14112017-ATR-01.qxd 11/13/2017 11:40 PM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 14 NOVEMBER 2017 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Inspection at hospital Stage as playstation Trapped! MP Aujla inspects GND Hospital, finds docs absent, points out several discrepancies. P2 Theatre has been a strong tool for activists who lure children away from their playstations. P3 The recent track in the show Ek Deewaana Tha shows Sharanya trying to find out things from her past. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 23°C MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C MIN 12°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 5.32 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6.58 AM School bus rams into stationary truck, 3 hurt Two students among injured; both parties reach compromise Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 13 Two students were injured when a school bus collided with a stationary truck on the airport road here today. The bus driver, Jasbir Singh, was also injured in the mishap. The injured students have been identified as Jasmeet Kaur and Robinjit Kaur, both students of Class XII at Holy Heart Presidency School on Loharka road. The school bus was coming from Ajnala when the incident took place. The injured were rushed to a private hospital nearby. Over 30 students were in the bus at the time of the accident. Though dense smog in the morning hours is stated to be the reason behind the incident, eyewitnesses said the bus was being driven rashly. Gurbhej Singh, investigating officer, said the truck was parked on a roadside after one of its tyres got burst. The trucker was changing the tyre when the bus rammed The school bus after the mishap on the airport road in Amritsar on Monday. into it from the rear side amid poor visibility. The driver sustained injuries on his leg while two girls got injuries on head. Their injuries are not critical. The police reached the spot after receiving the information about the SNIPPETS Snatcher held, another flees Amritsar: A snatcher was arrested while trying to flee after snatching a woman’s purse near Hall Gate. The accused has been identified as Baldev Singh alias Ravan. His accomplice, Nikku of Padri village in Gharinda escaped. According to the Kotwali police, complainant Deepak stated that he along with his aunt was going on a rickshaw when two bike-borne youths came from behind near Hall Gate and snatched his aunt’s purse. The passers-by caught Baldev and handed him over to the police. Baldev’s accomplice Nikku, who was driving the bike, managed to escape from the spot. The purse contained Rs 1,500 in cash and some clothes. The police have registered a case under Section 379-B and 34 of the IPC. The police said raids were being conducted at the possible hideouts of Nikku to bring him to justice. TNS Man booked for abduction Amritsar: The police have booked an autorickshaw driver and a girl, who eloped after committing a theft at the latter’s house. Abduction charges have also been slapped on the autorickshaw driver, Amrit Kumar, as the girl’s father accused him of taking the girl away on the pretext of marriage. Rajinder Singh, the complainant, alleged that Amrit Kumar, a resident of Preet Nagar on Fatehgarh Churian road, came to his house in his autorickshaw on Thursday evening and took away his 19-year-old daughter Parminder Kaur along with Rs 1.10 lakh and two gold rings from the house. The police have registered a case under Sections 366 and 380 of the IPC against Amrit Kumar and Parminder Kaur. Satnam Singh, investigating officer, said the police were raiding to nab the accused. TNS PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR ❞ Dr NARESH CHAWLA, chest specialist Chawla said during winters, the pollutants in the air come down to the lower zone, also called breathing zone. With fall in temperature, patients feel heaviness in chest and breathing becomes difficult. Fog can be very dangerous GS Paul Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 13 The parallel jathedars, appointed two years ago during a controversial Sikh congregation in Chabba village, are now divided over certain issues pertaining to Sikh maryada (tenets). Amrik Singh Ajnala, appointed as Jathedar of Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib then, has announced to disassociate himself from any activity to be carried on by the parallel jathedars. When asked if Ajnala could be taken back into mainstream if he volunteered to submit apology before Akal Takht, Giani Gurbachan Singh said, “It is their internal matter so I will not comment. Anyone is free to pay obeisance at the highest temporal seat and Golden Temple.” Without divulging details that caused friction, Amrik Singh Ajnala, who heads the Damdami Taksal, Ajnala, said he felt burdened of not living up to the expectations of the Sikh Panth. “I volunteered to quit as I didn’t feel like performing my duties assigned to me by lakhs of Why so? ■ Amrik Singh Ajnala, Jathedar of Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib, is unhappy over an event of Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale as he wanted parallel jathedars to take a strong view of it. ■ Sources