23032021-CT-01.qxd 3/23/2021 12:37 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 23 MARCH 2021 | CHANDIGARH A TRIBUTE TO JEANNERET ON HIS 125TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY PAGE 2 The detail of quintessential modernism in his works extends way beyond just the facade and stands relevant even today. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA MOHALI 2,94,023 2,03,802 2,03,876 24,667 11,996 23,919 22,325 11,147 21,092 208 78 295 1,979 699 2,416 107 9 115 363 150 411 1 1 2 AIR QUALITY INDEX 90 PANCHKULA 105 MOHALI 81 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MINOR FIRE AT PGI Chandigarh: A minor fire broke out at the Advance Trauma Centre OPD, PGI, at 3.12 pm here on Monday. The fire was noticed by a nursing staff member, who informed the security staff. The fire and security personnel cut off the power supply of the area. In the meantime, patients admitted to the triage area were shifted to a safe place. The fire broke out at cabin No. 14. The leakage of oxygen in the bed head panel and an electrical ignition source inside the panel could be the reason behind the fire. No loss of life or property was reported. TNS TWO ARRESTED FOR CHAIN THEFT Chandigarh: The UT police have arrested a motherdaughter duo on a charge of stealing a gold chain from a Tanishq store at Mani Majra on March 18. A police team, led by Mani Majra SHO Neeraj Sarna, nabbed the accused identified as Geeta Chopra (52), a resident of Delhi, and her daughter Dimple (39), a resident of Kharar. They were arrested from Mani Majra and the stolen chain was recovered. TNS MAX 28°C | MIN 17°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30.1°C | MIN 17.6°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6.35 PM The arrested accused has been identified as Akash Yadav, a resident of Ambedkar Colony in Dhakoli. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6.21 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Merc driver’s friends still at large, remand extended Eateries to close by 11 pm |Ban on ‘Holi milan’ gatherings Mohali, March 22 A local court today extended the police remand of 18-yearold Mercedes driver Samrat Singh by two days. Three persons were killed and three injured when his car hit them on Saturday. Chandigarh, March 22 The UT Administration has reimposed various restrictions to prevent further spread of the coronavirus in the city. During a review meeting, the Administration decided to close all educational institutions till March 31. All restaurants, hotels and eating places have been asked to close by 11 pm. The last order can be taken by 10 pm and they must limit their customers to 50 per cent of the seating capacity. Keeping in view the surge in Covid-19 cases, the Administration has ordered the closure of all schools, colleges and other educational institutions with immediate effect till March 31, but the entire teaching and nonteaching staff will continue to attend their workplaces on all working days. Online examinations for Classes III to VIII will continue as per the schedule and the position regarding the ongoing examinations for Classes IX and XI will be reviewed and necessary instructions regarding the revised schedule will be issued later. However, the online examinations being conducted by Panjab University will continue as per the schedule. The Administration has also imposed a ban on all public “Holi milan” gatherings and clubs, hotels and continued on page 2 ❝ VISITORS WITHOUT MASK AT SUKHNA LAKE ON MONDAY. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI ONLINE EXAMS AS PER SCHEDULE WHAT YOU MUST KNOW Online examinations for Classes III to VIII will continue as per the schedule and the position regarding the ongoing examinations for Classes IX and XI will be reviewed. The examinations being conducted by the PU will continue as per the schedule. gatherings banned; clubs, hotels, restaurants will not allow any ceremonial gatherings for Holi; residents to celebrate the festival at home by following the Covid protocol ■ State museums, libraries, auditoriums, theatres to remain closed till further orders ■ No new permission will be granted for holding any exhibition or mela; permissions given earlier may be allowed as per their scheduled programme ■ Permission from Deputy Commissioner (DC) will be UT LOGS 208 CASES The city reported 208 new cases and one Covid death on Monday, taking the number of active cases to 1,979 and the toll to 363. The total number of cases in the UT has reached 24,667. Hundred more patients recovered. ■ All public “Holi milan” Two deaths, 295 cases in Mohali MOHALI: Two more persons succumbed to Covid-19 in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 411. The district saw 295 fresh cases, while 178 patients recovered from the virus. Among the fresh cases, 205 were reported from Mohali Expect more rain today (urban), one from Kurali, two from Lalru, 10 from Gharuan, 23 from Kharar, 26 from Dera Bassi and 28 from Dhakoli. The district has so far seen 23,919 cases, while 21,092 patients have been cured. There are now 2,416 active cases. — TNS TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN mandatory for holding any event, including political and social gatherings, and wedding events; the number of guests will be restricted by the DC ■ Strict monitoring of Covid appropriate behaviour will be done in crowded places such as Sukhna Lake, Apni Mandis, markets and malls ■ Municipal Corporation will allow vendors to sell vegetables and fruits on carts in residential areas to reduce crowd in Apni Mandis and the wholesale market in Sector 26 78 more infected in Panchkula dist PANCHKULA: As many as 78 cases surfaced during the past 24 hours in the district, taking the case tally to 11,996. However, no new death was reported. So far, 11,147 patients have recovered and 699 cases are active. —TNS Pb cop arrested for cheating, in two-day remand Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 22 A senior constable of the Punjab Police has been arrested by the UT police for procuring several lakhs from the state exchequer by submitting fake medical bills of other Punjab Police personnel. 