11102021-LT-01.qxd 10/11/2021 12:34 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE FREE MEDICAL CAMP MARKS BIRTH ANNIV OF DR KOTNIS Dr DN Kotnis Acupuncture Hospital, Salem Tabri, celebrates 111th birth anniversary of Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 2 PANKHURI & GAUTAM TO FEATURE TOGETHER IN CHHANO MAANO PAGE 3 They are coming back yet again with a beautiful music video, this time in a different avatar altogether. MAX 35°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET MONDAY 5:59 PM PAGE 4 Says he is ‘extremely pained’ to see what Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri are going through in their son’s case. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:27 AM MONDAY | 11 OCTOBER 2021 | LUDHIANA Dist has 4,448 cylinders to store 32 MT medical oxygen Seven nabbed in separate incidents Payal, October 10 Teams of the Payal police have arrested seven miscreants in separate cases and recovered huge quantities of banned materials and stolen goods from them. A .32 bore pistol, two motorcycles used in crime, 36 bottles of illicit liquor, electrical conductors stolen from transformers and a mobile phone snatched from a woman were seized from the accused at separate places. Payal DSP Davinder Kumar said police personnel, led by SHO Karnail Singh, had booked all accused in four separate cases. Inderjit Singh of Akbarpur Chhanna in Malerkotla district and Pardeep Singh of Dulachi Majra in Ropar were arrested at a naka at the Barmali T-point near Payal and a .32 pistol and a cartridge was recovered from Pardeep. In another incident, the police recovered 36 bottles of illicit liquor from Buta Singh of Rauni village in the Payal subdivision, when he was going to deliver the consignment to his customers and arrested him. The police also succeeded in solving cases of theft of components of electric transformers installed in fields situated on the outskirts of villages. Huge quantities of electrical conductors stolen from various fields were recovered from Jasvir Singh, Iqbal Singh and Sukhwinder Singh of Dhamot Kalan village. Gurpreet Singh Guri of Ghudani Khurad was booked on the complaint of Ruby of Ranipur and a mobile phone snatched from the latter was recovered from Gurpreet. He was arrested and two motorcycles used in crime were also seized. — OC SHEKHAR SUMAN COMES OUT IN SUPPORT OF SHAH RUKH KHAN 1,316 more cylinders needed to ramp up storage to 43 MT Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Candidates come out from a centre after appearing for the UPSC prelims at SCD Government College in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN 44 per cent candidates appear for UPSC prelims Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 10 The preliminary examination of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) was held at various centres in the district today. Around 44 per cent candidates appeared for the exam today. The UPSC had set up 20 centres for the convenience of the candidates in the district. In all, 6,590 candidates had registered for the test, which was 6,590 CANDIDATES REGISTERED FOR TEST The UPSC had set up 20 centres for the convenience of candidates in the district. In all, 6,590 candidates had registered for test, which was held in two shifts. The morning shift started at 9:30 am while in the evening the exam began at 2:30 pm. As many as 3,774 candidates appeared for the exam in the morning shift while 3,784 came in the evening shift. conducted in two shifts. The morning shift started at 9:30 am while in the evening the exam began at 2:30 pm. As many as 3,774 candidates appeared for the exam in the morning shift while 3,784 came in the evening shift. One of the top officials said some candidates just came to get an experience of writing the exam. This was a common phenomenon and the attendance each year hovered around 50 per cent, he added. Earlier, the exam was scheduled for June, but due to second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, it got deferred. The UPSC prelims are being held in 77 cities of the country. As per a few aspirants, the morning shift paper was balanced. Unlike the past two years, over 20 questions were asked from history, most of them from modern history and art and culture. Candidates said a few questions were from sports too in the paper. LUDHIANA, OCTOBER 10 Even as Ludhiana is still short of 61 metric tonnes (MT) of medical oxygen to meet the peak demand for Covid and non-Covid patients, the district leads the state when it comes to cylinders and their storage capacity, claims the administration. “Already having 4,448 cylinders with a capacity to store 32 MT of life-saving gas, the district has proposed to further acquire 1,316 more oxygen cylinders with an additional capacity of 10.9 MT,” officials said. The district-wise current and