09052019-ATR-01.qxd 5/9/2019 12:29 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE AAP ACCUSES BJP CANDIDATE OF EMBEZZLEMENT PAGE 2 Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal says funds meant for Central schemes misappropriated. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF ARRANGEMENTS SPECIAL FOR DISABLED VOTERS PAGE 3 CITIZENSHIP ROW: AKSHAY KUMAR GETS SUPPORT Akshay Kumar thanks Kiren Rijiju for coming out in his support following controversy over his citizenship. MAX 41°C | MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 41°C | MIN 20°C SUNSET THURSDAY 7:16 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:38 AM CLASS X Nine students from the district make it to merit list MEETING ON HRIDAY PROJECTS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~73.35 DIESEL ~66.04 THURSDAY | 9 MAY 2019 | AMRITSAR Girls run the show as PSEB results out Students and staff of Shri Guru Hargobind Senior Secondary School, Saido Lehal, celebrate their feat on Wednesday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Divya Sharma Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 8 The achievers, who had been in a brown study since the culmination of the examination, burst into celebrations as the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) declared the Class X results on Wednesday. Nine students of the district have made it to the merit list. Khushpreet Kaur stood third in the state and topped the district with 99.08% marks, followed by Navpreet Kaur (98.62%) and Naazdeep Kaur (98.31%), who stood second and third in the district. Navpreet’s state-level rank is eighth while that of Naazdeep is tenth. All three girls are students of Shri Guru Hargobind Senior Secondary School, Saido Lehal, Mehta road. Harsh Dhunna of Jagat Jyoti Model High School and Harpreet Kaur of Jeevan Jyoti Public High School, Chheharta, ranked 11th with 98.15%. Navneet Kaur of Sarv Shakti Public School, Shahid Udham Singh Nagar; Khushdeep Kaur of Shri Guru Hargobind Senior Secondary School, Saido Lehal, Mehta road; and Akashdeep Singh of Amber Public Senior Secondary School stood 13th with 97.85% marks. Jasleen Kaur (97.54%) of Spring Fields Public School stood 15th. Sharing her success mantra, Khushpreet stressed self-study. Her mother Jasbir Kaur is a housewife, father Gursewak Singh, an Army man. Navpreet, who studied for five hours daily, wants to be a doctor. Naazdeep Kaur is keen on becoming a fashion PAGE 4 John will be the new addition to the existing cast — Matthew Rhys and Tatiana Maslany — who play leads. Amritsar: Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Electoral Officer Shivdular Singh Dhillon has said special arrangements had been made for a total of 6,101 disabled voters in the district on the directions of the Election Commission of India (ECI). The polling booths would have ramps, potable water and volunteers of the NCC and NSS to escort them. He said the ECI also had an app ‘PwD’ which can be downloaded from ‘play store’. Physically challenged voters can use it to book wheelchairs or to secure any other facility. TNS Amritsar: The Municipal Corporation (MC) will come up with public-private partnership for revenue generation from restaurants in the old DC building and other buildings. It was discussed at a meeting of a committee of the National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY). The committee has decided to publish a coffee table book about the historic monuments in the city. Several other issues has been discussed during the meeting. TNS JOHN LITHGOW JOINS HBO SERIES PERRY MASON designer. Their family members were beaming with pride over the achievement of their kids. The students celebrated their achievement with DEO (Secondary) Salwinder Singh Samra, Deputy DEOs, Rajesh Sharma, Harbhagwant Singh and other officials of the Education Department. Amritsar district has improved its pass percentage from 57.5 to 85.86 in the matriculation. School Education Minister OP Soni also extended best wishes to the students. Pedagogical dream of third ranker Amritsar, May 8 Ranked third in the academic category of the Punjab School Education Board’s (PSEB) Class X results, Khushpreet Kaur wants to be a mathematics professor. A student of Shri Guru Hargobind Senior Secondary School, Saido Lehal, Mehta road, her aim was to be on the merit list, but reaching among the state toppers is beyond her expectations. She secured 99.08%. “I worked towards securing a seat on the merit list, but to be declared one of the state toppers is unbelievable. I am very happy and thankful to my teachers, family members for their constant sup- port,” said a grinning Khushpreet Kaur. Her grandfather Jaswant Singh said, “I am proud of her. We chose a private school near our village to give her good education. She has burnt the midnight oil.” Kaur focused on self-study and did not take any tuition. “I used to get up at 5.30 am, study for an hour prior to school. I went to school regularly. I did not take any tuition,” Kaur travelled 5 km every day from her Manga Sarai village by school bus. Her father Gursewak Singh is an Army man and mother Jasbir Kaur a housewife. She expressed her gratitude towards her joint family for its contribution to her success. — TNS Naazdeep, Khushpreet and Navpreet celebrate their success in Amritsar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Man duped of ~18 lakh Amritsar, May 8 Harcharan Singh of Paidewal village has accused a family of duping him to the tune of Rs 18 lakh on the pretext of getting his son settled in Canada. The police have registered a case against the suspects, but no arrest has been made so far. Those booked have been identified as Prabhdyal Singh, his two sons Paramjit Singh and Harpal Singh and Paramjit’s wife Chahat Chandok, all residents of Rose Avenue, Ram Tirath road. Harcharan Singh submitted a complaint against them with the Amritsar rural police in March. He alleged that the accused took Rs 18 lakh from him to send his son Gurlove Singh to Canada. They gave some documents which were found fake during verification, he added. Harcharan said the accused neither send his son abroad nor returned the money. A probe was conducted by the Ajnala DSP who recommended registration of a case after obtaining legal opinion from the district attorney. Police authorities said that a case under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 120 of the IPC and Section 13 of the Punjab Travel Professional Regulation Act had been registered against them. The police said raids were on to nab the culprits who had been evading arrest since the registration of case. — TNS Shining sportsman’s academic domination Aiyer: Cong committed to strengthening country Divya Sharma Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 8 Standing tall at 6”4.5, Harnoor Singh Sandhu, a student of Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School, GT Road, has scored 96.6% in Class X while being an active sportsperson throughout the year. Harnoor dreams of being an Olympian. The young lad believes that sports and studies go hand in hand. He said, “Sports and education go together. The concept of being good in one is flawed. In other countries, most of the players are educated professionals. I want to be a Harnoor Singh Sandhu shows his medals. