11042019-CT-01.qxd 4/11/2019 1:34 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 11 APRIL 2019 | CHANDIGARH PAGE 3 CPI(ML) RED STAR FIELDS LASHKAR SINGH FROM CITY DONATIONS RISE AT MANSA DEVI, KALI MATA TEMPLES CPI(ML) Red Star announces its candidate for Chandigarh and Punjab Lok Sabha seats, releases manifesto. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF YOUTH RAPES NEIGHBOUR, HELD Chandigarh: A 27-year-old youth has been arrested for allegedly raping his neighbour at Dhanas. Sources said they received a complaint from a 24year-old girl, who alleged that she was raped by her neighbour. The victim alleged that the youth entered her house in an inebriated condition on Tuesday. He raped her and fled from the spot. The police recorded the victim’s statement and registered a case of rape. The youth was arrested on Wednesday evening. He will be produced in the court on Thursday. TNS MERC STOLEN FROM MARKET Mohali: A local resident, Karanvir Brar, approached the police with a complaint that his Mercedes car was stolen from the Phase 5 market on Wednesday. He said he had gone somewhere in his friend’s car after parking his Mercedes near a juice stall at the Phase 5 market. On their return, Brar found his car missing. Brar told the police that he had bought the vehicle for Rs 70 lakh three years ago. The police are looking into the matter. TNS PAGE 4 Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula and Kali Mata temple in Kalka witness an increase in donations. MAX 36°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 21.6°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6.47 PM Punjabi University overpowers Solapur University to reach semifinals of baseball championship. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE 24x7 cheer for city airport Last plane of the day arrives from Delhi at 8.30 pm; number of flights up ROUND-THE-CLOCK OPS A BIG LEAP: BIZMEN Akash Ghai & Kaveesha Kohli Tribune News Service Mohali, April 10 In a big leap after getting the international airport tag four years ago, the airport became operational 24x7 from today. This led to an increase in the number of flights from 27 to 34 at the airport today. Deepesh Joshi, a spokesperson for the airport, said the number of flights would touch the 50 mark within two months. He said the first flight arrived at 6.30 am today, while the arrival timing of the last flight was 8.30 pm. “Earlier, the flight operations were between 7.30 am and 6.30 pm. Today, the Elated over the start of round-theclock flight operations, local industrialists termed it a big leap. Yogesh Sagar, president of the Mohali Industries Association, said the 24X7 facility would attract international business companies to set up their corporate or regional headquarters, which would boost the industry. first flight from Delhi arrived here at 6.30 am, while the last flight arrived from Delhi at 8.30 pm,” said Joshi. From April 30, the last flight will start coming from Bengaluru at 11.35 pm. Now onwards, the Air Traffic Control (ATC) would remain functional 24x7, said Joshi. Earlier, the ATC timings were from 5 am to 7 pm. The 24X7 operations are expected to bring more international flights to the airport. “Now, late night flight operations are possible here and we are hoping for some more international Close encounter flights,” said Joshi. At present, the airport has flights to just two international destinations — Dubai and Sharjah. By September or October this year, the airport is set to get the CAT ILS-III system. This will enable flights to land safely even in case of low TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN visibility. At present, the visibility requirement is around 1,200 m, but once the system is put in place, it will only be 350 m. Soon, the airport, which was set up in 1961, will also be able to facilitate widebodied aircraft, including Boeing 777, Boeing 787-800 (Dreamliner), B747-400 and Airbus 330. The new airport premises, which got the international status, was inaugurated on September 11, 2015, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With round-the-clock operations, the airport authorities expect a 30 per cent growth in domestic passengers from the current figure of 22 lakh per annum to nearly 28 lakh. Girl among 2 held with ganja, heroin Tribune News Service WATER SUPPLY TO BE AFFECTED Mohali: The water supply to parts of Mohali and Chandigarh will be hit on Thursday as the power supply to the Kajauli waterworks will remain suspended from 10 am to 2 pm for maintenance work. During this period, there will be no pumping of raw water from Kajauli to Chandigarh as a result of which the evening water supply will be at low pressure, said Anil Kumar, Executive Engineer, Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Mohali. TNS A pile-up after a car driver applied brakes to save a pedestrian on Dakshin Marg in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Chandigarh, April 10 Two persons, including an 18year-old girl, have been arrested by the local police with ganja and heroin. According to the police, Komal, a resident of Mauli Jagran, was arrested while possessing 1.1 kg of ganja. The police said they were near Green Park at Mauli Jagran village when they saw continued on p6 Ex-Mayor Gurcharan Dass Kala (C) joins the Congress at the party’s office in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. MANOJ MAHAJAN Former Mayor joins Congress Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 10 While the Chandigarh BJP is yet to announce its candidate for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat, the Congress today got a shot in the arm when former Mayor and three-time councillor from Mani Majra Gurcharan Dass Kala returned to the Congress fold. His “ghar wapsi” with his supporters took place in the presence of Congress candidate and former Union minister Pawan