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Man tries to rob neighbour’s house, arrested
Chandigarh, February 22
The police today arrested a man who allegedly gained access into his neighbour’s house to commit robbery, gagged his eight-year-old son at gunpoint and assaulted his wife.

The accused Jatinder Pal Singh (left) and Sabina, along with her son Oshin, narrates the incident to media outside her residence in Sector 51 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

Teachers’ selection: Admn in damage-control mode
Chandigarh, February 22
Despite the UT administration’s attempt to allay misgivings over the controversial recruitment of schoolteachers, the education department is now flooded with complaints not only alleging the process to be dubious but also accusing some senior officials of taking bribes to favour candidates otherwise ineligible.

Recruitment process under cloud 
Chandigarh, February 22
The Chandigarh administration and controversies seem to go hand in hand. Even as those surrounding the much-hyped ‘mega’ projects have still to die down, the administration has now become embroiled in yet another controversy - that over the process of recruitment of schoolteachers in the backdrop of alleged irregularities in their selection.

Exam Anxiety
Maintain your cool, CBSE advises students

Chandigarh, February 22
With Board exams round the corner, students are not only geared up to give their best but are, at the same time, jittery.

Private Affiliated Colleges
PU set to enforce uniform fee structure
Chandigarh, February 22
Panjab University (PU) is set to enforce a uniform fee structure in all private affiliated colleges, both aided and unaided, from the next academic session.


 Peter N Varghese 70 held for attacks on Indians in Australia
Chandigarh, February 22
Racial attacks on Indian in Australia are a cause for concern for the Australian government and various efforts have been made to set deterrents, including bringing in exemplary punishment for those found guilty.

— Peter N Varghese
Australian High Commissioner to India 

Unmindful of their safety, youngsters ride a motorcycle with helmet hanging by the side.
Unmindful of their safety, youngsters ride a motorcycle with helmet hanging by the side. Tribune photo: S Chandan


Students enjoy the nature at Botanical Garden of Panjab University
BLOOMINGDALES: Students enjoy the nature at Botanical Garden of Panjab University on Monday.
Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Models participate in the ‘Zaira Face of The Year’ awards at Thunder Zone near Mohali
Models participate in the ‘Zaira Face of The Year’ awards at Thunder Zone near Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu 

Stress laid on agriculture research
Chandigarh, February 22
Peter Varghese, High Commissioner of Australia to India, called on Punjab Governor and UT administrator Shivraj V Patil here today at the Punjab Raj Bhavan and discussed subjects of mutual interest.

Play on prejudices against women 
Chandigarh, February 22
The annual production of the department of India Theatre titled “Trojan Women delineating the similar anguish of female disparity,” got off to a majestic start here at the Balwant Gargi Open Air Theatre. The play shows bares the plight of women in the male dominating society from the times immemorial.

Workshop concludes
Chandigarh, February 22
The three-day annual peri-operative and critical care trans esophageal echocardiography (TEE) workshop conducted by the department of anaesthesia and intensive care, PGI, in the Advanced Cardiac Centre concluded here yesterday.

Narrow escape for 30 passengers 
Dera Bassi, February 22
A major tragedy was averted when an oil tanker rammed into a bus at the railway overbridge on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway here this afternoon.

1. The CTU bus hit by an oil tanker on the the railway overbridge on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway; 2. the bus collided against the railing; and 3. traffic jam on the overbridge. Tribune photos 

‘Think positive to keep osteoarthritis at bay’
Chandigarh, February 22
Thinking positive and keeping self-perpetuating negative thoughts controlled helps keep osteoarthritis at bay. Dr Harsimran Singh, consultant orthopedics and joint replacement, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, said this while addressing gathering at a function of the Senior Citizens Welfare Organization, Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra, here today.

Governing bodies to maintain community centres 
Chandigarh, February 22
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has decided to handover the maintenance and upkeep of the community centres in the city to the elected governing bodies of these centres on a trial basis for three months. The governing body will be headed by area councillors.

Panel formed for Le Corbusier’s property
Chandigarh, February 22
The Chandigarh administration has constituted a high-level committee under the chairmanship of chief architect Sumit Kaur to submit a report on the status of Le Corbusier’s property in the city.

