07082022-ATR-01.qxd 8/6/2022 11:56 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE CJM PRITIMA ARORA HEARS INMATES’ PROBLEMS IN PATTI Pritima Arora, Chief Judicial Magistratecum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, inspected sub jail, Patti. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF GOLD ORNAMENTS, ~30,000 LOOTED Tarn Taran: Five armed miscreants robbed cash and gold ornaments from a house at Dugalwala village on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. The victim, Baljinder Kaur, was sleeping along with her son and daughter in the house when the armed robbers trespassed into her residence at midnight. The miscreants looted Rs 30,000 and gold ornaments (weighing threeand-a-half tola) at gunpoint. The robbers also took grocery items worth Rs 2,300 kept in the kitchen.ASI Baljinder Singh of the local Sadar police said a case under Sections 395, 398 and 458 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act had been registered against the unidentified accused. OC ILLEGAL STRUCTURE RAZED BY MC WING Amritsar: An illegal construction at Durgiana Temple Heritage Walk was removed by the estate wing of the Municipal Corporation on Friday evening. A local person was constructing a hotel along Durgiana Temple Heritage Walk. The builder had already constructed a room by illegally occupying Heritage Street outside the hotel. On receiving a complaint, a team of the estate wing demolished the construction with a ditch machine. Estate Officer Dharminderjit Singh stated that no illegal construction would be allowed in the city. TNS MAN HELD WITH 1.5-KG OPIUM Tarn Taran: A team of the CIA, led by Inspector Prabhjit Singh, arrested a man in the Chohla Sahib area on Friday and seized 1.5 kg of opium from his possession. The police said the accused had been identified as Baljit Singh Nikka, a resident of Kambo Dhai Wala, who was arrested near his village. A case under Sections 18-B, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered. OC PAGE 2 HOLLYWOOD STAR ‘THOR’ CALLS MIRABAI CHANU A LEGEND ACTOR MUDASIR ZAFAR TIES KNOT WITH SAROOSH ZARGAR Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth has said CWG gold medallist Mirabai Chanu is worthy of Thor’s hammer. MAX 32°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET SUNDAY 7:18 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5:48 AM Residents troubled as information regarding required documents not displayed Manmeet Singh Gill ❝ I was perplexed when I was asked for a PAN card with an application for renewal of an arms licence. As I had never thought about the need of the same for an arms licence, I did not carry it. I was turned away and asked to come the next day. If such information regarding the required documents is displayed publically, it would make things easier for the applicants. Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 6 Suwidha centres and kendras that are meant to help people avail government services are not serving their purpose. Information regarding various services, fee for these and formalities (documents) required is generally not displayed at the centres. In the absence of any knowledge about the same, the applicants feel helpless and are at the mercy of employees. The residents complain that most of the times, the employees ask for unnecessary documents just to turn away the applicant. A senior citizen, Parshotam Singh, said: “I was perplexed when I was asked for a PAN card with an application for renewal of an arms licence. As I had never thought about the need of the same for an arms licence, I did not carry it and was turned away and asked to come the next day.” He said if such an information regarding the required documents is displayed pub- Residents line up in front of a suwida centre in Amritsar. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR lically, it would make things easier for general public. “Moreover, PAN card is usually required in services involving a financial transaction. I don’t know how getting an arms licence renewed is a financial service,” he said. The opening time of these centres is 8 am but due to rush, everyone tries to come as early as possible. People start making beeline outside these centres around 7 am. Another resident said: “Getting any work done from these centres requires a lot of patience.” He said when a person reaches any of these centres for the first time, he is asked to come early next day and get a token. When one PAGE 4 Actor Mudasir Zafar has tied the knot with his ladylove Saroosh Zargar. The couple took their vows on July 24. Suwidha centres fail to serve purpose manages to get the token after a wait of nearly two hours, he has to wait for his turn. “In most of the cases, it takes four to five hours. When you reach the counter, the employee asks you for a number of documents and there are chances that one may not be having one or the other. A list of required documents for vari- ❞ SUNDAY | 7 AUGUST 2022 | AMRITSAR Mayor meets councillors to give ward works a fillip Amritsar, August 6 Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu and Commissioner Kumar Saurabh Raj have decided to conduct meetings with councillors in all five urban Assembly constituencies regarding wardlevel development works. A meeting of the councillors of the Amritsar East and Amritsar South constituencies was held here on Friday evening. Newly appointed Commissioner Kumar Saurabh Raj was welcomed by the councillors present in the meeting. Each councillor was heard separately by the Mayor and the Commissioner and the problems related to wards were noted. The councillors present in the meeting were assured by the Mayor and the Commissioner that all the works related to their wards, which have been passed in the House, would be started soon. In the meeting, the contract committee was asked to prepare estimates of wardwise works costing Rs 25-30 lakh so that these projects could be implemented. In today’s meeting, councillors Jatinder Kaur Sonia, Jeet Singh Bhatia, Dalbir Singh Manmanke and others were present. — TNS Parshotam Singh, A SENIOR CITIZEN ous services should be well displayed at the centre so that people are not inconvenienced,” he added. Residents stated that senior officials of the district administration must take a note of the problem especially in rural areas and get