05042021-LT-01.qxd 4/5/2021 12:18 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE PARENTS SHOW INTEREST IN GOVT SCHOOLS AMID PANDEMIC PAGE 2 RASHMIKA TALKS ON BAGGING HER SECOND BOLLYWOOD FILM As private schools have not provided any relief in school fee, many parents have enrolled their kids in govt schools. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY Minor under influence of liquor kills man Tribune News Service POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 9:30am to 5pm: Sector-39 and other related area to this feeder. 10am to 3pm: Babanand Singh Nagar, PCT college, Badowal Cantt, Medway Hospital, Global Hospital, Firozepur Road. PCTE College, Prince County, Kohenoor Park, Jiwanpreet Nagar. MAX 36°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 11°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:44 PM Ludhiana, April 4 Taking a serious note of the lapse on the part of field officials in disconnecting electricity connections of defaulting consumers, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has issued directions to officials of the Distribution Wing to strictly follow Regulations of Supply Code-2014 and Electricity Supply Instructions Manual (ESIM)-2018 in this regard. The field staff and their supervisory officials would be held accountable for the lapse in future, according to the latest directions in this The actress breathed her last at her Mumbai residence. The news was shared on Facebook by writer Kiran Kotrial. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:10 AM 5 health workers, 7 teachers & three pupils among new cases Ludhiana, April 4 A total of 446 persons tested positive for Covid today while seven succumbed to the virus. Such a sudden spike was noticed last year in September, when 462 people had tested positive for Covid in a day. Those who lost their lives were in the age group of 4080 years and include five females and two males. The deceased belong to Civil Lines, Rajguru Nagar, Model Town, Dugri, Prem Nagar, Karamsar Colony and LIG Colony. Four patients were admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh. The positive cases today include five healthcare workers, four pre-operative cases, seven teachers and three students. The teachers who tested positive include two teachers from GNE College, one teacher from Manav Rachna International School Dugri, one teacher from PAU, one teacher from Amrit Indo-Canadian Academy, one teacher from BCM School Shastri Nagar and one teacher from Arya College. Three students who tested positive are from GNE College. Till date, a total of 80,8740 samples have been taken, out of which a report of 80,8415 ADHERE TO SAFETY PROTOCOLS, SAYS DC ■ Those who lost their lives were in A man gives a sample for the Covid test. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For Home Isolation: COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 80,8740 35,983 2,834 84 1,169 78147-64759 ■ For Ambulance Problem: 78143-63850 ■ For Hospital Problem: 62849-12553 ■ For General Problem: 62845-31852 samples have been received, of which 76,6758 samples were found negative while reports of 325 samples were pending. The total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 35,983, while 5,674 patients belong to other 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 districts/states. Till date, 68,672 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 5,989. Today, 501 persons were sent for home quarantine. Made answerable for delay in disconnecting defaulters’ connections regard. In a memo (292/96 dated March 26, 2021), the PSPCL Chief Engineer-Commercial has instructed that electricity supply of a consumer should be disconnected for non-payment of electricity charges within the time frame as provided in the instructions issued by PSERC/PSPCL from time to time. It has been further laid down in the instructions that the accumulation of defaulting amount continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 4 The Jamalpur police registered a fraud and criminal conspiracy case against the couple, their son and son’s wife for commiting a property fraud of Rs 51.15 lakhs. The accused have been identified as Pardeep Sood, his wife Renu Sood, sons Akash Sood and Gagan Sood, Akash’s wife Srishtri Sood alias Kamaljit Kaur. The complainant, Saruchi Jain, a resident of Ahluwalia Colony, Jamalpur, who is a government teacher said she had struck a deal to buy a bungalow situated in Bank Colony, Jamalpur at ~75 lakh from the accused. She said accused were given ~51.15 lakh advance payment and agreement was made to the execute sale deed on July 15, 2020. On the agreed date, the accused, Pardeep, made some excuse and property sale deed was extended to August 25, 2020 and this date was again extended to September 10. “Later, the accused blatantly refused to transfer property and also refused to return the advance money taken from us. The accused also threatened me that if continued on page 2 MC turns blind eye to building bylaws violation, ‘illegal’ construction in city Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, April 4 Despite drawing flak from various quarters on ‘illegal’ commercial buildings and other blatant violations of building bylaws which continue unabated in all parts of the city, the officials and field staff of the Building Branch of the Municipal Corporation seems to have not learnt any lesson. The ongoing construction of shops in Jawahar Nagar, opposite general bus stand, commercial complex on Gill Road and other brazen violations of building norms provide ample proof of tacit approval of MC employees in these illegal acts. Recently, officials had refused to stop the construction of a commercial complex (supposedly a hotel) in a resi- PAGE 4 MONDAY | 5 APRIL 2021 | LUDHIANA 7 dead, 446 test positive Over49Kinoculatedin2days PSPCL tightens 5 of family booked for noose on officials ~51L property fraud Our Correspondent VETERAN BOLLYWOOD ACTRESS SHASHIKALA PASSES AWAY AT 88 The actress has bagged her second Bollywood project, Goodbye with Megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 4 A minor boy under the influence of liquor killed a man by hitting latter’s head with a stone late yesterday evening. The deceased has been identified as Shiv Kumar, a resident of Barota Road, Grewal colony. The accused (16) is a resident of Sukhdev Nagar. As per the information, Shiv was consuming liquor along with the accused boy. Heated arguements erupted between them over some issue. In a fit of rage, the accused boy took a stone and smashed it on the head of the deceased. After the incident, the victim was rushed to the nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. The victim had suffered serious head injuries. SHO Daba Manjinder Kaur said the police have arrested the accused and was sent to