04102022-ATR-01.qxd 10/4/2022 12:12 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE RATION DEPOT HOLDER BOOKED FOR BUNGLING 100 WHEAT BAGS PAGE 2 SUNNY DEOL AND KARAN DEOL TO START SHOOT OF APNE 2 The police have booked a ration depot holder for allegedly bungling 100 bags containing 30kg of wheat each. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 3 PAVITRA PUNIA OPENS UP ABOUT PLAYING A WITCH ON SCREEN A sequel of 2007 movie Apne, which also stars Dharmendra and Bobby Deol, the film is soon to go on floors. MAX 34°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:11 PM PAGE 4 “The USP of the character is that she is enticing, intimidating, cruel and sweet at the same time,” she says. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:26 AM TUESDAY | 4 OCTOBER 2022 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF POLICE RECOVER STOLEN VEHICLES Amritsar: The police recovered seven bikes and two scooters stolen from different parts of the city and arrested a vehicle lifter on the disclosure of Lovedeep Singh of Patti. He was arrested by the police three days ago. Earlier, the police had recovered five motorcycles and a scooter from the possession of Lovedeep. He was currently in police custody. The police have also arrested his accomplice, identified as Varyam Singh of Machhike village in Patti. A total of 12 bikes and three scooters were confiscated from them. Meanwhile, the police also arrested two vehicle lifters identified as Pankaj of Patti and Baljit Singh of Faridkot. Two motorcycles and a scooter were recovered from their possession. A case under Sections 379, 411 and 34 of the IPC was registered against them. They were produced in the court and brought on police remand for further interrogation. TNS ~22K LOOTED FROM PETROL STATION Amritsar: Two unidentified motorcycle-borne persons looted a petrol pump at Lashkari Nangal village on Sunday. Sunil Singh of Kangra, manager of the filling station, said the duo procured fuel worth Rs 200 and one of them went into the office for taking a receipt. He said the accused took out a pistol and snatched Rs 22,000 from him and the salesman. They had covered their faces while there was no number plate on the bike. The police have registered a case under Section 379-B (2) of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against them. TNS Farmers burn an effigy of the Union Government during a protest at the Bhandari Bridge; and (right) members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee squat on railway tracks raising demands in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR Farmers burn Centre’s effigies, Rail traffic hit, passengers suffer demand sacking of Ajay Mishra LAKHIMPUR ANNIV Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 3 To mark the anniversary of Lakhimpur Kheri violence, farmers from across the district burnt effigies of the Central Government here on Monday. Demanding justice for the victims of violence and sacking of State Minister of Home Ajay Mishra Teni, farmer leaders stated that justice had been denied to them as Ajay Mishra continued to be a Union Cabinet minister. Staging a protest at Bhandari Bridge here, farmer leaders Baba Arjan Singh, ❝ Even after one year of the violence, the government has not named Ajay Mishra in the FIR. Instead, the FIRs were registered against farmers many of whom are still in jail. The government in order to save the minister has denied justice to the victims and their families. ❞ Dr Satnam Singh Ajnala, FARMER LEADER Palwinder Singh Jethunangal, Bhupinder Singh Takhatupur and others stated that the BJP leadership had not taken any action against Mishra, who continues to be a powerful minister. Rattan Singh Randhawa, a farmer leader, said, “Ajay Mishra being a junior minister for home affairs is a hindrance in the way of justice as his son is the prime accused.” Randhawa said the Central Government had failed to fulfil its promises made to farmers when they ended the protest against the three farm laws. The farmers also staged a protest at Ajnala near here and complained that even after one year of the violence, the government had not named Ajay Mishra in the FIR. “Instead, the FIRs were registered against farmers many of whom are still in jail. The government in order to save the minister has denied justice to the victims and their families,” said Dr Satnam Singh Ajnala. Meanwhile, farmers under the banner of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee blocked rail tracks for three hours and expressed solidarity with the victims of Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Sarwan Singh Pandher of the KMSC said, “The perpetrators of violence should be hanged.” He said peaceful, innocent farmers were killed at the behest of the BJP minister. 