06102022-CT-01.qxd 10/6/2022 12:51 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 6 OCTOBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH SEEKING JOBS, TWO TEACHERS CLIMB ATOP WATER TANK PAGE 2 Two women climb atop water tank in Sohana demanding jobs as physical training instructor in govt schools. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,221 48,341 1,01,034 RECOVERED 98,015 47,910 99,849 NEW CASES 5 1 0 ACTIVE 25 10 17 CHANGE 0 1 3 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 100 PANCHKULA 46 MOHALI 92 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 MAX 33°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.4°C | MIN 22.7°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:02 PM Curtailed bus service in tricity on Oct 6 & 8 AIR SHOWTo be affected from 10.30 am to 8 pm Tribune News Service CHANDIGARH SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF PU ELECTIONS LIKELY ON OCT 18 Chandigarh: The PU Campus Students Council polls are likely to be held on October 18. The UT Administration, police and PU authorities are learnt to have met in this regard on Tuesday. Sources said the PU authorities offered three days — October 7, 14 and 21 — but due to a change in dates for the PU Youth Fest, the poll date was rescheduled. An official notification is likely to be issued by October 8. TNS MAN LOSES ~11L TO CYBER FRAUD Chandigarh: A Sector 27 resident has been duped of Rs 11.30 lakh. Complainant Gajinder Singh Dhillon claimed his wife received a WhatsApp call from a person, claiming their son was in custody of Canadian police following a crash that claimed a life. The caller asked for Rs 11.30 lakh for his release. The money was paid via Google Pay. They later learnt of fraud. A case has been registered. TNS Chandigarh, October 5 Normal bus services will remain affected from 10.30 am to 8 pm in the tricity in view of the Air Force Day show on October 6 and 8 at Sukhna Lake. The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) will provide shuttle bus service from designated pickup points to the lake and back on these days. The UT Administration has decided to engage nearly 400 CTU buses to ferry spectators from 11 designated pick-up points in the city to the air show venue on both days. The CTU operates 358 buses on local routes, including 50 electric ones, in the tricity. Pradhuman Singh, Director Transport, said nearly 310 buses, plying on local routes, besides those running on long routes, would be engaged in ferrying nearly 30,000 spectators each on both days from the designated points to the venue and back. He said nearly 10 electric buses would be pressed into service to ferry VIPs on both days. He, however, said for the convenience of commuters, nearly 40 electric buses would ply as usual on local routes in the tricity from 10.30 am to 8 pm on both days. The Director said the bus service would be affected only between 10.30 am and 8 pm, and it would remain normal up to 10.30 am and after 8 pm. For smooth bus operations, nearly 100 supervisors would be deployed. The administration has set Continued on page 2 EXERCISE TO FERRY SPECTATORS BIRD PARK SHUT ON BOTH DAYS 30,000 spectators to be ferried each day 11 pick-up points set up across city 400 CTU buses engaged 310 local route buses roped in 10 electric buses on VIP duty 40 electric buses to ply as usual on local routes In the wake of air show at Sukhna, the Bird Park will remain closed to visitors on October 6 and 8. 100 SUPERVISORS DEPLOYED ❝For smooth bus operations, 100 supervisors will be deployed. Service will remain normal up to 10.30 am and after 8 pm on both days. ❞ — Pradhuman Singh, DIRECTOR TRANSPORT Terror threat, city ‘no-fly zone’ for drones, UAVs Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 5 In view of the air show scheduled on October 6 and 8, the UT Administration has declared the Chandigarh area a “no-fly zone” for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including drones, as various VVIPs are expected to attend the event. An order issued by District Magistrate Vinay Pratap Singh said the entire city would be a no-fly zone for drones and UAVs from October 6 to 9. As per the order, a new Order to remain effective till October 9 threat of terror strikes using UAVs such as drones fitted with explosives had emerged. Use of UAVs could also endanger the safety of aircraft. As such, it was imperative to declare the UT area a no-go zone for UAVs and drones. Mohali, October 5 Three youths died in separate hit-and-run incidents here. A 20-year-old BCA student of Chandigarh University died after a car hit him head on near the Amartex light point in the Industrial Area, Phase 8, around 2.30 am on Wednesday. Anantpratap Singh of UP the , victim, was waiting for his friend at the light point when a speeding car rammed into him. The victim was rushed to the Phase 6 Civil Hospital where doctors declared him dead. The car driver fled the spot, leaving the vehicle behind. In another incident, two Banur youths, Harvir Singh, 19, and Gurpreet Singh, 25, died after an unidentified jeep hit their bike on the Landran-Banur road around 2 pm on Tuesday. The deceased, both construction workers, were on their way to Mohali to buy some goods. The Bolero driver sped away, but passersby noted down its registration number. The Phase 1 police have registered a case and begun an investigation. PAGE 2 Jamal Hossain continues with his dominance to maintain the lead at PGTI Players Championship. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:19 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE City celebrates Dasehra with a bang, light & sound shows add to fervour Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 5 After two years of muted celebrations, Dasehra was celebrated with much fervour in different parts of the city. Among the Ravan effigies burnt in several areas, the tallest (92 ft) went up in flames in Sector 46. An 85-ft effigy of Kumbhkaran was also set afire at the ground, while Meghnad’s 82-ft-tall effigy was burnt by some miscreants last night. A 12minute laser show on Ramayan, a light-and-sound show, Ravan’s effigy placed on a chariot and its neck rotating 360 degrees were the highlights of the event at Sector 46, where MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra arrived as the chief guest. A 75-ft Ravan effigy was set ablaze at Sector 29, while one that was burnt at the Sector 17 Parade Ground was 70 feet tall. Effigies were also burnt at Sectors 24, 49 and Ram Darbar. MP Kirron Kher was the chief guest at these venues. Light and sound shows were held at various places. Continued on page 2 (Clockwise) Ravan’s effigies go up in flames during Dasehra celebrations at Sector 46, Chandigarh; Phase 7, Mohali; and in Panchkula on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MANOJ MAHAJAN/VICKY/RAVI KUMAR Miscreants strike at midnight, torch Meghnad effigy in Sec 46; FIR lodged Return to burn another figure, flee on being chased 3 lives snuffed out in Mohali hit-&-run cases Tribune News Service BANGLADESH GOLFER MAINTAINS TOP SPOT AT PGTI MEET IN P’KULA Anuj Puniya defeats AK Verma (21-11, 21-12) in men’s 45-year pre-quarters on opening day of 7th Sudama Cup-2022. Dushyant Singh Pundir AIR QUALITY INDEX PAGE 2 ANUJ REGISTERS WIN ON DAY 1 OF BADMINTON TOURNAMENT Chandigarh, October 5 Hours before Dasehra celebrations, miscreants set an effigy of Meghnad afire at Sector 46 here last night. According to the Dasehra organisers, occupants of a Fortuner car, bearing a Haryana registration number, set off a rocket directed at the 82-foot effigy, setting it on fire around 1 am. “After spotting the guard, the miscreants fled the spot. They returned nearly an hour later and tried to launch another rocket near the site. The guard rushed to catch them but they sped away,” said the organisers. Meanwhile, the organisers tried to arrange an effigy, but couldn’t get one. A case under Sections 435 (mischief by fire or explo- ‘KUMBHKARAN’ THROWS TANTRUM Mohali: High drama prevailed as cops stopped an artiste enacting Kumbhkaran from entering the Phase-8 Dasehra ground after he arrived there on a bike. With security heightened due to Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann’s arrival at the venue, cops stopped Anil Bakshi, the artiste, at the gate. An argument ensued as Bakshi insisted on taking a round of the ground on the bike. Cops reasoned the bike had to be cleared by security team and it was not feasible at last moment. Bakshi, however, said there was a tradition of taking a round of the ground. Finally, he relented and proceeded on foot. TNS sive substance), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance with common intention) of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 34 police station. Mischief in Dera Bassi too An unattached face of Ravan’s effigy was set afire by miscreants at Ramlila Maidan in Dera Bassi around 1 am on Wednesday. SHO Jaskanwal Singh said: “A bid was made, but no major damage was done. We are scanning the CCTV footage.” — TNS Events held at 3 places in P’kula PANCHKULA: Dasehra was celebrated with a great pomp and show at three places on Wednesday. The event held at the Sector 5 Parade Ground was witnessed by around 50,000 people. The celebrations were also held at the Sector 15 ground and at old Panchkula. — TNS Pb CM attends show in Mohali MOHALI: Dasehra was celebrated with fervour here on Wednesday. Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann and MLA Kulwant Singh attended a ceremony at the Dasehra ground in Phase 8. The CM announced the ground would be used solely for Dasehra celebrations and no commercial activity would be allowed. He said a notification would be issued soon. Security has been tightened in and around the town. — TNS Court:Can’tlevymisuse Prisoners to get AIDS medicines in Burail ASI booked for graft, charges for delay by EO ADULT HIV SHO under scanner PREVALENCE IN UT Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 5 The UT Chief Administrator has made it clear misuse charges cannot be imposed on a property owner for delay on part of the Estate Office in carrying out inspection for removal of violations. The directions came on an appeal filed by Subhash Satija, a resident of Sector 32, wherein the appellant claimed the Estate Office was informed on April 20, 2011, about removal of