25092023-ATR-01.qxd 9/25/2023 12:47 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY HOSPITAL ORGANISES SUPPORT GROUP MEET OF PATIENTS BEYONCE GETS A SURPRISE VISIT FROM MEGAN THEE STALLION ACTOR AMIT SADH CONCLUDES BIKE JOURNEY FROM MUMBAI TO LEH A private hospital organised a support group meet of patients who underwent joint replacement surgeries. P2 Beyonce received a surprise as she was joined on stage by rapper Megan Thee Stallion during concert. P3 Bollywood actor Amit Sadh, who was on a month-long motorcycle trip around India, completed his expedition. P4 » » » MAX 32°C | MIN 25°C YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET MONDAY 6.23 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:20 AM MONDAY | 25 SEPTEMBER 2023 | AMRITSAR Nine mobile phones seized from Central Jail Amritsar, September 24 Despite installation of mobile phone signal jammers on the premises of the Amritsar Central Jail, nine cellphones were confiscated by the prison authorities from inmates during a surprise checking here yesterday. The cellphones were recovered from Anil Saroj, Jagpreet Singh, Jatin Arora, Jashandeep Singh, alias Bura, Baljit Singh, alias Murali, Pratham, Gurmej Singh, Jatinder Singh and Yudhvir Singh, all residents of Amritsar. Following complaint by Hardeep Singh, Assistant Superintendent, Amritsar Central Jail, the Islamabad police registered a case under Sections 42 and 52-A of the Prisons Act against inmates. Assistant Sub-Inspector Amarjit Singh, investigating officer (IO), said the accused would be brought on production warrant for investigation. He said how inmates managed to sneak in prohibited material on the jail premises would be investigated. As the jail is located in the densely populated area, unscrupulous elements throw cellphones, narcotics and cigarettes inside the high security prison complex. — TNS Hygiene goes for toss on Maha Singh road heading to Heritage Street The potholed stretch; and (right) garbage piled up on the road leading from Maha Singh Gate to Heritage Street that goes up to the Golden Temple in Amritsar. SUNIL KUMAR Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 24 Insanitary conditions prevail on the road leading from Maha Singh Gate to Longa Wali Devi Temple on Heritage Street, which further heads to the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh. Tourists and residents commuting on the road are irked by heaps of garbage on road- sides, an open manhole and other shortcomings. The road connects with the Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) on the other side, which witnesses a heavy footfall of pilgrims coming from different parts of the state, to pay obeisance at the holiest Sikh shrine. Jasbir Kaur, a pilgrim from Zira in Ferozepur district, said, “I come to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple once in a month. The bus stand road has been in a deplorable condition for a long time. Sometimes, parts of road are dug up, especially outside the SBI branch. The road should be repaired immediately and waste should be removed from the stretch.” Harjit Singh, a shopkeeper, said, “The authorities are not concerned about the condition of the bus stand road despite high footfall of tourists. Long queues of devotees are seen on the road heading towards the Golden Temple.” “The government should have maintained the bus stand road. Instead of beautifying it on the lines of Heritage Street, basic civic amenities should be provided on the road. The internal stretch of the Maha Singh road connecting with Sherawala Gate is also in shambles. Uncovered manhole on the road often overflows,” he said. Officials said the road was on the priority list of the municipal corporation (MC). An open manhole was covered and the road outside the SBI branch was repaired recently. The remaining works on the road would be undertaken shortly, they said. Married woman dies by suicide, three held Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 24 A married woman ended life by consuming acid in Dashmesh Avenue locality falling under the Chheharta police station here. She died at a private hospital last night. The deceased was identified as Simaranjit Kaur, alias Seetal (23). The body of the deceased was handed over to the family after an autopsy. The police have booked her husband, mother-in-law and several other relatives on charge of abetment to suicide. The police have reportedly arrested her husband Gurpreet Singh and mother-in-law Nirmal Kaur in this connection. Nishan Singh, SHO, Chheharta police station, said investigation was under progress. Victim’s father Gurmukh Singh, resident of Hargobind Avenue, alleged that her daughter’s in-laws, including husband Gurpreet Singh, used to harass her for bringing insufficient dowry. She got married to Gurpreet around two years ago. The couple did not have any children. Gurmukh said her daughter told him about the treatment meted out to her by her in-laws a number of times. Every time she was harassed by in-laws, Simaranjit used to go back to her parents house. But they used to drop her back at