09112022-LT-01.qxd 11/9/2022 12:55 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE PB GIRLS, CHANDIGARH BOYS EMERGE BASEBALL CHAMPS PAGE 2 Sub-junior national baseball c’ship ends at Mata Gurdev Kaur Memorial Shahi Sports College of Physical Education. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY DISCOVERY+ LAUNCHES MONEY MAFIA SEASON 3 DOCU-SERIES PAGE 3 Money Mafia is returning to decode the hidden secrets of organised crime cartels of Mumbai. MAX 28°C | MIN 15°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 15°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:32 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:48 AM ~27 crore to be spent to process 5 LMT of legacy waste during first phase Tribune News Service Machines being used for bioremediation of legacy waste at the MC’s dumpsite near Kakka village; and (right) Local Bodies Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar inaugurates the project on Tuesday. PHOTOS: ASHWANI DHIMAN 25 LMT WASTE ACCUMULATED AT DUMPSITE NO ARRANGEMENT FOR DISPOSAL OF ‘DAILY’ WASTE The total area of the landfill site on Tajpur Road is 51.36 acre and is situated about 15 km from the city. MC officials said the accumulated legacy waste at the site is approximately 25 LMT. During the first phase of the project, which was inaugurated on Tuesday, 5 LMT of the legacy waste would be processed within 22 months. The project is will process the legacy waste accumulated at the city’s dumpsite over years. It does not cater to the new waste being generated daily in the city. Notably, around 1,100 tonnes of garbage are generated Ludhiana daily. However, the MC is yet to take steps to ensure the processing of daily waste. Its waste processing plant has been lying closed since February, 2021. awarded to Sagar Motors, which would process 1,440 tons of waste per day at the plant by using zero landfill technology. The contractor had also agreed to deploy extra machinery at the site to complete the work before the deadline, the minister said. He also pointed out that tenders for the second and the state government was making sincere efforts to make Punjab clean and green by scientific disposal of solid waste. The minister was also accompanied by MLAs Daljit Singh Grewal, Hardeep Singh Mundian, Madan Lal Bagga, Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal phase of the project, would deal with the remaining 19.62 LMT of legacy waste, had already been floated. Dr Nijjar said the project would provide relief to city residents from the foul smell emanating from the garbage dump site. He added that solid waste management was one of the biggest challenges for cities In Guru’s footsteps and DC Surabhi Malik on the occasion. Notably, around 1,100 tonnes of garbage is generated in the city on a daily basis. However, the MC is yet to take steps to ensure the processing of daily waste. The MC’s waste processing plant has been lying closed since February, 2021. WEDNESDAY | 9 NOVEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA ~2.17-cr vertical garden project kicks off in city Man shot at in Samrala over old enmity, critical Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 8 Punjab Local Bodies Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar on Tuesday inaugurated the vertical garden project at BRS Nagar. Covering 31 columns, vertical gardens are to be set up under the flyover in BRS Nagar along the Sidhwan Canal stretch. The minister was accompanied by MLAs Gurpreet Bassi Gogi, Madan Lal Bagga, Ashok Parashar Pappi, Hardeep Singh Mundian, Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu and civic Ludhiana, November 8 A man was shot by an assailant at Balion village in Samrala late on Monday evening. He received six bullet injuries and was under treatment at the Christian Medical College and Hospital here, where his condition was stated to be critical. The victim was identified as Dinesh Bhardwaj, alias Brahman. As per information, on Monday he was cornered by Samrala resident Simmy, along with his accomplices, at the bus stand in the village. The victim had old enmity with Simmy. After pumping six bullets into the body of Dinesh, Simmy fled the spot with the other suspects. The victim sustained bullet injuries in his stomach and on foot and hand. The victim was taken to the Civil Hospital, Samrala, from where he was referred to the CMCH, Ludhiana. Sources said a few days ago, Dinesh and Simmy had also exchanged heated arguments following which the latter had threatened the victim of dire consequences. The police suspect that the firing could be the conse- Work to be completed by January 31, 2023 body Commissioner Shena Aggarwal during the inaugration of the project. Dr Nijjar said the project would cost Rs 2.17 crore and would be completed by January 31, 2023. He said 260 plants of different varieties would be strung on bio-panels under the flyover and a drip irrigation facility would also be set up for watering the plants daily. The minister said the company to which tenders had been allotted would also maintain the gardens for the next three years. Int'l anti-terrorist front chief gets his escort vehicle back His five gunmen suspended for dereliction of duty Nikhil Bhardwaj TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Tribune News Service Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Parkash Utsav of Guru Nanak Dev at Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib in Ludhiana. P2 PAGE 4 Britney Spears has revealed that she is suffering from incurable nerve damage on the right side of her body. Minister inaugurates much-awaited legacy waste bioremediation project Ludhiana, November 8 The much-awaited project for bioremediation of legacy waste was launched here on Tuesday. Local Bodies Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar inaugurated a legacy waste bioremediation plant at the Tajpur Road dump site, near Kakka today. The plant will process five lakh metric tonne (LMT) of legacy waste in its first phase of functioning in the next 22 months. The first phase of the project, which is a part of the Ludhiana Smart City Mission, will cost Rs 27.17 crore. The total area of the landfill site on Tajpur Road is 51.36 acre and is situated about 15 km from the city. MC officials said the accumulated legacy waste at the site is approximately 25 LMT. Minister Nijjar said the process for disposing of the legacy waste accumulated at the site would be carried out through the bioremediation process