06012019-ATR-01.qxd 05-01-2019 23:33 Page 1 SUNDAY | 6 JANUARY 2019 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Bars warned over hookah Food for thought ‘Opportunities take time’ Bars warned against serving hookah as health officials come across teens smoking them. P2 Globally, one-third of all food produced is thrown in the bin each year. P3 Shashank Vyas talks about his initial days in Mumbai and how his journey began. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 17°C MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 16°C MIN 7°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 5.41 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 7.31 AM Students bell the CAT Archit Goyal scores 99.85%; several students get above 90 Divya Sharma Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 5 City students have come through the Common Admission Test (CAT) with flying colours the results of which were declared on Saturday. CAT is an entrance examination for admission to premier business schools — Indian Institutes of Management — in the country. Several city students were able to crack the entrance examination by securing above 90 percentile in the examination. City lad Archit Goyal scored 99.85, Simran Jalhotra 99.48, Jaideep Thakan 99.09, Pranav Dev 95.9, Sundar Raman 99.73 and Smriti Shukla got 94.11. Others among the shiners are Gaurav Garg (98.58), Ishan Singal (97.93), Ishan Thapar (97.32), Manpreet Singh (97.1), Chandan Arora (96.03), Ekta Garg (97), Akshit Garg (95.13), Rajbir Singh (94.82), Akshay Sethi (94.62), Jitesh Singla (94.01), Akshay Sharma (93.97), Rajat Goyal (93.76) and Shailza Gupta (93.6). Rohit Puri of the Institute of Management Studies wished his students good luck as they reached the institute to celebrate. Sharing his success mantra, Archit Goyal, who scored 99.85 per cent in his very first attempt, is hopeful of making it to one of the best business schools. He is ready for the next round of examination. He is against the idea of having a gap year for Amritsar: Even four days after someone pickpocketed Algerian researcher Jubithhershko on the premises of the Golden Temple, the police are yet to find any clue. Galliara Chowki Inspector Bhagwan Singh said all of the CCTV cameras were thoroughly observed and no suspicious person was spotted. He said she complained that some unknown person stole a wallet from her handbag on January 1. The wallet contained a mobile and some documents. She was accompanied by her husband and a guide. The incidents of pickpocketing and thefts on the premises of the Golden Temple have been on the rise. Several such cases are being reported frequently and the residents want the authorities concerned to be more vigilant. TNS Amritsar: The SGPC has sought investigation into the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib at Ramgarh Gurdwara near Morinda. Flaying the action, SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal said the design and aim of these people must be exposed. He also demanded strict punishment against the accused. The SGPC chief slammed the killing of Sikh youth Simarjeet Singh of Pulwama district in the Kashmir Valley. He expressed grief and sent condolences to his family. TNS Archit Goyal celebrates his success with his parents; and (below) students at an institute after the declaration of results in Amritsar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS Mishaps killed 62 last year: Police 22 murders, 405 thefts, two dacoity and eight robbery cases reported Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service preparation. He credits his mentor Rishab Gupta with his success. A B.Com student at DAV College, Archit also thanks his coaching institute and parents Arun Goyal, Rajini Goyal and sister Ashima Goyal for leading him towards right direction. Rishab Gupta, Director, TIME Institute, said, “CAT 2018 has taken the trans- parency to a new level. The answer key was made available within two days. The response sheets of each individual student were also made available to them.” Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu interacts with a victim of the gruesome train tragedy at a medical camp in Amritsar on Saturday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR checked their medical reports to learn about their recovery progress. It may be recalled that she had come under severe criticism after the mishap as there were reports that she vanished from the programme after the tragedy. Karmandeep Singh, 27, who walks with the help of walker, says he came reluctantly to the medical camp. A resident of Jodda Phatak, he remained hospitalised for 19 days post mishap and was operated for pelvis and clavicle fractures. “Though the government incurred all surgery expenses, the post operation cost is being borne by our family,” he said. He has to take medicines worth Rs 5,000 per month. His marriage was scheduled for November 16 which had to be postponed. “Doctors say