31032021-CT-01.qxd 3/31/2021 12:52 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 31 MARCH 2021 | CHANDIGARH PAGE 2 BJP WORKERS BURN EFFIGY OF CAPT AMARINDER SINGH BJP workers burn an effigy of Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh over assault on BJP MLA Arun Narang in Malout. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA MOHALI 3,09,840 2,13,982 2,08,444 26,733 12,936 26, 439 23,523 11,778 22,759 265 1O2 273 2,831 1,004 3252 85 65 92 379 154 428 2 0 1 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 126 PANCHKULA 149 MOHALI 104 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF SNATCHERS TARGET 2 IN CITY Chandigarh:Two snatching incidents have been reported from the city. Complainant Bijay Kumar, a resident of Sector 19, reported that two bike-borne miscreants sped away after snatching a gold chain from near the Sector 19/27/20/30 chowk on March 27. A case was registered at the Sector 19 police station. In the other incident, complainant Bapan Dass, a resident of Sector 44, reported that an unknown person riding a motorcycle snatched his mobile phone near Nagli Ashram in Sector 50 on March 27. TNS CLUB MANAGER HELD, 2 BOOKED Chandigarh: The owner and managers of a club, Mobe, in Sector 26 were booked for violating social distancing norms during a Holi party. According to the police, one of the managers was later arrested. TNS PVT LABS CHARGE HEFTY FEE FOR POST-COVID TESTS IN PATIALA MAX 33°C | MIN 18°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36.5°C | MIN 19.2°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.40 PM The 10 auctioned liquor vends in the city fetch 16.16 per cent more amount over the reserve price of ~41.79 crore. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.12 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE March sees 487% jump in cases Youthshotdead,3 hurt at Holi party 4,963 infected in UT against 845 in Feb, second highest since pandemic Naina Mishra CASE STATISTICS Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 30 The month of March has seen around 5,000 Covid cases against 845 in February, registering an increase of 487 per cent. At 4,963, the number of cases recorded this month is the highest in five months since October and the second highest ever since the pandemic began. The number of tests conducted this month is the highest till date. What is more worrisome is that the weekly positivity rate of the city continues to remain the second highest in the country at 12.8 per cent after Maharashtra. For every 100 confirmed cases in Chandigarh, 11 are currently infected, while 88 have recovered from the virus. In the past one week, the number of new infections has grown by an average of 1.01 per cent every day. The continued on page 2 CASES August September October November December January February March 3,267 7,595 2,480 2,991 2,339 1,177 845 4,963 TESTS POSITIVITY RATE 16,418 20% 47,112 16% 30,362 8% 34,475 9.8% 38,860 6% 35,060 3% 38,187 2.2% 55,407 9% 7-DAY GROWTH RATE Residents play Holi without wearing a mask in Chandigarh on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI UT SEES TWO MORE DEATHS, 265 CASES NATIONAL M’RASHTRA PUNJAB CHD 0.49% 1.32% 1.23% 1.01% 102 test positive in Panchkula PANCHKULA: As many as 102 fresh Covid cases — 52 males and 50 females — surfaced during the past 48 hours in Panchkula district. However, no new death was reported till Tuesday evening. So far, 12,936 cases have surfaced in the district and out of these, 11,778 have been cured of the virus. There are 1,004 active cases with 154 deaths in the district. — TNS One succumbs in Mohali dist MOHALI: Chandigarh: With two more deaths reported on Tuesday, the UT toll now stands at 379. As many as 265 fresh cases were reported, taking the case tally to 26,733. The number of active cases is 2,831 — the highest ever in the city. TNS 7-DAY POSITIVITY RATE NATIONAL M’RASHTRA CHD NAGALAND 5.8% 23.3% 12.8% 8.6% Another patient succumbed to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the toll in Mohali district to 428. Meanwhile, 273 fresh cases surfaced in the district till Tuesday evening and 364 patients recovered. There are 3,252 active cases. — TNS Tribune News Service Mohali, March 30 A 23-year-old youth was shot dead while three persons were injured in a clash between friends during a Holi party near Majra village on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Satnam Singh. The main suspect, Sukhbir Singh, alias Billa, Jagjeet Singh and Inder were injured in the gunfire. According to the police, 14 persons were present at the party. Satnam, along with six friends, was also present and entered into arguments with eight persons of the other group over an old issue. Suspect Billa, who was reportedly in an inebriated condition, fired on Satnam and one of his friends, Jagjeet. Jagjeet recieved a gunshot wound on his hand. The weapon, a licensed. 