14032018-ATR-01.qxd 3/14/2018 12:15 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 14 MARCH 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Comedy play staged Follow your heart Tete-a-tete Play ‘Total Siyappa’ staged on Day 3 during the ongoing national theatre festival entertains audience. P2 Ace designer Anita Dongre talks about ancient Indian crafts, modern Indian bride and everything in between. P3 Some talk shows have left a lasting impact. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 32°C MIN 15°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30°C MIN 14°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.37 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.42 AM Showstoppers SNIPPETS Two held with 600-gm heroin Tarn Taran: A team of the Special task Force (STF) led by ASI Jaspal Singh arrested two persons after 600 gm of heroin was recovered from them. The police said the accused had been identified as Manjindr Singh, a resident of Lakhana, and Pavitter Singh, a resident of Ferozepur district. A case under Sections 21, 61, and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused at the Sadar police station. OC 7 booked for abduction bid Children dance during an event organised to mark International Women’s Day in Amritsar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO SEE P2 Nurses seek regular jobs, stage protest Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 13 Demanding regularisation of their services, contractual nurses and other medical staff of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital associated with Government Medical College staged a protest here today. The nurses said they had been working on a contract basis for the past eight years and they were being paid Rs 7,500 as salary per month. Palwinder Kaur, president of the Punjab Contractual Nurses, Ancillary Staff and Paramedical Workers’ Asso- job on ❝We do the samebeing less salary, which is done by regular employees. In most of the cases, we have to work even more and face problems at the hands of seniors. ❞ PALWINDER KAUR, protester ciation, said the government had promised to regularise their services on various occasions, but every time on some or other pretext, the promise was not fulfilled. She said while many workers had left their jobs during these years, others had continued working in a hope that their demands would be fulfilled. “It is very difficult for a person to make both ends meet within a meagre salary,” she added. Palwinder said, “We do the same job on less salary, which is being done by regular employees. In most of the cases, we have to work even more and face problems at the hands of seniors. Contractual workers can’t say anything as they can be terminated.” Members of the Punjab Contractual Nurses, Ancillary Staff and Paramedical Workers’ Association stage a protest at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar on Tuesday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR SAD (A) office ransacked Amritsar, March 13 Some unidentified persons ransacked the office of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) on Sultanwind Road here yesterday. Navdeep Singh, an officebearer of the SAD (A), said the party’s head office was situated at Patharan Wala Park on Sultanwind Road. “On Monday around 11 am, I had gone to the office and found that the locks of the main door were broken. After entering the office, I found that computers, CCTV camera, DVR recorder and other valuable were stolen. Miscreants vandalised the office and decamped with valuables.” He said important documents were also missing from the office. Amrik Singh Balowal , general secretary, SAD(A), said it was an planned incident and a conspiracy against the party. On the complaint of Navdeep Singh, a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered at the Sultanwind police station. ASI Rajbir said the police were investigating the case and the accused would be arrested soon. — TNS 17 stray bulls found dead in four villages Tribune News service Amritsar, March 13 As many as 17 stray bulls were found dead in four villages of the Jandiala Guru area today. Residents spotted the dead bulls in the periphery of these villages in the morning. Thereafter, they informed the police. In the evening, the police got the information of 17 dead bulls. Panic gripped the areas as there were speculations that these were killed to disturb communal harmony. The bulls were found dead from Chowan, Malowal, Fathepur Rajputan, and Devidaspura villages. The police recovered six dead bulls from Chowan village, five from Malowal, four from Fathegarh Rajputan and two from Devidaspura. The police sent their bodies for postmortem. Officials urged residents of these villages and nearby not to panic as the postmortem report would tell the cause of death. The police said a probe would be conducted into it. Tarn Taran: Seven persons, including Balkar Singh Sandhu of Burj (Chabal), were booked for allegedly trying to abduct an NRI woman. The victim, Bawandeep Kaur, is the relative of Balkar Singh. Bawandeep’s daughter is married to Balkar’s son four years ago, but the marriage did not last long. Bawandeep had come here to seek court’s permission to go abroad as a criminal case was registered against her. The court ordered her to produce the bank account guarantee bond. The victim told the police that the accused came in a car and tried to abduct her when she was going to the bank. A case under Sections 506, 364 and 511 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. An attempt-to-murder case is already registered against Balkar