10102020-LT-01.qxd 10/10/2020 12:24 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE NO FOGGING ARRANGEMENTS IN AREAS OUTSIDE MC LIMITS PAGE 2 Several dengue cases are reported in areas outside MC limits every year but fogging has not been done so far. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MAN HELD WITH POPPY HUSK SHIVIN NARANG GETS CANDID ABOUT HIS NEW MUSIC VIDEO PAGE 3 REMEMBERING GHAZAL MAESTRO JAGJIT SINGH ON DEATH ANNIV None of the music legends has elicited as much love and appreciation as the late ghazal king Jagjit Singh. Actor Shivin Narang’s latest music video Sunn Zara has garnered a lot of praise from his fans and peers. MAX 37°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 21°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:01 PM PAGE 4 SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:27 AM SATURDAY | 10 OCTOBER 2020 | LUDHIANA Fewer than 100 cases Case registered against guards for killing dog on second day in dist Animal lovers fume Tribune News Service Ludhiana: The CIA 2 wing of the city police have nabbed a drug peddler and recovered 7 kg of poppy husk from his possession. He has been identified as Avtar Singh of Moga. The investigating officer, ASI Randhir Singh, said Avtar was nabbed at a naka on the Ferozepur road. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered. TNS SISTERS GO MISSING Ludhiana: Two minor sisters have gone missing under mysterious circumstances from Chandar Nagar. Salinder Sahni told the police that on October 5, when all family members were sleeping, their daughters, Pooja (17) and Khushbu (13) left home without informing the family. He suspected that the duo might have been kept in wrongful confinement by some persons. The Haibowal police have registered a case. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 2 pm: Sham Nagar, New BRS Nagar, Guru Amardas Nagar, Professor Colony, Sunrise Colony, Green Avenue, Sugandh Vihar, Kiran Vihar, Keys Hotel and adjoining areas EPFO office gets ISO certification Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 9 For extending timely services to employers and employees during the lockdown period, the Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) office here was granted ISO certification by the Ministry of Labour and Employment. Regional PF Commissioner Dheeraj Gupta said the regional office continued its service even in the lockdown through various digital modes due to which the office was given this status. He said all PF claims were cleared by the department in a timely manner and all complaints were also redressed. Gupta congratulated his entire staff for extending good services to people. Ludhiana witnesses 98 fresh infections, woman succumbs Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 9 Logging fewer than 100 cases for the second day today, the district witnessed 98 fresh infections while a woman lost her life to Covid. Twenty patients were on the ventilator support. A 48-year-old woman from Raikot succumbed at the DMCH. She was also suffering from hypertension and acute pancreatitis. The fresh infections include 20 cases referred from OPDs, 42 from flu corners and nine identified during contact tracing. Four policemen, one healthcare worker, three travellers and three under-trials were among fresh patients. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma said today that there were 587 active FIGURES OF LUDHIANA DISTRICT SAMPLES POSITIVE 3,15,982 19,040 ACTIVE CASES DEATHS 587 791 patients in the district. A total of 98 patients from Ludhiana district have tested positive in the past 24 hours. A total of 3,15,982 samples have been taken to date, of which the reports of 3,14,248 samples have been received. While 2,92,757 samples were found negative, the reports of 1,734 samples were pending. The number of patients from Ludhiana district is 19,040. Meanwhile, Christian Medical College and Hospital, under the CMC-CBM (Christoffel Blinden-Mission) Covid-19 Awareness Project provided hand sanitisers, face masks and personal protection kits to the doctors and workers at the base hospital, at rural areas of Hambran centre, Bilga centre, Lalton Kalan, Field Ganj, Jamalpur, to social workers in villages, panchayat members, ASHA and anganwadi workers, and needy patients. 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/ Factory manager among three held for burglary Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 9 The police today claimed to have solved the ice factory burglary with the arrest of a factory manager and two others. The police have recovered the stolen articles from them. Joint Commissioner of Police (Rural) Kanwardeep Kaur said those arrested had been identified as factory manager Anurag Tiwari, Santosh and a scrap dealer Joginder Ram. The police recovered 11 deep freezers, three motors, one air cooler, one gas furnace, 42 trays, one bench freezer machine, one cutter, one ceiling machine and several other things from them. Surmukh Singh had told the police that he owned Namdhari Ice Factory located at Katani Kalan. Owing to health issues, he could not go to the factory regularly. He had several workers to run the factory operations, namely Anurag, Sunny, Vikas, Jeetu, Shalu, Bhola, Krishan Kant, Gaurav, Chotu and Santosh. Surmukh said since he had health issues, he could not visit the factory for some days and entire work was being taken care of by his workers. After regaining health, he visited the factory. He was shocked to see that his workers had stolen all machines and other things from the factory. The