Road link to airport: Punjab seeks cost sharing 
Mohali, February 22
After getting Rs 230 crore from Haryana as its share towards the land acquisition cost for the international airport here, Punjab has sought cost sharing for the road that will ultimately link the airport with Panchkula.

Dy CM to review development projects
Mohali, February 22
Giving push to the future planning of the city and review the speed of projects in Mohali, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will chair a meeting with senior officials of the Housing and Urban Development Board and GMADA.

A treat for classical music lovers
Panchkula, February 22
It was indeed rejuvenating for the classical music starving music lovers of Panchkula who were treated to a melodious spell of morning ragas by stalwart doyenne Shruti Sadolikar Katakar, Vice-Chancellor of Bhatkhande Music University, Lucknow.


‘Vimarsh’ begins today
Chandigarh, February 22
Vimarsh-2010, an International Student Academic Convention, will be held in Panjab University by the Students’ Council tomorrow.

UGC for limiting college principals’ term to 5 yrs
Chandigarh, February 22
Principals of all government as well as private colleges will now be appointed for a term of five years only. Additionally, a minimum 15 years’ teaching experience will be mandatory for a PhD candidate applying for the  post instead of the earlier stipulation of ten years.

Students at a stall during a job fest at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, in Chandigarh MCM Job fest kicks off
Chandigarh, February22
The MCM DAV College for Women organised its annual job fest today. For the first time, doors have been opened for outsiders as well. Girls of all age groups and boys who possess Panjab University identity cards have been allowed to make use of the opportunity.

Students at a stall during a job fest at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, in Chandigarh,  on Monday. A Tribune photograph

PU Notes
Lecture on values for sustainable peace 

Chandigarh, February 22
The Institute of Educational Technology and Vocational Education, Panjab University, is organising a lecture on “Values for sustainable peace” tomorrow. The lecture will be delivered by Supreme Court Advocate Ashok Arora in the library of the department, which is situated on the premises of old DCS building near the SBI, Sector 14, according to Prof Raj K Gupta, chief coordinator, Institute of Educational Technology and Vocational Education.

Four-member committee formed
Chandigarh, February 22
Panjab University Vice-Chancellor has constituted a four-member committee to look into the alleged molestation by a final year student of UILS Nitin Jindal, while participating in a UN sponsored International Conference at the Harvard University, USA.

From Schools
Farewell party at AKSIPS-65

Mohali, February 22
A farewell party was organised by Class IX students for their seniors at AKSIPS-65. The event started with a welcome note, followed by title round bringing out the distinguishing characteristics, using popular songs and impressive quotations. 


Cops arrest security guard 
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 22
The murder case of a canteen contractor at RIMT College, Mandi Gobindgarh, has been cracked today with the arrest of a security guard deployed in the college.

Ban on pasting posters
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 22
District magistrate Yashvir Mahajan on Sunday banned pasting of posters on government buildings under Section 144 of the CrPC. In a press release, Mahajan stated that besides the ban on government buildings, a ban on pasting posters on all public signboards had also been imposed.

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh attends the reception party of his sister, Sandeep Kaur, at a resort in Rajpura
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh attends the reception party of his sister, Sandeep Kaur, at a resort in Rajpura on Sunday.
Photo: JS Virdi

600 examined at eye camp
Bassi Pathana, February 22
The local unit of Bharat Vikas Parishad organised a free eye check-up camp here yesterday. Chief parliamentary secretary Bikramjit Singh Khalsa was supposed to inaugurate the camp, but in his absence Arthia Association president Harnek Singh, Khanna, inaugurated the camp.

Trends in forensic science discussed
Patiala, February 22
A three-day International symposium on “Emerging trends in forensic science” was organised by department of forensic science at Punjabi University here today.

Medical programme on heart diseases
Patiala, February 22
The Patiala branch of Indian Medical Association (IMA), under the leadership of its president Dr Ashok Gupta, organised a continuous medical programme (CME) on “Coronary Artery Disease Management - The Next Decade”, here yesterday.

Advance computing conference ends
Patiala, February 22
Upcoming computing technologies and research work of scholars in the field of information technology was subjected to exhaustive scrutiny at the three-day IEEE international advance computing conference, which concluded at Thapar University here yesterday.

Amandeep, Rajwinder adjudged best athletes
Patiala, February 22
Khalsa College, Patiala, organised its annual athletics meet on the college campus.

