17092022-ATR-01.qxd 9/17/2022 12:10 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE INTERNATIONAL CRICKET STADIUM STILL A DISTANT DREAM IN CITY An RTI plea filed by a resident reveals that the admn has no plan to develop the stadium as per int’l standards. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF ROBBERS SNATCH CAR AT GUNPOINT Amritsar: Three unidentified armed persons snatched a car from a local resident, Reshamjit Singh, of Guru Amardass Avenue when he was going to Mahal village on Thursday. Though the police have registered a case, no breakthrough has been made in the case so far. Reshamjit told the police that he was going to his tailor at Mahal village in his car (PB-02-DJ5473) and when he reached near the village flyover, three unidentified persons stopped his car at gunpoint. They asked him to open the window. As he got scared, the accused pulled him out and two of them snatched his car and drove away in it. Their third accomplice escaped on a bike. The police have registered a case under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against the unidentified persons. Investigation is underway. TNS COUPLE ATTACKED, ROBBED OF PURSE Amritsar: Sukhdev Singh and his wife Daljit Kaur of Joura village in Tarn Taran were injured when two bike-borne persons assaulted them and snatched his purse three days ago. The incident occurred near the Jandiala Guru tile factory, but a complaint was lodged on Thursday. The victim, Sukhdev Singh, told the police that they were going from Jaura villge to Wazir Bhullar on a bike to attend the cremation of a relative. He said as they reached near the tile factory, two motorcycleborne persons came from the rear and hit his wife with a sharp-edged weapon (datar). He said one of the attackers with shorn hair was driving the bike and another was riding pillion, who attacked Daljit Kaur. He said one of them snatched his purse by tearing his pocket. While pulling the purse, the couple fell off the bike and sustained injuries. He said his purse contained Rs 7, 000, besides other documents. He said following the incident, they returned to their village and tried to identify the suspects on their own. On Thursday, they lodged a complaint and after a preliminary probe, cops booked two youths, identified as Vinod Kumar and Kishan Singh, both residents of Sheikhupura Mohalla in Jandiala Guru. TNS PANIC IN JANDIALA GURU AFTER FIRING Amritsar: Panic gripped Sheikhupura Mohalla in Jandiala after around eight persons fired indiscriminately outside the residence of a property dealer on Thursday night. The incident was captured on a CCTV camera and the police have launched investigation to identify the perpetrators. The complainant, Ranjit Singh, told the police that last intervening night at around 1.15am, he along with his family was present at home and he heard some sounds outside his house. He said when he woke up, he went to the roof to see who was firing. He saw several unidentified persons were firing in the air. He said they were using abusive language while threatening to kill him and his family. The police have registered a case under Sections 336, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC and Section 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act in this regard. TNS PAGE 2 NETIZENS SLAM THANK GOD FOR HURTING SENTIMENTS PAGE 3 TV STARS NIKKI TAMBOLI & CHAHATT KHANNA ON ED LIST Indra Kumar’s Thank God is facing legal hassles for its portrayal of Chitragupt played by Ajay Devgn. MAX 34°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:34 PM PAGE 4 TV actresses Nikki Tamboli and Chahatt Khanna have come on ED’s radar in a money laundering case. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:15 AM SATURDAY | 17 SEPTEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR Civic body poll: Delimitation 15 dengue cases in dist so far survey still incomplete in city Tribune News Service MC officials had claimed to complete process within 10 days ❝The untrained staff have been deputed on Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 16 The survey being conducted by the MC staff is still incomplete and reportedly contrary to the results of the census report of 2011. As the term of the incumbent Municipal Corporation (MC) team would end on January 25 next year, the election process should start at least four months prior to that. The Municipal Corporation (MC) started the process of delimitation of wards in mid-June this year, but it is still incomplete. However, it was not announced officially, but MC staff completed the survey a few days ago. As per the final report, the MC surveyed 8.13 lakh residents in the city, which is 3.18 lakh less than the census report of 2011. Similarly, the MC teams visited 165,006 houses to date, but the number of households in survey duty. They must have missed some streets and localities. The Local Bodies Dept should conduct the elections as per the previous delimitation of wards. Staff busy in marking blocks on city’s map at the MC office. ❞ Mahesh Khanna, SENIOR COUNCILLOR, MC Amritsar, September 16 Fifteen cases of dengue have been reported so far this year in the district. Civil Surgeon Charanjit Singh has said 780 suspected cases have been found since January this year. Out of them, 15 cases have been found positive. He said so far, 1,762 challans had been issued. According to the instructions of the Punjab Government, a challan of Rs 500 is also issued when dengue larvae are found somewhere. A meeting of the Dengue Task Force was held under the leadership of Additional Deputy Commissioner Surinder Singh with aim to prevent the spread of dengue in the district and eliminating mosquito larvae. The Additional Deputy Commissioner said every Friday should be observed as a