19112022-ATR-01.qxd 11/19/2022 12:27 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE LOCAL SHAWL UNITS BEAR THE BRUNT, EXPORTS NOSEDIVING The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has put a spanner in the restoration of the pre-Covid shawl export level. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF MAN'S BODY FOUND NEAR RLY STATION Tarn Taran: The Government Railway Police found a dead body of an unidentified person near the railway station at Bhagtanwala on late Thursday evening. ASI Manjit Singh, incharge of the local Government Railway Police post, said the body of a man, who appeared to be in his forties, was found lying at a secluded place. The body was sent to the mortuary of the GRP, Amritsar. OC 9 STOLEN BIKES RECOVERED Amritsar: During interrogation of a vehicle lifter, Chheharta police have seized nine bikes following his disclosure. Ajmer Singh of Mehmudpura in Lopoke was held by the police on November 10 with a stolen scooter. He was brought on police remand and his interrogation led to the recovery of nine bikes, said Gurwinder Singh, SHO, Chheharta police station, here. TNS TWO ARRESTED WITH HEROIN Amritsar: Division D police have arrested Rohit, alias Mau, of Lal Quarters in Gilwali gate for allegedly possessing 20-gm heroin here on Thursday. Similarly, narcotic cell has seized 10-gm heroin from Lovepreet Singh of Ranjhe Di Haveli. Both were produced in a court and brought on police remand. TNS 2 MOBILES SEIZED FROM JAIL INMATES Amritsar: Amritsar Central Jail authorities have seized two mobile phones and 20 bundles of cigarettes from two prisoners from high security zone of the central jail complex. The two inmates from whom the cell phones were seized were identified as Joban Singh of Kathunangal and Shamsher Singh of Batala. TNS PAGE 2 VICKY ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE OF GOVINDA NAAM MERA ELLEN POMPEO BIDS ADIEU TO ABC’S GREY’S ANATOMY Starring Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Kiara, Govinda Naam Mera has finally got its release date. MAX 24°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 9°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:29 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:02 AM Marriage was solemnised to get Sandeep settled in Australia, says complainant Tribune News Service AFTER GETTING PR, FAMILY’S ATTITUDE CHANGED Amritsar, November 18 The Jandiala police have booked four members of a family, including an NRI, on charges of dowry and criminal breach of trust. They were identified as Sandeep Kumar, an Australia-based NRI, his elder brother Sunil Kumar, father Rashpal and mother Veena Rani, all residents of Jyotisar Colony in Jandiala. The complainant, Meera Kumari, a resident of Madhuawa Mehalpur in The complainant alleged her daughter returned to Australia after a month of marriage and completed all the formalities for the PR visa of Sandeep. She said in May 2019 Sandeep also went to Australia and in December same year he got the PR. She alleged following this, his and his families' attitude changed and he started harassing his daughter. Hoshiarpur, in her statement to the Jandiala police alleged that the family got Sandeep married with her daughter only to get him (Sandeep) settled in Australia. Sandeep got an Australian PR only after marrying her daughter Saysha, a practicing solicitor in that country. Meera also works as a nurse in Australia. She alleged she gave an advertisement on a matrimonial website following which Sunil Kumar contacted them and proposed for marriage for his younger brother Sandeep Kumar who they claimed had done his BBA from England. She said in Hand grenade seizure: Rajasthan links of two drug peddlers probed 2-day pension seva camps begins Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 18 On the directions of the state government, the district administration today began a two-day pension seva camp to resolve the issues of Punjab government retirees here. Addressing the camp, Harpreet Singh Sudan, Deputy Commissioner, said with the intention of quickly resolving the issues of retired employees of various departments of the state government, the pension seva camp was organised. Most of the disputes pertained to periodic increase in pension, outstanding amount and medical bills, etc. He said the problems of the pensioners would be solved priority basis and the camp was held only to save aged pensioners from visiting head offices at Chandigarh. As per guidelines issued by the government in this regard, no pensioner should be deprived of financial benefits and every retired employee should get his or her dues in time. MORE RECOVERIES Amritsar, November 18 Two cross-border smugglers, who were held with a Pakistani hand grenade on Thursday, brought the same from their accomplices in Rajasthan. This came to light during the interrogation of the duo — Parkash Singh and his brother-in-law Angrej Singh — both residents of Ferozepur district. They were sent to three-day police custody. Parkash, a convict in a heroin seizure case, had come out on parole in March this year. However, he was to return to jail in May, but he jumped the parole. Police sources said during interrogation it was found that they had come in contact with the