26052021-ATR-01.qxd 5/25/2021 11:10 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE CURATING GARDEN AND HUMAN LIVES DURING PANDEMIC PAGE 2 Dr Anju Bala, an anaesthetist, makes it a point to oversee her garden twice a day – in the morning and evening. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF TWO HELD WITH 2.6 -KG OPIUM Tarn Taran: A team of the local Anti-Narcotics staff led by SubInspector Satnam Singh arrested two persons and recovered 2.6 kg of opium from their possession on Monday evening. The accused have been identified as Mangal Singh Manga, a resident of Bugha, and Ganagdeep Singh Raja of the local Golden Avenue. A police official, Satnam Singh, said the accused were stopped by a police team on the basis of suspicion and were searched leading to recovery of the opium. The accused had been booked under Sections 18, 6 and 85 of the NDPS Act by the police. OC CLASS V RESULTS: TARN TARAN TOPS Tarn Taran: With 99.95 pass percentage, Tarn Taran district has topped in Punjab in the Vth standard exams held in March the results of which were declared by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) on Monday. Rajesh Kumar, District Education Officer (E) and Paramjit Singh, Deputy DEO (E) jointly informed that the district had obtained 99.95 pass percentage. The district officials said that all it could be achieved with the joint efforts of the team of the BEEO’s in which the teachers and the school heads played their remarkable role. The officials said the performance of government schools was praise worthy and it was due to this the admission of students in government schools had increased to 68,976 in the current 20212022 academic session as compared to 64,071 in the 2020-2021 session. OC GNDU DECLARES EXAM RESULTS Amritsar: Results of BCom (Financial Services) semester-I; BSc home science semester-I; BSc home science semester-V; diploma in computer animation semester-I; BCom LLB (FYIC) semester-IX; MSc zoology semester-I; MSc biotechnology semester-III; BBA semester-I; BFA semester-I; MA geography semester-III; MA religious studies semester-I; MSc internet studies semester-III; bachelor of vocation (contemporary forms of dance) semester-V; bachelor of vocation (cosmetology & wellness) semester-III; bachelor of vocation (fashion designing) semester-III; MA Sanskrit semester-I; MA Sanskrit semester- III; MA music instrumental semester-III; MA fine arts semester-III; master in fine (applied art), semester-III and MA Hindi semester- I of session December 2020 have been declared by Guru Nanak Dev University. The results will be available on university website www.gndu.ac.in, said Prof Manoj Kumar, in-charge examinations. TNS MANOJ BAJPAYEE-STARRER THE FAMILY MAN IS IN TROUBLE Jalandhar: After holding strike for two days, the Punjab State District (DC) Employees Union from May 24-25, the union members will go on protest on May 26 too. The union members have been demanding release of Dearness Allowance (DA) which they have not received since last two years. The union members are also demanding the promotions that have been on hold for long. Shishab, one of the members of the union from Jalandhar said the government agreed to the demands but no notification has been released yet. TNS MANN KI AWAAZ PRATIGYA 2 IS SET FOR A ONE-YEAR LEAP Season 2 of The Family Manhas landed in controversy as many have taken offense at portrayal of Tamilians in show. MAX 41°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:27 PM PAGE 4 Sizzling chemistry of Pooja Gor and Arhaan Behl has helped the show in grabbing a lot of eyeballs recently. SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:28 AM WEDNESDAY | 26 MAY 2021 | AMRITSAR 16 fall prey to virus, 352 new cases reported in district Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 25 With 16 more residents losing their lives to the deadly Covid-19, the toll in the district has increased to 1,373 on Tuesday. The health authorities reported 352 new positive cases with which the total count has increased to 43,526. The new cases include 245 influenza-like illness cases and 107 contacts of positive patients. Meanwhile, with recovery of 385 patients, the recovery count has improved to 38,152. The district has a total of 4,001 active cases. The active case load in district has been on the decline after the district reported a highest number of 6,145 active cases on May 13. The active case load had been on the rise after the start of second wave in mid February. Officials said number of cases being reported daily has decreased during the last few days and the active case load was decreasing as number patients getting recovered was greater than the number of new infections. Theose who succumbed to the virus include Harkirat Singh (55) of Bhittaewad (Ajnala); Sheela Rani (60) of A medical worker inoculates a beneficiary in Amritsar. FILE