29082022-LT-01.qxd 8/29/2022 12:54 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE CITY GIRLS WIN SUB-JUNIOR SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP PAGE 2 Ludhiana pipped opponents Moga 5-1 to annex title in girls’ section of Sub-Junior Punjab State Softball Championship. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF HOSIERY OWNER DIES BY SUICIDE Ludhiana: A hosiery owner, identified as Kuldeep Singh of Mohar Singh Nagar, died by suicide on Sunday by hanging himself inside the factory in Kidwai Nagar, here. When the deceased did not answer repeated calls of his family members, they turned suspicious and rushed to the factory. They were shocked to see his body hanging in the factory. The Police Division 2 said depression was said to be the cause behind the extreme step taken by the victim. Further probe was on in the case. TNS Colleague held for raping 25-yr-old girl Ludhiana, August 28 A 25-year-old girl was allegedly raped in ‘Hang Out,’ a children amusement centre, situated in the Pavilion Mall near Fountain Chowk, here. Two days after the incident, the Ludhiana police have registered a case against the suspect, who is the manager at the centre where the girl worked. He has been identified as Vishavjit Devnath, alias Charlie Sir, of New Kundanpuri. The complainant told the police she worked as a sales girl in ‘Hang Out’ at the Pavilion mall. On the night of August 25, when she was about to leave for home, the suspect allegedly dragged her inside the showroom and sexually assaulted her. The girl said after raping her, he warned not to reveal the matter to the police or her family and threatened her of dire consequences. However, she filed a police complaint after informing her family. SHO, Police Division 8, inspector Neeraj Chaudhary said the suspect was arrested yesterday and would be produced in the court to seek his police remand. SHO said CCTV cameras were also installed in the showroom but the firm claimed they were not working.— TNS SINGER PAWANDEEP DEBUTS AS COMPOSER WITH HINDI FILM PAGE 3 ACTOR MOHANLAL TO BE PART OF DRISHYAM SEASON 3 Singer Pawandeep Rajan is foraying into the film industry music scene as a composer with Prem Geet 3. MAX 33°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:54 PM PAGE 4 Makers of the hit franchise, Drishyam, have officially announced its third part with Mohanlal in the lead role. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:01 AM MONDAY | 29 AUGUST 2022 | LUDHIANA Youth hacked to death in road Two arrested with 34 boxes of illicit liquor at Janta Nagar rage incident, attacker nabbed Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 28 A road rage incident cost the life of a tractor driver as he was brutally attacked with a sharp weapon by another tractor driver late on Saturday night on the Raikot road in Jagraon. After registering a murder case on Sunday, the suspect was arrested by the police. The deceased, Lovepreet Singh (22), was a resident of Kamalpura village. The suspect has been identified as Gurpreet Singh Gopi of Rumi village. As per information, Gurpreet had bought a new tractor and he, along with some residents, had gone to a gurdwara to pay obeisance. On Saturday night when he was returning home, he had a verbal duel with another tractor driver Lovepreet as VICTIM A RESIDENT OF KAMALPURA VILLAGE The deceased, Lovepreet Singh (22), was a resident of Kamalpura village. His friends took him to a private hospital where doctors referred him to the DMCH on Saturday night. However, he succumbed to injuries on Sunday morning. the latter was not allowing him to pass while driving the vehicle. Afterwards, Gurpreet sped up his vehicle and blocked the way of Lovepreet’s tractor on the road. Following which, he attacked Lovepreet brutally with a sharp weapon and fled the spot. The victim’s friends took him to a private hospital where doctors referred him to the DMCH on Saturday night. However, Lovepreet succumbed to his injuries on Sunday morning. The SHO, Jagraon City, inspector Harjinder Singh, said soon after the incident, the police reached the crime scene. The suspect was also arrested by the police. Mystery shrouds elderly man’s death at Mundian An elderly man was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Mundian, near Bhamian. His body was found in an empty plot on Sunday morning. The deceased was identified as Amar Singh (60), a resident of MG City, Bhamian. An empty bottle of whisky was also found near the body. The police suspected that the victim seemed to have been died due to excessive consumption of liquor. On Sunday, when the police got to know about the incident, officials from the Jamalpur police station reached the spot. They recovered a diary from the pocket of the deceased in which the mobile number of the deceased’s son, Sohan Singh, was