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SHO held for ‘molesting’ SI

Chandigarh, January 22
In a dramatic turn of events, Inspector Jagir Singh, SHO of the Sector 34 police station, was arrested this evening on the charges of molestation and criminal intimidation on a complaint filed by Sub-Inspector Paramjit Kaur Sekhon.
Jagir Singh

Jagir Singh

Youth murders mother’s paramour
Chandigarh, January 22
Fed up with humiliation he had to face due to the illicit relations of his mother, a 19-year-old youth today brutally killed her paramour at their rented accommodation in Phase II, Ram Darbar, this morning.
Sunil Kumar in police custody in Chandigarh on Monday morning Sunil Kumar in police custody in Chandigarh on Monday morning.
— A Tribune photograph







EARLIER STORIES

Taj firefighting system satisfactory: MC
Chandigarh, January 22
Officials of the Municipal Corporation today gave a clean chit to The Taj with regard to the fire that occurred yesterday in its banquet hall. The officials stated that they were satisfied with the functioning of the firefighting system of the hotel.

COMMUNITY


colours of basant

A bhangra team performs at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, on the eve of Basant Panchami
A bhangra team performs at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, on the eve of Basant Panchami on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Bus driver assaulted, traffic held up
Panchkula, January 22
Traffic was held up for nearly one hour at the Labour Chowk in Sector 16 here today after a bus driver, Ashok Kumar, was assaulted and beaten up by a car driver for allegedly causing an accident which dented the latter's car. Nobody was hurt in the accident.

Police to take legal opinion on Gaurav
Chandigarh, January 22
It was a canard and not an assault as alleged by Gaurav, son of J. C. Sharma, a local lawyer. The initial investigations indicate that he had inflicted injuries on himself before a few witnesses in a barber shop in hostel number 6 of Panjab University.

Bird deaths not due to avian flu, say wildlife experts
Chandigarh, January 22
Trapping and sampling of migratory birds from the regulator end of Sukhna Lake continued today, with the UT Forest and Animal Husbandry Department keen to ascertain the cause of death of nine birds over the past week.

Central Bank staff strike against management
Chandigarh, January 22
A massive rally and demonstration by the employees of Central Bank of India was held at Bank Square, Sector 17, this morning. The employees were participating in a nation-wide strike called by the United Forum of Central Bank Unions, in protest against the alleged autocratic attitude of the management.

Members of the United Forum of Central Bank Unions protest against the Central Bank of India management at Chandigarh on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph
Members of the United Forum of Central Bank Unions protest against the Central Bank of India management at Chandigarh

Seminar on Hindi language
Chandigarh, January 22
A regional-level seminar on Hindi language and the role of computer in use of Hindi was organised at the regional office of Vijaya Bank, Sector 9, here today. Mr Naresh Kaushal was the chief guest on the occasion, while Mr B.S. Rai, Regional Manager, Vijaya Bank, presided over the function.

Nursing probationers commissioned as lieutenants
Chandigarh, January 22
As many as 14 probationer nurses from the 38th Batch of the School of Nursing were commissioned as lieutenants in the Military Nursing Services at an impressive ceremony organised at Command Hospital, Chandimandir today.

Newly commissioned Military Nursing Service officers during the cake-cutting ceremony after being “pipped” as lieutenants in Chandimandir on Monday.

Newly commissioned Military Nursing Service officers during the cake-cutting ceremony after being “pipped” as lieutenants in Chandimandir

Fauji Beat
Can air power alone win wars?
While delivering his inaugural address at a recent seminar on “Air Power in Himalayas” in Chandigarh, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi, said any future war in J&K would be won only by the aerospace power. This statement can only be accepted with a pinch of salt.

‘Supnia da Safar’ released
Chandigarh, January 22
Authored by Gian Singh, a Sub-Editor in Punjabi Tribune, a book, Supnia da Safar, was released by Dr Amarjit Singh Kang at a function held at Mohali.


