04102018-CT-01.qxd 10/4/2018 1:01 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 4 OCTOBER 2018 | CHANDIGARH Hike in exam fee Lack of amenities Ghai on top PUCSC office-bearers and EWS students hold a protest against hike in exam fee. P2 Residents of Mohali’s new sectors from 76 to 80 rue lack of basic amenities. P4 Tapy Ghai surges ahead with a 2-under 70 on the second day of the Kensville Open. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 33°C MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.7°C MIN 19.6°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6.05 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6.18 AM SNIPPETS Balbir Senior hospitalised Chandigarh: Hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior has been admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh, after he felt difficulty in breathing. The 93-yearold was brought to the hospital on Tuesday, hospital sources said. He was having difficulty in breathing and was on oxygen. He is currently on ventilator support in the respiratory ICU. His heartbeat and blood pressure are low and he will be under close medical supervision for the next 24 hours, the sources added. TNS Cop dies as bike rams into tree Panchkula: A Punjab cop, Ramandeep Singh (35) was killed after his motorcycle rammed into a tree at a turn on the road between Hangola and Hangoli villages at Raipur Rani in Panchkula on Tuesday night. He was a resident of Sector 78, Mohali. Farmers found his body in the morning. The police were informed. The body was handed over to his family members after a postmortem. “He had probably come for the kabaddi games nearby,” said the SHO of the Raipur Rani police station, Inspector Mohinder Singh. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 9 am to 5 pm: Parts of Shastri Nagar, farmhouses and MES tubewells in Mani Majra 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 18, 19, 22, 51 and 55, Dadu Majra Colony, Police Lines, Sector 26, grain market, Palsora village and Kajheri 8 am to 11 am: Parts of Sector 8, 18 and 21 11 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sector 9, 17, 18 and 19 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm: Parts of Sector 17 Realtor shoots himself dead A queue of problems at Alleges harassment at hands of financier in suicide note; latter booked of a financier were recovered from the spot, said the police, adding that the body had been sent for a postmortem to the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi. Though a probe is underway to ascertain the reason behind the extreme step, it has been learnt that Vineet was upset as a financier, Yogesh Vohra, a resident of Delhi, was harassing him for the past several days. Upset with the harassment, Vineet locked himself in his room this evening and reportedly shot himself in the head, said sources. The victim’s wife and their 15-year-old daughter were at home when the incident took place. After hearing the gunshot, his wife and daughter rushed to the room and found Vineet lying inside with a gunshot injury on his head, said the sources. Harmandeep Hans, ASP , Dera Bassi, said the matter was being investigated to find out whether it was a property or money dispute. “The pistol belonged to a friend of the victim, who is also from Delhi. We will summon him for further investigation,” the police said. A case has been registered against the financier at the Dhakoli police station. Man arrested with heroin, PU students his clients No charges for online Sampark payments Our Correspondent Zirakpur, October 3 A 44-year-old property dealer allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with a pistol at his residence here this evening. The deceased, identified as Vineet Thukral, a resident of Spangle Heights in Dhakoli, shot himself in the head with a pistol of his friend that he had brought from Delhi. The police are yet to establish whether the weapon was licensed. The police said Vineet, who hailed from Gurugram, had shifted to Dhakoli six Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 3 Two persons, including one who used to sell heroin on the Panjab University (PU) campus, have been arrested by the crime branch of the UT police under the NDPS Act. According to the police, one of the accused, Naveen Sood, a resident of Milk Colony, Dhanas, was arrested from near the Rally Ground in Sector 25 with 25 gm of heroin. Crime branch sleuths said Naveen used to sell heroin on the PU campus. “We had a tipoff that Naveen had a drug nexus in the area. Youths, especially PU students, were his customers,” said a crime branch official. Sources said the accused earlier worked at a shop in months ago and was staying with his family. The police received information about the incident at 6 pm and rushed to the spot. The pistol used in the incident and a suicide note alleging harassment at the hands GETS JUDICIAL REMAND Sources said the accused used to deliver the drug either on the PU campus or in nearby sectors. Some of his customers were residents of boys’ hostels, said a crime branch sleuth. The police said they were trying to ascertain the source from where the accused purchased the drug. The accused has been remanded in judicial custody. ONE HELD WITH 50 INJECTIONS In another case, the crime branch arrested Manjit Singh, a resident of Samrala in Ludhiana district, with 50 banned