10062022-LT-01.qxd 6/10/2022 12:45 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE DIRECT SEEDING OF RICE YET TO PICK UP PACE IN DISTRICT The acute shortage of power and water are the main reasons for the poor response to the DSR technique. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MAN RUN OVER BY TRUCK, DRIVER HELD Ludhiana: The police have arrested a truck driver, Harpal Singh, a resident of Gaggowal village in Amritsar district, for reckless driving which led to the death of a pedestrian here on Wednesday. He has been booked under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC. In a report lodged with the police, Raj Kumar, a resident of New Kehar Singh Nagar, Haibowal, said he along with his brother-in-law Mahesh Kumar (42) were getting their scooter repaired from a mechanic in Mian Bazaar of Haibowal. “As Mahesh was going across the road to purchase some spare parts for the scooter from a shop, he was hit by the speeding truck, sustained grievous injuries and died on the spot,” he told the police. OC POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10am to 3pm: Sarabha Nagar G, H, I and K blocks and Durga Mata Mandir. 10am to 5pm: Sanyas Nagar, Bajrang Vihar, Vivek Dham, Noorwala Road, Dashmeshpuri, Basant Vihar and adjoining areas. 10am to 6pm: Industry Area-A Textile Colony. Six arrested with narcotics Our Correspondent Ludhiana, June 9 The police have arrested three members of a family, including two women, and three other drug peddlers with contraband in from various places in the city separate incidents on Wednesday. Three persons of a family – Rajvir Singh, his wife Paramjit Kaur and sister Jasvir Kaur, residents of Basti Abdullapur, were nabbed from the Dhuri Line area while the trio were going in an Toyota Innova Car (bearing registration no. PB 10EJ 4777) to deliver drugs to their customers. The police have seized 25 gm of heroin and Rs 2.5-lakh drug money from the suspects, who have been booked under Sections 21, 29, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. The police nabbed two persons, Hardeep Singh, a resident of New Shimlapuri, and Balwinder Singh, a resident of Jammu Colony, from near Cremation Ground, Dugri, with 95 gm of heroin while the duo was commuting in a Maruti Baleno car (PB 10FN 5422). The suspects have been booked under Sections 21, 29, 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Sukhjinder Singh, a resident of Upplan village, was arrested from Katani Khurd village and 38 gm of psychotropic substance was seized from his possession. The suspect has been booked under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act PAGE 2 MANIESH PAUL TO LEAD A WEB SHOW DIRECTED BY SRIVASTAV PAGE 3 The actor will be playing lead in the show by Raktanchal-fame Ritam Srivastav & the shooting will begin in Nainital soon. MAX 44°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 45°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:29 PM Will spread awareness among drivers of heavy vehicles, act tough against violators Our Correspondent A cop challans a trucker for a traffic violation in Ludhiana. used to park their vehicles anywhere by the road side, thereby blocking part of the road and causing obstruction in the smooth flow of traffic. “We have given strict instructions to traffic police personnel to initially make bus drivers aware about not to park their vehicles any- where near busy intersections to pick up or drop passengers. Truck drivers would be asked not to park vehicles on the wrong side or along the road,” he said, adding that instructions had been issued to deal sternly with offenders and come down heavily upon second and sub- sequent violation of traffic rules. The ACP said private buses operating on inter-state routes without valid permits were also under the scanner and several buses were challaned during the past couple of days for operating without valid documents. Seeking cooperation of road users, especially drivers of private and public transport vehicles, he said the proposed action plan for better traffic management could succeed only if the public extend their full support to traffic police personnel. “All road signs, particularly those for diversions due to road repair or any other reason as well as traffic rules must be followed scrupulously so that valuable human lives could be saved in accidents,” he said. PAGE 4 Prime Video has released the official trailer of its highly anticipated series The Terminal List, starring Chris Pratt. SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:22 AM City police action plan to better traffic management Ludhiana, June 9 In the wake of blatant violations of traffic rules and chaotic conditions prevailing on most of the major roads in the city, including national highways (passing through the city), the police have evolved an action plan to improve the traffic management, with special focus on creating awareness among drivers of heavy vehicles and also punitive action against violators. Stating this, ACP (Traffic-2) Karnail Singh told The Tribune that though issuing challans for violations of traffic rules was an ongoing process, it was being perceived that specifically drivers of heavy