17022019-LT-01.qxd 2/17/2019 12:11 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE HUGE FOOTFALL AT MARKETING FEST HELD AT SCD GOVT COLLEGE PAGE 2 As part of its centenary celebrations, Finishing School holds a marketing festival for students. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MOTHER OF 3 COMMITS SUICIDE Ludhiana: A 38-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Model Gram on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Raj Rani. She, along with her three children, lived separately after differences with her husband. She earned her livelihood by working as domestic help. No suicide note was recovered from the spot. Suspecting no foul play, the police initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174, CrPC. The body has been kept at the mortuary of Civil Hospital. LUDHIANA ADMINISTRATION’S JOB FAIR DRIVE IN TOP GEAR MAX 19°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20°C | MIN 08°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:15 PM Ludhiana: The Moti Nagar police have registered a case against a youth of Haryana, identified as Sanjay, for using a Bluetooth device in the SSC GD Constable exam. The complainant, Ankuj Bharti, said he, along with his colleague, was discharging duty as supervisor in the examination hall on February 14. They caught Sanjay using a Bluetooth device to seek help of some person to solve questions. A case under Section 66 of the IT Act has been registered against him. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10am to 3 pm: Textile Colony FUEL PRICES PETROL ~76.31 DIESEL ~66.36 WHAT’S ON LUDHIANA FELICITATION FUNCTION OF LUDHIANA BRANCH OF NIRC: ICAI Bhawan, Ludhiana; 11 am 29 colleges of and around Ludhiana participate in various competitions at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women SUNRISE MONDAY 7:05 AM SUNDAY | 17 FEBRUARY 2019 | LUDHIANA Tribune News Service Launches projects worth crores in city Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, MP Ravneet Singh Bittu and Cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu after inaugurating development projects on Saturday. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Tribune News Service PROJECT LAUNCH A DRAMA: SAD-BJP Ludhiana, February 16 Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu launched development projects worth about Rs 565 crore here today and assured the public that more projects worth about Rs 4,000 would be started in next three years. He said roundthe-clock canal water supply would be provided to the residents very soon. “After every 50,000 persons, a fire brigade will be made available. There is a need for 550 fire brigades in the state. We are going to bring a fire services project worth Rs 550 crore. Ludhiana will have a fire engine with advanced hydraulic ladder for fighting fires at high-rising buildings soon,” he said. Sidhu said Capt Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Government was committed to carrying out overall development of the state, and moving forward in this direction, development projects worth crores will be started in Ludhiana city. He was addressing the audience at a function organised by the Municipal Corporation today. While speaking to media persons on the occasion, Sidhu said Ludhiana was the backbone of the economy of the state as well as the country. These projects include construction of a modern slaughter house, development of basic infrastructure in the city, smart toilets, construction of a sports stadium in Daba and others. He said the development Terming the event a drama, District Shiromani Akali Dal president Ranjit Singh Dhillon said many of the proposed projects announced by the Congress government earlier could not see the light of day. He said Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu had laid the foundation stones of many projects worth ~3,600 crore in September 2017, but nothing was done. "The projects were announced to woo voters before the MC elections. Now, the Lok Sabha elections are nearing and the Congress has once again held a drama of launching development projects worth ~565 crore," he said. "The civic body is struggling with its poor financial condition and it is unable to purchase most items required for various branches. Many projects under the Smart City Mission have been announced once again, just to cheat the people. The residents of many wards are suffering due to overflowing sewers," said vice-president Ludhiana BJP Parminder Mehta. projects worth Rs 50 crore had been completed by the MC and more projects worth Rs 98 crore were in progress. Tenders worth Rs 84 crore for various development projects have been floated and work would be allotted by February 28, he said. “e-parking facility has been introduced. The contractor concerned will receive payment whenever a vehicle is parked at a specific place through e-ticketing. The problem of overcharging will be resolved with the introduction of this system. Under the AMRUT scheme, 230-km water supply line and 25 new tube-wells would be installed at a cost of Rs 40 crore. Under the AMRUT scheme, a detailed project report (DPR) regarding construction of 16 overhead water reservoirs in the city at a cost of Rs 14 crore has already been approved and the tenders will be floated soon,” he said. The minister announced rehabilitation work on three STPs (in Jamalpur, Bhattian and Balloke) at a cost of Rs 19 Man posing as customer steals cash from shop crore, two ETPs in Dairy Complex on Tajpur Road of 5MLD capacity each, setting up of new STPs in Jamalpur of 50-MLD capacity (Rs 55.23 crore) and at Balloke of 50MLD capacity (Rs 50.73 crore). Tenders for these works would be floated soon. Under the AMRUT scheme, the DPR regarding the construction of five new parks