11072017-CT-01.qxd 7/11/2017 1:01 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 11 JULY 2017 | CHANDIGARH BBA admission Encroachments galore Geeta aims high Centralised admission for BBA in city colleges starts at GGDSD College, Sector 32. P2 Encroachments by makeshift vendors at Dera Bassi and Zirakpur markets are a common sight. P4 Wrestler Geeta Phogat aims gold at next year's Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. P6 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 32°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37.4°C MIN 29.2°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 7.27 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.30 AM SNIPPETS More trouble for Jaypee garbage plant Anti-pollution panel finds violations, asks mgmt to show cause why it should not be sealed Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service The newly elected chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of the Zila Parishad and the Panchayat Samiti. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN BJP’s Geeta Rani is ZP chief Chandigarh: BJP candidates were on Monday unanimously elected chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of the Zila Parishad and the Panchayat Samiti. A special meeting of elected members of the Panchayat Samiti and the Zila Parishad was convened to elect the chairpersons and the vice-chairpersons. Geeta Rani was elected chairperson and Santosh Rani vice-chairperson of the Zila Parishad while Nanak Singh was elected chairman and Sukhwant Kaur vice-chairperson of the Panchayat Samiti. The elected leaders said they would strive for the development of villages. The elections for the Zila Parishad and panchayats were held recently in which a majority of the BJP candidates won. Sanjay Tandon, city BJP president, said this was the first time BJP representatives were occupying all important political posts in Chandigarh, be it Member of Parliament, Mayor, Senior Deputy Mayor, chairman of the Market Committee or chairpersons of the Zila Parishad and the Panchayat Samiti. TNS Chandigarh, July 10 More trouble lies ahead for the Jaypee garbage processing plant at Dadu Majra as the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) has issued a show-cause notice to the plant for violations. The committee has given 15 days to the plant management to reply to the notice. It has asked the management to show cause why the plant should not be sealed and legal action initiated against them for the violations. The notice was served after a team of the CPCC found several irregularities and shortcomings in the functioning of the plant. The team found that the effluent treatment plant was not working properly and merely water had been filled to show that the plant was operational. The staff were not able to explain the operation of the plant. During the inspection, it was found that solid waste was stored in huge quantities and in an indiscriminate manner. When it rained, the solid waste went into the sewerage without being treated. Besides, the unit had failed to deposit the water cess. The committee said the air pollution-control devices were not functioning properly and were leaking. Mayor to attend NGT hearing today The Mayor and the Commissioner will attend a hearing of Fallout of INLD protest Tribune News Service Mohali, July 10 A 36-year-old man was nabbed at the Chandigarh international airport at Mohali while attempting to smuggle two gold bars, which he had hidden in his orifice, today. The accused, Deepak, a resident of Ulhaas Nagar, Thane, Maharashtra, flew in from Dubai in the morning and landed at the local airport when he was nabbed by a joint team of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and the Customs Department here. Sleuths of the DRI’s Kharar: The police are making efforts to trace the driver and the car which mowed down three minor children of the nearby Bhukari village on Sunday. The accident had occurred near Khanpur village on the Kharar-Kurali road around 9.30 am on Sunday in which three children -- a brother-sister duo and a neighbour -- were killed. Kharar SHO Satnam Singh said the police were looking for CCTV footage and gathering information from persons who were near the spot when the accident took place. The police expressed the hope that they would trace the car soon. Meanwhile, all three children were cremated at their native Bhukari village on Sunday. OC Gold chain snatched in Sec 37 Chandigarh: A gold chain was allegedly snatched from a woman by bike riders near her house in Sector 37 on Sunday evening. According to the police, victim Sangita was on a stroll near her house when two bike-borne persons came and snatched her chain. A case under Sections 356 and 379 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 39 police station. The police are scrutinising the CCTV footage of the area to get a clue. TNS Commuters stuck in a traffic jam at Dera Bassi on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL PAGE 5 P’kula MC Commissioner shifted Tribune News Service Truck catches fire at Dera Bassi Dera Bassi: A concrete mixture truck went up in flames after it reportedly got stuck in live wires at GBP Colony, Dera