20112021-ATR-01.qxd 19-11-2021 23:59 Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE REMOVAL OF VEND: WOMEN’S PANEL TAKES SUO MOTU NOTICE Commission for Women took suo motu notice of removal of a vend by the estate wing officials of civic body. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MAN BOOKED FOR ABDUCTING TEEN PAGE 2 AND THE JOY MULTIPLIED WHEN PM MADE BIG ANNOUNCE MENT MAX 26°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 9°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:29 PM Tarn Taran: The city police have arrested three persons who were on the run after committing a snatching from the local Jhabal-Amritsar bypass. The police said the accused have been identified as Lovepreet Singh Labha, Lakhwinder Singh Sonu and Bikramjit Singh of the local Nanaksar locality. The police said the accused snatched the purse from one Rajwant Kaur of local Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar locality on Thursday, who read the registration number (PB-46, AF-3452) of the bike used by the snatchers. ASI Satnam Singh, Investigating Officer, said the accused were booked under Section 379-B of the IPC and produced in court on Friday and sent in two-day police remand. OC ROBBERS FLEE WITH ~2.5L, CAR Tarn Taran: Four armed robbers robbed cash worth Rs 2.5 L and a Brezza from an Amritsar-based trader who had visited the Goindwal Sahib area to collect cash from his clients. Trader Ranjan Mahajan, a resident of Bhandian Wala Bazar said after collecting the amount from the customers of Goindwal Sahib, he was moving towards Jamarai village with one of his associates. Four armed robbers stopped the trader near Jamarai village on gunpoint and took his bag which contained Rs 2.5 L cash and also his Brezza car. The robbers were in the Swift car and went towards Chohla Sahib. The trader lodged a complaint with the Goindwal Sahib police. The further investigation is on. OC MAN COMMITS SUICIDE Amritsar: A man identified as Ravinder Singh, alias Ravi, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan at his home in the Chowk Crori area falling under Division B police station here. The police took the body of the deceased in custody and sent it for autopsy following inquest proceedings. Prince, a friend of the victim, told the police that Ravinder used to work in the insurance branch of the Punjab National Bank. Earlier, he was employed with the HDFC Bank. Ravinder got married to a Jalandhar-based woman a year ago. However, a few months after marriage, he had a quarrel with her and she left him and went to stay at her parents’ home. His wife lodged a complaint with the woman police station in Jalandhar and he, too, had filed a complaint with the local police to get her back. ASI Harjit Singh said the investigations were under progress. TNS Akash, who is a former publicist turned model, is making his debut with Zee TV’s new show Bhagya Lakshmi. SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:04 AM SATURDAY | 20 NOVEMBER 2021 | AMRITSAR Booking for Amritsar-Nanded direct flight resumes Divine light shines bright Tribune News Service Fireworks on display at the Golden Temple on the occasion of the 552nd Parkash Purb (birth anniversary) of Guru Nanak Dev in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Amritsar, November 19 Good news for fliers as Air India has decided to resume the Amritsar-Nanded direct flight from November 24 after facing a lot of criticism. The airline will now operate the flight every Wednesday on the Amritsar-NandedMumbai route and the return Mumbai-Nanded-Amritsar flight every Saturday of the week. This new routing will also provide direct connectivity for pilgrims from Mumbai with Nanded. The flight from Amritsar will depart every Wednesday at 10:45 am and reach Nanded at 1:00 pm. Similarly, the first flight from Nanded will be on November 27. The flight will depart from Nanded every Saturday at 9:15 am and land in Amritsar at 11:30 am. Booking of this flight has also started on its website and is available till the end of March 2022. Air India in the end of October month had suspended the booking of this direct flight during its winter schedule for 2021-22. FlyAmritsar Farmers welcome decision to rollback all three agri laws Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 19 The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) that has been at the forefront to mobilise farmers in the Majha region during the long-drawn agitation against the Union Government, welcomed the decision to rollback all three farm laws but refused to lift the protest till the parliament ratifies it. Nearly 2,000 farmer activists are in the lead of the agitation who are sitting in protest at Singhu border. Sarwan Singh Pandher, general secretary of KMSC, said they would not lift the protest until the parliament properly repeals the law. “Political ambition as the state was at the threshold of holding the next Assembly election cannot be ruled out at this juncture. PM Narendra Modi was completely aware that Punjabis in general and Sikhs in particular