18092022-ATR-01.qxd 9/18/2022 1:13 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE BEOPAR MANDAL SEEKS INTEREST SUBVENTION, CAPITAL SUBSIDY The PPBM seeks inclusion of special incentives on power tariff, interest subvention and capital subsidy. PARTLY CLOUDY SKY MAX 35°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 25°C Amritsar: The Amritsar rural police have nabbed a snatcher while his accomplice is still at large. They robbed a Jammu and Kashmir resident identified as Abdul Razzak of Rajouri. He is a truck driver and came to Daniyal village falling under Khalchian police station here for loading paddy. He said when he parked the truck near a godown, two unidentified persons came to him and clicked some pictures with him. Later, they hit him with a sharpedged weapon and snatched Rs 10,000. As they were trying to snatch his phone, some passersby reached there and the accused fled the spot. He was admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital for treatment. Through the pictures, the accused were identified as Malkeet Singh and Akash, both of Kaler Ghuman village. The police later nabbed Malkeet while raids are on to nab Akash. A case has been registered against them. TNS LINK VOTER CARD WITH AADHAAR Amritsar: As per the guidelines of the Election Commission of India, effective from August 1, all voter cards must be linked with Aadhaar card. Giving information in this regard, Amritsar Central Electoral Registration Officer and Additional Deputy Commissioner (Urban Development) Dr Amandeep Kaur said the BLOs of the constituency were going door-to-door and linking the Aadhaar cards to voter cards. “Necessary support should be given to these BLOs to complete the process,” said the official. She said the process was important to check fake or double vote. Dr Amandeep Kaur said the data, after linking voter card with Adhaar, would be securely updated on the website of the Election Commission of India. TNS SWACHHTA HI SEVA DRIVE LAUNCHED Amritsar: The Swachhta Hi Seva campaign was launched by Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), Amritsar, Ranbir Singh Mudhal on Friday. He said the drive would be conducted from September 15 to October 2. The main objective is to improve the standard of living of villagers by improving the level of cleanliness in the villages. Under the campaign, from September 15 to October 2, awareness would be spread for the cleanliness of village ponds, streets and gutters, waste management, waste water management and plastic management. TNS SUNSET SUNDAY 6:33 PM PAGE 4 Raveena has given her voice to the title track for Mansi Bagla’s next project Falling in Love Again. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:16 AM SUNDAY | 18 SEPTEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR Inspector booked for bungling 1,800-qtl wheat 3 BOOKED FOR RAPE, FRAUD J&K RESIDENT ROBBED OF ~10K SINGER RAVEENA MEHTA IS ALL SET FOR HER PLAYBACK DEBUT The web series will focus on the personal and professional lives of Malaika Arora and Amrita Arora. INBRIEF Amritsar: The Islamabad police have booked a youth, Pardeep Singh, and his parents, Surinder Singh and Rani, all residents of Joura Phatak, for allegedly raping a girl on the pretext of marriage. The victim, in her complaint to the police on Thursday, alleged that the accused took all her ornaments and the registry of her house. She alleged that they took a loan after mortgaging her ornaments and also took an LCD, refrigerator, scooter, gold jewellery, etc, from her house. The police have registered a case under Sections 376, 406, 420 and 120-B of the IPC against the three accused. No arrest has been made in the case so far. Further investigations are in progress. TNS PAGE 3 MALAIKA, AMRITA JOIN HANDS TO DO SERIES ARORA SISTERS Was to be distributed among weaker sections from January to March PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service The MC authorities seize single-use palstic items at a market in Katra Baghian in Amritsar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Five traders issued challan for violating ban on plastic items Amritsar, September 17 The Municipal Corporation’s Health Department raided a wholesale market of plastic in Katra Baghia and seized single-use plastic items in heavy quantity. Municipal Health Officer Dr Kiran Kumar and his team also issued challans to five shopkeepers in the market after recovering a large number of single-use plastic items. The seized plastic bags were put in five sacks and will be disposed of by the MC. Challans were issued to the violators on the spot. Dr Kumar said earlier, they had raided several shops of wholesale sellers of plastic items. “The goods of shop- keepers of this market were seized. We have warned all shopkeepers to not sell singleuse plastic items. Despite this, single-use plastic is still being sold in