26112017-ATR-01.qxd 11/26/2017 12:07 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 26 NOVEMBER 2017 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Students sans books My name is Bond After the break The year is about to end but students of several classes at govt schools are yet to get books. P2 The renowned author came calling to City Beautiful on the opening day of Chandigarh Literature Festival. P3 Bharti Singh is all set to co-host at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2017. P4 FORECAST SUNNY | MAX 23°C MIN 09°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C MIN 09°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 5.27 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 7.09 AM SNIPPETS Tourist’s purse snatched Amritsar: An unidentified person snatched a handbag from a woman near Shivani Motors on the court road Friday evening. In his complaint to the police, Vivek Aneja, a resident of Zirakpur, stated that he along with his mother was going from Bharawan Da dhaba to AK Hotel on a rickshaw when the accused came from behind and snatched his mother’s handbag. The bag had Rs 20,000 and some documents in it. ASI Ashwani Kumar, in charge of the Circuit House police post, said a case had been registered. Swine flu preparations Officials of the Health Department have initiated efforts to train its staff for the upcoming swine flu season. District Epidemiologist, Dr Madan Mohan said instructions had been issued to hospitals to set up isolated wards. The private practitioners have been asked to notify the department in case a suspected patient visits their hospital. TNS Cop attacked, two booked Tarn Taran: The police have booked two persons of Bath village for allegedly assaulting a policeman on duty on Friday. The accused, Ravinderjit Singh and Sukhdev Singh, have been booked under Sections 353 and 186 of the IPC. Sub Inspector Karanjit Singh said the accused attacked head constable Narinder Singh who wanted to check the documents of the accused’s motorcycle. He said the accused tore the uniform of the policeman and also hurled abuses at him. Robbery at medical store Three masked men robbed a chemist of Rs 10,000 at gunpoint Friday evening. Gulshan Kumar, who owns Krishna Medical Store on the Tarn Taran-Amritsar road, has filed a complaint with the police. He said the robbers attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon, leaving him injured. The medical store is situated hardly at a distance of 10 metres from the office of the district-level Special Task Force (STF) where policemen are deployed on duty round the clock. The city police have registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC. The robbers injured Gulshan Kumar with a sharp edged weapon by the robbers. OC Ambulance stuck on Majitha road as motorists apathetic Residents blame encroachments alongside roads in city are ❝Ambulance driversBRTS authorised to use the Manmeet Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 25 Ambulances stuck in traffic jams is a common sight in the city. The situation was no different today as an ambulance heading towards Guru Nanak Dev Hospital was seen stranded on the Majitha road. Medical experts say that every moment is crucial for a critical patient, especially for the road mishap victims, as even a little delay can prove fatal. Residents say local drivers are generally insensitive towards the ambulance and often ignore the distress siren. A frequent flyer to Canada, Jaspal Singh, said, “In Canada, I have seen people pulling their vehicles off the road to let an ambulance pass if they spot one coming behind their vehicle. Drivers must be sensitive towards patients. What if the ambulance behind you carries your family member or a friend?” A city resident, Sumit Sharma, said, “The delay in reaching hospital can prove fatal for patients. We need to lane available on most of the roads in case of emergency to rush critical patients to hospitals. People, too, should have sympathy towards the patients requiring medical care and let the emergency vehicles pass. Dr NARINDER KAUR, Civil Surgeon become more sensitive towards the issue.” Residents said roads should be made free of encroachments to avoid traffic jams. “Sometimes you are struck in a jam and despite wanting you can’t let an ambulance pass as there is no room only because a shopkeeper has encroached upon the road to sell his sand or gravel,” said another resident, Jagat Ram, adding that people could be sensitised but at the same time the Municipal Corporation should look into the issue of encroachments. a local youth blocked the way of an ambulance for around 15 minutes accusing the ambulance driver of hitting his vehicle. The ambulance was transporting two children to a hospital. Two months ago, a car driver in Kerala didn’t give pass to an ambulance for quite long that was carrying a baby needing critical medical care, following which a case was registered against him. The issue had triggered an outrage on social media with people lashing out at the man. Six booked for MC staff get a month’s assaulting