28012019-CT-01.qxd 1/28/2019 1:07 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 28 JANUARY 2019 | CHANDIGARH ILLEGAL VENDORS A PUT-OFF FOR VISITORS AT SEC 35 PAGE 2 Illegal vendors, poor sanitation and potholes are some of the problems at the Sector 35 market. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY HOLIDAY IN UT SCHOOLS TODAY The UT Administration has declared Monday (January 28) a holiday in all private and government schools. The announcement was made during the Republic Day celebrations at the Parade Ground, Chandigarh. MC TO GET TOUGH AGAINST ENCROACHERS IN MARKETS PAGE 3 Proposes hefty goods removal charges for violations; House to decide on January 30. MAX 18°C | MIN 5°C | YESTERDAY MAX 17.8°C | MIN 5.9°C SUNSET MONDAY 5:56 PM Senator falls to death at PU guest house PAGE 6 TARANPREET SHINES IN PATIALA’S HOCKEY WIN Taranpreet Kaur scores a brace as Hockey Patiala register a win against Hockey Assam to top Pool-C. SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:15 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARH TRIBUNE Hit by car, biker dies We are the best! Our Correspondent Victim was an asst prof at Govt College, Muktsar Tribune News Service WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH MUSICAL EVENT: CSNA and Pancham Society to present ‘Mukesh Ki Yadein’; Tagore Theatre; 5:30 pm CEREMONY: Bhagyatara Award Ceremony at Prof RC Paul Auditorium, PU; 10.30 am CONTEST: Poetry competition at Central State Library, Sector 17, on the topic ‘Noor-e-kitab’; from 1:30 pm to 5 pm APNI MANDI: Sec 43 and 45 TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~67.39 ~62.86 PANCHKULA ~71.82 ~65.58 MOHALI ~77.10 ~66.62 Chandigarh, January 27 Panjab University (PU) Senator Raghbir Dyal Bansal (51) died after falling from the first floor of the university guest house this morning. Bansal was staying in suit number 7 on the top floor of the guest house along with his wife and daughter. It is learnt that he had come down to the first floor. He was wearing a monkey cap. He accidentally fell from the first floor on his face. It was around 6 am. It was a cook in the kitchen, who raised the alarm. Dr Kamal Sharma, Syndic and Senator, was staying on the ground floor in room number 3. The door of his room opens towards the spot, where Bansal fell from the first floor. He heard the noise and opened the room to see Bansal’s face crushed and bleeding profusely. “I called up top officials of the PU. Bansal was shifted to the PGI immediately, where he was declared brought dead,” said Dr Sharma. His body was handed over The spot where Raghbir Dayal Bansal fell at the Panjab University guest house on Sunday. PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI WAS TO BE PROMOTED SOON ■ The victim, Raghbir Dyal Bansal, was an assistant professor at Government College, Muktsar. He was soon to his family members, who took it to Muktsar for the last rites. Though no one saw him falling, it is perceived that he After Dr Sidhu, Tewari officially joins poll race LS SEAT: Files plea for Cong ticket, plays on city connect Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 27 Two days after Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu staked her claim to the Congress ticket for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat, another contender from the Congress, Manish Tewari, a former Union Minister, has also jumped into the fray. Tewari, along with his supporters reached the Congress office in Sector 35 this morning and formally gave his application to Pradeep Chhabra, city Congress president, expressing his desire to fight the election for the seat. Tewari said he had submitted his application to serve the people as he was emotionally attached with the city, where he studied and where his father and mother worked. Though Tewari refused to comment on a similar application submitted by Dr Sidhu, he said every party worker had the right to apply for the ticket from anywhere, but the party high command was the final authority to decide on it. Former Union Minister Manish Tewari with city Congress chief Pardeep Chhabra at the party office in Sector 35. PRADEEP TEWARI CITY NEEDS MAJOR REFORMS, SAYS TEWARI to be promoted as associate professor. He is survived by three children and his wife, a government schoolteacher. One of his daughters is a junior resident doctor at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh. ■ PU postponed its Syndicate meeting slated for Sunday ■ Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh offered condolences to the Senator’s family. may have lost balance due to a stroke or dizziness. The family did not wish for a continued on page 5 Not a parachute candidate, says Dr Sidhu Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 27 After