14032019-CT-01.qxd 3/14/2019 12:57 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 14 MARCH 2019 | CHANDIGARH SCIENCE EXAM EVOKES MIXED RESPONSE FROM STUDENTS Class X students have a mixed opinion about the science exam conducted by the CBSE. GENERALLY CLOUDY INBRIEF WOMAN DELIVERS UNDER A TREE Ambala: A woman reportedly gave birth to a girl child under a tree near a temple at Ambala Cantonment bus stand here on Wednesday. The woman, along with her husband Saleem and mother-in-law, had reached Ambala from Bathinda on Tuesday night and spent the night near the temple. They had to leave for Lucknow on Wednesday, but the woman, a mother of three, started experiencing pain and delivered a baby girl. An ambulance also reached there, but the woman had already given birth to the baby by then. A midwife was called by the family there. They refused to go to the hospital as the baby and the mother were doing fine. TNS SHOP, HOUSE BURGLED IN CITY Chandigarh: Two theft incidents, including one at a shop in Hallo Majra, have been reported from the city. According to the police, complainant Sukhwinder Singh reported that an AC compressor, a fridge compressor, 22 kg copper pipe, a drill machine, welding lead and a motor were stolen from his shop at Hallo Majra on the intervening night of March 11 and 12. The police have registered a case at the Sector 31 police station. In another theft incident, complainant Balbir Singh, a resident of Sector 20, reported that taps, a water meter, a water cooler and some clothes were stolen from his house on March 12. A case has been registered at the Sector 19 police station. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 33 A and B TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~68.47 ~64.17 PANCHKULA ~72.25 ~66.27 MOHALI ~73.05 ~66.93 WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH MUSICAL TREAT: Pracheen Kala Kendra Flute recital by Pandit Ajay Parsanna and slide guitar recital by Debashish Bhattacharya at Tagore Theatre; 6.30 pm. PLAY: NZCC Patiala - Play, ‘Moam ke rishtey’, by Lemon Drops Art Group at Navrang Theatre; 6.30 pm. APNI MANDI: Sector 34, 56 and Ram Darbar MOHALI APNI MANDI: Phase 8 PANCHKULA APNI MANDI: Sector 5 HARYANA POLICE FORM SIT TO PROBE MORNI CASE PAGE 4 PUNJAB EVES BEAT KARNATAKA, CONQUER T-20 LEAGUE After alleged flaws in probe of Morni gang rape case placed before the HC, Haryana Police constitute a SIT. MAX 21°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20.3°C | MIN 12.7°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:29 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:33 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE EX-STUDENT LEADER’S MURDER Virk case:Ex-Youth Cong chief was held guilty of breach of trust Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 13 The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Abhishek Phutela today awarded oneyear simple imprisonment to former Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress president Vijay Pal Singh Dimpy. The court had held him guilty under Section 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the IPC and acquitted him under Section 420 of the IPC yesterday. Later, he was released on bail. Former Punjab DGP SS Virk had filed a case against WAS ACQUITTED OF CHEATING CHARGE The court had held former Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress president Vijay Pal Singh Dimpy guilty under Section 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the IPC and had acquitted him under Section 420 of the IPC on Tuesday. Former Punjab DGP SS Virk had filed a case against Dimpy under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC in 2014. Dimpy under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC in 2014. In the complaint, Virk had stated that he had four acres of land in his wife’s name at Kishangarh and the land was acquired by the UT Administration in 2004-05. The Administra- tion had paid a compensation of nearly Rs 65 lakh for the acquired land. Virk stated that he had started looking to buy land in Chandigarh and was introduced to Dimpy by an acquaintance. According to Virk, after they could not THE TRIBUNE IMPACT Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 13 After Chandigarh Tribune highlighted the issue, the local Municipal Corporation has started the work to drain out stinking water from the roof of connecting passages in Sector 17. Sources said Manoj Kumar Bansal, Chief Engineer of the MC, directed the engineering staff to immediately drain out the water this morning and start work on internal electricity wiring. An MC official said slopes would be created on the said since Sector 17 fell in the heritage category, no changes could be made without permission from the Chief Architect’s office. UT went on overdrive to beat election code Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 13 This may have been for the first time in the history of parliamentary elections of Chandigarh that projects worth over Rs 200 crore were approved a week before the announcement of the code of conduct. For the past two weeks, officials of the Administration and the MC worked extra to push as many tenders as they could before the poll code for the Lok Sabha elections came into force. Sources