11062021-CT-01.qxd 6/11/2021 12:40 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 11 JUNE 2021 | CHANDIGARH NEERJA BHANOT’S BROTHER ANEESH PASSES AWAY AT 62 PAGE 2 On way back home from a walk, Aneesh collapses at entrance, suspected to have died of cardiac arrest. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 5,33,043 60,928 59,564 66 581 68 783 2 MOHALI 3,47,713 4,05,545 30,413 67,616 29,704 65,461 19 49 347 1,145 40 51 362 1,010 1 4 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 144 PANCHKULA 121 MOHALI 152 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MYSTERY SHROUDS LABOURER’S DEATH Fatehgarh Sahib: A migrant labourer was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the fields at Adampur village on Wednesday night. The Sirhind SHO said Bhupinder Singh, a landlord, told the police that he had engaged three labourers to transplant paddy. He said on Wednesday, he gave them ~3,000. They took liquor and started quarrelling. He went to the spot and resolved their conflict. He said around 10 pm, he again went to his fields and found one of them, Baba, lying dead. A case has been registered. OC BADNORE TO LAUNCH FACILITY Chandigarh: UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore will open the city’s first material recovery facility-cum-garbage transfer station at the Industrial Area, Phase 2, on Friday. Two more facilities are being constructed in Phase 1 and Dadu Majra. The three centres will replace the Sehaj Safai Kendras in a phased manner. Civic body’s new two-bin vehicles will lift the segregated waste from households and transport the waste directly to the recovery facilities. Tippers will then shift the wet waste to the processing plant. TNS ESI official held on bribe charge Mohali: Vigilance Bureau sleuths on Thursday arrested the manager of an ESI dispensary in Kharar for allegedly taking a bribe of ~10,000. The suspect has been identified as Chandra Mohini. Kharar resident Mohinder Singh had complained that Mohini was seeking a bribe of ~10,000 from him. A trap was laid and the manager caught taking the bribe. —TNS Milkha shows improvement CHANDIGARH: Covid-hit former Indian sprinter Milkha Singh’s health continues to show improvement, said a team of PGI doctors. “He is showing signs of improvement and has been maintaining a good saturation level,” said a doctor. “Milkha Singh is improving and eating well now. Nirmal Milkha Singh meanwhile continues to battle hard,” read a statement issued by the Milkha family. — TNS MINISTER GIVES AWAY ~1.28 CR FOR INFRA AT MOHALI SCHOOLS SUNSET FRIDAY 7.24 PM Panchkula to vaccinate shopkeepers, workers Tribune News Service PAGE 2 HRY SPEAKER TAKES A U-TURN ON JHURIWALA DUMPING SITE Cabinet Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu gives away ~1.28 crore to improve infrastructure of four schools. MAX 37°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35.4°C | MIN 30.5°C Panchkula, June 10 The Panchkula administration has decided to start a vaccination drive for shopkeepers and their staff. Followed by the vaccination of shopkeepers, a certificate will be pasted outside their shops to ensure the safety of customers. It will promote business activities and help traders recover losses incurred due to the lockdown, said the district administration. Haryana Speaker and local MLA Gian Chand Gupta, at a meeting in this regard today, directed Additional Deputy Commissioner Mohd Imran Raza, the Civil Surgeon, Dr Jasjeet Kaur, and BB Singhal, a member of the State Pharmaceutical Council, to formulate an extensive plan for the drive. He laid emphasis on strict implementation of Covidappropriate behaviour during the drive. Health officials briefed him about their preparation for a possible third wave, which might affect children. He was informed that the bed capacity at all health centres across the district had been increased. Saving lives would be their priority, Gupta said. The local MLA also discussed the issue of overcharging by private hospitals from Covid patients with the district officials. Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh told the MLA that the district administration had issued PAGE 2 Gian Chand Gupta, who had objected to waste management plat in Jhuriwala in 2018, is now justifying the move. SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.21 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Liquor vend in Sector 22 cocks a snook at UT rules Sells booze beyond 6 pm; cops at nearby post caught napping Deepankar Sharda Tribune News Service A girl gets jabbed at Dadu Majra on Thursday. PRADEEP TEWARI TWO DEATHS, 66 NEW CASES IN UT Chandigarh: The city on Thursday reported two deaths and 66 fresh cases of Covid-19. A 62-year-old man from Dadu Majra, who was suffering from coronary artery disease and acute respiratory distress syndrome, died at the PGI. A 24-year-old man from Mauli Jagran, who was suffering from type-2 diabetes mellitus breathed his last