16022021-ATR-01.qxd 2/15/2021 10:55 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE AAP FLAYS VIOLENCE DURING POLL, SAYS CAPT SHOULD QUIT PAGE 2 The Aam Aadmi Party condemned the violence in Punjab during the civic poll and the attack on AAP workers. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF 18 FRESH CASES REPORTED IN DIST Amritsar: With 18 new positive cases reported by the Health Department, the total count of cases in the district has increased to 15,247 on Monday. The district authorities have not reported any death in the past 24 hours. The new cases include 12 influenza-like illness cases and six contacts of positive patients. Meanwhile, with the recovery of nine patients, the recovery count has increased to 14,474. The district, at present, has a total of 187 active cases. TNS TWO BOOKED FOR ~4.5-LAKH FRAUD Amritsar: The city police have booked two persons for allegedly cheating a local resident of ~4.5 lakh for getting her daughter admitted to the Government Medical College, Baramati (Maharashtra ) under the EWS category. One of those booked is NK Joshi, reportedly an employee of Director-General Labour Welfare, Counselling Department, while the other has been identified as Kunal Mahesh Singh of Lakshmi Nagar, New Delhi. Ritu Bala of Chheharta filed a complaint with the police in October 2019. The police registered a case under Sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC against the duo. TNS SOUTH INDIAN STARS DARLING & MILANA NAGARAJ GET HITCHED Darling Krishna and Milana Nagaraj, who were seen together in Love Mocktail, got married in Bengaluru. MAX 20°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23°C | MIN 10°C NCC ANNUAL TRAINING CAMP Amritsar: A combined annual training camp by 24-Punjab Battalion, NCC, concluded at Khalsa College of Engineering and Technology (KCET). Cadets from various colleges and schools from the region took part in the camp and got training in weapon handling, map-reading and drill along with personality development. Dr Manju Bala, director, KCET, said the aim of the camp was to instill a sense of unity, patriotism, team work and discipline among the cadets. TNS SUNSET TUESDAY 6:18 PM PAGE 4 Aniruddh got married to Shubhi in 2015. Shubhi Ahuja was seen in the TV show Y.A.R.O Ka Tashan with Aniruddh Dave. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:10 AM Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Decision had been under a cloud amid stand-off with GNDU Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 15 The long-standing face-off between a segment of students from affiliated colleges of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) on the issue of conducting on-campus exams was put to rest as affiliated colleges in the city and other regions on Monday held the exams in two shifts. The semester examinations of all undergraduate classes of city colleges began as per schedule given by the varsity. The SOPs issued by the UGC and state government have been duly implemented for the smooth conduct of exams. The Day 1 saw students coming in full attendance to appear for the exams. “We had full attendance in two shifts and the exams were held without any delay or hindrances. Only 20 students per classroom are being allowed as per the new sitting plan. We are taking extreme precautions to ensure no health risk to students,” shared Dr Rajesh Sharma, Principal, DAV College. Meanwhile, Khalsa College had 1,450 students taking the exam in offline mode on the first day. “Practical and theory examinations for post-graduate courses have been running smoothly since February 8 in offline mode in the college. In Students of Khalsa College during an exam in Amritsar on Monday. VISHAL KUMAR EXAMINATIONS TO CONTINUE TILL MARCH 28 ■ Offline exams will be conducted for all undergraduate courses in 106 affiliated colleges of Guru Nanak Dev University from February 15 till March 28 ■ Only 20 students allowed in per classroom as per SOPs to ensure social distancing. Earlier, one classroom used to have 30 to 40 students per classroom ■ The varsity has allowed students, who will miss the exams in current schedule due to genuine reasons, to appear for the exam in April in offline mode ■ The university has postponed the exam scheduled for February 26 to March 31 addition, all the college’s diploma courses examinations are also being conducted in a systematic manner. All the instructions of the government and the university are being followed as per their guidelines. The attendance of students in the examinations is high and the staff is discharging duties in an orderly manner,” informed Dr Mehal Singh, Principal, Khalsa College. TUESDAY | 16 FEBRUARY 2021 | AMRITSAR Amritsar, February 15 An Assistant Sub-Inspector with police, Surinderpal Singh, never fails to amaze with