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Admn, CITCO lock horns over prime land
Rajmeet Singh
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16
A chunk of “priced” land belonging to the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation (CITCO), housing an iron and steel stockyard in the Industrial Area, Phase I, here, has become a bone of contention between the corporation and the Chandigarh Administration. Both are “eyeing” the three-acre plot located along National Highway-21 for the construction of a three-star hotel.

While the Administration is interested in roping in an international group that is running a chain of hotels, CITCO has staked its “right” to construct a three-star hotel. CITCO is already running three hotels in the city, including its flagship five star Mountview hotel.

Sources in the Administration revealed that the Administration was interested in giving a bigger alternative site to CITCO for the iron and steel yard in Daria village.

The moving out of the yard would de-congest the Industrial Area with a view to sprucing it up. Mr M.P.S. Chawla, president of the Industries Association, said during a meeting of the CITCO’s Board of Governors he had mooted a proposal to shift out the yard to de-congest the area.

It is learnt that an international group running a chain of hotels across the globe has shown interest for constructing the hotel, as the plot is ideally located from the IT Park, the airport and the railway station. After the conversion policy and the decision of the Administration to give a face lift to the Industrial Area, the importance of the vacant land in the industrial belt has increased manifold.

It is believed that bidding from outside will fetch the Administration more money as it has successfully leased out land at a heavy price in the IT Park and in the Film City, Sarangpur. On the other hand, since the land is on lease with CITCO for 99 years, it will first have to pay the conversion charges.

The Managing Director of CITCO, Mr Jasbir Singh Bir, said it was the first proposal of CITCO to construct a hotel at the site. “We have requested the Administration to provide us an alternative land in Daria village for the yard”, he added.

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Cops’ blunder: Relatives given wrong body
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16
A case of grave negligence has surfaced in the city, with the bodies of two burn victims being allegedly swapped by the police due to sheer carelessness.

As a result, a body was cremated by strangers, who thought that they were performing the last rites of their relative.

The confusion arose as the police had two bodies of burn victims with it.

On Sunday night, Kamlesh was allegedly burnt to death at her Colony Number 5 house.

on Sunday afternoon, Ameena, who reportedly immolated herself, was brought to the PGI here in a serious condition.

Both bodies were wheeled into the PGI mortuary in the wee hours yesterday.

Following the failure of the authorities concerned to attach the name tags properly, Kamlesh’s body was handed over to Ameena’s sister Kamla and her husband Pehl Singh.

They took away the body and cremated it yesterday evening. The negligence came to light today, when members of the family of Kamlesh, including her father Nafe Singh, reached the mortuary for identification of the body before the postmortem examination and found the body missing.

At this, the authorities were at their wits’ end and began looking for the body, only to find that it was handed over to Ameena’s relatives. Mr Nafe Singh alleged that his daughter had been maltreated by her in-laws, adding that the police had registered a case.

The police had arrested Harish and Ashish, brothers-in-law of Kamlesh, on the charge of murder. Mr Nafe Singh said at the PGI today that he saw his daughter’s body at the mortuary yesterday and was told that the postmortem examination would be performed today.

To his shock, he was shown another body at the mortuary before the postmortem examination. Realising the grave mistake, the police swung into action and SHOs of the Industrial Area and Sector 34 police stations reached the PGI.

Mr Pehl Singh was also called to the PGI. Mr Pehl Singh asserted that he saw a name tag on the body before taking it into possession.

When asked whether he saw the body, he claimed that it was not recognisable. He offered to cremate Ameena’s body and urged the other party to perform the last rites remaining.

The Chandigarh police entrusted an inquiry to DSP (East) K.I.P. Singh. He conceded that SI Mahabir Parsad, the investigating officer in the Ameena suicide case, got the postmortem examination of Kamlesh done due to negligence.

The SI was suspended. The police wrote to the PGI director to hold an in-house inquiry.

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200 jhuggis razed
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16
The demolition staff of the UT Estate Office removed as many as 200 unauthorised jhuggis at the Madrasi Colony, Sector 26, here today. About 15 acres were freed from illegal occupation.

