13102020-LT-01.qxd 10/13/2020 12:19 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE POLICE CRACK MURDER BID CASE, TWO YOUTHS HELD PAGE 2 The city police claimed to have cracked a case of attempt to murder with the arrest of two youths. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MAN ARRESTED WITH GANJA Ludhiana: Deepak Kumar, a resident of Rajeev Gandhi Colony, here, was nabbed by the police on a tip-off from Malhotra Chowk, New Moti Nagar. On his search, 5 kg of ganja was recovered by the police and a case under Sections 20,61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against him. TNS Mobile phone snatcher in police net Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 12 Acting swiftly, the police here today claimed to have arrested an alleged mobile phone snatcher, identified as Lov Malhotra, a resident of Prem Vihar on Tibba Road, in a matter of few hours. The accused had snatched the Samsung Galaxi-A mobile phone of one Aman Kumar, a resident of Surjit Colony, while the victim was going on foot to deliver food to his uncle. Aman reported to the police that at around 11am when he reached near New Sarvan Park, the accused, riding an Activa scooter, came from behind and fled after snatching his mobile phone. The police said the accused had been charged under Sections 378-B/41 of the IPC and further investigation was on. In another incident, one Alok Jain, a cloth dealer and a resident of East Kailsah, New Delhi, who was visiting the city in connection with some official work, lost his mobile phone to a duo of motor cycleborne snatchers while he was going on foot near Jain Sthanak on the Cemetery road here on Saturday. The police registered a case under Section 379-B of the IPC in this regard. I HAVE A FETISH FOR FRAGRANCE, SAYS ACTOR SRISHTI JAIN MAX 35°C | MIN 18°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 18°C SUNSET TUESDAY 5:57 PM ROAD ROT Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service The poor condition of a road in the Durgapuri area in Haibowal. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN THE APATHY ■ Tenders for road work have remained unsuccessful twice ■ Tenders floated for third time, but work yet to start ■ Many mishaps have taken place due to potholes ■ Stretch not re-carpeted for more than a decade . taken place due to potholes. We demand from the MC authorities to ensure the re-carpeting of the road at the earliest.” The MC generally stalls road works due to low temperature in the winter season. Thus, residents want the road work to start and be completed before the onset of the Waiting for doomsday winters. Another resident of the Durgapuri area said, “We had raised the matter about the poor condition of the road many times, but to no avail. The condition of the road deteriorated during the rainy season. Every time, excuses are made by the civic body, but there is no relief from the broken road.” “As the winter season is near, the MC should ensure the re-carpeting or reconstruction of the road as soon as possible, otherwise we will be forced to face more inconvenience,” he added. Councillor from ward No. 93, Loveleen Kaur, could not be contacted for comments. Ludhiana, October 12 The police have arrested two members of a gang behind printing and circulating fake currency and booked one of their accomplices. Artists make an effigy of Ravana in Mandi Ahmedgarh. TUESDAY | 13 OCTOBER 2020 | LUDHIANA 3 Covid deaths in district Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 12 With three more Covid deaths in the district, the death toll today crossed 800 and reached 802. In addition, 61 more persons tested positive today. Today, those who lost their lives included two men and a woman. The 57-year-old female who lost her life was from Bharat Nagar and was admitted to Mohan Dai Oswal Hospital. Another patient from the same hospital who died was a 77-yearold male from Dugri Phase I and was suffering from diabetes and hypertension. A 71-year-old male with hypertension and diabetes as co-morbidity lost his life at the Civil Hospital today. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma said till date, a total of 3,28,268 samples had been taken, out of FIGURES OF LUDHIANA DISTRICT SAMPLES POSITIVE 3,28,268 19,235 ACTIVE CASES DEATHS 447 802 which the reports of 3,26,767 samples had been received, of which 3,05,043 samples were found negative, while the report of 1,501 samples were pending. He said now the total number of patients related to Ludhiana was 19,235. Till date, 45,417 persons had been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons was 1,903. Today, 104 persons were sent for home quarantine. He said whenever the dis- Ludhiana, October 12 A group of residents along with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) workers on Monday staged a protest against the Municipal Corporation over the dilapidated condition of Rahon Road, here. The protesters also blocked the road for a short period to mark their protest due to which the traffic was affected. They blamed the civic body for the accumulation of overflowing sewer water on the stretch and nearby areas. According to MC officials, a new sewer line is being installed on Rahon Road to TRAFFIC HIT ■ The protesters blocked the Rahon Road for a short period to mark their protest due to which the vehicular traffic was affected. resolve the issue of overflowing sewers. The residents said they were forced to live under unsanitary conditions due to the apathy of the civic body. Big potholes on the stretch are causing mishaps. They have marked protests in the past too. BSP’s district secretary Naresh Basra said the road was in a poor condition due to Tribune News Service trict administration and the Health Department Ludhiana find any positive or suspected Covid person, his/her samples are immediately sent for testing. A total of 3806 samples of the suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results were expected shortly. DC Sharma appealed to the residents to follow all directions of the Punjab Government on Covid dos and don’ts. