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P4 » » » MAX 30°C | MIN 16°C YESTERDAY MAX 31°C | MIN 16°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5.46 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6.43 AM FRIDAY | 27 OCTOBER 2023 | AMRITSAR Body found hanging from tree on rly land Nearly 60% paddy harvested, 5.59 lakh MT reached markets Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Tarn Taran, October 26 The Tarn Taran police post of the Government Railway Police (GRP) found the body of an unidentified man hanging from a tree on railway land on Wednesday night. ASI Jaswant Singh, incharge, said on Thursday that the body was of a man, about 35 years in age, clean shaven and of medium height. He was wearing a dark grey trouser with a T-shirt. The name ‘Deepu’ was written on his right arm in English. The ASI said that a report under Section 174 of CrPC has been lodged and the body kept in the mortuary of the Civil Hospital, Tarn Taran. He said that the body would be kept in the mortuary for 72 hours and then cremated in case no one comes to claim it. Amritsar, October 26 Nearly 60 per cent of the paddy harvesting is complete in the district with 5.59 lakh metric tonnes of paddy produce arriving in the grain markets till date. Of the total produce, 3.76 lakh MT is basmati produce and 1.87 lakh MT is parmal. In comparison, the district had recorded a total arrival of 5.52 lakh MT of basmati produce and 3.77 lakh MT of parmal, totalling 9.29 lakh MT of paddy produce last year. The district mandi officials stated that the harvesting of paddy crop was currently at its peak as the grain markets witnessed paddy arrival of 21,710 MT basmati and 11,222 MT parmal on Thursday. While the basmati varieties are solely purchased by private buyers, their share in procurement of parmal varieties is merely 3,526 MT as the government procurement agencies have purchased maximum 1,83,700 MT of the crop. BODY WAS OF A MAN The body was of a man, about 35 years in age, clean shaven and of medium height. He was wearing a dark grey trouser with a T-shirt. The move is aimed at checking drug trafficking, says SSP Tribune News Service Labourers load paddy produce on to a truck at a grain market in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR The lifting of parmal stocks from the grain markets has also picked up since last week as the percentage of unlifted grains has gone down to 33 per cent from the 40 per cent last week. Mandi officials stated that 1.25 lakh MT of parmal produce has been lifted from the markets. Of the government procurement agencies, Pungrain has procured maximum 73,758 MT of parmal while Food Corporation of India (FCI) has procured the lowest of 3,044 MT only. Chief Agriculture Officer Dr Jatinder Singh Gill said the harvesting of parmal varieties would continue for the next fortnight. He added that the harvesting of late sown basmati varieties would begin after the first week of next month and would continue for at least three weeks. He said the total arrival of basmati produce this season would be more than the previous year’s total as the area under the crop had increased this year and the area under parmal varieties decreased. Amritsar, October 26 The Amritsar Rural Police have frozen the moveable and immovable properties worth Rs 6.92 crore of 10 drug peddlers in different villages here. They were arrested by the police with commercial quantity of heroin and other narcotic materials at different times. One of the traffickers belonged to Tarn Taran and the remaining were from Amritsar. The police said some of the drug peddlers were lodged in jail while some are out on bail. Senior Superintendent of Police, Amritsar Rural Police, Satinder Singh said the move was aimed at checking drug trafficking by financially hitting the drug smugglers. He said among the frozen properties included residential and agricul- Cops freeze property of a drug peddler in a rural area in Amritsar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO tural assets, besides cars and two-wheeler. The accused were identified as Raja Singh of Rangarh village, Rajinder Kumar, alias Khuddi, of Dhanoa Kalan, Gurwinder Singh of Saron village in Sarhali in Tarn Taran, Malkit Singh, alias Kala, of Rajatal village, Inderjit Singh, alias Malhi of Attari, WARD WATCH Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service An unmetalled road in Bhagaran Pura area in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Ward number 10 demand that the MC should provide sanitation staff to maintain cleanliness in the ward areas. “Road infrastructure has been improved during the past few years with streets having been recarpeted. Residents of Ganda Singh Wala area are fed up with the problem of choked sewers in their area. The residents have to arrange sewer men to get the sewer lines cleared. The MC should conduct de-silting of the sewers,” said Pardeep, a resident. “Like