04032023-ATR-01.qxd 03-03-2023 23:30 Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY CIVIC BODY SEALS FIVE PROPERTIES, COLLECTS ~40L DEEPIKA PADUKONE JOINS OSCARS 2023 AS A PRESENTER JOHNNY & SAURABH FEATURE IN VIDEO FOR POP KAUN Property tax wing of the Municipal Corporation sealed five properties and collected ~40 lakh. P2 Actress Deepika Padukone is once again set to represent India at the Academy Awards 2023. P3 Comedy stalwarts Johnny Lever and Saurabh Shukla do a fun spinoff from movie Pathaan. P4 » » MAX 28°C | MIN 15°C YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6.30 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:53 AM » SATURDAY | 4 MARCH 2023 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF 2 ‘ROBBERS’ ARRESTED Amritsar: The Jhander police arrested two alleged robbers (Suraj Masih and Arjan Singh), while their third accomplice Sahil of Abusaid village was yet to be arrested. ASI Nagwinder Singh said a police party was patrolling near Hardoputli village, when they got a tip-off that three motorcycle-borne robbers were roaming in the area and were planning to loot someone. He said they signaled a bike to stop and on seeing the police, the miscreants tried to flee the spot. However, they were nabbed by the police, but Sahil managed to escape. A case was registered against them. They were produced in a court and brought on police remand for further interrogation. TNS 2 injured in firing as groups clash Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 3 Two persons, including a youth, were injured when two groups clashed in Laxmi Vihar locality on the Majitha road falling under the Sadar police station here on late Thursday evening. The victim, identified as Baldev Singh, sustained a bullet injury and an elderly man was hit by a brick during the incident. Mohit Kumar, SHO, Sadar police station, said the injured were admitted to the hospital while investigations were in progress to identify the suspects. A case has been registered. YOUTH SHOT AT, ELDERLY MAN HIT BY BRICK ■ Two persons, including a youth, were injured when two groups clashed in Laxmi Vihar locality on the Majitha road ■ The victim, identified as Baldev Singh, sustained a bullet injury and an elderly man was hit by a brick during the incident ■ Mohit Kumar, SHO, Sadar police station, said the injured were admitted to the hospital while investigations were in progress to identify the suspects. A case has been registered Rattan Lal of Laxmi Vihar told the police that his grandson Sonu had a dispute with Sunny Waraich several months ago. Though both the groups reached a compromise at that time, the accused (Sunny) nursed a grudge POLICE ARREST PHONE SNATCHER Amritsar: The Ranjit Avevue police arrested a snatcher identified as Kavish Mehta of Gate Hakima. He was escaping after snatching a phone from a local resident, Vishal. He along with his fried Ghaniya Sharma was going from Block A of Ranjit Avenue to Haveli restaurant on foot when the incident took place. He was nabbed by the police during investigation. A case has been registered. TNS STUDENT ENDS LIFE IN HOSTEL Amritsar: An engineering college student, Vivek (22), allegedly ended his life in his hostel room here on Friday. The incident led to panic in the college located near Manawala here. Chatiwind police station SHO Amolak Singh confirmed the incident and said the police have informed his family in Bihar. The police have initiated inquest proceedings in this connection, while further probe was on. Vivek was a student of BCom (Semester IV). He said the police did not find any suicide note from the room. TNS 22 PHONES SEIZED IN GOINDWAL JAIL Tarn Taran: Authorities of Sri Goindwal Sahib Central Jail seized 22 mobile phones, seven SIMs, four data cables, 12 chargers and 95 bundles of biris from different barracks of the jail in the last two days. The Goindwal Sahib police on the complaints of Assistant Superintendents of Jail Manjit Singh and Karnail Singh had registered three cases under Section 52-A of the Prisons Act. One case had been registered against inmate Sukhwinder Singh of Gandiwind. OC Amritsar, March 3 Two days after the firing incident place in Gurnam Nagar area on Sultanwind Road in which a man suffered gunshot injury, the police have arrested two persons and booked a gangster in the case. The police said a monetary dispute was the reason behind the incident. Those arrested were identified as Balhar Singh and Ashok Kumar of Jaspal Nagar area. The police have also booked gangster Simranjit Singh in the FIR. He is currently lodged in a jail. They were charged with attempt to murder and booked under the Arms Act. The complainant, Dara Singh of Azad Nagar, told the police that on Wednesday, he along with his son Gagandeep Singh was going to his (Gagandeep) friend Raja Singh’s house. He said as they reached near Sant Kabir School in Gurnam Nagar area, Balhar stopped them. He said Balhar also called his brother Ashok Kumar on the spot and started quarrelling with his son. He said in the meantime, Raja also reached the spot. He said during heated arguments Balhar and Ashok took out their pistol and revolver and opened fire on them in which his son got injured. They saved themselves by entering a tailor shop, but the accused continued firing at them. Later, when people started gathering, both fled the spot. He rushed his son to a private hospital. He said his son Gagandeep had told that he got threats from a gangster, Simranjit Singh, from jail. Assistant Commissioner of Police Gurpartap Singh Sahota said the two groups had a monetary dispute, which led to the incident. — TNS 4,275 ticketless passengers fined ~32L in 11 months HEROIN SEIZED, TWO NABBED Amritsar: The Sultanwind police have arrested two persons and recovered 60-gm heroin from their possession. They were identified as Ravi Singh of Bhai Manjh Road and Jagmohan Singh, alias Mithu, of Gilwali village. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against them and further investigation was under progress to identify their backward and forward links, said the police. Meanwhile, the Amritsar rural police have nabbed Rajinder Singh, Amandeep Singh of Devidaspura village and Karanjit Singh of Kandiala village in Tarn Taran. The police confiscated 5-gm heroin and an electronic scale from Rajinder and Amandeep, while 26-gm heroin was seized from Karnjit Singh. TNS against his son and was planning to take revenge. Rattan said on Thursday Sonu got a call to meet the caller near the Kali Mata temple in the area. Rattan said he got suspicious and he along with his family followed Sonu where they saw Sunny who was standing along with over 20 persons, some of whom were armed with weapons. He alleged the accused started hurling abuses and attacking him with bricks and stones. The victim said he was passing by the temple when the two groups started clashing and throwing stones and bricks at one another. He said he rushed to save himself, but suddenly some members of the groups started firing and a bullet hit him in the leg. SHO Mohit Kumar said the police had registered a case and launched a hunt to nab the suspects. Two arrested in Gurnam Nagar firing incident, 2 weapons seized Association members present a memo to the DC on Friday. Amritsar, March 3 The Ferozepur division, under which Amritsar railway station falls, imposed a penalty on 4,275 ticketless passengers and collected a fine of over Rs 32 lakh in the past 11 months. The ticket checking team of the division conducts intensive ticket checking in trains to curb ticketless and irregular travel. In Amritsar, 25,027 passen- gers were found traveling without a ticket or traveling irregularly in February by ticket checking staff and chief ticket inspectors of the division and about Rs 2.51 crore was recovered from them as fine. Regular checking is done at main stations of the division to keep the railway stations of the division clean and to prevent the general public from spreading filth at the stations. As a result, in February, a fine of about Rs 57,000 was imposed on 359 passengers for spreading filth on city station premises under the Anti-littering Act. Divisional Railway Manager Dr Seema Sharma said the ticket checking campaign would continue in the division. The purpose of the drive is to improve the sale of railway tickets and to recover fines from passengers travel- ing without tickets so that they follow the norms. Appreciating all ticket checking staff, the Divisional Railway Manager said due to their collective efforts and hard work, 92 per cent more revenue was earned than the target set by the Head Office in February. — TNS Govt staff in Tarn Taran detained over verification of Blue Card beneficiaries File criminal cases against dealers Pvt airline to start city Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, March 3 The General House of the DC Office Employees’ Association, Tarn Taran, in its meeting held here today condemned the detaining of Khadoor Sahib sub-division staff by the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), Punjab. The association demanded registering of a criminal case against KMSC workers. The Association also presented a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner today. Karwinder Singh Cheema and Shivkaran Singh Cheema, president and general secretary of the Association, were among those who addressed the meeting. The Association said there were eight KMSC leaders and 100 others activists who detained the staff, including women employees of the subdivision, who were on duty to KMSC threatens stir, says DC office staff not competent authority verify the eligibility of the Blue Card holders meant to avail Atta-Dal benefit free of cost. The KMSC was protesting against the withdrawal of blue card from a large number of card holders. KMSC leaders said employees of the sub-division were not qualified to declare the eligibility for which the SDM and other district level officer were the competent authorities. The protesting employees observed a pen-down strike in Khadoor Sahib sub-division on Friday and declared that in case the KMSC activists were not booked till March 6, employees of the DC, SDM’s office and revenue department would hold an agitation from March 6 indefinitely. A railway official checks >> tickets of passengers. selling fake seeds: DC to Agri Dept to Toronto, New York flights from April 6 ‘PREPARE HORTICULTURE, FISHERIES MODELS’ Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 3 The district administration has asked officials of the Agriculture Department to file criminal cases against those dealers who sell fake seeds. These instructions were passed during a monthly meeting of agriculture related works held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Harpreet Singh Sudan here on Friday. In this meeting, works done by various departments from October 2022 to January 2023 were reviewed. Sudan asked Chief Agriculture Officer Jatinder Singh Gill that if any dealer was found selling non-standard seeds of crops to farmers, he must be dealt with sternly. He also instructed to take appropri- ■ Deputy Commissioner Harpreet Singh Sudan asked the Horticulture and Fisheries Departments to prepare horticulture and fisheries models for tourists coming to the city so that these occupations could be further encouraged along with agriculture ■ Sudan asked the department heads to create awareness among farmers about different schemes in different departments to promote agriculture and other ancillary industries ate action against unscrupulous seed sellers as per the Seed Act and Seed Control Order and cancel their seed licence and file a court case. He asked the Horticulture and Fisheries Departments to prepare horticulture and fisheries models for tourists coming to the city so that these occupations could be further encouraged along with agriculture. Sudan asked the