01092022-ATR-01.qxd 9/1/2022 12:23 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE TOURISM SITES IN HOLY CITY LYING CLOSED FOR WANT OF STAFF Despite spending crores on restoration of projects, many of the sites in the city are lying closed for want of adequate staff. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF MOBILES SEIZED FROM 3 INMATES Amritsar: The city police have booked three inmates of the Central Jail here after mobile phones were recovered from them by the jail staff during an inspection. The accused have been identified as Karan Kumar of East Mohan Nagar, Vishal Sharma of Kot Budha in Tarn Taran and Suresh Kumar of Jagdev Khurd. The police have registered three separate cases under Sections 42 and 52-A of the Prisons Act at the Islamabad police station. Assistant Jail Superintendent Prabhdial Singh said two of the tree phones were without a SIM card. He added that inspection at jail was conducted frequently to check for contraband and other proscribed items. TNS JOB PLACEMENT CAMP ORGANISED Amritsar: Five companies shortlisted as many as 66 candidates during a daylong job placement camp organised at the District Employment and Business Bureau. At least 147 candidates participated in the camp, out of which 66 were shortlisted. Vikramjit, Deputy Director, Employment and Business Bureau, stated that such employment camps would be held on a weekly basis in future. TNS Amritsar, August 31 The Dal Khalsa has implored the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandak Committee (SGPC) to stop the policy of appeasement of the Central Government and toughen its stand for release of “bandi singhs” from the jails. The organisation stated that the SGPC should announce “jail bharo” on the issue to exert pressure on the Centre. In a press conference held here on Wednesday, Dal Khalsa leaders Kanwarpal SAMANTHA SPORTS BRUISES IN THE FIRST LOOK OF YASHODA PAGE 3 SUNSET THURSDAY 6:55 PM PAGE 4 Nidhhi Tapadiaa, known for Jatta Koka, says, “It doesn’t get easier, you get stronger. The goal is to be healthy, not skinny.” SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:06 AM THURSDAY | 1 SEPTEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR Smart road fails to impress residents Pvtcollegeprofalleges delay in reinstatement REASON Missing covers of sewers on the stretch pose risk to commuters Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 31 The road, laid around the wall of the holy city, was touted as the smart one, but commuters and residents do not find it smart enough. Reason: Several infrastructure shortcomings like missing covers of sewerage pose a risk to commuters. The 7.4-km orbital road was declared to be a smart road in the city. The road has many open sewerage chambers and several other drawbacks. Besides, garbage lifting is tardy. Even construction material is strewn over the stretch at many points. A ride on the stretch lays bare the fact that heaps of garbage are placed on pavements at several places and lids placed on a sewerage chamber are not strong enough as they can give in due to weight and at many places sewerage chambers are not covered. Jaspal, a shopkeeper, alleges that sewer covers are treacherous for humans and animals. Once, a stray bull fell into a sewerage chamber. Before the commencement of civil work on the stretch, it was called an ambitious task Singh, Paramjit Singh Mand and others said the SGPC should announce a strong action on September 2 when it has called a meeting of its members on the issue. Meanwhile, the Dal Khalsa has also announced to organise an event to pay tributes to Balwinder Singh Jatana and others on September 4. Kanwarpal Singh said the SGPC had earlier passed a resolution to install a portrait of Bhai Jatana at Sikh museum. He demanded from the SGPC to fulfill the promise on September 4. TRASH STREWN ON ROAD ■ The 7.4-km orbital road, declared a smart road, has many open sewer chambers ■ Besides, garbage lifting is tardy. Even construction material is strewn over the stretch ■ Heaps of garbage is seen on pavements and lids placed on sewer chambers are not strong enough as they can give in due to weight ■ The stretch, which has 12 historic gates, witnesses a high footfall of residents and tourists, who come to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple Missing lid of a sewer chamber on a pavement outside the Lohgarh gate in Amritsar. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR of laying the smart road. Naresh Kumar, another resident, said in the run-up to the elections, the construction of surface infrastructure was carried out at a fast pace, but in a haphazard manner. The stretch, which has 12 historic gates, witnesses a high footfall of local residents and tourists, who come to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple. So, the shopkeepers display their merchandise on the roadside to tempt people. This display consumes a lot of precious space. It is worth mentioning that then Cabinet Minister OP Soni had inaugurated the project under the Smart City Mission in September 2020. The project was to cost Rs 125 crore and was supposed to be completed in 28 months. However, it took off two years after its announcement. Rampant encroachments by shopkeepers are another major infrastructure lapse. A parking lot was to be Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated established to facilitate travellers and streamline traffic. All electricity wires and other cables were to be taken underground, eliminating the need to dig ditches to lay cable in the future. Besides, all electricity poles and transformers would also be removed and replaced with the new compact substations. Tarn Taran, August 31 A Himachal Pradesh resident impersonating as a senior officer of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) duping four residents of Goindwal Sahib of Rs 14.27 lakh by promising them employment in the State Bank of India (SBI). The accused has been iden- Devotees worship Lord Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturthi in Amritsar on Wednesday. VISHAL KUMAR Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Tribune News Service A medico administers anti-Covid vaccine to a woman. FILE PHOTO Civil Surgeon says vaccination has helped people build immunity, check infection severity The recent increase in the Covid infections in the district started in June when the district had reported 105 cases. The number of cases in July had increased to 660. Going by the recent trend