other wards on the bypass road, the garbage collection vehicles of the solid waste management company do not visit the area regularly. Owing to non-lifting of garbage, the residents often dump garbage at corners of streets or on vacant plots. Some of the streets in Bhutanpura and Professor Colony areas badly need repairs. Stray dogs and cattle are also a major issue in the area. The cattle abandoned by farmers of nearby villages can be seen roaming the area. The MC should make efforts to get rid of the problem of stray animals,” said Naveen Kumar, another resident. Man arrested for robbing bank manager 17-yr-old stabbed to death, two held Tribune News Service Tarn Taran, October 26 The Patti police arrested a man on Wednesday on the charge of robbing the manager of Punjab and Sind Bank, Kairon. The incident took place 10-day ago. ASI Nirmal Singh, investigating officer, said today that the bank manager was returning home on his motorcycle on October 16 when three bikeborne persons stopped him and snatched his wallet containing Rs 5,000 and some important documents. A case was registered under Section 379-B and 34 of the IPC. The arrested suspect has been identified as Amarjit Singh of Jaura village. ASI Nirmal Singh said that his other two accomplices had also been identified and raids were on to nab them. The Tarn Taran-Patti road is considered to be hotbed of antisocial elements, especially used by robbers to escape after committing the crime. Amritsar, October 26 Aditya (17), a resident of Suraj Avenue, was stabbed to death by several armed persons over a personal dispute and enmity here on late Tuesday night. He along with his father was returning home after watching Dasehra and paying obeisance at Hanuman temple in Preet Avenue here. The police have arrested two youths, identified as Rohan of Baba Deep Singh Colony located in Nangli Bhatha village on the Fatehgarh Churian road, and Nitin, alias Noor, of Kapoor Avenue of the Fatehgarh Churian road while their another accomplices, including Sonu of Loharka Road, were absconding. Shiv Kumar, father of the victim, told the police that he along with his son was returning after paying obei- Projects announced Two-hour window to burst for medical college crackers on Diwali, Gurpurb PK Jaiswar Health Minister Balbir Singh during a meeting with Government Medical College officials in Amritsar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Amritsar, October 26 State government has planned big events to mark the centenary celebrations of Government Medical College here, stated Health Minister Balbir Singh after a meeting with the college authorities during his visit here on Thursday. The Health Minister said the centenary celebrations of the prestigious college which had been set up before Independence would be observed from November 17 to November 19. He added that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann would also participate in the function. Talking about the college alumni, the minister said that five out of a total of nine directors of PGI till date were students of GMC Amritsar. He added that hundreds of doctors from the college have continued on page 2 Man arrested for entering gurdwara in drunken state Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Bikramjit Singh, alias Biker, of Manjh village, Heera Singh, alias Rajbir Singh, of Daleke village, Sukhdev Singh of Vanike village, Sukhjinder Singh, alias Jinder, of Chawinda Kalan village and Gurdit Singh, of Chogawan. The police also seized a residential house worth ~1.36 Our Correspondent Residents decry irregular lifting of garbage, choked sewers, unmetalled roads & streets Amritsar, October 26 Ganda Singh Wala, Rishi Vihar, Professor Colony, Bhutanpura and some other localities on the Majitha Road fall in Ward number 10. Most of the localities in the ward witnessed development during the last five years as the ward was represented by former Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu. Most of the roads and streets were concretised. Almost 100 per cent area of the ward is covered with sewer and water supply lines. Some streets in Bhootanpura and Professor Colony areas are in urgent need of repairs. Apart from this, sanitary conditions in the ward are far from satisfactory. Residents dump their garbage on vacant plots due to irregular collection of garbage by MC workers. Residents of Police freeze drug smugglers’ properties worth ~6.92 crore Our Correspondent Amritsar, October 26 The district administration has spared a window of two hours for bursting firecrackers on Diwali festival. Only green firecrackers have been allowed to be burst during the festival season. Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said the timings for bursting crackers for different festivals were fixed following the directions of the Supreme Court. He said the timings were fixed for Diwali, Gurupurb, Christmas and New Year celebrations. He said the crackers would be sold at government approved licence-holder stalls set up at designated places from 10 am to 7.30 pm. He said only green crackers without lithium, mercury, arsenic, lead, thorium salt and other dangerous chemi- DIED ON WAY HOSPITAL He was rushed to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital for treatment where doctors declared him dead on arrival. sance at Hanuman Temple on Tuesday night. He said his son was going ahead of him. He said on the way, Rohan and his accomplices started quarrelling with him over some issue. He said before he could understand, the accused stabbed him with sharp-edged weapons leaving him critically injured. He was rushed to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital for treatment where doctors declared him dead on arrival. Amandeep Singh, SHO, Sadar police station, said Rohan and Nitin were arrested and raids were on to nab the remaining suspects. A case under Section 302 of the IPC was registered in this regard. crore of Raja Singh who was arrested by the police with 270 gm of heroin and drug money to the tune of ~7.80 lakh in August last year. Similarly, the police confiscated properties, including two residential houses, worth ~1.67 crore and ~40.95 lakh, respectively, besides a car, a scooter and drug money. The police had registered three cases under the NDPS Act against Raja in connection with the seizure of 5.5-kg heroin, 195-gm heroin and 270-gm heroin in the past three years. The police seized a residential house worth over Rs 69 lakh of Rajinder Kumar Khuddi situated at Dhanoe Kalan village. He was arrested in connection with the seizure of 3-kg heroin and a drone in May this year. Also, the police seized a house worth over Rs 66 lakh of continued on page 2 Man attacked while thwarting robbery attempt at home Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 26 Two unidentified robbers entered a house and injured an elderly man and took away jewellery from the house here on Tuesday. He was alone at the time of the incident. The accused slit his throat with a sharp weapon before escaping from the spot. He is currently recuperating in a private hospital. The Majitha Road police have registered a case in this regard. The victim, identified as Amarpreet Singh, told the police that on Tuesday evening two unknown youths with faced covered with cloth entered his house and started demanding money from him. As he denied having the same at that time, the accused opened the wardrobe and took out continued on page 2 Over 250 aspirants file for Cong ticket to contest MC elections Tribune News Service Phagwara, October 26 In a shocking incident, a person alleged to be in a drunken state, entered the main hall of Gurdwara Sainian in Tibbi locality in Phagwara city on Wednesday morning. Crackers would be sold at government approved licence-holder stalls set up at designated places from 10 am to 7.30 pm. FILE PHOTO cals would be allowed for sale and anybody found selling banned crackers with dangerous chemicals mixed would be dealt with strictly. The Deputy Commissioner said as per the orders of the apex court, people can burst crackers from 8 pm to 10 pm while on Gurupurb, it is c m y b allowed from 4 am to 5 am and 9 pm to 10 pm. He said on Christmas festival, the timings for bursting crackers would be from 11.55 pm to 12.30 am and on New Year eve, it is allowed from 11.55 pm to 12.30 am. He warned that action would be taken continued on page 2 No case has been registered against the supect The man, identified as Ravinder Singh, a resident of Tibbi, was wearing only shorts and Tshirt. The said accused reportedly used abusive language with the devotees who beat him up and later handed over him to the city police, Phagwara. The police are investigating the matter. No FIR could be registered so far. Amritsar, October 26 Over 250 aspirants applied for a Congress ticket for the ensuing Municipal Corporation polls. Today was the last day to apply for the party ticket from various wards. The activists made a beeline for Congress Bhawan to apply for the ticket. The Congress is the only political party which has adopted the practice of allotting tickets to its candidates for MC elections. Senior Congress leaders and former councillors have applied for the party ticket. The process of collecting application had started on October 18 and in the last one week, over 250 party activists and leaders filed their application for the tick- et. Now, senior leaders in the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee will scrutinise the applications and the tickets would be announced after the announcement of election dates. The state government has announced that it will conduct MC elections by November 15 but there is no preparation by the government to hold the polls. The election date is expected to get postponed in the coming days.
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