09052018-ATR-01.qxd 5/9/2018 12:18 AM Page 1 WEDNESDAY | 9 MAY 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Workshop at GNDU Resplendent in red New role A total of 39 participants take part in a 7-day workshop on animal cell culture at GNDU. P2 Actress Sonam Kapoor chose a traditional bright red lehenga for her wedding day. P3 Actress Patrali Chattopadhyay has been roped in to play the role of Prema in Kya Haal Mr Paanchal? P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 33°C MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C MIN 20°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.15 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.39 AM ‘Help check child abuse’ Tribune News Service Tarn Taran, May 8 The district administration of Tarn Taran has appealed to residents to report the child begging and child abuse incidents at phone numbers 7307433144 and 9780615491 or toll-free helpline 1098. Kamaljit Singh, District Child Protection Officer, said a meeting was convened at the officer of Khadur Sahib Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) — Dr Pallavi Chaudhary — on Tuesday. aHe added that besides police officers, officials of the district administration and Education Department also attended the meeting. Students in a jubilant mood after the results of the Class X PSEB exams were declared in Amritsar on Tuesday. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR City boy bags 5th rank in state Class X PSEB exams:18 students of dist make it to merit list Amritsar dist ranks 19th in state Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 8 The district has failed to put up an impressive performance in the Class X PSEB exams, the results of which were declared on Tuesday. Amritsar is placed at 19th position among the 22 districts with 54.86 pass percentage. However, a total of 18 students of the district have made it to the merit list. Raghav Gupta, a student of Jagat Jyoti Model High school, Maha Singh Gate, Amritsar, bagged the fifth position on the merit list with 97.54 per cent marks. Talking about his success, he said, “I believe in understanding the concepts. I focused on clearing the concepts instead of cramping the syllabus. I had made timetable and according to that, I devoted my time to ■ Amritsar is placed at 19th position among the 22 districts with 54.86 pass percentage. ■ Luvdeep Kaur, a student of Guru Nanak Public Senior Secondary School, Chanake, Adda-Nath Di Khuhi, bagged the sixth rank in the state with 97.38 per cent marks. . Family members of Raghav Gupta, who bagged the 5th position in the state, offer him sweets in Amritsar on Tuesday. subjects.” Raghav gave the credit for the success to his parents and teachers. Beaming with joy, meritorious students of Guru Nanak Public Senior Secondary School, Chanake, Adda-Nath Di Khuhi, celebrated their success with their teachers after the results were out. SNIPPETS Deputy Director, Higher Education, appointed Many students from the school have made to the merit list this year. Luvdeep Kaur, a student of Guru Nanak Public Senior Secondary School, Chanake, Adda-Nath Di Khuhi, bagged the sixth rank in the state with 97.38 per cent marks. She wants MC to develop heritage street near Durgiana Temple Tribune News Service Amritsar: Dr Lakhwinder Singh Gill from the English Department of the SR Government College for Women has been appointed as the Deputy Director, Higher Education. Dr Gill, who was the head of the Postgraduate Department of English in the college, has been teaching for the past two decades. He penned three books in English and published articles in many prestigious national and international journals. He is also the general secretary of Ekam Sahit Manch, Amritsar. Writing poetry in Punjabi is his passion. His poem “Mera Pind Bolia” was much acclaimed in literary circles and it was telecast by Doordarshan Jalandhar. His book on poetry “Tu Kion Nahi Bolda” will be released soon. Hailing from a remote village near Dera Naba Nanak, he finished his schooling from the village school and did his MA, MPhil and PhD from Guru Nanak Dev University. TNS 11 booked for assault Tarn Taran: As many as 11 persons, including Sukhdev Singh, the sarpanch of Gaggobua village, 20 km from here, have been booked for attacking a youth of the same village. The sarpanch belongs to the SAD. Besides him, the accused have been identified as Gursewak Singh, Gurpal Singh, Kanwaljit Singh, Rachhpal Singh Soni and Sukhdev Singh, while others are yet to be identified. A case under Sections 325, 452, 148 and 149 of the IPC has been registered against the accused on the complaint of Bhupinder Singh. The complainant told the police the accused attacked him when he was going to the playground of the village. OC Couple booked for fraud Tarn Taran: A couple has been booked for duping a resident of Rs Rs 5.85 lakh on the pretext of sending him to the USA. The accused has been identified as Jasbir Singh and his wife Sukhwinder Kaur. A case under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC has been registered against the accused on the complaint of Gursewak Singh of Bhattal Sehja Singh village. The complainant told the police that the accused took an amount of Rs 5.85 lakh from him on the pretext of sending abroad. He said the accused demanded Rs 20 lakh four years back to get his work done. OC Amritsar, May 8 The Municipal Corporation has been planning to develop a heritage street near the Durgiana Temple. The MC will also beautify Gandhi Gate and Gandhi Chowk Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu said that the civic body had received Rs 15 crore for the project and work on it would start soon. The MC has prepared a draft in this regard. The Amritsar Improvement Trust is also spending crores for the beautification of the Durgiana Temple. The Mayor said the Durgiana Temple Haritage Street was his dream project and he would work on it on a priority basis. Following the pattern of the Heritage Street near the Golden Temple, the MC will bring uniformity in the shops on the proposed street and white marble will be installed on the street. According to the information, the MC will also beautify the Gandhi Gate and Gandhi Chowk. to pursue medical in future. She said, “It feels great after making it to the merit list. I wish to pursue the medical stream in future.” Labhpreet Singh, a student of the same school, stood third in the district and ninth in the state with his 96.92 per cent marks. He said, “It is a matter of pride. My sister had also passed the exams with flying colours. The