28032021-LT-01.qxd 28-03-2021 00:21 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE PAGE 2 POOR CONDITION OF RAHON ROAD IRKS COMMUTERS Residents say the condition of road has worsened so much that it has become an accident-prone stretch. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRIDENT PCA INTER-DISTRICT (U-16) CRICKET TOURNAMENT MAX 35°C | MIN 17°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 16°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:43 PM Two healthcare workers, two undertrials & cop contract disease Tribune News Service Three arrested for attempt to murder Ludhiana, March 27 The police Division No. 5 have arrested three suspects on the charge of attempt to murder and opening fire at Gurdev Nagar during which two persons suffered bullet injuries. The assailants had reportedly come to take forcible possession of a house. When caretaker of the house objected, assailants opened indiscriminate fire during which two persons received bullet injuries. After receiving complaint, the police registered a case against Palwinder Singh of Angad Vihar, Kuldeep Singh of Dugri, Jaswinder Kaur of Gurdev Nagar, Gurbir Singh of Model Gram, Gurmeet Singh of the Dhandra road, Sukhwinder Kaur and some unknown persons. Complainant Jaswinder Singh told the police that opposite his residence, his relative, who lived in the USA, had a house, which he had earlier given to Sadhu Singh Mistri. As Mistri vacated the house recently, he was taking care of it, Jaswinder added. “On March 25, assailants along with over a dozen armed persons came in five cars and started breaking locks of the house. When I along with my sons Jaskaran and Simranpreet protested, assailants rained bullets on us. Both my sons suffered injuries in the firing,” Jaswinder said. He alleged that the accused wanted to take forcible possession of the house. The investigation officer, ASI Pardeep Singh, said Palwinder, Kuldeep and Jaswinder Kaur were nabbed and raids were on to arrest rest of the accused. The police said it was a case of the property dispute between two parties. — TNS A senior citizen gives swab sample for the Covid test near Clock Tower in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For Home Isolation: COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 7,75,351 32,973 2,776 208 1,108 I MEDITATE IN TIME BETWEEN SHOTS, SAYS NIKHIL BHAMBRI Devastating bowling by Imrozpreet powers Ludhiana to script an easy nine wickets win in match against Gurdaspur. In highest single-day spike 497 test +ve, five lose life to virus Ludhiana, March 27 The Covid-19 cases are on the rise as 497 more persons tested positive here today. It is stated to be the highest single-day spike this year. The virus also claimed life of five more persons from Ludhiana district during the past 24 hours. At present, there are 2,776 active cases in the district. The Health Department today confirmed 571 cases, including 497 from Ludhiana district and 74 from other districts of states. In Ludhiana, 102 patients visited the OPD, 219 with influenza like illness visited flu corner and 37 came in contact of positive patients. The samples of 12 more teachers, including one from Government College for Girls, Ludhiana, two from GSS School, Manewal, seven from Guru Nanak Public School, Ludhiana, and two from Nankana Sahib Public School, Samrala, were found positive for the virus. Besides, seven staff members of Guru Nanak Public School also tested positive for the Covid-19. Two healthcare workers, two undertrials and a cop also contracted coronavirus. Moreover, 10 patients with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) tested posi- PAGE 2 78147-64759 ■ 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-19bed-status-in-ludhiana-district tive for the virus. The Health Department today confirmed that six persons, including five from Ludhiana and one from Hoshiarpur died of virus. A 47-year-old man from Lalton Khurd, a 65-year-old man from Bahadur Ke, a 37-yearold man from Gurdev Park, a 53-year-old woman from Mangli Uchi and a 52-year- REVISION OF COLLECTOR RATES Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma chairs a meeting to review collector rate in Ludhiana on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO DC tells officials to submit proposals Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 27 The Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner (DC), Varinder Kumar Sharma, today asked the Sub-Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) and revenue officers in the district to submit their detailed proposals for revision in the collector rates, if any, for registration of land deeds in the district. Chairing a meeting of the SDMs and the revenue officers, the DC said, “The review in the collector rates has been pending since long and any such decision has to be taken after a thorough brainstorming. Officers must get proper feedback from all stakeholders at the grassroots level and submit their report within a week.” “The