10062021-ATR-01.qxd 6/9/2021 11:04 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE IN PICS: A TREASURE TROVE OF INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE PAGE 2 The Tribune take you through various libraries in the holy city that are a treasure trove of valuable information. FORECAST MAINLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF 1 HELD WITH LAHAN, ILLICIT LIQUOR Tarn Taran: The district police and Excise Department in a joint operation on Tuesday raided Burj Nathuke and Sarali Khurd villages and seized one working still, lahan and illicit liquor. The police arrested one person, identified as Karaj Singh of Sarali Khurd, while Bikramjit Singh of Burj Nathuke village fled the spot. The police seized one working still, 100 kg of lahan and 18,750 ml of Illicit liquor from the residence of Karaj Singh, while 11,250 ml of Illicit liquor was seized from the house of Bikramjit Singh. The police had registered cases under Sections 61,1 and14 of the Excise Act. OC MAN BOOKED FOR ABDUCTING TEEN Tarn Taran: Sajan Singh of Padhari Kalan village abducted a teenaged girl from his neighbourhood two weeks ago. The mother of the victim in her statement to the police said the accused abducted her daughter on the pretext of marrying her. Investigating Officer ASI Sarabjit Singh said a case under Sections 363 and 366-A of the IPC and Section 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act had been registered in this regard and the police have initiated further proceedings. OC FIR AGAINST PUNJABI SINGER Jalandhar: Punjabi Singer Imran Khan, known as Khan Saab, a resident of Preet Nagar, Phagwara, was arrested for hosting a party, in violation of the Covid guidelines. Khan was arrested along with three of his accomplices present at the same party. He has been currently let off on bail. An FIR was lodged by the Kapurthala police here against four persons by name, while the rest of them remain unidentified. The arrests took place after a video was released from the party venue last night, which went viral. TNS PRIYANKA CHOPRA CELEBRATES PRIDE MONTH IN NEW VIDEO SUNSET THURSDAY 7:35 PM When two Punjabs met Tribune News Service SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:25 AM ❝ ❞ Tarunjit Singh Butalia, AN INTERFAITH SPEAKER AND AN EDUCATOR received an article ❝When Imuch attention as itfor translation, I didn't pay was just another job. But when I went through these, I was moved to tears by what Tarunjit had written. Khizar Jawad, A SCHOLAR ROM LAHORE ❞ experiences, debunks ❝Tarunjit, through hisnotions that outsiders many pre-formed, rigid have of the people of Pakistan. We are seen as a stereotype, as backward people who dominate their women, don't let them get education or work, or force them to be in hijab, and who are not hospitable. His book shatters all myths. Mazhar Abbas, SCHOLAR FROM LYALLPUR, PAK He was joined in this session by renowned scholars from Pakistan Mazhar Abbas and Khizar Jawad. “I spent only a few days in Pakistan, but they were so rich that they will make for memories ❞ of a lifetime,” said Tarunjit. Explaining his surname, he said the word ‘butalia’ comes from the Punjabi denomination of the number 42 (batali), which marked the number of estates their family owned. Tribune News Service HELPLINE NUMBERS FOR COVID PATIENTS ■ Control Room: 0183-2500398, COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS NEW RECOVERY TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 104 45,775 9 1,514 152 42,401 1,860 The new cases include 52 influenza-like cases and 52 contacts of positive cases. With the recovery of 152 patients, the total count has also improved to 42,401. The district at present has a total of 1,860 active cases. THURSDAY | 10 JUNE 2021 | AMRITSAR Tarunjit Singh talks about memories he collected and compiled in his book A Journey Home to Lehnda Punjab: History, Experiences and Emotions during a Majha House session When I was about to make my journey back to Punjab in Pakistan, I asked my grandmother how will I recognise our ancestral haveli? And she replied that there was an old black peacock outside. And when I went there, the peacock was still intact. I spent only a few days in Pakistan, but these were so rich that they will make for memories of a lifetime. Tarunjit Butalia is an interfaith speaker and an educator. His ancestral home is in Gujjranwala, Pakistan. His family migrated to Amritsar in 1947 and later he settled in the US. 0183-2500498, 0183-2500598, 0183-2500698, 0183-2500798 (Open 24*7) ■ 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) 2 die, 21 +ve in Tarn Taran The district on Wednesday reported two more Covid fatalities, which pushed the toll to 334. Also, 21 fresh cases were reported in the district today. The number of active cases has now gone up to 294 and 170 of these are under home isolation. Total 1,46,378 citizens have been vaccinated so far, including 2,125 persons who were vaccinated today. DC Kulwant Singh said 1,189 samples had been collected on Wednesday by the Health Department teams. GNDU faculty body writes Farmers leave for Delhi with pitchers to Governor against VC He said he had planned to chart a history of his family heritage from one Punjab in Pakistan to the other in India. Sharing his experiences in Lahore during his journey there, he said when the road widened, he knew instinctively that he had entered the Mall Road, and he knew that Aitchison College, the college where