22102020-LT-01.qxd 10/21/2020 11:26 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE SUBMISSION OF BUSINESS PLAN: FICO HAILS MOVE TO EXTEND DATE PAGE 2 FICO members thank CM Capt Amarinder Singh, Industries Minister Sunder Sham Arora and PSIEC chief for taking decision. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MAN FOUND MURDERED Ludhiana: A 50-year-old man was found murdered on RK Road, Moti Nagar, on Tuesday. His body bore injury marks, which proved that the victim was brutally murdered by some unknown persons. The body was seen lying by Raj Kumar, who was out on a walk on the road, in an open tea stall. The Moti Nagar Station House Officer, sub-inspector Simranjit Kaur, said it was a blind murder case. The victim was yet to be identified as the police was yet to get any clues about him, she added. TNS TRIBUTES PAID TO POLICE BRAVEHEARTS P2 The Ludhiana Commissionerate observed the Police Commemoration Day on Wednesday. Warm tributes were paid to police and paramilitary force martyrs who have sacrificed their lives while fighting against terrorism and anti-national activities. POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 4 pm: Sandeep Nagar, Harpal Nagar, Gulmohar Hotel line, Bharat Nagar Chowk area, Nankana Complex area and ESI Road. WOMEN ARE ENJOYING DEVI UTSAV THROUGH DANCE FORMS ONLINE GOOD NEWS FOR FANS: ACTOR SANJAY DUTT IS CANCER FREE! SUNSET THURSDAY 5:47 PM 4 more die, 47 test positive for Covid Tribune News Service FIGURES OF LUDHIANA DISTRICT SAMPLES POSITIVE 3,61,917 19,794 ACTIVE CASES DEATHS 275 825 Now, the persons, who lost their lives, include 825 from Ludhiana district and 301 from other districts. The Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner (DC), Varinder Sharma, said, “The number of Covid-19 patients getting cured in the Ludhiana district is increasing with each passing day. At present, there are 275 active patients in the district.” “Till date, 3,61,917 samples 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/ have been taken out of which report of 3,60,531 has been received. In all, 3,38,097 samples have been found negative while the report of 1,386 samples is pending,” the DC added. “The number of patients related to Ludhiana is 19,794. As many 46,292 persons have been home quarantined in the district. Today, 83 persons were home quarantined,” the DC added. c m y b SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:35 AM Man beats wife to death Ludhiana, October 21 Suspecting an illicit relationship, a man brutally murdered his wife by repeatedly hitting her with a stick at Paramjit Colony, Focal Point, on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. The man was stated to be drunk when he killed his wife. Later, in the morning, he was shocked to see his wife lying in a pool of blood. The deceased has been identified as Kamla Devi (34), while the suspect has been identified as Pardeep Kumar (350, both natives of Uttar Pradesh (UP). The couple has a 14-yearold daughter and a five-yearold son. Their daughter had gone to UP while son was at home. The suspect killed his wife in front of his son. As per the police, the incident came to light in the morning when neighbours heard cries of the child. On checking, they were shocked to see the woman lying in a pool of blood. Later, the owner of the house nabbed the suspect, who was about to escape, and handed him over to the police. The SHO, Mohd Jameel, said the couple was working in the same factory. The man suspected that his wife had an affair with some factory worker, he added. The suspect was drunk when he thrashed his wife, the SHO added.— TNS PAGE 4 The actor was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago and had begun his preliminary treatment in Mumbai. From a student to a homemaker in her 30s, these women are presenting different aspects of Mother Goddess. MAX 32°C | MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 15°C Ludhiana, October 21 Covid-19 has claimed life of four more persons and 47 fresh cases have been reported in the district during the past 24 hours. The Health Department confirmed 62 Covid positive cases today and of them, 47 patients belonged to the Ludhiana district while 15 were from other districts or states. As per the information, three persons from the city came in contact of positive patients, 26 visited the OPD and nine with influenza like illness visited the flu corner. Besides, one traveller has tested positive for virus. The Ludhiana Civil Surgeon, Dr Rajesh Bagga, said, “Six persons, including four from the Ludhiana district, one each from Gurdaspur and Sangrur districts, have lost their lives due to virus today. The Ludhiana patients, who died include a 51-year-old woman from Alamgir village, a 53-year-old woman from Basant Avenue, a 56-year-old man from Sector 32 on Chandigarh Road and a 85-year-old man from Boothgarh, Khanna.” PAGE 3 THURSDAY | 22 OCTOBER 2020 | LUDHIANA Potholed southern bypass open invitation to mishaps ROAD ROT Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 21 Though the problem of potholed stretches is not new in the city, the authorities concerned have failed to learn a lesson from road accidents in the past. No timely repair of broken roads is undertaken to prevent mishaps. Thousands of commuters are a harried lot due to big potholes on the southern bypass (along canal) near BRS Nagar, Jawaddi and few other locations. This potholed stretch, which falls under the PWD, is an open invitation to mishaps. Besides, few damaged street light poles on the stretch increase chances of mishaps. Commuters have demanded that the authorities concerned should pay attention to their safety and carry out repairs on the stretch at the earliest. Gagandeep Singh Walia of Dugri said, “Potholes have appeared on the approach road to railway over bridge near Potholes on the southern bypass near BRS Nagar in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN We from the government to carry ❝roadhave got approvalfor this work will be floated out repairs. Tenders soon. It may take around 20 to 25 days to start the work to fill potholes. Davinderpal Singh, EXECUTIVE ENGINEER, PWD ❞ BRS Nagar. As it is one of major roads in the city, the department concerned should ensure its repair at the earliest.” It is learnt that the PWD has to float tenders to allot work for laying patches on potholed road and this process may take some more time. A senior citizen, Satish Thaman said, “Potholes on this road have been ignored for a long time. The government should start a special drive to carry out patchwork within 24 hours whenever any pothole appears on any road.” “The government should fix responsibility of departments concerned to ensure safety of commuters. Moreover, there should be enough stock of material so that patchwork is not be delayed. Even if material is not in the stock, the authorities must arrange it from other government departments to carry out timely road repairs,” he added. The PWD Executive Engineer, Davinderpal Singh, said, “We have got approval from the government to carry out road repairs. Tenders for this work will be floated soon. It may take around 20 to 25 days to start the work to fill potholes.”
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