in two phases. He added that the work of the first phase had been BRITNEY SPEARS SUFFERING INCURABLE NERVE DAMAGE Ludhiana, November 8 A few days after the murder of a Hindu outfit leader, Sudhir Suri, in Amritsar, president of the International AntiKhalistani Terrorist Front Gursimran Singh Mand claimed to have received several threats from pro- Khalistan leaders and gangsters, following which the Punjab Police have renewed his security cover and returned him escort Gypsy. The vehicle was taken back by the Punjab Police after the formation of government by Aam Aadmi Party in the state. On Monday night, when police officials, led by ADCP Sameer Verma, conducted a surprise security check at the house of Mand, officials found five gunmen missing from duty, that too, without keeping the senior police officials in the loop. After Commissioner of Police (CP) Kaustubh Sharma came to know about the negligence, he suspended the five gunmen and replaced them with other personnel. The suspended gunmen include three ASIs, a head constable and a constable. The new gunmen have been categorically told to discharge their duties effectively and avoid any kind of negligence. At present, Mand has 10 armed gunmen along with the escort Gypsy. Recently, he claimed to have received threats from members of Goldy Brar and Lawrence Bishnoi gangs. He had also submitted complaints to the Ludhiana police and the cyber wing had already launched a probe to identify the callers. “Recently, when the police gave bullet proof jackets to me and four Hindu leaders, I again got a threat message on WhatsApp from some international number and the sender who claims himself as the member of Goldy Brar gang says the jackets will not be able to save me from their bullets,” Mand said. Meanwhile, all Hindu outfit leaders had been asked by the top cop to carry their gunmen along all the time and also inform if they resort to negligence on duty. The Commissioner of Police has also told senior officials to conduct surprise checks to ensure safety of the protectees. The victim, Dinesh Bhardwaj, at the CMCH. TRIBUNE PHOTO VICTIM ATTACKED AT VILLAGE BUS STAND The victim, Dinesh Bhardwaj, alias Brahman, was cornered by Samrala resident Simmy, along with his accomplices, at the bus stand in Balion village on Monday. Dinesh had old enmity with Simmy. quence of the dispute between them. Samrala SHO Bhinder Singh said after registering an attempt to murder case, raids were being conducted to nab the suspects. 2 weeks after attack on brother-sister duo, three booked Ludhiana, November 8 Around two weeks after the brother-sister duo was attacked by assailants, the Sidhwan Bet police yesterday registered a case against the assailants. The suspects have been identified as Jaswant Singh, Dilshad Ravi and Surjit Singh. Complainant Palwinder Singh said on October 24 he had come to the house of his sister, Balwinder Kaur, in Gorsian Kadar village. The suspects had barged into the house of his sister and attacked both of them with sharp weapons. It was only when he raised an alarm, the accused escaped from the spot. He said the suspects had old enmity with his sister who also stays in Gorsian Kadar village. “Since they had been threatening my sister for a long time and I was supporting her in the matter, they wanted to kill me,” the complainant alleged. — TNS Dope test order draws criticism Road leading to Shanigaon temple in poor state MC asks contractual sanitation workers to undergo test Tribune News Service GOVT HUMILIATING CONTRACTUAL WORKERS: CONG Ludhiana, November 8 After the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation made a dope test mandatory for contractual safai karamcharis and sewermen whose jobs are being regularised, various organisations criticised the order. The state government recently announced the regularisation of the jobs of 3,542 contractual safai karamcharis and sewermen of the Ludhiana MC. Now, an order has been issued to the employees, whose jobs are being regularised, to undergo a dope Raising his voice against the dope test order, a Congress leader and former councillor, Parminder Mehta, said the state government was humiliating the contractual employees by adding a condition of dope test for regularisation of their jobs. He said safai karamcharis should not be harassed to get their dope test done. test. The employees said the condition of the dope test would cause harassment for them and they also met unions in this regard. Raising his voice against the dope test order, a Congress leader and former councillor Parminder Mehta said the government was humiliating the contractual employees by adding a con- dition of dope test for regularisation of their jobs. He said safai karamcharis should not be harassed to get their dope test done. Mehta said getting a dope test done was the need of the hour but making such a test mandatory for only sanitation workers raises many questions continued on page 2 Resident writes to Chief Minister Mann to get damaged stretch recarpeted, beautified Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 8 Commuters are a harried lot on a potholed stretch that leading to Shanigaon temple from the National Highway-44 near the Sutlej bridge. Confusion also prevails as residents said it was not clear whether the stretch is a part of Ludhiana or Jalandhar district. The residents sought the state government to direct the department concerned to get the road recarpeted at the earliest. A former member of the District Ludhiana West SubDivision Grievances Redressal c m y b The pothole-riddled stretch from the NH-44 to Shanigaon temple needs authorities' care. INDERJEET VERMA Committee, Satish Thaman (80), wrote to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, highlighting the poor condition of the road that also leads to some villages of Ludhiana district. He said: “After crossing the Ladhowal toll plaza and the Sutlej bridge, there is a road that leads to the Shanigaon temple. Many potholes have developed on the stretch. There is a dire need to recarpet it. I often visit the place and many people had complained about the poor condition of the road. The stretch should be demarcated, widened and beautified. It should also be clearly mentioned that which department would look after the road. Also, there should be a provision for functional street lights. The government should take necessary steps to meet our demands.” continued on page 2
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