05062021-LT-01.qxd 6/5/2021 12:19 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE ILLEGAL COLONIES CONTINUE TO PROLIFERATE UNABATED Increase in illegal colonies proves that GLADA has not been taking any action against unlicenced colonies. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MISCREANTS FIRE IN THE AIR, BOOKED Ludhiana: Some unknown miscreants resorted to firing at Ghora Colony in Moti Nagar here late last night. They were captured in a CCTV camera footage and the police started a probe to identify them. As the miscreants had fired in the air, nobody suffered any injuries. Moti Nagar SHO Gurshinder Kaur said at around 1 am on Friday, around six bike-borne persons resorted to firing in the air. Later, some eyewitnesses informed the police. The SHO said CCTV cameras had captured the suspects and they would be identified soon. The police also recovered empty cartridges from the spot. Sources said over 12 bullets were fired by the miscreants. The police said they had fired in the air and not targeted any person. A case has been registered. TNS 29-YEAR-OLD MAN COMMITS SUICIDE Ludhiana: A 29-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by cutting his wrist at his house in Fatehganj Mohalla on Friday evening. The deceased has been identified as Harvinder Singh. He got married about one-and-a-half year ago. He used to do repair works of ACs. Police Division-III SHO Madhu Bala said the deceased was alone at home during the incident. Depression was said to be the cause behind the extreme step. The SHO said no suicide note was recovered. TNS PAGE 2 JAGNOOR TO PLANT 50 SAPLINGS ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY MAX 37°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7:27 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:23 AM Daily positivity rate also records low of 1.42% in district Nitin Jain Tribune News Service A woman gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA OFFICIALSPEAK best treatment and home ❝We are ensuring the Covid patients. While critical isolation facilities to cases are provided with proper hospitalisation and management, those under home isolation are given Fateh medicine and food kits, besides regular examination and monitoring at their doorstep. Tribune News Service WERE STAYING SEPARATELY DUE TO DIFFERENCES Gurdeep Singh, the deceased’s son, told the police that his father, who was a farmer, was staying alone in a room near our house due to some differences with his mother while she was staying with them. house and found my mother lying in a pool of blood. She was lying unconscious and a blood stained stick was also lying on the spot,” said the ❞ Varinder Kumar Sharma, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER 97.26 per cent recovery rate on May 15; 97.27 per cent on May 17; 97.3 per cent on May 18; 97.33 per cent on May 19; 97.35 per cent on May 20; deceased’s son. He said his mother was rushed to the CMCH where doctors declared her brought dead. She could not survive due to severe head injuries. Revealing about the cause behind the incident, the deceased’s son said his father had told his mother not to meet any of her siblings and she was also warned that if she would not pay heed to his advice, he would kill her. Yesterday, when she was alone at home, his father brought a heavy stick and brutally killed her. Meharban SHO Simranjit Kaur said the suspect had fled after killing his wife and efforts were on to nab him. 97.37 97.39 97.41 97.44 97.45 per per per per per cent cent cent cent cent on on on on on May May May May May 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 97.46 per cent on May 26 and 27; 97.47 per cent on May 28 and 29; 97.48 per cent on May 30; 97.5 per cent on May 31; 97.51 per cent on June 1; 97.52 per cent on June 2; and touching the all-time high of 97.53 June 3 and 4. The recovery rate ranged between 96.05 per cent and 96.08 per cent from January 1 to 31, while it went up to 96.13 per cent till February 28, 96.37 per cent till March 31, and reached 97.06 per cent on April 30. The recovery of Covid patients picked more pace in May when it reached 97.09 per cent on May 4, and kept rising to 97.11 per cent on May 6; 97.14 per cent on May 7; 97.16 per cent on May 8; 97.18 per cent on May 9, before reaching 97.24 per cent with highest daily jump of 0.06 per cent on May 10 and 11, slightly dipping to 97.21 per cent on May 12, again going up to 97.23 per cent on May 13. With 453 more patients recovering from the dreaded virus on Friday, the cumulative recovery figure reached 79,965, while the cumulative positive cases touched 85,050 in the district. SATURDAY | 5 JUNE 2021 | LUDHIANA 8 die of Covid, 200 test +ve Two expectant mothers, undertrial among infected Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 4 As many as 200 persons tested positive for Covid, while eight persons lost their lives to the virus in the district today. The total confirmed cases have now reached 85,050 while 2,021 persons have lost their lives so far. There were 3,064 active cases in the district. Those who tested positive included two expectant mothers and an undertrial, while 44 patients are still being traced. Seven men and one woman died of Covid in the district. Six deceased belonged to rural areas and two were from urban areas. Those who lost their lives were residents of Salem Tabri, Gokul Road, Gosal village, Kartar Nagar, Littar village, Paddi village, Dadahur village and Charr village. A total of 14,070 samples were collected and report of 410 is awaited. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Friday asked all industries and corporate houses to vaccinate their workforce at the earliest to protect them from Covid-19. Launching an inoculation camp for the below 45 years’ category on the premises of Hero E-Cycles, Dhnansu, Deputy Commissioner COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS ■ For home isolation: 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 3 MORE SUCCUMB TO BLACK FUNGUS Three patients suffering from black fungus lost their lives on Friday. Two patients belonged to Ludhiana, while one was from other district. Now, the death count due to black fungus has gone to 12. In addition to this, three more patients of black fungus were found. Two belong to other districts and one to Ludhiana. Now, there are 92 patients undergoing treatment for black fungus. ers from the onslaught of Covid-19 by administrating vaccine to them. 15-yr-old girl attacked by stray dogs Man booked for raping woman Got injuries on arm, other body parts; father files complaint with police Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 4 Stray dogs attacked a 15-yearold girl at Krishna Nagar near Ghumar Mandi here. The girl was badly bitten on one of her arms and other body parts while she also received injuries on the head and forehead after she fell down as about five stray dogs attacked her. Father of the girl, Vinod Kumar, said: “My daughter Neha, along with her mother, was going to her relative’s house on Thursday morning when around five stray dogs attacked her. She received dog-bite injuries on various parts of her body. When the The victim shows dog-bite injuries on her arm. dogs attacked, my daughter fell down due to which she also received injuries on her head and forehead.” Kumar, who is a factory SLIPPERY CONDITIONS INVITE MISHAPS Tribune News Service Commuters suffered due to slippery conditions near Canal Bridge on Pakhowal Road and an Ishmeet Singh Road stretch after the rain. The work for the construction of a ROB and two RUBs on Pakhowal Road under the Smart City Mission is under progress. A car gets stuck on a road after a portion of the stretch caved in near Clock Tower. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN pipes. It was later filled with soil to cover the trench wherein the pipes were laid but after the rain today, the road portion sank causing a huge problem for the commuters and shopkeepers. Muddy ■ For general problem: Varinder Kumar Sharma said it is our collective responsibility to save the employees/work- Harshraj Singh and shopkeepers faced a lot of trouble today after the rainfall. Long traffic jams were also witnessed there. A shopkeeper said, “The road portion was dug up outside shops for installation of 14,27,694 85,050 3,064 261 2,021 COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM worker, said: “Two passersby came to the rescue of my daughter, otherwise the dogs could harm her more. She was bleeding profusely due to bites and the head injury. After getting information, I reached the spot and took my daughter to a nearby hospital wherein I spent about Rs 3,500 for her treatment. She was administered an antirabies vaccine while four more vaccines will be given to her in days to come.” He alleged: “A resident of the area generally feeds these dogs due to which a large number of stray dogs gather outside his home where my daughter was attacked. I have informed the ward councillor and also given a complaint to the police in this regard. The government is requested to take steps to protect people from stray dog attacks.” Even after passing more than 24 hours, none of the MC officials contacted the victim or her family. Councillor Gurpreet Gogi said: “I was outside the city but the matter has come to my notice. I will meet the injured girl after returning from Chandigarh tomorrow and take up the matter with the MC authorities.” continued on page 2 Rain plays havoc with traffic as roads cave in Two arrested with Ludhiana, June 4 After rain lashed the city on Friday morning, it was a harrowing time for the commuters as an Old GT Road stretch near Clock Tower caved in at different points and more than half a dozen vehicles — cars, an auto-rickhaw, jeep and two-wheelers — got stuck there. The storm water drainage project is underway in an unplanned manner near Clock Tower and no barricading was done on the stretch to alert the commuters. The caved-in portion was not visible due to waterlogging on the stretch. Before starting the project, the MC had not made any traffic diversion plan. The civic body did not even wake up when some persons raised voice over traffic-related problems more than a week ago. Thus, due to MC officials’ negligence, the commuters PAGE 4 Actress Yami Gautam gave everyone a pleasant