09072018-CT-01.qxd 7/9/2018 1:25 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 9 JULY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Ghazal treat Legal awareness camp Swimming meet ends Musical bonanza concludes with soulful rendition of ghazals at Tagore Theatre. P2 Special camp at Mango Mela in Pinjore spreads legal awareness among public. P4 Chandigarh Open Swimming Championship concludes at Sector 23 all-weather pool. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 37°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37.7°C MIN 28°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7.27 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.29 AM Jet Airways resumes Sunday Pune flight Puppy falls into 15-foot-deep manhole in Sector 46, rescued Was left open after carrying out repairs Jasleen Kaur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 8 It was a tough Sunday morning for a puppy when it fell into a 15-foot-deep manhole. Frantic calls to the authorities concerned for its rescue went unheard. Finally, a fire official, Amarjit Singh, took the lead and entered the manhole to rescue the little puppy. That is how the rescue operation unfolded in Sector 46 here, which ultimately had a happy ending with Amarjit Singh’s efforts paying off and the puppy coming out Mohali, July 8 Jet Airways resumed its Pune-Chandigarh-Pune flight operations on Sundays at the airport here. Now, seven flights will arrive/depart from the local airport on Sundays. On Sunday, the Jet Airways flight arrived at the local airport at 2.10 pm and departed at 2.40 pm. The Sunday flight operations at the local airport were resumed only last week. Earlier, the flight operations had been suspended on Sundays for around three months due to runway repair work at the airport. The flight operation time period on Sundays will be of five hours, starting 1 pm. The airlines that now operate on Sundays are Indigo (Hyderabad-ChandigarhHyderabad and BengaluruChandigarh-Bengaluru) and Jet Airways (Delhi-Chandigarh-Delhi, Mumbai-Chandigarh-Mumbai and PuneChandigarh-Pune). — TNS After dharna, youth booked for kidnapping tally fell into the manhole. The manhole was left open by the authorities concerned due to some repair work a few days ago. However, the casual attitude of the officials concerned could have taken the puppy’s life. Passersby heard the distress calls of the puppy, but were able to do little and expressed helplessness. Finally, the fire brigade in Sector 32 was informed about the incident after which its employees reached the spot within five minutes. Leading fireman Amarjit Singh CENTRALISED ADMISSIONS — BCOM, BBA, BCA Mohali, July 8 The local police, who were dilly-dallying in registering a case regarding a missing girl for the past 10 days, have finally booked a 19year-old youngster for kidnapping following a dharna in front of the Phase 8 police station by residents of Kumbhra village here. The police have booked Ankit, a resident of Kumbhra village, under Section 365 of the IPC on a complaint of a resident of the same village, who alleged that he lured his 19-year-old daughter on June 27. The accused was living in the neighbourhood of the girl. According to Balwinder Kumbhra, a local leader, the victim’s father had lodged a complaint in this regard on June 28, but the police did not register a case. “Instead, the police threatened the victim’s father following which we sat on a dharna in front of the police station,” said Kumbhra, adding that the police acted only when we refused to lift the dharna till the registration of a case in this regard. No arrest has been made in the case so far. Leading fireman Amarjit Singh, who rescued the five-day-old puppy from a manhole in Sector 46 on Sunday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH alive and unharmed. The incident took place early in the morning when the five-day-old puppy acciden- SD College first choice of toppers However, for science streams, Sector 11 government colleges find favour with students Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 8 Goswami Ganesh Dutta SD College, Sector 32, continues to be the favourite of most toppers seeking admission to BCom, BBA and BCA. However, several toppers opting for the BCA stream have also reposed their faith in DAV College, Sector 10. Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, and Post Graduate Government College (CoEd), Sector 11, remain the favourite among science students though some toppers have also opted for science courses at MCM DAV College, Sector 36. According to the provisional list for city colleges for centralised first-year courses released on the website of the Higher Education Department, a majority of the commerce toppers have opted for SD College. For the BCom general pool (outside UT), students with the top three percentages (including weightage) — 114, 113.80 and 113.60 — have opted for SD College. Even in BCom (UT pool), all How the weightage is calculated ■ For BCom, students are given weightage for having studied maths and a maximum of three commerce subjects. For each subject, four marks are added to the total score of the students with the maximum being 16 marks other than the Class XII marks. ■ In BCA, 10 marks are added for the computer subject and 10 for mathematics. The maximum weightage possible in BCA is 20, besides the Class XII marks. Total applications received for colleges 7,219 BCom 3,424 BBA 2,124 BCA 2,267 BSc (Medical) 3,283 ISTOCK Tribune News Service The incident took place in the morning when the five-day-old puppy accidentally fell into the manhole. The manhole was left open by the authorities due to some repair work a few days ago. However, the casual attitude of the officials concerned could have taken the puppy’s life. BSc (Non-medical) Guidelines for students ■ The allotment list is purely ■ The applicants have to report at provisional and is subject to verification of original documents/testimonials by the allotted college at the time of counselling. the allotted college from 9 am to 2 pm for verification of original documents and the admission process as per schedule given in the joint prospectus. 