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ICWA chapter launches website
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 9
The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, Chandigarh- Panchkula chapter, today launched its own website, www.icwaichd.org, during a seminar organised on MCA-21 (a single point of contact for all Ministry of Company Affairs-related services).

The website was launched by Mr T. C. Gupta, General Manager, FCI, Haryana and Punjab Regions.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Gupta said the advancement in the information technology had eased the interface between the government and public.

He said the MCA-21 was the government’s first mission-mode project on e-governance and in the context of globalisation, the regulatory rules should facilitate compliance of rules at the minimum cost.

Mr Sushil Mehta, a prominent company secretary from Delhi, was the keynote speaker.

He defined the services which can be availed under MCA-21 such as registration and incorporation of companies, filing of annual returns, filing of forms for name change, change in directorship, registration and verification of charges and investor grievance removal etc.

Mr Rakesh Bhalla, secretary of the Chapter, and Mr K.S. Tanwar, chairman of the Chapter, also spoke on the occasion. 



Saupin’s staff, students visit PGI
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 9
To mark International Thalassaemic Day and World Red Cross Day, students, teachers and members of the Parents Teachers Association of Saupin’s School, Sector 32-A, visited the thalassaemia ward of the PGI here yesterday.

Volunteers of the school under the aegis of the Saupin’s Community Service Organisation had earlier arranged a card sale and collected money.

The money collected was utilised to distribute refreshments and medicine at the thalassaemia ward.

Meanwhile, the pre-primary students of the school celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday.

A cultural programme was organised on the school premises where the mothers of the students were invited. Games, songs, dances and a feast were put together to show gratitude to mothers on a “job well done”



DEO visits govt school
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 9
DEO, UT Administration, Kamla Bains was given a warm welcome by teachers and staff of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 47 D, on her visit to the school today.

Ms Bains, who had remained Principal of the school, recalled her association with the school and assured of all assistance to the school.

PTA president R.S. Saini welcomed the chief guest and urged her to fill the vacant posts of teacher in the school.

Ashok Kumar, a teacher, expressed his gratitude towards the DEO on behalf of the staff members.

A cultural programme was also organised by the students. The programme was compered by Tanjinder Kaur.



CET roll numbers despatched
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 9
According to a press statement issued by the Controller of Examinations, Panjab University, Chandigarh, roll numbers of students appearing for the Common Entrance Test (CET)-2006, to be conducted on May 20, have been despatched by the registered post.

Roll numbers and date sheet is also available on the university website www.puchd.ac.in.

The candidates will be allowed to enter into the examination centre only if they have the original admit card with them according to the Controller of Examinations. 



Teachers seek postings at home towns
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 9
The Government Teachers Union, Punjab, today staged a protest outside the office of Mr Sadhu Singh Randhawa, DPI, Secondary School, Punjab, in Sector 17 here today.

The teachers were demanding that the JBT teachers, who had been recently promoted as BEd teachers, should be posted at their home stations. Mr Succha Singh Khatra, general secretary of the union, stated that the teachers were facing a lot of problem as they had been posted out of their resident station despite vacancies in their respective stations.

The union has demanded that the women teachers should be given preference in postings while the men staff should be posted to a station of there choice according to their seniority. 



Bheora gets bail in Burail jailbreak case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 9
The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.S. Baswana, today allowed the bail application of Paramjit Singh Bheora in the Burail Jailbreak Case.
Bheora is one of the accused in the Beant Singh assassination case along with Jagtar Singh Hawara and Jagtar Singh Tara.

The Counsel for Bheora stated that since the charges under which the jailbreak case was being heard were bailable, the bail should be allowed.

It may be mentioned that a former ASJ, Mr Balbir Singh, had dropped the charges of sedition against Jagtar Singh Hawara, Paramjit Singh Bheora, Jagtar Singh Tara and a number of other persons.

Now the jailbreak case is being heard under Sections 217, 222, 224, and 120B of the IPC. Despite the bail, Bheora will remain in jail in connection with the assassination trial.



