06092023-ATR-01.qxd 9/6/2023 12:56 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune PROTEST OVER CLOSING OF TOILETS IN PALIKA BAZAAR POSTER OF BHUMI’S FILM THANK YOU FOR... UNVEILED The makers of new film Thank You For Coming on Tuesday unveiled a new poster of actor Bhumi. P3 PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 35°C | MIN 25°C YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 23°C MENON TALKS ABOUT HIS ROLE IN BAMBAI MERI JAAN Shopkeepers and visitors have lodged a protest against closing of public conveniences in Palika Bazaar. P2 FORECAST Bollywood Actor Kay Kay Menon is all set for the release of his next series Bambai Meri Jaan. P4 » » SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.48 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.09 AM » WEDNESDAY | 6 SEPTEMBER 2023 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF TWO HELD WITH 300-GM HEROIN Amritsar: Kamboh police have arrested Gurinder Singh and Raghubir Singh of Meerakot Kalan village for allegedly possessing 300-gm heroin. They were arrested by a patrolling party on Monday. A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act was registered against them. They were brought on police remand for further interrogation to establish their backward and forward links. TNS ONE NABBED FOR STEALING COPPER Amritsar: Khalchian police have arrested a thief, identified as Satnam Singh, of Sheikhupura Mohalla in Jandiala for allegedly stealing copper from power transformers. The police recovered 55-kg copper and a three-wheeler from his possession. The police said they got a tip-off that the accused was involved in stealing copper from transformers and later used to sell in the Jahajgarh area. A case was registered against him. TNS Fire destroys goods worth ~1 cr kept in showroom No casualty reported; family members taken to safer place Tarn Taran, September 5 Goods worth ~1 crore were destroyed when a fire broke in a double-storeyed showroom, Kamal Boot House, in the border village of Bhikhiwind on the Khalra road here on Tuesday. Harjinder Singh, owner of the showroom, and the police said a short circuit in the power supply wire was cited as the reason behind the fire. Preetinder Singh, DSP , Bhikhiwind, said the family of the showroom owner, Harjinder Singh, lived on the upper story of the complex. The DSP said the family felt the smell of smoke around 4 am. The members of the family rushed downstairs and saw the smoke inside the showroom. The family lifted the shutters, but the fire had started spreading fast. The Bhikhiwind police were immediately informed of the incident. SHO Sub-Inspector Barjinder Singh along with a heavy police force reached the Miscreants committed crime as soon as she alighted from bus Tribune News Service A team of Fire Brigade personnel try to control the fire that engulfed the showroom in Bhikhiwind on Tuesday. PHOTO: GURBAXPURI spot. The police informed the Patti Fire Brigade. Seeing the fire spreading rapidly, the SHO took the members of the family to a safer place. He managed to escape all the members of the family encircled by the fire. Preetinder Singh said the Fire Brigade tenders were called from Tarn Taran and Amritsar and with the con- Hardeep Puri launches ‘Meri Maati, Mera Desh’ campaign stant efforts of the firefighters, the fire could be brought under control in eight hours. The DSP said the short circuit was the root cause of the fire. The showroom owner alleged that they had been constantly appealing to officials to remove defects in the transformer, but they did not care for it, resulting in loss of goods. — OC Union Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri (2nd from left), BJP national secretary (centre) Manjinder Singh Sirsa and other party leaders in Amritsar on Tuesday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR built in Delhi. The soil of the houses of martyrs’ families was also put in the urn. Addressing the party workers, Puri said that the BJP will collect soil from every house in Amritsar, from every Shakti Kendra, to build an Amrit Vatika in Delhi. He said that like every year, this year also on the 74th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP will organise various programmes throughout the week, including blood donation camp, tree plantation, continued on page 2 PCCTU protests, wants 7th pay commission report implemented Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 5 Teachers’ Day was observed as Black Day by the district units of Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) today across all non-government aided colleges of Punjab. The symbolic observance was driven by several pressing concerns that have remained unaddressed, as teachers said that their future and subsequently the future of higher education in the state was in danger. PCCTU members expressed their dismay over the continued delay in implementing the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. “Despite an announcement made by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Teachers’ Day last year, the promised pay revisions and benefits have yet to be realised, leaving teachers in a state of financial uncertainty and disillusionment,” said Dr Gurdas Sekhon, district unit head, PCCTU. Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 5 Members of the Amritsar Bar Association threatened to boycott the court of Tesildar -2 Amarjit Singh for an indefinite period here on Tuesday. They were protesting against his alleged adamant behaviour and working in an arbitrary manner at the Tehsil office here. The association led by its president Pardeep Kumar Saini reached outside his office and raised slogans against him. The association alleged the Tehsildar misbehaved with the lawyers who came to his office for work. The association unanimously passed a resolution that they would indefinitely boycott his court. During the protest, the functioning at the Tehsil office was affected. EV charging stations to come up at 18 locations Tribune News Service Members of the PCCTU at DAV College during a protest in Amritsar on Tuesday. A two period dharna-cumprotest was held at DAV College, Amritsar, as well as across all major colleges in the city. Sekhon, who is also the general secretary, PCCTU, Punjab, said, “The announced 7th Pay Commission by the Chief Minister Punjab has still not been implemented in any aided college of Punjab. Similarly, the government has not released the pending grant of teachers, which was withheld by the department due to the lowering of retirement age from 60 to 58 years. Most of the teachers retired during this phase but without the salary of their last continued on page 2 Amritsar, September 5 The Verka police have arrested three persons for allegedly robbing and kidnapping a nursing student who alighted from a bus at the Verka chowk here Monday morning. The victim was kidnapped as soon as she alighted from the bus. Police teams were immediately dispatched following a preliminary probe and the car was recovered from the Amritsar-Batala highway. The girl was recovered and the accused were arrested within hours of the incident, informed Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhimanyu Rana. They were booked under Sections 365 (Kidnapping), 379-B (2) (physical assault while robbing), and 120-B (Criminal Conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code at the The three accused in custody of Amritsar police. TRIBUNE PHOTO Verka police station. Those arrested were identified as Lovepreet Singh of Chachowali village, Narinderjit Singh of Shehzada village and Ravinder Singh of Sham Nagar village in Amritsar rural belt. The police recovered the mobile phone and the purse snatched from the victim, the sharp-edged weapon, the baseball bat and the car (PB02-AM-7755) used in the crime. Amrik Singh, father of the victim, told the police that his daughter was a student of BSc Nursing at Sri Guru Ram Dass Medical University. He said around 7.30 am on Monday, she took the bus from Jaintipur and alighted at the milk plant at Verka Chowk. He said a car was standing there with occu- pants Lovepreet, Narinderjit and Ravinder Singh who had their faces covered. He said they snatched her purse and mobile phone by brandishing her a sharpedged weapon. He said the girl tried to resist their attempt, but they thrashed her. As she raised an alarm and identified one of the accused, they bundled her into the car and fled the spot. Lovepreet belonged to her village. Rana said on receiving information, police teams immediately reached the spot and verified the details. The teams were dispatched to chase the car which had fled towards the AmritsarBatala highway. After three hours, the police team intercepted the car and recovered the girl. The three accused were arrested and the weapons used in the crime were also seized from them. Lawyers protest over 2 from district get state award tehsildar’s ‘misconduct’ TEACHER'S DAY Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 5 Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today launched the ‘Meri Maati, Mera Desh’ campaign in the panchayats of the assembly constituency (Amritsar North). On the call of state BJP president Sunil Jakhar, the campaign has also been started in five assembly constituencies of Amritsar Urban under the leadership of BJP district president Harvinder Singh Sandhu. Hardeep Singh Puri was especially invited to launch the campaign and a programme was organised at Ek Roop Avenue. Puri along with party workers visited door-to-door and collected an urn of soil from 12 panchayats for Amrit Vatika to be Nursing student kidnapped, rescued within hours; 3 held Amritsar, September 5 Electric vehicle charging stations will be set up at 18 points under the Rejuvenation of Auto-Rickshaws in Amritsar through Holistic Intervention (RAAHI) scheme. A work order has been issued to Adani Total Energy Group to install these EV charging stations for charging of e-autos under the Amritsar Smart City mission. The MC officials have asked the company to complete the installation of these EV stations as soon as possible. In the first phase, the