04052018-CT-01.qxd 5/4/2018 1:00 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 4 MAY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Closure of SciFinder Fire in warehouse Dhairya-Sarthak win title Setback to research at PU, access to database of research papers, SciFinder, for students stopped. P2 Close shave for 15 as fire breaks out at electronics warehouse at Phase VII market in Mohali. P4 Top seeds Dhairya and Sarthak rally from set down to beat Patiala pair of Harmanjeet and Divjot Singh. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 34°C MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.7°C MIN 20.8°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.02 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.37 AM Brace for water shortage, no extra supply this summer Mayor-led team visits projects at Kajauli & Jandpur, says no hope before July-end 250 WATER TANKERS PRESSED INTO SERVICE Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 3 The PGI has formed a quick response team (QRT) to curtail the rising incidents of showdown between patients and doctors at the trauma centre and the new Emergency. The quick response team will comprise 12 members of the security staff, including four women, who will be on round-the-clock duty at the trauma centre and the Emergency block. Gursharan Singh, in-charge of the Emergency block at Nehru Hospital, said four persons, including one woman, would patrol the Emergency and the trauma centre in three shifts. They would be the first ones to react in case of any eventuality. As many as 12 security guards were selected and specially trained for the job. They will wear special jackets mentioning QRT so that they can be easily spotted amidst a crowd. Besides, the QRT has been given walkie-talkies so that they can stay in touch with the control room. 50-yr-old bell stolen from PGGCG-11 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 3 A bell, that was purchased by the Post Graduate Government College for Girls (PGGCG), Sector 11, around 50 years ago and was installed on the rooftop of the physics department, has been stolen. A case under Section 379 (theft) of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 11 police station. According to the police, the complainant, Ram Darshan, who works as a caretaker at the college, submitted a complaint to the police stating that the bell was stolen from the rooftop of the physics department. The bell was purchased by the college in 1968 for Rs 813 at Ambala. Inspector Lakhbir Singh, SHO of the Sector 11 police station, said the theft came to light on April 10 after which the college authorities conducted an internal probe. “The college also scrutinised the footage of CCTV cameras installed on the campus, but failed to recover the bell after which it submitted a complaint to us,” the SHO said. The SHO said an investigation had been initiated into the case and the college staff would soon be questioned regarding the theft. POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sec 23-A TRIAL RUN OF EMERGENCY HOOTER SYSTEM The PGI authorities are carrying out a trial run of the emergency hooter system. The hooters will be blown in an emergency situation to alert the security staff. A mock drill was conducted where they were taught how to deal with agitated relatives of a patient. Besides, the QRT personnel have been trained in tackling minor fire incidents. Four women, who have been inducted into the QRT, have been trained to deal with agitating women. “It has primarily been formed to help patients. A huge number of patients arrive at the PGI trauma centre and the Emergency wing. Owing to the heavy rush, they generally get confused and agitated. The QRT will respond to such situations and pacify the agitating patients,” said Gursharan Singh. There have continued on page 5 A team, led by Mayor Davesh Moudgil, inspects the site of the Phase V and VI water supply project at the Kajauli waterworks in Jandpur, Mohali, on Thursday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 3 Tall claims of the Municipal Corporation regarding providing 24X7 water supply this summer have fallen flat. Chandigarh will have to bear with a shortage of water this season as a team, led by the Mayor, which visited water supply projects at Kajauli and Jandpur on Thursday, found that additional supply will not come before July-end. The work on bringing an additional 40 million gallons per day (MGD) of water through a new pipeline from the Kajauli waterworks near Morinda to the waterworks at Sector 39 via Jandpur has been going on for quite some time and has missed several deadlines. According to engineering wing officials, they have laid 98 per cent pipeline from the Jandpur pumping station to Sector 39, while 85 per cent of the work on bringing water from Kajauli to Jandpur, which is to be carried out by Punjab, is complete. “After the Governor and I visited the projects last time, there has been an improve- WATER SCENARIO TOTAL AVAILABILITY: 83 MGD PEAK SUMMER DEMAND: 100-115 MGD WINTER DEMAND: 70 MGD AVAILABILITY FROM KAJAULI WATERWORKS: 58 MGD SUPPLY FROM 207 TUBE WELLS: 25 MGD CALL AT 0172-2540200 FOR WATER TANKER FROM THE MC ment in the pace of the work. However, additional water supply will come to the city only by July-end as Punjab is yet to complete its share of work,” said Mayor Davesh Moudgil. The Mayor, along with coun- 5 PU journals removed from UGC list Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 3 In a setback to Panjab University (PU), the University Grants Commission (UGC) has removed five journals of the university from its approved list. These are Parkh from the Department of Punjabi, Parishodh from Panjab University Press, Dialog from the Department of English, Journal of the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) and Panjab University Research Journal (Science). If a journal is withdrawn from the approved list, the sentatives. “Considering these complaints, the Standing Committee on Notification of Journals re-evaluated every journal title recommended by universities as well as those indexed by the Indian