04072018-CT-01.qxd 7/4/2018 1:05 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 4 JULY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Students get diplomas OT technician ‘assaulted’ Tarini finishes 4th Students of Indo-Swiss Training Centre get advanced diplomas during convocation in city. P2 OT technician accuses a senior ortho surgeon of assaulting him during an operation at PGI. P3 City girl Tarini Goyal finishes fourth in the girls’ U-18 competition at Commonwealth chess meet. P6 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY | MAX 32°C MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30.2°C MIN 23.6°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.28 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.27 AM Ladies, buy helmet, Gold worth ~2.1 cr seized from student it’s mandatory now At 7 kg, second biggest haul at local airport; had hidden the gold in iron; 20-year-old nabbed Tribune News Service UT proposal gets Badnore’s nod, notification soon Mohali, July 3 Sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) nabbed a 20-year-old student for gold smuggling and recovered around 7 kg of gold, worth Rs 2.1 crore, from his possession at the Chandigarh international airport here on Tuesday. This was the second biggest recovery of gold at the local airport. Hit by mobike, pedestrian dies The accused, Amandeep Singh, a resident of Bathinda, was travelling from Dubai. Sources said he was nabbed on a tip-off. The accused had hidden the gold in two irons. He had changed the inner plates of the irons with nickel-coated gold. Both irons were functional. “The weight of each plate was 3.5 kg,” said the sources. The sources said the accused was a carrier and he had to deliver the booty to some unidentified person outside the airport in the Mohali area. Customs sleuths had also nabbed a 26-year-old woman for gold smuggling and recovered 1,165 gm of gold, worth around Rs 35.50 lakh, from her possession here on Monday. The Delhi-based woman, Zeenat Khatoon, had come from Dubai, from where she had procured the gold. airport. The authorities had made the biggest seizure of the yellow metal in January this year when they recovered 8.164 kg of gold, worth Rs 2.26 crore, from an air passenger, who was coming from Dubai. 9th case since June 1 Biggest seizure was made in January Tuesday’s recovery was the second biggest at the local This was the ninth case of gold smuggling detected by the authorities at the airport after its reopening on June 1. Soaked Tribune News Service Women ride scooters wearing helmets in Chandigarh. A FILE PHOTO Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 3 The UT Administration has made helmet mandatory for two-wheeler women riders, exempting only Sikhs with a turban. Sources said Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore gave his nod to the proposal on Tuesday. The decision would be implemented from the date of the notification, likely to issued in a day or two. The Administration examined all objections received on the draft notification. In the draft notification, the Administration had proposed to use the words “a Sikh woman wearing a turban” instead of the words “or a woman” in Rule 193 of the Chandigarh 15 OBJECTIONS WERE RECEIVED The Administration had received around 15 objections to the draft notification. The Shiromani Akali Dal, Chandigarh, and a few others had demanded exemption for all Sikh women, but a majority of the residents and associations supported the draft notification. Motor Vehicle Rules, 1990. While Punjab and Haryana exempted only Sikh women from wearing helmets, the UT Administration had exempted all women. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, permits state governments to make relaxation for some categories. The sources said the Administration had prepared the draft notification after examining Big catch the provisions in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. The Administration had received around 15 objections to the draft notification. The Shiromani Akali Dal, Chandigarh, and a few others had demanded exemption for all Sikh women, but a majority of the residents and associations supported the draft notification. The draft notification was issued in view of a notice issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to the UT Administration on a suo motu petition on the rising number of accidents involving women, who were exempted from wearing helmets, on city roads. In the past decade, many women riding two-wheelers have lost their lives in accidents. Panchkula, July 3 A 46-year-old pedestrian was killed after being hit by a rashly driven motorcycle in Sector 26 on Monday night. The deceased, Ram Swarup, a daily wager and native of Uttar Pradesh, was living in Sector 26 in a rented accommodation and was on his way back home around 10.30 pm with one of his friends when the incident took place, the police said. A complaint was lodged with the police by the victim’s friend, Duryodhan, who claimed that they were going towards Herbal Park in Sector 26 when the speeding bike hit Swarup. “The biker stopped initially, but after realising that the victim was unconscious, he fled from the spot. The registration number of the bike was HR 41 H 3294,” he told the police. The police registered a case against the biker under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC. In the absence of bus queue shelters, people brave rain as they wait for a bus in Sector 29, Chandigarh. The city recorded 3.2 mm of rainfall from 8.30 am till night on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN SEE ALSO P5 Tricity MCs to battle dog menace jointly Officials discuss animal birth control programme at meeting; nodal officers to be appointed Stray dogs had mauled child to death Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 3 The tricity