07012019-ATR-01.qxd 1/6/2019 11:43 PM Page 1 MONDAY | 7 JANUARY 2019 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Unused overbridge Business wise Chit-chat with Himmanshoo Foot overbridge outside railway station is hardly used and congests the traffic. P2 Shashank Shah believes younger generation is passionate to contribute to India. P3 Himmanshoo Malhotra is back with the first episode of the second season of his chat show Share and Grow Spotlight. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 18°C MIN 4°C | YESTERDAY MAX 17°C MIN 6°C | SUNSET MONDAY 5.42 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 7.31 AM Man loses life in hit-and-run Chilling view Driver on the run, accused of overspeeding, not blowing horn Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 6 In a hit-and-run case, a “speeding” car crushed a motorcyclist to death at Baba Shri Chand Chowk on Majitha-Verka Bypass on Sunday morning. The deceased has been identified as Gulshan Sehgal, who worked in a factory at Pandori Warrianch. The deceased, Gulshan Sehgal, worked as a security guard. He was going towards the factory at around 7 am when the mishap took place. Vishal Sehgal, son of the deceased, stated in his complaint to the Sadar police that his father worked as a guard with Talwar factory, Pandori Warrianch, Majitha Road. As per his routine, he left for work at around 7 am on his Math olympiad on Jan 21 The cloudy weather resulted in a beautiful view of the Golden Temple, but the chill it brought left residents shivering throughout the day. Residents sit around a bonfire while a woman beggar (right) tries to keep herself warm. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR Amritsar, January 6 A mathematics olympiad will be held for the students of government schools. It will be conducted for students of Class VI-X. Its aim is to promote mathematics among students as well as to prepare them for competitive examinations. The examination will take place on January 21 and the results will be out on January 31. The first 1,000 Class VI-VIII students will be rewarded with Rs 500 and a certificate. For Class IX and X, students will get Rs 1, 000 and a certificate. The DEO, senior secondary, will supervise the exam. — TNS negligence the ❝It is theCorporation. of the police as well asto make Municipal The police have failed the commuters follow the rules by taking punitive action, and the MC has failed to come up with adequate road infrastructure. ❞ CHARANJIT SINGH GUMTALA, social activist motorcycle. Near Baba Shri Chand Chowk, he was about to cross the road when a “rashly-driven” car came from the Verka Bypass side and hit the biker. The car driver did not blow horn on the curvy road and also didn’t reduce the speed, he alleged. Resultantly, Gulshan sustained a severe head injury. Eyewitnesses claimed that Gulshan Sehgal died on the spot. The car driver fled away from the spot along with the vehicle. The Sadar police have registered a case under Sections 304-A, 279, 427, 337 and 338 of the IPC against the unidentified driver. ASI Satpal Singh, investigating officer, said the matter was under investigation and the car driver would be traced soon. Meanwhile, area residents say that the police set up a checkpoint at Baba Shri Chand Chowk on MajithaVerka Bypass almost everyday to keep a vigil on anti social elements, but nothing Quack arrested for post delivery death Tarn Taran, January 6 A quack of Nagoke village, 30 km from here, said to be responsible for the death of a woman post delivery, has been arrested. Identified as Harjinder Singh, he was caught during a raid conducted by a joint party of the Verowal police and health officials. He couldn’t produce any document to prove his qualification for practice. Officials said that due to his negligence, Gurpreet Kaur of Bhalaipur Dogran village, 35 km from here, lost her life. SSP Darshan Singh Mann said a case was registered against him. The joint party that conducted the surprise check seized a huge quantity of drugs stored illegally in his clinic in Nagoke village. Besides, equipment required for delivery cases have also been seized. The police said Gurpreet Kaur was admitted to Dr Rana Clinic in Nagoke village on January 3 where she underwent delivery. Soon after that, her condition worsened so Harjinder referred her to the Civil Hospital where she died. — OC is done when it comes to dealing with traffic congestion and the curvy points which result in mishaps. Charanjit Singh Gumtala, a social activist, expressed his anguish over 62 mishap casualties in 2018. He alleged that it was the negligence of the police as well as the Municipal Corporation. He said the police failed to make the commuters follow the rules by taking punitive action, and the MC failed to come up with adequate road infrastructure. “People are dying due to the negligence of the authorities concerned. Traders are using tractor-trolleys for ferrying goods in the city in broad daylight. Tractors are meant only for agricultural work. The police ignore blatant road violations,” he added. Teachers’ fast on January 29 Amritsar, January 6 The Unemployed PTI, Bachelor of Physical Education (BPEd) and Master of Physical Education (MPEd) Union, Punjab, will hold a fast unto death on January 29 outside the residence of School Education Minister OP Soni. Keshav Kohli, president of the union, said, “We have been fighting for recruitment of physical education teachers. We have had a meeting with the school education minister but nothing substantial came out. Teachers from across Punjab are going to take part in the protest on January 29.” — TNS Snatchers target tourist, NRI Defacement goes on amid no action in city T ouristloses~20K,2phones;NRIloses$5K(AUD),jewellery Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 6 Unidentified snatchers targeted a tourist near Hall Bazaar and an NRI woman in Putaligarh here on Saturday. The tourist lost Rs 20,000, two phones and some documents while the NRI lost 