19112023-CT-01.qxd 19-11-2023 00:31 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune PU SYNDICATE MEETING ON NOV 25; AGENDA IN PLACE SIX STOLEN VEHICLES, 12 PHONES SEIZED; TWO HELD SHUTTLERS ANKIT, TANU ADVANCE INTO NEXT ROUND Templates and application forms for direct recruitment of professors will be presented for approval. P5 Cops nab two snatchers from Kajheri and seize 12 mobile phones and six stolen vehicles from them. P5 Ankit Malik & Tanu Malik move into pre-quarterfinals of mixed doubles event of badminton tournament. P5 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 143 PANCHKULA 52 MOHALI 152 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF CAB DRIVER HELD WITH HEROIN Chandigarh: A police team while patrolling in Sector 32 nabbed a cab driver, identified as Sukhpreet Singh (26) of Moga, and seized 11.52 gm of heroin from his possession. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered at Sector 34 police station. The accused was selling drugs in the tricity for over six months. TNS 21-YR-OLD NABBED FOR MOBILE THEFT Chandigarh: The UT police have arrested a 21-year-old youth for stealing a mobile phone. Complainant Vineet (48), a shopkeeper at Mani Majra, reported that an unidentified person stole his mobile phone from his shop. A case was registered and the suspect, Sunny of Govindpura, Mani Majra, was arrested. TNS 4 BOOKED FOR STABBING YOUTH Chandigarh: The police have booked four persons for allegedly stabbing a youth. Complainant Ram Chander of Mauli Complex alleged Ombir, Rohit, Vicky and Rohit, alias Lala, stabbed his nephew Avinash, alias Gutra, in the locality. The victim was rushed to the Civil Hospital, Panchkula, from where he was referred to the PGI. TNS WOMAN’S BODY FOUND, FIR LODGED Chandigarh: The police have registered a murder case after the body of a woman was found at Industrial Area, Phase 1. The victim was identified as Archana of Ram Darbar. She worked as a domestic help at a house in Sector 27 and resided there. The body bore a few injury marks. TNS MAN BOOKED FOR ~12-LAKH FRAUD Chandigarh: A man has been booked for duping a resident of Sector 38 West of ~12 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. The suspect has been identified as Jagjeet Singh of Jalandhar. He neither sent the complainant abroad nor returned his money. A case has been registered at the Sector 36 police station. TNS MAX 29°C | MIN 11°C YESTERDAY MAX 28.8°C | MIN 12°C SUNRISE MONDAY 6:51 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE UT starts shuttle bus service Imposter gives injection to to Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden patient at PGI, FIR lodged Fare ~10 for a round trip |534 visitors avail service on Day 1 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 18 To mitigate traffic woes around city’s three famous tourist destinations, the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) today started a shuttle bus service covering Rock Garden, Bird Park and Sukhna Lake during weekends and public holidays. The service will be available between 11 am and 8 pm. An official said six buses had been pressed into service to ferry tourists during these hours at a frequency of 5 minutes each. A total of 534 passengers used the service on the first day. The Administration has advised the tourists visiting these places during weekends/holidays to strictly adhere to the instructions to avoid any traffic congestion. According to the instructions, private vehicles (four and two-wheelers) will be allowed till two parking areas – Municipal Corporation’s paid parking, Sector 5, in front Sukhna Lake and pit parking of Rock Garden — on first come, first serve basis and as per availability of space. If these parking slots are fully occupied, private vehicles will be guided to kachhi parking near High A CTU shuttle bus at Sukhna Lake on Saturday. RAVI KUMAR AVAILABLE AT 5-MINUTE FREQUENCY ■ Service available between 11 ■ Private vehicles allowed to park am and 8 pm during weekends and public holidays ■ Six buses pressed into service to ferry tourists at a frequency of 5 minutes each at Sukhna Lake’s paid parking and pit parking of Rock Garden ■ If these lots are full, vehicles to park near HC, from where visitors can avail shuttle bus service SHUTTLE BUS ROUTE The pickup/drop off points of shuttle buses are: Rock Garden, Gursagar Sahib turn and Sukhna Lake near ATC light Court and backside of offices in Sector 9-A, from where the visitors can use the shuttle bus service to reach Rock Garden, Bird Park and Sukhna Lake. The facility will be available for visitors/tourists from kachhi parking near High Court chowk and backside of offices in Sector 9-A on week- ends/holidays at a gap of every 5 minutes at a cost of Rs 10 for a round trip. The pickup/drop off points of the shuttle buses are: Rock Garden, Gursagar Sahib turn and Sukhna Lake near ATC light. The visitors are advised that after approaching Jan Marg and Vigyan Path, they have to follow the green route to reach Rock Garden, Bird Park and Sukhna Lake