12102020-LT-01.qxd 10/12/2020 12:22 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE PROTEST AGAINST SINGER: CHIEF MINISTER’S EFFIGY BURNT PAGE 2 Amar Shaheed Sukhdev Welfare Society seeks action for alleged comments against Shaheed Bhagat Singh. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MAN ARRESTED WITH HEROIN Ludhiana: The Police Division 2 have nabbed a resident of Preet Nagar, Ferozepur city and recovered 20 gm of heroin from his possession. The suspect has been identified as Samuel. ASI Des Raj said acting on a tip-off, the suspect was arrested on old Jail Road and heroin was recovered from him. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against the suspect. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 9 am to 6 pm: Tagore Nagar, College road, New DMC, Dussehra Ground, Upkar Nagar, Prem Nagar, Cemetery road, Kitchlu Nagar, KVM school, Kundanpuri, Upkar Nagar, Champa Street, Guru Nanak Pura, Chawwni Mohalla, Salem Tapri, Dana Mandi, Sabzi Mandi, Nanak Nagar, Chandni Chowk, Bhora, Silver Kunj, Janakpuri, Ashok Nagar, Jalandhar bypass, Peeru Banda, Aman Nagar, Manna Singh Nagar, Rishi Nagar (all blocks), Sher-e-Punjab Colony, Punj Peer road, Joshi Nagar, New Tagore Nagar, Durgapuri, 22 Futta Road, Naseeb Enclave, Pavittar Nagar, Dairy complex and adjoining areas, Gandhi Nagar, Basant Nagar, Purana Bazaar, Brahmpuri, whole ares near Daresi Ground, Chaura Bazaar and all adjoining markets, Division No. 3, Old Madhopuri, Iqbal Ganj, Kesar Ganj, Deepak Cinema Road, Bhadaur House, old sabzi mandi area, old court road, old city and adjoining areas. DELNAAZ TAKES INSPIRATION FROM MARDAANI TO PLAY COP 5 more succumb, 91 fresh infections Ludhiana, October 11 Ninetyone more persons tested positive for Covid here today, while five (all from Ludhiana) lost their lives, which included three men and two women. Twelve patients were on ventilator support. Those who succumbed to the virus included a 73-yearold male from Samrala who was also suffering from hypertension and diabetes and was admitted to the Civil Hospital. Two more patients, admitted to the Civil Hospital, died today. One of them was a 62-yearold woman from Mohalla Baura with co-morbidity of hypertension and diabetes and a 64-year-old male from the Rahon road with co-morbidity of hypertension. Another two patients who lost their lives today included a 71year-old woman from Millergunj who was admitted to Fortis Hospital and a 65-year-old man from Shakti Nagar who was admitted to SPS Hospital. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma said there were 487 active patients in the district at present. He said a total of 102 patients (91 new patients from FIGURES OF LUDHIANA DISTRICT SAMPLES POSITIVE 3,24,462 19,174 ACTIVE CASES DEATHS 487 799 Ludhiana district and 11 from other states/districts) had tested positive in the last 24 hours. He said till date, a total of 3,24,462 samples had been taken, out of which the reports of 3,22,641 samples had been received. Of these, 3,00,992 samples were found negative, while the reports of 1,821 samples were pending. The total number of patients related to Ludhiana was 19,174, while 2,475 patients were related to other districts/states. He said now the total number of persons who had lost their lives included 799 from Ludhiana and 289 from other districts. He added that till date, 45,313 persons had been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons was 2,048. Today, 80 persons were sent for home quarantine. PU DIRECTOR (SPORTS) DEAD P2 Left in lurch SUNSET MONDAY 5:58 PM Shopkeepers light candles to attend to customers as their power back-up exhausted due to the two-day power cut by the PSPCL in industrial hub areas of Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO Ludhiana, October 11 The Basti Jodhewal police booked a man on the charge of kidnapping a minor girl. The suspect had been identified as Sat Narayan of Jodhewal. Complainant Deepak Kumar of Banda Bahadar Nagar told the police that on October 7, his daughter Rinki had gone missing under mysterious circumstances. Later, he came to know that the suspect had kidnapped her on the pretext of marrying her. After registering a case, the police have launched a hunt to