11062021-ATR-01.qxd 6/10/2021 11:11 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE WRONG-SIDE DRIVING ADDS TO CHAOS AT BHANDARI BRIDGE The traffic police have failed to rein in the vehicles on the wrong side of entry point at the Bhandari Bridge. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF LAHAN SEIZED FROM VILLAGE POND Tarn Taran: A total of 27,500 kg of unclaimed lahan was recovered from a village pond in Shakri village, which is already notorious for distillation of illicit liquor, on Thursday. The operation, jointly conducted by the Excise and Police Departments, lasted for more than five hours. Different teams conducted search under the supervision of Navjot Bharti, local Excise Officer, Parshotam Pathania, Jatinder Singh, Excise Inspectors. Navjot Bharti said the recovered lahan was dumped in the village pond at the no-man’s land along the canal, which was destroyed on the spot. The Excise Officer said 9,000 kg lahan was kept in 45 drums and 18,500 kg in pits dug up and covered by nine tarpaulin sheets. The teams also seized working still apparatus. A case under Sections 61,1 and 14 of the Excise Act was registered by the Sarhali police. OC SAFAI KARAMCHARI OF SCHOOL HELD Amritsar: In a bizarre incident, the Amritsar rural police have arrested a man involved in manufacturing illicit liquor from a government school compound. Taking the advantage of shutting of schools due to summer vacation and Covid pandemic, accused Tarsem Singh of Pander Kalan village in Majitha was indulging in the illegal practice, the police authorities said. According to the police, he was deputed as a safai karamchari at Government High School in Sangatpura village. The Jhander police got a tip-off that he had installed an illegal liquor still and was manufacturing illicit liquor. They said a team was immediately despatched and a raid was conducted at the designated spot. The police recovered 250-kg lahan (raw material for preparing liquor) and 7,500 ml of illicit liquor from the spot. Tarsem Singh was arrested and a case under the Excise Act was registered against him. TNS SIX NABBED WITH 407-GM HEROIN Tarn Taran: The police have recovered 407-gm heroin from possession of six persons in different cases on Wednesday. SSP Dhruman H Nimbale said Sandeep Singh of Bharowal was arrested by the Goindwal Sahib police with 263- gm heroin. Satnam Singh of Guru Ka Khooh was arrested with 100-gm heroin, said the SSP. Bhaarat Singh of Mallha village, Manpreet Singh of Pakhoke, Ravi of Khemkaran and Ganagdeep Singh of Algon Kothi, were nabbed with 44gm heroin from different places. The accused have been booked under the relevant sections. OC MAN ARRESTED WITH PISTOL Amritsar: The Gharinda police nabbed a person with illegal pistol and three cartridges on Wednesday. The accused has been identified as Gurlal Singh, a resident of Dhanoye village. Inspector CIA Rachpal Singh said the police got a tipoff that the accused have illegal pistol. The police nabbed him and recovered 30 bore pistol with three cartridges. A case was registered. TNS PAGE 2 BOMAN PENS AN EMOTIONAL NOTE AS HIS MOM PASSES AWAY PAGE 3 BADSHAH TEAMS UP WITH AASTHA & JACQUELINE FOR PAANI PAANI Boman Irani’s mother Jerbanoo Irani passed away on June 9 due to age-related illness. She was 94. MAX 39°C | MIN 31°C | YESTERDAY MAX 41°C | MIN 30°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:35 PM PAGE 4 The dynamic trio, which has collaborated with each other for many chartbusters, is back again with their music video. SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:25 AM Two die of heatstroke HEATWAVEResidents told to stay indoors | Sale of ACs increases Manmeet Gill Tribune News service FRIDAY | 11 JUNE 2021 | AMRITSAR No curfew on Saturdays now Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 10 Announcing more relaxations in the lockdown and curfew imposed due to the Covid-19 situation, the administration has done away with weekend curfew on Saturdays. Now, the curfew would be enforced only on Sundays. Earlier, the administration had imposed weekend curfew on Saturdays and Sundays. With the new orders, the market places would now be able to operate even on Saturdays. The administration had earlier this week relaxed the daily restrictions by an hour as shops were allowed to open till 6 pm instead of the earlier timings till 5 pm. Deputy Commissioner Continued on page 2 Amritsar, June 10 Severe heatwave has gripped the region in the last two days, which resulted in two deaths in the city. With mercury hovering around 44°C, the heat has become unbearable for residents, especially children and senior citizens. The authorities reported death of an unidentified person who died of heatstroke in Maqboolpura. Another person, Jaspreet Singh, also died due to heatstroke, said BDivision police station. As the temperature would increase further in the coming days, medical experts asked residents to take precautions while going out of their homes, especially during afternoon. Assistant Prof Dr Sandeep Aggarwal, paediatrics, Government Medical College, said, “Parents need to take care of their children. Kids should be asked to drink more water and have proper meals. They should also be refrained from playing out in the open when the temperature is too high.” He said even others with underlying health conditions should exercise caution. “It’s