during weekends/public holidays. No vehicle will be allowed to enter from Sukhna Lake side as this area has been declared a “novehicle zone”. For exit, drivers are advised to follow the route marked in orange colour to their destination. Vehicles exiting from kachhi parking of the High Court and Rock Garden pit parking will be advised to exit by taking right turn towards old barricade chowk (Junction No. 3) on Jan Marg. All private tourist buses will have to be parked at kachhi parking near the High Court and will drop/pick passengers from there itself. Pradhuman Singh, Director, UT Transport, said a total of 534 passengers availed the service and a revenue of Rs 5,340 was earned on the first day. An official said the shuttle service was introduced as there was a heavy influx of visitors not only from Chandigarh, but also from adjoining states of Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh at the three famous tourist spots, especially during weekends and public holidays, causing additional vehicular load and traffic congestion in the area. Doc tricked into buying With addl space, HCset fake gold, loses ~20 lakh for horizontal expansion Tribune News Service Saurabh Malik MODUS OPERANDI Panchkula, November 18 The police have registered a case after a city resident was allegedly duped of Rs 20 lakh. The complainant, Dr Manoj Gupta, who runs a nursing home at Sector 21 here, said three persons, including a woman, were involved in the fraud. He alleged an individual, who identified himself as Ramesh, visited his clinic on November 3 for consultation. He said, “I advised him a revision surgery for his ailment. The suspect claimed he was a labourer and belonged to a poor family. He offered to pay for the treatment in gold coins that he claimed his family had unearthed during an excavation in Baddi.” Gupta said the man gave him five coins on two counts that came off as genuine after checking with a goldsmith. He said the suspect later asked him to provide him Rs 40 lakh in exchange for a bag full of gold ■ Three suspects visited Dr Manoj Gupta’s clinic in Sector 21 ■ Offered to pay in gold coins, which they ‘found in Baddi’ ■ Gave five genuine coins to doctor; latter checked with goldsmith ■ Suspects then asked for ~40 lakh in exchange for 4 kg of gold coins ■ Victim agreed to buy half for ~20 lakh, only to find the coins fake coins weighing around 4 kg. Dr Gupta said, “I fell into the trap and agreed. I delivered Rs 20 lakh to him in Mullanpur and collected the coins. Later, during a purity test, the coins turned out to be fake and made of copper and zinc.” Dr Gupta claimed the individuals were regular offenders as they had earlier duped a doctor couple of Rs 40 lakh in a similar manner in February last year. Inspector Rupesh Chaudhary, SHO, Sector 5 police station, said they had registered a case and started investigating the matter. Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 18 The Punjab and Haryana High Court is gearing up for a significant horizontal expansion with a Division Bench directing the Chandigarh Administration to come up with a clear timeframe for the transfer of currently locked vacant rooms in the old secretariat building in Sector 9. This decision is a response to the High Court’s pressing need for extra space. The directions came on a plea seeking directions to the Union Government, UT Administration and other respondents to expedite the High Court’s “holistic development plan” for reducing the load on the existing building. The Bench of Acting Chief Justice Ritu Bahri and Justice Nidhi Gupta asked the counsel appearing for the respondent-UT to get instructions from the Administration “as to when the vacant rooms in old secretariat building, Sec- Bench tells UT Admn to give vacant rooms in old secretariat building tor 9, which are locked, can be handed over to the HC keeping in view the fact that it is in dire need of extra space”. The case will now come up for further hearing on November 20. The Bench has already issued a directive to get a heritage assessment done “in respect of the holistic plan approved by the MHA” for construction of 20 courtrooms, chamber and a multilevel parking. The matter was placed before the Bench after a petition was filed in public interest by Vinod Dhatterwal of the HC Employees Association, and other petitioners. With cricket & cuisine, hoteliers set to cash in on WC final Deepankar Sharda Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 18 With India taking on Australia in the ICC World Cup final on Sunday, sports and food lovers are in for a treat. City restaurants and hotels are leaving no stone unturned to have them experience the sporting extravaganza on big screens in the company of their friends and families while relishing their meals. While the Chandigarh Administration has put restrictions on public screening of the final match (without permission), city hotels and restaurants are all prepped up to screen the MAINLY CLEAR SKY SUNSET SUNDAY 5:25 PM » SUNDAY | 19 NOVEMBER 