04062021-CT-01.qxd 6/4/2021 12:53 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 4 JUNE 2021 | CHANDIGARH PAGE 2 MOHALI MC ASKS PSPCL TO PASS ON ~27-CRORE MUNICIPAL TAX Mohali Mayor writes to Powercom MD to pay municipal tax collected from power consumers since 2017. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 5,16,329 60,399 58,502 111 1,135 116 762 1 CHANDIGARH 57 PANCHKULA 46 MOHALI 89 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MOBILE SNATCHED IN SECTOR 41 Chandigarh: Two motorcycleborne miscreants allegedly snatched a mobile phone in Sector 41. According to the police, complainant Maheshnand Joshi, a resident of Nayagaon, reported that the miscreants snatched his mobile phone at Badheri village on June 2. A case has been registered. TNS SUNSET FRIDAY 7.21 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.21 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Best performer on zero hunger, quality education, economic growth indices Chandigarh, June 3 Chandigarh has achieved most of the goals set by the NITI Aayog in the third edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) India Index 2020-21. Among the UTs, Chandigarh, with 79 points, topped the chart on a score of 100. The city was followed by Delhi, Puducherry and Lakshadweep (68 points), Andaman and Nicobar Islands (67), Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh (66) and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (62). Among the states, Kerala was placed on the top of the chart with 75 points. Himachal Pradesh bagged 74 points to secure the second position. Punjab and Haryana scored 68 and 67 points, respectively. The index was prepared on the basis of 15 identified goals, including a host of social, environmental and economic parameters. On the right track HOW CHANDIGARH PERFORMED AMONG UTs Goal No poverty Zero hunger Good health and well-being Quality education Gender equality Clean water and sanitation Affordable and clean energy Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Reduce inequalities Sustainable cities and communities Responsible consumption and production Climate action Life on land Peace, justice and strong institutions Score 75 97 74 79 58 99 100 70 45 100 98 78 61 85 73 Rank 3 1 4 1 3 2 2 1 5 1 1 3 5 1 6 MADE IT TO THE TOP DESPITE PANDEMIC, SAYS ADVISER Despite the Covid scenario, we have been able to top the list, thanks to the leadership of UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore, the dedication and team spirit of officials and cooperation of city residents. Manoj Parida, UT ADVISER ❝ On the “affordable and clean energy and reduce inequalities” front, the score of the city was a prefect 100, according to the SDG Index report. However, it performed TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI ❞ the worst with 45 points on the industry, innovation and infrastructure front. Tamil Nadu and Delhi have been adjudged the best in dealing with issues related to alleviation of poverty. Similarly, Kerala and Chandigarh did well to ensure zero hunger. The overall performance of Chandigarh improved to some extent from 70 in 2019 to 79 in 2020. On the good health goal, Gujarat and Delhi have been adjudged the best, while Kerala and Chandigarh were on the top of the chart in terms of quality education. Chhattisgarh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands did well in ensuring gender equality. Goa and Lakshadweep did well on the clean water and sanitation front. On the economic growth count, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh topped the chart, as did Gujarat and Delhi in terms of having good infrastructure. In the case of life on the land, Arunachal Pradesh and Chandigarh got the top rank. In terms of peace and justice, Uttarakhand and Puducherry were found to be the best. UT Adviser Manoj Parida lauded the Chandigarh Administration for making Herculean efforts to ensure the top rank for the UT despite the pandemic. He expressed the hope that the performance would continue. 