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1 dead as gurdwara dome collapses
Kharar, February 8
One person was killed and another injured when a building of a gurdwara collapsed in Balongi village, near here, this afternoon. The dead person has been identified as Manjinder Singh Lovely (23) while a migrant labourer, who reportedly sustained fractures in the mishap, was identified as Akbar Ansari hailing from UP.
Rescue operations in progress at the gurdwara in Balongi village near Mohali which collapsed during renovation work Rescue operations in progress at the gurdwara in Balongi village near Mohali which collapsed during renovation work on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari



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GMCH-32 to revise hospital charges
New tests to be introduced
Chandigarh, February 8
The Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, is in the process of revising all hospital charges, introducing new tests and modification of the three-tier test rates. Among the changes proposed by the Review Committee for Hospital Charges, the most significant proposal is of reduction in the existing three-slab system of charges to a two-tier system.

Five killed in road mishap
Chandigarh, February 8
Five persons, including four members of a family, were killed in a head-on collision between two vehicles near the Banur sales tax barrier on the Chandigarh-Patiala highway this evening. While three died on the spot, two died on way to the GMCH, Sector 32.

The car that was involved in an accident with a jeep near the Banur barrier on the Zirakpur-Rajpura highway on Wednesday.

The car that was involved in an accident with a jeep near the Banur barrier on the Zirakpur-Rajpura highway

No headway in triple murder case
Chandigarh, February 8
The police is yet to achieve any breakthrough in the gruesome triple murder that shocked the city yesterday. Preliminary inquiries by the police indicated that someone ‘familiar’ with the family could be behind the crime.

Indian teachers have ability to acquire greater skills: Canadian experts
Chandigarh, February 8
With a thrust on moving forward from teacher-centred classroom to child-centred classroom and resource-based learning, the specialised training programme for the Punjab Government Primary Teacher Association which concluded today discussed the shift from traditional paradigms to the evolving ones.
George J. Georget and Joyce de Mooijor conducting a workshop for primary teachers of Punjab at the Kisan Bhavan in Chandigarh
George J. Georget (right) and Joyce de Mooijor conducting a workshop for primary teachers of Punjab at the Kisan Bhavan in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

IAF changing training policy to reduce manpower employment
Chandigarh, February 8
The Indian Air Force is changing its training policy to cut down manpower employment and to enhance the professional acumen of its technical personnel.


Senior Maintenance Staff Officer, Western Air Command, Air Vice-Marshal R.P. Singh (left) interacts with IAF pilots during his visit to the MiG-27/29 TETTRA School in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pervesh Chauhan

Senior Maintenance Staff Officer, Western Air Command, Air Vice-Marshal R.P. Singh interacts with IAF pilots during his visit to the MiG-27/29 TETTRA School in Chandigarh

Bhatti’s Joke Factory now a sought-after studio
Mohali, February 8
This factory churns out humour! And why not? Owned and run by the inimitable Jaspal Bhatti, his Mohali-based ‘Joke Factory’ is now one of the most sought after studios for many upcoming films and TV shows.


Jaspal Bhatti at his Joke Factory in Mohali.
— Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu



Jaspal Bhatti at his Joke Factory in Mohali

Holiday in schools
Chandigarh, February 8
Schools in Chandigarh will remain closed on Thursday on the occasion of Moharram. On Monday too, the schools will observe a holiday due to Ravidass Jayanti. — TNS


 
COMMUNITY


Members of the Chandigarh UT Subordinate Services Federation, Chandigarh, hold a rally at the UT Government Press, Sector 18, Chandigarh
Members of the Chandigarh UT Subordinate Services Federation, Chandigarh, hold a rally at the UT Government Press, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

UT may waive entertainment tax for 3 years
Chandigarh, February 8
There is good news for cinegoers. On the pattern of Punjab, the Chandigarh Administration is contemplating to waive entertainment tax on multiplexes for a period of three years. Once approved, the price of tickets would come down by 30 per cent.

Society asked to cancel allotment of flats
Mohali, February 8
The Assistant Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Mohali, has asked Pancham Cooperative House Building Society to cancel allotment of 262 flats made last year. Directions to this effect were given in a show-cause notice issued to the managing committee recently.

MC to eliminate defecation in open
Chandigarh, February 8
The Municipal Corporation has decided to provide 50 toilet blocks in 11 colonies to eliminate defecation in the open. In all 500 toilets at an estimated cost of Rs 53.56 lakhs will be provided under the Swaran Jayanti Sahari Rozgar Yojana.

Atray set to go back to parent cadre
Chandigarh, February 8
Mr Vivek Atray, the man who is largely credited with having worked hard to bring Chandigarh on the Information Technology map of the country, is all set to go back to his parent state, Haryana, once his six-year tenure in Chandigarh Administration comes to an end in March this year.

                                                                                                 Vivek Atray
Vivek Atray

Mayor holds meeting
Chandigarh, February 8
Mr Surinder Singh, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, today held an in-house discussion with presidents of different residents welfare association, affiliated with the FOSWAC LED BY Mr P.C. Sanghi, chairman.

 
CRIME

Two boys decamp with purse
Chandigarh, February 8
Two urchins decamped with a woman’s purse containing jewellery and Rs 30,000 in cash by distracting her attention. Giving details of the incident, the police said Dr Gurmit Kaur Sandhu of Sector 34-D lodged a complaint with the police alleging that two unidentified boys distracted her attention by tapping on her car’s window.

