01062021-LT-01.qxd 5/31/2021 11:58 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE DC OFFICE STAFF UP IN ARMS AGAINST GOVT OVER DEMANDS PAGE 2 Employees have been demanding promotion of staff and recruitment to fill vacant posts. FORECAST CLOUDY INBRIEF 2 ARRESTED WITH STOLEN BIKE Ludhiana: The police have arrested two persons, Karan Singh and Sikander Singh, both residents of Bhattian Bet, who were reportedly involved in several cases of theft and snatching. The police said they got a tip-off that the suspects were moving on a stolen motorcycle with the intent of selling it. Later, the duo, who were riding the motorcycle without number plate was stopped at the Bhattian Bet Tpoint. The stolen motorcycle and two mobile phones, supposedly snatched by them, were recovered from the duo. A case under Sections 379, 411 and 34 of the IPC has been registered in this regard. OC MAN NABBED WITH HEROIN Ludhiana: The police have nabbed Abjal, a resident of Hargobind Nagar from Harkrishan Nagar, Ghora Colony, with 20 gm of heroin. The police said he was waiting for his customers on the roadside. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against him. Meanwhile, a police party on patrol duty on Sua Road, Giaspura, caught hold of a drug addict, Mangal Singh of Bahadurke Road, while taking heroin on a vacant plot. The police seized 0.3 gm of heroin, a lighter, silver foil and a currency note from him. A case has been registered. OC 2 ARRESTED FOR OPENING SHOPS Ludhiana: Devinder Singh, who runs a grocery shop at his residence in Jujhar Nagar, Shimlapuri, was arrested and charged under Section 188, IPC, for opening his shop during the weekend lockdown. Another person identified as Rambir Singh, a resident of Katani Khurd and the owner of Prince Dhaba at Katani Kalan, was arrested for keeping the outlet open during the lockdown where a rush of customers was witnessed.OC FOUR NABBED ON GAMBLING CHARGE Ludhiana: The police have arrested Vinod Kumar, Yamuna Das, Mithilesh Kumar and Rakesh, all residents of Upkar Nagar, for gambling on a vacant plot in Mini Bihar Mohalla, along the Gunda Nullah. The police recovered Rs 3,840 from the spot. All four were booked under the Gambling Act. OC SMOKERS AT INCREASED RISK OF CONTRACTING COVID: DOCS PAGE 2 SENA SEEKS CHANGE IN TITLE OF AKSHAY-STARRER PRITHVIRAJ Doctors from Department of Pulmonary Medicine, DMCH, have given advice on quitting consumption of tobacco. MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:25 PM PAGE 4 “How can they keep title of film as just Prithviraj when film is based on great Prithviraj Chauhan,” asks Karni Sena. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:23 AM TUESDAY | 1 JUNE 2021 | LUDHIANA 8 dead, 223 cases State’s lowest rural positivity rate in dist Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 31 As many as 223 persons tested positive for Covid while eight persons lost their lives in the district today. Total confirmed positive cases in the district now are 84,115, while 1,999 have lost their lives so far. There are 4,276 active cases and the case fatality rate now is 2.38 per cent. Five men and three women lost their lives. Four deceased belong to rural areas and four to urban areas. Those who tested positive include two healthcare workers and one pre-operative case. As many as 51 patients are still being traced. As many as 3,515 persons were under home isolation, 108 admitted to government hospitals, 438 to private hospitals and 49 patients on ventilator support. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma said till date a total of 13,70,569 samples had been taken, out of which reports of 13,70,185 samples were received. As many as 12,75,097 samples were found negative, while reports of 384 samples were pending. He said, “Whenever the Ludhiana, May 31 Having made a remarkable turnaround from being the worst-hit to the safest district in the state during the past over two weeks, Ludhiana has topped the state with the lowest Covid positivity rate in the rural areas last week. The district reported a 2.7 per cent positivity rate in its villages between May 17 and 25, which was 59.52 per cent less than the state average of 6.67 per cent rural positivity rate, the data compiled by the Health and Family Welfare Department has revealed. The analysis of rural-urban divide, a copy of which is available with The Tribune, showed that Ludhiana reported 7.2 per cent positivity rate in its urban areas, which was also sixth lowest in the state, and was 19.28 per cent less than Punjab’s average urban positivity rate of 8.92 per cent. The districts, which reported better urban positivity rate than Ludhiana, were Tarn Taran with the state’s lowest 2.5 per cent, followed by Nawanshahr 2.8 per cent, Kapurthala and Ropar 4.4 per cent each, Hoshiarpur 5.8 per cent and Gurdaspur and Fatehgarh Sahib 6 per cent each. Those with the higher posi- COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 13,70,569 84,115 4,276 464 1,999 COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For home isolation: ■ For general problem: 78147-64759 ■ For