27072018-ATR-01.qxd 7/26/2018 11:41 PM Page 1 FRIDAY | 27 JULY 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Protest organised For the bride of 2018 Dalljiet moves on Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad Union start protest over non-payment of salaries. P2 The biggest names in the fashion industry toss some latest options for the brides. Dalljiet Kaur, who plays the role of Karuna, will exit Star Plus’ show Qayamat Ki Raat. P4 FORECAST P3 RAIN LIKELY | MAX 32°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.31 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.44 AM Drug-related deaths due to adulteration, not overdose Officials of four districts hold meet, discuss drug menace PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 26 Most of the drug-related deaths occurred in the recent past were due to consumption of adulterated drugs, not because of overdose as being reported, said Rahul Tiwari, nodal officer of the state government’s anti-drug campaign, on Thursday. He along with RK Jaiswal, IG, Special Task Force (STF), was here to hold a meeting with senior officials of the administration and the police of four districts – Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur and Pathankot. Amritsar is among the top districts where a large of number of youths have died due to drugs in the recent past. Heart rendering videos of wailing family members have shaken the government and people which ultimately led to a mass campaign in the state. Tiwari revealed that with manifold increase in drug abusers at the de-addiction centres, the Punjab government was contemplating to open as many as 179 new Outpatient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) centres in the state. Jaiswal said 600 officials from across the state, who are good orators, will be imparted special training to spread awareness against the rampant drug abuse in Punjab. These government Rahul Tiwari (left), nodal officer of the anti-drug campaign; STF IG RK Jaiswal (centre) and Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha at a meeting in Amritsar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO the manifold officials from across the state, are good ❝With in drug abusers at ❝600will be imparted special trainingwhospread increase orators, to the de-addiction centres, the Punjab government is contemplating to open 179 new OOAT centres. awareness against the rampant drug abuse in Punjab. These government officials will further train cluster officials in their areas. The cluster officials will guide officials at the village and ward level. RAHUL TIWARI, officer, anti-drug drive RK JAISWAL, IG, Special Task Force officials will further educate and train cluster officials in their areas and these cluster officials would guide officials at the village and ward level. He said the officials would be trained in a group of 300 each in Chandigarh. Punjab University, Chandigarh, has agreed to give its professional support to the cause, he added. Terming the recent campaign against drug abuse a success, he instructed the officials not to become complacent in their approach. He asked them to initiate the process of attaching the properties of persons found indulging in drug trade. He said Amritsar and Gurdaspur have been ‘gateway’ of drug smuggling and it was ❞ ❞ Teacher’s murderers to ‘Changey vs Maade’ garners over 2 lakh YouTube views be behind bars ❝My father Amrik Singh, soon: ADCP goldsmith, mother Rajwant Kaur and schoolteachers are pillars of strength for me. AJIT SINGH, singer Ajit Singh shows a poster of his newly-released song ‘Changey vs Maade’ in Amritsar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 26 Ajit Singh (13), a student of DAV International School, who has already made a mark in the world of singing by Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar July 26 The nationwide indefinite strike of unions of truck operators, called by All-India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), entered its sixth day on Thursday. The local industry has been suffering heavily for the last six days due to the strike as truckers have been demanding reduction in diesel prices, removal of toll barriers, reduction of third party insurance premium, abolition of TDS, rationalisation of Income Tax Act, abolition of direct port delivery tendering system, etc. As per the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings, the total loss incurred by the industry is around Rs 20,000 crore, which is primarily due to stoppage in production. “As there is no movement of goods, many manufacturing units have stopped production. Textile industrial units have suspended their pro- excelling in several contests, is in the limelight once again. The song he released on July 23 titled Changey vs Maade has garnered over two lakh views on YouTube. The song has been released by PTC ❞ Punjabi and PTC Music. Through the song, he highlights social evils, including drugs abuse, disrespect of elderly in society and the rise of anti-social elements. The energetic boy is keen on improving his knowledge on Punjabi language. Ajit, who has made his presence felt in Voice of Punjab and Chhota Champs season three has been learning since the age of four from his cousin King Singh. He follows a strict routine with dedicated particular hours in morning and night for his music practice. He says his father Amrik Singh, goldsmith, his mother Rajwant Kaur and schoolteachers are pillars of strength for him. Besides music, he loves to ride horses and has been learning from a local horse riding school. He plays tabla and harmonium. Singh had previously released Din Changey and Dhakar Yaar. Rajinder Kumar, music teacher of the school, said, “Ajit is sincere towards the music. He has participated in a number of musical competitions.” DAV International School Principal Anjana Gupta congratulated Ajit Singh for his fantabulous efforts and wished him success for his future ventures. Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 26 The police on Thursday claimed to have found vital clues in the retired music teacher murder case. No arrest has been made so far. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) JS Walia said the case was expected to be cracked soon as police officials had got many vital clues. The police are working on different theories to nail the suspects. Robbery motive may be the reason behind the murder. The police also suspect the hand of some insider in the case. Cash and jewellery were found missing from the almirah which was found open and ransacked in the room of deceased Inderjit Kaur (67), a resident of Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, on Wednesday. She had retired from government girls high school at Kot Baba Deep Singh. She had poor eyesight. She was living alone as her husband and father had died long ago. Her elder brother used to stay with her occasionally, but due to ill health he couldn’t turn up for past couple of months. According to police sources, suspects have been identified with the help of footage of several close circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the area and raids were on to nab them. Police officials said that they were hopeful of arresting the accused at the earliest. duction in the absence of no supply of raw materials,” said an industrialist. As small units in the city work on hand to mouth basis, this strike would lead to loss of livelihood for casual workers. The strike of transporters has also hit the supply of fruits and vegetables in the city. Vipin Kumar, a fruit trader, said, “The prices of fruits get doubled after the strike. The common man can not buy most of the fruits. If the government does not intervene in the matter and the strike continues for another couple of days, traders may suffer a heavy loss. The government and the striking associations have to find an amicable solution in the general interest of the public and country,” said Pankaj Sharma, a member of a trader’s association. Meanwhile, the transporters associated with various unions assembled in Jahajgarh as a mark of their protest against the government. SNIPPETS An official at the Punjab State War Heroes Memorial pays tributes to the Kargil war heroes on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Kargil Vijay Divas observed Amritsar: The district administration observed the Kargil Vijay Divas at Punjab State War Heroes Memorial cum Museum in the city on Thursday. Army personnel paid homage to the martyrs of Kargil battle at the War Memorial. Additional Deputy Commissioner Himanshu Aggarwal, too, offered flower petals to mark the occasion. Brigadier Harcharan Singh (retd), Col Amarbir Singh Chahal (retd) and District Defence Service Welfare Officer were present on the occasion. TNS Investiture ceremony held Amritsar: Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School, Majitha Road bypass, organised an investiture ceremony for the academic session 2018–19. Principal Dapinder Kaur said, “Ability and dedication are the true qualities of a successful leader.” Head boy Somanpal Singh and head girl Tarandeep Kaur were given badges. TNS Leader’s son fired at Man commits suicide Our Correspondent a big challange to save it from drug menace. Amritsar (Rural) Senior Superintendent of Police Parampal Singh said most of the areas in the rural belt would become drug free by August 15. He said he had a list of drug smugglers and addicts. Appropriate action has been initiated in this connection, he said. Boy’s song on social evils a hit Divya Sharma Traders worry as stir of truckers goes on Tarn Taran, July 26 As many as 12 persons, including a woman, were booked for allegedly opening fire at the son of a Congress leader in Chambal village, 10 km from here, on Wednesday evening. The victim, Gurpreet Singh, is son of Sadhu Singh Chambal, a Congress leader of the area. Inspector Kanwalpreet Singh, Station House Officer (SHO), Sarhali police station, said six of the accused had been identified as Ranjit Singh, his wife Komalpreet Kaur Jassi, son Robin Singh, Gurbachan Singh, his son Jasnoor Singh of Chambal village and Harpreet Singh Happy of Sheron village. Other accused who accompanied them are yet to be recognised. Gurpreet said the accused, armed with firearms, opened fire at his house intending to harm him. The two sides have an enmity over some issue. The accused are absconding, the police said. Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 26 Baaj Singh, a resident of Sarangda village, committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence here on Wednesday. His brother spotted the hanging body in the morning hours. He had no child and he was disturbed due to this. He had been married for 10 years. He was alone at home at the time of the incident as his wife Manjit Kaur had gone to her parent’s. Manjit Kaur said they were married around 10 years ago. However, they did not have any child and he was perturbed over it. “I went to my parent’s home to days ago. I got a call from his elder brother Dara Singh regarding the suicide on Wednesday morning,” she said. Following her statement, the police have initiated action under the criminal procedure code (CrPC) and handed over the body to the family after a postmortem examination.
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