23102023-LT-01.qxd 10/23/2023 1:05 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune ALOK PIPS ARMANDEEP IN CBSE BOXING TOURNEY RASHMIKA MANDANNA’S NEXT FILM TITLED THE GIRLFRIEND SINGER RIHANNA PLANNING A ‘MASSIVE’ COMEBACK TOUR In 49-52 kg category of CBSE North Zone-II Boxing Tourney, Alok Mor defeated Armandeep Singh. P2 Rashmika Mandanna set to headline The Girlfriend, a film presented by veteran producer Allu Aravind. P4 Rihanna is planning a ‘massive’ comeback tour for 2024-25 after striking a deal with Live Nation. P4 » » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 30°C | MIN 17°C YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 18°C SUNSET MONDAY 5.46 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:35 AM MONDAY | 23 OCTOBER 2023| LUDHIANA Man nabbed for attacking cops Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 22 The Police Division 5 yesterday registered a case against four persons, including two women, on the charge of attacking police officials near the bus stand. One of the suspects was arrested. 2 women among four booked, policeman hurt The suspects have been identified as Sher Singh, alias Shera, Ravi Kumar, Ravi’s mother Charanjit Kaur and Harpreet Kaur, all residents of Hakikatpura mohalla. Sher Singh was arrested. The complainant, senior constable Mandeep Singh, said on Saturday around 9 pm he, along with other police officials, were present at Hakikatpura mohalla where the suspects came and started abusing him. When they tried to stop them, they continued to hurl abuses. “Ravi even damaged my private car by hitting it with tiles. Other suspects also threw bricks at the vehicle. They even attacked me and injured my arms. We informed the police station concerned, which led to the arrest of one of the suspects, Sher Singh,” the complainant said. Balkaran Singh said raids were being conducted to nab the other suspects. Lifts lying non-functional at Mother & Child Hospital Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 22 On the one side the Civil Hospital is being upgraded and will be automated soon and more beds are added to the Mother and Child Hospital (MCH) and the intensive care unit (ICU) is also being set up at the hospital but on the other side the situation is that the basic and necessary facility such as elevator is not available here. There are three lifts at the MCH but none of them is functional at present. The hospital was set up in 2014 and then an incident occurred where a small boy got stuck in the lift. In the absence of a operator, it was then decided not to operate the lifts till the staff were hired. Years passed, the lift operators were not hired and the elevators remained non-functional. As they were lying idle, they also developed snags. These were installed at a cost of Rs 50 lakh. Meanwhile, the Civil Hospital building also has a provision for lift and a shaft had been installed long ago but the lift was not installed. At the MCH, two lifts were for patients while one was for doctors. The lifts can accommodate up to six persons and Patients are having a tough time in the absence of lifts at the Mother and Child Hospital in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA SHUT SINCE 2014 The Mother and Child Hospitalwas set up in 2014 and then an incident occurred where a small boy got stuck in the lift. In the absence of a operator, it was then decided not to operate the lifts till the staff were hired. Years passed, the lift operators were not hired and the elevators remained non-functional. a stretcher. Since the operation theatre is located at the first floor, lifts become necessary for patients. The patients, especially pregnant women, face a difficult situation when they had to go to the first floor on a stretcher or wheelchair through the ramp. “My daughter had a difficult time while staying at the hospital after her delivery as there is no provision of lift. It becomes really difficult to go through stairs and ramp in such conditions,” said Ranjana, a resident of Tibba Road. A patient at the Civil Hospital said stretchers were not available during his admission to the hospital. “It is the main government hospital of the district and it does not have a lift. It becomes tough for those patients who had undergone surgeries and for elderly patients and their kin,” said Ram Parsad, another patient. During his recent visit, Health Minister Balbir Singh also took a serious note of the non-working lifts and asked staff to take quick action in the matter as elevators were mandatory in a hospital. Assistant Civil Surgeon Vivek said they tried to operate the lifts but they were not functional as they were lying closed for many years. “We have written to the higher authorities regarding the issue and requested for their checking so that the fault can be rectified. Once the problem is detected, they will make an estimate of the cost that will be incurred on their repair and intimate the department about the same. We have initiated the process for make them functional,” he said. SMO Harinder Sood said since lifts were never made operational, they had developed technical snags. “We will also initiate the process for the installation of a lift at the Civil Hospital as the shaft is already there,” he said. Civil Surgeon Hitinder Kaur said the process to repair the lifts had been initiated and hopefully, these would be functional soon. SUV-borne miscreants