03122020-CT-01.qxd 12/3/2020 12:34 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 3 DECEMBER 2020 | CHANDIGARH PVT SCHOOLS TO HOLD DRAW FOR ADMISSIONS ONLINE Private schools in city all set to issue and receive admission forms for entry-level classes from Thursday. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA SAMPLES TESTED 1,45,958 SAMPLES REJECTED 816 POSITIVE 17,642 NEGATIVE 1,27,500 RECOVERED 16,279 REPORTS AWAITED 103 ACTIVE 1,082 DEATHS 281 MOHALI 1,16,053 1,37,235 — — 8,828 15,747 — 1,20,223 8,206 13,384 — 1,265 493 2,079 129 284 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 140 PANCHKULA 210 MOHALI 120 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF CLUBS VIOLATE DM’S ORDER, BOOKED Chandigarh: Two cases have been registered against nightclubs for alleged violation of the District Magistrate’s order. The UT police booked the owners of Play Boy Club, Industrial Area, for opening the club beyond the permissible time on November 27. A case has been registered against Nikhil, Shubham, Karan, Laddi and Minhas Sidhu, all partners of the club, under Section 188 of the IPC at the Industrial Area police station. In another case, the police found a hookah being served to customers at a club in Sector 26 on November 30, following which a case was registered against Parbhat Saini at the Sector 26 police station. TNS CURFEW: EATERY OPEN, OWNER HELD Mohali: The police have arrested the owner of a restaurant in Phase 1 for allegedly flouting the night curfew norms on Tuesday. He has been identified as Bhupinder Singh, who runs Burger and Cheese Lover’s in Phase 1 here. Inspector Manphul Singh, SHO, Phase 1 police station, said, “During patrolling, we found the restaurant running beyond the permissible time. A case has been registered against the owner under Section 188 of the IPC.” The owner was later released on bail. TNS DHABAS, LIQUOR VENDS VIOLATE NIGHT CURFEW IN ZIRAKPUR PAGE 3 PAGE 2 RAJINDER CHHIBBAR, SENIOR LAWYER & POET, PASSES AWAY PAGE 3 The 87-year-old died on Wednesday. For many, his demise was nothing less than the goodbye of a teacher. MAX 24°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24.6°C | MIN 9.4°C SUNSET THURSDAY 5.22 PM PAGE 3 A native of Kangra in Himachal, she was living with her husband at a rented accommodaton in Phase XI. SUNRISE FRIDAY 7.03 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Decks cleared for PGI-PU underpass Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 2 Decks have been cleared for the construction of a pedestrian underpass between the PGI and Panjab University (PU). The Urban Planning Department has prepared the drawings of the project. Kapil Setia, Chief Architect, UT, said the drawings were ready and within a day or two, they would hold a meeting with officials of the Engineering Department to give the final approval to the design. An official of the Engineering Department said after finalising the design, the Drawings of project ready, to get final nod soon Heavy traffic makes it difficult for PU students, patients and their attendents to cross the road between the PGI and the varsity. FILE department would prepare cost estimates of the project following which tenders would be floated for the construction of the underpass. The official said the underpass would have a lift, escalators and a ramp. In November last year, UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore had given in-principle approval for the construction of the underpass. The traffic police had apprised the Administration of the need for an underpass between the hospital and the university due to a heavy rush of patients and their attendants, as thousands of Woman jumps off 3rd floor at hospital, dies Six thieves land in police net, 40 two-wheelers recovered Chandigarh, December 2 A 48-year-old woman, a psychiatry patient admitted to a private hospital in Sector 34, reportedly committed suicide by jumping from the third floor of the hospital this evening. Tribune News Service REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO The police said the victim was identified as Amita Saini, a resident of Sector 10, Panchkula. She was admitted to the hospital on November 30. The victim was rushed to the Emergency after the incident where she was declared brought dead. The police have ruled out any foul play in the incident but initiated inquest proceedings at the Sector 34 police station. — TNS Chandigarh, December 2 The UT police nabbed six vehicle thieves and recovered 40 two-wheelers from their possession. A team, led by Inspector Amanjot Singh, SHO of the Sector 39 police station, nabbed the suspects, Lovepreet Singh, alias Lavi (25) and Hardeep Singh (23), both residents of Fatehgarh Sahib, Ravinder Giri, alias DC (25), Sharanjit Singh (19), Kavi Singh (21) and Baljinder Singh, alias Happy, all residents of Mohali district. Among the 40 two-wheelers, 36 are motorcycles, including 10 Bullet bikes, while four are Activa scooters. The police said on November 29, they had received information that a gang of vehicle thieves would be visiting Sector 40, following which The suspects in the custody of the UT police. 10 BULLET MOBIKES Among the 40 two-wheelers recovered, 36 are motorcycles, including 10 Bullet bikes, while four are Activa scooters. The police said the suspects used to sell the stolen two-wheelers to gullible people in villages of Mohali and Fatehgarh Sahib at cheaper rates. the police reached the spot and nabbed four youths, including Lovepreet, Hardeep, Ravinder and Sharanjit, who arrived there on stolen two-wheelers. Similarly, on November 30, another vehicle thief, Kavi, was nabbed with a motorcycle, which was stolen from Sector 41. The police said the continued on page 3 Sec 23 woman duped of ~9.93L Woman dies as car hits scooter Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 2 A woman riding pillion on an Activa died after a speeding car hit the scooter near the Dhanas road in Sector 14 yesterday. According to the police, complainant Paan Singh of Mani Majra reported that he was heading to Khuda Lahora when he saw a recklessly driven Swift car hit an Activa following which the Activa riders — Kamal and a woman, Geeta, who was riding as pillion, both residents of Nayagaon, fell on the road. The injured were rushed to the PGI where Geeta was declared brought dead. The car driver, Kuldeep Singh of Sector 15, has been booked. — TNS Chandigarh, December 