Kumar Bansal at Congress Bhawan in Sector 35. Welcoming Kala, who has been active in Mani Majra, the most populated area of Chandigarh, Bansal said Kala was a “simple and popular leader”, whose administrative acumen was wellknown. His return to the party fold would give immense strength to the party and his electoral campaign, he said. Bansal announced that a public meeting would be held PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~68.79 ~62.93 PANCHKULA ~72.55 ~65.19 MOHALI ~73.37 ~65.67 WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH SUFI GAYAN: Pracheen Kala Kendra - Sufi gayan by Onkar Singh and Gurjant Singh at Kendra’s Koser Indoor Auditorium; 4 pm PLAY: Department of English and Cultural Studies, PU - Hindi Play, ‘Wrong Number’, at PU English Auditorium; 7 pm. SEMINAR: UIOL, PU, to organise national seminar on Hindi Literature in collaboration with Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi at ICSSR, PU; 10 am TRIBUTES: Department of Laws, PU, to organise an event to commemorate the Centenary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre and pay tributes to martyrs; 9 am to 6 pm APNI MANDI: Sector 34. 56 and Ram Darbar MOHALI APNI MANDI: Phase 8 PANCHKULA APNI MANDI: Sector 5 by the Congress in Kala’s bastion of Mani Majra on April 19. He said following Kala’s return, many other senior BJP leaders were also planning to move over to the Congress. City Congress chief Pradeep Chhabra garlanded Kala while welcoming him into the Congress and asked the gathering to approach five families each in their area with the party message and ensure a thumping win for it in the Lok Sabha elections. Kala has been a close associate of AAP candidate Harmohan Dhawan, who had inducted him into the BJP after moving over to the saffron party. Kala opted to return to the Congress, which, he said, was inspired by the policies of party national president Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi. Mukesh Bassi, Devinder Singh and several other senior leaders of the party were present. Syndicate nod Snatchers strike at will, leave cops red-faced to more seats in four PU depts Tribune News Service TRICITY FUEL PRICES PAGE 6 PUNJABI UNIVERSITY GIRLS BEAT SOLAPUR, ENTER SEMIS Amarjot Kaur WHAT ELSE APPROVED Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 10 Following the recommendations of a committee during a meeting convened by Panjab University’s Dean University Instructions (DUI) Shankarji Jha on February 2, members of the Syndicate have decided to increase the number of seats in four PU departments. While five seats have been added to MSc (Microbial Biotechnology), the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) will have 10 more seats each in the LLM evening and morning courses. In both the Centre for Social Works and Police Administration, three seats each have been added to the Master’s course. Dental institute proposal referred to fee committee The Syndicate did not take a call on the requirements suggested by a committee that tabled detailed information The Syndicate approved that 50 per cent seats of the UIET in BE (Biotechnology) be filled through the PU CET (UG). Candidates from the medical stream will also be allowed to apply for this course. PUMEET (Panjab University Migration Entrance in Engineering Test) for admitting students through migration after BE (first year) will be conducted in the last week of May this year. The eligibility criteria for appearing for the test is a minimum aggregate score of 60 per cent from any engineering institute recognised by the PU and having appeared for the JEE in the previous session. PULEET (Panjab University Lateral Entry Entrance Test) will now be conducted in July 2019. Chandigarh, April 10 Snatchers have left UT cops red-faced as three more incidents were reported today. A total of 14 snatching incidents have been reported from the city in nine days, exposing the tall claims made by the UT police regarding intensified patrolling. Snatchers struck again this morning in Sector 22. Sources said miscreants riding a white Activa scooter snatched a purse from a woman near a wine shop. The police were informed, who visited the spot and scrutinised the footage of CCTV . containing inflow and outflow of income and expenditure from five departments. While the UBS demanded four faculty members, two classrooms, a seminar hall and a computer lab with 35 computers along with an continued on p6 DEPARTMENTS AND PROPOSED SEATS Department Course Microbial MSc Biotechnology UILS LLM(Mor) LLM(Eve) Centre for MSW Social Works Police Admn MLA Existing seats 20+NRI Proposed Increase Tuition fee seats in seats (~) PA 25+2 NRI 5 67,790 40 50 20 40 50 20 30+4 NRI 33+4 NRI 3 90,415 90,415 41,020 30+6NRI 33+6NRI +10 in +10 in service service 34,295 3 c m y b A CCTV grab of the snatchers in Sector 22. Cops patrol a street near Sai Temple in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL 3 more incidents reported; 9-day count 14 cameras installed in the area. Later in the evening, a snatching incident was reported from Burail. Victim Two motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched a cash bag from a trader in Sector 22 this evening. Sources said victim Rajan alleged that an Activaborne miscreant snatched his mobile phone near the sabzi mandi ground. . Satyanarayan, who owns three cloth shops in Shasti Market, Sector 22, was returning home when a miscreant, whose face was covered, snatched the cash bag from him. The victim tried to resist, but fell on the road. The snatcher ran towards the motorcycle where his accomplice was already waiting. The duo escaped from the spot. The incident was reported around 6.40 pm. “The bag contained the cash collected from the sales in all shops,” the sources said. The images of the miscreants involved in the continued on p6
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