07032018-ATR-01.qxd 3/6/2018 11:56 PM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 7 MARCH 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Cancer screening camp Chronicles of a lifetime New pitch World Cancer Care Society organises a mega cancer screening camp. P2 Not everyone loves their alma mater like the former principal of Government College of Art, DS Kapoor. P3 Maya Hawke has been roped in for Stranger Things. P4 FORECAST SUNNY | MAX 27°C MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C MIN 10°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.32 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.51 AM SNIPPETS Cash stolen from two cars Amritsar: Miscreants stole cash from two cars by smashing their windowpanes during the past 24 hours in the city. The accused are yet to be identified in both cases. In the first incident, victim Sanju Kumar told the police that he had parked his car on Shivala Road on Monday afternoon. He said some indentified persons smashed the windowpane of his car and stole Rs 40,000 in cash. ASI Paramjit Singh said a case under Sections 379 and 427 of the IPC had been registered against the accused. In the other case, complainant Dr Nitin Jain told the police that he parked his car outside Amandeep Medicity Hospital on Lawrence Road and unidentified persons stole Rs 15,000 and some important documents by smashing the windowpane of his car. A case has been registered against the unidentified persons. TNS Man injured in firing Tarn Taran: A man was injured in a firing incident at Ram Singh Wala village, 40 km from here, this evening. The victim has been identified as Lakha Singh (40). The reason behind the incident was said to be a verbal spat between the victim and a resident of the same village. Lakha Singh has been admitted to the Civil Hospital in Patti where his condition is said to be stable. Inspector Preetinder Singh, SHO of the Sadar police station, said the accused fired three to four shots at Lakha and one of them hit him in his shoulder. OC Four arrested with narcotics Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 6 The police arrested four persons with narcotics in the Jandiala and Islamabad areas here yesterday. In the first case, the Jandiala police arrested two drug smugglers with 15-gm heroin. The accused has been identified as Rahul Singh, a resident of Manawala and Ajaypal Singh, a resident of Nathuana village. Sub-Inspector Harmeet Singh from the Jandiala police station said, “A police team laid a naka at Devidaspura village when the accused were arrested. They were going toward Jandiala and after seeing the police, they tried to change their path. On suspicion, the police stopped them and recovered 10-gm heroin from Rahul and 5-gm from Ajaypal while checking.” A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused. In another case, the Crime Investigation Agency arrested two persons with habit- About accused ■ In the first case, the Jandiala police arrested two drug smugglers with 15-gm heroin. The accused has been identified as Rahul Singh, a resident of Manawala and Ajaypal Singh, a resident of Nathuana village. ■ In another case, the Crime Investigation Agency arrested two persons with habit-forming tablets. The accused have been identified as Rohit and Arun Bhandari, both residents of Veryam Singh Colony in Islamabad. . forming tablets. The accused have been identified as Rohit and Arun Bhandari, both residents of Veryam Singh Colony in Islamabad. The police intercepted a bike and recovered 700 intoxicant tablets from Rohit and 500 tablets from Arun. A case under Sections 21, 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused at the Islamabad police station. MC opens six more windows for property tax collection Move initiated after an increase in footfall of taxpayers Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 6 Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee officials had to return without checking cash at Kotha Sahib Gurdwara after residents of Vallah village opposed them. A delegation of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee officials arrived at the gurdwara after a section of village residents complained of bungling. The officials were accompanied by local Gurdwara Management Committee president Rana Palwinder Singh and senior vice-president Wassan Singh. Residents, who were protesting the visit of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee officials, told them that they need to take permission of the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission to have access to the gurdwara’s golak. Paramjit Singh Khalsa, president of Jatha Sirlath Khalsa, said a 25-member committee, comprising residents of Vallah and Sultanwind villages, was formed to Amritsar, March 6 Observing an increase in the footfall of taxpayers at the MC office, the authorities have increased the number of windows to pay property tax in the city. It is the last month to pay property tax without any penalty and interest on the tax amount. The MC has opened six more windows for property tax collection at its zonal offices to accommodate the rush of residents. Earlier, the MC was collecting property tax at its head office in Ranjit Avenue and Zone No. 6 office in Company Bagh. A letter issued by MC Commissioner Sonali Giri states that collection windows have opened at Zone No. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8 offices. More than 10 employees have been appointed at the collection windows to facilitate residents. An official of the MC’s property tax wing said, “Generally, residents pay tax during the last two The Municipal Corporation office in Amritsar. It is the last month to pay property tax without any penalty and interest on the tax amount. TRIBUNE PHOTO Over 10 employees appointed A letter issued by MC Commissioner Sonali Giri states that collection windows have opened at Zone No. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8 offices. More than 10 employees have been appointed for the task at the collection windows to facilitate residents. . weeks of March. They have to stand in long queues to pay the tax. In March, the collection has increased up to Rs 25 lakh per day. To Man, mother booked for wife’s murder bid Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, March 6 A man and his mother have been booked for a bid to kill the former’s wife for dowry. The accused have been identified as Sandeep Singh and his mother Kulwant Kaur, both residents of Basrana in Gurdaspur. On the complaint of victim Daljit Kaur’s father Mukhtiar Singh, a case under Sections 307, 498-A and 120-B of the IPC has been registered against the accused. Accused Sandeep was married to Daljit about two years ago. The police said the accused started harassing Had a brilliant stay at IIM-Amritsar, says Abdul Qadir Tribune News Service 26-year-old Abdul Qadir Huned Dula. TRIBUNE PHOTO “It is a great feeling. There are many companies that are coming for the placement drive. I liked the profile and applied. I shall be working in Nigeria.” Abdul Qadir described his stay in Amritsar as a lifelong cherishing experience. He said, “Of all IIM established in 2015, IIM, Amritsar, has taken Had turned up at Kotha Sahib Gurdwara to check cash in golak Charanjit Singh Teja Ahmedabad boy fetches ~54-lakh annual package Amritsar, March 6 26-year-old Abdul Qadir Huned Dula has bagged an annual package of Rs 54 lakh during a placement drive being held at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Amritsar. Abdul Qadir will join the MNC Tolaram group as a business development manager. The group deals in consumer goods, digital services, energy and infrastructure. He is a student of the second batch of the institute established in 2015. At present, it is functioning from the premises of Punjab Institute of Technology. The IIM-Kozhikode is mentoring the institute. The classes of the postgraduate programme in management are held in the institute. Abdul Qadir, who belongs to Ahmedabad, hails from a family of businessmen. He said, SGPC officials return after objection to visit a leap forward. I have a brilliant stay on the campus. There is a great environment here,” he added. Sanjay Tripathi, senior placement consultant, IIM, Amritsar, said, “So far, Abdulqadir has bagged the highest package. However, the placement drive is still on and companies are coming.” Daljit Kaur soon after their marriage for dowry and had been demanding a car in dowry. After three months of the marriage, Sandeep, along with his wife Daljit, was going to meet his in-laws. The police said the couple entered into a brawl over some issue on the way near Mannan village on the Khemkaran-Amritsar road and Sandeep rammed the car into a tree. Daljit received serious injuries and suffered a fracture in his back as a result, she had gone bed-ridden. The police registered the case yesterday evening. Man booked for using fake stamp on arms licence Tarn Taran , March 6 A person has been booked for allegedly using a fake stamp of the Deputy Commissioner’s office, which is used for arms licences. The accused has been identified as Mandeep Singh, a resident of Basarke village. A case under Section 420 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. The matter came to the notice of the authorities when Kashmir Singh of Shahbazpur village filed a complaint with the police in which he said the accused took Rs 10,000 from him to make an official entry of the purchase of weapons in his arms licence. He said the accused used a fake stamp on the licence and in the official record of the arms branch of the DC’s office, no such entry was found. Kashmir Singh said the accused took more Rs 70,000 Continued on page 2 c m y b accommodate the residents, six more windows have been opened in separate zones.” Pardeep Kumar, nodal officer for property tax, said windows would remain open till March 31. “We are expecting to collect Rs 20 crore till the end of this month,” he added. The officer urged the residents to pay their tax early to avoid any inconvenience. The MC is planning to install flex boards to encourage them in this regard. run the affairs of the gurdwara till the orders of the judicial commission. He said villagers locked the rooms of the offices of president and manager. “Any attempt to unlock the gates will prompt us to take legal recourse,” he added. Residents of Vallah had filed a complaint against the local gurdwara management committee with the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee some days ago. Alleging gross misappropriation of devotees’ donation, they demanded a probe into the accounts of Gurdwara Kotha Sahib located at Vallah village. Paramjit Singh, a resident of Vallah, said the complaint was handed over to Additional Secretary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Diljit Singh Bedi. He alleged that some persons were misusing funds meant for the gurdwara with impunity. “No receipt was issued for the amount received for performing ‘akhand path’, ‘sehaj path’, Sukhmani Sahib path or even ‘anand karaj’,” he claimed.
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