alleged misuse, but the inspection was carried out by the Estate Office more than five months later, i.e. on October 4. The appeal was filed against orders dated October 4 and November 29, 2011, and February 29, 2012, passed by the Assistant Estate Officer (AEO) and Estate Officer (EO), respectively, whereby appellant was asked to deposit misuse charges in respect of a house in Sector 19-A. Continued on page 2 RECOVERY TO BE MADE FROM INTIMATION DATE ■ A Sector 32 resident claimed the Estate Office was informed on April 20, 2011, about removal of misuse of premises following a notice, but inspection was carried out five months later, i.e. on October 4 ■ Assistant Estate Officer, on the basis of report of inspecting staff, directed officials to recover misuse charges from April 13 to October 4, 2011 ■ On Nov 29, 2011, and Feb 29, 2012, the Estate Office directed appellant to deposit ~94.75 lakh as misuse charges ■ Chief Administrator’s court said despite appellant informing EO on April 20, it did not inspect site right away. It ordered recovery of misuse charges up to date of intimation Chandigarh, october 5 The Chandigarh AIDS Control Society (SACS) will soon start a link anti-retroviral therapy (ART) centre at Burail Jail, allowing HIV positive prisoners to get medicines without leaving the premises. Dr VK Nagpal, Project Director, Chandigarh AIDS Control Society, says the new facility has been in the works for a long time and is in its final stage. Positive patients are currently being taken out of the jail to procure medicines. Strict protocol has to be followed, especially for prisoners who are not even eligible to get parole. Once the link ART centre becomes operation inside the jail, medicines will be provided within the premises. The SACS is also setting up a Sampoorna Suraksha Kendra, a single-window facility, at the Civil Hospital, Sector 22, where ‘at risk’ population can avail themselves of a comprehensive package. Tribune News Service Year 2003 2006 2022 %age 0.5 0.25 0.25 20 INMATES +VE ■ 20 HIV positive Burail Jail inmates are currently undergoing treatment ■ The patients are currently being taken out of the jail to procure medicines ■ Strict protocol has to be followed, especially for those not eligible for parole The centre will provide services through a single-window model to those “at risk” for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The patients will be provided counselling through an outreach worker and counsellor for medicines, mental health or surgery. The medicines will also be available at the centre. In August, the Chandigarh Health Department had to c m y b SINGLE-WINDOW FACILITY AT SEC 22 ■ A single-window Sampoorna Suraksha Kendra will be set up by the Chandigarh AIDS Control Society at Civil Hospital, Sector 22 ■ ‘At risk’ population can get counselling for medicines, mental health or surgery. Medicines will also be provided at the centre rely on other states to get stocks of AIDS drugs to cope up with the demand. The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) has introduced Sampoorna Suraksha Strategy (SSS), which envisions stopping the spread of HIV by providing targeted services to individuals deemed “at risk” for HIV. The key component of the SSS is to provide a compre- hensive package of services to beneficiaries, who are at risk of HIV, STI and other opportunistic infections, including periodic testing and counselling support, linkage with other programmes, outreach, etc. Adult HIV prevalence in Chandigarh has decreased from 0.5% in 2003 to 0.25 % in 2006 and has remained at 0.25% to date. Panchkula, October 5 The Vigilance Bureau has booked an Assistant SubInspector, posted at the Sector 20 police station, under the Prevention of Corruption Act for demanding bribe. The Station House Officer, Sukhwinder, is also under the scanner as his name has cropped up in an audio recording by the complainant. The police said Kaithal district resident Harsh Kumar, in a complaint on August 24, claimed his younger brother was duped of Rs 3.39 lakh. The complaint was marked to ASI Lajwanti. The complainant claimed they caught one of the suspects, Dipanshu, a Sector 10 resident, and handed him over to the ASI. The cop allegedly offered to get Rs 2 lakh back from Dipanshu and recover the rest of the amount from the other accused later. Dipanshu later transferred ‘Demanded’ money in lieu of lodging FIR Rs 1.25 lakh to the account of complainant’s friend Jitender Kumar through Google Pay, saying he would give a cheque for the rest of the amount in 10 days. The complainant, however, insisted on getting the entire amount, following which the accused further transferred Rs 75,000 to Jitender’s account. The complainant subsequently urged the ASI to register an FIR for further action, but the officer allegedly demanded a cut of Rs 10,000, of which Rs 5,000 was paid. However, even after 23 days, no case was registered. The complainant wrote to the Panchkula DCP’s office on September 19 and the complaint was further marked to the Sector 20 police station. The ASI was again appointed investigation officer. Continued on page 2
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