21 toppers have opted for SD College with the highest score being 114.58 per cent. The college has a total of 350 seats for BCom. In BBA (UT pool), the top scorer with 95.75 per cent chose the same college. In the BBA general pool (outside UT), all 13 toppers also preferred this college with the highest percent- ■ In case an applicant is interested ■ If the applicant does not report to the in taking a second chance, he/she has to give his/her willingness online on the website of the Higher Education Department, which will be open on July 12 and 13. age being 97.80. The college has 120 seats in this course. For BCA (UT pool), the top score, including weightage, was 116.80 per cent and the topper has preferred DAV College, Sector 10. The second topper with 116.40 per cent preferred SD College, while the third topper with 114 per cent score also chose college on the counselling day, his or her seat will be cancelled. Such candidates can avail another chance in the second counselling only if they give their willingness online. DAV College. For the outside UT pool in this course, the top scorer (116 per cent) opted for Post Graduate Government College (Co-ed), Sector 11. However, the next four toppers went with SD College. Dr Bhushan Kumar Sharma, Principal, SD College, said, “Top-ranking students have opted for our college as their first choice for admission. Every year, our seats are filled within no time with the highest cut-offs and this year is no exception. In the general pool for BCom, the student with the highest score of 114 has opted for SD College, while our cut-off is 112.20. The highest score in the UT pool is 114.58 and the topper has again chosen our college while the cut-off for the UT pool in our college is 107.” In the science streams, the choices of toppers vary. In the BSc (non-medical) UT pool, toppers have opted for the two government colleges in Sector 11 with the top score touching 98.26 per cent. In the outside UT pool category for this course, the top scorer with 97.20 per cent marks opted for MCM DAV College, Sector 36. The next two toppers, with an identical score of 96.80, have preferred the Sector 11 girls’ college. In the BSc (Medical) UT pool, the top percentage of 96.80 has gone to MCM DAV. In the outside UT pool category, the Sector 11 girls’ college remains in demand with most toppers. Both first and second toppers with 97.33 per cent and 97.20 per cent marks, respectively, have opted for this college. In BSc, the Sector 11 girls’ college has 140 seats, while the Sector 11 co-ed college has 250 seats. All these colleges are affiliated to Panjab University. BA and MA courses fall under the non-centralised admission category. 2 men kidnapped, 30-yr-old biker hit by Innova near Dera Bassi, dies Victim had got married 3 months ago; driver held thrashed; 3 booked Victims dumped in forest at Khuda Lahora Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 8 Three persons have been booked by the Chandigarh Police for allegedly kidnapping two men from near Khuda Lahora and thrashing them before abandoning them. According to the police, the complainant, Vijay, a resident of Janata Colony, Nayagaon, Mohali, reported that he, along with his friend Rishu, was going on a scooter towards Nayagaon when a car intercepted them and forced them to stop. Vijay alleged that three persons, Khan, Anna and Pritam, who were in the car, thrashed and bundled them into the car. The police said the accused, who were in an inebriated condition, took the victims to a house in Nayagaon, where the victims were thrashed by the trio. After a few hours, the accused abandoned the victims in a forest area at Khuda Lahora. The police were informed about the incident, who Was on way to Y’nagar to join new office after promotion Our Correspondent The trigger The police said one of the accused Pritam’s brother Saurabh, alias Mandy, was shot dead in Nayagaon last month. Pritam had a suspicion that the accused in the murder case was known to Vijay following which he kidnapped and thrashed him. rushed to the spot after which both victims were shifted to the hospital. The police said one of the accused Pritam’s brother Saurabh, alias Mandy, was shot dead in Nayagaon last month. Pritam had a suspicion that the accused in the murder case was known to Vijay following which he kidnapped and thrashed him. The police have registered a case under Sections 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine a person) and 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC at the Sarangpur police station. Dera Bassi, July 8 A 30-year-old resident of Yamunanagar was killed when his mobike