written. The police called him who reached the spot and identified his father. He said his father had gone for a walk on Saturday night but did not return home. He suspected that his father could have been killed by some unidentified persons and the police should probe the matter. Meanwhile, the police said they would take action accordingly after the arrival of the post-mortem report. Ludhiana, August 28 The Crime Branch-2 of the Ludhiana police today arrested two persons and seized 34 boxes of illicit liquor from them. The accused have been identified as Inderjit Singh, alias Sonu (40), and Rajesh Kumar Bhollu (52), both residents of Janta Nagar. Crime Branch in-charge inspector Beant Juneja said a tip-off was received that the two persons were into the liquor smuggling trade and had taken a room on rent at Janta Nagar where they had kept a huge stock of illicit liquor. Inspector Juneja said Inderjit was also arrested by the Shimlapuri police in 2021 for liquor smuggling while Rajesh was arrested on liquor and drug smuggling charges in 2018. Both had later come out on bail. However, they had again started the illegal trade. The inspector said the police remand of the two PPCB urged to check Fine art discharge of effluents The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO would be sought for further interrogation so that entire supply line of liquor smuggling could be busted. Meanwhile, the DCP (Crime), Varinderpal Singh Brar, said the police adopts zero tolerance against drug and liquor smuggling and strict action would be taken against miscreants involved in the illegal trade. — TNS Mining officials attackedin Machhiwara, 14 booked Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 28 Dyeing units have urged the state government and the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to check the dumping of effluents into sewerage lines and nullahs from scattered dyeing units that have not been linked with any of the three common effluent treatment plants (CETP). The units discharging water in the three CETPs feel that almost 200 members of scattered CETPs are discharging water discharge as per norms whereas the scattered industry was directly discharging the untreated water, adding to the pollution levels. Bobby Jindal, a dyeing unit owner, said dyeing units were registered after getting all clearances. Whereas, the scattered dyeing units were discharging excessive untreated water directly. “Why should we bear the brunt or be condemned every time for adding pollution to water bodies. We are following all rules and regulations whereas others are adding pollution without any check,” Bobby Jindal said. An artist gives the finishing touches to an idol of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi in Ludhiana on Sunday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN Ludhiana, August 28 A Mining Department team on its way to conduct a raid at an illegal mining site at Tandimand near Machhiwara Sahib was attacked by several assailants on Saturday. The Machhiwara police registered a case against five persons, Sunil Kumar of Gonsgarh village, Pindi of Machhiwara, Gurpreet, Amrik Singh and Kulwinder of Tandimand and nine other unidentified assailants. Complainant Munish Batra, assistant district mining officer, in a complaint to the police said on August 27, a tip-off was received that illegal mining was going on at Tandimand village. He along with the team of the Mining Department was going to conduct a raid. When the team reached the spot, it was attacked by the assailants. Mining officials said the suspects had also damaged motorcycles and vehicles of the officials. They had to run to save their lives. Meanwhile, the Machhiwara police reached the spot and seized one tractor-trailer, a motorcycle and a car from the spot. Investigating officer ASI Pargat Singh said raids were being conducted to nab the assailants. Residents await bioremediation of legacy waste Harshraj Singh WORK LIKELY TO BEGIN NEXT MONTH Tribune News Service A girl gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA 8 more contract virus Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 28 Eight persons tested positive for Covid in Ludhiana district. A total of 1,13,335 persons have tested positive and 3,014 patients have lost their lives to the deadly virus since March 2020 in the district. On Sunday, there were 97 active cases, of which 91 have been asked to isolate themselves in their homes while six are admitted to private hospitals. At present, the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients is 97.26 per cent. COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 38,96,397 1,13,335 97 7 3,014 Till date, 38,96,397 samples have been taken, of which 37,67,820 were found negative. Samples of 2,922 