30052022-CT-01.qxd 5/30/2022 1:17 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 30 MAY 2022 | CHANDIGARH SC ASKS DOC TO PAY ~25 LAKH FOR MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE PAGE 2 Finds laparoscopic surgeon guilty of medical negligence that led to the death of a 47-year-old schoolteacher. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 92406 44,340 96,025 RECOVERED 91141 43,905 94,829 NEW CASES 15 7 9 ACTIVE 100 21 47 CHANGE 2 1 5 DEATHS 1,165 414 1,149 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX PAGE 3 ATHLETICS FEDERATION LAUNCHES JAVELIN FOR KIDS The javelin weighs just 300 gm and will ensure the safety of athletes and everyone else around in the field. MAX 40°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39.4°C | MIN 25.3°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:18 PM 164 PANCHKULA 137 MOHALI 96 SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:22 AM Pedal to work for week, get fitness, half-day leave too! Dushyant Singh Pundir WALK AND CYCLE EVENTS Tribune News Service SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF COUPLE BOOKED FOR ASSAULT Chandigarh: The UT police have booked a man and his wife for allegedly assaulting his mother and her younger son. The woman, a resident of Mani Majra, alleged that her son Ranjit Kumar and his wife, both residents of Thakur Dwara, Mani Majra, assaulted her and her younger son Hardeep Kumar at her house on the intervening night of May 22 and 23. The police have registered a case under Sections 323, 325, 425 and 120B of the IPC at the Mani Majra police station on the directions of a court. TNS NRI DUPED OF ~48.8 LAKH Chandigarh: The UT police have registered a cheating case on a complaint of Harbinder Singh, a US resident, whose local address is Sector 39. He alleged that Parminder Singh of Hoshiarpur and Deepak Arora of Karnal cheated him of ~48.8 lakh for providing a bank guarantee for a business, but the suspects gave fake bank guarantees to the complainant in 2019. A case has been registered at the Sector 36 police station. TNS YOUTH HELD WITH BANNED VIALS Chandigarh: A 22-year-old youth has been arrested by the police with 20 banned injections. The suspect, Narinder Kumar, alias Deepu, a resident of the NAC, Mani Majra, was nabbed from near the park at the NAC. The police have registered a case under the NDPS Act at the IT Park police station. TNS THEFT REPORTED FROM SEC 37 HOUSE Chandigarh: A theft has been reported from a house in Sector 37. The complainant, Bhupinder Singh, reported that an unknown person stole two gold rings, three silver anklets, nine silver coins, ~4,500, a mobile phone and documents from his house on May 27. A case has been registered at the Sector 39 police station. TNS Water supply to be hit today CHANDIGARH: The water supply in the city will be affected on Monday. According to the MC, due to urgent repair work at the Kajauli waterworks, there will be no pumping of raw water from Kajauli to the Sector 39 waterworks. 3.30 am to 9 am: Water supply at full pressure 6 pm to 8 pm: At low pressure Chandigarh, May 29 Soon, you will be entitled to half-day leave every week if you pedal to work for seven days. Private sector employees may earn incentives for a particular distance travelled by cycle to the workplace. These are a few of the commuter-friendly recommendations made in the draft cycling policy mooted by the UT Administration to promote cycling culture in the city. Employees, who are cycling enthusiasts, will also have access to health and wellness programmes where they will get subsidy in the annual membership. Commendation certificates, awards and other recognitions for cycle users and incentives such as cash, shower rooms and space for drying cycling clothes and cycles for borrowing for short trips from office can also be given. An environment-friendly mode of transport, the UT aims to promote cycling as an alternative to cars for short distance travel in the city. For increased use of cycles, the policy has proposed that the infrastructure should be designed in such a way that cyclists can easily find their routes and destinations, and the cycle lanes should be well Like many other cities around the world, public walk and cycle events such as “Happy Streets, Raahgiri Day and Cycle-toWork Day” should be organised. VIRTUAL CYCLING EVENTS Virtual cycling events can be created wherein cyclists from any part of the world can participate and share the route and time via an app, besides online and offline campaigns for promotion of cycling over cars. VEHICLES GALORE The City Beautiful has the highest per capita ownership of motorised vehicles in the country. A child pedals on a cycle track in Chandigarh on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI SAFETY PROVISIONS IN THE DRAFT POLICY MOOTED BY UT ADMINISTRATION ■ Cycle tracks should be planned CCTV surveillance and panic button with design principles that optimise natural surveillance with strategies such as adequate street lighting to provide a secure environment for vulnerable cyclists, particularly women and children ■ Safety should