14112022-CT-01.qxd 11/14/2022 1:05 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 14 NOVEMBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH UP MAN HELD FOR ISSUING FAKE BIRTH CERTIFICATES PAGE 3 NIKHIL, ISHMEET HIT DOUBLE TONS, STEER CITY TEAM TO WIN Panchkula police claim to have arrested a person, a native of UP for , issuing fake birth certificates to people. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,323 48,422 1,01,133 RECOVERED 98,137 47,993 99,958 NEW CASES 0 1 1 ACTIVE 5 8 7 CHANGE 1 1 1 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 Nikhil and Ishmeet score double tons to help Chandigarh defeat Mizoram team by an innings and 463 runs. MAX 24°C | MIN 14°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27.1°C | MIN 9.7°C SUNSET MONDAY 5:27 PM PAGE 3 Officials of the Panchkula district administration suggest forming a panel to resolve Jheuriwala issue. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:47 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Thousands stranded as Vector-borne diseases grip tricity; Punjab buses go off road P’kula sees 1.7K dengue infections Staff strike work for 7 hours | Candidates stuck at ISBT-43 Chikungunya count soars to 369 this year, Mohali dist worst-hit Naina Mishra Tribune News Service 106 PANCHKULA 69 MOHALI 149 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 P’KULA ADMN SUGGESTS PANEL TO END DUMPING SITE IMPASSE Tribune News Service AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH PAGE 3 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF REHRI-PULLER DIES IN ROAD ACCIDENT Chandigarh: A rehri-puller was killed and another injured after being hit by a truck near the Transport light point. Complainant Dilshad, a Bapu Dham Colony Phase II resident, claimed the truck hit his rehri and another belonging to Sarfaraz in Sector 26. They were taken to GMSH-16 and PGI, respectively. Sarfaraz was declared dead on arrival. A case has been registered. TNS WOMAN’S BODY FOUND IN SOHANA Mohali: The body of a 23-yearold nursing staff employee of a private hospital in Panchkula was found under mysterious circumstances near a village pond in Sohana on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Naseeb Kaur, a native of Abohar, currently staying with a girl in Sohana. No suicide note has been found. The body has been kept at the Phase-6 Civil Hospital mortuary. TNS Chandigarh, November 13 The ongoing strike by the Punjab Roadways and PRTC Contract Workers’ Union today spelled trouble for thousands of passengers, especially aspirants appearing in a Forest Department examination, as they had hard time heading back to respective destinations. The buses plied in the morning, but halted thereafter, leaving a large number of aspirants stranded at the ISBT-43 in the afternoon. Thousands of candidates who reached the ISBT-43 to board a bus back home had nowhere to go as the bus services were crippled by the protesting staff. Chaos prevailed from 10 am to 5 pm due to the strike. The crowd began to recede late in the evening as people made private arrangements or took alternative bus services. The situation was more or less the same in most of the bus stands in Mohali district. Passengers in Kharar, Kurali, Mohali and Dera Bassi were inconvenienced. Ropar resident Baldev Sirsa Candidates atop a bus as passengers scramble for a way out during a strike by Punjab Roadways and PEPSU staff at ISBT-43. PRADEEP TEWARI CTU RUNS 20 BUSES DEPT CAUGHT NAPPING ❝ There was chaos at ISBT-43 as contract staff stopped plying buses after 10 am. It is sheer harassment as Transport Department has been caught napping. Baldev Sirsa, ROPAR RESIDENT ❞ said: “I boarded a bus in the morning from Ropar and reached Chandigarh for a personal work. When I reached the ISBT-43 around 3 pm, there was a sea of passengers there. It took time to figure out what was happening and I finally learnt the protesting contract staff had stopped ply- Chandigarh Transport Undertaking officials claimed they operated around 20 buses on different routes of Punjab to take back those stranded at the ISBT owing to the strike. ing buses after 10 am. It is sheer harassment as the Transport Department has been caught napping.” The protesting employees are demanding reinstatement of a suspended conductor of Batala depot. He was suspended by the State Transport Continued on page 2 TREMORS DAMAGE PART OF ART COLLEGE WALL Cement blocks collapsed at Art College, Sector 10. PRADEEP TEWARI Chandigarh: Part of a wall made of blocks at Government College of Art, Sector 10, got damaged due to tremors