05102022-ATR-01.qxd 10/5/2022 12:08 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE GURU NANAK DEV HOSPITAL TO BE DEVELOPED ON PGI LINES Government-run Guru Nanak Dev Hospital will be developed on the pattern of the PGI, Chandigarh. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF INMATE ATTEMPTS SUICIDE IN JAIL Tarn Taran: Jagjit Singh Dogar, an inmate lodged in Goindwal Sahib Jail, made an attempt to commit suicide on Monday. Goindwal Sahib police said here on Tuesday that as the inmate, who was undergoing treatment for deaddiction, was not given medicine from the OOAT centre, in a fit of anger he hit his head against an iron gate of the barrack and received serious head injuries. Jagjit Singh has been booked under Section 309 of the IPC. OC MAN DUPED OF ~20L, 3 BOOKED Amritsar: The Lokope police have booked three persons for allegedly duping Harmanjit Singh of Rs 20 lakh on pretext of sending him abroad. A case under section 420, 120-B of the IPC was registered against the accused, identied as Harjit Kaur and Baldev Singh of Mehlawala and Gurmit Singh Randhawa of New Delhi. Singh stated to police that the three took Rs 20 lakh from him on different occasions, but they neither sent him abroad nor returned the amount. After taking a legal opinion, a case was registered against them. Further, investigation was underway. TNS PAGE 2 PANKAJ DECLARED NATIONAL ICON BY ELECTION COMMISSION THREE ARRESTED FOR HARASSMENT Amritsar: The Islamabad police arrested Navpreet Singh of Guru Ki Wadali, along with two unknown individuals on harassment charges. The victim said that she had gone to Guru Nanak Dev University market when three individuals got hold of her near the Kabir Park. They allegedly abused her physically and verbally. TNS POWERCOM STAFF TAKE OUT RALLY Tarn Taran: On a call given by the Bijli Mulazam Ekta Manch, employees of the Powercom and Transco organised a gate rally at the main gate of the circle office of the Powercom on Tuesday. The gate rally was organised under the leadership of Baljinder Kaur Dial, circle president, PSEB Employees Federation. Leaders while addressing on the occasion, condemned the state government and the management of the Powercom for their anti-employee policies and for ignoring their demands. They demanded that the Electricity (Amendment) Bill-2022 should be withdrawn and the monthly deduction of Rs 200 from their salaries should be stopped. The leaders stressed on the restoration of the old pension scheme, regularisation of contract and outsourced employees. OC PUSHPA IMPOSSIBLE TEAM VISITS AHMEDABAD FOR NAVARATRI The actor was already State Icon of Bihar to create awareness and encourage youth to participate in elections. MAX 34°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:10 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:27 AM WEDNESDAY | 5 OCTOBER 2022 | AMRITSAR Set up fire station in Civil Lines area, demands MLA Kunwar Amritsar Bar Association expresses concern over security Tribune News Service WOMAN WAS HELD FOR KILLING HUSBAND Amritsar, October 4 A woman, accused of murder, was seriously injured after her father-in-law attacked her on the premises of a court here on Tuesday. The onlookers nabbed the accused, identified as Karnail Singh of Wadala Bhittewad, and handed him over to the police. The injured, identified as Manpreet Kaur, was taken to a hospital for treatment. Following the incident, the Amritsar Bar Association, headed by Vipin Dhand, expressed their concern over security arrangements in the court complex. The Amritsar rural police had arrested Manpreet Kaur along with her paramour Gurjant Singh and his ■ The Amritsar rural police had arrested Manpreet Kaur along with her paramour Gurjant Singh and his accomplice Jagpreet Singh for killing her husband, identified as Yudhbir Singh (25), a few days ago. ■ As per details, Yudhbir was married to Manpreet of Chhattisgarh around six years The injured woman in Amritsar ago. The couple has a three-year- on Tuesday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR old daughter from the marriage. Karnail Singh had told the police that following the marriage, the couple used to quarrel over various issues. Perturbed over this, he separated from them and gave a portion of the house to the couple. accomplice Jagpreet Singh for killing her husband, identified as Yudhbir Singh (25), a few days ago. As per details, Yudhbir was married to Manpreet of Chhattisgarh around six years ago. The couple has a three-year-old daughter from the marriage. Karnail Singh had told the police that following the marriage, the couple used to quarrel over various issues. Perturbed over PAGE 4 The cast and crew went to various pandals around the city to experience the grand festivities in the land of Garba. Man attacks murder accused daughter-in-law in court complex this, he separated from them and gave a portion of the house to the couple. He said on September 16 night, he heard someone shouting and when he went there, he saw that Manpreet, with the help of Gurjant and Jagpreet, had killed his son. He said on seeing him, they fled the spot