11022019-CT-01.qxd 11-02-2019 00:46 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 11 FEBRUARY 2019 | CHANDIGARH CBSE RELEASES VIDEO FOR STUDENTS TO BEAT STRESS PAGE 2 CBSE releases video asking students to stay away from medicines to improve memory during exams. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF 2 JUVENILES HELD FOR SNATCHING Chandigarh: Two juveniles were apprehended for snatching a mobile phone and a purse from a person. Complainant Rajesh, a resident of Mauli Complex, had reported that three unknown persons snatched his mobile phone and purse near Railway Colony at Mauli Jagran village on February 9. Later, two juveniles, aged 14 and 16, were apprehended in the case. Both of them were sent to Juvenile Home, Sector 25. TNS TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~66.52 ~62.50 PANCHKULA ~71.18 ~65.23 MOHALI ~76.44 ~66.25 WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH SAROD RECITAL: Pracheen Kala Kendra Sarod recital by Pandit Prabhat Kumar at Koser Auditorium; 6 pm. PLAY:Chandigarh Sangeet Akademi Punjabi play, ‘Bibi Sahiba’, at Tagore Theatre; 6.30 pm. DANCE CONCERT: TFT National Fest – Classical dance concert ‘Avartan’ and tabla recital by Ustad Fazal Qureshi at Navrang Theatre; 6.30 pm. Mandi: Sector 43 and 45 MOHALI Mandi: Sector 70 UNDERAGE DRIVING COMMON SIGHT ON DERA BASSI ROADS MAX 19°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 18.4°C | MIN 7.4°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:07 PM Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service (From left) A video grab shows BJP councillor Farmila (in red shawl) arguing with Mayor Rajesh Kalia; holding the mike and pointing it towards the Mayor; and a person pacifying her at a function at Shahpur Colony in Sector 38 (West) on Sunday. BOTH SUBMIT COMPLAINTS AGAINST EACH OTHER Councillor Farmila denied the allegation that she attempted to hit the Mayor and said she just snatched the mike from the Mayor as he was using “insulting language” in his speech. The Mayor alleged that she not only tried to hit him, but also used derogatory language for him. The Mayor and Farmila later lodged complaints against each other with city BJP president Sanjay Tandon and party incharge Dinesh Kumar. gathering. Local BJP leaders had organised a function in the colony and had invited Tandon, Mayor Rajesh Kalia and local councillor Farmila to raise their issues before them. The ruckus started soon after Tandon left the venue. When Kalia started his speech, Farmila stood up and started moving out of the venue. Seeing her going out, the Mayor requested her to stay and raise the issues, which reportedly angered her. Both of them engaged in a verbal duel in front of the public, which was recorded by some leaders. In the video, that was circulated on the social media, Farmila was seen snatching the mike from the Mayor and trying to hit him. However, some leaders prevented her from doing so. Farmila said how could a woman tolerate her insult in front of the public. She On way to take part in a marathon, their minibus was hit by Skoda Tribune News Service The minibus and the car that were involved in the accident. organised by a bank, was to be flagged off. Sources said the Skoda car Panchkula, February 10 A couple was assaulted by unidentified youths near the Sector 10-11 light point when the couple and their nineyear old son were returning home around 3 am today. Karandeep Chopra, a resident of Sector 11, received injuries as one of the assailants attacked him with a belt on the head. The victim was taken to the Civil Hospital for treatment. Chopra said they had gone to Mohali to meet one of his friends from where they went Continued on page 5 Tribune News Service hit the rear door of the BSF vehicle following which it overturned. The Skoda car Had asked traffic violator to show licence Chandigarh, February 10 A head constable of the UT traffic police had a narrow escape after a motorist drove the car for over 200 meters with the cop holding on to the bonnet today. The traffic cop had tried to challan the driver, for stopping car on the zebra crossing at the Sector 44/45/51/52 light point. Sources said the motorist, driving a white Maruti Alto bearing a Ludhiana number, stopped the car on the zebra crossing at the traffic light. Head constable Shashi Bhushan, who was on duty at the light point, asked the driver to show his driving licence. However, the driver started arguing. The traffic cop was wearing a body camera with which he clicked the picture of the car. In the meantime, the traffic light turned green and the driver accelerated. The cop, who was standing in front of the car, in a bid to save himself, jumped on the bonnet. The motorist drove for about 200 metres and then stopped the car, giving a little time to the traffic cop to get down from the bonnet. As soon the traffic cop got down, the driver accelerated again and escaped from the spot. The police were informed FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Panic grips Dadu Majra Colony as youths open fire Tribune News Service 13 BSF personnel hurt in mishap Chandigarh, February 10 Thirteen BSF personnel, who were going to participate in a marathon, were injured when their minibus overturned after being hit by a recklessly-driven Skoda car at the Sector 8/9/17/18 light point this morning. The Skoda driver escaped from the spot, leaving the vehicle behind. Police officials said the BSF personnel were heading towards the Chandigarh Club from where the marathon, TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Thrash 2 persons in full public view Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 10 A UT constable was seriously injured after a 22-year-old motorcyclist, with two pillion riders, hit him outside Panjab University (PU) this afternoon. The constable suffered injuries, including a fracture. According to the police, head constable Ram Bhaj and constable Satwinder were on duty on the road separating Sector 14 and 25 when a motorcycle with three persons riding on it came from from the Dhanas side. Continued on page 3 SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:05 AM Farmila rubbishes charge; infighting in BJP gets murkier as video goes viral Traffic cop dragged on bonnet for 200 m Tribune News Service Fine bowling by the CAG helps the side register a win against Air India in Atray cricket championship. Councillor ‘tries to attack’ Mayor Chandigarh, February 10 Infighting in the city unit of the BJP turned murkier after a woman councillor of the party, Farmila, reportedly tried to assault Mayor Rajesh Kalia with a mike at a public function at Shahpur Colony near Dadu Majra today. Farmila denied the allegation and said she just snatched the mike from the Mayor as he was using “insulting language” in his speech. The Mayor alleged that she not only tried to hit him, but also used derogatory language for him. The Mayor and Farmila later lodged complaints against each other with city BJP president Sanjay Tandon and party incharge Dinesh Kumar. The incident occurred 10 minutes after Tandon left the venue after addressing a PAGE 6 BOWLERS GUIDE CAG TO WIN IN CRICKET CHAMPIONSHIP The menace of underage driving is now fast assuming startling proportions on Dera Bassi roads. Car-borne youths assault couple in P’kula Cop hit by bike, suffers fracture PAGE 4 CAR CAUGHT ON BODY CAMERA Sources said the motorist, driving a white Maruti Alto bearing a Ludhiana number, stopped the car on the zebra crossing at the traffic light. Head constable Shashi Bhushan, who was on duty, asked the driver to show his driving licence. The traffic cop was wearing a body camera with which he clicked a picture of the car. In the meantime, the traffic light turned green and the driver accelerated. The cop, who was standing in front of the car, in a bid to save himself, jumped on the bonnet. The motorist drove for about 200 metres and then stopped the car, giving some time to the traffic cop to get down from the bonnet. about the incident and the vehicle number was provided to them following which a case has been registered at the Sector 34 police station. Reminder of 2014 incident In 2014, a traffic constable was hit by a car at the Sectors 17/9 roundabout after he signalled the driver, who was on his mobile, to stop. The car dragged the constable, who jumped on the bonnet, to a distance of about a kilometer. A passerby had also made a video of the incident. c m y b was also badly damaged. Passersby rushed to the rescue of the personnel. The police were informed about the accident. All injured were rushed to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16. The police said while 12 personnel were discharged after first aid, another one, Satyawan, who had more injuries, was admitted to the hospital as he suffered a serious back injury. “The vehicle is owned by a Continued on page 5 said when the Mayor was using insulting words for her, she snatched the mike to express her point of view. Tussles between Farmila and Kalia are not new. Farmila was also in the race for the post of Mayor, but the party chose to field Kaila. Farmila had supported another party councillor Satish Kainth, who contested against Kalia. While Kainth refused to budge, Farmila later supported Kalia under party pressure. Fly Dubai from February 16 Mohali, February 10 After remaining temporarily suspended for two months, the Chandigarh-Dubai flight is all set to resume from the city on February 16. The flight, which is being operated by Indigo, will first take off from Dubai on February 16 and land in the city in the morning. It will take off from the city in the afternoon. The flight is fully booked for the first day of its resumption. The airlines had suspended the flight for two months on December 15 keeping bad weather in mind. — TNS Chandigarh, February 10 Panic gripped Dadu Majra Colony after some youths, who had arrived in a Mahindra Bolero and two other cars, escaped after opening fire this evening. They left the Bolero at the spot, which was impounded by the police. Sources said the miscreants arrived outside a liquor vend at the colony entry gate. They thrashed two persons in full public view. Soon, a large number of people gathered at the spot following which the miscreants opened fire and escaped from the spot. The police were informed about the incident following which teams, including cops from the crime branch and the operation cell, visited the spot. UT SSP Nilambari Jagdale also reached the spot soon 5 ROUNDS WERE FIRED ■ Sources said five rounds were fired by the miscreants, but fortunately, no one received bullet injuries. ■ The miscreants escaped towards Sector 38 (West). The police cordoned off the area and carried out a search there. after the incident. Several police teams were constituted to look for the miscreants. Local residents were terrified after the incident. The two youths, who were assaulted by the miscreants, were taken by the police to Government Multi-Specialty Continued on page 3 UT SSP Nilambari Jagdale inspects the crime spot at Dadu Majra Colony on Sunday night; and (top) the Bolero that was left behind by the miscreants. TRIBUNE PHOTOS
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