06102020-CT-01.qxd 10/6/2020 12:56 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 6 OCTOBER 2020 | CHANDIGARH KHALID-SIDHU GROUP ALLEGES THREAT CALLS TO MEMBERS PAGE 2 A group contesting the PUTA poll has alleged that its members have been asked to withdraw their nominations. MAINLY CLEAR SKY MOHALI 81,498 — 10,963 69,327 9,332 1208 1,431 — 200 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 115 PANCHKULA 81 MOHALI 120 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH Parts of Sector 42, 43 and 50: 10 am to 2 pm Parts of Sector 39 and Ram Darbar, Phase II: 10 am to 3 pm Parts of Sector 23 and Dadu Majra: 10 am to 4 pm Parts of Mauli village, Mauli Complex, Charan Singh Colony, Vikas Nagar, Nirankari Bhawan, Raipur Kalan, MHC, Govindpura, and Subhash Nagar: 10 am to 5 pm Biker succumbs to injuries SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:19 AM ❝ Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 5 Dhvanit Beniwal (17), an alumnus of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, made the tricity proud by securing all-India rank 10 (AIR 10) scoring 321 out of 396 in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced-2020. The results were declared today. Sharing his success mantra, Dhvanit, a resident of Panchkula, said: “Practice, continuous guidance from teachers and support from parents are required to crack any examination.” Dhvanit feels consistency is the key to success. He said, “I gave weekly tests on a regular basis during the lockdown, which helped me do a self-analysis and improve my performance.” Dhvanit, who scored 97.6 per cent in the Class XII examinations, used to study for eight to 10 hours daily. Dhvanit is a scholar of Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) and National Talent Search Examination (NTSE). Rejoicing over Dhvanit’s success, his father Dharampal Singh Beniwal, who retired as Chief Engineer from the Public Health Engineering Department, Haryana, said: “My son has made me proud again. His hard work has finally paid off and we are happy now.” Dhvanit’s brother is an alumnus of the IIT, Roorkee. Practice, continuous guidance from teachers and support from parents are required to crack any examination. Dhvanit Beniwal BHAVAN STEALS SHOW DHVANIT BENIWAL IN A JUBILANT MOOD WITH HIS PARENTS ON MONDAY. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN HEMANK BAJAJ KARTIK SHARMA TANISH TUTEJA AIR AIR AIR AIR 23 71 87 96 Gurpreet Singh Wadhwa, who secured AIR 23 with a score of 310 out of 396, is also an alumnus of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula. He had secured 97.8 per cent marks in the CBSE Class XII examinations. He is a resident of Ludhiana. On his success mantra, Gurpreet said: “Discipline is important in life. One should have faith on the teachers and mentors and hard work should be complimented with smart work.” On how the pandemic impacted him, Gurpreet said: “I first thought that the pandemic will end soon. When it stretched for so long, I did my preparations slowly and steadily, but consistently. Discipline and guidance from my mentors Cycle tracks to see lights, soon Chandigarh, October 5 After a gap of one year, the dog sterilisation drive began in Sector 7 here today. As many as 15 dogs were picked up for sterilisation on Day 1. The drive is likely to pick up pace in the coming days as the exercise gets streamlined. Dogs in the age group of one to two years were caught with the help of a specialised agency and transported in a Municipal Corporation vehicle to the Animal Birth Control Programme centre in Sector 38 (West). The MC veterinary officer, Dr Gaurav Lakhanpal, under whose supervision the exercise is being carried out, said: were important factors in my preparations.” Gurpreet’s father, who owns a garment export house, always supported his son in studies. He said: “As parents, we are elated and proud of our son. He has fulfilled our dreams by giving his best and with the blessings of his grandparents and teachers.” “I was sure that my son’s hard work will help him succeed one day. May God fulfil all his desires,” said his mother, a chemistry teacher. Gurpreet is also an NTSE and KVPY scholar. He had also qualified for the Indian National Physics and Indian National Chemistry Olympiads. Hemank Bajaj, a Mohali resident, secured AIR 71 with a score of 288 out of 396. He is also an alumnus of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula. Asked about his performance, Hemank said: “If you focus well, your study hours don’t matter. So just stay focused, maintain balance and be calm. I always had faith in my teachers and their guidance and I feel that was my key to success. I used to study and play table tennis with my friends so that my stress should not hurt my result. Now, my goal is the IIT, Delhi, and I am working hard for it.” Kartik Sharma (AIR 87) and Tanish Tuteja (AIR 96) are also students of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula. REOPENING