07112023-ATR-01.qxd 11/7/2023 12:27 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY BHAGTANWALA DUMPSITE CONTINUES TO GET BIGGER FARAH KHAN JOINS JHALAK DIKHHLA JAA JUDGING PANEL NISHTHA BAGS HER SECOND OG SONG FOREVER WALA ISHQ Machines installed at the site for bioremediationhave been lying defunct for the last few months. P2 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaahas a special place in my heart, and I have vivid memories of its earlier seasons, says Farah. P4 MAX 28°C | MIN 15°C YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 16°C Remarkably, this isn’t the first time Nishtha Sharma has had the privilege to record an original song. P4 » » SUNSET TUESDAY 5.36 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6.52 AM » TUESDAY | 7 NOVEMBER 2023 | AMRITSAR Congress sarpanch booked for assault on AAP activist Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, November 6 Jagatpur village Sarpanch Gurpal Singh and his son Jaskaran Singh have been booked by Chabal police in connection with an incident in which an AAP activist was attacked by Congress leaders. The victim in his complaint to Chabal police alleged that he had lodged a complaint against Gurpal Singh, the village Sarpanch, for allegedly embezzling grants of the panchayat. He alleged that the Sarpanch and others attacked him in a fit of rage when he was on way to the village on November1 and beat him up severely. The police said that besides Sarpanch Gurpal Singh, his son Jaskaran Singh and the other accused, Dalbir Singh, Kabal Singh, Sawinder Singh, Gurdeep Singh and Darshan Singh, have been identified. There were 50 others booked in the case who are yet to be identified. Most residents of the village alleged that the leaders of the ruling AAP were putting pressure on the local people to join their party in view of the forthcoming panchayat elections. Investigating Officer ASI Jatinder Singh, when contacted, refused to say anything over the delay in registering the case and said the SHO of police station concerned only could comment on it. Job camp at DBEE on Nov 8 GURBAXPURI MP Jasbir Singh Dimpa presides over a meeting in Tarn Taran. MP Dimpa reviews development works at DISHA meeting Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, November 6 Member of Parliament from Khadoor Sahib Jasbir Singh Dimpa who is also the Chairman of District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) reviewed the Central sponsored development schemes and projects in a meeting held at the District Administrative Complex here on Monday. Besides Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar, Tarn Taran MLA Dr Kashmir Singh Sohal, officials from all departments concerned and public representatives attended the meeting. Dimpa reviewed works related to MPLAD scheme, Pradhan Mantra Gram Sadak Yojana, Mid-day Meal Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana and others. The MP called upon officials to finish the works on stipulated time and maintain standards. He also gave instructions to get the utilisation certificate (UC) to release further grants. Amritsar, November 6 An employment camp will be organised at the District Bureau of Employment and Enterprise (DBEE) on November 8. Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori, who is also the chairman of DBEE, said efforts were being made to provide employment to jobless youth under the government’s flagship scheme ‘Ghar-Ghar Rozgar’. ADC (General) Harpreet Singh, who is the DBEE CEO, informed that a placement camp was being held every Wednesday in the DBEE office to provide jobs to the unemployed. Neelam Mahe, Deputy Director, DBEE, informed that companies such as SBI Life, Edelweiss Tokyo, Star Health, Connect Broadband, Guru Nanak Mission Hospital, OCM Limited, Phone Pay would take part in the camp. Posts of developer manager, sales manager, retail sales officer, corporate sales officer, customer care officer, IT developer and networking engineer will be available between the salaries of Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 per month. — TNS Hazoori Ragi of Golden Temple ‘attacked’ by hooligans, 1 held BSF recovers drone, heroin worth ~1.7 cr near border Amritsar, November 6 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel recovered a drone and 250 gm heroin worth Rs 1.7 crore during a search operation near the Indo-Pak border here. The BSF got information about drone movement at the border village of Roranwala Khurd in the district, following which its personnel and the Punjab Police initiated a joint search operation. During the search, a drone was recovered from the fields. A consignment of heroin was also tied in a yellow packet along with the drone. The drone had come to the Indian territory from Pakistan to deliver the consignment. The drone used was a quadcopter DJI Mavic 3 Classic, which is being used by the Pakistan smugglers to send small consignments across the Indian border. — TNS SGPC condemns