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST An eatery in Sector 35 all decked up to livestream the ICC World Cup final, in Chandigarh on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY World Cup final live. “We will be giving free Indian team Tshirts to all our customers as we did during the telecast of India-Pakistan match. A sports quiz will be organised during the live streaming. We have special food and drinks menu for tomorrow’s match. Besides, we have decked up our entire lounge with World Cup collaterals,” said Ankit Gupta, director of a Sector-35 hotel, and president, Chandigarh Hospitality Association. “We are installing a big screen for our guests to telecast the match live. We will let our guests enjoy the World Cup clash without any hindrance,” said Manmohan Singh, CEO of a Sector-22 hotel, and Chairman, Hotel & Restaurant Association of Chandigarh. Besides special drinks and food menu, restaurants owners have also arranged for a live commentary. “We have hired commentators for a live commentary. Trained anchors will engage the c m y b guests in various activities to provide a stadium-like lively atmosphere to our guests,” said Anoop Kappor, the owner of a restaurant in Mohali. The UT Administration, meanwhile, has issued an advisory. It reads, “Public screening of the match is allowed only with prior permission from the DC Office. No processions in any form will be allowed before, during, or after the match. Loud music can be played at any public place only as per regulations under the Noise Pollution (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000, framed under the Environment Protection continued on page 5 Victim critical, shifted to ICU | Hospital orders probe Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 18 An unidentified woman reportedly administered an injection to a patient at the gynaecology ward of the PGI, leading to the deterioration in the patient’s condition. The police have registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Complainant Jatinder Kaur, a resident of Rajpura, reported that her sister-in-law Harmeet Kaur (24) experienced complications after giving birth to a child at a private clinic, following which she was referred to the PGI. On the night of November 15, an unknown woman, claiming to be a staffer, entered the gynaecology ward and administered an injection to the patient. Getting suspicious, the complainant started asking her questions, prompting the woman to flee. Jatinder managed to click a PGI orders loose-fitting attirefornurses,stirsrow Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 18 The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has rolled out a new dress code for nurses, emphasising loose-fitting attire from chest and hips. The mandate dictates a two-piece outfit, including a short-sleeved V-neck shirt and elastic waist trousers, with specific measurements leaving little room for individual preferences. The directive to ensure loose-fitting attire from the chest to hips has raised questions about individual comfort and personal choice, as the institute appears to dictate how the clothing should fit. The directive also describes that the depth of neck design should not GIVES SPECIFIC MEASUREMENTS ■ Directive to ensure loose-fitting attire raises questions about individual comfort and personal choice ■ It describes that the depth of neck shouldn’t exceed 6 inches ■ Says dress should be two inches loose from around fullest part of the chest and hips exceed 6 inches and two inches loose from around fullest part of chest and hip. The traditional green salwar kameez has been replaced with a modern ensemble comprising green shirt/V-shape top and elasticated trousers as per specified guidelines. However, it’s noteworthy that this alteration excludes the supervisory nursing staff, including continued on page 5 picture of the suspect with her mobile phone. In the meantime, the patient’s condition worsened, following which the complainant alerted the doctors. Subsequently, the police were informed and a case under Section 308 of the IPC was registered at Sector 11 police station. The PGI authorities have marked an inquiry to probe the case of an impersonator giving an injection to the patient, who has been shifted to the Trauma ICU. She is suffering from puerperal sepsis with acute kidney injury. Newborn found dead at P’kula Civil Hospital Tribune News Service Panchkula, November 18 The body of a newborn girl was found in a bathroom at the Civil Hospital, Sector 6, here on Saturday. The police have registered a case against unidentified individuals and started investigating the matter. Sombir Singh, Station House Office (SHO), Sector 7 police station, said a sanitation worker of the hospital had found the body while performing his duty. The SHO said the infant was only about 10-12 hours old. The police had registered a case under Section 318 (secretly burying or otherwise disposing of the body of a child) of the Indian Penal Code, he added.
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