13022021-CT-01.qxd 2/13/2021 12:38 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 13 FEBRUARY 2021 | CHANDIGARH CHB TO ALLOTTEES: PAY DUES BY PAGE 2 FEB 28 OR FACE CANCELLATION PAINTER ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF ~17-LAKH JEWELLERY, CASH Several allottees under the affordable housing scheme have defaulted on the payment of dues, says CHB. The suspect, Johnny, a resident of Balongi, had painted the house of the complainant five months ago. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI SAMPLES TESTED 2,31,652 1,70,702 1,92,365 SAMPLES REJECTED 943 — — POSITIVE 21,203 10,648 19,740 NEGATIVE 2,09,506 — 1,72,416 RECOVERED 20,717 10,412 18,965 REPORTS AWAITED 90 — 209 ACTIVE 142 89 398 DEATHS 344 147 377 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 147 PANCHKULA 130 MOHALI 149 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF TWO SNATCHING INCIDENTS IN UT Chandigarh: Two snatching incidents were reported from the city during the past 24 hours. An Activa-borne miscreant snatched a bag containing two purses from a woman at Mani Majra on Friday evening. The police have initiated an investigation. In another case, three Activa riders snatched a mobile phone from a man near the Sector 38 market on February 11. A case was registered at the Sector 39 police station. TNS MAX 25°C | MIN 13°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24.5°C | MIN 11.6°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6.09 PM PAGE 2 TIGHT SECURITY IN PLACE FOR MOHALI CIVIC BODY ELECTIONS To ensure free and fair elections, Mohali DC inspects arrangements at counting centres and strongrooms. SUNRISE SUNDAY 7.03 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Restore OPDs to pre-pandemic level: Badnore Chandigarh, February 12 UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore has directed all health institutions to ensure that all OPDs are fully operational and the status is restored to the pre-Covid days. He said non-Covid patients had been at the receiving end in the fight against the pandemic. During a review meeting on the pandemic, Dr Amandeep Kang, Director, UT Health Services, stated that all OPDs at the GMSH, Sector 16, were fully functional and on an average, 1,700 patients were being treated every day. Dr Jagat Ram, Director, PGI, said the institute was treating 3,900 patients a day in OPDs and 80 per cent of the surgery facilities were now functional. The Administrator said: “Since 1,21,850 doses of Covishield are available, all efforts should be made to enhance the vaccination rate. All 14 sites must be fully functional and there should be a campaign to deal with vaccine hesitancy among people.” The Administrator expressed happiness that the police and MC frontline workers were turning up in a large number for the vaccination. Dr Kang mentioned that against 19,354 health workers who were registered, 6,254 had been vaccinated. Dr Ashok Attri of the GMCH-32 said against 4,093 health workers registered, 930 had been inoculated. Dr Jagat Ram said against 10,408 workers registered, 2,800 had been vaccinated. He said the Covid positivity rate had dropped to 2 per cent in the samples collected by the institute. Dr Kang said they had tested 27,125 samples and the positivity rate last week was only 1.6 per cent. She said no dengue and malaria cases had been detected in February so far. VK Singh, Additional Secretary, Textile, who has come from Delhi to monitor the vaccination status in the city, briefed the Administrator about his discussions with various health institutions and assured full continued on page 2 48 booths hypersensitive Mohali civic body, seven councils go to the polls tomorrow 50-year-old fathered child of rape victim Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Mohali, February 12 A total of 219 booths have been declared sensitive and 45 hypersensitive among the 509 booths set up for the elections to be held on February 14 in 195 wards of the Mohali Municipal Corporation and seven municipal councils — Lalru, Kurali, Banur, Dera Bassi, Zirakpur, Nayagaon and Kharar. A total of 4,68,190 voters — 2,35,441 male, 2,32,730 female and 19 third gender — will exercise their right to franchise in the elections. The 509 BOOTHS SET UP ■ Total booths set up for the elections: 509 ■ A total of 4,68,190 vot- SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal campaigns for candidates of his party in Mohali on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY polling party consists of four persons at each booth. In addition, 20 per cent of the staff has been reserved to be used as and when required. District Election Officer Girish Dayalan said for the Municipal Corporation, c m y b PAGE 3 ers — 2,35,441 male, 2,32,730 female and 19 third gender — will exercise their right to franchise in the elections ■ The polling party consists of four persons at each booth. In addition, 20 per cent of the staff has been reserved to be used as and when required Jagdeep Sehgal, SDM, Mohali, and Gurjinder Singh Benipal, District Revenue continued on page 3 Amit Sharma Chandigarh, February 12 The DNA of a child born to a 15-year-old rape victim has matched with that of a 50year-old former tenant at the victim’s house. The police had arrested three persons, including her brother and the tenant, in the case. The victim, a Dhanas resident, was found pregnant when she visited the Sector 22 Civil Dispensary for a check-up on September 23 last year. The incident was reported to the police and an investigation was initiated. continued on page 2 Minor’s brother, friend were also arrested in the case GIRL REVEALED HIS NAME AFTER COUNSELLING During the investigation, the police suspected the involvement of a middle-aged man, who used to frequent the victim’s house, but his name was not disclosed by the victim. The police had then moved an application for counselling of the victim. She had then revealed that a man, who was earlier a tenant at their house, also raped her. Tremors in city, residents panic Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 12 Strong tremors were felt in the city and the surrounding areas for several seconds at 10.31 pm tonight, prompting people to rush out of their houses. The epicentre of the earthquake, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, was at a depth of 74 km in Tajikistan, according to the National Centre for Seismology. However, there was no immediate report of any damage to life or property. “We were watching televison after having dinner when all of a sudden, the windows started rattling,” said a resident of Sector 29. UT proposal: No power tariff hike Chandigarh, February 12 The UT Engineering Department has submitted a proposal for not increasing the power tariff for the 2021-22 fiscal to the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC). The submission was made in the annual revenue requirement and tariff petition for 2021-22 to the JERC. Meanwhile, during a public hearing of the JERC, members of the Indian Citizens’ Forum continued on page 2
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