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One of the injured being taken to hospital after a fight at DAV College in Chandigarh on Tuesday. SOPU-PUSU at it again
Two hurt in
brawl at DAV

Chandigarh, January 20
Two students were badly injured in a brawl between two groups of SOPU and PUSU at DAV College here today.

One of the injured being taken to
hospital after a fight at DAV
College in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
A Tribune photograph

CITCO joint gets the wrong stare
Chandigarh, January 20
Youths in cars make rounds near the CITCO food joint at Leisure Valley in Chandigarh on Tuesday. “Stop ‘n’ Stare”, CITCO’s eating joint at Leisure Valley in Sector 10 here has become a hangout for hooligans, thanks to the police that has failed to check rowdy elements using the ground for stunt driving.

Youths in cars make rounds near the CITCO food joint at Leisure Valley in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Beating the Odds
Man stands up for bed-ridden niece
Chandigarh, January 20
Avtar Singh, maternal uncle of Dolly who was found dead at her Sector 40 house here on Saturday, today said that he would take bed-ridden Jasbir Kaur along with him to Ludhiana to take care of her.

LS Poll
Second-rung leaders missing
Chandigarh, January 20
At a time when 38-year-old Omar Abdullah has become become the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, the second-rung leadership seems to be missing here.



Lack of staff cripples public convenience at PU
A locked toilet on the Panjab University campus.Chandigarh, January 20
The lack of staff in Panjab University has crippled public convenience on the varsity grounds, as almost all toilets remained closed having no ‘chowkidar’ while students complain of the non-availability of toilets.

A locked toilet on the Panjab University campus.
Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Two flute sellers share ‘notes’ in Phase VII, Mohali, on Tuesday.
IN SYNC: Two flute sellers
share ‘notes’ in Phase VII,
Mohali, on Tuesday. Tribune
photo: Vicky Gharu

Contractual nurses strike work
Chandigarh, January 20
Around 60 nurses on contract at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, today struck work for two hours to protest against the non-payment of salary for December.

Garbage Disposal Plant
Rodrigues’ visit raises eyebrows
Chandigarh, January 20
The today’s “brief” visit by UT Administrator Gen SF Rodrigues and Municipal Commissioner Roshan Commissioner along with other officers to the municipal corporation’s controversial garbage disposal plant, Dadu Majra, sparked off a new debate with most councillors objecting to the same.

Guv visits furniture market
Chandigarh, January 20
UT Administrator SF Rodrigues today visited the furniture market in Sector 53 and took stock of the situation and loss of property caused in the recent fire there.

Admn neglect forced residents to make alteration
Chandigarh, January 20
Residents of “cheap houses” built in early 50s in four sectors seem to be outside the jurisdiction of the Chandigarh administration.

Ration card seekers throng admn complex
Mohali, January 20
A huge rush of ration card seekers at Suvidha Centre in the district administrative complex, Mohali, on Wednesday. A huge rush of ration card seekers was witnessed at the district administrative complex in Phase I here. Lured by the announcement made by an Akali leader during the suvidha camp held on January 17 and then during Vikas Yatra of Punjab Chief Minister here on January 20, that ration cards would be made, residents from rural and slum areas of the district thronged the complex here.

A huge rush of ration card seekers at Suvidha Centre in the district administrative complex, Mohali, on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Musical tributes paid to Saigal
Chandigarh, January 20
The life size image of legendary actor, singer KL Saigal pervaded the Randhawa auditorium, as the music enthusiasts and ardent admirers of his golden voice, which virtually stilled the flow of time, converged at the auditorium much before the musical tribute soiree commenced.

Interpreting books, films
Chandigarh, January 20
The films and literature, though diverse art forms have one major quality of narrative in common but both the mediums are complimentary to each other, opined the Prof Emeritus, ML Raina, an eminent litterateur, literary critic and scholar.

Freedom fighters to get free treatment
Chandigarh, January 20
In order to extend maximum support and assistance to freedom fighters, the Chandigarh administration has granted free medical treatment to all surviving freedom fighters living in the city.

Stress on religious policy of Ashoka
Chandigarh, January 20
The department of ancient Indian history, culture and archaeology, Panjab University Chandigarh, organised Prof Lakshman Sarup Memorial lecture on ‘Religious policy of Ashoka’ that was delivered by Prof KK Thaplyal, former Prof and head department of ancient Indian history, culture and archaeology, Lucknow University. The lecture was chaired by Prof OP Bharadwaj, former Veda Vyasa Prof of Indology.

Malnutrition drops by 5 per cent
Chandigarh, January 20
School Health Scheme year 2006-09 aimed at providing preventive and curative services in 104 government schools has exhibited positive results.

‘Customer satisfaction is the mantra’
Chandigarh, January 20
Customer satisfaction is the main mantra in any corporate field, Pawan Aggarwal, CEO of the Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Supplier Association revealed.

Strengthen child labour Act


PU to ban ad hoc recruitment
Chandigarh, January 20
Panjab University authorities have decided to abolish ad hoc recruitment and appoint regular staff in every department of the campus.

Social science congress at PU from today
Chandigarh, January 20
Panjab University is organising a two-day First Chandigarh Social Science Congress from January 21.