vehicles, including trucks, private and government buses, were PRATT’S SERIES THE TERMINAL LIST SET TO RELEASE ON JULY 1 FRIDAY | 10 JUNE 2022 | LUDHIANA 7 of thieves’ gang nabbed Stolen items recovered; 2 mobiles snatched from two victims Our Correspondent Ludhiana, June 9 The police have arrested seven thieves and have made a recovery of stolen material from them while two mobile phones were snatched from victims in separate incidents in the city on Wednesday. During the past 48 hours, a mini-truck, a canter and three motorcycles were reported stolen from various parts of the city. A police party deployed at Phase V in Focal Point intercepted a gang of seven thieves on a tip-off that they were involved in several cases of thefts from factories in the area. The suspects used to take away stolen goods on a motorcycle (bearing registration no. PB 10BK 9756) and an e-rickshaw. The recovery made from the spot included 50 kg of U-bolts, 10 pieces of clamps, 50 kg of washers and other material. The suspects were identified as Parkash Kumar, Deerka Parki, Dalip Kumar, Raj Kumar, all residents of Focal Point, Mintu Yadav, a resident of Prem Nagar, Dhandari Khurd, Rahul Rajbhar, a resident of Deep Nagar, Sherpur, and Beeru, residents of Giaspura. The police have registered a case under Sections 379 and 411. Ravinder Kumar, a resident of Palam City, Kohara, and his friend Shubham Thakur lost their mobile phones to seven unidentified miscreants in Sector 39. In a complaint lodged with the police yesterday, Ravinder said he and his friend were standing on the road outside a park when a youth approached him and asked for his mobile phone on the pretext of making an emergency call. He said as he was about to ask him to return his mobile phone, six more persons reached the place, they snatched the mobile phones from him and his friend by threatening them with a sword and a pistol and fled the spot. The police have registered a case under Sections 378B(2) and 34 of the IPC. Five vehicles stolen from city areas A Mitsubishi canter truck (bearing registration no. PB 10DA 1698) parked outside a factory, Garg Furnace Limited, in Kanganwal was reported stolen on the intervening night of June 7 and 8 while an Ace mini-truck (PB 10FV 5615) was stolen from EWS Colony on Tajpur Road. Meanwhile, three motorcycles – a Bajaj Platina (PB 91P 1075) from outside Gurdwara Pheruman, a Hero Honda (PB 10CY 3222) from Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar and a motorcycle (PB 10EZ 4092) from street adjoining Friends Regency Hotel — were also reported stolen. The police have registered cases under Section 379 of the IPC. Panic grips residents as fire breaks out in flats Peddler held with 363 gm of heroin BRS NAGAR Our Correspondent Ludhiana, June 9 Panic gripped the entire area around HIG flats in Bhai Randhir Singh (BRS) Nagar as fire broke out in two flats on the top floor of a building late this evening. Residents of the building said they heard a blast before the fire that broke out in the flat. Residents of the multistorey housing complex of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust and surrounding areas gathered in the open and they returned to their houses after two hours when the fire was controlled. Eight fire tenders of municipal fire brigade were pressed into service and the tenders did their best to control the fire from further spreading it into adjoining flats and caus- Firemen try to douse the flames in two HIG flats; and (right) residents gather on a road after the incident in BRS Nagar. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN ing more damage. According to fire officials, simultaneous blast of an AC LIT all set for draw of lots for allotment of flats on June 16 ATAL APARTMENTS Our Correspondent Ludhiana, June 9 The Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) is all set to conduct a draw of lots for allotment of 336 high income group (HIG) and 240 middle income group (MIG) flats in its first high-rise housing scheme — Atal Apartments, proposed to be constructed in Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar on Pahkowal Road here. LIT Land Acquisition Collector (LAC) Neetu Katyal today reviewed final arrangements for the event, scheduled to be held on June 16 at Nehru Siddhant Kendra, with senior officials of the Trust. She said on the directions of Deputy Commissionercum-LIT Chairperson Surabhi Malik, the final list of eligible applicants had been uploaded on the Trust’s official website (www.ludhianaimprovementtrust.org) and had also been put on the notice board, for the convenience of applicants. Katyal asserted that draw of lots would be held in a free, fair and transparent manner and in the presence of eligible applicants as well as the public. “Arrangements have been made for live webcasting of the event for which the link would also be shared with the public soon. Live streaming has been planned in view of the prevailing heat wave and Covid-19 situations,” she said. The LAC said the housing project would come up on land measuring 8.8 acres and would have all modern facilities, including the community centre, swimming pool, gymnasium, small commercial centre, and parking lot for