06022018-CT-01.qxd 2/6/2018 1:23 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 6 FEBRUARY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Five hurt in mishap Avian count dips City golfer is World No. 72 Five persons, including a pregnant woman, sustained injuries in a road mishap at Kharar. P4 There has been an alarming decline in the number of migratory birds at Sukhna Lake. P5 City lad Shubhankar Sharma has been placed 72nd in Official World Golf Ranking. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 23°C MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22.3°C MIN 9.4°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6.03 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7.09 AM Jurassic Park? TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI/TEXT: MOHIT KHANNA Token system to go at RLA office from Feb 8 Authority to entertain only online appointments Tribune News Service A statue of a dragon made during the PGI annual fest recently has become a key attraction for kids visiting the hospital with their parents. Many visitors take selfies with it. The creation is a testimony as to how doctors spend lavishly on recreation, said a PGI employee, adding: “Doctors do not practice what they preach. They conduct research and advise people to conserve resources but spend so much on their amusement and leave the creation to gather dust.” FB‘friend’dupesP’kulaman HCextendsstayon Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Panchkula, February 5 A 40-year-old Sector 25 resident is the latest victim of online fraud. He lost over Rs 2 lakh to his Facebook friend, who claimed to be a UK resident. In his complaint to the Panchkula police, Ramesh Dahiya stated that on June 10, 2016, a woman named Jennifer Sandra texted her ‘Hi’ to his Facebook account. Dahiya submitted that later, they started exchanging messages regularly. On June 24, 2016, Jennifer asked Dahiya about his liking for a dress Cops take legal opinion before filing FIR Ramesh Dahiya, the victim, had submitted his complaint to the Panchkula police in 2016. The police sought a legal opinion before lodging an FIR on the complaint. Now, after taking the legal opinion, a case under Section 420 (cheating) of the IPC has been registered at the Chandimandir police station, Panchkula. and wanted to gift him one. She told him that if he declined his gift, she will end their online friendship and block him. Then she asked him the size of clothes he wore, mobile number and address on which the gift could be delivered. The next day, Dahiya got a message from Jennifer that she had sent him a gift. On June 26, he got a call from a woman that they had got a parcel from UK and demanded Rs 36,500 as delivery charges. Dahiya refused to accept the parcel and told the woman to return it. On June 27, Jennifer texted him asking the reason for refusing the parcel. continued on page 4 Warm welcome Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal reached the city late on Monday evening by Shatabdi. He took feedback from passengers on the way. The minister will return to Delhi by Kalka-Howrah train on Tuesday morning after attending a wedding at Zirakpur. TRIBUNE PHOTO repatriationof DSPs Tribune News Service Next hearing on Feb 14 Chandigarh, February 5 The Punjab and Haryana High Court today extended the stay on repatriation orders of eight DSPs of the Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Services (DANIPS) cadre. They were transferred out of the city on December 21. The directions by the Division Bench of Justice Mahesh Grover and Justice Rajbir Sehrawat came during the hearing of an ongoing petition filed by the Chandigarh Administration through its Home Secretary against the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) and other respondents. After hearing the matter at length, the Bench also fixed February 14 as the next date of hearing in the matter. The stay order will remain operational at least till then. The matter has its genesis in an order passed by the tribunal in April last. Allowing an application, CAT held that as a consequence, another order dated July 29, 2016, and any other subsequent transfer order regarding the appointment of DANIPS officers to the posts of DSP in Chandigarh was set aside. At the same time, the respondents were also directed to consider the case of applicants and other similarly situated per- After hearing the matter at length, the Bench also fixed February 14 as the next date of hearing in the matter. sons for promotion to the next post of DSP if they were other, wise found eligible within two months from receiving a certified copy of the order. In its application, the UT asserted that the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, during the pendency of a writ petition filed by it, passed an order dated December 21 last transferring/repatriating all DANIPScadre officers posted in Chandigarh as a consequence of the impugned judgment dated April 26, 2017. “As a result, out of the total 20 posts belonging to the executive cadre of DSP eight , DANIPS officers were transferred/repatriated. As many as three posts of DSP were still vacant then. After the MHA order, the petitioners would be left with only nine DSPs. This is less than 50 per cent of its law enforcement supervisory staff for the city,” it was submitted. The bench was told that the eight DANIPS officers had not been relieved. At the same time, DPC meeting had been held for three available vacancies. Chandigarh, February 5 Come February 8, all files and documents for different services related to registration of vehicles and issuance of driving licences will be accepted only through online appointment at the office of the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) in Sector 17 here. No files will be accepted at the counters without the prior online appointment. Earlier, tokens were issued to applicants at the RLA office. Rakesh Kumar Popli, the RLA, said the decision was taken to make the process transparent and end complaints about corruption. He said six counters would be started for driving licences and