22112021-CT-01.qxd 22-11-2021 00:47 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 22 NOVEMBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH VEHICULAR UNDERPASS NEAR ZIRAKPUR-UT BORDER SOON PAGE 2 Work on a vehicular underpass on the national highway near the Zirakpur-UT border to begin soon. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA MOHALI 8,17,137 65,406 64,556 6 30 2 820 0 4,66,581 6,51,232 30,797 68,909 30,405 67,800 4 1 13 38 2 6 379 1,071 0 0 UT GOLFER AADIL TO FEATURE IN TWO ASIAN TOUR EVENTS PAGE 3 Aadil Bedi to feature in two Asian Tour events — Blue Canyon Phuket C’ship2021 and Laguna Phuket C’ship-2021. MAX 27°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27.8°C | MIN 10.3°C SUNSET MONDAY: 5:24 PM Akul Malik claims three titles on the concluding day of the Yonex Sunrise Chandigarh State Badminton C’ship. SUNRISE TUESDAY: 6:54 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE This Nov, dengue stings city hard Rough ride UT tally goes past previous peak of the month AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 117 Naina Mishra PANCHKULA 89 MOHALI 201 Chandigarh, November 21 November this year has broken the previous record of the month as Chandigarh has crossed the peak number of dengue cases reported during this period. A total of 465 cases of dengue have been seen in November so far, while only 116 cases were recorded in 2020. Even in 2017, when dengue cases were at an alltime high, only 336 cases were reported from the city. Generally, cases decline in November due to a dip in the temperature, but no relief has been seen till now in the city. Dr Suman Singh, Director, Health Services, Chandigarh, said, “The temperature is still hot during the day, which is the ideal temperature for the mosquito to breed. However, the cases have reduced to half now in the city. Earlier, as many as 40 cases were being recorded and now it has come down to 20. It will take another 10 days for the cases of dengue to come down.” In 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 PAGE 3 AKUL SHINES ON CONCLUDING DAY OF BADMINTON TOURNEY SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF UT POLICE NAB SNATCHER Chandigarh: A youth, who had allegedly snatched a mobile phone earlier this year, has been nabbed by the crime branch of the UT police. The suspect, identified as Manish, a resident of Sector 52, was nabbed from near the railway crossing near Mani Majra. The police said the suspect had snatched a mobile phone in February this year. The police recovered four mobile phones, three laptops and a camera from the suspect. The police said the suspect was arrested earlier this year in a case registered at the Sector 11 police station. TNS YOUTH ARRESTED WITH CHARAS Chandigarh: A 22-year-old youth has been arrested by the UT police with charas. The suspect, identified as Shadab, a resident of Khuda Ali Sher, was arrested from Sector 27 with 250 gm of charas. The police have registered a case under the NDPS Act at the Sector 26 police station. The suspect was produced in a court and remanded in two-day police custody. TNS 2 MISCREANTS SNATCH PURSE Chandigarh: Two motorcycleborne miscreants allegedly snatched a purse from a woman near the road separating Sector 39 and 38 (West). The complainant reported that the purse contained ~8,000, a mobile phone and other valuables. The police were informed following which a case was registered at the Sector 39 police station. TNS 2 missing boys found at Amritsar railway station Chandigarh, November 21 Two boys, who had gone missing from Mani Majra, were traced by the UT police at the Amritsar railway station. Complainant Raj Kumar, a resident of Mani Majra, had reported that his 13-year-old son and his son’s 10-year-old friend had gone missing on November 19. The boys had left home in the morning, but did not return. A badly damaged stretch of the Panchkula-Kalka highway gives motorists a tough time and is in need of immediate repairs. RAVI KUMAR Canada-returned youth among 2 held Chandigarh, November 21 Two persons, including a youth who recently returned from Canada, have been arrested by the UT police for allegedly stealing a Hyundai Venue from a parking lot in Sector 22 and later using the car in a snatching incident. Complainant Sunny Abrol of Kharar had reported that he had parked his car in front of Hotel Aquamarine on November 13 and he handed over the car keys to the security guard. The guard kept the key in a (27), a native of Faridkot, was box. Later, when the com- arrested and the stolen car plainant asked for the keys, the recovered from his possesguard found it missing. sion. Inspector Om On checking, it was Parkash, SHO of the found that the car, conSector 17 police stataining a laptop, a hard tion, said since it was a drive, documents and valet parking in the other valuables, was the the CAR THEFT, hotel,were keys ofin a stolen. The police were cars lying informed, who regis- SNATCHING box. “Nirmal managed tered a case at the Sector 17 to