29042019-ATR-01.qxd 4/29/2019 12:12 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE RIDERSHIP PLUNGES AS BRTS BECOMES PAID SERVICE PAGE 2 After three-month free service, the BRTS introduced fare on Sunday and witnessed 50% fall in passengers. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF THREE ARRESTED WITH HEROIN Tarn Taran: Three persons have been arrested in separate cases for allegedly possessing drugs. As much as 233 gm of heroin has been seized from them. A team of the Bhikhiwind police, led by ASI Sukhdev Singh, arrested Nishan Singh of Mallhian village and seized 100gm heroin. Meanwhile, Manpreet Singh Manu of Jandiala Guru was caught with 103-gm heroin and Amarjit Singh of Kot Dharam Chand Kalan was arrested with 30-gm heroin. The accused have been booked under the NDPS Act, the police said. OC FUEL PRICES PETROL ~73.45 DIESEL ~65.13 PAGE 3 INT'L DANCE DAY: DANCE YOUR WAY TO FUN ACTRESS RITU SHIVPURI PLAYS SUPERNATURAL CHARACTER There are several songs that are on every playlist, not only for its beats and lyrics but also for the hook steps. MAX 40°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C | MIN 21°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:09 PM PAGE 4 Says she is thrilled to play Kohra in Nazar as she has never been into such a role. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:47 AM MONDAY | 29 APRIL 2019 | AMRITSAR 7 ‘boozers’ caught, CPI cries foul 2 among them said to be CPI workers; party demands action against cops PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 28 The local police, under its campaign to curb boozing in public places, arrested seven persons, who were found “consuming liquor” in their cars in Ranjit Avenue, here on Saturday evening. They have been identified as Munish of Tehsilpura, Gurpinder Singh of Sultanwind, Jagjit Singh of Ranjit Avenue, Pritpal Singh of Gurala village, Harmanpreet Sigh of Pairewal village, Mandeep Singh of Loharaka and Rajesh Kumar of Gumtala. Three separate cases have been registered at Ranjit Avenue police station here. Later, they were released on bail. Rajesh Kumar and Mandeep Singh are said to be members of the local committee of the Communist Party of India (CPI). Concerned over repeated firing instances in the city, the police have decided to reign in drinking in public places and tightening the noose around those carrying weapons in hotels and other eatery joints. DCP (Investigations) Mukhwinder Singh said it was observed that the youth and people from the rural belt came to the city for nightouts, carrying firearms. Many a times they have been found involved in firing, they added. ACCUSATION CPI leader Daswinder Kaur says party workers were just having food at a dhaba when cops arrested people with an intention of extorting money. The party has written to the DC and sought shifting of those cops. The police have already decided to depute policemen in civvies outside eatery joints, especially those serving non-vegetarian food, where people can be seen boozing in their vehicles, the DCP added. Meanwhile, Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA) candidate from the Amritsar Lok Sabha and CPI leader Daswinder Kaur shot a complaint to the Deputy Commissioner-cumDistrict Electoral Officer against the registration of a case against Rajesh Kumar and Mandeep Singh. She said Rajesh and Mandeep were having food at a dhaba at that time. She demanded action against the SHO for “harassing people on the pretext of boozing in public places which was not the case.” She alleged that the Ranjit Avenue police, after arresting some people from a dhaba, took them to the police station “only to extort money” from the victims. “After coming to know about the inci- dent, I, along with senior CPI leader Amarjit Singh Asal, went to the police station where the SHO came at around 1 pm in an inebriated state. We gave identity proofs to complete the formalities and get the two workers released, but after cops dillydallied, we threatened to launch a dharna. The drunk SHO immediately left the police station after that,” she alleged. Hours later, Rajesh and Mandeep were booked under the Excise Act. She urged the election authorities to shift and remove the policemen from the police station. Puri interacts with morning Brahmpura blames SAD-BJP’s ‘wrongdoings’ to SAD for sacrilege walkers, seeks support backfire, say Cong leaders Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, April 28 Shiromani Akali Dal (Taksali) president and MP Ranjit Singh Brahmpura has urged the people to vote in favour of Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA) candidate Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra to honour the sacrifice made by Jaswant Singh Khalra for the Sikh community. He addressed public meetings in Bhail Dhai Wala, Jamarai, Goindwal Sahib, Khadoor Sahib and Kalla villages. Commenting on the withdrawal of Taksali candidate Gen JJ Singh (retd), he said, “We gave way before the sentiments of the Sikh sangat (community) and withdrew to ensure Bibi Khal- ra’s win.” Lashing out at Badal family, Brahmpura said, “The jathedars of five takhts had punished Dera Saccha Sauda chief, but Badal family secured pardon for the rapist, denting the image of the five supreme Sikh seats.” Speaking on the issue of sacrilege, Brahmpura said that it was the rule of the SAD government in the state when the pages of Sri Guru Granth Sahib were torn, but the government did “nothing” to punish the culprits. “Badals looted the state through drug, sand, liquor, transport and cable mafia and senior Badal turned a deaf ear to our grievances,” he added. BJP candidate Hardeep Singh Puri plays cricket in Ram Bagh on Sunday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 28 BJP leader and