02052022-LT-01.qxd 5/1/2022 11:56 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE PATIENTS WITH RESPIRATORY ISSUES ON THE RISE IN CITY PAGE 2 Change in weather leads to spurt in patients with respiratory issues. Demand of inhalers has also increased in city. FORECAST RAIN TAHIRA KASHYAP GETS CANDID ON SHILPA SHETTY’S SHOW PAGE 3 Tahira recently opened up about her sex life with husband Ayushmann on Shilpa’s chat show Shape Of You. MAX 41°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:06 PM BIG B CALLS AJAY’S DIRECTION IN RUNWAY 34 ‘MARVELLOUS’ PAGE 4 Impressed by Devgn, Big B sent him a handwritten note of appreciation, which was shared by Ajay on social media handle. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:40 AM MONDAY | 2 MAY 2022 | LUDHIANA Fire breaks out in veg, fruit market Woman among 3 drug Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 1 A fire broke out in a fruit and vegetable market on the Bahadurke road on Sunday evening. No loss of life or injury to any human being has been reported in the incident. The incident occurred at around 5 pm. Initially flames started emanating from the shanties located inside the market. Before anyone could understand, the flames took the shape of intense fire. In front of the shanties, a tea vend was located, Man booked for rape Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 1 The Sadar police registered a rape case against a man who had sexually harassed a woman for over 11 years on the pretext of solemnising marriage with her. The accused has been identified as Parminder Singh, resident of Bank Colony, Raikot. He is yet to be arrested. The victim complained to the police that she developed friendship with the Parminder Singh in 2010 and in a few months, friendship turned into a love affair. “Parminder Singh had been promising me that he would soon solemnise marriage and he continued having physical relationship with me for almost 11 years. Whenever I asked him to solemnise marriage he used to make excuses,” alleged the woman. The complainant said recently when she told Parminder Singh that till the time he marries her, she would not allow him to exploit her sexually. Parminder Singh categorically refused to marry her and issued her life threats. A huge stock of vegetables gutted in the fruit and vegetable market on the Bahadurke road in Ludhiana on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN smugglers arrested Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 1 The Ludhiana and Khanna district police today nabbed three smugglers, including a woman, in separate cases. In the first case, the Khanna police nabbed a smuggler and recovered 400 gram of opium from his possession. The smuggler was identified as Parminder Singh of Jaildara village, Ludhiana. A case was registered against him. The SSP, Khanna, Ravi Kumar, in a statement said acting on secret information, the Khanna City-2 police laid a naka at a strategic place from where the smuggler was arrested. The Khanna police also nabbed Prince Kumar of Dhillon Mohalla, Samrala and recovered 15 gram of heroin from his possession. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against him. The police said Prince Kumar was on the way to deliver consignment of heroin to his clients. Meanwhile, the Ludhiana police nabbed a woman smuggler, identified as Sarabjeet Kaur, alias Reeta, resident of Jammu Colony, and recovered 1 gm of heroin from her possession. She was nabbed by bus stand police post incharge ASI Sukhwinder Singh. A case was registered against her. Tiles in ‘good condition’ being 2 smugglers held, 50 cases of liquor seized replaced in SBS Nagar by LIT Tribune News Service Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, May 1 Interlocking tiles in a ‘good condition’ are being replaced along the main road near the City Centre Project (now abandoned) site in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) here. Residents of the colony are at a loss to comprehend the necessity for such wasteful expenditure when many of the Trust colonies still lacked reasonably good urban infrastructure. After the LIT officials failed to provide a satisfactory reply as to the need for replacement of tiles, which are in a good condition, and that too with new tiles that are less in thickness, residents of the area have lodged a complaint with the Principal Secretary, Local Government, Punjab, about the ongoing project worth approximately Rs 70 lakh. Council of RTI Activists secretary Arvind Sharma, who is also a resident in the F-Block of the colony, has Interlocking tiles being replaced in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO said in the complaint that in many colonies of the Trust, streets and roads are lying in a poor condition, many of the parks are in need of proper care and some localities are facing problems of water supply and