05102020-LT-01.qxd 10/4/2020 11:06 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE CONGRESS WORKERS EXPRESS SOLIDARITY WITH FARMERS PAGE 2 Congress workers of Sahnewal participate in Kheti Bachao Rally at Raikot, say farm laws anti-farmer. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF ONE HELD FOR RAPE OF MINOR GIRL WOMAN HIT BY BIKE, INJURED Ludhiana: Motia Devi (55) of Guru Nanak Nagar here was hit by a speeding motorcycle while she was waiting for an autorickshaw near Lal Singh Nagar on GT Road on September 30 in the evening. She suffered a fracture of hip bone and was admitted to a local hospital. The victim said she had later learnt that Kulwinder Singh, a resident of Hussainpura village, was the person driving a motorcycle (PB10FF-5154), who had rammed into her while recklessly driving the bike. The police have booked Kulwinder under Sections 279/337 of the IPC. OC ONE NABBED WITH 4.5-KG GANJA Ludhiana: The police have arrested Sanjay Kumar, a resident of Kabir Nagar in Basti Jodhewal, with a blackcoloured plastic carry bag containing 4.5 kg of 'ganja'. He has been booked under sections 20/61/85 of the NDPS Act. OC ONE ARRESTED FOR SELLING TOBACCO Ludhiana: Ajit Kumar, a resident of "Soni Da Vehra" in Dugri, was arrested by the police for selling chewing tobacco at a public place in Labour Colony, Dugri, in violation of the ban orders. A case under Section 188 of the IPC has been registered against him. OC AKSHAY KUMAR OPENS UP ON SUSHANT SINGH’S DEATH Disney+ Hotstar’s Marvel’s 616 docu-series gives viewers a deeper look into the creative world of Marvel. MAX 37°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 19°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:07 PM PAGE 4 Actor Akshay Kumar shares a video in which he opens up about the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:23 AM 10 more succumb to virus MONDAY | 5 OCTOBER 2020 | LUDHIANA Pursuing dream career 161 fresh cases surface in district, 27 patients on ventilator Tribune News Service Ludhiana: The police have arrested Som Raj, a migrant from Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh and at present residing at Hargobind Pura, under Sections 376 of the IPC and 4 of the POCSO Act for allegedly raping a 14year-old minor girl on October 1. Raman, mother of the victim, told the police that her daughter had gone to the roof of the house to put wet clothes on the line for drying around 11 am when the victim forcibly took her to a vacant room and raped her. OC PAGE 3 MARVEL’S 616 DOCU-SERIES SET TO STREAM FROM NOV 20 Ludhiana, October 4 Today, 161 people tested positive for Covid in the district while 10 patients succumbed to the virus. Twentyseven patients were on ventilator support, 16 from Ludhiana and 11 from other districts. Those who lost their lives to Covid include a 32-year-old man from SBS Nagar who was also suffering from epilepsy, a 48-year-old man from Samrala who also had a coronary heart disease and hypertension, a 57-year-old woman from Prem Vihar Colony (died at the PGI) and a 53-year-old woman from Lohara (Civil Hospital) who was also suffer- FIGURES OF LUDHIANA DISTRICT SAMPLES POSITIVE 2,94,230 18,494 ACTIVE CASES DEATHS 849 770 ing from diabetes. Six deceased were in the age group of 60-70 years. They had co-morbidities such as hypertension, diabetes and HIV and belonged to South City, Partap Bazaar, Vikas Nagar, Gobindpura, New Subzi Mandi and Jassian Road. 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/ Of fresh positive cases, 49 people reported at various OPDs, 63 at flu corners and 16 were contacts of positive patients. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma said there were 849 active patients in the district. A total of 190 patients (161 new patients from Ludhiana district and 29 from other states/districts) have tested positive in the past 24 hours. A total of 2,94,230 samples have been taken, of which the reports of 2,92,276 samples have been received. While 2,71,437 samples tested negative, the reports of 1,954 samples were pending. Sharma said the total number of patients related to Ludhiana was 18,494. As many as 44,373 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and the number of such persons at present is 2,921. Today, 132 persons were asked to home-quarantine themselves. More teams to ensure hassle-free testing Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 4 For hassle-free and easy sampling for Covid, various teams have been formed at healthcare facilities. The waiting time for each person coming for a voluntary test has been reduced to 15 minutes. Additional teams and sampling sites, booths and kiosks are being set up at the health facilities. At the Civil Hospital, at least three additional teams at three sites are to be constituted apart from flu corners for collection of samples from those who come for a