15072017-CT-01.qxd 7/15/2017 1:02 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 15 JULY 2017 | CHANDIGARH Patwaris get job letters Stink gets unbearable Amandeep finishes T-2nd 732 canal patwaris recruited by Punjab Government given appointment letters. P4 Garbage crisis deteriorates after talks between MC officials and Dadu Majra residents fail. P9 Amandeep Drall settles for a tied-second spot in the eighth leg of golf tour. P10 GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.1°C MIN 28.2°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.26 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.32 AM SNIPPETS Class X student ends life Panchkula:A Class X girl student allegedly committed suicide in the Chandimandir Cantt area on Thursday night. According to the police, the 15year-old girl was a student of Army School in the Chandimandir Cantt area. After returning from her tuition in the evening, she went inside her room. Late at night, she committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan, investigating officer Rambhaj said. He said the girl had suffered an electric shock around three years ago due to which the upper part of her body and face had been badly affected. Due to it, she was stressed. TNS 21-yr-old girl commits suicide Chandigarh: A 21-year-old girl, daughter of a woman CRPF inspector, allegedly committed suicide on Friday by hanging herself at the CRPF Camp in Hallo Majra. The police said a suicide note was found from the spot in which she had stated that she was under stress as she could not clear a job interview. The victim, Indu Thakur, used to live alone and was studying at AAA Bright Academy in Sector 34, Chandigarh. Her mother, Sushila Thakur, is posted in Gujarat while her father, Swaran Singh, lives in their native village in Shimla. TNS Man, wife robbed at gunpoint Chandigarh: An unknown person allegedly barged into the bedroom of a financial officer in Sector 11 and robbed him and his wife of Rs 15,000 and ornaments at gunpoint on the night intervening Thursday and Friday. Anil Khanna submitted a complaint in this regard to the police. A case has been registered at the Sector 11 police station. Khanna works with a Mohali-based company. He told the police that he and his wife were watching TV around 1.30 am when the man, his face covered with a handkerchief, suddenly came to the bedroom. He pointed a pistol at them and fled away with the cash and ornaments. TNS ~1,794-cr push for IT City in Mohali 46 companies from across the country to invest amount, set to generate 3,700 jobs Nitin Jain PLOTS ALLOTTED Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 14 In a boost to realising the “ghar ghar naukri” promise of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, as many as 46 Information Technology (IT) firms will invest Rs 1,794.6 crore in the upcoming IT City in Mohali. This will generate at least 3,700 jobs, besides allied employment, the Punjab Department of Housing and Urban Development has claimed. All these 46 IT/ITES entrepreneurs from across the country had already been allotted land and many of them have also begun work on setting up shop here. With this, Mohali is expected to emerge as the next IT hub of the country after Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai and Gurugram. “Availability of skilled manpower, world-class road, rail and air connectivity, excel- VICKY GHARU FORECAST An overview of IT City in Mohali where development works worth ~301 crore have been completed. lent urban infrastructure, 24x7 power supply, uninterrupted communication facilities and conducive environment has attracted IT companies from far-flung areas, including Hyderabad, to set up operations here,” Additional Chief Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, Vini Mahajan told The Tribune here today. She said these 46 compa- 2 youths fall from hydraulic lift, hurt Our Correspondent Mohali, July 14 Two employees of a private company engaged by the Municipal Corporation to replace street lights in the town were seriously injured after they fell from a hydraulic lift here today. The injured persons, Lakhan Pal (20) and Jaspal Singh (29), were taken to Fortis Hospital here soon after the accident. They were referred to the PGI, Chandigarh, in the evening. Their condition was stated to be serious. Rohit Kumar, another employee, alleged that Fortis asked them to deposit Rs 8 lakh with it for carrying out operations. They said it was difficult for them to arrange that amount and asked the Fortis authorities to refer the injured to the PGI. He said it One of the injured workers at Fortis Hospital in Mohali on Friday. Were carrying out work on street lights It is reported that both injured persons were on a hydraulic lift used for carrying out work on street lights and fell after the lift allegedly developed a snag. They sustained serious