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Sensational theft in Panchkula
Thieves decamp with jewellery, cash as NRI family celebrates wedding
Panchkula, January 16
Gold and diamond jewellery worth lakhs, over Rs 2.80 lakh in cash, hundreds of Canadian dollars and British pounds were reportedly stolen from a house in Sector 12-A here late last night, while the wedding ceremonies were on.

Policemen inspect the ransacked room at Mr D.L. Jindal’s house in Panchkula

Policemen inspect the ransacked room at Mr D.L. Jindal’s (extreme left) house in Panchkula on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph

Overcome by poverty, man beats sons
to death

Chandigarh, January 16
Unable to make both ends meet and fed up by his wife’s constant nagging, a 30-year-old inebriated rickshaw puller allegedly bludgeoned to death his two infant sons in Kishangarh village last night.
Kamleshwar Paswan

Kamleshwar Paswan


The setting sun casts one of the many hues from its palette over the evening sky in Chandigarh
COLOUR ME ORANGE: The setting sun casts one of the many hues from its palette over the evening sky in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

CBSE tightens noose around erring students
Chandigarh, January 16
Copying and using abusive language against the staff on examination duty will now cost a candidate more than mere cancellation of his examination. Coming down heavily on the candidates who create indiscipline during the board examination, the Central Board of Secondary Education will impose severe penalty against such offenders.

India ranks 105th on Education for All Index
Chandigarh, January 16
In the world where knowledge is doubling every three years, India will have to invest heavily in human capital to make its presence felt in the emerging "knowledge society". Though recognized as a major player in global economy, India occupies a sorry 105th position among 125 countries rated on the Education for All Index by Unesco.

Dr A.W. Khan
Dr A.W. Khan

Aviation-related contests chalked out for students
Chandigarh, January 16
The Chandigarh branch of the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) will focus its activities at students and pay particular attention to government schools during the year.


Members of the Servants of the People’s Society light candles to pay tributes to the tsunami victims, at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh
Members of the Servants of the People’s Society light candles to pay tributes to the tsunami victims, at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

High drama at Kinger’s residence
Panchkula, January 16
High drama was witnessed at the house of the District general secretary of the Congress, Mr Hemant Kinger, and at the Sector 6 Police Post today evening, when relatives of Mr Kinger’s wife, insisted that the police arrest him.

Dosanjhs go down the memory lane in ‘mera pind’
It’s a cold January morning. Not the best time for homecoming. But when the homecoming is of someone who has made a mark for himself in foreign land, it has a tempting curiosity-value to it.

A unique coincidence
A unique coincidence: Mr S.N. Aggarwal (60) (centre), his son Deepak Aggarwal (30) and grandson Aditya (1) who share their birthday on January 15. Incidentally, Mr S.N. Aggarwal and Deepak also share their wedding anniversary on November 22. Mr S.N. Aggarwal says that he decided to marry his son on his wedding anniversary, and would also like grandson to marry on the same date. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Time for Lahorian community to celebrate Magh
As the month of Magh sets in today, it is time for thousands of members of the Lahorian biradari to rejoice and hold traditional ceremonies at a temple near the Mitha Bazaar, Jalandhar, here.

5 Shiromani awardees honoured
Mohali, January 16
The Sahit Sabha, Mohali, today honoured five writers, who had been awarded the Shiromani Awards by the Punjab Government for their contribution to Punjabi literature.

Office-bearers of market committees nominated
Dera Bassi, January 16
The Punjab Government has nominated the Chairmen and other office- bearers of various market committees. Mr Sukhdev Sharma, Ms Geetanjali Gujjar and Mr Shiam Singh Advocate have been nominated the Chairmen of Banur, Dera Bassi and Lalru Market Committees, respectively.


Member of illegal Internet exchange gang arrested
Mohali, January 16
The Ropar police has arrested one of the members of the gang that was running an illegal Internet exchange racket in Mohali. The CIA staff, Ropar, has arrested Ravinder Chawla from Phase X, Mohali, who had allegedly been running the exchange along with four other persons for the past one year.

