11112022-ATR-01.qxd 11/11/2022 12:07 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE ANGANWADI WORKERS TO BOYCOTT VERIFICATION WORK Anganwadi workers of the district have announced to boycott of verification work being assigned to them. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY 1 nabbed with 110-gm heroin Our Correspondent PAGE 2 NORA FATEHI TO PARTNER WITH NICKI MINAJ FOR FIFA ANTHEM PAGE 3 Nora will be lending her voice along with rapper Nicki Minaj for the official football anthem, FIFA World Cup 2022. MAX 26°C | MIN 13°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 15°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5:33 PM Janoon, of Dhunda village. On seeing the police, the accused tried to flee the spot but was nabbed by the cops. The police, on his search, recovered 110-gm heroin from his possession. A case under Sections 21-B, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused, said police official Lakhbir Singh. PAGE 4 The argument between Archana Gautam and Thakare escalated because the latter made a personal remark. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:55 AM FRIDAY | 11 NOVEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR Illegal water bottling plant sealed Man steals car on pretext of test drive Tribune News Service Tarn Taran, November 10 The Goindwal Sahib police arrested one person with 110gm heroin on Wednesday. ASI Lakhbir Singh said the accused had been identified as Rajandeep Singh, alias ARCHANA GAUTAM EXPELLED FROM BIGG BOSS 16AFTER BRAWL Amritsar, November 10 The Health Department busted an illegal water packaging unit being run from the Chhehharta area by one Satnam Singh. The health officials stated that the water packaged by the illegal unit was being sold under three brand names — Diamond Drops, Aqua Silver and Neer Dhara. Food Safety Assistant Commissioner Rajinderpal Singh said the factory owner could not produce the mandatory licence required under the Food Safety and Standards Act. He said the factory also wasn’t registered with the Bureau of Indian Standards. Singh said the factory was sealed in the presence of the owner and the local police. The Health Department had Samples sent to a food testing laboratory in Kharar ❝The factory owner could not produce the mandatory licence required under the Food Safety and Standards Act. It also wasn’t registered with the Bureau of Indian Standards. Rajinderpal ❞ Singh, FOOD SAFETY ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER Officials of the Health Department seal the illegal water packaging unit in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO also collected the samples of water. “The samples have been sent to a food testing laboratory in Kharar and action against the factory, as per law, would be taken if the samples failed on quality parametres,” said the Assistant Food Commissioner. Normally, people prefer to buy a water bottle while at market places and eating joints as they feel that other sources of water might be contaminated and not fit for use. However, the recent discovery of illegal and substandard packed water being sold in the market is enough to shatter the belief of health conscious readers. It is not for the first time that illegal water packaging units have been discovered in the city. Earlier too, such units were sealed by the Health Department on many occasions. PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 10 An unidentified person snatched an SUV at gunpoint from an employee of a Tata Motors showroom located near the Golden Gate here today. The accused had taken the SUV on the pretext of a test drive before taking it away after pushing down its employee at gunpoint near Manawala. He was wearing a mask. The police have started probe and a case has been registered. The police were scrutinising CCTVs of the showroom in order to find some clues about the perpetrator. As per details, he completed the formalities before taking the SUV for a test drive. Jagjit Singh, an employee of the showroom, accompanied Pushes staff out of vehicle at gunpoint him. The police have recorded his statement for lodging an FIR against the miscreant. He told the police that the accused took the SUV towards Manawala side for the test drive. After reaching near Manawala, he took out a pistol and pointed at him. He asked him to move out of the vehicle. SP (investigations) Jugraj Singh said CCTV cameras on the route were being analysed for finding clues about the suspect. He said as per showroom authorities, there was not much fuel in the SUV He said . the nearby petrol pumps were alerted and search was on to locate the vehicle. Suri murder: Suspect’s kin seek protection Robbers open fire at Tarn Taran Demand lFIR against those threatening them of dire consequences shopkeeper Tribune News Service Kin of suspect Sandeep Singh and others after meeting the Police Commissioner. VISHAL KUMAR 4 rob property consultant of ~75,000 Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 10 Four persons allegedly barged into an office, created ruckus and robbed cash in the Damganj area here on Thursday. Sunny Chawla, the complainant, told the police that the accused decamped with Rs 75,000 cash from his office. Chawla works as property consultant and also a parking contractor in the district court. The police have booked Manga, alias Chiku, of Labor Colony, Sukhraj Singh of Amritsar, November 10 Six days after the murder of Shiv Sena Taksali president Sudhir Suri, the family members of Sandeep Singh, the prime suspect of the murder, have approached the city police for providing security and lodging an FIR against those who were threatening them of dire consequences. Sandeep Singh’s advocate and senior lawyer Bhagwant Singh Sialka accompanied them. Sialka had also been a member of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). Mandeep Singh and Hardeep Singh, brothers of Sandeep Singh, said following the November 4 incident, various leaders of the near their shops and house. Various Sikh organisations have also come out to help the family. They are holding ‘Theekri Pehra’ outside their house. Police Commissioner Arun Pal Singh said they had already taken steps in this direction by deploying policemen and reassured the family about their safety and security. Tarn Taran, November 10 A trader was injured in a firing incident at his shop on the National Highway No. 54 near the Muradpur locality by three armed robbers on Wednesday night. The shopkeeper, Gurprem Singh (24) of Rureassal, running a welding shop was about to leave from his shop when three armed robbers came continued on page 2 ‘Handicrafts remind us of our rich heritage’ Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 10 Minister for Local Government Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar arrived as the chief guest at the ongoing Saras Mela and praised the artisans