head injuries. was after much persuasion that this was done. It is reported that both injured persons were on a hydraulic lift used for carrying out work on street lights and fell after the lift allegedly developed a snag. They sustained serious head injuries. Work on replacing the existing street lights with LED lights was going on in Sector 67 here when the accident took place around 11 am. Another employee working with the private company said Lakhan Pal worked as an electrician while Jaspal Singh was a driver with the company. He said Lakhan Pal had lost his parents earlier and was at present staying with his aunt in Banur. He belonged to Dera Bassi. Jaspal Singh was from Gadana village, near Saneta, he said. c m y b As many as 263 plots measuring 1 to 2 kanal for allotment to the green industry or warehouses and 102 plots measuring 1 to 2 acre have been developed exclusively for the IT industry. The residential pocket constitutes 4,201 plots of 250, 300 and 500 sq yards. Being an attraction for residents and investors, the area evoked an encouraging response. As such, 3,338 residential plots, 200 industrial plots and 46 plots meant for the IT industry have been allotted till date. criteria. The reserve price of the land, allotted on a freehold basis, beginning from Rs 2.25 crore per acre for bigger plots, goes to Rs 5 crore for smaller plots measuring up to 1 acre. The price is payable in easy instalments, spanning over a period of over seven years. The policy provides for construction of an IT Mall to accommodate small entrepreneurs and start-up companies. An international township will be constructed for the stay of employees of multinational companies. nies had evinced interest in buying plots measuring 0.5 acre to 50 acres developed for the IT industry in IT City. “Once all allottee companies start their operations from IT City, their presence is expected to attract an investment of Rs 1,794.6 crore and generate employment for 3,700 IT professionals apart from allied employment,” Mahajan said. At present, the tricity region has 170 IT/ITES units predominantly in the SME sector. Exports from the region have already crossed Rs 3,866 crore (2016-17), creating employment opportunity for 35,000 professionals. IT companies operating from Mohali include Edifecs, Seaasia Consultants IDS Infotech, Nath Outsourcing, Quark, Smartdata, Kiran Foreign Trade, Emerson Electric and SPAN Infotech. Physio convicted of sexually harassing minor Childrightscommissionwants seatbeltsonschoolbuses Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 14 A local court today convicted a physiotherapist in a case of sexually harassing a 10-yearold physically challenged girl. The quantum of sentence will be pronounced tomorrow. Dr Satnam Singh (32), working with an NGO in Sector 38 (West), was arrested for the offence in March last year. The victim’s parents had approached the police alleging that Dr Satnam Singh, a resident of Mohali district, sexually harassed their daughter. The victim had been visiting the accused for physiotherapy for several weeks. The accused molested the victim on March 15 last year after which she narrated the incident to her parents. Chandigarh, July 14 The Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) will issue an advisory to schools to have a provision for seat belts for all children on school buses. The advisory will also include the mandatory GPS on buses and sensitising parents to use it. A meeting was held today in this regard. The CCPCR The IT policy of the Department of Housing and Urban Development provides for land allotment and other concessions to facilitate the presence of the IT industry in Mohali. Accordingly, instead of auctioning all plots which may result in higher revenue, the policy seeks to allot a majority of the plots at the reserve price on the basis of clearly-laid-down eligibility To issue advisory to all schools in city soon chairman and members, along with RTA officials and traffic policemen, met principals and other representatives of schools. The meeting saw a large participation of schools as the traffic police played videos of accidents and gave a presentation on Know IT City IT sector being a source of employment and economic activity, the Department of Housing and Urban Development had developed IT City, spread over 1,672 acres in the south of Mohali. The land under villages Chachumajra, Bakarpur, Chaomajra, Manauli and Sainimajra was continued on page 8 traffic signs and reasons behind accidents. The traffic police stressed the need for patience on the road and avoiding negligent behaviour. “We teach our kids to follow rules to prevent challans and not to prevent accidents,” said a traffic policeman. He said it was common in Chandigarh to jump the red light if no policeman was in sight. continued on page 2
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