17052022-LT-01.qxd 5/17/2022 12:42 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE MLA CHHINA CONDUCTS SURPRISE PAGE 2 CHECKING AT PATWARKHANA VARUN DHAWAN JOINS STRANGER THINGS MANIA MLA Rajinderpal Kaur Chhina listened to problems of visitors during surprise checking at patwarkhana in Lohara. As Stranger Things 4 Volume one premieres on May 27 on Netflix, a special treat awaits fans. FORECAST RAIN MAX 41°C | MIN 29°C | YESTERDAY MAX 43°C | MIN 29°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:16 PM PAGE 3 OLIVIA RODRIGO, DRAKE TAKE HOME TOP HONOURS The Billboard Music Awards returned to Las Vegas for its 2022 edition, delivering a star-studded evening. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:29 AM TUESDAY | 17 MAY 2022 | LUDHIANA YOGA MAHOTSAV CELEBRATIONS FOR 100 DAYS AYUSH Ministry holds 63rd event in city Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 16 The Union Ministry of AYUSH organised its 63rd event of the Yoga Mahotsav celebrations at Nehru Rose Garden in the city today. The ministry is celebrating Yoga Mahotsav in 100 cities for 100 days through 100 institutions. It started on March 13 and will conclude on June 21 on the International Day of Yoga. Various yoga institutions and NGOs of the city, like Everest Yoga Institute, Patanjali Yog Samiti, Bhartiya Yog Sansthan, Small Ideas Great Ideas, Vivekananda Trust, Ludhiana Photography Club and Punjab Runners, participated in the event with more than 500 volunteers. The objective of the series and the event in Ludhiana is to give a wider promotion and publicity to various dimen- INBRIEF FOUR NABBED WITH NARCOTICS Ludhiana: The police have arrested Rohit Kumar, resident of Noorwala Road, from the Basant Vihar area on Sunday with 600 gm of opium. He has been booked under Sections 18, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. Two other drug runners, identified as Sandeep Kumar and Mahadev Singh, both residents of New Samrat Colony, were nabbed from Lohara village on Sunday. The duo were stopped on suspicion and their search led to the seizure of 5.3 gm of heroin. They have been booked under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. Another drug trafficker Tarun, resident of Jawahar Nagar Camp, was arrested near Golden Birds Hotel on General Bus Stand Road with 8 gm of heroin while he was going to supply contraband to his customers. A case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against him and his scooter has also been impounded. OC Residents participate in the 63rd event of the Yoga Mahotsav celebrations at Nehru Rose Garden in Ludhiana on Monday. PHOTOS: ASHWANI DHIMAN sions of yoga and its benefits to maintain good physical, mental and spiritual health. These 100-day series is dedicated to good health, well-being, and world peace. Thereafter series of such events will be conducted in other cities of Punjab as well. Krishan Lal Gutpa of the Patanjali Yoga Samiti along with other professional trainers conducted various ‘asanas’ as per the common yoga protocol and updated the participants on direct benefits of yoga. Anil Bharti from the Vivekananda Trust highlighted the importance of PAGE 4 meditation for good health and invited the participants to experience meditation at Pyramid Meditation Centre, Ludhiana. Factory worker held for sodomising, killing child Our Correspondent Ludhiana, May 16 A factory worker, Ajay Kumar, resident of Chitti Colony, Bhattian, has been arrested by the police and booked under Sections 302 and 377 of the IPC and Section 4 of the POCSO Act for allegedly sodomising and killing a fourand-a-half-year-old child, Raunak Mandal, on Sunday on the premises of a hosiery factory in Bhattian village on the outskirts of the city. In a report lodged with the police, Rahul Kumar, an employee in Kapoor Woollen Mill, Bhattian, and residing in labour quarters of the factory, said Ajay Kumar, whom he considered a friend, had asked him to give keys of his quarter as he wanted to rest for a while. “I gave keys to my nephew Raunak and told him to give the same to Ajay Kumar. When my nephew did not return for three hours, I along with Raunak’s mother Malti Devi went to search for him. We saw Raunak lying dead under a pile of knitted fabrics. Ajay had sodomised the child and then strangulated him,” said the complainant. The police arrested the accused and further interrogation is on. Neighbour arrested for raping minor girl Pawan Kumar, resident of Baba Makhan Singh Nagar on Daba Road, was arrested and booked under Sections 376 and 504 of the IPC and Section 4 of the POCSO Act for allegedly raping a six-yearold girl residing in the neighbourhood. In a complaint to the police, father of the victim said his daughter was complaining of pain in her private parts. He said on being questioned the girl told him that the Pawan had forcibly taken her to his room when she was playing in the street and raped her. The police have arrested the accused. MLA inaugurates Shivpuri BJP takes out candlelight march road construction work against Sikhs’ killings in Pakistan Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 16 The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation started reconstruction of the Shivpuri main road from Tutian Wala Mandir to the Buddha