25092021-CT-01.qxd 9/25/2021 1:05 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 25 SEPTEMBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH SOLID WASTE MGMT: MC TOLD TO FILE ACTION-TAKEN REPORT PAGE 2 REALTY COMPANY MANAGEMENT BOOKED FOR DUPING INVESTORS In compliance with NGT order, UT Adviser asks MC to submit action-taken report on solid waste management in city. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 7,24,742 65,205 64,345 3 41 1 819 0 MOHALI 4,30,440 5,93,646 30,729 68,712 30,330 67,613 3 4 22 36 2 1 377 1,063 0 0 MOHALI Chandigarh, September 24 Devyani Yadav (29) has made the city proud by securing allIndia rank (AIR) 11 in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services exam. The results were declared today. She is undergoing training at the National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Shimla, after having secured AIR 223 last year. Her journey to success has been a long one as it was her fifth attempt. “I focused on quality study and relied on previous papers for preparation. I took coaching during the first year of preparation,” she said. Her father Vinay Singh Yadav is a Haryana IAS officer currently posted in Chandigarh. She said, “I 26 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF WOMAN DUPED OF GOLD BANGLE Mohali: A Phase 2 resident, Neena Narang, was allegedly duped of a gold bangle in Phase 4 on Thursday. The complainant stated that she was walking towards a gurdwara when two women in a white car, being driven by a youth, approached her and offered to drop her at the gurdwara. They dropped her 50 metres ahead. Later in the evening, she realised that her gold bangle was missing. TNS DEVYANI YADAV AIR 11 ❝ I drew inspiration from my father for choosing the civil services. The kind of satisfaction he derives from his work is exactly what I want. 4 YRS ON, MURDER CASE REGISTERED Chandigarh: Almost four and a half years after a murder convict lodged at the Burail jail died under mysterious circumstances, the UT police have registered a case of murder against unknown person at the Sector 49 police station. The case was registered on a court order. Mohal Lal was convicted in a murder case registered at the Mani Majra police station in 1999. He was undergoing life imprisonment. On February 17, 2017, he fell sick and was taken to the GMCH, Sector 32, where he died. An inquiry was initiated into the matter. TNS 2 nabbed with 50 kg of polythene bags Chandigarh, September 24 In order to make city polythene-free, the SDM (South) conducted a raid on the Sector 46 Apni Mandi today wherein he caught two persons carrying 50 kg of banned polythene bags. Shalinder Rawat and Vikram Kumar, residents of Mohali, were nabbed with their vehicles CH 01 TA- 7641 (auto) and CH 01 TB 7658 (Bolero), respectively, selling the bags to fruit and vegetable vendors. The suspects were handed over to a team of the MOH Department with directions to issue challans and conduct an inquiry. — TNS Girl held for theft at her own house Chandigarh, September 24 A 26-year-old BA student has been arrested by the local police for allegedly committing a theft at her house in Mani Majra. According to the police, complainant Meena Kaushal stated that she was residing in a joint family at Shanti Nagar, Mani Majra. After returning from work yesterday, the complainant found the locker of her almirah open and gold ornaments, including two bangles, a pair of earrings, two chains, two nose pins and a locket, along with their bills, missing. continued on page 3 SUNRISE SUNDAY 6.13 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAM Her father is an IAS officer posted in city 55 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 F&CC gives green signal to estimates of new development works and work orders worth ~15 crore for Mohali city. Devyani does city proud, bags AIR 11 32 PANCHKULA SUNSET SATURDAY 6:15 PM PAGE 3 MOHALI MC PANEL GIVES NOD TO WORKS WORTH ~15 CRORE GBP Pvt Ltd management allegedly duped scores of investors of their money taken in real estate dealings. MAX 35°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 22.2°C AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH PAGE 3 Devyani Yadav (29) DR AKSHITA GUPTA DR RAJESH MOHAN AIR 69 AIR 102 drew inspiration from my father for choosing the civil services. The kind of satisfaction he derives from his work is exactly what I want. I have watched him closely and I admire his work ethics and the change he has brought through his actions.” She said her priority areas would be women empowerment and education. Another girl from the city, Dr Akshita Gupta (22), not only completed her MBBS this year but has also bagged AIR 69 in the civil services exam. Gupta did her MBBS from the GMCH-32. On where she drew inspiration from, she said, “I have seen many officers who have brought a change in the system through innovation. I wish to bring a change, both in the education and health sectors,” she said. Akshita started preparing for the UPSC exam while she was studying medicine. “As I was not in touch with general knowledge subjects, I ensured that I completed the syllabus before the internship. I had joined coaching in Chandigarh so that I could complete my syllabus. Besides, I took mock tests and a test series as well. There was a huge burden of MBBS during the last year of the course and I found it hard to cope with the preparations.” Having been raised in Chandigarh, Akshita has many aspirations for the