Rajasthan-based border smugglers in the jail. Immediately after coming out on parole, he along with Angrej, who was also out on bail in a drug seizure case, went to Rajasthan to meet A police official said they were identifying those who had provided shelter to them. They were investigating their links in Amritsar and other parts of Punjab. The police were hoping to make more recoveries from them. their contacts. The two has visited Rajasthan several times after getting parole. A police official said they were identifying those who had provided shelter to them. They were investigating their links in Amritsar and other parts of Punjab. The police were hoping to make more recoveries from them. The police said the duo were drug addicts who were involved in cross-border drug trafficking. Parkash has three NDPS cases registered against him while Angrej had one case of similar nature. The police were looking to the financial details of the two smugglers. Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Bollywood actor Anupam Kher being welcomed in Amritsar. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR dous talent in Punjabi film industry and I am also doing a film with singer Guru Randhawa, titled Kucch Khatta Ho Jaye, which we are shooting for.” He discussed his books, his journey in Bollywood, his ups and his downs, and how his journey has only made him stronger and wiser. He revealed that after landing in Amritsar, he gorged on the famous Amritsari Kulchas and gulped down a whole glass of lassi. “I think March 2018, the duo were engaged and in December same year they were married. She said they had spent a huge amount of money on the marriage and fulfilled their demands. She alleged after the marriage the accused started demanding money and they gave Rs 5 lakh in December 2018. She alleged her daughter returned to Australia after a month of marriage and completed all the formalities for the PR visa of Sandeep. She said in May 2019 Sandeep also went to Australia and in December same year he got the PR. She alleged following this, his and his families’ attitude changed and he started harassing his daughter. She gave birth to a daughter on December 2020. A few days later, Sandeep left her daughter without telling anyone. Even his family members blocked their mobile phone numbers. Following a preliminary probe, the police registered a case under Sections 498-A and 406 of the IPC against the suspects, said investigating officer SI Heera Singh. SATURDAY | 19 NOVEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR Man dies in road mishap, case filed Tribune News Service Amritsar, november 18 An unidentified person died allegedly in a road mishap in Ajnala here yesterday. The police have registered a case against unidentified persons in this regard. ASI Sukhjit Singh said the police received information from Ajnala Civil Hospital that a man in unconscious state was admitted to the hospital. He was brought to the hospital by a man who identified himself as Gagan. Sukhjit Singh said when the police team reached the hospital, they did not find Gagan there. He said the victim later died and his body had been kept in the mortuary of the hospital for identification. He said as per doctors and a preliminary probe, it appears to be a case of road mishap. The Ajnala police have registered a case under Sections 304-A and 279, IPC. The ASI said the footage of CCTV footage of areas around the hospital was being scrutinised to find clues. Pankaj Berry, Kaveri Priyam visit city to promote upcoming show on Sony SAB Tribune News Service Neha Saini person — Balwant — said to me, “Ethe jinna giroge, zindagi vich uhna hi uthoge (the more you slip and fall here, the more you’ll rise in life).” His words were so profound,” he said. Kher also said that he finds Punjabi films interesting and looks forward to working in Punjabi films, if offered any good role. “The last movie I did was Yaara Naal Bahara, and after that I kept waiting for more offers. I feel that there is tremen- PAGE 4 Ellen Pompeo has said a final goodbye to ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy fans in a post shared on social media. NRI, family booked for seeking dowry Visiting Golden Temple an emotional experience, says actor Anupam Kher Amritsar, November 18 Actor Anupam Kher captivated the audience during a special interaction hosted by FICCI FLO city chapter at The Bagh. Kher, who has turned out to be the most commercially successful actor in a year that saw big stars fail, shared how he is still hungry for better, challenging roles as an actor. “With 38 years behind me and more to go, I want to work to my potential, even beyond that as an artist,” he said. The evening saw Kher engage in an insightful conversation with FICCI FLO Chairperson Shikha Sareen and Dr Simarpreet Sandhu, as he shared stories from his childhood, his school days and his journey as a young actor in Mumbai. He also dwelt on his love for Amritsar and Punjabi films. “I am always happy to visit Amritsar, a city of beautiful people with unmatched spirit. Visiting the Golden Temple was such an emotional experience for me. While inside the golden temple, I tripped and almost fell a couple of times. That is when my security PAGE 3 I have already added a