22022023-CT-01.qxd 2/21/2023 11:51 PM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune JOURNALIST LAYS STRESS ON INCLUSIVITY IN NEWSROOMS CU STUDENT, 4 OTHERS DIE IN THREE MISHAPS AT KHARAR POINTS TO BE EARMARKED FOR AUTOS ON MADHYA MARG Canadian scribe Nana aba Duncan highlights importance of inclusivity in newsrooms during a talk. P2 In one of the accidents, car driven by youth collides with pickup, killing both drivers on the spot. P2 UT Administration has decided to earmark pick-up and drop-off points for autos on Madhya Marg. P2 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 262 PANCHKULA 142 MOHALI 195 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF ~7K, DOCUMENTS STOLEN FROM CAR Chandigarh: Cash and documents were stolen from a car parked at the rear end of Sukhna Lake. Complainant Amandeep Singh, a Zirakpur resident, alleged an unidentified person broke the rear windowpane of his car parked near stairs No. 2 and stole Rs 7,000 in cash, documents and two ATM cards. A case has been registered at the Sector 3 police station. TNS FATHER-SON DUO ATTACKED BY 3 Chandigarh: Three miscreants attacked a man and his son at Mauli Complex, Mauli Jagran. Complainant Vicky, a resident of Mauli Complex, alleged Shive, Nanu and Sunny attacked him and his son with sticks at their residence. A case has been registered at the Mauli Jagran police station. TNS 5,655 cases in 2022 | 4,000 feral canines in MC’s jurisdiction STRAY DOG MENACE Sanjay Bumbroo Tribune News Service Panchkula, February 21 Despite four to five dog bite cases being reported daily in Panchkula city, not a single stray canine has been sterilised for the past four months. Reason: The contract of the NGO tasked with the job lapsed in October, 2022. According to information, there are around 4,000 feral dogs in areas falling under the Panchkula Municipal Corporation. The Emergency wing of the General Hospital, Sector 6, receives an average of five dog bite cases every day. As per rough estimates, the city saw 5,655 dog bite cases in 2022, against 6,016 and 5,692 in 2021 and 2020, respectively. Dr Umesh Modi, nodal officer for rabies, says there was a spurt in cases in the first six months of 2022, but numbers declined thereafter. An average Continued on page 2 6,100 6,000 5,900 5,800 5,700 5,600 5,500 5,400 YEAR-WISE BITE CASES 6,016 5,692 5,655 2020 2021 The sterilisation contract given to an NGO lapsed in October last year. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR TENDER ALLOTTED: MC ■ MC says it has allotted tender for sterilising stray dogs to NGO Bezuban and work will resume in March; work order will be issued in a day or two ■ It will pay NGO ~1,500 per sterilisation against ~1,150 being given earlier, says councillor Suneet Singla, chairman, Dog Sterilisation Committee AMEND ACT TO ALLOW RELOCATION There is need to amend Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Number of dogs is much higher. It will allow relocation of animals. — RP Malhotra, PRESIDENT, FEDERATION OF RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION BOUND BY NORMS; ADOPT ANIMALS Provisions of Act only allow us to carry out sterilisation. People can adopt stray dogs. This will help address the problem to some extent. — A senior MC official ❝ ❞ ❝ ❞ FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Temp up amid dry spell, feels like mid-March Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 21 The tricity is witnessing an unusually warm weather for February with temperatures staying way above normal. Officials say due to the absence of significant Western Disturbance, the weather has been mostly dry since February 1. Maximum temperatures are 4°C to 5°C above normal, whereas the minimum Mercury 3-5 degrees above normal: Met 2022 MAX 28°C | MIN 15°C YESTERDAY MAX 29.5°C | MIN 16.6°C SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.55 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Five bitten daily in P’kula, yet zero sterilisation in 4 months PARTLY CLOUDY SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.16 PM » WEDNESDAY | 22 FEBRUARY 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST temperatures are around 3°C to 5°C above normal. The weather is likely to be mainly dry over most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh for the next few days. The city today witnessed the maximum temperature of 29.5 °C, which is 5.1 degrees above normal. The minimum temperature stood at 16.6 °C, 7.4 notches above normal. No major change is expected in maximum as well as minimum temperatures over the next few days. “There had been no rain and weather has remained dry. Thus temperatures are closer to levels of mid-March. The temperatures earlier shot up instantly. Further, the temperatures are now expected to Continued on page 2 An MC employee issues a parking slip to a visitor at a Sector 17 facility in Chandigarh on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Levy of fee back at 27 paid parking lots Tribune News Service MC DEPUTES STAFF Chandigarh, February 21 Charging of fee resumed at as many as 27 paid parking lots in the city with the local Municipal Corporation deputing staff with fee collection machines there today. For the past three weeks, visitors had been using the 89 paid parking lots for free after the contracts of two agencies ended. With the MC beginning to depute staff, all parking facilities will be converted into paid ones in a phased-manner. “Today, 27 parking lots in Sectors 17, 22, 34 and 20, and at Elante Mall were made operational. The remaining will be operationalised over the next two to three days,” said MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra. The MC had hired staff and procured point of sales (POS) 173 400 machines worth ~45L given by bank free of cost employees deployed by MC and trained by bank machines from a bank to start the system. Attendants were seen managing lots in the Sector 17, Elante Mall and Madhya Marg parking areas. However, it was yet to depute staff at the Sector 22 Kiran parking lots. Mitra said the corporation had floated an expression of interest for banks to provide POS machines free of cost. ICICI Bank supplied 173 machines worth Rs 45 lakh free of cost. As many as 400 employees were deployed by the MC and trained by the bank. Also, the bank will generate a QR Continued on page 2 Applications Now Open For 2023 Session! Begin your Canadian Education in Chandigarh and take a transfer to Canada in your second year. 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