02032019-LT-01.qxd 3/2/2019 12:12 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE CLASS XII STUDENTS TAKE BOARD EXAMINATION PAGE 2 Students of Class XII of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) appear for Punjabi exam at various centres. FORECAST RAIN INBRIEF TWO TRACTOR TRAILERS SEIZED CYCLING, FITNESS EXPO KICKS OFF AT PUNJAB AGRI VARSITY PAGE 3 The much awaited 9th edition of the Cycle, Fitness and Outdoor Sports Expo (CFOSE) begins at PAU. MAX 18°C | MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21°C | MIN 11°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:25 PM Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service FOUR BOOKED FOR GAMBLING SMUGGLER HELD WITH LIQUOR Ludhiana: The city police have arrested a smuggler and recovered five cases of illegal liquor from him. The suspect has been identified as Rajinder Singh, a resident of Kartar Nagar. The police said during a routine patrolling on Dhuri lines, a scooter-borne person was stopped for checking during which liquor was recovered from him. The suspect was on way to deliver the consignment to his clients. In a similar case, the police also arrested another smuggler Paramjit Singh of Shimlapuri and recovered 10 cases of illegal liquor from him. A case under the Excise Act has been registered. TNS ONE BOOKED FOR KIDNAPPING GIRL Ludhiana: The Division No. 5 police have booked a man on the charge of kidnapping a minor girl. The suspect has been identified as Sagar, a resident of Abdulapur Basti. Complainant Satpal of Jammu Colony told the police that on February 26, his 17-year-old daughter went missing under mysterious circumstances. She was yet to return home, he added. He suspected that Sagar had kidnapped his daughter on the pretext of marrying her. The police have launched a manhunt to nab the suspect. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.32 DIESEL ~66.59 WHAT’S ON LUDHIANA AVON CYCLOGREEN RALLY: Starts from Kipps Market; 8:30 am NATIONAL SEMINAR ON GURU NANAK DEV’S IDEOLOGY: Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women; 9 am SATURDAY | 2 MARCH 2019 | LUDHIANA Finally, street vendors get identity cards Lives at risk Unmindful of the danger, passengers hang outside the DMU train at the railway station in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Woman loses gold ornaments to man posing as friend of kin Tribune News Service Ludhiana, march 1 A man posing as a friend of elderly woman’s kin looted four tolas of gold ornaments from her. Complainant Mahinder Kaur, a resident of Amritsar, alleged that on February 16, when she was present at her daughter’s in-laws house, a man came and introduced himself as Happy. The suspect claimed that he was a friend of her son-in-law. The suspect entered the house after taking the victim into confidence and prepared tea by himself. After having tea, the woman fell unconscious. When the victim regained consciousness, she found herself locked in a room and her gold ornaments, which she was wearing, and a mobile phone missing. The victim then raised an alarm and called neighbours for help. The woman alleged that despite her mobile phone working after the incident, the Daba police did not take immediate action and even refused to register an FIR. It was only on Thursday, exactly two weeks after the incident, that the police registered an FIR and launched a further probe into the incident. Mohali to be Air Chief Dhanoa’s home Brain behind airstrikes on Pak plans to settle down there post-retirement Tribune News Service Mohali, March 1 Mohali will soon have a celebrity resident when Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, the man behind this week’s successful airstrikes on terrorist camps deep inside Pakistan, retires later this year. The Chief of Air Staff, who belongs to Gharuan village in Mohali district, intends to settle down in Chandigarh’s satellite township after hanging his boots. He is reportedly constructing a house at Phase 3B1 here, said sources. Though Air Chief Dhanoa remained away from the public domain during the entire episode, the credit of conceiving, planning and executing the mission goes to him. According to residents of the area, the house is being PAGE 4 Ketan of Arya College brings fame to his alma mater by finishing among position holders in the karate c’ship. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:51 AM Ludhiana: The Koom Kalan police have seized twotractor trailers, which were being used for illegal mining, in Sutlej river. The drivers, identified as Manjit Singh and Rajinder Singh, of Chaunta village, managed to give a slip to the police. Assistant mining officer Kewal Singh said acting on a tip-off, a raid was conducted on the banks of Sutlej where two tractor-trailers were being filled with illegally mined sand. After noticing the Mining Department team, its drivers escaped. ASI Gurdial said raids were being conducted to arrest the suspects. A case under the Mining Act has been registered against both the drivers. TNS Ludhiana: The Division No. 6 police have booked four persons on the charge of gambling. The suspects have been identified as Rajwinder Singh of Daba Colony, Harjinder Singh of Basant Nagar, Sham Singh of Dugri and Mintu of Azad Nagar. The police said acting on a tip-off, a raid was conducted at a park in Sherpur where the suspects were caught red handed while gambling. A case under the Gambling Act has been registered. TNS ALL-INDIA INTER-UNIVERSITY KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP KEPT OFF PUBLIC GAZE DURING THE MISSION Though Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, the brain behind this week’s successful airstrikes on terrorist camps deep inside Pakistan, remained away from the public domain during the entire episode, the credit of conceiving, planning and executing the mission goes to him. MP VISITS DHANOA’S ANCESTRAL HOUSE The under-construction house of Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa (inset) at Phase 3B1 in Mohali. VICKY reconstructed by the Dhanoa family here. “The old construction, which was earlier rented out, has been demolished and the house is being constructed by the Air Chief,” said MS Sethi, a neighbour. “We are proud to have a national hero in our neighbourhood. In fact, the entire town is proud of the fact that IAF chief will be its resident,” he said. A day after the airstrikes, IAF personnel were reportedly seen near the construction site. Air Chief Dhanoa had spent his childhood days at Gharuan village, where some of his kin still reside. His close family members live in Chandigarh. KHARAR: Prem Singh Chandumajra, Member of Parliament from Anandpur Sahib, on Thursday visited Gharuan, near Kharar, and met relatives of Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa at his ancestral house. He praised Air Chief for the airstrikes on Pakistan. Air Chief Dhanoa was born in Gharuan village. Chandumajra congratulated residents of the village and relatives of the Air Chief for the excellent job carried out by the Indian Air Force. OC Ludhiana, March 1 The Municipal Corporation has started distributing identity cards (IDs) to street vendors. An event was organised at the MC Zone D office to distribute ID cards to some street vendors today. Vendors have been demanding from the authorities to set up vending zones for a long time. Identified vendors will be allowed to run their business once vending zones are set up. Earlier, a private firm had conducted survey of over 20,000 street vendors in the city, but the process to issue identity cards got delayed due to one reason or the other. “However, much awaited vending zones are yet to be set up under the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014. The Act aims at registering and rehabilitating street welcome the move to ❝We vendors. We hope thatdistribute identity cardsall among cards will be issued to other vendors at the earliest. We also appeal to the authorities to set up vending zones as several locations have been identified for the purpose. ❞ Tiger Singh, PRESIDENT, REHRI PHARI FEDERATION. vendors and saving them from exploitation,” a vendor said. Identity cards were to be distributed to as many as 288 street vendors today, said Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu. “ID cards will be issued to other vendors shortly. Forty five locations have been identified for vending zones at different locations where we will ensure required facilities for vendors as per guidelines of the Act. Our efforts are on to set up vending zones at the earliest,” he added. “I have got my identity card today. We want the government to set up vending zone at a proper place so that we can do our work without any hindrance. We have learnt that there will be facility of water supply and electricity at vending zones. As of now, we already pay fee to the MC for stationing our carts. We are ready to pay fixed fee at the vending zone too,” said Ravinderpal Singh, a vendor. “Once vending zones are set up, vendors will not be forced to station their carts on roadsides. Traffic related problems will reduce. Vendors will be able to run their business without any harassment,” said Tiger Singh, president, Rehri Phari Federation. Vendors after the distribution of ID cards at the MC Zone-D office in Ludhiana. ASHWANI DHIMAN Man robbed of ~25,000 at gunpoint Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 1 An employee of a medical firm was looted of Rs 25,000 in cash, two mobile phones, three ATM cards and some other valuables by four armed robbers. Victim