basic thumb rule for the review of the collector rates must be to accord top priority to the interest of the general public at every cost,” the DC added. “After getting a report from all the SDMs and the Revenue officers, the district administration will compile the report and send it to the state government for the necessary action,” the DC said. This was a preliminary meeting and the report would compiled after minute deliberations with officers of the district administration, the DC added. Officers must ensure that their report was submitted well in time for further necessary action, the DC said. The SDMs, Amrinder Singh Malhi, Baljinder Singh Dhillon, Mankanwal Singh Chahal, Geetika Singh, Harbans Singh, Himanshu Gupta, tehsildars, and naib tehsildars attended the meeting. old man from Kamalpura village in Ludhiana district succumbed to the virus. In all, 7,75,351 samples had been collected, out of which 7,36,648 were found negative. The total number of patients related to Ludhiana district is 32,973 and 5,227 patients belong to other districts/states. Notably, 1,108 people from Ludhiana district and 573 from other districts have lost lives due to Covid-19 till date. As many 3,984 samples were collected for the Covid-19 test today. The District Administration appealed to residents to adhere all the safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently. Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi to be back on track Ludhiana, March 27 After remaining cancelled for almost a year since Covidinduced lockdown, the second pair of New Delhi-Amritsar-New Delhi Shatabdi Express (02013/14) would be back on track with effect from April 10. Railway officials said the train would operate as per its old time table on all days of the week. Train 02014 would depart from Amritsar at 4.55 am and reach New Delhi at 11.02 am with a five minute halt at Ludhiana (6.57 am to 7.02 am) while on return journey the train 02013 would leave New Delhi at 4.30 pm and reach Amritsar at 10.30 pm with a three minutes stoppage at Ludhiana (8.16 pm to 8.19 pm). Meanwhile, the railway authorities have announced yet another Holi special train to run between Kanpur Central and Amritsar from April 5 till further orders. The 04145 Kanpur CentralAmritsar Superfast Weekly Special Express would leave Kanpur every Monday from April 5 at 5.50 pm and reach Jammu Tawi at 9.30 am the next day. On return journey, the train 04146 would depart from Jammu Tawi on every Tuesday from April 6 at 12.45 pm and arrive at Kanpur Central at 4.50 am the next day. The weekly special train would have stoppages at Unnao, Balamau, Bareilly, Moradabad, Laksar, Roorki, Saharanpur, Ambala Cantt, Rajpura, Sahnewal, Ludhiana, Phagwara, Jalandhar and Beas . To cope with spurt in passenger traffic, the Railway has announced to extension of several festival special trains, which are already running. — OC c m y b PAGE 3 Nikhil says that it’s important for everyone to keep mental health in sync with physical well-being. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:19 AM SUNDAY | 28 MARCH 2021 | LUDHIANA 2 vaccination camps held in city Tribune News Service Gang of vehicle lifters busted, three held Ludhiana, March 27 Under the “vaccine at doorsteps” drive to inoculate a larger population in a short period to break the transmission chain of the Covid-19, two more vaccination camps were held in different parts of the city here today. Inaugurating a camp at Gurdwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh at Model Town Extension locality, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma said, “The district administration has received encouraging response from the people. The number of camps is being increased to meet the demand for the vaccine.” Earlier, people were shying away from receiving the jab, but now with vaccine being administered near their homes, they welcomed the move and coming out in large numbers, after seeing each other to get themselves vaccinated, Sharma added. Under the “vaccine at doorsteps” initiative of the district administration, there was no need to go and stand in a queue at the vaccination centre as the health teams would visit particular area/factory/village/residential society or private or commercial establishments after receiving call from the said area councillor, village sarpanch, or prominent person from the locality concerned and hold the vaccination camp in their vicinity, Sharma said. The Deputy Commissioner disclosed that the district administration would send Ludhiana, March 27 The police claimed to have busted a gang of vehicle lifters with the arrest of its three members. The police also recovered 10 vehicles from them. The arrested gang members have been identified as Sawan Kumar, a native of Bihar, presently residing at Mundian Kalan, Suraj Kumar also of Mundian Kalan, and Rahul Kumar, a resident of Uttar Nagar, Phase VIII, Focal Point. One of the accused, who is yet to be arrested, is