23092022-CT-01.qxd 23-09-2022 01:07 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 23 SEPTEMBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH UT REQUESTED TO ALLOW SALE, BURSTING OF GREEN CRACKERS The Chandigarh Cracker Dealers Association requests the UT to allow sale and bursting of green crackers. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,162 48,316 100,995 RECOVERED 97,922 48,887 99,745 NEW CASES 2 1 12 ACTIVE 59 8 82 CHANGE 6 3 2 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 48 PANCHKULA 57 MOHALI 53 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF YOUTH HELD WITH TWO PISTOLS Chandigarh: A 20-year-old resident of Kajheri has been arrested by the district crime cell of the Chandigarh Police for possessing two countrymade pistols and as many cartridges. The suspect, identified as Munna, was arrested near a petrol station in Sector 42. TNS PAGE 2 MP CRICKET ASSN, SPJ SPORTS DELHI SHARE POINTS ON DAY 1 PAGE 2 MPCA and SPJ Sports Delhi share two points each on the opening day of the All-India JP Atray Cricket Tournament. MAX 29°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28.4°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET FRIDAY: 6:18 PM Netsmartz Tigers began their campaign by defeating Swinging Samurai during the Chandigarh Golf League in the city. SUNRISE SATURDAY: 6:11 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD MC bin-free claims fall flat Sehaj Safai Kendras, garbage containers still dot parts of City Beautiful Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 22 The Municipal Corporation’s claim of making the UT binfree with the installation of three material recovery facility-cum-garbage transfer stations has fallen flat as Sehaj Safai Kendras (SSKs) and garbage containers still dot parts of the city. The corporation had claimed that the three material recovery facility-cumgarbage transfer stations will put an end to the system of SSKs, numbering more than 40, in a phased manner. But even as three material recovery stations are already functional in Industrial Area, Phase I, Phase II (3BRD) and Sector 25, some SSKs are still operational. The third station was opened at Sector 25 in March. Door-to-door garbage collectors lift waste from households and drop it at the SSKs. From there, the garbage is shifted to the waste processing facilities by MC trucks vehicles. Under the new system, the garbage vehicles are supposed to lift garbage from households and straight away drop it at the three material recovery stations. From there, wet waste is transported separately to the processing facilities in Sector 25. This new system was put in place with the aim of getting rid of the practice of Garbage scattered at a Sehaj Safai Kendra in Sector 22, Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI ONLY BIG TALK, NO PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION We have been hearing for a long time Sehaj Safai Kendras and open dumping points will be closed once the system of three material recovery centres is put in place. They talk of big projects, but fail in their implementation. ❝ Baljinder Singh Bittu, CHAIRMAN, FEDERATION OF SECTORS WELFARE ASSOCIATION CHANDIGARH (FOSWAC) Collectors lift waste from households and drop it at Sehaj Safai Kendra. From there, it is shifted to the waste processing facilities. NEW ARRANGEMENT Vehicles lift garbage from households and unload it at the three material recovery stations. From there, wet waste is transported separately to the processing facilities in Sector 25. throwing waste in the open and into large bins. One could notice unhygienic conditions around the SSKs as well as garbage containers. The three material recovery stations were con- NO KENDRAS BY YEAR-END We have closed down several Sehaj Safai Kendras and aim to close down all by this year-end. Anindita Mitra, MC COMMISSIONER ❝ SECTORS structed in the city for a systematic and scientific disposal of waste. However, the traditional system is still being followed in parts of the city, which may affect its Swachhta ranking. 36, 23, 27, 21, 7 & 52 SSKs, waste containers still in use “Everything is on paper only. They make claims but no change is visible on the ground. The SSKs have been closed at some places. Micro management and proper implementation of the new system is required to improve sanitation in the city. At several places, waste is still being dumped in the open, like at the back of clubs in Sector 26,” said a city-based social continued on page 2 UT SEES 2 FRESH CASES Chandigarh: The city witnessed two cases of Covid-19 on Thursday. As many as eight patients recovered from the disease. TNS 12 TAKEN ILL IN MOHALI Mohali: Fresh 12 cases of Covid were reported in Mohali district, taking the number of positive cases to 100,995. Ten patients were cured of the disease. There were 82 active cases with the death toll of 1,168. TNS 1 POSITIVE IN P’KULA Panchkula: One case of Covid had surfaced during the past 24 hours, taking the number of positive cases to 48,316 in the district. There were eight active cases with the death toll of 421. TNS Constables booked for thrashing two youths Mohali, September 22 