01112018-CT-01.qxd 11/1/2018 1:20 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 1 NOVEMBER 2018 | CHANDIGARH Plea dismissed Police inaction Tale of stigma High Court dismisses writ petition filed by NIPER Director against his suspension. P2 Punjabi actor and music director alleges police inaction in a case of attack on him by snatchers. P4 Punjabi play “Bodi Wala Tara” staged by Kala Kritti at Tagore Theatre. P2 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 30°C MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30.8°C MIN 16.4°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 5.37 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6.36 AM Warden of college hostel held on sodomy charge Unity on mind Violated, first-year student of CGC lodges complaint against him Tribune News Service Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore, city BJP president Sanjay Tandon and others participate in a ‘Run for Unity’ on the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Sukhna Lake on Wednesday. MANOJ MAHAJAN PAGE 4 Posing as I-T men, 2 dupe man of ~10L, jewellery UT frames new guidelines for admission to MBBS Tribune News Service Those with Class X, XI, XII from city eligible Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 31 Posing as income tax officers, two unidentified persons reportedly entered a house in Sector 52 and took along Rs 10 lakh and jewellery from the house this morning. Sources said the complainant, Pappu (30), a POP worker, reported that the two persons entered his house around 8 am and claimed that they were income tax officers. The victim’s three children were sleeping in one of the rooms at that time. The miscreants claimed that they had information that Pappu had unaccounted money. Pappu then got all money and jewellery worth lakhs from his room. The miscreants claimed that they were seizing the cash and jewellery. They asked him to visit the IT office in Sector 43 for further proceedings. The duo then left the house. The complainant then informed his mother, Continued on page 4 Chandigarh, October 31 Following the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the UT Administration has framed new guidelines for admission to the MBBS course at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. Under the new guidelines, candidates who have passed Class X, XI and XII from schools/colleges recognised by the Administration and situated in the UT as a regular student will be eligible for admission. Earlier, students who had passed Class XII from schools/colleges in the UT were eligible for admission. However, the new admission guidelines will be implemented in a staggered manner — in 2019, the eligibility criteria will be only Class XII, in 2020, it will be Class XI and XII and in 2021, it will be Class X, XI and XII. Candidates whose parents are residents of Chandigarh for the past five years preceding the date of application, even if they do not satisfy the Under the new guidelines, candidates who have passed Class X, XI and XII from schools/colleges recognised by the Administration and situated in the UT as a regular student will be eligible for admission. Earlier, students who had passed Class XII from schools/colleges in the UT were eligible for admission. To be implemented in phased manner However, the new admission guidelines will be implemented in a staggered manner — in 2019, the eligibility criteria will be only Class XII, in 2020, it will be Class XI and XII and in 2021, it will be Class X, XI and XII. schooling criteria, will also be eligible for admission. A residence certificate issued by the office of the Deputy Commissioner will be considered as a proof for the purpose. Candidates whose parents are employees of Central Government/state government and are on deputation with the UT Administration, including government employees of the UT, employees working in autonomous bodies/companies in which the UT has 20 per cent or more share for the past three years preceding the date of application, even if they do not satisfy the above criteria, will also be eligible for admission. However, candidates of all three above categories will have to submit an undertaking/affidavit that the candidate has not opted for and claimed the benefit of residence in any other state/UT other than Chandigarh after the declaration of the NEET result. The Administration had formed a committee under Dr BS Chavan, DirectorPrincipal, GMCH, to frame the guidelines for fixing the eligibility criteria for admission to state quota seats in the MBBS course at the college after the decision of the court, which were accepted by the Administration. Mohali, October 31 A hostel warden of the Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC) at Landran has been arrested on a charge of having unnatural sex with a first-year male student last night. The suspect has been identified as Sanjiv Kumar (44), warden of New Hostel on the college premises. He has been arrested under Sections 377, 342, 506 and 511 of the IPC. A complaint in this regard was lodged by a 19-year-old first-year student of Bachelor of Hospitality and Hotel Administration at the Sohana police station here. In his complaint, the victim, who hails from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, alleged that he was sleeping in his Chandigarh, October 31 As the battle between the Panjab University (PU) authorities and PU Campus Students’ Council president Kanupriya rages over restrictions in hostels, it has come to light in a PU survey that parents of just 1 per cent new hostel inmates want girls’ hostels open 24X7. The PU authorities had