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Ryan row: Delay in FIR angers parents
Chandigarh, February 7

Angry parents of Class X students of Ryan International School, Sector 49, Chandigarh, today said that despite submitting a criminal complaint against the school authorities on February 3, the police had not registered any FIR till date.

Accidents: Khaki blames it on bureaucracy
Chandigarh, February 7
Often accused of not caring two hoots for the safety of city residents, the Chandigarh Police today blamed the UT Administration for adopting an indifferent attitude towards accident-prevention measures suggested by it.

Palsora murder: 2 held
Chandigarh, February 7
The suspects in the Palsora murder case at the Sector 39 police station in Chandigarh on Wednesday.With the arrest of two youngsters, the Chan- digarh police today claimed to have solved the murder case in which Bajinder Singh of Palsora village was stabbed to death while his father, a tea vendor, was severely injured by three unidentified assailants on Sunday.
The suspects in the Palsora murder case at the Sector 39 police station in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph





EARLIER STORIES

Toll-free helpline for senior citizens
Chandigarh, February 7
The Chandigarh Police today launched a round-the-clock toll-free telephone helpline (1090) for senior citizens. On receiving a telephone call on the helpline, it will be diverted to the police station concerned for immediate action.

48 Squadron to receive President’s Standard
Chandigarh, February 7
The IAF’s 48 Squadron, a transport outfit based here, is all set to receive the President’s Standard on February 15 at the Bhuj Air Force Station. The Standard is the highest recognition of distinguished service rendered by a military unit and is awarded once.

1 dies in accident
Panchkula, January 7
Nitin Bansal, Congress leader Vijay Bansal’s cousin, died in a road accident late last night. The accident took place on the Pinjore-Kalka stretch. Nitin was on his way back home at that time. His scooter was hit by a truck. He died on the spot.

COMMUNITY

Greenpeace joins hands with farmers against genetically-engineered rice
Chandigarh, February 7
Greenpeace-the NGO dealing with environment issues, has joined hands with farmers’ bodies across India to ensure that no field trails of genetically engineered (GE) rice take place here.

Attestation no longer required
Chandigarh, February 7
The UT Administration has done away with the “irritating” exercise of getting duplicate documents attested while applying for jobs related to government departments.

MC session likely to be stormy
Panchkula, February 7
The budget session of the Municipal Council, slated for tomorrow, is all set to be a stormy affair with the councillors expressing their unhappiness over the delay in agenda circulated to them and have threatened to boycott the meeting.

A portion of the raised platform in front of shops in Sector 26 grain market that was demolished by the Administration on Wednesday. Encroachments removed in Sector 26 grain market
Chandigarh, February 7
Amid protests by traders, the Administration carried out a major anti-encroachment drive in the Sector 26 grain market here today. Assisted by the police, a squad of the Administration demolished the raised platform constructed by shopkeepers in the market.

A portion of the raised platform in front of shops in Sector 26 grain market that was demolished by the Administration on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Flag march in Nayagaon
Mohali, February 7
A flag march was organised by the police in Nayagaon, Mullanpur and Kurali areas to create a sense of security among the voters in connection with the Assembly elections being held on February 13.

 
CRIME

Six-year-old boy crushed to death
Chandigarh, February 7
A six-year-old boy was crushed to death by a truck near Daria village last night. The police said the accident took place when the truck hit Anish Kumar of Gas Colony at Daria village, killing the victim on the spot.

 
BUSINESS

Artisans get platform to expand endeavours
Chandigarh, February 7
Ms Jean Rodrigues, wife of the UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), inaugurated a centre ‘Kala Darpan’ at Panchayat Bhawan, Sector 18, here, today.

Portal on cars launched
Chandigarh, February 7
An online portal, www.globizzautodeal.com, for sale and purchase of new and old cars has been launched in the city.


 
EDUCATION

BPO education next big need: Expert
Chandigarh, February 7
“By the end of 2009, there would be at least 10 crore direct jobs in the Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) sector and another 15 crore indirect jobs would be created by the sector,” said Mr Romi Malhotra, Managing Director, Dell International Services, India, here today. Mr Malhotra was in the city for the inauguration of the Dell Computer Centre at the Institute of Blind here.

Dell centre at Institute for the Blind
The Punjab Governor, Gen SF Rodrigues (Retd) talks to a blind student at the inauguration of the Dell computer centre at the Institute for the Blind in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, February 7
The first Dell computer centre in Chandigarh was inaugurated at the Institute for the Blind here today by Ms. Jean Rodrigues in the presence of General S F Rodrigues, Governor of Punjab, and Mr Romi Malhotra, Managing Director, Dell International Services.

