24092021-LT-01.qxd 9/23/2021 11:27 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE NO CHECK ON CONSTRUCTION OF ILLEGAL BUILDINGS AT SBS NAGAR PAGE 2 It seems LIT officials have become oblivious to building bylaws violations at SBS Nagar, a colony on Pakhowal Road. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY HIMANSH KOHLI OPENS UP ON HIS BOND WITH TUSSHAR KAPOOR PAGE 3 GILLIAN BANS HER KIDS FROM WATCHING SEX EDUCATION They say friendship in B-town is not real, but over the years we have seen actors bonding well with each other. MAX 33°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET FIRDAY 6:20 PM PAGE 4 The actress, who stars as Dr Jean Milburn in Sex Education, has banned her children from watching the show. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:16 AM FRIDAY | 24 SEPTEMBER 2021 | LUDHIANA Rain floods roads, water enters slums, houses various parts of the city. Dang also criticised the civic body for failing to repair the potholed roads due to which the commuters suffered a lot. “The situation has turned worse in the city these days. There is no proper drainage system in the city, while the civic body failed to ensure the timely cleaning of road gullies,” he added. About 89 per cent area of the city lacks a storm water drainage system. However, the MC and elected representatives failed to resolve the waterlogging problem in many parts of the city. Municipal Corporation officials and employees visited different areas to get the accumulated water drained from roads. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu also inspected city areas. Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 23 The incessant rain once again exposed the tall claims made by the political leaders and Municipal Corporation of making Ludhiana a smart city as major waterlogging was witnessed in various parts of the city on Thursday. Commuters struggled while passing through badly flooded main and internal roads of the city. Several vehicles, including cars and two-wheelers, were stuck after developing snags in the knee-deep water on the roads. Also, some two-wheelers slipped on roads. Some people were seen helping others by pushing their vehicles stuck on waterlogged roads. The rainwater entered slums on Old GT Road near the Buddha Nullah bridge. Rainwater entered some houses at Shivaji Nagar, Hargobind Nagar and other low-lying areas. Meanwhile, there were reports of rainwater entering shops at Talab Bazar, Gur Mandi, etc. It was difficult for commuters to pass through heavily flooded Link Road near Preet Palace. The situation was almost similar outside the MC’s Zone C Office and other parts on Gill Road, Ludhiana, Hambran Road, Panj Peer Road, BRS Nagar, Transport Nagar, Old GT Road, Dholewal, Rekhi Cinema Chowk and many other areas. Sewers overflowed too at different locations. A flooded underpass near Chand Cinema was closed for traffic movement. As the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) failed to take the required steps as major waterlogging occurred on the LudhianaDelhi highway, Ferozpur Road and Chandigarh Road, leaving the commuters to face a lot of INBRIEF WIFE, FATHER-IN-LAW BOOKED FOR CHEATING MAN Ludhiana: A woman sent to Canada on study visa by her husband by spending lakhs of rupees allegedly dumped the latter. Now the husband lodged a complaint and got a case of cheating and criminal conspiracy registered against his wife and father-in-law. The accused have been identified as complainant Amandeep Singh’s wife Jobanpreet Kaur, resident of Dhoorkot village, near here, and her father Baljinder Singh. Amandeep Singh, resident of Khudai Chak village, told the police that he got married to Jobanpreet in 2016 and after marriage, his wife said she wanted to go abroad for further studies and she would sponser him after reaching Canada. Since he also wanted to settle in Canada, he and his family agreed to it. “After one year of marriage, we arranged study visa for my wife by borrowed money. Till date we are under debt of more than Rs 24 lakh. Now my wife has stopped talking to me and she has even changed her phone number. Even the father of my wife is involved in the crime as he has hatched the entire conspiracy,” alleged Amandeep Singh. Amandeep Singh said now his wife and her father were looking for another guy from whom they would charge Rs 45 lakh for sponsoring him to Canada on contract marriage. TNS Road caves in at Dugri Phase II A road in Phase II, Dugri, caved in at four points on Thursday. Superintending Engineer, MC, Ravinder Garg said an old sewer line is passing beneath the road. An underground wire was also seen at one of the sites where a portion of the road caved in. MC staff was deployed to repair the damaged portion. Woman injured as roof collapses (Clockwise from top) A waterlogged road near the Vishwakarma chowk ; a rickshaw puller helps a girl whose scooter got stuck on the waterlogged Rani Jhansi road; a flooded road at Prem Nagar, Islam Ganj; schoolchildren enjoy on waterlogged road near the Dholewal chowk; and a woman drains out accumulated rainwater from her house in the Kundanpuri area in Ludhiana on Thursday. PHOTOS: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN & INDERJEET VERMA inconvenience. The storm water drains are lying defunct on the highways. Meanwhile, some persons also shared videos of waterlogged roads with “Smart City Ludhiana” status on social media. Leader of Opposition in MC House Harbhajan Singh Dang slammed the Municipal Corporation after heavy waterlogging occurred in An elderly woman, Nirmal Kaur, was injured after the roof of an old house collapsed on Hambran Road here. Shiv Charan, a relative of the woman, said, “The house was old and its roof collapsed today amid rainfall. Nirmal Kaur has received multiple injuries on body parts, including head and hand.” Buddha Nullah overflows, polluted water enters fields Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 23 Learning no lesson from the past incidents, the MC failed to take the required steps to strengthen the banks of the Buddha Nullah to avoid flooding. After rainfall started in the wee hours, the