24022021-CT-01.qxd 2/24/2021 12:24 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 24 FEBRUARY 2021 | CHANDIGARH SNAG TRIGGERS CHAOS AT CIVIC BODY'S FUEL STATION IN SEC 51 PAGE 2 TAXI, AUTO DRIVERS STAGE PROTEST AT CITY RLY STATION MC vehicles that get refuelled at the station were seen in a queue as the fuel metre developed technical snag. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI SAMPLES TESTED 2,46,706 1,77,354 1,93,125 POSITIVE 21,500 10,760 20,024 NEGATIVE 2,24,258 — 1,73,992 RECOVERED 20,923 10,500 19,220 ACTIVE 227 112 421 CHANGE 22 4 11 DEATHS 350 148 383 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 144 PANCHKULA 195 MOHALI 150 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF PURSE CONTAINING ~10K, DL STOLEN Chandigarh: Ravinder Singh Nayal, a resident of Sector 30, reported to the police that his purse containing ~10,000 and documents, including an ID card and a driving licence, and an ATM card was stolen while he was buying vegetables in Sector 12 near the Nayagaon barrier on February 21. A DDR has been lodged at the Sector 11 police station. TNS BAG CONTAINING JEWELLERY STOLEN Zirakpur: A wedding event in Dhakoli turned sour when the purse of the bride’s mother containing ~2 lakh, gold ornaments and other valuables was stolen from a marriage palace on Monday night. The CCTV footage of the marriage palace shows an unidentified man stealing the purse and fleeing the spot. A case of theft has been registered. TNS Drivers allege police have been beating them up, while officials say the former can’t enter station sans platform ticket. MAX 30°C | MIN 15°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28.9°C | MIN 13.3°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.18 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.53 AM Tribune News Service Patiala, February 23 In a major fire incident, around 10,000 chickens were burnt alive at a poultry farm at Nial village in Patran block of Patiala district today. The fire broke out at Narain Poultry Farm around 6 am. Though the exact cause of the fire is still unknown, the poultry farm owner said it broke out after a portion of the roof fell on a small kiln. Jagtar Singh, owner of the poultry farm, claimed that the fire engine reached ‘LOSS OF ~10-12 LAKH’ I suffered a loss of around ~10-12 lakh as all chickens died in the fire incident. I had taken a loan to run the poultry farm to increase my income. The incident has left me in debt. ❝ The gutted poultry farm at Nial village in Patran block of Patiala district on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAJESH SACHAR almost three hours after the fire broke out. He said, “There is no fire engine at Patran block. It was brought from Samana block.” In the absence of a fire ❞ Jagtar Singh, POULTRY FARM OWNER engine, villagers tried to douse the flames using water pumps and buckets. Howev- Curbs to be back if cases head north: UT Child unit seeks data of school dropouts CHANDIGARH:With 37 fresh cas- Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 23 Amid an upsurge in active cases of Covid-19, the UT Administration is considering reimposing restrictions in the city to contain further spread of the virus. UT Adviser Manoj Parida said partial restrictions would be imposed if the number of coronavirus cases continued to rise in the city. “We are keeping a watch. Timely action will be taken if the situation starts deteriorating,” he said. Following a spurt in Covid-19 cases in neighbouring Punjab, the state government today ordered a cap on indoor gatherings at 100 and outdoor at 200 persons from March 1. Parida said similar restrictions could be imposed in the city if the cases remained in an upward trajectory in the city. The UT Adviser said as of now, a strict Covid-19 protocol needed to be followed such as wearing of mask, maintain- Tribune News Service es, the Chandigarh case tally stands at 21,500 and the death toll is at 350. As many as 20,923 patients have recovered, leaving 227 active cases. — TNS Children without a mask at Government Primary School, Phase 3B-1, in Mohali. TRIBUNE PHOTO:VICKY ‘KEEPING A WATCH’ We are keeping a watch. Timely action will be taken if the situation starts deteriorating. ❝ Manoj Parida, UT ADVISER ❞ ing social distancing and handwashing, which could help prevent a surge in the Covid-19 cases. He said health ACTIVE CASELOAD UP Like several states, Chandigarh too has been witnessing a surge in the Covid-19 cases. From 131 cases in the week ending February 14, there has been an increase of 42 per cent as the UT logged 187 cases in the week ending February 21. From 123 active cases on February 13, the active caseload increased to 227 on Tuesday. officials had been asked to increase tests for early detection of positive cases. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Tribune News Service 36 more infected in Mohali district MOHALI: As many as 36 new Covid cases were reported from the district on Tuesday. Twenty-five more patients recovered from the virus. The district has so far seen 20,024 cases while 19,220 patients have been cured. The active case tally stands at 421. — TNS 9 cases in P’kula PANCHKULA: Nine fresh Covid cases surfaced during the past 24 hours in Panchkula district. No death was reported. Meanwhile, 579 received the vaccine jab on Tuesday. — TNS Woman hangs herself to death Mohali, February 23 A 49-year-old woman, Sunanda Passi, a resident of Sector 68, reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself this morning. The police have recovered a suicide note in which the woman said she was taking the extreme step as she was suffering from an illness for a long time and was depressed. Attempt-to-murder case Firefighters battle the fire at the dumping ground in Dadu Majra on Tuesday. PHOTOS: NITIN MITTAL WHY NOT SAND? Had they covered the waste with sand, the fire could have been contained. ❝ ❞ Devinder Singh Babla, COUNCILLOR <
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