02062023-ATR-01.qxd 6/2/2023 12:39 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune AVOID DSR IN SOIL WITH LOW NUTRIENT, SAY EXPERTS GAL GADOT OPENS UP ON HER INSECURITIES Gal Gadot shared that have imposter syndrome, every time she acts, she doubts herself. P3 MAINLY CLOUDY MAX 32°C | MIN 21°C YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 20°C ANIL KAPOOR ANNOUNCES S2 OF THE NIGHT MANAGER The farmers have been advised against the use of technique in soils with low nutrient content. P2 FORECAST Anil Kapoor has officially announced that the new season is set to release on June 30. P4 » » SUNSET FRIDAY 7.31 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.25 AM » FRIDAY | 2 JUNE 2023 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF THREE HELD WITH STOLEN ITEMS Amritsar: The city police nabbed three robbers and recovered six motorcycles, four mobile phones, one pair of gold earrings and a gold nose pin from them on Thursday. Those arrested have been identified as Sunny Singh of Varpal village, Gurwinder Singh, alias Ginda, and Akashdeep Singh, alias Akash, both residents of Chabba village. A case was registered on the statement of the victim of Ranjit Singh, at Vallaha police station on May 8. The victim said the robbers forcibly took her mother’s purse, gold earrings, nose pin and also took his wallet and mobile phone on CanalRoad by intercepting his bike. Maqbulpura SHO Amolkdeep Singh investigated the matter and arrested the accused. TNS SWINDLER HELD WITH 2 PHONES Amritsar: The police nabbed the swindler who recently duped a shopkeeper using the name of MLA North Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh. The accused has been identified as Bhalinderpal Singh, a resident of Mohali. The police have recovered two mobiles from him. Varinder Singh Khosa, ACP North, said a team led by Inspector Gagandeep Singh, SHO, Civil Lines, probed the case and nabbed Bhalinderpal Singh from Dasuya in Hoshiarpur. The accused has committed frauds already. TNS SKM protests outside DC office, seeks WFI chief’s arrest Tribune Reporters Ghallughara Week: Police conduct flag march in city Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 1 Farmers under the banner of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha staged a protest outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office demanding the immediate arrest of BJP leader and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh here on Thursday. The farmer leaders also condemned the use of force by the government against the protesting wrestlers Rattan Singh Randhawa, a farmers’ leader, said the way in which the entire matter was handled was disrespectful to women and against the basic principles of justice. He said the government should have immediately removed the WFI president after a complaint was received against him and ordered a probe into the matter by an independent investigating agency. Another farmer leader Balkar Singh Dudala said incidents like these damaged the country’s image at the international level. “If the country is not able to ensure the safety of its international women players, some of whom have won medals at the international level, the safety and security of women from poor backgrounds is a Farmers burn an effigy of the Central Government outside the DC office in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR distant dream,” he said. The farmer leaders said they would mobilise the support of general public for the protesting wrestlers and support them in every possible way. The farmer unions also burnt an effigy of the Central Government and demanded justice for the wrestlers. The protesting farmers were also addressed by Jatinder Singh Chinna, Dhanwant Singh Khatraikalan, Dr Parminder Singh, Dr Satnam Singh Ajnala, Kanwaljit Kaur, Ravinder Kaur and others. The unions also submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner’s office on the occasion. Rain cover ‘Allow farmers to protest at Jantar Mantar’ Tarn Taran: Showing solidarity with the protesting wrestlers, the farmers’ unions associated with the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha took out a protest march in the town on Thursday. They also submitted a memorandum to the SDM. Leaders and workers of as many as 20 farmer unions, who participated in the rally organised in the local Gandhi Municipal Park, condemned the Union Government for not arresting WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The wrestlers must be allowed to stage a dharna at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, they said. Amritsar, June 1 Keeping in view Ghallughara Week, teams of the Commissionerate Police, Amritsar city police and Anti Riot Force (ARF) have increased the vigil in the city. On the instructions of the Commissioner Police to maintain law and order, flag marches are being conducted in various areas of the city to create a sense of security among the residents. Parminder Singh Bhandal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Law and Order, Amritsar, and the ADCPs of Zone 1, 2 and 3 along with senior police officials conducted flag marches in the inner, outer, congested, narrow markets and sensitive areas of the city. Besides, the police officials claimed that adequate security arrangements had been made in the city. Around 60 checkpoints in the inner, outer and walled city areas had been established. Twentyhour shift-wise special nakas were being carried out and every vehicle was being thoroughly checked and suspicious persons were being interrogated. Their complete continued on page 2 Mid-day meal workers demand hike in salary Want minimum wages law to be implemented Mid-day meal workers hold a protest in front of the residence of Punjab Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 1 Hundreds of mid-day meal workers participated in a rally held in front of the residence of Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO at New Amritsar here on Thursday. On the call given by state union, workers of Amritsar and Tarn Taran districts under the leadership of state general secretary Mamata Sharma sat on a dharna and submitted a demand letter to the Tehsildar (Amritsar-1), tions. We are being paid a meagre salary of Rs 3,000, which is not enough to run a household. Some of us have been working for years without any raise and no incentives,” they said. They said the exploitation of mid-day meal workers continued. The workers demanded that the minimum wages law should be implemented for the mid-day meal workers or they would be forced to go on strike. “Some of their other major demands included: continued on page 2 MC severs water, sewer connections of 9 defaulters Tribune News Service Some youths use a plastic sheet as a canopy to save themselves from rain at Heritage Street in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR 200 tricycles meant for