was reportedly hit by an Innova near the Dera Bassi railway overbridge here on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Rohit Dhiman, who was working with Airtel at IT Park, Chandigarh. The incident occurred when the victim was going towards Yamunanagar from Chandigarh. When he reached near the Dera Bassi railway overbridge, an Innova, which was also The police said the victim had got married three months ago. The police have arrested the accused driver, Deepak Kumar, a resident of Haryana, after registering a case against him at the Mubarikpur police post on a complaint of the victim’s brother, Rajesh Kumar. Rohit Dhiman headed in the same direction, allegedly hit the victim’s bike from the rear end. Rohit fell off his bike and his head hit the road. He died on the spot. The police have arrested the accused driver, Deepak Kumar, a resident of Haryana. Rohit was working with Airtel at IT Park, Chandigarh. The police said Rohit had got his promotion letter a few days ago and was to join his new office on Monday at Yamunangar. His brother, Rajesh Kumar, had come from Yamunanagar a day earlier to help him shift his belongings. Both were on separate motorcycles when the incident occurred. Mangled grills on Mohali road dividers pose threat Tragedy waiting to happen Tribune News Service Mohali, July 8 Broken and mangled iron grills on road dividers at several places in the town pose a threat to motorists. The authorities seem to be waiting for some mishap to take place before moving into action to repair these. Such broken and mangled grills, which can be seen hanging dangerously on roads, are not only potential death traps, particularly for two-wheelers, but also present a poor picture of the town to visitors. Such death traps can be Are they ❝tragedy towaiting for a big happen LURKING DANGER: A good Samaritan has tied a weight to a broken iron grill, which was posing a danger to motorists on the road separating Phase X and XI in Mohali. MANOJ MAHAJAN seen on several busy roads, including the Balongi-Mohali old bus stand road and Air- c m y b port Road. Despite the issue having been raised several times by before swinging into action? Such works should be on the priority list. What if some person gets hurt or dies due to these grills? Who will be responsible for it? ❞ PRABHDEEP SINGH, a resident councillors at MC meetings and in a section of the media, the authorities have been sleeping over the issue for nearly a couple of years. “The broken grills, hanging on roads, are nothing less than sharp weapons. The situation becomes dangerous at night, particularly when the streetlights are non-functional or during rain when the broken iron grills are difficult to spot,” said Sanjiv Kumar, a local resident. Another resident, Prabhdeep Singh, said he failed to understand what was stopping the authorities from replacing these or carrying out repair work. “Are they waiting for a big tragedy to Continued on page 3 entered the manhole and safely rescued the puppy. Earlier too, Amarjit Singh has been instrumental in carrying out several rescue operations single-handedly. He had rescued several children trapped inside a water booster at Mauli Jagran during a gas leak incident. He had played an important role in rescuing eight women from the Devdarshan Dhoop unit in Sector 17 when a fire broke out. Amarjit Singh was honoured with a bravery award by the Chandigarh Administration in 2012. Hit by car, traffic marshal hurt at drunken driving naka Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 8 A traffic marshal was injured after a motorist sped away after hitting barricades at a drunken driving naka on the road separating Sector 20 and 33 on Saturday night. The car was later found overturned near the GMCH, Sector 32, roundabout. Car found overturned The police said the Ritz car was later found overturned near the GMCH roundabout. Police sources said the drunken driving naka was being supervised by traffic marshal Amandeep Singh, a resident of Phase 1, Mohali. Around 11.45 pm, a speeding Ritz car, bearing a registration number of Haryana, was signalled to stop by the traffic cops. The police said the accused, who was suspected to be in an inebriated condition, instead of stopping the car, hit the barricades and the traffic marshal and sped away from the spot. The injured traffic marshal was rushed to the GMCH. The police said the Ritz car was later found overturned near the GMCH roundabout. The police have impounded the car and are looking into the matter. 3 hurt in SUV crash In another incident, an SUV met with an accident near the Airport light point on the intervening night of July 7 and 8. Sources said a Scorpio went out of control and rammed into the road berm before hitting a tree and a wall. Three persons riding the SUV received injuries and were admitted to the GMCH, Sector 32. Speeding truck kills painter Panchkula, July 8 A speeding truck killed a 63year-old man on the road separating Sector 20 and 21 on Sunday morning. The deceased has been identified as Mustakim Ansari, a resident of Budanpur village, who was a painter. Ansari had left for work at 8 am. When he reached the road separating Sector 20 and 21, he was run over by a speeding truck coming from the Kalka side. He died on the spot. The police have impounded the truck. The driver has been arrested. — TNS
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