13032019-ATR-01.qxd 3/13/2019 12:32 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE PARENTS RESENT EXAM CENTRES IN REMOTE AREAS PAGE 2 Punjab School Education Board has set up Class X, XII centres against parameters. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF SGPC DOLES OUT DA TO EMPLOYEES Amritsar: Gobind Singh Longowal has announced six per cent dearness allowance (DA) to the employees across the board during a meeting held at Amritsar today. Besides this, a revision committee that was constituted to revise the new grades of staff members, has almost prepared its report. The proposed budget for the session 2019-2020 would be presented on March 30 at Teja Singh Samundri Hall. Besides this, the supplementary budget for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 would also be presented for approval. TNS UNIDENTIFIED BODY FOUND Tarn Taran: The Government Railway Police (GRP) found the body of an unidentified man from the rail tracks near the Bhagtawalan Railway station on Tuesday. ASI Sukhiminder Singh said the deceased was a migrant and often seen moving around the railway station. The police said the deceased was not hit by the train but died of cold. The police have registered FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.80 DIESEL ~68.95 WHAT’S ON AMRITSAR FLOWER SHOW: Golden Jubilee Basant Bahar Flower Show and national seminar to begin at GNDU from March 13. PAGE 3 PRIYANKA CHOPRA PROUD OF JONAS BROTHERS TRULY ENJOYING MY CHARACTER, SAYS TANU Tarannum Khan, known as Tanu Khan, is currently seen playing the role of Kajal on Star Bharat’s show. Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has given a shout out to her husband Nick Jonas and her brothers-in law MAX 23°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23°C | MIN 09°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:29 PM PAGE 4 SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:34 AM WEDNESDAY | 13 MARCH 2019 | AMRITSAR 14,68,972 voters in district to exercise franchise on May 19 Photo of candidates to be flashed on VVPAT screen for seven minutes POLLING STATIONS ■ There will be 1,601 polling LOK SABHA POLLS 2019 Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 12 As many as 14,68,972 voters, including 7,78,608 male, 6,90,313 female and 51 others, in the district will cast their votes on May 19. As per the Election Commission of India (ECI), notification for the Lok Sabha elections here will be issued on April 22. The last date for filing nomination papers will be April 29, scrutiny of nomination papers will be carried out on April 30 and nomination papers could be withdrawn on May 2, the ballots will be cast on May 19 and their counting will be held on May 23. There will be 1,601 polling stations in the district, including 182 in Ajnala, 213 in Rajasansi, 203 in Majitha, 189 in Amritsar North, 173 in Amritsar West, 139 in Amritsar Central, 153 in Amritsar East, 151 in Amritsar South and 198 in Attari. This time, VVPAT machines will be available with each EVM and electorates will be able to see the picture of the candidate on its screen for seven seconds. stations in the district, including 182 in Ajnala, 213 in Rajasansi, 203 in Majitha, 189 in Amritsar North, 173 in Amritsar West, 139 in Amritsar Central, 153 in Amritsar East, 151 in Amritsar South and 198 in Attari. The last date for filing nomination papers will be April 29,and scrutiny of nomination papers will be carried out on April 30. TOTAL VOTERS 14,68,972 MALE 7,78,608 FEMALE 6,90,313 OTHERS: 51 District Election Officer Shivdular Singh Dhillon said, no party will be allowed to use the religious premises for the election purpose. He called upon the political parties to refrain from putting advertisements on public buildings. He said people could also make use of the c-VIGIL App. Dr Himanshu Aggarwal, Additional District Election Officer, said the NRI voters and the youth, who attained 18 years of age on January 1, could cast their votes by filing form number six (A) and six, respectively, and submit the same to the Election Registeration Officer of their constituency or Booth Level Officers. Political parties briefed on MCC Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 12 District Election Officercum-Deputy Commissioner Shiv Dular Singh Dhillon held a meeting with the representatives of various political parties and apprised them about the procedure to be followed in the process. The elections for the Lok Sabha will be held on May 19 while the votes would be counted on May 23. Addressing the meeting, Dhillon said all the political parties would ensure that the model code of conduct was followed strictly. He said notification for election in state would be issued on April 22. The candidates would be allowed to file papers till April 29. The scrutiny would be done on April 30 and last date to withdraw papers is May2. The Deputy Commissioner said the political parties would not be allowed to indulge in personal mudslinging though they can target each other on ideology. He said use of publicity material on public and religious buildings VIOLATIONS TO BE REPORTED AT 1950 Violations of the model code of conduct can be reported at toll free number 1950 and the officials concerned will have to address the issue in 100 minutes. There has been a ~70 lakh cap on election expenditure for political leaders. is not allowed. He said that violations of the code could be reported at toll free number 1950 and concerned officials would have to address the issue in 100 minutes. He also apprised political leaders of the Rs 70 lakh cap on election expenditure. He added that if an eligible voter has not be registered till date he or she should contact his booth level officer and fill the form so that registration could be done. The meeting was attended by Rajiv Bawa and Hargurjinder Singh Gill of Congress, Deepak Bhatia of Nationalist Congress Party, Baldev Kumar of BJP Gur, deep Singh of BSP Amarjit , Singh of CPI, Jaspal Singh of SAD, Jaideep Sharma of AAP and others. Celebs come calling Despite the model code of conduct, hoardings stand tall at major chowks in Amritsar. PHOTO VISHAL KUMAR MC deploys more staff to remove political hoardings Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 12 Following the Model Code of Conduct, the Deputy Commissioner-cum-Electoral Officer Shiv Dular Singh instructed the officials