10012019-CT-01.qxd 1/10/2019 1:02 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 10 JANUARY 2019 | CHANDIGARH PAGE 2 SCHOOL BAGS TO WEIGH LESS IN UT Complying with MHRD directions, UT Education Dept notifies Children School Bag Policy. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF SEXUAL ASSAULT BID, ONE HELD Chandigarh: A 38-year-old man has been arrested by the UT police for allegedly trying to sexually assault a minor boy in a forest area. According to the police, the suspect, Dalip Singh (38), a resident of Charan Singh Colony, Mauli Jagran, kidnapped a minor boy and took him to the forest area on the Hallo Majra/Mauli Jagran road on January 8. The suspect then tried to sexually exploit the victim, who raised the alarm and escaped from the spot. The police were informed about the incident following which a case was registered and the suspect arrested. TNS TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~65.14 ~59.56 PANCHKULA ~70.01 ~62.66 MOHALI ~74.28 ~62.94 WHAT’S ON The Yogi Way: Ayurvedic Health Shivir by Anil Bansal; Garhwal Bhawan, Sector 29; 8 am to 3pm. Brush with painting: Workshop on 3D Printing and Designing; ATL DC Model School, Ambala Cantt; 9 am to 2 pm. MAX 21°C | MIN 6°C | YESTERDAY MAX 19.4°C | MIN 6.7°C Exhibition: Poshask, exhibition by Darzies Couture, Aroma, Sector 22; 11 am to 8 pm. Cinematic France: Alliance Française de Chandigarh to organise Cine Club: Comme des Garçons for world cinema aficionados at Alliance Française de Chandigarh, Sector 36; 1 pm to 3 pm. Alliance Francaise - Les Flute Enchantees with Rishabh Parsanna, Samual Bricault (French flautist and dancer Tanya Saxena at Cafe theatre Alliance Francaise; 6 pm. Play: Tricity Drama Festival - Play ‘Bhagat Singh ki Kahani Durga bhabi ki zubani”; Tagore Theatre; 6.30 pm (entry by tickets). Punjabi swag: Attend Badshah and Amrit Maan’s live in concert at VR Punjab; 6 pm. Clean & clear: Crash course for Class X students, preparing for Board exams, at Zenith Tutorials; Sector 44-A; 9 am to 4 pm. Sweet nothing: Prof Jagat Ram, PGI Director, to inaugurate “National Dietetics Day” celebration; 10.30 am; APC Auditorium. Business wise: Job Club to host entrepreneurship development programme, along with a motivational session at Punjab Regional Chapter, ITPI Hall, Sector 35-C, 9 am. Apni Mandi: Sector 34, 56, Ram Darbar, Chandigarh Mohun Bagan score a goal in each half to beat defending champions Minerva Punjab. SUNSET THURSDAY 5:40 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:20 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARH TRIBUNE Ticket battle for Lok Sabha poll begins Kher, Tandon, Jain in race from BJP; Bansal, Tewari from Cong; Dhawan, Panag trying luck from AAP Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 9 Months before the 2019 Lok Sabha poll, a contest has begun among contenders within the main political parties for claiming the ticket for the Chandigarh seat. So far, three candidates from the BJP — Kirron Kher, Sanjay Tandon and Satya Pal Jain — and two from the Congress — Pawan Kumar Bansal and Manish Tewari — are vying for the ticket. As far as AAP is concerned, Harmohan Dhawan and last-time contestant Gul Panag are said to be vying for the ticket. The city BJP is divided in two groups — one of city BJP president Sanjay Tandon and the other of MP Kirron Kher. Though the duo has denied any groupism in the party, on several occasions such as the last mayoral poll, the split had come out in the open. Kher, who is about to complete her first term, is eyeing ❝ ❝ ❝ to contest a second time from the city. She is relying on having fulfilled certain major demands, including allowing need-based changes in CHB flats, conversion of residential leasehold properties into freehold (though the high cost has ❞ been an issue) and the Union Cabinet’s nod for land to the CHB for the construction of apartments for 3,930 allottees, a scheme hanging fire for about a decade. However, residents are unhappy with the increase in Another attempt to steal manhole cover in Sec 36 Found 400 metres away from spot by MC officials CITY’S HERITAGE UNDER THREAT Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 9 Despite making tall claims, the Administration and the Municipal Corporation have failed to protect the heritage of the city. Thieves once again made an attempt to steal a heritage manhole cover from Sector 36. MC officials claimed they found the manhole cover today after the matter was raised by some area residents. A resident of the area said they were taken aback when they found the manhole cover missing from the Sector 36 market in the morning. He said traders of the market had put bricks around the uncovered sewer hole to prevent any mishap and had brought the matter before MC officials. A trader said MC officials visited the market in the afternoon and put the same cover again on the manhole. An MC official said soon after getting a complaint ❝ Kirron Kher, who is The party high If the party Everyone has I was born about to complete command will gives me a chance, a right to apply for and brought up in her first term, is decide on the I will accept it and if the ticket, but I the city and this is eyeing to contest a ticket. Our aim is to it names someone feel the party will the place where I second time. She ensure the win of else, I will support repose faith in cut my political is relying on having the candidate. that candidate me. teeth. Sanjay Tandon, Satya Pal Jain, Pawan Kumar Bansal, Manish Tewari, fulfilled certain CITY BJP CHIEF BJP LEADER FORMER UNION MINISTER CONG LEADER major demands. 