05012019-ATR-01.qxd 04-01-2019 22:29 Page 1 SATURDAY | 5 JANUARY 2019 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE RMPI’s protest Louis Braille remembered Back to the roots Workers of the RMPI hold a protest over the ‘failure’ of police to arrest firing accused. P2 MLA Sunil Dutti announces Rs 2 lakh for the development of Institute of Blind. P3 Jeevay Punjab, an initiative by three friends, wants to revive pristine notes. P3 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY | MAX 16°C MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 16°C MIN 3°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 5.41 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7.31 AM 76-kg polybags seized 1 booked for rape bid Theft case cracked, two held Our Correspondent Though banned, its use is rampant in city Tarn Taran, January 4 The city police have booked a resident of Mallia Kalan village, 8-km from here, for allegedly trying to rape the wife of his elder brother, who had denied support to him in the recently concluded panchayat elections. The police said the accused was identified as Harcharan Singh, who unsuccessfully contested for the position of panch from his village. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning and the case was registered on Thursday. The victim mentioned in her complaint that she was in her shop when the accused turned up and molested her. She alleged that he tore her clothes and tried to rape her. He also issued her threats before leaving. Sections 376, 511, 323 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code have been slapped, the police said. Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 4 With the arrest of two persons, the city police on Friday claimed to have cracked a theft case that took place on November 26. The accused purchased a property from the stolen money. Those arrested have been identified as Sahib Singh and Amarjit Singh of Rajia village in Ajnala. Giving details, DCP (investigations) Jagmohan Singh said the prime accused was Lakhwinder Singh, who had been absconding. He left the city after the theft. The DCP said that on November 26, Lakhwinder Singh, alias Lucky, alias Raju, decamped with Rs 31 lakh from a residence belonging to Suresh Khanna, a resident of RB Estate. He was the caretaker of the house. He gave the money to the other two accused. While Sahib is his brother, Amarjit is his nephew. At that time, they buried the money near his house. Later, they dug it out and started spending. They got their house repaired and later bought a property. When Lakhwinder fled, the police got suspicious and the investigation led them to Sahib and Amarjit. He said the police recovered Rs 90,000 in cash, two expensive mobile phones and documents of the property that they purchased. He said efforts were on nab Lakhwinder. 17 teams to help students handle PSEB exam stress Divya Sharma Tribune News Service Health staff conduct a surprise inspection at a shop in Amritsar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 4 The health wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) seized 76-kg plastic bags here on Friday. A team, led by Chief Sanitary Inspector Sahil Malhotra and Sarabjit Singh of the central zone, conducted a surprise check at Katra Baghiyan and Sabji Mandi Ram Bagh to recover the plastic bags. The state government had imposed a ban on the sale and use of the plastic bags in April 2016. As per the notification, non-bio degradable plastic carry bags or containers, including items made of thermocol, have been banned under Section 7 of the Punjab Plastic Carry Bag Act. Even after the ban, plastic bags are available in the market. None of the government agencies take action against the errants possessing plastic bags in the market. Last year, the MC had issued a warning and also seized some plastic bags. Officials said they would con- tinue with the drive. The elimination of plastic bags from the market needs a proper check by the officials concerned. From vegetable vendors to high-end stores, almost everyone is using the banned plastic bags in the city. Sanitary Inspector Sahil Malhotra said, “We keep a check on the sale and use of the plastic bags. We will continue with inspections at the wholesale establishments. Residents are advised to use the alternatives to the plastic bags.” Amritsar, January 4 Ahead of the PSEB examination, district education officials have formed 17 teams to motivate students, inspect and help the staff with preparation to enable students of the Classes X and XII handle the exams effectively. The exams are expected to commence in March. The board has traced students who have scored less than 40% in their previous examinations during the session. The board has asked teachers of such schools to take extra classes of the academically weak students, prepare them to attempt their examination in a better way. c m y b These 17 teams will look after the schools in different blocks of the district. They will have to monitor the schools and their working. District Education Officer (DEO), secondary education, Salwinder Singh Samra said, “The aim behind forming such teams is to monitor schools. The teams will motivate the students and look into preparations of the schools. The teams can also look into the issues of the schools. The teachers can take the classes as per their schedule in the school timings.” District Education Officer Salwinder Samra interacts with the staff of a government > > school. TRIBUNE PHOTO
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