04022019-CT-01.qxd 2/4/2019 12:57 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 4 FEBRUARY 2019 | CHANDIGARH PUNJABI SINGERS MESMERISE AUDIENCE AT YOUTH FEST Colourful performances mark Day 3 of the 34th National Youth Fest on Chandigarh University campus. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 2 CRPF BATTALION CELEBRATES 50TH RAISING DAY PAGE 4 KAVITA STRIKES SIX GOALS IN WIN AGAINST CHHATTISGARH Central Reserve Police Force’s 51st Battalion commemorates the golden jubilee of its raising. MAX 21°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20.6°C | MIN 8.2°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:01 PM PAGE 6 Kavita scores six goals as Hockey Chandigarh defeat Chhattisgarh Hockey 10-0. TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD SUNRISE MONDAY 7:11 AM FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TRIBUNE PHOTO: VIJAY MATHUR TDS move may cause public inconvenience Hit by tipper, 17-year-old biker dies Market Assns may shut public toilets, write to Mayor & Commissioner Nature’s frame Panchkula, February 3 A 17-year-old boy was killed after the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a rashly driven tipper on the BarwalaMoli road this morning. The deceased has been identified as Gaurav, a resident of Batod village. The police said Gaurav had gone to refill his bike with fuel at a petrol pump located on the Barwala-Moli road this morning when a rashly driven tipper hit his bike, resulting in serious injuries. Passersby informed the police, who immediately reached the spot. Gaurav was taken to the Civil Hospital here where doctors declared him brought dead. The police have registered a case against the unidentified tipper driver who fled the spot leaving the vehicle behind. The police have seized the tipper and launched a manhunt to nab the driver. Bhupinder Singh, father of the victim, said Gaurav was the only son in the family. He was a student of Class XII at Senior Secondary School in Barwala. Laxman Dass, sarpanch of Batod village, and other panchayat members had expressed grief over the demise of the boy. Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Morning walkers are pictured through a replica of Open Hand monument, a symbolic structure designed by the architect Le Corbusier, amid dense fog on the promenade of Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday. A thick blanket of fog enveloped several areas of Chandigarh causing visibility less than 50 metre affecting rail, air and road traffic. INBRIEF TWO BOOKED FOR THRASHING MAN Chandigarh: Two persons have been booked for thrashing a Sector 16 resident. According to the police, complainant Rahul Chaudhary alleged that Akshay Duhan, Ashwin Nain and others attacked him at a tavern in Sector 10 on January 30. The victim received injuries and was admitted to the GMSH-16 here. The police were informed about the incident following which a case has been registered at the Sector 3 police station and an investigation has been initiated. TNS ~5 LAKH LOOTED FROM BIKER Dera Bassi: Two-motorcycleborne miscreants looted Rs 5 lakh from a person in Dera Bassi.The incident took place when the victim, a resident of Rampur Sanian, was on his way back home after withdrawing Rs 5 lakh from a bank. Two miscreants reportedly intercepted the victim’s bike and thrashed him. They looted the cash and fled, said sources. The police have started investigations into the matter. OC Child, 4 others injured as gas cylinder catches fire Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 3 Five persons, including a 12year-old child, received burn injuries after an LPG cylinder caught fire at a house in Dhanas village here this morning. The gas that had accumulated in the room led to a blast. A total of five persons identified as Ram Singh (36), his wife Rashmi (26), mother Sona Devi (50) and two neighbours, Santosh Das (19) and Zharkhandi Das (12), received burn injuries. The police said information was received that there is a cylinder blast near Shama Dhaba, village Dhanas. The police reached the spot and found that the incident took place in room no 32 on the first floor of the building number 149. The police said Ram Singh changed the cylinder in the morning after which he was unable to fix the regulator, following which he called his neighbour Santosh. Santosh fixed the regulator. However, gas continued to leak, which went unnoticed. Mayor Rajesh Kalia enquires about the health of a victim at the PGI in Chandigarh on Sunday. A TRIBUNE PHOTO MAYOR VISITS SPOT Mayor Rajesh Kalia also rushed to the spot on his Activa scooter after he came to know about the incident. He then visited the PGI to meet the injured persons. When Rashmi lighted a matchstick to cook the food, the cylinder caught fire. The TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~66.76 ~62.49 PANCHKULA ~71.32 ~65.22 