Citation Index on filtering criteria defined by the committee. Based on a careful scrutiny and analysis, 4,305 journals have been removed from the current UGC-approved list of journals because of poor quality/incorrect/insufficient information/false claims,” says the UGC. The UGC has not mentioned any cut-off continued on page 5 WHAT IT IMPLIES If a journal is withdrawn from the approved list, the research papers published in such journals are not considered for direct recruitment of teachers and other academic staff required under the UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges) Regulation, 2016, and for the Career Advancement Scheme. research papers published in such journals are not considered for direct recruitment of teachers and other academic staff required under the UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges) Regulation, 2016, and for the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS). Poor quality to blame for dropping of journals The UGC says it has received complaints about inclusion of poor quality or questionable journals from faculty, researchers, other members of the academic community as well as from media repre- Futile to censor songs, says Sartaaj Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 3 On the formation of the Punjab Culture Commission for monitoring and recommending action against singers glorifying violence and vulgarity, sufi singer Satinder Sartaaj said “you cannot stop anyone from singing”. “If there is demand, there will be supply,” he said. He was replying to a question during a media interaction on the sidelines of a scholarship award function at Panjab University on Thursday. He said if a song was getting 30-40 million views on YouTube and his song was getting 1-2 million views, then singers would resort to TRIBUNE PHOTO PRADEEP TEWARI Mohit Khanna TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN To check doc-patient showdown, PGI forms quick response team Due to a lack of water supply, over 250 water tankers were sent to different areas in the city to meet the demand on Thursday. Each water tanker covers three to five houses in one round. Officials said Sector 20 and 22 faced the maximum problem. Tankers were also sent to Sector 15, 18, 35, 42 and 43, and small colonies too. People complained of low water supply, while those on the second and third floors said they did not get any water. MC supplies water through a They had to fetch water from the ground floor or call up the tanker in Sector 20, MC for water tankers. “I live in Chandigarh, on Thursday. Sector 35 and for the past few days, there is no water on the third floor. The corporation must do something about it,” said Harpreet Singh. The civic body had earlier announced that till May 6, the water supply would be hit due to repair work. Otherwise too, on an average, 100 tankers are required daily in the city throughout the year. At present, the water availability in Chandigarh is 83 MGD. However, the demand in the city during the peak summer is 110-115 MGD. Prof Arun Grover, PU VC, honours Dr Satinder Sartaaj, a noted Sufi singer, and Dr Irshad Kamil, a famous Bollywood lyricist, during a scholarship award function at the PU on Thursday. songs which had more views. “Entertainment has to be there. However, if a singer is able to give a socio-religious message, it is his contribution. No preaching should be there,” he said. “We have to work at the c m y b psychological level,” he said on the need to rein in vulgar songs. Sartaaj is an international brand ambassador of the PU. On the upcoming Shahmukhi centre at the PU, he said, “For me, real Punjab is what it was before 1947. My teacher (Dr Pankaj Bala Sharma) gave the fee for my course in Persian. I got a gold medal. Art and culture can connect India and Pakistan.” Lyricist Irshad Kamil said Pakistaini artistes such as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Javed Bashir would give you so much love. “Whatever you have thought before meeting them, you have to keep it continued on page 2 cillors, Chief Engineer Manoj Kumar Bansal, Superintending Engineer Sanjay Arora and the Executive Engineer, inspected the site of the Bhakra main line intake point wherein it was found that work by the GMADA authori- ties was nearing completion. However, work on the intake connection by the Irrigation Department, Punjab, has not started at the site yet. In view of the slow pace of the work, Moudgil has called a meeting of the officers concerned of GMADA, the Punjab Irrigation and Electricity departments and the MC on Monday. In the long run, the MC aims to provide 24X7 water supply to residents, but that is likely to take at least three years as the capacity of water supply centres in the city has to be increased. Man found under bed at PU girls’ hostel Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 3 An unidentified man, said to be in his 30s, was found under a bed at Girls’ Hostel No.5 in Panjab University on Thursday. “The man was drunk and had a screwdriver in his hand. When the girl entered her room, the man was already inside. When he saw the girl, he ran out and reached the ground outside the hostel. When other girls informed the security, the man was caught,” said Vani Sood, secretary, PU Campus Students Council. “We condemn this security breach. Whom will we hold responsible if something happens with any girl resident. If workers enter the hostel, the wardens should ensure that they exit timely. A committee should be formed to investigate the matter,” she said. Neena Caplash, Dean, Students Welfare (Women), said, “It is learnt that the girl had brought someone to break open a lock. It is suspected that the man then hid himself somewhere in the hostel and later entered the room. The matter is under investigation.” Prof Ashwani Koul, Chief Security Officer, said, “After the security guards caught him, we lodged a complaint with the police. The student told us that he was hiding under the bed in her room. The police are looking into the case.” WAIT MORE FOR PAYING PROPERTY TAX ONLINE PAGE 5
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