09022021-ATR-01.qxd 2/8/2021 10:59 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE JALANDHAR BRUSH ASIDE DOABA, MOHALI TROUNCE LUDHIANA Jalandhar and Mohali won their fixtures during the AGA Gold Cup cricket tournament (under -19) on Monday. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY PAGE 2 ARJUN RAMPAL TO STAR WITH KONKONA SEN IN THE RAPIST PAGE 3 The movie will see Arjun opposite Konkona , bringing them together for the second time after Meridian Lines. MAX 23°C | MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23°C | MIN 7°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:12 PM SHOWN THE DOOR: ARSHI GETS EVICTED FROM BIGG BOSS HOUSE PAGE 4 Arshi, who had entered the show as a challenger in December, got the least number of votes among those nominated. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:17 AM TUESDAY | 9 FEBRUARY 2021 | AMRITSAR 7 stray pups ‘poisoned’ to death in Rani Ka Bagh area, four critical Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 8 As many as 11 stray puppies were allegedly poisoned by unidentified persons here on Sunday night, of which four are fighting for life and are under treatment, while the remaining seven have died. The incident occurred in a public park located near Punjab Cabinet Minister Om Parkash Soni’s residence in the posh Rani Ka Bagh locality. The incident came to light when area residents informed the Anti-Crime and Animal Protection Association headed by Dr Rohan Mehra about the incident. He along with his team members immediately reached the spot and rushed four puppies for treatment. The doctor attending them said their condition was serious. Dr Rohan pointed out that Dr Rohan Mehra along with his team at the park where the canines were allegedly poisoned in Amritsar. unidentified persons apparently served them food laced with poison. The carcasses of these pups were found in different parts of the park in the morning. The association while con- demning the incident said a complaint had been lodged with the Rani Ka Bagh police station for registering an FIR and identifying the person who committed the cruel act. “Area residents were perturbed over the incident, as they used to feed these puppies. They were shocked to see their bodies lying in different parts of the park and informed our volunteers,” said Dr Rohan, demanding the registration of a criminal case against the accused. “We do hope that the police would investigate sincerely and arrest the accused. The cops will find a clue after going through the CCTV cameras in the locality and near the park,” he said. ASI Bhupinder Singh, investigating officer, said the case was being registered and the matter was being investigated. WE ARE CLOSED: The locked ultrasound centre at the Amritsar Civil Hospital on Monday. It’s an emergency! Shortage of radiologists: Ultrasound services at Civil Hospital are unavailable for the patients Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service INBRIEF EMPLOYEE OF DC OFFICE BOOKED Tarn Taran: Karwinder Singh Cheema, an employee of the Deputy Commissioner’s office, was booked in another case of preparing fake arms licences here on Sunday. He was already facing a number of criminal cases under the same charges. In the present case registered by the Patti Sadar police, besides Karwinder Singh, his another associate Kanwaljit Singh of Bhaini Gurmukh Singh, too, was nominated accused. A case under Sections 465, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC was registered. Three months ago, Karwinder was booked for issuing 400 fake arms licences after collecting huge amounts and was booked. OC TWO KILLED IN ROAD MISHAP Amritsar: Two youths were killed and as many injured when the motorcycles they were riding collided with each other on the Chogawan-Kohali road here on Sunday night. The deceased were identified as Jasbir Singh (22) of Kohali village and Vishal Singh of Chogawan village. According to information, Vishal Singh was married around eight months ago. Both victims were killed on the spot, while one of the injured was stated to be critical and rushed to a hospital. However, the police said they did not have information regarding the accident. TNS FARMERS’ JATHA LEAVES FOR DELHI Robbers’ gang busted, 4 arrested Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 8 The Beas police on Monday claimed to have busted a gang of robbers by arresting its four members who allegedly used to loot cash and other valuables from commuters after finding them alone on the road. The accused were identified as Bhupinder Singh of Naushehra Pannuan, Ravisher Singh, Inderjit Singh and Baaz Singh, all residents of Sheron village. Their fifth accomplice Akashdeep managed to escape. The police recovered an air pistol, three expensive mobile phones, sharp and Four members of a robbers’ gang in Beas police custody on Monday. blunt weapons from their possession. They were travelling in a car (DL-2C-R-1735) when they were intercepted at a checkpoint on the main GT Road here on Sunday. They were going towards the Tarn Taran side. ASI Balkar Singh, investigating officer in the case, said they got specific information that the accused used to rob commuters travelling on main highways. They had committed several robberies in Ludhiana earlier and now they were planning more in Rayya. When a police team signalled him to stop, the accused tried to get away. However, they were intercepted while Akashdeep managed to run. A case under Sections 399 and 402 of the IPC has been registered against them. The police have started interrogation after a court remanded them for police custody. SUNIL KUMAR Amritsar, February 8 Owing to the huge shortage of radiologists in the public health centre, the ultrasound services are unavailable for the patients at the Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs Memorial Civil Hospital here. The insiders at the hospital stated that the ultrasound scan centre is lying closed since the start of Covid-19 pandemic as the then radiologist had joined Government Medical College as a senior resident. For around 10 months now, the patients are forced to get their scans conducted from private scan centres which charge