23052022-CT-01.qxd 5/23/2022 12:30 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 23 MAY 2022 | CHANDIGARH CIVIC BODY TAKES POSSESSION OF ENCROACHED VILLAGE LAND Chandigarh Municipal Corporation starts taking possession of the encroached land at villages in the city. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY PAGE 2 PAGE 3 TWO TRAVEL AGENTS GET 4-YR JAIL IN CHEATING CASE The CBI court sentences two travel agents to undergo four years of rigorous imprisonment in a cheating case. MAX 38°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38.9°C | MIN 24.8°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:14 PM Hockey Haryana emerge winner of the 12th Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:25 AM P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 92,306 44,305 95,978 RECOVERED 91,069 43,864 94,788 NEW CASES 13 6 4 ACTIVE 72 27 42 CHANGE 5 2 7 DEATHS 1,165 414 1,148 NEW 0 0 0 FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Incident caught on CCTV|1 held, 3 on the run AIR QUALITY INDEX Tribune News Service CHANDIGARH 156 PANCHKULA 151 MOHALI 103 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Parking row turns ugly, MC worker murdered TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD PAGE 3 HOCKEY HARYANA DEFEAT JHARKHAND, CLAIM TITLE SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF 22 MOBILES STOLEN FROM SEC 35 SHOP Chandigarh: As many as 22 mobile phones have been stolen from a shop in Sector 35. The complainant, Kapil Dev, a resident of Mohali, reported that the mobile phones were stolen after breaking the glass of his cabin on the intervening night of May 20 and 21. The police have registered a case at the Sector 36 police station. TNS Impersonation case: 5 arrested Chandigarh, May 22 Five youths have been arrested by the police in a case of impersonation in the firemen recruitment physical test conducted at the Police Lines, Sector 26. A case has been registered on a complaint of Satpal Singh, Station Fire Officer, in charge of attendance and identification committee at the RTC, Sector 26, who reported that Vikas (23), a resident of Hisar district, Vijay (26), a resident of Kaithal district, and Vineet (23) of Jhajjar district, were caught while impersonating as Aman, Vikram and Anand. The police said Vikas, Vijay and Vineet, along with Vikram Singh and Anand, had been arrested. — TNS A mirage appears on a road in Chandigarh on a hot Sunday afternoon. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Expect light rain for two days Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 22 Light rain is expected in the city on Monday and Tuesday, according to the Chandigarh Meteorological Department. Hail and squall at a speed of 50-60 kmph are expected on Monday, while lightning and gusty winds at a speed of 40-50 kmph are likely at isolated CHANDIGARH: The city witnessed 13 new cases of Covid on Sunday, taking the active caseload to 72. While there was no fresh fatality, eight patients recovered from the disease. The virus has claimed 1,165 lives in the city so far. —TNS places on Tuesday. The weather is likely to be dry after Tuesday. The maximum temperature is expected to dip by 3 to 5°C during the next three days and may rise by 2 to 4°C thereafter. The maximum temperature in the city today was 38.9°C, 0.8°C above normal, while the minimum temperature was 24.8°C, 1.5°C above normal. 6 cases reported form Panchkula Khuda Lahora villagers up in arms Question property record being sought for irrigation water supply Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 22 Residents of Khuda Lahora village today held a protest at a tubewell in the village. The villagers said officials were asking them to submit property record to get water for irrigation. They said acquiring the record from the Revenue Department was a lengthy process. Besides, all record was already there with the government at Sampark centres. “Recently, re-boring work was carried out at the tubewell and since then, officials are pressuring us to submit property record to keep get- UT reports 13 fresh cases PANCHKULA: Six fresh cases of Covid were reported from the district in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 44,305. No new death due to the virus was reported from the district on Sunday. There are now 27 active cases. The death toll stands at 414. —TNS 4 found positive in Mohali district Khuda Lahora residents hold a protest over the irrigation water supply on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI ting water supply. Why are they harassing us when they have our online record at Sampark centres,” asked Gurminder Singh, who was leading the