03082017-LT-01.qxd 8/3/2017 12:26 AM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 3 AUGUST 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Cash awards for schools Dispute resolution panels Celebrity designer in city Cash awards for best govt schools will motivate staff and help improve educational standards. P2 The police will soon form committees to resolve disputes at police stations through a dialogue. P3 Celebrity Bollywood designer Kawaljit Singh visits the city and imparts tips to INIFD students. P4 FORECAST THUNDERSTORM | MAX 32°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 7:20 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:45 AM Flight of fancy SNIPPETS It’s an unintentional act, say police Two snatchers arrested Ludhiana: The Daresi police have arrested two snatchers and recovered five mobile phones and a motorcycle from them. The accused have been identified as Manvir Singh of Rahon Road and Gurpreet Singh of Meharban. The police said acting on a tip-off, a naka was laid and the accused were arrested. The accused confessed to having committed several snatching incidents in the area, the police said, adding that more recoveries could be made in further interrogation. CARBINE SNATCHING Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 2 In yesterday’s case in which car-borne youths had fled with the carbine of a policeman after an altercation, preliminary probe suggests it was an accident and unintentional act. Neither the PCR staff nor the car-borne youths had any intention of indulging in any sort of unwanted scuffle. The ACP RS Bhullar, who , visited the spot last night after the news of snatching reached the Police Department, said the carbine was recovered by the police this morning. “The police conducted a search for the car and it was traced by the police this morning. The car-borne Peddler held with poppy husk The Division No. 5 police have arrested a drug peddler and recovered 3.5 kg poppy husk from him. The accused has been identified as Kuldeep Singh of Patiala. The police said a police party was patrolling near the bus stand, where a pedestrian was stopped for checking. During a search of his belongings, drugs were recovered from him. Two nabbed with 2-kg ganja The Sahnewal police have arrested two peddlers and recovered 2kg ganja from them in separate cases. In the first case, the police have arrested one Vijay of Phagwara during a routine patrolling at Mangli Nichi village and recovered 1-kg ganja from him. In yet another case, the police have arrested Dhananjay Sigh of Sua Road. He was arrested at a naka in Budowal village with 1-kg ganja. The police said the accused were on their way to deliver consignment to their clients. TNS A child is lost in thoughts as a pigeon flies past him at Rakh Bagh in Ludhiana. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN 5 cyber fraud cases in a day 3 victims from Jawahar Nagar; police suspect hand of single gang in cases Nikhil Bhardwaj Don’t use ATM cards at petrol pumps for time being: ACP Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 2 The number of cyber frauds has been rising with each passing day. More than five such cases were reported in the city today. The victims visited the banks concerned to file their complaints and requested the authorities to take necessary action to recover their lost money. Amaranth, who works at a clinic and resides at Jawahar Nagar, has lost Rs 35,000 to cyber criminals. “I have an account in the Bank of India, Kochar Market. On August 1, I received five messages on my mobile showing withdrawal of a total of Rs 38,520. Three messages were about the withdrawal of Rs 10,000 each and two of Rs 5,000 and Rs 3,520 respectively. I was shocked to read the withdrawal messages as my ATM card and the cheque book were right with me at that time. I have filed a complaint with the bank as also the police,” said Amarnath. Victims gather outside a bank at Kochar Market on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN What is ATM skimming, cloning It’s a method used by criminals to steal data from the magnetic strip on the back of an ATM card. Devices used to steal the data are smaller than a deck of cards and are often fastened in close proximity to or over the top of the factory-installed card reader at ATM booths. They then make duplicate ATM cards. Police officials said miscreants could have installed skimmer devices on the slot where the card was inserted, and planted pinhole cameras to record the PIN of their victims at ATM booths. Deepak Kumar, also from Jawahar Nagar, said cyber criminals withdrew Rs 25,000 from his account at an ATM machine. He received three messages about withdrawal of Rs 10,000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 from my account through an ATM. Deepak, who is a page maker in a Punjabi newspaper, said after he received the messages, he immediately got his ATM card blocked. Another resident, Sunny, also from the same locality, said he had lost Rs 50,000 to cyber criminals who with- The ACP, Cyber Crime, Rupinder Kaur Bhatti, confirmed a few complaints of cyber fraud were reported on Wednesday. “I suspect a single gang could be behind these cyber frauds. We are seriously working on some angles. Our initial probe suggests ATM data might have been stolen by criminals at petrol pumps. We have noticed some common cases in which the victims had used cards at common petrol pumps. I advise people against using ATM cards at petrol pumps for the time being,” Bhatti added. drew money from his account at ATMs and used his card number for shopping. He said the police had been informed about the incident. continued on p2 youths were also identified,” the ACP added. Bhullar said during initial investigation, it came to light that the carbine was not snatched rather it fell in the car when the policeman tried to stop the vehicle. “A PCR motorcycle collided with the car, following which the occupants of the car, a boy and a girl, and the policemen entered into an altercation. When the policemen asked the youths to stop the vehicle, they tried to speed off. In order to stop the car, a policeman first hit the front windowpane of the car with his official carbine and then smashed the rear glass. When he hit the rear windowpane, his carbine got stuck in the glass and the youths sped off,” the ACP added. continued on p3 Admn aims