07022019-CT-01.qxd 2/7/2019 1:08 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 7 FEBRUARY 2019 | CHANDIGARH HARYANA TO LAUNCH EXPRESS BUS SERVICE FOR STUDENTS Haryana Government plans to introduce express bus service for students in Panchkula. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY INBRIEF CAR VANDALISED IN MALOYA Chandigarh: Unidentified miscreants vandalised a car at Maloya village on the intervening night of February 5 and 6. Sources said the police received information around 1.40 am about the car being set on fire. They reached the spot and found that the windowpanes of an Alto car had been broken and someone had set the body cover of the car on fire. The police said the car owner, Balwinder Singh, claimed that he did not have suspicion on anyone. The police said they were scrutinising the footage of CCTV cameras installed in the area. TNS MAN HELD FOR BEATING NEPHEW Chandigarh:A Mani Majra resident has been arrested for allegedly thrashing his 11-yearold nephew and forcing him for child labour. According to the police, a complaint was received by the women helpline regarding a minor being beaten up by his uncle. Counsellors swung into action and reported the matter to the police after which the child was rescued. The police arrested the minor’s uncle, Salman, a resident of Gobind Pura, Mani Majra. Varinda Sharma, counsellor, women helpline, submitted a police complaint following which a case was registered. TNS PAGE 2 ROAD SAFETY WEEK A MERE EYEWASH IN MOHALI MAX 19°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23.4°C | MIN 9.9°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:03 PM PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~66.62 ~62.45 PANCHKULA ~71.18 ~65.18 MOHALI ~76.44 ~66.20 road, ~20K found missing Chandigarh, February 6 The decomposed body of a woman, aged around 35, was found under mysterious circumstances last night at her house in Mani Majra where the victim and her husband had shifted around 15 days ago. The police suspect the victim’s husband, who is at large for the past few days, murdered her. The police said they received information around 11 pm about foul smell emanating from a room at a house in Shanti Nagar. The police visited the spot and found the door of the room open. On entering the room, they found the decomposed body of a woman covered with a quilt. Blood was oozing out of her mouth and nose. The police said according to the house owner, Mahinder Chand, a couple, accompanied by a child, had taken the room on rent last month. The couple had not given any identity proof to the landlord though he had handed over a tenant verification form to them. During the investigation, it was found that neighbours had A CFSL team comes out after inspecting the crime spot at Shastri Nagar in Mani Majra on Wednesday. A TRIBUNE PHOTO COUPLE HAD HIRED ROOM LAST MONTH The police said according to the house owner, Mahinder Chand, a couple, accompanied by a child, had taken the room on rent last month. The couple had not given any identity proof to the landlord though he had handed over a tenant verification form to them. seen the victim for the last time on February 3. “Neither the victim nor her husband was seen by the neighbours after February 3,” said a police official. The police said they had sus- picion that the victim’s husband murdered her and escaped. “The victim’s husband was probably working with a private security agency as men’s shoes and a cap, which is worn by private security guards, was found from the room,” said a police official. A team of the CFSL also inspected the crime spot. The body was shifted to the mortuary at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16. The police have initiated an investigation at the Mani Majra police station. People use a temporary bamboo bridge to cross a waterlogged area in Chanderpuri. DEV DUTT SHARMA Life on edge for residents of this colony at Ambala Drainage missing, residents make do with temporary bridge Nitish Sharma Tribune News Service rain. Initially, we kept crossing the waterlogged area, but one day my children were bitten by a snake after which we decided to build a temporary bridge. We have paid nearly Rs 20,000 rent since for the bamboo,” said Shamlal. “Things get more difficult when someone is sick as doctors don’t come here. Recently, I had to use a truck tyre tube as a boat to take my wife to a doctor. Children miss school and get injured due to the same reason,” he said. Ashwini Sharma, a local