15032019-LT-01.qxd 3/15/2019 12:57 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE WELCOME LAUGHTER RIOT OF THE YEAR WITH ‘BAND VAAJE PAGE 3 Shah and Shah pictures and A & A Advisors are all set to release Punjabi Comedy ‘Band Vaaje’ today. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF YOUTH DIES OF DRUG OVERDOSE Sahnewal: A resident of Jhabewal village died of drug overdose near Majara village on Wednesday evening. The deceased, identified as Lovepreet Singh (32), of Jhabewal village, was found dead on the outskirts of Majara village wherre his in-laws live. According to police sources, he was returning from his in-laws’ place when he stopped on the outskirts of the village to do drug. The dose injected by him was so heavy that he died on the spot. A the passer-by informed the villagers about the body lying on the outskirts of the village. The police said syringes were recovered from the spot. OC MC TEAMS TO KEEP CHECK ON ILLEGAL HOARDINGS DIESEL ~66.54 WHAT’S ON LUDHIANA ANNUAL PASHU PALAN MELA: GADVASU Mela Ground; 11 am KISAN MELA: Punjab Agricultural University exhibition area: 11 am ANNUAL FUNCTION: Pine Wood Nursery School; 10 am 26TH ANNUAL ATHLETICS MEET: Kamla Lohtia SD College; 9 am LAUNCH OF ‘FASHION ICONS-2019’: GGN Institute of Management and Technology; 12 noon ANNUAL FUNCTION OF ABC MONTESSORI SCHOOL: Ishmeet Singh Music Institute; 4 pm MAX 24°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET FRIDAY6:34 PM MC fails to stop dairies from dumping untreated waste into the nullah Tribune News Service Girls participate in a fun game during the 19th annual sports meet held at Partap College of Education, Ludhiana, on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN REPORT ON PAGE 4 Man drowns in canal while trying to save daughter Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 14 A man lost his life while trying to save his 20-yearold daughter from drowning in Sidhwan Canal near Verka Milk Plant on Ferozepur Road here today. He, however, managed to save his daughter before being washed away by the strong current. The deceased has been identified as Vikas Sood (47), a resident of the New Town area in Moga. He had come to Ludhiana with his ailing wife Neeru and daughter Loveleen to take medicine. Before visiting the doctor, Vikas stopped on the canal banks where his daughter went to release ‘havan’ 520-gram silver ornaments HE PUSHED THE GIRL TO SAFETY Vikas, who did not know how to swim, managed to save his daughter but was himself washed away by the strong current. On hearing the cries of his wife and daughter, a large number of people assembled there and informed the police. The girl was immersing havan material into the canal when she slipped and fell into water. material into water. According to sources, while releasing the ‘havan’ material into water, the girl slipped and fell into the canal. To save his daughter, Vikas jumped into the canal. Vikas, who did not know how to swim, managed to PARKING VIOLATIONS Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service ADCP 1 Gurpreet Singh Sikand (right) shows the gold jewellery recovered from the thief at a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Ludhiana, March 14 With the arrest of one person, the police today claimed to have solved a week-old theft in the Peeru Banda area. The suspect, Narinder Singh, alias Happy, a resident of Peeru Banda in the Salem Tabri area, was arrested with 208-gram gold jewellery and 520-gram silver ornaments stolen from the house. According to the police, the thief stole Rs 35,000, 208-gram gold jewellery and 520-gram silver ornaments after breaking the locks of a house in the Peeru Banda area on the night of March 7. The Salem Tabri police had registered a case FRIDAY | 15 MARCH 2019 | LUDHIANA STF halts desilting of Buddha Nullah A different ball game save his daughter but was himself washed away by the strong current. On hearing the cries of his wife and daughter, a large number of people assembled there and informed the police. Soon, a team from the Sarabha Nagar police station arrived there and took Vikas out of water with the help of divers. He was rushed to the nearby hospital where the doctors declared him brought in dead. The investigating officer, ASI Gurmukh Singh, said the police had sent the dead body to Civil Hospital for post-mortem. The police have launched inquest proceedings after registering a case under Section 174 of the CrPC. Ludhiana, March 14 A special task force has halted the desilting of the Buddha Nullah as untreated waste from dairies is still being released into the nullah. The STF headed by Namdhari , Sect head Satguru Uday Singh, was formed to clean the Buddha Nullah and it started working in December 2018. The STF has demanded from the authorities concerned that the dairy owners be stopped from dumping waste into the nullah, but no concrete measures were taken by the civic body. As untreated waste from the dairies is directly dumped into the nullah, the silt was getting collected again. However, the STF members will continue the cleanliness drive on the banks of the nullah and at other locations. In January, members of the STF had requested the authorities to take required measures to stop dumping of waste into the nullah. On the directions of Tandrust Punjab Mission director Kahan Singh Pannu, the MC had also served notices on the dairy owners, by which they were asked to stop dumping untreated waste into the nullah. But, no necessary action was taken. Sanjay Talwar, MLA, said: “The MC has not stopped the owners of dairies and dyeing units from dumping waste into the Buddha Nullah.” under Section 279 against unidentified persons. The ADCP 1, Gurpreet Singh Sikand, said the police got some vital clues during the course of investigation which led to the arrest of the suspect. “The suspect is already facing four cases of loot, snatching and theft. Besides, he has confessed to his involvement in a motorcycle theft and a mobile-snatching incident,” said the ADCP . Narinder (23) has studied up to Class XII and he also operated an auto-rickshaw. “The suspect told the police that he had spent the money stolen from the house,” said the ADCP . Ludhiana, March 14 Days after one-time settlement policy for non-compoundable building violations was notified, the local Municipal Corporation