16092021-LT-01.qxd 9/15/2021 11:53 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE AMARPURI COLONY RESIDENTS PROTEST DIRTY WATER SUPPLY Residents blame MC officials for turning a blind eye towards their complaint, leaving them at risk of diseases. FORECAST RAINY PAGE 2 MIKA REVEALS INTERESTING STORY ABOUT DALER MEHNDI PAGE 3 PRIYANKA IS NEW MEMBER OF PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA In upcoming episode of Zee Comedy Show, he will share about how Daler Mehndi is so afraid of darkness. MAX 33°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:31 PM PAGE 4 Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas thanked Producers Guild of America on Twitter for inducting her. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:11 AM THURSDAY | 16 SEPTEMBER 2021 | LUDHIANA Shivaye of Malerkotla gets AIR 678 Our Correspondent Students in a jubilant mood after the declaration of the JEE Main results. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN City lad Kanav achieves all India rank 42 in JEE Mains Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 15 A number of students from Ludhiana performed well in the JEE Main examination results declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Wednesday. Kanav Singla of Sector 39, Jamalpur, Ludhiana, has achieved all India rank (AIR) 42 in the JEE Mains exam. In his first attempt of the JEE Mains examination, he had obtained 99.998 percentile. He, however, did not appear in the next three attempts and was confident of a good ranking. He has done his Class XII in the non-medical stream with 97 per cent marks from BCM Arya Model School. Kanav is preparing for the JEE (Advanced) to be held next month as he wants to study computer science engineering at the Indian Institute Kanav Singla celebrates his success with family members. of Technology, Bombay. He is motivated by his elder brother, Shrey Singla, who is also studying computer science at the IIT Bombay. His father Dr Ravi Kant Singla is a physician and his mother Dr Anju Singla is an anaesthesiologist. Keshav Gupta of the city has obtained AIR 723 in the JEE Mains. In the last attempt, he gave his best performance and obtained 99.946 percentile. Earlier, he had obtained 99.89 in the first attempt, 99.88 in the second attempt and 99.940 percentile in the third attempt. Keshav, student of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, has scored 97.4 per cent marks in Class XII (non-medical). He is preparing for the JEE (Advanced) examination as he wants to study computer science engineering from the IIT, Bombay. His mother Sapna Dev Gupta is a computer engineer and she had resigned from her job to raise her children. His father, Kapil Dev Gupta, is Captain in the Navy. Aksh Goyal has got AIR 794 in the JEE Mains examination. He obtained 99.94 percentile marks, his best performance, in the last attempt. Earlier, he had got 99.66 percentile in the first attempt, 99.74 in the second and 99.53 in the third attempt. His mother Meena Goyal is a housewife and his father Amandeep Goyal is a businessman. Motivated by his father, who is a textile engineer, Aksh said he also wants to study textile engineering at the IIT, Delhi. He is currently preparing for the JEE (Advanced) examination to be held on October 3. Student of Ryan International School, Aksh had obtained 96.6 per cent marks in Class XII (non-medical). Mandi Ahmedgarh, Sept 15 Shivaye Jain of Malerkotla will be able to celebrate his birthday with his friends and parents in a great way after a week as he has fulfilled the dream of his parents by securing all India rank (AIR) 678 in the Joint Entrance Exam today. Shivaye wishes to opt for computer science engineering at the IIT, Delhi, where his maternal uncle, Rahul Goyal, his source of inspiration, is already pursuing the same course. Elated parents of Shivaye, Subhash Jain and Payal, said the whole family had to make sacrifices as at time they had to miss family and social functions lest he (Shivaye) might not get distracted. Subhash, a graduate, is a businessman dealing in raw materials for brick kilns while Payal is a housewife. Shivaye was a regular student of Modern Secular School, Dhuri, and he had joined Edusquare Institute in Ludhiana for extra coaching. Shivaye’s brother congratulates him for his feat. ADCP Sameer Verma addessses the media in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN Two carjackings solved, four robbers arrested Tribune News Service FOUR VEHICLES, GOLD JEWELLERY, ARMS SEIZED Ludhiana, September 15 The Ludhiana police claimed to have solved two major carjackings reported in the city in the past three weeks. Four members of a robbers’ gang were arrested by