11102021-CT-01.qxd 10/11/2021 12:41 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 11 OCTOBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH LADAKH MARTYR’S BUST INSTALLED AT HIS COLLEGE PAGE 3 A bust of the late Major Dixant Thapa unveiled in his memory at the CGC College of Engineering, Mohali. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 7,58,417 65,279 64,421 2 38 4 820 0 MOHALI 4,41,519 6,13,827 30,744 68,756 30,358 67,671 0 3 8 17 2 378 1,068 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 104 PANCHKULA 118 MOHALI 108 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD BE STRICT WITH PUBLIC SUNSET MONDAY 5:56 PM Petrol hits a ton Goes past ~100/litre; big blow in festive season: Residents SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:22 AM FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE UT SEES 2 NEW CASES Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh: The city on Sunday reported two cases of Covid-19 and no death due to the virus. Six patients were cured of the disease in the past 24 hours. TNS FUEL PRICE AT CITY OUTLETS HP IOC BP PETROL ~100.20 ~100.24 ~100.32 DIESEL ~92.51 ~92.55 ~92.69 said Anil, a local resident. “Even if the crude oil prices are on a high in the international market, the government should cut down the taxes imposed in India. There has to be a limit on taxing continued on page 2 Mohali: Three new cases of Covid-19 — one each from Gharuan, Kharar and Mohali — were reported from the district on Sunday. One patient was reportedly cured of the disease in the past 24 hours.The district tally stands at 68,756 while 67,671 patients have got the better of the disease. There are now 17 active cases in the district. The toll stands at 1,068. TNS NO NEW CASE IN P’KULA Panchkula: No new Covid case was reported from the district on Sunday, keeping the tally at 30,744. With no new death, the toll remained at 378. While 30,358 people have recovered so far, eight cases are still active. TNS Blast in LPG cylinder, four jhuggis gutted Chandigarh, October 10 Four jhuggis were reduced to ashes in a fire at Gursagar Colony in Maloya today. There was also a blast in an LPG cylinder. According to firemen, they got a call regarding the inci- TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD No evening OPDs at dispensaries, GMSH-16 for now SEE PAGE 2 Tribune News Service A total of 886 persons get the Covid vaccine during a camp at Mansa Devi temple in first four days of Navratri fest. 3 TEST +VE IN MOHALI A Congress worker raises a bat & helmet as the petrol price crosses ~100 a litre, at the Sector 18/19 light point on Sunday. PRADEEP TEWARI dent at 11.30 am following which they pressed four fire engines into service. The fire engines had a tough time entering the colony as the road leading to the colony was narrow. This delayed the firefighting operation. However, the firefighters still managed to save the adjoining jhuggis from catching fire. No one was inside the jhuggis when the incident occurred. All dwellers had rushed out when the first jhuggi caught fire. “The fire broke out after a cylinder leaked. Later, it blast due to which four jhuggis were gutted,” said a senior fire continued on page 2 c m y b PAGE 3 IN FOUR DAYS, 886 JABBED AT SPECIAL MANSA DEVI CAMP Pendu Sangharsh Committee appeals to UT residents to extend all possible help to keep the morcha in forefront. MAX 36°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 21.4°C Chandigarh, October 10 The price of petrol has gone past the ~100 mark in the city, hitting the common man hard, especially in the ongoing festive season. In the city, the price of petrol ranges between ~100.20 and ~100.34 per litre, while the diesel costs ~92.51 to ~92.69 per litre at filling stations of different companies. With the increase in petrol prices, the cost of high-performance fuels such as Speed and Power has reached ~104.14 per litre. “The hike in this festive season is a double blow. Vehicles are used more in the festive season and subsequently, the consumption of fuel increases too. The fuel price hike will force people to think twice before going out in a vehicle,” PAGE 3 ~1L DONATED FOR FARMERS’ PROTEST AT SINGHU BORDER Jhuggis on fire in Maloya. Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi drives an SUV during his son’s wedding at a gurdwara in Mohali on Sunday. VICKY No big fat Punjabi wedding, this Gaurav Kanthwal Tribune News Service Mohali, October 10 It was not a big fat Punjabi wedding per se, nevertheless, it was the wedding of the Punjab Chief Minister’s elder son. An event in itself, as every Punjabi would vouch for. And so Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi solemnised the low-key “Anand Karaj” of his son Navjit Singh and bride Simrandheer Kaur in a high-profile ambience. Being a Sunday, and in anticipation of something big, there was a buzz around the Sacha Dhan Sahib gurdwara in Phase 3B1 since early morning. The commotion grew around 10.30 am as Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, in a pink tur- Channi’s son ties the knot; function with ‘maryada’ draws praise from guests CM CHANNI DRIVES SUV SANS SEAT BELT Chandigarh, October 10 Due to manpower crunch, evening outpatient departments (OPDs) at the dispensaries in the city would not start for now, the UT Health Department informed the Advisory Council Committee on a recommendation of the double timings of dispensaries. During a meeting held on Friday, the committee had recommended that evening OPDs be started at the dispensaries. Evening OPDs at the GMSH-16, which were operational before the Covid19 outbreak, should also be started at an appropriate time. Earlier, evening OPDs at the GMSH-16 used to continued on page 2 ■ Punjab Chief Minister Channi and the co-passenger on the front seat were seen driving the SUV without a seat belt while leaving the venue. ■ Eyebrows were raised when high-profile public figures set aside the Covid protocol and were seen sitting in close proximity during the “Anand Karaj” without a face mask in the main hall. ban and tie, drove in the groom and his family in a flower-adorned SUV outside the gurdwara. Navjit Singh, continued on page 3 Woman delivers in auto-rickshaw Dera Bassi, October 10 A local woman gave birth to a baby boy in an auto after the vehicle was stuck at a railway crossing on the Issapur road here today. The woman and the newborn were rushed to the Dera Bassi Civil Hospital where the condition of the duo was stated to be stable. Mahmudpur resident Kamna continued on page 2
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