the market,” he said. The Municipal Health Officer said if single-use plastic items are found being used again in the next checking drive, legal action would be taken against these shopkeepers. Notably, though the state government had imposed a ban on single-use plastic items on July 1, it is not being implemented in market. Plastic carry bags can be easily found in shops and markets. The MC has been conducting raids and issuing challans but more strictness is needed to curb the use of plastic. — TNS Amritsar, September 17 The Amritsar rural police have booked a suspended inspector of the District Food and Civil Supply Department for allegedly bungling around 1,800 quintals of wheat meant for economically weaker sections of society under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana and the National Food Security Act. He was booked following a probe conducted by Assistant Food and Civil Supply Officer (AFSO) Mohanjit Singh. Nevertheless, another investigation was conducted by a four-member team of the Chief Vigilance Committee (CVC) of the department in the alleged misappropriation. The team has reportedly submitted its report to higher authorities for further necessary action. The FILE PHOTO FORECAST PAGE 2 PROBE BY ASST FOOD & CIVIL SUPPLY OFFICER ■ Inspector of the District Food and Civil Supply Department has been booked following a probe conducted by Assistant Food and Civil Supply Officer (AFSO) Mohanjit Singh. ■ Nevertheless, another investigation was conducted by a fourmember team of the Chief Vigilance Committee (CVC) of the department in the alleged misappropriation. ■ The team has reportedly submitted its report to higher authorities for further necessary action. The misappropriated wheat was to be distributed from January 2022 to March 2022 misappropriated wheat was to be distributed from January 2022 to March 2022. Now, the police have booked Heera Chohan, supervisor of the Gumtala Amritsar, September 17 Three-day polio immunisation drive by the Department of Health and Family Welfare will begin in the district on Sunday. Health Department officials stated that on the first day of the drive, polio booths would be set up at different places. On the remaining two days, the department would run a door-to-door immunisation drive for the children who could not be brought to the polio booths. Special booths would be set up in public places such as bus stand and railway station for passengers. Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh appealed to public to ensure that no child is left unimmunised. — TNS Tribune News Service NO DAMAGE TO HEALTHY TISSUE Dr Vibha Puri (3R) during the release of her book in Amritsar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Punam Suri, who is also president of the DAV College Management Committee, New Delhi. Dr Suri said until now, gamma radiation was being used for cancer prevention. “But Dr Vibha Chopra’s research proposes such a technique, which will clear the way for the treatment of cancer using the procedure simpli- fied,” said Dr Suri. Dr Vibha further mentioned that the proposed treatment would only kill the tumour cells, while no damage would be done to the healthy tissue. “We have synthesized carbon ion beam dosimetry. We are in the process of commercializing and testing phase. In Japan and other countries it is an MC collects ~16 lakh property tax in a day Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 17 Despite it being a holiday on Saturday, collection centres at the head office and zonal offices of the Amritsar Municipal Corporation remained open for tax collection here. The property tax wing of the MC collected Rs 16 lakh and around 600 property owners paid tax today. This financial year, a sum of Rs 13.56 crore has been collected as tax so far. There are still 13 days left to get a 10 per cent rebate and the MC is getting a good response from residents. In the last financial year, the MC had collected about Rs 10 crore in property tax to date. Meanwhile, as part of the written to higher authorities for holding a probe into alleged bungling. Following this, the department formed a four-member CVC, which visited Amritsar earlier this month. The team visited the godowns and also recorded the statements of the ration depot holders. An official wishing not be named said during the probe it was found that around 1,800 quintals of wheat was lifted from godowns for distribution and slips were issued after taking depot holders into confidence. However, it never reached the beneficiaries. Swapan Sharma, SSP , Amritsar rural police, said an investigation would be carried out by the police after the registration of a case in this connection. Efforts were on to nab Heera Chohan who went underground when the bungling came to light. 