04032019-LT-01.qxd 3/3/2019 11:58 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH US, STUDENTS TELL PARENTS PAGE 2 Clay Land Pre-School celebrated its annual day today at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan, Ludhiana. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF TWO BOOKED FOR ~70 LAKH FRAUD PAGE 4 ULTRA-MODERN DAIRY TO COME UP AT ~104 CR Punjab Cooperation and Jails Minister lays foundation stone for project at Verka Milk Plant MAX 22°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21°C | MIN 11°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:27 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:49 AM Ludhiana: A factory worker allegedly stole Rs 4 lakh from MSRS Export Limited. The suspect has been identified as Kamal Kishore, a resident of Varadhman Colony here. Karan Sahni said on Friday, he had kept the cash in the factory office, which was stolen by the suspect. The police are yet to make any arrest in the case. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.55 DIESEL ~66.85 MONDAY | 4 MARCH 2019 | LUDHIANA Woman kills child for 2nd marriage Selfie with star Nikhil Bhardwaj KILLING TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE Tribune News Service 3 HELD WITH 40 CASES OF LIQUOR FACTORY WORKER STEALS ~4 LAKH PAGE 4 As many as 1,633 enthusiasts from the town and more than 50 villages of surrounding areas donated blood Ludhiana: Two workers of a factory have been booked for fraudulently withdrawing Rs 70 lakh by forging signatures. The suspects have been identified as Vajinder Kumar Mona and Jagdish Lal of New Subash Nagar. The complainant, Inder Mohan told the police that the suspects worked in the accounts section of the factory. Since they had the chequebooks of the factory, they withdrew cash from the firm’s accounts, he added. Investigating officer ASI Jagdev Singh said further probe was on into the matter. TNS Ludhiana: The Dugri police have nabbed three persons and recovered 40 cases of illicit liquor from them. They have been identified as Dinesh Kumar of Jagraon, Harpreet Singh of Jivan Nagar and Ajay of Gandhi Nagar. Head Constable Sukhjit Singh said a naka was set up at Panesar Chowk where an SUV was signalled to stop. A search of vehicle yielded illicit liquor brought from Chandigarh. The smugglers used to sell this cheap liquor brought from Chandigarh to their clients in Ludhiana. TNS 1,633 DONATE BLOOD AT CAMP IN MANDI AHMEDGARH Bollywood actor Sonu Sood takes a selfie with visitors during the PAU Fitness Body Building Championship on Sunday. Avon Fitness Machines, a subsidiary of the AVON group, organised the three-day event. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN REPORT ON PAGE 4 Ludhiana, March 3 A woman, who believed her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter was a hurdle in her second marriage plan, killed her by putting a pillow on her face while she was asleep at Jeevan Nagar, Focal Point, this morning. The police have registered a murder case against the girl’s mother, Anita. The ACP , Industrial Area A, Harjinder Singh, said immediately after the incident came to light, the Focal Point police registered a murder case against the deceased’s mother. Raids were being conducted to nab her and she would be arrest- Suspect Anita feeds her daughter Khushi. FILE PHOTO The woman had been living separately from her husband for over a year due to some dispute. She returned home on Saturday after the couple reached a compromise. After killing her daughter, the woman accused her husband of killing the child. She wanted to kill two birds with one stone — killing her daughter and then ensuring jail for her husband by accusing him of murder — thus there remained no hurdle in her plans for a second marriage. ed soon, he added. Mintu Thakur, a local resident, told the police that around 3.15 am today, he heard cries from a ‘vehra’ (where migrant families live). When he reached there, he came to know that one-anda-half-year-old Khushi, Continued on page 4 Brick-kilns running with 2 Holi special trains to Vaishno Devi old tech to get more time Kuldeep Bhatia Cabinet may give nod to running of all kilns for next 8 months Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 3 To make sure that the prices of bricks do not escalate taking these beyond the reach of the common man, the Punjab Cabinet is all set to give its approval to running of all kilns (both running with old as well as new zig-zag technologies) in the state for at least next six or eight months. The next Cabinet meeting is scheduled for March 5. Talking to The Tribune, Food and Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu said the government’s only concern was that the rates of bricks did not escalate. “And for this, we are bringing in a proposal at the coming Cabinet meeting to allow all kilns of Punjab to operate for a few more months. If just 500 kilns with the upgraded technology are allowed to run, there will be an acute shortage and the rates of bricks will escalate. Just to stop the monopoly, we are thinking of allowing all kilns to continue for a few months,” said the minister. The kiln owners are already divided on this issue. One of the brick-kiln owners, Sarabjit Singh Dhillon, said if the government had to allow all kilns to run, then why they (upgrad- ed kilns) were “penalised” by making them spend lakhs on adopting new technology. “I had earlier moved an application that I should be allowed to operate my kiln with old technology and time be given to me to upgrade my kiln, but it was rejected by the PPCB. I have spent a huge amount to upgrade my kiln. We will challenge the Cabinet move in the court,” said Dhillon. Recently, the PPCB had submitted a list of kilns operating with old technology, following which the Food and Supplies Department had issued directions for cancellation of licences of those kilns. Ludhiana, March 3 Northern Railway has announced two special trains to cope with the rush of passengers and pilgrims to Mata Vaishno Devi, Katra. One train 04401/02 would make eight trips from Anand Vihar Terminus (New Delhi) to the holy shrine while the other 04611/12 would make six trips from Varanasi to Mata Vaishno Devi. The 04401 Anand Vihar Terminus (AVT)-Mata Vaishno Devi twice weekly AC express