06042019-ATR-01.qxd 4/5/2019 11:38 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 300 'ILLEGAL’ HOTELS SEEK REGULARISATION On the last day for submitting applications, over 100 hotel building owners turned up with applications. FORECAST RAIN, THUNDERSTORM LIKELY INBRIEF GNDU-EDCIL PACT FOR ADMISSIONS Amritsar: Guru Nanak Dev University and Educational Consultants India Limited (EdCIL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for admission and placement of foreign students. The MoU was inked by the GNDU registrar in presence of Vice-Chancellor Jaspal Singh Sandhu, other senior officials of both the organisations. Manoj Kumar, executive director, EdCIL, said, “EdCIL will offer foreign students admission to Guru Nanak Dev University. More students are willing to take admission to the university through EdCIL as we have received a formal request from them for the admission.” Prof Jaspal Singh said, “India’s higher education system is the third largest in the world after China and the US.” TNS AMY ADAMS JOINS NETFLIX’S FILM HILLBILLY ELEGY PAGE 3 Based on Vance’s bestselling memoir, the movie is a modern exploration of the American dream. MAX 36°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 17°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:53 PM FUEL PRICES PETROL ~73.31 DIESEL ~65.55 SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:12 AM Talks between SGPC, sacked employees fail to break the ice Protesters to continue chain hunger strike for reinstatement Amritsar, April 5 Three unknown persons robbed an elderly woman of gold ornaments at her house in Naraingarh that falls under Chheharta police station on Thursday. The family had purchased the jewellery for the marriage of a daughter. According to information, Bevi (60) was sleeping on the ground floor while the other family members were on the first floor of the house when the armed robbers turned up at around 4.30 am on Thursday. They had covered their faces. She said the accused punched on her head and threatened to kill her in case she shouted. They demanded the key of an almirah. They Two arrested with 210 gm of heroin ASI’s sons booked for murder attempt Our Correspondent Two youths were fired at on Thursday Tarn Taran, April 5 The police have arrested two persons and recovered 210 gm of heroin from them. A police team, headed by SubInspector Sukhraj Singh, arrested Harpreet Singh Happy of Dhun Dhai Wala and seized 50 gm of heroin from his possession. The Chohla Sahib police station has registered a case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the the NDPS Act against Harpreet and further investigation has been under way. In the second case, the police of the local CIA staff arrested Sukhdev Singh of Narli with 160 gm of heroin from his village. Cops at Khalra police station said that the process was on to register a case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the the NDPS Act against Sukhdev Singh. The police are trying to ascertain whom did they got the contraband from. Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 5 The stand-off between the SGPC management and its dismissed employees is set to continue as the talks between both the sides have failed to yield any logical conclusion. As many as 523 employees, recruited during the tenure of former SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar, were terminated after the change of command in March last year. A majority of the SGPC employees were employed on non-teaching posts in Sikh body’s educational institutes. found it in her purse and later decamped with the gold ornaments. She said the accused might have given some intoxicating substance to her pet dog due to which he fell unconscious. When the accused fled away, she raised the alarm following which her family woke up. Karamjit Singh, investigating officer, said a case under Sections 392 and 34 of the IPC had been registered in this connection but there was no breakthrough. He said the police tried to find clues from the CCTV cameras installed nearby but to no avail. He said further investigation was under way as the incident could be the handiwork of some persons who were known to the family. ❝We offered them reinstatement as per their eligibility if they call off their agitation and withdraw the case till Tuesday, but they refused and closed the doors for negotiation. Now, let the law take its own course. ❞ Roop Singh, CHIEF SECRETARY, SGPC At present, they have been sitting on chain hunger strike outside the SGPC office demanding reinstatement. They had a meeting with SGPC chief secretary Roop Singh, general secretary Gurbachan Singh Karmoowala, member Bhagwant Singh Sialka, secretary Bhai Ram Singh and Manjit Singh Bath, but in vain. Roop Singh said they were offered a proposal to culminate their dharna and withdraw the case they had filed against the SGPC in the High Court to maintain a status quo. “ We offered them reinstatement as per their eligibility if they call off their agitation and withdraw the case till Tuesday, but they refused and closed all doors for negotiation. Now, let the law take its own course,” he said. On the other hand, Ajit Singh, an agitator, said they had insisted for a written agreement, but the SGPC management backed out.