06052017-LT-01.qxd 5/6/2017 12:05 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 6 MAY 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Parents block Jalandhar bypass Steer clear of drugs Jr basketball tourney Parents’ Association of GMT Public School protests outside the school, block the Jalandhar bypass. P2 The police, along with residents, spread awareness in Khanna against drugs. P3 LBA and hosts Ludhiana district advance to the league stage on the penultimate day. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 36°C MIN 22°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 6.35 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.56 AM MC swimming pool making a splash Footfall increases for the pleasure of swimming in crystal-clear water due to latest filtration system Gurvinder Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 5 Residents in the city are making a beeline for getting themselves enrolled in the MC swimming pool. “Though more than 300 persons enrol with us every year, the response to the pool has been much greater this time, as the state-of-the-art filtration system was installed here last year,” said Suresh Kumar, supervisor at the MC swimming pool. He said the pool now has crystal clear water, as the filtration system is on 24 hours, because of which more resi- dents are evincing interest in enrolling for the pool. The swimming pool was made in 1986 and since then, it had been a popular getaway during the summer season. It was neglected some years ago, but with the installation of filtration system last year and better tiles around, it has again become popular. He said the minimum depth of the swimming pool is 5.5 ft, whereas the maximum depth is 18 ft. Apart from residents, currently around 20 children, including 11 girls from different schools under the Sports Department, are training in POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10am to 2pm: The power supply to Rajgarh Estate, Janpath Estate, DPS School, Hero Homes, Surya Cinema Road, Prince Colony, Atwal Nagar, New Vijay Nagar, Rajan Estate, Harmeet Colony, Ajit Nagar and Chuarpur Road area among others will remain off from 10am to 2pm on May 6, 2017, for urgent maintenance work. 10am to 2pm: The power supply to Urban Estate Phase I Dugri, CRPF Colony, Urban Vihar and Punjabi Baag areas will also remain shut on May 6, 2017, from 10AM to 2 PM on for urgent maintenance work. SNIPPETS Man booked for assault Ludhiana: The woman (24), who suffered 90 per cent burns after an immolation bid outside SAD councillor Sarabjit Singh Ladi's office here on Monday, accused the councillor's brother of deserting her after staying with her for four months. In a statement to duty magistrate Hirdaypal Singh, she alleged that councillor’s younger brother 'Kaali' helped her in getting divorce from Vinod Kumar. She said he bought a room on rent for her and stayed with her for four months. The police have booked the accused under Sections 354, 506, 509 of the IPC for assaulting, outraging modesty of a women and criminal intimidation. 10-yr jail for raping daughter the pool water. These swimmers train from 5 am to 6 am and 4 pm to 5 pm. For men, the timings are 6.30 to 7.30 in the morning as well as in the evening. They can choose time slot as of now. For women and girls, the timings are 8 am to 9 am and 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm. Couples can also join from 8 pm to 9 pm. Meanwhile, coach at the pool, Rajinder Boparai, said the enrolment is still on, but going by the overwhelming response of residents in seeking enrolment this time, they might have to say no to residents and stop the enrolment. Enrolment fee from April to Oct ~2,000 For residents ■ For students and government staff: ~ 1,000 ■ For MC staff and their children: ~800 ■ Those needing coaching: ~1,000 extra, whereas for MC staff and children, it’s ~400 extra ■ For couples: ~3,000, and if they have children, they have to pay ~1,000 per child Park’s partly collapsed boundary wall poses threat A portion of the remaining wall has also tilted and may crumble any time Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, May 5 A part of a boundary wall of a park (No. 200) in Green Field locality on Kochar Market Road that had collapsed more than three months ago is posing a grave threat to area residents’ lives, especially senior citizens and children, because a portion of the remaining boundary wall has also tilted and may crumble any time. Repeated pleas made by area residents to the authorities of the Municipal Corporation for repair and reconstruction of the boundary wall have gone unheeded. According to the functionaries of Green Field Residents’ Welfare Association, some 50-feet length of 7-feet high boundary wall of the park facing house Nos 173 to 177 in the locality (falling under Ward No 49) had fallen on January 28, 2017, while another 70-80 feet long boundary wall (with a total running length of around 200 feet) has precariously tilted outwards in the intervening period, which could fall at any moment and cause a serious accident. Kanwaljit Singh Monga and Harminder Singh, chairman and president of the association, respectively, said the boundary wall, constructed nearly 17 years ago, had been raised without proper foundation and masonry work. The material used in construction was also of poor quality, they said. “Not only Additional Sessions Judge Dilbag Singh Johal has convicted Dharminder Kumar of Dr Ambedkar Nagar, Ludhiana, for rigorous imprisonment of 10 years on the charge of sexually exploiting his 10-year-old daughter. The court convicted him under Sections 376 and 377 of the IPC and under Section 4 of the POCSO Act. The wife, in her complaint to the police, said her husband was a drug addict. On March 23, 2015, she had gone to Jalandhar to meet her sister. In the evening, she received a call from her daughter, who narrated the entire incident. Her daughter was alone at home and her son was playing outside at the time of the incident, she said. The accused pleaded not guilty and claimed false implication. But the court found him guilty and sentenced accordingly. TNS Another ASI saves woman’s life ASI Gurdeep Singh (extreme right) along with the rescued woman, divers and the Doraha police. TRIBUNE PHOTO Our Correspondent To be honoured Doraha, May 5 A woman tried committing suicide by jumping into the Sirhind Canal, but was immediately taken out by an ASI on duty with the help of divers here today. The woman has been identified as Nisha Rani (35), wife of Varinder Kumar, a resident of Khanna. She had an altercation with her husband in the morning, due to which she reached Doraha to end her life. But as soon as she jumped into the canal, the ASI continued on page 2 Residents are making a beeline for getting themselves enrolled for the MC swimming pool. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Chairman of the anti-crime and anti-corruption cell Kulwant Singh and President of Human Rights Manch, Doraha, Gurtej Singh Grewal said their organisations will honour Traffic Police in charge ASI Gurdeep Singh for saving a life. Earlier also, he has saved a woman's life after she tried committing suicide by jumping into the canal. "We will also ask the government to honour ASI Gurdeep Singh, who has saved two precious lives," said Gurtej Singh Grewal, President of Human Rights Munch Doraha. SHO Doraha Ashwani Kumar said ASI Gurdeep Singh has done a great job and he needs to be rewarded accordingly. c m y b this, certain residents have illegally opened gates from the rear part of their houses into the park, which has become a source of nuisance for other visitors and residents,” they said. In a representation to MC authorities, the association, on behalf of the area residents, has pleaded that the entire boundary wall be pulled down and reconstructed with proper foundation, standard building material and quality workmanship to allay the sense of fear and insecurity among residents visiting the park. It has also been pointed out that earlier representations made in this regard to the MC officials concerned, has evoked no response so far. Residents also want that illegal entry gates made by certain residents into the park be closed forthwith to curb the misuse of green belt for personal purpose. When contacted, MC Executive Engineer (Buildings and Roads) Tirath Bansal said he had just taken charge of the post and the issue was in his notice. He said the staff would make a spot check of the site on Monday, adding that the reconstruction of the entire boundary wall with proper foundation would be taken up soon. Part of the boundary wall of the park that has crumbled pose a threat at Green Field locality in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO
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