06092023-CT-01.qxd 9/6/2023 12:28 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune ADMN RECOGNISES SERVICES OF EDUCATORS, AWARDS 24 2 YRS ON, PGI GOVERNING BODY MEETING TODAY GOLF LEAGUE FROM SEPT 26, 21 TEAMS TO VIE FOR TROPHY UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit presents state awards and certificates to 24 teachers. P3 PGIMER will hold its governing body meeting on Wednesday, marking the end of a two-year hiatus. P3 The month-long 2nd edition of the Chandigarh Golf League will start on September 26 at Golf Club. P3 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 84 PANCHKULA 84 MOHALI 82 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF 14-YR-OLD DIES IN HIT-&-RUN MISHAP Chandigarh: A pedestrian was killed and his friend injured when an auto sped away after hitting them. Varun, a resident of Sector 25, reported that an auto hit him and his friend Goli (14) near the Press light point on the night of Sunday. Both were admitted to the GMSH, Sector 16, where Goli died. The police have registered a case under Sections 279, 337 and 304-A of the IPC. TNS MAN BOOKED ON CHEATING CHARGE Chandigarh: The police said Rajesh Puri (60), a resident of Ludhiana district, had been booked on a charge of cheating. Puri had furnished a surety bond in an NDPS case and submitted his Aadhaar card. The police said the accused had earlier also furnished surety but with a different Aadhaar card. A case under Sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the IPC has registered at the Sector 36 police station. TNS PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 35°C | MIN 26°C YESTERDAY MAX 36.2°C | MIN 25.7°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:39 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:02 AM » WEDNESDAY | 6 SEPTEMBER 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE All set for PU Students’ Council poll today 15,693 to cast vote, students admitted to university till Sept 5 also eligible Deepankar Sharda CANDIDATES IN THE FRAY Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 5 As many as 15,693 students will cast their vote to pick new Panjab University Campus Students’ Council tomorrow. Voting will start at 9.30 am and counting at 12 noon. The polling will be held at 170 polling booths with a total of 320 ballot boxes. As per the directives issued by the authorities, the newly inducted students, who have been admitted to the university till September 5, can also cast their vote. However, they have to produce their fee slips and identification cards. Meanwhile, nine candidates are vying for the top post of the PUCSC president and four each for the posts of vice-president, secretary and joint secretary. Davinder Pal Singh (Panjab University Students’ Union), Divyansh Thakur (Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti), Jatinder Singh (National Students Union of India), Kuldeep Singh (Haryana Students Association), Manika Chhabra (Panjab Students’ Union Lalkar), Prateek Kumar (Students for Society), Rakesh Deshwal (Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad), Saksham Singh (Independent) and Yuvraj Garg (Students Organisation of India) are in the fray for the top post. Election at colleges Voting at 10 colleges, out of a total of 11 local colleges affiliated to the university, will also start at 9.30 am. The local colleges have more than 40,000 voters. PRESIDENT ■ Davinder Pal Singh (PUSU) ■ Divyansh Thakur (CYSS) ■ Jatinder Singh (NSUI) ■ Kuldeep Singh (HSA) ■ Manika Chhabra (Panjab Students’ Union, Lalkar) ■ Prateek Kumar (Students for Society) Rakesh Deshwal (ABVP) ■ Saksham Singh (Independent) ■ Yuvraj Garg (SOI) VICE-PRESIDENT ■ Anurag Vardhan (independent) ■ Gaurav Chauhan (ISA) ■ Gourav Kashiv (HIMSU) Prof Jatinder Grover, DSW (extreme right) and other officials review poll preparations. PRADEEP TEWARI GUIDELINES ISSUED FOR THE ELECTIONS ■ Students should assemble in for some other reason, will be allowed to enter the polling booth up to 10.15 am. Any student found roaming around the department after 9.30 am will not be allowed to cast vote. ■ Students admitted to university till September 5 are entitled to cast vote by showing the fee slip their respective polling booths at 9.30 am ■ All students must be in the polling booths by 9.30 am ■ The teacher in charge will read out the instructions at 9.30 am ■ A student, who is held up at the gates due to traffic congestion or of the current session. ■ Counting of votes (office-bearers) will start at 12 noon at the Gymnasium Hall, followed by the announcement of results. ■ Gate No. 1 (PGI side) will remain closed on Wednesday from 12 noon to 4:30 pm and the AC Joshi Library from 6 am to 11 pm. ■ Ranmeekjot Kaur (Sath) SECRETARY ■ Deepak Goyat (INSO) ■ Megha Nayyar (SOPU) ■ Tarun Tomar (HAS) JOINT SECRETARY ■ Dheeraj Garg (PUSU) ■ DIkit Paldon (HPSU) ■ Gourav Chahal (PUHH) ■ Kulwinder Singh (USO) SCHEDULE LAST-DITCH EFFORTS After Monday's incident of alleged attack on the presidential candidate of a student group, the campus witnessed peaceful activities on