11102017-CT-01.qxd 10/11/2017 1:04 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 11 OCTOBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH 24-hr libraries proposed 2 teams behind crime? Humera in quarters PU VC AK Grover floats a proposal for opening department libraries round the clock. P2 Police personnel believe the Mohali double murder was executed by two teams. P5 Shaikh Humera seals a place in the women’s quarterfinals in tennis meet. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.3°C MIN 22.7°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5.56 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.22 AM POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sector 23, 24, 38 and 39, IMT laboratory and Dadu Majra village City smart parking wait gets longer Daring act SNIPPETS ~2.5 lakh robbery: 1 more arrested Panchkula: The police have arrested the second accused, Sukhjeet Singh, a resident of Amritsar, in connection with the Rs 2.5-lakh Industrial Area robbery. Sukhjeet was part of the Zen gang. The police have already arrested gang head Satpal Singh. The accused was arrested by the CIA branch, Sector 26, Panchkula. The accused was produced before the court, which remanded him in fiveday police custody. The police have already recovered an Alto car and a white Zen car from Satpal Singh, head of the Zen gang, who was arrested by the Panchkula police on October 6. The police had also recovered a revolver with nine cartridges and a pistol with 11 cartridges. TNS October 19 plan to double charges put off Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Thieves stole three tyres of a car parked in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. The accused fled the spot on seeing someone, leaving the jack behind. They returned later to take it along. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI UT says no to sale of crackers in markets Dealers oppose decision, may boycott sites identified by Administration Ramkrishan Upadhyay Man arrested for molesting niece Chandigarh: A 48-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly molesting his 10-year-old niece. Sources said the accused made sexual advances to the victim after which she informed her schoolteacher. The victim told her teacher that her uncle used to touch her inappropriately and also showed adult movies to her. The teacher informed the victim’s mother after which the police were approached and a complaint submitted against the uncle. A case against the accused has been registered at the Sector 39 police station. The accused was produced before a court, which remanded him in judicial custody. TNS New OPD timings The OPD timings of the GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh, and its allied dispensaries, including AYUSH dispensaries, the civil hospitals in Mani Majra, Sector 22, Chandigarh, and the polyclinic in Sector 45 will be from 9 am to 3 pm from October 16 to April 15 next year. The timings of ESI dispensaries in Sector 29 and 23, the UT Secretariat, the Punjab and Haryana Secretariat and the High Court will remain as before. —TNS CHANDIGARH: Water supply to be hit for 2 days The water supply to the city will be affected on Wednesday and Thursday due to repair work on the Phase III pipeline (from the Kajauli waterworks) at the Gaushala road, Maloya. CHANDIGARH: Today 4 am to 8 am 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm Tomorrow 5 am to 8 am 6 pm to 9 pm Water supply Normal Low pressure Low pressure Normal Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 10 This Diwali, residents will have to travel some distance to buy crackers as the UT Administration has decided to allow the sale of crackers only at the designated places and not in markets to ensure safety. Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi made the stand of the Administration clear to cracker dealers today and told them that the sale of crackers would be allowed only at the eight sites identified by the Administration. The Administration has identified the sites at Sector 38 (West), the sabji mandi ground at Sector 43, the ground adjoining Ryan Improve facilities at Sukhna Lake:HC Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 10 Just about 48 hours after the poor facilities at Sukhna Lake were underscored in these columns, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the UT Administration and other respondents to provide better amenities. As the save Sukhna case came up for resumed hearing, a Division Bench of the High Court took note of the fact that a substantial number of taps at Sukhna Lake were running dry. The Bench also noted that the condition of the toilets, too, was pathetic. The Bench then asked the respondent authorities to provide water coolers at the lake for the visitors. The Bench also asked the authorities to ensure proper toilet facilities at the lake by creating additional washrooms. The Bench also asked the respondents to explore the possibility of wet dredging of the lake for increasing its life. Wet dredging is a process done without removing water. This process is performed with a dredge boat with an attached hydraulic shovel. It removes the silt