03062022-LT-01.qxd 6/3/2022 12:38 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE WITH 22 DEATHS, SAHNEWAL BRIDGE DEADLIEST BLACK SPOT PAGE 2 With a severity score of 184, the killer spot claimed 22 lives in 23 road mishaps in the past three years. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF SPEEDING CANTER CRUSHES ELDERLY Ludhiana: A speeding and rashly driven canter (bearing registration no. PB10FF9562) of Verka milk agency killed an elderly man on the Kakowal road on Thursday morning. He has been identified as Ramesh Kumar (64) of Gagandeep colony mohalla. Mukesh Puri, the deceased’s son, said the incident occurred at around 5.30 am when his father was having a morning walk on the Kakowal road. He was hit by a canter from the rear. He died on the spot due to serious head injuries. The canter driver fled the spot. “I was also walking on the Kakowal road when the accident occurred. Afterwards, I informed the police and got registered a case against the canter driver, Munshi, of UP,” he said. Jodhewal SHO Gurmukh Singh said the canter driver had fled the spot. A case has been registered. TNS BHINDRANWALE’S POSTER TORN Ludhiana: The Jagraon police have registered a case against unknown persons for damaging a poster of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in Jagraon. A case under Section 295 A, IPC, has been registered. Complainant Satnam Singh, president of Taruna Dal, in a complaint to the police said a poster of Bhindranwale was pasted at the Kamal chowk in Jagraon a few days ago. It was put up in connection with his birth anniversary. On May 31, they came to know that somebody torn the poster. He said he lodged a complaint following which, the police registered a case on Wednesday. TNS GANGSTER MOTA ATTACKED IN JAIL Ludhiana: A gangster, Shubham Arora, alias Mota, was attacked in a jail by members of another gang on Thursday. He was taken to the Civil Hospital where his condition was stated to be out of danger. He had arguments with his rival gang members, following which he was attacked by around 12 jail inmates. Shubham was attacked with some sharp object and he suffered injuries on his head and other body parts. Later, senior police officials of the Ludhiana police rushed to the jail. The officials said a case would be registered after recording the statement of the injured. He was shifted to the jail after treatment. TNS JURY SIDES WITH DEPP IN LIBEL CASE, AWARDS HIM $10.35 M Singer Arijit Singh is set to make a rare appearance on Star Plus’ musical show Naam Reh Jayegaa this Sunday. MAX 42°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 43°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:26 PM PAGE 4 The jury sided with Johnny Depp in his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard awarding the actor $10 million. SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:23 AM FRIDAY | 3 JUNE 2022 | LUDHIANA No student from dist in Security up in city ahead of Op Bluestar anniversary top three state positions Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Over 51 dist students make it to merit list, most belong to pvt schools PSEB CLASS VIII RESULTS Shivanii Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 2 The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has declared the Class VIII exam results today. Though over 51 students from the district have made it to the merit list, none of the students from Ludhiana could make it to top three positions in the state. Of the 51 students who make it to the merit list, 48 are from private schools and only three are from government schools. Shivani Kumari of RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, and Jasmine Khurana of Sanmati Vimal Jain Senior Secondary Public School, Jagraon, scored 593 out of 600 marks (98.83 per cent). They are the highest scorers from the district. Shallu Singh of RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, and Aditya Kumar Pal of SGD Grammar Senior Secondary School scored 592 marks with 98.6 Students, who secured their berth in the merit list, celebrate their success at RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, in Ludhiana on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN SHIVANI KUMARI, JASMINE KHURANA DIST TOPPERS Shivani Kumari of RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, and Jasmine Khurana of Sanmati Vimal Jain Senior Secondary Public School, Jagraon, scored 593 out of 600 marks (98.83 per cent). They are the highest scorers from the district. per cent. Harjot Kaur from Cambridge Model Senior Secondary School and Soni of SGD Grammar Senior Secondary School, Dhandhari Kalan, scored 591 marks with 98.50 per cent. Most of the students from private schools in the merit list are from RS Model Senior Secondary School, Sanmati Vimal Jain Senior Secondary School, BCM Senior Secondary School, Jamalpur, Three fresh Covid cases in dist Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 2 Three fresh cases of Covid were reported while no