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It gets worse for patients at PGI
OT technicians extend strike indefinitely
Chandigarh, February 5
The crisis gripping the PGI as a fallout of the strike by the OT Technical Staff Association deepened today as the association decided to extend its three-day strike for an indefinite period, sending hundreds of patients waiting for surgery into a tizzy.

Pradip Mehra on way out?
Chandigarh, February 5
After stirring up several controversies, UT Adviser Pradip Mehra seems to be now looking for a safe exit after completing almost three-and-a-half years. Speculation is rife that Mehra, a 1975-batch IAS officer, who took over as UT Adviser on September 30, 2007, is now on his way out.


Wrong medication claims another life
Panchkula man dies after getting shots at private clinic
Panchkula, February 5
Anirudh Sharma (35), who runs a computer business in Sector 20, died following the alleged administration of wrong medication by a private medial practitioner here late last night.

Road Tax
Registering vehicle gets dearer
Chandigarh, February 5
There seems to be no end to commuters’ woes. Residents of the city will now have to shell out much more to get their vehicles registered following a notification that was issued yesterday.

Trees make way for road
Mohali, February 5
Development in Mohali is coming at the cost of its green cover. To widen the road from Phase 1 (Franco chowk) to Sector 74, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) today started cutting fully grown trees along the road.

Law Minister M.Veerappa Moily interacts with Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal at Congress Bhawan in Chandigarh on Saturday. Right to justice Bill soon, says Moily
Chandigarh, February 5
“A Bill ensuring the right to justice for all is expected to be introduced in Parliament in the next five to six months,” said Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily, who visited Congress Bhawan in the city today.

Law Minister M.Veerappa Moily interacts with Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal at Congress Bhawan in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S.Chandan


Students not willing to wear black robe
Chandigarh, February 5
Panjab University’s annual convocation ceremony on February 14 this year will witness a fellow boycotting the “traditional black robe”.Due to the delay in finalising the colour of the convocation robe, which was listed at the Senate meeting agenda of October 2010, Dr Dharinder Tayal, along with certain students, have decided not to wear the usual black convocation dress.

Students unite for Gauba’s removal
Chandigarh, February 5
Alleging that the dental college director had passed ‘derogatory’ remarks against the students and non-teaching staff on numerous occasions in the past, certain students of HSJ Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital were today joined by students organisations from various colleges, seeking removal of GK Gauba, director-principal of the college.

Allegations by dental institute Panel to submit report today
Chandigarh, February 5
The inquiry committee formed to look into the allegations levelled by HSJ Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Panjab University, is likely to be submit its report to the Vice-Chancellor tomorrow.

Protest against dept head
Chandigarh, February 5
UBS students on their way to meet the Vice-Chancellor at Panjab University on Saturday MBA students of University Business School (UBS) today marched from Vice-Chancellor’s office to his residence, expressing resentment against certain students of Masters in e-commerce (Me-Com) of their department, who had levelled allegations of ‘discrimination’ by their department chairperson.

UBS students on their way to meet the Vice-Chancellor at Panjab University on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Fire safety measures lacking in 4 colleges
Chandigarh, February 5
The two government colleges located in Sector 11 — Post-Graduate Government College and Post-Graduate Government College for Girls — have been found severely wanting in their preparedness to fight fire.

ASP’s vehicle hit by car
Chandigarh, February 5
The official vehicle of ASP (central) Deshraj Singh was hit by a speeding Swift Desire car being driven by a girl near the grain market in Sector 26 today. The ASP was not in his vehicle and no one injured in the accident.

Girl commits suicide
Chandigarh, February 5
A 20-year-old girl of Maloya village allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance here today. The victim, Manpreet Kaur, had been suffering from depression, which forced her to take the step, the police said.

Carlifters’ gang busted
Three arrested, 27 vehicles recovered
Mohali, February 5
The local police today displayed 27 vehicles including MUVs valued at about Rs 1.46 crore which were recovered from members of an interstate gang of carlifters busted on Saturday.

Death of 3 youths in accident four years ago
Admn’s engineering ‘blunder’ stays
Chandigarh, February 5
Three promising youths on the threshold of their careers were killed on this day four years ago. On February 5, 2007, six occupants of a Honda City car couldn’t navigate the roundabout on the road separating Sectors 3 and 4 in pitch darkness following which their car rammed into the rotary, killing three of them instantly. As the aggrieved family members of the victims supported by an NGO, Arrive Safe, held a candle-lit march at the rotary today, spreading the message of road safety, they said the administration had still not woken up to the ‘fatal intersection’ as engineering defects still remained.

Patient’s death
Family refuses to file complaint
Chandigarh, February 5
Following the death of 65-year old Surjeet Kaur of Mohali reportedly due to the security rehearsal by the police department ahead of the Nepal President’s visit, the police said they had not received any formal complaint from the family.

Where strike is a regular visitor
Chandigarh, February 5
It seems that strikes have become the order of the day at the three main government hospitals, the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), that cater to thousands of patients pouring in from the region.


Three held with stolen vehicles
Rajpura, February 5
The police today claims to have arrested three persons with stolen vehicles.The accused have been identified as Gurmeet Singh, alias Lali, a resident of Ludhiana, Gurnam Singh, a resident of Khangesra village in Haryana, and Sohan Lal of Yamunanagar.

SI, another cop suspended for seeking bribe
Patiala, February 5
A subinspector in the local police and a head ‘munshi’ posted at the Ramnagar police post have been suspended from the force on charges of seeking a bribe and falsely implicating some people in a case involving violations of the Narcotics Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act after seizing poppy husk from suspected drug traffickers.


2 pump owners held with fake ration cards
Chandigarh, February 5
A joint team of the food and civil supplies department and the police arrested the owners of two kerosene pumps and recovered 32 fake ration cards from their possession last night.


Ayush fashions GMSSS win
Chandigarh, February 5
With excellent performance by Ayush Sikka (53 not out and 2 for 10), Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, recorded a 43-run facile win over Millennium Cricket Academy, Mohali, in the U-12 Samsung Friendship Cup at GMSSS-19 here today.


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