15052022-LT-01.qxd 5/15/2022 12:34 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE WAIT FOR MECHANICAL SWEEPING MACHINES, SPRINKLERS GETS LONGER PAGE 2 The MC is yet to ensure availability of mechanical sweeping machines and sprinklers to control pollution in city. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 3 I ADAPT TO THINGS EASILY, SAYS ACTOR AMIT SADH He is currently part of a podcast titled Batman: Ek Chakravyuh. The actor talks about it and web series Breathe 3. MAX 42°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 42°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET SUNDAY 7:14 PM BJP national president visits martyr’s ancestral home at Mohalla Naughara is trying to encroach upon a park in the Royal Homes and Panchsheel Vihar area. They apprised Nadda of the ‘atrocities’ being faced by the residents. They alleged that a false FIR has been registered against innocent residents. “JP Nadda has assured us of providing full help. He also assured us of taking the matter to the highest level in Central government,” the residents claimed. Tribune News Service BJP chief’s visit causes huge traffic hurdles BJP national president JP Nadda pays tributes to Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar at his birthplace in Mohalla Naughara, Ludhiana, on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN ‘BJP WILL PLAY VIGILANT MATURE ROLE OF OPPOSITION AGAINST AAP’ ■ JP Nadda stated that the BJP will play a vigilant mature role of Opposition against the AAP in Punjab. Addressing a high-powered meeting of the core committee, officebearers, district presidents and candidates in the recently held Assembly elections, at a city hotel, Nadda said, “We are a national party, which believes and practises that ‘never abandon your allies’. It was the SAD which quitted its long association with the BJP.” name of Shaheed Sukhdev be added to the list of national martyrs. They also demanded that a postal ticket be issued in name of Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar. Ashok Thapar of the Trust asked the Central government to start a train in name of the martyr from Ludhiana, launch welfare schemes in the name of Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar and install statues of the martyr in public places, etc. He also raised ■ Asking the top state BJP leadership to play vigilant and sagacious Opposition, Nadda said, “The state’s interests should be protected and the wrong decisions of the AAP will be highlighted. The BJP will emerge as the only relevant party in the state soon. The AAP will not be able to retain the political space as its real face will get unveiled and it will collapse.” a demand of making a direct way to the birthplace of the martyr from Chaura Bazar. Earlier in the morning, Nadda reached PAU by helicopter where he was welcomed by BJP state president Ashwani Sharma. Nadda went to Mohalla Naughara from Chaura Bazar in an e-rickshaw. Nadda assured the Trust members that the demand letter would be sent directly to Prime Minister Naren- dra Modi and efforts would be made to meet their demands on priority basis. Residents meet Nadda over Panchsheel Vihar park issue A group of members of the Panchsheel Lodhi Welfare Community and residents of Panchsheel Vihar, Lodhi Enclave, Royal Homes, Gulmohur Villas met JP Nadda at Maharaja Regency to seek his help in their matter. They alleged that a person The visit of JP Nadda caused huge traffic hurdles in the city areas. In order to provide clear route to the vehicles of the BJP leadership, the police stopped the traffic at various places. Initially in the afternoon, Nadda had two meetings at two different venues near Aarti chowk on Ferozepur Road with industrialists and party leaders. The police had to stop traffic at the time Nadda was to reach these two venues, which caused huge inconvenience to the commuters. Later when Nadda had to move towards GLADA ground from these venues, the police again stopped general traffic on Ferozepur Road and then on Chandigarh Road. Long queues of vehicles were witnessed on these roads for half an hour. Commuters had stuck in the traffic jam. It was only when the vehicle of the BJP leadership crossed the Samrala chowk, traffic was allowed to move. PAGE 4 “You have come a long way, but the road ahead is unending…make as many smile as you can,” says SRK. SUNRISE MONDAY 5:31 AM Nadda pays homage to Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar at his birthplace Ludhiana, May 14 National president of the BJP JP Nadda visited the birthplace of Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar in Mohalla Naughara here on Saturday. He paid homage to the martyr at his statue in his ancestral home. Nadda also wrote a note regarding his visit to the martyr’s birthplace in the visitors’ book. Nadda said, “We get inspiration from the life of the martyr. The country will always remember such brave sons.” Nadda said Punjab is the holy land of Gurus and brave heroes. The great brave sons of Punjab have made a unique contribution to the freedom of India and sacrificed their lives. The country can never forget, nor