30062022-LT-01.qxd 6/30/2022 12:05 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE COMPLETE BAN ON SINGLE-USE PLASTIC IN DIST FROM JULY 1 PAGE 2 Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik asks officials to avoid single-use plastic in their respective offices. GENERALLY CLOUDY 2 girls kidnapped on pretext of marriage, two UP natives booked Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 29 Two girls were allegedly kidnapped on the pretext of marriage here. The Dehlon police yesterday registered a kidnapping case against two youths, identified as Shivam and Ram Sagar, both from Uttar Pradesh. Complainant Swaran of Paddi village told the police that his daughters, Sumandeep Kaur (18) and Amandeep Kaur (15), went missing on June 16. After a few days, Swaran came to know that the suspects kidnapped his daughters on the pretext of marrying them. Investigating Officer ASI Surinder Singh said after registering a case, the police initiated investigations into the matter. They were tracing the whereabouts of the kidnappers. Minor girl goes missing Meanwhile, a 17-year-old girl went missing under mysterious circumstances. The victim’s family alleged that she could have been kept under wrongful confinement by some unknown persons. The city police registered a case against unknown persons yesterday and launched manhunt to trace the girl. The victim girl’s brother, Navi Hussain of Tibba village, told the police that on June 14, her sister was playing outside the house from where she went missing under mysterious circumstances. “We have been searching for our sister for the past two weeks, but to no avail. We suspect that she could have been kidnapped by some unknown persons. We urge the police to speed up the probe and trace her immediately,” said the victim’s sister. Investigating Officer ASI Kuljit Singh said efforts were on to trace the girl. MAX 36°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 29°C SUNSET THURSDAY 7:34 PM PAGE 3 The story revolves around Aarav (Ritvik Sahore) and Tanya (Gayatrii Bhhardwaj), who meet on a train. SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:26 AM THURSDAY | 30 JUNE 2022 | LUDHIANA Dist excels in national school Firing incident:Two more suspects land in police net education, literacy rankings Pistol, live cartridges recovered from their possession Performs “uttam” to “ati-uttam” in first-ever PGI-D released by Centre Tribune News Service Nitin Jain Ludhiana, June 29 The city police claimed to have arrested two more suspects in a firing incident wherein a 20-year-old youth, Kartik Baggan, was shot at near Naulakha Garden colony here on Saturday night. The key accused, Karan Kalia, was arrested yesterday, while two of his aides namely Kunal Sharma, alias Abhay, and Sameer Malik, both from Dharampura, were arrested today. The police also recovered a .32-bore pistol and two live cartridges from their possession. Police Commissioner (CP) Kaustubh Sharma, Joint CP (City) Narinder Bhargav, ADCP Parminder Heer, ACP Harsimrat Chetra and SHO Inspector Sukhdev Singh held a press conference in this regard here today. Kunal, one of the suspects, has a criminal past. Three cases were already registered against him at the Police Division 3 in the past. He was out of bail in all these cases. Police Commissioner Kaustubh Sharma said police parties were conducting raids to nab the remaining suspects, adding that anyone taking law and order into their hands would not be spared. It is pertinent to mention LUDHIANA Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 29 Ludhiana district has excelled in the national school education and literacy rankings released by the Union Government, the authorities have confirmed. The state’s biggest and largest district, in terms of area and population, has performed “uttam” to “atiuttam” (good to very good) in the first-ever Performance Grading Index for Districts of India (PGI-D) conducted by the Union Ministry of Education, Department of School Education and Literacy. The combined report for 2018-19 and 2019-20 released by the Centre, a copy of which is with The Tribune, revealed that Ludhiana scored “ati-uttam” for all six categories of PGI-D for the academic session 2019-20 and “uttam” for 2018-19. Among other districts that scored “ati-uttam” ranking in Punjab for 2019-20 included Gurdaspur, Nawanshahr, Ferozepur, Jalandhar, Sangrur, Hoshiarpur, Fazilka, Amritsar, Bathinda, Kapurthala, Mansa, Faridkot and Moga, while Barnala, Mohali, Pathankot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Tarn Taran, Patiala, Muktsar and Ropar were ranked “uttam” districts. In 2018-19, all 22 districts in the state had scored “uttam” ranking. The six categories on the basis of which the rankings were declared included outcomes, comprising learning outcomes and quality, access outcomes, teacher availability and professional development outcome, effective classroom transaction (ECT), which comprised of learning management and learning enrichment activities, infrastructure, facilities and student entitlement (IF&SE), SCORE 2019-20: “ATI-UTTAM” 2018-19” “UTTAM” ABOUT PGI-D The PGI-D is a relatively new index that measures the performance of states in school education. The Department of School Education and Literacy has so far released reports for states and union territories (UTs) for years 2017-18 to 2019-20. The PGI aims at assessing the relative performance of all states and UTs in a uniform scale to encourage states and UTs to perform better. DATA