important that you cover your head if you have to step out in the sun,” he said. Meanwhile, rise in mercury has resulted in increased sale of air-conditioners. Amanpreet Singh, who deals in electronic goods said, “We have been very busy during the last two days. We are selling around 40-50 air-conditioners daily. The demand is Gold jewellery, cash stolen from house Police freeze PO’s Mattewal youth’s body arrives from Saudi ~1.38-crore assets Tarn Taran, June 10 Five burglars struck at a house in Padhri Kalan village and took away gold ornaments, cash and other valuable articles by detaining family members on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. The robbers committed the crime when family members were sleeping in the courtyard of the house. Baldev Singh, head of the family, in his statement to the police said the robbers snatched his licensed rifle with cartridges and then locked the family in a room. He said the robbers took away 180-gm gold ornaments and Rs 2.25 lakh, besides a Swift car parked in the house. He said the robbers were targeting NRI families in the border belt. The Chabal police had registered a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC. — OC Tribune News Service People drinking water at Amritsar’s Heritage Street on a hot summer afternoon. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR DOCSPEAKS take care children. Kids ❝Parents needtotodrink moreof theirand have proper should be asked water meals. They should also be refrained from playing out in the open when the temperature is too high. Even others with underlying health conditions should exercise caution. It's important that you cover your head if you have to step out in the sun. ❞ Dr Sandeep Aggarwal, ASST PROF, PAEDIATRICS, GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE so high that it has led to scarcity of electricians who can install air- conditioners.” In market places, huge rush of people can been seen quenching thirst at ‘chabeels’ organised by residents. The heatwave has also impacted traffic on roads as people avoid stepping out of their homes. After a troublesome hot day, residents heaved a sigh of relief as the city experienced dust storm on Thursday evening, due to which the temperature substantially decreased. However, the happiness was short-lived as residents were forced to stay indoors due to the dust in the air. Power supply, too, was disrupted due to high-velocity winds. Though no trees were seen uprooted, broken branches were lying scattered on roads. The city is also witnessing frequent power cuts for the last few days as the consumption of electricity due to the use of air-conditioners has increased manifold. COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS NEW RECOVERY TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 115 45,890 6 1,520 164 42,465 1,805 DIST REPORTS 6 DEATHS, 115 NEW CASES Amritsar: With six more deaths due to Covid-19, the district toll increased to 1,520 on Thursday. The health authorities have also reported 115 new positive cases, with which the total count increased to 45,890. The new cases include 57 influenza-like illness cases and 58 contacts of positive patients. Meanwhile, with the recovery of 164 patients, the total recovery count has improved to 42,565. The district at present has a total of 1,805 active cases. The deceased have been identified as Surjit Singh (70) of Kot Khalsa; Surinder Singh (45) of Ramdas; Kartar Singh (85) of Fateh Singh Colony (Gate Hakeema); Raj Rani (73) of Guru Amar Das Colony; Surjit Kaur (52) of Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar and Brij Mohan Khanna (77) Jamun Wali Gali (Majithia Road). TNS Amritsar, June 10 Around 16 years after a man was declared proclaimed offender (PO) by the court of sub-divisional judicial magistrate, Gurdaspur, in a kidnapping and rape case, the Amritsar rural police have frozen the property of the accused, identified as Sawinder Singh, alias Dabbu, of Bollewal village in Gurdaspur. Sawinder was booked by the Beas police under Sections 292, 342, 363, 366, 376 and 506 of the IPC and was declared PO in July 2005. In a statement on Thursday, SSP Amritsar Rural Dhruv Dahiya told that the police identified around 18 acres and 3 kanal of agricultural land owned by Sawinder Singh in Bollewal village falling under the Ghuman police station in Gurdaspur. The valuation of ❝We have zero tolerance against criminals, drug peddlers and proclaimed offenders. The moveable and immovable properties of drug peddlers and POs are being attached to nail them. ❞ Dhruv Dahiya, SSP, AMRITSAR RURAL the said property was conducted by competent authority. It was valued at Rs 1.38 crore and it had been frozen by the police, SSP added. He said the police had adopted zero tolerance against the criminals, drug peddlers and proclaimed offenders. He said that the moveable and immovable properties of the drug peddlers and POs is being attached in order to nail them. Tribune News Service Chairperson, Punjab Women Commission, Manisha Gulati, addresses the media in Amritsar on Thursday. VISHAL KUMAR ing with residents and police officials of five border districts at the Police Lines said the victim was crying when she called her. She requested to get her child back. Gulati spoke to Amritsar Police Commissioner Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill and Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Khaira in this regard. The Police Commissioner deputed Assistant Commissioner of Police Kanwanpreet Kaur on the task and an SDM Continued on page 2 c m y b 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 IN TARN TARAN, 21 TEST POSITIVE Tarn Taran: As many as 1,156 samples were collected by the Health Department teams on Thursday. The district witnessed two deaths, taking the toll to 336. DC Kulwant Singh said there are 287 active Covid cases in the district and of these 179 have been isolated at their respective homes. As many as 1,019 persons were vaccinated against Covid-19 virus in the different health centres on Thursday and with this, the total number of vaccinated persons had gone to 1,47,397 in the district. OC Tribune News Service 8-month-old reunited with mother, husband arrested Amritsar, June 10 Following the intervention of the Punjab State Women Commission, the police have arrested a lawyer and reunited an 8-month-old child to his mother. The victim had approached the commission alleging that her husband (an advocate) and in-laws had thrown her out of the house and taken away the baby. The Cantonment police have registered a case against her husband and in-laws in this connection. Manisha Gulati, chairperson, Punjab State Women Commission, who held a meet- HIGH-VELOCITY WINDS BRING DOWN MERCURY HELPLINE FOR COVID ■ Control Room: 0183-2500398, Jobandeep went to Saudi Arabia on his truck. On May 20, the front tyre of his truck exploded and the vehicle turned upside down. Jobandeep died of serious head injuries. The family members of Jobandeep and Majitha MLA Bikram Singh Majithia had contacted Sarbatt Da Bhala Trust and told about the incident. Following the poor financial condition of the victim’s family, Majithia asked them to assist in transporting the body back Continued on page 2 Amritsar, June 10 The body of 27-year-old youth of Mattewal village, who died in an accident in Saudi Arabia, arrived at his village last night. SP Singh Oberoi, founder, Sarbatt Da Bhala Charitable Trust, said Jobandeep Singh had gone to Dubai about three years ago to work as a labourer to improve the economic condition of his family. While working as a driver with a Dubai-based company, The body of 27-year-old youth Jobandeep Singh (inset), who died in Saudi Arabia, arrives at Mattewal village near Amritsar. Collection agent robbed of ~1L at gunpoint Bioremediation going on at a snail’s pace at Bhagtanwala dump yard Amritsar, June 10 A collection agent of Bharat Finance was robbed by two armed persons when he was heading back to his office after making collections to the tune of Rs 1.05 lakh in Baba Bakala area on Tuesday. Rakesh Kumar (23), a resident of Muktsar, said he was entrusted with the job of collecting monthly instalments falling under Baba Bakala sub division. He said after making collections, he along with his companion was standing near Sathiala village, on their motorycle. He said two youngsters approached them and pointed a pistol at him. Later, they asked to hand over the bag, said Rakesh. He said the duo snatched the bag, which contained a tab and documents, besides cash. Investigating Officer Kamalpreet Kaur said the police have registered a case under Sections 379 (B) and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. She said investigation was under way and footage of CCTV cameras will be scrutinised in the area. — TNS Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 10 The work related to bioremediation initiated by Averda, a solid-waste management firm hired by the Amritsar Municipal Corporation, has been going on at a snail’s pace at Bhagtanwala dump yard. The MC had targeted to process 10 lakh MT garbage in two years, but things on the ground were quite opposite. Averda started bioremediation process in July last year and made considerable progress in solid-waste management. The firm has been using trimble machines and ballistic separators for segregation of waste. The refuse derived fuel (RDF) segregated from garbage was being stored at the dump yard. The firm was reportedly not getting a buyer for the RDF which slowed , the speed of processing. The MC officials said the RDF would be sent to cement factories. The company has a plan to install an energy plant after processing the waste. Municipal Health Officer The firm was reportedly not getting a buyer for the refuse derived fuel, which slowed the speed of processing. Dr Ajay Kawar said, “The bioremediation work is under way and all machines are now functional. Earlier, there was some issue with lifting of the RDF, but now it’s being transported to Delhi. We hope that the company will process the garbage within stipulated time.” Meanwhile, office-bearers of the Sanjhi Sangharsh Committee who had been protesting to shift the dump, expressed dissatisfaction over bioremediation. Sanjay Sharma, general secretary, Sanjhi Sangharsh Committee, said, “Bioremediation is an eyewash and garbage is going nowhere. The firm has burnt the garbage instead of processing it. Congress leaders, including Capt Amarinder Singh, Manpreet Badal, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Gurjit Singh Aujla and Inderbir Singh Bolaria had promised to shift the dump. They should shift it as bioremediation is not a solution.”
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