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100 new posts approved at PGI
Pradeep Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
Over 100 new posts against new infrastructure have been approved at the PGI. At a meeting held under the chairmanship of the union health minister in New Delhi, over 80 appointments, including those at the senior level, were approved at the PGI.

The appointments were recently recommended by selection committees, sources told The Tribune here tonight.

The new posts had been created for new facilities, including trauma centre, gastrology ICU, gamma knife and bed scan. While some appointments are from outside the institute, a number of serving doctors have also been promoted.

In the wake of the patient rush and referral status of the PGI, the union ministry of health had recently decided to create new facilities and infrastructure there.

The sources said the promotion of the existing faculty members to high grades would go a long way in creating promotional avenues for the faculty. There was an acute shortage of faculty at the senior level in several departments following brain drain from the institute.



Manav Mangal win tae kwon do title
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 11
Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, won the top honours in the tae kwon do championship held at Shiv Mandir Hall, Sector 9, here today. The team won seven gold medals.

The tourney was organised by the District Panchkula Tae kwo do Association and Chandigarh Tae kwon do Association. The runners-up trophy went to the Tiger Club, Sector 46, Chandigarh.

Over 125 players from various schools and clubs participated in the championship.


Sub-junior boys

Below 18 kg: 1 Rohit Negi (Tiger Club)

18 to 24 kg: 1 Rohit (Manav Mangal School)

24 to 30 kg: 1 Sahil Bhardwaj (Tiger Club)

30 to 36 kg: 1 Anoop Singh(Shivalik Public School)

36 to 42 kg: 1 Sachin (Tiger Club)

42 to 48 kg: Rohan (Manav Mangal School)

48 to 54 kg: 1 Navneet (Manav Mangal School)

54 kg & above: 1 Arin (Manav Mangal School)

Junior boys

42 to 48 kg: 1 Nitiz Gurang (KV 3BRD)

48 to 54 kg: 1 Amit Kumar (GSS)

54 to 60 kg: 1 Ritesh (Manav Mangal School)

66 to 72 kg: 1 Gudoo Verma (Manav Mangal School)

Senior boys

Below 54 kg: 1 Gulshan (ACE)

54 to 60 kg: 1 Maqbool Khan (Tiger Club)

60 to 66 kg: 1 Dharminder (Manav Mangal School)

66 to 72 kg: 1 Amit (Tiger Club)

72 to 80 kg: 1 Hitesh Chauchan (Tiger Club)

Sub-junior girls

18 to 24 kg: 1 Shagun (ACE)

24 to 30 kg: 1 Komal

30 to 36 kg: 1 Shubra (Vijay Public School)

48 to 54 kg: 1 Gagandeep

Junior girls

36 to 42 kg: 1 Divya Krin (Bhavan Vidyalaya)

(60 to 66 kg): 1 Dilshad.



Club honours medal winners
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
Hanu Tae Kwon Do Club felicitated its two players Pooja Thakur and Jasween Kaur with cash rewards for winning laurels the Inter-School Sports and Games Competition 2007-08 held by the CBSE at Jaipur recently.

Pooja Thakur, class X student of Shivalik Public School, won gold in the under-19 kg category and Jasween Kaur of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School clinched silver in the 35-38 kg weight category in tae kwon do.

The club had announced cash rewards of Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 for Pooja Thakur and Jasween Kaur, respectively.

The club also rewarded Radhika Seth with cash prize of Rs 2,000 for winning gold in the Second Keshav Tae kwon do National Competition.



Chandigarh beat HP
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
Chandigarh beat Himachal Pradesh 43-20 in the Seven-A-Side Rugby National Tournament played on the Panjab University Campus here today.

The tournament is being conducted by the Seven-A-side Rugby Football Federation of India (SASRFI).

Director Sports I.S. Sandhu was the chief guest on the occasion.

Results: Harayna b Maharshtra 23-12, Chandigarh b Himachal Pradesh 43-20, Rajasthan b UP 67-25, Haryana d Mumbai 5-5.



Twenty20 camp
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 11
The Association of Twenty20 Cricket will organise a six-day camp at Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, from Dec 17 to select team for Under-17 National Twenty20 Tournament to be held in Chennai.



Fresh warrants against Himachal ADGP
Tribune News Service

Rajpura, December 11
A local court has issued fresh non-bailable warrants (NBW) against top cop of Himachal Pradesh police Bhupinder Singh Thind, who is holding the charge of ADGP (law and order) there. The police has been asked to produce the ADGP in the court by December 24.

The warrants were issued as Thind had failed to appear before the court in connection with a case pending against him, in which he had been accused of fraudulently selling a prime piece of land measuring 46 canal and 6 Marlas in Chaparchirdi village near Dera Bassi. The land belonged to NRI Prithpal Kaur, who had filed a complaint against the ADGP, through her niece Aninder Jawanda, accusing the ADGP of selling the land that belonged to her by getting a fake general power of attorney made in his own name.

The case was registered against the ADGP at Dera Bassi police station in November 2005 and the challan was produced in the court in January 2006. As the ADGP did not join the investigations, the Patiala police moved the court seeking issuance of non-bailable warrants against him.

It was on June 4 last year that the court had first issued non-bailable warrants against the cop in connection with the case.

However, the ADGP continued to elude the police teams that had gone to arrest him from Shimla. On June 23, Thind joined the investigations and appeared at the Patiala police headquarters where he submitted replies to over two dozen questions asked by the police.

The ADGP was also arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on October 26, last year, in connection with another case of fraud registered against him and some real estate promoters. The ADGP had been accused of availing loans worth lakh of rupees from different banks by mortgaging the same piece of property. He even had to undergo a 14-day judicial remand after being arrested by the CBI.



Six booked in dowry case
Tribune News Service

Kharar, December 11
Six people have been booked for allegedly demanding dowry and harassing Kanchan Bala, a resident of Ambedkar Colony, Sector 51, Chandigarh.

Kanchan got married to Vivek Kumar, a resident of Mullapur here in 1998. They have a daughter from the wedlock. In her complaint to the Sadar police, she alleged that her husband Vivek and his family had been pressurising her to bring dowry.

She works at PGIMER Chandigarh, while her husband Vivek too is a government employee. The Sadar police has booked Vivek, his father Brij Lal, mother Veena, aunt Saroj and uncles Vinod Kumar and Harinder Kumar. They have been booked under Sections 406, 498-A and 506, IPC.



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