30032018-ATR-01.qxd 3/30/2018 12:28 AM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 30 MARCH 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Free medical camp White is right A dream come true As many as 300 patients examined by a team of doctors at a free medical camp organised by the BSF. P2 White repels sunlight, looks chic and is timeless. P3 Kunal Jaisingh talks about his journey so far. P4 FORECAST SUNNY | MAX 34°C MIN 14°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 16°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 6.45 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6.27 AM MC plans to revive city bus service Proposal under super smart bus system to be sent to state govt two buses, he is doing good ❝If someone has60 buses, but these arealying idle. We business. We have Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 29 The Municipal Corporation (MC) is planning to revive the city bus service under its super smart bus system. Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu said he had discussed the issue with Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh. He said the MC would send a proposal in this regard to the government for resuming the city bus service. The city bus project was launched in January, 2014, but the government failed to make it a success. The project was funded by the Jawaharlal can run these buses on the link roads. A large number of tourists visit the Wagah border daily. We can generate revenue by operating the AC buses on these routes. DAMADEEP SINGH, Councillor As many as 60 buses that were introduced in the first phase of the project are parked at the Mall Mandi bus stand. TRIBUNE PHOTO Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNURM). The firm, which was assigned the task of running these buses, had winded up its business two years ago. As many as 60 buses, which were introduced in the first phase of the project, are lying defunct at the Mall Mandi bus stand. Councillor Damadeep Singh said, “If someone has two buses, he is doing a good business. We have 60 buses, but these are lying idle. I have suggested the MC to revive the project. We can run these buses on the link roads. Many tourists visit the ❞ Wagah border daily. We can generate revenue by operating the AC buses on these routes.” As per the plan, these buses will run on link roads such as Majitha Road, Fatehgarh Churian Road, Ajanal Road, Sultanwind Road and Chabbal Road. All other major roads are being covered under the BRTS project. Govt to clear its position after studying SC decision: Sampla SC/ST ACT Amritsar, March 29 Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla on Thursday said the Union government would look into the apprehensions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes after studying the SC’s judgment in which it protected public officials and employees from their arrest under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. He added that after looking into the legal aspects of the case, the government would clear its position. — TNS Man booked on bigamy charge Two groups clash over In His abode Tribune News Service the marriage, her husband’s behaviour changed and he started harassing her. The victim alleged that she later came to know that the accused was already married and did not take a divorce from his first wife. Jaswant Kaur, SP (Operation), conducted the probe and after that, she recommended registration of a case in this regard. Following the approval of Amritsar SSP (Rural) Parampal Singh, the Gharinda police registered the case under Sections 494, 498-A and 420 of the IPC against the accused. The police said raids were on to arrest the accused. Four booked for demanding dowry Four persons have been booked for allegedly demanding dowry. The accused have been identified as complainant’s husband Malkiet Singh, his mother Surinder Kaur, her son Sukhdeep Singh and his wife Simranjit Kaur, all residents of Tilak Vihar in New Delhi. Complainant Manjit Kaur, a resident of Sultanwind area, told the police that the accused threw her out of the house for “brining insufficient dowry”. On the basis of her complaint, a case under Sections 370, 372, 498A and 120- B of the IPC was registered against the accused. liquor,12 booked Our Correspondent and Sandeep Kumar Alloo of the other party. A case under Sections 379B, 148,149 and 506 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered against Harjit Singh and his associates. A case under Sections 336 of the IPC and Sections 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered against Supinder Singh and his associates. ASI Balwinder Lal, who is investigating the case, said both groups had gathered at an “ahata” to drink liquor when they clashed over a minor issue. (From left) Ludhiana Mayor Balkar Singh Sidhu, Jalandhar Mayor Jagdish Raj Raja, Amritsar Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu and Patiala Mayor Sanjeev Sharma Bittu pay obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Amritsar, March 29 Nearly a month after his marriage, a man was booked on the charge of bigamy after his wife lodged a complaint with the ADGP. The accused has been identified as Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Chhapa village falling under the Jhabal police station in Tarn Taran. The ADGP marked the complaint to the Amritsar (Rural) police. The victim, Amanpreet Kaur (27), a resident of Attari, told the police that she got married to Jaswinder on February 14, 2018. She said immediately after Three arrested for stealing vehicles BSc Agriculture courses a hit among girls at Khalsa College ‘Punjabi theatre is more progressive than movies’ Divya Sharma Tribune news service Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 29 Jatinder Kaur (78), who is one of the most versatile Punjabi actresses, still lives for acting. She has been in the field of acting for the past 22 years. “I became an actor when girls were forbidden from entering such a profession. I am glad that I could achieve so much as an artiste,” said the Shiromani Adakara recipient. She added that despite her stint in television and films, she loved