13092022-CT-01.qxd 9/13/2022 12:47 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 13 SEPTEMBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH PU POLL DATE NOT OUT, BUT CANVASSING IN FULL SWING PAGE 2 Student outfits leaving no stone unturned to reach out to each and every pupil of Panjab University. PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,062 48,280 1,00,885 RECOVERED 97,769 47,839 99,632 NEW CASES 6 2 13 ACTIVE 112 21 85 CHANGE 11 7 DEATHS 1,181 420 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH SUNSET TUESDAY 6:30 PM With limited number of tickets made available for online sale, ‘black marketeers’ out to make quick buck. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:06 AM 41 MOHALI 42 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF TWO HELD FOR SNATCHING MOBILE Chandigarh: Two youths — Avdesh Kumar, alias Rinku (22), of Bathinda, and Virender (19) of Hisar — have been arrested for snatching a mobile phone. Burail resident Pankaj Kashyap claimed his mobile phone was snatched on the road separating Sectors 32 and 46. TNS iPAD STOLEN AT PGI Chandigarh: An unidentified man stole an iPad from a doctor’s room at the PGI. A case of theft has been registered on the complaint of Dr Kushang Khanda of the ENT Department. TNS FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Tribune News Service JCBbreaches line during digging at Sec 34 house |Residents hassled Tribune News Service 65 TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD among Pipeline damage leaves most Chinese nationalloan app21 in UTpolice net for fraud southern areas without water Sandeep Rana PANCHKULA 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.3°C | MIN 26.3°C PAGE 3 IND-AUS T20 MATCH: ‘BLACK MARKETEERS’ ON THE PROWL Housing Board has completed a survey of 1,567 EWS flats at Mauli Jagran and 4,032 units at Maloya. Chandigarh, September 12 Water supply to a number of sectors was affected today after the main pipeline was damaged during digging operations at an under-construction house in Sector 34. A large part of the southern sectors, including 32, 33, 34, 44, 45, 46, 47 and others, either got no or partial water supply in the morning. The supply was finally resorted to some parts late this evening, while troubled residents remained without water in some areas till the filing of the report. MC’s water tankers had to be requisitioned in some areas as harried residents struggled with their daily chores. “There was no water supply in the morning. It is evening now and supply yet to be restored. Residents here are having a tough time,” said Wing Commander NS Malhi (retd), president, Residents Welfare Association (RWA), Sector 34. “The water supply, which got suspended at 7.30 am, has not been restored till now (8 pm). While the MC talks of providing 24x7 supply, it is struggling to give three-hour supply in SUPPLY SNAPPED 2.30 AM RESTORED 8 PM PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN FORECAST PAGE 2 NOW, CHB STARTS SURVEY OF 560 EWS FLATS AT MALOYA (IN SOME PARTS) AREAS AFFECTED SECTORS 32, 33, 34, 44, 45, 46, 47, BESIDES OTHERS THREAT TO ADJOINING HOUSE FOUNDATION ■ Around 2.30 am, JCB machine involved in digging work for basement of a Sector 34 house damages pipeline supplying water to various sectors ■ The 8-foot-deep dug-up plot is flooded and firemen are called in. As it is dewatered, muddy water gets accumulated on road, leading to commotion in area ■ As the area dug up for the basement is flooded, it poses threat to an adjoining house. Disaster management teams work all night to pump out water and butteress its foundation with sandbags the morning and evening hours,” said Sanjiv Bansal, president, Sector 45-A RWA. Similarly, Jagdish Sarpal, president, Sector 33 RWA, rued: “Since there was no information about the suspension of supply, there was confusion among residents. The supply was suspended c m y b WILL RECOVER EXPENSES FROM OWNER The local police have been informed. We will recover the expenses from the house owner as we had no information about the ongoing work, — A senior officer ❝ ❞ around 5.30 am and resorted only at 8 pm. Most of the households complained of muddy water.” Continued on page 2 Chandigarh, September 12 Twenty-one members of a gang, including a Chinese national living illegally in India, have been arrested by the Cyber Crime Cell of the UT police for duping people on the pretext of providing them instant loan online and extorting money. Complainant Arvind Kumar had claimed he had received a link through SMS on his mobile phone for loan. Once he clicked on the link, ‘Hugo Loan’ app got installed and during installation, the complainant gave access to his contacts, gallery, etc. After filling in his details, the app showed he was eligible for Continued on page 2 The arrested suspects presented before media by IG RK Singh (2nd from left) in Sector 17, Chandigarh. PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI MODUS OPERANDI DRAGON’S PLOY? ■ Victims received link offering ■ Instant loan applications were instant loan through SMS or FB. Once clicked, ‘Hugo Loan’ app got installed, giving suspects access to victims’ contacts, gallery ■ Small loan amount was deposited to account. Even if money was repaid, threat calls were made asking for more money or morphed photos would be shared with contacts developed and run by Chinese nationals, suggests probe ■ They used to target people in India by hiring local staff, offering jobs at call centre ■ Staff were trained in blackmail by issuing victims small loans and making them deposit money repeatedly under duress Now, registered vendors in city to get smart IDs Ex-national boxer held with heroin Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 12 For better enforcement, the local Municipal Corporation will issue smart identity cards with bar codes to registered vendors in the city. The cards will have pre-fed information about vendors, allotted site, fee status and challan history, etc. The enforcement subinspectors/inspectors will have hand-held devices that can be used to scan the IDs to retrieve information about a particular vendor. The decision was taken at a Continued on page 2 Chandigarh, September 12 Two suspected drug peddlers, including a dismissed Punjab Police constable who was once a national-level boxer, have been arrested by the Operations Cell of Chandigarh police with 275-gm heroin worth several lakhs. The police had specific information about suspects visiting the city to deliver Continued on page 2
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