07112021-ATR-01.qxd 11/6/2021 11:52 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE RESIDENTS AT RECEIVING END DUE TO HIKE IN EDIBLE OIL PRICES Rise in edible oil price, has baffled the residents. They rued that the price hike had burnt a hole in their pockets. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF 24-YR-OLD YOUTH FOUND DEAD Amritsar: A 24-year-old youth found dead under mysterious circumstances at Dehriwal village in Tarsika block here on Saturday. The victim has been identified as Manpreet Singh. Balbir Singh, brother of victim, alleged that someone killed his brother Manpreet Singh and dumped his body near the village. SHO, Tarsika police station, Balbir Singh said that a case of accidental death has been registered. The matter is being investigated. According to the information, Manpreet Singh used to work in Goa for the last few years. He had reached Dehriwal village on October 25 to celebrate Diwali. Manpreet had told the family that after celebrating Diwali, he would return to his work at Goa on November 5. At Friday night, a friend called him and asked him to come out of the house. After this, both the mobiles of Manpreet remained switched off all night. All the family members and relatives kept looking for Manpreet Singh all night but remain clueless. On Saturday morning, they came to know that Manpreet’s body was lying in the fields near the government school. The family alleged that the friends, who had called Manpreet Singh in the night, had killed him. TNS NO COVID CASE REPORTED IN DIST Amritsar: The district has not reported any new positive case on the second consecutive day on Saturday. The Health Department had earlier not reported any case of Sunday. Ever since the beginning of Covid-19 in March last year, it is a rarity that no positive case is reported on any day. Meanwhile, with the recovery of four cases, the total recovery count has increased to 45,780. TNS PAGE 2 BRAZILIAN POP SINGER MARILIA MENDONCA DIES IN PLANE CRASH ACTOR SHARVARI EXCITED TO JOIN RANVEER SINGH’S QUIZ SHOW The 26-year-old singer was travelling for a concert along with four others, who died in the accident too. MAX 28°C | MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 12°C SUNSET SUNDAY 5:42 PM PAGE 4 Actor Sharvari Wagh, will be making her Bollywood debut with Bunty Aur Babli 2, with Siddhant Chaturvedi. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:52 AM SUNDAY | 7 NOVEMBER 2021 | AMRITSAR accident snuffs out Dy CM reviews dengue Roadin Tarn Taran village2 lives control measures in city Our Correspondent Free testing being done at 39 laboratories of govt hospitals Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 6 Deputy Chief Minister Om Parkash Soni on Saturday stated that a total of 17,837 dengue cases had been reported in the state during the current season. Soni, who also holds the portfolio of health, stated that a maximum of 2,853 cases had been reported by Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar followed by Bathinda 2,299 cases, Hoshiarpur 1,590, Amritsar 1,609, Pathankot 1,574, Sri Muktsar Sahib 1,388 and Ludhiana 1,295 cases. The Deputy Chief Minister said the Health Depart- Deputy CM Om Parkash Soni briefs about the dengue situation in the state, in Amritsar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO ment had appointed 700 breeding checkers, who inspected 1.5 million houses and 35 lakh containers out of which dengue larvae were detected in at least 30,000 containers. Soni stated that 12 apheresis machines were facilitating single donor platelet transfusion to critically ill patients in government hospitals. Additionally, blood component separators were available in 22 districts, he said. The Deputy Chief Minister said dengue and malaria were notified under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, which required all the private hospitals in the state of Punjab to report dengue and malaria cases to the Department of Health and Family Welfare. He said free dengue testing was being done at 39 dengue testing labs of government hospitals. Apart from this, the rates for testing dengue in private labs had also been fixed by the government so that patients were not fleeced by private labs. Tarn Taran, November 6 Two of the three youths riding a motorcycle were killed on the spot in a road accident on National Highway No.354 near Chhichhrewal village here on Saturday. Their companion was seriously injured in the accident. The deceased have been identified as Sonu (18) and Balraj Singh (17) of Kot Budha. The injured, Paramjit Singh of Barwala village, was admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar, whose condition was stated to be serious. The three were returning to their homes after paying obeisance at Gurdwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, Thatha. Sub-Inspector Sone, deputed at Chabal police station, informed that when they reached near Chhichhrewal Body of a youth who was killed in a road accident in Tarn Taran. village, a tractor trolley going ahead of them suddenly took a right turn. The motorcycle collided with the tractor trolley and the three fell down on the road. The oncoming truck crushed two of them on the spot. Sub-Inspector Sone said the bodies had been sent to the Civil Hospital, Tarn Taran, for a postmortem. Woman, daughter found murdered Border farmers to discuss issues with BSF Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 6 A woman and her eight-yearold daughter were found murdered in a house at Baba Bakala town here on Friday night. The victims have been identified as Sarabjit Kaur (30), wife of Rajinder Singh, a resident of Nikka Raiya, and her daughter Rojleen Kaur (8). The family members of Sarbjit Kaur alleged that her husband Rajinder Singh murdered both of them due to his illicit relationship with a woman. Prabhjit Singh, brother of the deceased, a resident of Shahpur, stated that HUSBAND HAD AFFAIR WITH ANOTHER WOMAN ■ The family members of Sarbjit Kaur alleged that her husband Rajinder Singh murdered both of them due to his illicit relationship with a woman. Prabhjit Singh, brother of the deceased, a resident of Shahpur, stated that his younger sister Sarabjit Kaur was married to Rajinder Singh of Nikka Raiya in 2010. his younger sister Sarabjit Kaur was married to Rajinder Singh of Nikka Raiya in 2010. Her daughter Rojleen Kaur was 8-year-old and son Abhjot Singh is 5 years old. Rajinder serves in the Army and a few years back, they constructed their home and lived at Baba Bakala. Prabhjit Singh alleged that Rajinder had an illicit