18092022-LT-01.qxd 18-09-2022 00:43 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE SANS MEDICINES, INFRA, RURAL DISPENSARIES CRY FOR ATTENTION PAGE 2 It seems the authorities have forgotten rural dispensaries, which are grappling with poor infra and medicine shortage FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SINGER RAVEENA MEHTA IS ALL SET FOR HER PLAYBACK DEBUT PAGE 3 Raveena has given her voice to the title track for Mansi Bagla’s next project Falling in Love Again. MAX 34°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:28 PM Tribune News Service MC officials during the F&CC meeting at Mayor’s camp office in Ludhiana on Saturday. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN MAJOR PROJECTS GET APPROVAL Trenchless Rehabilitation of Existing Storm Water Drains by Standalone Structural Lining Technology, development of Ghumar Mandi and National Road as Smart Road project, development of a semi-Olympic-sized allweather indoor swimming pool and purchase of machinery for solid waste management were among main projects that got approval by the F&CC of the Municipal Corporation on Saturday. In the meeting headed by Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu and MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal, around 155 resolutions were presented before the panel today, of which 100 were approved, as per information. Senior Deputy Mayor Sham Sundar Malhotra said the project works, which were to be carried out under the general quota funds of the civic body were not approved today. At present, the MC was facing a shortage of funds. Malhotra said projects related to the Smart City Mission and other Central or state government schemes were approved by the panel today. The F&CC has approved a resolution regarding the project of development of a semiOlympic-sized all-weather indoor swimming pool, to be developed at the Rakh Bagh Sports Complex, here, at an estimated cost of Rs 5.22 crore. The MC will handle the project with funding from the LSCL. A project, which would be funded by the LSCL, for the instalation of UID plates on properties has also been approved today. Its estimated cost was earlier around Rs 9 crore but it has been revised and reduced to Rs 4.84 crore now. Earlier, there was a plan to install stainless steel plates for UID numbers under the project but now aluminium plates would be installed. Senior Deputy Mayor Sham Sundar Malhotra said a resolution regarding the proposed project for the installation of a chain link fencing along the Sidhwan Canal from Lohara Bridge to Barewal Ludhiana at an estimated cost of Rs 6.75 crore has been kept pending. He said officials had been told to take the required no objection certificate (NOC) from the department concerned. Malhotra said the panel SUNRISE MONDAY 6:12 AM had given the nod to a project to purchase machinery for solid waste management under the Swachh Bharat Mission. The MC has to purchase eight backhoe loaders and a poclain machine. Besides, the civic body would have to purchase four sewer jetting-cum-suction machines of 8,000-litre capacity, four sewer jetting-cumsuction machines of 4,000 litres of capacity and three hydrovac sets from the grants under the 15th Finance Commission. The panel has also given its approval for the security surveillance system project at the Mini-Secretariat, at an estimated cost of Rs 3.89 crore. The funds would be provided by the LSCL for the project under which cameras would be installed at the Court Complex, including parking and surrounding areas, the DC Office complex, the CP’s office, main entrance of the district courts and area along the Bachat Bhawan. The panel has also given its nod to the development of Ghumar Mandi and National Road as Smart Road project. The LSCL-funded project’s estimated cost is Rs 25.67 crore. The project works include underground electric cables and other wires in a single trench on both sides, 1.2 m footpath on both sides of the road, road width of 8 meters, road furniture, including benches and street lights, etc, five rain shelters, two advertising screens and three water ATMs. 3 fresh Covid cases Two lose ~5.35L to online frauds Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 17 According to the office of the Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, three persons tested positive for Covid while no loss of life due to the virus was reported on Saturday in the district. Civil Surgeon Hitinder Kaur said 1,13,508 persons have tested positive and a total of 3,016 patients lost their lives to the deadly virus since March 2020 in the district. On Saturday, there were 60 active cases, of which 57 have been told to isolate themselves in their homes while three were admitted to hospitals. At present, the recovery rate of Covid patients is 97.29 per cent. Till date, a total of COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 39,51,110 1,13,508 60 4 3,016 39,51,110 samples have been taken, of which 38,22,323 were found negative. On Saturday, samples of 2,810 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly. Ludhiana, September 17 A miscreant posing himself as a relative of a city-based man’s neighbour from Canada duped him of Rs 3.85 lakh. After conducting a fourmonth-long probe, the city police registered a case of fraud and criminal conspiracy against three suspects, Gurmukh Singh and Afrin, both residents of Kolkata, and Advik Sharma of West Bengal. The complainant, Karaj Singh, of New Shimlapuri told the police that in April he got a WhatsApp call from some international number and the caller introduced himself as a relative his neighbour. “The suspect took my bank account number and claimed to have sent Rs 24 lakh into it and asked me to buy a proper- Fraudsters tell victims they have transferred money to them and ask to send back part of it ty in the area. He told me not to share the development with his relative, who is my immediate neighbour. The suspect also sent me a bank receipt. Later, he asked me to send Rs 3.85 as he needed money to pay for his airline ticket to travel to India. When I transferred the amount, I was shocked to know that he had not sent any