03102020-LT-01.qxd 10/3/2020 12:11 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE ANOTHER CENTURY-OLD 'UNSAFE' BRIDGE CRIES FOR ATTENTION PAGE 2 The local Municipal Corporation has failed to start reconstruction of the Buddha Nullah bridge. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 2 STUBBLE FIRE: COPS TAKE LEAD IN ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COLORS’ UPCOMING SHOW MOLKKI IS ABOUT BRIDE-BUYING CUSTOM Of 303 villages under commissionerate, 238 have passed resolution not to burn paddy straw, says Police Commissioner. MAX 36°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 21°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:09 PM Molkki throws light on prevalent custom in Haryana where dulhans are bought by people due to skewed sex ratio. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:22 AM 6 succumb, 111 test positive INBRIEF 4 VEHICLE THIEVES LAND IN POLICE NET Ludhiana: The Division 6 police claim to have nabbed four vehicle thieves and recovered five stolen vehicles from their possession. The suspects have been identified as Deepak Kumar of Daba, Vicky, alias Machi, of Jiwan Nagar; Deepak of Tajpur Road and Prince Kumar of Mundian Khurd. Inspector Amandeep Brar said acting on a tip-off, ASI Kapil Kumar, from Sherpur police post, nabbed the suspects. Brar said the thieves sold the stolen vehicles in the neighbouring states and spent money on drugs. TNS ACTION SOUGHT AGAINST SINGER Ludhiana: The Amar Shaheed Sukhdev Welfare Society on Friday demanded action against Punjabi singer Jassi Jasraj for allegedly speaking ill about Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Vishal Nayyar, president of the organisation who is also grandson of martyr Sukhdev Singh, held a press conference on the matter. He alleged the Punjabi singer had raised slogans against Shaheed Bhagat Singh due to which he filed a complaint against the singer. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 11 am to 4 pm: City Enclave, Green Avenue, Mehmoodpura village, Dhandra village and Dhandra Enclave Manav Mander Tribune News Service A swab sample being taken in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA FIGURES OF LUDHIANA DISTRICT SAMPLES POSITIVE 2,83,000 18,198 ACTIVE CASES DEATHS 886 750 leaving no stone unturned to curb the spread of Covid. Sampling camps and medical camps are being organised to diagnose Covid patients and persons with co-morbid conditions. Dr RK Bagga laid stress on investigation through RTPCR/rapid antigen/truenat Covid test for a person who is having symptoms sug- 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/ gesting Covid infection. Dr Bagga also directed all doctors practising in clinics, hospitals, multispeciality hospitals and superspeciality hospitals to notify all suspected and diagnosed patients whose symptoms are suggestive of Covid-19 infection, so that early sampling and management of these patients can be done. Ludhiana, October 2 In Covid times, it is imperative for individuals to strengthen their immunity. A huge population in our country suffers from deficiency of vitamin A and D. Keeping this in view, the Food Safety Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) is considering mandatory fortification of edible oil with vitamin A and D which will also help in strengthening the immune system. Recently during a webinar on edible oil fortification, Arun Singhal, CEO, FSSAI, announced that the authority was considering making it mandatory to fortify edible oil with vitamin A and D, so that people of India can enjoy better immunity with good health. This will ensure that people belonging to different socio- economic strata will have an easy access to fortified edible oil across the country. To facilitate the industry, the Food Fortification Resource Centre (FFRC) within FSSAI will also provide the necessary technical support required to enable Rail roko stir: More trains cancelled Friend dupes doc of ~15L Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 2 The Division 8 police have registered a case of fraud against a man. The suspect has been identified as Rohit Jain of Raman Enclave, Rishi Nagar. The complainant, Dr Sunil Mittu, a resident of Rishi Nagar, who owns a clinic opposite the old DMC, said the suspect was his family friend. In 2017, Jain had the financial crunch and borrowed Rs 20 lakh from him. Since the suspect was known to him, he gave him Rs 15 lakh as a friendly loan. He promised to return the amount by December 2018, but failed. Mittu said in 2019, Jain issued him a cheque for Rs 15 lakh which was dishonoured by the bank due to stop payment request made by the suspect. After that, Jain stopped taking his