20052023-LT-01.qxd 5/20/2023 12:01 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune GLADA RAZES STRUCTURES IN 3 ILLEGAL COLONIES MUSKAN TALKS ABOUT HER SERIES, INSPECTOR AVINASH APEKSHA PORWAL IS WAITING FOR THE RIGHT OPPORTUNITY Continuing its drive, GLADA razes structures and internal development works in three illegal colonies.P2 I am lucky enough to get a chance to work with director and writer Neeraj Pathak, says Muskan Verma. P3 Apeksha Porwal is a trained actress from Jeff Goldberg Studio in Mumbai. She debuted with web show Undekhi. P3 » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 41°C | MIN 24°C YESTERDAY MAX 40°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7:17 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:28 AM » SATURDAY | 20 MAY 2023 | LUDHIANA INBRIEF 4 MORE CONTRACT VIRUS IN DISTRICT Ludhiana: The district reported four fresh Covid-19 cases on Friday, while there was no new death due to the virus. There are 15 active cases in the district. Civil Surgeon Dr Hitinder Kaur said 1,14,521 persons have so far tested positive for the virus in the district since the outbreak of Covid. A total of 3,031 people have lost their life to the deadly virus since March 30, 2020 when first death was reported in the district. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 5 am to 10 am: Bachittar Nagar, Bulara Road, Gill village, Rania Dehlon, Bhutta, Paper Mill, Sangowal, Jaspal Bangar, Delta City Palam Enclave, Palam Vihar, Dev Nagar, Chhabra Colony, Sarabha Nagar Extension, Anand Vihar, Bhai Bala Colony, Preet Nagar, Meridian Lane, Mehmoodpura, Dhandra, Green City, City Enclave, Basant Avenu, Roop Nagar, Satjot Nagar Blocks C, D, Moti Bagh Colony, Phulanwal, Guru Angad Dev Nagar, Flower Enclave, area near Bharat Gas Godown, Janta Colony, Wadhera Colony 8 am to 2 pm: Guru Nanak Colony Block A, B, C, Sua Road 9 am to 1 pm: Passi Nagar, Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar Phase-II, Pink Flats Pakhowal Road, SBS Nagar F-Block, Green Avenue 10 am to 5 pm: Bhattian, Hazuri Bagh Colony, Nishant Bagh Colony, Amltas Enclave, Guru Har Rai Nagar, area around Nagesh Knitwears, Ajit Nagar, Aman Nagar, Jassian Road, Karol Bagh Dogs poisoned to death in Khanna 5 carcasses recovered; exact number yet to be ascertained Ludhiana, May 19 The evaluation process of technical bids for the second phase of the bio-remediation of legacy waste project has been unsuccessful. The second phase project aims at bio-remediation of approximately 19.62 lakh metric tonnes of legacy waste at the MC’s main garbage dumpsite near Kakka village, at an estimated cost of around Rs 100 crore. According to an MC official, five companies took part in the tendering process for the second phase of the project but failed to meet the necessary requirements to pass the technical evaluation. As a result, tenders for the project will be floated again. Notably, work on the first phase of the project is already in progress. The first phase involves the bio-remediation of five lakh metric tonnes of legacy waste at the garbage dumpsite, estimated to cost Rs 27.17 crore. Significantly, the city generates around 1,100 metric tonnes of waste daily which Was seen attacking him with heavy object in CCTV footage Tribune News Service Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 19 Several dogs were found poisoned to death in Kehar Singh Colony on the Lalheri road in Khanna here today. Someone reportedly fed them laddoos laced with poison. Carcasses of five dogs were recovered from the area. Additional SHO Mandip Kaur, who visited the site, said the carcasses of five dogs were recovered and sent for post-mortem examination. Though residents claimed that over 20 dogs died, the exact number was yet to be established. Kaur said the CCTV cameras in the locality were being examined to get a clue about the miscreants who committed the barbaric act. Ashok Sharma, a local resident, said around 20 dogs were roaming in the neighbourhood till Thursday. They suddenly disappeared today. So far, five carcasses have been recovered. Residents said since morning, a number of dogs were exhibiting unusual behaviour. Some of them were vomiting and suddenly died. “It could be the handiwork of someone who might be considering these stray dogs as a nuisance. This is not tolerable and action Carcasses of dogs; and (below) cops investigate at the spot in Kehar Singh Colony on the Lalheri road in Khanna on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS COPS CHECK CCTVS Additional SHO Mandip Kaur, who visited the site, said the carcasses of five dogs were found and sent for post-mortem examination. Though residents claimed that more than 20 dogs died, the exact number is yet to be established. Kaur said the CCTV cameras in the locality were being examined to get a clue about the miscreants who committed the barbaric act. should be taken against the guilty,” said Ashok. On the complaint of Ashok, the police have registered a case against unidentified persons under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Khanna resident was held for poisoning 2 dogs in 2020 In September 2020, the Khanna police arrested Ajay Kumar Bector of Krishna Nagar on the charges of poisoning two stray dogs to death. The stray dogs in Krishna Nagar and Gulmohar Nagar of Khanna were found dead under mysterious circumstances, while several others had fallen ill as the accused had mixed poison meant for killing pests in some eatables. Fresh bids to be invited Sunshade for treatment of legacy waste near Kakka village Tribune News Service Man kills friend in Jagraon, held is transferred to the garbage dumpsite near Kakka. During the hearing of a case concerning the unfortunate death of seven members of a family in a hut fire near the garbage dumpsite, as well as the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation’s failure to adhere to solid waste management regulations, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had issued