01122017-ATR-01.qxd 11/30/2017 11:54 PM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 1 DECEMBER 2017 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Protest by teachers ‘Be proud of Bollywood’ A voice that matters Members of the DAV College unit of the PCCTU stage a protest on the college campus. P2 Cameron Bailey might like all kinds of films, including our very own PK and Dangal. P3 On World AIDS Day, television actors share how their voice matters in the fight against this deadly disease. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 25°C MIN 08°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24°C MIN 08°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 5.27 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7.13 AM Three booked for fraud Amritsar, November 30 The Sultanwind police have booked three Delhi residents for allegedly duping a local resident, Harcharan Singh, of lakhs of rupees. Harcharan Singh is a goldsmith and used to give raw gold to the accused to manufacture gold ornaments for him. Those booked were identified as Manoj Kumar Sharma alias Sanjay of west Delhi, Mahesh Kumar and and Rajiv Agarwal, both from Delhi. The victim stated to the police that he had a shop in Tahli wala bazaar on the Sultanwind road while the accused had also opened a shop on rent in the area. He said the accused bungled his 3.306 kg gold, which he had given to them for making jewellery. A case has been registered. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ELECTION DATE DISTRICT CONGRESS COMMITTEE LAND ROW MC elections: Politicians pull up their socks Cong unit to file appeal against lower court orders POLLS ON DEC 17 Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune New service Amritsar November 30 As the State Election Commission announced that the MC elections would be held on December 17, local politicians have pulled up their socks for campaigning. According to information, the filing of nominations will begin from December 2 and continue up to December 6. The lists will be scrutinised on December 7. Candidates can withdraw their names on December 8. The final list of candidates will be displayed on December 8. The administration also released the revised voters’ lists and details of polling booths. The voters who are 18 years of age on January 1, 2017, are already enlisted as voters. Those whose names do not feature in the voters’ list can get their votes made till the last date of the nominations. There are only 17 days for campaigning and the aspirants for contesting the elections are making every effort to get their names in the candidates’ list of their respective parties. Political parties have been Amritsar-Nanded-Mumbai Air India flight on the cards Tribune News Service the paper work was not completed. Now, as the price of the land has shot up with time, now running into crores of rupees, his legal heirs have filed a case to get the possession back.” According to reliable sources, Sukhbinder Singh Sukh Sarkaria, a senior leader of the Congress and the MLA from the Rajasansi constituency, has appeared as a witness in the case to support the claim of Dalip Singh’s legal heirs. The Congress has separate offices for the DCC (urban) and the DCC (rural) in the city. As the DCC (Urban) office is situated in the con- collecting application forms from the aspirants for the past one week. However, no party has announced the names of the candidates yet. It is expected that the parties would announce the first list of candidates within two or three days. It is a common practice that a large number of candidates contest elections to the local bodies independently. Some of them would file nomination, when their party denies to give them the ticket. The candidates would get only nine days to campaign. The aspirants, who are sure about the party ticket, have initiated door-to- door campaigns. There are several local leaders, who wanted to contest the elections, but due to the new demarcation of wards, they feel now they will unable to approach the voters in two weeks. Gurpreet Singh, an aspirant who wanted to contest the elections, said, “The government made all the arrangements in a hurry. I got the revised voters list today. How can I approach 10,000 persons in one week? Old politicians would have an advantage, as they have a popular face”. 