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S.S. Virk ‘It’s rape of the law’
When those entrusted with the job of enforcing law break it, the faith of the common man in the system is shattered. The arrest of former Punjab DGP S.S. Virk has led to a similar crisis — a crisis of faith.
The arrest of former Punjab DGP has raised several questions. Was the manner of his arrest correct? Was there politics behind it? Are our officers becoming mere puppets in the hands of their political masters? The entire episode is a sad comment on our system.

S.R. Sharma
S.R. Sharma
As per the All-India Service Conduct Rules, an officer is not supposed to indulge in the sale-purchase of property. There must be some substance in the charges
G.S. Grewal
G.S. Grewal
The norms on arresting a person outside the state were not followed in the case of S.S. Virk. ...The prosecution often loses steam after the arrest in these cases

Show-cause notice to PCA Club
Mohali, September 10
Show-cause notices have been issued to the PCA Club, Mohali Club and 10 marriage palaces for inadequate fire fighting arrangements on their premises.

PGI strike maims lab services
Chandigarh, September 10
Services at diagnosis tests laboratories and x-ray units at the PGI were hit today with medical technologists going on leave en masse.The PGI authorities had to requisition the services of the UT health department to minimise inconvenience to patients.

Skeleton of 6-yr-old found
Chandigarh, September 10 The skeleton of a child aged six was found from the bushes near the telephone exchange in Mani Majra here this morning. The police said it appeared the death had occurred about three week ago. SHO of the Mani Majra police station inspector Hari Kumar said the incident came to light when a labourer of the PWD traced the source of the the stench to nearby bushes. To his utter shock, he noticed a skeleton and informed the police.




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COMMUNITY

Indian troops’ exposure to CI ops more than in West
Chandigarh, September 10
The exposure of the Indian soldier to counter- insurgency (CI) environment is almost 11 times more than that of their counterparts in the armies of western countries.

IAF aircraft collides with trolley
Chandigarh, September 10
An Avro transport aircraft of the IAF was damaged when it collided with a ground trolley at the Chandigarh Air Force Station here today. According to sources, the aircraft has suffered “substantial” damage, though there have been no causalities.

Notice to UT over PIL on agitations
Chandigarh, September 10
A division Bench, comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Mahesh Grover, today issued notices to the Chandigarh Administration and Punjab and Haryana governments on a PIL seeking recovery of loss caused to public property from the agitators and their “ring leaders” during strikes and bandhs.

Internet TV service in city next year
Chandigarh, September 10
Television viewing is going to get much personalised and interactive with the launch of Internet protocol television, said G.D. Singh, chief operating officer, HFCL Infotel Limited, while addressing members of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh here today.

AC plant blast at Raj Bhavan
Man succumbs to injuries
Chandigarh, September 10
Vikram Singh, a 25-year-old man, who was injured in a blast while repairing an air conditioner plant at Punjab Governor’s house on September 5, today succumbed to his injuries at the PGI.

Tribune employees donate blood
Chandigarh, September 10
More than 150 employees of the Tribune group of newspapers, donated blood at a camp organised by the Tribune Employees’ Union on the occasion of the 109th death anniversary of the founder of The Tribune Trust, Sardar Dayal Singh Majithia, on The Tribune premises here today.

Tribune employees donate blood at a camp organised on the occasion of the 109th death anniversary of the founder of The Tribune Trust on Monday. —A Tribune photograph

Tribune employees donate blood at a camp organised on the occasion of the 109th death anniversary of the founder of The Tribune Trust on Monday.

Sudhanshu S. Srivastva, New SSP to focus on basic policing
Chandigarh, September 10
Sudhanshu S. Srivastva, a 1994 Punjab cadre IPS officer, today took charge as SSP, Chandigarh. Talking to mediapersons, the SSP said his main focus would be on basic policing, which includes detection, and prevention of crime, nabbing of wanted criminals and maintaining law and order.

Saketri water sample fails test
Panchkula, September 10
One of the five water samples, collected from Saketri village after the outbreak of diarrhoea last week, failed the purity test today. The failed sample had ecoli bacteria which is responsible for spread of gastroenteritis.

Plan for Navratra fair in place
Panchkula, September 10
A meeting to review the arrangements for the coming Navratra fair from October 12 to 20 was held here today. Officers of the district administration and the Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board met under the leadership of deputy commissioner R.K. Kataria to prepare a blueprint of the fair which sees thousands of devotees flock to the shrine.

