08052017-LT-01.qxd 5/7/2017 11:52 PM Page 1 MONDAY | 8 MAY 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE NEET attempt Open TT Tourney Dance revelry 17,000 candidates appeared for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in Chandigarh. P2 Devanshi and Ishaan beat their opponents to win the junior girls’ and boys’ sections. P4 Artistes enthusiastically took part in a dance show held at Guru Nanak Bhawan. P2 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 42°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7.10 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.35 AM POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 2 pm: BRS Nagar A, B, E, F and G Block Market, Inder Nagar and V Sunet area Caught on wrong foot Panel rules against denial of info SNIPPETS ILLEGAL BUILDINGS 2 women held with 32-kg ganja Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana: The city police on Sunday nabbed two women smugglers with 32-kg ganja. They were on the way to supply the contraband to their clients in the city. Both accused are natives of Bihar. They told the police that they had been into this illegal trade for a long time. They used to bring the contraband from Bihar. The investigating officer from Division No, 5, ASI Sukhdev Singh, said on a tip-off, the police set up a naka in the Sham Nagar area and the duo were signalled to stop. During a search of their belongings, 32-kg ganja was recovered. One of the accused was earlier booked by the GRP for possessing drugs. Abetmentofsuicide:Womanbooked A day after a youth, Munid Nishad, committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan at his residence in Subash Nagar, the police on Sunday booked a woman for abetting his suicide. The police also recovered a suicide note, in which the deceased mentioned about a woman Roshni with whom he was in love. He also mentioned in the note that he was taking the extreme step as the woman had ditched him. The accused woman is yet to be arrested. TNS A policeman records traffic violations on camera during a drive in Ludhiana on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN ASI, head constable extort ~20-lakh hawala money Their 4 accomplices also arrested, ~9.45 lakh recovered Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 7 Bringing a bad name to khakhi, an ASI and a head constable posted at the Model Town police station connived with criminals to extort Rs 20 lakh, reportedly hawala money of a Gujarat-based firm. The erring policemen did a recce a day before conducting a fake raid. Both of them have been suspended. The accused have been identified as ASI Gurkewal Singh, Head Constable Sarabjit Singh, Kamal Kishore, alias Mintu of Harnam Nagar, Money Kumar, alias Tinku of Harnam Nagar, Neelam Kumar, alias Patil, a native of Gujarat and resident of Model Gram here, and Surjit Kumar, alias Soni of New Aman Nagar. The police have recovered Rs 9.45 lakh from the accused. Dhruman Nimbale, DCP , said the police had received a complaint from Jai Deep of Green Field, who was a manager in Patel Kamlesh Kumar Company, a Gujarat- Man jumps off with rope Food will be available from 12.30 pm to 3 pm daily tied to neck ~10 meal at Saadi Rasoi Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 7 A 33-year-old married man ended his life allegedly due to harassment by his wife and mother-in-law. Both women have been booked by the Saraba Nagar police station on charges of abetment of suicide. The deceased has been identified as Sunny Gupta, a resident of BRS Nagar. The accused has been identified as deceased’s wife Ishita Deceased’s wife, mother-in-law booked on charge of abetment of suicide DCP Dhruman Nimbale shows cash recovered from accused policemen and their accomplices in Ludhiana on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN based firm, that two men in uniform, along with one person, had barged into his house and looted Rs 4 lakh in cash. But later during investigation, the police found that Rs 20 lakh was looted from the house. Continued on page 3 Police will write to ED for further action Dhruman Nimbale, DCP, said apart from the erring policemen, all four accused were actively involved in hawala transactions in the past, and a Gujarat-based man was running a traditional ‘hundi’ system. The police were verifying if they had any legal permission or note to run this system. “We will write to the Enforcement Directorate to take further action against the hawala trader of Gujarat. We will also take legal opinion as to what extent the police can take action in a hawala case,” the DCP added. P3 Ludhiana, May 7 In a landmark judgment, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled against denial of information about illegal buildings by the urban local bodies and area development authorities under the Right to Information Act taking the cover of Section 8(1)(e) and (i). Disposing of an appeal filed by Deepak Sharma, Information Commissioner Yashovardhan Azad has observed in his orders (pronounced on April 24, 2017) that he agreed with the appellant about his right to seek information considering that no legal provision debars disclosure of information pertaining to an unauthorised construction, particularly one which is directly affecting the appellant. The CIC further remarks: “The appellant being a stakeholder in the (housing) society and affected by the unauthorised construction and illegal usage of the flat for running an industrial/commercial unit is directly and adversely impacted by such act of the owner of the premises. The provisions as cited by the respondent are not applicable since the information sought is neither personal in nature nor is Continued on page 3 Gupta and mother-in-law Neeru Gupta. The couple has a two-month-old son. Sunny, along with his family, was running a trading company, Ashoka Limited. Gurpreet Singh, ACP said , the man committed suicide in a horrific way. ”Last night, when he was alone at home, he first tied his neck with a rope and then climbed the water tank atop of his house. He jumped from there and died on the spot. His family