02122017-ATR-01.qxd 12/2/2017 12:48 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 2 DECEMBER 2017 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE MC elections Of dreams & reality ‘Comedy is serious business’ Regular water supply and poor infrastructure for potable water distribution are major issues. Meeting thespians Supriya Pathak and Pankaj Kapur in Chandigarh, one can garner pearls of wisdom. P3 Ashwini Kalsekar has joined the cast of Sony SAB’s comedy show PartnersTrouble Ho Gayi Double. P4 FORECAST P2 MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 24°C MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C MIN 8°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 5.26 PM SUNRISE SUDAY 7.14 AM Chhina is chairman of Indian Academy of Fine Arts Amritsar: Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina has been elected as chairman of the Governing Council of the Indian Academy of Fine Arts. The elections of the Indian Academy of Fine Arts were held and all members of the Governing Council were elected unanimously. Shivdev Singh has been elected as president, while Mohinderjit Singh and Jatinder Singh Brar are advisor to the president. Dr PS Grover has been elected as senior vice-chairman, Dr Gopal Kirodiwal as vicechairman. Vice-president is Maj Mohan Singh Verka. Charge of general secretary has been given to Dr Arvinder Singh Chamak, finance secretary is Sukhpal Singh. Secretary, Administration, has been designated to Gurjit Kaur, while Narinderjit Singh Architect is secretary, Building, and OP Verma is secretary, Visual Arts. TNS School timings changed The administration on Friday changed the timings of schools. The timings of primary classes will be from 9.30 till 3 pm and senior secondary classes from 9 am to 3.20 pm. P2 2 held in Maqboolpura double-murder case Amritsar, December 1 With the arrest of two persons, including a woman, the Amritsar rural police today claimed to have cracked the doublemurder case in which two youths, Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi (24) and Mandeep Singh alias Nikka (21), both residents of the Maqboolpura locality were found brutally murdered at Fatehgarh Rajputa village on Wednesday. Illicit relations is stated to be the prime cause behind the brutal murder. The police have arrested Gopi’s wife, Manmeet Kaur, and her paramour, Nirmal Singh alias Nimma of Manawala in this connection. Parampal Singh, SSP , Amritsar rural, said Nimma used to work as a painter and he had once done whitewash at Gurpreet Singh’s house. Nimma befriended Gopi and Mandeep Singh and started visiting their houses at regular intervals. He said Nimma later developed illicit relations with Gopi’s wife, Manmeet Kaur. Both decided to The woman and her paramour, who allegedly killed two youths, land in police custody of the rural police in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR get rid of Gopi and shift outside Punjab after marrying each other. He said Gopi and Mandeep Singh were shopping for Gopi’s brother-in-law’s marriage. Nimma and Manmeet Kaur hatched a conspiracy to kill Gopi and Mandeep Singh. He took them home in Manawala on the pretext of shopping and offered them country-made liquor. He told them that they would buy shoes from the Nawan Pind area. After consuming liquor, they moved towards the Nawan Pind area. When they reached a secluded place near Fatehagarh Rajputan village, they stopped to smoke. Finding an opportunity, Nimma attacked them with a dagger, killing them on the spot and later returned to his native village. The SSP said the police found the sharp-edged weapon used in the crime and the motorcycle which Nimma used to travel with the deceased. He said Nimma and Manmeet Kaur were held from near Meoka village railway station. They were planning to flee to Uttar Pradesh. Man held with ~5.10 lakh of drug money Tribune News Service Amritsar, December 1 The Amritsar rural police have arrested a drug peddler involved in drug peddling — from Delhi to various parts of Punjab — and confiscated Rs 5.10 lakh of drug money from his possession. The police also recovered a stolen i-20 car from his possession. Terming it as a major success, Parampal Singh, SSP , Amritsar rural, today said that during investigation, it came to the light that the accused, Neeraj Masih alias Abhijit, a resident of Isa Nagar at Batala, was earlier arrested in Batala for pos- sessing 4 kg heroin and was sentenced to a 10-year jail term. He was currently on bail but did not return to jail. Going by this information, the police booked as many as 10 persons, including two Nigerians residing near the Tees Hazari Metro station in New Delhi for drug peddling. Among those booked include Manjot Singh and Ajmer Singh of Murgi Mohalla, Batala, Baaj Singh of Kakkar village, Mahinder Singh of Prem Nagar, Batala, Gulshan Masih of Isa Nagar, Batala, Manish Bhatia, a property dealer of Hoshiarpur, Manvir Singh of Kukkranwala at Continued on page 2 The night view of Hall Gate in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Cop attacked in Tarn Taran, case registered Tarn Taran , December 1 A few shopkeepers of the town have been booked for attacking a police party of the local police station last evening. The police said a case under Sections 353, 341,186, 283, 188, 148 and 149 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. Deepak Sood of the local Raj Sweets and Devinder Singh Samma have been nominated in the case by name while the other accused were nominated