13032017-CT-01.qxd 3/13/2017 1:14 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 13 MARCH 2017| chandigarh PU: HISTORY DEPT LIBRARY LENDS TRAGEDY: 1 DEAD, 15 HURT IN ROAD MISHAP MONDAY Þ PAGE 2 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY BOOKS ONLY FOR HOURS Þ PAGE 2 ASHMAH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL CELEBRATES HOLI No flights for three days at int’l airport Þ PAGE 4 MAXIMUM YESTERDAY MINIMUM 23°C 10°C 21.7°C 8°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6.29 PM 6.33 AM Electricity Dept to recover over ~8 cr from defaulters Holi hai! Tribune News Service Mohali, March 12 All flight operations at the international airport will remain suspended for three days—March 19, April 2 and 16 — due to repair work of the runway, here. Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Due to repair work of runway, flights not to operate on March 19, April 2 & 16 The airport authorities said all flights to and from the airport would stand cancelled on the above mentioned three days following directions of the Airport Authority of India. The Punjab and Haryana HC had directed the airport authorities to upgrade the landing system. SUNRISE MONDAY Women play with colours during the Holi Milan organised by the Purvanchal Association at Sector 46 in Chandigarh on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: S CHANDAN Chandigarh, March 12 More than 273 defaulters comprising the companies, industries, individuals, government offices, boards and the corporation owe more than Rs 8 crore to the Electricity Department as pending bills. The names of the defaulters were made public by the Electricity Department. Sources said the department had displayed the names of the defaulters on its website acting on the directions of the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) . The JERC asked the department to display the names of the defaulters on the official website. The sources said the list is of defaulters who collectively owe the amount. The names of the govern- Names made public on official website on directions of JERC ment departments that figure in the list include the Civil Secretariats of Punjab and the UT, MLAs’ hostels and various departments of the MC and the Administration. The list includes the names of the consumers who have not paid the amount of more than Rs one lakh for various reasons. Sources in the department said in many cases, the payment had not been made due to dispute or court cases. In some of the cases, it was found that the companies ran away after leaving Continued on page 4 1,850 men in khaki to keep Cop dies as rifle goes off while cleaning check on Holi revelry in tricity Was posted on security duty at former Punjab Minister’s house in Sector 2 Tribune News Service Tribune News Service BE SAFE, SAY EXPERTS Dos Chandigarh, March 12 Close to 1,850 police personnel will be deployed across the tricity to ensure peaceful Holi celebrations. Nakas will be laid at various places to check traffic violations, including helmetless riding. As many as 1,100 police personnel will be deployed in Chandigarh to prevent hooligans from creating ruckus. Six DSPs, 23 inspectors, 741 police personnel along with 200 traffic cops and 150 cops of the PCR staff will be deployed across the city. Police officials said the nakas would be laid in Sector 8,9,10, 11, 15, 17, 22, 34, 35, 36 and near educational institutes to check hooliganism. The police said that women cops would also be deployed at various places to ensure the girls playing Holi were not harassed by the revellers. “Youths throwing eggs on girls will have to face the music”, said a police official. Over 250 policemen to keep vigil in Panchkula Over 250 police personnel will be on duty tomorrow to check rowdiness and hooliganism on Holi in Panchkula. The police say that this time around they will be stricter ■ Apply sunscreen or moisturiser before and after playing with colours ■ Use vaseline, olive oil, coconut oil, mustard oil on body ■ Use toner to close skin pores before stepping out ■ Oil hair with coconut, olive or castor oil ■ Cover head with a cap, thick scarf; wear fullsleeved shirts, fulllength bottom ■ Cover eyes with glasses ■ Paint finger and toe nails to protect from harsh effects of colours ■ Use cleansing milk to remove colours ■ Rinse hair with plenty of water, use mild, herbal shampoos followed by deep conditioner ■ If something gets in eye, splash with distilled or tap water ■ Consult a doctor immediately in case of any skin or eye irritation that does not go away even after liberal splashes of cold water Don’ts ■ Play with wet colours, mud, grime, grease, metallic or synthetic colours ■ Sit in sunlight after playing with colours ■ Wash face with hard soaps ■ Take bath immediately after the play ■ Rub eyes if something gets in ■ Use petrol, kerosene, spirit, detergent to remove skin stains Senior citizen dies after being hit by vehicle MET PREDICTS A BRIGHT, SUNNY HOLI A bright, dry and sunny Holi is on the cards for tricity residents. After unusual showers during the week, the Met department on Sunday predicted a ‘perfectly sunny day’ during the festival across the tricity, although rain is likely to make