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Experts dwell on intellectual rights
Tribune News Service

Patiala, January 27
Department of biotechnology, Khalsa College, Patiala, organised a workshop on “Awareness of Intellectual Rights” in collaboration with the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh, on the college campus today.

Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia, Director Education, SGPC, Amritsar, presided over the inaugural session of the workshop. He said patenting was not only for science and technology, rather it is an intellectual property referring to literary and artistic work, symbols, words, phrases and designs used in the business sector.

Gurharminder Singh, Senior Scientific Officer and in charge, Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh, said the purpose of this course was to facilitate a comprehensive learning and understanding of patent issues for working R&D professionals, academicians and technocrat executives.

Prof Davinder Singh, Director, Planning and Monitoring, and Nodal Officer (IPR cell), Punjabi University, Patiala, elaborated on the benefits of the intellectual property rights (IPRs).

Chandrashekhar, Director, Patent Facilitation Centre, Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, while delivering the keynote address on “Introduction of IPRs and Some Case Studies” said this workshop was an endeavour to take the participants through an extensive framework of understanding the multifarious issues relating to patent drafting, patent searching, etc.

Dr Dharminder Singh Ubha, Principal, Khalsa College, Patiala, said this workshop provided a unique forum to equip the participants to deal with patent issues at the corporate or professional level.



R-Day celebrated with patriotic zeal
Tribune News Service

Patiala, January 27
Parminder Singh Dhindsa, PWD (B&R) Minister, Punjab, has urged all the voters to cast their vote on January 30, the day of polling for the Assembly elections. Dhindsa was in the city for the Republic Day function that was held at YPS Stadium.

After hoisting the national flag, he inspected the parade. It was followed by a march past by various forces.

Addressing the gathering, he reminded people of the sacrifices made by freedom fighters and their contribution that had made India a progressive nation.

A large number of freedom fighters, teachers and social workers were honoured for their contribution to their respected fields. A colourful programme was also organised in which students from different government and private schools presented folk dances of various states. Students of Government Multipurpose Secondary School, Passey Road, Patiala, which has become the first government secondary school of the country to get ISO9001: 2008 certification from American Global Quality Registrar Certifications, UK, presented various programmes. A song highlighting the plight of old persons deserted by their children, by special children of Navjiwani School was the highlight of the programme. Three Daredevils presented dangerous stunts on their bikes. The programme concluded with sammi and and Malwai giddha.



Gang of looters busted
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, January 27
The district police has claimed to have busted a high-profile gang of looters involved in a number of incidents of looting of petrol pump and vehicle snatching in 12 districts of the state with the arrest of four of its members. The police has recovered 7 pistols along with cartridges, one Honda City, one Swift and an Inova belonging to Gujranwala jewellers of Jalandhar, seals meant for changing engine and chassis numbers of stolen vehicles, etc.

Addressing a press conference, MF Farooqui, DIG of Ludhiana Range, said the CIA staff of Sirhind, headed by Inspector Bikramjit Singh Brar, succeeded in nabbing four car-borne youngsters and during preliminary interrogation they revealed that they were the members of a gang involved in looting of petrol stations.

He said six youths belonging to Amritsar formed a group a year ago and first stole a car and then started snatching vehicles on GT Road at gunpoint. They used to sell stolen vehicles by changing their engine and chassis numbers and preparing fake registrations. He said later the gang started focusing on petrol station looting. Their modus operandi was they used to start from Amritsar in night and go on looting petrol stations on the way up to Rajpura border of the state, and would return Amritsar early morning. They used to take away digital video recorders (DVRs) installed at stations to conceal their identity. He said they confessed to 37 cases of petrol pump looting carried out in 12 districts of the state.

Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Ghaziabad, UP, who is at large, used to provide them with weapons. The other suspects have been identified as Sukhdeep Singh and Kuldeep Singh, both of Chehata, Amritsar, Randeep Singh of Gharinda, Amritsar, Jagjit Singh of Rampur Gharinda, Amritsar. Anoopinder Singh of Manawali Gali, Amritsar, is still at large.



Three convicted of attacking Ranjit Bajaj
Rajinder Nagarkoti
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 27
A local court here today convicted three persons in connection with the attack on Ranjit Bajaj, son of a senior Punjab IAS couple, in an over-11-year-old case.
The court convicted Ranvir Singh of Ludhiana, Jagatinder Singh of Udham Singh Nagar and Makhan Singh of Sector 21 here. The quantum of sentence would be pronounced on January 30.

The court acquitted Rajdeep, another accused in the case. The court had declared Surjit Singh, another co-accused, a proclaimed offender.

The court convicted the trio accused under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 147 (rioting) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the IPC.