juvenile home. PAGE 3 In most cases, commercial buildings are being constructed without any approved building plan. TRIBUNE PHOTO dential building in Jawahar Nagar (Zone D) on the ground that the builder had a political connection. In a similar manner, a senior official of the building branch did visit the site where a connecting bridge had been constructed crossing a public street to connect two buildings located across each other in Guru Nanak Colony on Gill Road (Zone C). Assistant Town Planner (Zone D) MS Bedi said notice had been issued to the owner of the building in Jawahar Nagar and action as per rules would be taken against the ‘illegal’ construction. However, officials of the Zone C of the MC said they were not aware of the alleged encroachment in public street where a connecting brief had been constructed across the street. “Field staff has been directed the check the illegal construction and take action as per law,” said ATP (C Zone) Satish Kumar. c m y b the age group of 40-80 years and include five females and two males. The deceased belong to Civil Lines, Rajguru Nagar, Model Town, Dugri, Prem Nagar, Karamsar Colony and LIG Colony. Four patients were admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh. ■ DC Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to residents to follow all safety protocols such as wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and washing hands frequently to not only save themselves but keeping everyone around safe. Whenever the district administration and the Health Department finds out about any positive or suspected Covid-19 person, their samples are immediately sent for testing. Similarly, 4263 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to the residents to adhere all the safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently of the Punjab government to not only save themselves but keeping everyone around safe. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 4 A total of 49,295 people got vaccinated in the district during the two-day special mega vaccination drive held yesterday and today. Today, as many as 22,812 Ludhiana residents got vaccinated, whereas 26,483 people were vaccinated yesterday. After getting such massive response in last 2 days, this drive would be extended further and district administration has urged all residents above 45 years to get themselves vaccinated at the earliest. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma said it is a matter of great pride that 2,33,782 persons have been vaccinated. The drive will go a long way in weeding out Covid-19 from our societ, he added. The district administration had started “Vaccination on doorstep” initiative, under which camps were organised in Mohallas, clubs, factories, business/commercial establishments etc. since March 26, 2021. The Deputy Commissioner said amid the sharp uptick in the Covid-19 cases in Ludhiana, the district administration on March 26, 2021, had launched a unique initiative ‘Vaccine on Doorstep’ to inoculate a larger population in a short period to break the transmission chain of virus. Meanwhile Hampton A man receives the Covid vaccine in Ludhiana on Sunday. HAMPTON HOMES, DMCH HOLD VACCINATION CAMP ■ Hampton Homes in association with DMC & Hospital organised a Covid-19 vaccination camp today. ■ A total 300 people were vaccinated in this camp. The objective of this camp was to provide vaccination facility on doorstep of the people. Homes in association with DMC & Hospital also organised a Covid-19 vaccination camp today. The Hampton Homes staff along with their families and residents, except minors, were vaccinated in this camp. A total 300 people were vaccinated in this camp. The objective of this camp was to provide vaccination facility on doorstep of the people. During the camp at Hampton Homes Director Sanjiv Arora who is also on Governing Board of DMCH said they wanted whole family of Hampton Homes to be well and safe. He motivated others to go for vaccination and said, “If we are safe then others are safe.” Hampton Homes director Hemant Sood urged people to get themselves vaccinated. The medical team was also seen enthused after seeing enthusiasm of people at the camp. The vaccination was done free of cost. A common sight Stray cattle on a link road near the bus stand and near Preet Palace in Ludhiana. Despite collecting cow cess, the civic body has failed to shift stray cattle to shelters. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: ASHWANI DHIMAN 3 fire incidents in Ludhiana Ludhiana, April 4 A major fire broke out at a shoe material shop at Islam Ganj on Sunday. Goods worth thousands were reduced to ashes in the fire. However, no loss of life was reported in the incident. Fire tender immediately reached the spot and managed to douse the flame within half an hour. Kuldeep Singh, the shop owner, said the fire suddenly turned intense as raw material caught fire easily. Another fire incident was reported in the godown of a factory Chawla Weaving on Tajpur road today evening. Factory employees managed to douse the flame by themselves by using the available fire extinguishers and water. The third fire incident reported near the PAU Gate No 7 where fire broke out in the garbage dump. Fire tenders managed to douse the flame. — TNS Drive against wrong parking launched Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 4 The Ludhiana traffic police under the leadership of the Deputy Commissioner (Traffic), Saumya Mishra, launched a special drive against wrong parking and wrong side driving. The purpose of the drive is to ensure no traffic jam on roads and to prevent road accidents from such violations. DCP Saumya said ACP (Traffic) Gurdev Singh and ACP Varunjit Singh along with the traffic police personnel are personally visiting different parts of the city to check the violation of wrong parking. In the drive, which was launched on March 30, as many as 236 challans of wrong side driving were issued in the various city areas as special nakas were set up to catch violators. The DCP said wrong side driving often becomes the cause of road mishaps and Wrongly parked vehicles often lead to traffic jams and road accidents. PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN the police would strictly punish the violators. Apart from this 189 challans of wrongly parked vehicles in city were issued on the spot and these vehicles were creating traffic hurdles on road. As many as 224 vehicles lying parked hazardously were also towed away by the towing vans from various places. Meanwhile, city residents demanded that the traffic police should give first priority to traffic control as they alleged that traffic cops at nakas mostly prefer to issue challans and they care two hoots about traffic jam.
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