23012019-ATR-01.qxd 1/23/2019 12:27 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE ROOF CONSTRUCTION WORK BEGINS AT RAILWAY STATION Finally, the Railways has commenced civil work to replace the dilapidated roof of the ticket window. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MOBILE SEIZED Amritsar: The staff at the Central Jail have seized a mobile phone from a jail inmate, Ranjit Singh, of Bhojara village in Tarn Taran. Assistant Superintendent (Jail) Avtar Singh stated that during the routine checking, the jail staff found the accused possessing a mobile phone. TNS CAR STOLEN Amritsar: Unidentified miscreants stole a car parked outside a marriage palace in Maqboolpura. Paramjit Singh, owner of the car, stated that he had gone to attend a function at Vistle Villa in his i20 car. When he came out, he found his vehicle missing from the parking. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~76.85 DIESEL 66.36 PAGE 2 GRAND SLAM A DELIGHT FOR SPORT-LOVERS, FASHION-LOVERS PAGE 3 DIVYANKA TRIPATHI TO DEBUT AS HOST Australian Open 2019: While tennis is at its best, fashion statement is also making heads turn. MAX 17°C | MIN 5°C | YESTERDAY MAX 15°C | MIN 8°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:56 PM Swine flu case in city PAGE 4 Divyanka Tripathi will be seen in an entirely new role on Star Plus’ upcoming show The Voice. SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:28 AM WEDNESDAY | 23 JANUARY 2019 | AMRITSAR Star for better stars Reports of three suspected patients awaited Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 22 The Health Department has reported a swine flu positive case in the district. Officials said the 45-year-old woman patient from a village in Mannawala block was undergoing treatment at a private hospital. She stated that the condition of the patient was improving. Earlier, local hospitals had reported death of three suspected swine flu patients, including two pregnant women. The third patient was a 60-year-old woman from Kot Khasla. Now, health officials have said that the swine flu tests of all the three patients, who died reportedly of dengue, are negative. Officials said that till date, the depart- samples, one ❝Of eightpositive and the has tested reports of three are yet to be received. Reports of four samples are negative. ❞ Navdeep Kaur, NODAL OFFICER, SWINE FLU CONTROL ment had collected samples of eight suspected patients of dengue for swine flu tests. Dr Navdeep Kaur, nodal officer, swine flu control, said, “Of eight samples, one has tested positive and the reports of three are yet to be received.” She said that four samples turned out to be negative.s The official stated that health of the swine flu patient was improving. Civil Surgeon Dr Hardeep Singh Ghai said, “The deaths of the pregnant women will be reviewed by the district committee. The negative reports have confirmed that they didn’t suffer from swine flu.” The civil surgeon said that as per protocol, members of the swine flu patient’s family and others who had contact with her during the last few days, are being given medicines as a precautionary measure. He said the department was keeping a vigil on the scenario. “Residents should not panic. They should take ample precautions. One should avoid going to crowded places. Mouth should be covered while going out,” he said, adding that swine flu symptoms are same as that of other flu, but more severe. Patients battle chill as window glasses broken at GMC hospital Attendants hang bed sheets and cardboards to cover broken windows Famous Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan (centre) and choreographer Remo D'Souza (left) at the Golden Temple. TRIBUNE PHOTO Youth dies in road mishap Amritsar, January 22 A motorcyclist died in road accident near Khalchiyan here on Monday. The victim has been identified as Sahilpreet Singh (18), a resident of Allowal. Kawaljeet Singh, father of the deceased, stated in his complaint to Khilchiyan police station that his son left the house around 7.50 am on his motorcycle for some work. Near Chandan Palace at Fathuwal, the deceased’s bike hit an unidentified vehicle parked on the road. Soon after the accident, the driver fled from the spot along with the vehicle. Sahilpreet Singh sustained serious injuries on head and other body parts. He was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead. No arrest has been made. — TNS Couple thrashed at police station; inquiry marked Tribune News Service ACCUSATION Amritsar, January 22 A young couple on Tuesday accused the police of thrashing them at Cantonment police station. They said the incident took place on January 19. Complainant Yadha, a law student at Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), has submitted a written complaint to higher police authorities for action against the “errants”. According to her, she, along with her husband Gurnor Singh Baweja, had reported to the police a “misconduct” of her relative. Gurnor, too, is a law student at the GNDU. She mentioned that cops, Yadha, a law student at Guru Nanak Dev University, has accused male cops of manhandling her at Cantonment police station. after thrashing them, snatched their belongings. She also alleged that no woman cop was present when she was manhandled by male