06042021-LT-01.qxd 4/5/2021 11:20 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE VIRTUAL KISAN MELA KICKS OFF AT PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh inaugurated the two-day Virtual Kisan Mela at PAU on Monday. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF FIVE BOOKED FOR BOOTLEGGING PAGE 2 SINGER DEEP MONEY IS WINNING HEARTS WITH HIS LATEST TRACK PAGE 3 THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 WINS BIG AT SAG AWARDS-2021 The song is made for parties and is about living in happy moments. It has been directed by Ashish Rai. MAX 36°C | MIN 18°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 18°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:49 PM In the wake of the pandemic, the downsized award ceremony, including monologues from presenters, was pre-taped. SUNRISE DAY 6:08 AM TUESDAY | 6 APRIL 2021 | LUDHIANA Raising roof using jacks 8 dead, 390 test positive not permissible:violated in city MC Roof collapse Building by-laws openly Healthcare worker, three teachers among new cases Tribune News Service Harshraj Singh INQUIRY REPORT NOT MADE PUBLIC Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 5 Three years after the incident of a plastic manufacturing unit fire and its collapse, wherein 16 persons, including nine firefighters, had lost their lives, it seems the MC has not learnt any lesson to stop the blatant violations of the building by-laws in the city. Another major incident took place when a factory roof collapsed this morning, leaving four dead and several injured. According to information, no permission was taken by the owner of Jasmail Singh & Sons’ auto-parts manufacturing unit to raise the level of roof by using jacks. Municipal Corporation officials said the raising of the roof level by using jacks was against the rules and no permission could be granted for the same. The raising the level of roof is a very common practice in the city and has been going on for years, TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Ludhiana: The Ladhowal police have booked five persons and seized 156 bottles of illicit liquor along with 10,000 litres of lahan (undistilled liquor). The police said the accused have been identified as Bharu and his son Vanjar Singh, both residents of Bholewal Jadid village. They were booked under Sections 61, 1, 14 of the Excise Act and 80 bottles of illicit liquor, utensils and distillation equipment were recovered from them. However, the accused managed to flee. Raids were on to nab the miscreants. In another raid at the same village, the police registered a case against two persons namely Kulwant Singh and Sukha under the Excise Act and made a recovery of 76 bottles of illicit liquor, utensils and distillation equipment. The accused managed to gave the police a slip. The police said one Kuljit Singh, a resident of Razapur village, was booked under Sections 61, 1, 14 of the Excise Act. The police recovered 10,000 litres of lahan from the spot which was destroyed. TNS PAGE 4 plastic manufacturing unit fire and collapse incident near Suffian Chowk in 2017, CM Capt Amarinder Singh had ordered an inquiry, which was conducted by the then Divisional Commissioner, Patiala. Kin of a firefighter, who had lost his life in the incident, had demanded that the inquiry report should be read before public at the tragedy site. However, that inquiry report has not been made public. SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 8,12,374 36,373 2,835 1 1,177 and one staff members. The teachers are from BCM, Shastri Nagar, AS School, Khanna, and GH School, Jamalpur, and staff member from AS School, Khanna. Seven men and one woman, all in the age group 45-85 years, lost their lives today. 11-yr-old among two Everything happened in minors raped in city A labourer being rescued by the police after the roof of a factory at Baba Mukand Singh Nagar, Daba Road, collapsed in Ludhiana. but no action has been taken to stop such violations. An official of the MC’s Building Branch, who was present at the incident site, said, “It seems the level of roof was seven feet on the second floor and the factory owner wanted to increase it to 10 or 11 feet. Jacks were used for raising the roof level. For every one jack, one person is placed for support. It seems the walls of the factory building were also weak. Along with the roof, continued on page 2 ■ After 16 persons had died in a Ludhiana, April 5 As many as 390 persons tested positive for Covid, while eight patients lost their life to the virus here today. The total number of positive cases from the district has reached 36,373, while 1,177 have lost their lives so far. Active cases in the district are 2,835, while 416 persons were quarantined today. Those who tested positive today include one healthcare worker, three teachers COVID-19 FIGURES no time: Injured workers Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 5 Four persons were killed and several injured as the roof of a building collapsed on Daba Road today. Total seven injured workers were brought to Civil Hospital, out of which two workers were brought dead c m y b and five were treated in the emergency ward. “Out of the five injured workers, two have been admitted and their condition is stable, one sent home after first aid and two went to SPS Hospital on their own after getting first aid,” said SMO, Dr Amarjeet Kaur. continued on page 2 Our Correspondent Ludhiana, April 5 An 11-year-old girl was reportedly abducted and raped for around four days before she was found on Noorwala Road here on April 2. The police have arrested one Dharminder, a resident of Gandhi Nagar, and booked him under Sections 363, 366A, 376-AB, 506 of the IPC and Section 6 of the POCSO Act. Victim’s mother, Suneeta, a resident of Gandhi Nagar, had lodged a report with the police that she had gone to visit her relatives on March 28 leaving behind her two sons and the daughter. She said her son told her that the girl was missing since March 29. The girl was was later found abandoned at Noorwala Road after five days. The mother claimed that her continued on page 2 A 99-year-old, Harbans Kaur, today got vaccinated at a special camp being organised by United Cycle Parts and Manufacturers Association (UCPMA) on Gill Road, here. A resident of Shimlapuri, her son Nirmal Singh (66) also got vaccinated with her. After getting vaccinated, Harbans Kaur urged the residents to get themselves vaccinated at the earliest. She said she was feeling completely fine after getting vaccinated and that everyone continued on page 2 3 nabbed with 45-kg cannabis Ludhiana, April 5 A joint team of the Crime Branch-2 and PCR staff posted at Sherpur Chowk nabbed three persons with 45 kg of cannabis (ganja) when they alighted from a bus coming from the Delhi side. The police said the trio were booked under Sections 20/61/85 of the NDPS Act. The police said the accused were identified as Ajit Kumar (32), resident of Boksa in Buxar (Bihar), Dev Narain (35), continued on page 2
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