injections. The accused was arrested on a tip-off from Sector 45. A case has been registered against him at the Sector 34 police station. the PGI where some PU students were frequent visitors. The accused built a chain and started supplying them heroin. The police said the call detail records (CDRs) of the accused were being scrutinised to establish who all were in contact with him. The accused was earlier arrested by the Special Task Force (STF), Mohali, with 30 gm of heroin. The accused is married and has a child. A case has been registered against him at the Sector 11 police station. City sees coldest Sept since 2010 India rain deficient, but UT gets 18% more Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 3 If these days you feel like switching off your AC or slowing down the fan, the reason is that there has been a dip in the temperature much before the winter season. This year has seen the coldest September since 2010. The just concluded month has broken the record of the past eight years in terms of cold days. According to the Chandigarh Meteorological Department, the mean maximum temperature (average maximum temperature) for September this year was 31.8°C. The average maximum temperature for September was 33.1°C in 2017, 33.7°C in 2016 and 2015, 33.4°C in 2014 and 2013 and 32.4°C in 2012. In 2010, the average maximum temperature was 31.3°C, less than that recorded this year. Even between 2007 and 2009, the average maximum temperature was more. continued on p6 Robbers call on petrol pump, take away ~30K Tribune News Service Panchkula, October 3 Three masked men allegedly looted a petrol pump at Charnia village on the PinjoreNalagarh highway of Rs 30,500 last night. The incident took place at 11.55 pm. According to a petrol pump employee, three men came on a motorcycle from the Baddi side with their faces covered with cloth. They asked for a refill. When an employee told them that the pump was not working, one of them got down and allegedly started beating him up. They then allegedly took him to a cabin inside the petrol pump after breaking open the door. It is alleged that two of the three miscreants were armed with revolvers. They broke open a cupboard and allegedly took away Rs 30,500 from a bag. The entire incident was caught on a CCTV camera, which showed the petrol pump worker being beaten up. The miscreants fled after that. continued on p6 c m y b Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 3 Taking online services to another level, the Administration has waived MDR charges on online payment on the Sampark portal and has also launched a new mode of online payment via the Bhim-UPI QR code. Now, people will have to pay nil transaction charges while making electricity and water payments or property tax through Net banking, debit cards and credit cards of any bank at www.sampark. chd.nic.in. Those who are into mobile banking and do not want to use their debit or credit cards can make payments through Bhim UPI by scanning the QR code through their mobile using continued on p6 Sector 38 dispensary Token system missing, patients have no option but to stand Patients stand in a queue at the Sector 38 dispensary in Chandigarh on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 3 Due to alleged mismanagement at the civil dispensary, Sector 38, patients are forced to stand in long queues. The dispensary authorities have failed to allot token numbers to patients on their registration cards, leading to harassment of poor patients. A large number of patients, including pregnant women, were seen standing in a queue at the dispensary today. “We fail to understand why the dispensary does not allot token numbers to patients after issuing them registration cards. This will allow patients to sit or come back to the dispensary at the expected time as per their token number. The present system is forcing them to stand in long queues unnecessarily,” said Bhavneet Kumar, a resident of Sector 38. Most health centres follow the system of allotting token numbers. TOKEN SYSTEM LED TO CLASHES: DOCTOR we used to have system ❝Earlier, token numbers toapatients.wherein wethe would allot However, system created troubles as after getting their token number, patients would go home and turn up late. This used to lead to fights among patients. Patients are to be blamed for the bad condition of the toilet. DR HARJEET KAUR, Incharge of the dispensary On a busy day, around 300 patients turn up at the dispensary. All of them have to stand in long queues. “Some patients have communicable disease and others may get affected because of it by standing in queues for a long time,” said another patient from the same sector. Card registration stopped midway Long queues are a common sight at the Sector 38 dispensary. Besides, the rush of patients outside the doctor’s room, a long queue was wit- ❞ nessed outside the counter where cards of patients are made. “I was told my registration card will not be made. They gave no reason,” said a patient. They stopped making registration cards, which led to the long queue at the counter. Public toilet unusable The only public toilet at the dispensary is unusable. It is blocked and full of filth. Patients face huge problems as there is no other toilet. The front portion of the hospital is cleaned, but the rear side has scattered waste.
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