16102020-CT-01.qxd 10/16/2020 12:20 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 16 OCTOBER 2020 | CHANDIGARH PANCHKULA AUTHORITIES BRACE FOR NAVRATRI FEST PAGE 4 Special arrangements made to ensure safe, secure and hassle-free ‘darshan’ at Mansa Devi temple. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA SAMPLES TESTED 92,198 78,283 SAMPLES REJECTED 561 — POSITIVE 13,477 6,712 NEGATIVE 78,160 — RECOVERED 12,232 6,286 REPORTS AWAITED 139 — ACTIVE 1,044 321 RESENT — — DEATHS 201 105 MOHALI 91,260 — 11,618 78,532 10,547 1,110 860 — 211 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 115 PANCHKULA 155 MOHALI 127 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sector 41, 42 and 63 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 9, 21, 30, 33, 56, College of Art, Sector 10, garbage plant, Sector 25 (West) and Dadu Majra Colony 10 am to 5 pm: Parts of duplex hoses, Rajiv Vihar, Uppal Complex ,Telephone Exchange, Shastri Nagar, farmhouses on Kishangarh road, MES tubewells, Vikas Nagar, Mouli Complex, Tubewell No. 5, Kalagram, Railway Colony, Washing Plant and TA Camp, Mani Majra Caretaker ties man, flees with ~15K, 2 phones Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 15 A man working as a caretaker has been booked for stealing ~15,000 and two mobile phones after tying a 74-yearold man with a turban at his house in Sector 35. According to the police, the complainant, Dr Shivshankar Parthak, stated that he, along with his brother Omparkash Pathak (78) and his wife Sheela, stay together in Sector 35. He stated that they had kept a caretaker, Jagsir Singh, to look after his brother. Jagsir was given a room to stay on the top floor of the house. The complainant stated that Jagsir had told them that he would leave the room on October 14, following which the complainant went to the top floor to check whether Jagsir had vacated the room or not. The complainant alleged that he asked Jagsir to get his belongings checked before leaving the room following continued on page 2 HIGH COURT NOTICE TO PU ON SCRAPPING OF ENTRANCE TESTS MAX 34°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.1°C | MIN 18.6°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5:51 PM PAGE 4 Chandigarh Smart City Limited allots a tender for purchase of 390 vehicles to collect segregated waste from UT. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:25 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Man kills wife in Dhakoli, flees Used sharp weapon, dragged her into bathroom, bolted it from outside BRUTAL ATTACK Tribune News Service Zirakpur, October 15 A man allegedly killed his wife by attacking her with a sharp weapon over some dispute at their house in Vasant Vihar, Phase 2, Dhakoli. The suspect, Ashok Saini, who is into the business of building aluminum doors, is on the run. The victim has been identified as Sudesh (45). The couple’s elder son, aged 22, informed the police about the incident today. Soon after getting information, the local police and a forensic team reached the spot. Saini often had fights with his wife. A few days ago too, they had a heated argument and fight over some issue. Yesterday night, the matter went out of control. The suspect The suspect, Ashok Saini, attacked the victim, Sudesh, so brutally that her left thumb was chopped off as she tried to save herself from the attack. COUPLE FOUGHT OFTEN Saini often used to have fights with his wife. A few days ago too, they had a heated argument and fight over some issue. MOTHER GONE TO AUNT’S PLACE, CHILDREN TOLD Cops at the house where Ashok Saini (inset) allegedly killed his wife Sudesh (inset) in Dhakoli on Thursday. PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL allegedly attacked Sudesh with a sharp weapon. He allegedly dragged her into the bathroom and bolted it from outside. The next morning, the children asked Saini where their When children asked Saini where their mother was, he told them she fought with him and went to her aunt’s home. After this, the suspect left the house. When the elder son called him up in the afternoon, Saini confessed to having killed Sudesh. mother was. He told them she fought with him and went to her aunt’s home. After this, the suspect left the house. When the elder son called up his father in the afternoon, Saini confessed to having killed Sudesh. Thereafter, the victim’s son informed the police. The police have registered a case against the suspect. Sources said the suspect attacked her so brutally that her left thumb was chopped off as she tried to save herself from the attack. Dhakoli police post in-charge Narpinder Singh said teams had been formed to trace the suspect. The body has been kept at a mortuary in a Dera Bassi hospital. The couple has two sons. The elder one is doing BA while the younger, aged 15, is in Class V The suspect’s . father, Chudiya Ram, too lives with them. He said their lives were now shattered. Restore normalcy in City’s heritage items fetch OPDs, institutes told ~2.11 cr at London auction Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 15 UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore today ordered that all medical institutions must try to restore normalcy in OPDs, since the burden of Covid cases had come down substantially. During a review meeting on the pandemic, the Administrator directed Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary, Health, UT, to explore the possibility of strengthening satellite medical centres in various sectors by providing weekly service of specialists from major hospitals, including the PGI, so that there was no over-crowding in the OPDs of the PGI and other medical institutions. Badnore also directed that regular fogging, sanitisation and cleanliness should be undertaken to ensure that there was no outbreak of malaria, dengue or other vector-borne diseases. Dr Amandeep Kang, Director, Health Services, mentioned that normalcy was restored in orthopaedic, gynaecology, dental and paediatric OPDs at the GMSH, Sector 16. Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 15 Heritage furniture items from the city were sold for a record ~2.11 crore during an auction conducted by Bonham, an auction house, in London today. As many as 10 heritage items designed by French architects Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret went under the hammer. Among the items auctioned was a ‘committee table’. It fetched ~71.57 lakh. The items auctioned in London included a press chair (~9 lakh), a pair of low chairs Two deaths push UT toll past 200 Chandigarh, October 15 The city today reported two Covid-19 fatalities, taking the toll to 201. City sees 83 new cases, 113 recoveries The city also saw 83 new cases. The UT case tally now stands at 13,477. A 43-year-old man from Khuda Ali Sher, who was suffering from acute chronic kidney disease, succumbed to the virus at the PGI. A 66-year-old man from Sector 47, who was suffering from diabetes and hypertension, died at the GMCH-32. — TNS TWO MORE DIE IN MOHALI, TOLL 211 Mohali: The district witnessed two more Covid fatalities during the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 211. Besides, 59 fresh cases surfaced in the district. The new cases included 37 from Mohali (Urban), eight each from Dera Bassi and Lalru, four from Dhakoli and two from Gharuan. Meanwhile, 66 more patients in the district have defeated the virus. So far, 11,618 cases of Covid have been reported from the district and 10,547 of these have been cured. TNS 28 cases, 1 more death in P’kula Panchkula, October 15 The district reported 28 new coronavirus cases and one more death today, taking the case tally to 6,712 and toll to 105. A 59-year-old woman from Sector 15, who was suffering from diabetes, succumbed to the disease. Among the fresh cases, six are from Sector 27, five from Pinjore, four from Sector 15, two from Sector 14 and one each from Amravati Enclave, continued on page 4 THE TRIBUNEIMPACT Tribune News Service Zirakpur, October 15 Roads continue to trouble residents and other commuters in the town. While societies and houses mushroomed over the years, the condition of roads here did not improve much. The condition of inner roads is poor. During a random check, it was found that one of the oldest stretches, VIP Road, is in a dismal state. Other than its name, there is nothing ‘VIP’ about the road. NOD TO 390 VEHICLES FOR UT WASTE SEGREGATION PROJECT HC issues notice of motion on petition for setting aside university’s decision upholding scrapping of entrance tests. Broken Zirakpur roads trouble commuters ROAD ROT PAGE 4 A potholed stretch on the road near McDonald’s in Zirakpur. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Kalgidhar-Baltana, Dhakoli, Pabhat and other internal roads offer a bumpy ride to commuters. “Big potholes can be spotted at various places. Broken roads damage our vehicles, besides causing accidents. During rain, the situation deteriorates as commuters, especially two-wheeler riders, fail to notice how deep a Potholes on a road in Sector 27 being repaired a day after Chandigarh Tribune highlighted the issue. MANOJ MAHAJAN water-filled pothole is. So, road mishaps are common here. Most small accidents go unreported,” said Navdeep Kumar, a local resident. continued on page 4 c m y b A committee table goes for ~71.57 lakh (~33.44 lakh), eight office armchairs (~28.66 lakh), a pair of advocate and press armchairs (~19.13 lakh), a writing table (~16.74 lakh), a bench (~7.21 lakh), a public bench (~9.59 lakh), an easy armchair (~11.38 lakh) and a folding screen (~4.58 lakh). In a letter to S Jaishankar, the Union Minister for External Affairs, Ajay Jagga, member, Heritage Protection Cell, Chandigarh, stated that auction of Indian heritage items by foreign auction houses was going on and on, causing a huge loss to the nation’s prestige apart from violating the ban. As such, it was appealed that all foreign embassies (of India) be alerted and the UN be approached reminding its international commitment to UNESCO to combat trafficking of cultural objects, he added. The vehicles that were set on fire in New Indira Colony, Mani Majra, Chandigarh, on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR Three vehicles set afire at Mani Majra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 15 Three vehicles, owned by a resident of New Indira Colony, Mani Majra, were set on fire by an unknown person during the wee hours of today. Earlier, three cars were burnt at Mauli Jagran and Ram Darbar on the intervening night of October 3 and 4. Sohail reported that his Tata Safari, Tata Ace and Nano were parked outside the house in the colony. At 4.14 am, his neighbour noticed the vehicles on fire. The neighbour informed Sohail and his family. The Fire Department was informed following which fire engines were rushed to the spot and the flames doused. “There are no CCTV cameras near the spot where the vehicles were parked. However, there are cameras on the lane leading towards the spot. We will scrutinise the footage,” Sohail said. The police were informed. An investigation has been initiated into the matter at the IT Park police station. RECENT INCIDENTS ■ Three cars were burnt at Mauli Jagran and Ram Darbar on the intervening night of October 3 and 4. ■ A group of 50 miscreants went on the rampage and vandalised around 30 vehicles parked on streets at Mauli Complex in Mauli Jagran following an argument between a local resident and a meat shop owner on October 2 are ❝Therenearno CCTV cameras the spot where the vehicles were parked. However, there are cameras on the lane leading towards the spot. We will scrutinise the footage. Sohail, OWNER ❞
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