25112021-CT-01.qxd 11/25/2021 12:36 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 25 NOVEMBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH ANIL MEHTA APPOINTED UT SENIOR STANDING COUNSEL Advocate Anil Mehta appointed UT senior standing counsel in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA MOHALI 8,20,694 65,421 64,564 6 37 2 820 0 4,67,799 6,53,533 30,815 68,923 30,409 67,811 4 9 27 41 4 5 379 1,071 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 102 PANCHKULA 113 MOHALI 200 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF IMMIGRATION FIRM OFFICES CHECKED Mohali: SDM Harbans Singh, DSP (City-1) Gursher Singh Sandhu and the Mataur SHO on Wednesday jointly checked offices of eight immigration firms in Phase 5, 7, 3B2 and 8 and checked their licences and documents. Officials said the monthly statements of the firms had been submitted to the District Magistrate. TNS 26 NEW DENGUE CASES IN MOHALI Mohali: Twenty-six cases of dengue were reported while 94 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing on Wednesday. This month alone, 1,195 cases of dengue have been reported, taking the district tally to 3,826. In the past five days, 94 cases have surfaced. So far, 37 deaths have been reported due to dengue. TNS MAN ARRESTED FOR SNATCHING PAGE 2 ANGANWADI WORKERS SWARM P’KULA TO STAGE PROTEST SUNSET THURSDAY 5:23 PM Chandigarh, November 24 The city has seen a skewed sex ratio at birth in the past five years as 838 females per 1,000 males were born in 202021, while 981 females were born in 2015-16. This was revealed under the National Health Family Survey-5 profile of the UT. The overall sex ratio (females per 1,000 males) is 918 for the urban population and 868 for the rural. Experts have expressed concern over the trend and have hinted at the possibility of abortion before birth through sex determination tests. Prof Rajesh Gill from the Department of Sociology, Pan- Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 24 The UT police have registered a case against former scribe Sanjeev Mahajan, who is lodged at the Burail jail in a property grab case, for allegedly threatening a witness in a murder case registered in 2019. According to the police, complainant Rohit Kumar, a resident of Mohali, reported that a person who introduced himself as Sanjeev Mahajan allegedly called him from a mobile phone and asked him not to depose before the court against one of the murder suspects, Vikas. Rohit, who is also a witness in the SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:57 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE ratio at birth is a crucial index to determine ❝The sexgirls are born in comparison to males in the that fewer region. This is certainly not a positive trend as it points towards a possibility of female foeticide. Adviser reviews action plan for Swachh Survekshan-2022 838 females born per 1,000 males in city in 2020-21, down from 981 in 2015-16 ❞ Prof Rajesh Gill, SOCIOLOGY DEPT, PU jab University, said, “The sex ratio at birth is a crucial index to determine that fewer girls are born in comparison to males in the region. This is certainly not a positive trend as it points towards a possibility of female foeticide.” Female foeticide, by definition, is the practice of aborting a foetus when a person finds out that the foetus is female Ex-scribe booked for threatening witness MURDER CASE Local sports complexes will soon have portraits of meritorious sportspersons and coaches of city. After a slip in rankings, UT gets its act together Poor sex ratio raises concern Tribune News Service PAGE 4 UT SPORTS COMPLEXES TO HAVE ACHIEVERS’ PORTRAITS Over 1,000 workers protest against the government, seeking a hike in salary and better working conditions. MAX 27°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26.4°C | MIN 9.5°C Naina Mishra PAGE 4 case, had recorded the phone call and shared it with the police. The police are investigating whether the suspect had made the call during a court hearing or from within the jail. On September 4, 2019, victim Tejinder Singh, alias Malli, was shot dead while his friend was injured after four assailants opened fire on them in broad daylight at a car parking in Sector 17. Around two weeks later, the UT police had arrested three members of the Boxer gang, including gang leader Vikas, alias Boxer A case against Mahajan has been registered under Sections 195 A, 506 and 120-B of the IPC at the Sector 17 police station. after undergoing a sex determination test known as a prenatal diagnostic test. Professor Gill said, “We have conducted studies in the past in the border districts of Haryana and Punjab and found out that mothers of unborn child used to go outside in peripheral areas and other cities to get a sex determination test although this continued on page 2 Traffic diversion CHANDIGARH: In view of the construction work on an underpass near the Zirakpur barrier, the police have