06112021-LT-01.qxd 05-11-2021 22:54 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE DENGUE CASES START DECREASING, PAGE 2 DIST STILL REMAINS HIGH BURDEN GRAND FINALE FOR ZEE COMEDY SHOW THIS WEEKEND Even as number of dengue patients is decreasing, Ludhiana remains among the high-burden districts of the state. The grand finale of Zee Comedy Show will be aired with ace choreographer Geeta Kapur gracing the stage. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 30°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 11°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:34 PM PAGE 3 HERE’S HOW BOLLYWOOD CELEBS CELEBRATED DIWALI After last year’s lockdown Diwali, the festival of lights this year was celebrated with much zeal and enthusiasm. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:46 AM Seven fresh Covid cases in two days 43 fire incidents on Diwali night in city Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 5 Seven more cases of Covid19 were reported in the district during the past two days. Four cases were reported on Thursday while three cases on Friday. Civil Surgeon Dr SP Singh informed that a total of 87,620 Covid cases of Ludhiana district and 11,708 of other districts or states have been confirmed here till date. Out of the 87,620 confirmed cases in the Ludhiana district, 79,865 are from the Ludhiana city subdivision, while the remaining cases belong to five subdivisions of Jagraon, Raikot, Khanna, Samrala and Payal. Besides, a total of 2,106 patients of Ludhiana district and 1,053 patients belonging to other places have died of the virus till date here, according to the Health Department. A total of 2,087 samples were collected for Covid19 test. COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 27,49,742 87,620 21 -2,106 Nikhil Bhardwaj Ludhiana, November 5 This Diwali, the industrial hub witnessed as many as 43 fire incidents, which kept the firemen on toes for the entire night. As per the data obtained from the Fire Department, out of 43 incidents, 11 took place at various factories, while the remaining were reported in empty plots, shops, houses and on roads. Only a few fire incidents were major, while rest were minor ones, hence controlled in no time. Fire officials said last year 32 fire incidents had taken place in the city on Diwali Devotees light candles at a gurdwara at Dugri in Ludhiana on Thursday evening. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN night and this Diwali witnessed nine more incidents. The first incident took place at a hosiery unit in Shivpuri at 8.05 pm. The factory was closed when the fire broke out. It was suspected that some burning crackers could have fallen inside the factory, which caused fire. To reach the spot, firemen had to struggle hard as roads leading to the factory were narrow and also congested with traffic. Another major incident took place at Sundar Nagar at around 9.15 pm where goods and machinery worth several lakhs of rupees were gutted in the fire. Firemen took more than three hours to control the flames. The third major incident took place in the two halls of the washing unit of a hosiery unit on Kali Sadak at around 10.20 pm. Fire was intense and firemen took more than three hours to completely douse the flames. Although the factory was closed but some factory workers were present in the factory and they had to rush out immediately from the factory to save their lives. Aatish Rai, Sub Fire Officer said firemen were already prepared to tackle fire incidents for Diwali night and firefighters quickly reacted to the fire calls and reached everywhere in the minimum possible time. Meanwhile, son of a sub fire officer Rajinder Pal died of dengue last night. Rajinder was on duty on Thursday night when he heard the news. All fire officials extended condolences to the bereaved family. Illicit liquor seized from banks of Sutlej Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 5 The CIA wing of the Ludhiana rural police yesterday conducted a raid on the banks of the Sutlej near Sherewal village and recovered illicit liquor. The four bootleggers after noticing the police party fled from the spot leaving behind the raw material for preparing country liquor, drums, tarpaulins, etc. The bootleggers have been identified as Sulakhan Singh, Gurmit Singh, Kala Singh and Gurnam Singh, all residents of Sherewal village. The CIA chief, Ludhiana rural, Inspector Prem Singh Bhangu, in a statement said secret information was received that some bootleggers were preparing illicit liquoron the banks of the Sutlej and they had already The CIA wing with the recovered illicit liquor on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO prepared a huge quantity of liquor which they would sell in retail to their clients. c m y b When the police party raided the spot, the four bootleggers immediately jumped PAGE 4 into the river and fled towards the other side of the river. CIA cops tried to chase them but they managed to flee, said Inspector Prem. The police recovered four iron drums, 300 bottles of illicit liquor filled in rubber tubes, 1,000 litre lahan, four big utensils, four plastic pipes and some logs of woods from the spot. The police registered a case under the Excise Act against the bootleggers. SATURDAY | 6 NOVEMBER 2021 | LUDHIANA Over 30 patients with burns visit hospitals Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 5 Over 30 patients, including children, with burn injuries due to bursting of crackers reached the major city hospitals on Diwali night. Three patients suffering from major burn injuries have been admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), while many others were discharged after receiving the required treatment. The patients had received injuries mainly on the arms or face while some had also received injuries in eyes. According to an official of the CMCH, 12 injured patients, including five children, visited the hospital on Diwali night. “Three patients have received major burn injuries. Two of them have received major eye injuries, while one has got major burn injuries on body. These have been admitted to the CMCH. Besides, nine patients, who had received minor injuries, were discharged after providing the required treatment,” he said. Eight patients were rushed to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana. Dr Rajinder Mittal, head of the Plastic Surgery Department of the DMCH, said a total of eight patients visited the hos- A boy bursts crackers in Ludhiana on Thursday night. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN pital last night. “Five patients had hand burn injuries, while three patients had injuries on the face. One out of three patients with facial injuries had received an eye injury. All these patients had visited OPD and nobody was admitted,” he said. Dr Baldeep Singh of Deep Hospital informed that seven-eight patients with minor to moderate burns visited the hospital last night. Besides, around five patients visited the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, as per information. On Thursday night, people were seen bursting crackers in the middle of roads at different locations in the city by ignoring the safety of the passersby. Even the crackers were burst after midnight in the city.
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