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Operation Cover-up
DC spots illegal mining
But made to believe otherwise
Panchkula, January 21
The mafia involved in illegal mining has deep roots in the district. This came to light when all machinery, besides officials from the mining department and the police got together to allegedly cover up the matter even as Deputy Commissioner Rajender Kataria detected illegal mining here today.

SDO found dead in Sector 46
Dispute with father cited as reason
Chandigarh, January 21
Ashok Karwal (50), an SDO in the Bhakhra Beas Management Board, was found dead near the green belt in Sector 46 here last night.
File photo of Ashok Karwal
File photo of Ashok Karwal

31 bonded labourers freed
Lalru, January 21
The SDM of Dera Bassi rescued 31 bonded labourers from a brick-kiln located at Jouli village in the Lalru block of Mohali district today.
The bonded labourers who were released after a raid on a brick-kiln at Lalru on Wednesday. The bonded labourers who were released after a raid on a brick-kiln at Lalru on Wednesday. 
A Tribune photograph

3 appointed PGI Emeritus Professor
Chandigarh, January 21
Three former PGI doctors — Dr GK Khullar, Dr SK Gupta and Dr Sudha Suri — have been appointed Emeritus Professor at the PGI here.


UP IN SMOKE: A man defies the smoking ban at Subzi Mandi, Sector 26, Chandigarh.
UP IN SMOKE: A man defies the smoking ban at Subzi Mandi, Sector 26, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

DAV students expelled
Chandigarh, January 21
The DAV College authorities have expelled, Shaminder Singh, Jajwinder Singh and Arshdeep Singh based on inputs provided by the police in connection with the brawl between two groups here yesterday.

Police vehicle to cope with disaster
Chandigarh, January 21
The police is going to purchase a disaster management vehicle equipped with special instruments to deal with any disaster in the city. The UT administration has sanctioned a sum of Rs 17 lakh for this purpose.


Faux Pas?
Assault by ASP
Centre ‘marks’ probe to Rajasthan DGP
Chandigarh, January 21
In a curious turn of events, the Union Home Ministry has forwarded the representation of local shopkeeper Arvind Kumar Pandey, who was allegedly thrashed by ASP Madhur Verma, for a CBI probe to Director-General of Police (DGP) Rajasthan for “appropriate action”.

Fire extinguishers at PU outdated
Chandigarh, January 21
No activity can be allowed to take place in any of the buildings of Panjab University if the authorities go by fire and safety norms, as all fire extinguishers installed on the campus have outlived their utility.

Rejected fire extinguishers on the PU campus in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph
Rejected fire extinguishers on the PU campus in Chandigarh.

Rally by Mulazim Manch
Chandigarh, January 21
Members of Chandigarh and Punjab chapter of the Mulazim Manch held a rally in support of their demands at Sector 17 today. The employees demanded early release of the pay commission report, regularisation of daily wagers, scrapping of public-private partnership policy, restoration of old pension scheme and reinstatement of dismissed leaders.

MC forms 11 committees
Chandigarh, January 21
The Chandigarh municipal corporation yesterday constituted 11 committees. The committees have 99 members on board.

Sec-37 firm told to rectify defect
Chandigarh, January 21
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has asked Global Engineers and Associates, Sector 37, to remove defect in water proofing treatment of the roof of a school.

Teachers to go on 2-hr strike today
Chandigarh, January 21
Approximately 10,000 teachers working in five universities, 54 government colleges and 170 non-government colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh will go on a strike for two hours in the colleges and university tomorrow.

4-day theatre fest begins
Chandigarh, January 21
An immaculate staging of a Punjabi play “Terrorist di premika” by off stage company, Moga, at the Randhawa auditorium gave a grandiose start to “Nawan Punjabi Rangmanch”, a four-day theatre festival of plays.

