01102020-CT-01.qxd 10/1/2020 12:52 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 1 OCTOBER 2020 | CHANDIGARH CITY MC TO HOLD MONTHLY INTER-WARD COMPETITION PAGE 2 Civic body to organise monthly inter-ward competition to improve Swachh Bharat ranking of the city. MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI SAMPLES TESTED 77,489 66,603 75,367 SAMPLES REJECTED 458 — — POSITIVE 11,938 5,992 10,387 NEGATIVE 65,093 — 63,428 RECOVERED 9,813 5,132 8,469 REPORTS AWAITED 189 — 1,552 ACTIVE 1,963 774 1,724 RESENT — — — DEATHS 162 86 194 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 113 PANCHKULA 99 MOHALI 111 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF POWER SUPPLY TO BE HIT TODAY Chandigarh: Due to an urgent maintenance work, the electricity supply in some parts of the UT will be hit on October 1. There will be no supply in parts of Sector 44 and 63 from 10 am to 2 pm. Hallo Majra village, Behlana and ITBP will go without electricity from 10 am to 3 pm, while there will be power shutdown in parts of Sector 22 and Maloya from 10 am to 4 pm. TNS MAX 35°C | 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.3°C | MIN 21°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:08 PM UT Admn to take call on reopening of schools in a graded manner Tribune News Service REOPENING OF EDU INSTITUTES ■ The Centre has allowed the UT theatres/multiplexes with up to 50 per cent seating capacity ■ Business-to-business exhibitions ■ Swimming pools for training of sportspersons ■ Entertainment parks to decide on reopening schools and coaching institutions after October 15 ■ Online/distance learning shall continue to be the preferred mode of teaching ■ Students may attend schools/institutions only with the written consent of parents ■ Attendance cannot be enforced, and must depend entirely on parental consent ■ Higher education institutions only for research scholars (PhD) and PG students in science and technology stream requiring lab/experimental works will be permitted to open from October 15 lines, the UT has been given the flexibility to take a decision on reopening of schools and coaching institutions after October 15 in a graded manner. However, the decision is to be taken in consul- tation with the respective school/institution and subject to the SOPs prepared by the UT with health and safety precautions. The Department of Higher Education (DHE) may take a WHAT IS PERMITTED FROM OCT 15 ■ Opening of cinemas/ decision on the timings of the opening of colleges/higher education institutions in consultation with the MHA, on the basis of an assessment of the situation. Online/distance learning shall continue to be a preferred mode of teaching and shall be encouraged. UT Adviser Manoj Parida said they would implement the MHC guidelines for Unlock 5.0 in toto. UT to decide on extending limit on gathering Social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious and political functions besides other congregations have already been permitted with a ceiling of 100 persons. Now, the UT has been given the flexibility to permit such gatherings beyond the limit of 100 after October 15, but with a rider. In closed spaces, a maximum of 50 per cent of the hall capacity will be allowed, with a ceiling of 200 persons. TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE 5 more succumb in Mohali Tribune News Service Mohali, September 30 The district today reported five deaths due to Covid-19, taking the toll to 194. Those who died today are a 70-year-old woman from Phase 3, a 61-year-old man from Cholta village, a 75-year- old woman from Dashmesh Nagar, Kharar, a 52-year-old woman from Dappar and a 66-year-old man from Sector 78. The district also witnessed 134 fresh cases today, taking the tally to 10,387. Among the fresh cases, 101 4 fall prey to virus in city Satinder Singh Mohali, September 30 Satinder Singh today took over the charge of the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Mohali district. His predecessor Kuldeep Singh Chahal, has been sent on a deputation to Chandigarh as the SSP . The PPS officer held a meeting with senior officials after assuming the charge. He had joined the Punjab Police in 1990 as an Inspector. and served as the SSP of Kapurthala, Khanna, SBS Nagar and Jalandhar (rural). —TNS 129 more contract infection; 215 recover hypertension and chronic kidney disease. A 30-year-old man from Dhanas died at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16. He was a case of acute respiratory distress syndrome. A 49-year-old man from Sector 41 lost his life to the virus at Mayo Hospital in Mohali. He was suffering from diabetes mellitus and hypertension. A total of 215 patients were discharged after being cured. The city has 1,963 active cases, while 9,813 patients have recovered from the disease so far. Panchkula, September 30 The district today reported 113 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 5,992. Among the fresh cases, 11 were from Pinjore, 10 from Kalka, nine from Kharag Mangoli, seven from Sector 2, six each from Sector 15, 21 and 7, five from MDC, Sector 4, four from Sector 9, three each from Amravati Enclave, Barwala, Raipur Rani, Sector 12-A, 16, 25, 26 and 8, and two each from Alipur, Barona Khurd, Chikkan, Power Colony, Sector 11 and 27. The district did not see any Covid death today. — TNS Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 