19012023-CT-01.qxd 1/19/2023 12:36 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune BAG CONTAINING ~2.74 LAKH SNATCHED AT DERA BASSI UT TO ISSUE INSTRUCTIONS ON SC ORDER BY NEXT WEEK WOMAN SUFFERS BULLET INJURY AT CENTRAL JAIL Two bike-borne youths snatch a bag containing 2.74 lakh and cell phones from two persons in Dera Bassi. P2 UT will soon issue detailed instructions in the form of a public notice after studying the Supreme Court order. P3 A woman jail inmate suffers a bullet injury under mysterious circumstances at the Ambala Central Jail. P3 » » TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,358 48,434 1,01,163 RECOVERED 98,174 48,013 99,994 NEW CASES 0 0 0 ACTIVE 3 0 1 CHANGE 0 0 1 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 280 PANCHKULA 114 MOHALI 189 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD POWER SHUTDOWN MOHALI 9 am to 5 pm:Sectors 66, 67, 80, 85, 86, ISB, Pearl City, Preet City, Wave Estate, Emaar MGF, Mauli, Sambhalki, Nanu Majra, Sukhgarh villages INBRIEF UT RESIDENT LOSES ~1L TO CYBER FRAUD Chandigarh: Cyber fraudsters have duped a city resident of Rs 1 lakh. Surinderjit Singh, a resident of CRPF Camp, Hallo Majra, claimed he got a call from a man claiming to be his cousin living in Canada. The suspect asked for his bank account number, saying he wanted to transfer money. The suspect later sent a fake deposit slip of Rs 15.70 lakh, saying Rs 3.5 lakh out of the sum had to be transferred to his agent’s bank account. The complainant transferred Rs 1 lakh to the account, but later found out he had been duped. A case has been registered at the Cyber Crime police station. TNS MAN HELD WITH ILLEGAL FIREARM Chandigarh: A Sector 25 resident has been arrested by the Crime Branch for possessing a country made pistol. The suspect, Brinder, was nabbed near his house with the weapon. The police said he had procured weapon from Sikar, Rajasthan. A case under the Arms Act has been registered at the Sector 11 police station. He was on Wednesday produced in a court, which remanded him in two-day police custody. TNS Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Mohali, January 18 The existing seating arrangement at the Civil Hospital, Phase 6, is falling miserably short of requirement as patients and attendants are forced to sit on the pavement and along pathways in the biting cold. With most of the seats occupied inside, most patients choose to wait outside to make the most of the sunny weather amid the ongoing cold wave. Patients, including the aged, women clutching toddlers, and their attendants have to brave the inhospitable conditions on a daily basis in the absence of adequate number of seats or benches outside. The front courtyard, free medicine shop and car parking areas lack benches where patients can sit under the sun and wait for consultation. Outside the emergency ward of the hospital, four benches are present, enough to accommodate barely eight persons, forcing many to squat on the pavement, reflecting poorly on the working of the governmentrun institution. The DOTS (directly observed therapy short course) Centre and TB Laboratory counter does not have even a single bench for visitors. This at a time when the Punjab Government claims to lay special emphasis on healthcare. Lakhnaur resident Jaswinder Kaur, 66, explaining the need to sit under the sun at the hospital, says: “There is power outage and the doctor has asked for an Xray report of my fractured leg Continued on page 2 Visitors sit on a pavement in the absence of benches outside Civil Hospital, Phase 6, Mohali. PHOTOS: VICKY BRAVING THE ELEMENTS ■ Front courtyard, free medicine shop and car park lack benches for patients waiting for consultation ■ Outside emergency ward, barely four benches are present, enough to accommodate eight persons Chandigarh: An eight-year-old boy was injured after being hit by an unidentified vehicle at Daria village. Pawan Kumar, a resident of Daira village, alleged a vehicle sped away after hitting his son. However, the registration number of the vehicle was noted down. The victim was taken to the GMCH32. A case has been registered at the Industrial Area police station. TNS Light rain today Chandigarh, January 18 Light rain is expected in the city on Thursday, as per the weather forecast. According to the Chandigarh weather department, partly cloudy sky with light rain is expected. Following which, partly cloudy or clear sky is expected for three days. On January 23, light rain is expected again. The city recorded the maximum temperature of 18.2 °C, a little higher than yesterday’s 17.9 °C. This is still three degrees below normal. While the minimum temperature dropped to 3.3 °C, against 5.7 °C witnessed yesterday. This is two degrees below normal. —TNS Chandigarh, January 18 The Government Railway Police (GRP) have arrested a woman for the murder of a six-year-old girl, who was found dead on railway tracks at the Industrial Area, Phase II, on January 14. The police said suspect Amrita Devi, a