sought a feedback from the parents of new hostel inmates in all 10 girls’ hostels. The sample size was around 1,500. Close to 90 per cent parents are in consonance with the 11 pm deadline in girls’ hostels, while 9 per cent want the hostel timings to be further made strict and just 1 per cent want girls’ hostels open 24X7. In Girls’ Hostel No. 7, the survey says that 100 per cent sampled parents are in agreement with the hostel deadline of 11 pm. The figure is 98.1 per cent in Hostel No. 8 Opinion stats Girls’ hostels %age of parents favouring present hostel restrictions Hostel No. 1 87.5 Hostel No. 2 87.9 Hostel No. 3 89.5 Hostel No. 4 78.6 Hostel No. 5 89.5 Hostel No. 6 93.1 Hostel No. 7 100 Hostel No. 8 98.1 Hostel No. 9 97.5 Hostel No. 10 84 Total Around 90 SAMPLE SIZE: 1,500 (Non-probability sampling) (Source: Dean, Students Welfare, Prof Emanuel Nahar) ■ There are around 5,000 girls in 10 girls’ hostels at PU. Girl students had protested near a hostel at the PU on Tuesday, demanding 24X7 entry. FILE PHOTO and 97.5 per cent in Hostel No. 9. However, in Hostel No. 4, where Kanupriya lives, 78.6 per cent sampled parents are in conformity with the pres- ent hostel timings. Confirming the results, the Dean, Students Welfare (DSW), Prof Emanuel Nahar, said, “There are no restric- are no restrictions on PhD women ❝ThereThere are no restrictions onand MPhilstudents students. women going to the library at night. You may compare our hostel timings with any other neighbouring university. We are the most liberal. Our survey says that parents want their children secure. If something goes wrong with them, what reply will we give to their parents? PROF EMANUEL NAHAR, DSW ❞ tions on PhD and MPhil women students. There are no restrictions on women students going to the library at night. You may compare our c m y b hostel room when the warden came and took him to his room. The victim alleged that in the room, the warden grabbed him with wrong intentions. “When I resisted, he (Sanjiv Kumar) threatened to implicate me in a false drug case. I got scared after which he again tried to sodomise me,” the victim Continued on page 4 Of ~15K, pays ~5K in coins, rest in ~100 notes; 2nd such case in 3 months Ishrat S Banwait Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 31 A local court today came down heavily on a man for paying a part of the alimony to his wife in coins. Of the total Rs 15,000, the man gave his wife coins of Re 1, Rs 5 and Rs 10 worth Rs 5,000, while the rest of the amount was in the form of Rs 100 notes. This is the second such case in three months. On July 24, POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 7 am to 10 pm: Parts of Sector 22 11 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sector 44-B 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 22, 23, 24, 37 and 47 & Kaimbwala village Roads closed The UT MC will re-carpet V-3 roads separating Sec 7 & 8 and Sec 8 & 9. The roads will remain closed from Nov 1 to 6. 90% okay with 11 pm deadline, 9% favour making timings more strict, finds PU survey Tribune News Service TRIBUNE PHOTOS The college authorities immediately terminated the services of the warden, Sanjiv Kumar. Confirming the development, CGC president Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal said they terminated the services of Sanjiv Kumar on Wednesday morning. “It is an unfortunate incident. Sanjiv was appointed around six months ago. We will extend our support to the victim in the case,” said Dhaliwal. The warden in police custody; and (right) broken furniture at the Chandigarh Group of Colleges in Landran, Mohali. Alimony in coins earns man Judge’s rap Only 1% parents want girls’ hostels open 24X7 Bhartesh Singh Thakur Warden’s services terminated hostel timings with any other neighbouring university. We are the most liberal. Our survey says that parents want their children secure. If something goes wrong with them, what reply will we give to their parents?” He said, “We have to maintain an academic atmosphere in the PU. However, if someone has an individual problem, we make relaxation in the hostel timings for her. The hostel timing restrictions are not hard and fast rules. There are students who have come after doing their Class XII. Who will take the responsibility for their safety?” On the Kanupriya-led protest last night, Professor Nahar said outsiders were present and some students had objected to the protest at night as it was a time to study. PU survey misleading, mindset has to change, says Kanupriya Page 2 What Coinage Act says According to Section 6 of the Coinage Act, 2011 (Central), if an amount exceeding Rs 1,000 is paid in the form of coins, it is not legal tender. Thus, the other party, in this case the wife, could have refused to accept the same. The Judge had also suggested the same, but the wife willingly took the money offered in coins. an advocate had paid the entire maintenance amount of Rs 24,600 in the form of coins. In today’s case, the man was told to pay Rs 7,500 maintenance to his wife every month. Today, he came to the court to pay the maintenance for two months amounting to Rs 15,000. When the Judge saw the large number of coins, he rep- rimanded the man for it. The man told the court that he got the money from the bank in this form. The wife, however, accepted the money. The couple had entered wedlock in January 2003. In 2016, the wife filed a case of domestic violence against the man. She stated that at the time of the marriage, her husband had claimed that he had a lot of property. However, after Continued on page 4
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