PHOTO HELPLINE FOR PATIENTS ■ Control Room: 0183-2500398, COVID UPDATE NEW CASES 352 TOTAL CASES 43,526 NEW DEATHS 16 TOTAL DEATHS 1,373 NEW RECOVERY 385 TOTAL RECOVERY 38,152 ACTIVE 4,001 0183-2500498, 0183-2500598, 0183-2500698, 0183-2500798 (Open 24*7) ■ Health Dept helpline: 0183-2535322, 0183-2535323 ■ Medical helpline: 104 ■ Contact a doctor: 1800 180 4104 ■ Bed availability and status: Punjab Covid App (updated daily at 5 pm) Prem Nagar (Majitha Road); Manjit Kaur (45) of Khandwala; Veer Singh (77) Vallah; Manohar Lal (72) of Haripura; Sonia (40) of Railway Gate Colony; Balraj Kaur (60) of Nangal; Kasturi Lal (55) of Sultanwind Road; Manjit Singh (65) of Kot Khalsa; Hardip Kaur (39) of Mattaew- al; Tilak Raj (73) of A-Block Ranjit Avenue; Harvinder Singh (72) of SG Enclave; Gursewak Singh (29) of Wadala Khurd; Paramjit Kaur (64) of Dharar; Shabha Rani (55) of Katra Karam Singh; Sudesh (48) near Bhandari Bridge. A total of 2,187 residents were inoculated during the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive today. Those vaccinated included 43 workers, 188 residents with comorbid conditions in the 18-44 age group and 159 family members of healthcare workers. Three die, 74 test positive in Tarn Taran The health authorities reported three Covid-19 related deaths in Tarn Taran on Tuesday. With this, the toll has increased to 292. The Health Department reported 74 positive cases in the district today. At present, the district has 712 active cases and out of these, 463 patients have been isolated at their respective homes. The teams of the Health Department collected 1,259 swab samples today. A total of 1,25,475 citizens have been vaccinated in the district so far. Women activists stitch black flags to be hoisted atop houses in Amritsar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Farming community to observe ‘black day’ today Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 25 Farming community will protest against the Centre by hoisting black flags on Wednesday and burning effigies. Farm leaders said they have planned protest marches at various places in the district. Gurbachan Singh Chabba, a farm leader associated with the Kisan Sangharsh Committee, said, “Women activists have been preparing black flags, which will be hoisted atop houses and on vehicles.” He said flags have ❝ The agitation has completed six months, but the Central Government is still indifferent. It’s trying to defame farmers. ❞ Lakhbir Singh Nizampura, MEMBER, VEGETABLE GROWERS’ ASSOCIATION already been provided to village-level units. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, which has been leading the protest against the three controversial agri laws has given a call to hoist black flags as a mark of protest as farmers’ agitation on Delhi borders complete six months on May 26. Lakhbir Singh Nizampura, member, Vegetable Growers’ Association said, “The agitation has completed six months, but the Centreis still indifferent. It’s still trying to defame farmers.” Nizampura said the protest would continue till the three agriculture laws were not repealed by PM Narendra Modi-led government. He said protests would be held at village levels, besides on main roads leading to the city. Man killed over Forged documents: 2 bank illicit relationship managers among 4 booked Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 25 A man was brutally killed by his paramour and her family members at Dhulka village falling under the jurisdiction of Khilchian police station on Monday evening. The deceased has been identified as Gurinder Singh. The accused include his alleged lover Daljit Kaur, her husband Ajit Singh, Amarjit Kaur, Dharminder Singh, Angrej Singh, Amritpal Singh, Baljit Kaur and Balraj Singh. A case has been registered on the complaint of Sukhjinder Singh of Dolewal village in Tarn Taran. He told the police that Gurinder called him on his mobile phone on Monday evening and told him that the accused would kill him. He said he along with several relatives immediately rushed to the spot Tribune News Service Gurinder Singh, the deceased and found his body lying in a pool of blood at Ajit’s residence. He had injuries inflicted with a sharp-edged weapon on his face and other parts of the body, said Sukhjinder. Sub-Inspector Baljinder Singh (Investigating Officer) said they were conducting raids to arrest the accused. Sukhjinder told the police continued on page 2 Amritsar, May 25 The Civil Lines police have booked three persons, including a manager of a private bank for allegedly preparing fake documents and opening accounts in different banks and making transactions worth Rs 15 crore. The incident came to light when a shopkeeper got a notice from the Income Tax Department following which he filed a complaint with the police. The complainant, Bir Shiv Nath Grover, told the police that