15032019-ATR-01.qxd 3/15/2019 12:16 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE FLOWER EXHIBITION BEGINS AT GURU NANAK DEV UNIVERSITY Golden Jubilee Basant Bahar Flower and Plants Exhibition aims to create awareness about nature. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 2 AAMIR WILL BE FORREST GUMP IN TOM HANKS’ CLASSIC MAX 24°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 19°C | MIN 11°C Charanjit Singh Teja SUNSET FRIDAY 6:38 PM PETROL ~71.85 DIESEL ~66.40 Amritsar: A man, identified as Sarwan Singh (35), lost his life in a road mishap here on Tuesday evening while returning home on his bike. Mangal Singh, his brother, told the police that a canter hit his motorcycle following which he died on the spot with critical injuries. Along with Joginder Singh, Sarwan was going from Sarangdev village to Jaggiwal on a motorcycle while the victim was travelling on a separate bike. He said when they reached near Jaggiwal village, a canter came from the opposite side. Its headlights were not working and hit his brother who died on the spot. The driver fled from the scene. The police have registered a case under section 304A and 279 of the IPC against unknown persons in this connection. TNS SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:40 AM ❞ Yogesh Kamra, ADDITIONAL SECRETARY, AVM Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar. FILE PHOTO total monthly footfall for the second consecutive month crossed 2.5 lakh with 256,088 lakhs passengers as compared to 223,553 in January 2018, registering a growth of 14.6 per cent. Domestic passenger footfall also grew by 2.6 per cent with 168,627 travellers in comparison to 164,297 in January 2018. Sameep Singh Gumtala, convener of the NGO, Amritsar Vikas Manch, stated that the analysis of latest passenger statistics recently released by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) on its website for January 2018 reveals that Amritsar ranks at the top among all the international airports in the country with 28.7 per cent growth in overall International traffic in the first ten months (April-January) of the current financial year as compared to the financial year 2017-18. The total international passengers for the year reached 647,879 as compared to 503,271 during the corresponding period the previous year. “These numbers prove that Punjabis, especially the diaspora, wishes to travel directly to Punjab instead of Delhi, if more international flights are started from the airport. An increase in international flights and passengers can generate more revenue in passenger fee, jobs and cargo for the region,” said Yogesh Kamra, additional secretary, AVM. Jail inmate escapes from TB hospital Amritsar, March 14 A jail inmate, Shamsher Singh alias Gora, escaped from police custody from Government TB Hospital on Tuesday. A case was registered and the policemen deputed with him suspended for dereliction of duty. According to information available, a police team head- ed by ASI Jagjit Singh brought around 19 males and 3 female jail inmates for a medical check-up to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital from Amritsar Central Jail. After the medical check-up, Shamsher Singh was referred to the TB hospital where he was admitted. ASI Jagjit Singh returned to the jail with the other inmates. Upon his return, he found both the prisoner Shamsher Singh and head constable Lakhwinder Singh missing from the TB hospital. The doctors present at the hospital said the prisoner had fled from the hospital due to the negligence of the head constable. A case under section 223 and 224 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against them and further investigations are underway. Students look at posters displayed to create awareness about upcoming Lok Sabha elections at BBK DAV College for Women in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Youth held with illegal weapon Amritsar, March 14 The Jandiala police have arrested a youth with an illegal weapon and heroin. The accused has been identified as Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi, of Dharam Chand Kalan village of Tarn Taran. Police officer Balbir Singh said the youth was nabbed from the Jandiala Guru- Tarn Taran bypass. He said he was travelling on a bike and tried to flee after a police team signalled him to stop. He said the police also confiscated 5gm heroin from him. According to a preliminary probe, the accused had procured a .32 bore countrymade pistol from Delhi. A case under the NDPS Act and Arms Act has been registered against him. Open air theatre opened at Virsa Vihar An artiste stages a play at Virsa Vihar in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 14 Radiance Manch team presented the play Saabo, written by Gurinder Singh at the ongoing theatre festival at Virsa Vihar on Thursday. The festival has been conceived by Kewal Dhaliwal and will be running all throughout the month of March. The play presented story of a young man, who loved a girl