09042019-CT-01.qxd 4/9/2019 1:40 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 9 APRIL 2019 | CHANDIGARH COMMITTEE FAILS TO RECOVER ~24 LAKH MARKET DUES PAGE 3 Functioning of Market Committee, Sector 26, comes under the audit scanner, several irregularities found. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF YOUTH HELD FOR STEALING BIKE Chandigarh: A 24-year-old youth has been arrested for stealing a two-wheeler from Sector 38. The complainant, Rajesh Kumar, had reported that an unknown person stole his Splendor motorcycle from the Sector 38 market on April 4. A case of theft was registered at the Sector 39 police station. Later, the suspect, Gursewak, a resident of Dadu Majra Colony, was arrested in the case. TNS SCHOOL BUSES, AUTOS CHALLANED Chandigarh: The UT traffic police on Monday challaned 181 vehicles, including school buses and autos, for various offences at special nakas laid in the city to check vehicles ferrying school students. Police officials said eight nakas were laid by the traffic staff during which 181 vehicles were challaned. Of these, 94 challans were issued to school bus drivers and 28 to auto drivers ferrying school students for various traffic violations. The police said one school bus was also impounded. School bus drivers and conductors were counselled to drive carefully and adhere to the speed limit. TNS KURALI KIDNAPPING CASE ACCUSED YET TO BE ARRESTED SUNSET TUESDAY 6:46 PM Consumer panel sends BCL Homes MD to jail Non-compliance of orders: Had been evading arrest Tribune News Service THE CASE ■ Devki Nandan Kapoor and 27 other investors had filed complaints against the real estate firm with its headquarters in Chandigarh. ■ The complainants had booked flats in a project launched by the firm under the name Chinar Homes, Kishanpura, Zirakpur, Mohali. They made the payment, but the builder failed to give possession of the flats. The complainants had booked flats in a project launched by the firm under the name Chinar Homes, Kishanpura, Zirakpur, Mohali. They made payment towards booking amounts. They also paid as per demands raised by the builder from time to time. However, the builder failed to give possession of the flats even after the stipulated date. On visiting the project, the complainants were shocked to see that there was no internal development at the site. Requests to make payment of compensation on account of delay caused in handing over the possession of the unit were also not accepted by the builder. They also came to know that the firm had defaulted on making repayment of loan raised from the bank. The complainants claimed that the firm was not completing construction of the units and handing over possession thereof and they were being forced to live in rented accommodations, for which they were paying heavy rent, thereby suffering a financial loss. In its order dated September 14, 2016, the Commission had directed BCL Homes Ltd to refund a sum of Rs 50.50 lakh to the complainants, along with simple interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum, to pay compensation continued on page 3 8.40 am PURSE SNATCHED Chandigarh: In yet another incident of snatching, two Activa-borne miscreants snatched a purse from a woman in Sector 18 here on Monday evening. Sources said the purse of the victim, Ramandeep Kaur of Sector 18, contained cash and other valuables. The police were informed, who visited the spot. A probe has been initiated into the matter at the Sector 19 police station. TNS DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~68.79 ~62.93 PANCHKULA ~72.55 ~65.19 MOHALI ~73.37 ~65.67 WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH TALK: Prof HS Virk (retd) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, to deliver a lecture on ‘Scientific Relevance of Guru Nanak’s Cosmological Ideas: Arbad Narbad Dhundukara’ at PU; 3.30 pm COLLOQUIUM: The 54th PU colloquium on “Communication Ecosystem: Socio-Media Perspective” at UICET; 2.45 pm SYMPOSIUM: University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, PU, to organise national symposium on innovation and entrepreneurship at Golden Jubilee Seminar Hall; 9.30 am FOUNDATION DAY: Talk and Bharatnatyam dance to commemorate ICCR’s foundation day at English auditorium, PU; 11 am APNI MANDI: Sector 29, Sector 56, Dhanas MOHALI APNI MANDI: Sector 71 PANCHKULA APNI MANDI: Sector 15 PAGE 5 Several functionaries, founding members of Aam Aadmi Party join Congress at a ceremony in Sector 35. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:02 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE PGI second best in country AIIMS numero uno, Christian Medical College, Vellore, third NIRF RANKINGS Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 8 The PGI, Chandigarh, has been ranked number two nationally in the medical category in the National Institutional Raking Framework (NIRF). Last year also, it was declared second. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, has been declared first, while Christian Medical College, Vellore, has been declared third. President Ram Nath Kovind today declared the NIRF rankings at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The assessment was conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development for 2018-19. Over 800 medical institutions in the country were assessed on five factors: Teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practice, graduation outcome, outreach and inclusivity and public perception. The NIRF rankings were released in nine categories -overall, universities, engineering, colleges, management, pharmacy, medical, The PGI Director, Prof Jagat Ram (centre), receives the NIRF award from the HRD Secretary in New Delhi on Monday. 800 INSTITUTES ASSESSED ON 5 FACTORS NEED TO IMPROVE PUBLIC PERCEPTION Over 800 medical institutions were assessed on five factors: Teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practice, graduation outcome, outreach and inclusivity and public perception. The rankings were released in nine categories -overall, universities, engineering, colleges, management, pharmacy, medical, architecture and law. in ❝We have improvedOurfacilities offered to the physically challenged. medical education and research publication is significantly good. Our graduation degree outcome is ahead of all institutes. We need to improve public perception and in patent and surgical innovation. —Prof Jagat Ram, PGI DIRECTOR ❞ architecture and law. The PGI Director, Prof Jagat Ram, said, “We have improved in facilities offered to the physically challenged. Our medical education and research publication is significantly good. Our graduation degree outcome is ahead of all medical education insti- tutes. However, we need to improve on public perception as well as in patent and surgical innovation.” He said it took a lot to