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PU Campus
Student leaders involved in violence roam freely

Chandigarh, January 23
If there is one place in the city where you can fearlessly beat up five policemen using swords, glass bottles and injure one of them critically and yet roam freely, it is Panjab University (PU).
A video grab of a clash between student leaders on the PU campus A video grab of a clash between student leaders on the PU campus.


Eradicating Polio

A child being administered the polio vaccine as part of a government campaign to eradicate the disease in Chandigarh
A child being administered the polio vaccine as part of a government campaign to eradicate the disease in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Outsiders on campus yet again
Chandigarh, January 23
Acting on a Tribune report, the police arrested three persons, including two outsiders, who indulged in a brawl on the PU campus yesterday. The police traced the three on the basis of their vehicle number published in these columns and arrested Jhujar Singh, Rajbir and Dilawar under preventive measures.

Education dept goofs up on school uniforms
AIE students supplied shorts in chilly winter
Chandigarh, January 23
In a move that seems to defy logic, the UT education department’s ‘Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan’ unit distributed shorts to hundreds of students enrolled with the AIE (alternate innovative education) centres as part of their uniforms in the bone chilling weather last December.

With UT rudderless, tourist potential goes untapped
Chandigarh, January 23
Several ill conceived projects to attract more visitors to the city launched by the UT administration during the past few years have revealed a paucity of professional leadership required for a specialized area like tourism.

23-yr-old killed in mishap
Chandigarh, January 23
A 23-year-old youth died after the motorcycle he was riding rammed into the 43-44-51-52 roundabout late last night. The victim, Bhaskar Joshi, suffered severe head injuries and died on the spot.

Business establishmets encroaching highway
Mohali to act tough against violators
Mohali/Zirakpur, January 23
The Mohali district administration has initiated action against the business establishments for causing serious traffic hazard by allowing parking of vehicles on the Chandigarh-Ambala National Highway.

open house
Stray dogs, simian menace in UT
Not brushing aside the voice of animal rights groups for protection of stray animals, there can be no dispute over the increasing unrest among the public over the menace of stray dogs and monkeys in the Union Territory. Emergency telephone handlers in the wildlife department, fire brigade and even the police confirm the trouble by the increased number of calls they receive daily.


Hi-tech system for parking lots
MC Chief Engineer’s office sits on project
Chandigarh, January 23
The municipal corporation’s pilot project to make parking lots hi-tech in the city has been hanging fire for the past six months due to the failure of the Chief Engineer’s office to allot the work.
A parking lot in Sector 17, Chandigarh, still awaits a hi-tech system to be set up by the municipal corporation. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

A parking lot in Sector 17, Chandigarh, still awaits a hi-tech system to be set up by the municipal corporation

Now, costly medicare to be within reach of BPL families
Chandigarh, January 23
Costly medicare is set to be within the reach of below poverty line (BPL) persons, with the UT administration planning to tie up with major hospitals. A decision to this effect was taken during a meeting to review the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) by the Home-cum-Health Secretary recently.

Mercury to rise, but chill to stay
Chandigarh, January 23
Although a clear and sunny day brought some respite from the cold this afternoon, the chill returned towards the evening. The night temperature dipped to 5.8 °C, 1.5 °C below yesterday’s 7.3 °C.

Railway to spice up travel with magazine
Chandigarh, January 23
As part of the move to make train travel more enjoyable, the railways has decided to launch an all-colour magazine - Rail Bandhu - to be provided free of cost to passengers of elite trains.

Project mgmt crucial for economic growth: Experts
Chandigarh, January 23
The Project Management Associates (PMA), a non-profit body of project and business managers working towards strengthening project management in India, opened its sixth chapter at a function here today.

MC moots night shelter for poor
Zirakpur, January 23
The Zirakpur municipal council is mulling over constructing a night shelter for the homeless. The proposal was mooted after the local government had forwarded a letter to the engineering wing for making the provision of the shelter.

Officer crunch ails administration
Chandigarh, January 23
UT babus are groaning under the routine administrative work with “official crunch” plaguing the UT administration in the wake of repatriation of three officers to their parent cadre recently.

Reporters' Diary
A dusty welcome
Those coming from Zirakpur to Chandigarh have to face a lot of inconvenience due to dust rising from loose earth near the entry point to the City Beautiful. Maj (retd) Ranbir Singh, a resident of Jammu, whose car rammed into a truck, said “I was not able to see anything as the visibility had become zero due to the dust rising from the earth.

Bittu gears up for ‘Nav Inquilab’ yatra
Mohali, January 23
Riding high on the feedback from the masses on the “Nav Inquilab Pad Yatra” recently undertaken in Punjab, the Punjab Youth Congress president and Member of Parliament (MP) from Anandpur Sahib Ravneet Singh Bittu is gearing himself for the next phase of “Nav Inquilab” campaign that would be crucial in mounting pressure on the Akali Government to perform.

Days of UPA govt numbered: Chautala
Panchkula, January 23
The days of the Congress led UPA government were numbered and it would have to face the mid-term election as it had failed to constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee to bring out the truth in the 2G-Spectrum scam.

68,000 kids administered polio drops
Mohali, January 23
The district health authorities today administered polio drops to 67,835 children below the age of five years as a part of the national immunisation programme beginning today.

