31082021-ATR-01.qxd 8/30/2021 11:42 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 REGIONAL ARTISTS’ WORK EMBELLISH CITY ART CENTRE 211 artists from across the region, with 367 art works, participating in state art exhibition at the art gallery. FORECAST RAIN OR THUNDERSHOWERS INBRIEF BROTHER-IN-LAW, WOMAN END LIFE Amritsar: A woman and her brother-in-law committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. The woman (28), a mother of two children, had illicit relations with her younger brother-in-law. On Monday, they called a relative and told that they had consumed poison. They told their relatives that they could not bear the social stigma and therefore took the extreme step. Later, they were found lying unconscious near the Baba Budha Sahib area. The family members went to the spot and rushed them to a private hospital on the Batala Road, where they died in the morning. ASI Jatinder Kumar said both victims were residents of Chawinda Devi village. They eloped on August 13. The ASI said the police have started inquest proceedings in the case and handed over the bodies after post-mortem. TNS ONE ARRESTED FOR SNATCHING Amritsar: The Verka police nabbed a snatcher when he was trying to flee with a woman’s earrings in the Verka area. The accused has been identified as Ajay. Victim, Rajwant Kaur, said she was standing outside her house, when the accused demanded water. She said when she offered him water, he pulled her earrings, leaving her injured. She raised an alarm after which he was arrested and handed over to the police. A case was registered. TNS MOBILE RECOVERED FROM JAIL INMATE Amritsar: A mobile phone was recovered from a prisoner identified as Sharif Mohammad, alias Siya, of Dhianpur village. He was lodged in the de-addiction centre of the jail. Bahadur Singh, Assistant Superintendent of Police (Jail) said during checking of the deaddiction centre, they recovered a keypad phone from him. A case has been registered. TNS AVENGERS’ CO-STARS SCARLETT, CHRIS TO REUNITE FOR GHOSTED PAGE 3 According to the latest buzz, the Marvel co-stars will reunite for an upcoming project titled Ghosted. MAX 31°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:56 PM SEASON 2 OF KOTA FACTORY TO PREMIERE ON NETFLIX ON SEPT 24 PAGE 4 It will follow the life of Vaibhav, a young student on his journey to Maheshwari, one of Kota’s leading training institutes. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:05 AM TUESDAY | 31 AUGUST 2021 | AMRITSAR Now, direct flight between Amritsar & Birmingham from Sept 3 Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 30 Good news for air travellers as Air India’s direct flight between Amritsar and Birmingham is set to start from September 3. On August 8, UK moved India to amber (mediumrisk) list from the red (highalert) list after relaxing restrictions on passengers arriving from India. As per the Air India’s website, the flight AI117 will take off from Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport every Friday at 3 pm and arrive at Birmingham the same day. The return flight AI118 will then depart from Birmingham next day (on Saturday) and reach Amritsar on Sunday morning at 7:35 am. Air India will use its Boeing 787 Dreamliner on this route. Global convener of FlyAmritsar Initiative Sameep Singh Gumtala, in a release, lauded the move of the national career and said it showed the importance being gained by the local airport in global aviation. He said Air India on August 16 also resumed one weekly direct flight to London’s Heathrow airport from Amritsar. This direct connectivity with UK has once again started the perishable cargo movement from the airport. According to a tweet by the airport authorities, 6,270 kg perishable cargo (baby corn and mango pickle) was exported on the first flight to Heathrow on August 17 and 9,133 kg on August 24 flight that included sporting goods. Welcoming connectivity with both London and Birmingham, Yogesh Karma, who is also a member of the Airport Advisory Committee (AAC), said the popularity and resumption of these flights provide export oppor- ALL SET ■ Flight AI117 to take off from Amritsar airport every Friday at 3 pm and arrive at Birmingham the same day ■ Return flight AI118 to depart from Birmingham next day (Saturday) and reach Amritsar on Sunday morning at 7:35 am ■ Air India will use its Boeing 787 Dreamliner on this route Vax shortage surfaces again Residents harried, say sufficient jabs needed in view of 3rd wave Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 30 The irregular supply of Covid-19 vaccines in the district is troubling residents for the last four days, as they are unable to get the jabs. After partially resuming supply, the Health Department inoculated 4,750 beneficiaries on Monday. The district had inoculated 