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Firing victim’s relatives block road, allege police inaction
Family members and relatives of Ashu hold a protest.

Firing victim’s relatives block road, allege police inaction

24 Apr 2019 | 8:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The family members of the gunshot victim, Ashish Kumar alias Ashu, blocked the Rattan Singh Chowk on Fatehgarh Churian road, as he succumbed to his injuries at the PGI, Chandigarh, today.

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Charanjit Singh Teja

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 23

The family members of the gunshot victim, Ashish Kumar alias Ashu, blocked the Rattan Singh Chowk on Fatehgarh Churian road, as he succumbed to his injuries at the PGI, Chandigarh, today. His kin accused the police of inaction in the case and demanded the arrest of the accused. The protest continued till late in the evening even as the family was waiting for the body.

Raju, the father of the victim, accused the police of working under the pressure of political leaders and failing to arrest the accused. The family members raised slogans against the police and also a Congress leader.

The Chheharta SHO said the police was making efforts to nab the accused and refuted the allegations of political pressure. Sarabjit Singh Bajwa, Assistant Police Commissioner (North), said, “We have been trying to pacify the family and assured to meet their demand. They are waiting for the body of the deceased and will clear the road.”

Ashu was seriously injured when several persons, equipped with firearms, attacked on him on April 16. He had to be admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital where the doctors referred him to the PGI. He received bullet injuries in his legs and back.

Based on the statement of Ashu, the police registered a case against seven persons, identified as Cami Pehalwan, his brother Love, Pawan, Tidda, Yash, Baljinder Singh and Bittu Pehlwan, all residents of Navi Abadi.

Ashish had informed the police in his statement that he had been residing at the residence of his sister in Mahal village for over a month. His friend Sonu came to meet him and they went to play cricket at the government school’s playground in the village. The accused came in two SUVs and started firing at him. Police had claimed old enmity to be the reason behind the clash.

Meanwhile, commuters at the Old Jail road, Circular Road and Fatehgarh Churian road were stuck in traffic jam. The demonstrators did not provide the way even to an ambulance. The police claimed that they diverted the traffic to avoid harassment to the public.

Waste collection work resumes amid protest

24 Apr 2019 | 8:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Residents of the city have received a partial respite from the situation which had arisen after the strike by workers of a private company engaged in solid waste management by the Municipal Corporation.

Mobile food testing van flagged off

24 Apr 2019 | 8:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Officials of the District Health Department on Tuesday flagged off a food safety van, fully equipped to conduct tests for adulteration in milk, water, edible oils and other items.

LS poll: Cong’s Dimpa files papers from Khadoor Sahib

LS poll: Cong’s Dimpa files papers from Khadoor Sahib

24 Apr 2019 | 8:14 AM

TARN TARAN: On the second day of the filing of nominations for the Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha constituency for which elections would be held on May 19, Jasbir Singh Dimpa and his younger brother Harpinderjit Singh filed their nominations as the Congress candidate and his covering candidate, respectively.

Voter awareness camp held at Gobindgarh Fort

24 Apr 2019 | 8:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Under the instructions of Deputy Commissioner-cum-District-Electoral Officer, voter registration officer Anamjot Kaur held a voter awareness camp at Gobindgarh Fort ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

95 IIM students awarded degrees

95 IIM students awarded degrees

24 Apr 2019 | 8:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The IIM Amritsar awarded MBA degrees to 95 students of its third batch (2017-19) at a convocation held on Monday evening. This is the first batch to receive MBA degrees on the recommendation of the academic council, as per the IIM Act 2017.

Events mark World Book Day

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24 Apr 2019 | 8:14 AM

AMRITSAR: A number of educational institutes, organisations marked World Book Day on Tuesday. The day marked by UNESCO is meant to promote reading and protection of copy right.

