04092023-CT-01.qxd 9/4/2023 12:42 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune PERSISTENCE: HOCKEY STAR ANGAD’S SUCCESS MANTRA ‘COURTS CAN STRIKE DOWN UNFAIR CLAUSE IN CONTRACT’ SIBLINGS PRITISH, PELF WIN TWIN TABLE TENNIS TITLES Angad Bir Singh hogged the limelight by scoring the first of the two goals in India’s 2-1 win over Pakistan. P3 Commission dismisses appeal of banquet hall, tells it to refund ~40,000 for cancelled event. P3 Brother-sister duo of Pritish and Pelf claim twin titles each at Chandigarh State Ranking TT meet. P3 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 115 PANCHKULA 112 MOHALI 108 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MAN STABBED AT SEC 22 PARKING Chandigarh: A man was stabbed by two persons in the parking lot of the mobile market, Sector 22. Deepak Thapa (24), a resident of Sector 38 (West), alleged that Lucky, a Maloya resident and an unidentified person, stabbed him. He was admitted to the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16. The police have registered a case at the Sector 17 police station and started investigation. TNS 25 BOXES OF ILLEGAL LIQUOR SEIZED Chandigarh: The police have registered two cases under the Excise Act for illegal possession of liquor. An SUV driver escaped after abandoning his vehicle that had 11 boxes of countrymade liquor at the back of a wine shop in Sector 20. The police said the suspect escaped after they reached the spot on getting a tip-off on illegal liquor. A case has been registered at the Sector 19 police station. In another incident, the crime branch arrested Vikas Kumar, a resident of Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran, with 14 boxes of countrymade liquor. He was arrested and later released on bail. TNS A house at Sector 20 after demolition by the Estate Office. Illegal structures demolished Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 3 The Estate Office has been conducting a drive against building violations, which continued today as well. The enforcement wing of the department demolished the kitchen, washroom and toilet while taking action against building violations in a house at Sector 20. A large number of police force was deployed at the site, which prevented people from protesting the action in any way. The staff also sealed a room during the drive. An official said there was a complaint of building violations, after which instructions were issued by the SDM to remove these. After the instructions, action was taken by the department at a house in Sector 20. On Saturday, four commercial premises were sealed for bylaw violations by the department. BRIBE CASE EFFECTTo look into termination, reinstatement of staff in MOH wing Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 3 Amid an alleged tiff with Municipal Corporation Commissioner Anindita Mitra, Mayor Anup Gupta has constituted a six-member committee of councillors to probe the suspension/termination and reinstatement of employees in the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) wing of the MC in the past one year. Recently, the CBI had arrested two officials of the MOH wing in a bribery case. However, the committee is to be finally stamped by the Commissioner, who is on a 10day leave. “I have formed a six-member committee. All party councillors as well as nominated ones have been included in it. The names will be sent to the Commissioner once she returns, as an officer or two will also be made part of the committee,” said the Mayor while talking to Chandigarh Tribune. He said the panel would examine the reasons for firing or reinstating employees in the MOH wing. The committee will also deliberate on what were the yardsticks behind those moves. During Tuesday’s meeting of the MC House, Gupta had During Tuesday’s meeting of the MC House, the Mayor declared that a committee would be formed. FILE PHOTO WILL NEED COMMISSIONER’S NOD The committee is to be finally stamped by the MC Commissioner, who is on a 10-day leave. “All party councillors as well as nominated ones have been included in the committee. The names will be sent to the Commissioner once she returns, as an officer or two will also be made part of the committee,” said the Mayor. declared that a committee would be formed. A demand in this regard was raised by councillors cutting across party lines. The councillors had questioned how it was possible that supervisory officer or officers were not involved in the case of paying bribe in lieu of reinstating an employee. While the Commissioner had refused to entertain the demand for forming the committee to “inquire into the role of senior officers” in the corruption case, citing they are not named in the CBI case. The Mayor, however, had firmly said, “The committee will be formed tomorrow.” The same day when the House meeting was held, the Commissioner had ringfenced Rs 282 crore for solid and liquid waste management as per the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directions. Her move implied no new tenders would be floated except emergency works, and only salaries and committed liabilities would be taken care of till December-end. The very next day, Mitra went on a 10-day