five for registration certificates (RCs). However, the counters at the offices of the SDM (East) and the SDM (South) would continue to accept applications personally till the work was transferred to automobile dealers. The applicant can visit the official website, www.chdtransport.gov.in, to get an appointment. One can also take online appointment Chandigarh, February 5 Two motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched gold chain from a 69-year-old woman outside her house in Sector 32 here today. Shashi Anand, the victim, was standing outside her house when miscreants came on a bike. The one riding pillion got down and walked up to her on the pretext of asking for an address. Soon, he snatched her gold chain and ran towards his accomplice, who was waiting for him on the bike. The accused sped off after committing the crime. The accused were riding a black motorcycle and were wearing helmets. A case has been registered. — TNS POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 1 pm: Parts of Sector 46, 47, 48, 49 and Bair Majra village 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Pipli Wala town, Mari Wala town, MHC flats and duplex houses in Mani Majra Machines had started shaking as base did not solidify Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 5 Those regular to the green belt in Sector 15 C and D were in for a rude shock today when they found all machines at the openair gym, which was set to be inaugurated soon, removed. Interestingly, the locals had started using the facility even as the Municipal Corporation kept waiting for a dignitary to formally inaugurate it. “We had started using the open-air gym as it was built several days ago. We do not know anything about the inauguration. We were sur- prised today when we saw the entire machines removed,” rued Salochna, a housewife. Labourers working there said the base on which the machines were installed was not strong and machines used to shake. That is why these were removed but will be installed again. “It has caused an additional expenditure for us as we have to bring the machines here again. The machines should have been properly covered before the inauguration as it took time for the base to solidify,” said an associate of the contractor. When contacted, KP Singh, Executive Engineer, horticul- ture division, MC, said, “The machines are placed on a cemented block and it had not solidified yet. Since the machines were shaking when used, the contractor removed these for the time being. These will be installed again soon.” An elderly person visiting the green belt said, “This raises question mark on the working of those involved in the work. If the gym was readied here, the work must have been approved by some official. After people started using it, you robbed them of the facility. A departmental inquiry should be conducted into this.” Workers make a base for an open-air gym equipment in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Monday. PRADEEP TEWARI c m y b confirmed, the applicant will have to visit the RLA office at the time and day of the appointment for submission of file. The applicant will have to get a fresh appointment in case he is not able to get the process with regard to submission of file or documents completed at the RLA office on the same day. It may be mentioned that the RLA had started the online appointment system last year but not many people showed interest in the facility. Snatchers target elderly woman Awaiting inauguration, open-air gym loses strength Sandeep Rana through helpline number 1860-180-2067. The applicant will have to feed information like name, gender, mobile phone number and appointment type on the website. On submitting the details, the applicant will receive one-time password (OTP) on the registered mobile phone number. On entering the OTP a page for , selection of date and time for appointment will open. The applicant has to enter the slots to get an appointment. Once the appointment is The locked entrance of the administrative block at the GMSH-16. Opened with fanfare, ~12-cr GMSH block now lies locked Mohit Khanna Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 5 Inaugurated with much pomp and show six days ago, the administrative block of the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, is lying locked. It was on January 30 that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had inaugurated the new administrative block and the auditorium of the hospital. Built at a cost of Rs 12 crore, the block has five floors and a basement. The double-storey auditorium consists of an administration office library, foyer and green rooms. Initially, it was decided that all offices, including that of the Director Health Services (DHS), UT, and the Food Safety Department, will be shifted to the administrative block. However, no office has been shifted in the new building so far. Sources said a dispute over the allotment of rooms to various departments was the reason for the closure of the administrative block. While the construction of the block was under progress, the rooms were allotted to various departments without considering employee strength. During the time of inauguration, it came to light that bigger rooms were allotted to the staff having much lesser strength. “It was earlier proposed that offices of other public dealing departments will be located on the third or fourth floors of the new building. It will take some time to re-organise the structure of offices,” said an official requesting anonymity. The official said the shifted of offices was also delayed as the infrastructure was not in place in the newly built administrative block. “As of now, there are no boxes and cabinets to store files. What is the point of taking mess from the old building and placing it in a new establishment,” said the official. Sources said DHS G Dewan, along with GMSH-16 medical superintendent Vandna Gupta, inspected the building today. While Dewan was not available for comments, Gupta said the shifting process would take some time.
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