01112021-LT-01.qxd 11/1/2021 12:39 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE AAROHI LEARNS THE BASICS OF HORSE RIDING IN FOUR DAYS PAGE 3 Zee TV is all set to bring to its viewers biggest show of 2021, presenting untold story of Kashibai Bajirao Ballal. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY SHARAD MALHOTRA TALKS ABOUT HIS PREPARATIONS FOR VIDROHI MAX 29°C | MIN 13°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 14°C SUNSET MONDAY 5:38 PM Tribune News Service Smoke billows out of the yarn mill; and (below) a fireman tries to douse the flames on the Kakka road in Ludhiana on Sunday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN SAFETY MEASURES MISSING The owner of Modern Acrylics Private Limited had failed to make necessary safety arrangements to protect the factory from fire. Fire hydrants were not installed due to which fire tenders had to return to the Sundar Nagar fire station to refill the vehicles. Officials said they would also check whether or not the factory had obtained an NOC from the Fire Department. front side. He said over 24 fire tenders were pressed into service to control the fire till 2 pm. The police struggled to control a crowd gathered around the factory when the fire- fighters were controlling the fire. The factory owner had failed to make necessary safety arrangements to protect the factory from fire. There were no fire hydrants installed due to which fire Paying homage tenders had to return to the Sundar Nagar fire station to refill fire tenders. Officials said they would also check whether the factory had obtained NOC from the Fire Department or not. MUTHOOT LOOT BID Kingpin hatched conspiracy from jail, suspect cops A CCTV grab of the three suspects who are yet to be arrested. Congress workers pay tributes to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to mark her death anniversary during an event in Ludhiana on Sunday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Buses continue to halt illegally on Jalandhar bypass flyover Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 31 A major tragedy had averted on Tuesday night as a speeding truck rammed into a stationary bus on the Jalandhar bypass flyover. Fortunately, no loss of lives reported in the accident but the collision was so intense that both vehicles had entangled into each other badly. The bus had around 15 passengers and they suffered only minor injuries. Even drivers of both vehicles were safe. The illegal stoppage of buses on the national highway has been posing risks to commuters’ lives and despite the presence of traffic police personnel at the Jalandhar bypass, such vehicles were never stopped and challaned by them. The buses, mainly coming from the Jalandhar side, stop on the flyover illegally as they drop and pick passengers. Another reason of resorting to the illegal halt is it cut shorts the distance to the bus stand terminal. If the buses will not pass through the flyover, these have to cover more distance. As per information, when a private bus, ‘Gagandeep’ coming from Jalandhar, Major tragedy was averted when a truck rammed into a bus on Jalandhar bypass flyover recently stopped on the flyover for picking and dropping passengers, a speeding truck which was also coming from Jalandhar rammed into the rear of the stationary bus. Bus passengers felt a huge jerk and fell off from their places due to the intense collision. Driver of the truck Vijay said: “The bus was standing almost in the middle of the highway, since I was driving on the highway at a good speed, I failed to make out whether the bus was staitonary or moving. Before he could apply brakes, his vehicle rammed into it.” The bus driver when asked why he stopped the vehicle on the highway putting lives of the passengers at risk, he said his bus was not the only such vehicle that stops at the point daily, in fact, many buses have made this halt, though illegal, as their permanent stop for dropping and picking passengers. THEY DO NOT SHY AWAY FROM DOING THEIR BIT FOR SOCIETY Sharad Malhotra is enthusiastic about returning to television with the upcoming show Vidrohi on Star Plus. Fire breaks out at yarn mill, goods worth lakhs destroyed Ludhiana, October 31 A major fire broke out at a yarn mill on the Kakka road this morning. Goods worth lakhs were reportedly gutted in the fire. The fire broke out at the rear of Modern Acrylics Private Limited and firefighters took more than five hours to douse the flames. Factory workers were on duty but all escaped unhurt. The workers initially tried to douse the flames with available resources but when it went out of control, they called the Fire Department. Aatish Rai, a sub-fire officer, claimed that a fire call was received around 9.15 am and fire tenders from Sundar Nagar reached the spot, followed by a fire tender from Vardhman mill. The factory owner said had the firefighters not controlled the fire on time, it would have spread to the entire factory. Rai said fire officials had to call JCBs to raze the rear wall of the factory to get in as the raging fire did not allow them to douse the flames from the PAGE 3 After the accident, passers-by gathered at the spot. They blamed bus drivers for deliberately putting the lives of passengers at risk. People said the traffic police should not allow the the buses to