29112022-CT-01.qxd 29-11-2022 00:28 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 29 NOVEMBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH PAGE 2 IND’L AREA TRADERS PROTEST VIOLATION NOTICES BY ADMN Traders of the Industrial Area protest building violation notices being issued by the UT Administration. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,336 48,431 1,01,149 RECOVERED 98,148 48,008 99,978 NEW CASES 0 0 1 ACTIVE 7 2 3 CHANGE — — 1 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 Negligence panel starts procedure to constitute a board to probe surgeries at charitable eye hospital in P’kula. MAX 27°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26.8°C | MIN 10.5°C SUNSET TUESDAY 5:21 PM PAGE 3 2ND CHARGING STATION FOR E-BUSES COMING UP AT SEC 17 While a charging station is already functional at the bus stand, work on second one is going on in full swing. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Councillors for powers to inspect works, sign contractors’ cheque 3 parties come up with joint agenda | To be tabled in House today Sandeep Rana AIR QUALITY INDEX UNFINISHED PROJECTS CAUSING TROUBLE Tribune News Service CHANDIGARH 154 PANCHKULA 94 MOHALI 175 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 PAGE 3 PROCEDURE TO CONSTITUTE BOARD OF INQUIRY BEGINS SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF INFANT FOUND DUMPED IN GARBAGE Chandigarh: A newborn boy was found abandoned near garbage at Mauli Jagran village. Local residents noticed the infant and informed the police. Cops reached the spot and took the infant to the GMCH-32. A case under Section 317 (exposure and abandonment of child under 12 years) of the IPC has been registered at Mauli Jagran police station. TNS JUVENILE HELD FOR THEFT FROM CAR Chandigarh: A juvenile was allegedly caught stealing a purse from a car parked near the cremation ground, Sector 25. Complainant Jithin Murali of Sector 38 claimed a boy stole his purse containing Rs 700 cash and documents from his car. A 14-year-old suspect was apprehended and a case registered at the Sector 11 police station. TNS Chandigarh, November 28 In an unusual move, Municipal Corporation councillors of all three political parties have demanded that they be allowed to inspect allotted works/tenders in their respective areas and that final payment to contractors be released only after issuance of satisfactory certificate with the name and signature of the councillor concerned. A table agenda has been prepared in this regard and will be tabled in the Tuesday’s monthly General House meeting for consideration. The agenda is expected to see a fireworks between councillors and officers. The table agenda says: “It is often seen no information is provided to the councillors regarding start and completion of development ■ The table agenda has been proposed by two BJP councillors, one from the Congress and two from the AAP ■ They claim they don’t get info regarding start/completion of development works/tender notice/renovation in respective wards ■ As a result, contractors often leave works midway, due to which public faces problems and councillors A contractual worker engaged in Chandigarh. PRADEEP TEWARI are at the receiving end, they say GET ~80L PER YEAR FOR DEVELOPMENT ■ They want info regarding works/ ■ MC councillors get ~80 lakh ■ Besides General House, they are part tender notices related to respecWard Development Fund per of different sub-committees; they tive wards be provided to them year and can recommend works approve or reject agendas tabled before start/completion of project tory or not. The contractors leave some works in between due to which general public faces a lot of problems and the councillors have to face difficulties.” While seeking the passage of the agenda, they continued on page 2 A first: PGI to study impact of mixingCovishield,Covaxindoses Two arrested for smuggling liquor Chandigarh, November 28 The Health Department of Chandigarh, Government of Punjab and Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) will jointly conduct a new study on use of Covid-19 vaccines. A first-of-its-kind study in the country will examine immune response, tolerability and side-effects of Covishield and Covaxin when given in combination as first and second dose. A total of 1,028 healthy unvaccinated volunteers, who have not taken any Covid vaccine, will be considered for participation in this study. A group of volunteers will be given Covishield as the first dose and Covaxin as second, while the second group will works/DNITs (detailed notice inviting tenders)/renovation in their respective wards i.e. whether the work is satisfac- VOLUNTEERS TO GET COMBINATION OF SHOTS ■ Study will examine immune response, tolerability, side-effects of Covishield and Covaxin when given in combination ■ 1,028 unvaccinated volunteers will get doses in two groups — Covishield and Covaxin as first and second dose, respectively; and vice versa ■ Results will be compared with