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Infant thrown off third floor
Crashes into shed, dies; was undergoing treatment at PGI neonatal ICU; no suspect yet
Arun Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 21
In a tragic incident, a month-old infant was thrown to death from the third floor of the PGI today. The premature baby was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) about a month ago and was scheduled to be discharged in a few days, sources at the PGI said.

The infant’s mother raised the alarm on finding the baby missing from the bed in her room. After running around, someone noticed the baby lying on the shed on the ground floor of the Nehru Hospital building.

The infant was taken to the Advance Trauma Centre, where he was declared brought dead. The deceased’s mother has been identified as Rajneesh, a resident of Yamunanagar district. At the time of the incident, the baby’s father was not at the hospital.

The PGI authorities and the police swung into action to ascertain the sequence of events leading to the infant’s death. A case of murder has been registered against unidentified person(s) and the police is groping in the dark about how the baby, believed to be lying in the mother’s room, was thrown to death.

Preliminary probe revealed that Rajneesh had gone to the washroom at around 5.30 am and returned to find the baby missing. She raised the alarm and told the staff nurse that her baby was missing. She had taken the baby from the nursery to feed him, and left him wrapped in a blanket in Rajneesh’s room. Two women were sleeping in the room at that time. But when she returned, her baby was not there.

Couple lost 2 babies earlier

It is not the first time that the couple has lost a child. Two baby boys born to the couple earlier could not survive as they were premature. The couple has a seven-year-old daughter.

No stranger spotted

Eyewitnesses said the baby’s mother was seen moving in the corridor with the baby at around 4 am. Later, she entered her room with the baby wrapped in a blanket and left saying she had to go to the washroom. They could not confirm if at all the baby was in the blanket. No one was spotted entering her room after that. A security personnel posted outside the neonatal ICU did not notice anything odd.



Child gets locked in car, dies of suffocation
Rajinder Nagarkoti
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, July 21
In an unfortunate incident, a two-and-a-half-year-old boy died of suffocation after he got locked inside the car outside his house in Sector 7 this evening. The child has been identified as Paras, son of Taranjit Singh, a businessman. The incident took place around 4.30 pm when Paras along with his grandfather Bhupinder Singh, grandmother, elder brother Manak and two cousins returned from his father’s shop in Mansa Devi Complex.

Sources said Bhupinder Singh parked the car outside the house and went inside along with the other children, thinking his wife had picked up Paras. His wife on the other hand thought Paras was with her husband. After about an hour, they realised that Paras was not in the house. They searched the entire house, but he was nowhere to be found. Finally, they checked the car and found him lying unconscious.

They immediately rushed him to hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. The doctors said Paras died of suffocation.

No one from the family was in a condition to speak. The police has not received any complaint so far.



PGI shrugs off negligence allegation
Arun Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 21
Sixteen-year-old Anupama is still battling for life at the PGI. Though doctors noticed some movement in her limbs today, they said she was not out of danger. Adamant on their stand, the PGI authorities denied allegations of negligence in the treatment of Anupama. “There is a huge rush of patients at the Advance Trauma Centre,” said Dr Sameer Aggarwal, in charge of the centre.

He said she was shifted to the pre-operative ward on Wednesday, where 30 patients were in queue for surgery, including six who were in a critical condition. The next day the ward saw 36 such patients and on Thursday, the figure rose to 42 on the surgery waiting list, with nine patients in a critical condition.

“Anupama’s dressing was not changed because of the mutilated condition of the leg. A patient can go in shock after seeing such a sight,” the doctor said.

The girl’s parents are, however, not convinced. “Now, the doctors are leaving no chance to revive her. Had they shown this sensitivity towards her earlier, Anupama’s condition would have improved,” they said.

Aid pours in

While a group of students from DAV College has contacted PGI social workers and offered help, employees of Infotech, where Anupama’s father worked earlier, have collected Rs 50,000 for her. A woman requesting anonymity deposited some money with a chemist at the PGI for the girl’s medicines. A man contacted The Tribune and offered to bear all her medical expenses at a super-speciality private hospital.



Big haul of gold ornaments, two snatchers caught
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 21
The Chandigarh Police claimed to have solved 16 cases of snatching reported this summer across the city with the arrest of two accused. Gold ornaments worth over Rs 7.10 lakh were recovered from the accused who are proclaimed offenders.