attack bizman, loot ~5 lakh, laptop Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 22 Miscreants in a Tata Safari vehicle targeted a businessman outside his house in Kitchlu Nagar, attacked him with sharp weapons and looted a bag containing Rs 5 lakh in cash and a laptop. When the businessman raised the alarm, the suspects fled the scene. The victim also suffered injuries and rushed to a nearby hospital. The PAU police reached the spot and started a probe. Shridhar said his son Saurav Aggarwal owns an aluminum factory on Gill Road. After closing the office, he reached home around 8.30 pm and parked the car in front of the house. He was walking 2 get life imprisonment for killing kanungo Ludhiana, October 22 The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Harbans Singh Lekhi has sentenced Veer Akarshit Modgil and Komal Joshi, both residents of Shimlapuri, Ludhiana, to rigorous life imprisonment on the charge of killing Albel Singh, a kanungo in the Revenue Department, following some money dispute. According to prosecution, a case was registered on October 19, 2018, at the Dehlon police station on the complaint of Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Canal View Colony, Bulara village, here. The complainant had told the police that on October 18, 2018, his father Albel Singh had gone for collecting money from Modgil but did not return. In the CCTV footage, the accused was seen taking his father along with him in his car. After the victim demanded his money from Modgil, the latter and his cousin Komal along with Albel had liquor on the Sidhwan Canal bank. As his father was demanding money again, the duo pushed him into the canaland fled the spot. Later, Albel’s body was recovered. During the trial, the accused pleaded innocence but after appreciating the evidence on record, the court found them guilty. — OC towards the house when fourfive armed robbers came out of a Tata Safari and attacked his son. His son suffered injuries. The robbers snatched the bag containing cash and laptop. He said he and some neighbours also came out after hearing his son’s screams. SI Balwinder Singh said the police probe found that the suspects fled towards the Dakha side. A case had been registered. Scribe booked for extortion Ludhiana, October 22 The Machhiwara police yesterday registered a case of extortion against Dharminder Singh of Machhiwara, a reporter of an online news channel, ‘India24 Infoline News’. Complainant Jatinder Sharma said he runs a school at Garhi Tarkhana where he had employed Roshan Singh as a security guard. He was sacked due to his non-serious attitude. On July 20, Dharminder alleged that Roshan’s dues were not cleared. He demanded a huge sum as ‘extortion’ else threatened to broadcast a news. When the money was not given, he ran a fake report on the online channel following which a complaint was filed, he said. — TNS Joyride takes turn for worse as youth flung Order to close fair after 10 pm fumes contractor on iron stairs at Dasehra fair, dies, 2 booked Sahnewal, October 22 The Sahnewal police have booked two residents of Makkar colony of Dhandhari Kalan for throwing a 28-yearold youth of Guru Nanak Nagar on the iron stairs at a Dasehra fair which resulted in his death the next day. A case under Section 304 and 34, IPC has been registered at Sahnewal police station. The police is on the look out for the alleged accused. The deceased has been identified as Narinder Singh, a resident of Guru Nanak Nagar, Daba road. His brother Gurjeet Singh told the Sahnewal police that he runs a sewing machine factory on Daba road. Every year, one Radheshyam organises a Dashera fair near Gyan Vidyalaya on the Lohara road. Radheshyam gave the charge of looking after the fair and planning rides for visitors to Gurjeet. The latter along with his brother Narendra Singh and companions Alok Tiwari, Gurpreet Singh and Deepu look after the rides in the fair. “On the evening of October 21, while one of my companions Alok was monitoring the rides at the Dasehra fair, Akash Kumar and Karan Rai of Makkar colony were taking a ride on one of the toy ships. As their turn was over, Alok asked them to get down but they refused. They rather insisted on being provided extra time on the swing which Alok refused. He asked again but they were in no mood to relent. Alok then called my brother Narinder who requested the two to get down from the ship. The two in a fit of rage pushed my brother Narinder so hard that he fell on the iron staircase. He got badly injured and I took him to a doctor who gave him injection and medicines. But the condition of my brother worsened at night. I admitted him to Mohan Dai Oswal Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” the complainant added. The Sahnewal police have registered a case against Akash and Karan on the complaint of the brother of the deceased. The two are still at large. SHO, Sahnewal, Inderjit Singh Boparai said the police were on the look out for them. “Soon, they will be held,” he added. — OC Ludhiana, October 22 The contractor operating swings at the city’s prominent Daresi fair fumed after the police ordered to close the fair after 10 pm. The police had reached the Daresi ground on Saturday night and stopped swings citing the orders of the district administration. Many residents were standing in queue to take ride on swings had to return disappointed but the police started switching