few kilos in a single day thanks to the amazing food here,” he joked. Talking about his latest release — Uncchai, starring Amitabh Bacchan, Boman Irani and Danny Denzongpa alongside him — Kher said that it was heartening to know that a story like this one could move the audience so heavily. “It’s an offbeat subject, a simple story of friendship, grief and how it is overcome,” he said. c m y b Amritsar, November 18 Star cast of Sony SAB’s upcoming show Dil Diyaan Gallaan paid obeisance at the Golden Temple here on Friday. Actors Pankaj Berry, Jasjeet Babbar, Sandeep Baswana, Ravi Gossain, Kaveri Priyam, and Hema Sood offered prayers and also visited the langar hall at the complex. The launch of the show from Amritsar was a deliberate decision by the cast as they wanted to begin their TV journey by seeking the blessings of the Almighty. Pankaj Berry, aka Dilpreet in the show, said, “As a Punjabi, Amritsar is close to my heart, and I have been visiting my family here ever since. Before embarking on this new journey, we consider it auspicious to take the blessings of our Waheguru Ji. The experience of visiting the Golden Temple was surreal. This place gives a feeling that is found nowhere else, just like the feeling of being with your family and loved ones.” Indian film and television actor Pankaj Berry (third from right), Kaveri Priyam (extreme left) and other star cast of an upcoming show, Dil Diyaan Gallaan, pay obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Friday. As for the show, he said, “It throws light on relationships and family as the story depicts the conflict with physical and emotional distances among family members. I will be playing the character of a strong dignified Indian Punjabi father expecting a lot from his children. I am excited and hope the audience relates to the show too.Based on the conflicts and emotional distances of three generations of a family, the show is produced by Rashmi Sharma.” Kaveri Priyam, who plays Amrita in the show, said she would be essaying the role of a modern yet traditional girl. “I am fortunate to have start- ed the show’s journey by visiting the Golden Temple. I am deeply grateful for the blessings of the Almighty. I am eager to play a modern but traditional character. The show builds bridges uniting people in relationships and us with the audiences. We hope the audience will respond positively.” Multipurpose health staff union elects office-bearers Tarn Taran, November 18 The district unit of Multipurpose Health Employees Union elected its officebearers at a session held here on Friday. Gurbir Singh Pandori was elected president of the union while Jaswinder Singh general secretary. Other office-bearers of the union were also elected on the occasion. Jaswant Singh, Major Singh Dhunn, Paljit Singh and other leaders of different unions condemned the state government for its anti-employee, farmer, other pro-corporate policies. Leaders of different unions passed a resolution demanding regular jobs for contract and ad hoc workers, restoration of old pension scheme, change the name of multipurpose health employees cadre, restoration of allowances, regular staff for mohalla clinics, Punjab pay scales to the state government employees and to stop privatisation of the Health Department. Office-bearers Devinder Singh, finance secretary; Sukhwinderpal Singh vice president;, Tejinder Singh Kairon joint secretary and Sukhdev Singh Sursing chief adviser were present. — OC Shopkeepers display their articles on the footpath on the Heritage Street in Amritsar on Friday. Civic body constitutes team to check encroachments in city Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 18 The Amritsar Municipal Corporation (MC) has deputed a permanent six-member team to check encroachments along the Heritage Street after all efforts of the civic body failed to make the street encroachment free. The MC has been making efforts to check encroachments upon the Heritage Street near the Golden Temple. But soon after antiencroachment drives end, the street vendors again encroach upon the Heritage Street. Joint Commissioner Hard- eep Singh has issued orders that a team has been deployed to remove illegal encroachments in and around the Heritage Street. The team will be led by Inspector Aman Kumar. Two police personnel will also stay with the team. A tractortrailer and a driver have also been provided to the team. The team will report at the office of the Fire Brigade Department located at Town Hall. The goods seized by the team would be kept there. The team will be stationed here from 9 am to 5 pm. The Estate Department team will also visit the Heritage Street once in a day. However, the encroachments upon the streets in the vicinity of the Golden Temple happen in the evening. The MC often takes action against the vendors during office time. But the commuters, who visit the Golden Temple and walled city, suffer rampant snarlups in the evening. The MC’s Estate Wing officials claimed that team deputed for removing the encroachments would help to keep the Heritage Street neat and clean and the Estate Wing would also keep a check on the encroachments taking place upon the Heritage Street till late in the evening.
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