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First-aid workshop for traffic cops
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, January 6
On the fourth day of the 16th National Road Safety Week, the Chandigarh Police held a first-aid workshop for the officials of Police Control Room and Traffic Police at the Traffic Auditorium in Sector 29, here today.

Dr Gurbis Singh, Dr Mahesh Inder Singh and Dr Roopak Dass from Fortis Heart Institute, Mohali and about 150 police officials of the city police took part in the workshop. The doctors delivered lectures on first-aid and explained how to provide first-aid to road accident victims. They also demonstrated various techniques to cope with emergencies and gave practical demonstrations.

The SP (Traffic), Mr Amitabh Dhillon, talked about the importance of traffic rules and regulations and how to provide quick help to injured persons.

Meanwhile, a separate workshop was organised for cycle rickshaw-pullers in the Children Traffic Park in Sector 23. About 250 rickshaw-pullers from the city attended it. They were given lectures about the traffic rules and road safety. Literature on road safety was also distributed and reflectors were fitted on the rickshaws. The police also distributed blankets to the needy rickshaw-pullers.

The police said that tomorrow there would be two separate workshops ó one for the truck drivers at Transport Area and another for the bus drivers at the CTU workshop in Industrial Area Phase I. 



Cricket tourney from Jan 16
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 6
The Panchkula District Cricket Association will organise the Amartex Cup of Cricket Tournament from January 16. The tournament will be played on league-cum-knockout basis.

Mr Sandeep Mudgil, secretary of the association, said only eight teams would be allowed entries, which would be divided into two groups. Each match will be a 50-overs-a- side affair. Entries would close on January 12.

City boys win: The Chandigarh boys under-19 team emerged winner in the 50th National School Games, held at Thane (Mumbai) from December 27 to 31. The Chandigarh team comprised of Saurav Kapoor, Mandeep Singh, Neeraj Kapoor, Anshoi and Narinder.

Minerva Academy win: In the opening matches of the 3rd Mani Memorial Cricket Tournament being played at the Khalsa College Grounds, Kurali, here today, Minerva Academy humbled Ropar district XI by 220 runs. Ropar District XI lost the toss and were made to field first. Tejwinder Gill of Minerva Academy hit a century of just 32 balls and ended up with 140 runs of 48 balls. Minerva Academy ended up with 240 all out in their allotted 20 overs.

Minerva Academyís opening bowlers dismissed Ropar District XI for just 21 runs Deepak Lohtiya took six wickets for four runs in his four-over spell. Ranjit Bajaj and Karan Kherwal chipped in with 2 wickets each.

In the second match of the day, JJ Sports thrashed MCC XI by 156 runs. Batting first, JJ Sports made 246 runs in their allotted 20 overs, with Harpreet Sunny making a brilliant 64-ball 122. He was supported by Manav Asopa (65). MCC XI was bowled out for 93 runs.

Florence school students excel: Three students of Florence Convent High School, Panchkula, won medals in the 8th Punjab State Wushu Championship at Nakodar, district Jalandhar, recently. In sub-junior wing, Sadhna Singh won silver medal while Aastha Sharma and Bhavishaya Rathi won bronze medal.



MC removes encroachments in Sector 34 market
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, January 6
The anti-encroachment staff of Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation today removed encroachments in the Sector 34 booth market today. This move was taken by the administration after the Chandigarh Tribune highlighted the public place having been usurped by the shopkeepers.

A team of anti- encroachment staff led by the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr O.P. Popli, the in charge of anti-encroachment staff, Mr Ishwar Singh, started the drive at around 3 pm and continued till 6 pm. A team of policemen under the supervision of the SDPO (south), Mr S.S. Randhawa, also assisted the anti-encroachment staff.

The official sources said the shopkeepers had encroached upon the government land and were causing inconvenience to the public. They had served repeated notices to the shopkeepers, but no one paid heed to them. The anti-encroachment staff also carried the drive in the Sector 35 and 37 markets.

On the other hand, the shopkeepers of Sector 34 market closed their shops in protest against the drive. The shopkeepers alleged that the anti-encroachment staff confiscated ten truck loads of furniture from the shops while the MC officials said they had taken only five truck load of furniture.

The president of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, Mr Jagdish Arora, and the general secretary, Mr Jagdish Pal Singh Kalra, and other office-bearers of the Sector 34 market association said they would continue with their strike.

They said they would meet the Mayor in this regard. The representatives further said they had made repeated requests to the authorities to allow them to polish their furniture in the corridors, but no action had been taken in this regard.



Administratorís Advisory Council constituted
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 6
The UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), today constituted a 24-member Administratorís Advisory Council. The council has a term of two years. The council has about five Congress men, one BJP member and Milkha Singh, among others. The council will advise the Chandigarh Administration on development issues and policy matters affecting the UT.

The Administrator will head the body. The members are: Mr Pawan Bansal, Ms Anu Chatrath, Prof B.N. Goswamy, Mr Darshan Singh, Rev Gerald John Matthias, Lieut-Gen Harbhajan Singh, Mr J.S. Kohli, Mr Kuldip Singh, Councillor, Mrs K. Atma Ram, Ms Kamlesh, Prof K.N. Pathak, Mr Krishan Goel, Mr Milkha Singh, Mr M.R. Lakhanpal, Dr (Brig) M.L. Kataria, Mr Nek Chand, Mr P.H. Vaishnav, Mr P.K. Mukherjee, Mr Rashpal Malhotra, Mr R.K. Saboo, Air Marshal R.S. Bedi (retd), Ms Saroj Bala and Mr Yogeshwar Sahni.


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