13022018-CT-01.qxd 2/13/2018 12:19 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 13 FEBRUARY 2018 | CHANDIGARH CHASCON-2018 opens Mahashivaratri today I-League match The need of the hour is to equip the youth with employable skills & knowledge, says TBRL Director. P2 Tricity all set to celebrate Mahashivaratri today, temples decked up with lights. P5 East Bengal take on Minerva FC in an I-League match at Tau Devi Lal Stadium today. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 21°C MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 18.3°C MIN 7.8°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6.09 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7.07 AM Schoolboy killed, 3 hurt as buses collide Rain brings misery too Punjab Roadways’ driver flees spot, booked Our Correspondent Work under way to clear a road of a tree branch that fell on a car at Sector 19, Chandigarh, during rain on Monday. MANOJ MAHAJAN MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 6 Youth’s murder: 2 juveniles among four arrested Rape: SHO sent toPolice Lines Tribune News Service Mohali, February 12 Inspector Sukhdev Singh, SHO of the Phase 11 police station, was sent to the Police Lines today. Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Singh Chahal said the SHO had been sent to the Police Lines following the registration of a case of rape and criminal Chandigarh, February 12 The Chandigarh Police have arrested four persons, including two juveniles, for the murder of a 24-year-old youth, who was stabbed to death at Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran, on Saturday night. Vicitm Pawan Sahu, a resident of Vikas Nagar, who used to work as a cook at a private hotel in Panchkula, was returning from work on a cycle when the accused stopped him near the Community Centre. The victim was thrashed and stabbed on his chest, leading to his death. The police said the accused, identified as Raju (19), Rahul (20) and two juveniles, all residents of Vikas Nagar, were Continued on page 4 Tribune News Service intimidation against him. The SSP said, if needed, the next course of action would be initiated against him. The Chandigarh Police had booked the SHO under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC at the Sector 31 police station following a complaint of a 50year-old woman, a resident of Phase 10 here. In her complaint, the victim alleged that she was on her way to Chandigarh from Mohali to visit the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, on Friday, when she started feeling suffocated and stopped her car on the roadside. She alleged that when she stepped out of the car to have fresh air, the accused, Sukhdev Singh, arrived there and raped her in her car and escaped from the spot. PAN card declares man ‘dead’ Chandigarh: In a classic case, a PAN card issued to a local resident, Sanjay Saini, has declared him “dead”. Instead of his photograph on the card (see pic), the issuing authority (Income Tax Department) has mentioned “deceased”. Shocked over receiving a card with his “death” certification, Sanjay told The Tribune that his surname was missing in his initial PAN card, following which he applied for a new one. The new card carried his surname, but the word “deceased” was inscribed in the space meant for a photograph. “I fail to understand how the Income Tax Department committed such a mistake,” he said. The PAN card received by city resident Sanjay Saini. PPCB slaps ~10lakh fine on Fortis Hospital Had violated bio-medical waste disposal norms Tribune News Service Mohali, February 12 The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on Fortis Hospital at Phase 8 here for violation of the BioMedical Waste Management Rules, 2016. The hospital has been directed to deposit the fine in the account of the Environmental Engineer, PPCB, immediately. Kahan Singh Pannu, Chairman of the PPCB, also ordered the hospital authorities to suspend their housekeeping in-charge, Rajesh Sharma, and take suitable action against him after an inquiry. The order stated that his (Rajesh Sharma) conduct should also be probed and if his connivance with the contractor, Karan (responsible for lifting of the waste), was established in the pilferage of bio-medical waste, an FIR should also be lodged against him for negligence in the disposal of waste. The Chairman also directed termination of the contract of Karan and an lodging of an FIR against him. “The hospital shall deposit a bank guarantee of Rs 25 lakh with the PPCB as an assurance to ensure compliance of the rules,” the order stated. A pickup carrying bio-medical waste of Fortis. FILE PHOTO Will comply with order, says hospital have assured ❝Weregarding full co-the PPCB operation and compliance of the order. We are waiting for the investigation report from the police in the matter. ❞ — FORTIS HOSPITAL SPOKESPERSON The PPCB also directed the hospital to appoint a qualified officer as the incharge of bio-medical waste, who should get training from the PPCB, and install CCTV cameras in the biomedical waste and general waste-collection area within seven days to check Continued on page 4 c m y b MCM student dies as auto hits scooter Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 12 A 22-year-old student of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, riding an Activa scooter, was killed while her friend, who was riding pillion, was injured after an auto hit their scooter on the road separating Sector 35 and 36 last evening. The auto driver sped away from the spot. According to the police, the complainant, Mahima Narula, staying as a paying guest in Sector 35, reported that she, along with her friend Himani, a paying guest in Sector 36, was returning from the Elante mall when a speeding auto-rickshaw hit their scooter from the rear Continued on page 4 Kharar, February 12 Samarth Sachdeva, a 10-yearold boy from Kharar, was killed while three others, including his sister, were seriously injured when their school bus collided with a speeding bus on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana highway near Bhagomajra village, close to Kharar, this morning. One of the injured children, Arav (9), a resident of Kharar, has been referred to the PGI where his condition is stated to be critical. Six other students, the school bus driver and a woman attendant, however, escaped with minor bruises. The accident took place around 7.10 am when a bus from St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, which was on its way to pick up students from JBP Township near here, collided head-on with a speeding Punjab Roadways bus (PB 10 BM 9821), coming from the Ludhiana side. Dharminder Sharma, driver of the school bus (PB 65 AA 1499), said he had gone to pick up students from the Kharar area along with a woman attendant, Reena Rani. There were 10 students in the bus when it met with the accident. While Samarth died on the spot, another student, Arav, and two others — deceased’s sister Khwaish Sachdeva (13) and Ayushi Rana (9) — sustained injuries. The injured were rushed to the Kharar Continued on page 4 The buses that were involved in the accident. The deceased, Samarth; and (right) his injured sister Khwaish Mishap took place at 7.10 am The accident took place around 7.10 am when a bus from St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, which was on its way to pick up students from JBP Township near Kharar, collided head-on with a speeding Punjab Roadways bus (PB 10 BM 9821), coming from the Ludhiana side.
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