11032019-ATR-01.qxd 3/11/2019 12:28 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE TARN TARAN PARK TO BE TURNED INTO PARKING LOT Created 20 years ago, the Shaheed Udham Singh Park has suffered negligence since then. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MAN DIES IN ROAD MISHAP Amritsar: Major Singh, a local resident, lost his life when an unknown vehicle hit him near Gumtala bypass here on Saturday evening. Kartar Singh, brother of the deceased, stated to the Ranjit Avenue police that his brother Major Singh was coming towards Gumtala bypass on foot when a rashly driven car came from Fatehgarh Churian and hit him. Major Singh received critical injuries. He was taken to a private hospital where he succumbed during treatment. The police have registered a case under Section 304-A of the IPC against the unknown car driver. TNS REMOVE POLITICAL HOARDINGS: DC Amritsar: District Electoral Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Shivdular Singh Dhillon on Sunday stated that the election code of conducted had been imposed with the announcement of general elections. He said the necessary arrangements had been made to conduct the elections. He instructed the officials concerned to remove the hoardings of political parties and conduct checking of vehicles. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.57 DIESEL ~68.95 PAGE 2 AKASH AMBANI TIES THE KNOT WITH SHLOKA MEHTA PAGE 3 KRITIKA KAMRA MAKES A COMEBACK ON SMALL SCREEN From former UK PM Tony Blair to the Birlas, all roads led to Akash Ambani’s wedding celebrations on Saturday. MAX 23°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24°C | MIN 6°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:35 PM PAGE 4 Kritika Kamra, better known by the names of her characters like Aarohi or Chandrakanta, is all set to return to TV. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:45 AM Police enhance night vigil MONDAY | 11 MARCH 2019 | AMRITSAR Policemen assaulted, Cops missing at checkpoints, Police Commissioner issues warning two arrested Tribune News Service Minister lays ROB foundation stone PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 10 Keeping in view the tension at the Indo-Pakistan international border following the Balakote air strikes, the city police have been on their toes for instilling a sense of security and safety among the residents. Checkpoints are being installed daily in different bazaars, chowks, religious, historic and major tourist destinations. Police Commissioner SS Srivastava held a meeting with senior police officials and directed them to be on roads till late evening and conduct checking in order to thwart any untoward incident. The intelligence wing has also been asked to remain vigilant and keep an eye on the movement of unscrupulous elements. The police have asked the hotels, inns and sarais to keep a record of the visitors besides installing high definition close circuit cameras inside and outside their premises. “We have started night domination. Police teams, along with senior officials, will remain on roads in the night hours as it will instill a sense of fear among the unscrupulous elements Police officials at a checkpoint in Amritsar on Saturday night. TRIBUNE PHOTO domination. Police ❝We have started night will remain on roadsteams, night along with senior officials, in the hours as it will instill a sense of fear among the unscrupulous elements besides assuring the residents that the police are there for their security and safety. ❞ SS Srivastava, POLICE COMMISSIONER besides assuring the residents that the police are there for their security and safety,” he said. On Saturday evening, he visited several nakas (checkpoints) and issued warning to those cops who were found missing from their duty points. Any laxity would not be tolerated, he said. He also shared a cup of tea with officials and cops performing their duties at nakas in order to boost their morale. Among others who inspected the checkpoints were DCPs Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, Bhupinder Singh, Jagmohan Singh, ADCPs JS Walia, Lakhbir Singh, Sartaj Chahal, Sandeep Kumar, Dilbagh Singh and ACP-rank officials. At divinity’s service Amritsar, March 10 A police team, headed by Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Amanjit Singh, was allegedly manhandled by the occupants of a car who were intercepted by a police team at a checkpoint near Udoke village. The police have booked Sarabjit Singh and his brother Akashdeep Singh of Fatehgarh Churian village. Both have been arrested. Amanjit Singh said he was present at the checkpoint at Udoke village when his team intercepted a metallic silver Innova car bearing registration number PB-11BC-6300. He said the occupants of the car misbehaved with them. They had a scuffle with the police team due to which the uniform of a cop was torn and turban of another cop was tossed. A case under Sections 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to public servant), 353 (assaulting public servant while discharging his duties), 186 (obstructing public servant from discharging his duties), 295 (insulting religious faith) and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against them at Mattewal police station. Amritsar, March 10 Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu laid the foundation stone of the railway overbridge (ROB) on the 22 number railway crossing here on Sunday. Talking to mediapersons, he lashed out at his political opponents for “unnecessarily creating a controversy out of his approach on peace” with the neighbours. Earlier, he had laid foundation of railway overbridges at Vallah railway crossing and extension of Bhandari ROB on Saturday. He said these ROBs would offer respite to commuters from the growing traffic. Their mobilising time would be reduced which would bring efficiency to their lives and would curtain carbon emission. Navjot Singh Sidhu, along with MLA Raj Kumar Verka (left), addresses mediapersons on Sunday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Poll buzz raises the pitch for electing right candidate Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 10 With the Election Commission announcing the schedule of the general elections, city residents are enthusiastic as they feel that it is the time to make people understand the need to vote for right candidates and reject those facing corruption and other criminal cases. Harbahjan Singh a senior citizen, said, “The announcement was much awaited. I will go by the candidate, not by any political party. The Election Commission should take strict action against those who violate the code of conduct.” Jupinderpal Singh, a first time voter, said, “I have recently enrolled myself for Devotees perform 'kar seva' to clean the Durgiana Temple sarovar in Amritsar on Sunday. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR voter card. I am excited to cast my vote. I will make my mind after the announcement of candidates. I will vote for development, employment and transparent system.” Rawel Singh Johal, a farmer from Thatha village, said, “Genuine concerns appear to have taken a back seat as political parties are more concerned about waging war against Pakistan. Farmers are worried about survival. Leaders are expected keep on focusing on attention-grabbing issues, which are irrelevant to a person worried about his survival.” Raghav Bhardwaj, a local youth, said people should exercise their franchise to choose a government that works for the betterment of society with a special focus on employment opportunities for the youth. The society has been facing many challanges in various sectors, including agriculture, as farmers are committing suicide due to decreasing farm income and rising debts.” Degrading environment is another major concern. “I appeal to every resident of the country to use their right to choose the government which they think will work for all round development of the country,” he said. Sangeeta Singh, Principal, Delhi Public School, said, “Hopefully, the exam results will be declared prior to elections. The new session will be commenced as usual. It is a good poll schedule.” Woman hurt as BRTS bench slab falls on her Historical places which can add to city’s tourism potential Amritsar, March 10 A woman sustained a critical leg injury after a concrete bench slab fell at the metro bus station, elevated road, here on Sunday. The victim has been identified as Palwinder Kaur, a resident of Pultigarh. The fellow passenger rescued the woman and rushed her to a hospital nearby. The incident has raised questions on the infrastructure of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) as it has been completed and inaugurated just a month ago. JS Sodhi, Executive Engineer, PWD, said, “The slab fell off as it got imbalance. It was perfectly wielded with its base. People were seated more than the bench’s capacity. We have instructed our staff to check the benches and make the required arrangements.” — TNS Amritsar, March 10 The city, which attracts tourists from across the globe to the Golden Temple, has a number of destinations that visitors can find interesting. Residents feel that a little has been done to publicise other places of historical importance, which have the potential to draw more tourists and result in prologing their stay in the city. Such destinations include museums and residences of ace Punjabi writers. A city resident, Naresh Johar, says the city of Golden Temple has a plenty of sightseeing places for those interested in Sikh history and Punjabi language. Established in 1930, the centre has documents available in languages, such as Urdu, Persian and Sanskrit, besides over 6,000 books, old newspapers and magazines. The centre was recently shifted to a separate building, which is nearing completion. Tribune News Service Khalsa College’s Sikh History Research Centre Khalsa College’s Sikh History Research Centre is a Students at the museum on Sikh history at Khalsa College in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO museum depicting the rich Sikh history in rare photographs, paintings and important documents. These include photographs of heroes of the two World Wars, pictures of gurdwaras in Pakistan clicked in the 19th century and paintings of Sikh warriors, such as Hari Singh c m y b Nalwa. The museum displaying documents of historical importance, weapons, coins and artefacts is also being upgraded at the centre. Bhushan bestowed on him for his contribution to literature, extracts from his writings adorn the wall, his spectacles, wallet, slippers, cot and other items are kept in various rooms. Bhai Veer Singh Museum Neeraj Bagga Born in 1899 in Verka, near Amritsar, Padma Shri SG Thakar Singh, a landscape artist, founded the Thakar Singh School of Arts that was turned into an art gallery later. A collection of his work, some of which are a century old, are displayed in a separate room dedicated to his art work. The academy shells out a few lakh rupees on the restoration work after regular intervals to ensure that his creative legacy remains preserved. The Bhai Vir Singh Museumcum-library is keeping alive memories of the all-time great Punjabi littérateur. The residence of the poet, who was born here on December 5, 1872, was converted into a memorial long ago. The house, spread over four acres, has preserved most of his belongings as it is being managed by a local committee on behalf of New Delhi-based Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan. His living room showcases a huge portrait of the writer, along with the Padma SG Thakur Singh Art Gallery Punjab Naatshala Over 20-year-old Punjab Naatshala beckons theatre artists and audience. It established itself as performing art space while keeping the focus on promotion of theatre. Besides, the State Bank of India (SBI) has established a museum at its main branch in Town Hall. Another museum has been opened by an educationist, Dev Dard. He has kept old coins and archaeological items at display at his house and his privately established school in Islamabad. When contacted, District Tourism Officer Gursharan Singh said, “The Tourism Department can certainly add to its list of tourism sites the museums and other places of interest which are being run by societies and individuals in the holy city. The suggestion will be forwarded to the head office.”
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