07102018-LT-01.qxd 10/6/2018 11:33 PM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 7 OCTOBER 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE College staff up in arms Oldest park lies in neglect ‘She — Ek Udaan’ Teaching, non-teaching staff protest at LR DAV College. Say haven’t received salary for 6 months. P2 Three months on, MC fails to remove garbage dump structure from Bhai Chattar Singh Park. P4 Women must have courage to overcome violence, says acid attack victim at an event. P3 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 32°C MIN 19°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 6: 04 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6: 24 AM Four held for 17-year-old boy’s murder Tribune News Service Ludhiana October 6 The city police claimed to have solved the murder case of a minor boy by arresting four persons. The accused have been identified as Pappu, Rahul Kumar, Sanjay Verma of Subash Nagar and Anil Kumar of Kuldeep Nagar. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Sikand, ACP Lakhvir Singh Tiwana and SHO Rajwant Singh conducted a press conference and said one Sham Bahadur of Gaushala Road, and his son Sandeep Yadav went to Guru Nanak Nagar for some work on October 3. When they reached around 9.30 pm, the four accused, who were their relatives, were present there. They were, however, not on good terms. “When we were crossing a street, the accused stopped our way and started abusing us. When my son protested and asked them to stop abusing, they cornered him and thrashed him badly,” complainant Sham Bahadur said. He said when he raised an alarm, the accused fled even took away the sticks and some sharp weapons along, which they used in attacking continued on page 2 Now, check for spurious products on the spot Food testing van reaches city |To move around for a month |Sample testing to begin from Monday around Civil Lines area Penalty under Food Safety Act Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 6 The food testing van has finally arrived in the city and now, residents will be able to get their food samples checked on the spot. It will move around and start testing samples from Monday. Civil Surgeon Dr Parvinder Pal Singh Sidhu said the food testing van was moving around the country and now, it had reached Ludhiana. “The van will be here for a month and city people will be able to get their food samples tested for ~50 and the report will also be given on the spot,” said Dr Sidhu. He said they have one technician and the other one has gone for training. The service would start from Monday. The area where the van would be visiting, would be announced a day in advance, he said. Dr Andesh Kang, District Health Officer, said more and more people should reap the benefits out of this service. “On Monday, the van will be ■ Expiry of product: Up to ~2 lakh ■ Misbranded product: Up to ~3 lakh ■ Sub-standard product: Up to ~5 lakh ■ Misleading packaging: Up to ~10 lakh ■ Unsafe products: Imprisonment from 1 to 6 months and a fine according to the gravity of the offence << The food van will start testing samples from Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Factfile ■ Misbranded food: Food items that do not have proper labelling and mislead customers ■ Sub-standard products: Food which does not available around the Civil Lines. It will also help us in further tracking the supply of adulterated food material. Residents can also lodge their complaints regarding adulterated food products on toll-free number 1800112100,” she said. The van is funded by the Centre and would be following the guidelines of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). It has already visited cities including Amritsar, Bathin- have contents according to the standard level ■ Unsafe products: Products that are unfit for human consumption da and Jalandhar. It will detect fats and testing adulterants such as urea, sucrose, starch, adulteration in milk, detection of synthetic colours along with many other tests for checking adulteration in food items. The van is fully equipped with analytical instruments such as milk analyser, hot air oven, hot plate, multi parameter hand-held meter, digital refractometer, mixer-grinder and digital weighing scale. c m y b Lab on wheels equipped to conduct 40 tests The van is equipped to conduct 40 different types of tests on food and the report would be available on the spot. “The reports of samples will be taken to take action against shopkeepers selling sub-standard food and the consumer himself can lodge a complaint with the Health Department in case the sample fails,” said Civil Surgeon Dr Parvinder Pal Singh Sidhu. No mere ritual, intensify fogging, civic body told Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 6 The Opposition wants the civic body to intensify fogging in all wards across the city, as dengue cases are being increasingly reported. After rise in cases related to vector-borne diseases, councillors accused the MC of not carrying out fogging in the right manner. They claimed that in most colonies, fogging was being done after a month or even later. They demanded that fogging be conducted at least twice a week in every area. Leader of Opposition in the MC House, Harbhajan Singh Dang, an Akali councillor, said: “The stock of diesel and chemical for small fogging machines is sent to councillors after a week. However, fogging with small machines is not conducted properly. We are not satisfied with the MC’s fogging exercise. The civic body should send big fogging machine twice a week, so that all areas can be covered properly.” “The big machine is sent for only 40 minutes, that, too, after a week or even after that. If there are 10 colonies in a ward, the turn of each colony comes after over a month. Fogging is being done just for formality. The civic body Dissatisfied councillors in the Opposition want MC to conduct fogging at least twice a week in every area. FILE PHOTO Health Dept writes to MC ❝The big machine is A total of 101 dengue cases have sent for only 40 minutes, been reported from various parts that, too, after a week or of the district so far. The Health Department has also written to the even after that. If there MC to ensure fogging in all parts of are 10 colonies in a the city. Besides, 68 suspected ward, the turn of each chikungunya patients have been reported this year, while one has colony comes after over been confirmed. It is learnt that a month. Fogging is the civic body has sent the fogging schedule to the Health Department being done just for only a few days ago. On the other formality. hand, MC’s health branch officials ARJAN SINGH CHEEMA, LIP claim that fogging was being councillor from Ward No. 40 conducted in the right way. ❞ should intensify fogging and it should be done twice a week in each colony of every ward in the city. Residents complain that fogging is not being done in the right manner,” said Arjan Singh Cheema, Lok Insaaf Party councillor from Ward Number 40. “Residents also complained that there is no impact of fogging with small machine in their areas. Thus, there is also a need to check the quality of chemical provided for fogging,” he said.
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