resident of Ram Darbar, allegedly had an illicit relationship with victim’s father Chandan, also a Ram Darbar resident. After he stopped providing her financial help, their relationship turned sour as the two started having frequent fights. Angry Amrita allegedly took away his six-year-old daughter Madhu. In a fit of rage, she allegedly dumped her on the railway tracks. The girl had gone missing from her home around 5 pm on January 13 and the family members had launched a search. Her dismembered body was found near the railway tracks, around 800 metres from her home, a day later. Based on suspicion, the police questioned the suspect. To mislead the police, the suspect alleged Chandan used to go to a tantrik Girl went missing on Jan 13, body found next day Victim’s kin had held a protest at Poultry Farm Chowk on Jan 15. FILE ‘ILLICIT RELATIONS’ WITH VICTIM’S FATHER ■ Suspect Amrita Devi had illicit ■ In a fit of rage, she dumped the relationship with victim’s father ■ He refused to take care of her financial needs, prompting Amrita to take away his daughter on January 13, claim police victim on railway tracks. Her body was found on January 14 ■ In CCTV footage, cops saw Amrita leaving locality with victim and later returning without her (occultist) and that he apparently had some role in her disappearance. On scouring the CCTV footage of the area, the police didn’t find the presence of any tantrik near the house on the day of the incident. However, Amrita was seen leaving with the victim and later returning without her. “She was arrested and produced in a local court, which remanded her in judicial custody,” said an official. The victim was the eldest of the three siblings. Her father was a driver by profession and mother a housewife. After her body was found near the tracks, her family and locals had staged a protest at the Poultry Farm Chowk for two hours on January 15, leading to a traffic jam on the ChandigarhAmbala highway. 25-yr-old mother of two dies by hanging in Mohali WILL ADD BENCHES ONCE FUNDS RECEIVED ❝ ■ DOTS Centre and TB Lab counter, too, does not have even a single bench, forcing visitors to brave elements ■Portable benches that can be shifted according to weather conditions may solve problem, say visitors There are a few seats there. More will be arranged as and when funds are allotted. There was a power outage from 12 noon to 3 pm which may have led to X-ray reports being delayed. — Dr HS Cheema, SMO, CIVIL HOSPITAL, PHASE 6 NO POWER, FORCED TO WAIT FOR REPORT ❞ ❝ There is power outage and doctor has asked for an Xray report of my fractured leg. I have to wait till 3 pm. — Jaswinder Kaur, LAKHNAUR RESIDENT ❞ Mohali, January 18 A 25-year-old woman, mother of two sons, aged 5 and 2, died by hanging at her Madanpura residence owing to suspected marital discord on Wednesday morning, said the police. The deceased has been identified as Sonam. Her parents claimed she was married to Shiv six years ago and was not on good terms with her husband, a peon in a private firm. “Around 10 am, the victim hanged herself in her house. Neighbours noticed the body in her room and informed her parents. No suicide note has been found on her. There are no injury marks on the body,” said Sumit Mor, SHO, Phase 1 police station. The statement of her parent had been recorded and the body sent for a post-mortem examination. — TNS UT sets aside SDM Health Secy’s timely CPR saves visitor’s life order to seal café Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 18 Timely cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) given by Chandigarh Health Secretary Yashpal Garg saved the life of a visitor who collapsed in the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) office due to a suspected heart attack on Tuesday morning. Janak Kumar, resident of Sector 41-A, was visiting the Dushyant Singh Pundir MINOR INJURED IN ROAD ACCIDENT FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Poor seating tests patients’ Body on rly tracks: Woman in policenetfor6-yr-old’smurder patience at Mohali hospital Gaurav Kanthwal CHANDIGARH MAX 19°C | MIN 6°C YESTERDAY MAX 18.2°C | MIN 3.3°C SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:18 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD No benches, visitors forced to sit on pavement at Ph 6 facility AIR QUALITY INDEX PARTLY CLOUDY SUNSET THURSDAY 5:48 PM » THURSDAY | 19 JANUARY 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 18 In a major relief to the owner of a cafe, the court of Chief Administrator has set aside the order of the SDM (East) to seal an SCO in Sector 26. An appeal was filed before the court of Dr Vijay Namdeorao Zade, Chief Administrator, UT, by owners of an SCO in Sector 26 against the order passed by the SDM (East), exercising the powers of Estate Officer, whereby it was ordered to seal the SCO on account of building violations. Vikas Jain, counsel on behalf of the appellants, submitted the appellants bought the SCO on June 27, 2008, and applied for transfer of ownership