25062022-LT-01.qxd 6/25/2022 12:16 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE DC INSPECTS FLOOD-PRONE AREAS Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik, along with officials, inspects flood-prone areas in the district. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 2 ROZLYN MAKES A COMEBACK Rozlyn Khan is back and this time, in a music video, titled as Aa Bhi Jaa. MAX 37°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7:34 PM Major fire at garment store No loss of life reported, goods worth lakhs reduced to ashes Tribune News Service 10 AM 18 Ludhiana, June 24 A major fire broke out at a garment store, Lucky Towel House, on the Char Khamba road, Model Town, here this morning. The threestorey building of the store was gutted and the entire stock worth lakhs was reduced to ashes. The incident took place at 10 am. The flames started from the ground floor. Though the shop owner and his employees tried to douse the flames by spraying water and using fire extinguishers, the blaze intensified in no time. The employees then rushed out of the building to save their lives. The shop owner managed to save some of the stock, but most of the items, including expensive branded clothes and accessories, were gutted. Fire Station Officer Maninder Singh said 18 fire tenders were pressed into service. Firefighters brought the blaze under FIRE BREAKS OUT FIRE TENDERS USED POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 3 pm: Malhar Road, Back side of Ansal Plaza, Narinder Mechanical Street, Kosar Complex, Tikona Park, Gurdev Nagar 10 am to 6 pm: New Kundanpuri, New Upkar Nagar, Shahi Mohalla, Upkar Nagar Puli NEED FOR HYDRAULIC LADDER Since the Ludhiana fire brigade has no hydraulic ladder to douse flames in high-rise buildings, firefighters face a tough time if a fire breaks out in multi-storey buildings. Even on Friday, firemen faced a tough time in dousing the flames on the top floor of the three-storey building. BLAZE BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL IN FOUR HOURS Smoke billows out of the three-storey building in Model Town on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN control after four hours. Meanwhile, the police faced a tough time in managing the crowd. A large number of people gathered there and started making videos of the incident in their mobile phones. Sources said there was some fluctuation in the elec- tricity supply at the shop yesterday. An electrician was also called to resolve the issue, but the problem could not be rectified. There was no electricity supply in the entire market today. PSPCL employees were also called to rectify the fault. The fire reportedly broke out due to a spark in the electricity wires inside the shop. Advocate Amarjit Singh, president of the Model Town Market Association, said he immediately informed the fire brigade about the incident. The exact loss could not be ascertained yet. 25 more test +ve for Covid in dist Ludhiana, June 24 The district saw 25 fresh Covid cases on Friday. With this, the number of active cases rose to 138. As many as 134 patients are in home isolation, while four are admitted to hospitals. PAGE 3 No new death due to the virus was reported from the district today. A total of 2,288 persons have lost their life to the virus since March 30, 2020, when first fatality was reported from the district. — TNS COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 36,73,805 1,10,232 138 6 2,288 c m y b SABA AS QANDEEL BALOCH IN BAAGHI PAGE 3 Zindagi is set to launch Baaghi. It revolves around the tale of honour killing of Qandeel Baloch. SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:25 AM Man’s mutilated body found in sack on Gehlewal road Ludhiana, June 24 A man was found murdered on the Gehlewal link road here yesterday. The body was found in a sack. Investigating officer ASI Partap Singh said foul smell was emanating from the area yesterday. When the police searched the area, they recovered a sack lying in the bushes. “When we opened the sack, we found a mutilated body inside it. It seemed that after committing the crime, suspects put the body in the sack and dumped it in the bushes,” the ASI said. Area residents were being questioned to get any clue about the suspects. The Jodhewal police have registered a case of murder against unknown persons. The police are scrutinising CCTV cameras to get any clue about the suspects. — TNS 9 cellphones seized from six jail inmates Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 24 Nine mobile phones were recovered from six jail inmates during a surprise checking at the Central Jail, Ludhiana. In the first case, Assistant Jail Superintendent Harminder Singh said three mobile phones were recovered from four jail inmates, identified as Abhishek Kumar, Fateh Singh, Deepak Sharma and Lovepreet Singh, on Thursday. Continued on page 2 SATURDAY | 25 JUNE 2022 | LUDHIANA
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