26072022-ATR-01.qxd 25-07-2022 23:09 Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE DEEPIKA PADUKONE HAS A FIERCE ROLE IN PATHAAN Pathaan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, is set to release on January 25, 2023. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY WITH LIGHT RAIN INBRIEF ARTIFICIAL LIMBS GIVEN TO NEEDY Amritsar: The district administration organised a camp at the Baba Bakala Civil Hospital to help senior citizens and physically disabled persons here on Monday. The camp was attended by 90 senior citizens and 160 physically disabled persons. Sub-Divisional Magistrate Alka Kalia said the purpose was to help these persons lead a more independent life. She said senior citizens would be given spectacles, hearing aid machines and walking sticks and physically disabled given tricycles, wheelchairs, walkers and other equipment. She said those needing artificial limbs were medically examined during the camp. The SDM said all the persons who attended the camp were medically examined. Artificial limbs would be given to needy persons as per the sizes within the next few days. TNS RUSTED BOMB FOUND IN FIELDS Tarn Taran: The Khemkaran police recovered one rusted bomb buried under the earth in a field in the border area of Lakhna village on Monday. Vishaljit Singh, SP (Investigation), said it must have been kept during the IndoPak war in 1965. The SP said the bomb was noticed by Pargat Singh, president of the Gurdwara Baba Zahir Peer Managing Committee, in the village while digging earth in the fields, following which the Khemkaran police were informed. The SP said a bomb disposal squad of the Punjab Police was called to the spot to dispose of the bomb. OC AKSHAY IS HIGHEST TAXPAYER FROM ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PAGE 3 Akshay Kumar has been honoured by the I-T Department for being the highest taxpayer from entertainment industry. MAX 36°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 27°C PAGE 4 Director Neeraj Pandey and Manoj Bajpayee reunite to enthral the audience with Secrets Of The Kohinoor. SUNSET TUESDAY 7:31 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:42 AM ISC CLASS XII RESULTS TUESDAY | 26 JULY 2022 | AMRITSAR NON-MEDICAL MEDICAL Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 25 City roads have become tough to commute after rain these days. Potholes, repair work sites and manhole covers have made the roads unsafe. Many such spots lead to accidents, especially involving two-wheelers. Residents pointed out that the Batala road was dug up months ago for some work near the Sun City turn, but till date the pothole has not been filled. “During monsoon when roads are inundated, it becomes difficult to gauge the depth of potholes covered in water, leading to vehicles getting stuck in them. Besides, the potholes monsoon ❝Duringinundated, when roads are it becomes difficult to gauge the depth of potholes covered in water, leading to vehicles getting stuck in them. Besides, the potholes are risky for the lives of two-wheeler riders or rickshaw-pullers. ❞ Sukhwant Singh, A RESIDENT A pit dug up around a manhole in Amritsar. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR are risky for the lives of twowheeler riders or rickshawpullers. Driving through potholes proves to be a costly affair as tyres of cars may get stuck in them,” said a resident, Sukhwant Singh. The Custom Chowk is another point where a pothole has been caused due to rain. The resident say there are many such points where potholes galore. “The administration must make the roads safe for commuters. Any loss of life in a road accident is an irreparable loss for the family,” another resident said, adding that at least some warning sign should be put up at all these vulnerable places to avoid any untoward mishap. Man found hurt near tubewell dies in hospital Harkanwar of Tarn Taran gets 97.7% in ISC Class XII exams Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Amritsar, July 25 An unidentified person was found in a critical condition (allegedly being injured with sharp weapons) at Ajaibwali village falling under the Kathunangal police station here on Sunday. He was admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Dalbir Singh lodged a complaint with the police on Sunday that during morning walk, he along with his cousin Surjit Singh reached near a tubewell in the field. He said near the tubewell, they found a man (around 30 years of age) with shorn hair lying on the ground in a pool of blood. There were injury marks on his head, arms and his fingers were chopped. A pedestal fan, a bag containing electric wires, a wire cutter and a sharp weapon was found lying near the victim. He said it appeared that he along with his unidentified accomplices had come to steal electric wires from tubewell motors. A dispute might have occurred between them which could have led to the incident. He said the victim was rushed to GND Hospital in an ambulance where he died. A case under Sections 307 and 302 of the IPC was registered against unidentified persons. The police said initially a case under Section 307 of the IPC was registered against unidentified persons, but later it