31102021-ATR-01.qxd 10/30/2021 11:48 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL FOR HOME-GROWN BUSINESS As festivities return, small-scale, niche shopping festive exhibits are expected to revive local business in the city. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF DIST REPORTS 4 POSITIVE CASES TWO CELL PHONE THIEVES ARRESTED Amritsar: The city police on Saturday arrested two thieves, who used to steal mobile phones from innocent people in the city. The accused have been identified as Harpreet Singh, alias Harman, a resident of Bhai Manjh Road and Simranpreet Singh, alias Simma, a resident of Sultanwind Road. ASI Jaspal Singh, in-charge Darshan Avenue police post, said they received a tip-off about the accused, who steal mobile phones from people in crowded areas. As there was a political rally at the Golden Gate, they came to know that the accused would be present there and steal mobile phones of people. The police kept a tab and nabbed Harpreet and Simranpreet, who were going to sell the mobile phones towards Daburji side on a bike. The accused were nabbed by the police and recovered one Iphone and two Samsung phones. A case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC has been registered in this regard. TNS I AM TRULY ORPHANED TODAY, SAYS DIRECTOR HANSAL MEHTA PAGE 4 SUNRISE MONDAY 6:46 AM SUNDAY | 31 OCTOBER 2021 | AMRITSAR No let-up in dengue cases ‘Honest dialogue pivotal for peace’ as dist count reaches 1,440 Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 30 The district reported 119 dengue cases in the last six days with which the tally of infections in the district increased to 1,440 on Saturday. While the health authorities were banking on the change in weather conditions for dengue virus to weaken, despite being a substantial drop in the temperature, the spread of the viral fever is not decreasing. The minimum temperature in the area hovers around 13 degrees Celsius these days. Despite the whopping number of dengue cases — highest ever in the district — the district has, however, not reported any death due to the disease so far. Apart from patients reported by the district Health Department, a large numbers of residents are also falling sick with dengue-like symptoms. The district health officials said a majority of the cases, around 80 per cent, have been reported from the city where population density is more. The Sultanwind road and Tarn Taran road areas have been the most affected in the city. “Drop in platelet count and high fever can occur in other viral diseases apart from dengue. People need to be vigilant and get themselves tested if symptoms appear,” a health official said. Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh said instead of adopting for home remedies, people should immediately consult a physician. He said though the disease is treated symptomatically, the Continued on page 2 SYMPTOMS People infected by the dengue virus may suffer from high fever, severe headache, severe pain behind the eyes, joint pain, muscle and bone pain, rash and mild bleeding DOs ❙ ❙ ❙ ❙ Inspection at border outposts Tribune News Service Amritsar, october 30 In the view of festive season, the Border Security Force (BSF) and Punjab Police officials conducted checking alongside the Indo-Pak border here on Friday. Manish Chawla, IG Border Range, and Rakesh Kaushal SSP Amritsar Rural, along , with BSF officers Kulwant Kumar Commandant (10 Battalion), KS Rana, Assistant Commandant (10 Battalion), Ram Inder Mall Deputy In the view of festive season, the BSF and Punjab Police officials conducted checking alongside the Indo-Pak border Commandant (73 Battalion), Vipan Kumar DSP Ajnala, SI Karampal Singh, Station House Officer Ramdas Police Station checked the BSF outposts Dharamprakash, Singhuke, Panjgraia, Shahpur and other sensitive points along the border of Ramdas police station and Ajnala police station. DON’Ts Always keep the overhead tanks properly covered Drain out water from coolers & scrub these dry once a week In case of fever get your blood examined at the earliest Take full treatment if found infected The IG Border Range and SSP Amritsar Rural listened to the grievances of employees on duty at the outposts and also inspected their amenities. The IG Border Range also held a meeting with BSF officials deployed on theses posts. The meeting also discussed ways to curb cross-border infiltration in view of the upcoming festivals. Apart from this, the issue of drone activity across the border, difficulties in patrolling during fog were also discussed during the meeting. Residents of street number five in Bagh Ramanand worst hit << Jagdish Singh shows dirty water supplied to the Bagh Ramanand area in Amritsar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Amritsar, October 30 The problem related to supply of contaminated water in Bagh Ramanand near the Golden Temple has irked residents who allege that the Amritsar Municipal Corporation has failed to address the issue despite numerous complaints. A local said, “Bagh Ramanand has been receiving contaminated water since 2017. The authorities replaced old water pipes in other areas, but ignored a few lanes. People residing in street number five are the worst sufferers.” Jagdish Singh, an RTI activist, said, “The MC has failed to address the issue since 2017. After every complaint, civic body officials claim to rectify the issue, but the problem reoccurs after sometime.” LET’S GET INTO THE WORLD OF GHOSTS THIS HALLOWEEN Take a note of some dark and scary