02062018-CT-01.qxd 6/2/2018 12:25 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 2 JUNE 2018 | CHANDIGARH More teachers get stay Tribune flyover Prinkle pips Sanya 435 more sacked teachers approach Central Administrative Tribunal, granted stay. P2 Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee sub-panel gives nod to the Tribune flyover project. P4 In girls’ U-18 final, Prinkle defeats Sanya in CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament. P10 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 37°C MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38.3°C MIN 31.2°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.20 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.22 AM Squall leaves cyclist dead, 12 hurt Uproots trees, disrupts power, causes snarls; mercury dips Mohit Khanna Tribune News Service A tree that got uprooted in Sector 22, Chandigarh, during the squall on Friday evening. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI SEE ALSO P4 Traffic advisory POWER SHUTDOWN Chandigarh: In view of the swearing-in ceremony of the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday at 12.30 pm at the Haryana Raj Bhawan, the public is advised to avoid the stretch from the Sukhna Lake turn (near the police post) to the Sector 5/6/7/8 chowk (Hira Singh Chowk) on Sarovar Path between 11.30 am and 1 pm. TNS CHANDIGARH 7 am to 10 am: Jaypee garbage plant, Sec 25, and parts of Aman and Chaman Colony, Dhanas 6 am to 10 am: Parts of Sec 7, 26, 27 and 28, Rajeev Vihar, MHC, Uppal Society, duplex houses, Bitta petrol pump and traffic lights at Shastri Nagar in Mani Majra, and farmhouses and tubewells at Kishangarh 10 am to 5 pm : Parts of Sec 22 Chandigarh, June 1 A cyclist was killed while 12 persons were injured after a squall lashed the tricity on Friday evening. A tree fell on a man riding a cycle on the road separating Sector 10 and 11. Soon, commuters informed the police and the Horticulture Department about the incident. A team arrived at the spot and rushed the cyclist to the PGI where he was declared brought dead. The deceased, believed to be in his mid-thirties, is yet to be identified. At least 12 persons with minor injuries were rushed to Government MultiSpecialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16. However, no such case was reported from the GMCH, Sector 32. There were reports of uprooting of trees from several places, including Sector 3, 8 and 9, the Punjab Secretariat and near Sukhna Lake. The dust storm, coupled with rain, broke windowpanes, damaged dish antennas, disrupted power supply and led to long traffic jams at many places in the tricity. The dust storm hit the city at 4.40 pm and continued till 5.15 pm. While the wind velocity recorded in the city was 75 km per hour, according to Surinder Paul, Director, Chandigarh Meteorological Centre, the observatory at the airport recorded a speed of 85 km per hour. Ex-PGI employee gets jail for molestation Chandigarh: A local court has awarded five-year jail to a former PGI employee for molesting a nine-year-old girl. Raman Maini (69) was stated to be a shopkeeper and had retired from the PGI as an assistant administrative officer. The court convicted him under Section 10 of the POCSO Act and also imposed a fine of ~1.05 lakh on him of which ~1 lakh is to be given to the victim as compensation. The matter dates back to November 2017 when the convict was booked by the police. According to the victim’s father, who was the complainant, he had sent his daughter to the shop to get bread and eggs, but when she returned home, she was terrified. On being asked, she narrated that the convict had molested her. The father of the victim lodged a complaint with the police. Later, the police arrested Maini. TNS c m y b The squall led to a massive dip in the temperature. At 5.30 pm, soon after the squall was over, the city Met observatory recorded a temperature of 24.6°C, 16 degrees below normal, while at 8.30 pm, the mercury settled at 26°C. Paul said the department had issued a warning about a thunderstorm in the region. It was the second such squall in past one month which plunged the city into darkness. Earlier on May 2, a similar dust storm was reported. Paul said a similar situation could arise in the coming days. The tricity had been witnessing intense heat wave for the past several days. The mercury had been hovering over the 40°C mark. Day 1: Snags take a toll on motorists at new toll plazas Karam Prakash Tribune News Service Patiala, June 1 The newly operational toll plazas on the Patiala-Chandigarh highway ran into technical glitches on the very first day. Thousands of commuters faced a tough time when the billing equipment at the toll plazas collapsed on Friday morning. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has set up two toll plazas, one at Azizpur between Zirakpur and Rajpura and the other at Dhareri Jattan between Rajpura and Patiala. The booths become operational at 8 am, but only for a few hours. The snags in the machines at both toll plazas occurred Long queues of vehicles at the Azizpur toll plaza on the Zirakpur-Patiala road on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY around 10.30 am when traffic was at its peak. This led to traffic snarls, spanning almost 1.5 km, and soon the stretch turned into a quarrel zone. Tempers rose as irritated commuters tried to jump lines, leading to further confusion. After the situation started getting out of control, attendants were seen taking toll from the motorists with hand-held toll machines. The problem continued, intermittently, throughout the day. Chaotic scenes were witnessed at both plazas. People continued on page 3
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