caused by a 5.4 earthquake that hit Nepal at 8 pm on Saturday. “No one was hurt as the incident happened at night. The blocks are being arranged and put back up,” said a staff member. TNS 3 suspects held for snatching Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 13 Three suspects have been arrested by the Chandigarh police for snatching a purse, mobile phone and a chain from a pedestrian. Complainant Vishav Preet Singh, a resident of Sector 28, claimed he was having a walk on Saturday evening when three motorcycleborne miscreants stopped him near the Sector 27/28 light point and snatched his purse containing Rs 500 in cash and documents, his mobile phone and a chain. The victim raised the alarm, following which one CO-ACCUSED NABBED A co-accused in a snatching case earlier this month has been arrested. Aneesh Kumar (18), a resident of Dhanas, was arrested for snatching mobile phone and cash from a Palsora resident. His accomplice Wahid was arrested earlier. of the suspects, identified as Abhishek Kohli (22), a resident of Kaimbwala, was nabbed from the scene. The police later arrested the other two — Rahul Yadav (20) and Deepak (28), both residents of Sector 20. The snatched items and motorcycle used in the crime were also recovered. A case has been registered at the Sector 26 police station and investigation initiated. The suspects were produced in a local court today, which remanded them in judicial custody. c m y b CAUSE FOR CONCERN Chandigarh, November 13 The tricity is grappling with vector-borne diseases as dengue and chikungunya cases have soared since October. The tricity has this year witnessed 4,039 cases of dengue and 369 of chikungunya. Experts have linked the surge to a delayed monsoon withdrawal, enabling prolonged breeding of the vectorborne mosquitoes. As of November 12, Panchkula has seen maximum dengue cases (1,787), followed by Mohali (1,480) and Chandigarh (772). While no deaths due to dengue have been reported in Chandigarh and Panchkula, Mohali has recorded five fatalities so far this season. The spread of chikungunya has also triggered concern as Mohali alone has recorded 221 cases. Chandigarh and Panchkula have witnessed 74 cases each. Panchkula has so far issued 6,394 notices under the Haryana Municipal Business Byelaws Act to residents for violating the norms. The worst-affected areas in Panchkula district in terms of CITY Panchkula Mohali Chandigarh Total DENGUE 1,787 1,480 772 4,039 LOWER THAN LAST YEAR IN UT CHIKUNGUNYA 74 221 74 369 TRANSMITTED BY MOSQUITO ❝ Dengue cases have been declining with the decrease in temperature. The rise in cases can be attributed to delayed monsoon withdrawal. But the cases are lower than last year’s 1,596. Dr Suman Singh, DIRECTOR HEALTH SERVICES, CHANDIGARH ■ Chikungunya and dengue viruses are transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes DENGUE ❞ ■ Those living in or have travelled to areas where the viruses are found are at a higher risk of infection CHIKUNGUNYA ■ 1 in 4 people infected will develop disease ■ 3 in 4 people infected will develop disease ■ Incubation period: 4-7 days (range: 3-14 days) ■ Incubation period: 3-7 days (range: 2-12 days) ■ Most vulnerable: Kids under 15 years; some ■ Most vulnerable: Newborns, older adults, severe cases may need hospitalisation persons with underlying health conditions SYMPTOMS SYMPTOMS ■ Acute febrile illness (severity can vary over 5-7 days) ■ Begins as acute febrile I) Febrile Phase: Lasts 2-7 days after being bitten ■ Fever with two or more of following: Headache, pain behind eyes, joint pain, muscle and/or bone pain, rash, mild bleeding (nose or gums) II) Critical phase: Lasts 24-48 hours after being bitten. Most patients improve but severe cases may need hospitalisation ■ Warning signs: Plasma leakage, abdominal pain, persistent vomiting (at least three episodes within 24 hours) illness (fever can last a fortnight) ■ Causes severe polyarthralgia (pain in multiple joints) ■ Headache, muscle pain, joint swelling and rash ■ Some may see persistence or relapse of joint pain ■ Acute symptoms typically resolve within 7-10 days of the infection dengue remain Kalka, Pinjore, Surajpur, old Panchkula and Urban Panchkula. Dr Mankirat Murara, Principal Medical Officer, Panchku- la, says: “We have been carrying out field surveys and have found dengue larvae in stagnant water refrigerator trays, pots, tyres, etc. A lot of people travel during the day for work and get infected due to mosquito bites.” In Chandigarh, as many as Continued on page 2
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