30052023-ATR-01.qxd 5/30/2023 12:12 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune 542 STUDENTS GET DEGREES AT 64TH CONVOCATION EDWARD JAMES REVEALS HE HAD THROAT CANCER Veteran actor Edward James Olmos recently revealed that he was diagnosed with throat cancer. P3 PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 31°C | MIN 22°C YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 23°C LONDON-BASED MODEL ISHITA REJECTS BIG BOSS A total of 542 students received degrees during the convocation of DAV College, Amritsar. P2 FORECAST London-based model and designer Ishita Gupta declined the offer to participate in Bigg Boss. P4 » » SUNSET TUESDAY 7:29 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:26 AM » TUESDAY | 30 MAY 2023 | AMRITSAR GANGSTER JAGGU’S REMAND EXTENDED Amritsar: A local court on Monday extended the police remand of notorious gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria. He was produced in the court after the expiry of police remand. He was arrested by the State Special Operation Cell in an Arms Act case. TNS BOOTLEGGER HELD WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR Amritsar: The Cantonment police have arrested a notorious bootlegger, identified as Karanjot Singh, a resident of Chand Avenue, now residing at Ghanupur Kale, and recovered 2,850 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession. SI Kulwant Singh said raids were on to nab his accomplice Jaspal Singh, who managed to flee from the spot. A case under the Excise Act was registered. TNS Man refuses money for Cops get 7 emergency response vehicles liquor, stabbed to death Tribune News Service Two suspects booked; further investigation on, say cops Tribune News Service ONE OF THE SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED: POLICE Amritsar, May 29 A man was stabbed to death by a sharp weapon by two persons for allegedly refusing to give money for liquor in the Angarh area falling under the Gate Hakima police station here last night. The deceased has been identified as Subhash Chander. The incident took place while he was returning home from work. The suspects reportedly demanded money from him for consuming liquor. When he refused, the suspects stabbed him with an icebreaker. They later fled the spot after the incident. The police authorities said the body was handed over to the family after post-mortem examination. Further investigations were on into the matter. The police identified one of the suspects as Satpal The police identified one of the suspects as Satpal and raids were on to nab him. The police have registered a murder case against Satpal and his accomplice, who is yet to be identified. SATPAL USED TO BORROW MONEY: KIN The victim’s family said Subhash Chander was the breadwinner of the family. He used to work as a labourer. Satpal used to borrow money from him for consuming liquor. While he was returning home on Sunday night, Satpal and his accomplice stopped him and demanded money for liquor. He refused to give money, following which they started a scuffle with him. The duo later stabbed him with an icebreaker. and raids were on to nab him. The police have registered a murder case against Satpal and his accomplice, who is yet to be identified. The victim’s family said Subhash Chander was the breadwinner of the family. He used to work as a labourer. Satpal used to borrow money from him for consuming liquor. While he was returning home last night, Satpal and his accomplice stopped him and demanded money for liquor. He refused to give money, following which they started a scuffle with him. The duo later stabbed him with an icebreaker. Subhash, who suffered serious injuries, was rushed to a hospital where he breathed his last. Civic body's drive against illegal sewer, water connections to resume on June 1 Fixes target of recovering ~15 crore from illegal connection holders Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 29 After a week-long interval, the Water Supply and Sewerage Wing of the Municipal Corporation will resume its drive against defaulters and illegal connections on Thursday (June 1). The MC had announced that it would disconnect the connections of defaulters last week, but took action only in nine cases. According to information, the field staff of the Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Wing was not intimated about snapping the connections. When the staff of the Water Supply and Sewerage Wing made field visits to take action against the defaulters, they were LIST OF MAJOR DEFAULTERS SUBMITTED On Monday, zonal officials of the Water Supply and Sewerage Wing submitted a list of 10 major defaulters in their respective areas. As per the information, most of the defaulters in the list have to pay more than Rs 50,000 to the MC. engaged in other tasks. Water Supply and Sewerage Wing in-charge Rajinder Sharma has written to the O&M officials to deploy junior engineers of all zones with the Water Supply and Sewerage Wing teams on Thursday for snapping the connections. Today, zonal officials of the Water Supply and Sewerage Wing submitted a list of 10 major defaulters in their respective areas. As per the information, most of the defaulters in the list have to pay more than Rs 50,000 to the MC. In all five zones, the MC has identified 50 major defaulters who didn’t pay water and sewer bills. The MC teams will reach at least five defaulters in each zone on Thursday and collect the pending bills. “The WSS wing staff would disconnect five connections of major defaulters in their respective areas on Thursday. The JEs of O&M will accompany the teams. A minimum of 25 connections would be disconnected for the recovery of dues. Apart from this, the MC teams will disconnect illegal connections. There are more than 70,000 illegal connections in the city. We appeal to residents to register their connections under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation scheme,” said Rajinder Sharma, in-charge, Water Supply and Sewerage wing. The Water Supply and Sewerage Wing has targeted the recovery of ~15 crore from the defaulters and the wing has collected around Rs 2 crore till date. The Citizen Facilitation Centres have been sending bills to around 50,000 users on their mobiles. There are more than 10,000 users who are defaulters and are not paying the bills regularly. Protesting lawyers, three youths clash Trio was seeking way to cross during agitation by advocates outside court complex Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 29 Three youths were allegedly thrashed by protesting advocates following a verbal spat over seeking a way to cross outside the District Courts complex here today. The lawyers had blocked the road in protest against the challan issued to an advocate. Bar Association members, along with its president Pardeep Saini, blocked the road outside the District Courts that continued till late in the evening. The protest led to traffic chaos on the road. Senior police officials reached the spot and held talks with the protesting lawyers. According to information, when the advocates were holding agitation, three youth came on a car and sought way. They were reportedly IELTS students belonging to Majitha. They were going to the centre at that time. On finding the Amritsar, May 29 The city police received seven emergency response vehicles (ERVs), which were flagged off by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann recently. Equipped with mobile data terminals (MDTs) and global positioning system (GPS), the vehicles will quickly response to a distress call by people on emergency helpline numbers 112 and 181. