09032018-ATR-01.qxd 3/8/2018 11:49 PM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 9 MARCH 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Cleanliness survey Voice of the heart The image makeover Amritsar has got 33rd rank in the Swachh Survekshan conducted by the Central Government. P2 Punjabi singer Sunanda comes across as a girl-next door, with, of course, a mellifluous voice. P3 Sonal Vengurlekar recently shed her desi look and adopted a glamorous avatar. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 29°C MIN 13°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28°C MIN 11°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 6.34 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6.47 AM Celebratingwomenfromvariedfields A number of women have shone in different spheres, making the city proud Neha Saini Tribune News Service MC Commissioner Sonali Giri takes a selfie with women councillors at civic body’s Ranjit Avenue office on Thursday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR In a first, MC felicitates women councillors Councillors hail MC Commissioner for organising the event INT’L WOMEN’S DAY Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 8 In the history of the Municipal Corporation (MC), Amritsar, it was for the first time that women councillors were honoured here today. The International Women’s Day was also special for the civic body as 50 per cent of the councillors are women. Secondly, the 2009-batch IAS offi- cer Sonali Giri, who took this initiative, is also city’s first woman MC Commissioner. “This is the time to celebrate the woman empowerment as we have 50 per cent women in the MC House,” she said. After honouring all 42 woman councillors with shawls, the MC Commissioner was seen clicking selfies with them. The councillors appreciated Sonali Giri’s initiative. Except a few woman councillors, most of the represen- tatives joined the function in the absence of their husbands. While interacting with councillors, Giri urged them to raise their voice for the issues of residents in the MC House. The civic body commissioner also interacted with “shy” councillors, asking them to speak confidently in the House. Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu congratulated women on the occasion. Meanwhile, the MC hon- oured six councillors for making efforts to make people in large numbers download Swachhta mobile application. The councillors, including Reena Chopra of ward 69, Vikas Soni of ward 70, Harpandeep Singh of ward 4, Navdeep Singh of ward 20 and Priyanka Sharma of ward 13 were awarded for motivating the public. Office-bearers of the Rotary Club also distributed 500 safety kits to safai karamcharis on the occasion. Amritsar, March 8 While a single day is not enough to celebrate what it means to be a woman, the International Women’s Day was marked by various events, honouring women achievers in the city for their commendable feats. The young and now famous wrestler, Navjot Kaur, was honoured by Ambedkar Educational and Cultural Society. Rajkumar Verka, MLA and chairman of the society, handed away a cash award of Rs 1 lakh and a trophy to the young wrestler, who clinched a gold at the Asian Wrestling Championship at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The wrestler was also honoured by Ravinder Singh Brahmpura, former SAD MLA from Khadoor Sahib, at her residence. Ravinder Brahmpura announced MPLADS funds on behalf of Lok Sabha MP Ranjit Singh Brahmpura for purchase of mattresses and setting up a practice hall in her Baghria village. He also presented a cheque of Rs 21,000 from his personal account. A shining example of grit and determination, Navjot shared that her success should be a deterrent for those, who consider women the weaker sex. “I want more girls to come forward and take the opportunity to do their best in whatever field they chose. She called for more encouragement in terms of infrastructure support for women in sports. Painting a powerful picture SNIPPETS Three booked for mining Tarn Taran: Three persons have been booked for illegal mining in the district. Besides, a tractor-trolley and two bullock carts, laden with sand, have been seized. The inspection team was led by KL Bhagat, Mining Officer, Khadur Sahib, that seized the carts alongside the river in Goindwal Sahib. The accused have been identified as Kashmir Singh of Goindwal Sahib and Saba of Hansawala. They fled the spot leaving their carts behind. The Harike police seized the tractor-trolley from Booh village. The identity of the owner is yet to be established. OC Symposium on women’s health Amritsar: Around 100 women from the city participated in a symposium on women health organised by Eat It Right, a nutrition clinic. The event was organised by Ridhi Khanna, a nutritionist, included lectures from various experts related to physical and mental health of women. Deputy Medical Commissioner Dr Prabhdeep Kaur lauded the role of the organisers. TNS 15 students get placement As many as 15 MBA students of the GNDU were selected by ICICI Prudential at a campus placement drive. The students were hired for the posts of senior financial services manager and unit managers at a salary package of Rs 2.60 lakh per annum. TNS Identity of murder victim established Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 8 A day after a naked woman’s body was found in a tube well room in Butar Kalan village, the police today claimed to have identified the victim. Amandeep Singh, investigating officer, said she was Amarjit Kaur, wife of Avtar Singh, a resident of Lohgarh village that falls under the Beas police station. Her husband, a labourer, informed the police that she had gone to Rayya to take medicines but did not return. He doesn’t suspect anyone. The body of the deceased was handed over to the family after postmortem examination. He said that her mobile phone was missing and the police were trying to scrutinise her call details to find any clue about the culprits behind her murder. Amarjit, who is in her late 30s, was found murdered in a tube well room at Butar Kalan village falling under the Mehta police station here on Tuesday evening. She was spotted by Avtar Singh, the owner of the fields, who found the locks of the room broken. The police said the victim may have been strangled to death and there were no signs of injuries on other parts of the body. Investigation into the case is on. The police said it was hopeful of identifying the people who committing the crime. Internationally-acclaimed artist Anuradha Thakur too was in the city for an exhibition dedicated to the calendar event. Being part of the allwomen exhibition at KT Kala, her work on the tribal art and culture is a silent harmony, an artist’s meditation on place and culture that stems out of experiences. Among