Nullah. MLA from the Ludhiana Central constituency Ashok Parashar Pappi inaugurated the project work to construct the road falling in the Ward 59 and 85. He said the estimated cost of the road work was around Rs 78 lakh. He said the road would further connect to the area of Ward 86 and 88 of the city and the construction of the road would be of great benefit to the residents of Ludhiana. Also present on the occasion were Prabhjot Kaur Bhola, councillor from Ward 59, and Rakesh Parashar, councillor from Ward 64. Ashok Parashar said it was a long-standing MLA Ashok Parashar Pappi inaugurates construction work on the Shivpuri main road in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA demand of the people of the area for the construction of the road, which has been met. He said any work of any councillor in the Ludhiana Central constituency is being done by him on a priority basis and he would do it in the future too. He asked the officials of the Municipal Corporation to improve the cleanliness of the city by all means and also appealed to the people of the city to cooperate with the Municipal Corporation in this work. Ludhiana, May 16 Activists of the BJP, under the leadership of party district president Pushpendra Singhal, held a candlelight march on the killings of Sikhs in Pakistan. Singhal and Gurdip Singh Gosha, Punjab BJP spokesperson, said minorities in Pakistan are not safe at all. After India’s Independence, Sikh and Hindu minorities were 23 per cent in Pakistan but today it is only 2 per cent. Whereas in India, the Muslim population was 3 per cent, which today is about 22 per cent. Intellectuals should now tell where minorities are safe — India or Pakistan? In Pakistan, reports are there on killings of Hindus and Sikhs, sometimes there are attacks on temples and gurdwaras. BJP leaders and workers take out a candlelight march in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN “Why are Gurpatwant Pannu and Gopal Chawla silent on the incident? It seems they are aided by Pakistan,” said Gosha and Singhal. BJP workers exhorted Pakistan to stop the killings of innocent minorities, find Sikh killers soon and ensure the safety of places of wor- ship and minorities. They paid tributes to the deceased Sikhs by lighting candles. The march was held from GMD Mall to Jagraon Bridge. Two fresh cases in district Muslim community to establish Habib Girls College No restriction on dress, students will have freedom to wear hijab, turban, tilak: Shahi Imam Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 16 Two persons tested positive for Covid, while no death due to the disease was reported in the district today. A total of 1,09,913 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 97.90 per cent in the district today. There were 25 active cases in the district and 24 patients were asked to isolate themselves at their homes by the Health Department. At present one Covid patient is admitted to a hospital in Ludhiana. Till date, a total of 35,50,922 samples for Covid test have been taken, of which 34,26,242 were found negative. A girl gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Samples of 1,982 suspected Covid patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly. COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 35,50,922 1,09,913 25 2 2,280 For info Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276 Ludhiana, May 16 The Muslim community is going to establish Habib Girls College soon wherein there would be no restriction on dress of the girls of any religion. This was announced by Shahi Imam, Punjab, Maulana Mohammad Usman Rehmani Ludhianavi at Jama Masjid here today. The Shahi Imam said the Muslim community of Ludhiana will soon set up Habib Girls College in Ludhiana for the daughters of the country. He said the college was the dream of the late Shahi Imam of Punjab Maulana Habib Ur Rehman Sani Ludhianvi and the institute is dedicated to him. Shahi Imam Maulana Mohammad Usman Rehmani Ludhianavi in a press conference here today said space has been finalised c m y b The Punjab Shahi Imam addresses a press conference at Jama Masjid in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA for Habib Girls College. Once the campus design is finalised, the construction work would be started soon. The founding ceremony of the college will be held on September 10, he added. The Shahi Imam said this would be a general college in which needy girls of all religions would be given free education. Answering a question, the Shahi Imam said while studying in the college, the Muslim girls will have the freedom to wear hijab, Sikh girls will have the freedom to wear turban and Hindu girls will have the freedom to wear tilak. No restriction will be imposed on any girl regarding dress, he said. He said Habib Girls College will offer MA, BA and other degree courses. He said the worshipers of all the mosques in the city and the state would contribute to the construction of the magnificent building of the college. The Shahi Imam said an advisory board of intellectuals, entrepreneurs, bureaucrats and religious scholars is being formed for the guidance of Habib Girls College. The college would have a hostel facility too.
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