his ancestors studied, was nearby. And soon, he was standing in front of the college. “When I reached our haveli, I was delighted to find that it had been converted into a school for girls. It seemed to be a fitting usage of our heritage,” remarked Tarunjit. Introducing the two scholars — Khizar from Lahore and Mazhar of Lyallpur, Pakistan — who helped him in his endeavour, Tarunjit said they were not only translators, but co-authors as their contribution to the book was immense. Khizar said: “When I received an article for translation, I didn’t pay much attention to it as it was just another Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 9 The Guru Nanak Dev University Teachers’ Association (GNDUTA) has asked the Governor Punjab, who is also the chancellor of GNDU, to issue strict instructions to Vice-Chancellor Jaspal Singh Sandhu to work as per the statute and calendar of the university and his office must diary the communications from the GNDUTA. Lakhwinder Singh, president of the GNDUTA, claimed that the VC had instructed his office staff that they should not accept and diary any letter or communication from the GNDUTA. “Along with GNDUTA secretary NPS Saini, I visited the VC office on May 10 to submit a representation highlighting various issues related to investment of the university funds but the staff refused to diary the same expressing their helplessness because of the strict instructions from the Vice- Chancellor. We visited his office again on May 11 to submit another representation regarding imposing the change of examination pattern from subjective type to multiple choice objective type examination without the required prior approvals from various constituted bodies as per rules, but this too met the same fate,” Lakhwinder said. He said, “Since then, the GNDUTA is communicating only through emails with the Vice- Chancellor’s office, about which the apprehension is that he may deny the receipt of any such communication”. The leaders pointed out that the Establishment Branch vide no Endst. No. 305l-3145/EStt. /A-10 dated February 22, mentioned that the Vice-Chancellor had been authorised by the Syndicate in its meeting held on September 21 to assign additional responsibilities to teachers in various administrative offices of the university. Following this, many teachers have been given additional responsibilities. They claimed that despite repeated communications seeking a copy of the proceedings of the Syndicate meeting authorising the VC had not been made them available. On the reason of VC’s attitude, Lakhwinder and Saini maintained that the VC resorted to stifle the voice of the GNDUTA as it was in the process of making serious revelations regarding gross misgovernance in the university. Despite repeated attempts and text message VC Jaspal Singh Sandhu did not respond. away and home ❝Takedidn’t provide delivery Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 9 After opening of malls, restaurants and gyms in Chandigarh, people involved in similar businesses in the holy city are also seeking the reopening of their establishments. Proprietors of hotels, restaurants, gym owners and officials of mall, multiplexes are squirming with the piling up of losses. They say that their business has taken a backseat after drastic steps by the government to restrict the footfall of attendees and other curbs on their profession. Navdeep Singh Grover, proprietor of a restaurant in a posh area of the city, said take away and home delivery did not provide them sustainable income. “How can salaries of nearly 18 employees be arranged when the main vocation of dine-in is lying closed?” he asked. Grover said it was high any sustainable income. How can salaries of nearly 18 employees be arranged when the main vocation of dine-in is lying closed? It is high time the government permitted the opening of restaurants along the lines of Chandigarh. Navdeep Grover, time the government permitted the opening of restaurants along the lines of Chandigarh. He said even then it would be a daunting task to once again infuse money to attract customers in Covid-induced economic situation. Gym owners said the government should take a leaf out of the UT’s decision to open gyms and replicate it here at the earliest. They said their expenditures were mounting all these months when the gyms were closed but earning had stopped. They requested the government to allow opening of the gyms at the earliest to curtail losses. Unable to satiate your taste buds? First, check the oil your pakorasare fried in Neeraj Bagga Amritsar, June 9 As the temperature is soaring and farmers sitting at protest sites on Delhi borders are facing trouble, a group of 171 farmers, including women, from the border belt has left to join them. They have taken along earthen pots and around five quintals of pulses. The earthen pots would be used for drinking water while the pulses would be sent to farmers who are facing shortage of eatables on Rajasthan border. Veteran communist leader and farmer activist Rattan Singh Randhawa said, “There is no dearth of wheat flour and other items as every farmer grows these. We have received reports that farmers sitting on Rajasthan border are facing shortage of pulses. The well wishers of the community have contributed around five quintals for them.” Randhawa said farmers had been using earthen pots for storing and cooling water in the summer season. “Most of the farmers live hand to mouth. Even an