as unidentified. ASI Nirmal Singh who led the police party said that an Innova car was parked in front of the Raj Sweets shop, which was blocking the normal flow of traffic.The ASI said the shopkeeper was asked to remove the Innova when he along with others attacked him and tore his uniform. Shopkeepers shouted slogans against the police, alleging that the police was harassing them. SSP, Amritsar rural police, Parampal Singh addresses mediapersons in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR ‘Bharat Ke Veer Ultra Marathon’ flagged off from Attari Tribune News Service Amritsar, December 1 Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar-sponsored marathon, “Bharat Ke Veer Ultra Marathon”, dedicated to martyred soldiers, was flagged off today by DIG, BSF JS Oberoi , today at Attari-Wagah Joint Checkpost. A renowned marathon runner, Samir Singh, and his sixmember team took the challenge of completing the marathon during a fully charged atmosphere in the presence of the BSF Attari, , Commandant Sudeep Kumar MC ELECTIONS Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Resplendent history Our Correspondent 4,500 polling staff deputed at around 750 polling booths Runner Samir Singh (centre) and BSF personnel take part in the ‘Bharat Ke Veer Ultra Marathon 2017’ at Attari-Wagah joint check post on Friday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR and other BSF jawans. Samir Singh, a renowned marathon runner from Kana- heda village in Mandsaur district, Madhya Pradesh, comes from a farmers’ family. “I started running at the age of 35 and discovered my love for long-distance running. Our team is going to cover a distance of approximately 15,663 km along the border land and coastline of India to commemorate the martyrs. We will run around 100 km daily and it will take us nearly five months to complete the target,” he said. This marathon will pass through 24 states and seven Union Territories (approx. through 1,000 cities and villages). It will finish at JCP Attari, Amrit- c m y b sar, tentatively on April 1, 2018. The route for the first leg will cover Amritsar, Ferozepur, Fazilka and Abohar in Punjab. Commandant Sudeep Kumar said the BSF was committed to extending full support to this event and would provide all necessary assistance to the runners en route wherever the BSF was located. “It is a noble and gutsy initiative to run more than 15,000 km to show their love and respect for soldiers for their service to society and the country. We salute them for this daunting task,” he said. Amritsar, December 1 Ahead of the Municipal Corporation (MC) elections, the district administration has swung into action to ensure free and fair poll. In order to provide a conducive environment to around 7.50 lakh voters of the MC, the district election authority (DEA) is working round the clock. Nearly 4,500 polling staff, drawn from various government departments, will be deputed at around 750 polling booths, which will be set up across the length and breadth of the MC’s jurisdiction. The requirement for 900 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) has also been forwarded to the department concerned. The limit of election expenditure for each candidate of the civic body elections has been fixed at Rs 2.50 lakh. A view of the MC office in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Deputy Commissionercum-District Election Officer (DEO) KS Sangha said, “The process of filing of nomination papers will begin from tomorrow and continue till December 6. Scrutiny will take place the next day and withdrawal of nominations is allowed till December 8. Voting will start on December 17 and counting will commence on the same day. The number of SDMs and District Revenue Officers (DROs) has been increased, as Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) have come out with a compre- hensive list of voters. Next in the line are eight returning officers, ranging from the Assistant Commissioner (grievances), ADC (development), SDMs, DRO, District Development and Panchayat Officer (DDPO), Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner. Assisting them are an equal number of Assistant Returning Officers, who will be drawn from different departments like the Public Welfare Department, Department of Industry and Commerce and Cooperative Societies. PROMISE OF JOBS Woman booked for cheating many of lakhs of rupees Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, December 1 Baljit Kaur, who runs a computer centre on the local Bath road, has been booked for defrauding many people of lakhs of rupees by luring them with jobs in government departments. The Sadar police said a case under Section 420, IPC, has been regis- tered against the accused, Baljit Kaur. Harjit Singh of Kallha village, 12 km from here, alleged that the accused took an amount of Rs 2.2 lakh from him on the pretext of getting a job for his daughter in a government department. Similarly, Bhagwant Kaur of Pakhoke village, in her complaint to the police, alleged that the accused took an amount of Rs 1 lakh to get her son a job in the Indian Army. The accused gave a fake appointment letter to Harjit Singh, which created confusion and he lodged a police complaint and then the other accused, too, submitted a similar type of complaint to the police. SP (investigation) Tilak Raj investigated the complaints and a case was registered on the basis of the inquiy report of the SP .
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