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Man killed in drunken brawl, 3 held
Chandigarh, February 11
A minor altercation over a trivial issue resulted into the death of a truck driver, who was thrashed by three youngsters on Saturday night.

Downpour takes heavy toll on power, water services
Chandigarh, February 11
A bicycle rider struggles to go home through the heavy rain at night on the transport light point in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Heavy downpour took its toll on electricity and water services across the city today.

A bicycle rider struggles to go home through the heavy rain at night on the transport light point in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik




EARLIER STORIES

Trader’s son assaults Councillor’s kin, held
Chandigarh, February 11
A group of youngsters led by a son of a city’s businessman assaulted a nephew of a Councillor with baseball sticks and rods in full public view in Sector 8 here this afternoon. The victim, who suffered head injury, along with his friend, was rushed to Sector 16 General Hospital from where they were later discharged, said the police.

Patients left in the lurch
Chandigarh, February 11
Power failure put the life support systems virtually to a halt for over 45 minutes in the PGI last midnight. Critical patients undergoing treatment on life- saving machinery had a tough time as pressure of oxygen suddenly was reduced ,thus forcing the attendants to pump in air to their patients manually.

Leakage in PGI rooms
Chandigarh, February 11
Many roofs of changing-rooms of doctors and a corridor, next to the operation theatres (OTs), on the fifth floor of the PGI here were leaking following rain on the second consecutive day today.

The narrow road along a nullah in Zirakpur has become accident prone, posing serious threat to the motorists. Nullah a threat to motorists
Zirakpur, February 11
A nullah passing through a part of the township is proving to be drivers' nightmare. In fact, a major accident is waiting to happen with the authorities concerned turning a blind eye to the plight of hundreds of motorists driving along the nullah.

The narrow road along a nullah in Zirakpur has become accident prone, posing serious threat to the motorists. — A Tribune photograph

COMMUNITY

Farewell
Gentleman lawyer the city won’t forget
Chandigarh, February 11
A large number past and present judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, local Member of Parliament and countless lawyers and others had gathered yesterday at the Sector 25 crematorium not merely because a brother lawyer had passed away, but they all felt the sudden loss of a friend, philosopher and guide, who had touched their hearts with his candid, pragmatic and human approach to life. The death of Mr Harinder Singh Giani came as a shock to most.

Rain fails to dampen dog lovers’ enthusiasm
Chandigarh, February 11
Showers and strong winds failed to deter dog lovers from bringing in their pets for the annual Dog Show held at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, today. So much was the dog owners’ and admirers’ enthusiasm about the show that none of them was hassled when it was decided, for the time being, to shift the venue of the show because of incessant rain. Instead, the participating animals and their owners cooperated fully with the organisers. However, finally the show was held at the scheduled venue only.

Councillor alleges attack on her house
Mohali, February 11
Mohali Municipal Councillor Amteshwar Kaur today alleged that her house was “attacked” last night. Talking to mediapersons this morning, she said her house in Phase 11 was attacked by some unidentified persons who had come in a car at about 11.30 pm last night. “They hurled stones and broke window panes of my house. We called the police and it found footprints in the lawn. Someone seemed to have come till the lawn and threw the stones,” she said. A daily diary report was lodged in the regard.

49-year-old goes missing
Ropar, February 11
A 49-year-old man, Pardooman Kumar Jain, a resident of Pakawad Mohalla, has been missing from his house for the past seven days.

INA veteran passes away
Chandigarh, February 11
A 90- year-old officer of the British Army, Maj Harswaran Singh Bains, passed away here yesterday evening. He was a Kings Commissioned Officer in the Frontier Force (now in Pakistan).

Rajasthani art, food in city
Chandigarh, February 11
A Rajasthani festival showcasing the rich traditional art and crafts of the state began today in Rajasthan Bhawan in Sector 33, here. Mr K.K. Khandelwal, Labour Commissioner, Haryana, inaugurated the festival.

