19022021-CT-01.qxd 2/19/2021 12:56 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 19 FEBRUARY 2021 | CHANDIGARH NEED-BASED CHANGES ALREADY ALLOWED IN FLATS: CHB SECY PAGE 2 RAIL ROKO: NEGLIGIBLE IMPACT ON SERVICES FROM UT STATION Earlier, UT Administrator had directed CHB to examine demand of residents for regularisation of addl construction. FORECAST TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI SAMPLES TESTED 2,39,648 1,74,287 1,93,235 POSITIVE 21,352 10,701 19,866 NEGATIVE 2,17,351 — 1,73,246 RECOVERED 20,854 10,457 19,118 ACTIVE 150 96 367 CHANGE 8 — 7 DEATHS 348 148 381 NEW 0 1 1 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 111 PANCHKULA 126 MOHALI 114 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD SUNSET FRIDAY 6.14 PM PAGE 3 High Court order comes as a relief for occupants of 3,000 flats, 170 villas and houses at New Chandigarh. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6.58 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Cong all the way; SAD, BJP wiped out MOHALI MC POLL Bags 37 of 50 seats; Azad Group wins 10, but ex-Mayor Kulwant bites the dust City reports 30 Sanjay Bumbroo A large number of candiTribune News Service Mohali, February 18 The Congress swept the Mohali Municipal Corporation elections with 37 of its candidates emerging victorious. The Kulwant Singh-led Azad Group bagged 10 seats, while the remaining three seats were won by Independents. The results were declared here today. HOW THE PARTIES FARED 37 CONG Amarjit Singh Jeeti Sidhu and his brother Cabinet Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu (right) celebrate the victory of the Congress with their supporters at Ward No. 10 in Mohali on Thursday. PHOTOS: VICKY TOTAL SEATS INBRIEF 50 10 3 CARS DAMAGED, PAPERS STOLEN Chandigarh: Windowpanes of four cars parked near the dumping ground at Dadu Majra were broken by unknown persons on the intervening night of February 16 and 17. Complainant Jaswinder Singh reported that the windowpanes of his two cars parked near the ground were broken and documents stolen. The windowpanes of two other cars parked at the spot were also broken and documents stolen. A case has been registered. TNS DON’T DISCONNECT SUPPLY TO OMAXE, COURT TELLS PSPCL Farmers stage a dharna on railway tracks near the Sec 19 rly crossing, blocking the route for four hours. MAX 27°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 10.7°C MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 2 IND PROMINENT WINNERS LOSERS AZAD GROUP The Congress now has a two-thirds majority in the MC House that has 50 councillors. The SAD and the BJP which , had parted ways before the elections over the three farm laws, were wiped out. Former deputy mayors Manjit Singh Sethi and Rishav Jain, and Amarjit Singh Jeeti Sidhu, brother of Cabinet Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, were among the prominent candi- Manjit Singh Sethi Rishav Jain Amarjit S Jeeti Sidhu Kulwant Singh Sahibee Anand Paramjit Singh Kahlon INDEPENDENT CONGRESS CONGRESS AZAD GROUP BJP AZAD GROUP dates who won. Kulwant Singh, former Mayor and head of the Azad Group, lost the elections. Kulwant Singh lost the poll from Ward No. 42 by 263 votes to his nearest rival Amrik Singh Somal of the Congress, who polled 947 votes. However, Kulwant’s son Sarabjit Singh won the elections as an Independent from Ward No. 38. Former BJP councillor Sahibee Anand and Azad Group candidate Paramjit Singh Kahlon also lost the elections. The maximum number of c m y b votes — 1,751 — was polled by Congress candidate Baljit Kaur from Ward No. 7, while Congress’ Bharat Bhushan Saini lost the poll from Ward No. 50 by 10 votes to Pardeep Kumar (Independent). Due to the delimitation of wards carried out in the MC last year, seven Independent candidates received only one vote while five Independents were unable to get even a single vote. As many as 1,846 opted for the NOTA (none of the above) option. dates (33) who contested the elections for the first time also won. Prominent among them are Harjinder Kaur Sohan and Kuldeep Kaur Dhanoa, wives of former councillors Parminder Singh Sohana and Satvir Singh Dhanoa, respectively. Former councillors who retained their seat include Jaspreet Kaur, Rajinder Singh Rana, Kuljit Singh Bedi, Rajrani Jain, Jasbir Singh Manku, Ravinder Singh Bindra, Harmanpreet Kaur Kumbhra, Sukhdev Singh Patwari, Sarabjit Singh, Karamjit Kaur, Kulwant Kaur, Suman and Narain Singh Sidhu. The winning candidates, along with their supporters, carried out a victory march in their respective wards. Meanwhile, highly educated women candidates, Dr Tanmeet Kaur Sahiwal of the SAD and Chhavi Sharma of the BJP could not cross the , double digit mark as they got 81 and 77 votes, respectively, in Ward No 18. Independent candidate Nirmal Kaur, who had lost the previous elections by one vote, today won from Ward No. 15 by 203 votes. SEE ALSO PAGE 3 fresh cases CHANDIGARH: The city on Thursday reported 30 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 21,352. The toll remained at 348. A total of 22 patients recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours. The total number of recoveries now stands at 20,854. —TNS Mohali witnesses another fatality MOHALI: One more fatality was witnessed due to Covid19 during the past 24 hours, taking the district toll to 381. Meanwhile, 27 fresh cases surfaced in the district and 20 patients recovered from the virus. The active cases in the district are 367. — TNS 9 new cases, 1 death in P’kula PANCHKULA: The district on Thursday reported nine fresh Covid cases, taking the tally to 10,701. The district also witnessed one death. A 60-year-old woman from Chikan village, who had no comorbidities, succumbed to the disease. The Covid toll now stands at 148. —TNS
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