01122020-LT-01.qxd 12/1/2020 12:03 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE GILL MLA INAUGURATES 20 DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS PAGE 2 CM Capt Amarinder Singh had announced a grant of ~1 crore each for all villages visited by Guru Nanak. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY Six persons booked in two fraud cases PAGE 3 ANTICIPATION FOR PUBG MOBILE INDIA INCREASES South Korean firm that owns PUBG, making all-out efforts to reach out to 50 million players in India alone. MAX 26°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24°C | MIN 9°C SUNSET TUESDAY 5:24 PM KVM COLONY Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Despite pandemic, a huge rush of people was witnessed at a gurdwara on the occasion of Parkash Utsav of Guru Nanak Dev in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN 90 test positive for Covid; one succumbs Penalty for not wearing mask & spitting in public places enhanced from ~500 to ~1,000 Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 30 Ninety persons tested positive for Covid, while one person lost his life to the virus in the district today. The deceased belonged to Jagraon and was a 32-yearold male. Today, eight patients were on ventilator support, out of whom two belonged to Ludhiana and six were from other districts. Out of the 90 persons who tested positive today, 34 were referred from OPDs, 26 from flu corners, eight were contacts of positive persons, six health care workers, while the tracing of 13 persons was in process. Now, positive patients in the district are 22,824 and 905 persons have lost their lives in the district so far. Today 127 persons were sent for home quarantine and COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For Home Isolation: 78147-64759 COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 4,58,221 22,824 879 905 ■ For Ambulance Problem: 62849-12553 ■ For General Problem: 62845-31852 WEBLINK WHERE RESIDENTS CAN CHECK REAL TIME STATUS OF VACANT AND FILLED BEDS IN ALL HOSPITALS: https://ludhiana.nic.in/notice/covid-19-bed-status-in-ludhiana-district Water supply pipe gets damaged Ludhiana: A woman, identified as Charan Kaur, a resident of Peeru Banda Mohalla in Salem Tabri, was arrested by the police with 1.25 kg of poppy husk in her possession. Cops conducted a raid on a tip-off and nabbed the woman while she was selling the contraband at her house. The accused has been booked under Sections 15/61/85 of the NDPS Act. TNS SERVING LIQUOR: MAN BOOKED LUDHIANA 9 am to 5 pm: Rahon Road, Seera Road, Bajra Road, villages Gaunsgarh, Mangli, Sattowal, Dheri, Meharban, Kanech, Sasrali, Seera, Mangat, Chuharwal and adjoining areas and colonies. The damaged water pipe on Malhar Road in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 30 A water supply pipe was damaged two days ago when work was being carried under the smart city mission on the Malhar road here, resulting in water accumulation outside a few shops. The Municipal Corporation deployed its staff for repairing the supply line. Paramjit Singh, president, Malhar Road Shopkeepers Association, said, “The stretch was dug up in a poor manner for the smart road project due to which the water supply line got damaged. The pipe was not repaired by Monday afternoon,” he said. Shopkeepers demanded from the Municipal Corporation the repair of the water supply pipe at the earliest. MC’s Superintending Engineer (O&M branch) Ravinder Garg said staff had been deployed for the repair of the damaged pipe on Malhar Road. Meanwhile, the shopkeep- now active home quarantined are 2,064. Civil Surgeon Dr Rajesh Bagga said whenever the district administration and Health Department Ludhiana find out any positive or suspected coronavirus person, their samples are immediately sent for testing. The reports of 3,090 persons are awaited and samples had been sent for testing. He appealed to the residents to follow all directions of the Punjab Government and try to stay indoors and move outdoors for essential works only. 78143-63850 ■ For Hospital Problem: WOMAN HELD WITH POPPY HUSK POWER SHUTDOWN TUESDAY | 1 DECEMBER 2020 | LUDHIANA Newly carpeted roads in Mayor’s ward peel off Immersed in devotion INBRIEF Ludhiana: The police have registered a case under the Excise Act against the owner of an eatery Aman Chicken in Maharishi Valmiki Nagar. A police patrol party had got a tipoff that some customers of the outlet were having liquor outside the shop . TNS PAGE 4 Sayani Gupta-starrer Shameless is the official Indian entry in the Live Action Short Film category at the Oscars. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:07 AM Our Correspondent Ludhiana, November 30 The police have registered cases against six persons under relevant sections of the CrPC in two cases of fraud. Four persons, identified as Bhagwan Singh, his brother Surinder Kumar, both residents of Kaleh village in Ram Besohar sub-division of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, Samuel Sabharwal and Raja Sharma, residents of New Swatantar Nagar, were booked under Sections 420/120-B for fraud and criminal conspiracy on the complaint of Gurmeet Singh, a resident of New Subhash Nagar Colony. The complainant said he had purchased a house constructed on a 75 sq yd plot in New Subhash Nagar from the accused persons for ~18,60,000. “The accused had told me that there was a bank loan of ~3,00,000 on the house, which would be paid by the buyer, while the balance payment of ~5,60,000 was given in cash by me. However, later I learnt that the actual amount of the bank loan was ~18,00,000 and the bank could take the possession of the house any time for default in repayment,” said the complainant. The police were investigating the matter, but no arrest had been made so far. In another case of ATM fraud, the police have registered a case under Sections 420/379/34 of the IPC against two unidentified persons on the complaint of one Sunil Kumar, a resident of Jagdishpura on Tajpur Road. In a complaint to the police, Sunil said he had withdrawn ~6,000 from an ATM of Axis Bank on Tajpur Road in the afternoon on November 28. He said two youths standing behind him had managed to exchange his ATM card with another and left the place. “Later, the accused withdrew ~5,000 from my bank account and also made purchases of ~2,598 and ~9,298 from Vishal Mega Mart with my ATM card,” said the complainant. SHAMELESS — INDIA’S ENTRY TO OSCARS IN SHORT FILM CATEGORY ers also said that Ludhiana Smart City Limited should complete the smart road project at the earliest. They said they were already suffering a lot due to delay in the project. The contract for the project Retrofit of Sarabha Nagar Market and development of Malhar Road as smart road was awarded in November 2018, while the project work was supposed to be completed in May 2020, but the work had not been completed till date. c m y b Night curbs in district In view of the rising Covid cases, District Magistratecum-Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said that the movement of individuals for all non-essential activities would remain Continued on page 2 Mobile snatched Ludhiana, November 30 Sonu, a resident of Lakhowal village, lost his Redme Note7 mobile to two motor cycleborne snatchers last night near the Cheema Chowk area. The victim told the police that he was going back home from his workplace on foot while talking to someone on his mobile phone. “As I reached near the park, the two youths on a silver-coloured Hero Splendour motor cycle (PB-10FD7519), came from behind and snatched my mobile phone and managed to escape from the place,” said the complainant. The police identified the accused as Kala, a resident of New Hargobind Nagar and Lucky, a resident of Shimplapuri, from the registration number of the mobike. A case was registered. Theft at godown Sachin Gupta, owner of a foundry material store in Nichi Mangli, Focal Point, reported that his godown had been burgled on the night of November 27. He said he had locked the godown that evening and gone home. Next morning when he came to the shop, the locks of the godown were found broken and the burglars had taken away a DVR and at least 4-5 quintals of foundry material. A case has been registered. — OC Ludhiana, November 30 The role of a number of contractors and officials concerned had remained under scanner for poor road work in the city in the past. Now, two newly carpeted roads of KVM Colony in ward number 78 from where Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu is the elected councillor have started getting damaged, raising questions over the role of officials and the contractor concerned. It is learnt that the roads were carpeted recently but the work done by the contractor got exposed when rain lashed the city a day after Diwali. Now, these roads are in a bad condition. A resident said, “It is shocking that the roads started getting damaged within days after the carpeting work was done. It was the responsibility of the MC authorities to ensure that the work was done in the right manner as per the norms. We request the authorities to look into the matter and take the necessary action in this regard.” It has been seen that newly carpeted roads in a number of other city areas had got damaged within a short time in the past too, but the MC seems to have not learnt any lesson so far. Thus, questions are being raised over the role of the MC’s B&R branch officials concerned which are responsible for the road work. Notably, the samples that were collected from different roads in the city have failed the quality test earlier this year. But, the responsibility of the officials A broken road at KVM Colony in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO ‘POOR WORK NOT TO BE TOLERATED’ action would be taken in this regard. No ❝Stricthas been released to the contractor and he payment has been directed to re-carpet the roads once the weather conditions improved. I never allowed poor work anywhere in the city and would not tolerate poor work in my ward too. The matter regarding KVM Colony roads would be dealt with strictly. Balkar Singh Sandhu, MAYOR ❞ was yet to be fixed. When the matter regarding KVM Colony roads came to the notice of Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, he said strict action would be taken in this regard. He has given directions for the re-carpeting of the roads. He said, “No payment has been released to the contractor and he has been directed to recarpet the roads once the weather conditions improved.” The Mayor said he never allowed poor work anywhere in the city and he could not tolerate poor work in his ward too. He said the matter regarding KVM Colony roads would be dealt with strictly.
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