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Centre nod to admission in GSMCH
Tribune News Service

Patiala, March 14
The Union government has given its nod to the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital to renew the permission for admission of the third batch of 100 MBBS students for the session 2009-10.

A communication sent by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to the GSMCH said the permission was subject to the condition that the admission process would be completed as per the time schedule prescribed in the regulations of the Medical Council of India (MCI).

A team of the Medical Council of India had inspected the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital last month for the purpose of admissions for the third batch of MBBS students and it had submitted its report to the Union government.

Dr AS Sekhon, dean of the Gian Sagar Colleges and principal of the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, said here today the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust had been promoted by Harvinder Singh Bhangoo in the memory of his Late grandfather Gurdial Singh Bhangoo.

The trust is being managed by medical professionals dedicated to undertake
human resource development programmes through educational, health and
community welfare activities by establishing schools, colleges, hospitals and
social welfare centres.

The college and hospital had been provided with state-of-the-art technology and had latest equipment in laboratories and audio-visual aids for teaching and training the medical students.

He said that the trust was committed to providing quality healthcare services to the people of this region.

He further said the trust had ambitious plans on the anvil for providing specialised health services and highly affordable rates.



Sarpanch, 22 others booked for damage
Tribune News Service

Rajpura, March 14
The sarpanch, a panchayat member and all the 21 members of gurdwara committee of Saidkheri village have been booked for damaging the belongings of a priest, who was residing in the gurdwara complex for past long time.

A large number of villagers, including the sarpanch and members of the gurdwara committee, allegedly ransacked the two rooms of the priest, Swaran Singh, and damaged his belongings yesterday.

The belongings, according to Swaran, included a refrigerator, an air conditioner, gutkas (holy books), chairs and tables.

In his complaint to the police, he alleged that the members of the committee wanted to evict him from the gurdwara over some frivolous charges.

Few months back, the sarpanch and the members of the committee levelled false allegations of selling the gurdwara ration, he said. These allegations were not proved till date, he added.

Officials at sadar police station said the earlier complaint of villagers, who wanted to evict the priest, has been sent for legal opinion.

As per the complainant, main accused in the case, including the sarpanch, are: committe member Gurmeet Singh, panchayat member and gurdwara committe member Gurnam Singh, gurdwara committee members Vilait Singh, Mokha Singh, Manga Singh, Chhinder Singh, Gurbachan Singh, Sukhbir Singh and Iqbal Singh.

He alleged that beside throwing out his belongings from the gurdwara premises, few of the things were also burnt.

They ransacked two rooms with sharp-edged weapons and sticks and make a big hole in one of the walls of the room. He was not present when the committee members and other villagers entered in gurdwara.

Police officials, who reached the spot, said it took nearly an hour to pacify the agitators who were shouting against Swaran.

Sadar SHO Sanjeev Singla said though a case under Sections 451, 427, 435, 148, 149 and 506 of the IPC has been registered, but a compromise is expected between both parties in two or three days.



Prize distribution function held
Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, March 14
The annual prize distribution function was organised in Government College, Dera Bassi, here on Friday.

Punjab health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla was the chief guest on the occasion. The college students welcomed the chief guest with shabad kirtan.

Principal Vipin Sobti read out the annual report of the college and highlighted the achievements of the students.

In last, the chief guest awarded the prizes and trophies among the students for their excellent performances in studies and other activities.


A one-day workshop on AIDS awareness was organised by WWICS in association with Fortis Hospital and TriCity Calling Magazine at WWICS headquarters here today.

In his welcome address, Col BS Sandhu, CMD WWICS, enumerated ways for creating mass awareness about HIV/AIDS particularly in urban areas.

The awareness programmes and extensive interactions would go a long way in motivating masses to adopt preventive measures for keeping a check on the spread of this dreaded disease.

Dr Anita Sharma from Fortis Hospital said, “Infection with HIV is occurring in all continents, but the major areas affected are sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South and South East Asia.

More that 200 CIIS students and 100 WWICS employees participated in the
AIDS awareness slogan competition as well as the quiz conducted by a doctor in
the workshop.

OJAS celebrated

The colourful annual day function “OJAS-2009” was organised by Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Landran, here today.

Students enthusiastically participated in various cultural events like bhangra, giddha, western dance performances, skits highlighting social evils, which jam-packed audience enjoyed to the fullest.

