02122017-LT-01.qxd 12/1/2017 11:53 PM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY| 2 DECEMBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Talk on atomic agriculture World AIDS Day Gender discrimination Russian professor deliberates on Non-Energy Application of Atomic Power in Agriculture at PAU. P2 Health Dept’s efforts yielding results as now only 5 per cent newborns are diagnosed with HIV AIDS. P3 Delhi-based Rakesh is pedalling across the country on his bicycle to raise awareness on gender bias. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 24°C MIN 8°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 5: 24 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7: 08 AM SNIPPETS House burgled in Rajguru Nagar Ludhiana: A house was burgled in Rajguru Nagar, from where thieves decamped with cash and valuables worth lakhs. Complainant Kulwant Rai Singla told the police that on November 27, the family had gone to Delhi to attend a wedding. When they returned on November 29, they found the house locked. Thieves decamped with gold, diamond jewellery worth several lakhs, ~2.5 lakh cash and some other valuables. The police have launched a probe in the case. 2 held with 35-kg poppy husk The Focal Point police have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered 35-kg poppy husk from them. The accused have been identified as Rajan Kumar of Kangra, HP and Dinesh Kumar of New Subash Nagar. IO ASI Rampal, CIA 2, said a tip-off was received that the accused were roaming near Aarti Steel Chowk and were about to deliver the narcotics. Accordingly, a trap was laid and the accused were nabbed with narcotics. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered. Couple held with heroin The Anti-Narcotics Cell has arrested a couple and recovered 33-gram heroin from them. The accused have been identified as Harmel Singh and his wife Rajpreet Kaur of Katani Kalan. IO ASI Jaspal Singh said they were stopped for checking during a routine checking near the Civil Hospital in Katani Kalan. During search, 25-gram heroin was recovered from Harmel, while 8-gram heroin was recovered from Rajpreet. The police said further probe was on to bust the entire supply line so that others involved in the notorious trade could also be nabbed. Two held with illegal liquor The city police in separate cases have arrested two bootleggers and recovered 25 cases of illegal liquor from them. In the first case, the Salem Tabri police arrested one Dara Singh, a resident of Grewal Colony, and recovered 21 cases of illegal liquor. The police said during a routine checking on GT Road, a Tata 407 was stopped for checking, which led to the recovery of liquor. In another case, the police arrested Major Singh, a resident of Guru Arjan Dev Nagar, and recovered four cases of liquor. The police said the accused were in the notorious trade for the past several days and further probe was on to nab their aides. TNS Accident claims Illegal structures pulled down in seven colonies woman, son’s life Kuldip Bhatia Victim failed to notice stationary truck and rammed his vehicle into it near Doraha Our Correspondent Doraha, December 1 A woman and her son died when a Brezza in which they were travelling in hit a stationary truck near Doraha today. The victims have been identified as Manvir Singh, son of Shamsher Singh of Mullanpur, Jagroan, and his mother Bhagwant Kaur. Manvir was driving the vehicle and died on the spot, while his mother was declared brought dead at the PHC, Sahnewal. Manvir’s friend Rajat, who is a resident of Ludhiana, was admitted to the DMCH in a serious condition. Manvir was bringing his mother from Delhi airport as she had come from Canada. Onlookers said the driver failed to notice a stationary truck from a distance. As a result, the accident took place. It was so fatal that the police had a tough time in extracting the bodies out of the vehicle. The truck driver fled. IO ASI Teja Singh said a case has been registered against the unidentified driver of the truck. were ❝Developerscarry out directed not to any internal development work in these colonies or be prepared to face the music. ❞ The vehicle that met with an accident near Doraha on Friday; and (right) file photos of the deceased woman