jawan salary, but stir to go on Their salary for October still pending Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 25 Six unidentified persons trespassed on the ammunition depot in Beas and attacked officials on duty yesterday. Lt Col Dalwinder Singh, Commandant, Sub Depot Ammunition, stated in his complaint to the Beas police that the accused had a scuffle with duty officer Subedar Balkar Singh. ASI Baghel Singh, incharge of Sathiala police post, said, “The force disposed of the ammunition in the demolition ground of depot at Meni Gajiwal village. Local residents often collect brass shells from the ground. When the accused entered the restricted area, the duty officer asked them to go back but they had a scuffle with him. One of the accused hurled The issue ■ Villagers generally go to the ammunition depot to collect brass shells. ■ When Subedar Balkar Singh asked six persons, who trespassed on the ammunition depot, to go back, they attacked and injured him. . a brick at Subedar Balkar Singh, hitting his head, following which he was taken to a hospital. The accused managed to flee the spot. During preliminary investigation, the police found that the accused hailed from Jodhe village. “We are investigating the case. The accused would be identified soon,” said ASI Baghel Singh. A case under Sections 452,186,353, 332,148 and 149 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 25 The release of the salary for the month of September has failed to mollify the employees of Municipal Corporation (MC) who have decided to continue their stir. The protesters said the practice of delaying the salary would not change with the release of one month’s salary so they were demanding the salary for October, too. They have been staging a protest outside the MC head office in Ranjit Avenue for 13 days. They have been demanding the salaries of three months but the Local Bodies Department released the September’s salary yesterday. Harjinder Singh Walia, Meet for peace A 16-member delegation of England’s Methodist Church, led by Dr Inderjit Singh Bhogal, former president of Methodist Church, United Kingdom, meet Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on Saturday. They discussed ways to jointly initiate process to establish justice, peace and harmony. TRIBUNE PHOTO ❞ An ambulance stuck in a traffic jam on the Majitha road in Amritsar on Saturday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR president of the Sanjhi Sangharsh Committee, said, “It is the last week of November when the salary bills for the month should be prepared. The salary for October is already pending. The pendency of salary of two months will continue. That is why we have decided to continue the protest. The final decision will be taken on Monday.” Another protester said the pain of salary delay was still not healed. We will not lift the protest until the salary for the month of October is released, he said. Leaders of the Sanjhi Sangharsh Committee, including Major Singh, Harjinder Singh Walia and Karamjit Singh KP would decide the , further course of action tomorrow. Students honoured Tarn Taran, November 25 Baba Gurmukh Singh Baba Uttam Singh Senior Secondary School, Khadur Sahib, organised its annual function here today. The function was organised under the guidance of Baba Sewa Singh, an international environmentalist and the patron of the institution. Meritorious students were honoured. Surinder Singh Saron, retired chief justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, was the chief guest. Students presented a cultural programme and the merit holders of Class X and XII of the school were honoured. Hockey players of the institution were also given cash awards. School Director Gurdial Singh Gill presented the annual report. — OC c m y b When contacted, Civil Surgeon, Dr Narinder Kaur said, “Ambulance drivers are authorised to use the BRTS lane available on most of the roads in case of emergency to rush critical patients to hospitals. People, too, should have sympathy towards the patients requiring medical care and let the emergency vehicles pass.” Insensitivity of drivers is often felt. They should respect others’ lives, she added. It may be recalled that a similar issue recently had received a lot of public when 4 booked in dowry case Our Correspondent Tarn Taran , November 25 Four members of a family have been booked for “demanding dowry.” Complainant Sumita Vohra, an advocate at Patti courts, said she was married to Sudesh Shahi in December last year. “He started harassing me for dowry just after a week of the marriage. He was demanding a Honda City car. My father has given them Rs 8 lakh after the marriage,” she said. The police registered a case after the Family Welfare Committee conducted an inquiry and an SP submitted his report on the case. The accused have been identified as Sudesh Shahi, his mother Sukla Shahi of Chandigarh, Anchal Vohra and his wife Mannu Vohra of Panchkula. A case under Sections 498-A, 420 and 406 of the IPC has been registered against them.
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