5,000 Australian Dollars and gold jewellery. In the first case, a tourist from Mumbai, Meena Mishra, complained to the Division A police that she, along with her family, came to Golden Temple on Saturday. They were roaming in the city when two motorcycle-borne youths turned up outside Hall Gate. They snatched her handbag that contained Rs 20,000 in cash, two mobile phones, an Aadhar card, a Pan card, a debit card and some important documents. The accused fled toward the Sabji Mandi side. Investigation officer, ASI Sukhpal Singh said a case was registered under relevant sections and the matter was under investigation. In the other case, Davinder Singh stated to the Cantonment police that his wife Amarjit Kaur, along with daughter-in-law Neelam Devi, was going from Putlighar to Labour Office Wali Gali in Putaligar Chowk area at around 8.30 pm on Saturday when they were targeted. He said an unidentified biker snatched Neelam Devi’s bag comprising two gold chains, 10 gold bangles and 5,000 Australian Dollars. After snatching the bag, they fled away in no time. Narinder Singh, Assistant Sub-Inspector, Cantonment police station, said, “A case under Section 379-B of the IPC has been registered against the accused. An investigation is going on.” It is worth mentioning here that the city witnessed 327 cases of snatching last year. The police succeeded in cracking only 117 cases. A large number of such cases aren’t reported to the police by people. Amritsar, January 6 Though armed with the Punjab Prevention of Defacement of Property Act 1997, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has failed to prevent defacement of walls in the city. Since punitive action is not taken, such violations are common across the city. A senior citizen, Naresh Johar, said the city was being visited by tens of thousands of visitors from across the globe every day. “Are we presenting a decent look of the city?” he questioned. Jaspal Singh, another city resident, said, “Most of such advertisements are illegal. Not only traders, but also private coaching institutes Vendors removed from markets Amritsar, January 6 The estate wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) seized goods of shopkeepers and removed vends from near bus stand and Chitra Talkies areas during an anti-encroachment drive here on Sunday. A team of the MC staff, led by Inspector Kewal Krishan, found that shopkeepers at the MC market, adjoining bus stand, were taking daily charges from vendors. They also provided space to the rehris (carts). The counters of shopkeepers were removed and their goods seized. The MC team also removed illegal vends under the supervision of the estate officer. — TNS MC estate wing removes vends near bus stand in Amritsar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO c m y b A sea of advertisements on a wall in the city. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR interfering with the appearance of beauty, damaging, disfiguring, spoiling or injuring in any other way. It says property includes any land, building, hut, structure, wall, tree, fence, post, pole or any other erection. Writing includes decoration, lettering or ornamentation, produced by stencil. Violators can be imprisoned for a term of six months or with fine which may extend up to Rs 1,000 or both. When contacted, Sonali Giri, Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, said a surge in installation of posters was noticed due to the New Year and the upcoming Lohri celebrations. At the same time, We are getting them removed, she added. resort to coming up with such advertisements to promote themselves.” Advertisements on the walls facing roads can be noticed in every part of the city. These advertisements are available aplenty on commercially popular stretches and roads. Meanwhile, the Punjab Pre- IT staff demand promotions e-learning tools start catching fancy of students Amritsar, January 6 Income Tax employees have written to Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, North West Circle, demanding release of the promotion list. Rajender Singh, circle general secretary of the Income Tax Employees Federation, said the eligibility list for promotion was also pending for circulation in the cadre of ITO, inspector, office superintendent (OS), stenographers grade-I and II, private secretary, driver grade-I and II. He also sought eligibility lists of all the pending departmental promotion committee. — TNS Divya Sharma Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 6 With exams barely two months away, students are hooked to digital gadgets, but there’s nothing for the most of the parents to worry about. It is not for movies, music or social media but e-books, learning and practice apps, etc., for which kids have turned towards the digital world. In the digital age, even the CBSE has come up with online tools for students. Principal Anita Bhalla, vention of Defacement of Property Act 1997 authorises the MC to act against the violators. As per the Act, defacement includes impairing or CBSE nodal officer of Amritsar and Tarn Taran, said, “There are pros and cons of everything. Students use technology to learn and also make extra notes regarding a topic or subject. Even the CBSE has come up with ebooks for literature.” Shivani Thakur, a college student, said, “I am using Yourquote application to write poems. It helps me groom my writing skills.” Many feel that the online content is not always credible so students must consult their mentors before following anything blindly. Ferry Bhatia, Assistant Professor, DAV College, said, “There are certain courses for which books available in the market are not aplenty. PDF papers and e-books help students in such cases. Moreover, e-books are always available. But concepts keep on changing with narrative of each author. Therefore, one must consult his or her mentor. In the long run, excessive exposure to technology can affect eyes.”
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