Buddha Nullah overflowed from multiple points opposite the Peeru Banda area here on Thursday. After the nullah overflowed, the highly polluted water entered fields and some shanties located there. Some persons used to grow vegetables in these fields and are also residing there. These are the same fields where the nullah’s polluted water had damaged the crops in 2019. The nullah had then overflowed. The Buddha Nullah’s water enters fields and shanties along it. MC had, however, plugged the breach in 2019 but no concrete steps were taken to stop such incidents in future. The nullah’s banks are yet to be strengthened. After the water level of the Buddha Nullah had rose, sewage flowed back into the New Kundan Puri area. Man commits suicide, wife booked Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 23 A man committed suicide due to the alleged harassment by his wife. The police registered an abetment to suicide case against the wife. The accused has been identified as Dimpy, resident of SBS Nagar. Complainant Reena Rani told the police that her brother Tinku Raja got married to Dimpy about four months back and immediately after marriage, Dimpy started torturing Tinku on one pretext or other. “Due to daily issues at home, Dimpy had left home and started living at her parents place in SBS Nagar. She had also lodged a complaint of dowry harassment at Women Cell in SBS Nagar against my brother. When my brother came to know about the complaint he went into depression,” the complainant said. The Women Cell had called her brother and asked him to appear for hearing on September 22. Her brother was upset as he thought that the police would arrest him Ludhiana Admn gets award for generating highest employment Ludhiana, September 23 Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday awarded the Ludhiana Administration for generating highest employment for youths and attaining first rank in the state as compared to other districts. On behalf of Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma, Additional Deputy Commissioner (D)-cum- CEO, District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises (DBEE), Amit Kumar Panchal and Deputy CEO Navdeep Singh received the award from the Chief Minister at a state-level function held at Punjab Technical Universit, Kapurthala. Congratulating the whole team of the DBEE, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said, “Four mega job fairs were organised in the district during this month under the Ghar-Ghar Rozgar programme along with virtual interviews, at employers’ venues. As many as 30,800 candidates took part of them and 28,588 were selected by leading companies.” — TNS Two get 10-yr jail in narcotics case Ludhiana, September 23 Additional Sessions Judge Lukhvinder Kaur Duggal has convicted Navjot Singh and Jaswinder Singh, residents of Daad village, Ludhiana, for indulging in the sale of narcotics. As much as 200 kg of poppy husk was recovered from them. The duo were sentenced to undergo imprisonment for 10 years each. Fine of Rs 1 lakh each was also imposed upon them. Divulging details, Additional Public Prosecutor Ramandeep Kaur Gill said a case under the NDPS Act against the duo was registered at the Sadar police station on August 8, 2017. On that day, a police party had laid a naka near Palam Vihar Colony, Daad village. The duo came in a Swift car. On seeing the police party, they tried to turn back, but the policemen stopped them and on search poppy husk was recovered from the car. — OC c m y b if he went there. On September 22 morning, she got to know that her brother had committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan at his residence. Investigation officer ASI Harcharan Singh said after registering a case under Section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the IPC against Dimpy, raids are being conducted to nab her. Ashu checks MC office, finds staff absent A woman gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana on Thursday. INDERJEET VERMA 82-yr-old woman dies of Covid Tribune News Service COVID-19 FIGURES Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 23 Senior Congress leader and MLA from Ludhiana (West) Bharat Bhushan Ashu on Thursday morning conducted a surprise checking at the Municipal Corporation Zone D office in Sarabha Nagar here. It is learnt that some of the staff members at the office were found absent from duty. Ashu has given instructions to the authorities concerned to take strict action against the MC staff found absent from duty. Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi had recently given directions to the officials and employees of the government departments to reach the office by 9 am and remain available to public during office hours. Ludhiana, September 23 A woman lost her life to Covid, while none was tested positive for the disease in the district today. The woman who lost her life was 82 years’ old and admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital. There are 23 active patients in the district at present. Today 19 patients were sent for home isolation and three admitted to hospitals for Covid treatment. Till date, a total of 24,64,882 samples for Covid test have been taken, of which 23,65,673 were found negative. Now, the total number of patients belonging to Ludhiana is 87,533, while 11,676 patients belong to other districts/states. The total number of SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 24,64,882 87,533 23 4 2,101 COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For home isolation: 78147-64759 ■ For ambulance problem: 78143-63850 ■ For hospital problem: 62849-12553 ■ For problem in cremation of bodies: 77197-12797, 95015-00101, 95015-00102 patients who lost their lives to the disease is 2,101 from Ludhiana and 1,049 from other districts. Samples of 8,525 suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. ■ 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 Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to the residents to adhere to all safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently.
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