and discharges it to a sealed container on the boat for subsequent disposal. The process can remove large amounts of localised sediment quickly without removing water. The Division Bench of Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal and Justice Amit Rawal was also told during the hearing that the process of removing lotus was on, but the process was taking time as it was a fastgrowing plant. The rain-fed lake at the foothills of the Himalayas was created way back in 1958 by damming the Sukhna choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills. The HC, in its order dated March 14, 2011, had also issued directions for restoring the lake to its former glory. International School in Sector 49, in front of Gujarat Bhawan at Sector 24, in front of the fire station and Uppal Housing Society at Mani Majra, in front of Gobindpura Park, Mani Majra, Ram Darbar and Dasehra Ground, Mani Majra, near Housing Board Chowk. However, Joshi agreed to consider continued on page 5 Nurjam was murdered, says family Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Panchkula, October 10 The family of Nurjam Hawari (20), a second-year engineering diploma student who died under mysterious circumstances at Devi Dyal Group of Professional Institutes, Barwala, said their son Nurjam Hawari could not have committed suicide and alleged that he was murdered. His family reached Panchkula from Nepal today. Nurjam’s elder brother Mustak Miyan said his brother was not depressed. “It is a murder and we demand a fair probe into the case,” he said. He said Nurjam’s dream was to become a computer engineer. It was not only Nurjam’s dream but that of the entire family. continued on page 5 Colonel not charged with murder The nearly 500-page chargesheet was filed in the Ishrat S Banwait court by the police today. It Tribune News Service includes a list of 27 witnesses. Chandigarh, October 10 The FIR registered by the Initially accused of murder in police included Section 302 of an incident of road rage, Col the IPC (murder) after kin of Manveer Bains has the deceased not been charged claimed that he was with murder in the “beaten to death” by chargesheet filed by the Colonel in a fit of the police. It rage. However, the includes Section 304 medical report from (II) of the IPC, which the GMCH, Sector is culpable homicide 32, said Yadav’s not amounting Col Manveer Bains death had occurred to murder. due to a heart attack Praveen Yadav, a Sector 37 and there were no injury resident, had died on the spot marks on his body. after a spat with Colonel Bains last month. The next Revision petition for B class hearing in the case is sched- facilities in jail rejected Colonel Bains has been uled for October 13. ROAD RAGE CASE denied bail by the court and has been in custody for over five weeks. He had submitted an application for better facilities in jail, which was rejected by the court. He later submitted a revision petition against the order, which was also rejected by the court today. The Colonel was denied bail by the court and the order had observed that Colonel Bains had committed a serious offence. It also said that “he (Bains) knew of the consequences of his actions” as Colonel Bains slapped Yadav, who was brought dead, thus indicating that he died on the spot. The 48-year-old Mohali resident was held on September 2 and booked for murder. c m y b Chandigarh, October 10 The dream of providing city residents with smart parking lots has remained just on paper as the Municipal Corporation and the parking company concerned have failed to implement the decision even after nearly three months. With the company failing to launch a mobile app and install CCTV cameras to turn the lots smart, the scheduled doubling of parking charges from October 19 has been delayed. The company, which is managing 26 parking lots, was to launch its parking app today, but could not. It was claimed that with the app, residents would be able to book parking space from home. The plan to install CCTV cameras in all parking lots is also yet to see the light of the day. A central server was to be set up in the MC office for monitoring, but that, too, has remained only on paper. The company claimed that due to several civic issues, including debris, stagnant water, non-functional street lights, broken roads and nonpayment by vehicle owners at parking lots, the smart parking could not be launched. Sandeep Bhora, project coordinator of Arya Toll Infra Limited, the company looking after the parking lots, was not available for comments. However, Kriti Garg, Additional Commissioner, told Chandigarh Tribune, “There is no plan to double the parking charges.” An MC official said, “The company was told the charges will only be revised if it makes the parking system smart in the real sense. Since all these facilities, including the app, have not been provided, the charges will not be doubled from October 19.” The company had bagged the contract to run the parking lots for Rs 14.78 crore in June. The present charges are Rs 2 for two-wheelers and Rs 5 for four-wheelers. The firm was to make the lots smart in three months.
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