The main attraction of the show was “Malwai giddha” which enthralled the audience to loosen their feet.

Rohtash Kumar, DGM, the Punjab National Bank, the chief guest lighted the lamp to mark the beginning of the function while HN Mangal, AGM, the PNB, was the guest of honour during the occasion.

Addressing the students, Kumar described the current global recession prevailing in the market as an opportunity for them to channelise their resources.



Uncle of accused held
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, March 14
Even as the bodies of the Panchkula-based financier, Vinod Mittal, and his four-year-old son, Yashan, are yet to be traced, the local police today arrested Kishan Lal, maternal uncle of prime accused, Raju, from Hanumangarh in Rajasthan.

While Lal has been booked on charges of murder and conspiracy, the police has
failed to trace Raju and his wife, Shilpa, who have been absconding ever since
the alleged murder.

According to district SP, Amitabh Dhillon, investigation has established Lal’s involvement in the murder and the police has been looking for him.

He said the suspect was nabbed from Hanumangarh area and would be soon brought to the city for detailed interrogation.

Police officials were hopeful of getting some vital tips from Lal, which could lead them to Raju and his wife.

It is reliably learnt that he had been in touch with Raju after the alleged murder and this could provide some vital missing links to the case.

Meanwhile, the other accused in the case, Ashok, Sanjay, Mobil alias Chhotu Khan and Sonu, were remanded to judicial custody today, after they were produced in a local court here.

The police said it had taken hair samples of all the accused and the same had been sent to the CFSL for analysis.

It may be recalled that Mittal had left his house on February 14, along with his son, in his new Santro car (CH04A 5012) to meet one of his business partners, Raju, a resident of Baltana.

After they failed to return, a case was registered and the investigations revealed that they had been allegedly done to death by Raju and his associates.



Man held for cheating nieces
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, March 14
The police today arrested Babban Zaidi, accused of cheating and torturing his nieces under his guardianship

The two girls - Ilmaz and Kulsum - of Raipur Rani area, in a complaint filed at the court here on February 19 had alleged that their uncle, Babban Zaidi, had cheated them and tried to usurp the property in their name and even tortured them.

The study of both sisters was also discontinued as their school fee was not deposited though lakhs were deposited on their name in the banks, they alleged.

The custody of the girls was handed over to their uncle after their father was jailed for murdering their mother in 1993.

Following the complaint, Babban was booked under Sections 467, 468, 471, 506, 323, and 420 of the IPC on February 22 and the girls were being looked after by the social welfare department officials.



Two foreigners held
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, March 14
The FRO branch of the UT Police arrested two foreign nationals Joseph from USA and Stepin from France, from Shingar Residency, Burail, during a search operation conducted in various hotels and guesthouses here today.

A senior police official said both were staying in the hotel from August 28, 2008. But the hotel management neither maintained the record of their stay nor informed the FRO branch through “C” form as per the Foreigners Act.

It was further found that two hotels were running in the same plot under the
name of Hotel Shingar Regency and Hotel Star City in Burail. Two separate cases
have been registered.



2 held for fake registration of vehicle
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, March 14
The CIA staff, Kharar, after a tip off, arrested two persons, who were travelling in a stolen vehicle with fake registration.

The Zirakpur police registered a case on the complaint of the CIA staff. According to the police sources, the CIA got the information that a car had been stolen by two youths from Moga and they were driving around Zirakpur with fake number.

They set a naka on Zirakpur-Patiala highway with patrolling team and started checking the vehicles.

Sources said they stopped the Maruti car and found that the car had fake registration number of Delhi.



Five booked for fraud
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, March 14
The local police today booked five persons in a case of fraud on the complaint of Prem Chand Singla, proprietor of Shalimar Enclave in Dhakoli.

The accused were identified as DC Goel, a resident of Rajpura, Anita Dhillon, a resident of Mohali, Sarbjit Singh, Amrit Singh and Amarjit Singh.

The complainant alleged that on the behalf a company, Goel sold the commercial plot no. 4 to Dhillon in an illegal manner.

She and other accused encroached the space lying with shops. Meanwhile, sources said the complainant had given the complaint few months back.

