24062022-LT-01.qxd 6/24/2022 12:05 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE NO RELIEF FROM OVERFLOWING SEWERS ON PANJ PEER ROAD The MC has failed to provide a solution to the problem of overflowing sewers on Panj Peer Road in West constituency. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY Two succumb, 18 more test +ve for virus Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 23 Two persons lost their life to the virus while 18 others tested positive for Covid. A total of 1,10,207 people have tested positive in the district since the outbreak of Covid in the district. A total of 2,288 people have lost their life to the virus since March 30, 2020. COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE 36,69,183 1,10,207 144 8 DEATHS 2,288 For any information related to Covid Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276 There were 144 active cases on Thursday, of whom 141 patients are under home isolation and three in hospitals. The recovery rate has gone down to 97.79 per cent. The samples of 4,348 suspected patients were sent for testing today. POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 5 pm: Sekhewal, Sarwanand Colony, New Shivpuri, Jagdeep Nagar, Guru Nanak Dev Nagar, New Atam Nagar, Sunder Nagar and adjoining areas. PAGE 2 CHARU ASOPA AND RAJEEV SEN HEADING FOR SEPARATION? SUNSET FRIDAY 7: 33 PM Now, swine flu rears its head in district Sees maximum cases, the only death in state Nitin Jain UPTICK IN CASES Tribune News Service STATE GEARS UP FOR H1N1 Year 2022 2021 2020 Cases 5 3 68 Deaths 1 0 5 ■ Isolation wards set up in districts ■ Oseltamivir 75-mg and 30-mg tablets made available ■ PPE kits, N95 masks stocked Ludhiana district, and one each in Patiala and Bathinda. The only swine flu death reported in the state this season was from Ludhiana. The situation seems grim as the confirmed cases and one death this season so far were already up and above only three confirmed cases reported in the state in 2021 when no death due to swine flu was reported. Punjab had witnessed the worst swine flu spread in 2020 when 68 confirmed cases and five deaths due to the H1N1 virus were reported in the state. Dr Grover said the health facilities across the state had been ramped up to tackle the Continued on page 2 nampura village on his motorcycle yesterday. A complaint has been registered against the truck driver on a statement of Varinder Singh, brother of the deceased. No arrest has been made. — OC Ludhiana, June 23 The Mullanpur Dakha police yesterday booked two persons on the charge of committing a property fraud of ~20 lakh. The suspects are Darshan Singh of Mandi c m y b PAGE 4 Actress Jessica Chastain turned down the fee for her surprise special role as former US President’s politician sister. SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:24 AM FRIDAY | 24 JUNE 2022 | LUDHIANA 19-yr-old fakes loot to usurp father’s money Ludhiana, June 23 A 19-year-old youth today faked a loot to usurp his father’s money. His loot drama was exposed after the police checked CCTV footage. According to information, Rajinder of Jamalpur had asked his son, Lalit, to deposit ~84,000 in a bank on the Chandigarh road. After reaching outside the bank, the youth called his father and informed him that two robbers had robbed him of the money. His father immediately phoned the police control room. The Division 7 SHO reached the spot and started investigation. “When we checked the CCTV footage, we found two persons were talking to the boy but they didn’t loot any money. We then strictly questioned the boy and he soon confessed that he cooked up a loot story as he required money for his leisure activities,” said the SHO. — TNS Biker dies in mishap at Sahnewal Two booked for ~20L fraud Sahnewal, June 23 A motorcyclist was crushed to death under the wheels of a truck near the the PSPCL office yesterday. The deceased, Mangat Ram (42), was heading towards Har- JESSICA PLAYED TRUMP’S SIS FOR FREE IN ARMAGEDDON TIME If reports are to be believed, Charu is not happy in her relationship with Rajeev and says that he is not a good father. MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C Ludhiana, June 23 After Covid, now it’s the turn of H1N1 influenza, commonly known as swine flu, to spread its tentacles in the district. With one death and three confirmed cases this season so far, Ludhiana has become the worst-hit district in the state, the government has confirmed. The State Programme Officer for National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme (NVBDCP), Dr Gagandeep Singh Grover, told The Tribune here today that five confirmed cases of swine flu had been reported in the state so far, of which a maximum of three cases were reported in PAGE 3 Mullanpur and Jasvir Singh of Issewal. They are at large. The complainant, Simranjit Singh, a resident of Badewal Awana, told the police that in March this year, he had given Continued on page 2 Army personnel and kin pay last respects to Swaranjit at Salaudi Singha village in Khanna on Thursday. Khanna village to build memorial to Swaranjit Jawan killed in avalanche cremated with full military honours Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 23 Army jawan Swaranjit Singh, who was killed after a vehicle carrying Army personnel fell into a gorge during an avalanche in Leh, was today cremated at this native village of Salaudi Singha, Khanna, with full military honours. The body of Swaranjit, wrapped in the Tricolour, was brought in an Army vehicle today. Villagers in large numbers reached there to share the grief of the bereaved family. Swaranjit’s younger brother Sarabjit is also serving in the Army. He was asking the villagers to take care of his family as the death of his brother could not discourage him to leave the Army, rather he would continue to serve the country as Armyman. “My brother joined the Indian Army in 2008 and a year later I, too, joined the force. Since our family was suffering from the financial crunch and we both brothers also wanted to serve the country, we joined the Army. Swaranjit was to retire next year, but he left us too early,” his brother said as he tried to control his emotions. “Though I lost my son and nobody can bring him back, I still feel proud to be the father of an Armyman who lost his life while serving the Army and the nation,” said an inconsolable father. Sarpanch Mandeep Kumar said the village would look after the deceased’s family and even a memorial in the name of Swaranjit would be built in the village. Police officials were also present on the occasion.
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