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P4 » » » MAX 33°C | MIN 26°C YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.30 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.17 AM WEDNESDAY | 20 SEPTEMBER 2023 | AMRITSAR Woman among four rob youth of valuables Intermittent spells of rain leave district paddy farmers worried Our Correspondent Fear harvesting, sowing of vegetables may get delayed Tarn Taran, September 19 Varinder Singh (24) of Begampur village on Monday lodged a complaint with the Sarhali police that he was robbed of his belongings by four persons, including a woman, a week ago. Varinder told the police that first he himself tried to locate the robbers and when he failed to locate them, he approached the police for help. He told the police that he was returning to his village on the night of September 13 on his motorcycle. On the way, the robbers, who were travelling on a motorcycle, overtook him and stopped his motorcycle. He said the gang was comprised of three youths and a woman. He said they looted his cash amounting to ~4,000, the Aadhar card, debit cards, an ATM card and the copy of orders to join the police for which he was selected recently. Sub-Inspector Iqbal Singh, posted at the Sarhali police station, said a case under Section 379-B (2) of the IPC had been registered. Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 19 Rain for the third consecutive day threw life out of gear in the city. Besides disruption in construction activities and transportation, there was apprehension among the farmers that the paddy crop which is in maturing stage, may get adversely affected. The rain had started on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday afternoon, the showers were moderate but the rain continued on Monday morning for the second successive day. On the third day, the city received heavy rain in the morning and it continued till the afternoon with intervals. Some city areas witnessed brief showers today in the evening also. The day was mostly cloudy and as per the weather forecast, there could be rain on Tuesday night as well. Waterlogged streets and roads affected traffic movement. “Continuous rain affected the lives of construction MUNDAPIND SNAKE BITE CASE Downgrading of PHC prevented timely medical aid to siblings Gurbaxpuri The waterlogged Batala Road in Amritsar on Tuesday. VISHAL KUMAR workers as sites stopped work due to bad weather. “The roads in Focal Point area remained waterlogged. Transportation of goods also got affected. It’s difficult for the daily wagers to find work on rainy days. The markets also witnessed a lean day due to the rain,” said Harpeet Singh, a trader. With just over two weeks left for the harvesting of paddy, the showers are increasing the worries of farmers. Rain has delayed the sowing of seasonal vegetables. In some areas of the district, farmers fear that the harvesting of standing paddy crop could also be delayed by another week. Meanwhile, farmers in the area also worried about the crops and vegetables. Gulzar Singh, a farmer from Vallah village said, “The paddy crop is now in maturing stage. The rain didn’t cause any damage yet but high velocity winds can damage the crops. We pray to god for good weather conditions to prevail till harvesting.” Tarn Taran, September 19 The Aam Aadmi Clinics replacing the existing healthcare system proved costly for the family of Mundapind village that lost its two siblings together on Monday morning due to snake bite. The decision not to go for the post-mortem of the bodies may also affect the family that belongs to the downtrodden section of society in financial terms. Bikkar Singh and Balwinder Kaur, parents of the deceased Gurdit Singh (7) and Princepal Singh (8), said here on Tuesday that as soon as they came to know of the snake bite, they immediately rushed their two sons to Fatehbad for medical help at the government hospital there. But there was no provision for medical facility there and they had to leave for the district-level hospital at Tarn Taran. But Princepal had died before the medical aid could be given and the doctors there The grief-stricken family in Tarn Taran on Tuesday. PHOTO BY WRITER DOWNGRADING SERVICE ■ Mini PHC had six posts of Medical Officers with emergency service round-the-clock. Residents demanded upgrade of Mini PHC to a full-fledged PHC but it was downgraded to a mere clinic with a single medical officer where the services were available only till 2 pm. ■ Mini PHC has possibility of a Medical Officer being available even at odd hours. ■ then referred Gurdit Singh who was still alive to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar, but he too died on the way. Bhupinder Singh Bittu, former Sarpanch of Khawaspur village, said that the family came to Fatehbad as there was a Mini Primary Health Centre (PHC) there and