phone calls, alleged the complainant. — TNS Ludhiana, October 2 The Railways is treading with caution in view of the ongoing “rail roko” agitation by farmers against farm-related Central Acts and the situation is being monitored on a day-to-day basis to assess feasibility of running trains as per schedule. Five trains were cancelled today while 12 were partially cancelled with 10 of these to short-terminate at and short-originate from Ambala Cantt and one pair to short-terminate at and shortoriginate from New Delhi. According to railway officials 02053/54 HaridwarAmritsar-Haridwar Janshatabdi Express, 02425/26 New Delhi-Jammu TawiNew Delhi Rajdhani Express and 04652 Amritsar-Jaynagar Humsafar Express trains were cancelled for the day. Among the partially can- SATURDAY | 3 OCTOBER 2020 | LUDHIANA CRACKS ON GIASPURA ROAD Contractor carried Fortification of edible out road work oils with vitamin A, D without nod: MC Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 2 Today, 111 people tested positive for Covid while six persons lost their lives to the virus. Thirtytwo patients were on ventilator support, of which 19 belong to Ludhiana district. Those who lost their lives include two women. A 27year-old man from Tusa village died at Global Hospital. A 46-year-old woman from Hambran Road, who also had hypertension and diabetes, succumbed to virus at Astha Hospital. Another patient who succumbed to the virus was a 60-year-old man from Khanpur Mandi. He was also suffering from diabetes and hypertension. A 68year-old man from Haibowal Kalan (Fortis Hospital), a 72-year-old resident of Jagraon and a 77-year-old person from Gandhi Nagar also died of Covid. Meanwhile, the Civil Surgeon of Ludhiana, Dr Rajesh Kumar Bagga, today urged the people to come forward for sampling so that maximum cases could be tracked. Dr Bagga said Ludhiana being one of the thickly populated cities of Punjab needed extra care and the Health Department was PAGE 3 TRAINS OFF TRACK According to railway officials 02053/54 Haridwar-Amritsar-Haridwar Janshatabdi Express, 02425/26 New Delhi-Jammu Tawi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express and 04652 Amritsar-Jaynagar Humsafar Express trains were cancelled on Friday. celled trains those to shortterminate at and short-originate from Ambala Cantt were 02903 Mumbai CentralAmritsar Golden Temple Mail (on Oct 1), 02904 Amritsar-Mumbai Central Golden Temple Mail (on Oct 2), 02925 Bandra Terminus-Amritsar Pashchim Express (on Oct 2), 02926 Amritsar-Bandra Terminus Pashchim Express (on Oct 3), 03307/08 DhanbadFirozepur-Dhanbad Ganga Sutlej Express (on Oct 2), 04673/74 Jaynagar-AmritsarJaynagar Shaheed Express (on Oct 2), 02057/58 New Delhi-Una-New Delhi Himachal Express (on Oct 2). Further, 02715 NandedAmritsar Sachkhand Express (on Oct 2), 02716 AmritsarNanded Sachkhand Express (on Oct 3) would short-terminate at and short-originate from New Delhi. Railways also decided to short-originate 00464 Amritsar-Howrah Parcel Express from New Delhi and 00902 Jammu Tawi-Bandra Terminus Parcel Express train from Ambala Cantt on October 2. Meanwhile, Northern Railway authorities announced that 03307/08 Dhanbad-Ferozepur-Dhanbad Ganga Sutlej Express train would be diverted via Varanasi-Faizabad-Lucknow from October 7 to 12 due to traffic blocks to execute the work of pre-noninterlocking and non-interlocking work at GauriganjBani-Jais railway stations in connection with doubling work on Lucknow-Rai BareliPartapgarh-Varanasi section. HEALTH BENEFITS Tribune News Service VITAMIN A ■ Good for healthy vision, bones, skin and tissues ■ Fights cell damage ■ Works as antioxidant ■ Helps skin growth and repair ■ Formation and maintenance of teeth VITAMIN D ■ Regulates the amount of phos- phate and calcium in the body ■ Keeps bones, teeth and muscles healthy ■ Facilitates normal immune sys- tem function ■ Regulates mood and prevents depression fortification of edible oil at the industrial level. “Cooking oil is extensively Continued on page 2 Ludhiana, October 2 After residents complained about cracks on the recently recarpeted road at Lakshman Nagar in Giaspura, the MC Superintending Engineer concerned said the contractor carried out road work without approval of the civic body. The officer said an explanation notice would be served on the contractor as to why he got the road carpeted without the MC’s permission? The officer claimed that no work order for carpeting of the road was issued to the contractor. “We will take action against the contractor for carrying out work on government property without the MC’s approval,” he said. Meanwhile, RK Yadav, a resident of Lakshman Nagar, said: “It is very surprising that the contractor