School heads to seek parents’ views Chandigarh, October 5 The District Education Officer, UT, has asked the school heads to conduct an online parentteacher meeting (PTM) of all classes and seek the views of parents for reopening of schools after October 15. WHAT THE GUIDELINES SAY ■ Under the latest unlock guidelines, schools, colleges and other educational institutions can reopen outside the containment zones after October 15 ■ The decision on whether or not to reopen educational institutions has been left to the states and union territories ■ As per the initial discussion, the schools will open in a graded manner Under the latest unlock guidelines, schools, colleges and other educational institutions can reopen outside the containment zones after October 15. The decision on whether or not to reopen educational institutions has been left to the states and union territories. As per the initial discussion, the schools will open in a graded manner. The school heads have been asked to have a discussion with both teachers and parents regarding the reopening of schools. The school heads will have to supply class-wise information on the number of parents continued on page 3 3 more deaths in city, 133 cases Gaurav Kanthwal Street light poles installed on a cycle track on the road separating Sector 19 and 27 in Chandigarh on Monday. MANOJ MAHAJAN DEATH OF CYCLISTS DEATHS IN ROAD MISHAPS 107 13 11 98 104 151 CYCLISTS DYING ON CITY ROADS 10 Chandigarh, October 5 Street lights on poorly lit cycle tracks in the city is soon going to be a reality as the engineering wing of the UT Administration is working overtime to complete the task. The UT Administration is spending a sum of ~12 crore on erecting 6,500 street light poles alongside cycle tracks in the city. The stretch leading up to the Sector 42 lake has already been covered. Now, poles are being erected alongside a cycle track near Sector 19. According to the latest figures from the road crash analysis cell, nine per cent of the total road fatalities (10 out of 104 deaths) are that of cyclists on city roads. Unlit tracks and incidents of crime are major deterrent for city residents to take up cycle tracks after the sun sets. continued on page 2 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 6,500 STREET LIGHT POLES The UT Administration is spending a sum of ~12 crore on erecting 6,500 street light poles alongside cycle tracks in the city. The stretch leading up to the Sector 42 lake has already been covered. Now, street light poles are being erected alongside a cycle track near Sector 19 in Chandigarh. Dog sterilisation drive kicks off in Sector7 Tribune News Service All five toppers from the tricity are from Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula. Gulshan Kaur, Principal of the school, said: “We are happy for our students who have excelled this year, be it the board or engineering entrance examinations. The relationship we share with our children is what makes the difference. We are always there for our students in any circumstances.” GURPREET S WADHWA Tribune News Service Gaurav Kanthwal FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE JEE (ADVANCED) Scores 321 out of 396, says consistency is the key to success Tribune News Service Zirakpur, October 5 Two days after a biker suffered injuries in a road mishap, he breathed his last at a hospital today. According to the police, the victim, Varinder Kumar (25), a resident of Behlana, was working with a private firm. The incident took place when he was coming from the Panchkula side to Dhakoli on his bike. He was hit him from the rear by a car. The car driver sped away from the spot. The victim was shifted to the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32, where he died today. The body has been kept in a mortuary at the hospital. His Covid test report is also awaited. Meanwhile, a case has been registered against the driver of the car bearing a Haryana registration number. TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD P’kulalad doestricityproud,bags AIR10 129 CHD P’KULA SAMPLES TESTED 81,671 69,944 SAMPLES REJECTED 502 — POSITIVE 12,578 6,264 NEGATIVE 68,591 — RECOVERED 10,797 5,541 REPORTS AWAITED 129 — ACTIVE 1,604 628 RESENT — — DEATHS 177 95 SUNSET TUESDAY 6:02 PM Bottle caps seized from an SUV have apparent reference to a liquor group that has its distilleries in Punjab and Haryana. 17 TRICITY COVID REPORT MAX 35°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 19.5°C PAGE 3 INVESTIGATION POINTS AT PROMINENT LIQUOR GROUP Commission agent allegedly commits suicide by hanging himself at his shop in the Ambala City grain market. 