29052022-ATR-01.qxd 5/28/2022 11:32 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE ELECTRICITY THEFT: PSPCL SLAPS ~26L FINE ON TARN TARAN DERA A team of the PSPCL detected that a dera in Sursing village was availing power from a transformer illegally. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF SHARING CHILD PORN: 3 BOOKED Amritsar: The city police have booked three persons in two separate cases for allegedly sharing child pornography. The cases were registered following a tip received by the cybercrime cell in this connection. Those booked were identified as Vinay Kumar of New Ranjitpura locality, Sukhamjit Singh Dr Hait Ram Colony and Chetan Sharma of Muslim Ganj area. Investigating Officer Mohit Kumar said the accused used to share objectionable material on social media through their mobile phones, following which cases were registered against them. He said further probe was on and the accused would be arrested soon. TNS TWO HELD FOR SNATCHING Amritsar: Majitha Road police have arrested two snatchers identified as Bhupinder Singh, alias Modi, and Subheg Singh of Dashmesh Nagar, Gurdaspur. They had snatched a mobile phone from Nisha of New Medical Enclave on Friday. The police hope to make more recoveries from their possession during interrogation. TNS INTOXICATING TABLETS SEIZED Amritsar: The CIA staff arrested Mandeep Singh, alias Monu Mota, of Golden Avenue now residing in Anand Vihar on Majitha Road for allegedly possessing sedative pills. The accused could not produce any documents regarding the medicinal drugs. They police recovered 350 capsules and 550 tablets from him. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against him. Meanwhile, CIA staff also arrested Balbir Singh of Baba Deep Singh Enclave in Mullechak village with 10-gm heroin. TNS EIGHT MOBILES SEIZED FROM JAIL Amritsar: The Amritsar Central Jail authorities confiscated eight mobile phones from the high security jail complex here on Saturday. Mandeep Singh Bhattal, Assistant Superintendent of Jail said out of eight cell phones, six were keypad and two touch smart phones. A case has been registered under the Prison Act. TNS PAGE 2 GUN IS NOT GLORY, BELIEVE SINGERS IN PUNJABI INDUSTRY PAGE 3 HINA CALLS PRIYANKA CHOPRA HER FASHION INSPIRATION Violence, cuss words & aggression are rife in Punjabi songs. Can a governing body tame this culture? MAX 41°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 41°C | MIN 29°C SUNSET SUNDAY 7:29 PM PAGE 4 She graced the Cannes Film Festival for the second time and made heads turn with her stunning outfits. SUNRISE MONDAY 5:27 AM SUNDAY | 29 MAY 2022 | AMRITSAR Breaking the stigma around menstrual health is this 17-year-old’s aim Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 28 Raising awareness on menstrual health and hygiene in India is the need of the hour as a very small percentage of the female population has access to sanitary napkins, while the rest are still forced to use old cloth or rags during their periods. May 28 is acknowledged as World Menstruation Day all around the globe. Keeping in mind the significance of menstrual health and awareness regarding the hygienic practices during the period, extensive campaigns have been designed and run to mark the MAY 28 is acknowledged as World Menstruation Day all around the globe. Keeping in mind the significance of menstrual health and awareness regarding the hygienic practices during the period, extensive campaigns have been designed and run to mark the day day. Contributing towards the efforts, city-based young volunteer Anahat Puar, 17, took up the initiative aiming to work towards breaking the silence around periods, tackle the stigma often associated with it, and raise awareness on the importance of menstrual hygiene for school-going teenage girls, who do not have an easy access to simple necessities required. Anahat visited the Government Middle School, Gumtala, and interacted with girl students of Class VI-VIII, educating them and breaking the ice when it comes to menstruation. “There are so many girls, for whom period means fear, shame and shyness to talk about it with someone. I was lucky to have an open family, who educated me and cleared all my doubts about periods. I wanted to provide the same experience to other girls, Continued on page 2 Cop among 3 booked in separate rape cases Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 28 A cop was among three persons booked for rape in separate instances reported with the police here. A youth was arrested in a case while the remaining two, including the cop, is at large. Vishal, a constable with the Punjab Police and resident of the Khazana Gate area here, was booked by the women police station under Section 376 of the IPC. A complaint was lodged with the police in January this year, but an FIR was registered with the police on Friday only. The complainant alleged that she came in contact with the accused, who was a relative of one of her family members. She said initially, they became friends and later