11032019-LT-01.qxd 3/11/2019 12:54 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE 1,500 ENTHUSIASTS TAKE PART IN ‘RUN FOR HEALTH’ PAGE 2 Shree Atam Vallabh Jain College organises second ‘Run for Health’ outside Guru Nanak Stadium FORECAST SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS INBRIEF SIX BOOKED FOR THEFT ATTEMPT LUDHIANA EXHIBITION CENTRE STILL ON PAPER PAGE 4 Tall claims were made that the industrial city of Ludhiana will get a state-of-the-art exhibition centre MAX 21°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:32 PM More than 12,000 children below the age of five years are expected to be administered drops at Khanna SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:41 AM Tribune correspondents Minna Zutshi, Jaswant Shetraspeak to residents of region Polls well in time ❝ The elections in May are well in time. We all welcome the announcement. We hope that the elections will be peaceful and that greater number of voters will participate. I advise the new voters, especially the youngsters, to cast their vote intelligently to elect the right and capable candidates Ajit Lakra, MD, SUPERFINE KNITTERS LIMITED. Each vote counts privi❝ I feel Imyself so in the leged that took birth ONE HELD FOR ILLEGAL MINING FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.82 DIESEL ~68.75 WHAT’S ON LUDHIANA GRADUATION CEREMONY AND ANNUAL PRIZE DISTRIBUTION: Delhi Public Kids School; at Guru Nanak Bhawan, Mini Auditorium; 2 pm EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY JASPREET: MS Randhawa Art Gallery, PAU; 9:30 am Guard dies at jail under mysterious conditions Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 10 A security guard posted at Borstal Jail in Ludhiana died under mysterious circumstances last night. He was suspected to have died of cardiac arrest. The police have launched a probe to ascertain the exact cause of his death. The deceased has been identified as Sukhdev Singh (55). Police officials from Division No. 7 said Sukhdev was posted as jail guard and he had recently joined posting here after his transfer from the Ropar jail. Around 11.55 pm last night, Sukhdev told his colleague that he was going to answer nature’s call. While he was on the way to the bathroom, he fell down. The other guards noticed him lying unconscious and rushed him to Civil Hospital where the doctors declared him brought in dead. The police said inquest proceedings under Section 174, CrPC, had been initiated and further probe was on. “No foul play is suspected behind the jail guard’s death. If anything suspicious comes in the postmortem report, then the police will carry out its investigation accordingly,” said a police official. Women sit on an improvised seat fitted on a tractor oblivious of the risk invovled. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Engineers challenge SPV, seek suspension of works SMART CITY MISSION Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, March 10 The Council of Engineers (CoE) has called upon the Punjab Government to immediately take mandatory steps for proper formulation of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) as per law in Ludhiana, along with Jalandhar and Amritsar, and like an architect, one of the civil engineers must also be included as one of the directors in the SPV. The council has further demanded that proper ‘Smart City Advisory Forum’ must be constituted with representatives of resident welfare associations, slum level federation, NGOs and youth associations, as per the guidelines. In the supplementary notice served, in continuation of an earlier legal notice (served on December 23, 2018) on the Chief Secretary Punjab-cum-Chairman, High Power Steering Committee (HPSC), Smart City Kipps Market will get a makeover under the Smart City Mission. TRIBUNE PHOTO WHAT COUNCIL SAYS The Council of Engineers has demanded that proper ‘Smart City Advisory Forum’ must be constituted with representatives of resident welfare associations, slum level federation, NGOs and youth associations, as per the guidelines. Projects Mission, Punjab, Vini Mahajan, the Additional Chief Secretary, Housing and Urban Development and the Principal Secretary- cum-senior vice-chairman, HPSC, Smart City Projects Mission, Punjab, HC Arora, advocate, has challenged the legality of the SPV set up for execution of projects under the Smart City Mission. “While on one hand, the HPSC claims that only government officials have been nominated to Smart City advisory forums, as per the law, the fact remains that one private architect and one member of the Ludhiana Management Association Three arrested with 150 cartons of illicit liquor, vehicles impounded tioning, the suspects confessed that they bought liquor at cheap prices from Haryana and then sold it to their clients in the Jagraon area at high rates. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 10 The Jagraon police have arrested three persons and seized 150 cartons of illicit liquor from their possession. The suspects have been identified as Inderjeet Singh, Gurmit Singh, alias Lalli, of Haibowal Kalan, and Munshi Kumar, alias Monu, of Basti Abdullapur. The police have registered a case against all three accused under the Excise Act and further investigation is on. The police have also confiscated a truck and a car in which the accused were allegedly trying to smuggle the liquor. According to information, the illicit liquor was seized by a team from the Hathur police station following a tipoff last evening. According to the SHO of Hathur, Inspector One nabbed with 4-gram heroin Simranjit Singh, an informer had passed on information to the police that some people had been trying to smuggle illicit liquor in the area. “We set up a naka on canal bridge on the outskirts of Dalla village. The police signalled a truck (PB 10 Z 9893) and a car (PB 01 4717) to stop. The police recovered 150 cartons of illicit liquor from both vehicles. We arrested the truck driver