14112022-LT-01.qxd 11/14/2022 1:13 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE LBA GIRLS, BOYS ENTER SEMIS OF BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP PAGE 2 LBA players qualified for semi-finals in boys and girls sections in 37th Punjab Youth Basketball Championship. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY HARYANA KI SHAKIRA IS OUT OF BIGG BOSS SEASON 16 PAGE 3 FATIMA SANA SHAIKH SPREADS AWARENESS ABOUT EPILEPSY Actor Salman Khan has declared the eviction of Haryana ki Shakira Gori Nagori’s from the Big Boss house. MAX 23°C | MIN 15°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 11°C SUNSET MONDAY 5:29 PM Fatima Sana Shaikh recently took to her social media handle to raise awareness about epilepsy. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:29 AM 3 of family die as cars collide in Samrala Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 13 Three members of a family, including two women, were killed in a road mishap after two cars collided on a highway at Samrala on Saturday night. Other occupants of the vehicles suffered serious injuries in the accident. The deceased have been identified as Ramandeep Kaur (38), Charanjit Kaur (44) and Sarabjit Singh (40), all residents of Machhiwara Sahib. The injured have been identified as Makhan Singh, Preeti Rani, Pawandeep Singh and Happy, all residents of Kotkapura. The accident occurred at around 10 pm on Saturday night. After the incident, the Samrala police reached the spot and rushed the victims to the Civil Hospital, Samrala. Three persons were declared brought dead by doctors on duty while others who suffered injuries are still undergoing treatment at the hospital. MONDAY | 14 NOVEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA Man posing as kin from Canada dupes resident of ~6.2 lakh Tribune News Service A truck that rammed into an electricity pole in Khanna. TRIBUNE PHOTO The ill-fated vehicles that collided in Samrala late on Saturday night. TRIBUNE PHOTO DECEASED WERE RETURNING TO MACHHIWARA Sources said Preeti was married in Sihala village, Samrala, and she was having a dispute with her husband. On Saturday evening, Preeti called her parents and informed them that her in-laws were physically harassing her. On this, Preeti’s mother Charanjit Kaur, uncle (father’s brother) Sarabjit, his wife Ramandeep Kaur and a neighbour reached the house of Preeti’s inlaws. Around 10 pm, Preeti, along with them, was returning to Machhiwara Two of the deceased killed in mishap. in a car when their vehicle collided head-on with another speeding car. As per medical officer at the Civil Hospital, Prabhjot Singh, Happy, Pawandeep and Makhan suffered head injuries and leg fractures while Preeti suffered head injuries. Owing to the serious condition, Makhan and Preeti were referred to a Ludhiana hospital late on Saturday night. Preeti was referred to Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, and later shifted to the PGI, Chandigarh. Sources said Preeti was married in Sihala village, Samrala, and she was having a dispute with her hus- Protect water sources from plastic pollution, say environmental bodies Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 13 Many environmental organisations such as Naroa Punjab Manch, Public Action Committee (PAC), Action Group Against Plastic Pollution (AGAPP) and local residents of the area staged a protest against plastic pollution in Sidhwan Canal near Gill Bridge today, demanding strict implementation of the single use plastic ban from the government and Punjab. They also demanded protection of drinking water sources of the entire state from the menace of plastic pollution. Gurpreet Singh Palaha of the PAC said the Sidhwan Canal was full of plastic bags and toxic chemicals, making the water toxic. This water would soon be supplied to residents of Ludhiana through taps. Jaskirat Singh of the Naroa Punjab Manch said the Punjab Pollution Control Board had failed to stop PAGE 4 Environmental activists protest against plastic pollution in Sidhwan Canal in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN the usage of single-use plastic items by just saying that the same was being smuggled from outside Punjab. Even if it so, it is the responsibility of the state government to stop the smuggling. Advocate Ravinder Arora of the Action Against Plastic Pollution (AGAP) said there was an abundant availability of 1 more contract virus plastic bags and other singleuse plastics in cities and villages, which clearly shows that the plastic mafia is dominating and the government machinery was helpless in front of it. President of the Council of Engineers Kapil Arora said earlier the state government had failed to turn the Buddha Nullah into a dariya. It had no clue how to tackle dung, sewage, industrial chemicals and plastic flowing into it. Now, it is seen that the Sidhawan Canal was also becoming a nullah. He said if the government could not implement the ban imposed by itself, they would move the National Green Tribunal. Ludhiana, November 13 A man posing as nephew from Canada duped a resident of Rs 6.20 lakh. The Sadar police yesterday registered a case against an unidentified person under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Information Technology Act. The complainant, Manmohan Singh, of Ishar Nagar told the police that on October 10 he got a call from some internatinal number and the caller posed himself as his nephew from Canada. “I thought my nephew Jagmit Singh, who stays in Canada, might be on the line. The caller introduced himself in a way that I could not doubt his identity,” the complainant said. He said later, the conman informed him that he got entangled in some case after a fight in a night club and he needed some money urgently to pay the legal fee. “Since I had affection with my nephew and I failed to gauge the intentions of the conman, I transferred Rs 6.20 lakh from my different bank accounts to him. A few days later when I got to know that my nephew had not called me for any financial help, I got a shock of my life. Afterwards, I informed the police,” alleged Manmohan. Investigating officer in the case inspector Gurpreet Singh said after registering a case, further probe had been launched by the police to identify the caller. band. On Saturday evening, Preeti called her parents and informed them that her in-laws were physically harassing her. On this, Preeti’s mother Charanjit Kaur, uncle (father’s brother) Sarabjit, his wife Ramandeep Kaur and their neighbour Makhan Singh reached the house of Preeti’s inlaws. Around 10 pm, Preeti, along