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Decomposed body of SI found
Chandigarh, March 9
A wailing sister of sub-inspector Vishal (inset), who allegedly committed suicide at Sector 42 in Chandigarh on Friday. A highly decomposed body of Vishal Sharma, a sub-inspector in the Chandigarh Police, was found at his residence in Sector 42 here this evening.

A wailing sister of sub-inspector Vishal (inset), who allegedly committed suicide at Sector 42 in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune photograph

CCTV project hits roadblock
Panchkula, March 9
The much-needed outdoor surveillance project of the Panchkula police under which 90 CCTV cameras were to be installed in the town has hit a roadblock as the state government has rejected the proposal.


Semester exams
PU fails to declare results
Chandigarh, March 9
Even more than a month after missing the January 30 deadline to declare the semester results of various departments, Panjab University is yet to declare a majority of the results. The students are about to complete another semester in the wait of previous results.

Age row dogs football tourney
Chandigarh, March 9
Waking up after four years’ of deep slumber, the Chandigarh Football Association (CFA) organised the senior state football meet at Football Stadium in Sector 17 here this year, but finding it impossible to get enough seniors on the field, imported juniors to fill the missing numbers.


World Glaucoma Week at PGI
‘Glaucoma undiagnosed for want of awareness’
Eye specialists say it is leading cause of irreversible blindness
Chandigarh, March 9
The World Glaucoma Week will be observed at the PGI from March 11 to 17. Eye specialists say glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness, continues to go undiagnosed because of lack of awareness.

Making UT model solar city
Govt residences at Sec 7 and 16 to have water-heating systems
Chandigarh, March 9
In a step towards making the City Beautiful a model solar city, the UT Administration has decided to install solar water-heating systems in all the government residences here. In the first phase, two sectors, 7 and 16, have been selected for the purpose.

Celebrations across the city
Chandigarh, March 9
The festival of colours, Holi, was celebrated with fun and enthusiasm by the residents of Chandigarh. Enthusiast youngsters and children were seen playing the festival in the local markets and streets.

Enthusiasm all the way
People celebrate Holi at Phase IV in Mohali on Thursday.Mohali, March 9
Vibrant colours, pichkaris and water balloons marked the festival of Holi which was celebrated with great enthusiasm, here yesterday. Youngsters in high spirit took to the roads to paint the town in different colours. It was pure, simple fun for children who soared high with their pichkaris and balloons taking liberty with strangers on the streets.

People celebrate Holi at Phase IV in Mohali on Thursday. tribune photo: vicky gharu

One stabbed, over 120 injured on Holi
Panchkula, March 9
An incident of stabbing was also reported from Rajiv colony. The victim has been identified as Mayaram, a colony resident. Mayaram was stabbed by some youths. His condition was said to be serious. Later, he was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh.

A dance troupe performs during Holi at Funcity near Ramgarh at Panchkula on Thursday; (Right) Holi revelers in a jubilant mood at Sector 7 in Panchkula on Thursday.
A dance troupe performs during Holi at Funcity near Ramgarh at Panchkula on Thursday; (Right) Holi revelers in a jubilant mood at Sector 7 in Panchkula on Thursday. tribune photos: Parvesh chauhan

Seized property
DCP wants status reports every week
Panchkula, March 9
Learning lessons from the incident wherein a malkhana in-charge hold sold case properties of the 631 cases right under the nose of his seniors, the Panchkula Deputy Commissioner of the police (DCP) has issued fresh directions to all the investigation officers to submit status report of case properties seizures on weekly basis.

WALKING PRETTY: Models take part in a fashion show held Shivalik hotel, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

FICCI organises seminar on I-T growth
CHANDIGARH, March 9 A session on the growth of Information Technology (IT) in the region was organised by FICCI in association with TiE Chandigarh here today. Speaking on the occasion, Rakesh Verma, managing director of Punjab Infotech, said that the region cannot afford to miss the opportunity provided by the I-T growth, particularly the SMEs and their concerns.

CLTA holds protest march
Trainees demand reappointment of director coaching
Chandigarh, March 9
Protesting against the exodus of the director coaching, Gurvarinder Singh, allegedly due to harassment at the hands of authorities, the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) took out a candle march here today.

Chill will be back, nights to get colder
Chandigarh, March 9
Residents of the tricity are likely to face another cold spell as night temperatures are likely to dip further by about two degrees in the next 24 hours. The weather office has predicted rain or snowfall in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, causing a further decline in minimum temperature.

New govt
Oath taking on march 14
Mohali, March 9
The oath taking ceremony of the new panel of ministers of the Punjab Government will take place at a historical place in Chapparchiri on March 14. Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, today, reviewed the arrangements at Chapparchiri, where the senior officials of the district were present to get directions from SAD president. The government had, earlier, built a memorial of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur at this place.

