06052018-CT-01.qxd 5/6/2018 12:29 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 6 MAY 2018 | CHANDIGARH PU Senate meet today New ISBT fails to gain pace Pb, Hry in kabaddi final PU Senate to discuss withdrawal of powers delegated to the VC, as recommended by Syndicate. P2 Despite closure of old bus stand, new ISBT at Mohali fails to attract buses, passengers. P4 Punjab women beat Delhi eves, Haryana drub Chandigarh to enter final of kabaddi meet at PU. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 39°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38.2°C MIN 25.2°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7.03 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.35 AM Taps run dry in city Hit by truck, cyclist dies Most areas see no water supply on first, second floors Head turner! Chandigarh, May 5 A 30-year-old cyclist died after being hit by a truck near Badheri in Sector 41 here on Saturday morning. Abhilesh, a plumber, was going to Mohali for some work when the incident took place. Passers-by caught the truck driver and called up the police. A PCR vehicle rushed the victim to the GMSH-16 where he was declared brought dead. The accused, identified as Paramjit Singh of Hoshiarpur, was arrested and later released on bail. A case was registered against him under Sections 279 and 304A of the IPC. Abhilesh is survived by his father and five siblings. —TNS Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service A student adjusts her cap during the convocation of the Post-Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR PAGE 2 Woman found dead at Mataur house Maggot-infested body with hands tied recovered, male partner on the run Tribune News Service Mohali, May 5 The decomposed body of an unidentified woman was found from a house at Mataur village here on Saturday morning. The police suspected that the woman, believed to be in her thirties, died three-four days ago. Neighbours called up the police after noticing foul smell emanating from a locked room on the ground floor of the house. A police party broke into the room and found the victim’s maggotinfested, bloated body lying on the bed. Sources said the woman’s hands were tied. A green dupatta was found tied around the neck. She was wearing a blue shirt and a pair of blue denims. Sub-Inspector Rajiv Kumar, SHO, Mataur police station, said prima facie, it seemed that the woman had been strangled to death. He said, “On the statement of her landlady, a case has been registered against unknown persons under Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the IPC.” Sources said four-five bot- tles of beer and some condoms were recovered from the room. The police said a man from Bihar and the woman, claiming to be a couple, had taken the room on the ground floor of the house on rent last week. The house owner, Raj Rani, who stays upstairs, told the police that the couple was yet to submit an identity continued on Page 4 c m y b Chandigarh, May 5 City residents are facing tough time with short supply of water even as the Municipal Corporation is making tall claims of providing 24X7 water supply and plans to increase the tariff. In most parts of the city, water is being supplied at very low pressure even on ground floors. Those on second and third floors are not getting water supply. Besides the inconvenience, the situation is also burning a hole in the pocket of the residents. They have to call private water tankers as the MC facility is not provided on time. MC officials said around 275 complaints were received on Saturday and by the evening, 240 water tankers were sent to different places in the city to meet the demand for water. Tankers were sent to sectors 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 35, 39, 38, 41, 42, 7 and 8. “We pay more taxes to the corporation as they say we live in prime sectors. But when it comes to provide the basic amenity, it fails to do the needful. In our area, there is no water supply even on the ground floor for the past one Motor-equipped tankers of the MC fill up water storage tanks in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI do not want smart They just want basic ❝Peoplelike water. Every yearcity.April, the MC starts amenities in talking of getting additional water from Kajauli. However, no plans are made during the entire year before the problem resurfaces. BALJINDER SINGH BITTU, CHAIRMAN, FOSWAC ❞ week. They always say the problem is due to some repair work,” lamented RS Gill, president of Householders’ Welfare Association, Sector 8. Mohinder Partap Singh, a resident of Sector 34-C, added, “We had guests visiting us the other day and they were surprised to see water issue in Chandigarh.” “We have to get up early morning to take bath as after that, there is no supply,” shared Dalvinder Saini, president of Residents’ Welfare Association, Sector 40-A. Sandeep Bhala, secretary, Residents’ Welfare Association, Sector 21, said, “A large number of students reside in PGs in our area and they are the most hit due to the poor water supply.” MC officials said due to some repair work, the supply would remain affected till continued on Page 4 POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 8 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sect 17 10 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sec 23
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