pick the keys and stole the police station. The police said car”, he said. on November 18, the suspect, Nirmal was produced in a identified as Nirmal Singh court and remanded in two- day police custody. During the investigation, the police found that the car was used in a snatching incident in Sector 24 on November 16. “Nirmal had snatched earrings from a woman pedestrian,” the SHO said. The suspect further gave the earrings to Dalip Kumar (34), a resident of Dhanas, who was supposed to sell these. Dalip was arrested on November 19 on identification by Nirmal. continued on page 2 465 500 400 300 229 261 336 80 200 100 0 2015 2016 2017 Panchkula, November 21 Three miscreants allegedly attacked a house in Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 4, yesterday afternoon and robbed a family of ~5.5 lakh and gold and diamond ornaments. The complainant, Anu Waliya (65), told the police that the suspects barged into their house with an iron rod and a sharp weapon around 4 pm when her son and daughter-in-law were away. “As soon as they entered our house, they started beating up my husband. Soon, they intimidated us and threatened to kill my grandson. I cowered in a corner with my grandson. They kept on thrashing my husband. Before leaving, they took away ~5.5 lakh and several gold and diamond ornaments Barge into house at MDC; suspicion on missing servant Mohali: Four fresh dengue cases were reported from the district during the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 3,750. However no death has been reported from the district. A total of 24 samples were collected, of which four tested positive for dengue. In the past five days, 60 cases have been reported from the district. TNS 2017, 1,951 cases of dengue were recorded, while the cases dipped to 301 in 2018 followed by 286 in 2019 and 265 in 2020. Youth nailed while riding bike with fake number Chandigarh: The crime branch of the UT police nabbed a youth while riding a motorcycle bearing a fake number. According to the police, they had a tip-off that a youth, who was allegedly involved in robbery and theft cases, would be arriving near Sector 11 on a motorcycle with a fake number. Acting on the information, PROMISES: Improving civic issues the police laid a naka and nabbed the suspect, identified as Sumit Kumar (19), a resident of Sector 52, while riding a motorcycle bearing a Chandigarh number. During the investigation, the police found that the original number of the motorcycle was of Delhi. The suspect was arrested and a case registered. TNS RESULT: Residents feel needful not done ACHIEVEMENTS CLAIMED ■ Waterlogging, dirty water supply issues in Sector 18 resolved ■ New Community A rehri being used to collect garbage in Ward 17. MANOJ MAHAJAN ❝Vehicles haveabeen introducedIeverywhere except Sector 21 due to payment issue. have fulfilled all poll promises. Some people may question my physical presence in the ward. I want to clarify that due to old age, I limited my visits during Covid. Asha Kumari Jaswal Baljinder Singh Bittu, who also lives in Sector 21, said, “Sanitation has taken a big hit. Waste collection is not done properly. The Sector 21 market has increasing number of motor mechanic shops, which have made the market area dirty.” Sector 19 is also facing similar issues. Rajiv Moudgill, president of the RWA, Sector 19, lamented, “Our Sector is badly crying for attention. Waste vehicles ❞ come after two-three days. Even before residents come to know that the vehicles have arrived in the locality, these move to other areas. Besides, waste dumps can be seen everywhere. There are potholes on roads and only patchwork is being done. The neighbourhood parks are ill-maintained. Street lights are not working at several areas, including roads near the two local temples.” Some Sector 19 and 21 2021 4 NEW DENGUE CASES IN MOHALI Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 21 Two-bin waste vehicles have replaced carts for door-todoor waste collection in the entire city, but rehris continue to ply in Sector 21, which comes under ward number 17 of councillor and former Mayor Asha Kumari Jaswal. Residents said what was the point of spending crores of rupees on buying the vehicles when rehris were still being used. At some places in Sector 21, both vehicles and rehris function. The system was started in December last year in a phased manner. Kuldeep Singh Gill, president, Bright RWA, Sector 21, said, “Vehicles never started here. Rehris collect garbage from houses and put it in vehicles parked nearby. Besides, garbage dumps are everywhere and horticulture waste remains dumped outside houses as no one comes to remove it. There is no maintenance of service lanes.” FOSWAC chairman 2020 ❞ Sandeep Rana from our house,” Walia stated in her complaint. She added that their servant, whom they had hired 10 days ago, was missing since the incident. A case was registered under Sections 392 (robbery) and 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) of the the IPC at the