05102017-LT-01.qxd 10/4/2017 11:20 PM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 5 OCTOBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Spreading education Tourism in doldrums Saras Mela begins today Guru Virjanand Gurukul is the only Sanskrit school in the state that charges no fee. P2 No efforts are being made by residents to help attract tourists in the district. P3 The Sale of Articles of Rural Artisans Society (Saras) Mela is all set to start at the PAU. P2 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 36°C MIN 22°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6:06 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:23 AM SNIPPETS Bikers snatch purse from woman, caught on camera Ludhiana: Two bikers snatched a purse containing cash and other valuables from a woman in the Model Town area on Monday. The victim, Sukhpal Kaur, a resident of Green City, said she was coming out of a shop when two bike-borne persons stopped next to her. Before she could ask them anything, one of them pounced on her and snatched her purse. “My purse contained Rs 20,000 in cash, several ID proofs and other valuables,” she said. The Model Town The bikers, who snatched a purse police, along with the victim, collected footage of in the Model Town area, in a CCTV CCTV cameras installed in shot. A TRIBUNE PHOTO the area. The footage shows two snatchers roaming around in the Model Town area. The victim has identified them as snatchers. TNS Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run mishap at Doraha Doraha: A local resident was reportedly killed when a vehicle hit him near the bus stand on Tuesday. Rosh Lal was crossing the road. According to the complaint lodged by the son of the deceased, Sonu, a vehicle driven by an unidentified person hit his father and fled the scene. A case under Section 279 and 304 has been registered on a statement of Sonu at the Doraha police station. OC MC bitumen scam under Vigilance Bureau scanner Bureau calls for record of work carried out from Jan 2014 Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, October 4 Road construction/repair work carried out by contractors for the Municipal Corporation from January 2014 are under a cloud as the Vigilance Bureau of Punjab Police has undertaken a probe into allegations that the nexus of contractors and MC officials had siphoned off several crores of public money through inflated bills during this period. In a complaint (No. 58/2017) lodged with the bureau (Ludhiana Range), it has been alleged that during construction, recarpeting and repair of roads in the city, the contractors allotted these works were not using the specified quantity of bitumen, obviously in connivance with the MC officials. “The large quantity of bitumen thus saved is used for construction/development work in private colonies or work allotted by other government departments while money is claimed from the MC,” the complaint said. Most roads are in a shambles in Ludhiana. FILE PHOTO Charges made in the complaint ■ Contractors allotted these works were not using the specified quantity of bitumen, obviously in connivance with the MC officials. ■ Large quantity of bitumen thus saved is used for construction/development work in private colonies or work allotted by other government departments. ■ Contractors (enjoying patronage of certain senior MC officials) did not attach actual bills of bitumen purchase for work with their running bills. ■ Bills of bitumen, if attached to claim running payment were not signed/certified by supervisory officials or junior engineers. . The complainant further maintained that the erring contractors (enjoying patronage of certain senior MC officials) did not attach actual bills of bitumen purchase for work with their running bills. It was also alleged that bills of bitumen, if attached to claim running payment were not signed/certified by supervisory officials or junior engineers. According to the complaint, there have been instances where photocopies of the old bills were resubmitted with the running bills by contractors which was evident that certain MC officials were in connivance with the contractors. Finding allegations levelled in the complaint, prima facie substantive, the Vigilance Bureau, in a communication to the Municipal Commissioner, has sought details of work orders, measurement books (MBs) and certified copies of bills of all road works carried out from January 2014 onwards. Complying with the letter received from the bureau, the Complaint and Enquiry (C&E) branch of the MC had written a letter (on July 12, 2017), directing the executive engineers (buildings and roads) of all four zones in the city to provide the record sought by the Vigilance Bureau at an early date, so Continued on page 2 Kin of the woman, who