Cop hits student
Panchkula, September 10
A student of Bhaddal Engineering College, Ropar, alleged that a policeman hit a cane on his head, resulting in the severe head injury here today. The student Ramandeep, a resident of Baltana, was admitted to General Hospital.

Rotary’s gift of life to Pakistan boy
Chandigarh, September 10
It was a second birth for Tauseef Ahmed from Pakistan when Rotary Club, Chandigarh, came forward to get him treated even after doctors had told the family that his surgery was not possible in India or abroad.

Tauseef Ahmed from Pakistan, who underwent a successful heart surgery at Bangalore, celebrates with his family. —A Tribune photograph

Tauseef Ahmed from Pakistan, who underwent a successful heart surgery at Bangalore, celebrates with his family.

Evening of devotional music at Kala Bhavan
Chandigarh, September 10
The local chapter of the Art of Living Foundation organised a spiritual music soiree - Aradhna - at Punjab Kala Bhavan open-air theatre here yesterday.

Farewell to temple builders
Chandigarh, September 10
Mr P.V. Sudhakaran, Deputy General Manager (Marketing), Punjab Tractors Limited, who played a major role in the setting up of the Sree Ayyappa temple in Sector 47 was given a warm farewell by Sree Ayyappa Samajam at the Press Club on Sunday evening.

Letters


 
CRIME

Student assaulted by batchmates
Chandigarh, September 10
A group of youngster, including students of Sector 31 Kendriya Vidyalaya, allegedly assaulted another student of the school and his cousin with sharp-edged weapons. The victims were rushed to the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital, from where they were discharged after administering first-aid.

One of the victims, who was assaulted in Chandigarh on Monday. —A Tribune photograph 

One of the victims, who was assaulted in Chandigarh on Monday.

Man held for stealing mobile phone
Chandigarh, September 10
The police has arrested a Ferozepur resident on charges of stealing a mobile phone. The police said the suspect was arrested on the complaint of Puja Saxena of Sector 20-B. The suspect has been identified as Manpreet Singh.



 
BUSINESS

Companies cashing in on VIP mobiles numbers
Chandigarh, September 10
Mobile companies are cashing in on the craze of Punjabis for the VIP and vanity numbers.

Pvt players threatening milk co-ops: Minister
Mohali, September 10
Multinational companies are entering the dairy market but their sole objective is to earn profit while the cooperatives are aimed at serving people, according to state co-operation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh.


 
EDUCATION

BEd teachers raise slogans
Mohali, September 10
BEd teachers of affiliated schools staged a protest outside the Punjab School Education Board office here today against the failure of the authorities to provide adequate staff for verification of experience certificates.

Syndicate to discuss lapses in depts
Chandigarh, September 10
Lapses by the faculty of the department of correspondence studies in failing to dispatch the internal assessment/practical assessment of some B.Com I students will be taken up by the Panjab University Syndicate when it meets on September 13.

From Schools
Paragon students join NASA project
Mohali, September 10
Students of Paragon School, Sector 71, have joined the NASA (National Aeronautical an Space Administration) project of studying clouds. It is a part of the worldwide partnership of teachers, students and scientists, all working together with NASA, to learn about environment. Students and teachers of the school will be involved in cloud watching, identifying them and sending the collected data to NASA, thus helping them to study the global atmosphere. This will help them to understand the working of Earth’s climate and improve their abilities to forecast and predict climate changes.

From Colleges
Students form human chain
Chandigarh, September 10
About 100 students formed a human chain to inaugurate a week-long function to mark International Ozone Preservation Day by Prakirti - the environment society of GCG, Sector 11, along with the science association. Students then marched to Matka Chowk and back, to spread awareness about the deletion of ozone layer and its effect on the melting of glaciers with the help of placards and banners. 
Students of GCG-11 march towards Matka Chowk to create awareness about depleting ozone layer.
Students of GCG-11 march towards Matka Chowk to create awareness about depleting ozone layer. —Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari

PU Poll
INSO holds car rally
Chandigarh, September 10
Close on the heels of rallies being organised by various student organisations to display their popularity, the Indian National Students Organisation (INSO) activists held a sizeable car rally on the Panjab University campus here today.