be enhanced by creating safe refuge points for women and persons with disabilities by introducing 24x7 lit so that they can be used at night also. Provision for a large number of cycle bays should be made at every parking lot, much more than those for cars, signalling that cycle is to be introduced as of risks and can adapt accordingly ■ There should be provision for ■ Make safer parking places first-aid kits to cycle safety squad at junctions ■ The motor vehicle traffic volume and speed around cyclists should be reduced, especially when road users mix ■ Conflict points at intersections and crossings need to be clearly presented so that users are aware one of the major modes of transport. Provision for 10 per cent of the total parking space for cycle parking should be made in the building bylaws. There should be a cycle-only period of four sec- available. Parking locations should be in sight of people passing by, lit at night, easy to reach and should convey a feeling of safety ■ Co-ordination with police needed to improve surveillance at places where bicycles are frequently stolen onds at the beginning of each green signal to help cyclists to cross junctions safely. These are among the other suggestions that have been made in the policy. The policy recommends various steps to push citizens towards adopting cycling for work and leisure such as cycling promotion strategies can be taken up and reviewed every year to create continued on page 3 Monsoon likely to keep June 30 date with city Chandigarh, May 29 With the south-west monsoon setting in over Kerala today, three days ahead of the normal date, it is expected to reach Chandigarh on its normal date — June 30. “Though the city weather has no direct connection with the Kerala monsoon, since it has arrived there on time, which is a good sign, it can be assumed that the city will have the onset of monsoon on its normal date,” said a city Met official. The maximum temperature in the city today was 39.4°C, while the minimum temperature was 25.3°C. “The maximum temperatures may rise by 2 to 4°C during the WHAT THE WEATHERMAN SAYS Though the city weather has no direct connection with the Kerala monsoon, since it has arrived there on time, which is a good sign, it can be assumed that the city will have the onset of monsoon on its normal date. Met official ❝ ❞ next three days and there will be no large change thereafter,” said a weather update. There is a forecast of light rain on June 2. —TNS The shops that caught fire at the Sector 7 market in Panchkula. PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR Four shops gutted in P’kula fire Panchkula, May 29 Four shops were gutted in a fire at the Sector 7 market here late yesterday night. The fire, which began around 2 am, damaged the ceiling of nearby shops also. A short-circuit is suspected to have caused it. No one was injured, but three shops were gutted completely while one was partially damaged. Six fire engines rushed to the spot and controlled the fire. ~1L relief to 3 owners Haryana Speaker Gian Chand Gupta gave a compensation of ~1 lakh each to three shop owners and ~50,000 to one more shop owner from his discretionary quota. TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Retired Brigadier loses ~5.23 lakh to online fraud Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 29 A retired Brigadier fell prey to an online fraud and allegedly lost ~5.23 lakh. The fraudster duped him by making him install an application on the mobile phone on the pretext of getting the KYC of his BSNL SIM done. According to the police, the complainant, Brigadier Gill, reported that he was receiving messages on his mobile phone to complete the KYC or else his mobile connection would be disconnected. The victim ignored the messages. However, he called on the given customer care number. The suspect, who introduced himself as Rahul Kumar, asked him to pay ~25 as the KYC charges. The fraudster made the victim install the Any Desk application on his mobile phone and gave directions on how to pay the amount through a debit card. The suspect took information about the debit card Gaurav Kanthwal Tribune News Service Zirakpur, May 29 Diarrhoea outbreak in Zirakpur is a yearly phenomenon. Reason: contaminated water supply, lack of chlorination at tubewells and old worn-out pipelines. Sewage water gets mixed with drinking water due to leakage in pipes and often becomes the cause of a diarrhoea outbreak. Hundreds of residents of housing societies, particularly children and the elderly, fall ill due to it. A stopgap arrangement is made with water tankers and a localised ❝ Sewage water gets mixed with drinking water due to leakage in pipes and often becomes the cause of a diarrhoea outbreak. Hundreds of residents of housing societies, particularly children and the elderly, fall ill due to it. DOCSPEAK The diarrhoea and dengue problems generally begin in June-July. Frequent chlorination and fogging can check this problem. ❝ ❞ Pommel Chathrath, DHAKOLI SMO leakage plugged, but the problem continues. It is not only the densely populated areas but posh areas too PLUGGING