No power cuts in District Courts
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 9
The Civil Judge (Junior Division), Mr Atul Marya, today restrained the Chandigarh Administration from imposing any power cuts in the District Courts during working hours till any alternative arrangement was made for regular and uninterrupted power supply to the courts.

The order were passed on the basis of a an application moved by the District Bar Association seeking that the Administration be restrained from imposing any power cuts during court hours. Mr N.K. Nanda, president of the association, pleaded the case on behalf of the association.

The association said the administration had been imposing power cuts from 11.30 am to 1 pm since April 23. These being the peak hours of courts’ functioning, the work was adversely affected.

Quoting a pronouncement of Mr Justice Chelapatty and the subsequent instructions to the Electricity Department, the counsel said the summer season had made the matters worse. Power failures also disrupted the supply of drinking water.

In its reply, the Electricity Department said rational power cuts had been imposed in the entire city, excluding certain important institutions like the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the PGI and the GMCH. As the city had no power generation of its own, it was dependent on the BBMB and other Central agencies for power.

In the past six months, the Government of India had withdrawn 22.5 MW of power that was being received from the eastern grid. Apart from this, a quota of 55-88 MW had been withdrawn from the Central power generating agency. As a result, the availability of power in the city had decreased. The availability of the power ranged between 80-140 MW against the peak demand of 186 MW or more, he added.



Yuvraj, VRV join budding stars
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 9
It was a pleasant surprise for the upcoming players of DAV School Cricket Academy, Sector 8, here, when they found their alma mater Yuvraj Singh, among them today.
Yuvraj was in the town to meet his acquaintances before going to West Indies on Thursday to play Test and One-Day series, starting from May18.

Stressing hard work and fitness, Yuvraj encouraged the young players by providing them tips about the game. He also told them to focus on the game.

Elated over the world record of winning three Man of the Series awards, his coach Sukhwinder Bawa congratulated him and wished him best for the coming series.

This was a proud moment for Bawa as his another trainee VRV Singh, who has made his entry in the Indian squad during the recently held Indo-England series, also joined Yuvraj at the academy.

Talking to this correspondent, Bawa said, “This is the happiest moment for me as my disciples are making me as well as the nation proud. I exhorted Yuvi to work hard to create more records. “Play without any stress” is my advice to VRV”.

Both players obliged the upcoming players with autographs and photographs.



17 selected for ITCF coaching camp
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, May 9
Seventeen probables have been shortlisted for a coaching camp where players will be selected for Indian Twenty-20 Cricket Federation (ITCF) team. The team will participate in the coming National Super Zone Twenty-20 Cricket Championship to be held in Panchkula from May 23 to 28.

The trials were held at the Chaudhary Devi Lal Sports Stadium in Sector 3 here today. The camp will be on from May 11 to 21.

Those selected are: Vipul Chadha, Vishal Sahney, Rahul Arora, Harish Garg, Umesh Kaira, Rubal Kapil, Jatinder Billa, Vikas Chauhan, Tejwinder Singh Gill, Manav Asopa, Parveen Sharma, Mandeep P Singla, Amit, Amrinder Singh, Rajeev Nayar, Michael Vishal and Rocky Ratta.

Meanwhile, Gopal Munjal was unanimously elected president of the Panchkula Twenty-20 Cricket Association (PTCA) after I.D. Kamboj had resigned on his election as president of the Chandigarh (UT) Twenty-20 Cricket Association.

The other office-bearers of the PTCA are: senior vice-president — Mr N.K. Bhambri; vice-presidents — Mr T.K. Ruby and Mr Rajesh Walia; secretary — Mr R.P. Chopra; treasurer — Mr Rajesh Malhotra; joint seretaries — Mr Navdeep Goyal and Mr Madhu Sudan.

Executive members are Mr Sushil Kapoor, Dr Rohit Saini, Mr Satpal Singla and Mr Atul Singla. 



CRPF cagers vie for honours
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 9
The hosts North-West Sector Chandigarh team routed Manipur team 81-30 in the inaugural basketball tie of the first Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Inter-Sector Basketball Meet being held at Sector 7 sports complex here.

