26032023-ATR-01.qxd 3/26/2023 12:07 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune MINOR BOY RESCUED FROM ‘ABUSIVE’ GUARDIANS ASHA BHOSLE RECEIVES ‘MAHARASHTRA BHUSHAN’ A documentary on the life of singer Asha Bhosle was also screened at a function near Gateway of India. P3 MAINLY CLEAR MAX 26°C | MIN 13°C YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 14°C TAMANNAAH TO PERFORM AT IPL OPENING CEREMONY The Women and Child Development Department has rescued a minor boy in the Inderpuri area . P2 FORECAST The BCCI has invited several actors at the opening ceremony of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. P4 » » SUNSET SUNDAY 6.45 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6:26 AM » SUNDAY | 26 MARCH 2023 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF BSF TROOPS SEIZE 810-GM HEROIN Amritsar:BSF troops seized a kettle filled with heroin from agricultural fields in Bharopal border village area here on Saturday morning. BSF authorities said on dissecting the tea container, it found 810-gm heroin. The contraband was hidden in a special cavity created in the kettle, said BSF officers. TNS TWO HELD WITH 65-GM HEROIN Amritsar:The Chheharta on Friday police arrested two persons, Arshdeep Singh and Kulbir Singh of Ranike border village, with 65-gm heroin. The police also impounded their bike. SHO Gurwinder Singh said the duo were arrested near the Khaparkheri village turn where the police had put up a naka and were checking vehicles. A case under the NDPS Act was registered.TNS POLICE ARREST 2 VEHICLE LIFTERS Amritsar:The Division B police on Friday arrested two persons and seized three motorcycles and a scooter from their possession. They were identified as Satnam Singh of Balachak village in Tarn Taran and Gurlal Singh of Varpal here. They had stolen the vehicles from different parts of the city. TNS Min honours MC staff over success of G20 conclave Amritsar, March 25 Local Government Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar congratulated the officials of Municipal Corporation (MC) for their tireless efforts for the success of the G20 summit held at Amritsar from March 15 to 20 today. A tea party was organised at the MC head office at the Ranjit Avenue. Officers of all the MC departments and wings led by Municipal Corporation Commissioner Sandeep Rishi participated in the party. On the occasion, the Minister congratulated the Municipal Corporation for the work done during the G20 Summit and stressed that the city should be maintained in the same way in future as it was during the G20 summit. “There would be no shortage of funds for maintaining cleanliness in the city,” said Nijjar. — TNS Upset over mother’s illness, sisters end life Their bodies found hanging in different rooms Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 25 In a shocking incident, two unmarried women committed suicides by hanging themselves from the ceiling fan in posh New Garden Avenue located in the Lawrence Road area here on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. The victims have been identified as Seema Kapoor and Jyoti Kapoor. Both were twins and 51-year-olds. The police took the bodies into their possession and started inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC. The police recovered two suicide notes from the spot in which they stated that they were ending their lives as they were perturbed over their mother’s illness. Moreover, she was reportedly bed-ridden. Investigating officer Rajinder Singh said their bodies were found hanging in different rooms on the upper floor. He said the deceased in their suicide notes expressed their The house of the victim sisters in posh Lawrence Road area. wishes not to send their bodies for a postmortem. An initial probe revealed that both the victims were unmarried and had been living with their ailing mother Uma Kapoor. They were perturbed as Uma Kapoor was bed-ridden and was not eating anything. In the separate suicide notes, they wrote that they could not live alone after their mother and therefore they were taking the extreme step. Nobody should be held responsible for our deaths, the police said. Raju Kapoor, brother of the victims, told that today when he came and knocked at the door, he did not get any response. Following this, he called his cousin. They somehow opened the door and found the duo hanging from the ceiling fans on the upper floor. He said they were under depression as their mother was very ill. Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 25 Heavy rain on Friday night wreaked havoc on the standing wheat crop leaving the farmers worried who fear a loss of yield and loss in luster of wheat grains. Starting in the afternoon on Friday, rain continued intermittently till early this morning. Even hailstorm was reported from different areas of the district. Satinder Singh, a resident of Majitha, said, “Heavy rain and hailstorm have caused a huge damage to crops, especially the wheat crop, as in most areas more than 50 per cent of the crop has been flattened.” The wheat crop had also suffered damages from showers early this week. Most farmers said too much water, when the crop has already matured, causes it to flatten. “As the soil becomes muddy, the roots lose their grip leading to flattening of the crop,” said Harpal Singh, another farmer. Some farmers said while some grains are lost due to the impact of rain drops hitting them, those still on the sapling lose their luster as moisture in a flattened crop does not go away easily. They said they would face difficulty in selling their produce, continued on page 2 FARMERS DEMAND COMPENSATION: REPORT ON P2 DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL AMRITSAR JUNIOR WING PRE NURSERY TO CLASS II Legacy of Educational Excellence Spacious, Vibrant, Air- Conditioned rooms with wi-fi. Strong Home- School Connect Modern Pedogogies, Blended Learning with Professionally Experienced Cognitive and Effective Learning 98785-10061 firstname.lastname@example.org dpsasrjunior.com 62 SHASTRI NAGAR, LAWRENCE ROAD, AMRITSAR 2 inmates attempt suicide Our Correspondent The wheat crop lies flattened on the outskirts of Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO DTF holds protest over death of three teachers in road mishap ‘Name Adampur airport after Guru Ravidas’ Our Correspondent Tribune News Service Tarn Taran, March 25 Activists of the Democratic Teachers’ Front (DTF) on Saturday held a protest demonstration and burnt an effigy of the state government to express their resentment over the death of three teachers and one more person here on Friday. The road accident took place when they were going to their schools. Nine other teachers received serious injuries in the accident and they were under treatment. The teachers, hailing from Fazilka district, were headed for different schools in Valtoha of Tarn Taran district when they met with the road accident near Ferozepur. Partap Singh Thathgarh and Kashmir Singh Chohla, district president and general secretary, respectively, of DTF were among others Jalandhar, March 25 Environmentalist and Rajya Sabha MP Balbir Singh Seechewal today demanded from Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann that the Adampur airport be named after Shri Guru Ravidas. The issue was raised on sidelines of Mann and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal’s visit to the Dera Sachkhand Ballan. Seechewal said it was a long-pending demand of the Dalit community that the airport should be named after Guru Ravidas. Seechewal also raised the issue of damage to crops, especially wheat, due to two days of rain with the CM Mann. He said farmers had suffered huge losses due to the rain at the time of wheat ripening and demanded compensation for them from the Chief Minister Tarn Taran, March 25 Two inmates lodged in the Central Jail, Sri Goindwal Sahib, made an unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide with a self-made sharp-edged weapon here on Thursday. The two inmates have been identified as Jatinder Singh Hanny of Duburji in Kapurthala distirct and Man- preet Singh Pita of Dhaul Kalan in Amritsar. Jail Assistant Superintendent Kirpal Singh, in a complaint lodged with the Goindwal Sahib police, said the prisoners had procured some sharp-edged weapons to commit suicide but they failed. The prisoners have been booked under Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code. Chief Khalsa Diwan passes ~157-cr budget for 2023-24 Tribune News Service Teachers burn an effigy of the state government in Tarn Taran. who addressed on the occasion. The leaders demanded adequate compensation for the victims’ families and free medical treatment to the injured. Holding the state government responsible for the accident, leaders of the front alleged teachers were ‘forced’ to move to far-off stations though posts of teachers were lying vacant in the their districts. They demanded the posting of these teachers close to their residence so that they could look after their families. Annual art exhibition inaugurated Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 25 The Indian Academy of Fine Arts (IAFA) opened its annual edition of state exhibition of arts here on Saturday. Cabinet Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar was the chief guest who inaugurated the exhibition, which will remain open till April 8. This year, 145 art works of 104 artists from the state have been exhibited. They are also competing in various categories. The art works on display include paintings, sculpture, murals, graphic art and sketches. The exhibition will host live art demonstrations and workshops by renowned artists for art lovers. In competitive categories, Jalandhar-based artist Sukhwinder Singh received the first prize of Rs 21,000 while Mandi Gobindgarh-based artist Rain effect: Yield may drop by 10% Cabinet Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar inaugurates the state art exhibition in Amritsar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Rahul Dhiman received the second cash prize of ~11,000. The third prize of ~5,000 each was jointly shared by three artists — Jalandhar-based Sushil Kumar, Moga artist Gurraj Singh and Pramod Kumar Gautam from the city. In students/amateur artist category, Faridkot-based artist Harmanjot Kaur got the first prize of ~11,000 while the second prize of ~7,000 was given to Sangrur-based artist Srishti Sharma and third prize to city-based Jagroop Singh and Rizwana Nissa and Jalandharbased Harinder Singh. c m y b Amritsar, March 25 Chief Khalsa Diwan today passed the annual budget of Rs 157.35 crore for 2023-24 with primary focus on construction and development of CKD schools. General house meet, presided over by CKD president Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjer, said that there had been a 15 per cent increase in the total income of the Chief Khalsa Diwan this year compared to the previous financial year, while in terms of expenses this year, it is estimated that there will be an increase of 32 per cent over the previous year. He said the increase in expenditure was a very meaningful and positive sign which was an indicator of setting new boundaries for progress. Ajitpal Singh Aneja, a member of the finance committee of the Chief Khalsa Diwan, while giving detailed information Members of the Chief Khalsa Diwan pose for a photograph after passing the budget in Amritsar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO about the budget, said, “Rs 38 crore has been earmarked in the budget to buy land for opening a new CKD school. The money will also be spent on construction of new school buildings and expansion of schools at Batala, shifting of Attari School to new location, Hoshiarpur and Asal Uttar (Tarn Taran). Another school will transfer the leased land at Sur Singh (Tarn Taran). Apart from this, a grant of Rs 44 lakh has been specially given for religious propagation and Rs 1.52 crore to be spent on free books, uniforms and other expenses for Adarsh schools.” Ajit Singh Basra jointly informed that Sikh Minority Scheme has been started in the schools running under Chief Khalsa Diwan under which the needy students will get financial support. It was also decided to add names of schools in Gurmukhi to promote Punjabi.
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