15032017-LT-01.qxd 3/14/2017 11:37 PM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 15 MARCH 2017| ludhiana LUDHIANA TRIBUNE EDUCATION: SCHOOL WITHHOLDS RESULT FOR Þ PAGE 2 ‘NON-PAYMENT’ OF ANNUAL FEE DIST SCAN: IMPLEMENT RTE IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS, SAYS AAP MLA Þ PAGE 3 GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY SPORTS: PUNJAB SQUAD FOR BODY BUILDING MEET ANNOUNCED Þ PAGE 4 24.0°MAXIMUM 12.0°MINIMUM Traffic police take on Holi hooligans, challan 1,388 Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service HOLI TRANCE: Devotees enjoy Pushp Holi at the Gobind Gau Dham temple in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Ludhiana, March 14 During a special naka drive to check speeding and other traffic violations during the Holi celebrations, the traffic police challaned as many as 1,388 offenders yesterday. The challaned offenders include rowdies who were creating creating trouble on the road. As per information provided by the traffic police, more than a dozen nakas were up at strategic places in the city. Of 1,388 challans issued for various traffic violations throughout the day, a maximum of 950 pertain to riding a twowheeler without helmet, followed by 103 for not wearing seat belts, 73 for STEPS TO CURB ACCIDENTS The traffic police have taken some steps to curb accidents on the city roads. As per the statement issued by the police, the road from Jhammat village to Verka Milk Plant has been declared one way. The police advise commuters coming from Jhammat village to use the left side of the road and vice versa. Special nakas have been installed at the South City chowk, Bedewal diversion and PAU Gate No. 8. The police have created a kutcha road alongside the South City road for cyclists. Apart from it, five special nakas at the Rajpura chowk, Atam Park, Jamalpur chowk, Pakhowal road and South City will remain operational from 8 pm to 11 pm to check drunken driving. triple riding, 45 for drunken driving, 52 for jumping red light and 73 for other violations. As many as 80 auto-rickshaws were also challaned. Forty vehicles were impounded on the spot as their owners failed to produce any documents. Around 17 vehicles, including two-wheelers and four-wheelers, were towed away for wrong parking. Those were released after their owners were charged the due penalty. Meanwhile, many Holi revelers, especially youngsters, were seen driving rashly on roads and streets. Poisonous food claims girl’s life Mother cooked food at home after Holi celebrations; 3 of family admitted to CMCH Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 14 Four members of a family allegedly consumed food laced with poison on Monday evening, which led to the death of one of them. Three members are still undergoing treatment at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH). However, their condition is stable. A forensic team took a sample of the food for examination. According to the police, prima facie, no foul play was suspected in the case, so inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC were initiated at the Shimlapuri police station. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Atam Nagar, Ramandeep Singh Bhullar reached the spot and started investigation. Jasbir Singh, sales manager at Hybrid Cycles and resident of Labour Colony on the Gill road, said the incident occurred last The police record the statement of a man, four members of whose family fell unconscious after consuming poisonous food in Ludhiana on Tuesday. His daugher died. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN ❝ Half an hour after eating food, my wife Prabhjot Kaur (50), daughter Annie Singh (22), sons Amarinderjit Singh (24) and Damanjit Singh (17) started falling unconscious. Suspecting foul play, I immediately raised the alarm and called up my relatives. All members of the family were rushed to the hospital where my daughter died.❞ JASBIR SINGH, DECEASED’S FATHER evening when his wife and children returned home after celebrating Holi and prepared food. Since he was busy with office work, he refused to eat food while the others had it together. “Half an hour after eating food, my wife Prabhjot Kaur (50), daughter Annie Singh (22), sons Amarinderjit Singh (24) and Damanjit Singh (17) started falling unconscious. Suspecting foul play, I immediately raised the alarm and called up my relatives. All members of the family were rushed to the hospital where my daughter died,” Jasbir said. He said they all celebrated Holi with fervor but the incident had shattered the entire family. “My wife cooked food at home and we don’t know how it got poisoned,” he added. Amarinderjit is a sales manager at a car company while Damanjit is a student of the 11th standard. The deceased girl had recently completed her graduation and was to start pursuing a fashion designing course. The doctors at the CMCH said the condition of three members of the family was stable but they would be kept under observation for some more time. No indication of foul play, says ACP The ACP said so far, there was no indication of foul play, still the police would send the deceased’s viscera for examination, the outcome of which would decide the further course of investigation in the case. Baba’s brush every artist’s pride Gurvinder Singh Tribune News Service Readers’ Response Ludhiana Tribune carries response from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Ludhiana, Jagraon, Khanna, Mandi Ahmedgarh and the nearby areas every Monday. The topic for this week is: Are students justified in taking to streets to make themselves heard? What should be the role of college authorties in case of student protests? Readers can email their comments by Thursday in not more than 100 words at firstname.lastname@example.org They can also send their views to: Feedback, Ludhiana Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh - 160029. Letters sent by post must mention 'Feedback for Ludhiana Tribune' on the envelope. It must contain sender’s address, contact number. DMCH graduates attend final call P4 Ludhiana, March 14 ‘Brush Wale Baba’ is eagerly awaited by budding and experienced artists alike, for a variety of art and painting brushes he brings. ‘Baba’ has been selling these brushes for the past eight years. Travelling across the country, he brings quality brushes to art enthusiasts at much lesser prices than market rates. Fazluddin, who had been working as an ‘auctioneer’ for the discarded material from government departments, started selling art brushes around eight years back, when he found a stock of these from a manufacturer. He sold them all, and loved the joy these brought to the faces of budding artists. He has not looked back since. Despite the ripe age of 73, he tours across the country to sell these brushes and art material to artists, both young and experienced. Baba visits colleges and art colleges, art galleries Fazluddin, 73, sells paintbrushes at the Khalsa College for Women. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA in various cities. “I travel to all states in the country to make these brushes available to all. I have been to all states of the country, except Assam,” he says. He visits the city around five times and goes to many colleges during his week-long stay here. Artists keep in touch with him on the phone and make purchases during his visits to the city. He also makes makes his own brushes. “I sell around 45 types of art brushes of all sizes. While I pick these in bulk from different manufacturers based in different parts of the country, I also make some brushes myself when I go back to Delhi. Members of my family and boys in the neighbourhood also help me make these brushes,” he says. “So these brushes cost c m y b me much less, and I am able to sell them at almost half the market prices,” he says. He also sells other art materials such as colour and canvass. Baba is eagerly awaited by students as well. “I first saw Baba selling brushes at Punjabi Bhawan a couple of years ago. He has such a large variety of brushes and sells them at much cheaper prices than Continued on page 2 The traffic police challan offenders during the Holi festival in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN POWER SHUTDOWN Ludhiana: Supply to some pockets of BRS Nagar, Rajguru Nagar and the Basant City area will remain off from 1 pm to 4 pm on Wednesday for urgent infrastructural work. FOR CLASS X PSEB STUDENTS, ENGLISH IS ACHILLES’ HEEL P2
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