his grit, determination and stamina as he again won a gold medal in 5,000m event at the recently held Masters Athletics Championship in Chandigarh on February 13. At 57, when most people start complaining of knee joint pain, Singh is an inspiration not only for his peers but youth who often complain of lack of time for physical activities. “I wake up at four every morning and exercise for two hours daily. Then, I join my duty as traffic controller at Rattan Singh Chowk,” said Singh, a local resident. In his free time, he could be spotted at DAV Complex’s ground in Shastri Nagar. “It is like I am addicted to running. I could not even stop myself when the lockdown was imposed. I would run in the dark to satiate my urges,” he quipped. He is very particular about his diet and never noshes anything but home-cooked home. He turns monkish at marriages and parties, abstain- At 57, ASI Surinder Singh is still making waves as an athlete ASI Surinderpal Singh won a gold in 5,000m race at Masters Athletics Championship held in Chandigarh. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR ing from the variety of delicacies which people can’t just resist the temptation for. “The body is like a temple. The body and mind respond to what you eat,” Singh, who’s a vegetarian and a teetotaler, stated. Moreover, he’s not new to winning gold and silver medals and setting records. His records in 5,000m and 10,000m races set during his police training days are still unbroken. He had joined Police Department after winning a bronze medal at the Indo-Silone Games 1980. The recipient of the ‘Pride of Punjab Police Lifetime Achievement Award’, the ASI said that veteran athlete Fauja Singh is an inspiration. “Whenever anyone asks me to stop running citing age issues, I bring up Fauja Singh. If he can run at his age, I am too young.” Watch out! Someone is duping Soni: Cancer institute to be people across country, 1 booked ready by June Tribune News Service The accused is snaring masses on the pretext of installing mobile towers; police register case following DGP’s complaint PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service A policeman guards a strongroom at Mai Bhago Government Polytechnic College in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Heavy security at strongrooms Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 15 With the results of nagar panchayat and municipal council polls to be declared on February 17, a double layer security has been put in place at the five strongrooms, where EVMs have been kept after the polls on Sunday. Five strong rooms were formed at Mai Bhago Polytechnic College on Majitha Road, Baring School in Jandiala Guru, Mata Ganga Girls Senior Secondary School at Baba Bakala, Baba Buddha Senior School at Ramdas and Government Senior Secondary School at Ajnala. “An inspector rank official is deputed as in-charge of the security there. The security arrangements at the strongrooms are supervised by a DSP-rank official,” said police authorities. Meanwhile, in order to maintain law and order situation, flag marches were carried out in Jandiala Guru, Ramdas, Ajnala and Rayya. Amritsar, February 15 Following a complaint by DGP Intelligence and preliminary probe by Economic Offence (EO) Wing here, the city police have booked an unidentified person for allegedly defrauding a number of persons across the country on the pretext of installing mobile phone towers or passing loans. As per the modus operandi, when the victims deposited the amount in the bank account, the accused would withdraw the same through ATMs in the NCR region. Preliminary probe revealed that the unknown accused opened his bank account in the name of Sukhdev Singh in Putlighar branch of State Bank of India on the basis of a fake voter card Spring vibes MODUS OPERANDI ■ The accused would entrap the gullible on the pretext of installing mobile towers at their places. Taking the bait, when the victims deposited the said amount in the pseudo bank account of his, the accused would withdraw the same through ATMs in NCR region. prepared from a voter list. The police have now registered a case under Section 419, 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120-B of the IPC and Section 66-D of the Information Technology Act in this connection. Further investigations were underway to identify the suspect, said police authorities. DGP asked the Police Commissioner to get the investigation done by Economic Offence Wing under the supervision of Additional Deputy Commissioner of police and take appropriate action. As per the details, DGP Intelligence received a Suspicious Transaction Report from the Financial Intelligence Unit, India, which was further forwarded to local police for investigations. The report revealed that in March 2018, a bank account in the