on a bike. Following an initial probe, the police found that Manpreet allegedly had illicit relations with Jagpreet, which led to the murder. Sukh Dyal, Court Complex police chowki in-charge, said Karnail Singh had come to the court against a bail plea filed by Manpreet. He said when he saw Manpreet, he could not control his anger and attacked her. ASSEMBLY IN SESSION Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 4 Amritsar North MLA Kunwar Vijay Pratap has taken up with the Local Bodies Minister a demand for setting up a fire station in the Civil Lines area to fulfill needs of various areas of the North constituency, during the Vidhan Sabha session in Chandigarh. “I request the minister to set up a fire brigade station in the Civil Lines area. A fire broke out at the Amritsar Medical College recently and major loss was reported in the incident. A fire station is required in the Civil Lines area,” said Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh. MLA Kunwar Vijay Pratap “If the fire brigade station is established in the area, it will facilitate the Ranjit Avenue, Green Avenue, Basant Avenue, Mall Road, Lawrence Road, Rani Ka Bagh, Majitha Road, Vijay Nagar, Mustafabad, Batala Road, Putaligarh, Islamabad, Chheharta, Guru Nanak Dev University, Airport Road and nearby villages of the North constituency,” stated the MLA. It is worth mentioning here that with the extension of the Amritsar’s Municipal Corporation’s jurisdiction, and establishment of outer city areas, the Fire Department had already proposed to set up four new fire stations to effectively tackle fire incidents. At present, the MC has four fire stations, including three within the walled city area. The fire stations of Town Hall, Beri Gate and Gilwali Gate are based in congested areas, where fire tenders do not find enough space to pass swiftly and reach their destinations on time to attend fire calls from outer city areas, especially in industrial areas. “The MC General Houses had sent a proposal to the state government to establish four new fire stations in 2021. We haven’t got any response from the government so far. There is a need of new fire stations for the effective functioning of the Fire Department,” said Lovepreet Singh, Additional Divisional Fire Officer, Amritsar. This Dasehra festival, Ravana comes to holy city in green avatars Tribune News Service WILL CAUSE LESS AIR POLLUTION MAN BOOKED FOR MOLESTING MINOR Amritsar: The Ramdas police have booked Gopi of Chhanna village for allegedly molesting a 16-year-old girl in Bedi Chhanna village. The incident happened on September 15 while a case was registered by the police yesterday. The victim said that she was returning home after partaking langar in the evening when Gopi got hold of her in a street and allegedly molested her. The police have registered a case under section 354, 354-A of the IPC in this connection. No arrest has been made till now. TNS PAGE 3 Effigies of Ravana put up on display for sale ahead of Dasehra festival in Amritsar. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Youth dies of drug overdose Amritsar, October 4 A youth died of drug overdose in a hotel room here on Monday. The police have booked a woman, who was with him at that time, on the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The deceased has been identified as Narinder Singh, alias Ninder, of the Hussainpura Chowk area. The police have registered a case under Section 304 of the IPC in this regard. — TNS Amritsar, October 4 Besides a symbol of Dasehra, now Ravana effigies are also an example of how festivities have taken a green turn. Keeping air pollution caused due to burning of crackers and several feet tall effigies that were usually made using plastic or chemical colours, the effigy makers have adopted sustainable practices to restrict pollution. Using recycled paper, natural colours and dyes, bam- ■ Keeping air pollution caused due to burning of crackers and several feet tall effigies that were usually made using plastic or chemical colours, the effigy makers have adopted sustainable practices to restrict pollution ■ Using recycled paper, natural colours and dyes, bamboo and dry grass or hemp, tall effigies will cause lesser chemical fumes in air when burnt boo and dry grass or hemp, the tall effigies will cause lesser chemical fumes in air when burnt. Santosh Kumar, hailing from a family of artisans who have been making Ravana effigies for over three decades, said: “Tra- MC notices to 125 for property tax scrutiny Six-year-old math wizard can compute in the blink of an eye Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 4 After the offer of paying tax with 10 per cent rebate ended on September 30, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has started hearings in property tax scrutiny cases. The property tax wing of the MC had issued scrutiny notices to 125 major commercial establishments in the city. The Municipal Corporation has been con- Will begin sealing drive soon, says Nodal Officer ducting personal hearing of property owners. As per rules, property owners pay their tax following