the information pasted on the notice boards. Councillors of East and South Assembly constituencies meet the Mayor and MC Commissioner in Amritsar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO MC’s grievances meet receives 18 plaints stay orders from the court. A complainant asked to open the seal of a building sealed by the MC. Another person complained that he MTP Department did not respond to his RTI application. The Estate Wing received complaints regarding occupation of corporation land by opening of washing centre by someone in the Kabir Park area. Apart from this, there were some complaints regarding illegal water connection, spreading filth in the area, some issues of rent in the market outside Durgiana Shivpuri. There have been complaints of contaminated drinking water and sewer blockage for the O&M Department of the MC. MC Commissioner Kumar Saurabh Raj issued orders to the officers present on the spot to settle the complaints immediately. On which, the MTP Department stopped the illegal constructions being done at two colonies in front of the GT Road Alpha One Mall. 1 killed, kin hurt in attack over money Man ends life; wife, her mother held SHO, Jhabal, said the victim’s family had borrowed Rs 2,000 from Sajan Singh, president of the labour union of Jhabal. While part of the amount had been returned, the remaining Rs 1,500 was yet to be paid. As Sajan Singh wanted the balance amount to be repaid to him immediately, he, continued on page 2 Amritsar, August 6 The police have arrested a woman and her mother after her husband committed suicide here on Thursday. The victim was identified as Sunny (29) of Dhapai Road here. Those arrested were identified as Heena, wife of the victim, and her mother Neelu, a resident of Gujjapura here. — TNS Tribune News Service MAXIMUM AGAINST TOWN PLANNING DEPT Amritsar, August 6 As many as 18 complaints were received during the weekly public meeting organised at the MC office on Friday. Most of the complaints were regarding the Municipal Town Planning (MTP) Department. There were eight complaints of the MTP Department, five related to the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) cell, three for the civil wing, two for the estate wing, one each of the property tax and health wing of the MC. In the complaints of the MTP Department, it was said Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, August 6 One person was killed and his elder brother injured in an attack by some persons at Jhabal village here on Friday night. Failure to pay a borrowed amount of Rs 1,500 was cited as the main reason behind the incident. The deceased has been ■ Maximum complaints (eight) were regarding the Municipal Town Planning Department, followed by Operation and Maintenance cell (five) ■ Commissioner Kumar Saurabh Raj instructed the officers to dispose of all complaints received from the public immediately that construction work was going on in two illegal colonies — in front of the Alpha One Mall located on the GT Road and a colony located on the Tarn Taran Road. In another complaint, the owner of a building at East Mohan Nagar, which was sealed by the Municipal Corporation for being constructed illegally, claimed that he had Failure to pay borrowed amount of ~1,500 cited as main reason behind incident identified as Tarsem Singh (40) and the injured as Avtar Singh, elder brother of the victim, who received serious injuries and was admitted to the local Civil Hospital. Inspector Prabhjit Singh, Cerebral palsy no hindrance, city lad Chohan set to join IFS Neha Saini Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 6 Karanbir Singh Chohan (27) has once again proved that if you have the grit and determination, sky is the limit. Chohan had secured 643rd rank in his second successful attempt at the UPSC and will now be undergoing training to be inducted into the Indian Foreign Services. He had previously cleared the UPSC Civil Services Examination in 2019 by bagging 807th rank and was working in the Department of Defence when he decided to take the exam again in 2021. A differently-abled person, having diagnosed with cerebral palsy from birth, Chohan is a strong believer in hard work. “I am the first one in my family PAGE 3 Karanbir Singh Chohan (centre) being felicitated. TRIBUNE PHOTO to enter bureaucracy and I believe that my disability has absolutely no role to play in my success.” He said one faces challenges every day, but that should not define you as a person. “I am just gearing up for my training now,” he shared. Chohan was diagnosed with 65 per cent cerebral palsy that has resulted in orthopaedic disability. But he takes on the world with the right frame of mind and enough intelligence to create a niche for himself. He said he wanted to sensitise people to the struggle of differently-abled persons. “I think all the talk about accessibility issues can only be implemented when the stakeholders involved are engaged in the solution. Basic infrastructure challenges have to be overcome with quick implementation.” c m y b Students of Government Girls’ School, Mall Road, in Amritsar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO 10 city girls to witness ISRO’s satellite launch in Sri Harikota Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 6 Ten meritorious girl students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Mall Road, Amritsar, have been selected to witness the live launch of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) satellite at Sri Harikota, Andhra Pradesh, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence. These girls, students of Class VIII-XII, will be among the 750 girl students from across the country, who had worked on the project to develop the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) by ISRO. The programme “AzaadiSat” had students from 75 rural government schools to work together to develop this microsatellite launch vehicle, which will also carry the national flag into the space to mark 75 years of Independence. Sarbat Da Bhala Trust, which works for the welfare of marginalised sections, is sponsoring the trip of these 10 students from city. The Trust has extended financial help to the tune of Rs 2 lakh to the school to buy air tickets for these girls and principal of continued on page 2
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