12032018-CT-01.qxd 3/12/2018 12:16 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 12 MARCH 2018 | CHANDIGARH 42,000 get polio drops Company takes U-turn Siddharth beats Dev Over 42,000 children immunised on Day 1 of pulse polio campaign in the City Beautiful. P2 Private company running affairs of new ISBT at Phase 6 in Mohali takes a U-turn on arbitration. P4 Siddharth beats Dev SD Prajwal 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the ITF Men's Futures US$-15,000 Tennis Tourney. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 31°C MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30°C MIN 15.7°C | SUNSET MONDAY 6.28 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.35 AM Police fail to nab 11-yr-old’s abductors Show stoppers TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR held for snatchings Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 11 Even two days after an 11year-old girl was reportedly kidnapped by car-borne miscreants from outside her house and the victim somehow managed to escape from their clutches, the police have failed to nab the accused. The victim, daughter of a share broker, was outside her house when a car approached her on March 9. The persons sitting in the vehicle asked her for help to locate an address. In the meantime, one of the persons got down and dragged her into the car. The police said while two men were sitting in the rear seat with the girl, the third one was driving the car. The girl was made to sit in between the two men on the rear 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. The accused then escaped from the spot. DSP Jaswinder Singh said investigations were on in the case and no arrests had been made so far. Police sources said the car seen in CCTV cameras installed in Sector 44 had been identified. POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 7, 8, 29, 32, 42, 43 and 51, Kaimbwala village and Plot No. 130, Industrial Area, Phase 1 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sec 27 10 am to 5 pm: Parts of Sector 49 and Telephone Exchange Tribune News Service Winners of a baby show organised on the concluding day of the 32nd Spring Festival in Panchkula on Sunday. SEE ALSO P5 Chandigarh, March 11 Four youths, including two BA second-year students, have been arrested by the Chandigarh Police for breaking windowpanes of a Bolero vehicle parked outside a house in Sector 15 on the night intervening Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 11 Meet Karan Chawla (24), a student of MTech in Structural Engineering at the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, who has developed a brick from waste, which allows light to pass through it. He has now set up Roschcrete, a start-up, which develops such bricks to save electricity cost during the daytime. These bricks do not have any hole and do not let heat pass through. Also, these do not require any paint or plaster, which simplifies the construction and saves time and money. These bricks are two-anda-half times expensive, 20 per cent heavier, but oneand-a-half times stronger than normal bricks. Chawla was at Panjab University today for a national entrepreneurship summit, “Udyami”. “Bricks are made of using about 70 per cent waste material and also reduce carbon footprint,” he said. Introducing his start-up, he said, “We don’t need continued on page 6 Karan Chawla with his invention at the PU. Chandigarh, March 11 Over 3,000 members of families residing in Deep Complex at Hallo Majra are likely to be affected as the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has decided to snap the water connections of those who have not paid their water bills for months. The water supply of houses which have been getting it illegally will also be snapped. Sources said the residents had been given a deadline of 20 days to clear the outstanding dues and deposit their files for regularisation of the illegal connections. The MC action is part of its drive to recover the pending March 9 and 10. The accused had an altercation with the vehicle owner on Holi. According to the police, Pyar Chand, a chowkidar in a residential area in Sector 15, had reported that he had seen a few youths riding an Etios car, bearing a Haryana registration number, smashing the windowpanes of a Bolero vehicle, bearing a Punjab number and owned by Lovedeep Singh. The accused escaped from the spot after the incident. The complainant managed to note down the registration number of the car. continued on page 6 1 HELD FOR SMASHING CAR WINDOWPANES In another incident, the Chandigarh Police arrested a Sector 25 resident for smashing the windowpanes of a car. According to the police, the complainant, Vijay Kumar, a resident of Sector 25, reported that an unknown person smashed the windowpanes of his car while it was parked outside his house. The police registered a case and later arrested the accused, identified as Ramesh (28). The police said the accused was in an inebriated condition when he broke the glasses. He also stole some documents from the car. A case has been registered at the Sector 11 police station. Coming, ‘world-class’ home for the elderly Mumbai-based NGO to develop centre for living excellence in Mohali; Punjab to offer land Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 11 A “world-class” home for senior citizens is coming up in Mohali. The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has asked the Housing and Urban Development Department to allot the requisite land to a Mumbaibased NGO, the Nana Nani Foundation, which will develop, operate and maintain a complex, “The Oyster”, comprising residences for senior citizens. The Oyster project is a holistic approach as it is based on the three pillars of home, hospitality and healthcare. Confirming the development, Additional Chief