ambulance problem: 78143-63850 ■ For hospital problem: 62849-12553 ■ For problem in cremation of bodies: 77197-12797, 95015-00101, 95015-00102 62845-31852 ■ For bed/oxygen/medicine availability: 62849-12553 ■ For Remdesivir injection: 98720-08040 ■ For reporting overcharging by hospitals & other issues: 62849-12553 SIX MORE PATIENTS OF BLACK FUNGUS Six more patients were diagnosed with black fungus on Monday. Five patients belong to Ludhiana district and one to another district. Now, there are total 78 patients of black fungus admitted to various hospitals in Ludhiana and eight have lost their lives so far. district administration and Health Department finds out about any positive or suspected Covid-19 case, his sample is immediately sent for testing. Similarly, 12,783 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.” Smart City: Panel gives nod to projects Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 31 A meeting of the city-level technical committee of Ludhiana Smart City Limited was held to give approval to the reports regarding various upcoming projects under the Smart City Mission projects. The meeting was headed by MC Commissioner-cum-CEO of Ludhiana Smart City Limited Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal. A discussion was held on the upcoming projects like installation of gym equipment at parks in eight wards of Zone A and B, development of ESI Road under Smart City Mission, installation of facade lighting at statues of martyrs and freedom fighters, installation of static compactors, upgrade of sports infrastructure, installation of legacy waste screening machines and A man gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA tivity rate in the cities included Mohali with the state’s highest 16.4 per cent, followed by Ferozepur 15 per cent, Bathinda 13.2 per cent, Moga 11.6 per cent, Pathankot and Fazilka 10.4 per cent each, Jalandhar 10.3 per cent, Faridkot 9.6 per cent, Amritsar 9.5 per cent, Sangrur and Muktsar 8.3 per cent each, Patiala 7.9 per cent, Mansa 7.5 per cent and Barnala 7.3 per cent. The districts with poor rural positivity rate were Fazilka with the state’s maximum 15.5 per cent, followed by Ferozepur 15 per cent, Ropar 14.3 per cent, Muktsar 12.1 per cent, Bathinda 11.1 per cent, Pathankot 10.6 per cent, Patiala 9.8 per cent, Mohali, Ferozepur and reclamation of land by scientifically processing of the legacy waste, upgrade of road items to reduce accident severity project, retrofitting of Leisure Valley, enhancement of streetlights projects and others. The technical bid evaluation reports, request for proposals, detailed project reports or pre-bid queries of different projects were approved during the meeting. Now, the files regarding these projects will be sent to the high-level committee for final approval. arrangements in ❝Allbeen ramped uparetest,place and the health facilities have to trace and treat symptomatic and asymptomatic patients in the state. All districts have been asked to continue taking all precautionary and preventive steps to check the further spread of the deadly virus. Hussan Lal, PRINCIPAL HEALTH SECRETARY ❞ Mansa 8.9 per cent, Fatehgarh Sahib 7.7 per cent, Barnala 6.9 per cent, Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur 6.6 per cent, Nawanshahr 6.4 per cent, Jalandhar 5.6 per cent, Faridkot 5.5 per cent, Tarn Taran 4.7 per cent, Moga 4.5 per cent, Sangrur and Kapurthala 3.9 per cent each, Amritsar 2.9 per cent, and Ludhiana with the lowest of 2.7 per cent. As far as overall positivity rate was concerned, Ludhiana reported a daily average of 4.3 per cent between May 20 and 26, which was fifth lowest in the state and was 34.85 per cent less than the state’s average of 6.6 per cent during this period. The districts with lower positivity rate than Ludhiana included Sangrur with the continued on page 2 Another aide of gangster Jaipal Bhullar arrested Shops, offices to open till 5 pm accused, identified as Darshan Singh and Baljinder Singh, alias Babbi, in the Jagraon shootout from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. A spokesperson for the Punjab Police Department said in an intelligence-led operation, Ludhiana CP Rakesh Agrawal deputed a police team which arrested Lucky from Khanpur Canal Bridge. Lucky, who has a criminal past and was convicted in a murder case in 2008, is also wanted by the Dehlon police in a carjacking case of November 2020. Lucky has disclosed that he, along with Jaipal Bhullar, Darshan Singh, and Baljinder Singh took away a Hyundai i10 car at gunpoint from Malerkotla Road (under the Dehlon Police Station in Ludhiana) in November 2020. Ludhiana, May 31 District Magistrate Varinder Sharma has ordered to give more relaxations in the curfew. As per the fresh order, all the shops, offices, etc, can open from 5 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday. No dine-in allowed in restaurants, cafe, fast food outlets, dhaba, bakeries, halwais, etc. Sharma said the home delivery of eatables is allowed all seven days of the week till 9 pm (including weekend curfew). During weekend curfew, shops of eatables cannot open for dine-in/take away, but delivery allowed till 9 pm. E-commerce, courier companies and Postal Department can do home delivery till 9 pm all seven days of week. All persons/employees doing home delivery should have a valid e-pass. The weekend curfew will continue as per the order. Our Correspondent Officials during a meeting of the city-level technical committee of Ludhiana Smart City Limited at the Zone D office in Ludhiana. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN OFFICIALSPEAK Ludhiana, May 31 The Punjab Police have arrested another close aide of drug smuggler and gangster Jaipal Bhullar, wanted for the killing of CIA ASIs Bhagwan Singh and Dalwinderjit Singh, who were gunned down at Jagraon Grain Market on May 15. The arrested accused has been identified as Lucky Rajput, alias Lucky, a resident of New Pratap Nagar, here, who had helped the killers of the two ASIs in fleeing the state. The police have also recovered a .32 bore countrymade pistol, along with three cartridges, two Bajaj Pulsar motorcycles and a Fiat Punto car from his possession. The development came two days after the Punjab Police arrested two of the main Tribune News Service Two die in mishaps Impounded vehicles gutted in fire Dead lizard: Health Dept seals food joint Our Correspondent Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, May 31 Two persons were killed in separate accidents on city roads on Saturday. Chhote Lal (42), a resident of Mamithora village in Saran district of Bihar, and at present residing in the city, was critically injured after being hit by a speeding vehicle coming from the Kohara side while crossing the main Ludhiana-Chandigarh Road near Deeshe da Dhaba. The victim was rushed to Fortis Hospital where he was declared brought dead by doctors. On the complaint of Balisht Kumar, nephew of the deceased, and a resident of Sector 29, Saira Chowk, Panipat, a case has been registered. Another person, identified as Parwinder Singh (36), a Ludhiana, May 31 An accidental fire, started by a tractor-trailer laden with hay (parali), caused immense damage to impounded vehicles lying in the Basti Jodhewal police station complex this morning. Although the fire was put out by alert police personnel and firefighters of the Municipal Fire Brigade, but more than two dozen vehicles impounded by the police, including cars and two wheelers, which were parked in an open area around the police station, were gutted. The ACP (North), Gurbinder Singh, said the loaded tractortrailer passing alongside the police station lost its balance after being hit by a bus and rammed into an electric pole. “The resultant sparking by resident of Kotala, lost his life after his Honda motorcycle (bearing registration no. PB 10FX 8252) rammed into a stationary car parked on the road near Prince Dhaba at Katani Kalan on LudhianaChandigarh Road on Saturday night. A grievously injured Parwinder was taken to the Civil Hospital, Samrala, for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. On the report lodged by the father of the victim, Gurmel Singh of Kotala village, the police have booked the unidentified driver of the vehicle under Sections 283, 304-A and 427 of the IPC. Tribune News Service The impounded vehicles, which caught fire after a road mishap, at the Basti Jodhewal police station complex in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO power cables set haystacks on fire and the burning stacks fell down on the impounded vehicles parked at a vacant site around the police station,” the ACP added. c m y b He said both the police personnel and firefighters tackled the fire valiantly by getting the power supply switched off immediately and then putting out the fire. The police were assessing the exact quantum of loss caused by the accidental fire and a case would be registered accordingly, said the police official. THE CASE Ludhiana, May 31 The Health Department today sealed a fast food joint located at J block in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar here. On Friday, a city resident had submitted a complaint to the Health Department after he found a dead lizard in an egg roll ordered from the joint. District Health Officer Dr Rajesh Garg said he along with a team of food safety officers went to the fast food joint but it was found closed. “We have sealed the shop and have pasted a notice outside it asking the shop owner to contact the Health Department,” he said. Dilpreet Singh, resident of Rajguru Nagar, had ordered manchurian and egg roll from the fast food joint and when they had already eaten half of the food they found a dead lizard inside the egg roll. The family then went to a hospital for necessary medication and spent the whole night in difficulty. Dilpreet Singh, resident of Rajguru Nagar, had ordered manchurian and egg roll from the fast food joint and when they had already eaten half of the food they found a dead lizard inside the egg roll. The family then went to a hospital for necessary medication and spent the whole night in difficulty.
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