18092020-LT-01.qxd 9/18/2020 12:00 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE RTI: UPDATING OFFICIALS’ LIST HERCULEAN TASK FOR MC PAGE 2 List of PIOs and APIOs under the RTI Act on the civic body’s website has not been updated for nearly past two years. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF YOUTH ARRESTED WITH HEROIN A MILLION LITTLE THINGS SEASON 2 TO PREMIERE ON SEPTEMBER 21 PAGE 3 MAX 39°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6:28 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:13 AM LUDHIANA 9 am to 1 pm: Basant Avenue Extn-9,10 and 11, Tiwari Colony and Manav Rachna School area. EMPLOYEES, PENSIONERS OBSERVE FAST P2 Members of the Punjab and UT Employees and Pensioners Joint Committee observed a day-long hunger strike at the DC office here to mark their protest against the government for allegedly ignoring their demands. They demanded that labourers should be paid at least Rs 26,000 monthly salary as per recommendations of labour conferences and the pending DA instalments should be released to employees. They also demanded that all contractual workers in should be regularised. COP SAVES YOUNGSTER FROM DROWNING P2 Prompt action by the Payal police saved the life of a youth who had jumped into a village pond to save his uncle from drowning. However, he failed to save his uncle, who later died due to drowning. FRIDAY | 18 SEPTEMBER 2020 | LUDHIANA Brave shopkeeper foils robbery at medical store Swachhta a far cry Tribune News Service 11 PHONES FOUND IN CENTRAL JAIL POWER SHUTDOWN Garbage lies near a board carrying the message of Swachh Bharat Mission outside the DC office at the Mini-Secretariat. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN Ludhiana, September 17 Two bike-borne robbers barged into the Ayush Medical shop in Amardas Colony on the Giaspura road last night. However, they couldn’t succeed in their attempt, thanks to bravery shown by the shopkeeper. The owner of the shop, Suraj Srivastav, said around 9.30 pm on Wednesday when he was about to close his shop, two bike-borne persons, who were wearing masks, entered the shop. They pointed a gun at him and asked him to hand over them whatever cash and Biggest spike in positive cases 464 contract infection, 12 lose battle against virus as dist reels under Covid Police testing starts again, 12 infected C VID-19 PANDEMIC Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 17 Ludhiana district today saw the biggest spike in positive cases so far. As many as 464 persons tested positive today while the last highest spike of 462 was reported on August 21. In September, the district has seen 5,150 cases so far. Today, 12 persons lost their lives. They include two teenagers, a 14-year-old boy from Shivala Road and a 17year-old girl from Urban Estate. Five deceased were in the age group of 70-78 years. The others were a 66-year-old man from Basant Avenue, a 50-year-old woman from New Subhash Nagar, a 49-year-old man from Vishwakarma Colony, two 56-year-old men from Civil Lines and Dugri. A maximum of 186 patients were referred from OPDs and 119 from flu corners. The infected persons include 12 healthcare workers, five pregnant women and 17 undertrials.At present, 47 patients are on ventilator support. CareIndia doorstep service With the aim of providing unhindered and safe access to medicines amid the pan- A man gives a sample at a camp in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA FIGURES OF LUDHIANA DISTRICT SAMPLES POSITIVE 2,12,693 15,372 ACTIVE CASES DEATHS 2,016 634 demic, CareIndia is delivering on doorstep drugs, superfoods and a series of wellness products across Ludhiana. “Interruption in drug supply can be a life risk for people with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. It is essential therefore to ensure an unhin- CONTROL ROOM For home isolation 78147-64759 Ambulance problem 78143-63850 Hospital problem 62849-12553 General problem 62845-31852 Weblink where residents can check real time status of vacant and occupied beds in all hospitals: https://ludhiana.nic.in/notice/covid19-bed-status-in-ludhiana-district/ dered supply of drugs to prevent further health complications in people in pandemic times. Our motive is to ensure that people get regular supply of medicines in the safety of their homes,” said Amritah Sandhu, Founder Director and the brain behind CareIndia. Ludhiana, September 17 The Ludhiana police today again started Covid testing for their staff. This will be the second time that the entire force of the Ludhiana Commissionerate will undergo Covid testing. Joint Commissioner of Police (Headquarters) J Elanchezhian told The Tribune that a van of the Health Department had been stationed at