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR sportsperson and also an engineer.” Harnoor says that he reached just five days before his pre-board examination and left immediately after that to participate in games. He has been a discus thrower since Class VI. His father Rajbinder Singh Sandhu and mother Kanwaljit Singh Sandhu are teachers and have been supportive of his choices. “I remember my father telling me that one has to be physically fit as well as good in studies. There is no alternative. My grandfather Karam Singh Sandhu retired from the Army and he too particpated in sports.” Harnoor had a fixed schedule. He used to give an hour to his schoolwork, followed by four-five hours to playground, and only two hours at night for self-study every day. “I used to set goals and complete them. I have been a regular schoolgoer. I did not take tuition.” He has won a gold medal in state school athletic championship. He set a new record of 53-04 mt. He also stood fifth in the National Youth Althetics Championship in February. Amritpal Kaur, sports in charge, said, “He has been a regular and dedicated student. He is sincere towards his game as well as studies.” He is thankful to teachers, parents and loved ones for their support. He feels that sports has made him an emotionally and mentally strong disciplinarian. Fair sex fails to make Residents unhappy over a mark in city politics ‘ignored’ local projects Ferozepur rail connectivity, IT park yet to see the light of day Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Daswinder Kaur is the only woman candidate from the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 8 As many as 30 candidates are in the fray for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat and only one among them is female. Despite having a provision for women reservation in the local bodies besides nationwide debate over empowerment of women in politics, it seems that the fair sex has failed to get a fair share, at least in the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency. CPI leader Daswinder Kaur, backed by the Punjab Democratic Alliance, is nowadays busy with her poll campaign. continued on page 2 Amritsar, May 8 With the electioneering at peak as the Lok Sabha polls in Punjab are barely two weeks away, people want the BJP to explain its stand on the “ignored” Central Government-announced projects. Several project, such as Amritsar-Ferozepur railway line, Post Graduate National Institute of Horticulture Research and Education, construction of a separate building and appointment of a regular head of the IIM-Amritsar, a software technology park, haven’t seen the light of day. Kulwant Singh Ankhi, retired government school principal, says, “Even several years after the allocation of railway budget for laying the rail tracks between Patti (Tarn Taran) and Makhu (Ferozepur), the project remains only on paper.” The proposed 25.47-km stretch will cost Rs 1,500 crore to Rs 2,000 crore. As per norms, the total cost of the project is to be shared by the Railway Ministry and the state government. The rail link is likely to reduce the distance from Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir to Mumbai by about 250 km. It will also shorten the distance between Amritsar and Ferozepur from 118 km to 86 km. Another citizen, Prof Mohan Singh, says the IIM-Amritsar became functional a few years ago from the campus of Punjab Institute of Technology, but having its own campus appears to be distant dream. c m y b Even its director has not been appointed in these years. A progressive farmer, Kuljit Singh, said an inordinate delay in setting up the ambitious Post Graduate National Institute of Horticulture Research and Education here has hurt the interests of farmers. The institute will be established by Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR) in collaboration with the Punjab government. “Local farmers are trapped in the vicious cycle of wheat and paddy. The government is encouraging farmers to opt for crop diversification, but it has failed to achieve desired results so far. Establishment of a horticulture institute will enhance farmers’ income,” he said. continued on page 2 Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyer (second from left), along with Gurjeet Singh Aujla, meets Bar Association members in Amritsar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 8 Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyer has said that the ongoing Lok Sabha elections are the most crucial for the country as compared to the polls held in the history of the independent India. The former external affairs and petroleum minister addressed members of the Amritsar Bar Association at the district courts while canvassing for party candidate Gurjeet Singh Aujla on Wednesday. He said these elections would determine the future of the nation as the contest was between the “secular and divisive” forces. He criticised the BJP and its leaders for spreading “hatred” in the country. Aiyer said the Congress was committed to strengthening the country and its social fabric. He reminded the people of the hardships caused due to the GST and ❝ These elections will determine the future of the nation as the contest is between the secular and divisive forces. Surgical strikes were conducted during previous governments, but the same were never used for political gains. ❞ demonetisation. He said the surgical strikes were conducted during previous governments several times, but the same were never used for political gains. Meanwhile, Aujla exhorted the lawyers to support him as they knew his works better than the common people. He asked them to send the best lawyer to the Parliament. “Being lawyers, you know the worth of a good lawyer. So I request you to send the best lawyer to present the city’s case before the Parliament,” he said. Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Aujla said, “Every person has a right to grow in life. I wish tea-sellers own restaurants or further Mani Shankar Aiyer, SENIOR CONGRESS LEADER ❝ Every person has a right to grow in life. I wish tea-sellers own restaurants or further open hotels. But he should never be made a PM again. ❞ Gurjeet Singh Aujla, CONGRESS CANDIDATE open hotels. But he should never be made a PM again.” Later, Aujla also attended meetings organised by the ‘arhtiya’ association. The Congress also got support from Muslim leader Mohammad Yousif Malik who had contested LS polls in 2014 as Samajwadi Party candidate. Yousif joined the Congress and extended support to Aujla.
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