her husband’s house following intervention of relatives. The SHO said following Gurmukh’s statement, the police registered a case under Section 306 of the IPC against five persons. He said besides Gurpreet Singh and Nirmal Kaur, the police had arrested victim’s sister-inlaw Baljit Kaur. He said two other relatives Preet and Sandeep Singh were yet to be arrested. Raids were on to nab them, he said. MC gives 10% rebate on propertytax,collects17.22cr Tribune News Service Sports competition to Gang involved in bank robbery bid arrested commencefromSept26 Our Correspondent Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 24 A district level competition for different age-groups under the Khedan Watan Punjab Diyan would commence at separate sports venues here from September 26. At present, preparations for the district-level tournament are underway. The games would conclude on October 5. “The Sports Department would organise the games with an objective of connecting residents with sports. Competitions in different sports disciplines would be held,” said Sukhchain Singh, District Sports Officer today. Competitions in different age-groups would be held in disciplines, including basketball, football, handball, hockey, kho-kho, powerlifting, softball, swimming, weightlifting, gat- ka, athletics, badminton, chess, lawn tennis, table tennis, volleyball smashing, volleyball suiting, boxing, wrestling and kabaddi national and circle styles. Players above 65 years participating in district-level tournaments would be provided refreshment and lunch. As per rules and conditions for participation in districtlevel tournaments, a player must be a resident of Punjab and possess a residence certificate. Employees working in the Punjab Government departments can compete in the event. A player can participate in maximum two events in a team or individual game. A player can participate in one age-group (as per actual age). All schools in villages, city, block and district level can participate in the event. Besides, dope tests of players can be conducted any time. Tarn Taran, September 24 A team of the CIA staff arrested six members of a gang from Piddi village and recovered arms and ammunition from them on Saturday evening. The gang members have been accused of being involved in smuggling of drugs and robbery incidents. With the arrest of the gang members, police claims to have solved the robbery attempt at the SBI branch in Dhotian village five days ago. ASI Balwinder Singh had foiled the attempt though he himself suffered gunshot injuries. Talking to the media here on Sunday, Superintendent of Police (SP), Investigation, Vishaljit Singh said the six arrested members of the gang have been identified as Tarn Taran resident Avtar Singh Sahil, Piddi village residents Shamsher Singh Ban- Robbers in custody of the police in Tarn Taran on Sunday. and ❝Two revolvers with five cartridgesgangfour sharp weapons have been recovered from members. The gang is not only involved in robbery incidents but is also known for drug smuggling. ❞ Vishaljit Singh, SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE (INVESTIGATION) ti, Akashdeep Singh Mota, Amritpal Singh Gori, Rupinder Singh Bhinda and Akashdeep Singh Kashu. Two revolvers with five cartridges and four sharp weapons were recovered from them, the SP said. The SP furhter said that the gang was not only involved in robbery incidents but was also known for drug smuggling. The gang was booked under Sections 399 and 402 Clogged sewers, potholed roads, tardy lifting of garbage plague Ward No. 18 Nine booked for attacking STF team WARD WATCH WARD NO. 18 AMRITSAR Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 24 Ward No. 18 on Batala Road comprises several localities, including Jagdambe Colony, Bohar Wala Shiwala, Gokaul Vihar and Banke Bihari Gali. The residents of the area have been facing problems like clogged sewers and poor sanitation. The roads and streets have potholes and garbage has piled up in the ward. Some areas come Garbage piled up on the Batala road in Ward No. 18 of Amritsar. under under mixed land use where small-scale industries has been set up. Localities such as Jagdambe Colony and Gokaul Vihar are densely populated and congested. Residents often complain of irregular lifting of garbage from localities. Rahul Kataria, a resident of Jagdambe Colony, said, “Ward No. 18 is being ignored by the authorities. Streets are potholed that get filled with rainwater wheneve it rains. Commuters face inconvenience due to choking of sewer lines.” Shinda, a shopkeeper at Batala Road, said, “Officials of the municipal corporation and leaders give a call for keeping the city clean but the vehicles for door-to-door garbage collection visit the area only twice a week. The residents are forced to dump garbage in vacant plots. Heaps of garbage can be seen in every corner.” Sandeep Kumar, former councillor of Ward No. 18, said, “Earlier, all facilites were provided to residents. After the General House was dissolved in January, MC officials do not listen to anyone. No one from the field staff