repay their debts, he said. He said, “The martyrdom of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev in the history of India’s Independence even today inspires us all for patriotism. It is because of the sacrifices of the martyrs that we are breathing in freedom today,” he added. He said the BJP government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is working to make the martyrs’ dream of India come true. The birth anniversary of Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar is on May 15. Members of the All India Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar Memorial Trust gave a memorandum to JP Nadda demanding the BE KIND AND GIVING...IS SRK’S ADVICE FOR DAUGHTER SUHANA SUNDAY | 15 MAY 2022 | LUDHIANA Daughter refuses to hug woman; kids decline to live with parents 12,653 cases settled at National Lok Adalat Rajneesh Lakhanpal Ludhiana, May 14 Conflicts between husband and wife leading to separation are adversely affecting the behaviour, increasing stress level and bitterness amongst children. A 16-year-old daughter flatly refused to hug her mother despite her insistence. The bitterness level was so high that the wet eyes of mother failed to convince the daughter, who was living with her father. This was witnessed during a hearing at the Lok Adalat Bench, headed by Additional Principal Judge, Family Court, Rajvinder Singh. When Sessions Judge Munish Singal reached for the inspection of the Lok Adalat Bench, the negotiations were going on between the parties. Husband was a businessman from Jalandhar. The woman requested the Sessions Judge that for once she wanted to hug her daughter but she was not ready for the same. Sensing the situation, the Sessions Judge called a counsellor to sit with the girl separately for counselling. But the situation did not change. Ultimately, the girl was only persuaded to just sit for a while with the mother. Finally, the parties agreed to an amicable settlement. They agreed to file the joint mutual divorce petition and husband would pay Rs 18 lakh to wife to end the ongoing litigation. In another case before the Bench of Additional Principal Judge Dr Man- Sessions Judge Munish Singal, Principal Judge, Family Court, Neelam Arora and CJM Raman Sharma hear a matrimonial case during the National Lok Adalat in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA deep Mittal, in a divorce petition, the wife was seeking the custody of one son. Earlier, she had left the kids studying in Class IV and VI with father. When Dr Mittal asked them as any of them wanted to go with the mother, both refused. Then woman insisted to have one sitting with kids separately. The judge sent them to their retiring room but after a few minutes kids came out and said we do not want to sit with her as she had left us long back. When the court asked that if they would live with their father, the innocent kids replied that their father is generally unavailable and meet them for a very short period. They wanted to live with their grandmother only who is taking care of them. As many as 12,653 cases, out of 37,470, were settled amicably by different Lok Adalat Benches involving awards of Rs 1,67,08,51,549 in the National Lok Adalat organised by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) under the supervision of DLSA Secretarycum-CJM Raman Sharma. The CJM said the DLSA provides free legal aid to all women, children, differently abled people, factory workers, members of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and victims of disasters. He said if anybody wants any kind of legal aid, he can visit the office of the DLSA or call on toll-free number 1968. He informed that civil cases like rent, bank recovery, revenue, electricity and water bills (excluding theft cases), service matters relating to pay and allowances and retirement benefits, Forest Act cases, disaster compensation, criminal compoundable cases, complaints under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act and covered matters would be taken up by the Courts of Civil Judges-cum- Judicial Magistrates in the Lok Adalat. ~2,000-crore land allotted to school Youth poses as IAS officer, held being used for commercial purposes Seven fresh Covid cases in district Kuldip Bhatia Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 14 A fresh complaint has been lodged in connection with the violations pertaining to the 22,814 square yards of prime land, worth around Rs 2,000 crore, in Sarabha Nagar by the erstwhile management of New Senior Secondary School. Complainant BR Katna, who has been seeking action for long, has written to the Chief Minister. The CM’s office has forwarded the complaint to the officials concerned for action as per rules. According to the complainant, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) had allotted the piece of land to New Senior Secondary School and it was stipulated that the land could not be sold, leased out or be put to any other use than running a school. Later, the management shut the school and a part of the land is being used for commercial purpose, while the remaining land has been