The police have booked two constables on a charge of rioting for beating up two youths of Phase 9 near a park around 4 pm on September 20 and taking them to the police station. While both constables, Harpreet Singh and Spindarvir, have been suspended, ASI Jeevan Singh will face a departmental inquiry for not stopping the cops from hitting the youths and taking them to the Phase 8 police station. FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE HC ORDER ON RETIREMENT AGE PU relieves 60 faculty members Tribune News Service THE OLD SYSTEM The DSP (City 2), Harsimran Singh Bal, said after receiving a complaint, Mohali SSP Vivek S Soni ordered the action against the three police personnel. The ASI had caught the two youths from the Phase 9 park and taken them to the police station. A resident of Phase 9, Harvinder Singh, said he was sitting in the park watching a video on his mobile phone when an argument broke out between the two constables, who were in civil dress. Both suspected that Harvinder was making a video of them. The constables snatched his mobile phone and threw it away. When Harvinder’s cousin tried to rescue him, the constables beat him up as well. Soon, around seven police personnel arrived there and made them sit in two cars. They took Harvinder and his cousin to the police station and beat them up there also. The policemen released both after forcing them to sign on blank papers, alleged Harvinder. — TNS A VIDEO GRAB Cops, some in civil dress, thrash a youth in Mohali. TRIBUNE PHOTO Chandigarh, September 22 Within hours after the Punjab and Haryana High Court vacated “all interim orders” paving the way for Panjab University’s faculty retirement age at 60, the PU authorities relieved 60 faculty members this evening. More than six years after the university was directed to allow the teachers to continue till the age of 65, a Division Bench today vacated “all interim orders”. The university has relieved Dr Gauri Sharma (evening studies), Dr Sukhmani Bal Riar (History), Associate Professor Indu Bala (Economics), Professor Paramjit Kaur (Law), Professor Praveen Rishi (Microbiology), Professor Asha Maudgil (Philosophy), Dr Meena Dutta (USOL), Assistant Professor Renu Gandhi (LLLE), Professor PS Dhingra (PURC Muktsar), Dr Meenakshi Malhotra (UBS), Dr Mohd Khalid (evening studies), Associate Professor Prabha Vig (LLLE), Ramnik Auroraa (French), Professor Vijay Prabha (Microbiology), Professor AK Sinha (Anthropology), Dr Neera Garg (Botany), Professor Alok Srivastava (Chemistry), Pankaj Malviya (Russian), D Upinder Sawhney (Economics), Professor M Rajiv Lochan (History), Dr Rita Kant (UIFT), Professor Sunita Kapila (Botany), Professor Parveen Sharda (USOL), Dr Om Prakash Katare (UIPS), Dr Vandana Mehra (Education), Dr Devendra Kumar Singh (PURC Muktsar), Professor Kanchan K Jain (Statistics), Professor Sanjiv Kumar Soni (Microbiology), Professor Sangeeta Chopra (Statistics), Professor ML Garg (Desi Lect), Dr Cecelia Antony (French), Dr Sukesh Chandar Sharma (Biochemistry), Dr Neerja Sood (Hindi), Dr Ramanjit Kaur Johal (Public Administration), Professor Harsukhjit Kaur (DES MDRC), Professor Ronki Ram (Political Science), Professor Emanual Nahar ED attaches GBPPL assets worth ~147 crore Tribune News Service The collapsed shed at Swastik Rice Sheller in Lalru. New Delhi, September 22 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today said it had issued a provisional attachment order under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to seize assets worth Rs 147 crore belonging to Chandigarh-based reality group Gupta Builders and Promoters Private Limited (GBPPL) in connection with a case, in which the company was alleged to have duped many investors by promising them flats and plots. The ED said the properties attached included commercial spaces, residential houses, agriculture land and bank accounts belonging to the GBPPL, its directors Satish Gupta, Pardeep Gupta and their associates Anupam Gupta and Navraj Mittal. The total worth of these assets was Rs 147.81 crore, it added. The directors of the company, in “connivance” with other persons, siphoned off money collected from homebuyers, the ED alleged, adding that the money so generated was laundered through a web of “fraudulent” transactions and invested in various movable and immovable assets, which were proceeds of crime and the same were provisionally attached. During the course of the investigation, the agency found that Rs 478 crore was collected by the company from buyers and they (company and promoters) “duped” them by promising to deliver flats, plots and commercial spaces, the ED said, adding that but they neither delivered the projects nor returned their money. The money laundering case stems from the FIRs filed by the police of Chandigarh and Punjab against the accused. Labourer killed as shed Woman loses ~4.43L collapses at rice sheller Suspects’ statements recorded to ‘power bill’ fraud VIDEO ‘LEAK’ Mohali, September 22 A labourer was killed and two were severely injured when the shed of a rice sheller collapsed during a thunderstorm at Basoli village, near here, last night. The deceased has been