2 booked for snatching ~10,000 3 vehicle thieves arrested Amritsar, November 30 The District Congress Committee (rural) has decided to challenge the orders of a local court to vacate its office premises near Circuit House and hand over the land to the legal heirs of Dalip Singh Majithia. The land was donated by Dalip Singh on January 26, 1977, and the foundation stone of the DCC office was laid by Gurdial Singh Dhillon, then then Union Minister for Shipping and Transport. Sources within the Congress said, “Though the land was donated by his family for constructing the DCC office, Our Correspondent Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 30 Lok Sabha member Gurjeet Singh Aujla held a meeting with officials at Sri Guru Ram Das Ji International Airport here today and discussed the status of ongoing projects. Aujla said Air India had conducted a survey at the international airport to start Amritsar-NandedMumbai flight. He said officials had assured him that all formalities to start the flight would be completed within 15 days. Air India’s move will win the hearts of Punjabis and Sikhs living all over the world, as it will provide air connectivity with Sri Hazoor Sahib, Nanded. Aujla added that he was pursuing the case for the completion of the Amritsar-Patna circuit and hoped that it would be completed. The MP said the new flight would be an A view of the Sri Guru Ram Das International Airport in Amritsar. attraction for international carriers, too. Aujla was back from canvassing in Gujarat for Assembly elections yesterday. He said he met traders there who want to visit Amritsar for pilgrimage and as tourists, but due to lack of air connectivity often abandon the idea. Aujla said he would request Air India to consider conducting a survey for Amritsar-Ahmedabad-Mum- bai, Amritsar-Srinagar, Amritsar-London-Toronto, Amritsar-Singapore and other circuits and begin these operations. He added that these links would not only cover the losses of the Amritsar airport, but would also do the same for Air India as Amritsar had a huge footfall of tourists. He also thanked Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju for this move. Tarn Taran , November 30 Two snatchers have been booked under Sections 379, 323 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code by the Goindwal Sahib police for snatching Rs 10,000 from Jagdeep Singh, a resident of Khawaspur village, who had given them lift. The accused have been identified as Sakattar Singh of Bhail village and Satnam Singh of Jawandpur village. Jagdeep Singh along with his father, Lal Singh, was returning from Goindwal Sahib to his village when the accused who were standing on outskirts of Fatehbad asked for lift from the fatherson duo up to the Veiopoin village crossing, 3 km away from the site. Lal Singh told his son to drop them at Veinpoin village while he dropped off at Fatehbad village. After a few minutes, Jagdeep Singh using his mobile told his father that the accused had snatched Rs 10,000 from him. The Sultanwind police arrests two vehicle thieves while one was arrested from near Ranjit Avenue in Amritsar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 30 The city police have arrested three vehicle thieves in two separate incidents. The Sultanwind police arrested Kuldeep Singh alias Jassi (38) of New Gurnam Nagar and Inderjit Singh alias Mintoo of New Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar with a stolen motorcycle during a naka. Later, during their interrogation, the police recovered a Tata Safari with a registration number plate PB-02-BF4307. However, it was found to Encroachments on roadside near rly crossing Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News service Some vendors have put up new vends at 22 number ‘fatak’ in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Amritsar, November 30 In the absence of any check on roadside encroachments by the Municipal Corporation, vendors have now installed several new kiosks at 22 number fatak in the city. The road to 22 number fatak has almost been encroached on. Some new kiosks have been emerged during the past few days. Commuters and residents of the area are upset with the inaction of the estate wing of the MC. Encroachments on the roadsides lead to heavy traffic jams in various parts of the city. The MC had initiated a drive to identify the areas to make vending zones. As per the directions of the Supreme Court, the MC have to shift the roadside vends to vending zones. The scheme is yet to be implement at the grassroots level. Residents demanded that the illegal kiosks be removed from all roads of the city. Kirpal Singh Rnadhawa, an RTI activist, said, “The government land worth crores is encroached on by vendors and land mafia. They initially constructed buildings and then encroached upon it parentally. MC officials should keep a check and remove the illegal kiosks.” Ravinder Kumar, a resident of the 22 number fatak area, said,“ Commuters face traffic jams daily near the railway crossings. The newly installed kiosks made the road narrow and now people would witness more jams.” Politicians’ hoardings hog limelight on historical sites info Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 30 A hoarding urging people to plant more trees having pictures of elected representatives of the government has replaced the hoarding of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Panorama recently. However, what irks residents more is that it was the only board which attracted tourists to visit the historic Rambagh Heritage Garden, at the heart of the holy city. “The city residents feel that