22092021-CT-01.qxd 9/22/2021 12:33 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 22 SEPTEMBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH OVER 75 CYCLE RIDERS TO COVER 7.05 KM AT 7.05 AM PAGE 2 The ride will be held from Sec 16/23 small rotary to Sukhna. The event will symbolise 75 years of Independence. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 7,17,355 65,195 64,333 7 44 3 818 0 MOHALI 4,28,468 5,88,155 30,719 68,703 30,323 67,602 2 8 19 38 1 4 377 1,063 0 1 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 43 PANCHKULA 53 MOHALI 49 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF THIEF ARRESTED WITH 19 BICYCLES Chandigarh: The UT police have arrested a cycle thief and recovered 19 bicycles worth around ~4 lakh. The suspect, Neem Kanta of Kansal village in Mohali district, was caught with a stolen bicycle from a Sector 9 market on September 19. On his revelation, more stolen bicycles were recovered from a forest area in Kharar. TNS MAX 30°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30.4°C | MIN 25.2°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:20 PM Mohali, September 21 Phase VII in Mohali is the worst-hit by dengue as 60 per cent of the total 174 cases reported from the district during the past three weeks came from the area. The Health Department has swung into action and took samples from the affected areas in the district. Dr Adarshpal Kaur, Civil Surgeon, confirmed that around 60 per cent of the cases surfaced in Phase VII and the rest from other parts of the district. She said since September 1, they had taken around WATER SUPPLY TO BE HIT Chandigarh: Due to some repair work, water supply in Chandigarh will be affected for two days. Today: 3.30 am to 9.30 am (Full pressure) 6 pm to 8 pm (Low pressure) Tomorrow: 4 am to 9 am (Full pressure) 6 pm to 8 pm (Low pressure) Cycle mechanic attacked, robbed Mohali, September 21 Two bike-borne youths attacked a cycle mechanic with sharp weapons and robbed him of ~5,000 in Sector 57 here today. The victim has been identified as Shiva, a native of Meerut, who was currently staying in Balongi. The assailants snatched ~5000 from him and fled. He was admitted to the Phase 6 Civil Hospital. The police are investigatin the matter. — TNS People queue up to get water in Saini Vihar, Phase 1, as the tubewell supplying potable water stops working. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.11 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Rafale steals the show at rehearsal Two days after his 27th birthday, P’kula Major dies in copter crash Chandigarh, September 21 The IAF’s newly inducted Rafale fighter aircraft today stole the show at the rehearsal for the air show that is scheduled to be held over Sukhna Lake on Wednesday. The aircraft flew in low from the lake’s eastern end, looped towards the North and executed a ‘vertical charlie’ manoeuvre, climbing straight into the partially clouded skies. Pall of gloom as family loses only son in Udhampur mishap Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 21 A pall of gloom descended over a group housing society in Panchkula after the news of the death of Major Anuj Rajput in a helicopter crash near Udhampur came in. He was the only son of his parents, who left for Srinagar in the afternoon soon after receiving the tragic news. His father is an advocate and mother a homemaker. According to neighbours, Major Rajput had studied in Panchkula and Chandigarh before opting to don the olive green. They recalled him as a respectful and friendly person, ready to pitch in to help others whenever the need arose. Pb, Hry, HP Guvs to attend air show today The Ambala-based jet from No.17 Squadron made two such runs, much to the excitement of the large crowd that gathered on the lake’s embankment. The IAF’s Suryakiran aerobatic display team also presented their formation flying skills, performing various loops and rolls. The Chinook heavy-lift helicopter demonstrated its capability to airlift heavy underslung loads as well as induct special forces for offensive operations. The show coincides with the celebration of the diamond jubilee year of the Air Force Station, Chandigarh, which was established in 1961. —TNS Tribune News Service (Clockwise from top) A Chinook helicopter, aircraft of a Suryakiran aerobatic team and a Rafale during a rehearsal for an IAF air show at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Tuesday. PRADEEP TEWARI TAKE PRECAUTIONS: CIVIL SURGEON The Civil Surgeon, Dr Adarshpal Kaur, said they had urged residents to take precautions, adding that the aedes aegypti species of mosquito, which causes dengue, “breeds till the end of November”. She said they had cautioned people against water-borne diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid and Hepatitis A & E and warned them against drinking contaminated water. 