03112021-CT-01.qxd 11/3/2021 12:51 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 3 NOVEMBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH UT ADMINISTRATOR TAKES UP ISSUES PENDING WITH CENTRE PAGE 2 Banwarilal Purohit takes up issues of Chandigarh Administration lying pending with various ministries. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 7,95,304 65,355 64,501 1 34 — 820 0 MOHALI 4,57,202 6,36,248 30,772 68,824 30,381 67,734 2 1 13 22 2 3 378 1,068 0 0 MAX 30°C | MIN 15°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 16.3°C MOHALI 131 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF SNATCHERS TARGET TWO IN CITY Chandigarh: Two snatching incidents have been reported from the city. Two Activa-borne miscreants sped away after snatching a gold mangalsutra from a woman at the MHC, Mani Majra. The police have registered a case at the Mani Majra police station. In the other incident, two-motorcycle borne miscreants snatched a mobile phone from a 15-year-old boy at Raipur Kalan village. A case has been registered at the Mauli Jagran police station. TNS Firefighters try to douse the flames after a major fire breaks out at a furniture showroom in the Industrial Area, Phase II, Panchkula. 2 more found infected in P’kula, no death Panchkula, November 2 Three persons, including two women, died of suffocation and severe burn injuries when a fire broke out at a furniture factory, Westwood, in the Industrial Area, Phase II, here this afternoon. The deceased have been identified as Avdesh Kumar (21), a resident of Mauli Jagran, Sonali Devi (30), who, along with her family, was living in a factory in Panchkula, and Mamta, a native of Nepal. At least 10 fire engines were pressed into service. It took firemen about three hours to control the blaze. A short circuit was stated to be the cause of the fire. The fire broke out around 1.30 pm on the second floor of the factory located at plot number 268. It then spread to the first floor destroying furniture and other items worth ~30 lakh. Both Avdesh Kumar and Sonali Devi died on the factory premises. Avdesh’s brother Krishan Pal said a large number of furniture items and other goods were kept on the second floor of the factory, leaving little space for movement. He said Avdesh and Sonali, who were on the sec- Vehicle sale in top gear on Dhanteras PANCHKULA: Two fresh Covid cases surfaced in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the case tally to 30,772. No new death was reported. Of the 30,772 positive cases reported so far, 30,381 patients have been cured. There are now 13 active cases. The death toll stands at 378. — TNS Sees a jump of 20%; people rush to buy gold, silver too Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 2 Notwithstanding the Covid19 pandemic, Dhanteras brought joy to automobile dealers as they reported a 20 per cent increase in sales as compared to last year. Mohit Pratap Singh, a dealer of Tata Motors and Renault, said nearly 20 per cent jump in the sale of vehicles was witnessed. They received an overwhelming response as the demand was higher than the supply, he said, adding that there was a short supply of vehicles due to shortage of semiconductor chips, which were used in vehicles. The shortage of semiconductor chips had impacted manufacturing of vehicles this year and this shortage could continue till January next year, he added. With a sharp rise in the prices of petrol and diesel, he said the demand for CNG-fitted vehicles had also increased this time. Due to a short supply of vehicles, many buyers had decided to continued on page 3 Only one Covid case surfaces in Mohali MOHALI: Only one Covid case surfaced in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the case count to 68,824. No fresh death was reported, while four patients recovered from the virus. The only Covid case came from Mohali. Of the 68,824 positive cases reported so far, 67,734 patients have been cured. There are now 22 active cases. The death toll stands at 1,068. — TNS One tests +ve in UT CHANDIGARH: The city on Tues- day reported one case of Covid19 and no death due to the virus. Meanwhile, one patient was cured of the disease in the past 24 hours. — TNS People purchase utensils and (below) jewellery on the occasion of Dhanteras in Chandigarh on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MANOJ MAHAJAN GOLD GLITTERS The sale of gold saw an unprecedented increase this Dhanteras. Anil Talwar of Talwar Jewellers said the response was more than expected as the marriage season was going to start soon. With the opening of air travel from Canada and European countries, a large of NRIs had arrived in India for marriage functions