01052018-CT-01.qxd 5/1/2018 1:06 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 1 MAY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Students get degrees Road opens for traffic Aadil for Asian Games 1,050 students get degrees during the convocation at the MCM DAV College for Women. P2 One side of the stretch from Airport Chowk to Banur-Landran Road T-point opened for traffic. P5 City golfer Aadil Bedi makes the cut for the Asian Games to be held in Jakarta. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 39°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C MIN 24.4°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 7 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.39 AM Just another day for them TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR Pranav does city proud, ranked 4th in country JEE (MAIN) Four students from tricity among top 100 Tribune News Service Women labourers work at a construction site on the eve of International Labour Day near Dhakoli in Zirakpur on Monday. Cinema snacks not above MRP Deputy Commissioner asks owners to submit rate list of items within month Tribune News Service Kids, elderly allowed to take food inside Chandigarh, April 30 No sale of packed eatable items above the MRP will be allowed in cinema halls and multiplexes. They will also display the menu and rates in the cinema halls. Besides, the cinema hall owners will also allow the elderly, kids and patients to take their food inside the halls. These are some issues that were agreed upon by cinema hall owners/representatives Water supply to be hit Due to urgent repair work on the Bhakra main line by the Irrigation Department, Punjab, the water level at the Kajauli intake point will be below normal from May 1 to 6. There will be less pumping of raw water from the Kajauli waterworks to the waterworks in Sector 39, Chandigarh.The water supply timings for the city till May 6 will be: 4 am to 8.30 am: Normal supply 6 pm to 8.30 pm: Low pressure Youth sleeping in parking hit by MUV, hurt Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 30 A 19-year-old youth received injuries after being hit by an MUV while he was sleeping in a parking in Sector 17 on Sunday night. Sources said the victim, Bablu (19), who works at a juice counter at the bus stand in Sector 17, was sleeping in the parking near Circus Ground when an Innova hit him. The accused driver escaped from the spot. The injured was rushed to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16. The police said the victim received injuries on one of his arms. People who gathered at the spot managed to note down an incomplete number of the MUV. The owners will have to display the menu and rates in the cinema halls. Besides, they will also allow the elderly, kids and patients to take their food inside the halls. at a meeting of the District Consumer Protection Council (DCPC), chaired by Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi on Monday. The DCPC had called the meeting of cinema owners in Chandigarh to discuss the issue of exorbitant prices of eatables and beverages inside cinema halls and prohibition of outside food in the halls. Ajay Jagga, one of the members of the DCPC, said the cinema owners were directed by the Deputy Commissioner to submit the rate list of eatables sold inside the halls in 30 days. The representatives of the cinema halls were also Medical tourism comes under judicial scanner Saurabh Malik Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 30 Promoted by the Government of India, medical tourism in the region has come under the judicial scanner, with the Punjab and Haryana High Court questioning the ethical issues involved and the effective supervision of doctors involved. Justice Rajan Gupta of the High Court also sought information about its prevalence. Medical tourism refers to people travelling to another country for medical treatment. The flow of such tourists is from less-developed countries to medical centres in highly developed countries. Available information suggests medical tourism is a growing sector in India. The developments before Justice Gupta’s Bench took during the hearing of an anticipatory bail petition filed by Dr Mohit Dhawan against the Chandigarh Administration. A dentist, he was seeking bail in a case for cheating and other offences registered last month under Sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the IPC at the Sector 19 police station on a complaint of a US-based woman. She had come to India for dental implantation in August 2017. As the case came up for hearing, the petitioner moved an application for placing on record certain documents to show that medical tourism was being promoted by the Government of India. His counsel added it was mandatory for doctors to fill continued on page 6 told to sell health drinks such as milk and lassi, besides other items. The cinema hall owners were called in view of an observation of the Bombay High Court that movie-goers cannot be prohibited from bringing their own food and water bottles inside theatres and multiplexes as the vendors are allowed to sell these at sky-high prices. The observation of the High Court came while hearing a continued on page 6 AIR AIR 4 23 AIR 90 AIR 45 Pranav Goyal (centre), Tarush Goyal (left), Kartikeya Rai (right) and Vishav Rakesh Vig (inset) in a jubilant mood after the declaration of the JEE (Main) result, in Chandigarh on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL (Advanced). He has been putting in 11 to 12 hours per day. His parents, Dr Sunil Goyal and Dr Rinkal Gupta, are employed with the Punjab Government as doctors in Ludhiana. “I will pursue engineering or research,” he said, when asked about his future plans. Asked about the toughest subject, he said, “It is chemistry. You have to spend a lot of time.” He has scored 100 per cent in mathematics, 110 out of 120 in chemistry and 105 out of 120 in physics -- a total of 335 out of 360. He has cleared the KVPY, Pranav Goyal finds chemistry a bit tough ■ “Chemistry is a bit tough for me. Anything else