29122021-CT-01.qxd 29-12-2021 00:49 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 29 DECEMBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH OVER 2K SHUTTLERS TO COMPETE IN NATIONAL RANKING C’SHIP PAGE 2 Will be held rom Jan 2 to 9 at the Sec 38 Sports Complex and Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Sector 3, Panchkula. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA MOHALI 8,63,857 65,796 64,617 15 100 3 1,079 1 5,08,425 30,950 30,514 6 55 4 381 0 7,02,915 69,111 67,982 5 55 1 1,074 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH PANCHKULA 111 MOHALI 137 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 MAX 22°C | MIN 6°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22.2°C | MIN 6°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:32 PM Not allowed to enter educational institutions, museums, clubs SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF CLUB OWNERS, GM BOOKED Chandigarh: The police have registered a case against the owners as well as the general manager of a club, named Social, in Sector 7 for serving liquor after midnight on the intervening night of December 25 and 26. A case under Section 188, IPC, and 29/1/14 of the Punjab Excise Act has been registered against the owners, Manish Goel, Ranjan Vasu, Gagan Chaudhary, Shalin Kapoor, and general manager Ravinder Kothari. Goel and Kothari were arrested and later released on bail. TNS BIKER KILLED IN ACCIDENT Zirakpur: A motorcyclist was crushed to death under the rear wheels of a truck on the Panchkula road near Big Bazaar on Monday evening. The deceased has been identified as Yogesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 28, Panchkula.TNS Chandigarh, December 28 Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people can no longer go to educational institutions, including coaching and tuition centres, museums, theatres and clubs. The UT Administration today issued orders to this effect amid rising Omicron fears. The orders also apply to the employees who work at these places. Only those who have received both doses of the Covid vaccine can go to these institutions. On December 24, the UT Administration had restricted the entry of unvaccinated individuals to public places, hotels, banks and government offices from January 1. Non-vaccinated persons will also have to refrain from coming to public places that witness large gatherings A huge rush at a vaccination centre at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI VACCINE NUMBERS While 9.71 lakh people have taken the first dose, 7.23 lakh people have been administered the second dose. On Tuesday, as many as 9,184 people were jabbed with the Covid vaccine. The past sevenday vaccination average in the city is 5,119. As on December 24, around 1.85 lakh beneficiaries are yet to take their second dose. They had failed to turn up for vaccination on the due date. such as sabzi mandis, grain markets, parks, religious places, malls and shopping UT Admn readies for vaccination of children Chandigarh, December 28 Around 76,000 children between the age of 15 and 18 years are eligible for the Covid vaccine in Chandigarh. The UT will start administering Covaxin to the eligible children from January 3, said UT Health Secretary Yashpal Garg. The sites where children are to be administered Covid vaccine will be finalised soon, he said. There will be separate sites for the vaccination of children. From January 10, all healthcare workers (HCWs), frontline workers (FLWs) and elderly persons with comorbidities can also receive the precautionary dose. To be eligible for the precautionary dose, senior citizens with specified comordibities, HCWs and FLWs should have an interval of at least 9 months from the date of second dose. — TNS UT seeks suggestions from public on draft labour rules Chandigarh, December 28 The Administration has framed draft labour rules and invited suggestions or comments received (if any) from the general public and stakeholders. An official spokesperson stated the Chandigarh Administration had framed the draft rules viz The Chandigarh Code on Wages Rules, 2021, The Industrial Relations (Chandigarh) Rules, 2021, The Code on Social Security (Chandigarh) Rules, 2021 and The Chandigarh Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Rules, 2021. The codes will be taken into consideration along with suggestions or comments received (if any) from the general public and stakeholders after the expiry of a period of 45 days in case of The Code on Social Security, 2020, The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 and Code on Wages, 2019, and a period of 30 days in case of The Industrial Relations Code, 2020 from the date of publication of the draft rules on the website. The copies of the draft rules are available on the portal of the UT Labour Depart- complexes. Their entry is also restricted at all