640 samples and 174 persons tested positive for dengue. She said, “We observe Friday as a ‘dry day’ when our teams check for stagnant water in various parts of the district.” Dr Adarshpal Kaur said they urged residents to take precautions, adding that the aedes aegypti species of mosquito, which causes dengue, “breeds till the end of November”. She said they had cautioned people against waterborne diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid, Hepatitis A and E during the rainy season and warned them against drinking contaminated water. The Civil Surgeon said dengue patients had high fever for five to six days and their platelet count could drop after the fever ceased. She said they had asked private hospitals to report suspected or confirmed dengue cases to the Health Department and send suspected samples immediately so that confirmatory tests could be conducted and remedial steps taken on time. Dengue testing and treatment were available free of cost in government hospitals across the district, she added. 2 snatchers in UT police net Chandigarh, September 21 The police have arrested two snatchers who had fled with a woman’s gold chain at Mani Majra on September 17. Savitri Devi of Dadu Majra was going to her brother’s house when the miscreants, riding a motorcycle, snatched her gold chain near Modern Housing Complex. A case was registered. During investigation, a team, led by Inspector Neeraj Sarna, SHO, Mani Majra police station, nabbed the suspects, Ashu, alias Nata (21), and Nitin (18). The motorcycle used in the crime, which was stolen from Zirakpur, was recovered. The police also recovered the snatched chain, a mobile and two more bikes. Ashu had seven cases against him in the past — three in UT and four in Mohali. —TNS Water near danger mark, Sukhna Lake floodgate opened, third time this season Chandigarh, September 21 One of the three floodgates of Sukhna Lake was today opened at 10.30 am after its water level reached near the danger mark of 1,163 ft. Due to rain in the city and the catchment area of the lake since yesterday, the water level reached 1,162.9 ft, just 3 inches below the danger mark. It is the third time in this monsoon season when the authorities have opened the floodgate. Earlier, the gate was opened on August 9 and August 14. An official of the UT Engineering Department said the floodgate was closed at 3 pm after the water level came down to 1,162.8 ft in the lake. He, however, said there was a continuous flow of water into the lake from the catchment area. An alert was sounded in neighbouring areas and to avoid flooding downstream, the water was released in a limited quantity, he said, HAD GOT ENGAGED A MONTH & A HALF AGO Incidentally, Major Anuj Rajput had turned 27 on September 18 and had got engaged to a Delhibased girl about a month and a half ago. The family was making plans for his wedding. Incidentally, Major Rajput had turned 27 on September 18 and had got engaged to a Delhi-based girl about a month and a half ago. The family was making plans for his wedding. Neighbours said he had only recently been promoted to the rank of Major and it had been a very proud moment for the family. Major Rajput and Major Rohit Kumar, who belongs to Noida, had succumbed to their injuries after the Cheetah helicopter of the Army Aviation Corps which they were piloting forced-landed in a wooded area near Patnitop in the Udhampur area reportedly due to fog and bad weather. Sushil Garg, councillor from Ward 14, in which the deceased officer’s parents live, expressed condolences and promised all possible support and assistance to the bereaved family. Isha new Mohali DC In three weeks, 174 samples test positive for vector-borne disease Tribune News Service PAGE 3 4 DAYS ON, LONG QUEUES TO FETCH WATER IN BALTANA AREA Panchkula police book unidentified persons for brutally attacking a Rajiv Colony resident with a sharp weapon. Ph VII reports 60% of total dengue cases in Mohali dist Sanjay Bumbroo PAGE 3 RAJIV COLONY YOUTH STABBED, ADMITTED TO ICU AT GMCH-32 One of the three floodgates of Sukhna opened to bring down the water level. PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN adding that the Mohali administration was also informed in advance about the opening of the floodgate. Officials of the department were keeping a 24-hour close watch on the situation, he said. Two of the three floodgates had to be opened in August last year after the water level of the lake had crossed the danger mark and reached 1,163.4 ft. The gush of water led to flooding in the Baltana area in Mohali district. To avoid a repeat, the department decided to release water