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly. Ludhiana, August 28 One month is on since the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered the Municipal Corporation (MC) to deposit Rs 100 crore with the District Magistrate, towards interim compensation, for its failure to comply with the solid waste management rules and other environmental norms. The NGT’s monitoring committee had highlighted in its report that around 30 lakh metric tonnes of legacy waste were accumulated at the MC’s main Jamalpur dumpsite near Kakka village. On July 27, the civic body announced that bioremediation of the legacy waste work would be started on the site within one month. However, residents of colonies and villages located near the MC’s main Jamalpur garbage dumpsite near Kakka village are still waiting for the launch of the project to deal with huge heaps of waste. Gurmit Singh of Kakka village said they were forced to suffer due to the huge collection of waste at the dumpsite near their village for many years. The unsanitary conditions and The bioremediation project to deal with 5 lakh metric tonnes of legacy waste at the MC’s main dumpsite, also known as Jamalpur dumpsite, near Kakka village, is expected to be started at the ground level next month, as per an MC official. The estimated cost of the project under the Smart City Mission is around Rs 27.17 crore. Machines to be used for the project are likely to reach the dumpsite soon, the official said. FORCED TO SUFFER DUE TO WASTE DUMPS ❝Weatare forced to suffer due to the huge collection of waste the dumpsite near our village. The unsanitary The MC’s main garbage dumpsite near Kakka village. FILE conditions and stink due to the garbage dump site have made the lives of people miserable. We demand from the government to provide us relief. Gurmit, KAKKA VILLAGE RESIDENT stink due to the garbage dump site have made the lives of people miserable. “We demand from the government to provide us relief from the menace at the earliest,” he said. A member of a public action committee working on environment-related issues, Col CM Lakhanpal (retd), said: “There is no improvement in waste management even now. The civic body should ensure disposal of legacy waste at the dumpsite as per the norms without any further delay. The corporation needs to take the matter seriously and ensure segregation sioner Aaditya Dachalwal said the project regarding bioremediation of 5 lakh metric tonnes of legacy waste was expected to be started at the ground level within around one month. The contractor concerned will have to complete the project within 18 months. He said the corporation had also prepared a detailed project report to deal with the remaining 25 lakh metric tonnes of legacy waste at the MC’s main dumpsite. The estimated cost of the proposed project was around Rs 168 crore. The file regarding c m y b and disposal of fresh waste also on a timely basis.” The bioremediation project to deal with 5 lakh metric tonnes of legacy waste at the MC’s main dumpsite, also known as Jamalpur dumpsite, near Kakka village, is expected to be started at the ground level next month, as per an MC official. The estimated cost of the project under the Smart City Mission is around Rs 27.17 crore. Machines to be used for the project were likely to reach the dumpsite soon, an MC official said. MC Additional Commis- ❞ the project had been sent to the Department of Local Government for approval. Relief amount to be used for remedial measures During the hearing in a matter related to the death of seven members of a family in a hut (jhuggi) fire incident near the MC’s main dumpsite and the civic body’s failure to comply with the solid waste management rules, the NGT on July 25 ordered the corporation to deposit Rs 100 crore with the District Magistrate, Ludhiana, towards inter- im compensation within one month. It has to be kept in a separate account, to be utilised for remedial measures in terms of the report and overseen by a monitoring committee. The NGT order said if the corporation was unable to make such a deposit, it might be done by the state government. It was open to the corporation to recover the amount from those contributing to the garbage or those who failed to perform their duties, as per law. Also, the NGT order said in view of the preponderance of probabilities that the death of seven persons was attributable to the fire at the dumpsite, the corporation was liable to pay the compensation to their next of kin. The compensation was assessed at Rs 57.5 lakh. An official of the civic body said the MC kept Rs 57.5 lakh in a separate account. Notably, the corporation’s review application against the NGT order was already dismissed by the tribunal on August 18. The fund-starved MC is now planning to move the Supreme Court.
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