dry day to avoid dengue and issue challans to those from whose premises dengue larvae were found. He instructed the officials of Health Department, the Municipal Corporation and other departments concerned that this time dengue should be prevented from spreading at all costs and fog- FRIDAY AS DRY DAY ■ So far, 1,762 challans had been issued. A challan of ~500 is also issued when dengue larvae are found somewhere. ■ The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Surinder Singh, said every Friday should be observed as a dry day to avoid dengue and issue challans to those from whose premises dengue larvae were found. ging increased in those areas which were affected last year. He said the responsibility of the department concerned would be fixed for this. Surinder Singh asked the Education Department to make students aware of the symptoms and prevention of dengue in schools. He said a record of previous years showed that dengue spreads more in the city than in the villages, so the Municipal Corporation has to make serious efforts. They should not let the water stagnate and where the water stagnates, fogging should be conducted time to time. The district malaria officer, Dr Madan Mohan, said, “Dengue mosquito breeds in clean water and the water that stands for seven days, the mosquito starts breeding there. Therefore, it is necessary that we keep cleaning our houses, shops, offices and other places, where rainwater can stand.” Apart from this, change water in coolers, pots or bottles kept for planting plants every week. He said that dengue mosquitoes are bigger than normal mosquitoes and have stripes on their body. It bites at dawn or dusk and stings sharply. It is usually found under curtains, photo frames, tables and chairs or other cool places. On this occasion, District Vaccination Officer Dr Kanwaljit Singh, Dr Raghav Gupta, Dr Madan Mohan, Dr Ishita, Dr Sumit, Amandeep Singh, District Media Mass Officer, Rajesh Sharma District Education Officer, Manjinder Singh District Program Officer, Rajiv Devgan, Principal, Medical College, Satish Kumar District Development and Panchayat Officer, Iqbal Singh DSP and senior medical officers of different blocks, police and Education Department officials were present. the city was 227,140 in 2011. The MC teams have not visited 62,134 houses yet. Besides, the number of scheduled caste (SC) population has also decreased. This questions the functioning of MC staff. Mahesh Khanna, senior councillor of the MC, said, “The untrained staff have been deputed on survey duty. It is a technical job to follow the map of blocks and wards. They must have missed some streets and localities. Now, there is not much time to rectify the errors. The Local Bodies Department should conduct the elections as per the previous delimitation of wards.” The MC had prepared a detailed map of the city and divided the area under the MC’s jurisdiction into 7,000 blocks. A total of 300 employees were deployed under 10 different sectors. Each sector is headed by senior officers. Initially, MC officials had claimed to complete the survey within 10 days, but even after three months, it is still incomplete. MC officials on survey duty stated that some professional firm should be hired for the survey. “The survey is still in progress. The final report would be released soon. Senior officials are working on it,” said a junior officer of the MC working on the delimitation survey. Despite repeated attempts, Joint Commissioner Hardeep Singh, who is heading the survey, could not be contacted. Youth dies of drug overdose, two held 21-yr-old student killed in accident Contractors, masons protest shortage of building materials in Tarn Taran dist Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 16 Majitha police arrested two persons after a youth died of drug overdose in Naagkalan village here on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Amarinder Singh (21), a resident of Ludhar Village in Majitha. Those arrested included Ravinder Singh (22) of Mohan Bhandaria village and Sukhpal Singh (29) of Wahipui in Khadoor Sahib in Tarn Taran district. Kewal Singh, father of the deceased, told the police that Amarinder used to work in a factory in Naagkalan village and was addicted to drugs. He said he was friends with Ravinder Singh and on Wednesday morning, Ravinder took him to the factory, but he did not return. He said yesterday they went to his factory and found that they had gone to the Sukhpal’s room in Majitha. He said when they arrived at Sukhpal’s room, they found the body of Amarinder with blood coming out of his nose. He alleged that the duo had given him drug overdose which led to his death. The police registered a case under Section 304 and 202 of the IPC. Investigating officer Jang Bahadur Singh said both the accused were drug addicts. Sukhpal used to live in a PG room in Navi Naagkalan village where they injected the drug. The duo had run away from the room and was arrested later. He said they were brought on one day police remand for further investigations. The police was trying to ascertain the source from where they procured the drugs. Tarn Taran, September 16 A woman was killed and her sister injured in a road accident that took place on the Sheron-Benwalipur link road when the moped they were riding was hit by a speeding tractor-trolley here on Friday. The victim has been identified as Sumanpreet Kaur (21) and the injured as Manpreet Kaur, who was discharged after being given first aid at Sheron Hospital. Budh Singh, a resident of Benwalipur, father of the girls, said his daughters were going to Sheron village. They were about to reach the bank when their moped was hit by the tractor trolley. Sumanpreet Kaur, who received head injuries, was killed on the spot. Manpreet