22032023-ATR-01.qxd 3/22/2023 12:00 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY G20 SUMMIT OVER, IT’S BACK TO SQUARE ONE IN HOLY CITY TURKISH SHOWS, FILMS MAKE HUGE IMPACT ON AUDIENCE RAHUL DEV TO BE SEEN AS INSPECTOR HOODA IN HUNTER Traffic management in evidence during the G20 Summit has gone missing on most city roads. P2 Turkish film on Netflix, 10 Days of a Good Man, has caught the fancy of many avid watchers in India. P3 Actor Rahul Dev will be seen as a Haryanvi cop, Inspector Hooda, in action thriller Hunter. P4 » » MAX 25°C | MIN 14°C YESTERDAY MAX 24°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.43 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:31 AM » WEDNESDAY | 22 MARCH 2023 | AMRITSAR YOUTH ARRESTED WITH PISTOL Amritsar: The Jandiala police arrested a youth for allegedly possessing an illegal pistol here on Monday. The accused was identified as Balwinder Singh, alias Billa, of Bhangwa village. He was residing at Balia Manjhpur village. ASI Harjinder Singh said the police got a tip-off that Balwinder Singh used to rob migrants and passersby with the help of pistol. He said that the informer told that Balwinder was coming towards Mallia side. Following this, the police raided that area and arrested him. During search a .32-bore revolver with two live bullets were seized from his possession. The revolver was an inscription of ‘Only for army supply’, the police said. The police have registered a case under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against him and further investigations were under progress to ascertain the source of the weapon. TNS WEAPON STOLEN FROM HOUSE Amritsar: An unidentified person decamped with a licensed weapon from a house in the Tehsilpura area on Monday. Gagandeep Singh, a resident of Mohali, told the police that he was a goldsmith and had come to meet his aunt in Tehsilpura. Gagandeep said he was sleeping in the house and put his licensed revolver in another room. He said when he woke up at around 4 pm, he found the weapon missing. He said someone stole the weapon after entering the house by breaking the window. Division A police station has registered a case in this regard. TNS 1 HELD WITH INTOXICANTS Eight more Aam Aadmi Clinics to become functional by March 31 Launched with much fanfare, clinics lacked infra, manpower Manmeet Singh Gill SEVEN IN RURAL AREAS Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 21 Even as the state government officially announced the opening of 30 more Aam Aadmi Clinics in the district on Republic Day, eight of them remain non-operational even after nearly two months. While the Aam Aadmi Party government had rushed the launch of these clinics without providing proper infrastructure and manpower, it has failed to complete the work till date. The residents are now questioning the hurry in which the government launched these centres. “It seems that the government just wanted the people to believe its claims while the ground reality is very different,” said Jaswant Singh, a local resident. Of these clinics, seven are in the rural areas while one is ■ While the government rushed the launch of the clinics, it has failed to complete the work till date ■ Of these clinics, seven are in the rural areas while one is in Kot Khalsa. The prominent centres in rural areas include Lopoke, Attari, Jasraur and Othian PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR INBRIEF in Kot Khalsa. The prominent centres in the rural areas include Lopoke, Attari, Jasraur and Othian. Announcement regarding the opening of 500 Aam Aadmi Clinics in the state was made by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann along with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with much fanfare as both had launched the service from the holy city. While the government had changed the name of most existing Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and dispensaries into Aam Aadmi Clinics, health employees added that no new appointments have been made to provide better services to the general public. Amritsar: The Indian Air Force is all set to recruit youngsters — both male and female — under the Agnipath scheme. Deputy Commissioner Harpreet Singh Sudan said the Air Force had invited online applications for the recruitment of Agniveer Vayu under the Agnipath scheme. Online registration for the same started from March 17 and the last date for this was March 31. Unmarried boys and girls, born between December 26, 2002 and June 26, 2006 could register themselves for the post. Required qualification for this is 50 per cent marks in Class XII with maths, physics and English as subjects. Candidates who have possess three-year diploma in mechanical, electrical, electronics, automobile and computer science with 50 per cent marks or 50 per cent marks in two-year vocational course are also eligible. Height limit for a male candidate is 152.5 cm and 152 cm for girls. A written examination for the candidates will be held on May 20, which will be followed by a physical test. For more information, one can approach the District Employment and Business Bureau. TNS The Punjab Police and paramilitary forces take out a flag march in Amritsar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Security forces hold flag march Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, March 21 Heavy police force was deployed at sensitive areas and nakas in the district to avoid any untoward incident on Tuesday. Maninder Singh, SP (Headquarters), said the police received 150 GRP personnel last evening and all nakas had been strengthened in the district. Earlier, two companies of the BSF were given to the district after the crackdown against Amritpal Singh four days back. SP Maninder Singh said flag marches were organised on Tuesday in Tarn Police and the BSF troops during a