The land so vacated was handed over to the Engineering Department. The removal of jhuggis would also facilitate the administration to link the road coming from the Sector 26 side to the IT Park road.

The Engineering Department plans to develop a proper landscaping and green belt on the vacated site. The work of landscaping and greening of the area will take about two months.

Under its rehabilitation scheme, the Administration is shifting slum dwellers from various labour colonies to flats built by the Chandigarh Housing Board. It has decided to shift residents of the Madrasi Colony, Sector 26, to Sector 56 on priority. It has already taken up the scheme for the shifting of dwellers of the Kumhar Colony and the Janta Colony in Sector 25 and in the Industrial Area to Sector 52.

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Exhibition: People get to know Army

Chandigarh, January 16
In an endeavour to bring the public closer to the Army and to give them an insight into its technological prowess, a two-day exhibition ‘Know Your Army’ was inaugurated here today.

A display of remote controlled aero-models by NCC cadets, a hot air balloon flight by Lt Col Y.P. Nagar, a show of skills by Army dogs, and sky diving by the special forces marked the inaugural ceremony.

Among the paratroopers, who jumped from a helicopter hovering at 6,000 feet, were Brig T.S. Gill from 2 Corps and Col V. Srihari, Commanding Officer of 1 Para. — TNS

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Punjab students watching clouds for NASA
Chitleen K. Sethi
Tribune News Service

Mohali, January 16
For the past one year, at least hundred students of 10 schools of the state have been working on an assignment to watch clouds. As part of a global project promoted by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), these students note down the shape of the clouds overhead and report to the project centre at Colorado University, USA.

Though these students are the only ones in India to participate in the Cloud Sat programme of GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation for a Better Environment), they are not alone. Students in 109 countries across the world have volunteered for this cloud-watching assignment in assisting weather satellites to study climatic and seasonal changes over the Earth.

Dr Nandini Mcclurg, research scientist at Colorado University, said, “Students have been given a schedule which tells them when NASA’s satellite would be over the region. At that point, students here note the shape and size of the clouds overhead. The data is sent to the university, which is then forwarded to NASA. NASA uses this data to corroborate the information that it receives from the satellite.”

Cloud Sat is a multi-satellite, multi-sensor experiment designed to measure the properties of clouds that are critical for understanding the effects on both weather and climate.

Dr Mcclurg was here today to interact with students of Shastri Model School who are a part of the project. “Our students have been involved with the project for the past one year and a team of over 10 students have been sending the Cloud Sat report daily without fail,” said School Manager Ram Lal Sewak.

The data collected from Punjab is forwarded to Colorado University through the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology. “It is a matter of pride that Punjab is the only state in the country where students are a part of this unique project. We are encouraging students involved in the project to participate in international science learning competitions being planned by GLOBE,” said Dr Neelima Jerath, Joint Director with the council.

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Sale of stamp papers at e-sampark centres
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16
The sale of non-judicial stamp papers through e-sampark centres is gaining a lot of popularity in the city. The sale summary for January 15 shows that as many as 375 stamp papers were sold.

A total of 4,104 people have bought non-judicial stamp papers from the e-sampark centres. According to the daily report of the centre-wise sale of non-judicial stamp papers, the e-sampark centre, Sector 23, sold the highest number of 92 stamp papers.

The total sale summary for January 2007 is 4,104 stamp papers. According to the sale report, the Sector 18 e-sampark centre have sold as many as 1,177 stamp papers in January while Sector 20 centre sold the minimum number of 45 stamp papers.

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Watch Out

M.K. Mahajan Chairman Dr IT Planets Limited, a Chandigarh-based company credited with bringing IT revolution in the city and its periphery, will be in Mumbai on Wednesday in connection with plans to expand the company. The group, involved in providing solutions to an array of companies, plans to set up IT parks in Mohali, Banur and Noida. An ISO 9001:2000 company, the firm was recently in the news with its Executive Director, Ms Deepti Mahajan, bagging the "Swami Vivekanand Research and Technology Park (SVRTP) IT Award of the Year 2006" for software development, research and BPO enterprises.