incident, demands strict action against suspects Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 6 Mahadeep Singh, the Hazoori Ragi at the Golden Temple, was allegedly attacked by some hooligans at Jaintipur village on the Amritsar-Batala highway on Saturday night. The incident came to light when a video of the incident went viral on social media. Mahadeep was headed towards Dalam village in Batala for a religious function. Some unidentified miscreants intercepted his vehicle near the toll plaza of Kathunangal and alleged rash driving. However, Mahadeep tried to avoid them as they were allegedly in an inebriated state. The suspects, identified as Bikramjeet Singh Vickey A still from the viral video of the incident. TRIBUNE PHOTO VICTIM’S CAR VANDALISED ■ The suspects, identified as Bikramjeet Singh Vickey and his uncle Amreek Singh, called their accomplices from the Jaintipur village ■ The group stopped Mahadeep’s vehicle by colliding a car with it and attacked the victim with weapons. Vickey damaged the front mirror and windowpane of the car and attacked the Ragi with ‘datar’ and his uncle Amreek Singh, rushed towards their Jaintipur village and reached there before the victim. They called their accomplices from the village, who came with sharp weapons. The group again stopped Mahadeep’s vehicle by colliding a car with it and attacked the victim with weapons. Vickey damaged the front mirror and windowpane of the car and attacked the Ragi with ‘datar’. The victim also took out his sword and retaliated to the attackers. The suspects fled from the spot. A complaint has been filed at the Kathunangal police station in this regard. SHO Mantej Singh said the key suspect, Bikramjeet Singh Vickey, has been arrested. A case under Sections 279, 427, 295, 294 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against the suspects. SGPC secretary Pratap Singh condemned attack and demanded strict action against the suspects. Portion of ceiling plaster comes off at railway station British-era ceiling was replaced only few days ago |Incident raises questions over quality of material used Amritsar, November 6 A portion of the ceiling plaster at the railway station’s general waiting hall here came off recently. Notably, the 160-year-old British-era ceiling had been replaced only a few days ago. The incident has raised questions over the quality of material and technology used in replacing the British-era ceiling that was able to last for 160 years. In a letter dated September 9, 2014, the then Northern Railway Divisional Engineer had declared the roof opposite to the current booking office and adjoining offices, building of the waiting hall had to bear the scorching heat in summers. “The same relaxing feeling is now missing from the lintel roof laid in 2019,” he added. When the incident of plaster collapse occurred recently, the passengers are invariably sitting under the waiting hall and no one was hurt. The construction of the Amritsar railway station was started in 1859 and completed in 1862. It was an example of brick masonry and horse-shoe type arches. Railway officials said only a plaster of the ceiling had come off where a “jumbo-size” ceiling fan was installed. — TNS Repair work underway at the Amritsar railway station’s general waiting hall on Monday. SUNIL KUMAR near the waiting hall, unsafe. Following this, its demolition had been done in 2019. Back in the day, the building served as the ticket-booking counter and housed passen- gers’ waiting rooms. A vendor recalled that passengers sitting under the old Disaffiliate Doaba College from GNDU, teachers write to VC COLLEGE FILES PETITION IN HIGH COURT Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 6 The construction of the new yard at the Cooperative Sugar Mill, Bhalla Pind, near Ajnala, would be completed before November 20, the officials of the mill said today. They said all preparations were being made to ensure that sugarcane farmers do not face any trouble while bringing their produce. Cabinet Minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal, who visited the mill, said all farmers would get the slip for bringing their produce to the mill without any favouritism or partiality. He asked officials to ensure that no discrimination was done while issuing the slips. The slips issued by the mill mention the day of bringing the produce to control rush. The minister added that the government would ensure that sugarcane farmers got paid within seven days of the procurement. Dhaliwal said local growers had been facing trouble at the yard for the last three decades as it was not paved with concrete. He added that bringing produce to the new yard would be a novel experience for farmers as they would “witness a great change”. Amritsar, November 6 The Association of United College Teachers (AUCT), Punjab & Chandigarh, has written a letter to Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) Vice-Chancellor, raising the matter of the