several days ago, he received a notice from the I-T Department about certain transactions from different bank accounts allegedly opened in his name. Shocked over this, he approached the I-T Department and later filed a com- Accused openend accounts in different banks and made transactions worth ~15 crore plaint with the police in this connection. Following preliminary probe, the police have booked Vishak Kohli of Gurbax Nagar, Vikas Jain of Jagdambay Colony and Vikash Sethi of Daily Needs street. According to the police, there were around 14 such bank accounts opened in different banks, including Kotak Mahindra Bank and Yes Bank. The police said Kohli was a manager at a private bank and transactions worth Rs 15 crore were made through these accounts. Cops said further investigation was under progress while a case of fraud and forgery has been registered in this regard. In another case, a senior manager of a bank was allegedly booked for making several fraudulent transactions from a bank account of Raj Kumari, a resident of Chowk Moni. She told the police that she had an account in Punjab National Bank. Senior Bank Manager Harish Chander Juneja, a resident of Jalandhar, allegedly deposited over Rs 41 lakh in her account and later withdrew it. She said she was illiterate and did not knew about these transactions until she got a notice from the I-T Department. Following initial probe, the Division C police have booked Chander under Section 420 of the IPC while further investigation was under progress. Dangling wires are a common sight in Ward Nos. 22, 24 and 25. Low hanging power cables pose danger Tribune News Service Move to axe century-old trees draws flak Tribune News Service DC EMPLOYEES TO CONTINUE STRIKE PAGE 3 Amritsar, May 25 Residents of Sultanwind area and some social activists have raised voice against the proposed axing of century-old trees on the the banks of Upper Bari Doab Canal (UBDC) with several posts criticising the move doing the rounds on social media for the past few days. Activists of the Akali Jatha observed marks of cross with red colour on trees of “peepal” and “Bohar” near the flour mill of the British era a few days ago. Paramjit Singh Akali posted some pictures on An activist shows a cross mark on a century-old tree. TRIBUNE PHOTO c m y b his Facebook profile which later went viral. Several residents, concerned over the environment, came in favour of the cause of Akali and initiated efforts to save the full grown century-old trees on the the banks of UBDC . “On the one hand, people are struggling for oxygen in hospitals and the government is allowing the axing of trees. We saw the marks of the cross and raised the alarm. Now people are aware about the importance of trees. So the authorities have to revise its decision otherwise we will intensify the struggle,” said Parmajit Singh Akali. The Akali Jatha claimed that more than 80 trees were marked with crosses and authorities should make their attention clear. When contacted, District Forest Officer Surjit Singh Sahota said, “The Municipal Corporation had deposited the money for axing of trees required for renovation of a water flour mill of British era on the banks of the canal under Heritage Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) Scheme in May 2019. We have marked the cross on those trees for the official record. The land belongs to the Irrigation Department and MC is the continued on page 2 Amritsar, May 25 Residents of houses in Ward Nos.22, 24 and 25 falling in the Joda Phatak area are a harried lot as their repeated requests to remove power supply cables hanging low over their houses have always fallen on deaf ears. Sahil Singh said he had been living with his parents and wife in the house where power cables dangle too close from their rooftop. So far his family managed as all of them were mature and could be on their guard while moving on the roof. Now, the couple is expecting the baby this year and they are scared of its safety. “Due to care free behaviour children work as per their will and tend to forget dangers ahead. Many accidents had taken place in the past in which children lost their lives or limbs when they came in contact with live wire while playing on their rooftop”. Indu, another affected resident, said at times as they are engrossed in their work on the rooftop they tend to forget that live wires pass over their houses. She said her family desperately needed to add two more rooms on the upper floor to adjust the growing family. However, they could not do so due to the dangling wire. Mandeep Kaur, councillor of ward number 25, said all formalities to remove 11 kv cables from ward numbers 22, 24 and 25 have been completed under the Smart City project. She said the project would cost Rs 1 crore and would take two months to execute.
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