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In Town

Nandini Mcclurg A research scientist, Colorado University, U.S.A, is in the city to visit schools in Punjab. She is involved with project Cloud Sat: a NASA ESSP Mission Programme. The Cloud Sat mission was designed to observe the seasonal cycles with assistance from students across the globe. Over 109 countries are part of the project. Students volunteer to watch clouds and satellites corroborate the given information. Born in Baroda, Ms Mcclurg has been living in USA since 1974 and is visiting Punjab for the first time. She is accompanied by her daughter Molly.

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Chandigarh Calling

The Jalandhar-based off spinner Harbhajan Singh ‘Bhajji’ is into big league not only in sports but in life style also. The ‘offie’ from the humble background is all set to move to this four-kanal palatial bungalow No -10 in Chandigarh’s posh Sector 9 (see photo). For his company, he would have city’s elite comprising former ministers, senior bureaucrats, judges and business men.

Former Union Minister Harmohan Dhawan and former Punjab Finance Minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh will be his neighbours . Indeed a big leap for the off spinner from Daulatpuri, the Jalandhar’s downtown locality to Chandigarh’s posh locality.

Boon for some

The protest by the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in Panchkula came as a boon for small-time vendors stationed outside the district secretariat. With their items selling like hot cakes, they did brisk business and even ran out of stock as INLD activists scrambled to grab a bite.

While the dhaba at the district secretariat saw a house full with all benches and chairs occupied as the INLD activists feasted, the vendor selling kulcha-channa hiked his rates in view of the boom period and still ran out of stock before the cavalcade actually arrived. The juice vendor, unable to cater to a huge clientele, began selling oranges and made good money.

Power of music

Pt Hari Prasad Chaurasia had the audience at his feet, literally. Recently in Chandigarh on SPIC MACAY’s invitation, he attracted a packed house. And though the organisers were worried about the availability of space in the auditorium of IMTECH in Sector 38, they were eventually surprised to find how people were helping themselves. For once, there was no clambering for space and people actually did not mind sneaking into corners just for the joy of being a part of Pt Chaurasia’s audience. They sat on the floor, on stairs, around the dais and where ever possible so that they could hear their favourite flautist play. By the time the concert began, there was no space in the auditorium, even to walk. On top of that, there was pin-drop silence. “That’s the power of music,” Pt Chaurasia said.

Quite a rush

The rush at the inauguration of the all-new National Gallery of Portraits in the basement of the Central State Library, Sector 17, was unprecedented. Highlight of the day was a massive presence of senior citizens, who have a special association with the gallery. Overwhelmed at its renovation, they came in large numbers to make the event a success. And so it was a huge success, with even UT Administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues getting glued to the exhibits sourced for the library from places like the National Archives of India and the Nehru Memorial Library. Not only was the Administrator touched by the contents of the show, the Home Secretary, Mr Krishna Mohan, was equally impressed. Conspicuous by his absence at the time of the inauguration, he arrived later only to spend over an hour at the gallery. And he came with his family.

Too many scribes

Just like the population boom in the country, number of journalists at business events in the city seem to increase by the day, this inspite of the fact that there has been no addition in the number of publications that are printed from the city. In fact, the photo-journalists now outnumber the number of reporters at any of the business events that take place in the city. As soon as the photo session at these events is over, hardly a handful of persons remain to ask the questions and interact with the organisers. Other than working journalists, retired bank officers, retired public relations officers of various government organisers too are present at these events.

Dog menace

Sector 17, often dubbed as the heart of the City Beautiful, is really going to dogs. The population of the stray dogs continues to increase with the each passing in the prime sector,which is close from the Office of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC).

In fact, one of the shopkeepers had a harrowing time as one of the stray dog bit him the other day.And repeated representations to the civic body had fallen on deaf ears, the shopkeepers alleged.

Will the civic body, whose record of providing basic amenities, had been lacklustre, take care of the City Centre? With the new Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, advocating "pro-people" approach that should not be a tall order for the corporation.

Contributed by G.S. Paul, Gitanjali Gayatri, Aditi Tandon, Ruchika M. Khanna and Pradeep Sharma 

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ISO mark will ensure transparency, says UT police
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16
The UT Inspector General of Police (IGP), S. K. Jain, inaugurated the workshop on ISO 9001: 2000 certification for all police stations, community relations units and all public window services that are available at the police headquarters in Sector 9, here today The workshop was held in the Traffic Police Auditorium in Sector 29.