Swine flu claims another life APNI MANDIS Chandigarh: Sector 34, 56 and Ram Darbar Mohali: Phase 8 City civic body prepares ~1,257-crore budget Road re-carpeting, strengthening infra top priorities Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 6 The local Municipal Corporation has prepared a budget of Rs 1,257 crore for 2019-20, which is around Rs 400 crore more than the budget approved last year. Sources said Rs 466 crore had been placed under the capital head, while Rs 791 crore had been kept under the revenue head. The MC will spend the maximum amount of Rs 171 crore on roads and infrastructure. The MC has planned re-carpeting of roads, which was not done last year due to paucity of funds. Besides, Rs 50 crore will be spent on the augmentation of water supply and Rs 30 crore on strengthening the sewerage. From the capital head, Rs 63 crore will be spent on solid waste management and Rs 28 crore on the development of villages. The civic body has demanded Rs 1,026 crore grant-in-aid from the Chandigarh Administration. The MC has fixed a target of generating an income of Rs 276 crore through various means. Though the Chandigarh HOW THE MC WANTS TO SPEND THE FUNDS Major heads Buildings and roads Water supply Sewerage Storm water Amount 120 50 30 5 Zirakpur, February 6 The district health authorities reported one more death due to swine flu today. A 27year-old youth was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Zirakpur. Later, he was shifted to the GMCH, Chandigarh, after his condition deteriorated. His test report confirmed swine flu after which he was shifted to an isolation ward, where he succumbed to the deadly virus today. We got him cremated as per the guidelines of the Health Department,” said a doctor on condition of anonymity. Health officials said they had found 12 persons who were in contact with the victim. — OC resident, said, “Children and old people face a lot of inconvenience during rain as roads remain waterlogged for days. Earlier, water used to be diverted towards the fields of Machonda village, but farmers there have created a blockade as the water used to damage their crops. Not only roads, trees have also suffered damaged due to continuous waterlogging. We live in constant fear of diseases. A drain should be constructed at the earliest.” continued on p6 Chandigarh, February 6 An 18-year-old youth and a juvenile, who used to steal two-wheelers for joyrides and also used to commit snatchings on the stolen two-wheelers, have been nabbed. The police have recovered 14 twowheelers, which were stolen from different parts of the city, and nine mobile phones from the suspects. A team, led by Inspector Ranjodh Singh, SHO of the Sector 36 police station, nabbed Pardeep Kumar, a resident of Dhanas, and a 16year-old boy. SSP Nilambari Jagdale said the suspects used to steal two-wheelers using a duplicate key for joyrides. They later started snatching mobile phones from pedestrians on the stolen two-wheelers. The suspects in police custody along with the stolen vehicles and mobile phones in Chandigarh on Wednesday. MANOJ MAHAJAN “The suspects used to abandon the vehicles after the fuel finished,” the SSP said. The police have recovered seven Activa scooters and seven motorcycles on the disclosure made by the suspects. The two-wheelers were stolen from different parts of the city. Major heads Electrification of dark spots Solid waste management Infrastructure in villages Basic amenities in villages Amount 25 63 28 17 * amount in crores Administration has approved Rs 375 crore for the MC for the next fiscal, it is expecting more from the Administration in the coming year, which is due as per the recommendations of the Fourth Finance Commission. The budget will first be discussed at a meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC), to be held next week, and then it will get the final approval from the General House. Tribune News Service PLAY: TFT Fest Comedy play, ‘Lottery’, by Theatre Arts at Navrang Theatre; 6.30 pm. FEST: MS Randhwa Fest - ‘Nrit Sandhya’ at Randhawa Auditorium; 5.30 pm. FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE 14 vehicles recovered; were also involved in snatchings PUPPET PLAY: Department of UT Cultural Affairs International puppet play, ‘The legend of Lorry Lynch’, by a team from Ireland at Tagore Theatre; 6.30 pm. CHANDIGARH Chandigarh, February 6 A 60-year-old man was reportedly murdered by two unknown persons on the road separating Sector 10 and 11 yesterday. The