25092022-CT-01.qxd 9/25/2022 1:02 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 25 SEPTEMBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH PLAY DEPICTS LOCKDOWN WOES WITH DASH OF HUMOUR PAGE 3 Veteran actress and theatre director Lillete Dubey’s play, “Vodka & No Tonic”, staged at a school in the city. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,181 48,321 1,01,007 RECOVERED 97,950 47,887 99,756 NEW CASES 6 5 2 ACTIVE 50 13 83 CHANGE 1 5 1 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 50 PANCHKULA 58 MOHALI 53 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF HOLIDAY TOMORROW Chandigarh: On account of Agrasain Jayanti, the UT has announced a public holiday on Monday in all government offices, boards, corporations and institutions, including industrial establishments, under the Chandigarh Administration. TNS REVOLVER STOLEN Mohali: A service revolver, seven rounds, jewellery and ~14,000 were stolen from Constable Vijay Kumar’s house at Nayagaon, after he and his wife left for work early morning on Saturday. TNS PAGE 3 3 BOYS HELD FOR SNATCHING, SENT TO JUVENILE HOME UT ADMN SET TO APPOINT NEW DISTRICT SPORTS OFFICER Police arrest three boys for snatching incidents in P’kula city. Court sends them to the juvenile home in Ambala. MAX 25°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25.8°C | MIN 23.8°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:15 PM PAGE 3 The UT Administration is all set to appoint a retiree or a pensioner as new District Sports Officer. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:13 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Highest Sept day rainfall Clear dues by Sept 30, vendors told Defaulters not to be considered for space at new sites in 4 yrs, spell to continue Tribune News Service Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 24 Contrary to the Chandigarh Meteorological Department’s prediction that monsoon will withdraw this week, the city today witnessed the highest September day rainfall in four years. In view of a sudden change in the weather, which has caused rain in the tricity region for the past three days, the department has now advanced the monsoon withdrawal date to the next month. According to the department, the monsoon withdrawal is expected in the first week of October. Meanwhile, the city today recorded 69.5-mm rainfall from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm. Last year, the highest rainfall of the month was 45.8mm on September 17. In 2020, the highest single day rainfall in September was 3.6 mm. The year 2018 witnessed 77.7-mm rainfall on September 23. Rain is likely for the next two days. “Rain will start to subdue from tomorrow,” said Weather Department Director Manmohan Singh. On the monsoon withdrawal, he said it had been affect- City logs 69.5-mm rainfall on Saturday; monsoon withdrawal next month: Met Chandigarh, September 24 Ahead of allotting space to registered street vendors in 20 new vending zones, the local Municipal Corporation has given yet another chance to vendors to clear their dues by September 30. Defaulters will not be considered for space in these zones recently approved by the UT Chief Architect. “It could also be a final chance for them as several opportunities were earlier given to them to pay their dues. Defaulters may lose their vending licences, as the matter has been pending for a long time,” said an official ‘MODEL VENDING ZONES’ ■ To come up at Mauli Jagran, Hallo Majra, Mani Majra ■ Besides canopies, there will be A vending area in Sector 38, Chandigarh. PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI concerned. Many vendors have not paid monthly licence fee and fine. Most of them have cited Covid or non-feasible sites as reason for not paying their dues. Of 10,937 vendors covered under a survey in the city, only 3,833 were found to have been paying the fee regularly, raising a question mark over the implementation of the Street Vendors Act. A total of 2,608 registered markings specifying designated space, passage for customers. ■ To have special food sites, water tanks, public toilets. ■ Each zone will have 150-175 vendors. vendors, who had refused to run business from 46 sites allotted to them earlier, had not been provided with alternative sites so far. Most of these sites have been lying Continued on page 6 A waterlogged road at New Sunny Enclave, Kharar, on Saturday; and (below) a road on PU campus. PHOTOS:VICKY & PRADEEP TEWARI Extension not applicable to GMSH chemist shop, says Finance Dept SEPT 23, 2018 WETTEST Sept 24, 2022 Sept 17, 2021 Sept 4, 2020 Sept 4, 2019 Sept 23, 2018 69.5 mm 45.8 mm 3.6 mm 29.1 mm 77.7 mm basis. The last extension was given to the shop for a period of five years, from February 18, 2019, to February 17, 2024. The case was recently examined by the department and it was intimated that the notification dated March 19, 2000, issued by the finance branch, Finance Department, Chandigarh Administration, is not applicable to the chemist shops of Mohali, September 24 A 32-year-old biker was crushed under the wheels of a tractor-trailer on the road separating Phase 1 and 6 last night. The deceased has been identified as Balwinder Singh, a resident of Daon. He was a data entry operator at a private company. He died on the spot. The police have registered a case. — TNS Naina Mishra Tribune News Service (CLOUDY WEATHER, RAIN LIKELY FOR NEXT TWO DAYS) ed due to changes in the weather system over the Bay of Bengal. The rain, which continued the entire day today, caused the maximum temperature to drop to 25.8°C, 8 degrees below normal. The minimum tem- 32-yr-old biker crushed under tractor wheels perature was 23.8°C, which is three degrees above normal. In the next few days, the maximum temperature is likely to increase to about 31°C, while the night temperature is not expected to see a major change. c m y b Chandigarh, September 24 The Finance Department, UT, has clarified that the “basis” on which the sole GMSH-16 chemist was being granted five-yearly extension is “not applicable” to that shop. Based on a notification of the department issued in 2000, the renewal of lease period was being made on a five-year the GMSH, Sector 16. Licenses/leases of some shops/booths/canteen at the GMSH-16 have been extended for the past many years on the basis of the Finance Department notification dated March 19, 2000. Since the notification was not applicable, all such extended licences/leases of the shops/booths within the campuses of all government Continued on page 6
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