12102021-ATR-01.qxd 10/11/2021 11:35 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE GREEN FINGERS: A GARDEN JAZZED PAGE 2 UP WITH RECLAIMED WOOD BIG B TERMINATES CONTRACT WITH A PAN MASALA BRAND This city-based doctor couple believes in giving back a little of what they take from nature. Amitabh Bachchan has terminated his contract on the request of a national anti-tobacco organisation. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF PAY TAX, GET YOUR VEHICLES BACK Amritsar: The Regional Transport Authority (RTA) impounded six private longroute buses on different routes and three overloaded tippers here on Monday. Arashdeep Singh Lobana, RTO, said, the buses were impounded from different routes, including Amritsar-Bathinda, AmritsarFaridkot and the AmritsarJalandhar GT road. Most owners of vehicles had not paid tax under the MV Act, he added. Buses would be released after their owners paid due tax and submit no due certificates, he said. Three tippers were challaned for overloading, he added. TNS JOSHI COLONY GETS A NEW PARK Amritsar: While the parks in various parts of the city are in a dilapidated condition, Mayor Karamjit Singh inaugurated another new park, apparently to gain political mileage ahead of poll. The MC has constructed the new park at Joshi Colony in Ward No.10. The park has been developed up for the convenience of residents of Joshi Colony and surrounding areas, the Mayor claimed. Rintu said the park has been paved with interlocking tiles for the general public and special seating arrangements have been made for the elderly. He said a swing has also been set up for children where they can come and play. He said smart lights were installed in the park. TNS SILENT FAST BY CONG WORKERS Tarn Taran: Congress leaders and activists observed a silent fast for three hours in front of the main post office here on Monday. They were protesting in support of the farmers’ agitation. Leader Avtar Singh Taneja said the party had been demanding stern action against Union Minister Ajay Mishra and his son Ashish Mishra, besides others responsible for the Lakhimpur Kheri killings. He said the Congress was demanding the repealing of the three contentious farm laws. Most of the workers were either busy on their mobile phones or talking to their fellow participants during the ‘silence fasting’. OC ONE MORE TESTS POSITIVE IN DIST Amritsar: With one positive case reported on Monday, the district tally increased to 47,331. The Health Department has reported recovery of two patients, taking the recovery count to 45,732. The district at present has a total of four active cases. Meanwhile, 5,131 residents were inoculated during the ongoing vaccination drive on Monday. Of these, 3,079 received the first dose of the vaccine, while 2,052 received the second dose. TNS COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS NEW RECOVERY TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 1 47,331 0 1,595 2 45,732 4 MAX 33°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 20°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:01 PM PAGE 3 SAHIL SHROFF IS EVICTED FROM THE HOUSE OF BIGG BOSS PAGE 4 Just like superstar host Salman Khan had warned, surviving the Bigg Boss jungle will be tough this season. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:32 AM TUESDAY | 12 OCTOBER 2021 | AMRITSAR Cracks appear in adjoining buildings while digging hotel basement Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 11 Digging up of basement for an upcoming hotel in the midst of the thickly constructed area has resulted in appearance of cracks in adjoining structures. The civil work for constructing a hotel for the international hospitality chain is in progress on the railway link road, close to the Queen’s Road intersection. As many as six occupants of the buildings, adjoining the construction site, had written to Municipal Corporation Commissioner Malwinder Singh Jaggi on October 4 about the violation of construction by-laws, at the upcoming hotel site, which were threatening their commercial properties. In gross violation of norms, the basement of an upcoming hotel was dug up so deep that it posed a threat to adjoining hotels and buildings while (From left) In gross violation of norms, the basement of an upcoming hotel was dug up so deep that it has posed a threat to the adjoining hotels and buildings; and (right) a damaged ceiling of a room adjoining the hotel site. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR the authorities concerned looked the other way, the complainants said. Sanjay Kumar, who owns a commercial property next to the hotel site, claimed, “The construction of the property is in contravention to the sanctioned plan. The building by-laws governing con- Day after protest, two booked for murder started inquest proceedings. Surjit Kaur, wife of the Amritsar, October 11 deceased, told the police that A day after the protest out- around 20 days ago, a group of side Gate Hakima police sta- persons led by Baba Basanta tion, the police have booked and Pinka had attacked her two persons for murder. husband, leaving him criticalAccording to the ly injured. They beat Around 20 days ago, complainant, the a group of persons him black and blue accused, identified attacked Sikander over a dispute regardas Baba Basanta Singh of Mullechak ing the possession of and Pinka, brutally village, leaving him religious dera in the thrashed Sikander critically injured over Mullechak village. He Singh of Mul- a dispute regarding was admitted to a hosthe possession of pital. However, the lechak village around 20 days ago religious dera. He was police did not take any admitted to a that ultimately led action against the sushospital, but he pects due to their to his death. succumbed to his influence. The family meminjuries bers of the victim On Sunday, when he had accused the Anngarh succumbed to his injuries, the police of inaction and favouring police took action under Secthe suspects. Assistant Com- tion 174 of the CrPC, while the missioner of Police Parambir family had insisted on regisSingh and SHO Harkirat Singh tration of a murder case assured the family of appropri- against the two suspects. SHO ate action, following which they Harkirat Singh said a murder had lifted the dharna. case was registered on the An FIR under Section 302 of statement of Surjit and furthe IPC was registered against ther probe was on. The body of Baba Basanta Singh and Pinka, the deceased was handed over both residents of same village, to the family after the autopsy. while no arrest has been made He said the accused would be so far. Earlier, the police have arrested soon. Tribune News Service struction are not being followed. For instance, the basement is 47-feet deep, which is in contravention to the permitted depth of 30 feet.” “The adjoining buildings, which are two and three storeyed, require a minimum gap of 7.5 feet from the new building to be constructed. However, a distance of less than five feet has been kept from the upcoming hotel,” he said. He claimed that due to noncompliance of building norms, cracks have appeared on the walls of his hotel-cum-bar and even the roof had got damaged. Davinder Singh Virdi said cracks had appeared in the basement and ground floor of his 180 square yard commercial property. He recalled that about two years ago the owner of the property started digging up the site. He blamed long delay in construction as the prime reason for weakening of the adjoining structures. Due to this adjoining Dengue tally 750: Dept identifies 40 hotspots Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 11 With over 750 dengue cases reported from the district till date, the Health Department has identified at least 40 hotspots in the city. The health officials informed Medical Education and Research Minister OP Soni about the situation in the city during a meeting at Government Medical College here on Monday. Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh said health teams would visit every home in the identified hotspot, reach out to people and check the area for the presence of dengue larvae. He said 844 challans have been issued to the owners of houses, shops and other buildings, where dengue larvae were found by the health teams during inspection. Soni asked the health officials to ensure that the medical staff reach their place of posting by 8 am and remain present at their seat during Deputy CM & Medical Education Minister OP Soni holds a meeting with senior health officials in Amritsar on Monday. will visit in ❝Health teamsreach outevery homeandthe identified hotspot. They will to people check the area for the presence of dengue larvae. As many as 844 challans have been issued to the owners of houses, shops and other buildings, where dengue larvae were found by the health teams during inspection. Dr Charanjit Singh, CIVIL SURGEON duty hours. The minister claimed that the situation due to the spread of dengue was completely under control. He said the government hospitals have every infrastructure and sufficient medicines to deal with the situation. ❞ The meeting was also attended by director, health, Adesh Kang; Additional Deputy Commissioners Ruhi Dag and Ranbir Singh Mudhal, ADCP Harjit Singh and senior medical officers from the district. buildings had become unsafe and unfit for human habitation, he said. The MC Commissioner accepted that he had received a complaint and marked it to the MTP The MTP was on Monday . directed to issue notice to the plot owner for leaving less than permissible 7.5 feet distance between the building and existing structures, he said. The MTP would be writing to the police for an action in this regard, he said. About the upcoming building of the hotel, he said 40-feet depth was passed by the CTP Non. compliance of the map would certainly invite action. Money exchanger robbery: Case solved, four arrested PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 11 With the arrest of four persons, the police have cracked the case in which a cloth trader and his money-exchanger son was looted by armed persons near Sultanwind Gate here on September 26. Though the police were tight-lipped over their arrest, sources confirmed the development. Those arrested were identified as Dharminder Singh, alias Gagandeep Singh, alias Haddi, of Jawahar Nagar Mehta Road; Shamsher