03102017-LT-01.qxd 10/3/2017 12:12 AM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 3 OCTOBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE ‘Raavi’ released Potters’ plight Special ambassadors Prof Gurbhajan Gill’s poetry book ‘Raavi’ was released at GGN Khalsa College on Monday. P2 With modern equipment catching on now, potters are vanishing fast from social scene. P3 Students of Green Land Convent School celebrate Gandhi Jayanti. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 36°C MIN 22°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6:09 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:21 AM Woman ‘killed’ for dowry The victim, a college professor, was married 2 months ago; in-laws absconding Eateries breaching right of consumers to know Kuldip Bhatia The victim’s relatives at the DMCH where Ritu (extreme right) died on Monday. PHOTOS: ASHWANI DHIMAN Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 2 A college professor died at the DMCH this morning allegedly after having been poisoned by her in-laws for dowry. The victim, Ritu Dhir, was a Pro- fessor of Home Science at Master Tara Singh Memorial College. Her father, Vipin Dhir, is a lawyer. The victim’s relatives said Ritu had been married in the family of hosiery business owners two months ago. Soon after the marriage, her in-laws started mentally torturing her for not bringing enough dowry. However, the matter was resolved at a meeting of both families. However, Ritu was again allegedly beaten on Sunday, and administered poison by her in-laws. She was rushed to a private hospital where the doctors referred her to the DMCH last night. She died at the DMCH today. The police have registered a case against her husband Gaurav Adya, father-in-law Praveen Adya, mother-in-law Kamlesh and brother-in-law Daksh. Division No. 4 SHO Vijay Kumar said the body had been sent to Civil Hospital. The victim’s in-laws are at large and the police were carrying out raids to arrest them. SNIPPETS Yet another carjacking Man held for damaging ATM Three men take away Delhi resident’s car in Sahnewal area Tribune News Service Past incidents Khamano: The police on Monday claimed to have arrested a man for damaging an ATM with the intention of loot. He has been identified as Harwinder Singh, a resident of Badla village. The manager of Punjab and Sind Bank branch situated at grain market, informed the police about the incident. The police arrested Harwinder on the basis of footage of the CCTV camera installed at the ATM. A case under Section 379, 511 and 427 of the IPC was registered. He was produced The accused in police before the court that sent him to custody. A TRIBUNE PHOTO police custody for a day. OC Ludhiana, October 2 Car of a Delhi resident, who was here to attend a wedding in the Sahnewal area, was taken away at gunpoint on the night of September 30. The incident took place at around 12.30 am when the Delhi resident, Raman Ahuja, went to pick up his car parked in the service lane near the Red Mango resort in the Sahnewal area. He said he had parked the car in the service lane because the ■ An SUV was taken away from two residents of Delhi in June this Mohali runway upgrade from today, flight services curtailed Tribune News Service Mohali, October 2 The number of flights operating from the Chandigarh international airport will come down from the existing 37 to 27 on account of runway upgrade, which is due to start from October 3. From October 3, 2017, to March 31, 2018, the runway will remain closed for repairs from 4 pm to 5 am and flights will operate from 5 am to 4 pm, with the first flight departing at 7.35 am. The airport will remain closed on Sundays. The new schedule will remain in force till October 28, following which the winter flight schedule will be released. Chandigarh International Airport Limited CEO Suneel Dutt said, “The runway repair work will include recarpeting and resurfacing of the runway. In order to accommodate wide-bodied aircraft (Boeing 777, 787 and 747), the length of the runway is being extended from the current 9,000 ft to 10,400 ft.” According to sources, the repair is expected to take 20 months with an expected cost of over Rs 460 crore. With the implementation of new watch hours, several airlines have curtailed operations. As per the new schedule, Jet Airways will operate seven flights instead of 10. Three Jet Airways flights from Chandigarh to Delhi with departure timings of 6.05 pm, 7.40 pm and 9.35 pm, respectively, have been cancelled. “In the winter schedule, the number of flights may come down to four due to fog,” said an official from Jet Airways at the airport. SpiceJet, which currently operates seven flights, will operate four flights in the new schedule. SpiceJet flights to Jaipur, Hyderabad and Delhi have been cancelled. There is no change in the morning flights to Jammu and Delhi, which will depart at 8.30 am and 8.40 am, respectively. The SpiceJet flight to Srinagar will depart at 12.15 pm instead of 12.35 pm and the flight to Delhi at 4.10 pm has been advanced to 3.35 pm. IndiGo will operate seven flights with three flights cancelled in the new schedule. The cancelled flights include flights in the evening slots to Srinagar, Mumbai and Bengaluru. There is no change in the timings of IndiGo’s international flight to Dubai, which will depart at 3.45 pm. No Air India Bangkok flight RK Negi, local station manager, Air India, confirmed that the Air India Express international flight to Sharjah had been advanced to depart at 3.20 pm instead of the earlier 5.45 pm. However, there would be no international flight to Bangkok till the winter schedule was released. Negi said, “There will be no international flight to Bangkok in the summer schedule. It may be announced in the winter schedule subject to the availability of aircraft.” Air India had announced a direct flight to Bangkok from Chandigarh last year, slated to take off from October 6. In the new schedule, Air India’s flight to Leh will depart at 9.25 am on Tuesday and Saturday. The Chandigarh to Delhi flight departure time of 12.40 pm remains unchanged. The flight to Mumbai will depart at 3.30 pm instead of 5.45 pm and the flight to Pune will take off at 9.10 pm instead of 10.50 pm. New Air India KulluChandigarh flight A new Air India flight between Kullu and Chandigarh is all set to be introduced. The inaugural flight will take off from Chandigarh on October 5. “Further details about the flight’s schedule will be announced soon,” said a source at the airport. year. Six persons beat them up and took away their SUV on the Jalandhar bypass. ■ On September 7, carjackers took away the SUV of a woman near Omaxe Plaza. A woman and three men dragged her out of the SUV and drove off