06032018-ATR-01.qxd 3/5/2018 11:21 PM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 6 MARCH 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE GNDU budget In great shape I am family person GND University approves its annual budget for 2018-19 worth ~467 crore. The Shape of Water triumphs at Oscars amid call for inclusivity. P3 Swati Shah talks about going back to comedy after a decade. P4 FORECAST P2 MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 27°C MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24°C MIN 12°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6.32 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6.51 AM Minor girl raped, youth booked Tribune News Service Students come out of a school after their first CBSE exam in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR CBSE English exam easy but lengthy: Students Over 15,000 students in Amritsar and Tarn Taran take exams Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 5 More than 15,000 students of Class X and XII from Amritsar and Tarn Taran districts appeared for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams which commenced today. Twelve centres have been established in Amritsar district while six are there in Tarn Taran. The papers commenced at 10.30 am and concluded at 1.30 pm. Most of the Class XII students found the English exam simple but a lengthy one. “It was an average paper. Nothing was out of syllabus,” said Chahat Mahendru, a student of Sidana International School. Another student, Harpreet Kaur, from Khalsa College International Public School said, “Though I managed to attempt the paper, it was a lengthy one.” “The paper had an average difficulty level. The questions Amritsar, March 5 In a shocking incident, a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Nizzarpura village here yesterday. The suspect has been identified as Manjinder Singh of the same village. The victim’s mother stated to the police that her daughter was playing outside her house in the street. According to her, the accused took her to his house on some pretext. When she did not return after sometime, the complainant started searching for her. She alleged when she went to her neighbour’s house, she saw Manjinder sexually assaulting her. On seeing the girl’s mother, the accused fled in no time. The Janidala police have registered a case under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and 4 and 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The investigation has been handed over to Sub Inspector Simarjit Kaur. The medical examination of the girl was conducted today. The police said it would conduct raids at the possible hideouts of the accused to bring him to justice. Over 3,000 students turn up at employment fair Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, March 5 A state level job fair was organised in Patti, 25 km from here, today which was presides over by Charanjit Singh Channi, Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister, Punjab. Around 3,000 students participated in the job fest. The organisers stated that the job fair attracted students from 80 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) from Tarn Taran, Amritsar, Ferozepur, Fazilka, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Abohar and Faridkot. As many as 5,500 students had got themselves registered under ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’ and around 3,000 students appeared for interview. Some of the students also got themselves registered on the spot. The employment fair was attended by 19 companies which selected 750 candidates for the job. None of the selected candidates was given appointment letter today. Charanjit Singh Channi, in his address, said the state government was going to introduce a new syllabus in syllabi of the Industrial Training Institutions (ITIs) and 48-yr-old commits suicide, wife booked Tribune News Service Student discuss the question paper on Monday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR in literature section were tricky. Like every year, the paper was lengthy this time as well,” said Ardhana Singh, an English teacher at DAV International School. Anita Bhalla, CBSE nodal officer for the region, said, “Over 6,000 students Illicit relations? Amritsar, March 5 Perturbed over “illicit relations” of his wife, a man committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Butala village that falls under the Beas police station here yesterday. The police have booked his wife Amarjit Kaur and her “paramour” Rajbir Singh for suicide abetment. The deceased has been identified as Tejwant Singh (48). Deceased’s sister Harpreet Kaur told the police that Tejwant was married to Amarjit Kaur in 1990 and that he was upset due to Illicit relations of his wife is said to be the reason behind it. Her paramour has also been booked, the police said. his wife’s “illicit” relations with Rajbir Singh. Acting on her complaint, the police have registered a case under Section 306 of the IPC against the two. No arrest has been made so far. Investigating officer Subhash Kumar said the matter was under investigation. He said the body was handed over to deceased’s family after postmortem examination. Charanjit Singh Channi, Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister, Punjab, among others at the job fest in Patti, Tarn Taran, on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Polytechnic Colleges from the coming academic session to modernise the technical education besides providing an option of education in Punjabi medium. He said teachers of technical institutions would also be made accountable for the placement of students. “A subject on English language will be introduced at the government technical institutes from this year to make the students capable of proving their worth at national and international level,” he said. On this occasion, Channi announced a grant of Rs 1 crore for the ITIs in Patti and Sarhali to meet the infra- SNIPPETS Purse snatched from woman Amritsar: Two bike-borne persons snatched a purse from a Doordarshan employee in the walled city. The victim, Kumkum, said there were Rs 8,000, gold jewellery, an iPhone, plastic money, a voter card and other documents in the purse. She said that she along with her family was on foot when the snatchers turned up near Kammo Deori. A case has been registered. TNS Mobile seized from jail inmate The Central jail authorities have recovered a mobile phone from a jail inmate, identified as Vikram, a resident of Beri