07102020-LT-01.qxd 10/7/2020 12:27 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE MINISTER HAILS SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR SC STUDENTS PAGE 2 ACTRESS NITI TAYLOR SHARES WEDDING VIDEO ON INSTAGRAM Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu hails state government’s move to launch scholarship scheme for SC students. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF TWO ARRESTED IN THEFT CASES Ludhiana: The police claimed to have arrested two persons allegedly involved in theft incidents. ASI Sunil Kumar said the suspects had been identified as Jeetu and Vicky while their another aide Raju managed to escape. He said the duo were arrested during checking of vehicles at Phullanwal Chowk. They recovered a TVS scooter, a laptop, a motorcycle and some jewellery from the suspects. A case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC has been registered against them at Dugri the police station. TNS LIP MLA TO PROTEST AGAINST FARM ACTS Ludhiana: To mark their protest against the three farm Acts, Lok Insaaf Party chief MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains announced to gherao the residence of Union Minister of state Som Parkash in Phagwara on October 8. Bains said they were going to protest to awaken the dormant conscience of BJP leaders living in the state. He said they should raise issues of farmers with the Central Government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. TNS VEHICLE GOES MISSING Ludhiana: Tata LPT, a commercial vehicle, has been stolen from Gill Road, here. In his complaint, Dalvir Singh said after parking his vehicle outside Nankana Sahib Public School on Gill Road on October 3, he went to his house. He found his vehicle missing the next morning. The police registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC against unidentified persons at the Dehlon police station. TNS PAGE 3 Television actress Niti Taylor shares that she tied the knot with Pariskshit Bawa on August 13. MAX 36°C | MIN 18°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 18°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:04 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:25 AM 156 patients sent to home quarantine, 20 on ventilator, toll 782 Tribune News Service People get their Covid test done from a mobile testing van on the outskirts of Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO FIGURES OF LUDHIANA DISTRICT SAMPLES POSITIVE 3,02,393 18,739 ACTIVE CASES DEATHS 680 782 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/ are having doubts and fear in ❝PeopleCovid-19 sampling, hence masstheir minds regarding media teams are clearing all doubts and helping them to come forward for sampling. Sampling has also been increased in the district to cover maximum population. They should come forward to give samples so that maximum cases can be tracked. Rajesh Kumar Bagga, CIVIL SURGEON ❞ teams are clearing out all doubts and helping people to come forward for sampling. Bumpy ride Sampling has also been increased in the district to cover maximum population,” the Civil Surgeon said. The importance of sampling is to find asymptomatic positive patients at an early stage and break the chain of coronavirus. Asymptomatic persons were the cause of concern in the present time. He said the government was taking several efforts to fight the virus but people’s support was equally important. Meanwhile, Government Urban Community Health Centre (UCHC), Vardhman, here, today ceased to be a Covid isolation centre. “It is matter of satisfaction and pleasure that with the grace of the almighty no death was reported here and no regular staff at the UCHC was infected with Covid during the past six months,” said Dr Amita Jain, Senior Medical Officer, UCHC, Vardhman. Mishaps claim two lives Commuters are facing inconvenience due to the poor condition of a stretch of Dhandran Road near Dugri in Ludhiana. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN Ludhiana, October 6 Two persons lost their lives in separate road mishaps in the past 24 hours. A 40-year-old woman died when a speeding truck hit her Honda Activa scooter. She got crushed under the vehicle on Tajpur Road here. The deceased has been identified as Kawaljit Kaur of Guru Arjan Dev Nagar, here. Karandeep Singh, son of the deceased, said his mother had gone to get milk from a dairy on her scooter on Monday. When she was returning home, a speeding truck hit her scooter. She fell on the road and got crushed under a front tyre of the truck. As per the police, the truck driver managed to escape, leaving the truck on the spot. A case under Sections 304-A, 279, 337, 338 and 427, IPC, has been registered against the unidentified truck driver. In another incident, a 31-yearold man man lost his life when a speeding truck rammed into a stationary container near Dhandari Bridge on the national highway. He has been identified as Arif of Saharanpur district of UP Constable Jagjivan . Singh said the man was standing near the container when the truck rammed into the container and he got crushed under a rear tyre of the container and died on the spot. Two others also injured in the mishap. A case under Sections 279, 427 and 304-A, IPC, has been registered against the unidentified truck driver, said Jagjivan. — TNS GST evasion: Bizmen want Centre to take action Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 6 The All-Industries’ Trade Forum (AITF) claimed that in the state, the GST collection was minimum to the tune of 2.69 per cent due to “bogus billing” and “underinvoicing” that led to an evasion of ~12,000 crore GST. Badish Jindal, AITF president, has written to the Prime Minister, requesting him to conduct a CBI inquiry to unearth “the scam of huge evasion of the GST”. Jindal said the primary (agricultural) economy in ❝ Even if we enhance the collection by 25 per cent, the data is still much below the national average. Other states such as Haryana too have a huge chunk of agricultural economy, but their GST collection is a lot better. Even after huge tax evasion in Ludhiana and Fatehgarh Sahib, the government didn’t bother to replace the head of the GST Department. Badish Jindal, PRESIDENT, AITF the state