The court also acquitted the trio of charges under Sections 307 (attempt-to-murder), 324 and 326 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the IPC.

Jagatinder and his friends attacked Ranjit near the Sector-11 ‘rehri’ market here with sharp-edged weapons on April 19, 2000, injuring him seriously. According to the police, old enmity was the reason behind the attack.

In May that year, the police arrested the accused from the house of their friend Sumeet, alias Kala, who had been staying at Nidhri Colony in Ashok Vihar of Delhi, following a tip-off.



Accounts officer commits suicide

Chandigarh, January 27
An accounts officer with the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts, Western Command, committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of the building at Sector 9 here this evening.

Sector-3 police station SHO Punam Dilawari said accounts officer Manmohan Raj Singh was in his mid-fifties and was a resident of Panchkula.

He was upset for the past some time and had shared his feelings with colleagues, she said. “His colleagues said he also had a breathing problem. One of them said he did not speak to anyone today,” the SHO added.

According to a peon on duty, Manmohan came out of the office around 5:30 pm, moved towards the area under construction, removed the barricade and jumped off, she further said. “Eyewitness said he jumped off the building before they could react,” the SHO added. A case was registered. The post-mortem examination would be conducted tomorrow. — TNS



Three arrested with opium

Panchkula, January 27
The district police today claimed to have arrest three opium smugglers along with 13 kg of opium here. The three suspects have been identified as Harvinder Singh, Parveen Kumar and Jora Singh, all hailing from to Firozepur district in Punjab.

According to the police, on a tip-off, a Santro car was signalled to stop near the labour chowk at Sector 16 yesterday. The police found the milk opium (pure quality) stashed in the car.

All the three suspects were produced in a court which sent Parveen Kumar to police custody for 7 days while his accomplices have been sent to judicial custody. — TNS



Head constable suspended for graft
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 27
Deputy Commissioner of Police Manish Chaudahry has suspended a head constable for taking a bribe of Rs 100 from a driver of Tata Canter here today.

According to the police, The head constable, Subhash Chand, who was on duty at the Ghaggar Bridge naka, near the Majri chowk, asked the driver, Jaspal, for as bribe Rs 100 to clear the vehicle. On receiving the complaint, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Crime, Dheeraj Setia reached the spot and enquired about the matter.

The head constable has been recommended to be placed under suspension till the pendency of a departmental enquiry by the DCP, as the accused was on temporary duty from the Ist battalion of the HAP. 



Rape attempt on five-year-old by retired policeman
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 27
A retired Punjab Police official was booked for attempting to rape a five-year-old girl at Mani Majra town here today.
The family of the victim reported to the police that Malkit Singh attempted to rape her when she was returning with another girl from a tuition class.

They reported that the retired policeman caught hold of the girl, pulled her inside his house and bolted the door from inside.

By that time, the girl accompanying her informed the victim’s father. The victim’s father worked with the Home Guard and mother was a housewife. Officials at the Mani Majra police station stated that they registered a case of attempt-to-rape and the exact picture would be clear after the medical examination of the victim.



Two booked for forgery

Chandigarh, January 27
A case of forgery has been registered against two persons for availing themselves of scholarship under a scheme of the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
The police had received a complaint from SK Gill, additional director (administration), social justice and empowerment, Haryana.

He had stated that under the merit-cum-means scheme, scholarships were sanctioned to students of minority communities for technical and professional degree courses at recognised institutes.

The police stated that the manager with Hartron workstation, Kaithal, Haryana, had sent the names of two candidates, Inderjeet Matta and Rajvinder, for scholarship.

On verification, it came to light that the sid workstation was not recognised with the Deputy Commissioner’s office, Kaithal.

Police officials said a case of criminal attempt to commit fraud was registered under Sections 420 and 511 of the IPC at the Sector-17 police station.

Impersonation case

M Kumar, DIG, ITBP, Shillong, also president, recruitment board, HCCM, reported that Deepak of Mokhra village, Meham tehsil, Rohtak district, Haryana, was caught appearing in a typing test for HCCM recruitment in place of Yoginder Singh, the actual candidate, on January 24.

He was checked by fingerprints through a biomatrix machine and the fraud was detected. A case under Sections 419 and 420 of the IPC was registered at the Sector-31 police station.



Chandigarh beat ludhiana
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 27
The teams of Chandigarh, Patiala and Amritsar registered wins in their respective matches of the FC Mittal Cricket Trophy, at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, here today.
In the first match, the local team recorded a six-wicket win over that of Ludhiana. After deciding to bat first, the visiting side, lost its opener Akhil (17) after he was snapped by wicket keeper Uday Kaul off VRV Singh.

