19112021-CT-01.qxd 11/19/2021 12:50 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 19 NOVEMBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH 3 INJURED IN MISHAP CAUSED BY STRAY ON AMBALA HIGHWAY PAGE 2 Three persons sustain injuries in a collision between a CTU bus and a Hyundai Creta near Bhushan factory. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA MOHALI 8,13,342 65,394 64,546 3 28 1 820 0 4,65,345 6,49,254 30,789 68,895 30,402 67,778 1 2 8 47 3 3 379 1,070 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 154 PANCHKULA 189 MOHALI 222 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF JUVENILE HELD FOR THEFT Chandigarh: A 16-year-old boy was apprehended by the UT police for allegedly stealing a motorcycle. Ashwani in his complaint to the police had reported that his motorcycle that was parked near the Community Centre at Sarangpur village was stolen. A case was registered in this regard and later a minor was apprehended, said the police. The boy was sent to Juvenile Home in Sector 25, said the police. TNS AFTER FESTIVE SEASON, P’KULA SEES SURGE IN VAX FIGURES PAGE 2 The district administers 24,751 doses of the Covid vaccine in eight days from November 11 to 18. MAX 26°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26.2°C | MIN 10.9°C UK to suggest eco transport system SUNSET FRIDAY 5:25 PM Jasmine and Naina Trehan will play Mili Verma and Vrinda Rana in the State Badminton Championship final. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:52 AM Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 18 To reduce air pollution, the United Kingdom (UK) will conduct a study to suggest an alternative eco-friendly transport system for the city. Meanwhile, to solve the urban transport problem, the Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) will prepare a fresh comprehensive mobility plan for the tricity. During a meeting, chaired by UT Adviser Dharam Pal, various aspects of the scope of the study to be conducted by the UT were discussed. Madhuchhanda Mishra from the British Deputy High Commission told officers that the project would be funded by the UK for a duration of 12 months and would tentatively start in January 2022. The broad objective was to provide support for decarbonising the city transport and contribute to the climate change agenda. The study would focus on suggesting an alternative eco-friendly transport system for the city, she said. The Adviser appreciated the British High Commission proposal for the study and TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE HCS officer held with over ~1crore Holy glow Panchkula, November 18 The State Vigilance Bureau, Haryana, today arrested a Deputy Secretary, Haryana Public Service Commission, Anil Nagar (HCS officer), and two others for their alleged involvement in manipulating the marks of candidates who appeared for a written examination for the recruitment of dental surgeons, conducted by the HPSC on September 26, 2021. An amount of ~1,07,97,000 was recovered from him. Following the registration of an FIR on November 17, the bureau first conducted a raid on Naveen Kumar, a resident of Bhiwani district. He was caught while taking ~20 lakh. Based on his confession and other evidence obtained during the investigation, Vigilance officials arrested Ashwani Sharma, a resident of Jhajjar district. Search at the residence of one of Nagar’s associates was going on, a press note released by the bureau stated. Investigation was underway to ascertain the nexus and bring all culprits to book, the press note added. HC raps UT judicial officer for ‘casual approach’ Vinay takes charge as new DC of UT DENTAL SURGEONS’ RITES to prepare fresh mobility plan Dushyant Singh Pundir RECRUITMENT THE AIM Tribune News Service ■ The project aims to study socio-economic profile, traffic and transportation characteristics and emission levels ■ Key challenges and areas of intervention for decarbonisation and EV transition ■ A detailed roadmap to increase uptake of emobility and action plan and timeline for rollout will be created - Creating industry-government engagement to deliberate roadmap ■ The area of ‘city twinning’ with a goultra low city will be explored as well ■ The project will deliver the final report on an alternative ecofriendly transport system An illuminated Nada Sahib Gurdwara on the eve of Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary, in Panchkula on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR Saurabh Malik Tribune News Service accorded its concurrence to initiate the project. On conducting the study, the British High Commission would look at various options available across the world and continued on page 2 PAGE 4 JASMINE-NAINA SET UP TITLE CLASH WITH MILI-VRINDA Chandigarh, November 18 The Punjab and Haryana High Court has rapped a UT judicial officer for “casual approach” after describing as shocking her failure to decide a maintenance plea in a pending divorce case. The Bench made it clear that the presiding officer would send her explanation in case the application was not decided on the next date of hearing before her c m y b court. “In case the application is not decided on that date, the presiding officer shall send her explanation for not doing so and the District and Sessions Judge, Chandigarh, would append his comments thereon, which will then be placed before this court,” Justice HS Madaan ruled. The matter was placed before Justice Madaan after the wife filed a plea against the husband with a limited prayer for issuance of “neces- Bench describes as shocking failure to decide maintenance plea sary directions” to the court concerned to decide the plea for maintenance for herself and her minor daughter under Section 24 of the Hindu Marriage Act in the divorce petition by her husband. The Bench was told that the plea was pending before UT Additional District Judge for the past more than two years and eight months. Section 24 entitles not only the wife, but also the husband, to claim maintenance “pendente lite” on showing that he or she has no independent source of income. The court, under Section 24, can, in its discretion, grant maintenance to a spouse with no independent income while the matrimonial petition is pending. continued on page 2 Chandigarh, November 18 Vinay Pratap Singh, a 2011batch IAS officer of the Haryana cadre, today took over as the new Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Vinay Pratap Singh Chandigarh. “As Deputy Commissioner, my priorities will be to ease delivery of public services by re-engineering the internal processes of the Administration and continued on page 2
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