30 Four more Covid patients succumbed to the virus here today, taking the UT toll to 162. The city also witnessed 129 fresh cases of coronavirus today, raising the infection tally to 11,938. A 61-year-old man from Sector 50 died at the PGI. He had acute kidney injury, encephalopathy and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. A 48-year-old man from Mani Majra breathed his last at the PGI. He was suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus, HC fixes six-month deadline to Vita booth owner robbed at gunpoint clear encroachments in Mohali Two miscreants flee with ~20K on bike sans registration plate in Panchkula Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 30 Rapping the “statutory authorities” for being remiss in discharge of statutory duties, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Mohali MC Commissioner and the GMADA Chief Administrator to remove all illegal and unauthorised encroachments from public paths, footpaths, open spaces, parks, corridors, streets, roads and pavements within the municipal limits of Mohali. For the purpose of removing the encroachments “strictly in accordance with law after following principle of natural justice”, the Bench of Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu set a six-month deadline. The Bench also directed the statutory authorities to initiate disciplinary proceedings within three months against the functionaries in whose tenure the encroachment MC Commissioner, Chief Administrator of GMADA made responsible to execute order Shopkeepers encroach upon a corridor at the Phase 5 market in Mohali on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY and unauthorised constructions took place within the municipal limits. The Bench also made the MC Commissioner and the GMADA Chief Administrator personally responsible to implement and execute the order. The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mohali, was also directed to render all assistance to the statutory authorities. Panchkula, September 30 In a broad daylight incident, two bike-borne miscreants looted a Vita booth owner of ~20,000 in Sector 28 here today. The complainant, Kuldeep Singh (52), said the incident took place around 3:40 pm. “The suspects, covering their faces with a mask, came to my shop pretending to be customers. They asked for milk packets. As soon as I turned around to give them milk packets, they sprayed some chemical on me. It fortunately didn’t get into my eyes. Later, they started hitting me and knocked me The milk booth where the robbers struck at Sector 28 in Panchkula on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR down,” the victim said. As the victim tried to push them away, one of them pulled out a gun and pointed it at him. He threatened to shoot him if he didn’t stop resisting. The miscreants took ~20,000 from the cash box and fled on a black bike without a registration plate. The police said they were inspecting the footage of The directions came on a petition filed by the Area Social Welfare Association against the State of Punjab and other respondents, alleging that a large number of street vendors, including fruit and vegetable sellers, had encroached upon open space in front of the residential houses in Phase XI. It was Continued on page 2 112 cases recorded in 2019, victims minor in 65 cases, says NCRB report Amit Sharma PROBE PENDING IN 54.9% CRIME AGAINST WOMEN CASES Tribune News Service A Zirakpur resident protests against the Hathras gang rape, on the UT border on Wednesday. PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR bours, employers or any other acquaintance, 37 offenders were friends met on social networking platforms or livein partners, who raped on the pretext of marriage. The crime against the women has also gone up in the past few years. While a total of 453 incidents were reported in 2017, 442 were reported in 2018 and 515 in 2019. The report further states that a total of 66 incidents of assault on woman with intent to out- The UT had a pendency percentage of 54.9 in the cases of crime against women in 2019. While there was a backlog of 348 cases pertaining to previous years, 515 cases were reported in 2019, taking the total number of cases for investigation to 863. Of the total cases, 389 cases were disposed of while the investigation was pending in 474 cases at the end of the year. rage her modesty were reported last year. In 13 cases, the victim was minor. A total of 15 incidents of insult to modesty of woman were reported, besides, other incidents of crime against women. The UT had a pendency percentage of 54.9 in the cases of crime against women in 2019. While there was a backlog of 348 cases pertaining to previous years, 515 cases were reported in 2019, taking the total number of cases for investigation to 863. Of the total cases, 389 cases were disposed of while the investigation was pending in 474 cases at the end of the year. During 2019, 411 persons, including 51 women, were nabbed for crime against women. Chargesheet was filed against 236 men and 16 women. As many as 48 persons, including a woman, were convicted and 98, including three women, were acquitted. c m y b CCTV cameras installed near the crime scene. Sudhir Kumar, brother of the victim, said Kuldeep also sustained minor injuries in the incident. The victim’s medical