at completion of Jagraon Bridge on time Says deliberating option of awarding work to state agency Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 2 As the earlier experience of getting Lakkar Bridge reconstructed has not been good, the district administration and the Municipal Corporation both now want to make sure that work on Jagraon Bridge is completed by the railway authorities on time. A meeting was recently held between the administration and the Municipal Corporation. The officials were of the view if there was any provision for getting the bridge repaired from a state government agency that would be much better. One of the officials of the district administration said necessary instructions were passed on to the MC to have an early meeting with the railway authorities to discuss if construction work could be awarded to any other agency. “The Lakkar Bridge was completed by the railway authorities in more than a One side of the Jagraon Bridge has been closed for heavy traffic. A FILE PHOTO decade. If this happened with the Jagraon Bridge, there will be utter mess in the city. The Jagraon Bridge connects most areas of the city. Not more than a year or so should be given for completion of work to any agency. Money is with the Municipal Corporation. Once it is released to the Railways, the ball will be in their court. First, all conditions need to be cleared with the Railways before entering into any agreement with them,” said the official. At the same time, MC Commissioner Jaskiran Singh said he spoke to the DRM (Railways) today and a meeting would be convened soon. “We have informed the authorities that money is with us. The only point is who will construct the bridge and in what time,” said the MC Commissioner. When asked if there was any chance of work being continued on p3 Sealing drive biased: Owners 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: City residents are falling prey to cyber crime. Cyber criminals are committing financial frauds and going scot-free. How can cyber crime be tackled effectively? Readers can email their comments by Thursday in not more than 100 words at ludhiana.feedback@ mail.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 and number. Token system at Civil Hospital soon P4 Get inked, but with care Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 2 Owners have accused the Municipal Corporation of adopting a pick-and-choose policy in the sealing of buildings for violation of building bylaws. The next hearing on a contempt of court petition with regard to sealing of 85 buildings is August 4. The MC is expected to submit an affidavit on the action taken/status report to the court during the hearing. An RTI activist, Rohit Sabharwal, who has filed the contempt petition in the High Court, said the building branch of the MC followed neither the alphabetical order nor the serial number system while taking action. “The pick-and-choose policy is being adopted by the authorities and influential persons are spared,” alleged Sabharwal. Municipal Town Planner SS Bindra said though the The MC staff seal a building in Ludhiana. A FILE PHOTO building branch was not following the alphabetical/serial order, they were taking action against all violators. “To date, we have sealed approximately 30 such buildings/portions. There are no vested interests involved and violators will not be spared at all,” said Bindra. Sabharwal had submitted before the court a list of approximately 85 commer- cial buildings which have violated the parking norms and other building bylaws. Additional Secretary Satish Chndra was summoned by the court. Committees were constituted under the guidance of Chandra to survey the buildings. When the court acted tough, sealing process was started. The building branch has sealed around 30 such buildings to date. c m y b Ludhiana, August 2 Tattooing is the latest fad these days with people increasingly converting part of their skin into a form of art, either to look stylish, chic or just to grab attention. But, doctors advise against covering birthmarks or mole with a tattoo. According to experts, there have been cases of ‘melanoma’, a form of skin cancer. In most of the cases, melanoma develops on preexisting moles and tattoos make it difficult to detect the cancer. The doctors also advise that people should get the health of their skin examined from a doctor before getting a tattoo. Dr Sukhjot Kaur, Associate Professor of Dermatology at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, said people, who get their skin inked by dark dyes, make it difficult for a doctor to diagnose any skin infection as they could not recognise it clearly. It Things to keep in mind before getting tattooed ■ Consult a dermatologist and artiste is wearing gloves get your skin checked before getting a tattoo ■ Never get a tattoo on birthmarks and moles ■ Always get a tattoo from a reputed artiste ■ Make sure that the tattoo ■ Make sure that the needle delays treatment. For persons, who already have tattoos over their moles or who notice moles developing within a tattoo, should get that regularly checked by a dermatologist, recommends Dr Sukhjot Kaur. Another city-based dermatologist, Dr Manmeet Kaur, said tattoos made skin lesions and cancers difficult to detect. used is a fresh one and also check its expiry date ■ Make sure you heal properly ■ Contact your doctor if you develop any sign of infection such as redness or pus "People should be really careful while getting a tattoo. They should not get their moles and birthmarks covered with a tattoo. Before getting tattooed, a person should first visit the doctor and get his skin examined," she said. "We have witnessed a marked increase in the number of patients suffering from tattoo reactions. “A few people consider the health of their skin before getting a tattoo," says Dr Sunil Kumar Gupta, Professor and Head of Dermatology at the DMCH. It is very essential for young people to understand the risks associated with tattooing, including skin infections and other related problems, advises Dr Gupta. Himanshu Kapoor, a resident of Basant Avenue, said he was not aware about the risk factors associated with tattooing. “his fact has come as a surprise to me. But, I will let my friends know about the risk factors associated with getting tattooed," he said.
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