05032023-LT-01.qxd 3/5/2023 12:26 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune 2 YRS ON, MC SKATING RINK LIES IN STATE OF DISREPAIR DAGGUBATI TALKS ABOUT HIS ROLE IN SERIES RANA NAIDU TOM SIZEMORE OF SAVING PRIVATE RYAN FAME DEAD Budding skaters and sports fraternity express resentment over utter neglect being shown to sports infra. P2 Rana Daggubati is set to take on a thrilling new role in the action-packed series Rana Naidu on Netflix. P3 Actor Tom Sizemore died after being taken off life support, his manager Charles Lago has confirmed. P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 29°C | MIN 16°C YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 15°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6.27 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6:48 AM » SUNDAY | 5 MARCH 2023 | LUDHIANA NHAI nod to construct four bridgesover Sidhwan Canal Project will help ease traffic congestion in South City area Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 4 In a bid to deal with the massive traffic congestion in the south city area, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has given in-principle approval to construct four bridges over the Sidhwan Canal at the Laddowal bypass here. The development assumes significance as the project was awaiting nod for the past some time and Rajya Sabha MP from Ludhiana Sanjeev Arora had recently impressed upon NHAI Chairman Santosh Kumar Yadav to accord green signal to the project. Confirming the development, NHAI Project Director Krishan Sachdeva told The Tribune here on Saturday that the NHAI had given for- Man held with 3 stolen bikes Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 4 The city police today arrested a vehicle thief and recovered three stolen motorcycles from him. The suspect has been identified as Rakesh Kumar Koshi of the Jagirlur road area. A case has been registered against him. ACP Gurdev Singh in a statement issued said a tipoff was received that the man was a vehicle lifter and he was roaming in Surjit Colony. After which, the police team laid a trap and nabbed him. Later during interrogation, three stolen motorcycles were recovered from him. The suspect confessed that he had stolen two more motorcycles from the city recently and a probe was on to recover them too, the ACP said. The Sidhwan Canal in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN FEASIBILITY SURVEY TO PREPARE DPR SOON NHAI Project Director Krishan Sachdeva said following the NHAI nod, a feasibility and alignment survey will be conducted in coming days to prepare the detailed project report (DPR) on the basis of which tenders will be floated to award the work. mal approval to build the bridges over the Sidhwan Canal and a communication to this effect was received from the authority’s headquarters here this evening. He said following the NHAI nod, a feasibility and align- ment survey would be conducted in coming days to prepare the detailed project report on the basis of which tenders would be floated to award the work. “The bridges would help decongest the South City area which is dotted with heavy traffic flow,” the NHAI Project Director said, adding that the project would also help in improving road safety and convenience of commuters on national highways covered under the project. Hailing the development, the Rajya Sabha MP said the NHAI Chairman had kept his words of giving approval to the construction of the four bridges over the Sidhwan Canal, which he had demanded during his recent meeting with him. “I had apprised the NHAI Chairman that the construction of the four bridges across the canal towards south city in Ludhiana was yet to see the light of day for which an application was pending with the NHAI since long,” Arora continued on page 2 Mystery shrouds elderly man’s death in Khanna Ludhiana, March 4 A 68-year-old man died under mysterious circumstances at Focal Point in Khanna on Friday night. His family alleged that some unknown person had shot him dead but a preliminary probe by the police ruled out any firing. The deceased has been identified as Girja Parshad. He was sitting at a tea vend run by his wife when the incident occurred. Sunil, son of the deceased, said his father used to work as a daily wager at a rice mill while the mother runs a tea vend at Focal Point. On Thursday night, his father was sitting at the vend when something hit his forehead after which he breathed his last. Sunil’s mother, who was present at the vend, said someone seemed to have shot the man dead. But no other person heard any gunshot-like sound. Khanna SSP Amneet Kondal said the preliminary probe suggested that the deceased had not suffered any firearm injury and to clear the air, autopsy was also conducted which ruled out any firearm injury. Doctors also clarified that he did not die due to any bullet injury. Sources said doctors had found some nail-kind object from the victim’s forehead and they suspected that it could had been pierced into the forehead after hitting a tyre of some speeding vehicle on the highway. It would be sent for forensic examination. So far, the police initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174, CrPC. — TNS Illegal mining: Surprise raid at 2 villages in dist FILE PHOTO Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 4 The Mining Department today conducted a surprise raid in Bhukhri and Dhanansu villages of the district and seized five tippers and an earth mover used for illegal sand mining from the government mining sites in the villages. A case under various sections of the IPC and Mines and Minerals Act, 1957, against Kuldeep Singh, Randhir Singh, Harbhajan Singh and others was registered at the Meharban police station. As per information, when the teams went to the villages, they allegedly tried to attack the officials and two earth movers managed to flee the spot. Afterwards, senior officials of the Mining Department, led by Executive Engineer (XEN)-cum-Dis- Five tippers, earth mover seized from two sites trict Mining Officer, reached the spot and filed a complaint against the suspects and handed over seized tippers and a earth mover to the the police. Appreciating the efforts of the officials, Mines and Geology Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said the Punjab Government was committed to wiping out illegal mining from the state and no one involved in the malpractice would be spared. c m y b City man dies by suicide, wife held Ludhiana, March 4 After a man, Bhupinder Singh, allegedly died by suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at his residence in Sant Sunder Singh Nagar, the Sadar police arrested deceased’s wife Amandeep Kaur yesterday after registering an abetment to suicide case against her. Complainant Jasvir Kaur, the mother of the deceased, alleged that her son had solemnised second marriage with the woman a few years ago. Her son and his wife had a strained relationship as the latter had been harassing the victim without any specific reason. “He had also apprised me of the mental harassment he was going through. Yesterday, he consumed some poisonous substance and breathed his last. He took the extreme step due to being harassed by his wife. The police should take strict action against her,” she alleged. ASI Sukhwinder Singh said after registering a case against the woman, she was arrested on Friday. — TNS Spa raided overflesh trade racket plaints Cops raid a spa in Ludhiana on Friday night. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 4 The city police on Friday night conducted a raid at Blu Lotus Spa near Bhaibala Chowk here on complaints that a prostitution racket was allegedly being run by its owner and manager. A case under the Immoral Trafficking Act was registered against spa owner Pareet, manager Ravi and some unidentified girls. Investigating officer Inspector Nardev Singh said a tip-off was received that the spa owner was running a flesh trade racket in the garb of spa and massage centre. The police party, led by senior officials, seized the entry register, DVR of CCTV cameras and some other documents from the outlet. Sources said whenever any new customer visited the spa for getting massage, the manager would provide offer of the “extra service”. The police said the role of some girls who were offering the “service” was being verified. Even CCTV footage of the spa was also being scanned by the police to get some clues. Factory owner ends his life Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 4 A factory owner, identified as Mukesh Kumar Kundra, of Model Town died by suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his factory in Janakpuri here on Saturday. He left behind a suicide note in which he held Atul Bhandari of Rishi Nagar and Anil Thaper of Haibowal responsible for his death. The deceased owns Shiva Trading unit at Janakpuri. He was alone in the factory when he took the extreme step. Shiva, son of the deceased, said some people had been harassing his father for the past sometime due to which he was under depression and ended his life. Even he left behind a suicide note in which he mentioned the names of the suspects responsible for his death. ACP Ramandeep Bhullar said based on the suicide note, an investigation was launched and action would be taken against the culprits.
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