01062022-LT-01.qxd 6/1/2022 12:45 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE 91 BLACK SPOTS CLAIMED 524 LIVES IN THREE YEARS PAGE 2 While 343 persons sustained serious injuries, 132 were left with minor wounds from 2016 to 2018. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY Two held with ganja, opium WHEN KAMYA FORGOT ENVELOPE WITH ~1L AT A PANIPURI STALL PAGE 3 The actress said she was too engrossed in eating & clicking pics that she forgot to pick up the envelope when she left. MAX 42°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 42°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:25 PM POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 8am to 5 pm: Kalian Nagar, Bajwa Nagar, New Bajwa Nagar, Circular Road, Ghati Balmik, Kila Mohalla, RN Oswal Street, Subhash Nagar, Dhai Marla Colony, Ram Gali, Adarsh Gali, Krishna Gali, Surinder Nagar, Veer Nagar, Valabh Colony, New Valmik Colony, Daresi Road, Bandian Mohalla, Kathehara, Naughara, Sarafa Bazaar, Dal Bazaar, Chawal Bazaar, Adian Fala, Lalu Mal Gali, Kucha Pandit Beli Ram, Purana Bazaar, Vakeelna Mohalla, Saida Chowk, Mohalla Fatehgarh, Lav Kush Nagar, Sohan Singh Nagar, Gandhi Nagar gali no. 1 to 6, 13,14,15,16, Basant Nagar, Jain Nagar, Ghumiara Gali, Shiv Puri, Bank Colony, Chaura Bazaar, Chauri Sarak, Iqbal Ganj, Old Madhopuri, Iqbal Ganj, Khawaja Kothi Chowk, Khud Mohalla, Rupa Mistri Gali, Gulchaman Gali, Shiwala Road , Islamia School Road, Harbanspura, Gaushalla Road, Kashmir Nagar, Caliber Plaza, BSNL, Arya Mohalla, Arya School Road, Deepak Cinema Road, Domoria Pull, Purani Sabji Mandi, Nali Mohala, Kapoor Market, Mata Rani Road, Bhadour House, Court Road, Niggar Mandi, Ghanta Ghar, Shoe Market, GTB Market, Vikas Nagar, Kamla Nehru Market, Mandi Kesar Ganj, Rehmat Ulla Road, Neem Chowk, Nizam Road, Ghora Gali, Machine Market, Naulakha Road, Rekhi Chowk, railway station, JMD Mall, Jagraon bridge, bearing market, tyre market, Machi Market, Lakkar Bazaar and Sukhram Nagar. 9 am to 6 pm: Chowni Mohalla, Manna Singh Nagar, Pink Vihar, Sabzi Mandi, Nanak Nagar, Peeru Banda Mohalla, Salem Tabri, Netaji Nagar, Jalandhar Bypass Chowk, Bhagat Singh Colony, Royal City, Greenland, Bhaura, Silver Kunj, Dana Mandi, Karabara Road, Nehru Vihar and Vijay Nagar. PAGE 4 A sequel to the British TV show and movie, Downton Abbey 2 is all set to hit the theatres in India on June 3. SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:23 AM Manage waste at dairy complexes, MC Commissioner tells officials WEDNESDAY | 1 JUNE 2022 | LUDHIANA Learning from SA, civic body tofocus on saving water in city Team from state returns after attending exchange programme Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 31 The Khanna police have arrested two persons and recovered ganja and opium from their possession in separate cases. In the first incident, the Khanna city police nabbed a man and recovered 20.5 kg of ganja from him on Monday evening. The suspect was identified as Khursheed Ansari of Uttar Pradesh. A case was registered against the suspect under the NDPS Act. Khanna SSP Ravi Kumar in a statement issued said acting on a tip-off, a naka was laid on the railway road chowk where the suspect was stopped for checking. During checking of his belongings, ganja was seized. During preliminary investigation, Ansari said he was on the way to deliver a consignment of drugs to his clients. The suspect also admitted that he used to bring drugs from some big smugglers in the neighbouring states, the SSP said. He said now, a police remand of the suspect would be sought from court to investigate his links. In another case, the Khanna police today nabbed a person, identified as Gudu Lal Gujjar, a resident of Rajasthan, and seized one kg of opium. The suspect was arrested during a routine checking at Madiala village in Khanna. He was going to deliver narcotics to his clients. A case was registered against him on Tuesday. SIMON CURTIS OPENS UP ON DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal and officials during a meeting on the prevention of pollution in Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 31 MC Commissioner, Ludhiana, Shena Aggarwal on Tuesday held a meeting on the prevention of pollution in the Buddha Nullah. Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board Chief Engineer Daljit Singh, Executive Engineer GP Singh, and MC’s Superintending Engineers Rajinder Singh and Ravinder Garg were among those others present. The main focus was on the discussion over the management of dung and polluted water in dairy complexes located on Hambran Road and Tajpur Road. They also discussed measures that were required to be taken for the management of waste BUDDHA NULLAH REJUVENATION PROJECT REVIEWED MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal and other officials concerned reviewed the ongoing ~650-crore Rejuvenation of Buddha Nullah project. The Commissioner said 47 per cent of the work on the project had been done. being generated at gaushalas in selected areas. They also reviewed the ongoing Rs 650-crore Rejuvenation of Buddha Nullah project. The Commissioner said 47 per cent of the work on the project had been done. Shena Aggarwal said the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) should run the biogas plant properly for the management of dung in the dairy complexes and