government/board/cor- poration offices, hotels, bars, restaurants, malls, shopping complexes, cinema halls, gyms and fitness centres and both private and government sector banks. Violation of these orders will attract a fine of ~500 and non-payment of the fine by the violator will attract proceedings under Section 188 of the IPC, the official orders stated. The Deputy Commissioner and senior officials have been asked to ensure the implementation and compliance of the orders. Since a large number of beneficiaries are “due and overdue” for the second dose of the Covid vaccine, new measures are being taken by the Administration to improve vaccination figures amid the fears of highly transmissible Omicron variant. So far, the UT has reported three Omicron cases. One Covid death, 15 cases reported in UT CHANDIGARH: The city on Tuesday recorded one death and 15 fresh cases of coronavirus. A 77-year-old man from Sector 4, a case of acute respiratory distress syndrome, succumbed to the virus at the PGI. He was fully vaccinated for Covid. Meanwhile, 17 patients were cured of the disease. — TNS Five new cases in Mohali Panchkula logs 6 fresh cases MOHALI: PANCHKULA: The district reported six fresh coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the overall tally to 30,950. The toll remained 381. While 30,514 people have recovered from the infectious disease so far, 55 cases are still active. The recovery rate stands at 98.59%. — TNS Five fresh cases of Covid surfaced in the district during the past 24 hours. No death was witnessed on Tuesday evening while six patients were cured of the disease. All new cases surfaced in Mohali (urban) areas. — TNS Bouncer among 3 held for stealing gold chain ment: labour.chd.gov.in. Further, the suggestions or comments may also be sent to the Labour Commissioner, Labour Welfare Centre Building, Labour Department, Sector 30-B, UT, Chandigarh, in writing or on email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Centre has consolidated and simplified the labour laws by enacting four labour codes viz Code on Wages, 2019, The Industrial Relations Code, 2020, The Code on Social Security, 2020, and The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020, and the existing labour laws shall be repealed after coming into force of these enactments. — TNS Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 28 Three persons, including a bouncer, working at a club have been arrested on the charge of stealing the gold chain of a woman who had come to attend a party. The bouncer allegedly stole the chain and gave it to his brother who sold it to a jeweller. According to the police, Neha Kumari (31) of Mohali, had told the police that she had gone to attend an office party at a club, named Ministry of Bar Exchange (MOBE), at Elante on December 25. While leaving the mall, she found that her gold chain was missing. She reported the The bouncer stole the chain from a woman in a club at Elante matter to the police. The police found that the bouncer, identified as Dilshad (25), had stolen the chain while the complainant was sitting on a couch. He gave the chain to his brother, Sultan (27), who works at a jewellery store in Sector 22. “Sultan sold the chain to a jeweller named Ravinder (29) who runs a jewellery shop in Sector 23,” said a police official. The police have arrested the bouncer, his brother and the jeweller to whom the chain was sold. City to have cyber security operation centre Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 28 To deal with ever growing cases of cybercrime, the UT Administration is all set to establish a cyber security operation centre in the city to protect gullible people from being duped of their hardearned money. The cybercriminals are on the prowl as the city has been witnessing a steep increase in such cases in the past few years. In 2017, the police had received 2,242 complaints and the number swelled to 3,167 in 2018 and further rose to 4,793 in 2019. Nearly 6,300 complaints of cybercrime were received last year, while 3,306 complaints had been filed till July 18 this year. The UT Adviser, Dharam Pal, said, “We are looking at various options for setting up the centre. An initial concept has been prepared, but more brainstorming needs to be done before giving a final shape to the model.” “Cyber security will be one of the main challenges in the coming times and we want to lead in that not only in the Cyber security ❝one of the mainwill be challenges in the coming times and we want to lead in that not only in the region but also in the country, Dharam Pal, UT ADVISER ❞ region but also in the country,” he said. Apart from meeting the new-age challenges being faced by cyber security experts, research and analysis work would also be carried out at the centre, he said, adding that strategies would also be devised in anticipation of future challenges. On