21072022-CT-01.qxd 7/21/2022 12:41 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 21 JULY 2022 | CHANDIGARH YOUTH DIES IN YET ANOTHER ROOF COLLAPSE IN DERA BASSI AREA An 18-year-old youth, identified as Anish Kumar, died after the roof of his house collapsed at Mubarikpur village. GENERALLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 95,144 45,971 97,889 RECOVERED 93,424 45,243 96,209 NEW CASES 98 102 133 ACTIVE 555 312 521 CHANGE 26 40 72 DEATHS 1,165 416 1,159 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX 51 PANCHKULA 44 MOHALI 49 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF WOMAN DIES AS E-RICKSHAW FLIPS Chandigarh: A woman passenger was killed when the E-rickshaw she was travelling in overturned in Mani Majra. Prem Singh, a resident of New Indira Colony, claimed an Erickshaw being rashly driven by Ramu Dass overturned near the Sports Complex, injuring his mother Vidya. The victim was taken to the PGI where she was declared dead on arrival. A case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC has been registered at the Mani Majra police station. TNS PAGE 3 SUNSET THURSDAY 7:23 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:35 AM 99 FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Tribune News Service Mohali, July 20 The police today apprehended four juveniles, in the age group of 13 to 14 years, and recovered seven stolen motorcycles from them. The suspects, students of Classes VIII and IX, used to steal bikes from nearby areas and parked these with Pradeep Kumar, a Patiala resident, once they ran out of fuel. The cops had come across videos of tug-of-war between stolen Enfield and Splendour motorcycles in rain-soaked paddy fields. On July 18, a case under Section 379 of the IPC was registered at the Sohana police station against Pradeep. Following a tip-off, the Conversion policy for residential EXISTING 1996 properties was brought in 1983 Commercial plots last converted into freehold POLICIES 70% TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD 4 teens held with 7 stolen bikes UT Admn writes to MHA | Relief in store for commercial, industrial lessees of commercial, industrial properties currently on lease PAGE 3 The UT Administration reconstitutes the Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee, appoints new members. Move to convert business properties to freehold units Chandigarh, July 20 Taking up the matter of allowing conversion of commercial and industrial leasehold properties into freehold, the UT Administration has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) seeking in-principal approval. If the MHA gives the goahead, which is pending for a long time despite various requests, a specific scheme mentioning the categorywise conversion rates will be readied. Following which, it will again be sent to the MHA for another approval. While, a conversion policy for residential properties exists since 1996, the policy for commercial units has been hanging fire for over three decades. This has caused inconvenience to city’s business and industrial community. The realty sector has also failed to pick up owing to this. Unlike freehold properties, allottees of leasehold properties find it hard to sell these or raise a loan, besides other issues. The UT had last converted Continued on page 2 ADMN RECONSTITUTES HERITAGE PANEL, APPOINTS 2 NEW MEMBERS The Cyber Cell of UT police arrests a Ghana national for allegedly duping a woman of ~3.25L by posing as an NRI. MAX 31°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 25.6°C Tribune News Service CHANDIGARH GHANA MAN HELD FOR DUPING WOMAN ON MATRIMONIAL SITE years’ lease period, with govt holding ownership rights The stolen bikes recovered by the police in Mohali. TRIBUNE PHOTO ALL AGED 13 TO 14 YRS; PERFORMED STUNTS ■ Juveniles, aged 13-14 yrs, lived ■ Once out of fuel, bikes were parked in shanties and studied in Classes VIII and IX ■ The suspects used to steal bikes from nearby areas and perform stunts on these in fields with Patiala resident Pradeep Kumar, who has been booked ■ The police had come across videos of tug-of-war between bikes in paddy fields police set up a checkpoint on the Aerocity Road on July 19 and apprehended four juveniles, hailing from UP and Bihar, with stolen bikes. Sohana SHO Gurjit Singh said: “The juveniles used to Continued on page 2 FILE FORECAST PAGE 2 STRUGGLING TO FIND BUYERS AT AUCTIONS ■ The Chandigarh Housing Board has struggled to auction off residential as well as commercial properties on a leasehold basis ■ Buyers are also not evincing interest in leasehold properties of the Estate Office and Municipal Corporation ■ Besides other issues, allottees of leasehold properties in the city are finding it hard to sell plots or raise loans against these ■ If approved, a scheme mentioning category-wise conversion rates will be prepared and sent to the MHA for nod WILL BRING IN BOOM the move fructifies, ❝If business and more revenue will come into the city. There will be a boom here — Charanjiv Singh, ❞ PRESIDENT, CHANDIGARH BEOPAR MANDAL IRON OUT ISSUES OR APPEAR IN COURT: SC TO UT, CENTRE ■ During resumed hearing in SC on July 18 in the ‘Estate Office vs Charanjit Kaur’ case, a Division Bench stated: “As per the status report filed, we find Chandigarh Administration is passing on the burden of certain issues on MHA.” ■ It directed UT Adviser to meet Joint Secy, MHA, and iron out issues that could be decided by mutual discussion. “If issues are not resolved, the two shall appear in this court on August 29,” it ordered. c m y b Cop suffers gunshot wound at Sec 22 hotel Chandigarh, July 20 A 23-year-old Punjab Police constable suffered a gunshot wound under mysterious circumstances at a Sector 22 hotel here in the wee hours today. The bullet was fired from his AK-47 service rifle. Constable Deepak Singh, along with Constable Ankit, had checked into Hotel Diamond Plaza around 1 am. Preliminary probe suggests accidental fire Around 5.30 am, the hotel staff heard a gunshot from the room. They knocked at the door, but nobody initially answered. Ankit later opened the door Continued on page 2 Attendant’s health improving: Docs Chandigarh, July 20 The 40-year-old, Sheela, who fell into coma after a termiteinfested tree fell at Carmel Convent School, has started showing signs of recovery. According to the official statement released by the PGIMER, the bus attendant’s vitals are stable and is responding to verbal commands. She has started opening eyes too. However, she is Continued on page 2
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