30082021-LT-01.qxd 29-08-2021 23:54 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE PHSC CHIEF INSPECTS CHC PAGE 2 Ashwani Sekhri conducted a surprise check at Sahnewal health centre. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY On Janmashtami, celebs recall their fondest memories of the festival. MAX 33°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:52 PM Farmers block NH for two hours to protest police action in Karnal Flay BJP-led Haryana Govt; commuters bear the brunt The NH-95 blocked by farmers; and (right) passengers go on foot during the protest in Ludhiana on Sunday. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Our Correspondent Ludhiana, August 29 In response to a call given by the ‘Sanyukt Kisan Morcha’ (SKM) to block highways for two hours (12 noon to 2 pm) in protest against lathicharge by the police on protesting farmers in Karnal, activists of the Bharti Kisan Union – Ekta Ugrahan (BKU) today squatted on Ferozepur Road (NH95) near MBD Mall. With the highway under siege by the farmers, commuters and travellers of public and private vehicles had a harrowing time. Several people, including women and children, who were carrying their luggage, were seen walking past the point where farmers were squatting on the road, to change passenger vehicles on the other side of the road to reach their destinations. The protesting farmers condemned the BJP government in Haryana, and an IAS official in particular for the indiscriminate lathicharge and manhandling of farmers in Karnal. They said such repressive measures to deal with peaceful protests by farmers in Haryana, Delhi or anywhere else would backfire and the farmers would continue their agitation till their demand for revocation of three farm laws was accepted. BKU leaders Sudgar Singh Ghudani, Charan Singh Noorpura, Nirmal Singh, Sukhpreet Majri, Teerath Singh, Harjeet Kaur, Ranbir Kaur, Pawandeep, Inderjit and others came down heavily upon the Haryana bureau- crat for his orders to deal with the protesting farmers mercilessly while demanding that such officials should be dismissed for their misconduct. They made it clear to the Centre and other state governments that the farmers would relentlessly continue their agitation till acceptance of their demand and if any government or officials believe that use of force could deter them, they were mistaken. “We shall rebound with more zeal if pushed to the wall,” Ghudani said. Outfits stage protest Mandi Ahmedgarh/ Payal/ Raikot: To protest against the lathicharge on farmers at Karnal in Haryana on Saturday, office-bearers and activists of constituent outfits of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha blocked traffic on highways and link roads of the region from 12 noon to 2 pm on Sunday. The police remained on toes, diverting traffic to alternative routes at Payal, Bassian, Lehra, Kila Raipur and Bhogiwal, where office-bearers and activists of Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU)- Ekta Ugrahan, BKU-Dakaunda, All India Kisan Sabha and Zamhoori Kisan Union had organised dharnas to express their anger against the Haryana Government. They lamented that the Haryana Police had brutally lathicharged peacefully demonstrating farmers, just to appease Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, thus exhibiting enmity against poor farmers of the nation. Miscreants open fire at three, one injured Neighbour held for raping minor his friend Sukha’s birthday. Later, the accused, who were already present there, started arguments with them. “When we left the spot, they chased us and fired shots. Fortunately, we didn’t suffer any bullet injury. Later, they attacked us with sharp weapons in which I suffered an injury,” Sarabpreet alleged. Investigating officer ASI Harmeet Singh said on the complaint of Sarabpreet, the assailants were identified as Taranpreet Singh, a resident of Ghumait village, Deep of Katani Khurd, Disha of Lato Joga village, Ravi of Barwala village and Jatt, a resident of Lato Dana village. The accused were yet to be arrested. Ludhiana, August 29 A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour at Shanti Nagar in Machhiwara. After committing the crime, the accused had also kept the girl under illegal confinement. The accused, identified as Munna Sahni, was arrested by the police. The complainant told the police that on August 27 she was going to handover books to her cousin, staying near her house. On the way the accused stopped her and forcibly took her to his house. “ The accused took me to his room and locked from inside. He put a tape on my mouth to prevent me from continued on page 2 No fresh case, death in dist 8 new dengue cases reported in four days 16-year-old boy ends his life Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 29 A 16-year-old boy committed suicide on Saturday evening at his house at Jagirpur village in Meharban. The reason of taking the extreme step is not known yet. The deceased was identified as Sanju. As per information, on Saturday afternoon, the boy went upstairs to play games on a mobile phone. When he did not come down for hours, his mother went to check and was shocked to see the hanging body of her son. Afterwards, the woman raised an alarm and called other family members. The boy was also rushed to a hospital continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 29 Five persons opened fire at three commuters, who were travelling in a BMW car, due to old enmity in the Kohara area. The assailants also attacked them with sharp weapons in which one person suffered injury. The Koom Kalan police have registered a case against the five accused on the charges of attempt to murder and under the Arms Act on Saturday night. The complainant, Sarabpreet Singh, of Uppal village said on August 27, he along with his friends, went to a tavern at Kubbe village near the Doraha bypass to celebrate Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 29 For the second day today no positive case was reported in Ludhiana district. Any death due to the disease was also not reported today. At present, no patient is undergoing treatment for Covid at hospitals in the district. It is the third time in this year that no case has been reported in the district. The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has reached 97.58 per cent and 85,342 patients have recovered so far in the district. Today, there were 22 active patients in the district. Till date, a total of 22,65,962 samples have been taken, of which 21,66,844 were found negative. The total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 87,461 while 11,657 patients belong to other districts/states. The total number of persons who lost their lives A man gives his sample for the Covid test in Ludhiana. ASHWANI DHIMAN COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 22,65,962 87,461 22 4 2,097 includes 2,097 persons from Ludhiana and 1,049 from other districts. Whenever the district administration or the Health Department, Ludhiana, finds PAGE 4 IN THE LORD’S NAME out about any positive or suspected Covid patients, their samples are sent for testing. As many as 8,644 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to residents to adhere to all Covid safety protocols to not only save themselves but also keeping everyone around safe. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 29 Eight new cases of dengue have been reported in the past four days. Now, the total confirmed cases from Ludhiana district have reached 31. A total of 57 cases have been reported so far in Ludhiana of which 31 are from Ludhiana, 21 from other districts and five from other states. Of the 31 cases reported from Ludhiana, 28 belong to urban areas, one is from Sanhewal, one from Sidhwan Bet and one from Jagraon. Last year, only two confirmed cases were reported. District Epidemiologist Ramesh said people should not let water get stagnant in and around their houses and should observe every Friday as ‘Dry day’ when they should empty their coolers, flower pots. — TNS c m y b SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:01 AM LOT MORE TO DISCOVER: KRITI PAGE 4 Actress Kriti Sanon has found her feet in Hindi cinema in just seven years. MONDAY | 30 AUGUST 2021 | LUDHIANA
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