17062022-CT-01.qxd 6/17/2022 12:23 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 17 JUNE 2022 | CHANDIGARH NOW, FILE PLAINTS AGAINST CORRUPTION ON WHATSAPP PAGE 2 Panchkula police issue WhatsApp number 7087091100 for sending voice message or videos of bribe demands. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY GOLF TOURNAMENT: MEHAR, SHAURYA OVERALL CHAMPS MAX 36°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 24.7°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:26 PM Shift elders to hotels, some hire gensets; winds damage 3 power lines Sanjay Bumbroo Tribune News Service WATER SUPPLY AFFECTED TOO Due to the disruption in power supply, the water supply was also affected in the Zirakpur area. There was no water supply for the entire day on Thursday. An official said water was not expected to be supplied till Friday afternoon when the power was likely to be restored. People had to fetch drinking water through tankers being operated by private companies or they had to buy mineral water bottles. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MANOJ MAHAJAN TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 92,865 44,550 96,270 RECOVERED 91,452 44,043 94,954 NEW CASES 35 18 34 ACTIVE 248 93 166 CHANGE 10 2 21 DEATHS 1,165 414 1,150 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 100 PANCHKULA 83 MOHALI 95 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF UT HERITAGE GOES FOR ~4 CRORE Chandigarh: Sixteen heritage items of the city have been auctioned for ~4 crore at Cannes, France. Activist Ajay Jagga said among the auctioned items were a low double-sided storage cabinet in solid teak, a removable single bed, rare living room furniture in solid teak and cotton canvas, including a sofa and two armchairs. TNS CHANDIGARH: Morning rain cooled the city, bringing the maximum temperature down by five degrees and the minimum by seven degrees. The day temperature today fell to 37°C from 42.6°C recorded yesterday. It was one degree below normal. The rain also brought the night temperature down by 7°C. The minimum temperature came down from 31.9°C yesterday to 24.7°C today, one degree below normal. The city recorded 12.1 mm of rainfall today. The rain is expected to continue till June 20. — TNS UT SEES 35 NEW CASES Repair work in progress after a high-tension electricity pole was uprooted due to a windstorm, in Zirakpur on Thursday; and below a fallen electricity pole near IISER on Airport Road in Mohali. Sippy visited Sec 27 park for three days before being shot Amit Sharma Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 16 National-level shooter and advocate Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu, aka Sippy Sidhu, who was shot dead at a park in Sector 27, had visited the park for three consecutive days before being shot on September 20, evening. The CBI, in its report, has stated that in the last three days, from September 18, 2015, to September 20, Sippy had visited the Sector 27 park. Sippy’s mobile location was of Sector 27. On September 18, 2015, Sippy was supposed to watch a movie, “Everest”, in the evening at Elante Mall, with his girlfriend. When Sippy was present with her in his car, he received three calls made from mehndi applier Harishankar Gupta’s phone at Sector 19 between 8.11 pm and 8.13 pm. After the calls, Sippy was upset and nervous. Sippy cancelled the show after which he dropped his girlfriend back to Mohali. According to the investigat- The mother & brother of Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu, aka Sippy Sidhu, address the media in Mohali on Thursday. MANOJ MAHAJAN SEND ACTING CJ ON LONG LEAVE: VICTIM’S KIN Mohali: “We have full faith in the judiciary, but till the case is being heard in the court, the Acting Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, who is also the mother of the accused, should be sent on long leave as she can influence the court proceedings”. This was stated by Deepinder Kaur and Zippy Sidhu, mother and younger brother of the victim, Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu, aka Sippy Sidhu, a national-level shooter and advocate, who was shot dead at a park in Sector 27, Chandigarh. Thanking the Almighty, they said with the arrest of Kalyani Singh, daughter of Acting Chief Justice Sabina, by the CBI in the murder case, they had won half the battle. They said they would continue to fight to take the case to its logical end. ing agency, the impact of the calls was so strong that Sippy reached Sector 27 at 9.06 pm. Later, at 9.45 pm, his mobile location was of his house in Mohali. Earlier in the day, accused Kalyani Singh had visited Sippy’s office and both were discussing some issue where she was speaking loudly and Sippy tried to pacify her. On September 19, 2015, too, Kalyani had come to his office. After she left, Sippy was upset, revealed the CBI investigation. Interestingly, continued on page 2 Attendants at the mercy of the elements Forced to put up in corridors, parks and pavements amid sweltering heat STATE OF HOSPITALS Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Attendants of patients wait outside the emergency at the PGI, Chandigarh, on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Chandigarh, June 