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Cracker ban: 25 held for crossing the limit in cityCops stop residents from violating the timings fixed for bursting of crackers in Chandigarh.

Cracker ban: 25 held for crossing the limit in city

13 held for selling crackers sans licence; 56 cases registered21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:As many as 56 cases have been registered for violation of orders on bursting and sale of crackers in the city.

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 20

As many as 56 cases have been registered for violation of orders on bursting and sale of crackers in the city. A total of 38 persons were arrested since Tuesday for flouting the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

According to the police, 25 persons were arrested for bursting crackers in violation of the timings fixed for the purpose i.e. 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Besides, 13 persons were arrested for selling crackers without licence. A total of 111 kg of crackers were seized from them. 

The remaining 18 cases were registered against unknown persons for bursting crackers beyond the permissible time limit.

The police control room (PCR) received as many as 8,818 calls on Diwali night, according to the data provided by the police. It is far more than about 5,700 calls received last year. Out of the calls received this year, 162 were related to quarrels, 31 pertained to accidents, 12 were linked with fire incidents, nine concerning noise pollution and 289 miscellaneous.

The police claim that 1,500 cops were on duty between Tuesday and Thursday. While 830 cops were from police stations/units, about 400 belonged to the traffic wing and 180 deployed with PCRs. PCR vehicles were stationed at 503 spots in the city as compared to 414 last year. As per information, 59 Gypsies were on the task along with 24 Cheetah motorcycles. 

No major untoward incident was reported from the city. While traffic snarls were reported in the days preceding Diwali, the day itself did not witness any major snarl-up. While traffic cops were deployed at various spots and nakas were set up early in the evening, the flow of traffic remained smooth.

While the number of PCR calls received on Diwali this year was higher than the last year, residents complained that the number ‘100’ was mostly unavailable. 

Gurjasjit Singh, a resident of Sector 44, said he had to dial 100 several times before finally getting connected with the police control room. “First, I got the answer that the number does not exist. I made a number of attempts before my call was through,” he said.

Cleaner, quieter Diwali in 5 yrs

Cleaner, quieter Diwali in 5 yrs

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The restrictions imposed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on bursting of crackers brought a huge relief to the city residents this Diwali with the levels of air and noise pollution seeing a steep decline, the lowest in five years.

7 held in P’kula, 17 FIRs lodged

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

PANCHKULA:The police arrested seven persons for violating the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on bursting of crackers.

Mohali flouts HC order with impunity

21 Oct 2017 | 2:52 AM

MOHALI:The ban imposed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on bursting of crackers before 6.30 pm and after 9.30 pm on Diwali virtually went up in smoke in Mohali, as the town saw fireworks till 1.30 am yesterday.

Cracker ban goes up in smoke

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

PATIALA:Residents burnt crackers and fireworks overnight despite the fact that the Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) had fixed three-hour time for the purpose.

City hospitals get 141 burn cases

City hospitals get 141 burn cases

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:City hospitals received over 141 patients who sustained burn injuries due to the burning of crackers on Diwali.

PGI eye centre jampacked

PGI eye centre jampacked

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:All beds at the fourth floor of the Advanced Eye Centre at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) are occupied with patients who were brought in with eye injuries on and after Diwali.

15 injured in Panchkula on Diwali night

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

PANCHKULA:Fifteen persons received injuries from crackers on the Diwali night in Panchkula.

Mohali witnesses  18 burn cases

Mohali witnesses 18 burn cases

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

MOHALI:Eighteen persons, including nine children and three women, received eye and burn injuries during while celebrating Diwali here.

MC issues 80 challans for littering public places in city

MC issues 80 challans for littering public places in city

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:A day after Diwali, the Municipal Corporation today cracked a whip on households outside which waste was found scattered.

Dera Bassi plays safe, no loss of life, property

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

DERA BASSI:Learning from its mistakes over the past years, the Dera Bassi constituency succeeded in celebrating a safe Diwali this year as no major incident was reported from across the constituency wherein loss of life or property was recorded due to fire.

Congress leader dies of dengue

Congress leader dies of dengue

21 Oct 2017 | 2:49 AM

Panchkula: Chanderkanta (64), general secretary of the Haryana Pradesh Mahila Congress, died of dengue at a hospital here on Friday.

Sec 15 residents go for green Diwali

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a bid to spread a message of ‘pollution-free’ festivities, members of the Welfare Society, Sector 15, here, celebrated a community Diwali programme at the Community Centre, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Residents of this Mohali village celebrate Diwali a day later

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

MOHALI:While Diwali has already been celebrated with fervour across the country on Thursday, around 600 residents of Chilla village, which falls in Sector 81, here, enjoyed the festivities today.

Cracker stalls witness huge rush in city

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The restrictions on the bursting of crackers failed to dampen the spirit of residents who thronged the stalls to buy firecrackers on Diwali.

PGI Director seeks complete ban on crackers

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH: PGI Director Prof Jagat Ram while demanding a complete ban on the bursting of crackers said the restrictions of lighting crackers in three hours, from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, on Diwali proved to be no deterrent.

7 traders booked for selling crackers sans licence

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Seven cases have been registered against traders under Section 188 of the IPC for selling crackers without licence in the city on Diwali during a checking carried out by teams formed by the Deputy Commissioners in the three sub-divisions.

P’kula sees fall in air pollution level

P’kula sees fall in air pollution level

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

PANCHKULA:The air pollution level was less this Diwali as compared with that of last year.

Ex-principal dies from burnsCylinder Blast

Ex-principal dies from burns

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

PANCHKULA:Two days after a cylinder blast at a house in Sector 10, Hem Raj Sharma (70) succumbed to his burn injuries at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh, today.

