29072018-ATR-01.qxd 7/28/2018 11:28 PM Page 1 SUNDAY | 29 JULY 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Teachers warned Reaching for the stars Rhona joins Supergirl Education Minister Om Parkash Soni warns teachers against ‘unnecessary’ protests. P2 Meet these celebrities from the region who have made a mark in the glamour world. P3 British actress Rhona Mitra will play the role of DC villainess Mercy Graves in Supergirl. P4 FORECAST RAIN EXPECTED | MAX 33°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7.29 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.45 AM Teacher’s murder case cracked, woman held Accused couple resides in same locality, husband absconding Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 28 The police on Saturday claimed to have cracked the blind murder case of a retired music teacher. A woman has been arrested while her husband, said to be the prime accused, is on the run. Victim Inderjit Kaur was found murdered at her house in Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar on Wednesday. The accused has been identified as Suman, a resident of the same locality. Efforts are on to arrest her husband Ranjit Singh, alias Babbal, the police said. Rs 15,000 in cash, an identity card and other belongings stolen from the deceased’s house have been seized. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Jagmohan Singh and Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) JS Walia, while talking to mediapersons, said Suman revealed during interrogation that her husband had robbed the victim of Rs 24,000. Later, out of the robbed money, he gave Rs 7,000 to one Rana, from whom he had borrowed money. He said Suman kept an eye on the street from her rooftop when her husband went inside the victim’s house to commit the crime. Two men booked for molesting teenager Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 28 The Islamabad police have booked two youth for allegedly outraging the modesty of a student in Prem Nagar. The incident occurred on July 10 and the case was registered on Friday. Those booked were identified as Sukhdev Singh, alias Sunny, of Chhota Haripura and Arun Kumar, alias Khanna, of Ghumiyaran Mohalla near Gate Hakima. A case under Sections 354, 354-A, 506, 34 of the IPC and Sections 9, 10 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. They are yet to be arrested. Opium seized Accused in police custody in Amritsar on Wednesday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Robbery motive ■ Inderjit Kaur had been living alone as her husband died a long time ago. Inderjit, retired music teacher of Government Girls’ High School, Kot Baba Deep Singh, was found murdered in her house in Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar on Wednesday. ■ Police investigation found that Ranjit Singh, alias Babbal, of the same locality had murdered her during robbery. ■ He was debt ridden. He thought he would make easy money by targeting the elderly woman. ■ His wife kept an eye on the street while he murdered the victim. . The police zeroed in on the two after they were captured in a CCTV camera SNIPPETS 3 nabbed for vehicle thefts Amritsar: The Kotwali police have nabbed three youths allegedly for vehicle lifting and mobile snatchings. They were identified as Shubhjit Singh of Kot Baba Deep Singh, Gurpreet Singh of Drummawala Bazaar and Ajay Kumar of Ranjhe Di Haveli. Initially, a scooter and a stolen mobile were seized. Later, they were taken on police remand. During interrogation, the police seized two more stolen bikes and a mobile phone. TNS 8 bikes seized, two arrested Tarn Taran: A police party, led by ASI Sukhwinder Singh, has arrested two vehicle lifters and recovered eight motorcycles. The accused have been identified as Jatinder Singh of Sukhewala (Ferozepur) and Balwinder Singh of Ninowal (Samrala). They were nabbed with two stolen bikes near Harike. During questioning, they gave information about other bikes they had stolen, which were seized later. A case has been registered against them, the ASI said. OC Software for data safety Amritsar: A private concern, WardWiz, has come up with a software that keeps data safe. CEO Abhijeet Khot said, “It has been packed with tools and services that exceed the boundary of virus protection to enhance system performance. He said the firm offered an array of features, like anti-theft, along with anti-virus. TNS installed nearby. The footage showed the movement of her husband to Woman ends life Amritsar, July 28 A married woman committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her house in Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar on Friday. She has been identified as Divya. Her husband works with a sweet shop in Batala. According to the police, she had a quarrel with her inlaws. After that, she took the extreme step. The incident came to light when her mother-in-law knocked at her door of her room repeatedly. Finding no response, she peeped in and found her hanging. She raised the alarm and police were informed. The police took the body to the civil hospital for postmortem examination. Later, it was handed over to the family. The police have initiated action under the criminal procedure code and further investigation is on. — TNS wards the victim’s house. Suman was produced in a court, which sent her to police remand for further interrogation. The police are trying to find out how many persons were involved in the murder. Inderjit Kaur had been living alone her as husband died a long time ago. Inderjit was a music teacher who had retired from Government Girls’ High School in Kot Baba Deep Singh in 2012. She had a poor eyesight. Amritsar, July 28 An air conditioner technician of the Railways was arrested by the CIA staff for allegedly smuggling opium from Dehradun and selling the same in the city. He has been identified as Malook Singh of Wazir Bhullar village. The police confiscated 500 gm of opium from his possession. Vavinder Mahajan, in charge of the CIA staff, said the accused travelled to Dehradun frequently. Mahajan said he was held by a patrolling party from near Ranjhe Di Haveli on the Sultanwind road here. On seeing the police party, he tried to flee and also threw away a polythene bag. During search, the police found 500 gm of opium from his possession. — TNS Jhabal health centre employee molested Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, July 28 A government employee has been booked for allegedly molesting and threatening a co-worker. He has been identified as Hardeep Singh, block educator, Community Health Centre (CHC), Jhabal. The incident occurred more than three months ago but the police registered the case on Friday. The victim, a resident of Amritsar, said the accused was politically influential, so he managed to get the inquiry delayed