13032019-CT-01.qxd 3/13/2019 1:09 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 13 MARCH 2019 | CHANDIGARH CBSE CLASS XII STUDENTS FIND CHEMISTRY PAPER EASY PAGE 2 Chemistry exam conducted by the CBSE brings relief to Class XII students as they find questions easy. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF FOETUS FOUND OUTSIDE HOUSE Chandigarh: A five-month-old foetus was found outside a house in Sector 22. According to the police, local residents noticed the foetus lying on the road on Monday, after which the police were informed. The police rushed to the spot and shifted the foetus to the mortuary at the GMSH-16. The police said the footage of CCTV cameras installed in the area was scrutinised, but no clue was found. “A CCTV camera installed near the house was not functional,” said a police official. The foetus was noticed by the residents around 7 am. The police are suspecting that the foetus was left there late at night. The police said they were checking with local hospitals to get information about the foetus. A case under Section 318 (concealment of birth by secret disposal of body) of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 17 police station. TNS TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~68.47 ~64.17 PANCHKULA ~72.25 ~66.27 MOHALI ~73.05 ~66.93 WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH Violin recital & dances: Pracheen Kala Kendra – ‘Violin recital’ by Ustad Asaghar Hussain and The Dance Trio to present ‘Kuchipudi, Kathak and Odissi’ dances at Tagore Theatre; 6.30 pm. Play: NZCC Patiala - Play, ‘Gypsy Khanabadosh’, by Daya Drishti Rang Manch at Navrang Theatre; 6.30 pm. APNI MANDI: Sector 15, 40 and 46 MOHALI APNI MANDI: Apni Mandi will be held at Sector 58 PANCHKULA APNI MANDI: Apni Mandi will be held at Sector 26 PAGE 3 TRADERS FEEL CHEATED AS PANEL REPORT GATHERS DUST Traders in Sector 26 and 7 feel cheated after UT allows partial covering of central courtyard in Industrial Area. MAX 25°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25.3°C | MIN 10.3°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:28 PM Traders question ‘faulty design’; nothing wrong, say MC officials Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 12 Stinking water on the roof of connecting passages in Sector 17 has become a nuisance for traders and visitors, who have raised questions over the “faulty design”. The Municipal Corporation has started the construction of connecting passages between showrooms in Sector 17 at a cost of over Rs 4 crore. The new passages are being constructed after dismantling the old ones, which had worn out over time and posed a danger. However, traders in the market said despite spending crores of rupees, the MC had failed to provide drainage on the roof. Subhash Kataria, a trader, said the MC had failed to provide drainage on the roof of the passages, which had resulted in the accumulation of water. He said rainwater had not only become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and flies, but would also lead to erosion of iron and concrete of the passages over time. He said it was due to the same reason that the passages were damaged earlier. The MC had dismantled many passages after they posed a threat to people. JPS Kalra, another trader, said no provision for light- Mohali MC fails to tackle stray cattle menace as a large number of animals can be seen at various places. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:35 AM Connecting passages raise stink in Sector 17 Stinking rainwater accumulated atop the roof of a newly constructed connecting passage in Sector 17; and (below) electricity wires being laid in the open in Chandigarh on Tuesday. MANOJ MAHAJAN ing had been made in the passages so far. He said when the issue was raised before MC officials, they carried out “ad hoc work” by laying wires in the open. Besides, the plinth of the passages had also increased due to which rainwater was entering their shops. MC officials claimed there was nothing wrong with the design. They said drainage would be provided soon. The tender for wiring had also been floated. Manoj Kumar Bansal, Chief Engineer of the Municipal Corporation, said he would look into the matter. PAGE 5 NO END TO STRAY CATTLE MENACE IN MOHALI TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Only 19 transgenders listed as voters in city Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 12 Even as transgenders have been given official recognition as the third gender, only 19 transgenders are registered as voters from the Chandigarh parliamentary constituency. In Chandigarh, 6,19,619 voters have been registered so far, including 3,28,271 male and 2,91,329 female, while the number of voters in the other category is only 19. The Election Commission of India allowed transgenders to vote under the “other” category in 2009, which was followed by a 2014 Supreme Court ruling that granted them recognition as the third gender. Earlier, transgenders would enlist either as male or female in official documents. Arjun Sharma, Joint Chief Electoral Officer, said they had been encouraging people, including transgenders, to come forward and get themselves registered as voters. He said they could still get themselves registered as voters. RK Garg, president of the Second Innings Association, said the department should start a special drive to register them as voters. He said one of the reasons for the low registration was the absence of a special awareness drive. A major section of the transgender community lives in outer areas of the city. Chandigarh is one of the few UTs to have approved a welfare board for transgenders last year. THEY STILL HAVE TIME Arjun Sharma, Joint Chief Electoral Officer, said they had been encouraging people, including transgenders, to come forward and get themselves registered as voters. He said they could still get themselves registered as voters. Mohali count 23 Tribune News Service Mohali, March 12 The district administration is making efforts to register the maximum number of eligible transgenders as voters for the General Election. So far, 23 transgenders have been registered in the district. Stating that the number of transgenders in the district was much more, Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra said teams had been formed to visit their camps (deras) and other such places where they are known to reside and Man who dumped body Cop caught taking ~30,000 bribe after accident identified Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Mohali, March 12 The local police claim to have identified the person who 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. According to sources, the suspect, against whom the Mohali police have registered a case under Sections 304, 201 and 279 of the IPC at the Sohana police station, resides in Mohali. “He was in a black Ford Figo car when he hit 66-year-old Om Parkash, who is believed to have succumbed to his injuries in the car of the suspect when he was taking him to a hospital. Later, he dumped the body of the victim near Pukhri village,” said the sources. The car in question has also been identified, said the