16 Patients from far-off places such as Uttar Pradesh, Himachal, Bihar and Rajasthan come to the PGI for treatment as their last hope and their attendants spend days staying up day and night on the hospital premises. There are two-three serais and Gurdwara Sahib near the PGI which these attendants use for changing clothes and taking a bath. Khushnuma (40) has been staying outside the emergency block along with three children for the past 17 days as her husband is being treated in the emergency. “I have not eaten food for the past two days. One of my kids is unwell due to the extreme hot weather. There is no option but to put up here in this miserable condition.” Shehnaaz (50), along with five of her family members, was inconsolable as her son was seeking continued on page 2 c m y b City Congress takes out a protest march against the Modi government over the ‘misuse’ of Central agencies. SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:21 AM Rain cools down city, expect more Chandigarh: The city witnessed 35 fresh cases of Covid on Thursday. While no new fatality was reported, 25 more persons recovered from the disease. TNS 34 GET VIRUS IN MOHALI Mohali: As many as 34 fresh cases of Covid surfaced in the district during the past 24 hours. TNS 18 POSITIVE IN P’KULA Panchkula: The district reported 18 fresh cases of Covid during the past 24 hours, while 20 patients were cured. TNS PAGE 3 CONGRESS WORKERS PROTEST ‘MISUSE’ OF CENTRAL AGENCIES Mehar Nijjer and Shaurya Dagar emerge as overall gross winners of Open Juniors Golf Tournament. Residents sweat it out as Zirakpur goes powerless Mohali, June 16 Gusty winds, accompanied by rain, damaged three 66 kV power transmission line towers, disrupting power supply in the Pabhat area and other parts of Zirakpur for over 24 hours, forcing people to sweat it out in the sweltering heat. Three 66 kV power towers collapsed in fields near a village on Airport Road, causing disruption of power supply to the Zirakpur area around 7 pm yesterday, shutting down all feeders at Daulat Singh Wala in Pabhat village and at the Ramgarh Bhuda sub-station. Several areas, including Pabhat, Balaji Enclave, VIP Road, Lohgarh, Guru Nanak Nagar, Abhepur, Chhat village and Singhpura in Zirakpur remained powerless for over 24 hours, and it will take at least 24 hours more to restore the supply as the work is being done on a war footing and until then, temporary arrangements have been made to power substations after which the supply will be continued on page 2 PAGE 2 TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Bulk generators may have to process waste in-house Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 16 Institutions which produce 50 kg of waste per day may have to mandatorily undertake in-house processing. With an aim to reduce the amount of total wet waste of the city at the bulk generators’ level, the Municipal Corporation has written to the UT Administration to make changes in the solid waste management bylaws. At present, institutions which produce 100 kg of garbage per day are required to do inhouse processing. Only 25 institutions are processing waste at their end. According to the MC, all commercial, institutional and multi-storey buildings, and religious and government undertakings are covered under the bulk waste generator category. Chandigarh produces a total of 550 tonne of waste per day. Of this, 350 tonne is wet garbage alone. “Our aim is to reduce the quantum of wet waste, besides starting a facility for proper wet waste processing,” said MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra. The MC chief said in six months, they had raised the garbage-processing capacity Change bylaws, MC writes to UT Admn WHAT THE MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER SAYS Our aim is to reduce the quantum of wet waste, besides starting a facility for proper wet waste processing. ❝ ❞ Anindita Mitra, MC COMMISSIONER << Puja Ghai of Sector 22-B, Chandigarh, shows the composting process on Thursday. PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI THOSE PRODUCING 50 KG OF GARBAGE ON MIND ■ At present, institutions which produce 100 kg garbage per day are required to do in-house processing from 70 tonne per day to 140 tonne per day and the aim was to raise it to 200 tonne over the next three months. “Due to better management of the plant after receiving segregated waste and reducing the composting cycle from 45 days to 20 days, we have been able to increase the quantity of processed garbage,” she said. Estate Officer okays amendments to bylaws The UT Estate Officer-cumDeputy Commissioner has ■ Institutions which produce 50-kg waste a day may have to mandatorily undertake in-house processing approved amendments to the building bylaws to make home composting mandatory for 2 kanal houses. “The Estate Officer has okayed it and now, the Chief Architect will take a call on it. Following this, we will send it to the Administrator for final approval,” said the MC chief. For promoting home composting, the civic body has distributed two buckets each to 2,000 households in 10 selected wards. Kitchen waste continued on page 2
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