08072018-CT-01.qxd 7/8/2018 12:52 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 8 JULY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Syndics boycott meet Study tour for sanitary staff Sandhu finishes T-11th Members of PU Syndicate boycott a meeting in protest over VC’s ‘derogatory’ remarks. P2 P’kula safai karamcharis to go on study tour, which will cover top 10 cleanest cities in the country. P4 Ajeetesh Sandhu among four Indian golfers finish tied 11th at Sarawak Championship in Malaysia. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 37°C MIN 29°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36.3°C MIN 27.2°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7.27 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.28 AM Now, UT cop’s son caught with heroin PU honours Kargil hero Accused’s sister, brother-in-law constables in city Tribune News Service Vishal Batra, twin brother of Param Vir Chakra recipient Capt Vikram Batra, pays floral tributes at the ceremony to name the Panjab University shooting range after the Kargil martyr in Chandigarh on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI PAGE 2 Cong men take dope test at Mohali hospital Mohali, July 7 After Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh announced to undergo dope test, Congress workers have started queuing up to get themselves screened for drugs at the Civil Hospital in Phase VI here. A number of party workers reached the hospital on Saturday and underwent dope test. SMO Manjit Singh said they conducted dope tests on 15 party workers, including Youth Congress leaders AS Lalli and Mohit Mohindra, on Saturday. Carrying placards with slogans against Akalis, Congress workers reached here in the morning and asked the doctors to conduct test on them. So far, a total of 20 persons came for dope test and all of them had tested negative for drugs, said the SMO. Among other politicians who have undergone dope tests at the hospital included AAP MLA Aman Arora, Punjab Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh. —TNS Tata cancer hospital likely to begin operations next year 100-bed facility coming up in New Chandigarh at cost of ~480 cr Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 7 The work to build Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) Hospital at the Medicity in New Chandigarh, close to the PGI here, has reached advanced stage and is likely to be completed within a year. The Union Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) had last year awarded the construction work of the hospital, christened as Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, to Shapoorji Pallonji Group, a top TMC functionary told The Tribune here on Saturday. “The total cost of the project is Rs 480 crore. It includes cost of equipment and construction. The present contract is only for construction and the total amount is Rs 218 crore plus taxes,” he disclosed. The TMC functionary said the project was in advanced stage of completion and was scheduled to be completed by ABOUT THE PROJECT The Union Department of Atomic Energy will spend ~480 crore on setting up the 100-bedded second-of-its-type cancer hospital, on the lines of the TMC Hospital in Mumbai. According to the project report, it would be a “world-class institution for a noble cause” with a mandate for service, education and research. The institution will aspire to be a tertiary care centre for cancer, promoting prevention, cure, rehabilitation and palliation for the population of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. May next. “The facility would be made fully operational around third quarter of the next year,” he added. The development assumes significance as it will be the second-of-its-type, state-ofthe-art cancer institute, the foundation stone of which was laid by former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on December 30, 2013. A visit to the site revealed that the RCC structural work of the main hospital building (proposed as ground plus six floors) has been completed continued on page 2 OPERATED FROM POLICE COLONY-42 also a drug addict, had been twice divorced. A case under Section 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the accused at the Sector 36 police station. The accused was produced in court on Saturday, which sent him to judicial custody. This is the third incident in the recent past in which either a cop or his/her kin has been found involved in crime. In June, a Punjab Police constable was arrested for snatching a gold chain from a woman in Sector 22. Earlier this week, a retired UT police constable’s son was arrested for vehicle thefts. Three cars were recovered from him. Mohali resident awarded 10-yr jail in drug case Chandigarh, July 7 A local court on Saturday sentenced a man to 10-year jail in a drug case. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the convict. Faisal Khan, a resident of Phase VI, Mohali, was arrested by the UT police in April last year after 20 banned injections were recovered from his possession. While patrolling near the vegetable market at Mani Majra on April 15, a police party saw the accused trying to flee on seeing it. Cops grew suspicious and apprehended Khan. On search, banned injections were found in his possession. A case under the NDPS Act was registered at the Mani Majra police station. —TNS Chandigarh, July 7 A 30-year-old youth, son of a sub-inspector of the Chandigarh Police, has been arrested for allegedly selling drugs in Police Colony at Sector 42 here. His sister and brotherin-law are constables of the UT police. A team of the crime branch, led by Inspector Amanjot Singh, arrested the accused, identified as Anil Tanwar, a resident of Police Colony, at a slip road near the lake in Sector 42 here on Friday. He was found in possession of 5.3 gram heroin. Crime branch sleuths said the team, which was constituted to crack down on the drug rackets operating in the city, had an input about drugs being sold in Police Colony. They kept a track