16042019-CT-01.qxd 4/16/2019 12:56 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 16 APRIL 2019 | CHANDIGARH DANCE DOYENNE ASAWARI BRINGS ALIVE SPIRITUAL AURA PAGE 2 Kathak classical dance doyenne Asawari Pawar & her troupe enthral audience at ML Koser auditorium. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY UNIDENTIFIED MAN FOUND DEAD IN JAGATPURA DRAIN Mohali police recover the body of an unidentified person found lying in a pool of blood in a drain at Jagatpura. MAX 33°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37.5°C | MIN 21.2°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:50 PM DRINKING IN PUBLIC: 8 HELD Ramkrishan Upadhyay Chandigarh, April 15 Failure to check the flow of polluted water into the N choe despite a warning has landed the local Municipal Corporation in the soup as the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) today served a notice on the civic body, giving it a week’s time to plug all leakages or face action. Sources said the notice had been issued under provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. In the notice served on the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation on Monday, the CPCC said it had come to its notice that there were still certain points from where polluted water was entering the N choe. There was an urgent need to stop the flow as the N choe was only meant for rainwater. Failure to comply with the orders would invite prosecution of the officials concerned under the rules. The CPCC issued the notice following directions from a panel set up by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The panel is headed by Justice Pritam Pal, a former Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The panel, while reviewing the action plan of Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh regarding cleaning the Ghaggar, had on Friday directed the CPCC to act tough while dealing with pollution in the N choe and the Sukhna choe. DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~69.06 ~63.12 PANCHKULA ~72.81 ~65.37 MOHALI ~73.59 ~65.86 WHAT’S ON EXHIBITION: Department of Art History and Visual Arts, PU, to organise 8th All-India Women Artists’ Contemporary Art Exhibition 2019 at Galleries of Museum of Arts, PU; 5.30 pm SEMINAR: Seminar on Guru Nanak and our Times at USOL Auditorium, PU; 10 am APNI MANDI: Sector 29, 56 and Dhanas MOHALI APNI MANDI: Sector 71 PANCHKULA APNI MANDI: Sector 15 FILE PHOTO CHANDIGARH MUSICAL TREAT: Punjabi Sahit Akademi - Musical evening with Dolly Guleria at Randhawa Auditorium, Punjab Kala Bhavan auditorium; 5.30 pm. City MC fines two, puts 44 on notice for water wastage Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 15 The Municipal Corporation started a drive against water wastage today. During the drive, which started in the morning, notices were issued to 44 people, while a challan of Rs 2,000 was issued to two owners of houses, who were found wasting potable water. The challans were issued in Sector 15 and Sector 11. An MC official said teams carried out the drive between 5.30 am and 9 am. The notices were issued for leakage in overhead tanks and at other places. With the rising temperature, the demand for water in Chandigarh has increased and people have started facing shortage of water. While the demand reaches 116 MGD in summer, the city is at present getting only 85 MGD. Watering of lawns and courtyards and washing of vehicles using a hosepipe are not allowed. Parents seek DNA test of traced son, write to SSP Say not theirs, officials pressuring them to keep him Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 15 Unhappy with the police in a case pertaining to a boy, who went missing six years ago at the ISBT, Sector 17, and was later claimed to have been traced by the police, a Kajheri villagebased couple has written to the UT Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to conduct a DNA test of the boy to confirm their biological relationship with him. The parents have accused the police of building pressure on them to keep the traced child, who, they claim, is not theirs. Sangita Vardhan, chairperson of the Child Welfare Committee, Chandigarh, said she was aware of the case and accused the parents of abandoning the child as he was specially abled. Sunderi, mother of Ajay, while talking to The Tribune, SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:54 AM WHAT THE CPCC SAID Tribune News Service TRICITY FUEL PRICES PRIZE DISTRIBUTION: Govt College of Art - Annual prize distribution and cultural programme at Tagore Theatre; 6 pm (On invitations) Congress candidate from Ambala Kumari Selja says she is confident of winning the elections again. Panel issues notice, gives it week’s time to plug all leakages or face action Chandigarh: During a special drive against taking liquor at public places, the police arrested eight persons from different parts of the city on Sunday. The police said seven cases under Sections 68 1(B) of the Punjab Police Act and 510 of the IPC had been registered against them. The police said two cases were registered at the Sector 3 police station, one case at the Sector 11 police station, one case at the Sector 26 police station and three cases at the IT Park police station. The police said those arrested were later released on bail. TNS ‘THEY ABANDONED SPECIAL CHILD’ I am very well aware of the case; the child welfare committee had restored the child to the parents as he was specially challenged. In many cases, we find that special children are abandoned by their parents. Ajay’s case is similar. They are not being pressured at all; they abandoned the child in the first place and are now trying to wriggle out of it. We asked Ajay in the sign language and he pointed out he wanted to go home. Papers prove that they are the parents of the child and the proceedings have already been concluded. We will look into the facts of the matter and criminal action will be taken against the parents for concealing facts. ❝ ❞ — Sangita Vardhan, CHAIRPERSON, CHILD WELFARE COMMITTEE, UT said, “My child was specially abled, whereas the child traced by the police is different from him. We want a DNA test of the child.” According to the parents’ written submission, Sunderi, mother of the child, was performing cleaning duty at the ISBT, Sector 17, in the morning when her son Ajay left the toilet premises. When she couldn’t locate her son, Sunderi said she filed a complaint with the Sector 17 police post. They received a call from a police official based at the ISBT three years ago, who informed them that they had traced a boy named Ajay continued on page 3 c m y b PAGE 5 BJP FAILED TO FULFIL 2014 PROMISES, SAYS SELJA MC in spot over Nchoe stink INBRIEF PETROL PAGE 3 Though the MC has taken steps to stop the flow of polluted water into the N choe in the past 15 days, there are certain points from where water is still flowing into the N choe. The MC cracked the whip on several buildings and government offices in Sector 17 and Sector 10, which have illegally connected sewer lines with storm water pipe lines, leading to pollution in the N choe. The MC has snapped the illegal connections made in the storm water lines and has issued notices to the owners. In the notice served on the MC today, the CPCC said it had come to its notice that there were still certain points from where polluted water was entering the N choe. There was an urgent need to stop the flow as the N choe was only meant for rainwater. TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Congress leader’s body found hanging from tree Kin see foul play; police suspect suicide Our Correspondent Dera Bassi, April 15 The body a 45-year-old local Congress leader was found hanging from a tree near Jasvir Singh Ashiana Saini, the victim Colony here this morning, a police official said. The police suspect it to be a case of suicide. The deceased has been identified as Jasvir Singh Saini, a resident of Dera Bassi. However, family members of the deceased have claimed foul play in his death. Jasvir’s body was found hanging from a tree with a rope, the police said, adding that prima facie it appeared to be a case of suicide. However, no suicide note was found. The police have, however, not ruled out any foul play behind the incident, saying that the postmortem report would give them a clear picture about the exact cause of the death. “Around 6 am, we got information about Congress leader Jasvir Saini’s body continued on page 3
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