25122018-CT-01.qxd 12/25/2018 12:38 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 25 DECEMBER 2018 | CHANDIGARH Swachh survey Voters in a fix Nurses commissioned UT schools told to maintain cleanliness and ensure segregation of dry/wet waste. P2 Thuhi Patti voters in Nabha in a fix as candidate elected unopposed, say wanted to opt for NOTA. P3 Nine probationer nurses from School of Nursing commissioned as lieutenants. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 20°C MIN 6°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20.5°C MIN 5.4°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 5.29 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7.17 AM Airport gets ILS facility today Panchkula MC to lose Kalka, Pinjore Praise the Lord Mohali: Finally, the Chandigarh international airport will have the instrument-based landing system (ILS), which allows aircraft to operate in near-zero visibility, especially during dense fog in winters. Deepesh Joshi, PRO, CHIAL, said the ILS will be available from December 25, which would allow aircraft to land in minimum visibility of 1,200 metres. The upgraded system will be a vital facility at the airport, where international operations began a couple of years ago. Earlier, disruption in the flight schedule due to bad weather was a major concern. TNS Cabinet paves way for separate civic body for 2 towns Sanjay Bumbroo Tribune News Service OPDs closed today All OPDs at the PGI, the GMCH, Sector 32, and the GMSH, Sector 16, will remain closed on Tuesday on account of Christmas, a gazetted holiday. Emergency services will function as usual. The Sector 19 church all decked up for the Christmas celebrations in Chandigarh on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL PAGE 3 No honking fine, but display info at hospitals Caught unawares, patients and their attendants have this suggestion for traffic cops ‘Don’t add to the agony of patients’ Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 24 With no boards displaying information about a fine for blowing the horn inside hospitals, the UT traffic police continue to challan ignorant patients and attendants, many of whom are outsiders. A traffic police drive in this regard was on at the PGI today where two-wheeler and four-wheeler drivers, who blew the horn, were challaned. They were caught unawares when the police stopped them for challaning. Motorists said the authorities should display information at the entry and exit points of the hospitals that these are horn-free campuses and those blowing the horn would be challaned. “It is a new exercise here; at least they should put up boards to make people aware about it. People who come here are already troubled, why do they a new exercise ❝It is they should puthere; at least up boards to make people aware about it. People who come here are already troubled, why do they want to add to their agony. Traffic cops challan motorists for honking near the PGI Emergency on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: PRADEEP TEWARI — A MOTORIST Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 24 Dubbing the preference given to siblings of ex-students in school admissions as an international phenomenon, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled the practice is prevalent in the best schools and universities across the world. The assertion by the Bench of Justice Mahesh Grover and Justice Lalit Batra came on a petition filed against the State of Punjab and other respondents by a minor through his father after he was denied admission to prenursery by Yadavindra Public School (YPS), Mohali. The petitioner’s argument was that 25 per cent of the seats were required to be reserved for the economically weaker sections in accordance with the provisions of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. Taking up the matter, the High Court had initially asserted that it did not find ground to interfere with the impugned order to the ❞ Though security guards ❝our campus tell people on not to blow the horn, it is a good suggestion to put up boards at the entrance and exit points. We will look into it. ❞ — MANJU WADWALKAR, PGI spokesperson want to add to their agony,” lamented a motorist. In a random check, no information boards in this regard were found at the PGI, the GMCH, Sector 32, and the GMSH, Sector 16. However, a small notice was seen pasted at a corner of the PGI. Preference to siblings in school admission global practice: HC Saurabh Malik Two duped of 10,000 euros extent of denying admission to the petitioner, merely because he was eligible and had applied for admission. At the same time, the Bench had issued a notice of motion for examining whether the respondentschool was competent to reserve 15 seats for old Yadavindrians; 15 for siblings and 10 for management; and what were the duties and responsibilities of the district admission monitoring committee. Referring to the guidelines giving schools unfettered powers to fill 75 per cent seats while putting 25 per cent at the disposal of the economically weaker section in accordance, the state counsel had contended that the provisions of the Act the petitioner sought to invoke was not even applicable to pre-nursery class admissions. Appearing before the Bench, YPS, Mohali, counsel Kanwalvir Singh Kang submitted that the school had a transparent admission policy, which was in consonance with the guidelines framed by the HRD Ministry. As such, the school was well within its constitutional ambit to formulate its independent admission policy and with criteria for preference to categories, including alumni and sibling. Justice Grover said the petitioner’s claim was not capable of being enforced, particularly when the admission to the classes was already over. The Bench said there would be no reason for it to comment on preference given to siblings of former students of the school, since the guidelines permitted flexibility to fill 75 per cent seats in the manner desired by the institution. Referring to the issue of having admission monitoring committee, the Bench added that it was informed that such a panel was already in place vide a notification dated November 18, 2015, and the Deputy Commissioner was its incharge. c m y b A CCTV grab of the suspect Panchkula, December 24 Soon, towns and villages of Kalka and Pinjore will not be a part of the Panchkula Municipal Corporation as the state Cabinet has given its nod to the Haryana Municipal Committee (Amendment) Act, 2018. The Cabinet also decided to get the pending cases in Ambala and Panchkula courts disposed of. It decided that the average population growth from 2011, when the census was conducted, to 2018 should be taken into consideration for constituting a separate corporation or committee for Kalka and Pinjore. The Cabinet also decided to hold elections for the Panchkula MC after constituting a separate corporation or a municipal committee for Kalka and Pinjore. Kalka MLA Latika Sharma had written to the Haryana Government on September 17, 2017, to constitute a municipal committee for Kalka MLA had sought separate civic body Kalka MLA Latika Sharma had written to the Haryana Government on September 17, 2017, to constitute a municipal committee for Kalka and Pinjore by separating these from the Panchkula MC. She had stated that development works in the two towns and adjoining villages had not been carried out and people were facing problems as their issues were not being resolved. Kalka and Pinjore by separating these from the Panchkula MC. She had stated that development works in the two towns and adjoining villages had not been carried out and people were facing problems as their issues were not being resolved. The government had con- stituted a committee, headed by Divisional Commissioner Vivek Joshi, to look into the issue, which had recommended setting up a separate municipal committee for Kalka and Pinjore. It had recommended that Panchkula should continue to have a Continued on page 3 Sector 19 traders up the ante against vendors, close shops Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 24 Two persons were allegedly duped of 10,000 euros, which they had gone to exchange with Indian currency at a showroom in Sector 9 today. According to the police, Jagdish Chander, a resident of Khuda Lahora, and Karan Kapoor, a resident of Shivalik Vihar, Nayagaon, reported that they had gone to SCO 156-157, Sector 9, to get 10,000 Continued on page 3 Chandigarh, December 24 The protest by traders against the relocation of vendors continued today with shopkeepers of the Sector 19 market closing their shops for half day against the decision of the Municipal Corporation to provide space to vendors in markets of the city. A large number of shopkeepers of the market held a protest and raised slogans Continued on page 3 Shops lie closed during a protest by traders of the Sector 19 market against street vendors on Monday. MANOJ MAHAJAN
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