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Dressing-down sparks protest
n Dental hospital director objects to slogan on intern’s T-shirt
n Patients not allowed to enter OPD
Chandigarh, February 1
Students protest outside the college in Chandigarh on Tuesday. The pent-up resentment brewing among students, teachers and nonteaching staff of Panjab University’s HSJ Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital.

Students protest outside the college in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

19 booked for clash in DAV College
Police officer assaulted
Chandigarh, February 1
The police today booked 19 persons for their alleged involvement in a clash at DAV College here on Monday evening. Four of those arrested include former students of Panjab University who have been booked for assaulting a Sub-Inspector inside the Sector 3 police station. While seven have been booked for attacking a student, another eight have been booked as a cautionary measure under Section 107/151 of the CrPC.

Ban on NOC for GPA holders stays
Chandigarh, February 1
General power of attorney (GPA) holders will not be able to get a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Estate Office yet. In a jolt to property transactions in the city, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to continue the ban on issuance of NOC to GPA holders.



Day-long strike hits CHB working
CHB employees protest in front of their office at Sector 9 Chandigarh, February 1
Residents of the city visiting the office of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in Sector 9 for work pertaining to the transfer of houses and other documentation had to leave empty handed following a strike by employees of the board.

CHB employees protest in front of their office at Sector 9

Three years on, struggle ends
25-year-old succumbs to bullet injury
Chandigarh, February 1
An almost three-year-long prolonged and lonely struggle with paralysis and coma ended for 25-year-old Poonam, daughter of Karamjit Singh, the late owner of Kasauli Broilers at Sector 22, as she succumbed to her bullet injury today.

I-T raids on 4 realtors’ premises
Chandigarh, February 1
In a massive operation against builders, income tax (I-T) officials today conducted surveys at about 15 official premises of four prominent realtors, Barnala Builders, Singla Builders and Promoters, Orbit Apartment Construction and Pee Kay Scaffolding and Shuttering Limited, at Zirakpur and Mohali.

PGI’s OT technicians to protest
Chandigarh, February 1
The OT Technical Staff Association of the PGI will proceed on a three-day mass casual leave from February 3. Jagjit Singh, president of the association, said the decision had been taken after the expiry of period of notice given to the PGIMER administration to fulfil their long-pending demands on January 31.

Got ‘tatkal’ ticket? Photo ID must
Chandigarh, February 1
In view of complaints of irregularities in the ‘tatkal’ scheme, the Railways has decided to reintroduce the need for carrying identity proof in original during journey from February 11.

Minor fire at HC
Chandigarh, February 1
Just two days after a major blaze destroyed the record at the Punjab and Haryana High Court record room, a minor fire incident was reported on the premises today.

MC flouting fire safety norms in its own building
Temporary cabins constructed opposite the chief fire officer’s room, along which almirahs filled with old records Chandigarh, February 1
The municipal corporation, though ordering others to comply with fire and safety norms, is itself one of the biggest violators of the guidelines. In fact, it has not been able to ensure safety norms in its own buildings and those of the UT administration, let alone other structures.

Temporary cabins constructed opposite the chief fire officer’s room, along which almirahs filled with old records

Institute on common land
Banur MLA backs villagers’ demand for annulling lease
Zirakpur, February 1
Banur MLA Jasjit Singh Bunny today came out in support of Sanoli village residents’ demand for annulling the lease of common land that was given to a private educational institute. He assured that the residents would not be wronged in any way.

Residents to get unique IDs from Feb 15: Minister
Mohali, February 1
The process to issue unique identification number cards will begin by February 15, said Adesh Partap Singh Kairon, minister for food and civil supplies, while presiding over the District Grievances Committee meeting here today.

Turban tying camp
Mohali, February 1 A free “dastar sikhlai” (turban tying) camp was organised by the Kalgidhar Sewak Jatha, Punjab, at Gurdwara Shri Amb Sahib, Phase 8 here.

Health camp
Mohali, February 1
The SAS Nagar District Bar Association in association with Fortis Hospital organised a free medical check-up camp at the district courts complex in Phase 3B1 here. During the camp, tests for blood pressure, sugar and ECG were carried out.

Tribune employee retires
Ramesh Chaudhary, News Editor, The Tribune has retired after serving the paper for 32 years. 


ICC World Cup dates to overlap with CBSE exams
Parents in a ‘match-board fix’
Chandigarh, February 1
Overlapping dates of the forthcoming ICC World Cup with that of school board exams has left many parents in a ‘match fix’. The first match of the biggest cricketing extravaganza will take place on February 19, which is shortly before the start of the class X board examinations scheduled to begin on March 3 and continue up to March 23. By then the world cup fever would have reached a crescendo.

Debate contest to mark Girl Child Week
Chandigarh, February 1
To mark the “Girl Child Week”, a debate contest was organised for young women at Bapu Dham Colony today. Besides deliberating on the status of Indian women, participants also made a collage to express their views on women empowerment and also performed a play.

An evening of ghazals at govt college
Kalka, February 1
The music department of Smt Aruna Asaf Ali Government Postgraduate College, Kalka, in collaboration with the placement cell, today organised an extension lecture-cum-demonstration on various aspects of music vocal.

