14042021-LT-01.qxd 13-04-2021 23:30 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE RISE IN DEMAND FOR OXIMETERS, INFRARED THERMOMETERS IN CITY PAGE 2 In April last year also, there was a huge demand for such medical devices till the first wave subsided. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY Wife booked for abetting man’s suicide Ludhiana, April 13 The Ludhiana police registered an abetment to suicide case against a woman after her husband committed suicide. The accused woman has been identified as Mansi Varsha of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. The deceased has been identified as Kuldeep Singh (26) of Gagandeep Colony. The deceased’s father Nawaat told the police that his son got married to Mansi about four years back. After marriage Mansi started fighting with his son and about two years back, she left for Ghaziabad and started living with her parents. Kuldeep had many a times requested his wife to come back but she demanded divorce from him. “My son was under depression and he had recently told me that he doesn’t want to live and want to end his life. On April 11, when he was alone at home, he consumed poison. He was immediately taken to hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. My son left behind a suicide note in which he held his wife responsible for his death,” alleged Nawaat. The suicide note also mentioned the name of Mansi’s father Mangal Sena, mother Anju and sister Khushi. — TNS LIFESTYLE: ACTRESS SNEHALATA IS MISSING HER SCHOOLDAYS PAGE 3 RAVEENA, AKSHAYE KHANNA TEAM UP FOR A WEB SERIES “I feel schooldays are the best days of our life. It is the formative period for everyone,” says Snehalata. MAX 38°C | MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38°C | MIN 20°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:54 PM 3 dead, 480 positive Directed by Vijay Gutte of The Accidental Prime Minister-fame, Legacy marks the film-maker’s maiden outing in OTT space. SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:58 AM WEDNESDAY | 14 APRIL 2021 | LUDHIANA Man booked for sexually harassing 14-yr-old daughter Baisakhi spirit Health worker, undertrial, teacher among infected Central team reviews Covid situation in dist Tribune News Service A man gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 13 As many as 480 persons from the district tested positive for Covid, while three lost their life to the virus today. Those who tested positive include a healthcare worker, undertrial and teacher from GSSS, Hargobindpura. Three men, residents of Shimlapuri, Basti Jodhewal and Dugri, lost their lives. There are 3,391 active patients in the district at present. Till date, a total of 8,49,830 samples have been taken, out of which report of 8,49,155 samples have been received. As many as 8,02,896 samples were found negative, while reports of 675 samples are pending. The total number of COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 8,49,830 39,974 3,391 10 1,215 COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For Home Isolation: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-19-bedstatus-in-ludhiana-district patients belonging to Ludhiana is 39,974, while 6,285 continued on page 2 Ludhiana, April 13 A Central team reviewed the Covid situation and measures being undertaken by the district administration in Ludhiana. Showing satisfaction over the virus control initiatives, Union Textiles Secretary VK Singh stressed the need to ensure vaccination of all eligible persons in the district. Principal Health Secretary Hussan Lal, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agrawal were prominent among those present. The Deputy Commissioner briefed the Textiles Secretary about the steps being taken by the district administration to check spread of Covid and assured that there was ample availability of beds, oxygen, vaccines and medicines for treating the patients. He told him that to keep a close watch on the entire situation, senior officials had been made in-charge of different aspects of Covid. continued on page 2 c m y b PAGE 4 Children play in a gurdwara sarovar on Baisakhi in Ludhiana on Tuesday. PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN De-silt all sewers, drains: Residents Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 13 The choked road gullies and sewer lines in different parts of the city are crying for attention. Waste is getting collected in the drains passing through some parts of the city. Waterlogging was witnessed in various parts of the city during the last rainy seasons as the road gullies, sewer lines and drains were not cleaned timely. Now, the residents want from the civic body to take all necessary steps to ensure de-silting of all sewer lines and drains in the city before the rainy season. Waterlogging was commonly witnessed at Dholewal Chowk, Samrala Chowk, Chaura Bazar, near Clock Tower, Damoria Bridge, Model Town, Rani Jhansi Road, Dhandari, Hambran Road and number of other areas during the precious rainy seasons. Currently, a drain passing near Bhadaur House has been badly flooded with solid waste as the civic body failed to pay any attention towards it. The situation of a drain passing through Shivaji Nagar is sim- ilar but work to cover the drain is also underway. Whenever it rains heavily, sewage starts flowing back to houses in several areas due to choked sewer lines. The problem of overflowing sewers during rain is common on Chandigarh Road, Panj Peer Road and several other areas. Residents of Dhandari Khurd, New Durga Colony and several other colonies have been complaining about choked sewer lines. Residents in some areas also complain that de-silting of sewer lines is not done on time. continued on page 2 Ludhiana, April 13 The PAU police registered a case against a man for sexually harassing his 14-yearold daughter. The accused have been identified as Puneet Jain of Gold Link apartments and his relative Amit Jain. The wife of Puneet Jain told the police that in 2018, she along with her daughter and husband lived in Ludhiana. “Now we live in Maharashtra. In 2018, I used to visit the houses of students to give private tuitions. My daughter used to be alone at home and my husband, finding her alone at home, had sexually harassed her many a times,” she added. The woman said when the all family members shifted to Maharashtra, her daughter revealed that her father had sexually harassed her for two continuous years and also threatened to kill her if she revealed anything to the police. The woman had submitted a complaint to the Pune police, which registered a FIR under various sections of the IPC and POCSO Act against the girl’s father Puneet Jain and uncle Amit Jain. Since the accused belong to Ludhiana, the Pune police shifted the case for further investigation to the Ludhiana police. The police here registered a fresh FIR and initiated probe. — TNS
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