06112023-CT-01.qxd 11/6/2023 12:46 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune DELHI GOLFER BAISOYA WINS JEEV MILKHA GOLF TROPHY INDIA CAN BECOME GLOBAL HEALTHCARE HUB: PUROHIT POORVI’S FIFER HELPS CITY BEAT SIKKIM BY 7 WICKETS Delhi’s Sachin Baisoya plays a flawless final round to outclass his nearest rivals and take home trophy. P2 Addressing an event, Banwarilal Purohit says India has potential to become global healthcare hub. P2 Five-wicket haul by Poorvi has helped Chandigarh log a win over Sikkim at Women’s U-19 T20 in Mumbai. P2 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 205 PANCHKULA 139 MOHALI 192 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF TWO CHEATING CASES REPORTED Chandigarh: Sector 37 resident Jatin Arora alleged an unidentified person cheated him of ~2.41 lakh through an online transaction. A case under Sections 419, 420 and 120-B of the IPC has been registered at Cybercrime police station. In another case, Rajiv, a manager of the State Bank of India, Sector 41-D branch, reported a woman of Sector 49-D took home loan of ~65 lakh by providing fake documents. A case under Sections 406, 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120B of the IPC has been registered at Sector 39 police station. TNS FIR FILED OVER ~8.9 LAKH THEFT Chandigarh: A Kharar resident, Sumit Katwal, has reported that ~8.94 lakh was stolen from his shop at Sector 17. A case under Section 380 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Sector 17 police station. TNS FOUR BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING MAN Chandigarh: Amandeep Singh, a resident of Sector 7 here, alleged Rajwant Singh, Gursewak Singh, Sukhwant Singh and Sukhbir Singh attacked him in the locality on Friday. He was admitted to the GMSH, Sector 16. A case under Sections 147, 148, 149, 323, 341 and 506 of the IPC has been registered at Sector 26 police station. TNS WOMAN DIES IN HIT-AND-RUN Chandigarh: Ved Singh, a resident of Kaimbwala village, alleged a motorcyclist – Bunty (24) of Sector 56 — hit his wife on the road dividing Sectors 41 and 42. She was rushed to the PGI where she was declared dead. A case under Sections 279, 337 and 304A of the IPC has been registered at Sector 36 police station. TNS TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD MAX 29°C | MIN 15°C YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 13.7°C SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:40 AM FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE City’s air quality dips to ‘poor’, experts 4 assailants shoot at vehicle dealer blame it on weather, stubble burning onP'kulahighway Admn issues advisory, tells residents to take preventive steps, avoid exposure Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 5 The quality of air in the city has deteriorated in the past few days with the Air Quality Index (AQI) slipping to 205 (poor) this evening, causing discomfort to residents, mainly the aged, children and patients. It was the first time this season that the average AQI of the city dropped to the “poor” category mainly due to changing weather, vehicular emission and incidence of farm fires in the neighbouring areas. Earlier in the day, the Administration, amid rising air quality concerns in the region, issued a comprehensive air pollution advisory. It provides essential guidelines and measures for the general public to mitigate risks associated with air pollution. According to the Central Pollution Control Board, around 8pm, the AQI shot up to 242 at the Air Quality Monitoring Station (AQMS) in Sector 53, while AQMS, Sector 22, recorded AQI of 211 and the one in Sector 25, 163. Also, the PM-10 level stood at 254 (poor) and PM 2.5 at 344 Smog engulfs the area between Transport lights and Housing Board chowk on Sunday. PRADEEP TEWARI AQI 242 AT SEC 53; AVG 205 DOS AND DON’TS ■ As per Central Pollution Control Board, ■ Avoid outdoor activities like morning and late evening walks AQI was 242 at AQMS, Sector 53, while AQMS, Sector 22, recorded AQI of 211 ■ PM-10 level stood at 254 (poor) and PM 2.5 was recorded 344 (very poor) at monitoring station in Sector 53 ■ The Sector 22 AQMS registered PM-10 level at 318 and PM2.5 at 328; at AQMS, Sector 25, PM-10 stood at 178 and PM-2.5 at 237 ■ Keep doors, windows shut; ventilate homes from 12-4 pm (very poor) at AQMS, Sector 53. Similarly, the Sector 22 AQMS registered PM-10 at 318 and PM2.5 at 328. At the AQMS, ■ Use clean fuel like gas or electricity for cooking and heating ■ Avoid room fresheners as these deplete oxygen level indoors ■ Refrain from burning firecrackers, waste, leaves, crop residue ■ Avoid burning mosquito coils, incense sticks in closed premises ■ Reschedule outdoor activities based on prevailing AQI ■ Patients must use N95 or N99 masks when moving outdoors Sector 25, PM-10 