findings in volunteers getting same vaccine as the first and second dose get Covaxin as the first dose and Covishield as second. The result of the combination will be compared with findings in volunteers getting the same vaccine as the first and second dose. The volunteers will be inoculated at the PGI here and Dr BR Ambedkar State Institute ■ It may help address issues of shortage and wastage (unused before expiry) across country along with better immune boosting response in community of Medical Sciences, Mohali. During the study, the volunteers will be monitored by a team of medical experts. The study protocol has already been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India, Government of India, and the ethics committee, continued on page 2 Panchkula, November 28 Two persons — Gurdeep Singh, a resident of Jholuwal village in Pinjore, and Rajinder, a resident of Maheshpur village in Sector 21, Panchkula — have been arrested for possessing illegal countrymade and IMFL liquor. The police said on a tip-off, sleuths of the anti-narcotics cell set up a barricade near Surajpur on November 27. The team stopped a car being driven by Gurdeep Singh. On checking, 120 bottles of countrymade liquor and 60 bottles of IMFL were seized. A case was registered and a local court remanded him in oneday police custody. In another case, Rajinder, a resident of Maheshpur village in Sector 21, was arrested with 54 quarters of illicit liquor. — TNS Owing to charges, passengers are dropped off by cab and auto drivers short of the parking booths, forcing them to walk up to the Chandigarh railway station with their belongings on Monday. NITIN MITTAL Heftychargepinchescabbies, railtravellersforced to march Chandigarh, November 28 The pick-up and drop-off system introduced recently at the Chandigarh Railway Station continues to burn a hole in the pocket of people. Harassed passengers are often seen fighting at the parking lot over the six-minute free window to pick up or drop off passengers. Many passengers have to walk long distances to catch a train or a cab as cabbies are reluctant to enter the zone due to hefty charges for exceeding the six-minute window. Sonia Malik, a city resident, laments: “People are being harassed due to the prevailing system. Those manning the parking counters are rude. How can a vehicle get out of the zone within six minutes if other cars are already lined up in front? I have had to walk outside with luggage as no cabbie is willing to enter the zone. It is only causing traffic jams.” Ravinder Singh, another passenger, says: “No cab driver wants to pick up or drop off passengers at the railway station entrance due to the hefty charges. This system must end. People are facing harassment and the railway station administration is not bothered.” Newdogpoundtobeup&runningbyMarch Youth Cong begins five-hour daily protest ❝ CAUSING JAMS Those manning parking counters are rude. I had to walk outside with luggage as no cabbie was willing to enter the zone. It is only causing traffic jams. Sonia Malik, A CITY RESIDENT ❝ Youth Congress activists protest levy at Chandigarh rly station. Raising a banner of revolt against the system, the city Youth Congress today started an indefinite protest. The activists staged a demonstration to press the Chandigarh and railway authorities to withdraw the charges. The protest, to be held from 12 pm to 5 pm every day, will continue till the demands are met. “People are being fleeced in the name of fee. Cabbies, autorickshaw drivers, and rickshaw-pullers are also feeling the heat, as they cannot pay BEING FLEECED People are being fleeced in the name of fee. Cabbies, autorickshaw drivers, and rickshawpullers are feeling the heat, as they cannot pay high charges. Manoj Lubana, PRESIDENT, CITY YOUTH CONGRESS such high charges. The Railways is meant for mass travel. Earning profits by putting extra burden on people is uncalled for,” said Manoj Lubana, president, city Youth Congress. HS Lucky, president of city Congress unit, said: “The decision would affect the interest of common people. The party will protest the decision. The government is trying to privatise the Railways. We want the fee withdrawn immediately.” continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Police officials with the child and his parents at Dera Bassi. 