07032019-CT-01.qxd 3/7/2019 1:19 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 7 MARCH 2019 | CHANDIGARH PANJAB UNIVERSITY GIRLS’ HOSTEL GETS OPEN-AIR GYM PAGE 2 Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Raj Kumar inaugurates an open-air gym at Girls’ Hostel No. 2. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF FLIGHT CANCELLED FOR THREE DAYS Mohali: Due to non-availability of airspace and operational reasons, the Air India flight (AI463/464) — DelhiChandigarh-Delhi — has been cancelled for three days from Thursday to March 9 at the Chandigarh international airport here. “All passengers can contact us at our local office for further information,” said MR Jindal, station manager, Air India, Chandigarh. TNS MOBILE SNATCHED IN SECTOR 47 Chandigarh: Two motorcycleborne miscreants snatched a mobile phone in Sector 47. According to the police, complainant Arvind Singh, a resident of Sector 47, reported that the miscreants snatched his mobile phone near Sampark Centre on March 5. The police were informed about the incident, who registered a case at the Sector 31 police station. TNS TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~68.31 ~64.43 PANCHKULA ~72.19 ~66.58 MOHALI ~72.88 ~67.19 WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH SEMINAR: Department of Community Education & Disability Studies, Panjab University, to organise a seminar on Gen Next Disability Inclusion ‘Towards DisableFriendly Chandigarh’ at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, PU; 10 am FOLK TREAT: Basant Girija Shree Society Folk music at Tagore Theatre; 6.30 pm. PLAY: NZCC Patiala – Play, ‘Avesley yudhan di nayika’, by Mehtab Arts Society at Navrang Theatre; 6.30 pm. PLAY: Lok Kala Cultural Society – Play, ‘Khidki band kar do’, at Mini Tagore Theatre; 6.30 pm. APNI MANDI: Sector 34, 56 and Ram Darbar MOHALI APNI MANDI: Phase 8 P’KULA APNI MANDI: Sector 5 PAGE 3 TWO MORE COMPLAINTS OF MOBILE THEFT AT ROSE FEST MANJIT SINGH BAGS GLORY IN INDIAN GRAND PRIX UT police receive two more complaints of pick-pocketing during Rose Festival at Leisure Valley. MAX 24°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23.5°C | MIN 11°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:25 PM PAGE 6 Asian Games gold medallist Manjit Singh wins 1500m gold in fourth leg of Indian Grand Prix. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:41 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Youth gunned down at Sector 49 flat Mystery shrouds boy’s death at Mullana Was a former student leader; 3 seriously injured as group of 6 armed youths attacks them; old rivalry suspected Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 6 A 24-year-old youth, a former student leader who was recently selected in the Haryana Police, was shot dead, while three others were seriously injured after a group of six youths barged into their rented flat in Sector 49 and opened fire on them this morning. The incident is said to be a fallout of an old rivalry between the two groups. The victim who was shot dead has been identified as Vishal Chhillar, a native of Rewari, Haryana, while the injured are Pankaj, Ashish and Meghal, who received blunt injuries. Sources said Vishal, a former student of DAV College, Sector 10, had arrived in the city to celebrate his selection in the Haryana Police. Vishal threw a party for his friends at the CHB flat. There were a few other people in the flat at the time of the incident. The sources said the suspects were aware that Vishal SUV VANDALISED, POLICE SEE A LINK An SUV (in pic) parked outside a house in Sector 15 was also vandalised by a few youths on Tuesday evening. Sources said four youths arrived and smashed the windscreen and windowpanes of the Fortuner, owned by a youth hailing from Haryana. The police suspect the incident has some link with the dispute between the two groups. SUSPECTS BELIEVED TO BE MEMBERS OF INSO CCTV FOOTAGE SHOWS i20 CAR, SIX YOUTHS The police have scrutinised the footage of CCTV cameras installed outside flats. A white i20 car and six youths running towards the car after committing the crime have been recorded in one of the cameras installed outside a flat a few blocks away from the flat where the incident took place. POWER STRUGGLE BEHIND CRIME? TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY In college, Vishal was a member of the Hindustan Student Association (HSA). He later left the HSA and joined INSO. Vishal remained the president of INSO at DAV College. Vishal later had some issue with INSO members after which he started staying with members of the HSA. A few days ago, he also had a fight with the suspects, who are said to be INSO members. ■ The UT police suspect a dispute over power struggle in a student outfit at DAV College is behind the incident. ■ Sources said Vishal had a dispute with Sudeep Pahal, one of the suspects, over the control of student outfit INSO at DAV College. The rivalry between Vishal and Sudeep turned ugly in the past few months. was in the flat following which they arrived there around 6.50 am. One of the persons, who was inside the flat at the time of the incident, said two of the suspects were carrying pistols, while the remaining were armed with sharp weapons. The miscreants shot Vishal, while the remaining three victims were attacked with sharp weapons. The police received information about the incident A cop examines the crime spot in Sector 49, Chandigarh. City slips on Swachh path, Mohali too; P’kula improves Policy paralysis, infighting in BJP to blame for UT’s 17-slot dip to 20 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 6 Policy paralysis, politics, infighting among BJP councillors, failure to start segregation of waste and lack of funds are some of the reasons which brought down the rank of Chandigarh in the Swachh Survekshan-2019. Moving down from the third rank last year, Chandigarh has been ranked the 20th cleanest city in the survekshan. Besides Chandigarh, Mohali also slipped in the rankings from the 109th spot to 153rd, while Panchkula improved its ranking and secured the 71st rank from the 142nd last year. The only consolation for the city was that it received the “Best State Capital/UT in Solid Waste Management” award this year. Winning cities and towns received awards from President Ram Nath Kovind in the presence of Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri at an Continued on page 6 KEY FINDINGS ■ Chandigarh ranked 20th among 4,237 cities. ■ Best city in capital cities’ category for solid waste management. ■ Three-star rating in