04022019-LT-01.qxd 2/3/2019 11:39 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE 350 FARMERS HONOURED FOR SHUNNING STUBBLE BURNING PAGE 2 As many as 350 farmers, who had followed initiative of the CII to curb stubble burning, were felicitated. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF SNATCHERS IN POLICE NET Ludhiana: The city police have arrested two snatchers and recovered two twowheelers and two mobile phones from them. The accused have been identified as Raj Mohammad, alias Babbi, and Hardeep Singh, alias Banga, both residents of Shimlapuri. ACP, Civil Lines, Sartaj Singh said they were involved in several incidents of vehicle thefts, mobile and purse snatching. Accused Raj is already booked in seven cases of snatching, dacoity and theft, while Hardeep is facing two cases of theft. TNS MAN HELD FOR STEALING PURSE Ludhiana: The division number 8 police have arrested a person and recovered a purse snatched by him from a woman. The accused has been identified as Jagmeet Singh of Ghumar Mandi. Complainant Rupinder Pal of Ashapuri told the police that on February 2, the accused snatched her purse when she was in Ghumar Mandi. On the basis of the registration number of the motorcycle, the police arrested the accused. His motorcycle has also been impounded. TNS ONE HELD WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR Ludhiana: The police have arrested a man and recovered two cases of illicit liquor from him. The police said during routine patrolling near Islam Ganj, accused Bhupinder Singh of Model Town. was stopped and liquor recovered from him. He was on his way to deliver the liquor to his clients. A case was registered under the Excise Act. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 9 am to 5 pm: Power will remain suspended at Mehmoodpura Pind, Dhandra Pind, Sant Sunder Singh Nagar, Khanna Colony, Tera Nagar, Bajwa Colony, Ekta Vihar, City Enclave, Green City and adjoining areas. FUEL PRICES PETROL ~76.13/L DIESEL ~66/L SUNSET MONDAY 6: 04 PM PAGE 4 KVM, Ryan Int'l School and Darshan Academy share honours in Sahodaya Schools Complex Badminton tourney. SUNRISE TUESDAY 7: 16 AM MONDAY | 4 FEBRUARY 2019 | LUDHIANA Air, rail travellers left to fend for themselves Travelling woes: No respite from bad weather | Lone Delhi-Ludhiana flight cancelled |Rail traffic goes haywire Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, February 3 Sunday turned out to be a horrible day for air and rail passengers as the lone DelhiLudhiana-Delhi flight was cancelled and the rail traffic in the region also went haywire – thanks to adverse weather and three-hour traffic block at Ambala CanttLudhiana down line. While 50-odd passengers who booked the Air India flight to Delhi were left to fend for themselves, rail travellers also underwent an ordeal due to the cancellation, late running, partial cancellation and diversion of several trains. For passengers travelling to and from Delhi – both by air and trains, it was particularly a bad day. While Air India flights 9837 (Delhi- TRAINS RUNNING LATE ■ Over 12 hours: 01707 Jabalpur-Attari Special Express ■ 7 to 9 hours: 11057 CST (Mumbai)-Amritsar Dadar Express, 18101 Tatanagar-Jammu Tawi Muri Express ■ 3 to 7 hours: 13005 Howrah-Amritsar Mail, 14603 Saharsa-Amritsar Jansadharan WHO’LL GET IN FIRST: Cancellation and late running of several trains led to unprecedented rush in many trains passing through Ludhiana on Sunday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Ludhiana) and 9838 (Ludhiana-Delhi) were cancelled at the last moment because of bad weather, an intercity train (14681 New Delhi-Ludhiana) was cancelled, while another intercity train on this section (12460 AmritsarNew Delhi) was short-terminated at Ambala Cantt after it was delayed by well over five hours. Express, 15211 Darbhanga-Amritsar Jannayak Express, 13151 Kolkata-Jammu Tawi Sealdah Express, 12413 Ajmer-Jammu Tawi Pooja Express, 12355 Rajendra Nagar (Patna)-Jammu Tawi Archana Express, 19803 Kora-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Weekly Express, 13049 Howrah-Amritsar Express, 22431 Allahabad-Udhampur Superfast Express, 12331 Howrah-Jammu Tawi Himgiri Express, 12237 Varanasi-Jammu Tawi Begumpura Express, 12357 Kolkata-Amritsar Durgiana Express, 12715 Nanded-Amritsar Sachkhand Express, 12919 Indore-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Malwa Express, 01708 Attari-Jabalpur Special Express. ■ 1 to 3 hours: 14609 Rishikesh-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Hemkunt Express, 14645 Delhi-Jammu Tawi Shalimar Express, 12473 Ahmedabad-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Sarvodaya Express, 22552 Jalandhar-Darbhanga Antyodaya Express, 11077 Pune-Jammu Tawi Jhelum Express, 12238 Jammu Tawi-Varanasi Begumpura Express, 12925 Bandra Terminus-Amritsar Pashchim Express,22125 Nagpur-Amritsar Express, 18507 Vishakhapatnam-Amritsar Hirakud Express. According to the railway officials, 12241/42 Chandigarh-Amritsar-Chandigarh Intercity Express, 14674 Amritsar-Jaynagar Shaheed Express, 14681 New Delhi-Jalandhar Intercity Express, 15210 AmritsarSaharsa Jansewa Express, 15707/08 Katihar-AmritsarKatihar Amrapali Express and 22424 Amritsar- Gorakhpur Jansadharan Express trains were cancelled for the day. The 12203 Saharsa-Amritsar (between Saharsa and Barauni), 12460 Amritsar- New Delhi (between Ambala Cantt and New Delhi) and 15531 SaharsaAmritsar (between Saharsa and Samastipur) were partially cancelled. Three trains – 01708 AttariJabalpur