13082022-ATR-01.qxd 8/13/2022 12:03 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE FIVE BOOKED FOR KILLING MAN IN SARANGRA VILLAGE A youth, identified as Sandeep Singh (30), was shot dead by five persons over a dispute at Sarangra village. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF INMATES ASSAULT JAIL OFFICIAL PAGE 2 ACTOR RAUTELA, RISHABH PANT INDULGE IN SOCIAL MEDIA SPAT PAGE 3 On Urvashi Rautela’s claim that he ‘waited for her’, Rishabh Pant replied on social media “mera peecha choro behen”. MAX 35°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7:16 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:54 AM LSD: 25 head of cattle die in Fatahpur Charanjit Singh Teja TWO BOOKED FOR MURDER ATTEMPT Amritsar: The police booked Lovely Aulakh of Uggar Aulakh village and Amandeep Singh of the Mall Mandi area for allegedly attempting murder following a complaint of Harshveen Singh. The complainant alleged that the accused took 700-gm gold from him and did not return. They allegedly threatened him to kill and opened around five gun shots at him. He narrowly escaped the incident. The police have registered a case under Sections 307, 506 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against them. No arrest has been made so far. TNS THREE NABBED WITH HEROIN Amritsar: The police arrested three persons for allegedly possessing heroin. They were identified as Tejwinder Singh of Dhariwal Gurdaspur, Charanjit Singh of Ram Tirath Road, Mangal of Kallewal village and Kishan of Sanjay Gandhi Colony. The police recovered 150gm heroin from Tejwinder and 60-gm contraband from Charanjit and Mangal. Similarly, Kishan was held with 12-gm heroin. The police registered three separate cases under the NDPS Act. TNS Amritsar, August 12 Over 25 head of cattle died due to lumpy skin disease (LSD) in the Fatahpur Dairy Complex during the last 24 hours. The complex is one of the highly infected areas in the city. As the butchers, who remove skin of dead animals, denied to lift the carcasses of animals that died of the disease, a number of carcasses have been lying abandoned at the complex. The veterinary wing of the Municipal Corporation buried the carcasses at the MC’s dumping ground at Jhabal Road to curb further infection. Dr Darshan Kashyap, MC veterinary wing incharge, said lumpy skin disease was reported in a few cows around a week ago and the dairy owners didn’t follow the instructions of the Animal Husbandry Department. “The disease is spreading due to vectors — flies and mosquitoes. The carcasses are not buried in time. We got information 12,000 COWS VACCINATED SO FAR The Animal Husbandry Department found 4,000 infected cows in the district. As per the official data, only 50 cows have died due to lumpy skin disease. The mortality rate of the disease is only 1 per cent and recovery rate is above 95 per cent. The infection has been reported only in cows and not buffaloes. Amritsar district received 17,000 doses of vaccination and 12,000 cows have been vaccinated so far. << Staff of the veterinary wing of the MC treat an infected cow in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO about the outbreak of the disease and buried all dead cows. Now, the situation is under control,” he said. Dr Navraj Singh, Deputy Director of the Animal Husbandry Department, said there were around 10,000 cows at the Fatahpur Dairy Complex. “Not every death is related to lumpy skin disease as two-three cows used to die every day before the outbreak of the disease. Still, there are some cases of infection at the complex. We have deployed a special team for the treatment of infected cows and they are monitoring the situation 24x7,” said Dr Navraj. MC’s veterinary wing officials claimed that there was no causality of cows in the MC-operated gaushala at Naraingarh and Gaushala of Baba Boriwala Lohgarh Gate. PAGE 4 Prime Video has announced the digital premiere of Punjabi family drama, Bajre Da Sitta. Tribune News Service Amritsar: The Islamabad police booked three prisoners for allegedly assaulting a jail official identified as ASI Jaimal Singh. The accused also tore his uniform and interrupted him from discharging his duties. Those booked have been identified as Karan Singh of Ludhiana, Karandeep Singh of Dhingra Colony and Paramdeep Singh of the Mohkampura area. A case under Sections 186, 353 and 332 of the IPC and Section 52 of the Prisons Act was registered against them. TNS PUNJABI FAMILY DRAMA BAJRE DA SITTA NOW OUT ON OTT The veterinary wing of the MC is also keeping a check on stray cows and infected cows are being treated at cattle pond of the MC. “We have around 400 cows in the MC’s gaushala and there are 650 cows at Boriwala. We have vaccinated all animals. Not a single cow is infected with lumpy skin disease. There were around 50 cows infected at Boriwala Gaushala. We isolated them and started their treatment. Others have been vaccinated. Now, all these cows are safe and no causality has been reported,” said Dr Kashyap. The veterinary wing officials found eight stray cows infected. They were transported to the MC’s animal pond. These cattle are being treated and veterinary doctors claimed that all are safe. SATURDAY | 13 AUGUST 2022 | AMRITSAR HusbandryDept short of staff in Tarn Taran Gurbaxpuri Tarn Taran, August 12 Lumpy skin disease (LSD), a viral infection inflicting cattle, especially cows in the district, has become a cause for concern for small cattle owners. The disease has claimed the lives of many