3 ARRESTED WITH 90-GM HEROIN Anganwari workers protest, demand pending honorarium Amritsar: The police have arrested two persons, identified as Yusuf Masih and Damandeep Singh of Chogwan, for allegedly possessing 70-gm heroin. They were brought on police remand for further interrogation to ascertain the source of contraband. The police also nabbed Baljinder Singh of New Sultanwind Road and seized 20-gm heroin from him. TNS Amritsar, October 3 Anganwari workers from the district staged a protest outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner here on Monday and demanded immediate release of the honorarium due to them. District president of the workers’ union Gurminder Kaur said they had not received their honorarium since May. She said while the remuneration Tarn Taran: The police arrested two motorcycle-borne persons with 265-gm heroin on Monday. The police said the accused had been identified as Satwinder Singh Sajan and Amit Sharma, both of Patti town. The accused have been booked under Sections 21-C, 19, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. OC ~10-LAKH FOREIGN CURRENCY SEIZED Amritsar: A London-bound passenger was nabbed with unaccounted Indian and foreign currencies at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport here on Monday. It is learnt that a team of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) deputed at the airport detected the excess currency during the scanning of a handbag of the passenger on October 2. Later, it was handed over to the Amritsar Customs Department. During further examination, foreign currency worth Rs 10,14,560 and Indian currency worth Rs 1,50,000 was found and seized. TNS MC asks mall to pay ~28.63-cr property tax Passengers wait for their trains at the Amritsar railway station. den disruption of rail traffic due to blockade came as a rude shock to them. He said they did not have any other alternative, but to await at the railway station for the rail traffic to resume. Farmers block rail tracks in Tarn Taran, Khadoor Sahib Tarn Taran: Various farmer organisations blocked trains by organising dharnas on rail tracks here on Monday. Some of the farmer organisations associated with the SKM sat on a dharna at the District Administrative Complex here on Monday. Farmers under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, held dharnas on rail tracks in Tarn Taran, Patti, Khadoor Sahib and Khemkaran in which a huge number of women and young farmers too participated. Addressing on the occasion in Tarn Taran, Satnam Singh Manochahal, district president of the KMSC, condemned the Union and the state governments for their alleged anti-farmers policies. He said both Union and state governments were not serious about protecting the farmers’ interests as a result of which farming was going to be a dying profession. He said governments were introducing pro-corporate sector policies at the cost of farmers. Lashing out at the AAP-led Punjab Government, Satnam Singh Manochahal warned the government against allotting land to panchayats as it was made cultivable with decades of hard work of farmers. He said farmers of the state would resist the state government move in case it tried to snatch farmers’ land, which they had been tilling for decades, but now the state government had passed an act under Punjab Village (Rural) Common Land Act, 1948, to take back their land which they cultivated for the last six to seven decades. The farmers unions associated with the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) too organised a dharna in front of the District Administrative Complex and presented a memorandum to district officials. — TNS/OC City jumps up just 2 spots in Swachh rankings Admn honours 707 centenarian voters SWACHH SURVEKSHAN Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Neeraj Bagga Amritsar, October 3 The Amritsar Municipal Corporation (MC) has sent a notice to Alpha One Mall (Mall of Amritsar) to deposit Rs 28.63 crore pending tax after a scrutiny of the property tax deposited by the mall authorities from 2014-15 to 2019-20. Hardeep Singh, Joint Commissioner-cum-Competent Authority for Property Tax, MC, conducted the scrutiny of the property tax paid by the mall and found major difference between the actual tax and amount paid by the authorities. The mall initially filed their property tax returns first time in 2013-14 and thereafter, continued to file the same up to 2019 by assessing themselves as a self-commercial and paid the property tax accordingly. As per an Act, all returns filed continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 3 The holy city has improved its ranking by just two spots securing 32nd all India ranking in the recently announced results of the Swachh Survekshan. Last year, it was