charging stations would be installed at Company Bagh parking, Mall Road, Railway Station, Kot Khalsa, Zone No. 8 Chheharta, Ram Talai Chowk, Guru Nanak Bhawan parking, Bus Stand, Guru Nanak Market, Sakatari Bagh, Raje Di Haveli, Gyan Ashram School, Chali Khuhi, Berry Gate, Municipal Corporation office parking, continued on page 2 c m y b Saini said the association members had earlier met him and raised their objections over his attitude and said that it was highly objectionable and not acceptable. They also shot a letter to Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann demanding strict action against him. During the protest, Amarjit Singh along with Ajnala Tehsildar Navkirat Singh reached the spot and held a meeting with the agitating lawyers. After discussion, they decided to form a seven-member committee of the association, which would hold a meeting with the two Tehsildars and discuss the problems being faced by the lawyers. Following this, the association decided to defer the resolution of boycotting his court for now. Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 5 Two teachers from the district were among the 80 teachers honoured with the state award for excellence in education at the state-level function held in Moga on Tuesday. Rajesh Kumar, DEO (Elementary), and Parminderjit Kaur, principal, Government Senior Secondary School (Girls), Tapiala, were honoured with State Award for Administration and State Teacher Award, respectively. The 80 teachers were honoured by the Punjab Government on Teacher’s Day 2023 in the categories — Teacher State Award/ Young Teacher/ Administrative Award/ Special Honour 2023. According to the list approved by the state Education Minister, the Teacher State Award was giv- DEO Elementary Rajesh Sharma and Tapiala GSSS Principal Parminder Kaur after being honoured by CM Bhagwant Mann. en to 54 teachers and the Young Teacher Award to 11 teachers. In addition, 10 teachers were also given administrative awards and five teachers special honours. DEO Rajesh Kumar has put in 33 years of service in the Education Department, serving as an administrative official in Amritsar and Tarn Taran. He has been serving in Old sewer lines, waterlogging affecting lives in Ward No. 82 WARD WATCH WARD NO 82 AMRITSAR Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 5 Ward number 82 comprises the Main Bazaar Chheharta, Subhash Nagar, Kartar Nagar, Jawahar Nagar, Dharmpura, Universal Enclave, Japani Mill and Azad Road areas. Though there are several streets that need maintenance, the choking of sewer lines is one of the major issues. Residents of several low-lying areas complain that there is reverse flow of sewer water which affects their houses. The stinking sewer water overflows from the manholes and accumulates. The situation is worse in Janata Gali in Subhash Sewage water overflows on the road in Janta Gali, Subash Road (Ward No.82), in Amritsar on Tuesday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Nagar, where stinking sewer water accumulated for several days. Jatinder Sharma, a local resident, said, “Sewer water has accumulated outside my house. We have to wade through it every time when we go out. The stagnant water is proving to be a breeding ground for the mosquitoes. People are suffering from diseases due to the choking of sewer lines. Arwinder Arora, another local resident, said, “We have filed several complaints with the Municipal Corporation (MC) but to no avail. The sewer lines are choked due to the negligence of MC. The area MLA and MC officials assured of addressing the issue but nothing has happened.” Meanwhile, former area councillor Arvind Sharma said that they have recarpeted several streets and continued on page 2 Amritsar for the last nine years. “It feels great to be recognised for performing our duty. My focus remained on improving infrastructure and quality of education in primary and middle schools across the district, zero pendency in district education office, increasing enrolment in primary and middle continued on page 2 Addict son killed by father Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, September 5 A drug addict was killed by his father in Pandori Gola village on Sunday night. The deceased has been identified as Sukhraj Singh Raju (32). The father of the deceased, Gurmej Singh (65), has been arrested as a case under Section 302 of IPC was registered against him. Amarjit Kaur, mother of the deceased, in her statement to the Sadar police, Tarn Taran, said that her son Sukhraj Singh fell in bad company and used to consume drugs. She said that Sukhraj used to quarrel with the other members of the family under the influence of drugs and the family was much perturbed over his activities. She said that her husband attacked Sukhraj Singh with sharp-edged weapons on Sunday night. He was admitted to the local Civil Hospital in a serious condition where he succumbed to his injuries on Monday. After postmortem, the body was handed over to the family on Monday by the police.
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