Saturday, May 25, 2019
facebook
FLASH
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi unanimously elected as leader of BJP parliamentary party.


Four robberies: 6 looters identified

Cops manage to identify perpetrators of three crimes, hunt on for their arrest25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The holy city witnessed four robbery and snatching incidents in the past 24 hours. The Sadar police have booked three persons — Kushpreet Kachu, Suraj Singh, alias Thandi, and Vir Singh, alias Gullu — all residents of Mustafabad, for allegedly assaulting a girl and snatching her mobile phone.

[ + read story ]

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 24

The holy city witnessed four robbery and snatching incidents in the past 24 hours. The Sadar police have booked three persons — Kushpreet Kachu, Suraj Singh, alias Thandi, and Vir Singh, alias Gullu — all residents of Mustafabad, for allegedly assaulting a girl and snatching her mobile phone. Complainant Balwinder Kaur alleged that she, along with her daughter Sonam, was returning home from the Mustafabad government hospital when the accused surrounded them near Pippal Wala Shivala temple.

She alleged that they snatched the mobile phone of her daughter who was answering a call. She said when she resisted, the accused assaulted her. The complainant said she had Rs 3,100 in her mobile cover. The police have registered a case under Sections 379-B (2) and 34 of the IPC.

In another incident, Vishnu, a local resident, has been robbed by one Krishan Gupta of Judge Nagar. He stated to the police that he worked at a grocery shop in Gokal Nagar. On Thursday, he went to Pal Batter Wala House for delivering grocery items and was returning to shop when an unknown youth intercepted him and snatched his mobile phone after beating him up. The victim noted the motorcycle registration number of the accused, who was later identified as Krishan Gupta. A case under Section 379-B (2) of the IPC has been registered against him.

Similarly, Simrat Kaur, another local resident, has been robbed of her purse. She was standing outside her house in Ranjit Avenue when two unknown persons came on a bike and snatched her purse containing Rs 800 in cash and plastic money. The police have registered a case in this connection.

In another incident that occured at Bhilowal village, two persons — Sahil and Jagdeep Singh — of Sultanwind village looted gold earrings of a woman, Sukhwinder Kaur (60) of Bhilowal village. She alleged that the accused placed a sharp-edge weapon on her neck and removed her earrings. The Kathunangal police have registered a case under Section 379-B of the IPC.

The complaints

  • Three persons surrounded two women in Mustafabad and snatched the mobile phone of one of them along with Rs 3,100 in cash. Later, the police identified them as Kushpreet Kachu, Suraj Singh, alias Thandi, and Vir Singh, alias Gullu — all residents of Mustafabad.
  • A grocery store worker was robbed of mobile and thrashed by a man, identified as Krishan Gupta, a resident of Judge Nagar.
  • Sahil and Jagdeep Singh of Sultanwind village have been accused of looting gold earrings from Sukhwinder Kaur (60) of Bhilowal village. 
Elections end, political posters continue to deface walls in city

Elections end, political posters continue to deface walls in city

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The elections process has already ended, but the posters of political parties are still defacing a number of walls in the city.

Help make school smart, get honoured

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: District education officers will now honour school heads, members of civil society, panch (village panchayat) members and others responsible for the conversion of government schools into smart ones.

Man commits suicide, in-laws booked

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Jasdeep Singh, a resident of Anand Avenue, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance.

Man duped of Rs 41 lakh in Amritsar

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: A local resident, Chain Singh, has been defrauded by several persons hailing from Rajasthan, who transferred around Rs 41 lakh from his bank account to their’s.

CPM leader joins RMPI

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

TARN TARAN: Giving a jolt to the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM), its state leader Vijay Mishra, along with a number of state and local level leaders, joined the Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI) in presence of the latter’s general secretary Mangat Ram Pasla at a function organised here on Friday.

Durgiana Temple deodhi doors get facelift, finally

Durgiana Temple deodhi doors get facelift, finally

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The Durgiana Temple Management Committee has got repaired the main doors of ‘deodhi’, decorating it with silver, around 90 years after its installation.

Metro cities local students’ preference for higher studies

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: Since the declaration of Class XII results of various boards, meritorious students have been looking forward to taking admissions to renowned educational institutions, particularly Delhi University.