in August, the spread of infection has started receding. The district reported 13 Covid positive cases on Garbage strewn on a pavement outside the Lohgarh gate. Wednesday with which the total count of cases from the district has increased to 60,847. The district has also reported recovery of 12 patients with which the total recovery count has also increased to 58,903. The district has reported a total of 1,846 deaths due to the disease till date. Gurdaspur, August 31 Dubai-based construction magnate Dr Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi has given 30,030 British pounds (Rs 76.87 lakh Pakistani rupees) for the welfare and rehabilitation of the flood victims in Pakistan. “My long-term friend and ex-Pakistani Punjab Governor Chaudhury Mohammad Sarwar runs ‘Sarwar Foundation’ in London. I had to route my donation through his foundation which primarily works for welfare in the areas of health and education. Be it India or Pakistan, we need to build human relations with our deeds. The two countries are divided by high fencing. In my opinion, when you have more than you need, build a longer table and not a higher fence,” shared Oberoi, while speaking to The Tribune from Dubai. He noted that since June 2022, floods have killed more than 1,100 persons in Pakistan. “This natural calamity was caused by heavier-thanusual monsoon rains and c m y b Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 31 Former assistant professor of economics Harminder Singh has alleged delay in the implementation of orders of reinstatement of his services by the BBK DAV College management. A former faculty member, Harminder claims that the college terminated his services as a teacher without any prior notice or a warning. Harminder had submitted a representation to the Director, Public Instructions (Colleges), Punjab, in this regard and also approached the Educational Tribunal of Punjab as well. The DPI had issued a letter instructing the college management to reinstate Harminder on August 12, but Harminder alleges that till date the college management has not implemented the orders. According to his representation to the DPI (College), Harminder had been working as an assistant professor in the college since 2018 on a contract basis. After serving a three-year probation period, he was relieved of his job on March 28 this year without any prior notice. He alleged his ACR was intentionally made unsatisfactory to justify his termination. ‘TERMINATED WITHOUT NOTICE, WARNING’ ■ A former faculty member at BBK DAV College, Harminder claims that the college terminated his services as a teacher without any prior notice or a warning ■ He submitted a representation to DPI (Colleges), Punjab, and approached the Educational Tribunal of Punjab. The DPI issued a letter instructing the college management to reinstate Harminder on August 12, but Harminder alleges that till date the college management has not implemented the orders In a hearing invited by the Secretary, Higher Education, in March, the matter could not be resolved. The college principal had refuted any foul play in the case and mentioned that Harminder’s contract had expired in July 2021. The principal also stated in her reply to the DPI that the matter was sub judice as Harminder had approached the educational tribunal. However, the DPI (Colleges) in its assessment of the case has issued orders to the college to reinstate Harminder. The principal of the college, Dr Pushpinder Walia, could not be contacted despite repeated phone calls as she, according to sources, was out of town. Fake RBI officer dupes four of ~14.27 lakh Dist reports 608 Covid positive Bizman Oberoi sends cases in Aug, only 1 hospitalised aid to Pak flood victims Amritsar, August 31 Even as the district reported 608 cases in August, the health officials believe that vaccination has helped people build immunity and checked the severity of the infection. To drive home the point, Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh said, “There were 98 active cases on Wednesday, but only one patient is admitted to hospital.” He added that the patient admitted to the hospital was without oxygen support. He said vaccination had surely helped people built immunity and they were able to fight the disease easily. “In most of the patients being reported these days, there is no need for hospitalisation,” he added. The health officials claimed that 20.88 lakh persons in the district have received the first dose of the vaccine and 17.99 lakh residents have received both doses. The officials stated that 86 per cent of the district’s population has been vaccinated. NIDHHI TAPADIAA REVEALS THE SECRET BEHIND TONED FIGURE Samantha Prabhu has shared a new poster of her movie Yashoda and announced the teaser release date. MAX 36°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 27°C Toughen stand for release of Sikh prisoners: Dal Khalsa to SGPC Tribune News Service PAGE 2 ADOPTS 1,001 FAMILIES ■ Dubai-based construction magnate Dr Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi has given 30,030 British pounds (~76.87 lakh Pakistani rupees) for the welfare and rehabilitation of the flood victims in Pakistan ■ Oberoi has adopted 1,001 floodravaged families for a month. Each family will cost around 30 pounds per month ■ Floods have killed more than 1,100 persons in Pak since June 2022 melting glaciers that followed a severe heat wave. All these factors are linked to climate change,” he suggested. Oberoi had been in touch with Sarwar since the onset of floods in June. “I told Sarwar that I would be adopting 1,001 flood-ravaged families for a month. He told me that each family would cost around 30 pounds per month. The total amount comes to 30,030 pounds a month,” said Oberoi. Earlier during the pandemic, when many Indians were stranded in the UAE, Oberoi had stepped in to facilitate their return to India. tified as Raj Verma alias Rakesh Rana of Nagni (HP). The issue came to light when a police complaint was lodged by Iqbal Singh, Amandeep Singh and Amrik Singh of Goindwal Sahib and Jarmanjit Singh of Khara village. They alleged that the accused, introducing himself as top officer of the RBI, promised them employment in the SBI four years ago. The accused took Rs 14.27 lakh from the four victims, but soon after he stopped answering their calls. The accused has booked under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC after an inquiry. He is absconding. — OC
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