Singh, which was filed by Bawandep. OC Agitated over youth’s death, locals, kin try to block NH-1 Class XI boy, who had ‘eloped’ with girl, died at B’lore protection home Tribune News service Amritsar, March 13 Agitated over the death of a youth at a protection home in Bangalore, residents of Dhianpur village and deceased’s family members demonstrated and tried to block the National Highway-1 at Raya here today. The youth had allegedly eloped with a girl two weeks ago. The boy was a student of Class XI and the girl was a student of Class X. The Bangalore police had nabbed them and sent to a protection home. It is being said the boy reportedly hanged himself in the washroom of the protection home. The family today got the body and tried to block the NH-1 by placing the body on the road. Deceased’s family members said the sarpanch of the village had gone to Bangalore to bring the couple back. Family members of the girl accompanied him, they Police personnel stop residents of Dhianpur village and family members of the deceased from blocking the NH-1 at Raya on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO added. The deceased’s family suspected that they had murdered the boy. Lakhwinder Singh Malh, DSP Baba Bakala, said, “We , have pacified the demon- strators and not allowed them to block the traffic. They accused the girl’s family and sarpanch of killing the boy. We have assured them that a fare Secret documents Chemistry exam was balanced: Students related to Udham Singh CLASS 12 CBSE EXAMS be made public: AVM Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 13 The Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM) has demanded that the secret documents related to Shaheed Udham Singh be made public. Dr Charanjit Singh Gumtala, president of the AVM, welcomed the move to install Shaheed Udham Singh’s statue at the Jallianwala Bagh. In a letter to Chief Minister Capt Amrinder Singh and Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik, he said Alfred Draper in his book ‘The Amritsar Massacre, Twilight of the Raj’ has written in his foreword “A form of cover-up still exists today. The Home Office politely but firmly refuses access to important papers relating to Udham Singh. Through the Order by the Lord Chancellor, they will remain closed Move to install statue welcomed ■ Dr Charanjit Singh Gumtala, president of the AVM, welcomed the move to install Shaheed Udham Singh’s statue at the Jallianwala Bagh. ■ He said the public should come to know why the cloak of secrecy was being maintained. . for hundred years”. He said the public should come to know why the cloak of secrecy was being maintained. Dr Gumtala said these leaders should raise this issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that he could take up the same with his counterpart in Britain. He also appealed to UK MPs Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi and Preet Kaur Gill to raise the issue with their government. Amritsar, March 13 Students, who appeared for the Class XII CBSE chemistry exam, termed it balanced. They said it was an indepth question paper and easy one as compared to the physics exam. Most of the students seemed to be happy after coming out of examination halls. After the exam, they could be seen discussing the question paper with each other. The paper carried 26 questions, which were to be attempted in three hours. The students expressed joy over the content of the paper. The students said the questions came from the NCRET book. “The paper carried questions from the NCRET text book. We had revised it many times and attempting the paper was a calk walk,” said a student after coming out of a centre. Anuradha, a chemistry teacher from a local school, said, “It was an indepth paper. Students who have studied throughout the c m y b Students discuss the question paper in Amritsar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR ❝ It was an in-depth paper. Students, who have studied throughout the year, must have been able to attempt it well. My students were happy after taking the examination. ❞ ANURADHA, a chemistry teacher year must have been able to attempt it well. My students were happy after taking the examination.” “Nothing was out of the syllabus. It was an easier paper,” said Ananya, a Class XII student. Most of them were confident of scoring 50 to 60 marks out of 70. “An average student can score good marks after solving the question paper,” said a teacher. Earlier, the students had said the English examination was lengthy while physics paper was a tough one. — TNS investigation would be conducted in this regard.” As per information, the boy belonged to the SC category while the girl is from the upper cast. Man loses ‘kada’ to swindlers Tribune News service Amritsar, March 13 Three swindlers, including a woman, took away a gold ‘kara’ (wristlet) from a resident for polishing it. The accused disguised themselves as sadhus. Victim Jagmohan Singh (68) of Ajit Nagar told the police that he came to Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh Shaheed to pay obeisance. While returning, when he reached near Bhadur Nagar on the Main Road around 11.30 am, the accused came on a motorcycle and asked the address of some religious place, he added. Jagmohan said the accused started preaching him about god and life in heaven. After taking him into confidence, they took away his gold ‘kara’ of 50 gm. ASI Harwinder Singh said, “The victim could not recall that when he removed his kara. When they left, the victim found that the kara was missing. We are investigating the matter.”
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