31122017-LT-01.qxd 12/31/2017 12:10 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 31 DECEMBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Linguistic similarities Park in utter neglect Mr Libra-2017 Punjabi scholar says many Punjabi words derived from Finnish or Tamil, hence research must. P2 MC fails to pay attention towards one of the oldest parks of the city — Bhai Chattar Singh Park. P4 Jagtar Singh wins the 27th edition of the Mr Libra-2017 Bodybuilding Competition. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 21°C MIN 5°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 5: 34 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 7: 24 AM SNIPPETS Three held with 15-kg ganja Khanna: The Samrala police claimed to have arrested three persons and recovered 15-kg ganja from them. The accused have been identified as Mohamed Aleen, Tasleem Ahemad and Tarik Aziz, all residents of Nooh village in Haryana. As per the information, a police party had laid a naka at Neelon bridge, when a Verna car coming from Samrala side was signalled to The accused in the custody of stop. But the driver tried to Samrala police. TRIBUNE PHOTO flee. The police, however, overpowered the car occupants. During search of the car, the police party recovered 15-kg ganja from them. SHO Samrala Bhupinder Singh said they have registered a case in this regard under the NDPS Act and the accused were presented in court, from where they were sent in judicial custody. The SHO said the accused had brought this contraband from Haryana and were going towards Jammu and Kashmir. Two snatchers arrested Ludhiana: The CIA staff-2 arrested two persons allegedly involved in snatching incidents from near Tikoni park in Jamalpur. The accused have been identified as Davinder Singh, alias Giani, of Ram Nagar and Harvinder Singh, alias Popli, of Kunal Nagar. The police said one of the accused Pritam Singh, alias Bholu, of Jamalpur managed to escape. Inspector Rajesh Sharma, in charge CIA staff-2, said the police have recovered 25 mobile phones and a bike from them. The police claimed that the accused have committed 25 snatchings. TNS 3 held with 2-kg ice drug Tribune News Service Robbers’ gang busted, five held “The accused met each other in Central Jail Ludhiana. After getting bail, they formed a gang,” said Inspector Prem Singh, in charge, CIA-1, Ludhiana. “The accused were found making a plan behind a rest house of the Canal Department near Kaind Canal Bridge. Kulwinder is the gang leader. Further investigation is on,” he said. A case has been registered under Sections 399 (making preparation to commit dacoity) and 402 (assembling for purpose of committing dacoity) of the IPC and 25/54/59 of the Arms Act at Dehlon police station. The police said gang leader Kulwinder Singh, who was Adda in charge of a private bus company, was earlier booked in an attempt to murder case at Ladhowal police station. Besides, Amandeep Singh had allegedly murdered his friend and a case under Section 302, 201 of the IPC and 25/54/59 of the Arms Act was registered against him at Payal police station. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 30 The Special Task Force (STF) claimed to have arrested three persons with 2-kg methamphetamine, well known as ice drug, at Sahnewal Khurd on Saturday. It is said that the estimated cost of the recovered ice is around ~20 crore. The accused have been identified as Rahul Bhati (24) of Jamalpur village in Haryana, Neeraj Harsana (23) of Bandwari village in Gurugram (Haryana) and Tarandeep Singh, alias Bobby (34), of Ramesh Nagar in Delhi. In a release issue on Saturday, AIG STF Ludhiana and Ferozepur Range Snehdeep Sharma said the accused have been arrested with 2kg ice. He said they had got a tip-off that the accused, travelling in a Santro car, were carrying methamphetamine (ice). When the car was checked in the presence of DSP Rajesh Kumar, 2-kg ice was found in a bag, the STF said. The Special Task Force team addresses the media about the recovery of ice drug from three persons. TRIBUNE PHOTO In charge of STF Ludhiana Unit, Harbans Singh said a case has been registered under Sections 21, 22, 29, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act at STF police station, SAS Nagar, against the accused. “During investigation, we got to know that Rahul Bhati was a driver at Gurugram, Neeraj Arasana was taking coaching to become a gym trainer and Tarandeep Singh used to deal in the sale and purchase of cars,” said Harbans Singh. He said the accused had purchased the ice from Dil- shand, alias Shameer, of Greater Noida at lower rates and were to sell it on higher rates to their customers. “The accused have been sent on police remand by the SAS Nagar court. The investigation is on in the case,” he said. Ludhiana, December 30 The city police have arrested five members of a gang, allegedly involved in robberies and thefts, from near Kaind Canal Bridge, Dehlon. The police claimed to have recovered two .32 pistols with 22 live cartridges, two country made 315 bore pistols with six cartridges and a sharpedged weapon from the accused, when they were allegedly planning to commit a crime last evening. The accused have been identified as Kulwinder Singh, alias Golu, of Salem Tabri in Ludhiana; Amandeep Singh of Sangrur; Sandeep Singh of Meharban in Ludhiana; Kuldeep Singh and Harjinder Singh of Bhai Himmat Singh Nagar, Ludhiana. While addressing a press conference, DCP Crime Gagan Ajit Singh gave this information today. According to