04092021-LT-01.qxd 04-09-2021 00:34 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE DORAHA POLICE SEIZE 50-KG GANJA, FOUR ARRESTED PAGE 2 The police seized ganja from a group of four migrants, including three women, sitting near Sirhind canal. FORECAST CLOUDY SKY Two nabbed for kidnapping, raping minor Ludhiana, September 3 The police have arrested two persons on the charge of kidnapping and raping a 16-yearold girl at Patti Kaonke Kalan, near Jagraon. The accused have been identified as Sukhwinder Singh Pirthi and Amandeep Singh Kalu, both residents of Kaonke Kalan. The victim’s grandfather in his complaint to the police said his granddaughter was living with them. “Our neighbour Charan Singh’s son, Sukhwinder, was keeping an evil eye on my granddaughter. On August 31, when the girl was alone at home, the accused barged into our house, kidnapped and took her to Sukhwinder’s house where they raped her,” the complainant alleged. He said the accused tied the hands of the victim and covered her mouth to prevent her from raising the alarm. After committing the crime, they fled, he said. SI Kamaldeep Kaur said a case under Sections 376, IPC, and 3 and 4 of the POCSO Act was registered against the accused on Thursday. — TNS PAGE 3 AMAZON DROPS TRAILER OF SERIES THE WHEEL OF TIME The series will be launched in India in English, along with dubbed versions in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:46 PM Sewa Kendras achieve almost 100% service delivery in dist Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 3 Achieving a new milestone, the Sewa Kendras in Ludhiana district have been providing service delivery to all the applicants, the administration has confirmed. A total of 38 centres in different parts of the state’s largest district, in terms of area and population, have cleared 4,28,185 of the total 4,55,336 applications for various services received till August 15, the official figures have revealed. Sharing details, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma told The Tribune, here on Friday that with the current pace of service delivery, less than 1 per cent (precisely 0.84 per cent) pendency has been recorded in the sewa kendras. The pending 3,834 applications are also being processed under the stipulated time frame, he said. Recently, the state government had added 56 more citizen-centric services at the Sewa Kendras, taking the total number of services available to 327. On an average, 60,000 persons visit the Sewa Kendras in the state daily. Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan, who reviewed the working of the Sewa Kendras here recently, asked the district administration to ensure that all the scheduled services are made available at these centres in a smooth and hasslefree manner so that the public can get their routine official chores done without facing any inconvenience. She said Chief Minister Capt Ludhiana, September 3 Residents and members of different organisations staged a massive protest against the state as well as Central governments at the DC office here on Friday. They were demanding that the International Airport, Halwara, should be named as Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha International Airport. The protesters said the governments and the authorities concerned have been ignoring their demands for over one year. People from different villages and the members of the Inquilaab Zindabad Jathebandi, Panthic Akali Lehar, Sikh Youth Power of Punjab and Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Lok Bhalai Manch, Punjab, participated in the protest march started from the statue of the martyr at Bhai Bala Chowk to DC office. They also burnt an effigy with pictures of Prime found negative. Today, 8,581 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing and their results are expected shortly. Now, the total number of patients from Ludhiana is 87,480, while 11,660 patients belong to other districts/states. The patients who succumbed to the virus included 2,097 people from Ludhiana and 1,049 from other districts. — TNS SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 23,03,974 87,480 23 1 2,097 COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM 78147-64759 ■ For ambulance problem: 78143-63850 ■ For hospital problem: 62849-12553 ■ For problem in cremation of bodies: 77197-12797, 95015-00101, 95015-00102 SATURDAY | 4 SEPTEMBER 2021 | LUDHIANA Outfits demand naming of airport after martyr Sarabha COVID-19 FIGURES ■ For home isolation: PAGE 4 As we celebrate Nutrition Week, we reach out to actors to know how they ensure proper nutrition in their busy schedule. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:04 AM Residents take out a protest march demanding the Halwara airport be named after Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in it while expressing their anger. The martyr’s ancestral village is Sarabha that is located a short distance from the air- port. The protesters said despite their repeated demands, the governments failed to fulfil them. The protesters said a memorandum had been submitted to the district administration and letters written to the government authorities multiple times but no steps were taken to name the airport as “Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha International Airport” to date. Continued on page 2 One fresh case in dist Centre seeks report from state on proposed industrial park Ludhiana, September 3 One person tested positive for Covid-19 today while no death was reported in the district. There are 23 active patients in the district at present and one patient was admitted to the hospital for treatment. No patient was on ventilator support today. Till date, a total of 23,03,974 samples have been taken, of which 22,04,834 samples were CELEBS TELL US HOW THEY ENSURE BALANCED MEALS ■ For general problem: 62845-31852 ■ For bed/oxygen/medicine availability: 62849-12553 ■ For Remdesivir injection: 98720-08040 ■ For reporting overcharging by hospitals & other issues: 62849-12553 Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 3 Following complaints made to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) against