leave, though the Mayor claimed it was a scheduled leave. The day the order regarding setting aside funds for waste management appeared in the papers, Gupta met the UT Administrator and Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit, and requested him to ensure no development works were stopped. Sources said the Mayor requested Purohit to ensure sufficient funds so that the process of floating new tenders for development works was not halted. However, the Mayor denied any tiff with Mitra. The sources said the two have had good relations till recently, but the issue of two employees’ transfer started to have an impact on their ties. From there on, things kept getting worse. Dushyant Singh Pundir Chandigarh, September 3 People of the city are very fond of putting VIP numbers on their vehicles. This can be gauged from the fact that in the past three years, the city residents have spent more than Rs 24 crore on fancy registration numbers of only one series. According to the data prepared by the Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA), since 2020, the department has earned a total revenue of Rs 24.25 crore from the auction of fancy registration numbers of the CH01C series. After the auction of the fancy numbers of new series, the leftover numbers are again included in the auction of the new series. According to the department, the highest revenue received by the department for the CH01CP series in three years was Rs 2.68 crore. After this, the department received the highest revenue of Rs 2.57 crore for the CH01CQ series. Similarly, Rs 2.31 crore has been received for CH01CH, Rs 2.12 crore for CH01CM, Rs 1.97 crore for CH01CR and Rs 1.81 crore for CH01CN. To participate in the auction, bidders have to register themselves by visiting the National Transport website, whose link is available on the website of the Chandigarh Transport Department. Only then can they get the UAN Chandigarh, September 3 In a concerning turn of events, a piece of Chandigarh’s heritage is set to go under the hammer in Barcelona. The spotlight will on an “Easy Chair” originating from Punjab Engineering College (PEC), which carries a reserve price of Rs 3.56 lakh. The auction is scheduled to take place on September 7. Advocate Ajay Jagga, a member of the Chandigarh Heritage Protection Cell, has taken initiative to bring this matter to the forefront. In a letter addressed to Luis Valeriano Gonzalez, the Consul General of India in Barcelona, Spain, Jagga expressed his deep concern regarding the impending auction. Jagga’s letter underscores the constitutional mandate under Article 49 for the protection and return of Indian heritage. He draws attention to a growing trend where heritage articles are regularly auctioned in foreign countries, often without any resistance from the Consulate General’s Office. What sets this particular auction apart is the auctioneer’s explicit acknowledgment of the item’s origin. In the description, it is noted that the chair is designed by Pierre Jeanneret, dating back to 1959. Crafted from teak RAKING IN MULLAH SERIES CH01CP CH01CQ CH01CH CH01CM CH01CR CH01CN CH01CK CH01CL CH01CJ CH01CG REVENUE ~2.68 crore ~2.57 crore ~2.31 crore ~2.12 crore ~1.97 crore ~1.81 crore ~1.56 crore ~1.55 crore ~1.50 crore ~1.43 crore 0001 number from there. Those who have bought their vehicle on a Chandigarh address can participate in the auction. The highest bid of CH01-CP series number was for 0008 for Rs 25.43 lakh, while 0005 was auctioned for Rs 25.05 lakh. The CH01-CQ series’ most sought-after number 0001 was auctioned for Rs Tribune News Service Haryana Students’ Association holds a campaign march at the PU on Sunday. ~3.56 LAKH wood and wicker, the chair bears an inscription that connects it to Punjab Engineer- c m y b WHAT SETS THIS AUCTION APART What sets this particular auction apart is the auctioneer’s explicit acknowledgment of the item’s origin. In the description, it is noted that the chair is designed by Pierre Jeanneret, dating back to 1959. Crafted from teak wood and wicker, the chair bears an inscription that connects it to PEC, specifically the Boys Hostel, in 1959. Heritage articles are regularly auctioned abroad, often without any resistance from the Consulate General's Office. ing College, specifically the Boys Hostel, in 1959. Jagga's concerns resonate HIGHEST BIDS FOR CH01-CH0001 CH01-CQ0001 CH01-CM0001 CHOI-CR0001 Naina Mishra “EASY CHAIR” FROM PEC CARRIES RESERVE PRICE OF Chandigarh has the highest car density in the country. There are more than two vehicles in each house. Every three minutes a new vehicle is on the road. According to a study, the number of vehicles on all the main roads of the city is much more than the limit. In the morning and evening peak hours, all these routes witness massive jams. The population of the city is about 13 lakh, while the number of vehicles has increased to about 11 lakh. ~24.40 lakh ~21.22 lakh ~18.19 lakh ~16 lakh 21.22 lakh. There was a bid of Rs 11.10 lakh for 0009. The department was successful in selling a total of 462 fancy numbers in this auction. In the auction of fancy numbers of CH01-CH, 0001 was auctioned for Rs 24.40 lakh against the