Soni honours 129 principals

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: School Education Minister Om Parkash Soni on Friday honoured 129 principals in the district for recording more than 95 per cent results in the PSEB Class X and XII board exams.

Workshop for social science teachers

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: A workshop on instructional strategies for social science teachers was organised at the department of education of Guru Nanak Dev University to keep teachers abreast with the latest instructional strategies in the changing scenario.

Pact to promote bicycle tourism

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

AMRITSAR: To advocate sustainable transport in a city that has already compromised its structural heritage due to ever increasing vehicular pollution, City on Pedals, a bicycle tour startup that offers heritage tours, has collaborated with Delhi By Cycle, a similar concept-based organisation.

Modi's victory tribute to Vajpayee: Puri

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: BJP candidate for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic victory was a tribute to the late Bharat Ratna, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and a lesson for the Congress.

Phagwara all set to face bypoll

25 May 2019 | 7:17 AM

PHAGWARA: After the victory of BJP candidate Som Parkash from the Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat, who is also the sitting MLA from Phagwara, the town will soon face a bypoll to elect new MLA.

BRIEFLY

Victory of Modi’s vision: Chhina

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: BJP’s senior leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina extended his congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP top brass for the historic win in the Lok Sabha elections.

1,069 postal votes rejected

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Out of 2,805 postal votes in the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency, election officials rejected 1,069 ballots due to several reasons.

Surge in BJP vote in urban segments

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Though Congress candidate Gurjeet Singh Aujla defeated BJP leader Hardeep Singh Puri, a glance at the data reveals that the BJP has gained in all five urban Assembly segments in terms of number of votes its candidates had got in the 2017 Assembly elections.

20 years on, Amritsar continues to elect MPs for Opposition

20 years on, Amritsar continues to elect MPs for Opposition

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Since 1999, Amritsar residents have chosen MPs having allegiance to the Opposition in the Lok Sabha.

It’s Congress affair; lull for others

It’s Congress affair; lull for others

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Defying Modi wave that swept across the nation, Congress candidates Gurjeet Singh Aujla (Amritsar) and Jasbir Singh Dimpa (Khadoor Sahib) drubbed their opponents with a considerable margin, giving party supporters a chance to erupt into celebrations on Thursday.

Theatre workshops set to begin in city

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Come summers, the annual edition of the month-long theatre workshops by prominent theatre personalities begin.

Modi Part 2: Residents set high hopes

Modi Part 2: Residents set high hopes

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to begin his second innings with a thumping victory in the Lok Sabha elections, city residents feel that with a strong government at the Centre, several issues concerning the nation would be dealt with effectively.

Parents seek safe school transport

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Parents of schoolchildren have urged managements to ensure proper implementation of the safe school vahan policy of the administration.

Travel agent thrashed, 2 booked

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: A travel agent and his employee were allegedly thrashed and kidnapped by several persons in posh Ranjit Avenue, B-Block Market, on Wednesday evening.

NOTA  makes presence felt

NOTA makes presence felt

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The NOTA (None of The Above) votes in the constituency have gone up by almost three and a half times in comparison to that of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Three years after murder, wife, kin face police action

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Over a half and three years after a man went missing mysteriously, the rural police booked his wife and his relative for his abduction and murder on Wednesday.

BJP’s dilemma

BJP’s dilemma

24 May 2019 | 7:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Since the beginning of the counting of votes nationwide, the BJP and its allies had a reason to rejoice but the situation in the city was a bit different as the party workers were in a dilemma over whether or not to celebrate the occasion amid party candidate Hardeep Singh Puri losing to Congress’ Gurjeet Singh Aujla.

Why blame EVM, asks Puri

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

Chandigarh: Union Minister and BJP candidate from Amritsar Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday expressed concerns over the Opposition questioning the credibility of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), saying this was for the first time that a government has gone to the people on a positive agenda

WHO course on palliative care begins

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

RITSAR: A four-day foundation course in palliative medicine for doctors and nurses, being organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in association with Sri Guru Ram Das (SGRD) University of Health Sciences, began here on Wednesday.