name of Sukhraj Singh, a resident of Gobindpura area here, showed a large number of deposits in cash and transfer with different methods, including National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT), Cash Deposit Machine (CDM) and Immediate Payment System (IMPS). However, these amounts were immediately withdrawn at various locations in Delhi without explanation. This created a suspicion of misusing of account for dubious activities. The investigations carried out by the police pointed out that the incog tricked innocent people in different parts of the country, including Chennai and Madurai by offering fictitious schemes. The police identified the victims and contacted them. They told the police that the accused ensnared them on the pretext of installing mobile towers and therefore they deposited the money in the account. Jugraj Singh, ADCP (investigations), said an investigation was underway by the EO wing. Amritsar, February 15 A meeting to review the progress of ongoing developmental works at Government Medical College was conducted by medical education and research minister Om Parkash Soni here on Monday. Soni claimed that the work of state cancer institute being set up at the college is 80 per cent complete. He added that remaining work of the ~120 crore project would be completed by June 30. “After the institute becomes operational, patients would not have to go to PGI Chandigarh,” he said. Soni also announced that a solar system would also be installed at the college on the pattern of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital. He added that three new medical colleges were being set up at Mohali, Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur. continued on page 2 All hail the ‘Love Guru’ Tribune News Service TEEN ABDUCTED, ONE BOOKED Tarn Taran: Akashdeep Singh (26) of Manakpur village abducted a teenage girl on Saturday. The victim is a student of Class X. The mother of the victim, in her complaint to the Sarai Amanat Khan police, alleged that the accused abducted the girl on the pretext of marriage. The police have registered a case under Section 363 and 366-A of the IPC and the POCSO Act. OC ANIRUDDH DAVE & SHUBHI AHUJA BLESSED WITH A BABY BOY Offline exams for colleges Never too old to run begin with high attendance ONE ARRESTED FOR OUTRAGING MODESTY Amritsar: Gate Hakima police have arrested Rajbir Singh, alias Raju, of Satnam Nagar locality on Jhabal road for allegedly outraging the modesty of a married girl. His accomplice identified as Ranjit Singh alias Rana was yet to be nabbed. Three days ago her neighbour, Dilbagh Singh, had organised a function where the duo were also guests. Under the influence of liquor, both hurled abuses at her. Then, things went out of control when the accused forcibly entered her house and Rajbir caught hold of her daughter’s suit and tore it. The police have registered a case under Sections 354, 323, 453, 427, 506 and 34 of the IPC. TNS PAGE 3 Kitemaker Jagmohan Kanojia readies kites on the eve of Basant Panchami in Amritsar on Monday. The festival marks the preparation for the arrival of spring. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR c m y b Amritsar, February 15 SSAI Creations in association with ‘Theatrewallahs’ enthralled a packed audience with their latest joint production, ’Love Guru’ that was staged at the Amritsar Art Gallery. The play directed by Gurinder Makna is an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s story ‘The Seduction’. At the heart of the story is a romantic protagonist, who is a sweet talker, smooth with women and takes pride in his romantic endeavours and has his eyes on friends’ wife as well. The play had all the essential ingredients required for an entertaining and engaging presentation, emotions, Actors enact a scene from play ‘Love Guru’ at Amritsar Art Gallery. humour in the right places, love and being clever with its audience. It also plays out the subtle art of seduction without making it look vulgar or scandalous. The protagonist displays his fine skills as a womaniser without even glancing at the women he intends to woo, or even utter- ing a word to her. He uses his friend, the woman’s husband, as his messenger to carry out the intended strike. This part of play, where the husband, who ultimately becomes a tool in hand of the protagonist, provides of some harmless laughter. The oneact comedy play by Chekhov was modified to make it relevant for city audience. The lead actors Anmol, Geetanjali Kapoor, Arvinder Chamak played their part aptly, without being too loud or obvious. This was the second performance of the play as it was the first production to be launched after the reopening of Art Gallery was announced on November 7, last year post-lockdown.
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