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Youth’s body fished out
Villagers block road, allege delay in search
Chandigarh, March 26
The body of Ravinder Kumar, alias Sanju, of Bhaskar Colony in Sector 25 here, who was drowned in the new artificial lake near Dhanas village on Sunday, was fished out after 24 hours by the UT administration this afternoon, even as irate residents and the family of the deceased resorted to sloganeering and a blockade, protesting against the delay in the search operation.
Women stop commuters during a protest against the UT administration at the rotary on road separating Sectors 25 and 38 on Sunday afternoon. Women stop commuters during a protest against the UT administration at the rotary on road separating Sectors 25 and 38 on Sunday afternoon. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

IG’s brother arrested, released
Mohali, March 26
Rakesh Kumar Sharma, brother of Punjab Police IG S.K. Sharma, was arrested and later released on bail by the local police here this evening.

Kamboj’s son, student held for car thefts
Jagdeep Kamboj, Surinder Kamboj and Sanjeev Chhabra in police custody in Sector 26. Chandigarh, March 26
With the arrest of two more accomplices of Surinder Singh Kamboj, arrested on the allegation of flesh trade last week, the police today claimed to have recovered three stolen cars and a scooter. One of the accused is Kamboj’s son.

(From left) Jagdeep Kamboj, Surinder Kamboj and Sanjeev Chhabra in police custody in Sector 26 on Monday. — A Tribune photograph





EARLIER STORIES

Devi Chand Worrel PGI turns back on ex-Ranji player
Chandigarh, March 26
A 66-year-old disabled former Ranji player had to return without treatment at the PGI emergency on account of resource crunch. This, despite the fact that he had a free card issued by the PGI. The hapless Devi Chand Worrel, who played as a member of the Southern Punjab team in Ranji trophy matches between 1955 and 1965, is now living in penury. The PGI standing financial committee decided to double the card fee for emergency and OPD services last week on the pretext of meeting the expenses of poor patients and providing them more facilities.                       
                                                    Devi Chand Worrel

Out, yet not down
3 diehard fans fly to Jamaica
Chandigarh, March 26
Even after the ouster of team India from the Cricket World Cup, diehard cricket fans from the city intend to keep their date with the Caribbean. Three cricket enthusiasts from the city have decided not to cancel their tickets and will be flying out. They claim to be the only ones from the city going to watch the World Cup.

Woman kills 2 daughters, commits suicide
Chandigarh, March 26
The bodies of 26-year-old woman and her two minor daughters were found hanging at their Mauli Complex residence here this evening. The police said it appeared that the woman first hanged the girls and then killed herself.

DRDO develops holographic sights for rifles
Chandigarh, March 26
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a holographic sight for rifles and carbines. This is stated to be the first application of holography on small arms in India.

IOC to lay LPG pipeline from Panipat to Jalandhar
Chandigarh, March 26
The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) will lay a 275 km pipeline for the supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from its Panipat Refinery to Jalandhar. The execution of the project will begin from next month and the project is expected to be complete by September, 2008.

COMMUNITY

Water rationing in Mohali begins from April 1
Night supply on alternate days
Mohali, March 26
With the summer fast approaching, the water supply and sanitation wing of the department of public health has decided to go for rationing of water supply from April 1.

Park Committees
Councillors accused of Municipal Act violation
Panchkula, March 26
Convener of the Panchkula Joint Welfare Associations Forum, Hemant Kinger, said here today that very little funds were being used to develop the parks by park development committees.

Ashtami: Serpentine queues at Mansa Devi
Devotees queue up to pay obeisance at the Mansa Devi shrine on Ashtami in Panchkula Panchkula, March 26
Devotees flocked to the Mata Mansa Devi shrine on the occasion of Ashtami, the eighth Navratra, here today. Long queues extending up to the railway track, which divides Sectors 4 and 5, were witnessed as the organisers had a tough time containing the crowds.


Devotees queue up to pay obeisance at the Mansa Devi shrine on Ashtami in Panchkula on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

More cabs for city soon
Chandigarh, March 26 The Chandigarh administration has decided to introduce more cabs on the city roads. Operators willing to maintain a fleet of at least 50 air conditioned cars will be allowed to start the services in the city.

LPG cylinders
Drive to check black marketing
Chandigarh, March 26
In order to curb black marketing of LPG cylinders, the Indian Oil Corporation has launched a special campaign by way of which check will be kept on undelivered cylinders, lest these should find their way in the black market.

Defence body honours mayor
Chandigarh, March 26
The annual general body meeting of the Chandigarh Defence Colony Welfare Association was held here under its president Air Marshal Randhir Singh (retd).