choked sewers. “However, unmindful of the plight of the residents of these colonies, the LIT officials are out to spend huge funds on wasteful expenditure,” said the complaint. Sharma asserted that LIT officials are earlier saying that the work had been awarded only for replacement of broken/damaged tiles or those that had come off. But on the site, the construction agency is replacing all the tiles. Not only this, the LIT officials had also failed to put up a mandatory display board on the site giving details of the work, estimated cost, details of construction agency and supervisory officials of the Trust. The complainant said there is general feeling among the area residents that the work for replacement of tiles (which are in good condition) had been awarded to a wellconnected contractor to grant favour to him and also to ensure a decent ‘cut’ for the officials concerned. Sharma called upon the government to intervene and probe the ongoing ‘unnecessary and wasteful’ work in the colony and fix accountability of LIT officials who are behind such wastage of public funds. 2 travel agents issue fake visa, booked A girl gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Five test positive in district Tribune News Service COVID-19 FIGURES Ludhiana, May 1 Five fresh Covid cases were reported, while there was no death due to the disease in the district today. A total of 1,09,866 persons have tested positive for the virus since March 2020, while 2,280 persons from the district have succumbed to the virus till now. The recovery rate of Covid- which a was also gutted. Heaps of plastic crates lying inside the shanties were also gutted. The LPG cylinder lying in the tea vend also exploded. Three fire tenders were used to completely douse the flames. Market people said the cause of the fire is not clear. They said due to Sunday, the fruit and vegetable market was closed and on usual days, the market witness thousands of visitors. Last year also heaps of crates had caught fire in the market. SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 35,05,030 1,09,866 27 4 2,280 For info Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276 19 patients was 97.90 per cent today. There were 27 active cases in the district and 27 patients were asked to isolate themselves at their homes by the Health Department. At present no Covid patient is admitted to any hospital in Ludhiana. Till date, a total of 35,05,030 samples for Covid test have been taken, of which 33,80,406 were found negative. Samples of 3,250 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly. Ludhiana, May 1 The Sadar police registered a case against two travel agents of Noida on the charges of duping residents of lakhs of rupees. The accused have been identified as Sanam Kumar and Radhika of Travel Teachers, VCD Business Centre, Noida. Complainant Rahul Verma told the police that Omkar and Deepak Kumar were his clients. Both had plans to visit Russia and after they contacted him, he sent their files and other required documents to the Noida-based travel firm Travel Teachers. Travel Teachers took Rs 3.20 lakh in advance from the applicants. A few months after receiving money, the accused called and informed that visas of applicants were approved. After the clients collected passports, and enquired about the visa stamps on their passports, the same were found to be fake. Investigating officer ASI Dharminder Kumar said after conducting a probe into the case, a case of fraud and criminal conspiracy was registered against the travel agents. — TNS c m y b Ludhiana, May 1 The CIA-II wing of city police today nabbed two liquor smugglers and recovered 50 cases of illegal liquor from them. The arrested accused have been identified as Surinder Singh (36) of Partap Singh Wala, and Kuldeep Singh (61) of Dugri. Manjit, alias Ricky, also of Partap Singh Wala, managed to give the police CIA officials address a press conference regarding the arrest of liquor smugglers in Ludhiana on Sunday. party the slip. A case under the Excise Act was registered against them. Inspector Beant Juneja, CIA chief, said on a tip-off a police party conducted a raid at a specific place from where 50 cases of illegal liquor were recovered and the smugglers were arrested. Inspector Juneja said the liquor was smuggled from Chandigarh and was to be supplied in Ludhiana. The police also seized a Honda City car (PB10 BM 4885) and a WagonR (PB10 CP 8664) belonging to the smugglers. Revealing about the criminal record of the accused, Inspector Juneja said Surinder, who is also a drug addict, is facing five criminal cases, including attempt to murder and smuggling of liquor. Kuldeep, who is also a drug addict, is facing three illegal liquor smuggling cases. Manjeet, who managed to escape, is facing cases of drug and liquor smuggling.
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