Secretary, Housing, Urban Development and Revenue, Vini Mahajan told The Tribune that a 3-acre site had been identified in Mohali for allotment to the NGO on a lease basis as per government norms. Chandigarh, March 11 The police have arrested three miscreants and a juvenile and claim to have solved three snatching cases. According to the police, two youths, Harinder Singh, alias Harry (19), a resident of Sector 22, and Deepak Mehra, alias Vicky (24), a resident of the PEC campus, Sector 12, were apprehended at a naka near Kiran Cinema, Sector 22, while riding a scooter. The police said a mobile phone, which was snatched by them in January this year, was recovered from the accused. The police said during TOURIST FROM MUMBAI LOSES ~40,000, DOCUMENTS TO TWO SNATCHERS In yet another incident of snatching, two Activa-borne miscreants snatched a purse containing Rs 40,000 and valuables from a tourist, a resident of Mumbai, who had come for shopping in Sector 19. Sources said the victim, Meena Poddar, who was staying at a hotel in Zirakpur, complained to the police that she had gone for shopping to the Sector 19 market. When she was near the church, two miscreants riding a white scooter came and snatched her purse containing cash, a mobile phone and important documents. The police said the victim failed to note down the registration number of the scooter. The police scrutinised the CCTV footage of the area. A case has been registered at the Sector 19 police station. interrogation, the accused revealed that they, along with another accomplice, Amritpal, alias Ashu (20), a resident of Sector 20, had snatched another mobile phone from a pedestrian in Sector 22. The police arrested Ashu and recovered the mobile phone continued on page 6 Thapar techie’s best out of Deep Complex residents in deep waters waste — brick to save power Four land in police net for damaging SUV Tribune News Service Juvenile among 4 ON THE ANVIL ! World-class facilities based on the three pillars of home, hospitality and healthcare ! Centre for Living Excellence for older adults ! Skill development programmes ! Primary healthcare programme ! Intelligence-enabled healthcare programme The managing trustees of the Nana Nani Foundation, a public charity trust, Shhyam R Singhania and Neeta Padaam Singhania, had called upon Capt Amarinder during his recent Mumbai visit and submitted him a detailed proposal to develop a senior living home and centre for living excellence for older adults to herald the tric- ity as a destination of choice for senior citizens. Accepting the proposal, the Chief Minister asked the Housing and Urban Development Department to provide the requisite land to the trust, which has been promoting and aiding in the enrichment of the lives of the elderly for the past 16 years. According to the proposal, the foundation, which strives for the cause and care of the elderly by providing constant and innovative recreational programmes through the creation and maintenance of “Nana Nani parks” in Mumbai, will build residences and integrated holistic wellness and living excellence centres for older adults for successful ageing. It will provide primary healthcare services to the poor and the elderly population in rural and urban areas. Besides developing transgenerational designs catering to senior citizens, the pro- c m y b posed facility will also provide skill development and employment opportunities for older adults and persons with disabilities. “We request that a small space be given to us with basic infrastructure of water, electricity, connectivity and all municipal clearances. We will develop, operate and maintain a complex, “The Oyster”, comprising residences for senior citizens,” the foundation stated in its representation to the Chief Minister. The foundation told the Chief Minister that The Oyster project was envisioned as a social impact venture, meant to generate revenue for its own sustainability. “We request you to study our initiative with a view to granting us land, which will help put the tricity on the world map as a choice destination for older adults to live a life full of joy, fun and peace,” the Singhanias urged Capt Amarinder Singh. TOLD TO CLEAR WATER DUES BY APRIL 1 OR LOSE CONNECTIONS On the intervention of local councillor Bharat Kumar, the Municipal Corporation agreed to set April 1 as the deadline for residents to clear their pending water bills. amount from defaulters in the city, which is around Rs 15 crore. The sources said the defaulters’ amount in Deep Complex had been rising as many residents had refused to pay the penal charges imposed by the MC. The civic body laid the water supply and sewer pipeline for the Deep Complex area, but the residents were given temporary connections as a majority of them had purchased houses on the GPA. Besides, the area falls outside the MC limits. According to the water bylaws, the residents have to pay double charges for the temporary connections. The sources said there were around 2,000 houses in Deep Complex and owners of many of these had failed to deposit the bill amount regularly. A team of officers of the Public Health Department of the MC, headed by Executive Engineer Suresh Kumar Gill, visited the complex yesterday to snap the connections, but on the intervention of local councillor Bharat Kumar, the officials agreed to set April 1 as the deadline to deposit the pending amount. Bharat Kumar said he had already raised the issue of the penal charges with the MC Commissioner. He said the issue would also be raised at the next House meeting of the MC so that regular tariff was charged from the residents. He said those who had been illegally getting the supply had been requested to deposit the application for a regular connection till April 1.
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