29042017-CT-01.qxd 4/29/2017 12:52 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 29 APRIL 2017 | CHANDIGARH Mohali ISBT told to pay tax Pay more for using airport IPL: Packed PCA stadium The Mohali ISBT was issued notice to pay property tax dues of ~18 lakh. Come May 1, passengers at the international airport will have to shell user development fee P9 A packed PCA stadium welcomed Kings XI Punjab as they returned to Mohali after playing at Indore . P10 FORECAST P3 PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 36°C MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38.2°C MIN 23.4°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 6.59 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.41 AM SNIPPETS Three killed in road mishap Zirakpur: Three youths, in their mid-20s, died when a tractor-trailer they were riding was hit by a rashlydriven car on the ChandigarhAmbala highway on Friday morning. The deceased have been identified as Pardeep Kumar and Rajesh Kumar and Sham Singh, all residents of Sundran village near Dera Bassi. Pardeep and Rajesh died on the spot while Sham Singh was rushed to the Civil hospital, Dera Bassi, where he succumbed to his injuries this afternoon. The police have registered a case against the driver of the car, Sandeep Mahajan, a resident of Zirakpur. TNS Two die in hit-&-run Chandigarh: In two cases of hitand-run, an unknown person was killed after being hit by an unidentified vehicle on the road separating Sectors 9 and 17 and a woman riding an Activa, died after an unknown vehicle hit her scooter near Maloya on Friday. In the first case, the victim was rushed to the PGI, where he died on Friday. A case had been registered. In the second case, Jaswinder Kaur (52) riding an Activa scooter died after her vehicle was hit near Maloya on Friday. A case has been been registered. TNS Stray dog bites 12 in Mauli Jagran; dies All for Kings Possibility of dog being ‘rabid’; brain sample taken Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 28 A stray dog bit 12 persons in Mauli Jagran locality this morning. A senior MC official said as the dog died after biting the victims and there were chances of it being rabid. Confirming the development, Dr Kanwarjeet Singh, Joint Director, Department Of Animal Husbandry, Chandigarh Administration, said the dog had died and so they would sent the brain sample of the dead dog to the Kasauli-based Central Research Institute (CRI). The victims are from the Bhootnath Colony of Mauli Jagran and some of the victims are from Mauli Jagran village. NO RESPITE FROM CANINE TERROR cials came to know about the incident and later exhumed the carcass of the dog. A majority of patients come to the Sector 19 Anti-rabies Dispensary for treatment. According to locals, the dog had even attacked other dogs before dying. After the dog died, there is panic among the residents of Mauli Jagran. Victims Sarita Devi, Tarun Preet 6-year-old among 6 bitten in Panchkula Victim Sarita Devi said the dog suddenly attacked her. She tried to save herself, but all in vain.The locals had buried the dog but when the victims reached the Sector 19 dispensary, the MC offi- Six persons, including a sixyear-old girl, were bitten by stray dogs on Friday, a data of the Civil Hospital in Sector 6 said. None of the cases were serious. A 65-year-old woman was also among the victims. TNS Taking care in dog-bite case Number of canines up ■ Wash the injury or five minutes, allow water to run into the wound. The number of stray dogs on the city streets has soared significantly over the past five years. In 2007, the number was 5,713, whereas the latest census conducted by the UT Animal Husbandry Department in 2014 put the figure at 7,847. The population of stray dogs here has risen by about 36 per cent. ■ Wash the injury site gently with anti-bacterial soap for five minutes ■ Only anti-septic solutions such as betadine should be applied. ■ Keep the wound uncovered and consult a physician No dedicated helpline There is no dedicated helpline for dog-bite cases in the city. In case of emergency, there is no helpline where a person can seek help. Though the MC has a helpline No. 155304, it is not functional round-the-clock. c m y b Fans of Kings XI Punjab during an IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the PCA stadium in Mohali on Friday. VICKY GHARU MC to provide free treatment Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 28 To provide relief to stray dogbite victims, the Chandigarh Municipal today decided to provide free treatment to them. The free treatment will not only be given to city residents, but to anyone who is bitten by a stray dog. The decision was taken in the MC House meeting today. It will be started on six-month trial basis. Later, after analysing the six months’ report, further decision will be taken. As per the table agenda 8,600 dogs sterilised in past two years In the past two years (April 2015 to March 2017), the Municipal Corporation has sterilised 8,600 stray dogs. The civic body had given the responsibility of carrying out the sterilisation of stray dogs to Udgir-based NGO, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), two years ago. The agency was sterilising 450 dogs in a month, which was reduced to 200 dogs in a month recently. . placed by MC officials, it was stated that the cost of treatment for a stray dog-bite victim was between Rs 450 and Rs 600 whereas, it cost the MC nearly Rs 1,300. Similarly in severe cases, the MC provides human serum which costs MC nearly Rs 17,700. At present, the MC provides treatment at anti-rabies dispensaries in Sector 19 and 38. The dispensaries remain open for six days from 9 am to 3 pm. The agenda was placed in the wake of the April 22 incident, wherein, a stray dog had attacked 11 persons in Sector 15. Note The ‘Schools in a shambles’ and ‘Unsolved murder’ series are not being carried today due to space constraint.
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