07012022-ATR-01.qxd 1/6/2022 11:44 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE RECRUITING YOUNG BLOOD IN THE BORDER SECURITY FORCE The Subsidiary Training Centre of the Border Security Force at Kharkan in Hoshiarpur district has a lot to offer. FORECAST RAIN OR THUNDERSHOWERS INBRIEF MAN SHOT DEAD Tarn Taran: Gurlal Singh Gaggo (31) of Patti was shot dead in Kairon village by two motorcycle-borne assailants. The deceased was a pharmacist with 108 ambulance. Gaggo was on duty when the assailants fired five shots at him. He was rushed to a hospital in Kairon, where doctors declared him brought dead. Patti DSP Maninderpal Singh reached the spot to monitor the situation. The body was sent to Patti Civil Hospital for the post-mortem. A case was registered. OC CRICKET TRIALS Amritsar: The trials for U-14 and U-16 boys, and U-18 and senior category for women would be held at Gandhi Cricket Ground on Friday. IS Bajwa, secretary AGA, said the trial for U-14 and U-16 boys would start at 10 am and U-18 and senior category for women at 2 pm. For U-14, boys born between Sept 1, 2008, and Sept 1, 2010, can appear and for U-16, boys born between Sept 1, 2006, and Sept 1, 2008, can appear. For U19, women born before Sept 1, 2003, are qualified. Dressed in white, players have to bring a digital birth certificate, Aadhaar card, school bona fide certificate and passport, if available. TNS PAGE 2 ANUSHKA IS BACK WITH THE STORY OF JHULAN GOSWAMI PAGE 3 Netflix’s next film Chakda Xpress is inspired by the incredible story of Jhulan Goswami and stars Anushka. MAX 17°C | MIN 13°C | YESTERDAY MAX 16°C | MIN 12°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5:42 PM Amritsar, January 6 Getting ready to deal with the third Covid wave, the Health Department is setting up 72 beds at Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs Memorial Civil Hospital here, of which, 42 would be for children, while the remaining would be for adults. The district health officials said the hospital would now be able to admit level-II category patients. Earlier, the Civil Hospital did not have any provisions to admit Covid positive patients. The only government health facility allowed to admit Covid patients was Government Medical College. Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh said the department has also made arrangements to admit Covid patients at sub-divisional hospital in Ajnala. He said at Civil Hospital, beds are already being assembled and Covid wards would be ready within a next few days. At present, the district has a capacity to have 918 level-II category patients. Of these, 299 SUNRISE SATURDAY 7:31 AM AMRITSAR REPORTS 131 CASES IN 24 HRS Amritsar: The last 24 hours saw 131 persons testing positive for Covid in the district taking the tally to 47,788. Of these, 116 are new cases, while 15 are contacts of positive patients. The Health Department has reported recovery of one patient, with which the recovery count also increased to 45,863. The daily active caseload in the district is increasing at a fast pace, as it reached 326 on Thursday. Meanwhile, a total of 15,445 residents, including 224 children in the age group of 15 to 17 years, were inoculated on Thursday. Of the total, 6,121 residents received DIST COVID UPDATE the first dose of the vaccine, while NEW CASES 131 6,645 received the second dose. TOTAL CASES 47,788 NEW DEATHS 0 18 positive in Tarn Taran: As TOTAL DEATHS 1,599 many as 18 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on NEW RECOVERY 1 Thursday, taking the number of TOTAL RECOVERY 45,863 active cases to 61. Civil Surgeon Dr ACTIVE 326 Rohit Mehta on Thursday said 38 in government sector, while 619 are in private hospitals. For level-III category patients, the district has a total of 550 beds, of which 320 beds are in government hospitals. The Civil Surgeon said Covid vaccination is going on smoothly. “We appeal to all those who had still not received the vaccine to get it done at the earliest,” he said. At present, apart from GMC and Military Hospital, c m y b PAGE 4 Comedian-turned-actor Danish Sait talks about his latest project, Humble Politiciann Nograj, on Voot Select. Civil Hospital gearing up for 3rd Covid wave Tribune News Service BE IT A GAG OR A FILM, DANISH WANTS TO IMPACT ONE & ALL patients had been quarantined at their respective homes. He said for the prevention of Covid, 3,638 citizens were inoculated on Thursday. A total of 6,39,662 residents had received 9,22,051 vaccines so far. The district administration asked residents to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour. Omicron recovered’s family to undergo tests: A native of the border district tested positive (Omicron variant) upon his arrival from Italy at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, around a week ago. The patient’s village falls under the jurisdiction of Kairon health block. Civil Surgeon Dr Rohit Mehta said the patient had come from Italy and tested positive. He said the patient was quarantined for a week and now tested negative. The Civil Surgeon said all family members of the person concerned would also be tested. TNS/OC the administration has allowed a total of 45 private hospitals to admit Covid patients. The health officials said all hospitals have been asked to be prepared for any situation. Carjacking at gunpoint Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 6 In yet another incident, a car was snatched by unidentified armed persons at Mahal village, failing under Kamboh police station, here on Wednesday. Naveen Kumar, a resident of Guru Amardas Avenue, Ajnala Road, said he had gone to leave his domestic help at the village bus stand, when armed persons came and snatched his car. In his complaint to the police, he said he works in the Veterinary Department and was going to the village bus stand on Wednesday to drop his domestic help Amarjit Kaur of Wadala Bhitewad village around 6.30pm. He said he was waiting for an autorickshaw for Amarjit, when three persons came in a car. He said the accused were armed with a pistol. They pointed the pistol at him and snatched his car. He said his purse was also in car and it contained ~3000 cash, two debit cards, and a credit card. The police said a case under Section 379-B of the IPC and Sections 25/54/ 59 of the Arms Act was registered against unidentified accused. The police authorities said CCTV cameras in the area were being scanned to find clues about the miscreants. FRIDAY | 7 JANUARY 2022 | AMRITSAR WB resident booked for sacrilege in Ajnala Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 6 A day after the alleged sacrilege instance was reported at Bhangupur village, the police have booked the accused identified as Zedrol, a resident of Malda, West Bengal, on charges of hurting religious sentiments of a community. Amritsar (rural) Senior Superintendent of Police Rakesh Kaushal said medical examination of the suspect was conducted to ascertain not only his mental state of mind, but also whether he was a drug addict. “The health official also got his dope test conducted as he consumed some pills before he was caught by sangat and later handed over to the police,” he said. The situation turned tense after a large number of people gathered near Gurdwara Nanaksar. The accused had picked up Guru Granth Sahib from “Palki Sahib” and put it on a table before stealing “Rumala Sahib”. He also lifted “Sri Sahib” from its place. The entire incident was captured on a CCTV camera. Despite the fact that the managements of religious places had been requested not to left the shrines alone and ensure the presence of some persons on the complex, the gurdwara at Bhangupur village was left unattended, the SSP said. The complex remained unattended for at least six hours, which give the accused a chance to enter the gurdwara. A number of senior police officials, including the SSP and other police personnel were deputed in Ferozepur for the Prime Minister’s rally. Kaushal said considering the previous incidents, which took place at the Golden Temple and Kapurthala district, we did not wanted the repetition and immediately rushed cops to the spot and took custody of the suspect. “Residents and members of different Sikh organisations asked the police to hand over the accused in order to give him exemplary punishment, but cops kept their cool and remained firm not to hand him over to them,” he said and added that this would have destroyed the evidence. “Till 2.30 am, I remained in touch with the DGP IG (Bor, der Range) and other senior police and administrative officials, besides different Sikh bodies and continued to pacify the people who gathered outside the gurdwara,” said the SSP .
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