01122022-LT-01.qxd 12/1/2022 12:59 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE CONTRACTUAL ROADWAYS STAFF UP IN ARMS AGAINST STATE GOVT Recruitments being done on outsource basis and in an unauthorised manner, say protesting roadways employees. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY Two end their lives in city Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 30 Two persons died by suicide in the city on Wednesday. A 20-year-old married woman, Sonampreet, ended her life by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her inlaws’ house in Ladhowal. Ladhowal SHO inspector Jasdev Singh said kin of the deceased levelled allegations of dowry harassment against the deceased’s in-laws and accordingly after recording the statement, a case would be registered against her in-laws. As per the deceased’s kin, her husband had went abroad a few months after solemnising marriage and he was not taking care of her. In another case, 30-yearold Badal Kumar died by suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Hakikat Nagar on Wednesday. He was working as a driver with a private company. His meagre income was said to be the cause behind the extreme step. Suspecting no foul play, the Haibowal police initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC. Sexual assault on dog, man booked Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 30 The Shimlapuri police have registered a case against a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a female dog at Shimlapuri here. He has been identified as Rohit Kumar of Preet Nagar, Shimlapuri. Complainant Gurjit Singh said he had a dog in his house. Yesterday, his neighbour took the dog to his home. “Later, when I went to take back my pet, I was shocked to see that the suspect was doing unnatural sex with her. I raised the alarm following which he fled the spot,” he said. He alleged that before committing the crime, the suspect tied legs of the dog with a rope. After the matter came into the knowledge of Help for Animals, an NGO, its activists continued on page 2 POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 9.30 am to 5 pm: New Model Town, Jawahar Nagar, South Model Gram, Kochar Market Chowk, Lajpat Nagar and Sampuran Colony. 10 am to 4 pm: MIG Flats, Kailash Agency, Haibowal Khurd sabzi mandi, A block of Rishi Nagar, Kang Dairy, Kapil Park, Shere Punjab Nagar, Mayur Vihar, A, B, C blocks of Dairy Complex, Panj Peer Road, Sukhdev Enclave, Raman Enclave, Corporation Colony, Radhe Shyam Colony, Chand Colony, Daljit Nagar, Punchsheel Vihar, Club Enclave, Citizen Enclave, Jiwanpreet Nagar, Sukhdev Nagar, Magnet Road and Malkit Avenue. 10 am to 5 pm: CMC Colony, Hundal Chowk, Fine Finish Dyeing, Tajpur Road and surrounding areas. 10 am to 6 pm: Streets No. 1 to 6 of Baba Gajja Jain Colony, Mohindra Enclave, Transport Nagar, Sekhewal, Sarwanand Colony, New Shivpuri, Jaswant Nagar, Pritampuri, Guru Nanak Dev Nagar, New Atam Nagar, Sunder Nagar, New Madhopuri, Banda Bahadur Nagar, Azad Nagar, Kali Sadak, 70 Feet Road, Subash Nagar, MRP Nagar, Tilak Nagar, Krishna Colony, Chanderlok Colony and adjoining areas. PAGE 2 MANOJ IS RE-LIVING SATYA DAYS WITH REPRISED SONG KUDI MERI PAGE 3 Manoj Bajpayee will feature in new video titled Kudi Meri. The song is a recreation of the original directed by Ganesh Acharya. MAX 26°C | MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 8°C SUNSET THURSDAY 5:24 PM Tribune News Service CCTV grabs of some of the suspects who looted the money changer at Sekhewal in Ludhiana. POLICE SHOULD INTENSIFY PATROLLING: TRADERS After the incident, shopkeepers of the area expressed concern about their safety. They demanded that the police should intensify patrolling in the area to prevent any such incident in future. and it could be possible that they were aware about my routine of opening the shop,” the complainant alleged. The shop owner said CCTV cameras had also captured the incident and the footage was handed over to the police for investigation. After the incident, ADCP-1 Rupinder Kaur Sran had reached the spot and started a probe. She said robbers were captured in CCTV cameras and a probe was being conducted to identify them. The ownership details of vehicles used by robbers were also being obtained to get any clue about the suspects. After the incident, shopkeepers of the area expressed concern about their safety. They alleged that the robbers had targeted the victim in the daytime that too without the fear of being caught. They demanded that the police should intensify patrolling in the area to prevent any such incident in future. Man held with 110-gm heroin GLADA to e-auction 130 properties The suspect in police custody in Ludhiana on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Chandigarh, November 30 The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) will e-auction commercial, residential and institutional sites in December. The e-auction is scheduled to commence on December 11 and would end on December 20. An official press release said a total of 130 sites would be available for bidding which include 14 residential plots, 115 commercial sites (41 SCOs, 28 SCFs, 24 booths and 22 shops) and an institutional site. These properties were situated at localities in Ludhiana, Moga and Ferozepur. A convenient payment plan had also been offered. Successful bidders would get the possession of properties on 25 per cent payment and rest of the amount would be payable in instalments along with 9.5 per cent per annum interest, it said. — TNS Ludhiana, November 30 The anti-narcotics cell-2 of the city police today nabbed a smuggler and recovered 110 gm of heroin from his possession. The suspect has been identified as Shubham Bali, alias Giga, a resident of Ghati mohalla. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against the suspect. ADCP Rupinder Kaur Sran in a statement issued said the police had received a tip-off that the suspect was into the drug smuggling trade and he was on the way to deliver a consignment of drugs to his clients. Accordingly, the antinarcotics cell laid a trap and he was intercepted while going on a motorcycle. Later during his frisking, 110 gm of heroin was seized from his possession. During preliminary questioning, the suspect admitted that he was also a drug addict and he entered the trade to become rich in a short time. The police said further probe would inquire about other links of the suspect and more arrests were likely in the coming days. — TNS PAGE 4 Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez has new details to share about her second engagement ring from Ben Affleck. SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:07 AM Money changer attacked, robbed of ~2 lakh, mobiles Ludhiana, November 30 Around six robbers carrying sharp weapons looted a money changer at Sekhewal, in the jurisdiction of the Daresi police station, on Wednesday morning. The miscreants snatched a bag containing Rs 2 lakh in cash and 10 mobile phones. Panic had spread in the area after the incident as the suspects committed the loot in the presence of other shopkeepers. Timmy, owner of Balram Telcom, said around 7.20 am today when he opened the shutter of his shop, six- seven persons carrying sharp weapons suddenly stopped their two-wheelers in front of his shop and attacked him. “When I was trying to save myself from the robbers, their other aides snatched a bag containing cash and phones from me and fled. Those miscreants who attacked me also managed to flee the spot. All robbers were wearing mask JLO REVEALS BEN’S MESSAGE ENGRAVED ON HER RING THURSDAY | 1 DECEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA MC, police act against temporary encroachments, wrong parking Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 30 The Municipal Corporation’s Tehbazari branch and the police on Wednesday carried out a joint drive against temporary encroachments and wrong parking of vehicles in different parts of the city. As per MC’s secretary-cumtehbazari branch in-charge Tajinderpal Singh Panchhi, about 60 temporary encroachments were removed by the MC in the city today. In the morning, officials of the MC’s Zone A along with the police team carried out a drive in Meena Bazaar, Daresi Road market, Gaah Mandi, Mata Rani Chowk and the Rekhi Chowk area. During the drive, some persons reportedly opposed the action. The drive was led by Zonal Commissioner at the Zone A Neeraj Jain. An inspector of the tehbazari branch, Lucky, said carts and articles on encroached road portions were lifted by the civic body during the drive. Meanwhile, the MC also removed construction material that was kept on the road portion in the Daresi area. The material was kept there by some persons to sell it to their customers, as per information. In the evening, Joint Commissioner Kulpreet Singh and Secretary Tajinderpal Singh Panchhi, along with the staff of the tehbazari branch, carried out a drive against the illegal fish market near Eastman Chowk, Ludhiana. All superintendents and inspectors of the tehbazari branch of all four zones were present during the drive. Tajinderpal Singh said the unauthorised fish market was being organised there for a long period and it was removed today. The public used to face inconveniences due to the market. Around 20 temporary encroachments were removed from the fish market. He said around 15 temporary encroachments were also removed from the 33-foot road. He said around 25 temporary encroachments were removed from Zone A areas. MC officials remove encroachments from the illegal fish market near Eastman Chowk in Ludhiana. Three arrested with 700-kg poppy husk No fresh case of virus in dist Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 30 No fresh case of Covid-19 was confirmed here on Wednesday. According to the office of Civil Surgeon Ludhiana, a total of 1,13,626 positive cases of the virus were reported to date in the district. The virus has claimed the lives of 3,018 patients so far. There were four active cases in the district today and all patients