11042018-LT-01.qxd 4/11/2018 12:22 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 11 APRIL 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Schools under NCLP Farmers worried Tennis tournament Despite seeking applications, no new school under NCLP has been opened in dist in last 2 years. P2 The unpredictable weather during the past couple of days in the region has left farmers worried. P4 Players from Punjab assure themselves berths in the third round on the fourth day of the tennis tourney. P4 FORECAST THUNDERSTORM | MAX 27°C MIN 18°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:52 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:02 AM Deferred CBSE exams now on April 27 Tribune News Service Mixed response to bandh in city Many shops do business as usual, others remain shut till 1 pm Protesters humbly ask owners to close shops Shivani Bhakoo Ludhiana, April 10 The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams for Class X and XII, which were put off in the state in view of Bharat Bandh on April 2, will be conducted on April 27. The exams will be conducted at the same examination centres between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. The roll numbers allotted to the students will also remain the same. The Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) practical exams, earlier scheduled for April 2, will now be held on April 11. From Sangla to Singapore via UBS Renuka Negi and Aditya Pandey of University Business School (UBS), Panjab University (PU), who have bagged the highestever package of ~46 lakh in the history of the PU from Tolaram Group, have not thought about what they would do with the money. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 10 Bandh call given by groups to protest caste-based reservation got mixed response in the city on Tuesday. A majority of shops, business establishments, factories and offices remained open. There were areas, including Bhadaur House and AC Market, which had remained shut till around 1 pm. Though the security was beefed up to prevent any untoward incident, the bandh went off peacefully. The bandh call was given by a few groups (general category) through the social media, apparently to counter the April 2 bandh held by Dalits to protest alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act. The April 2 bandh had witnessed violence all over and there was a total shutdown in city. Naveen, a shopkeeper of Chaura Bazar, said most shops were open in Chaura Bazar and Bhadaur House. “The shops had remained open till 1 pm. But then the market association decided to close the market as a few persons had arrived there and asked the shopkeepers to shut shops. But none tried to get the shops closed by force. It was our (market association) mutual decision to shut down the mar- Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Protesters request an owner to shut his shop during bandh in Ludhiana on Tuesday. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN ket,” said the shopkeeper. The shops in Chaura Bazar had remained shut for two or three hours. These were opened by the evening. A majority of shops in the Ghumar Mandi area, Dandi Swami, Sarabha Nagar and Model Town remained open. A few shopkeepers preferred to open their shops late in the afternoon. One of the shopkeepers in the Ghumar Mandi area said he did not want to take any risk, so he opened the shop late around 1 pm. Industrialists said working in factories was normal. Pranaav does city proud Indian shuttler Pranaav’s family celebrates in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A TRIBUNE PHOTO Schools, colleges remain unaffected by protest Arrival of students in schools and colleges remained unaffected. The local schools functioned as routine. Initially, there were rumours of schools remaining closed. However, when no official confirmation from the school authorities came, the students reached their respective schools. A student of BCM Arya School said: “We attended school as there was no official state- Girl dies as auto overturns P4 Ludhiana, April 10 An eight-year-old girl died after the auto-rickshaw she was riding overturned in the Meharban area on Tuesday morning. The deceased has been identified as Suhani, a resident of Harkishan Vihar. Suhani was returning home after paying obeisance at Vaishno Devi Temple in Jammu and Kashmir. Her relatives, Arunjan (37) and Rajesh (40), who were accompanying her, also suffered severe injuries. They were rushed to a hospital. The police have registered a case against the auto-rickshaw driver, identified as Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Janta Colony, Basti Jodhewal. The auto overturned near their house allegedly due to negligence on the part of the driver, who was driving rash. — TNS 33 yrs on, possession eludes owner Forum sets deadline for giving possession of plot to 85-year-old woman Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, April 10 Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has landed itself in hot water for its failure to give possession of a plot measuring 100 square yards at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Colony here to an 85-year-old woman for the past 33 years. Deciding execution case (no 34 of 2016), the district forum took serious note of the non-compliance of its orders by the LIT officials and issued fresh directions on April 6, 2018, that if the sale deed of the plot is not registered by April 17, 2018, or the Chairman and the Executive Officer also fail to appear in person on that date, then the presence of both these officials would be procured by issuing warrants of arrest. The case In the case filed before the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum in December 2009, the owner contended that the plot allotted to her was non-existent and when subsequently demarcated, it turned out to be a non-corner plot whereas she was charged 10 per cent extra cost of the plot for this location. The forum decided the case in her favour in September 2010 It was in 1986 that LIT allotted a corner plot measuring 100 square yards to a city resident, Som Kaur, at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Colony being developed on Pakhowal Road here. According to the allottee (Som Kaur), even after vigorous follow up, the Trust failed to hand over possession of the plot and get the sale deed executed in her favour. In the case filed before the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum in December 2009, she con- tended that the plot allotted to her was non-existent and when subsequently demarcated, it turned out to be a non-corner plot whereas she was charged 10 per cent extra cost of the plot for this location. The forum decided the case in her favour in September 2010 with the directions that possession of plot be given to the allottee and sale deed be got executed. The LIT went in appeal to the State Commission and following dismissal of the appeal chose to approach the National Commission without any success. Som Kaur, who had turned 83 by then, filed an execution appeal before the district forum which issued orders to the LIT on November 2017 to accept a payment of Rs 27,210 (for stamp duty) and get the sale deed registered within 20 days of the receipt of orders. However, the Trust again failed to comply with the orders which made the forum issue a timebound ultimatum. c m y b ment from the authorities dispelling rumours.” Several colleges conducted examinations on Tuesday. The parking area outside the colleges was kept empty as a precautionary measure. “We have asked the students to park their vehicles inside the premises as a safety measure,” said a guard of the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines. — Naina Mishra Ludhiana, April 10 Unlike the Bharat Bandh by Dalits on April 2, today’s bandh witnessed no violent protests or rallies. No protester was sighted carrying sticks or swords. Adequate police force was deployed at the strategic points in the city. Special patrolling parties were formed. Members of a Hindu organisation, led by Shiv Sena (Punjab) national president Rajiv Tandon, gathered at Clock Tower, railway road, Gurh Mandi, Books Market, Mata Rani Chowk, Kali Charan Chowk, Sarafa Bazar and Chaura Bazar where they humbly requested shopkeepers to close their shops. Tandon said the reservation policy was launched in the country for the initial 10 years but political parties continued the practice to secure their vote bank. To eliminate reservation, Hindu outfits would organise panchayats at the district level in the state, he added. ADCP (Traffic) Sukhpal Singh Brar impounds a motorcycle modified to crack silencer blast on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Cracking silencer blast. Beware! Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 10 Tightening the noose around youths creating nuisance with the altered silencers of their Bullet motorcycles, the traffic police on Tuesday impounded one such bike under the Motor Vehicle Act. Additional DCP (Traffic) Sukhpal Singh Brar, who had installed a naka on the Ferozepur road, signalled a Bullet motorcycle with altered silencer to stop. The ADCP himself rode the motorcycle and found its silencer altered. He immediately impounded the bike. The ADCP said the biker had also failed to produce the complete documents of the bike, which also mandated the impounding of the motorcycle. As per the the Central Motor Vehicle Rules and the Motor Vehicle Act, a silencer blast is an offence. According to the police, youths produce silencer blast by switching the engine of the bike off and on at high speeds. This way a firecracker-like sound or the sound of shots being fired is generated by the engine. The ADCP said soon, the traffic police would start a campaign to take action against Bullet bikes with modified silencers. A special “nakabandi” would be done at strategic places to take on bikers creating massive noise pollution.
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