30092017-LT-01.qxd 9/29/2017 11:21 PM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Matrimonial disputes World Heart Day Grandparents’ Day The DLSA constitutes two family welfare committees to deal with matrimonial disputes. P2 Doctors in city hospitals advise lifestyle modifications for a healthy heart. P2 Students present cultural items during celebrations at Police DAV Public School. P2 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 36.0°C MIN 22.0°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 6.13 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6.20 AM MC employees protest non-payment of salaries Drive for roof-top forestry launched Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 29 A campaign was launched by Punjab Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot to increase greenery in the city. He appealed to people to make their homes greener by planting more trees. He said, “The Punjab Government has formulated a special plan to help make the industrial city greener under which plants and saplings in planters will be made available to residents for growing on rooftops.” The minister was here to discuss how to make city greener with offi- Our Correspondent Ludhiana, September 29 Irked over non-payment of salaries to nearly 10,000 staff, especially when festival season is already on, the employees of the Municipal Corporation (MC) held an angry demonstration at the Zone A office, near Mata Rani Chowk, here today. Rising above their political affiliations, activists of Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, the Indian National Trade Union Congress and the Joint Committee of Municipal Karamcharis, representing five groups of MC employees, took part in the protest and served an ultimatum to the MC top brass for immediate payment of due salaries. They put a mechanism in place for timely payment of salaries failing which they said employees would be forced to intensify the stir and it would be the sole responsibility of senior officials of the civic body. Trade union leaders said affected MC employees, including safai workers, beldars, sewermen and GREENER HOMES Employees of the Municipal Corporation protest at the Zone A office on Friday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH ❝ Officials of the Municipal Corporation kept on saying that the coffers are empty and salaries will be paid only after some funds are received or when recoveries are made. TRADE UNION LEADERS ❞ Class III and IV workers, were facing a severe financial crisis when the people were in the process of celebrating festival of Dasehra and Diwali. “Due to non-payment of salaries for the last three months to some employees, festivals have been rendered meaningless for us,” said the protesting employees. The protest, which started at 11 am, ended at 1.30 pm keeping in view suffering of the people visiting the MC office, particularly when Friday is the last working day before a long week-end. Meanwhile, protesters failed to get any worthwhile assurance from MC officials after several rounds of talks on the time frame for payment of their salaries. c m y b cials of the administration. “The Punjab government wants that development in the city takes place in a planned manner. The roof-top forestry will be developed in the city. Under this scheme, plants will be provided along with planters to residents free of cost ,” he added. “Under the scheme, an application will have to be submitted to the Forest Department and plants will be made available within a month. These plants will include ornamental, fruit, medicinal and other varieties,” the minister said. Continued on Page 2 Snatchers’ gang busted, six arrested Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 29 The city police has claimed to have busted a gang of snatchers. The gang was active in the city and used to carry out burglaries and thefts in houses, shops and showrooms by breaking open locks and shutters. Police officials said the accused were hatching a plan to orchestrate another crime. The accused have been identified as Ravinder Singh, alias Bablu, a resident of Aman Nagar, Rahul, alias Bambola, Sunny Gogana, Banti Kumar and Kanda, both residents of the New Madhopuri area, besides Gautam Kumar from Bihar, at present residing in the New Madhopuri area. The accused had been carrying out crimes in several areas. During an investigation, the police also booked Kanda, a resident of the UP who is cur, rently residing in the New Madhopuri area. The accused committed burglaries in different areas, including Maya Puri, New Madhopuri, the Shimlapuri area, Salem Tabri, Daresi, Basti Jodhewal, Bhamia Kalan, Shingaar Cinema area, Jassian Road, New Subash Nagar, Phillaur and other places in the city. The police have recovered weapons including three daggers, an iron rod, a hammer, and stolen goods, including laptop, 13 LED televisions of different brands, two home theatres, five mobile phones along with stolen goods from their possession after arresting them.
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