the progress of the centre, he said discussions were held with stakeholders, including engineering institutions, Infosys, etc, in setting up the centre. He said they were in regular touch with the Ministry of Home c m y b 522 persons from UT, Punjab and Haryana region surrender their passports in past five years. SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:18 AM More curbs on people sans full Covid vaccination in city Affairs and the centre was likely to be established next year under the supervision of the police. The Adviser said the Police Department was assisting the Administration in setting up the cyber security operation centre. Recently, the Chandigarh Police set up cyber desks at all police stations to lessen the burden on Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (CCIC), which is unable to focus on special cases. Several categories of cybercrime have been defined which will be dealt with by the police stations. PAGE 3 522 FROM REGION GIVE UP CITIZENSHIP IN PAST 5 YRS Former international all-rounder Dinesh Mongia starts a new innings by joining the BJP in New Delhi. Tribune News Service 120 PAGE 3 CRICKETER MONGIA BEGINS NEW INNINGS, JOINS BJP TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Now, parties try to rope in councillors to gain majority Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 28 With no clear majority in hand, AAP the BJP and the , Congress have an uphill task to get their candidates elected as Mayor and the three parties have started making efforts to rope in councillors. According to sources, three newly elected Congress councillors are in talks with BJP leaders to join the party. Two or three AAP councillors are also in touch with the BJP to switch sides. However, their own parties are also making all efforts to keep them on board. The saffron party has 13 votes in the MC House — 12 of councillors and one of ex-officio member, i.e., local MP (Kirron Kher). It needs six more votes to form the majority. The sources said AAP which , has the highest 14 seats, is also making efforts to rope in MAYOR’S POST OATH TO COUNCILLORS LIKELY ON JAN 1 It has been tentatively decided that all 35 elected councillors will be administered the oath at 11:30 am on January 1. LAST HOUSE MEETING TOMORROW Last House meeting of the current term will be held on December 30. The minutes of the previous meeting will be declared and it will be a sort of farewell to the councillors. councillors of the Congress. But, to ensure that its own house remains in order, the party has called all its councillors to Delhi. However, it might not happen now as Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is himself coming to Chandigarh on Thursday, said a party leader. The Congress, which is on the third spot with eight votes, is trying to keep its elected representatives intact. The one from the party, who is supposed to lead the switchover of Congress councillors to the BJP has , been assured that he will be made a Congress candidate in the Mayoral election. It seems it is going to be a chaotic House as five Mayors are elected during the fiveyear term of the MC House. “No one getting a majority in the MC House is not actually good for the city. It will only cause commotion and fights, deviating from the main city issues,” said a senior party leader. Meanwhile, in the Mayoral election, the one who gets maximum votes is the winner. In case of a tie, a draw of lots is held. The councillors and the MP will vote through secret ballot in mayoral election. AAP accuses BJP ofhorse-trading Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 28 A day after the Aam Aadmi Party won the largest number of seats in the Chandigarh MC poll, its leader Raghav Chadha alleged the party's three elected councillors were offered from ~50 lakh to ~75 lakh to join the BJP to have its own Mayor. Addressing a press conference, he alleged under Punjab BJP in-charge Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, two AAP councillors had been offered ~50 lakh and another ~75 lakh. However, when the media SOOD REFUTES ALLEGATION It is a baseless allegation. Chadha took the name of Shekhawat, who was not involved in the poll process here. ❝ Raghav Chadha and Pradeep Chhabra address the media in Chandigarh on Tuesday. VICKY asked him for any proof regarding the allegation, he did not disclose anything. However, he said, "We will install CCTV cameras at the houses of our councillors to keep an eye on the BJP . Besides, we have also asked them to record their phone ❞ Arun Sood, CITY BJP PRESIDENT calls to expose the party." "The BJP has bought elected representatives in Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. The BJP can do it with the Congress, but not with AAP he said. (He alleged ," Union Ministers were also continued on page 2
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