say United Akal Dal president Bhai Mohkam Singh along with other leaders met Ajnala but issues remain unresolved. . people during the massive congregation held in 2015. The sangat can nominate my replacement,” he said. When asked if he would be part of any decision to be initiated by the ‘parallel’ jathedars till his replacement is found, he said, “I segregate myself from them with immediate effect. I will never be a part of any decision or meeting scheduled by them in future.” Sources said the differences between him and his other colleagues had erupted over Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale’s controversial Amritsar event that was cancelled at the eleventh hour. Ajnala wanted the jathedars to take strong view of the event but their mild approach didn’t go down well with him. Also, there was no progress in curbing the sacrilege instances and no concrete steps were initiated in nabbing the culprits even after lapse of two years. Meanwhile, Takht Damdama Sahib parallel jathedar Baljit Singh Daduwal said he wasn’t aware of Ajnala’s difference of opinion over the issue. “I am not in a position to comment as we could not hold a meeting that was scheduled today at Golden Temple as Akal Takht acting Jathedar Dhian Singh Mand is not well. Ajnala didn’t approach us directly. We came to know only through media that he is unhappy over some issues that are still unknown to me,” he said. It has been learnt that yesterday United Akal Dal president Bhai Mohkam Singh, Gurdeep Singh Bathinda, Satnam Singh Manawa, Paramjit Singh Jajjeani, Wassan Singh Jaffarwal and their supporters had reached Ajnala’s place to clear their differences but the meeting didn’t yield result. Shortage of docs haunts patients at Civil Hospital Our Correspondent Amritsar, November 13 The shortage of specialist doctors, mainly gynecologists, orthopedicians and surgeons, at Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs Memorial Civil Hospital here is resulting in increased work load on the available staff and long waiting hours for patients. Employees at the hospital say that the numbers of OPD patients to the hospital have increased manyfold in the past couple of years but the staff strength is way behind than the sanctioned positions. One of the employees at the hospital, seeking anonymity, said the doctor-patient ratio should be reassessed on the basis of the daily OPD list and more manpower should be made available to provide better medical services. Currently, the hospital has only three gynaecologists. With around 450 child deliver- Tarn Taran, November 13 Cash and gold ornaments worth lakhs of rupees were stolen from the house of Avandeep Singh Bedi, president of the local unit of the Shiv Sena (SS), here yesterday. The police have begun investigation after registering a case. Avandeep said the house was locked when the theft took place. He said the thieves took away gold ornaments worth 125 gm and Rs 69,000 in cash. Ashwani Kumar Kuku, district president of the SS, condemned the law and order situation in the area and demanded the arrest of the thieves. Assistant Sub-Inspector Sanjeewan Singh said a case under Sections 354 and 380 of the IPC had been registered. Tribune News Service Tarn Taran, November 13 The police have arrested three persons with 16 gm of heroin and 100 habit forming drugs (tablets) in separate cases. A CIA team arrested Lakhwinder Singh Rinku of Muradpur and seized 5 gm of heroin. Another police party of the CIA staff arrested Kuldeep Singh Bedi of Patti town and seized 6 gm of heroin. Meanwhile, the Bhikhiwind police arrested Sukhraj Singh of Dialpur village for possessing 5 gm of heroin and 100 habit forming tablets. All of them have been booked under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. Police officials said their drive against drug peddlers would continue. down to the lower zone, also called breathing zone. With fall in temperature, patients feel heaviness in chest and breathing becomes difficult. Daduwal says he is unaware of Ajnala’s concerns Amritsar, November 13 Unidentified persons vandalised a sweets shop located in the posh Ranjit Avenue area here yesterday evening. Harmanpal Singh, owner of the shop, stated to the police that an unknown person came at around 11.45 pm all and lifted some sweets from a tray. He left after Harmanpal stopped him but came after some time along with around seven persons who hurled abuses at him and also vandalised the shop. He alleged that the accused also took away Rs 3.88 lakh from the shop besides his gold chain. Sukhdev Singh, investigating officer, said that a case under Sections 451, 323, 506, 427 and 34 of the IPC was registered. He said efforts were being made to identify and nab them. Preliminary probe revealed that the accused were in an inebriated state and had come to buy sweets. However, an argument took place between them that took an ugly turn. He said the police had got the CCTV footage of the incident and further investigations were on to identify the accused. Shiv Sena leader’s house burgled Met predicts rain today; medics for precaution in winter Amritsar, November 13 The region is in the grip of smog. Apart from troubling commuters, it has triggered breathing