04082021-LT-01.qxd 04-08-2021 00:31 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE WORK BEGINS FOR FOUR, SIX LANING OF LDH-ROPAR HIGHWAY PAGE 2 Almost 600 hectares of land across 71 villages has been acquired for the 66-km-long greenfield project. FORECAST CLOUDY SKY PAGE 3 AALISHA PANWAR ON HER ROLE IN TERI MERI IKK JINDRI GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS GETS SELECTED FOR GOTHAM WEEK Aalisha has been roped in for the show to play the character of Jogi’s (Adhvik) childhood friend Avneet. MAX 33°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:19 PM PAGE 4 The Gotham Project Week this year will be held virtually and 15 international film scripts have been selected this year. SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:46 AM WEDNESDAY | 4 AUGUST 2021 | LUDHIANA 4 drunken men attack PCR staff, 2 held Two test positive in district ribune News Service Ludhiana, August 3 Two persons tested positive for Covid, while no death due to the disease was reported in the district today. The recovery rate of Covid19 patients has reached 97.54%. Till now 85,169 patients have recovered so far. A total of four patients — two from Ludhiana district and two from other states/districts — tested positive in the last 24 hours. Till date 20,24,290 samples have been taken and reports of all the samples have been received. As many as 19,25,368 samples were found negative. The total number of patients belonging to Ludhiana is 87,309, while 11,613 patients belong to other districts/states. The total num- Ludhiana, August 3 Four drunken men attacked police control room (PCR) staff at Urban Estate, Dugri and also damaged the PCR vehicle. The accused have been identified as Bobby Singh of Nehri Colony, Dugri, Gurjinder Singh of Daba, Gurpal Singh of New Janta Nagar and Dilbar Singh of Satguru Nagar. Complainant ASI Jagtar Singh in a statement to the police revealed that on the intervening night of August 1 and 2, he along with other policemen was patrolling in Dugri when they noticed a Swift car (PB10FZ 5221) outside Domino’s in which the four men were consuming liquor. “When I confronted them for consuming liquor in the open, they started arguing with me and damaged the windshield of the police vehicle. They also attacked me and tore my uniform,” alleged ASI Jagtar Singh. The ASI said he then called more police force from police station and two accused, namely Bobby and Gurjinder, were arrested, while raids are being conducted to nab the other accused. A case under Section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 186 (whoever voluntarily obstructs any public servant in the discharge of his public functions), 505 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and under the Excise Act has been registered. Tribune News Service Students of KVM, Sarabha Nagar, celebrate after the declaration of the CBSE Class X results in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Shivam tops CBSE Class X exams with 99.6% marks Harman, Jhanvi & Sukhmanpreet score 99.2 per cent Shivani Bhakoo LUDHIANA POLICE CHIEF’S SON STARS IN TRICITY Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 3 The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has declared Class X results today and most of the students have passed the examinations, scoring good marks. Shivam Gupta of Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM), here, has topped the district by scoring 99.6 per cent marks. Keen to be a computer engineer from the IIT, Shivam studies on a regular basis but sitting hours are not that prolonged. As his mother says: “He studies in a relaxed manner and remains always focused and dedicated.” His father Deepak Gupta is a businessman while mother Ruchika is a homemaker. The proud mother said: “He loves cricket and plays the game with his friends. Besides, he has recently got SHIVAM GUPTA the 4th rank in the state in the NTSE. In Ludhiana district, he bagged the top spot.” Shivam said his school principal and teachers were too helpful whenever any kind of assistance was required. His class teacher motivates him to always do better in life. Besides, Harman Khatra and Jhanvi of the KVM school and Sukhmanpreet Kaur from Guru Nanak Pub- Sanyam Agrawal of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Collegiate Public School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, scored 100 marks in four subjects – English, mathematics, science and social science. His marks in main five subjects are 499 out of 500, which translates to 99.8 per cent. He has scored a 100 per cent in the best of five subjects, which included 100 marks in information technology, an additional subject. He also has a YouTube channel, Learn lic School have scored 99.2 per cent marks in Class X. Jhanvi of Kundan Vidya Mandir is now pursuing Class XI (medical). A resident of Krishna Nagar, she wants to be a surgeon. She says:” We should be consistent and work hard.” Arushi Sharma of the KVM has got 99 per cent marks. With her, Arkita from Jesus Sacred Heart School, South City, has got Seven of gang held in theft cases Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 3 The Khanna police claimed to have arrested seven thieves and recovered Rs 2 lakh, Tata 407 vehicle, and some sharp weapons from them. The accused, who are residents of Ludhiana, have been identified as Raju of Aslam Ganj, Suraj of Dhandari Kalan, Rahim Ali Bunty of Lohara, Moti Rai of Tibba, Mohd Abdul Hussain of Dhandari Kalan and Sanjay and Vinod of Dhandari Kalan. Khanna Senior Superin- Police officials address mediapersons in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO tendent of Police (SSP) Gursharandeep Singh Grewal in a statement issued said on July 20, the gang had stolen shuttering and other goods from Rab Steel Enterprises, Korhi village. Yesterday, the police had got a tip-off that the gang of thieves was heading towards Khanna from the Ludhiana side. Accordingly, the