25012021-CT-01.qxd 1/25/2021 12:58 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 25 JANUARY 2021 | CHANDIGARH RESIDENTS CHEER FARMERS GOING FOR ‘TRACTOR PARADE’ PAGE 2 Mohali residents come out of their houses in big numbers to cheer for farmers going to the Delhi border. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY Badnore to unfurl Tricolour in Mohali Mohali, January 24 Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore will unfurl the National Flag at the state-level function at Government College in Mohali on January 26. After reviewing the full dress rehearsal, Mohali Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan said necessary arrangements had been made. Dayalan said there would be no large public gathering during the Republic Day function in view of the pandemic. He said safety protocols regarding Covid-19 would specifically ensure sanitation, social distancing and wearing of masks. He said there would be no cultural programme. — TNS EX-CITY CONG HEAD DIES Chandigarh: Former Chandigarh Congress president BB Bahl passed away in the USA on Sunday. He had been living in the there for the past few years. Bahl remained the president for over 14 years. Congress president Pradeep Chhabra expressed condolences and paid tributes to him. TNS TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED SAMPLES REJECTED POSITIVE NEGATIVE RECOVERED REPORTS AWAITED ACTIVE DEATHS P’KULA MOHALI 2,08,107 1,55,923 1,87,989 942 — — 20,718 10,454 19,288 1,86,447 — 1,68,286 20,248 10,145 18,181 92 — 415 136 162 749 334 147 358 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 137 PANCHKULA 274 MOHALI 162 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD CHANCELLOR SEEKS DRAFT SCHEDULE FOR SENATE POLL MAX 15°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 14.5°C | MIN 11.2°C Chandigarh:A 19-year-old youth has been arrested by the police for theft at a house. The suspect has been identified as Bharat, a resident of Mauli Jagran. The police said the suspect had stolen jewellery and ~1.50 lakh from a house in Dariya village on December 12 last year. A case has been registered at the Industrial Area police station. TNS FURNITURE STOLEN FROM WORKSHOP Chandigarh: Unknown persons have been booked for stealing chairs and stools from a workshop at the PGI. The complainant told the police that 18 broken cushioned chairs and four broken stools were stolen from the workshop. A case has been registered at the Sector 11 police station. TNS SUNSET MONDAY: 5:54 PM PAGE 2 Young officers from the tricity will shine at R-Day parade on Rajpath with three leading marching contingents of Army. SUNRISE TUESDAY: 7:16 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Former Mayor Kulwant’s election office‘attacked’ Lofty strides Complaint lodged with EC, Mohali SSP The full dress rehearsal for the R-Day function underway at Parade Ground in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Keep off these roads tomorrow Chandigarh, January 24 In view of the Republic Day function at Parade Ground in Sector 17, there will be traffic restrictions/diversions here on Tuesday. The following stretches around Parade Ground will remain closed from 6.30 am onwards till the time the function gets over. ■ From the Sector 16/17/22/23 roundabout up to Gurdial Singh petrol pump, Sector 22-A, on Udyog Path. ■ From the Old District Courts, Sector 17, up to Shivalik Hotel on the rear side of Parade Ground. ■ From the Lyon’s Restaurant light point near the MC office, Sector 17, up to Parade Ground. TRAFFIC DIVERSION Buses coming towards the ISBT, Sector 17, will be diverted towards the ISBT chowk, Sector 17, from the Kisan Bhawan chowk and SECURITY ADVISORY ■ Invitees are requested to be seated latest by 9.30 am at Parade Ground in Sector 17. ■ Special invitees/attendees are requested to enter Parade Ground from gate numbers 3, 4 & 5 i.e. opposite the Sector 22 side. ■ All attendees are requested to carry an original photo ID card. ■ All attendees are requested not to bring any objectionable articles such as bag, match box, knife, cigarette, weapon, liquor, inflammable items, electronic devices, black flag and banners/posters. the Piccadilly chowk via Himalaya Marg and will reach the ISBT-17 from the Small chowk (near Gurdial Singh petrol pump). In order to decongest this area at the time of dispersal, traffic will be diverted away TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI TWO FALL PREY TO ONLINE FRAUD YOUTH ARRESTED ON