The police said the certification will help in bringing transparency in the functioning of the police and will also bring a certain standard in the work.

The workshop was attended by 180 police personnel, including the DSPs, SHOs of all the police stations, DSP (CID) (Nodal Officer), and other officers.

The police has engaged the National Productivity Council, an expert organisation functioning under the Ministry of Industry, Government of India, to obtain the certification.

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Science Congress: No dates yet
Aditi Tandon
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16
The much-awaited Chandigarh Science Congress, earlier scheduled to be held on January 24 and 25, has now been postponed. Dates for the event - the first of its kind in the tricity - have been advanced following the non-availability of Union Minister for Science and Technology Mr Kapil Sibal for the inauguration of the conference on the dates planned earlier.

Confirming the postponement to The Tribune today, Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof R.C. Sobti, who is one of the 10 members on the executive of the Indian Science Congress, said PU wanted Mr Sibal to inaugurate the conference, which is being generously supported by the Department of Science and Technology, UT.

“The tentative budget for the conference is Rs 10 lakh and we have received financial help from various collaborators. We are also looking forward to the support of the Ministry of Science and Technology,” the V-C said, adding that Directors of all major research institutes in the region were being actively involved in the planning and execution of the Congress.

He added that different departments of the PU were already working out modalities to ensure the Congress served its purpose. The theme for the Congress is “Science and Technology for the emerging needs of society” and it seeks to address burning issues like global warming, health of the girl child, water resources management, the V-C said. Among other contributors and collaborators for the Science Congress are Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory and NIPER, which are both extending financial support to the conference (reportedly to the tune of Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000, respectively). As for Mr Sibal, the V-C said he was in touch with the minister’s office to finalise the dates for the conference but is yet to hear the final word.

Clarification

In response to the news-item, “Science Congress not well-planned, say scientists”, published in The Tribune on January 11, Panjab University has clarified that the conference agenda is still being discussed and all possible efforts are being made to make the event a success.

Contradicting the news report, which was based entirely on the official brochure of the Congress which PU dispatched to scientists across the region, the PU spokesperson said the brochure was sent with a view to involving as many people as possible, solicit their suggestions and prepare themes and sub-themes of the conference after deliberations.

Some of the themes suggested in the report feature in the Congress agenda, the PU spokesperson said.

He added that any suggestions regarding improvements of the event were welcome.

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Sambar enters school, creates a scare 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16
For the local policemen, it was a wild sambar chase. As the antelope slipped from area under the jurisdiction of one police station to another, the men-in-khaki kept passing the buck.

Eventually, after straying from region under the control of Sector 19 police station to the area under Sector 34 police station, it paced into the jurisdiction of Sector 31 police station. In the end, the frightened animal landed itself in the net of the Forest Department officials and was released into the wilderness.

But before it was taken into custody, the graceful sambar left a scooterist injured and students of Sector 33 Government Model Senior Secondary School completely scared.

The pursuit started around 8.30 am. In the search of food, the animal drifted into Sector 20. As the daunted residents raised the alarm, it scurried towards Sector 30. However, on the road dividing Sector 29 and 30, the animal rammed into a scooterist.

The sources in the local police asserted that the fazed scooterist, fortunately, sustained only minor injuries and went on his way after he was administered first aid.

From there, the sambar marched into the grounds of Sector 33 school forcing the panic-stricken students to lock themselves in classrooms. Acting fast, the school authorities called up the police. But the sambar scaled the high school wall and escaped.

It then reached Sector 46 and tried to regain some strength by savouring vegetation around the houses. As the Forest Department officials armed with tranquiliser guns zeroed in on the animal, it again escaped into Sector 47. However, it was eventually captured and released into the woods around the city.

The sources in the Forest Department said it was the second sambar to drift into the city during the past two days. They added that the depleting forest cover and subsequent shortage of food was making them stray into the city.

Asking the residents not to panic, the Forest Department officials suggested either they or the police should be informed about the animal so that the sambars could be captured and released into safety.