the police, the accused had already been booked under various cases. Year cruising off to the finish line, residents hope 2018 will be fine Darker shades expected to make waves VISION 2018 FASHION Manav Mander Tribune News Service ACP Rural (Gill) Ramandeep Singh Bhullar conducts a flag march with other police officials at Canal Road, South City, in Ludhiana on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN 1,600 COPS TO BE ON GUARD ON NEW YEAR’S EVE Ludhiana: To ensure peaceful celebration on the New Year’s eve, the police have divided the city into various sectors. A total 1,600 cops will perform duty on Sunday night. Special check posts will be set up to keep a check on illegal activities and hooliganism, the police said. As per the Supreme Court’s orders, no one is allowed to burst crackers on the eve of New Year and if anyone is found violating norms, action will be taken, the Ludhiana police said. Besides, four companies of the IRB and Commando force have been reserved to tackle any kind of situation. The police on Saturday also carried out a flag march to ensure peaceful celebration on the eve of New Year. The flag march was conducted by ACP Rural (Gill) Ramandeep Singh Bhullar along with SHO Haibowal Inspector Gurvir Singh Toor accompanied by the police and commando force. Bhullar said the flag march was aimed at informing the public that the Ludhiana police will ensure peaceful New Year celebrations and hooliganism or any illegal activity will be dealt with strictly. TNS Ludhiana, December 30 Remaining high on fashion, the city is quick in adopting new fashion trends. Residents like to march along with fashion that rules the national and international market. City-based fashion designer Sonu Gandhi predicts darker shades to make waves in the coming year. “We have already moved towards darker palettes and in the coming year, shades of blue and green will rule the fashion scene. Teal blue is the colour, which will be really in for the coming year. As far as pastel shades are concerned, lavender will steal the show. One piece dresses will still rule and focus will be more on styling and cuts and less on work and embroideries,” said Gandhi. Talking about men’s fashion, Gaurav Arora who styles and designs for Bombay Store, says pastels will be in for shirts, while blue and white will be ruling for men’s shirts. For trousers, khakhi, navy blue and black will be in. In formal wear, Indo-western wear will be preferred by men, while Pathani suit in black and blue will always remain on the fashion scene.” Sunil Raj Vinayak, another city-based fashion designer, who is currently working on New York Fash- ion Week, says royal blue will dominate the fashion scene. “Royal blue will be the colour of 2018. It will rule like the green ruled this year. Intricate Indian embroideries will no longer be preferred. Hot western couture will be making waves in the coming year,” said Vinayak. All they want is better health services, day centres SENIOR CITIZENS’ WISH Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 30 Senior citizens in the city wish to see better health facilities, senior citizens’ day centres and hasslefree public services at government offices in 2018. Many citizens also seek from the government to build public libraries. Senior citizens complained that there was no provision of separate queues at service counters at many government offices. They sought free legal services for senior citizens. Senior vice-chairman of Shri Guru Amardas Jee Senior Citizen Home, Rishi Nagar, Satish Thaman (75) said: “Senior citizens are facing troubles to get their identity cards from the office of the Social Security Department. The government should organise camps in all areas to issue I-cards to them so that they can avail such facilities.” “Like railways, concession on bus fare and other public trans- portation should be given too. The government should ensure security of senior citizens. Whenever we visit a police station, our complaints are generally ignored. The government should instruct the DC and the CP to conduct meetings to listen to the issues of senior citizens,” said Thaman. Professor Gurcharan Singh, for- c m y b mer principal of Government College of Science Education and Research, Jagraon, said: “The government should build senior citizens’ day centre and public libraries. We have also sought from the government to build senior citizens’ day centre and public library at Rajguru Nagar. A public library will act as an information centre as well a study centre for students.” 71-year-old Joginder Pal, assistant registrar cooperative (retired), said: “The services at government offices should be improved and hassle free. The government must act against adulteration in eatables as it is an open invitation to diseases. We want the authorities to resolve traffic related problems and improve sanitary conditions.” Suraj Prakash (74), Circle Head Draftsman PWD (retired) said: “We want senior citizen bhawan to be opened in all areas. We visit the Nehru Rose Garden commonly and want a canteen to be opened here at the earliest. All parks in the city must be developed.” “Many countries spend a huge amount on purchasing weapons. Instead of purchasing weapons, money should be spent on the welfare of poor people”, he said. CHANGE MUST TO IMPROVE EDUCATION SYSTEM: ACADEMICIANS PAGE 3 TEXTILES, GARMENT INDUSTRY NOT YET OUT OF WOODS PAGE 4 BIZMEN HOPE FOR SMOOTH ROAD AHEAD PAGE 4
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