24082021-ATR-01.qxd 8/23/2021 11:33 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE AAM AADMI PARTY FLAYS FALSE CASES LODGED AGAINST WORKERS PAGE 2 Workers of the AAP staged a dharna to protest against the alleged false cases registered against the party members. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF SCHOOL BURGLED AT NIZAMPURA Amritsar: Some unidentified persons decamped with a DVR, projector and an LED screen from Government Elementary School at Nizampura village on Saturday. The incident came to light when the staff opened the school and informed the headmaster about the theft. Headmaster Kabal Singh told the police that he got a call from Ranbir Singh regarding theft in the school. He said he found locks of three rooms broken. He said the miscreants took away a digital video recorder, projector, home theatre, an LED screen, woofer, two speakers, toys and grocery items worth Rs 10,000, besides some school records. A case has been registered. TNS TEEN ABDUCTED FROM KHALRA Tarn Taran: Two bike-born youths abducted a minor girl from Khalra on Saturday. The girl had gone to her school but came back as she suffered from some physical injury. The girl was abducted on her way back by two bike-borne youth. ASI Heera Singh, Investigation Officer from Khalra police station said one of the accused was Sahil, who abducted the girl on the pretext of marrying her. The police said a case has been registered under Sections 363,366-A of the IPC and Sections 7 and 8 of the POCSO Act. OC Ranveer Singh made his mother Anju Bhavnani’s birthday special as he hosted lunch with Deepika Padukone. MAX 35°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 26°C Amritsar: Custom authorities at SGRDI Airport confiscated 1,800 gm of gold from a passenger who arrived in flight number 6E8 451 from Sharjah. The suspect has concealed the gold in his undergarments and trousers. During the search, the custom sleuths recovered gold in paste form. on melting, around 1,600gm of gold worth Rs 78 lakhs were seized. The passenger has been nabbed. TNS PAGE 4 SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:02 AM TUESDAY | 24 AUGUST 2021 | AMRITSAR Around 4,800 jabbed in last two days | Beneficiaries sent back City jewellers stay shut to protest hallmarking norm Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 23 Erratic supply of vaccine during the ongoing Covid-19 inoculation drive has become a cause for concern for the administration and beneficiaries ahead of the anticipated third wave. The Health Department on Monday was able to vaccinate only 3,208 beneficiaries due to extreme shortage of jabs. On August 22, the authorities were able to inoculate 1,624 persons. Whereas on August 21, a total of 15,019 residents were jabbed in the district. Those who reached at the Civil Hospital on Monday had to return without getting vaccinated. Residents said the government should arrange sufficient stock. Satish, who visited the Civil Hospital, said, “I visited the hospital today to get jabbed, but staff informed me about non-availability of vaccine. They have asked me to come District reports two positive cases Amritsar: With two positive cases reported on Monday, the total count of cases in the district has increased to 47,199. The new cases are influenza-like illness cases. The Health Department has also reported recovery of 19 cases with which the total recovery count has increased to 45,572. The district at present has a total of 38 active cases. TNS Tarn Taran sees no fresh case, casualty The district reported one positive case and no causality on Monday. The toll stands at 376 while active cases have reduced to 10. DC Kulwant Singh said the teams of the Health Department had collected 1,174 samples from various places and the report of 977 was yet to be received. OC HELPLINE NUMBERS FOR COVID PATIENTS ■ Control Room: 0183-2500398, COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS NEW RECOVERY TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 0183-2500498, 01832500598, 0183-2500698, 0183-2500798 (Open 24*7) ■ 2 Health Dept helpline: 01832535322, 0183-2535323 47,119 ■ Medical helpline: 104 0 ■ 1,589 Contact a doctor: 1800 180 4104 19 ■ Bed availability and 45,572 status: Punjab Covid App 38 (updated daily at 5 pm) again.” A health official said, “Gradually, people have started showing interest in getting jabbed. Earlier, health Bike lifters’ gang busted 10 motorcycles recovered, one held workers had to motivate resident. Now, they are coming forward on their own.” Health officials said they The suspect in the custody of the Patti police. PHOTO: GURBAXPURI Tarn Taran, August 23 Patti police busted a twomember gang of motorcycle lifters here on Sunday. SSP Upinderjit Singh, who assumed his charge on Saturday, informed here on Monday that one of the gang members, identified as Rajan Singh, alias Bhutta of Patti, was arrested on Sunday from Patti with a stolen motorcycle. During interrogation, the accused revealed the name of his accomplice, Gurlal Singh of Algon Kalan, who was involved in crime. Rajan informed that nine more stolen bikes were kept in Gurlal Singh’s haveli. The police conducted a raid and took all the stolen bikes in their custody. Gurlal