20032023-CT-01.qxd 20-03-2023 00:45 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune NO CHANGE IN IPL SCHEDULE AT MOHALI STADIUM FOR NOW 9 GAMBLERS LAND IN P’KULA POLICE NET, CASH SEIZED TOP SEED DELHI’S SARTHAK MARCHES INTO MAIN ROUND Admn and organisers leaving no stone unturned to conduct IPL matches at the PCA stadium. P3 Police arrest nine gamblers from Manakya village near Ramgarh and recover ~2.85 lakh from them. P3 Sarthak Suden marches into men’s main round by registering a win over Aniruddh Sangra in tennis meet. P3 » » CHANDIGARH 89 PANCHKULA 55 MOHALI 67 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF WOMAN, SON HURT IN MISHAP Chandigarh: A woman and her son riding a bicycle were injured after being hit by a car. Ramwati, a resident of Burail, Sector 45, has alleged that a car, driven by Saubhagya Vardan of Sector 50, hit her bicycle. She and her son were injured and admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32. The complainant was later referred to the PGI. The police have registered a case. TNS STEEL POLES, WIRES STOLEN Chandigarh: An unidentified person stole two stainless steel poles and around 280 metre of steel wire from Chandigarh-Mohali border at Sector 48. The police have registered a case on a complaint filed by Kulwinder Singh, Junior Engineer (Roads), UT. TNS TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Sohana chowk blockade continues Protesters not to call off sit-in till given info on Amritpal INo Internet till noon Tribune News Service Mohali, March 19 For the second day running, the movement of vehicles was obstructed at the Sohana chowk due to the sit-in by sympathisers of pro-Khalistan activist Amritpal Singh today. Barricades were put up around the protest site last evening. The protesters have blocked the Airport Road at the chowk. The Landran road, alongside Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan, has been blocked by putting cement slabs and barricades. The police have put up barricades near the Kumbhra light point and the Radha Soami chowk to divert the traffic to the Lakhnaur village road. Meanwhile, protesters, armed with swords, sticks, spears and other traditional weapons, refused to call off the sit-in till the government gave an update about Amritpal Singh who is on the run. Local residents were a harassed lot as they were forced to take long routes to reach their destinations. The protesters took out a march from the Sohana chowk to a ground near Hero Homes in Sector 88 where gatka experts showcased their skills. Later, they returned to the protest site. continued on page 3 MAX 27°C | MIN 14°C YESTERDAY MAX 27.5°C | MIN 13.8°C SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:26 AM FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Sec 144 imposed, carrying of weapons prohibited in UT Tribune News Service Protesters block the Airport Road at the Sohana chowk near Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan on Sunday; and (below) the police tell commuters to take a U-turn at a barricading. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: VICKY PU ‘JHANKAR’ POSTPONED IVY Hospital L MAP NOT TO SCALE AIR QUALITY INDEX GENERALLY CLOUDY SUNSET MONDAY 6:33 PM » MONDAY | 20 MARCH 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST h ak na ur oa er lag Sector 61 Sector 71 d SAS NAGAR vil Mataur village Sector 70 Sector 76 ed ck Blo ad Ro Sector 69 Sector 77 PROTEST SITE Alternative routes ad l ro Jai Sector 68 SOHANA COMMUTERS CAN TAKE THESE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES ■ Commuters from Kharar side can take Lakhnaur village road and join the Airport Road via the Jail road (Sector 68-69) ■ Commuters going from the airport side to Kharar can take the road separating Sector 78 and 79 Year before LS elections, Kirron gets active Chandigarh: Panjab University authorities have decided to postpone cultural fest ‘Jhankar’, which is organised by the the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC). The annual fest, scheduled to be held from March 20 to 22, has been postponed citing high alert and security reasons in Punjab. This year, more than 50 colleges and universities from across the nation were expected to take part in the event. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was likely to attend the event. TNS Chandigarh, March 19 In the wake of the crackdown on pro-Khalistan activist Amritpal Singh and his followers in Punjab, the UT Administration has sounded an alert extending Section 144, Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), for next 60 days in the city. The carrying of all kinds of weapons has been prohibited. The administration has earmarked only the Rally Ground, Sector 25, for protests. “It has been made to appear to me that certain groups of people plan to organise processions, rallies, dhamas, etc, and resort to other agitation methods in the city at sites other than the earmarked designated place and whereas there is an apprehension that such groups/organisations/unions may cause obstruction, annoyance or injury to the persons lawfully employed or other general public, and endanger human life and property, disturb public peace and tranquillity and cause riots,” said Vinay Pratap Singh, District Magistrate, UT, in his order. Further, he has ordered prior permission for organising procession, rally, protest strike, making speeches, raising slogans, gathering or assembly Cops take out a flag march in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Sunday. PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI of five or more people for the aforesaid purposes at the Rally Ground must be obtained. “...because of possibility of law and order problem, security threats and possibility of misuse of weapons by antisocial elements and others can create panic in the public and public nuisance, and as such there is high apprehension of breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquillity besides danger to human lives and safety by the display of weapons,” reads the order. The DM has prohibited, as measure of emergency, the public in general or any member thereof from carrying all kinds of firearms, lethal weapons, “lathis”, spears and javelins, “trishuls”, swords, short swords, knuckles, knives and daggers, iron rods, etc, within the limits of the Union Territory of Chandigarh. Public nuisance MP seeking BJP ticket for third time; Sood, Tandon, Satya Pal Jain other contenders: Sources Sandeep Rana ON PUBLIC-EVENT SPREE Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 19 A year ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, MP Kirron Kher has gone active in the city. However, she seems to be keeping a distance from the media. She did not respond to calls and text messages for her response to news stories. Sources said she was expected to leave for Delhi tomorrow morning to attend the Parliament session. In the past few days, she had attended eight events — Two publicinteraction programmes and six inaugurations. After her controversial remark of “chittar” to residents of Deep Complex, Hallo Majra, drew criticism from the Opposition as well as the media, no public event was held. Sources in the BJP said the actor-turned-politician was interested in contesting the ■ March 12: Inaugurates laying of MP Kirron Kher inaugurates a community centre at Ram Darbar in Chandigarh on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO LS poll from the city for the third straight time on BJP ticket. Though there were many contenders for ticket, including present city party president Arun Sood, former president Sanjay Tandon, former MP Satya Pal Jain and Chandigarh University Chan- paver blocks and construction of “phirni” road at Dhanas and Khuda Ali Sher villages ■ March 14: Flags off a hydraulic bus at GRIDD, Sector 31; attends the Women’s Day celebrations at the district courts complex and listens to the grievances of “arhtiyas” and “rehrifadi” vendors at the grain market ■ March 15: Inaugurates the Ram Darbar community centre and launches works of paver block laying and the “phirni” road at Kishangarh ■ March 16: Opens the annual fest (Kaarvaan) at DAV College, Sec 10 cellor Satnam Singh Sandhu. Kirron won the local Lok Sabha seat for the second term in May, 2019, by defeating Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal. But after a while, she had remained away from the political limelight for nearly two years due to illness. The MP was conspicuous by her absence during the Covid-19 times in the city and faced criticism. She later disclosed that she was undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, in Mumbai, due to which she had remained away from the city for a long time. She returned to the city in December, 2021, ahead of the MC elections, but was not very active except taking part in a few major inaugural events. Meanwhile, Congress president HS Lucky said, “It is the impact of the city Congress highlighting public issues that has made the MP move out of her house. However, it is not going to make any difference now. All contenders in the BJP are holding their own events and it is just a rat race among them when the election is around the corner.” Senior AAP leader Pardeep Chhabra alleged, “No demand of dwellers of CHB societies, industry and others have been met. Instead, rates of water, power, parking lots and other services are on the rise.” A cycle without seat at a bike-sharing docking station near the Hallo Majra traffic lights in Chandigarh on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Convict caught sneaking drugs into Burail jail Chandigarh, March 19 Drugs were recovered from a convict at the Burail jail after he returned from parole. According to the police, the complainant, Amandeep Singh, Additional Superintendent, Model Jail, reported that convict Vikram, a resident of small flats in Maloya, was released on parole. He