20102020-LT-01.qxd 20-10-2020 00:07 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE GOGI URGES MAYOR TO CHARGE CLU FEE AS PER NOTIFICATION PAGE 2 “If the MC wants to charge the CLU fee from shopkeepers, it should do so as per the notification of 1995,” says Gogi. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF TWO SMUGGLERS HELD WITH LIQUOR Ludhiana: The police have arrested two liquor smugglers at two different places and seized 30 bottles of smuggled liquor from their possession. Sukhjinder Singh, a resident of Green City, Manj Fagguwal, was nabbed while coming from the Bareta road towards Sidhwan Canal on a Maestro scooter (PB10FB-6828). On search, 12 bottles of Dollar liquor were recovered from his possession. The suspect was booked under Sections 61/1/14 of the Excise Act and the scooter he was riding had been impounded. In another case, Satna Singh, a resident of Preet Nagar in Shimlapuri, was arrested while selling liquor outside his house. In a raid, the police seized 18 bottles of 999 brand liquor from the suspect, who was booked under Sections 61/1/14 of the Excise Act. TNS TWO HELD FOR ILLEGAL MINING Ludhiana: The police have arrested Mangat Singh, a resident of Ror village, while his accomplice Ram Singh has been booked under Sections 379, IPC, and 21, Mining Act. The police said a patrol party deployed at T-point of Boothgarh village intercepted a Maxi truck (PB-10BZ-2718) loaded with sand mined from the Sutlej riverbed. Managat was arrested and the vehicle was also impounded while Ram gave the police a slip. In another case, the Koom Kalan police have nabbed Harjinder Singh, a resident of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, with a sand-laden tipper (PB-10-FV-6967) on Kohar Road, Lakhowal. The suspect was carrying a bill for 9 tonnes of sand while the actual weight of sand was 28 tonnes. The suspect was unable to produce document for the interstate transit of sand. TNS MAN HELD WITH 15-KG POPPY HUSK Ludhiana: The police have arrested a drug peddler identified as Jagjit Singh, a resident of Upkar Nagar, and seized 15 kg of poppy husk from his possession. The police said on a tip-off, an Indica car (PB10BL-3925), which the suspect was riding, was stopped at a naka near Malhotra Palace cut on the GT road and the contraband recovered during search of the vehicle. The suspect has been booked under Sections 15/61/85 of the NDPS Act. TNS Man killed as mini-truck hits scooter Ludhiana, October 19 Ashok Kumar (55), a resident of Tibba Road, lost his life in a road accident near Samrala Chowk on Sunday morning when a speeding Tata-407 mini-truck (DL-1LT-9441) hit his scooter from behind. In a report lodged with the police, Twinkle Verma, son of the victim, said his father had gone for some work on his Activa scooter (PB-10DV-3689) and when he reached near Samrala Chowk, a recklessly driven vehicle rammed into his two-wheeler. Ashok Kumar died on the spot, he said. The police said the driver of the mini-truck, identified as Om Parkash, a resident of Dana Mandi, Bahadarke Road, had been arrested and charged under various Sections of the IPC. — TNS THREE IS NOT A CROWD…TRIPATHI JOINS AKSHAY KUMAR AND KIARA FOR MANY ACTORS RAMLILA LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR THEIR CAREER Laxmi Narayan Tripathi joins Akshay & Kiara Advani for the promotion of Laxmmi Bomb on the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show. MAX 34°C | MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 16°C SUNSET TUESDAY 5:49 PM One death; 28 test positive for Covid Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 19 Twentyeight persons tested positive for Covid, while one lost his life to the virus here today. A 73-year-old woman from Dugri Phase III succumbed to the virus. She was also suffering from diabetes and hypertension. Those who tested positive included 13 persons who were referred from the flu corner, eight referred from the OPDs, four contacts of positive persons, while two were still being traced. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma today said the number of coronavirus patients getting cured in Ludhiana district was increasing with each passing day. He said there were 273 active patients in the district at present. He said all efforts were being made to keep people safe from Covid. He said a total of 28 new patients had tested positive in the past 24 hours. He said that till date, a total of 3,55,330 samples had been taken, out of which reports of 3,54,126 samples had been received. Of these, 3,31,816 samples were found negative, while reports of 1,204 samples were pending. He said now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana was 19,701, while 2,609 patients were related to other districts/states. He saidthat till date, 46,148 persons had been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons was 1,501. Today, 74 persons were sent for home quarantine. PAGE 3 A woman gives sample for Covid test in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO FIGURES OF LUDHIANA DISTRICT SAMPLES POSITIVE 3,55,330 19,701 ACTIVE CASES DEATHS 273 820 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/ Ramlila is one platform that has launched many a star. The King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, was a part of the vanar sena. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:33 AM Snatchers loot mobiles, valuables; two arrested Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 19 Two-wheeler riding snatchers struck at two places here and looted mobile phones and valuables of their victims by threatening them even as the police claimed to have apprehended two of them. Kesar Alam, a resident of Manoj Colony on Jassian Road, lodged a complaint with the police that while going back home late at night on October 15 with his co-workers, two persons riding a Hero Splendour motor cycle (PB37H-3975) confronted him and snatched his mobile phone, Rs 1,500 and a silver chain after threatening him with a sword. In the course of the investigation, the police identified the snatchers as Paras, a resident of Santokhpura in Phillaur, and Dheera, a resident of Ganna village near Phillaur. A case was registered in this regard. In the other incident, Vikas and his brother Om Parkash, residents of Puneet Nagar on Tibba Road, complained that when they were going in search of work on Saturday, two motor cycle-borne youths accosted them near Havell’s factory near Balaji Puli and fled after snatching their two mobile phones by threatening them with a sharp-edged weapon. The victims told the police that the snatchers were riding a Hero Splendour motor cycle, bearing registration number PB-10EL-2163. The police said on the basis of information provided by the victims, snatchers were identified as Surjeet Singh of Peru Banda in Salem Tabri and Prabhjot Singh of Hardev Nagar, Bhamian Kalan. Both were arrested and booked under various Sections of the IPC. PAGE 4 TUESDAY | 20 OCTOBER 2020 | LUDHIANA Government schools open, but with 12 pc attendance Students on their way to classrooms; and (below) pupils in a class at a government school in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 19 Just about 12 per cent attendance of students was witnessed in the government schools today (as per the data given by the DEO office) after the state government gave its nod to open the schools for higher classes from classes IX to XII. The reason behind this seemed to be the persisting fear and panic among many parents here. DEO Swaranjit Kaur said there was 12 per cent attendance in the schools, however, this could not be compared with normal days’ attendance as only those students, who got consent from parents, were coming and they were not being forced to attend classes by schools. Meanwhile, the government school managements ensured that all standard operating procedures (SOPs) sent by the department were followed. The students were properly sanitised and it was ensured that students and teachers main- FACT FILE ■ The reason seemed to be the were followed persisting fear and panic among many parents ■ Schools ensured that all standard operating procedures ■ Sources said more schools likely tained the social distance. In many schools, the classes were sanitised, the water coolers and tanks were cleaned so that there were no chances of anybody catching the infection. One of the teachers said many parents were not convinced and many of them were reluctant to send their wards to schools. “I feel slowly, this panic will be out from the minds of parents and more students will start attending the classes physically,” said the teacher. Many private schools have already opened and started classes for students studying in higher classes. It is expected that in the days to come, almost all schools will be opened as the Covid graph has shown a decline in the past 15 -20 days. to open as Covid graph has shown a decline in past 15 to 20 days Damaged Rahon Road nightmare for commuters Candle march by cops in memory of martyrs Our Correspondent ROAD ROT Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 19 The badly damaged Rahon Road in Ludhiana has become a nightmare for the commuters as the authorities concerned have failed to ensure the timely repair of the stretch. Residents blame the government for ignoring the safety of commuters