01102017-CT-01.qxd 10/1/2017 12:29 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 1 OCTOBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH Guest column Now, rate toilets Subeg shoots gold Death of a child in school is unfortunate but it’s wrong to brand all pvt institutes adversely. P2 Now, people can rate the facility for cleanliness and maintenance through a feedback device. P4 Subeg has won gold at the AllIndia GV Mavalankar Shooting Championship at Patiala. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.4°C MIN 23.6°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 6.10 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6.16 AM Panchkula violence: Panel submitsreporttoChiefSecy Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service An artiste poses as Lord Rama as the effigies of Ravana (centre), Kumbhkaran and Meghnad are burnt to celebrate Dasehra at Sector 5 in Panchkula on Saturday; and (below) Ravana burns in Sector 46, Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: RAVI KUMAR/NITIN MITTAL PAGE 5 Demons burnt to ashes Effigies go up in smoke at 33 places in city on Dasehra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 30 People turned up in large numbers to witness the Dasehra celebrations at various grounds in Chandigarh today. Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhkaran’s towering effigies were burnt to the ground. Ravana dahan was performed at 33 places in the city. The tallest effigy of Ravana (83 feet) with 70-foot effigy of Meghnad and Kumbhkaran were put up at Sector 46. A large number of residents thronged Sectors 46, 17, 29, 27, 32, 48, 56, 7, 24 and Mani Majra grounds. There was special cracker shows for the audience. At most venues, Ramlila artistes performed before burning the effigies. There were a number stalls of food and toys which attracted children. The markets were decked up with lights. Meanwhile, Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher was the chief guest at the Dasehra celebrations at Sector 24, 32, Ram Darbar and Burail. State president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Chandigarh, Sanjay Tandon participated in the Dashera celebration programmes by the Saraswati Dashera Committee in Sector 24 along with Kher and Mayor Asha Jaswal. UT Police reward cop, civilian for bravery Chandigarh, September 30 A Chandigarh Police head constable and a civilian were among those honoured by the UP Police Department for their bravery and help in cracking criminal cases during a function organised at the GOs’ Mess in Police Lines, Sector 26, here today. Head Constable Om Singh was rewarded Rs 5,000 and also given a commendation certificate for putting up a brave front and catching a snatcher despite being attacked and injured in the incident. Om was on patrol duty near Sector 2-3 roundabout on September 20 when he received a wireless message of a snatching in Sector 15 by a motorcyclist. On noticing a person having the same description as the accused, Om followed the motorcyclist and apprehended him. The accused tried to escape and hit Om on his face, but the policeman did Head Constable Om Singh being felicitated. TRIBUNE PHOTO not give up and overpowered the snatcher following some resistance. Om sustained injuries and even lost a tooth. Vinod Kumar, a Sector 56 resident, too, was given Rs 5,000 and a commendation certificate. He had helped crack a murder case in Sarangpur last year by giving his statement in court. The accused were sentenced to life imprisonment. A few other police person- nel and Home Guards volunteers were also rewarded with suitable cash rewards and commendation certificate for their performance. The rewards were presented by Chandigarh Police DIG OP Mishra. SSP Nilambari Vijay Jagadale, SSP (Traffic) Shashank Anand and SP (Headquarters) Eish Singhal were also present along with other police officers. — TNS TRAFFIC SNARLS APLENTY Chandigarh: Traffic snarls were seen aplenty before and after Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhkaran were burnt to the ground. Inner and outer roads of Sector 46, 32, 15, 17, 22, 32, 34, 35 and Mani Majra witnessed heavy traffic. The Tribune roundabout also remained jampacked. Sector 46 and other venues were the worst hit due to parking problem. People had to park their vehicles a kilometre away after the designated parking lot got filled. Many people parked their vehicles on the road. Even though the traffic police were deployed at multiple spots, traffic problems prevailed. PICS ON PAGE 4 . Tandon said: “We celebrate Lord Rama’s victory over Lanka after destroying Ravana, symbol of ‘ahankar’(ego). It is an occasion of victory of good over evil. On this day, I pray for the happiness and prosperity of people”. SWAYAM SEWAKS TAKE OUT MARCH Around 2,000 Swayam Sewaks