25072022-LT-01.qxd 25-07-2022 01:09 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE SENA ACTIVISTS PROTEST AGAINST CITY- BASED TRAVEL AGENT PAGE 2 SENIOR CRICKET CHAMPIONSHIP GENERALLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MYSTERY SHROUDS WOMAN’S DEATH Ludhiana: A pregnant woman, Amarjit Kaur, died under mysterious conditions in Khanna on Sunday. Two motorcycle-borne persons brought the injured woman to the Civil Hospital, Khanna, along with her nine- month-old daughter. After leaving her at the hospital, the bike-borne persons fled the spot. Doctors declared her brought dead while her daughter had no injuries. Woman’s husband Pargat Singh of Fatehgarh Sahib said over a year ago, his wife had left him and started staying with another person, Paramjit. DSP Rachpal Singh said police probe into the mysterious death of woman was already launched and soon the culprits would be nabbed. TNS YOUTH FOUND MURDERED Ludhiana: A youth was found dead in Maan Singh Nagar on Sunday. He was suspected to be murdered by hitting his head with a cemented slab. The deceased has been identified as Anthony (17). He was working at a factory. Police sources said on Saturday night, the victim consumed liquor with three youths at the same spot where his body was recovered on Sunday. He had an altercation with the trio and they reportedly killed him. The police had also recovered the CCTV footage of the incident. The sources said the accused had been identified by the police and raids were being conducted to nab them. A case of murder has been registered by the police. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 11 am to 6 pm: Ishar Nagar, Dhillon Colony Blocks A, B, C, Captain Nagar, Star Road area Lohara, Lohara village, Satguru Nagar, Gurmail Nagar, Gurbachan Nagar, Baapu Market, New Sunder Nagar, Shimplapuri, Preet Nagar, Kalgidhar Marg, Chimney Road, Azad Nagar, Gobindsar, Gobind Nagar, Old Police Chowki Road, Satguru Nagar, Suraj Nagar, Jeeto Market, Tedhi Road, Baagi Stand and Jujhar Nagar. JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 TO HIT THE THEATRES IN MARCH 2023 The LDCA selected 28 probables during the selection trials held at GRD Global Education Institute ground. Shiv Sena Hindustan activists held a unique protest on the Jagraon bridge against city-based travel agent. FORECAST PAGE 3 28 PROBABLES SELECTED FOR The wait is finally over! John Wick is set to release in theatres on March 24, 2023, after four long years. MAX 33°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:26 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:39 AM Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 24 A number of projects such as Development of Malhar Road as Smart Road, Retrofitting of Sarabha Nagar Market, carcass utilisation plant and Waterfront Development, including Landscaping and beautification, along Sidhwan Canal (Phase I) under the Smart City Mission were hit by controversies. Concerns raised by residents or various organisations, including market associations, and also leaders of political parties such as the SAD, BJP and AAP over some projects were yet to be addressed. Notably, a delegation of BJP leaders had complained to the Secretary of MoHUA last year against the alleged MONDAY | 25 JULY 2022 | LUDHIANA Ekam tops dist with 99% in ISC Class XII exams Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 24 The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) declared the Class XII results today. Ekam Saran from Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal, has scored 99 per cent marks in nonmedical stream and has stood first in the district. Schools have expressed happiness over the results and have congratulated toppers for scoring excellent marks. Around 3 pm, the schools were informed that the results will be declared by 5 pm. Over 1 lakh students from across the country had appeared for the Class XII exams this time. Non-medical Ekam Saran from Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal, aced in the district with 99 per cent marks in the non-medical stream. Tahira Grewal from Sat Paul Mittal School scored 98 per cent marks while Khushal Malhotra from Sacred Heart Convent School, Chandigarh Road, bagged 97.5 per cent marks. 99% 98.5% NON-MEDICAL COMMERCE EKAM SARAN BHARGAV SINGLA School: Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal | Aim: Degree in computer information School: Sat Paul Mittal School | Aim: wants to become an IAS officer 97% MEDICAL 98.2% GURNOOR KAUR GREWAL HUMANITIES PUNYA KHURANA 97% School: Sat Paul Mittal School Aim: Wants to be a poet MEDICAL Medical In medical stream, Gopika Makhija from Sat Paul Mittal School and Gurnoor Kaur Grewal from Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal, got 97 per GOPIKA MAKHIJA School: Sat Paul Mittal School | Aim: Wants to go abroad for further studies cent marks. While Nazampreet Kaur from Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal, scored 96.5 per cent marks, Hardil Singh from same school bagged 96.3 per cent marks in medical stream. Commerce While in commerce, the first three positions are bagged by students of Sat Paul Mittal School. Bhargav