07092021-ATR-01.qxd 06-09-2021 23:42 Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 CATCH A GLIMPSE OF GREAT ARTIST SG THAKAR’S WORK KIM MAKES HER RELATIONSHIP WITH LEANDER PAES OFFICIAL IAFA celebrating his 122nd birth anniversary. His noted art works put on display for public to mark occasion. FORECAST RAIN OR THUNDERSHOWERS INBRIEF MAN DIES OF HEART ATTACK AT PNB Tarn Taran: Balwinder Singh (65) (in pic), a resident of Burj-169, died of cardiac attack at the Punjab National Bank, Sarai Amanat Khan, on Monday. The deceased, a labourer by profession, had gone to the bank to take his pension. Paramjit Kaur, daughter-in-law of the deceased, said after standing in scorching heat outside the bank for hours together when her father-inlaw entered the bank, he felt suffocated. Moreover, she said there was no drinking water facility there. Balwinder was brought to a nearby hospital, where the doctor declared him dead. Hardeep Singh, leader of the Jamhoori Kisan Sabha, called it the death with negligence on the part of the bank authorities, who failed to provide any provision to protect customers from scorching heat and nonavailability of drinking water. The farmer leader demanded probe into the death of a Balwinder Singh. OC ONE ARRESTED IN ROAD RAGE, FIRING Amritsar: The Civil Lines police have arrested Simarpal Singh of the posh Ranjit Avenue area for allegedly firing at a family after their cars collided. Chand Mehra of Palm Groove enclave, Airport Road, said he was going from Ranjit Avenue to Rani Ka Bagh area with his family, when their car collided. The accused pulled out the keys of his car and started arguing. He said he also took out a revolver and pointed at him. He said his friend Jeet Bachan Singh came and tried to intervene. He said when he was trying to leave, the accused came before his car and threatened to shoot. Meanwhile, his friends also came and thrashed him and his friend Jeet Bachan before the family. After this, a police party reached and arrested Simarpal. Besides Simarpal, the police also booked Sahil of New Golden Avenue, Neeraj, Jagmeet Singh and Atul besides their unidentified accomplice. TNS CAMERA SNATCHED, TWO ARRESTED Amritsar: The Majitha road police have nabbed two persons for snatching a camera from Girish Kumar of Katra Baggian near Radha Soami Satsang Bhawan on the Mall Road on August 28. They were identified as Dikshit Kumar of Sanjay Gandhi Colony and Shiva of Ekta Nagar, Chamrang Road. The duo along with three others snatched the camera when Girish and his friends — Pulkit Sharma and Gursimran Singh — were clicking pictures. They were identified through the CCTV cameras. The police said raids were on to nab other accomplices. TNS< KAVITA KAUSHIK SET TO MAKE A RETURN TO THE SMALL SCREEN Kim Sharma was making headlines for her rumoured relationship with former tennis player Leander Paes. MAX 31°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:47 PM PAGE 4 Last seen in Bigg Boss 14, Kavita Kaushik will be entering the Star Bharat show Lakshmi Ghar Aayi. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:10 AM TUESDAY | 7 SEPTEMBER 2021 | AMRITSAR When in Rome…fly directly to city ...Air India set to resume Amritsar-Rome flight from tomorrow Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 6 Great news for international flyers — Air India is set to start a direct Amritsar-Rome flight from Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport from September 8. Earlier, the airport had established direct air connectivity with Heathrow, London and Birmingham. As per the schedule, the flight AI123 will take off from Amritsar every Wednesday at 3.55 pm and reach Rome the same day. The return flight will depart from Rome the next day on ■ As per the schedule, the flight AI123 will take off from Amritsar every Wednesday at 3.55 pm and reach Rome the same day ■ The return flight will depart from Rome the next day on Thursday and reach Amritsar on Friday morning at 5.35am ■ Air India will operate its Boeing 787 Dreamliner on this route Thursday and reach Amritsar on Friday morning at 5.35am. Air India will operate its Boeing 787 Dreamlin- This hugely benefit the Punjabi diaspora in It’s ❝reliefwillthousands of people, stranded in IndiaItaly. to a big for due Italy’s decision to ban direct flights in late April this year. ❞ Sameep Singh Gumtala, GLOBAL CONVENER OF FLYAMRITSAR INITIATIVE er on this route. Hailing the move, Sameep Singh Gumtala, Global Convener of the FlyAmritsar Ini- tiative working for better air connectivity for the holy city, said this once-a-week flight would hugely benefit the Punjabi diaspora in Italy. Gumtala said the resumption of the flight comes after the decision by the Italy Govern- ment to relax restrictions on passengers arriving from India. “This is a big relief for thousands of people, who got stranded in India due to the decision by Italy to ban direct flights in late April this year,” he said. The air passengers had to pay hefty fare to reach their destination through connecting flights via other countries and complete quarantine requirements during the transit. This direct flight will now reduce the cost and also their travel time to just 7 to 8 hours. The operation of these flights to three destinations in Europe provides a big boost for direct international connectivity from the airport, said Yogesh Kamra, convener (India) of the FlyAmritsar Initiative and secretary of Amritsar Vikas Manch, an NGO. Kamra said Amritsar was currently India’s only airport that is directly connected with two airports in the UK. With the resumption of Rome flight, it will be the only airport in India after Delhi directly connecting with three destinations in Europe by the Indian national carrier — Air India, he