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Ryan fiasco: Parents move HC
Chandigarh, February 5
The aggrieved parents of Class X students of Ryan International School, Sector 49, Chandigarh, today filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking directions to the CBSE to allow their wards to take the forthcoming Class X examination scheduled to commence from March 2, 2007.

Speed kills three young men
Chandigarh, February 5
Three youths were killed and three critically injured when the car they were travelling in rammed into a roundabout on the road separating Sectors 9 and 10 near MLAs’ Hostel in the wee hours today. The injured were admitted to the PGI, where the condition of one was stated to be critical.
A family friend of Virk brothers looks at the mangled remains of the car that rammed into a roundabout on the road separating Sectors 9 and 10 in Chandigarh SPEED THRILLS, BUT KILLS: A family friend of Virk brothers looks at the mangled remains of the car that rammed into a roundabout on the road separating Sectors 9 and 10 in Chandigarh on Monday. Three youths were killed in the accident.










EARLIER STORIES

The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, along with the Haryana Governor, Dr AR Kidwai, heading towards Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh after his visit to Punjab Manmohan's visit: Commuters inconvenienced
Chandigarh, February 5
The brief visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the city put commuters to a lot of inconvenience this evening.



The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, along with the Haryana Governor, Dr AR Kidwai, heading towards Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh after his visit to Punjab on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

12,500 take board exam
Students of Class VIII in a joyous mood after taking the board examination, which commenced on Monday, outside one of the examination centres in ChandigarhStudents get extra time
Chandigarh, February 5
Around 12,500 students appeared in the board examination for Class VIII conducted by the Chandigarh Administration for the government schools, here, today. The middle standard examination, which commenced today, would continue till February 28.
Students of Class VIII in a joyous mood after taking the board examination, which commenced on Monday, outside one of the examination centres in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


COMMUNITY

PCO owners at ISBT overcharging customers
Chandigarh, February 5
Those operating STD/PCO booths at the Sector 17 inter-state bus terminus (ISBT) have been allegedly fleecing the public with impunity. There are complaints that these STD/PCO owners overcharge people and do not give bill even when demanded.

Palsora murder: Police clueless
Chandigarh, February 5
The local police is clueless about the identities of three youths accused of stabbing to death Bajinder Singh of Palsora village and also seriously injuring his father on Sunday morning.

Rotary sets up rainwater projects in schools
District governor of Rotary International (District 3080) Dhian Chand (centre) with past president of Rotary International R. K. Saboo (left) and president of Rotary Club (Chandigarh) Man Mohan Singh Kohli in Chandigarh Chandigarh, February 5
The Rotary Club (Chandigarh) today handed over a fully equipped air-conditioned blood donation van to the Rotary Blood Bank Society Resource Centre. The van, costing Rs 1.5-lakh, has a seating capacity of 18 and will help the centre in collecting blood from the city’s periphery.
District governor of Rotary International (District 3080) Dhian Chand (centre) with past president of Rotary International R. K. Saboo (left) and president of Rotary Club (Chandigarh) Man Mohan Singh Kohli in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Mr Vivek Attray, Mr Pratap Aggarwal and Ms Neena Singh were awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards, during the CMA Founders Day function CMA observes founder’s day
Chandigarh, February 5
There is a need to evolve a consensus through mutual dialogue and constant interaction, for accelerating the pace of socio-economic development, with focus on empowering our disadvantaged people through their entrepreneurship skills.
Mr Vivek Attray, Mr Pratap Aggarwal and Ms Neena Singh were awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards, during the CMA Founders Day function held on Monday. — A Tribune Photograph

'Industry should play active role on RTI'
Chandigarh, February 5
The Right to Information Act is a reflection of a liberal and resurgent India that understands the power of knowledge in the hands of common man. This was stated by Mr Rajan Kashyap, Chief Information Commissioner, Punjab, during an interactive session with the industry, organised by the CII, Chandigarh, here today.

A passenger aircraft streaks away over the Chandigarh airport on Monday
ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER: A passenger aircraft streaks away over the Chandigarh airport on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Businessmen want blockades removed
Panchkula, February 5
The Panchkula police is a determined lot when it comes to imposing its decisions on the public. After temporarily blocking inter-sector road cuts to streamline traffic flow, the police has now initiated the process of giving "concrete" shape to its ideas.

Railway panel holds meeting
Chandigarh, February 5
The parliamentary committee meeting of the Ambala division of the Railways was held here today. It was attended by General Manager of the Ambala Division B.N. Mathur, Principal Chief Engineer, Chief Operational Manager, Chief Commercial Manager and MPs Sukhdev Singh Libra from Ropar and Nihal Singh from Ganganagar.

