12032019-CT-01.qxd 3/12/2019 12:24 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 12 MARCH 2019 | CHANDIGARH PANJAB VARSITY SYNDICATE SETS STAGE FOR SHOWDOWN PAGE 2 MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT TO HIT MAJOR PROJECTS IN CITY Panjab University Syndicate will take up as many as 25 issues listed on its agenda at its meeting on March 16. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF HIV POSITIVE MAN ENDS HIS LIFE MAX 24°C | MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22.2°C | MIN 13.3°C 5.8 mm rainfall in city SUNSET TUESDAY 6:28 PM TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm : Parts of Sect 34-C TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~68.47 ~64.17 PANCHKULA ~72.29 ~66.48 MOHALI ~72.81 ~67.02 WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH CLASSICAL VOCAL: Pracheen Kala Kendra Sangeet Sammelan ‘Classical vocal’ by Pandit Venktesh Kumar at Tagore Theatre; 6.30 pm. PLAY: NZCC Patiala - Play, ‘Madari’, by Utsav Kala Manch at Navrang Theatre; 6.30 pm APNI MANDI: 29, 56 and Dhanas MOHALI APNI MANDI: Sector 71 PANCHKULA APNI MANDI: Sector 15 SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:35 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Hotel manager held for dentist’s gang rape Tribune News Service Vehicles move during rain in Chandigarh on Monday evening. Rain kept its date with the city as the weatherman recorded 5.8 mm of rainfall. According to the Met Department, the weather is expected to be cloudy on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, on Thursday, there is again a forecast for rain and thundershowers. SEE ALSO PAGE 3 Panchkula, March 11 The local police arrested a hotel manager for the gang rape of a dentist in Panchkula today. The FIR for the gang rape was registered against four persons yesterday after the victim, aged around 25, recorded her statement at the PGI. “We have made one arrest so far. The suspect is Vikram, who works as a hotel manager in Zirakpur,” said Inspector Ajit Singh, SHO of the women police VICTIM HAD TO BE ADMITTED TO PGI 6-year-old hit by bike, dies According to the victim, they met at a hotel in Sector 11, Panchkula, where she was administered drugs through an injection. Suspect Vikram’s friends were also present there. She said all four took turns to rape her. Her condition deteriorated and she had to be admitted to the PGI. station, Sector 5, Panchkula. He said they got a call from the PGI that a girl was recuperating and wanted to file a complaint. After recording her complaint, the FIR was registered. made ❝Wesohave The one arrest far. suspect is Vikram, who works as a hotel manager in Zirakpur. ❞ Inspector Ajit Singh, SHO, WOMEN POLICE STATION, SECTOR 5, P’KULA Vikram was a friend of the victim. According to the victim, they met at a hotel in Sector 11, Panchkula, where she was allegedly administered drugs through an continued on page 6 Poll code not to hit Sector Biker killed in hit-and-run 48 hospital: High Court Tribune News Service Says it won’t come in the way of providing equipment, staff Saurabh Malik Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 11 The Punjab and Haryana High Court today made it clear that the election code would not come in the way of providing equipment and staff in the newly established 100-bedded hospital in Sector 48. As the case on making healthcare services in Chandigarh more robust came up for hearing, Justice Rajan Gupta’s Bench was told that the hospital had been inaugurated, but the equipment and staff were yet to be provided by the authorities concerned. Justice Gupta’s Bench was also told that a requisition had been sent to the Government of India for providing the staff. Appearing before WHAT BENCH WAS TOLD As the case on making healthcare services more robust came up for hearing, Justice Rajan Gupta’s Bench was told that the hospital had been inaugurated, but the equipment and staff were yet to be provided by the authorities. . the Bench, counsel for the Union of India submitted that he would seek instructions from the Secretary, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, before apprising the court of the progress, if any. “Needless to observe that Akash Ghai Tribune News Service A hoarding near the YPS in Mohali on Monday. PHOTO: VICKY the judicial precedent in respect of the implementation of the orders, despite the election code would be taken into consideration,” Justice Gupta asserted. Before parting with the order, Justice Gupta also took note of the fact that an intensive care unit at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, too, was fully functional. The case will now come up for further hearing in April first week. Justice Gupta’s Bench was earlier told that a high dependency unit was functioning at the Sector 16 hospital. The Bench was also told that a shortage of doctors was being felt with the augmentation in medical facilities, following which requests had been sent to the states of continued on page 6 Mohali, March 11 While the Mohali administration has issued orders to remove all billboards, posters, flexes and other such material carrying photos of politicians in the district following the implementation of the model code of conduct that came into force yesterday, the orders are yet to be carried out. During a random survey in the evening, a team of Chandigarh Tribune found several advertisement display boards, having photos of various political leaders, including the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, at prominent places in the township. Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra confirmed that orders to remove of all such hoardings continued on page 3 ‘Modicare’ fails to reach out to all Only 6,741 families of the total 71,278 provided PMJAY cards in the city Sandeep Rana Chandigarh, March 11 As many as 64,537 families named in the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC), 2011, who had to get the benefit under the Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission are either untraced or unreached in Chandigarh. Informally touted as “Modicare”, it could, till today, provide PMJAY cards only to 6,741 families against the total of 71,278 families listed in the 2011 survey in the city. Those listed in the survey are With no check on sale despite a ban, youngsters in Patiala getting addicted to e-cigarettes and flavoured hookahs. 3 at large; victim says she was administered drugs Hoardings stand tall despite DC’s orders Tribune News Service PAGE 4 SALE OF E-CIGARETTES GOES ON UNABATED IN PATIALA Among other projects, inauguration of an underpass in Sector 17 likely to be delayed due to poll code. Chandigarh: A 38-year old man, who was HIV positive, reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Chandigarh. The victim’s wife told the police that her husband was HIV positive and was under stress for a long time. The victim was working in the Health Department. The police said the victim’s wife had furnished documents, which confirmed that her husband was HIV positive. No suicide note was found. The victim is survived by his wife and two children. The police have shifted the body to the mortuary at a local hospital and initiated inquest proceedings. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN PAGE 3 ‘HELPING THE NEEDY IN A BIG WAY’ This scheme is helping the needy in a big way. There are some teething issues and we are resolving these. We have been setting up special camps to reach out to people to register them. We are also carrying out verification on our own to find out those who either do not want to get themselves registered or do not stay here now. We will send this report to the Centre for clarity. Dr G Diwan, DIRECTOR, HEALTH SERVICES, UT ❝ ❞ THE ‘HEALING TOUCH’ IN FIGURES Total families under SECC Identified families PM letter delivered Beneficiaries generated 71,278 23,687 21,487 6,741 provided Rs 5 lakh insurance per family per year by the Centre. After various changes and verification, 23,687 families were identified in Chandigarh and their names were sent to the Centre. A letter from the Prime Minister was finally delivered for 21,487 households. However, till today, only 6,741 families have got their cards. UT health officials attributed the low percentage of those getting enrolled to migration, lack of availability of documents and people continued on page 3 c m y b Chandigarh, March 11 In a hit-and-run case, a 19year-old youth was killed after his motorcycle was hit by an unknown car. According to the police, complainant Ramesh Kumar reported that an unknown vehicle sped away after hit- ting a motorcycle being ridden by Rohit Singh, a resident of Ram Darbar, Phase 1, on March 10. The accident took place near the Gurdwara light point in Sector 47. The injured was rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, where doctors declared the victim brought dead. The police have registered a case under Sections 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing hurt by an act endangering the life or personal safety of others) and 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC at the Sector 31 police station. The victim was an employee of a company at Dadu Majra. Tribune News Service Ambala, March 11 A six-year-old boy was killed after being hit by a motorcycle in Saha block of Ambala today. The deceased has been identified as Ronak, a resident of Hanuman Colony, Saha. The minor, a student of Class I, was on the way to his school. As he reached near the grain market, a speeding motorcycle reportedly hit him. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantonment, where he was declared dead. The motorcycle-borne man, Anil, a resident of Saha, also got injured in the accident and is undergoing treatment at MM Hospital, Mullana. Ronak was the only brother of three sisters. The body was handed over to the family after a postmortem. The Saha police have recorded the statement of Sanjeev Kumar, Ronak’s father, in connection with the case.
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