01112021-ATR-01.qxd 10/31/2021 11:35 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE CITIZENS, ADMN MUST WORK IN TANDEM TO DECONGEST ROADS PAGE 2 Better pedestrian facilities, sound infra & affordable public transport can ease situation, say residents. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MORE SERVICES AT SEWA KENDRAS Amritsar: The Sewa Kendras would start 20 new services associated with the Technical Education Department from November 1. Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Khaira said services such as backlog certificate, bonafide certificate, transcript, DMC and degree certificates, duplicate migration certificate and other services of the Punjab Technical University could now be obtained at Sewa Kendras. He added that the new services would benefit students PTU all across the state as they had to travel to PTU to avail these services. TNS LICENCED RIFLE STOLEN Tarn Taran: A licensed rifle was stolen from the residence of Gurdev Singh of Naushehra Pannuan, who was out of station on October 27. On the complaint of Gurdev, the Sarhali police have registered a case under Sections 380 and 454 of the IPC, on Saturday. The complainant said he had gone out of station along with his family on October 27 and when he came back on October 28 he saw doors of the house broken and the rifle missing from almirah. OC MANUSHI CHHILLAR ROPED IN FOR UNICEF’S YOUTH CAMPAIGN Farmers out on roads, burn effigies of PM, CM Amritsar, October 31 Farmers burnt the effigies of the Prime Minister and Punjab Chief Minister here on the Amritsar-Harike road on Sunday demanding immediate arrest of minister of state for home, Ajay Mishra and for redressal of other issues related with agriculture. The farmer leaders also urged NRIs to show black flags to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to foreign countries. The PM is visiting Rome, Italy and Glasgow UK till November 2 to attend the G-20 Summit and the World Leaders’ Summit. While the effigy of the Prime Minister was burnt for issues and incidents related to the ongoing protest against the three controversial laws, Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi’s effigy was burnt for state government’s failure to issue release for crop damage caused by hailstorm. Leading the protest Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) general secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher said: “The announcement of state government regarding compensation for crop loss is a mere political statement as no girdawaris to assess the loss has begun.” He asked when the damaged crops would be harvested and the next crop would be sown, how will the assessment about the loss be made which would be necessary for releasing the compensation? Pandher said they have urged the NRIs to register their protest against the three farm laws by staging protests during the PM’s UK visit. The farmer leaders also criticised the Centre Government continued on page 2 Farmers burn the effigies of PM Narendra Modi and Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi on Amritsar-Abohar Road on Sunday. SUNSET MONDAY 5:41 PM The prime suspect in the Amritsar rural police custody on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Amritsar, October 31 A youth identified as Thomas Masih (21) was found murdered in the fields at Gujjapura village on Saturday morning. The victim had gone to meet someone to sell his iPhone late on Friday evening. Within 12 hours of the crime, the Ajnala police cracked the case by arresting the prime suspect identified as Sunny Masih of the same village. Karan Masih, victim’s eld- St(all) set for a cracking celebration Nod to only 10 vends this time | Cops deputed to ensure safety COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS NEW RECOVERY TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 4 47,378 0 1,598 1 45,757 21 Temporary cracker kiosks set up at an open ground in New Amritsar on Sunday. VISHAL KUMAR NGO DISTRIBUTES SCHOOL UNIFORM PK Jaiswar Amritsar: The NGO ‘Voice of Amritsar’ (VoA) distributed school bags, thermals, stationery and other items to the needy students at Government Elementary School Girls, Sultanwind. Neeta Mehra, president, VoA, said every year during Diwali, we distribute winter uniform and other items to the students. She said the institute also pays the fees of the needy students. “We must come forward to serve those in need around us. The school principal and staff thanked the NGO,” she said. Founder president Dr Rakesh Sharma, Indu Arora, Raja Iqbal Singh, Mandeep Singh, Manavdeep Singh, Rakhi Vermani Sehgal, Jasjit Singh, Mohit Khanna and Harmeet Singh, were also present. TNS Amritsar, October 31 The cracker stalls are finally up at the open ground in New Amritsar. The district administration allowed only 10 stalls for selling crackers this time and directed traders to take all safety measures while selling the same, so that no untoward incident occurs. The police have deputed cops at the site for security reasons besides three fire engines have also been stationed at the site to deal with any untoward incident. The district administration has also formed teams to check the stall. Deputy Commissioner of Police Parminder Singh Bhandal pointed out: “Only those who were given the temporary licence for selling crackers will be allowed at the site and any other person Tribune News Service 50% LESS POLLUTION? ■ With the Supreme Court banning dangerous chemicals used in the manufacturing of firecrackers, these would be 50 per cent less polluted this time ■ A majority of firecrackers will be green ■ A delegation will meet CM Charanjit Singh Channi to seek permission for