09082022-ATR-01.qxd 09-08-2022 00:16 Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE PROPERTY DEALERS PARALYSE WORK AT TEHSIL OFFICE PAGE 2 Residents were at the receiving end as protest by property dealers and colonisers paralysed work at the tehsil office. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF THREE HELD WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR ABHISHEK BACHCHAN TO BE AWARDED AT IFFM 2022 PAGE 3 ANIL KAPOOR FACES JURY IN 2nd EPISODE OF CASE TOH BANTA HAI Abhishek will be at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, where he will be felicitated with Leadership in Cinema Awards. MAX 35°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:20 PM PAGE 4 Amazon miniTV released the second episode of Case Toh Banta Hai. The episode featured Anil Kapoor in katghara. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:51 AM TUESDAY | 9 AUGUST 2022 | AMRITSAR Farmers protest introduction JEE (Mains): Hardik tops city with 99.96 percentile ofifelectricity Bill in Lok sector will end Sabha Say passed, cross-subsidies, free power in agri Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar: The Amritsar rural police have busted three illegal stills brewing illicit liquor during a search operation on Sunday night. During the raid, the police recovered 51,000 litres of lahan from three residences during the raid. Amritsar rural SSP Swapan Sharma said the search operation was carried out at Boprai Khurd village here. He said during raid in the houses of Resham Singh, Daljit Singh and Ajit Singh, the police busted three illegal stills (furnaces) being used for brewing liquor. Three separate cases under the Excise Act were registered against them. TNS YOUTH BOOKED FOR MOLESTATION Amritsar: The Jandiala police have booked a youth identified as Manjit Singh of Balia Majhpur village for allegedly molesting and stalking a minor girl of the same village. Following a complaint by the victim’s mother, the police have registered a case under Sections 354, 354D and 506 of the IPC and Section 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. The incident occurred on July 22. The complainant told the police that on July 22, her daughter went to school, but did not return. She looked for her and her friends told that Manjit Singh had taken her daughter. She said she contacted a relative of the accused in Khalchian village. She said around 9 pm, his relative dropped her daughter back. She said her daughter told her that the accused took her to Rayya on the pretext of dropping her home. She said the accused molested her. TNS GIRL ABDUCTED ON MARRIAGE PROMISE Tarn Taran: A teenager has been allegedly abducted from the Patti area on the promise of marriage. The victim’s father in his complaint to the police said the girl was a student of Class XII in a village school. The Patti city police registered a case under Sections 363 and 366-A of the IPC against one Sukhwinder Singh Shinda of Chuslewar village on Sunday. OC Amritsar, August 8 Members of the farmer unions burnt effigies of the Central Government to protest against the Electricity Amendment Bill, 2022, here today. The farmer unions stated that the government had earlier promised not to introduce the Electricity Bill, 2020, but now it had been tabled in the Lok Sabha without consulting any stakeholder. The farm leaders stated that the amendments proposed in the Bill were against the interests of the poor. They feared that the Bill if passed would directly hit the farming sector as it aims at ending all subsidies on power. After burning the effigy at the Golden Gate here today, Sarwan Singh Pandher of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee said all Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members from the state have failed to register their protest on the issue. Pandher said Members of Parliament from AAP Con, gress and SAD have not uttered a single word against the Bill so far. Jamhoori Kisan Sabha and Dehati Mazdoor Sabha also organised a protest over the issue at Ajnala and burnt Members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee raise slogans and burn an effigy of the Central Government at the Golden Gate in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR WILL PUSH PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN POWER If Electricity Amendment Bill is passed, it will open the way for private sector in power generation, distribution and transmission. The Bill will give power to private firms to increase electricity tariff on the pattern of fuel prices. ❝ ❞ Dr Satnam Singh Ajnala, JAMHOORI KISAN SABHA PRESIDENT copies of the Bill. Jamhoori Kisan Sabha president Dr Satnam Singh Ajnala said if the Bill was passed, it would open the way for the private sector in power generation, distribution and transmission. He added that the Bill proposes the private companies to increase the electricity tar- 1,650 head of cattle infected with lumpy skin disease in district Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 8 The district has reported 1,650 cases of lumpy skin disease so far. Officials of the district animal husbandry department stated that veterinary officers have been visiting different areas of the district daily to keep a check on the situation. Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry, Dr Navraj Singh Sandhu said 55 teams of the department were working for the purpose in the district. He added that 4,932 doses of vaccine were procured for ani- iff on the pattern of the present system followed for fixing petrol and diesel prices. Meanwhile, Kirti Kisan Union leaders also submitted a memorandum with MLAs and MPs from the state over water crisis in the state. The union submitted memorandum with Cabinet Ministers Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal and Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar, MP Gurjit Singh Aujla and MLA Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh. mals out of which 2,516 were used on Sunday and 2,416 were given today. Lumpy skin disease is an infectious viral disease of the cattle. The disease is characterised by high fever, enlarged superficial lymph nodes and multiple nodules on the skin. Dr Sandhu said, “Veterinary teams are visiting all dairy farms.” He added that dairy farmers should not panic, but keep an eye on their animals. He said if any symptom of the disease was witnessed, the