Skill-based courses to be CBSE’s thrust area

Skill-based courses to be CBSE’s thrust area

24 Apr 2019 | 8:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is turning its focus on skill-based programmes introduced at middle and high school level. A workshop was conducted at DPS Amritsar for the same.

170 students of Global Institutes get job letters

24 Apr 2019 | 8:14 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 170 students of Global Institutes, Amritsar, have been placed in various national and multi-national companies like Tavisca Solutions, Intelegenicia, Genpact, Vinove Software, Extra Marks Education (P) Ltd., Maram Constructions, Vedantu, Piaggio Vehicles (P) Limited, Multiplier Solutions among others.

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250 students awarded degrees

24 Apr 2019 | 8:14 AM

AMRITSAR: SGPC’s institute Trai Shatabdi Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College held its convocation ceremony on Sunday at its campus.

Suicide victim’s kin stage protest, demonstrators booked

24 Apr 2019 | 8:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The family members of Radha, who committed suicide on Thursday, alleged police inaction in the case as the cops have failed to arrest the key accused till date.

2 of gold loan firm booked for fraud

2 of gold loan firm booked for fraud

24 Apr 2019 | 8:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The police booked two employees of a gold loan firm on a charge of cheating customers here on Monday. The accused have been identified as Sunil Arora, a resident of Shri Ram Avenue, Majitha Road, and Kuldeep Kumar of Budheya Mandi village in Himachal Pradesh.

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24 Apr 2019 | 8:14 AM

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24 Apr 2019 | 8:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The city police on Tuesday arrested two vehicle lifters and recovered three motorcycles from their possession. The accused have been identified as Jobanjit Singh of Dharmpura and Mahesh Kumar, a resident of Jora Phatak.

Pickpockets nabbed at Golden Temple

24 Apr 2019 | 8:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Devotees nabbed two pickpockets at the Golden Temple here on Monday. The accused have been identified as Manga of Bhikhiwind village and Rohit Rai, a resident of Joura Fatak Bille Wala Chowk.

Briefly

Immoral behaviour: Godman booked

24 Apr 2019 | 8:14 AM

AMRITSAR: A self-styled godman was booked for hurting religious sentiments after a video went viral. The accused has been identified as Pawan Kumar, a resident of Adarsh Nagar in Kot Khalsa area.

Workshop on data science

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The seven-day national workshop on ‘Data Sciences: Theory and Practice’ concluded at Khalsa College on Monday.

Students showcase talent at cultural mela

Students showcase talent at cultural mela

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: In order to preserve and promote traditional Punjabi culture among younger generations, Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School, Majitha Road Bypass, organised a cultural mela here on Monday.

Traders seek special package

Traders seek special package

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in the state, industrialists and traders have sought politicians’ attention for the border districts, especially Amritsar.

Fest organised at GNDU

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: University Business School of Guru Nanak Dev University organised Management Fest Exordium 2.0 to celebrate the golden jubilee of the university and five years of University Business School on Monday. A large number of universities and management institutes participated in the event.

Pak exhibits rare documents linked to Jallianwala Bagh massacre

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23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

LAHORE: For the first time in its history, Pakistan has put on display rare documents of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre to mark its 100th anniversary.

Waste collection resumes today

Waste collection resumes today

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The city’s worry regarding the unattended garbage for two days is expected to end on Tuesday as the solid waste management firm, entrusted with the responsibility of lifting waste, has claimed that its employees will return to work.

5,918 Sukanya Samriddhi accounts

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The local division of the post office opened 5,918 accounts in the 2018-2019 financial year under Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana of the Central Government.

Earth Day: Students pledge to save environment

Earth Day: Students pledge to save environment

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: City schools held several events to create awareness on environment conservation to mark the Earth Day.

SGPC’s multi-storey inn to meet heavy rush

SGPC’s multi-storey inn to meet heavy rush

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: With a view to accommodate the increasing footfall of devotees at the Golden Temple, a multi-storey sarai (inn) with ample parking facility is being constructed in the adjoining Akali Market.

