14042021-ATR-01.qxd 4/13/2021 10:35 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE ROBBERS’ GANG BUSTED: SIX ARRESTED, 12 BOOKED IN CITY PAGE 2 PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF THREE BOOKED FOR NOISE POLLUTION Amritsar: Perturbed over the noise of a gurudwara loudspeaker, an elderly man lodged a complaint with the police after which three persons were booked. They have been identified as Amir Singh, Malkit Singh and Jagjit Singh, all residents of Saidpur village. Sucha Singh (63) told the police that he was a heart patient and had requested the accused a number of times to keep the volume of the loudspeaker low. However, they did not bother. A case under Sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Punjab Instrument (control and noise) Act was registered. TNS MAN ROBBED OF SCOOTER, CASH Amritsar: An ex-serviceman was robbed of his scooter and cash by two armed persons in Khiala Kalan village on Monday. Sumittar Singh of Khiala Kalan village said he was going to Chheharta for some work, when two motorcycle-borne persons signalled him to stop and one of the accused attacked him with a weapon leaving him injured. The accused fled with his scooter. He said besides his mobile phone, he had ~12,000, an ATM card and other documents which the robbers took with them. A case was registered. TNS Lakhwinder, whose Bollywood song Rabb Manneya is creating waves, says his innings has just begun. MAX 36°C | MIN 18°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 19°C Five more succumb to virus, 302 test +ve Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 13 The district health authorities reported five deaths on Tuesday taking the toll to 774. The Health Department also reported 302 new cases with which the tally of infections reached 24,831. The deceased have been identified as Nirmal Kaur (65) of Waryam Nangal village; Lal Singh (80) of Krishna Square; Surinderpal Kaur (58) of Guru Nanak Nagar; Raghubir Singh (61) of Attari and Surinder Kaur (75) of Pandori Lubana village. The new cases include 220 influenza-like illness cases and 82 contacts of positive patients. With the recovery of 225 patients, the recovery count has improved to 20,834. The district, at present, has a total of 3,223 active cases. Meanwhile, 4,379 persons were vaccinated on Tuesday. The Health Department figures reveal that till date 1,20,517 persons above 45 years of age have been partially vaccinated, while 4,806 have been completely vaccinated. Further, 22,487 healthcare workers and 21,199 frontline workers have been partially vaccinated and 8,867 healthcare workers and 8,138 frontline workers have been completely vaccinated. COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS NEW RECOVERY TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 302 24,831 5 774 225 20,834 3,223 HELPLINE NUMBERS ■ City Control Room Numbers: 0183-2500398, 2500498, 2500598 ■ Health Dept helpline: 01832535322, 0183-2535323 ■ Medical helpline: 104 ■ Contact a doctor: 1800 180 4104 ■ Bed availability and status: Punjab Covid App (updated daily at 5 pm) FILE PHOTO FORECAST SINGER LAKHWINDER WADALI CARRYING FORWARD A LEGACY Vishal, who will be seen in Disney Channel's Imagine That Season 2, talks about the show, his career & life. The accused were instrumental in committing 29 robberies. They were also involved in looting petrol pumps. PAGE 4 I’M NOT PRETENTIOUS, SAYS ACTOR, HOST VISHAL MALHOTRA SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:59 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:02 AM PAGE 4 WEDNESDAY | 14 APRIL 2021 | AMRITSAR Farmers pay tributes to martyrs ❝Like the British government, the present Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 13 Farmers under the banner of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha paid tributes to the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre by organising a gathering on road outside the memorial, which was closed in February last year for renovation. The farmer leaders said 102 years ago, the British government killed hundreds of peaceful protesters who had gathered to protest against them. The farmers said the present government at the Centre was moving on the same lines as over 350 farmers have died during the ongoing protests at Delhi borders but it had failed to accept the justified demands of the farming community. The leaders exhorted farmers to take inspiration from the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre and continue the protest till the three controversial laws were repealed. The farmer organisations also criticised the government’s plan of setting up a ticket counter outside the memorial. They said people would launch another agitation if the government did not abandon its plan to set up the ticket counter. Leading the protest, farmer continued on page 2 c m y b rulers, too, are working against the common masses. The three agriculture laws will destroy the farming community and benefit the corporates. ❞ Balkar Singh Dudala, FARM LEADER Farmers under the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha pay tributes to martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar on Tuesday. VISHAL KUMAR Misplacing Jallianwala Bagh’s model pains its ‘original architect’ Amritsar: City-based architect and civil engineer Raj Kumar Aggarwal claims that he is the person who had originally prepared the model of the Jallianwala Bagh in the 1970s. What pains him the most is that the model has not been spotted at the Amritsar railway station after the development and reconstruction work started there over seven years ago. “Then railway minister Kamlapathi Tripathi was quite impressed with the model, which was made in the ’70s.” An architect, engineer and artist of caliber, his hands create and convert scrap into models which attract visitors to the city. He loves art works as paintings and making sculptures is his hobbies. He was only 20-years-old when he had prepared a working model (replica) of the national memorial of freedom struggle — Jallianwala Bagh — from trash. The model was installed in the main waiting hall of the Amritsar railway station in 1979. His grouse is that he was in his 20s when the model was placed at the local railway station but he was kept away from the function to deny him recognition. “Since I was an apprentice at that time in the railway workshop, Amritsar, his officers took the credit and hogged the limelight for his achievement,” he said. That was a thing of the past. Now, they have misplaced the model itself. It caused me pain. In the early ’60s, Raj Kumar had won a number of awards for paintings and art projects during his school days. He was felicitated by eminent art personalities of his time, including late SG Thakar Singh. His painting depicting the scene of 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre was displayed in a chamber of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Chandigarh, in 1994. Another famous model prepared by him is of Durgiana Mandir, which was installed at the arrival hall of Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in 2014. The model is prepared with gold-plated metal sheets and is placed on a four-foot high pedestal of white marble. His other famous models are New Amritsar Cantonment and Galliara beautification scheme for the beautification of the surroundings of the Golden Temple. He spends a lot of time in social work being a member of the Shri Durgiana Committee, Institute for Blinds, Red Cross Soicety, Aggarwal Free Hospital, DAV College of Education, Chairman of Institute of Valuers, Amritsar Branch, president of Architects/Engineers Practitioners’ Association, Amritsar. — Neeraj Bagga
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