25022019-ATR-01.qxd 2/24/2019 10:38 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE PITIABLE LOHARKA ROAD GIVES COMMUTERS BUMPY RIDE The Loharka road has countless potholes due to which the situation worsens during rainy days. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF TWO ARRESTED WITH PISTOL Amritsar: Anti-narcotic staff of the police arrested two youths for possessing a country-made pistol and four rounds. They were identified as Karan, alias Chini, of Amrik Singh Nagar and Sajan Masih of Chamrang Nagar. Baldev Singh, investigating officer, said that acting on a specific input, the police arrested the duo with a .32 bore country-made pistol and four live cartridges. Preliminary probe revealed that they were looking for clients to sell the same. They were produced in a court and brought on a one-day police remand. Further investigation is under way. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~71.99 DIESEL ~65.80 WHAT’S ON AMRITSAR MEETING: Members of several industrial and traders’ associations to hold a meeting with Punjab Power Regulatory Board chairman Kusumjit Sidhu at 2.30 pm. PAGE 2 PAGE 3 NO MORE NUDE SCENES PLEASE: KEIRA KNIGHTLEY The actress says she will no longer strip off on screen because she is a mother in her thirties. MAX 21°C | MIN 6°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:25 PM MONDAY | 25 FEBRUARY 2019 | AMRITSAR Marriage palaces break seals, civic body seeks police action Fare of metro bus service revised Situated close to ammo depot, these were sealed a day before Amritsar, February 24 Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) authorities have revised the bus fare that will come into effect from April. Till then, the service is free for everyone. For travelling 0 to 3 km, passengers will have to pay Rs 5. For 3 to 6 km, it will cost Rs 10. The passengers travelling 6 to 12 km on metro buses will have to shell out Rs 15 while traveling 12 to 18 km will cost Rs 15. For 18 km and above, it will cost Rs 25. Till April, the metro bus service is free. Before boarding a bus, passengers are required to take ticket from the station that costs them nothing. Earlier, the lowest fare had been set at Rs 10 for 0 to 3 km. For travelling just 300 m from SSSS Chowk to Novelty Chowk, one would have to shell out Rs 10 under the previous tariff. After 12 km, the passengers were required to pay Rs 1 for every kilometre. Employees at the ticket Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 24 Not caring two hoots, owners of all the marriage palaces, which were sealed by the Municipal Corporation (MC) a day before, broke the seals and hosted marriage functions on Sunday. MC officials claimed that they got conducted a videography of the ongoing functions to keep it as a proof on the basis of which police cases would be registered against the errants. Municipal Town Planner Iqbalpreet Singh Randhawa said, “We found that the owners of the marriage palaces broke the seals soon after the MC action. Today, we conducted a videogrpahy of the violation. We will file police complaints and get register cases against them.” It is worth mentioning here that the town planning wing had sealed four marriage The MC got videography of the celebrations done at the sealed marriage palaces. FILE PHOTO palaces, said to be constructed in violation of rules near the ammunition depot at Vallah, Verka bypass. The action was taken late on Friday evening. On February 20, a major fire had broke out in one of the palaces. Showing no concern to the safety of public, the marriage palace owners constructed large halls and concrete establishments within 300 metre area of of the ammuni- tion depot of the Army. The guests at the marriage palaces often use fireworks. Municipal Town Planner IPS Randhawa said, “The Army has the power to demolish these establishments.” Participants at the mini marathon; and (below) MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla (left) and MLA Sunil Dutti (centre) clean the site on Sunday. VISHAL KUMAR 5,000 take part in mini marathon Vishnu Vir Singh, Seema Devi top in men’s and women’s categories Tribune News Service jeet Singh Aujla and MLA Sunil Dutti to call upon participants to take care of cleanliness around. Officials of the LIC, one of the organisers of the event, also requested the participants regarding the same. However, they did not pay heed. Later, MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla and MLA Sunil Dutti picked up the litter, giving a message on cleanliness. Specially abled students of Pehal school also took part in the marathon. Brand ambassador of the marathon, Brig Harcharan Singh (retired), ASCL CEO Komal Mittal, Harinder Singh, Senior Division Manager, LIC, Additional Deputy Commissioner Himanshu Aggarwal and other officials of the district administration participated. c m y b Tarn Taran, February 24 Jarnail Singh (50) of Valtoha lost his life in a road mishap near the district administrative complex on the national highway on Sunday. His son Gurbir Singh (24) sustained severe injuries. The incident occurred when their bike (PB46G2474) was hit by a “speeding” car (PB46Q1330) from the rear side. ASI Balbir Singh, investigating officer, said a