15102020-CT-01.qxd 10/15/2020 12:48 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 15 OCTOBER 2020 | CHANDIGARH PEC MGMT, STUDENTS DISCUSS RESCHEDULING OF EXAMS PAGE 2 The final decision regarding conducting practical examinations will be taken by the PEC Senate on October 21 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA SAMPLES TESTED 91,177 76,706 SAMPLES REJECTED 554 — POSITIVE 13,403 6,684 NEGATIVE 77,220 — RECOVERED 12,119 6,246 REPORTS AWAITED 127 — ACTIVE 1,085 334 RESENT — — DEATHS 199 104 MOHALI 90,280 — 11,559 77,411 10,481 1,240 869 — 209 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 130 PANCHKULA 209 MOHALI 114 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MINOR FIRE AT DUMPING GROUND Chandigarh: Eight days after a major fire erupted at the Dadu Majra dumping ground, a minor fire was reported from the site around 4.30 pm on Wednesday. However, it was doused by firemen within an hour. A fire engine was rushed to the spot to put out the flames. On October 6, a major fire created panic in the area as flames and a plume of orange-yellow smoke rose from the middle and spread in all directions of the garbage mound with wind. A Dadu Majra resident said, “We are living in fear as recurrent fires in the dumping ground have become a major concern.’’ TNS LOW OCCUPANCY AT CENTRES AS COVID CASES DECLINE IN UT MAX 34°C | MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 21.7°C SUNSET THURSDAY 5:52 PM Car rams into divider, two killed, 4 injured Tribune News Service Ambala, October 14 Two men were killed while four suffered injuries when the car they were travelling in rammed into a divider and overturned near the Dhillon petrol pump on the national highway in Ambala in the wee hours of today. The deceased have been identified as Deepak Sharma and Hunny Cheema, while the injured have been identified as Gurdev, Parul, Shiv and Nimit, all residents of Kurukshetra. Around 3.30 am, the victims were on their way from Ambala to Kurukshetra when a tyre of their vehicle burst and the vehicle rammed into a divider before overturning on the national highway. The SHO of the Parao police station, Devender Singh, said “Two men died while four suffered injuries in the accident. Three of the injured are still in the ICU. The bodies have been handed over to the family.” Milkha Singh hands over a cheque for ~50,000 to ace hockey striker Harpreet Singh, promises more help. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:25 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD The show must go on Cinemas set to reopen today, but movies to be screened from tomorrow Tribune News Service SAFETY MEASURES Chandigarh, October 14 The UT Administration has given its approval for reopening of cinema halls and multiplexes as per the instructions of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) from October 15, but these are expected to resume services from October 16 onwards with strict Covid19 guidelines. In the wake of the Covid19 pandemic, the UT Administration had ordered the closure of all cinema halls and multiplexes in March this year. As per the guidelines issued by the MHA for Unlock 5, cinema halls or multiplexes can reopen from October 15 with 50 per cent occupancy with adequate physical distancing while seating. Seats that are not to be occupied will have to be marked as such. The show timings shall be staggered and digital payment modes will be encouraged. Also, sufficient ticket counters will be opened and advance booking allowed to prevent crowd- CONTACTLESS SECURITY CHECK: No frisking at the entry. Moviegoers will have to walk through a metal detector SANITISATION BEFORE EVERY SHOW: The venue will be thoroughly sanitised before each and every show SOCIAL DISTANCING: Every alternate seat will be left empty to ensure physical distancing PACKAGED FOOD AND BEVERAGE: Only packaged food and beverages will be available as per the guidelines Sec 27 roads in dire need of repairs ROAD ROT Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 14 Potholes, bald patches and damaged stretch welcome people to almost every corner of Sector 27. All V-4 to V-6 roads in the sectors need immediate repair and recarpeting, but the Municipal Corporation has turned a blind eye to the sector. “The roads in our sector are in a bad state. Parking lots also need immediate recarpeting. We hope the Municipal Corporation wakes up from its slumber and pays heed to see the condition of roads,” said Raman Bhardwaj, a resident of Sector 27. The stretch near the Sector 27-28 light point is dotted with potholes and is a A Sector 27 road in a pitiable condition. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN ❝ Roads in Sector 27 are in a bad state. Parking lots also need immediate recarpeting. We hope the MC wakes up from its slumber and pays heed to the condition of roads. Raman Bhardwaj, A RESIDENT ❞ ‘You may not forgive me’ — girl’s heart-wrenching suicide note Amit Bathla Tribune News Service Panchkula, October 14 The 16-year-old girl, who reportedly committed suicide on Monday, was allegedly harassed by her boyfriend and wrote a three-page note before she decided to take the extreme step. The girl reportedly hanged herself to death from a cupboard latch at her house in Sector 14 around 3 pm. She had blamed 19-yearold boyfriend Deshraj, who lives in Rally village in Sector 12-A, for her death. “I know whatever I have done is wrong. You may not ever forgive me. I had no POST-MORTEM REPORT ■ A senior official of the Civil Hospital said: “According the post-mortem report, we can’t say if the girl was pregnant or an attempt was made to terminate the pregnancy.” ■ A case under Section 4 of the POCSO Act and 306 of the IPC (abetment to suicide) was registered. ■ According to the victim’s mother, the suspect was their neighbour when they used to live in Rally village in Sector 12-A before moving to Sector 14. option but to believe him (Deshraj). He swore by his parents that he won’t ever leave me. I made the biggest mistake of my life by falling for him and believing him,” reads the note left by the victim for her parents. It added: “I was scared if I leave him, he would tell everything about us to everyone. I wish I had told you everything at the right time. I don’t want Deshraj to spoil any other girl’s life like mine. I couldn’t concentrate on my studies or sleep due to the betrayal.” In the note, the victim had also mentioned that her boyfriend had given her five abortion pills of which she had consumed three. c m y b risky spot as vehicles try to overtake each other. In January this year, a 52-year-old ASI of the UT police was killed on the road separating Sector 27 and 28. He had crossed the light point on his two-wheeler when a vehicle hit his vehicle from behind and the driver had fled the spot. “Main roads of the sector are broken. Drivers tend to veer to the other side to avoid potholes,” said Harvinder Singh, a bank employee in Sector 27. Davinder Babla, Ward No. 18 councillor, said: “The Mayor does not respond to my phone calls. The MC Commissioner has no answer to my queries. The MC staff has been shifted to the BJP-ruled wards. All roads are in a bad condition, but officials remain apathetic.” Sanjay Arora, SE (B&R), said all roads in the city would be repaired one at a time. “We have resumed recarpeting and repair work of roads,” he added. Virus kills 2 more in city ‘Threatened bizmen to extort money’ Tribune News Service Man nailed with cocaine, revolver Tricity cops to keep tabs on gangsters Tribune News Service Will share info on criminals’ movement — Gautam Dutta, CEO, PVR CINEMAS Gautam Dutta, CEO, PVR Cinemas, said, “We are pleased to be back for our customers, and as we reopen slowly and steadily, ensuring the safety and security of our customers and employees is our highest aim. Currently, the focus is on building consumer 3 of ‘Bishnoi gang’ held, four booked confidence and following the guidelines laid down by the MHA. We are optimistic that we will emerge stronger. The screening pipeline looks promising and we are working hard to bring the most exciting content to our patrons in the following weeks.” are pleased to be back for ❝Wecustomers and employees isour customers. As we reopen slowly and steadily, ensuring the safety and security of our our highest aim. ❞ ing area half an hour before the show among others. Meanwhile, PVR Cinemas today announced its reopening plans from October 15. However, movies will be available from October 16. The screening schedule will include some of the new releases. FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Chandigarh, October 14 Seven alleged members of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang have been booked by the Chandigarh Police in two cases on the charge of making extortion threats to businessmen, club and hotel owners. One of the suspects, identified as Javed Jinjha (26), an alleged close aide of Bishnoi, was arrested and a countrymade pistol seized from his possession. According to the police, they had received a tip-off that members of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang — Rajesh Paswan of Sector 56, Rinku of Dadu Majra, Javed Jinjha residing in Sector 37, Deepak Kundu, alias Billa, a resident of Sector 26, Vikramjeet Singh Kular, a resident of Sector 71, Mohali, and Jackie, a Panchkula resident — are active in the tricity and had been demanding extortion money from businessmen, liquor contractors and hotel owners. Rajesh Paswan was an Independent candidate in one of the MC elections. “We had a tip-off that gang <
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