self-assessment of their property. After collecting the tax, the MC officials randomly check the properties and verify the selfassessments. In case of any doubt about the property, the MC teams physically verify the properties. On Monday, the MC had sent a notice to a prominent shopping mall to pay Rs 28.63 crore after a scrutiny of their property tax. Apart from this, the property tax wing of the MC will also be initiating the sealing drive. Notices have been served to 500 defaulter property owners. Property Tax Nodal Officer Daljit Singh said: “The sealing drive will be started soon. We have issued over 500 notices to the defaulters in the city. The properties will be sealed to collect the tax.” Swindlers make vain bid to dupe ACP-rank officer Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 4 Online fraudsters tried to trick an ACP-rank officer in Amritsar though his alertness saved him here on Monday. Assistant Commissioner of Police Kamaljit Singh lodged a complaint with the Civil Lines police which have registered a case in this regard. Kamaljit said yesterday he got a call from an unknown number having a profile picture of Police Commissioner Arun Pal Singh. The caller asked where he was and when he said he was in office, the accused cut the call. He sent a message that he was in a meeting and could not talk. The swindler messaged asking whether he used the ditionally, effigies used to be made from bamboo, hemp and plant-based fibres. To cut cost and in the race for making extravagant and fancy effigies, plastic-based material and chemical colours were used, not to mention crackers were also used. Now, since past four years, we have again started using recycled paper and even waste material such as worn out clothing material to make the stuffing inside the effigies.” Apart from the ritualistic burning of effigies, other sustainable ways being adopted to celebrate Dasehra include organising laser shows and several resident welfare associations in colonies are using only symbolic effigies made from clay that are broken and not burnt. Google Pay app. The ACP answered in the affirmative. The ACP said the caller again sent a message and asked him to pay them Rs 5,000 for Google Pay recharge voucher of worth Rs 2 lakh. He said when asked for account from the caller, he did not respond. He said he got suspicious and later it was found to be a fraudulent call. The Civil Lines police have registered a case under Sections 420 and 511 of the IPC and Section 66-D of the IT Act. Amarjit Singh (right) with his bronze medal at the national games in Gujarat. TRIBUNE PHOTO City-based cyclist bags bronze at national games in Gujarat Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 4 City-based national cyclist Amarjeet Singh has won bronze in 1km time trail at the 36th National Games of India being held in Gujarat. c m y b Amarjeet had earlier won silver in 1km trail at the 73rd National Track Cycling Championship-2021. The 27-year old cyclist, who has won several medals at various international and national-level tournaments, called his win a good start for the competition season. He hails from a family of athletes as his father and uncle too were former cyclists. They have been coaching and supporting him to shine in the field. Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 4 A student of Sacred Heart Convent School, Amritsar, Sejal (6) can solve bracket, of, division, multiplication, addition, and subtraction (BODMAS) problems within a fraction of seconds. Finding answers to lengthy equations and reciting tables up to 150 is literally a child’s play for her! She can recite capitals of all 28 states and eight UTs of India within a minute. While many quite elder to her might require a calculator for lengthy calculations, Sejal doesn’t. She is likely to leave you baffled by her promptness and accuracy. Sejal started taking interest in numbers and calculations when she was four, while learning basic counting with her grandfather, Vijay Mahajan, who is a retired government employee. “We discovered this during the lockdown, when I used to play with her, making her memorise numbers and alphabets. She was so fascinated by the numbers that when she turned five, she could recite counting and even began learning tables. Now, she can solve mathematics questions that are usually taught in Class IV or V,” says Mahajan. Sejal can solve concepts of Sejal Reciting tables up to 150, making lengthy calculations a child’s play for her maths, considered advanced for her age, including square roots and cube roots, decimals, LCM and HCF Vijay Mahajan . spends most of his time training Sejal in advance mathematics and solving them in quickest possible time. Sejal’s mother is a teacher and father Ajay Mahajan is a small business owner. “I love to solve mathematical problems,” she says, bubbling with joy. “Sejal has an inquisitive mind. She delves deep into whatever she reads. She started reading at the age of five. We feel that she is indeed quite a special and a gifted child,” said her father Ajay.
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