27102022-ATR-01.qxd 10/27/2022 12:08 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE CITY EDUCATORS’ PAPERS PRESENTED AT CBSE EVENT Two papers from educators of Spring Dale Senior School were selected for CBSE National Conference. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF ONE NABBED WITH 20-GM HEROIN Amritsar: The city police arrested a drug peddler and recovered 20-gm heroin from him here yesterday. The accused has been identified as Kunal, alias Mithu, a resident of Gate Hakiman. Gate Hakiman Police station SHO Gurbinder Singh stated that during a regular checking Kunal was intercepted by cops and during search heroin was recovered from his possession. A case under Sections 21-B, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused. TNS TWO BIKE LIFTERS IN POLICE NET Amritsar: The city police nabbed two motorcycle lifters and recovered a bike from them. The accused have been identified as Shivam, alias Bhapa, a resident of Husainpura Chowk, and Manish Kumar of Ekta Nagar. Golden Avenue police post incharge Jeevan Singh said the police had nabbed the accused with a stolen bike and were investigating the matter. A case under Sections 379B, 411, 511 and 34 of the IPC have been registered at Mohkmpura Police station in this regard. TNS PAGE 3 HAILEY DENOUNCES KANYE’S ANTI-SEMITIC REMARKS MEET PANKAJ BERRY IN NEW SHOW DIL DIYAAN GALLAAN Model Hailey Baldwin has denounced Kanye over his anti-Semitic comments after the rapper attacked her online. MAX 31°C | MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 16°C SUNSET THURSDAY 5:40 PM PAGE 4 Sony SAB has announced the launch of its new show Dil Diyan Gallaan, the story of a divided family SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:33 AM THURSDAY | 27 OCTOBER 2022 | AMRITSAR VP’s visit inconveniences residents VIP CULTURE WOES People bear brunt of traffic snarl-ups in different areas Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 26 The visit of Vice-President (VP) Jagdeep Dhankhar to the holy city led to traffic jams and blockades on main roads causing unwanted hassles to residents. Around three hours prior to the visit of the VP the , police barricaded all the roads and streets leading to the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple and Bhagwan Valmiki Temple. Shopkeepers were not allowed to open their shops close to these shrines. The residents and tourists were at the receiving end. As per the itinerary released by the Press Information Bureau, he was scheduled to land at the Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport at 12 pm but the majority of the roads were blocked by the police over two hours in advance. Rahul Dua, who operates an electronic outlet inside the Hall gate area said it took 30 minutes more for him to reach his outlet from his home in the morning. He managed to open his outlet at 10:35 am. Unlike routine days, police did not allow vehicles to pass CIA officials nab 3 with heroin, drone Amritsar, October 26 The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) nabbed three miscreants and recovered heroin, a drone, a car and mobile phones from their possession here today. The accused have been identified as Varinder Singh and Manpreet Singh of Naushera village in Tarn Taran and Davinder Singh of Lohian village in Tarn Taran district. Inspector Amandeep Singh, incharge CIA staff, stated that they got a secret tip off about the accused persons. Acting on the information the police raided their hideouts and arrested them with 30-gm heroin, a PAGE 2 got a secret ❝Wethe accused. tip-off about A raid was conducted and 30-gm heroin, a drone, a battery, a car and two mobile phones were seized. ❞ Amandeep Singh, INCHARGE, CIA drone, a battery, a car and two mobile phones. The police officials claimed that after getting their police remand their backward and forward links would be investigated. — TNS Heaps of rice husk at a grain market in Amritsar on Wednesday. 6.81-lakh MT crop arrives in markets PADDY PROCUREMENT Traffic jam near the railway station during Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar’s visit in Amritsar on Wednesday. PHOTO; SUNIL KUMAR ‘GOT LATE FOR WORK’ ❝It took me 30 minutes more to reach my shop. Various routes were barricaded, disrupting vehicular traffic. However, pedestrians were allowed to move on roads before the VVIP movement started. Rahul Dua, A RESIDENT ❞ SHOPS CLOSED Around three hours prior to the visit of the VP, the police barricaded all the roads and streets leading to the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple and Bhagwan Valmiki Temple. Shopkeepers were not allowed to open their shops close to these shrines. The residents and tourists were at the receiving end. 2:30 pm. Long traffic jams were witnessed on Railway Link road, Queen’s Road, Cooper Road, Ram Bagh to Hall Gate, Macchi Mandi, Hathi Gate to Hall Gate, Gha Mandi to Bhandari railway overbridge. Amritsar, October 26 With nearly 80 per cent of the crop already harvested, the grain markets in the district witnessed an arrival of 6.81 lakh metric tonnes of produce during the season. As the harvesting of late sown basmati varieties; Pusa 1718 and Pusa 1121 have also begun, the harvesting is expected to be completed within next 10 days. The district agriculture officials stated that Pusa 1718 is fetching a price of Rs 3,200 to Rs 3,400 per quintal and Pusa 1121 is being sold for Rs 3,600 to Rs 3,800 per quintal. With the basmati 1509 variety having already fetched a better price this year, the profits of the basmati growers have increased. The Pusa 1121 variety had fetched a price in the range of Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,000 per quintal during the last year. A comparatively newer variety, the Pusa 1718 is also growing popular with the basmati growers. Chief Agriculture Officer Dr Jatinder Singh Gill said basmati varieties which are purchased by private buyers only have got a better price this season. The price being higher by over Rs 700 per quintal this season, the area under the crop is expected to rise further in the next season. Of the total 6.81 lakh MT paddy arrival in the market, 3.339 lakh MT are parmal varieties which are produced by the government agencies and 3.42 lakh MT are basmati varieties which are purchased by the private buyers. — TNS on the roads and raised barricades. Yet pedestrians were allowed to move on roads until the VVIP movement started. These are festival days but we did not receive any customers till noon when the special traffic plan was removed at about 5 in police net for