12112023-CT-01.qxd 11/12/2023 12:16 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune UT AIR QUALITY IMPROVES, HITS ‘SATISFACTORY’ MARK INDIAN DIWALI LIGHTS A MATTER OF PRIDE! Ahead of Diwali, shopkeepers claim to be selling Indian string lights, while boycotting the Chinese ones. P3 MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 26°C | MIN 12°C YESTERDAY MAX 25.7°C | MIN 13.1°C IN P’KULA, NO MENTION OF CRACKER CONTENT DETAIL Average AQI dropped to 92 around 7 pm on Saturday and remained in the ‘satisfactory’ category. P3 FORECAST Crackers being sold at the temporary market behind the Hafed corporate office carry no content details. P3 » » 92 PANCHKULA 108 MOHALI 84 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD PU tells colleges to implement revised pay scales Chandigarh, November 11 With the issuing of a letter to the principals of governmentaided colleges by the Panjab University authorities, urging them to implement revision of the pay scales of unaided and self-financed faculty as per the 7th Pay Commission, the teachers have got a reason to add more fervour to their Diwali celebrations. The letter issued from the office of Dean, College Development Council, directs the management of non-government colleges to implement the revised pay scales within 21 days, failing which requisite action will be taken against the erring colleges. —TNS TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Diwali gift: Free 2-wheeler parking from December 1 Tribune News Service Facility only at sites under the jurisdiction of UT civic body Chandigarh, November 11 Mayor Anup Gupta today announced free parking for two-wheelers in all paid-parking sites that fall within the jurisdiction of the civic body from December 1. Gupta said, “This is a Diwali gift to the residents of the city as well as visitors to market places. We had intended to provide a relief to two-wheeler riders for a long time. Though the tendering process for the same will take time, today being Diwali’s eve, I have decided to announce free parking facility from December 1.” The General House of the MC had approved the agenda MAYORSPEAK ❝ This is a Diwali gift to the residents of the city as well as visitors to market places. Though the tendering process for the same will take time, today being Diwali’s eve, I have decided to announce free parking facility from Dec 1. — Anup Gupta, MAYOR FILE PHOTO CHANDIGARH SUNRISE MONDAY 6:45 AM » SUNDAY | 12 NOVEMBER 2023 | CHANDIGARH AIR QUALITY INDEX SUNSET SUNDAY 5:28 PM regarding free parking of twowheelers in all parking sites in July. According to the agenda, all two-wheelers will be exempt from the parking fee. The Mayor said there were ❞ 89 parking sites in Chandigarh that were managed by the Municipal Corporation and all had an equal parking space for two-wheelers as well as four-wheelers. At pres- ent, the corporation charges Rs 7 for two-wheeler parking. Parking for electric vehicles is already free. Car parking charges is Rs 14. However, in continued on page 3 The Army authorities were also alerted by the local police. Meanwhile, Dilhsan, who was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh, succumbed to injuries, taking the death toll to two in the incident. Teams of the Mahesh Nagar police, bomb disposal squad and crime scene wing carried Injured succumbs at PGI, death toll two out an extensive search operation at the pot. They found six empty shells of ammunition from the debris. A laptop and a mobile were also recovered from the spot for further investigation. Mahesh Nagar SHO Jagdish Chander said, “The evidence collected from the spot has been sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory.” Ambala Cantonment DSP Ashish Chaudhary said, “As per the statement given by an eyewitness and the injured, TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL 757 liquor bottles sans permit seized in city Chandigarh, November 11 In order to curb the illegal sale of imported foreign liquor (IFL), Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL) and country liquor and also to prevent evasion of levies, an enforcement team of the Excise and Taxation Department conducted a series of random inspections at vends located in Sector 7, 17, 33 and the Industrial Area, Phase 2, during the past few days. During these inspections, a total of 757 bottles of various brands of IFL, IMFL and country liquor were found without valid pass/permit and confiscated. Cases under the Excise Act have been initiated against the defaulter licensees. The department has been coordinating with the Chandigarh Police for curbing illegal continued on page 3 Day after Ambala blast, six empty shells found at spot Ambala, November 11 A day after the blast at a house, a bomb disposal squad and a crime scene team today visited the spot and reportedly recovered six empty shells from the damaged building at New Shastri Nagar in the Tangri Bundh area of Ambala Cantonment. FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE there was a blast in a cylinder. A team of the Army, crime scene staff and the bomb squad visited the spot. The teams have collected samples and they are yet to submit their reports. Six shells were recovered. The summary of the post-mortem report is yet continued on page 3 Fireworks at a park in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Scant regard to curbs on bursting crackers Tribune News Service Violations go unchecked in parts of tricity Chandigarh, November 11 Despite two-hour window for bursting of firecrackers on Diwali, a few incidents of fireworks were reported here, in Panchkula and Mohali ahead of the festival. Police and administrative officials said they were ensuring compliance with the orders on bursting crackers during the permitted hours only. Despite the restrictions, isolated instances of bursting of firecrackers were witnessed in parts of the city in the past two days. The Union Territory (UT) has permitted the use of only green crackers from 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali (Sunday). However, numerous residents were seen flouting the orders. In order to reduce air pollution, the UT Administration has allowed the use of only eco-friendly green crackers during Diwali and Gurpurb. People can use green crackers on Diwali from 8 pm to 10 pm and on Gurpurb from 4 am to 5 am, and from 9 pm to 10 pm. Panchkula: Deputy Commissioner Sushil Sarwan, in the orders issued on Thursday, had said there was a complete ban on manufacture, sale and use of all kinds of crackers other than the green ones in the district in view of high air and noise pollution. The administration continued on page 3 P R E -R E N OVAT I O N SALE SHO P OVER 1 0 LAKHS GET % 35 OFF SHO P U P T O 1 0 LA K HS GET % 30OFF S UN DAYS O PEN LUXURY IS TASTE CELEBRATING 64 YEARS OF TRUST 0172-2705158 santramsjewelry IGI Certified Jewellery c m y b www.santrams.in
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