at 34th place. A gigantic task still lies ahead to achieve number one position. To achieve that, residents and civic body authorities have to work together. The annual cleanliness survey conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) evaluates the progress of cities on various factors like segregated waste collection, processing, disposal of solid waste, sustainable sanitation and other factors. Raman Gupta, an industrialist, says the objective of the Swachh Survekshan and the civic body are the same that is to achieve the goal of sus- FILE PHOTO TWO HELD WITH 265-GM HEROIN Anganwari workers stage a protest in Amritsar on Monday. was not being paid on time, they were being forced to do extra work. She said the government had recently asked them to conduct a survey regarding the Atta-Dal scheme. “Their workload is being increased, but the government is indifferent to their plight,” she said. The employees have also announced to organise a statelevel protest in Sangrur on November 14. — TNS Amritsar, October 3 The movement of trains on the Amritsar-Delhi route was disrupted following the railway blockade by activists of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee to impress upon the government to accept their demands here on Monday. Consequently, three trains were cancelled, two trains were short terminated, an equal number short originated, besides several others were rescheduled from the Amritsar railway station. The AmritsarNew Delhi Swarn Shatabdi was rescheduled to depart at 6.40 pm against its original time departure time of 4:50 pm. 14650 Amritsar-Jayanagar and 06933 Amritsar-Pathankot trains were rescheduled. Besides, 04750 Tarn TaranBeas, 04751 Beas-Tarn Taran and 06994 BhagtanwalaKhemkaran trains were cancelled. Two short terminated trains were pairs of the Ludhiana-Amritsar and Amritsar-Nangal Dam. Two trains short originated commenced their journeys from other stations. The 04592 Amritsar-Ludhiana train originated from Sura Nussi and Amritsar-Nangal Dam short orignated from Jalandhar City. Passengers were greatly inconvenienced. Those intended to travel within the district preferred journeys in buses. A passenger, Harjeet Singh, said tickets of his family members to undertake journey to the NCR to attend a family function were already booked. However, the sud- tainable sanitation and waste management. He held both the Amritsar Municipal Corporation (AMC) and common people responsible for unimpressive performance in the survekshan. He said the local government department had already reprimanded the MC for its poor performance in the bioremediation project. The department awarded 11 municipal corporations and councils of the state for effi- c m y b cient disposal of waste, but the MC received flak for the tardy disposal of waste. Tardy pace of bioremediation work to remove heaps of garbage from the Bhagtanwala garbage dump is another major matter of concern. Segregation of waste at source was the major factor in the Swachh Survekshan. This objective remains insurmountable summit for the MC to scale. A large number of families need to be sensitised on this count. Avtar Singh, an educationist, said a multi-pronged data collection approach for the Swachh Survekshan boosts a healthy competition among civic body authorities. However, without public participation it could not deliver best results. Garbage lifting needs to be made robust and people should be encouraged to throw refuge at designated spots only. Amritsar, October 3 To mark International Day of Older Persons, observed on October 1, the district administration felicitated 707 voters above 100 years of age here on Monday. As per the instructions of the Election Commission of India, to celebrate the day, the District Election Office today honoured 707 voters of the district who are over 100 years old. BLOs went door-todoor to honour the centenarians with certificates sent by the Union Government. District Election Officercum-Deputy Commissioner Harpreet Singh Sudan said based on voter lists, 707 voters in the district are above 100 years of age. He said as per each Assembly, Ajnala has 49 voters above the age of 100, Rajasansi (111), Majitha (75), Jandiala (38), Amritsar North (55), Amritsar West (71), A centenarian voter receives a certificate in Amritsar. Amritsar Central (37), Amritsar East (33), Amritsar South (41), Attari (78) and Baba Bakala (119). The Deputy Commissioner said these letters of honour were sent by the Chief Election Commission in which the ECI thanked the elderly voters. The letters say that “you are witnessing the world’s largest democracy and are also witnessing the changing times, political equations of the society and technological development”.
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