cattle so far. With the Animal Husbandry Department reeling under staff crunch, it has become difficult for officials to control the disease. Besides, the disposing of the dead infected cattle in an unprofessional manner could lead to rapid spread of the disease among other cattle. Dr RP Singh, Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry Department, said on Friday that 1,517 animals were affected by the infectious disease and 84 animals had lost their lives in the last one week. Tajinderpal Singh, leader of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, said the department had not even reached the grassroots level as 84 head of cattle die of LSD in one week in district the department was facing a shortage of staff. He alleged the real figure of cattle deaths and the infected ones was much more than that claimed by the department. He said there were 37 rural veterinary pharmacists working in rural institutions, hospitals and dispensaries. He said they were not cooperating with the department as they were on strike over not releasing their salary for the last five months. Twentysix posts of veterinary officer (doctors) against 65 sanctioned posts are lying vacant and 20 posts of vet inspectors out of 71 are still unoccupied in the department. Dairy farmer Balwinder Singh of Raspulpur, who lost one cow to the disease, said small farmers were dependent more on cow than buffalo for milk, but LSD affected mainly cows, causing a big financial loss to them. Explain delay in filing status report: ‘Mother was cooking food when all of HC directs Police Commissioner sudden we’re asked to leave Lahore’ PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 12 The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Amritsar Commissioner of Police to file an affidavit explaining the delay in filing a status report/reply and challan in a kidnapping case registered almost three years ago. The direction by Justice Deepak Sibal of the High Court came in a case where the state for the last over two-and-a half years did not CHALLAN ALSO NOT FILED IN KIDNAPPING CASE The direction came in a kidnapping case registered almost three years ago where the state did not file a status report/reply. Taking up the matter, Justice Sibal also took a note of the state counsel’s contention that the final investigation report or challan under Section 173 of the CrPC, too, had not been filed despite the fact that the FIR was registered on November 5, 2019. file a status report/reply. Taking up the matter, Justice Sibal also took a note of the state counsel’s contention that the final investigation report or challan under Section 173 of the CrPC, too, had not been filed despite the fact that the FIR was registered on November 5, 2019. The matter was brought to Justice Sibal’s notice after the petition was filed against the Woman abandons body of girl outside Golden Temple, held Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 12 In a shocking development, a woman was nabbed by the police who allegedly abandoned the body of a girl outside the Golden Temple. The accused has been identified as Mohinder Kaur, wife of Kulwinder Singh, a resident of Yamunanagar. The incident came to light this morning when the body of the girl, aged about 5-6 CCTV grab of the accused. years, was found on the entrance plaza of the Golden Temple by devotees who alerted SGPC authorities, which swung into action instantly. The woman’s movement and a sequence of the events — from the time she entered the entrance plaza of the Golden Temple till the time she remained in the shrine — were all captured on the CCTV cameras. She was seen gaining entry to the plaza with a big-sized suitcase and accompanied by a male child (age approximately 7-8 years) in the earlier shots. continued on page 2 state and other respondents through counsel SK Gupta for quashing the FIR under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC registered at Chheharta police station in Amritsar. Gupta, during the course of hearing, submitted the petitioner and the complainant’s daughter were residing happily as friends after she left her home following attempts to get her married forcibly. The complainant, subsequently, lodged a false FIR against the petitioner. CM opens 4 power substations in Baba Bakala Amritsar, August 12 Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann inaugurated four new electricity substations to mark Rakhar Punian to provide uninterrupted power supply to the residents of Baba Bakala here on Friday. These four powerhouses are connected to the 66 kV Liddhar, 66 kV Beas, 66 kV Butala and 66 kV Sathiala substations. The Chief Minister said the cost of this work was Rs 4.40 continued on page 2 Tribune News Service ❝Till around 15 days before the Amritsar, August 12 Partition, we were hopeful that Lahore The month of August still would be part of India, but it became haunts 94-year-old Ram clear that it would not. People asked Parkash Vinayak even after 75 years of the bloody Partithem to leave immediately. Around 60 tion that witnessed one of families, including our relatives from the largest migrations in Peshawar, had taken shelter in our human history. haveli in the hope that my father would somehow arrange “I still remember when a magistrate, Afzal Ghani their entry into India. Ram Parkash Vinayak Cheema, in Lahore used to provoke his community members to set afire the not. People asked them to along whatever she could. houses of other communities