19052019-CT-01.qxd 5/19/2019 1:07 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 19 MAY 2019 | CHANDIGARH PU SENATE TO DELIBERATE ON 42 AGENDA ITEMS ON MAY 26 Panjab University Senate will take a call on 42 agenda items in its next meeting scheduled for May 26. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF THIEVES TARGET 3 ZIRAKPUR SHOPS Zirakpur: Thieves targeted three shops at Jamuna Enclave in Zirakpur on Saturday morning and decamped with cash. Sources said the miscreants targeted Pooja Clinic, Dutta Medical Store and Fouji General Store and took away money lying in lockers of shops. The incident took place around 4 am when the miscreants broke open the locks of the shops and fled with cash. The police have started investigations into the back-to-back thefts. OC TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~67.14 ~62.79 PANCHKULA ~71.17 ~65.07 MOHALI ~71.66 ~65.51 PAGE 2 YET ANOTHER STORE FINED FOR CHARGING FOR CARRY BAG SUNSET SUNDAY 7:11 PM 6.46 lakh city voters to elect their MP today Nine women among 36 candidates in fray Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 18 Will Kirron Kher of the BJP get another chance to represent Chandigarh in the Lok Sabha or former minister Pawan Kumar Bansal would wrest the seat from her? Or will the city elect some other leader as its new MP? Over 6.46 lakh voters in the UT will exercise their right to franchise tomorrow to provide answer to this million dollar question. Thirty-six candidates, including nine women, are in the fray for the all-important Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat. The main contenders are Kirron Kher of the BJP Pawan , Kumar Bansal of the Congress and Harmohan Dhawan of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), but political observers believe that the main contest is likely to remain between Kher and Bansal. Kher, who had defeated Bansal as well as Gul Panag of AAP to win this seat in 2014 while riding on a Modi wave, is again banking on the “Modi factor”. The sitting MP says, “I am confident of my victory FOUR-YEAR-OLD BOY KILLED IN HIT-&-RUN AT ZIRAKPUR Consumer forum fines Unlimited, an apparel store at Elante Mall, for giving carry bag to customer at a charge. MAX 37°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35.5°C | MIN 20.6°C Sushil Manav & Kaveesha Kohli PAGE 3 WHAT VOTERS MUST HAVE IT WITH THEM Voters will have to carry voter slip issued by the Election Commission of India, along with the voter ID card to the polling booth. Those who don’t have voter ID card can furnish any other photo ID proof, including passport, driving licence, service identity cards issued by government, PSU or company, bank or post office passbook, PAN card, health insurance smart card, pension document, official identity card (issued by MP or councillor) and Aadhaar card. ELABORATE SECURITY IN MOHALI, DERA BASSI HIGH-STAKES FIGHT FOR PATIALA SEAT PAGE 4 as I have received massive support in the run-up to the election.” City BJP president Sanjay Tandon says that the country has decided to reelect PM Narendra Modi and the city would contribute to it by electing Kher. Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal, however, does not see any “Modi wave” in the UT and does not view this election between him and PM Narendra Modi. “We are in a parliamentary democracy. People will vote on local issues and keeping in mind the local candidates,” says Bansal. He asks, “What message did the PM give when he came to the city and did not even mention the local candidate (Kher) of his party during his speech?” Bansal adds that in any case, Modi has done nothing for the city. The budget allocation for the city was Rs 813 crore in 2014-15 and in 2019 20 it is Rs 401 crore under capital head, which has caused a paucity of funds, says the Congress candidate. Bansal claims that he has received “wonderful spontaneous reception” wherever he went during campaigning. AAP candidate Harmohan Dhawan says that voters find in him a “credible alternative” to Bansal and Kher. Dhawan says he is the most accessible candidate and has received a “very good response” as he campaigned door to door in all markets and the 22 villages in the UT. c m y b PAGE 4 In a hit-and-run, a four-year-old boy dies after he was hit by a rashly driven Swift car in Zirakpur. SUNRISE MONDAY 5:27 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Mohali youth dies in Kullu paraglider crash UT poll-ready 36 6,46,084 597 24 Tribune News Service Number of candidates in the fray Mandi, May 18 A tourist from Mohali died while the pilot suffered injuries in a paraglider crash at Solang Valley in Kullu district today. The deceased has been identified as Amandeep Singh Sovti (24). The pilot, Ranveer Singh (32), is a resident of Barua village near Manali. Amandeep Singh, a resident of Phase 2 in Mohali, had come with a friend. It is learnt that the pilot lost control of the paraglider and it came crashing down. While the mishap proved fatal for Amandeep, Ranveer was seriously wounded. Kullu SP Shalini Agnihotri said the body would be handed over to the victim’s kin after autopsy. A case has been registered. Number of voters in city Polling booths set up in city Model booths where voters will be offered red carpet welcome 230 Booths declared sensitive POLLING BEGINS AT 7 AM, ENDS AT 6 PM Election officials leave after receiving EVMs for the Lok Sabha polls at a school in Phase 3B1, Mohali, on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY MORE POLL REPORTS ON PAGE4,5 Cabbie killed, six hurt as car, SUV collide Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 18 The driver of an Uber taxi was killed and six others were injured in a collision with an SUV here late on Friday night. According to information, a Thar, which was allegedly being driven at a high speed, hit the cab near the Kiran Cinema light point in Sector 22. The driver, Navdeep Singh (28), a resident of Lalru, and three other passengers of the taxi, identified as Bhavya, Jyoti and Akhilesh, along with three male occupants of the Thar suffered injuries in the mishap. At the time of the incident, Navdeep was going to drop the passengers at Mohali. On getting information, the police reached the stop and rushed the injured to a hospital where Navdeep succumbed to his injuries. The three occupants of the Thar were discharged after first aid. The Thar driver had managed to escape from the spot. The police registered a case and started investigation.
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