in limited quantity, said sources in the department. Before this, on September c m y b 24, 2018, incessant rain in the catchment area had forced officials to open two floodgates of the lake. At that time, the gates were opened after a gap of 10 years. After the opening of the floodgates, the Sukhna choe carries the excess water of the lake into the Ghaggar. — TNS Mohali, September 21 “My priority will be to ensure the delivery of benefits of government welfare schemes to every person in Mohali district. Every district needs a different approach and I will prioritise things accordingly to mitigate the woes of people.” Newly appointed Deputy Commissioner Isha Kalia stated this after assuming the charge at her office in the District Administrative Complex, Sector 76, here today. She said accountability of all officers with respect to their work would be ensured. On the strategy to thwart a possible third wave of Covid19, Isha said she would review the action plan of the Stop unauthorised activity on Sec 45-A Says ensuring benefits road, HC tells MC of welfare schemes to Chandigarh, September 21 The Punjab and Haryana every person priority High Court has directed the TO REVIEW COVID ACTION PLAN On the strategy to thwart a possible third wave of Covid, Isha said she would review the action plan of the district and take precautionary measures to contain the highly contagious virus. district and take precautionary measures to contain the highly contagious virus. She stressed the need for delivery of development projects on time and said laxity in this regard would not be continued on page 2 New Mohali DC Isha Kalia after assuming the charge. VICKY TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Road mishaps claim two lives Chandigarh, September 21 Two road accident deaths have been reported from the city. A motorcyclist and a woman riding pillion died in the accidents. According to the police, complainant Akash, a resident of Dadu Majra Colony, reported that an unidentified Mahindra Scorpio hit the motorcycle, being ridden by his 28-year-old brother Vishal, near the Sector 25/38 light point on September 20. The victim was injured and rushed to the PGI, where he succumbed to his injuries during treatment. A case has been registered. In another incident, complainant Bunty, a resident of Maloya Colony, alleged that a truck, being driven by Satwant Singh, hit his Activa scooter at the Sector 25/38 light point on September 20, resulting in injuries to his wife Kajal, who was riding pillion. She was admitted to the PGI, where she later succumbed to her injuries. A case has been registered. —TNS MC and the UT police to prevent continuation of unauthorised activity, such as vehicle repair and car parking, on the V-5 road of Sector 45-A. The direction came on a petition filed in public interest by the Super Residents Welfare Association, Sector 45-A. They were seeking, among other things, the removal of all unauthorised activities from the V-5 road between AKSIP School to the traffic light point of Sector 33/45. Taking up the matter, the Division Bench of Chief Justice Ravi Shanker Jha and Justice Arun Palli issued directions to take expeditious steps to ensure that no unauthorised activity continued. The petitioners, through counsel HC Arora, had enclosed photographs of activities such as vehiclerepairing, junk dealing and car parking. It was claimed that the activity was blocking the vehicular movement on the road. Besides, such work created noise and environmental pollution. —TNS People without mask at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Mohali sees one death, 8 cases Mohali: One person succumbed to Covid-19 in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1,063. Eight more positive cases surfaced in the district, taking the overall tally to 68,703, while three patients recovered from the virus. Among the new cases, one was reported from Dhakoli, two each from Boothgarh and Kharar, and three from Mohali 7 NEW CASES IN UT Chandigarh: The city on Tuesday reported seven cases of Covid-19 and no fresh fatality. Four patients were cured of the disease in the past 24 hours. TNS (urban). Of the 68,703 positive cases reported so far, 67,602 patients have been cured. There are now 38 active cases in the district. —TNS TWO FRESH CASES SURFACE IN P’KULA DISTRICT Panchkula: Two fresh Covid cases surfaced in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 30,719. Those infected are a 44-year-old man from Sector 16 and a seven-year-old girl from Sector 2. No fresh death was reported. Of the 30,719 positive cases reported so far, 30,323 patients have been cured. There are now 19 active cases. The death toll stands at 377. TNS
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