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SUNRISE MONDAY 6:35 AM SUNDAY | 30 OCTOBER 2022 | AMRITSAR found City tourism to get ~100-cr push from Centre Drug sale postersarea at Chowk Moni SWADESH DARSHAN PROJECTUnion Minister Ajay Bhatt meets officials to chalk out strategy Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 29 Under the Swadesh Darshan project, the Central Government will invest Rs 100 crore to develop tourism in the holy city, announced Union Minister of State for Tourism and Defence Ajay Bhatt. He presided over a highlevel meeting at the District Administrative Complex to explore its possibilities. He said the central government was developing tourism centers in the entire country under Swadesh Darshan and Prashad projects. For this state government should draw up its plan and send it to the center. He said the tourism could further improve the city’s economy. The minister interacted with the representatives of hotels, tour and travel of the city and listened to their problems and assured that their demands will be met soon. Addressing the meeting, Jasbir Singh Dimpa, MP Khadoor Sahib, said pilgrims come to Amritsar only for one day and most of them are elderly. He said the Centre should build a theme park to increase the share of JASMEET GETS BEST CADET AWARD Union Minister Ajay Bhatt chairs a meeting; and (right) an official being felicitated during an event at the Guru Nanak Dev University. youth besides need to develop Harike Wetland, Kanjali Wetland and Kali Ben. He said a golf club should also be built in the district for travellers. Addressing the meeting, MP Gurjit Singh Aujla brought to the attention of the minister that the holy city also known as a commercial centre and falls on the trade route to Afghanistan. He told the Centre that there should be direct flights from Amritsar airport to foreign countries and Amritsar should be developed as a hub for medical tourism. He said a week-long international day should be celebrated in Amritsar so that pilgrims from abroad can come here. Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO brought to the attention of the minister a great need to preserve historical Kaseriyan wala Mandi (ware manufacturing area) in Jandiala Guru. Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar, Minister for Local Government, stressed for early completion of Amritsar Patti-Makhu rail link, MLA Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh Star attraction brought to the attention of the visiting minister a need for more facilities at the Amritsar International Airport and insisted on direct flights to foreign countries. MLA Jaswinder Singh ADC demanded development of Attari as a tourism hub where over 30,000 tourists visit daily to watch the retreat ceremony. Interacts with NCC cadets Ajay Bhatt, Minister of State for Defence visited the Guru Nanak Dev University to interact with NCC cadets of university Actor Suniel Shetty, BSF Additional Director-General PV Rama Sastry and other officials with marathon winners at the Attari-Wagah border on Saturday. MORE ON PAGE 2 Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 29 The women police station booked a youth identified as Ramandeep Singh of Ramgarhia Mohalla in Verka for allegedly raping a girl on the pretext of marriage. The complainant alleged that though both the families of the accused and the victim had agreed for marriage, the accused fled away from the house a before the solemnisation of marriage. The incident had occurred in March but an FIR was registered with the police yesterday. The victim told the police that Ramandeep lured her on pretext of marriage. She alleged in January month, the accused took her to his house where he forced her to make physical relations with her. She said after a few days, when her health condition deteriorated, Ramandeep dropped her at home. The complainant persuaded her family to meet the parents of the boy for arranging the marriage. However, the family of the boy refused the marriage ACCUSED MADE ‘FALSE’ PROMISE OF MARRIAGE ■ The complainant told the police that Ramandeep made physical relations with her on promise of marriage. Both the families had also agreed for their marriage. However, a day before the marriage, the family of the boy told that the Ramandeep has ran away from the house, the girl said. ■ A case under Sections 376 and 342 of the IPC was registered. proposal. Perturbed over this, she threatened to lodge a complaint against Ramandeep following which they agreed for marriage. She said both the families fixed March 4 as the date of marriage. She said a day before the marriage, boy’s family said that he had taken some ‘wrong medicine’. Later in the night, Ramandeep’s father called and said that his son had run away from the house. Dalbir Kaur, investigating officer, said a case under Sections 376 and 342 of the Indian Penal Code was registered against Ramandeep and further investigations were under progress. directorate level, promoting various government initiatives and other activities. Ajay Bhatt while interacting with the cadets appreciated the commendable work and duty perform by NCC cadets especially by women cadets. He said these cadets are future of the nation, which needed to be facilitated with all amenities at state as well as national level. He expressed his happiness over the increased ratio of women cadets and scholars on the campus. Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 29 Another video highlighting the prevalence of rampant drug abuse in the city went viral on social media. Papers with ‘Chitta Ithe Milda Hai’ (drugs are available here) printed in Punjabi language were found pasted on the walls of Chowk Moni area in the walled city in the wee hours here today. The incident came to light when a youth who was returning after paying obeisance at Gurdwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh made uploaded a video on social media. “At around 1.45 am, I visited the shrine. At that time, there was no such poster. However, when I returned I saw papers pasted on the walls in the narrow streets of the Chowk Moni with ‘Chitta Ithe Milda Hai’ printed on them,” said a local resident who made the video and put it on social media. The police authorities said the matter was being investigated and the police was trying to identify those who had pasted these papers. He said if anybody have infor- A poster pasted on a shop. ❝ I was returning from Gurdwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh when I saw posters with ‘Chitta Ithe Milda Hai’ printed on them. I made a video and put it on social media ❞ A resident mation regarding those involved in drug trafficking and peddling, they should inform the police. The names of informers would kept secret. Jandiala Guru resident Road accident snuffs out lives arrested by Delhi cops of 2 youngsters in Tarn Taran Tribune News Service Youth booked for rape and Amritsar Group at the Guru Granth Sahib Bhawan auditorium. Prof SS Behl, Dean Academic Affairs, received Ajay Bhatt along with Lt Dr Anil Kumar, Associate NCC Officer from the University, Brig Rohit Kumar, Grp Cdr, Amritsar Group, and other senior officials. Bhatt honoured Prof Behl on behalf of the university. He also felicitated Dr Anil Kumar for his outstanding services in NCC like conduct of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat camp, Kargil Vijay Diwas at Jasmeet Kaur, a student of DAV College, Amritsar, was awarded the Best Cadet Award of NCC infantry wing. Union Minister of State for Defense Ajay Bhatt presented Jasmeet with a citation and honour at a special function held in the auditorium of Guru Nanak Dev University. Principal of the college Dr Amardeep Gupta, congratulated Jasmeet and said NCC plays a vital role in the all-round development of students. Residents rattled I Search on for misreants Cops register murder case MYSTERIOUS DEATH Amritsar, October 29 Day after the mysterious death of a local youth identified as Joga Singh of Sarangdev village falling under Ajnala police station here, the police have registered a murder case against unknown persons. Earlier, the police had initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC in this regard. Harmanjot Singh, brother of the deceased, told the police that Joga Singh was his elder brother who used to work at a doctor’s clinic as chemist. He had an affair with a married woman, who used to visit his shop He said on Thursday he had gone out of the house on his bike but did not return. Yesterday, his body was found with his damaged bike on Saidpur village road also there. Mastan Singh, investigating officer, said the role of the woman was also being looked into. He said a case under Secction 302, 427 of the IPC was registered in this regard. Amritsar, October 29 The Delhi police arrested Gurjit Singh alias Guri of Sheikhpura Mohalla in Jandiala Guru for allegedly possessing illegal weapons. He was allegedly part of Canada-based gangster Lakhbir Singh alias Landa and Pakistan based terrorist Harvinder Singh alias Rinda’s module. Gurjant was among six persons booked by the Amritsar city police in connection with the broad daylight killing of a banker identified as Lovepreet Singh outside Khalsa College here in May this year. The local police had denied any gang war in the incident while pointing out that the incident was outcome of a quarrel over a female friend. Besides Gurjant, the police had booked Manjinder Singh of Chawinda Devi vil- c m y b Accused already booked by city police in connection with murder of banker lage, Guri, Ravinder Singh and two unidentified persons in the case. The deceased was identified as Lovepreet Singh of Batala while his friend Gursimran Singh had sustained serious injuries in the firing instance occurred on May 30. The Delhi police have confiscated sophisticated weapons during their interrogation. These weapons were believed to be smuggled from Pakistan side. Among others who were nabbed by Delhi police included Lakhwinder Matru, an alleged hardened criminal, Harmander and Sukhdev of Moga who were allegedly overseeing cross border operations for Landa and Rinda module. One of them was to tie the knot on November 22 Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, October 29 Two youngsters of Majitha died in an accident on the Sheron-Jamarai road near Kot Mohammad Khan village on Friday. The deceased have been identified as Sharanjit Singh (35) and his friend Pardeep Singh (30). Sharanjit was to tie the knot on November 22. The duo was on their way to Jamarai village when they met with an accident. Sharanjit was going to deliver invitation card of his marriage to his friend. He had returned from Kuwait a month ago for his marriage. When the duo reached near Lotus Valley School, Kot Muhammad Khan, their two-wheeler bearing registration number PB-02 Sharanjit Singh Pardeep Singh DG-3805 was hit by a tractor-trailer. Sharanjit was riding the motorcycle while Pardeep Singh was riding pillion. The accident left the duo seriously injured and they were admitted at a local private hospital from where Pardeep was referred to a hospital in Amritsar after his health deteriorated, but he succumbed to the injures at the Amritsar hospital. Meanwhile, the condition of Sharanjit too deteriorated and he was also referred to a hospital in Amritsar, but died on the way. The Goindwal Sahib police led by Assistant SubInspector Amrik Singh visited the spot and registered a case under Sections 304A, 279, 337, 338 and 427 of the Indian Penal Code against the unknown driver of the tractor-trailer, who is at large.
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