Goods worth lakhs gutted
Panchkula, January 23
A major fire broke out in a house in Sector 21 here this afternoon, which damaged furniture and other wooden articles. The owner of the house, Preeti Chaudhary, Additional Advocate General, Haryana, and wife of Sub-Divisional Officer in the irrigation department Attar Singh, said she was in the front lawn of the house as there was no power at the time of the incident.

Police tells jewellers to secure shops
Chandigarh, January 23
In view of the recent Tanishq dacoity case, senior police officers today convened a meeting with prominent jewellers of the city and urged them to take adequate security measures to prevent any untoward incident.

‘Patriyan’ marks end of theatre fest
Chandigarh, January 23
The weeklong sixth TFT Winter National Theatre Festival organised by the Theatre for Theatre Academy in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Culture, DPR, Haryana and Chandigarh, concluded at the Tagore Theatre here today.

Artistes stage the play ‘Patriyan’ at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Artistes stage the play ‘Patriyan’ at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh


Stress on need to protect nature
Chandigarh, January 23
Prof R Ramamurthy, eminent zoologist and former Vice-Chancellor, SV University, Tirupati, has stressed the need to protect nature for the protection of mankind.

Rashtriya Vidyalaya wins parliamentary debate
Mohali, January 23
Getting educated without a teacher is meaningless and the status of an educator is next to God, said Justice Swantantar Kumar of the Supreme Court of India, while addressing participants on the concluding day of the three-day “Asia Parliamentary Debate Championship: The Pitch 2011” organised at the Army Institute of Law in Sector 68 here today.

Kiran Bedi visits city
Chandigarh, January 23
Dr Kiran Bedi visited the city yesterday to interact with students of the Aryans Group of Colleges (AGC), Chandigarh, during a seminar on “In search of Civility: Broom and Groom India”.


Misuse of govt houses rampant
Bureaucrats, cops and journalists occupying accommodations illegally
Patiala, January 23
Ignoring even the prospect of a penal rent and using their clout in the corridors of power, numerous VIP residents of the state have taken the state government for a ride, illegally occupying prime government property in the city. The list includes politicians, bureaucrats and unauthorised freelancers.

Khushi’s Murder
Shiv Sena activists demand arrest of killers
Kharar, January 23
Activists of the Shiv Sena Hindustan party today demanded an immediate arrest of the killers and abductors of Khushpreet. They said if the guilty would not be brought to book, they would stage a protest in Chandigarh on Republic Day.

Easy win for Black Elephant club
Patiala, January 23
Black Elephant Cricket Club defeated Passport Cricket Club, Chandigarh, by 103 runs in the Friendship Cup which concluded today. Chandigarh team won the toss and elected to field first, but the decision backfired when the hosts gathered 191 runs for the loss of three wickets. Prabjot Singh 52, and Abhinav Mehta 42 were the main batsmen.

Blood donation camp
Bassi Pathana, January 23
Blood Donor’s Society, Bassi Pathana, organised its 97th blood donation camp at Aggarwal Dharmshala yesterday. A team of doctors from the PGI, led by Dr Usha Rao, conducted the camp and 80 units of blood were donated.


Judicial employees hold protest meeting
Panchkula, January 23
Members of the All-Haryana Judicial Employees Association today held a protest meeting near the district courts complex. The members were protesting against the new transfer policy framed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


One killed, 1 hurt in accident
Zirakpur, January 23
A woman was killed and a man was injured in a road accident near Kesar hospital at the Zirakpur-Patiala highway last night. The deceased was identified as Swaran Kaur (35), wife of Kuldeep Singh, while the injured was identified as Kulvir Singh, both residents of Chhat. Kulvir got married two months ago.


Sorab is best horse rider
Panchkula, January 23
Sorab Sandhawalia of Woodstock School secured the first position in the UT Inter-School Horse Riding Championship (U-14) that concluded here today.
Participants during the UT Inter-School Horse Riding Championship near Sukhna Lake on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Participants during the UT Inter-School Horse Riding Championship near Sukhna Lake

City eves shine in roller hockey meet
Chandigarh, January 23
The Chandigarh roller hockey team secured third position in the girls’ category of the 48th National Skating (Under-16) Championship held at Vishakhapatnam (AP) recently. The Chandigarh team defeated Delhi in a match for the third position in the tournament by 4-0.

Jubilant Bunch

The Panjab University team in a cheerful mood after winning the All-India Inter-University Korfball Championship in Chandigarh
The Panjab University team in a cheerful mood after winning the All-India Inter-University Korfball Championship in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Sumit to lead Haryana U-19 cricket team
Panchkula, January 23
Sumit Kumar will lead Haryana U-19 cricket team during the 11th All-India U-19 National Cricket Championship for V Hanumantha Rao Cup to be held from January 27. The three-day tournament will be held at International Lal Bahadur Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad, from January 27 to 29.

Proflex Cup Inter-Corporate Employees Meet
Godrej XI rout Talwar XI
Panchkula, January 23
An all-round performance by Umesh Kaira (58 runs and 1 for 34) enabled Godrej and Boyce XI to defeat Talwar XI in the league match of second Proflex Cup Inter-Corporate Employees Championship at the Sector 3 cricket stadium here today.

Sqay trials from Jan 24
Panchkula, January 23
The Rs 1-lakh Sqay Martial Arts Championship will be organised by the Sqay Association of Haryana (SAH) in the city in May. Gurdeep Khokhar, general secretary of the association, in a press release today stated that 20 students, including 12 boys and eight girls, would be selected.


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