25112021-LT-01.qxd 11/25/2021 12:32 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE 53 COMMERCIAL SITES TO GO UNDER HAMMER TOMORROW PAGE 2 The Ludhiana Improvement Trust e-bidding process will start at 9 am on November 26 and close at 3 pm. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF COUPLE, DAUGHTER DIE IN ACCIDENT Ludhiana: A couple and their seven-year-old daughter died when the scooter they were riding rammed into a stationary truck at Daheru village, near Khanna, on Tuesday night. The deceased woman was also ninemonth pregnant. Due to the intense collision, all three suffered serious injuries and died on the spot. The family was returning home after paying obeisance at Kali Temple, Patiala. The deceased have been identified as Sushil Kumar (32), his wife Pooja (30) and daughter Pari (7), residents of Basti Chowk, Islamganj, Ludhiana. A case was registered against the truck driver on Tuesday night. Rahul, brother of the deceased Sushil, said his brother and sister-in-law used to visit the temple in Patiala every month. On Tuesday evening they along with their daughter had went there and after paying obeisance they were returning home at night on their scooter. When they reached near Daheru village, a truck (PB12Y3651), loaded with iron rods, was standing on the road. The truck’s indicators were not working, due to which Sushil could not notice the stationary truck and his scooter rammed into it. Investigation officer Sukhwinder Pal Singh of the Sadar police station, Khanna, said the errant truck driver was identified as Pardeep Kumar of Basti Peer Das, Jalandhar, and he is yet to be arrested. TNS ACTRESS SANDEEPA TO STAR IN B PRAAK’S MUSIC VIDEO PAGE 3 PANKAJ TRIPATHI TO STAR IN SRIJIT MUKHERJI’S SHERDIL Sandeepa Dhar is now set to collaborate with National Awardwinning singer-composer B Praak. MAX 25°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 8°C SUNSET THURSDAY 5:25 PM PAGE 4 After wrapping up the sequel of OMG, Pankaj Tripathi has now started shooting for Srijit Mukherji’s next - Sherdil. SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:02 AM THURSDAY | 25 NOVEMBER 2021 | LUDHIANA Valuables worth ~10L stolen Makeshift hospitals to come up in districts at ~23 crore from PAU ex-scientist’s house Major health infra boost to ramp up facilities in state Nitin Jain Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 24 In order to give a major boost to the health infrastructure and ramp up the existing facilities in the state, new makeshift hospitals will come up in the districts at a cost of Rs 23 crore, the government has confirmed. A proposal to this effect has been prepared under the Emergency Covid Response Package (ECRP-II), the officials have said. According to the summary of the proposal and approval made by the Health and Family Welfare Department, a copy of which is with The Tribune, the government will set up essential diagnostic and RT-PCR laboratories at a cost of Rs 119.41 crore, essential drugs at Rs 23 crore, ramping up health infrastructure with focus on paediatric care unit at Rs 174.32 crore, enhancement of human resource for health at Rs 6.16 crore, IT intervention — Health Management Information System (HMIS) and tele-consultation — at Rs 10 crore, and capacity building and training at Rs 90 lakh. Of the entire proposals amounting to Rs 333.8 crore, the government has already approved a sum of Rs 310.6 crore for ramping up the health infrastructure. Besides, the govern- Ludhiana November 24 Theives targeted the house of a retired senior scientist of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr Arvind Saxena, at Rajguru Nagar and decamped with gold, diamond ornaments, electronic gadgets, cash and other valuables worth ~10 lakh. This is the second theft reported at the scientist’s house. In 2016 thieves had targeted the same house and then decamped with valuables worth Rs 19 lakh. ACP Talwinder Gill and SHO, Sarabha Nagar police station, along with forensic experts visited the house for investigation. Amit Saxena, who is working with Nippon Audiotronix, Noida, said his mother suffered brain stroke due to which she was undergoing a treatment at a hospital in Noida. “We gave our house keys to our acquaintances who were supposed to switch on the porch lights and they were religiously doing that. However, due to extended weekend after November 19 (Gurupurb), they couldn’t do the same and on November 22 night when they went to our house, they discovered that our house was broken into, fully ransacked and most of the stuff was stolen. After they informed us, me and my father then immediately reached the house onTuesday night from Noida and informed the police,” added Amit. Thieves might have jumped wall and entered Owners show the ransacked house at Rajguru Nagar in Ludhiana on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS SAME HOUSE WAS BURGLED IN 2016 ■ House owner’s son Amir Saxena said in January 2016, thieves had targeted their house and stolen cash and valuables worth ~19 lakh. A case was registered but the police failed to solve the case. ■ In this case, they have hope from the police system that thieves would be nabbed soon and their life’s earnings would be recovered. from drawing room after breaking locks. Inside too, master bedroom’s wooden door lock was broken, revealed Amit. “We have already spent a huge sum of money on my mum’s treatment and now there has been a theft at our place. It’s my humble request to Police Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar to kindly look into the matter since my parents’ lifelong earnings are gone now,” appealed Saxena. CCTV cameras installed in the opposite house also captured the thieves who first did a recci on November 21 and then came on November 22 night to commit the theft. The thieves had left behind a yellow bag inside the house. The Sarabha Nagar police registered a case against the unknown persons on Wednesday evening and CCTV cameras are being scanned to get clues. OFFICIALSPEAK the Emergency ❝As perscheme, Punjab Covid ResponseitsPackage (ECRP-II) will contribute share of ~132.59 crore and Centre will release ~198.88 crore for the implementation of the works through the Department of Health and Family Welfare and National Health Mission. Hussan Lal, PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO CM PROPOSAL AND APPROVAL ■A sum of ~333.8 crore has been proposed to be spent on the ramping up of the healthcare infrastructure in the state, of which ~310.6 crore have already been approved. ment