staking her claim to the Congress ticket for the city Lok Sabha seat, Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu has said she is not a parachute candidate. She said her childhood was spent in the city. She said she had applied from the woman quota of the party on the basis of her work. She said the party had internal democracy under which anyone could apply for the ticket. If given the ticket, she said she would definitely win the election and work day and night for the betterment of the city. Asked about possible opposition from the group of former Union Minister and continued on page 5 Manish Tewari said the city needed major reforms in the Municipal Corporation and the functioning of the Administration. He said there was a need to fix the tenure of the Mayor for five years. The city, he said, should not be treated as a recreation posting for bureaucrats. Tewari also wondered why no step was taken to create a Rajya Sabha seat for Chandigarh. He said there was a provision in the Constitution by which a Rajya Sabha seat could be created for a union territory. . He said he also remained an elected member of the AICC from Chandigarh. He said his father was a Professor at Pun- jab University, while his mother, Dr Amrit Kaur Tewari, worked as Professor continued on page 5 2 held with ~71.95L in demonetised notes Tribune News Service Panchkula, January 27 The Pinjore police today nabbed two persons and recovered Rs 71.95 lakh in old currency in the denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 from them. They have been identified as Vikramjit Singh, a resident of Kidwai Nagar, Ludhiana, and Karambir Singh, a resident of Bhutana village under the Samanabahu police station in Karnal. The police have also impounded their vehicle, a Brezza. They had come to Pinjore to deliver the currency to be exchanged with new currency. On a tip-off, the police laid a trap and arrested them with Rs 71.95 lakh in old currency. According to the investigating officer and in-charge of the Amravati police post, Sub-Inspector Mulk Raj, they had received a complaint from Vikramjit Tangri, also a resident of Ludhiana, stating that he, along with his friends, had gone to Shimla on a holiday and there he met Karambir Singh and became friends with him. One of Tangri’s friends was into the currency exchange business. Karambir asked him to get Rs 1 crore in old currency notes exchanged for which, he said, he would give a handsome commission. Tangri returned to Ludhiana and received a call from Karambir asking him to get his work done. Sensing trouble, Tangri informed the Panchkula police and later submitted a complaint to the Pinjore police. Mulk Raj said the complainant was asked to bring the accused to Pinjore with the old currency so that he could be arrested. On Saturday, the Pinjore police laid a trap at the entry gate of Amravati Enclave and continued on page 5 c m y b NCC cadets celebrate with an Air Wing officer after being awarded the best marching contingent trophy during the Republic Day celebrations at the Parade Ground in Sector 17, Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN P4 Zirakpur, January 27 A youth was killed after the motorcycle he was riding was allegedly hit by an unidentified car on the PatialaZirakpur stretch near the Azizpur toll plaza here on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Amneesh, a resident of Green View Homes, Zirakpur. The police said the incident occurred when the victim, along with one of his friends, Prince, was returning home after dropping their common friend at the Rajpura railway station. When the duo crossed the toll plaza at Azizpur continued on page 5 32-year-old held for burglaries in city A Delhi resident, he used to conduct recce in Skoda Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 27 A 32-year-old thief, allegedly involved in various cases of burglary, has been arrested by the UT police. He used to conduct a recce in his Skoda car and commit thefts at houses. A team, led by Inspector Ranjodh Singh, SHO of the Sector 36 police station, nabbed the suspect, Pawan USED TO SELL ITEMS IN DELHI; GETS POLICE REMAND After committing thefts, the suspect, Pawan Hooda, used to leave for Delhi and sell the stolen items to jewellers there. He was produced before a court, which remanded him in two-day police custody. . Hooda, a resident of Delhi. With his arrest, the police claim to have cracked four burglaries reported from the city. The police said earlier this month, the suspect had bur- gled a house in Sector 35 from where cash and documents were stolen. The police said the suspect was facing trials in several cases against him at the District continued on page 5 The accused in police custody.
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