suspects had also taken away one Maruti car, one laptop, one LED set, CCTV cameras and the DVR from the factory. The police official said more recoveries could be made once the other suspects were nabbed in the case. Dengue rears head 489 cases reported this season Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 9 It was only three days ago that the district witnessed a decrease in Covid-19 cases and it was after 65 days that less than 100 Covid cases were reported, but now to further add to the woes of residents of the city and the Health Department, dengue has started spreading its tentacles. This year so far, 489 cases of dengue have been reported from the district while last year, 1,509 cases were reported. Nearly 20-25 cases of dengue are being reported every day. Medical practitioners have observed that since initial symptoms of both dengue and coronavirus are same, many people are avoiding visits to doctors due to the fear of Covid test and adopting initial precautionary measures at their homes only. “Since the initial symptoms of dengue and Covid are same, people are avoiding visits to doctors due to the fear of Covid test. This is the biggest mistake they are committing. Earlier, the dis- ease was detected and more easily it was cured. There is nothing to be feared about the Covid test and it is for the well-being of a patient if it is done by a doctor,” said Dr Bajaj, a resident of the city. District Epidemiologist Ramesh said till now 489 cases of dengue had been reported this year and 18 anti-larve teams were constituted to check dengue transmission. Today, the anti-larvae teams of the Health Department checked the fire brigade office, Punjab Mandi Board office, Dana Mandi, post office at BRS Nagar, bus stand, police station at Daresi and the Police Commissioner office. However, larvae was not found at any place. The teams also distributed pamphlets and posters to spread awareness against dengue. Civil Surgeon Rajesh Bagga said every Friday should be observed as a ‘dry day’ and all flowerpots and fridge trays should be emptied and water should not be allowed to accumulate around houses. Ludhiana, October 9 “With a decline in the RE power generation cost, it is time now to reward consumers by passing on the decline in the RE power cost to end consumers by way of reduced power tariff.” According to Manish Garg, regulatory expert & consultant on renewable energy (RE), the objective of regulating price of renewable energy certificate (REC) through protection of floor price and forbearance price is to protect RAPID STRIDES He said, in fact, India has made rapid strides in building renewable power generation capacity. The country RE capacity has increased from 17.5 Gigawatt (GW) in June 2010 to 65 GW in 10 years on the back of promotional regulatory and market structure. Meanwhile, consumers have played a critical role in the promotion of RE generation by virtue of paying exorbitantly high retail prices for electricity for over a decade. This now needs to Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 9 Anguished animal lovers from Ludhiana city expressed their outrage at the alleged killing of a stray dog by the guards of a posh residential colony. “It is a heinous act to beat a poor animal to death. The dog was beaten so mercilessly that it succumbed to injuries late last night,” said Major Amarjeet Batth, a dog lover from the city. Another animal rights activist said that as per the reports the guards had apparently acted on the instructions of well-educated and well-heeled people. As Harjot Kaur, a student, says: “It is a matter of shame that poor animals are being treated so brutally. The animals too have a right to life. Who are we to snuff out the life of the poor, defenceless animals? Have we still not learnt our lessons even in the pandemic? We think that only humans have the right to exist on this planet. This is absolutely wrong. We have been robbing the planet of its biodiversity. We have been living selfishly with utter disregard for other forms of life.” Dr Aman Mann, an MBBS doctor who is an expert in the treatment and prevention of addiction, says that it has THE ANIMALS TOO HAVE RIGHT TO LIFE It is a matter of shame that poor animals are being treated so brutally. The animals too have a right to life. Who are we to snuff out the life of the poor, defenceless animals? This is absolutely wrong. We have been robbing the planet of its biodiversity. We have been living selfishly with utter disregard for other forms of life. Harjot Kaur, a student ❝ become ‘fashionable’ for people to say that they don’t want any stray dogs in the vicinity of their house. “They shoo the dogs away. Sometimes, the frightened animal, in its attempt to defend itself, behaves unnaturally and may resort to behaviour that is defensive,” she explains. Major Batth said that it is unfortunate that the community dogs are meted out such a brutal treatment. “These community dogs are excellent guard dogs. They guard our street at night. They are loyal and undemanding. And the only thing they require in return is some food and compassion,” he said. Farmers end ‘chakka jam’ midway Ludhiana, October 9 The Municipal Corporation has issued 11,750 challans against illegal advertisements from January 2019 to February 2020. Following an RTI application, the MC provided this information under the RTI Act to an activist, Rohit Sabharwal, who had also filed a complaint against illegal advertisements in the city in the past. As per information, 5,150 challans were issued by Zone D, followed by 3,750 