Singh was on the run and the police were conducting raids at his possible hideouts. The accused had been booked under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC. The arrested accused, Rajan Singh, was produced in a court which remanded him in two-day police custody. would soon get the stock. They said the state government allocates vaccine to districts as per the usage. Amritsar, August 23 Opposed to the new Hallmarking Unique ID (HUID) rule on gold ornaments, citybased jewellers downed the shutters of their outlets and showrooms and held a sit-in here on Monday. The market of gold and silver ornaments in the Guru Bazar area in the walled city remained closed and the shopkeepers under the patronage of different associations held a protest there. Ashwani Kale Shah, a leader of the jewellers, termed the new Hallmarking Unique ID norm as black law. He said they were selling pure material, but the new norm would reduce them to munims (accountants) of the government. Hallmark centres have been opened in around 250 cities out of 856 in the entire country. It meant that the jewellers would have to wait for weeks to get the hall- Swarnkar Union members stage a dharna in Amritsar. VISHAL KUMAR WHAT IS UID ON ORNAMENTS? The purpose of UID is to empower the customers to reach the seller (jeweller) in case substandard gold has been sold to him. UID will be in the form of a number on the ornaments that will be hallmarked. In case a customer has a complaint, the punched UID number will enable the BIS authorities to identify the agency concerned, which certified the purity, besides jewellers. Hallmark centres have been opened in around 250 cities in the entire country. It meant that the jewellers would have to wait for weeks to get the hallmark number embossed on each piece. mark number embossed on each piece of jewellery. At the same time, the jewellers would also have to hire more employees to manage the record of numbers. Senior citizens irked over Haryana-based no concession on tickets Express train only in name, say regular passengers suspect identified KANDOWALIA’S MURDER Tribune News Service Our Correspondent CUSTOMS SEIZE 1,894 GM OF GOLD SUNSET TUESDAY 7:04 PM JAY SONI, RAJ SINGH ARORA TO BE SEEN IN WEB SERIES PRATIKSHA ULLU is back again with a story revolving around aspirations of a small-town girl, who makes it big in the tinsel world. Erratic supply hits vax drive ONE ARRESTED WITH CARTRIDGES Tarn Taran: Goindwal Sahib police arrested Manjit Singh, a resident of Khawaspur village, with a country-made pistol and four cartridges here on Sunday. ASI Manjit Singh, in-charge, Khadoor Sahib police post, said the accused was nabbed from the outskirts of Khadoor Sahib town. The accused had been booked under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. OC PAGE 3 ACTOR RANVEER SINGH HOSTS BIRTHDAY LUNCH FOR HIS MOM Amritsar, August 23 Passengers, especially senior citizens, are irked over the Railways for ignoring their convenience in the wake of Covid restrictions. They complain that the Railways have withheld the concession on tickets for senior citizens, stopped the pantry facility in compartments and despite charging tariff of express train the Amritsar-Pathankot Ravi train like a passenger one stops at all stations. A senior citizen, Ranbir Singh, said: “I travel to Hazur Sahib every year and the concession provided to us used to be a good financial support as sometimes I even go there twice.” This time, upon inquiring he found that the facility was discontinued to avoid rush in compartments due to Covid. He said on the similar grounds, pantry service in trains was also suspended. On return BLOCKADE: RAILWAYS REFUNDS TRAVELLERS ■ The Ferozepur Division of the Railways has commenced refund of those passengers whose trains got cancelled in the wake of the rail blockade by farmers near Jalandhar. ■ Around 12,300 passengers whose trains were scheduled between 4 pm on August 20 till 11 am on August 23 will be refunded Rs 53.65 lakh. Meanwhile, the blockade continued to inconvenience passengers and upset the time table of trains. ■ Only three trains namely Dadar, Frontier and Howrah Mail arrived and departed besides, departure of a special parcel mail on the blocked Amritsar-Delhi rail line via detour on Monday. The Amritsar-Pathankot rail line, which is free from any kind of blockade saw departure and arrival of three trains. from the pilgrimage, he stated that long route trains without pantry were inconvenient. He demanded that these services should be restored with immediate effect to benefit the passengers. A regular passenger, Rajbir Singh, said the Railways were charging the tariff of an express train for a passenger train. “It stops at all stations and yet it’s called an express train. Charging express tariff for it is not justified,” he said. Officials of the department stated that all these matters pertain to the head office and they were gradually restoring each stalled facility in view of the subsiding Covid wave. Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 23 The police have identified the Haryana-based youth who accompanied prime suspects—Mandeep Toofan, Jagroshan Hundal and Mani Rayya—while gunning down Ranbir Singh, alias Rana Kandowalia, at a private hospital in Amritsar. The accused has been identified as Deepak, a resident of Sonipat. The Amritsar police have approached their counterparts in Haryana and sought his antecedents and past criminal record. ACP (Investigations) Harminder Singh said, “We have come to know that Deepak has a criminal record in Haryana, though his involvement has been found for the first time in Punjab.” The police have arrested Happy Shah, one of their accomplices, who was injured in the retaliatory fire by Tejbir Singh, who was Rana Kandowalia with Kandowalia, at the time of incident. Tejbir was also injured in the attack. Shah had taken treatment at a private hospital in Batala before getting nabbed. The police had also nominated six persons who sheltered and arranged treatment for Shah. Congress councillor Parbhjot Singh Chatha was also booked. The police have arrested Nanit Sharma in this regard. Others include Laddi dairy wala, Sukhraj Malli, Jagtar Singh and Lalli dairy wala, all residents of Batala. A colourful expression of patriotism! Regulatory guidelines for SUSTAINABLE WORK OF ART Mural made up of waste products adorns walls of airport Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 23 FICCI FLO’s city chapter in collaboration with artist Smiley Chaudhary, unveiled a mural at the SGRDI Airport, dedicated to the 75th Independence Day. Made entirely out of the waste from the fashion industry, using waste fabrics, threads and other organic material, this mural has been designed by Smiley Chaudhary and her team, under the aegis of Manjot Dhillon, Chairperson, FLO, Amritsar. “This quintessential piece of sustainable art boasts India’s rich cultural heritage that works in tandem with the most advanced methods in order to build a nation that takes its glorious past as the stepping stone to CELEBRATING INDIA’S UNMATCHED ESSENCE A thematic mural unveiled at SGRDI airport in Amritsar on Monday. Made entirely out of the waste from the fashion industry, using waste fabrics, threads and other organic material, this mural has been designed by Smiley Chaudhary and her team, this quintessential piece of sustainable art boasts India's rich cultural heritage that works in tandem with the most advanced methods in order to build a nation that takes its glorious past as the stepping stone to a futuristic tomorrow. The waste fabrics and material used from fashion industry is a statement to move towards sustainability in the fashion industry while keeping in mind the post Covid-19 world. a futuristic tomorrow. The waste fabrics and material used from fashion industry is a statement to move ley has created murals from waste material earlier too. Manjot Dhillon, said, “This mural is dedicated to our towards sustainability in the fashion industry while keeping in mind the post Covid19 world,” said Smiley. Smi- c m y b country and its empowered women who have not left any arena untouched by their limitless potential. I wholeheartedly thank my team members for their invaluable cooperation and contribution in the making of this piece of art that manifests the eternal beauty of a sustainable world.” Referring to the elements that this mural exhibits, Smiley said, “From the ‘bindi’ to the ‘Ashok Chakra’, from defence to sports, from our crops to submarines, from our technology to traditional handlooms, we have tried to celebrate India’s unmatched essence that lies at the very heart of its culture and progressive nature. The mural is a collage of many things that India stands for and symbolises.” pvt play schools welcomed Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 23 Residents have welcomed the notification of regulatory guidelines for private play schools in the state. They said the new norms would check growth of play schools for children between three and six years. Over the years, growth of crèches in the city has baffled locals. The Department of Social Security, Women and Child Development, issued the notification in this regard on July 30. It approved the implementation of guidelines framed by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to regulate private play schools in the state, for effective and successful imple- NCPCR’S NORMS IMPLEMENTED ■ No play and pre-school will be able to operate or teach without recognition. ■ These schools will not charge capitation fee and any institute teaching children below the age of three will be penalised ■ Violation of guidelines will invite stern action, besides duly qualified staff needs to be appointed and proper verification of staff is a must. mentation of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), including pre-school education in concurrence with the ECCE policy as approved by the Early Childhood Care and Education Council. Varun Khanna, a city-based activist, had campaigned for the need of relevant provisions to regulate quality of instructions and others aspects in play schools. After his pleas to the state government remained unheard, he filed an appeal with the NCPCR, which forwarded his appeal to the Chief Secretary. Khanna said he was happy that finally the government has notified the NCPCR guidelines.
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