for displaying handicrafts at the mela. Dr Nijjar said in today’s mechanised age, handicrafts and handloom remind us of our rich heritage and the skill of our artisans and weavers. Dr Nijjar also inspected SARAS MELA various stalls and encouraged children participating in the cultural live performances at the Saras Mela. He also honoured the participating children by giving special prizes. “More such handicraft fairs should be organised to highlight the talent of our weavers and artisans, who are fighting for their survival. The popularity and shear skill of our handicrafts and handloom have been acknowledged world over. So, we must encourage the community of artisans to continue with their legacy and give them more platforms to showcase their products,” he said. In the evening, Punjabi singer Feroz Khan performed at the venue and was honoured by the organisers. Aman Sandhu, anoth- er Punjabi singer, will be performing on November 12. Additional Deputy Commissioner Randhir Singh Mudhal said traders from different states were witnessing encouraging response from visitors and buyers as footfall at the mela was gradually increasing. Mudhal said last evening, Punjabi singer Supanandan Kaur, who is also the Assistant Excise Commissioner, Amritsar, performed at the fair. Minister for Local Government Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar felicitates students during the Saras Mela. Low-cost machinery, incentives can help Two elderly die in fight problem of stubble-burning, say experts separate accidents Tribune News Service Baba Jeewan Singh Colony, Goldy, Mintu and Sunny of the Bangla Basti area and others in the case. No arrest has been made so far, said investigating officer ASI Sukhwant Singh. Chawla said he along with Parminder Singh was present at his office at Shah Di Haweli in the Damganj area. He said on the upper floor, they had kept cash of the parking at the district court. He said the accused barged into their office and decamped with the cash. They also damaged the office and infrastructure before fleeing the spot. The police have registered a case under Sections 452, 323, 379-B (2), 427, 148 and 149 of the IPC against them and raids were on to nab them, said the ASI. Shiv Sena had been threatening the family of dire consequences. They alleged that the accused also damaged their car and two shops located near the spot. They also thrashed the employees of their shop, besides taking out cash from the cash box. They alleged that some unscrupulous elements could be seen making rounds Amritsar, November 10 Crop diversification, large scale awareness campaigns, incentives and latest low-cost machinery are some ways through which problem of stubble-burning in the fields can be checked. This was the outcome of a two-day deliberation during the national conference on “Air Quality and Human Health: Consequences and Remedies” held at Khalsa College. Organised by the postgraduate department of botany, in collaboration with the Punjab Pollution Control Board, Patiala, the conference was sponsored by the National Clean Air Programme, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, New Delhi. Four technical sessions and a parallel session for Young Environmentalist Award were held. NATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD AT KHALSA COLLEGE A national conference on the “Air Quality and Human Health: Consequences and Remedies” was held at Khalsa College. Organised by the postgraduate department of botany, in collaboration with the Punjab Pollution Control Board, Patiala, the conference was sponsored by the National Clean Air Programme, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, New Delhi. Sharing facts and data on air quality deterioration, Dr MS Bhatti, from the Department of Environment Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), talked about recent data of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) from 1990 to 2019, as the death rate increased by 2.5 per cent (10 lakh deaths per year because of air pollution). At an hour, when the quality of air in the state is being categorised as severe and toxic, the conference was inau- c m y b gurated with an aim to motivate students and participants to think and work for the welfare of environment and society. RMS Chinna, honorary secretary, KCGC, said it was not right to blame the farmers alone for the deteriorating air quality as there were other causes of pollution too. Keynote speaker Padma Shree Sant Baba Sewa Singh, an environmentalist, emphasised on the importance of plants in maintaining air and soil quality and prevention of floods. He also stressed on planting more trees to make this environment more suitable to live for the coming generations. He explained how his teams planted over seven lakh trees, established around 200 fruit gardens and over 250 Guru Nanak forests to make a difference to the environment. Other panelists, including Prof (Dr) Adarsh Pal Vig, chairman of the Punjab Pollution Control Board, discussed various activities done by the board to make farmers aware of problems caused by stubble-burning and crop diversification. continued on page 2 Amritsar, November 10 Two elderly persons died in two separate road mishaps that occurred in the rural belt of the district. In an incident, a rashly driven sand-laden vehicle hit an old man when he along with his grandson was out for a morning walk in the Ajnala area. The driver of the pickup truck fled the spot leaving the vehicle behind. The incident had occurred four days ago and the victim, identified as Harjit Singh (65) of Gopal Nagar in Ajnala, succumbed to the injuries in a hospital yesterday. Jasbir Singh, the complainant, stated to the police that he along with his grandfather was out for a walk on November 6. They were going from Satsang Radha Soami Ajnala road to main Ajnala Chowk. He said suddenly a rashly driven sandladen mini truck came from behind. He said he narrowly escaped in the incident while his grandfather Harjit Singh was hit by the mini truck. He sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a hospital. He said during enquries, they found that the truck was being driven by Dadu of Khanwal village which is notorious for illegal sand mining. The police have impounded the vehicle bearing registration number PB-02-BK-9487, while a case under Sections 304-A and 279 of the IPC was registered against Dadu at the Ajnala police station. He has been absconding since the incident. In an another incident, a woman identified as Kuljit Kaur (55) of Fatahpur Rajputa Khurd village died after a scooter hit her scooter near Gehri Mandi village falling under Jandiala Guru police station. She was riding pillion while her son Karanvir Singh was driving it. The police have booked Gurbhej Singh of Fatahpur Rajputa village in the case. continued on page 2
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