walk-in testing. At least one team will continue taking samples till 4 pm after the OPD hours. SAMPLING TO CONTINUE AFTER OPD HOURS At the Civil Hospital, at least three additional teams at three sites are to be constituted apart from flu corners for collection of samples from those who come for a walk-in testing. At least one team will continue taking samples till 4 pm after the OPD hours. At the sub-divisional hospital, at least two addition- al teams will be constituted in addition to the flu cor- Brother duo booked for credit card fraud in city Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 4 The police have registered a case under Sections 420/465/467/468/471/120-B of the IPC and Section 6(D) of the IT Act against Alok Kumar and his brother Veenu Kumar, both residents of Ram Nagar in Mundian Kalan, for fraud, cheating, forgery and fabrication of documents on a complaint of Krishan Kumar, a resident of Bhamian Kalan. The complainant alleged that he had given copies of PAN card, Aadhaar card, Income Tax returns and email ID to the suspects for getting a credit card made from the bank. The complainant said his credit card was never made and on the basis of the documents provided by him, the suspects got a credit card made in the name of his brother Veenu Kumar. He said he was shocked when he was intimated by HDFC Bank and the State Bank of India that credit card dues of Rs 80,000 were pending against his name. The police are investigating the matter. In another case of fraud and cheating, the police have booked Urmila Rani, her son Deepak Kumar, Rajiv Aggarwal, Sarika Aggarwal, all residents of Durgapuri, Haibowal, and Kuldeep Kumar Goyal, a resident of Sunil Park, under Sections 420/120-B of the IPC on a complaint of Palakdeep and his mother Sudesh Gupta, both residents of Lakkar Bazaar. The complainant said they had purchased a plot measuring 200 sq yd in Chander Nagar for Rs 10.5 lakh. After they had made full and final payment to the suspects, the latter refused to get the sale deed registered in their name. ners and one team will continue taking samples till 4 pm for those coming for a walk-in test. At the community health centres, one additional team will be constituted in addition to the flu corner for walk-in testing. Trained manpower such as ayurvedic medical officer, pharmacy officer, community health officers and other paramedic staff will be deputed for sample collection. The manpower for supporting data entry/computer operators and assistants from other departments such as school education, technical education, etc, may be put on duty at these sampling sites. IAS aspirants come out of a centre after appearing for the UPSC civil services exam in Ludhiana on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN REPORT ON P2 Man robbed of motorcycle Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 4 Two Activa-borne youths took away a motorcycle by force from Rajinder Kumar of Prem Vihar on Tibba Road on Friday evening near Shivpuri Puli. The complainant told the police that the miscreants accosted him at the bridge and took away his bike (PB-91G8289) after intimidating him with a sharp weapon. The police have registered a case under Sections 379B/34 of the IPC. Manmohan Singh, a resident of Sarinh village, has reported theft of his New Holland tractor (HR-24P9261) on Friday night from outside his house. He stated in his complaint that he had parked his tractor in the street but in the morning it was found missing. The police have booked unknown persons under Section 379 of the IPC. ~50,000 stolen from scooter box In another case, the police have booked two persons, identified as Shanty and Kewal Singh, both residents of Kutbewal Gujjran village under Sections 379, 323, 506, 341 and 34 of the IPC for alleged assault and theft of Rs 50,000 from Sukhdev Singh, a resident of the same village. In his complaint, Sukhdev told the police that he had gone to the house of Satnam Singh to collect the instalment of a monthly kitty and had parked his Activa scooter outside. An amount of Rs 50,000 collected from other members was kept in dickey of the two-wheeler. He said the suspect, riding a motorcycle, quarreled with him over parking of scooter in the street and after beating him up took the scooter along as he ran inside Satnam’s house to save himself. The complainant said when his scooter was returned back, the money kept in the dickey was missing. Gang of thieves, snatchers busted; 2 held Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 4 The police have arrested two members of a gang of snatchers and thieves and claimed to have solved several cases of snatching and theft reported in the city and elsewhere. Those arrested have been identified as Baljit Ram, alias Rinku, a resident of Paddi Jagir village, under the Goraya police station, Jalandhar district, and Ashish Kumar, alias