stop at such illegal points. A resident said who would take responsibility if somebody dies in such mishaps. Haphazard parking costs life A haphazard parking of a loaded tractor-trailer on the Hambran road near Kutbewal village had also cost the life of a motorcyclist on Tuesday. The motorcycle had rammed into the stationary tractor-trailer, which killed the biker on the spot. The deceased, Dharminder Singh, is a resident of Garha village. His brother Bhupinder Singh told the police that on Tuesday night his brother was going to his house. When he reached Kutbewal, he failed to notice a stationary tractortrailer and rammed into it. It was parked in the middle of the road. Its parking lights were also not kept on. The police had registered a case against the driver of the vehicle, Lakhwinder, on the charges of culpable homicide. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 31 In the Muthoot Finance Limited loot attempt case, police sources said the Ludhiana police probe had found that the kingpin who orchestrated the entire conspiracy of robbery is lodged in some jail in Bihar. The four miscreants who had come to commit the robbery at the gold loan company were also sent by the convict. The police are likely to bring him from jail for questioning. Notably, yesterday the four accused had entered the Muthoot office to commit robbery but the bravery of the guard, Surjit Kumar, foiled the robbery attempt as he had shot dead one of the robbers, following which the three other accused fled to save their lives. The accused who died was identified as Amar Partap Singh, a resident of Bihar. The police sources said a notorious element who could be a gangster, who was said to be lodged in a jail in Bihar, could have given the task to his team from the jail. Meanwhile, the police conducted raids at various places across the state to trace the three accused, who are yet to be arrested. Joint CP J Elanchezhian said the police probe was on to identify and trace the remaining three accused. The entire conspiracy behind the robbery attempt could be cracked after their arrest. c m y b While celebs have extremely busy schedules, these stars do not shy away from doing their bit for society SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:42 AM No fresh Covid case, no death in district Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 31 No person tested positive for Covid and no death was reported in the district today. The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has reached 97.58 per cent and at present, there are 18 active cases in the district. Seventeen persons were sent for home isolation today. Four patients are undergoing treatment for Covid at various city hospitals. Of these, one patient belongs to Ludhiana district and three are from other districts. Till date, a total of 27,22,184 samples have been taken, of which 26,22,871 were found negative. Now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 87,608 while 11,705 belong to other districts/states. Total number of persons who lost their lives include 2,106 persons from Ludhiana and 1,053 from other districts. As many as 4,435 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS PAGE 4 27,22,184 87,608 18 4 2,106 MONDAY | 1 NOVEMBER 2021 | LUDHIANA Traders protest removal of tiles, reduction of road width A portion of the road from where the MC has removed interlocking tiles at Vikas Nagar. TRIBUNE PHOTO VIKAS NAGAR Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 31 Shopkeepers of Vikas Nagar (behind Suvidha Kendra) on Pakhowal Road staged a protest under the banner of the Vikas Nagar Shopkeepers Association against the ‘whimsical’ action of the Municipal Corporation of removal of interlocking tiles from a portion of the road in front of the local market on Sunday. They alleged that due to this move, not only the width of the road had been curtailed to less than half but also the portion from where tiles had been removed had become prone to waterlog- ging and also turned a garbage disposal site. Leading the protest, Kuldeep Chopra and Deepak Sabharwal, office-bearers of the association, said the MC had curtailed the width of the 35-feet wide road to about 17 feet by ordering removal of interlocking tiles on a stretch of the road in Vikas Nagar on Sua Road (rear of Suvidha Kendra). “As a result, the stretch from where interlocking tiles had been removed has become a source of trouble,” they said. In a complaint submitted to the MC Commissioner and the Mayor, the affected shopkeepers said water-borne and mosquito-borne diseases had already spread in several parts of the city and the ‘kacha’ portion of road (from where tiles had been removed) being prone to waterlogging, was posing a threat of outbreak of such diseases. To make the matters worse, residents of the area and even some shopkeepers had started throwing garbage and waste on that part of the road, they said. The association has made an earnest appeal to the civic body to take action for laying the rain water drainage system (pipes) and reinstallation of the interlocking tiles of the stretch of the Vikas Nagar market soon to ensure smooth flow of vehicular traffic, check water stagnation and save the area residents from threat of water-borne and vector-borne diseases.
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