23082021-ATR-01.qxd 8/22/2021 11:10 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE INCREASE FUND ALLOCATION, CREATE STADIUMS IN DISTRICT Govt needs to provide a conducive environment to nurture sports and curb corrupt practices, say residents FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MAN KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT Tarn Taran: Two motorcycles collided on Tarn Taran–Jandiala Guru road on Saturday near Mallia village. As a result, a person died in the accident. The vicitm has been identified as Lakhbir Singh (42), a resident of Fazalpur. Lakhbir was going to Behla village when he met with the accident. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital in a serious condition where he breathed his last. Kulwinder Singh of Malia, who was driving the other motorcycle, has been booked under Sections 304-A, 279 and 427 of the IPC. Kulwinder fled from the spot after the accident. OC PAK NATIONAL REPATRIATED Amritsar: A Pakistan national was apprehended by the BSF near border fence. Later, he was handed over back to Pakistan Rangers. The BSF official said the man had crossed over to the Indian territory inadvertently on August 21, but nothing objectionable was found from his possession. The BSF approached Pakistan Rangers and sent the man back on humanitarian grounds. During this year, nine persons from Pakistan had inadvertently crossed the border, who were later handed over to Pakistan Rangers as a goodwill gesture. TNS DIST REPORTS 7 POSITIVE CASES Tarn Taran: Amritsar: With seven positive cases reported on Sunday, the total count of cases in the district has increased to 47,197. These cases include six influenza-like illness cases and one contact of a positive patient. The Health Department has also reported recovery of four patients with which the total recovery count has increased to 45,553. The district at present has a total of 55 active cases. A total of 1,624 residents were inoculated during the ongoing vaccination drive on Sunday. Of these, 1,102 received the first dose of the vaccine, while 522 received the second dose. Meanwhile, Tarn Taran district reported no death due to Covid on Sunday. The death toll is 376. The number of active cases has reduced to 13 while 11 persons have been isolated in their homes. Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh said the teams of the Health Department collected 529 samples from different places and the report of 333 samples is yet to be received. TNS/OC BIKE ROBBED AT GUNPOINT Tarn Taran: Two-masked men robbed a motorcycle from Gagandeep Singh, a resident of Thakarpura village, on Saturday at gunpoint on Patti road. The accused have been identified as Gurpreet Singh and Kuldeep Singh Lada, both residents of Kajikot Khurd. The duo managed to fled away with the motorcycle. The victim was heading towards the playground for practice. The accused have been booked under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC. OC PAGE 2 SSR’S SISTER REMEMBERS LATE ACTOR ON RAKSHA BANDHAN PAGE 3 GAUAHAR KHAN LAUNCHES DIGITAL CONTENT PLATFORM Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh took to her social media and penned a sweet note for her brother. MAX 33°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:05 PM PAGE 4 The actress has extended her supportto Akash’s new start-up ventures, which includes a digital content platform. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:01 AM MONDAY | 23 AUGUST 2021 | AMRITSAR Farmers’ stir: 13 Dairy farmers seek curb ‘Suspect works as a trains cancelled on sale of spurious milk sleeper cell for BKI’ SEIZURE OF TIFFIN BOMB, HAND GRENADES Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 22 In the wake of the ongoing ‘rail roko’ agitation near Jalandhar by the farmer unions, the Railways cancelled 13 trains scheduled to be operating on Monday. These trains are 02014 Amritsar to New Delhi, 02026 Amritsar to Nagpur, 02029 New Delhi to Amritsar, 02030 Amritsar to New Delhi, 02053 Howrah to Amritsar, 02054 Amritsar to Howrah, 04068 Amritsar to New Delhi, 04537 Amritsar to Nangal Dam railway station (NLDM), 04538 NLDM to Amritsar, 04561 Chandigarh Railway station (CDG) to Amritsar, 04665 New Delhi to Amritsar, 04666 Amritsar to New Delhi and 04692 Amritsar to Nanded Railway station (NED). Many trains stood cancelled and passengers were a harassed lot in the wake of the railway line blockade. The movement of trains came down to a fraction as only four trains arrived from outside and an equal number of them diverted from the local railway station. Four trains, namely Amritsar to Bandra Terminal, Amritsar to Chhattarpati Shivaji Terminus, Amritsar to Howrah and Amritsar to Mumbai Central were today operated via diverted route Allege adulterated cheese being supplied from UP Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service from Nakodar. The 09614 Amritsar to Ajmer was short originated from Ludhiana, instead of