11032019-CT-01.qxd 3/11/2019 1:13 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 11 MARCH 2019 | CHANDIGARH PLAY HIGHLIGHTS PLIGHT OF WOMEN IN INDIAN SOCIETY PAGE 2 45,216 KIDS ADMINISTERED POLIO DROPS IN CITY Samvaad Theatre Group presents a poignant Hindi play, ‘Kesar-Nari ka Swabhiman’, at Tricity Theatre Fest. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY INBRIEF PURSE SNATCHED IN SECTOR 37 Chandigarh: In yet another case of snatching, a motorcycle-borne miscreant snatched a purse containing cash and valuables from a woman while she was returning home after purchasing vegetables in Sector 37. The victim, Meena, a resident of Sector 52, had gone to purchase vegetables on March 9. The incident took place when she was about to sit in the car. The purse that was snatched contained around Rs 20,000, a silver ring, a mobile phone and documents, including an Aadhaar card and a driving licence. The police said the victim failed to note down the registration number of the motorcycle. Sources said the miscreant threw the victim’s mobile in Sector 37, fearing that he might get caught. TNS LOW WATER SUPPLY Mohali: The water supply in the town will be hit on Monday due to repair work on the Kajauli waterworks grid. Anil Kumar, Executive Engineer, Water Sewerage and Sanitation Division No. 2, said water would be supplied at low pressure on Monday morning and evening in parts of the town, including Phase 1 to 7 and 9 to 11, Sec 70 and 71, Mataur and Shahi Majra villages and Phase 1 to 5 of the Industrial Area. There would be no water supply in the afternoon. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 37 B and C, 41 and Badheri village TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~78.67 ~67.67 PANCHKULA ~82.67 ~72.67 MOHALI ~79.67 ~66.67 WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH KATHAK DANCE: Pracheen Kala Kendra - ‘Kathak dance’ by Kartika Singh at Kendra’s Koser Auditorium, Sector 35; 4 pm. PLAY: NZCC Patiala – Play, ‘My Life my way’, by Roopak Kala and Welfare Society at Navrang Theatre; 6.30 pm. APNI MANDI: Sector 43 & 45 MOHALI APNI MANDI: Sector 70 PANCHKULA APNI MANDI: MDC SUNSET MONDAY 6:28 PM City gets poll ready for big day—May 19 6,19,619 eligible voters; 597 polling stations set up Tribune News Service Toll-free number 1950 launched for voters The department has set up a district call centre with 1950 continued on page 6 Chief Election Officer Ajoy Kumar Sinha addresses a press conference in Chandigarh on Sunday. PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR THE STATS Age group 18 to 19 20-29 30-39 40 to 49 50 to 59 60 to 69 70 to 79 80 plus Voters 12,094 1,45,567 1,57,548 1,28,561 91,614 51,391 23,759 8,802 Last date for filing papers APRIL 22 APRIL 29 Scrutiny of papers Withdrawal of nominations APRIL 30 MAY 2 Polling Counting MAY 19 MAY 23 ❝ It is good that the elections in Chandigarh have been fixed in the last phase as we will get more time for campaigning. I have already started campaigning. Kirron Kher, MP ❝ It doesn’t matter whether the elections are held in the first phase or the last phase. People of the city will vote on the basis of the performance of candidates. Pawan Kumar Bansal, FORMER MP was expecting the ❝Ihappened last time,elections in April as had but now that the elections are being held in last phase, we welcome the decision. Harmohan Dhawan, FORMER MP Mohali resident Om Parkash was hit by car in Sec 86 Tribune News Service Policemen inspect the spot where the body of an elderly man was dumped near Pukhri village in Kharar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Police register FIR against 33 persons, including government officials, for selling land fraudulently. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:36 AM Tutor ‘molests’ boy, thrashed Chandigarh, March 10 A 30-year-old tuition teacher was allegedly thrashed by the family of a 12-year-old boy for allegedly molesting the minor at his house this evening. Sources said the victim had gone for tuitions at suspect Balwinder Singh’s house at Ram Darbar, Phase 1. The police said on returning home, the minor started crying. The victim told his family that his tuition teacher kissed and touched him inappropriately. The police said kin of the victim went to the his house and thrashed him. They then informed the police after which the suspect was taken to the GMCH, Sector 32, for treatment. The police have registered a case.—TNS Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 10 Three months after four miscreants opened fire on the owner of GH Ornaments, a jewellery store at the NAC, Mani Majra, one of the suspects has been arrested by the UT police. The suspect has a criminal past with several heinous cases, including murder, registered against him in Haryana and Delhi. The suspect has been identified as Parveen Kumar, alias Molad (31), a resident of Sonepat district in Haryana. On December 4, victim Hanumant Bhosle, was standing outside the showroom on the first floor when the miscreants carrying pistols Biker hit by car, dies Chandigarh, March 10 A man was killed after the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a car near the Sector 17/18/8/9 light point. According to the police, complainant Manoj Kumar Yadav, a resident of Kansal village, Mohali, reported that a Swift Dzire car hit the bike being ridden by his uncle, Vinod Kumar, on March 9. The victim suffered serious injuries. He was rushed to the PGI where he later succumbed to his injuries. The car driver has been identified as Sudesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 4, Panchkula. He was arrested and later released on bail. —TNS