Special Express (4.15 hours), 12460 Amritsar-New Delhi Intercity Express (4.15 hours) and 12491 Barauni-Jammu Tawi Maur Dhwaj Express (6 hours) were rescheduled. Due to traffic block on the Ambala Cantt-Ludhiana down line, 12752 JammuNanded Express, 22430 Pathankot-Delhi Superfast Express, 12380 AmritsarSealdah Jallianwala Bagh Express and 22552 Jalandhar-Darbhanga Antyodaya Express trains were diverted via alternate route between Ludhiana and Ambala Cantt. Car hits stationary truck Council of Engineers serves legal near Machhiwara, 2 dead notice for transfer of MC chief Dense fog reduces visibility | 3 others serious Charged with criminal negligence towards dealing with parking contractors PARKING ROW Gurminder Singh Grewal WHAT THE NOTICE SAYS Kuldip Bhatia Machhiwara, February 3 Two persons died while three others, including a minor girl, were injured, when the car in which they were travelling in hit a stationary truck near Machhiwara on Sunday. The accident occurred during dense fog in the morning. The deceased have been identified as Avtar Singh (42), a resident of Ganguwal village, and his friend Rishipal Singh (32), a resident of Bani, near Anandpur Sahib. Those injured include Harpal Kaur, wife of Avtar Singh, and his minor daughter Sehajleen and his mother-inlaw Gurmeet Kaur. As per the information, Avtar Singh left for Ludhiana with his family and friend to buy some items on wholesale rates for their shops in Anandpur Sahib. About 7 am, when their Flee with nickel, copper worth ~4 lakh Ludhiana February 3 Guards at a cycle parts manufacturing factory in Focal Point, Phase 7, were held captive by over a dozen thieves, who fled with nickle and copper worth ~4 lakh. The accused, however, were captured in the CCTV cameras of the factory and the police are trying to identify them. Before fleeing, the robbers locked the factory guards inside the guard room. Interestingly, they loaded goods on the mandriven rehri, which was lying parked inside the factory. The police have registered a case against unidentified persons on Sunday on the statement of factory owner Aditya Gupta of South City and KVM, RYAN AND DARSHAN ACADEMY SHARE HONOURS Voter awareness camp held at Grain Market, Sahnewal, to help them exercise their franchise without fear. MAX 22°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21°C | MIN 6°C Robbers hold factory guards captive Tribune News Service PAGE 2 EXERCISE FRANCHISE WITHOUT FEAR: SDM launched probe to nab the accused. As per the owner, he closed the factory on January 29 and two guards Andesh and Davinder Nath and three workers were present in the factory. Around 2.30 am on January 30, the thieves entered the factory by scaling the outer wall. They were also carrying some sharp weapons. Robbers barged into the guard room and tied the hands of the guard with rope. They then locked the guards inside and started ransacking the factory. After stealing nickle and copper worth lakhs, the thieves fled. Later, the two guards managed to open the rope and raised an alarm and called the three factory workers, who were working in the factory. File photos of deceased Rishipal Singh; and (right) Avtar Singh. car reached near Garhi Bridge on Chamkaur Sahib-Neelon Road, Avtar could not see the stationary truck and the car hit it from behind. The accident was so fierce that Avtar and his friend Rishipal died on the spot, while others were seriously injured. The Machhiwara police reached the spot and removed the bodies from the car with the help of passersby. The injured were rushed to the Machhiwara Civil Hospi- tal, from where they were rushed to Ludhiana in a serious condition. They have reportedly been sent to PGI now, as they are critical. As per Machhiwara SHO Harvinder Singh, they have registered a case against the truck driver for negligence. He, however, managed to escape. The bodies of the deceased would be handed over to their guardians after the postmortem on Monday, the SHO said. Ludhiana, February 3 Taking umbrage to hike in parking fee at some of the designated paid parking sites in the city, the Council of Engineers (CoE) has sent a legal notice to the Punjab Government through the Chief Minister, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary, Local Government and Minister of Local Bodies seeking the transfer of Kanwalpreet Brar, Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, and to withdraw the decision of unjustified increase in parking fee. In the notice sent through their advocate HC Arora, CoE president Kapil Arora said in the first place, MC had awarded parking contract to three companies in August 2018 by showing undue favours and without getting statutory “If the demand for transfer of MC Commissioner and withdrawal in hike of parking fee is not conceded within seven days, the Council of Engineers (CoE) will be left with no other option but to file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Punjab and Haryana High Court for the redressal of legitimate grievances of the city residents. approval from the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) as per Section 42 (4) of the Punjab Municipal Act, 1976. The council alleged that despite receiving various complaints of overcharging by parking contractors from various quarters, the MC Commissioner and the officials concerned of the civic body failed to take any notice of the wrongdoing by parking contractors. “It was only after filing complaints with the Vigilance Department by the CoE, that the