12072022-LT-01.qxd 12-07-2022 00:49 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE AROUND 50% ELDERLY AMONG COVID VICTIMS IN DISTRICT Of the 2,292 fatalities, 1,143 above 60 years of age; males found more vulnerable to infection, reveals data. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY PAGE 2 PAGE 3 ASHISH, NANDINI ULTIMATE CHAMPIONS OF MTV ROADIES 2 WHEELS OF PASSION: CELEBS WHO WENT ON BIKE TRIPS After several weeks of challenges, the grand finale of MTV Roadies crowned not just one but two winners. MAX 33°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:32 PM PAGE 4 Artiste Ratna Pathak Shah, Sadhguru and actor Shahid Kapoor recently went on bike trips across cities. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:32 AM TUESDAY | 12 JULY 2022 | LUDHIANA Vet students go on indefinite strike, OPD services affected INBRIEF 17-YR-OLD GIRL RAPED BY TWO Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana: The police have booked unidentified persons under Sections 376-D and 506 of the IPC and Section 6 of the POCSO Act for allegedly raping and blackmailing a 17-year-old girl in March 2022. In a complaint lodged with the police, the mother of the girl said her daughter had complained of pain in the abdominal area on July 9. On persistently asking, the girl told her mother that on March 9, when other family members had gone out of station, she went to a park where two unidentified persons raped her after drugging her. Later, they called the girl on a mobile phone and demanded Rs 1 lakh in cash. They threatened her that in case of non-payment, they would put her obscene pictures on social media. OC WIFE BOOKED FOR ABETTING SUICIDE Ludhiana: The police have booked a woman, Amandeep Kaur, and her paramour Parwinnder Singh, both residents of Takhhra village in the district under Sections 305 and 34 of the IPC for allegedly abetting the suicide of Gian Singh (30), husband of Amandeep Kaur. In a report to the police, Gurmel Singh, a resident of Mundian Khurd, said his son was married around 10 years ago and after some time, he came to know that his wife had an extra-marital affair with Parwinder. Facing harassment and humiliation at the hands of the two suspects for a long time, Gian had committed suicide by taking some poisonous substance on July 7, 2022. OC Students in a jubilant mood after the declaration of the JEE-Main 2022 Session 1 results in Ludhiana. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN JEE-Main: 13 students score over 99 percentile Around 1,500 students from dist appeared for exam in first session Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 11 Students from Ludhiana district excelled in the JEE-Main - 2022 Session 1 results declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Monday. The first session exam was held in June. From Ludhiana, around 1,500 students appeared for the exam in the first session. As per information, 13 stu- dents from Ludhiana have scored over 99 percentile. According to information, Keshav Rai scored 99.91 percentile, Tarshit got 99.83 and Bhuvnesh secured 99.81 percentile. Krushna Goel got 99.73 percentile, Aryaman 99.67, Mayur 99.64, Chirag Dhamija 99.49, Nischay Vermani 99.37, Deepanshu Garg 99.27, Anusha and Krish Sehgal 99.2, Aryan 99.10 and Divyam Jain scored 99.03 percentile. Besides these students, Pratham scored 98.98 percentile, Shailender 98.91, Divyam 98.81, Asmita and Abhinav 98.77, Sarthak 98.70, Anushka Jha 98.69, Uday 98.67, Swayam 98.56, Tanish 98.48, Keshav 98.31, Nischay Singla 98.09, Gurjot 97.94, Madhav 97.85 and Diwakar got 97.4 percentile. “Notably, the JEE-Main – 2022 Session - 1 for Paper 1 TOBACCO SEIZED FROM JAIL INMATES Ludhiana: The police have booked two inmates of the Central Jail Sukhpal Singh and Kulwinder Singh under Sections 42 and 45 of the Prisons Act for possessing tobacco. The jail authorities had reported that during a surprise check, 50 sachets of tobacco were recovered from the duo. OC POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 5 pm: Sanyas Nagar, Bajrang Vihar, Vivek Dham, Noorwala Road, Dashmeshpuri, Basant Vihar and adjoining areas. GADVASU students hold a protest in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN COMPARISON OF INTERNSHIP ALLOWANCE ■ Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi: ~23,500 ■ Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Haryana: ~17,000 ■ Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences University: ~17,000 ■ MBBS interns (Punjab): ~15,000 ■ GADVASU, Punjab: ~6,200 the same amount as stipend since 2006. Fees is being increased but no increase in the stipend has been made. We are putting a lot of hard work and internship allowance is our right but what we are being paid is very less. As compared to other states, what we are getting is not even their 50 per cent,” said a final student, Gurbir Singh. Another student said the new government had promised to pay special attention Contractual bus employees 21 more contract virus in dist demand release of salaries Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 11 A total of 21 persons tested positive for Covid -19 in Ludhiana district on Monday. So far, 1,10,736 persons have tested positive and 2,294 persons have lost their lives to the deadly virus in the district. There were 162 active cases on Monday, of which 154 have been asked to isolate themselves in their TWO HELD WITH HEROIN, OPIUM Ludhiana: The police have arrested Amritpal, a resident of Ghati Valmiki, Old Madhopuri, from near Dabbu Chicken, Dhuri Line, on Sunday and seized 5 gm of heroin from his possession. The police said the suspect was going on a Honda Activa scooter in search of his customers when he fell in the police net at a checkpoint. The police have also impounded the vehicle and a case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered in this regard. In another incident, Manjit Singh, a resident of Mehtabpur, Mukerian, was arrested by the police from near Rakh Bagh on Sunday on a tip-off when the suspect was coming from the Sahnewal side on a truck (bearing registration no. PB 07BV 3269). On search of the vehicle, 750 gm of opium was seized. He was booked under Sections 18, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. TNS (BE/BTech) was conducted by the NTA from June 24 to June 30, 2022. Registrations for the second attempt are already over and the exam will be held between July 21 and July 30, 2022. Final merit lists would be declared after the second attempt, along with student All India Ranks (AIRs). It is expected in the first week of August 2022,” said an official of a private coaching centre here. Ludhiana, July 11 The OPD services of the animal hospital of the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) were badly hit after final year students went on an indefinite strike today. Only emergency services were provided in the hospital on Monday. Students are demanding increment in their internship allowance. Last month