12102017-CT-01.qxd 10/12/2017 12:53 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 12 OCTOBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH New guidelines for PhD Passengers’ curse Soha enters semis For the third time, Panjab University issues new guidelines for MPhil and PhD admissions. P2 Those boarding trains from the P’kula side of rly station face inconvenience in the absence of toilets. P4 Soha Sadiq books a place in the semifinals of tennis tournament. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 23°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 5.55 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6.23 AM POWER SHUTDOWN MOHALI 9 am to 5 pm : Civil Hospital, Phase VI, and nearby areas SNIPPETS 1 booked for stalking minor girl Chandigarh: One person has been booked for teasing and stalking a minor girl while she was going for her tuitions in Sector 44. According to the police, Munish, a resident of Sector 44, has been booked by the UT police on a complaint of the victim’s father. The accused works as a “broker” for PGs. The police said the victim, a school student, was going for her tuitions when the accused teased her. The victim ignored the accused and tried to leave. However, the accused caught her hand. The victim returned home and narrated the incident to her father, who then approached the police. A case under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force on woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 354-D (stalking) of the IPC and Section 12 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been registered at the Sector 34 police station. TNS Mobile snatched from vendor Chandigarh: Three motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched a mobile phone from a vegetable vendor at Mani Majra. According to the police, the complainant, Kamrul, a resident of Shanti Nagar, Mani Majra, was returning home when the miscreants snatched his mobile phone. The incident took place near Shivalik Garden. Sources said the victim failed to note down the registration number of the motorcycle. The police were informed following which a case was registered at the Mani Majra police station. TNS WATER SUPPLY TO BE HIT Mohali: The water supply to the town will be affected due to repair work on the Phase III pipeline (from the Kajauli waterworks) on the Gaushala road, Maloya. The water supply in Sector 70 and 71, Mataur village, Shahi Majra, Phase IX, X and XI, and Industrial Area, Phase I to Phase V, will be affected on Thursday and Friday. Today Water supply Morning Low pressure Afternoon No supply Evening Depending on availability, with low pressure Tomorrow Water supply Morning Low pressure Afternoon No supply City-based airmen were part Childhood lost of anti-terror operations Commandos’ bodies brought from Srinagar to Command Hospital Vijay Mohan Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 11 The killing of two commandos from the IAF’s Garud special force, who were based in Chandigarh and were on attachment with the Army in Jammu and Kashmir for operational training and experience, has taken the lid of the involvement of the Air Force in anti-terrorist operations in the strife-torn state. Sergeant Milind Kishor (35) hailed from Nasik in Maharashtra and had spent 15 years in the Air Force, while 30-year-old Corporal Nilesh Kumar belonged to Bhawalpur in Bihar and had a service of 10 years, according to IAF officers. Besides his wive, Sergeant Milind is survived by two children, a To be given military honours The mortal remains of the two commandos were airlifted from Srinagar and kept overnight at the mortuary in the Command Hospital, Chandimandir. These will be flown to their respective hometowns after being accorded full military honours at the Chandigarh Air Force Station on Thursday. Nilesh Kumar Milind Kishor six-year-old daughter and a three-year-old boy, while Corporal Nilesh is survived by his wife and a one-and-a-halfyear-old daughter. They were part of an antiterrorist operation being undertaken by the Army’s 13 Rashtriya Rifles and the Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Tribune News Service Mohali, October 11 The recently announced Air India flight from Chandigarh to Kullu, which is set to take off from the Chandigarh international airport on October 13, has received a poor response with only 12 bookings so far. An Air India official at the airport said the response had been below par due to the upcoming Diwali festivities, adding that the demand for the Kullu flight would pick up in the winter season. “People celebrate Diwali with their families at home and have postponed their vacation plans due to the festival,” the official said, adding, “The bookings opened a few days ago. The flight is expected to receive a more encouraging response in some time.” The aircraft (ATR 72) has a seating capacity of 55 passengers. The Chandigarh-Kullu-Chandigarh flight will operate six days a week from Monday to Saturday and is a recent addition to the summer flight schedule. The flight will come from Bhuntar at 8.35 For this girl selling toys at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Wednesday, the International Day of the Girl Child was just another day. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN PAGE 2 GMADA nets ~276 cr in e-auction 10-year-old’s rape: Charges framed against younger uncle Tribune News Service Mohali, October 11 The first-ever e-auction of GMADA turned out to be a major success as it generated a revenue of Rs 276 crore for the authority. Vini Mahajan, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Punjabcum-vice-chairperson, Punjab Urban Development Authority, said GMADA had offered 15 residential plots and seven “chunk sites”. “The chunk sites, measuring 11 acre and 7 acre and meant for group housing, were sold for Rs 110 crore and Rs 76.50 crore, respectively, while another chunk site, measuring 4 acre (which has commercial land use), was sold for Rs 75 crore,” she said. She said the residential plots sold attracted over 20 per cent premium over the reserve price. The price quoted by the highest bidder for residential plots was Rs 34,440 per sq metre. Both group housing sites are located at IT City and the commercial site sold is located in Aero City, Mohali. Terming the response encouraging, Vini Mahajan said the trend of the auction held today would change the market sentiments here. The total value of property offered for auction by GMADA was Rs 375 crore. All properties that attracted a single bid had been rejected. Such properties included school sites and residential plots. The successful bidders would be offered possession within 90 days of the auction. The official said the next eauction of the department would begin on October 25. Only 12 bookings for Kullu flight Pavneet Singh Chadha Special Operations Group in Bandipora district. They were posted at 12 Wing here for the past about two years and were part of the first batch of 30 Garud commandos sent on a six-month attachment with the Army to the Valley for what IAF officers term “live situational training.” The move to send IAF commandos on attachment for anti-terror experience is a fallout of the Pathankot airbase terror attack last year. Their mortal remains were airlifted from Srinagar this evening and kept overnight at the mortuary in the Command Hospital, Chandimandir. These will be flown to their respective hometowns early tomorrow morning Continued on page 4 Bangkok flight unlikely this winter The Air India flight to Bangkok, which was to start on October 6, may not operate in the winter schedule, which will come into force on October 29. According to sources, the international flight to Bangkok is unlikely to be included in the winter schedule. “No information has been received regarding the Bangkok flight,” an Air India official said. am and reach Chandigarh at 9.20 am. The flight will depart from Chandigarh at 9.50 am and reach Kullu at 10.35 am. The fare for the 45-minute flight has come down considerably in the past four days. The one-way ticket for a direct flight to Kullu, which was available for Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000 a few days ago, is now available for Rs 5,500-Rs 6,000. “The air fares are variable, depending on various factors, including the demand, input costs and bookings,” an official said. On October 5, Air India had inaugurated a test flight from Kullu via Chandigarh to Delhi. c m y b Chandigarh, October 11 Charges were framed in the court today against the younger uncle of a 10-yearold rape victim. The accused has been charged under Section 376 of the IPC along with Section 6 of the POCSO Act. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for tomorrow. The DNA report of the accused had proved that he is the father of the victim’s child. The police had initially arrested the victim’s elder uncle as the only accused in the case as the girl had named him. However, his DNA test confirmed that he did not father her child. The next hearing in the case against the elder uncle is scheduled for October 16. During the re-investigation, the girl had told the police that the younger uncle also used to rape her. The police arrested him and got his DNA test conducted. The trial of the two accused will run separately, but a joint judgment will be pronounced as a single FIR has been registered against both accused. The incident of rape with the minor came to light in July when she complained of stomach ache. She was taken to a hospital where her mother was told that she was pregnant. The victim told her mother that it was her maternal uncle who had committed the act. — TNS Man ends his life in park Chandigarh, October 11 A man reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at a park in Sector 53. The victim was found hanging by people who had gone to the park for a morning walk. The police were informed about the incident, who visited the spot. The victim has been identified as Dinesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 54. The police said no suicide note was found from the spot. The police found a beer bottle and a glass near the body. —TNS
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