A naka was laid near the Sectors 24 roundabout yesterday following a tip-off. Vicky of Bulandshahar and Sanjay, alias Suraj, of Fatehpur in UP, who were riding a motorcycle without a registration number, were arrested.

The motorcycle was also stolen by them from Sector 40. The SSP, Naunihal Singh, said after a sudden spurt in snatching incidents, where the accused would target women and their gold chains, the Crime Branch launched a special drive. “While the accused are suspected to have been involved in around 30 cases, recovery has been made in 16 cases,” he said.

The accused have a criminal record. They were earlier arrested by the Crime Branch in various cases. The accused were staying at Baltana in Zirakpur.

Vicky was involved in 30 cases and was convicted in nine cases while he was declared a proclaimed offender in two cases. He is being tried in 16 cases across various courts.

Sanjay has been convicted in three cases and is being tried in eight cases in the court.

The accused were produced in court and sent to four-day police remand. They have confessed to their involvement in around 30 cases of snatching and theft in the city.

Favourite haunt

Sectors 39, 34 and 36 were the favourite snatching ground of the accused. Out of a total of 16 cases, 12 were reported from southern sectors.


As many as 12 gold chains, two ear-rings and a gold ring worth Rs 7.10 lakh have been recovered from the accused. More arrests are likely to be made.



‘cadre war’
Standing up to Admn costs HCS officer dear
Rajinder Nagarkoti
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 21
Resisting a “concerted” move by the UT top brass to bring in UT cadre officials on key posts, mostly held by state civil services officers from Punjab and Haryana, has backfired on HCS officer Yogesh Kumar, who yesterday sought repatriation to his parent state along with his HCS wife Varsha Khangwal.

Yogesh Kumar refrained from making any comments on the issue while UT Adviser KK Sharma said he would be able to speak more on the matter only on Monday.

A few months ago, the Administration appointed Prerna Puri, a 2006 batch UT cadre IAS officer, as Secretary Information Technology. After her appointment, there was resentment among other officers as she had only six years of experience for secretary-level posts. Moreover, Puri was 18 batches junior to UT Home Secretary Anil Kumar, a 1988 batch Haryana cadre IAS, and 16 batches junior to Finance Secretary VK Singh, a 1990 batch Punjab cadre IAS officer.

Further, the Administration allotted the then Director IT, Yogesh Kumar’s room to Puri, forcing him to shoot off a letter to the Adviser stating that there was no room available in the IT department that could be given to Puri. However, the Administration gave his room to her. The Administration also gave the charge of Director IT to another UT cadre official, Tanvi Garg.

In March, HCS and PCS officers held a “secret” meeting in Chandigarh Lake Club to oppose the “ill-treatment” being meted out to state cadre officials. However, the meeting agenda got leaked to the top brass of the Administration.

Recently, the Punjab Government raised the issue with the Union Home Ministry regarding the 60:40 ratio in posts filled from among IAS, IPS and state-cadre officers of Punjab and Haryana coming on deputation to the Administration.

The media also highlighted the issue and the Administration was reportedly not happy with its “negative image”. Recently, after a public hearing session, Administrator Shivraj Patil had pulled up officials over the cadre war. Sources revealed that the UT top brass had reportedly held Yogesh Kumar responsible for the negative image of the Administration on issues ranging from the parched Sukhna Lake to the 60:40 ratio demand reaching Union Home Minister P Chidambaram.

The sources said the top brass had recently even warned a few officials that in case of failure to perform, the departments allotted to them could be changed and adverse remarks added in their ACRs.

Turn of events

  • December 13, 2011: Home Secretary Anil Kumar divested of major departments, including personnel, education, tourism, local self-government and CITCO. A majority of these departments allocated to UT cadre officers.
  • February 28: Prerna Puri appointed Secretary IT and house allotment committee. The then Director IT Yogesh Kumar’s room allotted to her.
  • March 3: HCS and PCS officers hold “secret” meeting on the “ill-treatment” being meted out to state cadre officers.
  • June 11: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram assures Punjab Chief Minister of the 60:40 ratio.
  • July 20: HCS couple Yogesh Kumar and Varsha Khangwal seek repatriation to their parent state Haryana.