The Punjab Governor, Gen SF Rodrigues (Retd) talks to a blind student at the inauguration of the Dell computer centre at the Institute for the Blind in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Protest against price hike at PU
Chandigarh, February 7
Members of the Panjab University Students Union yesterday staged a protest outside the Vice- Chancellor’s office against the hike in cost of food items at the Students Centre. Led by Abhishek Puri, PUSU president, the students demanded that the VC should intervene in the matter and ensure that the students get food at reasonable rates.

Enthusiastic organisers of PEC Fest take to the road in a rare show of passion for the event scheduled to be held in Chandigarh from Friday.
NO ELECTION RALLY THIS: Enthusiastic organisers of PEC Fest take to the road in a rare show of passion for the event scheduled to be held in Chandigarh from Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

DAVC students up in arms
Chandigarh, February 7
Students of DAV College are on the warpath again against the college authorities for not allowing them to organise a star night during their annual festival - Lakshya 2007.

Voting rights sought for scholars
Chandigarh, February 7
Members of the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) and the Panjab University Research Scholars Association (PURSA) have demanded voting rights for research scholars of the university during student elections.

Certificates distributed
Mohali, February 7
As many as 50 persons participated in a certificate distribution function organized by Jan Shikshan Sansthan, Mohali, at its field office at Rora village, Kharar, here today. Certificates were distributed to students who had successfully completed vocational courses in artificial flower making and mehndi application.

COURTS

High Court
PIL on marriage Act moved
Chandigarh, February 7
The complete mess created by certain conflicting provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act,1955, and the Special Marriage Act, 1954, on many vital issues concerning the marriages of persons of different faiths, particularly Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhist, figured in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. A PIL, seeking quashing of the conflicting provisions, came up for preliminary hearing today.

 
CULTURE

Forging ties with music
Grammy award-winning US group to perform in city
Chandigarh, February 7
Robin Diallo The Cultural Affairs Wing of the US Embassy is busier than ever these days. Besides building ties with India in expected realms, it is now nurturing an all-new relationship with the country. Or so it seems from the fresh commitment of the Embassy, which is ready to bring to India Ozomatli, the Grammy award winning Latin hip-hop music group, which will be touring the country between February 12 and 22.

Artistes from Norway perform at Chitkara School, Sector 25, Chandigarh on Wednesday. Norwegian trio on ‘mission cultural awakening’
Chandigarh, February 7
“Unlike many European countries, Norway has a rich folk music tradition epitomising the cumulative expression of many ages,” said members of the Tindra Musical Trio here today. Ashlid Vetrhus, Irene Tillung and J. Marie Rypdal Kvenberg comprise the group. The Tindra group, winner of the Norwegian National Crown-2003 for music, was in the city for a performance at Chitkara International School on the invitation of the SPIC MACAY. The trio is well versed in classical folk and contemporary music.

Artistes from Norway perform at Chitkara School, Sector 25, Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

HEALTH

Re-designation: GMCH docs hail decision
Chandigarh, February 7
The proposal for the re-designation of faculty members of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, was finally approved by the UT Administration benefiting a majority of the doctors of the hospital.

400 donate blood at CIET camp
Chandigarh, February 7
The Chitkara Institute of Engineering Technology (CIET) today organised a blood donation camp on its campus. The camp was organised in association with the Rotary Blood Bank Society Resource Centre, Sector 37, Chandigarh, a non-profit service organisation set up by the people for the people. The camp saw overwhelming response as over 400 students and faculty members donated blood.

Pulse polio drive from Monday
Chandigarh, February 7
The UT Health Department claims to have made necessary arrangements for the pulse polio drive to be carried out in the city on Monday.

 
SPORTS

Steffy shines in YPS athletics meet
Students of YPS, Mohali, take part in the 200 metres race at the annual athletic meet on the school’s premises in Mohali on Wednesday. Mohali, February 7
Steffy Arora of Nalagarh House won the top honours in 800 m in the under-15 girls category on the third day of the annual inter-house athletic meet of Yadvindra Public School (YPS) here today. Harkiran Nain (Tagore House) and Seonju (Patiala House) came second and third, respectively. Despite today’s heavy downpour all events were held as per schedule.

Students of YPS, Mohali, take part in the 200 metres race at the annual athletic meet on the school’s premises in Mohali on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

UT athletics squad
Chandigarh, February 7
The Chandigarh Amateur Athletics Association has selected the following athletes to represent Chandigarh in the 33rd National Games to be held at Guwahati.

CLTA bonanza for UT squad
Chandigarh, February 7
The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) today announced lucrative cash incentives to its three-member squad which will compete in the 33rd National Games at Guwahati.

 

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