32 bore pistol belonging to Billa, has been seized. Satnam was shot in the chest Main suspect was reportedly drunk; 8 booked FIGHT OVER OLD ISSUE ❝ Eight persons have been booked. The clash took place during a Holi party among a group of friends. The fight started over an old issue. One person was killed and three injured. The police are investigating the matter. Bikramjeet Singh, ❞ DSP, KHARAR-2 (MULLANPUR) following which he was rushed to the PGI where doctors declared him brought dead. The injured have been admitted to the Kharar Civil Hospital. The police have registered a case against eight suspects under Section 302 of the IPC and under the Arms Act at the Mullanpur police station. Hit by auto, motorcyclist dies HCS officer’s house in P’kula burgled Chandigarh, March 30 A motorcyclist was killed while the pillion rider was injured after an auto hit the motorcycle in Sector 56. According to the police, complainant Pritam, a resident of Sector 29, reported that he was riding the motorcycle as pillion, while his cousin Rakesh Kumar of Badheri village was riding it. He said the auto, which was being driven by Naseem Ali, hit the motorcycle near a government school on March 27 following which he and his cousin were injured. POLICEMAN HIT BY MOTORCYCLE, INJURED The duo was admitted to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, where Rakesh succumbed to the injuries. The police registered a case against the auto driver at the Sector 39 police station. The driver was arrested and later released on bail. — TNS ASI Ashok Kumar, posted at the Sector 61 police post, was injured after a motorcycle sped away after hitting him at Sector 52 on Holi. He was trying to stop the motorcyclist for a violation. The police said the 19-year-old suspect, Bobby, a resident of Sector 70, was later arrested. A case has been registered against him at Sector 36. He was released on bail. 452 take traffic rules for ride on Holi, challaned Chandigarh, March 30 A total of 452 traffic challans were issued and 41 vehicles impounded by the traffic police for various violations on Holi. Meanwhile, 425 TVIS (traffic violation information slip) challans — 351 for overspeeding and 74 other violations — were also issued. As many as 459 traffic police personnel and Home Guards volunteers were deployed in the city during the festival. The police has set up 23 special nakas in different parts of the city, besides three mobile teams to check traffic violations. During the drive, 452 vehicles — 234 two-wheelers, 211 PAGE 3 10 LIQUOR VENDS IN CITY GO UNDER HAMMER FOR ~48.54 CR Owing to low availability of biomarker tests in government labs, private labs are charging between ~6K and ~15K. The police issue a challan to a youth for not wearing a mask on Holi in Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Tribune News Service PAGE 3 41 vehicles impounded; 425 TVIS challans issued OFFENCE Without helmet Violation of road markings Dangerous U-turn Without seat belt Tinted glasses Triple-riding Red light jumping Other violations TOTAL CHALLANS CHALLANS 108 85 77 49 25 24 15 69 452 32 CAUGHT WITHOUT MASK Only 32 challans were issued on Holi for not wearing a mask. four-wheelers and seven threewheelers — were challaned for various traffic offences. c m y b Thieves decamp with jewellery and watches worth lakhs of rupees Panchkula, March 30 Valuables worth lakhs of rupees were reportedly stolen from the Sector 21 house of the Haryana Agro Industries Corporation (HAIC) Managing Director Rohit Yadav. The incident came to light this evening when Rohit Yadav along with his driver returned home after Holi celebrations in Gurugram. They found the lock on the main door broken and immediately informed the police. Rohit Yadav, an HCS officer, Cops at the house where the burglary took place in Panchkula. is the son-in-law of former minister Capt Ajay Yadav. At the time of filing this report, the police were investigating the matter. The dog squad was also pressed into service and police claimed that they would solve the case and nab the accused. The police said Rohit Yadav along with his family had gone to Gurugram on Friday and after celebrating Holi returned to his house at 7 pm today. The lock on the main door was found broken. The thieves had also broken the doors of almost all the almirahs in the house, the police said. Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, Capt Ajay Yadav continued on page 2
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