Magical Notes

Flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia performs at IMTECH, Sector 39, Chandigarh, on Friday
Flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia performs at IMTECH, Sector 39, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

From Schools
Exchange programme
MOHALI: Students and staff of Canadian School, Mohali, today played host to 16 students and six staff members from Waverly Christian College, Melbourne, Australia. Linda Beatty, school principal, along with the students, interacted with the guests. The visitors were treated to dance, drama and music performances. The session ended with a friendly basketball game. The match was a tie with each side scoring 22 points. The principal said in future students from the Canadian School would be going on International student exchange programmes to the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

RTE Act implementation
UT moves to define school neighbourhood limits
Chandigarh, February 1
Days after UT home secretary Ram Niwas was relieved of the education charge preceded by the repatriation of former director of public instruction (schools) PK Sharma, the UT administration appears to have initiated a reversal of its earlier decisions taken on implementing provisions of the Right of Children to Free & Compulsory Education (RTE) Act in the city.

Intellectual discourses sum up music seminar
Chandigarh, Ferbruary 1
The department of music, MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, organised Sh Jatinder Kumar Memorial National Seminar on Changing Trends in Indian Music. More than 750 students and faculty members attended the seminar.

American philosophy prof interacts with students
Chandigarh, February 1
Continuing the seminar “Dialogue on Relativism, Absolutism, and Beyond”, a round table was organised in the department of philosophy at the Panjab University today in which four students from the department presented their papers .


Farmers submit memo to PM
Dera Bassi, February 1
A delegation of farmers of Bhankarpur village, who have been staging dharna at the village for some time over the ownership of a piece of land, visited the Prime Minister’s Office in Delhi yesterday and submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in favour of their demands.

Roadside Parking: Truckers’ will, motorists’ nightmare
Kharar-Chandigarh stretch
Trucks parked along the Kharar-Chandigarh highway, near the Balongi toll barrier, in MohaliKharar, February 1
A large number of haphazardly parked trucks and encroachments dot the Kharar-Chandigarh road, near the sales tax collection barrier here. These encroachments often lead to traffic bottlenecks and contribute to accidents.

Trucks parked along the Kharar-Chandigarh highway, near the Balongi toll barrier, in Mohali


Payal Murder Case
Four-day police remand for two accused
Panchkula, February 1
Two of the accused in the Payal murder case, including the husband of the victim, surrendered before the local police here last evening.
Vinod Kumar, the husband, and Jaswant Singh, a relative, were produced in a local court, which remanded them in four-day police custody. The accused will now be produced before the court on February 5.

cheque bounce
SBI employee gets jail
Mohali, February 1
An employee of the State Bank of India (SBI) has been sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 5,000 in a cheque bounce case by the court of Mohali Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate here.

SC notice to PGI on Talwar’s appointment
New Delhi, February 1
Dr KK Talwar The Supreme Court has issued notice to the PGIMER, Chandigarh, seeking its response within six weeks to a petition challenging the appointment of Dr KK Talwar as Director-cum-Professor.
A Bench comprising Justices Altamas Kabir and Cyriac Joseph also issued notice to the Union Health Ministry and the Ministry of Personnel, besides Dr Talwar on a petition filed by Dr Rohtas Kanwar Yadav, a possible contender for the post of the Director.
Dr KK Talwar

These needles don’t prick
Chandigarh, February 1
Pine needles falling from pine trees, which were once considered waste, will now adorn drawing rooms across the globe. For efforts are on by the Kangra Mahila Sabha (KMS), a non-government organisation (NGO) working extensively in Kangra and Chamba region of Himachal Pradesh with women especially belonging to the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the Below Poverty Line, to export handicrafts items made from pine needles to countries like Australia, the US and the UK. These women mostly belonging to villages in Kangra and Chamba region are weaving these pine needles into beautiful handicraft pieces such as baskets, hats, table pieces etc with the help of the KMS.


Stabbing accused nabbed
Chandigarh, February 1
Five days after a class XII student was stabbed at Sector 22, the police today arrested the accused, Kamal Kumar.
The accused had stabbed Pardeep Singh, a student of the Government Model School, Sector 37, six times in the chest following a scuffle.

Police adds murder charge
Lalru, February 1
The Handesra police today registered a case of murder against unknown persons after receiving a medical report into the death of Jaswant Singh, a resident of Khelan, whose body was found from a village pond on November 29 last year. The police had earlier termed it a case of drowning and initiated inquest proceedings in this regard on the statement of the family members of the victim.


Gold Cup
A match between Mount Carmel and hosts Banyan Tree School in progress at Sector 48, Chandigarh, on Tuesday Hosts BTS thrash Mount Carmel
Chandigarh, February 1
Hosts BTS Cricket Academy thrashed Mount Carmel School, Sector 47 team, by 10 wickets in the ongoing 2nd Professional Gold Cup (U-14) match at the BTS School ground, Sector 48, here, today.

A match between Mount Carmel and hosts Banyan Tree School in progress at Sector 48, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Inter-Zonal Cricket
Five-wicket win for North
Chandigarh, February 1
North Zone beat West Zone team by five wickets in the Junior Inter-Zonal Cricket Tournament (U-19) match, being played in Mumbai.
Batting first, West Zone put up a total of 252 for six in 50 overs and the North Zone team overhauled the target, accumulating a total of 256 for five in 48.1 overs.

National League Cricket
Haryana finish third
Panchkula, February 1
The Haryana team finished third in the V.Hanumantha Rao 11th All-India Under-19 National League Cricket Championship, which concluded at the Lal Bahadur International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.

Martial Arts
Partiksha, Siya win top honours
Panchkula, February 1
Local martial artistes Ritika, Partiksha and Siya won top honours in their respective age groups in the girls’ category of the Tri-city Sub junior SQAY Martial Arts at St. Teresa Convent School, Sector 25, here, today.

Civil Services Table Tennis
Trials on February 3
Chandigarh, February 1
The Chandigarh Sports Department will conduct trials to select the Chandigarh civil services table tennis team on February 3 at 4 pm at the Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall here.


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