retain the award and the institute would continue to work on the shortcomings. “Hard work has paid off. We need to work with more vigour and zeal for the top place next year. I congratulate the entire PGI team,” said Amitabh Avasthi, Deputy Director (Administration). The award was given to the Director and Deputy Director by the Secretary in the HRD Ministry. PU SLIPS TO 34TH SPOT P2 >> Two inmates of Burail Jail caught with charas, opium TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL AAP FUNCTIONARIES FOUNDER MEMBERS JOIN CONGRESS The police are yet to arrest the accused in the case of kidnapping of an 11-year-old boy from Kurali. MAX 34°C | MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30.6°C | MIN 22.6°C Chandigarh, April 8 The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission today sent Baldev Chand Bansal, Managing Director, BCL Homes Ltd, to jail over non-compliance of its orders. The police produced Bansal, who was absconding for a long time, before the Commission on Monday. Appreciating the action taken by the police, the panel advanced the date of hearing and took up the matter. The PO cell of the UT police had arrested the accused and produced him before the panel today. The commission sent him to jail and directed the police to produce him before the court on April 10, the next day of hearing. Devki Nandan Kapoor and 27 other investors had filed complaints against the real estate firm with its headquarters in Chandigarh. PAGE 4 Motorists move with the headlights on as darkness engulfs the city during a dust storm followed by rain in Chandigarh on Monday morning. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN PAGE 3 UT mulls slashing seats in Class XI Plan to cut 5 seats per section in 40 schools Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 8 The UT Education Department is mulling slashing five seats per section in Class XI in 40 government schools for the 2019-20 session in contrast with last year’s seats, said sources. The cut in seats, proposed for centralised admission to Class XI in government schools, awaits the approval of the higher authorities. There will be a tentative cut by 280 seats in the science stream, 130 seats in the commerce stream and 520 seats in the humanities stream this year. Last year, there were 3,080 seats in science, 1,540 seats in commerce and 6,445 seats in humanities. The decision to reduce the seats comes in the wake of amended bylaws of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that lay down the number of students at 40 for each section. Clause 4.8 of the bylaws states, “The optimum number of students shall be 40 in each section. There should be an availability of 1 sq m builtup floor area per child in classrooms...” There will be only two counselling sessions for admission to government schools AGGREGATE CUT IN SEATS (DERIVED BY REDUCING FIVE SEATS PER SECTION IN 40 GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS) Streams 2018-19 2019-20* Science 3,080 2,800 Commerce 1,540 1,410 Humanities 6,445 5,925 ~10 LAKH, JEWELLERY STOLEN IN PANCHKULA Thieves decamped with cash, jewellery and other items from a locked house in Sector 25, Panchkula. The police said house owner Sunil Garg, proprietor of Iron Steel and Construction Work, along with his brother Rohit Garg, had gone to Vrindavan and when they returned home on Sunday night, they found the side window of the house damaged and locks of all rooms broken. PAGE 4 12-yr-old rape victim delivers at GMCH Chandigarh, April 8 Two Burail Jail inmates have been caught with charas and opium. The recovery from the barracks has exposed the tall claims made by the jail authorities regarding measures taken to ensure inmates do not get access to drugs. Sources said a surprise check was conducted in the barracks of inmates by the jail authorities on April 7 during which the addictive substances were recovered. A search carried out in barrack number 5 led to the recovery of 13.60 gm of charas. Inmate Bobby had hidden it in the barracks. Similarly, inmate Parwinder Singh, lodged in barrack number 4, was found hiding 19.20 gm of opium. The inmates have been booked under the NDPS Act at the Sector 49 police station on a complaint of Amandeep Singh, Deputy Superinten- Tribune News Service WARDER WAS CAUGHT SMUGGLING DRUGS ISSUE WAS RAKED UP BY INMATE IN COURT In January last year, Vivek Kaushal, a temporary warder, was arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into the jail. He was caught with 385 drug tablets, 6.58 gm of charas and 880 mg of heroin. The drugs were meant to be sold to jail inmates. The issue of addictive substance on the jail premises was recently raked up by an undertrial at the District Court, who had alleged that the contraband was taken to the jail from the judicial lock-up while inmates were brought for a hearing. OFFICIALSPEAK are conducted randomly in barracks ❝Checksweekends. We have recovered the during the contraband in a meagre quantity, which shows there is an effective check on these things. — Virat, AIG (JAIL) ❞ dent, Burail Jail. In the past six years, the jail authorities have nabbed 23 inmates with banned substances. Inmates supplied drugs inside jail Since Bobby is a convict in an attempt-to-murder case and inmate Parwinder Singh is a convict in a drugs case, they don't go out of the jail, which establishes the fact that someone provided them banned substance within the jail. — TNS Mohali, April 8 A 12-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped at a home for the destitute here, delivered a child at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh, today. Confirming the development, Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra said the Mohali district child protection officer (DCPO) had been sent to the hospital to provide all kind of assistance to the victim, who had been raped. Sapra said as soon as she came to know about the development, she directed the DCPO to rush to the hospital and extend help to the victim. “I have also directed the local police to start an investigation into the case immediately. continued on page 3 *TENTATIVE SEATS unlike previous years when the counselling continued for seven rounds. There is also a proposal that both counselling sessions should be completed before the declaration of the results of compartment candidates. The compartment candidates will be given provisional admission during the counselling. As per the proposal, migration will be allowed during the second counselling only. There is also a provision for third counselling, which schools will conduct at their own level. The prospectus, as per previous practice, will be available online on the official website of the Chandigarh Education Department. No hard copy will be provided to the candidates. 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