also, the students went on a strike. Then, Cabinet Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal met them and assured them that within five days, the government will issue a notification in this regard after which they lifted the protest. But nothing has been done by the government even after a month. BVSc and Animal Sciences programme includes one year of compulsory internship for which students are given a monthly allowance. At present, they are getting Rs 6,200 as stipend which is low as compared to other state universities. “Despite being the number one university in the state, the allowance given to the students is meagre. We are paying Rs 1 lakh monthly fees but we are being given peanuts in the form of stipend,” said a protesting final year student. “The university is giving Contractual employees of government-run buses protest in Ludhiana on Monday. ASHWANI DHIMAN Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 11 Members of Punjab Roadways, PUNBUS and PRTC Contract Workers Union, Punjab, took out a protest rally in front of the gate of the Ludhiana depot on Monday. The depot president of the union, Satnam Singh, and others said AAP after form- ing the government in the state did not fulfil the promises that were made to contractual employees before the state Assembly elections. The protesting employees said their jobs were not being regularised by the AAP government. They said even their salaries were not released on time. They alleged that the employees were working hard but the salary had not been yet released. The protesters said if their salaries were not released by July 13, they would be forced to close the bus stand to mark their protest. They would intensify the agitation if the government did not pay attention to their demands even after the July 13 protest. 2 nabbed with stolen mobike Our Correspondent Ludhiana, July 11 The police have arrested two persons, identified as Gaganpreet Singh, a resident of Bharti Colony on Bahadarke Road, and Charanjit Singh of Harkrishan Vihar, with a stolen motorcycle. They have been booked under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC. The duo were nabbed during investigation of a stolen Hero Splendor motorcycle (bearing registration no. PB 10HF 0584). A complaint in this regard was given by Mohammed Jaireev, a resident of Jangirpur. The complainant had said he had parked his two-wheeler outside a grocery store near Meharban octroi post from where it was stolen. The motorcycle owner had also provided some clues to the police about suspects. Gold jewellery, sale deed stolen from house Miscreants broke into the house of Kanwalpreet Singh, a resident of Ranjit Nagar, on the intervening night of July 9 and 10 and took away gold jewellery and sale deed of the house, along with some other valuable items. Owner of the house told the police in a complaint that when he and other members of the family were asleep, the thieves entered the house. Locks of almirahs were found broken and household items ransacked when occupants of the house got up in the morning. The police have registered a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC. c m y b COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE 37,38,595 1,10,736 162 2 DEATHS 2,294 For any information related to Covid Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276 homes by the Health Department authorities while eight are admitted to private hospitals. The recovery rate of Covid patients has gone down to 97.78 per cent. Till date, 37,38,595 samples have been taken, of which 36,12,978 were found negative. Samples of 2,459 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly. towards health and education. “We were promised by the government that the stipend will be increased but it was a hollow promise. We will continue our strike and not return on duty till the notification is issued,” he said. Another student, Ramanpreet Singh, rued that the state’s dairy sector contributes a major share in the GDP which was due to the services provided by the veterinary university. continued on page 2 Plantation drive launched Ludhiana, July 11 MLA Madan Lal Bagga, along with Municipal Commissioner Shena Aggarwal, launched a plantation drive at Haibowal on Monday. After removal of the garbage dump along the Buddha Nullah near Haibowal Chowk, saplings were planted on the vacated land. They called upon the people of Ludhiana to take care of water, air and land. — TNS Environmentalists celebrate as govt scraps Mattewara textile park project Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 11 Environmentalists heaved a sigh of relief as soon as they come to know about the state government’s decision to scrap the proposed textile park project, which was scheduled to come up in the vicinity of the Mattewara forest area adjoining the Sutlej. Those who had been taking part in protests against the issue celebrated the occasion by cutting a huge cake. The state government on Monday scrapped the proposed textile park project. Environment lover Hajinder Singh Kukreja got the cake made from seven bakers at Belfrance. “The Public Action Committee (PAC) had taken the initiative to oppose the project to save the environment and we all have won the battle,” he said. The “victory cake” is prepared by seven bakers and its weight is around 50 kg. It was cut in the evening and distributed among shared among the environmental- Residents celebrate the cancellation of the textile park project; and (right) the cake that was cut to mark the celebrations in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN ists and residents at the Sarabha Nagar market. Jaskirat Singh of the PAC said: “Every human being should perform his or her duties properly and make the people more aware of the need to take care of the environment. The deteriorating nature and pollution in the environment around the world are a serious challenge to the humanity while the increasing use of chemical fertilisers in food production has a direct impact on the environ- ment. It is affecting human health and the lives of birds.” He urged the people to consume healthy food and to use organic products to keep their body healthy and protect the environment. The government should not set up any industry near forests and rivers of Punjab, which would make the state futile, the environmentalist said. PAC members Kapil Arora, Jaskirat Singh, Kuldeep Singh Khaira, Dr Amandeep Singh Bains among others were pres- ent during the victory celebrations. The PAC members expressed happiness after the CM announced that the textile park that was supposed to be set up near the Mattewara forest will be scrapped. To mark the victory, a group of city residents danced on dhol beats at the main Sarabha Nagar Market on Monday evening. The residents were carrying placards to support the Public Action Committee members that led the battle against the proposed textile park.
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