were not happy with the enactment of the farm laws. If Modi made the decision to repeal the farm laws on Gurpurb, he made a good decision.” He said there were many LONG DRAWN BATTLERefuse to lift protest until Centre repeals these ❝ The Centre’s announcement to repeal the three agri laws came on the auspicious occasion of Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev. Prime Minister Narendra Modi listened to us patiently last week. PM Modi is a true democratic leader as he values sentiments of people. ❞ Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, Farmers celebrate after the PM announced to repeal the three agri laws in Amritsar on Friday. VISHAL KUMAR lives during the course of agitation. The Centre should’ve done it earlier to save farmers from undue harassment. Punjab Government has already repealed the three laws at the outset. OP Soni, DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTER ❞ Civic amenities a casualty at Ranjit Avenue complex Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 19 Members of the Ranjit Avenue District Shopping Complex Welfare Association demanded quality civic amenities in the area. They presented their demands to MLA Sunil Dutti, who was the chief guest at a programme here. The members claimed the area housed several upscale hotels, restaurants, showrooms, offices and other commercial establishments, which provided livelihood to a lot of people by generating direct and indirect employment, in addition to revenue in the shape of auction money, property tax and GST to the government. The Amritsar Municipal Corporation collected annual property tax worth crores of rupees, but regular main- BJP LEADER agri laws should Farmers at the borders for a long time ❝three agrihave been sittingAroundDelhifarmers have sacrificedto get ❝Threeearlier so that thehave been lives of 700 the laws repealed. 700 their repealed other issues concerning the farming community besides farm laws. The government is silent on enacting MSP tenance and cleanliness at the complex were lacking, they said. “The tenders for construction of new parking areas at the district shopping complex were invited long back, but the work has not started till date,” the members said. There are many unauthorised constructions and ‘rehri’ markets coming up at the complex, which are destroying the ambience and leading to accumulation of garbage and filth. The main sewers are chocked, due to which manholes are overflowing at numerous locations. Garbage is not picked up regularly, and there is a need for bigsized bins. “Maintenance of footpaths, green belts and entrance roads to the area is required, and faulty street lights and high mast lights should be fixed,” demanded the members. PAGE 4 AKASH CHOUDHARY ALL SET FOR HIS TELEVISION DEBUT As the PM announced to revoke agri laws, cheer spread among celebs, who have been supporting farmers. Tarn Taran: Harpal Singh, a resident of Mianpur village, was booked for abducting a teenaged girl from his neighbourhood on November 15 after luring her to marry him. The mother of the victim in her complaint to the Sarai Amanat Khan police alleged that her daughter had gone to the market in the evening when the accused abducted her by luring to marry her. ASI Sukhwinder Singh had registered a case under Sections 363, 366-A and 506 of the IPC. OC THREE HELD FOR SNATCHING PURSE PAGE 3 guarantee law and lifting harsh penalty on farmers under the Pollution Act. He said cases were filed against farmers could have been saved. It is a victory of Punjab and Punjabiyat. Gurjit Singh Aujla, CONGRESS MP farmers, including some KMSC leaders, for Red Fort incident, stone pelting at Singhu border on January 29 ❞ and another case was registered on November 27, 2020. He demanded that all these be withdrawn. Initiative and Amritsar Vikas Manch, immediately brought this matter into the attention of the media, SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur, CM Charanjit Singh Channi, Member Parliament from Amritsar Gurjeet Singh Aujla and requested the Government of India to continue this important air link between the two holy cities. After this, its con- demnation started in Punjab with SGPC chief and CM Punjab also opposing it. He said the continuation of these flights, in addition to the people of Punjab, would also benefit thousands of NonResident Indians (NRIs), who visit their ancestral land in Punjab during winter months and travel between the two holy cities. “We are thankful to Jyotiraditya Scindia, Civil Aviation Minister, for his intervention to resume this flight. Earlier, this flight used to operate three days a week. Now, after the resumption of this one weekly flight, we hope that based on a good response, Air India will increase its frequency back to three days a week,” he said. ‘Middleman’ held for fleecing patients Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 19 The Majitha Road police have arrested a ‘middleman’ who was active on the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital complex and fleecing patients