05092021-ATR-01.qxd 04-09-2021 23:34 Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE TERROR-HIT VICTIMS DEMAND RELIEF PACKAGE FROM GOVT PAGE 2 SAIF ALI KHAN TALKS ABOUT HORROR-COMEDYBHOOT POLICE The Punjab Terrorist Victim (migrants) Sangharsh Samiti has forwarded a memo to CM Capt Amarinder Singh. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF 30-YR-OLD DIES OF DRUG OVERDOSE MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 23°C AAP TO TAKE UP TRADERS’ ISSUES Amritsar: Aam Adami Party (AAP) has assured the businessmen and traders to take up their needs and demands if they manage to from the government. Manish Aggarwal, president of the AAP’s Trade and Industry wing, stated this here today. He said he recently met AAP state President Bhagwant Mann and raised the problems being faced by entrepreneurs. Aggarwal said special schemes would be floated in order to support and encourage the industry in the state. TNS SUNSET SUNDAY 6:49 PM PAGE 4 Bhasin is all set to play a lead role in movie Bishwa, produced by renowned filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:09 AM SUNDAY | 5 SEPTEMBER 2021 | AMRITSAR Bright spotinCovidtimes— Teachersturnpro incomputing TEACHER’S DAY Learning first, teaching came later for recipients of CBSE Teachers’ Award 2021 ❝One of the biggestpandemic challenges during the Tribune News Service Tarn Taran: An addict was found dead allegedly due to drug overdose at Sarhali village here this morning. The syringe, which was used, was also recovered near the body. The victim has been identified as Gurjant Singh (30) of Nikki Diodi at Sarhali village. The victim went out of his house on Friday night and was found in the grain market of the village on Saturday. Nirmal Singh, brother of the victim, said as soon as the family received the report, they reached the spot and found the victim dead. The body was cremated in the village cremation ground. A few days ago, a youth of Sarhali area too died allegedly of drug overdose. The police denied to have received any report of death due to drug overdose. OC YAGYA BHASIN TO PLAY LEAD IN NILA MADHAB PANDA’S NEXT Movie focuses on two brothers Vibhooti and Chiraunji as they travel throughout the country hunting down bhoots. Neha Saini Gurjant Singh PAGE 3 Amritsar, September 4 Ask a teacher what they have learnt in the last one-and-ahalf years, quick comes a reply — computing skills. Sukhpreet Kaur, a primary teacher at Bhavan’s SL School and recipient of the CBSE Teachers Award 2021, said, “Teachers are not scared of computer anymore.” Sukhpreet, who has been teaching primary classes for more than a decade, said one of the biggest challenges of teachers during the pandemic was to impart lessons online. “This was probably the quickest crash course. In gave teachers an ❝Digital shifthappened, students edge. When it was to impart lessons online. This was probably the quickest crash course. In third or fourth week of the lockdown, teachers were thrown into a frenzy as teaching shifted online. were more tech-savvy. So, many of us had to become a student first. I took the augmented reality courses offered by the CBSE in blended learning to improve my online teaching skills. Sukhpreet Kaur, PRIMARY TEACHER AT BHAVAN’S SL SCHOOL Harpreet Kaur, TEACHES CHEMISTRY AT BHAVAN’S SL SCHOOL ❞ third or fourth week of the lockdown, teachers were thrown into a frenzy as teaching shifted online. In a matter of days, we had to learn about applications, integration of concepts from offline to online. We had to ensure that no student was left behind,” she said. Rejuvenation of autos: Cityranks2ndincountry Tribune News Service With online education got normalised, Sukhpreet said teachers had to innovate rapidly and effectively to engage not just kids, but parents as well. “A lot of stakeholders were involved for digital learning, especially upper primary kids. In my case, I had to innovate with ❞ alternative learning methods, including poetry, storytelling and organising weekly competitions.” Now that offline teaching might be back, Sukhpreet said teachers as well as students were well equipped to continue with blended mode of learning. Her colleague and another winner of the CBSE Teachers’ Award, Harpreet Kaur said digital shift has given teachers an edge. “When the shift happened, students were more techno-savvy than teachers. So many of us had to become a student first to understand the new mode of teaching,” she said. Harpreet, who teaches chemistry, helped create a digital library for students to organise study material. “In order to deliver study content to those who faced connectivity or other problems, we created a digital library, which can be accesed with QR codes (subject and class specific). Anyone scan these codes and find relevant Continued on page 2 Estate wing swings into action Removes encroachments from different areas of the city owing to festive rush Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 4 The Rejuvenation of Autorickshaws in Amritsar through Holistic Intervention (RAAHI) project has been ranked second (maturation phase) in