MC authorities ignore committee decisions
Fail to mention detailed reports of major decisions taken by panel
Aarti Kapur
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 21
Making mockery of the policy decisions taken by the finance and contract committee, in the past six months, the Municipal Corporation authorities do not seem to be serious to implement them on the ground.

In fact, in the recently prepared action taken report by the authorities, it fails to mention about the status of the major decisions, which were taken in the present tenure by the committee.

Classic example of which is the authorities have not mentioned about the status of the allotted works and how many contracts have been cancelled by the department concerned of the contractors due to delay in completion of work on time. In the committee, it was also decided that the list of the petty works which were lying pending due to delay in execution by the contractor be mentioned so that these be cancelled and re-allotted for commencing of work.

Similarly, it was directed by the committee to launch debris-patrolling vehicle in the city, which will monitor the illegal dumping of debris by the residents in various parts of the city. Interestingly, in the action taken report the authorities have not mentioned about it and their status. Even the authorities have not mentioned about the special F&CC meetings held for pilot project of door-to-door garbage collection system in Sector 22 and its status.

BJP councillor Rajesh Gupta expressed dissatisfaction over the report prepared by the officials as no details about the action taken on the decisions taken by the present F&CC finds mention in it. He said that they have asked the authorities to prepare the details of the status report of the development works of last one year also and table it in committee meeting.

Referring to the decision taken in March in which it was decided that action should be taken against those members of the community centers who are not the residents of that area. A list of such persons of Sectors 19, 21 and 45 community centers was prepared by the department. But as per the report no action had been taken by the department concerned as the MC Commissioner had not issued any directions in this regard till date.

Another decision taken by committee in the month of May was that the MC will deploy sanitation personnel to clean the community center after holding of any social gathering and will charge Rs 500 for it from the residents, but surprisingly, till date, no staff has been appointed for the same.

When contacted congress councillor, Subhash Chawla, said he is drafting a list of resolutions, which the committee had approved and will table them in the next committee meeting to get them approved for speedy implementation by the authorities.

Seriousness of Mayor

Surprisingly, the Mayor, Raj Bala Malik, does not seem to be serious to implement her own decision taken in the committee meeting. Last month, it was decided that the F&CC would meet thrice on dates 5, 15 and 25 in a month. It was also decided that one meeting out of these three would be held by the Mayor to discuss policy matters of the city. Rest two meetings will be for the approval of other issues before the committee. But till date, only one meeting has been convened in which issues before the committee was discussed. When contacted Mayor she said that if there was any urgent issue which requires urgent action then she will hold another meeting, but so far she has not decided to convene another meeting.



Patil pulls up UT, MC officials
BSP delegation meets him over lack of basic amenities at Deep Complex despite directions
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 21
After failing to provide basic amenities to residents of the Deep Complex at Hallo Majra despite directions issued at UT Administrator Shivraj Patil’s public hearing session in March, Patil today pulled up UT and municipal corporation (MC) officials and directed them to prepare a plan within three months to ensure basic amenities to the residents.

The directions were issued after a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) delegation, consisting of BSP national general secretary and MP Narinder Kashyap, Punjab unit chief and Rajya Sabha member Avtar Singh Karimpuri, Chandigarh unit convener Anwar Hafiz-ul-Haq, councillor Jannat Jahan and Chandigarh unit president MC Suman met Patil.

Haq said they submitted a memorandum to the UT Administrator. He added that the Administrator patiently heard the problems of the residents and they were assured that basic amenities would be provided to the residents of the Deep Complex soon.

Patil directed officials to prepare a plan to provide amenities, including drinking water and electricity, to residents of Jannat’s ward.

The BSP councillor raised the issue at Patil’s public hearing session on March 19, but despite directions issued by the UT Administrator, UT and MC officials had failed to provide facilities to the residents.

Since 2008, the UT Administration and the MC had been passing the buck about the responsibility of providing basic amenities.

Jannat said the area was not under the jurisdiction of the MC, due to which the civic body authorities were not providing basic amenities there.

She said the Deep Complex was denotified in 2007 and transferred to the MC in 2008, but this decision was reverted in 2009 and a decision to denotify it was not taken.

