31082023-CT-01.qxd 8/31/2023 12:55 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune FOUR HELD FOR DUPING MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE RAKSHA BANDHAN WEAKENS POLL BUZZ ON PU CAMPUS VANSHIKA, FLORENCE TO CLASH FOR TENNIS TITLE Police arrest four Saharanpur residents for duping more than 500 people over online investment. P2 Raksha Bandhan dulls charm of PU elections, as a majority of students did not turn up on campus. P3 Vanshika defeats Ekam, Florence overpowers Rabia to move into girls’ U-14 final of tennis tourney. P3 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 92 PANCHKULA 80 MOHALI 90 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD LAPTOP, BAG STOLEN FROM CAR Chandigarh: An unidentified person stole valuables from a car parked in Sector 10. A resident of Zirakpur reported that a laptop, handbag containing two ATM cards, documents and Rs 500 were stolen from her car after breaking the windowpane while it was parked in Sector 10. The police have registered a case at the Sector 3 police station. TNS BURGLARS STRIKE AT SEC 41 HOUSE Chandigarh: Cash and jewellery were stolen from a house in Sector 41. The complainant reported that gold jewellery and Rs 20,000 were stolen from her house on Tuesday. A case was registered at the Sector 39 police station. TNS 2-WHEELER RIDER HURT IN HIT-&-RUN Chandigarh: A two-wheeler rider was injured in a road accident. Amit Kumar, a resident of NIC, Mani Majra, alleged that a car sped away after hitting his scooter near the Tribune Chowk. He was admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32. The police have registered a case. TNS FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE No new development work tender by MC till year-end Five decades after, Martyr’s Memorial to see light of day ~282 crore set aside for waste mgmt as per NGT directions Chandigarh, August 30 In a significant development that marks the culmination of nearly five-decade wait, the UT Administration has finally decided to carry out the completion work of the Martyr’s Memorial at the iconic Capitol Complex here. The UT Engineering Department has initiated the process by floating tenders for the installation of stone artwork, with an estimated cost of Rs 3.50 crore. Originally envisioned by renowned Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, this memorial is slated to be completed by March next year. The memorial is dedicated to the unknown martyrs who lost their lives during India’s Partition in 1947. The memorial’s design comprises a square enclosure adorned with abstract Indian symbols, capturing the essence of the nation’s struggle for Independence. One facet of this enclosure extends into a ramp, which, when ascended, offers an elevated view of the magnificent structures within the Capitol Complex. This artistic composition not only embodies the sacrifice of a martyr during their final moments of agony but Sandeep Rana Chandigarh, August 30 No tender for any development work will be floated till the end of this year as the Municipal Corporation has set aside Rs 282 crore for solid and liquid waste management, as per the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directions. “Till December, only salaries and committed liabilities will be taken care of. The civic body will be able to float development tenders only after it gets its last scheduled quarterly grant-in-aid from the UT Administration in December,” said MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra while talking to Chandigarh Tribune. The order, issued by the Commissioner yesterday, read, “In compliance with the orders dated May 18 by the NGT to ensure availability of funds to the extent of Rs 282 crore, the Municipal Corporation, has ring-fenced this amount from its funds available under various heads, including those allocated under Capital Head.” “Therefore, in the interest of financial prudence, no new NEW WORKS AFTER QUARTERLY GRANT Till December, only salaries and committed liabilities will be taken care of. The civic body will be able to float development tenders only after it gets its last scheduled quarterly grant-in-aid from the UT Administration in December. ❝ ❞ — Anindita Mitra, MC COMMISSIONER tender shall be floated except those of emergent nature, till further orders,” added the order. This implies several agendas passed during the recent Finance and Contract Committee and House meet- AGENDA PASSED BY F&CC, HOUSE TO WAIT ■ Reconstruction of five public toilets in Sector 22 ■ Hiring of two dozers for maintenance of the Dadu Majra sanitary landfill ■ Reconstruction of flooring of back lanes