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Vigilance cracks 3-year-old case
Chandigarh, February 18
The UT Vigilance Department today cracked a three-year-old case of former Excise and Taxation Department Inspector, S.U. Khan, who got a fake graduation degree from Magadh University, Bihar.

Arun Singh, a head typist, who has been arrested by the UT Vigilance Department for providing a fake graduation degree to a former inspector in the Excise and Taxation Department Arun Singh, a head typist (centre), who has been arrested by the UT Vigilance Department for providing a fake graduation degree to a former inspector in the Excise and Taxation Department. — A Tribune photograph

SI Sunita case: Complainant turns hostile
Chandigarh, February18
In a significant development in the corruption case against SI Sunita Bakshi, the main complainant in the case, Zakir Hussain, a Mauli Jagran resident today turned hostile.










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An electric pole which is likely to fall, adjacent to the pole which fell on a motorcyclist in Sector 19 in Chandigarh on Saturday
An electric pole which is likely to fall, adjacent to the pole which fell on a motorcyclist in Sector 19 in Chandigarh on Saturday. The pole fell as a result of rusting. — A Tribune photograph

Human Development Report invites criticism
Chandigarh, February 18
The two-day UNDP-sponsored dissemination workshop on Punjab Human Development Report 2004 organised by Panjab University concluded at ICSSR Complex, PU campus, here, today.

Fertile land turned into wasteland
Parwanoo, February 18
Brushwood lantana has turned the fertile land into a wasteland here on a large scale. The area under Goyala, Chandi, Gadsi, Patta, Badhalag, Dakirana, Banasar, Kabakalan, Neri Kalan, Bohali and Bhojnagar panchayats were among the worst hit.

Forensic experts examine shootout site
Chandigarh, February 18
Experts of the Central Forensics Science Laboratory (CFSL) today picked traces of evidence in the case of a shootout near the light point of Sectors 22 and 23 last night.

COMMUNITY

Need to promote rural transformation by involving youth: minister
Chandigarh, February 18
In view of a greater need to promote rural transformation and enterprise, through the involvement of youth between age groups of 21 to 35 years, Panchayati Raj Minister Mani Shanker Aiyer on his visit to Commonwealth Youth Programme, Asia Centre, today envisaged the setting up of a task force under the leadership of Rashpal Malhotra, Director, CRRID.

Alumnus of St George's College, Mussorie at their annual winter banquet at the Chandigarh Club on Friday Retired Parachute Regiment officers at a get-together
St George's College Alumnus: Alumnus of St George's College, Mussorie at their annual winter banquet at the Chandigarh Club on Friday. Among those who joined the banquet were the college's principal, Brother Dominic, former secretary, Government of India, Mr R. S. Dhat, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lt Gen Daljeet Singh, Maj Gen Himmat Singh Gill (retd) and sports personality Raja Sighu. — A Tribune photograph Retd Army officers meet: Retired Parachute Regiment officers at a get-together at the Defence Service Officers Institute, Chandigarh on Saturday. About 40 old-timers settled in and around the city, along with their spouses attended the meet. Among those who joined the function were Lt Gen R. S. Dyal, Maj Gen H. S. Talwar, Maj Gen P. Vig, Maj Gen Harbhajan Singh, and para-jumping record holder Col Y. K. B. Verma. Col Verma came down from Saharanpur. — Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Devinder Deol sings at the Sector 17 Plaza Carnival, sponsored by the Tribune, in Chandigarh on Saturday Kids wait for their turn at the baby show at Little Hearts School in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Deol delights at Carnival: Devinder Deol sings at the Sector 17 Plaza Carnival, sponsored by the Tribune, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Gurbans Singh sang a few Punjabi songs while Ramneek Kaur, Ishita Walia and Narinder Singh Mahesh danced to foot-tapping numbers. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik Baby show at school: Kids wait for their turn at the baby show at Little Hearts School in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

 
CRIME

One more held in hawker murder case
Chandigarh, February 18
In connection with the blind murder case in which a 65-year-old newspaper hawker, Hari Singh, was strangled to death in his Sector 30-B residence in April 2004, the police today arrested another suspect, Ashok.

BUSINESS

Biz Clips
Allahabad Bank customers’ meet

Chandigarh, February 18
Allahabad Bank yesterday organised meetings with its customers in the small and medium enterprises sector (SME) at Panchkula and Chandigarh. Mr V. K. Chawla, Assistant General Manager, Chandigarh Zone, presided.

Maruti mega show
Chandigarh, February 18

The two-day “Maruti Suzuki Weekend Auto Blast” got off to a flying start at Circus Grounds, here today. Organised by Maruti Suzuki, the largest car manufacturer in India, the mega show features all Maruti cars.


Visitors at the Maruti Suzuki Weekend Auto Blast at Circus Grounds in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Visitors at the Maruti Suzuki Weekend Auto Blast

 
EDUCATION

SVIET students exhibit talent at techfest
Banur, February 18
The techfest, “Xplozion-06”, got off to colourful start at the Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering and Technology (SVIET) here today. Dr M.S. Grewal, Registrar, Punjab Technical University (PTU), inaugurated the festival with the colourful kite flying competition. He remarked that such festivals chiselled the personalities of students and inculcated managerial qualities in them.

World Wetland Day celebrated
Chandigarh, February 18
The Suwanjana Eco Club of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46 D celebrated the World Wetland Day were today Mr S.K. Sharma, president, Environment Society of India, was the chief-guest on the occasion.

From Schools
Farewell seniors! 

Chandigarh, February 18
A farewell party was today organised for the outgoing students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 31. A number of cultural events were presented on the occasion, including songs, dances and games. The students came dressed in formal and danced with the juniors. Also present was the school Principal, Mr S.P. Shergill who wished the students success in their future endeavours.
Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya 3BRD Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 31perform at their farewell parties in Chandigarh on Saturday
(Left) Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya 3BRD, (right) Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 31perform at their farewell parties in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photographs

Youth fest from Feb 28

 
HEALTH

PGI set to introduce spine disc replacement
Chandigarh, February 18
Disc replacement might be the most happening thing in the orthopaedic fraternity and patients, pained by disc problems, too might be heaving a sigh at this technique but it’s fate is a dilemma.

Influx of surgeons 
Chandigarh, February 18
The second day of the 19th annual conference of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSICON 2006) saw a line-up of classy presentations by eminent spine surgeons here today.

US professor introduces new technique
Chandigarh, February 18
Prof Mannoop Bhutani, Director, Centre for Endoscopic Ultrasound, University of Texas, Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA, delivered a lecture on a new technique of endoscopic ultrasound at PGI here today.

 
SPORTS

Army opens sports courts for YPS students
Mohali, February 18
Lt Gen Daljeet Singh, GOC-in-C, Western Command, today opened Army sports facilities available at Chandi Mandir to students of the local Yadavindra Public School.




YPS students with trophies received at the 27th Founder’s day function of the school in Mohali on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
YPS students with trophies received at the 27th Founder’s day function of the school in Mohali on Saturday

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