29092022-ATR-01.qxd 9/28/2022 11:56 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE ROAD INFRA NEEDED UNDER SMART CITY STILL ELUDES CITY PAGE 2 Years after the city was declared to be developed as a Smart City, its road infra-related needs are yet to be fulfilled. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY One booked for sexually exploiting teen Tarn Taran, September 28 The Sadar police have booked Amritpal Singh, a resident of Pakhoke, for sexually exploiting a teenage girl. Last week, the accused had sneaked into the victim’s house when she was home alone. He allegedly lured the girl to marry him, and took her to some unidentified location where he held her hostage for five days. The accused dropped the victim outside the village on Tuesday, and warned her against revealing it to anybody. The victim confided her ordeal in her grandmother, who then took her to the Sadar police. The statement of the victim was recorded by Sub-Inspector Baljit Kaur. The Sadar police have registered a case under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC and under the POCSO Act on Tuesday. The accused is currently at large. — OC HANKS SAYS HE’S MADE ONLY FOUR ‘PRETTY GOOD’ MOVIES MAX 33°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:18 PM There will be an all-women panel of contestants on Sony TV’s KBC- 14 for the ‘Navratri Special’ week. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:23 AM THURSDAY | 29 SEPTEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR Tribune News Service Victim (75) was living with his younger son in farmhouse Gurbaxpuri POLICE BOOK ACCUSED, HIS WIFE Tarn Taran, September 28 An elderly man was shot dead by his son at Kot Dharam Chand Kalan village here on Wednesday. A dispute over land is said to be the main reason behind his killing. The Jhabal police have booked the victim’s son and his wife in this regard. The victim has been identified as Raghbir Singh (75), who was living with his younger son Mehtab Singh in the farmhouse. The victim was standing outside his residence today when his elder son Dilbag Singh, who is an ex-serviceman, and his wife Paramjit Kaur appeared on the spot. They called Raghbir Singh names The victim was standing outside his residence when his elder son Dilbag Singh, who is an ex-serviceman, and his wife Paramjit Kaur appeared on the spot. They called Raghbir Singh names over the property dispute. In a fit of anger, Dilbag Singh fired at his father, who received multiple gunshot wounds, leaving him dead on the spot. over the property dispute. In a fit of anger, Dilbag Singh fired at his father, who received multiple gunshot wounds, leaving him dead on the spot. Tarn Taran DSP Jaspal Singh and Jhabal SHO Inspector Prabhjit Singh along with police personnel reached the spot and collected evidence. Victim Raghbir Singh The police said a case under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act had been registered against Dilbag Singh and his wife Paramjit Kaur, who are absconding. The postmortem of the body was conducted at the local Civil Hospital. Tarn Taran, September 28 Notorious gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria was brought on a five-day production warrant by the district police in connection with a three-yearold case here on Wednesday. One .315 bore pistol and four cartridges were recovered from Baljit Singh Buli of Jandiala Guru on November, 2019 by the Sadar police. Tarn Taran SSP Ranjit Singh Dhillon had confirmed the development and said that a case in this regard had been registered (under FIR 401) in 2019 at the Sadar police in Tarn Taran. Jaggu was brought under tight security cover with as many as 10 vehicles. The SSP said Jaggu was brought from the Amritsar Central Jail for interrogation in the case of seizure of illegal weapon. Baljit Singh had revealed that he had taken the weapon from Jaggu Bhagwanpuria. The district police had provided tight security around the local CIA staff complex where Jaggu had been lodged. — OC Amritsar, September 28 To mark Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh’s 115th birth anniversary, Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO led multiple events in the city today. Leading a candlelight march from Jallianwala Bagh to Partition Museum, the Cabinet Minister called upon students, NGOs, eminent artists, citizens and members of civil society to imbibe the ethos of Bhagat Singh’s ideology and remember his relevance over generations. “It is very important to celebrate martyrs’ day to keep their memory alive and to fulfil their dreams. For the first time in Punjab, the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh has been celebrated with such zeal and enthusiasm. Participation of people in such programmes is a testimony of the future change,” he said, while addressing the procession. He also called Bhagat Singh and Bhim Rao Ambedkar as two biggest heroes of India’s nationalist movement. Slogans of “Bhagat Singh Teri Soch Te Pahira Deange Thokke” echoed as a large number of students, from schools and colleges led the procession, engaging visitors and tourists with them. Harbhajan Singh ETO also visited the Partition Museum and paid homage to those who lost their lives during the Partition. Earlier, police personnel of Punjab at the district administrative complex held a salute ceremony in honour of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, which was attended Take precautions against dengue: Health Dept Tribune News Service SYMPTOMS Amritsar, September 28 The district Health Department has advised the residents to observe every Friday as dry day and dedicate it to identify mosquito-breeding spots inside their homes. Officials of the department stated that mosquitoes causing dengue are found mostly at flower pots, refrigerator waste water boxes and in junk materials placed in open places. Health experts have advised the residents to remove all junk materials lying in the open as these can hold rainwater becoming a mosquitobreeding spot. Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh said, “The The symptoms of the disease include high grade fever above 102°F, headache, pain in eyes, general body pains, vomiting, skin rashes, which must be monitored for seven to 10 days by medical experts DOS DON’TS ■ Always keep overhead tanks properly covered ■ Do not allow water to stagnate in ■ Drain out water from coolers and scrub these dry once a week and around your house ■ Do not throw discarded containers, tyres, pitchers and pots on the rooftop ■ In case of fever, get your blood examined at the earliest ■ Take full treatment if infected mosquito-breeding grounds inside the homes are of foremost concern as they are often overlooked by residents.” He said the administration was making efforts to check the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, but this was not possible without the active participa- tion of residents. “Dengue and malaria are easily preventable mosquito-borne diseases. All one has to do is ensure that no mosquito breeding takes place in one’s house,” he added. While the situation in the district is under control and not more than 30 dengue cas- es have been reported in the current season, health officials stated that taking precautions was always better. “If water in pots, water-coolers and other such items is changed every week, it would help in killing the dengue larvae,” said Dr Singh. Alternatives to stubble burning costly, unviable, say farmers Tribune News Service Demand govt must set up industries that can use crop residue for making various items Amritsar, September 28 For the past many years, the state government has been trying to stop farmers from burning crop residue in their fields after harvesting, but has failed. One of the reasons behind this is that farmers believe that the suggested alternatives are not only costly but also unviable. “There is not much time span between harvesting and sowing of paddy. Mixing paddy residue requires ploughing and a large quantity of diesel is needed for the process,” claimed a farmer, Manjinder Singh, adding PAGE 4 runs, cycle Man guns down father Candlelight march, freedom celebrations rallies mark martyr’s birth anniv over property dispute Gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria after being presented in a court. Amritsar, September 28 The district Health Department organised an event to create awareness on rabies here on Wednesday. Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh said having pets at homes is a common phenomenon these days but people are not aware about the zoonotic diseases which are spread by pathogens in animals and humans. He said rabies is a kind of a zoonotic disease and pet owners must ensure that their pets are properly vaccinated against diseases. He said dogs being the most common pet, the residents must take dog bites seriously and consult a physician at the earliest. — TNS KBC TO HAVE ALL-WOMEN PANEL FOR ‘NAVRATRI SPECIAL’ Hollywood star Tom Hanks has acted in 100 movies, but thinks only four of them are “pretty good”. Bhagwanpuria brought on production warrant Awareness event on rabies PAGE 3 that the input cost on diesel increases their expenditure by almost Rs 2,000 per acre. The farmers suggested that there is a need to set up industries that can use crop residue for making cardboards or other items. They stated that presently, even if they use baler machines to make bales, these are of no use to them. “Some marlas of land are required to store the bales and these heaps become a breeding ground for mouse and other reptiles which cause damage to crops,” claimed another farmer, Sukhwant Singh. With the farmer unions already threatening to dump the crop residue outside the office of Cabinet Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, if action is taken against the farmers, the government will have to face a tough time in implementing the ban orders. c m y b A section of the farming community also feels that there is a need to motivate and aware farmers. “Some farmers have not burnt the crop residue in their fields for the last many years and have not complained of any problems,” said another farmer Kuljit Singh. These farmers stated that the government should also give financial assistance to small and marginal farmers, who have neither the required machinery nor are they aware of the harms of burning stubble. “For them, burning makes their job easy and economical,” said a farmer. Cabinet Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO leads a candlelight march; and (below) members of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front pay tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Amritsar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS by DC Harpreet Singh Sudan, Commissioner of Police Arunpal Singh and several AAP leaders. A cycle rally from the Company Bagh to Fort Gobindgarh was also flagged off in the morning by Additional Deputy Commissioner Surinder Singh. About 150 school students and NCC cadets participated in this rally. The GNDU also organised a run for freedom and cycle rally to mark the 155th birth anniversary celebrations of Bhagat Singh. Prof Anish Dua, Dean, Students Welfare, flagged of the rally and inspired the participants, which also had some university sportspersons and Fitness club mentors. Prof Dua while speaking on the occasion said good health and well-being of all is essential for the nation’s development and this fact was also stressed by Bhagat Singh in many of his writings.” The All India Anti-Terrorist Front’s, Amritsar unit, organised a tribute ceremony mark the birth anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh. General secretary of the Anti-Terrorist Organisation, Punjab, Pawan Saini and its members hailed the renaming of the Chandigarh airport on the name of Bhagat Singh. “In today’s era, the alliance of terrorists, gangsters and smugglers is a great threat to the unity and integrity of the country. We must unite as a country to contribute in the efforts to tackle these divisive powers as Bhagat Singh propagated,” said Saini. more on page 2
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