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Murder, he said; Daughter says no
Chandigarh, September 6
The police arrested a woman for allegedly killing her husband by setting him on fire at their Sector 47 residence here today. The victim, Vikram Kumar, alias Vicky, a Class IV Air Force employee, in his dying declaration before Judicial Magistrate Balwinder Kumar, stated that his wife poured petrol on him and set him an fire on Tuesday.

Vikram, who was allegedly set on fire by his wife
Vikram, who was allegedly set on fire by his wife
Ritu, accused of killing her husband, in police custody in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Ritu, accused of killing her husband, in police custody in Chandigarh on Thursday. 

Man booked for wife’s death
Zirakpur, September 6
A 27-year-old married woman died today at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, after battling for life for a week. She allegedly consumed poison following differences with her husband and in-laws. The victim, Deepmala, was fighting for life at since last Thursday when she reportedly consumed pesticide at her father’s house here.

Take a deep breath, even hotel bars can keep you out
Chandigarh, September 6
The next time you check into a bar at a hotel or a restaurant to have one more for the road, the hospitality staff there can simply refuse to entertain you.

Medicity on its way
Chandigarh, September 6
The Chandigarh administration is all set to invite expression of interest for the proposed medicity in the UT.




EARLIER STORIES

Teachers put away
September 6, 2007
Mob ransacks in-laws’ house
September 5, 2007
Firemen to speed up, on Pulsars & jeeps
September 4, 2007
Making light of citizens’ lives
September 3, 2007
Contract awarded to JP Group
September 2, 2007
SI arrested, HC informed
September 1, 2007
PG owner arrested
August 31, 2007
SSP’s report a cover-up, says Bench
August 30, 2007
4 EO officials suspended
August 29, 2007
Cops show true colours
August 28, 2007

GOC’s family rebuffs misconduct allegations
Chandigarh, September 6
Terming the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against the General Officer Commanding, 3 Infantry Division, Maj-Gen A.K. Lal, as “incorrect and motivated”, the daughter and sister of the general today claimed that the allegations were a result of the general reprimanding the complainant officer for her objectionable behaviour.
Daughter (left) and sister of Maj-Gen A.K. Lal, accused of sexual exploitation of a woman officer, Capt Neha Rawat, at a press conference in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Daughter (left) and sister of Maj-Gen A.K. Lal, accused of sexual exploitation of a woman officer, Capt Neha Rawat, at a press conference in Chandigarh on Thursday. — PTI photo

Fresh action against Lt-Gen in ration scam
Chandigarh, September 6
The Army has initiated fresh action against a Lieutenant-General for his alleged involvement in irregularities in the procurement of ration, it is learnt.

Domestic abuse forces women to kill
Chandigarh, September 6 Inderjeet, a graduate from Chandigarh, was last week sentenced to life for killing her mother.


COMMUNITY

Low vision no deterrent to this music lecturer
Chandigarh, September 6 Rajesh Mohan, a visually impaired music lecturer at Government College, Dera Bassi, has added another feather to his cap. In a rare achievement, Mohan is set to feature in two special programmes “Khab jajerre” (Islamabad) and “Kalam aapke intikhab hamare” (Lahore) - on Pakistan radio.

Dadumajra pond to house fish
Chandigarh, September 6
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is all set to convert the pond in Dadumajra into a fish pond. The MC will float tenders for it tomorrow.

 

The pond in Dadumajra village which is to be converted into a fish pond by the MC. —Tribune photo by Vinay Malik 

The pond in Dadumajra village which is to be converted into a fish pond by the MC.

New SSP to join next week
Chandigarh, September 6
Sudhanshu S. Srivastava, a 1994 IPS officer, is likely to join as UT senior superintendent of police (SSP) on Monday.

Renovation
Tagore Theatre to be shut from Sept 15
Chandigarh, September 6
Ignoring popular demand, the UT administration today decided to close Tagore Theatre from September 15. The theatre will remain shut for three months for renovation work, whose tender has been allotted.

Book released at seminar
Chandigarh, September 6
The Academy of National Literature and Culture, Mohali, a literary organisation organised a seminar and a poetic symposium at the Uttam complex here today.