at the Civil Hospital in Panchkula. A total of 132 patients recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours. TNS P’kula logs 19 cases, 1 death Four succumb in Mohali, 49 +ve PANCHKULA: MOHALI: Four fatalities due to The district on Thursday reported 19 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the overall tally to 30,413. It also witnessed one Covid death. A 45-year-old woman from Boonga, who was suffering from chronic kidney disease, succumbed to the virus. The Covid toll has reached 362. With 347 cases still active, the recovery rate is 97.66 per cent. —TNS Covid were witnessed in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths to 1,010. Meanwhile, 49 fresh cases surfaced till Thursday evening and 97 patients got the better of the disease. Among the new cases, 22 came from Mohali (urban) and 10 from the Dhakoli area of Zirakpur. — TNS DC’S TAKE ON OVERCHARGING Hospitals have been asked to rectify the inflated bills by June 18 or face strict action. ❝ ❞ Vinay Pratap Singh, PANCHKULA DEPUTY COMMISSIONER 18 notices so far. “Hospitals have been asked to rectify the inflated bills by June 18 or face strict action,” the Deputy Commissioner said. Chandigarh, June 10 A few metres away from a police post, the order on shop timings is being violated with impunity by a Sector 22 liquor vendor, who does brisk business beyond the permissible 6 pm. The liquor vend (shop number 39), near Aroma Hotel, is turning out to be a favourite spot for tipplers as soon as partial lockdown restrictions come into force. Despite the UT Administration order to close shops at 6 pm, the vendor openly sells all varieties of liquor. Chandigarh Tribune has evidence, including details of a card transaction pertaining to a purchase made at the vend. After pulling down the shop’s shutter within the permissible time, the vendor sells liquor through a small window. For smooth functioning, a few workers stand outside the shop while others operate from inside. Boozers get their favourite brand just by a knock at the window. Bottles are eventually handed over to the customers through the window. Sources said many vendors adopted the same method to make a quick buck. “The liquor vend is located right in the middle of the city in a busy market. Even on normal days, it used to sell liquor beyond the permissible 11 pm. The police post is just a few metres away and this area remains A boy leaves with a bottle of liquor bought from the vend after 6 pm in Sector 22-C, Chandigarh. WILL PROBE THE MATTER: ADVISER We will look into the matter. Action will be taken if the vend operator is found guilty. ❝ ❞ Manoj Parida, UT ADVISER An opening in the shutter of the vend from where liquor is sold. PHOTOS: PRADEEP TEWARI BEING CHARGED MORE, SAY CUSTOMERS Even those buying liquor from the vend in Sector 22 are aware of the restrictions on opening of shops in the city, but violate the order without any fear. Some complained of being overcharged under police surveillance 24X7. The Administration, too, seems to be turning a blind eye to the violation,” said Atul, who was by ~10 to ~20. “If the shopkeeper is selling it (liquor) without any fear, why should we be scared? There are many vendors doing it,” said a man waiting to get a bottle of vodka. passing by the vend. Under the Disaster Management Act, any breach of the District Magistrate’s orders invites action under Sections 51 to 60. Besides, the violator is also charged under Section 188 of the IPC. Showers bring much-needed relief for residents Khattar lays stone of 200-bed child block Forecast of more rain in tricity till June 14 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 10 People got some relief from the hot conditions this evening as rain lashed several parts of the tricity. According to the Met Department, light rainfall is likely over isolated parts of northern Haryana, Chandigarh and Punjab during the next 24 hours. Thereafter, rain is likely to increase in both states, including Chandigarh, from June 11 to 14. Light to moderate rain (1-3 cm) is expected at a few places on June 11, while light to moderate rain (1-4 cm) is likely at most places with isolated heavy rain (over 7 cm) on June 12 and 13. The rain spell is likely to be accompanied by thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds (40-50 kmph), according to the Met forecast. Meanwhile, due to a change in the weather, the maximum temperature today dropped below the 40°C mark in the city after around five days. Yesterday, it was 41.9°C and dropped to 35.4°C today, four degrees below normal. The minimum temperature did not see any change and stood at 30.5°C. Tribune News Service Vehicles move during rain in Chandigarh on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI CHB invites e-bids for sale of 55 flats Tribune News Service E-TENDER FOR EACH UNIT Chandigarh, June 10 The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has invited ebids for the sale of 55 