09022023-CT-01.qxd 2/9/2023 1:08 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune MC TO SPEND ~50 LAKH ON STUDY TOURS NEXT FISCAL 77 PROPERTIES TO BE E-AUCTIONED IN MOHALI CHANDIGARH SETTLE FOR DRAW AGAINST MAHARASHTRA Even as councillors have been facing flak over study tours, MC again keeps ~50L for the purpose in fiscal 2023-24. P2 GMADA will conduct an e-auction of 77 properties situated in various projects/sectors of Mohali. P3 UT lads bag a maximum of points on the basis of their first innings lead from a draw against M’rashtra. P3 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 108 PANCHKULA 53 MOHALI 89 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MAN HELD WITH 11 STOLEN PHONES Mohali: The police arrested a snatcher and recovered 11 stolen mobile phones from him on Wednesday. The suspect has been identified as Narinder Singh, alias Lucky, a resident of Khalidpur village in Ropar. A case under Section 379-B of the IPC has been registered against him at the Balongi police station. TNS CBI nabs Mani Majra ASI taking bribe Chandigarh, February 8 An ASI of the Chandigarh police has been arrested by a team of the CBI allegedly for accepting Rs 25,000 in bribe. The suspect, identified as Balkar Singh, was posted at the Mani Majra police station. Sources said the Balkar had demanded a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a CBI complainant, Gurpreet Singh, for providing him some relief in a case of abetment to suicide. The sources said a girl had died by suicide on December 21 last year. A suicide note was found at the spot, in which the girl had blamed Gurpreet for driving her to suicide. Today, a team of the CBI laid a trap and nabbed Balkar allegedly while taking the first instalment of Rs 25,000 of the bribe money. — TNS TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD GENERALLY CLOUDY MAX 24°C | MIN 10°C YESTERDAY MAX 23.1°C | MIN 9.4°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6.06 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 7.07 AM » THURSDAY | 9 FEBRUARY 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Attacked by protesters with spears, cops run for cover 40 police personnel injured IProtest over Bandi Singhs turns violent Gaurav Kanthwal Tribune News Service Mohali, February 8 It is uncommon to see protesters riding horses, carrying swords, spears and sticks, chase the police as they run for cover in the City Beautiful that is known for its tight security arrangements. Armed youths, seeking the release of “Bandi Singhs”, vandalised 12 police vehicles and injured 40 personnel, including 29 from the UT police. The protest turned violent as the police used a water cannon to stop the protesters from marching to Punjab Chief Minister’s residence in Chandigarh. Residents of the tricity are wondering how a group of protesters was allowed to get away with such things when Section 144 of the CrPC has been implemented in Chandigarh and prohibitory orders on demonstrations, raising slogans and gathering of five or more persons imposed in Mohali. Eyewitnesses said the protesters had started gathering in and around Mohali since morning. While the main action was witnessed at the morcha site, many protesters tried to enter Chandigarh from the nearby sectors, but the alert cops foiled their bid. The build-up had been gaining momentum for the past some days with protesters making speeches from the stage at the protest site. Hundreds of protesters, including members of religious bodies and farmer group, have been staging a protest on MohaliChandigarh border since January 7, demanding the release of “Bandi Singhs” among other issues. Unprovoked, claim UT police officials Tribune News Service Protesters clash with the police on the Sector 52-53 road at Chandigarh border on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO An injured police woman at the hospital. PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI A protester riding a horse during the clash. TRIBUNE PHOTO ASI Surinder Kaur has received seven stitches on the arm. Another cop was hit with a blunt weapon near the eye. Surinder Kaur, who is posted at the Sector 34 police station, was attacked with a sword. “I suffered seven stitches on the left arm,” she said. A woman constable, while interacting with the DGP said, “I , got hit with a stone on the hand and was also suffered a stick blow on the shoulder,” she said. Another woman constable said they were standing near the barricades when suddenly, a few protesters, riding horses and brandishing swords, attacked the police. A CRPF man, who was attacked with a sword, said the attackers tried to snatch his arm and ammunition. He suffered injuries on the forehead. The day’s event began with a gathering at 10 am at the site. The march towards Chandigarh began at 12 noon. The situation turned violent around 3:30 pm. The commotion