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Compromise is UT police’s probe mantra
Chandigarh, February 10
For Chandigarh Police, there are no set rules when it comes to probing cases, especially those against its own officials. It registered a case of molestation and criminal intimidation against Inspector Jagir Singh on January 22 without looking into the facts and circumstances, though the complainant's statement was shrouded in doubts.

Rain throws life out of gear; city records
27 mm

Chandigarh, February 10
Rain donned an unsparing mantle today. As heavy showers lashed the city taking the total measurement to 27 mm by 8.30 pm, cold returned to the city. It was further exacerbated by continuous rain in several parts of Himachal Pradesh and snow at higher-altitudes.

UT can now utilise conversion fee money
Chandigarh, February 10
Finally, the Union Finance Ministry has allowed the Chandigarh Administration to use the money, earned in the form of conversion fee from applicants under the conversion policy in Industrial Area.




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A cyclist pedals to his destination on a water-logged road following incessant rain in Chandigarh on Saturday.
A cyclist pedals to his destination on a water-logged road following incessant rain in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Shopkeepers avert major fire
Panchkula, February 10
Shopkeepers of the busy Sector 7 market averted a major fire by putting out flames that had engulfed an Indica (CH 03 8703) in the parking area here today. As soon as the shopkeepers noticed the flames, they brought water to extinguish the fire and managed to do so in about 20 minutes.

Nayagaon SHO shifted
Chandigarh, February 10
Taking strict notice of the pending complaints against Nayagaon SHO Mahesh Kumar, the Election Commission today ordered that he be relieved with immediate effect and attached to the Police Lines.

COMMUNITY

Need to computerise libraries: Surjewala
Chandigarh, February 10
Describing “free learning environment” as an important parameter of automation to library professionals, Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Government of Haryana, exhorted them to “walk that extra yard” to explore advantages of web-based systems, free dissemination of information and its usefulness in research.

Tension over possession of house
Panchkula, February 10
Tension prevailed at Kundi village in Sector 20 here today as a party led by Nirmala Sharma, a resident of Jind, descended at the residence of Keshav Chand Gupta, to take possession of “their house”.

Security system needs treatment
Chandigarh, February 10
The case of alleged molestation in a lift of Block C of Nehru Hospital, PGI, has brought the security system of this premier health institute of the region under the scanner.

Residents ask CM to develop park
Panchkula, February 10
The president of the Park Development Society, Sector 9, Mr P.S. Sarin, in his letter to the Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, has demanded that a park be constructed in their area as per the master plan.

12-hr power failure in Baltana
Chandigarh, February 10
For Baltana residents, it was a day of inconvenience due to over 12-hour power shutdown. The residents complained that the power supply was suspended around 11 am and was not restored till midnight.

Office-bearers
Chandigarh, February 10
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sri Hari Nam Parchar Samiti, Sector 28:chairman--Mr Bipin Chand Sood; president--Mr ML Joshi; vice-president--Mr Sat Pal; general secretary--Mr Satish Gupta; treasurers--Mr Surinder Nagpal and Ms Santosh Joshi.

 
CRIME

Two nabbed with stolen wallet
Jagraon, February 10
Vishal of Rajkot and Ravi of Babu Nagar, both from Gujarat, have been arrested by the local police with stolen wallet of a passenger. The police has registered a case under section 382 IPC.

Girl booked for concealing birth of infant
Chandigarh, February 10
The local police arrested a 17-year-old girl on the charge of concealing the birth of an infant by disposing of the body, after her DNA samples matched with the foetus, thereby establishing her motherhood.

Two cars stolen in city
Chandigarh, February 10
Mr Suresh Kumar of Sector 44 reported to the police that his Maruti car (CH-01-R-0365) was stolen from Kashmiri Bhavan in Sector 24 during the intervening night of February 9 and 10.

 
BUSINESS

Fire-fighting cell at The Taj
Chandigarh, February 10
The Taj, Chandigarh, has announced the creation of a special fire-fighting cell for dealing with any eventuality that may arise.

Connect’s “love meter”
Mohali, February 10
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Connect has launched “love meter” to help its subscribers peep into their valentines’ hearts and know the love quotient.


 
EDUCATION

Qualtech awards presented
Mohali, February 10
The sixth North-West Qualtech Awards - 2006 were given away at a function organised by PTU’s Gian Jyoti School of TQM and Entrepreneurship here today. The awards were given in three categories.

PEC emerges runner-up in business plan competition
Chandigarh, February 10
The students’ team from West Bengal, Sarvodaya Aloeworld, won the business plan competition organised by the Entrepreneurship Development Circle of PEC, here, today.

