16072022-ATR-01.qxd 7/15/2022 11:57 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 DRY FODDER SHORTAGE: ANIMAL PROTECTION BODY HOLDS PROTEST The Anti-Crime and Animal Protection Association and dairy farmers held a protest against shortage of dry fodder. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF DRIVER BOOKED IN ROAD MISHAP CASE Amritsar: Around 10 days after a road mishap claimed the life of an elderly woman, Mehta police have booked Parteek Sharma, a resident of Himachal Pradesh and driver of a Mahindra pickup jeep, for causing death by negligence. Umeed Mehta, complainant and resident of Batala, said he along with his mother Raj Rani (50) was going to Batala on a car on July 5 when a rashly driven Mahindra Pickup truck hit his car. Raj Rani suffered grievous injuries and died on way to hospital. Earlier, the police started inquest proceedings. Now, following the complaint by Umeed, the police booked Parteek Sharma under Sections 304A, 337, 338, 427 and 279 of the IPC. No arrest has been made till now. TNS SIX ARRESTED WITH NARCOTICS Amritsar: The city police have arrested six persons in separate incidents for allegedly possessing narcotic substance. Those arrested included Harmeet Singh of Putlighar, Tarun Kumar of Haripura, Gurdit Singh of Sultanwind Road, Arjun Sharma of Ranjit Pura, Palwinder Singh and Gursewak Singh of Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar here. The police confiscated 110gm heroin from Harmeet Singh while Tarun and Gurdit were held with 30gm and 10gm heroin respectively. Arjun Sharma was arrested with 200gm opium while Palwinder and Gursewak was nabbed for possessing 205 sedative pills. Separate cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act was registered against them. TNS LALIT MODI SHARES ROMANTIC PICTURES WITH SUSHMITA SEN PAGE 3 Looks like Miss Universe 1994 has found her Mr Right! IPL ex-chairman Lalit Modi shares romantic pictures with Sushmita. MAX 35°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7:36 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:36 AM In 2017, 125 buildings were declared dangerous in city Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Old and unsafe buildings may collapse anytime due to heavy rain. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR ❝ ❞ Kumar Saurabh, MC COMMISSIONER PAST INCIDENTS JAN 9, 2022: A 17-year-old youth died after the roof of his house collapsed at New Jawahar Nagar in Maqboolpura area JULY 21, 2021: The roof of a house collapsed in the Shakti Nagar Chowk area after heavy rain. Four family members, including owner Monu Kumar, got trapped inside the room AUG 28, 2020:Three persons, including an eight-year-old girl, were killed and three others were injured after a three-storey building collapsed in the Guru Nanakpura area on the Sultanwind road after heavy rain AUG 11, 2020: A 50-year-old fourstorey building collapsed in the Cheel Mandi area in Amritsar. No casualty was reported ■ Buildings at Gheo Madi, Katra Ahluwalia, Guru Bazaar, Pratap Bazaar collapsed after rain in past years students ❝Usually, if for courses in have to apply foreign universities, they have to plan before for visas and other formalities. The Class XII marksheet is mandatory to apply for visa and only a few universities allow conditional or provisional admissions. ❞ Preeti Khanna Srishti’s friends, who want to apply for liberal arts courses in universities and institutes in Mumbai and Pune, are facing a challenge as the admission process has already begun there. “Usually, if students have to apply for courses in foreign universities, they have to plan before for visas and other formalities. The Class XII marksheet is mandatory for applying visa and only a few universities allow provisional admissions. If the results get delayed, it means that students like my son will have to wait for another semester before applying for admissions,” shared Preeti Khanna, whose son Himanshu wants to pursue higher studies in Australia. Upasana Mehra, principal, Senior Study II, said, “The delay sure has caused some stress among students, but then it has been a stretched academic year for them as exams were conducted in two terms.” Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 15 An employee of a finance firm was among two persons robbed in two separate incidents in rural areas of the district in the past 24 hours. Mandeep Singh, a resident of Batala, works as a collection agent in the Batala branch of Bharat Finance Inclusion Limited. He told the police that yesterday he collected instalments from Bagga and Athwal villages and was going towards the Arjan Manga village side when three bikeborne persons stopped him. He said they hit him with sharp weapons and snatched Tribune News Service Images simulated Amritsar, June 15 Students of CBSE Classes X and XII are a disturbed lot as the board has delayed the declaration of the results of the two board classes by over a week. According to Anita Bhalla, CBSE nodal officer, the board had shared that the results of Class X were expected by July 4 and later by mid-July and for Class XII by July 15. But further delay has left students worried as they are looking to get admissions in India and abroad. While several state school boards have already declared results, some schools and parents’ associations have also written to the CBSE, seeking the declaration of the results. “The pressure is on students as first the examinations got delayed and ended by midJune. The delay was expected, but as admissions for undergraduate courses have already begun