26052018-CT-01.qxd 5/26/2018 12:29 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 26 MAY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Rare treat for audience Fly to 3 more cities Aditya beats Rijul A rare bonanza of pristine folklore of eastern and western Punjab during Surtaal Utsav. P2 Soon, flights to Ahmedabad, Indore and Kolkata will start from the Chandigarh airport. P10 Aditya Chauhan registers a facile win over Rijul Bhatia to win the boys’ U-14 tennis title. P9 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 43°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 42.4°C MIN 24.2°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.16 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.23 AM 2 Delhi residents Communal harmony held in Ponzi scam Jolt to CHB allottees Were agents of mastermind Bhardwaj: Police Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Get 3-day remand Chandigarh, May 25 The city police have arrested two Delhi residents claiming that they were agents of Bitcoin Ponzi king Amit Bhardwaj, who was recently arrested in Pune. Rajesh Jain and Sanchit were arrested on Thursday and were produced in a court on Friday, which sent the duo to three-day police remand. The police, however, had sought a 12-day remand. The investigating officer (IO), Sub-Inspector Naveen, told the court that there were two transactions of the accused with Bhardwaj worth Rs 30 lakh and Rs 15 lakh. According to the police, the accused operated two Hong Kong-based companies wherein they asked people to invest in an 18-month scheme. They promised 10 per cent return each month, which they did for the initial two to three months. However, after that, the company disappeared and the people realised that they had been duped. The IO told the court that they needed the remand to recover a laptop that could have important transaction details along with other items. The accused are to be taken to Rajesh Jain and Sanchit were arrested on Thursday and were produced in a court on Friday, which sent the duo to three-day police remand. The police, however, had sought a 12-day remand. Hanumangarh and Haridwar for the purpose. The police are already scrutinising over 40 bank accounts and suspect that there might be many more complainants in the case. The police have also applied for production warrants of Bhardwaj. Bhardwaj, a bitcoin entrepreneur, was recently arrested by the Pune police for duping a large number of people to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore. Sources said three businessmen had approached the UT police alleging that they had invested 250 bitcoins on Bhardwaj’s advice, who had assured them of huge returns. However, they neither got the returns nor the bitcoins. The victims had purchased bitcoins from some website. Later, someone introduced them to Bhardwaj, who lured them to invest their bitcoins further into mining and transferred their bitcoins to himself. NEED-BASED CHANGES:UT revokes relaxations given in 3 years People of various faiths attend an iftar on the second Friday of Ramzan at a mosque in Sector 20, Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY Stray cow claims another life Shimla youth killed, 2 hurt in SUV crash on Zirakpur flyover Our Correspondent Zirakpur, May 25 In yet another fatal accident caused by a stray cow on the Chandigarh-Ambala flyover at Zirakpur, a Shimla-based 23-year-old youth was killed while two others sustained minor injuries when the SUV they were travelling in first hit the median and then rammed into a pole here early on Friday morning. The deceased has been identified as Ravinder Verma, a native of Shimla, who was putting up in Chandigarh. Those injured were Karanranbir Singh (27) and Jawinder Singh (28), residents of Chandigarh and Zirakpur, respectively. continued on page 4 c m y b The SUV that crashed on the Zirakpur flyover on Friday. Chandigarh, May 25 In a setback to over 60,000 owners of dwelling units, the Chandigarh Administration has revoked all relaxations given by former Chairman of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) Maninder Singh Bains in the past three years. Sources said the Senior Town Planner of the Urban Planning Department had conveyed the decision to the CHB after approval from the Administrator. While the decision is set to create panic among the allottees who made changes in line with the earlier orders, Chairman of the CHB Ajoy Kumar Sinha said no action would be taken against any allottee for now. In a communication sent to the CHB, the Senior Town Planner said, “The Administration has decided to revoke all such orders which have been issued without the approval of the Chandigarh Administration and are not in accordance with the prevalent developmental regulations, including the Chandigarh Master Plan-2031.” The sources said during Bains’ tenure, the CHB had issued over 10 orders giving relaxations to the allottees. The relaxations included Orders issued in past three years ! Allowing 13 internal need-based changes ! Allowing internal changes without approval of the CHB ! Construction of additional rooms subject to conditions ! Regularisation of additional construction in rear courtyard and terrace ! Allowing gate and grill inside and at the rear boundary ! Allowing covering of corridor area ! Allowing grills in balconies and verandah ! Allowing shifting of gate from the side boundary to the front boundary wall ! Allowing regularisation of the fixed/open glazing of balconies and verandah ! Allowing use of parking space with mutual consent of allottees in Sector 45 and 39-B ! Permission to construct lifts in CHB units subject to conditions No need to panic: Chairman all issues will be ❝There isano need to panic asby the board to make decided by committee formed recommendations for allowing internal changes. The board has decided that no coercive action will be taken till the committee submits its recommendations. AJOY KUMAR SINHA, CHAIRMAN, CHB allowing grills in balconies and verandahs, covering of corridors and shifting gates. The CHB continued to give ❞ relaxations despite objections raised by the Chief Architect, who is also one of the members of the Board of Directors.
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).