04102020-LT-01.qxd 10/3/2020 11:17 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE CATTLE SHED READY, STRAYS STILL ROAM ON ROADS IN CITY PAGE 2 Even after spending lakhs on cattle shed at Burj Pawat village, MC is yet to commence shifting of strays. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF SMART CITY: REVIEW MEETING HELD Ludhiana: Ludhiana Smart City Limited (LSCL) CEO-cum-MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal and Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu conducted a meeting to review projects of the Smart City Mission with officials concerned here on Saturday. Sandhu said the statues of martyrs would be beautified under the mission. He said a discussion was also held on the proposed plant for management of construction and demolition (C&D) waste. TNS MAN HELD WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR Ludhiana: The anti-smuggling cell has nabbed a liquor peddler and recovered 30 cases of illicit liquor from his possession. The suspect has been identified as Narinder Singh, a resident of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. The investigating officer, ASI Davinder Singh, said they received a tip-off that the suspect was into liquor smuggling and he had stored a huge quantity of liquor at his home. The police raided his house and nabbed him with illicit liquor. A case under the the Excise Act has been registered against him. TNS MOBILE SNATCHED FROM RESIDENT Ludhiana: Two bike-borne persons snatched a mobile phone from a man near Jalandhar bypass. Complainant Anil Kumar, a resident of Shivpuri, told the police that he was heading towards his home when snatchers cornered him. He said the duo pointed a sharp weapon at him and snatched his mobile phone. The police have identified both suspects as Hemant and Rohit. TNS HIMESH RESHAMMIYA OFFERS YOUNGSTERS A BIG CHANCE SUNSET SUNDAY 6:08 PM 10 fatalities take death toll to 760 135 fresh infections reported in district C VID-19 PANDEMIC Tribune News Service Recoveries increasing Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma said under the “Mission Fateh” of the Punjab Government, the number of Covid-19 patients getting cured in A swab sample being taken in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA FIGURES OF LUDHIANA DISTRICT SAMPLES POSITIVE 2,86,688 18,333 ACTIVE CASES DEATHS 868 760 Ludhiana district was increasing with each passing day. There are 868 active patients in the district at present. He said a total of 179 patients (135 new patients from Ludhiana district and 44 from other states/districts) had tested positive in the past 24 hours. A total of 2,86,688 samples have been taken, of which the report of 2,84,711 samples have been received. While 2,64,062 samples tested negative, the reports of 1,977 sam- 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/ ples were pending. The number of patients from Ludhiana district is 18,333. The death toll has reached 760 in the district. As many as 44,240 persons have been placed under home quarantine and the number of such cases at present is 3,087. Today, 108 more were placed under home isolation. Today, 3,688 samples were sent for testing. Sharma appealed to the residents to follow all directions of the Punjab Government. Amid Covid times, a tribute to optimism Minna Zutshi Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 3 There is always the first time – the maiden attempt to do hitherto untried things. The ‘first’ has its own quaint charm and novelty value. It stays in the memory for long and when it is revisited, it comes with a layering of nostalgia that is hard to shrug off. Nostalgia also brings with it a new possibility, a possibility replete with hope even in the midst of despair. No wonder, a book which records the ‘first experiences’ is a tribute to the optimism that asserts itself in most unlikely circumstances. The book, “Trails and Turns – Life Journey”, was ‘born’ in the times when disease and death were spreading their tentacles – the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. This book is an anthology of 21 short stories in English language. The stories relate to contributors’ ‘first experience’ and are based on authors’ experience as to how they faced a situation for the first time in life. Of the 11 authors who have penned these stories, most are first or second time writers. Four authors are from Punjab. Rakesh Bakshi, a writer who has to his credit two other books, including ‘Guwahati to Machhiwara’, is Ludhiana based. He has penned two stories for the anthology – ‘First Zoom Meeting’, ‘First Selfie with Granddaughter’. “For this anthology, we writ- PRIYANKA CHOPRA UNVEILS THE COVER OF HER MEMOIR On listening to 2 singers at Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs, he couldn't help but give a life-changing offer to them. MAX 36°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 20°C Ludhiana, October 3 Today, 135 Covid cases were reported in the district while 10 persons lost their lives to the virus. Twentynine persons were on ventilator support. A four-month-old baby, who was also suffering from myocarditis, succumbed to Covid at SPS Hospital. Six men, who were aged around 60, died of Covid in the district. They belonged to Utala Samrala, Samrala Road, Phullanwal village, Urban