has also proposed other key activities under the ECRP-II, which included establishing paediatric care centres in each district hospital and four medical colleges, RT-PCR testing laboratories in each district, centre of excellence in paediatric at Government Medical College (GMC) in Amritsar, liquid medical oxygen storage tanks at 17 districts (6 from SDRF), medical gas pipeline system at 11 health facilities (remaining all district and subdivisional hospitals from SDRF), HIMS at all four GMCs, and setting up telemedicine/consultation hubs at four GMCs and four districts with 230 spokes. Dugri village residents protest erratic water supply Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 24 Infuriated over erratic water supply in a street of Dugri village under Ward 43, residents announced to boycott Congress candidate in the upcoming elections if the issue is not resolved. The residents staged a protest over the water supply issue in the area. A resident, Jaswinder Kaur, said they have been facing water supply problem for a long period. “Whenever we complain, Residents hold protest over erratic water supply at Dugri village in Ludhiana on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Shiv Sena leaders argue with the police after the recovery of body parts of cows at Jeevan Nagar in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN Tension prevails at Jeevan Nagar No fresh case of as body parts of 2 cows found Covid in district Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 24 Body parts of two cows were found scattered in Jeevan Nagar on Wednesday. Tension prevailed in the area as Hindu leaders and local residents gathered and held a protest. After the incident came to fore, Joint CP Ravcharan Singh Brar, ADCP Rupinder Kaur Sra and ACP Davinder Chaudhary reached the spot and started a probe. Hindu leaders, including Amit Arora, Rajiv Tandon and Gursimran Singh Mand, chairman, Interna- tional Anti-Khalistani Terrorists Foundation, reached the spot and sought immediate arrest of the culprits. Hindu leaders said body parts of two cows were found scattered on the garbage dump, and some were found on the sides of the roads in Jeevan Nagar. The place was situated on the back of the Jeevan Nagar police post. Hindu leaders held a protest on the road and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits. They were, however, pacified by senior police officials with an assurance that culprits would be arrested soon. Amit Arora said some anti-national elements committed this crime to create communal tension and if culprits were not nabbed before Monday, they would start an indefinite protest. He demanded that persons who committed the same crime in Malerkotla could be behind this incident too. ACP Davinder Chaudhary said body parts of cows were sent for postmortem examination and a case was registered. Yesterday bovine parts were recovered from a drain in Malerkotla. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 24 No fresh case of Covid-19 was reported in the district on Wednesday. There are 14 active cases in the district. However, six positive cases of virus from other districts or states were confirmed here today. The Health Department has confirmed 87,651 positive cases of Ludhiana and 11,736 of other districts or states so far. Besides, the department has confirmed that 2,109 Covid-19 patients of Ludhiana and 1,060 of other districts have died till date. Today, 4,617 samples were collected for Covid test. c m y b A man gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE 28,61,689 87,651 14 -DEATHS 2,109 For any information related to Covid Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276 MC holds meeting over direct way to martyr’s birthplace Ludhiana, November 24 As the members of the Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar Memorial Trust are raising questions over the delay in making a direct way to the martyr’s birthplace at Mohalla Naughara from Chaura Bazar, a meeting was called by the MC Commissioner today. MC officials and members of the trust were present during the meeting. MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal issued directions to officials to do the needful for resolving the matter. The Commissioner has also given directions to the officials for starting the project under which the area outside the martyr’s ancestral house would be beautified and new sewer lines would be laid in the street. — TNS just a formality is done. Water is supplied properly for a few days. The problem occurs again. Even with using a ‘tullu’ pump, we are unable to get proper water supply,” she said. She said the water problem was never solved but the unnecessary work of installing interlocking tiles was done in the area. “Our street was in a good condition but still interlocking tiles were installed there. But, our actual problem of the water supply has not been resolved despite repeated complaints,” she added. The residents had staged a protest in the past too but the complaints to the civic body are still falling on deaf ears. The residents said the situation turns worse during summers every year. They also questioned that if CM Charanjit Singh Channi is resolving the issues being faced by people, why the water supply issue in their area has not been resolved. They also requested a Congress leader, Kamaljit Singh Karwal, to get their issue resolved. Smart City committee organises meeting Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 24 The state-level technical committee had raised an objection after the authorities concerned sought quotations from only private companies for establishing a common control centre in the city under the Smart City Mission. The matter was discussed in the 71st meeting of the city-level technical committee of Ludhiana Smart City Limited on Wednesday. It is learnt that the higher authorities have asked the LSCL authorities to get a quotation from BSNL also before finalising the service provider. In the meeting, the committee, led by CEO Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal, also gave approval to detailed project report for network connectivity for Ludhiana Safe City, Municipal Control Centre and Field Equipment for five years. The revised DPR to set up vertical gardens around piers of the southern bypass flyover near BRS Nagar and the cost estimate of laying down of additional storm sewers and sludge sewers in the ROB/RUB project were also approved by the city-level committee.
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