and her son. SANDEEP SHARMA, SDO TRIBUNE PHOTOS Inclement weather brings more trouble Railways announces cancellation, frequency reduction of trains due to fog Kuldip Bhatia TRAINS CANCELLED 15209 Saharsa-Amritsar Jansewa Expresss, 15210 AmritsarSaharsa Jansewa Express, 14673 Jaynagar-Amritsar Shaheed Express and 14674 AmritsarJaynagar Shaheed Express. Reduction in frequency (will not run on mentioned days) 15211 Darbhanga-Amritsar Jannayak Express (Wednesday), Trains cancelled: 12408 Amritsar-Newjalpaiguri Karambhoomi Express. Partially cancelled: 14682 Jalandhar-New Delhi Intercity Express (between Jalandhar and Ambala Cantt). TRAINS RUNNING LATE 7 to 11 hrs: 18101 Tatanagar-Jammu Express, 15210 Amritsar-Saharsa Jansewa Express, 15653 Guwahati-Jammu Amarnath Express 5 to 7 hrs: 14673 Jaynanagr-Asr Shaheed Express, 12203 Saharsa-Asr Garib Rath. 3 to 5 hrs: 15707 Katihar-Asr Amrapali Express, 18216 Jammu-Durg Express, 15209 Saharsa-Asr Jansewa Express, 12460 Asr-New Delhi Intercity Express, 14674 AsrJaynagar Shaheed Express, 12919 Indore-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Malwa Express, 15211 Darbhanga-Asr Jannayak Express. Up to 3 hrs : 11058 Asr-CST Mumbai Express, 12238 Jammu-Varanasi Begumpura Express, 11057 CST Mumbai-Asr Express, 15212 Asr-Darbhanga Jannayak Express, 12029 New Delhi-Asr Swarn Shatabdi Express, 22429 Delhi Junction-Pathankot, 12715 Nanded-Asr Sachkhand Express, 12483 Kochuveli-Asr Express. PHOTO: ASWANI DHIMAN Ludhiana, December 1 The cover of fog, which is slowly engulfing the region, has further disturbed the erratic run of trains as the railways has devised a detailed plan for the cancellation and frequency reduction of trains traversing through fogaffected areas, which would remain in effect from December 1, 2017, to February 13, 2018. Railways officials said the visibility becomes very low during fog and trains have to run on a highlyrestricted speed to ensure the safety of passengers. 15212 Amritsar-Darbhanga Jannayak Express (Friday), 12331 Howrah Jammu Himgiri Express (Tuesday), 12332 Jammu-Howrah Himgiri Express (Thursday), 13005 HowrahAmritsar Mail (Monday), 13006 Amritsar-Howrah Mail (Wednesday), 13151 Kolkata-Jammu Sealdah Express (Wednesday), 13152 Jammu-Kolkata Sealdah Express (Friday), 13049 Howrah- Amritsar Express (Tuesday), 13050 Amritsar-Howrah Express (Thursday), 14649 Jaynagar-Amritsar Saryu-Yamuna Express (Friday), 14650 Amritsar-Jaynanagr Saryu-Yamuna Express (Wednesday). TEMPORARY CANCELLED TRAINS Meanwhile, the railways has announced temporary cancellation of some trains due to the Ludhiana, December 1 Continuing with their drive against illegal colonies on the periphery, the regulatory and field staff of the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) took action against seven unlicenced colonies being developed in an area of around 25 acre. GLADA Executive Officer (Regulatory) Harpreet Singh Sekhon, who supervised the operation, said internal development works and structures were pulled down by the field staff in two colonies each in Ladian Kalan and Chuharpur, while the operation was carried out in three colonies in Ladian Khurd. SDO Sandeep Sharma and non-interlocking work on Lucknow-Sultanpur section. The trains to be cancelled are 12331 Howrah-Jammu Himgiri Express December 1 and 2), 12332 Jammu-Howrah Himgiri Express (December 3 and 4), 12357 Kolkata-Amritsar Durgiana Express (December 2), 12358 Amritsar-Kolkata Durgiana Express (December 4), 13049 Howrah-Amritsar Express (December 1 to 3), 13050 Amritsar-Howrah Express (December 1 to 5), 14611 Ghazipur-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Express (December 1). Due to operational reasons, the 15097 Bhagalpur-Jammu Amarnath Express train was cancelled on November 30. The 12588 Jammu-Gorakhpur Express train will remain cancelled on December 2. Junior Engineer Gurcharan Singh, who led the team which acted against the illegal colonies, said the developers were strongly directed not to carry out any internal development work in these colonies or else they will have to be prepared to face the music. Even though the Punjab Government is yet to come An earth-moving machine razes an illegal structure during a drive carried out by GLADA officials in