examination was conducted at the Civil Hospital in Sector 6 here. A case in this regard has been registered at the Chandimandir police station. A police official said: “Investigation is on. The suspects will be nabbed soon.” This is the second robbery at the gunpoint in the past 20 days. Earlier, four masked men had robbed a man of his SUV at gunpoint near the Rally village market in Sector 12-A here. Man found murdered in forest area City has highest rape rate in country Chandigarh, September 30 The city has the highest rate of rapes in the country. With 112 rape cases registered during 2019, the UT recorded the highest rate of 20.7, followed by Rajasthan 15.9 and Delhi 13.5, as per a report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The crime rate is calculated according to the incidence per one-lakh population. As per the report, 65 of the 112 rape victims were below the age of 18. Four of them were below six years of age, nine were aged between six and 12, 31 between 12 and 16 years and 21 between 16 and 18 years of age. As per the report, offenders were known to the victim in 102 rape cases. While 16 were family members, 49 were either family friends, neigh- were from Mohali (urban), 12 from Dhakoli, eight from Dera Bassi, five from Kharar, four from Boothgarh, two from Gharuan, one each from Banur and Lalru. Meanwhile, 240 persons recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours. 113 new cases in Panchkula Tribune News Service New Mohali SSP takes charge PAGE 2 Panjab University extends the last date for applying to various postgraduate courses to October 15. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:16 AM Go for a movie in Unlock 5.0 Chandigarh, September 30 After remaining closed for nearly seven months, cinema halls and multiplexes in the UT are set to reopen with up to 50 per cent seating capacity from October 15 under Unlock 5.0. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today issued fresh guidelines for reopening of various activities such as schools and colleges and swimming pools for training purpose, only outside the containment zones. The new guidelines will come into effect from October 1. The MHA has allowed cinemas, theatres and multiplexes to open with up to 50 per cent of their capacity, business-tobusiness (B2B) exhibitions, swimming pools for training purpose and entertainment parks from October 15. The ministry will issue standard operating procedures (SOPs) in this connection. In the Unlock 5.0 guide- NOW, OCTOBER 15 LAST DATE TO APPLY FOR PG COURSES IN PU Southwest monsoon withdraws from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, announces Met Department. ISTOCK FORECAST PAGE 2 SOUTHWEST MONSOON WITHDRAWS FROM REGION The work on the Kharar flyover under way near Daun village in Mohali on Wednesday. VICKY Soon, NHAI to open another stretch on Kharar flyover It will facilitate people travelling towards Ludhiana Sanjay Bumbroo Tribune News Service Mohali, September 30 After opening a section of the much-delayed MohaliKharar flyover a few days ago, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will soon open another section of the flyover for vehicular traffic on the Ludhiana route. It will further streamline the movement of traffic on the road. According to information, the NHAI is going to complete a stretch on the flyover on the Kharar side, which connects to the Ludhiana road. Confirming the same, Pardeep Kumar, incharge of the Mohali-Kharar flyover project, said they hope to complete it in a month. Vehicles going towards Ludhiana would be allowed on the flyover, which would decongest the traffic on the MohaliKharar road, he said, adding that they hoped to complete the project by the end of December this year. It is pertinent to mention here that the Kharar flyover project has been delayed by about two years. Only 80 per cent of the work has been done so far even as several dead- lines expired from December 2018 to January 2020, then March and on to June, July, September, November and now December. The two-month lockdown in the wake of the Covid pandemic further delayed the project as the highway authority faced shortage of skilled labour. The NHAI had handed over the ~368-crore project to Larsen & Toubro (L&T), which began the construction of the flyover in November 2015. The project was initially planned to complete by December 2018. Chandigarh, September 30 A 25-year-old man was found murdered in the forest area of Sector 54 here this morning. The victim had injury marks on his head and a stab wound on his back. According to the police, a passer-by saw the body lying in the bushes, following which the police were informed. Cops rushed to the spot and initiated a probe. The victim, Sonu of Palsora, worked as a painter with a contractor, Kallu, in Sector 33. Had injury marks on head, stab wound on back A police official said the victim was hit with some heavy object on his head and was also stabbed on the back. The body has been shifted to a mortuary at Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH) in Sector 16. Sources said the police questioned several persons were regarding the murder. Meanwhile, a case of murder has been registered at the Sector 39 police station. The victim is survived by his wife and a one-and-a-halfyear-old daughter. — TNS
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