2014 LS POLL RESULTS KIRRON KHER 1,91,362 | PAWAN BANSAL 1,21,720 | GUL PANAG 1,08,679 ❞ A manhole lying open after its lid was stolen; and (right) a worker puts the cover back at the spot at the Sector 36 market in Chandigarh on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MANOJ MAHAJAN regarding the missing manhole cover, they started a search and found the cover lying 400 metres away from the market. He said the cover had now been placed at its original place. Ajay Jagga, a member of the Chandigarh Heritage Cell, said it was strange that officials had not learn any lessons. He said there was an urgent need to start numbering of all manhole covers, designed by Le Corbusier. He said GPS tracking chips should be installed in the covers to keep a check on their movement. Heritage items have fetched record prices at auctions abroad. Manhole covers have been sold between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 15 lakh in the auctions. PAGE 6 MINERVA’S WOES CONTINUE, LOSE 2-0 TO BAGAN Police claim to have got some leads in ATM theft case, accused yet to be identified. Ramkrishan Upadhyay Art exhibition: DAAR group - Art exhibition at Punjab Kala Bhavan gallery; 11 am to 7 pm. PAGE 4 HAVE GOT SOME LEADS, SAY AMBALA COPS ❞ ❞ ❝I met party chief Arvind Kejriwal and was asked to prepare for the poll. AAP will have an edge. ❞ Harmohan Dhawan, AAP LEADER Gul Panag had contested from Chandigarh on the AAP ticket in 2014. She had polled 1,08,679 votes and was placed at the third position. (KHER HAD WON THE CHANDIGARH PARLIAMENTARY SEAT BY TROUNCING CONGRESS LEADER BY A RECORD MARGIN OF 69,642 VOTES) HSSC lodges FIR for fake job letters Panchkula, January 9 The Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) has got an FIR registered against a person for allegedly issuing three fake appointment letters for Group D posts. The Sector 5 police station registered the case under sections pertaining to cheating and forgery. It had come to the notice of the HSSC that Om Parkash Sharma issued fake appointment letters for posts of peon to Yogesh Kumar, a resident of Kaithal, and other candidates even though the result for the Group D posts had not been declared by the HSSC. “This letter has not been issued by the HSSC. This person (Om Prakash) is not working in the office of the HSSC and not attached with it by other means. The address of Om Parkash Sharma shown on the speed post is 24/1, Verification Department, HSSC, Sector 13, Panchkula,” the HSSC stated in its complaint to the police. — TNS the parking rates and the city becoming a paradise for vendors. On her personal front, the MP’s presence seemed to be lacking in the city. A recent incident in which firing took place during a party hosted by her political advis- er Sahdev Salaria in a disco has given ammunition to her rivals, in and outside the party, to attack her. The actress-turned-politician refused to comment on the race for the ticket. Tandon has also been trying Man hit by mobike, dies Graft-accused SI gives up at District Courts Chandigarh, January 9 A pedestrian was killed while another one was injured after they were hit by a speeding motorcycle on the road separating Sector 45 and 46 yesterday. According to the police, the complainant, Jarnail Singh, a UT constable residing in Sector 46, reported that he, along with his brother-in-law Sanjeev Kumar, was going towards the road separating Sector 45 and 46 when a motorcycle hit them. The biker lost control over the motorcycle and fell on road along with the pillion rider. The complainant and his brother-in-law were injured. They were taken to the GMCH-32 in a private vehicle. The police said the victim, Sanjeev, who was seriously injured, was declared brought dead. The victim, a native of Kaithal, Haryana, was supposed to catch an auto from Sector 46 for the bus stand from where he was to board a bus for Kaithal. The police said the motorcyclist had been identified as Parshant Nayak, a resident of Hoshiarpur district. A case has been registered. — TNS to take credit for the recent decision of the Union Cabinet to grant land to employees for the housing scheme. Tandon, who has the distinction of being the only president of a BJP unit in the continued on p3 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 9 UT Sub-Inspector Rajbir Singh, who has been accused of taking a bribe and escaping before CBI sleuths could nab him, surrendered before the District Courts at Sector 43 today. The UT police took the