from his maternal village named Saabo. Saabo is the daughter of lower caste man and the inter-caste theme love story comment- ed on the social evil that has been marring the social and intellectual growth of our country for years now. Though, like most intercaste romances, Saabo too has a tragic end, it served a reminder for many to rise above the petty caste politics and choose humanity. Meanhwile, the Virsa Vihar also inaugurated its open air theatre at the ongoing festival. The open air theatre has been dedicated to noted playwright Gursharan Singh and has been constructed to depict a village meeting point, under the banyan tree. EVMs cannot be hacked, says Additional Chief Election Officer Amritsar, March 14 A sweep festival 2019 was organised by the district election office and BBK DAV College for Women on Thursday. Additional Chief Election FRIDAY | 15 MARCH 2019 | AMRITSAR Poll around the corner GOLD ORNAMENTS, CASH STOLEN Tarn Taran: Burglars decamped with cash and gold ornaments worth Rs 4 lakh from the house of Manjit Kaur, a widow of Mundapind village, 30 km from here, Wednesday night. The Goindwal Sahib police have registered a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC. The victim in her complaint to the police said that she was sleeping in the room of her house when she heard a strange noise. Manjit Kaur saw three unidentified persons standing in the court yard of her house. The burglars fled the spot when she raised an alarm. She said the burglars stole 120-gm gold jewellery and ~35,000 from the almirah. TNS Reality show Nach Baliye is making its way back to the small screen with the celebrity couples. the diaspora, wishes to travel directly to Punjab instead of Delhi. Tribune News Service MAN DIES IN ROAD MISHAP PAGE 4 ❝These numbers prove that Punjabis, especially Tribune News Service FUEL PRICES ACTOR TIGER SHROFF TO JUDGE NACH BALIYE? Aamir Khan says his next project is an official adaptation of Tom Hanks’ classic Forrest Gump Record 47.6% growth in int’l traffic at airport Amritsar, March 14 Footfall for international and domestic passengers continues to record an impressive growth at Sri Guru Ram Das Jee (SGRDJ) International Airport in Amritsar. For the month of January this year, it recorded a growth of 47.6 per cent, which is the second highest among all the international airports in the country in comparison with the same number in January 2018. The total footfall of international passengers in a month reached its highest ever of 87,461 whereas in January 2018, it was 59,256 passengers. Earlier, in December 2018, it recorded the highest ever number of 83,276 passengers. Varanasi was at the top spot with a growth of 73.3 per cent. In another landmark, the PAGE 3 Officer Kavita Singh presided over the event. She discussed authentic working of the EVM machines, facilities for disabled voters, and other poll related information. She said, “The EVM machines cannot be hacked. A number of steps have been taken to assure comfortable polling for disabled persons. There is a facility of free trans- port, ramp, wheelchair, washroom, drinking water for people with disabilities.” She also talked about a mobile application C-vigil, where a voter can register complaint related to c m y b violation of model code of conduct. One can call at toll free number 1950 to register any complaint. DC Shivdular Singh urged students exercise their right to vote. — TNS Two nabbed for looting courier company agent Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 14 With the arrest of two persons, the city police today claimed to have solved the robbery case in which four armed persons looted the cash collection agent of a courier company on February 26. The victim was identified as Manoj Sachdeva, of Judge Nagar, located on Batala road. The accused had snatched Rs 1.43 lakh from him. A case under section 379 B (2) and 34 of the IPC was registered with the Sadar police station in this connection. Those arrested were identified as Sahil Sharma alias Daddu of Jawahar Nagar and Anil Kumar of Bohar Wala Shivala on Batala road here. Daddu used to work in the same courier company and therefore knew about the movements of Manoj, revealed Sandeep Kumar Malik, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, during a press conference here today. He said during the interrogation of the accused, the police recovered Rs 65,000 from their possession besides the bag containing the amount and the bike used in the crime. He said raids were on to arrest the remaining two suspects who have been identified. Giving details, the ADCP said after the arrest, the accused were produced in court and brought on fourday police remand. He said interrogation revealed that Sahil alias Daddu was the mastermind behind the incident and also used to work for the courier company. He knew the time table and route plan of the victim and along with Anil had conducted a recce before committing the crime.
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