with the vehicle. ■ On August 21, a Model Town resident complained to the police that two car-borne persons took away his XUV in the Gurdev Nagar area. ■ In May, a car was taken away at gunpoint from an employee of a private company from Sector 32 in the Chandigarh Road area. parking area was full. He said he had just got into his car when three men alighted from another car that stopped next to his vehicle. One of them opened the door of his car and pulled him Continued on page 2 Ludhiana, October 2 Taking cognisance of the complaint lodged against hotels, restaurants, food courts, dhabas and other eateries about right of consumers to be informed being breached, the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, has issued directions through the Food Safety Officer here to all concerned for strict compliance. In an office order issued by Dr Adesh Kang, Designated Officer Food Safety in the office of Civil Surgeon, it has been stated that all restaurants, dhabas and street food vendors selling non-vegetarian food are required to mention whether the mutton/chicken is ‘halal’, ‘jhatka’ or machine slaughtered. Further, all workers need to wear masks, caps, shoes and clean uniform, required medical fitness certificate and the eating joints ought to use potable water. It all started with a complaint filed by the president of the Council of RTI Activists, Rohit Sabharwal, to the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in which he alleged that hotels, restaurants, food courts and other eateries in Ludhiana, and rest of the state, were breaching the Right of the Public at Large of being informed about the meat/chicken being served to them. Quoting rights of the consumers granted under the Consumer Protection Act, he said the ‘right to be informed’ meant that the consumer ought to know about the quality, potency, purity, standard and price of goods so as to protect himself against unfair trade practices. Directions issued for ensuring compliance by eateries selling non-veg food In an office order issued by Dr Adesh Kang, Designated Officer Food Safety in the office of the Civil Surgeon, it has been stated that all restaurants, dhabas and street food vendors selling non-vegetarian food are required to mention whether the mutton/chicken is ‘halal’, ‘jhatka’ or machine slaughtered. a I ❝Yes, astheconsumer, I feel ❝towould definitely that I have right to know like know if the whether the chicken and mutton that is served to me in a restaurant is halal, jhatka or machine slaughtered. It does not make any difference to the meal as a whole but it is good if I can have the information ❞ chicken served to me is halal, or jhatka or machine slaughtered. I prefer eating jhatka and if this information is available to the consumers, it would be of great help RAKESH KAPOOR, City resident KANAV CHHIBBER, City resident Sabharwal said in his complaint that the eating joints were wilfully breaching the right of the public to know by not telling the customers whether the mutton or chicken being served to them is ‘hallal, jhatka or machine slaughtered, which is desirable due to certain religious beliefs and considerations. The complainant had sought that the centre and state governments should make it mandatory through some guidelines for all eating joints to mention on their menu card or through display of sign boards about the kind of mutton/chicken being served by them. The complaint lodged by Sabharwal ultimately landed in the office of Food and Drug Administration, Punjab, after being routed through the offices of Punjab Chief Minister, the Department of Food and Consumer Affairs, Punjab, and the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab. ❞ Man dies after wrong medication Wife, paramour kill man; keep hospital the Haibowal area booked death a secret Doctor and compounder of Shekhar, wasinShekhar of Thakur Hospi- managing the store adminisTribune News Service compounder, tered him drops, after which present. She said the com- tal in the Haibowal area. for two months Ludhiana, October 2 the baby’s condition worspounder administered an Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 2 A woman of Prem Vihar Colony in the Daresi area and her lover have been arrested for killing her husband. She had kept his death a secret for two months. She would tell people that her husband had gone somewhere without telling her and she was looking for him. The murder came to light after the victim’s brother told the police that he suspected that his brother had been murdered. The police conducted investigation and found the charges correct. They registered a case against Parmod’s wife Saraswati and her lover Rajesh. The police arrested both accused in the Sherpur area. Vinod told the police that his brother, Parmod Kumar, hailed from Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh and earned a livelihood by sewing cloths. The couple lived in a rented accommodation. His wife developed illicit relations with Rajesh. Both accused murdered Pramod and disposed of the body. When Pramod was not seen for many days, members of his family and relatives asked Continued on page 2 c m y b A resident of the Haibowal area died after allegedly having been administered wrong injection by a local compounder. The mother of the deceased, Pushpa Devi, told the police that her son, Rakesh Kumar (41), had a heartburn. He went to a private hospital in the area along with his wife. The doctor was not there but the injection to her son, saying that heartburn could be because of acidity, following which he came back home. But his condition worsened and he was taken to Hero Heart where the doctors declared him dead on arrival. On a complaint of Pushpa Devi, the Division No. 4 police have registered a case against Dr Rajesh Thakur and compounder Baby administered ‘wrong’ drops, dies In another case, a ninemonth-old baby died allegedly after having been administered drops by a chemist. Ram Dayal, father of the deceased and resident of Shiv Colony in the Daba area, told the police that as his baby was running fever in the evening, he went to a medical store. The person ened. The complainant said when he asked the person about the kind of medicine administered to the baby, he beat him up. In the meantime, his baby died. He alleged that the baby died because he was administered wrong medicine. The Focal Point police have registered a complaint against Rakesh Pal of Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar. The swachh way Jawans of the 26th Battalion of the ITBP participate in a cleanliness drive near the statue of Martyr Major Bhupinder Singh at the Bharat Nagar chowk in Ludhiana on Monday. A TRIBUNE PHOTO P4
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