stood at 178 and PM-2.5 at 237. An increase in the AQI above 200 causes breathing discomfort to people after prolonged exposure. An official of the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) attributed the condition to farm fires and weather condition. Dr Ravindra Khaiwal, Professor of Environment Health at the Department of Community Medicine, PGIMER, said the city’s AQI was mainly influenced by vehicular activity, which had increased in last few days, leading to a rise in exhaust and re-suspension of dust. “Further, open burning of waste, industrial operations, construction activities and crop residue burning. The latter remains a worrying factor,” he said. “The contribution of crop residue burning mainly depends on prevailing wind directions, but its contribution remains less than other sources. We also observed atmospheric boundary layer height is around 600 m due to cold weather, which helps build air pollution close to the grounds,” he said. “With the onset of winter, this layer has descended to a lower altitude compared to its usual height of 10-12 km above earth’s surface. This change, which depends on local meteorological factors, has a direct and immediate effect on the AQI,” he added. Victim sustains injury |Investigation on Tribune News Service Panchkula, November 5 Four armed men fired at a 31year-old vehicle dealer in Sector 20 here on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. The victim, Naveen Kumar of Surajpur village in the district sustained a bullet injury in the leg and was being treated at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh. In his statement to the police, Kumar, who is in the business of sale and purchase of vehicles, said late on Thursday night, he and his brother Vikas were returning home from Dhakoli in their car. Around 12.15 am, when they reached the service lane under Sector 20 flyover, an SUV overtook them and intercepted their vehicle. Four youths, armed with sticks, stepped out of the SUV and attacked Naveen, who then tried to escape. One of the assailants pulled out a pistol and fired at him, injuring him in the leg. The brothers somehow Weeks after fire at Nehru Hospital, PGI Glowing in festive spirit floats tender to replace UPS systems Chandigarh, November 5 In the aftermath of the recent fire incident caused by short circuit in UPS batteries at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), the authorities have decided to replace the power supply systems at 12 different locations on the institute’s premises. A tender worth Rs 1.7 crore floated by the PGIMER encompasses the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of various capacities of the UPS systems with server and IT networking equipment. The UPS systems will be replaced at Nehru Hospital’s C Block, Nephrology Department, ■ Automatic restart ■ Battery rack with SMF batteries ■ Centralised management ■ Emergency shutdown ■ Redundant PCBs TO COVER 12 LOCATIONS ■ Nehru Hospital’s C Block, Nephrology Department | Research Block A | Research Block B | New OPD | Advanced Paediatric Centre | Advanced Cardiac Centre | Library | School of Public Health | Drug De-addiction & Treatment Centre | NINE | Oral Health Science Centre | Advanced Eye Centre Research Block A, Research Block B, New OPD, Advanced Paediatric Centre, Advanced Cardiac Centre, library, School of Public Health, Drug Deaddiction and Treatment Centre, NINE, Oral Health Science Centre, and Advanced Eye Centre. The UPS systems will configure to automatically restart after the main supply failure or when the batteries become fully discharged. The project requires battery racks along continued on page 2 People enjoy fireworks at the inauguration of a festival at Sector 17 on Sunday. PRADEEP TEWARI ■ In view of festival season, Mayor Anup Gupta and MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra kicked off a 15day event at Sector 17 plaza ■ Organised by Business Promotion Council, Sector 17, the festival, aimed at attracting shoppers, will culminate on November 20 ■ Main highlights include a tunnel of lights, glowing umbrellas at different points, colourful lights on trees ■ There will be performances like giddha and bhangra and Rajasthani folk dance. Singers will perform on different occasions Radhika Pasrija Tribune News Service Tribune News Service read as ‘Loodhiana’ as in place of ‘aunkar matra’, ‘dulainkar’ has been used ■ Another error is seen while writing cycle as ‘saikal’, which must actually read as ‘saaikal’ ■ On another signboard for technology park, spelling of technology reads as ‘taknology’ instead of ‘taknalogy’ Punjabi words misspelt on signboards at Hallo Majra (left) and near a roundabout in Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: VICKY In place of “aunkar matra”, “dulainkar” has been used. Similarly, a highly-contested