shows/films on the OTT platform that will give you the chills this Haloween. SUNSET SUNDAY 5:42 PM No reprieve from contaminated water Tribune News Service PAGE 3 Hansal Mehta pens down an emotional note as veteran actor Yusuf Husain passes away. MAX 29°C | MIN 13°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 13°C Tribune News Service Amritsar: With four positive cases reported on Saturday, the district Covid tally increased to 47,372. The district Health Department has also reported the recovery of one patient, with which the total recovery count has increased to 45,754. The district at present has a total of 18 active cases. It has reported total 1,598 deaths due to the disease. TNS PAGE 2 has ❝The MCissuefailed to address the since 2017. After every complaint, civic body officials claim to rectify the issue, but the problem reoccurs after sometime. There are over 30 families in the locality, who are badly affected. Residents are forced to drink contaminated water. We want a permanent solution. ❞ Jagdish Singh, AN RTI ACTIVIST “There are over 30 families in the locality, who are badly affected. Residents are forced to drink contaminated water. We want a permanent solution,” he added. Jagdish said, “I have filed a complaint with officials concerned, but have not received any reply so far.” c m y b ❙ ❙ Do not allow water to stagnate in and around your house Do not throw discarded containers, tyres, pitchers and pots on the rooftop Fraud: 2 booked Amritsar, October 30 The police have booked two residents of Green Avenue for duping a person of ~70.46 lakh. The accused have been identified as Gurcharan Singh Khaira and Manvinder Singh Khaira, both of Green Avenue. Complainant, Harinder pal Singh, said the accused took ~70.46 lakh from him on the pretext of doubling the money. The accused later refused to return it. Singh said the accused are presently residing in Phase-4, Mohali. No arrest has been made so far. — TNS Amritsar, October 30 Former diplomats of India and Pakistan participated in the final session ‘Crossing Borders: A Conversation’ of the month long ‘Sanjha Punjab’ festival at Majha House. They were in conversation with Sunjoy Hazarika, Director, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. Abdul Basit, former High Commissioner of Pakistan to India, and Nirupama Rao, a former Indian Foreign Secretary, have penned books about hostility across borders and the hope for peace. Hazarika began the discussion with climate change to which Basit replied that Pakistan has planted nearly a billion trees in the recent years. He said India and Pakistan have not had much engagement on this issue. “This is a very serious issue and all the developing nations must come together to work towards a solution,” he said. Rao said, “We must initiate dialogue and for that we need to rephrase and rebuilt our traditional notions of security. We need to work out solutions that are healthy for both countries.” Talking about politics and harmony, Basit said release of fishermen, who enter into each other’s territorial waters, acts as a gesture towards peace. “Nothing between India and Pakistan is apolitical, but we must put politics aside and focus on the humanitarian issue. Over the years, Pakistan has released thousands of fishermen,” he said. Rao said lives of such fishermen were same across borders. “Whether the fishermen come from Sindh or Gujarat, lives of these fishermen are shattered once they Ex-diplomats of India and Pakistan discuss how valid conversation can solve humanitarian issues In order to ❝must initiateachieve something, we conversation backed by reason and imagination. We must talk. Students must question politicians, literate must talk to illiterate, scientists must talk to artists. It is important to have reason and logic ingrained in all our conversations which should be honest and well-intentioned. Nirupama Rao, FORMER INDIAN FOREIGN SECRETARY ❞ discussion gets over, ❝Even before awhat has taken place. everyone knows In order to march towards peace, we must first rise up from the morass of common issues that plague us. Earlier, diplomacy was a dignified private exercise, but now it's a public debate with just about everyone in the world. Going all out in the public domain is not very beneficial for bilateral relations. Open and honest conversation is what we really need. Abdul Basit, FORMER HIGH COMMISSIONER OF PAKISTAN TO INDIA ❞ are arrested. We must work towards a solution where such fishermen are simply pushed back into their own waters instead of arresting them and putting them in prison,” she said. Rao asserted the significance of initiating conversation between the two countries. “In order to achieve something, we must initiate conversation backed by reason and imagination. We must talk. Students must question politicians, literate must talk to illiterate, scientists must talk to artists. It is important to have reason and logic ingrained in all our con- versations which should be honest and well-intentioned,” she said. Basit said, “Even before a discussion gets over, everyone knows what has taken place. In order to march towards peace, we must first rise up from the morass of common issues that plague us. Earlier, diplomacy was a dignified private exercise, but now it’s a public debate with just about everyone in the world. Going all out in the public domain is not very beneficial for bilateral relations. Open and honest conversation is what we really need,” he said.
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