1,889 residents on August 28 and only 274 on August 29. However, on the days during which the Health Department had ample doses in stock, daily inoculation figures had even crossed the 20,000 mark. Residents complained that there was no way they could know whether injections would be available on a particular day and they have no other option but to visit the hospital or centre to find out the day’s status. “I am visiting the Radha Swami Satsang Ghar for the last three days and I get the same reply every day — come tomorrow,” said Pawan, a local resident, adding that people have to waste time and energy to get the injections. DIST COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS NEW RECOVERY TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 2 47,229 0 1,589 11 45,613 27 DISTRICT LOGS TWO POSITIVE CASES, NO DEATH Amritsar: With two positive cases reported on Monday, the total count of cases in the district has increased to 47,229. The new cases are influenzalike illness cases. The health authorities have reported recovery of 11 patients with which the recovery count has improved to 45,613. The district at present has a total of 27 active cases. Meanwhile a total of 4,750 residents were given injections for Covid-19 on Monday. Of these 3,762 residents got the first dose of the vaccine while 988 received the second. TNS Another resident said the day injections are available, people start queuing up along the outer wall of the satsang bhawan before 6 am. “Late-comers are often asked to go back as injections are available in limited supply only,” said another resident. Residents demanded that in view of the threat of the No case, casualty in Tarn Taran Neither any positive case nor any causality was reported due to Covid in the district on today. A total number of 377 persons have lost their lives till date and the number of active cases got reduced to seven. Five persons have been isolated in their respective homes. Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh said the teams of the Health Department collected 682 samples from different places for Covid testing. A total of 4,08,670 doses of Covid have been administered to 3,29,025 persons till Monday while 5,695 were given the jabs today. OC third Covid wave, sufficient number of injections should be made available to local hospitals and vaccination centres. They said with experts speculating a third wave somewhere in September and October, there was no time left to get the jabs. The district health authorities said the injections to the districts were distributed by the state government after receiving the supply from the Centre. “Usually, the vaccination drive goes on smoothly, but in case the state government has not received the injections from the Centre, it causes shortage and people have to face inconvenience,” said an official. tunity for farmers and businessmen alike. He said Punjab’s hinterland connection to the Midlands is a decadeold demand and our national carrier fulfilled it. Councillor Charan Kanwal Singh Sekhon, chairman, SEVA Trust, UK, who has been campaigning for direct flights to UK, also expressed happiness at the resumption of flight to Birmingham. This will shorten travel time for thousands of Punjabis in cities around Birmingham as earlier the only option for them was to travel to London’s Heathrow airport from Delhi, he said. Gang of robbers busted, 5 held Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 30 With the arrest of five persons, the city police claimed to have busted a gang of muggers involved in robberies at gunpoint in Amritsar. Those arrested were identified as Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi, and Akashdeep Singh, alias Raja, of Kot Harnam Das; Mandeep Singh, alias Sajan, and Harpreet Singh Sabi of Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar and Maninder Singh, alias Rohit, of New Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar. Their three accomplices Shera and Robin of Mandir Wala Bazaar and Goga of New Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar were yet to be arrested. The police have recovered gold ornaments weighing 44.5gm, a datar, two toy pistols and a bike from them. The police said raids were on to nab other accomplices. Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (investigations), along with other police officials said the accused robbed a goldsmith earlier this month. According to the victim Sandeep Kumar, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, who resides in Sarvarpura area on Sultanwind Road, the accused decamped with gold weighing 358gm worth several lakhs at gunpoint. A case under Section 395 of the IPC and Section 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered against them. They were held from a tubewell room in Shaheed Udham Singh area. They were produced in court and brought on police remand for further probe. During interrogation, they confessed to have robbed two grocery stores recently. On August 21, they looted ~10,000 from a grocery store on Tarn Taran Road and ~50,000 from another grocery store at Daburji bus stop on August 24. The five members of the robbers’ gang in the Amritsar police custody on Monday. VISHAL KUMAR Security beefed up as festive season begins Inspector booked by Sultanwind police, accuses SHO of being biased Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 30 With the onset of the festival season with Janmashtami on Monday, the Punjab Police have beefed up security to thwart any untoward incident. The police have also urged the people to remain vigilant as anti-national forces across the international border are constantly trying to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in the state. Repeated seizures of tiffin bombs, hand grenades and illegal weapons smuggled from Pakistan from time to time keep the security and intelligence agencies cautious. According to the police, five teams of the Armed Reserve Police, two teams of commandoes, besides city police SWAT and anti-sabotage teams were deputed for security purpose. In view of Janmashtami today, the police carried out search operations at the railway station, hotels, Continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 30 Jagbir Singh, an inspectorrank officer, on Monday accused the Station House Officer of Sultanwind police station of bias, after his video went viral in which he was seen hitting a couple of persons, including circle president of Shiromani Akali Dal Manpreet Singh Mahal, with bricks leaving them injured. Addressing the mediapersons here on Monday, he alleged that it was Manpreet Mahal and his two accomplices, who attacked him when he was going with his daughter for her treatment. The police have filed a cross case against both parties. “Whatever action was taken has been done on merit,” said Perneet Singh, SHO, Sultanwind police station. Jagbir Singh, a resident of Darshan Avenue, currently posted in Ludhiana, alleged that his daughter, who is a cricket and tennis player, got injured and he was taking her to a doctor in his car on August 27. He said Manpreet LITTLE KANHAS Children dressed as Lord Krishna at Durgiana Temple for Janmashtami celebrations in Amritsar on Monday; and (right) cops check the belongings of devotees at the temple to thwart any untoward incident. PHOTOS: SUNIL KUMAR parties ❝Patrollingnight onand the PCR teams will remain on roads till late Janmashtami. Security has been tightened around religious places and other vital locations. Parminder Singh Bhandal, DCP, LAW AND ORDER ❞ c m y b Cops file cross-FIR | Probe on daughter, a cricket ❝Mygot injuredwho iswas takingand tennis player, and I her to a doctor in my car on August 27. Manpreet Mahal, his brother Harpreet Singh and a friend Kuldeep Singh parked their car in the middle of the road. I signalled them to give passage, but they, in an inebriated condition, started arguing and scuffled with me. I repeatedly asked them not to indulge in this as I was with my daughter. However, they started thrashing me. ❞ Inspector Jagbir Singh, A RESIDENT OF DARSHAN AVENUE, POSTED IN LUDHIANA Inspector Jagbir Singh addresses mediapersons in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Mahal, his brother Harpreet Singh and a friend Kuldeep Singh parked their car in the middle of the road. He said though he signalled them to give passage, the accused, who were in an inebriated condition, started arguing and scuffled with him. “I repeatedly asked them not to indulge in this as I was with my daughter. However, they started thrashing me,” he said, adding that he first took his daughter to safety and asked her to call the police control room for help. When the accused did not stop, he had to retaliate. He said the accused made a portion of the CCTV grab viral on social media making him look like an accused, while the Sultanwind police did not bother to verify the claims and get the matter investigated properly. He said he and his daughter faced harassment at the police station. Perneet Dhillon, SHO, said the allegations made against the police are baseless and action was taken on merit following the instruction of senior police officials. He said a video of Jagbir hitting complainants with bricks went viral and reached senior police authorities who asked him to take necessary action. He said as the police were yet to get the MLR of Manpreet and other victims, they registered an FIR under relevant sections of the IPC. Later, on the statement of Jagbir, a cross-case was also filed. He said further probe was on.
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