17052022-ATR-01.qxd 5/16/2022 11:54 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE EXPECT UNINTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY DURING PADDY SEASON PAGE 2 Power Minister has assured farmers that there would be no interruption in power supply in the paddy season. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF FIRING CREATES PANIC AT TOLL PLAZA Tarn Taran: Three Fortuner borne men fired at a car going ahead of them at the Usman Toll Plaza that led to panic on Friday night. The victims managed to escape by changing their route. The assailants also managed to flee the spot. Tejinderpal Singh, a resident of Usman, has lodged a complaint with the Sarhali police in this regard. Tejinderpal along with his friend Satnam Singh were in the cae and were going back to their village, when they were attacked. They somehow managed to escape by changing the route, but their vehicle was badly damaged. Police officer SubInspector Charan Singh said a case under Section 307, 427 and 34 of the IPC was registered in this regard. OC 8 ARRESTED WITH 426-GM HEROIN Tarn Taran: Eight persons, including two women, were arrested from different places by the police on Sunday with 426-gm heroin from them. The Verowal police arrested Dalbir Kaur of Mianwind village along with her son Manjit Singh Gora and recovered 65-gm heroin from them. The local city police party headed by ASI Vipin Kumar arrested Manpreet Kaur of the local Jaswant Singh Mohalla and recovered 50-gm heroin from her. The Chhola Sahib police, too, arrested two motorcyclists and recovered 265-gm heroin from them. The accused have been identified as Tarsem Singh Sema of Chamba Kalan and Kashmir Singh Bola of Chhola Sahib. Satinderpal Singh Kiri and Jagroop Singh of Mianawind were arrested by the Verowal police with 40gm heroin. The accused were on a motorcycle. Gurpreet Singh of Chuslewar village was arrested with 6-gm heroin and drug money worth ~16,000, which he had procured after selling drugs. The police concerned have registered cases under relevant sections of the NDPS Act. OC BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS RETURNED TO LAS VEGAS PAGE 3 The Billboard Music Awards delivered a star-studded evening in celebration of music’s most chart-topping artistes. MAX 42°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 42°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:21 PM PAGE 4 The Sharma sisters, Neha and Aisha, are set to shine bright with their new project titled Shining with the Sharmas. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:31 AM TUESDAY | 17 MAY 2022 | AMRITSAR Repairs being done, GMC preps to restore all facilities Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 16 The authorities at Government Medical College here are trying hard to restart the facilities affected due to the damage caused by the recent fire incident at a building block of the hospital on Saturday. Services such as X-ray, dialysis and a few OPD stations were affected by the Saturday’s fire incident and these remained out of bounds for patients on Monday. The hospital authorities, however, claimed that the services including dialysis and X-ray were provided at other units in the hospital. GMC Principal Dr Rajiv Devgan said: “We have four dialysis machines. Except for the one at the building where the incident occurred, the remaining provided dialysis services to patients.” He said the X-ray facility was also made available at other units. Meanwhile, workers were seen white-washing the walls of the building, which were blackened by smoke. The hospital authorities said the repair and restoration work of the facilities was going on a war footing. “The process of getting transfers takes at least 60 FIRE AT GMC PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR << Workers whitewash the walls outside the dialysis unit (above) after it was damaged in the recent fire accident; and (below) the X-Ray room at the GMC building with the damaged equipment. DOCSPEAK We have four dialysis machines. Except for the one at the building where the incident occurred, the remaining provided dialysis services to patients. The Xray facility was also made available at other units. The process of getting transfers takes at least 60 days. We were able to get these within 24 hours. The work of laying high-tension wires is also going on. Dr Rajiv Devgan , GMC PRINCIPAL days. We were able to get these within 24 hours. The work of laying high-tension wires is also going on,” said Dr Devgan. The fire caused by an electricity transformer blast on Saturday had caused damage to the machinery and an entire building block of the hospital. Though no one was hurt in the accident, it certainly has caused a loss to the hospital property. The officials said efforts were being made to restore the affected facilities at the earliest. ❝ ❞ Carjackers spray something in driver’s eyes, flee with car Accused of theft, Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 16 Two unidentified persons snatched a car from the driver of a garment trader from near Trillium Shopping Mall located on the Circular Road near Medical Enclave here on Monday. The accused sprayed something in the eyes of the driver, identified as Balbir Singh, before fleeing with the car. The police have started investigations to trace the car and identify the suspects, while senior police officials, including ADCP Prabhjot Singh Virk and ACP North Palwinder Singh, reached the spot. According to information, Cops investigate the spot where a car was snatched from a driver in Amritsar on Monday. VISHAL KUMAR the incident occurred around 4 pm. The victim fled towards the Rattan Singh Chowk area. ACP Palwinder Singh said investigations were on. He said CCTV cameras in the Tourism Dept fails to promote gurdwaras situated in Golden Temple periphery Neeraj Bagga Most of devotees visiting the Sikh shrine