Singla topped with 98.5 per cent marks, Vanshika Singal and Aarushi Kaur jointly secured the second position with 98 School: Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal | Aim: Wants to be a cardiologist per cent and Innaayat Jain secured the 3rd position with 97.5 per cent marks. Humanities In humanities also, Sat Paul Mittal School students showed a brilliant performance by bagging the three top positions. Punya Khurana topped with 98.2 per cent, Nimrat Kaur secured the 2nd position with 96.75 per cent and Purva Sabharwal secured the 3rd position with 96.2 per cent marks. Ekam Saran from Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal, who scored 99 per cent marks in non-medical stream, wants to pursue a degree in computer information from the IIT. She used to study for at least 5-6 hours daily after school hours. Her father is a landlord while mother is a housewife. Reading and listening to music are her hobbies. Commerce topper Bhargav Singla from Sat Paul Mittal School wants to become an IAS officer, He got all the support from his mother, who is a housewife, and sister, an architect working with Hafiz Contractors, Mumbai. He used to study for 4-5 hours daily. He played drums to beat the stress during studies. He also plays basketball and pawn tennis. Gurnoor Kaur Grewal from Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal, wants to become a cardiologist. She used to study for at least 5-6 hours daily. Her hobbies include gardening, reading books and playing badminton. Gopika wants to do research for which she intends to go abroad for further studies. Her father is a businessman while mother is a homemaker. She says she maintained balance between the studies and friends and enjoyed a lot while studying. She remained focused. Her hobbies include art and craft. Punya from Sat Paul Mittal School is the topper in humanities. She wants to be a poet. She used to study 4-5 hours daily. Her father works at Government Dental College, Patiala, while mother is a professor at GCG, Ludhiana. She loves to read and write. Missing my parents today, says Gurnoor One of the two toppers in the medical stream, Gurnoor Kaur Grewal, who has scored 97 per cent marks, is missing her parents, especially today, when she proved her mettle in the exam results, despite losing them. Gurnoor while talking to The Tribune in a choked voice said: ”I am missing my parents. Had they been alive, they would be on top of the world today. We are twin sisters. Arshnoor scored 87 per cent marks. We lost our mother when we were only 10 while the father died in 2021 due to Covid.” Both of the girls stay with their maternal uncle and aunt. “The relatives are pillar of strength now. All uncles and aunts are contributing so that we can study and be selfdependent. We are thankful to them”, said Gurnoor, adding that today she celebrated the success with her sister. Major dacoity foiled, four nabbed with weapons 59 more contract Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 24 The CIA-2 wing of the Ludhiana police today foiled a major dacoity bid and arrested four criminals with illegal weapons. The accused have been identified as Vishu Kainth (21), a resident of Karamsar Colony, Tibba, Vinay (22) of Ambedkar Colony, Pardeep Singh, alias Deep, (21) of Transport Nagar and Kamaljit Singh (21) of Adarsh Nagar. A case was registered against the accused. DCP (Crime) Varinder Singh Brar, ADCP (Crime) Harpal Singh, ACP (Crime) Gurpreet Singh and incharge, CIA, inspector Beant Juneja, addressed a press Police officials address mediapersons in Ludhiana on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO meet in this regard. The DCP said acting on a tip-off, inspector Juneja conducted a raid in Tibba from where the accused were caught. They were planning to commit some major dacoity in the city. Four members of the gang managed to give the slip to the police, of which two were identified as Vishal Gill, a resident of Amarpura, and Raman Rajput of Ludhiana. Brar said the police also recovered two countrymade .32 bore pistols with 20 Iive cartridges, two sharp weapons, a motorcycle and a Maruti Swift car from the gang. CIA in-charge Beant Juneja said Vishu was a hotel management student and he was already facing three cases of firing and attempt to murder. Vinay was also facing an attempt to murder case. Pardeep, who has not a criminal past, was running a business of washing trucks and Kamaljit is also facing cases of firing and attempt to murder registered in Ludhiana. Besides, the CIA also nabbed Sonu Kumar (19) of Salempur village and seized .32 bore pistol, along with two live cartridges, from him. He was involved in a firing incident occurred in Ladhowal in May this year. Further interrogation of the accused may lead to more seizures of illegal arms and ammunition. Controversies mar smart Malhar Road, ROB, RUBs projects SMART CITY MISSION-III PAGE 4 Alleged flaws in project design misuse of funds in the Smart City Mission projects such as Retrofitting of Sarabha Nagar Market, Smart Malhar Road and Pakhowal Road ROB and RUBs and they had sought a CBI inquiry in this regard. ~8 cr spent, carcass plant yet to be made operational When the carcass utilisation plant at Rasulpur village, near Noorpur Bet, was supposed to be inaugurated in July 2021, people from nearby villages, along with a farmers’ union, opposed the project. The protesters had not allowed the inauguration of the project at an estimated cost of Rs 8.58 crore. The protesting villagers had alleged that the officials concerned had earlier misled them and made fake claims that the Municipal Corporation (MC) would install a Vehicles parked on a pedestrian walkway on Malhar Road. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN RESIDENTS’ VIEWS IGNORED Concerns raised by residents or various organisations, including market associations, and also leaders of political parties over some projects under the Smart City Mission were yet to be addressed. plant for preparing feed for poultry birds. But later, they learned that a carcass utilisation plant had been set up there. The project was completed in May 2021. Even after a year, the plant has not been made operational in the right manner as the people are still opposing the project. Notably, MC officials had recently inspected the plant and they were making efforts to make it fully operational. c m y b Amid the controversies, the project cost of the Retrofitting of Sarabha Nagar Market and the smart Malhar Road was increased by nearly 30 per cent. The cost of the project was increased from Rs 38.63 crore to Rs 50.20 crore for reasons best known to the officials concerned. The project was supposed to be completed by May 2020 as per the agreement but its completion was delayed. Many electricity poles that pose threat to commuters have not been shifted from Malhar Road till date. When the project work was started on Malhar Road, a shopkeepers’ association had raised its voice against alleged flaws in the project design. They had then claimed that the road width was reduced, resulting in traffic congestion. A show- room owner had also expressed concern that vehicles could not be parked at the designated parking space which he had left in front of his building due to the design of the smart road project. The Malhar Road shopkeepers had then accused the LSCL and MC officials of not sharing the project plan with them despite their repeated demands. Last year, BJP leader Bikram Singh Sidhu also alleged that traffic congestion had increased on Malhar Road. Notably, vehicles are often parked on the pedestrian walkway constructed under the smart Malhar Road project here. Besides, questions were also raised over the retrofitting of the Sarabha Nagar Market project. Shopkeepers and visitors complained that there is less space for parking continued on page 2 virus in district Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 24 Fiftynine more persons tested positive for Covid-19 while no loss of life was reported in the district. A total of 1,12,044 persons have tested positive and 2,999 patients have lost their lives to the deadly virus since March 2020 in the district. There were 313 active cases on Sunday, of which 302 patients have been asked to isolate themselves in their homes while 11 are admitted to private hospitals. The recovery rate of Covid- COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 37,87,654 1,12,044 313 24 2,999 19 patients has gone down to 97.04 per cent. Till date, a total of 37,87,654 samples have been taken, of which 36,60,634 were found negative. Samples of 3,629 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly. 2 held with heroin Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 24 The Ludhiana police today arrested the accused of a murder case, along with his accomplice, in a drug smuggling case and recovered 100 gm of heroin, a car and Rs 40,000 drug money from them. The accused have been identified as Vijay Kumar, a native of Jandiala Khurd, at present staying in Bhamian Khurd here and Shani Jain of Bhamian Kalan. A case under the DPS Act was registered against the accused. ACP Civil Lines Harish Behl said the police had laid a naka for a routine checking on GT Road where an i20 car was stopped for checking. During the search in the car, heroin, along with the drug money, was seized, the ACP said. During preliminary questioning, the accused admitted that he had also committed a murder in September 2020 and was declared a pro- claimed offender in the case. To evade the arrest, the accused had started staying in Ludhiana and indulged in the drug trade. Woman raped by hotel owner, aide The Sadar Jagraon police yesterday registered a rape and extortion case against an owner of a hotel and his aide. The accused have been identified as the owner of Moon Walk hotel of Jhamta village, here, and Jagtar Singh of Swaddi Kalan, Sidhwan Bet. The complainant, a resident of Ludhiana, told the police that both accused had sexually assaulted her and also clicked her obscene photographs. Now, they were blackmailing her with the photographs. The complainant alleged that the accused had also forcibly taken a blank cheque from her and they had refused to return the same. Acase has been registered.
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