56-yr-old doctor falls to death from second floor in Sector 16 Was posted in Patran hospital; police rule out foul play Tribune News Service A father-daughter duo pedals on World Bicycle Day at Panjab University on Friday. Expect light rain for 2 days Chandigarh, June 3 There is a forecast of light rain on Friday and Saturday. According to the Chandigarh Meteorological Department, the next two days are expected to see a partly cloudy sky with thundery development/light rain. On Sunday, the city is likely to see a clear sky. Meanwhile, the city today recorded a maximum temperature of 34°C, five degrees below normal. The minimum temperature was 25.2°C, which was normal for the day. — TNS PM speaks to Panchkula student, gets nostalgic Panchkula, June 3 Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned nostalgic while speaking to a local boy on the cancellation of Class XII board examinations via videoconferencing today. He spoke to Hiteshwar Sharma, a Class XII student of humanities, during his interaction with 17 students from various parts of the country. Modi also interacted with his parents Ashutosh Cancellation of Class XII exams Rajan, an HCS officer, and Meenakshi Sharma. While interacting with Hiteshwar, Modi came to know that the boy lives in Panchkula. On this, he asked the boy in which sector he lived in. Hiteshwar replied that he resided in Sector 10. continued on page 2 Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Hiteshwar Sharma, a Class XII student from Panchkula, via videoconferencing. Chandigarh, June 3 A 56-year-old doctor died after mysteriously falling from a window on the second floor of the house he was residing in at Sector 16 today. The police have ruled out any foul play. They said there was no grill on the window, which led to the mishap. According to the police, the Dr Gopal Krishan Bansal victim has been identified as Dr Gopal Krishan Bansal. He was residing on the second floor of the house. The police said the victim reportedly lost balance and fell down. He was rushed to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, where doctors declared him brought dead. The police said the victim was posted at a hospital in Patran, Punjab. Inquest proceedings have been initiated into the matter at the Sector 17 police station. CHB to auction 150 commercial units Chandigarh, June 3 The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has invited ebids for the sale of 150 builtup commercial units on a leasehold basis. Yashpal Garg, Chief Executive Officer, CHB, said the etender process was open to all citizens as well as NRIs/persons of Indian origin above 18 years of age. The GST would not be charged on the consideration amount, he added. “The bidders can revise their e-bids any number of times till the closure of the bid submission,” he said. Invites e-bids for sale of properties on leasehold basis There would be no restriction on transfer of the commercial unit sold by way of etender subject to payment of prescribed transfer fee and permission from the CHB. Earnest money deposit (EMD) for each unit has to be submitted online through etendering portal (https://etenders.chd.nic.in). The amount of EMD will be ~2 lakh for the unit with the reserve price of ~1 crore, ~5 lakh for the reserve price of more than ~1 crore but up to ~2.50 crore and ~10 lakh for a property with the reserve price of more than ~2.5 crore but up to ~5 crore. The bidder can submit the bid only after depositing the EMD. In case of unsuccessful e-bids, the EMD would be refunded online. E-tenders will be made available for bidding on https://etenders.chd.nic.in on June 8 at 10 am. The last date for e-bid submission is June 30 till 6 pm. In order to submit e-bids, every prospective bidder is required to get himself/herself registered on the e-tendering portal. All willing participants may visit the official website www.chbonline.in to know the procedure. The bids will be opened on July 1 at 10 am. Specific details like unit number, location and the reserve price of each of the unit are available on the CHB website. Stickers have been pasted on each commercial unit and the prospective bidder may visit the unit any time. — TNS FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE District Attorney for FIRs against Paras, Alchemist Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 3 The District Attorney (DA), Panchkula, has given a legal opinion for the registration of FIRs against Paras Hospital and Alchemist Hospital for alleged cheating, forgery and disobedience to order duly promulgated under the IPC, the Epidemic Act and the Disaster Management Act. In the case of Alchemist Hospital, District Attorney Pankaj Raj Garg opined that it violated the guidelines issued by the Haryana Government, “which calls for criminal action, besides administrative action,” for overcharging from patient Milan Sharma. The patient was issued a bill on May 22 for ~3.63 lakh and as per a show-cause notice issued to the hospital. Had the patient been covered under the Haryana Govern- beautification of a pond in Ward No. 8 and repair and construction of a boundary wall of the cremation ground at Mahadevpur in Saketri. Gupta said the vending zone was a big gift from the Municipal Corporation for toiling vendors. He said the vending zone project was conceived about three years ago and a survey was conducted to verify the actual number of vendors. He said