manufacturing of firecrackers. This will not only help in generating revenue, but create lakhs of jobs, says Amritsar Fireworks’ Association president found selling the same would be strictly dealt with.” He said the administration received reports that the licence holders used to sell licence at higher rates to other traders and it was illegal. It is mandatory that those having licence remain present at the stall, he said. Harish Dhawan, president, Amritsar Fireworks’ Association, said the district administration had taken out a lucky draw and announced 10 names for putting up the stalls. He said the licences would be issued on Monday to the beneficiaries and they can sell the crackers. Dhawan said with Supreme Court banning dangerous chemicals used in the manufacturing of firecrackers, these would be 50 per cent less polluted this time. He said a majority of firecrackers were green crackers. Dhawan said a delegation would be meeting CM Charanjit Singh Channi urging him for setting up and allowing manufacturing of firecrackers. This would not only help in generating revenue, but creating lakhs of jobs. Held hostage, family robbed in Jandiala Guru Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 31 Several unidentified armed persons barged into a house and robbed a family in the Jandiala Guru area on the intervening night of October 29 and 30. They held the family hostage and locked them in a store room after injuring the owner of the house. Though the police have registered a case in this connection there has been no breakthrough so far. Kulwant Singh, the complainant, said when he woke up around 10.30 pm to go to the washroom, he opened the gate and saw two unidentified persons armed with weapons coming towards him. They attacked him and entered the house and held all family members hostage. They locked them in the store. They took their mobiles as well. He said they searched the home and took out ~12,000 cash, SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:47 AM Case solved within 12 hrs, prime suspect held Tribune News Service two expensive wrist watches, gold ornaments and important documents from the house. A case under Sections 380 and 457 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered against unidentified persons and further investigations were on. c m y b PAGE 4 Sharad Malhotra is enthusiastic about returning to television with the upcoming show Vidrohi on Star Plus. Youth murdered in Ajnala over iPhone FOUR MORE +VE CASES REPORTED Amritsar: With four Covid-19 cases reported on Sunday, the total count of cases in the district has increased to 47,378. The Health Department has reported recovery of a patient with which the recovery count has increased to 45,757. At present, the district has a total of 21 active cases. TNS SHARAD MALHOTRA TALKS ABOUT HIS PREPARATIONS FOR VIDROHI Former Miss World 2017 has been roped in by UNICEF for a campaign that looks to envision India of tomorrow. MAX 28°C | MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 13°C Tribune News Service PAGE 3 er brother, told the police that Thomas worked at Honey Telecom shop in Ajnala. On Friday around 8pm, he left the house saying that he sold his phone to someone and was going to deliver the same to him. However, he did not return that night and on Saturday morning, they received a call that Thomas’s body was lying in a pool of blood in the fields near Government Elementary School’s playground. His throat was slit. Jasvir Singh, DSP Ajnala said following preliminary investigations, it was found that he sold his iPhone to Sunny Masih. He was taken into custody and during interrogation, he confessed to his crime. He said he got a deal to procure the iPhone from Thomas. However, his mind changed and he killed him with a sharp weapon to take the mobile. The police have recovered the mobile phone and weapon used in the crime from Sunny, while a case under Section 302 of the IPC was registered against him. MONDAY | 1 NOVEMBER 2021 | AMRITSAR Roundabout christened ‘Capsule Gill Chowk’ Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 31 The family members of Er Jaswant Singh Gill were elated after a roundabout on Majitha Road was named after him. It has been christened as ‘Capsule Gill Er Jaswant Singh Gill Memorial Chowk’. Gill is known for his capsule technique to save miners, who were trapped inside a flooded coal mine in Raniganj (West Bengal) in 1989. Gill, who died on November 26, 2019, suffered a cardiac arrest. He had saved the lives of 65 miners with his intellect and was recognised globally for his presence of mind and efforts. After an illustrious career spanning over 33 years, he retired as Executive Director (safety and rescue) from BCCL (Bharat Coking Coal Limited) Dhanbad, a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd. Amritsar Municipal Corporation in its General House meeting had declared to recognise his services to the mankind and name a roundabout after him. After retiring in 1998, he returned to Amritsar and led a meaningful and an active life. Earlier, he was awarded the ‘Sarvottam Jeevan Rak- Family members at the chowk named after Er Jaswant Singh Gill in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO sha Padak’ by the President of India in November 1991. He also reached East Jaintia Hills (in Meghalaya) to take part in rescue operations to save 14 miners trapped in the coal mine. Gill’s son Dr Sarvpreet Singh said: “What more can we ask for? My father’s services have been recognised. We are thankful to the Deputy Commissioner, Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu and MC Commissioner for this honour.”
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