20072022-CT-01.qxd 7/20/2022 12:57 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 20 JULY 2022 | CHANDIGARH SECTOR 30 WOMAN LOSES ~3.25 LAKH TO ONLINE FRAUD A 38-year-old woman duped of ~3.25 lakh by a fraudster whom she had met on a matrimonial site. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 95,046 45,869 97,756 RECOVERED 93,352 45,181 96,148 NEW CASES 60 83 89 ACTIVE 529 272 449 CHANGE 14 42 23 DEATHS 1,165 416 1,159 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 73 PANCHKULA 63 MOHALI 64 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF RAIN PREDICTED IN TRICITY FOR FIVE DAYS Chandigarh: The weather department has issued a rain forecast for at least five days. “Fairly widespread to widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated heavy showers and thunderstorm/ lightning are very likely in tricity from July 20-24. A significant change in maximum temperatures is expected during the next five days,” said a weather update. In the next five days, the day’s temp is expected to fall to 31 °C. TNS PAGE 2 Students protest after a 6th semester examination of BA/BCom LLB course was cancelled by the PU authorities. MAX 34°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37.1°C | MIN 28.4°C Chandigarh, July 19 A one-member inquiry committee headed by Justice Jitendra Chauhan (retd) has started investigation into the July 8 Carmel Convent School tragedy in which a schoolgirl lost her life and 19 others, including a woman bus attendant, suffered injuries after part of a tree fell on them. The bus attendant is currently undergoing treatment at the PGIMER. Following the incident, the UT Administration had constituted a one-member committee to ascertain the reasons for the mishap and fix responsibility, besides suggesting remedial measures to be taken. Today, a research team from the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, visited Chandigarh and interacted with Justice Chauhan. The retired judge along with the team later visited the school and interacted with the management and teachers. Further, for scientific management of trees, the team has decided to study issues related to plant pathology, entomology and will have ultrasonic study to find out the extent of hollowness in any standing tree. The committee requested the general public to give FELLING OF 72 TREES BEGINS A dead tree being axed at govt school in Sector 22. MANOJ MAHAJAN SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT ■ A team from Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, will study issues related to plant pathology, entomology their suggestions in this regard for preservation of trees so as to prevent recurrence of such incidents. Suggestions can be given in person to Justice Chauhan (retd) at his official address — CHB, Ist Floor, B-Block, Sector 9, Chandigarh, after taking appointment on contact number 0172-2741142 or can be sent via email email@example.com. — TNS ■ The team will conduct ultrasonic study to find out the extent of hollowness in any standing tree 89 more test positive in Mohali The overturned car of Jaani Johan (inset) at the traffic lights near Sector 88, Mohali, on Tuesday. Lyricist, 2 others hurt in Mohali car crash Mohali, July 19 Lyricist and music composer Jaani Johan and two others were injured when the SUV they were travelling in hit another car at the traffic lights near Sector 88 this evening. Both vehicles flipped twice before landing upside down around 7.30 pm. Cops said the vehicles apparently failed to stop at the intersection and crashed into each other. The 33-year-old lyricist from Gidderbaha and two other occupants were taken to a pri- 2 VEHICLES OVERTURN ■ Jaani Johan’s SUV and another vehicle flipped twice before landing upside down ■ Cops said the vehicles apparently failed to stop at the intersection near Sector 88 ■ Janni has penned lyrics for songs such as “Naah”, “Kya Baat Ay” for Harrdy Sandhu vate hospital in Mohali, while passengers of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries. continued on page 3 Chandigarh, July 19 Over 10 days after being admitted to the PGIMER, woman bus attendant of Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, Sheela has been taken off ventilator support. The patient, who had slipped into coma after suffering a severe head injury, is still maintaining “M65” coma status. As per medical officials of Chandigarh, July 19 In yet another incident of impersonation to dupe people, some fraudster used Chief Justice Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Ravi Shanker Jha’s name and display picture (DP) to seek Amazon gift cards from HC officials on WhatsApp. Asked to arrange Amazon gift cards; probe on Sources said senior officials in the ranks of Registrar and Joint Registrar today received messages from three numbers bearing the picture of the Chief Justice. The suspects perhaps knew the names of some of the officials and addressed them by their names, asking them if they were familiar with Amazon pay gift cards. The suspects further directed them to arrange the gift cards in under an hour. The officials got suspicious and discussed the matter with senior officials, who further brought it to the notice of the Chief Justice. continued on page 3 Only 7.6% jabbed, UT CBI submits two-page Admn ramps up drive status report in court Naina Mishra BOOSTER DOSE Spl camps being held at major offices, public places Chandigarh, July 19 In a bid to increase coverage of the limited free booster dose against Covid-19, the Chandigarh Administration has started organising camps at large office complexes (public and private) and public places, including railway station. Of the 8.43 lakh eligible adult population in Chandigarh, only 59,271 persons have so far availed