28 FORECAST PAGE 3 ARHTIYA ENDS LIFE, BLAMES HAFED DM FOR EXTREME STEP 15 canines picked up on Day 1, taken to centre in Sec 38 NATIONAL MEET TIPS HEALING PROCESS ■ Emphasis on sterilisation of ■ City-wise census of stray dogs female canines The picked up dogs get a resting period of 24 hours during which they are scanned for fever and other symptoms. After the sterilisation, dogs are discharged after three days if the healing process is complete. “Things were a bit slow as it was the first day. Sector 7 is a spacious area, so workers took time to catch canines. As the process eases out, we are likely to get more dogs.” On the second day of the drive, the MC team will visit the CRPF camp and the 3BRD area to pick up dogs. ■ Effective waste management to curb stray dog population ■ Employment of skilled dog catch- ers and paramedical staff ■ Use of tranquilisers to catch dog Generally, dogs in the age group of six to eight months (male) and one year (female) are identified and picked up for sterilisation. The contract of an agency, which was earlier doing the job, had expired last year. As a result, officials tweaked the criteria a bit to identify the dogs. Officials said the drive would continue for the next one year till all dogs in the specified age group were sterilised. The picked up dogs get a resting period of 24 hours during which they are scanned for fever and other c m y b symptoms. After the sterilisation, dogs are discharged after three days if the healing process is complete. “They are dropped back at the same place from where they were picked up. If the healing is not complete, a dog may be kept for five to seven days, depending on the health,” said an official. In September 2019, Chandigarh hosted a first-of-its-kind national conference on stray dog management. One of the main points in the conclusion was to sterilise all identified dogs of an area at the same time so that the population comes down automatically. “It is not realistic to catch all dogs at the same time,” said a delegate who attended the conference last year. Chandigarh, October 5 The city today recorded 133 cases of coronavirus and three fatalities. A 56-year-old man from Sector 19, a case of type 2 diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease and stroke, died at the GMCH, Sector 32. A 34-year-old man from Sector 47, a case of acute febrile illness and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, died at the PGI. A 54-year-old man from Sector 25, a case of liver abscess with septicemia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, died at the PGI. A total of 199 patients were discharged after being cured. TNS SEE ALSO PAGE 2 WORRYING TREND Cured patients coming back with lung fibrosis Naina Mishra 2 fatalities, 43 fresh infections in P’kula Panchkula, October 5 The district today reported two deaths due to Covid-19. A 62year-old woman from Bitna, who was suffering from diabetes, and a 48-year-old man from Sector 15, who had no comorbidities, succumbed to the virus. The district also witnessed 43 fresh cases. Among the fresh cases, six were from Kalka, four each from Pinjore, Sector 15 and Sector 20, three each from Amravati Enclave, Sector 19, Sector 7 and Sector 9, two from Naggal, one each from Bitna, Chowki, Devinagar, Mauli, Nada Sahib, Police Lines, Sector 10, Sector 12, Sector 18, Sector 21 and Sultanpur. — TNS Tribune News Service DOCSPEAK Chandigarh, October 5 Tricity doctors have detected a worrying trend of cured Covid-19 patients returning after a few weeks with lung fibrosis — scarring of lung tissues, breathlessness and muscle ache. It has been two months since a Covid patient in his 70s was sent home from hospital as per the guidelines of the government. However, the path to recovery has been slightly longer for him. “Whenever I am at rest, I face no problem at all. However, as soon as I get up to start any physical activity, I don’t find enough strength in my body. I cannot walk beyond 3 km as I get tired easily. I often feel breathlessness,” said the 72- An increasing number of patients with the PGI is reporting symptoms of breathlessness and fatigue after Covid. Some of them have also reported lung fibrosis. ❝ Dr Sahajal Dhooria, ❞ DEPT OF PULMONARY MEDICINE, PGI year-old man. A 33-year-old man, who contracted the infection on August 25, said he felt drowsiness most of the time along with muscle pain. Dr Sahajal Dhooria from the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, PGI, said, “Breathlessness, fatigue, continued on page 3 No death in Mohali, 63 new cases Mohali, October 5 The district today witnessed 63 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 10,963, while 163 more patients were cured of the disease. The Civil Surgeon, Dr Manjit Singh, said no death was reported from the district 163 patients in district beat the virus during the past 24 hours. He said of the 63 fresh cases, 48 were from Mohali (urban), six from Dera Bassi, three from Kharar, three from Lal- ru, two from Banuri and one from Gharuan. The district has so far reported 10,963 positive cases. While 9,332 have been cured, there are 1,431 active cases. The district has seen 200 deaths due to the virus. — TNS
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