22112022-ATR-01.qxd 11/22/2022 12:17 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE GNDU CONVOCATION ON NOV 25, GUV TO DELIVER ADDRESS PAGE 2 SINGER TAYLOR SWIFT TAKES HOME SIX AMA TROPHIES A day before, the university will mark its 53rd Foundation Day by holding various activities on the campus. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 3 Singer Taylor Swift won all six trophies she was contending for at the American Music Awards. MAX 25°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 8°C Tension in Majitha after 2 groups clash Miscreants resort to firing, stone-pelting | Arms seized SUNSET TUESDAY 5:28 PM PAGE 4 SHIVAM LIKELY TO MAKE COMEBACK ON SPLITSVILLA Shivam Sharma, who was seen in Splitsvilla 13 in 2021, is likely to make a comeback on the show this year. TUESDAY | 22 NOVEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:05 AM Cop booked for celebratory firing Signboards in Punjabi: Residents hail move Amritsar, November 21 The Amritsar rural police booked a constable for allegedly indulging in celebratory firing in an inebriated state during a marriage function. The accused has been identified as Ranjodh Singh, a telephone operator with the rural police. Majitha DSP Manmohan Singh said a video went viral where a youth was seen firing into the air during a marriage function. A probe was ordered and the youth was identified as a cop. — TNS Amritsar, November 21 Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s call to start a mass movement to use “Punjabi language” in signboards on private and public buildings across the state has evoked mixed response. Though a large section of society hailed the decision terming it as a ‘milestone’ to promote the mother tongue, others feel that any legal action against those who fail to do so would be uncalled for. A resident, Sukhwinder Singh, said, “The government must first ensure that ❝ The government must first ensure that all official works are done in Punjabi. In public offices, especially in judiciary, the work is done in the language with which most people are not comfortable. A signboard in Punjabi. all official works are done in Punjabi. In public offices, most importantly in judiciary, the work is done in the language with which most ❞ Sukhwinder Singh, A RESIDENT people are not comfortable.” He added that the government should ensure that all government letters and communications are done in the language which people understand. Many residents feel that the outcome of the move would depend on the government’s will to implement its orders. “So far, the CM has made it clear that all signboards should Punjabi as a prominent language but much depends on what action it would take once the deadline is over.” He said instead of forcing people to use one or other language, the government should motivate them by setting an example. — TNS Snatchers nabbed Teacher accuses school of Tribune News Service The accused in police custody in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 21 Tension prevailed in the Khasa Patti area in Majitha on Sunday evening after two groups — armed with firearms and sticks — clashed. On receiving information about the unrest, a team of cops rushed to the spot, and arrested multiple persons. The police seized two illegal pistols, a double barrel gun and 24 empty cartridges from the scene. Some of those arrested have been identified as Sukhchain Singh, Raj Babbar, Jashanpreeet Singh, Lovepreet Singh — all residents of Majitha — and Jobanjit Singh of Dadupura. Majitha Deputy Superintendent of Police Manmohan Singh stated that those involved in the clash engaged in firing and stone-pelting. The police have registered a case under Sections 160 and 336 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of Arms Act. Further investigation into the matter is under way. Efforts are being made to identify the others involved in the clash. SSP Swapan Sharma said appropriate action would be taken against the miscreants as per the law. Amritsar, November 21 The Amritsar rural police nabbed two persons for robbing a plastic crockery vendor in Kathunangal area here yesterday. They were identified as Arshdeep Singh and Princepal Singh, both residents of Fatehgarh Churian in Gurdaspur district. Harjit Singh, the complainant, told the police that he was going from Shehzada village to Chawinda Devi village when bike-borne masked miscreants snatched Rs 4,000 at gunpoint. Harjit entered into a scuffle with the robbers and was able to pull down their mask, revealing their iden- tity. He caught hold of Arshdeep while Princepal managed to flee. The police reached the spot and arrested Arshdeep and seized a country made pistol from him. The police registered a case under Section 379-B (2) of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of Arms Act against them. During the probe, the police also arrested Princepal and seized an illegal pistol besides 6 bullets from him. SSP Swapan sharma said Princepal was wanted in an attempt to murder case in Fatehgarh Churian while a snatching case was registered against him in Pathankot also. In