12022021-CT-01.qxd 2/12/2021 12:47 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 12 FEBRUARY 2021 | CHANDIGARH YOUTH DIES AT GMSH-16, KIN ALLEGE MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE Medical Superintendent of the hospital to hold inquiry into the incident, submit report in seven days. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI SAMPLES TESTED 2,30,418 1,69,864 1,92,225 SAMPLES REJECTED 943 — — POSITIVE 21,184 10,636 19,724 NEGATIVE 2,08,291 — 1,72,303 RECOVERED 20,700 10,401 18,951 REPORTS AWAITED 122 — 198 ACTIVE 140 88 397 DEATHS 344 147 376 AIR QUALITY INDEX MOHALI MC POLL: AZAD GROUP RELEASES 31-POINT MANIFESTO 121 PANCHKULA 68 MOHALI 132 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MAN KILLED IN HIT-&-RUN Zirakpur: An unidentified man was killed on the spot in a hitand-run on the Panchkula road on Thursday morning. The police said the incident occurred around 8.35 am when an unidentified vehicle hit the victim, aged about 35, who was crossing the road near Hotel Dolphin. Investigation officer ASI Pawan Kumar said the driver of the vehicle was booked. He said the body would be kept at the Civil Hospital, Deral Bassi, for 72 hours. TNS PAGE 3 MAX 25°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 10.1°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6.08 PM ~8.48L, toy gun, car recovered; suspect lost job during lockdown WAS IN THE HABIT OF TAKING COUGH SYRUP The police claimed that the suspect was in the habit of taking a cough syrup and often used to visit the Sector 61 market. “During the lockdown, he lost his job due to which he was in need of money, which led him to commit crime,” the police said. UT SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal briefs the media regarding the arrest in the Sector 61 bank robbery case. PRADEEP TEWARI remaining ~17,000 was spent by the suspect,” the SSP said. He said the suspect robbed the bank using an air pistol after which he escaped in his car, which was parked nearby. The suspect is a bachelor in pharmacy and was into a sales continued on page 2 Centre forms panel for PUgovernance reforms Deepankar Sharda Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 11 In a major development, the Government of India has constituted an 11-member highlevel committee for recommending governance reforms in Panjab University (PU) in the light of the National Education Policy, 2020. To give suggestions in two months The committee members are the Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, and Member, UGC; the Director, IIT, Ropar; the Director, IIM, Amritsar; Prof KN Pathak, former PU Vice- Chancellor; the PU ViceChancellor; a nominee of the Chairman, UGC; a ViceChancellor of a state government university to be nominated by the Punjab Chief Minister; the DPI (Colleges), Punjab; the Director (Higher Education), UT Administration; a nominee of the PU Chancellor; and the PU Reg- c m y b istrar, Member Secretary. A document in this regard was submitted during a hearing of a case between former senators and the PU at the Punjab and Haryana High Court today. The committee, which was ordered to be formed on February 8, will submit its recommendations continued on page 2 PAGE 3 UT Special Court also slaps a fine of ~10,000 on the 21-year-old youth convicted in the minor’s rape case. SUNRISE SATURDAY 7.04 AM Bank robbery cracked, Mohali resident arrested Chandigarh, February 11 A 34-year-old Mohali resident, who had lost his job during the Covid-induced lockdown, has been arrested by the local police for allegedly looting ~8.65 lakh from a branch of Chandigarh State Cooperative Bank in Sector 61. UT SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said Harjot Singh, a resident of Phase III-A, had been arrested. “We have recovered ~8.48 lakh, an air pistol (toy gun) and a Swift car. The YOUTH AWARDED 20-YEAR RI FOR RAPING MINOR GIRL Former Mohali Mayor Kulwant Singh releases 31-point manifesto, flyovers on Airport Road among promises. Tribune News Service CHANDIGARH 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 PAGE 3 TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE City sees 13 new cases, one death CHANDIGARH: The city on Thursday reported 13 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the UT tally to 21,184. The city also witnessed one Covid death. A 78-year-old man from Sector 40, also a case of hypertension, acute kidney injury and coronary artery disease, died at the PGI. A total of 30 more patients recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours. — TNS Two die in Mohali MOHALI: Two fatalities were witnessed due to Covid-19 during the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 376 in the district. Meanwhile, 31 fresh cases were reported till Thursday evening while 27 more patients have been cured. Among the new cases 30 came from Mohali (urban) and one from Gharuan. There are 397 active cases. —TNS 8 fresh cases in Panchkula dist PANCHKULA: The district on Thursday reported eight fresh coronavirus cases, taking the overall tally to 10,636. The Covid toll remained at 147. While 10,401 patients have recovered from the disease so far, 88 cases are still active. The recovery rate stands at 97.79 per cent. — TNS The NGT has taken note of the change in the course of the Siswan choe at Bharoujian village in New Chandigarh. PRADEEP TEWARI Now, realtor blocks Siswan choe pipes Sanjay Bumbroo Tribune News Service Mohali, February 11 Even as the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the state government to remove construction debris from the Siswan choe at Bharoujian village, the realtor has blocked the pipes laid for the passage of the choe water, posing a threat to the fields of farmers in the area. The Drainage Department had constructed bundhs to check damage to roads during floods. The realtor has blocked two pipes laid by the department for the passage of the water. The realtor has also removed pipes on the other side of the road. Besides, the road on one side has also been blocked for vehicular traffic. Earlier, two pipes each were Farmers fear damage to crops THE NGT ORDER ■ The NGT, in its recent order, had recommended that culverts be built at point A and B. The department concerned could engage some expert agency to carry out a study to design the culverts. The cost of the construction of the culverts shall be borne by the realtor. ■ To avoid further damage to the environment, the choe shall be restored to its original course as was the case before the construction of the project. placed beneath the road at some distance from each other. The pipes were largely choked, resulting in obstruction to the flow of the choe continued on page 2
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