23092021-CT-01.qxd 9/23/2021 12:50 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 23 SEPTEMBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH MOHALI DIST REPORTS FOUR NEW CASES OF DENGUE Four new cases of dengue -- three from Dera Bassi and one from Kharar -- have been reported from Mohali. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 7,20,037 65,201 64,338 6 44 819 1 MOHALI 4,29,101 5,88,155 30,722 68,707 30,327 67,604 3 4 18 40 1 2 377 1,063 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 54 PANCHKULA 59 MOHALI 34 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF TWO ARRESTED FOR SNATCHING PHONE Mohali: Two youths have been arrested for snatching a woman’s phone on Wednesday. The suspects have been identified as Jind resident Sandeep and Dadu Majra resident Ajay. The police said the bike-borne youths targeted the woman, an employee of a private hospital, near Bassi Theatre here. They were trying to sell off the phone, worth ~70,000, for ~5,000 only. The suspects were produced in the court, which sent them to three-day police remand. TNS PAGE 2 CAR-FREE DAY: UT ADVISER, MC CHIEF CYCLE TO WORK Several staff members of the UT Administration and MC offices pedal to work on World Car-Free Day. MAX 31°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30.4°C | MIN 24.8°C SUNSET ON THURSDAY 6:18 PM Chandigarh Housing Board warns defaulters of action if they fail to pay their pending dues by October 31. SUNRISE ON FRIDAY 6.12 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Chaos rules roads as crowds throng venue Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 22 Thousands of people thronged Sukhna Lake to witness the air show, organised to commemorate Chandigarh Air Force Station’s diamond jubilee, but were left disappointed as the Suryakiran aerobatic team could perform due to bad weather. The Chinook heavy-lift helicopter from Chandigarhbased No. 126 Helicopter Unit and the Rafale fighter aircraft from the Ambalabased No. 17 Squadron made their appearance. Demonstrating its capability and manoeuvrability, the Chinook traversed the perimeter of the lake just a few feet above the water, sending spray over the visitors, much to their delight. Airlifting underslung load, inducting special forces and assault demonstration by commandos were among the other highlights. A lone Rafale streaked in low, made a couple of circuits over the lake, the amber flame of its twin exhausts contrasting with the grey skies, before executing a ‘vertical charlie’ manoeuvre Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 22 The air show organised at Sukhna Lake today led to a major chaos on roads nearby and inconvenience to the visitors. Vehicles were parked on cycle tracks, road berms and both sides of the roads. There was little police presence on roads to manage the situation. The event was seemingly marred due to poor planning by the UT Administration as all roads were meant for VIPs and disappearing high above into the clouds. According to an Air Force officer, low clouds and consequently poor light in the evening prevented the Suryakiran team from performing at the show. Many visitors, who had congregated at the lake from the tricity as well as peripheral areas, some complete with Major Anuj Rajput’s parents and kin break down as his body arrives at his house in Panchkula on Wednesday. RAVI KUMAR SLOGANS RENT THE AIR His father KS Arya, an advocate, lit the funeral pyre of his only son in the presence of senior officers of the Army and the district administration. Slogans of “Bharat Mata ki jai’ and “Major Anuj Rajput amar rahe” rent the air. . Rajput’s body was brought to his house in Group Housing Society 104 in Sector 20, followed by a wreath-laying cer- FLOOR-WISE SALE OF HOUSES hearing, the Bench of Justice Tejinder Singh Dhindsa and Justice Vivek Puri referred to an office order, dated August 20, issued by the UT Assistant Estate Officer. The Bench asserted that its perusal gave the impression that the Estate Office, while issuing the NOC to banks to facilitate certain loan transactions, mentioned the share percentage as well as the floor. Accordingly, a clarification was circulated that frag- Some pass through Bapu Dham Colony, Kishangarh to reach venue and VVIPs barring one, which leads to the rear of the lake. Even before 4.30 pm, when the event was to start, massive jams were witnessed on the road stretch from the Sector 27/28 chowk to Sector 26. Seeing hordes of vehicles, the police diverted these Continued on page 3 (Clockwise from above) People watch as a Chinook, a Rafale and jawans perform during an air show organised to commemorate the diamond jubilee