Amritsar. Those trains which arrived at the Amritsar Railway station were Chhattarpati Shivaji Terminus to Amritsar, Mumbai to Amritsar Golden Temple Mail and Howrah to Amritsar Mail. The 09611 Ajmer to Amritsar was short terminated at the Ludhiana Railway station. Before this railway blockade, the Amritsar Railway station was handling between 30 to 35 pairs of trains daily. This number used to be 65 pairs of trains before March 2020, when the lockdown was imposed in the wake of Covid-19. Amritsar, August 22 Ahead of the festive season, dairy farmers have urged the authorities to curb the sale of spurious milk products in the market. They said this step would enable them to fetch good price of milk. The Kisan Mazadoor Sangharsh Committee also submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner in this regard. Sarwan Singh Pandher, general secretary, Kisan Mazadoor Sangharsh Committee, said, “Sale of adulterated milk and milk product are posing serious challenge to dairy farmers. Farmers work hard, but do not get good price for their milk products. Spurious milk products are being sold without any check in the market. The administration should curb the sale of such products.” Dairy farmers alleged that milk and other products, including khoya, cheese and cream, were being supplied form Uttar Pradesh and Delhi in the state. Raja Singh, a dairy owner at Kotla Gujjran, said, “We buy cattle, make shed, arrange fodder and feed and Farmers claim they fail to get adequate price for their produce. spend huge amount on suppliments for milch animals. We do not get viable price in the market. In winter, milk shops in city start avoiding us and hardly pay the required price of milk.” Gurbbachan Singh, a farmer from Chabba village, said, “There is a lot of difference between consumption and production of milk. Dairy farmers should get good price because the production of milk is less as compared to demand. However, the rule of economic fails, as spurious milk and milk products fill the demand-supply gap.” No updates from Kabul, residents seek repair of defunct AIR tower Tribune News Service LONG WAIT Amritsar, August 22 A veteran engineer Harjap Singh Aujla has urged the Union Government to promptly complete the partially-built 1,000 feet high All India Radio (AIR) tower in Gharinda, a border village near here. In a communiqué to Anurag Thakur, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, he drew his attention to the matter and called upon him to impress upon the Prasar Bharati to complete India’s only 300metre high FM tower at Gharinda, covering Lahore in Pakistan, and its surrounding areas. The tower is ■ In a communiqué to Anurag Thakur, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, engineer Harjap Singh Aujla drew his attention to the matter ■ He called upon him to impress upon the Prasar Bharati to complete India’s only 300-metre high FM tower at Gharinda village, covering Lahore in Pakistan, and its surrounding areas ■ The tower is located on the AmritsarAttari GT Road, which is 13 miles to the west of Amritsar and 23 miles to the east of Lahore ■ After the Taliban takeover, local people were keen on hearing the news updates from Pakistan located on the AmritsarAttari GT Road, which is 13 miles to the west of Amritsar and 23 miles to the east of Lahore. After the Taliban takeover, local people were keen on hearing the news updates from Pakistan. In the letter, he stated that: “Though the work on this tower began in 2006 and it was completed in 2013. Due to a minor tilt in its upper portion, it has not been commissioned till date.” Last year, the tilted portion was demolished but was never rebuilt. It has been left as an eyesore. “This is the only Central Government project, which took 15 years to rebuilt and is still nowhere near commissioning,” he rued. In-charge Aftab Ahmed in New Delhi said due to Covid19, reconstruction of the AIR tower has been postponed. Progressive dairy farmer, Preetinder Singh Chaddi, said, “There is no report about synthetic or chemical milk in the district. Milk and cheese is being prepared from milk powder. Supply of khoya is suspicious. Sampling parameters of government are not accurate. When the department concerned collects sample of pure milk, even it also fails test. The gap in production and consumption is too much. Milk sector needs reforms, else dairy farmers will never get adequate price for their produce.” PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 22 Amritpal Singh, an alleged operative of the banned militant outfit Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), came in contact with the UK-based Gurpreet Singh Khalsa, when he went to New Zealand in 2015. This revelation came to light during the interrogation of Amritpal and Sammy, who are currently in the police custody. The duo was arrested by the Amritsar (rural) police on August 15 with two hand grenades and a pistol. A day later, his