27082022-LT-01.qxd 8/27/2022 12:30 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE 17 FRESH COVID CASES IN DIST Seventeen persons tested positive for Covid in Ludhiana district on Friday. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY Woman embezzles ~20.9L from firm Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 26 The Khanna police yesterday registered a case against a woman who had duped Navneet Mind Makers of Khanna of Rs 20.89 lakh by allegedly tampering with accounts of the firm. The suspect has been identified as Pushvinder Kaur of Bahomajra, here. The complainant in the case, Navneet Kumar, owner of Navneet Mind Makers, an IELTS institute, said the suspect had worked in his institution from 2012 to 2021. She had started the job as a counsellor and due to her dedication in work, she was promoted as the centre head in 2013. “Being a centre head, Pushvinder had been looking after income and expenses of the centre and even the daybook was also managed by her. The suspect tampered with the firm’s account books and embezzled Rs 20.89 lakh in the past few years. The matter came to light when I got information that the centre head was embezzling funds. After verification, the entire fraud came to the fore,” the complainant said. Investigating officer ASI Sukhwinder Singh said after registering a case under Sections 420 (cheating) and 408 (criminal breach of trust by clerk or servant) of the IPC against the suspect, further probe was launched. PAGE 2 Actor Govinda will grace Ganesh Utsav of Ravivaar with Star Parivaar MAX 34°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:56 PM After CM’s assurance, farmers lift dharna At meeting, Mann promises to release dues by Sept 15 Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 26 After the state government, led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, accepted demands of dairy farmers, they lifted their dharna outside the Verka milk plant on Ferozepur Road here this evening. It was the third day of the protest. Today, a delegation of dairy farmers, including members of the Progressive Dairy Farmers Association (PDFA) and the Bharti Kisan Union (Kadian), went to Chandigarh to attend a meeting with the Chief Minister. Later, Mann on his Twitter account shared information that today, an important meeting was held with dairy farmers. The farmers have been assured that their dues would be released to them by PAGE 3 SPECIAL APPEARANCE Women make chapatis for farmers during a protest outside the Verka milk plant in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN KEY DEMANDS: ~55/KG FAT IN MILK, RELIEF FOR LSD-HIT Farmers had alleged that the state government had earlier promised to provide Rs 55 per kg fat in milk for dairy farmers but it was not fulfilled. They said Rs 20 per kg fat is being given by Milkfed but the government refused to pay the remaining Rs 35 per kg fat. They were also demanding compensation for farmers whose cows died of lumpy skin disease. September 15. All legitimate demands of the dairy farmers have been approved by the government. Notably, the farmers along with various unions had sat on an indefinite dharna continued on page 2 Ludhiana, August 26 A city-based businessman died by suicide by jumping into the Sutlej at Ladhowal here on Thursday night. The deceased has been identified as Satish Saneja, a resident of Durga Colony, Haibowal. As per information, around 8 pm on Thursday, Satish reached the Sutlej bridge at Ladhowal where he parked his Honda Activa scooter. After spending a few minutes on the bridge, he jumped into the river. A passerby, who witnessed the incident, informed the police. After getting information, the police sent divers to trace the man. After around threehour struggle, the divers managed to take out his body from the Sutlej. The body was taken to the Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination. The divers said they c m y b PAGE 4 Cuttputlli marks refreshing chemistry of Akshay & Rakul on screen for first time. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:00 AM 11 sewage samples collected from city Ludhiana, August 26 To check the pollution level in the Buddha Nullah and its causes, a team of the Municipal Corporation (MC) along with officials of Punjab Biotechnology Incubator, SAS Nagar, collected 11 samples of sewage water/effluent from different locations in the city. MC Superintending Engineer Ravinder Garg said the team of Punjab Biotechnology Incubator took samples of ‘treated’ sewage/effluent from outlets of two units of sewerage treatment plant at Bhattian, three common effluent treatment plants, various dyeing units and electroplating units. He said representatives of these units were present at the time of collection of the samples. Notably, the Rejuvenation of the Buddha Nullah project is underway in the city. Around 10 days ago, the Punjab Pollution Control Board had also taken samples from the nullah. Now, the MC got samples collected from various points to check the pollution level. — TNS City bizman jumps into Sutlej, dies Tribune News Service RAKUL PREET IS A FAN OF AKSHAY faced a big challenge in tracing the body due to darkness. Officials from the Ladhowal police station, Ludhiana, and Phillaur police station, which falls in Jalandhar, reached the spot. A dispute was reported between the officials of both police stations as continued on page 2 SATURDAY | 27 AUGUST 2022 | LUDHIANA
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