on the pretext of getting their MRIs done early and at lesser rates. He was arrested following a complaint lodged by Jaswinder Singh of Ramana Chak village, falling under Tarsikka police station here. The accused has been identified as Nitish Dhir, alias Sunny, of Kabir Nagar Tung Bala, located on Majitha Road here. Jaswinder told the police that he came to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital for an MRI. As he was standing outside the MRI room, Nitish approached him and said he had good ‘relations’ in the hospital and would help him in getting his MRI done at lesser rates and early. He demanded ~1,600 for the same. He said he came under his influence and gave the amount and the test form to the accused. He went away and did not return even after waiting for 2 hours. He said on Friday, he came to the hospital to take the MRI report, when he found Used to target patients on the pretext of getting their MRIs done early & at lesser rates at GNDH I came GNDH for ❝MRI. As Itowas outside an the MRI room, Nitish approached me and said he had good 'relations' in the hospital and would help me in getting my MRI done at lesser rates and early. He demanded ~1,600. I gave him the amount and the test form to him. He went away and did not return even after waiting for 2 hours. On Friday, I came to the hospital. When I saw him at the hospital, I caught hold of him and handed him over to the police. Jaswinder, VICTIM ❞ the accused at the hospital. He caught hold of him and handed him over to the police and filed a complaint against him. The police have registered a case under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against him. All eyes on young hockey sensation — Araijeet Singh Hundal Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 19 Araijeet Singh Hundal, a young hockey star from Amritsar, will be part of India’s junior men’s hockey team as the reigning champions gear up to start their campaign at FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup from November 24. Araijeet’s selection in the Indian junior hockey team has filled former hockey players and lovers of the game with excitement as they are eagerly waiting to see him perform in the international format of the game. Araijeet, a resident of Pakharpura district village in Amritsar, is a product of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey Academy, which is being run by former Olympians and players in Butala. The academy has had a reputation of giving several successful players c m y b Will represent country at FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup beginning from Nov 24 FOLLOWING OLYMPIANS’ FOOTSTEPS? ■ Araijeet, a resident of Pakharpura district village in Amritsar, is a product of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey Academy, which is being run by former Olympians and players in Butala. ■ The academy has had a reputation of giving several successful players to Indian hockey, including Arjuna Award winners Dilpreet Singh and Shamsher Singh, members of the bronze-winning hockey team at Tokyo Olympics. ■ Like Dilpreet and Shamsher, Araijeet, too, is an alumnus of Spring Dale Senior School, that has collaborated with Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey Academy to scout and train hockey talent from Amritsar. to Indian hockey, including Arjuna Award winners Dilpreet Singh and Shamsher Singh, members of the bronze-winning hockey team at Tokyo Olympics. Like Dilpreet and Shamsher, Araijeet, too, is an alumnus of Spring Dale Senior School, that has collaborated with Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey Academy to scout and train hockey talent from Amritsar. FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup will be held in Bhubaneswar from November 24 and end on December 5. Araijeet celebrated being a part of the Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team and said his early training in school and later at the academy was indeed a provision of the mental and physical equipment that is required most importantly by any player. The academy is run by Olympian Balwinder Singh Shammi, who was the first Hockey Olympian from Amritsar. Araijeet left for Odisha with the team but his family and his coaches including his school coach Kuljeet Singh Bumrah hope for the young lad to shine on ground. Meanwhile, Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, chairman, Spring Dale Educational Society, said the idea behind the collaboration of the institutions is to nurture talented players and promote the game. “While being a part of Spring Dale Senior School, Araijeet won many CBSE National and citylevel hockey tournaments and remained the best player in All-India Nehru Hockey Tournament during his presence at the school from 2013 to 2017. The institution wishes Araijeet good luck and prays for his success at the Junior World Cup. The two like-minded institutions cater to the needs of players to reach national and international levels of performance,” he said.
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