07052019-ATR-01.qxd 5/7/2019 12:26 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 BSF SOLDIERS GIVE LIFE LESSONS TO CHILDREN Select BSF personnel posted at the Attari Joint Check-post (JCP) offer life lessons to children. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF 2 HELD WITH HEROIN, DRUG MONEY Amritsar: The Amritsar rural police have arrested two persons and seized 255 gm of heroin, besides Rs 3.20 lakh of drug money, from their possession. Those arrested were identified as Harnam Singh of Bath village and Angrej Singh of Gandiwind Saran village in Tarn Taran. A police team headed by ASI Baljit received information at Chowk Mehta checkpoint that the duo were involved in drug trafficking and going to Batala from Rayya side in a car (PB-02-BK-0606). The informer told that they were carrying a huge quantity of drugs. The police team intercepted the car and during checking found 255 gm heroin, besides a cash of Rs 3.20 lakh, from their possession. The police impounded the car. SSP Vikram Jeet Duggal said that the accused were brought on police remand for further investigation. The police were ascertaining the source of contraband. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered in this regard. TNS ACTRESS KALKI KOECHLIN TO JOIN SACRED GAMES 2 PAGE 3 PEARL V PURI TO PLAY LEAD IN EKTA KAPOOR’S NEW SHOW Actors Kalki Koechlin to be part of the cast of the much-awaited second season of Sacred Games. MAX 42°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C | MIN 18°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:14 PM Ekta Kapoor is all set to showcase another love story titled Bepanah Pyaar, starring Pearl V Puri and Aparna Dixit. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:39 AM TUESDAY | 7 MAY 2019 | AMRITSAR Anushka, Nivedita shine in Class X exams Divya Sharma Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 6 City students have brought laurels to the district in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class X results declared on Monday. Anushka Sharma, a student of Bhavan’s SL Public School, topped the city with 98.8 per cent marks. Nivedita Sharma, also of Bhavan’s SL Public School, followed her with 98.4 per cent to come second while Gurleen Kaur Badesha, a student of the Millennium School, Manvi Sharma of Shri Ram Ashram Public School and Priyanka Bhalla of DAV International School, ranked third jointly with 98.2 per cent marks in the city. Inspired by her parents, Anushka, wants to become a doctor. Her parents, Dr Anil Sharma and Dr Savita Sharma, are both practising doctors. Anushka is thankful to her teachers and parents for motivating her constantly. “My goal is to become a doctor. I want to take admission in AIIMS. I used to dedicate five-six hours daily for self- Anushka Sharma Nivedita Sharma Students of Spring Dale Senior School take a selfie in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR study. My teachers motivated me to perform better and set a goal,” said Anushka Sharma. Nivedita Sharma, daughter of Sunita Kumari and Brajesh Kumar, of the same school, not only scored beyond her expectations, but also stood second in the city. “It was beyond my expectations. I was expecting 95 per cent. I will be opting for the science stream as my target is to be a doctor.” added Nivedita. She credits her success to her maternal uncle Praveen Kumar. Gurleen Kaur Badesha, a student of the Millennium School, Manvi Sharma of Shri Ram Ashram Public School and Priyanka Bhalla Firm support of DAV International School ranked third with 98.2 per cent. They were overjoyed with their marks. Priyanka Bhalla, of DAV International School, will be taking humanities in the future as she wants to become a civil servant and serve the people. Her father Sheetal Bhalla is a businessman, and mother Riya Bhalla, a homemaker. She advises the students to stick to the NCERT syllabus and stay focused. “I want to pursue law and appear in UPSC examination to become an IAS officer. I want to serve the nation,” said Bhalla. Though the results are not as per the expectations, she will try to make it up in her Class XII Boards. Gurleen Kaur Badesha, a student of the Millennium School, expressed her happiness as at 98.2 per cent. Her father Sarbjit Singh Badesha is a businessman and mother Kamaljit Kaur a dentist “I used to study for threefour hours with specific hours designated for a particular subject. My teachers had high hopes from me. Being regular to school, self-study helped me score well,” said Badesha. Manvi Sharma of Shri Ram Ashram Public School wants to be a researcher. Her father Rajesh Sharma is a school teacher and mother Shikha Sharma a housewife. On her choice of career, she feels the country needs people from other professions as well, not just doctors and engineers. “There was no stress as such, but I expected at least 95 per cent. I am happy with my results. My father is a chemistry teacher and I want to be a researcher. I will focus on organic chemistry,” said Manvi. Notably, Manvi and Anuksha are first