the country. The administration aims to improve public transport and reduce pollution through this project. Amritsar Municipal Corporation Commissioner-cumCEO Smart City Malwinder Singh Jaggi was recently honoured by Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Director of Smart City Mission, in New Delhi. The RAAHI project is a part of City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain (CITIIS) programme run by the of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, French Development Agency (AFD), European Union and ■ The RAAHI project was selected from 67 projects in 37 cities across India in 2019. A total of 12 cities were selected under the CITIIS. ■ Chennai stood first, Amritsar second and Surat third for successfully completing the maturation phase. the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA). The RAAHI project was selected from 67 projects in 37 cities across India in 2019. A total of 12 cities were selected under the CITIIS. Chennai stood first, Amritsar second and Surat third for successfully completing the maturation phase. Continued on page 2 Amritsar, September 4 Highly populated traditional markets in the city have started witnessing a huge footfall ahead of the festival season. Residents have already been complaining of inconvenience due to the rampant encroachments by shopkeepers. Swinging into action, a team of the Municipal Corporation (MC) led by Estate Officer Dharminderjit Singh visited New Friendz Dhaba at Gheo Mandi Chowk, where some persons had illegally occupied government land and footpath by installing pillars on both sides. The roof was under construction to occupy the land permanently. The estate wing team removed the pillars and seized the building material and equipment. “On Friday afternoon, we got an information that some- Residents are ❝to occupy the urged not MC estate wing employees demolish illegal encroachments in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO one had encroached upon the government land and footpath near Gheo Mandi Chowk. On the directions of Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu and Commissioner Malwinder Singh Jaggi, we reached the spot and removed the pillars installed to encroach the land. We will not tolerate any such violation and immediate action Robbers strike at Bhilowal village Flesh trade: Spa owner booked, manager arrested Flee with ~42K, gold ornaments after attacking a villager at his house Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 4 The city police have nabbed the manager of a spa centre and booked its owner for allegedly running a flesh trade racket in the garb of the spa centre located on Lawrence Road here late last evening. While the manager was identified as Azad Ali, the owner of the spa centre was Rahul Kumar Choudhry, a resident of Delhi. The police said teams were sent to Delhi for his arrest. Shivdarshan Singh, SHO, Civil Lines police station, said the police got a tip-off that some spa and massage centres were involved in flesh trade, following which a decoy customer was sent to this spa centre on the first floor of a building on Lawrence Road. He said after confirming the tip-off, a raid was conducted and four girls were arrested from the centre. Some objectionable things were also seized confirming that a flesh trade racket was being run there. A case under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956, was registered against Azad and the owner Rahul Choudhry. Further probe was under way and raids were on to nab the owner. Amritsar, September 4 Around six unidentified armed persons entered a house by jumping over the wall in Bhilowal village in the intervening night of September 2 and 3 and looted owner Harbhajan Singh after hitting him with sharp weapons. They decamped with ~42,000 cash and gold ornaments from the house. The police have registered a case under Sections 382, 450 ❝ Around 1 am, when I was asleep in my room, around six unidentified persons entered the house and woke me up by hitting me with some sharp-edged weapon. They threatened to kill me and asked me to hand over whatever cash or gold I had. I got afraid and handed over the keys of the almirah. Harbhajan Singh, VICTIM ❞ and 323 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act in his regard and further investigations were on. Harbhajan Singh told the police that his two sons and daughter lives in Pathankot due to their jobs. Yesterday, his wife also went to Pathankot to meet them. He said around 1 am when he was asleep in his room, around six unidentified persons entered the house and woke him up by hitting him with some sharp weapon. They threatened to kill him and asked to handover whatever cash or gold he had. He said he got afraid and handed over the keys of the almirah, adding that the accused took away all gold jewellery and ~42,000 cash. He said in the morning, he informed the sarpanch and a complaint was lodged with the police. will also be taken,” said Estate Officer Dharminderjit Singh. Apart from this, antiencroachment drive was conducted in the areas including