more fee than the government hospitals do. The ultrasound scans are importantly required in monitoring neo-natal health during pregnancies. Besides, the test is also used to diagnose many other problems of ❝ The radiologists are not ready to join government hospitals as they have much better earning prospects at private centres. Further, they are not required to perform medico-legal duties, which sometimes mean visiting courts. A senior doctor ❞ the abdominal area. A senior doctor on the condition of anonymity said, “The radiologists are not ready to join government hospitals as they have much better earning prospects at private centres. Further, they are not required to perform medico-legal duties which sometimes mean visiting courts.” He added even if a radiologist somehow joins public sector, he prefers to leave due to comparatively poor working conditions. If JBMM Civil Hospital, which is one of the best district hospitals in state and has bagged many awards at national level is unable to ensure ultrasound scan services, the condition at other hospitals can imagined easily. Senior Medical Officer at JBMM Civil Hospital Dr Chandan Mohan said, “There is huge shortage of radiologists.” He added that to ensure pregnant women get the scanning facilities the Health Department has signed a contract with a private diagnostic centre. “The arrangement has been made under Jnani Shishu Suraksha Yojna and centre would be paid by the department while pregnant woman would get free scan facility,” he said. The official claimed that the service for pregnant women resumed on Monday. ‘The Cancelled Honeymoon’ Take instructions of women panel brings audience back to theatre seriously or face music: PSWC head Amritsar, February 8 The Drama Club in collaboration with Voice of Amritsar staged the play ‘The Cancelled Honeymoon’. The play was written by Palak Kundra and directed by Suvidha Duggal and had star cast, including Arvinder Chamak, Indu Aurora, Rachit Sarpal and others. Highlighting the core issue of dealing with the lockdown and ensuing challenges that were truly felt last year, the play also highlighted the dilemma of living a privileged life. Lead actors Suvidha Dug- gal and Anmol played a couple who are forced to leave their lives of comfort and privilege and are faced with sudden grind of life as the lockdown is announced. As their comforts give way to more realistic struggles of life, the cracks start to appear in their relationships followed by despair. The supporting star cast, too, played their part well in carrying forward a story that resonated with audience. Suvidha said that the entire cast and team of the play took a risk by organising a live per- formance for the first time after reopening. “It was a risk as we did not know if the audience would want to be back to live theatre. But we got a great response and gave break in between the play for the audience to refresh themselves. I hope that theatre gets back on track with more such plays and audience in given time as the lockdown had hit the fraternity badly.” The play was also streamed live on social media and has been uploaded on YouTube channel for wider reach. — TNS Tarn Taran: Farmers’ Jatha under the banner of Kisan Sangharsh Committee, Punjab (Kot Budha), from border area Toot village left for Delhi Morcha on Monday. Harbhal Singh, Sawaran Singh and other leaders while addressing the occasion called on farmers to be united as the Union Government had accepted its defeat and was left with no option other than suppressing the farmers’ agitation by converting the dharna site into an open jail. The leaders appealed them to remain peaceful. The farmers left in tractor-trolleys with rainproof makeshifts. OC DRAMA UNFOLDING: Artistes enact a scene from a play at the Art Gallery in Amritsar. VISHAL KUMAR c m y b Manisha Gulati listens to grievances of women in border areas Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 8 Punjab State Women Commission’s (PSWC) Chairperson Manisha Gulati held a Lok Adalat at the local Police Lines here on Monday wherein she listened to the grievances of victims who came from border areas. Speaking to mediapersons, she pointed out that the women police stations were bound to follow and implement the instructions regarding a case issued by the commission in letter and spirit, but it has come to light that the police stations, including women police stations, ignore the same. She warned that punitive action would be recommended against the officials, who overlook the instructions passed by the commission. She also pointed out that in order to facilitate the victims belonging to five districts of border belt who could not go to Chandigarh for lodging complaints or during hearings in their cases, the PSWC would set up a camp office in Amritsar so that maximum of victims could approach the com- Punjab Women Commission’s chairperson Manisha Gulati (R) talks to a victim in Amritsar on Monday. mission for help. She further added that it would also recommend the Punjab government for appointing professional counsellors so that both the aggrieved parties could be counselled for reaching a mutual consent for resolving the dispute and saving the families from breaking up. She said a majority of cases coming to the State Women Commission were of domestic violence. She also said such cases were rising and this was a cause of concern. MAN DESERTS WIFE SUFFERING FROM SKIN DISEASE Komal, a resident of Makhanwindi village, lodged a complaint with the PSWC, while alleging that she got married to an Army man in June last year. She alleged after three months of marriage, he left her as she was suffering from a skin ailment. She also alleged that her husband also got her one month pregnancy aborted. She said her family had informed about the skin disease to her husband before the marriage. She alleged her husband was demanding a car in dowry but her father could not meet the illegitimate demand. She said though they lodged a complaint with the police, it did nothing. She alleged an uncle of her husband was in the police who was threatening of lodging false cases against her family.
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