of the Chandigarh Air Force Station, at Sukhna Lake on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: NITIN MITTAL emony in Udhampur. Mourners thronged the streets in the most densely continued on page 3 cameras and zoom lenses, could not hide their disappointment. The entire stretch of the embankment of the lake, from the police post at the entrance to the regulator end, was jampacked. Some even stood atop the concrete lamps or climbed atop trees to get a better view. “It was a rare chance to witness the Suryakirans PO in 96 cases held after 3 yrs Chandigarh, September 22 The Director of Emerging Valley Private Limited, who was declared a proclaimed offender (PO) in 96 cases and was on the run for the past three years, has been arrested by the proclaimed offender and summon staff of the local police. A team, under the supervision of DSP Charanjit Singh Virk, nabbed the continued on page 2 Accused flees police custody at GMCH-32 Chandigarh, September 22 A snatching accused arrested by the Mohali police, who was admitted to the GMCH-32, fled from the hospital. The complainant, Daler Singh of the Punjab Police, posted at the Dera Bassi police station, reported that the accused, Yusuf (24), a resident of Mubarakpur, continued on page 2 File affidavit whether NOCs issued indicating owner’s share, floor: HC Chandigarh, September 22 The Punjab and Haryana High Court today called for an affidavit specifying whether NOCs were issued by the UT Administration/competent authority indicating not only the owner’s share, but also the floor. The direction came nearly five years after the brick-by-brick demolition of the city’s glorious past with the raising of apartments from the debris of palatial houses came under the judicial scanner. During the course of the PAGE 2 Air show: Thousands disappointed as low clouds, bad weather prevent aerobatic team from performing Tribune News Service Tribune News Service PAY DUES BY OCT 31 OR FACE ACTION: CHB TO DEFAULTERS Suryakirans fail to show up over Sukhna sky Major Rajput cremated with military honours in Panchkula Panchkula, September 22 Major Anuj Rajput (27) of the Army Aviation Corps, who was one of the two pilots killed when an Army chopper crashlanded in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir yesterday, was cremated today at the Sector 20 crematorium with full military honours, including a gun salute. His father KS Arya, an advocate, lit the funeral pyre of his only son in the presence of senior officers of the Army and the district administration, and a large number of local residents. Slogans of “Bharat Mata ki jai’ and “Major Anuj Rajput amar rahe” rent the air. The Major’s father, KS Arya, and mother Usha Devi, a government schoolteacher, were inconsolable. At their house, the mother broke down as she lay her head on the Major’s coffin. Earlier today, Major PAGE 2 mentation of property was not allowed in Chandigarh and only the percentage of share may be indicated. The Bench, as such, called upon the counsel representing the UT, Anil Mehta, to clarify whether NOCs had been issued by the UT Administration/competent authority indicating not only the share but also the floor. “During the course of the hearing today, counsel Mehta took a categoric stand that the necessity of issuing order/clarification, dated August 20, had arisen only on account of one solitary NOC having been issued indicating not only the share, but also the floor, and that also on account of a court decree having been passed,” the Bench observed. Before parting with the order, the Bench directed counsel Mehta to ensure filing of a specific affidavit by the Assistant Estate Officer, UT, to substantiate his stand. “The affidavit be placed on record positively on September 23,” the Bench concluded. The High Court Bench of Justice Dhindsa and Justice Puri had earlier scanned continued on page 2 c m y b from so close, but the weather seems to have played a spoilsport. Being an aviation enthusiast, I was keen on clicking pictures for my collection,” said Ankush Behl, a college student. “The aerobatics were something definitely not to be missed, but it was also exciting to see the other aircraft. It was for the first time that I saw the Chinook and Rafale from so close,” said Ridhima Vohra, an executive with a private firm. While an announcement about the Suryakiran show being cancelled was made at the VIP enclosure, the audience crowding further along the embankment did not have a clue and kept waiting Continued on page 3 People leave the venue after the air show at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL
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