concerned to get the hoardings of political leaders removed but the MC lacks proper infrastructure to remove all the political hoardings immediately. The advertisement wing of MC had only one vehicle and only a few workers to remove the hoardings. On Tuesday, the Additional Commissioner of Municipal Corporation constituted 10 sub zonal level teams to 60 MAJOR HOARDINGS REMOVED BY MC The advertisement wing of the MC had only one vehicle and only a few workers to remove the hoardings. The Additional Commissioner of the civic body constituted 10 sub-zonal level teams to implement the code of conduct in their respective areas. The advertisement wing of MC removed 60 major hoardings from the main chowks. The MC official claimed that they would not allow anyone to display hoardings. They will tackle the violators strictly . implement the code of conduct in their respective areas. The advertisement wing of Municipal Corporation removed 60 major hoarding from the main chowks. “Now we have more employees than normal, so hopefully all the hoardings would be removed within a day or two,” said an MC official. Most of the hoardings of politicians are greetings of Shivratari and other festivals, which were not removed by the Municipal Corporation. As none of the main political parties announced its candidates, the election related material is yet to be displayed. The Municipal Corporation official claimed that they would not allow anyone to display hoardings. They will tackle the violators strictly. 25-yr-old man missing from home found murdered Threawal village resident was missing for the past two years Tribune News Service Students click selfies with singer Hansraj Hans in Guru Nanak Dev University; and (right) Actor Binnu Dhillon and Mandy Takkar during the promotion of the movie Band Vaaje in Amritsar on Tuesday. in Amritsar on Tuesday. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR/SUNIL KUMAR Amritsar, March 12 A 25-year-old man, who has been missing from his house for the past two years, found murdered at Threawal village near Majitha on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Satnam Singh, alias Satta, a resident of Khode Bangar village in Gurdaspur district. Yaadwinder Singh, brother of the victim, said in his complaint to the Majitha police that his brother Satnam Singh gave money to a travel agent for going abroad four years ago. But the agent neither sent him abroad nor returned the money. In 2016, Satta kidnapped the travel agent. The Fatehgarh Churian police arrested him for kidnapping and sent him to jail. He got bail after one year but did not return home. The complainant stated that sometimes Satta called them from internet numbers and claimed that he was settled abroad. “On March 11, we got a call from the police that Satta found murdered near canal minor of Threawal village. We visited the spot and found that some unidentified person killed him. He got bullet near ear and body was lying in pool of blood”, victims brother claimed. The police have booked some unidentified persons under Sections 302 of the IPC and 25/27-58-59 of the Arms Act. Inspector Kulwinder Singh, investigating officer, said the police had registered a case and investigation was on. AAP leader accuses Congress MLA Private firm will not affect work of of patronising drug smuggler MC employees, says Mayor Rintu ❝ Manmeet Singh Gill Amritsar, March 12 Aam Aadmi Party zonal incharge and Lok Sabha candidate from Amritsar constituency Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal on Tuesday accused Khemkaran Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Bhullar of patronising a drug smuggler Saraj Singh Dasuwal from his area. In a press conference here today, Dhaliwal claimed that Saraj Singh who was arrested by Tarn Taran police on Monday, along with a packet of heroin was a close associate of the the Congress MLA. “The residents of the area had reposed their faith in Charanjit Singh Teja The residents of the area had reposed their faith in Captain Amarinder Singh when he vowed to end drug supply in state. But now his own MLA is patronising a drug smuggler. The CM should take strict action against him. Tribune News Service ❞ Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, LOK SABHA CANDIDATE AAP zonal incharge Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal addresses the media. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Captain Amarinder Singh when he vowed to end drug supply in state. But now his own MLA is patronising a drug smuggler. The CM should take strict action against him,” he demanded. Dhaliwal claimed that Saraj Singh also enjoyed political patronage of former SAD MLA Virsa Singh Valtoha. He said the failure of the government to take action would force AAP to initiate the protest on the issue. c m y b Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 12 Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu, on Tuesday assured the unionists that all the 1,700 employees would continue their tasks in the Walled City and they should cooperate with the private solid waste management firm. Rintu visited the MC workshop and met the union leaders. The MC Workers Union and the Youth Municipal Employees Union had staged a protest against the Municipal Corporation’s move to handover the work of door-todoor garbage collection to private solid waste management company on Monday. The Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu (centre) meets the MC employees in Amritsar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO leaders of employee union had claimed that they would not allow the private company to collect the garbage from the Walled City. The employees were worried that if company would start the work in walled city then what they will do? The MC had initiated the pilot project to collect the door-todoor garbage from the walled city last month. Now the Mayor had inaugurated the doorto- door collection in two more wards in Walled City recently. Ashu Nahar, President of Youth Municipal Employees Union said, “The Mayor assured us that our work will continue. Even the MC will recruit more employees. Sow we are satisfied”. Mayor Karmajit Singh Rintu stated that they have only 1,700 employees but the walled city needed at least 4,000 employees. So the private firm will help them and share their burden”.
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