05052017-LT-01.qxd 5/4/2017 11:24 PM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 5 MAY 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Health care Jalandhar boys stun LBA Maiden track Patient from Bathinda, admitted to a hospital here, has been diagnosed with dengue. P3 Jalandhar proved its supremacy scoring 81-58 victory against Ludhiana B’ball Academy. P4 Ibadat says her dream is to sing meaningful songs that come with nice videos. P2 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 39°C MIN 24°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.08 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.38 AM POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 2 pm: New Rajguru Nagar, Panchsheel Vihar, Aman Park, Lal Bagh, New Green City, MES, Avtar Nagar, Ferozepur Road, Luxmi Nagar, Raghubir Park, Sunil Park, Jagat Nagar, Machhi Market SNIPPETS Cop held with 15-gm drugs Samrala: A constable of the Kheri Naudh Singh police station, Devinder Singh, was caught with 15 gm of drug powder. Devinder was in contact with two Nigerian nationals, namely KC and John. He procured the powder from them in Delhi and sold it here. Samrala SHO Manjit Singh said on a tip-off, a police party set up a naka on the Otallan-Bhari road near Otallan village. The police signalled a car, in which the constable was travelling, to stop. The police found 15 gm of drug powder on him. He was presented before a court that remanded him in police custody for three days. The constable has been suspended and a departmental inquiry ordered against him by the Fatehgarh Sahib police. OC Body of 9-year-old boy found Ludhiana: Panic gripped the Salem Tabri area after the body of a nine-year-old boy was found in a vacant plot at Kailash Nagar late on Thursday evening. The body bore wounds inflicted by a sharp weapon. Some parts of the body were half burnt. The police suspect it to be a case of sodomy-cum-murder. They were scanning CCTV footage to get some clue to the crime. TNS Couple killed in mishap Speeding SUV hit their bike head-on near Alamgir gurdwara Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 4 A couple, who were going to pay obeisance at the Alamgir gurdwara, were killed when their bike was hit by a rashly driven vehicle near Alamgir village this morning. The deceased has been identified as Dilbag Singh (52) and his wife Gurvinder Kaur (48), residents of New Janta Nagar. The accused driver has been identified as Balbir Singh, a resident of Upoki village of Sangrur district. The investigating officer, ASI Harjit Singh from the Dehlon police station, said the couple was on the way to to the gurdwara when a speeding vehicle rammed into their bike head-on. Both husband and wife suffered severe head injuries and died Tribune News Service Victims Dilbag Singh and his wife Gurvinder Kaur; and (right) a policeman inspects the damaged SUV near Alamgir on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN on the spot. The deceased owned a garment shop in the city. Balbir was driving the vehicle. Four of his friends were also travelling in the vehicle. All employees of a firm dealing with agricultural products, they were headed to Amritsar in connection with their business. “The vehicle was being driven at such a high speed that after collision, its safety airbags burst. Neither of vehicle occupants suffered any major injury. After arresting the driver, a case under section 304 A of the IPC was registered against him,” the ASI said. Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 4 A 12-year-old girl of the Salem Tabri area attempted suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her residence this evening. She was allegedly repeatedly raped by her co-factory worker who had also videotaped her in an objectionable state and was again forcing her for making physical relations. The victim, under serious condition, was rushed to Civil Hospital where doctors declared her unfit to give statement to the police. The victim’s mother said she was working in a factory and two weeks ago she had to go to her native place in Uttar Pradesh as one of her relatives had died. Before going to UP , she arranged for a job for her daughter in the same factory. The woman said when she came back, she was told by her daughter that a boy working in the same factory had raped her by serving her a tea laced with sedatives at her home. He also recorded a video of her in an objectionable state. When her daughter requested the accused to delete the objectionable video, he refused and started pressuring her for making physical relations. “For the past 10 days, the accused had been threatening my daughter that either she made physical relations with him or he will make her video public. My daughter was tense and she consumed some poisonous substance. I noticed her lying in an unconscious state and rushed her to Civil Hospital,” the woman said. The investigating officer from the Salem Tabri police station, ASI Jaswinder Singh, said further action would be taken after recording the girl’s statement. Chandigarh, May 4 Mohali and Ludhiana are in for a major infrastructure boost with the state government today approving a sum of Rs 1,666.6 crore for developing new urban estates, constructing new roads and undertaking other projects in both cities. While a sum of Rs 964.5 crore will be spent on the