Singh, alias Sherry, of New Jawahar Nagar; Kishanjit Singh, alias Kishan, of Maqboolpura and Jatinder Lal of Kadranbad village falling under Kathunangal police station here. Davinder Singh, a cloth trader at Golden Cloth Market, near Sultanwind Gate, and a licence holder of Western Union was looted by four armed robbers. His uncle Wazir Singh and his cousin Daljit Singh (Wazir Singh’s son) were also there. He told the police that at 11.15am, a customer Simranpreet Singh came to get UK pound worth ~1 lakh. In the meantime, four unidentified persons came, three of them equipped with pistols. The accused had covered their faces. The police had procured the CCTV footage of the suspects who as per the complainants pointed pistols at them and took away the bag containing ~7.5 lakh cash, 560 UK Pounds, 400 USD, 6,200 Dirham from the cash counter and ~1 lakh cash from Simranpreet Singh and Davinder’s gold chain weighing 13gm. The incident led to criticism of the police as it claimed to have been on high alert following the strike call by farmers and seizure of explosives smuggled from Pakistan with the help of drones. Sources said the police were ascertaining the previous records of the suspects besides trying to recover the weapons used in the crime and the foreign and Indian currency looted at the time of the incident. High prices of soyabean de-oiled No let-up in recovery of mobile cake worries local poultry farmers phones from high-security jail The feed was around ~30-35 per kg in March & has now risen to ~45-50 per kg 6 mobile phones, cigarettes, modified charger recovered primary ❝Soya cake is afor birds. source of protein Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 11 The sharp rise in the prices of soyabean de-oiled cake (DOC), a byproduct of soyabean oil, has greatly affected local poultry farmers. The rates of poultry feed, which were around ~30-35 per kg in March, have risen to ~45-50 per kg. The reason is the prices of soya de-oiled cake have increased from ~35 per kg in March to nearly ~100 per kg. Local poultry farmers rear between 3 lakh and 4 lakh birds making the district selfsufficient in fulfilling its demand of poultry products. After oil extraction, de-oiled cake, which is rich in protein, is sold out to poultry farmers for meeting the protein needs of chicks and broilers. The The sharp rise in the prices is catastrophic for farmers as the rates of broilers were down due to very low demand owing to navratris. This dealt a double blow to farmers as 1-kg broiler was selling between ~85 and ~90, which used to be around ~105 per kg before the navratris. ❞ Amrinder Singh, A YOUNG POULTRY FARMER Poultry feed chick lifespan consumes ❝Acostingduring its~125 kg these days.around 2.5 kg of feed around Besides, costs on other heads such as power, water, labour, rice husk, vaccines, medicines, vitamins and mortality, it costs roughly ~100 to a farmer. Sukhwinder Singh, POULTRY FARMER ❞ c m y b Tribune News Service soya de-oiled cake forms 25 per cent of the feed. Amrinder Singh, a young poultry farmer, said soya cake was the primary source of protein for birds. The sharp rise in the prices of poultry feed was catastrophic for farmers as the rates of broilers were down in the market due to very low demand due to the occurrence of the Navratras. This dealt a double blow to farmers as a kilogram of broiler was selling between Rs 85 and Rs 90, which used to be around Rs 105 per kg before the start of the Navratras. Sukhwinder Singh, another poultry farmer, says a chick during its lifespan consumes around 2.5 kg of feed costing around Rs 125 kg these days. Besides costs on Continued on page 2 Amritsar, October 11 In yet another seizure, the Amritsar Central Jail authorities confiscated six mobile phones, 41 cigarettes and a modified mobile charger from the ‘high security’ jail complex during a search operation on Sunday. According to information, while three cell phones were recovered from as many prisoners, the remaining were seized from garbage bins and bathroom. Following a complaint by the Central Jail authorities, Islamabad police have booked Sukhwinder Singh of village Zor Singh in Tarn Taran, Sandeep Singh of East Gobind Nagar on Sultanwind Road, Sandeep Kumar, alias Allu, of Ajnala and Guriqbal Singh of Gurchubara village A RECURRING THING ■ October 10: A mobile, a charger and a data cable was recovered after some persons threw the same inside the ‘high-security’ jail premises from outside ■ October 7: Five unclaimed mobiles, a plastic box containing a head phone, modified charger and data cable were also recovered in Bhikhiwind. They were booked under Sections 42, 52A of the Prisons Act for violating the jail norms. Najjar Singh, Assistant Superintendent of Central Jail said during checking of room number 1 of barrack number 3, the staff found a keypad phone along with extra battery from Sukhwinder Singh, while 41 cigarette butts were recovered from Sandeep Singh. Similarly, a keypad phone with battery and a SIM was seized from Sandeep Kumar. He said two mobiles were recovered from garbage bins, while a phone was found from the bathroom.
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