recover the girl. — TNS Recite religious hymns to ensure good handwash, says Rotary Ludhiana, October 11 The Ludhiana rural police have nabbed nine drug and liquor peddlers in separate cases. Illicit liquor and drugs were recovered from them. In the first incident, the Jagraon city police nabbed Ravi Ganja and Ajay Kumar of Ahmedgarh and seized 500 intoxicating tablets from them. The Jagraon police also nabbed two liquor peddlers, Swaran Singh and Harjinder Singh of Jagraon, and recovered three cases of illegal liquor from them. The Sidhwan Bet police nabbed Ranjodh Singh Jodhan of Lamha village and Daljit of Dharamkot and seized 15 kg of poppy husk from them. Meanwhile, the Jodhan police nabbed Mandeep Singh of Jodhan with 20 gm of intoxicating powder. The Sadar Raikot police nabbed Raj Kumar Babbu of Patti Raikot, and seized 2 gm of heroin. In another incident, the Hathur police nabbed Kulwinder of Dalla village and seized 40 litres of lahan from him. — TNS Mahesh Sharma Those following Hinduism have started chanting Gayatri Mantra four times and Sikhs recite Mool Mantra twice while they wash their hands. Similarly, Muslims choose to recite Sureh Hamd, preamble of the Holy Quran, once to complete 20 seconds. Children speak out English alphabet twice or count up to 40 to ensure that hands are washed properly Lalit Sharma, vice-chairman, District Rotary International Sanitation Team, said activists of various units, led by district governor Vijay Arora, had vowed to achieve 100 per cent target of motivating members of Rotary families to ensure that they washed their hands with quality soap frequently at least for 20 seconds. An oath was taken on the occasion of the launch of activities to observe “Global Hand MONDAY | 12 OCTOBER 2020 | LUDHIANA High Court stays auction of nine residential plots Kuldip Bhatia 9 peddlers held; illicit liquor, drugs seized ENSURING 20 SECONDS SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:24 AM No buyer for commercial complex for fourth time Ludhiana, October 11 The 2.22-acre commercial complex of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has failed to attract any buyer for the fourth time in a row, even at the reduced reserve price of Rs 157.60 crore. It was officially stated by the LIT authorities that no bids were offered for the commercial complex as well as for the school site in Maharishi Valmiki Nagar, measuring 9224.33 sq m and a reserve price tag of Rs 24.45 crore, in the e-auction which concluded on October 9. The commercial complex, constructed over 10 years ago at a cost of Rs 16 crore (approx) was put up for sale in November 2009 and then again in March 2013 at a reserve price of Rs 197 crore without finding any buyer. Thereafter, it was again put on the block in July 2020 at a reduced reserve price of Rs 157.60 crore without any bids received for the same. According to LIT officials, out of the 74 properties offered for sale through e-auction, 35 were Wash Day” on October 15. “As it was not practical to ask our members to calculate the time while they washed their hands, they had been asked to recite hymns of their choice and belief while they washed their hands and fingers with foam of soap,” said Lalit Sharma. Those following Hinduism have started chanting Gayatri Mantra four times and Sikhs recite Mool Mantra twice while they wash their hands. Similarly, Muslims choose to recite Sureh Hamd, preamble of the Holy Quran, once to complete 20 seconds. Children speak out English alphabet twice or count up to 40 to ensure that hands are washed properly. Studies have revealed that surfactants in soaps neutralise germs in skin by making micelles which are formed adequately by rubbing hands with soap and water for sufficient time. Experts advocate that germs, such as coronavirus or pathogens with a crown-like structure of lipid membrane, are neutralised by action of not less than 20 seconds. c m y b Our Correspondent LIT commercial complex on Maharani Jhansi Road in Ludhiana. FILE 16-CR COMPLEX BUILT OVER 10 YRS AGO The commercial complex, constructed over 10 years ago at a cost of Rs 16 crore (approx) was put up for sale in November 2009 and then again in March 2013 at a reserve price of Rs 197 crore without