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Bansal should get more funds for city, says Dhawan
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16
Mr Harmohan Dhawan, president, Chandigarh Vikas Manch, today stated that it was the duty of Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister of State for Finance, to help generate additional revenue for the city. “The ministry that he is a part of gets Rs 3,000 crore as planned and unplanned budget, however the city only gets 1000 crore from it,” stated Mr Dhawan while addressing a press conference at his residence today.

Welcoming Mr Bansal’s statement to not bring a no-confidence motion against the current Mayor, who is supported by his party also, he stated that he was also happy that Mr Bansal had acknowledged that it was time that property tax was removed.

“We are glad that the minister has supported the scraping of the parking fee and property tax, which, interestingly, was implemented in the Congress regime of the MC,” he said.

Commenting on the minister’s statements made yesterday, he stated that as far as the status of the city remaining a UT or going to Punjab is concerned it was for the minister to find a consensus with the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana and then get it cleared with the Centre.

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INLD protests against ‘anti-farmer’ policies
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 16
The Indian National Lok Dal(INLD) activists led by Mr Ajay Singh Chautala, secretary-general of the INLD and Rajya Sabha MP, today, took to the streets to protest against the "anti-farmer and anti-people policies" of the Haryana Government.

Raising slogans against the Congress government in the state and the Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the activists decried them for rising prices of essential commodities, for "gobbling up" farm land in the name of projects and for an ineffective law and order system.

Party activists carrying placards and banners and raising slogans, assembled at the Majri Chowk in Sector 1, and went through the city sectors in a cavalcade before arriving at the District Secretariat. Here, Mr Chautala, accompanied by Mr Rampal Majra and Mr Pradeep Chaudhary, handed over a memorandum to the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr Parveen Kumar, against the government policies.

Addressing the party workers, Mr Chautala said the government had failed on all fronts and every segment of society had suffered for bringing in a party that had failed to fulfil any of its promises.

"In the name of the Nano City and Education City, the government is taking away the farmer's only source of bread and butter, not even one megawatt of power has been added in the past two years and the Chief Minister has lost complete control not only on law and order in the state but the bureaucracy as well. The SYL issue, too, remains unresolved despite the Congress party being in power in Punjab and Haryana," he said.

He said a large number of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) being sanctioned by the state government were a part of a bigger scam and farmers of the state would only end up as slaves with no source of livelihood.

Later, addressing a press conference, Mr Chautala added that the Congress would be voted out by the public in Punjab, making way for the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Congress would meet a similar fate in Haryana.

"The election results of Uttar Pradesh would certainly throw up a Third Front at the Centre, changing the whole alliance of the United Progressive Alliance. The Bhajan Lal family, too, is playing a game with one of his son's siding with the government and the other going all out to criticise the wrong doings of the government. I do agree with the concern over SEZ being expressed by Mr Kuldeep Bishnoi, younger son of Mr Bhajan Lal," Mr Chautala stated.

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Admn plans courses, discourses for prisoners
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh January 16
The Chandigarh Administration has planned various new initiatives like scooter and refrigeration mechanic courses, beautician training programme, drug de-addiction counselling and spiritual discourses for the welfare of the jail inmates.

The schemes have been drawn to reduce depression and psychological problems among jail inmates and for opening of vistas for future employment for the jail inmates, official sources said here yesterday.

There is a calendar of activities already in place at the Burail Model Jail, which included adult education for male and females prisoners, higher study through the IGNOU study centre, AIDS awareness, hotel management course, meditation, yoga and art of living courses.

The sources said two psychiatrists from the Government Hospital, Sector 16, and from the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, would work in tandem with the State AIDS Control Society team for coordinating the psychiatric evaluation sessions of the prisoners.

Occupational therapy would also be used. Discourses and “satsangs” would be used to calm the prisoners and generate a sense of well being in them.

Knitting classes would be started soon. A knitting instructor had already been identified. Hand-knitted products would be marketed. They would encouraged to take to gardening, the sources added.

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Man run over by train
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16
A 32-year-old man was crushed to death by a train near Pashupati Temple close to Mansa Devi Complex, this morning, here. He sustained serious head injuries in the mishap and died on the spot, the police said.