held a march past in full dress (Ganvesh) in the city on the auspicious day of Vijayadashmi and foundation day of the RSS. Earlier, the RSS workers worshipped the “Sastar” (weapons), Bharat Mata and Guru Gobind Singh. Boy gets entangled in cloth wire, dies Chandigarh, September 30 A 10-year-old boy of Sector 45 was killed in a freak accident last evening. According to the police, he got entangled in a rope tied for the purpose of drying clothes while playing on the rooftop and was strangled. The police have ruled out Blue Whale game angle in the incident and have termed it as an accident. A Class V student at the Sector 45 C government school, Vasu was said to be playing on the rooftop of his house while his parents were sleeping. The loosely tied rope got entangled around his neck and as he tried to wriggle out of it, it became tighter. The rope not only strangled him but also prevented him from making any cry for help. Vasu’s father runs a medical store in Sector 45. According to the police, the parents have also ruled out the possibility of their son’s involvement with the Blue Whale game. The postmortem of the body was conducted and it was handed over to the parents. — TNS c m y b Chandigarh, September 30 The committee, formed by the Haryana Government in connection with properties damaged in violence at Panchkula a month ago, has submitted its report to the Haryana Chief Secretary. As many as 35 people were killed and more than 200 injured in violence on August 25 after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted by a special CBI court for the rape of two sadhvis. To assess the loss of properties and vehicles, the Haryana Government had set up an eight-member committee under the chairmanship of ADC, Panchkula. The committee in its report submitted that they had received 128 claims seeking damages for their properties and vehicles. The claims made by the applicants are worth Rs 10.48 crore, the committee submitted. The committee in its report also submitted that its members lack specialisation/expertise in assessing how much loss actually happened and its financial value. Therefore, the Haryana Government should appoint registered Committee received 128 claims worth ~10.48 crore Recommends that the loss be evaluated by experts POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 8 am to 11 am: Parts of Sector 17 and 22 11 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sector 17 2 pm to 5 pm: Parts of Sector 17,18 and Industrial Area Phase I 9 am to 1 pm: Part of Industrial Area, Phase I, govt. tubewells, Mauli Part-II, Steel Authority godown at Daria, Daria Colony, railway station, police station and Behlana and Makhan Majra villages 10 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sector 17,18 and Industrial Area Phase I 25 CLAIMS BY JOURNALISTS Of these 128 claims submitted by people whose property and vehicles were damaged during violence, 25 were submitted by the journalists whose vehicles were damaged by the mob. HELIPAD DAMAGED PLAYGROUND: SCHOOL KHATTAR’S FLIP-FLOP ON COMPENSATION Jainendra Public School, Sector 1, had filed a damage claim of ~1.52 lakh with the Panchkula administration for damaging its property to make a helipad for flying the dera chief to the jail on August 25. The management has stated that their baseball poles, jungle gym climbing frames, see-saws and cricket nets were damaged for constructing the helipad. Earlier, the CM had stated that the government would compensate people for their losses within a week. But during his recent visit to Panchkula, Khattar said the matter was under consideration of the court and compensation would be given as per court orders. surveyors, who are experts in their field, and could easily tell the quantum of loss and its value. Along with the report, the committee also submitted the minutes of the meetings held and its report on FIRs, amount of claim and time and place of the incident. 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 2, 7 and 10, High Court, Vidhan Sabha and Khuda Ali Sher village; Parts of Industrial Area, Phse II, Plot No. 1 to 19, 69-72, 131, 693 to 704, SDM Office, MC Office (Enforcement and its tubewell), CTU Workshop 1 and 2 in Industrial Area, Phase I, Punjab and Haryana Civil Secretariat 10 am to 5 pm: Parts of the IT Park area WATER SUPPLY TIMINGS UP BY HALF AN HOUR Residents would now be getting extended water supply by half an hour from October 1. Satish Kainth, Chairman, Water Supply and Sewerage Disposal Committee, said: “A decision has been taken by the committee that half an hour will be increased in the existing timings of water supply hours during the morning and evening.” Now, morning water supply will be from 3 am to 9 am and evening from 5.30 pm to 9 pm. TNS
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