issue should be reported to the veterinary department. Drone sighted near International Border Amritsar, August 8 Personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) noticed the movements of drones near the Rajatal border outpost here on intervening night of Sunday and Monday. Though the BSF personnel fired at the drone, it returned to Pakistan following firing. It was suspected that it might have dropped some narcotics or arms and ammunition. The BSF along with the Punjab Police today carried out search operations in the border villages near the Rajatal border outpost. However, nothing suspicious was found during the search operations. — TNS It was an amputation, not Partition, says poet Behal Neha Saini RECITES HIS POEM My father was 17 when he had to leave his home in Gujjaranwala and reach at a refugee camp in Amritsar overnight. The poem ‘Main Gujjaranwala Chodh Aaya’is a dedication to all those who were uprooted and never returned home. Prof Sarbjot Singh Behal Tribune News Service Panelists Hartosh Bal, Ravi Singh and Valay Singh at August festival in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Tracing journey of 75 yrs as a nation at August fest Amritsar, August 8 The Majha House, in collaboration with the Prabha Khaitan Foundation, organised a twoday August festival. Under it, a series of literary activities coinciding with the 75th Independence Day were hosted. The festival featured a session at Punjab Natshala titled “Nation at 75 — An afternoon of dialogue, poetry and remembrance of 75-year journey of the country through the lens of its citizens”. The session began with an emotional rendition by noted poet Prof SS Behal’s classic, “Main Gujjaranwala Chodh Aaya”, an account of his father’s journey of leaving behind his home Continued on Page 2 ❝ Amritsar, August 8 “While we celebrate 75 years of freedom and Independence as a nation, it’s our duty to remember the pain and suffering of those who lost everything at the cost of that “azadi”. That’s our intangible heritage too,” said Prof Sarbjot Singh Behal, an eminent poet. His poem “Main Gujjaranwala Chodh Aaya”, now and its painful a considered claspangs go hand sic, gives an in hand. “My account of his father was 17 father Avtar when he had to Singh’s painful leave his home journey to cross in Gujjaranwala PA N R T I T I O and reach at a the border during the mass exodus of 1947. refugee camp in AmritBehal opened another recital sar overnight. The poem is of his poem by stressing on dedicated to all those who were how the celebration of “azadi” uprooted and never returned c m y b home,” he shared. Avtar Singh is now 92 and is suffering from dementia, but Prof Behal said the only thing he still remembers is his home at the Abadi Mohamad Baksh, Gali No. 2 (sixth house on the left). “My father had to rebuild his life in Amritsar. He worked as an employee in the Railways. Continued on Page 2 OTHER MERITORIOUS STUDENTS Amritsar, August 8 The result of Joint Entrance Examination Mains 2022 (JEE Mains 2022) Session 2 were declared today. Hardik Sharma has emerged as the city topper by getting 99.96 percentile with all-India rank (AIR) 409. Around 10.26 lakh students from across the country had appeared in the exam. Hardik has scored perfect 100 percentile in Physics. He is a National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) scholar and has already topped the city in KVPY-SX (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) and JEE Mains (Session 1). A student of Bhavan’s SL School, Hardik is an IITBombay aspirant and wants to become a computer science engineer. His areas of Apart from Hardik Sharma, Gaurang Gupta from Spring Dale School bagged the second position with 99.93 percentile and AIR 631. Anmoldeep Singh Dhillon secured 99.93 percentile, with AIR 640, Nipun Nohria secured 99.91 percentile with AIR 882 and Shivansh Mangal secured 99.90 percentile with AIR 992. interest are web page development, mathematics, coding and cybercrime tracking. His father Balwinder Kumar is a government schoolteacher and mother Dr Saroj Bala is working as an Assistant Professor in Batala SR Bawa College. Apart from Hardik, Gaurang Gupta from Spring Dale School bagged the second position with 99.93 percentile and AIR 631. Anmoldeep Singh Dhillon secured 99.93 percentile, with AIR 640, Nipun Nohria secured 99.91 percentile with AIR 882 and Shivansh Mangal secured 99.90 percentile with AIR 992. “All students have scored in a similar fashion. A total of 11 students scored over 98 percentile. As many as 16 scored more than 97 percentile and 30 students scored above 90 percentile and 32 students qualified for JEE Advanced. We are glad that they could manage to qualify for JEE Advance which will be held in November later this year,” said Yogesh, from FITJEE. Migrant injured in snatching bid Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 8 An alleged snatcher was arrested while a man was injured in a robbery bid in the Majitha area here yesterday. His two unidentified accomplices, however, managed to escape from the spot. The injured identified as Mehbool was admitted to a hospital and the accused was identified as Jobanjit Singh of Naagkalan village. A case was registered following a complaint by Harbhajan Singh of Aman Avenue located on the Majitha road. He was an eyewitness to the incident. He One of three accused caught by passersby, two escape from spot works as a security superviser in the Qwality factory on the Majitha road here. He told the police that after finishing their shift, Mehbool, who originally hailed from Lucknow along with Abdal Ranjit of West Bangal, was returning to their quarters located on the backside of the factory. He said when they left the factory premises, three motorcycle-borne persons intercepted them and tried to snatch Mehbool’s mobile. He resisted their attempt and entered into a scuffle. One of the accused took out a sharp blade used for shaving by barbers and attacked him leaving him injured. Meanwhile, people gathered near the spot and nabbed one of the accused, Jobanjit Singh, from the spot. His accomplices escaped from the scene. Investigating Officer Palwinder Singh, ASI, said a case under Sections 379-B (2), 511 and 34 of the IPC was registered in this regard and investigations were on to identify his accomplices and arrest them.
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