an order in July 2022. The order mandated Ludhiana MC to deposit Rs 100 crore with the District Magistrate as interim compensation within a month. Fire yet to be doused Despite the passage of four days, the fire that erupted at MC’s garbage dumpsite near Kakka could not be completely extinguished. Fire tenders were deployed at the site on Friday as well. It is noteworthy that the fire initially broke out at the garbage dumpsite on Tuesday evening. A Fire Brigade official said that though the flames had been brought under control, smoke continued to emanate from the garbage. Smoke emanates from the burning waste at the MC's main garbage dump near Kakka village on Tajpur Road, Ludhiana. Girls riding a two-wheeler cover their face to protect themselves from scorching heat in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Thief lands in police dragnet Accomplice flees; efforts on to arrest him, say cops Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 19 The Focal Point police today arrested a thief and recovered four stolen batteries of an e-rickshaw and a car from him. The suspect has been identified as Pritpal Singh, alias Prince, a resident of Durga Nagar, Shimlapuri. One of his accomplices, Sandeep, is still at large. Focal Point Station House Officer (SHO) Inspector Amandeep Singh Brar said Badal, a resident of Focal Point, had lodged a complaint with the police stating that he parked his e-rickshaw outside his house on May 17. The miscreants came in a car and stole batteries from his vehicle on the same night. “One of my neighbours raised an alarm after noticing the thieves. When I, The suspect in police custody in Ludhiana on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO along with other residents, came outside, I saw that the suspects had stolen four batteries from my erickshaw. They were keeping the batteries in their car. After seeing people, the suspects fled from the spot leaving behind their car along with the stolen batteries. I immediately informed the police about the incident,” the complainant said. c m y b The SHO said during probe, the police identified the suspects and arrested one of them. Raids were being conducted to nab the absconding person. Pritpal has a criminal past as two cases of theft are already registered against him. The police were questioning him to inquire about other theft incidents he committed in the past. BRUISES NOTICED ON BODY AT CREMATION GROUND ❝ Ludhiana, May 19 A man killed his friend in Jagraon on the intervening night of May 17 and 18. The deceased has been identified as Kaka Sharma (48), a resident of Rani Wala Khoo, Jagraon. Initially, Kaka’s family considered it a natural death. However, the CCTV footage showed that he was murdered. The suspect has been identified as Tajinderpal Singh, alias Maddi, a resident of Agwar Rara, Jagraon. Complainant Sandeep Kumar said his maternal uncle was a habitual drunkard. He seldom came home and was usually living on roads. Tajinderpal was good friend of his uncle and they used to consume liquor daily. The complainant said on Thursday morning he came to know that his uncle Kaka was lying dead outside a shop in Jagraon. Initially, we thought that my uncle could have fallen on the road due to his inebriated condition and died. Considering it a natural death, we took the body to the cremation ground for last rites. We noticed bruises on his body at the cremation ground. Suspecting it to be a case of murder, we immediately informed the police and requested them for a probe. Chemical storage Civil Hospital contractual employees to go on strike firm inspected Ludhiana, May 19 The police and a team of the PPCB today inspected a chemical storage firm where chemical was stored in a huge quantity. The police team, led by ACP Sandeep Wadhera, conducted the checking. The chemical was stored in huge tanks in an open plot. The firm owner told the police that he had all required permissions to store the chemical, which was supplied to the local industry. ACP Wadhera said so far no illegality was found. However, the licence submitted by the firm owner was being verified. — TNS ❞ “Initially, we thought that my uncle could have fallen on the road due to his inebriated condition and died. Considering it a natural death, we took the body to the cremation ground for last rites. We noticed bruises on his body at the cremation ground. Suspecting it to be a case of murder, we immediately informed the police and requested them for a probe,” said the complainant. During the probe, the police recovered the CCTV footage of the spot where Kaka was found dead. In the CCTV Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 19 The contractual employees of the Civil Hospital, working under the user charges policy of the government, have failed to receive their salaries for the month of April and May. They have now decided to go on strike from May 28. Raj Kumar Saathi, an employee, said they had not received their salaries for the past two months. “We have given 10-day time to the department to release our salary. If we didn’t get Sandeep Kumar, COMPLAINANT footage, Tajinderpal was seen attacking Kaka with some heavy object while the latter was lying asleep. Tajinderpal again visited the spot early on Thursday morning to confirm if Kaka had died. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Jagraon Deepkaran Singh said Kaka and Tajinderpal were good friends. They exchanged heated arguments on some issue on the night of May 17. To teach him a lesson, the suspect hacked Kaka to death. The DSP said the suspect had been arrested. Say they did not get their salaries for months of April, May the salary, we will go on strike,” he said. Demanding regularisation, the employees went on a strike last month. They got assurance from the Health Minister, but nothing has been done so far in this regard. To make things worse, they have not received their salaries for the past two months.
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