MC woke up from its deep slumber and in a sting operation, all three contractors were caught redhanded,” it said. WORLD CANCER DAY TODAY Awareness imperative to detect cancer at early stage, say experts Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 3 February 4 is observed as World Cancer Day. The Union for International Cancer Control has launched a three-year campaign and the theme this year is — “I am and I will”. Dr Sandhya Sood, senior radiation oncologist, American Oncology Institute, Ludhiana, said: “Incidence of cancer is on the rise, particularly in Ludhiana and Punjab in general. It is important to address the menace of growing incidence of cancer with urgency and in a coordinated manner with due emphasis on prevention, timely diagnosis and effective treatment.” “Increased awareness about cancer is imperative, as it results in timely detection, which is very important in cancer patients as it can prevent PREVENTION BETTER THAN CURE ■ Choose a healthy lifestyle ■ Eat healthy diet ■ Avoid alcohol, tobacco ■ Regular physical activity must ■ Know about signs and symptoms of cancer, so that it can be treated at an early stage lead healthy ❝“People shouldawareaof signs lifestyle, should be and symptoms of cancer, so that it can be treated at the earliest. Cancer, if found at an early stage, is easy to treat than at the later stage, CITY BASED ONCOLOGIST ❞ address educate the public on ❝We needoftoscreeningthe barriers that are critical totime. We aim to achievethe importance and seek doctor’s advice on the objective of raising awareness about various types of cancer and how certain types of cancer can be prevented through vaccination and significant lifestyle changes. ❞ Dr Sandhya Sood, SENIOR RADIATION ONCOLOGIST, AMERICAN ONCOLOGY INSTITUTE, LUDHIANA death,” she said, adding: “We need to address the barriers that are critical to educate the public on the importance of screening and seek doctor’s advice on time. We aim to achieve the objective of raising awareness about various types c m y b of cancer and how certain types of cancer can be prevented through vaccination and significant lifestyle changes.” Another oncologist from the city said lifestyle habits such as lack of exercise, excessive intake of alcohol and smoking increases the risk of cancer. “People should lead a healthy lifestyle, should be aware of signs and symptoms of cancer, so that it can be treated at the earliest. Cancer, if found at an early stage, is easy to treat than at the later stage,” he said. It has been further stated by the CoE that rather than terminating the contract of the parking contractors for overcharging and failure to comply with other terms and conditions, the MC Commissioner had sent the proposal of cancellation of the contracts to F&CC just to delay the action on the matter and to let that parking contractor to loot the public by overcharging from them and the loot by parking contractors continued. In yet another bid to save the contractors from being blacklisted for violations and over-charging, the MC did not sign any legal agreement or MoU with the firms and now that the contract had finally been terminated on January 25, 2019, none of the defaulting contractors could be held liable for any penal action,” the notice read. The CoE has charged the MC Commissioner with criminal negligence towards performance of her duty in dealing with the parking contractors. Moreover, a harsh decision of hike in parking fee has been taken, which is unlawful and against larger public interest. The legal notice said if the demand for transfer of MC Commissioner and withdrawal in hike of parking fee was not conceded within seven days, the CoE would be left with no other option but to file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Punjab and Haryana High Court for the redressal of legitimate grievances of the city residents. Man booked for killing 9-yr-old boy Tribune News Service Ludhiana February 3 The Haibowal police have booked a man on the charge of causing death due to negligence. The 9-year-old boy identified as Suraj Kumar died in Dugra Puri Street no. 15, Wadi Haibowal during Lohri celebrations. He succumbed to the injuries at PGIMER, Chandigarh. The accused has been identified as Surinder, alias Lakkad, and he is still at large. Complainant Vijay Kumar Mahato, a resident of Durga Puri, told the police that all family members and some residents of the locality were celebrating Lohri and sitting around the bonfire. Suddenly, the bonfire turned intense, due to which his son, who was also sitting near the bonfire, suffered severe burns. “I took my son to a nearby hospital, but due to serious burns, the doctors referred him to PGIMER in Chandigarh, where he succumbed to the injuries on January 24. Initially, I did not suspect the role of anyone behind his death and the police initiated inquest proceedings accordingly under Section 174 of the CrPc,” deceased’s father said. Yesterday, he said he came to know that one Surinder, who was also living in the ‘vehra’ (a common place where mainly migrants live together), had poured some inflammable oil in large quantity, due to which the flames became intense and engulfed his son. He filed a complaint against Surinder to seek action against him. Investigation Officer Head Constable Harmesh Lal said a case of causing death by negligence has been registered against the accused and efforts were on to identify his whereabouts.
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