the both cases, he was absconding. Amritsar, November 21 Acting on a tip-off, the Counter Intelligence (CI), Amritsar, has arrested five persons allegedly involved in arms trafficking. Those arrested have been identified as Ajay and Pipal Singh, Jora and Patras, all residents of Ferozepur and Sukhjinder Singh of Moga. An accomplice, Ranjodh Singh, managed to flee the spot. CI Assistant Inspector General Amanjit Singh Bajwa said the police have confiscated six pistols, magazines and live cartridges from them. They were nabbed in Rasulpur, Tarn Taran. “The suspects are undergoing interrogation. Efforts are being made to find out more about their links,” said the AIG. He explained that the police had got a tipoff that the accused were part of a module operated by Canada-based gangster Arsh Dhalla.” Bajwa added that the suspects had allegedly been supplying arms to gangsters and other criminals based in Punjab. A case has been registered against them under Section 25 of the Arms Act and Sections 120 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code at the State Special Operation Cell here. School has moved HC against tribunal order: Principal The Haryaval Punjab Organisation in collaboration with Sant Baba Kashmir Singh Ji Bhuriwale during an environment festival to raise awareness on climate change. TRIBUNE PHOTO Amritsar, November 21 Shweta Chatrath, a former teacher at The Millennium School — who was terminated in 2019 without a prior notice — has accused the school management of defying an order of the Punjab Educational Tribunal directing the school to reinstate her. Following her termination back in 2019, Shweta had approached the Punjab Educational Tribunal against the move. Finally, on July 20, the tribunal doled out an order for her reinstatement. Part of the order read, “the termi- nation order is set aside and the appellant is reinstated with immediate effect." “The order was passed in July 2022. The school management also acknowledged that they had received a copy of the order. Months have passed, but the school management is yet to reinstate me," rued Shweta. She added, "I have already approached the school authorities, but I was just told that they would get back to me." She has filed a complaint over the non-compliance of the tribunal order by the Woman poisoned, in-laws booked Smugglers supplying Spreading green message guns to gangsters held Tribune News Service defying order reinstating her Excise Commissioner fined ~20K for late liquor delivery Tarn Taran, November 21 Amandeep Kaur (26), a resident of Mari Udhoke village, was allegedly poisoned by her husband and her in-laws on Saturday. Kaur had tied the knot with Sukhdev Singh more than a year previously. She allegedly faced harassment from her in-laws over their demand for dowry. After her husband Sukhdev, her brother-in-law Surjit Singh, her father-inlaw Balwinder Singh and her mother-in-law Lakhbir Kaur allegedly poisoned her on Saturday, she was admitted to a private hospital in Bhikhiwind. She is still undergoing treatment, and her condition is said to be stable. ASI Satnam Singh said a case has been registered against the accused. — OC Modern gadgets have intruded on small screen primacy ❝ WORLD TELEVISION DAY I still remember the time when Doordarshan was to air the popular and hit movie Bobby in a late night telecast. We had started asking for permission from our parents weeks in advance Balbir Singh ❞ Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 21 As World Television Day was observed on Monday, it was also time for some stock taking with new gadgets restricting the need for it if not totally doing away with it. While the ‘Idiot Box’ continues to remain popular with new television sets with big screens aided by technology making the viewing more entertaining, TV also faces the threat of growing redundancy with smartphones and computers providing a parallel and powerful platform for the daily dose of entertainment and information. Old-timers however continue to be nos- as a kid ❝My favourite showTelevisionwas Ainak Wala Jin which was aired by Pakistan every Friday evening. We used to adjust television antenna every week to watch the show Satvir talgic about the time when they used to wait for months to watch a new movie telecast by Doordarshan even as separate movie channels in different languages have proliferated. Senior citizens recalled that those were the days when television antennas required adjusting every now and then to get a clear picture. DTH and cable service have done away ❞ with the problem as also the increase in number of TV towers for better connectivity. Senior citizens regret that one thing that television used to provide was quality family time when everybody would sit together to watch their favourite soap opera. Youngsters now prefer their personal gadgets over sitting alongside the family. Watching TV together was a daily ritual then in most households, summed up Harish Behal, an octogenarian. As 40-year-old Satvir said, “My favourite show as a kid was Ainak Wala Jin which was aired by Pakistan Television every Friday