sold/leased out to a couple of schools. Officials of the LIT as well as the MC have been passing the buck. Sarabha Nagar was developed by the LIT and handed over to the MC for maintenance. The LIT officials say the MC had Ludhiana, May 14 The Dugri police yesterday registered a case against a youth, who posed himself as an IAS officer and submitted fake documents to obtain gunmen from the local police. After the police found the submitted documents fake, they registered a case and arrested the accused. The accused has been identified as Mithun Kainth (22), resident of Phase I, Dugri. Investigating officer ASI Jaswinder Singh said on Friday he along with a police Friday,” added ASI Jaswinder. Meanwhile, during the questioning of the accused he confessed that his mother, who is bedridden, has a dream to see him as an IAS officer. His father is a Class IV employee in the Irrigation Department. “After completing my BCom, I have been preparing for the UPSC exam. To fulfil my mother’s dream, I gave forged documents to the police to get gunmen. I wanted to show the gunmen to my mother to make her feel proud that her son has become an IAS officer,” he told the police during questioning. Inmate alleges torture by jail officials, makes videos Land allotted to a school in Sarabha Nagar by the LIT has been divided and put to various use in violation of terms and conditions of the allotment in Ludhiana. Tribune News Service PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN approved some of the building plans at the site without a no objection certificate (NOC) from the Trust. The MC contends that acting against violations is the responsibility of the LIT. In November 2018, the LIT had issued a showcause notice to the school, saying the land use had been changed in violation of the terms and conditions of allotment. According to LIT officials, the enforce- party was present at the Labour chowk, where Mithun came and introduced himself as an IAS officer of the 2019-2020 batch. He said he has been invited as a chief guest for the ongoing karate championship at Guru Nanak Stadium and he requires two gunmen for his security. “When we asked for an identity card or any other proof, he submitted some documents. Upon the verification of the documents, they were found to be forged. The police immediately registered a case and arrested the accused on ment of building control and demolition of any illegal construction is to be carried out by the MC. The Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has also confirmed in its official letter, dated April 29 this year, to the office of Chief Vigilance Officer, Local Government Department, that the land had been sub-divided by the allottee in violation of terms and conditions of allotment. The complainant has called upon the government to expedite the ongoing probe by the vigilance wing of the Local Government Department. c m y b Ludhiana, May 14 A video of jail inmate Bharat Chauhan went viral on Friday in which he alleged torture by jail officials. The inmate had made three videos from inside the jail, which again raised questions over the security system of the jail. In a video, the inmate also shows injury marks on his back and levelled allegations on jail staff for torturing him. The inmate was earlier in Amritsar Central Jail in illegal arms and attempt to murder cases registered in Amritsar and Kapurthala from where he was shifted to the Ludhiana jail about a few months back. The inmate alleged he is suffering from jaundice and he also visited the hospital in jail but the jail authorities are not providing him required treatment. He urged the government to arrange for his treatment so that his life could be saved. Meanwhile, Jail Superintendent Shivraj Singh said after the video went viral, questioning of the inmate was done. The inmate revealed that he had possessed a mobile phone, which he had burnt. Shivraj Singh added that on Thursday when Bharat returned from hearing in the court, he along with his aides had gone to another barrack to attack his rival and jail staff had to use mild force on them to prevent clash. He said a probe is on to identify the source through which he managed to get cell phone inside the jail. The jail authorities have written to the Ludhiana police for registration of a case. Ludhiana, May 14 Seven persons tested positive for Covid, while no death due to the disease was reported in the district today. A total of 1,09,909 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-19 patients was 97.91 per cent today. There were 28 active cases in the district and 28 patients were asked to isolate themselves at their homes by the Health Department. At present no Covid patient is admitted to hospital in Ludhiana. Till date, a total of 35,48,030 samples for Covid test have been taken, of which 34,23,356 were found negative. Samples of 3,157 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly. COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 35,48,030 1,09,909 28 7 2,280 For info Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276
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