error was made while writing cycle as “saikal”, which must actually read as “saaikal”. Here, the “matra Bihari” be used in place of “sihari”. On another signboard of Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park, the word technology is read as “taknology” instead of “taknalogy” in the Gurmukhi script. The spelling references have been taken from Punjabi to English dictionary published by Punjabi University, Patiala, which once made an attempt to standardise the Punjabi language. One of the Punjabi profes- c m y b sors, Prof TD Joshi, said, “The problem with this language is that it lacks standardisation. It is generally written the way it is spoken, but sometimes the rules of the language get lost in the translation, especially for those who have a command of the Hindi language.” He added those in charge of getting signage prepared, be it a shopkeeper or an administrative official, must employ experts for the job. managed to flee the spot and informed the police. Naveen was admitted to the GMCH. The police registered a case under Sections 307 and 341 of the IPC and the Arms Act at Sector 14 police station, Panchkula. Further investigation was on. A couple of days earlier, an encounter took place a few km away from the crime spot on the Zirakpur-Panchkula highway. The police had arrested three persons after a brief encounter at a hotel on the highway. Chandigarh, November 5 The Chandigarh police have arrested a youth and recovered six stolen motorcycles, all without registration number plates, from his possession. The suspect has been identified as Simranjeet Singh, alias Sabby, a resident of Kumbra village in Sector 68, Mohali district. Earlier, a case of theft of a two-wheeler was registered on the complaint of a resident of Sector 40, Chandigarh, on March 14 this year. On November 3, keeping in view the festival season, a police team on patrol duty arrested Sabby and seized the stolen two-wheeler from his possession. During the course of investigation, five more motorcycles were recovered from him. Cut fee of small flats to ~800, says Bansal SAMPLE THIS ■ In a signboard, Ludhiana is Kumar and his brother were returning home from Dhakoli late on Thursday night ■ Around 12.15 am, when they reached Sector 20 flyover, an SUV intercepted their vehicle ■ Four youths, armed with sticks, attacked Naveen; later, one of them fired at him, injuring him in the leg ■ Brothers managed to flee and informed cops; probe launched, motive not known yet Tribune News Service UPS TO HAVE ADVANCED FEATURES Tribune News Service MOTIVE NOT KNOWN ■ Victim Naveen Youth held with six stolen bikes Seeks hi-tech, foolproof equipment |Sets aside ~1.7 cr Naina Mishra Gurmukhi text on signboards in city needs a spellcheck Chandigarh, November 5 Politicians, activists, retired officers and all those who feel connected to the history of Punjab have often been sensitive to the use of Punjabi (Gurmukhi script) language, whether in courts and public institutions or while raising slogans during protests. Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, has been trying to include Punjabi cultural interests, but apparently not too hard. The UT Administration has put up signboards across the city that read in English, Hindi and Punjabi, but Gurmukhi words written on some of these are misspelt. A few such signboards were seen on the Zirakpur-Chandigarh road and Sector 29-Industrial Area road. The spelling of Ludhiana is written in a way that it reads as “Loodhiana”. PARTLY CLOUDY SUNSET MONDAY 5:32 PM » MONDAY | 6 NOVEMBER 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST Chandigarh, November 5 Former MP Pawan Kumar Bansal has urged the Chandigarh Administration to reduce the monthly licence fee of Rs 3,000 being charged from the post-2014 allottees of small flats to Rs 800 as being charged from pre-2014 allottees, as provided in the Small Flats Scheme implemented in 2006. In a press release, the Congress leader said he recently wrote a letter to this effect to UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit, telling him that the objective of the 2006 scheme was to make Chandigarh a slum-free city by constructing 25,000 small flats each having an area of 267 sq ft to rehabilitate the inhabitants of 18 unplanned MAKE THESE AFFORDABLE The objective of the scheme is to make UT a slum-free city by rehabilitating inhabitants of 18 colonies and providing them affordable housing. ❝ ❞ Pawan Kumar Bansal, FORMER MP colonies where people lived in unhygienic and miserable conditions. He said the basic feature of the scheme was that the proposed flats were to be allotted on the basis of a monthly fee of Rs 800 to be paid over a period of 20 years, after which the flats were proposed to be permanently handed over to the allottees.
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