27062018-ATR-01.qxd 6/27/2018 12:40 AM Page 1 WEDNESDAY | 27 JUNE 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Eateries asked to meet norms Heart wants... Laugh out loud Canteens and cafeterias of GNDU ordered to meet standards prescribed by FSSAI. P2 When it comes to love, heart takes precedence over everything else. P3 Sony TV is all set to bring back its longest running comedy show, Comedy Circus. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 36°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 41°C MIN 28°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.39 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.27 AM SNIPPETS Man booked for bid to rape Amritsar: A parson was booked for attempting to rape his sister-inlaw at Naag Kalan village here on Tuesday. The accused has been identified as Ravi, a resident of the same village. In her complaint to the police, the victim said she was alone at home around 2 pm when the accused, who is a cousin of her husband, entered the house and tried to rape her. She raised the alarm and the accused managed to escape, the victim added. On a complaint of the victim, a case under Sections 376 and 511 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered. TNS Scribe cremated Tarn Taran: Parwinder Singh Jolly, a reporter of Punjabi Tribune from Patti, was cremated on Tuesday. The 62-year-old scribe died of heart failure on Sunday. He is survived by his wife and two sons. A large number of residents were present on the occasion. The bhog ceremony will be held in Patti on July 1. OC 4 booked for abducting girl Tarn Taran: Four persons, including two women, were booked for allegedly abducing a teenage girl from Maniala Jai Singh village, 30 km from here, on Monday. ASI Kulwant Singh, who is investigating the case, said the accused had been identified as Ginder Singh and his mother Paramjit Kaur, both residents of Chuslewar; and Sukhraj Kaur and her husband Gurlal Singh, both residents of Bhagupur. A case under Sections 363 and 366-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the accused. The parents of the victim told the police that the girl took Rs 35,000 from home. OC Robbers take away sugar bags Tarn Taran: As many as 20 robbers took away 600 bags of sugar from a godown in Balachakk, 14 km from here, on Monday night. They loaded the bags in a truck and fled. The bags belonged to Star Agro Private Limited. A case under Sections 380 and 342 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered. Inspector Chander Bhushan said the robbers held watchman Ran Bahadur hostage and loaded the sugar bags in the truck and ran away. OC Constituency-wise duties assigned to civic body’s town planning staff New industrial policy from July:December Minister Says pending VAT refund amount to be released before Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 26 The Municipal Corporation (MC) has assigned constituency-wise duties to its town planning wing staff. Following the new directions form MC Commissioner Sonali Giri, Municipal Town Planner Narinder Sharma will look after the East and South constituencies. Meanwhile, Municipal Town Planner Iqbalpreet Singh Randhawa will oversee the West, North and Central constituencies. Assistant Town Planners Jagdeep Singh (East constituency), Lakhbir Singh (West constituency), Krishan Kumar (North constituency), Parminder Singh (Central constituency) and Sanjeev Devgan (South constituency) have also been duties. The Municipal Town Planners and Assistant Town Planners will be responsible for the construction of any illegal building in their respective areas. The civic body would install boards at the head office highlighting the name of the officials and their respective areas. Amritsar, June 26 Industries and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora on Tuesday announced that the new industrial policy would be implemented from next month. Attending a meeting with local MLAs, Industry Department officials and industrialists here, the minister said the new policy would boost the industries in the state. He said the pending VAT refund amount would be released before December as Rs 300 crore to be released every month. “The government has released Rs 1,440 crore to the PSPCL so that it can provide power at Rs 5 per unit to the industries in the state. MOUs worth Rs 590 crore have been signed for setting up new industrial units in the state,” the minister added. Kamal Dalmia, president, Focal Point Industries Association, said for new start-ups, industrial land banks must be constituted so that these could provide land at low rates. Dalmia also advocated the one-time settlement scheme. He said, “The Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation should be made more STFnabstwowith515-gmheroin, ‘cut’ powder Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 26 Officials of the Special Task Force (STF), Border Range, Amritsar, on Tuesday claimed to have busted a drug racket being run from the Central Jail with the arrest of two persons. The STF also recovered 515 gm of heroin and “cut” powder, a synthetic drug, from the accused. The accused have been identified as Nishant Kumar, a resident of Indira Colony, Majitha Road; and Jeewan Singh, alias Jeena, a resident of the Chabbal Road area. Rachhpal Singh, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), said a team of the STF led by Inspector Arun Sharma got a tip-off that drug peddler Aaric, alias Kanni, lodged in the Central Jail, was operating the drug trade from inside the jail. “Aaric has many phones in the jail. He makes calls to drug suppliers, sub-peddlers The accused in police custody in Amritsar on Tuersday. SUNIL KUMAR team STF led by ❝aA tip-offof thedrug peddlerInspector Arun Sharma got that Aaric, alias Kanni, lodged in the Central Jail, was operating the drug trade from inside the jail. Aaric has many phones in the jail. He makes calls to drug suppliers, sub-peddlers and receivers. His aides outside the jail follow instructions and deliver the drug to the addicts ❞ RACHHPAL SINGH, Assistant Inspector General of Police Say