18072022-ATR-01.qxd 7/17/2022 11:59 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE REGULAR CRACKDOWN WILL HELP COMMON MAN FEEL SECURE PAGE 2 Residents say police should patrol streets in civil clothes and give stern punishment to anti-social elements. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF PAGE 3 BREAK POINT: BURNOUT IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR CELEBRITIES SAMIKSHA JAISWAL TO PLAY THE FEMALE LEAD IN CONTROL ROOM Guitarist Carlos Santana rescheduled his concerts after he collapsed on stage near Detroit due to heat exhaustion. MAX 36°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:35 PM PAGE 4 Samiksha Jaiswal, who rose to fame with Zee TV’s Zindagi Ki Mehak, will be seen in new show Control Room. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:38 AM MONDAY | 18 JULY 2022 | AMRITSAR Damanpreet tops district with 98.8% ICSE CLASS X RESULTS Four students score 98.6 per cent, share second position Tribune News Service A woman celebrates Teej at Durgiana Temple in Amritsar on Sunday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR ILLEGAL MINING: VEHICLES SEIZED Amritsar: Acting on a tip-off, officials of the Mining Department and Ramdass police station conducted a raid at Malakpur village where illegal excavation of sand was being carrying out. The accused involved in illegal mining, however, fled the spot on seeing the police team leaving their vehicles behind. Abhishek Kumar of the Mining Department said they recovered three tippers and an earth excavator JCB machine from the spot. The accused have been identified as Gursahib Singh of Sufia village, Kanwaljit Singh of Kallomahal village and Major Singh of Lakhuwal village. They were booked under Section 379 of the IPC and 21 of the Mining and Mineral Act. Similarly, the mining officials led by junior engineer Pankaj Prashar recovered three vehicles and illegally-mined sand. He said they got a tip-off that that three unidentified persons had escaped the spot leaving behind three vehicles. They also found a mobile phone from there. A separate case under Section 21 of the Mining and Mineral Act was registered against unidentified persons in this regard. OC FOUR HELD WITH 108-GM HEROIN Tarn Taran: The Goindwal Sahib police arrested four drug traders with 108-gm heroin on Saturday. The police said a police party led by ASI Jatinder Singh arrested Ranjit Singh Gulla of Kallha village with 38gm heroin. Meanwhile, Sukhdev Singh of Bhojowali, Harpal Singh of Bharowal and Gurjit Singh Rinku of Vein Poin were arrested with 70-gm heroin by a police party led by Sub-Inspector Iqbal Singh. The accused have been booked under Sections 21-B, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act by Goindwal Sahib police station. OC 3 MOBILE PHONES RECOVERED IN JAIL Amritsar: The Amritsar Central jail authorities confiscated three mobile phones during checking in the jail complex. The police booked two prisoners, Mehar Singh and Gurpreet Singh, in this regard. Separate cases under Sections 432 and 52-A of the Prisons Act was registered. TNS 1 HELD FOR USING CJM’S COMPUTER Tarn Taran: A person was arrested for working on the official computer of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Tarn Taran, Rajesh Ahluwalia without any authority on Saturday. The CJM noticed it and lodged a complaint with the local Sadar police. The accused has been identified as Rajwinder Singh of the local Rodupur Mohalla. The CJM in his complaint to the police said the accused with a fake identity card was sitting in the room of Ahlmad on the computer on Saturday. A case under Sections 465 and 470 of the IPC had been registered. OC Amritsar, July 17 The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) announced the Class X results on Sunday. Damanpreet Kaur, a student of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Basant Avenue, bagged the top position in the district with 98.8 per cent marks. Damanpreet has secured 494 marks out of 500. Ishpreet Singh of the same school along with Karman Singh of Holy Heart School and Keerti Singh and Varsha Joshi of Sacred Heart School have secured the second position with 98.6 per cent marks. They have got 493 marks each. The third position in the district has been secured by Khushi Kapoor of Sacred Heart School with 98.4 per cent marks. She has got 492 marks out of 500. Topper Damanpreet, daughter of Dr Harnek Singh and dietician Baljeet Kaur, said she would become a doctor like her parents. She said instead of joining any coaching institution or tuition centre she had preferred to study on her own. She used to study till late in the night, stated her parents. She said she followed a strict schedule, which involved playing badminton too. Born in a business family, Ishpreet Singh too wants to be doctor. His father runs a gas station in the US and his mother is a homemaker. Ishpreet said during the Covid-19 pandemic he was stranded in the US along with his father and could not join classes. He added that he always wanted to come in the top three from the district. “My dream has Injured Sarabjit Singh at a hospital in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Youth assaulted over parking dispute in city Tribune News Service 1st 2nd Damanpreet Kaur (494/500) Varsha Joshi (493/500) SCHOOL: Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, SCHOOL: Sacred Heart School Basant Avenue AIM: Doctor AIM: Engineer SUCCESS MANTRA: Timetable and meditation SUCCESS MANTRA: Self-study Damanpreet Kaur celebrates the result with her family in Amritsar. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR 2nd 2nd Khushi Kapoor (492/500) Ishpreet Singh (493/500) Keerti Singh (493/500) SCHOOL: Sri Guru Harkrishan SCHOOL: Sacred Heart School AIM: Doctor self-study daily, besides classes Keerti in jubilant mood with her family after the results in Amritsar. come true,” he said. Keerti, who shares the second position with Ishpreet, says she too wants to be a doctor. Her parents, father Kawaljit and mother Dr Maninder Kaur, are faculty members at Punjab Technical University, Bathinda, and Guru Nanak Dev University, respectively. She said apart from classes at school, she studied for at least five hours daily. Varsha, who too got the sec- SUCCESS MANTRA: Five hours of Varsha Joshi flashes the victory sign with her family members in Amritsar on Sunday. Public School, Basant Avenue AIM: Doctor SUCCESS MANTRA: Hard work ond position, wants to pursue non-medical in future as she wants to be an engineer. Her father Punit Joshi is a businessman, while her mother Nidhi Joshi is a teacher. On being asked about her 3rd SCHOOL: Sacred Heart School AIM: Doctor SUCCESS MANTRA: Support of teachers and parents Khushi Kapoor with her family members in Amritsar on Sunday. success mantra, Varsha said she made a timetable and studied according to that. Besides to beat stress, she used to do meditation. Khushi Kapoor, who has secured the third rank in the district, also wants to become a doctor. Born to businessman father Vikas Kapoor and homemaker Ritu Kapoor, Khushi says she dedicates her success to the support of her parents and teachers. Amritsar, July 17 A minor dispute over parking of motorcycle took an ugly turn when several armed persons attacked a youth leaving him seriously injured at Pakharpura village late last evening. The injured, identified as Sarabjit Singh of Sheikhupura village, was admitted to the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here. The police said a case has been registered and further investigations were underway. The victim said yesterday he along with his friend Gurdeep Singh had gone to take milk on a motorcycle. He said they parked the motorcycle outside the milk dairy. He alleged that another motorcycle stopped right in front of his bike, following which he asked that person to move his motorcycle. However, this led to an argument. He said he moved the motorcycle of the accused and left the spot. He said as he came out of Gurdeep’s residence, the accused surrounded him and attacked him with sharpedged weapons. He said he ran away from there and went inside fields to save himself. But the accused chased and injured him with sharp weapons. He said when his friends reached the spot after hearing his cry for help, the accused fled from the scene. ~20,000 extorted Day after death of two youths, Prescribe generic using MLA’s fake family members stage protest medicines only, WhatsApp account GMC doctors told Seek registration of Tribune News Service PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 17 An unidentified person created a fake WhatsApp account of former IG and MLA Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh and allegedly extorted money from a local resident. The incident came to light when the victim approached the MLA and Anshuman Khanna from the MLA’s office lodged a complaint with the police. The civil lines police have registered a case in this connection and launched further probe. Khanna said the accused had created a fake WhatsApp account by putting the MLA’s photo as the profile picture in an illegal manner. The imposter extorted Rs 20,000 from one Simarpreet Arora. He said on investigating the incident, the account was found to be run by a person named Suresh Pansari. He said this was an attempt to defame the dignity of the MLA and to mislead public at large. Civil Lines SHO Amolakdeep Singh said a case under Sections 420, 384 and 500 of the IPC and Section 66-D of the Information Technology Act was registered against the accused and further investigation was under progress. Amritsar, July 17 A day after two youths died at Isapur village under mysterious circumstances, family members and residents of the village held a demonstration in Ajnala today. They demanded registration of a murder case in this regard. They expressed their dissatisfaction over police action so far. The police had registered an FIR on the charge of causing death by negligence terming it an outcome of a road