reserve price of Rs 50,000. Similarly, for 0009, there was a bid of 6.63 lakh. Now, PGI asks docs, students to post selfies, tag PMO NITIN MITTAL P3 PEC chair to go under hammer in Barcelona Tribune News Service A NEW VEHICLE ON ROAD EVERY 3 MINUTES Tribune News Service Kidnapped by her brother, suffers fractures in leg, arm tim was repeatedly assaulted at separate locations, resulting in severe injuries, including fractures in a leg and an arm. After beating him to pulp, the suspects dumped the victim outside his house. Sonu’s family rushed him to the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16. Gaytri, Sonu’s mother, said Guddu and his accomplices entered her house without permission and threatened her with dire consequences if she left the house. The police were informed about the incident, following which a team visited the spot. A police official said they had informed the Mohali police about the incident for further action as the crime was reported within their jurisdiction. — TNS FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE RLAearns~24.25crfromauction of CH01C fancy Nos. in 3 years Youth assaulted over Poll wave sweeps PU friendship with girl Chandigarh, September 3 A resident of Maloya was allegedly kidnapped from Balongi, Mohali, by a few persons, including his girlfriend’s brother, who assaulted the victim and later abandoned him outside his house last night. The victim, Sonu Kumar, alleged that he was at work yesterday when his mother informed him about a few persons entering his house and threatening her. “The suspects had come to assault me. Fearing my safety, my mother told me not to come home and spend the night at my cousin’s house in Balongi,” he stated. He went to his cousin’s house. However, the suspects came to know about his whereabouts and reached there, said the complainant. “Around six persons, including my girlfriend’s brother Guddu, who disapproved of my friendship with his sister, kidnapped me,” he alleged. He further alleged that the vic- MAX 36°C | MIN 27°C YESTERDAY MAX 35.1°C | MIN 26.3°C SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:01 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Mayor forms committee to probe health wing cases PARTLY CLOUDY SUNSET MONDAY 6:42 PM » MONDAY | 4 SEPTEMBER 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST with those who believe that such heritage pieces should be preserved and returned to their rightful places in India. The auction serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges associated with safeguarding and repatriating valuable cultural artefacts. As the date of the auction approaches, there is a growing call for heightened awareness and action to protect the rich heritage of Chandigarh and India at large. The fate of this "Easy Chair" from Punjab Engineering College hangs in the balance, awaiting the outcome of the auction on September 7. Chandigarh, September 3 The PGI authorities have issued a bizzare directive, urging resident doctors and students of various departments to celebrate the success of Chandrayaan-3 by sharing selfies on their social media accounts. The students have been instructed to tag the institute’s social media account, along with the accounts of the PMO (Prime Minister’s Office), MoS&T (Minister of State for Science and Technology), the Minister of Health and Family Welfare and ISRO among others while posting their selfies. The event, “Chandrayaan Mahotsav”, will be organised by the PGIMER from 8.30 am to 5 pm tomorrow. It is intended to celebrate India’s achievements in space science and technological advancements The highlight of the event will be an address by the Prime Minister, which will be broadcast at LT-1, first floor, Nehru Hospital. Attendees have been asked to anticipate a series of engaging activities. There will be screening of the video depicting the Chandrayaan3 mission’s successful landing on the moon, originally telecast on the ISRO YouTube channel. A “Selfie Point” has been created for participants to capture memorable moments. Besides, a rangoli will be created to commemorate India’s remarkable achievements in the field of space science and technological advancements. The Principal of the National Institute of Nursing Educa- Institute to celebrate Chandrayaan Mahotsav at Nehru Hospital today PM Narendra Modi with ISRO Chairman S Somanath. FILE PM’S ADDRESS The highlight of the event will be an address by the Prime Minister, which will be broadcast at LT-1, first floor, Nehru Hospital. There will be a screening of the video depicting the Chandrayaan-3 mission’s successful landing on the moon. A “Selfie Point” has been created for participants to capture memorable moments. tion (NINE), PGIMER, has been requested to instruct the students to create the rangoli at LT-1 as part of the celebrations. Previously, the PGIMER had made it mandatory for all first and third-year students to attend the broadcast of the 100th edition of the PM’s monthly radio programme, “Mann Ki Baat”, held on April 30. Later on, the warden of a hostel started action against 36 girl students for failing to attend the broadcast.
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