claimed. Now, regularise your illegal Tarn Taran administration finally water, sewer connections assures farmers of compensation Our Correspondent Tribune News Service A window of opportunity — Just pay one-time fee Amritsar, September 6 The state government through the Local Government Department has offered special opportunity to regularise unauthorised water and sewerage connections. Municipal Corporation Commissioner Malwinder Singh Jaggi said the Local Bodies Department has offered a window of opportunity to those residents who have unauthorised water and sewerage domestic connections to regularise these after paying one-time fee. Elaborating on the new scheme, he informed that owners of the houses with area less than 125 square yard would be required to shell out ~100 per month each for both water and sewerage connections. Those having houses above 125 square yard and less than 250 square yard would need to deposit ~250 each for both connections (~500 per month). The domestic consumers having area above 250 square yard will have to pay ~500 per month for each utility. Similarly, the ■ Owners of the houses with area less than 125 District logs 4 positive cases Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 6 With four positive cases reported on Monday, the district tally of cases increased to 47,254. The new cases include three influenza-like illness cases and one contact of a positive patient. The district health authorities have also reported the recovery of two patients with which the total recovery count increased to 45,647. The district at present has a total of 18 active cases. Meanwhile, a total of 1,703 residents were inoculated for Covid-19 during the ongoing vaccination drive on Monday. Of these, 1,103 residents received the first dose of the vaccine, while 600 received the second dose. TWO HELD WITH 50-GM HEROIN Amritsar: The CIA staff have arrested Surinder Singh, alias Bitta, of Ishwar Nagar and Rajwinder Kaur of Sultanwind with 50-gm heroin. They were on a scooter, when they were held at a naka following a tipoff. A case under the NDPS Act was registered. TNS PAGE 3 COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS NEW RECOVERY TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 4 47,254 0 1,589 2 45,647 18 square yard will be required to shell out ~100 per month each for both water and sewerage connections. ■ Those having houses above 125 square yard and less than 250 square yard would need to deposit ~250 each for both connections (~500 per month). ■ The domestic consumers having area above 250 square yard will have to pay ~500 per month for each utility. ■ Similarly, the commercial facilities raised over 1,000 square yard would have to pay ~1,000 per month for each utility. the expiry of months, consumers ❝Afterpay fine at thethreeof regularisation of will have to time connections. No extra charges such as road cutting, connection, security or any other will be imposed after depositing the fee. The notification in this regard was released on August 25 and no fine will be levied within three months. Malwinder Singh Jaggi, MC COMMISSIONER ❞ commercial facilities raised over 1,000 square yard would have to pay ~1,000 per month for each utility. He assured that after the deposit of fee, no extra charges such as road cutting, connection, security or any other fee would be imposed on consumers. He said the notification in this regard was released on August 25 and no fine would be levied within three months. “After the expiry of three months, consumers will have to pay fine at the time of regularisation of connections.” Tarn Taran, September 6 Buckling under pressure, the district administration has assured farmers to release the compensation to the family of Surjit Singh (32), a farmer of Cheema Khurd within a week. The farmers under the banner of Jamhoori Kisan Sabha were on chain hunger strike, which entered its sixth day. The representatives of Azad Kisan Sangharsh Committee Punjab, Kisan Sangharsh Committee Punjab (Pannu), Kisan Sangharsh Committee Punjab (Kot Budha) and Kul Hind Kisan Sabha under the leadership of Daljit Singh Dialpura met ADC Jagwinderjit Singh Grewal speaks to farmers assuring them of releasing the compensation to the victim’s family on Monday. Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh and presented him a memorandum warning him to intensify the agitation jointly by the farmers’ organisations. The DC discussed the issue with farmers’ representa- tives sympathically and assured them of releasing compensation of ~5 lakhs to the family of farmer Surjit Singh within a week. Surjit Singh had lost his life at the Delhi border in the farmers’ agitation seven months ago. Fire at Chowk Farid bank branch Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 6 A fire broke out at the Bank of India branch in Chowk Farid, Hall Bazaar area on Monday. Though there was no loss of life, important record of the bank is said to have been gutted. ASI Gurjit Singh of Kotwali police station said around 8 am, the police got an information about smoke billowing out of the bank branch. He said immediately a fire tender was also informed. An official said the smoke was coming out of the basement and the exact reason behind fire was yet to be ascertained. He said only bank official would be able to tell about the loss. The fire was controlled after a couple of hours. Resume Metro bus from Gheo Money exchanger Mandi to airport, say residents duped of ~4 lakh Tribune News Service PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 6 After suspending the Metro bus service under the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) from Gheo Mandi to the airport, local NGOs, commuters and residents are demanding the resumption of the BRTS service