17032023-ATR-01.qxd 3/17/2023 12:04 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY IIN PICS: G20 SUMMIT GETS UNDERWAY IN THE CITY BHASKAR RAO NRITYA AND SANGEET SAMMELAN BEGINS DIVYA AGARWAL WANTS TO WORK WITH ANURAG KASHYAP Over 200 international and national delegates converge on Amritsar to participate in meets and events. P2 The All-India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan will be held from March 17 to 19 in Chandigarh. P3 MAX 26°C | MIN 17°C YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 17°C Divya Agarwal has put out a video for a chance to work with director Anurag Kashyap. P4 » » SUNSET FRIDAY 5.31 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6.29 AM » FRIDAY | 17 MARCH 2023 | AMRITSAR 2 more held in Sikkim tourist death case Amritsar, March 16 The Amritsar rural police have arrested two more suspects in connection with the to electricity 400 more policemen to Snag leadsHeritage Street outage on manage traffic in holy city Reason Sewer water enters power cable trench Tribune News Service Led by ADCP, four ACPs, cops to deal with violators strictly Tribune News Service 28 PCR TEAMS DEPUTED Sikkim tourist’s death case. Ganga Maya had died in a snatching instance on February 3 when she along with her friend was returning to city after witnessing Retreat Ceremony at Attari-Wagah joint check post. Parvesh Chopra, DSP , Attari, said that the police had recovered 150-gm heroin from Vishal, alias Shala, while her headphone and other documents were recovered from Jaideep Singh. They had escaped to Himachal Pradesh after the incident. Earlier, the police had arrested Shamsher Singh Shera in the case. Chopra said after snatching Vishal and Shera had handed over the bag to Jaideep. The duo was brought on police remand for further interrogation, the DSP said. — TNS Amritsar, March 16 In order to regulate traffic and mitigate woes in the holy city, the Traffic Police have deputed as many as 400 more cops, who would be led by an Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, four Assistant Commissioners of Police and six Inspector-rank officials. With the deployment of 400 more police personnel on traffic duty, now a total of around 550 personnel would manage traffic in the city. The police would not only focus on streamlining traffic by dividing the city into three zones, but would also deal with the violators with an iron hand. Around 160 cops were handed over challan books that would move about in the city on 80 bikes and issue challans to offenders. “Those who are found driving vehicles without number plates, driving rashly, jumping the red light, indulging in ❝ Around 28 PCR teams and 10 vehicles of Quick Response Team had been deputed at every entrance and exit point of the city for controlling crime, weapons. ❞ Parminder Singh Bhandal, DCP << DCP Parminder Singh Bhandal interacts with cops. triple riding, riding without a helmet and modifying the silencers of Bullet motorcycles to produce ear-splitting sound, etc, would be dealt with strictly,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Parminder Singh Bhandal. On Thursday, the police challaned six persons for covering the windowpanes of their cars with black film; 40 for driving vehicles without number plates; 82 for triple riding; and 18 for tweaking silencers of their motorcycles to produce deafening sound. Every zone would be looked after by an ACP and two Inspector-rank officials who would have around 150 traffic cops at their disposal. Bhandal said around 28 PCR teams and 10 vehicles of Quick Response Team had been deputed at every entrance and exit point of the city for controlling crime. These vehicles would be equipped with sophisticated weapons. He said around 45 jawans of SWAT teams with modern gadgets and weapons were also being used to deal with emergency situations. The police also appealed to the public to follow the traffic rules in letter and spirit to avoid any road mishap. Bhandal urged the shopkeepers to keep their goods inside their shops and not to encroach upon roads leading to congestion. Amritsar, March 16 Hoteliers and residents around the Golden Temple faced a power cut for hours due to a technical fault in underground power cable here on Wednesday night. According to information, the sewer water entered the underground trench meant for the power cable at Heritage Street. On Wednesday evening, power cut was reported from various areas near the Golden Temple, including Bagh Ramanand and Heritage Street. On the complaint of area residents, staff of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited checked the fault and found that the underground wire at Heritage Street witnessed major fault. The lifts in the hotels around the Golden Temple stopped functioning due to the technical snag in the three-phase power supply. When PSPCL staff opened the trench of power cables, they found that The damaged underground power cables. TRIBUNE PHOTO trench was filled with sewer water. With the help of MC staff, the PCPCL staff fixed the fault. Jagdeesh Singh, a resident of Ramanand Bagh, said, “The government spent crores on laying the cable underground during the construction of Her- Murderous attack on Karanjit; Y20 consultation summit puts focus on role of police under scanner AI-based research & sustainable farming PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 16 Days after Karanjit Singh, a resident of New Amritsar, who faced murderous attack by Nihang Sikhs near Nexus Mall on GT Road on March 5, the role of Punjab Police have come under scanner. Last year Karanjit had approached the Director General of Punjab Police for constituting a special investigating team in killing of his wife Harwinder Kaur. She was shot dead in March 2021 in front of a police naka in Moga. He had also accused Moga police of conniving with prime suspect Gurinder Singh Ghali, an exmilitant of Khalistan Commando Force, for destroying the evidence in order to benefit him. Ghali is also the prime accused in the murderous assault on Karanjit on March 5. He was currently in jail. The police have arrested a suspect, Sukhmandar Singh of Moga, in the case. He was currently HAD WRITTEN TO DGP In September last year, Karanjit had shot a letter to the DGP, Punjab Police, seeking constitution of an SIT led by a senior IPS officer to probe into to the role of Moga police. on police remand. The police were also contemplating to bring Ghali on production warrant to probe into the case. Investigations revealed that Ghali was relative of the victim. He along with his accomplices had shot Karanjit’s wife Harwinder Kaur dead near a police naka in Moga over an old enmity. The couple had gone for hearing in the case filed by Ghali at that time. In September last year, Karanjit had shot a letter to the DGP Punjab Police, seeking , constitution of an SIT led by a senior IPS officer to probe into to the role of Moga police who he alleged had fabricated documents in order to benefit Ghali. In October, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has also directed the Punjab Police for act on his complaint within two months. However, the police failed to take any action in this regard. In the letter Karanit had alleged that during his wife’s murder, the police had arrested Ghali on the spot and recovered the weapon used in the crime. His accomplices had managed to slip away at that time. However, in the report Ghali was shown to have escaped from custody of the police and arrested next day. His weapon was also shown seized from some other place. Sarabjit Singh Verka, a prominent lawyer and human rights activist, pointed out that a controversy had erupted during 2017 Vidhan Sabha polls when AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal had stayed at Ghali’s residence. Ghali was in England at that time. He said the government should hand over the case to CBI for impartial investigation. Amritsar, March 16 Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) that hosted a day-long panel discussion of delegates from G-20 countries at the Y-20 Consultation Summit, is in the process of documenting the outcomes and policy draft on possible collaborations in the field of academics and knowledge sharing. Prof SS Behl, Dean Academic Affairs of the university, said GNDU is looking forward to collaborate with countries in the field of data-driven farm tech, changing material technology, nanotechnology and Artificial Intelligencebased research. “Since GNDU is going to adopt the NEP 2020 from the 2023-24 2 teenage school girls abducted in Tarn Taran Tarn Taran, March 16 Two teenage school girls were abducted from two different areas of the district in the past week. The police have nominated six persons, including two women, as accused in these cases. The police said on Thursday that while one of the victims (17 years old) was a Class X student of Government Senior Secondary School, Khadoor Sahib. On March 14, she had come to her school when she was abducted on the pretext of marriage. On the complaint of the victim’s father, Gagan, his father Sarabjit Singh of Khadoor Sahib, Vijay of Khawaspur and Suman of Verowal Darapur had been booked under Sections 363, 366-A and 120-B of the IPC in this regard on Wednesday. The victim’s father said Gagan had been harassing the girl for the past few months. The police said Gagan along with other accused abducted the girl on the pretext of marrying her. In the second case, the other victim girl (16-year-old), a Class XI student of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Patti, was abducted on the night of March 10 from her house. A resident of Patti, the victim’s mother, who is a widow, had lodged a complaint against Veerpal Singh of the Kullha road, Patti, and his aunt (mother’s sister) Veena of the same locality. She said accused Veerpal Singh in connivance with his aunt abducted the girl to marry her. The accused had been booked under Sections 363 and 366-A of the IPC and Section 8 of the POCSO Act, 2012. The victim was abducted from her house at night when the members of the family were sleeping. The family got to know about the incident next morning. — OC Prof SS Behl, Dean Academic Affairs, GNDU addresses the media in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Amritsar, March 16 The representatives of various organisations today met the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Gurpartap Singh Saho- ta, in connection with Dr Pamposh suicide case and sought the arrest of the suspects. They also demanded a CBI probe. The members of different organisations said the Punjab Government should announce a compensation of Rs 2 crore to the deceased’s kin. They also submitted