candidate for the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency, Hardeep Singh Puri, along with Rajya Sabha member and party’s state president Shwait Malik and Rajinder Mohan Singh Chinna, visited the historical Company Bagh on Sunday morning to interact with morning walkers and joggers. Puri said he would focus on the problems of the urban and rural population in the constituency after the elections. He said rural areas in Punjab were very much different from the rural areas of other parts of the country. He said one-size-fits-all policy needed alterations and adjustments to suit to the local conditions. After the elections, he would come up with a plan which suits the peculiarities of the local population, he said. Puri, after interacting with the people at the garden, also tried his hand at badminton and cricket with local youth. Later in the afternoon, Puri visited ward 6 and 12 of the Municipal Corporation, along 2 booked for fraud Amritsar, April 28 Two months after receiving a complaint against a “fake” travel agent, the Ranjit Avenue police on Sunday booked two Ferozepur residents for allegedly duping a local resident of Rs 14.74 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. Complainant Vivek Kumar said the accused took money for sending him to England. However, the accused neither sent him abroad nor returned his money. He submitted a complaint with former cabinet minister Anil Joshi. Speaking on the occasion, Joshi said the SADBJP government had done unprecedented development in Amritsar North constituency. “After the Congress came in power, not even a single work has been started,” he said. Joshi said the people of the area would vote for the BJP candidate as they remember the development of the area. “In fact, the voters will punish Congress because it has not repaired even a single streetlight in the area in the last two years,” he added. to the police commissioner in February. After a preliminary probe, the police have now booked the duo, identified as Raj Sharma and Manohar Lal under Sections 420, 120-B of the IPC and Section 13 of the Punjab Travel Professionals Regulation Act. No arrest has been made till now, said the police authorities. — TNS Taksali leader Ranjit Singh Brahmpura and Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra at a public meeting. PHOTO: GURBAXPURI Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 28 While campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections in Rajasansi constituency, Congress candidate Gurjeet Singh Aujla and MLA Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria on Sunday said the people would avenge the “wrongdoings” committed by the SADBJP alliance during its 10year rule in the state. The leaders addressed rallies in Lopoke, Choochakwal and Choghawan villages. Addressing the gathering at Lopoke. Sarkaria said the resources of Punjab were looted in the 10 years of the SAD-BJP rule. He said that a reign of terror was let loose as hundreds of FIRs were registered against people for political reasons. “People still remember those atrocities and they will teach the SAD-BJP alliance a lesson in the Lok Sabha elections,” said Sarkaria. He said Congress candidate Aujla would register a huge win. Youth Congress Lok Sabha constituency in-charge Dilraj Singh Sarkaria said the state government, under Chief Congress candidate Gurjeet Singh Aujla (left) shares a point with Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria at a rally. TRIBUNE PHOTO Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, said the campaign to rehabilitate drug addicts had achieved a remarkable success. “The government is also holding ‘rozgar melas’ (job fairs) to provide employment to people,” he said. Aujla said, “After the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP leaders had termed poll promises as election ‘jumlas’ (lies). This time, they are again banking on ‘jumlas’ for victory. The voters already know that BJP manifesto is a bundle of lies.” Aujla said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had turned out to be a fake ‘chowkidar’ who was sleeping while Vijay Mallya, Neerav Modi and Lalit Modi were looting country’s banks. Dancing the digital way Divya Sharma Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 28 The craze for dance is touching new heights among youngsters in tbe city. Pankaj Vig of Pankaj and Preeti Dance Academy feels that the craze has gone up due to the recent reality shows besides digital platforms. Many people are becoming popular through digital platforms. He says, “Earlier, people lacked platforms, but now there are various platforms to showcase one’s talent. There c m y b is also a huge demand for online tutorial. We have also entered the space.” “Mobile applications have not only given a platform to present one’s skill, but also learn from others. This is the best platform for kids as they can improve their expressions and steps by searching online, learning through videos on mobile applications, added Raman and Poonam of Step in Rhythm Dance Studio. Besides, many are taking up dance, such as Zumba and Bhangra, to get a better shape and a healthy lifestyle.“I get bored often. A change in fitness routine can spark the mood. I have been using youtube videos to learn dancing and enjoy a new fitness regime,” said Megha, a fitness freak. Meanwhile, a number of events were held to mark World Dance Day on Sunday. Around 40 students from Kala Rashmi Academy participated in the special twoday event at Virsa Vihar to mark World Dance Day. Students performed different art forms such as classical, western among others. A dance performance at Virsa Vihar on Sunday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR
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