no to drugs NCC cadets participate in an awareness rally against drug addiction on Tuesday. SUNIL KUMAR and receivers. His aides outside the jail follow instructions and deliver the drug to the addicts. After getting a tip-off, the STF arrested Nishant and Jeevan from the Chabbal Road area,” said the AIG. STF officials said Nishant used to visit Delhi by Jeevan’s taxi. They got heroin and “Cut” powder from Delhi, they added. The officials said Sunny, brother of Aaric, and Manny further supplied it to addicts in Chheharta, Verka, Ajanala Road area, Bhagtanwala and Chabbal Road area. “We have recovered 515 gm of heroin and “cut” powder from the accused. We have launched a hunt to arrest Sunny and Manny. The accused may reveal the names of other peddlers, suppliers and receivers during further investigation,” said AIG Rachhpal. A case under Sections 21, 22, 25, 29, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered at the D Division police station. Industries and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora (2nd from right), along with officials, during his visit to the Pingalwara’s Manawala branch in Amritsar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO government has released crore ❝Theso that it can provide powerRs 1,440per unitto the PSPCL at Rs 5 to the industries in the state. MoUs worth Rs 590 crore have been signed for setting up new industrial units in the state. ❞ SUNDER SHAM ARORA, Industries and Commerce Minister active and working of state insurance hospitals and dispensaries be made dynamic to ensure medical aid to industrial labourers. A power sub-station should also be established at the old focal point.” PL Seth, president, Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal, sought annually ~1,000 crore for the trade and industry. He demanded more benefits for industries in border districts. Arora meets children The minister also visited the AllIndia Pingalwara’s Charitable Society’s Manawala complex on Tuesday. He met inmates and interacted with officials. “It is my first visit here and it was on my list for a long time. It is very satisfying to 700 register with opioid treatment centres in dist Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 26 Officials of the district administration said 700 persons addicted to drugs had been registered with nine Out Patient Opioid Assistant Treatment (OPOAT) Centres in the district. Amritsar Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha said all centres were functioning and the patients were getting the medicine from 9 am to 3 pm every day. “The patients are required to consume the medicine in the presence of medical staff so that they do not misuse it. The patient can go to his workplace and can come next day for the routine dose,” added Sangha. Dr Rajiv Arora, in charge of the centres, said officials at the opioid treatment cen- The district has nine Out Patient Opioid Assistant Treatment Centres. TRIBUNE PHOTO tres first counselled the patients and motivated them to shun drugs. “A patient gets a unique identification card and tests are conducted with the help of a morphine kit to ascertain the daily dose, which is required to be given to the patient,” added Dr Arora. He said tests for various diseases, including HIV and hepatitis, were conducted and if the patient was found positive, treatment also started simultaneously. see that the institution is running so many welfare and education programmes for the benefit of children and women,” Arora added, while congratulating Dr Inderjit Kaur, director, Pingalwara. “The Cabinet minister also donated Rs 21,000 to the institution and assured of full support to handicraft items made by the institute’s inmates,” said Darshan Bawa, coordinator, Pingalwara. New certificate courses at GNDU Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 26 To promote self-employment among the youth, the department of lifelong learning at Guru Nanak Dev University has started new certificate courses. The admission process for the same is going. The new courses include a six-month certificate course in web designing; six-month certificate course in office management and secretariat practice; and six-month certificate course in English speaking and communication skills. Besides, girl students can also take admission to a oneyear certificate course in dress designing cutting and tailoring; one-year diploma in fashion designing; oneyear diploma in fashion and textile design, one-year diploma in cosmetology and one-year diploma in computer applications. Continued on page 2 SAD demands reduction in VAT on fuel Amritsar, June 26 Demanding a reduction in the VAT on petrol and diesel in the state, SAD workers staged a protest against the state government in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Tuesday. They also submitted a memorandum to DC Kamaldeep Singh Sangha. Leading the protest, senior SAD leader and former MLA Veer Singh Lopoke flayed the Congress government in the state for high VAT and other taxes on petrol and diesel. He said diesel and petrol should be brought under the ambit of the GST and the state government should send a duly-passed resolution to the Centre in this regard. The protestors raised slogans against the state government and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh. Former MLAs Amarpal Singh, Malkeet Singh AR, Dalbir Singh Verka and SAD district president Gurpartap Singh Tikka also addressed the party workers on the occasion. SAD leaders said the Congress was misleading the people and holding the Union Government responsible for high prices of petrol and diesel. Lopoke said the state government should immediately withdraw 35.14 per cent and 17.34 per cent taxes on petrol and diesel, respectively. He said the taxes on petrol and diesel were much higher in the state than that of other states. “Punjab is charging 16 per cent more tax than Chandigarh and 11 per cent more than Himachal Pradesh,” added Lopoke. — TNS SAD workers protest in Amritsar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR
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