a comeback after March 18. Following showers during the week, there were fears that Monday’s Holi celebrations could be a washout. However, not only has the Met than ever before and no hooliganism or lawlessness will be tolerated. Patrolling parties have been doubled for the day and separate nakas will set up to check traffic violations and drunk driving. A total of 11 nakas will be set up at various spots of the city. The police will check traffic violations department allayed those fears, it has also predicted a slight rise in temperature in Chandigarh on Monday, which is expected to take away the chill and make conditions better for the festival of colours. An official of the Met Department informed that maximum temperature on Monday will be 24 degrees Celsius while the minimum is expected to hover around 10 degrees Celsius. and crack down on drunk drivers. “Patrolling parties will ensure safety of the people and check hooliganism”, said ACP Mukesh Malhotra. 500 police personnel to be on their toes in Mohali To check hooligans and traffic offenders during Holi, Chandigarh, March 12 A 35-year-old constable of the Punjab Police posted on security duty at former Punjab Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa’s house in Sector 2, died after the service weapon he was cleaning went off accidentally on Sunday. The police have ruled out any foul play in the incident. According to the police, the victim has been identified as Surjeet of the Punjab Police. nearly 500 policemen will remain on Mohali roads tomorrow. Mohali SSPKuldip Singh Chahal said 35 special nakas would be laid across the town to check hooliganism, during the festival. “We will not allow any disruption of law and order”, said the SSP . Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 12 A pedestrian died after being hit by a vehicle on the road separating Sectors 20 and 21. The victim, a senior citizen, had left home for an evening walk on Saturday when the accident took place. According to the police, Vikas Sharda, a resident of Sector 20, reported that his father Varinder Shardha had left for his evening walk at 7.30 pm. In his statement to the police, the complainant Continued on page 4 Mohali remains Cong citadel as Akalis lose ground Of 229 polling booths, SAD-BJP combine gets maximum number of votes at only three Akash Ghai Tribune News Service Mohali, March 12 The Akalis have apparently lost ground in the Mohali Assembly Constituency. The booth-wise voting list showed that of the total 229 polling booths, the AkaliBJP combine candidate Captain Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu, who remained at the third spot in the final result, managed to get highest number of votes at just three booths. At one of the booths, with a total of 460 voters, the Akali-BJP candidate did not even get a single vote whereas Congress candi- Counting of votes in progress in Mohali on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL date Balbir Singh Sidhu got 146 votes which were the highest and Aam Aadmi Party candidate Narinder Singh Shergill got 117 votes at the same booth. The rest of the votes were shared by other candidates. The data showed that the Akali candidate remained on top at just three booths in the entire constituency. “Even at some booths, which were located in the area of the Akali leaders, showed poor results. It is a matter of introspection”, said a local Akali leader. On the other hand, the first-time AAP candidate managed to fetch the highest number of votes at 23 booths. The party also shared the top slot with the Congress at three booths. “Though Mohali was not my home ground, we did fair- c m y b ly well in some areas of the constituency”, said Shergill. Remaining at the top at 203 booths, Congress candidate Balbir Singh Sidhu, the three-time winner in arow, again proved that Mohali was his citadel. “Our share of votes has marginally come down from 55 per cent to 51 per cent here because of the triangular contest this time. But I am more than satisfied from the response and love that I have got from Mohali people. It is really stupendous that we remained on the top at 90 per cent of the booths, here”, said Sidhu. Ram Gopal, DSP (Central), said the victim was cleaning his SLR when the weapon accidentally went off. The bullet hit the victim in the head. Dhindsa, who emerged as the winner in the state Assembly elections from the Lehra constituency (results of which were declared on March 11) was at home when the incident took place. The UT police was informed about the incident, who reached the spot to probe the matter. The victim, constable Surjeet. The victim was rushed to the Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, in a PCR where doctors declared him brought dead. The weapon with which the victim was hit has been seized by the police. The body has been kept at a mortuary and the autopsy will be conducted on Monday after which the body will be handed over to the family. The victim was a native of Jalandhar. Inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC have been initiated at the Sector 3 police station and an investigation has been begun in the matter.
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