08012018-CT-01.qxd 1/8/2018 12:39 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 8 JANUARY 2018 | CHANDIGARH P’kula schools shut Fleecing at parking lot Shivdev ousts Yash Winter vacations in Panchkula schools have been extended from January 8 to 14. P2 Despite tall claims of MC officials, employees of parking lots continue to fleece residents. P4 Shivdev Walia ousts Yash Jindal in straight sets in the ongoing tennis championship. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 20°C MIN 6°C | YESTERDAY MAX 19.4°C MIN 5.8°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 5.39 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7.20 AM Some sweets after apology letter BJP crisis over as Jaswal, Ravi Kant agree to withdraw candidature from mayoral poll Two of Ritz gang land in police net Tribune News Service ❝ I am thankful to Asha Kumari Jaswal and all councillors who listened to my request and saved the party from getting divided. I have called a meeting of all councillors at the party office for Monday. All councillors will support the party’s official candidate, Davesh Moudgil. SANJAY TANDON, CHANDIGARH BJP PRESIDENT ❞ ❝ Outgoing Mayor Asha Kumari Jaswal offers sweets to Davesh Moudgil, BJP candidate for the post of mayor, after decision on withdrawal of candidature by the rebels, at her residence in Sector 21, Chandigarh, on Sunday. TRIBBUNE PHOTO : PRADEEP TEWARI Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service I ACCEPT MY MISTAKES: MOUDGIL six hours with both groups to end the crisis. Jaswal called a meeting of her group at her residence which was attended by Arun sood, former mayor, Vinod Aggarwal, Rajesh Kalia, Bharat Bhushan, Jagtar Singh Jagga, Sunita Dhawan, Ravikant Sharma, Satish Kainth, Shakti Prasad Devshali and Gurpreet Singh Dhillon. Later, Sanjay Tandon, party president, also joined the meeting, which had continued for over an hour. continued on page 5 Chandigarh, January 7 Crisis within the Chandigarh BJP ended this evening with Asha Kumari Jaswal, outgoing Mayor, and Ravi Kant Sharma agreeing to withdraw their candidature for the posts of mayor and senior deputy mayor, respectively, in the presence of Sanjay Tandon, president of city BJP , councillors and senior leaders of the party. Jaswal’s decision came In the apology letter addressed to city BJP president, Davesh Moudgil has said he accepts that on many occasions, he took stand against the party line and kept the Mayor away from the functions organised in his ward. “Today, I realised that my behavior was not in the interest of the party. I accept my mistakes from the core of my heart and for this, I tender an apology to Mayor Asha Jaswal, fellow councillors and workers of the party. I assure all of you if given a chance for rectifying the mistakes, I will try my best to live up to the expectations of the party. I will also hold all functions with the approval and in the presence of the party president. I will take all decisions with the approval of the party president,” says Moudgil. GMADA to spend ~28 crore on recarpeting of Airport Road Cold wave to continue after Davesh Moudgil submitted an unconditional apology in writing to her and the party president. Sources said Tandon had held meetings for more than Akash Ghai Tribune News Service Mohali, January 7 The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is all set to recarpet Airport Road at a cost of around Rs 28 crore soon. The 200-foot-wide stretch, one of the busiest roads in the town, has a number of big potholes. Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, Ravi Bhagat, Chief Administrator of GMADA, said the stretch from Sector 73-74 to JLPL would be recarpeted soon. “We will spend around Rs 28 crore on its recarpeting. Work in this direction will start soon,” said Bhagat, adding that after recarpeting, the entire stretch would become a smooth drive. In the meanwhile, the big potholes would be filled to prevent accidents, he added. Parts of the road towards the Zirakpur-Patiala T-point were still under repair. “The parts in question are being repaired by the contractor free of cost as the road was virtually broken there due to use of substandard material. As the contractor was asked to make the road ‘motorable’ free of cost, repair work is on,” said Bhagat. He added that at some places, the road was being dug to its foundation to change the soil. Corruption at a large scale is evident with a whopping Rs 169 crore being spent on the construction of the road just around three years ago. continued on page 2 POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sec 47 D The historical building of the Yadavindra Gardens reflected in the sunglasses of a tourist from Delhi on a sunny Sunday at Pinjore, Panchkula. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 7 Both day and night temperatures marginally rose today but the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said cold wave conditions would continue for the next three days. The IMD said cold wave to severe cold wave conditions would continue for the next three days. It added dense to very dense fog conditions would also persist during that period. The day temperature in the coming days would touch 20 degree Celsius while the night temperature would remain around 6 degree Celsius. Rain is not likely in the DIBRUGARH-CHD EXPRESS LATE BY OVER 7 HOURS, SHATABDI BY OVER 5 HOURS Due to bad weather, Dibrugarh-Chandigarh Express, which was to arrive at 1:30 pm at Chandigarh railway station, reached here after the delay of more than 7 hours. Kalka Mail, which was to reach Chandigarh at 3 am, arrived at 9:48 am, after the delay of 6 hours and 48 minutes. Lucknow-Chandigarh Superfast, which was to arrive at 10:10 am, was 4 hours and 40 minutes late. New-Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi, which was to arrive at 11:05 am, arrived 5 hours and 15 minutes late at 5 pm. Lucknow Junction-Chandigarh Express arrived late by 4 hours and 31 minutes. coming days. The day temperature today was recorded at 19.4 degree Celsius, which was 2 degrees more than on Saturday. Though, it was still one degree below ‘normal’. The ‘normal’ is the average of temperature data over decades. The night temperature was 5.8 degree Celsius, up by 2.6 degree Celsius from Saturday. It was 1 degree above ‘normal’ too. Fog: Three flights rescheduled Mohali, January 7 In view of the prevailing bad weather conditions here, the departure schedules of three flights have been changed for the next two days at Chandigarh International Airport, Mohali. According to official spokesperson of the local airport authorities, the Jet Airways flights (9W2666 and 9W2658) from here to Delhi and the airline’s (9W2163) flight from here to Jaipur have been rescheduled for January 8 and January 9. “The Jet Airways Delhibound flight (9W2666) will depart at 12.40 pm instead of 10 am while the flight 9W2658 will take off at 1.10 pm instead of 11 am. The Chandigarh-Jaipur flight (9W2163) has been rescheduled for departure from 11:15 am to 1:50 pm,” said the spokesperson. Most flights at the local airport have been getting delayed in the past few days due to foggy weather in the area. Today, all flight operations remained suspended due to ongoing repair work on the runway. —TNS c m y b I agreed to withdraw the name after Moudgil accepted his mistakes and regretted his actions. I was not against the party’s decision but I opposed giving chance to someone who had indulged in anti-party activities. As a mother, I forgave him after he submitted his ‘mafinama’ to the party president. But, I will keep a watch on his activities in the future also. ASHA KUMARI JASWAL, OUTGOING MAYOR ❞ ❝ I thank the entire leadership for ending the crisis. Because of them, I will be able to fulfil the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ❞ DAVESH MOUDGIL, MAYORAL CANDIDATE OF BJP ❝ I am happy that the unfortunate episode has ended. I thank party leadership and all councillors for resolving differences amicably. Now, the party will win the election with a SATYA PAL JAIN, FORMER MP thumping majority. ❞ Chandigarh, January 7 The Crime Branch of UT police has arrested two members of a gang that was involved in cases of carjacking and robbing people at gunpoint in the city on a stolen Ritz car. The police claimed that the miscreants had also robbed a Toyota Crysta at gunpoint on December 17, which is being used by a gangster in Punjab. The accused, both drug addicts, committed robberies to fund their daily dose of drugs. The accused, identified as Yodha Singh, alias Jodha (24), and Lovepreet Singh, alias Happy (20), were arrested at Kaimbwala by a team led by Inspector Amanjot Singh, incharge of Crime Branch. The SP (Operations), Ravi Kumar, said five other persons who were involved in the carjacking and robbery cases had absconded. “The involvement of the accused has been found in six cases registered in the city recently,” the SP added. The police said the accused returned to Punjab after committing crime. They also stayed in Kansal at a relative’s house on a few occasions. The police claimed that Yodha and Lovepreet were Police claim to have cracked six cases, including Toyota carjacking The Ritz car that was robbed by the accused in December at gunpoint and later used to commit more crimes in Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO MODUS OPERANDI The accused used to stop their victims on the pretext of asking way and then rob them at gunpoint. In two incidents, the victims were even kidnapped and robbed in the car. Those who didn’t have money with them were made to reveal the ATM pin and cash was later withdrawn from their accounts. earlier booked in a case under the NDPS Act in Punjab. The police are conducting raids to nab the remaining accused who have been continued on page 5
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