at a cost of Rs 2.47 crore have been approved, he said. A number of projects under the Smart City Mission were also announced during the event. A two-minute silence was also observed to pay homage to the martyrs of the Pulwama terrorist attack. Prominent among those present on the occasion were Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, MLAs Rakesh Pandey, Surinder Dawar and Sanjay Talwar, MC Commissioner KP Brar, GLADA Chief Administrator Parminder Singh Gill and Local Bodies Director Karunesh Sharma. Student raped by her father’s friend Tribune News Service Tribune News Service LOCKSMITHS STEAL ORNAMENTS WORTH ~4 LAKH Ludhiana, February 16 A man posing as a customer stole cash from a garment shop situated in Gandhi Nagar yesterday. Mohammad Samin, owner of ‘Fine and Arts’, said yesterday, a customer entered his shop and asked for garments. “I asked my shop worker to attend to the customer. The customer, who was wearing an orange-coloured cap, asked my worker to show several types of clothes. He selected more than 24 pieces. While selecting the clothes, he asked my worker to bring a polythene bag from his scoot- PAGE 4 24X7 canal water BJYM protests minister’s remarks supply soon: Sidhu 5 BOOKED IN ASSAULT CASE YOUTH CAUGHT CHEATING IN EXAM 29 COLLEGES VIE FOR TOP HONOURS 2,311 candidates participate in the job fair held at Swami Ganga Giri Girls School, Raikot, on Saturday. TNS Ludhiana: The Dugri police have booked three women among five persons in an assault case. They have been identified as Charanjit Kaur, Rajvinder Singh, Manjit Kaur, and the uncle and the aunt of Charanjit, all residents of CRPF Colony. Harmeet Kaur of the locality told the police that on February 12, the suspects barged into her house and ransacked the entire premises. They also thrashed her due to old rivalry. The investigating officer, ASI Gurmel Singh, said raids were being conducted to nab the suspects. TNS PAGE 3 A man stole gold ornaments worth ~4 lakh on the pretext of repairing the lock of an almirah at a house in Sector 39, Chandigarh Road. The house owner, Ramanjeet Kaur, alleged that on February 15, she saw two locksmiths in her street. She asked them to repair the lock of her almirah. While they were repairing the lock, they stole the gold ornaments kept in it. She came to know about the theft after the locksmiths had left. er parked outside. “The moment worker went outside to fetch the polythene bag, the customer opened the cash box and stole Rs 10,000 in cash, a mobile phone and important documents. When I arrived at the shop, the customer left, saying that he would place the order some other day. When I checked the cash box after some time, I found the cash missing,” he alleged. The thief has been caught on a CCTV camera installed at the nearby shop. The shop owner said he had lodged a complaint with the Salem Tabri police station. He said he found his mobile phone and documents dumped on a road in Jassian this morning. Ludhiana, February 16 An 18-year-old girl has been raped by her father’s friend. The suspect has been identified as Rahul, a resident of Old Madhopuri. He is yet to be arrested. The victim, a student of 12th standard in a government school, told the police that the suspect had known his father for a long time. He visited her house most often. “In May 2018, when the other members of her family had gone to Nangal to pay obeisance at some religious place, Rahul came to my house and offered me sweets, saying Continued on page 3 c m y b Ludhiana, February 16 The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today staged a protest against Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu outside Hotel Park Plaza where he was to announce various development projects. Blaming the minister for allegedly supporting Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack, they smeared a poster of the minister with ink. Before the minister’s visit, they also tore the blackened poster at Bhai Bala Chowk. The BJYM members raised slogans against the minister and Pakistan. At one moment, they stopped the vehicle of MP Ravneet Singh Bittu mistaking him for Sidhu. The police then detained many workers and took them to the Division Number 5 police station. Ludhiana BJYM president Mahesh Sharma said they staged the protest against the minister for his controversial statement after the Pulwama terror attack. “Various countries have raised questions over the role of Pakistan in the Pulwama terror attack but Sidhu claims that Pakistan has no role in the attack,” he said. Later, the BJP leaders reached the police station to get the BJYM member released. BJYM workers blacken a poster of minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in Ludhiana on Saturday; and (below) the police detain a worker. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN hu’s remarks. Bittu said: “I am from a family of martyrs and I can understand the pain of the families of CRPF personnel martyred in the Pulwama terror attack,” he said. Shiv Sena Hindustan stages protest While the BJYM workers were raising slogans against Sidhu, MP Ravneet Singh Bittu came out of his vehicle. When he assured the protesters that Pakistan should be taught a lesson for the Pulwa- ma attack, they started raising slogans “Bittu Zindabad”. Meanwhile, talking to media persons after the BJYM’s protest, Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu expressed surprise over Sid- Members of the Shiv Sena Hindustan also staged a protest against Sidhu at Sherpur Chowk in the afternoon. They burnt an effigy of the minister. Chander Kant Chadha of Shiv Sena Hindustan said they protested Sidhu’s alleged statement in favour of Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack.
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