was directed to surrender on March 18. During a search of the convict, two pouches were recovered from his possession that contained 37.4 gram of ganja and 6.1 gram of heroin. — TNS 18-year-old ice-cream vendor stabbed to death PGI to help make cutting edge AI-based healthcare tools Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 19 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here has been designated as a centre of excellence for artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare by the Ministry of Health. The move comes as the Central Government ramps up its efforts to promote the creation and use of AI-based solutions in healthcare. The PGIMER is a premier medical education and research institute that has made significant contributions to the field of medicine over the years. Its expertise will be leveraged to develop AI-based tools that can aid healthcare professionals in providing accurate diagnosis and expert Chandigarh, March 19 An 18-year-old ice-cream vendor was stabbed to death by three persons, including two juveniles, after the victim’s cart hit one of the suspects. The police said the victim, identified as Subhash, a resident of Kajheri village, was stabbed once in the stomach near his house around 11.30 pm yesterday. His friend, Parmod, who was present at the spot, informed the police about the incident, following which a PCR team reached the spot and shifted the injured to the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16. The doctors declared him dead on arrival. The police said the sus- Two juveniles among three suspects held pects, Rishabh and two juveniles, fled the spot after stabbing Subhash. Meanwhile, investigation revealed that the victim and the suspects resided in the same building and had some old enmity. “Earlier also, they had picked a fight. On Saturday, the victim’s cart accidentally hit Rishabh’s foot which led to his murder,” said a police official. They nabbed the suspects within a few hours after the crime. While Rishabh was produced before the court today that sent him to judicial custody, the two juveniles were sent to the Juvenile Home. Naina Mishra Tribune News Service assistance to patients. Recently, the PGIMER developed a project, which was aimed at collecting a database of cancer-related radiology and pathology images from Indian patients and storing it digitally. The AI tools developed from this database will work with high precision on Indian patients, thereby assisting general radiologists or pathologists in providing accurate diagnoses at just the click of a button. The project is a multi-institutional research effort involving leading healthcare institutions such as Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), Mumbai; AIIMS, New Delhi; and Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, New Delhi. The collaboration is aimed at pooling resources and expertise to c m y b PROJECT AIMED AT CREATING ROBUST HEALTHCARE SYSTEM ■ A significant step towards achieving the Centre’s vision of creating a robust and accessible healthcare system for all citizens. ■ By breaking data silos and creating a longitudinal electronic health record of every citizen, the project will integrate cutting-edge technologies with the existing health IT applications. ■ It has the potential to revolutionise healthcare by making the latest AI-based technologies available to healthcare professionals. create a robust AI-based solution that can improve the accuracy and efficiency of healthcare services in India. The centre of excellence for AI in healthcare is a sig- nificant step towards achieving the Indian Government’s vision of creating a robust and accessible healthcare system for all citizens. The government’s Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) is aimed at enabling the interoperability of health data within the health ecosystem, thus creating a longitudinal Electronic Health Record (EHR) of every citizen. By breaking data silos and creating a longitudinal EHR of every citizen, the project will integrate cutting-edge technologies such as AI and blockchain with the existing health IT applications to improve the performance of health services. The project has the potential to revolutionise health- care in India by making the latest AI-based technologies available to healthcare professionals. With the rapid advancements in AI-based technologies, this centre of excellence for AI in health care will play a critical role in harnessing the power of AI to improve the quality of health care services in India. The NITI Aayog of the Centre has also published two approach documents on AI for India, emphasising the need for responsible and ethical use of AI in healthcare and other sectors. The documents provide guidelines for the development and deployment of AI-based solutions, ensuring that these are safe, trustworthy and respect privacy and human rights.
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