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P4 » » FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY MAX 34°C | MIN 21°C YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 18°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7.03 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.43 AM » SATURDAY | 29 APRIL 2023 | LUDHIANA 3 women among 6 held for committing loot at house Tribune News Service Chief Secy inspects Jamalpur STP Reviews ongoing ~650-crore project to clean Buddha Nullah Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 28 The city police yesterday arrested six persons, including three women, on the charge of committing a loot at a house in Satjot Nagar. The suspects, along with their other accomplices, had barged into the house on the pretext of doing some survey regarding Covid vaccination. The suspects have been identified as Raminder Singh of Ayali Kalan, Harpreet Singh of Daad village, Gurdeep Singh of Parkash Colony, Hardeep Kaur of Azad Nagar, Khanna, Paramjit Kaur of Landa Kothi, Sangrur, and Soni Bharat of Phagwara. Baninderjit Singh of Lalto Kalan, Pritpal Singh of Kheri Jhameri, Gurmeet Kaur, Satnam Singh, Surinder Saggu and 15 unidentified persons are at large in the case. Complainant Ranjit Kaur told the police that on April 27 morning, two women carrying registers in their hands came to her house and asked if their family members were vaccinated against Covid or not. “Since all family members were vaccinated, I told them to leave. Afterwards, the suspects asked for a glass of water. As I entered the house continued on page 2 Ludhiana, April 28 Punjab Chief Secretary (CS) Vijay Kumar Janjua reviewed the ongoing project to clean the Buddha Nullah in the city on Friday. He inspected the state’s biggest SBR technology 225 MLD sewer treatment plant (STP) established under Rs 650-crore project at Jamalpur to clean the nullah. He directed the authorities to expedite works being taken up under the project to clean the nullah and complete the project within the stipulated time period. He was accompanied by EXPEDITE WORKS, AUTHORITIES TOLD Punjab Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua directed the authorities to expedite works being taken up under ~650-crore project to clean the Buddha Nullah. Chief Secretary VK Janjua, along with MC chief Shena Aggarwal and DC Surabhi Malik, reviews the project in Ludhiana. CEO of Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (PWSSB) MS Jaggi, MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal, and DC Surabhi Malik, among others. Dr Aggarwal apprised CS Janjua that the progress of the project was being regularly monitored. Earlier, Janjua along with other officials also visited the Buddha Nullah site at Baranhara village (Hambran road) and inspected the ongoing works to establish an effluent treatment plant (ETP) in the Haibowal Dairy Complex. The ETP is being established to treat dairy waste. Students of Teja Singh Sutantar Memorial Senior Secondary School celebrate after declaration of the PSEB Class VIII results, in Ludhiana on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN PSEB CLASS VIII RESULTS Samarpreet third in state 60 dist pupils score 97.83% or above, make it to merit list Man kidnaps mother-son duo, rapes woman; nabbed Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 28 The Sadar Jagraon police yesterday registered a case against Jagdish Singh of Jagraon on the charges of kidnapping a mother-son duo and raping the woman. The suspect was arrested. The woman was in a live-in relationship with the man for three months at his house but she left the place and went to her parents’ house in Rumi village due to some issues with the suspect. “On April 22 night, Jagdish kidnapped me and my eight-year-old son from our house and brought us to his house in Jagraon. He illegal- ly confined us in his house. He also sexually exploited me several times during the period,” she alleged. Investigating officer SI Kirandeep Kaur said the woman’s mother had filed a petition in the high court in which she alleged that Jagdish had held the mother-son duo continued on page 2 c m y b Woman dies of Covid, 30 +ve Ludhiana, April 28 One person lost her life due to Covid on Friday. The deceased, a 63-year-old woman from Pallewal village, was suffering from ovary cancer. She was admitted to hospital due to her ongoing treatment and tested positive for the virus. Meanwhile, 30 persons tested positive for Covid today. A total of 1,14,352 persons have tested positive and 3,025 lost their lives to the virus in the district so far. — TNS Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 28 The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) declared the results of Class VIII today in which again the first three positions were bagged by girls from different schools of the state. Both first and second position holders are from Mansa district while the third position has been bagged by Samarpreet Kaur from Ludhiana district. Thirteen-year-old Samarpreet is a student of Guru Nanak Public Senior Sec- GAP BETWEEN GOVT, PVT SCHOOLS AGAIN COMES TO FORE The results have again exposed the continuing gap between the performance of students from government schools and private schools. While 50 students from private schools have made it to the merit list, only 10 students from government schools of the district could score 97.83 per cent marks or above and make it to the list. ondary School, Bassian. She scored 598 out of 600 (99.67 per cent). She said she used to study for five hours daily, in addition to the study time during school hours. Her aim is to become a doctor. Her mother Manpreet Kaur is a housewife and father Jagdev Singh is a farmer. Samarpreet has a sevenyear-old sister named Reetinder Kaur. An elated Samarpreet said: “I am happy to know that I have bagged the third position in the state. I used to clarify all my doubts from the respective teachers continued on page 2
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