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Section 506: Police, Legal Dept at loggerheads
Chandigarh, February 6
Differences have surfaced between the UT’s Legal Department and the Chandigarh Police over notifying Section 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC as a bailable offence.

‘Men in khaki’ dupe woman
Chandigarh, February 6
Two unidentified men posing as police officials duped a Sector 19-based housewife of Rs 3,200 and some gold jewellery on the pretext of not booking her son in a case of road accident.


The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, poses for a group photograph with IAF personnel prior to his departure for Patiala The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, poses for a group photograph with IAF personnel prior to his departure for Patiala on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik










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Maid commits suicide in Sector 45
Chandigarh, February 6
A 20-year-old maidservant allegedly hanged herself to death at her employer’s residence in Sector 45 this morning.

The sun continued to play hide and seek with the clouds throughout the day in Chandigarh on Tuesday
HIDE AND SEEK: The sun continued to play hide and seek with the clouds throughout the day in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Reshuffle in UT
Chandigarh, February 6
In a reshuffle, the Chandigarh Administration today posted Mr Kamlesh Kumar, HCS, as Secretary, Chandigarh Housing Board. Mr SK Setia, HCS, will be Director Technical Education and Director, Hospitality and Joint Director, Technical Education.

Shower soothes city
Chandigarh, February 6
Traces of morning rain brought the day temperature down but only marginally. As soon as the showers stopped, the sun returned to upset the pleasant change in weather. And by the time it was noon, the moisture content in the air had risen to a level that made life quite difficult.

There is a reason why Sukhna Lake is losing its beauty. The other day, two teenagers were busy in littering the area, while a display board in the backdrop read: “Littering the lake is punishable. The offender would be fined Rs 500”.

  • Thanks, Mr Prime Minister


COMMUNITY

CBSE angry with Ryan school, will find a way out
Chandigarh, February 6
The aggrieved parents of class X students of Ryan International School, Sector 49, today got some relief from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, with regard to accommodating students.

Arts panel will hit development: Mandal
Chandigarh, February 6
The proposed Urban Arts Commission by the Chandigarh Administration seems to be having a hotline to controversy. After opposition from various quarters, the move yesterday came in for severe criticism from the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal.

Decomposed body found in Dhanas
Chandigarh, February 6
A decomposed body of a 27-year-old woman of Chaman Colony in Dhanas was found floating under mysterious circumstances in a nullah near Dhanas, this evening. The police said no visible injury marks were found on the body.

Car crash: Victim’s father blames it on roundabout
Chandigarh, February 6
A day after his son died in a high-speed car crash, Mr J.S. Sekhon, father of Karam Singh Sekhon of Sector 8, today blamed it on the “faulty” design of the roundabout.

Cops not doing enough to check accidents on city roads
Chandigarh, February 6
City roads continue to lead to disaster following the failure of the Chandigarh Police to arrest violators. Though the deadly issue of accidents on the roads meandering their way through hazards was brought to the foreground in these columns over two months back, nothing much has so far done by the men-in-white to prevent mishaps.

Demolitions carried out in Ambedkar Colony
Panchkula, February 6
The enforcement staff of the Estate Office, Haryana Urban Development Authority, today demolished new constructions in Ambedkar Colony here. The staff accompanied by police personnel arrived at the colony and began demolishing the constructions carried out recently.

Truck gutted, tragedy averted
Chandigarh, February 6
A truck carrying furnace oil caught fire in a chemical factory on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road this afternoon.

Arrest rape accused, demands forum
Mohali, February 6
The Human Rights Protection Forum has urged the SSP, Mr Gurinder Singh Dhillon, to direct the SHO, Kharar, to arrest an STD booth owner, who had allegedly raped his neighbour some days ago.

A clarification
Chandigarh, February 6
Reacting to a news-item “3 Army men hurt in clash with shopkeepers”, published on February 4, the Army has denied that a large number of troops reached the spot of altercation and caused damages to property.

Members of the Navy’s skiing expedition to the Antarctica, Mission Dakshin Dhruv 2006-7 on the South Pole. Navy mission Antarctica sets four records
Chandigarh, February 6
First military team in the world to ski to the South Pole….first Everester to the South Pole….first Submariner in the world to the South Pole and first Indian ski expedition to the South Pole. At 2 a.m. on December 28, while the rest of the nation slept, an Indian Navy team, after having traversed the Frozen Continent, unfurled the Tricolour on the South Pole, establishing a string of records.
Members of the Navy’s skiing expedition to the Antarctica, Mission Dakshin Dhruv 2006-7 on the South Pole.

Widows also entitled to seek pay panel arrears
Chandigarh, February 6
Widows of armed forces personnel can also move court to seek arrears arising out of anomalies in revising pay scales consequent to the implementation of the Fourth Pay Commission (FPC).

“Create awareness on AIDS”
Chandigarh, February 6
The Haryana Governor, Dr A.R. Kidwai yesterday called upon the youth to create awareness among the people regarding dreadful disease of HIV/AIDS which was ruining the lives of millions of people around the world.

Workshop discusses sex ratio
Chandigarh, February 6
A workshop on missing girl child was organised by the Voluntary Health Association of Punjab in collaboration with the Population Foundation of India and Sutra here today.