residential units on a freehold basis. The CHB had started the auction process of its 79 built-up residential units on a freehold basis through etender on May 17. The board had received 97 e-bids for 27 dwelling units and these were opened in the first week of June. Yashpal Garg, Chief Executive Officer, CHB, said the highest bidders were required to deposit 25 per cent of the bid amount within five working days. However, three highest bidders could not deposit the 25 per cent The e-tenders will be invited separately for each unit. The e-bid must be above the reserve price and the unit will be allotted to the highest bidder. The bidders can revise their e-bids till the closure of the bid submission. amount within the prescribed period and hence their earnest money deposit (EMD) of ~2 lakh each had been forfeited. These three dwelling units had been again included in the vacant units. “Now, the CHB is going to sell its 55 built-up residential units on a freehold basis through e-tender,” he said. The e-tender process is open to all citizens of India and persons already having any prop- erty can also participate in it. The e-tenders will be invited separately for each dwelling unit. The e-bid must be above the reserve price and the dwelling unit will be allotted to the highest bidder. The bidders can revise their e-bids, any number of times, till the closure of the bid submission. The dwelling unit can be further sold and transferred after the execution of a conveyance deed with the CHB c m y b as per law and as per the transfer policies of the CHB applicable to freehold properties. There shall be no restriction on the transfer of the dwelling unit purchased by way of tender. e-tenders will be available at https://etenders.chd.nic.in on June 15 from 10 am onwards and the bidders can immediately submit their bids. The last date of e-bid submission is July 5 at 6 pm. “Specific details such as unit number, location and reserve price of each unit are available on the website of the CHB, www.chbonline.in. For an inspection of the dwelling units, the prospective bidders may contact the CHB site offices in the respective sectors,” he said. Man’s body found hanging Mohali, June 10 A 35-year-old man was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his house in Gholumajra near Lalru on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Navbrijesh Singh, the police said. The police were informed about the incident by Kewal Singh, husband of the ward councillor. The police said the body appeared to be two to three days old. A case has been registered at the Lalru police station. The police said Navbrijesh had married twice and had two children from the first marriage. He was not having cordial relations with his parents as well as the in-laws and used to live alone. — TNS Panchkula, June 10 Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today laid the foundation stone of a 200-bed Maternal and Child Health Block at the Civil Hospital in Sector 6 through videoconferencing from Haryana Niwas, Chandigarh. The project, to be built at a cost of ~93.97 crore, is likely to be completed in two years. The exclusive block will be 11-storeyed (three basements and eight floors) and the tallest building of any medical institution in Panchkula as well as the tricity. It will have an OT complex and a service block. In the 300-bed Civil Hospital, at present, 100 beds are dedicated to maternal and paediatrics care. “With the construction of this building, the capacity of the Civil Hospital will be To come up at Civil Hospital in Panchkula TALLEST TRICITY HEALTH FACILITY The exclusive block will be 11storeyed (three basements and eight floors) and it will be the tallest building of any medical institution in Panchkula as well as the tricity. increased to 500 beds,” an official press note said. Khattar also laid the stone of a malaria office at the Civil Hospital. It will be built at a cost of ~7.03 crore. Haryana Speaker and local MLA Gain Chand Gupta termed the occasion a matter of pride. He directed officials to ensure completion of these projects in a time-bound manner. Quality should not be compromised, he added. MC to clean road gullies Mohali, June 10 In view of the ensuing monsoon season, special measures are being taken by the Mohali Municipal Corporation to ensure proper drainage of rainwater. While inaugurating the work of cleaning open drains in Phase 5, city Mayor Amarjit Singh Sidhu said road gullies would be cleaned and the drainage system was being streamlined before the onset of the monsoon. Deputy Mayor Kuljit Singh Bedi was present on the occasion. Amarjit Singh Sidhu said cleaning and repair works were being undertaken wherever needed. He said the work would be completed before the rains. He said the MC was making special efforts to clean the N-Choe so that the water could be drained out properly from the side of Phase 9 and NIPER. —TNS
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