After scoring 95 runs, the second wicket partnership between Nitin Goel and Chintan Sehgal took the visiting side to achieve the total of 131 in 19 overs before left arm spinner, Gurinder Singh, trapped Chintan Sehgal (53 off 57).

Nitin Goel (85 off 117 balls studded with 7 boundaries) was the next to go after he was caught by Amit Uniyal off Gurinder Singh.

Gitansh Khera (41) and Himanshu (29) were the other noticeable batsmen for the team. The Ludhiana team managed to score 262 for 7 in the allotted 50 overs.

In reply, the local team opened with Manan Vohra and Amit Prashar. Amit (26) was the first to go after putting on a 51 runs partnership for the first wicket. Manan Vohra completed his half-century before getting trapped by Sandeep Singh.

Gurkirat Walia scored an unbeaten 47 off 52 with 3 boundaries while Bipul Sharma chipped in an unbeaten 26 off 13 studded with two boundaries and with a six. For Ludhiana Rahul Singla took 2 for 47.

Brief Scores:

Ludhiana-262 for 7 in 50 overs (Nitin Goel 85, Chintan Sehgal 53, Gitansh Khera 41, Himanshu 29, Bipul Sharma 3 for 59, Gurinder Singh 3 for 29)

Chandigarh-266 for 4 in 46.1 overs (Manan Vohra 50, Vishwas Bhalla 89, Gurkirat Walia 47 not out, Bipul Sharma 26 not out, Amit Prashar 26).

In the second match, Patiala beat Jalandhar by 10 wickets at Dhruv Pandove Stadium, Patiala.

Brief Scores:

Jalandhar-128 for all out in 42.4 overs (Ishan Malhotra 24, Pargat Singh 25 and Taruwar Kohli 42 not out, Rajwinder Singh 4 for 17, Karan Kaila 3 for 20 and Ankur Jund 2 for 29).

Patiala-130 for no loss in 17.5 overs (Jeevanjot 58 not out, Ravi Inder Singh 67 not out).

In the third match played in Amritsar, the host team recorded a 7-wicket win over Mohali.

Brief scores:

Mohali-193 all out in 46.1 overs (Mayank Siddana 64, Gurkirat Mann 37, Arshdeep Brar 30 and Harpreet Singh 27, Munish Bhatia 4 for 35, Vinay Chaudhary 2 for 17 and Sharad Lumba 2 for 33).

Amritsar-196 for 3 in 38 overs (Manish Bhatia 48 and Manish Sharma 74 not out, Barinder Singh 2 for 55, Maninder Singh 1 for 57).



PU defeat CCSU-Meerut

Chandigarh, January 27
The host handball team of Panjab University (PU) defeated the team of CCSU, Meerut, to clear the quarterfinal stage of ongoing North Zone Inter-University Handball for Men being held.

In the first quarterfinal match, PU routed the visiting side by 37-17 while in the second day Kurukshetra University defeated Ch DLU, Sirsa, by 31-04 and GNDU, Amritsar, defeated Delhi University by 27-18. In the last quarterfinal match of the MDU, Rohtak, thrashed Punjabi University by 20-15.

Results: PU b PTU by 29-24; Ch DLU, Sirsa, b LPU, Phagwara, by 20-13; MDU, Rohtak, b PAU, Ludhiana, by 29-20; GNDU, Amritsar b GADV and ASU, Ludhana, by 34-20. — TNS



HCA win by 4 wickets
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 27
The Himachal Cricket Academy defeated Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy by four wickets in the league match of Sardar Bhagwant Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament, being held, here.

Batting first, the team of Vivek High set a target of 108 runs after loosing nine wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Navansh (21) and Angad Khera (19) guided the team to achieve the target. For the bowling side, Pawan, Prince and Ricky took two wickets each.

While chasing the target, the winning side scored 109 runs in the last over of the match. Pawan (31) and Sarthik (14) were the main scorers for team.

Brief scores:

Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy: 108 for 9 in 20 overs (Navansh 21, Angad Khera 23, Ansh Chugh 19, Pawan 2 for 23, Prince 2 for 25, Ricky 2 for 20, Harshit 2 for 12).

Himachal Cricket Academy: 109 for 7 in 19.4 overs (Pawan 31, Sarthik 14, Angad Khera 3 for 15, Sanjog 2 for 14, Simran 2 for 14).



Cricket nationals trials today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 27
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA) will hold trials to select the cricket team of boys (U-19), at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19. The CCA will conduct the trials on January 28 at 2.30 pm.

The selected team will represent the city in the upcoming national cricket championship for boys.

Sources said, the players born on or after September 1, 1993 can participate in the trials. The players are advised to attend the trials in proper kit. The selected 20 players will attend a month-long camp under the guidance of the former test cricketer, Yograj Singh.



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