City Beautiful. Among them is improving the education and healthcare sectors. She said, “I have studied in a PRADEEP TEWARI Kansal residents move HC over poor amenities Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 24 Kansal residents today moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking directions to the State of Punjab and other respondents to allow repair, maintenance and improvement of basic amenities, including electricity, sewerage, water supply, roads and drainage system. Appearing before the Bench of Justice Jaswant Singh and Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu, senior advocate Gurminder Singh with counsel Gurnoor Singh Sandhu contended that repair was to be carried out to save the Kansal area residents from inconvenience as maintenance activities had been stopped. The Bench was told that directions regarding the demolition of construction in the catchment area delineated by the Survey of India map dated September 21, 2004, and the payment of damages/compensation by the state governments was stayed by the High Court while issuing notice on a review application. It was also ordered that the earlier direction against carrying out building activity in the catchment area in terms of the Survey of India map, falling within the jurisdiction of Punjab and Haryana, would remain in force. The Bench was told that the directions were being complied with in letter and spirit. Accordingly, it was being ensured that no construction activity was carried out in the catchment area. The matter, however, made little progress as the petition was not listed after March 18 following the Covid outbreak. The case was now pending for November 17. “In the meantime, Kansal area residents are facing difficulties and inconvenience due to deteriorating roads, electricity supply, sewerage, water supply and drainage system. Their plight worsened as the local civic authorities have ceased to carry out essential repair work in view of the interim order passed by the court on December 18, 2020,” it was added. Taking up the petition, the Bench issued notice to the state and other respondents for September 29. government school for Class XI and XII. One thing I have realised is that government schools in the city lack smart classes and I wish to change that. Besides, there is a coaching culture in the city. Students just opt for dummy admissions and don’t want to attend classes. This should change too.” “As far as the health sector is concerned, more tertiary care hospitals should be set up,” she added. Akshita has been a bright student all along. She had bagged AIR 28 in NEET as well. Another city resident, Dr Rajesh Mohan, a former student of the GMCH-32, has bagged AIR 102. He cracked the exam in his fifth attempt at the age of 29. He is currently posted at Central Jail Hospital, Tihar, on Covid-19 duty. On what motivated him, he said, “As doctors, we used to treat children with malnutrition. This is a matter of policy more than treatment. As a policymaker, I want to bring in policies that ensure that children do not stay hungry at the first place,” he said. To crack the civil services exam, consistency is more important than anything else, he said. Dr Mohan said he used to study six to seven hours daily. — TNS 4 infected in Mohali MOHALI: Four cases of Covid surfaced during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the district to 68,712. Meanwhile no death was reported till Friday evening while three patients got the better of the disease. Among the new cases, one was reported from Gharauan and three from Dhakoli. — TNS 3 fresh cases in P’kula A young girl being administered the Covid vaccine at the GMSH, Sector 16. City reports three Covid cases CHANDIGARH: The city on Friday reported three cases of Covid-19. There was no death due to the virus. Two patients were cured of the disease. — TNS PANCHKULA: The district reported three Covid cases on Friday, taking the overall tally to 30,729 The toll remained at 377. While 30,330 people have recovered from the infectious disease so far, 22 cases are still active. The recovery rate stands at 98.70 per cent. — TNS From Sept 27, walk in to register for OPD at PGI Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 24 In view of the decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases, the PGI has decided to resume walk-in registrations for the New OPD from Monday. This is for the first time since the pandemic struck that the institute has opened walk-in registrations. PGI Director Dr Jagat Ram said, “It will be a real task to manage crowd as patients are expected to turn up in huge numbers. However, this was the need of the hour as patients were desperate for walk-in OPDs. Many had complaints that the online system was inaccessible. We have fixed the time slot of walk-in OPDs from 9.15 am to 11 am so as to limit the crowd. Earlier, the timings were from 8 am to 11 am. Each department is expected to handle at least 100 patients per day, including patients from online consultation and walk-in registration.” The registration for tele-consultation in the New OPD will be done from 8 am to 9 am on phone number 0172-275991, in front of a police beat box in Sector 36. The SI saw an Alto car approaching the naka and signalled the driver to stop. The driver, Akshey Kumar, a resident of Toga village in Mohali, was asked to show documents of the vehicle. However, he tried to escape during which he hit the constable, who was