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Industrialist gets 7-yr RI for rape
Chandigarh, February 6
Narinder Singh A local court today convicted the director of Frontier Cycles Industries, Ludhiana, on charges of raping a woman in 2007. The court of the Additional District and Sessions Judge, GC Garg, today held Narinder Singh, director of Frontier Cycles, guilty and sentenced him to seven-year rigorous imprisonment, besides a fine of Rs 5,000.

Spurt in conjunctivitis cases
Chandigarh, February 6
After H1N1 and seasonal flu, the city is now witnessing a rise in the cases of conjunctivitis, a highly infectious eye disease, with 10 to 12 patients reporting in city hospitals everyday.

Ring road to ease UT-Kharar stretch
Mohali, February 6
After gathering dust for years, a proposal to decongest the Chandigarh-Kharar section of National Highway No. 21 by providing a Kharar bypass has been revived.

Rain round the corner
Chandigarh, February 6
For most part of the day today, it was cloudy sky and drizzle in the city. It seemed the rain god would smile after a long dry spell in December and January.


Review taxes, industrialists urge CM
Mohali, February 6
The Mohali Industries Association (MIA) has urged the Punjab Chief Minister to review the decision of levying additional taxes and withdrawing these notifications failing which industrial unit owners will launch a massive agitation.


An overcast sky lends a romantic touch to Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

BJP protests price hike, 551 held
Chandigarh, February 6
A total of 551 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists were arrested today when they tried to enter the prohibited area towards the Punjab Raj Bhawan for submitting a memorandum against the increase in prices of essential commodities to UT Administrator-cum-Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil.

Focus on safeguarding intellectual property
Chandigarh, February 6
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the region risk losing business by not applying for a patent and hence losing out on their intellectual property rights. This was the general refrain of international IPR experts at an IPR awareness and commercialisation conference “2010-2020: Decade for IPR awareness and commercialisation for Indian SME’s” at the PHD Chamber here today.

Bedi denies receiving apology from Bajaj
Panchkula, February 6
A day after Ranjit Bajaj claimed to have tendered an apology to Gurmohan Singh Bedi through email for the incident at hotel North Park, Bedi denied of receiving any such mail here today.

Malkiat Singh performs during Jalsa event organised at Parade Ground in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Brahma Kumaris hold peace march
Mohali, February 6
The Mohali unit of the Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya organised a peace march here today as part of the Shivratri celebrations.

New DRM assumes charge
Chandigarh, February 6
YP Singh after being posted as divisional railway manager (DRM), Ambala division, assumed the charge at the Ambala Cantonment railway station here yesterday.

Seminar on climate change
Chandigarh, February 6
The British Council today organised a seminar on “Understanding climate change” at the ICSSR Complex in Panjab University here today.

Public Darbar
Officer-level problems to be kept out
Chandigarh, February 6
While UT Administrator Shivraj Patil is carrying on with public darbar ceremonies, he does not want complaints which can be redressed at the officers’ level to be included.

Police on Sattu’s lookout for threatening Mayor
Chandigarh, February 6
The local police has launched a campaign to arrest Satpal Sattu, who threatened the Mayor and two of her predecessors over phone on February 4.

Talk on yoga for health
Chandigarh, February 6 Yoga is skill in action, said Rajinder Kumar, an accomplished yogacharya, while delivering a talk on “Yoga for health” organised by the First Friday Forum at the Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, here.

Meeting with slum dwellers
Chandigarh, February 6
The Salaam Zindagi Charitable Trust conducted a meeting with residents of a slum in Sector 52 here today.


Carve flexible exam duration, CBSE to schools
Chandigarh, February 6
In lieu of the upcoming examination for Class IX, the CBSE has directed all its affiliated schools to carve out flexible exam duration to justly address the difference in the pace at which students respond to questions.

From Colleges
Principles of non-linear editing elaborated
Chandigarh, February 6
In order to bridge the industry academia gap, the department of mass communication and functional English, GGDSD College, Sector 32, today invited Punjabi Tribune assistant editor Daljit Ami and documentary director to throw light on the television and documentary production. He apprised students about the pre-production, production and post-production stages of the television production.