disabled gathering dust in the open area Amritsar, June 1 Over 200 tricycles meant for distribution among disabled persons in the district have been lying in the open at Government School in Ranjit Avenue for the past few months as no care has been taken to protect these from sunlight and rain. With many spells of rain during the last few months, the iron parts of these tricycles have started rusting. As the city witnessed rain on Wednesday and Friday, the tricycles got drenched again. A look at the bicycles reveals that apart from rusting, the seats, tyres and other parts too are showing signs of damage. A local resident said, “These cycles have been lying here for the past few months. If these had been kept in a storeroom, these would not have been affected by showers and sunlight.” He said the government department responsible for taking care of these should be made responsible for the who assured the workers that he would talk to the minister and held a meeting with the government soon. Addressing the rally, Sarabjit Kaur Bhorchi, Raj Kaur Tarn Taran, Paramjit Kaur Vairowal and Harjinder Kaur Gehri, all leaders of the midday meal workers’ union, said the government had not yet fulfilled the promise made by AAP leaders in the run-up to the Assembly polls. “They had promised to double the honorarium of cooks and helpers before the elec- Amritsar, June 1 The zonal teams of the MC’s Water Supply and Sewerage Wing disconnected water supply and sewerage connections of nine defaulters here on Thursday. Rajinder Sharma, Secretary, Water Supply and Sewerage (WSS) wing, stated that teams comprising Junior Engineers (JEs) of the operation and maintenance (O&M) cell, sewermen and recovery staff of the WSS wing took action in the West and East zones of the municipal corporation. He said seven water and sewerage connections were disconnected in West Zone Liquor case: Eatery owner refutes city police’s claim MC employees disconnect the sewer connection of one of the defaulters in Amritsar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO and two water and sewerage connections were disconnected in East Zone. Out of the nine connections, four connections were illegally connected by the users without paying fee to the municipal corporation. Five of the defaulters were not paying pending bills. The MC staff severed the connections of five defaulters and asked them to pay dues to use the facility. Rajinder Sharma said users paid Rs 4.5 lakh of the pending dues through the recovery teams and in citizen facilitation centre (CFC) today. He said Rs 1.76 crore had been collected so far in the current financial year. It is worth mentioning here 96 resource centres serving children with special needs in border villages Tribune News Service Tribune news service Over 200 tricycles meant for distribution among the disabled are lying in the open at Ranjit Avenue government school in Amritsar. damage caused to them. The tricycles and other such equipments are usually distributed to needy persons on Independence Day and Republic Day. Apart from these two days, the disabled applicants can also apply for a tricycle under the government scheme to the district administration. Balkar Singh, another resident, said, “These rust-ridden tricycles would be distributed to disabled persons at the coming Independence Day. However as these beneficiaries would not be in a position to question the administration, they would accept whatever would be given to them.” — TNS Amritsar, June 1 In response to the police raid conducted at a restaurant and bar “Hoppers” at Ranjit Avenue on the intervening night of May 29 and 30, the owner of bar and restaurant claimed that they have a valid licence to serve liquor. The police had seized the liquor from bar alleging that they didn’t have a valid liquor licence for the year 2023-24 A case had been registered against the manager of the restaurant under the Excise Act. The management of the restaurant claimed that allegations made by the police were misinterpreted. “Hoppers has a valid excise hard bar licence since March 2020. It is being regularly renewed yearly and is continued on page 2 c m y b that over 60,000 illegal connections of water and sewerage are functional in the city. The MC issued notices to around 10,000 defaulters who did not pay the pending bills. Rajinder said if the residents of the city had any complaints regarding water supply and sewerage bills, people should contact him directly. He said if anyone wanted to get an illegal connection regularized or get new connection of water supply and sewerage, he/she should contact the staff in the head office of the municipal corporation at Ranjit Avenue. New connections would be installed within seven days of applying. Amritsar, June 1 According to a UNESCO report in 2019, majority of children with special needs (CWSN) in India below the age of six year do not have access to education or any educational institute. Considering the number of children with special needs in rural belt, the number might be more. In a bid to change the situation, not overnight but with consistent efforts, the district Education Department had set up 96 cluster resource centres in several educational blocks covering rural border belt. These resource centres are the epicentre of learning, early education and to provide medical support to parents from BPL or low-income groups, who have CWSN. The district Education Department has employed 99 inclusive education volunteers (IEVs) Resource centre at GES (Boys), Attari, has 18 CWSN and it caters to a cluster of eight schools in vicinity on Thursday. VISHAL KUMAR since its launch in 2008. These IEVs include qualified special educators and resource volunteers, who as part of the Integrated Education for the Disabled (IED) under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan, are running learning programmes at these resource centres and are involved in home-based education which aims to cover the out-of-school children suffering from a severe form of disability. One such resource centre in Government Elementary school (boys), Attari, has 18 students with special needs, between the age of 6-17, who are being educated and provided medical aid. Another such resource centre at Lakshamansar, near Shaheedan Saheb area, has 32 students. “Each of these resource centre has one resource volunteer and one special educator, who is assigned at block level takes care of sixeight such resource centre. We have total of 99 IEVs, who work on getting CWSN to schools, holding assessment camps and providing free medical aid. Each resource centre has an average of 10-12 CWSN and every month evaluation of the child is held, with focus on whether short term goals and long term goals being achieved or not,” informed Dharminder Gill, coordinator, Pehal resource continued on page 2
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