Come Dec 11, fly to Bangkok from city

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

MOHALI:Air India has announced the long-awaited direct flight from Chandigarh to Bangkok.

CAT reinstates city school headmaster

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:After the UT rejected the extension plea of a national and state awardee headmaster of a government school here, the Chandigarh Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal ordered his reinstatement.

Mohali murder: After firing at wife, hotelier wanted to save her

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

MOHALI:After pumping six bullets into his wife Kulwant Kaur, 60-year-old Nirankar Singh had immediately realised his action.

Heritage lamp to go under hammer in London

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:A standard floor lamp, designed by Pierre Jeanneret 50 years ago, has been put up for auction.

No company to run toilets in the city

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:There are no takers for running and maintaining 300 toilets in the city, for which financial bids were to be filed today.

Defunct escalators cripple patients’ movement at GMCH-32

Defunct escalators cripple patients’ movement at GMCH-32

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Six defunct escalators are testing the patience of patients at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32, Chandigarh.

P’kula ASI suspended for seeking bribe

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

PANCHKULA:Panchkula Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manbir Singh on Friday suspended an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), who was caught demanding bribe in a video from the staff at a liquor vend in Sector 5 on Diwali.

Amendments in Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme

JAC of unaided colleges to move court

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

PATIALA:With the Punjab Government making amendments in the post-matric scholarship scheme sponsored by the Centre and directing all unaided colleges to refund the fee

7-month-old foetus found in Nabha

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

NABHA:A seven-month-old foetus was recovered from a vacant plot at Jaspal Colony in Nabha town late last night.

Campus notes

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

Patiala: Diwali was celebrated at Bhupindra International Public School. Classrooms were decorated and candle and diya-making activity and inter-house rangoli-making competition were held.

Amid row, 9-member boxing contingent set for nationals

Amid row, 9-member boxing contingent set for nationals

21 Oct 2017 | 2:58 AM

CHANDIGARH:Despite the controversy surrounding the selection procedure, the Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association (CABA) has cleared a nine-member contingent for the Elite National Boxing Championship at Swarna Bharathi Indoor Stadium in Vizag from October 24 to 30.

Karandeep makes a mark on home turf

Karandeep makes a mark on home turf

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Every player wants to be at his best while playing at home and budding city golfer Karandeep Kochhar is no different.

Bhullar on top, Sandhu second

Bhullar on top, Sandhu second

21 Oct 2017 | 2:59 AM

MACAU:Gaganjeet Bhullar, Ajeetesh Sandhu and Shubhankar Sharma figured in the top-5 at the halfway stage of the Macau Open.

Run for martyrs at Sukhna tomorrow

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Border Security Force (BSF) will organise a ‘run for martyrs’ at Sukhna Lake on October 22.

Karsan girls win wrestling titleBriefly: Sports

Karsan girls win wrestling title

21 Oct 2017 | 2:49 AM

Chandigarh: Government Model Senior Secondary School, Karsan, defeated Government Model High School, Dhanas, 14-12 to win the girls’ U-17 inter-school wrestling championship here on Friday.

Bharat Nirman Award for PGI volunteers

21 Oct 2017 | 2:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Volunteers of Neuroscience Research Lab, PGI, and Annals Indian Academy of Neurosciences have won Bharat Nirman Award at a science event organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology and Environment and Vigyan Bharti at the recently concluded third India International Science Festival, Chennai.

Briefly

Mishap victim dies

21 Oct 2017 | 2:49 AM

Zirakpur: A resident of Maya Garden City, Zirakpur, succumbed to his injuries at the PGI here on Thursday.

Quieter Diwali in Chandigarh; noise levels dip this year

Quieter Diwali in Chandigarh; noise levels dip this year

20 Oct 2017 | 9:10 PM

CHANDIGARH: It was a quieter Diwali this year in the Union Territory, courtesy a high court order fixing a three-hour slot for bursting firecrackers in Punjab, Haryana and here.

55 cases registered for violating court orders on bursting crackers

55 cases registered for violating court orders on bursting crackers

20 Oct 2017 | 9:05 PM

CHANDIGARH: The police have registered as many as 55 cases in Chandigarh for violating the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s order on bursting of firecrackers on Diwali night.

Mohali hotelier shoots wife in car after spat

Mohali hotelier shoots wife in car after spat

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI:A 60-year-old man, who owns a hotel, shot dead his 62-year-old wife in a car following a spat near Manav Mangal Smart School, Phase X, here this morning.

Hit by car, girl on bike dies

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:A-14-year-old girl died after the cycle she was riding was hit by a car near the Verka booth in Sector 8 yesterday.

Finally, crackdown on illegal cracker sellers at Kurali

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

MOHALI:Acting tough on illegal cracker sellers, the Mohali police booked nine persons, including son of the municipal council president, and the administration seized crackers worth several lakhs at Kurali today.

Bursting of crackers: 10 cases registered

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ten cases were registered at different police stations of Chandigarh against unknown persons for bursting crackers.

SDMs to keep an eye on violators

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT Administration has formed teams under three SDMs to ensure the compliance of three-hour period set by the Punjab and Haryana High Court for bursting crackers in the city on Diwali.

1,700 cops to keep close vigil

1,700 cops to keep close vigil

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:Around 1,700 police personnel will be deployed in the city to prevent any untoward incident on Diwali.

Two held with countrymade pistol, cartridges

19 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Operation Cell of the Chandigarh police has arrested two persons, including a woman, for carrying a countrymade pistol and two cartridges.

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