Estate, Durgi; Haibowal Kalan and Joshi Nagar. These patients were suffering from hypertension and diabetes as well. Two deceased aged around 50 belonge to New Kundanpuri and Vikas Nagar. A 47year-old man was brought dead at the DMCH. Those who tested positive of Covid include 61 persons who were referred by flu corners and 19 from OPDs. Ten police personnel and five healthcare workers were among fresh patients. PAGE 3 ANTHOLOGY OF 21 SHORT STORIES No wonder, a book which records the ‘first experiences’ is a tribute to the optimism that asserts itself in most unlikely circumstances. The book, “Trails and Turns – Life Journey”, was ‘born’ in the times when disease and death were spreading their tentacles – the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. This book is an anthology of 21 short stories in English language. ers connected through social media. I have been active on Twitter and Facebook. My book, ‘Journey from Guwahati to Machhiwara”, which has 20 short stories peppered with comedy, wit and humour, has been quite well received. It finds place in 519 libraries in India and 16 libraries in the US,” says Bakshi who retired as Senior Manager from a nationalised bank. Bakshi shares with us his lessons from the pandemic. “These are not easy times. Not just Covid, diseases like dengue and typhoid are also being reported in large numbers. As responsible citizens, we have to follow all precautionary measures. We have to accept that our social life is somewhat restricted now. Leaders don’t have any magic wand to shoo away the diseases,” he says. “Stay positive. Steer clear of negativity. Take all precautions,” he says, adding that writing can act as a stress buster! c m y b PAGE 4 The international star’s upcoming memoir titled Unfinished will be released on January 19, 2021. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:23 AM SUNDAY | 4 OCTOBER 2020 | LUDHIANA Fire breaks out at quilt factory In another fire, record & furniture burnt at district courts building Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 3 The city witnessed two fire incidents today. A fire broke out at PVR Factory on the Bahadurke road that manufactures quilts and mattresses around 3.15 pm today. Owing to the intense heat, the firemen could not enter the premises. They had to break two side walls to gain entry into the premises. A person alleged that his relative got stuck inside the factory but the firemen found no one inside. A fireman in action at the district courts complex in Ludhiana on Saturday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN Till 7 pm, the firemen were still engaged in rescue operation. Sub-fire Officer Navrang Singh, who led the rescue operation, said more that 40 fire engines were pressed into service in turns and efforts were on to completely douse the flame. Meanwhile, a fire also broke out at the first floor of the district courts complex building here. Furniture and government record were said to be destroyed in the fire. A short-circuit was said to be the cause of fire. Hit-&-run accidents MC’s appeal to claim two lives in city religious bodies Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 3 Two persons were killed in separate hit-and-run accidents in the city. In first incident reported from the Shiv chowk, a 21year-old boy, identified as Tikka Ram, was crushed to death under the wheels of a rashly driven vehicle. Dhan Bahadar told the police that his nephew worked at the Nahar Oswal factory. On October 1, he was returning home from the factory. When he reached the Shiv chowk, he was hit by an unknown vehicle. Passersby rushed the victim to the hospital where he was declared brought dead. The Moti Nagar police have registered a case against an unknown driver and started checking CCTV footage to get some clue about the vehicle. In the other incident reported on the national highway at Sahnewal, a car rammed into a stationary truck. Depinder Singh of Rajasthan told the police that on Thursday night, he, along with his friends Ketan Mehta, Ashwani Kumar and Rinku Puri, also from Rajasthan, was heading towards Dalhousie. When they reached near Sahnewal, his friend, who was driving, could not notice a truck parked on the road and rammed into it. Ketan suffered severe head injuries in the accident that proved fatal. The investigating officer, ASI Harpal Singh, said the truck driver fled the scene after the accident. The truck has been impounded. MC staff create awareness during the cleanliness campaign on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 3 Teams of the Municipal Corporation today visited various religious places and appealed to preachers and religious leaders to support the cleanliness drive. The 15-day cleanliness drive with the theme, “My waste, My responsibility”, was launched on October 2 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The MC offi- cials appealed to the religious bodies to keep separate bins for collection of dry and wet waste. They were also requested not to use the banned thermocol items and plastic carry bags whenever any programme was organised. Meanwhile, former councillor Inder Aggarwal participated in the MC drive at Ward 57. The MC aims at improving its ranking in Swachh Survekshan 2021.
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