19032019-LT-01.qxd 3/19/2019 12:27 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE STUDENTS SHOWCASE DESIGNS AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK PAGE 2 ESSENTIAL TO CURB STUBBLE MENACE, SAY AGRI EXPERTS INIFD and London School of Trends celebrated the craftsmanship of emerging Indian student designers FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF PEDDLER HELD WITH INTOXICANT TABLETS Ludhiana: The police have arrested an alleged drug peddler with 360 intoxicant tablets. He has been identified as Aakash Pathak, a resident of Tajpur Road area here. The police have registered a case under the NDPS Act against Aakash, who was arrested near the Kali Mata temple in New Harikrishana Colony following a tip-off on Sunday. The investigating officer, Inspector Rachpal Singh, said the suspect was a drug addict. “We will try to find the man from whom the suspect purchased tablets,” said the Inspector. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~73.14 DIESEL ~66.14 WHAT’S ON LUDHIANA Alumni Association function: Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town; 12:30 pm INSIDE PAGE 3 ARYA COLLEGE ATHLETICS MEET KICKS OFF The Department of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare holds agriculture scientist-farmer interaction MAX 29°C | MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:37 PM PAGE 4 Students took part in sports and fun games on the opening day of the 72nd Annual Athletics Meet SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:31 AM TUESDAY | 19 MARCH 2019 | LUDHIANA Plantation venue turns into garbage dump In Aug 2018, around 100 saplings were planted at a place alongside Buddha Nullah IN 2018 NOW Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 18 Seven months after a plantation drive was held alongside Buddha Nullah near Haibowal Bridge, the place has turned into a major garbage dump. Heaps of garbage can be seen at the same location where saplings were planted to enhance the green cover on the banks of the nullah. In August 2018, the MC, in collaboration with the Army, had carried out the plantation drive alongside the Buddha Nullah. Around 100 saplings were planted during the campaign that was inaugurated by A garbage dump has come up at the same place along the Buddha Nullah where a plantation drive was conducted in August, 2018, with much fanfare. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu. The MC had reportedly roped in several NGOs to make sure that the saplings are taken care of, but nobody paid attention towards them. Now, it is difficult to stand near the place due to foul smell emanating from the garbage. A resident, Jagjeet Singh, said: “A number of saplings were planted alongside the Buddha Nullah last year but nobody paid any attention towards them after that. It is very painful to see that the place has turned into a garbage dump.” “It is good if plantation drives are carried out by the government departments, NGOs and welfare societies. But they must make sure that these plants are take care of. It has been seen that saplings often start wilting after a short period of time as nobody takes care of them,” he said. A resident of Haibowal said: “The civic body must take steps to get the garbage dump removed from the area where the saplings were planted. The authorities need to take steps to protect the plants. Besides, there are several green belts in the city that have also turned into garbage dumps.” Due to poor the solid waste management system, open garbage dumps have become nuisance for the public. Even in Swachh Survekshan 2019, the local MC has been ranked 163rd in the country. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu said he would look into the matter. “The static waste compactors to handle solid waste will be installed soon. Once the static waste compactors are installed, the problem of open garbage dumps will get resolved,” he said. The Punjab Government had launched the ‘i-Hariyali’ app last year as part of Mission Tandrust Punjab to ensure a clean, green, healthy and robust Punjab with the active participation of the masses. Plantation was carried out at various locations in the city under the project. No seal broken at Grand Manor Homes, says MC official MOBILE PHONES BEHIND LACK OF SOUND SLEEP A sound sleep is necessary for individuals to achieve personal, professional and family goals. Numerous factors, including stress, anxiety, depression and smart phones were keeping people deprieved of required amount of sleep. P2 The national flag flies at half mast at Ludhiana railway station to mourn the death of former Defence Minister and Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar on Monday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA DRAW FOR VENDS ON MARCH 20 The draw of liquor vends in the Ludhiana district for 2019-20 will be held at Harsheela Resorts here on March 20. For this, the department had asked to file objections, if any, by 5 pm on Monday. P4 Man, relatives arrested for assaulting 26-year-old wife She succumbs to injuries at PGI, Chandigarh Tribune News Service PAKHOWAL SOCCER CLUB EMERGE WINNER Pakhowal Soccer Club and Football Club, Dangon, emerged winners and runnersup, respectively, in the eighth One Village Open Football Tournament, organised by Ahmedgarh Sports Club and Welfare Society. P4 Ludhiana, March 18 The police have arrested a man, his brother and sister-inlaw for allegedly beating his 26-year-old wife who died in the hospital. They have been identified as Sanket Kumar, his brother Ankit Kumar and sister-in-law Neela, all residents of the Shimlapuri area here. Another relative booked in the same case has been identified as Prem Singh who has absconded. The police have registered a case against the suspects at the Shimlapuri police station on the basis of a complaint by the victim’s father. In his statement to the