the police. Apart from recovering a Scorpio and Brezza car, the police also recovered two Indigo cars, several gold ornaments worth lakhs of rupees, two mobile phones, .32-bore pistol and two cartridges from the gang members. The arrested gangsters have been identified as Surjit Singh (49), alias Makhan, resident of Gol Bagh City, Ferozepur, Puran Singh (28), alias Pannu, resident of Ferozepur, Sahib Singh, alias Sabha, resident of New Abadi, Ferozepur, and Sobar Randhawa of Akash Avenue in Fatehgarh Churia. One of Apart from recovering a Scorpio and Brezza car, the police also recovered two Indigo cars, several gold ornaments worth lakhs of rupees, two mobile phones, .32-bore pistol and two cartridges from the gang members. the gang members Lakhwinder Singh of Kaluwal village, near Ferozepur, is yet to be arrested in the case. Additional DCP-3 Sameer Verma, ACP Talwinder Singh, and SHO, Sarabha Nagar, Paramdeep Singh addressed a press conference regarding the matter. The ADCP said the gang had been operating for a long time and members are also facing cases of car thefts and loot registered against them at various police stations. He said on September 10, the robbers had carjacked a Scorpio from accountant Nitin Wadwani from J Block, Sarabha Nagar, and the same gang had carjacked a Brezza from the wife of a swimming coach from J Block, Sarabha Nagar, on August 25. The ADCP said both the Indigo cars, which the police had recovered from the gang members, were stolen by them from Amritsar and Jalandhar recently, adding that both these cars were used by the gangsters to commit carjackings in Ludhiana. “We will demand the police remand of the gangsters so that more vehicles are recovered from them. The police will also verify if any vehicle was sold by the accused,” added ADCP Verma. 2 youths held with 750-gm heroin Now, land allotted by LIT for BJP office under lens Ludhiana, September 15 The Special Task Force of Ludhiana today nabbed two youths and recovered 750 gram of heroin and Rs 28,000 drug money from them. They have been identified as Adarsh (19), alias Nihal Yadav, resident of Vijay Nagar, and Mani Garg (24) of Adarsh Nagar. Inspector Harbans Singh of the STF said a tip-off was received that the two youths were on the way to deliver a consignment of heroin to their clients. Accordingly a police party laid a naka near New Vijay Nagar. They were stopped for Kuldip Bhatia The accused in Ludhiana police custody on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO checking and during the search of their belongings, heroin and drug money were recovered. During preliminary questioning, Nihal admitted that he had been help- ing his father in his hosiery business but for the past two years he started heroin smuggling with his friend Mani. Mani said he is unemployed. — TNS Ludhiana, September 15 The ruling Congress has hit back and retorted to allegations by BJP leaders about alleged irregularities in the eauction of a commercial site in Model Town Extension by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) last month. It has demanded a probe in the allotment of land for the BJP office in the city. During the previous SADBJP regime, the then LIT Chairman Dr Subhash Verma (of the BJP) had allotted a Cong seeks probe, says land allotted at concessional price 1,000-sq yard land in Model Town Extension at a concessional price of just Rs 4,375 per sq yard, which was many times low than the then prevailing market price. In a counter-attack on the BJP and SAD, that had been targeting the Congress government for the sale of the prime land to an industrial house and realtor at a throw- away price, senior Congress leader and former councillor Parminder Mehta has alleged that the BJP had purchased the land under political pressure. “The said piece of land was meant for commercial purpose but BJP leaders had got the land use changed and thereafter, got it allotted at a nominal price,” Mehta said. Mehta ridiculed the BJP leaders for questioning the sale of land through e-aucion by the LIT at a price of over Rs 60,000 per sq yards during the previous month in the Two groups clash No fresh case reported from district at jail, four injured Mega vaccination drive today; Ludhiana set to cross 2.5-million mark Ludhiana, September 15 Two groups reportedly clashed in the Central Jail here during which three inmates suffered injuries. The inmates also indulged in stone pelting on the jail premises. As per information, the incident occurred at around 4 pm today. Some of the inmates were taken to the videoconferencing room for their online court hearing. While the inmates were returning to their barracks, members of the two groups first exchanged arguments