UGC grant for Khalsa College teachers
Patiala, February 22
In yet another step to boost education, University Grants Commission, New Delhi, has granted eight research projects Khalsa College teachers here.

BJP seeks withdrawal of house tax
Bassi Pathana, February 22
A delegation of ruling alliance BJP led by its president Rajiv Singla today called on Deputy Commissioner Yashvir Mahajan and apprised him of various problems being faced by residents here and the decision of the local council to increase the rates of various taxes.

Sadarsh, Atinderpal shine in athletics meet
Kharar, February 22
The Fourth Annual Athletics Meet of the Doaba Group of Colleges concluded here today at the Doaba Group of Colleges, here.

Another elderly woman targeted by robbers
Vimla Rani briefs mediapersons in Ambala CityAmbala, February 22
Two robbers on a motorcycle targeted another elderly woman of Ambala City  here today.
The incident occurred when the woman was going to her house, along with her daughter-in-law. According to sources, Vimla Rani (80), resident of Kanshi Nagar, had withdrawn Rs 15,000 from Punjab National Bank, Model Town branch, this afternoon. 

Vimla Rani briefs mediapersons in Ambala City. A Tribune photograph

Sports day celebrated
Ambala, February 22
PKR Jain Vatika, Ambala City, celebrated its sports day, in which Deputy Commissioner Sameer Pal Srow was the chief guest. The programme started with the release of balloons by the Deputy Commissioner followed with a marchpast by four Houses of the school. 


HC dismisses bail plea of Sumit Sofat
Panchkula, February 22
The things seems to have become more difficult for Dr Sumit Sofat, a Ludhiana-based medico, facing several criminal cases in different parts of this region following the dismissal of his anticipatory bail plea by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Clash: Accused acquitted
Chandigarh, February 22
The district court today acquitted all the persons involved in a clash at Dadu Majra.
The police had registered the case against them on May 27, 2009. It stated that a youth, along with his relative, assaulted a boy, who was allegedly following his sister.


1 killed, another hurt in mishaps
Chandigarh, February 22
A 40-year-old cyclist was crushed to death under a truck near the Mullanpur bridge here this afternoon.

Man posing as PGI ward boy held
Chandigarh, February 22
A 35-year-old Samrala resident was arrested today for allegedly masquerading as a ward boy in PGI and taking money from attendants of a patient for providing them out-of-turn medical aid.

Thieves decamp with 64 bolts, 32 handles
Chandigarh, February 22
Thieves decamped with hardware articles from a house in Sector 16 here. Madavdeep Singh of Sector 49 reported that someone had stolen 64 bolts, 32 handles worth Rs 25,000 from a house in Sector 16 yesterday during daytime. A case has been registered.


A match in progress at the Sector 17 Football Stadium in Chandigarh AG Punjab to lock horns with Delhi Audit in semis
Chandigarh, February 22
The AG Punjab is set to clash with defending champions, Delhi Audit, to enter the final of the North Zone IA & AD Football Tournament being held at the Sector-17 Football Stadium here today.

A match in progress at the Sector 17 Football Stadium in Chandigarh on Monday.  Tribune photo: S Chandan

Rakesh, Harvinder caddies’ golf champs
The winners and runners-up of the second Amateur Caddies' Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf ClubChandigarh, February 22
Rakesh Monty fired a five over par 77 card to clinch the 0-9 handicap category title in the second Amateur Caddies’ Golf Tournament played on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

The winners and runners-up of the second Amateur Caddies' Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Sukhman sets record in broad jump
Mohali, February 22
Sukhman Kaur of Tagore House set a new record of 3.32m in broad jump in the U-12 girls’ category on the first day of the annual athletics meet of Yadavindra Public School held at school grounds here today.

Ashu bags Pran Nath Vahi Cup
Chandigarh, February 22
PPS Sawhney and SS Bala proved lucky partners for Ashu B Singh, as she clinched the Pran Nath Vahi Memorial Cup on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here yesterday.

Varun, Samatav win gold
Chandigarh, February 22
Varun Kumra and Samatav Sharma have bagged gold in the International Taekwondo Selection Championship conducted by the Taekwondo Do Board (TDB) in Sonepat recently.



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