most historic places in city are not well advertised and as a result tourists often miss them. Tourists mainly come to visit Golden Temple and Wagah border only as they don’t know about other historical sites in the city. But if all the other historical places are properly advertised, it can give a huge fillip to the tourism industry,” said a local resident. The local hoteliers and even the government has been trying hard to prolong the stay of the tourists for the past many years. The government had added up many new attractions as Gobindgarh Fort, Sada Pind, War Memorial in this regard. However, residents feel that historical sites in the holy city should be well advertised and signboards at regular intervals with brief information should be installed. be fake while the original number was RJ-14-UA-4946. Neeraj Kumar, SHO, Sultanwind police station, said the accused were produced in the court, which sent them to police custody for interrogation. More recoveries are likely to be made from their possession during further investigations, he said. A case under Sections 379, 411 and 473, IPC, was registered against them. He said the accused were arrested near Naamdhari Dharma Kanda on Tarn Taran Road. They were travelling on a bike and c m y b Sportsperson found dead in Tarn Taran: Gurjant Singh (18), a sportsperson from Feruman village, was found dead in the canal of Bhalojla village, 35 km from here, on Wednesday. The Verowal police have registered a case under Sections 304-A, 279, 337, 338, 427 of the IPC in this regards. Gurjant left his home on Tuesday evening but did not return home at night. His parents recovered the body from the canal. Paramjit Singh, uncle of the deceased, has alleged foul play. ASI Kewal Singh said the body had been handed over to the parents after post-mortem. OC Theft at college Tarn Taran: Thieves decamped with Rs 61,850 from the strong room of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Kairon, 20 km from here, on Wednesday night. A case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered. College principal Sarita Narad told the police that the thieves barged into the college and beat up the watchman. The principal said they broke open the lock of the room and took away the cash from the almirah. OC Retiring doc gifts X-ray machine to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital The Medical Superintendent of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Dr Ram Sarup Sharma (centre), who retired on Thursday in Amritsar. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Tribune News Service A billboard with pictures of politicians outside Company Bagh where a hoarding of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was present earlier in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR could not produce any documents regarding the motorcycle. It was later found to be a stolen one. Meanwhile, the Civil Lines police nabbed Harvinder Singh alias Hindu of Teda Kalan village and recovered six stolen motorcycles from his possession. Shivdarhsan Singh, SHO, Civil Lines police station, said he was arrested from near the Verka milk booth in the D-block of Ranjit Avenue. He was riding a bike which was stolen from the Civil Lines area. He said he stole six motorcycles from different parts of the city. gested Hall Bazaar area with no parking facilities, districtlevel functions of the Congress are mostly organized at the DCC (Rural) office, which owns adequate land to organise large gatherings of party workers. Lok Sabha member and DCC (rural) president Gurjit Singh Aujla said, “The court has issued orders against the Congress committee and ordered it to vacate the premises. However, an appeal will be filed with the sessions court shortly. Dalip Singh Majithia was a prominent leader of the party and his family should have honoured his wish.” he said. Amritsar, November 30 After serving for over two years as the Medical Superintendent of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Dr Ram Sarup Sharma reached superannuation today. As a parting gift to the hospital, he donated it an X-ray machine. His colleagues said, “Dr Sharma was instrumental in getting CCTV cameras installed around the hospital. He would often spend money from his own pocket to help poor patients. These charitable acts of Dr Sharma had also motivated the Radiology faculty to pool money to buy computers for better record keeping of patient’s reports. Dr Rakesh Sharma, incharge surgery unit said, “Dr Sharma had been instrumental in getting Digital Radiodiagnosis machine worth Rs two crore and 3D-4D imaging machine worth Rs one crore as donation, which would soon be installed at the hospital, except for PGI Chandigarh, no other institute in the region have such advanced machines.” The out-going medical superintendent in his valedictory address thanked the hospital employees for serving the poor patients with missionary zeal.
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