found his body hanging,” Continued on page 2 People having lunch at ‘Saadi Rasoi’ in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 7 ‘Saadi Rasoi’, set up as per the directions of the Punjab Government at the Red Cross Society building on Brown Road, was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agarwal today. Other district administration officials and Anil Jawa Seva Trust chief Shiv Ram Saroye were also present. Agarwal said the main objective of setting up Saadi Rasoi (our kitchen) was that no needy remained hungry. Cost of the food has been kept low, so all can afford it and their self-esteen is not hurt. He said enough food would be made available at only Rs 10 from 12.30 pm to 3 pm daily. There would be special emphasis on hygiene and quality in the kitchen, he added. Automatic and semi-automatic machines have been purchased and a weekly menu prepared. He said this project would be run with the help of the Red Cross Society, Ann Jal Seva Trust and several philanthropists. People have shown interest in providing their cooperation in this project. The Deputy Commissioner has appealed to the residents to cooperate with the administration in this noble cause. He said this initiative was unique as it would ensure food security for people from weaker sections of society. After the success of the project at the district level, its expansion would be considered. Laugh your way to good health, laughter clubs catching on Dr Madan Kataria’s Laughter Yoga Movement has spread to more than 16,000 laughter clubs in 106 countries across the globe 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: Ludhiana has slipped to 140th rank in the Swachh Sarvekshan 2017 report. What needs to be done to improve cleanliness in the city? Readers can email their comments by Thursday in not more than 100 words at email@example.com 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 No. Ludhiana, May 7 Even though everybody knows that laughter makes you feel good, still people don’t laugh enough. That is the reason why ‘laughter yoga’ was created by him, says Dr Madan Kataria, founder of the Laughter Yoga Movement. Dr Kataria was in the city for introducing ‘smart brain laughter yoga’ curriculum at DCM Presidency on the occasion of World Laughter Day today. “The body is not able to differentiate between natural laughter and induced laughter. So, when you induce yourself into laughing even without any reason, you actually start laughing and thus get the ❝If one laughsit continuously for around 15-20 minutes, can keep one in good mood throughout the day. When you laugh, you draw in more oxygen and release endorphins that lift your mood unlocking health benefits such as relieving stress, keeping depression away, recuperating and healing quickly, strengthening the immune system and feeling happy. Once you are happy and healthy, you have a positive perception of the world. ❞ DR MADAN KATARIA, founder of the Laughter Yoga Movement same physical, mental and psychological benefits as laughing naturally,” he says. In fact, our happiness depends on external factors. But by laughing, we create the reason to be happy through laughter, he adds. Dr Kataria began laughter yoga in 1995 and the movement has spread to countries in all parts of the world. The reason why he named it laughter yoga is that his techniques combine several ways of laughing with breathing, he says. “People who are happy and healthy don’t fight, c m y b which is the way for making the world peaceful,” he says. So it is not by chance that like ‘infectiousness’ of the laughter, this movement has spread to more than 16,000 laughter clubs in more than 106 countries in the world. Even people in Japan, China and Germany, who are said to be more serious nations, have started laughing more. When asked if smiling has the same effect on wellbeing, he said it is not enough as you have to laugh to draw the health benefits. “But yes, smiles become an outcome of your laughter, not its substitute,” he says. He said jokes and comedy shows do make one laugh but these only make you laugh or giggle for a couple of seconds, which is not enough. That is the reason why in the laughter clubs, laughter breeds laughter and happiness. They do so without any jokes and anecdotes, he says. “Because you get the health benefits from laughter once you laugh for a few minutes, not just for a few moments,” he says. He has developed a variety of expressions, hand and body movements and role-playing in groups, that stimulate one another to laugh. “So, there is make-ashake laughter, fingerpointing laughter and argument laughter. It is no rocket science though as you just need to be more playful,” he says. He says intensity of laughter in groups depends on age and gender as well. “Children are happier when running combines an activity such as running around. But it is milder actions and expressions that work,” says Dr Kataria. “Laughter sessions are held every hour on Skype for different countries according their time zones,” he says. One can become part of the Skype group through the organization’s website. Thanks to the growing movement and more organised techniques, laughter trainer is turning into a career option. “Though we provide support for starting social laughter clubs for free, one can become corporate trainer in laughter, after undergoing a course at Laughter Yoga University in Bangalore,” he says. “In fact, laughter training is becoming all the more important for children these days, as they are hooked up to mobiles and gadgets all the time,” he says. That is the reason they are now introducing ‘smart brain laughter yoga’ curriculum in schools. Laughter exercises would be conducted in classrooms as an energiser at the beginning and end of their classes to boost the energy level of the students. Co-founder of his organisation and wife Madhuri Kataria says laughter is like meditation. Women comprise 70 per cent of these laughter groups, she says. “Women laugh more easily than men, so these clubs make them happier,” she added.
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