LEAKAGES We have dealt with this problem in the recent past and have resolved issues successfully in Ekta Vihar and Gazipur. As and when an issue arises, we act proactively and fix the problem. We are analysing vulnerable areas and plugging leakages so that problems do not occur again. Udayvir Singh Dhillon, Drinking water that leaked from a pipeline at Pabhat in Zirakpur on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR that have fallen prey to it. Gazipur, Sukhna Enclave, Peermuchalla, Ekta Vihar, Ravindra Enclave and c m y b ❞ ZIRAKPUR MC PRESIDENT Harmilap Nagar have become the hotspots recently. Illegal connections, uprooting and laying of new sewage lines, road repair and several other such causes often become the cause of contamination, resulting in several The fraudster duped him by making him install an application on his mobile phone on the pretext of getting the KYC of his BSNL SIM done. The police were informed about the incident following which a case was registered at the Sector 36 police station. The matter is being investigated by the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell. and claimed that it was blocked following which he made the victim share details about another card. The suspect managed to withdraw a total of ~5.23 lakh from the two accounts between May 23 and May 24. An attempt to withdraw money from two other bank accounts was made. However, alert bank officials checked with the victim and found that someone was trying to fraudulently withdraw continued on page 3 Cops announce reward for info on assailant Tribune News Service Panchkula, May 29 The police today announced a reward to anyone who gives information about the youth who attempted a murderous attack on former Additional Commissioner, IT, Friday. The police have also released a CCTV grab of the suspect and have appealed to people that if anyone has information regarding him, it should be shared with the in-charge of the crime branch, Sector 19, on mobile number 9115777026 or with the SHO of the Sector 7 police station on his mobile number 8146630063. He said the name of the person sharing the information would be kept secret. Amar Pratap Kakria (77) was attacked with a knife by an unidentified youth when he was resting in a room on the ground floor of his house on Friday afternoon. The victim had received injuries on his neck and left arm. Kakria, in his statement to the police, said he was resting in a room on the ground floor Contaminated water supply, lack of chlorination at tubewells, old worn-out pipelines among reasons to blame SEWAGE GETS MIXED WITH POTABLE WATER DUPED IN GARB OF GETTING KYC ATTACK ON FORMER ADDL COMMISSIONER (IT) Diarrhoea outbreak in Zirakpur a yearly phenomenon STATE OF CIVIC AMENITIES PAGE 3 Rhythm of KBDAV bags gold, silver & bronze, while Daksh of St Anne’s Convent School wins two silver. UT’S DRAFT CYCLING POLICY Incentives also proposed for staff of private sector CHANDIGARH 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 CITY ARCHERS RHYTHM, DAKSH SHINE AT MINI-NATIONALS IN AP people falling sick. Tubewells, the major source of drinking water and storage tanks too get contaminated due to lack of chlorination. Faulty connections, old worn-out pipes and illegal connections are the bane of residents here. In April, more than 100 suspected diarrhoea cases, including children, were reported from Gazipur village. Health officials said 170 houses were surveyed in which 95 diarrhoea patients were found in ward number 17. Last year, a three-year-old girl died of diarrhoea in Baltana and a 30-year-old man also succumbed to the infection. Over 170 cases were reported from Ekta Vihar, Ravindra Enclave and Harmilap Nagar. THE CASE Amar Pratap Kakria (77) was attacked with a knife by an unidentified youth when he was resting in a room on the ground floor of his house in Panchkula on Friday afternoon. The victim had received injuries on his neck and left arm. The police had registered a case against the unidentified suspect under Sections 323, 324, 452 and 506 of the IPC at the Sector 7 police station. A CCTV grab of the suspect. of his house. He said around 2.45 pm, a youth, who had covered his face with a cloth, continued on page 3 UT SEES 15 FRESH CASES Chandigarh: The city witnessed 15 fresh Covid cases on Sunday, taking the active caseload to 100. While there was no fresh fatality due to the virus, 13 patients recovered from the disease. The virus has claimed 1,165 lives in the city so far. TNS 9 FOUND +VE IN MOHALI Mohali: Nine fresh Covid cases surfaced in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases to 96,025, while four patients recovered from the virus. No new death due to the virus was reported on Sunday. There are now 47 active cases. The death toll stands at 1,149. TNS 7 INFECTED IN P’KULA DIST Panchkula: Seven fresh cases surfaced in the district in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 44,340. No new death due to the virus was reported during this period. There are now 21 active cases with 414 deaths in the district. TNS
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