13092022-LT-01.qxd 9/13/2022 12:42 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE WORK ON UPCOMING HALWARA AIRPORT YET TO TAKE OFF Two months after takeover of work by AAI, interim terminal construction and allied assignments still incomplete. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF WOMAN HELD WITH 25-GM HEROIN PAGE 2 CHETAN HANSRAJ SPEAKS ON HIS ROLE IN SHUBH SHAGUN PAGE 3 Chetan Hansraj, who plays the role of Brijesh in show Shubh Shagun on Dangal TV, says it is a fabulous show. MAX 34°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:35 PM 17-YR-OLD GIRL GOES MISSING Ludhiana: A 17-year-old girl has been reported missing from her house in New Kundanpuri since Saturday. In a complaint lodged with the police, the father of the girl said his daughter had left home on Saturday afternoon without telling anybody and did not return. He suspected that the girl was kidnapped by someone. The police have registered a case under Section 346 of the IPC. OC MOBILES SEIZED, PRISONERS BOOKED Ludhiana: The police have booked unidentified prisoners after the recovery of six mobile phones, two phone chargers and 25 sachets of tobacco from the Central Jail, here, on September 6. The next day, four hidden mobile phones were seized. The police have registered two separate cases under sections of the Prisons Act on the basis of complaints lodged by the Assistant Superintendent of the Central Jail. OC SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:09 AM Our Correspondent Ludhiana, September 12 A huge portion of Ishmeet Road from Ishmeet Chowk towards the railway level crossing, near Pakhowal Road, again caved in this morning, causing inconvenience to commuters and residents of the area. The caved-in portion, which measured around 12-15 feet, was formed at the site where the road had given in. It was the second cave-in incident on the same stretch, which leads to Model Town Extension and Shastri Nagar and also provides a passage to Dugri. It is one of the most congested roads in the city. The portion of the road had caved in earlier this year in February and the Municipal Corporation had undertaken emergency repair work (by simply filling the hole with earth, sand and debris) to restore traffic on the stretch. Residents of the area, however, claim that the portion of the road was never properly repaired and shoddy work was carried out for early resumption of traffic on the caved-in stretch. The caved-in portion of Ishmeet Road, before the railway level crossing towards Hero Traffic was disrupted after a portion of the Ishmeet Road caved in near the Pakhowal Road railway level crossing in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN PREVIOUS INCIDENT OCCURRED IN FEB The same portion of the road had caved in February this year and the Municipal Corporation had undertaken emergency repair work (by simply filling the hole with earth, sand and debris) to restore traffic on the stretch. Bakery Chowk on Pakhowal Road, was even otherwise a busy stretch and due to temporary closure of Pakhowal Road from Hero Bakery Chowk till Sidhwan Canal, the passage was being provided to entire traffic of Dugri via Ishmeet Road and Krishna Mandir Road in Model Town Extension. “There were traffic jams throughout the day and even as the civic body has deployed workers to carry out emergency repairs and fill the deep opening, the damaged portion of the road could not be opened to traffic till late evening,” said a shopkeeper on Ishmeet Road. Another area resident said, “This is not the first but the third instance of the same portion of road cave-in. Despite disruptions in traffic and inconven- Up in arms ience to residents and shopkeepers of the area, only sand/earth is filled in the opening without proper compaction or carpeting. As a result, the road gets damaged time and again.” Civic body officials said emergency repair work had been started but the damaged portion of the road would be recarpeted or relaid only once the works of the railway underpass and the railway overbridge were completed and the stretch of Pakhowal Road from Hero Bakery Chowk to Sidhwan Canal, at present closed to traffic, was reopened. NHM employees seek regular jobs Demonstrators, led by the SGPC, hold a protest, demanding release of Sikh political prisoners, outside the DC office in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Ludhiana, September 12 National Health Mission (NHM) employees today staged a protest outside the office of the Civil Surgeon, demanding regularisation of their services. “Doctors, paramedics, office staff and nurses working under the NHM in the Health Department have been managing with minimal salaries for the past 15 years. AAP leaders had promised to regularise their jobs, keeping in view their hard work during the pandemic. However, after the formation of the government, they seem to have forgotten their promise,” Kiranjeet Kaur, president of the NHM Employees Union, said. — TNS Ludhiana, September 12 Non-teaching staff of the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) staged a dharna in front of the main gate of the university today. They were protesting against the non-implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission. Raising slogans, the agitating employees said they were not receiving salaries as per the Sixth Pay Commission. Didar Singh, the president of the GADVASU Non-Teaching Employees Union, said the employees were facing financial losses due to the nonimplementation of the 6th Pay Commission. “Employees of Punjab Agricultural University and other government departments have received arrears and are getting salaries according to the 6th Pay Commission, why we are being discriminated against?” Didar asked. The union has decided to go on an indefinite strike if their demands are not met by September 19. A cop at the victim’s gym in Hargobindpura. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Our Correspondent Non-teaching staff of GADVASU stage a protest in Ludhiana on Monday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN Ludhiana, September 12 A gym trainer, Honey Malhotra (35), reportedly shot himself with his licensed weapon late last night. He sustained critical gunshot injuries and was rushed to the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, here, for treatment. Doctors told the police that the gym trainer was c m y b still in a critical condition and not in a position to give any statement. According to the police, Honey locked himself in a room of the gym in Hargobindpura around 11 pm on Sunday and allegedly shot himself. “We will take further action in the case after recording the statement of the victim,” said ASI Surjeet Singh, in-charge, Jagatpuri police post. Silver jewellery, cash stolen from house Ludhiana, September 12 The police have arrested a person, identified as Prince, a resident of Dashmesh Nagar, Gill Road, and recovered a stolen Hero Splendor motorcycle (bearing registration no. PB 91E 8526) from him. The police said the suspect was stopped at a naka near Tikoni Park on Sunday and during questioning, it was found that he was driving a stolen two-wheeler. A case under Section 379 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered. Implement pay panel, demand 35-yr-old gym trainer non-teaching GADVASU staff ‘shoots self’, critical Tribune News Service TUESDAY | 13 SEPTEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA Ishmeet Road portion caves Man held with stolen mobike in again, commuters suffer POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 4 pm: Sarabha Nagar Blocks A, C, J, MC Zone-D Office, Hero Bakery Chowk and Pakhowal Road. 10 am to 6 pm: Industrial Area-A and Textile Colony. PAGE 4 Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Brahmastra: Part 1 - Shiva did not stop making money over a bumper weekend. Our Correspondent Ludhiana: The police have arrested a woman, identified as Soma Rani, a resident of Jawahar Nagar Camp, from a locality near a shop on Sunday and made a seizure of 25 gm of heroin from her possession. Sub-inspector Avneet Kaur, who was on a patrol duty in the area, said on seeing the police party, the suspect tried to escape. But she was overpowered and the contraband was seized from her. She has been booked under Sections 21-B, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. OC AYAN MUKHERJI’S BRAHMASTRA BRINGS JOY TO B-TOWN In another incident, a house in Dev Nagar on Hambran Road was burgled. The owner and his family were in Kolkata for the past about one month. In a complaint lodged with the police, Satish Gupta, a resident of Dev Nagar, Hambran Road, said he was out of the city when his relative Sandeep informed him about a theft in his house on September 8. “I returned home on September 10 and found that locks of the house were broken and thieves had taken R’sthan couple booked for fraud 18 more contract virus in district Our Correspondent Ludhiana, September 12 The police have booked a couple, Madhu Parekh and her husband Prakash Parekh, owners of a firm, Priyanshi Agencies, and residents of Mohan Nagar, Jaipur, under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC on fraud charges. They were booked on the complaint of Varinder Singla, owner of a firm, Bajrang Agro Industries, Mehlon, in the district. Singla said in a complaint lodged with the police that the duo had purchased ghee worth Rs 40,99,288 from his firm on credit basis for trading. The couple had allegedly issued a cheque for the outstanding amount of Rs 8,72,650 but the same was not honoured by the bank due to the ‘stop payment’ instructions given to the bank by the duo. Further investigation in the matter was on. Ludhiana, September 12 According to the office of the Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, 18 persons tested positive for Covid in the district on Monday while no loss of life was reported. Civil Surgeon Hitinder Kaur said a total of 1,13,479 persons have tested positive and 3,016 patients have lost their lives to the deadly virus since March 2020 in the district. There were 77 active cases on Monday, of which 73 have been asked to isolate themselves in their homes while four are admitted to private hospitals. At present, the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients is 97.27 per cent. Till date, a total of 39,37,666 samples have been taken, of which 38,08,913 were found negative. Samples of 1,310 suspected patients were sent for away some silver ornaments and cash kept in a room.” said the complainant. The police have registered a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the Indian Penal Code. Two-wheeler stolen A Hero HF Deluxe motorcycle (PB 10HA 4264), parked outside a house in Model Town Extension, was reportedly stolen. Owner of the vehicle told the police that he had parked the two-wheeler outside the house in Model Town Extension from where it was stolen. The police have registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC. A boy gets jabbed against Covid in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 39,37,666 1,13,479 77 15 3,016 testing today, the results of which are expected shortly. Shape up your future with CT University Industry Collaborative Programmes
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