28112017-CT-01.qxd 11/28/2017 12:31 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 28 NOVEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH Garbage collection rates Honour for PGI Krishan enters pre-quarters The Mohali Municipal Corporation fixes charges for door-to-door garbage collection in the town. P4 PGI awarded for promotion of cadaver organ donation programme in ‘Best Hospital’ category. P5 Krishan Hooda overcomes Jitin Kumar Chetry to enter the boys’ U-18 prequarterfinals in tennis tournament. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 24°C MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24.5°C MIN 10.2°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 5.22 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6.59 AM Auto driver attempts suicide at Burail jail Star attraction 22-YEAR-OLD’S GANG RAPE Tribune News Service Actress Zeenat Aman attends the 17th Bollywood Night at Indradhanush Auditorium in Panchkula on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL PAGE 2 Now, Apni Mandi from 11 am to 10 pm Chandigarh, November 27 Apni Mandis will be allowed to run in different parts of the city from 11 am to 10 pm. This was decided during a general house meeting of the Municipal Corporation today. A few days ago, a committee of the MC had restricted the timings of Apni Mandis from 8 am to 9 pm and had started challaning vendors there. Several councillors raised the issue of the timings today and said the mandis should be allowed to run till 10 pm. Keeping in view those who face a problem due to midnight unloading of trucks in their areas, the MC decided to start the mandis from 11 am so that vendors come in the morning and not in the wee hours. The timings were restricted after several complaints from residents who alleged that vendors often took liquor late at night after work and created a ruckus. The councillors also sought to increase the rates for vendors from Rs 20 to Rs 100 per day. — TNS COMMUNITY CENTRES MC for hike in charges, but only after upgrade Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 27 After taking a U-turn on increasing the rates of community centres, Mayor Asha Kumari Jaswal and committee chairman Arun Sood (councillor) today again proposed to hike the booking charges albeit after upgrading the centres. While listing the advanced facilities they plan to provide in the community centres during the general house monthly meeting, Sood, a former Mayor, said, “We plan to provide sound-proof community centre halls equipped with gyms and ACs and having a capacity to accommodate 450 persons like the one already built in Sector 38 (West). We want MC officers to categorise these centres. The rates should be fixed depending on the type of community centre.” “Whether it is the smart parking or the plan to provide 24X7 water supply, we will charge the public the enhanced rates only when the facilities are made available. Even in the case of com- People lakhs ❝banquetpay inin for halls Zirakpur where there is so much hassle and traffic jams. We will provide such facilities at community centres so that people don’t have to go out. People will welcome the rate hike in this regard. ❞ ASHA KUMARI JASWAL, Mayor munity centres, we will hike the charges only after we turn them smart. The time of freebies is over,” he said. The Mayor said, “People pay in lakhs for banquet halls in Zirakpur where there is so much hassle and traffic jams. We will provide such facilities at the community centres so that people don’t have to go out. People will welcome the rate hike in this regard.” MC Commissioner Jitender Yadav was given the recommendations of the committee on community centres to study it and later categorise the centres to raise the prices. Earlier last month, the hike in the rates of community centres proposed by the committee had created a stir with BJP and opposition leaders both slamming the move after which the saffron party-ruled MC took a U-turn. The committee has now proposed that the facilities be provided first and then the charges hiked. The panel had recommended dividing the 40 centres into four categories on the basis of booking charges — A (Rs 30,000), B (Rs 20,000), C (Rs 10,000) and D (Rs 5,000). At present, there are only two categories — AC (Rs 10,000) and non-AC (Rs 5,000). For now, Rs 5,000 (refundable security) has been added to the charges. The cleanliness charges have been raised from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000. However, the committee has made special concessions for senior citizens, pensioners and women among others. Make-up artist found dead, husband held Kharar, November 27 A film make-up artist, Rita Rani, alias Rinki, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her house in Desumajra Colony here today. The police have arrested RITA RANI her husband, Mukesh Kumar, who also worked as a make-up artist with his wife, on a charge of abetment of suicide. The couple had got married around five months ago in a court. A case under Section 306 of the IPC has been registered against Mukesh Kumar on a complaint of Rita’s elder sister Rekha Gautam. Avtar Singh, ASI, said Rekha complained to the police that Mukesh started beating her sister Rita Rani a month after their marriage and demanded more dowry. She alleged that a few days ago when she called her sister on the mobile, the phone was taken away by her husband