projected oxygen storage in cylinders compiled by the state government, a copy of which is available with The Tribune, revealed that Ludhiana has 1,292 cylinders with 9.8 MT storage capacity in government hospitals while the private sector has 3,156 cylinders storing 22.2 MT of life-saving gas. While there was no plan to expand the cylinder storage capacity in the government sector, the district has proposed to add 1,316 more cylinders with a storage capacity of 10.9 MT. The state has a total of 30,016 oxygen cylinders, including 13,271 in government and 16,745 in private hospitals, with a storage capacity of 229.9 MT, comprising 94.7 MT in government and 135.2 MT in private sector. Further, Punjab has proposed to acquire 6,564 more cylinders, including 1,228 in government and OFFICIALSPEAK will be oxygen cylinders ❝Wecapacityadding 1,316 moremore life-saving with a to store 10.9 MT gas. The health infrastructure is being further ramped up to meet exigency, if any, in future. Varinder Kumar Sharma, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER 5,336 in the private sector, with an additional capacity to store 54.5 MT of life-saving gas, comprising 9.2 MT in government and 45.3 MT in private hospitals. The district-wise breakup showed that barring Jalandhar, all other districts were behind Ludhiana in the number of oxygen cylinders and storage capacity. Jalandhar has 5,344 cylinders with storage capacity of 47.8 MT while it proposed to add 1,481 more cylinders with an additional capacity of 13.3 MT. Among other district, Amritsar’s existing status was 3,028 with 25.3 MT capacity and proposal to add 569 cylinders with 4.6 MT, Barnala existing 332 cylinders with 2 MT capacity, Bathinda 1,500 with 10.6 MT and proposed 958 with 8.1 MT, Faridkot 697 with 5.4 MT, Fatehgarh Sahib 454 with 3.2 MT, Fazilka 348 with 3.2 MT and proposed 206 with 1.9 MT, Ferozepur 769 with 4.7 MT proposed 46 with 0.4 MT, Gurdaspur 846 with 4.6 MT and proposed 125 with 2.2 MT, Hoshiarpur 761 with 6.4 MT and proposed 42 with 0.4 MT, Kapurthala 938 with 8 MT and proposed 27 with 0.2 MT, Mansa 452 with 4.1 MT and proposed 16 with 0.1 MT, Moga 997 with 7.8 MT and proposed 211 with 1.9 MT, Muktsar 594 with 4.3 MT, Pathankot 785 with 6.2 MT and proposed 341 with 2.7 MT, Patiala 2,654 with 19 MT and proposed 735 with 6.5 MT, Ropar 1,085 with 7.3 MT and proposed 60 with 0.6 MT, Mohali 1,709 with 12.5 MT and proposed 355 with 3.1 MT, Sangrur 490 with 3.4 MT and proposed one cylinder, Nawanshahr 875 with 5.6 MT and proposed eight cylinders, and Tarn Taran has 910 cylinders with 6.2 MT storage capacity. Rlys to run 3 special festival trains Two more test positive in district for Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims COVID-19 FIGURES Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 10 To clear extra rush of passengers during the festival season and to cater to demands of pilgrims intending to visit holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, the railways would run three festival special trains for limited duration. These three special trains would provide connectivity of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra with New Delhi, Varanasi and Anand Vihar Terminus (New Delhi). The 01633/01634 New DelhiShri Mata Viahno Devi KatraNew Delhi tri-weekly special trains would run from New Delhi on every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (October 10 to November 21) at 11.30 pm and reach its destination next day at 12 noon. In return journey, the train would operate from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra on every Thursday, Saturday and Monday (October 11 to November 22) at 9.30 pm and arrive New Delhi at 10.30 am. The train would have commercial halts at Sonepat, Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt, Pathankot Cantt, Jammu Tawi and Udhampur. The 01654/01653 VaranasiShri Mata Vaishno Devi KatraVaranasi weekly special train would depart from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra on every Sunday (October 10 to November 21) at 11.20 pm and reach Varanasi next day at 11.45 pm. In return direction, the train would leave Varanasi on every Tuesday (October 12 to November 23) at 6.10 am and reach Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra next day at 10.55 am. The train would have stoppages at Udhampur, Jammu Tawi, Pathankot Cantt, Jalandhar Cantt, Ludhiana, Ambala Cantt, Saharanpur, Moradabad, Bareilly, Lucknow and Sultanpur. The 01671/01672 Ananad Vihar Terminus (AVT)-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra- AVT bi-weekly special train would leave AVT on every Monday and Thursday (October 11 to November 18) at 11 pm and arrive at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra the next day at 1.30 pm. On return journey, the train would depart