02032019-CT-01.qxd 3/2/2019 12:54 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 2 MARCH 2019 | CHANDIGARH SOLO ACT DRAWS STANDING OVATION FROM AUDIENCE PAGE 2 Prashasthi gives a solo performance as protagonist in a play, ‘Dhoop Ka Ek Tukda’, at Tagore Theatre. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY INBRIEF TWO BOOKED ON CHARGE OF FRAUD CBSE CLASS XII EXAMS BEGIN TODAY WITH ENGLISH TEST MAX 20°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22.6°C | MIN 7°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:20 PM Chandigarh, March 1 The reduced rates of parking in the city will continue for the next three months as the General House of the Municipal Corporation has decided not to change the rates till the allotment of the new parking contract. The decision was taken at a meeting of the House held here today. It was also decided to form a committee of officers and councillors, which will frame the draft of the new terms and conditions. The draft will be discussed at a meeting of the House after the end of the poll code of conduct, which is Anoop Ram, the suspect Chandigarh, March 1 The local police today arrested Anoop Ram, a resident of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh, and seized over 4 kg of charas from his possession. The 32-year-old suspect hails from Godighat village and is a taxi driver. On Friday, as the city was on high alert, a team of the crime branch continued on page 8 A meeting in progress at the Municipal Corporation office in Chandigarh on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN likely to implemented soon. The issue was discussed at the meeting in which councillors gave their views. It was also decided that the MC will run the parking on its own by hiring employees from firms providing man- SECOND THEFT IN OVER 2 MONTHS Squadron Leader Aarti Singh, wife of Squadron Leader Siddharth Vashisht, who was among the six personnel killed in a chopper crash near Budgam in J&K, and other family members during his cremation at Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Friday. PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI P2 Centre approves 250-bed geriatrics centre at PGI Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 1 The Union Cabinet has approved a 250-bed Geriatric Care and Rehabilitation Centre at the PGI, which will be a boon for those aged 60 and above as they will get medical services under one roof. Expected to come up at a cost of Rs 469 crore, it is touted to be the first such centre in the country. It will have a ground floor plus six storeys. DM and MD courses in geriatrics will also be started at the centre to produce specialist doctors, giving a major push to academics in this field. According to officials, ultrasound, CT scan, blood tests and other facilities will be made available at the centre for elderly patients. They will also get dedicated OPD and emergency services at this centre. It will save them time ❝The unique geriatrics centre will be a boon for senior citizens requiring hospitalisation and it will provide state-ofthe-art tertiary care medical services to the suffering humanity. ❞ Prof Jagat Ram, PGI DIRECTOR and the hassle of visiting different departments in the premier hospital. Amitabh Avasthi, Deputy Director, Administration, PGI, told Chandigarh Tribune, “We had been continuously following it up with the Centre for the past one year. The PGI has taken a lead in this field in the region and it will be the biggest asset for it. The elderly population is increasing and with this centre, we will be able to take better care of them.” Once the formalities are completed, the project will be set up with a deadline of three years and three months near the Gol market at the PGI. Of the total Rs 469 crore, an amount of Rs 291 crore has been earmarked for civil works, including five-year annual maintenance, Rs 90 crore for equipment and Rs 88 crore for manpower. At present, elderly patients are managed by various departments at the PGI. There are no dedicated beds for them. The centre will provide affordable healthcare of better quality to them and will also help in carrying out research activities in geriatrics. 5 months on, no repair work yet Road near Amravati gave way after water was released from Kaushalya Dam Sanjay Bumbroo Tribune News Service Panchkula, March 1 Five months on, the damaged stretch on the Zirakpur-Pinjore highway near Amravati Enclave is yet to be repaired, causing harassment to commuters, especially during rush hours, and delaying the laying of a pipeline for supplying water to Panchkula. The company responsible for the maintenance of the road has not been able to invite tenders for the repair of the damaged portion on the National Highway No. 22, that caved in due to excessive release of water from Kaushalya Dam on September 24 last year. The water supply pipeline running along the road from Kaushalya Dam to Panchkula was also damaged as earth caved in. A 250-metre stretch of the road was damaged. FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Tribune News Service Senior citizens to get quality care under one roof Cabbie held with charas TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD power to other divisions. The MC had yesterday decided to reduce the parking rates for all lots by half — Rs 5 for two-wheelers and 10 for four-wheelers — except at the parking lots near Elante Mall, Fun Republic and Sector 34 where the prevailing rates will continue. The MC had earlier decided to charge Rs 10 for two-wheelers and Rs 20 for four-wheelers when it took over the parking lots after cancelling the agreement with M/s Arya Toll Infra Ltd, which was running 25 paid parking lots and a multilevel parking in the city, but reduced these later. ~25K taps stolen from Divya Yog Mandir WHAT’S ON PANCHKULA APNI MANDI: Sector 14 SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:49 AM Tribune News Service CHANDIGARH ~68.03 ~64.08 PANCHKULA ~72.10 ~66.41 MOHALI ~72.59 ~66.83 MOHALI APNI MANDI: Phase 8 Haryana Health and Sports Minister Anil Vij opens kisan rest house, office of marketing board at Ambala Cantt. MC to set up panel to draft terms of new parking contract DIESEL APNI MANDI: Sector 40, 43 & 49 PAGE 8 Pay less to park for 3 months Teary tribute TRICITY FUEL PRICES CHANDIGARH HUMOUR FEST: Cultural Affairs UT and Tagore Theatre Society - Jaspal Bhatti Humour Festival at Tagore Theatre; 6.30 pm HEALTH MINISTER VIJ OPENS REST HOUSE IN AMBALA CANTT The Central Board of Secondary Education Class XII examinations to start on Saturday. Kharar: The police have booked Amandeep Kaur and Ravi Rana, both residents of New Swaraj Nagar, for committing a fraud with Harpreet Kaur of Hosiarpur on the pretext of providing her visa. A case has been registered against the suspects under Sections 406, 420 and 120-B of the IPC. The complainant alleged that the suspects neither provided her visa nor refunded a sum of ~2.11 lakh to her. OC PETROL PAGE 2 The damaged stretch on the Zirakpur-Pinjore highway near Amravati Enclave. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR The authorities had diverted traffic from Pinjore to Panchkula on the other side of the road, while the traffic going from Panchkula was diverted on the service lane to avoid traffic jams. However, there is traffic chaos dur- ing the morning and evening when employees go to office and return home. Himalayan continued on page 8 c m y b Panchkula, March 1 Divya Yog Mandir in Sector 7 here continues to be on the radar of thieves as a thief made off with taps worth Rs 25,000 on the intervening night of February 28 and March 1. Earlier in December 2018, a thief had decamped with sanitary items worth Rs 40,000. Earlier in December 2018, a thief had decamped with sanitary items worth ~40,000. In both cases, the thief was captured on CCTV cameras. In the present case, the CCTV footage showed that the thief struck between 12.20 am and 12.35 am and removed taps within 15 minutes. . In both cases, the thief was captured on CCTV cameras. In the present case, the CCTV footage showed that thief struck between 12.20 am and 12.35 am and removed taps within 15 minutes. Dharminder Abrol, a yoga teacher, said the CCTV footage had been provided to the police. He said despite providing the CCTV footage of the thief, the police had failed to solve the earlier theft case and within two months, another theft had taken place at Divya Yog Mandir, situated on the border of the NAC, Mani Majra and Sector 7, Panchkula. Abrol said the second theft of a similar nature in two continued on page 8
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