14082022-ATR-01.qxd 8/14/2022 12:17 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE LSD: 13 MORE COWS DIE IN FATAHPUR, FARMERS WORRIED Over 20 cows reportedly died due to lumpy skin disease in the last 24 hours. Thirteen more cows died in Fatahpur. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF 690-GM HEROIN SEIZED NEAR IB Amritsar: Border Security Force personnel confiscated 690 gm of heroin concealed in three packets from different areas near Daoke village in the wee hours of Saturday. In a press note issued here on Saturday, BSF officials said while patrolling near the International Border, the BSF jawans found two packets filled with narcotics near Daoke border village. During search in the area, the BSF found another packet of contraband wrapped in black plastic polythene concealed in paddy fields near the Indo-Pak border. The three packets had a gross weight of approximately 690 gm, the BSF officials said. TNS 27-YR-OLD INJURED IN MISHAP DIES Tarn Taran: The man, injured in a road accident on the Tarn Taran-Jandiala Guru road near Mallia village on Thursday night, succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital in Amritsar on Friday. The victim has been identified as Bhajan Singh (27), a resident of Sohawa village. He had taken 10 acres land on contract to till in Malhia village. The victim along with his father Gurwinder Singh was going on the motorcycle to water his crops in Mallia village on his motor cycle. When they reached near Mallia, a speeding car coming from the opposite direction hit him. He was brought to an Amritsar private hospital in a serious condition where he succumbed to his injuries on Friday. The city police had registered a case under Sections 304-A, 279 and 427 of the Indian Penal Code against the driver of the unidentified car. The car had not been identified as yet, said the police. OC PAGE 2 MILLER RETURNS WITH THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING Filmmaker George Miller returns to cinemas after seven years with Three Thousand Years of Longing. MAX 34°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET SUNDAY 7:15 PM Tribune News Service SUNRISE MONDAY 5:55 AM Integrated command and control centre inaugurated Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 13 The command centre built under the Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) project of the Smart City Mission was inaugurated by Cabinet Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar here on Saturday. The project cost is Rs 91 crore. The centre has been constructed on the second floor of the MC office located at Ranjit Avenue. In it, two separate operator areas have been made for the police and the municipal corporation. Four services — surveillance, egovernance, public grievance and public addressing system — have gone live through the command centre. On the occasion, Nijjar said under the project, a total of 1,114 cameras at more than 400 locations, 12 environmental monitoring sensors (seven air quality and five waste Local Bodies Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar inaugurates the Integrated Command and Control Centre at the MC office in Amritsar on Saturday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR water quality sensors), 10 variable messaging display boards, intelligent traffic management systems at 17 junctions would be installed throughout the city. The project would be completed by the end of this year and operation and maintenance of this system would also be done by the contractor for the next four years. On the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Harpreet Singh Sudan said after the ICCC project, the entire city could be monitored from this command centre. Besides managing traffic and taking immediate action in case of any kind of crime or emergency on roads, the centre would monitor the city 24 hours, which will help increase security. On the occasion, MLA Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, MLA Dr Jasvir Singh, Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu, MC Commissioner Davidar Singh, ACP Dr Simrat Kaur and Joint Commissioner Hardeep Singh were present. Girl’s body handed over to father Last date for photography contest extended Her brother claims in video that she was strangled to death Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 13 The last date for sending entries for the “Cities of tomorrow” photography competition, being organised under the CITIIS programme, has now been extended from August 15 to 26. The photos sent under the contest should reflect the theme related to sustainable mobility. It will be known that Amritsar is also among the 12 cities selected under the CITIIS programme run by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, French Development Agency (AFD), European Union and National Institute of Urban Affairs. Continued on Page 2 Amritsar, August 13 A day after a minor girl was found dead in the Golden Temple complex, the police today handed over the body of the girl identified as Divjot Kaur (5) to her family. Her mother, the prime suspect, identified Mahinder Kaur was held by the Rajpura police yesterday evening. She was handed over to the Yamunanagar police where a case of illegal detention of the two children was registered against her. The case was registered following a complaint filed by her husband Kulwinder Singh. Inderjit Singh, SHO of the Galliara police station, said the The girl’s father Kulwinder Singh at the Civil Hospital. TRIBUNE Recognises the haveli, where his family had taken refuge to escape communal frenzy, on social media Amritsar, August 13 Even as his long cherished dream of revisiting his birthplace at Khangarh in Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan remained unrealised, 81year-old NS Gabarhia, a retired station master, immediately recognises the haveli, where his family had taken refuge to escape mobs. Born on September 16 in 1941 at Khangarh, a Mohammedan princely state, he fondly remembers six years of his childhood spent in the dusty town. His father Dr Manmohan Singh, who was a passout of Government Medical Col- 81-year-old NS Gabarhia in Amritsar on Saturday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR lege, Amritsar, in 1937, was a family physihaveli of besides uncle Charan Singh, cian of Nawabzada Nawabzada for a long time,” he said. Nasrullah Khan, the Nasrullah Keen to visit his birthplace, then ruler of the Khan last year. he requested Prime Minister princely state. He “I immediate- Narendra Modi to give liberal was extremely haply recognised visas to aged from both sides PA N the haveli where I to re-visit their ancestral py to see the haveli, RTITIO where his family had takhad stayed along places to mark 75 years of en refuge during the Parti- with my parents, father Dr Indian Independence. tion on social media. The Manmohan Singh, mother Gabarhia