23012019-LT-01.qxd 1/23/2019 12:26 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE LIT IN LOVE WITH DEFUNCT ATTENDANCE MACHINE PAGE 4 A biometric attendance machine has been lying defunct at the LIT office for for the last two years. FORECAST SCATTERED SHOWERS INBRIEF 135 CASES OF LIQUOR SEIZED Ludhiana: The Meharban police on Tuesday claimed to have nabbed three smugglers with 135 cases of liquor. They have been identified as Simranjit Singh of Boothgarh village; Sandeep Singh of Harkrishan Vihar and Resham Singh of Boothgarh village. TNS YOUTH KILLED IN HIT-AND-RUN Ludhiana: Mansa (22) was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Jalandhar Bypass. His father Tara Kant said on Friday, his son was hit by a vehicle while he was crossing GT Road. He succumbed to injuries at a private hospital on Saturday. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~76.82 DIESEL ~66.27 WHAT’S ON LUDHIANA NISSAN SUV LAUNCH: Dada Motors, opposite Dhandari Railway Station, 12 noon. CONVOCATION AND BUSINESS CONCLAVE: PU Regional Centre; 10:30 am and 3 pm respectively. SMOKERS GET HELPING HAND, GET CHEWING GUM FOR FREE Nicotine chewing gums and psychotropic medicines are now available at de-addiction centre. MAX 17°C | MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 16°C | MIN 7°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:54 PM Rain pours misery on most city roads PAU Met Dept records 60-mm rainfall Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 22 Today’s rain that followed strong winds left most areas waterlogged, several trees uprooted and electricity lines snapped. Assistant Agrometeorologist of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) KK Gill said they recorded 60mm rainfall today. Commuters were seen struggling to move on in waterlogged roads. Many vehicles broke down on the road, leading to traffic snarls. Meanwhile, power supply to parts of the city was disrupted after many lines snapped during strong winds. The residents blamed the civic body for not taking required measures to prevent accumulation of rainwater on roads. Some desperate people were seen trying to clear choked road gullies. The areas of Gaushala Road, Link Road, Hambran Road, Gill Road, Dholewal, Samrala Chowk, National Highway, Ferozepur Road, level cross- PAGE 4 Vehicles move at a slow pace on a waterlogged Ferozepur Road on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN ROADS CAVE-IN A road caved in near Aarti Chowk on Tuesday morning. Tree branches were placed around the caved-in portion to prevent accidents. It was learnt that roads near Aarti Chowk have caved in multiple times in less than a year. Roads also caved in at Naveen Nagar and Haibowal. A road safety activist said: “The civic body should carry out regular inspections of roads and drainage to avoid road cave-in in the future.” Many newly carpeted roads developed potholes. An official of the MC said patchwork on damaged roads would begin after winter as its hotmix plant was not functioning due to low temperature these days. ing on Pakhowal Road, PAU, Dhandari, BRS Nagar, Sarabha Nagar were the worst hit. Vice-president of the District BJP Parminder Mehta said the rain exposed the poor arrangements made by state’s largest MC. “Power supply to some parts of the Continued on page 2 c m y b REMOVE ENCROACHMENTS IN 5 MONTHS: HIGH COURT PAGE 4 The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the MC to remove encroachments within five months. SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:23 AM Rights team visits MC office Ludhiana, January 22 A team of the National Human Rights Commission visited the local MC office to collect information about the demolition of a structure belonging to Youth Akali leader Gurdeep Singh Gosha’s brother. A day after Gosha had blackened the statue of former PM Rajiv Gandhi, the MC had taken action against an illegal building under construction at Bhadaur House on December 26. Gosha had blamed the MC authorities for targeting the building on the instructions of Congress leaders. Gosha had filed a complaint to the commission. TNS WEDNESDAY | 23 JANUARY 2019 | LUDHIANA Vendor found hacked to death Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 22 An elderly tea vendor was hacked to death by unknown persons near railway station last night. Passers-by found his body wrapped in a blanket on the road and informed the police. The vendors living in the area said the deceased was known as Baba Machhli Wala and he used to sleep on the footpath. He is said to be aged around 65. He ran a tea stall where he also sold eggs and fish. Baba had been running the tea stall for the past more than 15 years. According to information, the vendor closed his kiosk in the ADCP Gurpreet Singh Sikand inspects the murder scene near railway station on Tuesday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN evening and slept on the footpath. Some persons hit him with sharp weapons on the face and the head. The police suspect the role of two servants, who worked at his vend, in the F&CC nod to cancelling parking contract of erring companies Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 22 The Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) approved a resolution for cancellation of contract of four parking sites at Bhadaur House, Feroze Gandhi Market, Mall Road and Jagraon Bridge towards Sherpur Chowk today. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu divulged this information after the meeting. He, however, said the firms had signed no agreement with the MC and he would bring the matter to the notice of House. Meanwhile, questions were raised as to how these firms were allowed to run parking lots without signing an agreement with the MC. The visitors would get no relief from overcharging as the “erring” parking contrac- tors would keep handling the sites till further decision of MC House, sources said. A total of 185 resolutions were presented during the meeting while the decision on nearly 100 proposals was taken. Senior Deputy Mayor Sham Sundar Malhotra said they would take decision on the remaining agenda proposals tomorrow. He said the Continued on page 2 murder, as they have been missing since last evening Additional DCP Gurpreet Singh said the police were making efforts to trace the two servants. BTech student held with ganja Our Correspondent Khanna, January 22 The police today claimed to have arrested a BTech student of Lovely University and recovered 3 kg of ‘ganja’ from his possession. He has been identified as Srichand Jagyanti, a native of Andhra Pradesh. Khanna SSP Dhruv Dahiya said the policemen manning Continued on page 3
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