Interestingly, the Mohali police wrongly mentioned the name of investigating officer Ajaib Singh, who did not know anything about the case and investigating officer Anoop Singh, who got the copy of the complaint this evening, sources added. A case has been registered.



Suresh beats Iswaran 5-2; enter final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 14
Suresh Kumar became the only boxer from city to register the final berth after beating Iswaran Murali of Malaysia in welter weight semifinals by 5-2 on the penultimate day of the 1st AK Mishra International Boxing Championship here today.

While Mukesh Kumar was defeated by Sunil Kumar of Haryana 5-8 in fly weight semifinals. World champion Balwinder of Young Colts edged past Manoj Kumar of RSPB with a narrow margin of 2-3 in a light welter weight encounter.

The match ended in a 4-4 draw. Later, the jury of appeal declared Balwinder the winner with 3-2 on the basis of the match points.

In lopsided 54kg category semifinals, Shayimov Orzubek of Uzbekistan outclassed Zhakipov of Kazakhstan 4-0.

On the other hand Zhakipov’s attempt to secure points proved abortive as Orzubek displayed his good footwork to get away with the punches.

After failing to secure even a point in the first half, the Kazak pugilist surrendered in the second half.

Results: Semifinals: Light Fly 48kg: Madan (HAR) bt M Hussain (RSPB) 10-8, Nanao Singh (SSCB) bt Mahmudov Alisher (UZB) 12-1; Fly 51kg: Sunil Kumar (HAR) bt Mukesh Kumar (CHD) 8-5, Suranjay Singh (SSCB) bt Sanjay Singh (YCI) 13-1; Bantam 54kg: Shayimov Orzubek (UZB) bt Zhakipov (KAZ) 4-0, Torak Kharpran (MEG) bt Vipin Kumar (YCI) 9-2; Feather 57kg: Agubayev (KAZ) bt Eddey Kalai (MAS) 21-6, Akshay Kumar (YCI) bt Chhotelal Yadav (SSCB) 7-2; Light 60kg: Ahmedov Kamoldin (UZB) bt Sanjay Kumar (YCI) 13-0, Jai Bhagwan (HAR) bt Rakesh Kalaskar (SSCB) 9-3; Light Welter 64kg: Balwinder (YCI) bt Manoj (RSPB) 3-2, Hudayberdyev Serdar (TKM) bt Vinit Kotian (JHA) 17-3; Welter 69kg: Suresh Kumar (CHD) bt Iswaran Murali (MAS) 5-2, Dilbagh (RSPB) bt J S Patil (SSCB) 9-2; Middle 75kg: Kuldeep (PUN) bt Saidaliyev (KAZ) 18-8, Kilichev Farrukh (UZB) bt Surender Kumar (AIP) 12-3; Light Heavy 81kg: Jasvir (RSPB) bt Ravinder Kumar (AIP) 5-0, Jagat Singh (YCI) bt Rinku (HAR) 14-1.



Prashanth thrashes Vikas in 2nd round
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 14
Vijay Kannan beat Yogesh Phogat in three sets 6-3, 0-6, 6-4 in a second round all-Indians qualifying match of the US $ 15,000 ITF Men's Futures at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association Stadium in Sector 10 on Saturday.

N Prashanth had no problem thrashing Vikas Shauhan in two sets 6-1, 6-0, while in another second round qualifying round, Niali Angus of Great Briton defeated Vidhan Vyas of India 6-3, 6-3.

Meanwhile, CLTA trainee Vijayant Malik, who is among the Indian probables for the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi, received a wild card.

Others to get wild cards were Ronak Manuja, Vivek Shokeen and Navinder Pal Singh. The main draw will begin on March 16.

