10012022-LT-01.qxd 1/10/2022 12:02 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE STUBBLE BURNING: DORAHA COLLEGE SHOWS THE WAY PAGE 2 Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, succeeded in bringing 13, 671 acres under in situ crop residue mgmt scheme. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF KHANNA POLICE NAB FOUR WITH 70-GM HEROIN Ludhiana: The Khanna police nabbed four drug smugglers in two separate cases and recovered 70 gram of heroin from them. The first case was registered on Saturday under the NDPS Act at the Machhiwara police station against three smugglers, identified as Dharmpreet Singh of Kukri Kalan, Moga, Gagandeep Singh of Chuharchak village, Moga, and Harpreet Singh of Saduwala village, Moga. The police recovered 60 gram of heroin from them. Investigating officer ASI Vipan Kumar said the police was conducting a routine patrolling when on suspicion three motorcycle-borne youths were stopped for checking. The youth attempted to flee but the police caught them after a brief chase. The ASI added that later during the frisking of the youth, 60 gram of heroin was recovered from them. In the second case, the Khanna police nabbed a smuggler and recovered 10 gram of heroin from him. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against him on Saturday. The accused has been identified as Sandeep Singh Tota of New Sant Nagar, Mandi Gobindgarh. The police also recovered a mobile phone and Rs 7,000 drug money from him. Investigating officer ASI Avtar Singh said acting on secret information, a raid was conducted and Sandeep was nabbed with the drug. TNS AARTI STARTS ONLINE PLATFORM VICTORIOUS MIND POWER PAGE 3 REASON BEHIND MAKING OF CHANDIGARH KARE AASHIQUI Aarti Chabria, who is known for her stints in Khatron Ke Khiladi, has now become a motivation architect. MAX 19°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 14°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET MONDAY 5:42 PM Intention behind making Chandigarh Kare Aashiquiwas to talk about concept of gender inclusivity, says Ayushmann. SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:25 AM MONDAY | 10 JANUARY 2022 | LUDHIANA 1 dead, two Omicron patients Booster dose from today among 509 new cases in dist Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 9 As many as 509 persons tested positive for Covid, including two for the Omicron variant, in the district today. Now, a total of five Omicron cases have been detected in the district so far. Today’s two cases are international travellers who had returned from the UK and tested positive at the airport. Both of them were quarantined in Delhi and their samples were sent for genome sequencing. They returned today after completing their isolation period. One person belongs to BRS Nagar and another to Kitchlu Nagar. The Health Department will be retesting both the persons for Covid tomorrow. Today, one patient lost his life to the disease. The deceased was a 44-year-old man from Basti Jodhewal and was admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital. Now, the total number of patients who lost their lives to Covid has reached 2,121. Till date, the total number of patients belonging to Ludhiana is 89,933, while 12,036 patients belong to A man gives a sample for Covid test in Ludhiana on Sunday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA other districts/states. Those tested positive today also include 47 healthcare workers, two international travellers from the UK and one cop. Today the active cases jumped to 2,143, while yesterday the active cases were 1,651. Today 2,102 patients were asked to undergo home isolation by the Health Department. At present there are 63 COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE 30,35,487 89,933 2,143 492 DEATHS 2,121 For any information related to Covid Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276 patients admitted to various private and government hospitals. Out of these 41 patients belong to Ludhiana, while 22 are from other districts. The recovery rate of Covid19 patients has dipped further to 95.26 per cent. Till date, a total of 30,35,487 samples for Covid test have been taken, of which 29,33,518 were found negative. Samples of 4,800 suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. Ludhiana, January 9 Administering of booster dose for frontline workers and senior citizens with comorbidity will began from tomorrow. The precautionary dose will be the same vaccine as has been given previously and there should be a nine-month gap from the date of administration of the second dose. “Healthcare workers, frontline workers and senior citizens with comorbidity will be able to access the vaccination for precaution dose through their existing CoWIN account. Administering of booster/precautionary dose will began from January 10,” said Civil Surgeon, Dr SP Singh. All persons aged 60 years and above with comorbidity will not be required to produce/submit any certificate from doctor at the time of administration of the precaution dose. Such persons are expected to obtain the advice of their doctor before deciding to avail themselves of the precaution dose, added Dr Singh. Healthcare workers and frontline workers availing themselves of the precaution dose must produce the employment certificate in a prescribed format. This facility will only be available at government vaccination centres in on-site mode. A woman gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana on Sunday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA THE THIRD DOSE ■ Third dose of vaccine against Covid is known as booster or precautionary dose. ■ It will be given to frontline workers, healthcare workers and senior citizens with comorbidity. ■ It will be administered after nine months of the second dose. ■ Same vaccine will be given as the previous one. ■ Registration can be done from the same old account on CoWIN. Rain exposes poor construction of road in Model Town Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, January 9 A spell of rain that lashed the city during last two days has laid bare the poor workmanship, use of substandard material, lack of supervision on the part of senior officials and execution of