Rambagh Chowk, Gheo Mandi, Heritage Street, Railway Station Link Road, Putlighar, Khandwala Chheharta. A number of vends and goods displayed by the shopkeepers outside the shops Amritsar, September 4 Sudeep Sen, one of the most critically acclaimed English poets, spoke about finding inspiration for his latest book, “Anthropocene : Climate change, Contagion, Consolation”, amid the pandemic. In a conversation with renowned and multipleaward winning poet Ravi Shankar during an online session organised by the Majha House, Sen said solitude he found during the pandemic resulted in penning “Anthropocene”. ❝ In a conversation with The pandemic had us renowned and multipleall living in seclusion. award winning poet Ravi People get depressed Shankar during an online because of this forced session organised by the isolation. We must make Majha House, Sen says the most of it. I relish my the solitude he found solitude. Some days, I just during the pandemic don't want to step out of my room and stay locked with my resulted in penning thoughts to organise and create poems out of them. "Anthropocene" Sudeep Sen, ONE OF THE MOST CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ENGLISH POET ❞ “The pandemic had us all living in seclusion. People get depressed because of this forced isolation. We must make the most of it. I relish my solitude. Some days, I just don’t want to step out of my room and stay locked with my thoughts to organise and create poems out of c m y b them,” he said. Sen has given a commentary on sky in a section of his book titled “Skyscapes”, that gives readers a hint of how ❞ Dharminderjit Singh, ESTATE OFFICER Gangster Preet Sekhon held Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 4 The Ranjit Avenue police have arrested notorious gangster Daya Singh, alias Preet Sekhon, in connection with the murder of Jagroop Singh, a bouncer who was gunned down in October 10 last year. He was arrested after being brought on production warrant from jail. Sekhon along with his two accomplices were earlier arrested by the Amritsar rural police along with organised crime control Need to rise collectively from catastrophes: Sen Tribune News Service were also seized. “Residents are urged not to occupy the government land, footpaths and space in front of the shops illegally by displaying goods. If any person is found occupying government land or encroaching upon city roads, legal action will be taken against him immediately,” the Estate Officer said. government land, footpaths and space in front of the shops illegally by displaying goods. If any person is found occupying government land or encroaching upon city roads, legal action will be taken against him immediately. the pandemic inspired the poet in him. “There was nothing to do during the lockdown except write, read or take photographs. So, I wrote and took photographs. Thankfully, we had access to terrace. I tried to capture different moods and colours of the day in my photographs like Claude Monet,” he said. His book talks about climate change. “Promoters are the biggest culprits. They have the largest carbon footprints. Countries like America have a separate set of rules for all the other countries, but Continued on page 2 BOUNCER’S MURDER arrest, ❝With hisnabbedthe police have all three suspects in the case. Sukha Datar and Sonu were arrested earlier by the police. Robin Hans, SHO, ❞ RANJIT AVENUE POLICE STATION unit on July 28 from Chamiayari village under Ajnala police station here. Preet Sekhon had over a dozen criminal cases against him. He along with his accomplices Sukhjinder, alias Sukha Datar, and Gurjinder Singh, alias Sonu, had killed Jagroop Singh, a resident of Nangli Batha village, when he was returning home from his duty as a bouncer at a restaurant in Ranjit Avenue area. Sekhon had claimed the responsibility of the murder. Robin Hans, SHO, Ranjit Avenue police station, said with his arrest, the police had nabbed all three suspects in the case. Sukha Datar and Sonu were arrested earlier by the police. Record 57,688 residents inoculated in single day Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 4 The district Health Department inoculated a record 57,688 residents against Covid-19 in a single day during the ongoing vaccination drive here on Saturday. The Health Department stated that 39,958 residents were given the first dose of the vaccine and 17,730 residents received the second dose. Earlier, the district Health Department had inoculated 47,000 residents in a single day. The Health Department officials stated that 47 pregnant women and 112 lactating mothers were also given injections on Saturday. So far, the district has given injections to 862 pregnant women and 680 lactating mothers. Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh said the injection was completely safe for residents and it was in their own interest to get vaccinated at the earliest. He added that the department had achieved the target of 100 per cent vaccination in 54 villages of the district. Continued on page 2
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