carried out work without the MC’s approval. How can it be possible? No contractor would carry out road work in our street for free” Yadav said: “The road has Cracks on newly recarpeted road at Laskshman Nagar in Giaspura. FILE PHOTO been recarpeted recently in a very poor manner due to which it developed cracks. Even the level of the road is not proper. We request the MC to dismantle the recently recarpeted road and reconstruct it again in a right manner as per the norms. We also request to the authorities that the officials concerned must be present when road work is carried out again.” Mission clean roads Employees of the MC remove roadside encroachments near railway station ahead of a road cleanliness drive in Ludhiana on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN P2 I-T official creates ‘oxygen chambers’ to curb pollution First MC e-auction ❝ fetches over ~7 cr Shivani Bhakoo I have done a lot of research on this idea. It is not that you plant any tree anywhere. Just like human beings have likings/dislikings, trees also grow like this. “Friendly trees” which compliment each other are grown together and this way they grow faster, giving shade and fruits both. It is believed that a person who grows five trees (panchvati) provides prosperity of 500 years to his entire family. Ludhiana, October 2 Perturbed over the spread of Covid 19 and how it has changed the whole world, an official of the Income Tax Department here has started an initiative to create “oxygen chambers”. Industrialists having huge chunks of land/farm houses are encouraged by the official to create “deep dense forests” in some corner of their lands so that the green cover grows fast and masses can breathe clean air. For creating these “oxygen chambers”, the official provides aspirants with plants and knowledge of dense herbal shrubs and trees which grow faster and create a pollution-free environment. Rohit Mehra, Additional Commissioner Income Tax, says his motive is to create a TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service ❞ Rohit Mehra, ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONER I-T pollution-free atmosphere and save the future generations. “I have done a lot of research on this idea. It is not that you plant any tree anywhere. Just like human beings have lik- ings/dislikings, trees also grow like this. “Friendly trees” which compliment each other are grown together and this way they grow faster, giving shade and fruits both. It is believed that a person who grows five trees (panchvati) provides prosperity of 500 years to his entire family. “The trees include bargad, amla, Ashoka, peepal and c m y b bael while triveni trees consist of bargad, neem and peepal. Besides, swanjana or moringa are water-purifier trees. A lot of emphasis is laid on nourishment of soil, on which the trees grow,” said Mehra. Giving an example, he says an industrialist has grown a dense forest at his farm house and now the doctor has advised his mother to stay in that environment for at least two-three hours daily so that her lungs function well. The official has gone through a book, “Vriksh Ayurveda”, which has provided in-depth knowledge on the subject. “We provide information on the diseases of trees, so that these are not abandoned and with little efforts, they are back with fruits/leaves. For strengthening the soil, I get the dry leaves collected from Rakh Bagh, Leisure Valley etc and many dairy owners are roped in to provide cow-dung too. These are put in soil to get better results,” said Mehra. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 2 The first e-auction of Municipal Corporation properties has fetched Rs 7.74 crore. The commercial properties included shops and SCOs, located in parts of the city. The e-auction for 24 properties, five vacant plots for shop-cum-offices near Keys Hotel on Lodhi Club Road Ludhiana, two commercial plots at Jamalpur Awana on Chandigarh Road and at the back of Kailash Cinema, and 17 shops of various sizes at Barring Market on Old GT Road Ludhiana, was held today. The MC successfully auctioned three out of five plots E-AUCTION OF EIGHT PROPERTIES CANCELLED The MC successfully auctioned three out of five plots for SCOs near Keys Hotel. However, the auction of two commercial plots, four shops and two SCOs was cancelled, according to information. for SCOs near Keys Hotel. However, the auction of two commercial plots, four shops and two SCOs was cancelled, according to information. Joint Commissioner Kulpreet Singh said it was the first e-auction of properties organised by the MC. The civic body fetched Rs 7.74 crore by auctioning 16 properties, he said.
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