protest. The villagers raised slogans TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR against the officials and said water was their right. They said for the past two months, documents were being demanded, which was wrong. Meanwhile, officials said this was the norm for all. MOHALI: Four fresh cases of Covid surfaced in the district in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 95,978, while 11 patients were cured of the disease. No new death due to the virus was reported on Sunday. There are now 42 active cases. The death toll stands at 1,148. —TNS Chandigarh, May 22 A pedestrian, who was returning home, was beaten to death at Mani Majra last night after a fight over parking earlier in the day. The incident was caught on a CCTV camera that led to the identification of the suspects, one of whom, Jogesh, has been arresed. The remaining suspects, two of whom have been identified as Rajesh and Sonkar, are on the run. The police said the victim had a fight with one of the suspects over parking on Saturday afternoon. People intervened and pacified them after which they left the spot. Interestingly, the police had initially registered a case under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC. However, later, they realised that it was a case of murder and added Section 302 (murder) to the FIR. The police said the victim, identified as Suraj Kumar, a resident of Mani Majra, who worked as a safai karamchari with the MC on a contract basis, was returning home when he was attacked. In the CCTV footage, four miscreants with their faces covered are seen walking down the road. One of them unexpectedly attacks the victim on his face with a sharp weapon. The victim falls down after which the suspect kicks him a few times and slaps him. All suspects then causally walk away from the spot. The entire incident, that took place at 11.23 pm, was caught on a CCTV camera installed outside a shop. Passersby saw the victim lying on the road. The victim was rushed to the Civil Hospital, Mani Majra, where doctors declared him brought dead.A case has been registered at the Mani Majra police station. A CCTV grab of the incident. MURDER CHARGE ADDED TO FIR LATER RESIDENTS HOLD PROTEST Interestingly, the police had initially registered a case under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC. However, later they realised that it was a case of murder and added Section 302 (murder) to the FIR. Residents gathered near the Housing Board light point on Sunday to stage a protest, demanding the immediate arrest of the suspects. Woman employee of gurdwara killed Tribune News Service Patiala, May 22 A 48-year-old woman was found murdered in a residential quarter of Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib last night. The deceased has been identified as Satwinder Kaur, a regular employee of the gurdwara. The police said the deceased and her son were attacked with a sharp weapon. The woman succumbed to her injuries at Government Rajindra Hospital, while her son was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. The son is said to be in a critical condition. He is admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital. It has been learnt that the suspect in the case is a close friend of the deceased and was a frequent visitor to their house. The postmortem report revealed that the victim had five-six stab wounds on her body. Deputy Superintendent of Bowling journey from park to Team India! Deepankar Sharda Tribune News Service Residents plant saplings in pits to highlight the poor condition of roads in Sector 20, Panchkula. Residents plant saplings in road pits, say MC staff in deep slumber Tribune News Service Panchkula, May 22 Members of the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 20, who had been demanding repair of roads for the past year and a half, held a protest march against the Municipal Corporation (MC) highlighting the poor condition of roads from Gurukul School to the Peer Muchhalla barrier. Planting saplings in pits on these roads, they said MC officials were in deep slumber. They also made markings around the pits with lime to P’kula Sec 20 RWA says damaged roads pose risk to motorists caution two-wheeler drivers against the lurking danger. Yoginder Kwatra, deputy president of the RWA, said the roads in the sector were in bad shape for the past five years. He said they had given representations in this regard to the ward councillor, Mayor, Commissioner and other officials, but to no avail. He said while the damaged roads were putting lives of motorists at risk, the parking in the market, which was built a few days ago, was being re-carpeted. Senior citizens, who