school helped us a lot in scoring good marks.” The administration has constituted a task force which will take action against child begging and will make efforts for the rehabilitation of such children. Kamaljit said raids would be conducted at different places in the district in this regard. Officials of the administration also visited historic gurdwaras of Khadur Sahib and Goindwal Sahib to sensitise shopkeepers and residents to the issue. The officials said child begging was prominently seen outside religious places and small children could be seen asking for alms from the devotees. They added that efforts were being made to check child labour as well. MR vaccination: Efforts made to restore parents’ Accused of demanding ransom of ~50 lakh from trader Gurbaxpuri confidence Gang of robbers busted, 4 held Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 8 To dispel rumours about the measles-rubella vaccination campaign, the district Health Department has now roped in senior administration officials for getting their children vaccinated for measles-rubella. Tarn Taran’s Additional Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Rishi, who residents in Amritsar, got his children vaccinated here on Tuesday. Earlier, Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr Kirandeep Kaur also got her daughter vaccinated on Monday. Talking about the efforts being made by the department in this regard, Civil Surgeon Dr Hardeep Singh Ghai said, “The exercise is a part of the confidence building measures. The exercise has started giving positive results and people are willing to get their children vaccinated for measles-rubella.” Tarn Taran, May 8 The district police claim to have busted a five-member gang of robbers, which is accused of demanding a ransom of Rs 50 lakh from a local businessman. Four members of the gang have been arrested while one member managed to give the police the slip. The police have recovered a country-made pistol, three country-made revolvers, 16 cartridges and 2,000 intoxicant pills from the robbers. Cases under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act, Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act and Sections 399 and 402 of the IPC have been registered against the accused at the local city police station. While addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, SSP Darshan Singh Mann said the accused had been identified as Talwinder Singh Jaggi, Nishan Singh, both res- Police officers present the accused before the media in Tarn Taran on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO idents of the Kajikot Road area; Ranjit Singh Rana, a resident of Chaunk Bohri Wala village; and Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Fatehchak locality. He said Prince, a resident of the Noordi Adda area, managed to escape from the spot. The SSP said on a tip-off, a joint team of the CIA and the city police led by Inspector Harit Sharma, in charge of the CIA, raided Farmat Behla village, 10 km from here, on Monday evening where the accused were holding a meeting to discuss their plans. The police said the gang had demanded a ransom of Rs 50 lakh from a local businessman, identified as Harwinder Singh. It had also threatened to kill his son if he failed to fulfil their demand, cops added. Two arrested with heroin, drug powder BJP announces its office-bearers Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 8 The police on Tuesday arrested two drug smugglers with heroin and drug powder. The accused have been identified Eric (29), alias Kanni, a resident of Bharariwal village and Sarwan Singh (28), alias Baga, a resident of Varyam Singh colony in Amritsar. Inspector Vavinder Kumar, in charge of the cyber crime and technical unit, said a tip-off was received that the accused were in a house in Guru Nanak Nagar of Bhrariwal village and following the information, the police arrested them. Jagmohan Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) (Investigation), said during the raid at their house, the police recovered a packet of heroin and seven packets of narcotic powder. During the investigation, the accused confessed that Sunny Partap Singh, who is lodged in the Central Jail, had sent nine packets to them, he added. The accused used to sell drug in retail by mixing heroin and narcotic powder, the DCP added. The police added that the accused had sold two pack- The accused in police custody in Amritsar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Accused nabbed on tip-off ■ Inspector Vavinder Kumar, in charge of the cyber crime and technical unit, said a tip-off was received that the accused were in a house in Guru Nanak Nagar of Bhrariwal village. After receiving the information, the police arrested them. ■ Jagmohan Singh, DCP (Investigation), said during the raid at their house, the police recovered a packet of heroin and seven packets of narcotic powder. . ets of narcotic powder by mixing heroin in it. As per the information, the accused paid Rs 17 lakh for one kg of narcotic powder to a Ludhiana-based smuggler. The police claim that the chemical powder was made in Delhi while heroin was delivered from Pakistan. According to the police, the accused are hardcode criminals and many cases are registered against them. The recovered chemical and heroin has been sent for a lab test. DCP Jagmohan said Eric had been declared proclaimed offender and four cases under the NDPS Act were registered against him. A fresh case of under Sections 21, 29, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused. Amritsar, May 8 The state unit of the BJP on Tuesday announced its office-bearers. Rajya Sabha MP and party president Shwait Malik said Dinesh Kumar had been nominated as general secretary (organisation) while Rakesh Rathore, Parveen Bansal and Dyal Singh Sodhi had been appointed as general secretaries. Major Ravinder Singh Gill (retd) has been appointed as media in charge whereas Varun Puri will oversee the party’s social media. Gurdev Sharma has been appointed as treasurer while Sarwan Nayyar is deputy treasurer. Raj Kumar Bhatia has been nominated as office secretary. Vikramjeet Singh Cheema is the president of the Kissan Morcha while Dr Dilbagh Raj has been appointed as the president of party’s SC Morcha. Sunny Sharma is the president of Yuva Morcha. Others officer-bearers are Jiwan Gupta, Narinder Parmar, Hans Raj Hans, Umesh Shankar, Mohinder Bhagat, Sukhwant Singh Dhanola and Dhanpat Syag, who have been appointed as vice-presidents. Continued on page 2
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