17112023-ATR-01.qxd 11/17/2023 12:36 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune GMC’S 3-DAY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS BEGIN TODAY COMEDIAN JIMMY KIMMEL TO HOST THE OSCARS AGAIN Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is returning as host of the Academy Awards for the second straight year. P3 MAINLY CLEAR MAX 26°C | MIN 12°C YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 12°C KAREENA AND ALIA TALK ABOUT THEIR MOTHERHOOD GMC is all set to organize an event to mark its centennial celebrations here from tomorrow (Nov 17) . P2 FORECAST The latest episode of Koffee With Karan saw stars Kareena and Alia Bhatt gracing the show. P4 » » SUNSET FRIDAY 5.30 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7.01 AM » FRIDAY | 17 NOVEMBER 2023 | AMRITSAR Admn appoints patwaris in 26 revenue circles Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 16 The district administration has appointed patwaris in 26 revenue circles to deal with the situation arising out of regular patwaris relinquishing the additional charge of their circles in protest. Officials of the district administration stated that the new appointments would help people in getting their work done from their respective patwar circles which were affected by the regular patwaris giving up charge of their additional circles around two months ago. The new appointments have been made from the retired patwaris and kanungos of the revenue department. District administration officials stated that the new appointments would provide respite to the people in revenue circles where there was no permanent patwari earlier. 6 more farmers bookedfor burning crop residue in dist 1,524 farm fire incidents reported during this paddy season Incident takes place after altercation over sale of ancestral land Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 16 The police have booked six farmers in the district for violating the ban on burning crop residue imposed by the government. With this, the total number of FIRs registered against farmers for burning crop residue has increased to 19. Meanwhile, the Punjab Remote Sensing Centre reported seven farm fire incidents in the district on Thursday. The district has reported a total of 1,524 farm fire incidents during the ongoing paddy harvesting season. Officials of the district administration stated that a total of 21 criminal cases had been filed in court under the Air (prevention and control of pollution) Act. The administration has also imposed an Woman, daughter-in-law shot at over ancestral land dispute Our Correspondent A paddy stubble being burnt in a field in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO environmental compensation of Rs 24,32,500 on farmers for causing pollution by burning crop residue. Deputy Commissioner Ghanshayam Thori said the government has sounded a red alert in the state in view of the increasing pollution. He said every station house officer (SHO) had been directed to visit each incident reported by the PRSC and take action. The Deputy Commissioner stated that the Revenue Department had also been instructed to mark red entries in the revenue records of the farmers who are burning crop residue. “A total of 210 red entries have been marked in the land records of the farmers so far,” he said. The district administration continued on page 2 Tarn Taran, November 16 A man shot at and injured his wife and daughter-in-law at Khairdinke village on Thursday. The area falls under Chabal police station. The man’s one-year-old grand-daughter also received bullet injuries. The man was putting pressure on his wife to sell her share of landed property from her parental property. An injured Sukhwinder Kaur (42), her daughter-in-law (son’s wife) Manpreet Kaur along with Jaskirat Kaur, the one-year-old granddaughter of the accused, have been admitted to the Community Health Centre, Kasel, where their condition is said to be stable. The accused has been identified as Darshan Singh, who An injured woman at a hospital in Tarn Taran on Thursday. is a Pathi at Gurdwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, Thatha. Sukhwinder Kaur said that her husband had been putting pressure on her to sell her share of the landed property from her parental village Algon Kothi and was regular- ly threatening to kill her in case she refused to oblige by giving the amount procured from the sale of the landed property. She said that today in the morning, she was busy with domestic work in the house when her husband Katra Dullo murder, firing case: Dist admn forms panel to look into HC Police nab six more suspects orders on compensation in dog bite cases Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 16 Three days after a youth was shot dead and three others were injured in a group clash in Katra Dullo area in the walled city on Diwali night, the police have arrested six more persons in the case taking the tally to 10. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Abhimanyu Rana said police teams were constituted to conduct raids and nab the remaining suspects who were absconding following the incident. An old enmity was stated to be the reason behind the incident, he said. Those arrested were identified as Amit Chopra of Khazana Gate area, Bunty of Shaheed Udham Singh Colony, Rohit Kumar and Ravneet Singh of Ram Nagar, Sultan- Finance firm employee robbed of ~42K Amritsar, November 16 Two unidentified armed persons snatched ~42,000 cash and an iPhone from a finance firm employee at Vichhoya village falling under the Jhander police station here on Wednesday. The victim was identified as Manpree Singh, a resident of Amarkot village falling under the Valtoha police station in Tarn Taran. He has been employed with the Fatehgarh Churian branch of Bharat Finance Company for the past one year. He said at around 6.30pm on Wednesday, he was going from Ajnala to the Fatehgarch Churian side after collecting ~42,000 cash on his bike. He said when he reached near Bhullar Cement Store at Vichhoya village, two bikeborne persons rammed their motorcycle into his bike due to which he fell down and got injured. He said they snatched the bag containing the cash and his iPhone x mobile phone. The police have registered a case under Sections 379-B and 506 of the IPC in this connection and further investigation was in progress to identify the suspects. — TNS wind Road, Anil Kumar of Bhushanpura locality inside Sultanwind Gate and Sagar Hans of Gilwali Gate. Earlier, the police had arrested Nitin Ashu of Gali Chahwali, Sahil Mehra of Gokal Avenue, Arshdeep Singh of Pandori Waraich village and Heera Singh of Guru Ki Wadali area. The police confiscated two .32 bore pistols with two live bullets, a .315 bore rifle with two rounds, a car, an SUV and a bike used in the crime from their possession. Arun Kumar of Pandori Waraich village falling under the Kamboh police station was shot dead and Manpreet Singh of Bal Kalan village, Ramandeep Singh of Kotla Tarkhana and Arjun of Dhab Khatika were injured in the incident. The Division D police station has registered a case under Sections 302, 307, 160, 323, 324, 148 and 149 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act in this connection. Later, Sections 212, 216 and 120-B of the IPC were added to the FIR registered against around 24 persons. Besides, others who were booked included Nishu of Gali Chahwali, Vikas Khanna of Katra Dullo, Simranjit Singh of Golden Gate, Parmod Kumar, Vicky of Gilwali Gate, Mukul Bawa, Navneet Singh of Fateh Singh Colony, Bahaman Patti, Chinu, Deepu, and Shamsher Singh Shera. The incident occurred at around 1.30am when indiscriminate firing between two groups took place in Gali Chah Wali in Katra Dullo. According to the police, one continued on page 2 Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 16 With a stray dog population of over 40,000 and around 20 cases of dog bite reported daily in the city, it would be challenging for the government to give compensation as directed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The Amritsar Deputy Commissioner has constituted a committee to examine the case, following the court directions. The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently directed that the state government will be primarily responsible for paying compensation to victims of dog bites and the minimum financial assistance would be Rs 10,000 per tooth mark. Around 20 to 30 persons, mainly children, visit the anti-rabies treatment centre The High Court directed that the state government will be primarily responsible for paying compensation to victims of dog bites. FILE at its Animal Birth Control Centre and around 30 canines are being sterilised daily, it would take four to five years to sterilise the total number of stray dogs in the city. The MC had proposed to establish an Animal Birth Control Centre in each assembly constituency to curb the stray dog population but there has been no development in the matter. “Out of 30 to 40 routine dog bite cases, if 20 get the minimum compensation from the government, how would the district administration pay Rs 2 lakh daily to the victims? Instead of paying compensation, the money should be spent on controlling the stray dog population. The MC should register all the pets and collect fee from their owners to keep a tab on their population,” said advocate Randhir Sharma, a local resident. Darshan Singh, with a rifle in his hand, came and threatened to kill her. Her son Kuljit Singh appeared on the spot. Kuljit confined his father in a room of the house to prevent any untoward incident. Darshan Singh opened fire at them from inside the room as a result of which, she along with her daughter-inlaw, received bullet injuries. Manpreet Kaur tried to save her minor grand-daughter but she too received a gunshot injury in her foot. The Chabal police reached the spot. DSP Tarsem Masih said that a case under Section 307 of IPC read along with Section 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against the accused and further proceedings initiated to arrest the accused. One held with 500-kg heroin Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 16 CIA staff arrested Harmanpreet Singh of Jhabal in Tarn Taran for allegedly possessing 500gm heroin. The police said he was nabbed from Bhaini village in Guru Ki Wadali area falling under the Chheharta police station here. Dilbagh Singh, in-charge, CIA staff, said he was coming on foot and on seeing the police team, he tried to slip away. However, he was nabbed by the police team. During search in the presence of Assistant Commissioner of Police Kamaljit Singh, the cops found 500-gm narcotics from his bag. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against him and further investigations were on to find the source of the contraband. He was produced in a court that remanded him in police custody. at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital daily. The number of dog bite cases could be more as several instances are not reported with the victims applying home remedies as treatment. Arshdeep Singh, a dog bite victim, said, “A furious dog bit me while feeding at Nehru Shopping Complex. I visited the anti-rabies treatment cen- tre and got vaccinated.” Amritsar Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said, “A committee has been constituted in this regard and it will examine the matter once we receive the case as per the directions of the court.” Though the Amritsar Municipal Corporation has resumed the sterilisation of stray dogs Rising cases of theft at tubewell rooms in villages upset farmers PK Jaiswar Exercise can help prevent diabetes, say health experts Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 16 To widen its reach on the ‘Drug-free Punjab’ mission, the Punjab Police and Improvement Trust have installed screens at Ranjit Avenue for the live screening of cricket World Cup final. The measure is part of ‘The Hope Initiative’. The Amritsar Police Commissionerate and Improvement Trust have installed two live screens at the D-Block Market, Ranjit Avenue, here and Dussehra Grounds, Jandiala Guru, for the live screening of the World Cup cricket matches on November 15 and 16 (semi-finals) and the finals to be played on November 19. Besides allowing the public at these places to keep themselves updated with scores and significant moments of these matches, the move aims at inspiring the masses to take up sports and give up drugs to lead a long, happy and healthy life. The police thanked Cabinet Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO and Amritsar, November 16 The district Health Department on Thursday organised an event to mark World Diabetes Day to create awareness about the health condition of residents. Speaking on the occasion, Civil Surgeon Dr Vijay Kumar said diabetes is known as a silent killer, but the problem is easily preventable and manageable. The Civil Surgeon said in the present times, physical inactivity is the biggest reason behind the condition and it can be easily overcome by changing dietary habits and including exercise in the daily routine. Health experts said a person should indulge in physical activity (at least for 40 minutes) such as walking, jogging or light exercise to stay fit. They said a person should get his medical check-up done after every six months to ascertain that he or she has no underlying health conditions. Amritsar, November 16 Farmers in several villages on the city’s periphery are upset over incidents of theft in fields where tube-well rooms were targeted in the absence of farmers at night. Unidentified miscreants, reportedly drug addicts, stole iron gates of tube-well sheds, wires and other items. In some cases, they removed roofs, steel iron bars and bricks too. Ajit Singh Hundal, one of the victims from Verka, said, “Some unidentified drug addicts struck at the tubewell in my fields. They took away the gate of the tubewell room first. Then they removed the roof of the room and took away brick tiles installed on it.” “The modus operandi is that miscreants keep a watch and conduct a survey of tubewells in the fields during daytime and at night, these elements, who are also addicts, go take out the iron gates from the tube-well rooms. They have gone to the extent where they dismantled the roofs in some cases and took Big screens to live stream World Cup cricket match Cricket fans watch a World Cup match at Ranjit Avenue in Amritsar. other stakeholders for this. “More than just facilitating score updates of these important cricket matches, our aim is to inspire the masses to make sports an integral part of their lives. Such steps will definitely go a long way,” said Naunihal Singh, Police Commissioner. Improvement Trust Chairman Ashok Talwar said that special arrangements have been made by the Improve- ment Trust for the live telecast of this match. More than 1,000 people would enjoy this final match on a big screen in the open ground of Ranjit Avenue. He said that people have been openly invited to view this live broadcast. Along with seating arrangements, there will also be stalls selling food items nearby. DJ and drums will also be played alongside. c m y b Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service A farmer points out the iron pipes stolen at Verka in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR away the bricks and tiles also,” said Ajit Singh. “Earlier, the theft of power transformers or oil was reported from the rural areas but now miscreants have touched a new low. They also stole a few meter of overground wire of submersible motors in the fields. A few months back, some unidentified addicts stole an iron pipe attached to a bore-well. The incidents have taken place at many tube-wells in the area. Even some tractors have been taken away. Police may be aware about these incidents but no action seems to have been taken,” said Sahib Singh, a farmer from Malawali village. Most of the times, when farmers nab anyone stealing items from near tube-wells, they don’t file a complaint with the police for such petty crime committed by drug addicts. The farmers demanded that the issue of drug addiction be addressed in the area to stop such crime.
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