earthen pot is Amritsar, June 9 Repeated heating of oil changes its chemical composition and makes it rancid. Though the practice is harmful, it has been going on at local eateries without any check, thus endangering the health of consumers. Experts are of the view that the same cooking oil cannot be reheated more than three times. If heated again, it becomes rancid as its chemical properties get changed and becomes harmful for the human consumption. Balram Kumar Sharma, president of the Punjab Sudhar Sabha, said, thousands of outlets in the nook and cranny of the city were engaged in dishing out pooris, pakodas and other fried products. “Hardly, any of them change the oil three times after cooking. Majority of people engaged in the vocation are unaware of this and keep continuing the practice,” he observed. Another problem of rancid oil is that once it drains out through pipes, it turns into a solidified state and causes clogging, which upsets the sewage disposal. Surinder Singh, who is in the hospitality industry, said, some companies procure the used cooking oil around Rs 30 per litre, depending upon its quality. Subsequently, they process and clean it and then add it into bio-diesel in running gensets and those industries using furnaces. He said it can also be used in driving diesel run automobile vehicles, provided some desired changes are made in it. c m y b ❞ PROPRIETOR OF A RESTAURANT Tribune News Service a luxury for them. People supporting the cause should come forward to support those at the protest sites,” he said. “Even though the protest has been going on for the last more than six months and it has taken a toll on the mental and physical health of farmers their spirits are still high,” he said, adding that it is a do-ordie moment for farmers. He said, “We all know that the three laws passed by the Centre are against the farming community. Some of us who are active in political circles are opposing it just because of their political compulsions. Everyone needs to look beyond their political party obligations for once and see the truth.” job. But when I went through one and then the rest of these, I was moved to tears by what Tarunjit had written.” In his turn Mazhar said: “I took up the project simply because I was idle at that time after having submitted my Ph.D thesis. But when I went through the articles, I knew what I had in my hands was something quite unique. Tarunjit, through his experiences, debunks many pre-formed, rigid notions that outsiders have of the people of Pakistan. We are seen as a stereotype, as backward people who dominate their women, don’t let them get education or work, or force them to be in hijab, and who are not hospitable. This book shatters all these myths.” Open malls, eateries on lines of Chandigarh, say owners Tribune News Service Says Jaspal Singh Sandhu is not following varsity law PAGE 4 Srishti Jain says as soon as I get up in the morning, I usually meditate, and I consciously stay away from my phone. 9 succumb to virus, 104 test positive in district Amritsar, June 9 With nine more deaths reported in the district due to Covid-19 on Wednesday, the toll increased to 1,514. The district health officials have also reported 104 new cases, with which the total count of Covid-infected persons increased to 45,775 in the district. The deceased have been identified as Ajit Singh (60) of Gagarbhana village; Vishva Nath (75) of Bandala village; Gurinder Singh (38) of Chogawan; Deepak (31) of Rodhe Shah Colony; Mohinder Singh (70) of Khera Rajputtan; Shanti Sharma (86) of Aakash Avenue; Gajinder (65) of Jandiala; Balbir Singh (46) of Tungbala and Balwinder Kaur (57) of Kot Khalsa. HERE’S HOW SRISHTI JAIN STARTS HER DAY EVERY MORNING June is marked as Pride Month and various celebs are coming forward and talking about LGBTQA+ community. MAX 41°C | MIN 30°C | YESTERDAY MAX 45°C | MIN 30°C Amritsar, June 9 When I was about to make my journey back to Punjab in Pakistan, I asked my grandmother how will I recognise our ancestral haveli? And she replied that there was an old black peacock outside. And when I went there, the peacock was still intact, said a visibly emotional Tarunjit Singh Butalia during an online session organised by Majha House here. The programme was held under the Majha House initiative of ‘Sanjha Punjab’ and was helmed by Dr Arvinder Chamak. Tarunjit Singh was sharing his memories which he collected and compiled in his book ‘A Journey Home to Lehnda Punjab: History, Experiences and Emotions’. PAGE 3 Several eateries in city reheat cooking oil while preparing fried food items, endangering the health of consumers procure ❝Some companies ~30 perthe used cooking oil for around litre, depending upon its quality. Subsequently, they process and clean it and then add it into bio-diesel in running gensets and those industries using furnaces. It can also be used in driving diesel-run automobile vehicles, provided some desired changes are made in it. Surinder Singh, WHO IS IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY ❞ Officials of the Health Department said the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) is promoting disposal of used cooking oil to ensure safety of citizens. They said all luxury and reputed hotels and restaurants were already selling the used cooking oil to private companies which, in turn, use this in preparing washing soaps and other non-edible commodities.
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