of the suspect and arrested him with drugs. Sources said the accused’s father was posted in the CID wing. Call details of his mobile phone are being analysed to establish his links with other drug peddlers. Police sources said the accused, who was Food delivery man robbed at knifepoint Woman, daughter die; husband, in-laws now face murder charge Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Panchkula, July 7 An Uber Eats employee was robbed by car-borne persons at knifepoint in Sector 20 here on Friday night. According to information available, Abdul Zabbar, 48, a resident of Peer Muchalla, in his complaint to the police submitted that around midnight, he was on his way home after delivering his last order in Sector 15. When he reached Sector 20, a white Volkswagen Vento stopped near his activa. Two people came out of the car with one holding a knife. They robbed him of Rs 5,000 and his mobile phone before escaping from the spot. On Zabbar’s complaint, an FIR under Section 392 (robbery) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at the Sector 20 police station. Kharar, July 7 A 30-year-old woman and her four-year-old daughter succumbed to their burn injuries at the PGI in Chandigarh. The Kurali police have now booked the woman’s husband and in-laws for murder. Inderjeet Kaur (30) and Simranjeet Kaur (4), both residents of nearby Shahpur village under the Kurali police station, were allegedly burnt alive by the accused for not meeting their demand of more dowry. Both were brought to the Civil Hospital, Kharar, in a serious condition on Friday afternoon but doctors there referred them to the PGI. Kharar DSP Deep Kamal said the Kurali police have earlier registered a case under Sections 304-B (dowry death) and 120-B (criminal conspira- In a bid to evade arrest and avoid coming under the police scanner, the accused, Anil Tanwar (30), used to sell drugs in Police Colony, Sector 42, only. He used to call the buyers to the colony. “He was of the view that the police will not suspect him since he is a resident of Police Colony,” said a police official. HC: NO SYMPATHY FOR DRUG TRAFFICKERS PAGE 5 POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 8 am to 7 pm: Parts of Industrial Area, Phase I 7 am to 11 am: Parts of Sector 17-A and 17-B ‘Accused burnt them alive’ the other accused used to ❝Gurpreet Singh anddowry. They even beat her up. harass my daughter for Now, they were demanding more money for the construction of a separate house. The accused burnt my daughter and granddaughter alive after pouring kerosene on them. SUKHJINDER SINGH ❞ cy) of the Indian Penal Code against Inderjeet’s husband Gurpreet Singh, brother-inlaw Jaggi, father-in-law Jasvir Singh and mother-in-law Karamjeet Kaur. Now, the police have added two more Sections 302 (murder) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code to the FIR. In his complaint to the police, Sukhjinder Singh, a resident of Thona village (Sadar Rupnagar), stated that his daughter was married to Gurpreet Singh on Septem- ber 23, 2012. He alleged that Gurpreet and other accused used to harass his daughter for dowry. They even beat her up. He alleged that now, they were demanding more money for the construction of a separate house. Sukhjinder alleged that the accused burnt his daughter and granddaughter alive after pouring kerosene on them. Meanwhile, a board of doctors conducted a postmortem at the Civil Hospital, Kharar, following which the bodies were handed over to the family members. Nankana child actor from Mohali basks in the limelight Eight-year-old Gurjot Kaur, a Class IV student, plays the role of Gurdas Maan’s son in Punjabi flick Akash Ghai Tribune News Service Mohali, July 7 Eight-year-old Gurjot Kaur and her parents are enjoying all the attention they are getting after the girl appeared as the lead child actor in ‘Nankana’, a Punjabi period movie starring renowned singer and actor Gurdas Maan. Gurjot, a student of Class IV of Gian Jyoti Global School in Phase II here, is winning hearts with her role as the son of Gurdas Maan in the movie, which was released on Friday. Phones of her parents, Baljinder Singh, who works as a cashier in Punjab Roadways, and mother Prabhpreet Kaur, a homemaker, have been continuously buzzing with congratulatory messages and calls. “I have started feeling like a star mom,” says Prabhpreet. “The feeling cannot be described in words,” she ❝ I am very happy. I felt very nice on seeing myself on the big screen. Now, a lot of people come and meet me. GURJOT KAUR ❞ replies when asked how they (the parents) felt when they saw Gurjot on the silver screen for the first time. The little girl too was surprised to see herself on the big screen. “I am very happy. I felt very nice on seeing myself on the big screen. Now, a lot of people come and meet me,” she says. The proud mother says they had never thought in their wildest dreams that their child would shine on the silver screen and that too with none other than Gurdas Maan. “It is unbelievable,” she adds. c m y b Speaking about the journey of a child from middle class family to the celluloid, Prabhpreet says it was just a sheer luck. One fine day, a production team came to her school for auditions to pick young talent for its film. The school management recommended Gurjot for the audition and it was “love at first sight”. “Though the production team of Nankana auditioned more than 200 students on the school campus, they selected Gurjot immediately after they saw her,” says school director JS Bedi, adding that the child is certainly extraordinary. Bedi honoured the child, who has made the school and the town proud, on the school premises on Saturday. Prabhleen Kaur, a student of Class III of the school, was also selected for a role in the movie, which revolves around a strong bond between a father and a son. Gurjot Kaur, a Class IV student, being feted at her school in Mohali on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO
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