cousins. The family expressed happiness over their achievement. Canvassing goes noiseless as dhol-dhamaka and frills missing in Lok Sabha election Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Congress supporters carry CM Capt Amarinder Singh’s posters and cut-outs during a Congress rally in Jandiala in Amritsar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Amritsar, May 6 The ‘dhol-dhamaka’ usually associated with electioneering is missing this season as campaigning has evolved over the years. The loudspeaker-mounted auto-rickshaws urging people to vote for ‘parhe likhe, soojhwan ate har man-pyare umeedwar’ (educated, wise and popular candidate) are missing from the streets. So are the frills which could be seen fluttering in every nook and corner of the city even after the results were announced. The dholis which were earlier a part of every election campaign groups and announced the arrival of candidates in the streets too have become a rare sight. The electorate too seems to be enjoying the noise-free campaign- PAGE 4 ing as they appreciate the change and attribute it to a strict check on election expenditure and need for permission to use the loudspeakers. The restrictions have taken the colour off the campaigns but the form has acquired a different shape, the nuances not getting lost, only becoming slightly submerged beneath the surface. Election after election, people have seen loudspeakermounted rickshaws going full throttle and now when they are no more to be seen, they wonder if the candidates are not canvassing too hard. “There had been elections when loudspeakers of candidates ran through the streets disturbing people all through the day. Now, it seems that elections have become quite noiseless,” said Surjit Singh, an elderly. The residents said the Internet and mobile phones have taken centre stage in the campaigning which has its own positive and negatives. In another change, the candidates were also seen visiting public places like parks to meet and woo people who usually do not prefer to attend a political gathering. “Usually, the gathering for a political meet is arranged by the local leaders and so the chances of a tough question from the audience are rare. With the leaders going to the public and non-political places, they would at least get to know the aspirations of the people,” said Sanjeev Puri, a retired principal, while speaking about the change that has come about. However, the mobile and Internet users are getting an overdose of political mes- sages. “The other day, I was playing a video game on the mobile phone. In the middle of it was a political advertisement. It is annoying,” said Kamaljit, a student. It may be mentioned that the Election Commission rules require the candidates to seek permission for the use of loudspeakers. In the application for permission, the candidates are also required to mention the time for which the loudspeaker would be used. In case of any violation, the voters can easily file a complaint through C-vigil mobile application which is proving to be a deterrent for the political parties. The need for permission and a strict check on violations have helped in checking the noise pollution during the elections, said an official of the district administration. Missing MBBS student found in Nanded Sahib Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 6 Monarch Bedi, who went missing on Sunday morning, was found from Nanded Sahib in Maharashtra this evening. Monarch, an MBBS student at Government Medical College, is physically challenged and his scooter was found from the railway station premises. Footage from the CCTVs installed at the railway station showed him at platform number 4-5 alongside a train yesterday morning. Since then, he was untraceable, said Sandeep Kumar Malik, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police. As per investigations conducted so far, the location of his mobile phone was found near Mustafabad area and his mobile was later found to be switched off. “We are looking into this,” said Malik. According to the information available, Monarch Bedi is the only son of his parents, who arrived in the city following the information. Both his parents were government employee posted in Jammu. Originally, the family belongs to Pathankot district. Gaurav Wadhawan, a relative of the victim, said on Sunday morning, they were on way to Pathankot and came to meet him. “However, here we came to know that he had left the hostel room at around 3.54 am and had not returned. His scooter was later found parked at the railway station premises. At around 4.05 am, he was seen at railway platform 4-5,” Wadhawan said. “Since then, there was no trace of him and repeated attempt to call him on his phone also failed,” he said, adding that a note was also found from his hostel room in which he wrote that he was going to end his life and that the police should not harass his friends. “The entire family and relatives are worried about him,” he said. “Our priority is to first trace him though