05112022-CT-01.qxd 05-11-2022 00:25 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 5 NOVEMBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH RITES: CURTAIL HALTS ON SIX BUS ROUTES TO EASE TRAFFIC For smooth flow of traffic, RITES suggests reducing number of bus stoppages in the six busiest corridors in the tricity. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,316 48,408 1,01,126 RECOVERED 98,114 47,982 99,950 NEW CASES 4 0 1 ACTIVE 21 5 8 CHANGE 7 3 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH PUNJAB MINISTER INAUGURATES CHANDIGARH HORSE SHOW PAGE 3 144 112 MOHALI 234 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF TWO KEY MAKERS BOOKED FOR THEFT Chandigarh: Two duplicate key makers allegedly stole gold and diamond jewellery worth several lakhs from a house in Sector 33 on the pretext of repairing almirah locks. Veerpal Kaur reported she had asked the two key makers to repair the locks of her almirah. Both left after repairing the locks. A few hours later, the complainant found an almirah in another room open and the jewellery missing. A case has been registered against the two at the Sector 34 police station. TNS ANIRUDDH, RIYA CLINCH U-18 SINGLES TITLES AT TENNIS MEET Harpal Singh Cheema says govt will promote and give a special place to the heritage sport of the state. MAX 29°C | MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28.6°C | MIN 14.6°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:33 PM PAGE 3 Top seed Aniruddh, Riya win under-18 singles titles of CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:40 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE PU must tap into potential, change PGI blacklists new chemist at GMSH status quo, says Vice-Prez Dhankhar Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Asks alumni to help build ecosystem for students to excel Tribune News Service PANCHKULA 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 PAGE 3 Chandigarh, November 4 Underscoring the need to exploit its potential, VicePresident Jagdeep Dhankhar today said Panjab University must “revisit” its state of affairs for it to “make a big difference”. Dhankhar, while addressing a gathering at the 3rd Global Alumni Meet of PU here, said: “The PU has to exploit its potential to make a big difference. The present state of affairs needs to be revisited, not because there is a fault in it, but there has to be change in technological point of view. The PU has to live up to its expectations.” The PU Chancellor, who was the chief guest for the event, said: “The university has to make available a role model that best of the world can emulate. I can assure you the present government considers education a priority sector. A number of IITs and IIMs are coming up but a great challenge is whether we have qualitative faculty or not. Infrastructure is only one Continued on page 3 VIP’s visit spells chaos on city roads Chandigarh, November 4 Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar’s visit led to massive traffic snarl-ups in the city for at least three hours today. Commuters were stranded for around 30 minutes at stretch as the UT police restricted traffic at various junctions near Sector 17 for VIP movement. Many stuck for up to half an hour amid curbs Vice-President and PU Chancellor Jagdeep Dhankhar meets alumni at the 3rd Global Alumni Meet of Panjab University on Friday. Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit is also seen. PRADEEP TEWARI Lahore graduate oldest at meet Narinder Singh Swaraj, 97 Chandigarh, November 4 Narinder Singh Swaraj, who graduated from Law College, Lahore, in 1947, was the oldest alumnus to attend the PU meet today. The 97-year-old was accompanied by his daughter. Born in 1925 in presentday Haryana, Swaraj retired as a Sessions Judge in 1980. He had done his schooling c m y b from Lahore. “I wish I could take him to Lahore someday to show him the place where he grew up and spent most part of his schooling. He has fond memories of his old times in Lahore,” said his daughter Harmohan Kaur. Swaraj had joined three-year Continued on page 3 The Vice-President arrived at Sector 17 a little after 10 am to attend the 15th edition of the Premier Agri and Food Technology Fair and later proceeded to Panjab University around 11.15 am for an alumni meet, where he stayed for nearly an hour and a half. Traffic was stopped at different light points, causing snarl-ups and inconvenience to commuters. Priyanka Sood, a scooter rider, said she was stuck at the Sector 16/17/22/23 roundabout for at least half an hour. “While the traffic was halted due to VIP movement, the road towards the Sector 17 Continued on page 3 Chandigarh, November 4 The Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) today barred the new chemist who was allotted tender for the new medical shop at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, at Rs 17 lakh a month. This comes as the lease of the sole chemist, who ran the shop on the GMSH premises for 29 years after doubling the area, was terminated by the Health Department. On September 30, the Administrative Officer Estate-I, PGI, had warned Gurpreet Kaur against barring her firm if it failed to adhere to the agreement. Today, the chemist was debarred from participating in the tender process of all commercial sites in the institute for one year. As per the terms and conditions for the chemist shop in GMSH-16, a blacklisted or debarred firm cannot participate in the tender process. Further, the bidder is required to submit an affidavit saying the individual/firm/company is not debarred or blacklisted by any department of Union/ state government or any autonomous institute and 2ND HIGHEST BIDDER BARRED TOO ■ Lease of sole chemist, who ran shop on the GMSH premises for 29 years after doubling the area, was terminated by the Health Department recently ■ GMSH had decided to open a new chemist shop for which tender was recently allotted to highest bidder, who has now been blacklisted by the PGI. ■ It has now come to fore that the second highest bidder was also blacklisted by the PGI. Under the terms, blacklisted firms are barred from tender process BID TO DERAIL PROCESS ❝There are certaindo vested interests who not want a new chemist shop in the GMSH-16. They will not succeed in their bid to derail the process. ❞ — Yashpal Garg, UT HEALTH SECRETARY that “no partner or shareholder, directly or indirectly connected with the applicant, has been debarred or blacklisted by any department of Union/ Continued on page 3
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