02052018-LT-01.qxd 5/2/2018 12:10 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 2 MAY 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE GNDEC convocation World Asthma Day On fast-unto-death As many as 700 students conferred BTech, MTech, MBA, MCA and PhD degrees. P3 Shying away from using inhalers can prove fatal for patients of asthma, warns expert. P4 Alleging that cops stole cash from his shop, Rajiv Bhai Patel is protesting at the DC office. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 39°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:06 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:40 AM SNIPPETS LPG cylinder blast toll 5, man dies at CMCH Ludhiana: The death toll in the LPG cylinder blast at a house in Samrat Colony rose to five with the death of Amaranth Yadav (40), a resident of Giaspura, on Monday night. He was undergoing treatment at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH). The deceased’s son, Shivam Yadav, who had also suffered burns in the blast, is undergoing treatment at the hospital. The other deceased are Sunita, Shashi, Raj and Ram Naresh. TNS Nine booked on attempt-to-murder charge Ludhiana: The Sadar police have booked nine persons on the charge of attempt to murder. The suspects have been identified as Mandip Singh, Davinder Singh, Amna and Goldy, all residents of Lalto Kalan, and five unknown persons. The complainant, Parminder Singh, a resident of Lalto Kalan, told the police that on the night of April 29, he, along with his friend Gurmit Singh, was heading somewhere when a vehicle blocked their way. The suspects alighted from the vehicle and started beating them up. They snatched the victim’s .12-bore gun and shot him in the leg. The assailants fled the scene when the local residents gathered there. TNS Woman found dead in house Robbery suspected as entire house found ransacked at Jamalpur Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 1 A woman was found murdered in a house on the 33foot road, Jamalpur, on Tuesday. It was suspected that she was killed by robbers. The deceased has been identified as Nidhi Arora (35). The victim is survived by her husband Varinder, who is an accountant, and two daughters, one aged about two and the other nine. She was alone at home when the incident happened. Additional DCP Rajivir Singh said according to the statement given by the victim’s husband, his wife was alone at home when robbers struck at the house and fled with valuables. Taking a step forward for Swachhata Abhiyan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his recent ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme, announced ‘Swachh Bharat Summer Internship – 100 Hours of Swachhata’ in association with the Ministry Payal, May 1 The Payal police claimed to have solved the murder case of a resident of Jandali village whose body was found from a canal near Banbhaura village in Amargarh subdivision on April 7. The accused have been identified as Rani, wife of deceased Surinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh Guri of “Around 10 am, I left for work. My two daughters had already gone to school. Around 12.30 pm, I got a call from my younger daughter’s school that her mother had not come to pick up her. Usually, my wife picked up my daughter from school. I then made repeated calls on ❝Rural areas are reeling under poor sanitation facilities. People are less The police watch CCTV footage after the murder at Jamalpur on Tuesday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA my wife’s phone but she did not respond. “Then I called my mother, Neelam, who lives close to our house, and asked her to pick up my daughter from the school. When my mother came home, she was stunned to see Nidhi lying unconscious on the floor and blood oozing out of her mouth. “The entire house was ransacked. Almirahs were open. It is quite possible that the continued on page 2 Shahpur and Rajwinder Singh of Shahpur village. The accused might have gone scot free, had the police, supervised by the Payal Deputy Superintendent of Police, not been suspicious about the behaviour of the deceased’s wife on the day of cremation. Khanna SSP Navjot Singh Mahal said the police had cracked the murder case of Surinder Singh, whose fami- ly had earlier demanded no action presuming the death as normal. Manpreet Singh of Jandali village had informed the Payal police earlier that his father Surinder Singh had disappeared under mysterious circumstances after he was seen with Gurinder Singh Guri and Rajwinder Singh of Shahpur. Though the body of the deceased was recovered from the canal near Banbhaura village in the Amargarh circle on April 12, the family did not register any criminal case and cremated the body after getting postmortem conducted. Investigations revealed that Rani had developed illicit relations with Gurpreet Singh Guri. When Surinder Singh started objecting to it, the trio conspired to murder him. On the complaint of Manpreet Singh, a special team, constituting SP (I) Ranjit Singh, Payal DSP Rachhpal Singh Dhindsa and Payal SHO Gurmel Singh verified the allegations charged by the complainant and arrested them. The accused confessed to have strangulated Surinder Singh after he lost consciousness due to alcohol and thrown his body in the canal. Parking blues for visitors to automated driving test centre Gurvinder Singh WHAT RESIDENTS SAY Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 1 Shortsightedness and lack of planning on the part of the state Transport Department have forced residents to daily bear the brunt of haphazard parking near the Automated Driving Test Track Online License and Training Centre at Civil Lines. There is little parking space for vehicles at the centre, forcing visitors to park their vehicles on the road. Notably, during the rush to set up these automated driving test centres well before the SAD-BJP government completed its term, turnkey structures were set up where operations were started early on. The authorities had then ❝When vehicles are Two-wheelers parked outside the automated driving test centre in Ludhiana. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN not parked within the white line, there is a danger of these being towed away. But there is no choice because there is hardly any space inside the centre. It is surprising that there is insufficient parking space at the centre. BHUPINDER SINGH said the temporary structures would be pulled down once the proper offices were constructed. But even after the building came up, the makeshift structures were parked outside the white line on the roadside, because there is not enough room for cars to be parked. The road on both sides also becomes chock-a-block not removed, not allowing any parking space inside the centre. While people are forced to park their vehicles outside, their vehicles tend to get ❞ Now, carry bags made of corn starch to beat plastic pollution Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 1 To beat the menace of plastic pollution, biodegradable carry bags have been launched in the district for the first time. These were earlier launched for carrying 'parshad' at Harmandar Sahib last month. Speaking about the initiative, Ravdeep Singh, SDO, Punjab Pollution Control Board, said those carry bags were manufactured by four companies in Maharashtra, Chennai and other cities. These are not made of plastic, but of corn starch, which is biodegradable and get decomposed within a year after these are disposed of. So, they persuaded a whole- Small shop owners purchasing compatible carry bags from wholesaler in the city. TRIBUNE PHOTO saler who bought around 2 quintals of these carry bags. As of now, the cost of these carry bags is more than the regular carry bags. But if these become popular, those companies can launch them- of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation for the youth. The city youngsters have given a mixed response to the programme, observes Tribune Correspondent Naina Mishra. SPEAKING OUT Nidhi Arora, the victim. Wife among 3 held for Jandali man’s murder Our Correspondents Swachh Bharat Summer Internship gets mixed response selves here and then their cost would become equivalent to the regular plastic carry bags. Even though there has been a complete ban on carry continued on page 2 c m y b other ❝Every are day there ❝The transport reports of thefts of two-wheelers. Parking bikes just like that outside the centre causes problems for other visitors. It is strange that such little parking space has been provided inside the centre despite it being a government institution. office must find a solution to the parking problem here. Inadequate parking space at the centre and vehicles haphazardly parked on the road create a mess and inconvenience local residents. MANDEEP SINGH GAURI SHANKAR ❞ with vehicles, causing much inconvenience to local residents. In fact, the residents say the authorities have made a mistake in setting up the ❞ centre on the road, which is not wide enough. Just a handful of twowheelers get parked inside while the rest have to be continued on page 4 educated and awareness is negligible. I think the decision to engage the youth in the summer internship is a welcome step as they are energetic and can work efficiently. It is our duty and we should keep our environment clean. If the government is assisting financially, the contribution will be at maximum from the youngsters’ side. I am looking forward to joining the internship. ❞ targeting ❝Beforeleast makerural areas, weown should at sure that our JASVIR SINGH, EXECUTIVE MEMBER OF NSS, GNE city is clean. There are piles of garbage everywhere in Ludhiana. The environment is under pervasive threat as there is no check on smoke-emitting vehicles. We talk about the rural area, that’s fine. Interestingly, the smart city, too, has a problem of open defecation. ❞ contribution towards ❝Even a singledo not throw wrappers society counts. I AARTI KUMARI, NCC CADET OF KHALSA COLLEGE FOR WOMEN anywhere except in dustbins. I have been taking active part in environmental and social activities. The emphasis should not only be on college-going students but also young students. If we are taught right from our childhood and in classrooms the basic manners, then we will not need any Swachhta Abhiyan. Not only students but also administration should be involved. They too need a wakeup call on the cleanliness issue. ❞ JAGJEET KAUR, FORMER NCC ABC CERTIFICATE HOLDER About the programme The program has been aimed at developing skill and felicitating orientation of the youth with regard to sanitation, and give them an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the Swachhata Abhiyan. All participants will be given a Swachh Bharat Internship Certificate on completion of their internship and its approval by the parent institution. The best three interns/ teams will be recognised at the college, university, state and national levels. For the college level, candidates will get shields/cups and special certificates. Cash awards in addition to certificates will include ~30,000, ~20,000 and ~10,000 at the university level; ~50,000, ~30,000 and ~20,000 at the state level; and ~2 lakh, ~1 lakh and ~50,000 at the national level. Key Activity: At least 100 hours of Swachhata-related activities in rural areas Duration: 100 hours (between May 1 to July 31, 2018) Candidates can enrol on website: https://sbsi.mygov.in/
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