20062022-CT-01.qxd 6/20/2022 12:56 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 20 JUNE 2022 | CHANDIGARH 13,756 KIDS GIVEN POLIO DROPS ON DAY 1 OF THREE-DAY DRIVE PAGE 2 With special focus on slum & migratory population, the Patiala Health Dept kicks off a thee-day pulse polio drive. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY PAGE 3 68.2 PC POLLING IN 31 WARDS OF KALKA MUNICIPAL COUNCIL TO MARK RAHUL'S B’DAY, CONG HOLDS VAX CAMPS, LANGAR A total of 59,741 voters exercise their franchise from 7 am to 6 pm at 97 booths set up in 49 polling stations. MAX 32°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31.3°C | MIN 22.7°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:27 PM PAGE 3 Congress organises social welfare programmes in different parts of the city to mark Rahul’s 52nd birthday. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:22 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Kalyani’s remand extended on grounds cited earlier too Because health is wealth Was non-cooperative, evasive during remand, says CBI SIPPY MURDER CASE ACCUSED TAKEN TO CRIME SPOT CBI officials on Saturday evening took Kalyani to the Sector 27 park where Sippy was shot dead. Sources said the CBI wanted to reconstruct the crime scene. However, she was non-responsive. FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST TO HELP The accused will be grilled in presence of a forensic psychologist. Forensic psychology involves application of psychological knowledge & methods to help answer legal questions arising in civil or criminal proceedings. Amit Sharma CAR TRACED: CBI Tribune News Service A rehearsal for the International Day of Yoga event underway at Rock Garden in Chandigarh on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO POSITIVE 93,057 44,651 96,370 RECOVERED 91,570 44,100 95,013 NEW CASES 73 24 46 ACTIVE 322 137 207 CHANGE 27 4 30 DEATHS 1,165 414 1,150 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 66 PANCHKULA 73 MOHALI 59 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF CASE REGISTERED ON COURT ORDERS Chandigarh: Over six years after a man reportedly committed suicide, the UT police have registered a case of abetment to suicide against suspect Ajmer Singh Bhullar and others. The case has been registered on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on a petition filed by the victim’s wife, a resident of Delhi. Arun Sharma had committed suicide in December 2016. He had left a suicide note in a car. A case has been registered at the Sector 19 police station. TNS One more held for assault on scribe Mohali, June 19 The local police today arrested the second suspect in the case of robbery and assault on a scribe of a vernacular daily on May 4. The suspect has been identified as Ravi Rajput, a resident of Kathgarh village that falls under the Dhakoli police station. The Zirakpur SHO, Inspector Deepinder Brar, said on May 4, Alok, a scribe with a vernacular daily in Panchkula, was returning continued on page 3 Baby girl found abandoned in sack Mohali, June 19 The local police recovered a six-month-old girl, packed in a sack, from bushes at Chhat village in Zirakpur today. A case has been registered against the girl’s unidentified parents for abandoning her in bushes. The police said they continued on page 3 Four rob elderly couple of ~90,000, jewellery and son at night. After hearing some sound around 1 am, he got up and saw four unknown persons present in the house, who had sharp weapons and sticks in their hands. Seeing him move towards them, the robbers attacked him, he said. Mahinder said he became unconscious and fell on the ground. The robbers fled from the house with ~90,000, gold ornaments and four mobile phones. He said the robbers had picked up the sticks from a wooden saw installed in the house. Balwinder Singh, continued on page 3 Tribune News Service Mohali, June 19 An elderly couple was allegedly robbed of cash and jewellery worth several lakhs when four robbers, armed with sticks, barged into a house in the Trivedi Camp area at Mubarikpur in Dera Bassi on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. SI Balwinder Singh, along with a police team, visited the spot. Mahinder Singh (75), in his complaint to the police, stated that he was sleeping in the house along with his wife Guard killed as vehicle hits bike Mohali, June 19 A security guard was killed when his motorcycle was hit by an unknown vehicle on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway in the wee hours of today. The victim has been identified as Makhan Singh (46), a resident of Rajpura. Nishan Singh, brother of the victim and resident of Nizampur, Ambala, in his statement to the police, alleged that he and Makhan were heading towards Rajpura around 3 am on separate vehicles. He said an unknown vehicle hit his brother’s motorcycle when he was heading for his home in Rajpura. The police said continued on page 3 Kalyani, accused in the Sippy murder case, being produced in the District Courts, Chandigarh, on Sunday; & (above) the brother and mother of Sippy outside the court. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: NITIN MITTAL covered, killing Sippy. Both accused thereafter escaped from the spot in two different cars. The CBI claimed that one of the cars used by the accused had been traced and seized. The CBI stated that Kalyani herself was a law graduate; she was required to be confronted with the facts as well as the places that figured during the commission of crime. She was required to be taken to the office of deceased, Panjab University and Sector 19 to reconstruct the chain of events. Earlier, on the day of Kalyani’s arrest, the CBI had sought her 10-day remand on the same grounds of recovering the weapon, and to investigate the role of other accused. Sippy was shot dead at a park in Sector 27 on September 20, 2015. Active cases cross 300-mark in city Get street food delivered SILVER LINING No Covid death in city since Feb 26, hospitalisation low Tribune News Service AS ON JUNE 19 ACTIVE CASES Fresh Positivity rate Covid tests BED OCCUPANCY PGI GMCH-32 GMSH-16 24 INFECTED IN P’KULA 322 73 6% 1,233 18 4 4 10 Panchkula: As many as 24 cases of Covid surfaced in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 44,651. No new death due to the virus was reported during this period. There are now 137 active cases with 414 deaths in the district. TNS COVID SPREADING, UT SEES 73 FRESH CASES Chandigarh, June 19 Covid-19 is spreading with each passing day and the active caseload has already crossed the 300-mark in the city. The city has already recorded 523 fresh cases this month. On Sunday, the city recorded 73 fresh cases, taking the active caslod to 322. The positivity rate stood at 6 per cent in the city. Eighteen patients are admitted to city hospitals, of whom four are at the PGI, four at the GMCH, Sector 32, and 10 patients at the GMSH, Sector 16. The silver lining is that there has been no Covid death in the city since February 26 this year. The hospital admissions also remain low Mohali: As many as 46 fresh cases of Covid surfaced in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 96,370, while 16 patients recovered from the disease. No new death due to the virus was reported on Sunday. There are now 207 active cases. TNS Chandigarh: The city witnessed 73 fresh cases of Covid on Sunday. While no new fatality was reported, 46 more persons recovered from the disease. TNS this time despite the surge in cases. The bed occupancy had slightly increased in the past couple of days, but is 46 POSITIVE IN MOHALI nearly stagnant at 18-20 patients now. Among the admitted patients, a majority have mild symptoms and they do not have an isolation facility at home. Some elderly or comorbid patients with low oxygen saturation rate have also been admitted to the Covid block at the PGI. The positivity rate in the past week remained at 4.18 per cent and an average 46 cases were being reported in the past seven days. Around 1,500 samples are being tested daily in the city. In Panchkula, there are 137 active cases and 207 patients are currently infected with Covid in Mohali. One Covid patient in Mohali is admitted to a hospital, while two are seeking treatment in Panchkula. The remaining patients are seeking home-based care. on doorstep via apps soon Civic body also training vendors in digital payments Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 19 Do not be surprised if you see street vendors home-deliver their food through Zomato/Swiggy or sell goods via Flipkart/Amazon in the near future. The MC is training registered vendors in digital payment methods such as Paytm and will also help them get linked with e-commerce platforms. The process has started. “Under a novel scheme of the Government of India, we have connected 2,500 vendors with Paytm, but linking them with e-commerce sites continued on page 3 14 govt schools in city to have robotics laboratory Naina Mishra ‘LEARNING-BY-DOING APPROACH’ Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 19 In a first, the UT Education Department