27022019-ATR-01.qxd 2/27/2019 12:38 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE CITIZEN FACILITATION CENTRE INAUGURATED BY MAYOR Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu inaugurates a citizen facilitation centre at Guru Nanak Bhawan. FORECAST SUNNY INBRIEF MAN HELD WITH STOLEN TRACTOR PAGE 2 MY CHARACTER IN TAKHT SOCIALLY RELEVANT: KAREENA Amritsar: The state Education Department has instructed the schools receiving rice and wheat for the mid-day meal scheme to ensure the storage of grains in drums on their premises. The department has taken the step after it received reports of schools procuring wheat directly from flour mills and not storing grains on their premises. Mangal Singh Tanda, convener, Government Teaching Union, said, “Generally, schools give grains to flour mills to procure these later on. At times, the grains can get spoiled due to some reason. Hence, the decision has been taken by the department.”TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.16 DIESEL ~66.35 DALLJIET TO BE LEAD FACE OF ZEE TV’S DIVYA SHAKTI Kareena Kapoor to undergo dialect training for her historical period drama Takht, based in the Mughal era. MAX 21°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 19°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:26 PM PAGE 4 Dalljiet, a household popular face with viewers, to be lead face of Zee TV’s Divya Shakti as Goddess Parvati. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:59 AM WEDNESDAY | 27 FEBRUARY 2019 | AMRITSAR Residents give thumbs up to airstrikes carried out by IAF High on josh Tarn Taran: The police arrested a person with a stolen tractor on Monday. The accused has been identified as Kewal Singh of Bahadur Nagar. A case Section 379 of the IPC has been registered against him at the Patti Sadar police station. However, a tractor was stolen from Dhotian village, 12 km from here, a week ago. Kulwinder Singh of Dhotian village stated to the police that he had hired the tractor (PB-46Z-8469) from his relative. Kulwinder said he had parked it outside his residence on February 19 night, but in the next morning, he saw that it tractor was missing from its place. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered in this regard. OC GUIDELINES ON STORING GRAINS PAGE 3 Some take to social media to express their feelings Divya Sharma Tribune News Service BJP workers wave the National Flag and celebrate the airstrikes carried out by the Indian Air Force across the LOC in Pakistan, in Amritsar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Move to directly recruit medical faculty opposed Amritsar, February 26 The medical fraternity at Government Medical College here has openly opposed the government’s move to directly recruit the faculty. Members of the Punjab State Medical and Dental Teachers’ Association have called a general body meeting on the issue on Wednesday. Dr Mridu Gupta, president of the association, said, “The faculty is unanimously against the move as it will harm their interests.” Faculty members said an assistant professor at a private college was promoted to the lev- el of associate professor on completion of four years of service and then to the level of professor with in another three years. However, at Government Medical Colleges, due to delay in holding meetings of departmental promotion committee (DPC), an associate professor may have to wait for 8-9 years to become an associate professor. A senior faculty member, Dr Rakesh Sharma, from the surgery department said, “Direct recruitment should be made only at the entry level of an assistant professor only. The same on senior positions will harm the interests of those who have spent decades in the service.” He also suggested regular DPC meetings. The faculty members said in 10 years, direct recruitment has been made at least three times and each time, people with less working experience from private medical colleges managed to get senior positions. Issue such as time-bound promotions, age of retirement, pay commission and pending dearness allowance arrears are likely to be discussed at the general body meeting.— TNS Amritsar, February 26 City residents hailed the airstrikes carried out by the Indian Air Force (IAF) across the Line of Control on Tuesday. The airstrikes were carried out in retaliation to the militant attack that left 40 CRPF personnel martyred on February 14 in Pulwama. A number of people celebrated the bravery of the Indian Air Force and some of them took to social media to express their feelings. Hailing the move, former Cabinet minister Anil Joshi joined the celebrations with BJP-SAD workers at the war memorial. BJP senior leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina also praised the pilots of the Indian Air Force for successfully carrying out the airstrikes on terror camps of Jaesh-e-Mohammad (JeM). Chhina hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and termed him a courageous leader. He said the Prime Minister gave free hands to security forces to deal with the situation and ensure safety of the nation. Indu Arora, a social activist, said, “The airstrikes were carried out quietly and there is no point in hyping these. Talks are the only solution, not violence.” Samiksha Narula, a Visitors celebrate after the Indian Air Force carried out airstrikes in Pakistan, at the Attari-Wagah border on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR ❝ The airstrikes were carried out quietly by the IAD and there is no point in hyping these. Talks are the only solution, not violence. ❞ ❝ It is not a playground. If they kill our men, the armed forces will kill more to take revenge. However, our state cannot afford instability. ❞ Indu Arora, SOCIAL ACTIVIST Yashrpeet Kaur, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR radio jockey, said, “It was much required. It has sent a strong message from our side.” Yashrpeet Kaur, associate professor at the Khalsa College of Nursing, said, “It is not a playground. If they kill our men, the armed forces will kill more to take revenge. However, our state cannot afford instability.” Manroop Chawla, a student, said, “This is an act of heroism and bravery. They went ahead and attacked 15 commercial establishments sealed Four booked for stealing oil five shops on Maqbool Road, two shops on Gopal Mandir Road and three shops on Majitha Road. civic body employees also sealed a liquor vend on Majitha Road. With the efforts of property tax wing officials and employees, the Municipal Corporation has collected ~19.50 crore from the property tax till date. However, they are far away from the target of the fiscal year. Pardeep Rajput, nodal officer, property tax wing, said, “After sealing shops, some of traders immediately pay the pending tax. We are recovering a good amount every day. The sealing drive will