evening. We used to adjust TV antenna every week to watch the show.” Living in a village alongside international border with Pakistan, Satvir said, “At that time, c m y b Doordarshan was the only channel available. While elders then used to watch Pakistani serials as Dhuwan and Marvi, the kids loved Ainak Wala Jin. We used to adjust antenna every evening to watch Pakistani TV dramas.” Back in country, those were the days when towns and cities would come to a standstill at the time the epic Mahabharat and Ramayana was aired. Joginder Nath, another elderly, said, “If people were out of their homes, they would gather outside shops to watch the epic drama. The shopkeepers too obliged and everybody remained glued to the television till the show was aired. ” Seniors complained that now television is used only to watch prime time news debates and listen to news broadcasts only though much depends on personal preferences because of the surfeit of channels. While any movie, serial or documentary is just a click away now, old-timers stated that they used to wait for weeks for their favorite movie to be aired on television. “I still remember the time when Doordarshan was to air the popular and hit movie Bobby in a late night telecast. We had started asking for permission from our parents weeks in advance,” said Balbir Singh, a 52-year-old. It was the early days of television in the country engendering interest and nostalgia with the medium and people associated with it, with the changes also symbolising the changing value system and social mores. Jalandhar, November 21 Late delivery of booze to a consumer for a party for which he had duly taken permit from the Excise Department has cost the District Excise and Taxation Commissioner and a liquor company dearly. He has been asked to pay Rs 20,000 to the consumer as compensation and litigation expenses. Complainant Avneet Singh, a resident of Basti Sheikh, said he had been blessed with a baby boy in 2019 and hence he decided to celebrate the function of his son’s first Lohri in January 2020. The complainant booked a palace for the purpose for January 11 from 8 pm onwards. The family of the complainant decided to serve liquor to the guests and sought permit from the Excise and Taxation on January 7. The permit was issued without complete details and the complainant was forced to buy liquor from Jalandhar Wine. The company issued bill with a serial number but without mentioning VAT and taxes on it. The said practice is clearly intentional and falls under the category of unfair trade practice and negligence service. Further, Jalandhar Wine forced the complainant to buy liquor from the liquor shop namely National Dhaba, ceasing his right to make the purchase from the shop of his choice. The delivery of the liquor was supposed to be made on the function night. The complainant alleged that he was forced to roam around from one shop to another shop for the liquor that night due to the act and conduct of company. He alleged that by the time he got the booze delivery, it had been very late and many of the guests had school management with the DEO office. The Millenium School Principal Shailja Tandon, claimed that the school has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the tribunal order. "We will be pursuing it further,” she said. However, Shweta said she has yet not received any notice from the court in this regard. The District Education office issued a letter demanding that the school management present a copy of the appeal made in the High Court against the order. — TNS FORCED TO BUY FROM SELECT COMPANY ■ Complainant Avneet Singh had sought permit from the Excise and Taxation Dept on January 7 to serve liquor at a function ■ The permit was issued without complete details and the complainant was forced to buy liquor from Jalandhar Wine ■ The company issued bill with a serial number but without mentioning VAT and taxes on it, which was unfair trade practice already left and the function got disturbed. The complainant said he faced loss of time, humiliation and loss of finance and sought Rs 1 lakh as compensation. A notice was issued to Jalandhar Wine as well as the DETC. Since no one appeared for the company, it was proceeded against exparte. There was just one appearance from the office of the DETC but he, too, failed to file a written statement for the past many dates and hence he, too, was proceeded against exparte. The forum noted that there is no such rule/law where a person can be compelled to purchase a liquor from a particular shop once he has paid excise tax. “Since the opposition parties have not come to contest the case, the version of the complainant remained un-rebutted and un-challenged. The allegation of the complainant is supported by his affidavit and supporting documents. After going through the documents and affidavit, the complaint is partly accepted and opposite parties are directed to pay Rs 20,000 as compensation including litigation expenses to the complainant for causing mental agony,” the forum decided. — TNS
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