acquisition of land for new urban estates at Samrala Road in Ludhiana, Mullanpur (New Chandigarh) in The development authorities have been asked to prioritise expenditure in such a manner that water supply, electricity and construction of roads get priority over any other expenditure. They have also been directed to focus on the recovery of amount outstanding towards allottees, promoters and other categories of consumers. The authorities have been advised to identify sites for the development of new urban estates and acquire land under the land-pooling scheme. This will encourage implementation of master plans in the state. . Mohali, and construction of various master plan roads in Mohali, major development works in Mohali’s Sectors 7680, City Centre, surroundings of Aerocity, Medicity (New Chandigarh), Sectors 88-89 Missing BJP leader found unconscious Had consumed poisonous substance Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 4 A former president of Social Media Cell, Punjab BJP who , had gone missing on Tuesday night after he was booked by the city police on charge of blackmailing the daughterin-law of former Ludhiana Improvement Trust Chairman Subhash Verma, was traced by his family today. Bansal was taken to the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital where his condition was stated to be stable. He reportedly consumed some poisonous substance. At 2.11 pm today, a post was updated on the Bansal’s FB account which states: “DC Bansal consumes poison, admitted to DMC Hospital”. Soon, the police reached the hospital. There were many com- City slips to 140th rank in cleanliness Shivani Bhakoo Truck rams into tree A truck driver had a miraculous escape after he lost control over the vehicle which first jumped the road divider and then rammed into a tree near PAU Gate No. 1 on the Ferozepur road. The accident occurred at around 5 am. The truck was carrying wood. Rape victim tries to Infra boost for Ludhiana, Mohali Get ~1,666.6 crore for new urban estates, roads and development projects commit suicide Basic priorities Tribune News Service SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN ments on the Bansal’s post by his friends. Some termed the suicide attempt by him a drama. Yesterday, Bansal had also posted on his FB account that he was implicated in a fake case and he was going to commit suicide. Bansal’s mother Pushpwant said all members of his family were looking for him today. Luckily, they found him lying in an unconscious state near a canal in the Dugri area. She said it seemed her son had consumed some poisonous substance. However, investigating officer, ASI Lakhwinder Singh, said Bansal was hiding in his cycle parts factory located at Janta Nagar from where he was taken to the hospital by his family. “We have been told by continued on page 3 c m y b and other urban estates will involve an expenditure of Rs 702.1 crore. The amount is almost 35 per cent of the total Rs 4,806.24-crore outlay approved for the planned urban development in the state. Besides, a sum of Rs 534.46 crore has been allocated to construct houses for the poor under ‘Housing for All’ and social housing schemes. The approval was accorded at the special meeting of the Finance and Accounts Committees (F&CCs) of all seven development authorities – GMADA, GLADA, BDA, JDA, PDA, ADA and PUDA – working under the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD), chaired continued on page 3 Ludhiana, May 4 The city has got 140th rank in Swachh Sarvekshan 2017 the report of which was declared today. A total of 434 cities were covered under the survey. With a leading company having been engaged to collect garbage (including door to door collection) in the city and the first state-of-the-art garbage compactor installed here, the residents believe that the city should have been in top cities as far as cleanliness is concerned. Even the Mayor feels the authorities have not done much and the ranking could have been much better. The Mayor, Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria said this ranking was not good at all. “We could have performed much better. I kept on asking officials to install more compactors in the city, so garbage collection points could be minimised and the city got a cleaner look. But none listened to my suggestion and unutilised grant under Solid Waste Management is now to be sent back. We can do much ❝We could haveI kept on performed better. asking officials to install more compactors in the city, so garbage collection points could be minimised and the city got a cleaner look. But none listened to my suggestion. ❞ HS GOHALWARIA, Mayor better if we sincerely work to maintain clean surroundings. We need to have enough dustbins and public toilets and mobile ones,” said the Mayor. He said the MC was now planning to make use of waste construction material dumped on public roads. “If we can come up with this project to recycle concrete and other such material, the roads will be much cleaner,” he said. Meanwhile, an official with Municipal Corporation said things would have improved if it had not been an election year. “The entire focus of the civic body remained on developmental work. And to an extent, the cleanliness continued on page 3 Such dumps are a common sight in Ludhiana. A FILE PHOTO
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