and then attacked each others with handcuffs and kara (steel bangle). After other members of both groups noticed the clash, they also joined and started pelting stones and bricks at each other. The Jail authorities alerted the force. Officials forcibly put the inmates into their barracks. Later, the authorities called police personnel from the Police Division 7. The injured, Lakhan, Ankur Sharma and Raja Bajaj, were undergoing treatment at the jail hospital. One of the jail officials also suffered minor injuries in stone pelting. Deputy Superintendent, Central Jail, Satnam Singh, said members of both groups had not submitted any complaint but the Jail Department would probe the matter to find the reason behind the clash. — TNS Ludhiana, September 15 No fresh case of Covid was reported from the district on Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today informed that one patient from other district/state tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours. He said there are 29 active patients in the district at present. He said now the total number of patients belonging to Ludhiana is 87,512, while 11,670 patients belong to other districts/states. He said the total number of persons who lost their lives is 2,099 from Ludhiana and 1,049 from other districts. He appealed to the residents to adhere to all safety protocols like wearing masks, maintain- same locality where the land for its office was allotted to BJP at less than 1/10th of this price. He asserted that the allegations of corruption and financial irregularities being levelled by the BJP and other opposition parties were politically motivated as these parties were making a desperate bid to distract the attention of people from real issues concerning the public. He said a complaint to this effect had been lodged with the Additional Chief Secretary, Local Government, Punjab, the Com- Another case against gun house owner, biz partners Tribune News Service COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS A sample of a schoolgirl being taken for Covid test in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA ing social distance and washing hands frequently. The DC said the district has received a fresh stock of 1.29 lakh doses of Covid vaccine on Wednesday and the Ludhiana is set to zoom past the c m y b 2.5-million vaccination mark by the end of the day tomorrow, ie September 16, 2021. Interacting with the residents on the official Facebook page of the DPRO, Ludhiana, in his weekly live session, 24,02,423 87,512 29 1 2,099 Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said till now, the Health Department has administrated shots to 24,23,128 persons in the inoculation drive and on September 16 a mega vaccination drive is being held on 270 session sites across the district, which means the district would cross over 25-lakh milestone by end of the day. He said thrust is being laid on utilising the entire supply of the doses within 24 hours. — TNS missioner of Police, Ludhiana, and the Punjab Vigilance Bureau, demanding a high-level probe into the allotment of the land to the BJP, which had cause a financial loss of several crores to the exchequer. Mehta said his complaint lodged with the DGP Punjab , Police, had been marked to the Joint Commissioner (Hq) of Police in the Ludhiana Police Commissionerate for further necessary action as per a communication received by him from the Punjab Police headquarters. Ludhiana, September 15 The Ludhiana police have registered another case against the owner of Verma Gun House and two of his partners on the charges of tampering with the arms and ammunition register. Earlier, the gun house owner, Gurcharan, was arrested by the police on the charges of selling bullets to a criminal, Kashish Adya. Kashish had already been arrested by the police. Later, during the investigation when the police scanned the sale register of arms and ammunition, they found that Gurcharan, his father Girdhari Lal, brother Shamsher Singh, who are partners in the firm, had made fake enteries in the name of other arms licence holders of sale of bullets in the register. When the police verified each and every arms licence holder mentioned in the sale register, enteries were found fake. Instead of supplying bullets to the persons mentioned in the sale register, gun house partners had sold the bullets to other criminal elements. Now, the police will verify to whom bullets were exactly sold. A fresh case of cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy was registered against the partners. Gurcharan was already arrested in the case while two of his partners are yet to be arrested.
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