was amended to 302 of the IPC after he died in the hospital. His bodywill be kept in the mortuary for three days for identification. Tarn Taran, July 25 Students of the Mai Bhago International Public School here excelled at the district level in the Indian School Certificate (ISC) Class XII exams declared by the Council of Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) on Sunday. The school achieved 100 per cent results. Harkanwar Singh got 97.75 per cent marks and Gursimran Singh secured 97.25 per cent in medical stream, while Yashleen Kaur with 96 per cent and Jugraj Singh with 95.5 per cent marks excelled in the district in the non-med- MEDICAL Harkanwar Singh Gursimran Singh 97.75% 97.25% ical stream. The students of Guru Gobind Singh Convent School, Sohawa (Sarhali), run under the guidance of Baba Sukha Singh, head of Kar Sewa sect Sarhali Sahib, too achieved 100 per cent results. School students Roman- Romanpreet Kaur Sandeep Kaur 88% 85% preet Kaur got 88 per cent and Sandeep Kaur scored 85 per cent marks in the nonmedical stream. Kirandeep Kaur with 88 per cent and Sukhpreet Kaur getting 82 per cent marks topped in the district in the commerce stream. Pathankot cops embark on tree plantation drive Tribune News Service Pathankot, July 25 The Pathankot police have embarked upon an ambitious tree plantation drive ostensibly to maintain the ecological balance of the town marred by rampant mining and tree cutting in the forest friendly block of Dhar. The drive has been given the name of Van Mahotsav. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harkamal Preet Singh Khakh, who joined as the district police chief last week, said the initiative was the brainchild of DGP Gaurav Yadav. The Punjab Police, as a part Police stations to be covered in first phase of the drive, plans to plant 31,000 saplings in all police districts of Punjab. The SSP maintained that all policemen of Pathankot district have been asked to plant saplings in a big way. In the first phase, all police stations of Pathankot district will be covered. The cops have also been asked to scout for private places where this activity can take place. Residents lauded the efforts of the cops claiming that such a drive was long overdue. They added that illegal mining had destroyed the eco-balance of the area and that tree plantation would go a long way in maintaining ecological equilibrium. The SSP said, “Societies with trees and plants have lower rate of mental issues and a faster healing process among the sick and elderly. As trees grow, they absorb carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. Trees help us reduce the impact of climate change. A nation that destroys trees destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” Eight-day music festival begins at Virsa Vihar Amritsar, July 25 In a first, artistes of the city have come together to celebrate the talent of Amritsar by hosting an eight-day music festival — Sur Utsav. Inaugurating the festival, Amritsar North MLA Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh today applauded and paid tributes to singing legends born in the holy city, including Mohd Rafi, Mahendra Kapoor and Ghulam Haider, among others. On the occasion, a statue of Mohd MANOJ BAJPAYEE TO PRESENT SECRETS OF THE KOHINOOR Cheema Potholes, dug-up roads during Navtesh Thakur, Manyadistrict bag second position in rains pose risk to commuters MAN HELD WITH TRAMADOL PILLS Amritsar: The Chatiwind police arrested a man with 4,000 tramadol tablets here on Sunday. He was identified as Joban Singh of Manawala Kalan. The police said while patrolling near Rampura village, the police got a tip-off that the accused was involved in the smuggling of intoxicating tablets. The informer said he was going from Mehma village to Manawala through a link road. The police set up a checkpoint near Jheete village and arrested the accused with the consignment. He could not produce any document regarding the procurement of medicines. A case under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against him. He was produced in a court and brought on police remand for further interrogation following the registration of a case. TNS PAGE 3 An artiste performs during a music festival. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Rafi was also installed in the courtyard of Virsa Vihar. The event has been organ- ised by music composer Harinder Sohal. He said the purpose of having a music festival dedicated to the musical legends from the city was to remember the contributions and body of work of these artistes. “The younger generation of artistes or even otherwise, not many people are aware that such talented artistes had their roots in the city. Everybody knows about famous names of the film industry like Mahendra Kapoor or Rafi sahib, but there are so many, including actor Vinod Mehra, composer c m y b Ghulam Haider and others, who need to be remembered. “We have dedicated this festival to other noted artistes, including Dara Singh, Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna, Narendra Chanchal and Sukhwinder,” said Sohal. Upcoming artistes Yaspal Mintoo, Daljit Singh Mand, Amarjit Singh, Amarjit Bedi, Harwinder