Packing a punch:
Bijinder (right) of All India Police in action against Sumit of ASI during the All India AK Mishara Boxing Championship at Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Conference at PGI from today
Chandigarh, March 9
The first national conference on primary immuno-deficiency (PID) diseases will be started at the PGI here from tomorrow. It is being organised in collaboration with the Foundation of Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases in the US.

MC issues challans to 105 junk dealers
Chandigarh, March 9
A total of 105 junk dealers illegally squatting in the Phase I of the Industrial Area here were issued challans today by a team of the enforcement wing of the municipal corporation (MC).

Walk on cancer awareness
Chandigarh, March 9
Siddharth Vashishta Charitable Trust organised a cancer awareness walk from the Sukhna Lake to Sector 17 here this morning.

Woman gets burn injuries, in hospital
Chandigarh, March 9
Savita of Mauli Jagran caught fire while preparing lunch on a stove at her residence yesterday. She was admitted to the GMCH at Sector 32. Her husband Inderson received minor injuries while saving her. TNS


IIT prof delivers lecture at PU
Chandigarh, March 9
Eminent structural geologist, Prof DC Srivastava, department of earth sciences, IIT Roorkee, delivered the second IC Pande Memorial Lecture on ‘Application Computer-Graphics methods for stain estimation in rocks’ at Panjab University’s geology department today.

EWS seats
Pvt schools submit INFO
Chandigarh, March 9
Private schools have once again submitted the details of admissions made under the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category to the UT education department, as per the demand made by the department. The new session is about to begin from the coming month; however, the UT Administration is yet to finalise the modalities for implementing the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act.

Punjabi Sufi singer Satinder Sartaz sufi dances with GGSCW girls at the farewell party in Sector 26, Chandigarh GGSCW students given warm send-off
Chandigarh, March 9
A farewell party was organised today at Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, to bid farewell to the final year students of arts, commerce and computer science streams.

Punjabi Sufi singer Satinder Sartaz sufi dances with GGSCW girls at the farewell party in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Friday. A Tribune photo

PU to host national seminar on Punjabi
Chandigarh, March 9
The department of Punjabi, Panjab University, in collaboration with the Punjabi Akademi, Delhi, is going to organise a two-day national seminar on March 13 and 14 under the theme ‘Samkali Punjab Sahit Vitch Hasiagat Samooha Di Chetna’. Dr Surjit Pattar will be the chief guest of the inaugural session. Well-known Hindi scholar Dr Veer Bharat Talwar, a professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, will deliver the keynote address.


Female foeticide: Officials seal nursing home, arrest doctor
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 9
A nursing home was sealed by a team of district health department yesterday. The team was led by Dr Gurmail Singh Chahal, civil surgeon. The nursing home was being run by a BAMS couple, near Administrative complex district, carrying out female foeticide in the area by using unregistered ultra sound machine.

Ill-effects of female foeticide, deforestation bared
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 9
‘Katha Rukhan te Kukhan Di’, a play written and directed by noted theatre artist Prof Sompal Heera, was staged at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib today to celebrate International Women’s Day. The play conveyed the message that decreasing number of trees, coupled with the problem of female foeticide, are leading to imbalance in the Indian society.

One killed in accident
Kalka, March 9
One person died in a road accident yesterday. Karan Raj and his friend Jai Singh were coming towards Kalka when a a recklessly driven car hit their scooter near the Ramnagar T-point. The scooterists sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the Civil Hospital at Kalka. From there, they were referred to the PGI in Chandigarh.

Group clash leaves seven injured
Ambala March 9
As many as seven persons were injured in a group clash at Ambala City this afternoon. The injured of both the groups were admitted to the Civil Hospital, here. According to information, there was some old rivalry between the two groups.

Snatcher nabbed
Ambala, March 9
A few passers-by nabbed a chain snatcher while he was trying to fleeing after snatching the chain of a woman.


Man stabbed, 2 booked
Chandigarh, March 9
Anil Kumar of Colony Number 4 reported to the police that Karan and Ravinder stabbed him near Phase I of Industrial Area on the night of March 7. A case under Sections 307 and 34 of the IPC was registered at the Industrial Area police station.

After five months of efforts, police arrests man
Mohali, March 9
The local police has arrested a man, Harjinder Singh, in connection with some alleged frauds related to property. The accused was produced in a local court and was remanded in the police custody for one day.

High drama after mishap
Chandigarh, March 9
There was high drama at Sector 20 here after the driver of an ambulance, posted at the MLA hostel at Sector 3, hit a scooter near the beat box last evening.


Senior State Netball Championship
DAV Model School Club beat Sports Complex
Chandigarh March 9
The DAV Model School Club, Sector 15, beat Sports Complex, Sector 46, by 10-6 in the final match of Chandigarh Senior State Netball Championship held at the Government College, Sector 11 A, here today.

Veterans’ cricket tourney to start today
Chandigarh, March 9
Three teams will take part in Saupin's-32 veteran league cricket tournament (above 50) to be started here from tomorrow.


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