in Sec 22 and 16 ■ Special repair and renovation of cremation ground, Industrial area, Phase I ■ Laying of paver blocks in several areas ings will not materialise till the year-end. Reconstruction of five public toilets in Sector 22, hiring two dozers for maintenance of the Dadu Majra sanitary landfill, reconstruction of flooring of back lanes in Sec 22 and 16, special repair and renovation of cremation ground, Industrial area, Phase I; and laying of paver blocks in several areas are among several approved agenda items that will not see the light of day this year. The NGT directions had come in May after the UT Administration submitted that compensation need not be levied on Chandigarh as it had already allocated requisite funds, and works were in progress for the management of solid and liquid waste in the city. To bridge the waste generation and treatment gaps, an estimated amount of Rs 282 crore might be kept in a separate account as adequate funds were available with the administration for the purpose and were to be utilised during 2023-24. The NGT had stated, “…we accept the prayer of the UT Adviser that instead of levying compensation, the administration itself may ensure availability of funds, at least, to the extent of Rs 282 crore continued on page 2 Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service 3 nabbed for ~24-lakh theft at factory Supermoon Tribune News Service MAN HELD ON THEFT CHARGE Chandigarh:The police have arrested a man for theft. Ravi Kumar, a resident of Dhanas, reported that an unidentified person stole a gas cylinder from a tempo parked in Sector 45. Later, the police arrested the suspect, identified as Satish Kumar, a resident of Mohali. A case has been registered at the Sector 34 police station. TNS Three burglars nabbed by the Chandigarh Police for stealing ~24 lakh from a factory. Chandigarh, August 30 Three persons have been arrested by the police for stealing Rs 24 lakh from a factory at Industrial Area, Phase I. Dinesh Goyal, a resident of Sector 21, had reported that his factory was closed on August 15. The next day when he arrived at the factory, he found the CCTV cameras installed outside the factory broken. The locker was also broken and Rs 24 lakh, a cheque book and a mobile phone kept in it were stolen. A case was registered at the Industrial Area police station. During investigation, a Second part of the facility at Capitol Complex to be completed by March next year DEDICATED TO PARTITION MARTYRS The memorial is dedicated to the unknown martyrs who lost their lives during India’s Partition in 1947. WORK STARTED IN 1973 The construction of the memorial was divided into two parts. Sculptor Sanko Chaudhuri started the project in 1973, but only the first part was completed and the second part was left unfinished. also features two fragments of a shattered column surrounded by debris. These fragments poignantly symbolise the decline of the British Empire. The construction of the memorial was divided into two parts. Sculptor Sanko Chaudhuri started the project in 1973, but only the first part was completed and the second part was left unfinished. An official of the Engineering Department said tenders had been invited to carry out completion of the Martyr’s Memorial’s stone artwork. It will also include the restora- TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR Two residents of Hallo Majra village team, led by Inspector Jaspal Singh, SHO of the Industrial Area police station, nabbed the suspects, identified as Shambu (19), a resident of Hallo Majra village; Gangadhar, alias Anna (20), a resident of EWS Colony, Dhanas; and Jagdish, alias Jaggu (19), also from Hallo Majra village. A total of Rs 8.3 lakh was recovered from the suspects. The police said Shambu had three burglary cases registered against him in the past and Gangadhar already faced eight cases of theft and burglary. Amit Sharma A Super Blue Moon over the busy Chandigarh -Ambala highway in Zirakpur on Wednesday. NGO FINDS YOUTH IN BAREILLY, COPS COMB MANI MAJRA TO LOCATE FAMILY Tribune News Service ■ Mohsin, who is mentally unstable, disappears in May 2013. ■ A daily diary report is lodged at the Mani Majra police station. ■ An NGO, Manosamarpan Manosamajik Sewa Samiti, finds Mohsin in Bareilly on June 7. ■ NGO persuades him into getting treatment for his mental ailment. ■ Weeks later, he begins to communicate properly and reveals his connection to Mani Majra. ■ NGO contacts the police, tasking them with the challenge of locating the family in Mani Majra among a population of roughly 2 lakh. <
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).