residents and visitors, among others. ered from the glove compartment. A case under Section 21 of the NDPS ACt has been registered against him at the STF police station in Mohali. According to investigating officials, the accused had told during preliminary interrogation that he, himself an addict, had been working as a truck driver for the past about 10 years and had been dealing in drugs for three years. The STF had produced the drug-peddler in a local court and had obtained police custody for interrogation. — OC compressor and an LPG cylinder sparked off the blaze in two flats on the top floor. Fortunately, there was no loss of life but extensive damage was caused to fur- Covid: Four more found infected GADVASU students polish shoes, sell lemon soda to mark their protest Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 9 Four fresh cases of Covid19 have been reported from Ludhiana district on Wednesday. There were 21 active cases of the virus today. Civil Surgeon SP Singh said 1,09,972 positive cases from the district and 14,771 positive cases from other districts or states had been reported here since March 2020. He said the virus had claimed the lives of 2,282 patients from Ludhiana district. Besides, 1,126 patients from other districts or states have died of the virus here so far, according to the Civil Surgeon. COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE 36,20,261 1,09,972 21 1 DEATHS 2,282 For any information related to Covid Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276 c m y b niture, fixture, furnishing, household items in the two affected flats. Ludhiana, June 9 A team of the Special Task Force (STF), headed by Inspector Harbans Singh, incharge Ludhiana Range, arrested Randhir Singh, alias Rana, a resident of Machian village, in Hoshiarpur district, and at present residing in Mohalla Ramandeep Nagar, Bhammian Kalan and recovered 363 gm of heroin from his possession. STF officials said a trap was laid on the basis of a tip-off about the movement of the drug runner from a house in Akal Sahai Nagar in Mundian Kalan and the accused was nabbed while going for drug delivery on a TVS Jupiter scooter (PB 10EQ 9290). On search of the accused and his two-wheeler, a packet of heroin was recov- Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 9 As the state government has not yet met their demand of increase in stipend, students of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) polished shoes and sold noodles and lemon soda to mark their protest here on Thursday. Amid scorching heat, it was the fourth day of the protest by the students, who are demanding from the government to increase the internship allowance from Rs 6,200 to Rs 17,000 per month per student. The veterinary interns of GADVASU said: “We set up shoe polish stalls, noodles and lemon soda corners to put across the point that an amount equivalent to the current stipend allowance could be easily earned by doing these jobs. The meagre amount which is being paid as internship allowance here was unjust to students of a GADVASU students polish shoes of visitors in protest on the university premises in Ludhiana on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN professional degree of fiveand-a-half year-long period.” Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) and Animal Husbandry (AH) students said they were being given a meagre Rs 6,200 as an internship stipend here but the internship allowance at the veterinary universities in Haryana and Rajasthan was Rs 17,000 per month per student. The internship allowance at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Varanasi was Rs 23,500 per month per student, they said. The students said a group of the veterinary interns met Punjab Education Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer who assured the students of forwarding their appeal to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. The veterinary interns, however, made it clear that if their voices are not heard, they would intensify their agitation in the coming days. Extending support to the cause, GADVASU Teacher’s Association president Dr BK Bansal and vice- president Dr APS Brar met the students. Besides, the struggle of the veterinary students seeking an increase in their internship allowance has been supported by veterinary officers of the Animal Husbandry Department. Secretary-General of Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association Dr Darshan Kheri and district president Dr Chatinder Singh Rai in a statement today appealed to the government of the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab to accept the legitimate demand of the students. Dr Darshan Kheri said the issue of an increase in internship allowance had been pending since the regime of the last Congress government. “The internship students and Veterinary Officers Association have on several occasions made a written request to the government in this regard but the bureaucracy is deliberately hanging on to this issue”, he said. Compared to other states, Punjab’s veterinary interns were being given much less stipend which was unfair to them, he added.
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