08032019-CT-01.qxd 08-03-2019 00:34 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 8 MARCH 2019 | CHANDIGARH CLASS X CBSE MATHS EXAM EASY, SAY STUDENTS Class X students heave a sigh of relief after the maths exam, come out of examination hall with happy faces. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF 24-YEAR-OLD GIRL COMMITS SUICIDE Zirakpur: A 24-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Dhakoli here on Wednesday night. The deceased has been identified as Kavita Rawat, a resident of Krishna Enclave, Dhakoli. The police said Kavita took the extreme step when she was alone at home. She had got engaged three months ago and her family members had gone to the house of their daughter’s in-laws for some work. The incident came to light when they returned home and Kavita did not respond to their calls and knocks on the door. They broke open the door and found Kavita hanging from a ceiling fan. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared her brought dead. No suicide note was found. The police have initiated inquest proceedings in the matter. OC TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~68.31 ~64.33 PANCHKULA ~72.19 ~66.48 MOHALI ~72.88 ~67.09 WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH CULTURAL NIGHT: ‘Shakti’Devotional music by Dr Monika Soni and kathak dance by Dr Mansi Saxena at Tagore Theatre; 6.30 pm. PLAY: NZCC Patiala - Play ‘Satt Beganey’ by Chandigarh School of Drama at Navrang Theatre; 6.30 pm. PAGE 2 PLAN FOR MULTI-LEVEL PARKING ON SHALIMAR GROUND IN SEC 5 Youth was shot thrice, suspects still at large Tribune News Service Woman falls off bike, dies Dera Bassi, March 7 A 50-year-old woman was killed after she fell off a mobike being ridden by her son near Amlala village here last evening. She has been identified as Jaswinder Kaur, a resident of Panchkula district. The victim, along with her son, was on her way towards Nangal from Kakrali village, Dera Bassi. The bike bumped into a pothole after which Jaswinder fell off. She was taken to the Civil Hospital where doctors declared her brought dead. — OC ‘KHIDKI BAND KAR DO’ HAS A DIG AT PATRIARCHAL SOCIETY Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran decides to change the plan of a commercial area in P’kula Sector 5. MAX 24°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24.9°C | MIN 10°C Chandigarh, March 7 The 24-year-old youth, a former student leader, was shot thrice, that led to his death, the UT police said after the victim’s autopsy today. The assailants, who had shot the victim, are still at large. Vishal Chhillar, a former student of DAV College, Sector 10, who had remained the president of INSO, a student party, was shot dead at a rented flat in Sector 49 yesterday morning. Three of his friends were also attacked with sharp weapons. The assailants had arrived in an i20 car at the flat and attacked the victims. Four suspects have been identified as Sudeep Pahal, Ramdeep, Satnam and Rahul. Sources said the police had taken the permanent addresses of a few suspects in the case from DAV College. Police teams carried out raids in Haryana and Punjab to PAGE 3 Victim Vishal Chhillar (inset), who was shot dead in Sec 49. nab them. The sources said Aman, who had opened the door of the flat when the miscreants arrived and escaped from there, was also under suspicion. The call detail records of all suspects are being scrutinised by the UT police. The police, meanwhile, handed over the victim’s body to his kin after the postmortem. SUNSET FRIDAY 6:26 PM Boy killed as tipper hits cart Dera Bassi, March 7 A nine-year-old boy was crushed to death under the wheels of a tipper, while another one sustained injuries when the cart the duo was sitting on was hit by the vehicle near Kakrali village here last evening. The deceased has been identified as Pardeep Kumar and the injured as Rajesh Kumar, both residents of Kakrali village. The police said Pardeep Kumar and Rajesh Kumar were sitting on the cart when a loaded tipper, which was coming from the Ramgarh side, hit them. Pardeep was crushed under it, while Rajesh sustained injuries and was rushed to a hospital in Panchkula. The tipper driver fled from the spot. The police said deceased’s uncle Arjun Parsad, who works as a scarp dealer, was riding the cart and had stopped midway for some work and parked his cart on