the works of 50 women artists, her paintings of tribal traditions, inspired by her travels through different states, stand apart. “I consider black as a powerful, bold colour, even apt for delicate tones in my works,” she says. A part of the special TED talk programme by Shahrukh Khan, Anuradha stands for the idea of feminism, believing that all the women need is space to work on their dream. Visitors at an exhibition at the KT Kala Academy; and wrestler Navjot Kaur (below) receives honour from MLA Rajkumar Verka in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTOS: SUNIL KUMAR/VISHAL KUMAR represent not just India but also South Asia at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s International Network of Emerging Library Innovators (INELI). A global library leadership capacity building programme supported by the Global Libraries Initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Sandhu was invited to Seattle for a meeting where she presented her innovative ideas. “Some of the oldest libraries with lot of infrastructure support were part of this programme. I was surprised and humbled when I was invited as the only innovator from India,” shared the one-woman army at the District Library. Her idea of a public library is a space for community activities and not just books. “Public libraries ...meanwhile, suicide by a woman Amritsar: A married woman has committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. The incident took place on Saturday and she died at a private hospital on Wednesday. Identified as Sandeep Kaur, a resident of Guru Arjan Dev Nagar, she was allegedly being harassed by a man, Sukhraj Singh of Dubli village, Tarn Taran. The police have booked him under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC on the complaint of deceased’s husband Ranbir in Punjab are on the verge of closure and they can only be saved through community participation. A library is of the people, by the people and for the people.” Awareness campaign A quiet feat… Her vision of transforming public libraries into a living cultural space has made Prabhjot Kaur Sandhu, the librarian at District Library, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Harvinder Singh and other administrative officials created awareness regarding the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao RMPI workers protest demolition of Lenin’s statue Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 8 The Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI) today held a protest against workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who allegedly damaged the statues of Vladimir Lenin and other prominent communists in Tripura after the communist government was voted out of power recently. They were holding an agitation in Muhawa village here. While criticising the BJP led government, Rattan Singh Randhwa, a leader of the party, said the Central Government was in “slumber” even after communist leaders had urged it to provide security to the statues after it came to power. “The BJP and the RSS-backed people thrashed hundreds of communist workers, damaged their houses and even put them on fire besides attacking and vandalising the offices of the Communist Party in Tripura. The communist parities will organise protest rallies at public places,” he said. Baba Arjan Singh, another communist leader, called upon the workers of the RMPI to stand against the “oppressive” politics. “The BJP can vandalise the statues of Lenin and Periyar but it cannot end their ideology from the minds of people,” he added. Among other who spoke on the occasion were Balwinder Singh Jhabal and Maan Singh Muhawa. They also criticised the Capt Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in the state for failing to fulfil the demands of the farming community. Singh. Ranbir said he was marred to Sandeep Kaur around eight years ago. “She told me three months ago that Sukhraj had been harassing her for a year. Around one-and-a-half year ago, when she was going to her mother’s residence from Patti in a bus, the accused took a selfie along with her and forced her to befriend him, threatening that he would show the pictures to me,” Ranbir said. According to him, he lodged a complaint with the Patti police and both the parties reached a campaign. Informing people about the women centric welfare schemes and legal rights under women and child protection, officials of the police, health and child welfare departments emphasised on protecting and nurturing the girl child. Health Department’s event District health officials organised an event at Urban Primary Health Centre, Ran- Amritsar, March 8 The police have arrested Jaswinder Singh, alias Jagga, of Patti Bagge Wali in Verka for allegedly stealing Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) from cylinders. The accused used to deliver gas cylinders of an Indane Gas agency at Verka to consumers at their residences. He was booked following a tip-off provided by a local resident. According to information, the accused used to take gas cylinders to his home to pilfer gas illegally. Later, he used to sell the stolen gas. While c m y b jit Avenue, today to observe International Women’s Day. The event was presided over by local MLA Sunil Dutti. Speaking on the occasion, Dutti lauded the role of the department for creating awareness regarding female foeticide and keeping a check on illegal sex determination centres. He also honoured health officials for their role in promoting various government programmes. Delivery man held for stealing LPG Tribune News Service > > Activists of the Revolutionary Marxist Party of India raise slogans in Muhawa village against the demolition of statues of communist icons in Tripura on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO compromise. However, his wife remained disturbed as she thought that she had been insulted and did not want to live. “On March 3, Sandeep Kaur went to her mother’s home where he consumed some poisonous substance to end her life. She was admitted to a private hospital where she died during treatment,” he said. Harjit Singh, investigating officer, said the accused, Sukhraj Singh, alias Sajju, was on the run since then and raids were on to nab him. TNS transferring the gas in an illegal manner, he put the lives in danger of those residing nearby, the complainant stated. Kuldip Singh, SHO, Verka police station, said a case under Sections 420 and 336 of the IPC and 7 of Essential Commodities Act 1955 was registered against him. He said he was booked following the verbal complaints by the people of the area. He said the police recovered the auto-rickshaw used for delivery along with 21 gas cylinders. Some of them were empty while several had less content of gas.
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