from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra on every Tuesday and Friday (October 12 to November 19) at 9.10 pm to reach the AVT the next day at 10.45 am. Enroute, the train would halt at Udhampur, Jammu Tawi, Pathankot Cantt, Jalandhar Cantt, Ludhiana, Ambala Cantt, Yamuna Nagar Jagadhri, Saharnpur, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut City and Ghaziabad. Ludhiana, October 10 Two persons tested positive for Covid while no death was reported in the district today. Recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has reached 97.58 per cent. Seventeen people were sent for home isolation while there were 19 active cases in the district. At present, no patient is undergoing treatment for Covid at any hospital in Ludhiana district. Till date, 25,76,185 samples had been collected for testing Covid of which 24,76,942 were found negative. The total number of Covid patients related to Ludhiana is 87,558, while 11,685 patients belong to other districts/states. Safai worker arrested for theft of ~4.36 lakh at lab Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 10 The Police Division 8 nabbed a safai worker working with Lal Path lab, located in the NC Complex, Hambran road, on the charges of committing a theft of Rs 4.36 lakh in the lab. He along with his aide had committed the theft on the intervening night of October 8 and 9. The police have recovered Rs 3.5 lakh in cash from the accused. ADCP Sameer Verma, ACP (Civil Lines) Harish Behal addressed a press conference regarding the matter today. The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO On October 9, Jagjit Singh, who is the lab in-charge, had lodged a complaint at a police station in which he stated that he had kept a payment of Rs 4.36 lakh in the main almirah of the laboratory. The next morning, when employees reached the lab, they were shocked to see the broken lock of the main door and cash from the main almirah was missing. c m y b The ADCP said when the police started the probe, the role of the lab safai worker, Deepak (26), of Gopal Nagar came under scanner. When he was questioned, he confessed to having committed the crime along with his friend Vishal. The accused admitted that he broke open the main door of the lab. Since he was aware about the almirah where the lab in-charge keeps cash, broke the lock of the almirah and fled with the money. Deepak had been arrested along with Rs 3.5 lakh. The remaining cash was with Vishal and raids were being conducted to nab him, Verma said. SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS A man gets his Covid test done in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA The number of persons, who lost their lives to Covid include 2,103 from Ludhiana and 1,052 from other districts. Whenever the district administration and the 25,76,185 87,558 19 2 2,103 Health Department find any positive or suspected Covid patients, their samples are immediately sent for testing. As many as 6,578 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today. Their results are expected shortly. Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner has appealed to residents to adhere to all safety protocols like wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing to save themselves and others from the virus. Minor boy thrashed by cops: Woman Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 10 A woman, Rani Dhaliwal, of CRP Colony, Dugri, alleged that her 16-year-old nephew, Rohan, was picked by officials of the Police Division 2 after he had a scuffle with a roadside vendor on Saturday night at Islamganj. The woman, who is a SAD worker, demanded immediate action against guilty police officials. The woman alleged that her son runs a tavern in Islamganj and yesterday her nephew also went there. “My nephew had arguments with the roadside vendor over some issue following which the latter, along with his companions, thrashed him. Later, the anti-narcotics cell inspector-cum-SHO of the Police Division 2 Rajesh Kumar came along with police officials and took my nephew to the police station where he was beaten up by police officials and some civilians,” the woman said. It was only when they reached the police station, the police allowed her nephew to leave by reaching a compromise with the disputing parties, the woman said, adding that the police had badly thrashed the boy as he also suffered some injuries. The woman demanded that action should be taken against the civilians who had also thrashed her nephew inside the police station. She alleged that the police also took two gold earrings and Rs 2,500 from her nephew. Inspector Rajesh, who has the additional charge of the police station, said the minor boy was not beaten up by police officials. The allegations levelled by the police are baseless.”
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