04052019-ATR-01.qxd 5/4/2019 12:11 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE CIVIC BODY SWIMMING POOL LIES DEFUNCT IN GOL BAGH The pool has been lying in disuse since 2016 as the Municipal Corporation has no staff. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF FAKE PASSPORT OFFICE IN CITY Amritsar: Passport officer Munishh Kumar has cautioned the people against anti-social elements who opened a fake passport office and charge fee from NRIs’ estranged wives just to blackmail their husbands. He said people should report about such persons to the passport office. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN AMRITSAR 9 am to 5 pm: Majitha road bypass, SG Enclave, Baba Shri Chand area, Silver Enclave, Gopal Nagar, Gokal Nagar, Dimoand Avenue, Pandori Waraich. FUEL PRICES PETROL ~73.52 DIESEL ~66.10 PAGE 2 PAGE 3 YOU DRAW A BLANK WHEN IT COMES TO BLANK SINGER MIKA ALL SET TO SPONSOR A BUDDING TALENT Despite the twists and turns, attempts to induce adrenaline rush fall flat. Action abounds for sure. MAX 38°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 20°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7:12 PM PAGE 4 Six-year-old Rupsa impressed Mika with her energy and talent in Super Dancer chapter 3. SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:42 AM Bank loses ~40K to robbers No Howrah Mail on May 5 Three armed men target IndusInd Bank’s Ram Tirath branch SATURDAY | 4 MAY 2019 | AMRITSAR Tribune News Service PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 3 Three armed persons with covered faces robbed Ram Tirath branch of IndusInd Bank of Rs 40,000 in broad daylight here on Friday. Senior police officials, including SP (D) Harpal Singh, reached the spot for an investigation. Ironically, the bank did not have any CCTV camera or grill gate installed on its premises. Besides, no security guard was there in the branch. According to police authorities, they had given such reminders to the bank A CCTV grab of the suspects. TRIBUNE PHOTO authorities around three times but even then the latter chose to neglect. They said an investigation was under way while the police stumbled upon a CCTV grab from the area. According to police, there were four employees in the bank. One of the three youths came to the bank and sought information about the formalities for opening an account. He observed the movements in the bank and went away. A few minutes later, he, accompanied by two others, returned and threatened to shoot the employees while demanded cash. All of them had covered their faces. They took Rs 40,000 from the cash counter and fled away. Attari DSP Arun Sharma said the police had registered a case while further investigation was under way. He blamed the bank for “negligence” as it failed take any security measures. Amritsar, May 3 Rail passengers were a harried lot as Howrah Mail was cancelled on Friday. It will off track on May 5 as well. Local businessman Rohit Malhotra said cancelling a major train that covers significant business centres of Kanpur, Varanasi and Kolkatta served a rude shock to traders. He said the owners of the city-based manufacturing units, dealing in textile and gold business, frequently travel by this train. Similarly, migrants also prefer to travel by this train. Cancellation of the train is likely to increase the rush of passengers on other trains. LSpolls: It’s time for symbol game Install CCTV cameras in villages: SSP Tribune News Service Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 3 The ongoing election campaign received an impetus with the release of symbols by the district election authorities here on Friday. There are 30 candidates in fray and most of them are independents. The candidates of established parties are known figures and equally famous are their party symbols. Contrarily, independents have to strive hard among voters to introduce themselves, their vision and their symbols. So, they tend to spice up their campaign with cutouts and photos of their symbols. Sometime, they also take symbols along. For instance, Sham Lal Gandhi was on Friday seen carrying tea kettle to make voters aware of his symbol. BK Sharma’s symbol is air cooler. He also carries an air cooler while campaigning. The owner of two dhabas at the Batala road, Sharma says such an electioneering is convenient for a candidate like him with limited means. Congress’ palm-facing hand is a well-known symbol. Similar, is the case with the symbol (lotus) of the BJP . Over a brief period of time, AAP too has managed to popularise its symbol – broom. Autodriver Mahinderjit Singh ‘Bakri’ has received Amritsar, May 3 Vikram Jeet Duggal, SSP , Amritsar Rural, has urged people in rural areas, especially panchayats, to install CCTV cameras at main chowks and prominent streets in order to nail drug peddlers as well as those responsible for other crimes. The SSP held a series of meetings with senior police Independent candidate BK Sharma's supporters carry an air cooler, his poll symbol; and (below) Sham Lal Gandhi shows a kettle and seeks support during electioneering. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR sewing machine as symbol. Contesting election, as he has been doing so for the past several decades, is a craze for him. However, he is a little disappointed with people who do not take independents seriously. “All leading political parties have betrayed people,” he adds. Other independents include Mohinder Singh Namdhari (harmonium), Balwinder Singh (pen drive), Jaspal Singh (door handle), Chan Singh Banka (football), Chand Kumar (pants), Gautam (ship), Kabal Singh (briefcase), Harjinder Singh (stamp), Surjit Singh (carpet), Suman Singh (ludo), Shub- Regularity, dedication his mantra Divya Sharma Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 3 With the culmination of his school life, 18-year-old Thakur Makhijani has decided to follow his practice of attending classes regularly in his college life as well. Makhijani, a student of DAV Public School, has been regular to his school from pre-nursery till Class XII. He scored 95.5% (commerce) in CBSE Class XII the results of which were declared on Thursday. He credits his success to his habit of going daily to the school. He missed a few classes only to take part in inter-school competitions. During his days in junior classes, he had two half days because of his health. He has numerous certificates from school for his highest attendance over the years. “The habit to attend regular school developed in me as I DAV Public School Principal Neera Sharma offers sweets to Thakur Makhijani. TRIBUNE PHOTO was appreciated for my highest attendance. I fell in love with my school and didn’t want to miss it for anything. Once I was the only student to attend a subject session in Class XII. The entire class was absent,” he says. Thakur shares his fond memory of attending the school even while suffering high fever and a hairline fracture. “I attended school even when I had fever as high as 104. My father used to drop me daily to school when I suffered a facture. I have learnt discipline and importance of guidance of teachers,” he adds. His father Jaiprakash Makhijani is a businessman and mother Indu Makhijani a homemaker. He wishes to become an entrepreneur. He aspires to pursue his education from a Mumbaibased institute. Jaiprakash Makhijani said, “Earlier, I used to make sure that he is regular in his school but as grew up he made regularity a habit.” DAV Public School Principal Neera Sharma said, “I feel proud of him. He is a rare student. He is an inspiration for others.” ham Kumar (computer) and Sunil Kumar Mattu (utensil). 3 fired at over ‘wrong’ parking Amritsar, May 3 A minor dispute over bike parking took an ugly turn in Dashmesh Avenue in Nava Pind village when two persons opened fire, injuring three youths on Friday. Those injured were identified as Harsimran Singh of Dhande village, Amarjit Singh of Hakimbeg village and Harsh Dogra of Fatehgarh Churian. They were rushed to a hospital. The police have registered a case of murder bid against Luvkaran Singh and his father Jagjit Singh of Dashmesh Avenue. Iqbal Singh, SHO, Jhander police station, said the victims were going to attend a ceremony. Upon reaching the street near their destination, they had an argument with the accused over a “wrongly” parked motorcycle. Amid the verbal duel, the accused opened fire at them. The SHO said the accused fled the scene. — TNS c m y b officials and visited almost all the police stations after taking over the charge of Amritsar Rural after the shifting of Parampal Singh on the directions of the Election Commission of India (ECI). He asked police officials to hold meeting with the village panchayats and encourage them to install CCTV cameras. “This will not only help in bringing down the crime rate, but also stemming the problem of drug abuse,” he said. CCTV cameras will also act as strong evidence against drug peddlers. He also directed the police officials to hold weekly meetings with watchmen working in villages to get information regarding the anti-social elements. He asked them to hold checking at hotels, inns and sarais. Such places should ensure that they have CCTV cameras in working state. They should also ensure taking the identity proofs of those staying there, he said. According to Duggal, the police force should remain vigilant in view of the upcoming parliamentary polls in the state. He said more paramilitary personnel would arrive soon and they would be deputed at sensitive places.
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