complete the process of setting up a new plant on Tajpur Road in a timely manner. Officials of the Sewerage Board were directed to complete the work of installing Now, complain against illegal mining, stubble burning on helpline Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 31 For the redressal of complaints related to illegal mining, open bores, environmental pollution, stubble burning, traffic-related problems, illegal encroachments on government properties, de-addiction centres, travel agents, etc, the district administration has started a helpline number. Through the WhatsApp helpline number 79735-30515, residents can submit their complaints. In a press statement issued here today, Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik said through the helpline number 79735-30515 (only WhatsApp), city resi- A huge amount of waste from dairy complexes in the city is being dumped into Buddha Nullah. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN dents can submit their complaints related to illegal mining, environmental pollution, stubble burning, traffic woes, encroachments on government properties, etc. She said the helpline number would remain operational 24x7 and dedicated staff had been deputed to ensure that all complaints received on the helpline were dealt with on time. She said earlier, different officials used to receive the complaints, due to which sometimes, these could not be redressed on time, but now, residents could submit their complaints on the dedicated helpline number. She also assured to redress complaints of all residents. effluent treatment plants at the dairy complexes on Hambran Road and Tajpur Road and also to submit a proposal regarding the management of dung. MLA plans beautification, walking track along nullah MLA Madan Lal Bagga conducted a meeting with MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal and other officials concerned regarding the Buddha Nullah at the Zone D office of the MC on Tuesday. Bagga said a project would be proposed to beautify the area along the nullah. He asked the officials to prepare an estimate to make a walking track in around 600-m area along the nullah between the railway crossing and a bridge near Chand Cinema. He asked the officials to make an estimate in this regard. During the meeting, the MLA raised an important issue related to the ongoing installation of a fence along the nullah. He said there were gaps between the fence base and earth’s surface. Through such gaps, waste was being dumped in the nullah. He instructed the officials to get such gaps filled. Meanwhile, the MC Commissioner asked the officials concerned to make a report to start the plantation of saplings soon in the area along the nullah. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 31 Members of the Sewer men Safai Karamchari Sangharsh Committee on Tuesday staged a protest outside the MC’s Zone A office building against a resolution for recruitment of new contractual staff, including safai karamcharis and sewer men, on an outsourcing basis. They demanded from the MC and government that services of the existing contractual sewer men, safai karamcharis, beldars, drivers and gardeners must be regularised at the earliest. They submitted a memorandum to the Mayor in this regard. MC councillor Chaudhary Yashpal, who took part in the protest, said before the Members of the Sewer men Safai Karamchari Sangharsh Committee protest in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA A boy gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA 35,95,762 1,09,948 19 1 DEATHS 2,280 For any information related to Covid Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276 ment, regulation and sport, municipal borrowings, revenue enhancement and property tax. They also learned about informal settlements, solid waste plant and water pressure management systems in cities of South Africa. MC to install water meters on a trial basis in city MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal said the civic body was going to install water meters on around 10,000 properties on a trial basis soon to collect information regarding water usage. It is learnt that a proposal in this regard would be presented before the MC House. Notably, a proposal to instal water meters in the city was opposed in the MC House in the past. Many councillors of different political parties had opposed such a proposal. 35,95,762 samples have been taken, of which 34,71,047 samples were found negative. Samples of 3,054 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly. c m y b tion was anti-employees. They said sanitary supervisors be recruited on the basis of seniority and experience. They sought that employees who were working with a private firm that handles solid waste management in the city be recruited in the civic body. Moreover, the probation period for regularising the jobs of the contractual workers should be reduced from three years to one year. In case, any contractual sewer man or safai karamchari (working on DC rates) dies while on duty, a job must be provided to a family member of the deceased employee on compassionate grounds. The union members said if their demands were not met within 15 days, they would intensify their agitation. Assembly elections held this year, the then Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi had given