06092022-ATR-01.qxd 9/6/2022 12:13 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN HELD, HELMETS GIFTED TO BIKERS A road safety campaign was organised by Dr Uppal Neuro Hospital in association with the traffic police here on Monday. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF FIVE CELL PHONES SEIZED FROM JAIL Amritsar: The Amritsar Central Jail authorities confiscated five mobile phones during surprise checking on the high-security jail premises here on Sunday. Out of five, three were recovered from prisoners, while two were found abandoned. Those booked for possessing cell phones included Jaspinder Singh, alias Gopi, of Lahorimal village, Harpal Singh of Nawan Pind and Gagandeep Singh of Begpur village in Tarn Taran. The police said two separate cases under Sections 42 and 52-A of the Prisons Act were registered against them and further investigations were on to ascertain how they managed to sneak in the prohibited material. TNS MINOR RAPED, YOUTH BOOKED Amritsar: The city police have booked Roshan, a resident of Masit Wali Gali on the Dhapai road, for allegedly raping a minor girl in the same locality. He is yet to be arrested. The victim’s father told the police that the accused lured his daughter for marriage and raped her. He alleged that the accused made her pregnant and later got the child aborted. The police have registered a case under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code against Roshan and raids are on to nab him. TNS PAGE 2 ACTRESS KANGANA RANAUT TAKES DIG AT MAHESH BHATT PAGE 3 Actor Kangana Ranaut recently made a shocking revelation about the life of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. MAX 35°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:48 PM SHOME SHARES EXPERIENCE OF TEACHING THEATRE TO INMATES PAGE 4 Actress Tillotama Shome, who acted in Delhi Crime, has previously taught theatre to prisoners in the US. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:09 AM TUESDAY | 6 SEPTEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR for 3 Farmers seek compensation No paygovt months, contractual staff at hospital halt lift ops for loss of animals due to LSD ❝ Tribune News Service Stage protest outside residences of Cabinet Ministers Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 5 Farmers under the banner of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha staged a protest outside the residences of the Cabinet Ministers from the district demanding fair compensation for loss of animals due to lumpy skin disease (LSD) on Monday. The protests were held outside the office of Panchayat Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal at Ajnala and outside the residences of Local Bodies Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar and Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO. The farm leaders stated that hundreds of cows of hybrid breeds have died due to the lumpy skin disease and the dairy farmers have suffered huge losses. The farmers also stated that the actual number of deaths of cows was much higher than what was being reported by the government officials. Addressing the protestors outside the residence of Dr Nijjar, farm leaders Rattan Singh Randhawa, Jatinder Singh Chinna and others demanded that an assessment of the losses incurred by the farmers should be done and they should be compensated fairly as the government had not been able to effectively contain the disease in time. The farmers stated that dairy farming was the main Farmers protest outside the residence of Cabinet Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar against the failure of the government to tackle lumpy skin disease in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR ❝ FIX MSP FOR MILK Amritsar, September 5 Contractual employees at Government Medical College here halted the operations of elevators (lifts) meant for patients and visitors and staged a protest alleging that they had not received their salaries for the past three months. The protest organised by the PWD Electrical Outsourcing Employees Union witnessed participation of a large section of the employees who complained that they have been working on contract basis for more than 10 years. Jaswinder Singh Jhander, president of the union, said, “With no salaries for the last three months, the employees are not being able to run their DIFFICULT TO PAY SCHOOL FEE OF CHILDREN With no salaries for the last three months, the employees are not being able to run their homes and pay school fees of their children. Outsourced employees are already being paid paltry amount for their services and non-disbursal of salaries for three months has forced them to choose the protest path. Jaswinder Singh Jhander, UNION PRESIDENT homes and pay school fees of their children.” He alleged that the outsourced employees were already being paid paltry amount for their services and non-disbursal of the salaries for the last three months has pushed them to choose the protest path. Another employee leader Harminder Singh said, “The only solution to the problem being faced by the employees is to regularise their services.” He said most of them were in service for more than 10 years and some of them have completed 14 years in service. The employees said, “We continue to work in hope that someday our services will be regularised and we will be paid salaries on par with others.” The employees’ leaders also announced to organise a state-level protest on September 13 at Dhuri. A hybrid cow costs over ~1 lakh. Many farmers have lost more than one animal. The farmers will not be able to recover from the loss unless the govt comes to their aid. The government should also fix minimum support price for milk. Cops stand guard outside the minister’s residence in Amritsar. subsidiary occupation of the agriculture sector and with agriculture already proving to be a loss-making venture, a large number of farmers had invested in dairy farming. Dr Satnam Singh Ajnala, who led the protest at Ajnala along with Dhanwant Singh Khatraekalan and others, stated, “A hybrid cow costs over Rs 1 lakh. Many farm- ers have lost more than one animal and some have even lost four or five cows.” He said the farmers would not be able to recover from the loss unless the government comes to their aid. The farmer leaders also demanded that in order to make dairy farming a profitable business, the government should also fix mini- Dr Satnam Singh Ajnala, A PROTESTER mum support price for milk. Another farmer leader Lakhbir Singh Nizampura said, “There is a huge gap in the price at which milk is procured from producers and at which it is sold to the consumers.” He said a check by the government was required to ensure that the farmers get a just price for the milk they produce at their dairy farms. Lift operators during