30082021-CT-01.qxd 8/30/2021 12:56 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 30 AUGUST 2021 | CHANDIGARH 5 HELD FOR LOOTING FOREIGN NATIONAL NEAR CHHAT VILLAGE PAGE 3 Five persons have been arrested for looting cash, a mobile phone and a passport from a Sudanese student. PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 6,67,787 65,093 64,242 6 38 — 813 0 MOHALI 4,08,644 5,59,700 30,681 68,602 30,294 67,495 1 1 10 48 2 6 377 1,059 0 1 AIR QUALITY INDEX SUNSET MONDAY 6:47 PM PANCHKULA 74 MOHALI 82 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MAN BOOKED FOR FAKE NUMBER ON SCOOTER Chandigarh: A Sector 38 resident has been booked for using a fake registration number on a scooter. According to the police, complainant Pal Singh, a resident of Sector 25, reported that Kulbir Singh of Sector 38 used the registration number of his Activa on a scooter. The incident came to light after a TVIS (traffic violation information slip) was issued for the complainant’s Activa. The police were informed, who found that the Sector 38 resident had affixed a fake number on his scooter. A case has been registered at the Industrial Area police station. TNS THIEVES STRIKE AT TWO HOUSES Chandigarh: Two burglary incidents have been reported from the city. In a complaint, Ajay Singh, a resident of Mani Majra, reported that two gold rings, a gold chain and ~15,000 were stolen from his residence on August 27. The police were informed following which a case was registered at the Mani Majra police station. In another incident, Suresh, a resident of Sector 39, complained that ~40,000 and gold ornaments were stolen from his house on August 27. TNS TWO HIRE INNOVA, STEAL IT, BOOKED Chandigarh: Two persons, who had hired an Innova from Delhi to Katra, have been booked for stealing the vehicle. According to the police, complainant Mukesh, a resident of Kaithal, alleged that Mohit Kumar and Harjeet Singh had hired his vehicle on August 26 for a tour from Delhi to Chandigarh, Amritsar and Katra. On the intervening night of August 27 and 28, they told the complainant that they would stay at a hotel in Kajheri, Chandigarh. The complainant alleged that during the stay at the hotel, the suspects stole the keys of his vehicle and his purse. They then escaped from the spot and later met with an accident near Ambala. The police have registered a case. TNS Sixteen teams to participate in JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament, starting from September 1. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:59 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Adviser asks Health Dept to speed up second dose coverage Chandigarh, August 29 Now, take your vaccination certificate (at least of the first dose) or a negative RT-PCR report of the past 72 hours before entering government offices in the city. The directions were passed by the UT Adviser this evening as a possible measure to control spread of the infection in the city. UT Adviser Dharam Pal said, “I appeal to city residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible, before a possible third wave sets in. Those visiting government offices will only be allowed to enter if they have either a Covid-19 vaccination certificate or a negative RT-PCR report of the past 72 hours. The direction is applicable to the public and employees of government offices.” Following this, the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) appealed to the general public to come with the required documents (vaccination report or an RTPCR report) and stated that no applicant would be entertained without it. Fearing a rise in cases and a possible third wave, the UT Adviser has also asked the Health Department to speed up the vaccination (second dose) so that the target population is continued on page 3 1 dies in Mohali MOHALI: After nine days, one more person succumbed to Covid-19 in Mohali, taking the death toll in the district to 1,059. The caseload went up to 68,602 with one more person contracting the infection in the past 24 hours. Five patients recovered from the infection and were discharged. There are 48 active cases in the district. — TNS People roam without a mask at Shastri Maket in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI TARGET POPULATION ABOVE 18 YRS ‘GET JABBED AT THE EARLIEST’ 7,29,822 CUMULATIVE COVID VAX STATUS VACCINATION COVERAGE 1ST DOSE 7,99,546 %AGE 109.55 2ND DOSE 3,02,380 41.43 PAST 7 DAYS VAX AVERAGE 8,007 ❝ I appeal to city residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible, before a possible third wave sets in. Those visiting government offices will only be allowed to enter if they either have a Covid19 vaccination certificate or a negative RT-PCR report of the past 72 hrs. 1 infected in P’kula PANCHKULA: One new case was reported from Panchkula in the past 24 hours taking the infection count in the district