11092021-LT-01.qxd 9/11/2021 12:05 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE RESOLVE SEWAGE ISSUE OR FACE PROTESTS, RESIDENTS TELL MC PAGE 2 AASHIKA TO MEET KARAN JOHAR AT THE BIGG BOSS OTT HOUSE Even after passing of many years, the MC has failed to get overflowing sewage issue resolved at Dhandari Khurd. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY Two gangs of snatchers, thieves busted, five held Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 10 The Daba police claimed to have busted two gangs of snatchers and thieves. Five members of the gangs were arrested. The ADCP, Jaskiranjit Singh Teja, at a press conference said the two arrested members of the gang of snatchers are Pawan Kumar, resident of Satguru Nagar, and Mintu Kumar, resident of Kila Raipur. The ADCP added that on a tip-off a police party laid a naka at a strategic place and arrested the duo. During their interrogation, 137 mobile phones, snatched by them in the recent months, were recovered. The ADCP said the gang had also sold mobile phones to some shopkeepers and probe was on to identify them adding. The shopkeepers will also face action as per law. The police also nabbed three members of a gang of thieves, namely Sunny of Giaspura flats, Vishal Kumar of Basant Nagar and Malkit Singh Malli of Dhillon Nagar. The ADCP said the gang had been stealing vehicles in the city and one motorcycle was recovered from them. PAGE 3 MX TakaTak sensation Aashika will get a chance to share the stage with Karan Johar and meet contestants. MAX 33°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:37 PM Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 10 The district police today arrested a gun house owner of the city on the charges of selling bullets to a person not having arms licence. The arrested gun house owner has been identified as Gurcharan Singh Babli, owner of Verma Gun House, Nirankari market, near Bharat Nagar chowk. Police Commissioner Naunihal Singh said on September 2 a political rally of the Shiromani Akali Dal was held at Sahnewal where a 16 GUN HOUSES RAIDED IN JULY ■ Special 16 teams of the crime wing of the Ludhiana police had conducted a raid on 16 gun houses, falling under the jurisdiction of the Commissionerate in July this year. ■ The development had come after the Punjab Police busted a racket in which a large number of illegal weapons, bought by gangsters from Madhya Pradesh, were recovered. But it was found that the bullets were bought illegally from gun houses. special checking was conducted at the VIP gate. During checking, a man, Kashish Adiya, was stopped for checking and his frisking led to the recovery of .32bore (made in USA) loaded pistol having six cartridges. Kashish Adiya was then asked to produce weapon licence but he couldn’t, following which he was arrested by the Sahnewal police. A case under the Arms Act was registered against him. During preliminary ques- PAGE 4 Bollywood and TV celebrities were seen in a festive mood as they celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi on Friday. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:08 AM Gun house owner held for illegal sale of bullets Nikhil Bhardwaj BOLLYWOOD, TV CELEBRITIES BRING BAPPA HOME... tioning, Kashish Adiya revealed that he had bought bullets from Verma Gun House and on the basis of the statement, owner of the gun house Gurcharan was also named in the case. Naunihal said the gun house owner committed a crime by selling the cartridges to a person who had no arms licence and by doing this, the owner had violated the terms of the gun house licence. Now the police have also started auditing of the gun house. The police have also named Manrpeet Singh Manni, who is related to Kashish, in the case. SATURDAY | 11 SEPTEMBER 2021 | LUDHIANA Roadways staff to protest outside ministers’ residences tomorrow Ludhiana, September 10 As demands of contractual employees have not been accepted by the state government so far, members of Punjab Roadways, PUNBUS and the PRTC Contract Workers Union, Punjab, have decided to continue their strike. The contractual employees had gone to participate in a state-level protest to gherao the Siswan farmhouse of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today, on the fifth day of their strike. Meanwhile, government buses being operated by the contractual staff did not ply on roads even today. A union leader, Satnam Singh, said they would meet Chief Minister on September 14 as a meeting had been fixed in this Passengers at the Ludhiana bus stand on Friday. ASHWANI DHIMAN regard after today’s protest. However, he said, the strike would be continued. Shamsher Singh, another leader, said: “Our protest remained peaceful today. Now, we will stage protests for two hours outside the residences of the Cabinet ministers on Sunday. We will beat dhols to mark our protest on Monday. If our demands were not met in the upcoming meeting on September 14, we will intensify the agitation and block highways on September 15.” Demanding regularisation of their services and adding a new fleet of buses to the service, the contractual staff had gone on an indefinite strike on Monday. — TNS One tests positive District to augment medical oxygen storage capacity Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 10 One person tested positive for Covid, while no person lost his life to the disease in the district today. The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has reached 97.57 per cent. There are 31 active patients in the district at present. Two patients are COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 23,62,466 87,495 29 2 2,098 admitted to hospitals for Covid treatment at present. continued on page 2 Nitin Jain OFFICIALSPEAK Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 10 The district will augment its capacity to store the medical oxygen, the administration has said. Against the existing capacity of 65.1 metric tonnes (MT), the district has proposed to raise the stor- c m y b five more LMO tanks ❝We will be addingin private hospitals —— one in government and four to add 82.1 MT storage capacity for medical oxygen in the district. Varinder Kumar Sharma, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER age volume to 82.1 MT, the officials have said. The district-wise figures of current and projected oxygen storage through liquid medical oxygen (LMO) tanks at hospitals, compiled by the state government, which are available with The Tribune, revealed that Ludhiana has no LMO tank in its government hospitals and the district administration has proposed to install a LMO tank with a capacity to store 11.4 MT life-saving gas. At private hospitals in the district, exist- ing eight LMO plants have storage capacity of 65.1 MT oxygen, which will be further augmented to 70.7 MT by setting up four more LMO plants. In the entire state, there are only eight LMO tanks in the government hospitals with a storage capacity of 37.3 MT, continued on page 2
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