15052023-ATR-01.qxd 5/15/2023 12:31 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune MAN ROBBED OF CASH, MOBILE; 1 IN POLICE NET HERE’S HOW RAVEENA TANDON BAGGED HER FIRST ROLE... Raveena Tandon made her debut in the Hindi film industry with Salman Khanstarrer Patthar Ke Phoolin 1991.P3 MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 41°C | MIN 24°C YESTERDAY MAX 41°C | MIN 24°C NAMITA LAL HAPPY THAT HER FILM IS DOING WELL A dhaba worker, Kishan Singh Dabola, robbed while he was on his way back to his residence. P2 FORECAST Namita Lal’s latest Netflix release, Before Life After Death, earning much love on the platform. P4 » » SUNSET MONDAY 7.20 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:33 AM » MONDAY | 15 MAY 2023 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF PIK-UP STOLEN FROM VILLAGE Tarn Taran: A Bolero Pik-up parked outside a house was stolen from Jalalabad village on the night of May 12. Varinder Singh, owner of the Pik-up, in his complaint to the Verowal police, said after his daylong work, he parked the vehicle outside his house. He found the vehicle missing the next morning. ASI Hari Singh of the Verowal police said a case under Section 379 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) had been registered in this regard. OC TWO ARRESTED WITH STOLEN BIKE Tarn Taran: The Sadar police, led by ASI Baljinder Singh, arrested two persons with a stolen bike near Manochahal Khurd village on Saturday. The ASI said the suspects had been identified as Lakhwinder Singh of Manochahal Khurd and Peter of Ahmadpur village. The police said the suspects were on their way to sell the stolen Kawasaki motorcycle with its deleted chassis number. The bike also did not have a registration number. The suspects failed to present any document related to the ownership registration certificate (RC). They were produced before a court, which sent them to 14-day judicial custody. A case under Sections 379, 411 and 489 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the suspects. Baljinder Singh said Peter was already facing proceedings in a rape case. OC ICSE Class X: Students pass with flying colours Arpan of St Francis gets 99.2%, Gunsirat of Sacred Heart scores 99% Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 14 The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) Class X results were announced today. Gunsirat Kaur of Sacred Heart School scored 99 per cent marks. Talking to the Amritsar Tribune, Gunsirat said she wants to become a doctor. So, she would opt for medical stream. A total of 300 students from Holy Heart Presidency School appeared for the ICSE exam. The school recorded 100 per cent pass percentage with 13 students scoring above 95 per cent marks, 71 scoring above 90 per cent marks and 131 above 85 per cent marks. Daljit Kaur bagged first position in the school with 96.2 per cent marks, while Manbir Kaur and Sanmit Singh bagged second and third positions with 96 per cent and 95.8 per cent marks, respectively. School chairman Vijay Seth and director Anjna Vijay Seth, principal Vikram Seth and principal Shilpa Vikram Seth felicitated the students on their stupendous success. St Francis Convent School, Jandiala Guru, claimed that it recorded 100 per cent pass percentage. As many as 132 students from the school appeared for the exam. Out of them, 17 students bagged above 90 per cent marks. Arpan Kaur scored 99.2 per cent marks, followed by Khushdeep Kaur Bal 98.4 per cent and Sehajpreet Kaur 97.8 per cent marks. Other school students Students, along with staff members, celebrate their success after the declaration of ICSE Class X results, at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School in Amritsar on Sunday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR SHINING STARS ARPAN KAUR GUNSIRAT KAUR KHUSHDEEP 99.2% 99% 98.4% ST FRANCIS CONVENT SCHOOL SACRED HEART SCHOOL Pupils excel in Class XII exams Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 14 The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations declared Indian School Certificate (ISC) Class XII results today. St Francis Convent School, Jandiala Guru, said of the total 67 students, who appeared for the exam, some of them scored above 90 per cent marks. Gurveen Kaur scored 97 per cent marks, followed by Navroop Kaur 96.25 per cent and Ramneek Kaur 95.5 per cent. Other students who scored 90 per cent and above are Jessica Bal (94%), Harnoor Kaur (93%), Jasmeen Kaur (90.75%) and Yuvraj Singh (90%). A total of 300 students from Holy Heart Presidency School appeared for the exam. Out of them, Mehakpreet Kaur (medical) stood first in the school with 98.5 per cent marks. Tanvir Singh and Parmeet Singh bagged second and third positions with 97.5 per cent and 96.5 Girls flash the victory sign at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School in Amritsar on Sunday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR per cent marks, respectively. Gursharanbir Singh (non-medical) got 96 per cent marks. Manya and Samreet Kaur clinched first, second and third positions with 97 per cent, 95.5 per cent and 95.2 per cent marks, respectively. In medical and non-medical streams at Presidency School, 17 students scored above 95 per cent marks, 68 secured above 90 per cent marks and 100 students got above 85 per cent marks. In commerce stream, Ramneek and Varinderjit Singh ST FRANCIS CONVENT SCHOOL SEHAJPREET DALJIT KAUR 97.8% 96.2% ST FRANCIS CONVENT SCHOOL HOLY HEART SCHOOL who scored above 90 per cent marks are Naureen Kaur 95.6%, Isha Sharma 95.2%, Nimratpreet Kaur 95.2%, Khushnoor Kaur MANBIR KAUR SANMIT SINGH 96% 95.8% HOLY HEART SCHOOL Foolproof security HOLY HEART SCHOOL Randhawa 95%, Nirbay Jain 95%, Harsimrat Kaur 94.2%, Gurshaan Singh 94%, Chakshika Chawla 93.4%, Samridhi Seth 93.4%, Mankirat Singh 93.2%, Harnait Kaur Aulakh 93%, Simarpreet Kaur 91.6%, Navtej Singh 91.6% and Kiranbeer Kaur 91.4%. Paramilitary forces and Punjab Police personnel take out a flag march in the walled city area to ensure security and safety after blasts at the Heritage Street in Amritsar, on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO AAP victory in LS byelection may Farmers urged not to burn crop residue Only nine farm fire incidents reported on Sunday see civic body poll being held soon Tribune News Service Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 14 With the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) emerging victorious in the