naka in Tarn Taran. GURBAXPURI. Taran, Patti, Khadoor Sahib, Chohla Sahib, Bhikhiwind and other towns jointly by the security forces. The SP said one-way traffic had been opened on Bangali Bridge, where the protesters were staging a dharna. Traffic movement is smooth on Harike Bridge. Residents question ‘selective’ approach in removing illegal structures Farmers seek relief Milk booth removed from shopping complex for damaged crop but eating joint extension in corridor remains Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 21 Even as the Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) removed an illegal milk booth installed in the corridor of Nehru Shopping Complex before the inauguration of G20 summit, it overlooked the encroachment upon the corridor made by a restaurant in front of three shops. It took the AIT nearly three weeks even after the Amritsar deputy commissioner had issued instructions in this regard. Adjacent to the milk booth, a restaurant has encroached upon the entire length of the corridor facing the Mall road. Now closed, the restaurant had used glass and metal structures to enclose the area. The corridor was being used for serving food to the customers. As the restaurant was closed recently, a famous sweet mak- er from the city put up a board announcing that a branch of their outlet would be opened at the place shortly. The residents stated that the administration should not adopt a selective approach when it comes to the removal of illegal encroachments. “The restaurant is adjacent to the booth which was removed. However, even as Tarn Taran: The Verowal police arrested a person with 525 intoxicating tablets on Monday. A police team led by Inspector Dalbir Singh arrested the accused, identified as Sukhjinder Singh Dhota, and recovered the tablets from his possession. A case under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the NDSP Act has been registered against the accused. OC IAF RECRUITMENT UNDER AGNIPATH “Even at the clinics which have become operational, internet facility especially in the rural areas, is a big issue,” said an insider. Another employee said, “The old building of the health centre here is being repaired but it would still take time.” The government is yet to come up with a building at Jasraur. The state government had earlier launched eight Aam Aadmi Clinics in the district on Independence Day last year. With the launch of 30 more clinics in January this year, the official figure regarding the number of clinics in the district has increased to 38. When contacted, Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh claimed that work on all the eight clinics is nearly complete. He added that the centres would become operational by March 31. Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar. FILE PHOTO ‘GNDU to implement NEP from next session’ Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 21 Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) will implement the National Education Policy2020 from 2023-24 academic session in its campus and colleges affiliated to it. The university has taken all essential steps to implement the policy from the coming academic session. GNDU VC Jaspal Singh Sandhu, while presiding over a meeting of the academic council, said under the NEP , there would be many changes that have been formulated by eminent educationists keeping in view the global scenario and to benefit students. The university has also constituted a council to achieve the target to implement the policy well in time. He said major focus of the NEP would be on research. Prof SS Behl, Dean, Academic Affairs, GNDU, said various three-year undergraduate degree programmes and Varsity to merge several UG/PG courses into integrated programmes two-year postgraduate degree programmes would be merged/reorganised into one programme and named as five-year integrated programmes w.e.f. 2023-28 batch. “Students seeking admission to two-year postgraduation courses shall be admitted to Semester VII of the five-year integrated programme. Similarly, students admitted to Semester VII shall have an option to exit after completing Semester VIII and shall be awarded BA/BSc (Hons) or BA BSc (Hons with research degree) as the case may be,” he said. He also said many already running two-year PG degree courses would also be continued and a PG diploma shall be awarded in case a student exits the postgraduate programme after completing one year. continued on page 2 c m y b senior officials visited the place, none of them seemed to have taken notice of the illegal encroachment on the remaining corridor,” lamented a resident Harmeet Singh. The residents stated that the illegal use of corridors by the shopkeepers in other nearby markets like Lawrence road should also be checked. These corridors were constructed to facilitate the customers and to save them from rain and sun. However, most of these are being used as extensions of the shops. While most shopkeepers display their goods during the day, in case of encroachment at Nehru Shopping Complex, the corridors have been made a permanent part of the restaurant. Another resident Suresh Kumar suggested, “As the place is closed and the new store has not been opened, the administration should remove the encroachment and make space available for continued on page 2 Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, March 21 State leaders of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), Punjab, in a press statement issued here on Tuesday condemned the state government for suspending the internet services and terror created among people in the name of Amritpal Singh. The leaders also demand- ed release of compensation for crop loss caused due to heavy rain, hailstorm and wind recently. continued on page 2
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