police, Balli Singh of Garib village in Jalon district of Uttar Pradesh has stated ❝ In August last year, Sanket, his brother Ankit, sister-inlaw Neelam and another relative Prem Singh beat Ritika up and she was severely injured. When I came to know about the incident, I admitted my daughter to the PGI, Chandigarh, where she died while undergoing treatment. ❞ that he married off his daughter Ritika to Sanket around one year ago. After some time, Sanket and the other members of his family started torturing Ritika. “In August last year, Sanket, his brother Ankit, sisterin-law Neelam and another relative Prem Singh beat Ritika up and she was severely injured. When I came to know about the incident, I admitted my daughter to the PGI, Chandigarh, where she The victim’s father died while undergoing treatment,” said Balli. The investigating officer, ASI Sukhwinder Singh, said the police had registered a case under Section 304-B and 120-B of the IPC against Sanket, Ankit, Neelam and Prem Singh. “We have arrested three suspects while Prem Singh has absconded. The police have been searching for him and he will be arrested soon,” said the ASI. c m y b Petrol pump worker attacked Tribune News Service Tributes to Parrikar Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 18 Two days after sealing the gates of Grand Manor Homes on Gill Road, an MC official inspected the project site today. Assistant Town Planner of Zone C Harwinder Singh Honey said no seal had been broken at the site. “A building inspector visited the project site today. He found no violation as the seal on both gates was still there,” he said. However, the managing director of Grand Manor Homes, Baljinder Singh Kahlon, on Sunday claimed that the civic body had not sealed the project site gates and work at the site was under way. He had also stated that they didn’t violate any law. The MC officials claimed Ludhiana, March 18 An employee of a local petrol station was allegedly assaulted by some persons following a minor argument in the Salem Tabri area past night. The employee has been admitted to the local Civil Hospital. According to information, the incident took place at the Vadhera petrol station, near Grain Market, in the Salem Tabri area. In his complaint to the police, Sushil Kumar of Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh stated that he was on duty past night when some persons arrived there. “Around 1:30 pm, three persons came to the petrol station and asked me to refill the tank of their car. When I The sealed gate of Grand Manor Homes. A FILE PHOTO to have sealed two gates on Saturday. Earlier in July 2018, the Local Government Department had ordered to stop construc- tion at the site. The Aam Aadmi Party had raised the case of Ludhiana CLU scam in the Vidhan Sabha last month. SAD slams MC over poor shape of roads Man crushed under speeding truck Ludhiana, March 18 SAD district president Ranjit Singh Dhillon slammed the Municipal Corporation for failing to get broken-down city roads repaired. Dhillon said the condition of elevated road near Chand Cinema was very poor as the road was run down at both sides. He said the MC authorities failed to ensure safety of commuters on city roads. “A large number of commuters use the elevated road in routine. This road is broken-down. It seems the MC authorities have turned a blind eye towards the poor condition of the elevated road. Several accidents have taken place on the stretch,” he said. Apart from the elevated road, Gill Road, Deepak Cinema Road, Ishmeet Singh Road, Dhandari flyover are crying for attention. TNS Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 18 A man in his fifties was crushed to death under a speeding truck near Samrala Chowk past night. The deceased has been identified as Mehboob (55), a resident of Tibba Road here. The truck driver fled the scene after the accident. The police have registered a case of showing negligence while driving against the truck driver. In his complaint to the police, the victim’s son, Dilshad, said he and his father worked as vendors. According to Dilshad, the accident took place while he and his father were returning home from work late night. “We were returning home on our bicycles after selling blankets in villages. When we reached near Samrala Chowk, a speeding truck hit my father from behind. He died on the spot,” said Dilshad. According to Dilshad, the truck driver fled the scene leaving behind his truck after the accident. The complainant informed the police following which a team from the Division Number 7 police station reached the spot and launched investigation. The investigating officer, constable Karnail Singh, said the police had registered a case under Section 279 and 304-A of the IPC against an unidentified truck driver after recording Dilshad’s statement. “The police have impounded the truck. The police have been making efforts to trace the driver who has absconded,” said Karnail Singh. ❝Around 1:30 pm,to three persons came the petrol station and asked me to refill the tank of their car. When I told them that the petrol station is closed, they attacked me with sticks. They fled the scene after beating me The victim ❞ told them that the petrol station is closed, they attacked me with sticks. They fled the scene after beating me,” said Sushil. According to Sushil, he informed the owner of the petrol station who took him to the hospital. The investigating officer, ASI Jagdev Singh, said the police had registered a case against unidentified persons under Section 323, 427 and 452 and 506 of the IPC. “The victim noted down the registration number of the assailants’ car and the police have been trying to trace its owner. The police are also scanning the footage of the CCTV cameras installed at the petrol station to identify the assailants,” added the ASI.
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