22022021-LT-01.qxd 2/22/2021 12:20 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE ‘IT’S ASSUMED ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IS A BIG BAD WORLD’ Actor Delnaaz says it is unfair to single out entertainment industry for having depression & anxiety-related issues. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY Man held on fraud charge Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 21 The Jamalpur police arrested a man, Munish Bhardwaj, of New GTB Nagar, Jalandhar, on the charges of committing a fraud with a city-based man. The complainant, Satya Dev, of Sector 32, Chandigarh Road area, told the police that he had met Munish a few years ago and the accused had told him about some lucrative business deal. “I started trusting Munish Bhardwaj as talks about the business deal were also on. One day he borrowed my car and promised to return the same in a specific period. Later, when I asked him to return the vehicle, he started making excuses. Recently, he refused to return it,” the complainant alleged. He said he had bought the car on loan and he was still paying its instalments. The complainant said later, he gave a complaint to the Police Commissioner, Ludhiana, Rakesh Agrawal, who then marked a probe in the matter and following an inquiry, the police registered a case against the accused and arrested him. The police also recovered the vehicle from the accused. PAGE 3 KAREENA, SAIF BLESSED WITH SECOND CHILD, A BABY BOY Actor Salman Khan will be seen in a new avatar of a narrator in opening episode of Colors’ upcoming show Bawara Dil. MAX 27°C | MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:19 PM Illegal colonies cock a snook at GLADA Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, February 21 Despite tall claims of stern action against unregulated growth, including the registration of criminal cases against offenders, the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA), it seems, is finding it difficult to come to terms with the menace of illegal and unlicensed colonies which are proliferating in almost every nook and corner of the city. In many cases, internal and external development works in such colonies continue even after notices served to them by the regulatory and field staff of the Authority. It was a couple of months ago that the matter of development of several illegal colonies under different stages of development at Dhandra and surrounding areas was brought to the notice of the GLADA authorities by certain wellmeaning residents of adjoining colonies. GLADA officials had then claimed that notices were served to the developers and in one or two cases, police complaints were also lodged for PAGE 3 SALMAN LENDS HIS VOICE FOR UPCOMING SHOW BAWARA DIL DEFIANT DEVELOPERS In many cases, internal and external development works in such colonies continue even after notices served to them by the regulatory and field staff of the Authority. GLADA officials had then claimed that notices were served to the developers and in one or two cases, police complaints were also lodged for the registration of cases for the violation of PAPRA. the registration of cases for the violation of PAPRA. However, the defiant developers continued with the internal and external development works and in a couple of these colonies, buildings were under construction, while in another colony, interlocking tiles were being laid on pavements. This lackadaisical attitude of the regulatory body indeed pointed towards the involvement of field staff and officials of GLADA in the development of these illegal colonies not only in Dhandra but several other areas in the periphery like Jaspal Bangar, Lohara, Humbran Road, Jassian Road, Pakhowal Road, Sherpur, Rahon Road and Threeke areas. A city-based developer alleged that GLADA staff and supervisory officials were hand in glove with the unscrupulous developers and most of the illegal colonies were being developed in or around Ludhiana with their tacit approval and big money was involved in this unlawful activity. c m y b From netizens to close friends of the couple, many took to social media to send their best wishes to them. SUNRISE TUESDAY 7 AM 8-yr-old among two minors raped in city Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 21 An eight-year-old girl was among two minor girls who were allegedly raped in the city in separate incidents. In the first incident, the Ladhowal police booked Ranjit Singh of Majara Khurd for raping the eight-year-old-girl. As per the complainant, on February 20, her sister had gone to the forest area alongside the Sutlej where the accused raped her. The accused had also threatened her sister of dire consequences if she reveal anything to the family or the police. Investigating officer SI Manpreet Kaur said a case under Section 376, IPC, and Section 4, POCSO Act, was registered against the accused and a raid was being conducted to nab him. Another case was registered at the Jodhewal police station on Saturday against Arshdeep Singh Bhatia of Pancheel Colony on the charges of raping a 15-yearold girl of the locality. continued on page 2 PAGE 4 MONDAY | 22 FEBRUARY 2021 | LUDHIANA Seven students, teacher test positive; 2 fatalities Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 21 School students and teachers testing positive for Covid is not halting and today seven students and a teacher tested positive out of the total 49 people who tested positive today. In addition, two patients lost their life to the virus. The students who tested positive today included two from Government Senior Secondary School, Chaunta, three from Government School, Baude, and two from MAM Public School, Samrala. One teacher from Government School, Bhamudi, also tested positive. Till now, a total of 32 students from the Government Senior Secondary School, Chaunta, have tested positive. In addition, two government employees and one healthcare worker also tested positive for coronavirus today. The two patients who lost their lives belonged to Samrala and Fatehganj and both had been admitted to Fortis Hospital with co-morbidity of hypertension and diabetes. The number of active patients increased to 411 on Sunday. Till date, a total of 6,48,795 samples have been taken, out of which the reports of 6,46,755 samples have been received. Of these, 6,15,983 samples were found negative, while the reports of 2,040 samples were pending. Now, the total number of confirmed cases from Ludhiana is 26,664, while 4,108 patients belong to other districts/states. Till date, 57,187 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 852. On Sunday, 80 persons were sent for home quarantine. A total of 2,025 samples A girl gives her sample for Covid testing in Ludhiana. of the suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For Home Isolation: 78147-64759 ■ For Ambulance Problem: 78143-63850 ■ For Hospital Problem: COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 6,48,795 26,664 411 24 1,018 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-19bed-status-in-ludhiana-district
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