12012019-CT-01.qxd 1/12/2019 12:40 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 12 JANUARY 2019 | CHANDIGARH SUPREME COURT DISMISSES PLEA AGAINST PGI STAFF PAGE 2 Apex court dismisses SLP filed by the Centre against the PGI Medical Technologists Association. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY INBRIEF OMVIR SINGH TO BE NEW UT DIG Chandigarh: Omvir Singh will be the new DIG of the UT police. He will replace OP Mishra, a 2002-batch AGMUT-cadre officer. The transfer orders of Omvir Singh were issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday. Omvir Singh is a 2004batch AGMUT-cadre officer, who is at present posted in Delhi. Ravi Kumar Singh, a 2012batch IPS officer who was posted as the SP (Operations, Vigilance and Crime), has been transferred to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. TNS ~1.76 LAKH, THREE MOBILES STOLEN Chandigarh: An amount of Rs 1.76 lakh and three mobile phones were reportedly stolen from a room at Ram Darbar. The police said the complainant, Jitender Kumar Shah, who has rented a room in a building at Ram Darbar, Phase II, reported that someone stole the cash and three mobile phones from his room on January 3. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to noon: Parts of Sector 7, 8, 9, 16, Cricket Stadium, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22 and Elante Mall TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~65.50 ~60.10 PANCHKULA ~70.16 ~62.92 MOHALI ~74.89 ~63.53 2 MORE HELD IN MULLANPUR CARJACKING CASE New parking this year | Nod to 170 more posts Chandigarh, January 11 A day after the Punjab and Haryana High Court widened the scope of a writ petition to minimise difficulties faced by patients coming to the PGI from adjoining states, the institute today informed the Bench that a digital slot system for outdoor patients had already been conceived. Besides, 170 additional posts of teaching staff had been sanctioned. Of these, the recruitment process to fill 134 posts had commenced. A fivestoreyed parking lot, too, had been prescribed. Appearing before the Division Bench of Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu, the institute’s Deputy Director (Administration) submitted that only 550 posts of teaching staff were sanctioned to begin with. However, more posts were sanctioned with the efforts of the Administration. The last date for receipt of applications was February 6. The Deputy Director also told the Bench that the pilot DIGITAL DISPLAY OF SLOTS BY AUGUST 15 The PGI Deputy Director (Administration) told the Bench that the pilot project for digital display of slots for outdoor patients would be made functional by August 15 to regulate the number of patients in the OPDs. He said the multi-level parking lot proposed near the existing parking lot in front of the New OPD would also be completed this year. . project for digital display of slots for outdoor patients would be made functional by August 15 to regulate the number of patients in the OPDs. He said the multi-level parking lot proposed near the existing parking lot in front of the New OPD would also be completed this year. Speaking for the Bench, Justice Sharma asserted that it had, in larger public interest, widened the scope of the petition to mitigate troubles faced by patients coming to the PGI from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. Justice Sharma added that the PGI was primarily a research-oriented institute. The doctors would get sufficient time to undertake research work as per the objectives of the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Act, 1966, with the effective introduction of the slot system. Justice Sharma also expressed the hope that the posts would be filled by March 31. “We have taken judicial notice of the fact that patients and their attendants face a lot of difficulties while parking their vehicles in the institute…. We place on record our appreciation for the sincere efforts made by the Deputy Director (Administration) in continued on page 3 WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH THEATRE ARTS: Music concert ‘Ikk Sham Punjabi Ghazal de Naam’ by singer Sunil Dogra; Mini Tagore Theatre; 5.45 pm CONCERT: By Pt Subhash Ghosh and Shiv Sameer; Tagore Theatre; 6.30 pm QUIZ: Inter-school quiz-2019 at GGDSD College-32; 10 am WORKSHOP ON MEDIEVAL COINAGE: Govt Museum & Art Gallery; 11 am to 3 pm EVOKE YOUTH SUMMIT: Chandigarh University; 9 am to 4 pm ADOPTION DRIVE: Chandigarh-based group ‘Home for Paws’ to start series of adoption drives to encourage adoption of ‘desi’ dog breeds; Sukhna Lake cafeteria; 3 pm to 5 pm LOHRI WARMTH: Lohri celebrations at Chandigarh Organic Farmer’s Market; parking opposite Horse Riding Club adjacent to Sukhna Lake; Noon to 3 pm APNI MANDI: Sector 40, 43 and 49 MOHALI WORKSHOP: Free workshop on AutoCAD, Solidworks and ANSYS Workbench; CAD Skills Software & Industrial Training Institute, Phase 11; 11 am to 4 pm OATH CEREMONY: Oathtaking ceremony of newly elected sarpanches and panches; Sports Stadium, Sector 78; 10.45 am c m y b PAGE 8 Aditya Chauhan caps off his impressive run in tennis tournament with triple titles. SUNSET SATURDAY 5:42 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:20 AM Slot system already conceived: PGI to HC Tribune News Service TRIPLE TITLES FOR ADITYA IN TENNIS TOURNAMENT Mohali police arrest the remaining two accused in the Mullanpur carjacking incident. MAX 18°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21.5°C | MIN 8.2°C Saurabh Malik PAGE 8 TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARH TRIBUNE Victim’s fiance to undergo DNA test Satinder Pal Singh Dera Bassi, January 11 A 16-year-old girl, who was allegedly impregnated by her fiance, has given birth to a baby girl at the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh. The accused, Parmod, alias Sajan, a native of Bihar, was arrested by the police from Zirakpur in October last year. A case in this regard was registered under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC at the Dera Bassi police station. RAPE CASE:Minor had delivered baby girl on December 25 Khushpreet Kaur, the investigating officer of the case, told The Tribune that the police had got a production warrant of Parmod, who was currently lodged in the Patiala jail, for undergoing a DNA test to find out the paternity of the child, born to the 16-year-old girl on December 25. She said blood samples of the victim and her baby had been taken and these would be sent to a forensic science laboratory where the DNA profiling would be done. The incident had come to light continued on page 8 Securitymen stand guard outside the court after the judgment in the Chhatrapati murder case against the Dera Sacha Sauda chief and three others in Panchkula on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR Lessons learnt, followers of dera don’t show up Security blanket was in place as P’kula court convicted Ram Rahim Sanjay Bumbroo Tribune News Service Panchkula, January 11 Apparently taking a cue from the “treatment” at the hands of the police and paramilitary forces in August 2017, no dera follower turned up in Panchkula today where the special CBI court pronounced the judgment in the journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati murder case. Even Naam Charcha Ghar in Sector 23 across the Ghaggar wore a deserted look as no follower turned up there. Only three caretakers of Naam Charcha Ghar were seen along with a few policemen, who had been posted there to keep tabs on any possible gathering of dera followers. One of the supporters of the dera said on condition of anonymity that they were followers of the dera and not of any individual. He said the law should take its own course, adding that they would not support those who had done anything wrong. He said dera followers were not ready to risk their lives again as families of those killed in the violence in 2017 had not received any compensation from the dera or the government. At least 36 persons had been killed during the violence after the pronouncement of the judgment against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Though there were reports from the security agencies that no dera follower from the tricity or from neighbouring states would come to the city, continued on page 2
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