Dr Vikas Sharma, skin specialist, examines students at a free medical check-up camp at Students Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Dr Vikas Sharma, skin specialist, examines students at a free medical check-up camp at Students Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Seminar on teacher education concludes
Chandigarh, February 10
A two-day national seminar-cum-workshop on 'Infusing new spirit on teacher education programme in emerging global scenario' concluded at the ICSSR complex, Panjab University, here, today.

It rained fun at PEC Fest
Chandigarh, February 10
Rain failed to dampen the spirits of the enthusiastic crowd that was here to be part of the celebrations on the second day of the PEC Fest here today. The main building was packed with students. The quiz saw students waiting in queue for their turn. Play and antakshri events also witnessed a huge audience.

Rodrigues inaugurate school
Chandigarh, February 10
The Punjab Governor, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), inaugurated Manav Mangal Smart School in Sector 64, Mohali.

Job fest at MCM
Chandigarh, February 10
The placement cell of the MCM DAV College for Women, Sector-36, organised the third annual ‘Maha Job Fest’ in continuation with its drive for campus recruitment. A unique feature of the fest was that girl students from other colleges also participated in it.

Children of Small Wonders School recite a poem during the annual poem recitation day in Mohali on Saturday. Poem recitation day
Mohali, February 10
Rhyme and rhythm ruled the roost as tiny tots of Small Wonders School recited poems on the annual poem recitation day held on the school premises here today. It was delight to see students as young as two to five years of age singing the curriculum-based poems with full gusto.

Children of Small Wonders School recite a poem during the annual poem recitation day in Mohali on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Students bid adieu to seniors
Chandigarh, February 10
Students of Classes IX and XI of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, organised a farewell party for their outgoing seniors on the school campus today.

Ivneet, Isha are Mr and Ms DAV
Chandigarh, February 10
Ivneet Singh Bains and Isha Mehta of Class X were declared Mr and Ms DAV - 2007, respectively, while from Class XII Prakhyat Goel and Prachi Gera won the titles at a farewell function organised for the outgoing classes of DAV Public School, Sector 8, here, today.

COURTS

DBA poll on March 9
Chandigarh, February 10
The executive committee of the District Bar Association (DBA) today decided to hold elections for the next term (2007-2008) on March 9. The decision has been put on the notice board in the Bar room.

 
CULTURE

Syed Fayaz Rizvi Film on artificial glaciers becomes global rage
Chandigarh, February 10
Syed Fayaz Rizvi loves to tell tales of his environment. And he tells them with such conviction that the world can’t but listen. Very recently Rizvi clinched the UK Environment Film Fellowship for his unusually-inspiring documentary that was first shown on Discovery channel.

A biography should be well researched: Penguin chief
Chandigarh, February 10
Ravi Singh “In India, a writer cannot live off his writing. A career in writing may be possible in the next 10 years, but today if you want to be a writer, please have another profession also,” said the Editor-in-Chief of Penguin Publishers, Mr Ravi Singh yesterday. In the city for the valedictory ceremony of the two-day national seminar on “Trends in Contemporary Indian Writings in English” organised at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College here, Mr Ravi Singh said budding writers should take their “craft” seriously, not their own selves.

HEALTH

Diabetics must check sugar level thrice a day
Mohali, February 10
An ongoing study of 5534 diabetic cardiac surgery patients in the USA has revealed that tighter blood sugar control leads to a reduction of mortality by 65 per cent on in-hospital outcomes.

Conference on ART procedure
Chandigarh, February 10
“Pregnancy loss after successful assisted reproduction techniques (ART) procedure is traumatic. The common reasons for it are ectopic pregnancy, early abortions and multiple pregnancies,” claimed gynaecologists at the National Congress on Assisted Reproduction Technology and Advancement in Infertility Management jointly organised by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, PGI, Jindal IVF and Sant Memorial Nursing Home, at the PGI here today.

 
SPORTS

CLTA tournament attracts players from Pak
Chandigarh, February 10
The prize money of Rs 1.5 lakh in the All-India Tennis Association Senior Tennis Tournament to be conducted by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association from February 26 to March 2, has attracted players from Pakistan also.

Patiala House clinch athletics trophy
Chandigarh, February 10
Jairoop of Patiala House emerged winner in the 100 m above-15 girls’ final race on the concluding day of the 28th Annual Inter-House Athletic Meet of Yadavindra Public School here today.

Gunpal, Manisha best athletes
Chandigarh, February 10
Gunpal and Manisha Sharma were declared best athletes from amongst boys and girls, respectively, on the concluding day of the 52 nd annual athletic meet of Government College of Education, Sector 20 D, here today.


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