The main scorers for winners were Bhim Kumar , Raghuvinder, Kartar Singh and Suresh Kumar who contributed 14 points each while L. Prem 14 and N.Sira 6 were the main contributors for losers.

The North-Sector Delhi team thrashed Central-Sector Lucknow team 66-25 with Sanjay Singh 27, Ashfaq Ahmad 15 and Mohinder 8 being the main Delhi team scorers.

Dharampar and Anil scored 9 and 8 points, respectively, for the Lucknow side.

Bihar Sector beat MN Sector Imphal team 53-17. Mohinder 23 and Tarun 16 scored mainly for Bihar team while H. Prem scored 10 points.

Shillong team defeated Special Sector Delhi Team 57-37. Baljinder 13, Suresh 10 and Balwan 8 scored chiefly for the winners while Abdul 16, Ram Chander 9 were the main contributors for the losers.



Varun, Priyangi TT champs 

Chandigarh, May 9
Varun Bhandari of St. Stephens School and Priyangi of Carmel Convent School, Nahan, clinched singles titles of the ICSE Inter-School Table Tennis Tournament 2006 which was held at Tender Heart School, Sector 33, here recently. Carmel Convent, Nahan, won the team championship trophy.

Team championship: Carmel Convent, Nahan, beat St. Kabir 3-0; St Stephens beat Tender Heart 3-2; in the final Carmel Convent, Nahan, beat St. Stephens 3-0.

Girls singles: semi finals: Priyangi of Carmel Convent, Nahan, beat Ishi of ST. Xavier’s, Panchkula, 3-0; Shubhangi of Carmel Convent, Nahan, beat Anchal of St. Xavier’s, Panchkula, 3-0; in the final Priyangi beat Shubhangi 3-1.

Junior boys singles: semi finals: Ashutosh of Carmel Convent beat Aman Gupta of Tender Heart 3-0; Abhyday of Carmel Convent beat Abhijit of Tender Heart 3-2; Ashutosh beat Abhyday 3-2 in the final to lift the title. Senior boys singles: semi final: Varun Bhandari of St. Stephens beat Shikhil of St Kabir 3-0; Himanshu of Carmel Convent beat Anmol of Tender Heart 3-0; Varun Bhandari beat Himanshu 3-2 in the final. TNS



Nod to twin-level parking basements
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 9
Keeping in view the growing demand for parking space in the city, the Administration has allowed provision of twin-level basements in certain categories of buildings, an official press note said here today.

The note said the provision of one basement would be mandatory, twin-level basements would be provided if parking requirement generated by covered area of these buildings was not met through one basement.

This facility has been allowed in cinemas converted into multiplexes, industrial sites of minimum one acre plot, which are converted into commercial usage after payment of conversion charges, shopping malls, hotel sites on independent plots, commercial, offices and institutional sites (except educational and residential) comprising independent plots of one acre and above area, sites in Chandigarh Technology Park and special sites such as the proposed 11-storeyed tower in Sector 17.

The twin-level basement would be provided within prescribed coverage norms and its area would not be counted towards the FAR. At least 75 per cent area of these basements would be used exclusively for the purpose of parking whereas the rest could be used for other purposes as prescribed in the Building Rules.

The twin-level basements would be constructed as per the provisions of Building Rules regarding light and ventilation, fire safety, structural safety and prevention against surface drainage. It had been pointed out that 100 per cent power back up would be essentially provided in such basements.

Keeping in view the height requirements for two basements and specialised services required for such buildings, a special relaxation in height had been given and maximum height of 27 feet had been allowed.



156 vehicles challaned

Chandigarh, May 9
As part of it’s ongoing special drive aimed at the safety and security of schoolchildren, the Chandigarh Traffic Police today issued challans for various violations outside schools here.

A spokesman for the police said it challaned 156 offenders, 59 were challaned for riding two wheelers without wearing safety helmets, 31 for underage driving, seven auto-rickshaws were challaned for overloading. Besides, 59 miscellaneous challans were issued to various other violators. OC


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