02042018-CT-01.qxd 4/2/2018 1:08 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 2 APRIL 2018 | CHANDIGARH Senate undecided Patiala mishap Synthetic tracks needed Senate fails to take a final call on the fate of assistant professor indicted by PUCASH. P2 Pall of gloom descends on Mohindra College in Patiala as four students die in a mishap. P3 Arjuna awardee former Indian athlete Sunita Rani stresses the need for two synthetic tracks in the city. P6 MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 33°C MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32.4°C MIN 20°C | SUNSET MONDAY 6.41 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.10 AM FORECAST Schools, colleges closed, no buses in Mohali today UT asks Army to remain on standby Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 1 In view of the bandh call given by some organisations for April 2 against the dilution of the SC/ST Atrocities Act, the UT Administration has made elaborate arrangements to ensure law and order in the city. Bandh call: Nakas to be set up at sensitive points for law & order Educational institutes in city open today While the UT will deploy sufficient number of police personnel all over the city, all educational and other institutions will remain open. Home Secretary Anurag Aggarwal said the Deputy Commissioner and the police had been directed to ensure law and order in the city. He said the Administration had written to the Army to remain on standby. Sources said UT officers had told the organisations that while they had the right to protest in a peaceful manner, nothing should be done to disturb the peace in the city. Pardeep Chhabra, president of the city unit of the Congress, asked the Centre to file a review petition or a writ petition against the recent ruling on the SC/ST Act so that the rights of Dalits could be protected. Tribune News Service Mohali, April 1 In view of the bandh call, all educational institutes will remain closed in Mohali district on Monday. “The educational institutes will remain closed, while the public transport services will remain suspended here,” said Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra. Besides, the mobile Internet services, SMS and all dongle services provided on mobile networks except voice calls in the district will remain suspended till 11 pm on Monday. The police will make special security arrangements in the district to maintain law and order. Mohali SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said they had got an extra force of 300 personnel from the headquarters. “As part of the arrangements, special nakas will be set up at all sensitive points. Besides, district police personnel will also be deputed at different locations to keep a strict vigil on Mon- Mobile Internet services suspended in dist The public transport services will remain suspended in Mohali. Besides, the mobile Internet services, SMS and all dongle services provided on mobile networks except voice calls in the district will remain suspended till 11 pm on Monday. FILE PHOTO All four AKSIPS branches closed All four branches of AKSIPS (Sector 41 and 45 in Chandigarh and Sector 65 and 125 in Mohali) will remain closed on Monday due to the bandh call. According to the school management, the new session for 2018-19 will now start on April 4. day,” said Chahal. The SSP and the Deputy Commissioner said peaceful Vigil up in Panchkula Chandigarh: Train services will remain operational despite the call for a countrywide strike by various political and social organisations. The public relations officer of the Railways said the train services would not be suspended. Extra force has been deployed at the Ludhiana railway station and the surrounding areas following reports that protesters may try to stop the Amritsar-Chandigarh and the FerozepurChandigarh trains. TNS Panchkula: The police have made tight security arrangements to deal with any untoward incident in view of the bandh call given by several Dalit organisations in protest against the dilution of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Panchkula Police Commissioner AS Chawla said they had sought extra force from the Police Headquarters. “We will allow a peaceful protest in Panchkula district,” the Commissioner said. TNS protests would be allowed. “We have appointed 10 duty magistrates to deal with any New parking fee draws ire Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service A parking attendant shows the new rate chart at the parking lot opposite Elante Mall in Chandigarh on Sunday. RAVI KUMAR the Aroma light point by the Voice of Chandigarh in which residents opposed the enhanced rates. Residents said there were no proper arrangements for parking at the lots. Besides, there was no one to guide them at the lots. Food rehris could be seen all over at the Sector 22 parking lot. After getting the nod from the MC, Arya Toll Infra ‘TOTAL CHAOS, MISMANAGEMENT AT LOTS’ There is total chaos and mismanagement at parking lots. Twowheelers are parked at slots meant for fourwheelers. The increase in the rates cannot be justified. JAGDEEP SINGH After the increase in rates, we will now have to think twice before going to the market. This will affect the common man the most. ❝ ❝ ❞ RAJINDER SINGH ❞ Limited hiked the parking rates from Sunday. The fee for parking a car for four hours has been increased from Rs 10 to Rs 20, up to six hours from Rs 20 to Rs 40 and for up to 12 hours from Rs 50 to Rs 100. The rates for two-wheelers have also been increased. The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal has announced a protest on Monday in this regard. ❝The rates have been increased within three months. The government is