04102021-CT-01.qxd 04-10-2021 00:36 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 4 OCTOBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH CFA VIOLATES NORMS, HOLDS FUTSAL MEET IN OPEN FIELD PAGE 2 The Chandigarh Football Association is organising a futsal tournament at a Sector 44-based school in the city. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 7,45,047 65,237 64,384 2 34 1 819 0 MOHALI 4,36,426 6,05,532 30,738 68,746 30,355 67,645 0 0 6 34 9 1 377 1,067 0 0 Says can’t shut eyes to health, hygiene & safety of residents FILE Tribune News Service CHANDIGARH 72 PANCHKULA 79 MOHALI 43 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SUNSET MONDAY 6:04 PM Carry out maintenance work in Kansal area: HC SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF PEDESTRIAN DIES IN HIT-AND-RUN Chandigarh: In a hit-and-run case, an unidentified pedestrian was killed after being knocked down by an unknown vehicle on the road separating Sector 40 and 55. According to the police, the complainant, Home Guards volunteer Jaspal Singh, who was on patrolling duty, reported that an unknown vehicle sped away after hitting a pedestrian, aged around 30. The victim was taken to GMSH-16, where he succumbed to his injuries. TNS Chandigarh, October 3 Refusing to close its eyes to health, hygiene and safety concerns of Kansal area residents, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the authorities concerned to carry out necessary and basic repair, maintenance, improvement and development works in the area. The direction came after the Bench of Justice Jaswant Singh and Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu took into consideration a report by the Roorkee-based National Institute of Hydrology. Among other things, the report ruled out any adverse effect of construction activity on the flow of water from the Kansal village area to the lake. The Bench made it clear that its order on the upkeep and repair would include roads, sewerage, drainage, water supply and electricity in the area. The directions came on an application filed by Kansal residents for directions to the state of Punjab and other respondents to allow repair, maintenance and improve- PAGE 3 MANAGEMENT OF GARBAGE A CHALLENGE FOR CITY: PUROHIT Police barricade roads near Shram Bureau Bhawan for Union Minister Bhupender Yadav’s visit to the city. MAX 34°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.8°C | MIN 23.7°C Saurabh Malik AIR QUALITY INDEX UNION MINISTER’S VISIT HAS COMMUTERS AT RECEIVING END NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HYDROLOGY REPORT The direction came after the Bench of Justice Jaswant Singh and Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu took into consideration a report by the Roorkee-based National Institute of Hydrology. Among other things, the report ruled out any adverse effect of construction activity on the flow of water from the Kansal village area to Sukhna Lake. ment of basic amenities. Appearing before the Bench on their behalf, senior advocate Gurminder Singh with counsel Gurnoor Singh Sandhu contended that the High Court ordered the demolition of construction in the catchment area of Sukhna Lake nearly 19 months ago. The directions were being complied with in letter and spirit. It was being ensured that no one carried out any construction in the catchment area. As such, the entire process of maintenance and development had come to standstill, even through the directions had been stayed by the High Court on a review application. “In the meanwhile, residents of Kansal area were facing imminent difficulties and inconvenience due to deteriorating conditions of roads, electricity, sewerage, water supply and drainage…,” it was added. The Bench, during the course of the hearing, referred to a reply filed by the Nayagaon Municipal Council to the application before observing that development works to be carried out had been identified in Kansal village, but could not be executed owing to it being a catchment area. continued on page 2 c m y b PAGE 3 UT Aministrator says segregation and management of waste are some of the challenges being faced by the city. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:18 AM Farmers booked for unlawful assembly, rioting TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Covid, who cares? Tribune News Service Panchkula, October 3 A day after farmers broke barricades in an attempt to march towards Haryana Speaker and Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta’s residence, the police today booked unidentified protesters for rioting and unlawful assembly. CHANDIMANDIR TOLL PLAZA VIOLENCE Based on a complaint of Duty Magistrate and Kalka Tehsildar Vikram Singla, the police filed an FIR under Sections 147 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 336 (causing grievous hurt to any person by doing any act so rashly or negligently) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) at the Chandimandir police station. BKU (Charuni) district unit head Narinder Singh Nayagaon condemned the FIR against farmers. “It’s not the first time the police have filed a fake FIR against farmers. continued on page 2 The Covid protocol goes for a toss as people throng the Chhatbir zoo in large numbers in Zirakpur on Sunday. PHOTO: RUBAL Test positivity rate in UT falls to 8.7% Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 3 The test positivity rate (TPR) of the UT has dipped to 8.7 per cent from 9.6 per cent recorded a month ago. On September 22, the test positivity rate of the city was recorded at 9 per cent. In the past one week, 0.2 per cent of the samples tested returned positive. For every 100 confirmed cases, 0.1 are currently infected, 99 have recovered from the virus and one has succumbed to the virus, as per the data released by the UT Health Department. A woman gets the Covid vaccine in Chandigarh on Sunday. PRADEEP TEWARI For every one lakh people in Chandigarh, 63,041 samples have been tested and 5,533 out of every lakh people have tested positive for the virus. The city witnessed 119 cases in September, while there were 152 cases in August. Health Secretary Yashpal Garg said: “The ministry has alerted that the period between October 15 and November 15 will be crucial for the third wave. We have made all the necessary arrangements to handle the caseload if the third wave arrives in Chandigarh.” Around 15 Covid patients are admitted to the PGI at present, while two patients are recuperating at the GMCH-32 and GMSH-16. Chandigarh’s firstdose vaccination coverage has reached 107.37% and 54.64% have been administered the second dose as well.
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