09092022-ATR-01.qxd 9/9/2022 12:31 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE CRPF GROUP CENTRE CAMPUS HOME TO TREES, WINGED SPECIES PAGE 2 The campus of CRPF Group Centre is home to a variety of trees that provides an ideal ecosystem for birds to live. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF ROBBER HELD WITH ILLEGAL WEAPON Amritsar: The Jandiala police have arrested a man, identified as Ravikant of Jandiala Guru, for allegedly possessing 9-mm pistol along with two live bullets. According to the police, he was arrested from the Meharbanpura T-point when they intercepted him, finding him suspicious. During the search, the police seized a pistol with the mark of a USA-made auto pistol. He was produced in the court, and brought on police remand to ascertain the source of the weapon. The police said the accused had several cases of theft and robbery registered against him in the area of the Jandiala and Chatiwind police stations. TNS 1 ARRESTED WITH TRAMADOL PILLS Amritsar: The Kathunangal police have booked Shani of 88 Feet Road and recovered 3,300 sedative pills from his possession. SI Bina Rani said at a naka in Ajaibwali the police intercepted a scooter. On seeing the police team, he tried to flee the spot. During search, the police found tramadol tablets in his scooter. A case has been registered under the NDPS Act. TNS TWO BOOKED FOR FRAUD Amritsar: The city police have booked two Ludhiana residents for allegedly duping a local resident of Rs 10.77 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. Those booked have been identified as Gupreet Singh of Bhamina Kalan and Amandeep Singh of Gurpal Nagar, Ludhiana. Balkar Singh, the complainant, told the police that the accused had lured to send him abroad on a work permit. He said the accused neither sent him abroad nor returned he amount. TNS PLANT MORE TREES, SAYS HEALTH DEPT Amritsar: The district health department organised an event to mark the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies here on Thursday. Senior officials of the department exhorted the employees to plant more trees in their vicinity to achieve the target of clean air. Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh said, “Each one of us should stop burning of dry leaves, waste and crop residue so that the air is not polluted. We should also plant more trees at our homes and in localities.” 100% TAP WATER SUPPLY IN VILLAGE Tarn Taran: Khooh Raje Wala village has become the first village in the district to have 100 per cent tap water connections. Junior Engineer, Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Lucky Nagpal said on Thursday, “Eighty residential complexes have been given drinking water connections. These households will be given water supply round the clock. A water tank has been erected in the village for the purpose.” OC SPIC MACAY FOUNDER CYCLES FROM KASHMIR TO KANYAKUMARI MAX 35°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6:44 PM Anti-sabotage, SWAT teams comb premises IPanic grips city PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Police personnel stand outside DAV Public School in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR WILL TAKE STRICT ACTION AGAINST GUILTY Alarmed by the threat on social media, the school authorities immediately swung into action and informed the police, which took the necessary steps. Strict action will be taken against the students involved in the mischievous act. Dr Pallavi Sethi, PRINCIPAL, DAV PUBLIC SCHOOL ❝ ❞ taken against the students involved in the mischievous act so that it served a lesson for other children also. “After completing the combing operation around 1 am, the police found it was a hoax and informed the school authorities about it. Thereafter, we decided to open the school on September 8. Par- Chandigarh, September 8 Fulfilling the long-pending demand of a direct Volvo bus service from the border area to Chandigarh, Transport Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar on Thursday flagged off the AC Volvo bus from Patti to Chandigarh. Flagging off the bus from the Patti bus stand, the Cabinet Minister said the long- ‘MISCHIEVOUS ACT’ During preliminary probe, the police found out that it was a ‘mischievous act’ of four school students, who were identified and questioned. As the accused are juvenile, the police informed their family members and the school management. ents and children were informed accordingly,” she said. “The police investigations revealed that four students of Class IX had created the social media post that led to panic in the city. The managements of different schools and parents got concerned and were talking about the hoax threat,” said Police Com- missioner Arun Pal Singh. The police did not take any legal action against them as it would have affect their education. Earlier, former IG and MLA Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh also reached the school complex in the night and interacted with the school authorities, besides speaking to police officials. NEET: City boy secures AIR 269 MC officials collect ~11.03 cr property tax to date Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 8 Japnoor Singh, a student of Senior Study II, emerged the city topper in the NEET 2022 exam, the results of which were declared on late Wednesday night. Japnoor scored 690 marks out of 720 and secured an AIR of 269. Gursehaz Singh bagged the second position in the city by scoring 685 marks followed by Asheen Kamboj who came third with 680 marks. Gursehaz secured an AIR of 390 and Asheen AIR 838. All three toppers are students of Wisdom Institute and want to become surgeons. Japnoor is also an NTSE scholar and KVP scholar. He wants to become a neurosurgeon. He also likes to play football. He wants to study medicine at GMCH, Chandigarh. Reet Brar, who secured 67I marks out of 720, bagged the