06032017-CT-01.qxd 3/6/2017 12:38 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 6 MARCH 2017| chandigarh SALARY: PUTA MEMBERS TO SACRILEGE: TENSION GRIPS STAGE DHARNA DERA BASSI VILLAGE Þ PAGE 2 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MONDAY ‘SUHAG’ MARKS FINALE OF 3-DAY THEATRE FEST 25-year-old biker dies in accident Þ PAGE 2 Þ PAGE 4 MAXIMUM YESTERDAY POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH Parts of Sector 38, 40, Sector 39 waterworks and DM Colony: 10 am to 3 pm Parts of Sector 8 B & C, 18, 19, 21, 22 B, 27, 37, 56, Pipliwala and Mariwala towns, Shanti Nagar, Darshni Bagh, Bank Colony, Dehra Sahib, Main Bazaar and Old Ropar Road in Mani Majra: 10 am to 4 pm Guthi casts a spell P5 SUNSET SUNRISE MONDAY TUESDAY 6.25 PM 6.42 AM Haryana INTUC chief escapes bid on life Flying high Tribune News Service Mohali, March 5 A 25-year-old youth died after his motorcycle hit a pavement at the PTL light point in Phase V here. The mishap took place at 12.30 am yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Sanjiv Kumar, a factory employee. The deceased, along with his two friends, was going towards Shahi Majra village. The victim’s friends suffered minor injuries. The injured were taken to the Mohali Civil Hospital at Phase VI where doctors declared Sanjiv brought dead. According to the police, Sanjiv was staying with his friends in a rented accommodation at Shahi Majra village. They were working at a factory in Phase VII, Industrial Area, Mohali. “He was unmarried and originally hailed from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh,” said the police. The body was handed over to family members after conducting an autopsy. MINIMUM 27°C 13°C 26.6°C 10.9°C Gunshots fired; victim identifies 10 of 15 attackers Tribune News Service A 101-foot-tall National Flag that was unfurled by MP Kirron Kher at the Japanese Garden in Sector 31, Chandigarh, on Sunday. The Tricolour is 20 ft long and 30 ft wide. TRIBUNE PHOTO: S CHANDAN PAGE 5 Sec 38 man gives new lease of life to 4 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 5 “My dad was the heart and soul of our family. He used to help anyone, any time and never think twice about it. For someone with such a big and beautiful heart, to go so early at the age of 58 is just so unfair,” said the inconsolable son of Arvind Malik, a resident of Sector 38 (West), Chandigarh, who gave a new lease of life to four patients at the PGI here today. Talking about the decision of the family to donate the organs, Jatin Malik, elder son of the deceased who is an engineer with the Merchant Navy, said after his father was declared brain dead last night at the PGI, transplant coordinators took up the issue with the family. ❝ I think you develop a different level of respect for the donor family for their spirit of unconditional love amidst their own grief.❞ — DR VIPIN KOUSHAL, NODAL OFFICER, ROTTO, PGI “Though it was an extremely tough call, we believed it was the right thing to do,” he said. The Malik family took an exceptionally courageous decision when Arvind’s s wife Neelam Malik and sons Jatin and Neeraj gave consent following which his kidneys and cornea were retrieved, impacting four lives tangibly. Jatin said, “Till the morning of March 3, everything was perfect. And within minutes, our world crashed as my father fell on to the concrete patio while getting out of the car after reaching home from a routine trip to the market and got severe head trauma. We rushed him to the PGI.” “Hopefully, our decision for organ donation will help some others turn lucky and save them the pain and trauma of losing their dear one. This is our biggest tribute to the departed soul,” said Arvind’s wife Neelam and younger son Neeraj, who works with Jet Airways, c m y b while trying to hold back their tears. Meanwhile, one of the kidney recipients’ daughter, said, “All of us were overjoyed that my father made it through the operation, but we never lost sight of the fact that this was due to someone else having taken the decision to donate their father’s organs. We just can’t thank the donor family enough.” Dr Vipin Koushal, Nodal Officer, ROTTO, PGI, said, “I think you develop a different level of respect for the donor family for thier spirit of unconditional love amidst their own grief. There cannot be a better teaching in humanitarian spirit than organ donation. The way Arvind Malik’s family supported the cause is magnanimous indeed.” Panchkula, March 5 Haryana state president of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) Bhupendra Babbu and his driver were attacked by a group of around 15 men at Amravati Enclave here this morning. The attackers fired three or four bullets from a pistol and used blunt swords and sharp weapons in the attack. While the bullets did not hit anyone, the driver received a cut on his arm from a sword. While it seems to be a case of old rivalry, political vendetta cannot be ruled out as both parties are related to rival political groups. Babbu was at his underconstruction house just 100 metres away from the local police post when around 15 men approached the site and attacked the two. On seeing them, Babbu fled towards the police post while his driver tried to confront them. Three or four bullets were fired at Babbu, who managed A Fortuner SUV that was damaged at Amravati Enclave in Panchkula. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH to escape unhurt. The attackers fled before the police reached the spot. Babbu has identified 10 of the 15 attackers and has given their names to the police, who have registered a case under Sections 323, 427, 307 and 506 of the IPC and also under the Arms Act. The attackers came from the DLF Colony side in four cars, including a Maruti 800, a Swift and a Fortuner, and fled towards Himachal Pradesh. Babbu’s Fortuner SUV was also damaged by the attackers. According to Babbu, the men were involved in illegal mining and many residents had submitted verbal complaints against them to him. “I had written to the authorities to take action against them and thus they attacked me,” he said. The police recovered one empty shell from the spot. CTU mulls hike in bus fare Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 5 After a gap of three years, the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) is considering increasing the bus fare and the rates of passes. Sources said a fare hike proposal had been prepared to reduce the loss of the CTU due to frequent increase in the rates of diesel over the years. The CTU has proposed to increase the rates for both AC and non-AC buses ranging from 10 to 15 per cent in three different slabs. The CTU charges fare in three slabs. At present, commuters are paying Rs 5 for up to 3 km, Rs 10 for 3 km to 10 km and Rs 15 for over 10 km. For travelling in AC buses, Rs 10 is charged for up to 3 km, Rs 15 for 3 km to 10 km and Rs 20 for above 10 km. An officer of the department said the CTU was preparing the proposal in such a way that it would have the minimum effect Continued on page 4
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