20112023-CT-01.qxd 11/20/2023 12:02 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune TRIBUTES PAID TO MARTYRS AHEAD OF MILITARY LIT FEST MC HOLDS CLEANLINESS DRIVE, HAILS WORKERS’ EFFORTS CITY’S KARANDEEP SECOND AT INDONESIAN MASTERS UT Administrator lays a wreath at Chandigarh War Memorial as a precursor to Military Lit Fest. P3 MC has acknowledged contribution of workers towards maintaining cleanliness at public toilets. P3 Karandeep Kochhar finishes second at the Indonesian Masters, carding a 63 to finish on 19-under par. P3 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 115 PANCHKULA 49 MOHALI 109 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF WARDERS ATTACKED BY JAIL INMATE Chandigarh: Two staffers of the Burial jail have been attacked by a jail inmate. According to the police, Parveen Kumar, Deputy Superintendent, Model Jail, Burail, reported that an inmate, Santosh Kumar Rawat (57), attacked Head Warder Nirmal Kumar and Warder Jasminder Singh and tore their uniforms. Both jail employees were injured in the assault. The police have registered a case under Sections 332 and 353 of the IPC. TNS TWO NABBED WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR Chandigarh: Two persons have been arrested with illicit liquor. According to the police, Rishik (19), a resident of New Indira Colony (NIC), Mani Majra, was arrested near the government school, NIC, while possessing 50 quarters of countrymade liquor. Another person, Brijesh Yadav (24), a resident of Behlana village, was arrested at Ram Darbar with three boxes of wine. Cases under the Excise Act have been registered against both suspects. They were later released on bail. TNS Friend arrested for woman’s murder Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 19 The police have arrested a man on the charge of murdering his woman friend whose body was found under mysterious circumstances at Industrial Area, Phase-I. The suspect allegedly strangled Archana (26), said the police. The body was found on the night of November 17, following which a murder case was registered. During investigation, the police found the victim’s friend, Ramesh Kumar, a resident of Hallo Majra, had objected to the victim’s friendship with some other man. “On the day of the incident, continued on page 2 ~23-lakh project to be completed in year Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 19 Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, has started the MC-commissioned survey of trees in the city to find our their number as well as assess their health. During the one-year period of the survey, a detailed report about each tree, which falls within the MC’s jurisdiction, would be prepared. However, the MC will start the treatment or removal of trees simultaneously. Officials of the MC’s horticulture wing said the survey team would look into pathological/entomological problems, physiological stress and hollowness of the trees. Besides, a physiological examination of the trees and soil analysis are being done to ascertain biotic and abiotic factors contributing to a decline in their health and factors behind various problems. The FRI’s research team includes Mohit Husain, Scientist-B, Silviculture and Forest Management Division (Principle investigator), and Manoj Kumar, Senior Technical officer and pathologist (Co -investigator). They are visiting each site to observe trees for pests. They will also carry out sample collection, laboratory isolation and identification of pathogens to investigate each continued on page 2 Team members inspect a tree in Chandigarh. TREATMENT, REMOVAL OF TREES BY CIVIC BODY TO RUN SIMULTANEOUSLY ■ During the one-year period of the survey, a detailed report about each tree, which falls within the MC’s jurisdiction, will be prepared. ■ The MC will start the treatment or removal of trees simultaneously. ■ Team will look into pathological/entomological problems, physiological stress and hollowness of the trees. ■ The cost of the survey is about Rs 23 lakh. PREVIOUS SURVEY DONE IN 2017 The previous survey was conducted in 2017, but it was done by MC officials who had little or no knowledge of scientific methodology for counting trees and assessing their health. A total of 1.65 lakh trees were covered during the census and among those, 262 were found to be dangerous and 1,029 dead or dry. CARMEL CONVENT MISHAP Heerakshi, a Class X student of Carmel Convent School, was killed and 19 others were injured after an old tree fell on them during recess on July 8 last year. Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 19 The police authorities have sought detailed information from the PGI administration, including the possibility of an unauthorised individual administering an injection to a patient in the Gynae Ward. They are also enquiring about any symptoms or changes in the patient’s health subsequent to the alleged incident. An inquiry has been started following a complaint lodged by Jatinder Kaur, sister-inlaw of patient Harmit Kaur, who is admitted to the Gynae Ward on the 3rd floor of Nehru Hospital. According to the complaint, on the night of November 15, an unidentified woman, claiming to be a doctor in the civilian GYNAE WARD INCIDENT WHAT COPS NEED TO KNOW ■ Whether any symptoms or changes occurred in the health of the patient after the incident ■ If there were some symptoms/ changes, then the police be provided information whether any samples, etc, of the patient were preserved/examined ■ Whether any unknown injection has been administrated to the patient in the gynae ward attire, administered an unknown injection to Harmit Kaur. Jatinder Kaur, expressing doubt about the legitimacy of the act, attempted to con- front the unidentified woman, but she managed to escape. Jatinder Kaur alleges that the unauthorised injection has raised concerns about Harmit Kaur’s well-being. The police, led by the authorities concerned, including a woman police official, visited the hospital premises after receiving information from the control room. The complaint has raised questions over the security and protocols in place at the Gynae Ward. The police authorities have also requested for information on whether the samples of Harmit Kaur (patient) have been preserved or examined and if any unidentified injection was indeed administered to her. In response