25082023-LT-01.qxd 8/25/2023 1:01 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune THREE PLANNING TO COMMIT DACOITY AT FACTORY NABBED TRAILER OF DIRECT-TO- DIGITAL MOVIE HADDI OUT ALIA, KRITI SHARE NATIONAL AWARD FOR ‘BEST ACTRESS’ Police recovered two motorcycles, 21 mobiles phones and sharp weapons from their possession. P2 Haddi, directed by Akshat Sharma, is a crime vengeance drama and will premiere on September 7. P3 Alia and Kriti have won Best Actress Award at National Film Awards for Gangubai Kathiawadiand Mimi. P4 » » FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6.59 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:58 AM » FRIDAY | 25 AUGUST 2023 | LUDHIANA HP youth dies as speeding truck hits bike Ludhiana, August 24 A youth lost his life in a road mishap near Mandiala Kalan in Khanna on Wednesday evening after his Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle was hit by a speeding truck. The deceased has been identified as Sumit Thakur (23) of Was pursuing MBA from Jalandhar college Samaila in Mandi district of HP He was pursuing MBA . from DAV College, Jalandhar. Sumit was going to Jalandhar from Khanna when the tragedy occurred. He sustained a severe head injury and was admitted to a private hospital in Ludhiana where he succumbed to his injuries. On getting information about the mishap, Sumit’s family members from Mandi reached Khanna. Kin of the deceased said Sumit wanted to join the Indian Army. Earlier, he had also passed a written test for the Army but could not clear the physical test. Now, he was preparing to reappear in the physical test. Two years ago, the victim’s elder brother breathed his last. ASI Sukhwinderpal Singh said based on the statement of the deceased’s kin, the police registered a case against the unidentified truck driver. — TNS Floods hit paddy on 6K hectares, plants on 4,725 hectares recover Max loss caused in Samrala block, no damage in 3 blocks Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 24 The recent floods caused by incessant rains and overflowing of water bodies had damaged paddy crop over at least 6,475 hectares in Ludhiana district, the government has confirmed. While the damaged rice plantation had recovered on over 4,725 hectares after waterlogged fields were drained out, the replantation of paddy crop had been done over 1,750 hectares, officials have said. Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik told The Tribune here on Thursday that the district administration with the help of the Agriculture Department had acted swiftly to help out distressed farmers following the losses caused to their crops due to the recent floods and incessant rains. “The administration conducted an extensive survey of the fields and all peasants who had suffered damages to their crops had been helped out by way of arranging recovery of their partially damaged crops and replantation against the completely A farmer with his recovered paddy crop in Ludhiana on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN destroyed crop,” she said. Divulging the extent of damage and relief extended to the farmers, Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO) Narinder Benipal said the paddy crop was planted over 2,56,900 hectares in the district during the current kharif season. “Almost 6,475 hectares of area under paddy had suffered damages due to the recent floods and incessant rains,” he said. continued on page 2 BLOCK-WISE CROP LOSS Block Samrala Mangat Machhiwara Sidhwan Bet Khanna Dehlon Ludhiana Doraha Total Loss 3,350 1,260 1,130 325 250 65 50 45 6,475 c m y b Replanted 550 710 220 125 130 15 0 0 1,750 SAFE BLOCKS Recovered 2,800 550 910 200 120 50 50 45 4,725 Pakhowal, Sudhar and Jagraon blocks reported no loss to crops due to floods/ incessant rains. PADDY AREA 2,56,900 (SOURCE: AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT, AREA IN HECTARES) 8 held two bank employees captive, extorted money Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 24 The Police Division 6 yesterday registered a case against eight persons who had held two persons, including a manager of ICICI Bank, captive at the main suspect’s home in New Amar Nagar here and extorted money from him. Four of the suspects have been identified, They are Nitish Kumar of New Amar Nagar, Pawan, Deepu and Monu. The complainant, Sandeep Kumar of Bhamian Kalan, said he was working as a relationship manager with ICICI Bank at Feroze Gandhi Mar- Passenger falls off train, dies Ludhiana, August 24 A passenger died after falling from a moving train on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana rail route in Samrala. The deceased fell from Nangal Dam Express near the Bijlipur railway crossing and was critically injured. Passersby called the 108 ambulance service but he died before reaching the hospital. His age is estimated to be between 40 and 45 years. The GRP initiated a probe into the matter. — TNS Four of suspects identified, raids on to nab them ket. On August 18, a customer, Nitish Kumar, called him to his house to clear the pending payment of his credit card. He, along with his colleague Rajdeep, reached the house of the suspect around 4.45 pm. “Before we could ask him to pay the money, the suspect along with his accomplices held us captive in a room. They snatched our identity cards and my ATM card. After- wards, they assaulted us and took the PIN number of the card and withdrew Rs 39,400 from my account. Later, they asked my colleague to arrange Rs 25,000 more and threatened us of dire consequences if we fail to provide the money,” the complainant alleged. “To prevent police action, the suspects forced us to write a statement on a white paper. They made us write that we have helped Nitish due to his poor financial condition and we have given money without any pressure,” he alleged. ASI Davinder Singh said after registering a case, raids were on to nab the suspects. Mother-son duo held for running sex racket Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 24 In a raid at a house on the College road on Wednesday, the police claimed to have busted a sex racket. A mother-son duo were arrested by the police for running the racket. The suspects have been identified as Anita Walter, her son Aman Walter, residents of Indrapuri, Tajpur Road. The police recovered Rs 500 in cash and 92 condoms from the spot. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Civil Lines, Jasroop Kaur, in a statement issued said a tip-off was received that the mother-son duo had taken a house on rent on the College road where they run a sex racket and supply prostitutes to their clients continued on page 2.
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