Sandeep Singh (24) said he worked in a company, deals in medical goods, in the old city area. On Thursday at around 9.15 pm, he was heading home on his Activa scooter. When he reached near grain market on the Pakhowal road, he was stopped by four scooterborne armed persons. “The moment I was stopped one of the suspects pointed a weapon at me and threatened to kill me. He forced me to handover cash and other valuables. I could not see faces of the robbers as it was dark,” the victim alleged. ASI Sunil Kumar, said, “The police is checking the CCTV cameras to get clue about the robbers. They will be arrested soon.” Mayor forms panel to identify illegal colonies in city Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 1 A six-member committee to look into the matter regarding illegal colonies in the city has been formed by Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu. However, some members of the committee have no information about their role in checking illegal colonies. The Ludhiana East MLA, Sanjay Talwar, had raised the matter of illegal colonies in last House meeting. Talwar had claimed that a coloniser had applied for regularisation of his new illegal colony, but not for old illegal colonies, leaving residents in a lurch. After the MLA raised the issue in the Municipal Corporation (MC) House, the Mayor had announced to form a committee to look into illegal colonies across the city. The Leader of Opposition in the MC House, Harbhajan Singh Dang, too has been appointed a member of the committee. “I have yet to receive an official letter about formation of a committee. I have no information about powers of the committee. We will hold a meeting with the MC drawing branch so as to know what we have to do actually,” said Dang. “I have formed the committee that will start checking illegal colonies in the city. The committee will prepare a report and submit it to me,” said Mayor Sandhu. According to sources, several new illegal colonies are coming up in various parts of the city. Earlier, the MC had recommended registration of FIRs against colonisers of various illegal colonies, but cases were not registered against many of them, alleged an RTI activist. Give more funds for development of parks, residents tell MC Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 1 A large number of parks and green belts in the city have been in a deplorable condition for a long time. Till now, no concrete efforts have been made for their maintenance. This has prompted residents to demand increase in annual budget from the Municipal Corporation (MC) for the improvement of parks and green belts across the city. The development comes as the MC is preparing annual budget for 2019-20. Residents want that gardeners be deployed for all parks in the city. In 2018-19 annual budget, the MC had proposed to spend Rs 4 crore for new work and Rs 6 crore for maintenance of parks. However, most parks are still neglected by the civic body. to high ❝Residents already suffer due ensure pollution level in the city. There is a dire need to greenery. The MC must increase its budget for horticulture and focus more on parks and green belts. ❞ Satish Thaman, MEMBER OF LUDHIANA WEST GRIEVANCES REDRESSAL COMMITTEE “Many parks and green belts are in utter state of neglect. Instead of carrying out any development, the MC has even failed to get encroachments removed from several c m y b parks,” said Satinderpal Singh, a resident. “Some green belts have turned into waste dumping grounds. The civic body should pay attention and increase budget for development of all green belts and parks in the city,” he added. “More staff should be recruited for supervision of parks. If parks and green belts are not developed, how will Ludhiana become a Smart City?” questioned Satish Thaman, a member of Ludhiana West Grievances Redressal Committee. “The budget for development of parks should be doubled as compared to last year. The MC and big industrial units should make joint efforts for development of parks and green belts in the city,” said Sanjay Talwar, Ludhiana East MLA. “We will consider increase in annual budget for horticulture. I appeal to industrialists to come forward for development and beautification of parks and green belts in the city,” said Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu. It is pertinent to mention here that green belts along old GT Road near Salem Tabri, Dholewal and Vishwakarma, near Cheema Chowk, along Ishmeet Singh Road, in industrial areas and other parts in the city are in poor condition. Besides, parks at EWS Colony, Urban Estate and various areas are crying for attention. Even prominent Bhai Chattar Singh Park has been totally neglected for past some years.
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