to 30,681. However, the death toll remained at 377 with no fatality. There are 10 active cases in the district. — TNS ❞ No death, six cases in UT Dharam Pal, UT ADVISER MASK MUST TO BOARD CTU BUSES CHANDIGARH: The city on Sunday reported six cases of Covid-19 and no death due to the virus. Six patients were cured of the disease. — TNS The UT Administration has directed all Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) buses not to allow passengers who are not wearing face masks. BANSI WALA Artistes perform Krishna Leela on the eve of Janmashtami at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI AAP women protesters canecharged Chandigarh, August 29 A day after farmers were lathicharged in Karnal and Amritsar, activists of the state women wing of AAP today gheraoed the state BJP’s office here today alleging use of abusive language and assault on women and farmers. The women volunteers raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar as the Chandigarh Police tried to prevent them from marching towards the BJP office by putting up barricades. The protesters broke through the barricading, prompting the police to use batons and water cannons, leaving many women injured. AAP’s women wing state president Rajwinder Mohali chokes as farmers take to the streets Protest police action against farmers | Burn Khattar’s effigy, disrupt traffic Mohali, August 29 The framers, under the banner of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, blocked various arterial roads here today to protest the lathicharge on “peacefully protesting farmers” in Haryana. The blockade led to huge traffic jams causing inconvenience to the commuters. The farmers gathered at the McDonald chowk on the Chandigarh-Ambala road in Zirakpur and blocked the traffic for nearly two hours. They, however, allowed the ambulances and other emergency vehicles to pass through. The police personnel were seen diverting traffic to save the commuters from harassment. The farmers raised slogans against the BJP and the Haryana Government for the use of force against “peacefully protesting farmers” at Karnal on Saturday. The protesting farmers also burnt the effigy of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Addressing the gathering, farmer leaders Prem Singh and Deedar Singh Shatabgarh said on one side “the Centre is Elderly man duped of ~1.59 cr Chandigarh, August 29 An unknown person has been booked by the local police for allegedly duping a Sector 34 resident of ~1.59 crore. According to the police, complainant Sandhu Singh (76) reported that unknown person(s) had contacted him on his mobile phone in 2014 and told him that his insurance policies were maturing and they could help him in getting the money. As per the complaint, the suspects later lured PAGE 3 Vax certificate or-ve RT-PCR report must to enter offices Tribune News Service 95 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 MAX 33°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.8°C | MIN 24.5°C Naina Mishra CHANDIGARH 16 TEAMS TO COMPETE IN JP ATRAY MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT SGGS men beat Wanderers Club 3-2 in final, while Rock Rovers Club pip SGGS Club in women’s title clash. him and claimed that there were Central Government schemes wherein the money could be doubled in a few years. The victim fell into their trap and started depositing money in different bank accounts provided by the suspects. He was made to deposit ~1.59 crore over the years, but did not get any returns. The victim approached the police following which an investigation was conducted and a case registered. — TNS Many hurt as cops use force during march to BJP office Members of the women’s wing of the Punjab unit of AAP protest in front of the BJP office in Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Sunday. VICKY Kaur Thiara and youth leader Anmol Gagan Mann were among those injured and were admitted to the hospital. “BJP men are abusing and physically assaulting women in Punjab and across the country. The state governments are avoiding taking action against Vehicles caught in a jam on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway; and (right) people forced to cover the distance on foot. NITIN MITTAL DISMISS SDM, DEMANDS BADHERI LET US DEBATE FARM LAWS: SOOD TO FARMERS Sikh farmer leader and president of the Chandigarh unit of the All-India Jatt Mahasabha Rajinder Singh Badheri on Sunday demanded the removal of the SDM for “inflicting torture” on protesting farmers at Karnal. Badheri also said the SDM should be “prosecuted for intent to murder” as Sushil Kajal, a farmer from Raipur Jattan village in Karnal district, who was injured during the protest, died on Sunday. “His martyrdom will not go unnoticed,” he said. On his visit to Daria village on Sunday, Arun Sood, president of BJP’s Chandigarh unit, challenged farm activists