case under Sections 304-A, 279, 427, 337 and 338 of the Indian Penal Code was registered by the local Sadar police against the driver of the car, Manjinder Singh of Amarkot. The driver fled after the mishap, the ASI said. Gurbir Singh has been admitted to a private hospital. He is stated to be out of danger. — OC PAGE 4 Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies is now gearing up to create more content for Netflix, international streaming giant. SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:02 AM 1 dies in mishap Amritsar, February 24 Thousands of youth took part in the Amritsar mini marathon – 10K — organised by Amritsar Smart City Limited (ASCL) here on Sunday. Vishnu Vir Singh of Kapurthala won the event, Jatinder Singh was the first runner-up and Dhrupad Kumar was the second runner-up. In the eve’s category, Seema Devi stood first, Jyoti second and Amandeep Kaur ranked third. The first three rankers in both categories got Rs 11,000, Rs 5,100 and Rs 3,100, respectively. The marathon commenced at 6:30 am. People in large numbers, especially youngsters from all walks of life from across the state, took part in it. Nodal officer Rajiv Sekhri said about 5,000 people participated in the event. Meanwhile, an unpleasant situation arose when participants started littering the place with leftovers of kinnows, banana and other eatables which were served there. It prompted MP Gur- SHAHRUKH KHAN ALL SET TO PRODUCE FILM FOR WEB Tribune News Service ❝We have revised the fare. Now, passengers are getting ticket under the new slab. It has been recommended by the Urban Mass Transit Company. ❞ INDERJEET SINGH CHAWLA, Chief Executive Officer, Metro Bus Service window said the old rates made passengers worried as they thought that their daily journey would prove costly after April. “Now, passengers will get an idea of the money they will be required to spend after April 30,” said a staff member. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Inderjeet Singh Chawla said, “We have revised the fare. Now, passengers are getting ticket under the new slab. It has been recommended by the Urban Mass Transit Company. These fares are less than that of the BRTS service Ahmadabad, Surat and Jaipur and equal to Bhopal Indore and Pune.” Wife accused of ‘killing’ man Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 24 A youth, identified as Kamaljit Singh (32), was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Prem Nagar in Kot Khalsa here on Sunday evening. His family members have accused his wife of killing him. Kanwaljit Singh, brother of the deceased, alleged that his brother had a dispute with his wife who “poisoned him to death”. The police took the body for postmortem examination. Police authorities said further investigation was under way. The complainant said his brother, an air conditioner mechanic, was married around three years ago and had a daughter. However, the couple did not enjoy cordial relations as quarrels arose most often. “I left for my job today. After sometime, I got a call regarding his death. Upon reaching the house, his wife informed me that he hanged himself to end his life whereas there was no sign of hanging on the ceiling fan. She claimed that she removed the body from the ceiling on her own,” he added. Owner booked for cattle death Polybags have been found in carcass of eight cattle PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 24 A week after eight cows, including a calf and two oxen, were found dead in Hathi Gate and Dasehra near Durgiana Temple, the police have booked the cattle owner under relevant sections of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. An investigation revealed that Surinder Kumar did not have any shelter for keeping the herd and used to keep them in the open. He served them chemically ripened rotten papaya that he had been getting for free. He used to leave the animals to feed on garbage in the congested lanes and near Lohgarh veg- etable market, the police said. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) JS Walia said that during autopsy, doctors found a huge quantity of polythene bags, Chinese string besides traces of calcium carbide (used for chemically ripening fruits) in the bodies of the cattle. Though the final viscera reports are yet to come, it clearly hints at the careless attitude of the owner, he said. “The doctors were baffled over finding such a huge quantity of polythene from the stomach of the cows. Each cow had over 15 kg of polythene bag and entangled bunches of Chinese string,” said the ADCP . The police mull to take up the matter with the Municipal Corporation as dairies are banned inside the MC limits. Herd of milch animals near the Durgiana Temple is a common sight. Among the usual practices of the cattle owners is freeing the animals in the evening hours to let them feed on the organic waste in the Lohgarh vegetable market or the garbage dumps. Thus, along with organic waste the animals end up consuming polythene bags as well. “We are going to take up the matter with MC authorities about this. The dairy owners should follow certain mandatory norms before running the dairy,” he added.
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