with four others, was returning to Machhiwara in the car when their vehicle collided head-on with another speeding car. Happy and Pawandeep were travelling in the other car. Truck rams into electricity pole Sahnewal inspector sent to Police Lines ‘Run for a greener city’ at PAU Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 13 Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Vaibhav Sehgal on Saturday night sent the Station House Officer (SHO), Sahnewal police station, inspector Kanwaljit Singh, to the Police Lines here. The Station House Officer faced the music for not taking action against a truck driver who was caught with stolen goods. He had not even informed senior officials about the checking of the vehicle in which stolen goods were being carried by the truck driver. The action was taken after the ACP came to know that the Station House Officer failed to take any action against the suspect in the case despite catching the truck with stolen goods. Now, senior police officials are also inquiring whether the SHO accepted any bribe from the truck driver. A speeding truck (bearing registration no. P10G K 6325) rammed into an electricity pole on the Malerkotla road in Khanna on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. After ramming into the pole, the truck then hit a shop. No loss of life was reported in the incident as the mishap took place at 3 am on Sunday. Due to the accident, electricity supply to the entire area was disrupted. People said they had heard a loud thumping sound and when they came out to check, they saw a truck hit a shop after damaging an electricity pole. Ludhiana, November 13 Ludhiana Runners, a group of passionate runners, organised ‘Ludhiana 10K Run – Run for a Greener City’ on the Punjab Agricultural University campus on Sunday. It was conducted under three categories — 10-km timed run, which was targeted at passionate athletes of the city. A 5-km timed run aimed at fitness enthusiasts who regularly exercise and walk and a 3-km run considering those who are willing to inculcate the habit of walking and running. While sharing his views on the run, Piyush Chopra, pres- ident, Ludhiana Runners, said: “As the nation has taken a giant leap towards economic and industrial development, there is a rising concern about pollution and environment. We have decided to bring health enthusiasts and environment conservationists on a common platform today for spreading awareness among people about accepting responsibilities to reduce pollution for conserving the environment.” Couple dedicates run to Sidhu Moosewala A city-based restaurateur, Harjinder Singh Kukreja, and his wife Harkirat Kaur Kukreja ran for a cause they feel strongly for ‘Justice for Sidhu Moosewala. “I often think about Sidhu’s parents and try to understand their pain. We wanted to lend support to the family and seek justice for him. No young life should be lost like this,” says Harkirat Kaur. Harjinder said: “There was so much more the young Moosewala wanted to offer to Punjab in general and music at large. It is sad that he has passed away but what is even more agonising is that his family has to fight for justice. We dedicate our 10-km run to him and his family.” — TNS People take part in a run on the Punjab Agricultural University campus on Sunday. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Potholed Tajpur Road poses threat to commuters Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 13 According to the office of Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, one person tested positive for Covid and no loss of life was reported due to the virus in the district on Sunday. Civil Surgeon Hitinder Kaur said a total of 1,13,617 persons have tested positive and 3,018 patients have lost their lives to the deadly virus since March 2020 in the district. On Sunday, there were seven active cases and all have been asked to isolate themselves at their homes. COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DIFFERENCE DEATHS 40,34,712 1,13,617 7 1 3,018 At present, the recovery rate of Covid patients is 97.34 per cent. Till date, a total of 40,34,712 samples have been taken, of which 39,05,795 were found negative in the district. On Sunday, samples of 566 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly. Ludhiana, November 13 The dilapidated Tajpur Road (outside MC’’s jurisdiction) has become a nightmare for commuters, but the government department concerned is yet to take requisite measures in this regard. Residents and shopkeepers have been demanding recarpeting of the road for a long time but to no avail. The residents said accidents commonly take place on the badly-damaged stretches of the road. A number of times three-wheelers turned turtles while passing over the huge potholes near Hundal Chowk, Bhamian on Tajpur Road. When heavy vehicles pass over the damaged road portions, the scattered stones often get bounced and hit commuters as well as the doors of the shops. Sometimes, door glasses had also broken down. Dilapidated Tajpur Road near Hundal Chowk, Bhamian, needs authorities attention. PHOTOS: ASHWANI DHIMAN LONG-PENDING DEMAND Residents and shopkeepers have been demanding recarpeting of the road since long, but to no avail. The residents said accidents commonly take place on the badly-damaged stretches of the road. A group of traders on Tajpur Road said that the people had raised the matter during the regime of the previous government too but no steps were taken to c m y b repair the road which is now in the worst condition. “We had pinned many hopes from the AAP government but the road has not been recarpeted to date. Mishaps are common here. The school students are forced to suffer a lot due to the bad condition of the road. No government department paid any heed towards the broken stretch”, they said. A resident of Tajpur Road, Satwinder Singh, said the AAP government must get the road recarpeted at the earliest so that the com- muters can heave a sigh of relief. During rainy days, it is even difficult to pass through the damaged road. Safety of commuters should be ensured, he said. Following the road mishaps on broken stretches, a shopkeepers’’ association at Bhamian Khurd had also submitted a memorandum to MLA from Sahnewal con- stituency Hardeep Singh Mundian a few months ago, requesting him to get the road recarpeted. When contacted, MLA Mundian said the road would be recarpeted soon. However, an official of PWD said that a proposal has been sent to the government regarding repair of Tajpur Road.
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