29102022-CT-01.qxd 10/29/2022 12:29 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 29 OCTOBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH PAGE 3 GANGSTER HELD WITH FIVE PISTOLS, 15 LIVE ROUNDS Mohali police arrest a gangster with five pistols and 15 live rounds near Bhuru Chowk at Kharar. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,295 48,396 1,01,118 RECOVERED 98,105 47,960 99,931 NEW CASES 4 4 4 ACTIVE 9 15 19 CHANGE — 4 1 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 137 107 MOHALI 152 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF GIRL FOUND DEAD NEAR SUKHNA MAX 30°C | MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30.1°C | MIN 15.5°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:38 PM PAGE 3 Court acquits four accused in the 2020 GMCH firing case after prosecution fails to prove the charges. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:34 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Nine nominated councillors take oath amid Oppn protest 3 Centra Mall shops sealed over tax dues AAP, Cong members boycott ceremony| Trade barbs with BJP Chandigarh, October 28 The Municipal Corporation (MC) today sealed three properties at Centra Mall, Industrial Area, Phase I, for non-payment of property tax. On the directions of MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra, a team of the tax wing of the civic body sealed shop numbers 3, 5 and 12. FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Chandigarh, October 28 Amid protest by the Opposition, nine nominated councillors were administered oath of office by Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh at the Municipal Corporation (MC) House here today. Both AAP as well Congress councillors boycotted the ceremony, alleging the nominated councillors had association with the ruling BJP . Wearing black ribbons, AAP councillors sat on the floor outside the Mayor’s office and raised slogans against the BJP City AAP chief Prem . Garg was also seen outside the Mayor’s office. Later, when the House meeting started, the Opposition councillors halted their protest. Some AAP councillors had heated arguments with BJP members as well as with the nominated ones. Attacking the nominated councillors during the meeting, AAP’s Prem Lata said: “Their appointment is illegal and they are from the BJP It . is a murder of democracy.” Continued on page 5 Tribune News Service 26 owners failed to deposit property tax A fire official takes photos of the gutted factory. PRADEEP TEWARI No fire system at unit, dept to probe officer FACTORY BLAZE Despite notice, NOC not obtained Sandeep Rana From left: (Front row) Nominated councillors Dharminder Saini, Geeta Chauhan, Mohinder Kaur, Amit Jindal, Dr Naresh Panchal, Satinder S Sidhu, and (back row) Anil Masih, Dr Ramneek S Bedi and Umesh Ghai. NOD TO REBUILD FAIDAN BRIDGE The MC House approved ~ 1.75 cr for reconstruction of a foot overbridge at Faidan village. Due to heavy rainfall and flooding in Faidan choe during this year’s monsoon, the bridge had got damaged and abutment on side had tilted. AAP councillors stage a protest outside the Mayor’s office. RAVI KUMAR NEW MEMBERS SAFFRON OUTFIT SYMPATHISERS illegal. It is a ❝Their appointment isbe experts inmurder of democracy. They should various fields, not BJP sympathisers ❞ — Prem Lata, AAP COUNCILLOR ~6.4 CR FOR SEWER CLEARING MACHINES The MC House prepared a rough cost estimate of ~6.40 crore to buy latest machines/equipment for sewer cleaning. These include two machine hole cleaning robots. The MC had issued attachment orders of properties to the defaulters of property tax. Sufficient time was given as the last opportunity to deposit the levy within 15 days from the date of pasting of the attachment notices, said an official. The MC had issued 58 attachment notices by September 19, involving dues of Rs 1.25 crore. Of these 58 attachment notices, 27 owners paid the due tax, while five assessees submitted representation on account of area dispute, missing credits, request for arrears details, etc. The owners of the remaining 26 properties neither deposited property tax nor gave any representation to the corporation. Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 28 The factory in Industrial Area, Phase I, where a massive fire broke out yesterday, had not obtained a no objection certificate (NOC) despite the fire safety department issuing a notice in this regard. An inspection was carried out at Batra Breweries & Distilleries Pvt Ltd in September last year and subsequently a notice was served the same month asking the company to set up firefighting equipment within 30 days. But the firm failed to do so. The Municipal Corporation today marked an inquiry to the Chief Fire Officer to fix responsibility of the fire officer tasked with checking the Continued on page 5 MC MARKS INQUIRY TO FIX RESPONSIBILITY The MC has asked the Chief Fire Officer to fix responsibility of the fire officer tasked with ensuring compliance of notice to install fire equipment. Disciplinary action will be taken. PAST INCIDENTS June 2022:Thirteen shops at Sector 53 furniture market gutted. It was 11th major fire at market in past 15 years. The shops lacked no objection certificate for fire safety Feb 2020:Three girl students lost lives and two others injured in a fire that broke out at a PG accommodation in Sector 32. In this case too, no fire NOC was procured *T&C Apply Oﬀer valid on selected items & till stocks last Chandigarh: The body of Nakodar girl Anjali, 22, was found under mysterious circumstances in the forest area near Sukhna on Friday. On getting information at 1.47 pm about a body lying near Garden of Silence, police officials rushed to scene and cordoned off the area. DSP (East) Palak Goel said there were no visible injury marks on the body. “She was last seen by family in Nakodar,” said the DSP. The autopsy will be held on Saturday. An investigation has been initiated. TNS GMCH FIRING INCIDENT: 2 YRS ON, ALL 4 ACCUSED WALK FREE Two unidentified persons steal 700 gm of family gold, ~7 lakh and two passports from a house in Sector 71. Tribune News Service PANCHKULA 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 PAGE 3 700 GM OF GOLD, ~7 LAKH STOLEN FROM SEC 71 HOUSE App DOWNLOAD KIYA KYA ? Powered by SHOP & WIN SHOP FOR `10,000 & GET GIFT VOUCHERS WORTH `500* SHOP FOR `30,000 & GET AN ASSURED GIFT HAMPER* SHOP FOR `50,000 & GET AN ASSURED GIFT HAMPER* NEXUS ELANTE MALL, INDUSTRIAL & BUSINESS PARK PHASE - 1, CHANDIGARH - 160002 c m y b 0172 - 5005000 MEDIA PARTNER NEXUS_ELANTE
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