Ludhiana on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO out with a new policy for regularisation of illegal colonies, a large number of unlicenced colonies were in various stages of development on the Tajpur Road, LudhianaChandigarh Road, Humbran Road, Ferozepur Road and various other localities in the outskirts of the city. According to Sekhon, GLADA had recently sent a list of more than 950 colonies to the revenue authorities of five districts falling under its jurisdiction asking them not to register title deeds of illegal colonies. The matter had also been taken up with the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited authorities for not issuing new electricity connections to residents of the colonies mentioned in the list. Irreparable loss Grieving relatives of Dalit leader Laxman Dravid during his bhog at Darasi Ground in Ludhiana on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN See P4 11 days on, victim awaitscompensation to start afresh Sena leader, sons FACTORY COLLAPSE Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Janta rickshaw factory owner at the factory-collapse site in Mustaq Ganj, Ludhiana. A FILE PHOTO Ludhiana, December 1 Even after 11 days, people, whose properties got damaged when the debris of the ill-fated plastic manufacturing factory fell on their buildings, are running from pillar to post to get compensation. Janta Rickshaw factory, owned by Surinder Kapoor, got completely damaged when Amarson polymers — the plastic manufacturing factory — caught fire and collapsed on November 20. His 22-year-old son Rohit Kapoor was rescued from under the debris. Rohit is still undergoing treatment at the Christian c m y b Medical College and Hospital. Surinder Kapoor said: “When the plastic manufacturing factory collapsed, its heavy debris fell on our factory as well, destroying everything. My son was inside the factory and screaming for help. He was rescued after a few hours, but his legs are severely injured. He is still in the ICU at the CMCH.” “Our two-storey factory was running from 175 sq yard area. Besides, RS Kapoor hosiery that I opened for my son was also running from the same building. I never thought I will see such terrible days in my life,” he said. “I had taken loan to setup a rickshaw factory and was paying installments to the bank for it. Now, everything has destroyed. My son had made a special rickshaw by fitting a motor in it at an estimated cost of ~1.5 lakh. His dream rickshaw, whose sample was to be sent to Australia, also got damaged,” Kapoor said. Kapoor said: “Nothing has left. The entire building has destroyed. We are praying for the early recovery of my son. I don’t understand how this happened. I fulfilled my dream of setting up Janta rickshaw factory after a lot of struggle. There is no source to generate income to fulfill our daily needs now. I have faced loss of property and articles worth ~70-80 lakh.” “I appeal to the government to provide us with compensation so that I can start my work again,” he said. escape arrest Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 1 Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena leader Sunil Tangri, his two sons Rohit Tangri and Mohit Tangri and gunman, who were yesterday booked by the police on the charges of kidnapping and thrashing a man allegedly over some financial dispute, are still escaping arrest. The police conducted raids at their house and business premises, but they were not found there. SHO, Police Division 4, Ashok Kumar said the police had been conducting raids at the suspected hideouts, but they seemed to have gone underground. “We are keeping a tab over their location. They will soon be arrested. Investigation is still on,” the SHO said. A case of kidnapping under Sections 365, 323, 342, 386 and 120B of the IPC was registered. Notably, complainant Deepak who used to work as a computer operator at Tangri’s Ambey Trading company in Kesarganj Mandi, had told the police that he was kept in illegal detention by Tangri and his sons, allegedly over some financial dispute. He also alleged that he was mercilessly beaten up by them and his scooter and motorcycle was also forcibly taken into possession.
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