09082022-CT-01.qxd 8/9/2022 12:36 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 9 AUGUST 2022 | CHANDIGARH YOUTH STABBED WITH PEN IN DRUNKEN SCUFFLE, DIES PAGE 2 A scuffle between two drunk youths in the wee hours of Monday ends in the death of one of them in Zirakpur. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 97,442 47,363 99,663 RECOVERED 95,499 46,629 97,860 NEW CASES 72 19 61 ACTIVE 772 316 642 CHANGE 3 63 4 DEATHS 1,171 418 1,161 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 77 PANCHKULA 44 MOHALI 46 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF HUMILIATED, GIRL HANGS SELF Dera Bassi: A 12-year-old Class VI schoolgirl, resident of Bhagat Singh Nagar, Barwala Road, died by hanging after feeling humiliated over allegations of phone theft. The girl’s mother and uncle were working at a private factory. Her uncle had asked his sister for an old mobile phone. She bought one for Rs 3,000 from a girl in the factory. On Monday, some people came to their home and abused the family, alleging the phone had been stolen. Later, the girl hanged herself, said police. TNS YOUTH CONGRESS WORKERS PROTEST INCREASING PRICES MAX 37°C | MIN 29°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36.3°C | MIN 27.6°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:11 PM PAGE 2 ACCUSED GETS 20-YEAR RI FOR RAPING MINOR GIRL Police use water cannons to stop protesting Youth Cong workers from marching towards MP’s residence. Court sentences an accused to 20-year rigorous imprisonment for raping a girl aged around eight years. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:46 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Month on,UT yet to fix responsibility CARMEL TRAGEDY Adviser says awaiting report by one-member inquiry committee Dushyant Singh Pundir ROAD TO RECOVERY Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 8 Even after a month, the UT Administration is yet to fix responsibility in the Carmel Convent School incident in which a 16-year-old girl lost her life and 19 others suffered injuries after a part of the heritage peepal tree fell on school premises on July 8. The 250-year-old peepal tree was found to have been infested with termites, apparently leading to the incident. On July 12, the administration had constituted a onemember inquiry committee headed by Justice Jitendra Chauhan (retd), a former judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, to ascertain the facts and fix responsibility in the incident. The committee was also entrusted with suggesting remedial action to be taken to prevent any such untoward incidents in future. The committee requested the general public to give suggestions for preservation of trees so as to prevent recurrence of such incidents. On fixing responsibility, UT Adviser Dharam Pal said the report of the inquiry committee was yet to be submitted. He further said responsibility could continued on page 2 JULY 8 DAY 2 DAY 5 DAY 5 DAY 8 DAY 10 DAY 17 ❝ It was extremely challenging. There were moments of hopelessness and despair. But PGI team, with constant support, made me emerge victorious from a near-death situation. I am deeply indebted Attendant Sheela Devi gets greetings from students and staff of Carmel Convent at PGI. PRADEEP TEWARI 277 illegal structures removed in 3 yrs CHARGES IMPOSED TOTAL PAID PENDING ~38.93L ~34.06L ~4.86L portation charges on actual basis. “In case more than one unit is demolished on a particular day, the cost is apportioned among the units taken up for demolition,” he added. All allottees who had not yet paid the demolition charges were required to pay the same immediately along with applicable interest for the delayed period to avoid cancellation of their units, he said. — TNS Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 8 After having spent a month at the PGIMER getting treated for grievous injuries suffered during the July 8 Carmel Convent School tragedy, attendant Sheela Devi’s joy knew no bounds today as she stood up from her wheelchair and walked up to waiting school staff and students at the hospital, from where she was discharged after a miraculous recovery. Sheela hugged students and staff and expressed willingness to get back to work. Although, she faintly remembers what had unfolded that fateful day, her daughter Jaspreet shared her mother had been told she had fallen off the stairs at the school. She wants to get back to Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 8 The Punjab Government has released dues amounting Rs 10.40 crore to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme. In a span of a year, the PGIMER had treated over 14,000 patients from Punjab under the insurance scheme. The institute had stopped treating patients from Punjab under Ayushman after the dues accumulated to Rs 16 crore for seven months. A day after the institute stopped treatment of Punjab patients under the scheme, the state government sanctioned Rs 100 crore to government hospitals of Punjab and Chandigarh, including PGIMER. The government hospitals of Chandigarh — GMSH-16 and GMCH-32 — have also received their dues — Rs 21 lakh and Rs 86 lakh, respectively. While the GMSH-16 had stopped treatment of Punjab patients two weeks ago, the PENDING CLAIMS HOSPITAL PGI GMCH-32 GMSH-16 CH MANI MAJRA CH-44 PVT HOSPITALS DUES ~6 CR ~1.35 CR ~3.85L ~0.44L ~0.75L ~70.20L (AS ON