SOURCE The PGI-D was constructed based on identified indicators and domains. The data for the PGI-D was drawn from several sources, including Unified District Information System for Education plus (UDISE+), National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2017 and the data provided by respective districts. school safety and child protection (SS&CP), digital learning (DL) and governance processes (GP). With an overall score of 425 in 2019-20, Ludhiana scored 146 out of 290 marks in outcome category, 84 out of 90 in ECT, 49 of 51 in IF&SE, 35 of 35 in SS&CP 27 of 50 in DL , and 84 of 84 in GP . In 2018-19, Ludhiana scored 386 points, including 137 out of 290 in outcome category, 78 of 90 in ECT, 36 of 51 in IF&SE, 35 of 35 in SS&CP 24 of 50 in , DL and 75 of 84 marks in GP . Concept The PGI has been conceptualised as a tool to catalyse transformational change in the field of school education. It provides insights on the status of school education in states and UTs, including key levels that drive their performance and critical areas of performance. Tribune News Service The suspects in police custody in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN LAND WORTH ~80 CR In her complaint lodged with the police recently, Harsimran Jasbir Singh alleged that her daughter Supreet Kaur owns 12 acres land worth ~80 crores on the Chandigarh road. The fraudsters prepared fake documents and attempted to sell the land. Police Commissioner Kaustubh Sharma addressed a press conference in this regard. Kaustubh said Karamjit became Supreet Kaur, the real owner of the land, by preparing fake documents. Her husband Sukhwinder and others also prepared fake documents OFFICIALSPEAK We are proud that our district has performed well and excelled in the firstever PGI-D rankings in the field of school education and literacy. We are committed and striving hard to ensure best education facilities to the students, especially in government schools, with an aim to prepare the young generation for future endeavours. ❝ Woman among 4 held for bid to sell land fraudulently Ludhiana, June 29 The city police today nabbed four fraudsters, including a woman, who attempted to sell a land worth ~80 crore by creating fake identity and documents. The suspects have been identified as Sukhwinder Singh Sandhu, alias Sukha, of Urban Estate, Kurukshetra, Haryana; Sukhwinder’s wife Karamjit Kaur; Pritam Alahawat, a native of Kaithal, Haryana, presently living in Mohali; and Baljit Singh of Aero City, Mohali. A case was registered against them under relevant sections of the IPC at the Focal Point police station registered. The police also recovered a car and three mobile phones from the suspects. In her complaint lodged with the police recently, Harsimran Jasbir Singh alleged that her daughter Supreet Kaur owns 12 acres land worth ~80 crores on the Chandigarh road. The fraudsters prepared fake documents and attempted to sell the land. On the woman’s complaint, a case was registered at the Focal Point police station on June 11 this year. RITVIK SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE ABOUT WORKING IN ISHQ EXPRESS After wowing their fans with super-hit track Genda Phool, jodi of Badshah and Payal Dev is back with a new track “Tauba”. FILE PHOTO FORECAST PAGE 3 JODI OF BADSHAH AND PAYAL DEV BACK WITH NEW TRACK of the property to sell the land. The real owner of the land nailed their lies before the deal could be settled. The Police Commissioner said raids were conducted in Mohali and Haryana from where the suspects were apprehended. The suspects also had a notorious past. Nine cases of fraud and other crime were already registered against them at various police stations in Haryana. The police said they would seek their remand of to inquire if they had committed any other property fraud with the same modus operandi in Punjab. Surabhi Malik, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER Aim Rankings It aims at propelling states and UTs towards undertaking multi-pronged interventions that will bring about the much-desired optimal education outcomes. In PGI-D, the nomenclature for the PGI scores is classified into various grades. Highest achievable grade in the PGI-D is “daksh”, which is for districts scoring more than 90 per cent of the total points in any category or overall. The category/overall scores are then reduced by an equal width of 10 per cent of the total points of the district in that category or overall points for arriving to the next grade. “Utkarsh” grade is for the district scoring the PGI score of 81 to 90 per cent, “ati-uttam” 71 to 80 per cent, “uttam” 61 to 70 per cent, “prachesta-1” 51 to 60 per cent, “prachesta-2” 41 to 50 per cent, “prachesta-3” 31 to 40 per cent, “akanshi-1” 21 to 30 per cent, “akanshi-2” 11 to 20 per cent, and the least grade was christened “akanshi-3” for the districts scoring up to 10 per cent points only. Purpose The PGI also motivates states and UTs to adopt best practices followed by the top-performing states. Methodology The architecture of the PGI-D emanates from the rationale that an efficient, inclusive and equitable school education system is contingent upon the regular monitoring of interconnected matrices of inputs, outputs and outcomes related to school education indicators, and the development of a quick response system for course correction in the entire system. The suspects in police custody in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN INCIDENT TOOK PLACE ON SATURDAY NIGHT