leave immediately,” he said. Before leaving, we freed our in order to push them out of He said around 60 families, animals so that they did not Lahore,” said nostalgic including their relatives die of hunger,” he said. Vinayak. Cheema later from Peshawar, had taken Vinayak said people became the first district shelter in their haveli in bribed the driver to make magistrate of Lahore, the hope that his several rounds to leave he said. father would them at the DAV College Vinayak said his somehow hostel. From there, they father Lala Durga arrange their somehow managed to cross Das Vinayak was entry into over to this side of border. a reader to magisIndia. Nevertheless, life was not trate and they had The situation easy here also. Vinayak PA N soon went out of said they were shifted to a a well-to-do family RTITIO in Pakki Thatti village. control there and refugee camp at Hindu ColHe was also in the real estate riots spread like a wildfire lege. He said they occupied business. Their haveli was and people were being a house vacated by a Muslocated just close to the resi- killed mercilessly. My lim family in Katra Bagdence of the then Lahore’s father requested Cheema to gian area. He said they district magistrate. There let them pass through to used to work in shops for was a well in their house, he India safely. Cheema then making ends meet. remembered. asked his driver to drop Vinyak later joined a gov“Till around 15 days them at the DAV College ernment job in the office of before the Partition, we hostel in Lahore. Deputy Commissioner, were hopeful that Lahore “My mother was cooking Amritsar, in 1963 and retired would be part of India, but food when all of sudden we as superintendent of the it became clear that it would were asked to leave. She took treasury office. ❞ Dr Grewal brought rich history of Punjab to mainstream PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 12 Eminent historian Prof Jagtar Singh Grewal brought the rich history of Punjab and Sikhs from margins to the mainstream while it was his research works which took Amritsar’s name to national and international levels, feels Dr Harish Sharma, a former professor and head of the Department of History, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU). He was also a student of Dr Grewal. Dr JS Grewal (95) died in Chandigarh on Thursday. He is known for his work on medieval and modern India and was honoured with the Padma Shri award in 2005 for his rich contribution to the literary world. Dr Grewal originally hailed from Ludhiana and did his PhD and DLitt from London. Later in 1971, he joined GNDU and became the founder head of its History Department. He became GNDU’s third Vice-Chancellor in 1981 following Dr Bishan Singh Samundri and Dr Karam Singh Gill. He was also the first and longest serving Academic Affairs Dean. He retired from GNDU in 1987 following which he joined the Indian Institute of Advanced GNDU mourns demise of its former VC his tenure as the Head of Department ❝Duringhe got every aspect of Punjab be it of History, political, cultural, social, social classes, economy, articles, peasantry or business community, history of various and city areas, deeply researched. The History Department was so vibrant at that time that it became one of the top departments in the country. ❞ Dr Harish Sharma, FORMER PROF & GNDU DEPT OF HISTORY HOD Study (IIAS) in Shimla as a fellow. He rose to become the Director and Chairman of the same institute. Dr Harish Sharma said while laying stress on Punjab, Dr Grewal brought its history from margins to the mainstream. There was no aspect of Punjab which was c m y b Prof Jagtar Singh Grewal not deeply researched by him in the department. “During his tenure as the Head of Department of History, he got every aspect of Punjab — be it political, cultural, social, social classes, economy, articles, peasantry or business community, history of various and city areas — deeply researched. The History Department was so vibrant at that time that it became one of the top departments in the country,” said Dr Sharma. It was him who took Amritsar’s name to national and international levels by his research works, said Dr Harish. He was a master of many languages — English, Urdu, Sanskrit and Persian. Remembering his association with Dr Grewal, he said he was a hard taskmaster and every student listened to him. He had a knack of convincing others with his arguments besides being an excellent teacher. “He used to guide the students, made many students like me who were raw and did not know how to do research in history,” he said. Meanwhile, GNDU mourned the demise of its former VC. Dr Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor, GNDU, in a statement said Dr Grewal was an institution builder and left a great legacy in the functioning of this university. He said: “He was a historian of international repute. His demise has left a big void in the academic world.” Dr Rajesh Kumar, Head of Department of History, said his books “Guru Nanak in History”, “The Sikhs of the Punjab”, “Master Tara Singh”, “Guru Gobind Singh”, “The Vaishnav Establishments”, on Batala, “The state and society in Medieval India” and “Religious movements and institutions of medieval India”, stand out among the most seminal publications in his name. It was his contribution to establish the importance of regional history in the larger perspective of national and international historiography.
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