Health team issues 30 challans
Mohali, January 21
In a bid to make Mohali smoke free, officials of the health department cracked down on persons selling cigarettes and other items containing tobacco as well as those smoking in public places here today. The team conducted raids in Phases-1, 8, 9, 10 and 11 and challans were issued to shopkeepers and others under the Anti-Tobacco Control Act -2003.

‘Need to revamp architectural perspective’
Chandigarh, January 21
While the city’s well-planned layout continues to mesmerise many but for architecture students from University of Washington and University of Wisconsin it’s high time that we revamp our architectural perspective to further accentuate Le Corbusier’s creation.


Multi-disciplinary approach required: VC
Chandigarh, January 21
Panjab University has taken a lead by setting up Centre in Emerging Areas in Science and Technology and Centre for Emerging Areas in Social Sciences. This was said by Vice-Chancellor Prof RC Sobti today, while inaugurating the two-day Chandigarh Social Science Congress at the university.

GMCH-32 to start MD in psychiatry
Chandigarh, January 21
Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, has been granted recognition for commencing postgraduate course (MD in psychiatry). The Postgraduate Committee of the Medical Council of India took the decision.

Students participate in Gita recitation competition
Panchkula, January 21
Local chapter of the Gita Prachar Samiti, Panchkula, celebrated Gita Diwas by organising Gita recitation competition at Bhavan Vidhyala, Sector 15, today. More than 100 students participated in the contest. The winners were given cash prize of Rs 2,500, Rs 1,500, Rs 1,100 and books.

A student recites the Gita at Bhavan Vidhyala, Panchkula, on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph
A student recites the Gita at Bhavan Vidhyala, Panchkula, on Wednesday.

PU physics dept gets Rs 2 cr
Chandigarh, January 21
The Panjab University’s Department of Physics, a UGC centre of advanced study in the subject, has been recognised as "DST’s FIST-sponsored department".


Power plant contractors ‘ignore’ service tax
Ropar, January 21
The contractors of the Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant, Lehra Mohabbat, and Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant, Bathinda, are fleecing the government as none of them is complying with service tax matters since 2004. An A-class contractor of Punjab and local resident, Rajinder Singh Sodhi, said this, while addressing a press conference.

Schoolchildren participate in a rehearsal for the Republic Day function at Police Lines ground in Ambala on Wednesday.
Schoolchildren participate in a rehearsal for the Republic Day function at Police Lines ground in Ambala on Wednesday. Tribune photo: 
Kamal Sachar

Muslims need technical education: Kidwai
Ambala, January 21
Dr AR Kidwai, Governor, Haryana, said the Muslim community had been lagging behind in education. He was here to lay down the foundation stone of a school, to be run by a Muslim education trust.

Private FM channels little threat to AIR: Director
Patiala, January 21
"Private FM channels assuming to sustain themselves on the strength of their “jockeys” and abstract content can never eclipse potential and prowess of public broadcasting system of All-India Radio (AIR) in India. They can neither match range, reach and diversity of programmes of AIR with commercial tendencies dominating their standpoints."

Job mela on January 25
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 21
Dolphin Group of Colleges in collaboration with Career Aid, Chandigarh, is organising a job mela on Sunday on the campus of Dolphin (PG) College of Life Sciences.

150 attend pathology meet
Patiala, January 21
Over 150 top pathologists from all over the region here today participated in a scientific meet “Pathology update-2009” organised by the department of pathology of Government Medical College.

Threat call to SP sends police in tizzy
Ambala, January 21
The GRP and the local police are in a tizzy ever since SP, Railways, Bharti Arora had received a threatening call here a week ago.


German’s Case
Registering authority clerk deposes
Chandigarh, January 21
In the rape case of 20-year-old German tourist, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge RS Attri today recorded the statement of the clerk in the office of registering authority, Yamuna Nagar, Des Raj, who confirmed the ownership of Scorpio in which the tourist was abducted.

High Court
Abolition of paid parking
MC told to clarify stand
Chandigarh, January 21
The Punjab and Haryana High Court wants the local municipal corporation to clarify its stand on the issue of abolishing paid parking system in the city.

