11052023-CT-01.qxd 5/11/2023 12:57 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune PSPCL BLIND TO TOWERING THREAT AT GAZIPUR MINISTER REVIEWS ORGAN TRANSPLANT PROGRAMME SCHOOLTEACHERS PRESS FOR REGULAR JOBS A high-tension power pylon stands right in middle of road with shops and houses on its sides. P2 Union Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare visits PGI, reviews organ transplant programme. P3 Hundreds of guest, contract teachers and those under SSA, STT, CRC and URC hold a demonstration. P3 » » 71 MOHALI 74 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF STUDENT HELD FOR LAPTOP THEFT Chandigarh: A PU student has been arrested for laptop theft. Nine laptops, including two stolen recently from boys’ hostel No. 5, have been recovered. Police nabbed Hetain, a third-year student of University Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management and a native of Dharamsala. He was a drug addict and used to sell stolen devices for a song. TNS 2 NABBED WITH 121 GM HEROIN Chandigarh: Two drug peddlers have been arrested with 121.2 gm heroin. Robanjit Singh (24), a resident of Tarn Taran, was held with 112 gm heroin from Kaimbwala. Also, Rohit, alias Puchi (25), a resident of Sector 52, was held with 9.2 gm heroin near Kajheri. Case under the NDPS Act have been registered. TNS FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE 36 PGI students grounded for skipping ‘Mann ki Baat’ 120 PANCHKULA MAX 37°C | MIN 18°C YESTERDAY MAX 35.1°C | MIN 17.8°C SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:32 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH PARTLY CLOUDY SUNSET THURSDAY 7:06 PM » THURSDAY | 11 MAY 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST Tribune News Service UT Adviser Dharam Pal chairs a meeting of the Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee on Wednesday evening. Master plan provisions to be kept intact: Heritage panel SEC 1 TO 30 Says no redensification required in UT’s Phase I Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 10 After prolonged deliberations, the Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee has decided that there is no need for further redensification in Phase I (Sectors 1 to 30) of UT or amending the Chandigarh Master Plan-2031. The decision was taken at the 21st meeting of the Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee held today under the chairmanship of UT Adviser Dharam Pal on several issues concerning heritage preservation and architecture as mandated by the Supreme Court judgment in the “Resident’s Wel- WHAT SC SAID ON ‘CORBUSIAN CHANDIGARH’ ■ Prohibit fragmentation/division/ bifurcation/apartmentalisation of residential units in Phase 1 (Sectors 1 to 30) of Chandigarh ■ Centre & UT to freeze floor area ratio; not to increase it any further; restrict number of floors in Phase I to three with uniform maximum height ■ Heritage panel to consider Phase I redensification, taking into account own recommendations that northern sectors (‘Corbusian Chandigarh’)be preserved in present form ■ On panel’s suggestions, UT Administration to consider amending Chandigarh Master Plan-2031 and the 2017 Rules applicable to Phase I of UT COMMITTEE’S OBSERVATIONS Considering heritage status of Phase I sectors, no need for further redensification. No review is required of density, FAR and heritage conservation. There was no need to send any proposal to Centre for consideration. Master plan approved after due deliberation on the aspects of heritage conservation & its provisions be kept intact fare Association and others vs The Union Territory of Chandigarh and others” case on January 10. At the meeting, the Supreme Court directions were discussed along with various representations c m y b received on the implementation of the judgment on the issues of redensification in Phase I of Chandigarh and maintenance of heritage status of these sectors. It was decided that considering the heritage status of Phase I sectors, there was no need for further redensification. Hence, it was concluded that no review is required on issues of density, FAR and heritage conservation as already decided in the Chandigarh Master Plan2031. Since no change was proposed in the provisions of the master plan, there was no need to send any proposal to the Union Government for continued on page 2 Chandigarh, May 10 In a bizarre move, the warden of a hostel at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) has initiated action against 36 girl students for failing to attend the recent Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme. As per the PGI Director’s order, it was mandatory for all first and third-year students to attend the broadcast of the 100th edition of the PM’s monthly radio programme at 10.30 am on April 30. Despite repeated reminders by the warden and hostel coordinator, as many as eight firstyear and 28 third-year students failed to attend the programme. The warden, during their night and morning rounds, had even warned students against cancellation of their outing if they failed to attend the programme. Taking a serious note of their absence, the warden stopped these students from going on their scheduled outing for a week, as per the orders issued on May 3. The PM has been using ‘Mann Ki Baat’ as a platform to address the nation and share his thoughts on various issues. Some students have expressed their discontent NO OUTING FOR A WEEK ■PGI Director in an order made it mandatory for all first and thirdyear students to attend broadcast of 100th edition of PM’s programme on April 30 ■ Despite reminders by warden and hostel coordinator, as many as eight first-year and 28 thirdyear students failed to attend the programme ■ Taking note of their absence, the warden stopped students from going on scheduled outing for a week, as per orders issued on May 3 DICTATORIAL MOVE dictatorial outing has ❝This is apunish. Theorder. Theirbeen takenbeen stopped with intention to action has under pressure of UT Administration. ❞ Manoj Lubana, CHANDIGARH YOUTH CONGRESS PRESIDENT with the mandatory attendance policy, saying it violates their individual rights and autonomy. They argue attendance at political events should be voluntary and based on personal interest. Terming it a “dictatorial” move, Chandigarh Youth Congress president Manoj Lubana said unnecessary action had been taken against those who chose not listen to ‘Mann Ki Baat’, which had been “imposed by the government on people”. “The government is working against education and interests of students. The same is reflected in case of these PGI students,” alleged Lubana. Meanwhile, the PGI authorities refused to comment on the matter.
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