06092017-CT-01.qxd 9/6/2017 12:57 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 6 SEPTEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH Varsity turns litter bin PU retains rankings Simran bags gold Ahead of the poll, Panjab varsity turns litter bin as parties rain campaign cards for show off. P2 PU retains its spot (601 to 800 bracket) in Times Higher Education Rankings-2018. P4 Simran Kaur clocks 13.43 sec to win the 100-metre gold medal in athletics championship. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32.2°C MIN 23.4°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.39 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.02 AM Celebrating their day TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Parched throats at CM’s Mohali event No let-up, snatchers target 6 more Tribune News Service Akash Ghai Teachers present a dance item during a Teacher’s Day award function at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday. PAGE 4 POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 9 am to 2 pm: Bhushan Industries, Plot No. 71, Industrial Area, Phase I 10 am 4 pm: Parts of Sector 41, Badheri and Butrela villages 10 am 2 pm: Parts of Sec 47 Biker dies in accident Chandigarh: A motorcyclist was killed in an accident near the Poultry farm roundabout on the night intervening September 4 and 5. The victim, Pankaj (28), rammed his motorcycle into a car. He was working in the city with a private company. The police said the victim lost control over his motorcycle and rammed it into a car after which he fell on the ground. The victim was rushed to the hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. He was a native of HP. TNS Catch litterer on camera, get reward of ~1,000 Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 5 If you are annoyed with your neighbour or any other person’s habit of throwing garbage in the open, you can get him or her penalised. Click a picture and post it on the Swachh Bharat app or send it to Municipal Corporation and you will get rewarded too. In a first, the local Municipal Corporation has decided to reward residents with Rs 1,000 for catching violators on camera and sharing it with the civic body. For monitoring, the civic body has decided to deploy its sub-inspec- tors as marshals who will move around the city and keep a check on violations. continued on page 6 Swine flu claims life of 3-yr-old boy Zirakpur, September 5 A three-year-old boy from Zirakpur became a victim of swine flu in the first such death reported from the town this year. The boy was admitted to the PGI in a critical condition on August 24 and was put on a ventilator. The vicitm’s throat swab samples were sent for testing and the report confirmed the H1N1 infection. The boy’s condition deteriorated further and he succumbed to the virus at the PGI on September 3, said the health authorities. Sources said the family was advised to take the body with a proper wrapping to the cremation ground directly for the last rites. continued on page 6 Police personnel hold a flag march ahead of the student elections at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL SEE ALSO PAGES 2 AND 3 Budding lawyers, techies hold the key PU POLL Chandigarh, September 5 Budding lawyers and engineers will once again decide the fate of candidates in the student council poll at Panjab University on Thursday. The UIET has the highest number of voters in a single department at 2,484, followed by 1,343 in the UILS, 1,190 in the Department of Laws and 780 in chemical engineering. There are a total of 15,695 voters this year of whom 5,797 are from these four departments. The south campus holds great importance for parties and they make sure that at least one candidate in their panel is from a department there. In this way, they try and pull in votes from the UIET, the UIAMS and the dental sciences department, which have a total of 3,306 votes. In the north campus, the parties try and capture the vote bank of the two law departments, which have a total of 2,533 votes. However, history has shown that the two law departments have not seen eye to eye in terms of the choice of candidates and have voted for different parties. In sciences, the physics department has the maximum number of votes and has over the years become a nurturing ground for student leaders. It has 572 votes, the maximum in sciences or arts in a single department other than the ones already mentioned. Parties thus field candidates from the department to woo voters from sciences. The election campaign of parties has focused on the UIET and the UILS. — TNS c m y b Mohali, September 5 Hundreds of students of private universities and government educational institutions were put to harassment by not being provided bottled water for over two hours at the “Ghar ghar rozgar” event held at the Sports Complex, Sector 78, here today in which the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, distributed appointment letters to the youth. Reason: Health officials could not provide test reports of the water samples on time. In a remote corner, around 5,000 bottles of mineral water were stacked but were reportedly not distributed for around two hours as officials of the technical department manning the counter waited for the test reports. People were seen roaming around in search of drinking water in humid conditions today. On condition of anonymity, a person manning the counter said earlier a lot of the mineral water bottles was found unfit for consumption. So a fresh lot of 10,000 bottles was ordered. Teachers of a government ITI from Ludhiana and several students were seeing arguing with those manning the mineral water counter. “We kept waiting for water bottles for an hour. We don’t know what the issue is but we weren’t given water,” lamented a group of students. Most invitees/students to the function reached the venue around 12.30 pm. The distribution of water bottles started only around 2 TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY GHARU Tribune News Service There was a delay in the distribution of water at the Sports Complex, Sector 78, Mohali, as reports of the water samples were awaited. ‘Don’t know why we were brought here’ Several students, who were ferried to the venue in buses of private colleges, were seen roaming around on the main road. “We don’t know why we have been brought here when only a few fellow students will get appointment letters,” said Ramneek and his friends, who were seen clicking selfies and photos while sitting under a tree on the Airport road here. pm, when the event was about to start. There were still many who complained that they did not get enough water bottles. Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra admitted that she had received such reports. “I came to know that there was a delay of one hour in the distribution of water.” She said she would ensure that no such problem occurred in such events in the future. Chandigarh, September 5 There is no let-up in snatching incidents as six more snatching incidents were reported from the city in less than 24 hours. A teacher was also targeted by snatchers on Teacher’s Day. Sources said the schoolteacher, Lakshmi Chaudhary, a resident of Sector 46, was targeted by the snatchers in Sector 47 at 5 am today. Two motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched her bag containing a mobile phone, Rs 500 and important documents. The mobile phone was later found in Sector 47. Both accused were not wearing a helmet. The police were informed about the incident and a case registered at the Sector 31 police station. Two snatchings were reported from Sector 15 on Monday. According to the police, Nancy, a resident of Sector 15, was targeted while she was returning from the market. Two miscreants riding a motorcycle snatched her purse near the market. The purse contained Rs 600 and some important documents. Another snatching incident was reported by a woman, Asha, a resident of Sector 15, around 9 pm on Monday. The victim was standing outside her house when an unknown person riding a motorcycle snatched her bag containing Rs 1,700, a mobile phone and important documents. Cases of snatching were registered at the Sector 11 police station. A snatching incident was also reported from Sector 38. The victim, Vaishali, reported that a motorcycle-borne miscreant continued on page 6
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