Residents said the authorities were giving them stepmotherly treatment and there was confusion within the Administration about notification for the last five years.

The budget reports of the last two years revealed that the MC had earmarked crores every year for sewerage and storm-water drainage, but work had not been commenced.



Nationalist movement’s challenges, solutions discussed
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 21
India needs to exercise self-restraint and provide leadership to the world, said Indresh Kumar, member of the executive committee of the RSS, here today. He was speaking at a seminar on 'Nationalist Movement in India- Challenges and Solutions', organised by the Centre for Legislative Studies.

He advocated for a country which was free from corruption, caste and religious conflicts and which respected all forms of worship of God by an individual.

He said India was a country having diversity in all walks of life, be it religion, language or eating habits.

This distinguished India from the rest of the world, but due to internal problems, the country was not able to project its points of strength and rich cultural heritage to the world, he added.

Tarun Vijay, Member of Parliament, said unfortunately successive Congress governments in the country had not been able to give a positive direction to the people for moving to a homogeneous nation.

He said because of narrow political considerations, it had just divided people on the basis of caste and religion by giving a totally distorted version of secularism.

Satya Pal Jain, former Member of Parliament and president of the Centre for Legislative Studies, said the concept of nation was different from the concept of state.

He said people were confused between the two and the loyalty which nation demanded was converted into loyalty to the state and ultimately to loyalty to the ruling family.

Davesh Moudgil, municipal councillor, said the centre would continue to organise such discussions in the future to evolve a national consensus on contentious issues.



Who cares for norms?
Roadside vendors continue to violate rules, unheed orders
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, July 21
In the absence of any check, roadside vendors continue to flout norms. Traffic jams are a regular occurrence on the Chandigarh-Zirakpur highway due to these ‘rehris’. The authorities have issued instructions asking the officials concerned to remove the rehris from the highway, but these vendors pay no heed to the orders.

Mohali Deputy Commissioner Varun Roojam kept issuing orders time and again, but to no avail.

With these vendors violating the rules, it seems that nobody is bothered to check the violation that has been posing a threat to commuters as a fatal mishap can occur on the highway due to these rehris.

The vendors have encroached upon a major portion of the highway leading to traffic chaos.

Aggravating the problem, sometimes commuters park vehicles along the highway to buy fruits or vegetables. This can lead to a fatal mishap," said Surjit Singh, a resident of Zirakpur.

Another local resident, Rakesh Bansal, who runs an industrial unit in Pabhat, said traffic jams were a routine affair. “The number of ‘rehris’ increases on weekends. Why don’t the authorities take action to check the nuisance," said Bansal.

Varun Roojam said the authorities carried out special drives to remove these rehris. “We keep confiscating goods and rehris, but these vendors don't budge. I will do the needful," said Roojam.



Pay enhanced rates for park upkeep, residents' body tells GMADA
Our Correspondent

Mohali, July 21
The Kanal Houses Resident Welfare Association, Sector 59, has demanded that the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) should pay enhanced rates for the maintenance of parks retrospectively as it was doing in the case of a private contractor.

Sukhjit Singh Lehal, general secretary of the association, said GMADA had enhanced the rates of maintaining parks from Rs 1.30 to Rs 1.77 per sq metre.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the authority held under the chairmanship of Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, Punjab.

Welcoming the decision, Lehal said with the enhanced rates they would be able to maintain the parks more comfortably. He said his association had been pursuing the matter over the past one year and had written to the Chief Administrator of GMADA in this regard. Meetings were also held with the secretary, housing, and the Chief Administrator thereafter. He said since GMADA had been paying a private contractor at the rate of Rs 1.77 per sq metre for the past more than one year, the association should also be paid at the enhanced rates with retrospective effect as the matter had been taken up more than a year ago.

He said the maintenance of four parks had been taken over in 2008 and since then the areas were being maintained by permanent staff. Apart from Rs 1.30 sq metre which was paid by GMADA, residents also contributed an equal amount to maintain the parks well. A water harvesting system had also been introduced

in a park for which contributions were received from residents.