to the serious nature of the allegations, a Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 19 Five drug peddlers, including a couple, have been arrested with a total of 89.31 grams of heroin. A team of the District Crime Cell (DCC), which was patrolling the CTU workshop area in Sector 43, nabbed a couple, identified as Sukhpal Singh, alias Kaka (28), and his wife, Amandeep Kaur (29), both residents of Tarn Taran in Punjab, with 22.03gram and 11.53-gram drug respectively. The couple has been engaged in drug peddling for the past three years, the police added. Sukhpal was earlier arrested by the Punjab police in September with 45-gram heroin. A case against the duo has been registered under the NDPS Act at the Sector 36 police station. Another team nabbed Lakhan Kumar (34), a resident of Indira Colony, Mani Majra, with 15.45 grams of heroin near the Housing Board light point. The police said Lakhan had a tainted past and had been booked in three cases of the NDPS Act, snatching and theft. A case against him has been registered at the Mani Majra police station. The police also arrested two drug peddlers with 40.3 grams of heroin. Punjab Singh (27) and Shahzad Singh (27), both residents of Tarn Taran, Punjab, were nabbed at Sector 46. A case against the duo has been registered at the Sector 34 police station. committee or board of medical professionals concerned is being constituted to conduct a thorough inquiry. The emphasis will be on providing a comprehensive report on the incident at the earliest, given the gravity of the matter involving health issues and the administration of an unidentified injection. Meanwhile, the PGI authorities said whatever inputs were sought by the police would be provided to them. As the matter is still under investigation, it is difficult to say anything conclusive, they said. The patient was referred after three days of delivery. She had excessive bleeding (PPH) after delivery. She developed infection and acute kidney failure. She has been receiving repeated dialysis and at present is on ventilator. 49 species of migratory birds identified, no waterfowl Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 19 The Chandigarh Bird Club has identified 49 species of migratory birds, but no waterfowl was spotted in a survey conducted today at Sukhna Lake and its surrounding areas. According to the survey, which was conducted from 7.30 am and 10.30 am, 321 birds were spotted. Of these, the most common species was the Indian spot-billed duck with 39 sightings followed by 22 sightings of the jungle babbler and 18 each of common moorhen and great cormorant. The club conducts the annual survey of Sukhna Lake to commemorate the Birdman of India, Dr Salim Ali, on his Chandigarh Bird Club conducts annual survey in Sukhna Lake area to commemorate birth anniversary of Birdman Dr Salim Ali The team that conducted the survey; and (inset) white throated kingfisher. birth anniversary, which happens to coincide with the arrival of migrating waterfowl. Rima Dhillon, president of the club, said the lake was divided into three transacts with 244 grids of 100m/100m and 13 birders from the club took part in the survey. “It was a disappointing morning as there were scarcely any birds to be seen on the c m y b FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE 5 drug peddlers held with 89.31 grams of heroin Police seek details from PGI authorities Naina Mishra MAX 28°C | MIN 13°C YESTERDAY MAX 27.8°C | MIN 13.6°C SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.52 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FRI experts kick off tree survey in city MAINLY CLEAR SKY SUNSET MONDAY 5.25 PM » MONDAY | 20 NOVEMBER 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST water. It is too soon to enumerate the reasons but there are always the usual reasons to fall back on — habitat degradation and global warming!,” she observed. “It may sound clichéd but these are major factors and there is no denying it,” Rima added. Birds will migrate when it gets too cold in their breeding grounds in the Tundra regions depleting food sources. If food can still be found in plenty, then the birds will delay their migratory journey. However if the areas they have been frequenting traditionally are degraded then they will be forced to divert to other places, Rima adds. To find reasons for why the continued on page 2 A fan reacts after India's World Cup final defeat, at Sector 22. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY Cricket fans disheartened Deepankar Sharda Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 19 A disheartened Rishabh Gulati (23) packs a box of crackers that he bought before Diwali “to celebrate India’s victory in the World Cup”. He was not alone in the sea of sorrow, as Australia logged a sixwicket win over hosts India in Ahmedabad to win the 2023 ICC World Cup today. Hundreds of fans, who were wearing blue T-shirts to cheer for the Indian team, were seen returning home with a sad face. “This is not the end we expected. Nevertheless, Australia played well and deserved this title. I think, India needed a stable partnership for this match,” said Gulati. “I bought a separate box of crackers for celebrating India’s winning moment. It got wasted.” “The Indian batters could have played better to win this match. The expectations were very high and everyone was wishing for Indian team’s win. I wish this jinx of losing ICC tournaments broke soon,” said Aman, a spectator who watched the match live on a big screen at People watch the match at Sector 22 and on the PU campus. the Sector 22 market. Many fans had installed big screens to watch the match at Sector 22, 17, 19, 45 and also at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium. The scene on the Panjab University Campus was no different as youngsters were really disheartened. “We got special permission to watch this match from common room. I expected this to be a one-sided affair, but Australian batters chased down the target in a very calm manner,” said Anoop, a campus student. “Usually, we watch live streaming on mobile phones, but for the final, we organised a special event at the common room. It was a good cricket and overall, the Australia team played well,” said Rashi, another student.
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