work in non-conducive weather conditions in recarpeting of main road in Model Town from Mintgumry Chowk to Baba Deep Singh Gurdwara. The work was carried out by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) on behalf of the Municipal Corporation only about a month ago. The so-called newly recarpeted road, involving an expenditure of Rs 2.27 crore, presents a pathetic look with huge patches of loose gravel, deep depressions and peeled off upper layer in most of the stretch making it clear that the public PAGE 4 PITIABLE CONDITION OF ROAD IN SARABHA NAGAR ■ Residents of G-Block (behind Welcome Palace) in Sarabha Nagar has A recently recarpeted road starts peeling in the Model Town area in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO lamented that a stretch of road has been in a pitiable condition for the past several months posing huge risk to road users. ■ While a part of road has been broken, a huge boulder lies just alongside the turn of the broken portion of road which could cause an accident any time. ■ A resident of the area, KS Grewal, said complaints lodged with MC officials and the area councillor have failed to evoke any response. money spent on the project has been a total wastage. A city-based social activist and secretary of the Council lodged a complaint with the Director, Local Bodies, Punjab and Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of Local Govern- of RTI Activists, Arvind Sharma, who claims to have cautioned the LIT officials even earlier that poor mate- Gurpurb celebrated rial was being used and carpeting of road was being carried out during night in extremely cold weather, has ment Department, Punjab, to hold a probe with regard to quality of material used and workmanship of the project. LIT puts off draw of lots due to poll code ATAL APARTMENTS Kuldip Bhatia Devotees pray at Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh Ji on the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in Ludhiana on Sunday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN He claimed in the complaint that he had taken up the matter with senior LIT officials many a times about substandard and below specification material being used by the contractor, and especially that the road was being carpeted during night in extremely cold weather conditions, which were not conducive for carpeting of roads. “But may be due to their affinity with the contractor, the LIT officials failed to act and the contractor got away with recarpeting the main road in a posh area which could not withstand vagaries of weather even for a month,” observed Sharma, while demanding a high-level probe into workmanship and quality test of material used in recarpeting of road. The officials found negligent in carrying out their supervisory duty also ought to be proceeded against, he added. Ludhiana, January 9 Draw of lots for allotment of flats in much-touted first high-rise residential scheme of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), Atal Apartments, has run into trouble once again with the election model code of conduct having come into force from January 8 with the announcement of schedule of the Assembly elections by the Election Commission of India on Saturday. The draw of lots for allotment of 576 HIG and MIG flats, scheduled to be held on January 10 at Nehru Sidhant Kendra has been postponed, confirmed LIT officials. “As all arrangements for c m y b CM Charanjit Singh Channi lays the foundation stone of the Atal Apartments scheme in Ludhiana in December 2021. FILE PHOTO SCHEME ‘JINXED’ ■ The scheme has a chequered history. It was first launched way back in 2011 when the then Local Bodies Minister, Tikshan Sood, had laid the foundation stone for the project for construction of 450 flats. ■ However, the scheme was dropped in 2017 with the change of government and was once again floated in 2018 but was dropped due to poor response from buyers. ■ Now recently, the scheme was re-launched with a revised design, revised prices of the flats and Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi had laid the foundation for the project last month. the draw of lot for allotments of flats had already been made, the matter is now being taken up with the Department of Local Government, Punjab, to seek permission from the Election Commission for conducting the draw. Accordingly, the new schedule, depending on the response of the Election Commission, will be intimated to applicants and also announced though a public notice,” the officials added. The housing complex, proposed to be set up in over 8 acres of land in Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar on Pakhowal Road, would have provision for total 576 flats (336 HIG and 240 MIG) for which the Trust had received 1,018 applications (854 in HIG and 164 in MIG category). Husband, in-laws booked for attempting to disrobe woman Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 9 The Mullanpur Dakha police registered a case against a man, his father and brother on the charges of attacking his wife and making an attempt to disrobe her. A case under Sections 323, 354B and 394 of the IPC was registered against the man, Pargat Singh, his brother Davinder Singh and father Surinder Singh on Saturday. Complainant woman, a resident of Morkrima village, near Dakha, told the police that on January 5 she was talking to her brother Mandeep Singh over phone when suddenly her husband came and started abusing her. Her husband not only abused but also thrashed her. Meanwhile, her fatherin-law and brother-in-law arrived and they instead of saving her from her husband, also started abusing and beating her, she said. “My father-in-law hit me with a big stick on my nose and then my brotherin-law, along with my husband, tore off my clothes and attempted to disrobe me. It was only when I raised alarm and neighbour gathered that they left the house,” alleged the complainant. Investigating officer ASI Kiran Bala said after the incident, on January 8 the woman submitted a complaint and taking an immediate action, a case was registered against her husband and in-laws. The ASI Kiran Bala added that the accused are yet to be arrested.
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