off lights around 9.30 pm. The contractor, Varinder Kapoor, said he had taken the contract of the fair for around Rs 84 lakh, including all expenses. If the police would not allow him People enjoy rides at a fair on Daresi ground in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN to run swings till 11 pm, he will suffer huge losses. He said the police should also close other fairs in the city which were running beyond their scheduled time. Daresi SHO Inspector Gurjit Singh said the closing time of fairs was 10 pm and the police would not allow anybody to run such events after the closure time. — TNS Parking, traffic woes remain unaddressed in certain areas; authorities in slumber Commercialisation of residential zones worries Sarabha Nagar residents Stray dog menace, tangled web of cables other burning issues in ward their area. A resident said lems,” he said. WARD NO 76 Punjab State Power CorpoTraffic snarls have become a WARD WATCH WARD NO 75 LUDHIANA Parking issues are a routine affair on Malhar Road. INDERJEET VERMA Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 22 Residents of Sarabha Nagar, an area developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust In Ward 75 (old), are accusing the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, of turning a blind eye towards the rampant commercialisation of residential areas here. The alleged negligence by the civic body has resulted in significant hardships for residents, leading to a deterioration in their quality of life. Previously, the residents had called for a Vigilance Bureau inquiry after the MC authorities claimed that the Gurdwara road had been declared a commercial area. They blamed the officials concerned for disregarding public opinion and failing to solicit objections to such decisions. Questions regarding the subpar design of the Smart Street project on Malhar Road have also been raised by residents, arguing that it led to the road being narrowed, exacerbating the existing traffic congestion. Vikramjit Singh, a resident, said many commercial establishments on the Gurdwara road, Malhar Road and other parts of Sarabha Nagar lack proper parking facilities, leading to vehicles being parked on roads. Traffic jams near schools in Sarabha Nagar are also being ignored. “The situation has deteriorated to the extent that a number of residents have been compelled to shift from Sarabha Nagar to other localities. We urge the government to address these prob- common occurrence on the underpasses near Leisure Valley on the MC’s Zone D Office road. The construction of a railway overbridge on Pakhowal Road is still incomplete. Waterlogging after rain is a major concern on Block C Road in BRS Nagar and residents are demanding a permanent solution to the same. Former councillor Amrit Versha Rampal said numerous development projects were carried out during her term, including the installation of water pipes for a 24x7 water supply project, establishment of two new leisure valleys, renovation of the existing Leisure Valley, the Sidhwan Canal Water Front project, construction of an underpass and development of Sarabha Nagar markets and Malhar Road. A few compost pits were also created. Additionally, a waste compactor system and a few tubewells were installed. c m y b LUDHIANA The long-awaited construction of parking facilities at Ghumar Mandi Market in Ward 76 (old) has yet to become a reality. The issue persists because most of the commercial establishments in Ghumar Mandi lack adequate parking facilities, resulting in regular traffic congestion and vehicles being frequently parked on roads. Jagjot Singh, a visitor to the Ghumar Mandi market, said: “It is one of the city’s oldest and most prominent markets, yet issues related to lack of parking spaces and traffic A massive traffic congestion in Ghumar Mandi Market. congestion have not been resolved. The market is famous not only among city residents but also people from outside Ludhiana district for shopping. It is imperative for the government authorities to address these issues.” In the vicinity of Saggu Chowk, road sections have caved-in multiple times due to the collapse of old brick sewer line of the Municipal Corporation. Unfortunately, no concrete measures have been taken to prevent such incidents so far. Moreover, traffic congestion on the road connecting Saggu Chowk and Ferozepur Road is a routine affair. Furthermore, there is an absence of public toilets for both shopkeepers and visitors in the area. Residents of Krishna Nagar near Aarti Chowk have raised concerns about tangled web of cables in ration Limited (PSPCL) and the Municipal Corporation (MC) should address the cable entanglement issue and implement measures to streamline traffic. Meanwhile, residents in various areas had reported incidents of stray dog bites in the past which were not taken seriously by the authorities. Water supply pipes for a 24x7 water supply project, part of the Smart City Mission, were previously installed on Circuit Road and in nearby residential areas. The streets where pipes are installed will be recarpeted. In 2018, Gurpreet Gogi won the elections as a Congress candidate and served as a councillor. Later, he switched to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and was elected as the MLA from Ludhiana West in 2022. Gogi could not be reached for his comments.
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