21042022-CT-01.qxd 4/21/2022 12:31 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 21 APRIL 2022 | CHANDIGARH UT YET TO SERVE MID-DAY MEAL IN CITY GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS With the resumption of offline classes in government schools, parents want cooked meals served to students. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 91,970 44,150 95,730 RECOVERED 90,786 43,729 94,563 NEW CASES 3 4 5 ACTIVE 19 7 19 CHANGE 2 4 5 DEATHS 1,165 414 1,148 NEW 0 0 0 137 PANCHKULA 97 MOHALI 159 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 PARK IN EACH SECTOR TO HAVE SYNTHETIC TRACK IN P'KULA SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF 11 YOUTHS BOOKED FOR ASSAULT Chandigarh: Eleven youths have been booked for attacking a person with sharp weapons. Two cars parked at the spot were also vandalised by the suspects. According to the police, the complainant, Harwinder Kumar, a resident of Mauli Jagran village, alleged that the suspects, identified as Gurpreet, Mukesh, Ravi, Rahul, Vicky, Kartik, Duggi and four others, allegedly attacked his cousin, Amrik Singh, with sharp weapons and bricks near his house. TNS PAGE 3 MAX 38°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39.9°C | MIN 22.7°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:53 PM Wants all cases against building owners since 2007 dropped MAJOR DEMANDS ■ Consider violations as need- based changes ■ Drop all cases since 2007 ■ Consider internal changes within building line as needbased changes ■ Reduce upper cap on penalty, daily fine DC Vinay Pratap Singh at a meeting with members of the city coordination committee. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN In a bid to explain the proposed amendments, a meeting was held by the Estate Officer with representatives of city associations. At the meeting, the representatives submitted that violations should be considered as need-based changes. They also stated that all cases against building owners since 2007 till date should be dropped. Besides, they also submitted that internal changes within the building line should be considered as need-based changes, and Sigh of relief, no power tariff hike in UT Chandigarh, April 20 The UT Engineering Department has submitted a proposal for not increasing the power tariff for the 2022-23 fiscal to the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC). The submission was made in the annual revenue requirement and tariff proposal for 2022-23 to the JERC. The department proposed to continue the existing tariff as approved by commission for 2021-22 on March 30, 2021. On account of being revenue surplus, the JERC had approved a reduction in the tariff for all categories of more than 2.34 lakh electricity consumers for 2021-22. The department submitted that the electricity wing of the UT did not have any generation capacity of its own and relied entirely on the continued on page 3 c m y b there should be an upper cap on the penalty; the daily fine should be reduced and should be according to the size of the property and violation. continued on page 3 related report on page 3 UT IG SHIFTED TO GOA Chandigarh: Omvir Singh, a 2004batch IPS officer who was posted as IG in Chandigarh, has been transferred to Goa. Raj Kumar Singh, a 2004-batch IPS officer posted in Delhi, has been transferred to Chandigarh. The transfer orders were issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday. TNS PAGE 3 Residents are a harried lot due to gross anomalies in property tax notices being served on them by MC. SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:49 AM Consider violations as need-based changes: Coordination panel to UT Chandigarh, April 20 Representatives of the Chandigarh Coordination Committee, a joint forum of over 20 associations of traders, industrialists and RWAs, raised their concerns regarding the proposed amendment to the Capital of Punjab (Development and Regulation) Act, 1952, with Deputy Commissioner-cumEstate Officer Vinay Pratap Singh at a meeting here today. The UT Administration had issued a public notice on April 7 for inviting objections/suggestions of the general public regarding the proposed amendments to the Act. The time for giving objections/suggestions was extended till May 6. ANOMALIES IN PROPERTY TAX NOTICES, P’KULA RESIDENTS HIT Haryana Speaker Gian Chand Gupta opens projects and lays stones of development works worth ~4.35 cr. Tribune News Service AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH PAGE 2 Knifepoint loot attempt by girl Tribune News Service Zirakpur, April 20 A readymade garment shop owner foiled a bid to loot ~30,000 at knifepoint by a masked girl in the busy Palm Street market on VIP Road in Zirakpur this afternoon. The complainant stated that a masked girl entered B-Block shop Kritika Readymade Garments around noon and asked for a pair of jeans and a night suit. The girl went to a trial room and soon came out complaining about a cockroach. The owner, Mukesh Kumar, asked the girl to come continued on page 3 TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Three youths stalk girls outside college, nailed Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 20 Three youths have been arrested by the local police for allegedly stalking and teasing girls outside MCM College in Sector 36. The victims had made a video of the suspects, along with their car, that helped the police in tracing the suspects. They were produced in a court today and sent to judicial custody. The police said two girls were returning to the college from the market on Sunday when the suspects allegedly staked them. The suspects passed comments at the girls after which they started making a video on a mobile phone following which the suspects threatened them and tried to snatch their phone. The suspects left the spot after which the girls informed the police. A case under Sections 341, 354-D, 366, 379-A, 506, 509 and 511 of the IPC was registered at the Sector 36 police station. The police then tracked the suspects, identified as Varun, continued on page 3 7 school buses fined in Zirakpur Tribune News Service Zirakpur, April 20 Dera Bassi SDM Swati Tiwana today conducted a surprise check on school buses at the Singhpura chowk around 7.45 am. Seven private school buses were fined for non-payment of taxes, flouting norms, plying without women attendants and non-functional CCTV cameras. One vehicle was impounded for plying without documents. An official said some vehicles used for transporting school kids were in poor condition, Swati Tiwana, SDM, Dera Bassi, challans a school bus at the Singhpura chowk in Zirakpur on Wednesday. RAVI KUMAR while first aid kits in most buses had expired. According to the rules, all educational vehi- cles have to carry a first aid box and a fire extinguisher. continued on page 3
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