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Headquarters) Vatsala Gupta said the vehicles would have two women cops, besides duty officers, who would reach the spot within no time and try to resolve the problem being faced by the distress caller. “Instead of noting down statements for lodging complaints, which takes times, cops in emergency response vehicles are equipped with modern gadgets such as tablets. They will record the statements, verify the details and take further necessary action,” she said. She pointed out that emergency response vehicles would remain on duty c m y b round the clock. Around 55 cops, including women, have been deputed. Each sub-division would be headed by a woman SI-rank officer. Rakesh Kumar, ACP (C&W), was deputed as the nodal officer. She said these vehicles ■ Emergency response vehicles will remain on duty round the clock. ■ Around 55 cops, including women, have been deputed. ■ Each sub-division will be headed by a woman SI-rank officer. ■ Rakesh Kumar, ACP (C&W), was deputed as the nodal officer. would be connected with public safety answering point (PSAP) - a centralised point for receiving calls from helpline numbers. Live locations of these vehicles would be available with the PSAP and the dis- trict coordination centre with the help of MDTs. Earlier, she, along with Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Headquarters) Parvinder Kaur, briefed the police teams about the functioning of ERVs. Security check Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 29 Inaugurated as a pilot project at Gurala village, the Solid Waste Management Scheme aims at making women selfreliant. To make rural women from weaker economic families independent and empowered, the government constituted a 10-member self-help group (SHG) to collect garbage door-to-door. Each woman member of the SHG will get a fixed monthly emolument of Rs 3,000 from the village panchayat. They will also get a share in the manure prepared from the garbage. Out of the 10-member SHG, three will collect the garbage from each house on cycle-rickshaws. Another group will engage in digging up holes to bury the refuse. In return, each household will need to pay Rs 50 per month. Navdeep Kaur, District ~3,000 MONTHLY EMOLUMENT help group (SHG) will get a fixed monthly emolument of Rs 3,000 from the village panchayat. ■ They will also get a share in the manure prepared from garbage. ■ Out of the 10-member SHG, three will collect the garbage from each house on cycle-rickshaws. road blocked, three youth asked them to give a way. The lawyers said a dharna was going on. However, it led to heated arguments. Soon, the situation turned worse as a clash broke out between three youths and advocates. The youths were thrashed by lawyers. Two of them were nabbed and later handed Continued on page 2 WILL REACH SPOT WITHIN NO TIME ROUND-THE-CLOCK DUTY, 55 COPS DEPUTED Deputy Commissioner of Police (Headquarters) Vatsala Gupta said the vehicles would have two women cops, besides duty officers, who would reach the spot within no time and try to resolve the problem being faced by the distress caller. Waste mgmt project to make rural women self-reliant ■ Each woman member of the self- Lawyers clash with youths; and (below) advocates hold a protest outside the District Courts complex in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Cops with emergency response vehicles in Amritsar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Development and Panchayat Officer (DDPO), said it would take between 40 and 45 days for the wet refuse to turn into manure. These members of the SHG would then package them in bags, which would be shifted to the markets to be sold among farmers. “We are in talks with the Krishi Vigyan Kendra and other farmer organisations to provide us with a platform to sell the manure during the camps held for their benefit. The successful implementation of the project will help the government replicate the model in other villages of the district and even rest of the state,” the DDPO said. Paramilitary forces and Punjab Police personnel check the luggage of passengers at the bus stand in Amritsar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Minister inaugurates Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra Memorial Amritsar, May 29 Local Bodies Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar inaugurated the much-awaited Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra Memorial, built over 4,000 square yards at a cost of ~2.44 crore, at Gol Bagh here today. Former minister Lakshmi Kanta Chawla, who was also present on the occasion, was running a campaign to set up a memorial in the memory of the martyr. Addressing the gathering, she sought the installation of Shaheed Udham Singh’s statue too at the memorial site. She said Dhingra was hanged to death at the London’s Pentoville Prison at the age of 26. Years later, Shaheed Udham Singh was also hanged at the same prison. She felt that this memorial could remind the coming generations of the sacrifices made by martyrs. She said the lives of martyrs would always remain a source of inspiration for the nation. Today, it was a matter of pride that the martyr got due respect. Dr Nijjar said the Bhagwant Mann government, in its endeavour to fulfil the dreams of martyrs, installed pictures of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh and Dr BR Ambedkar in all government offices to inspire people to follow in their footsteps. He said Madan Lal Dhin- gra left all comforts at an early age and made important contribution to the freedom struggle. Addressing the gathering, MLA of the Amritsar Central Constituency Dr Ajay Gupta threw light on the life of the martyr. Born in 1883 in the holy city, Dhingra was executed in London in 1907. He said Dhingra killed William Hutt Curzon Wyllie, the media highlighted the incident across the world. As a result, the movement in the USA, Canada and India got more strength. Though born in a well-to-do family, Dhingra left all charms behind and laid down his life for the country. — TNS PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR INBRIEF Local Bodies Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar (third from right) and former minister Lakshmi Kanta Chawla (left) during the inauguration of the Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra Memorial in Amritsar on Monday.
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