09012023-CT-01.qxd 1/9/2023 12:34 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune CITY AIRPORT SEES 24% RISE IN FLYERS IN 2022-23 TWO ARRESTED FOR FIRING INTO AIR AT BHANKHARPUR 2 CLUBS FACE MUSIC FOR NOT ADHERING TO NOISE LEVELS The number of passengers at the Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport rises by 24 per cent. P3 Mohali police arrest two persons for firing into air at a taxi service station at Bhankharpur village. P3 Sound systems of two clubs in Sec 7 seized for playing music beyond the permissible noise levels. P3 » » TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,354 48,434 1,01,159 RECOVERED 98,170 48,012 99,988 NEW CASES 1 0 0 ACTIVE 3 1 3 CHANGE 0 0 0 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX Tribune News Service CHANDIGARH 337 PANCHKULA 199 MOHALI 314 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 Youth does act in front of teacher at Sec 38 park SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF 16 CHALLANED FOR DRUNKEN DRIVING Chandigarh: The traffic police challaned 16 persons and impounded four vehicles for drunken driving on Saturday night. Nakas were laid at three locations. Since January 1, the police have issued 100 challans and impounded 49 vehicles. TNS CYCLIST KILLED IN ACCIDENT Chandigarh, January 8 A 50-year-old college teacher went through a horrifying experience when a youth flashed in front of her at a park in Sector 38 today. The woman clicked a picture of the youth in the act and provided it to the police. The complainant said after finishing her morning chores, she went for a walk in a park around 11 am. While she was walking in the park, a young boy, aged around 18 years, who was wearing a hoodie and a lower, asked her to stop. “Since I am a teacher, I thought it must be one of my students. However, the suspect dropped his lower and flashed in front of me,” the complainant said. She said though she told the boy that she was going to inform the police, the youth, who was wearing a mask, The suspect clicked by the victim at a park in Sector 38. RECENT INCIDENT WARNING FAILS TO DETER BOY A 45-year-old auto driver was arrested for stalking and sexually harassing a radio jockey while she was returning home from work. The incident happened in broad daylight at Sector 38. ■ Incident happens around 11 am ■ Boy continues with the act despite warning by victim ■ He also tries to snatch the teacher’s mobile continued with the obscene act. “When I pulled out my phone to click his picture, the boy covered his head with the hood,” she added. The youth even tried to snatch her phone. “I didn’t get scared and dealt with the situation very bravely. If it had been some young girl in my place, then she would have panicked,” she added. The police were informed about the incident. The Sector 39 police have initiated an investigation into the matter. Tribune News Service SEVEN FLIGHTS CANCELLED Mohali: Seven flights were cancelled at the SBSI Airport here on Sunday. Three arrivals (from Delhi, Ahmedabad) and four departures (to Delhi, Ahmedabad) could not take place. The Pune and Jaipur flights were diverted to Delhi and Jaipur, respectively. Most of the early morning and evening flights were behind schedule. TNS NITIN MITTAL MAN ROBBED OF CASH, MOBILE Chandigarh: Four unidentified persons robbed a man of cash and a mobile phone. Laltu Kumar of Jagatpura village reported that he was robbed of Rs 4,400 and a phone by the four persons at Sector 47. A case has been registered. TNS Remove illegal vendors: Sec19-C traders LPG cylinder exploded at unauthorised stall on Saturday night Sandeep Rana RESIDENTS’ CONCERN Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 8 In the wake of an LPG cylinder blast at an unauthorised vendor’s stall yesterday, traders of Sector 19-C have once again approached the local Station House Officer (SHO) demanding the removal of all illegal vendors from the area. “This is a great danger to the nearby buildings and general public. Their stalls cause parking problems. It is requested that these unauthorised stalls be removed before a major incident took place,” said Sector 19-C Market Committee in a letter to the SHO. “These street vendors have encroached on the whole parking lot. They leave their equipment, including cylinders, stoves and carts, in the parking area at night. This is not an authorised vending zone. All vendors in operating from an authorised area should also be instructed to remove their goods and carts at night,” demands the committee. According to the traders, there was a cylinder blast at a “chaat” stall near the Customers at the chemist shop in Civil Hospital, Mani Majra. Another civil hospital gets chemist shop Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 8 Now, the Civil Hospital, Mani Majra, has got a chemist shop. On Wednesday, a chemist shop was opened at the Civil Hospital, Sector 22. These chemist shops will run round the clock. The Health Department has planned a chemist shop each at the civil hospitals of Mani Majra, Sector 22 and Sector 45. Yash Pal Garg, Health Secretary, said, “The bidding for the shop at the Civil Hospital, Sector 45, is going on.” The department had recently opened three more chemist shops at the GMSH-16, including a Jan Aushadhi store. Earlier, a sole chemist had been operating on its premises for the past 29 years. Mohali, January 8 The UT police pitched a tent alongside the Qaumi Insaaf Morcha tent near the Chandigarh-Mohali border today. Officials from Chandigarh and Mohali kept visiting the morcha site throughout the day and held talks with protesters. Hundreds of protesters, including elderly, women and children, from far-flung areas of Punjab are staying in tents, demanding