is planning to set up a robotics laboratory in 14 government schools to provide hands-on learning and promote critical thinking among students. For the establishment of the lab, an outlay of ~91 lakh in each of the clusters was approved by the Ministry of Education (MoE) at a meeting of the Project Approval Board. Each lab will have a robot kit to help students understand the practical concept of science and maths by using the “learning-by-doing approach” where students will be facilitated with hands- ■ For the establishment of the lab, an WHAT ALL THE LAB WILL HAVE ■ Robot kit ■ Mechanical ■ Mechanical ■ DIY circuit kits construction set ■ 3D printer and pen ■ loT, solar, Al, drone ■ Programming kit on experiments. The lab will also have DIY circuit kits to help students understand basic laws circuits in physics and a programming kit that fabrication tools will help them shuffle their thoughts in various sectors of robotics and help find its applications through programming skills and coding. c m y b outlay of ~91 lakh in each of the clusters was approved by the Ministry of Education (MoE) at a meeting of the Project Approval Board. ■ Each lab will have a robot kit to help students understand the practical concept of science and maths by using the “learning-bydoing approach” where students will be facilitated with hands-on experiments. A mechanical construction set will be an add-ons to the DIY kits, which will help students move on to the next level. Students will be able to physically see and observe designs made by them over the CAD software with the help of a 3D printer and pen. Another feature in the lab will be mechanical fabrication tools to help students fabricate their designs with the help of pliers, tools, clamps and hacksaws. Safety equipment will be kept in the lab to ensure safety during project making and prototyping. Earlier, six “Atal Tinkering Labs”, a flagship initiative of the Atal Innovation Mission, Government of India, to cultivate an innovative mindset among high school students, were being set up in government schools of Chandigarh. A food vendor at the motor market in Sector 38 (West). 2,500 VENDORS CONNECTED TO PAYTM Under a novel scheme of the Centre, we have connected 2,500 vendors with Paytm, but linking them with e-commerce sites has some issues. We are working on fixing these. Anindita Mitra, MC COMMISSIONER ❝ ❞ Rain likely for 2 more days Chandigarh, June 19 Rain is expected tomorrow and the day after in the city. According to the Chandigarh Meteorological Department, rain is likely for the next two days and a clear sky is expected thereafter. This month has already seen 31.2 mm of rainfall. “It is due to the influence of a western disturbance at the middle tropospheric level and southwesterly winds from Arabian Sea to northwest India at the lower tropospheric level,” said a Met update. The city today recorded 31.3°C as the maximum temperature, 6.9 degrees below normal. The minimum temperature was 22.7°C. The maximum as well as FILE P’KULA MOHALI The CBI claimed that one of the cars used by the accused to escape from the crime spot had been traced and seized. PRADEEP TEWARI CHD ISTOCK TRICITY COVID REPORT Chandigarh, June 19 The CBI custody of Kalyani Singh, accused in the nationallevel shooter and advocate Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu, aka Sippy Sidhu, murder case, was today extended by two days on the grounds cited earlier, as the CBI during her fourday remand failed to recover the weapon and identify the other accused. The accused was produced before the court of Randeep Kumar, Judicial Magistrate First Class. Public Prosecutor Narender Singh had sought seven days’ remand of the accused to recover the .12 bore shotgun used in the crime, empty cartridges and identify the unknown assailant. Also, one of the main contentions of the CBI was that during the remand, Kalyani was noncooperative, evasive and had been denying crucial facts. She needs to be interrogated in the presence of a forensic psychologist to get meaningful responses of relevant facts. The CBI told the court that an eyewitness had seen Kalyani and an unknown assailant, who had his face the minimum temperatures are expected to rise gradually over the next few days. The city had yesterday recorded the coldest June day after 2013. Yesterday, it had recorded 27.9°C as the maximum temperature, 10.3 degrees below normal. It was way back in June 2013 that the maximum temperature was lower than this. —TNS
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