person died due to the virus in the district on Thursday. A total of 1,09,951 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-19 patients was 97.91 per cent today and there were 16 active cases in the district. The patients were told to isolate themselves at their homes by the Health Department authorities. At present, no Covid patient is admitted to any hospital in Ludhiana. Till date, a total of 36,01,539 samples have A girl gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE 36,01,539 1,09,951 16 DEATHS 2,280 For any information related to Covid Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276 been taken for Covid-19 testing, of which 34,76,819 samples were found negative in the district. Samples of 3,018 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly. 35 sewer connections of vehras snapped Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 2 The Municipal Corporation on Thursday disconnected 35 illegal sewer connections of vehras in MC’s Zone B, Zone C and Zone D areas. MC’s Superintending Engineer Rajinder Singh said sewer connections of eight more vehras had been disconnected at Durga Colony today. The MC had snapped 11 such connections in the same area yesterday. He said the civic body disconnected sewer connections of seven vehras in Subash Nagar and five connections in Bhagat Singh Colony in the jurisdiction of MC’s Zone B. MC’s Additional Commissioner Rishipal Singh also inspected the ongoing drive to check the sewerage connections of vehras. According to information, a PAGE 3 ARIJIT SINGH SET TO MAKE A RARE TV SHOW APPEARANCE MC workers snap a sewer connection of a vehra in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO large number of migrant labourers stay in rented rooms in such vehras. The sanitary conditions at most vehras are not good. But, the labourers commonly prefer to stay there as they can’t afford to pay for better accommodation. MC’s Superintending Engineer Ravinder Garg said 11 sewerage connections of vehras were disconnected at Shanti Nagar in Zone C today. Besides, five sewer connections of vehras at Punjabi Bagh in Zone D were also snapped. Meanwhile, the MC disconnected illegal sewerage connection of a colony in Ward 29. c m y b Cambridge School and Teja Singh Sutantar School, besides other schools. The three government schools from which one student each could make it to the merit are Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Macchiwara, Government Model Senior Secondary School, cemetery road, and Government Senior Secondary Smart School, PAU. Continued on page 2 Ludhiana, June 2 Ahead of Operation Blue Star anniversary, also known as ‘Ghallughara Divas’, on June 6, security has been beefed up in Ludhiana. The Ludhiana police have got two Companies of the Border Security Force (BSF), a company of Special Operation Group (SOG), a team of Anti-Riot Police (ARP) and a Reserve Battalion to ensure that no law and order problem should arise in the city. Commissioner of Police (CP) Kaustubh Sharma told The Tribune that all entry and exit points of the city had been sealed. Vehicles and suspicious persons entering the city were being checked and frisked to ensure that no anti-social elements become successful in their nefarious plans. “All senior officials have been told to ensure patrolling and supervision in their areas. I have also been visiting vulnerable areas and some religious places. I have also been talking to different communities and they have agreed that they would not create any law and order problem, ”Dr Sharma said. The CP cleared that nobody Paramilitary jawans, along with police personnel, hold a flag march in Ludhiana on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN SECURITY OF PERSONS UNDER THREAT RESTORED: CP Commissioner of Police Kaustubh Sharma confirmed that after verifying the threat perception, security of some city-based persons, including politicians, religious heads and Hindu leaders, that was recently curtailed has now been restored. had been allowed to carry out any march and no one would be allowed to take law into their hands. He said he was in touch with the MC authorities to remove posters or banners related to Khalistanis, if any, put up in the city. Meanwhile, flag marches was conducted by the police at several places. ACP Central Harsimrat Chetra said the old city area had some vulnerable points and strict checking was being conducted there. “We have restored security of some persons whose security was recently with- drawn. On the basis of intelligence inputs, some new protectees have also given security,” the CP said. The CP withheld the names of persons. Red alert nakas set up DCP (Law and Order) Saumya Mishra said red alert nakas had been set up in the city where police personnel with sophisticated weapons would remain present. ACP rank officer would also spend a considerable time at the nakas that were set up at strategic places in the city. Continued on page 2
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