fourth position. Besides, Diya Mittal from SGHPS, GT Road, scored 670 out of 720 marks. Diya said she wants to become a surgeon and clearing the exam was like dream come true for her. Eleven students of Shri Tribune News Service NEET topper Japnoor Singh being congratulated by his teachers in Amritsar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO ALL 3 AIM TO BECOME SURGEONS ■ Gursehaz Singh bagged the second position in the city by scoring 685 marks followed by Asheen Kamboj who came third with 680 marks. Gursehaz secured an AIR of 390 and Asheen AIR 838 ■ All three toppers want to become surgeons ■ Japnoor is also an NTSE and KVP scholar. He wants to become a neurosurgeon. He also likes to play football. He wants to study medicine at GMCH, Chandigarh Gursehaz Singh Asheen Kamboj pending demand of the people of the border belt had been fulfilled today. He said those previously in power never took any initiative to start the government Volvo bus service from Patti as they had vested interests. He said the bus would leave Patti at 4.30 am and reach Chandigarh at 10 am via Amritsar and Jalandhar. The return journey through the FRIDAY | 9 SEPTEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR School mgmt reaches out to cautious parents Daduwal meets injured Nihangs in hospital Neha Saini Amritsar, September 8 Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Baljit Singh Daduwal today visited the Nihangs who were injured following a clash between them and followers of the Dera Radha Soami sect at Beas over grazing of cattle on the latter’s premises on September 4. Daduwal visited them in the hospital here. Daduwal urged the Punjab Government to intervene and defuse the tension between the Nihang sect and Dera Beas to maintain a peaceful atmosphere. He said his purpose was to know about their well-being and the root cause behind the incident. He said he would meet the Dera Beas representatives too. Besides a cop, over 10 persons from both sides were injured in the clash. At present, no arrest has been made and the police have booked unidentified persons under Sections 307 (murder bid), 332 (assault to deter public servant from discharging his duty) and 336 (rash act endangering human life) of the IPC and the Arms Act. “This Nihang sect (Baba Pala Singh) has been taking care of stray cows for a long time, but never entered into any quarrel with Dera Beas followers. The Nihang Singhs told me that they had no dispute with Dera Beas. Under what circumstances did it happen was a matter of investigation. The Punjab Government should get it probed. Those responsible for the clash be taken into confidence so that such incidents do not take place again,” he said. — TNS Tribune News service Amritsar, September 8 The hoax bomb threat message for DAV School created panic among parents, who did not want to send their children to school for a few days. The school opened to thin attendance today as the police teams and school staff remained on their toes throughout the day to get to the facts. Meanwhile, the management reached out to the worried parents to assure them that all is well with the school. “The call definitely created ripples among the students and parents, but with the police intervention, we managed to comb through the school premises during the night. I personally reached out to parents and students, assuring them that there is nothing to be scared of and it was all a hoax. Of course, the initial reaction of parents was to not send children to school, but through the day, we talked to them and shared the details regarding the situation,” said Pallavi Sethi, Principal, DAV Public School. Even as the attendance remained around 30 per cent, Dr Pallavi said some students showed courage by attending the school. “I am thankful to the students and parents, who showed up in the school today. Everything is normal and a student’s safety is our outmost priority,” she added. The school management has set up a counselling team to talk to parents and The threat message on bomb explosion that was circulated on the social media. students, in case of any query or anxiety. Parents remain apprehensive Jyoti Kapoor, whose daughter is a student of Class XI at DAV Public School, said after she read the viral threat, her immediate reaction was to not let her daughter attend school for few days. “Of course, as a parent, one would not send their kid to school after reading something like that until all facts come to light. I will see how things go for a day or two,” she added. Similarly, Ankita, whose son is a student of Class VIII, is also cautious to send her son to school. “Although, my son’s classmates did attend the school today, I will wait for a few days.” Parents of students, who came to attend the school today, kept sitting in the waiting area on the school premises till the classes finished. Swindlers attempt to dupe Moga-based vlogger’s mother Charanjit Singh Teja Amritsar, September 8 The property tax wing of the Municipal Corporation collected property tax of Rs 38.11 lakh from 997 property owners here today. The property tax of Rs 11.03 crore has been collected so far in this financial year. The property owners are taking the benefit of 10 per cent rebate in property tax till September 30. The Municipal Corporation employees had collected around Rs 3 crore in the last a few days by visiting major commercial places in the city. The drive to seal the properties of tax defaulters will begin from October 1. Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 8 A Moga-based vlogger Kamalpreet Singh Peeta Brar, who boarded a Scoot flight for Singapore from Shri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport on September 4, alleged that his mother received a scam call in which an unidentified miscreant demanded money from her. Peeta, a resident of Ransih Khurd village of Moga, who runs a YouTube channel “Peeta Pro” travels to foreign countries for vlogging. Peeta claimed that on September 3, he had received a call from Singapore in which the caller had asked him to provide another mobile number of any family member, who they can contact in case of any emergency. “The caller was very professional and I failed to realise his intention. I provided my mother’s mobile number. On September 4, when my flight left for Singapore, my mother in Ransih village received a call from an unidentified person. The caller told her that her son and his wife were in police custody in Delhi as they have been nabbed for drug smuggling,” said Peeta. The caller asked for money to settle the dispute and disconnected the call. Meanwhile, Peeta Brar attached his tively, out of 720 marks. About 18,72,343 candidates from different states appeared for NEET at 3,570 centres across the country. The results were declared on September 8. same route from Chandigarh will begin at 5.40 pm. The bus will reach Patti around 10.30 pm. “The return time has been fixed at 5.40 pm so that people can easily avail the Volvo bus service after office hours. The one-way fare has been fixed at Rs 770,” he added. Training guns at people involved in the bus mafia, Bhullar said the cheap bus service from Punjab to the Delhi international airport had ruined the private bus mafia. The minister said all pro-people and welfare works could be materialised since the Mann government came to power in the state. He said the PRTC would add 219 new buses to its fleet soon, and the shortage of drivers and conductors would be overcome within the next few days. c m y b phone with in-flight WiFi and texted his mother on WhatsApp. The panicked mother narrated the whole story. “I am here for five days only. I will return and file a formal complaint. I have booked tickets, hotel and bought an insurance policy and provided my phone number to all these agencies. My personal details were leaked to swindlers by one of them,” said Peeta. Yogesh Kamra, convener of the FlyAmritsar Initiative, said, “It is a very serious matter and we are with the victims. Someone disclosed the personal data of passengers to fraudsters. We will file a complaint to the authorities concerned.” Ministerial staff seek release of DA arrears Tribune News Service Ram Ashram Public School also qualified the exam with top two being Kamakshi Wahi and Diya Mahajan from Shri Ram Ashram School, who scored 628 and 556, respec- PAGE 4 Athlete Dutee Chand is all set to compete in an intense dance battle as she joins dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:11 AM Hoax bomb threat to school; 4 students involved: Police Amritsar, September 8 Panic gripped the holy city after DAV Public School, Lawrence Road, got threats of firing and bomb explosion on the social media on Wednesday late evening, sending the police into a tizzy. Soon, the school turned into a fortress with anti-sabotage and SWAT teams and a huge posse of police personnel taking charge of the school premises. The entire school complex was combed by the police with the help of sniffer dogs late in the night, but nothing was found on the premises. The school, however, opened to a thin presence on Thursday owing to the scare created by the hoax. Meanwhile, during the preliminary probe, the police found out that it was a “mischievous act” of four school students, who were identified and being questioned. As the accused were juvenile, the police informed their family members and the school management in this regard. School Principal Dr Pallavi Sethi said alarmed by the social media message, the school authorities immediately swung into action and informed the police, which took the necessary steps. She said strict action would be ATHLETE DUTEE CHAND TO BE PART OF JHALAK DIKHHLA JAA SPIC MACAY founder Kiran Seth is on a cycle journey from Kashmir to Kanyakumari to support Indian art & craft. Patti-Chandigarh Volvo bus service inaugurated Tribune News Service PAGE 3 Amritsar, September 8 Ministerial staff from five districts held a protest rally outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office in support of their demands especially release of arrears of dearness allowance on Thursday. The rally was attended by employees of Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Pathankot, Kapurthala and Jalandhar districts. The employees’ leaders said the Aam Aadmi Party had made many promises to the employees before the elections, but seems to have forgotten all of these after forming the government in the state. Vasveer Singh Bhullar, state president of the Punjab State Ministerial Services Union, said while the Ministerial employees stage a protest rally in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO inflation was at all-time high, the government had failed to clear the dues of the dearness allowance. He added that the government should accept the rightful demands of the employees so that they could concen- trate on their jobs. The employees also demanded that the old age pension scheme, which was not available for employees recruited after January 2004, should be restarted. They added that the employees who have been given jobs on compassionate grounds should be exempted from type-test and instead a computer course could be introduced for them. The employees also submitted a detailed memorandum of their demands to Additional Deputy Commissioner Surinder Singh. Employees’ leaders Manjinder Singh Sidhu and Jagdish Thakur from Amritsar, Sukhwinder Singh Sandhu and Angrej Singh from Tarn Taran, Sawan Singh and Rajdeep Singh Randhawa from Gurdaspur, Gurnam Singh Saini and Vishalveer Singh from Pathankot, Sangat Ram and Mandeep Singh from Kapurthala and Amandeep Singh and Kirpal Singh from Jalandhar addressed the protesters.
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