department heads to create awareness among farmers about different schemes in different departments to promote agriculture and other ancillary industries. Besides, emphasis should be placed on adopting crop diversification away from traditional crops. The Deputy Commissioner released one Horticulture Department-prepared kit of seeds of summer vegetables. He said this completely organic kit cost only Rs 80 and any city dweller could get this kit from the department office and grow chemical-free vegetables for himself and his family. Amritsar, March 3 Italian airline Neos Air is going to commence flights connecting Amritsar with Toronto in Canada and New York in the US via its hub at Milan Malpensa Airport from April 6. Neos Air commenced scheduled services between Milan Malpensa and Amritsar in mid-December 2022. The airline first started operations to Amritsar during the pandemic. The operation of chartered flights by Indian carrier SpiceJet from Amritsar to Milan Bergamo and Rome during the Covid-19 times resulted in the Indian carrier being allowed to start scheduled flights to both airports in Italy in November last year. According to the booking schedule, the airline will oper- ate one weekly flight from April 6 onwards to both Toronto and New York. The flight (No.3249) will leave Amritsar every Thursday at 3.15 in the morning reaching Milan Malpensa airport at 8.20 am the same day. With a transit time layover of about 4hr 10m, the flight (No.4348) will leave Milan at 12.30 pm reaching Toronto late afternoon at 3 pm. Neos flight (No.4349) will take off from Toronto Pearson airport every Thursday at 5 pm landing at Milan next day at 6.50 am on Friday. From Milan, flight (No.5248) will then leave at 10 am reaching Amritsar the same day on Friday night at 9.15 pm. This enables short transit time of 3 hr 10m through Milan. — TNS UBDC bank salvaged to protect environment Theatre group from Bihar presents 4-km stretch along canal cleaned, beautified by Dera Kar Sewa Bhuri Wale Chidiyaghar at Punjab Naatshala Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 3 The stretch of Upper Bari Doab Canal (UBDC) from Taran Tarn road bridge to Sultanwind road bridge is being beautified by Kar Sewa Bhuri Wale. With this, local residents have now got a place to go for photo-shoots, picnics and gatherings. The head of the organisation stated that environment was as important as food. So in addition to constructing historical shrines, maintaining gurdwaras, serving langar, Dera Bhuri Wale is participating in the fight to maintain the environment. It was a long-pending proposal of the civic body and government to develop the canal bank as a trekking spot and several announcements were made in the past. However, Dera Bhuri Wale initiated the work without any announcement and devel- A pathway maintained by Kar Sewa Bhuri Wale. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR oped and beautified more than 4 km bank of the Upper Bari Doab Canal after removing heaps of garbage. The saplings planted six years back have now grown. Interlocked tiles were also installed on the pathways. Heavy and traditional-style grills were installed alongside the canal and road. Iron poles have been installed to protect the pedestrians by keeping vehicular traffic away from the canal bank. Beautiful landscaping has been done. “Providing a clean environment to people in the city is also a form of sewa. We have started this work with the help of sangat. The authorities also encourage us. Now a major area has been beauti- c m y b fied. We have installed classic light poles, sound system and constructed podiums over the canal to sit and listen to Gurbani. Clean cold running water, shades of green trees and natural fauna and flora is required for the wellness of body and Gurbani can bring peace of mind. A large number of people on both sides of the canal now love to come for their morning and evening walks here,” said Kashmir Singh Bhuri Wale. Ram Singh, a sewadar from Dera Kar Sewa Bhuriwale said, “The work of conserving the environment and planting saplings is being lauded by residents in Amritsar. A large number of people, including families, come to the canal to enjoy the cool and clean environment. We will continue the work at slow pace and beautify the bank of the canal from Taran Taran road to Verka.” Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 3 An ironic and incredibly dramatic play, Chidiyaghar, staged by the Panchkosi Saharsa theatre group from Bihar, was a cathartic experience for audience. Presenting the story of two characters, their conflicts and their confrontations, the play held a commentary on diminishing intra-personal relationships, communication and isolation that people go through life without being noticed. The story of the play deals with two characters, Peter and Jerry, who meet on a park bench in Central Park zoo in New York City. Peter is a wealthy publishing executive with a wife, two daughters, two cats, and two parrots. Jerry is an isolated and frustrated man, Artistes stage a play at the national theatre festival. TRIBUNE PHOTO desperate to have a meaningful conversation with another human being. He intrudes on Peter’s peaceful state by interrogating Peter and forcing him to listen to stories about his life and the reason for his visit to the zoo. Elements of ironic humour and drama unfold, as suspense is brought to a climax when Jerry brings his victim to his level of savagery. Eventually, Peter, who has had enough of his strange companion and tries to make him leave, gets into a scuffle with Jerry. Jerry challenges him to fight for his turf. Unexpectedly, Jerry attacks Peter with a knife. When Peter holds the knife defensively, Jerry charges at him and accuses Peter of stabbing him. The end is dramatic. The message is how psychological damage due to loneliness and no communication pushes one to the edge.
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