Gian Singh, Sub-Editor in Punjabi Tribune, whose book, Supnia da Safar, was released by Dr Amarjit Singh Kang at a function in Mohali on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Gian Singh, Sub-Editor in Punjabi Tribune, whose book, Supnia da Safar, was released by Dr Amarjit Singh Kang at a function in Mohali

Sand particles in water
Mohali, January 22
A resident of Sector 66 has complained that the water which is being supplied in the area contains sand particles. Mr Varinder Pal Singh said cooking food had become a problem because of this.

 
EDUCATION


With a few days to go for Republic Day, a boy is selling Tricolour to a motorist at the Sector 17 lightpoint in Chandigarh
With a few days to go for Republic Day, a boy is selling Tricolour to a motorist at the Sector 17 lightpoint in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Teacher given Indira Gandhi NSS National Award
Mohali, January 22
Dr Sarabjeet Kaur Sohal, Programme Officer, NSS, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Phase -III B 1, has been awarded the prestigious Indira Gandhi NSS National Award, 2005- 2006, by the Vice-President of India, Mr Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, at the 12th National Youth Festival held at Shivchhatrapati sports complex, Balewadi, Pune.

PU institutes 2 national science awards
Chandigarh, January 22
Panjab University has instituted two national awards-the Vigyan Rattan and Udyog Rattan -under the aegis of the Industry-Institute Partnership Cell of the University. The awards will be given to recognised scholars in science and technology in order to promote public, private and national-level partnership of these scholars.

Trainee teachers celebrate ‘Basant Saturnalia’
Chandigarh, January 22
Nursery trainee teachers of DAV Model School, Sector 15-A, organised a cultural programme ‘Basant Saturnalia’ at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, here, today. The function was inaugurated by Ms Indira Dhingra, Principal, GMSSS 21, and Ms Rakesh Sachdeva, Principal, DAV-15.

Wipro picks up 22 from GC-11
Chandigarh, January 22
Gold rush continues for college students with IT companies making a beeline for fresh graduates passing out of city colleges. As many as 22 students were picked up from Government College Sector 11 today by Wipro. The career counselling and placement cell of the college kickstarted its "Placement Fest" with the company’s visit.

Rotten orange juice being served to students
Chandigarh, January 22
Students residing in Boys Hostel Number 2, Panjab University, have complained that the canteen running in the hostel is selling unhygienic food. The students led by Ankit Jain stated that orange juice being served in the canteen was being prepared from rotten oranges.

Rotten oranges lying in a basket at the canteen of a PU hostel in Chandigarh.

Rotten oranges lying in a basket at the canteen of a PU hostel in Chandigarh

From Colleges
Colony residents given free medicines at NSS camp
Chandigarh, January 22
The NSS wing of the GGDSD College, Sector 32, here, organised a health camp in Colony No. 5. Volunteers along with experts conducted blood tests of the colony dwellers. More than 100 residents were tested for blood sugar and hemoglobin and those detected with some deficiency were given free medicines.

A new dimension to kite flying
Panchkula, January 22
Kite flying assumed a new dimension at The Gurukul, Sector 20, and in Madanpura, as Basant Panchami celebrations took over at the two schools here today.

KITE TRAIN: Students of The Gurukul, Sector 20, Panchkula, try their hand at kite flying at the Basant Panchami celebrations in the school on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Counselling workshop at Eurokids
Chandigarh, January 22
An interactive and informative workshop was organised both at Eurokids Chandigarh and Panchkula yesterday where in experts from the Eurokids corporate had an informal counselling session with parents.
KITE TRAIN: Students of The Gurukul, Sector 20, Panchkula, try their hand at kite flying at the Basant Panchami celebrations in the school

Hindustan Petroleum organises Quiz contest
Chandigarh, January 22
A quiz contest for school children was organised by Hindustan Petroleum, as a part of the oil and gas conservation fortnight celebrations today. The quiz contest was organised at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, it was to judge the awareness of oil and gas conservation among students.