minor. The Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP), Sachin Gupta, Additional DCP-IV Rupinder Kaur Sra and other cops addressed a press conference regarding the arrest of vehicle lifters here today. Ganesh Kumar had approached the police to lodge a vehicle theft complaint after his bike was stolen from outside factory in Focal Point on March 20, the JCP said. After starting probe in the case, the police managed to nab the three accused, the JCP added. During preliminary questioning the accused confessed that they had stolen bike of Ganesh, the JCP said. Later, on disclosures of the accused, the police recovered nine more motorcycles, the JCP added. The gang members confessed that they had committed several vehicle thefts in the past and sold stolen vehicles, the JCP said. ADCP Rupinder said police remand of the accused would be sought. — TNS Don’t hestiate get inoculated against virus, says DC A resident gets vaccinated at a camp held at Gurdwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singhji in Model Town, Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO have left no ❝Scientistspublic shouldstone unturned to develop the vaccine. The accept it as social responsibility towards the nation and get themselves vaccinated at the earliest to save themselves from the Covid-19 pandemic. ❞ Varinder Kumar Sharma, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, LUDHIANA health teams to vaccinate all eligible persons at all places after receiving a call. Urging the people to shun hesitance and embrace the vaccine, Sharma stressed, “Scientists have left no stone unturned to develop the vaccine. The public should accept it as social responsibility towards the nation and get themselves vaccinated at the earliest to save precious lives from the pandemic.” When there was no vaccine, people were dying in large numbers and praying for vaccine and now when it was here, they must come for- ward to get a jab to win the war against the pandemic, Sharma added. Soliciting wholehearted support of the people, area councillor Mamta Sharma, while inaugurating another such camp at Housing Board Colony in Randhir Singh Nagar, said this was the best system for people as instead of standing in a queue and wasting time, health teams would vaccinate them at their doorsteps. She congratulated fellow councillor Seema Kapoor and local leader Sunil Kapoor for making efforts to organise camp. 1-hour silence in memory of Covid victims leaves commuters stranded Residents face the brunt as inter-city, intra-district roads closed Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 27 On the appeal of Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to residents to pay tributes to those, who lost their lives to Covid, one hour silence was observed in the district from 11 am to 12 noon today. The restrictions on the movement of vehicular traffic brought commuters to a standstill. Residents faced the brunt as the inter-city and intra-district roads remained closed for the traffic. However, the vehicular traffic on national and state highways passing through the district moved without any restriction. “What is the rationale behind stopping the traffic?” questioned an angry commuter Deepti, who was heading to her saloon from home and was stopped on the way. Another harried commuter, Sippy, had to wait for an hour when he was stopped during the observance of silence hour. At some places, commuters accused cops on duty of threatening them. Cops said they would issue challans and also asked them to show documents of their vehicles, commuters alleged. “I was heading home after shopping with my wife when cops stopped us and threatened to issue a challan,” alleged Ajay Kumar. A salesgirl at a local mall, Mona, who was going to work, had to walk over 2 km Huge rush due to barricading by the police at the Clock Tower Chowk; and (below) despite state government instructions vehicles plied on some roads between 11 am to 12 noon in Ludhiana on Saturday. PHOTOS: INDERJEET VERMA/ASHWANI DHIMAN to reach her workplace after the auto-rickshaw she was riding was stopped at a naka. Sirens were rung in the district to indicate the start and end of the silence hour. Management committees of gurdwaras, temples and all religious institutions were also requested to help in observance of silence hour and announce its start and end. Since the spread of the pandemic in the district last year, Covid affected almost 33,000 persons of which 1,108 had already succumbed to the virus. The Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner (DC), Varinder Kumar Sharma, said majority of city residents observed silence for an hour in memory of those, who died due to Covid. Members of the civil society and non-government organisations were roped in to take lead in this initiative and spread awareness for the same, the DC added. The DC also appealed to residents of the district to take necessary precautions in view of the increasing number of Covid cases.
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