“ We were deceived on earlier occasions too and lifted dharna on their false promises. We agreed to withdraw the case by Tuesday but appealed them to give us in writing if they were going to post a resolution for our reinstatement, which they didn’t. We have decided to continue our chain hunger strike and wait till Tuesday. We are determined to conduct hunger strike unto death,” he added. Amritsar, April 5 The Division B police station have booked two sons of an assistant sub-inspector among over 12 persons for murder attempt in connection with the yesterday’s firing incident that left two youth injured. Among those booked are Antar Kahlon, his brother Tejpreet Singh, both residents of Tej Nagar, Maninder Singh, alias Shella, Babbu, alias Ravi Bhanot, Love of Bohar Wala Bazaar, Jagroop Singh of Bhai Manjh Singh Road, Vinay of Tut Sahib Bazaar, Bhollu, alias Jaskaran, besides several unidentified persons. A case under Sections 307, 427, 148, 149 of the IPC and 25, 27, 54, 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against them. No arrest has been made so far as the accused are on the run. Complainant Robin Rai, one of the injured, stated to the police that he went to meet his friend near Kaka Sweet Shop on the Sultanwind road when the accused had an argument with his friend. Later, he called his friends who turned up and started firing indiscriminately at them. An old enmity is the reason behind the clash. The other victim, who sustained injury, is identified as Rajat Kumar. Eyewitnesses said that around 15 gunshots were fired and stone pelting also occurred during the clash. The police also found empty shells from the spot. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) JS Walia said, “Nobody is above the law. The law will take its own course. Whosoever found guilty will be taken to task.” He said raids were on to arrest the accused. Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 5 Manjit Kaur (60), a resident of Nava Pind, lost her life while her brother Balwinder Singh sustained injuries after a rashly driven truck hit the bike they were travelling on here on Thursday. Balwinder was admitted to the Sri Guru Ram dass Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Vallah for treatment where he is stated to be out of danger. Passersby caught hold of sion. Officials said the block would be enforced between 11 am and 2 pm on Saturday. Meanwhile, the schedule of many trains has also been regulated. For instance, Bandra TerminusAmritsar Paschim Express will be regulated for an hour en-route, JaynagarAmritsar Saryu Yamuna Express will be regulated for 30 minutes, AmritsarKatihar Express will be regulated for 90 minutes and ❝ My aunt Manjit Kaur was not well, so she, along with Balwinder Singh, was going to buy medicine when a speeding and rashly driven tipper hit their motorcycle. ❞ Harpreet Singh, KIN OF DECEASED the truck driver, identified as Jaspal Singh of Dhadiala Nat village, and later handed him over to the police. A case under Sections 304A, 279, 337, 338 and 427 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the ‘erring’ truck driver. Complainant Harpreet Singh, kin of the victim, stated to the police that his aunt was not well, so she, along with Balwinder Singh, was going to buy medicine when a speeding and rashly driven tipper (PB02BU9675) hit their motorcycle. Onlookers nabbed the truck driver and handed him over to the police. SAD leader attacked in Ajnala BJP leader blames Cong men; no one named in FIR Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 5 A former SAD sarpanch, identified as Baljit Singh Mintu, was allegedly attacked by several armed persons in Kamalpura village that falls under Ajnala police station here on Thursday. He had just returned after paying obeisance at a local gurdwara in the wee hours when around seven persons attacked him and fled the scene after leaving him injured. Paramjit Singh, brother of the victim, informed the police that he was immediately rushed to the government hospital at Ajnala where he is under treatment. He said the family had an old dispute with the accused. ❝The victim hasn't named anyone in the FIR. If the complainant identifies the accused, he should name them. ❞ Parampal Singh, SSP On the basis of his statement, the police have registered a case under Sections 323, 452, 148 and 149 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against unknown persons. Senior BJP leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina has condemned the murderous attack on the former SAD sarpanch. He met injured Baljit Singh at the Ajnala civil hospital, stating that the law and order situation under Capt Amarinder Singh government had deteriorated. He alleged that the