the roadside when the mishap took place. — OC Stray cattle claims 26-yr-old biker’s life Chandigarh, March 7 A 26-year-old youth riding a motorcycle was killed in a mishap caused by a stray cattle that came in front of the bike all of a sudden near the Dadu Majra light point last night. The accident took place when the victim, Vinod Kumar, a resident of Dadu Majra, was returning home from Sector 39 after having dinner at his brother’s house. A stray cattle came in front of the motorcycle due to which the youth lost control over the bike and rammed into an electricity pole. He fell on the road and suffered serious injuries. A local resident, who was taking a stroll in a nearby park, informed the police after which a PCR vehicle reached the spot. The victim was taken to the PGI, where doctors declared him brought dead. The victim was an employee at a petrol pump in Sector 38. — TNS CLOSING CEREMONY: Closing ceremony of the 51st Central Revenue Sports Meet-2019 at Sports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh; 2 pm APNI MANDI: Sector 24, 46 MOHALI APNI MANDI: Sector 68 and Nayagaon PANCHKULA APNI MANDI: Sector 21 16 SIs among 36 cops shifted Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 7 As many as 36 police personnel — 16 sub-inspectors, four ASIs, six head constables and 10 constables — were transferred by the UT Police Department today. The sub-inspectors who were transferred include Ashok Kumar, who was transferred to the traffic wing from the Sector 24 police post. Shiv Charan, who was posted at the crime branch, has been posted as the in-charge of the Sector 24 police post. Juldan Singh, who was the in-charge of the Sector 22 police post, has been posted as the in-charge of the Burail police post. Satnam Singh, who was the in-charge of the Burail police post, has been posted as the in-charge of the Sector 22 police post. Chander Singh, who was the in-charge of the Sector 43 continued on page 5 c m y b PAGE 5 Hindi play ‘Khidki Band Kar Do’ staged at Tagore Theatre, highlights the plight of a divorcee woman. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:40 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Stinking toilets, garbage mess pushed city down SWACHH SURVEKSHAN RESIDENTSPEAK Had the city tried seriously for a five-star garbage-free city rating, it would have scored an additional 450 marks. This would have taken the city score to 4,237 (3787+450), which would have been next to Ujjain, ranked fourth with 4,244 marks, and ahead of the NDMC, which had 4,191 marks in the survey. ❝ Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 7 The poor condition of over 300 public toilets in the city and mess in the garbage collection system led to the fall in the ranking of the city from the third position to the 20th in the Swachh Survekshan-2019 . Despite being aware that the ministry had included the star rating certification in the competition in which garbage-free status was a distinctive feature, the MC failed to get its act together. While the performance of the MC was satisfactory in the other three components — direct observation, service level progress and citizen feedback, it failed miserably in the star rating. The city got 500 marks out of 1,250 in the certification component. Vinod Vashisht, convener of the City Forum of Residents Welfare Organisations, said a five-star garbage-free certification alone would have helped Chandigarh bag the fifth all-India rank. “Had the ❞ — Vinod Vashisht, CONVENER, FORUM OF RESIDENTS’ BODIES WITH MORE FOCUS ON KEY AREAS, CITY COULD HAVE DONE BETTER city tried seriously for a fivestar garbage-free city rating, it would have scored an additional 450 marks. This would have taken the city score to 4,237 (3787+450), which would have been next to Ujjain, ranked fourth with 4,244 marks, and ahead of the NDMC, which had 4,191 marks in the survey,” he said. Chandigarh scored 3,787 out of 5,000. The Chandigarh MC applied for the three-star rating, but it even failed to get it and the third-party observer gave only two-star rating, which came as a shock for the civic body. The ministry had fixed 250 marks for the ODF++ tag, which the city failed to get. A city can claim the ODF++ tag if at any point of the day not a single person is found defecting or continued on page 3
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