Awareness events mark Biodiversity Day

Awareness events mark Biodiversity Day

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Several NGOs and organisations marked the Biodiversity Day with ceremonial eco awareness programmes here on Wednesday.

Stray animals destroy city green space

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The green spaces, under the elevated bridge, have turned into a shelter for stray animals which have not only destroyed the green belts but also cause traffic inconvenience near the Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs’ Memorial Civil hospital.

Farmers accuse govt of signing RCEP trade deal

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Members of the state Kirti Kisan Union (KKU) has criticised the Central government for allegedly signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Programme (RCEP), a free trade agreement with 16 nations.

Illegal kiosk removed from Ranjit Avenue

Illegal kiosk removed from Ranjit Avenue

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The estate wing of the MC has removed a kiosk from Ranjit Avenue after receiving a complaint.

International Day for Biological Diversity

Trees being ignored in city

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: As the world celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity, the city has a reason to worry as its vegetation is being ignored due to the apathetic approach of not only the government, but also residents.

Spring Dale School wins praise

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Bearing testimony to efforts being adopted by Spring Dale Senior School, Amritsar, for the promotion of inclusive education in the region, a team of Global Inclusive Education Network (GIEN), which visited the school to observe its inclusive practices, expressed satisfaction over the same.

Work begins on sports complex

Work begins on sports complex

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after the lifting of the Model Code of Conduct provisions, the Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) initiated the work to construct a boundary wall at the proposed sports complex site.

Khalsa Academy players make it to national hockey squad

Khalsa Academy players make it to national hockey squad

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: Three women players — Reet, Priyanka and Gagandeep — from the Khalsa Hockey Academy (KHA), being run under the Khalsa College Charitable Society, have been selected for the core junior Indian hockey team for women.

AAP for impartial probe as 4  workers face homicide charge

AAP for impartial probe as 4 workers face homicide charge

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: A day after the Amritsar rural police booked four AAP workers for culpable homicide following the death of a supporter of the Democratic Party of India (DPI), AAP candidate for the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency, Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal with supporters met SSP Vikram Jeet Duggal on Wednesday.

3 booked for Rs7-lakh fraud

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

TARN TARAN: Three persons of Noorpur Rajputan (Kapurthala) village have been booked for allegedly defrauding a villager of Rs 7 lakh.

GNDU’s nationwide ranking goes up

GNDU’s nationwide ranking goes up

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The WEEK-Hansa Research Best University Survey 2019 has placed Guru Nanak Dev University at seventh rank in North Zone Multi-Disciplinary Universities and at 14th rank in the All India Multi-Disciplinary Universities.

Fourth arrest in spying case

Fourth arrest in spying case

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The rural police have made another arrest in connection with the spying case in which an Army man was arrested for spying for Pakistan’s Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) and drug smugglers.

58 eligible transgenders, only 4 actual voters

23 May 2019 | 9:03 AM

AMRITSAR: The district has 58 transgender voters but only four of them turned out to exercise their franchise in the Lok Sabha polls held on May 19.

  • SpectrumAlter egos... centuries apart

    Alter egos... centuries apart

    As the world commemorates 500 years of Leonardo da Vinci’s death anniversary and his unique polymath genius, it’s time to remember another multi-faceted genius born centuries later.

  • Lost in their exoticity

    Photographed and curated by Virendra Bangroo, a recent exhibition on the Dard Aryans of Ladakh at the India International Centre, New Delhi, is both a tribute to their rich and ancient social and cultural legacy, and a fervent appeal to preserve their unique identity, which is rapidly getting eroded due to severe isolation in the inaccessible and tough terrain of Ladakh.

  • Da Vinci’s second known portrait found

    A newly identified sketch of Leonardo da Vinci is to go on public display for the first time at Buckingham Palace.

    more Spectrum...
    Technical gainsTower Technician

    Technical gains

    22 May 2019 | 7:54 AM
    A futuristic courseRobotics

    A futuristic course

    22 May 2019 | 7:54 AM
    Build a strong defenceSmart strategy: How to deal with a toxic boss

    Build a strong defence

    22 May 2019 | 7:54 AM
    Working on health and nutritionStart-up Zone

    Working on health and nutrition

    22 May 2019 | 7:54 AM
    more Jobs & Careers...