affair with a woman of Cheema Bath village, which led to a dispute between husband and wife. Today, the bodies of Sarabjit and her daughter were lying in the kitchen of the house. It seems that their murder have been got done by Rajinder, alleged brother of the victim. Beas police have registered a case of murder. The bodies have been sent to the Baba Bakala Civil Hospital for a postmortem. Assembly poll: Congress may suffer due to pathetic condition of roads Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 6 Despite announcements of recarpeting of all major roads by spending Rs 46 crore, there is little hope that recarpeting work would start before the Assembly elections. The incumbent Congress government is already facing criticism over development and the party may suffer during elections in urban constituencies due to the pathetic road condition. The MC had spent Rs 11 crore on the recarpeting of some major roads in the city during 2020-21. The proposal of spending Rs 7 crore on a few roads did not get the approval of the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC). More than 40 road stretches, identified by the MC, were supposed to be recarpeted at a cost of Rs 46 crore of MC funds. The MC had initiated the etendering process in April. The technical bid of the tender was opened on August 24 and the tendering committee forwarded it to the Local Governments Department for vetting. Ironically, the vetting is still pending at Local Governments Department. The roads cannot be recarpeted during the upcoming winter season. Despite the local government department’s nod to the technical bid, the MC would not able to complete the PAGE 3 Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 6 The Border Area Sangharsh Committee, an organisation of the farmers tilling their lands across the barbed fence alongside border with Pakistan, has announced to stage protests at the headquarters of all border districts of Punjab on November 11 to highlight the issues concerning the Border Security Force (BSF). Rattan Singh Randhawa, a senior leader of the Border Area Sangharsh Committee, said, “The BJP government is trying to use Intervention of environment panel members sought MANAGING STUBBLE Tribune News Service A road stretch near the Subhash juice bar in a dilapidated state in Amritsar. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR process before the elections. Deepinder Sandhu, Executive Engineer, civil wing, MC, said, “We have sent the case to the local government department for approval. They have delayed it. The weather would not be favourable for recarpeting of roads.” The roads to be recarpeted are: New Kot Mit Singh Road, Temple Colony Road , Dairy Complex Road, Gobindgarh Fort Road, Civil Hospital Road, Guru Harkishan School Road, Janata Colony Road, Khazana Gate to Hakima, Bhagtawala to Gilwali, Gilwali to Chattiwind, Sultanwind to Hansli, Hansli to Ghee Mandi, Gilwali to Chattiwind, Bari Gate to Lahori Gate, Court RECARPETING PROJECT IN A LIMBO The MC had spent ~ 11 crore on the recarpeting of some major roads in the city during 2020-21. The proposal of spending Rs 7 crore on a few roads did not get the approval of the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC). More than 40 road stretches, identified by the MC, were supposed to be recarpeted at a cost of Rs 46 crore of MC funds. Road , Kachari Chowk to Hartej Hospital, Gumtala Bypass, Race Course Road, Fatehgarh Churian Road, Guru Gobind Singh Chowk to Power Colony Majitha Road, SSSS Chowk to Hussain Pura, Maqbool Road, Rani Ka Bagh, Sadar Police Station, Bhandari Bridge to Kachari Chowk, Queens Road, Cooper Road, Joshi Colony Main Road, Jamun Wali Road, Basant Avenue Main Road, Madan Mohan Malviya Road, Lawrence Road, 88-feet Road, Bhagat Kabir Marg, Dasondha Singh Road, Old Jail Road, Albert Road, Taylor Road, Ranjit Avenue Main Road, Joda Phatak to GT Road, New Golden Avenue Road, Islam Ganj Road, Abadi Shivala Road, Main Shivala Road, Main Krishna Square, 100-feet Road and Guru Ravidas Marg, are proposed to recarpet by MCA. c m y b Amritsar, November 6 In an attempt to find a solution to the stubble burning issue and improve air quality in the city, the district administration has sought the intervention of the members of the Amritsar Citizen Environment Committee. The committee was constituted by the DC almost a year ago and has 15 members from several NGOs and government agencies. Harpal Singh, nodal officer of the committee, said the decision would help in reaching out to farmers directly. “We have identified 45 villages that report maximum cases of stubble burning and are considered hotspots. We have asked for voluntary services of environment committee members in forming teams and visiting these villages to create awareness regarding alternate methods of disposing agricultural waste. Officials of the PPCB and the Agriculture Department were already working on ground to provide mechanized stubble disposal solutions. Since, most of the members of environment committee are already committed to environment NGOs, they can reach out to farmers and build a network of stakeholders who can contribute with resources and solutions.” BJP government trying to as a tool to ❝Thefarmers, especiallyisin Punjab.use BSFan example, harass Citing he said even though there was no fog these days, the gates leading to farms beyond the fence were not opened before 11 am ❞ Rattan Singh Randhawa, A SENIOR LEADER, BORDER PANEL BSF as a tool to harass farmers, especially in Punjab.” Citing an example, he said even though there was no fog these days, the gates leading to farms beyond the fence were not opened before 11 am. “As the farmers have to sow wheat crop, they need more time in fields. When they urge BSF personnel to open the gates, the latter try to enter into a confrontation,” he said. Randhawa further said the monetary compensation for fields across the fence had not been paid for the last two years even as the state government had sent a demand in time. The farmers were paid Rs 10,000 per acre for the inconvenience and crop damaged by animals from the Pakistan side. The farmer leaders stated that their protest against the Centre extending the jurisdiction of the BSF to 50 km from the international border was not ill founded. “The BJP is trying to create an atmosphere of fear in Punjab as it is at the forefront of the farmers’ agitation,” said Randhawa, adding that the November 11 protests would also include submitting memorandums to senior officials
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