Fauji Beat
Frontline soldiering ruled out for women
BASED on the study carried out under the auspices of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has ruled out the induction of women officers in the combat units. An earlier study conducted by the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS), had said that women were fit enough to go into combat.
                                                                         Marshal of Air Force Arjan Singh

 
CRIME

Five held for trespass
Chandigarh, March 26
The local police today claimed to have recovered stolen articles worth about Rs 2 lakh in connection with a case in which a tenant accused his landlord on Sunday of forcibly removing him from the place. It was alleged that the landlord had taken away articles worth over Rs 3 lakh from the plot.

 
BUSINESS

‘Punjab to generate 1,000 MW power’
Chandigarh, March 26
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has said that an additional 1,000 MW power will be generated in the state during the next six months and the state would be power surplus in the next six months.

Gold loses glitter these Navratras
A woman selects jewellery at a shop in Sector 22. Chandigarh, March 26
The nine-day Navratras have failed to bring cheer to jewellers in the city. Though the sale of gold and jewellery picks up substantially during the festive period, soaring prices and increasing investments in realty and mutual funds this year have taken the glitter off the metal.


A woman selects jewellery at a shop in Sector 22. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

 
EDUCATION

AICTE adopts PEC model
Chandigarh, March 26
Punjab Engineering College has done the city proud. The All-India Council of Technical Education has adopted the college’s model of engineering education to be implemented in other engineering colleges across the country.

Students of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, in a jubilant mood after receiving prizes in Chandigarh 500 college students honoured
Chandigarh, March 26
The annual prize distribution function of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, was held here today. Anant Soodass, editor of a local English daily, was the chief guest.


Students of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, in a jubilant mood after receiving prizes in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Students of senior secondary schools of Haryana receive scholarships from Haryana education minister Phool Chand Mullana at Chitkara Saraswati Kendra, Chandigarh. 45 students get scholarship
Chandigarh, March 26
To provide quality education to students of educational institutions of Haryana through EDUSAT (education through satellite), 45 needy students, who had passed class XII examination, were offered scholarships worth Rs 9 lakh at Chitkara Saraswati Kendra today.

Students of senior secondary schools of Haryana receive scholarships from Haryana education minister Phool Chand Mullana at Chitkara Saraswati Kendra, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Paper presented
Chandigarh, March 26
Jitender Singh, lecturer in Government College, Sector 46, presented a paper on “Effect of yogic relation techniques on psychological variables of an individual” at a conference held at Haridwar from March 23 to 25. He was representing the city in the international conference on yoga.

Course in education, psychology
Chandigarh, March 26
A 21-day refresher course in education and psychology organised by the Academic Staff College and department of education concluded at the university here today.

Prof Manjit Singh (left) addresses the paticipants at a training programme on Research Methodology in Social Science at ICSSR Complex. Training in research methods
Chandigarh, March 26
A five-day training programme on “Research Methodology and Methods in Research of Social Science” organised by the ICSSR, North Western Regional Centre, commenced today at the Panjab University, here, today.
Prof Manjit Singh (left) addresses the paticipants at a training programme on Research Methodology in Social Science at ICSSR Complex on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Landran students top PTU exam
Mohali, March 26
Students of Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, have topped Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar, in electronics and communication engineering (ECE), mechanical (ME) and electrical engineering (EE) while in CSE, a student of LIT, Phagwara, and in IT, a student of the BSBEC, Fatehgarh Sahib, has won the top position in the fifth semester exam held in January.

City boy second at talent exam
Chandigarh, March 26
Saurabh Sharma, a student of St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, did his school proud by securing the second rank at the National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE) held in January 2007.

 
SPORTS

SAARC car rally pit stop in city today
Chandigarh, March 26
The City Beautiful is all set to receive the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) car rally, which arrives in the city tomorrow en route to the Wagah border.

Youngsters club win football title
Chandigarh, March 26
Putting up marvellous show in the final match, Youngsters Football Club (YFC) lifted the Chandigarh State Football Championship for the Chaudhary Jarnail Singh Trophy thrashing Golden Football Club (GFC) 4-0 at Football Stadium, Sector 17, here today.

SJOBA results
Chandigarh, March 26
Khushwant Randhawa and Amrit Pal Singh were declared winners in the Jeep category in the SJOBA Thunderbolt Sub-Himalayan Open Rally 2007 at the prize distribution function held at Chandigarh Golf Club here today. The duo won the event on the basis of scoring minimum penalties.

COA meeting postponed
Chandigarh, March 26
The Chandigarh Olympic Association (COA) has postponed its meeting which was scheduled to be held on March 27 here.


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