return without even visiting other historic buildings Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 16 The historic Gurdwara Toba Bhai Salo continues to maintain its centuries old tradition of serving langar of ‘purichole’ using conventional cooking fuel of cow dung cakes to devotees and it is a little known fact. Situated in narrow winding lanes of the walled city, the gurdwara serves langar to devotees every Sunday. Notably, the gurdwara is situated only 15 minutes’ walk from the Golden Temple. However, most of the devotees visiting the most important Sikh shrine return without even visiting this shrine. Gurdwara Toba Bhai Salo is not the only historic gurdwara situated in the alleys of the walled city. There are many. After paying obeisance at the Golden Temple, a large number of tourists return without visiting other historic gurdwaras in its vicinity. People associated with the travel NEHA AND AISHA TO GIVE A SNEAK-PEEK INTO THEIR LIVES ❝Many visitors leaveat after paying obeisance the Golden Temple but there are also many other gurdwaras in the walled city which has rich history and devotion associated with them. Many local residents are not aware of it. ❞ Rameshinder Singh Sandhu, TRAVEL BLOGGER and hospitality industry feel that the Tourism Department does not pay much heed to popularise these shrines among visitors. Travel blogger Rameshinder Singh Sandhu says: “Many visitors leave after paying obeisance at the Golden Temple but there are also many other gurdwaras in the walled city which has rich history and devotion associated with them.” Citing the example of Gurd- c m y b wara Baba Atal Rai, just minutes away from the Golden Temple, he said even many local residents were not aware of it. A nine-storeyed building, built in the memory of the sixth guru’s son, it is one of the finest examples of Sikh architecture, where one can also go on its rooftop taking the long flight of stairs. The birds eye view from its top offers the best view of the Golden Temple and the city around. Unique murals on its first floor depicting scenes from the life of Sikh gurus are a must for every eye. Gurdwaras Guru Ka Mehal, Gurdwara Attari Sahib and others are also situated near the Golden Temple but least visited by tourists. Gursharan Singh, district tourism officer, said the department disseminated information regarding the availability of other historic gurdwaras in the city. He said at present, there was no such scheme to take devotees to historic gurdwaras. area were being scrutinised to get some clues. Raman Kumar, a resident of DR Enclave, said he had a cloth factory and he along with his driver Balbir had come to his office near Trillium Shopping Mall. He said he alighted from his car and entered his office, while the driver was inside. He said two persons with faces covered came to Balbir and enquired about some place. He said as Balbir came out, the accused took out a bottle and sprayed something in his eyes leaving him ‘blind’ for some time. Taking advantage of this, one of them sat in the car and fled from the spot. The police have registered a case and launched further probe. Safety gear youth ends life Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 16 A day after a youth committed suicide at a shop in the busy Hall Bazaar area here, his family members held a demonstration outside the Hall Gate on Monday by keeping his body on the road, alleging police inaction in arresting the suspects. The deceased was identified as Manish Yadav. The police have booked owner of the shop Ajay Khanna, his brother Montu Khanna, both residents of Thandi Khui on Mall Road, on the VISHAL KUMAR Deceased Manish Yadav charge of abetment to suicide under Sections 306 and 34 of the IPC. Senior police officials, including Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Harwinder Singh, Assistant Continued on page 2 Youth booked for raping minor Tribune News Service Residents cover themselves with a cloth to get some respite from the scorching heat on a hot Monday afternoon in Amritsar . Amritsar: With the day time temperature hovering at 43°C, residents, especially the working people, are facing trouble as they have to move out of their homes. The intensity of heat is such that most of the market places and roads wear a deserted look during the afternoon. In view of the intense heat, health experts advise residents to take precautions and a healthy diet along with sufficient fluids. Doctors advise that one should carry a water bottle while going out of home and not forget to cover their head with a cloth or cap. They said one should drink fluids even if he or she doesn’t feels thirsty. Residents have also been advised to wear light weight, light coloured, loose and preferably cotton clothing to decrease the effect of heat. They said pregnant women and those with a medical condition should avoid strenuous work. Experts said residents should also avoid alcohol, tea, coffee and carbonated soft drinks as these dehydrate the body besides avoiding high protein food. Instead, residents can use homemade drinks such as lassi, lemonade or butter milk to hydrate themselves. TNS Amritsar, May 16 A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Kohali village here. The accused was identified as Jobanjit Singh, who was yet to be arrested. A case under Sections 376, 452 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered against him. The victim told the police that the incident occurred on Thursday night. She said her father had gone to meet some relative while her brother was sleeping with grandparents. She was sleeping alone in a room. She said at around 11.30 pm, somebody opened the door of her room. She saw Jobanjit. As she was going to raise an alarm, the accused covered her mouth and raped her. The accused escaped from the main gate after committing the crime.
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