10032019-ATR-01.qxd 3/10/2019 12:15 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE CITY TO BE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HUB SOON: MALIK PAGE 2 Construction work of IT Park to be complete by May; 30,000 to get employment. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY I LIKE TO CELEBRATE LIFE, SAYS RAKEYSH OMPRAKASH MEHRA Filmmaker says as opposed to what the title of Mere Pyare Prime Minister says, the movie is on women’s safety. MAX 24°C | MIN 6°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 11°C 35 get civic body job on compassionate grounds Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu (black jacket) with the beneficiaries on Saturday. PHOTO. SUNIL KUMAR Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 9 Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu gave joining letters to 35 dependents of the MC employees on compassionate grounds on Saturday. There are around 70 dependents who have sought job from the civic body. The Mayor said that the documentation of the dependents was completed. INBRIEF Before the imposition of election code of conducted, we have delivered them appointment letters. The remaining cases will be cleared on priority. Apart from this, Mayor inaugurated 18 smart bins and 10 bottle-crushing machines. Both projects will cost Rs 4 crore. Meanwhile, the MC has also inaugurated several projects worth Rs 60 crore PAGE 3 under the Central Government’s scheme — Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). The MC will install 11 overhead water tanks, 17 tubewells, and 250 km water supply pipe line in the city with an investment of Rs 53 crore. Rintu also flagged off garbage lifting vehicles and inaugurated door to door garbage lifting in the walled city. SUNSET SUNDAY 6:35 PM FIVE BOOKED FOR FIRING Tarn Taran: Five unidentified persons have been booked in connection with a a firing incident that took place five days ago in Kakka Kandiala village, six km from here. The police said the case was registered on the complaint of Talwinder Singh of the village. He said they fired at his house. They fled when his neighbours came out. Sections 336, 148, 149 of the IPC, and 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act have been slapped. OC Math fever snuffs out teen life Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 9 In a shocking incident, a 14year-old schoolgirl, identified as Pawanpreet Kaur, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in old cantonment area here on Saturday evening. She was perturbed as she couldn’t do well in her mathematics exam. She studied in a reputed school, located on main GT road. Her father Kuldeep Singh is an Army head constable. Sukhjinder Singh, SHO, Cantonment police station, said action had been initiated under criminal procedure code and further investigation was under way. He said the body of the deceased would be handed over to the family after postmorten examination on Sunday. LokAdalatsettles199cases Amritsar, March 9 The Legal Services Authority held a Lok Adalat at the local labor court which was presided over by Additional Sessions Judge Sunita Kumari Sharma here on Saturday. She said 199 cases were settled wherein compensa- FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.72 DIESEL ~68.98 WHAT’S ON AMRITSAR SEMINAR: The Folklore Research Academy (Regiment), Amritsar, to hold a seminar at 11 am to mark the International Women’s Day at Virsa Vihar. Renovated monuments continue to gather dust Amritsar, March 9 Despite spending crores of rupees on renovation of monuments under the National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) project, most of them are yet to be opened for people. Officials and leaders term the conservation of monuments as their achievement, but they are yet to work on operationalisation of the same which can boost the tourism. The Municipal Corporation (MC) renovated the monuments, including Ram Bagh Deori, Chali Khoo, Old deputy commissioner’s office building, UBDC building, Goal Bagh and Ram Bagh Gate, Panorama and old gates of the walled city. The work on the most of the sites has been almost completed. Ironically, after spending crores of rupees, the heritage buildings remain abandoned. Ram Bagh Deori has been locked. The vendors, who were removed from the site, have again installed their temporary vends. HRIDAY was launched on January 2015 to bring together urban planning, economic growth and heritage conservation. But after the conservation of building, the government has no further plan to open it for the public. Officials say there are several government agencies, but sans coordination. As per get make our ❝A child should notare ❝We have to to meet the disheartened. There children strong PK Jaiswar/Divya Sharma Amritsar, March 9 The district administration on Saturday organised an awareness camp for government employees at Zila Parishad hall in association with GI Rendezvous, an organisation of private medical professionals. During the camp, experts educated the employees about the causes and symptoms of colon cancer. Dr Ravinder Singh Malhotra and Dr Amitabh Jerath also screened a documentary prepared by them on the issue. The doctors gave health tips and exhorted for physical exercise to stay healthy. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shivdular Singh advised people to shun junk food. He said intake of natural food should be preferred. The participants hailed the camp on medical awareness. tions worth Rs 54.13 lakh were announced. Speaking to mediapersons, she said the labourers are highly benefited by Lok Adalats as they could get justice by spending a little money. LSA members Sanjay Kapur and Neelam Sharma, were also present. — TNS Devotees take part in a Kalash Yatra in Amritsar on Saturday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Tribune News Service SUNDAY | 10 MARCH 2019 | AMRITSAR Awareness camp on colon cancer Failure to do well in exam drives 14-year-old girl to hang self Driven by faith Charanjit Singh Teja PAGE 4 Saumya Tandon, on Women’s Day, took to Instagram and shared a very cute picture with her son, Miraan. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:46 AM MURDER OVER DISPUTE Tarn Taran: A man was beaten to death by a goldsmith with the help of his two other friends in Patti, 25 km from here, on Saturday. The deceased, identified as Bikkar Singh (55) of Maniala Jai Singh, had a monetary dispute with the accused, Harjinder Singh Pappu. Bikkar went to the shot of Harjinder Singh Pappu in Patti town with his son Sukhjit Singh this evening where the brawl took place as the goldsmith had to take some money from the deceased. Both had a verbal duel following which the accused called his two unidentified friends. They started thrashing the victim, leaving him dead. A police party from Patti reached the spot for investigation. OC SAUMYA TANDON SHARES PICTURE WITH SON ON INSTAGRAM the announcements by Minister for Local Governments Navjot Singh Sidhu, these monuments have great potential of tourism and government will open these buildings for tourists. When asked, MC Commissioner Sonali Giri said, “We have completed our task by renovating these monuments. The government has other agencies for the promotion of tourism and mange these buildings.” Ram Bagh Deori lies locked even after renovation. VISHAL KUMAR c m y b Snatchers target FRRO inspector Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 9 A woman inspector, attached with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO), was targeted by unidentified snatchers here on Friday evening. The incident occurred near her office in posh Ranjit Avenue when she was leaving for home. The victim, Vijay Lakshami, who hails from Zirakpur, said when she left her office for her home, two unknown motorcycle borne persons came and snatched her purse. She said she had Rs 3,000, a mobile phone, a watch worth Rs 16,000, two ATM cards, drivering licence besides some documents. She could read the bike number partially (PB-02-4647). The Ranjit Avenue police have registered a case under Section 379-B of the IPC. Further investigation is under way. Cops said they would scrutinise the footage of CCTV cameras installed nearby to find clues about the suspects. multiple career options available. Parents should spend time with their wards. There is so much to do in life. ❞ challenges of life. The world does not end if just one door shuts. There are other avenues as well. ❞ Vinodita Sankhyan, PRINCIPAL, Pawanpreet Kaur Upasana Mehra, PRINCIPAL, SENIOR STUDY II SHRI RAM ASHRAM PUBLIC SCHOOL He said Pawanpreet appeared for her maths exam on Saturday. Though she had prepared for it, she couldn’t perform well in the paper. So she was very upset. Her family said she was quiet after the exam and did not talk to anyone after reaching home. When her mother asked about it, she replied that she couldn’t do well in the paper. In the evening, she went to her room and bolted from inside. When she did not come out even after a long time, her family members went to her room and found her hanging, the SHO added. Not only family and friends, educationists too are in shock over the incident as they say that academics isn’t the only tool that shapes career. There are numerous instances, such as great American inventor Thomas Alva Edison and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, wherein education couldn’t hinder their success. Upasana Mehra, Principal, Senior Study II, said, “A child should not get dis- heartened. There are multiple career options available. Parents should spend time with their wards. There is so much to do in life.” According to Vinodita Sankhyan, Principal, Shri Ram Ashram Public School, “We as a society have failed our children. We have to make our children strong to meet the challenges of life. The world does not end if just one door shuts. There are other avenues as well. Be confident of yourself. Live your life to the fullest.” Wanted criminal arrested 1,125 intoxicating tablets, pistol, cartridges seized Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 9 The Amritsar rural police have nabbed a notorious criminal, identified as Rahul, alias Dana, of Sheikhupura Mohalla in Jandiala with intoxicating tablets. During his interrogation, the police also seized a country-made pistol, along with two live bullets. Parampal Singh, SSP Amrit, sar rural, said he was wanted in a number of criminal cases, including those of attempt to murder and robbery. He was held with 1,125 intoxicating tablets from Gaggarbhana village on Friday. Later, during interrogation, a country-made firearm (.32 bore) and two bullets were confiscated. A fresh case of Arms Act has been registered against him. Investigation revealed that another country-made pistol was in the possession of his accomplice Gopi Butari. He is wanted in two instances of attempt to murder in Jandiala Guru and two NDPS cases registered by the Jandiala police. He was still active in drug peddling, said the SSP He remained . associated with Gopi Ghanshampuria gang. He used to loot rich people after conducting recce and making a thorough planning. He said the police managed to solve another robbery case in which a victim was shot at. He was accompanied by Gopi Butari of Rayya, Rishi of Amritsar and Saajan, son of an ex-councillor Shera of Jandiala at the time of the incident. Further investigation is under way and the police are hoping to crack more criminal cases. Raids are on to nab his accomplices, Parampal added.
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