the Police Lines where daily testing would be conducted. “On Day 1, the samples of 300 police personnel were taken, of which 12 tested positive for the virus. Immediate medical help has been extended to the infected policemen and depending upon the symptoms, they have been placed under quarantine, either at their homes or at various health facilities for Covid care,” said Elanchezhian. The Joint CP said the commissionerate had around 5,000 policemen and all of them, including senior police officials, would undergo testing. ❝Although the entire for force was already tested the virus in the first phase, in the second phase, we want to ensure that they remain safe. If anyone is found infected with the virus, he or she must get early treatment. ❞ J Elanchezhian, JOINT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE (HEADQUARTERS) “Although the entire force was already tested for the virus in the first phase, in the second phase, we want to ensure that they remain safe. If anyone is found infected, he or she must get early treatment,” he said. In Phase I of testing, more than 330 policemen tested positive, of which 283 were cured. Two policemen, including ACP Anil Kohli, succumbed to the virus. A Covid warrior, Kohli is supposed to have procured the infection while on duty at a sabzi mandi in Ludhiana. More than 45 policemen are still undergoing treatment for Covid. A DARING ACT I garnered some courage and hit one of the robbers on the hand with a stick. The man carrying the gun fired at me but missed. The robbers then escaped on their motorcycle and I informed the police. ❝ ❞ The shopkeeper other valuables he had. “I garnered some courage and hit one of the robbers on the hand with a stick. The man holding the gun fired at me but Kuldip Bhatia A dhaba running in two unallotted booths at Transport Nagar developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust. TRIBUNE PHOTO lodged by a city-based social activist with the LIT Chairman that the said booths were not allotted to anyone but a sweets shop/dhaba was being oper- ated from these premises without any lawful authority for the past many years. Confirming that these booths were not allotted to any one as per the official record, the LIT Chairman, Raman Balsubramanium, said the officials of the engineering branch had visited the site yesterday and the occupant was told to produce documents of allotment or ownership within three days. “We shall take further action as per rules on the basis of a reply filed by the dhaba owner,” he said. Balasuubramanium said if the said booths were under unlawful occupation, necessary action would be taken to evict the illegal c m y b occupant and the commercial property would be put to proper disposal as per laid down procedure. Commenting on similar instances of residential plots and commercial sites in many other colonies of LIT being under unlawful occupation or allottees having defaulted on payment of instalments towards cost of the plots/properties, he said instructions had been issued to the sales branch and filed staff to prepare scheme-wise lists of all such plots/properties so that action as per law could be initiated to clear illegal possession or in case of default by allottees, the allotment be cancelled. Ludhiana, September 17 The anti-smuggling cell of the Ludhiana police raided a house in Preet Nagar and arrested 10 persons on the charge of gambling. Those arrested have been identified as Anil Kumar Titu of Preet Nagar, Amit Kumar of Gobind Nagar, Ajay Kumar Babbal of Fateh Singh Nagar, Mohit Kumar of Daba Colony, Beas Shah of Ittan Wala Chowk, Mandeep Singh Aman of Kot Mangal Singh, Surinder Singh of Preet Nagar, Sunil of Barota Road, Amarjit Niku of Azad Nagar and Ashpal Tinku of Daba Colony. Jajji, Bhawar, Kala and Jagga escaped. In charge of anti-smuggling cell Yashpal Sharma said during the raid, the missed. The robbers then escaped on their motorcycle and I immediately informed the police,” said the shopkeeper. The police reached the spot and recovered an empty cartridge from the shop. The neighbouring shopkeepers alleged that when the police reached the spot, they started arguments with the traders. Amandeep Singh Brar, SHO, said a case under the relevant sections of the IPC had been registered against unknown robbers. Footage of CCTV cameras installed in the nearby areas was being checked to get some clue about the robbers. Thieves’ gang busted, 10 bikes recovered Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 17 The city police today claimed to have busted a gang of bike thieves and recovered 10 stolen motorcycles from their possession. They have been identified as Mohit Dhingra of Dashmesh Colony and Bhupinder Singh