08092021-ATR-01.qxd 9/8/2021 12:00 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE Various student unions held a protest outside Khalsa College for Women against lack of jobs on Tuesday. FORECAST RAIN OR THUNDERSHOWERS INBRIEF 1 DEAD, ANOTHER HURT IN ACCIDENT Tarn Taran: A 27-year-old man, Tejinder Singh, died in a road accident near Piddi village on Tuesday. Amanpreet Singh (22) also sustained injuries in the accident. Both are residents of Shekha Barnala. They were going to Amritsar on a motorcycle to pay obeisance at Harmandir Sahib on the Parkash Purb of Guru Granth Sahib. At about 1am, Tejinder Singh, who was driving the motocycle, lost control over the vehicle and fell down. He died on the spot. Amandeep Singh was admitted at the Civil Hospital and was referred to Amritsar. The body was handed over to the family after conducting postmortem. OC HELPLINE TO EASE TRAFFIC WOES Amritsar: To regulate and solve the problem of frequent traffic chaos in different parts of the city, the police have launched a traffic helpline besides deputed dedicated traffic cops for opening traffic jams. Police Commissioner Vikram Jeet Duggal said: “Joint Commissioner of Police D Sudarvizhi will supervise the traffic helpline. People can call on the helpline 1073 if there is any traffic chaos. Besides, they can also WhatsApp at the traffic control room number 97811-30630 or post on Facebook page of the Amritsar Traffic Police Commissionerate. They can also tweet at @cpamritsar. He said people can inform the administration about traffic bottlenecks. They can send the location of wrongly-parked vehicles and traffic police will take stern action against the offender. Duggal said people can also share views at email@example.com. He said 30 cops on 15 bikes will remain stationed at different points, from where they can reach at the traffic bottleneck for streamlining traffic. TNS SC COMMISSION VISITS TARN TARAN TIGER SHROFF PRAISES HRITHIK ROSHAN’S DANCING SKILLS Tiger praised his idol Hrithik Roshan when a fan questioned him about who among the two is a better dancer. MAX 30°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:45 PM Property tax: MC issues notice to 10, 717 defaulters Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 7 The property tax wing of the Municipal Corporation has issued 10,717 sealing notices to tax defaulters in the last two months. Municipal Corporation officials said now the sealing drive would be conducted after September 30, which is the last date for paying tax with 10 per cent rebate. “Initially, we issued more than 6,000 notices of 112A under the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act and asked property owners to pay the tax or in case of payment, show the receipt. Now, we have issued 10,717 notices of 138c of the Act about the sealing of buildings of tax defaulters. We will wait till September 30. After that, we will start sealing buildings,” said Daljit Singh, nodal officer for property tax. In response to this action of the MC, the recovery of prop- PAGE 3 Has already collected ~7.25 crore so far Residents pay their property tax in Amritsar on Tuesday. erty tax collection has witnessed a significant rise. The MC so far has collected ~3.50 crore more as compared to last year. Last year, the MC had recovered ~3.78 crore only till September 7. However, the MC has already collected ~7.25 crore so far. The MC had set the target of collecting ~42.5 crore as property tax this year. The property tax wing of the MC had never achieved the recovery target before. After joining the MC, Commissioner Malwinder Singh Jaggi focused on the recovery of taxes and instructed employees to focus on commercial buildings and assure 100 per cent tax recovery. On the directions, MC issued notices to industrial units, banks/ATMs, corporate Continued on page 2 Pargat Singh, in the case. Pargat, who originally hailed from Nabha, was allegedly providing illegal weapons to miscreants and gangsters in Punjab and adjoining states. He had developed a network of youth for supplying weapons to their clients after procuring the same from Madhya Pradesh or UP-based illegal weapon suppliers, said the police. The police had nabbed SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:10 AM Man booked for raping minor Amritsar, September 7 In a shocking incident, a 13year-old girl was allegedly raped by her relative, identified as Deepu, alias Sanjiv Sharma of Navi Abadi in Faizpura area, located near Rattan Singh Chowk here. The victim’s mother told the police that after her husband’s death, she married again, after which she handed over her two daughters to her brother-in-law Vinay Kumar of Faizpura and the younger one (8) to her sisterin-law in Verka. She said on Rakhi, she came to meet her daughters, where her elder daughter told her that the accused, a distant relative, called her to his home and raped her. Shocked over this, she decided to lodge an FIR against the accused. The Majitha Road police have booked the accused under Section 376 of the IPC and Section 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act. He was arrested and further investigations were on. name figured during the interrogation of Lovedeep and Harprabhjot Singh. Investigations were on to ascertain how Pargat was running his network from England and identify his accomplices involved in the racket. It has been learnt that he had links with several gangsters in Punjab. The police were also holding financial investigations to ascertain forward and backward links of the racket. Insufficient stock of doses hits vaccination Border area farmers to gherao CM’s residence Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 7 Three days after the Amritsar rural police nabbed two persons with illegal weapons, the police have now nominated an Englandbased youth, identified as Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, September 7 The Punjab Border Area Kisan Welfare Society in its meeting held in the border township of Khemkaran here on Tuesday flayed the state government for not releasing the compensation for four years to the farmers who own land across the fencing. Tarn Taran: Deepak Kumar, senior vice-president, and Raj Kumar Hans, member of the Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission, visited three villages of the district to probe the cases related to atrocities on members of the SC community here on Tuesday. The commission visited nearby Doburji village where two minor children belonging to the SC community were beaten up with a shoe for plucking mangoes from the fields of a farmer. The commission also visited Jalalabad and Talwandi Saran villages in connection with the complaints lodged with the SC commission regarding atrocities committed by landlords who had encroached common land in villages. The commission instructed local DSP Sucha Singh Bal to submit the report of the three cases to the commission office on September 16. OC Government flayed for not releasing compensation for four years to the farmers who own land across the fencing Vacant chairs at a vaccination centre in Amritsar on Tuesday; and (right) a police jawan shows smashed door and window panes at a vaccine centre in Amritsar on Tuesday. PHOTOS: SUNIL KUMAR Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 7 The usual rush of people outside vaccination centres in the district was not visible due to the insufficient stock of Covid-19 vaccines here on Tuesday. A huge rush of people who gathered at the Covid centre in the Civil Hospital on Zonal yesterday was nowhere visible today. Paramedic and security staff deployed at the centre said due to the first working day of the week, a huge rush of people had turned up on Monday. They broke the panes of windows and doors. “Various methods were employed to streamline the flow of people coming to vaccinate, but they remain non-controllable. On the pattern of banks, numbers were also issued to people turning up at the centre but it fuelled mistrust among them and they tried to broke open the front gate. Due to short supply of vaccines from state and central governments, only 2380 doses were administered on Tuesday. Only one person was found positive today which increased the total number of positives in the district to 47,255. Five persons fully recovered taking the total number of people recovered to 45,652. There are still 14 positive cases. No casualty due to novel was attributed to novel coronavirus was found. COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS NEW RECOVERY TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 1 47,255 0 1,589 5 45,652 14 HELPLINE FOR PATIENTS ■ Control Room: 0183-2500398, 0183-2500498, 01832500598, 0183-2500698, 0183-2500798 (Open 24*7) ■ Health Dept helpline: 01832535322, 0183-2535323 ■ Medical helpline: 104 ■ Contact a doc: 1800 180 4104 ■ Bed availability and status: Punjab Covid App (updated daily at 5 pm) c m y b WEDNESDAY | 8 SEPTEMBER 2021 | AMRITSAR Let their be light Tribune News Service Lovepreet Singh of Nawan Pind village located on Mehta Road and Harprabhjot Singh of Harike area with two country-made pistols along with ammunition on Saturday. A case under the Arms Act was registered against them and they were brought on police remand for further interrogation. SSP Gulneet Singh Khuranna, however, said the matter was under investigations. Sources said Pargat’s PK Jaiswar PAGE 4 Aditi took to Insta & penned a heartfelt note for her son while recalling the time she became mother for the first time. England-based youth booked ARMS RACKET TV ACTRESS ADITI MALIK PENS A HEARTFELT NOTE FOR HER SON The organisation warned that in case the compensation was not released soon, the farmers across the state would gherao the Chandigarh-based residence of the Chief Minister on September 15. Raghbir Singh Bhangala, state president of the society, said the Centre started giving compensation on this land since 1997 which had not been paid to the land holding farmers for the last four years. He said such farmers from Tarn Taran, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Fazilka and Ferozpur attended the meeting and resolved to move to Chandigarh on September 15. He said the farmers having their land across the fencing were already facing great hardships as they were not allowed by the BSF Continued on page 2 The Golden Temple lit up on the occasion of the 417th anniversary of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib in Amritsar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Pvt buses make hay out of Punbus, PRTC staff strike Occupancy shoots up to 100 per cent Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 7 The occupancy of private buses shot up to 100 per cent after a long time, as the staterun Punbus and PRTC buses were withdrawn from service due to the indefinite strike called by the Punjab Roadways Punbus Contractual Workers’ Union on Tuesday. Their members did not block the Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT), which allowed private buses to earn a moolah. Passengers have been preferring government buses over private ones since the introduction of free travel for women passengers. Harjot Singh, a ticket col- PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR PAGE 2 STUDENT UNIONS PROTEST PRIVATISATION, LACK OF JOBS A private bus packed to its capacity at the ISBT on Tuesday. lector in a private bus, accepted that private buses which had been at the receiving end since the introduction of the said scheme recorded a huge turnaround during the strike called by the employees of state-run buses. He said this trend was limited to the days continued on page 2
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