Passport Scam
Police remand of Gujarat resident extended
Chandigarh, January 21
A local court today remanded Gujarat resident, Parveen Ishwar Lal Patel, in police custody for two more days. The prosecution claimed that the police was yet to recover the forged passport for which the police would go to Ahmedabad to arrest travel agent Dikshant Patel.

Production of Undertrial
Court notice to Haryana DGP
Chandigarh, January 21
Additional District and Sessions Judge SK Aggarwal has sent a notice to Haryana DGP over failure to produce an undertrial lodged at Ambala Jail in court. The court has also asked the DGP to instruct Ambala SP to appear before the court on February 17.

Student’s Murder
Charges framed against nine
Panchkula, January 21
Charges were framed against nine accused in the murder case of Kushal Sharma, a student, who was killed on September 27 near Government College, Sector-1, here today.

Youth acquitted of rape charge
Chandigarh, January 21
District Sessions Judge KK Garg yesterday acquitted Nittu of rape charge but convicted him of abducting a minor.


Gang of robbers busted, four held
Chandigarh, January 21
The Chandigarh Police has arrested a four-member gang of robbers and recovered around three quintal aluminum that they had stolen from Industrial Area after assaulting a watchman last month.

The four men accused of robbery in police custody at Sector 31, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
The four men accused of robbery in police custody at Sector 31, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.

Sec-8 resident booked for fraud
Chandigarh, January 21
Jagmeet Singh, a resident of Sangrur, lodged an FIR alleging that Sanjiv Parbhakar of Sector 8 took Rs 3.53 lakh and passport from his brother to send him abroad on study visa on January 27, 2003 but he neither sent his brother abroad nor returned the money. A case has been registered.

Labourer dies after fall
Mohali, January 21
A labourer died after falling from a building in the industrial area here today.


Chandigarh thrash Amritsar by 10 wickets
Chandigarh, January 21
Superb bowling spell of Satnam Singh (4/29) and Naresh Gogyan (3/28) led Chandigarh to an easy win over Amritsar by 10 wickets during the 2nd round of the FC Mittal Trophy Tournament held at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, here today.
Chandigarh won the toss and put Amritsar to bat, who was bold out on a meager total of 74 in 28 overs.

Satnam Singh (4/29) and Naresh Gogyan (3/28), who played pivotal role in the win of Chandigarh against Amritsar during the FC Mittal Trophy on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Satnam Singh (4/29) and Naresh Gogyan (3/28), who played pivotal role in the win of Chandigarh against Amritsar during the FC Mittal Trophy on Wednesday.

Golf Tour
Shaky start by city girls
Chandigarh, January 21
Parnita Garewal and Preetinder Kaur of Chandigarh carded a miserable 23 over 95 to start the day at the joint last slot as Shalini Malik of Delhi took the lead with a five over par 77 in the eighth leg of the DLF Women's Professional Golf Tour today.

Kang holds on to tied second slot
Chandigarh, January 21
Harjinder Singh Kang of Chandigarh continued to hold on to the tied second slot firing a none too impressive three over 74 to trail the leader Jasjeet Singh by four strokes at the midway stage of the LG Western India Amateur Golf Championship on the par 71 greens of the Poona Golf Club in Pune today.

Assn demand stumps roller hockey team
Chandigarh, January 21
The Chandigarh Roller Skating Association gave a shock to the city senior national roller hockey team today when it demanded Rs 2,500 a day before the 46th National Roller Hockey and Inline Hockey Championship, which is to kick off from tomorrow here in the city.

Olympic winners join as DSPs
Panchkula, January 21
Boxers Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt joined as Deputy Superintendents with Haryana police today.

35 teams for soccer meet
Chandigarh, January 21
More than 35 teams will compete from various schools of the city during the “Tata Tea Jaago Re Soccer Stars”, a national tournament organised by the Tata Tea in association with Arsenal FC, UK.


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