Jalandhar Lok Sabha bypoll, the possibility of holding Municipal Corporation General House elections has now brightened in Amritsar. The MC General House was dissolved on January 21. Though Minister for Local Government Inderbir Singh Nijjar claimed that the elections have been delayed due to delay in the completion of delimitation process in Ludhiana, Amritsar and Jalandhar, byelection in the region is also said to be one of the reasons behind the delay in holding the civic body elections. Political experts observed that the government may conduct the MC election soon to take advantage of the recent LS bypoll victory. With the overwhelming victory in Jalandhar Lok Sabha byelection, the Aam Adami Party believes it has passed the litmus test and that the Municipal Corporation elections in the state would not be a major challenge for the party. In the 2018 MC elections, the Aam Aadmi Party had contested in alliance with AAP supporters celebrate the party's victory in the Lok Sabha bypoll in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Communist Party of India (CPI). The AAP, BSP and CPI contested 62, 11 and 8 seats, respectively, failing to win any seat. The trio had dissolved the alliance after the election without any official announcement. As AAP has now formed the government in the state with 92 MLAs, the situation is totally different from the previous elections. After the formation of government by AAP in 2022, more than 25 sitting councillors of the Congress, SAD and BJP had joined AAP. Even former Congress Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu had shifted loyalty. Jaswant Singh, an AAP volunteer, said, “The AAP bagged first and second positions with 94 per cent and 92 per cent marks, respectively. The third position was shared by Seerat Singh and Mehakdeep Kaur with 91.75 per cent marks. Eight students scored above 90 per cent marks and 21 got above 85 per cent marks in commerce stream. In humanities, Ashleen bagged first position with 95 per cent marks, while Samreet Kaur secured second position with 91.75 per cent marks. has been strengthened after victory in the Jalandhar Lok Sabha byelection. Now, the party will win the MC elections also as there is no challenge in the city for AAP. The Congress and SAD have been rejected badly by the people of Punjab. The BJP and other such parties do not have any hold in the holy city.” “No doubt, the AAP gets the benefit of providing freebies, including 300 power units, development in the city has been suffering after the formation of AAP government in the state. There is strong antiincumbency against AAP and people will react accordingly in the MC elections,” said Kuljit Singh, a local activist. Amritsar, May 14 Even as the number of farm fires being reported from fields in the district is comparatively low as compared to the previous years, the district administration has issued a fresh appeal to the farmers asking them not to burn wheat stubble. The district reported only nine farm fire incidents on Sunday. It witnessed a total of 653 such incidents since April 1. Deputy Commissioner Harpreet Singh Sudan said field officials of the administration were regularly keeping a check on farm fires and encouraging farmers to shun the practice. He said studies have proven that burning of crop residue deteriorates soil fertility and the requirement for fertiliser increases. “In several cases, smoke from fields led to road acci- Wheat residue set on fire at a field near Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO dents, resulting in loss of life. A large number of trees and saplings in agricultural fields and alongside roads are damaged every year,” he said. Sudan said the government had supplied the required machines for alternative management of crop residue to farmers and farmer groups on subsidised rates. Custom hiring centres had also been set up for farmers from where they can get these machines. The Deputy Commission said a large section of the farming community has already stopped burning crop residue. “Gradually, the mindset is changing and farmers are coming forward to shun the practice,” he said. Chief Agriculture Officer Jatinder Singh Gill said letting the crop residue decompose in the fields helps in increasing the quantity of essential nutrients in soil. It helps in ensuing better growth and yield of crops without much requirement for chemical fertilisers. Residents nab snatcher, hand him over to cops Our Correspondent Was fleeing after snatching woman’s earring Tarn Taran, May 14 A motorcycle-borne miscreant was nabbed while trying to flee after snatching a gold earring of a woman here yesterday. People caught hold of him and handed him over to the Tarn Taran police. The suspect has been identified as Rana, a resident of Bath road, Tarn Taran. The incident took place in a broad daylight. The victim, Sukhbir Kaur, came to the Kainchian Wala Bazaar in Tarn Taran with her c m y b husband Baljit Singh, a resident of Kot Jaspat village. Sukhbir was standing in the bazaar when the snatcher threatened her with a sharp weapon and snatched her earring. When the suspect tried to flee after committing the crime, he fell on the road. Baljit and nearby people caught hold of him and hand him over to the Tarn Taran police. ASI Baldev Singh said a case under Section 379-B (2) of the IPC had been registered against the suspect. IMA faction accuses executive body of arbitrary decisions Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 14 A faction of the Indian Medical Association-Amritsar Chapter has accused its executive body of debarring them from the House in an arbitrary member. Dr Rahul Arora, who had contested for the post of president, IMA Amritsar, said, “After the elections of IMA Amritsar were postponed in January this year, four senior members of our group were debarred from attending any activities of the organisation.” Arora said that a few days later, 12 more senior members were also debarred Flip-flop over ban on activities of doctors raises queries from the House for a period of two years. “Later, IMA president OP Singhania revoked the decision. Then after a few days, these members were again debarred from attending any activities organised by the IMA,” said Arora. Presently, an unsigned and undated notice at the entrance of the office states that Dr Ashok Uppal and 11 other senior doctors have been debarred from holding Continued on page 2
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