11032017-CT-01.qxd 3/11/2017 12:53 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 11 MARCH 2017| chandigarh YOGA: FREE CLASSES FOR DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS: UT RESIDENTS IN 38 SCHOOLS Þ PAGE 2 TO WAIVE MDR CHARGES Þ PAGE 9 Þ PAGE 9 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY SATURDAY STUDENTS FIND CLASS X HINDI PAPER EASY Mohali resident killed in Sydney plane crash Our Correspondent Mohali, March 10 A resident of Mohali has died in a plane crash in Sydney. According to reports, the pilot of the light, two-seater plane, Amarinder Singh (40), was killed in the crash. His parents are residents of Sector 69 here. The sister of the deceased rang up the family here about the crash. Members of the family said today that Amarinder Singh’s wife worked as a teacher in Sydney and the couple had an 11-year-old daughter. His sister also stays in Australia. He studied in Chandigarh and had left for Australia about 26 years ago for employment. Amarinder Singh was working as a jail superintendent in Sydney and liked flying. He was alone in the plane at the time of the crash. According an agency report Kin of Amarinder Singh (below) mourn his death at his house in Sector 69, Mohali, on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY GHARU from Australia, the small plane hit the ground at Oakdale. The crash is reported to have occurred about 6 km from the Oaks Airfield. The body of the pilot was sent for a post-mortem examination. Amarinder Singh’s father, Ajit Singh, and his mother have booked a flight for Australia, where the last rites of the deceased are expected to take place. SUNSET SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNDAY 6.28 PM 6.36 AM Our Correspondent Our Correspondent Mohali, March 10 Arrangements are in place for the counting of votes for the Assembly constituencies in Punjab tomorrow, VK Singh, state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), said here today. The CEO, who was speaking to newspersons after reviewing the arrangements at the three counting centres for the Mohali, Kharar and Dera Bassi constituencies in the District Administrative Complex, said the counting process would begin at 8 am. The trends would be available by about 9.30 am. He said 54 counting centres had been set up at 27 places for the 117 Assembly seats in the state. As many as 14,000 officials and other staff had been put on the job. One observer had been deputed for each constituency. VK Singh said the counting would be done under Mohali, March 10 Hectic activity was seen at the three counting centres for the Mohali, Kharar and Dera Bassi Assembly constituencies set up on the fourth floor of the District Administrative Complex in Sector 76 here today. The elections for the constituencies were held on February 4. The Mohali counting centre has been furnished with a red carpet and cloth of a similar colour has been used for covering chairs. In the Kharar counting centre in the DAC, the predominant colour is green and in the Dera Bassi centre, blue and yellow. The corridor leading to the three counting centres of Mohali district has been barricaded and a separate channel of entry provided to each centre in the building. The employees put on counting duty reached their respective counting centres, The HRD Ministry has asked the PU to generate its own resources so that it does not land itself in such a financial crisis again. that the university would form a committee, which would chalk out a plan on how to utilise the grant. A detailed report of the expenditure has to submit to the HRD Ministry. PU VC Arun Kumar 10°C 12.5°C Trends to be available by 9.30 am, says CEO; tight security in place Generate resources, ministry asks varsity High Court had earlier asked the UGC to release Rs 30.5 crore to the PU. However, the UGC has moved the Supreme Court on the issue. Kirron Kher said at the meeting it was also decided MINIMUM Hectic activity at counting centres City MP Kirron Kher takes up issue with HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Chandigarh, March 10 The Union Human Resource Development Ministry will release a onetime emergency grant of Rs 140 crore to Panjab University to cope with the financial crisis. This was decided by the ministry at a highlevel meeting after city Member of Parliament Kirron Kher raised the issue with HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. The Punjab and Haryana YESTERDAY 20°C 22°C The D-Day is here, fingers crossed PU to get one-time grant of ~140 cr Tribune News Service MAXIMUM Grover said he was not aware about the decision on the grant, but Kirron Kher had told him today that she was going to meet the HRD Minister and the Finance Minister over the grant issue. c m y b A policeman stands guard outside the counting centres at the District Administrative Complex in Mohali on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY GHARU the supervision of the returning officer concerned. Postal ballots would be counted first and the EVMs taken up next. He emphasised that transparency would be ensured during the counting process. TV screens would be installed for the public to see the election results. Besides, the results would be updated on the website of the Election Commission. ADGP-cum-Nodal Officer VK Bhawra said adequate security arrangements had been made for the counting. The carrying of weapons and mobile phones was prohibited at the counting centres. Only pass holders and other authorised persons would be allowed in. Continued on page 4 Come March 26, fly direct to Jaipur Woman sets herself afire, dies Chandigarh: Starting March 26, the city will get direct air connectivity with Jaipur. Jet Airways on Friday announced to launch this flight in a build-up to the coming summer season. The flight between Jaipur and Chandigarh will depart Jaipur at 2 pm and arrive in Chandigarh at 3.30 pm. The return flight will depart Chandigarh at 4.10 pm and reach Jaipur at 5.40 pm, Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said. TNS Chandigarh: A 20-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire at Mauli Jagran on Friday evening. The victim has been identified as Madhuri, a resident of Vikas Nagar in Mauli Jagran. The victim poured kerosene and immolated herself. She was alone at home. The victim’s neighbour informed the police, who rushed to the spot and found the room bolted from inside. They broke open the door and found the victim dead. The victim was pursuing a computer course. Her father is a daily wage earner. TNS
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