in most colleges and universities, it may be difficult for them to find seats in the desired courses in the institution of their choice if the results get further delayed,” said Srishti Arora, a commerce student seeking admission in Delhi University. While the CBSE has already approached the UGC to direct universities and colleges to plan their admission schedule in line with the CBSE results, the students are in a spot. A lot of Finance company employee among two robbed of ~77,000 PK Jaiswar Students in a fix over delayed CBSE Classes X, XII results Tribune News Service SATURDAY | 16 JULY 2022 | AMRITSAR the kit containing Rs 62,000 and purse having 2 ATM cards. Following the complaint, the police registered a case under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC against three unidentified snatchers. In another instance, Jagtar Singh of Jania Tana village in Jandiala was robbed of Rs 15,000 by six unidentified persons near Manawala here on Thursday. The police have registered a case. Jagtar Singh told the police that yesterday he hired an auto rickshaw from his village and alighted near Pingalwara in Manawala on the main GT road at 7.30 pm. He said he was urinating in the open when six 2 held for throwing mobiles inside jail OFFICIALSPEAK The issue of old and unsafe buildings in the city is now under my consideration. I will ask the employees to take care of it. If any building requires preservation, I will write to the department concerned. Enjoy 50% o on food on a purchase of any beverage of your choice. O er valid for a limited period only. Address - Nexus Amritsar, G.T. Road, Amritsar c m y b PAGE 4 Karanvir Sharma and Debattama Saha, who treated fans with two music videos, reunite for Mubarak Ho. MC again fails to conduct survey of unsafe buildings Amritsar, July 15 The Municipal Corporation Amritsar (MCA) has again failed to conduct survey of unsafe buildings this year. Officials of the Municipal Town Planning (MTP) wing claim that they don’t have sufficient staff to conduct the survey. Moreover, the existing staff has been deployed to conduct the ongoing survey for delimitation of wards. Old and unsafe buildings in the city are posing a threat to the lives of residents as these may collapse anytime due to heavy rain during the monsoon. A number of such buildings have collapsed due to rain and claimed several lives in the past. According to the data of the last survey conducted by the MC in 2017, there were around 125 unsafe buildings in the city. The MC had reportedly issued notices to the owners of these buildings. No survey has been conducted after that. Despite this, the MC did not take any preventive measure prior to the onset of the monsoon this year. The MC had served notices in 2020 to the owners of some old buildings, asking them to either get these repaired or vacate these and move to a safer place. The MC officials claimed they were unable to take any action in the matter as several cases were sub judice. Meanwhile, social activists Continued on Page 2 KARANVIR & DEBATTAMA SAHA REUNITE FOR MUBARAK HO Amritsar, July 15 Acting on a tip-off, the city police have arrested two persons for throwing prohibited material, including mobile phone, inside high-security Amritsar Central Jail here. The police recovered six mobile phones from their possession while another mobile was seized from the jail complex through which the accused were in touch with a jail inmate. He was also arrested in the case. Besides six mobiles, the police also seized opium from their possession. The operation was led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (South) Maninder Singh, who was also injured in the incident. Cops recover six phones, opium from their possession Though the police authorities were tightlipped over the seizure, Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, DCP (investigations), confirmed the arrest and seizure of mobile phones. Nearly 500 mobile phones were recovered by the Central jail authorities in the past six months. The Central jail authorities have been conducting regular search operations. The Punjab Police also deputed cops at vulnerable points outside the Central jail which is surrounded by densely populated localities infamous for drug abuse. persons standing nearby came to him. He said they demanded his mobile phone, but he refused to hand it over to them and then the miscreants started thrashing him. He alleged they snatched his mobile phone and the purse containing Rs 15,000. He suffered injuries on his arms and the head while the accused sped away on two motorcycles. He said he could not read their registration numbers. The police registered a case under Sections 379-B and 323 of the IPC against unidentified persons. Investigations were in progress to identify the suspects. Constable booked for raping woman Tarn Taran, July 15 The city police on Thursday booked a Constable for allegedly raping a woman. The accused has been identified as Jatinder Singh, a resident of Kajikot village. The incident reportedly took place a week ago when he was deputed at a naka in the Verowal area, said Inspector Harpreet Singh, SHO (City), Tarn Taran. The 44-year-old victim had lodged a complaint with the police that she was in her quarter on July 9 in the evening when the accused trespassed into her residence and raped her. He also warned her against disclosing it to anybody. The police have registered a case under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC. The constable is absconding. — OC
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