06112021-CT-01.qxd 06-11-2021 00:51 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 6 NOVEMBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH SYED MUSHTAQ ALI TROPHY: CITY BOYS GO DOWN TO DELHI PAGE 2 City suffer seven-wicket loss against Delhi after going down to Uttar Pradesh in their campaign opener. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 7,97,876 65,359 64,506 2 33 — 820 0 MOHALI 4,58,482 6,37,550 30,774 68,827 30,387 67,738 1 0 8 20 — 2 379 1,069 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 134 PANCHKULA 162 MOHALI 180 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MOHALI: DENGUE STINGS 99 MORE Mohali: The district on Friday reported 99 fresh cases of dengue, taking the tally of the vector-borne disease to 2,952. No death due to dengue was reported from across the district till Friday evening, said health officials. A total of 215 samples were taken and the reports of 99 came positive. While 344 cases and two deaths were reported in September, the district saw 2,160 cases and 29 deaths in October. The district dengue toll stands at 32. TNS PAGE 3 FIRE AT P’KULA SHOP, GOODS WORTH LAKHS DESTROYED AFTER A GAP OF 20 DAYS, NO NEW COVID CASE IN MOHALI Goods worth about ~35 lakh destroyed in a fire at Raghav Gift Gallery in Sector 11, Panchkula. MAX 29°C | MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29.2°C | MIN 12.7°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:32 PM No fresh case of Covid-19 surfaces in Mohali district while the death toll also remains unchanged. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:41 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Despite ban, air quality worsens DIWALI CELEBRATIONS AQI level 465 at 10 pm in Sector 25; 24-hour average improves Sandeep Rana UT police arrest AQI LEVEL AT 10 PM Chandigarh, November 5 13 for bursting, Despite a ban on the bursting 2021 2020 2019 of crackers, the air quality selling crackers index (AQI) level rose to 465 465 128 234 Tribune News Service (severe category), the highest since 2019, when the hourly monitoring was started at Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station (CAAQMS), Sector 25. As per the National Air Quality Index, the severe category air affects healthy people and seriously impacts those suffering from diseases. At the Sector 25 station, the AQI level remained 465 (severe category) between 10 am and 11 pm, while it was 409, the highest AQI level between 9 pm and 10 pm, at the Sector 22 station. In 2020 and 2019, hourly AQI level had remained low- OVERALL AVERAGE 2021 2020 2019 115 140 341 Smog engulfs a road during Diwali night in Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN er on Diwali. However, 24hour AQI average was lesser compared to the past two years. This year, overall AQI average was 115 at the Sector 25 station and 167 at the Sec- tor 22 station. Last year, the stations recorded overall AQI continued on page 3 Hospitals see 71 burns cases on Diwali night Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 5 Three major government hospitals of the city received 71 patients with burns, including serious eye injuries, on Diwali night. The patients included residents of Mohali and Panchkula as well. Only 27 such cases had been reported in 2020 against 162 cases in 2019. A total of 15 patients with injuries caused by firecrackers reached the Advanced Eye Centre, PGI, Chandigarh. Of them, six were chil- dren, the youngest one being eight years old. The firecrackers that caused injuries to the 15 patients were rockets and crackers producing a loud sound. Dr SS Pandav, Head of Ophthalmology Department, PGI, said, “A total of 12 patients will be c m y b PAGE 3 needing surgical intervention and nine of them have serious open globe injuries. Three patients require minor surgical procedures. All patients have unilateral injuries. Nine patients have been operated on and three continued on page 3 Chandigarh, November 5 Thirteen persons were arrested and 28 cases registered for bursting and selling crackers on the Diwali night under sections 188 of the IPC and 51-B of the Disaster Management Act-2005 at separate police stations in the city. Twentyfour cases were registered for bursting crackers and four cases for selling crackers. As many as 818 calls were received and 442 spots were generated. The police dispatched PCRs to 351 spots. Fire engines were rushed to 13 spots and ambulances to 63 places. No untoward incident was reported and the situation remained peaceful in the city, said the police. —TNS POLICE FIGURES Cracker bursting Fire incidents Quarrels Miscellaneous spots Total spots 2020 113 24 76 106 347 2021 90 10 137 163 442 FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE UT reduces VAT on petrol, diesel by ~7 Chandigarh, November 5 After the Centre, the UT Administration has also given some relief to consumers by reducing the state VAT on petrol and diesel by ~7. “After the Centre cut levy on petrol and diesel, the Chandigarh Administration has reduced VAT by ~7 on petrol and diesel with effect from midnight of November 4, 2021. As per the notification issued by the Department of Excise and Taxation, UT, the VAT percentage on petrol has been reduced from 22.45% to 15.24% and FUEL RATES CITY Chandigarh Mohali Panchkula PETROL ~94.23 ~106.16 ~95.66 DIESEL ~80.90 ~89.80 ~86.87 on diesel from 14.02% to 6.66%,” read a communique of the Administration. The continued on page 3 PU professor’s wife found murdered on campus Chandigarh, November 5 A 59-year-old woman was reportedly found murdered at her house on the Panjab University (PU) campus here on Diwali morning. The deceased has been identified as Seema Goyal, wife of Bharat Bhushan Goyal, a professor in the University Business School, PU. It was Bharat Bhushan’s second marriage. On getting information, the police reached the house and Had injury mark on head; hands, legs were tied found her hands and legs tied with a cloth. There was an injury mark on the back of her head, said sources. A case was registered against unknown persons under Section 302 of the IPC at the Sector 11 police station. Sources said the mobile phone and some cash of the continued on page 3
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