13012023-LT-01.qxd 1/13/2023 12:58 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune OWING TO RISE IN PASSENGERS, TRAINS TO GET EXTRA COACHES TELEVISION CELEBS WISH THEIR FANS ON LOHRI KERRY WASHINGTON TO STAR IN WWII DRAMA Move aims at enhancing total carrying capacity of the trains that have been operating at full capacity. P2 Stars share their memories and wish their fans on the auspicious occasion of Lohri. P3 Tyler Perry’s upcoming Netflix film Six Triple Eight has lined up all-star cast, led by Kerry & Oprah Winfrey. P4 » » » FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY MAX 15°C | MIN 9°C YESTERDAY MAX 17°C | MIN 7°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5:44 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7:25 AM FRIDAY | 13 JANUARY 2023 | LUDHIANA Chinese string: Cops attacked during raid Ludhiana, January 12 Two police personnel were attacked by several persons at a Muslim colony here on Thursday. The duo had gone there to conduct a raid against the Chinese string when they were attacked by persons who were reportedly indulging in an illegal business of selling the banned plastic string. The police officials were identified as constables Jagjit Singh and Gurjant Singh, deployed at the Moti Nagar police station. The SHO, Moti Nagar, SI Jagdeep Singh, said the duo had a tip-off that some persons had kept a huge stock of banned string at a house. When they reached the spot, several persons were present in the house who attacked the cops. Later, the duo informed the police station and they were taken to the Civil Hospital. — TNS Man hacks brother’s wife to death, nabbed Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 12 A man, Amrik Singh, killed his sister-in-law (brother’s wife) put her body in a sack and later, dumped the same under a tree near their house at Sikanderpur village in Machhiwara Sahib. The deceased has been identified as Muskan (30). As per information, yesterday when deceased’s husband Raj Singh left for work, the suspect had arguments with his brother’s wife and in no time the arguments took a deadly turn after which the suspect brutally hacked the woman SUSPECT SOUGHT FRIEND’S HELP IN CRIME, DENIED Sources said the suspect had made a video of the i deceased, Muskan (in pic), after committing the crime and sent the same to his friend to seek his help but the latter informed the victim’s husband about the incident. to death by using a sharp weapon. To prevent police action, he put her body in a big sack and dumped the same near the house. Amrik also cleaned blood spots from the crime scene. Sources said he had also made a video of the deceased and sent the same to his friend to seek his help in the crime but the latter informed the victim’s hus- band about the incident. When Raj Singh, the deceased’s husband, reached the house, he didn’t find the body of his wife. Afterwards, he informed the police about the incident. On Wednesday night, the police managed to trace the body. The police said the woman’s husband had some dispute with his brother due continued on page 2 Violations: MC seals 20 SCFs in BRS Nagar Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 12 Acting against violations, the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, today sealed a number of SCFs at Block F of BRS Nagar. The SCFs are located near CFC School. After it came to light that interior walls of basements of the SCFs had been broken to After breaking interior walls of basements of SCFs, which were constructed and auctioned by LIT, a common basement was being built in violation of the norms make a common basement of SCFs allegedly in an unauthorised manner by the owners concerned, a team of the civic body reached the site and sealed the SCFs today. MC Executive Engineer (B&R), Balwinder Singh, who has also been given the charge of ATP Zone D, said the civic body had sealed around 20 SCFs today. Meanwhile, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust, which had got these SCFs constructed and then auctioned to successful bidders, also sent a letter to the MC Commissioner regarding the matter on Thursday. In the letter, LIT’s Superintending Engineer concerned stated that LIT’s field staff has also continued on page 2 c m y b Banned string gets entangled in power cables, boy electrocuted Ludhiana, January 12 A seven-year-old boy was electrocuted to death while using the banned Chinese string for flying kite yesterday evening at Baddowal village. A friend of the victim also suffered an electric shock and burns on his hands when he tried to help the boy. The deceased was identified as Mankirat Singh. As per information, when Mankirat, along with his friend Amanpreet Singh, was flying kite with the Chinese string on the rooftop of his house, the string got entangled in electric wires outside his house. The victim suffered an electric shock and fell down. His friend Mankirat after seeing him lying on the floor tried to save him. But he too suffered an electric shock and burns on his hands. Mankirat died on the spot while his friend was rushed to a nearby private hospital with burnt injuries on his hands. However, he is out of danger now. After the incident, residents of Baddowal urged the police and the administration to take strict action against the sale and use of plastic string. They said despite the ban on the use and manufacturing of the deadly string by the government, it was still available in the market and every kite lover was possessing the same. — TNS Cong leader Rahul Gandhi waves at his supporters during Bharat Jodo Yatra in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Sea of supporters welcomes Rahul Gandhi’s yatra in city Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 12 Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra today reached Ludhiana and local Congress workers and leaders were seen in an upbeat mood during the event. It started around 7 am instead of 6 am due to fog and Rahul Gandhi was seen in his usual appearance in a T-shirt without turban today. At 9 am, he took his first tea break at the house of a farmer, Karam Singh, at Nandpur village in Sahnewal. At 9:40 am, the yatra was resumed. A sea of supporters welcomed Rahul Gandhi in Lud- hiana. Congress flags on both sides of roads and life size posters of the Congress leader were displayed on the way. He reached Samrala Chowk today while covering Khanna, Sanhewal and Doraha. After reaching Ludhiana, he halted for a few minutes at Oswal Woollen Mills. Later, the former party chief addressed the gathering at Samrala Chowk. He said comparing Ludhiana to Manchester was wrong but in fact, Manchester was like Ludhiana. The city could have progressed a lot and given competition to China but wrong policies of the Narendra Modi-led Central Government have stagnated its growth. Women in a large number were seen during the yatra. Many of the women raising jaikara ‘Bole So Nihal” entered the venue. A woman carrying a white pigeon, to be given to the Congress leader, was unable to reach Rahul Gandhi and was later rescued by PPCC chief Raja Warring. “1984 was an unfortunate incident and Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh have termed it as unfortunate and even apologised. It is not possible to go back in time but we should continued on page 2 more reports on p2
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