victim, a native of Himachal Pradesh, had come to the city with a patient, who was admitted to the PGI. The victim, identified as Guljari Ram, a resident of Barsar in Himachal, was found on the road with stab injuries. The victim was admitted to the PGI, where he succumbed to his injuries. During investigation, it was learnt that the victim was carrying around Rs 20,000, which was found missing. “Robbery seems to be the motive behind the murder,” said a police official. The police said the victim was last seen in the evening on February 4 with two unknown persons. CCTV footage of various places was gathered in which the victim is seen with two unknown persons. — TNS TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Juvenile among 2 arrested for two-wheeler thefts Ambala, February 6 The absence of the drainage facility at Chanderpuri, an unauthorised colony in Ward No.16, is the bane of Shamlal (40), a labourer, and his family members, who have been living in a house constructed in a low-lying area surrounded by stagnant water for the past several months. To reach the road, the family has built a temporary bridge using bamboo. “Water has been stagnant here since October following WHAT’S ON SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:09 AM Police suspect husband’s role, who is at large Man killed on Chandigarh: Due to desilting work at Kajauli, the water supply to the city will be affected. Today 4 am to 8 am Normal 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm Low TRICITY FUEL PRICES Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, win Panjab University inter-college softball meet. Woman found murdered in house at Mani Majra Tribune News Service PAGE 6 SECTOR 26 COLLEGE WIN SOFTBALL C’SHIP Road Safety Week observed by the Mohali police traffic wing appears to be a mere eyewash. WATER SUPPLY Tomorrow 4 am to 8 am Low pressure Mohali: The water supply to several parts of the town will remain affected for two days due to repair work. Among the areas that will be affected are Phase 1 to Phase 11, Sector 70 and 71, Mataur village and Shahi Majra, and the Industrial Area, Phase 1 to 5. According to Anil Kumar, Executive Engineer, the water pressure will remain low during morning hours, while the supply will depend on the availability of water in the evening on Thursday and Friday. PAGE 4 “Of the nine mobile phones, four were snatched from people in the city,” said a police official. The juvenile has been sent to Juvenile Home in Sector 25. The police said more vehicles were expected to be recovered from the suspects during the police remand. Improvement in the fire and emergency services is another area where the MC will spend Rs 5.70 crore. An amount of Rs 13 crore has been earmarked for the ward development fund, while Rs 17 crore will be spent on providing facilities at EWS colonies. The MC plans to increase its revenue by focusing on property tax. The MC had approved a budget of Rs 845 crore last year. Pinjore ultrasound centre sealed Tribune News Service Panchkula, February 6 The district health authorities today sealed an ultrasound centre at Khurana Hospital in Pinjore after finding irregularities. The centre was sealed after a committee constituted by the Health Department indicted the hospital authorities in its report. The Civil Surgeon, Dr Yogesh Sharma, said the ultrasound centre had been sealed and show-cause notices had been issued to the owner of the hospital and the ultrasound operator. He said the team constituted by the department, including the Deputy Civil Surgeon, Senior Medical Officer, in-charge of the Community Health Centre, Kalka, and nodal officers under the PNDT Act, had submitted its report. He said the department had found irregularities at the ultrasound system after checking the hospital records. Headed in right direction THEFT REPORTED FROM GODOWN Chandigarh: A theft was reported from a godown at Deep Complex, Hallo Majra. According to the police, complainant Ashok Bhumia reported that an unknown person stole 25 cans of formic acid (35 kg each), five bags of caustic soda (50 kg each) and 15 bags of soda ash (50 kg each) from the godown on February 5. A case was registered. TNS c m y b Students and women cops take part in a helmet rally as part of the ongoing 30th National Road Safety Week celebrations at the MCM DAV College for Women in Chandigarh on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN SEE ALSO P5
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