10032018-CT-01.qxd 3/10/2018 12:03 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 10 MARCH 2018 | CHANDIGARH HC notice to SCERT Pigeon droppings Anjum on cloud nine Hight Court issues a notice to the State Council of Educational Research and Training. P2 The problem of pigeon droppings at the railway station has the authorities at the receiving end. P4 ‘I am happy with the silver & am taking it as a good sign ahead of the Commonwealth Games.’ P10 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 31°C MIN 14°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30.4°C MIN 13.3°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 6.27 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6.38 AM Speeding Range Rover kills biker Was racing with Fortuner, dragged victim for 100 m; driver held, let off on bail I heard a massive explosion: Resident Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 9 In yet another case of reckless driving, a 35-year-old motorcyclist was killed when a Range Rover, that was allegedly racing with a Toyota Fortuner, hit an Alto car, crossed over the divider and rammed into a motorcycle coming from the opposite side on the road separating Sector 48 and 49 last night. An eyewitness claimed that the white Range Rover, bearing a Chandigarh number and heading towards Mohali, was racing with a Fortuner when its driver lost control over the vehicle and hit an Alto car, which was being driven by Shailender, a resident of Phase X, Mohali. sleeping ❝I wasloud noisewhen I heard a as if The mangled remains of the Range Rover that was involved in the accident; and (inset) the victim, Aman. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY The Alto overturned after which the Range Rover hit a pole, crossed the divider and hit a motorcycle coming from Mohali. The police said the Range Rover also overturned and dragged the victim for at least 100 metres. Sources said the victim was stuck under the Range Rover. The Range Rover driver managed to escape from the spot after the incident in the something had exploded. I rushed towards the window of my house and saw a motorcyclist lying in a pool of blood while an SUV was lying overturned on the roadside ❞ RAKESH KATOCH, a Sector 48 resident. Fortuner. The motorcyclist, who was identified as Aman Rajwanta (28), a native of Kotkapura in Faridkot district, was rushed to the PGI where doctors declared him brought dead. The victim c m y b worked at a call centre in Mohali and was staying in Sector 22, Chandigarh. He was returning from work when the accident took place. The Alto driver also suffered injuries. However, his condition is stable. The police traced the owner of the Range Rover and identified him as Chamkaur Singh Virk (29), son of a transporter. The vehicle is registered on an address in Sector 22. Inspector Jaswinder Kaur, SHO of the Sector 49 police station, said the vehicle was being driven by Chamkaur Singh, who escaped from the Continued on page 2 2 toddlers among 6 hurt as vehicles collide P9 Chandigarh Club to pay five times more, ~97 lakh yearly Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 9 The Chandigarh Club will have to pay five times more as the Chandigarh Administration has approved the new lease for the club for 33 years. After the Golf Club, the Chandigarh Club is the second club whose lease has been approved by the Administration. Sources said Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore had approved a lease money of Rs 97 lakh yearly on the recommendation of a high-powered committee, headed by UT Finance Secretary Ajoy Kumar Sinha, which held wide-ranging discussions with the club management UT approves new lease for 33 years before fixing the rate. The club is at present paying around Rs 1.78 lakh per month as lease rent to the Administration. However, now it will have to pay Rs 8.15 lakh per month. A joint survey was carried out by the Administration to decide the land under the occupation of the management. The lease of the club expired in 2010 and it will have to deposit the arrears of the enhanced lease since then. The Administration has also proposed a 5 per cent increase in the lease every year. Besides the Deputy Com- missioner and the Additional Secretary (Estate), Sandeep Sahni, president of the Chandigarh Club, and Mukesh Bassi, former president, were members of the committee. The sources said besides increasing the rent, the Administration had also asked the club management to immediately leave the extra area which it had encroached upon. The club will be asked to scrap the sub-lease, if any, of the premises without delay. Mukesh Bassi said the club was yet to get an official communication regarding the revised lease money. He said the club would take a decision after getting the official communication from the Administration.
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