Efforts on to root out female foeticide
Panchayats to get training to sensitise residents against social evil
Tribune News Service

Mohali, July 21
"To deal effectively with the prevailing problem of gender ratio, panchayats will be given special training," said Dr Hrusikesh Panda, additional secretary, Ministry of Panchayat Raj, at Baroli village here.

Panda visited the village that had received appreciation from the Punjab government for its efforts in improving gender ratio in the village.

The village stood fourth in the state.

While addressing a gathering at the village, Panda said the government officials had been visiting those villages, which had made a mark in solving the problem. "A special programme will be chalked out under which panchayats will be given a bigger role to eradicate the social evil. Special training will be imparted to the panchayats to achieve the aim. Financial aid will also be provided for the purpose," said Panda, while adding that the Government of India was very serious about rooting out the social evil.

Panda added that "women gram sabhas" would be constituted in villages and panchayats would be responsible for holding regular meetings of these sabhas to sensitise people against female foeticide.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (development) Pardeep Singh Kaleka was also present on the occasion. He assured Panda that the Administration would play a proactive role.



Floor-wise ownership of flats
Poor response to HUDA scheme
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, July 21
The scheme launched by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) three years ago to allow floor-wise ownership of flats here has not received a good response from the city residents as only 12 persons have come forward for the floor-wise registration.

The scheme was launched with much fanfare and it was expected that a large section of people would avail benefit. The Haryana government had allowed the floor-wise ownership keeping in view the steep rise in land prices over the years, which had made it very difficult for the common man to raise an independent house.

People in the real estate business said technical issues like top floors having less space then those below and insufficient parking space had prevented people from opting for it. Besides, HUDA never made any effort to popularise the scheme.

A HUDA official said they would try to solve the problems of the residents and would put in efforts to popularise the scheme.

As per information, flat owners having their premises according to the building plans and having clearance from all competent authorities will be eligible for the floor-wise ownership.

Those, who have paid full price for their plots to HUDA and have no dues, will be able to apply for separate registration of floors.

Each independent floor will be entitled to separate utility connections such as water supply and electricity. The official, however, added that no increase in maximum permissible floor area ratio (FAR) would be allowed.



Teej celebrated with zeal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 21
Teej festival was celebrated with zeal at the Dehlia Garden in Sector 36 here today. The function organised by the municipal corporation. The event was inaugurated by Madhu Bansal, wife of Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources.

She stressed on the need to perpetuate cultural values among the masses, especially the youth.

She also addressed the gathering on the social, religious and historical significance of the festival.

The function was marked with Teej songs by Sukhi Brar, Punjabi folk songs and fusion of ‘giddha’ and bhangra’

Other attractions of the event were camel rides, cart rides and different stalls of sweets and ‘lassi’.

The stage was decorated with colourful lights and traditional flags. The ‘Teej Queen’ was selected and given prizes.

The winners included Gurbax Rawat, Sonia and Sangita. Mayor Raj Bala Malik, councillors and MC Commissioner VP Singh’s wife Archana Verma Singh were present.





Ex-MP from city Sangma's counting agent

Former city MP and national in-charge of the legal and legislative cell of the BJP, Satya Pal Jain, will be the counting agent of PA Sangma, a presidential candidate, in the Parliament house on Sunday. Jain had also represented Sangma on July 2, at the time of scrutiny of nomination papers of the candidates for the presidential election and had raised objections on the nomination papers of Pranab Mukherjee, UPA candidate for the president. He was also Sangma's polling agent at the time of polling held on July 19. He said that during that time he made a written complaint against the vote cast by Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, acting on which the Election Commission cancelled the vote.

Visit to Institute for the Blind

When the alumni of the local Sacred Heart School visited the Institute for the Blind today, Helen Keller was the name that instantly sprung up into their minds. The students of the blind school welcomed the alumni with a welcome song and presented a cultural musical extravaganza. Arti Mehta, the organiser of the philanthropic activity, said that the headmaster of the institute, JS Jayara, who has been there for the last 14 years, is a person to draw inspiration from.


