07012019-CT-01.qxd 1/7/2019 12:55 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 7 JANUARY 2019 | CHANDIGARH PRENEET SOUNDS BUGLE FOR 2019 LS ELECTIONS PAGE 4 Preneet Kaur calls upon panches, sarpanches of Dera Bassi to focus on development of villages. FORECAST Chandigarh Art Theatre stages Hindi play “Saari Raat” at the Mini Tagore Theatre. PAGE 6 MANJU, SIMRAN CLINCH GOLD FOR PUNJAB Punjab’s Manju Rani and Simranjit Kaur bag 2 gold medals during boxing championship. PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 19°C MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 19.2°C MIN 10.7°C | SUNSET: MONDAY 5:38 PM | SUNRISE: TUESDAY 7:20 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARH TRIBUNE Man stoned to death near resort INBRIEF VALUABLES STOLEN FROM CAR Villagers say they saw couple fleeing from spot on Morni-Raipur Rani road Chandigarh: Valuables were stolen from a car parked in Sector 34 after breaking a windowpane. The complainant, Dr Vikas Sharma, a resident of Phase V, Mohali, reported that he had parked his car at a lot near the Piccadily mall on January 5. Later, he found two laptops, a tab and a bag containing documents stolen. TNS YOUTH DIES DUE TO GAS LEAKAGE PAGE 5 LONGING FOR THE BEST MATCH Tribune News Service PICTURE OF NEGLECT: Heaps of garbage lying outside Government Primary School at Haripur near Sector 4 in Panchkula on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR Panchkula, January 6 An unidentified person was stoned and strangled to death allegedly by an unidentified couple on the rear side of a newly constructed resort at Palasra village on the Morni-Raipur Rani road this evening. The couple fled from the spot after villagers living nearby raised the alarm after hearing shrieks of the victim. They then informed the police. The villagers told the police that two men and a woman arrived on two motorcycles at 6 pm and entered the Kharar: Hari Bangar, a resident of Dashmesh Nagar at Kharar, reportedly died due to gas leakage in his bathroom on Sunday. Harjap Singh, father of the youth, told the police that he had gone to the bathroom to take a bath when the mishap took place. PAGE 4 Garbage raises big stink in Panchkula Poor hygiene costs Golf Club ~10K WHAT’S ON Sanjay Bumbroo CHANDIGARH Tricity Drama Festival - Play ‘Holi’ by Parampra Arts at Tagore Theatre; 6.30 pm (entry by tickets) Mahabodhi Centre Leh Cultural programme by Ladakhi students at PU Law Auditorium; 5 pm APNI MANDI: Apni Mandi will be held at Sector 43 TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~64.79 ~59.28 PANCHKULA ~69.35 ~62.38 MOHALI ~74.06 ~62.86 Workers continue strike on Day 3; firm on demands Tribune News Service Panchkula, January 6 The initiative of the Panchkula Municipal Corporation to raise its rank in the Smart City survey, being conducted by the Central Government, is likely to be hit as sanitation workers have struck work in the entire city against the nonfulfilment of their demands. Heaps of garbage could be seen at garbage collection centres as sanitation workers have not lifted garbage for the past three days. Even dustbins for wet and dry garbage, which have been placed by the MC in markets and outside government offices and banks, were full and waste was lying nearby. If the MC authorities fail to do something about it, foul smell emanating from the garbage collection cen- STAFF, JCB MACHINES PRESSED INTO SERVICE Rajesh Jogpal, MC Administrator, said he was on leave and would join duty on Monday. On heaps of garbage in various markets and streets, he said they had pressed staff and JCB machines into service and the situation would be normal by Monday. . tres may prove a health hazard for the public as the Met Department has predicted rain for the next two days in the region. The Centre has already start surveying cities in the country under the Smart City campaign from January 4, which will continue till January 31. Sanitation Employees Union president Joginder Singh said they would hold a protest at the designated place in Sector 5 in the city as the MC authorities had failed to fulfil their long-pending demands. He said the union had given a charter of demands to the MC authorities three months ago, but nothing had been done so far. He said among their main demands was equal pay for equal work, as ordered by the Supreme Court. He said there was heavy load on the supervisory staff as the MC had failed to sanction more supervisory posts against 1,300 sanitation workers in the city. He said if their demands were not met, they would hold an indefinite strike. Rajesh Jogpal, MC Administrator, said he was on leave and would join duty on Monday. On heaps of garbage in various markets and streets, he said they had pressed staff and JCB machines into service and the situation would be normal by tomorrow. Migrant was killed, then set afire: Police Tribune News Service Mohali, January 6 Naginder Singh, a 40-yearold migrant whose charred body was found on a factory premises in the Industrial Area, Phase 1, here recently, was murdered and then set on fire. This was stated by the Mohali police here today. Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kuldeep Singh Chahal said the postmortem report had confirmed that Naginder was stabbed first. “He was stabbed in the stomach. At least two stab injuries have been found in his stomach. It Naginder Singh was a murder,” said the SSP . The charred body of Naginder Singh, who was a resident of Adarsh Colony at Balongi, was recovered from his friend’s factory premises in the Industrial Area, Phase 1, Mohali, on January 3 and the police had initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC in the case then. Yesterday, a case of murder was registered in the matter, said the SSP . The SSP said they had rounded up five persons, including certain acquaintances of the victim. “We have got some vital leads and the murderers will soon be behind bars,” said the SSP . c m y b A member of the forensic team collects samples from the spot. Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 6 Deputy Commissioner Mandip Singh Brar has imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the Chandigarh Golf Club for not maintaining hygienic conditions as prescribed in the rules. Sources said the Deputy Commissioner imposed the fine after a team of the Health Department submitted a report regarding an inspection conducted by it. After hearing the version of the Chandigarh Golf Club management, the Deputy Commissioner found that there were certain shortcomings for which a penalty needed to be imposed. He also imposed similar fines on seven restaurants where teams of health officers had found shortcomings in the kitchen in raids conducted during the past one month. The sources said a health team had inspected the Golf Club under the Food Safety and Standards Act in July 2018 Continued on page 4 resort. After some time, they heard shrieks from the resort and saw the couple fleeing on their motorcycle. The police reached the spot and found the body. They recovered stones and pieces of glass bangles from the crime spot. ACP Om Parkash, accompanied by a forensic team led by Ritu Saini, also visited the spot and lifted fingerprints. Morni police chowki incharge Partap Singh confirmed that the victim had been stoned and strangled to death. He said the police had recovered a new bike, which was without a number plate, from the crime spot. MAN, SISTER ARRESTED WITH 35-GM HEROIN Sleuths of the Special Task Force, Mohali, have arrested a brother-sister duo with 35 gm of heroin and drug money of Rs 4,800 here. The suspects have been identified as Gurmit Singh (38) and his sister Hardeep Kaur. PAGE3
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