surprise as she shared the first picture from her wedding. Recovery rate touches record high of 97.53% Ludhiana, June 4 In another sign of gradual retreat and plateauing of the impact of devastating second Covid wave, the recovery rate of deadly virus patients touched a record high of 97.53 per cent in Ludhiana district on Friday. Making a turnaround from the worst-hit to the safest district in the state, Ludhiana has been witnessing a major decline in the daily virus cases and deaths as well. The data compiled by the district administration, which is available with The Tribune, revealed that the recovery rate touched a record high of 97.53 per cent, while the daily positivity rate touched a record low of 1.42 per cent on Friday. The recovery rate was an indicator of patients recovering from the virus every day in the ratio of those testing positive on the same day. The ratio was on the rise constantly since May 14 when 97.25 per cent Covid patients had recovered. The upward trend continued with YAMI GAUTAM TIES THE KNOT WITH URI DIRECTOR ADITYA Jagnoor Aneja, who is known for MTV Love School Season 1&2, has taken a pledge to plant 50 saplings. Husband beats woman to death Ludhiana, June 4 A 60-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her husband at Mangli Tanda village in Meharban. The suspect has been identified as Buland. The deceased has been identified as Surinder Kaur. Gurdeep Singh, the deceased’s son, told the police that his father, who was a farmer, was staying alone in a room near our house due to some differences with his mother while she was staying with them. “On June 3, my wife called me and said my father was badly beating my mother with a heavy stick. I rushed to the PAGE 3 conditions increased the woes. Even customers were unable to reach the shops. The work should be conducted in a right manner.” A shopkeeper near Clock Tower, Simranjeet Singh c m y b Sherry said, “Some persons also fell down after road portions caved in at different points. Some of them were injured too. The mobile phone of a shopkeeper was damaged when he fell into the caved-in portion outside his shop. Actually, the project was not being carried out in a planned manner. No barricading was done to alert the commuters where the trench was made for the installation of pipes. No efforts were made to manage the traffic. Even no cop was deployed to continued on page 2 heroin, drug money Ludhiana, June 4 The Special Task Force (STF) wing of the Punjab Police nabbed two persons and recovered heroin from their possession in separate incidents. In the first case, the STF nabbed Sikandar (45) of Kila Mohalla and recovered 292 gm of heroin from his possession. STF in-charge Harbans Singh said a tip-off was received that the accused was into the notorious trade of drug smuggling. Accordingly, a raid was conducted and he was nabbed from outside his house. The accused also had a notorious past as he was already facing six cases of smugging. In another incident, the STF nabbed Vijay Kumar (35) of Ramesh Nagar, Tibba road, and recovered 223 gm of heroin, Rs 38,000 drug One of the accused in STF custody in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO money and a motorcycle. He was nabbed when he was on the way to deliver a consignment of heroin to his clients. Vijay was also a drug addict and he started drug smuggling during the lockdown period and was earning a lot of money from it. Harbans said the police remand of both smugglers would be sought from court for the detailed interrogation of the accused so that the entire supply line could be busted. — TNS Ludhiana, June 4 The Khanna City police have registered a rape case against a man. The man faced charges as he had sexually abused a woman on the promise of marrying her while his parents faced charges for hatching a criminal conspiracy. They have been identified as Rishab Puri, a resident of Navi Abadi Khanna, his father Rakesh Puri and his mother. The complainant, a resident of the Samrala road area, Khanna, said she had developed a friendship with Rishab about 18 months ago. Later, he developed a physical relationship with her on the pretext of marriage. Whenever she ask him for marriage, he used to make excuses. “Recently, he told his parents about our relationship and they also expressed interest in the same. Even after passing of a few months, Rishab and his parents did not take any initiative regarding the marriage due to which I lodged a complaint with the police. Later, they reached a compromise at the police station and assured that the marriage will be solemnised in minimum possible time but to no avail,” the victim alleged. Without solemnising marriage, he had also kept her at his home for two months and continued physical relationship with her. Later, he again refused to marry her and his parents also failed to fulfil their promise, the woman alleged. Investigating officer Inspector Parveen Sharma said a case of rape under Section 376 of the IPC was registered against Rishabh and his parents were also booked for criminal conspiracy. The police said raids were on to nab them.
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