a separate memorandum to the Shiromani Committee for the suspension of the officials who were also nominated in the FIR. — TNS Amritsar, March 16 A local youth organisation, Jai Ho Club, has opened a mohalla clinic and a laboratory for poor patients to provide affordable medical services. Club president said the clinic would c m y b Powercom team attacked Tarn Taran, March 16 A team of the Powercom which had gone to collect the amount due from customers in Booh village on Wednesday was attacked by a family. SDO Satpal Singh of Harike sub-division received minor injuries and the assaulting team removed his turban. ASI Gurdial Singh said the Powercom team had gone to the house of Salwinder Singh who along with his wife Jasbir Kaur, brothers Harjinder Singh and Rashpal Singh, attacked the team headed by SDO Satnam Singh. The police officer said Salwinder Singh had been arrested when the others were absconding. A case under Sections 353, 186 and 506 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. The accused allegedly even threatened to kill the SDO. Gurbhej Singh Dhillon, Gurpreet Singh Gangiwind and a number of other leaders of the Powercom Employees Union condemned the attack . — OC session, we will be focusing on 50% teaching-based hands in training, skill enhancement and emphasis on practical subjects to increase the employability of youth. This particular topic was stressed upon in one of the sessions on glob- al job opportunities, where the international experts agreed that we need to create an interface between market and theory. We will be creating incubation units in campus, especially for subjects that require technical knowledge, so Farmers to march towards Parliament Start-up exhibition grabbing eyeballs Amritsar, March 16 The Jamhoori Kisan Sabha has denounced the Central Government for its failure to provide the MSP for all crops. In a conference organised by the union here, the leaders of the union said the farmers would march towards the Parliament on March 20 to remind the government of its promises made to the farmers. — TNS Organisations demand CBI probe Youth club opens clinic DR PAMPOSH SUICIDE that students can acquaint themselves with real-life market situations,” shared Prof Behl. The GNDU impetus on agriculture technology and research on crop diversification in the last few years will also be at the forefront of possible international collaborations. “It was agreed upon that data-driven farming is the future, so we are looking towards working in the field of AI, agri-tech, hydroponics, developing low-cost drone technology and research in primary sector, i.e, agriculture. It is the need of the hour, crop diversification and sustainable farming will be the focus of research,” said Prof Behl. The university hosted 12 international speakers from countries like France, Japan, Finland, UK, Australia and South Africa. It also hosted 25 international delegates for the Y20 sessions. — TNS itage Street. Owing to the negligence of MC and PSPCL officials, the sewer water is flowing inside the trench of power cables. Some major accident could take place due to this negligence. PSPCL should keep a check on its underground supply line too.” provide OPD consultation and free medicines for five days to all patients by charging a nominal fee of Rs 10. The lab would conduct all blood tests by charging a registration fee of Rs 20. — TNS GS Paul Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 16 On the sidelines of the G20 Education Working Group (EdWG) meeting in Amritsar, a multimedia exhibition at Khalsa College is grabbing attention. Several start-ups showcasing their products and services are participating in the exhibition, which will be open for students, organisations and academies till March 17, between 9.30 and 7pm. Parminder Singh of Gurdaspur is showcasing a straw management plan. He procures rice straw from farmers and processes it by crushing, mixing and dye pressing to transform the residue into drop ceiling tiles, packing trays, moulds and trays of various varieties. His firm, Agro Stubble Management, has received a grant of Rs 5 lakh Ganga Ram Chauhan under the Rashrtiya Krishi Vikas Yojna of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. “In the beginning we are working on the rice stubble utilisation and management and afterwards we will work to deal with the plastic menace too,” he said. Another start-up that has caught the fancy is an initiative by Ganga Ram Chauhan from Meerut. Chauhan, innovator and mentor of ACIC MIET Meerut Foundation, has developed a flour grinding machine, which is operated manually by pedalling a stationary cycle-like machine. “This machine can grind around 5-kg flour in just an hour without any fuel. Rather, it is health friendly when one operates it just by cycling. Anyone irrespective of age or gender can operate it,” he said, adding that he too had got Rs 25 lakh grant under the government’s Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna. The ICMR-Centre for Innovation and Bio-Design (CIBioD), PGIMER, Chandigarh, has set up a pavilion, ‘Futuristic Healthcare Delivery Platform’, for making quality healthcare accessible, affordable and sustainable. In a short duration of three years only, CIBioD has developed a number of innovative technologies
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