02052019-ATR-01.qxd 5/2/2019 12:06 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE ANNUAL SPORTS MEET CONCLUDES AT GMC PAGE 2 Apart from competitions, fun games for faculty and ministerial staff also organised during the three-day event. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF FIRE AT TB HOSPITAL Amritsar: Fire broke out at TB Hospital here on Wednesday. Swift response by firefighting staff doused the flames, preventing a major destruction. Hospital staff noticed the fire at about 3:30 pm and intimated the firefighting men, who dispatched three fire tenders from different location of the city. A fire engine from Civil Lines area was the first to reach the spot. Soon fire tenders from Town Hall and Sewa Samiti also turned up and the fire was doused within 30 minutes. It had broken out in a machine. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~73.52 DIESEL ~66.10 MAX 37°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 21°C SUNSET THURSDAY 7:11 PM PAGE 4 She bounced back in spite of a leg amputation and several books have carried her life’s experiences. SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:44 AM THURSDAY | 2 MAY 2019 | AMRITSAR 14-year-old raped, youth booked Accused captures objectionable pictures of victim, seeks sexual favours again Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 1 A 14-year-old girl has been allegedly raped by a youth working with a liquor vend near her house. The accused, identified as Satinder Singh of Thanda village, is yet to be arrested. Though the incident took place around a month ago, the victim’s mother lodged a complaint with the police after the accused threatened the victim once again to forcibly take her with him. Frightened over it, she narrated her tale of woes to her mother following which her MONTH-OLD CRIME ■ Satinder Singh of Thanda village is said to have raped the victim on April 5 after serving her cold drink laced with sedatives in a hotel. ■ Victim has reported that he clicked her photos in an objectionable state and forced her to continue making physical contact with her. ■ Finding her scared, family questioned her following which she narrated her ordeal. ■ The process is going on for getting the victim examined medically and a case has been registered against Satinder. family decided to lodge a police complaint. The Lopoke police registered a rape case on Tuesday. The complainant is the elder sister of the victim. She informed the police that she left for her school on April 5 as usual, but she was quite nervous after returning. Even after being questioned by the complainant, the victim didn’t tell her about the ordeal. A few days after the incident, the victim once again looked scared and this City to have world-class infra: Lakshmi Puri Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service time she narrated her tale of woes to the complainant. According to the victim, she missed her school van on April 5 when Satinder Singh came to her and offered her lift to her school, but instead of heading towards her school, he took her to a hotel at the Attari road where he allegedly served cold drink laced with some intoxicant to make her unconscious. She said that she felt pain in her genitals and stomach after regaining consciousness. The accused reportedly threatened her of dire consequences if she informed anybody about this. The victim also complained that Satinder captured some objectionable pictures of her and threatened to circulate the same on social media if she told anyone. The victim said Satinder was pressurising her to accompany him once again. The police said a case under Sections 376, 506 of the IPC and Sections 4, 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered against Satinder Singh. He is yet to be arrested. The process is going on for getting the victim examined medically. Cop robbed of ~10,000 PK Jaiswar Staff of the Government Medical College take part in an event during the sports prize distribution function. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Address shrine as Sachkhand Shri Harmandar Sahib: Takht Amritsar, April 1 A cop, identified as Mandeep Singh (29), posted at the Kartarpur DSP office, was robbed by four unknown armed persons near Gaggarbhana village here late Monday evening. He was returning to his home when the incident took place. Mandeep, a resident of Rangar Nangal village, said he was on his bike when the robbers came in a car from Baba Bakala side and hit him near Gaggarbhana village at around 10.15 pm. Mandeep lost control, fell into the roadside bushes and sustained injuries. There were four occupants in the car and all of them were equipped with deadly weapons. They snatched his purse containing Rs 10,000 in cash besides identity proofs and plastic money. They also took away his motorcycle (PB18U4602). Harpal Singh, investigating officer said an investigation was under progress. The police are trying to locate CCTV cameras in the vicinity where the incident took place in order to find some clue about the looters. Section 379-B of the IPC and Sections 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act have been slapped. — TNS Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 1 The Akal Takht has urged the Sikh community that the name of the Sikh shrine in Amritsar should be addressed as Sachkhand Shri Harmandar Sahib, Darbar Sahib, instead of Golden Temple or by any other nomenclature. Following objections over the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) mentioning Darbar Sahib as ‘Sunehri Mandir’ on the boards installed for direction at the Majitha road bypass, the NHAI has directed the hired firm to rectify the mistake instantly. Akal Takht acting Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh said the shrine could never be considered as a ‘mandir’ and any alteration in its name would tantamount to hurting the Sikh sentiments. SGPC chief secretary Roop Singh said, “The NHAI’s project director had written to the firm concerned to put the right name on the direction board and a copy of this letter was also sent to the SGPC.” An NHAI board mentions the Darbar Sahib as Sunehri Mandir in Punjabi in Amritsar. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR ‘Book follower for equating dera head with Guru’ In another instance, taking cognisance of the objectionable comparison of controversial Dera Sirsa head with Guru Gobind Singh by a dera premi on social media, the SGPC has approached the state government and the DGP for initiating action. A video clip went viral in which a supporter of Gurmeet Ram Rahim had equated him with the Guru. Akal Takht acting Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has directed the SGPC that a case under Section 295-A should be registered against the person as he had hurt the sentiments of the Sikhs. ‘Labour laws go for a toss at pvt firms’ Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Lakshmi Puri (second from left), wife of BJP candidate Hardeep Singh Puri, seeks support for the latter from a city girl on Wednesday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR years since her marriage. “Our Anand Karaj was solemnised as per Sikh tradition at a gurdwara.” According to her, during the course of her campaigning, she found underprivileged, disadvantaged people, lack of basic facilities and unregulated living areas. She felt that these matters need to be addressed on priority. She takes feedback during the door-to-door contact programme. She says that people are disappointed with the state government. “Scarcity of housing, poor access to loans and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious schemes for marginalised families haven’t reached them. Even benefits given during the erstwhile SAD-BJP regime have also been withdrawn,” she claims. According to her, her husband has a vision for promoting gender quality, making women a part of the development whether in education, access to finance or any other field. Three mobiles seized from jail inmates Amritsar, May 1 Central Jail authorities confiscated three mobile phones from three jail inmates during a surprise check here on Tuesday. A complaint was lodged with the Islamabad SUDHA CHANDRAN HAS NO PLAN FOR AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mahesh Bhatt said he would not like to comment against a child who started journey from his production company. Medic power Amritsar, May 1 Former IFS officer Lakshmi Puri, wife of BJP candidate Hardeep Singh Puri, though, is a Maharashtrian, her Punjabi dress and greeting style makes it hard for one to believe so. Dressed in Punjabi attire, she chants ‘Sat Sri Akal’ every time she meets someone during her campaign to convince people to vote for her husband, who is in fray for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat on a BJP ticket. There’s a wave in BJP’s favour, she says. She says that her husband, who has a global vision enriched by his posting in various countries, will develop the infrastructure of the holy city into that of the world class. Lakshmi Puri joined the UN in 2002 and became Deputy Executive Secretor of 2011 UN Women and elevated to the UN’s second highest rank of assistant secretary. She resigned from her job in September 2017 after her husband was appointed minister in Narendra Modi-led Central Government. She says that she has been following it for the past 45 PAGE 3 KANGANA IS A BACHCHI, SAYS MAHESH BHATT police against Gurbeant Singh, alias Karela, of Charh village in Sangrur, Rajnish Kumar, alias Preet, of Kapurthala and Raghu of Guru Ram Dass Nagar, who resides in Sher Singh Colony, Batala. Mangal Singh, Assistant Superintendent, Central Jail, said that during checking in room number 7 of barrack 7, Gurbeant was caught using a phone. Two mobiles were confiscated from Rajnish and Raghu. The police said the accused would be brought on production warrant to ascertain how did they manage to sneak in cell phones inside the high security jail premises. — TNS c m y b Amritsar, May 1 When the Chicago labour movement emerged in 1864, eight-hour work a day was its main demand. With the rise of private and multinational companies, the standard eight–hour work norm has become a dream for most of the workers. Employees of private companies work 12-15 hours a day. Some industrial labourers, associated with Left organisations and government employees, have the privilege to observe the day to criticise the government policies, but the workers doing jobs in shopping malls, call centres, public transport, cellular companies, delivery firms, etc., don’t have any platform to raise their voice for the implementation of labour laws in their respective firms. Government departments have started hiring workers through outsourcing. Most of the contractors harass labourers and don’t follow labour laws. Gurpreet Singh, who works with a telecommunica- Left workers protest in Amritsar on Wednesday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR tion company, said, “Private companies have been violating the labour laws openly. Workers are being forced to work more than eight hours a day without payment for overtime work. Jobs mostly are target-based and employees have to work for 12-15 hours to achieve the same. Jobs in private sector are low-paying and insecure. Workers can’t raise voice against their employers. The situation is not better than 1886, when Chicago workers scarified their lives for the labour laws.” “Several companies have been paying less than the minimum wages set by the government. But they maintain their record as per the government rules. Employees can’t challenge it as they get sacked without any notice,” said another worker. Meanwhile, several labour organisations staged a protest for their rights. Activists associated with Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) demonstrated at the Company Garden.
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