gambling Steep ramp at Bhandari RoB adds to chaos Our Correspondent Tribune News Service Tarn Taran, October 26 The Sarai Amanat Khan police arrested five persons for gambling and recovered Rs 33,180 from them. Assistant of subinspector (ASI) Gursahib Singh, who led the police team to nab the accused, said the accused had been identified as Kaiptan Singh, Kulwant Singh, Dilbag Singh, Dalbir Singh, Anokh Singh and Tarsem Singh. The ASI added the accused had gathered at a house for gambling that belonged to one of the accused, Dilbag Singh. A case had been registered under Sections 13, 3 and 67 of the Gambling Act. Amritsar, October 26 Unregulated flow of traffic and non-compliance of rules create possibilities of chaos and mishaps on the ever busy Bhandari railway overbridge (ROB). The ROB receives traffic from five roads which join it from the railway link road, Queen’s road, elevated road, Hall Gate and Gol Bagh side. Yet commuters have been using the single-lane Gole Bagh road for commuting both ways. Supriya, a resident of Rani Ka Bagh, said she commuted daily to the walled city and back home due to her work. Expressing a lurking fear of an accident waiting to happen, she said the steep Unregulated traffic on the Bhandari railway overbridge in Amritsar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR ramp-like stretch of the ROB to the Gole Bagh has become extremely danger- ous due to its incline. Making the matter worse, vehicles from both sides have been allowed to utilise the ramp. Ideally, the steep ramp should have been cate- gorised as a one-way road. Surinder Singh of Partap Nagar locality said the roundabout of the ROB had become extremely tricky. Driving a vehicle requires complete attention of all drivers heading towards it. Commuters from all sides come to the roundabout but those leading to the elevated road and to the Hall Gate do not go around it. So commuters from both sides tend to take a kind of short-cut which adds to the confusion for the traffic coming from the Gole Bagh side. Adding to their woes, the Gole Bagh side is no longer one-way. Most commuters said that a confusing traffic scenario prevails over the ROB which needs to be monitored properly to avoid any mishap. Substandard work: Orders issued to recarpet road VB books peon More CCTV cameras at GNDH soon A newborn was ‘abducted’ from premises few days ago Warns officials of strict action |Takes stock of sanitary conditions in city in graft case Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 26 The Joint Commissioner of Municipal Corporation inspected ongoing recarpeting work of roads at Rani Ka Bagh area and found substandard material being used by contractors at site. The roads are being carpeted in the various areas of the city under the Rs 46 crore project. Joint Commissioner Hardeep Singh visited Rani Ke Bagh area and inspected the under construction roads. The quality of road at Rani Ka Bagh was not found to be good when examined by Joint Commissioner. For this, Hardeep Singh called Executive Engineer SS Malli, SDO Karan Kumar and other officers of the MC on the spot. In the presence of Sanjeev Tangri, husband of the area Councillor Neetu Tangri, the Joint Commis- Tribune News Service MC Joint Commissioner Hardeep Singh inspects the newly recarpeted road at Rani Ka Bagh. sioner issued orders to recarpet the road again. He instructed that the traffic should be stopped from both sides while recarpeting the road. Hardeep Singh issued orders that the MC officials should be present on the spot while the roads are being recarpeted and the traffic should be divert- ed. In case of any negligence the notices would be issued to the Superintending Engineer, Executive Engineers, SDOs and JEs and action will be taken against the contractor. Meanwhile, on the arrival of the Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar in Amritsar today, the Joint Commissioner inspected the sanitation conditions of the city along with Health Officer Dr Kiran Kumar. He found that Heritage Street was free from encroachments and properly cleaned. Hardeep Singh said the sanitation conditions will be regularly checked by the authorities in next days. c m y b Amritsar, October 26 The Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Wednesday booked a peon posted at the tehsil office-2 in Amritsar for accepting a bribe Rs 1,00,000. An official spokesperson of the VB said the Gurdhir Singh was booked on the basis of an online complaint lodged by complainant, Jaibir Singh, a resident of Kakka Kandiala village in Tarn Taran. He had complained to the VB that the peon had demanded a bribe of Rs 10000 to help his mother-in-law for furnishing NOC to execute registry of a plot. A case under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused at the VB police station, Amritsar and further investigation was under progress. The accused was served a notice to appear before the VB within three days in this regard. Amritsar, October 26 After a newborn child went missing from the premises of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here a couple of days ago, the administration has decided to install CCTV cameras to cover all important areas. The alleged abduction of the child came to light after the parents reported the matter to the hospital administration. Though the child along with the abductors was nabbed within a few hours, the absence of cameras at certain locations raised questions on the working of the police and the hospital management. Mandeep Kaur whose sister had given birth to twins informed the police that as she was going to doctor on the sixth floor of the hospital building a woman came to her and proposed to carry one of the two children. “While I started climbing the stairs, the woman entered the lift. By the time I rushed towards the lift, its door was already closed. When I reached the sixth floor, I could not find the woman and the child.” She said as they could not find the woman, they reported the matter to the hospital administration who in turn called the police. The child along with a woman and a male were found from the hospital premises and the child was handed over to the parents. The police later took the duo in custody. Medical Superintendent Dr Karamjit Singh said they have decided to identify all blind spots not covered by the CCTV cameras and install cameras at these points. He said the hospital would ensure that no such incident occurs in future. He said people should ensure the safety of their belongings and children.
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