19022021-ATR-01.qxd 2/18/2021 11:24 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE DENIED NOD, PAK-BOUND PILGRIMS A DEJECTED LOT PAGE 2 Denial of nod to jatha to commemorate the centenary of the Nankana Sahib massacre has left pilgrims dejected. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY SINGER-ACTOR DILJIT TURNS PRODUCER WITH HONSLA RAKH PAGE 3 Diljit Dosanjh has now turned film producer as he launches his production company Story Time Productions. MAX 23°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6:20 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7:07 AM RAIL ROKORailway sources say four-hour protest hit schedule of just 1 train Tarn Taran: On the call given by the national leadership of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha to block trains for four hours on Thursday got a good response in the district. Different farmer outfits staged dharnas on the railway lines and condemned the Central Government for its “indifferent attitude” towards the farmers’ agitation against three farm laws. The farmer organisations in spite of presenting a combined show, mostly preferred to present their organisational power. Activists of the All India Kisan Sabha, Jamhoori Kisan Sabha, Kisan Sangharsh Committee Punjab continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Farmers raise slogans as they protest on rail tracks at Vallah crossing on the outskirts of Amritsar. VISHAL KUMAR uled to depart at 1 pm, but due to the protest, the departure was delayed till 4 pm. Addressing the gathering at Amritsar railway station, farmer leaders said the protest would continue as long as the three controversial agri laws were not repealed by the Centre. Protesters including men, women, young and elderly, raised slogans against the Central Government. They accused the Centre of selling agriculture sector to corporates. Rattan Singh Randhawa, Harjeet Singh Jhita, Lakhbir Singh Nizampura, Datar Singh, Dhanwant Singh Khtraekalan, Parkash Singh Thothia and Sucha Singh, among others, addressed the gathering. c m y b PAGE 4 Bigg Boss 14 finale is just around the corner and the countdown has started Aly Goni is leading the race for title. Farmers squat on rail tracks Amritsar, February 18 On the call of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), kisan unions organised a massive four-hour long ‘rail roko ’ protest at Amritsar railway station to make it successful on Thursday. Protesting farmers blocked railway tracks from 12 pm to 4 pm. A separate rail blockade was held by the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) at Vallah railway crossing. The KMSC is not a part of the SKM and made the headlines after violence in Delhi on January 26. In November 2020, 32 farmers’ associations had lifted the rail blockade after an appeal from Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to ensure regular supply of goods. However, the KMSC had not agreed with the decision and continued with its blockade near Mannawala. As a result, most trains remained dysfunctional and only four trains were being run daily. While the Indian Railways plan to start a few more trains from February 22, officials said today’s blockade disturbed schedule of only one train. The train was sched- JASMIN BHASIN HAS A SPECIAL WISH FOR ALY GONI’S BIRTHDAY FRIDAY | 19 FEBRUARY 2021 | AMRITSAR Money exchanger robbed of ~90K at gunpoint by duo came from Jabbowal and snatched his mobile phone. He said he along with his friend, Jang Bahadur, chased the accused and arrested the motorcycle driver, Princepal Singh. His two accomplices have been identified as Joban and Kaka, both residents of Bhorsi Rajputa village. Princepal was handed over to the police, which booked the accused under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC. Police officials said they were conducting raids to nab Joban and Kaka. Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 18 Prem Kumar, a money exchanger, was robbed by two- armed persons at gunpoint on Wednesday evening. The victim was heading towards Ajnala on his scooter when the incident took place. He had exchanged money from Liberty market and was carrying around Rs 90,000. The victim told the police that he runs a money exchange office near Bony Hospital in Ajnala. He said on Wednesday, he went to Singapore Money Exchanger in Liberty market near Amritsar railway station. He said he got dollars converted into Indian currency (Rs 48,000), and was already carrying Rs 42,000 with him. The victim said as on his way back to Ajnala, he stopped at Rokhe petrol pump. He said two youth who were in their mid-twenties came on a motorcycle, which had no registration plate. He said the duo started talking to him and later took out a pistol. He said the youth robbed him at gunpoint. Prem said as he resisted, the youth entered into a scuffle with him and fled away with Rs 90,000 towards Amritsar. The police have registered a case under Sections 379-B (2) and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against unknown persons. Tarsikka police arrest mobile snatcher The Tarsikka police have arrested a snatcher while his two accomplices managed to give a slip. The accused were escaping after snatching a mobile phone from Gurjant Singh (30), a resident of Kapurthala. Gurjant told the police that he along with his father had come to attend a marriage ceremony in Amritsar. He said as they were heading back, they stopped near Tangra. He said three-bike borne men Man looted at gunpoint In yet another incident near Amrit Anand Park, a local resident Nitish Ubhe was looted by unidentified armed robbers here on Tuesday late evening at gunpoint. A resident of the Beri Gate area, he had come to Amrit Anand Park for strolling. Ubhe said the accused snatched two gold rings, a kara, a gold chain with diamond locket, two silver rings and an expensive mobile phone, besides Rs 20,800. ASI Palwinder Singh said that the police had registered a case while there was no breakthrough in the case so far. He said due to dense fog, the police failed to find any clues in the CCTV grab captured near the spot.
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