31052023-ATR-01.qxd 31-05-2023 00:14 Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST MAINLY CLOUDY PANGOORA READY TO HOUSE ABANDONED CHILDREN DILJIT STUNS IN NO TURBAN LOOK IN CHAMKILA TEASER NEW SEASON OF AASHRAM MIGHT BE DROPPING IN JUNE This has been done keeping in view the rising number of cases of couples doing away with their child P2 Diljit Dosanjh will be seen without his turban in the upcoming film Chamkila, directed by Imtiaz Ali. P3 Since its debut in 2020, Aashram has caught attention of audiences with its thrilling storyline. P4 » » MAX 29°C | MIN 23°C YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.30 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:26 AM » WEDNESDAY | 31 MAY 2023 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF 47 MERITORIOUS STUDENTS FETED Amritsar:Deputy Commissioner Amit Talwar on Tuesday honoured 47 students from various schools of the city, who emerged toppers in Classes XII and X exams held by various boards. Encouraging them and calling them future of the country, Talwar said, "Today's children and young generation will be movers and shakers of the future. Some of these children will become politicians, doctors, engineers and officers and take the vanguard of the country. It is heartening to see such dedication among them."Many of these students achieved top positions in the district in the CBSE, ICSE and PSEB exams. Additional Deputy Commissioner Harpreet Singh, District Education Officer (Secondary) Sushil Tuli, District Education Officer (Elementary) Rajesh Sharma and other officials were also present on the occasion. TNS JAC threatens protest over transfer of DCE Khehra Tarn Taran, May 30 The transfer of PSEB Deputy Chief Engineer (DCE) Gursharan Singh Khehra is once again in the news. Two months back, Khehra was transferred from Tarn Taran to Amritsar circle on administrative grounds. The leaders of the different farmer, workers and employee unions under the banner of ‘Joint Action Committee’ (JAC) started protesting against the transfer. During the peak of the campaigning for the Jalandhar Lok Sabha bypoll, the JAC chalked out plans to stage a dharna in front of the residence of Transport Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar in Patti on May 2. The minister in a meeting held with the leaders of the JAC assured that the transfer would be cancelled but it has not been done even after nearly a month. The JAC held the meeting Amid teachers’ call for protest, GNDUchanges exam centres Says move will save students from frequent disruptions Neha Saini Tribune News Service Representatives of various unions attend the meeing of the JAC in Tarn Taran on Tuesday. PHOTO:GURBAXPURI Amritsar, May 30 Following an emergency online meeting of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) comprising Aided and UnAided College Managements, Principals’ Associations of three state universities, Punjab Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) on Tuesday, it was decided that all aided and un-aided colleges in the state will remain closed for the next three days. The managements, principals and college teachers will jointly sit on a protest dharna in front of the gates against the state government’s coercive measures being taken under bureaucratic pressure. They accused the AAP-led state government of adopting arbitrary, discriminatory and coercive steps, which will destroy higher educational institutions in the state. Owing to this announcement, major college in the city, including DAV College, Khalsa College, BBKDAV College and others will Tuesday evening. The university has reassigned examination centres for all theory and semester examinations that will be conducted by the university from May 31 till June 15. While the university defended this sudden move as a way of saving students from unnecessary disruption of examinations due to protests announced by the PCCTU, members of the PCCTU and GNDU teachers’ unions called it a ‘chaotic’ decision that would result in students’ harassment. The new centres assigned to students from Chawinda Devi are at Verka. Similarly, the new centres assigned to continued on page 2 2.98 lakh kids given polio drops in dist Amritsar, May 30 The three-day pulse polio immunisation drive in the district concluded with the Health Department administering polio drops to nearly 2.98 lakh children. Officials of the department stated that they had identified nearly the same number of children in the age group of 0 to five years for immunisation. Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh thanked the residents and the health employees for successfully completing the drive. He said running such a huge campaign, especially during summer, was a difficult task, but the health employees supported by the volunteers from various institutions successfully completed the task. The Civil Surgeon said apart from setting up booths to administer polio drops, the department also organised a door-to-door campaign to reach out to the children who were not brought to the booths on the first day. — TNS was called by the minister to his residence and maltreated. The unions have decided to hold block-level meetings and burn an effigy of the minister from June 3 to 8. On June11, a district-level dharna would be held in Patti in front of the minister’s residence. As many as 20 different unions are the part of the JAC, said Pannu. — OC Civic polls: Cong leaders, workers hold meeting Officials of the Health Department administer polio drops to a child in Amritsar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO under the presidentship of Daljit Singh Dialpura in which representatives of other unions also took part. After the meeting, JAC convener Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu said in a press release that the meeting took a serious note of the non-compliance of assurance given on May 1. Pannu alleged that the DCE Police raid restaurant Tarn Taran Bar Assn observes serving liquor illegally ‘no work’ day, residents