to their names on the basis of a registered sale deed, but the Estate Office demanded unearned profit from the appellants. Against that, the appellants filed an appeal before the Chief Administrator, who vide order dated March 9, 2020, set aside the order of the Estate Officer and remanded back the case to the Estate Officer with specific directions to process the case for transfer of leasehold rights in respect of the SCO as per rules. Meanwhile, the Estate Officer issued two show-cause BUILDING VIOLATIONS IN SEC 26 SCO ■ Appellants bought Sec 26 SCO in 2008 and applied for transfer of ownership to their names, but Estate Office demanded unearned profit from them ■ They moved Chief Administrator’s court, which set aside Estate Officer’s order in 2020, directing EO to process case for transfer of leasehold rights ■ EO further issued 2 show-cause notices to previous owners alleging violations; appellants got a non-speaking order on Jan 4, 2023, directing sealing of SCO ■ Court set aside impugned Jan 4 order, saying in absence of decision on transfer of leasehold rights, how could appellants submit revised building plans to set violations right notices dated January 31, 2017, and March 24, 2022, alleging violations which were sanctionable through revised building plans. The appellants were surprised to Continued on page 2 CHB office in connection with a hearing before the Secretary, Chandigarh Housing Board, when he collapsed inside the office chamber. He was immediately put in a chair and CPR was provided by Garg, also the Chief Executive Officer, CHB. After the CPR process for about a minute, Kumar regained consciousness, said the official. Continued on page 2 OLD VIDEO COMES IN HANDY ❝ I have no prior training, but had seen a video in which doctor uses CPR to revive patient who collapses in chair… I did whatever came to my mind. There was no time to waste. CPR being given at CHB office. ❞ — Yashpal Garg, UT HEALTH SECY & CEO, CHB UT Mayor gets going, reviews projects’ status Chandigarh, January 18 Day after getting elected, Mayor Anup Gupta today held a meeting with MC officers and reviewed the status of various projects. He gathered projectwise information about the ongoing works from the officers. He then directed them to speed up the pending works. Gupta will hold his first MC House meeting this month. Some pending and new development agenda items will be taken up. Meanwhile, Gupta had a busy day with party leaders and other supporters calling on him. Delegations of officers and staff unions also met him. — TNS ‘Double delight as Shubman’s father & coach’ Tribune News Service MILESTONES ACHIEVED Mohali, January 18 It was a moment of joy for the family of cricketer Shubman Gill after he became the youngest player to score a double century in a One-Day International (ODI) match. Gill slammed 208 off 149 balls against New Zealand in the first ODI match in Hyderabad on Wednesday. With this feat, the 23-yearold Mohali cricketer has joined an elite league of Indian cricketers to score a double ton. As soon as he achieved the feat, celebrations erupted at his Mohalibased residence. Gill, who represents the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), scored his third century. It came on the back of a century in the final c m y b ■ Shubman Gill has become the fifth player after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan to score double tons for India in ODIs ■ He has also become the fastest Indian to complete 1,000 runs in ODIs ■ Gill becomes youngest player to score 200 runs in ODI match 200 in a one-day game!! At such a young age, incredible & unbelievable!! A very proud day for me and Shubman’s dad!!! Congratulations @ShubmanGill the whole country is proud of you — Yuvraj Singh, FORMER CRICKETER ‘PROUD MOMENT’ match of the Sri Lanka series. “We enjoy every match of Indian team. It is my love for this game that I have worked Journey so far We enjoy every ❝Indian team. It ismatch of my love for this game that I have worked hard with my son over the years. It’s a proud moment as a father and his (Shubman) coach. — Lakhwinder Singh, FATHER ❞ hard with my son over the years to make him a cricketer. It’s a proud moment as a father as well as his (Shub- improvement in him. His shot selection is getting better. I will tell him to continue playing. His hard work will surely pay off in the coming years,” said Lakhwinder. ELATED SHUBMAN GILL’S PARENTS. man) coach,” said an elated Lakhwinder Singh, Shubman’s father. “I have seen a tremendous In 2015, the former Mohali opener, who also captained the Punjab U-16 team, had made his state proud by amassing 1,018 runs in seven matches (including five centuries and three half-centuries) in the U-16 Vijay Merchant season. He was drafted to the India U-19 side as the vice-captain for the 2018 World Cup. In 2014, he slammed 351 in Punjab’s Inter-District U-16 Tournament and shared a record opening stand of 587 with Continued on page 2
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