 
CRIME

Two hurt in accidents
Chandigarh, February 11
Two persons including a woman were hurt in two separate road accidents in the city. A pedestrian, Ms Kanta of Sector 9, was hurt after being hit by a car in the sector on Saturday. She was admitted to the Sector 16 General Hospital. The police has arrested the car driver, Ms Puneet of Sector 7.

2 trucks collide, 1 dead
Panchkula, February 11
One man was killed and other was injured in a head-on collision between two trucks on the road separating Sectors 2 and 4, here today.

2 held for gambling
Chandigarh, February 11
The police arrested Ram Sagar of Indira colony, Manimajra, on Saturday on the allegation of indulging in gambling at a public place.


 
EDUCATION

Free IT education up to Class X
Chandigarh, February 11
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to impart free information technology (IT) and computer education to the students from Classes I to X in all government schools from the academic session 2007-08.

1500 DAV students attend shobha yatra
Panchkula, February 11
A shobha yatra was organised by the Kendriya Arya Sabha, Chandigarh, to mark 183rd birthday of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati here on Saturday.


COURTS

Stenos’ appointment at hospital stayed
Chandigarh, February 11
The Chandigarh Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal has stayed the appointment of stenographers for employment at the Military Hospital, Jalandhar, after one of the applicants moved the CAT contending that the said post was re-advertised despite her selection and after she had completed all requisite formalities.

 
CULTURE

Committed to capturing India’s beauty in photo frames
Ken Oppramn and Hanne Chandigarh, February 11
Sometimes life takes you to places you never imagined it would. That explains why Ken Oppramn, an acclaimed Norway-based photographer, keeps coming back to India all the time. In the 22 years of travelling life, he has visited India consecutively for 20 years. Ask him why and he gazes into the sky: “For reasons unknown; for places unknown.”

Ken Oppramn and Hanne.

Actor Jimmy Shergill, along with Mr Amit Jain of Saregama, at the music release of the film “Delhi Heights” in Chandigarh on Sunday. ‘Jhappi’ worked wonders for Jimmy
Chandigarh, February 11
He may have spent his days as a student here, yet Jimmy Sheirgill comes as a whiff of fresh air each time he visits Chandigarh. This time it’s the music release of his forthcoming movie “Delhi Heights” set to be released in March that brings him to the city which he fondly calls his hometown.

Actor Jimmy Shergill, along with Mr Amit Jain of Saregama, at the music release of the film “Delhi Heights” in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Ghazal concert by Sabri
Chandigarh, February 11
Delhi-based singer Gulfam Sabri presented his recital at Pracheen Kala Kendra’s 115th baithak programme today.

HEALTH

Prof Hasan Aziz Pigs along LoC main carriers of disease
Chandigarh, February 11
Pigs along the Line of Control (LoC) have been proving main carriers of neuro cysticercosis in bordering areas of Pakistan from India. Since the population of pigs has gone up along the LoC, their excrement containing eggs of tapeworm has been spreading the disease.

Rain hits polio drive
Chandigarh, February 11
The continuous rain accompanied by strong winds played a spoilsport with the polio eradication campaign launched by the UT Health Department. The department was unable to set up any booth for administering the vaccine.

350 examined at medical camp
Chandigarh, February 11 As many as 350 patients were examined at a free medical camp organised by Bharat Vikas Parishad (South Block 2, Chandigarh) at Kamboj Hospital, Sector 44-D, here today. Free diagnoses and treatment for hypertension, diabetes and bone mineral density (BMD) were conducted at the camp.

 
SPORTS

Incessant rain takes toll on PHL
Chandigarh, February 11
The incessant downpour marred another’s big tournament Premier Hockey League (PHL) scheduled to kick off today. The continuous rain forced the organisers to cancel the inaugural celebrations of the second leg of third PHL at Hockey Stadium, Sports Complex, Sector 42, here. The opening match between the home team Chandigarh Dynamos and Sher-e-Jalandhar, which was scheduled to start at 7 p m today, has been postponed.

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