15012021-LT-01.qxd 1/15/2021 12:44 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE OVERFLOWING SEWERS FLOOD UNDER-CONSTRUCTION ROAD PAGE 2 Residents are forced to suffer as the construction work of main Giaspura Road is going on at a snail’s pace. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF TWO NABBED IN THEFT CASES Ludhiana: The Dugri police cracked a house theft case reported in Nirmal Nagar on the night of January 10. The accused was captured in a CCTV camera footage on the basis of which he was identified and arrested. Surinder Chopra, Dugri SHO, said on January 10 night, owner of the house Bhupinder and his family had gone outside for dinner. When they returned, their entire house was found ransacked and 14 tola of gold ornaments and Rs 70,000 in cash were found missing. Chopra said the accused, who was captured in the CCTV camera, was identified as Manvinder Singh Babbu, a neighbour of the complainant. The police recovered 82 gm of gold ornaments from the accused and further questioning is on to recover the remaining gold and cash. In another case, police nabbed Vikas Kumar of Preet Nagar, who had attempted to steal cash from an ATM with the help of a hammer on January 12 in Dugri. The police also recovered the hammer from him. TNS CAMP FOR STREET VENDORS HELD Ludhiana: A camp under the PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) was organised for street vendors at Janakpuri, here, on Thursday. Secretary of the north unit of the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), Tiger Singh, MC Zonal Commissioner Neeraj Jain, nodal officer Abdul Sattar and councillor Navneet Singh were present. Tiger Singh said around 200 street vendors had applied under the scheme. TNS AMIT KUMAR ATTENDS KISHORE KUMAR SPECIAL ON INDIAN IDOL PAGE 3 WHEN RUSSELL BRAND CALLED ALI FAZAL A TERRIFIC ACTOR Son of legendary singer Kishore Kumar, Amit Kumar graced stage of Indian Idol recently during a special episode. MAX 15°C | MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 13°C | MIN 5°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5:47 PM Despite no physical meeting so far, Ali Fazal continues to stay in touch with the co-stars of Death on the Nile. SUNRISE SATURDAY 7:25 AM FRIDAY | 15 JANUARY 2021 | LUDHIANA Dist gets 36K vaccine doses Elderly man dies, 22 positive Tribune News Service First phase of vaccination to be held from January 16 to 18 Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 14 Ludhiana district today received its first share of Covid vaccine Covishield. The district has received 36,000 doses of the vaccine and these have been stored at the Civil Surgeon’s office. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today thanked doctors and healthcare workers for showing full faith in the vaccine. He said it was due to their faith in the vaccine that over 30,000 doctors and healthcare workers would be administered doses of the vaccine in the first phase in the district alone. The vaccination for doctors and healthcare workers of the district would be held from January 16 to 18. Don’t believe in rumours, say health officials Civil Surgeon Sukhjeevan Kakkar, District Immunisation Officer Kiran Gill, Dr Bishav Mohan and Dr Anurag Chaudhary, both from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, took part in the Facebook live session and cleared rumours regarding the vaccine. The Deputy Commissioner urged residents to not to believe in any rumours spread Covid vaccine stored in a refrigerator at the Civil Surgeon's office in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN through social media. Sharma said the vaccine had been launched after carrying out several trials and there was no need to panic. People should understand that if the doctors and healthcare workers have themselves volunteered for the vaccination, it shows that they have full faith in it. He said getting the vaccination done was purely voluntary. However, he appealed that everyone should get vaccinated. The Civil Surgeon said several locations had been identified in the district where vaccination would be carried out by teams of expert doctors. He said in the first phase, over 30,000 healthcare work- ers, both from government and private sectors of the district would be administered the vaccine, followed by anganwari workers, people aged above 50 years, people below 50 years with comorbidities and others. He clarified that the vaccine would not be available off the shelf for the time being and only people who have got themselves registered on the government portal would be covered under it. He said on registration, the beneficiaries would receive an SMS informing the date and place where the vaccine would be administered to them. Dr Bishav Mohan said even cured Covid-19 patient should get himself vaccinated. He said the vaccination would be done twice (once every two weeks) and when one gets vaccinated for the second time, they would be fully safe from the Covid-19 virus after further two weeks of getting second shot of vaccination. “For example, if a person gets vaccinated today, he/she would be vaccinated again after 14 days (for second shot). Upon the completion of 28 days (both shots administered), he/she would have to wait for another 14 days to be fully safe from the virus. Till then, people should keep taking precautions,” he said. Cold and hazy Ludhiana, January 14 As many as 22 persons tested positive for Covid while an elderly person succumbed to the virus today. At present, there are 305 active patients in the district. The person who lost his life today was a 76-year-old man from Latala village. He was admitted to Fortis Hospital and was a patient of diabetes. A total of 30 patients (22 new patients from Ludhiana district and eight from other states/districts) tested positive in the past 24 hours. According to the Health Department, a total of 5,66,880 samples have been taken, of which reports of 5,65,555 have been received. Of these, 5,36,547 samples were found negative while reports of 1,325 were pending. The total number of patients related to the district since the spread of Covid is 25,204, while 3,804 patients belong to other districts/states. The number of persons who lost their lives include 977 persons from Ludhiana and 464 from other districts. Civil Surgeon Sukhjeevan Kakkar said 5,56,21 persons had been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons was 826. Today, 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 5,66,880 25,204 305 977 ■ 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 38 persons were sent for home quarantine. Today, 1,874 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing and their results are expected shortly. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to residents to adhere to all safety protocols such as wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and washing hands frequently of the Punjab Government to keep themselves and others safe. 17 booked in two assault cases Tribune News Service POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 4 pm: Choti Jawadi, Parkash Nagar, Guru Gyan Vihar Sectors 2, 3, 4, 5 Gobind Nagar, Vishal Nagar and parts of Karnail Singh Nagar Phase 2. 11 arrested for gambling, ~92K seized A biker commutes amid dense fog on a road near Ayali village in Ludhiana on Thursday morning. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Ludhiana, January 14 Several persons attacked a family outside their house at Ishar Colony here. The Focal Point police registered a case against Jalaludin, Upinder, Gobinda, Ramu, Veeru, Rohit and four unknown persons. Complainant Ghaniya Lal in a complaint submitted to the police stated that on January 11, all members of his family were sitting outside their house around a bonfire. The suspects, who were carrying sharp weapons, reached the spot and attacked them. He and other family members had suffered minor FORMATION OF MONITORING COMMITTEE FOR PARKING LOTS Ludhiana, January 14 The Police Division 2 conducted a major raid against gambling and caught 11 persons red-handed while gambling near HDFC Bank, PUDA ground, yesterday. The accused have been identified as Harsimran Singh, Shivam Bansal of Phase 2, Dugri, Sanjiv Kumar of Mehmoodpura, Sunil Kumar, Mani Kumar of Qila Mohalla, Krishan Lal of Harbanspura, Shyam of Daresi, Vishal of Madhopuri, Gurjot Singh of Dhoka Mohalla, Rakesh Kumar of Qila Mohalla and Mukesh Kumar of Janakpuri. ASI Inder Singh said a tipoff was received that some persons were gambling on the PUDA ground. accordingly, the police party conducted a raid and nabbed them. The police also recovered Rs 92,220 in cash from the spot. A case under Sections 13A and 3/67 of the Gambling Act has been registered. — TNS PAGE 4 MC continues to ignore traders’ demand injuries in the attack. “When we raised an alarm, residents of the area reached the place. Afterwards, they fled the spot in their vehicles after threatening them. Later, we informed the police,” he said. The complainant said the police registered a case on Wednesday but nobody was arrested so far. Investigating officer ASI Randhir Singh said a case under various sections of the IPC has been registered against the accused and raids were on to nab them. In another case of assault registered by the Police Division 6, a man, Prakaram Attri, of Parbhat Nagar was attacked by Sonu Sood, Himanshu Sood, Charanjit Singh and four unknown persons on January 12. Prakaram said he, along with his uncle Surjit Singh, was at their house when the accused barged into the house and attacked him and his uncle over some old enmity. They also snatched a gold chain of his uncle. ASI Major Singh said raids were being conducted to nab the accused. Monitoring panel formed for Buddha Nullah project An employee was booked for ‘overcharging’ recently at multilevel parking lot in city Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 14 Even after one-and-a-half month after holding an e-auction of paid parking lots, no concrete steps are being taken to check violations at parking lots. Earlier, members of the Feroze Gandhi Market Association had also demanded from the civic body to formulate a committee to keep a check on violations at the parking lots but to no avail. Notably, an employee of a private firm who looks after a multilevel parking lot near Mata Rani Chowk was recently booked for “overcharging”. Visitors had been complaining about overcharging at the multi-level parking lot, Bhadaur House market, Feroze Gandhi Market and other parking lots in the city in the past too but no concrete action was taken to check such violations. A parking lot at Feroze Gandhi Market in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN At some of the parking lots in the city, manual tickets are still being issued to visitors instead of mandatory e-tickets. Besides, parking fee boards have not been displayed properly at most of the sites designated for parking of vehicles. As per the tender conditions, contractors were supposed to make sure their workers should be in proper uniform at the lots but no steps taken for the same. CCTV cameras were not seen at a number of locations. Moreover, the MC has not displayed any helpline number for visitors at the lots. Col Harjap Singh, chairman of the Feroze Gandhi Market Association, said there was no c m y b check on violations at the parking lots in the market. “We have been demanding from the MC to set up a monitoring committee, comprising the MC, police officials, representatives from the market association and the public, to keep a check on violations so that visitors don’t face any inconvenience. We don’t know why the MC is ignoring this demand for a long time,” he said. He said: “We have given a memorandum to the Mayor about issues related to the market. In the memorandum, we have requested the MC again to set up the committee.” Notably, the five parking lots of the Feroze Gandhi market were earlier auctioned at around Rs 1.16 crores while the multilevel parking lot near Mata Rani Chowk was auctioned at Rs 1.03 crore (20 per cent night charges extra). Besides, the parking lots of Bhadaur House and outside AC Market were auctioned at around Rs 30 lakh, BRS Nagar lot near Orient Cinema at around Rs 20 lakh and the lot at Sarabha Nagar I-Block at about Rs 4.30 lakh. Howewever, MC’s tehbazari chief Neeraj Jain said he would look into the matter. MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal inspects the STP at Jamalpur in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO Ludhiana, January 14 The Department of Local Government, Punjab, constituted the project monitoring committee for the Rejuvenation of Buddha Nullah project. MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal is the Chairman of the committee. The other comittee members include representative of the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana; Superitending Engineer (SE) of PPCB, Ludhiana; SE, MC, Ludhiana; SE, Punjab Water Supply & Sewerage Circle, Ludhiana; two prominent persons from industries and a representative from the Task Force of Buddha Nullah. Executive Engineer of the PWSSB, Ludhiana, is the convener of the committee. The monitoring committee will look after the works regarding the construction of sewerage treatment plants (STPs), pumping stations, ETPs for Dairy complexes, rehabilitation of existing STPs & main pumping stations for abatement of pollution in the Nullah. Meanwhile, MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal also inspected the Jamalpur STP on Thursday. — TNS
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