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PCA rap for former SHO, SI
Chandigarh, January 6
In the first order passed this year, the Police Complaint Authority (PCA) has recommended the suspension of a former SHO of the Sector 34 police station, Inspector Udey Pal Singh, and a Sub-Inspector (SI)Rohtash Yadav for inaction in a complaint of theft of car keys of a GMCH doctor.

metro project
FS pulls up engg dept, MC for laxity
Chandigarh, January 6
Pointing out that the exercise on the over a decade-old metro project in the city was null and void in the absence of any comprehensive data for the implementing agency, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Finance Secretary VK Singh today did some hard talking with officials, demanding a single digital map of various underground utilities at the earliest.


Food court to come up at PGI
Chandigarh, January 6
Perhaps taking a cue from the swank “five-star” private hospitals in various metros, the region’s premier tertiary care hospital, the PGI is all set to establish a food court to provide an array of quality eatables.

kidney scam
Lucknow police seizes hospital records
Mohali, January 6
Investigations in the human organ trafficking case busted by the Lucknow police has revealed that members of the gang were active at renal transplant centres of different government hospitals in the north, including the PGI, while looking for gullible patients suffering from renal failure. At the same time, addicts and those in need for money were lured to donate their kidneys.

Timings changed
The education department has decided to change the timings of double-shift government schools. The morning shift will open at 8 am instead of 7:30 am. The evening shift will close at 5 pm instead of 5:30 pm. The morning assembly has been discontinued till further orders. —TNS



Higher senior grade for 16 PGI profs
Chandigarh, January 6
After a gap of four years, 16 professors with the PGI will be promoted to the higher senior grade. Approval is likely to be accorded at the standing selection committee meeting, scheduled for January 24.

Students sip coffee to beat the chill at Student Centre in Punjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday Hailstorm hits Panchkula
Chandigarh, January 6
While fog started subsiding in the tricity by this evening, chilly winds sweeping the region forced many residents to stay indoors. Strong winds, accompanied by hail, was reported from parts of Panchkula in the evening. Weathermen predicted the conditions to continue till tomorrow.

Students sip coffee to beat the chill at Student Centre in Punjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Kidnapper did it alone
Panchkula, January 6
Ravinder Singh Gill of Kansal village, the alleged kidnapper of three children Jiya, Arnav and Mehak is believed to have planned and committed all three crimes on his own.

Suspension of three policemen revoked
Chandigarh, January 6 The suspension of three UT police’s sub-inspectors, in charge of police posts was revoked today after they tendered a written apology to UT SSP Naunihal Singh. The three were then let off with a warning.

Louis Braille day
‘Physically challenged must be made self-reliant’
Panchkula, January 6
The Haryana government will spare no efforts in providing an honourable place in the society to all physically challenged persons. This was stated by Jaivir, Singh Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment, here today. He was addressing the 203rd birth anniversary celebrations of Louise Braille organised by the National Handicapped Welfare Council, Haryana.
Going nuts
A shopkeeper stocks peanuts ahead of Lohri at the Sector 26 market in Chandigarh on Friday
A shopkeeper stocks peanuts ahead of Lohri at the Sector 26 market in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Posters of SAD candidates seized
Mohali, January 6
A flying squad team of Mohali today seized hundreds of posters of SAD candidates from Mohali, Balwant Singh Ramoowlai and SAD candidate from Kharar, Ujagar Singh Wadali being published at Jagdeep Publishing House in the Industrial Area here.

Drug Menace
No govt-run rehabilitation centre for drug addicts
Mohali, January 6
How serious the state government is about tackling the rising drug menace is evident from the fact that there is not a single government-run rehabilitation centre for patients in the district leading to a large number of relapse cases.

Suffering for no fault of theirs
Chandigarh, January 6
Of the nine government colleges in the city, only the Postgraduate Government College, Sector 11, has a regular principal. The other eight are being run by the seniormost professors there, officiating as principals, since 2002.

Stray cattle menace
Plan of MC to shift dairies hits roadblock
Panchkula, January 6
The stray cattle menace in the city is likely to continue for some more time as the plan of the Muncipal Corporation to shift dairies from the town has hit a roadblock.


non-rte seats
Schools free to carve own admission criteria, says UT Admn
Chandigarh, January 6
Following an year-long insistence on a draw of lots for random selection of students for 75 per cent non-RTE-reserved seats in schools, the UT Administration has finally woken up to schools’ autonomy in deciding admission criteria. Ending the confusion over nursery admissions, UT Education Secretary VK Singh has given the green signal to transparent and justified categorisation of seats.

graft case
CBI files chargesheet against two PU officials
Chandigarh, January 6
After obtaining the prosecution sanction from Panjab University, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today filed a detailed chargesheet against two Panjab University officials in a corruption case, which dates back to July 2010.

