10062021-LT-01.qxd 6/9/2021 10:59 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE ILLEGAL HOARDINGS COVER DIRECTION SIGNBOARDS PAGE 2 GORDON RAMSAY IS BACK WITH HIS COOKING EXPEDITION SERIES Cong supporters have placed political hoardings and banners on direction boards in different parts of the city. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY PAGE 3 PRIYANKA CHOPRA CELEBRATES PRIDE MONTH IN NEW VIDEO The cooking expedition series will premiere on June 10 at 9 pm on National Geographic India. MAX 41°C | MIN 30°C | YESTERDAY MAX 43°C | MIN 30°C SUNSET THURSDAY 7:29 PM Three arrested with heroin Virus claims 8 lives Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 9 The Khanna district police nabbed three persons in separate incidents and recovered heroin from their possession. The suspects were on the way to deliver drugs to their clients. In the first incident, the Khanna city police nabbed a person and recovered 20 gm of heroin from him. He has been identified as Pargat Singh, alias Kala, of Machhiwara Sahib. Investigating officer ASI Sukhwinder Singh said a tip-off was received that the suspect was on the way to Khanna to deliver a consignment of heroin. Accordingly, a naka was laid outside Markfed in Khanna where he was intercepted. Later, during the checking of his belongings, heroin was recovered. In another case, the Khanna police nabbed two persons and recovered 15 gm of heroin. The duo have been identified as Amandeep Singh Amna of Rampur and Harvinder Singh Lucky of Rampur. ASI Charanjit Singh said acting on a tip-off, a naka was laid near Lakkar Market in Doraha where the two bikeborne persons were stopped for checking. During the checking of their belongings, heroin was recovered. continued on page 2 Ludhiana, June 9 Covid claimed the lives of eight more persons in Ludhiana district during the past 24 hours. The Health Department on Wednesday confirmed 104 fresh cases from the district and 23 cases from other districts or states. Out of 104 confirmed cases, four came in contact with positive patients, 20 visited OPDs and 61 visited Flu Corner, while 16 patients are yet to be traced. A healthcare worker and patient with a severe acute respiratory infection were among those who tested positive for the virus. Civil Surgeon Dr Kiran Gill confirmed that 10 persons — eight from Ludhiana and one COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 14,89,810 85,808 1,916 194 2,049 each from Moga and Barnala districts — died of the virus. A 51-year-old woman from Jamalpur, 48-year-old man from Prem Nagar, 70-yearold man from Otala village, 62-year-old man from Kundanpuri, 45-year-old woman from Jamalpur and 48-yearold man from Lohara in Ludhiana district died due to Covid-19 at Civil Hospital. Besides, a 85-year-old man from Model House and 44year-old man from Basant Nagar in Ludhiana have also died of virus at GTB Hospital and DMCH, respectively. At present, 1,916 cases are active in the district. The total number of samples that were collected today is 12,430. The Health Department informed that 26 patients — 17 from Ludhiana and nine from other districts or states — are on ventilator support. As many as 14,89,810 samples were collected to date in Ludhiana. The department has confirmed 85,808 cases in Ludhiana and 11,275 cases of other districts or states. Besides, the department confirmed 2,049 deaths in Ludhiana district and 1012 deaths of persons of other districts or states. PAGE 4 June is marked as Pride Month. Various celebs are coming forward and talking about the LGBTQA+ community. SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:22 AM THURSDAY | 10 JUNE 2021 | LUDHIANA 1,310 auxiliary polling stations to be set up in dist for Assembly polls Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 9 As the Assembly polls are slated early next year, preparations have been started for the same. In view of the anticipated third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic that may hit in the last months of the year, the district administration would set up 1,310 auxiliary polling stations in the district in addition to the 2,749 existing stations for maintaining social distancing norm during voting. Presiding over a meeting with representatives of various political parties, Deputy Com- Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma interacts with officials during a meeting in Ludhiana on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO missioner (DC)-cum-District Electoral Officer (DEO) Varinder Kumar Sharma said to take precautionary measures for preventing overcrowding of voters in polling stations due to Covid-19, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to limit the number of voters for each polling station at 1,000 and the auxiliary station would be established wherever the number of voters exceeds 1,000. He said as per the latest data till January 15, 2021, Ludhiana has 2,60,6484 voters and 2,749 polling stations due to which the administration would create 1,310 auxiliary polling stations. Sharma said Ludhiana would have a total of 4,059 polling stations, of which 3,894 could be created in existing buildings where polling stations persist currently and 133 polling stations could be set up in nearby buildings, besides for remaining 32 polling stations, directions continued on page 2 MC forms five rescue e-auction of plots at upcoming hi-tech cycle valley soon OFFICIALSPEAK teams for monsoon Ludhiana being a commercial hub of north India Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 9 In view of the upcoming monsoon, the MC has formed five rescue teams that would be led by Superintending Engineers. These teams would keep a vigil on the situation in different areas of the city and take necessary measures in case of any emergency or flood-like situation. Sharing this information, MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal informed that a 24x7 flood control room would be set up at Daresi and officials would perform duty continued on page 2 Ludhiana, June 9 With the hi-tech cycle valley at Dhanansu village in Ludhiana nearing completion, the interested investors will soon be able to book their plots in the upcoming industrial area. The e-auction of plots and units at the state-of-the-art hitech valley industrial park c m y b that will provide plug and play infrastructure to mobility and advanced manufacturing industrial units, coming over 383 acres of land at a cost of Rs 500 crore, will be launched shortly. A decision to this effect was taken at a high-level meeting, chaired by the Chief Secretary, recently. The Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Alok Shekhar, intimated at the meeting that the internal works of the project of key concern for all components would be completed by the end of this year. He disclosed that e-tendering for plots and units would be floated soon and a few large industries had shown interest to bid for the large plots. He informed that a deficit of continued on page 2 ❝ densely industrialised district of the and state was always a preferred destination for both global and local investors. The valley will provide impetus to the flourishing businessfriendly ecosystem across all sectors. Vini Mahajan, CHIEF SECRETARY ❞
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