Bassi, on Monday. The driver of the truck suffered a shock and was taken to a nearby hospital, sources said. The incident occurred around 6.30 pm when the truck was on its way back from GBP Colony. Midway, the truck got stuck in live wires, which were reportedly hanging low, and caught fire. A fire engine from Dera Bassi was pressed into service. OC Panchkula, July 10 After protests by journalists, the Haryana Government has finally transferred the Panchkula MC Commissioner, Dr Shaleen. Now, Ashok Kumar Meena, an IAS officer of the 2006 batch, will be the new Panchkula MC Commissioner, who will hold the charge in addition to his duties as Director, Development and Panchayats, Rural Develop- ment, Haryana. Dr Shaleen has been transferred as Additional Secretary, Finance Dr Shaleen Department, Haryana. Journalists of Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana had protested against the Panchkula Municipal Commissioner’s alleged threat to a journalist. On July 8, a delegation of journalists from Chandigarh and Panchkula had met Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at his residence in Sector 3, Chandigarh. At the meeting, Khattar had assured the journalists that action would be taken by Monday. The journalists had demanded the transfer of the MC Commissioner, an FIR against him and his father, and an apology. Dr Shaleen was also at loggerheads with Panchkula Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia. Come November, Air India to fly Bangkok Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 10 Amid privatisation talks, Air India is all set to start a direct flight from Chandigarh to Bangkok in the winter schedule. As the case came up for resumed hearing before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Bench was told that Air India would launch the flight in November. It would operate four days a week. The Bench hearing the case was provided the information almost 10 months after the Chandigarh-Bangkok flight by Air India was first announced. The flight was to start in April, but was deferred till May. Taking up the matter, the Division Bench headed by Justice SS Saron asked Air India to submit its status report on restarting the Amritsar-Birmingham flight by July 18. During the course of the hearing, Assistant Solicitor General Chetan Mittal told the Bench that the work for recarpeting/resurfacing of the airport had been allotted to a private company and it had initiated the process. The Bench was also told that a meeting convened by the Secretary, Civil Aviation Ministry, would deliberate on issues hovering around the international airport in Delhi in the first week of August. The issues include the acquisition of land for a parallel taxi track, resurfacing of the runway and the hub-spoke flight policy. Taking a note of the assertion, the Bench asked the Union Government to file its status report on the meeting. The Bench was informed that the Ministry of Defence had given its approval for the acquisition of land for a parallel taxi track. “The Ministry c m y b of Defence has given the approval and the file has now been sent to the Ministry of Aviation, which is the main funding source for the track,” the Union Government counsel asserted. The Haryana Government counsel added that Rs 22 lakh had been paid to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for carrying out a survey for an underpass from the NH-21 side till the international terminal for direct access from Chandigarh. The garbage processing plant at Dadu Majra. Man held for bid to smuggle two gold bars at airport Akash Ghai Kids' death: Car yet to be traced The concrete mixture truck in flames after coming in contact with live wires at Dera Bassi on Monday. the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on July 11. The NGT had asked the MC Commissioner and the MD of Jaypee Associates to be present during the next hearing. Jaypee Associates has challenged the decision of the MC to terminate the contract saying there were mala fide intentions behind the move. The MC has prepared a report stating that in the past one month, the plant had accepted only 133 tonnes of the 429 tonnes of solid waste sent to it. Modus operandi The accused, Deepak, a resident of Ulhaas Nagar, Thane, Maharashtra, flew in from Dubai on Monday morning and landed at the local airport. Deepak had hidden 24-carat gold bars, weighing 407 gm, worth Rs 11 lakh, in his orifice. . regional office at Chandigarh had a tip-off in this regard. Deepak had hidden 24-carat gold bars, weighing 407 gm, worth Rs 11 lakh, in his orifice. According to sources, the accused first feigned ignorance about the gold bars. Later, he confessed to his crime following which the team recovered the gold bars. “This is the first case of concealment of gold bars in the body witnessed at the local airport,” said the sources. Deepak was a carrier and was to get Rs 8,000 for his services. “Deepak is a professional carrier. He has already made 15 to 20 short trips to different countries in the past month and a half,” said the sources. Legal action has been initiated against the accused after booking him under the Customs Act, 1962.
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