Tuesday. The day also witnessed a major push by groups to their online canvassing as part of their last-ditch effort to woo voters. LAST ELECTIONS 14,984 66 (approximate) 9,919 votes 9,850 votes 9,838 votes Students outside SGGS College, Sector 26. NITIN MITTAL 9,863 votes The student representatives of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, have been elected unopposed. These 10 colleges are GGDSD College, Sector 32; DAV College, Sector 10; Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11; Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46; Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26; Dev Samaj College, Sector 45; MCM DAV College, Sector 36; Government College of Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 50; Post Graduate Government 1,200 cops deployed at PU, city colleges Tribune News Service HIGHLIGHTS ■ Avinash Yadav (ABVP) Voting: 9.30 am to 12 noon Counting (office-bearers): 12 noon Total votes Polling percentage President Vice-president Secretary Joint secretary Chandigarh police and rapid action force hold a flag march on the PU campus on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL College for Girls, Sector 42 and Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11. The election results of the colleges are expected to be out by 12 noon. Chandigarh, September 5 With a day remaining for the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) elections, all student groups made last-ditch efforts to woo voters today. As campaign came to an end on Monday, supporters interacted with voters as part of their silent campaign. After yesterday’s incident (alleged attack on a presidential candidate), the campus witnessed peaceful activities. The day also witnessed a major push by groups to their online canvassing. To ensure smooth elections, officials of the university held a meeting with regard to election arrangements. Security arrangements Elaborate security arrangements have been made by the Chandigarh Police with the deployment of around 1,200 police personnel on the PU campus and at local colleges. A total 14 DSPs, 12 ■ To woo voters, various exit polls were conducted on social media channels. While some give a clear majority to a group, the others predicted a ‘hung’ PUCSC House, like last year. ■ All contesting groups focused on reaching out to hostellers in a last-minute effort to gain a good share of votes. ■ Special security arrangements have been made at Student Centre. No entry of students to the counting centre (Gymnasium Hall) will be allowed. The police have barricaded the entire area. SHOs, 18 Inspectors, 10 police post in-charge and 938 police personnel have been deployed. Out of the total deployment, four DSPs, 10 Inspectors and around 500 cops will be on the PU campuses at Sector 14 and 25. Tents (a designated place allocated to all contesting parties) were removed by the authorities today. AAP boycotts special House Re-auction of leftover Team to inspect Berkeley today meeting, Cong stages walkout Nos. from Sept 11 Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 5 A special House meeting of the Municipal Corporation (MC) called by Mayor Anup Gupta today to express gratitude to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief S Somanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the successful Chandrayaan-3 landing took an unexpected turn as political parties voiced their discontent. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chose to boycott the meeting, citing the MC’s inattention to “crucial issues” facing the city. Congress councillors staged a walkout in protest after noticing the absence of former Congress Prime Ministers’ names in the MC’s resolution celebrating the historic success of the Chandrayaan-3 Mission. Gurpreet Singh Gabi, a Congress councillor, argued that if the resolution was aimed at acknowledging the success of Chandrayaan-3, it should have included the names such as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Vikram Sarabhai and APJ Abdul Kalam for their contributions to the development of ISRO and science. “Why to thank only PM Modi for all the success when it should be a credit for all leaders,” said Gabi. When Gabi asked to include Indira Gandhi’s name, it met with opposition from the BJP councillors, leading to heated Chandigarh, September 5 The Registering and Licencing Authority (RLA) is all set to re-auction the leftover fancy/special registration numbers of previous series from September 11 to 13. The re-auction will be held for the CH01CR, CH01CQ, CH01CP CH01CN, CH01CM, , CH01CL, CH-01CK, CH01-CJ, CH01CG, CH01CF CH01CE, , CH01CD, CH01CC, CH01CB, CH01-CA, CH01-BZ, CH01BY, CH01-BW, CH01-BX, CH01-BV, CH01-BT , CH01BS, CH01-BR, CH01-BP , CH01-BN, CH01-BM, CH01BL, CH01-BK, CH01BJ and Councillors engage in heated arguments during a special MC House meeting on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL ONLY SCIENTISTS WORTHY OF PRAISE ❝ Only ISRO scientists are worthy of the praise. We boycotted the meeting as the Mayor and officials are ignoring