Bibi Khalra submits reply over poll code

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

TARN TARAN: Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra, PDA candidate from Khadoor Sahib, on Monday submitted her reply regarding the poll code violation to Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer.

ASI assaulted, 2 booked

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: The Jhander police booked a man and his son for allegedly thrashing a cop at Teda Kalan village here on Sunday.

German rower pitches for promotion of nature, veganism

German rower pitches for promotion of nature, veganism

23 Apr 2019 | 6:15 PM

AMRITSAR: On her maiden visit to India, Jola Mahi, 21, a student and rowing instructor from Germany has been busy doing all the non-touristy things that she can.

Chhina supporters unhappy over Puri’s candidature

Chhina supporters unhappy over Puri’s candidature

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: With the BJP announcing Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri as its candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency, many among the local BJP leaders are astonished as they feel that Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina could have put up a better fight.

Scrap dealer robbed of Rs 4 lakh

Scrap dealer robbed of Rs 4 lakh

23 Apr 2019 | 7:57 AM

AMRITSAR: Two armed youth looted Rs 4.10 lakh from an iron scrap dealer at East Mohan Nagar in broad daylight here on Monday. The incident was captured in a CCTV camera. The footage is being scrutinised to identify the accused.

Meerut couple marches against rising population

Meerut couple marches against rising population

23 Apr 2019 | 12:29 PM

AMRITSAR:A Meerut-based couple has devised a novel way to sensitise the government and people on the adverse effects of increasing population.

Tarn Taran Diary

Tainted patwari without departmental action

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

Patwari Sunil Kumar, who fled after taking a bribe of Rs 30,000 last month, has faced no departmental action so far. Besides, he is still out of police reach.

IN BRIEF

Intoxicant found from jail inmate

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

Amritsar: Central Jail authorities confiscated 35 gm of some intoxicant substance from a jail inmate, identified as Sawan, alias Gori, of Tung Bala, Majitha road.

280 students get degrees

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Trai Shatabdi Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College on Sunday organised its annual convocation.

Chhina condemns Sri Lanka blasts

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: BJP leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina condemned the ghastly act of killing innocents in the terror attack on a Church in Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Bal Khurd resident killed in mishap

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: A man died after a “rashly driven” car hit a bike near Ranjit Avenue bypass here on Saturday.

Organic market marks Earth Day

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

RITSAR: Dilbir Foundation dedicated its Sunday Organic Farmers Market to spread the message of ‘healthy Earth’ on the eve of the Earth Day.

‘Share things you are comfortable with’

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22 Apr 2019 | 3:17 PM

AMRITSAR: Bollywood star Karisma Kapoor feels that one should use social media without pressure in the digital world.

Sanitation staff strike work

Sanitation staff strike work

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Employees of the solid waste management company suspended the garbage lifting work due to non-payment of salaries here on Sunday.

2 booked for assault

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

TARN TARAN: Congress leader Gurtej Singh and his wife Satnam Kaur, residents of Sangatpur village, 25 km from here, have been booked for allegedly assaulting and hurting the religious sentiments of an elderly baptised Sikh woman of the same village.

MC blamed for illegal constructions

MC blamed for illegal constructions

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: BJP leader Sandhya Sikka, Leader of Opposition in the MC House, has alleged that the suspension of assistant town planners (ATPs) at the General House meeting was a drama as the civic body had failed to stop illegal constructions.

Woman ends life

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: A woman committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in the Mohan Nagar area on the Sultanwind road here on Saturday.

Insurance firm delays medical claim, fined

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed an insurance company to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation and Rs 5,000 as litigation expenses for delaying the medical claim of a local resident.

Awareness van flagged off

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration on Sunday kicked off a voter awareness van to make people aware of their voting rights.

3 persons booked for dowry death

22 Apr 2019 | 8:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Three persons of a family have been booked for dowry death after a young woman died in Talwandi Nahar village on Saturday evening.

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