20112023-ATR-01.qxd 20-11-2023 00:42 Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR RISE IN FARM FIRES, FLOUTING CRACKER BAN MAJOR FACTORS HOLLYWOOD’S MICHAEL B ALL SET TO DIRECT CREED 4 SHRUTI CHOUDHARY & SHAGUN PANDEY TO PLAY LEAD ROLES Farmers should be supported financially, technically for proper management of crop stubble, say residents. P2 Hollywood actor-director Michael B Jordan is all set to direct the fourth instalment of Creed. P3 Set in Rajasthan, Colors show Mera Balam Thanedaar outlines the journey of Bulbul and Veer. P4 » » » MAX 27°C | MIN 12°C YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 11°C SUNSET MONDAY 5.29 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 7.03 AM MONDAY | 20 NOVEMBER 2023 | AMRITSAR Martyrs of two World Wars paid tributes at Sultanwind Man wanted in firing case held with 4 pistols Tribune News Service TRIBUNE PHOTO Amritsar, November 19 CIA staff have arrested a man after recovering four illegal pistols from his possession. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (City 3) Abhimanyu Rana said he was wanted by the police in a firing and robbery case. He was brought on police remand and further investigations were in progress to ascertain the source of the weapons. While giving details, he said following a tip-off, the police arrested Suraj Singh, alias Chhota Kahlwa, a resident of New Azad Nagar area, Sultanwind Road, was arrested yesterday for allegedly possessing a .32 bore country-made pistol with two rounds along with a ‘desi katta’ with a bullet. A case under the Arms Act was registered against him and he was produced in a court which sent him to police custody. He said during interrogation, the police today recovered two more country made pistols from him. He said he would be brought on police remand again to expose his backward and forward links. — TNS ASI’s murder case: Prime suspect amongon2nabremainingones nabbed Till date, five accused arrested ; raids to Dignitaries pay tributes to the martyrs of World Wars I and II at Sultanwind village in Amritsar on Sunday. Amritsar, November 19 Vishav Yudh Pehla and Duja (First and Second World War) Shaheed Welfare Society paid rich tributes to the martyrs of two world wars at Sultanwind village here on Sunday. A march was also taken out by the participants, dignitaries, students and gatka teams to the site of plaque in the village which was installed by the British, honouring and recognising the sacrifice of Indian soldiers in the two world wars. Homage was paid by placing garlands and presenting a guard of honour by the Punjab Home Guards personnel. Family members of the martyrs who came from different places, including Haryana, were honoured during the event held at Gurdwara Attari Sahib in village Sultanwind. Ripudaman Singh from Haryana whose grandfather Subedar Ram Swaroop Singh was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC), the highest and most prestigious decoration by the British for bravery, also took part in the annual event and said he feels proud of what his brave grandfather did and was pleased to be a part of the annual event again. Noted Sikh historian, author and patron of society, Bhupinder Singh Holland led the march in which president Gurinder Singh Mahal, Jaskaran Singh, Commandant, Punjab Home Guards, Brigadier (retd) Gurinderjit Singh, Timmy Mahajan and others were present. — TNS Amritsar, November 19 The Amritsar Rural Police have arrested two persons, including prime suspect Harpal Singh, in connection with the murder of Assistant Sub-Inspector Saroop Singh three days ago. Besides Harpal Singh, the police have arrested Rahulpreet, alias Simran, of Rasulpur Kalan village. The police also recovered the weapon used in the crime from the possession of Harpal Singh. Till now, the police have arrested a total of five persons in the case. Earlier, it had nabbed Sharanjit Singh, Karan and Sucha Singh. Amritsar Rural Police SP Gurpartap Singh Sahota said raids were on to nab the remaining absconders. He said the incident was the outcome of personal enmity between ASI Saroop Singh Finally, direction towers freed 3 peddlers held with of congratulatory messages narcotics,drugmoney TRIBUNE IMPACT Amritsar, November 19 Finally, direction towers in the city have been freed of political and religious banners. It has taken nearly two months for the civic authorities to remove them, much to the relief of local residents and arriving tourists. Cocking a snook at the norms, a number of political hoardings and banners were put up at the direction towers, from Khalsa College to railway station with impunity, leaving the tourists arriving in holy city clueless for directions. These towers, covered with Hotel owner complains to MC, CP over construction Amritsar, November 19 The District and Sessions Court has given directions to stop construction at an underconstruction hotel on Railway Road as the matter is subjudice. Sanjay Kumar, owner of Grand Hotel located on the road, met the MC Commissioner and informed that construction was going on at the under-construction hotel despite the court’s directions. A complaint has been also given to the Police Commissioner in this regard, stated Sanjay Kumar. According to the complainant, on November 3, the Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge gave directions to the owner of the under-construction hotel to refrain from raising any construction till the decision of the court. “Despite this, work is being done there by deploying labourers. Neither safety nor the surrounding properties were taken care of during the ongoing construction due to which a part of Grand Hotel and some houses collapsed in September 2021,” said Grand Hotel owner Sanjay Kumar. — TNS Plethora of banners had turned Amritsar into ‘hoarding city’ Banners have been removed from the direction towers in Amritsar. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR political and religious hoardings, had become an eyesore. Though a large number of unipoles came up in the city in the recent past for advertisements, these congratulatory hoardings were conveniently put up on direction towers as it cost nothing, said a local resident, Vijay Kumar of Chheharta area, while the civic authorities looked the other way. He pointed out that the civic authorities and district administration should act on their own rather than waiting for issues to be highlighted in the media or someone lodging a complaint. — TNS Amritsar, November 19 The police have arrested three drug peddlers and recovered 100-gm heroin along with ~5.17 lakh from their possession. Those arrested were identified as Lovepreet Singh of Ghumanpura area, Sukhchain Singh of Basarke Gilla village and Varinder Singh of Bal Sikander village. They were travelling in a car which was also impounded along with a .32 bore pistol from them. The accused used the car for delivering the contraband. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhimanyu Rana said the accused used to work for notorious After trek to Everest base MLA Central camp, city man scales visits areas in Ward 69 Mount Kilimanjaro Tribune News Service Tarundeep Singh (34-year-old) climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 19 A local youth, Tarundeep Singh (34), has scaled Mount Kilimanjaro, world’s highest free-standing mountain in Africa, earlier this month. After returning to city, Tarundeep Singh said that he completed the 95 km trek in seven days to climb atop the 19,341 feet high mountain. “I have a passion for trekking and climbing. Mount Kilimanjaro being the the world’s largest volcano, I had always dreamed of reaching there,” said Tarun, who had earlier trekked to Mount Everest base camp earlier this year. A businessman by profession, Tarundeep said after the trek to Mount Everest base camp, it was his first expedition and he planned to visit more such places in future. He claimed that he was the first person from Punjab to have completed the trek. Amritsar, November 19 MLA (Amritsar Central) Ajay Gupta along with Municipal Corporation officials visited Gurbaksh Nagar Nivi Abadi area of ??Ward Number 69 and listened to the problems of residents here yesterday. MLA Gupta said that problems of the area will be resolved on priority basis. He said that the locality is low-lying compared to its surrounding areas. The level of street has been raised by dumping soil. He said that there are still problems like choking of sewers and lack of potable water supply. To solve the problem, estimates have been prepared by the MC officials and the problem of sewerage and drinking water will be resolved in the coming days, he assured. MLA Gupta stated that an electric transformer was installed in the area six months back to address the power issue. Despite this, complaints related to electricity supply are received. He discussed the matter with senior PSPCL officials and another power transformer will be installed in the coming days. c m y b drug peddler Billa, a resident of Jathaul village, who is currently lodged in Jammu Jail. He said the trio was arrested for the first time though they had been involved in the illegal drug trade for quite some time now. He said they would be produced in a court tomorrow. The ADCP said a police team of Maqboolpura signalled a car (HR26-CH-7077) during the checking of vehicles. There were three occupants in the car. The accused tried to reverse the car in their attempt to escape, but it got stuck following which the police team nabbed them. A case was registered against them. — TNS Two accused in custody of the police in Amritsar on Sunday. and Harpal Singh. He will be produced in a court tomorrow and will be brought on police remand for further investigations. Those booked were Sharanjit Singh of Dashmesh Nagar, Tarsikka, Vishal Singh, his brothers Harpal Singh, Karan Singh and father Sucha Singh, and Vansh, all residents of Akal- garh Dhapiya, besides two unidentified accomplices. Confirming their arrest, Gurpartap Singh Sahota, SP Amritsar Rural Police, , said raids were being conducted to nab the remaining accused. Harpal Singh had heated arguments with ASI Saroop Singh hours after which they planned to kill him, investi- gations revealed. Saroop Singh (53), posted at the Nawan Pind police chowki falling under the Jandiala police station, was shot dead on Thursday night. His body was found near the Khankot link road on Daburji drain next morning. The deceased had a gunshot injury on his head near the ear and died on the spot after bleeding profusely. The police also recovered blood-stained cloth from Vansh’s house. Lovepreet Singh, a software engineer in Bengaluru and son of the victim, told the police that his father got a call from an unidentified person at around 8pm and his father had heated arguments with the caller. He said his father later left the house saying he was going to give a case file at the police chowki on his scooter, but did not return. His mobile was switched off. In line with tradition Women offer prayers to the sun during the Chhath Puja celebrations at Durgiana temple in Amritsar on Sunday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Shutting of bitumen plants in winter may affect road recarpeting work Municipal Corporation aims at expediting work, wants phase-wise completion Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 19 Work on the recarpeting of major roads might suffer with bitumen plants closing due to winter in mid-December. MC officials are making efforts to complete at least 50 per cent of the work before the closing of bitumen plants. The Municipal Corporation would spend Rs 76 crore on the recarpeting of roads and streets in the city. A tender for road maintenance work had materialised in September. As per the MC proposal, 50 per cent of the roads would be recarpeted with bitumen, 40 per cent with concrete and cement (CC) flooring and 10 per cent with the interlocking tiles. According to the information available, during the last two months, only 16 per cent work has been completed. Now with a dip in temperature, work on recarpeting roads would slow down. The bitumen plants would also close in mid-December for two months. However, MC officials claimed that they have expe- The road near the railway station in a pathetic condition in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO dited the work of constructing roads but it may get disrupted in December. MC officials claimed that they would complete at least 50 per cent of the work by mid-December. Along with this, the work on smart road outside the Walled City will be completed. “The Municipal Corporation is focusing on roads being built with bitumen. After the closure of the bitumen plant, the MC will continue the work on roads with CC flooring and interlocking tiles,” said an MC official. Apart from this, the MC would spend a significant amount in the Focal Point area where residents have been facing inconvenience for a long time. To change the face of the Focal Point, the Municipal Corporation has already issued a work order worth Rs 1 crore and started work on parks, street lights and sewerage system. The Municipal Corporation had issued an e-tender worth Rs 2.44 crore for the recarpeting of roads in Focal Point. The MC has sent this e-tender to the Local Bodies Department, Chandigarh, for vetting.
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