Cops learn to counter white-collar crime
Chandigarh, February 6
ICICI Bank in association with the Chandigarh police on Sunday jointly organised a workshop on economic offences and its prevention. Aiming to keep the law enforcing agency abreast with new techniques and expertise to curb the white-collar crime, the workshop was attended by police officers ranging from the top brass of the police to the rank of Sub-Inspectors.

Architect awarded
Chandigarh, February 6
Sangeet Sharma, a practising architect from Chandigarh, has been awarded the doctorate by the University of Berkley, USA. The thesis which fetched him the doctorate was based on the articles on “Architectural Aesthetics” which also culminated into a book by the same name last year.


 
CRIME

2 PU students held on assault charge
Chandigarh, February 6 The local police arrested three youngsters, including two Panjab University students, on the charge of picking up a brawl and injuring students of the Pharmacy Department on the campus this afternoon. The police said Amit Malik of Pharmacy Department, Sahil Kumar and Deep Malik have been arrested as a preventive measure under Sections 107 and 151 of the CrPC.

Patwari caught taking bribe
Panchkula, February 6
The Vigilance Department today nabbed Sohan Pal, a patwari of Tharwa village, while accepting bribe from a resident of the village. According to sources, Sohan Lal asked for bribe for a land mutation deal from Jagtal Singh.

3 held for cruelty to animals
Panchkula, February 6
The local police today arrested three people and confiscated a canter transporting eight buffaloes for cruelty to animals, here today. According to police sources, the canter was stopped by the Mansa Devi Police for routine checking.

Two vehicles stolen in city
Chandigarh, February 6
Two vehicles have been stolen from the city in the past 48 hours. Mr Manoj Aggarwal of Sector 50 here has reported to the police that his Maruti car (HR-51-6128) was stolen from Sector 17 yesterday. Mr Puneet Thakur of Panjab University has also lodged a complaint that his Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle (PB-04-F-7198) was stolen on February 4. Two cases have been registered in this connection.


 
BUSINESS

Plan to check fee evasion at Sec 26 grain market
Chandigarh, February 6
To check evasion of the market fee at the Sector 26 grain market, the Administration plans to put up barricades at all entry and exit points.

Admn priorities misplaced: FSSI
Chandigarh, February 6
The much-publicised claims of the Chandigarh Administration for the promotion of the local industry fell flat with the Federation of Small Scale Industries (FSSI) training its guns on the administration for ignoring its genuine demands for years together.

Hoteliers unhappy with liquor policy
Panchkula, February 6 The President of the Panchkula Hotels and Restaurants Association, Mr J.S. Sangari, in a statement issued yesterday said the Haryana Government was charging exorbitant bar licence fee from hoteliers.

 
EDUCATION

From Colleges
Environment fest at MCM DAV
Chandigarh, February 7
Dr AR Kidwai, Governor of Haryana, inaugurated the Environment Fest organised by the Environment Society of MCM DAV College for Women here today.

Students of The British School, Panchkula/Mohali, perform at their annual function at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh High-spirited show by toddlers
Chandigarh, February 6
Tiny tots of The British School, Panchkula/Mohali, presented an impressive show during their annual function held at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, here, today. Mr S.S. Dhillon, Chief Administrator, HUDA, was the chief guest while Mr K.K. Khandelwal, Labour Commissioner, was the guest of honour.
Students of The British School, Panchkula/Mohali, perform at their annual function at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

 
CULTURE

'Phulkari' weaves cultural magic
Chandigarh, February 6
A musical event, “Phulkari”, was organised by students of Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences here today. Mr Harinder Bhambri, secretary, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, was the chief guest and Mr Sandeep Behl, president, District Youth Congress Committee, Fatehgarh Sahib, was the guest of honour.

Dr Gupt honoured
Chandigarh, February 6
A literary appraisal of Dr D.S. Gupt’s anthology of poems titled, ‘Talash Zindagi Ki :Khnadaron mein’ was organised by Hindi Department of Government College, Sector 11, here on Sunday. Mr Radhey Shyam, Director, Haryana Sahitya Akademi, was the chief guest on the occasion.


 
SPORTS

Amandeep Kaur in action in the high jump event during the annual athletics meet of Yadavindra Public School, MohaliJairoop, Steffy rewrite records
Mohali, February 6
Jairoop Riar of Patiala House established a new record (21.28 mts) in the discus throw event (above 15 age group) while Steffy Arora also broke the old record in the 400 metres race (under 15) in 1:12:62 minutes on the second day of the 28th Annual Inter-House Athletic Meet held at Yadavindra Public School here today.


Amandeep Kaur in action in the high jump event during the annual athletics meet of Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Gurusar Sadhar boys win in handball
Chandigarh, February 6
GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, today registered a convincing win over GN Khalsa College, Abohar, by 28-07 on the inaugural day of Panjab University Inter-College Handball (Men) Tournament. The tournament is being played on knockout basis at PU grounds here.

Technogym inaugurated at Sector 42 complex
Chandigarh, February 6
The imported Technogym at the Sector 42 sports complex was formally inaugurated by the Punjab Governor-cum-UT Administrator, General SF Rodrigues (Retd) here today. It was installed at the newly built gym a year ago.

Shootingball meet
Chandigarh, February 6
Lakhwinder Singh of the Punjab regional office and Kode Shah of Faridkot district were adjudged the best players in the sixth Food Craft Institute (FCI) Inter-District Shootingball Tournament. The tournament was held at the Sector 46 sports complex here today. Ms Urmil Naval, DGM(Vig), FCI, Chandigarh, gave away prizes to the winners.


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