Say they got no such intimation from Jet Airways; airlines claims they were informed in advance Akash Ghai Mohali, March 10 The cancellation of certain flights by Jet Airways left passengers, who were to travel to different destinations, including Delhi, Pune and Mumbai, high and dry here this afternoon. An official of Jet Airways claimed that the flights in question were cancelled a few days ago till March 30 due to operational issues, and all those who had bookings for the flights, had been informed about it well in advance. However, the pas- Passengers argue with the airlines staff on Sunday. RAVI KUMAR LEFT CLUELESS I have an international flight from Mumbai, but now I am clueless regarding what to do. I came to know about the cancellation of the Chandigarh-Mumbai flight only after coming to the airport. Sanjiv Kumar sengers at the Chandigarh international airport, who were over 30 in number, refuted all such claims. come here,” said one of the passengers. They were seen having heated arguments with officials of the airlines at ❝ “We got no information about the cancellation of the flights from the airlines; otherwise we wouldn’t have TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Having the last laugh Cricket fans share a light moment during the 4th ODI between India and Australia at IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Phase 9, Mohali, on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY P6 3 months on, 1 held for opening fire on jeweller Cancellation of flights has passengers livid Tribune News Service PAGE 4 KEY DATES Issue of notification Man who dumped body after mishap yet to be identified Mohali, March 10 The police are yet to identify the person who allegedly threw the body of an elderly person in a deserted place near Pukhri village in Sadar Kharar after hitting him with his car at Sector 86 here on Friday. The car driver had hit Mohali resident Om Parkash (66) with his car at Sector 86. He then took the victim, who sustained injuries, in his car continued on page 3 FIR REGISTERED AGAINST 33 IN BANUR LAND SCAM A total of 45,216 children immunised on Day 1 of the Pulse Polio Campaign under National Immunisation Day. MAX 24°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26.3°C | MIN 11.2°C Chandigarh, March 10 The UT Election Department has geared up for polling in the Chandigarh parliamentary constituency, scheduled for May 19. The Election Commission of India announced the dates for the Lok Sabha elections today, in which polling for the Chandigarh seat has been fixed in the last phase. With the announcement of the poll schedule, the model code of conduct has also come into force. Ajoy Kumar Sinha, Chief Election Officer, Chandigarh, while addressing a press conference, said 6,19,619 voters were eligible to cast their ballot in the elections, including 3,28,271 male and 2,91,329 female and the remaining transgenders. The number of service electors was 355. He said around 10,000 more applications were received since the list was prepared, which were being processed. Sinha said 597 polling stations had been set up in this constituency, of which 212 fell under the sensitive category. As per directions of the Election Commission, webcasting would be done in all polling stations. Around 3,500 employees had been deployed on election duty. PAGE 3 ❞ c m y b its office at the airport. Sanjiv Kumar, who had come to the airport to board the Chandigarh-Mumbai flight, said he did not get any such message from the airlines. “I have an international flight from Mumbai, but now I am clueless regarding what to do. I came to know about the cancellation of the flight only after coming to the airport,” said Sanjiv Kumar. Echoing similar sentiments, another air passenger, Anshika, she had a booking for the Chandigarh-Pune flight, which was scheduled continued on page 3 HAS CRIMINAL PAST The suspect has been identified as Parveen Kumar, alias Molad (31), a resident of Sonepat in Haryana. The suspect has a criminal past with several heinous cases, including murder, registered against him in Haryana and Delhi. arrived. The victim panicked and tried to run after which one of the miscreants opened fire on him. Bhosle managed to escape and locked himself inside his cabin. The suspects then escaped from the spot in a white Maruti Breeza. The police said during investigation, it was found that Parveen, one of the suspects, was lodged at Rohini jail in Delhi in a case under the Arms Act, registered against him on February 2. The UT police then sought his production warrant from the court. During interrogation, the suspect disclosed that he had been awarded life imprisonment in a murder case in Haryana. He said he was released on parole, after which he jumped the parole. The police said the suspect then again got involved in crime. “The suspect, along with his associates, had arrived at the jewellery store with a motive of robbery. However, they could not succeed,” said a police official. The UT police have sent teams to arrest the remaining three suspects in the case. Class X girl ends life Tribune News Service Ambala, March 10 A 15-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself with a ceiling fan in Nahoni village at Mullana last evening. She was reportedly depressed as she was not happy with her English exam Was depressed after English exam on Friday. The minor was a student of Class X at a government school. She was afraid that she might not get good marks due to which she took the extreme step when she was alone at home. Her parents found her hanging after they continued on page 6
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