The key accused, Karan Kalia, along with his aides, had shot at a 20-yearold youth, Kartik Baggan, near Naulakha Garden colony on Saturday night. ONE OF THE SUSPECTS HAS CRIMINAL PAST Kunal Sharma, alias Abhay, one of the suspects, has a criminal past. Three cases were already registered against him at the Police Division 3 in the past. He was out of bail in all these cases. RAIDS ON TO NAB REMAINING AIDES Police Commissioner Kaustubh Sharma said police parties were conducting raids to nab the remaining suspects. Anyone taking law and order into their hands would not be spared. here that the key accused, Karan, had an old enmity with the victim, Kartik. As a result, he, along with his aides, had shot at Kartik. They were also reportedly on a video call with gangsters Shubham Mota and Rishav Benipal lodged in the Central Jail, Ludhiana, at the time of the incident. An attempt-to-murder case was registered against 12 per- 2 held with illegal pistols, cartridges Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 29 The Ludhiana Rural police today arrested two persons and recovered two illegal pistols and live cartridges from them. The suspects have been identified as Charan Kamal Grewal of the Samrala road, Khanna, and Babli Singh, a resident of Patti Dhaliwal, Sangrur. The police recovered one .32-bore pistol with six live cartridges, a .30-bore pistol with 12 live cartridges and one Royal Enfield Bullet from them. A case under the Arms Act was registered against the suspects. Deepak Hillory, SSP Lud, hiana Rural, said the sus- ~60L unaccounted PROPOSED TEXTILE PARK NEAR MATTEWARA FOREST AND SUTLEJ cash recovered Sekhowal villagers, environmental Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 29 The Khanna police recovered ~60.89 lakh unaccounted cash during surprise checking in three separate cases here today. In the first case, three persons - Sukhdev Singh, Rajinder Singh and Mandeep Singh - were apprehended with ~11.93 lakh in cash and gold ornaments. In another case, three persons namely Satvir Singh, Simranjit Singh and Ranjot Singh were apprehended with unaccounted ~32.96 lakh. In yet another case, a person, Maninder Singh, was apprehended with ~16 lakh cash at a naka. DDRs have been was lodged in all three cases. Khanna SSP Ravi Kumar said all apprehended persons failed to show any bank receipt or other documentary evidence. To ensure transparency, the counting of currency notes was done in the presence of a senior officer. The entire process was videographed. Meanwhile, the Income Tax Department was informed about the recovered amount. c m y b activists slam AAP government The Sutlej near the proposed site for a textile park. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 29 Residents of Sekhowal village and environmental activists associated with different organisations are opposing the AAP government’s decision to set up a textile park near the Mattewara forest and the Sutlej. When a plan was introduced to set up a modern industrial park in around 1,000 acres of land in different villages near Mattewara forest and the Sutlej during sons namely Karan Kalia, Vishu Kainth, Kamal, Kunal Sharma, Dikshan Tandon, Nik Oberoi, Billa Wadda, Karan Sharma, Raman Rajput, Neeraj Rajput, Shivam Mota, Rishav Benipal. Shivam and Rishav are already lodged in the Central Jail, Ludhiana. The victim’s family had alleged that the duo had hatched the conspiracy from the jail. the regime of the previous Congress government, AAP leaders, including Bhagwant Mann (now Punjab Chief Minister), Kultar Singh Sandhwan (now Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha) and others, had raised questions over the project and the then government as well. Now, AAP leaders are being accused of changing their stand on the issue by allegedly ignoring the environment concerns and voices of those people who have been opposing the proposed industrial/textile park project since 2020. Kashmir Singh, a resident of Sekhowal village, wherein the panchayat land was acquired for the industrial park, said he had already moved the Punjab & Haryana High Court against the acquisition of the panchayat land for the project. “Several villagers were dependent on the panchayat land as they used to grow crops on the land for sustenance. We don’t want any textile or other industrial park be set up there. Continued on page 2 pects brought weapons from some weapon suppliers of Madhya Pradesh. “The suspects wanted to portray themselves as Khalistan supporters. By doing this, they wanted to take money from Khalistan promoters living abroad,” the SSP said. Further investigation is on into the matter, the SSP said. Man dies, 39 more contract virus in district Ludhiana, June 29 A 46-year-old man from Moti Nagar here died of Covid-19. The Ludhiana Health Department confirmed his death on Wednesday. He was undergoing treatment at a hospital for the past few days. Meanwhile, 39 fresh Covid cases were reported from the district today, taking the tally to 1,10,396. The number of active cases rose to 207. As many as 201 patients are in home isolation, while six are admitted to hospitals. A total of 2,292 persons have lost their life to the deadly virus since March 30, 2020, when first fatality was reported from the district. — TNS COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE 36,93,547 1,10,396 207 20 DEATHS 2,292 For any information related to Covid Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276
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