21072022-ATR-01.qxd 7/21/2022 12:16 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE 6 YRS ON, VARIOUS ‘SMART CITY MISSION’ PROJECTS IN LIMBO Even after over six years of the launching of the ‘Smart City Mission’ no significant project has seen the light of day so far. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY PAGE 2 ACTOR RANBIR KAPOOR, TEAM SHAMSHERA VISIT CITY BEAUTIFUL PAGE 3 Team Shashmera got a resounding welcome on their quick trip to the City Beautiful, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. MAX 31°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET THURSDAY 7:34 PM EMMY-WINNER EDDIE MURPHY TO STAR IN CANDY CANE LANE PAGE 4 Academy Award nominee and Emmywinner Eddie Murphy will star in holiday comedy titled Candy Cane Lane. SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:39 AM THURSDAY | 21 JULY 2022 | AMRITSAR Bhupinder Singh’s initiation into music began in narrow bylanes of city Tribune News Service HIS FAMILY ALSO LIVED BRIEFLY IN JALANDHAR INBRIEF TWO NABBED WITH HEROIN Amritsar: The city police nabbed two persons with heroin in two separate cases. In the first case, the Civil Lines police nabbed a person with 10-gm heroin. The accused has been identified as Jarman Singh of Tarn Taran. ASI Jasapl Singh claimed that during a routine checking, they intercepted the accused and recovered heroin from his possession. In another case, Verka police nabbed a person with 6-gm heroin. The accused has been identified as Amanjeet Singh of the Kathunagal area. A case under relevant sections of the NDPS Act has registered in this regard. TNS AUTO WORKSHOP NEW IN-CHARGE Amritsar: Dr Rama, Assistant Medical Officer of the Municipal Corporation, was appointed in-charge of the auto workshop of the civic body. Dr Rama took over the charge of workshop on Wednesday. On the occasion, Auto Workshop Union chairman Raj Kumar Raju, president Ashu Nahar and other officials welcomed Dr Rama on her joining the workshop. TNS ■ Bhupinder Singh was born in Amritsar in 1940. His father Prof Natha Singh was a musician, vocalist and teacher. According to historian Surinder Kochchar, Bhupinder’s father ran a small music academy in Katra Sher Singh, which was once a hub of music schools in the city ■ According to AIR (Jalandhar) host Poonam, the singer’s family also lived in Jalandhar for a brief period and owned a house in Jawahar Nagar. While Bhupinder Singh’s relationship with his hometown Amritsar was a lesser-known fact, even for his fans and admirers in the city, tributes poured in from cinephiles and artistes who have grown up listening to his ghazals Partition, the area around Khairuddin Masjid had all music shops and schools. It was a music hub of the city. His family soon moved out of the city and his growing-up years were mostly spent in Delhi and later, he never really kept his connection with the city,” he shared. According to AIR (Jalandhar) host Poonam, the singer’s family also lived in Jalandhar for a brief period and owned a house in Jawahar Nagar. While Bhupinder Singh’s relationship with his hometown Amritsar was a lesser-known fact, even for his fans and admirers in the city, tributes poured in from cinephiles and artistes who have grown up listening to his ghazals. His father ran a small music academy in Katra Sher Singh, which was once a hub of music schools in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Several areas still waterlogged, raise mosquito breeding fear Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 20 Following spells of rain received in the city in the last one week, water has accumulated at several areas. These can be a probable breeding ground for mosquitoes. Officials of the health wing of the municipal corporation (MC) claim that they are conducting regular fogging in the city but residents of several areas complain that fogging vehicles are operating only on main roads. The MC has been conducting fogging in eight wards of the city daily and the task is completed in all 85 wards in 10 days. After completing the first round, the process is repeated in the wards. Officials of the MC claimed that they have sufficient chemical for the fogging this year. To eradicate dengue mosquito, the district administration has also given training to the MC employees to identify and destroy dengue larvae. For the prevention of dengue-malaria, the MC will work in tandem with the Health Department. Earlier, only the Health Department used to look for the larva. Rain spells ease paddy irrigation Tribune News Service WEEDS FLOURISH Amritsar, July 20 With paddy transplantation almost complete, the biggest task at hand for the farming community is to release sufficient water into their paddy fields. However, with the area witnessing frequent showers in the last few days, their work has been made easy. Farmers say the paddy fields need to be kept inundated so as to keep the saplings healthy and to check the growth of weeds. They say as it rained in the area during the last week, they did not feel the requirement of While the paddy cultivators are happy, rain spells have increased the burden of work for vegetable growers as it has resulted in abundance of weeds. Agriculturists say that the production of vegetables falls during the rains as the flowers are washed away irrigating their fields. “On days when the weather is hot, the water from the fields gets evaporated. Otherwise on cloudy days, the requirement for irrigation decreases,” said Jagjit Singh, a farmer. Farmers say now it A waterlogged road in Amritsar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR MC, HEALTH DEPARTMENT WORK IN TANDEM ■ To eradicate dengue mosquito, the district administration has also given training to the MC employees to identify and destroy dengue larvae. For the prevention of dengue-malaria, the MC will work in tandem with the Health Department ■ Earlier, only the Health Department used to look for the larva. Now, seven Chief Sanitary Inspectors and 27 Sanitary Inspectors of MC along with their teams will issue challans to violators along with destroying the larvae ■ The MC has been conducting fogging in eight wards of the city daily and the task is completed in all 85 wards in 10 days. After completing the Now, seven Chief Sanitary Inspectors and 27 Sanitary first round, the process is repeated in the wards. Officials of the MC claimed that they have sufficient chemical for fogging this year Inspectors of MC along with their teams