06032018-CT-01.qxd 3/6/2018 12:20 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 6 MARCH 2018 | CHANDIGARH 462 get degrees All’s not well at AMU Gauri in world c’ship 462 students of the Indo Global Group of Colleges conferred degrees during convocation. P2 All’s not well with alternative medical unit at Raipur Khurd, operating from a panchayat building. P5 City shooter Gauri will compete in the 7th World University Shooting Championship in Kuala Lumpur from March 14. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 28°C MIN 13°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26.7°C MIN 12.3°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6.24 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6.43 AM At MC, Wednesdays to be no-vehicle day Burail resident bundled into car, thrashed Tribune News Service ILLUSTRATION: SANDEEP JOSHI Commissioner asks employees to pedal to work Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 5 City MC Commissioner Jitender Yadav today passed an order that all employees, including officers of the MC, shall come to the office by cycle every Wednesday. The Commissioner today called a meeting of all HoDs of different branches of the MC, including engineering, sanitation and enforcement, in the conference hall and conveyed the direction regarding the use of cycles every Wednesday. The order is mandatory for all employees, including women. There are nearly 4,000 employees in the civic body. He said only persons with genuine excuse would be spared on medical grounds. Employees coming from the outskirts of Chandigarh could come using the public transport, he said. Yadav said the decision had been taken to promote cycling, which would help the employees in keeping fit. This would MAYOR, EMPLOYEES GIVE THUMBS UP Mayor Davesh Moudgil, councillors and employees of the corporation have supported the Commissioner’s move. Moudgil said he was the first councillor to raise the demand for the use of cycles at a House meeting in 2015. He said after that he pedalled to the MC office many times. Moudgil urged the councillors and the staff to follow the direction. Gurbax Rawat, Congress councillor, said the decision was in the right direction, which would make the city green and clean. Arun Sood, former Mayor, said while the move was good, instead of making it mandatory, officials should motivate users by offering them incentives. Ajit Singh, president of the MC Employees’ Union, also welcomed the move. FITNESS ON MIND MC Commissioner Jitender Yadav said the decision had been taken to promote cycling, which would help the employees in keeping fit. This would result in better efficiency, he said. result in better efficiency, he said. He directed all HoDs to ensure proper compliance of the order and submit a report about it. Some feel it should be made optional While a majority of the employees have supported the decision, there are some who believe that sufficient time should have been given before issuing the order. They said it should not be made mandatory. One of the employees said arranging cycles at a short notice would not be easy. Some employees are not comfortable cycling and feel they require training before peddling on roads. Women employees are also worried over the order. A woman employee said she did not know how to use a cycle. Well begun Chandigarh, March 5 A 29-year-old Burail resident was kidnapped in a car and thrashed by four unknown miscreants, who escaped after threatening the victim. According to the police, the complainant, Dinesh Kumar Yadav, a resident of Burail village in Sector 45 who works at a restaurant in Sector 7, alleged that on March 3 while he was returning home, the unidentified miscreants pulled him inside their Swift car near the Sector 32/33/45/46 roundabout. The victim had alighted from an auto and was walking towards Sector 45 when the incident took place. The victim alleged that the accused thrashed him and later dropped him near the Sector 45/46/49/50 light point. The accused threatened the victim with dire consequences if he revealed anything to the police. The accused then sped away from the spot. Sources said the victim failed to note down the registration number of the car. The victim informed the police after which a PCR vehicle took him to the Civil Hospital, Sector 45. A case under Sections 341, 506, 363, 323 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against unknown persons at the Sector 34 police station. POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 18, 21 and 33 11 am to 2 pm: Parts of Pipliwala Town, Madiwala Town, MHC flats and duplex flats c m y b Students are all smiles as they come out of a centre after appearing for the CBSE Class XII English examination at DAV School, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI PAGE 2 Heavy Holi drinkers Haryana Police take skip date with law U-turn on Narwana Ishrat S Banwait Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 5 As rumours spread that heavy drinkers would be jailed by the court, touts and lawyers smartly asked them to remain absent when their names would be called out. While as many as 140 were challaned for drunken driving on Holi, only 73 filed their challans in the morning. However, in the afternoon, when the challans were to be taken up, only 64 appeared. Two years ago on Holi, 33 drunk drivers were jailed for a month. Right in the morning, police personnel were summoned and at least 12 of them were present in the challan court in the afternoon. The rumour was that it was done to pre- Traffic violators at the District Courts in Chandigarh on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO vent anyone from running away or to prevent any drama as witnessed two years ago when people were shocked over the harsh punishment. The rumour was that people continued on page 4 Chandigarh, March 5 Just two days after the registration of an FIR against senior advocate SK Garg Narwana and others, the Haryana Police today conceded that “nothing vital had, prima facie, been found” against him, even as lawyers met the Haryana Chief Minister and abstained from work. Assured of a free-and-fair investigation into the matter, the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana requested all advocates of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to resume work on Tuesday. The council made it clear that the next course of action would be decided at its general house meeting, scheduled for March 11. Say nothing against him; advocates to resume work today The Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association also decided to withdraw its protest following an assurance from Panchkula Commissioner of Police AS Chawla. The assurance came after a Bar Association delegation, led by president Anmol Rattan Sidhu, met Chawla. Sidhu also spoke to the Haryana Director General of Police on the issue. Agitated over the police action, the lawyers left nothing to chance. From abstaining from work to continued on page 4 SEE ALSO PAGE 5
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