I will achieve complete fitness after March. I will think of marriage after that,” he added. Deepak Mehra, 37, suffered fracture in the left side of his pelvis. He is still not able to walk properly. He rues that he has not been able to resume his salesman job. Dr Sidhu had been the MLA from the constituency before her husband Navjot Singh Sidhu replaced her in the 2017 Assembly elections. Amritsar, January 5 As many as 62 persons were killed and 82 injured in road accidents in 2018. Every year the killer city roads claim more than 60 lives. In 2017, 63 persons were killed in such mishaps. The details were released by Police Commissioner SS Srivastav here on Saturday. The officer claimed that the police had maintained the law and order well throughout the last year as crime incidents recorded a fall. The cases of theft, burglary and snatching in 2018 were less law and ❝The police had maintained theincidents order wella throughout the last year as crime recorded fall. The cases of theft, burglary and snatching in 2018 were less than those in 2017 SS SRIVASTAV, Police Commissioner than those of 2017. As per the data released by the police, there were 22 murders reported in 2018. Out of 22, the police cracked 20 cases. Maximum cases of theft have been reported in the last year. Out of 405 theft cases, the police have solved 74. Also 114 cases pertaining to 2017 have been cracked. The police record reveals ❞ that two cases of dacoity, 185 of burglary and eight of robbery have been reported in 2018. Following the high pressure of the state government regarding the narcotics cases, the police registered 418 cases under the NDPS Act and arrested 621 persons. They have recovered 20.430 kg of heroin, 4.212 kg of opium, 27.560 kg of poppy husk, 10.716 kg of narcotic powder and 1,36,477 habit forming capsules/tablets. Similarly, the police lodged 28 cases and arrested 43 persons under the Arms Act. The city police recovered 10 revolvers, 24 pistols, two rifles of .315 bore, three guns of 12 bore and 169 cartridges. The city police also recovered a huge quantity of illicit liquor and alcohol. As many as 313 persons have been arrested under the Gambling Act. The police commissioner praised the officers, who worked dedicatedly and traced the blind murders and nabbed notorious gangsters. Showers make city shiver, trigger traffic chaos Chill fails to diminish the enthusiasm of devotees and tourists who thronged Golden Temple Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 5 Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu came up with a free medical camp in her erstwhile Amritsar East Assembly constituency on Saturday. The camp aimed at benefiting mostly the victims of the gruesome rail tragedy that struck Joda Phatak amid Dasehra celebrations in October, claiming nearly 60 lives and injuring an equal number of people. The camp was organised in association with the World Cancer Care Charitable Trust. Dr Sidhu interacted with injured and even Algerian case: No clue yet Sacrilege probe sought Sidhu’s medical camp for train mishap victims Tribune News Service SNIPPETS Amritsar, January 5 The intermittent showers in the region for the past 24 hours have brought a substantial dip in the temperature, increasing the impact of the cold weather. The sporadic mild showers in the city began late on Friday night which continued throughout the night and Saturday. The sunlight gave the city a miss as the sky remained enveloped by clouds. Agricultural officials said the main wheat crop would be benefited as low temperature is good for tillering of saplings. Chief Agricultural Officer Dr Dalbir Singh Chinna said, “The dip in temperature will help plants tiller, thus leaving a positive impact on the produce.” The department had earlier warned farmers against irrigating their fields after the weather forecast suggested showers on Saturday and Sunday. Official said showers were good also for vegetables and fodder crops. Meanwhile, the showers resulted in traffic jams on a number of roads. Long queues of vehicles stranded on roads were seen at many places. The road congestion was triggered by slow-moving traffic amid rain. The showers, however, couldn’t diminish the enthusiasm of devotees as well as tourists who thronged the Showers are beneficial for the wheat crop as low temperature is good for tillering of saplings c m y b Golden Temple to pay homage to Guru Gobind Singh on his Parkash Purb on Saturday. Though the SGPC had announced to hold celebrations on January 13, thousands came to pay tributes, following the old tradition. Residents, too, have heaved a sigh of relief as the rain did away with the fog that had gripped the region for the past couple of days. > > (Clockwise from right) Tourists take a selfie in the Heritage Street amid rain; a family out for shopping; and long queues of vehicles during a traffic jam in Amritsar on Saturday. PHOTOS: SUNIL KUMAR
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