MOHALI ~76.58 ~66.24 WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH PUPPET PLAY: Department of UT Cultural Affairs - International puppet play ‘Oroboro’ by a group from Brazil at Tagore Theatre; 6.30 pm. DANCES: TFT Fest - Folk dances by Malwa Cultural Society at Navrang Theatre; 6.30 pm. FEST: MS Randhwa Fest Documentary ‘Journey of a moment in time’ by Raghurai at Randhawa Auditorium; 5.30 pm. APNI MANDI: Sector 34, Dadu Majra Swine flu claims one more life in Dera Bassi Toll reaches 3; awareness drive intensified Satinder Pal Singh Dera Bassi, February 3 With another death of swine flu patient, the menace of deadly disease continues in the Dera Bassi sub-division. After 70-year-old man, a resident of Mehmadpur, here, succumbed to the virus on Saturday, the number of deaths due to swine flu rose to three. According to information, the victim was admitted to the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on January 22 after he showed signs of swine flu following which his sputum samples were sent to the PGI for testing. The test report of his swab throat from the PGI confirmed the H1N1 infection, said sources. The victim was then shifted to a private hospital in Zirakpur on January 23 where he succumbed to the deadly virus on Saturday night. This was the third swine flu death in Dera Bassi. Earlier, a 23-year-old youth from Dandrala village, Dera Bassi, had succumbed to the H1N1 virus on January 29. Officials of the Health Department said they had given medicines to all those who came into contact of the deceased. The health authorities also conducted a survey in the area where the swine flu patient was living. Meanwhile, the health department has intensified an awareness campaign and teams of the department are visiting the rural areas to sensitise people about the disease and preventive measures. gas accumulated in the room led to a blast. People immediately informed the police after which the injured persons were rushed to the PGI, where they are undergoing treatment. The police said Ram Singh received more burn injuries. A DDR has been lodged at the Sarangpur police station. Man killed in road accident Dera Bassi, February 3 A 34-year old man died after he was allegedly hit by a car while crossing the highway near here on SunParwinder Singh day evening. The deceased has been identified as Parwinder Singh, a resident of Dera Bassi. The incident took place around 8.30 pm when Parwinder was crossing the National Highway. A car coming from the Chandigarh side reportedly hit him following which he sustained injuries. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi, where doctors declared him brought dead. The body of the deceased has been kept in mortuary for post-mortem which will be conducted on Monday. The police have registered a case against the car driver. —OC c m y b Chandigarh, February 3 As the Municipal Corporation has decided to deduct 20 per cent TDS on the charges given to market welfare associations for the maintenance of public toilets and increase working hours without any notice, most of the associations find it difficult to run these further. In letters given to the Chandigarh MC Commissioner and the Mayor, the associations have requested them to stop deducting the TDS and double the maintenance charges or they would have no option but to surrender these toilets. Anuj Kumar Sehgal, president of the Market Welfare Association, Sector 36, said deducting an amount of Rs 2,500 per month from the fixed charges would make it difficult for them to run the public toilets any more. He said the civic body had also increased working hours without taking them into confidence. Now, they had asked us to open toilets from 4 am to 10 pm. He said now they require Deducting an amount month from ❝fixed charges will makeofit~2,500 per us to run the the difficult for public toilets any more. The civic body has also increased working hours without taking us into confidence. Now, they have asked us to open toilets from 4 am to 10 pm. ❞ — Anuj Kumar Sehgal, PRESIDENT OF THE MARKET WELFARE ASSOCIATION, SECTOR 36 at least two employees to run the public toilets due to extended hours. With this amount, it was not possible for them to pay salaries to two employees. Earlier, toilets were opened during the market hours and one employee was able to run them. The Municipal Corporation handed over the maintenance of toilets to market welfare associations after the contract of the firm ended three years ago. Charanjiv Singh, chairman of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, said they had taken up the issue with the Commissioner and demanded to increase the maintenance charges to around Rs 24,000 per month so that they could run the toilets even after deducting the amount. He said it was continued on page 3 Tribune News Service
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