and he did not allow her to talk to the Rita Rani. She said in the morning, the accused called a friend of the deceased and told her that she had committed suicide by hanging herself from a fan. — OC Come December11, fly to Bangkok from city Mohali, November 27 Come December 11, fly directly from the city to Bangkok. According to officials of Air India, all preparations are in place for the international flight, which will take off at 2 pm on December 11. “The ticket booking has opened. The response to the much-awaited flight is encouraging,” said a spokesperson for Air India, adding that several seats had already been booked for the maiden flight. He said there would be three flights to Bangkok in a week. The flights would operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Monday, the timing of its take-off would be at 2 pm while on Wednesday and Friday, it would be 1.25 pm. The flight would take four hours and 45 minutes to reach its destination. From Bangkok to Chandigarh, the flights would operate on the same days. The flights would take-off at 5.40 am (Bangkok time) and reach Chandigarh at 9.20 am. The Chandigarh-Bangkok flight will be the third international flight from the Chandigarh international airport at Mohali, which has already been air-connected with Dubai and Sharjah. At present, the air ticket from the city to Bangkok is available between Rs 17,000 and Rs 22,000. AIR INDIA TO CANCEL KULLU, DELHI FLIGHTS FROM DEC 2 Air India will not operate two flights in the winter season due to fog and unfavourable weather conditions from December 2. RK Negi, local station manager, Air India, said due to fog and the onset of winter, Air India’s flight to Kullu and Delhi would be cancelled. He said, “The flight to Kullu and one flight to Delhi would be cancelled in the revised schedule for the winter season, which would come into effect from December 2.” Air India had started the Chandigarh-Kullu-Chandigarh flight on October 13. The 45-minute flight, which is currently operational from Monday to Saturday, comes from Bhuntar at 8.35 am and reaches the Chandigarh airport at 9.20 am. The flight then departs from Chandigarh at 9.50 am and reaches Kullu at 10.35 am. The response to the flight to c m y b the hill station has been below par. Bookings have been reduced due to pay load restrictions, which allow only 30 to 35 bookings for the 70seater aircraft. Another Air India flight to Delhi, which was started on October 30 by the domestic carrier, will be cancelled from December 2. The flight is currently operational for six days from Monday to Saturday. It is the first flight to arrive at the airport, reaching at 6.55 am and departing at 7.25 am. An airport official said, “Due to low visibility and landing problems in the winter season, it is likely that more morning flights are rescheduled or cancelled.” — TNS Chandigarh, November 27 The 29-year-old auto driver arrested for gang rape tried to commit suicide at the Burail jail this morning. The accused inflicted injuries on his stomach with a broken glass. Mohammad Irfan, arrested by the Chandigarh Police for the gang rape of a 22-year-old girl, attempted suicide in the jail at 8.05 am. Irfan broke a mirror installed outside the barracks for the inmates by punching it. He then stabbed himself in the stomach using the broken glass. He was lodged in Barrack No. 10 of the jail. The jail authorities informed the police after which the accused was rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, under tight security. He was admitted to the emergency ward. Doctors at the hospital said Irfan had three wounds, which were not deep. A case of attempt to suicide has been registered against Irfan at the Sector 49 police station on a complaint of Amandeep Singh, DSP (Jail). Irfan is one of the three accused who gangraped the Gang rape accused Mohammad Irfan at the GMCH, Sector 32. STABS HIMSELF IN THE STOMACH Irfan broke a mirror installed outside the barracks for the inmates of the Burail jail by punching it. He then stabbed himself in the stomach using the broken glass. ACCUSED TO BE PRODUCED IN COURT TOMORROW The police filed a fresh application in the court on Monday and sought production warrants for all three accused, which were allowed for Wednesday when the police are expected to seek their remand. Mohammad Irfan was to be produced in the court on Monday, but his medical condition did not allow it. victim on November 17 after she hired the auto-rickshaw from Sector 37 for her PG accommodation in Mohali. Irfan, a native of Uttar Pradesh who was residing in Zirakpur, was arrested a week after the crime. MAN WHO SET HIMSELF AFIRE IN MARKET DIES Chandigarh: Five days after a 32-year-old man set himself on fire in the Sector 44 market, the victim succumbed to his injuries. Raj Kumar Gulati, who ran a tavern in the market, had poured petrol on his body and set himself ablaze reportedly after a fight with the owner of the tavern. Gulati was rushed to the hospital by the police. Sources said the owner of the tavern wanted more rent and had asked the victim to vacate it following which he was tense. Gulati was paying ~10,000 a day as rent to the owner and the latter had found another tenant who was ready to pay more. The victim died due to burn injuries. The police have initiated an investigation into the matter. TNS
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