New academic session begins at PGI today
Chandigarh, January 6
Dr N Sathyamurthy, director, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali (Punjab), will inaugurate the new academic session at Bhargava Auditorium, PGI, tomorrow.



School bus impounded for not following norms
Ambala, January 6
The Ambala Police has impounded a school bus today, which was not following the norms and guidelines issued by the Punjab & Haryana High Court in this regard.

DC office flooded with poll duty exemption requests
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 6
The strictness of Election Commission during the Assembly polls is not only a matter of concern for the candidates but for the polling and presiding staff too. The polling staff, which used to enjoy the hospitality of the candidates are now scared of doing poll duty apprehending strict action even if a false complaint is lodged against them. That's why the employees assigned polling duties are rushing to the Deputy Commissioner to get their duties struck off on one pretext or another.

One nomination paper filed in Bassi Pathana
Fatehgarh Sahib, January.6
Yashveer Mahajan, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer said on the second day of filling of nomination papers one Amar Nath Singh had filed in his nomination papers in the Bassi Pathana ( R) constituency as a BSP candidate in the office of Navjot Kaur, SDM-cum-Election Officer. He said that in other two constituencies Fatehgarh Sahib and Amloh no nomination paper was filed. He said nominations could be filed up to January 12 except Sunday.


Case against Saji Mohan
Cross-examination over
Chandigarh, January 6
In the drug pilferage case against former Narcotics Control Bureau Zonal Director Saji Mohan, the prosecution today completed the cross-examination of investigation officer Harcharan Singh Gill.

SSP deposes in graft case against SI
Chandigarh, January 6
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Naunihal Singh today deposed as prosecution witness in the district court here in connection with a corruption case against a UT police official.


Youth found murdered
Chandigarh, January 6
A 20-year-old youth of Palsora village was found murdered near his residence here today. The victim, Monu, was a drug addict and had injuries on his head.

Shop burgled in P’kula
Panchkula, January 6
Burglars broke into a shop in Sector 6 and decamped with cigarettes worth Rs six lakh here today.


The flag of the School Games Federation of India hoisted upside down at Sports Complex, Sector 42Flag hoisted upside down
Chandigarh, January 6
Going by the saying “To err is human; to forgive divine”, organisers of the ongoing 57th National School Games hoisted the flag of School Games Federation of India upside down, here.

The flag of the School Games Federation of India hoisted upside down at Sports Complex, Sector 42

Punjab emerge cricket champs
Chandigarh, January 6
The cricket team of Punjab won the first domestic championship of the season after defeating Delhi in the final of Col CK Nayudu Cricket Trophy (U-22) in Delhi.
On the final day, Delhi team were bowled out for 319 in 104.3 overs. Punjab medium pacer Baltej Singh took seven wickets.

Driving with disdain
A match of the Saupin’s Tricity Cricket League Tournament under way at Sector 48 in Chandigarh on Friday
A match of the Saupin’s Tricity Cricket League Tournament under way at Sector 48 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

HP outplay UP
Chandigarh, January 6
AG, Himachal Pradesh, spikers outplayed AG, Uttar Pradesh, in straight sets 3-0 to clinch the title of North Zone Indian Audit and Accounts Department (IA&AD) Volleyball Championship that concluded at the sports complex in Sector 46, here today.

Local shuttlers make it to men’s singles draw
Chandigarh, January 6
Local shuttlers Oscar Bansal and Tushar Badechha booked their place in the men’s singles draw of the 76th Senior National Badminton Championship to be held in Bangaluru from January 17 to 25.

Pooja, Khyati shine in gymnastics
Chandigarh, January 6
Uttar Pradesh players, including Pooja Singh (48.450 points), Khyati Shukla (48.500 points), Ruby Yadav (46.200 points), Madhu Baghal (36.200 points) and Vijay Laxmi(11.300 points) emerged champions in the girls U-12 category during the 25th Sub-Junior National Artistic Gymnastics Championship held at Shivalik Public School here today.


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