has sent notices to more than 100 hospitals for allegedly violating parking rules. A contempt petition regarding such violations by hospitals and nursing homes is pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Following the court orders, the MC had earlier served notices on the hospitals whereby they were asked to get violations removed, but no efforts were made by a number of hospitals in this regard. Now, the MC officials are creating awareness about the one-time settlement policy so that the civic body can generate good revenue, sources said. Assistant Town Planner (Headquarters) SS Bindra said they had sent notices to more than 100 hospitals. The Municipal Commissioner would conduct a meeting and give a personal hearing to these hospital authorities tomorrow, he said. If any hospital wants to apply for one-time settlement for non-compoundable violations, it must bring a consent letter to the meeting. Besides, the hospital authorities have been asked to bring their case-related documents such as parking sketch, photographs and lease agreement if any. If the hospital authorities have made parking arrangements at any separate plot, they have been asked to bring drawings and parking approval documents as per information. The notification for “The Punjab one-time voluntary disclosure and settlement of building constructed in violations of the Building Bylaws Act 2019” was issued on March 6. In the areas under the MC, Ludhiana, the composition fee for residential buildings is Rs 300 per square feet of the total non-compoundable area on all floors. Besides, composition fee for non-residential buildings is Rs 1,000 per square feet of the total non-compoundable area on all floors. Rohit Sabharwal of the Council of RTI Activists had filed a contempt petition in the High Court against various parking violations at various city hospitals. He has alleged that either parking space is unavailable or misused at a number of city hospitals and nursing homes, which leads to obstruction in the smooth flow of traffic, he said. c m y b Civic body aims at 100% waste segregation Ludhiana: After slipping to 163rd rank in Swachh Survekshan 2019, the MC is going to hold a contest among wards to improve the solid waste management system in the city. The contest aims at 100% door-to-door garbage collection with proper segregation of waste. Municipal Commissioner Kanwalpreet Kaur Brar today conducted zone-wise meetings with councillors. The award money is Rs 50 lakh for the winner, Rs 25 lakh for second place and Rs 10 lakh for third place. The top three performing councillors would be given this award money in the form of additional quota for development works to be done in their respective wards. “The councillors were made aware about the solid waste management system of Indore that has stood first in Swachh Survekshan 2019,” said Senior Assistant Engineer HS Aujla. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu said they have purchased new “rehras” (for lifting garbage) and other equipment. “The councillors have been asked to help the MC in ensuring segregation of wet and dry waste.” TNS PAGE 4 Residents of Prem Nagar in Kutcha Number 9 are a harried lot due to overflowing sewers. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:36 AM Peeru Banda area MC serves notices on theft case solved over 100 hospitals One held with 208-gram gold, Tribune News Service PREM NAGAR RESIDENTS SUFFER AS SEWERS OVERFLOW The MC has formed teams to keep a check on illegal political hoardings, banners and advertisements. FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.91 PAGE 4 Waste collected on the banks of Buddha Nullah. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN ❝Whenever our teams remove silt from the nullah alongside Tajpur Road, more silt gets collected again as dairies continue to dump waste into the nullah. We want cooperation from the authorities, public and dairy owners to get the nullah cleaned. We have halted desilting work for time being. ❞ Lakhvir Singh, Spokesperson for Namdhari Darbar “As a common effluent treatment plant for dyeing units is being set up, the unit owners had sought some more time to make arrangements. Besides, a treatment plant is also to be set up at the dairy complex. But, the Mayor should also take steps to get the dumping of untreated waste into the nullah stopped at the earliest.” Spokesperson for Namdhari Darbar Lakhvir Singh said: “Whenever our teams remove silt from the nullah alongside Tajpur Road, more silt gets collected again as dairies continue to dump waste into the nullah. We want cooperation from the authorities, public and dairy owners to get the nullah cleaned. We have halted desilting work for time being.” “We are continuing cleaning the banks of the nullah and other locations in the city. On March 16 and 17, Namdhari Sect head Satguru Uday Singh will participate in a special drive to remove polythene and plastic waste from the banks of the Buddha Nullah, Chaura Bazaar and other areas,” he said. Smuggler held with 150-kg poppy husk Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 14 The Raikot police have arrested a smuggler with 150 kg of poppy husk. He has been identified as Jagminder Singh, alias Bawa, a resident of Gujjarwal village, near Ludhiana. The police have also impounded the pickup truck in which the drug was being smuggled. A case under the NDPS Act has been arrested. Jagminder was arrested by a police team from the CIA Staff, Jagraon, near Seeloani village, about 5 km from Raikot. Jagraon SSP Varinder Singh Brar said acting on a tip-off, a police team, led by ASI Chamkaur Singh, set up a naka near the T-point on the outskirts of Seeloani village. “The police signalled a pickup truck to stop. Its search yielded five bags (weighing 30 kg each) of poppy husk. The drug was hid- den in a secret compartment,” said the SSP . The preliminary investigation revealed that Jagminder is a habitual offender who brought drug from the adjoining states and then sold it to his clients in the Jagraon area. “The accused has confessed that he has been involved in the drug trade for a long time. He brought this contraband from Jammu and Kashmir,” added Brar. The accused was produced before a local court today which remanded him in twoday police custody.
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