Ten-day book fair inaugurated
Chandigarh, September 6
A ten-day book fair on religious books was organised by Gayatri Pariwar, Chandigarh and Mahila Mandal Sahitya Vistar Patal, Mohali. It was inaugurated by Dr Pranav Pandya, director of Brahmavarchas Research Institute, Haridwar, at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15 here today.

Visitors at a book fair organised at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Thursday. —A Tribune photograph

Visitors at a book fair organised at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

After 6 years, draw of lot
Sectors 76 to 80
Mohali, September 6
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) will hold the draw of lots for the allotment of plots to allottees in Sectors 76 to 80 on October 9, 10, 11 and 12.

Water Crisis
Non-functional tubewells to run again
Mohali, September 6
Non-functional tubewells and generator sets will be made to run to solve the acute water crisis that the town will be facing next month when the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) will be closing the main line for repair works. The rationing of water will be done to tide over the shortage.

Complainant backtracks
Panchkula, September 6
In a twist to the lizard-in-burger case, Suresh Kumar, the complainant, today backtracked on his earlier statement even as railway officials maintained that he was a blackmailer and had committed a similar fraud at Kalka.

‘Mass leave decision an arm-twisting tactic’
The decision of going on mass casual leave by the PGI Medical Technologists Association is motivated by vested interests as its general secretary Ashwani Munjal was facing charges of indiscipline and the management was in the process of serving a chargesheet to him. This was alleged by R.K Khainchi, a former president of the Medical Technologists Association.

Tibetian dance mark Teacher’s Day
Colourful and spirited celebrations were organised by the students of Government College of Education, Sector 20. The programme was marked by great festivity, in which a variety of items, such as poems, speeches and dances, were presented by the students of the new session. The Tibetan students presented a folk dance. A speech highlighting the life and philosophy of Dr Radhakrishnan was a highlight of the programme.

25 Squadron for joint Indo-Russian exercise
Chandigarh, September 6 The IAF’s Chandigarh-based 25 Squadron, popularly known as the Himalayan Eagles, will participate in the joint Indo-Russian airborne exercise, Indra-07, scheduled to be held in Russia from September 11 to 20.


 
CRIME

Thieves decamp with jewellery
Chandigarh, September 6
Thieves decamped with jewellery and other articles after breaking into a house while two vehicles have been stolen from different parts of the city.

2 habitual traffic offenders penalised
Chandigarh, September 6
The Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) debarred two habitual offenders from holding a driving licence for a period of three months following recommendations made by the traffic police.


 
EDUCATION

AIFUCTO suggests alternative policy for higher education
Chandigarh, September 6
Referring to the Report on Higher Education submitted by the National Knowledge Commission (NKC) under the chairmanship of Sam Pitroda to the Prime Minister in November 2006, as “divisive”, AIFUCTO (All India Federation of University & College Teachers’ Organisations) today released their alternative policy on higher education in Panjab University today.

Teachers hold protest
Chandigarh, September 6
In the second phase of its agitation, the teachers working in the non-government aided colleges of Chandigarh struck work after the second period in support of their long-pending demands and to express solidarity with the teachers who have offered themselves for the court-arrest on the ‘Teachers Day’.

Election fever grips students, PU poll uncertain
Chandigarh, September 6
Though the exact date for the students’ polls at Panjab University and city colleges this year has not been announced still most of the colleges are doused in the election frenzy.

900 students participate in rally
Chandigarh, September 6
It was a show of strength aimed at making heads turn and PUSU’s (Panjab University Students’ Union) car rally served its purpose. Despite no word yet on when the elections to the students’ council will be held, the student organisations are leaving nothing to chance. Today’s car rally was organised as a ‘runner’ to the elections.
PUSU supporters take out a rally at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
PUSU supporters take out a rally at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

PU Notes
New course in pedagogical techniques started
Chandigarh, September 6
Teachers Day was celebrated at the Institute of Educational Technology and Vocational Education on Thursday. Dr Malvinder Ahuja, the chief coordinator of the Institute highlighted the significance of Teachers Day to the students. The Institute of Educational Technology and Vocational Education, has been recently set-up in the University. Offering a BA (hons) in Education it is meant to provide specialised training to the young scholars in the latest pedagogical techniques and strategies and shall equip them to deal with the basic objectives of education in future. The course has been introduced this year only.

