11012021-CT-01.qxd 1/11/2021 12:38 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 11 JANUARY 2021 | CHANDIGARH PATIALA CITY RESIDENTS COME OUT IN SUPPORT OF FARMERS PAGE 2 Opposition to farm laws not limited to rural population anymore as residents organise a rally in support of farmers. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY REVENUE OFFICIAL BOOKED ON GRAFT CHARGE, AIDE NAILED MAX 13°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 12°C | MIN 9.4°C SUNSET MONDAY 5.42 PM 14.4°C 14.4°C TRICITY COVID REPORT MOHALI 1,92,376 1,46,653 1,83,395 940 — — 20,295 10,214 18,740 1,71,141 — 1,64,194 19,727 9,857 17,456 52 — 461 241 213 933 327 144 351 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 81 PANCHKULA 136 MOHALI 96 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SUNRISE TUESDAY 7.20 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF THEFT REPORTED FROM HOUSE Chandigarh: A theft has been reported from a house in Hallo Majra. Complainant Jatin, a resident of Deep Complex, reported ~18,000 and jewellery items were stolen from his house on the intervening night of January 8 and 9. A case has been registered in this connection at the Sector 31 police station. TNS 9,395 birds culled on Day 2 AVIAN INFLUENZA Farm owners want compensation hiked Amit Bathla Tribune News Service Panchkula, January 10 As many as 9,395 birds were culled at two poultry farms in Barwala and Raipur Rani today, registering a slow pace of operations on the second consecutive day of the drive. The Animal Husbandry Department has targeted to cull 1.66 lakh birds at five poultry farms in the infected zone. The culling operations are yet to begin at three farms — Narender, Naveen and Sunil, all located in Kheri village. Officials are currently focussing on epicentres of the flu outbreak. The drive was completed today at Sidhharth Poultry Farm, one of the epicenters, where 1,728 poultry birds were to be culled. Officials claimed that the operations at another epicentre, Nature Poultry Farm, where a total of 16,000 birds were to be culled, would be completed tomorrow. The first day of the drive had SEVEN MORE BIRDS FOUND DEAD IN CITY Chandigarh: Seven birds were found in different parts of the city on Sunday during the ongoing search operation in the wake of bird flu outbreak. According to forest officials, pigeons and crows were found dead in Sectors 7, 25, 35, 50 and 39 and Daria. Several dead birds being found in a single day, that too from different areas, has worried UT officials. A senior witnessed the culling of 3,700 birds. At least 30 more rapid response teams (RRTs) from other districts will be pressed into service to speed up the culling process in addition to Panchkula: An unidentified youth, believed to be in his 30s, was found dead at the Sector 20 grain market here on Sunday afternoon. The victim’s body bore several injury marks, the police said. The body was shifted to the Sector 6 Civil Hospital mortuary for an autopsy. The police have not ruled out the murder angle in the case. TNS AUTO DRIVER KILLED IN MISHAP Zirakpur: A 38-year-old auto driver was killed in a road accident when a speeding truck coming from the Patiala side hit the vehicle at the Airport light point. The deceased, identified as Anandpal, a resident of Amb Shahib Colony, was going from Dera Bassi to Mohali when the mishap took place. The injured auto driver was rushed to the Civil Hospital in Mohali where doctors declared him brought dead. The autorickshaw was badly damaged while the carrotladen truck overturned on the roadside. TNS forest official said they would take a call tomorrow whether to send samples of the dead birds for testing or not. Earlier, the samples of a migratory bird and a local bird, which were sent to the Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Jalandhar, had tested negative for avian influenza. However, the report of other birds’ samples is awaited. TNS the nine teams on the job at present. A senior official of the Animal Husbandry Department said they wanted to perform the culling operations continued on page 3 Delhi fare drops as flight count soars Tribune News Service Mohali, January 10 An increase in the number of flights from the Chandigarh international airport to Delhi has led to a drop in the air fares over the past two weeks. Major online travel agencies posted a fare of ~2,597 to ~3,897 for a January 11 Chandigarh-Delhi flight. About one month ago, the cost of a ticket was about ~15,000 in view of the farmers’ protest. Air India, IndiGo, Vistara, GoAir and United Airlines operate flights between the Chandigarh, January 10 The PGI will vaccinate 500 health workers at five vaccination sites per day after the Covid-19 vaccine is rolled out. Dr Surinder S Pandav, professor of ophthalmology, who is chairing the internal vaccination committee of the institute, said, “We have identified five vaccination sites at the institute where 100 beneficiaries at each site will be vaccinated. The estimated time to vaccinate each beneficiary will be 45 minutes. About 15 to 20 minutes will be consumed in the verification of the beneficiary and uploading the details on the CoWIN portal. Nearly 30 more minutes will be required to monitor the beneficiary for any side effects after the inoculation.” He said, “In order to maintain social distancing, we have kept only one vaccination team at each site, which will vaccinate one beneficiary at a time. An adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) team comprising specialists is ready at the vaccination site.” Dr Jagat Ram, Director, PGI, said, “So far, the Central Government has not commu- ■ On getting a dose of the vac- cine, the beneficiary will receive an SMS on the registered mobile number ■ After all doses of the vaccine are administered, a QR code-based certificate will also be sent on the ■ A photo ID is a must for registered mobile numboth registration and ber of the beneficiary verification of a benefi■ Rest at the vaccination centre ciary at the session site to ensure that the intended per- for at least half an hour after son is vaccinated taking the vaccine ■ Following online registra■ Remember to continue tion, the beneficiary will following key Covid receive an SMS on appropriate behaviour his/her registered