on the route. The bus route was suspended after regular demonstrations by mini bus operators. A local NGO, Amritsar Vikas Manch, has urged the Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar, to resume the service on the route. “It was the demand of air passengers to connect the airport and Darbar Sahib. Darbar Sahib is a religious place where almost every air traveller pays obeisance before boarding or alighting the plane. Gheo Mandi Chowk is only about 200 m away from Darbar Sahib and this small distance can be covered on foot. The Metro bus is a great service for air passengers, which must continue. The mini bus operators should not be allowed to disrupt the service. The district adminis- great service for air passengers, ❝The Metro bus is aThe mini-bus operators should which must continue. not be allowed to disrupt the service. The district administration must deal with the protesting mini-bus operators. Yogesh Kamra, SECRETARY, AVM ❞ tration must deal with the protesting mini bus operators,” said Yogesh Kamra, secretary, AVM. “The administration should find ways to protect the business interests of the mini bus operators, affected due to the plying of the Metro buses. One thing is clear that the service on the route should not be affected,” said Principal Kulwant Singh Ankhi. Kuljit Singh, a resident, said, “On the one hand, MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla inaugurated the c m y b Metro bus service from Golden Temple to the airport on August 16. We had welcomed the move. But after 15 days, the same politician intervened and suspended the service bowing under pressure from the mini bus operators. The policies and programmes of the government should be implemented in the interest of the public, not some exclusive group for votes. The benefit of the public should not be ignored. Ironically, it happened in this case.” Amritsar, September 6 A money exchanger was duped of ~4 lakh by swindlers, who posed as hotel staff here on August 23. Ironically, though the victim lodged a complaint with the Division B police station here, officials failed to take any action in this connection. “The police have not even registered any FIR in the incident,” said Jaskirat Singh Sethi, the complainant. He has now lodged a complaint with Police Commissioner Vikram Jeet Duggal urging him for immediate action against perpetrators and recover money. Sethi said he had his office on the Railway Link road here and was into the money exchange business for the past 20 years. On August 23, he got a call from a person, who identified himself as Aditiya, manager of a hotel located on the main GT road, near the interstate bus terminus, Sethi added. A customer in his hotel wanted to exchange 300 US dollars, said Sethi. He sent his employee Charanjit Singh to the hotel with cash, Sethi added. A waiter took him to customer on the fourth floor of the hotel where he exchanged cash for dollars, said Sethi. Aditiya asked Charanjit to take the ID proof and bill from the customer in the evening, added Sethi. In the evening Aditiya called him again and said some clients needed 12 rooms and wanted to exchange 5,500 US dollars, said Sethi. He again sent his employee with ~4,01,500 cash to the hotel, added Sethi. Aditiya took cash from his employee and said he would collect the ID proofs and dollars from clients, said Sethi. However, he did not return even after a long wait, Sethi added. His employee then called him, said Sethi. When footage of the CCTV cameras installed at the hotel was scanned it was found that the suspects, who were three in number, came to the hotel on a taxi (bearing registration No. PB01A5627) and remained there for five Continued on page 2 The DC sent Jagwindrjit Singh Grewal, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General), to the camp of hunger strike informing about the assurance of the administration. The ADC, while addressing farmers, assured them to release the compensation within a week and the agitating farmers left for their homes. On Monday, women farmers led the agitation and all proceedings regarding the agitation were conducted by the women leaders besides the 11-member women jatha that sat on hunger strike. Narinder Kaur Patti, Lakhwinder Kaur Chabal, Jasbir Kaur Tarn Taran and other women leaders addressed on the occasion. Man killed over monetary dispute Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 6 Shamsher Singh (38), a resident of Gaggarbhana village falling under the Mehta police station, was found dead in Sadhpur village in Jandiala here yesterday. The police have booked Jagtar Singh of Sadhpur village on the charge of murder while further investigations were under progress. The accused was still at large. Gurmej Singh, father of the deceased, told the police that Shamsher had gone to meet Jagtar Singh who had borrowed some money from the former, but he did not return till evening. Late in the evening, Sikander Singh, his son-in-law, told him that his body was lying near Sadhpur canal Gurmej Singh, father of the deceased, told the police that Shamsher had gone to meet Jagtar Singh who had borrowed some money from the former, but he did not return till evening. Late in the evening, Sikander Singh, his son-in-law, told him that his body was lying near Sadhpur canal. They immediately rushed to the spot. Shamsher had injury marks on his head, forehead and ears. He alleged that Jagtar Singh had killed his son in order to swindle the money. Sub-Inspector Nishan Singh said a case under Section 302 of the IPC was registered against Jagtar Singh and body was handed over the family after autopsy. He said further investigations were under progress while raids were on to nab Jagtar.
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