nothing was clear from the note found from his room. We are looking into each train that departed during the period he was present at the railway station. His picture was also circulated all over Punjab and shared with the police and railway officials,” the ADCP said. Hardeep Puri reaches out Civic body employees protest Road accident claims two lives to voters in rural areas non-payment of salaries Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 6 BJP candidate for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Hardeep Singh Puri visited villages in a whirlwind tour of Rajasansi assembly segment of the Lok Sabha constituency today and addressed gatherings. Puri visited Vaniaeke, Kohala, Lopoke, Lodhigujjar, Sarangra and other villages. He was accompanied by former Uttarkhand Chief Minister ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, BJP leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina and SAD leader Veer Singh Lopoke. Speaking on the occasion, Arushi Nishank said Amritsar would never get a candidate as intellectual and educated as Hardeep Singh Puri. He said Puri has been deeply associated with Amritsar as all development works being under- taken by the Union government were overseen by his ministry. He appealed to the voters to vote for Puri so that he can serve as the voice of the people in parliament. Addressing the gathering, Puri said the Congress government had gone back on its promise of waiving the debt of farmers. He said the government has waived the loan of only five per cent farmers and major sections of the society have not received any benefit. Puri said instead of showing any seriousness on the issue of drugs, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had only been politicising it and claiming that the problem would be solved within a month. But nothing has been done even two years after the Congress government came to power in the state, he added. Meanwhile, Congress can- didate Gurjit Singh Aujla too addressed the people at various places and attended a massive rally organised by Majitha Congress in charge Sukhjinderraj Singh Lalli. Addressing the gathering, Aujla said the BJP had acquired power in the country by speaking lies to the people. He said small business has been hit hard during the five years of BJP rule. Aujla quipped that BJP candidate Puri would be able to enjoy the hospitality of the local people only till May 23 as the people have already decided to vote for the Congress. He said that in Majitha, a large number of politically motivated cases were registered against the common people in 10 years of SAD-BJP rule in the state and that the people have decided to avenge the injustice on May 19, the day of polling. Our Correspondent MC employees raise slogans in Tarn Taran on Monday. PHOTO: GURBAXPURI Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, May 6 Employees of the local Municipal Council (MC) on Monday protested against the non-payment of their salaries for the last more than three months. The protesters parked their tractortrailers filled with garbage in front of the municipal council office. Safai sewaks, sanitary c m y b workers and other clerical employees of the MC participated in the protest. Romesh Kumar Shergill and other leaders of the employees condemned officials of the municipal council for their poor administration, which has resulted in the non-payment of their salary. The normal traffic was remained disrupted as the tractor-trolleys filled with garbage were parked in front of the MC office. MC officials assured the agitating employees that their salary would be released by Tuesday. The agitators warned MC officials that if their salary was not released they would begin their agitation from May 10. The agitators raised slogans against the state government and officials of the Municipal Council . Tarn Taran, May 6 A man and his 12-year-old son died on the spot while another son of the deceased, 14, received serious injuries in a road accident on Harike-Patti road near Bhathe Bhaini village, 40 km from here last night. The injured boy has been admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar, where his condition was said to be improving. The accident occurred when a speeding car hit the motorcycle from the front. The three were riding the bike. The Harike police have registered a case under Sections 304-A, 279, 427, 337 and 338 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the driver of the car.The car driver has been identified as Anil Kumar of Patti town. ASI Swinderpal Singh, Investigating Officer (IO), 12-year-old Manpreet Singh said the deceased has been identified as Jasbir Singh (35) of Bhagupur village and his son Manpreet Singh. The condition of the injured boy, Arashdeep Singh, was improving in the hospital. The deceased Jasbir Singh was coming back from Nadohar village after attending a marriage along with his sons when they met with the accident. The car driver managed to escape from the spot.
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