for an open debate on the contentious agromarked laws. The farm activists said, they have asked Sood for a time and place for the debate. “I went to Sood and humbly asked for time and place for the debate. He told me, its Janmashtami tomorrow, so we can meet a day after and debate these laws,” said Harjeet Singh, one of the protesters. bent upon harassing the farmers and is not interested in fulfilling their genuine demands” and on the other side, the Haryana Government was lathicharging the protesters to “suppress their voice”. “The Centre should not remain under any illusion. they claimed and announced that the BJP leaders would not be allowed to enter any of the Punjab villages. Surjit Singh, Baljinder Singh, Jagtar Singh, Manish Kumar, Vijay Kumar and Hardeep Singh also addressed the protesting farmers. The use of force is only increasing the anger of farmers,” they said. The two further said the government had “stooped” to such a level that they were not even sparing the elderly and the children. Due to the lathicharge, one of the elderly farmer has died, Meanwhile, hundreds of farmers converged at the Mullanpur Barrier on the KuraliBaddi road and blocked the traffic for over two hours. The farmers also gathered at the Landran traffic light point and disrupted traffic on the Mohali-Sirhind road. — TNS them,” alleged Mann. “Even the police, under the BJP regime, were assuming atrocities on women and farmers were achievements,” said Thiara. She alleged the police responsible for protecting the citizens were supporting party men. — TNS MC to get its first solar power plantatSector39waterworks Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 29 In what could help earn a revenue of around ~1.38 crore annually, the Municipal Corporation will get its first solar power plant at the Sector 39 waterworks. The project will be set up by the Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST). The 2 MWp floating SPV floating power plant will generate 28 lakh units per annum and will be set up under the CAPEX mode where all expenditure will be borne by CREST. Of the total, 70 per cent of the revenue (~97.21 lakh) will go to the government treasury and 30 per cent (~41.66 lakh) to the cash-starved civic body. As per the construction layout plan provided by the MC to the agency, the construction of a few water tanks is to be completed by September/October. After that, the site will be handed over to CREST for installing the plant. The MC has worked out the plan and will table it in a General House meeting for formal approval on Tuesday. Will help fetch revenue of ~1.38 cr per annum HOW MUCH WILL THE CIVIC BODY GET Of the total, 70 per cent of the revenue (~97.21 lakh) will go to the government treasury and 30 per cent (~41.66 lakh) to the cash-starved civic body. CREST is the agency for the implementation of various rooftop solar projects in the city. Officials said in spite of constraints of land availability, 44.5 MW had been achieved via both government and private buildings. A target of 69 MW by 2022 has been set by the Ministry of Power for Chandigarh. City roads go dark as overgrown trees envelop street lights Tribune News Service MANOJ MAHAJAN FORECAST PAGE 3 SGGS, ROCK ROVERS CLUB EMERGE HOCKEY CHAMPIONS Street lights covered by tree branches make roads dark in Sector 33. c m y b Chandigarh, August 28 Despite the city roads being covered by the LED lights, several streets remain in darkness due to overgrown trees at light points. Interestingly, the Municipal Corporation has a dedicated horticulture wing for pruning of trees, but it has failed to do the needful. In fact, the horticulture and electricity wings of the MC work under the same superintending engineer, still there is no coordination between the two. It seems neither the electricity wing is bothered to inspect the street lights nor the horticulture wing takes note of the trees which need to be pruned. The dark spots on various streets also encourage petty crimes. In a random check, it was found there were many such points on the inner roads of Sector 29, 30, 20, 32, 33 and other places. “The streets remain in darkness as overgrown trees cover the light poles. Due to this every citizen is unsafe. Senior citizens, women and children are unsafe. There have also been cases of snatching,” said Jagdeep Mahajan, president of the Sector 32 and 33 welfare society. “When the authorities were asked for pruning of trees, they said they were not having a big hydraulic machine which would help them in the exercise,” he said. Naresh Kumar, a resident of Sec 32, said: “Many times we feel that we are living in some village, not in Chandigarh city.” “It has become difficult to move around in the evening. Some solution should be found, otherwise a major accident may happen in future,” added Shyam Singh.
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