for a long time. Portions of the road inside the MC’s limits as well as outside the MC’s jurisdiction are in a shambles, giving an open invitation to mishaps. Residents and shopkeepers have staged many protests over the condition of the road, but to no avail. A stretch outside the MC’s limit near the Meharban police station is badly broken. The big potholes flooded with stinking water due to overflowing sewers are causing mishaps, but the pain faced by commuters is being disregarded. This stretch (outside the MC’s jurisdiction) was earlier re-carpeted with money donated by some people. But, the water accumulation due to defunct sewer system and frequent movement of heavy vehicles caused damage to the road once again. A villager said, “The sewer Potholes filled with water on the Rahon road near Meharban police station in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA system was laid more than three years ago, but it had not been properly made functional till date. The MC had not allowed to connect the villages’ sewer lane with the civic body’s main sewer lane. Thus, the sewer lane keeps overflowing on the main road. Now, we have been facing a lot of inconvenience due to the broken stretch and overflowing sewers on this main road. We have staged many protests, but the government and the departments concerned ignored our voice.” Sahnewal MLA Sharanjeet Singh Dhillon said he had raised the matter before the authorities concerned, but no action had been taken to get the road repaired. He blamed the Congress government for ignoring the ‘WORK TO BEGIN IN 15-20 DAYS’ for the reconstruction the stretch ❝The tenderslimits had been floated.ofAround ~5 crore under the MC’s would be spent on the road work that was likely to begin in the next 15-20 days. ❞ poor condition of the road. Rahon Road inside civic body limits The overflowing sewer is also a major problem on the stretch and nearby colonies under the MC’s jurisdiction. The civic body’s project to lay new sewer lane is under way on the stretch under its limit. The road has been dug up from different locations to lay the new sewer lane. Thus, c m y b Sanjay Talwar, MLA, LUDHIANA EAST the commuters are forced to suffer a lot due to the poor condition of this stretch. MC’s Superintending Engineer Rajinder Singh said the sewer work would be completed soon. MLA from Ludhiana East, Sanjay Talwar, said, “The tenders for the reconstruction of the stretch under the MC’s limits had been floated. Around Rs 5 crore would be spent on the road work that was likely to begin in next 15-20 days.” “Besides, I will talk to the PWD Minister about the matter regarding the broken stretch outside the MC’s limit,” Talwar further said. Executive Engineer, PWD, Adesh Gupta, said there was a major problem of sewer water accumulation on the broken stretch outside the MC’s limit due to which the repair work was getting delayed. The department concerned should resolve the problem of overflowing sewers first, he said. It is learnt that a meeting between the PWD minister and officials of different departments was held a few months ago to discuss this road. As per information, the officials of the PWD, MC and other departments were present at the meeting. Ludhiana, October 19 Police personnel, under the leadership of Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agarwal, today took out a candle march from the railway station to the Clock Tower chowk in the evening to commemorate the “Police martyrs’ week”. Serving personnel of the police, GRP and RPF took part in the march which was also attended by Joint Commissioners J Elachezian and Bhagirath Meena, ADCP Deepak Pareek, ACP Waryam Singh, DSP of the GRP Pradeep Sandhu along with inspector Anil Kumar and Harjeet Singh of the RPF . An elaborate police band welcomed the march on its conclu- sion at Clock Tower Chowk by paying tributes to the police martyrs who laid down their lives in the line of duty. Paying their homage to the martyrs, officials said the week was commemorated in Punjab and other states across the nation in remembrance of the bravehearts of the police force. The occasion also delivered the message to society that the men in uniform were always prepared to make sacrifices to ensure the safety of life and property of the people and people also remembered them. At the same time, kin of the police personnel who had sacrificed their life for the nation were assured that the department always stood by them to fulfil all their needs. Police personnel hold a candle light march to pay homage to the martyrs, in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN
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