and they were buying jewellery in a big way. Another jeweller said they saw nearly 120 per cent jump in the sale of gold this time in comparison to the previous year and it appeared that the pre-Covid era had returned this festival season. Major promise met, but issues remain in Jagga’s ward JAGTAR SINGH JAGGA COUNCILLOR FROM WARD 25 MC AREA: Old Mani Majra (NAC), Shanti ELECTIONS Nagar, Mariwala Town, Thakur Dwara, Chandigarh Housing Complex) and Mohalla Govindpura MAJOR PROMISE: Getting railway underbridge built RESULT: Fulfilled UNKEPT PROMISES Sandeep Rana RAVI KUMAR Tribune News Service Chandigarh,November 2 Though BJP councillor from ward number 25 Jagtar Singh Jagga was able to fulfil his major promise of getting a railway underbridge built, road recarpeting and sanitation issues could not be fixed during his five-year tenure. A local resident said road recarpeting work was not carried out at Modern Housing Complex continued on page 3 SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:38 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Tribune News Service 141 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 Mohali MC House passes resolution for starting local bus service in city and areas under the municipal limits. It takes 10 fire engines 3 hours to control the blaze| Short circuit stated to be cause of inferno 196 PANCHKULA SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:34 PM PAGE 3 MOHALI MC HOUSE GIVES NOD TO CITY BUS SERVICE PU placed in 301-350 bracket in QS Asia Rankings. Chandigarh University youngest in Asia to make it to rankings. AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH PAGE 2 P’kula furniturefactory fire leaves 3 dead TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD PANJAB UNIVERSITY PLACED 301-350 IN QS ASIA RANKINGS ACHIEVEMENTS CLAIMED ■ 14 open-air gyms; 5 new to be A damaged road at Mariwala Town in Mani Majra, Chandigarh. Due to rain, ❝the work willrecarpeting was stopped,as but commence soon. As far malba is concerned, the MC has now decided that it will go to the C&D waste plant. — Jagtar Singh Jagga, BJP COUNCILLOR ❞ opened, two new parks in Nagla and Mori Gate built ■ 100 per cent ward covered with street lights and five mast lights ■ Sewerage and water pipeline work worth ~162 crore allotted ■ 24X7 water supply ■ ~4 crore allotted for paver blocks ■ Road recarpeting work underway c m y b Smoke billows out of the furniture showroom; (inset) victim Avdesh Kumar; and (below) teary-eyed kin of the showroom owners in Panchkula on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: RAVI KUMAR ond floor, could not run away to save their lives and became unconscious due to dense smoke. They suffered burn injuries, leading to their death on the spot. He said Avdesh had got married nearly four months ago. Sonali’s husband Satyanarayan said with her death, there would be no one to look after their two children, Neha and Mahesh, as he had to go for work at a factory. After receiving information about the incident, senior officials of the police reached the site. Panchkula ACP Vijay Kumar Nehra, DSP Sardara Singh, the SHO of the Sector 20 police station and Deputy Commissioner of Police Mohit Handa also reached there. Haryana Assembly Speaker and local MLA Gian Chand Gupta, Panchkula Mayor Kulbhushan Goyal and councillor Harender Malik too reached the spot and sought continued on page 3 3 MC officials suspended for misconduct Chandigarh, November 2 MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra today suspended three MC officials on a charge of “misconduct on duty” over “wrongly issued” coupons to vendors for the Sector 17 Plaza. She also chargesheeted the Officer on Special Duty (OSD)II for lack of supervision, being the officer in-charge. Mitra suspended Sudesh Kumar, senior assistant, posted in the parking branch, for gross misconduct on his part by not performing his specific duty of issuance of coupons to shopkeepers of Sector 17 only. Yogesh Kumar, clerk, and Simranjeet Singh, peon in the office of the Executive Engineer, Roads Division No. 3, have also been suspended for gross misconduct on their part by performing unauthorised duty and wrongly issuing coupons to vendors, which were supposed to be issued to shopkeepers of Sector 17 only. The MC chief also chargesheeted Surinder Sharma, accounts officer, looking after the charge of the OSD-II, MC, for lack of supervision, being the officer incharge for issuance of coupons for setting up temporary stalls for Diwali. The wrongly issued slips were withdrawn and the enforcement wing removed all unauthorised vendors from Sector 17. — TNS
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