assailants belonged to the ruling party. He said Mintu was waylaid by a group of men belonging to the ruling party following which he was attacked with the sharp-edge weapons. “Opposition workers and leaders are being threatened ahead of the Lok Sabha elections,” he said. Chhina warned Captain-led Congress government in the state not to behave in such a way that could fuel its party workers to wage war against the rival party. SSP Parampal Singh said the victim did not name anyone in the FIR. “If the complainant identifies the accused, he should name them. The police will not hesitate in taking appropriate action against the suspects,” he added. Overhauling to disrupt train schedule for 3 hours Amritsar, April 5 The Amritsar-New DelhiAmritsar Intercity Express has been cancelled and the schedule of many trains originating and terminating at the city railway station has been changed for Saturday as officials have scheduled a three-hour power and traffic block for overhauling between Nilokheri and Amin stations falling in Delhi divi- Tribune News Service Woman killed in road mishap The road recarpeting work is expected to be completed in a day or two. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR 2-way traffic on Majitha road soon Tribune News Service Tribune News Service SATURDAY | 6 APRIL 2019 | AMRITSAR Sacked employees hold a protest outside the SGPC office in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Family robbed of gold jewellery Tribune News Service PAGE 4 18-year-old Palak Tiwari has started her acting career with an advertisement shoot. TWO BOOKED FOR LAND FRAUD Tarn Taran: A woman and her son have been booked in a land fraud case registered by the Patti Sadar police. The police said the accused had been identified as Amandeep Singh and his mother Sarabjit Kaur. They hail from Talwandi Satsanda but resided in Pathankot. The police said they forged documents to sell the land of one Ram Singh of Talwandi Sobha Singh of their nearby village. They have been booked under Sections 420 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The police said further investigation was going on to ascertain the role of their accomplices, if any. The police will also try to establish if any influential person helped them carry out the illegal activity. OC SHWETA TIWARI’S DAUGHTER MAKES HER ACTING DEBUT Amritsar–Bandra Terminus Paschim Express will be regulated for 15 minutes. In a separate development, for the convenience of rail passengers and to clear extra rush during the forthcoming summer season, the Railways will run many special trains with one of them city bound. It will be Gandhidham-Amritsar (09453) weekly special train. It will depart from Gandhidham at 6.30 pm every Monday from April 15 to May 27 (7 trips) to reach Amritsar at 12.30 am on Wednesday. In the return direction, Amritsar-Gandhidham (09454) weekly special train will depart from Amritsar at 3 am every Wednesday from April 17 to May 29 (7 trips) to reach Gandhidham at 08.25 am the next day. Consisting of one AC 2 tier, two AC 3 tier, eight sleeper class, six general class and two disabled c m y b friendly second class-cumluggage van coaches, the 09453/09454 trains will stop at Bhachau, Samakhiali, Santalpur, Radhanpur, Diyodar, Bhildi, Dhanera, Raniwara,Marwar Bhinmil,Modran, Jalor, Makansar, Samdari, Luni, Jodhpur, Gotan, Merta Road, Degana, Khatu, Chhoti Khatu, Didwane, Ladnun, Sujangarh, Ratangarh, Churu, Sadulpur, Hissar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar City stations. Amritsar, April 5 Finally, the Public Works Department (PWD) has initiated the recarpeting of the Majitha road. The road is expected to be opened for two-way traffic within a few days. One side of the road has been closed for the last one year due to which people have been facing inconvenience. Moreover, the shopkeepers on Majitha Road have been suffering as the road in front of their shops from Power Colony to Bypass Chowk had been dug up. Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board ❝After digging up the road, the authorities forgot to re-carpet it. It took 14 months to lay a sewer line on a 1.5-km stretch. More than 200 shopkeepers have suffered due to it. ❞ Ravinder Sultanwind, SOCIAL ACTIVIST had dug up the road to widen the sewage line under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) project in February last year. Ravinder Sultanwind, a social activist, said, “After dig- ging up the road, the authorities forgot to re-carpet it. It took 14 months to lay a sewer line on a 1.5-km stretch. More than 200 shopkeepers have suffered due to the delay in the recarpeting. Some of them have left their business.” “The business has been affected since the government started the project. Now, we are hopeful that it will be opened soon,” said Nitin, another shopkeeper. Rajiv, owner of the constriction firm, said the final layer would be carpeted in one or two days and then it would be opened.
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