and the two persons who were travelling in the car,” said Simarjit Singh. During preliminary ques- MONDAY | 11 MARCH 2019 | LUDHIANA Poll date evokes mixed reaction Ride of convenience Ludhiana: Officials at the police division no 4 have booked six persons who attempted to steal a car parked outside Arya School, but they fled after seeing the police party. The investigating officer, ASI Daman Kumar, said secret information was received that a gang of vehicle-lifters was roaming near Damoria Bridge. The police patrolling was increased in the area. When the suspects were trying to steal the car, they saw the police and fled in their Hyundai Verna car. He said efforts were on to nab the suspects. TNS Ludhiana: The Meharban police have nabbed a man on the charge of illegal mining. The suspect has been identified as Harnek Singh, a resident of Sasrali colony. The investigating officer, Head Constable Jora Singh, said acting on a tip-off, a raid was conducted at Sasrali village and the suspect was nabbed while mining sand from the river. The police also impounded the tractortrailer carrying illegally mined sand. TNS PAGE 4 ADDL CHIEF SECY LAUNCHES PULSE POLIO DRIVE In a separate operation, a team from the Kaunke Kalan police chowki arrested one drug peddler and seized 4 gram of heroin from him. He has been identified as Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Moga. The police have registered a case under the NDPS Act against him at the Jagraon Sadar police station and further investigation is on. The investigating officer, ASI Lakhvir Singh, said the suspect was arrested on the outskirts of Kaunke Kalan village following a tip-off. c m y b have also been made directors of the company under the Smart City Mission at Ludhiana,” says the notice. The CoE has also questioned the justification of two projects selected for development of a ‘smart market’ and a ‘smart road’ while asserting that both these places had massive violation of building bylaws. For example, at Kipps Market, to be developed as a smart market, many SCFs have been illegally converted into SCOs by the owners. Similarly, one main sewerage disposal drain passes under Malhar Road, to be developed as a smart road, which had already done immense damage to the road twice near Ishmeet Chowk. Not only this, most of the residential buildings have been illegally converted for their use for commercial activities on this particular road. The notice further said since development works initiated at Ludhiana (as also at Jalandhar and Amritsar) under the Smart City Mission Continued on page 2 Holi special train from Ferozepur Our Correspondent Ludhiana, March 10 In order to clear the extra rush of passengers during the forthcoming festival of Holi, the Northern Railway authorities have announced to run a Holi special express train between Ferozepur Cantt and Katihar from March 16 to 24. The special train, 04917/18, would make two trips in each direction during this period. The 04918 Ferozepur CanttKatihar Special Express train would leave Ferozepur Cantonment on Saturdays (March 16 and 23) at 10.40 am and reach Katihar at 7.00 pm the next day. The corresponding train, 04917, would leave Katihar on Sundays (March 17 and 24) at 11.00 pm and reach Ferozpeur Cantt at Continued on page 4 world’s most diverse nation that has a rich heritage and that is also the biggest democracy. The best part about this democratic nation is its free and fair elections where each vote counts. The Indian democracy provides each one of us a chance to choose the best candidate. I’m grateful to all those who toil hard to says Sudhir Jain, PRESIDENT, BHARAT VIKAS tions. Our party is all-prepared, at the booth as well as ward levels. PARISHAD Ashwani Sharma, CONGRESS LUDHIANA maintain the discipline of the democracy DISTRICT (URBAN) CHIEF Will have maximum time for canvassing ❝ Those contesting from Punjab shall have maximum time for canvassing as polling is in last/seventh phase on May 19 along with Chandigarh and HP Punjab needs more quali. fied, young, active and energetic future MPs to bring the state among top states. Hope excellent ones will contest and win for fast development Sanjay Goel, DIRECTOR, LUDHIANA SMART Jagraon welcomes poll schedule for ❝May is perfect timeThe the general elections. exams will be over and the staff will be free to conduct the elections. The administration will also have enough time for preparations. Moreover, climate is also expected to be not very hostile” Prem Kumar, A RETIRED TEACHER ❝ YOUTH AKALI DAL LEADER Though elections are little delayed, still the middle of May is a good time to hold elections. I think last week of April or first week of May is a perfect time for holding elections. It will not be that hot in May and it will ensure maximum turnout of voters. We are ready for elec- Ramandeep Kainth, A BUSINESSMAN CITY LTD AND CHAIRMAN OF INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS PUNJAB CHAPTER. What leaders say will ❝Wewith contest the elections full vigour and bring Modi back once again. Gurdeep Singh Gosha, ❝ Delayed demand to blame for shortage of medicines: Official Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 10 Commenting upon the shortage of medicines at the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, Satish Chandra, additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, has said there is no shortage of medicines in the state. He was in the city to launch the Pulse Polio campaign from the Mother and Child Hospital located near Vardhman Mill. Blaming the local staff for not sending the demand on There has been a shortage of medicines at the pharmacy of the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana. FIRL PHOTO time, he said there was no shortage of medicines at the Warehouse in Kharar and whenever they received demand from any hospital, the medicines were sent to that centre. Continued on page 4
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