THEFT CHARGE YOUNG OFFICERS FROM TRICITY TO SHINE AT R-DAY PARADE The office of the Vice-President and Chancellor, Panjab University, writes to the VC for submitting a schedule. INBRIEF Chandigarh:Two cases of online fraud have been reported in the city. A woman resident of Maloya was duped of ~1.73 lakh by a fraudster while she was trying to register a complaint regarding an online payment application. A case was registered at the Maloya police station. In the other case, a swindler duped a Sector 43 resident of ~16,200 on the pretext of providing her with a job. A case has been registered at the Sector 36 police station. TNS PAGE 2 A door-to-door garbage collector in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Register till Jan 31, MC tells waste collectors Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 24 Hoping for a breakthrough with a door-to-door waste collectors’ union on the issue of lifting garbage with vehicles, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has now asked the collectors to register with it by January 31. Otherwise, the civic body said it would be forced to hire its own manpower. There are two major unions of collectors in the city. One faction led by OP Saini has agreed to work under the MC while the other, led by Shamsher Lotiya, has refused to do so. “We (collectors) will register with the MC as most of our demands have been addressed. A meeting is scheduled with MC Commissioner KK Yadav on Monday,” said Saini. Till the previous deadline (January 15), only 550 collectors had registered to work in the MC waste-lifting vehicles. “Since the union has agreed. We have given the collectors January 31 as the If no breakthrough, will hire own manpower: Civic body CRAWFED SUGGESTS MEASURES Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Residents’ Association Welfare Federation (CRAWFED) proposed a few suggestions to the MC and the collectors’ unions. Federation chairman Hitesh Puri said the workers, who lifted the garbage through ‘rehris’, should not go on a strike as it caused inconvenience to residents, which might compel the MC to think about other arrangements. TNS final date to register. Or else, we will have to hire our own manpower as we cannot make residents suffer,” said Mayor Ravi Kant Sharma. “We demand that we continue to pick waste through our rehris and collect monthly charges as per the existing system. We do not trust the promises of the MC,” added Lotiya. NO PARKING No general parking will be allowed in the parking area in front of shops in the Sector 22-A market from 6.30 am onwards till the function gets over. FOR SPECIAL INVITEES Special invitees having authorised car parking labels will have to approach Parade Ground from the Sector 16/17/22/23 roundabout (Cricket Stadium chowk) on Udyog Path and park their vehicles in the parking area in front of the Sector 22-A market. from the ISBT-17 chowk on Udyog Path by diverting traffic coming from the Sector 17/18 light point, Aroma light point, Sector 18/19/20/21 chowk and the Cricket Stadium chowk for half an hour — from 11 am to 11.30 am. At the time of dispersal, only buses will be allowed to ply on this stretch. TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR ‘AT HOME’ FUNCTION In view of the “At Home” function on Republic Day at Haryana Raj Bhawan, the following traffic restrictions/diversions will be in place. The road stretch from the Sukhna Lake T-point near the police post on Sarovar Path up to the Sector 5/6/7/8 chowk on Vigyan Path will remain closed for the general public from 3.30 pm onwards until the “At Home” function at the Haryana Raj Bhawan gets over. “At Home” invitees are requested to approach the Haryana Raj Bhawan from the Sukhna Lake side on Uttar Marg as one-way traffic system will be implemented in front of the Haryana Raj Bhawan. — TNS Doc warns against use of alcoholafterimmunisation Chandigarh, January 24 An expert has advised that after taking the Covid-19 vaccine shot, people should not prefer consuming alcohol as it can impact the response of the vaccine. Dr Madhu Gupta, community health expert and principal investigator of Covishield trials at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), said if possible one should wait for four to six weeks after receiving the first vaccine jab. “Alcohol and heavy smoking interfere with the immunological response of the body. These interfere with the mechanism in which the antibodies are expected to be produced in the body after