custody of the SI and arrested him in a case of attempt to murder registered against him on a complaint of CBI officials, who had alleged that the SI had tried to run over one of them while fleeing from the spot. The police had sought fiveday remand for him. However, the court remanded him in three-day police custody. The CBI had registered an FIR against the SI, who was posted as an additional SHO at the Sector 31 police station, and laid a trap on January 4. Sita Ram, who owns a meat shop at Hallo Majra, had complained that the SI was demanding a bribe of Rs 10,000 from his for not registering a case against his SI Rajbir Singh at the District Courts in Sector 43 on Wednesday. employee. A complaint of theft was received against his employee and three others. While three others had paid Rs 15,000 each, Sita Ram had paid Rs 5,000 only and the SI was demanding the remaining Rs 10,000. A trap was laid at Hallo Majra. The SI arrived in his car and allegedly took Rs 10,000 from Sita Ram. However, when CBI officials reached near the car, the SI accelerated it. It is alleged that the SI tried to run over a CBI official while fleeing following which he was also booked for attempt to murder. The defence counsel told the court that the SI escaped from the spot as he thought he was being attacked by someone. The defence counsel told the court that the SI later discovered that they were CBI officials. After escaping from the spot, the SI went to Mohali where his car broke down after which he left the car there. The next day, the car was recovered by the CBI. UBS touches new high, top package ~53 lakh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 9 University Business School (UBS), Panjab University (PU), broke its previous record today as the highest package in 2018-19 reached Rs 53 lakh per annum. In 2017-18, the highest package offered at the UBS was Rs 46 lakh per annum by Tolaram Group. In 2016-17, the highest package was Rs 15 lakh per annum — offered to three students by Religare Finvest. However, in 2015-16, the highest package was Rs 21 lakh per annum. Akash Rai (24), the recipient of the highest package from Tolaram Group in 2018-19, is from Ludhiana. He did his BTech in Electronics and Communication from Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana. He did his schooling from St Thomas Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana. “I will be posted in Nigeria as Area Sales Manager. I have accepted the offer,” he said. LUDHIANA LAD ACCEPTS TOLARAM GROUP OFFER Akash Rai (24), the recipient of the highest package from Tolaram Group in 2018-19, is from Ludhiana. He did his BTech in Electronics and Communication from Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana. He did his schooling from St Thomas Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana. “I will be posted in Nigeria as Area Sales Manager. I have accepted the offer,” he said. HIGHEST PACKAGES OFFERED IN 2018-19 UBS chairperson Prof Deepak Kapur gives details about the placements at Panjab University on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN His father Om Prakash Rai is an engineer with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and mother Kanchan Rai is a homemaker. His elder brother also did MBA. “I give credit to my teachers and the chairperson. They have always been supportive,” he said. Placements at UBS so far As far as 83 per cent students have got placed of the total 114. c m y b INSTITUTION University Business School (UBS) Punjab Engineering College (PEC) Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET) University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UICET) The placements are still on. “We are hoping to clinch 100 per cent placements this year as well,” said Prof Deepak Kapur, chairperson of the UBS. The average cost to company HIGHEST PACKAGE OFFERED ~53 lakh per annum ~39 lakh per annum ~12.02 lakh per annum ~10 lakh per annum ~9.37 lakh per annum (CTC) offered in 2018-19 is Rs 11.78 lakh per annum, a rise of 31 per cent, while the median salary offered is Rs 9.5 lakh per annum, a rise of 18.75 per cent. The average salary in 2017-18 was around Rs 9 lakh per annum and the median salary offered was around Rs 8 lakh. According to the statistics provided by the UBS, Rs 32.8 lakh per annum is the average CTC of the top 10 per cent students, Rs 21.5 lakh per annum is the average CTC of the top 25 per cent and Rs 15.7 lakh is the average CTC of the top 50 per cent students. “This shows recruiters consider the UBS a preferred brand. The packages offered at other Bschools have been declining. We offer the best salaries not only across the PU but in the entire city. Even if we compare ourselves with neighbouring IIMs like those in Jammu, Sirmaur and Amritsar, either we are better or on a par,” said Professor Kapur. The UBS prepares its students for both summer and final placements. “We mentor them in every class,” said Prof Meenakshi Malhotra from the UBS. continued on p4
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