was over before 6 pm. ASI GETS 7 STITCHES ASI Surinder Kaur has received seven stitches on the arm. Another cop was hit with a blunt weapon near the eye. Surinder Kaur, who is posted at the Sector 34 police station, was attacked with a sword. “I suffered seven stitches on the left arm,” she said. BLAME GAME ON BETWEEN UT, MOHALI COPS UT DGP Praveer Ranjan said the mayhem lasted for around two hours in the Punjab area, after which the UT police were attacked. A senior police official from Mohali said most of the vandalism was done on the UT side. Both UT and Punjab police officials said there was a lack of coordination. Chandigarh, February 8 In the evening, the Chandigarh police, in a press release, stated that 12 pro-Khalistan organisations of Punjab, under the banner of Quami Insaaf Morcha, have been protesting at Matour Barrier to press for various demands Today, a protest march by (125/150) members of the morcha, led by Ravinder Singh Bajidpur (Lok Hit Mission Toll Plaza Baroudi), reached Chandigarh-Mohali border on Sector 52/53 road. They wanted to march towards Chandigarh to meet the Punjab CM. While they were being told that protests were prohibited in Chandigarh due to the prohibitory orders under Section 144, CrPC, the protesters suddenly moved towards the Chandigarh barrier and started pelting the police deployed at the barrier with stones. Mild force was used to disperse the protesters. Thereafter, around 3 pm, 300 or 400 members of the jattha, led by Gurcharan Singh, moved from the morcha site towards the CM’s residence. When the Jatha reached the barricades, senior police officers tried to persuade the protesters to maintain peace. But members of the jathha, who were armed with swords, lathis and other weapons, and were riding horses and tractor-trailers, launched an unprovoked attack by breaking the barricades. They attacked police Protesters remove 12 barricades A police vehicle damaged during the clash. MURDER BID CASE Eleven personnel of the Mohali police were also injured and they have been admitted to the Phase VI Civil Hospital. A case of attempt to murder, obstructing government servant from performing duty and other relevant sections has been registered. WERE PELTED WITH STONES: PROTESTERS Protesters alleged the situation turned ugly when some migrants, at the instance of the administration and the police, hurled stones at the crowd before fleeing. officials and damaged several police vehicles. The protesters also took away around 12 barricades of the Chandigarh Police. Twentytwo police officials and seven women personnel have suffered grievous to mild injuries and have been admitted to Sector 16 hospital. An FIR is being registered in this regard under the relevant sections of law at the Sector 36 police station. Chd Housing Board to clear all Now, Phoenix app to cover students up to Class X NEW FEATURES pending files in ‘mission mode’ Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 8 To ensure expeditious delivery of services to the general public, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has decided to clear all pending applications in a time-bound manner. Yashpal Garg, Chief Executive Officer, CHB, said it had been decided that all pending applications, which were filed up to December 12, will be cleared in a mission mode. Accordingly, the CHB requested all such applicants to provide their basic details at email email@example.com by February 28. The details include the name of the applicant and mobile number, unit number and its address, nature of the application, application ID/receipt number and date, and also a scanned copy of the last communication from the CHB, if any. “Once the details are submitted, the applicant will be contacted within one week to complete the pending documentation, if any. Efforts will be made to clear all such cases by March 15 and for the remaining cases, a special camp will be organised on March 18 from 10 am to 1 pm at the CHB office,” he said. Garg clarified that building violation cases, where the violations still exist, would not be taken up during this exercise. In pursuance of the decision of the Board meeting held on February 2, the CHB has allowed the amalgamation of two or more commer- GIVE DETAILS BY FEB 28 ■ Name of the applicant and mobile number ■ Unit number and its address ■ Nature of the pending application ■ Application ID/receipt number and date ■ A scanned copy of the last communication from the CHB, if any CAN BE SENT AT EMAIL CHBPENDING@GMAIL.COM cial units, including SCOs, SCFs, bay shops, booths, etc. Garg said two or more adjoining sites with the same ownership would be permissible. A partial amalgamation of floors as temporary arrangement, if the owners of the two adjoining commercial units are different and both buildings are rented out to one party, entry/opening of the size of 1.80 m wide can be allowed