Results: Ist round: Chandom Shaolin (Ind) bt Maninder Singh (Ind) 7-5, 6-3, Shahbaaz Khan (Ind) bt Jame Nolst Trenite (Ind) 6-3, 6-3, Ankit Sachdeva (Ind) bt Arvind Singh (Ind) 6-1, 6-0, Prateek Bhambri (Ind) bt Abhishek Bangia (Ind) 6-0, 6-0, Nishank Mishra (Ind) bt Neishit Vakil (Ind) 6-0. 6-0. Ajai Selvaraj (Ind) bt Akshay Ahuja (Ind) 6-0, 6-1, Shivang Mishra (Ind) bt Varun Walia (Ind) 6-2, 6-4, Lakhshit Sood (Ind) bt Kunal Anand (Ind) 6-4, 6-3, Digvijay S Mehta (Ind) bt Jitin Bishnoi (Ind) 6-2, 6-3, Vishal Punna bt Huai-en Chang (Tpe) 6-3, 6-2, Pulkit Mishra (Ind) bt V Runglertmaneepong (Tha) 6-2, 6-4, Kamala Kannan (Ind) bt B Parthasarathy (Ind) 6-4, 6-0, Chandril Sood (Ind) bt Sameer Patwardhan (Ind) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0; IInd round: Niali Angus (GBR) bt Vidhan Vyas (Ind) 6-3, 6-3, N Prashanth (Ind) bt Vikas Shauhan (Ind) 6-1, 6-0, Vijay Kannan (Ind) bt Yogesh Phogat (Ind) 6-3, 0-6, 6-4.



Maharashtra, Haryana to lock horns in quarters
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 14
Quarterfinalists have been spotted in the 57th All-India Police Hockey Championship conducted by the Chandigarh Police at the Sector 42 and Sector 18 Hockey Stadium here today.

Jammu and Kashmir qualified for quarterfinal by topping their Pool D as they outclassed Rajasthan by 8-1 margin. Rajasthan contained rampaging Jammu and Kashmir to 1-3 lead in the first half.

Later, Jammu and Kashmir went all out and added five more goals for their comfortable victory. Their captain Gurtej Singh scored three goals in the 33rd, 45th and 50th minute.

Amrinder Pal Singh found the target in the fourth and 38th minute. Sartaj Singh (4st), Satwant Singh (61st ) and Onkar Singh (34th ) were other goal-getters for the winners. Harish scored the solitary goal for Rajasthan in the 13th minute.

The quarterfinal line-up is: Punjab Police (Pool A) vs Karnataka (Pool C), CISF (Pool B) vs Jammu and Kashmir (Pool D), Maharashtra (Pool E) vs Haryana (Pool G) and CRPF (Pool F) vs BSF (Pool H).



Vijay Kumar sets record, shares lead with Bhullar
Donald Banerjee

Panchkula, March 14
Vijay Kumar from Lucknow fired a record hurricane 64 to be the joint leader along with Gaganjeet Bhullar from Kapurthala as they finished with an identical 12 under 204 score on the penultimate day of the Rs 30 lakh prize money PGTI Players Championship on the par-72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club here today.

Trailing the joint leaders four strokes behind was Chandigarh's Harendra P. Gupta with a tally of eight under 208.

After Bhullar had equalled the course record , it was Vijay Kumar's day today. This Lucknow-based professional set the Panchkula greens on fire, firing six birdies (1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th) on the front nine.

He added two more birdies on the back nine for a flawless eight under par 64. This was one stroke better than the previous record held by Bhullar and Karanjit Sandhu.

He made 16 regulations and excelled with the putter throughout the day. Bhullar (65, 73, 66) came up with seven birdies and a lone bogey to produce a crucial six under 66 on Saturday.

Harendra Gupta (71, 69, 68) currently is a distant third at eight under 208. Second round leader Vinod Kumar (67, 69, 74) slipped to tied fourth spot after turning in a two over 74 on day three. His total stands at six under 210.

Anirban Lahiri (71, 69, 70) joined Vinod in tied fourth. The Chandigarh duo of Harmeet Kahlonand Gurbaaz Mann, Mukesh Kumar and Mohd Siddikur Rahman from Bangladesh and share the sixth place with matching totals of five under 211.

Ashok Kumar’s three under 213 total placed him tied 12th along with Jaiveer S. Virk and Chandigarh's Sujjan Singh and Ranjit Singh tied 17th at even par 216 while A.S. Lehal is occupying the 22nd spot at one over par 217. Gaurav Ghei and C Muniyappa were both in tied 23rd at two over 218.

Leading scores: 204 Vijay Kumar (72-68-64) and Gaganjeet Bhullar (65-73-66); 208 Harendra P. Gupta (71-69-68); 210 Anirban Lahiri (71-69-70) and Vinod Kumar (67-69-74); 211 Harmeet Kahlon (71-72-68), Gurbaaz P.S. Mann (73-68-70).



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