26092022-ATR-01.qxd 9/25/2022 11:58 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE PUNISH BAN VIOLATORS, HOLD DRIVES TO RAISE AWARENESS PAGE 2 Residents say find alternatives, catch hold of manufacturers and ensure strict implementation of ban. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF ONE HELD WITH 500-GM CHARAS Amritsar: Division A police have arrested Dalip Mahante of Bihar for allegedly possessing 500 gm of charas. A case under Sections 20, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against him. He was currently residing in the Jora Phatak area. He was allegedly involved in selling drugs in different parts of the city. The police said he was produced in a court, which remanded him in police custody. TNS 1 HELD FOR ILLEGAL SALE OF CRACKERS Amritsar: In yet another seizure, Gate Hakima police have arrested Surinderpal Singh of Anngarh for indulging in illegal manufacturing and sale of firecrackers. The police have confiscated 4,450 firecrackers from his possession while a case under Section 9-B of the Explosive Act was registered against him. This is the fifth case in the recent past. Earlier, the police had arrested four persons on different occasions under the similar offence. TNS MAN ROBBED OF CASH, CELLPHONE Amritsar: A man was robbed of Rs 30,000 by three bikeborne persons near Meerankot area outside a school, where he had gone to deliver lunch box to his child. Amrit Khuranna, a resident of Orsis Colony near Meerankot on Ajnala road, said the incident had occurred six days ago, though a complaint was registered on Saturday. He said on September 19, when he came out of the school, three masked men armed with sharp weapons intercepted him. They snatched his mobile phone, purse containing Rs 30,000 cash and some important documents and sped away. A case has been registered. TNS MAN KILLS SELF, WOMAN HELD Amritsar: Kewal Singh (38), a resident of the Baba Deep Singh Colony, ended his life by hanging himself to the ceiling. The police have arrested Sharanjit Kaur on the charge of abetment to suicide, under Section 306 of the IPC. Kaur allegedly had an affair with the deceased. It has been alleged by the kin of the deceased that Kaur murdered him. The body has been sent for autopsy to ascertain the cause of his death. TNS FWICE EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER OSCAR SELECTION BY FFI PAGE 3 Members of the FWICE expressed their concern over the selection of India’s entry for Oscars 2023. MAX 30°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:22 PM Tribune News Service Labourers dry basmati at the Bhagtanwala grain market in Amritsar on Sunday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR di officials stated that the farmers are in a hurry to sow vegetable crops and as such many of them are bringing produce with more moisture content. The officials stated that a maximum of 88,846 MT of basmati has arrived at the Bhagtanwala grain market followed by 43,716 MT in Gehri Mandi near Jandiala. While the harvesting of early sown basmati had began around three weeks ago, the district mandi board is also making preparations for procurement of non basmati varieties as government procurement is scheduled to Langoor Mela begins today, over 5,000 children expected Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 25 All arrangements are in place for the Langoor Mela held during the Navratra, which commences from tomorrow. Lakshmi Kanta Chawla, president of Durgiana Committee, said over 200 volunteers will manage the devotees to the temple. She said about 5,000 children are expected to visit the mela this time. As per the tradition, holding staff children dressed in sparkling bright silver colour dress interspersed with red vertical lines and a conical cap visits the historic Bada Hanuman Temple once in a day during the Navratras. According to the temple priests, the tradition of Langoor mela began with a belief that those couples, who wish to have a boy, come to Bada Hanuman temple and pray. The ones whose wish get fulfilled then bring their children dressed as langoors to thank Lord Hanuman. Bada Hanuman Bada Hanuman Mandir decked up for the Langoor Mela at Durgiana Mandir Complex in Amritsar. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR temple is among the only three temples in the country where the idols of the Lord are in resting state. The other two temples are in Prayagraj and Hanuman Garhi. Legend has it that the temple was built at a place where Luv and Kush, sons of Lord Rama, had tied Lord Hanuman to the banyan tree, when he came to take them back to Ayodhya. Children, who dress up as langoors and their parents, have to follow a strict regime by following all rules that sworn celibates or Brahmcharis do during the Navratra period. They have to remain bare feet, sleep on the floor, consume satvik food, shun finery and paying obeisance at the temple every day. start from October 1. The mandi officials however stated that the non basmati varieties would not be ready for harvesting for next two weeks. “The harvesting of non-basmati varieties is expected to start during the second week of October,” said an official. DAMAGE TO ROAD Basement dug without approval of map: Officials Amritsar, September 25 The work of digging the basement and piling on the walls was going on for the last several days without getting the map approved on the Mall Road, which collapsed on Saturday. The Municipal Town Planning (MTP) Department of the MC did not take any action those carrying out this illegal construction. The builders of such a large project on the corner of the road leading from Green Avenue to the Mall Road applied for the approval of building plan on the Invest Punjab Portal of the government. The plan was not even approved by Invest Punjab. But the digging and construction continued here. Due to weak piling in the basement walls, the road was damaged. MTP wing officials claimed that the work was going on without the approval of the building plan and 15 days ago they had visited and stopped the construction work. Despite this, the builders continued with the work. —TNS PAGE 4 Rashmika, whose film Goodbye is due to release, grooved to her popular song Saami with Govinda. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:21 AM Basmati harvestpicks up pace, 1.57 lakh MT reaches mandis Amritsar, September 25 With the harvesting of basmati 1509 picking up pace in the district, a total of 1,57,241 metric tonne (MT) of produce has arrived in the grain markets in the district. With the basmati recording a maximum price of Rs 3,480 per quintal and a minimum price of Rs 2,675 per quintal, farmers said the profit from the crop was higher this year as compared to the previous year. Last year, the maximum price of the variety remained around Rs 2,900 per quintal. As the basmati varieties are not procured by the government procurement agencies, the prices are decided by private traders and exporters. The prices are decided on the factors as luster, breakage and moisture content in the grains. The produce with higher moisture content fetches a low price. The district man- RASHMIKA & GOVINDA DANCE TO HER POPULAR SONG SAAMI MONDAY | 26 SEPTEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR Three arrested for attempt to murder Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 25 The Gate Hakima police have arrested three youths on the charge of attempting murder and under the Arms Act after they fired at a youth, identified as Jashandeep Singh, a drug addict. The accused were known to the victim. Those arrested were identified as Jobanjit Singh of Chora Bazaar, Jugraj Singh, alias Raja, of Baba Darshan Singh Avenue and Rahul Ghagla of Sarchur village in Batala. Jashandeep Singh told the police that he got addicted to drugs after falling into bad company. He said Jobanjit Singh had opened a drug deaddiction centre on the Jhabal road. He said for the last five days he came to the centre to meet the accused who was staying at the centre. He said he stayed with them for a few days. On Saturday he told that he was going to his family. The accused started demanding money from him. They also thrashed him with sticks. He said he called his uncle Sandeep Singh who ❝ The police have recovered the weapon from their possession. A case under relevant sections of the IPC and Arms Act has been registered. ❞ Rajkumar, ASI said he was sending a man, Sukhbir Singh, a resident of Fatahpur area, to bring him. He said around 3pm when Sukhbir came, they also started quarrelling with him. He said they damaged his bike and also took out a revolver and fired at them. He said they ran away from the centre into the fields to save themselves. The accused also chased them and fired several shots. However, they managed to escape. ASI Rajkumar, in-charge, Anngarh police chowki, and investigating officer said the trio were arrested and the police recovered the weapon from their possession. He said a case under Sections 307, 323, 427 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered. Smugglers’ gang with links to Pak busted, 1 held Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, September 25 The Bhikhiwind police busted a gang involved in the smuggling of drugs and arms with cross border links on Saturday. Five of the suspects have been identified while other associates were yet to be identified. The police said the suspects had been identified as Harjinder Singh Thauri, Jora Singh, Gurlal Singh (all three residents of Wan Tara Singh), Balraj Singh alias Baldev Singh of Rajoke and Bikramjit Singh Gora resident of Kakkar manjh (Police Station Lopoke). The gang made use of internet services to establish connection with its Pakistanbased accomplices to smuggle drugs, arms and ammunition using drones. They had been supplying drugs and arms to the their contacts at different parts of the country. One of the accused had been arrested. A case under Sections 21, 29, 61, 85 NDPS Act and 25 (6) , 25 (7) of the Arms Act had been registered against the suspects. Tension grips dist village, MC collects admn swings into action ~32.11 lakh property tax Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 25 The district administration has deputed a receiver, besides imposing Section 145 of the Criminal Procedure Code at Kohali village to avoid any dispute that could lead to law and order problem after two groups came face to face at a gurdwara located in the village around a week ago. A dispute over taking the reins of the management committee of the shrine in their hands was stated to be the reason behind the incident. A video of the same had gone viral on social media today. Residents of the area had accused an AAP leader of creating problem while alleging that he was trying to occupy management of the gurdwara. They alleged that at his behest a group of men armed with swords entered the gurdwara complex, which was opposed by people leading to tension in the area. They said they would not allow this to SECTION 145 IMPOSED ■ A dispute over taking the