of Model House. Joint Commissioner of Police (City) Bhagirath Singh Meena and ADCP 3 Sameer Verma conducted an online press conference to give the details of the case. Meena said on August 16, a motorcycle was stolen in the city and the thieves were captured on CCTV cameras. When the police started investigation into the case, both thieves were arrested. Revealing their modus operandi, Meena said the gang mostly targeted people riding old motorcycles because they believed it was easy to break their locks. After stealing the two-wheelers, the suspects sold them to their clients. He said when the suspects were questioned, they confessed to having committed several vehicle thefts in the city. On the disclosures made by both suspects, 10 motorcycles were recovered from them. Verma said Mohit worked at some hosiery. Bhupinder was unemployed and had come out of central jail on bail in some criminal case in October last year. Toddler crushed to death under truck Ludhiana, September 17 A two-year-old girl was crushed to death under a truck at Rajiv Gandhi colony here today. The deceased has been identified as Divya, daughter of a migrant family from UP . Around 9.30 am on Thursday, a truck carrying goods came to the colony and crushed the victim to death. Eyewitnesses said Reshma, the girl’s mother, had also witnessed the incident when she Unallotted booths in ‘illegal’ occupation 10 caught gambling, Improvement Trust initiates probe, asks occupant to produce documents within three days ~1.08 lakh recovered Ludhiana, September 17 Yet another instance of unlawful occupation of prime commercial property of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has surfaced with a dhaba/tea stall being run in booth no. 183 and 184 at Transport Nagar without any allotment for the past several years. Taking cognisance of a complaint in this record, the LIT authorities have initiated a probe into the matter and the occupant of these booths has been directed to produce documents of ownership or possession, if any. The matter came to light with a complaint being PAGE 4 Actor Sachiin had filed a complaint against Shilpa and Raj, alleging that he had been cheated by firm, formerly headed by couple. Here’s a beautiful tale that celebrates hope, joy, friends, family, relationships and above all life. Payal: The Payal police have nabbed a youth of Ghudani Kalan village and recovered 6 gm of heroin from his possession. A motorcycle (bearing registration number PB55 D 2298) that was used in the crime was also seized from the suspect, Satvir Singh, alias Pawan. Payal SHO Jaspal Singh Dhaliwal said police personnel, led by ASI Mohinder Pal Singh, nabbed the youth at a naka near the Ghudani Kalan bus stand during a routine checking. OC Ludhiana: The Central Jail staff have recovered 11 mobile phones from jail inmates. They have been identified as Sonu Galaut, Ashok Kumar, Ram Chandar, Sandeep, Prince Agrawal, Sunil Kumar and Amaninder Singh. Assistant Jail Superintendent Sukhdev Singh said during surprise checking, eight mobile phones were recovered from the accused while three phones were found abandoned in the jail. A case under the Prison Act has been registered. TNS SHILPA ISSUES STATEMENT ONGOLD SCAM CHARGE AGAINST HER police also recovered Rs 1.08 lakh in cash and playing cards from the spot. Sharma said the police had received a tip-off that several persons were gambling in the house of Titu at Preet Nagar. A case under the Gambling Act has been registered against the suspects and efforts are on to nab their accomplices, added Yashpal. The police have intensified action against gamblers in the region. — TNS was returning from the market and the moment she saw the truck heading towards her daughter, she also raised an alarm but the driver of the vehicle failed to notice her. After the accident, passersby caught the truck driver, identified as Ajmer Singh, and handed him to the police. Later, the Focal Point police said both parties had reached a compromise in the matter. — TNS DOG STERILISATION Questions raised over working of firm Ludhiana, September 17 Senior Deputy Mayor Sham Sundar Malhotra today conducted a surprise check at the Animal Birth Control Centre of the MC located on Hambran Road and raised questions over working of the private firm which is engaged in sterilisation of stray dogs. Malhotra said no dog had been sterilised at the centre for the past five days. He claimed that he hadreceived a complaint that the firm was allegedly claiming bills from the MC by showing inflated numbers of stray dogs sterilised at the centre. Malhotra also inspected the registers being maintained by the firm. — TNS
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