decided to divert medium and heavy (goods and passenger) vehicles heading from the city towards Zirakpur at the Hallo Majra light point. The vehicles will be diverted towards the road leading to the Industrial Area, Panchkula and Baltana. — TNS Activa rider dies in hit-&-run Chandigarh, November 24 In a hit-and-run case, an Activa rider was killed after being hit by an unknown vehicle near the Poultry Farm chowk. Complainant Daman Tiwari, a resident of Sector 20, reported that the Activa, continued on page 2 Chandigarh: The police have arrested Mehtab Ali (28), a resident of Burail village, for allegedly snatching a woman’s bag. The complainant reported that a man ran after snatching her bag near the Sector 44/45/50/51 light point on November 23. The police were informed and the suspect apprehended from near the spot. A case has been registered at the Sector 34 police station. TNS FAKE NUMBER ON TEMPO: MAN HELD Chandigarh: The police have arrested Sandeep Singh, a resident of Mauli Jagran, for affixing a fake number plate on a tempo. The vehicle owner had reported the matter to the police following which the suspect was nabbed from near the Vikas Nagar light point. A case has been registered at the Mauli Jagran police station. TNS LIQUOR BOXES SEIZED IN CITY Chandigarh: The police have seized 163 liquor boxes from different parts of the city. A team of the Industrial Area police station seized 108 liquor boxes from a truck near the Verka plant in the Industrial Area, Phase I. The police booked Ranjit Singh and Nishant, who had loaded the liquor boxes in the truck, under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act and Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC. In another incident, the operation cell recovered 55 boxes of liquor, which were loaded in a pick-up at Mani Majra. The suspect, Rajesh, was booked in the case. TNS c m y b Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 24 To improve the rankings of the city, UT Adviser Dharam Pal today reviewed the action plan to be implemented for the ensuing Swachh Survekshan-2022 at a meeting here. Chandigarh witnessed a sharp fall in the Swachh Survekshan-2021 rankings. The results were declared on Saturday. The rankings of the city dropped from last year’s 16th to 66th among 4,320 cities and slipped from last year’s eighth rank to 16th this year among cities with a population of over 10 lakh. During the meeting, the indicators for Swachh Survekshan-2022 were discussed in detail, including the parameters and scheme of marking along with roles and responsibilities of the departments concerned of the UT Administration and the Municipal Corporation. It was decided that screens would be placed/provided by the Engineering Department at a suitable distance from all INITIATIVES TO BE TAKEN will place screens at a suitable distance from all choes to ensure that no solid waste is visible in these areas ■ The police will ensure removal and proper disposal of condemned/unclaimed vehicles parked in public place ■ The departments concerned will ensure proper cleanliness inside the vegetable market, Sector 26 ■ The Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee, the police and the MC will ensure strict enforcement of the ban on unauthorised plastic items ■ Directions have been issued for immediate upgrade of the garbage processing plant so that dry waste can be processed at full capacity choes to ensure that no solid waste was visible in these areas, besides capping the encroachments around storm water drains (choes), if any. The Police Department has been asked to ensure removal and proper disposal of condemned/unclaimed vehicles ADVISERSPEAK Non-cooperative bulk waste generator societies will be penalised as per law, besides putting boards outside societies terming these as ‘non-compliance societies. ❝ ■ The Engineering Department ■ MC to introduce a toll-free number to lift C&D waste from the doorstep of citizens ■ Citizens and RWAs to be involved in Swachh Survekshan-2022 by intensifying the behavioral change campaign ■ Hospitals, hotels and the Jail and Social Welfare departments to take initiatives to reduce generation of waste under the 3R (reduce, reuse & recycle) principles parked in the public place throughout the city. Besides beautifying he bus queue shelters in the city, regular sanitation will be ensured around these shelters. The Adviser directed the departments concerned to maintained proper cleanli- ❞ — Dharam Pal, UT ADVISER PAINTINGS IN PARKS To create awareness, murals and wall paintings will be made in parks in the city by depicting the message of the Swachh Bharat Mission and other informative messages. ness inside the vegetable market, Sector 26, and to review it periodically, besides submitting a progress report. On the plastic ban, the Adviser directed to carry out an intensive campaign involving the authorities continued on page 2
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