reins of the management committee of the shrine in their hands was stated to be the reason behind the situation. A video of the same had gone viral on social media. ■ The administration has imposed Section 145 of the CrPC at Kohali village to avoid any dispute happen and urged the district administration and the police to intervene. Mantej Singh, SHO, Lopoke police station, said the incident occurred on September 20, but the police reached the spot on time and averted a clash. He said the administration had now imposed Section 145 of the CrPC (procedure where dispute concerning land or water is likely to cause breach of peace) and Naib Tehsildar Jagdhir Singh was deputed as a receiver. SSP Swapan Sharma said nobody would be allowed to take the law into their their own hands and create law and order problems. Amritsar, September 25 With only five days left to get benefit of the offer of a 10 per cent rebate on property tax, the property tax offices in all MC zones remained opened on Sunday. The government has offered a 10 per cent rebate on the deposit of current fiscal’s property tax due to which, despite being a holiday on weekends, people kept depositing tax at Citizen Facilitation Center (CFC) at corporation’s head office Ranjit Avenue and group zonal offices. Today, the MC collected property tax of Rs 32.11 lakh. The MC has collected Rs 17.13 crore so far in the current financial year 2022-23. There are still five days left to avail the 10 per cent debate. Tomorrow, on the occasion of Agrasen Jayanti, the Zonal CFC centres of the corporation will remain open for collecting property tax. The officials of the department will also go to the field and collect the tax. Daljit Singh, nodal officer for property tax, said Rs 25 crore tax would be collected till September 30. — TNS Industrialists suffer losses as ~ hits all-time low Cong, SAD leaders in BJP fold Investment cost shoots for local businessmen as imports become dearer, profits shrink Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 25 With the US dollar costing Rs 81.26, the investment cost of local importers has increased, upsetting their business calculations. They complain that their profit has also come down. Keshav Aggarwal, a citybased importer, said his firm was regularly importing gift items from China. Since they have been in the trade for a long time his firm has been given a credit facility. “Consignments booked at a time when exchange rate was at Rs 77 against US dollar are now costing them over Rs 81. So, the loss is more”. A worker operates a machine inside a factory in Amritsar. He said apart from adverse global trends the government increased the basic customs duty without paying a thought about customers who have to pay more. In the past five years, the customs duty on imported goods has increased from 10 percent to 15 and 25 per cent. Similarly, other charges has also increased such as delay in the arrival of a container attracts a fine of Rs 5,000 per day, which is extremely high. e-filing of documents is good but the government has to look at why the number of online objections on imported consignments have spiked. Vital two to three days are wasted in convincing officials about the reasons. Akshay, another importer, said fluctuation of Indian rupee against the US dollar has been frequent for the past sometime and rupee has been hitting record lows. A weakened rupee has made imports costlier. As its impact is reflected in surging oil prices, similar is the case with the items being imported. He said prolonged Russia-Ukraine war, consequent supply disruptions and spiralling oil c m y b prices have increased the cost of capital. Thus, it weakened growth prospects in an uncertain international market. Piara Lal Seth of Shawl Club of India said apart from Indian rupee other currencies such as British pound has also depreciated. The Bank of England already issued a warning that the UK may already be in recession. Closer home Sri Lankan economy continues to suffer from the highest ever inflation rate miring it into the worst ever economic crisis. “Learning from international trends, our government should take proactive steps to rein in inflation,” he said. Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 25 Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay, co-founder of Bharatiya Jan Sangh and Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) thinker was remembered on his 160th birth anniversary. Senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jagmohan Singh Raju and mandal president Rakesh Mahajan organised a dedication day programme at the BJP office Shaheed Harbans Lal Khanna Memorial. On the occasion, Suresh Mahajan, district president, BJP (Urban) and Hardyal Singh, district president, BJP (Rural) were also present. Jagmohan Raju shed light on the life of Pandit Deen Day- BJP leader Jagmohan Raju welcomes new members in Amritsar. al Upadhyay and said Pandit Upadhyay dedicated his entire life for the development and upliftment of economically weaker sections, poor and backward people in society. . Congress councillor from Rajasansi Gurpreet Singh Prince along with his supporters, Shiromani Akali Dal Rajasansi BC president Davinder Singh, Vikram Dandona from Amritsar, Sohan Singh Bajwa of Shiromani Akali Dal from Ajnala joined BJP with supporters. Bhupinder Kaur from Khayala village, Sunny Agarwal from New Amritsar and a number of workers from various parties joined the BJP , claimed Raju.
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