besides getting her transferred her to a centre 100 km away from her house. She has been served charge sheet, which she term a revengeful act of the accused. According to the woman, the accused had been harassing her or long. On April 30, he told her that the senior medical officer (SMO) of the centre had called her but when she reached his office, the accused (Hardeep) “molested” her. SP Satnam Singh and other officials refused to speak over the delay in the registration of case. She said she had filed her complaint with the police the same day but the cops took months to act. Civil Surgeon Dr Shamsher Singh confirmed that the woman had been issued charge sheet. The accused has been booked under Sections 354 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code. The victim is a student of Class X. She also does a job at a clinic. On July 10, she went to her paternal aunt in Prem Nagar in an autorickshaw. She was going on foot after alighting from the threewheeler at Pannu Chowk when the accused, who were known to her, came on a motorcycle and offered her lift to her aunt’s home. However, they took her to a secluded place and resorted to indecency. She alleged that they requested her for sexual favours but she threatened to raise the alarm. Later, they dropped her at her workplace. The police said raids were being conducted to nab the accused. Govt hospitals can retain user charges: Health Minister It can be used to meet day-to-day requirements of hospitals Health Minister Brahm Mohindra at a seminar on World Hepatitis Day on Saturday. VISHAL KUMAR Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 28 In order to empower the managements of the government medical colleges and hospitals (GMCHs) besides enabling them to deal with day-to-day financial needs, the Health Department has allowed them to retain user charges. GMCH principals and superintendents have been given financial powers to use these funds, said Health Minister Brahm Mohindra, who was here to attend an event regarding World Hepatitis Day. The minister said that a notification in this regard had been issued. Earlier, the user charges collected from patients for various services were sent to the treasury and the Medical Superintendent had powers to spend only Rs 500. With no funds at their disposal, the officials had to look for approval from the Finance Department for each and every need. Now, with the power given to local officials, it is hoped that they would be able to run day-to-day affairs more efficiently. The demand for allowing GMC hospitals to retain user charges has been raised on many occasions in the last few years. Speaking on the occasion, the health minister said the move would help these institutions to run the colleges and hospitals smoothly and improve standards of teaching and patient care. “This is the big step to restore the glory and status of these institutions,” he said. The minister also revealed that the pay package for reemployed faculty has also been revised. Earlier, the reemployed doctors were getting basic pay plus grade pay in addition to pension. Now, they will get the last drawn pay minus pension, apart from regular pension, he said. The re-employed faculty will be eligible for summer and winter vacations, 20 casual leaves and 20 academic leaves. Earlier in the event, a documentary titled ‘A Silent Killer’ on hepatitis C, directed by Ravinder Singh Robin, a senior journalist of the region, and produced by Punjab Backward Classes Development Board was screened. Talking about the state government’s hepatitis control programme, the minister said that Rs 28 crore had been released to provide free medicine to hepatitis patients at government health facilities. Young taekwondo star gets SGPC assistance Malik dares Congress to show Manmeet Gill Tribune News Service Chanpreet Singh receives a cheque for Rs 1.5 lakh from SGPC officials in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Amritsar, July 28 Differently-abled Chanpreet Singh (19), who has won two gold medals and one bronze in international events in Nepal and Vietnam, has received a cheque for Rs 1.5 lakh from SGPC secretary Roop Singh. A resident of Jammu, he lost his both arms in a mishap when he was a student of Class VII. Such a situation may be depressing for a human being but Chanpreet didn’t let stress overcome him and diverted his attention to sports. Presently, he is all set to vis- it South Korea to participate in Kimunyong Cup International Open Para Taekwondo Championship starting from August 10. Chanpreet along with his father came to Golden Temple to seek the Almighty’s blessings and financial assistance from the SGPC. The SGPC has helped him out to meet his travel expenses. He was also honoured by the SGPC for his achievements. Chanpreet said that he had also won bronze medal in skating at National Championship held in Uttarakhand. Talking about his accident, he said he came in contact with high-tension wires passing above his house in Jammu after which his arms had to be amputated. “After recovering, I started playing football. Seeing students training for taekwondo, I got attracted towards the game,” he said. Chanpreet Singh is now pursuing a course in electrical engineering in Jammu. His said that he can now operate computer and write Gurmukhi and English using his feet. “It has been hard but if you are determined, you learn and you survive,” he said, adding that he dreamt of becoming a world champion. beneficiaries of UPA schemes Tribune News Service Amritsar July 28 Rajya Sabha MP and state president of Bharatiya Janata Party Shwait Malik on Saturday dared the Congress leaders to show beneficiaries of any welfare scheme launched during the tenure of the UPA Government at the centre. Malik flayed the Congress during a Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat function conducted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. than 1 crore ❝Morehave surrendered families their LPG subsidy and five crore needy families have got gas kits. ❞ SHWAIT MALIK, Rajya Sabha MP Claming that ‘acche din’ (good days) for crores of people had arrived, Malik said the Central Government had distributed free LPG kits to five crore impoverished families under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. “On Prime Minister’s call to surrender subsides to help the poor families, more than 1 crore families have surrendered their LPG subsidy and five crore needy families have got LPG kits,” he said. Senior BJP leaders attended the Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat at a local marriage palace and claimed that 1,000 beneficiaries had attended the function. “It is Congress’ propaganda that ‘acche din’ will not come. We have proved that ‘acche din’ have arrived,” he added.
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