theatre forever. “I live for theatre as it has given me everything in life. I feel Punjabi theatre is much more progressive than the Punjabi film industry as it gives an actor his due and help explore his versatility,” said the actress Jatinder. She was last seen on screen in acclaimed film Qissa and a few Punjabi films. Her last stage performance was in ‘Saukan’ at a theatre festival in Amritsar. Aware of the whole debate on wage disparity in the film industry and lack of female- Tribune News Service Decision to hold elections in universities, colleges evokes mixed response Amritsar, March 29 Three persons have been arrested for stealing vehicles from around the Golden Temple. The accused have been identified as Vikramjit Singh of Dashmesh Nagar, Kamal Kumar of B-block railway colony and Sanjiv Kumar of Nangali Bhatha. The police said they got a tip-off that the accused had formed a gang that used to steal bikes from around the Golden Temple. The police said later, they used to sell the stolen biked after forging their documents. The accused were arrested from a naka near the Ghee Mandi gate. A case under Sections 379, 411, 473 and 120-B of the IPC was registered against the accused. After the preliminary investigation, the police recovered four vehicles from the accused. They were produced in the court, which sent them to police remand. Amritsar, March 29 With the state government announcing to hold polls to students bodies in universities and colleges from the next academic session after a gap of 34 years, students and teachers are divided on the issue. Some feel the elections will develop leadership qualities in students while a few believe that the move will only result in politicising the environment on the campus. “Holding elections means that student leaders will seek political patronage from local leaders, who will be more than happy to oblige. Such bodies will ultimately become offshoots of political parties and student welfare agenda will take a back seat,” said Simran, a student of Guru Nanak Dev University. The students opposing the move said though no elections were held in educational institutes across the state in the past three decades, the political parties continued to appoint presidents and other office-bearers for colleges and universities regularly. “Even in the city, the instances of firing and clashes among student groups on the issue of ‘pardangi’ (presidentship) are frequent. Holding elections will only help in talking these to the next level,” said Manskirant, a student of Khalsa College. The demand for holding student body elections has often been raised by many student associations in the state. A university teacher, who was active in students’ politics during his college days, said, “Every decision has its positive and negative impacts. But look at the political scenario now. The sons and daughters of old politicians are taking their place in politics. But if students’ elections are held, we will be able to see new political faces, some of them ultimately will enter state and national politics.” — TNS Amritsar, March 29 “I come from a farming background. The problems faced by my family members in farming over the years have motivated me to study agriculture. I will go back home and help my father in his work. I will try to use the new techniques that I will learn here,” said Mehakpreet Kaur, a first-year student of BSc Agriculture at Khalsa College. Like her, a number of girls have opted for agriculture courses in the co-ed college and their number has increased in the past few years. Students have to appear for the entrance examination to get admission to these courses. Many girls have opted for such courses to contribute to the agriculture sector in multiple capacities, most importantly to help their families. “People normally associate agriculture with boys. They don’t think of other avenues or opportunities to impart c m y b Agriculture students of Khalsa College in Amritsar. VISHAL KUMAR knowledge of new techniques to farmers,” said Ramandeep Kaur, a third-year student of four-year BSc Agriculture. Some of the girls want to create awareness about new techniques among the farming community by opening shops to provide balanced and environment-friendly pesticides and working as agriculture development officers or in a company associated with agriculture. “I come from a small village of Fazilka. I have seen adverse affects and poor condition of agriculture. I want to go back and improve my area,” said a first-year student. Dr Randeep Kaur Bal, head the agriculture department, Khalsa College, said, “The number of girls opting for agriculture courses has increased in past few years. Earlier, only boys used to take admission to these courses. Girls were allowed to take admission around 18 years ago. This time, the number of girls is more than that of boys in the first year of BSc Agriculture.” Tarn Taran, March 29 The city police have booked 12 persons in crosscases after a clash between two groups at a local tavern on the Amritsar road here on Wednesday evening. The reason behind the clash was said to be a dispute over consuming liquor. Apart from five unidentified accused, the police booked Supinder Singh, a resident of Behla village, of one party while Harjit Singh, Ravi, Varinder Singh, Bagga, Happy, Vijay Neha Saini live ❝Igivenfor theatre as it in has me everything life. I feel Punjabi theatre is much more progressive than the Punjabi film industry as it gives an actor his due and helps explore his versatility ❞ JATINDER KAUR, Punjabi actress centric roles in Punjabi films, Jatinder said sometimes, she had been surprised by the remuneration she was offered even after 12 years of career as a TV and film actor. “One recent project in which I worked had a male lead actor, who entered the industry 25 years after me, and he was getting better remuneration than me. It is really quite surprising.” She said theatre artistes did not face such problems. “I earned Rs 65 from my first work as an actor on television back in 80s. The industry has come a long way since then,” added the actress.
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