AUG 8) GMCH-32 stopped offering services in March after dues exceeded Rs 2.3 crore. However, no dues have been cleared for private hospitals by the state government so far. The Principle Health Secretary, Punjab, had written to the UT Health Secretary requesting him to resume services for Punjab patients while assuring the dues would be cleared in a few days. Silver lining for SD College boxer at CWG Deepankar Sharda Jhajjar-based Sagar’s father says proud of achievement Tribune News Service LEARNING CURVE It’s just the beginning. I have set my aim and with God’s grace, I will achieve it. The CWG was a learning curve and I am bringing back with me valuable experience FILE PHOTO ❝ preparing for his welcome on Tuesday,” said an elated Rajesh. Sagar, who is pursuing his final year in gradua- ❞ Sheela Devi, CARMEL CONVENT ATTENDANT Discharged, Sheela keen on getting back to work Naina Mishra Chandigarh, August 8 To ensure effective actions against illegal constructions and encroachments on government land, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has recovered more than Rs 34 lakh as the cost of demolition. During the past three years, the CHB has demolished as many as 277 unauthorised constructions and recovered the cost of demolition from the allottees, said Yashpal Garg, Chief Executive Officer, CHB. Of Rs 38,93,119 demand raised, Rs 34,06,696 had been paid, while Rs 4,86,423 was still due, he said, adding in case of non-payment, allotments of erring allottees were liable to be cancelled. Garg said: “All allottees who have been issued challans/demolition notices against fresh constructions are required to remove the violations immediately to avoid demolition by the CHB.” The penalty comprised labour cost, including food charges, salary of CHB staff deployed for duty, cost of machinery deployed and trans- Put on ventilator Limb movement Takes verbal commands Opens eyes Weaned off ventilator Comes out of coma Leaves ICU ward NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE CHB recovers ~34L Pb clears PGI’s ~10-cr as demolition cost dues for Ayushman Chandigarh, August 8 “Instead of keeping money in the bank, I bet it on my boy so that he could bring laurels,” says Rajesh Ahlawat, a small farmer from Dhandlan village (near Dighal) of Jhajjar district, whose investment has finally paid off as Indian boxer and his son Sagar Ahlawat bagged the silver medal in the Men’s Over 92 kg category of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Sunday. “We are seven siblings and stay together. He has not only made me but the entire family, community and village proud. The community is PAGE 2 Sagar Ahlawat, BOXER ❞ tion from GGDSD College, Sector 32, is the first generation of boxers in his family to achieve the feat. “I used to play volleyball, but never got a chance to pursue it further. I decided to make him a sportsperson and he chose boxing. Now, nine youngsters in the family wish to be boxers. His younger sister also wants to take to sports, but she is good at studies,” adds Rajesh, who now wants his son to set his eyes on Olympics. “He is a natural. He started practising in Jhajjar and later moved to Chandigarh. He still plays there,” he added. Sagar was selected for the Indian national camp from Chandigarh and made the city proud by bagging the silver medal. This is perhaps the continued on page 2 c m y b work, but the authorities have told her to get rest and recover fully. “In such cases, the patient feels amnesia and can barely remember the accident due to trauma. Her hugging the students indicated she was emotional to see them. However, she doesn’t recall much. During her stay, we would often interact with her daughter and share with her health updates of her mother. She would always say her mother would open eyes. So showed tremendous courage at such a tender age,” said Prof Vipin Kaushal, Medical Superintendent, PGIMER. Sharing her journey, Sheela said: “It was extremely challenging. During the one month of tribulation, there were moments of fear and continued on page 2 An elated Saarth Singla with family members at his Sector 50-D residence in Chandigarh on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY Saarth tops city with AIR 41 in JEE-Mains Chandigarh, August 8 Saarth Singla emerged Chandigarh topper by securing 41st all-India rank (AIR) with 99.9984363 percentile score in the JEE-Mains 2022. Saarth is a Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) scholar. He is from Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32C. His father Sanjeev Singla is an advocate by profession and mother Deepika Singla a homemaker. A resident of Sector 50-D, Saarth aims to become a computer science engineer and his priority is to get admission to the IIT-Mumbai. Also, city student Vaasu Singla secured AIR 46 with 99.9984317 Vaasu of Sec 38 school second with 46th rank TWINS AMONG TOP 100 ■ Identical twins Somya & Soumil Bansal secure 73 and 90 ranks ■ Both are students of Government Model School, Mani Majra percentile, while Somya Bansal got AIR 73 with 99.99645385 percentile and Soumil Bansal AIR 90 with 99.9948274 percentile score. Vaasu has also qualified National Standard Examination in chemistry and astronomy, besides International Physics Olympiad. He is from Sri Guru Harkrishan Model School, Sector 38. — TNS
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