taking the shot. With this, the optimum level of Says wait for four to 6 weeks after receiving the first jab antibodies expected could not be reached. So, if the optimum level is not achieved, the seroprotection expected after 14 days cannot be of that level,” Dr Madhu Gupta said. She said there was no such thing that there would be a reaction and any adverse impact of consuming alcohol after taking the vaccine shot. “It is just that the level of immunity desired cannot be reached and this is true for almost every kind of vaccine,” she said. 32 fresh cases, one fatality in UT 35 more infected in Mohali district MOHALI: The district reported 35 fresh Covid cases during the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 19,288 till Sunday evening. Meanwhile, no death has been reported in the district till Sunday evening. As many as 36 patients recovered from the virus and were discharged from hospitals. Of the total 35 fresh cases, 26 were from Mohali (Urban), one each from Dera Bassi, Lalru and Kharar and two each from Gharuan, Baur and Dhakoli. — TNS c m y b CHANDIGARH: The city on Sunday reported 32 fresh cases of Covid and one death, taking the case tally to 20,718 and toll to 334. A total of 22 patients recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours. — TNS Only 9 cases in Panchkula dist PANCHKULA: The district on Sunday reported nine fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 10,454. The Covid toll remained at 147. While 10,145 patients have recovered from the disease so far, 162 cases are still active. — TNS Mohali, January 24 High drama prevailed outside former Mayor Kulwant Singh’s Azad Group election office in Sector 79 this afternoon when a group of people holding a farmers’ agitation flag objected to a “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan” symbol on his party’s banner. A scuffle ensued between the two groups with some of the persons brandishing kirpans and sticks. No one was injured in the melee, but the Kulwant Singh-led group alleged that it was a murderous attack on them with revolvers, kirpans and sticks. Addressing a press conference in the evening, Kulwant and former councillors Parvinder Singh Sohana and Sukhdev Singh Patwari alleged that the attack on their office and workers was carried out by men of Congress minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, former MP Prem Singh Chandumajra and SAD leader Charanjit Singh Brar. Sohana and Kulwant alleged that Jagtar Singh Billa, son of an SAD candidate for the Kharar MC poll, and former YAD leader Sukhwinder Singh Chhindi were also involved in the attack. A complaint had been The ‘attackers’ wielding sticks outside the Azad Group's election office in Mohali on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO MINISTER’S MEN BEHIND IT: EX-MAYOR Former Mayor Kulwant Singh and former councillors Parvinder Singh Sohana and Sukhdev Singh Patwari alleged that the attack on their office and workers was carried out by men of Congress minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, former MP Prem Singh Chandumajra and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Charanjit Singh Brar. lodged with the Election Commission and the Mohali SSP regarding the attack. Sohana SHO Bhagwant Singh said the police had registered a case under Sections 323 and 452 against four unknown persons at the Sohana police station. SAD senior vice-president and former MP Prem Singh Chandumajra and Sukhbir Badal’s political adviser Charanjit Singh Brar termed the allegations baseless. Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, whose younger brother Amarjeet Singh Sidhu (Ward No. 10) is one of the probable candidates for the post of Mayor, said the former Mayor was blaming them as he had not done any developmental work in the past five years. — TNS 1 held for outraging constable’s modesty Chandigarh, January 24 A Mani Majra resident has been arrested by the UT police for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman constable and deterring her from discharging her duty. A naka was laid near the beat box in Mani Majra where the constable stopped an Activa for triple riding on January 23. The Activa was being driven by Harish, a resident of the MHC, Mani Majra. The police said Harish, along with two others, was riding without a helmet and he was not carrying the documents of the scooter. The suspect pushed the constable and abused her. — TNS
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