participated in the protest, said they were facing a lot of trouble due to deteriorating condition of the roads in the sector. They said the roads also posed a risk to children riding bicycles. Residents alleged that Sector 20 was being ignored in the matter of development. Municipal Commissioner Dharamveer Singh said road repair in the sector would start soon. Chandigarh, May 22 “There’s always one moment in childhood, when the door opens and lets the future in...” These words of English writer Graham Greene hold true for Arshdeep Singh. Arshdeep Singh’s future moment came at the age of eight, when he bowled at a Sector 7 park in front of his father Darshan Singh. The 23-year-old left-arm pacer today earned his maiden national call-up for the upcoming five T20Is home series against South Africa, starting June 9. The foundation of this day was laid during the early 2000s by Darshan, who himself was a keen cricketer, but couldn’t pursue his dream. “He was barely eight when I observed the rhythm in his bowling. One fine day, I took all my three kids to a Sector 7 park to bask in the sun. It was when Arshdeep started playing cricket with neighbourhood kids that caught my attention,” said an elated Darshan. “The moment brought mixed emotions for me. I wanted to make him a world class cricketer, but the thought of securing the future of three kids gave me a hard time.” c m y b Arshdeep gets maiden India call-up for T20Is home series against South Africa Suspect arrested, both were reportedly in a relationship Police Mohit Aggarwal said they had registered a case under Sections 302, 307, 324 and 458 of the IPC and had arrested the suspect, who had been identified as Harpreet Singh, alias Bobby. The DSP said the suspect and Satwinder Kaur were in a relationship and wanted to get married. He said she severed ties with the suspect after he started “delaying” the marriage. Miffed over this, Harpreet Singh allegedly killed Satwinder Kaur. 700 dead birds dumped in the open at Lalru Tribune News Service Lalru, May 22 Dogs fed on carcasses of poultry birds dumped in the open after around 700 birds died due to lightning and storm in a farm at Dharamgarh village near Joula Kalan two days ago. Arshdeep’s mother Baljeet Kaur, coach Jaswant Rai (centre) and father Darshan Singh in a jubilant mood after his selection in the Indian team. EAGERLY WAITING FOR HIS DEBUT It’s a don the Indian jersey. am eagerly see ❝debut.dream of every cricketertototake him for practice onI a bicycle, is waiting to joy. his His mother, who used filled with It’s his first step to live his dream and I am sure he’s going to shine. The IPL has given him a platform to perform and he displayed his talent at the best. Darshan Singh, FATHER However, Darshan’s moment of relief arrived when his elder son shifted to Canada. “I was a little relieved as my elder son (Akashdeep) moved to Canada. I started focusing on Arshdeep. He used to practise at Sector 19 and played in the Haryana Inter-District Championship for Chandigarh. Thereafter, he started playing for Punjab and started practising at Sector 36. He was a quick learner and improved with time. After coming in contact with coach Jaswant Rai, he (Arshdeep) achieved the missing element. And today, he got his maiden Indian team call,” said Darshan. “He never says no to two persons— his coach Jaswant and younger sister Gurleen Kaur (who works with the nursing department at the PGI),” Darshan added. Termed a “death overs specialist”, Arshdeep has proved ❞ his capability on various platforms. In the ongoing IPL season, Arshdeep has picked 10 wickets for Punjab Kings in 13 outings at an average of 36.00 and an economy of 7.82 (a strike rate of 27.60). Arshdeep’s consistency and confidence to bowl in the death overs even drew praise from former Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh, who recalled a moment when Arshdeep was seen having a continued on page 2 Reportedly died due to lightning; villagers see red, move PPCB Residents called the police and complained to officials of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) about foul smell emanating from the area after the owner of Harman Poultry Farm, a short distance from the village, dumped the dead birds in the open for two days. “Stray dogs dragged the dead chickens to the fields and populated areas,” they alleged. Poultry farm manager Pradeep said around 700 broilers and chickens died due to lightning and thunderstorm. There were around 18,000 chickens on the farm. They called up an earthmover to bury these, but the vehicle broke down and left in between. continued on page 2
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