12012018-LT-01.qxd 1/12/2018 12:19 AM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 12 JANUARY 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Promoting Maa Boli Malaudh civic body poll Cross-country champ Int’l conference focussing on spreading Punjabi literature, culture among youth begins on Jan 16. P2 Varinderjit Kaur and Namita Matkan elected president and vice-president of Malaudh Nagar Panchayat. P3 Robin Singh, a trainee of local SAI training centre, aspires to bring more laurels to his centre. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 21°C MIN 5°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 5: 44 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7: 25 AM Erratic rail traffic continues to haunt passengers Trains running late Kuldip Bhatia ☛ More than 16 hours: 15652 Jammu-Guwahati Lohit Express Ludhiana, January 11 The erratic rail traffic in the region continues to haunt passengers as the railways cancelled 11 trains, including two pairs of intercity express trains (12459/60 and 14681/82) on the Amritsar/JalandharNew Delhi section, while six other long-route superfast, mail and express trains were rescheduled for late departure. There was a bit of relief for passengers travelling to and from New Delhi, as most other trains on this route were running almost on time. Railway officials said in addition to four intercity express trains on the Amritsar-Ludhiana-New Delhi section, seven other long-route trains were cancelled today. These are 12332 JammuHowrah Himgiri Express, ☛ 6 to 10 hours: 13151 Kolkata-Jammu Sealdah Express, 13307 Dhanbad-Firozepur Ganga Sutlej Express, 15707 Katihar-Amritsar Amrapali Express, 12469 Kanpur-Jammu Barfani Express, 15933 Dibrugarh-Amritsar Express. ☛ 2 to 5 hours: 18237 Bilaspur-Amritsar Chhattisgarh Express, 18101 Tatanagar-Jammu Muri Express, 12237 Varanasi-Jammu Begumpura Express, 14714 Jammu-Sri Ganganagar Express, 13152 Jammu-Kolkata Sealdah Express, 12919 Indore-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Malwa Express, 12238 Jammu-Varanasi Begumpura Express, 12317 Kolkata-Amritsar Akaltakht Express, 11057 CST (Mumbai)-Amritsar Express, 12358 Amritsar-Kolkata Durgiana Superfast Express. 13050 Amritsar-Howrah Mail, 13307 Dhanbad-Firozepur Ganga Sutlej Express, 14673 Jaynagar-Amritsar Shaheed Express, 14674 Amritsar-Jaynagar Shaheed Express, 15209 Saharsa-Amritsar Jansewa Express and 15210 Amritsar-Saharsa Jansewa Express. Due to operational constraints, the 12203 Saharsa-Amritsar Garib Rath SNIPPETS More trouble for Salman Khan Ludhiana: A city-based lawyer has moved court seeking directions to register an FIR against Bollywood actor Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty for hurting religious sentiments under the SC and ST Act. The case would come up for hearing before Judicial Magistrate Sumit Sabharwal. It has been alleged that during promotion of the film Tiger Zinda Hai, the duo used the word ‘Bhangi’, which was offensive. The complainant said it had hurt their religious feelings and was an insult to Lord Valmiki. Earlier, the same complainant had filed the case of hurting religious sentiments against Bollywood actor Rakhi Sawant. OC Two arrested with 1-kg gold Khanna: The Khanna police have arrested two persons and recovered a gold brick weighting 1 kg from them. The accused have been identified as Manav Kapoor and Arun Sharma, both residents of Ludhiana. SSP Khanna Navjot Singh Mahal said a police party led by DSP(I) Khanna Ranjit Singh and Doraha SHO had laid a naka near Doraha Bridge. They signalled a car coming from Khanna side to stop. On being searched, the police recovered a gold brick from the pocket of Manav’s coat. Both occupants failed to show any document about the gold. As per preliminary investigation, the accused said they were courier suppliers and had brought the gold brick from Delhi and were to The gold brick recovered deliver it to some jeweller in from the accused. Ludhiana. As per the SSP, a DDR A TRIBUNE PHOTO was registered at Doraha police station and the police have informed the Income Tax Department for further action in this regard. OC (6 hours), 12238 JammuVaranasi Begumpura Express (3 hours), 12358 Amritsar-Kolkata Durgiana Superfast Express (3.05 hours), 13006 AmritsarHowrah Mail (1.50 hours), 14714 Jammu-Sri Ganganagar Express (5 hours) and 18238 Amritsar-Bilaspur Chhattisgarh Express (1.35 hours) were rescheduled. Passengers wait for their respective trains at the Ludhiana railway station. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Three of family die in accident Maid critical, admitted to DMCH; couple’s 6-month-old daughter survives Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 11 In a tragic incident, three members of a family died while their domestic maid was critically injured, when the car in which they were travelling in collided with a truck coming from the opposite side near Gurdwara Nanaksar on the LudhianaFerozepur highway today. The deceased have been identified as Chandigarhbased lawyer Sudarshan Kumar (32), his wife Seema Rani (28) and their 4-year-old son Dhruv. Their 6-monthold daughter Dhavani, however, escaped with minor injuries. Dhavani is undergoing treatment at the Civil Hospital in Jagraon, while Kajal (35), their domestic maid, was referred to the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in Ludhiana by the doctors due to her critical condition. As per the information, the accident took place when the family was going to attend a social function at the residence of one of their relatives help Kajal due to her serious condition. The police will register a case only after recording her statement. The statement of Kajal is important to establish the exact reason behind the accident. ❞ The mangled remains of the car which collided with a truck on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway near Jagraon on Thursday morning. TRIBUNE PHOTO in Faridkot. The family members started their journey from Chandigarh around 6 am in the car (CH 01 AT 8252). As soon as they reached near Gurdwara Nanaksar, their car collided with a truck (PB 08 M 9778) coming from the opposite direction. Sources said the impact of collision was such that the car got badly smashed and Sudarshan, his wife Seema and son Dhruv died on the spot. Soon, a police team led by ASI Baljinder Kumar reached the spot and rushed victims to the Civil Hospital with the help of some passersby. The doc- MC ignores, Traffic Advisor Punjab takes note of it Illegal political hoardings: Director Town Planning asked to take action against violators Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 11 The MC’s claim to curb illegal advertisements fell flat as despite being pointed out, a large number of political hoardings are still seen all over the city. Taking note of The Tribune’s report on illegal political hoardings in the city, Traffic Advisor, Punjab, Navdeep Asija has requested the Director Town and Country Planing, Punjab, to re-initiate action against illegal outdoor advertisements on a regular basis for the overall safety of road commuters. To redress the issue, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has passed various orders in this regard. But instead of taking action against illegal hoardings, the MC seems to have turned a Tribune News Service We could record ❝statementnotdomestic the of BALJINDER KUMAR, ASI tors at the Civil Hospital referred Kajal to DMCH due to her critical condition, while the couple’s 6month-old daughter was undergoing treatment at Jagraon Civil Hospital. ASI Baljinder Kumar said the police did not register any case as it were yet to record 2 MC employees caught taking ~2,000 as bribe the statement of victim Kajal. “We could not record the statement of Kajal due to her serious condition. The police will register a case only after recording her statement. The statement of Kajal is important to establish the exact reason behind the accident,” the ASI said. Ludhiana, January 11 The Economic Offence Wing of the Vigilance Bureau arrested two employees of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation while accepting ~2,000 as bribe from a local resident here today. The accused have been identified as Avtar Singh and Charanjit Singh, posted in the O and M Cell of the Municipal Corporation. According to sources, both Avtar and Charanjit were given the duty of collecting pending bills of sewerage and water supply from local residents. “The MC officials visited Lali Chand Jain of Chander Nagar to collect the pending bill of water and sewerage supply today. They told Lali that a huge amount of bill was pending towards him and demanded bribe of ~4,000 to reduce the bill amount. A deal was struck in ~2,000 and the MC officials asked Lali to meet them in green park near Dandi Swami Chowk,” sources in the Vigilance Bureau said. Lali contacted the Vigilance continued on page 2 Scrutiny begins to select the unrivalled one MC elections: Parties’ hunt for the best candidate on Tribune News Service Leaders of almost all major political parties have started defacing the city by displaying unauthorised banners and posters. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN/TRIBUNE PHOTOS blind eye towards these. According to the traffic advisor Punjab, the Director, Town and Country Planning Punjab, is a notified nodal officer with six region-wise team members, who will carry out an inspection about illegal outdoor advertisements and tell the court about the consideration. Illegal advertisements are being displayed near traffic intersections in the city, inviting mishaps. Besides, rooftop c m y b structures are also being installed to display illegal advertisements on highways. Navdeep Asija said: “It has continued on page 2 Ludhiana, January 11 Various political parties have started scrutinising candidates for the Municipal Corporation (MC) elections, which are likely to be held in February. The Congress party has started inviting applications from aspirants, who want to contest in the upcoming elections. The aspirants can collect forms from the Congress Bhawan, Ludhiana, from January 11 to 18. In many wards, 8-10 candidates are in the race to get a ticket, according to party leaders. District Congress (Urban), President Gurpreet Gogi said more than 200 forms were sold on the first day at the District Congress Bhawan. “After January 18, the scrutiny committee will look into the forms and then the screening committee. After this, the selection committee will take the decision and tickets will be given to the selected candidates,” he said. It is learnt that the cost of a form is ~1,000 for the General Category and ~500 for the SC category. Earlier, Cabinet Minister Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa was appointed the Congress observer and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Sunil Jakhar formed a three-member committee, headed by Bajwa, with MP Ravneet Bittu and Gurpreet Gogi as its members for the MC elections. Apart from this, a meeting of the SAD-BJP leaders was also conducted to plan for the MC elections on Wednesday. MLA Sharanjit Singh Dhillon said SAD would contest on 50 per cent seats, while the BJP would contest on the remaining 50 per cent seats in the MC elections. “Once the date of the MC election will be announced, we will announce the list of candidates. There is no dispute over the selection of candidates in our party at all,” continued on page 2
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