03092021-LT-01.qxd 9/2/2021 11:44 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 3 SEPTEMBER 2021 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA DISTRICT TO GET 278 MORE HOSPITAL BEDS Each district in the state will augment 25% beds in both government and private hospitals, the government said. PAGE 2 VIRENDER SEHWAG, SOURAV GANGULY TO GRACE KBC 13 The famous cricketers will be seen making their way to the sets of Sony TV’s Kaun Banega Crorepati 13 today. Head teacher ‘insulted’ by Dy DEO, suffers panic attack Condition critical |Family seeks dismissal/transfer of officer Tribune Reporters Sahnewal/Ludhiana, Sept 2 The “insulting and abusive language” used by a Deputy DEO and his clerk allegedly led to deterioration in the health of the head teacher of Government Primary School, Sahnewal. While the teacher is stated to be in a serious condition, her kin are seeking immediate termination of service or transfer of the Deputy District Education Officer (DEO) and the clerk. Sukhpreet Kaur, sister-inlaw of head teacher Swapandeep Kaur, said the latter was an award-winning teacher. Yesterday, DEO Rajwinder Kaur came to the school while a vaccination drive was on and blamed the head teacher for not supporting the medical staff. She demanded more rooms for them to function. Head teacher of Government Primary School, Sahnewal, Swapandeep Kaur under treatment at a private hospital at Doraha; and (right) the injured schoolboy. TRIBUNE PHOTOS Swapandeep, in turn, complained of not being informed about the camp earlier. She stated that the school had a strength of 650 students and it was very difficult to stuff them all in four rooms. The school has just five rooms while two are under construction. “As the DEO went away, Deputy DEO Kuldeep Singh Saini and one of his clerks, Harwinder Singh Romy, began to threaten the head teacher and used abusive language against her,” Sukhpreet said. Swapandeep found their words very insulting and suffered a panic attack and fell unconscious. continued on page 2 Nine test positive in district School bus crushes 2-yr-old girl to death and 85,360 patients have recovered so far in the district. Till date, a total of 22,95,393 samples have been taken, of which 21,96,254 samples were found negative. The total number of patients belonging to Ludhiana is 87,479, while 11,660 patients belong to other districts/states. The total number of persons who lost their lives is 2,097 from Ludhiana and 1,049 from other districts. Samples of 6,199 suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. Ludhiana, September 2 A two-and-a-half-year-old girl was crushed to death by a school bus near Matharu Chowk this morning. The girl, Aaradhana, a resident of New Shimlapuri, and her father were going to drop her brother at school on a motorcycle when the incident took place. ASI Rakesh Kumar of the Shimlapuri police station said the motorcycle was hit by a speeding school bus from behind. The girl fell in front of the bus and got crushed under it. The girl’s father and her brother suffered minor injuries in the accident. The bus driver fled after the incident. — TNS Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 2 Nine Covid positive cases, including one from the Police Department, were reported in the district, today. No death was reported in the district. One patient is undergoing treatment for Covid at a hospital in the district and is on ventilator support. Today 12 patients were sent for home isolation and there were 22 active patients in the district. The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has reached 97.58 per cent A man gets tested for Covid. COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 22,95,393 87,479 22 8 2,097 7 mobile phones seized from jail inmates Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 2 A surprise raid conducted by staff of the Central Jail here led to the recovery of seven mobile phones and six tobacco sachets from jail inmates. The inmates have been identified as Amankha, Munna Paswan, Hashrat Mohammad Arshad, Haidar Ali, Sukhbir Singh, Ajmal Ajlam and Mohammad Osama. Binny Taak, assistant jail superintendent, said the surprise search operation was carried out in jail premises which led to the recovery of mobile phones and chewable tobacco. Taak said probe would be conducted to inquire how these banned items reached the prison. A fresh case under the Prison Act has been registered against the jail inmates. Earlier also such banned items were seized from the jail inmates but probe of jail and police department had failed to yield any result. POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 9 am to 4 pm: Surinder Nagar, Dhai Marla Colony, Shivpuri Road, Krishna Gali, Kalyan Nagar, Veer Nagar, Vallabh Colony, Lakshmi Gali, Adarsh Gali, Kila Mohalla, Basant Nagar and adjoining areas. c m y b PAGE 3 ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY SHOCKED AT SIDHARTH’S DEATH ‘Today heaven has gained a star’, Varun Dhawan tweets as actor and BB 13 winner Sidharth Shukla passes away. PAGE 4
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