11032018-CT-01.qxd 3/11/2018 12:38 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 11 MARCH 2018 | CHANDIGARH Mohali MC move Spring Fest Jayesh, Nitin in advance The Mohali MC has proposed to charge fee for holding functions at public parks. P3 J Ganesan, Chief Administrator, HUDA, inaugurates two-day fest at Town Park in Panchkula. P5 Jayesh defeats Shashikant 6-1 6-1 to advance to the final qualifying round of the ITF meet. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 31°C MIN 14°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30.1°C MIN 14.4°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 6.28 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6.36 AM City child’s ‘Thank you’ note moves SC judges Expect hotter March Child was happy at the settlement of 23 cases filed by his parents who have been granted divorce by court Tribune News Service New Delhi, March 10 A “Thank you” note from a Chandigarh boy to the Supreme Court for settling all 23 cases filed by his parents against each other and granting them divorce by mutual consent moved the judges, who made the hand-written note a part of their judgment. “God always has something for you: A KEY for every problem, A LIGHT for every shadow, A RELIEF for every sorrow and A PLAN for every tomorrow,” wrote the 10-year-old boy and handed over to court after the sevenyear matrimonial dispute between his parents was finally resolved. The hand-written colourful note by 10-year-old child and his great insight into life moved Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar who termed it “rich encomium paid to the Court” by the boy. The little one present in the Court on March 5 was exuberantly happy and sought liberty to present a handmade card expressing his joy on the settlement of all disputes and litigations between his mother and father and the Bench readily obliged him. The judges started the judgment with it and a scanned copy of the child’s hand-written “thank you” note appeared on page one of the March 5 verdict. The couple, who got married as per Hindu rites on May 18, 1997, – ad a daughter and a son and they had filed 23 civil and criminal cases against each other in district courts, Punjab and Haryana High Court and the Supreme Court. On account of marital discord and temperamental differences, they have been living separately since March, 2011, and several attempts to reach an amicable settlement failed despite the intervention of Justice Lisa Gill of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and senior counsel Girl foils kidnapping bid Meenakshi Arora who was appointed by the top court as mediator in the case. Having noticed that all efforts had not been fully fruitful, the Bench asked the parties to be present before it. “The parties have cooperated with the tireless efforts taken by this Court. It is heartening to note that finally the parties have reached an amicable settlement,” the top court noted in its verdict and went on to grant them divorce by GMCH-32 Aadhaar move irks patients 11-year-old bites kidnappers’ hands, jumps out of vehicle at Sector 27 Mohit Khanna Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 10 An 11-year-old girl has reportedly foiled a kidnapping attempt on her by three men in a car. As per the police, the girl was kidnapped by the three men from outside her house in Sector 44 around 8:30 pm yesterday. When the car reached the Sector 27 traffic lights, the girl bit the hands of two men sitting by her side and jumped out of the vehicle. According to the police, they received a call at 9:33 pm last night and they reached the spot to investigate the matter. According to information, the daughter of a share broker was plucking leaves from a particular plant, which she did every evening, when a car approached her. The persons sitting in the vehicle asked her for help to locate an address. In the meanwhile, one of the persons got down, put his hand on the girl’s mouth and put her into the car. Another purse snatched Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 10 Yet another woman in the city became a victim of Motorcycle-borne snatchers today. A resident of Kharar, Samita, informed the police that she was standing at the Sarangpur barrier when two youth, who were on a black motorcycle, snatched her purse and fled the spot. Soon after the incident, the police set up nakas in the city to catch the snatchers, but to no avail. There has been no respite from snatchings in the city for the past many days. POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4pm: BRD area, parts of Industrial Area Phase I, SDM office, MC office (Enforcement & Tubewells), CTU workshops, Deluxe Building in Sector 9 and parts of Sector 9 10 am to 5 pm: Parts of Sec 32 THEY TALKED IN PUNJABI, HAD LONG BEARD ACCUSED IN MID-TWENTIES According to the girl’s description, the three kidnappers were in their mid-twenties. She also told the police that the men had a ‘big black car’. The girl said the men seemed drunk and they were talking to someone on the phone. They were saying that they would get ‘lakhs of rupees’ as ransom for the her release. The police said while two men were sitting in the back seat with the girl, the third one was driving the car. The girl was made to sit in between the two men on the back seat. When the car stopped at the Sector 27 light point, the girl bit the hands of both men, screamed and jumped out of the car. As the girl ran into the streets of the sector, the startled kidnappers fled the scene. The girl stopped on seeing an elderly woman and narrated her ordeal. She then asked the woman to call her par- President of the Sector 44 Residents’ Welfare Association Swadesh Talwar said the girl was very intelligent and she also anchored the society’s cultural programmes. He said the girl told them that the kidnappers were speaking Punjabi and had long beard. He said they viewed CCTV footage and saw the car slowly moving in the area in the evening with four persons sitting in it. Thus, it seems to be a planned kidnapping for ransom, he added. ents. The girl’s parents reached the spot and called the police. The DSP Jaswinder Singh, , said: “We have noted down the girl’s version and registered a case under Sections 363, 364A and 34 of the IPC against three unknown accused”. World-class tech varsity coming up in Mohali GMADA allots 50 acres in IT City to Ashoka University founders Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 10 The founders of Ashoka University are going to set up their base in Mohali. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has allotted them 50 acres at Rs 137.5 crore on a lease-cumfreehold sale basis at IT City in Mohali. The New Delhi-based Reimagining Higher Education Foundation, a not-forprofit initiative based on collective public philanthropy, which had established the world-class Ashoka University in Sonepat, will be setting up a 21st Century Technology University with an investment of Rs 2,000 crore. The University, which will be set up by a team of industry leaders, entrepreneurs and academicians, will offer Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes in Engineering, Technology and Sciences. It will offer 8,000 seats for students and employ 500 highcaliber faculty members from top global institutions. Confirming the development, Additional Chief Secretary, Housing, Urban Development and Revenue, Vini Mahajan, told The Tribune FOCUS AREAS The university will focus on IT and IT-enabled services, such as computer science, electronics and communications, big data and analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotics and automation and Internet of things; biotechnology and related bio sciences; and material sciences and nanotechnology. that the allotment was made on the basis of highest bid and recommendation of the Scrutiny Committee, headed by the Chief Secretary. The allotment has been made at the rate of Rs 2.75 crore per acre. Besides, the allottee will pay an additional 2 per cent (Rs 2.75 crore) of the total allotment price as cancer and cultural cess (1 per cent each). While 15 per cent (Rs 20.62 crore) of the total allotment price shall be payable within 15 days from the date of issuance of letter of intent (LoI), balance 85 per cent cost of the plot along with 12 per cent per annum interest rate shall be payable in seven annual instalments. The Foundation has prom- ised Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh that the university is likely to increase Punjab’s GDP by Rs 6,500 crore and yield tax revenue of Rs 600 crore for the state government over 10 years. They have also assured 2,400 direct jobs and many more indirect jobs in various occupations. The university will forge international collaborations with top-notch universities in science and technology such as MIT, Stanford, Harvard Medical School, John Hopkins University among others, some of which have already expressed interest. The university will have 10 or 15 centres of excellence in areas of pertinence to society such as sustainable food production, healthcare innovation and delivery. Distinguished features The distinguished features of the university will be centres for industry innovation, for security, for healthcare and for sustainability. The university will also invite leading global and Indian firms to set up industry labs, research and development facilities, innovation labs and industrial infrastructure on the premises. continued on page 6 c m y b mutual consent instantly, waving the six-month statutory waiting period. It directed the husband to transfer his share in agricultural land situated in Panchkula district in favour of his now divorced wife and two children. Directing them to strictly abide by the terms of settlement, the Bench restrained them from instituting any fresh litigation in respect of their matrimonial dispute without its prior permission. Chandigarh, March 10 The Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector32 (GMCH-32) authorities have ordered a probe into the pasting of sheets announcing that showing Aadhaar card is mandatory for patients visiting the hospital. Such sheets are dotting the walls of the Emergency and other departments of the hospitals. Director of GMCH-32 BS Director orders probe into pasting of sheets carrying ‘orders’ for Aadhaar requirement Chavan said neither the Medical Superintendent, Dr Ravi Gupta, nor any other official has ordered the pasting of such sheets. “Though we encourage Aadhaar-based services, we continued on page 6 TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Satya Prakash Chandigarh: With mercury already hovering around 30 degree Celsius, the Met Department has stated that March could be hotter than the previous years. “We had announced a variance of one degree Celsius during summer. So, the month of March will also record temperature one notch up from the normal,” said Surinder Paul, Director, Chandigarh Meteorological Centre. He said so far, the weather was steady and had not actually taken off. “We will get to know about the exact situation during the month-end,” said Surinder Paul. Clouds and rain were likely due to Western disturbances on March 13 and 14. In 2016, the maximum temperature during March was recorded at 33.4 degree Celsius whereas in 2015, it was 33.6 Celsius. TNS
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