22092021-ATR-01.qxd 9/21/2021 11:54 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE CREATE FUNDS TO CONSERVE SIKH ARCHITECTURE: EXPERTS PAGE 2 Experts stress on creating a Sikh heritage fund to undertake research & conservation of architecture & heritage. FORECAST RAIN OR THUNDERSHOWERS INBRIEF SEWADAR DIES AT LANGAR HALL Amritsar: A sewadar of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Bhai Balraj Singh, lost his life after he accidentally got stuck in a flour machine at Langar Hall on Tuesday. SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur expressed deep grief over the incident. “The tragic death of Bhai Balraj Singh has come as a great shock to the SGPC family,” said the SGPC chief and added that they would fully support the family of Bhai Balraj Singh. TNS AAP WOMEN HOLD MARCH IN PATTI Tarn Taran: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held a rally in Patti on Tuesday. Surinderpal Kaur Bhullar along with her associates appealed to residents to vote in favour of the AAP to bring an overall change in the system. Laljit Singh Bhullar, husband of Surindepal, has been nominated as the AAP’s Patti in-charge. Surinderpal said, “Voters have already made up their mind to vote in favour of the AAP as they have seen functioning of Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party for 10 years and Congress in the last almost five years.” OC 58 STAFFERS FOUND ABSENT Tarn Taran: As many as 58 government employees were found absent during a surprise raid by Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh at the Tarn Taran District Administrative Complex on Tuesday. Showcause notices have been issued to the absentees and late comers. Charanjit Singh Channi, the newly-sworn Chief Minister, had instructed government employees to be present at their respective offices at 9 am to provide better services to residents. The team led by the Deputy Commissioner conducted surprise raid at 9 am, which continued for 25 minutes. The Deputy Commissioner said the surprise raids would be held again and those found absent or coming late would be dealt with sternly. OC ‘ACTRESSES NOW UNDER LESS SCRUTINY FOR THEIR BODIES’ JACKIE SHROFF, SUNIEL SHETTY AT KBC SHAANDAAR SHUKRAVAAR Kate Winslet believes we are finger pointing a lot less at women in terms of how they look or their shape. MAX 31°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C | MIN 21°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:27 PM PAGE 4 Jackie and Suniel will be featured on the Friday special episode of Shaandaar Shukravaar on Kaun Banega Crorepati. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:19 AM WEDNESDAY | 22 SEPTEMBER 2021 | AMRITSAR Car-free day:City neither pedestrian nor cycle-friendly September 22: World Car Free Day Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Ironically, the road infrastructure is not designed as per the requirement of cyclists and pedestrians. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Amritsar, September 21 World Car Free Day is observed on September 22 to encourage motorists to give up their personal vehicles for a day and opt for cycling, walking or public transport, but the holy city doesn’t have much to offer it seems. The environment programme of the United Nations claims that giving up personal cars for a day will help the public in opting for public transport, cycling or walking. Ironically, the city doesn’t ❝ Giving up cars is a good initiative. But the policies are being carved by the elite section of society. They plan infrastructure as per the requirement of car-driving people. The common man is fine with cycling and walking but need safe commuting as well. Gopala Dhawan, TRAFFIC EXPERT have good infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. As per the data collected by the traffic experts, victims in 23 per cent accidents were pedestrians in the city. Though the BRTS is available on three Burglary at AAP leader’s house ❞ ❝ Cycle tracks are being developed for leisure activities and fitness at posh areas. However, cyclists from economically weaker sections are being ignored while planning the road infrastructure. It is risky to commute on a cycle or walk on roads. The city needs major reforms in road infrastructure to adopt carfree commuting. Harkrishan Singh, A RESIDENT major routes, it is also facing several issues and despite efforts, has not been much popular among residents. A number of roads leading to highly populated areas including Majithia Road, Fate- Amritsar, September 21 Two thieves, in connivance with a servant, burgled the house of AAP leader Rishi Agarwal in New Garden Colony and decamped with gold ornaments worth ~30 lakh besides ~2 lakh cash. The Civil Lines police have started probe and found CCTV footage of the suspects. Those booked were identified as servant Raju and his two unidentified accomplices. Thieves, in connivance with a servant, allegedly decamped with ornaments worth ~30 lakh, besides ~2 lakh, from AAP leader Rishi Agarwal's house in New Garden Colony in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTOS A case under Sections 381, 380, 454 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against them, while raids were on to nab the suspects, the police said. Agarwal told the police that Ammunition found hidden under earth Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, September 21 As many as 336 cartridges of different calibres were recovered from Dasuwal village, on Sunday, hidden under the earth. ASI Balwinder Singh from Patti Sadar police station said land owner Satnam Singh was digging up the land, when he recovered the ammunition packed in a plastic container. The recovered cartridges are of AK-47, SLR and 3x3 calibre. The ASI said the recovered ammunition was useless and had rusted. The police have registered a case under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. Amritsar: With three positive cases, the tally of positive cases increased to 47,289 in the district on Tuesday. All three cases are influenza-like illness cases. The district health officials have also reported the recovery of one patient with which the total recovery count increased to 45,682. The district, at present has a total of 16 active cases. Meanwhile, 8,123 residents were inoculated for Covid-19 during the vaccination drive on Tuesday. Of these, 5,437 received the first dose of the vaccine, while 2,686 received the second dose. TNS COVID UPDATE 3 47,289 0 1,590 1 45,682 16 c m y b as per his routine, he went to his office at 10 am. He said his Continued on page 2 ❞ hgarh Churian Road, Mehta Road, Airport Road, Chogawan Road and Taran Taran Road don’t have city bus facility. Auto-rickshaws are the only option there. According to information, around 30 per cent commuters in the city commute on bicycles. However, the road infrastructure is not designed as per their requirement. Traffic expert Gopala Dhawan, who studied traffic patterns and issues of the city at Guru Nanak Dev University, said: “Car free day is being observed to make the public aware about environment, traffic and health. Giving up cars is a good initiative. The car-free road stretches such as Heritage Street should be extended. The Hall Bazaar should be a car-free zone as it Continued on page 2 120 dengue cases reported in 7 days Tribune News Service Tribune News Service DIST REPORTS 3 POSITIVE CASES NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS NEW RECOVERY TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE PAGE 3 Amritsar, September 21 With 120 dengue cases being reported in the last seven days, the total count of cases during the current season has increased to 371. The Health Department has not reported any death due to the disease till date. Apart from patients reported by the district Health Department, many patients were getting treatment for the illness with symptoms similar to dengue from private hospitals. As these are SYMPTOMS: The symptoms of the disease include high grade fever above 102°F, headache, pain in the eyes, general body aches, vomiting, skin rashes which must be monitored for 7 to 10 days by medical experts not specifically tested for dengue, they are not officially counted as dengue cases. While abundant showers for the last three days and a brief spell on early Tuesday morning has resulted in water-logging in low-lying areas, it has further increased the chances of mosquito breeding. Meanwhile, the Municipal Corporation has already started intensive fogging in all wards of the city. Apart from this, the Health Department, too, has a mandate to conduct fogging in the locality of a person, who has tested Continued on page 2
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