IN TOP GEAR: INSO activists during a car rally that travelled through Panjab University and concluded at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Monday. —Tribune Photo by Manoj Mahajan 

IN TOP GEAR: INSO activists during a car rally that travelled through Panjab University and concluded at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Monday.

PU Notes
Results declared
Chandigarh, September 10
Results of the following examinations held have been declared: M.Sc home science (C and T), 2nd semester, May 2007, MDS-II, July 2007.


COURTS

Arbitration Bill: Ministry mulls bifurcation
Chandigarh, September 10
Unconventional modes of dispute resolution are hot on the Centre’s agenda.

High Court
Notice to Bar body
A division Bench, comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Mahesh Grover, today issued notice of motion for October 12 to the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana and others on a petition filed by Jagmohan Singh Bhatti, advocate, seeking quashing of the election of Harish Narang as honorary secretary of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana in Chandigarh.

Replace mobile set: Forum
Chandigarh, September 10
The Consumer Redressal Forum (II) today ordered City Portraits and Colour Lab to replace the defective handset of Sumer Singh.


 
CULTURE

A made-for-theatre couple
Chandigarh, September 10
It is often said that behind every successful man, there is a woman, whatever may be his realm of profession. The same is true of the Kolkatta-based academician thespian Dr S.M. Azhar Alam with the visible supporting hand of his wife, Uma Jhunjhunwala, his partner in life and profession. Made for each other and theatre, their inter-caste marriage is a confluence of dramatic force and intellect, says Uma. 
A scene from play ‘Prashan Chinn?’ staged at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Monday. —
A scene from play ‘Prashan Chinn?’ staged at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Monday. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Reliving pangs of communal violence
Chandigrah, September 10
The elite city audience was treated to a diverse experimental theatre form by the Kolkatta-based ‘Little Thespian’ ensemble with an immaculate staging of a play ‘Prashan Chinn?’ at Tagore theatre here today.


 
SPORTS

Pak lads in city with friendship message
Chandigarh, September 10
It was a noble gesture on the part of DAV School, Sector 8, to invite the u-19 cricket team from Pakistan to play a friendly Twenty20 cricket series here. An 18-member delegation from Pakistan, including 14 players from different schools of Pakistan, arrived in the city today evening.

Yog Raj (left), chief coach of DAV School, Sector 8, and Qureshi Mohammad Shahzaad, Pakistan coach and manager, along with the Pakistan schools’ team in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph
Yog Raj (left), chief coach of DAV School, Sector 8, and Qureshi Mohammad Shahzaad, Pakistan coach and manager, along with the Pakistan schools’ team in Chandigarh on Monday.

Anirudh, Ricky star in DAV victory
Chandigarh, September 10
Splendid bowling spells by Anirudh and Ricky enabled DAV-8 to beat the Pakistan schools’ team in the inaugural

Rohin scripts win for Chandigarh XI
Chandigarh, September 10
Fine batting by Rohin enabled Chandigarh Youth XI to defeat Kishangarh XI by 58 runs in a match played for the Chandigarh Trophy at the Government Senior Secondary School-27 today. The tourney is being organised by the UT Cricket Association.

Easy win for Chandigarh eves
Mohali, September 10
The Chandigarh team won the senior women inter-district cricket tournament on the basis of the first-innings lead over the Mohali team in a match played at the YPS grounds, here, today.

ODI: Officials review preparations
Chandigarh, September 10
The Chandigarh administration and Haryana Cricket Association held a joint meeting at the UT secretariat here today to review the preparations for the forthcoming one-day international between India and Australia. The match is slated to be played on October 8 at the Sector 16 cricket stadium.

Wrestling trials on Sept 16
Chandigarh, September 10
The Chandigarh Wrestling Association will conduct trials to select the Chandigarh boys’ and girls’ teams on September 16 at the wrestling coaching centre in Sector 30 from 9 am.

Gaurav, Rohit shine
Chandigarh, September 10
Gaurav with his 65 runs in the first innings helped Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA) to get a one-point lead over Karnal Cricket Association (KCA) in the two-day league match of the inter-district u-17 tournament being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19.


ADMINISTRATION

Shifting of industrial units
City’s loss is Baddi’s gain
Chandigarh, September 10
The shifting of local industrial units to other areas, particularly Baddi, continues unabated in the wake of indifferent attitude of the Chandigarh administration.


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