mishap. The deceased were identified as Gurpreet Singh and his brother Gurdeep Singh of Dabar village. They along with their friend Ram Singh murder case of the same village had gone towards Isapur village for some work. Their bodies were found in the fields. They were travelling on a bike which was also found lying in the fields. Surjit Singh, brother of the deceased, said on Friday evening, Gurdeep went to his brother-in-law (sister’s husband) Gagandeep Singh’s place in Mattia village with Gurpreet and Ram Singh. He said when they did not return, they tried to contact them but failed. Later, when he was going from Ishapur to Chhina Karam Singh wala village road, he found the two in the fields of Hartej Singh. Both had died. Ram Singh is under treatment at a private hospital and was unfit to give a statement to the police. Following preliminary probe, the police registered a case under Sections 304-A, 337, 338, 427 and 279 of the IPC against unidentifies persons. The family members alleged that there were sharp weapon injuries on the victims’ bodies. They alleged they were murdered. Seeking registration of a murder FIR, they sat on a dharna outside Ajnala Chowk and blocked traffic. Ajnala police station SHO Harjit Singh assured the agitators that they would add the murder charge after getting the autopsy report. Amritsar, July 17 Government Medical College (GMC) doctors have been instructed to write the generic names of the salts and not brand names of the medicines on the prescription slips of patients. The GMC Principal has issued a notice in this regard and asked the heads of the departments and unit incharges to ensure compliance of the orders. The orders have come after a recent visit of the state Health Minister, who had pointed out the issue. The minister had expressed that the generic names of the salts should be written on the prescription slips. For long, a perception has been building that a section of the doctors prescribe the brand names of the companies which provide incentive to them. Medical representatives of pharmaceutical companies can be seen roaming around in the hospital during the working hours to market their products. It is no secret that these representatives often use unfair means, including gifts and money, to influence doctors. The move will help check the exploitation of poor patients, who cannot buy medicines of costly brands prescribed by the doctors. — TNS Heritage development & augmentation scheme fails to serve purpose Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 17 After restoration of several British-era monuments under the National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY), the government doesn’t seem to have any policy to keep these monuments open for tourists. The government had renovated several buildings, including Ram Bagh Deori, Chali Khoo, Old Deputy Commissioner’s Office, UBDC, Gol Bagh and Ram Bagh Gate, Panorama, and old gates of the walled city. The work on most of these sites was completed in 2019. The government spent funds worth crores on various projects and renovation under the yojana but these are again in pathetic condition and lying closed. Moreover, LEDs installed to publicise these projects among tourists are also lying non-functional for the last three years. Crores spent on various projects | Historic buildings in pathetic condition An officer of the Municipal Corporation (MC), who was deployed on these projects, claimed that there was no provision of funds for the maintenance of LEDs so the screens were lying defunct. Similarly, being the custodian of these buildings, the MC doesn’t have any provision in the Municipal Act to look after historic monuments. After spending crores of c m y b rupees on the renovation of monuments, only the DC office building is opened to people. The Central Government had issued funds for operationalisation of these buildings to boost tourism. Ironically, after spending huge amounts, the heritage buildings remain abandoned. The walls and interior of Ram Bagh Deori are getting peeled. Vendors, who were removed from the site, are back again. Similarly, the decorative martial is being stolen from the Chali Khoo area. Kuljeet Singh, president, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Virast Manch, said: “The MC should handover these renovated buildings to the concerned departments such as the Tourism Department or Heritage Board so they make required arrangements to open the buildings. If the buildings remain locked for the next few years these would turn into ruins soon.” The HRIDAY scheme was launched in January 2015 to bring urban planning, economic growth and heritage conservation together. It was completed in 2019 but after the conservation of buildings, the government has done nothing to ensure these buildings are opened to the public. An LED screen installed under HRIDAY at Novelty Chowk lies defunct. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR
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