sources, adding that the suspect was at large. “Raids are on to nab him,” said the sources. After hitting Om Parkash, the suspect had put the victim, who was injured at that continued on page 5 Mohali, March 12 Sleuths of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau reportedly nabbed a Mohali head constable while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 30,000 from a youngster's kin, who was rounded up at Badhmajra here today. The head constable, Raj Kumar, was posted at the Phase 1 police station. According to sources, the police had arrested a snatch- er from Sector 56, Chandigarh, yesterday and during his interrogation, the miscreant had revealed the names of two of his accomplices. Sources said the police today rounded up a youngster, Gaurav, from Badhmajra in this connection. When Gaurav's kin approached the police, the cop allegedly demanded Rs 80,000 from them to clear his name in the matter, said the sources. The deal was settled for Rs 70,000 follow- ing which Gaurav’s kin approached the Vigilance Bureau in the evening. The head constable was nabbed while taking a bribe of Rs 30,000 as the first instalment from Gaurav’s kin at the police station. Head constable Raj Kumar was working as a reader of Inspector Jasvir Singh, Station House Officer of the police station. Legal proceedings were on at the time of the filing of the report. No helipad at PGI anytime soon Lab on wheels to monitor air quality Sandeep Rana PGI Director launches multi-city campaign for Punjab, Haryana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 12 The PGI won’t have a helipad anytime soon. The proposal for building a helipad for speedier transportation of critical patients has been put on the back burner for now. Officials said the proposal was never in writing and had not been sent to the Centre for approval. “Our first priority is to build several health centres, including a mother and child care centre, a neuroscience centre and other recently approved projects. After that, we will see to the helipad project as it is not in the first priority list,” the PGI Director, Prof Jagat Ram, told Chandigarh Tribune. The proposal, which has been hanging fire since 2015, is aimed at lifting critical patients by an air ambulance from far-flung areas such as Lahaul and Spiti and border areas near Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir. Tribune News Service DIRECTORSPEAK priority is build several health centres, ❝Our firstmother andtochild care centre, a neuroscience including a centre and other recently approved projects. After that, we will see to the helipad project. Prof Jagat Ram, PGI DIRECTOR . The idea for making a helipad at the PGI for emergency cases was floated in 2009. Thereafter, it was again taken up in 2015 and 2017, but now the PGI authorities are in no hurry to expedite it in view of other ongoing projects. It was earlier planned to be built atop the building of the Advanced Trauma Centre. However, the authorities are now considering building it in Sarangpur where the Union ❞ Cabinet approved a proposal for the transfer of 50.76 acres to the premier hospital last month. An open ground near the Advanced Paediatric Centre is also being explored for the project in the future. “The project has been under consideration for long. However, there no document or proposal has been sent to the Centre. It does not seem to be materialising anytime soon,” said an officer. Chandigarh, March 12 The PGI Director, Prof Jagat Ram, today inaugurated the multi-city summer air quality campaign, being jointly conducted by the Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGI, and Panjab University in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune. The air quality in Haryana and Punjab will be monitored using the state-of-the-art continuous air quality laboratory on wheels. Prof Jagat Ram said such initiatives were needed for better understanding of air pollution and its association with various diseases such as stroke, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections to plan c m y b Prof Jagat Ram, Director, PGI, inaugurates the multi-city mobile air quality campaign in Chandigarh on Tuesday. STATIONED IN SECTOR 25 The air quality laboratory on wheels has been placed in Sector 25, Panjab University. School students, researchers and others interested are welcome to visit and learn about air quality. The monitoring will be conducted in eight cities of Haryana and Punjab, including Chandigarh, to understand the relation between air quality, meteorology and health. risk-reduction measures. Prof Arun Aggarwal of the PGI said the air quality data generated using the mobile van could be used to create awareness about air pollution and motivate units to curb their emissions. Dr Ravindra Khaiwal, Additional Professor of Environment Health, PGI, said the multi-city campaign would be useful to understand the air quality in tier II cities and to support the national clean air programme (NCAP). He said the NCAP was launched in January by the Government of India to reduce air pollution by 20-30 per cent in over 102 cities of India, including Chandigarh, by 2024. The air quality lab on wheels has been placed in Sector 25, Panjab University. School students, researchers and others interested are welcome to visit and learn about air quality. motivate them to vote. “They are an integral part of society and it is the duty of the administration to ensure their inclusion in the democratic process as well as other activities,” she said. As of January 31 this year, a total of 6,89,823 individuals have registered themselves as voters in the district, including 3,26,350 women. The number also includes 2,543 differently abled persons. “We believe that there are more differently abled persons and efforts are being made to locate them and register them as voters,” Sapra said. CHEQUE-BOUNCE CASE Warrants issued against Santoshi Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 12 The court of Sub-divisional Judicial Magistrate, Dera Bassi, has issued bailable warrants against Bollywood film producer Raj Kumar Santoshi in a cheque-bounce case. In a complaint filed in the court, Kulbir Singh, proprietor of Punjabi Bulls, stated that his firm provided bouncers for security. Santoshi and Manila Santoshi, both partners in Santoshi Productions, had hired bouncers during the shooting of “Battle of Saragarhi” at Ganganagar in Rajasthan in May last year. Had hired bouncers for ‘Battle of Saragarhi’ shooting He said Sampat Barola, who was the authorised signatory of Santoshi Productions, issued a cheque for Rs 4,31,739 in favour of the complainant on June 6, 2018. The cheque was dishonoured for want of funds. The cheque was returned to the complainant on September 4, 2018. On September 10, the complainant issued a legal notice to the accused stating that the cheque was issued with a view to cheating the complainant. However, the accused did not make the payment even after receipt of the legal notice. Earlier on a complaint of Kulbir Singh, the court had issued summons to the accused, but they did not appear in the court.
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