13092021-CT-01.qxd 9/13/2021 12:13 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 13 SEPTEMBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH 8,000 STUDENTS APPEAR FOR NEET-2021 IN CITY BEAUTIFUL PAGE 2 National Testing Agency conducts NEET-2021 with a renewed paper pattern at different centres in city. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 6,96,934 65,154 64,307 5 30 2 817 1 MOHALI 4,21,178 5,75,645 30,701 68,665 30,309 67,562 0 2 15 43 0 2 377 1,060 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX 29 PANCHKULA 49 MOHALI 27 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF VIOLATION BY CLUB Chandigarh: The UT police have booked Gurpreet Singh, manager at BoomBox Café, Sector 9, after the club was found open beyond the permissible time limit on September 11. TNS THEFT REPORTED Chandigarh: Thieves flee with a laptop, CCTV cameras, an induction plate and cash from a plot in the Industrial Area, Phase I, on the intervening night of September 10 and 11, reported complainant Vijay Kumar. TNS PAGE 3 HPCA BEAT RANSTAR CLUB BY 75 RUNS, LIFT TRIDENT CUP While ~48-crore multi-level parking remains vacant, other facilities at Sector 17 in the city are jampacked. MAX 32°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28.4°C | MIN 23.6°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:30 PM PAGE 3 HP Cricket Association beat Ranstar Cricket Club Delhi in rain-truncated JP Atray Memorial Tournament final. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.06 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Diarrhoea outbreak 3 cops suspended for thrashing lawyer in Peermuchalla? Panic as 138 cases reported |15 hospitalised Tribune News Service Panchkula, September 12 Deputy Commissioner of Police Mohit Handa today placed under suspension three policemen for alleged “misconduct and negligence in duty” after they allegedly misbehaved and beat up a Punjab and Haryana High Court lawyer in police custody. The suspended policemen have been identified as exemptee Head Constable (EHC) Virender Singh, Constable Dilbag Singh and Constable Iqbal Khan. The lawyer, Deepak Aggar- Tribune News Service CHANDIGARH 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SECTOR 17 PARKING LOTS FULL, MULTI-LEVEL FACILITY VACANT Zirakpur, September 12 Fifteen patients were hospitalised and 138 cases of patients with diarrhoea-like symptoms reported from the Peermuchalla area of Zirakpur today, the health authorities said. FOR INFO ON HEALTH OR DISEASE HELPLINE NUMBER 104 Several patients are reported to have been admitted to the Sector 6 hospital in Panchkula. Most of the cases reported are of migrant labourers residing in a locality near a sawmill. There was a beeline of patients and attendants and a panic-like situation in the Dhakoli hospital, eyewitnesses said. Water contamination is suspected to be the cause of large-scale diarrhoea-like symptoms among patients. The water supply to the area has been stopped after the Health Department raised the alarm. “The department is conducting a survey to ascertain the number of patients with diarrhoea-like symptoms in Mohali Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur (left) at Mubarikpur from where water contamination was reported earlier. ‘MOST OF THEM MIGRANTS’ ❝We have stationed water tankers in the area. Most of the cases reported on Sunday were of migrant labourers. We are not ruling out the possibility of cholera, diarrhoea or dengue. Kuldeep Bawa, SDM, DERA BASSI ❞ the area. Blood samples and stool samples are being taken to ascertain the cause. Water samples from the affected areas will be taken tomorrow to confirm the nature of contamination,” said Dr Pommy Chatrath, incharge, Dhakoli hospital. Dera Bassi SDM Kuldeep Bawa said, “We have stationed water tankers in the area. Most of the cases reported continued on page 2 c m y b FIR filed against advocate cancelled Advocates lodge a protest alleging that a lawyer was beaten up by cops, at the Sector 2 police post in Panchkula. RAVI KUMAR wal, alleged that the policemen took him into illegal custody while he asked them to take action against his neighbour, who had parked a scooter at his parking spot outside his house in Sector 4. The policemen had reached the spot after receiving a “Dial 112” complaint from the lawyer over the parking issue. Handa also ordered a departmental inquiry against two policemen, including the Sector 2 police post in-charge, “for not reaching the spot of occurrence”. ACP Raj Kumar will lead the investigation. continued on page 3 Deadline over, glitches Linesman electrocuted in bike project remain Colleague seriously hurt, admitted to PGI Sandeep Rana PRADEEP TEWARI Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 12 The deadline to fix glitches in the much-fancied public bikesharing project got over today, but users in the city are still facing issues. Many of them are not able to end or start a ride through the SmartBike app on most occasions. While trying to open the lock of cycle, they get messages like “under maintenance” or “battery not charged”. Vijay Kumar, a user at the A user tries to book a ride, gets ‘under maintenance’ message. Sector 16 docking station in front of the GMSH, today repeatedly tried to open the continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Panchkula, September 12 A linesman died while another was seriously injured after they suffered an electric shock while repairing a fault at Devi Nagar in Sector 3 here. The victim, identified as Desraj, was engaged by a contractor, Jitender, on behalf of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN). He died on the spot. The other linesman, Devender Sharma, was taken to the PGI where his condiotion continues to The spot where the incident took place. PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR be serious, said Umed Singh, ACP Panchkula. The ACP , said, “We have not filed an continued on page 3
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