Gate. Gurjant Singh, Assistant Superintendent, Jail, said the cell was seized during a search operation. A case under Sections 42 and 52-A under the Prisoners’ Act was registered against him. TNS appeared from Amritsar and Tarn Taran for Class XII exam and 9,000 Class X students for vocational subjects.” Students of Class X appearing for board exams for the first time looked happy and relaxed after taking their voca- tional exams, such as financial marketing, information technology etc. They came up with mixed experience. “There is nothing to worry. The paper of financial marketing was very simple,” said Sonali Sharma, Class X student of Stalwarts World School. Online fraudster targets cop, hunt on Court extends Tanda’s police remand Aujla reviews development projects Rs 40,000 transferred from cop’s account, police teams sent to Bengal Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 5 The District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee reviewed various development works being carried out under the MPLAD funds and the Union Government grants at a meeting here today. The meeting, held under committee chairman MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla, assessed works being carried out under the MGNREGA, National Rural Urban Mission Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gramin Kaushal Yojana, MPLAD scheme, Border Area Development Scheme, Deen Dayal Antodya Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, National Social Assessment Programme, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (urban and rural), Swachh Bharat Mission, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojana, Crop Insurance Scheme, National Health Mission, Sarv Sikhya Abhiyan, Skilled Develop- Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, March 5 A resident of West Bengal has been booked for a fraudulent bank transaction, causing a loss of around Rs 40,000 to a cop. The accused has been identified as Mojar Sheikh of West Bengal. The victim, Amrik Singh, a head constable, had received a phone call around a year ago from the accused who had tricked him into revealing his ATM card and other details. Later, Amrik Singh found that Rs 39,960 had been transferred from his bank account fraudulently. He lodged a complaint with the police following which DSP (Investigations) Ashwani Kumar Attri conducted an inquiry. He said the accused had used his mobile number (8609148627) to contact Amrik Singh. Darshan Singh Mann, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), said a police team had been dispatched to West Bengal to arrest the accused. Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been slapped on the accused. The police hope that the accused would be behind bars soon. Such online fraud is being reported from across the country for the past couple of years. Banks and other financial institutions issue warnings time and again to their customers to make them aware about the modus operandi of fraudsters, who seek debit or credit card details along with personal information to transfer their money to other bank accounts. Amritsar, March 5 A local court today extended the police remand of Gurdev Singh Tanda by another four days. Tanda was earlier deported by the Thailand authorities and arrested by the Amritsar police on his arrival at the IGI Airport in New Delhi on Tuesday. He is facing charges under Arms Act, Explosive Act and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act among other offences. Tanda’s legal counsel, advocate Navjit Singh Turna said the state special operation cell’s council had pleaded that more time was required to investigate Tanda’s links with Sikh hardliners in other countries. Tanda had been in police custody for the last five days. He was produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Satish Kumar. continued on page 2 Man held for oil theft The Bhindi Saida police have arrested Harjit Singh for allegedly stealing oil from a power transformer. Three cans of oil and an SUV have been seized from his possession. Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Tejinder Singh said he was nabbed following a tip-off. TNS Tribune News Service c m y b structural requirements. He also announced commissioning of one unit each for computer hardware and network, plumber, tractor mechanic, welder, car painter and mechanist at Patti ITI. Others who addressed the gathering were Pattil MLA Harmindar Singh Gill, Tarn Taran MLA Dr Dharmbeer Agnihotri and Tarn Taran Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal. SSP Darshan Singh Mann, Patti SDM Surinder Singh, Deputy Director Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab, Maninderpal Singh Bhatia were also present. Bid to end life at Golden Temple Tribune News Service Lok Sabha MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla (centre) at a meeting with DC Kamaldeep Singh Sangha (left) and other officials at Bachat Bhawan in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR ment programme and others. Aujla asked officials of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to design the roads keeping in view futuristic needs of traffic. He categorically stated that the contractor would be held responsible for any accident taking place on the under construction road. Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Ravinder Singh, PUDA Chief Administrator Deepti Uppal, Deputy Commissioner Police Amrik Singh Powar, MC Joint Commissioner Saurabh Arora, Civil Surgeon Narinder Kaur, District Social Welfare Officer Narinderjit Singh Pannu, Chief Agriculture Officer Dalbir Singh Chhina, District Programme Officer Gulbahar Singh Toor, all BDPOs and officials from various other departments took part in the meeting. Amritsar, March 5 A youth tried to commit suicide by jumping into the ‘sarovar’ of Golden Temple, but was saved by the vigilant members of the task force of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) here today. The youth has been identified as Amandeep Singh, a resident of Moga. Onlookers said he was standing near Baba Budha Singh Beri and jumped into the sacred pool all of a sudden. As the devotees raised the alarm, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee staff saved him from drowning. Golden Temple manager Sulakhan Singh said he was handed over to the police for investigation. “The reason behind it not known yet,” he said. Meanwhile, the police are making efforts to intimate his parents about him.
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