mobile such as wearing of a number regarding the due date, mask, hand sanitisation and place and time of vaccination physical distance (6 ft) HOW MUCH TIME IT WILL TAKE The estimated time to vaccinate each beneficiary will be 45 minutes. Nearly 30 more minutes will be required to monitor the beneficiary for any side effects after the inoculation. Dr SS Pandav, HEAD, INTERNAL VACCINATION COMMITTEE, PGI ❝ ❞ nicated whether the institute will receive Covid-19 vaccine doses separately or it will have to acquire it from the UT Administration. As per the official announcement of the ministry, we are hopeful that the vaccination will take off on January 16. Health workers will be vaccinated during the first phase, but as the vaccination progresses, we will also vaccinate family members and co-morbid population within the institution.” Chandigarh will receive 21,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as per the communication received by the Central Government. City sees 44 cases CHANDIGARH: The city on Sunday reported 44 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 20,295. A total of 31 more patients recovered from the infectious disease. The tally of cured patients stands at 19,727. — TNS In Mohali district, 84 more found infected Mohali: The district reported 84 fresh positive cases, taking the case tally to 18,740. No fatality was reported. Meanwhile, 72 more patients have recovered from the virus. As many as 351 persons have succumbed to the virus in the district so far. — TNS 15 new cases in P’kula PANCHKULA: The district reported 15 fresh Covid cases on Sunday, taking the tally to 10,214. The toll remained at 144. While 9,857 patients have recovered from the disease so far, 213 cases are still active. The district recovery rate stands at 96.50 per cent. —TNS A board installed at Sukhna Lake to create awareness on bird flu. Sanjay Bumbroo YOUTH FOUND DEAD IN P’KULA POINTS TO REMEMBER Tribune News Service Visitors at Sukhna Lake on a foggy day in Chandigarh on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI REPORT ON PAGE 3 P’KULA The construction of a multi-storey 200-bed mother & child health wing will begin at Sector 16 hospital soon. Naina Mishra 11.5°C JAN 10 JAN 15 JAN 23 JAN 5 JAN 18 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 CHD PAGE 3 PGI to vaccinate 500 health workers a day at five sites LOWEST MAX TEMP IN JAN IN 4 YEARS SAMPLES TESTED SAMPLES REJECTED POSITIVE NEGATIVE RECOVERED REPORTS AWAITED ACTIVE DEATHS MOTHER AND CHILD CENTRE TO COME UP AT GMSH-16 SOON Vigilance Bureau arrests an aide of a patwari for allegedly taking ~12,000 as bribe in lieu of mutation of a flat. Chill-ing out 12°C 13.3°C PAGE 3 Ticket available for ~15K a fortnight ago priced five times less two cities. At present, a total of 29 flights depart for various destinations from the Chandigarh international airport. These include 12 flights to Delhi, four to Mumbai, three to Bengaluru, two to Dharamsala and one each to Pune, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Goa. In view of the farmers’ protest on the Singhu border, which is on the ChandigarhDelhi road, people were forced to look for other options such as taking a flight to reach Delhi, resulting in the five-fold increase in the air fares. This also resulted in an increase in the spot air fares besides increasing the occupancy by 30 to 40 percent. The Delhi-Mumbai route has been traditionally the busiest in the country. continued on page 3 Hookah: Club caught on wrong foot a third time Chandigarh, January 10 It seems the decision of the UT Administration to close clubs and restaurants for three days for defying the hookah ban has failed to deter club owners as 10 days after a case was registered against Sexual assault on 10-year-old boy, suspects film act Panchkula, January 10 A 10-year-old boy was sexually assaulted allegedly by a man and three minors, aged 12 to 13, when he went to collect dry wood on the banks of the Ghaggar. The suspects also shot a video of the incident on a mobile phone. The police today arrested a suspect, Lakhan Singh, a native of Murthal in Sonepat. According to the police, the incident took place on January 6 and they received a complaint from the victim’s father on January 8. The complainant came to know about the incident from a boy living in their neighbourhood, following which the victim himself confirmed the act committed against him. A case was registered under Section 6 of the POCSO Act at the Women police station. — TNS Man shoots woman in Ambala City, kills self Wailing relatives of Amarjit Kaur (inset) at the Civil Hospital, Ambala City, on Sunday. PRADEEP MAINI Ambala, January 10 A man shot dead a woman before directing the gun at himself and ending his life in Ambala City here today. The victim has been identified as Amarjit Kaur (in her 50s), a resident of Ward 6 who had recently contested the Municipal Corporation election unsuccessfully on the Haryana Jan Chetna Party ticket. The suspect, Isham Singh (in his 50s), was a resident of Karnal. The incident took place at the Housing Board Colony under the jurisdiction of the c m y b Baldev Nagar police station. Both injured were rushed to the Civil Hospital, Ambala City, where the woman was declared brought dead. Isham Singh died while undergoing treatment. The woman had recently switched from the Congress to the Haryana Jan Chetna Party. Isham Singh was reportedly involved in liquor business in the past and was out on a parole in a criminal case. The victim’s family members have claimed that continued on page 3 the owner of a club, Pipe and Barrel, in Sector 9 for serving hookah, the UT police again found hookah being served to customers at the club. Three cases have been registered against the club for serving hookah since December. According to the police, hookah was being served at the club on January 9 following which a case was registered against club owner Sumesh Gagneja under Sections 188 and 270 of IPC and Section 58 of the Disaster Management Act at the Sector 3 police station. Gagneja was booked on December 12 too. Assistant manager of the club Deepak was also booked after the police found hookah being served at the club on December 2. — TNS
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