1.8 MM RAINFALL ■ The Chandigarh Meteorological Department has predicted one or two spells of rain on Tuesday. ■ On Monday, the city saw 1.8 mm of rainfall. The maximum temperature was 30.1°C and the minimum 17.6°C. ■ From Wednesday, the city is likely to witness a clear sky. In the coming days, the temperatures are likely to drop. Want community centre set up in the area, say roads in poor shape Tribune News Service A broken road in Sector 63, Chandigarh. PHOTO: VICKY dition. They have not been recarpeted for over five years now,” said one of the residents. “A proper lighting system Tribune News Service HOUSE FOUND LOCKED Sector 63 residents pitch for infra boost Chandigarh, March 22 Residents of the Chandigarh Housing Board flats in Sector 63 met councillor Heera Negi today and sought improvement in basic facilities such as roads and street lights. They also demanded setting up of a community centre in the area. The newly elected body of 3BHK Residents Weflare Association, Sector 63, led by president Paramjeet Singh, also demanded setting up of bay shops, walking track, light pole for sports ground and an open air gym in the area. “Roads here are in poor con- PAGE 3 UT shuts schools, colleges till March 31; curbs back MAN ENDS HIS LIFE AT MALOYA Chandigarh: A 28-year-old man reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Maloya. No suicide note was found. The victim has been identified as Ashok Kumar. He is survived by his wife and two children. Sources said the victim was unemployed. TNS THIRD ACCUSED IN DHAKOLI YOUTH’S MURDER ARRESTED Committee to now examine all technical bids for the privatisation of the UT Electricity Department. Tribune News Service CHANDIGARH 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 PAGE 3 ADMN OPENS TECHNICAL BIDS SUBMITTED BY SEVEN FIRMS should be in place in the playground and walking track should be made inside the park,” the resident added. “The allotment of flats here started in 2015 and in 2020, the society was handed over to the MC. These facilities should have been provided at the time of building these flats by the CHB,” said RWA member Sameer Chaku. He though informed that the councillor assured them of early redressal. “Due to Covid, the MC could not carry out the works in the area. But we have now been assured by the area councillor that the road recarpeting work will be started in early April. She has also assured of fulfilling all other demands of the residents,” said Chaku. c m y b Got several lakhs by submitting fake medical bills He was produced in a court and remanded in twoday police custody. The Punjab Police have suspended the accused, who was booked on March 19 on a complaint of senior constable Virender Singh. The police claimed that Munish Kumar (30) had confessed to his crime. He took advantage of the Covid-19 situation as the medical bills were not intensively scrutinised. He is a resident of Hoshiarpur district. The police recovered ~1.96 lakh, which was withdrawn by him after submitting fake medical bills of Assistant Sub-Inspector Surinder Kumar. An amount of ~2 lakh, which was credited to the account of his mother, is yet to be recovered. Munish claimed that he was in need of money for a land deal and committed the crime, said a police official. The extension of the police remand was sought to know the whereabouts of his two absconding friends. The police found Prabhnoor’s house locked during a raid and are still ascertaining Arjun’s house address. The probe is on. — Ashok Kumar, MATAUR SHO ❞ Samrat was earlier sent to one-day custody on Sunday. His two friends, Arjun Kapoor and Prabhnoor, are absconding. Three days after the accident, which snatched away the sole breadwinners from three humble families, the police are searching for the teenagers of an upscale Sector 26 school. Sources said Prabhnoor and Arjun Kapoor were together since the accident. Arjun Kapoor is a resident of Chandigarh while Prabhnoor is a resident of Phase 7, Mohali. Prabhnoor’s father owns a well-known hotel in Phase 9. Samrat and Prabhnoor were classmates while Arjun was one year junior to them, the police said. Mataur SHO Ashok Kumar said: “The extension of the police continued on page 2 Merc driver Samrat being taken to the District Courts in Mohali. CCTV cameras in place, but no footage of mishap Gaurav Kanthwal Tribune News Service Mohali, March 22 The police do not have a conclusive CCTV footage of the accident even though cameras are installed at Radha Soami Chowk in Mohali. Mataur SHO Ashok Kumar said they did not have the CCTV footage, while the investigating officer in the case, Sikandar Singh, said he was yet to see the footage of the accident. Mohali DSP (City-1) Gursher Singh Sandhu said: “The CCTV footage is unavailable. Probably because of bad light, it was blurred.” Mohali DSP (Traffic) Gurjoat Klaer said: “The cameras are functional. It is a different ‘PARENTS SHOULD ALSO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE’ ❝What will cameras do when a person is driving at a speed of 140km/hr? The parents of the children driving vehicles rashly should also be held responsible for giving the car keys to their children. ❞ — Gurjoat Klaer, MOHALI DSP (TRAFFIC) matter that the accident footage may not be available. What will cameras do when a person is driving at a speed of 140km/hr? The parents of the children driving vehicles continued on page 2
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