it turned into an affair. She said they used to call each other and even make video calls. She said the accused made physical relations with her on the pretext of marriage and now refused to marry her. Meanwhile, the division B police have arrested Harpreet Singh, a resident of New Jaspal Nagar, for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl of the same locality. The complainant alleged that she came in the contact with the accused around two years ago. She said she was a diabetic since childhood. She said the accused promised to marry her. She said on April 29, Harpreet called her and asked to meet at Sultanwind Gate. She alleged that he took her to a hotel, where without her consent, he raped her. The police have registered a case under Section 376 of the IPC against him. In another instance, the Ajnala police have booked Narinder Singh of Bhutanpura village for allegedly raping a woman. The accused was a distant relative of the victim’s husband and used to visit their house often. Her husband was a labourer and the couple has three children. She alleged that around a week ago, her husband was out for some work. She said when she went out to throw garbage, the accused was standing outside her house. She said the accused covered her mouth and dragged her to a nearby sugarcane fields and raped her. The police have registered a case and raids were on to nab him. ❝There are so many girls, for whom period means fear, shame and shyness to talk about it with someone. I was lucky to have an open family, who educated me and cleared all my doubts about periods. I wanted to provide the same experience to other girls, especially to make them aware that there was no need to feel shy or shameful about something that is a natural process. Anahat Puar, YOUNG VOLUNTEER ❞ Anahat Puar raises awareness about menstrual hygiene during an interaction with students of Government Middle School in Gumtala in Amritsar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Bus stand stretch — A test of driving skills & patience Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 28 The road outside the bus stand here is not only a driver’s biggest nightmare, but a test of his patience and driving skills due to the traffic chaos on the stretch. The nearly 70-metre stretch from Aanam theatre to BRTS stop on the road is challenging especially as it takes around 10 to 15 minutes for a four-wheeler to cross it. The haphazard parking of autorickshaws as they compete with each other while waiting for passengers is the biggest bottleneck in the way of smooth flow of traffic. Though the traffic police have designated a separate ‘Don’t scuttle move to commence direct Asr-Canada flights’ CM to ❝This advisory (of the seemsstart direct flights from Mohali to Canada) to be a hidden Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 28 Local activists and flyers have expressed deep concern over the advisory issued by Chief Minister Bhagwant Maan to high officials of the state aviation ministry to persuade the authorities concerned at the Centre to start direct flights from Mohali airport to Canada, the UK, the US and Australia ignoring the futuristic development of Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport Amritsar. conspiracy to scuttle the recent move developed in Canada to start the Amritsar-Toronto and AmritsarVancouver direct flights. Kulwant Singh, A LOCAL ACTIVIST ❞ “This advisory seems to be a hidden conspiracy to scuttle the recent move developed in Canada to start the Amritsar-Toronto and Amritsar-Vancouver direct flights,” said Kulwant Singh, a local activist. Mohit Dhanju, a Canadian citizen of Punjabi background, had filed a petition in the Canadian Parliament to commence Àmritsar-Canada direct flights. The petition gained an encouraging response and more than 20,000 Canadian citizens of Punjabi base signed in favour c m y b of the petition. During the discussion in the Canadian parliament on the petition, Rubi Sahota and Brad Vis, both Canadian parliament members, favoured and advocated for the petition to start Amritsar-Toronto and Amritsar-Vancouver direct flights. The discussion created a favourable atmosphere in the Canadian Parliament in support of Àmritsar-Canada direct flights. A few days ago, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Continued on page 2 ❝Driving on thethe stretch alongside bus stand is tiring. With complete disregard for traffic etiquettes and norms, the autorickshaw drivers can be seen pulling brakes in the middle of the road or taking sudden turns. ❞ Joginder Singh, A LOCAL RESIDENT area for auto-rickshaws to pick up and drop passengers, in the absence of any check on the over enthusiastic rickshaw drivers, they prefer to park their vehicles on the road itself. “Driving on the stretch alongside the bus stand is tiring. With complete disregard for traffic etiquettes and norms, the auto-rickshaw drivers can be seen pulling brakes in the middle of the Continued on page 2
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