Prof Rajesh Kochhar of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, has been elected president of the International Astronomical Union Commission on History of Astronomy. Prof Kochhar will take charge at the triennial General Assembly of the Union which will be held in Beijing in the second half of August. His visit is being sponsored by the Union itself and Indian National Science Academy. Prof Kochhar will also be visiting South Korea where he will give a lecture on the transmission of Indian astronomy to China, Korea and Japan. An astrophysicist and historian of science, Professor Kochhar is a former Director of the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi. He has been a Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow, a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer, a German Academic Exchange Scholar, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge.


With a view to promote friendship between Chinese and Indian citizens, the Chinese People Association for Friendship with foreign countries has invited Dr Sarabjeet SIngh Sandhu and Dr Navneet Sandhu along with six other doctors from across India to visit China to join the China-India joint medical mission.


Ice-cream day

Anee's School Mohali & Kharar celebrated 'Ice Cream Day' while enjoying different flavors of ice creams. The tiny-tots not only relished the ice cream, but also participated in a painting competition. Principal of the school Gurpreet Sandhu told the history of ice cream to the children.

Saplings planted

To mark Vanmahotsav (plantation) week, the students of Ashmah International School, Sector-70, Mohali, organised a poster-making competition. Apart from that, students also planted saplings of 'Kadamba', 'Kaner', 'Catherine' in the school premises. Students from class III to VI participated in this activity. Director of the school, JSKesar, (IAS Retd) was chief guest on this occasion. The activity was organised to spread awareness among the students about the need of taking care of the environment.

Singing competition

A singing competition was held at Lawrance Senior Secondary School, Sector 51, Mohali. Students from classes III to X participated in the competition. Veena Malhothra, principal of the school, said that the all over development of every child is the main concern of the school. She also said that such competitions break the monotony of daily routine and kids can resume their studies afresh after being rejuvenating. — Tribune Reporters



4 city students make it to AIIMs
The result of AIIMS-Rishikesh comes as relief as no general category student from city could make it to AIIMS-Delhi
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 21
Four city students have made it to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh. After the list of AIIMS-Delhi, the list of candidates selected for six new AIIMs (at Rishikesh, Bhopal, Bhubhneshwer, Jodhpur, Patna, and Raipur) was declared on July 20.

The list of AIIMS-Delhi was declared earlier this month and had led to disappointment as no student from the city from the General Category managed to make to the Delhi institute.

The students who made it to AIIMS-Rishikesh include Diksha Gupta (All India Rank 44). Gupta also the PMT topper in Chandigarh. Ira Aggarwal (rank 63), Loekirat Singh Dhaliwal (rank 83) and Nishtha (rank 100) also made it to the same institute.

Four General Category students from the city making it to AIIMS-Rishikesh has come as a breather for all the medical students, and even coaching institutes, after city students failed to figure in the merit list of AIIMS-Delhi.

The result this year is in stark contrast to 2011 when not only did five students make it to the list of AIIIMS-Delhi, but also Karnal boy Anshit Goyal, who was taking coaching in the city, topped the country.

Teachers at coaching institutes also admit that the results were disappointing this year and blamed the changed question paper pattern behind it.



School holds exhibition on development of weapons
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 21
Since time immemorial man has been protecting and securing himself against danger. Self-defence has always been a primary need. Working on the theme 'Weapons-Through the Ages', Saupin's School-32 had an exhibition put up at the school premises today.

Different models of weapons, charts, posters along with power-point presentation made by students of classes V to X were put on display at the exhibition.

Starting with the 'Stone-Age', students depicted through their creative skills the defencive tools used by the primitive man. With the discovery of bronze and iron, man learned to make weapons which were used in battles. The invention of gun-powder saw man switching over to the use of explosives. The weapons used during the devastating World Wars through land, water, and air were displayed.

Modern weapons which emerged with advancement in technology were the major attraction of the day.



City girl attains all-India 18th rank in CA exam

Chandigarh, July 21
Bringing laurels to the city, Priyanka Mehtani, a local resident, has attained all-India 18th rank in the final examination conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in May. Priyanka Mehtani scored 69 per cent marks in the examination.

She graduated from St Stephen’s College, New Delhi, and also studied a short-term course in business management from the Stanford University, California, USA. She did her schooling from Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh.

Priyanka was also an all India rank holder in the PC examination conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Her father is a Chartered Accountant in Chandigarh and her mother is an associate professor in Government College, Chandigarh. — TNS



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