termination of three teachers by Doaba College, Jalandhar, in 2021, allegedly on illegitimate grounds. Association spokesperson Smoggy ride ■ AUCT spokesperson Tarun Ghai said: “Doaba college had been asked to reinstate the terminated teachers within two days (i.e., by 13/1/2022), as the letter was issued on January 11, 2022. However, the college is yet to reinstate the teachers even after two years.” ■ The Doaba college management, however, has filed a petition in High Court challenging the orders of reinstatement of the terminated teachers ■ Ghai said in the same college, four teachers were promoted to associate professorship without following procedural regularities and the “ineligible principal” (the person behind the irregularities), was under an inquiry. Tarun Ghai said the college had been directed by the GNDU and the Director, Pub- lic Instruction, (DPI) in a letter last year to reinstate the teachers. The AUCT has PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Smog engulfs a road near Mudehal village on GT road near Amritsar on Monday morning. c m y b disaffiliated from the GNDU for non-compliance of orders. “The college had been asked to reinstate the terminated teachers within two days (i.e., by 13/1/2022), as the letter was issued on January 11, 2022. However, the college is yet to reinstate the teachers even after two years,” Ghai said. Prof Shalini Behal, Dean, Colleges Development, GNDU, claimed that the uni- whatever was required under procedure in the matter. “We had written to the college management to comply with the DPI orders in this regard and we are still following the procedure required in the matter,” she said. The Doaba college management, however, has filed a petition in High Court challenging the orders of reinstatement of the terminated teachers. mention that in the same college, four teachers were promoted to associate professorship without following procedural regularities and where the “ineligible principal” (the person behind the irregularities), was under inquiry for the last 10 months. The AUCT is demanding the disaffiliation of the college on the grounds of noncompliance of the orders by the DPI and GNDU. Govt schools named after martyrs Amritsar, November 6 The Punjab Government has taken a decision to name 31 government schools in the state after freedom fighters and martyred soldiers in order to honour the state’s freedom fighters and to introduce future generations to these personalities. Making this announcement recently, Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains said that it was decided by the government to name the state government schools under which 31 government schools have been changed in the fourth round during the current year. Among the government schools whose names have been changed, Government 31 SCHOOLS RENAMED ACROSS STATE ■ The Punjab Government has renamed 31 schools in the state after freedom fighters and martyred soldiers to these personalities ■ Similarly, in this region, Government Elementary School, Daria Musa, renamed Shaheed Surjit Singh Government Elementary School ■ GSSS Gandiwind to be called Freedom Fighter Achhar Singh Government Senior Secondary School ■ Government Elementary School, Wein Puin, renamed Jasbir Singh Government Elementary School Elementary School, Daria Musa, in Ajnala tehsil of Amritsar district has been renamed Shaheed Surjit Singh Government Elementary School, Daria Musa. Surjit Singh was a soldier of the Indian Army. Two schools in Taran Taran too have been renamed under the fourth phase. Gov- ernment Senior Secondary School, Gandiwind, has been renamed as Freedom Fighter Achhar Singh Government Senior Secondary School, while Government Elementary School, Wein Puin, has been renamed Shaurya Chakra recipient martyr Jasbir Singh Government Elementary School. — TNS FILE Sugar mill to get new yard by terminated educators varsity November 20 Demand after Jalandhar institute fails to reinstate three demanded that the college be versitydespite orders from DPI, pertinent to Tribune News Service had already done Ghai said it was Mianwind village youth dies of cardiac arrest in Canada Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, November 6 Harbhej Singh (31), a resident of Mianwind (Verowal), died of cardiac arrest in Canada. The family received the information in the morning on Monday. The tragedy struck even as his family was making plans for his marriage. After his schooling eight years back, he left for Dubai, where he took up the job of a driver and went to Canada in search of better opportunities a few months back. The family said he felt pain in his chest when he was in a queue to get his driving licence renewed. Dial Singh Mianwind, a farmer leader along with other residents of the village, expressed sympathy with the grief-stricken family. The family has urged the government to help them in bringing his body back from Canada.
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