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No regrets for killing parents: Pawandeep
Chandigarh, February 16
Pawandeep Singh, the main suspect in the triple murder case, today confessed to have committed the heinous crime through two contract killers. Justifying his action by saying his parents deserved to die and with no regrets whatsoever visible on his face, the elder son of the retire group captain, T.P. Singh, and Shibani, however, “disapproved” of the brutal manned in which his mother and aunt were killed by the men he put on the job.

Pawandeep Singh, who is charged with killing his parents and an aunt, being produced in the District Court in Chandigarh on Thursday. Pawandeep Singh, who is charged with killing his parents and an aunt, being produced in the District Court in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan




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Officials of the Punjab Health Department seal part of a nursing home in Mohali on Thursday. Foeticide: nursing home sealed
Mohali, February 16
Officials of the Health Department today sealed a portion of the Singla Maternity and General Hospital in Phase I here today for allegedly carrying out activities in violation of the MTP Act.

 

Officials of the Punjab Health Department seal part of a nursing home in Mohali on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph

City-based orthopaedics surgeon, Dr Ravi Gupta, who has been invited by Abdul Razzaq for one-day cricket match at Lahore. Razzaq became his family friend when he treated him at the Government Medical College in 1997. He inaugurated a showroom at Lahore with Razzaq and Shahid Afridi during his three-day visit.
City-based orthopaedics surgeon, Dr Ravi Gupta, who has been invited by Abdul Razzaq for one-day cricket match at Lahore. Razzaq became his family friend when he treated him at the Government Medical College in 1997. He inaugurated a showroom at Lahore with Razzaq and Shahid Afridi during his three-day visit.

Mr Anand Singh, a Congress leader, was elected chairman of Market Committee in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday. He won the election with the support of BJP members.
Mr Anand Singh, a Congress leader, was elected chairman of Market Committee in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday. He won the election with the support of BJP members. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Values on the slide
Chandigarh, February 16
A husband's murder being orchestrated by a wife, a triple murder by a son and a feud over land in a village that leaves two dead---three incidents might not be enough to constitute a trend but they are sure indicators of degenerating societal values.

Powers of Protector of Emigrants withdrawn
Chandigarh, February 16
In future, those recruiting drivers for deployment in Gulf countries will have to seek the clearance of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. The powers of the Protector of Emigrants (POE) to give such a clearance have been withdrawn by the ministry.

Plan for forest ring
New Delhi, February 16
To increase the forest cover and discourage encroachments along the periphery of Chandigarh, the UT Administration is in the process of acquiring land for creating a green belt in the form of a “ring forest” around the city.

COMMUNITY

ITBP radio men getting raw deal
Chandigarh, February 16
Almost a decade after the rank structure of the central police organisations was rationalised after the implementation of the Fifth Pay Commission recommendations, hundreds of radio operators serving with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) continue getting a raw deal.

Programme on AIDS awareness
Mohali, February 16
The Jan Shikshan Sansthan organised a programme on population and development education focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention education at its campus today. More than 50 students of various vocational courses took part.

 

A house in Sector 47-C, Chandigarh, after its portion was demolished  on Thursday. Illegal structures demolished in Sec 47
Chandigarh, February 16
The anti-encroachment staff of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) demolished five rooms and a long boundary wall constructed on government land in Sector 47-C here today.


A house in Sector 47-C, Chandigarh, after its portion was demolished on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Piles of junk lying around the plot no. 111 in the Industrial Area, Phase I, causing problems to industrial units and the road users. Junk blocks road work
Chandigarh, February 16
There are mounds of junk on and around the plot no. 111 in the Industrial Area, Phase 1. The junk is dumped on the road berms and around the plot, which has affected the mobility and recarpeting work on the road.

Piles of junk lying around the plot no. 111 in the Industrial Area, Phase I, causing problems to industrial units and the road users. — Photo by Manoj Mahajan

 
CRIME

Theft by paying guests
Chandigarh, February 16
Two women and a man lodged in a paying guest accommodation in a house in Sector 37-D allegedly decamped with household things.