The victim has been identified as Joginder Kumar of Mani Majra. He was a tea vendor at the Motor Market in Mani Majra.

Sources in the Government Railway Police said the accident took place at around 7.45 am when the victim was crossing the road. Though, the train was moving at a slow speed, but the victim was no able to clear the track. The police found the telephone number of his brother-in-law from his pocket and informed him.

The police has initiated proceedings under Section 174 of the CPc.

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TBRL celebrates Raising Day
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16
Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory, a premiere laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation, today celebrated its 40 th Raising Day at Sector 30.

Panjab University Vice Chancellor, Prof R C Sobti, was the chief guest. He lauded the role played by the founder Director of the TBRL, Dr Sampooran Singh, for his vision and efforts in raising this laboratory and his successors for their hard work in bringing it national and international recognition.

Dr Satish Kumar, Director, TBRL, highlighted the achievements of the laboratory during 2006. He stressed on the need for close interaction with academic institutions like Panjab University, Punjab Engineering College and other research laboratories to excel in defence science and technology. He emphasised on the need to execute mission-oriented projects in a professional way.

Many scientists of TBRL were honoured on this occasion. Dr B R Gandhe, Director, Armament, DRDO, Lt- Gen. Harinder Singh, former Chief Controllor ( R & D) and Mr M. Balakrishnan, former Director, TBRL, were present.

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Decomposed body found in Sec 39, foul play ruled out

Chandigarh, January 16
The decomposed body of a man, who was in his mid-forties, was recovered from a house in Sector 39 here this morning.

Ruling out foul play behind the death, the police said doors of the house were locked from inside and no visible injury mark was found on the body.

The deceased, Rajesh Kathuria, was a PhD in chemistry and had been working with a Panchkula-based private company. He was unmarried and his parents were dead.

The body was found lying on the bed and the room was filled with foul odour. The head of the deceased was swollen and had turned black.

He might have died about three days ago, said the police.

The landlord, Mr Surinderpal Singh, a senior manager with the Punjab and Sind Bank in Jaipur, said Kathuria had been living with them for the past over 14 years. Kathuria used to teach Surinderpal’s children and some others from the neighbourhood.

As he did not charge fees, Surinderpal had allowed him to stay along with them.

He was like a family member to Surinderpal. The landlord went to his native village near Khanna on January 11 and came back late last night.

They woke up late this morning and did not notice anything amiss. The death came to light this morning when Surinderpal’s servant went to Kathuria’s first-floor accommodation and found the door locked from inside.

When her repeated attempts went unanswered, she informed her employer.

After they did not get any response from inside, they called up the police.

The police broke open the door and found the decomposed body lying on the bed.

The body was shifted to the Sector 16 General Hospital for postmortem examination.

The police said the postmortem report would reveal the cause of death.

The police informed his cousin, living in Jammu, about the death and she would reach the city along with her husband tomorrow. — TNS

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Blankets, sweaters given to needy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 16
The Durga Das Foundation today distributed blankets among slum children studying at its night schools, men and women under its community welfare projects and construction labour working at the Strawberry Fields site in Sector 26 here.

The Vasudhan Kutumb Welfare Society distributed uniform sweaters, donated by Mr Thakur Dutt, among its foster children and organised a ‘yajna’ on the occasion.

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Two killed as car collides with Canter
Our Correspondent

Mohali, January 16
Two persons were killed and two others sustained minor injuries in an accident that occurred near Phase VII in the wee hours here today.

The two seriously injured persons were taken to hospitals where they were declared as brought dead. While one of the deceased, Amarjeet Singh (40), was a resident of Bhadaur village, Jagdev Singh(40), belonged to Saidoke village. Both were closely related to each other.

Mr Charan Singh, ASI, said all four persons were travelling in a Lancer car which collided with a stationary canter parked on the roadside. They were going from Sector 68 towards Balongi after attending a reception when the accident took place.

He said they were followed by relatives in another car who rushed them to the hospital. While Amarjeet Singh was taken to Fortis Hospital here, while Jagdev Singh was taken to GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh.

The police has registered a case in this regard.

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