municipal corporations have decided to work jointly to tackle the dog menace. The decision was taken at a joint meeting of officers of the tricity. KK Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, chaired the meeting, which was attended by Avneet Kaur, Joint Commissioner, MC, Mohali, Tejdeep Singh, Joint Commissioner, Chandigarh MC, Payal Sodhi of the PFA, Dr Pardeep Visheshi, Medical Officer of Health (MOH), and Dr MS Kamboj, super- Stray dogs at a park in Mohali. A FILE PHOTO intendent, slaughterhouse, Chandigarh MC. The Panchkula MC Commissioner could not attend the meeting and the decision was conveyed to the official. The officers discussed various issues related to the birth control of dogs. During the meeting, the Commissioner asked the officers to strengthen the animal birth control programme, create awareness among the masses about sharing responsibility and involve citizens. Four stray dogs had mauled an 18-month-old toddler to death at a park in Sector 18 on June 18. The toddler, Aayush, was playing in the park with his three elder siblings when the dogs attacked him while their mother, a domestic help, had gone to work at a nearby house. The officers have been asked to chalk out a comprehensive plan to create awareness regarding the animal birth control programme by involving NSS/NCC volunteers and other clubs in schools and colleges. It was decided that the city MC would write to the Mohali and Panchkula MCs for appointing nodal officers for the comprehensive animal birth control programme. The Commissioner asked the MOH to start challaning those violating pet dog bylaws. The city MC will organise campaigns/meetings with RWAs regularly regarding the animal birth control programme and anti-rabies vaccination camps. No let-up in dog-bite cases There has been no let-up in dog-bite cases. Two dispensaries and hospitals in the city receive 50 to 60 fresh dog-bite cases on an average daily. Youths enter Ghaggar, made to pay with sit-ups An Asian koel pounces on a squirrel on the wall of a house in Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Were caught bathing by Kalka SDM during surprise checking conducted to curb mishaps Rajinder S Nagarkoti MISHAPS IN GHAGGAR Tribune News Service Molestation case: Man acquitted Chandigarh, July 3 A physically challenged man has been acquitted of the charge of molesting a Mauli Jagran-based girl. The accused, Sonu, was acquitted for lack of evidence as the statements given by the girl to the police and the court did not match during the cross-examination. In September last year, Sonu was booked under Sections 354 and 354-A. The girl had earlier stated that at the time of the incident, her father was at home and came out on hearing her screams. However, during the cross-examination, she said her father was at his shop. She had stated earlier that she had dialled 100. However, during the cross-examination, she said she was not aware who called up the police. — TNS Panchkula, July 3 Some youths, who entered the Ghaggar in violation of the directions issued by the Panchkula district administration, received a novel punishment at the hands of the SDM, Kalka, on Tuesday. The youths, who were found bathing in the Ghaggar, were made to do sit-ups by Kalka SDM Richa Rathi. The SDM caught several groups of youngsters from Chandigarh bathing in the Ghaggar in Panchkula on Tuesday. YOUTHS BEING PUNISHED NEAR THE GHAGGAR IN PANCHKULA. The SDM said she, along with a team of officials, conducted surprise checking of the area adjoining the Ghaggar and spotted these young- c m y b sters enjoying in the river. They were asked to do situps. Her staff noted down their details such as name, address, vehicle number and JUNE 9, 2018: A seven-year-old girl drowned in the Ghaggar when she, along with other children, was bathing there. JULY 2016: Two girls were washed away in the Ghaggar near Brijkotia village. Their bodies were recovered later. JULY 2015: Three IAF personnel in their early 20s drowned in the Ghaggar at Chamala village in Morni. The bodies of the victims were fished out by residents of the nearby area. JULY 2013: Six youths were washed away in flash floods in the Ghaggar at Burj Kotian. Later, their bodies were recovered. the driving licence number. The details will be shared with the district police, who will be requested to set up nakas on roads adjoining the Ghaggar to stop youngsters from entering the river, which could pose a danger to their life, she said. continued on p6 IAF veteran thrashed by vendor over feeding strays Rajinder S Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 3 Seventysix-year-old Wing Commander Jagjit Singh (retd) was allegedly thrashed by a street vendor over feeding stray dogs in Sector 7 on Tuesday morning. On a complaint of the IAF veteran, the Panchkula police have lodged an FIR under Section 323 and 325 of the IPC at the Sector 5 police station. Wing Commander Jagjit Singh, who resides in Sector 7 with his wife, said he used to feed stray dogs on a regular basis in Sector 7. When he visited the spot, a vendor, who was already there, started abusing him, he said. “He held me responsible for dog fights and threatened me with dire consequences,” the veteran said. “If this was not enough, he followed me to my residence and rang the door bell. When I opened the door, he hit me with a stick,” he said. He said as he was hit on the head with the stick, he lost consciousness and fell. His neighbours took him to the hospital, he said. “I have participated in two Indo-Pak wars and had never thought that I would have to see such a time in my life,” he said. Sector 5 police station SHO Karamvir said they had registered an FIR and had identified the vendor, who would be arrested soon. The police said the vendor also sustained injuries.
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