letters to regularise contractual employees. But, the fact is that the jobs of con- tractual sewer men and safai karamcharis had not been regularised till date, he said. The protesters demanded from the MC to cancel the resolution that was recently Peddler held with 432 gm of heroin Speeding truck crushes college student to death Man booked after minor son caught driving car Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 31 A BCom student was crushed to death in Khanna on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Robinpreet Singh of Majri Rasulra village, near Khanna. He was a student of AS College, Khanna. The incident occurred this morning when the youth was going to college. As per victim’s friend Swastik Kalia, Robinpreet was riding a motorcycle ahead of him. A car hit the deceased’s motorcycle from the front side and he fell on the road, following which a speeding truck crushed him. He said Robinpreet died on Ludhiana, May 31 The Ladhowal police yesterday registered a case against a man under the Motor Vehicles Act. The FIR was registered against him for allowing his underage son to drive a car. The suspect has been identified as Ashwani Narula, a resident of Upkar Nagar. Investigating officer in the case ASI Bikramjit Singh said yesterday he was present at a naka where a routine checking of vehicles was being conducted. A Maruti Swift car (bearing registration no. PB10C Z 2979) was stopped for checking. continued on page 2 Tribune News Service SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE take action against those who were found wasting water here. As the MC is supposed to launch its 24x7 surface water supply (through the Sidhwan canal) project, funded by World Bank, soon, the officials learnt about the surface water supply system in South Africa. During the five-day programme, the World Bank and the South African administration held events based on various topics such as urban management, water service delivery, municipal finance, intergovernmental fiscal transfers and climate change in South African cities of Pretoria and Cape Town. The team from Punjab was briefed on the new research on these topics, said Ravinder Garg. It also studied about Mbombela and Cape Town’s water supply system, water sector institutional arrange- Oppose resolution for recruitment of new contractual employees on outsourcing basis Tribune News Service COVID-19 FIGURES Officials from the state during a recent visit to South Africa. Sanitation workers protest, seek regular jobs 3 more found infected in district Ludhiana, May 31 Three fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported while no person died due to the virus in the district today. A total of 1,09,948 persons have tested positive for the virus since March 2020 while 2,280 persons from the district have succumbed to the virus so far. The recovery rate of Covid patients was 97.91 per cent and there were 19 active cases in the district on Tuesday. The patients were told 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 Ludhiana, May 31 After attending seminars/events under the Technical Knowledge Exchange Programme in South Africa recently, Municipal Corporation Commissioner Shena Aggarwal here on Tuesday said the civic body would focus on saving water in the city. She said the MC would also run awareness campaigns to save water in the city soon. A team from Punjab, including MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal and Superintending Engineer Ravinder Garg, visited South Africa from May 23 to 27. Aggarwal shared information that how a city in South Africa recovered from drought. That city was badly hit by drought a few years ago. Aggarwal said South Africa took special measures to save water. Water meters had been installed there to control the use of water. Moreover, water tariff was much higher in South African cities as compared to the tariff in Ludhiana. She said the MC, Ludhiana, would soon take concrete measures for saving water. Awareness campaigns would be run in the city, making an appeal to residents to save water. The civic body would Ludhiana, May 31 The STF wing of Ludhiana nabbed a smuggler and recovered 432 gram of heroin from his possession. The accused has been identified as Rohit (27) of Peeru Banda. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against him. STF in-charge, Ludhiana, inspector Harbans Singh said a tip-off was received that the accused was into the heroin smuggling trade and he was on the way to deliver drugs to his clients. Accordingly, a naka was laid at Sandhu Nagar where a Hyundai Verna car (bearing registration no. PB10D M 7700) was stopped for checking. During the search, heroin was seized from the car. approved by the Finance and Contract Committee of the MC for recruiting new sewer men and safai karamcharis on an outsourcing basis. They said the resolu- the spot. The truck driver and the person who was driving the car fled the spot after the mishap. He informed the police about the accident. Khanna SHO SI Bhinder Singh said the incident occured due to the negligence of the car driver who first hit the victim’s motorcycle. CCTV cameras were being checked to identify the car and it’s driver. As of now, a case of causing death by negligence was registered against the unidentified car driver.
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