13052023-ATR-01.qxd 5/13/2023 12:34 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 42°C | MIN 20°C YESTERDAY MAX 41°C | MIN 18°C MC OFFICIALS DEMOLISH ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN CITY TOM CRUISE RODE A BIKE OFF A CLIFF FOR MI 7 SHIV THAKARE LEARNS UNDERWATER SWIMMING The MC today demolished underconstruction hotels and other buildings at Golden Avenue. P2 Actress Vanessa Kirby says she was on sets when actor Tom Cruise parachuted from a motorcycle. P3 Shiv Thakare is set to be a part of the upcoming season of Colours’ Khatron Ke Khiladi. P4 » » SUNSET SATURDAY 7.18 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:34 AM » SATURDAY | 13 MAY 2023 | AMRITSAR Body found on roadside, cops launch probe PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 12 A man, identified as Sukhwinder Singh (55) of Chak Kamal Khan, was murdered on Wednesday night. His body was discovered on a roadside in the village. The police have registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC against some unidentified persons in this regard and a probe to identify the suspects is under way. Lovepreet Singh, the son of the deceased, stated to police that his father is a farmer who runs a flour mill in the village. He said he used to go for an evening walk with his wife Sarabjit Kaur every day. He said on Tuesday he went alone for walk at around 8.30 pm. Half an hour later, a village resident, Amritpal Singh said Sukhwinder Singh was lying on the roadside and he had injury marks in his ribs area on the right side of the body. He said he and other members of the family rushed him to a private hospital in Amritsar where the doctors declared him dead. Bhindi Saida police station SHO Himanshu Bhagat said the matter is currently being investigated. The body was handed over to the family after postmortem yesterday. Arshdeep, Kashvi come Jaspreet, Kushi joint toppers first in district with 98.8% CLASS X RESULTS Neha Saini Tribune News Service CLASS XII CBSE RESULTS Neha Saini Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 12 Tears of joy, proud hugs and loud cheers marked the day as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the results for Class XII and X today. Arshdeep Singh of Bhavan’s SL School and Kashvi Aggarwal of DAV Public School, Lawrence road, emerged as joint toppers in the district by scoring 98.8 per cent in Class XII Board exams. Arshdeep Singh is a student of nonmedical stream and Kashvi Aggarwal is from the commerce stream. Both Kashvi and Arshdeep scored 494 marks out of 500. In Class XII, the second position in the district has been secured by Mahnoor, a student of Spring Dale School, from the Humanities stream with 98.4%. Simarpreet Kaur of Guru Nanak Dev Global Academy, Adda Nath Di Khui; Shranay Malhotra of DAV Public School and Harkirat Singh of Sri Guru Harkrishan School have jointly secured the third position with 98.2%. Simarpreet Kaur belongs to the medical stream, Shranay Malhotra is from non-medical and Harkirat belongs to the commerce stream. Farmer’s son, Arshdeep wants a future in AI Arshdeep Singh, a resident of Ball Kala, Majitha Road, aspires to pursue computer engineering as he feels that Artificial Intelligence-based technology is the future. His father Angrez Singh is a farmer and mother Harsukhpal is a homemaker. ARSHDEEP SINGH KASHVI AGGARWAL MAHNOOR KAUR 98.8% 98.8% 98.4% NON-MEDICAL COMMERCE HUMANITIES SCHOOL: Bhavan’s SL School SCHOOL: DAV Public School SCHOOL: Spring Dale School AIM IN LIFE: To become a computer AIM IN LIFE: To become an engineer PARENTS: Father Angrez Singh is a farmer and mother Harsukhpal is a homemaker entrepreneur PARENTS: Her father Mohit Aggarwal is a businessman and mother Shikha Aggarwal is a homemaker wants to pursue Economics (Honours) PARENTS: father Sandeep Singh is a BDPO Officer and mother Harmeet Kaur is a lecturer SIMARPREET KAUR SHARANYA MALHOTRA HARKIRAT SINGH 98.2% 98.2% 98.2% MEDICAL NON-MEDICAL COMMERCE SCHOOL: Guru Nanak Dev Global SCHOOL: DAV Public School SCHOOL: Sri Guru Harkrishan Public Academy AIM IN LIFE: Wants to become a nurse PARENTS: Father Maluk Singh is a farmer and mother Gurmeet Kaur is a homemaker AIM IN LIFE: wants to pursue computer School engineering from IIT Mumbai PARENTS: His father Nitin Malhotra, who is a businessman and mother Neetu Malhotra is a teacher AIM IN LIFE: To study abroad Arshdeep’s brother Akashdeep joined his father in farming after completing Class 12 but Arshdeep sees his future in the world of technology. His favourite subjects are Physics and Maths and he scored 98.9 percentile in JEE Mains held recently. “He has always