crucial issues. ❞ — Damanpreet Singh, AAP arguments and the Congress walkout. While AAP councillors criticised the expenditure of taxpayers’ money on a meeting focused solely on praising the BJP and the PM, Congress councillor Gabi expressed the view that such acknowledgments should have been made during the MC’s general House meeting on August 29, closer to the Chandrayaan3 landing, instead of spending lakhs on another meeting. “Also, the Mayor should have called the meeting to discuss key issues of MC, including corruption-related matters, lack of funds being faced by the civic body and ban on new tenders for development works,” said Gabi. AAP councillor and leader of Opposition Damanpreet Singh said, “Only ISRO scientists are worthy of the praise. We boycotted the meeting as the Mayor and MC officials are ignoring crucial issues. Despite banning developmental projects in the city in the wake of the fund crunch, the MC convened a special House after spending lakhs of rupees for just showering praises on the BJP This is a waste of taxpay. ers’ money.” On August 30, the MC Commissioner had ordered a ban on new tenders of developmental projects till December-end, after an amount of Rs 282 crore was ring-fenced for waste management of the city on the orders of the National Green Tribunal. Meanwhile, all ruling BJP councillors stood one by one Continued on page 2 CH01-BH series. The registration process, which started on September 4, will continue till 5 pm on September 10. The bidding will start from 10 am on September 11 and continue till 5 pm on September 13. Those who have purchased vehicles on a Chandigarh address will be allowed to participate in the e-auction. Chandigarh, September 5 The UT Administration has decided to carry out an inspection for building violations and misuse at a commercial complex of Berkeley Realtech Limited in Industrial Area, Phase I, tomorrow. Sources said a team of the Estate Office would carry out the inspection. A team, led by the SDM (East), had sealed the complex on September 1 on the directions of the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) for allegedly violating environment norms. The order issued by TC Nautiyal, Member Secretary, CPCC, states that during a surprise check carried out on Berkeley commercial complex at Industrial Area, Phase I, will be inspected for building violations and misuse. FILE July 14, it was found that the unit was running a commercial complex along with a service station and had installed two diesel generator sets of 320 KVA each and two of 62.5 KVA each. The unit also offered denting and painting services and installed a paint booth on the third floor of the building. As per the conditions issued to them by the CPCC, the unit was not supposed to install or use a diesel generator set without prior permission of the CPCC. A show-cause notice was issued to the unit on July 14. The unit submitted its reply on July 25, which was not found to be satisfactory, states the order. As per the order, personal hearings were also given by the CPCC to Berkeley Realtech on August 22 and 25, which were attended by Ranjeev Dahuja, director of the unit, but he was unable to give justification for the violations. Entire road to be opened soon, says Punjab Govt Qaumi Insaaf Morcha protest Next hearing on Arrive Safe Society PIL on October 9 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 5 The State of Punjab today found itself at the receiving end following the nonremoval of protesters from the YPS Chowk even as the government stated it had been able to peacefully restore one side of the traffic between Chandigarh and Mohali. As the case came up for resumed hearing, the petitioner’s counsel countered the government’s claims stating that disruption of traffic was still there. c m y b THE CASE ■ Traffic moves on the one side of the road leading to the YPS Chowk on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI The developments took place more than five months after a non-government organisation, Arrive Safe Society of Chandigarh, filed a PIL seeking the removal of encroachments by the Qaumi Insaaf Morcha protesters at the YPS Chowk in Mohali. Organisation chief Harman Singh Sidhu submitted nobody could be certain when such a large gathering of persons might turn violent Appearing before the court, the Advocate-General, however, assured the Bench the vacated very soon. The case will now come up for further hearing on October 9. way one side traffic had been restored peacefully, the other side would also be The developments took place more than five months after a non-government organisation filed a PIL seeking the removal of encroachments by the Qaumi Insaaf Morcha protesters in Mohali. Among other things, the petitioner, Arrive Safe Society of Chandigarh, had earlier contended it was learnt that the protesters were seeking the release of Sikh prisoners, including Balwant Singh Rajoana –– a convict in Punjab’s former Chief Minister Beant Singh assassination Continued on page 2
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