2 A swindler duped a Sector 23 resident of ~9.93 lakh. According to the police, the complainant, Sunita Dhawan, reported that her mother has an account in a Punjab National Bank branch in Sector 23, wherein she received her pension. She reported that SMS alerts were not received on using the bank account following which she searched for a helpline number of the bank on Google. The complainant called on the number. However, nobody responded. A few SEEKING TO ACTIVATE BANK SMS ALERTS, VICTIM SHARES OTPs WITH SWINDLER minutes later, she received a call from someone who claimed that he was calling from the customer care centre of the bank. The fraudsters told the complainant that he was sending a link in which some details had to be filled. The fraudster tricked the complainant and made her reveal the number written on her ATM card and its PIN. The complainant received one-time passwords (OTPs) five times on her registered mobile number, which the fraudster managed to know from her. He then claimed that the service of SMS alert had been activated. A few hours later, the complainant received five messages of a total of ~9.93 lakh being withdrawn from her mother’s bank account. The police were informed about the cheating following which a case has been registered at the Sector 17 police station. An investigation has been initiated into it by the cyber crime investigation cell. Officials make light of high-tension wires near houses ZIRAKPUR ELECTROCUTION ‘AT LEAST 1.6 M GAP A MUST’ ❝There are different rules and regulations for different Gaurav Kanthwal areas. The most common is that there should be a minimum horizontal distance of 1.6 metres between any part of the building and the closest electricity line Tribune News Service Zirakpur, December 2 High-tension wires passing dangerously close to several buildings in Zirakpur and Baltana have claimed a life and injured two persons in the past two months. Instances of persons coming in contact with electricity wires in the area have become common with at least one fatality being reported every year along with numerous cases of electric shock. In the latest case, a 19-yearold youth died on Sunday 26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN HANGS HERSELF TO DEATH IN MOHALI High-tension wires passing by a building in Zirakpur. RAVI KUMAR while his friend was injured while trying to save him on the first floor of a hotel. The deceased, Kamlesh, and Davinder Kumar were working and staying at Royal Park Resort. Kamlesh’s body was charred and mutilated after coming in contact with a 11,000 volt power line. The incident took place when the victim was having lunch ❞ A PSPCL official while sitting on a railing. He lost the balance and touched the wires. Sub-Inspector Rajesh Chauhan said the police had recorded a statement of the c m y b victim’s family under Section 174 of the CrPC. On October 28, a sevenyear-old girl in Anand Vihar of Baltana had come in contact with a high-tension wire while playing with her friends in the balcony of the first floor of her house. She had to be taken to the PGI. Anand Vihar residents alleged that in many colonies of Baltana, power lines were running directly over the road or dangerously close to the buildings. In the past, fatalities due to electrocution have been reported from Krishna Enclave, Motia City and the Peer Muchalla area also. continued on page 3 people from neighbouring states reach the medical institute for treatment every day. As buses drop passengers on the road opposite the main gate of the hospital, they have to cross the road amid heavy traffic, which is a risky affair. Also, people have to wait for a long time to cross the road due to heavy traffic on both sides of the road. After getting approval from the Administrator, the Engineering Department had conducted a survey for the construction of the underpass to help hassle-free vehicular and pedestrian movement. Boy assaulted, robbed of ~36K Panchkula, December 2 A 14-year-old boy was allegedly physically assaulted and robbed of ~36,500 by two persons in Barwala on November 26. A complaint in this connection was filed with the police on December 1 as the victim, identified as Sahil from Barwala, was receiving treatment at the PGI, Chandigarh. The complainant had recognised the suspects as Amir Khan and Shoaib of Jaloli. He accused them of hitting him with wooden sticks at his cutlery shop in the Barwala market, Chaman Lal and Son, around 9 pm following which he collapsed. The suspects allegedly took ~36,500 from his pocket and escaped. The victim was first taken to the Raipur Rani PHC from where he was referred to the Panchkula Civil Hospital. Doctors at the Panchkula hospital further referred him to the PGI. continued on page 3 A protester braves a water cannon used by the police in Chandigarh on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR UT police use water cannons on Punjab Youth Cong workers Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 2 The UT police today resorted to the use of water cannons to stop workers of the Punjab Youth Congress from marching towards the residence of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. The police said around 11 am, a large number of Congress workers, led by Punjab Youth Congress president Barinder Dhillon, marched from the Sector 15 office of the Punjab Congress headquarters to the Sector 3 residence of the Haryana CM to protest against “mishandling” of farmers in Haryana and Delhi. The police said during the protest, the workers broke barricades. Water cannons were used to stop them, but they managed to proceed towards the CM’s residence. However, they were stopped near the Sector 2/3 small chowk. WERE MARCHING TOWARDS KHATTAR’S RESIDENCE AGAINST ‘MISHANDLING’ OF FARMERS CAPT CONDEMNS ATTACK ON SCRIBES The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has strongly condemned the alleged attack on some journalists by Youth Congress workers. He expressed regret that a scribe was hurt and promised strict action against the perpetrators of the violence. “You’ve to lead by example and uphold law,” he said. The police have registered a case against Barinder Dhillon and others under Section 188 of the IPC at the Sector 11 police station. Some Youth Congress workers allegedly pelted journalists from electronic media with stones following which a scribe was injured.
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