standing a few metres ahead. The constable fell on the bonnet of the car, but the man behind the wheel kept driving the car. The driver went towards the Sector 36/37 light point and drove towards Sector 37 from the wrong side of the road. The constable fell from the car near a government school in Sector 37 and the driver sped away from the spot. The constable was injured and Mohali, September 24 Alleging misbehaviour with a girl and some passengers by immigration officials yesterday, passengers again held a protest at the Chandigarh international airport in Mohali today, demanding action against the officials. The protesters, who were not allowed to board the Sharjah flight, said when they raised the issue at the airport, the officials stated continued on page 3 admitted to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, from where he was referred to the PGI. The police have registered a case under Sections 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from his duty), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC at the Sector 36 police station. — TNS Cong left economy in dire straits: FM Tribune News Service Panchkula, September 24 Despite Covid-19, one of the biggest crises of the century, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government did not let anyone sleep on an empty stomach. This was stated by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman who was here today to attend a seminar on ‘Economic improvement, prosperity and Modi ji’, organised as a part of ‘Seva Samarpan Parv’ being celebrated across the country to mark the PM’s birthday celebrations. She said the Congress had left the econo- Modi govt didn’t let anyone sleep hungry despite Covid crisis, says Sitharaman my in dire straits. She said even during the lockdown period, the PM took regular meetings with officers to ensure empowering of every sector, poor, labourers and migrants. “Five major Atmanirbhar Bharat announcements are the result of the direct interaction, dedication and timely directions given by the PM,” she added. The Union Minister said, “Since 2014, relentless reforms have been brought in by the Central Government. From legislative to administrative corrections, every possible effort was made to take India on the ‘atmanirbharta’ track and shifting the country’s economy from being fragile to the fastest growing.” She said various digital and economic reforms had been made in every sector. While introducing digital reforms during the pandemic, money was transferred to Jan Dhan accounts of the eligible families at a click of mouse. “Today, everyone in India has continued on page 2 c m y b consultation in the New OPD will be done from 8 am to 9 am on phone number 0172-275991 ■ Walk-in registrations for the New OPD will be done from 9.15 am to 11 am which has 19 lines. Walk-in registration for physical visit will be done from 9.15 am to 11 am at the respective registration counters. The online registration for physical visit to all OPDs is currently capped at 30 patients per department. It will be increased to 100 for opthalmology, hepatology and internal medicine and 50 for other departments. The institute has requested patients visiting OPDs to follow the Covid-appropriate behaviour. Dr Naveen Pandey, incharge of OPD Administration at the PGI, said the institute would review the situation after two weeks. “There is no cap on walk-in registrations. However, the timings have been limited so that there is less crowding,” he said. continued on page 2 Passengers hold protest at airport Asked to show papers, man drags cop on car bonnet Chandigarh, September 24 A constable was reportedly dragged for around 500 metres on the bonnet of a car after the driver was asked to show documents. The incident, reported on September 22, left the constable, Deepak Kumar, seriously injured. The complainant, SubInspector (SI) Vijay Kumarm, reported that he was on naka duty along with ASI Satish Kumar and constable Deepak REGISTRATION TIMINGS ■ Registration for tele- Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pays obeisance at Mansa Devi temple. RAVI KUMAR Seek action against officials for ‘misbehaviour’ WERE NOT ALLOWED TO BOARD SHARJAH FLIGHT The protesters, who were not allowed to board the Sharjah flight, said when they raised the issue at the airport, the officials stated that they did not allow people on “visitor visas”. Purohit: Stop illegal construction, act against violators Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 24 Coming down heavily on illegal construction in the city, UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit has directed the UT Administration to stop all such construction with immediate effect. At a meeting with senior officers at the UT Secretariat, Purohit said no further illegal construction should take place in the city and, if required, the help of the police should be taken. He said action must be taken against the violators. The instructions of the Administrator had been conveyed to the office of the Deputy Commissioner and the Estate Officer to prevent illegal construction in the city, said UT Adviser Dharam Pal. He said the Director General of Police had been told to provide force for assistance of the civilian staff, whenever required. Largescale illegal construction has come up in UT villages and peri-urban areas in violation of the notified Chandigarh Master Plan. continued on page 2
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