police party laid a trap and intercepted a Tata 407 vehicle, following which they were arrested. The SSP said about five members of the gang were yet to be arrested. After their arrest, the police could recover more stolen goods from the gang. The gang had committed several theft incidents in Khanna district in the past few months. Man gets 7-year jail for abetting wife’s suicide 1,100-kg plastic bags seized Legal Correspondent Ludhiana, August 3 The Municipal Corporation has intensified its drive against the use and sale of banned plastic carry bags in the city. A team, led by MC Secretary Jasdev Singh Sekhon, on Tuesday seized 1,100-kg plastic carry bags. The team had also seized around 125-kg plastic carry bags on Monday. The team leader, Jasdev Singh Sekhon, said they conducted raids at Jawahar Nagar Camp and Sabzi Mandi on Hambran Road today. A total of 11 quintals of plastic carry bags were seized during the raids, while the team Ludhiana, August 3 Additional Sessions Judge Lukhvinder Kaur Duggal has convicted Rajinder Kumar (33 years) of New Satguru Nagar, Mundian Kalan, Ludhiana, in a suicide case of his wife Hemleen Kaushal, aka Preeti. The woman committed suicide by hanging with a ceiling fan just four years after the marriage leaving behind a son. He was sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for seven years along with a fine of Rs 25,000. continued on page 2 Tribune News Service MC staff seize plastic carry bags in Ludhiana on Tuesday. imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on seven violators. He said they would continue similar drive in the coming days. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu had announced a complete ban on the use of plastic carry bags from August 1. MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal then formed a special team to check the sale and use of single-use plastic. c m y b with Sanyam, having 8,000 subscribers. The son of Rakesh Agrawal, who is the Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana, he has taught many unprivileged students from Class VIII. Sanyam has been associated with NGOs that offer help to the needy. He draws inspiration from his father and has his own way of serving the community. Sharing his examination strategy, he said he used to makes his own notes from NCERT books. 99 per cent marks. Arkita is now pursuing Class XI (medical). She wants to be a cardiologist. Her parents are government schoolteachers. She loves listening to music and reading books. Since no board exams were held this year due to Covid19, the results are compiled by the schools on the basis of performance of students in all internal exams. continued on page 2 4 tap water samples from near Buddha Nullah fail test Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 3 Four MC tap water samples collected from Chandar Nagar and New Chandar Nagar located near the highly polluted Buddha Nullah have failed the laboratory test. These samples were collected by the Health Department on a complaint by AAP leader Keemti Rawal. Out of the four samples, two samples were collected from houses of New Chandar Nagar, one from the Government Primary School of Chandar Nagar and one from Bhola Handloom Store in New Chandar Nagar. As per the report prepared by the Department of Microbiology, PAU, Ludhiana, the water samples were found “bacteriologically not safe”. The coliform organisms were present in all four samples. Faecal coliform/E. coli were detected in the failed water samples. Rawal, who is a resident of New Chandar Nagar and runs the Mahatar Sathi Jagriti Manch (NGO) said, “The Ludhiana MC is supplying water in the areas where the water samples failed the test. Even the sample collected from my house has failed the test.” Meanwhile, Rawal has made a written complaint to the Punjab State Human Rights commission regarding continued on page 2 COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS ber of persons who lost their lives is 2,093 from Ludhiana and 1,047 from other districts. Samples of 8,015 suspected patients were sent for testing PO wanted by Hry Police held in city Ludhiana, August 3 The special branch cell of the Ludhiana police nabbed a proclaimed offender (PO) wanted by the Haryana Police. In-charge of the special branch Beant Juneja said on information provided by the SSP Kaithal, the special , Branch arrested PO Harvinder Singh, a resident of Bishanpura in Khanna district. The accused was wanted in a theft case registered against him by the Kaithal police in 2005, inspector Juneja said, adding that the accused was declared a PO on July 16, 2010, and he was absconding since then. Juneja said during the investigation, it had been found that The accused in police custody in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO the accused had total six cases of theft registered against him in various districts of Punjab and Haryana. After nabbing Harvinder, he was handed over to the Kaithal police for necessary action. A few days ago, the special branch had also nabbed another proclaimed offender, Raj Kumar of Shimlapuri, wanted by the Kaithal police in a drug case. — TNS 20,24,290 87,309 47 4 2,093 today and their results are expected shortly. Nine Covid patients were admitted to hospitals and three were on ventilator support. 3 pvt firm workers robbed of ~16.94L at gunpoint Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 3 Three armed men looted Rs 16.94 lakh from three employees of Sairam Agritech Private Limited, Bathinda. Complainant Neeraj Kumar of Sehajwal village, Ropar, told the Samrala police that today at around 5 am he left home with an amount of Rs 6.54 lakh, he had collected on behalf of the company. He parked his car at his colleague, Talwinder Singh’s, house in Ropar and they left toward Bathinda in Talwinder’s Swift car. He said Talwinder was also carrying continued on page 2
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