after a scrutiny of the vendors’ list, many addresses were found fake. He said later it was decided that only those who were residents of c m y b Panchkula or working in Panchkula would be allowed to work in the vending zone. He said 715 sites had been identified in Sector 2, 4, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15 and 19 in the city, where work of creating vending zones had been started. He said vendors could get their own e-carts prepared after getting the design from the MC office. He said if anyone tried to coerce vendors to take a stall from a particular company, a complaint in this regard could be submitted to Mayor Kulbhushan Goyal. Strict action would be taken on such complaints, he said. — TNS Says hospitals violated guidelines on Covid treatment expenses ment instructions, only ~2.70 lakh would have been charged. So, the patient was charged ~92,403 more, which is 34 per cent more than the legitimate bill. The FIR has been recommended under Sections 188, 420, 465, 468 and 471 of the IPC, Section 3 of the Epidemic Act and Sections 51, 53, 57 and 58 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. In the case of Paras Hospital, it was found that it overcharged patient Man Singh continued on page 2 No death in P’kula, 64 cases Panchkula, June 3 A total of 64 fresh Covid cases surfaced in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the total count to 30,173. However, no death was reported. Of the 30,173 positive cases reported so far, 29,205 patients have been cured of the disease. There are now 616 active cases in the district. The death toll stands at 352. 1,729 get jabbed As many as 1,729 persons were vaccinated at 21 government centres across the district. Among them, 1,254 persons were aged between18 and 44, 269 between 45 and 59 and 87 above 60. A total of 2,18,646 persons have been vaccinated in the district so far. While 1,68,689 got the first dose, 49,957 received the second shot, too. —TNS A young beneficiary takes the shot at the GMSH-16. PRADEEP TEWARI 3 die in Mohali, 191 test +ve Mohali, June 3 Three more Covid fatalities were witnessed in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 978. As many as 191 new cases surfaced, taking the case tally to 67,035, while 214 patients were cured of the disease. Among the fresh cases, 46 were reported from Mohali (urban), six from Banur, seven from Lalru, 10 each from Kurali and Boothgarh, 17 from Gharuan, 28 from Beautification works, vending zone launched in P’kula Panchkula, June 3 Haryana Assembly Speaker and local MLA Gian Chand Gupta launched beautification projects in the Mansa Devi Complex (MDC) area and Saketri worth ~1.5 crore today. Gupta also inaugurated a vending zone, “Pandit Deendyal Upadhyay Market”, in Sector 15 to rid the sector of illegal vendors. The beautification projects of the MDC include construction of a well-equipped entrance gate from IT Park to Panchkula, construction of a road from the MDC to the temple located at Manav Colony, PAGE 3 Six labourers sustain injuries after an under-construction building collapses at Sanauri Adda in Patiala. City tops the chart among UTs Tribune News Service AIR QUALITY INDEX UNDER-CONSTRUCTION BUILDING COLLAPSES IN PATIALA, 6 HURT NITI AAYOG’S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INDIA INDEX MOHALI 3,40,902 3,90,475 30,173 67,035 29,205 63,814 64 191 616 2,243 74 25 352 978 0 3 PAGE 2 UT Sports Department starts opening sports complexes in a phased manner for national, int’l athletes. MAX 35°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 25.2°C TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD MAJORITY OF CITY SPORTS COMPLEXES TO OPEN BY JUNE 7 Haryana Speaker and MLA Gian Chand Gupta inaugurates a vending zone in Sector 15, Panchkula, on Thursday. NITIN MITTAL CITY SEES ONE DEATH, 111 NEW CASES Chandigarh: The city reported one death and 111 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday. The active cases now stand at 1,135 and the toll 762. As many as 226 more patients have recovered from the disease. TNS Kharar, 30 from Dera Bassi and 37 from Dhakoli. The district has reported 63,814 recoveries so far. —TNS Milkha again in ICU, stable Chandigarh, June 3 Former Indian sprinter and 91year-old Milkha Singh has been admitted to the ICU at the Covid hospital, PGI, following a dip in the oxygen level. A team of doctors said he had been kept under observation. His condition is said to be stable now. With fluctuating oxygen requirement, his 82-year-old wife Nirmal Milkha Singh also continues to be in the ICU at a private hospital in Mohali. “Milkha is doing fine, but has been kept under strict continued on page 2
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