were in home isolation. Ludhiana, November 30 A team of the Dakha police station on Tuesday nabbed three persons, including a couple, and seized 700-kg poppy husk, Rs 1 lakh drug money and a Mahindra Pikup vehicle from them. The suspects have been identified as Manjit Singh Raju (35), his wife Sunita (35), both residents of Kailpur Warraicha, and Ranjit Singh (65) of Dakha. Investigating officer Inspector Dalbir Singh said the police got information that the suspects were indulging in the illegal trade of smuggling poppy husk from other states and then they were supplying it to their clients in the Jagraon Besides poppy husk, ~1-lakh drug money and a Mahindra Pik-up vehicle seized and Dakha areas. Accordingly, the police team conducted a raid at specific places of the suspects and recovered narcotics from them. The vehicle which was being used to deliver the consignment of drugs was also impounded by the police. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against the suspects and further probe was launched to bust the entire supply line. Tribune News Service SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DIFFERENCE DEATHS 40,37,604 1,13,626 4 -3,018 Choked sewers: Troubled shopkeepers ‘Misappropriation’ of funds: demand CM’s intervention to fix issue Cricket assn told to file reply Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 30 With the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation allegedly failed to resolve the recurrent problem of a choked sewerage system, shopkeepers of the market just opposite Preet Palace on Link Road have complained to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the Local Government and the civic body authorities as well, seeking immediate resolution of the issue. They demanded the cleaning of the choked sewerage line immediately with a super suction machine. Sharing their concern, a group of shopkeepers said the main sewerage line remained choked and it often overflowed too. Also, sewage usually flowed back to the toilets on their premises. Owner of an auto agency near Hotel Chevron, Arun Shopkeepers show a choked sewer opposite Preet Palace on Link Road in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO COMPLETE LAXITY BY MC OFFICIALS: TRADERS The shopkeepers alleged there was complete laxity on the part of MC officials in getting the sewerage line thoroughly cleaned from Dugri Chowk to Gian Singh Rarewala Market Chowk on Link Road Ludhiana despite numerous verbal and written requests. said, “In the letters written to the Chief Minister, the Principal Secretary, Local Government, the Chief Secretary, Punjab, and the MC Commis- sioner and other officials concerned, we highlighted the requirement of getting the entire sewer lane thoroughly cleaned urgently by using a c m y b super suction machine. The shopkeepers and inhabitants have been facing a lot of troubles due to the blockage of the sewerage line, continuously at regular intervals, for the last few years, in a posh area on Link Road.” He said, “The choked sewerage system creates problems for us and it starts reverting sewage, emanating a foul smell. We have made repeated verbal and written complaints to the civic body officials here, but these yielded no results. The officials did not take the complaints seriously to find out a permanent solution. Thus, we have now requested the CM and higher government officials to get the problem resolved at the earliest.” MC Superintending Engineer (O&M Branch) Ravinder Garg could not be contacted for his comments. Ludhiana, November 30 Taking note of a complaint filed by the Ludhiana Old Cricket Players Association (LOCPA) against the office-bearers of the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA), an affiliated body of the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) regarding the latter indulging in misappropriation of funds etc. The SDM, West, Swati Tiwana, today ordered the LDCA to submit the required information on December 5. Earlier, the SDM on the instructions of Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner who is an ex-officio chairman of the body, had called the LDCA officials on November 15 to submit a reply in this regard. Four office-bearers of the LDCA namely Satish Mangal, Rakesh Saini, Anupam Kumaria and Manik Bassi, president, senior vice-president, general secretary and LDCA officials and members of old players’ association in Ludhiana. treasurer, respectively, had appeared before the SDM during the previous meeting and sought some time to provide information asked for. Today, Satish Mangal and Manik Bassi, accompanied by their counsels besides Anupam Kumaria met the SDM and requested her to allow them some more time to furnish the reply. Yogesh Khanna and Pankaj Dogra were in attendance on behalf of the LOCPA. The SDM instructed the LDCA officials to submit the reply on December 5. She also ordered that all the office-bearers of LDCA executive committee be present at the next meeting. — OC
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