also the possibility of a medical officer being available early in Water level in Beas rises, Choked sewers, dilapidated roads, desilting of fields affected lack of sanitation bane of residents The paddy crop flattened following rain in Tarn Taran on Tuesday. Tarn Taran, September 19 Fresh spell of rain in some areas of the district has worried the farmers. The show- ers were reported to be low to medium in intensity on Monday and Sunday. Harpal Singh Pannu, Chief Agriculture Officer, claimed that there were no reports of any loss or damage to crops from any part of the district till today. Pannu said that in case there was high-velocity wind in the coming days, then loss or damage to the crops cannot be ruled out. Reports were received from the Mand area of today’s rain in areas along the river Beas bothering the farmers and the district administration. With heavy rain on Tuesday, water level in the Beas has gone up. Balbir Singh and continued on page 2 WARD WATCH WARD NO. 25 AMRITSAR Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 19 Ward number 25 consists of various streets on Batala Road and in Tung Pai area. Though the streets alongside the main Batala roads are in good condi- Surprise check by MC Joint Commissioner finds employees absent The Joint MC Commissioner has issued orders to the heads of all MC departments to check the attendance every day. Amritsar, September 19 Joint Municipal Commissioner Hardeep Singh conducted a surprise attendance check at the MC head office in Ranjit Avenue today morning. During the checking, a number of MC officials were found not present. A large number of employees also reportedly came late. The Joint MC Commissioner issued orders to the heads of all MC departments to check the attendance every day. He also asked them to mark the officers and employees found not present today as absent. It may be mentioned here that visitors to the MC office often complain that officers and employees are not be found when they come for some work. Hardeep Singh stated that there should be no complaint from the visitors about the availability of staff. On the directions of the MC Joint Commissioner, the heads of departments today marked the employees who were not available in the office today as absent. The practice would continue in the next few days, he said, adding that latecomers would not be tolerated. — TNS c m y b A kutcha street in Ward No.25 in the Batala Road area in Amritsar on Tuesday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR tion, there are some localities in the ward which are deprived of basic amenities, including street, water supply and sewerage. Some streets on Batala Road also witness the problem of choked sewerage. The stinking sewer water overflowing from manholes accumulates on the roads. Area residents claim that some major streets have been re-carpeted in the past during few years, but there are still a number of streets in Tung Pai area which need to be re-carpeted. “Most of the localities in the area are unplanned. Colonizers sell plots, but do not provided sewer and water connections. Most of the streets are in a pathetic condition. The main approaching roads (wide streets) are also in bad shape. Residents experience a bumpy ride. The MC should continued on page 2 the morning. There were six posts of Medical Officers with emergency service roundthe-clock at the Mini PHC, Fatehbad. The former Sarpanch said that residents of the area had been demanding upgrading of the Mini PHC to a full-fledged PHC but it was downgraded to a mere clinic with a single medical officer where the services were available only till 2 pm. Bhupinder Singh demanded PHC grade for the Fatehbad Mini PHC soon to provide better medical facilities to the people. The family received a serious setback as some residents of the village suggested not to get the post-mortem of the bodies conducted. Because of this, the police too have not lodged any report in this regard. Parkash Singh Bhatti, former Wildlife Warden, said the state government has the funds to give as compensation to the family but the post-mortem report is a must for this which the family does not have. BJP leaders accorded grand welcome in city Amritsar, September 19 After getting positions in the saffron party, BJP leaders were accorded welcome by their supporters here on Tuesday. Former bureaucrat-turned BJP leader Jagmohan Singh Raju paid obeisance at the Golden Temple after being appointed BJP’s state general secretary. Later, accompanied by his supporters, he went to Durgiana temple and the party’s district office. He will pay his respects at the Valmiki temple in the Ram Tirath area tomorrow. Former SAD MLA Amarpal Singh Boney Ajnala was felicitated by his supporters on being appointed president of the Punjab BJP OBC Morcha. — TNS
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