3 held in robbery bid case
Panchkula, January 16
The police has arrested three persons involved in the robbery attempt at a flourmill in Naggal village on January 14. The accused — Noora, Bhoora and Mirdeen — were arrested by the police yesterday, and the jeep which they had used in the robbery was also recovered.


Council for science and technology advancement

Chandigarh, January 16
Eminent scientists and intellectuals from the region today witnessed the inauguration of a unique council formed to promote scientific and technological development of the region.
From (left): The Haryana Governor, Dr A.R. Kidwai, Unesco D-G, Dr A.W. Khan, NISTADS Deputy Director, Dr M.U. Khan, and Vice-Chairman, Governing Body, CRRID, at the function organised to announce the establishment of the Regional Council for Science and Technology Development on the CRRID campus, Sector 18, on Sunday.

From (left): The Haryana Governor, Dr A.R. Kidwai, Unesco D-G, Dr A.W. Khan, NISTADS Deputy Director, Dr M.U. Khan, and Vice-Chairman, Governing Body, CRRID, at the function

Vajra horse-riding school a hot favourite with kids
Wearing helmets, mounting on horses, fitting shoes in saddles and taking reins in their hands, nearly 60 children who are members of the Vajra Horse Riding School cannot help realising the privilege of being a fauji's kid. Horse-riding, an adventure sport that has been started for the wards of the Vajra Corps, is drawing a good response. The sport is organised inside the Water Sports Complex at the Mall in Jalandhar.

Anand School wins inter-school dance competition
Panchkula, January 16
The inter-school dance competition organised by Darsahan Academy, Kalka, yesterday brought out the hidden talent among children. As many as six schools of the town participated in this competition.


No immunisation plan for hepatitis B
Chandigarh, January 16
India has more than 4.5 crore people suffering from hepatitis B virus. Yet the disease is not covered under any of the immunisation schemes in the country. The result: the patients have to spend around Rs 1,000 each month to afford the drugs, the success rate of which is not more than 30 per cent at present.

Docs discuss blood clotting disorders
Chandigarh, January 16
The two-day workshop and continuing medical education programme on the “Emergency medicine” concluded at the PGI here today. The CME was organised by the department of internal medicine, in which nearly 250 delegates from the PGI and other places deliberated on the importance of various techniques in emergency situations for critically ill patients.

Tough time for patients, attendants outside PGI                                        
As night descends on the PGI, patients and attendants scramble for a space to sleep. Efforts yield little result, as there is no choice but to sleep uneasy. Just after 9 pm, one gets to see the rows and rows of people, sleeping in the open on the premises.

Short of space, patients and their attendants sleep out in the open at the PGI, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

8 new leprosy cases detected
Chandigarh, January 16
Eight new cases of leprosy have been detected in the skin-cum-leprosy detection camp organised by the District Leprosy Society, Chandigarh, at Ram Darbar, here today. The new detected cases have been given free Multi-drug therapy.

Short of space, patients and their attendants sleep out in the open at the PGI, Chandigarh

Yuvasatta derides tobacco company awards
Chandigarh, January 16
About 500 labourers turned up for the drug deaddiction and HIV/AIDS awareness camp organised by Yuvasatta at Labour Chowk, Colony No. 5, today. Made possible with the help from the State AIDS Control Society, the camp helped in dissemination of information regarding the ill effects of drugs.

Health awareness camp held
Chandigarh, January 16
A free medical check-up and the adolescent health awareness camp was organised jointly by the Servants of the People Society and the Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, at Government High School, Ram Darbar, on Saturday.


Crushing defeat for Satluj Coaching Centre
Panchkula, January 16
A well-compiled unbeaten 58 by Sumit Kamboj enabled the Chandigarh Cricket Association to crush the Satluj Coaching Centre by a huge margin of 130 runs in the Panchkula District Cricket Association league-cum-knockout tournament in Barwala (Panchkula).

Press Club XI win thriller
Chandigarh, January 16
The Chandigarh Press Club team defeated the Punjab Police XI by eight runs in a closely contested match at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium today. Batting first, the Press Club team scored 151 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the allotted 25 overs.

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