for connectivity at each floor as long as the tenancy is applicable, subject to taking an affidavit from the owners of the SCOs. He said the amalgamation would be subject to the condition that the structural stability certificate of the units should be submitted by the allottees and prior permission of the CHB Secretary had to be obtained. Further, the CHB would charge the transfer fees of commercial properties that were sold by the Board through competitive bidding process on the lines of the Estate Office. The transfer fee for the pending and new application for booth and bay shop (single storey) would be Rs 400 per sq yard for coverable area and Rs 200 per sq yard for open area. For an SCF it , would be Rs 600 per sq yard for coverable area and Rs 200 per sq yard for open area, and for an SCO, it would be Rs 800 per sq yard for coverable area and Rs 200 per sq yard for open area. It was clarified that these charges were for the area of the site and not for floor-wise area of the building. Chandigarh, February 8 The Chandigarh Education Department has now integrated up to Class X in the “Phoenix” mobile application to track the students’ performance in government schools of the city. The Android-based application, which is a part of the “Phoenix project”, was launched in 2019 under the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, and was developed with the help of the Society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh (SPIC). Teachers of elementary classes (Class I to VIII) and secondary classes (Class IX and X) are able to assess grades, track and review the progress of their students with the help of this android-based ■ Passwords for higher officials so that they can access the data for monitoring the performance of students and teachers. ■ The app generates performance charts on the basis of class, subject, student, teacher and learning outcomes. ■ Under “reassessment feature”, a child not coming to school or repeatedly scoring “D” for 30 days, will be provided with remedial classes. FILE PHOTO Tribune News Service mobile application, which is available on Google Play Store. The learning outcomes of subjects up to Class VIII have already been uploaded on the application. Teachers will have to assign grade and learning outcomes corresponding to the child’s details. Under the new feature, passwords have been gener- ated for higher officials so that any official can access the data for monitoring the performance of students and teachers. The application generates performance charts on the basis of class, subject, student, teacher and learning outcomes (LO). A “reassessment feature” has been added to the mobile application, which is if a child is not coming to school or repeatedly scoring “D” for 30 days, then remedial classes will be provided to the student and the child’s performance reassessed at the level of Cluster Resource Centre Coordinator (CRC) or Urban Resource Centre Coordinator (URC). Monthly meetings with prin- No registration of non-EV Sheep have a field day two-wheelers from Feb 10 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 8 On achieving the target, the UT Administration has decided to stop the registration of non-electric twowheelers from February 10 for the current financial year. In order to achieve the aim of eco-friendly and green transportation in Chandigarh, the UT Administration will stop the registration of nonelectric two-wheelers from February 10 till March 31, in pursuance of the Electric c m y b Vehicle Policy 2022. On September 20, 2022, the UT administration had rolled out its EV policy, under which not only will incentives be given to EV buyers, the registration of twowheelers and threewheelers running on internal combustion engines (ICE) will also be stopped from 2024-25. Pradhuman Singh, RLA, said, since the 65 per cent registration of non-electric twowheelers (logged last year) had been achieved for the Continued on page 2 cipals are being conducted based on the performance chart generated by the application. Rajni Mahajan, Assistant Project Coordinator, UT Education Department, said, “In the Project Approval Board meeting with the Ministry of Education (MoE), the Chandigarh’s Phoenix project was applauded and other states were asked to follow the competency based assessment of students.” This year, the UT will hold a school-based “baseline survey” using the phoenix application under which learning outcomes of students will be assessed and gap analysis of each learning outcome carried out. This will help Chandigarh to score better in the National Assessment Survey (NAS) that is conducted by the Centre periodically. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR Sheep graze in a park at the Industrial Area, Phase I, in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
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