cops at Cantonment police station. “After registering my complaint at 181 helpline, a group of policemen reached the spot. They started hurling abuses and misbehaving with me. They ordered me and my uncle to accompany them to record our statements,” she said. “Instead of registering a complaint, my husband and I were confined in a room. They also took away his wallet,” she added. Gurnor Singh Baweja said, “They misbehaved and assaulted my wife as they grabbed her by hair before slapping her. As I protested, they started thrashing me as well. We kept asking them about our fault. Cantonment SHO Sanjeev Kumar refused to comment. DCP (Law and order) Amrik Singh Powar said, “I have marked an inquiry to ACP (West) Vishaljit Singh. Things will be cleared after an inquiry.” Biker charred to death in Hotel owners were found taking up illegal construction Tarn Taran Four buildings sealed in city Broken window glasses at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Amritsar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 22 With the intense cold wave gripping the city after the recent spell of showers, the patients admitted to various wards of Government Medical College hospital are troubled due to the broken window glasses. A visit to the hospital revealed that attendants had to make makeshift arrangements, such as pasting newspapers, hanging bed sheets and cardboards on broken window glasses, to prevent themselves from cold. Patients and their attendants complained that such makeshift arrangements were insufficient to prevent themselves from the chill. Patients said they had to use extra covers to keep them warm. “No matter how many quilts or blankets you use, but it you are lying in the open these are of no comfort,” said a patient who did not want his name published. The authorities concerend should have fixed the broken windows so that patients and their attendants could feel comfortable. They said that they were at the receiving end since the beginning Cardboard sheets placed at broken windows of the hospital. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR of the rain. Further, as the wards are large in size and don’t have doors on the side of the corridors, the cold is felt more here than in small rooms. The patients said that the hospital authorities must look into the problems being faced by them. Meanwhile, hospital’s Medical Superintendent Dr Surinder Pal said that repair work at the hospital was taken up in routine. “The work is under way. We will expedite the work and complete it on priority,” he added. work ❝Repairtakenat the hospital is up in routine. The work is under way. We will expedite the work and complete it on priority. ❞ Dr Surinder Pal, MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT c m y b Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Amritsar, January 22 After getting the High Court flak over illegal hotels inside the walled city, the Municipal Town Planning wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) sealed four under-construction hotel buildings in the walled city here on Tuesday. Separate teams, led by the assistant town planners, visited around 15 hotels and sealed those buildings where construction had been going on. A team sealed two hotels at Shera Wala Gate and near Jallianwala Bagh. MC employees stopped illegal construction at Bhushanpura and sealed another hotel hear Mahan Singh Gate. Assistant Town Planner Jagdev Singh stated that the drive would continue and no one would be allowed to construct buildings in the walled city. It is worth mentioning here that the Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) had on January 15 instructed the special investigating team (SIT), the Municipal Corporation (MC) Commissioner and the Municipal Town Planner to take action over the illegal construction of hotels in the walled city or show cause for not taking appropriate action. Tarn Taran, January 22 A motorcyclist lost his life in a road mishap near Buraj village, 35 km from here, on Tuesday evening. The bike had a collision with a truck following which fire broke out in both the vehicles, burning the biker to death. The deceased is yet to be identified. A police party, headed by Sub-Inspector Devinder Kumar, Station House Officer (SHO) of Sarai Amanat Khan police station, reached the spot after getting the information. The police said the motorcyclist was coming from Chabal side when it collided with the truck, coming from Attari side. The bike caught fire in no time due to which the truck too caught fire. The injured man couldn’t save himself as the flames claimed his life. The bike as well as the truck were burnt completely. The police said a fire brigade was called to the spot, but fire had already inflict the damage by then. Passersby gathered at the spot and tried to rescue the victim, but the raging fire didn’t let them do so. The police said efforts were being made to ascertain the identity of the deceased. A team of the town planning staff seals an under-construction building in Amritsar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Now, the MC has to submit the status report on the next hearing on April 11. The officials said punitive action would continue against the errants.
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