said officials approved over 30 tenders since March 1, including major projects such as the Tribune flyover, which will come up at an estimated cost of Rs 186 crore. Another project of shifting the storm water system beneath the Tribune roundabout at a cost of over Rs 24 crore was also approved just a day before the poll code was announced. Tenders for the conservation Works worth ~200 cr approved in a week Governor VP Singh Badnore recently laid the stone of the Tribune flyover project. FILE of heritage in the Capitol Complex worth over Rs 6 crore were also approved before the code was implemented. A tender for the construction of a new community centre at Ram Darbar at a cost of Rs 5 crore was also approved. The MC has also allotted many works in the past one week. From re-carpeting of roads to installing continued on p6 Remand for 3 in dentist’s gang rape Tribune News Service Panchkula, March 13 A local court today sent the three accused in the gang rape of a dentist to one-day police custody. The accused have been identified as Raman, Sanju Tribune News Service MC workers remove water accumulated atop the roof of a newly constructed connecting passage in Sector 17 on Wednesday. roof in due course of time and provision for drainage would be made as per the design approved by the Chief Architect’s office. He and Gora, all residents of Fatehabad. They were arrested yesterday and produced before the court. Inspector Ajit Singh, SHO of the women police station, Panchkula, said the car used in the crime had to be continued on p4 c m y b finalise the plots that Dimpy was showing, Dimpy asked him to pay some booking amount in case some appropriate land came to his notice. Virk then issued a cheque for Rs 50 lakh to Dimpy and he kept showing him land. However, when the DGP did not find suitable land, he asked Dimpy to return the money. Dimpy allegedly kept on delaying the payment. Defence counsel Terminder Singh said Dimpy was falsely implicated in the case and the money was returned to the DGP . Snatchers on prowl, two more fall prey MC gets act together, drains out dirty water in Sector 17 PAGE 6 Punjab eves win the Senior Women T-20 League by registering 4-run win over Karnataka in a close encounter. Dimpy gets one-year jail TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN FORECAST PAGE 2 Chandigarh, March 13 Snatchers are on the prowl in the city as two snatching incidents were reported during the past 24 hours. While a purse containing Rs 30,000 was snatched last evening, a mobile phone was snatched from an 11year-old boy today. According to the police, a motorcycle-borne miscreant snatched a purse from a woman, Rimpy, a resident of Sector 40. The police said the incident took place near the Sector 37/41 light point. The purse contained Rs 30,000, an ATM card, a PAN card and other important documents. The police were informed about the incident, who continued on p6 Nigerian who sold drugs to Sec 49 murder suspect held Amit Sharma Tribune News Service The prime suspects in the Vishal Chhillar murder case in police custody in Chandigarh on Wednesday. PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Two DAV students, prime suspects, held resident of Sonepat district, were arrested from near the Chandigarh, March 13 Poultry Farm chowk. Two DAV College students, Earlier on March 8, five suswho had allegedly pects, Rahul Manda gunned down a 24(21), Ramdeep year-old former stuSheokand (21), dent leader at a flat Sumit Kumar (23), in Sector 49, have Sushil Kumar (20) been arrested by the and Amandeep local police. The Nehra, alias Bachi weapons, including Vishal Chhillar (21), were arrested a 7.65 mm pistol and for the murder of a country-made pistol, have Vishal Chhillar, a former stubeen recovered from the sus- dent of DAV College, Sector pects. The two prime sus- 10, who had remained the pects in the case, Sudeep president of INSO. Pahal (22), a resident of Jind, Vishal was shot dead at a continued on p6 and Naveen Seharawat (23), a Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 13 Three drug peddlers, including a Nigerian who used to supply cocaine to Sudeep Pahal (22), who had allegedly shot dead a former student leader in Sector 49, have been arrested by the local police from different parts of the city. Ex-PU girl among 2 others also arrested Sources said following the arrest of Sudeep, the police came to know that he was a drug addict and used to purchase drugs from a Nigerian. The police worked on the leads and managed to nab the 33-year-old Nigerian, Machael Wilfred Mbonu. He was possessing 12.5 gm of cocaine at the time of his arrest from the road separating Sector 31 and the Industrial Area by a team of the Sector 31 police station. The Nigerian was residing at Vikaspuri in Delhi and had come to the city to supply continued on p6 Night food street kiosks shut Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 12 The local Municipal Corporation closed all four kiosks at the night food street near the PGI and took over the possession of the sites in a drive carried out today. While the allottees of the kiosks cried foul over the continued on p6 The MC has taken over the kiosks at the food street. MANOJ MAHAJAN
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