continue. We urge the residents and traders to pay the property tax to avoid sealing.” PROPERTY TAX Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 26 The property tax wing of the Municipal Corporation on Tuesday sealed 15 commercial establishments of tax defaulters in the city. During the ongoing sealing drive, the Municipal Corporation has sealed more than 36 commercial establishments for recovering the property tax. On Tuesday, various teams of the property tax wing sealed three shops at C Block of Ranjeet Avenue, two shops in Green Avenue Market, MC staff seal a shop in Amritsar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO from electric transformers Cops seize five cans containing 250 litres of oil Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 26 The city police on Monday booked four unidentified persons for allegedly stealing oil from electric transformers. The accused were booked when they were going to sell the oil in the market. A police team intercepted them near Company Bagh, but they managed to give the cops the slip. ASI Rajesh Kumar from the Civil Lines Police Station said he, along with a police team, was patrolling on Madan Mohan Malvia Road. The ASI said they had laid a naka outside Company Bagh and were checking vehicles. “We spotted an auto-rickshaw that was coming from the SSSS Chowk side. After seeing the cops, it had stopped a few meters away from the naka. We noticed their movement as the persons sitting inside it started turning the rickshaw in the opposite direction. On suspicion, we chased the auto-rickshaw,” he said. The ASI added that after observing the risk, the four unidentified persons came out of the auto before switch- ing off the engine and fled away, leaving the auto-rickshaw behind. While checking the autorickshaw, the police seized five cans containing 250 litres of oil stolen from electric transformers. A case under Section 379 and 411 of the IPC has been registered against the unidentified persons. Police officer Rajesh Kumar said, “We have impounded the auto-rickshaw and the stolen oil. An investigation is going on and we will arrest the accused at the earliest.” the JeM base. ” Gunbir Singh, president, Dilbir Foundation, said, “Neighbours are never chosen and are the best as amenable friends. However, a troublesome neighbour must be shown its place in case it takes you for granted or becomes a constant irritant. A thousand-cut strategy has gone on undeterred for too long and actions must have adequate consequences. The air strikes were imperative and executed to perfection. The entire nation rallies behind the action.” Tourist loses handbag to snatcher Amritsar, February 26 An unidentified miscreant targeted a tourist and snatched her handbag containing ~60,000 near Bharawan Da Dahba here on Monday. The victim, Nayana Ajmera, stated to the police in her complaint that she was going to Kesar Da Dhaba in the late evening and when she reached near Chowk Katra Jaimal Singh, an unidentified person snatched her hand bag containing ~60,0000, Aadhaar card, PAN card, mobile phone and fled away. SI Arjun Singh said a case under Section 379-B of the IPC had been registered in this regard. — TNS Seminar dwells on Partition Ensure balanced diet for animals, say experts Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 26 The Department of History, Travel and Tourism of DAV College organised a one-day international seminar on ‘Partition 1947: Voices of the People’ in collaboration with Partition Archive 1947, University of California, Berkeley. Dr Guneeta Bhalla, who is the founder and director of the 1947 Partition Archive at the University of California, was the chief guest at the seminar. She said Partition Archives was an oral history programme with a purpose to EYEWITNESSES SHARE EXPERIENCE OF 1947 Two eyewitnesses of the events that took place during the Partition - Dr Lakhanpal and Advocate Sudarshan Kapoor - shared their personal experiences related to the Partition with the audience. conduct interviews of the people who witnessed the Partition. Dr SS Sohal from Guru Nanak Dev University was the keynote speaker of the seminar. Two eyewitnesses of the events that took place during the Partition were presented in the seminar. The witnesses, Dr Lakhanpal and Advo- cate Sudarshan Kapoor, were the guest of honours. They shared their personal experiences related to the Partition with the audience. Principal Dr Rajesh Kumar welcomed all guests and dignitaries who came to attend the seminar from different institutions and universities. Historians Dr Joginder Singh, Dr Raj Kumar Hans, Dr Bhupinder Singh (DEO) , Dr Amandeep Bal, Dr Baljit Singh, Dr Manjinder Singh, Prof Munish Singh, Prof Babusha presented their papers and discussed different aspects related to the theme of the seminar. Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 26 The 16th annual convention of the Indian Society for Advancement of Canine Practice (ISACP) and a national symposium on 'Exploring New Horizons in Canine Practice and Welfare' begin at the Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences here on Tuesday Veterinary scientists and researchers appreciated the rising trend of keeping pet dogs in society, but warned that people must take care of a balanced diet of animals. They stressed that every breed had different food c m y b Guests of honour during the 16th annual convention of the Indian Society for Advancement of Canine Practice and a national symposium in Amritsar on Tuesday. VISHAL KUMAR requirements and awareness must be created to choose the food reasonably by pet lovers to keep them healthy. Veterinary scientists, including vice-chancellors from various vet universities from all over the country, are participating in the convention. Experts focused on animal health, treatment and care. The inaugural function was presided over by Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC) honorary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, whereas Prof PD Juyal, Vice-Chancellor, NDVSU, Jabalpur; Prof C Balchandran, Vice-Chancellor, TANUVAS, Chennai; and Prof NP Dakshinkar, ViceChancellor, CGKDU, Durg; were the guests of honour. They all were welcomed by Principal SS Sidhu. He said, "More than 200 del- egates are taking part in the convention. Papers on keeping pets, their care and health are being presented. Besides, challenges of small and marginal farmers will be discussed.” The ISACP's report was delivered by Prof AK Srivastava, secretary general, ISACP, followed by the distribution of ISACP awards. He congratulated the college for organising the convention. He said,“The canine practice is gaining importance in the recent years, which comes with greater responsibility of veterinarians in terms of skilled services.”
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