by Zone B, 1,700 by Zone A and 1,150 by Zone C staff during this period. — TNS Ludhiana, October 9 Despite farmer unions giving a call for two-hour complete “chakka jam” across the state against lathi charge on protesting farmers in Haryana, the farmers staging a protest at the Ladhowal toll barrier ended the road block midway to clear the way for ambulances stuck in the traffic jam on the LudhianaJalandhar highway. Amarik Singh, leader of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Jalandhar), said farmers had been on a dharna at the Ladhowal toll barrier for the past over three days. However, vehicular movement was not stopped rather all commuters were allowed to pass through the barrier without paying toll fee. “As per the plan of all farmer unions across the Reduce power tariff as reward: Expert the interest of the investor and consumer. It must be aligned with new market realities to ensure unreasonable recovery by RE power generators and check unnecessary financial burden on consumers, he maintained. He said, in fact, India has made rapid strides in building renewable power generation capacity. The country RE capacity has increased from 17.5 Gigawatt (GW) in June 2010 to 65 GW in 10 years on the back of promotional regulatory and market structure. Jain that the guards of the Omaxe flats were hitting a stray dog that had entered the premises. Tanuj tried to stop the guards from hitting the animal, but in vain. Meanwhile, he, along with members of his society, reached there and saved the dog. The dog was rushed to GADVASU for treatment. It succumbed to injuries yesterday. Narula said a protest was held outside the Omaxe flats to seek justice for the dog today. The investigating officer, ASI Kulwant Singh, said efforts were on to identify the guards who killed the dog. Minna Zutshi Illegal ads: Over 11K challans Allow ambulances stuck in jam to pass through Ladhowal toll barrier issued in city Tribune News Service DECLINE IN RENEWABLE ENERGY POWER GENERATION COST Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, October 9 The Sadar police have registered a case of Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals against the guards of the Omaxe flats on the Pakhowal road after they killed a stray dog. The complainant, Sunil Kumar Narula, said he was the president of Animal Welfare and Protection Society. He said on October 6, he got a call from Tanuj change as the cost of power generated from newer, cleaner and greener RE in India has achieved grid parity in 2018-19 resulting in a significant decline in the cost of renewable energy in the last decade. Currently, conventional power segment referred to as obligator such as Discoms and Captive Power Plants, is required to either buy electricity generated by specified ‘green’ sources, or buy, in lieu of RECs, from the market to meet their renewable power purchase c m y b obligation (RPO). REC is a market-based instrument, introduced by the government and the regulator, to promote renewable energy and facilitate compliance of renewable purchase obligations (RPO) by Captive Power Plants, Discoms and conventional power generators which do not have RE generating resources or 270-day sunshine or face the challenge of being located in a coastal area thereby experiencing a great deal of cloudy weather, added Garg. Farmers protest at the Ladhowal toll barrier on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN state, a two-hour road block was to be carried out across Punjab today. The moment we started out protest at the Ladhowal toll barrier around 12.15 pm, there was a massive traffic jam on the highway. Ambulances and other emergency vehicles got stuck in the jam. Going the humanitarian way, we immediately decided to lift the road block and all vehicles were allowed to pass,” said Amarik. He, however, said their routine protest would continue at the toll barrier and commuters would not pay toll fee. Trains cancelled till Oct 11 Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 9 With no solution of the ongoing ‘rail roko’ agitation by farmers against the Central Farm Acts in sight, the Railways has announced the extension of cancellation, short-termination and shortorigination of all Covid special trains operating in the region till October 11. Further decision in this respect would be taken depending upon the situation on Sunday, said a railway official. It was stated that three pairs of trains – 02425/26 New Delhi-Jammu Tawi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, 02053/54 Haridwar-AmritsarHaridwar Janshtabdi Express and 20925/26 Ambala Cantt-Kalka-Ambala Cantt Link Pashchim Express trains were cancelled till October 11. Partially cancelled trains 02903/04 Mumbai CentralAmritsar-Mumbai Central Golden Temple Mail (between Ambala Cantt and Amritsar) till Oct 11, 02925/26 Bandra Terminus-AmritsarBandra Terminus Paschim Express (between Ambala Cantt and Amritsar), 02715/16 Nanded-Amritsar-Nanded Sachkhand Express (between New Delhi and Amritsar), 03307/08 DhanbadFerozepur-Dhanbad Ganga Sutlej Express (between Ambala Cantt and Ferozepur), 04649/50 JaynagarAmritsar-Jaynagar Saryu Yamuna Express (between Ambala Cantt and Amristar), 04673/74 Jaynagar-AmritsarJaynagar Shaheed Express (between Ambala Cantt and Amritsar), 04651/52 AmritsarJaynagar Humsafar Express (between New Delhi and Amritsar), 02057/58 New Delhi-Una-New Delhi Himachal Express (between Ambala Cantt and Una), 02357/58 Amritsar-Kolkata Durgiana Express (between Ambala Continued on page 2
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