25102020-LT-01.qxd 10/25/2020 12:30 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE BJP, BSP IN WAR OF WORDS OVER GARLANDING ISSUE PAGE 2 High drama was witnessed at Jalandhar Bypass chowk when BJP leaders went there to garland statue of BR Ambedkar. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 3 AAKRITI SHARMA TURNS HOST FOR TAARE ZAMEEN PAR CELEBS WISH TO ERADICATE EVILS FROM THEIR LIFE THIS DASEHRA Child artiste Aakriti will co-host Star Plus’ upcoming singing reality show Taare Zameen Par with Sugandha Mishra. MAX 32°C | MIN 15°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C | MIN 15°C SUNSET SUNDAY 5:44 PM The festival of Dasehra is here and it’s our annual reminder that good always triumphs over evil. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:37 AM SUNDAY | 25 OCTOBER 2020 | LUDHIANA Now, get copy of FIR on WhatsApp in 24 hours THEFT, SNATCHING CASES Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 24 As many people complain of delayed FIRs in theft and snatching cases, Ludhiana Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agrawal has taken an initiative and ordered immediate registration of FIRs in such cases. The top cop had told all police station heads to implement the order seriously and start registering FIRs. “Is your vehicle stolen in Ludhiana and FIR not registered? The Ludhiana Commissionarate Police has started a scheme of hassle-free registration of FIRs. Residents can send their complaints through email to email@example.com and their FIRs will ❝ Is your vehicle stolen in Ludhiana and FIR not registered? The Ludhiana Commissionerate Police has started a scheme of hassle-free registration of FIRs. Residents can send their complaints through email to firstname.lastname@example.org and their FIRs will be registered automatically without asking any question or verifying facts before hand. The copy of the FIR would be made available to them via email/WhatsApp within 24 hours. Rakesh Agrawal, COMMISSIONER OF POLICE ❞ be registered automatically without asking any question or even verifying facts before hand. The copy of the FIR would be made available to them via email/WhatsApp within 24 hours,” said Agrawal. The scheme will be useful in registering FIRs in cases of theft at house, burglary, snatching and vehicle thefts. Complainants have to mention their name, father’s/husband’s name, address, email address mobile number, place of occurrence, date and time of occurrence, suspect details and incident details in their applications. The CP felt that the initiative would reduce grievances of the public who sometimes have to run from pillar to post to get their FIRs registered in such matters. However, in matrimonial disputes and fraud cases, FIRs will be registered only after preliminary inquiry to ascertain facts, as per the current practice. Complainants in theft cases have to face hassles in getting the FIR registered. If the police station does not register an FIR, the complainant has to approach higher police officials. Now, to do away with the practice, the CP wants to get the registration of the FIR in such cases within 24 hours of receiving the complaint online. Tight security arrangements for Dasehra Tribune News Service ADCP Deepak Pareek checks arrangements for Dasehra at the Daresi ground in Ludhiana on Saturday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 24 Seventyseven persons tested positive for Covid, while no casualty was reported today. The total number of positive patients reached 19,967. Today, 13 persons were on ventilator support. Those who tested positive today included 15 persons who were referred from the OPDs, 36 undertrials, nine contacts of positive persons, six referred from flu corners, one health care worker and 10 persons who were being traced. FIGURES OF LUDHIANA DISTRICT SAMPLES POSITIVE 3,71,761 19,967 ACTIVE CASES DEATHS 258 828 Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma today said that under the “Mission Fateh” of the Punjab Government, the number of Covid 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/ patients getting cured in Ludhiana district was increasing with each passing day. He said there are 258 active patients in the district at present. He said till date, a total of 3,71,761 samples had been taken, out of which reports of 3,69,926 samples had been received, of which 3,47,279 samples were found negative, while reports of 1,835 samples were pending. He said now the total number of patients related to Ludhiana was 19,967. He added that that whenever the district administration and the Health Department, Ludhiana, find any positive or suspected Covid person, their samples are immediately sent for testing. 2 snatchers held, mobiles seized Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 24 The Dugri police nabbed two notorious snatchers on Saturday. The police recovered five mobile phones, a purse and a Honda Activa scooter from them. The suspects have been identified as Ravinder Singh Raja of Shimlapuri and Manjot Singh Neela of Azad Nagar. Dugri SHO Surinder Chopra said the duo had snatched a purse from a schoolteacher near Flower Chowk. When they committed the crime, the victim fell down and suffered a fracture on her left leg. The SHO said after their arrest, the snatched purse and a mobile phone of the teacher was recovered. They had a criminal past and had recently come out of jail on bail. The suspects had been committing mobile phone snatching in Dugri, Model Town and Shimlapuri. SEWER STRENGTHENING PROJECT INAUGURATED P2 Residents of low-lying areas see a ray of hope of better sanitation facility as Amargarh MLA Surjit Dhiman inaugurated a sewer strengthening project worth ~4.25 crore. c m y b Ludhiana, October 24 The Ludhiana police have made adequate security arrangements for the Dasehra celebrations in the industrial hub. All police station heads have been told to check security aspects at the places where the festival is being celebrated. Ludhiana Police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal said a few committees had sought Continued on page 2 Sahnewal-Dehlon road in bad state ROAD ROT Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service 77 test positive for Covid; no death PAGE 4 Ludhiana, October 24 Despite many protests by residents, the government authorities have failed to get the Sahnewal-Dehlon road re-carpeted till date. Daily, thousands of heavy vehicles and commuters pass through this badly damaged stretch that is an open invitation to mishaps. Some residents and shopkeepers said gravel was laid on a portion of the stretch more than a year ago, but the road was not carpeted. The road’s condition deteriorated during the rainy season as the authorities failed to take timely steps in this regard. A group of residents recent- ly staged a protest as the road is not being re-carpeted despite their repeated demands. A resident of Dehlon said, “We have raised the matter many times, but neither the authorities concerned nor the elected representative heard our voice. The road is in a shambles for a long time. It was difficult to pass through the stretch during the rainy days. When we pay taxes, it is the responsibility of the government to make sure the provision of good roads and other basic amenities.” The sarpanch of Shankar village, Ranbir Singh, said the road was in a bad shape for nearly past two years due to which a number of mishaps had taken place on the stretch. The PWD officials had inspected the road a couple of days ago and had said that the work to carpet the road would be started within a few days, he added.
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