is 25 per cent of the state’s GDP. “Even if we enhance the collection by 25 per cent, the data is still much below the national average. Other states such as Haryana too ❞ have a huge chunk of agricultural economy, but their GST collection is a lot better,” said Jindal. He said Punjab was getting the highest percentage of the GST compensation — 13 per cent of its revenue in 2018-19 and 11 per cent in 2019-20. The national average of compensation was two per cent of the total revenue in 2018-19 and three per cent in 2019-20, he said. The AITF studied the steel manufacturing and consumption data of the state according to which, Punjab produces around 2.7 million tonnes of steel and also consumes around 2.9 million tonnes. “So, the average collection of state from steel shall be above ~3,500 crore, whereas the actual collection is c m y b PAGE 4 Show actor Divyenndu Sharma says to play a character like Munna, who is emotionally unstable, is not easy. Four more succumb to Covid, 85 test positive Ludhiana, October 6 Today, 85 persons tested positive for Covid while four lost their lives to the virus. Today, 20 patients were on ventilator while 156 were sent to home quarantine. Those who lost their lives today include a 90-year-old woman from Madhopuri, who was admitted to the CMCH. She was also suffering from the coronary artery disease. Other three patients who succumbed today were admitted to the DMCH. They include two men, aged 67year-old and 43-year-old, residents of Khanna and Haibowal, respectively. The 43-year-old had a co-morbidity of organophosphate poisoning (OP) while the 67year-old was a diabetic. A 53-year-old woman, who was a diabetic, was among the four persons who died today. Of those who tested positive today, 23 were referred from OPDs, 33 from flu corners, 12 were contacts of positive persons, four were healthcare workers while tracing of 12 is under process. Ludhiana Civil Surgeon Rajesh Kumar Bagga has urged people to come forward for sampling so that maximum Covid cases could be tracked to curb the spread of the virus. “People were having doubts and fear in their minds regarding Covid sampling, hence mass media MIRZAPUR 2CAST SHARES WHAT IT TAKES TO PLAY EDGY CHARACTERS much below this,” he said. Even in his Budget speech, the Finance Minister of Punjab highlighted the issue of bogus GST billing in the state. “However, no efforts were made to correct the system. Even after huge tax evasion in Ludhiana and Fatehgarh Sahib, the government didn’t bother to replace the head of the GST Department,” said Badish Jindal. The Central Government must intervene in Punjab and other similar states having low GST collections, said Jindal. WEDNESDAY | 7 OCTOBER 2020 | LUDHIANA Vehicle thieves’ gang busted, 5 held Tribune News Service MODUS OPERANDI Ludhiana, October 6 The police on Tuesday claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of vehicle lifters who used to steal Mahindra Bolero Pik-Up and other vehicles from Punjab and Haryana. Disclosing this here today, Khanna SSP Harpreet Singh said on the basis of secret inputs, a team of the Khanna police laid a trap near Chomon village and apprehended five persons with stolen vehicles. He said the suspects were allegedly selling spare parts of the stolen vehicles at a scrap godown of Amrik Ram and Vicky Ram in Model Town, Maloud, after dismantling the same. SSP Harpreet Singh said under the supervision of Manpreet Singh, SP-l Khanna, and Hardeep Singh DSP , Payal, Inspector Karnail Singh, Payal SHO, and Inspector Gurmail Singh, in- The police said the suspects were allegedly selling spare parts of stolen vehicles at a scrap godown at Model Town in Maloud after dismantling the vehicles. charge, CIA, Khanna, along with a police party, have apprehended the miscreants. He said the suspects had been identified as Naresh, alias Kalu, of Biran village, Bhiwani in Haryana, Neeraj of Sheetal Nagar, Rohtak, Lakhvir Singh, alias Lakhi, of Bhasod village in Sangrur, Amrik Ram and Vicky Ram from Maloud, Ludhiana. He added that the police had recovered two stolen Bolero Pik-Up vehicles (HR37 E 3310 and PBII BR 6285) from their possession. He said during the interrogation, the suspects revealed that they had stolen these vehicles from Ambala along with their accomplices Amrik Ram, Vicky Ram, and Deepak. They had also admitted that they had stolen vehicles from Ambala, Hisar, Patiala, Sangrur and Dhuri. He said they used to dismantle the vehicles and sell their spare parts to Amrik Ram for around Rs 60,000. The SSP said the interrogation led to the sealing of a godown belonging to Amrik and Vicky where they used to store stolen vehicles and spare parts and dismantle them in pieces to sell it further in the market. Further, they were still being quizzed and there was a possibility of major disclosures. Other suspects would be arrested soon. A case under Sections 379, 411, 201 of the IPC was registered. He said many pending cases were being solved with their arrest of these vehicle lifters. Earlier, 20 FIRs were registered against them in Haryana and 12 in Punjab. Mayor, councillors leave for Jodhpur to study C&D waste management Ludhiana, October 6 Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, Leader of Opposition Harbhajan Singh Dang and some other councillors along with a few officials went to Jodhpur today to conduct study about the functioning of the carcass utilisation plant and the plant for management of construction and demolition (C&D) waste. The councillors, including Jai Parkash, Kuldeep Janda, OP Ratra, Rakesh Prashar, Gurdeep S Neetu and Sukhdev Singh Sheera, are part of the team. They will study the functioning of the C&D waste management Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu and councillors in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO plant in Jodhpur so that the MC can take measures to get such a plant set up in the city. As per the Mayor, they will study the functioning of the C&D waste management and carcass utilisation plants in Jodhpur. They will stay two days there. MC officials and councillors recently visited Indore to study the solid waste management system there. — TNS
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