24052022-ATR-01.qxd 5/24/2022 12:05 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE 63rd CONVOCATION: 1,170 GET DEGREES AT DAV COLLEGE PAGE 2 As many as 1,170 graduate and post graduate students were awarded degrees during the 63rd convocation. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF COUPLE ACCUSED OF MISCONDUCT Tarn Taran: Dr Harpunit Kaur, Medical Officer (MO) at the local Ex-servicemen’s Contribution Health Scheme (ECHS), accused a couple of misbehaving with her here on Saturday. The accused have been identified as exserviceman Rachhpal Singh, who is a police constable, and his wife Baljit Kaur, residents of Billian Wala (Sarhali). Dr Harpunit Kaur was on duty when the accused entered her office and misbehaved with her, threatened her and used abusive language to get treatment for her wife on priority. The Medical Officer submitted her complaint to SSP Ranjit Singh Dhillon. The accused had been booked under Sections 353, 186, 506 and 509 of the IPC on Sunday. The accused were absconding, said the police. OC IRANIAN FILM HOLY SPIDERSTUNS CANNES BY SHOWING NUDITY A gritty drama about a real-life Iranian serial killer earned a thunderous seven-minute standing ovation. MAX 39°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C | MIN 24°C Electronics goods gutted in fire Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 23 An electronics goods shop on Majitha Road was gutted in fire early this morning. Short circuit was stated to be the reason behind the incident. Area residents said the fire started around 6 am, when a hoarding fell on the electricity supply line in the 27feet road in the area. Shop owner Jasbir Singh said he was woken up by neighbours, who told him that his shop had caught fire. He said the fire started on the second floor. He said when the hoarding fell on the electricity wires running parallel to the windows of the first floor, the sparks might have caused the fire. Jasbir said electronics items, including air-conditioners and fridge among other things, were damaged in the incident. Fire Officer Jag Mohan said: “We received a call at 6:39 am. Immediately, fire tenders were dispatched for the place.” He said three fire tenders reached the place and controlled the blaze before it could spread to other buildings or floors of the same building. RESIDENTS FOIL ATM ROBBERY BID Amritsar: Alert residents nabbed three persons who allegedly came to rob an ATM in Attari here on SundayMonday intervening night. They were later handed over to the police. A gas cutter and sharp-edged weapons were recovered from their possession. Karampal Singh, SHO, Gharinda, said the interrogation of the suspects, identified as Jagroop Singh, Jagbir Singh and Gurlal Singh, was on. A case has been registered against them. Harjit Singh, a resident of the village, said there was an ATM of State Bank of India near his house. Last midnight, they saw three persons breaking open the shutters of the ATM. He said he immediately sounded an alert over the phone and soon people gathered at the ATM. He said the accused who were armed with sharpedged weapons tried to attack them and escape from the spot. However, the residents overpowered and thrashed them and caught them on the spot. Immediately, the police were called to the spot and the culprits were handed over to them. The SHO said the police were ascertaining their background and previous record. The police hope to crack some robbery cases following their interrogation. TNS PAGE 3 Firefighters (above) on job to douse flames at an electronics showroom that caught fire in Amritsar on Monday. VISHAL KUMAR SUNSET TUESDAY 7:26 PM GROVER’S POST AS GUTTHI ON CANNES RED CARPET GOES VIRAL He morphed his on-screen character Gutthi on French Riviera’s red carpet, which has left the netizens in splits. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:28 AM Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 23 Making an impressive Cannes Film Festival debut this year were two Amritsar-born women — actor-writer Sukhmani Sadana and beauty influencer Tarini Peshawaria, who were part of the prestigious international event that celebrates cinematic excellence and has become synonymous with haute couture. Sukhmani, who is a cowriter of Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, a film based on life of ISRO scientists Nambi Narayanan attended the film’s world premiere at Cannes, while Tarini was among the Indian digital content creators, who walked the red carpet. Sharing their experience with the Amritsar Tribune, here’s what they had to say... TUESDAY | 24 MAY 2022 | AMRITSAR No equipment, trained staff to handle fires at PSPCL offices FIREFIGHTING PREPARATIONS-IV There are over 20 installations of the power corporation in city, but, all are sans firefighting infra. Without equipment, need to train staff doesn’t arise! Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service PHOTOS: SUNIL KUMAR Amritsar, May 23 Severe heatwave sweeping across North India is causing repeated fire incidents and the city is no exception. No day passes without reporting of a fire incident. Yet, in the backdrop of this scenario, PSPCL offices, especially dealing with the public, neither have firefighting equipment nor trained staff to handle fire accidents. There are over 20 installations, big or small, of the power corporation in the city. However, all of these are without firefighting equipment. Without equipment, the need to train the staff does not arise. Harpinder Singh Walia, a resident of New Golden Avenue, said: “Fire tenders rushing down the roads with their sirens is a routine.” Even then, a visit to the offices of PSPCL revealed that they were least prepared to handle any kind of eventuality. Its office situated outside the Hall Gate is among the biggest. It has got a solitary gate that serves both as the entrance and exit points. There are some rooms that Continued on page 2 ❝Measures will be and taken to fill both men material gaps. Foolproof arrangements are in place to check any fire breakout at the power grids, which are vulnerable to fire incidents. Advanced sprays such as foam besides conventional methods are in place to face any eventuality. Balkrishan, ❞ CHIEF ENGINEER, PSPCL (BORDER ZONE) (Clockwise from left) An unsafe narrow passage in the firststorey; files stacked in a hall of PSPCL office; and burnt marks on a wall of a room in the PSPCL office in Amritsar. 3 prisoners from 2 die in separate road accidents Will Sidhu make Pakistan released another comeback? Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 23 Three prisoners of Pakistan origin were released from the Central Jail in Amritsar. They had crossed over through the Attari-Wagah border. This was under the gesture to promote mutual understanding between India and Pakistan. At the Attari-Wagah border, the Pakistani prisoners were handed over by the Border Security Force (BSF) to the Pak Rangers’ officer in the presence of Customs, Immigration and district adminis- tration officials from both sides of the border. Those who returned to their homes have been identified as Adnan Ali, son of Mansha of Arsal Nagar, district Kasur Pakistan; Mohammad Latif, son of Mashooq Ali of Abadi Sadar, district Okara, Punjab (Pakistan); and Mohammad Saif, son of Ilahi Baksh of Abadi Nagar, district Okara, Pakistan. The three prisoners entered Indian territory after illegally crossing over the barbed wire fence and were arrested by the BSF . Amritsar, May 23 Two youngsters, including an 11-year-old boy died, while five others were left injured in two separate road mishaps here on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Manpreet Singh (11) of Jodhanagari village and Gaurav of Verka (16) of Verka. Tarsem Singh, father of Manpreet, told the police that he was doing construction work at his house. He said his son Manpreet and his nephew Souravjeet Singh had gone to Tarsikka to get cement on bike. He said after filling petrol, they were coming on the road, when a goods carrier came from Tarsikka side and hit their bike leaving the two critically injured. He said they were rushed to the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, where his son Manpreet succumbed to his injuries, while Sauravjit was still under treatment. The driver of the vehicle fled after leaving the vehicle behind. The police have registered a case. In another incident, Vishal of Verka told the police that he was going to pay obeisance at Baba Budha Sahib in Kathunangal with his cousin Gaurav, his friend Vishal Singh of Verka, Man- deep Singh of Mudhal village, Navalpreet Singh of Verka on separate bikes. He said when they reached near Gopalpura village, a car (JK-02-CH-7315) came from behind and hit their bikes. While the car went off road and into the fields, they fell on the road. Gaurav sustained serious injuries and died on the spot, while the remaining four also sustained injuries. Passersby took out the car driver, identified as Rohit Kohli of Jammu, and also rushed them to the hospital. The police have registered a case against Kohli in this regard. Actor-writer Sukhmani Sadana & beauty influencer Tarini Peshawaria were From Amritsar to Cannes... part of the prestigious international event that celebrates cinematic excellence Neha Saini PAGE 4 ‘A DREAM COME TRUE’ ‘A HUGE DEAL TO REPRESENT INDIA AT GLOBAL LEVEL’ Sukhmani Sidana, who has earlier been part of acclaimed web series Sacred Games, said Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’s world premiere at Cannes was a huge deal for Bollywood. Sukhmani has been a part of the team of writers and the film also marks directorial debut of actor R Madhavan, who also plays the titular character. “When we got to know that ‘Rocketry’ has been selected for Cannes, we were so nervous. We had mixed emotions — we were nervous, excited, shocked all at once. It was a beautiful moment nevertheless. I remember Maddy sir called me and I just kept saying ‘what?’ It is a dream come true,” she says. The movie has received good response at the premiere and Sukhmani says good stories always find audience. “The film is Maddy sir’s brainchild. I am a really small part in the team, but I am still feeling privileged to have my project at Cannes.” ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ is based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, who was a former scientist and aerospace engineer of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), who was accused of espionage. Her beauty hacks and skincare tips have made her popular among women of all age groups. But before she started creating content three years ago, little did she knew that one day she will be walking on that prestigious red carpet at Cannes. Among the Indian influencers, who were invited to walk the red carpet, Tarini Peshawaria made her spectacular debut at Cannes in the Ambika Lal tulle lavender gown. A Master in Journalism from Nottingham, UK, Tarini shared her experience: “It was a huge deal for all of us to be able to get the opportunity to represent India on a global level like this.” On her reaction to the news to being invited to Cannes, Tarini said: “My family was over the moon to know about this news and so was I.” Currently, based out of Indonesia, Tarini’s purpose behind creating online content remains true to her belief. “I think what connects well with my audience is how raw and authentic it is. I try not to follow trends but create my own unique content. I am also not afraid to be open about my vulnerabilities and weaknesses and at the same time, I do think that skincare, which is my primary genre, is now picking up in a big way in the Indian beauty market.” c m y b Ravi Dhaliwal Tribune News Service Gurdaspur, May 23 The man whose name was once taken in the same breath as that of the US President now finds himself isolated in a jail barrack. “Spotlight on Sidhu, Bush” — the headlines screamed in ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’, an Australian daily, the day President George Bush arrived Down Under in the fall of 1992. The same day, Sidhu had landed in Sydney as a reinforcement for the beleaguered Azharuddin-led team. The world media had focused its attention simultaneously on the most powerful man on earth then and also on the tall and wiry Sardar. Even his detractors admit that once his jail term ends, he has the requisite resilience to claw his way back in the world of politics. In his 16year-old cricketing career, he had the ignominy of being dropped from the national squad on a dozen occasions. Every time he was dropped, he would ride on his mental toughness and never-say-die spirit to make a comeback. Cricket writers the world over gave him the sobriquet of “the eternal comeback man of Indian cricket”. The man, who used the long handle to use a cricketing phrase, to devastating effect to destroy the best spinners on the international circuit, now faces the daunting task of picking up the pieces of his life once he steps out of prison. In the 1987 Reliance World Cup, Sidhu mauled Australia’s best spinner Peter In his cricketing career, every time he was dropped, he would ride on his mental toughness and neversay-die spirit to make a comeback. Cricket writers the world over even gave him the sobriquet of ‘the eternal comeback man of Indian cricket’ Taylor. In 1992-93, he launched a savage attack against England’s best bet John Emburey with many of his hits landing 20-feet deep into the stands. In 1998, he took on Australian tweaker Shane Warne and tarnished his reputation badly. Word on the circuit travels fast and soon the punch line that started doing the rounds was “If Sidhu, Sachin get going, half the match has been won.” Once he hung his boots in 1999, he made his debut as a cricket commentator in the World Cup played in England the same year. Connoisseurs of the game hated his style as much as the TV producers loved it. Their TRPs started to soar and that Continued on page 2
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