recalled that occasion was to open a muse- Jeet Kaur, siblings Narinder Nawabzada had taken his um in a part of the ancestral Kaur and Surinder Kaur, entire family and of com- PHOTO Haryana Police take custody of mother, who had left the minor girl’s body in Golden Temple complex police initiated inquest proceedings under the CrPC after finding the body of the girl in the Golden temple complex. Her body was kept in the mortuary for identification. pounder Madan Lal into the haveli after communal riots broke out preceding the Partition. He said once Nawab had even opened fire on rioters after they tried to force their entry into his haveli. “We lived in that haveli for well over six months. Then under the vigil of Gorkha troops, we boarded the train to reach the Chheharta railway station on the outskirts of Amritsar,” he remembers. He said he always wanted to visit his birthplace. Once he tried to visit the town when he was employed with the Railways, but dropped the idea after he was asked to answer 21 questions. In 2019 as a part of the Sikh Jatha he visited historic gurdwaras in Pakistan, but was not allowed to visit Khangarh. Keeping a track on the development of Khangarh’s Nawab family, he said Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan died on September 27, 2003. Following in the footsteps of their father, his both sons Nawabzada Mansur Ahmad Khan and Nawabzada Iftikar Ahmad Khan became politicians. c m y b GURMEET AND AARUSHI NISHANK STAR IN JUBIN’S TERI GALLIYON SE PAGE 4 Celebrating Independence Day, T-Series has announced a new song Teri Galliyon Se, which is all about love and patriotism. 1,114 cameras to keep eye on city 24X7 in five months: Nijjar Retd station master’s desire to revisit his birthplace in Pak remains unrealised Neeraj Bagga PAGE 3 “After the girl’s father Kulwinder Singh identified the victim, her body was handed over to him after the autopsy. Her mother, who was brought Continued on Page 2 Hardeep Singh back as MC Joint Commissioner Amritsar, August 13 A month after his transfer from the city, Hardeep Singh rejoined as the Joint Commissioner of the Amritsar Municipal Corporation. He was transferred as the SDM of Kapurthala and Bholath on July 10. In the recent transfer orders in which 11 IAS and 24 PCS officers were transferred by the Punjab Government, Hardeep Singh also returned to his previous post. He had efficiently worked on the MC’s complaint redress system and ended long pending msewa portal and online complaints. Work on the delimitation of wards was also affected with his transfer. He joined the office today and conducted meetings with officials of various departments in view of the Independence Day celebrations. Besides, Jalandhar MC Commissioner Davinder Singh has been given the additional charge of Amritsar MC Commissioner as city incumbent Kumar Saurabh Raj has gone to take departmental training. He will return on August 25. The MC has cancelled the Thursday public meetings till Kumar returns. — TNS SUNDAY | 14 AUGUST 2022 | AMRITSAR Historic Kaleawala Khoo to be developed as heritage site Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 13 The historic Kaleawala Khoo would be developed as a heritage site. This was stated by Cabinet Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar after paying homage to the Indian soldiers presumably killed in the 1857 mutiny at Ajnala here on Saturday. The Cabinet Minister said the well from which the remains of the Indian soldiers were excavated would be developed as a heritage age and the area surrounding it would be beautified. Nijjar earlier paid obeisance at the gurdwara constructed at the site and stated that the passage leading the place would BEFITTING TRIBUTE Constructing a befitting memorial of the soldiers who died while fighting for the freedom of the country is the moral duty of the present generation. ❝ Inderbir Singh Nijjar, CABINET MINISTER be widened and beautified. The remains of human bodies were recovered from the well in 2014 after local residents had made a discovery. Later it was stated that the remains belonged to Indian soldiers who were killed by British troops during the 1857 mutiny and the bodies were thrown Juvenile among 2 held with illegal weapons PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 13 The counter intelligence wing has arrested two persons, including a minor boy, for allegedly possessing illegal weapons procured from Madhya Pradesh. It confiscated four pistols, six magazines and 20 live cartridges from their custody. The accused was identified as Jai Sharma of the Prem Nagar locality in the Guru Nanak Pura area and a 16-year-old boy of Hargobindpura. The police have registered a case under Section 25 of the Arms Act and Section 120-B of the IPC against four persons, besides their unidentified accomplices in this connec- tion. Besides the duo, the police also booked Aditya Partap alias Kaka and Deepak Partap alias Bholu in the case. According to sources, the police got a tip-off that Aditya Partap of the Sher Shah Suri road had close links with gangsters based in MP Uttar , Pradesh and Delhi. The informer said the accused used to procure weapons from them and used to further supply the same to gangsters in Punjab, Haryana and Jammu. He said the gang had got a consignment of weapons from MP and they were coming towards Vallah to carry out some crime. Police sources said following this, a checkpoint was installed and Jai Sharma and a minor boy were held. into the well to dispose them of. As per members of the gurdwara committee, which is constructed at the place, around 90 skulls, 170 jaws, 26 skeletons, 5,000 teeth, besides 70 Rupee 1 coins of East India Company, two British medals, gold beads, three gold amulets, four rings, four bangles, a few bullets and a few other items were excavated from the site. Nijjar said constructing a befitting memorial of the soldiers who died while fighting for the freedom of the country was the moral duty of the present generation. He asked the residents to make their children aware of the great sacrifices made countrymen during the freedom struggle. National Lok Adalat organised Amritsar, August 13 The National Lok Adalat to resolve cases amicably under the alternative dispute redressal programme was organised here on Saturday. The Benches for hearing the cases were set up at district courts and sub-divisional courts in Ajnala and Baba Bakala. The District Legal Services Authority officials said lok adalats were a way of resolving litigation with speed and in an economical way. Meanwhile in Tarn Taran, 969 cases were settled during the National Lok Adalat in the district on Saturday. Priya Sood, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairperson of District Legal Services Authority said nine Benches were headed by a judicial officer in the district. — TNS & OC
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