not concerned about the plight of the common man. in Punjab ❝Nowherepeople are or Haryana, paying so much for parking. The parking fee hike decision should be withdrawn immediately. ❞ The increase in ❝Parking lots don’t have all ❝much. While therates is too MC facilities that were promised. GP SINGH ❞ has failed to ensure facilities, the rates have been increased again. VIVEK GUPTA ❞ Chandigarh, April 1 A 45-year-old man was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his house in Sanjay Colony, Industrial Area, Phase 1, on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Mohan Lal, a native of Uttar Pradesh who worked at a factory here. Sources said the police came to know that a man had died and his family had kept the body on ice. The police rushed to the place and found the man’s wife sitting next to the body. The police said on examination, strangulation marks were found on the victim’s neck. A CFSL team was called to inspect the spot. Later, the body was shifted to the mortuary at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH) in Sector 16 here. A case of murder has been registered in this connection at the Industrial Area police station. The deceased’s wife has been rounded up for questioning. No arrest has been made in the case so far. ❞ AKASH RANA MAYANK There is complete mismanagement, and so the rate hike is not justified. Chandigarh: The school bus services will remain suspended in Chandigarh in view of the bandh call in Punjab. The president of the Bus Operators Association, Manjeet Singh, said keeping in view the security of students, buses will not ferry them on Monday. “The security of students is paramount for us. It has been unanimously decided that buses will not ferry students on Monday,” said Manjeet Singh. TNS Security across the city will be stepped up on Monday in view of the bandh call given by the SC community. The police have made elaborate arrangements to ensure peace in the city. Jagdale Nilambari Vijay, UT SSP said the police would be , deployed across the city, especially at public places, including markets. “Police personnel will also be deployed at barriers and several intersections,” the SSP said. Police officials held a meeting with leaders of the SC community and asked them to maintain peace in the city. “We won’t allow anyone to break law,” the SSP said. Police sources said the CID wing of the police had also been asked to keep a close watch and gather information regarding all developments related to the bandh call. —TNS CHANDIGARH: Train services to operate Mystery shrouds man’s death, People say hike not justified as promised facilities not provided wife rounded up Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 1 The implementation of the new parking rates started with a protest and heated arguments as residents expressed resentment while paying the enhanced charges at different parking lots in the city on Sunday. The parking staff had a tough time justifying the hike in the rates. While the Municipal Corporation allowed the parking firm to increase the rates, a majority of the residents complained of lack of facilities at the lots. Heated arguments were witnessed at the parking lot at Elante. Visitors were seen arguing with the staff before paying the new rates. The parking rates for cars have been increased from Rs 20 to Rs 40. A protest was organised at School bus services to remain suspended in UT Tight security in place in city POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to Noon: Parts of Sector 35, 43 & 45, & Kajheri village Noon to 2 pm: Parts of Sector 41, 42, 44 and 52 3 pm to 5 pm: Parts of Sector 42, 43, 44, 46, 51 and 52, Burail village and Burail Jail 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 1, 3, 4, 8 and 22, Rock Garden and High Court chambers 10 am to 5 pm : Parts of Bank Colony, Police Colony, Kishangarh, residential area of 220 kV substation, Kishangarh, MHC, Subhash Nagar & telephone exchange in Mani Majra c m y b situation here. Our teams will remain on their toes in the district,” said Sapra. 3 Mohali youths open fire after tiff with driver, held Tribune News Service Solan, April 1 Car-borne tourists reportedly fired into the air after a tiff with the driver of a Himachal Roadways Transport Corporation bus while taking a pass on the KalkaShimla highway near Jabli on Saturday evening. The tourists, who were returning from Shimla, entered into an altercation with bus driver Subhash while trying to take a pass as their vehicle (PB 65 AR 0406) was hit by the bus. This infuriated the youths, who manhandled the driver and threw stones at him. They also fired into the air with their .32 bore revolver and fled towards Parwanoo when bus passengers came to the driver’s rescue. The bus passengers alerted the Parwanoo police and the youths were intercepted at Parwanoo. They have been identified as Daljeet Singh, Rajwant Singh and Jaspreet Singh. Hailing from Mohali, the three are farmers. The revolver used in the firing is registered in the The case The accused, who were returning from Shimla, entered into an altercation with bus driver Subhash while trying to take a pass as their vehicle (PB 65 AR 0406) was hit by the bus. This infuriated the youths, who manhandled the driver and threw stones at him. They also fired into the air with their .32 bore revolver and fled towards Parwanoo when bus passengers came to the driver’s rescue. name of Daljeet Singh. Additional Superintendent of Police Shiv Kumar said a case under various sections of the IPC and Section 25 of the Arms Act had been registered against the three, who were later arrested. Investigations are under way.
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