08112022-LT-01.qxd 08-11-2022 00:24 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE COLONISERS’ BODY LAMBASTS GOVT POLICIES, HOLDS PROTEST Members of Land Dealers and Colonisers Association stage a protest near the Ladhowal toll plaza against government. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 2 ‘TU ZAKHM HAI’ ROLE MAKES DONAL BISHT EMOTIONAL PAGE 3 GIGI HADID QUITS TWITTER, CALLS IT CESSPOOL OF HATE Bisht, who plays Kavya in ‘Tu Zakhm Hai’, went through an emotional time while getting into the skin of the character. MAX 29°C | MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 17°C SUNSET TUESDAY 5:33 PM PAGE 4 The American model deactivated her Twitter account after Musk’s $44bn takeover of the social media platform. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:48 AM TUESDAY | 8 NOVEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA 5 yrs on, sewage woes not resolved, Finish ongoing road projects on time: MP to NHAI officials vacant plots turn ponds in Ward 2 Tribune News Service Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 7 Though residents have been complaining about overflowing sewage and accumulation of dirty water in vacant plots at Sanyas Nagar and nearby areas in Ward 2 for the past around five years, the Municipal Corporation (MC) is yet to wake up from its slumber. Some of the lowlying vacant plots, which are below the road level, in the residential area are turning into ponds of filthy water. Amid the unsanitary conditions and accumulated stinking water in the plots, threat of any disease outbreak cannot be ignored. The residents said they had raised the matter before the civic body and elected representatives as well but to no avail. They demanded that the faulty sewerage system must be fixed without any further delay. A resident, Santosh, said: “There is no relief from the poor sewerage system in the area that often remains choked, resulting in sewage overflows in streets of Sanyas Sewage overflows in an empty plot at Sanyas Nagar in Ward 2 of Ludhiana. FIX FAULTY SEWERAGE SYSTEM: AREA RESIDENTS Residents said they had raised the matter before the civic body and elected representatives but to no avail. They demanded that the faulty sewerage system must be fixed without any further delay. Nagar, Bajrang Vihar and surrounding areas. The plots are turning into dirty ponds. We are forced to live under miserable conditions. Nobody is ready to hear our voice.” A young man, Rohit, said, “A few plots located next to my house remain flooded with sewage the whole year as the issue has not been resolved despite our repeated Shimlapuri resident gets life term for killing woman over money dispute Legal Correspondent Ludhiana, November 7 Court of Sessions Judge Munish Singal has convicted Upinder Verma, alias Lala (41), a resident of Singla Palace, Shimlapuri, on the charges of killing a woman, Pratima Devi, by strangling her following a money dispute. The accused was sentenced to undergo rigorous life imprisonment and ordered to pay a fine of Rs 10,000. The court held that the prosecution had successfully proved charges against the accused. It also declined the plea of leniency raised by him. Additional public prosecutor BD Gupta said a case was registered against the accused at the Daba police station on November 11, 2019, following the statement of Sanjeev Kumar, the husband of the deceased. The complainant had stated to the police that he had purchased a house in the name of his wife at Gurmail Nagar, Lohara, for which he had borrowed an amount of Rs 1,00,000 from the accused. In lieu of this, the accused had kept the sale deed of the property in his possession. After a short span of time, the accused started demanding his money back and threatened to kill the husband-wife duo if they failed to do so. On November 9, 2019, the accused came to the house of the complainant to demand his money. However, the latter expressed his inability to do so and left for his job. At about 4.15 pm, the accused called the complainant and said his wife had become uncon- scious and was being taken to Apollo Hospital, Ludhiana. He called the complainant again after some time and said his wife had expired. Geetanjli, the daughter of the deceased, told the police that after his father had left for his job, the accused started quarrelling with her mother. He threatened her to keep mum or face dire consequences. After some time, the accused raised an alarm in the street that Geetanjli’s mother had fallen unconscious. However, the accused had actually killed her by strangling her, deceased’s daughter added. However, the accused pleaded innocence during the trial. After appreciating the evidence on record, the court found him guilty and sentenced him accordingly. INDERJEET VERMA demands. A private school is also located near my house and school teachers had raised the matter earlier too. It is difficult to live under such poor conditions. The accumulated sewage in plots stink badly. We demand from the state government to direct the civic body to find out a permanent solution to the problem.” The then MLA from Ludhiana East Sanjay Talwar had in 2021 stated that the sewerage system was not laid in a proper manner in the past there. He had said when a sewerage disposal unit was run, sewer lines in Sanyas Nagar get cleared but sewers start overflowing in other areas. If the disposal is not run, Sanyas Nagar sewer lines start overflowing. The present MLA from Ludhiana East, Daljeet Singh Grewal, said they would take required steps to find out a permanent solution to the years’ old sewerage-related issue in Sanyas Nagar and nearby areas. He also gave directions to MC officials to get the sewerage lines cleaned. MC’s Executive Engineer Pardeep Saluja said steps would be taken to get the problem resolved soon. Meanwhile, the Sanyas Nagar residents also complained about poor lifting of garbage and waste collection from houses in the area. They said many street lights were also non-functional in the area. MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, who is also the Chairman of the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA), was presiding over the committee’s meeting to review various state and Central Government-sponsored schemes at the Bachat Bhawan here on Monday. Bhawan here today. While reviewing various schemes, the MP asked the officials to organise awareness camps to make people aware about the schemes so that people at grassroots level could be enrolled under various schemes run by the government. He also asked them to execute the work in a time-bound manner. Bittu said all departments, especially Education, Agri- culture, Social Welfare, Health, Municipal Corporation, Water Supply and Sanitation, Rural Development, need to play an active role to facilitate the people who visit their offices daily. He was accompanied by Fatehgarh Sahib MP Amar Singh, Zila Parishad chairman Yadwinder Singh Jandiali, Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik, besides heads of all government departments and several others. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Unsanitary conditions trouble residents of Sanyas Nagar, nearby areas BITTU REVIEWS GOVT-SPONSORED SCHEMES Ludhiana, November 7 Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu today directed National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) officials to ensure timely completion of ongoing road projects as it was causing problems for the common man. He also urged residents to avail maximum benefit of government schemes. Bittu, who is also the Chairman of the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA), was presiding over the committee’s meeting to review various state and Central Government-sponsored schemes at the Bachat MP Ravneet Bittu interacts with officials at Bachat Bhawan in Ludhiana on Monday. ~4L cash, jewellery stolen Man booked Don’t burn stubble from from Tibba Road house for developing 2-4 pm, farmers urged Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 7 A burglary was reported in a house located in Kabir Nagar on Tibba Road, here. The thieves decamped with Rs 4 lakh in cash and other valuables, including gold and silver jewellery. House owner Navdeep Saini said he came to know about the theft on returning from his on Saturday. A case under Section 380 of the IPC has been registered against an unidentified person at the Tibba police station here on Sunday. Saini said the house was locked when the theft occurred. An unidentified person had broken the house lock and ransacked the rooms, he said. The thief stole gold and silver jew- Divine radiance ellery, Rs 4 lakh in cash and one mobile phone from a cupboard in the house. The complainant claimed he had incurred losses of Rs 15 lakh due to the theft. One arrested with illegal weapon The police arrested a man and seized a countrymade illegal weapon from his possession. The suspect has been identified as Zindagi Kumar of Bhattian village. Investigating officer Amrik Singh said the suspect was arrested when he was coming towards Hambran Road from Income Tax Colony. A case under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act had been registered against the suspect at the PAU police station, he said. Elderly woman crushed to death by truck An illuminated Gurdwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji on the eve of the 553rd Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev at Model Town in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN c m y b Ludhiana, November 7 An elderly woman lost her life after she reportedly got crushed under a speeding tipper truck near Partap Chowk here on Monday. Her husband, who was riding a scooter, suffered minor injuries. The deceased has been identified as Hema Dhir (70). A police official said the deceased’s husband stated that he had lost control over the scooter due to which they fell on the road. Following which, his wife got crushed to death under the tipper truck. The tipper driver managed to escape while leaving the vehicle at the spot. The victim’s family did not lodge any FIR. Hema’s husband said the truck driver was not responsible for the mishap. — TNS illegal colony Ludhiana, November 7 Following a complaint filed by an official of the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA), a man has been booked for allegedly developing an illegal colony on Dhandra Road, Alamgir. He is accused of violating the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act, 1995. The suspect has been identified as Mohammad Nadeem. GLADA’s Junior Engineer Rohit Goyal filed a complaint against him. In the complaint, Goyal alleged that the suspect developed an unauthorised colony, Meet Enclave, on Dhandra Road. He said the suspect also sold plots in his illegal colony by violating the rules. A case under Section 36 (1) of the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act, 1995, has been registered. — TNS Lovleen Bains Doraha, November 7 A joint appeal by parents, students and drivers of school vans is making rounds on social media. Farmers have been urged to dissuade from burning stubble from 2 pm to 4 pm, when school buses ferry students to their homes. Jaswinder Singh, who drives a school van of GTB School in Doraha, said farmers resort to stubble burning as and when they feel convenient. “We as drivers are answerable to hundreds of parents whose children are travelling in our vehicles. Many times winds divert smoke towards link roads, due to which visibility is reduced,” said Bachittar Singh, who drives a van of Mount International School. “In such a situation, the driver has two options either to pass through the thick smoke or wait. The former may prove hazardous. Otherwise, the children get late and their parents start calling us. Both options are problematic. We request the farmers not to burn stubble between 2 and 4 pm as school and college vans and buses ply during this period,” the driver said. “A number of mishaps have occurred due to stubble burning in the past. We request the farmers not to burn stubble when the children return from school,” said the mother of a student. Pvt firm to maintain vertical garden for 3 yrs, says MLA Gogi, MC Commissioner visit project site at BRS Nagar Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 7 The Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, is going to develop a vertical garden under the Southern Bypass ROB, along the Sidhwan Canal at BRS Nagar here. The estimated cost of the project, which is under the Smart City Mission, is Rs 2.17 crore. Ludhiana West MLA Gurpreet Gogi, along with MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal and officials, visited the project site on Monday. Gogi said the project work had been awarded to a private company that would plant saplings and maintain flow- MLA Gurpreet Gogi and others inspect the project site at BRS Nagar. ers there for three years. Later, Gogi paid a surprise visit to the government school at Sunet village under Ward 72 where he inspected the quality of the mid-day meal. Meanwhile, the school principal and staff raised demands for new classrooms for students, an RO water purifier, construction of a kitchen shed and other facilities at the school. The MLA assured the staff that the issues would be resolved soon.
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