27092021-CT-01.qxd 27-09-2021 00:35 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 27 SEPTEMBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH PULSE POLIO: 66,834 GIVEN DROPS IN MOHALI ON DAY 1 PAGE 2 A total of 66,834 children in the age group of 0-5 years immunised on Day 1 of three-day drive in Mohali district. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 7,29,298 65,210 64,350 1 41 3 819 0 MOHALI 4,32,100 5,97,301 30,730 68,717 30,333 67,625 1 3 20 28 1 5 377 1,064 0 1 AIR QUALITY INDEX MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.4°C | MIN 25.6°C 60 PANCHKULA 58 MOHALI 33 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF BIKER KILLED IN HIT-AND-RUN Dera Bassi: A motorcyclist was killed while another one was injured when a car hit them on the Dera Bassi-Ramgarh road. The deceased has been identified as Ramgarh resident Kulwinder Singh while his brother Gurjant Singh has been admitted to the GMCH-32. The duo was going to Panchkula from Kakrali around 8.30 pm when a speeding car hit them and sped away. Bystanders noted down the registration number of the car. A case has been registered. TNS SUNSET MONDAY 6:13 PM ~6L, jewellery stolen from doctor’s house, missing house Security guard stayed in same Chandigarh, September 26 An amount of around ~6 lakh, gold jewellery and documents were stolen from a doctor’s house in Sector 19. The suspect, who works as a security guard at a hospital and used to stay in the same house, is absconding since last evening. Dr Rajesh Rana, who is posted at the Civil Hospital, Mani Majra, reported that the suspect, Rinku, aged around 22, used to stay at his house. “He worked as a security guard at the Civil Hospital on a contract basis and was staying with us for the past sever- PAGE 2 SUSPECT WORKED IN HOSPITAL: VICTIM The suspect worked as a security guard at the Civil Hospital on a contract basis and stayed with us. ❝ Dr Rajesh Rana ❞ The locker from which cash and valuables were stolen. al years,” he said. Dr Rana, who is out of the city, said the suspect gave a sandwich laced with sedatives to his wife yesterday afternoon following which she fell asleep. The suspect, who knew where the keys of the locker are kept, opened the locker and stole cash and valuables lying in it. Before committing the crime, the suspect continued on page 2 Decomposed body of PU asst professor found Chandigarh, September 26 The decomposed body of an assistant professor was found at his house on the PU campus here today. The deceased has been identified as Komal Singh. Neighbours complained of foul smell emanating from the house following which the PU security and the police were informed. The police reached the spot and found the door locked from inside. They broke open the door and found the body lying on the floor in the bedroom. The police have ruled out any foul play and initiated inquest proceedings at the Sector 11 police station. Sources said he used to stay alone at the house. — TNS Gaurav Kanthwal Tribune News Service Zirakpur, September 26 After reports of GBP Group directors fleeing the country, miscreants are making the most of it at the abandoned, under-construction properties of the real estate firm. Goods worth lakhs were stolen from the GBP offices last night. Miscreants broke into the Zirakpur office and stole valuables. Chairs, tables, cupboards, fans and generators worth lakhs were stolen from the builder’s office. A heavy generator, c m y b which could not be lifted without the help of a crane, was also reportedly stolen. Miscreants stole other valuables, including a bed, from a sample flat of ‘Athens’, a housing project in Zirakpur. Scavengers and ragpickers continued on page 2 PAGE 2 The round-the-clock customer care number of the MC is expected to become operational in December. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.14 AM Thieves make hay at GBP offices The damaged property of GBP Athens at Zirakpur. NITIN MITTAL SOON, MC TO HAVE 24X7 CALL CENTRE FOR COMPLAINTS The first phase of polling for the registered graduate constituency of PU Senate held at 211 polling booths. Tribune News Service CHANDIGARH 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 PU SENATE POLL: 14.66% VOTE FOR GRADUATE CONSTITUENCY TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Next two months crucial to prevent third wave: DHS Traffic diversions in city today Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 26 “People should follow Covid-appropriate behaviour and avoid overcrowding in the coming festival season. The immunity against the virus will also start waning by Octoberend and that is the time when we need to remain cautious. The next two months will be crucial for the city to prevent a third wave,” said Dr Amandeep Kang, who is set to retire as the Director, Health Services, UT, on September 30. Second wave was the biggest challenge The second wave came in April this year and Dr Kang was confronted with one of the major hardships of her tenure. Speaking about it, she said, “I was really worried for people during the second wave. I was scared that I had to prioritise patients waiting to get ICU beds in queues. We had converted 250 beds for Covid and reserved 20-30 beds at each Civil Hospital. The major challenge was shortage of ICU beds. Avoid overcrowding this festival season to fight Covid, says Dr Kang We had to ramp up the infrastructure within two to three days. Another challenge was that during the second wave, the number of patients in home isolation had increased and a rapid response team (RRT) was looking after these patients, who were a part of the extended hospital beds at home. Our team even collected blood samples from homes of these patients,” she said. ‘Geared up to tackle a possible third wave’ Asked about the preparations for a possible third wave, Dr Kang said, “From six ICU beds, the infrastructure continued on page 2 Chandigarh, September 26 In view of the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by farmers for tomorrow, road blockades are expected at the Mullanpur barrier and Hallo Majra light point, following which traffic diversions will be made. Traffic bound to the Hallo Majra light point will be diverted towards the Kalibari light point from Tribune Chowk. Traffic coming from the Industrial Area, Phase I and II, at the Poultry farm chowk will be diverted towards Tribune Chowk. Traffic coming from Panchkula towards the Hallo Majra light point will be diverted towards Baltana village near the Raipur Kalan barrier and towards the Airport light point at Makhan Majra turn. Diversion will be put in place at various points leading towards Mullanpur barrier. These are the 66KV light point, Khuda Lahora bridge, Dhanas bridge, T-point near Dhanas lake and PGI chowk. —TNS P’KULA POLICE ISSUE TRAVEL ADVISORY Panchkula: The police have asked commuters to avoid certain roads due to the ‘bandh’ call on Monday. As per the advisory, the PanchkulaYamunanagar, Zirakpur-Shimla, Pinjore-Nalagarh and other small and big roads in the district are likely to be impacted. TNS
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