2-yr-old Dera Bassi boy rescued; UP man held Mohali, November 28 The two-year-old son of a Dera Bassi couple, who had gone missing from a nearby park on November 21, has been rescued by the police. The suspect, Rajesh Paswan, a resident of Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, had allegedly taken away Chandan, one of the two siblings playing in the park in the afternoon. The police said the child, son of Guddu, was rescued and the suspect arrested near Sohana. The child was handed over to the family, a migrant labour couple. A case under Section 365 of the IPC had been registered at the Dera Bassi police station on November 26. The suspect has been remanded in three-day police custody. SUSPECT DIDN’T HAVE OFFSPRING ❝ The suspect did not have an offspring and thus decided to steal the child. No ransom call was made to the parents. Jaskanwal Singh, ZIRAKPUR SHO ❞ ASP Darpan Ahluwalia said: “After the child’s parents approached the police, an FIR was registered the same day i.e. on November 26 afternoon and the suspect was arrested on November 27 evening.” The police were investigating as to how the accused zeroed in on the family and the child, added the ASP The police . continued on page 2 Jeweller told to vacate SCO co-owned by Kirron Kher Chandigarh, November 28 To control stray dog population in the city, a dog pound with a capacity of 310 kennels will be made operational at Raipur Kalan by March next year. The state-of-the-art pound will have a dog care unit where injured canines will be treated. It will house a laboratory, a hospital and an operation theatre. Along with sterilisation, vaccination of feral dogs will also be carried out. The centre, spread over 2.50 acres, will have a facility to sterilise 1,000 stray dogs. The Municipal Corporation is already running an Animal Birth Control (ABC) Centre in Sector 38 for sterilisation, with a capacity of 110 kennels. With the coming up of a new dog pound, the capacity will increase to 420 kennels in the city. In the action taken report submitted recently — on issues mentioned in the minutes of the Administrator’s Advisory Council held on February 22 — the MC stated the work of ABC Centre was given to the Compassion for Animal Welfare Association (CAWA), an NGO, in July and 941 dogs had been sterilised so far. The dog pound at Raipur Kalan was under construction and Chandigarh, November 28 It is a settled law that the consent of other co-owners is not a precondition and so long as the co-owners do not have an objection to the eviction petition, the plea for eviction shall be maintainable. The observation was made by Mayank Marwaha, Rent Controller, Chandigarh, while ordering a jeweller to vacate part of the first floor of a shopcum-office (SCO) in Sector 17E and hand over the possession of the premises to Kanwal Thakar Singh, sister of MP Kirron Kher, within a month. Singh had filed a rent petition under Section 13-B of the East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act, 1949, as extended to UT Chandigarh, for eviction of tenants Arun Jain and Rajesh Jain from SCO No. 18. In the plea, it was claimed Singh and her sister Kher owned 50% share in the SCO. She required the building to set up a health centre-cumgymnasium-cum-spa on the first, second and third floors of the SCO. Counsel for the respondents argued the petition had not been filed with the consent of the other coowner. The court, however, didn’t find merit in the argument and said it didn’t affect The dog pound is coming up at Raipur Kalan, Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL UNIT TO TREAT INJURED CANINES 12,920 STRAY DOGS ■ Will house a lab, a hospital and an operation theatre IN CITY (2018 CENSUS) ■ Besides sterilisation, vaccination will be carried out 28 DOG-BITE CASES/ ■ Spread over 2.5 acres, can sterilise 1,000 stray dogs DAY REPORTED IN 2020 ■ Will have 310 kennels; increase city’s capacity to 420 10,558 BITTEN IN 2020 would be functional by March 2023, said the report. Further, 29 rabid and biting dogs had been lifted by the MC and transferred to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) facility located in Sector 38, c m y b which is under the ambit of the Deputy Commissioner. A census conducted by the UT Animal Husbandry Department in 2018 pegged the number of stray dogs at 12,920. Around 25 to 30 dogbite cases are reported on an average from the city every day. As many as 28 dog-bite cases per day were reported in the city in 2020. According to the data with the UT Health Department, 10,558 persons were bitten by dogs in the city in 2020. Co-owners’ consent not pre-condition to eviction plea against tenant: Court the status of petitioner as landlord being a co-owner. The court said there was no document on record to suggest the other co-owner had ever taken objection to eviction of the respondents from the premises. The court said the petitioner had successfully established her bona fide personal necessity and her status as an NRI. The petitioner had also been able to prove her relationship of landlord-tenant with the respondents. “In view of this, the respondents are ordered to be evicted from the tenanted premises on the ground of bona fide requirement of the petitioner for personal use and occupation. Respondents are ordered to be evicted from the tenanted premises and they are directed to hand over the vacant possession of tenanted premises within a period of one month from the date of order,” said the order. The court had earlier ordered eviction of tenants — M/s Trendsetters, M/s Dullah House, M/s Davinder S Jaaj and Co. — from the SCO. — TNS
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