special train will depart from AVT at 11 PM every Monday and Thursday from March 11 to 21 to reach Mata Vaishno Devi at 2 PM the next day. In the return direction, the 04402 Shri Passengers continue to be harassed due to late running of several long-route trains at the railway station, in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Mata Vaishno Devi-AVT train will depart from Mata Vaishno Devi at 11.30 pn every Tuesday and Friday from March 12 to 22 to reach AVT at 2.20 pm the next day. Comprising one first AC, four AC 2-tier and 13 AC 3-tier coaches, the train will stop at Ghaziabad, Meerut City, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Yamuna Nagar, Jagadhari, Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt, Pathankot Cantt, Jammu Tawi and Udhampur stations en route in both directions. The 04612 Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-Varanasi Weekly Express special train will depart from Mata Vaishno Devi at 11.30 pm every Sunday from March 10 to 24 to reach Varanasi at 1.40 am the third day. In the return direction, the 04611 Varanasi-Mata Vaishno Devi train will depart from Varanasi at 6 am every Tuesday from March 12 to 26 to reach Vaishno Devi at Katra at 9.05 am the next day. Comprising one AC two tier, four AC 3-tier, seven sleeper class and three general class coaches, the special train would have stoppages at Udhampur, Jammu Tawi, Pathankot Cantt, Continued on page 4 Governor Badnore lays stone of Tribune flyover Mohali set to get Flyover-cum-underpass project to come up within 15 months at a cost of ~183.74 crore its third pvt varsity GMADA allots over 40 acres at IT City Tribune News Service SALIENT FEATURES ■ The six-lane flyover will start near the GMCH roundabout and descend after crossing Tribune Chowk along Dakshin Marg (1,142 metres) (519 metres) ■ Elevated rotary at Tribune Chowk ■ Slip roads on all sides ■ A four-lane underpass will come up along Purv Marg Governor VP Singh Badnore and Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher lay the foundation stone of a flyover-cum-underpass at Tribune Chowk, Chandigarh, on Sunday; and (right) a drawing of the project. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 3 Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore today laid the foundation stone of the much-awaited flyover and underpass at Tribune Chowk, Chandigarh. The flyover project, estimated to cost Rs 183.74 crore, will start near the GMCH roundabout and cover Tribune Chowk along Dakshin Marg. In addition to this, there will also be an underpass along Purv Marg and an elevated rotary at Tribune Chowk with slip roads on all sides. The construction of the flyover and the underpass will help ease traffic congestion at the busiest junction of the city having the highest concentration of vehicular traffic. Mukesh Anand, Special Secretary, Engineering Department, said the tender for the project had been floated and a 15-month deadline had been fixed for the completion of the project. To ease traffic at Tribune Chowk, which falls on the National Highway No. 5, the UT Administration had taken up the matter with the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The ministry engaged a consultant, which designed the flyover. On the basis of the proposals prepared by the consultant, the ministry approved the project at an estimated cost of Rs 183.74 crore. During the ceremony, a message from Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, was played, who lauded the efforts of Member of Parliament Kirron Kher in the commencement of the project. UT Adviser Manoj Parida said the flyover would be c m y b known as the “signature bridge of Chandigarh”. Kher thanked Gadkari for giving Chandigarh this precious gift. While opposing the Metro for the city, Kher said the flyover project would help ease the traffic problem. She said the neighbouring states could bring the Metro, but the city did not require it. She supported monorail for the city, keeping its character in mind. Satya Pal Jain, former MP , Sanjay Tandon, city BJP president, Ajoy Kumar Sinha, UT Finance Secretary, Sanjay Beniwal, UT DGP , OP Mishra, UT DIG, Mandip Singh Brar, UT Deputy Commissioner, SS Nahar, Additional Director-General, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, officers of the UT Administration and other dignitaries from the city were among those present on the occasion. Mohali, March 3 With the allotment of land for Amity University in Mohali, the district is now set to get its third private university here. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has allotted 40.44 acres to Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (Amity) at IT City here for setting up the university. The district already has a private university — Chandigarh University at Gharuan village — while the stone of another university, Plaksha University, was recently laid at IT City by the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Punjab, said GMADA had invited applications for the allotment of a site at IT City for the establishment of a university. “In response, two educational groups — Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (Amity) and AP Goyal Charitable Trust, Shimla — had applied. The scrutiny committee evaluated both applications as per the policy criteria and recommended Ritnand Balved Education Foundation for allotment. The Chief Minister has approved the recommendation of the committee,” said Bajwa. He said with the coming up of such reputed universities in the state, especially in Mohali, the area would be developed as a top-class education hub. “To promote higher education in the state, our government is making efforts to bring institutions of academic excellence here. The presence of premier universities in the state is expected to generate considerable amount of revenue, employment and manpower. Besides, economic growth of the region will also be enhanced,” said Bajwa. According to the GMADA authorities, the land has been allotted to the university at the rate of Rs 2.90 crore per acre. “The allotment of land to the university adds to the existing educational infrastructure of Punjab in general and Mohali in particular,” said the GMADA authorities.
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