died under mysterious circumstances, protest in Ludhiana on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO Ritu’s kin booked for blocking road DOWRY DEATH CASE Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 4 The police have booked the retired District Attorney (DA), Legal, his kin and 50 unknown persons on the charges of holding a protest on the Bindrawan road yesterday. The former DA and his kin were protesting the mysterious death of his daughter near the house of her in-laws. On Monday, the police had registered a dowry death case under Section 304 B of the IPC against the deceased Ritu Adya’s husband Gaurav Adya, her father-in-law Praveen Adya, mother-in-law Kamlesh Adya, brother-inlaw Daksh Adya and four others, including Dr Navjeevan Bhalla, his son Abhinav Sharma and one Anil Kumar. The police have arrested only Gaurav and his father Praveen while the others are evading arrest. Yesterday, after collecting the body from Civil Hospital, Ritu’s relatives took out a march from the Kailash cinema chowk to the house of the deceased’s in-laws. Today, the police registered a case under Section 283 (blocking road) and 297 (insulting dead body) of the IPC against the retired DA, Vipan Dhir, his kin Indu Dhir, Yugraj Dhir and 50 unknown persons. Continued on page 2 Raising the bar LIGHT UP IG THIS DIWALI WITH THE GIFT OF FIT. A boy in action during the weightlifting competition in the District-level Games organised by the Punjab Sports Department in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Oilseeds make a comeback in kitchen Experts advocate consumption of oilseed products for a healthy heart and body Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 4 Coming back to the basics is the mantra for good health, and surprisingly oilseeds, which were consumed by people long ago, have once again made a comeback. Flax seeds, sesame seeds and groundnuts, all are back on the platter. During the recently conducted Kisan Mela at Punjab Agricultural University, the stall by the department of food and nutrition advocated the consumption of oilseeds and various products made out of these for a healthy heart and healthy body. “Oilseeds are not only a good source of protein but also a concentrated source of energy. The protein in oilseeds can be consumed either as a part of oil-intact seed or as a meal from which oil has been extracted. Oilseeds have high quality protein and vegetable oil together with oil soluble vitamins, such as Vitamin A, Various products made from flaxseeds. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH present in these,” said Renuka Aggarwal, from department of food and nutrition. Flax seeds, sesame seeds and peanuts were used by the department to prepare some healthy munchies such as cookies, “pinnis” and laddoos. “With winters around the corner, all these things are going to be in great demand as they provide warmth to the body. One can recall their grandmothers preparing “alsi” (flax seeds) and ‘til pinni’ (sesame seeds) during winter as it gives the energy and warmth during the winter season. Now once again, these things have made a comeback for good,” she added. With these products coming to the shelves of super stores, they are again becoming popular. For making loddoos and “pinnis”, one first needs to heat oilseeds in a pan till the these get brown. These can also be simply used for garnishing biscuits, buns etc. Peanuts can be consumed as a whole or one can prepare a ‘namkeen’. Besides, burfi can also be prepared out of peanuts which will surely tickle the taste buds of the young and the elderly. Ten or 15 grams of oilseeds is required for daily consumption. It can be consumed in any form. Some like it eating raw while others opt for making eatables out of it, said Aggarwal. Rajinder Kaur, who came to the fair from Dhuri, said “pinnis” and laddoos made out of “alsi” (flax seeds) and “til” (sesame seeds) was a regular at her home. “They are energy boosters and keep us warm during winters,” she said. c m y b UP TO 30% OFF * *Offer valid until 19th October 2017 FITBIT AUTHORISED RESELLERS: LUDHIANA: BHARAT NAGAR CHOWNK: SHREE NARANAG ELECTRONICS, 9915322891. BROWN ROAD: BIRCHAND & SONS, 9317709009. GHUMAR MANDI: FONEZ 4 U, 9888600047. HARGOBIND NAGAR PHAGWARA: SINGH COMMUNICATIONS, 9814101824. KAMRAN ROAD: LIFESTYLE GADGETS.IN, 9872655529. RK ROAD: MOBILEZ 4 U, 9780100033. MODEL TOWN: PARTY PEOPLE, 9815940000. SETHI GIFT & STATIONERY, 9815342237. SARABHA NAGAR: S.K RETAIL VENTURE, 9814669999. JALANDHAR MODEL TOWN MARKET: ABC GADGTES, 9872094942. DHA DIGITAL HAMMER, 9915110731. JUNEJA CREATIONS, 9023333466. UNDERGROUND STORE, 9888453721. For trade or corporate inquiries, please contact: SAGAR INTERNATIONAL AT 9872655507.
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