finding any buyer. Thereafter, it was again put on the block in July 2020 at a reduced reserve price of Rs 157.60 crore without any bids received for the same. sold for around Rs 49 crore. Bids were offered for a total of 42 properties, but six residential plots were withdrawn from the lot due to a stay order issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, while bids for a booth were rejected for being on the lower side. As per the offer document, commercial properties (all built-up) offered for sale included 28 shop-cum-flats (SCFs) in Bhai Randhir PAGE 4 The actor has kick-started shooting for YRF’s big-ticket entertainer Prithviraj, based on life of Prithviraj Chauhan. E-AUCTION OF LIT PROPERTIES Man booked for kidnapping minor girl Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 11 Even after more than six months of the issuance of the advisory to check the spread of coronavirus, a majority of the residents are yet to strictly follow the standard mode of disinfecting hands by washing these with soap for at least 20 seconds, as it is almost impractical to measure time while washing hands on sinks. However, members of families associated with 80 units of the Rotary International District 3090 have devised a method to ensure that molecules of soap wash away organic materials and pathogens, including coronavirus, through continuous washing for an adequate period of time. They (members of Rotary families) have started reciting religious hymns for a particular number of times that ensures proper hand washing. Children are motivated to count numbers or alphabet while they wash their hands with the foam of the soap. SUPERSTAR AKSHAY KUMAR RESUMES PRITHVIRAJ SHOOT Actress Delnaaz Irani is donning the role of a policewoman for her new show Hijack. MAX 35°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 19°C Tribune News Service PAGE 3 Singh Nagar, two SCFs and 26 booths in Maharishi Valmiki Nagar and 16 residential plots in Kitchlu Nagar and Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar. All properties offered for sale by the LIT had a total reserve price of more than Rs 250 crore with the commercial complex (Rs 157.60 crore) and the school site (Rs 24.45 crore), put together accounting for a total floor price of nearly Rs 182 crore. Ludhiana, October 11 Putting a question mark on the re-auction (held on October 9) of residential plots by the LIT which had already been sold to the highest bidders in an earlier e-auction conducted by the Trust authorities on July 2, 2020, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a stay order on the auction of these plots till final disposal of two civil writ petitions filed by the four successful bidders. The case has been listed for next hearing on November 25. Two similar CWPs (16599/2020 and 16600/2020) were filed by four bidders – Gagandeep Singh, Harsimran Singh, Amandeep Singh and Prabhjot Singh – who had participated in the e-auction conducted by the LIT on July continued on page 2 Man shot at over business dispute on Tajpur Road Ludhiana, October 11 A man fired a shot at the son of his business partner over a dispute on Tajpur Road. The Jamalpur police registered a case against the suspect, Shintu Kumar Thakur. Complainant Manreet of Kuliawal told the police that his father, along with the suspect, and SK Sonu was running a vegetable market in the area. On October 6, he went to meet the suspect regarding the partnership status of his father in the vegetable market. “I was talking politely with the suspect but he behaved rudely with me. He told me that my father’s share was removed from the vegetable market and now he has nothing left in the business. Though I did not react, the suspect started speaking bad about me and my father. I tried to pacify him but he didn’t budge,” the complainant alleged. The complainant said to control the situation, he preferred to escape from the spot but the suspect brought his countrymade weapon and fired at him. However, he didn’t suffer any bullet injury. Investigation officer ASI Subash Raj said a case under relevant sections of the IPC was registered against the suspect and efforts were on to nab him. — TNS
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