Health centre goes high-tech
Chandigarh, February 5
Extending another facility to the city residents, the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Punjab East, introduced a high-tech fully automatic clinic chemistry analyser at the Charitable Diagnostic Centre, at Indira Holiday Home, in Sector 24, here yesterday.

Prof B.R. Thapa Childhood cirrhosis prevalent in region only
Chandigarh, February 5
Wiped out from the better part of the country, the ghost of Indian Childhood Cirrhosis (ICC) continues to haunt the children of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana. While over 70 per cent cases are reported from Himachal Pradesh every year, Mandi district of HP has earned the notorious distinction of having the highest number.
                                                                            Prof B.R. Thapa

Fauji Beat
Time to go beyond single service thinking
Western Army Commander, Lieut-Gen Daljeet Singh and the former AOC-in-C, Western Air Command, Air Marshal A.K. Singh (retd), at 12 Wing IAF, during exercise “Sanghe Shakti” The retirement of Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, Air Marshal A.K. Singh, on January 31, took one back to exercise “Sanghe Shakti”, which can be quoted as one of the best examples of the army-air cooperation. This two-sided exercise was carried out in Ludhiana-Jalandhar area to practice Kharga Corps in offensive operations in May 2006.

Western Army Commander, Lieut-Gen Daljeet Singh and the former AOC-in-C, Western Air Command, Air Marshal A.K. Singh (retd), at 12 Wing IAF, during exercise “Sanghe Shakti”.


 
CRIME

Two arrested for car thefts
Panchkula, February 5
The CIA staff led by Inspector Surjit Singh today claimed to have solved a number of car theft cases reported from the city last year with the arrest of Patiala residents, 29-year-old Ajay and 19-year-old Aman, here today.


 
EDUCATION

Placement for CEC’s MBA batch
Mohali, February 5
Standard Chartered Bank held joint campus interviews of MBA students at Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran near here for the posts of relationship officers, senior relationship officers and assistant managers. The students of CMTR, Kharar and SASIT Mohali also participated in this interview.

Euphoria 2007 at GMCH-32
Chandigarh, February 5
Over 2500 delegates from the country are expected to participated in Euphoria 2007 being organised by Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, at Sarai Building premises from Thursday onwards.

A student of St Joseph’s School, Sector 44, explains his model during an exhibition named ‘Kaleidoscope’ held on the school premises ‘Kaleidoscope’ at St Joseph’s
Chandigarh, February 5
The primary block of St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44-D, Chandigarh, showcased its talent in science and social science on the school premises here on Sunday. Nearly 700 students participated in the exhibition named ‘Kaleidoscope.’


A student of St Joseph’s School, Sector 44, explains his model during an exhibition named ‘Kaleidoscope’ held on the school premises on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

PU Notes
PU professor gets bronze
Chandigarh, February 5
Dr K.K. Bhasin, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Centre of Advanced Studies in Chemistry, Panjab University, has been awarded a bronze medal at the CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry (NSC-9) held from February 1-4 in Delhi in recognition of his research on the chemistry of organosulphur, selenium and tellurium compounds.


 
HEALTH

PGI launches project on streptococcol diseases
Chandigarh, February 5
The PGI today launched an Indo-German collaborative project “Comprehensive Approach to Understand Streptococcal Diseases and their Sequelae to Develop Innovative Strategies for Diagnosis, Therapy, Prevention and Control”.


 
SPORTS

Karman jumps to first position
Mohali, February 5
Karman Randhawa (Ranjit House) secured the first position in the under-13 high jump event while Ada Gupta (Tagore House) and Disha Likhari (Aitchison) remained second and third, respectively, in the 28th Annual Inter-House Athletic Meet which commenced at Yadavindra Public School here today.

MCA-11 in APJ cricket final
Mohali, February 5
With his half century, Pukhraj Trehan steered MCA-11 into the final of the first under-13 APJ Cricket Cup Tournament being played at the MCA grounds, Phase 9, here today.

Raj Singh to lead wrestling squad
Chandigarh, February 5
Raj Singh of the Chandigarh Police has been appointed captain of the wrestling squad that will take part in the National Games to be held at Guwahati from February 9 to 18.

Raman steers Elites to victory
Chandigarh, February 5
An unbeaten century (104) by Raman Sharma helped Elite Cricket Club to beat Talwar XI by nine wickets in the first Late Sanjeev Sharma Memorial Cricket Tournament being played at ITI cricket grounds, Sector 28, here yesterday.

Inter-school meet on Feb 14
Chandigarh, February 5
The two-day inter-school athletic meet for boys and girls (under 17 and 19) will be held on February 14 and 15 at the Sector 46 sports complex here. This meet will be open to all government, private and aided schools of Chandigarh.

Gloom descends on golf circles
Chandigarh, February 5
Gloom descended in golfing circles as news spread about a road accident in Chandigarh in which three persons died and three were seriously injured.


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