will issue chal- lans to violators along with destroying the larvae. A paddy field lies inundated near Amritsar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR No primary teacher at govt school for 6 yrs Children’s library at GMC soon Gurbaxpuri Tribune News Service Tarn Taran, July 20 The primary section of Government Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Baler Khurd, in Tarn Tarn district is running without a single teacher for the past over six years. At least 551 students, mostly from the downtrodden section of society, are enrolled in the primary section. Besides the panchayats, social organisations of the area and the district unit of the Guardian of Governance had been bringing the matter to the notice of the authorities and the area MLA, but to no avail. Officiating Principal of the school Rajdeep Singh said he had been managing to teach the students of the primary section with the help of the teachers of the secondary section. “However, due to this teachers of the secondary department are working without any vacant period and are Amritsar, July 20 In a novel gesture, members of the Rotary Club donated children’s books to the Bebe Nanki Mother and Child Care Centre at Government Medical College for setting up a library for the kids undergoing treatment. Members of the club said the purpose was to engage children in reading activities while they are admitted at the hospital for treatment of various ailments. Dr Manmeet Sodhi, Head of the Paediatrics Department, said it was very thoughtful on the part of the club members to gift books for the children’s library. She said the department would provide all necessary help to the club in its future projects. She also suggested that a children’s park should be set up outside the OPD. The club members said the project would be initiated soon. Club members Dr Jaspreet Around 551 students, mostly from downtrodden sections of society, are enrolled in the primary wing of Government Senior Secondary Adarsh School at Balehar in Tarn Taran district. overburdened,” he added. The school was established during the SAD-BJP government about 14 years ago. The school has an attractive building and pollutionfree location. It was opened to provide better education facilities to the children of is time to broadcast fertilisers in the fields for growth of the crop. The district witnessed a heavy rain in the early morning on Wednesday. While the paddy cultivators are happy, rain spells have increased the burden of work for vegetable growers as it has resulted in abundance of weeds. Agriculturists say that the production of vegetables falls during the rains as the flowers are washed away. Vegetable growers have stated that most of the seasonal vegetables will not survive the monsoon season and these would be uprooted and replaced with the next season’s crops. FILE PHOTO Amritsar, July 20 His initiation into music happened in the narrow bylanes of the walled city, but his voice has left a lasting impression on not just his avid listeners, but also those he worked with. With the demise of singer Bhupinder Singh, 82, in Mumbai, the holy city has lost its gem. Bhupinder Singh was born in Amritsar in 1940. His father Prof Natha Singh was a musician, vocalist and teacher. According to historian Surinder Kochchar, Bhupinder’s father ran a small music academy in Katra Sher Singh, which was once a hub of music schools in the city. “Very little is known about Bhupinder’s family as they moved out soon after he was born. Before the “His voice was soulful and unique that put him quickly on a par with renowned artistes of his time, including Mohd Rafi and many others. Though many people know him for his ghazals, his collaborations with Gulzar and RD Burman presented a different style of his singing. Songs like ‘Jab andhera hota hai…’ from Raja Rani (1973), ‘Ek Hi Khwab… ’ (1977) from Kinara and ‘Pyar humein iss mod pe le aaya… ’ from Satte Pe Satta (1982) were unusual and very different from most of his songs at the time,” said Gurpratap Khairah, assistant professor from Hindu College and a cinephile. In Ek hi Khwab, the guitar improvisations were done by Bhupinder as he was well trained in western guitar. He also inspired a generation of music artistes from the city. border residents and downtrodden sections. The Education Department didn’t send any teacher for the school in the recent recruitment process under which 6,635 ETT teachers were appointed in government primary schools in the state. Though the Education Department sent 823 ETT teachers to the district, but Balehar School didn’t get any teacher. Harbhagwant Singh, local District Education Officer (Secondary), denied to comment in this regard. c m y b Members of Rotary Club donate books Members of the Rotary Club give books to a child in Amritsar. Grover, president Dr Shallu Aggarwal and secretary Dr Mavleen Kaur also gifted story books, crayons, stationary, colourful masks and fruits to sick children at the centre. Dr Shallu said instead of giving mobile phones to bedridden children, they should be provided with books, drawing sheets and colours. “While they cannot indulge in outdoor activities due to an ailment, they should be engaged in such activities so that they can explore their creativity. We want these kids to learn and gain while they are healing,” said Dr Shallu. She said they had procured books of all available genres for children and the choice had been made after many deliberations. Senior faculty members, including Dr Sandeep Aggarwal, Dr Rajesh Kapila and others, were also present on the occasion. Floor test: Next hearing on Aug 18 Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 20 The next hearing of the case regarding conducting the floor test and no-confidence motion against Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu is slated for August 18. The Congress councillors led by senior Deputy Mayor Raman Bakshi had moved the court against Mayor Rintu for not calling the general house meeting as Congress councillors desired to move a no-confidence motion against the Mayor. The case is sub judice in the Punjab and Haryana High Court for the last four months. The hearing of the case was scheduled for today at the Punjab and Haryana High Court, but discussion was not conducted due to paucity of time and the court announced the next date of hearing. The MC general house is continued on page 2
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