BUSINESS

Uppal Group CEO Rumneek Bawa and Director Naveen Bahri announce the construction of luxury apartments in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Luxury flats to come up in Mani Majra
Chandigarh, February 16
The Uppal Group, who had earlier created ripples in the real estate market in the city after taking a 5.4 acre chunk of land in Mani Majra for over Rs 108 crore, has announced the launch of its high-end luxury apartments — Uppals Marble Arch — which would cost between Rs 1.14 crore to Rs 1.31 crore.

Uppal Group CEO Rumneek Bawa and Director Naveen Bahri announce the construction of luxury apartments in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Feasible areas
Mohali, February 16
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has informed the general public that certain areas falling under the Phase XI telephone exchange have become feasible.

Traders resent Sector 17 trade fair
Chandigarh, February 16
Chandikrit-2006, the three-day trade fair being organised at Plaza, Sector 17 has come under criticism from traders based in Sector 17.

 
EDUCATION

Question paper printed again after leak
Chandigarh, February 16
After the reported leak of the Class VIII Hindi paper of the examination conducted by the UT Education Department, harried students today attempted the question paper that had questions entirely different from those which were leaked.

Farewell to seniors
Chandigarh, February 16
The outgoing class X students of Ishwariya Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21 were yesterday given a farewell by the their juniors of class IX.

SGGS College win quiz
Chandigarh, February 16
An inter-college quiz on Biology was organised at Government College, Sector 11. Vinapati Yumna and Shivali Sharma of SGGS College stood first while Shivani Rana and Kalpana Bhandari from MCM DAV College remained second and Shveta and Jyoti from Government College, Panchkula, were declared the third.

COURTS

One convicted in kidnap, rape case
Chandigarh, February 16
The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr B.K. Mehta, has sentenced Jeevan, a resident of Mauli Jagran, to seven years of imprisonment for kidnapping and raping a girl of Mauli Jagran. The victim had been taken to Uttar Pradesh on the pretext of getting a job for her in October 2004. The police had registered a case on the complaint of the father of the girl.

3-yr RI for PGI storekeeper
Chandigarh, February 16
The Additional District and Sessions Judge of the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court, Mr Jagdeep Jain, convicted the storekeeper of the PGI and sentenced him to three years’ rigourous imprisonment, along with a fine of Rs 9,000.

Arguments end in Bikramjit case
Chandigarh, February 16
Arguments in the corruption case against former Punjab Home Secretary Bikramjit Singh concluded in the court of the CBI special judge here today.

 
HEALTH

US college honour for Dr Pratik Soni
Dr Pratik Soni Chandigarh, February 16
The American College of Cardiology, USA has honoured Dr Pratik Soni, the chief interventional cardiologist of Patiala Heart Institute by confering on him its highest award of "Fellowship of American College of Cardiology", in recognition of his contribution to the field of cardiology in general and interventional cardiology in particular.

Seminar on 'Materia Medica'
Chandigarh, February 16
Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Sector 26, is organising a seminar on 'Materia Medica' tomorrow at the college premises.

 
SPORTS


Members of the Pakistan hockey team check in at Hotel Mountview, Sector 10,
Members of the Pakistan hockey team check in at Hotel Mountview, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday. The team will take on India in the first match of Indo-Pak hockey series starting Friday at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 42 here.
— A Tribune photograph

Lovedeep, Dilraj best athletes
Chandigarh, February 16
Lovedeep Singh of BA-II and Dilraj Kaur of BA-III were declared best athletes in the boys and girls category respectively at the 24 th annual athletics meet of Government College, Sector 46 here today.

Lakhvir best athlete of GCG-42
Chandigarh, February 16
Lakhvir Kaur of BA-II went home with the 'best athlete' tag and stood first in the 100m, 200m and 400m race events during the annual athletics meet of Government College for Girls, Sector 42 here today.


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