17022019-CT-01.qxd 17-02-2019 00:50 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 17 FEBRUARY 2019 | CHANDIGARH ALUMNI WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE AT PUNJAB ENGG COLLEGE The global annual alumni meet of PEC attended by more than 650 delegates along with their spouses. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF SWINE FLU CLAIMS COP’S LIFE Kharar: Tarsem Singh, who worked as a Head Constable at the Mullanpur Garibdass police station, died of swine flu on Friday. According to Rajesh Hastir, Station House Officer (SHO), Mullanpur Garibdass, he had fallen ill a few days ago and was admitted to a private hospital in Kurali. He was discharged from the hospital after treatment but fell ill again. Tarsem was taken to a hospital in Sohana. On diagnosis, he was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh, for treatment, where he breathed his last. OC PAGE 2 CHANDIGARH TRAFFIC POLICE CAUGHT ON THE WRONG FOOT PAGE 3 Traffic police personnel issue challans for violation of six traffic rules to a youth driving e-bike. MAX 22°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21.7°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:12 PM A government job is considered coveted one by many, but doctors in Punjab seem to have an aversion for it. SUNRISE MONDAY 7:01 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Have street food at your own risk: PGI study 90 per cent vendors don’t wash their hands with soap; 80% have poor food hygiene in Chandigarh Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 16 Have street food at the risk of your own health as a PGI study has found that 90 per cent vendors do not wash hands with soap and 80 per cent have poor food hygiene in Chandigarh. A total of 400 random street food vendors were interviewed in the research. It came to light that 80 per cent vendors have poor food hygiene, which means they have long nails and long hair. They were accepting currency notes with the same hands they were cooking without washing or using gloves. Sanitation was also not proper around their work station. Even minimum standards of hygiene were not adopted. The research also found that only 10 to 12 vendors were washing their hands properly. Even those washing their hands were not using soap. Ninety per cent of them did not have dustbins. Around 95 per cent vendors do not use aprons, caps and gloves. “There is no information 400 VENDORS INTERVIEWED A total of 400 random street food vendors were interviewed in the research. It came to light that 80 per cent vendors have poor food hygiene, which means they have long nails and long hair. They were accepting currency notes with the same hands they were cooking without washing or using gloves. Sanitation was also not proper around their work station. on street food safety under his guide Dr Sonu Goyal and co-guide Dr Amarjeet Singh. The study further found that about 40 to 50 per cent vendors do not wash vegetables. It was also estimated in the study that about 1/5th of the city population consumes street food in any form. Food safety among vendors in periphery like Mani Majra and Dadu Majra here is comparatively bad. “For every vendor, gloves, aprons and caps should be must as these come for a continued on page 6 about the source of ice that the vendors use. If not used hygienically, ice can lead to food-borne diseases. Stuff like ‘momos’ chutney should be consumed within four hours. Food temperature is also not maintained and there was ignorance about food storage among vendors,” said Dr Kumar Pushkar, who is doing PhD MC to recover ~60-lakh penalty from contractor Water supply to be hit for 2 days Man murdered over ~500 in Hallo Majra WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH CONFERENCE: Punjabi Lekhak Sabha - World Punjabi Conference at Punjab Kala Bhavan; 10 am DOGRI PLAY: TFT National Fest - Dogri play, ‘Macbeth - The Crown of blood’, by Natraj Natya Kunj Cultural Society, Jammu, at Navrang Theatre; 6.30 pm APNI MANDI: Sector 34 and Dadu Majra MOHALI APNI MANDI: Dasehra Ground, Phase 8 TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~66.92 ~62.85 PANCHKULA ~71.58 ~65.467 MOHALI ~76.71 ~66.48 P’KULA ROTARY REVAMP Sanjay Bumbroo Tribune News Service Panchkula, February 16 After dismissing six contractual employees and recommending chargesheet against seven employees, the Panchkula Municipal Corporation has now decided to recover Rs 60 lakh as penalty from the contractor. According to sources, the civic body has written to the Local Bodies Department seeking permission to recover Rs 60 lakh as penalty from the contractor. The contract to refurbish 8 roundabouts in the city was allotted for Rs 2.84 crore and the MC has already made a payment of Rs 1.93 crore to the contractor. The inquiry committee constituted by the MC Adminis- trator-cum-Commissioner had submitted the report to the Commissioner recently. The committee, including Administrative Advisor Davinder Gupta, Assistant Engineer (Electricals) Mrinal Jailwal, Technical Consultant Jagdish Kumar and Horticulture expert Manu Singh, in its 180-page report had recommended penalty on the contractor. The committee in its report had accepted that the construction of roundabouts was not carried out as per the detailed notice inviting tender (DNIT). The committee had pointed out flaws in its report about difference in rates for the same river stones purchased for various roundabouts. For Geeta Chowk roundabout of Sector 5-6-7-8, the contractor had purchased river continued on page 4 c m y b PAGE 4 DOCTORS PREFER PRIVATE OVER GOVERNMENT SECTOR Water supply will be disrupted in Chandigarh on February 18 and 19. On Monday, there will be normal water supply from 4 am to 8 am, while there will be no water supply from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. On Tuesday, water supply will be at low pressure from 4 am to 8 am and 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The Municipal Corporation has made arrangements to supply water through tankers. Residents can call the MC for free water tankers. — TNS CHANDIGARH: Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 16 A 25-year-old man was allegedly murdered over a monetary dispute in Hallo Majra here. The deceased has been identified as Mithilesh of Hallo Majra. Brijesh Kumar (19), an auto driver and a resident of Hallo Majra, alleged that he parked his auto in front of a shop to purchase some spare parts around 9 pm yesterday. Mechanic Arun, alias Rani Mukherji, asked Kumar to remove his auto from in front of the shop. He further asked Kumar to return his due amount of Rs 500. In his complaint, Kumar stated that he rang up his brother Mithilesh to bring the money. In the meantime, Mukherji called up five to six youths at the spot. Mithilesh, continued on page 5 Ex-Air Force official shoots himself dead Tribune News Service Mohali, February 16 A retired official of the Indian Air Force allegedly shot himself dead with a Karnail Singh .12 bore rifle at his rented accommodation in Sector 69 here today. The victim, Karnail Singh (74), who hailed from Raipur village near Chamkaur Sahib, was said to be unwell. According to the police, the incident took place this afternoon. “He shot himself in his abdomen with the help of his foot. The police recovered two shells from the spot. They have ruled out any foul play in the incident. The victim suffered two bullet injuries in his abdomen,” said Inspector Rajiv Kumar, Station House Officer of the Phase 8 police station here. The police claimed that the victim could not hear and speak due to some accident, which took a few years ago. The victim is survived by his wife and three children. All of his children are settled abroad. According to Inspector Rajiv Kumar, the body has been kept in the mortuary.
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