Mattoo, Yaspal Mintoo, Shamsher Dhillon and Latika performed songs sung by Mahendra Kapoor. — TNS Amritsar, July 25 Navtesh Thakur and Manya Cheema of Holy Heart Presidency School jointly bagged the second position in the district by scoring 98.5 per cent marks each in the ISC Class XII board exams the results of which were declared on Sunday evening. Navtesh was a non-medical student and Manya a medical student. Besides these two, other meritorious students from the school include Anmolpreet Singh (non-medical) with 97.25 per cent marks, Avneet Uppal (medical) 98.25 per cent marks, Manraj (medical) 97.25 per cent marks. In the commerce stream, Prabhjot Kaur scored 97.75 per cent marks, Shenazpreet Kaur scored 97.5 per cent marks and Balraj Singh scored 97.2 per cent marks. In humanities, Udhaykaran and Ishita Seth shared the 1st 98.5% NAVTESH THAKUR MANYA CHEEMA PRABHJOT TOPS COMMERCE STREAM WITH 97.75% ■ In commerce stream, Prabhjot Kaur scored 97.75% marks ■ In humanities, Udhaykaran and Ishita Seth shared the first position with 94% marks ■ In Class XII, out of 221 students, 25 students scored above 95 per cent marks and 90 students above 90 per cent marks position with 94 per cent marks. In Class XII, out of 221 students, 25 students scored above 95 per cent marks and 90 students above 90 per cent marks. For the first time in the history of the board exams, the CISCE conducted two exams in a single examination year and the results are declared with the Semester I marks of each subject halved. These marks are then added to Semester II marks and practical/project marks to arrive at the final marks in each subject. District’s Covid death toll revised to 1,843 Class X PSEB state topper felicitated Amritsar, July 25 The number of deaths due to Covid-19 ever since the start of the pandemic in the district has been revised to 1,843 with the addition of 158 deaths, which earlier were not reported by the health department. The addition has been made on the basis of the applications filed by the family members of the deceased for the financial aid earlier announced by the Central government for Covid-19 deaths. The health officials stated that the district administration that had processed the applications had found these deaths to have been caused by the infectious disease. As per Central government norms, the families of those who had died due to Covid were eligible for a financial aid of Rs 50,000. The government had earlier asked the general public to submit the applications at the Deputy Amritsar, July 25 Nancy Rani, state topper in the PSEB Class X exams, was on Monday honoured at a special event organised by Aakash Institute and Byju’s, online education platform. The Ferozepur resident, Nancy was also offered a two-year coaching programme in non-medical stream without any expenses. Nancy scored 99.04 per cent and wants to become an IAS officer. Hailing from a poor family, Nancy’s father Ramkrishan is a carpenter and mother Sandeep is a homemaker, who helps out the family by stitching clothes. Accompanying their daughter at the felicitation ceremony, they said they were happy that their daughter could achieve her goal. Nancy wants to pursue her studies so that she can help uplift her family. “I hope to provide my family a comfortable life once I reach my goal.” — TNS 158 cases added after kin file applications for financial aid COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS ACTIVE 5 60,057 1 1,843 137 Commissioner’s office. Meanwhile, the district health authorities have also reported death of a patient due to Covid-19 in the last 48 hours. The district health department also reported five new Covid positive cases on Monday, with which the total number of cases has increased to 60,057. The district has also reported recovery of 12 patients with which the total recovery count has also increased to 58,077. The district at present has a total of 137 active cases. — TNS Farmers during a protest at the grain market in Tarn Taran on Monday. PHOTO: GURBAXPURI Farmers hold protest over MSP Tarn Taran, July 25 Farmers’ unions affiliated to the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha held a sit-in protest at the local grain market here on Monday. They were demanding the government to make MSP a legal guarantee for all 23 crops covered under the safety-net framework. Addressing the gathering, Pargat Singh Jamarai and Devinder Sohal, leaders of farm unions, among others, laid stress on resolving the long-pending demands of farmers. They said due to antifarmer policies of the government, farmers got caught in a debt trap leading to suicides by some farmers. The leaders called the farmers to be united to fight for their demands than to commit suicide. The leaders said the government was announcing the MSP but there was no guar, antee as a result of which farmers were being exploited in grain markets. They were selling their produces below the MSP They said this was . the main reason behind their being pulled into a debt trap. The unions also declared that they would block rail traffic on July 31 for four hours to press for their demands. — OC
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