09042019-ATR-01.qxd 4/9/2019 12:36 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE TILTED ELECTRIC POLES POSE DANGER TO LIFE PAGE 2 Several tilted poles across the city expose the government apathy, much to the chagrin of residents. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF FOUR ARRESTED WITH HEROIN Tarn Taran: The Khalra police arrested four persons near Mughal Chak village and recovered 170 gm of heroin from them on Sunday. A case under Sections 21, 29, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against them. They have been identified as Sakattar Singh, Karan Kumar Karan, Balwant Singh of Chela Colony and Suba Singh of Veeram village. The police said the accused were on a motorcycle (PB46E8509) when they were held at a checkpoint. OC TEENAGER ABDUCTED Tarn Taran: The Goindwal Sahib police have registered a case in connection with a teenage girl’s “abduction” from Kang village, 12 km from here. She has been missing for the last four days. Her parents mentioned in their police complaint that she was abducted in the evening hours by some unknown person when her father had gone to the nearby township. The police have slapped Section 365 of the IPC. OC FUEL PRICES PETROL ~73.45 DIESEL ~65.55 Amritsar, April 8 A day after the massive fire burnt goods worth crores of rupees in GMD warehouse and cold store in Mohni Park, the police have registered a case against unknown persons in this connection. The case was registered on the statement of a trader, Gurpreet Singh, who runs an organic medical store at Majith Mandi. He said he supplied medicines to different parts of the country and SUNSET TUESDAY 7:00 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:09 AM TUESDAY | 9 APRIL 2019 | AMRITSAR ‘Illegal’ construction said to have been going on where the mishap took place Gun war in Fateh Singh Colony Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 8 A labourer died after a portion of an “illegal” under-construction building fell on him in Kairon Market in Katra Jaimal Singh area of the walled city here on Monday evening. He was pulled out of the debris after a half and two hours and rushed to the civil hospital where doctors declared him dead. The deceased has been identified as Ranjit Singh, alias Happy, of Basarke Gilla San Sahib village. It has learnt that the Municipal Corporation (MC) had served notice to the said building owners a number of times. However, in absence of any concrete action, they continue to construct the building, showing scant regards to the building bylaws. According to information, fire brigade staff reached the spot within minutes but the officials concerned failed to arrange an ambulance at the spot even after hours when the labourer was pulled out of the debris. People alleged that the police took long time to reach the spot even as Kot- also imported herbs from Afghanistan. He said he had hired the warehouse and cold storage, owned by Ganesh Behal in Mohni Park locality. He said it appeared at an unknown person put the cold store on fire. Anil Mehra, president, Federation of Karyana and Dry Fruit Commercial Association, also pointed a finger at the owners of the warehouse. Along with other traders, he would meet the city police commissioner on Tuesday for a thorough probe, he added. in September last year. She alleged that a few days after the marriage, the accused started demanded a car and later cash besides assaulting her, she said, adding that they thrashed and forced her out of the house on Thursday. Her parents got her admitted to Ajnala Civil Hospital. After treatment, she lodged a formal complaint with the police on Sunday. No arrest has been made till now as the accused are absconding, the police said. — TNS Amritsar, April 8 Panic gripped Fateh Singh Colony after a person, said to be notorious gangster Angrej Singh, along with his unknown accomplices, fired several gunshots at a residence here on Monday evening. The house belongs to Karamjit Singh, alias Vicky, who works for a recovery agency in Chheharta. According to information, Angrej Singh and his aides came on a bike and challenged Karamjjit Singh to come out of the house. Karamjit, who was getting ready to leave for his work, retaliated and fired several gunshots from his rooftop to successfully scare them away. An old rivalry is Fire brigade staff take the unconscious labourer to a hospital; and (right) the mishap site in Amritsar. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR wali police station is located a few metres away. The building is owned by Kamal Puri who had procured the building around six months ago. He was digging the basement of the building. The building contractor, identified as Laadi, had hired the labourers for the work a few days ago. The labourers were breaking an old wall on the first floor which collapsed and fell on Ranjit. Other labourers fled away in panic when the incident took place. Later, they gathered and started removing the debris. Meanwhile, the police and the fire brigade were informed. Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu said appropriate action against the “errants” would be taken following a probe. It is evident to mention PAGE 4 Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor are almost inseparable. Not many know that sisters also do fight with each other. Wall collapse kills labourer Three booked for domestic violence Amritsar, April 8 The Ajnala police have booked Harmanpreet Singh of Dhariwal Kaler village for domestic violence on the complaint of his wife Karamjit Kaur, who hails from Panj Garayan Nijjran village. Besides Harmanpreet, the police have also booked his mother and sister. Sections 323, 506, 120-B, 498 and 406 of the IPC have been slapped. The complainant said she was married to Harmanpreet JANHVI KAPOOR, KHUSHI KAPOOR FIGHT OVER CLOTHES! Country music royalty turned out in force for a glittering night of live performances and honours. MAX 35°C | MIN 18°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 19°C Case lodged over warehouse fire Tribune News Service PAGE 3 MUSIC AWARDS: COUNTRY STARS HUM WINNING NOTES stated to be the reason behind the incident. It is worth mentioning here that Angrej Singh is a member of Bobby Malhotra gang. He is said to have been involved in the murder of sitting Congress councillor Gurdeep Pehalwan. He, along with another gangster Karan Masti, was also nominated in a sensational robbery from a jewellery house in Guru Bazaar. Masti was found murdered in Ghaziabad in UP a few months ago. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) JS Walia said an investigations was under way while raids were on to nab the suspects.The Gate Hakima police have initiated the process to register an FIR. 372 appear for JEE (Main) Tribune News Service here that the Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) has banned new constructions of hotels and high-rise buildings in the walled city areas, especially near the Golden Temple. However, constructions are going on right under the nose of the MC authorities. Amritsar, April 8 A total of 372 students appeared for the JEE Main 2019 here on Monday. The NTA is conducting the JEE Main in computer-based test (CBT) mode. The JEE paper II was termed moderate by experts. MP Sidana, owner, Wisdom Classes, said, “It was a moderate paper. The difficulty level was low”. The paper included subjects, such as physics, chemistry and maths. Aujla’s rapprochement bid Dimpa assures farmers of Flays demonetisation grievance redressal Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 8 The Congress candidate for the Amritsar Parliamentary seat, Gurjeet Singh Aujla, is painstakingly making efforts for rapprochement with disgruntled MLAs of his party nowadays, but the process is expected to accelerate after the arrival of Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu. Sidhu, who is away to Delhi, has already announced beginning of the election campaign for his party from April 10. Aujla is yet to canvass in the segments of MLAs Harpratap Singh Ajnala and Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria of Raja Sansi both of whom had opposed Aujla’s re-nomination from the seat. It has been learnt that Aujla, accompanied by Sidhu, would meet them before initiating canvassing in their segments. After getting the ticket, Aujla has visited the Assembly segments of Punjab Education Minister OP Soni, MLAs Sunil Dutti, Raj Kumar Verka and Inderbir Singh Bolaria. Aujla and the party workers associated with him are currently engaged in mobilising workers. He has also been meeting religious leaders, sects and attending thier programmes. Earlier, his ticket was held back by the Congress high command after some MLAs raised objections Gurjit Singh Aujla met OP Soni on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Amritsar, April 8 Congress’ Lok Sabha candidate Gurjit Singh Aujla on Monday criticised the BJP stating that instead of , coming up with an election manifesto, the party should have presented a report card of the achievements of the last five years. Aujla alleged that most of the promises made by the BJP in the elections during at his re-nomination. Son of an Army man, he took relatively short time to ascend the political ladders. Beginning his political career as a councillor in 2007, his golden moment in politics came in 2017 when he literally 2014 remain unfulfilled till date. “The demonetisation and the GST, which the BJP earlier presented as its achievements, find no mention in BJP leaders’ speeches,” he said. He also accused the party of spreading communalism and hatredness. He addressed public meetings at different places and also met Congress MLA OP Soni. — TNS pounced upon the opportunity of accepting to contest the bypoll from the prestigious Lok Sabha seat after three sitting Congress MLAs OP Soni, Raj Kumar Verka and Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria turned down the offer. Jasbir Dimpa with supporters at Thakur Dwara Madan Mohan Mandir in Tarn Taran. TRIBUNE PHOTO Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, April 8 Jasbir Singh Dimpa, Congress candidate from Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha constituency, on Monday said that the people of the area, after his “win”, would get a dedicated MP . “They will get a dedicatedly working MP for the first time after my win as the SAD Lok Sabha members so far have failed to utter even a single word about the problems being faced by people in the Repair of city’s historical clock on Hall Gate in sight Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 8 After lying defunct for decades, now there is a some hope for the rejuvenation of the wall installed at the Hall Gate as officials are planning < The clock at the Hall Gate < that has been crying for attention for decades in Amritsar. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR to get it repaired under the National HRIDAY (Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana) Project. The gate, named after the then deputy commissioner CH Hall, was constructed in 1786 and a wall clock, along with a large alarm bell designed by then executive engineer John Gordon, was installed on it. After ringing for several c m y b decades, the clock and the bell went defunct. It was renamed as Gandhi Gate after attaining freedom from the British rule but it is still popular as Hall Gate as people relate its name to hall (big) ‘darwaja’ (gate). Old timers say that the bell rang after every hour and people usually kept a count of the hourly bells to keep a record of the time. ❝ Clock towers in many cities have been restored. We are consulting mechanics who have done such a job. ❞ Gurmeet Rai Sangha, HERITAGE CONSERVATION EXPERT Kuldeep Kaur, a resident of Katra Bagghian, says, “We had been hearing the bell area,” he said. Dimpa’s candidature was announced by the Congress two days ago. He was accompanied by local MLA Dharambir Agnihotri and the local party leaders. He paid obeisance at the Sri Darbar Sahib, Beer Baba Budha Sahib Gurdwara Thatha and also at Thakur Dwara Madan Mohan Mandir. He also held a meeting with he party workers and urged them to work hard to win the Lok Sabha elections. “For over five decades, the SAD has sent incompetent candidates to the Lok Sabha. That is why they failed to put forth any issue in the House. They didn’t even participate in the debate related to national and international issues,” he alleged. He said that he would try to get the problems addressed of the farmers, having their land across the fencing on the Pakistan border. Besides, other demands of the farmers and others would also be looked into, he added. when we were young. Now, people have almost forgotten about the clock.” The British had constructed the 12 gates, along with the wall outside the old city after demolishing the old wall and gates built during the period of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. In the recent decades, the rooms inside the two large pillars of the gate have been occupied by agents of print media advertisers. However, with times changing and people preferring wrist watches and presently mobile phones, the historical clock has been ignored for long, both by the residents and the authorities concerned. Gurmeet Rai Sangha, heritage conservation expert and advisor to HRIDAY project, says, “Clock towers in many cities have been restored and clocks have been repaired.” She said that they were consulting mechanics who had done such a job. Sangha expressed that apart from repairing the clock, the most important part is to keep it running.
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