suffer Tarn Taran, May 30 Former MLA Harminder Singh Gill, president, District Congress Committee, in a meeting with party workers and leaders on Tuesday called upon them to be ready for the elections to the Tarn Taran municipal Council. He said the elections to all 25 wards of the town would be announced at any time by the state government. Previously, the elections to the civic body were held more than seven years ago during the SADBJP regime. Gill said the party had decided to fight the elections on all the wards on the party election symbol. The former MLA said AAP had failed to fulfill the promises made to the people. He said the party would declare officer-bearers of the district committee soon. Party leaders Maninderpal Singh Plasaur, Harshasran Singh Mallha, Gandiwind Block Samiti chairman Ranjit Singh Rana and others too spoke on the occasion. — OC Book the manager for the crime Tribune News Service LICENCE HAD EXPIRED Amritsar, May 30 A huge quantity of liquor was recovered during a raid at a local restaurant, Hoppers, which was running the bar illegally at Ranjit Avenue here on late Monday night. The police have booked the restaurant manager, identified as Om Prakash. ACP (North) Varinder Singh Khosa said they got a secret tip-off that liquor was being served in the restaurant on Monday night. “We raided the restaurant and asked the manager to show the licence issued by the Excise Department to serve liquor. The manager failed to produce any licence. The restaurant earlier had a liquor licence, which expired on March 31 last financial year. Despite this, alcohol was being served. We have booked the manager Additional Commissioner of Police (North) Varinder Singh Khosa said they got a secret tipoff that liquor was being served in the restaurant on Monday night. “We raided the restaurant and asked the manager to show the licence issued by the Excise Department to serve liquor. The manager failed to produce any licence. The restaurant earlier had a liquor licence, which expired on March 31 last financial year. The restaurant had stocked 27 boxes of beer and 266 bottles of different brands of liquor. Fading Mughal connect of Patti The town also finds mention in Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang’s work Prabhdeep Sarkaria Tribune News Service Patti, May30 Dozens of structures dating back to the Mughal era are lying in a shambles in the historic town of Patti. Many among them have withstood the test of time, bearing testimony to the town’s rich Mughal past. One of these buildings is musalla, known as ‘Peeran di Maseet’ among locals, situated in Mohalla Mughalan Wala. The musalla, a structure used for conducting salah, is believed to have been constructed by the Gilani family, which once lived in the town. Unfortunately, the upper portion of the building recently crumbled owing to heavy rains, and it currently stands as a ghostly reminder of its former glory. Patti, a town struggling to be a city, boasts of braving many winters. Situated in the Khar Majha area of Punjab, it earned the epithet of ‘Nau Lakhi Patti’ during the Mughal period owing to the octroi collection that ran into 9 lakh. A municipality since 1874, the town has come a long way. IN RUINS ■ Last vestiges of the Mughal One of the Mughal-era structures in a dilapidated condition. Known for its cultural and religious significance, it finds mention as ‘China Patti’ in the works of Hiuen Tsang — the Chinese traveller — who visited Punjab in 630 AD. The Mirzas, famed for their opulence and extravagance, ruled the town during the Mughal period. They commissioned the construction of several magnificent buildings, including mosques, tombs and musallas. Many of these structures have been consigned to oblivion. remain closed. Given the announcement made by the PCCTU and college managements to boycott exam duties and remain shut in protest against the state government’s backtracking on centralized portal for admissions, GNDU announced a change in the exam centre schedule on late architecture in dilapidated condition, with bricks spalling and gumbads (domes) crumbling under the weight of time and neglect ■ The disappearance of the the Mughal-era structures is a stark reminder of transient nature of the human settlements and the importance of preserving tangible cultural heritage Unfortunately, these last vestiges of the Mughal architecture lie in a dilapidated condition, with bricks spalling and gumbads (domes) crumbling under the weight of time and neglect. Characterised by continued on page 2 c m y b and seized the illegal liquor.” As per police officials, the restaurant had stocked 27 boxes of beer and 266 bottles of different brands of liquor. All the beer and liquor bottles were seized. A case has been registered against the restaurant manager under relevant sections of the Punjab Excise Act. Members of the Tarn Taran Bar Association during the protest on Tuesday. PHOTO: GURBAXPURI Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, May 30 On the call given by the Amritsar Bar Association, members of the Tarn Taran Bar Association on Tuesday observed ‘no work’ day. The District Bar Association in its meeting held under the leadership of Baldev Singh Gill, president of the association, condemned the attack on Pardeep Kumar Saini, president of the Amritsar Bar Association, on Monday by anti-social elements. They also condemned the Amritsar police for not taking action against the assailants. Owing to the lawyers’ strike, clients and others were put to great inconvenience. Most of the litigants came to know of the strike of the Bar Association members only when they had stepped into the court premises. According to a rough estimate, around 3,000 persons come to the court daily. The judicial officers had to remain present in their respective courts in spite of ‘no work’ day announced by the lawyers. Some of the litigants who had come to the court from far-off places had to return disappointed.
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