03112021-ATR-01.qxd 11/2/2021 11:38 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE 1,400-ROOM SARAI TO COME UP AT OLD HANSLI SITE PAGE 2 JANHIT MEIN JAARI SHOOT PUT ON HOLD AS CREW TESTS POSITIVE The SGPC laid the foundation stone of a 1,400-room sarai named Sri Guru Teg Bahadar Ji Niwas on Tuesday. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF SPL OPERATION AWARD TO 3 COPS Amritsar: Two DSP-rank officials, including Gurinderpal Singh Nagra and Harinderpal Singh, besides Inspector Inderdeep Singh, have been awarded Special Operation Award by the Union Home Ministry. Nagra was posted as DSP (D) in Amritsar (rural) police district before his transfer to Gurdaspur. Harinderpal was posted with the State Special Operation Cell of the Punjab Police before being transferred to Jalandhar. The Ministry of Home Affairs issued a list of 30 police personnel from Punjab who were awarded. Two ADGP-rank officers, including RN Dhoke and Amit Parsad, besides two SSP-rank officials Harmanbir Singh Gill and Opinderjit Singh Ghuman, and SP Rupinder Kaur Bhatti have also been awarded. TNS PAGE 3 ENTRY MODE: MANASI SALVI & KRISH ENTER BALIKA VADHU The shooting is now scheduled to resume on November 27, post the mandatory two-week quarantine. MAX 25°C | MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 18°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:39 PM The show introduces Anand and his mother, named Bhairavi, played by Krish Chauhan and Manasi Salvi. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:49 AM WEDNESDAY | 3 NOVEMBER 2021 | AMRITSAR Security enhanced to thwart untoward incident HAWK-EYED VIGIL Policemen take out flag march, set up additional checkpoints in view of Diwali PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 2 The Amritsar police have enhanced the security in the city and in rural areas of the district as heavy rush of devotees and shoppers can be witnessed in markets ahead of Diwali. The police personnel took out a flag march in the walled city and the Civil Lines. People have been urged to keep a close eye on their surroundings and inform the police about any suspicious element and abandoned items. ‘REIN IN YOUTH’ With the recent spate of smuggling of firearms and explosives from across the International Border by Pakistan-based anti-national forces, the Punjab Police have been on high alert. There have been intelligence inputs that unscrupulous elements may try to disturb law and order during the festive season. Police Commissioner Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill said adequate security arrangements have been made to thwart any untoward incident. He said cops have been Police Commissioner Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill said youngsters, especially in the age group of 18-25 carrying weapons without licence, will be taken to task. He urged people to avoid carrying weapons during Diwali. He pointed out that a minor altercation can turn ugly, which may create law and order problem. Cops take out a flag march ahead of Diwali at Hall Bazaar in Amritsar on Tuesday. deployed in main markets and at religious places. DCP (Law and Order) Parminder Singh Bhandal took the stock of security arrangements in the city. He said the strength of cops has been enhanced and patrolling has been increased inside and outside the walled city, which sees maximum rush during the festivities. He said PCR teams have been deputed in crowed areas. “Vehicles are being checked in order to thwart any untoward incident,” he said. He Earthen lamps that reflect age-old Punjabi culture Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service DAY 26: MINISTERIAL STAFF PROTEST ON Tarn Taran: On the 26th day of the strike of the ministerial staff union, clerical staff of different state government departments staged a dharna in front of the District Administrative Complex (DAC) here on Tuesday. They were pushing for fulfilment of their demands. Employees held the strike on the call of the Punjab State Ministerial Services’ Union. The strike affected the functioning in the various departments. Staff of the Revenue, Roadways, Irrigation, Horticulture, Finance, Agriculture and other departments participated in the strike. Sukhwinder Singh Sandhu and Angrej Singh, district president and general secretary, respectively, of the organisation, led the employees. The union leaders condemned the state government for its indifferent attitude towards the genuine demands of the employees. Their major demands included removal of all discrepancies in the Sixth Pay Commission report, restoration of the old pension scheme, releasing of DA instalments with arrears, regularising of the services of the outsourced and other employees working on a temporary basis and others. OC LAHAN SEIZED FROM SARPANCH’S HOME Amritsar: The Excise Department along with the police have confiscated a huge quantity of illicit liquor and lahan from the residence of Randhawa Singh, who is associated with Congress and is sarpanch of Chogwan village. Cops nabbed his brother-in-law Ranjit Singh from the spot. “As many as 3,200 kg of lahan and 150 bottles of illicit liquor have been seized,” said Avtar Singh of the Excise Department. The lahan was stashed in five water tanks. Gurpreet Singh