interrogation had led to the seizure of four hand grenades and three pistols along with magazines and bullets on DhariwalBatala road near Suchetghar village in Batala. Senior Superintendent of Police Gulneet Singh Khuranna said Amritpal was working a sleeper cell for the BKI. Khalsa was passing instructions to him. Khalsa, who was the suspect in Shingar bomb blast case in Ludhiana, had fled to the UK after being acquitted by the court. A police official privy to the investigation said Amritpal used to live in Mullanpur in 2015 when he got influenced by the separatist movement. Later, he went to New Zealand, where he came in contact with Khalsa. The police have been looking into Amritpal’s contacts abroad, besides looking at his financial transactions, which may have been used in unlawful activities. Recent seizures have left the security and intelligence agencies perplexed. On August 8, the police had confiscated a tiffin bomb with 2kg RDX and five hand grenades from Daleke-Beharwal border village, which were dropped by drones. On August 14, a hand grenade was found in a garbage pile in Ranjit Avenue area. On August 15, the police nabbed Amritpal and Sammy with two hand grenades and a pistol and later their interrogation led to seizure of four hand grenades and three pistols. A tiffin bomb was also recovered from Gurnam Singh Brar alias GB, a resident of Hardyal Nagar (Kapurthala), and Gagandeep Singh. The explosives and weapons were allegedly part of larger consignment dropped by drones from across Pakistan-based notorious elements. The police have been trying to find a link between all the recent seizures. Rakhi spirit BSF personnel celebrate Rakhi at Attari-Wagha Border on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Incessant rain damages crop ‘Rapid treatment minimises effects of injury’ Gurbaxpuri Tribune News Service Tarn Taran, August 22 The non-stop rain caused remarkable damage to early varieties of paddy and vegetables in different parts of the district on Sunday. The authorities recorded 2mm rainfall in Tarn Taran, 3 mm in Khadoor Sahib and 22mm in Patti. The administration failed to provide information of Gandiwind, Chohla Sahib, Bhikhiwind, Khemkaran, Valtoha and other areas. Chief Agriculture Officer Kuljit Singh Saini said crop on 20 hectares was destroyed in Naushehra Pannuan and 27 hectares in Chohla Sahib. However, farmers challenged the claim of the Agriculture Department and said the crop loss was much higher. Yadwinder Singh of Amritsar, August 22 With many people, especially industrial and farm workers, losing or injuring their hand due to accidents while working on machines, need is felt for educating health workers and general public about the treatment options for preventing disability. As the National Hand Surgery Day will be observed on August 23, a private hospital is organising a series of events to spread awareness on the issue. Dr Ravi Mahajan, Chief Plastic, Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgeon at Amandeep Hospital, would be delivering a talk on ‘Management of Hand Injuries’ to hand surgeons of Odisha at a webinar organised by AIIMS, Bhubaneshwar. Farmers urge the administration to conduct special girdawari. Palasaur village said early paddy variety on his 15 acres was badly damaged. Similar was the position of hundreds of other farmers who take three crops in a year in Khadoor Sahib, Fatehabad, Kang ,Naurangabad and Dinewal. Vegetable crops, too, sufered extensive damage due to the heavy rain today. Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu, a farm leader, urged the authorities to conduct special girdawari to access crop loss. c m y b NATIONAL HAND SURGERY DAY TODAY accurate initial evaluation ❝Rapid andthe long-term effects of the and treatment can minimise injury. People should be trained for controlling blood loss, splinting at the site of accident and providing immediate medical care. ❞ Dr Ravi Mahajan, CHIEF PLASTIC SURGEON, AMANDEEP HOSPITAL Dr Mahajan, who is president of the Indian Society for Surgery of Hand (ISSH), said, “Rapid and accurate initial evaluation and treatment can minimise the long-term effects of the injury. Therefore, it is important to spread awareness about the kind of first-aid that must be given to a patient suffering from a hand injury, before he can be treated by a hand surgeon.” He added that those health workers responding at the accidents sites should be trained for controlling blood loss, splinting at the site of accident and the need for immediate medical care. A series of interactive sessions with rural medical officers and industrial workers have also been scheduled in the coming week, he added. Dr Amandeep Kaur, director of the hospital, said, “The role of quality healthcare and competent doctors is crucial to saving the lives of those injured. Any form of disability can deeply impact an individual’s life.”
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