money to my account and the bank receipt sent by him was fake,” the complainant alleged. Inspector Parmod Kumar said help of the West Bengal Police would be sought to nab the fraudsters. c m y b PAGE 4 The web series will focus on the personal and professional lives of Malaika Arora and Amrita Arora. F&CC okays 100 of 155 resolutions Ludhiana, September 17 The Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation (MC), Ludhiana, on Saturday gave its nod for a project for the trenchless rehabilitation of existing storm water drains in the ABD area at an estimated cost of Rs 82.22 crore. This project would strengthen the storm water drains with a standalone structural Lining technology in ABD areas, including the Ishmeet Chowk road in Shastri Nagar, Malhar Road, Dhami Eye Hospital Road up to the Buddha Nullah, said an official of the MC’s O&M branch. According to MC officials, the existing storm water drainage system in the ABD area was reportedly laid around 35 years ago and comprises brick drains. There had been recent cave-in incidents after the brick-made drains collapsed during the rains. The project was earlier prepared under the Smart City Mission and Ludhiana Smart City Limited (LSCL) is a special purpose vehicle incorporated to undertake such projects under the mission. But as per the Central Government directions, no new projects under the Smart City Mission were to be taken up after March 31, 2022, and the funding for the same would lapse on March 31, 2023. Now, the project will be launched by the civic body and Ludhiana Smart City Limited will fund the project. MALAIKA, AMRITA JOIN HANDS TO DO SERIES ARORA SISTERS In a similar incident, Daljit Singh of Boothgarh village was duped of Rs 1.5 lakh by Chinki Kumari of Bihar. The suspect had called the complainant in May and introduced herself as one of his relatives from Canada. After taking his savings bank account number, the suspect claimed to have sent Rs 6 lakh to the complainant and told him that she would take back the money after coming to India. “The same day, the suspect called again and said she urgently needed Rs 2.5 lakh and asked me to send the amount from the Rs 6 lakh he sent to me. I sent him Rs 1.5 lakh. Later, when i enquired from the bank, I was shocked to know that I have never got Rs 6 lakh in my account,” he alleged. — TNS SUNDAY | 18 SEPTEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA Man held for raping woman Ludhiana, September 17 A woman was forcibly taken to a park and raped by a man at Moti Nagar here. The police arrested the suspect, Daljit Kumar Goldy, of Vishwakarma Colony, yesterday. The complainant in the case, who is a resident of Bachitar Nagar, told the police that she was working at a factory. On September 15, when she was returning home, the suspect allegedly cornered her near a school. He reportedly pointed a knife at her Sangrur resident booked for sexual harassment and took her to a nearby park where he raped her. He also warned her of dire consequences if she informed the police about the incident. The victim said she had called her husband and informed him about the sexual assault. ASI Surjit Singh said the suspect had been arrested and further probe was on. A case had been registered. ASI, ‘aide’ nabbedfor taking ~5,000 bribe Chandigarh, September 17 Keeping in view the zero tolerance policy against corruption adopted by the Punjab Government, the state Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign has arrested Karamjit Singh Kamma red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 on behalf of ASI Harpreet Singh, posted at the anti-theft police station, PSPCL, Ludhiana. The VB said both suspects have been arrested on the complaint of Tarlochan Singh, a resident of Mandi Gobindgarh, Fatehgarh Sahib. A VB spokesperson said the complainant had approached the bureau and alleged that the ASI was demanding a bribe of Rs 15,000 to settle his domestic power theft case but later, the deal was struck at Rs 5,000. A case under Sections 7 and 7-A of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered at the VB police station Flying Squad-1, Punjab, in Mohali. — TNS 10 mobiles seized from jail Ludhiana, September 17 A surprise checking in the Central Jail led to the recovery of 10 cell phones and 50 gm of drug powder from jail inmates in separate incidents. During the surprise checking in jail on Thursday, three cell phones were seized from Mandeep Singh and Puneet. In another seizure, seven mobile phones were seized from Surjit Ram and Sunny. Of the seven phones, six were allegedly thrown inside by someone from the outer wall of the jail on the directions of Surjit. On the same day, officials also seized 50 gm of drug powder from an inmate, — TNS In another incident, the Sadar police registered a case of sexual harassment against Heera Singh of Sangrur. The suspect had been sexually harassing a woman of Manakwal. The complainant, who had a dispute with her husband, was staying at her parents’ house. The suspect had been allegedly forcing her for friendship. He had also recently tried to harass her sexually by and sought sexual favours from her. The suspect remains at large. — TNS 2 arrested with opium, heroin Ludhiana, September 17 The anti-narcotics cell of the Ludhiana police today arrested two persons and seized 1.5 kg of opium and 30 gm of heroin from their possession in separate incidents. DCP (Crime) Varinder Singh Brar said in the first incident, acting on a tip-off, the police team conducted a raid at Sherpur Kalan and arrested the suspect, identified as Sunil Kumar, with 1.5 kg of opium. Brar said Sunil was into the drug smuggling trade for some time and he used to bring consignments of opium from smugglers staying in other states. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against him. In the other case, the police nabbed Shahbir Singh, alias Micky, of Shimlapuri and seized 30 gm of heroin. The DCP said police officials were present on the Daba road where on suspicion the man was rounded up and during frisking, heroin was seized from him. A case has been registered. —TNS
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