the location of a proposed modern industrial park that is to be set up near the Mattewara Forest and the Sutlej, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, GoI, and Central Pollution Control Board have sought reports from the state authorities concerned in this regard. After receiving a complaint filed by complainant Balwinder Singh Purain, Suneet Bhardwaj, Assistant Inspector General of Forests (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change), has written to the Additional Chief Secretary (Forest), Punjab, in this regard and the state government has been requested to take immediate necessary action Complaints were made to the PMO against setting up of park near Mattewara Forest, Sutlej as per law and submit a detailed report to the ministry immediately. The complainant had written to the PMO and requested to take necessary action on his complaint regarding “threat to Mattewara Forest Reserve” due to the upcoming industrial park. In another grievance filed by a city resident, Kuldeep Singh Khaira, to the PMO, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has asked the Member Secretary of the PPCB to look into the matter for appropriate action and provide action-taken report to the complainant under intimation to the office con- cerned within 15 days. Khaira had raised the issue of “potential threat to the environment/ecology of the eco-sensitive Mattewara area and floodplains of the Sutlej due to the upcoming industrial/textile park on 955 acres”. Notably, members of a public action committee (PAC) to save the Sutlej and Mattewara Forest have been opposing the site for the proposed modern industrial park to be set up by the state government. The members wanted that no industry should be set up near the forest and river. The PAC is also going to organise a photography competition and a tree plantation drive near Mattewara on the coming Sunday to encourage citizens to visit the forest and see the beauty of nature near the city, said Ranjodh Singh, a member of the PAC, during a meeting held here today. Civil Hospital goes without electricity for seven hours Received life threat on WhatsApp, claims Mand Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 3 Patients at the Civil Hospital had a difficult time yesterday night as the hospital went without power for nearly seven hours. The power went off in the afternoon at the Emergency Ward, blood bank and both male and female ward. It was restored late on Thursday night. It was a difficult time for patients as well as doctors. A patient, who had plaster on both his legs, said it was difficult without electricity in the extreme weather conditions. “The inverter stopped working after some time and it was a hell-like situation in the ward. Patients Ludhiana, September 3 Congress leader Gursimran Singh Mand has claimed that he received a life threat from some unknown persons. Acting on his complaint, a case has been registered by the city police. Gursimran Mand said on September 1, he received a message on WhatsApp and the sender threatened to kill him. “That person told me not to visit Chandigarh to pay tribute to former Chief Minister Beant Singh, otherwise I would be killed. The sender even claimed that 88 persons had been deputed for the purpose. I still visited Chandigarh and paid tributes to An employee works in the absence of power at the Civil Hospital on Thursday night. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN had to burn candles as mobile phones had also run out of battery,” said a family member of a patient admitted to the hospital. Senior Medical Officer Amarjeet Kaur said the work for changing of wires was going on due to which patients and staff had to face issues in the absence of power. Case registered against unknown persons c m y b the former Chief Minister,” he stated. The president of International Anti-Khalistan Terrorist Front from Ludhiana, Mand said he had submitted several applications to the Ludhiana police, demanding deployment of black commandos with him. “At present, I have eight security guards provided by the Punjab Police but am on the target of Khalistan and other terrorist groups,” the Congress leader said. “I have also submitted an application to the Chief Minister to demand black commandos but so far the state government has not considered my requests,” he maintained. 4,28,185 of total 4,55,336 applications cleared at 38 centres Nitin Jain On an average, 60K persons visit Sewa Kendras in the state daily. KNOW SEWA KENDRAS ■ Each centre covers 45,000 population ■ End multiple front and delivery channels such as Suwidha, Fard Kendras and Saanjh Kendras to avoid confusion among citizens as to which service can be availed from where ■ Provide efficient and cost-effective methods of service delivery ■ Bring uniformity across state in service delivery mechanism ■ Deliver all services covered under the RTS for time-bound delivery ■ Integrated with individual department systems Amarinder Singh-led state government is committed to ensure complete transparency, responsiveness, accountability and efficacy in the public delivery services by taking the total number of citizen-centric services available at these centres to 500 in the near future. The 56 new services added to Sewa Kendras included 37 of the Police Department, which were earlier provided through Saanjh Kendras. Similarly, 18 services of the Transport Department and a mutation service under the Revenue Department, earlier delivered through Fard Kendras, have also been added to these centres. Last week, a unified state helpline 1100 for non-emergency government services was also launched by the Chief Minister for citizens to register their grievances. With this, the public can now lodge their complaints or raise their grievances against any department on 1100 helpline as one-stop solution where the issues/ complaints would be recorded, forwarded, tracked and solved in a time-bound manner. The helpline is a single platform for non-emergency services related to different departments, which further aims at strengthening the present grievance redress system.
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