identified as Rishipal (35), a resident of Basoli. He is survived by his wife and three children. Mahavir and Balwant were injured. Around 30 labourers had a narrow escape as they were rescued by people with the help of a crane. The shed of Swastik Rice Sheller on the Rani Majra Road, Basoli, was recently constructed. Local residents have demanded a probe to find whether inferior material was used in the construction of the shed. The owner of the shed said: “We immediately took the injured labourers to the Dera Bassi hospital, where Rishipal died. The sheller was not functional yet. New machines kept under it have been damaged.” The police are investigating the matter. — TNS CHANDIGARH UNIVERSITY Tribune News Service Mohali, September 22 Special Investigation Team has recorded the statements of all suspects in the Chandigarh University video leak case, though it did not confirm the exact number. ”The statements of the suspects have been recorded and they are being verified. If any other name crops up, it will be investigated. Once the CFSL report is received, the data will corroborate the investigation,” said a member of the SIT. The forensic data from the three phones seized by the police and the disclosures made by the suspects form the basis of the investigation. The police are tight-lipped over the exact number of c m y b videos, though they maintain that they have not found any objectionable video so far. On Saturday night, protest erupted at the university in Gharuan after allegations that objectionable videos of girl students were recorded by a hosteller. The police later said the girl had made her own video and shared it with her friend. The police have arrested a Rohru youth, Sunny Mehta, Rankaj Verma and a 23-year-old Chandigarh University student under Sections 354-C of the IPC and the IT Act in the case. PAGE 2 NETSMARTZ TIGERS BEGIN CAMPAIGN ON WINNING NOTE Chandigarh, September 22 A city resident has lost Rs 4.43 lakh to a fraudster posing as an employee of the Electricity Department. A woman of Sector 43 reported that she received a message, which read the power connection to her home would be snapped by evening since last month’s bill payment was not updated in the record. The fraudster made the woman download an app on the mobile phone. He later transferred at total of Rs 4.43 lakh from the complainant’s account. A case has been registered at the cybercrime police station. “The fraudsters send messages that the power supply will be snapped if bill is not cleared, fearing which gullible people fall in their trap and start following their instructions.,” said a police official. There were many such apps, which once downloaded, give fraudsters access to their victims’ phones, he added. — TNS (USOL), Professor Smita Bhutani (Geography), Dr Geeta Shukla, Dr Kusum Harjai (Microbiology), Professor Karanjot Kaur Brar (Geography), Professor Ravinder Kumar Singla (Computer Science), Dr Renu Thakur (AIHCA), Dr Naveen Chaudhari (Geology), Dr Damodar Panda (Chinese and Tibetan Studies), Professor Sukhbir Kaur (Zoology), Dr C Nagaraja Kumar (Physics), Dr Surinder Kumar Mehta (Chemistry), Dr Jangvir Singh Shahi (Physics), Dr Vikas Bist (Mathematics), Dr Swarnjit Kaur (USOL), Professor Gurpal Singh (DES MDRC), Professor Daizy Rani (Botany), Dr Nandita (Education), Dr Jagdeep Kaur (Biotechnology), Dr Geeta Khanna Joshi (Law), Dr C Nirmala (Botany) and Dr Ameer Sultana (Centre for Women Studies) with immediate effect. SENATE MEET PUT OFF The Senate meeting scheduled for September 30 has been postponed till further orders. The senate was to elect two members from among themselves (nonsyndics) as members of the Board of Finance. The body was to also elect five members to the PU academic council. However, the Syndicate meeting will be held as per plan on September 27, confirmed sources. “In the light of the orders passed by the Punjab & Haryana High Court, the persons above mentioned have been relieved with immediate effect,” stated the orders by the Registrar, Panjab University. The faculty members have been demanding the implementation of 7th pay scale and enhancement of the retirement age to 65 for the past few years. They claimed their demands can be met if PU was made a Central university. DEATH AT PU DENTAL HOSPITAL Kin of deceased lodge complaint Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 22 A day after a 30-year-old woman died while undergoing a minor operation for tooth extraction at HSJ Dental College and Hospital, Panjab University, her kin lodged a complaint with the police today. The victim, Shrimati, a resident of Mohali, was given local anaesthesia after which she complained of breathlessness and collapsed. An anaesthetist, medicine consultant and senior dental surgeons were on duty. The doctors tried to revive her by cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but in vain. The police said the victim’s autopsy was conducted at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, and the body handed over to her kin. “We will wait for the autopsy report before taking further action,” said the police.
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