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 12 The medical, para-medical staff and volunteers, who were appointed under the National Health Rural Mission during the spread of Covid and thrown out of their jobs, here today staged a protest and submitted a memorandum to the DC in this regard. The volunteers protested and raised slogans against the government for showing them the door while they served the humanity at the continued on page 2 which accidents were a regular affair. The civic body should ensure repair of the potholes so that commuters could heave a sigh of relief. The residents warned the MC authorities that they would intensify their agitation if steps were not taken to resolve the issue. MC’s Superintending Engineer Rajinder Singh said a new sewer line was being installed to resolve the issue of overflowing sewers. The installation work of the sewer line would be completed in the next 10-12 days. After completion of the work, the MC would get the road reconstructed. MAIN DEMANDS ■ Check illegal buildings coming up in various parts of city ■ Action should be taken against erring officials and contractors for ‘irregularities’ ■ Improve civic body’s online service Ex-councillor Parminder Mehta, aides protest against alleged corruption in Ludhiana MC. ASHWANI DHIMAN allegedly involved in different cases of irregularities. He blamed the MC authorities for turning a blind eye towards the failed road samples in the city 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/ Jobless health staff seek relief Jobless health staff protest in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 12 The councillor of ward No. 57 Manju Aggarwal staged a protest outside Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu’s office here on Monday after the Municipal Corporation delayed the patch work to repair potholes on the roads. She also complained about broken covers of road gullies and manholes in her respective ward. She was accompanied by her husband Inder Aggarwal, former councillor, during the protest. Manju Aggarwal said she had raised the matter of the Cong leader for action against ‘erring’ MC officials Ludhiana, October 12 Staging a protest against the alleged irregularities in the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, a senior Congress leader Parminder Mehta, along with his aides, gathered at the statue of Mahatama Gandhi near the MC Zone A at Mata Rani Chowk here today. Mehta alleged that the MC authorities had failed to act against the “irregularities” in the civic body and inquiries in a number of such cases were pending. He resorted to “Gandhigiri” and sat on protest for two hours, demanding action against the erring officials and contractors, CONTROL ROOM Residents, BSP workers up Councillorholdsprotest in arms against poor road outside Mayor’s office Potholes galore, manhole covers missing Tribune News Service Our Correspondent However, on behalf of the councillor, her husband Sabi Toor claimed that the tender for the work had been floated for the third time. He claimed that once the tendering process was completed, the work would start soon. An official said, “The tenders for the work have been received third time, but these are yet to be opened.” According to the sources, the work is to be carried out under the MC funds. Sources said a number of development works were not being started due to the shortage of funds with the MC. Despite repeated attempts, Raman Kaushal, who has been given officiating charge of the executive engineer, could not be contacted for comments. PAGE 4 Mumbai woke up on Monday with a major power cut across the entire city. It happened when an electricity grid failure occurred. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:29 AM Residents bear brunt as road project hangs fire Ludhiana, October 12 The residents of the Durgapuri area here are a harried lot as the main road in the place has not been recarpeted or reconstructed despite their repeated demands to the authorities concerned. The residents have been complaining about the poor condition of the Durgapuri road for a long time, but the civic body has failed to do anything in this regard. According to information, the tenders for the road work have remained unsuccessful twice. The tenders were later floated for the third time, but the road work is yet to start. Residents said they were earlier assured that the road work would be started after the rainy season, but nothing has been done till date, not even potholes repaired. A resident of the area, Rajneesh Joshi, said, “The stretch has not been recarpeted or reconstructed for more than a decade. A number of mishaps have BATTI GUL, TWITTER CHALU Srishti talks about how she got into acting. She has bagged the lead role in the show Hamari Wali Good News. 2 held for printing fake currency Nine Rs 100 fake currency notes were seized from their possession. The police said a patrol party, deployed at the Mangli cut on Rahon Road, received a tipoff that the accused persons were running a racket of printing and circulating fake currency notes and cheated gullible people with fake money. At the naka, two accused, riding a scooter and motor cycle, were nabbed while another managed to escape. The arrested persons were identified as Sanjeev Rai, a resident of Chand Colony, and Sunil Kumar, a resident of Karnail Singh Nagar. Search was launched to apprehend the third accused Dalvir Singh, a resident of Rishi Nagar, who had managed to give the police a slip. All accused were booked under various Sections of the IPC. PAGE 3 as no action was being taken against the erring contractors and officials. He further said that no action was taken against any contractor who was c m y b found fleecing the visitors at the parking lots in the past. No action is taken against the illegal constructions mushrooming in the city. The officials who are responsible for illegal constructions are being spared. There is no check on irregularities in fuel expenditure incurred on the MC vehicles, he alleged. Mehta said, “Even the MC’s online service is not being improved. There is a dire need to bring transparency in the working of the Ludhiana MC. The civic body is following a pick-and-choose policy. If a survey is carried out in the city, it will show how a large number of illegal buildings have come up under the nose of the MC officials during the past 1015 years. It should be probed that as to why the MC’s financial condition is not good?” He said, “I was forced to sit on protest today as the irregularities in the MC are being ignored. If no action is taken against the irregularities, I will intensify the agitation and stage protests outside the MC offices and residences of the senior officials. I am also going to raise all these issues before the Local Government Punjab Minister Brahm Mohindra very soon.” potholed roads, broken road gullies and manhole covers a number of times, but the MC had failed to pay any attention to the matter. She said the civic body had failed to ensure the availability of road gully covers, manhole covers, cement and workers in the ward. She further said that the civic body was also delaying the patch work on the potholed roads due to which the commuters faced a lot of inconvenience. She said the MC spends around Rs 4,000 to take a road roller on rent per day, but it had failed to continued on page 2 Two held with 15-gm heroin Ludhiana, October 12 The city police have arrested two persons identified as Rupinderjit Singh, a resident of Talwara, and Gurdas Singh, a resident of Khalsa Colony, Bibiwala Chowk, from near the Old Lakkar Bridge with 15 gm of heroin. They were going towards Clock Tower Chowk in their Tata Zest car (bearing registration No. PB 03AQ 4385) for delivery of the contraband. The suspects have been booked under Sections 22A,61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. — TNS
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