30112022-CT-01.qxd 11/30/2022 12:50 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 30 NOVEMBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH UT TEACHERS PROTEST OVER NON-FULFILMENT OF DEMANDS PAGE 2 Contractual, guest teachers hold a protest over non-fulfilment of their demands by the UT Administration. MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,337 48,431 1,01,150 RECOVERED 98,149 48,009 99,979 NEW CASES 1 0 1 ACTIVE 7 1 3 CHANGE — 1 0 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 MAX 26°C | MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 11.1°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:22 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:01 AM Issue of overhead cables rocks MC House meeting 107 MOHALI 195 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF BAN ON DRONES Mohali: The district administration has banned flying of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles in the area of three km from the airport in view of President Droupadi Murmu’s visit to Haryana and the UT. The order will remain in force till November 30. TNS 1 HELD WITH DRUG Chandigarh: The police arrested Nitin Lalan (20), alias Toni, of Mauli Complex after he was found in possession of 10.6 gm of heroin near a government school in Raipur Kalan. TNS Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 29 The issue of removing overhead cables and wires rocked a meeting of the Municipal Corporation (MC) House today as several councillors demanded that companies should be given more time for shifting these cables underground. MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra, however, told them that the firms should pay the permission fee before seeking more time. No decision on the issue could be taken as the MC chief had to leave the meeting midway due to a personal reason. BJP councillor Kanwarjit Singh Rana said studies of students were getting affected due to snapping of Internet wires by the civic body and something should be done about it. Congress councillor Gurpreet Singh Gabi said there was a need to give the firms some time to lay underground wires as public was suffering due to the MC action. AAP councillor Yogesh Dhingra, Leader of Opposition, sought to know the pow- AAP and BJP councillors argue over the cables’ issue during the MC House meeting on Tuesday. NO DECISION YET While councillors and MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra differed on giving more time to firms to shift the cables underground, no decision on the issue could be taken as Mitra had to leave the House meeting midway due to a personal reason. er of councillors as, he said, the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) had passed a resolution to stop the drive against overhead ‘MOVE TO RAISE INCOME’ DRIVE BEGAN ON NOV 1 ■ MC started removing overhead The MC is facing cables in the city on November 1 revenue loss. We are now ■ The action came after a 3-month going to get ~6-8 crore. Had deadline given to firms was over the drive not started, they ■ Firms start applying for approval still would not have applied to lay underground cables ■ Officials say if given a breather, for permission. ❝ ❞ — Anindita Mitra, MC COMMISSIONER cables for eight months, but the MC chief said she was not bound by the resolution. The MC Commissioner said the F&CC had no power to c m y b UT ADMN NOTIFIES CHANGES IN DELIVERY OF PUBLIC SERVICES PAGE 3 UT notifies changes in public services, appellate authorities and time frame for purpose of Right to Service Act. Sandeep Rana 192 PANCHKULA 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 Mohali court extends police remand of dismissed ASI Rashpreet Singh by two days in nurse murder case. Give firms more time to lay wires underground, say councillors AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH PAGE 2 TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI FORECAST NURSE’S MURDER: SACKED COP’S REMAND EXTENDED firms will neither deposit fee nor shift cables underground give administrative orders. “The agenda was first passed in the MC House to remove such cables following which continued on page 2 TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE AAP pitches for 20,000-litre free water per month Chandigarh, November 29 Moving ahead on a promise it made during the Municipal Corporation (MC) elections last year, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today tabled an agenda in the House meeting to provide 20,000 litres of water free of cost to each household per month. AAP councillors said the agenda was accepted by Mayor Sarbjit Kaur for discussion, but the meeting could not complete as the MC chief had to leave due to personal reason. However, the Mayor told Chandigarh Tribune that any table agenda would be discussed in the House only after due approvals from the authorities concerned and a proper channel, and not just by being presented during the meeting. Leader of Opposition and AAP councillor Yogesh Dhingra said, “We had given this table agenda to the Mayor. continued on page 2 The suspects in police custody on Tuesday. PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Two youths held with 15 stolen motorcycles Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 29 The UT police have arrested two vehicle lifters and recovered 15 Bullet motorcycles stolen from Chandigarh and Mohali. Cops claimed to have worked out six cases of vehicle theft registered in the city with their arrest. A team led by Inspector Jaspal Singh, SHO, Sector 36 police station, nabbed the sus- Six cases of vehicle theft cracked in city pects, identified as Sanadar Singh (19), a resident of Tarn Taran, and Amritpal Singh (20) of Ferozepur district. The police said with a rise in vehicle thefts, a team was constituted to develop leads regarding gangs operating in the area. During the exercise, continued on page 2 12-yr-old hangs herself at Z’pur house Tribune News Service Zirakpur, November 29 A 12-year-old girl allegedly died by suicide at her house in Sukhna Colony here today. The deceased has been identified as Ashu. No suicide note was recovered from the spot. The girl’s mother had died in 2015. Her father Raju had gone for work when the girl hung herself from a ceiling fan. The police have taken possession of the body and started an investigation. Zirakpur SHO Deepinder Singh Brar said the deceased was mentally disturbed after the death of her mother.
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