been a brilliant student, a quick learner and very focused,” shared Anita Bhalla, principal, Bhavan’s SL, who celebrated Arshdeep’s success with his family in school premises. Kashvi Aggarwal, a student of DAV Public School, has secured 98.8 per cent marks in Class 12th, sharing the top position in the district. continued on Page 2 Irrigation Dept working on reviving closed canal systems To check groundwater depletion due to tubewell use Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 12 Officials of the irrigation department have said that they are trying to revive the irrigation system which has been lying closed for nearly 30 years in the Majha region. The tributaries and channels are being renovated for the coming paddy season. Kulwinder Singh, Superintending Engineer (SE) of the Irrigation Department, said that at present, 17,060 employees and officers are engaged in the work across Punjab, including SDOs, junior engineers (JEs), Jiledars, Patwaris, Beldars and clerks. He said that out of 17,184 channels which were ploughed, about 4,000 canals have been rebuilt and work on the rest is in progress. He expressed the hope that the canal water would reach every farm by the end of June. “The canal water used for irrigation of agriculture fields, which once played a major role in determining the price of land, has been unfocused in Majha and Doaba areas due to the introduction of electric motors to fetch groundwater. The blind use of groundwater resulted in major challenges for liveli- Taking help of Revenue Dept to claim land The Irrigation Department creates canal channels near Amritsar. hood in the state. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and the Secretary of the Department Krishan Kumar decided to revive the irrigation system in state,” said Kulwinder Singh. The Superintending Engineer said that three decades back, canal water was being used efficiently in the whole of Punjab but as the number of tube-wells increased and electricity supply became available, the farmers stopped trying to bring canal water to the fields and groundwater started to be used for irrigation. As a result, water table has AIM IN LIFE: reached below 100 feet in most areas of Punjab and a dangerous situation has arisen. He said that in Majha and Doaba regions, people have plowed tributaries and channels in their fields. Kulwinder Singh said that the farmers have to do the work of cleaning the channels at their own level and the department has to clean the canals and tributaries. “We are now emphasising on reviving the channels which were ploughed by farmers during the past years. We are taking the help of the revenue department to claim the land for irrigation channels,” said the SE. c m y b PARENTS: Father Manjit Singh is a businessman and mother Maninderjit Kaur is a homemaker Amritsar, May 12 Girls outshined boys in Class X CBSE results as six girls shared the top three positions in district vis-à-vis three boys. Jaspreet Kaur, a student from Spring Dale school shared the first position in the district by securing 99.2% marks with Kushi Arora from DAV Public school. In the second position were Birinder Singh and Aryaman Tuli of Springdale School, Rudrani Mohindru of DAV public School with 99% marks whereas third position was shared by Bannie Wadhwa and Navreen Kaur of Springdale, Harshita Gupta of DAV Public school and Paramraj Singh Bhullar of Senior Study II with 98.8% marks. Jaspreet Kaur’s mother Kulwant Kaur, who is a homemaker, shared that her daughter expected a good result, but being a district topper is beyond her expectation. “She is a straight A student, always disciplined and dedicated towards her studies. It’s a proud moment for us that she has managed to surpass her own expectations,” she said. Jaspreet wants to pursue commerce and become a chartered accountant, like her father Jatinderbir Singh Dhillon, said Kulwant. Kushi Arora, a student of DAV Public School, who is also a district topper with 99.2% marks, received a grand welcome at her school as she celebrated her results with her friends, classmates and teachers. Calling herself a musician, who is good in studies as well, Kushi wants to pursue non-medical stream and make a future as a tech-developer. Jaspreet Kaur (99.2%) with her parents after the CBSE X results were declared in Amritsar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Kushi Arora (99.2%) of DAV School being congratulated by Principal Pallavi Seth and her parents in Amritsar on Friday. Birinder Singh 99% Banie Wadhwa 98.8% Aryaman Tuli 99% Navreen Kaur 98.8% Paramraj Singh 98.8%
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