Suicide bid by journalist
Chandigarh, February 8
A journalist working with a Panipat-based vernacular newspaper allegedly tried to commit suicide near The Tribune office here this morning. He was protesting against the ‘failure’ of Haryana to take action against persons who assaulted him in Panipat last month.

Car hits cycle, one dead
Chandigarh, February 8
A cyclist was killed while another sustained serious injuries when a car hit the cycle near the Sector 51 and 52 dividing road this morning. The car (CH-03-F-5023) was registered in the name of Manjit Kaur of Sector 41-B.

BUSINESS

Exhibition concludes
Chandigarh, February 8
The Inside Outside Mega Show, an event on interior design, furniture and furnishings, buildings and construction industries, is scheduled to start at Parade Ground, Sector 17, from tomorrow onwards, a press note said here today.

 
EDUCATION

GMSSS-16 to be first ‘smart school’ in city
Chandigarh, February 8
According to a UT proposal made to the Union Government, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, may soon be the first `smart school’ in the city. However, the school has already been made ready to take the next leap forward.

Ancient art forms discussed
Chandigarh, February 8
A lecture on “Exchange of art trends between Mathura and Gandhara Schools” was organised at the Art Gallery auditorium, Sector 10, today. It was organised by the Government Museum and Art Gallery and the Lalit Kala Academy.

Students apprised of “Approaches to Literature”
Chandigarh, February 8
The Post-graduate Department of English, SGGS College, Sector 26, organised a lecture on the “Approaches to Literature” yesterday. The lecture was delivered by Prof Anil Raina, Department of English Panjab University.

Students apprised of facets of personality development
Chandigarh, February 8
The third lecture of the workshop on personality development being conducted in SD College, Sector 32, here was presented by Ms Jaspreet Grewal, senior lecturer in the Department of English.

NCC Nagar project will be timebound
Chandigarh, February 8
The UT Home Secretary, Mr Krishna Mohan, today said the construction of NCC Nagar in Chandigarh would come up in a time-bound manner.

NCC cadets who were honoured for their performance in various activities in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

NCC cadets who were honoured for their performance in various activities in Chandigarh

DAV holds seminar on leveraging IT potential
Chandigarh, February 8
DAV College, Sector 10, here organised a UGC-sponsored seminar on ‘Leveraging the Potential of IT and IT-enabled services and creating knowledge base for accelerating and sustaining the economic growth of the northern region today.

Performance by Pandit Yash Paul
Chandigarh, February 8
Noted maestro of Agra Gharana Pandit Yash Paul captivated the audience at a special classical vocal recital programme held at the Government College for Girls here yesterday.

COURTS

Non-bailable warrants against one
Chandigarh, February 8
The CBI Special Judge today issued non bailable warrant against Ajay Kumar in a case of corruption registered against an Inspector of the Chandigarh Police, Mr JS Cheema. The warrants were issued after the complainant, Ajay Kumar, failed to appear in the case.

 
CULTURE

An extraordinary recital for a cause
Chandigarh, February 8
It is all about lending a hand where it matters. In a unique endeavour to raise funds for children who need heart surgeries and cannot afford them, the Spice Heartline Concert brought together Pakistani band Jal and Indi-pop rock band Aryans for an extraordinary recital of compositions and euphoria.

Members of Pakistani band “JAL” perform at The Tribune-sponsored “Heartline Show” at the Leisure Valley in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Members of Pakistani band “JAL” perform at The Tribune-sponsored “Heartline Show” at the Leisure Valley in Sector 10, Chandigarh

HEALTH

PGI faculty felicitates Dr Talwar
Chandigarh, February 8
The faculty association of the PGIMER today felicitated the Director, PGIMER, Dr KK Talwar, for receiving the Padma Bhushan on Republic Day. Various speakers highlighted the achievements of Dr Talwar and pledged to take the PGI to more glorious heights.

 
SPORTS

AG Haryana trounce HP in hockey
Chandigarh, February 8
AG Haryana registered a brilliant victory over AG Himachal Pradesh 4-0 in a one sided match on the inaugural day of the Indian Audit and Account North Zone Hockey Tournament played at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, here, today.

YPS athletics meet results
Mohali, February 8
Vishvajeet Singh and Anchal Bajwa emerged winners in the above 16 broad jump (boys) and under-15 (800m) girls’ category, respectively, during the annual athletics meet of Yadavindra Public School at its premises here today.

Yesuraj wins 100m, 800m races
Chandigarh, February 8
Yesuraj of St Annes School got the first position in 100 m and 800 m races under-16 on the inaugural day of the Chandigarh State Athletics Championship at Sports Complex, Sector 46, here today.
Sportspersons participate in 100m race at Sports Complex, Sector 46, on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph
Sportspersons participate in 100m race at Sports Complex, Sector 46

Softball championship
Chandigarh, February 8
Punjabi University, Patiala, beat Lucknow University 5-1 in the ongoing All-India Inter-University Softball Championship for Men at Panjab University here today. Gurminder, Bhupinder, Himanshu, Ravi and Malwin contributed for the winners.

Cycle expedition
Chandigarh, February 8
A cycle expedition organised by the Corps of Signals to commemorate their 13th Reunion and 96th anniversary was flagged in by the Chief Signals Officer, Western Command, Maj-Gen A.S. Bakshi, at Chandi Mandir today.

Haryana beat UP team
Panchkula, February 8
Haryana beat UP team in a one-sided affair 3-0 in the semifinals during the 20th All-India Postal Badminton Tournament held at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here today.
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