Bhavan Vidyalaya principal gets national
award
Chandigarh, September 6
Recommended by Central Board of Secondary Education, prinicipal of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, Meenakshi Mohindra received the National Award from the President of India, Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, for contribution to teaching in 2006 at New Delhi yesterday.



Bhavan Vidyalaya principal Meenakshi Mohindra receives the national award from the President of India in New Delhi on Wednesday. 

Bhavan Vidyalaya principal Meenakshi Mohindra receives the national award from the President of India in New Delhi on Wednesday.


COURTS

Custodial Death
Seal CFSL record, orders HC
Chandigarh, September 6
Taking up the Manimajra custodial death case, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the sealing of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) record in the matter.

Punjab files affidavit in HC
Leaders not holding govt office not to appear in ads
Chandigarh, September 6
The department of information and public relations, Punjab, has proposed an amended advertisement policy suggesting that no photographs of political leaders, who are not holding any government office, shall appear in advertisement or display.


 
HEALTH

New healthcare plan for southern sectors
Chandigarh, September 6
In perhaps the first of its kind move for the populated southern sectors, the Chandigarh administration has devised a unique and people-friendly public-private partnership model for primary health care. The scheme will be floated shortly.

Sensitisation programme on TB
Chandigarh, September 6
A sensitisation programme on tuberculosis for Chandigarh-based NGOs engaged in the health sector directly or indirectly was organised at the Conference Hall of Commonwealth Youth Programme, Asia Centre, here today.


 
SPORTS

NPS academy register win
Chandigarh, September 6
New Public School Football Academy (NPSFA), Chandigarh, defeated Jammu and Kashmir Football Association (J&K) 4-2 in a Pool C match of the fifth Administrator's Challenge Cup Under-17 Football Tournament at the Sector 17 football stadium, here, today.

A J&K player tries to save himself from a shot by an NPS player during a match of the fifth Administrator's Challenge Cup Under-17 Football Tournament at the Sector 17 football stadium in Chandigarh on Thursday. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
A J&K player tries to save himself from a shot by an NPS player during a match of the fifth Administrator's Challenge Cup Under-17 Football Tournament at the Sector 17 football stadium in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Avinash jumps to victory
Chandigarh, September 6aAmanpratap of DAV Model School, Sector 1, clinched the top position in the 200m race (boys’ u-18) during the Chandigarh State Sub-junior/ Junior Athletics Championships-2007 held at Sports Complex, Sector 7, here today. 

UT prepares for foreign fans
Chandigarh, September 6
Cricket fans from abroad, coming for the one-day Indo-Australia cricket match to be played on October 8 here, will be in for a special treat.

Chandigarh drub Rohtak
Chandigarh, September 6
Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA), Haryana, drubbed Rohtak Cricket Association (RCA) by six wickets in a rain-curtailed match of the Haryana Inter-district (u-17) Cricket Tournament at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here, today.

CCA GNPS in last four
Chandigarh, September 6
Chandigarh Cricket Association-Guru Nanak Public School (CCA GNPS), Sector 36, secured a berth in the semi-finals, thrashing Satluj Public School Academy (SPSA), Panchkula, by eight wickets in a Group-B match of the ongoing WWICS Cup Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the St Stephen's School ground, Togan, near here, today.

Chess tourney
Chandigarh, September 6
The Chandigarh Chess Association will organise the Sub-junior (u-15) Chess Championship-2007 from September 8 to 9 at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here. — TNS


ADMINISTRATION

e-stamping to be introduced in city
Chandigarh, September 6
The Chandigarh administration has decided to introduce the concept of e-stamping in the city. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of senior officials held at the UT secretariat here today.

Admn set to extend conversion policy
Chandigarh, September 6
Bowing to pressure from various quarters, the Chandigarh administration is set to extend its much-debated conversion policy for the benefit of industrialists.

 



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