is logical,” said Pranav. At present, he is preparing for the JEE (Advanced) and devoting 11 hours per day. ■ Asked if coaching is needed to crack the IIT, he says, “The JEE (Advanced) has shifted beyond books. You need coaching. Though you can clear the JEE (Main) without coaching also.” . the NTSE and the International Maths Olympiad, for which he represented India at Brazil. Vishav Rakesh Vig (18) secured the 45th rank with 329 marks out of 360. A student of SGGS Collegiate Public School, Sector 26. Chandigarh, Vig wants to join the IIT, Bombay, and wants to pursue computer science. “Later, I may shift into the Civil Services. I haven’t decided yet,” he said. “As of now, the focus is on the JEE (Advanced). I have been devoting 10 to 12 hours per day,” he said. His parents Rakesh Vig and Manju Vig are into pharmaceutical business. continued on page 6 HC calls for short-term steps to prevent lake from drying STP at Kishangarh likely to begin trial run in 9 months: UT SAVE SUKHNA CASE Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 30 Much before the onset of the next summer, treated water will keep the level up at Sukhna Lake. As the “Save Sukhna” case came up for resumed hearing before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Chandigarh Administration informed the Bench that the STP at Kishangarh village was expected to begin the trial run nine months from the opening of tenders in mid-May. Taking a note of the assertion, the Division Bench of Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal and Justice Anupinder Singh Grewal asked amicus curiae Tanu Bedi to suggest shortterm and long-term measures to prevent the lake from drying up in the meantime. The Bench also asked the authorities concerned to complete within a month the task of relaying the entire lake pathway within a month. As of now, 1,500 metres of the total 2,300 metres has been covered. As the case came up for resumed hearing, the Administration placed before the Bench a letter, which said: The tender for installation of sewage treatment plant at Kishangarh village has been invited by the office and is due to be opened on May 17. It will take about nine months for design, installation, testing, commissioning and the trial run of the STP However, it is sub. jected to the examination of committee of technical head of the stakeholders, the governments of Punjab, Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh”. Before parting with the order, the Bench verbally observed that the citizens were apparently not as concerned as they ought to be about the issue. Suggestions were invited, but the people were more critical than appreciative of the initiatives. continued on page 4 NEW PREZ: BS Gill (in yellow T-shirt) with his supporters after winning the Chandigarh Golf Club elections on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI P6 MHA bars city schools from hiking fee arbitrarily Tribune News Service POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sector 9 Chandigarh, April 30 With 350 marks out of 360 in the Joint Entrance Examination (Main), Pranav Goyal (17) of Chandigarh has secured the fourth rank in the country. This time, four students from the tricity are among top 100 rankers in the JEE (Main). The result was declared on Monday. Pranav, a student of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, has got 100 per cent in mathematics and chemistry, and 110 out of 120 in physics. His other achievements include clearing the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), the Indian National Mathematics Olympiad, the Indian National Physics Olympiad, the Indian National Chemistry Olympiad and the Indian National Astronomy Olympiad. His father Pankaj Goyal and mother Mamta Goyal are into business. “I want to pursue the computer science stream,” he said, adding that he had not yet decided about opting for any other field later in life. Tarush Goyal (17) of BCM Arya Model School, Ludhiana, secured the 23rd rank in the country. At present, he is staying in a hostel in Chandigarh to prepare for the JEE PRIZED MOMENT: A student plays with her child during the convocation of Government College in Dera Bassi on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR P2 c m y b New Delhi, April 30 The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), through a gazette notification, has mandated private schools and other unaided educational institutes in Chandigarh to declare their income and expenditure every year and barred them from arbitrarily raising the fee. In the notification, the Union Territory (UT) division of the MHA also said no part of income from the private schools shall be diverted to any individual in the trust or the school management committee. Barring such institutions from charging capitation fee, the MHA said they could not indulge in profiteering. The gazette notification has come as part of the MHA decision to extend to Chandigarh, a UT, the Punjab Regulation of Fee of Unaided Educational Institution Act, 2016, with certain modifications. “Provided further that every unaided educational institution shall (a) upload income, expenditure account and balance sheet on its website; (b) not charge any kind of cost from the parents; (c) disclose the complete fee structure at the beginning of the academic year in the booklet issued, along with the admission form, and also post in on its website; and (d) not raise the fee any time during the academic session,” the gazette notification read, continued on page 4 Ex-minister’s nephew held Kharar, April 30 The police have arrested Rana Prabhdeep, a nephew of former Punjab Minister Rana Gurjit Singh. The accused was declared a PO in a 17-year-old case by a Kharar court. A worker, Labh Singh, was retrenched from service by Rana Prabhdeep at his factory. Labh Singh later filed a suit in the labour court. In this case, Rana Prabhdeep was declared a PO on February 15. Prabhdeep came to the court in connection with another case on Monday and the policearrested him. — OC
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