of Rajindra Wine said we had specific input that the accused was involved in bootlegging. Therefore, the information was passed on to the Excise Department. TNS FIVE TEST POSITIVE, NO DEATH IN DIST Amritsar: With five Covid-19 positive cases reported on Tuesday, the total count of cases in the district has increased to 47,384. The health authorities reported recovery of four patients with which the recovery count increased to 45,764. At present, the district has a total of 20 active cases. TNS PAGE 4 Amritsar, November 2 The names of traditional clay or earthen lamps used during Diwali puja reflect ageold Punjabi culture. Hatri looks like a one-room house, in which one finds walls on three sides and one side is left open. On the top, lamps are visible on all its four corners and another in the middle, besides provision for three more lamps to place wicks around it are also made. Chandol on the other hand has four sides to place wicks and is bigger than the normal diva (earthen lamp). Another form of clay lamp is called CHANDOL Elderly woman found murdered at Mahal Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 2 An elderly woman was found murdered at Mahal village, which falls under the jurisdiction of Kamboh police station. The deceased has been identified as Shanti Devi (69). The incident came to light when her domestic help (Harpreet Kaur) came for work in the morning. As Harpreet failed to get any response following repeated knocks, she jumped over the gate and entered the house. The deceased was lying in the pool of blood. Shanti’s husband was admitted to the hospital as he was not well for the last few days while her three sons lived separately. Harsimrat Kaur, SHO, Kamboh police station, said CCTV cameras were being scrutinised to find clues. She said forensic teams were also summoned on the spot for finding some clues. The body was taken into custody and sent for the postmortem. A murder case has been registered against unknown persons, said the SHO. Pawan Kumar, son the deceased, said his father Kishan Lal and mother Shanti Devi lived at their ancestral house in Mahal village while he and his two brothers lived separately. He said his father was admitted to the hospital. He said unknown persons killed his mother by slitting her throat. The police said they have got some clues and arrests would be made soon. Mental peace, consistency key to success, say city NEET toppers Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 2 Tasting the sweet fruit of their hard labour, Anmol Singh Bajwa and Anmol Singh Sandhu, two of the three toppers of NEET from the city, said staying patient and consistent was their key to their success. Anmol Singh Bajwa scored 695/720 marks, scoring top position in the district. Karsh Verma came second with a score of 692/720 marks and an AIR 351. The third position was bagged by Anmol Singh Sandhu, who scored 691/720 marks and AIR 376. “The delays in NEET conduct were stressful of course, but one had to maintain mental peace and focus to perform well. I kept my cool, even while taking the exam, though this time the paper was bit tricky,” said Anmol Singh Bajwa, who has scored AIR 249 AIR 351 AIR 376 Anmol Singh Bajwa Karsh Verma Anmol Singh Sandhu AIR 249 and has topped in the city. With an oncologist father and gynaecologist mother, Anmol shares that being a doctor was an obvious choice of profession for him. “My dream institute is Safdarjung, but I am not quite sure my AIR is enough for the admission. I would want to study in AIIMS or in Chandigarh in that case,” he shared. Anmol Singh Sandhu, who also comes from a family of doctors, said he wanted to continue in his parents’ profession always. “My parents have been my inspiration. I aspire to become a surgeon and want to study medicine at GMCH, Chandigarh. With my rank, I am hopeful to get admission though despite the pandemic-related stress, the competition was quite tough this year,” he said. His father Dr Kulwinder Continued on page 2 c m y b HATRI DIWALI PARI along with Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Jugraj Singh visited different parts of the city. They took out a flag march in Ranjit Avenue. Similarly, a flag march was conducted by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Harjit Singh Dhaliwal at Hall Gate, Katra Jaimal Singh and other parts of the walled city. Amritsar Senior Superintendent of Police (rural) Rakesh Kaushal said checkpoints have been set up at every sensitive point in rural areas. Diwali prayer remains incomplete without terracotta haathi, ghoda and idols of Ganesha & Lakshmi Diwali, which is a tower kind of a structure. It has four places to light the wicks around it in the middle and another on its top. A female figurine called Pari with two wicks placing diyas on both palms is another kind of earthen lamp. Rajesh Kumar, a trader and potter, said a Diwali prayer remains incomplete without placing terracotta haathi, ghoda, idols of Ganesha and Lakshmi. He said being earthen, these were considered pure. After performing the prayer on Diwali night, all these need to be released in a running water stream. Deep Davinder, a Punjabi short storywriter, said different forms of clay lamps Continued on page 2
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