06012021-LT-01.qxd 1/6/2021 12:20 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE VEGGIE MARKET ALONG RLY TRACKS OPEN INVITATION TO ACCIDENTS PAGE 2 It is business as usual along Dhuri Line railway tracks where a vegetable has become a permanent feature. FORECAST CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF 2 PAU SCIENTISTS ON GLOBAL LIST Ludhiana: World-renowned Stanford University of the USA recently released a report of top 2 per cent scientists across the globe in various fields and over 1,000 Indian scientists have made it to the list. In the elite list, two scientists from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, are also featured. Dr DK Benbi, ICAR National Professor, Department of Soil Science, and Dr VP Sethi, Professor and former head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, PAU, have been placed at ranks 78,857 and 1,51,141, respectively. The list of the top scientists was created by Stanford experts on the basis of the research impact and productivity on the basis of standard citation indicators, hindex, co-authorship and a composite indicator reflecting the performance over the last 25 years (1996-2020). Dr BS Dhillon, Vice Chancellor, PAU, congratulated both scientists for the extraordinary effort and enhancing the visibility of the PAU at international level. TNS ORIENTATION COURSE AT PAU Ludhiana: A 10-day orientation course on “Effective teaching, research and extension” began at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Tuesday. The Department of Extension Education and Communication Management, College of Community Science, PAU, organised the course which will conclude on January 15, 2021. A total of 46 participants from different departments, Krishi Vigyan Kendras and Regional Research Stations of PAU are attending the course. Inaugurating the course, Dr Sandeep Bains, Dean, College of Community Science, appreciated the diverse content of the course and motivated the participants with the hope that they would feel more empowered and inspired to take up the challenges of their job. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 4 pm: Effected areasome part of cx block model town extn, some part of model house, some part of Dr Ambedkar Nagar. ACTRESS URVASHI RAUTELA BREAKS INSTAGRAM RECORD MAX 22°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23.0°C | MIN 12°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:40 PM In service of humanity Ludhiana, January 5 Unfazed by the poor response of the public to the initial offering of residential plots and commercial sites during the period June-October 2020, the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has come out with yet another offer for the sale of 70 residential plots (including nine for economically weaker sections) through draw of lots and five shop-cum-offices (SCOs) through e-auction in the proposed colony GLADA Estate, on the 80feet wide Sua Road (behind Keys Hotel) here. The applications for residential plots with 10 per cent of the total cost as earnest money would be accepted from eligible applicants from January 4 to February 3, 2021, while bids for SCOs with an eligi- An FIR was registered against Sohail Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail’s son Nirvaan for violating Covid-19 norms. SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:25 AM Women panel notice to CP in rape case PAGE 4 SOHAIL, ARBAAZ BOOKED FOR VIOLATING COVID-19 NORMS Crosses the likes of Hrithik Roshan who has 33.3 mn followers & Varun Dhawan who stands on 33.4 mn followers. WEDNESDAY | 6 JANUARY 2021 | LUDHIANA 1 dead; 23 +ve in dist Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Sangat partakes of langar at Reru Sahib Gurdwara on the occasion of Gurpurb celebrations at Sahnewal on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO (REPORT ON P2) 5 nabbed for peddling drugs, liquor Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 5 The Ludhiana Police have arrested five alleged liquor and drug peddlers in separate cases. Cops also recovered illegal liquor and drugs from their possession. In the first case, the antinarcotics cell nabbed a man for allegedly peddling drugs and recovered 5 gm of heroin from him. The accused was identified as Sandeep Kumar of the Jawahar Nagar camp. During routine patrolling near Chattar Singh Park, the bike-borne man was stopped for checking which led to the recovery of drugs. In another case, the Ladhowal police nabbed Kulwant Singh of Bholewal Jadid village and recovered 11 bottles of illegal liquor from him. He was nabbed near the Sutlej river as he was on his way to hand over liquor to his clients. The Police Division No. 8 nabbed one Santram of Lakkar Bridge and recovered 12 bottles of illegal liquor from him. The accused was living in a slum near Lakkar. The police division No. 7 nabbed Parveen Kumar of Railway Colony and recovered 13 gm of heroin from him. The accused was coming from the Tajpur road side to deliver drugs to his clients. The past record of the ACP Central Waryam Singh addresses a press conference regarding the arrest of smuggler in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN accused is being checked by the police to bust the entire supply line. The Meharban police nabbed one Kuldeep Singh of Bonkar Gujjran and recovered 10 bottles of illegal liquor from him. The accused was standing on road at Kandiana Khurd village where his client was to come to receive the consignment of liquor. A case under the Excise Act has been registered against the accused and further probe was on. Notorious smuggler held with opium The police division No. 2 arrested a notorious drug smuggler and recovered 2.6 kg of opium from him. The accused was identified as Swayi Ram, a resident of Sikar, Rajasthan. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Central, Waryam Singh and SHO Satpal conducted a press conference regarding the matter today. ACP Singh said a police party was conducting patrolling near Cheema Chowk in search of some smugglers when on suspicion, the abovesaid person was asked to stop for checking. The person concerned was carrying a polythene bag and when the same was checked, opium was recovered from him. The ACP said the accused had brought the consignment of opium from Rajasthan and was on way to deliver the same to his clients in Ludhiana. Another offer for allotment of residential plots, sale of SCO sites by GLADA Our Correspondent PAGE 3 APPLY FOR RESIDENTIAL PLOTS TILL FEB 3 ■ The applications for residential plots with 10 per cent of the total cost as earnest money would be accepted from eligible applicants from January 4 to February 3, 2021, while bids for SCOs with an eligibility fee of Rs 3 lakh could be made on-line from January 25 at 9 am till February 5, 2021, at 1pm. bility fee of Rs 3 lakh could be made on-line from January 25 at 9 am till February 5, 2021, at 1pm. Earlier, when the scheme was launched in July 2020 and closed on September 30, 2020, with the last date having to be extended twice due to lukewarm response, only 21 applications were received from out of the total 93 residential plots and just two SCO sites out of nine were sold. However, in the wake of the poor response from the public, the GLADA authorities had to extend the last date twice and ultimately the receipt of the applications for residential plots closed on September 30 and plots were allotted to all 21 applicants in a draw taken out on October 5. Similarly, in the e-auction which closed on October 7, only two SCOs in the proposed scheme were sold. While the GLADA had earmarked 82 freehold residential plots in the general and reserved categories and 11 for economically weaker sections (EWS) at a reserve price of Rs 29,000 and Rs 26,000 per square yard respectively, 18 plots were allotted in the general category and one each to the Scheduled Castes, senior citizens and riot-affected categories. Not even a single application was received for the allotment of the plots reserved for the EWS category. Even though GLADA officials had claimed that Covid-induced lockdown and prevailing recessionary trends in the real estate sector had dampened the spirit of buyers and investors, market sources had asserted that the reserve price of both residential plots and the commercial sites were unrealistic and on a higher side. Realtors had quoted market sources as claiming that residential plots in the area around the proposed site of GLADA estate were available at around Rs 20,000 per square yard in approved colonies. Similarly, the reserve price of commercial sites (SCOs) at Rs 87,000 per square yard was also reported to be on a higher side by sources compared to the prevailing market price in the surrounding areas. c m y b Ludhiana, January 5 The Punjab State Women Commission has served a notice to the Ludhiana Police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal and asked him to submit a report regarding the rape committed in the Mundian police post which falls under the Jamalpur police station. The Commission has asked the police to submit the action taken report in two days. Commission Chairperson Manisha Gulati said the notice was issued to inquire why a woman was called at the police post at night after she was assaulted by four persons and if she was taken to the police post at night, had the police post in charge informed the seniors about the same. The Commission Chairperson said if the seniors were informed about the presence of the woman at the police post, had any action been taken against them for failing to prevent the crime. The Commission stated that if the woman was taken to the police station, why women cops were not called continued in page 2 Ludhiana, January 5 Twentythree persons tested positive for Covid, while one lost his life in the district today. The total number of positive persons in the district are 24,916 now and 969 have lost their lives so far. The total number of tests done so far in the district are 5,47,247, while the reports of 988 are pending. Today, a 62-year-old man from Dhandari Khurd who was admitted to the CMCH lost his life. He was also a patient of diabetes. Till date, 55,180 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 1,020. Today, 46 persons were sent for home quarantine. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said if the district administration and the Health Department, Ludhiana, find out about any positive or suspected Covid person, their samples are immediately sent for testing. Sharma appealed to the residents to adhere to all safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance A man gives his sample for the Covid test in Ludhiana. COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For Home Isolation: 78147-64759 COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 5,47,247 24,916 270 969 ■ For Ambulance Problem: 78143-63850 ■ For Hospital 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 and washing hands frequently to not only save themselves from coronavirus but also keep everyone around them safe. Till now, 23,674 patients have recovered. Vacant plots in Sanyas Nagar flooded with sewer water MC slaps notice on factory owner for road damage Harshraj Singh Ludhiana, January 5 The Municipal Corporation (MC) has slapped a notice of around Rs 80,000 to a factory owner in New Subash Nagar here for allegedly damaging a road to get sewer connection without any required permission from the civic body. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 5 Residents of Sanyas Nagar in Ward No. 2 here are a harried lot as many vacant plots have been flooded with sewer water near their houses. They lamented that when some selected areas were being developed under the smart city mission, the issues in areas like Sanyas Nagar were being ignored by the Municipal Corporation (MC). The residents have been complaining about the faulty sewers in the area for long. They demanded from the MC to find out a permanent solution to the problems being faced by them due to the overflowing sewers. A number of vacant plots in the area are located below the road surface. These plots look like dirty ponds now due to water accumulation. Moreover, there is no check on the dumping of garbage in these plots. A resident of Sanyas Nagar, Sunita Devi, said they had raised the matter about the overflowing sewers many times, but to no avail. “The ward councillor had assured us that the problem will be solved soon, but we are still suffering as foul smell keeps emanating from the accumulated water in the plots. Insanitary conditions pose a threat of diseases here,” she said. “No efforts are being made by the civic body to address Tribune News Service ❝ Sewer water accumulated in vacant plots at Sanyas Nagar Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA FINAL PLAN SOON The sewer system ❝laid in a systematicwas not manner in the past due to which the sewers were overflowing. We are going to make a final plan within next 10-15 days to address the problem. ❞ Sanjay Talwar, MLA, LUDHIANA (EAST) this problem. The accumulated water in plots has caused damage to the boundary wall of the adjoining houses too. The situation becomes worse during the rainy season. We appeal to the MC authorities to pay attention and take the necessary steps to solve the sewerrelated problems at the earliest. The accumulated water from plots must be cleared,” said another woman. Executive Engineer of MC Ludhiana, Pardeep Saluja, said they would look into the matter and take the required measures to solve the problem at the earliest. MLA from Ludhiana (East) Sanjay Talwar said the sewer system was not laid in a systematic manner in the past due to which the sewers were overflowing. “We are going to make a final plan within next 10-15 days to address this problem. Actually, when the disposal system is run, sewer lines in Sanyas Nagar get cleared, but sewer starts overflowing in nearby areas. If disposal is not run, Sanyas Nagar sewer lines start overflowing. We are also planning to divert sewer water from Sanyas Nagar through other sewer lines. Once the final plan is made, it is expected that the problem of overflowing sewer in Sanyas Nagar will be solved in the next one or two months.” The road cutting was done without taking any permission from the MC. ❞ Ranveer Singh, EXECUTIVE ENGINEER, MC Councillor from Ward No. 10 Harjinder Paul had earlier complained to the MC authorities that the owner of a hosiery unit had got interlocking tiles removed to link the factory’s sewer connection with the MC’s sewer line. The factory owner was getting the sewer connection joined with the MC’s sewer line without any permission, the councillor said. MC Executive Engineer Ranveer Singh said the road cutting was done without taking any permission from the Municipal Corporation. He further said that they took action in this regard and did not allow the factory owner to get the sewer connection joined with the MC’s sewer line. A notice has been served to the factory owner to pay Rs 80,528 to the MC for causing damage to the road. Modern slaughter house to be functional soon Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 5 The Municipal Corporation (MC) officials conducted a meeting with members of associations of meat shop owners in the city today. Senior veterinary officer Dr Harbans Singh Dhalla said the members of the associations were made aware about the MC’s modernised slaughter house which would be made functional soon. He said they would hold a seminar regarding the operations of the modernised slaughter house. The MC has signed an agreement with a firm to run the modernised slaughter house. The firm, which is supposed to start operations soon, would deliver the meat to over 500 meat shops, according to the civic body officials.
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