problems as patients in large numbers with such problems are being reported at the hospitals in the city. Though the patients of asthma, cardiac, children and elderly are at higher risk of falling sick during winters, the present weather is troubling even healthy people. Experts believe that showers can be of great help in clearing the air of the dust particles. Chest specialist, Dr Naresh Tribune News Service was disseminated late yesterday evening, the schools opened today at per their routine timings. Parents too have urged the schools to delay the school hours keeping in view the safety of students amid the inclement weather conditions. Three arrested with drugs the ❝Duringinwinters, come pollutants the air Rift among parallel jathedars as Ajnala breaks away mishap. No case was registered as both parties reached a compromise. Notably, Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha has ordered the school managements to begin school hours at 9.30 am. However, as the message Breathing problems galore as smog envelops region Tribune News Service ‘Inebriated’ men vandalise sweets shop for heart patients as it can result in decreased blood supply to the heart and other vital organs. A heart attack in winter months is believed to be fatal than in other seasons of the year, say medics. Dr Sandeep Aggarwal, child specialist at the Civil Hospital, said, “Toddlers should be taken care of in this season. Precautions should be taken when the weather changes as children often fall sick.” While the Meteorology Department has already predicted rain in the region on Tuesday, residents feel it will come as a blessing as it will clear the air of dust and smoke particles. Our Correspondent c m y b ies at the hospital every month, the strength of gynaecologists is not enough to provide 24-hour services. “At least four specialists are required as three can manage eight-hour duty and fourth is required to act as a reliever in case one goes on leave or falls sick. Nowadays, keeping in view the huge rush of patients, six regular gynaecologists are required,” said a doctor. Also there is only one orthopaedic specialist and one surgery specialist. According to staff, three specialists each are required to run the services smoothly. Around 1,200 patients visit the OPD daily and over 50 new patients are admitted everyday. While the doctors’ shortage is resulting in a trouble for the existing staff, patients too have to wait for hours for their turn. Pregnant women are the worst sufferers as they have to wait for quite long Patients wait for their turn in the waiting hall at Civil Hospital in Amritsar on Monday. SUNIL KUMAR in the gynaecology ward for their turn. Senior Medical Officer, Dr Charanjit Singh said, “Senior officials of the department and the health minister have Intoxicant capsules, liquor seized, nine arrested Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 13 In its drive against drug peddlers, the Amritsar rural police have arrested nine persons in separate cases and seized nearly 2,500 intoxicant tablets and capsules from their possession. Those arrested were identified as Suba Singh of Vaniyeke village, Chainchal Singh of Dalla village, Sukhbir Singh of Teda Khurd, Bagel Singh of Chandigarh Mohalla, Guruwali, Dilbagh Singh of Sainsra Khurd, Saroop Singh of Dalam Colonia, Karamjit Singh, his brother Simranjit Singh of Sathiala and Over 2,500 intoxicant capsules seized from the accused. Jaswant Singh of Bhullar village held for allegedly distilling countrymade liquor illegally. Sukhraj Singh of Chohan village. Suba Singh was held with 600 intoxicant capsules and 190 tablets while 400 tablets were seized from Chainchal Singh. As many as 50 and 150 intoxicant tablets were seized from Sukhbir and Bagel Singh, respectively. Dilbagh Singh had 580 tablets while Saroop Singh was caught with 420 tablets of habit forming drugs. Karamjit and Simarjit were arrested with 110 tablets and Sukhraj was nabbed while carrying 70 tablets. Meanwhile, the police also arrested Jaswant Singh of Bhullar village falling under Lopoke police station for allegedly distilling countrymade liquor illegally. The police recovered 400 kg of lahan and 180 ml of illicit liquor from the spot. Similarly, Manpreet Singh of Bandala village was arrested for bootlegging. It recovered 15 litres of illicit liquor from his possession. Separate cases under the NDPS Act have been registered against them. been apprised of the situation. We have been promised adequate staff soon.” Dowry case: Three booked Tarn Taran, November 13 The Patti police have booked three members of a family for allegedly demanding dowry. A case under Sections 498-A and 420 of the IPC has been registered against the accused on the basis of a complaint filed by Kanwaljit Kaur, a resident of Patti. The accused have been identified as Jaimal Singh, husband of the complainant, her father-in-law Mangal Singh and mother-in-law Amarjit Kaur. The complainant was married to Jaimal Singh six years ago. The couple has a son. Kanwaljit said she was thrashed and thrown out of the house by the accused. She added that the accused took her son when she failed to bring an SUV. — OC
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