PEC alumnus interacts with students
Chandigarh, January 22
Mr Dhiraj Sehgal, an alumnus of Punjab Engineering College, who did his masters from the University of North Carolina State, USA, had an informal session with the third and final year engineering students of electrical stream.

Ex-Annians get together
Chandigarh, January 22
The St Anne’s Old Students Association celebrated their sixth anniversary at The Gravity disc, Sector 35, here, on Sunday. As many as 85 ex-students from the 1992 to 2005 batch and members of the association got together and cherished the old memories.

Old students of St Anne’s celebrate their sixth anniversary at The Gravity disc, Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Old students of St Anne’s celebrate their sixth anniversary at The Gravity disc, Sector 35, Chandigarh

Workshop on patent awareness
Chandigarh, January 22
A patent awareness workshop was jointly organised by the Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology under the auspices of the Department of Science and Technology here today on the Chitkara campus.

 
HEALTH

Army sets up liver transplant facilities
Chandigarh, January 22
The Army Medical Corps is setting up facilities for undertaking liver transplants at the Army Research and Referral Hospital, Delhi. Also on the anvil is a dedicated cardiology care centre and research and treatment facilities for cancer.

Book on hospital admin unveiled
Chandigarh, January 22
Managing a large hospital was really challenging, said Prof K.K. Talwar, Director of the PGI, while releasing a book, “Hospital administration and management”, at a formal function here today.

Ambulance donated to PGI
Chandigarh, January 22
Extending its help to the helpless and needy patients, Lifeline, a social organisation, donated an ambulance and a mortuary van to the PGI here today. A delegation of office-bears led by Mr Ravinder Gupta, president of the Lifeline, visited the PGI and handed over the keys of the vehicles to the PGI Director Dr K.K. Talwar.

185 donate blood
Chandigarh, January 22
As many as 185 persons donated blood in a camp organised by the Rajasthan Parishad and the National Integrated Medical Association, the UT, to celebrate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Rajasthan Bhawan, Sector 33-A, here today.

 
SPORTS

Chandigarh golfers lose
Pak goodwill match
Chandigarh, January 22
The city golfers are back from Pakistan. The goodwill golf tour to Lahore saw the Chandigarh Golf Club team losing by a three-game margin to Royal Palm Golf and Country Club team on Saturday.

Satluj defeats St John’s, enter semis in cricket tourney
Panchkula, January 22
The hosts Satluj Public School, Sector-4, Panchkula, defeated St John’s High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, by a huge margin of 50 runs in the league match of the first Satluj Numero UNO (u-14) Cricket Tournament for school teams, played on its premises, here, today.

Sanjay Public School crush Stepping Stone in quarter-finals
Chandigarh, January 22
An unbeaten knock of 67 runs studded with nine 4s fashioned Sanjay Public School of Sector 44 team’s victory over Stepping Stone team in the quarter-final round of the Chandigarh Inter-School (u-19) Cricket Tournament for Adviser Cup.

PU girls beat Moga in ball badminton
Chandigarh, January 22
Panjab University Campus, Chandigarh team, beat DM College, Moga team, 2-0 (20-8, 29-4) on the first day of the PU Inter-College Ball Badminton Championship for Women. The championship was held on PU Campus, here, today.

Team selected for inter-varsity athletics meet
Chandigarh, January 22
The following athletes have been selected in the Panjab University athletics men and women teams to participate in the All-India Inter-University Athletics Meet. The meet will be held at Bangalore University, Bangalore, from January 25 to 29:

Doon International pips DAV in Playwin football meet
Chandigarh, January 22
DAV, Sector 15, lost to Doon International, Mohali, by 5-0 in the Playwin Junior Football Championship (U-15 Boys) at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, here today. As many as 24 teams are competing in the seven-day tournament, organised by Zee Sports and Sportz Village in collaboration with Hansaplast and Ryan International School, Sector 49.

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