of the third dose, which translates to 7 per cent coverage. The city had attained 100 per cent coverage of double dose vaccination in January. In the recent changes intro- FILE Tribune News Service duced by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the gap between second and continued on page 2 Chandigarh, July 19 The CBI has told the court a fresh final report under Section 173 of the CrPC will be filed in connection with probe into the Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu, alias Sippy Sidhu, murder case. This has been stated by CBI DSP Ravinder Kush in a twopage status report filed before Sukhdev Singh, Special Judicial Magistrate, CBI, Chandigarh, today. The court had earlier directed the CBI to file a fresh status report regarding further investigation. The CBI said the investigation was on and after its completion, a fresh final report under Section 173 would be 2 MORE FALL, CAR DAMAGED Two trees fell in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A car was damaged after a tree branch fell on it at the Sectors 24/25/37/38 junction. The flow of traffic was briefly affected as the branch blocked the road. In another incident, a tree fell in Sector 22, but no damage or injuries were reported. TNS Sheela off ventilator support, still comatose Bid to trick HC staff using CJ’s profile The city witnessed 60 fresh Covid cases on Tuesday, taking the active caseload to 529. As many as 74 patients recovered from the disease — TNS PANCHKULA: A total of 83 persons tested positive during the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 45,869 in district. However, no fresh death was reported on Tuesday. So far, 45,181 patients have been cured. There are 272 active cases. — TNS SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:35 AM Teams of the UT Administration have started removing dead and dry trees from city schools. The admn has identified 72 trees in 204 schools. Justice Jitendra Chauhan (retd) and members of a team from the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, at Carmel Convent. SIPPY MURDER CASE FRESH FINAL REPORT AFTER PROBE ■ CBI said fresh final report would be submitted under Sec 173, CrPC ■ The complainants sought trial of cops for destruction of evidence filed in court. In view of this, the CBI urged the court to decide the untraced report as per law in the interest of the case. However, on specific query of the court, Sippy’s continued on page 3 c m y b PAGE 3 Haryana Speaker Gian Chand Gupta inaugurates work on first phase of ‘Oxi Van’ by planting saplings in Panchkula. CARMEL TRAGEDY Justice Chauhan, team from Dehradun visit school CHANDIGARH: 83 more contract virus in Panchkula SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:24 PM HARYANA SPEAKER INAUGURATES WORK ON ‘OXI VAN’ IN P’KULA One-member panel begins probe UT sees 60 cases MOHALI: As many as 89 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported from the district during the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 97,756, while 61 patients were cured of the disease. However, no fresh death was reported on Tuesday. There are 449 active cases in the district. — TNS PAGE 2 ROW OVER RESCHEDULING OF PANJAB UNIVERSITY LAW EXAM Showing some response, say PGI officials the institute, the patient has starting showing some response, but was still comatose. She is maintaining stable blood pressure and is haemodynamically (functioning of blood circulation) stable. Around 30 students are organising a fundraiser in Sector 9 for the family of the 40year-old patient. The school authorities have consented to foot the medical bill for the attendant’s treatment at the PGIMER.— TNS TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE UTpanel for allowing sheds in backyard, changes in FAR rules Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 19 An 11-member committee, headed by MP Kirron Kher, constituted to streamline the process of the Estate Office has recommended major relief measures for city residents. Among the recommendations, it has said retractable/temporary roof should be allowed on open courtyard in the front and rear of the building without considering it as modification in building and floor area ratio (FAR). The committee was constituted by the UT Administrator on October 5, 2021, on the directions of the Supreme Court to streamline property-related processes of Estate Office. The committee has recommended that for availing additional FAR, the administration should adopt a different formula for different type of properties. It has directed that a subcommittee of Assistant Estate Officer, CHB Secretary and MC Joint Commissioner should recommend a different formula for different type of properties. Currently, rates of additional purchasable FAR are same 11-MEMBER COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS ■ For availing addition- al floor area ratio (FAR), admn should adopt different formula for different properties ■ Temporary backyard shed not be considered modification in building and FAR ■ 45-day period be given to owners for submission of sanctionable building plan ■ Conversion charges be considered as per collector rate and not current value ■ Penalty be levied after 45 days of issuance of show-cause notice for commercial, residential, institutional properties. Majority of restaurants are being operated in Sectors 26 and 7. Open courtyard is designed in the front and rear of the building. The committee has recommended that retractable/temporary roof be allowed without considering it as any modification in building and FAR. However, nonsanctionable violations not conforming to the Chandigarh Building Rules (Urban)-2017 continued on page 3
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