visits the area. The sewer lines are choked and water is overflowing. Garbage lifting is also irregular. The Election Commission should ask the government to conduct the MC polls in a time-bound manner.” c m y b Amritsar, September 24 A team of the Special Task Force (STF) was attacked by family members of a drug peddler identified as Deepak Singh at his residence in the Maqboolpura area here yesterday. According to the police, Deepak was wanted in connection with a case registered in March this year. The police have booked Deepak and his family members on the charge of attacking the STF team. Besides Deepak, others booked include, his wife Ramandeep Kaur, Aman, Dilpreet Kaur, Arshpreet Kaur, Major Singh, Jashanpreet Kaur, Deepak’s brother Gopi and Gopi. Sub-inspector Dilbagh Singh of the STF said when their team raided Deepak’s residence to arrest him, he and his family members restrained officials from performing their duty. The police have registered a case under Sections 225, 511, 294, 353, 186 and 341 of IPC against them. — TNS of the IPC and Sections 21, 29, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act by the Sadar police on Saturday. The SP said Arun Sharma, DSP (Investigation), led the police team that nabbed the six membegang on Saturday. The SP said it was by chance that the head of the gang, Avtar Singh Sahil, led members in the robbery bid at Dhotian village five days ago. The SP said the other suspects involved in the robbery bid had been identified as Mintu, Ajaydev Singh Ajay and Charanjit Singh, all residents of Pandori Gola village, besides one suspect, who was yet to be identified. A case had already been registered in this regard. The SP said the police had started conducting raids at the possible hideouts of suspects absconding in the bank robbery attempt. Amritsar, September 24 By offering 10 per cent rebate on paying pending property tax dues, the municipal corporation (MC) has managed to collect Rs 17.22 crore till weekend. The Punjab Government is giving 10 per cent discount to those owners, who would pay property tax by September 30. Taking advantage of the rebate, people are clearing their pending tax dues. Besides, officials of the MC are collecting property tax by setting up camps in various city markets. The MC organised property tax collection camps at Dalmia Charitable Trust and Mall Road on Saturday. In all, 129 owners paid property tax at the camps. Vishal Wadhawan, nodal officer, property tax wing, said an amount of Rs 85, 38,387 was collected at a camp organised with the help of the Mall Road Welfare Association. Similarly, over Rs 15 lakh property tax was collected at a ❝An amount ofbeen ~85, 38,387 has collected at a camp organised with the help of the Mall Road Welfare Association. Similarly, over ~15 lakh property tax was collected at a camp in the West Zone industrial area. Earlier, tax collection camp was organised at the Old Focal Point. ❞ Vishal Wadhawan, NODAL OFFICER, MC PROPERTY TAX WING camp in the West Zone industrial area. Earlier, tax collection camp was organised at the Old Focal Point. Such camps are also being organised by the Ranjit Avenue Welfare Association. RejectedbyPunjab,Gurdaspurcricketer selected for Canadian national team Ravi Dhaliwal Tribune News Service Gurdaspur, September 24 The irony is unmistakable. A Gurdaspur cricketer, who had to face continuous rejection by officials managing the Punjab cricket, has been selected in the national team of Canada. The Canadian cricket squad would take part in the World Cup qualifying tournament to be held in Bermuda from September 30. This comes as a shocker to many in the state’s cricketing fraternity. They are finding it hard to believe that allrounder Dilpreet Singh Bajwa (22) made it to the team of another country after his claims were rather unfairly dismissed by his own state and country. This, many ex-cricketers say, tells the complete story of cricket and cricketers in Punjab where players belonging Cricketer Dilpreet Singh Bajwa to minor districts are rarely rewarded, no matter how good they may be. Nobody can vouch for this better than Bajwa. In Punjab, districts are categorised into main and minor districts. Gurdaspur is in the minor districts category. Bajwa is a disciple of coach Rakesh Marshal. He used to practice at the Government College grounds where Marshal runs an academy. Bajwa did his schooling from Guru Arjun Dev Senior Secondary School, Dhariwal. His father Harpreet Singh used to work in the Agriculture Department while his mother Harleen Kaur was a government teacher. Keeping in mind the fact that their son was getting a raw deal from the selectors, his parents decided to immigrate to Canada in 2020. In just three years, Bajwa, a batting all-rounder, impressed all and sundry in the Canadian domestic tournament called Global T20 tournament. He played for Montreal Tigers and after coming up with some dazzling scores, the selectors decided to include him in the national team. International cricketers like Continued on Page 2
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