Mansa Devi Complex police station. Inspector Wahid Hamid, SHO of the Mansa Devi Complex police station, said, “The missing servant is suspected to be the mastermind in the case. No arrests have been made yet.” — TNS 2019 the cases have reduced to half now in the city. Earlier, as many as 40 cases were being recorded and now it has come down to 20. It will take another 10 days for the cases of dengue to come down. Dr Suman Singh, DHS, UT AREA: Sector 18,19, 21 UNKEPT PROMISES 2018 116 still hot during ❝The temperature isthe mosquito tothe day, which is the ideal temperature for breed. However, ASHA KUMARI JASWAL BJP COUNCILLOR FROM WARD NUMBER 17 ELECTIONS 124 ‘TEMP STILL CONDUCIVE FOR MOSQUITO TO BREED’ Three rob family of In Jaswal’s ward, rehris still collect waste ~5.5 lakh, jewellery MC Centre, Sector 21, being constructed ■ Open-air gyms set up ■ Sewage, water pipeline work done in cheap houses, Sector 19 ■ Green belts upgraded RWA members complained that the councillor was “not visible” in their area during the five-year term. Kamaljit Singh Panchi, president of the RWA, Sector 18, said, “The councillor was accessible and has formed a WhatsApp group where she solves residents’ problems. However, like the whole city, we have a big problem of stray dogs. The ones creating trouble should be shifted to dog pounds.” This year has seen 1,354 cases of dengue so far. A total of 10438 notices and 478 challans have been issued till now. UT sees 6 Covid cases, no death CHANDIGARH: The city on Sunday reported six cases of Covid19. There was no death due to the virus. Four patients were cured of the disease. — TNS P’kula records 4 fresh Covid cases PANCHKULA: For the second time this month, Panchkula recorded four fresh Covid cases on Sunday, taking the overall tally to 30,797. The toll remained at 379. While 30,405 people have recovered from the infectious disease so far, 13 cases are still active. — TNS Only one found infected in Mohali MOHALI: Only one Covid case surfaced in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases to 68,909. No fresh death was reported while seven patients recovered from the virus. The only case was reported from Kharar. Of the 68,909 positive cases reported so far, 67,800 patients have been cured. There are now 38 active cases. The death toll stands at 1,071. — TNS Winged guests from Siberia start arriving at Sukhna Lake Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Tell UT police their parents forced them to study The police registered a kidnapping case and initiated an investigation. The police said sensing the gravity of the matter, a special team was constituted and sent to different markets and the Mansa Devi temple. The police also shared information with the continued on page 2 CASES IN NOV OVER THE YEARS Tribune News Service A migratory bird at Sukhna Lake on Sunday. PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Chandigarh, November 21 With a drop in the temperature, winged guests from Siberia have started arriving at Sukhna Lake. Debendra Dalai, Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden, UT, said common pochard, common coot, mallard and pintail duck, all common species, had arrived at the lake for their winter sojourn. He said the arrival of migratory birds would pick up with further c m y b fall in the mercury from next month and they would stay here till March next year. Meanwhile, birdwatchers have started looking forward to have a glimpse of barheaded geese, a migratory bird that reaches Sukhna Lake from Siberia after flying over the mighty Himalayas during the winter season. As the birds prefer shallow water for feeding and the water in the lake is quite high, the department will create floating islands for the UT Forest Dept to create artificial islands for migratory birds to bask during their winter sojourn migratory birds in the lake. Dalai said five such floating islands were created for the winged guests to bask, rest and sleep during their winter journey in the lake last year. On an experimental basis, a bamboo raft was pushed into the lake, he said, adding that as a large number of birds used that raft, they had decided to increase the number of such rafts to five last year. Due to the depth of water, birds needed mudflats for resting and in the absence of such facility, they had decided to create artificial islands for the birds, he said. However, during the annual Salim Ali Bird Species Count and Water Fowl Census conduct recently by the Chandigarh Bird Club, 73 species of waterfowl and other birds were spotted at Sukhna Lake and the adjoining areas. A total of 335 waterfowls were spotted during the survey conducted by members of the club in the Sukhna and Dhanas lakes. Six teams comprising 34 members and volunteers conducted the exercise at the Sukhna and Dhanas lakes in Chandigarh and three teams went to the Ghaggar beyond Chhatbir, Siswan Dam and Mirzapur Dam in the inter-state continued on page 2
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