Shashi, a resident of Mahal village, under the same police station. The duo had snatched a gold chain from Krishan Gopal on Sekhewal Road in the Daresi police station area MODUS OPERANDI The arrested thieves say they dismantled the stolen twowheelers and sold the spare parts to mechanics or scrap dealers to evade detection. Both snatchers in police custody in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO on September 18 while he was going on foot. In the course of interrogation, the police recovered a gold chain weighing about one tola (10 gm) and parts of a stolen motorcycle. In addition to a case under Section 379-B/34 of the IPC registered at the Daresi police station, both accused have a criminal record with cases under Sections 379-B as well as 323/324/148/149 of the IPC registered at the police stations of Phagwara City and Goraya City. According to the police, the snatchers had stated that they dismantled the stolen two-wheelers and sold the spare parts to mechanics or scrap dealers to evade detection. Players eagerly wait for reopening of stadiums 6 booked in assault Anil Datt Ludhiana, October 4 It is more than six months that sports competitions are not held amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Though the administration has permitted local players to attend general fitness sessions and that too in small batches as per the standard operating procedures (SOP), the buzz at playgrounds is missing as sportspersons have been restricted from visiting their places of coaching/training due to the fear of getting infected. As restrictions have been there for quite a long time now, the players are keeping their fingers crossed and eagerly waiting for the reopening of the stadia and coaching centres to resume their regular practice sessions. Trainees, who are registered with the sports wings and enrolled under the residential schemes of the Punjab Sports Department and the local Sports Authority of India (SAI) Training Centre, were also asked to return to their native places when the lockdown was announced in March-end. They are still there, participating in sports activities online. Like other players, judokas ❝Nothing matches the expert guidance. We hopefitthe virus subsides and players resume training and be before the competitions commence. Priya and Aryan, both medal winners of national-level tournaments, are feeling the pinch of not attending routine practice sessions. Aryan (21), a BA-III student Priya and Aryan at Panjab University, Chandigarh, carved a niche for himself by bagging a gold medal in the below 73-kg weight category in the Junior National Judo Championship held at c m y b Lucknow in 2019. He again hogged limelight last year as the gritty boy clinched a gold medal in the Khelo India Youth Games at Guwahati in Assam. Besides, he secured a bronze medal in the All India Inter-Universities Judo Championship in Amritsar. Similarly, Priya, a BA-III student at Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj, proved her mettle by winning a gold medal in the below 70-kg weight group in the All India Inter-Varsity Judo Championship held in Chandigarh in 2018. Prior to this, she bagged a bronze medal in the Junior National Judo Competition at Shillong in 2016. Last year, she participated in the World Universities Games wherein Priya got the exposure of competing against the best talent in the world. The duo follows a fitness schedule, which includes weightlifting (buckets full of water), rope skipping and situps, while staying at home. They also visit the coaching centre at the multipurpose indoor hall opposite Guru Nanak Stadium in the evening daily for other exercises. “Nothing matches the expert guidance of a trained coach. We hope the virus subsides and players resume training and be fit before the competitions commence,” they said. case, shots fired Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 4 The police have booked six persons along with their unknown accomplices in a case of assault. Six persons, identified as Sumit Shankar, his brothers Vicky Shankar and Bablu Shankar, residents of Lov Kush Nagar, along with Raja Dureja, resident of Gurpreet Nagar, Satnam, Nanu and four others have been booked by under Sections 307/323/324/506/148/149 of the IPC on a complaint of Sahil Verma, a resident of Kila Mohalla. The complainant said he had gone to the office of a former councillor, Amrik, for settlement of a dispute with Satnam on Saturday. “During discussion, Bablu Shankar exchanged hot words with me and called in his accomplices who assaulted me. When I tried to enter my house, Sumit Shankar opened fire at me. The bullet hit the gate of the house and thereafter the assailant fired shots into the air,” said the complainant. The police are investigating and no arrest has been made so far.
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