a protest at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Armed assailants kill One held for illegal trade of wild animals Day after clash, ADGP 25 live tortoises, visits Gumtala church, scooter mechanic three wildlife pigs, 25-kg pork seized check nakas in city Amritsar, September 5 A man identified as Jaspal Singh (46) was allegedly killed by armed persons in the Guru Ram Das market on the Tarn Taran road late last evening. The incident took place when the victim, a scooter mechanic, was repairing a motorcycle at his shop. He died on the spot, while the accused identified as Shera, Happy, Gurjinder Guri and Rajbir fled from the scene. The police said a case under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC was registered against the accused. According to the police, Jaspal had taken the shop on rent in the Guru Ram Das market, while the accused used to live on the upper floor of the shop. The accused suspected that Jaspal harassed and stalked a woman of their family. They also quarreled with him over the issue four days ago. However, the victim’s family members said Jaspal used to object the accused from throwing garbage in front of his shop. — TNS Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, September 5 A team of the Harike Wildlife Sanctuary on Sunday arrested a person involved in hunting of wildlife animals to sell their meat in the market. Forest Range Officer (FRO) Kamaljit Singh said here on Monday that the accused, identified as Gora of Talwandi Nipala (Zira Tehsil), was The accused in custody of the Harike wildlife staff. PHOTO: GURBAXPURI sent to Patti sub-jail. The FRO said the team of the department during a raid at the residence of the accused seized 25 live tortoises, three wildlife pigs and approximately 25 kg meat of wildlife pigs. The FRO said the accused was involved in trading of meat of wildlife animals after cooking it. A case under Sections 9, 27, 31, 39, 40, 42, 44, 47, 48, 49, 50 and 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, has been registered. The challan against the accused was presented in the Patti court, which sent him to sub-jail in Patti. Events leading to Op Bluestar relived during discussion Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 5 Holding a discussion on the events leading to and after Operation Bluestar in 1984, Majha House invited bureaucrat-turned-author Ramesh Inder and senior journalist Barkha Dutt for its ongoing series on 75 years of Independence. Held at Punjab Naatshala, Preeti Gill, founder of Majha House, felicitated the guests and thanked them for accepting the invitation. The events that happened in the aftermath of the 1984 turmoil, the atmosphere before the fateful day and after Operation Bluestar have had a long-lasting impact on the socio-political atmosphere of Punjab. Ramesh Inder, who was the Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar when Operation Bluestar happened, had also served as the Chief Secretary, Punjab. He has written a tellall book on the entire series of events that happened during the time, titled “Turmoil in Punjab: Before and after Operation Bluestar, An Insider’s Account”. “The events were politically motivated, there is no doubt in that, but there were several other elements that added to the turmoil,” he opined. During the conversation, Ramesh Inder talked about how the military action in the Golden Temple was done without any special thinking and some alternate solution to resolve the situation was possible. He said this attack was reprehensible but the dignity of the holy place was first violated by the terrorists by taking arms. During the course of conversation, Barkha Dutt was asked about the role of Pak- Bureaucrat-turned-author Ramesh Inder in conversation with senior journalist Barkha Dutt on Operation Bluestar hosted by Majha House in Amritsar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO istan in all this, she said that the money, weapons and training were given to the militants by Pakistan. As the DC during the time, Ramesh Inder also discussed how he tried to exer- cise as much damage control in the aftermath of the military action. “I tried to get the shop owners, residents in the area surrounding Darbar Sahib to vacate the premises, but it was not c m y b successful, due to which many people lost their livelihood,” he said. He termed the attack worse than the one on Jallianwala Bagh. Talking about newspapers and journalists, he said due to their efforts people had a major chunk of news, that is why the exact death toll could not be assessed. Many journalists lost their lives while covering the incident. The second part of the programme was attended by Sarabjot Behl, Sandeep Singh, Rashmi Talwar, Narendra Sharma, Kulbir Singh and Rattijit from Preet Nagar. Sharing stories and eye-witness accounts of the time and heart-wrenching stories about the loss of lives and belongings gave an emotional ending to the entire session. Barkha Dutt also talked about her book “Humans of Covid”, which is based on her experiences collected on a road trip across the country, talking to people who were at the frontlines and understanding the plight of the masses as the raging pandemic claimed lots of lives. PK Jaiswar Tribune news Service Amritsar, September 5 A day after 12 persons, including cops, were injured in a clash between Nihangs and followers of Dera Radha Soami Satsang, Beas, and vandalising incident at a Tarn Taran church, Additional Director General of Police (law and order) Arpit Shukla today visited a church at Gumtala, besides checking the nakas at different parts of the city. He was accompanied by Police Commissioner Arun Pal Singh, DCP Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, Additional Deputy Commissioner P Singh Virk, ADCP Mehtab Singh and ACP Gurinder Pal Singh Nagra. He said some anti-national forces always wanted to create trouble in the sensitive border state of Punjab. He said the Punjab Police were ❝Anti-national forces always want to create trouble in the sensitive border state of Punjab. The Punjab Police are fully prepared to give a befitting reply to such elements. ❞ Arpit Shukla, ADGP (LAW AND ORDER) fully prepared to give a befitting reply to such elements. “Nobody will be allowed to deteriorate law and order in the state,” he said. He added that during recent incidents in the state, the Punjab Police have stepped up its activities to nail those who wanted to disturb peace in Punjab. “I cannot divulge the details, but Punjab Police are carrying out special operations in different parts of the state to stem anti-social elements daily,” he added. Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Arpit Shukla and other police officers check a naka in Amritsar on Monday.
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