municipal solid waste management ■ Chandigarh ranked 10th in ‘Million Plus City’ category. CITY SCORE: 3,787 OUT OF 5,000 Parameter ■ Service level progress ■ Certification ■ Direct A pile of garbage near Government Model High School in Mani Majra on Wednesday. PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN The fact ❝city has that the slipped to the 20th rank is a poor reflection of the way it has been treated and taken care of. Intense infighting in the local BJP has taken a toll on the development and upkeep of the city. ❞ — Pawan Kumar Bansal, CONGRESS LEADER SEE ALSO PAGE 3 observation and Swachhta app ■ Citizen feedback PROBLEM IN 8-MARK QUESTION IN P’KULA TOO Chandigarh, March 6 The Class XII Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) accountancy exam held today reportedly had “misprints”, which left students scratching their heads. The question paper took longer than usual and many students struggled to complete the exam. Angad Singh, a student, said, “The paper was very lengthy and some confusing questions made the calculations even more cumber- Rajni Mundepi, an accountancy teacher at The Gurukul School, Panchkula, said, “Question No. 16 of eight marks asked students to prepare a type of account, which is incorrect. It asked students to make realisation account (from a different chapter) instead of revaluation account.” Students were also taken aback when the English paper “inadvertently” missed choices on novel questions and they had to leave a question of six marks. some.”Another student, Anuj Batuba, said, “The paper was moderate and lengthy. There was already a confusion regarding the English exam and now again a problem arose in this exam. Each mark is important for us.” Mallika Kapoor, an accountancy teacher at St John’s High School, explained: “In Question No. 15 of 67/2, the balance sheet was given for March 31, 2018, and should have been an opening balance sheet of March 31, 2017. Total 1,250 1,250 1,250 1,250 not ❝I am but Isatisfied with the ranking, hope the MC performs well next year and secures the top position. ❞ — Kirron Kher, MP take ❝IIdon’tfull responsibility for it, but think it has anything to do with the stand I took for garbage collectors and did not allow them to work under the MC. We will improve next year. — Rajesh Kalia, MAYOR ❞ CBSE Class XII students face accountancy blues, courtesy ‘misprints’ in question paper Tribune News Service Score 1,129 500 1,120 1,038 The receipt and payment account for the year ending as March 31, 2018, had a payment of computers of Rs 10,00,000, dated October 1, 2018, which should have been October 1, 2017.” She added, “Due to this discrepancy, students could not comprehend the question and wasted precious time in attempting it.” Kapoor today sent an email to the CBSE requesting grace marks. “Since the question is carrying six marks, the marking scheme should be designed accordingly.” c m y b Patient jumps off GMSH building Chandigarh, March 6 A 21-year-old youth, who was admitted to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, was injured after he reportedly jumped from the fourth floor of the hospital building on Wednesday morning. The victim, Shammi, a resident of Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, was admitted to the hospital on March 4. Around 7.15 am, he jumped from the fourth floor following which he sustained head and spine injuries. He was attended to in the Emergency after which he was referred to the PGI.— TNS VICTIM SHOT IN THE CHEST, STOMACH The victim, Vishal Chhillar, was shot in his chest and stomach. The police said it was yet to be confirmed as to how many bullets were fired at the victim. around 7 am. They took the injured to the GMCH-32, while Vishal was rushed to the PGI, where doctors declared him brought dead. A team of the CFSL also visited the spot. The police said all suspects had been identified and a murder case registered against them at the Sector 49 police station. “Police teams are conducting raids in neighbouring states to nab the suspects,” the police said. Flats rented out sans police verification Residents of CHB Colony, Sector 49, claimed that many flats in the colony had been rented out to youths by flat owners without getting the mandatory police verification done. “Youngsters disturbing other residents by causing noise pollution is common,” said a resident. Police visited flat twice on Tuesday night The police had visited the flat twice on Tuesday night following a complaint of noise pollution by residents. The police asked all persons at the flat to maintain peace and left after issuing them a warning. Man killed in hit-&-run Tribune News Service Panchkula, March 6 In a hit-and-run case, one person was killed when a rashly driven unidentified car hit him after he alighted from an auto-rickshaw near Rally village at Sector 12 here today. The victim has been identified as Sanjay, a resident of Rally village. The victim’s friend, Sunder Lal, in his complaint to the police, said they had alighted from an auto-rick- shaw near Sector 12 on the Zirakpur-Kalka national highway and were proceeding towards their house. He said they had hardly moved some distance when a rashly driven car coming from the rear side hit Sanjay, causing fatal injuries. He said he took the injured to the Sector 6 hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. He said the driver of the unidentified car sped away from the spot. Ambala, March 6 A four-and-a-half-year-old boy died under mysterious circumstances at Mullana here today. The deceased has been identified as Sashank. The boy, a student of LKG at Arya Primary School, was taking an exam of drawing when all of a sudden Was taking exam when he started breathing heavily he started breathing heavily and his health started deteriorating. He was rushed to a private hospital from where he was referred to MM Hospital, Mullana, where he was declared dead. The Mullana police visited the hospital. It was being suspected that the minor might have consumed a wax colour. However, no such thing was observed in the postmortem. Some foam oozed out of his mouth, but the exact cause of his death is still not clear. Chander Shekhar, father of the deceased, is a labourer and had two sons. Sashank was his elder son. Dr OP Aggarwal of MM Hospital, said, “The viscera has been sent to Madhuban and the exact reason behind the death will become clear in the viscera report. Epilepsy can also cause foaming.” The body was handed over to the family after the postmortem.
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