19022023-ATR-01.qxd 2/19/2023 12:02 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY AHEAD OF G-20 SUMMIT, CITY UNDERGOES MASSIVE FACELIFT ACTOR ZEENAT AMAN OPENS UP ABOUT HER GREY HAIR BHAWEEKA CHAUDHARY SHOOTS WITH A BABY BUMP Roads and power supply apparatus are undergoing a massive facelift in the city ahead of G-20 summit. P2 Zeenat Aman has now opened up about her grey hair through a picture post, clicked by her son . P3 MAX 29°C | MIN 13°C YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 10°C Bhaweeka is shooting for Maitree with a baby bump. She has been pulling off every scene effortlessly. P4 » » SUNSET SUNDAY 6.20 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 7:08 AM » SUNDAY | 19 FEBRUARY 2023 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF ONE ARRESTED WITH HEROIN Amritsar: The Cantonment police have arrested Dilbagh Masih of Chak Kalan village here for allegedly possessing 50-gm heroin. The police also impounded his scooter on which he was travelling. SI Kulwant Singh, in-charge, Gumtala police chowki, said the accused was nabbed at a check point. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against him. TNS WOMAN DIES IN ROAD MISHAP Amritsar: A woman lost her life after being hit by a car, while crossing a road near Narula plot here. The unidentified accused fled the spot. The police have registered a case. Jasbir Singh, son of the deceased, Balbir Kaur, said the accused was driving the car rashly, which led to the incident. TNS LECTURE ON ARMY JOB PROCESS Amritsar: The Army Recruitment Office in association with the district administration conducted an awareness lecture-cumdemonstration on various recruitment opportunities under the Agnipath scheme here on Saturday. TNS 3 nabbed with 465-gm heroin worth ~2 cr Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, February 18 Three persons were arrested with 465-gm heroin from different places by teams of respective police stations here on Friday. The value of the contraband is estimated at ~2.32 crore in the international market. SP (Investigation) Vishaljit Singh told newsmen here on Saturday that a police team of the CIA staff, Patti, led by ASI Charanjit Singh, arrested Satnam Case registered under Sections of NDPS Act Singh Satta of Jaura village from Kairon village and recovered 305-gm heroin. Meanwhile, Bhinder Singh Bhinda, a resident of Jauneke village, was arrested with 105-gm heroin by the Harike police. In another incident, a police party of Sarhali led by Sub-Inspector Kewal Singh arrested Nishan Singh, a resident of Naushehra Pannuan village, with 55-gm heroin. SP Vishaljit Singh said the accused, identified Nishan Singh, along with two others was seen going from Lauhuka village to Naushehra Pannuan in a Verna car. The police signalled the car occupants to stop the car. Nishan Singh was arrested and his two accomplices who were later identified as Kala Singh and Sohan Singh, residents of Chaudhriwala managed to escape from the spot. The police had registered cases under relevant Sections of the NDPS Act. Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, February 18 A school student was killed on the spot and two of his friends were injured near Marimegha, a border area village, when a school van hit the Bullet motorcycle the trio were riding from the front here on Friday. The victim has been identified as Gursajan Singh (17), who was a student of Class X. The injured were identified as Sukhman Singh, a student of Class VIII and Arashdeep Singh of Class VI. Trio students were on way TRIO WAS GOING TO SCHOOL ON MOTORCYCLE ■ The victim has been identified as 17-year- old Gursajan Singh (pic), who was a student of Class X. The injured were identified as Sukhman Singh, a student of Class VIII, and Arashdeep Singh of Class VI ■ The trio was on way to school on a Bullet motorcycle driven by Gursajan of Dall village. When they reached Marimegha village, the school van hit them from the front. All three were admitted to a private hospital in Bhikhiwind. A case under Sections 304-A, 279, 337, 338 and 427 of the IPC has been registered to school on the Bullet motorcycle driven by Gursajan Singh, son of Ranjit Singh, a resident of Dall village. When they reached Marimegha village, the school van hit them from the front. All the three were admitted to a private Tribune News Service Accused Nishan Singh in the >> police custody. GURBAXPURI Student killed, 2 friends hurt in road mishap hospital in Bhikhiwind. Gursajan Singh was declared dead by doctors. Keeping in view the critical condition of Sukhman Singh, his parents took him to a private hospital in Amritsar. ASI Karamjit Singh, posted at the Khalra police station, reached the spot and collected evidence. A case under Sections 304-A, 279, 337, 338 and 427 of the IPC has been registered against Bhola Singh, a resident of Sidhwan village, the driver of the school van. He fled the spot soon after the accident. Bank robbery: Six detained, probe on Apply for subsidy by February 28 Amritsar, february 18 The Agriculture Department has invited applications from farmers for 40 per cent to 50 per cent subsidy on machines under the “Sub-mission on Agricultural Mechanisation” (SMAM) scheme. Chief Agriculture Officer Dr Jatinder Singh Gill said individual farmers and custom hiring centres could file their applications at the online portal till February 28. The applicants can apply for machines such as laser land leveler, potato planter, DSR drill etc. — TNS Amritsar, February 18 The city police have detained six persons in the bank robbery case, in which two armed persons looted Rs 22.48 lakh from a zonal branch of the Punjab National Bank in Rani Ka Bagh area two days ago. Nevertheless, the police were yet to make any significant breakthrough in the case. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigation) Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar said the police have detained several suspects and their interrogation was underway. A police official said the police have detained six persons in the case so far. Yesterday, the police carried out raids in several localities on Ram Tirath Road, while tracing the route of the robbers by analysing CCTVs. On Thursday, an armed person entered the bank at 12.10 pm. There were around 13 persons, including two customers, present in the bank at that time. The accused pointed a gun at the staff and customers and looted cash to the tune of Rs 22.48 lakh from the cabin of the cashier. One of his accomplice remained at the entrance gate. It took just two minutes ACCUSED WILL BE HELD SOON: DCP ❝ Miscreants are targeting the banks that did not have security guards. The accused will be arrested soon. — Mukhwinder Singh ❞ Bhullar, DCP (INVESTIGATION) for the perpetrators to commit the robbery. Ironically, the bank is located just few metres away from the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and order) and Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), while cantonment police station was also situated nearby. A similar instance had occurred in a PNB branch in Kathunangal on December 22 last year, in which two robbers had decamped with Rs 17 lakh. Bhullar said the accused were targeting the banks that did not had any security guard. He said the accused would be arrested soon. Notorious criminal used weapon registered in the name of mother Tribune News Service An artiste dressed up as Lord Shiva during a religious procession; (right) devotees pay obeisance at a temple to mark Mahashivratri in Amritsar on Saturday. PHOTOS: SUNIL KUMAR Mahashivratri: Thousands of devotees make beeline for temples Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 18 Mahashivratri, a festival dedicated to Lord Shiva, was celebrated in the holy city of Amritsar on Saturday. Thousands of devotees made beelines for temples to offer prayers since the crack of the dawn. Temples decked up with flowers and decorative lights | People organise langars across city They were seen holding pitchers filled with milk in their hands and patiently waited for their turn to enter the sanctum sanctorum of temples. The temples were decked up with flowers and decorative lights. Huge rush of devotees were witnessed at famous Shiva temples, including Shivala Veer Bhan, Shivala Bhaiyan, Rise in mercury worries farmers Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 18 The unusual rise in temperature, especially during the daytime, has worried farmers as they fear a decrease in yield. Farmers complained that day temperature was unusually high and it would result in ripening of the crop early. “Grains start to shrink even before they have gained their full mass and as a result, overall produce would decrease,” said Joginder Singh, a farmer, adding that the weather condition had also increased the irrigation needs of crops. With wheat being a major crop of the season, it has been grown on an estimated area of 1.80 lakh hectares in the district. Farmers said last year too they had witnessed a decrease in the wheat yield as DON’T IGNORE CROPS’ IRRIGATION NEEDS ❝ The rise in temperature is certainly worrisome. Farmers are advised not to ignore irrigation needs of the crops, especially wheat. For better yield, farmers should also be cautious regarding diseases such as Karnal bunt and yellow rust. — Dr Jatinder Singh Gill, ❞ CHIEF AGRICULTURE OFFICER temperature had increased during mid-March. They claimed that last year, wheat yield had dropped by up to five quintals. However, the reports by the district agriculture department assessed the loss to be around one quintal per acre. “This time, as the weather has changed in mid-February, it is feared that the loss would be more than the last year,” said another farmer Balkar Singh. He said farmers have also cultivated mustard crop in their fields and are yet to know about the impact of rise in temperature on it. Chief Agriculture Officer Dr Jatinder Singh Gill said: “The rise in temperature is certainly worrisome.” He said farmers were being advised not to ignore irrigation needs of the crops, especially wheat. He said for better yield, farmers should also be cautious regarding diseases such as Karnal bunt and yellow rust. c m y b Durigana Temple etc. The people organised langars across the city that led to snarl-ups on several roads. The police remained on their toes to thwart any untoward incident and police teams were deputed outside temples and other religious places. Amritsar, February 18 The weapon recovered from notorious criminal Arshjot Singh, alias Ghuggi, who along with his accomplice was held by the city police following a hot chase, was a licensed one. The weapon was registered in the name of his mother Surinder Kaur. The police have now started a probe to ascertain how they managed to procure the licence of the weapon even though he and his brother were also facing criminal charges. Meanwhile, Arshjot Singh, a resident of Tarpur village falling under the Mattewal police station in Amritsar rural area, and his accomplice Avinash of Mustafabad area, were produced in the court, which sent them to police custody for one day. They would be produced PROBE ON Investigations are under progress to find out how the accused managed to get the licence. We are also writing to Amritsar rural police in this regard. ❝ — Varinder Singh Khosa, ❞ ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE (NORTH) before the Duty Magistrate. Assistant Commissioner of Police (North) Varinder Singh Khosa said investigations were under progress to find out how they managed to get the licence. “We are also writ- ing to Amritsar rural police in this connection,” he said. He said as per initial investigations, his brother was also facing criminal charges. The police said the involvement of some employees in the district administration could not be ruled out. He said that the interrogation revealed that they wanted to commit a crime in Kathunangal area. The police also identified their three accomplices who were to meet them. He said raids were on to nab them. The Sadar police have arrested Arshjot and Avinash after a hot chase of around half an hour on 88-foot road here on Friday. The police recovered a .32 bore pistol, besides 7 live bullets from them. While Arshjot had five criminal cases including that of murder bid, NDPS and Arms Act against him, Avinash had none.
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).