the release of ‘Bandi Singhs’ and other issues. Heavy police force was deployed at the spot with barricades on roads from Chandigarh and Mohali side as well. The protesters alleged that no mobile toilets had been stationed either by the Mohali MC or the UT Administration for them or the police personnel. “Women and police personnel are having a great difficulty in this cold weather,” said an activist. On Saturday, hundreds of protesters marched from Gurdwara Amb Sahib towards Chandigarh seeking the release of ‘Bandi ■ Vendors leave their equipment in parking area at night ■ A big eatery has encroached on area in front of police station ■ Visitors park two-wheelers, four- wheelers at entrance to houses MARKET PANEL’S PLEA ❝It is requested that these unauthorised stalls be removed before a major incident took place. ❞ Market Committee << Visitors face problem in parking vehicles at Sadar Market, Sector 19-C. VICKY electricity transformer behind SCF No. 12 at 5 am on Saturday. The blast was so severe that a tree branch was blown off. Had it occurred during the daytime, it would have put the lives of many visitors at risk in this crowded market. In June, 2020, the MC’s Special Commissioner had written to the UT SSP for the removal of temporary encroachers from Sectors 15, 17, 19, 22 and other congested markets before 12 noon and after 8 pm. The MC’s enforcement wing is responsible for ensuring that no encroacher runs business from 12 noon to 8 pm. However, neither the MC nor the police could provide relief to the local residents and visitors. TRAFFIC DIVERSION Traffic is being diverted from the Sector 51-52 light point. People can take following alternative routes to travel from Chandigarh to Mohali: Sector 44/45/50/51 (Colony No.5) light point and Sector 42/43/52/53 chowk Singhs’, but were stopped at the UT border. The police had installed barricades to block their entry. “Public is being informed that to maintain law and order in the city, road from Sector 51/52 light point (Himalaya Marg) up to Mataur Barrier till the YPS roundabout and from the YPS roundabout up till Sector 51-52 light point is still closed. Traffic is being diverted from Sector 51-52 light point. People can take following alternative routes to travel from Chandigarh to Mohali - Sector 44/45/50/51 (Colony No.5) light point and Sector 42/43/52/53 chowk,” Chandigarh Traffic Police tweeted on Sunday morning. Tribune News Service WESTERN DISTURBANCE People take a walk amid the dense fog at Sukhna Lake on Sunday. PRADEEP TEWARI “A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect the western Himalayan region from January 10. The temperatures are expected to gradually increase, providing some relief to people from the severe cold conditions,” said a weatherman. the normal night temperature. Temperatures are likely to increase over the next few days. Yesterday, the city wit- nessed the coldest day of the winter season so far when the maximum temperature went down to 11.1°C. “A fresh West- ern Disturbance is likely to affect the western Himalayan region from January 10. The temperatures are expected to c m y b gradually increase, providing some relief to people from the severe cold conditions,” said a weatherman. A big eatery is operating by encroaching the parking area right in front of the Sector 19 police station. A number of other illegal vendors also run business from the Sadar Bazaar parking lot. Two-wheelers and fourwheelers parked by visitors block the entry to the houses of local residents. MBA student dies by suicide RELEASE OF ‘BANDI SINGHS’ Dense fog, severe cold to stay for next three days Chandigarh, January 8 No respite from dense fog and severe cold conditions is in sight, at least, till January 12. According to the local Weather Department, dense fog is likely to continue for the next three days. Thereafter, there is a possibility of light rain on January 12. There is no forecast of dense fog on January 12 and 13. Today’s maximum temperature was recorded at 12.5°C, which is 8 degrees below the normal daytime temperature. It still falls in the “severe cold day” category. The tricity has witnessed severe cold for the past few days with the day temperature remaining about 6.5 degrees below normal. The minimum temperature was 4.5°C, one degree below FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE UT cops put up tent near protest site Chandigarh: A woman cyclist died after being hit by a bus. Ramjeet of EWS Colony, Maloya, reported that his mother Shiv Devi was hit by a recklessly driven Punjab Roadways bus near the Sector 45/46/49/50 light point. She was rushed to the GMCH, Sector 32, where the doctors declared her dead on arrival. Bus driver Ajeet Singh has been booked. TNS MAX 13°C | MIN 6°C YESTERDAY MAX 12.5°C | MIN 4.5°C SUNRISE TUESDAY 7.20 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Flashing horror for morning walker GENERALLY CLOUDY SUNSET MONDAY 5.40 PM » MONDAY | 9 JANUARY 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST FREAK MISHAP: Firefighters douse the flames on a two-wheeler at Majri Chowk, Panchkula, on Sunday. The scooter caught fire as the rider tried to start it at the traffic lights. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Chandigarh, January 8 A 23-year-old MBA student reportedly hanged herself at his house on the Panjab University (PU) campus in Sector 14 today. The victim, identified as Manish, was pursuing MBA from a private university in Mohali. The police received information about the incident from the PGI. Investigation revealed the victim locked his room before killing himself. His father broke the door and rushed him to the hospital.— TNS
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