02022018-CT-01.qxd 2/2/2018 12:42 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 2 FEBRUARY 2018 | CHANDIGARH YPS founder’s day 1,562 street vendors ‘Maulana’, an untold story Old students, young and not-soyoung gather to celebrate the founder’s day of YPS, Patiala. P2 A survey by Municipal Corporation puts the number of street vendors in Panchkula at 1,562. P4 A solo Urdu play on the life of Maulana Abul Kalam staged during TFT Theatre Fest at Bal Bhawan. P5 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 25°C MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26.1°C MIN 10.1°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 6 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7.12 AM Bid to break open ATM in Sector 47 Missing Class IV boy found dead in ditch Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 1 Two unidentified persons made an unsuccessful attempt to break open an ATM in Sector 47 here on Wednesday night. Sources said the police received a call from the monitoring cell, Mumbai, informing that some persons were trying to damage an SBI ATM in Sector 47. Following this, PCR vehicles rushed to Sector 47 and checked all ATMs there. The police reached the spot but the accused had managed to flee by then. On verifying the footage of CCTV cameras installed at the ATM kiosk, it was found that two persons had tried to break open the ATM, but escaped when their attempt failed. A case has been registered at the Sector 31 police station. “We have some clues. The accused will be caught soon,” said a police official. Police suspect the nine-year-old fell into it and drowned Tribune News Service Economic experts watch the Budget telecast at the CII in Chandigarh on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN UT gets ~4,511 crore, hike lowest in 2 years NEW PROJECTS FOR NEXT FISCAL UNION BUDGET 2018-19 Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service The SBI ATM in Sector 47 that was targeted by miscreants. Crash guard to invite ~1,000 fine Chandigarh, February 1 If you have a crash guard installed in front of your vehicle, better remove it or else you may end up paying Rs 1,000 fine to the UT traffic police. The traffic police have already initiated a drive and issued challans for the offence. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had recently issued a directive wherein all states and union territories were asked to take stern action against those installing crash guards made of iron, steel or aluminium on their vehicles. The crash guards are installed to save vehicles from damage in case of a collision. However, the government directive states that the crash guards pose a threat to pedestrians in case of an accident. “The crash guards can turn fatal for pedestrians,” said a police official. The traffic police have also urged motorists through Twitter to remove crash guards from their vehicles. Police personnel stationed at traffic lights have been instructed to challan such offenders. “A large number of SUVs plying on city roads have crash guards installed in the front,” said a police official. He said there was no fine for installing such guards on the rear side of a vehicle. —TNS Chandigarh, February 1 The Chandigarh Administration has received Rs 4,511.91 crore from the Centre in the Budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitely in Parliament today. While the Administration has got Rs 199 crore more than the Budget of the current fiscal, the increase of 4.60 per cent is the lowest in the past two fiscals. The UT had got a 9.51 per cent increase in the Budget last fiscal. This year, the Administration has received Rs 505 crore under the capital head and Rs 4,006 crore under the revenue head. While the Administration had demanded Rs 5,908 crore from the Centre, it got only Rs 4,511 crore. The Administration had received Rs 4,312 crore for the financial year 2017-18. While an amount of Rs 475 crore was given under the capital head, Rs 3,837crore was allotted under the revenue head. The funds under the capital head Promotion of model solar city programme Strengthening of employees’ state insurance scheme Construction of a regional trauma centre and a mental health institute New polytechnic for women Home for old and destitute people Protection centre for runaway couples Creches for children of working mothers Building for UT Commission for Protection of Child Rights Upgrade of bus stand Construction of link road Purchase of super luxury buses for CTU Unemployment allowance to persons with disability Restoration and illumination of heritage buildings Intelligent traffic management system BUDGET AT A GLANCE Sectors Police 2017-18 ~498 crore 2018-19 ~497 crore Education ~790 crore Transport ~242 crore Housing & Urban Development Energy ~960 crore ~827 crore ~252 crore ~826 crore Health ~398 crore Villages ~2.20 crore ~836 crore are for development works, while those under the revenue head largely cater to the expenditure on salaries and other recurring expenses. The Finance Ministry has giv- ~943 crore ~478 crore ~2.17 crore BUDGET LEAVES CIVIC BODY DISAPPOINTED The Budget has come as a disappointment for the Municipal Corporation. While the Administration had sought Rs 1,100 crore for the civic body, the Centre has released Rs 269 crore only. The MC had received the same amount for the current financial year also. The MC had demanded an extra amount of Rs 73 crore for the augmentation of the water supply. It had also demanded money for the construction of new community centres, renovation of public toilets and other projects. The MC has, however, got Rs 50 crore extra for smart city projects for the next fiscal. CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sec 25 MOHALI 9 am to 5 pm: Parts of Phase 11 & nearby areas c m y b has faced a cut in the housing and urban development, police and food and civil supplies sectors. SEE ALSO PAGE 3 under-construction house for sewerage about 400 yards from his father’s shop. The drain had water up to the level of 4 ft.” The post-mortem examination was conducted by a threemember medical board at the Civil Hospital in Kharar. Dr Bobby Gulati, who was part of the board, said according to preliminary examination, the boy died due to asphyxia after drowning. He said, “There were no injury marks on the body. The death occurred 96 to 120 hours ago.” The police said the boy’s family hailed from Uttar Pradesh. Accused took bleeding rape victim to GMSH, fled Tribune News Service en the maximum amount of Rs 943 crore for the energy sector. While the Administration has got an increase of Rs 81 crore in the health sector, it POWER SHUTDOWN Mohali, February 1 A nine-year-old boy, who had gone missing on Saturday, was found dead this afternoon in Nayagaon. The boy’s body was recovered from an uncovered ditch in an under-construction house after a woman saw it floating and informed the police. According to the police, the victim, Krishna Kumar, was a Class IV student. On a complaint of the victim’s father, Adesh Kumar Mishra, who runs a hardware store, the police had registered a case of kidnapping against unknown persons. In the complaint, the boy’s father had stated that his son had gone to a playground near his shop in Nayagaon on Saturday night, but did not return home. The police said the boy had possibly drowned in the ditch near his house the day he had gone missing. A senior police official said, “The cause of the death will be known after the autopsy report is out. However, prima facie it seems the boy fell into the ditch and drowned. A 5X6foot area had been dug in an Chandigarh, February 1 The accused in Wednesday’s rape case of a 12-year-old girl took the victim to the GMSH, Sector 16, as her private parts were bleeding profusely. According to police sources, while he first tried to stop the bleeding himself, he later panicked and took her to the GMSH. The accused, Shami Kumar (20), then fled from the hospital and was arrested later. He was wearing the same clothes as described by the girl and that led to the police identifying and arresting him. He was produced in the court today and Accused Shami at the District Courts, Sector 43, Chandigarh. REMANDED IN JUDICIAL CUSTODY According to the police, the accused, Shami Kumar (20), was wearing the same clothes as described by the girl and that led to the police identifying and arresting him. He was produced in the court on Thursday and remanded in judicial custody. remanded in judicial custody. While there appeared to be no remorse on his face, his family was visibly tense. The sources said the victim knew the accused and was initially reluctant to reveal his identity. The police had registered a case at the Maloya police station against an unknown person on the basis of a complaint of the victim’s father. Later, Shami Kumar was arrested based on the information provided by the girl and CCTV footage of the area. Shami Kumar, who works at a shop in Sector 7, was living on the first floor of the victim’s house for around six years with his family.
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