3-day polio drive begins today Khalsa School boxers shine at dist tourney City researcher proposes technique to aid cancer treatment Amritsar, September 17 Dr Vibha Chopra working in the department of physics, DAV College, Amritsar, has been working in the field of applied physics for the last one decade. The researcher has four international patents to her credit and was the recipient of the IndoAsian Research Excellence Award 2022 for her research work done in physics. Her most recent achievement comes in the form of a book as her research proposing the use of carbon ion beam therapy, in line with proton ion beam therapy in cancer treatment, is published in the book “Radiation Dosimetry Phosphors”. The book is a research journal compiled by different authors who are researchers. The book was released by Padma Shri educator Dr distribution centre of the department. A case under Sections 409 (Criminal breach of trust by public servant and 420 (Cheating) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the accused. In her complaint to the police, Sanyogita, District Food and Civil Supply Controller (DFSC), said through some sources she came to know that the wheat meant for poor families for distribution between January and March was being bungled. She said she asked Mohanjit Singh, AFSO, Verka, under whose jurisdiction the Gumtala distribution centre falls, to investigate the matter. He submitted his report on August 16 in which he reportedly found the accused guilty of pilferage of wheat. Besides directing the AFSO, the DFSC had also ~13.56CR COLLECTED THIS FISCAL SO FAR This financial year, a sum of ~13.56 crore has been collected as tax so far. There are still 13 days left to get a 10 per cent rebate and the MC is getting a good response from residents. In the last financial year, the MC had collected ~10 crore in property tax to date. campaign launched by the property tax department against the defaulters, a team in West Zone sealed a mill and a processing unit for not paying property tax for the last 10 years. Besides, when the team reached to seal properties of defaulters, traders paid tax on the spot to avoid the punishment. c m y b upcoming field of research in cancer treatment. But proton ion therapy has low scattering, so it’s focused on tumour cells only. It was introduced in India in 2019. The carbon ion therapy will be more focused, but commercialised material used in proton and carbon ion therapy are not easily available. So, we, as a team of researchers are Dr Vibha Chopra’s most recent achievement comes in the form of a book as her research proposing the use of carbon ion beam therapy, in line with proton ion beam therapy in cancer treatment, is published in the book “Radiation Dosimetry Phosphors”. The book is a research journal compiled by different authors who are researchers. Dr Vibha said the proposed treatment would only kill the tumour cells, while no damage would be done to the healthy tissue. focused on commercialised material for these therapies,” said Dr Vibha. Her main field of research includes medical dosimetry, environment dosimetry and accidental dosimetry. Dr Suri appreciated the efforts of Dr Vibha Chopra, who is among the author-editor of the book. Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 17 Boxers from a training centre, a nursery of aspiring boxers, run by coach Baljinder Singh at Khalsa School here have bagged medals in seven of the total eight categories in the district-level tournaments during the recently held Khedan Vatan Punjab Dean. The trainees from the center have emerged champions in under 14, U-17, U-21 and U40 boys categories and in U14, U-17 and U-21 in girls categories. “This has been made possible with the help of the hard work and dedication of the players,” said coach Baljinder Singh. Singh said boxing requires strength, stamina and strategy. “Hard work is the key to success. Each of the trainees has different needs and the task of a coach is to identify these needs and help the player,” he said. Singh said Khalsa School was becoming a hub of budding boxers and gives 25 per cent, 50 per cent and 100 per cent scholarships to district champions, state champions and national champions respectively. A budding boxer, Aasmeen Kaur, from Shaheed Darshan Coach Baljinder Singh with a budding boxer, Aasmeen Kaur. BAG MEDALS Boxers from the training centre run by coach Baljinder Singh at Khalsa School here have bagged medals in seven of the total eight categories in the district-level tournaments during the recently held Khedan Vatan Punjab Dean. Singh Pheruman School, who has won a gold medal under the tutelage of Baljinder Singh in under 17 category, said: “There is hardly any training centre for young boxers in the district except for the centre run by Baljinder Singh.” Aasmeen, who travels 60 km daily to attend the training, had also won medals in state championships earlier.
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