Kaur was discharged after first aid from the private hospital. Both sisters were students of the local Seva Devi SD College. A case was registered. — TNS Tarn Taran, September 16 Hundreds of contractors, masons and labourers took out a march on vehicles in villages and presented a memorandum to Cabinet Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar regarding their issues here on Friday. They were protesting over the lack of a proper supply of building materials in the market. The minister, who was in Pandori Ran Singh village to preside over a school function, assured the protesters that the problem would be solved before October 1. After marching through the town, they reached Pandori Ran Singh village where they raised slogans against the state government and demanded to ensure an uninterrupted supply of building materials in the market. They also Cabinet Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar interacts with residents in Tarn Taran on Friday. GURBAXPURI demanded compensation to those who lost their jobs due to this problem. They told the minister that the scarcity of sand, gravel and other building materials had led to black marketing as a result of which the prices of these materials had gone up. The protesters said due to the skyrocketing prices of the building materials, medium- class people were unable to carry out construction activity, rendering construction workers jobless. They said most of them were unable to make both ends meet. — OC Commemorative coins, Urdu booklets released Deep pits found, illegal sand mining suspected in Ajnala events scheduled in Pakistan. Meanwhile, he also informed that on March 13, 2023, the 200-year martyrdom centenary of Akali Baba Phula Singh will also be celebrated according to Panthic traditions. Tribune News Service Amritsar September 16 Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Harjinder Singh Dhami released commemorative coins and religious booklets in Urdu dedicated to the upcoming centenary of Shaheedi Saka Sri Panja Sahib and Morcha Guru Ka Bagh. After the meeting of the Dharma Prachar Committee held at Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee office, Dhami said on October 30, the first centenary of the Saka Sri Panja Sahib is being observed according to the Khalsa traditions, for which preparations are on. Before this, the centenary celebrations of Morcha Guru Ka Bagh have been completed the last month. He said on the occasion of the centenary of Saka Sri Panja Sahib, events will be 117 volunteers selected SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami and others release the commemorative coin dedicated to Shaheedi Saka Sri Panja Sahib centenary and Morcha Guru Ka Bagh in Amritsar on Friday. held in India as well as in Pakistan, regarding which booklets pertaining to the event and Sikh history have been published in Urdu language. These booklets will be distributed to the sangat during the functions at Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib in Pakistan. About the commemorative coin, he said the picture of Gurdwara Guru Ka Bagh is engraved on one side of this copper coin and the image of Saka Sri Panja Sahib is on the other side. Dhami said the process of sending a delegation in advance to prepare for the c m y b The SGPC has selected 117 volunteer preachers in the border areas to connect the people with Sikh principles and rehat maryada. These preachers are educated from Sikh Missionary Colleges and Gurmati Vidyalayas run by Dharma Prachar Committee. Dhami said the matter of religious conversion was on the rise and the need was to identify it at the grassroots and society must be got aware of misguided propaganda. Our volunteers will reach out to the misguided people and bring them back to the Sikhism fold. PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 16 The Amritsar rural police have booked seven persons in five different cases of illegal mining in Ajnala subdivision. However, no arrests have been made till now. All suspects were booked following demarcation of the agricultural land where Mining Department officials found huge pits indicating illegal sand mining. Among those nominated in five FIRs included Sehraj Singh and his brother Sardool Singh, Sukhjinder Singh, Amar Singh, Rajwant Singh alias Tita, Khuddar Singh and his brother Sardara Singh. Yash Kakkar, junior engineer-cum-mining inspector, lodged a complaint with the Ajnala police regarding illegal sand mining in Raipur Kalan village. Following which a police team led by ASI Kewal Singh visited the spot and found a 15-ft deep ditch which was 220-ft long and over 82-ft wide. The police found marks of JCB tyres on the spot. During the demarcation, the land found to be belonged to Sehraj Singh and his brother Sardool Singh. In the village, another 12-ft deep pit with 82-ft breadth and 110-ft length was found. The police found high level illegal sand mining from the spot. The land belonged to Amar Singh. Similarly, following complaint by Mining inspector Sandeep Garg, the police found a 15-ft deep trench with 110-ft length and breadth from Saidogazi village. Here also, the police teams found fresh signs machinery involved in illegal sand mining at the spot. The land found to be in the name of Sukhjinder Singh. Another big pit of illegal sand mining was found in Sarangdev and Ballarwal village. In Sarangdev, a 15-ft deep pit with 137-ft breadth and 275-ft length was found while in Ballarwal village a huge crater of 18-ft depth and 154-ft breadth and 302-ft length was found. The lands belonged to Rajwant Singh and Khuddar Singh and Sardara Singh respectively. These pits indicate towards mass level illegal sand mining in the border belt.
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