Symposium on biotechnology
Chandigarh, February 6
The department of biotechnology and department of biochemistry, GGDSD College, Sector 32 C, organised a one-day national symposium on “Biotechnology: Innovations and challenges” sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Government of India.

Science Congress
500 students confirm participation
Chandigarh, February 6
Having received directions from the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, New Delhi, to strengthen its interaction with schools, Panjab University is all set to organise a science congress especially for schoolchildren on its premises.

Officials inspect Shivalik school
Chandigarh, February 6
A team of UT officials, including SDM Abhishek Dev and DPI(S) Sunil Bhatia, inspected the Shivalik Public School again here today to ascertain its stand on the withdrawal of its affiliation by the CBSE.

Tribune Impact
SMS service for students
Chandigarh, February 6
The Panjab University Vice-Chancellor has announced an SMS service for students to communicate directly with him about their grievances.


Apparel exhibition by students
Patiala, February 6
An exhibition “Creations 2010” was organised by the department of fashion designing and technology, displaying a collection of various types of apparels, including traditional Indian wear, bridal wear and kids wear.

Black market: Kerosene sells at Rs 30 per litre
Bassi Pathana, February 6
The alleged open black marketing of kerosene has put a heavy strain on the scanty resources of labourers and daily wagers. The poor section of society is worst hit as the fuel is being sold at Rs 30 per litre by the black marketers instead of Rs 9.25 per litre on ration depots.


Fake yoga certificate case in JMIC’s court
Chandigarh, February 6
A day after another magistrate withdrew himself from hearing the case pertaining to the alleged fake yoga certificate of UT policeman Ram Gopal, the court of chief judicial magistrate (CJM) J Sidhu today committed the case to the court of JMIC Sunil Kumar.


Gang of vehicle thieves busted
Chandigarh, February 6
The local police today arrested four vehicle thieves who allegedly used to sell parts of stolen vehicles in the market to dodge the police.

Car, scooter stolen
Chandigarh, February 6 Raj Kumar of Jalandhar has reported to police that someone stole his Scorpio car (PB03D-9409) from Sector 3 on Wednesday.


Inter-School Tournament
GNPS, Satluj make it to semis
Chandigarh, February 6
Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), Sector 36, and Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula, entered the semifinals of the Times-NIE-Cremica Inter-School Tournament here today.

A batsman plays a shot during a match of the Times-NIE-Cremica Inter-School Tournament in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Football Festival
Mount Carmel edge out Vivek for title
Chandigarh, February 6
Hosts Mount Carmel snatched an exciting 1-0 verdict against luckless Vivek High School, Sector 38, in the final of the Chandigarh Football Festival for Under-11 for Mount Carmel Trophy at Mount Carmel School ground in Sector 47 here today.

Kahlon fights back to finish tied sixth
Chandigarh, February 6
Harmeet Kahlon of Chandigarh gave a good display of the short game to finish tied sixth in the Aircel-PGTI Players Championship that concluded on the par-70 greens of the Tollygunge Golf Club in Kolkata yesterday.

Mamta, Devinder best athletes
Chandigarh, February 6
Mamta and Devinder Kumar were declared best athletes among girls and boys’ categories, respectively, in the 51st annual athletics meet at DAV College, Sector 10, here today.

PU bag runners-up trophy
Chandigarh, February 6
After badminton and Tennis teams, the shooting team of Panjab University have won laurels by bagging the runners-up trophy in the All-India Inter-University Shooting Championship, which concluded at Jiwaji University, Gwalior, yesterday.

Tabesum excels in athletics
Chandigarh, February 6
Tabesum was declared the best athlete as she bagged first position in the 200 m, 400 m and high jump events during the 28th annual athletics meet of Government College for Girls, Sector 42, here yesterday.

Gymnastics teams selected
Chandigarh, February 6
The following gymnasts have been selected to represent Punjab in the 50th Junior National Artistic Gymnastics Championship to be held at the Indoor SMS Stadium in Jaipur from February 14 to 18.


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