Moot Court Competitions
UILS students bring laurels
Chandigarh, January 20
Students from the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) have brought laurels for the institute by winning distinctions in two national-level moot competitions.


Ambala to have 5 new substations
Ambala, January 20
Ambala district will have five new 66 kV substations by the end of the current financial year. A spokesman for the Haryana Power Utilities said here today that the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) had approved the construction of 66 kV substations at Ber Kheri and Santohki.

Gang of thieves busted
Kalka, January 20
The Pinjore police claimed to have busted a gang of thieves today. According to sources, four miscreants from Duddi Kallan village near Madhan Wala of Pinjore block have been nabbed, who were involved in many theft incidents of the area.

In debt, man commits suicide
Kharar, January 20
Trapped in debt, a 31-year-old man committed suicide today in Balongi. The deceased Jagjit Singh hung himself to a fan in his room.

Absentee BDPO’s salary stopped
Ropar, January 20
In a move which may be lesson for all absentee and negligent government officials, the Ropar Deputy Commissioner has directed that the salary of the BDPO of Chamkaur Sahib be stopped until further orders.

Workshop on quality management
Ropar, January 20
“The purpose of quality education is to convert an empty mind into an open one,” said Ravinder Singh, CEO, IET Bhaddal, at a workshop on total quality management.

Ex-DGP for combating cyber crime
Patiala, January 20
Computonics club of the department of computer science, Khalsa College Patiala, organised a lecture on ‘IT Act and challenges of cyber crime’ today by Lalit Bhatia, former director general of police.

Training on child feeding
Patiala, January 20
A training programme on infant and young child feeding was held at Government Medical College here yesterday.

56 examined at cancer camp
Bassi Pathana, January 20
“Cancer Roko” an NGO being run by Manjit Kaur Chawla Trust (MKCT) today organised breast and cervix cancer detection camp at Bawa Nursing Home.


IAS officer gets anticipatory bail
Chandigarh, January 20
Additional District and Sessions Judge SK Aggarwal today granted anticipatory bail to IAS officer Anurag Verma, his brother and father in the case of misappropriation of property filed by his wife Shveta.

Misappropriation: Ex-branch manager surrenders
Chandigarh, January 20
Dilip Ganesh Kulkarni, former branch manager of the city branch of GIC Housing Finance Limited, surrendered before the court of Judicial Magistrate Dr Rajneesh.


Businessman Rajinder Jindal in the custody of income tax officials in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Businessman held for tax evasion
Chandigarh, January 20
Income tax officials today arrested a
local businessman, Rajinder Jindal, for
alleged non-payment of tax arrears to the
tune of Rs 15 lakh.

Businessman Rajinder Jindal in the custody of income tax officials in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Two killed in accidents
Vipin KumarChandigarh, January 20
Vipin Kumar, a 24-year-old motorcyclist, was killed after being hit by a Scorpio in Manimajra last night while in another incident, Balwant Rai of Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, was crushed to death under a truck near Fun Republic this afternoon.                                         
Vipin Kumar

3 held for snatchings
Chandigarh, January 20
The Chandigarh police claimed to have solved several cases of snatching with the arrest of three youngsters, one of whom is the son of a retired police inspector.

Police drags feet on action against travel agent
Chandigarh, January 20
The Chandigarh police is apparently dragging its feet on proceeding against a Bhiwani-based travel agent on a complaint lodged by a Sector-47 resident against the accused.

4 minors held for assault
Chandigarh, January 20
The police has arrested four minors of Ram Darbar for assaulting and intimidating Sandeep Kumar, a resident of Sector 29.

Goods worth Rs 2 lakh stolen from factory
Panchkula, January 20
Thieves broke into a factory in the Industrial Area and took away goods worth Rs 2 lakh here yesterday.

Ajiab Singh PU employee killed in accident
Mohali, January 20
A pall of gloom descended at the house of Ajiab Singh, a junior assistant in Panjab University, Chandigarh, who died in a tragic road accident near Kumbhra traffic lights last night.                                        
Ajiab Singh

Car stolen from Phase VII
Mohali, January 20
An alert car owner could not save his Honda City from the clutches of thieves in Phase VII last night.


League matches end in draw
Chandigarh, January 20
Both of the hotly contested league matches played on the fifth day of the Panjab University Inter-College Football (men) A-Division Championship ended in a draw here today on the PU grounds.

NCC cadets shoot 4 silver, 9 bronze medals
Chandigarh, January 20
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) team won four silver and nine bronze medals at the 52nd National Shooting Championships held in Kerala.

Kang tied second in amateur golf championship
Chandigarh, January 20
Harjinder Singh Kang of Chandigarh overcame a tiring humid day to finish tied second at two over 74 along with Biren Dey and Lt Col SK Lakra on the opening day of the LG Western India Amateur Golf Championship on the par 71 greens of the Poona Golf Club in Pune today.

Saaniya back for DLF tour
Chandigarh, January 20
Saaniya Sharma, one of the longest hitters, is back for the last two legs of the DLF Women's Professional Golf Tour. She had been recuperating in Hyderabad after undergoing a surgery in August.

Trials for coaching camp
Chandigarh, January 20
The Chandigarh Golf Club held trials for children below 11 years (D category on the national circuit) to select the best six for an advanced coaching programme to be held free on the club greens.


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