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Parsvnath case
Breather for housing board
Chandigarh, January 30
The three-judge arbitration tribunal, bleeding the Chandigarh Housing Board dry by charging up to Rs 4.5 lakh even for granting adjournments, will not hear the Parsvnath controversy case.

Lease money row
Chandigarh Golf Club told to pay Rs 20 lakh to admn
Chandigarh, January 30
Acting on a petition filed by the Chandigarh Golf Club (CGC) against the enhanced lease amount sought by the Chandigarh Administration, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked it to pay Rs 20 lakh to the administration within two weeks.


Suspended SP seeks reinstatement
Desraj Singh Chandigarh, January 30
Suspended UT Superintendent of Police Desraj Singh has sought his reinstatement and has written to senior authorities to revoke his suspension orders. Desraj who was arrested in October last year by the CBI for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe from an SHO is currently out on bail. The final decision on the SP’s reinstatement rests with the Ministry of Home Affairs. The SP’s application has been forwarded to the MHA by UT Home Secretary Anil Kumar, sources said.

Upadhyaya assumes charge as new IGP
New UT IGP RP Upadhyaya (extreme right) interacts with policewomen during the welcome parade at the police lines in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Chandigarh, January 30
The new UT Inspector General of Police, RP Upadhyaya, who assumed charge today, said that even minor crime in the city would be given same priority as any major crime. He said his focus would be to bring satisfaction to every person who came to the police station.

New UT IGP RP Upadhyaya (extreme right) interacts with policewomen during the welcome parade at the police lines in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Fraud at Berkeley Automobiles
Three employees held for selling cars on forged documents
Chandigarh, January 30
The accused in police custody at the Chandigarh Police Headquarters in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. With the arrest of three persons, the UT police today unearthed a fraud involving sale of cars on forged documents by certain employees of Berkeley Automobiles at Industrial Area Phase-I. The accused, including the assistant general manager of Berkeley Automobiles, allegedly sold Maruti Swift and Maruti Swift Dzire cars to customers by preparing forged documents including insurance cover notes and temporary registration numbers.

The accused in police custody at the Chandigarh Police Headquarters in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan


Chandigarh scan
Office-bearer elected
The All-Traders Association of Sector 18-C market, Chandigarh, on Wednesday unanimously elected SR Kaushal as the president of the association. Pardeep Mehra, Sanjay Bothra and Ashwani Kumar all have been elected as the vice-presidents. Rajeev Goyal has been elected as the secretary and Manish Bansal as the cashier. SR Kaushal said, “The traders are facing many problems, including lack of lighting facility and proper parking space in the market. We will approach the city police to beef-up the night patrolling for the security of the shops.”

House elects Finance and Contract Committee members
Chandigarh, January 30
The polling for election of representatives for Municipal Corporation’s Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) was conducted today during the House meet. Congress councillors Mukesh Bassi and Darshan Kumar Garg and BJP councillors Davesh Moudgil and Arun Sood were elected. Among the nominated councillors, MP Kohli was elected as a member of the committee.

Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal along with BJP councillors interact with officials at the MC office in Sector17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Same pond really!

Students of fine arts paint one side of the surface of the pond near students’ centre while the other part is littered with garbage. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Jyoti murder case
HP MLA having a good time in jail
Panchkula, January 30
Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary has not spent a single day in the barrack with the common prisoners ever since he has been lodged in the Central Jail at Ambala. Instead, he got admitted to the jail hospital after complaining of chest pain.

Uproar in MC House over ‘cremation’ of cows
Chandigarh, January 30
The agenda for renovation of cattle pond in the city led to an uproar at the Municipal Corporation House meeting today. The newly elected Mayor, Subhash Chawla, said that he had written to Baba Ram Dev to provide shelter to 3,500 stray cows in Chandigarh in his cattle pound. His further statement raked up a controversy when he said that the MC would not have any problem if BJP councillors would be ready to cremate cows in case of deaths.

House tax issue not discussed
Chandigarh, January 30
The agenda item pertaining to the imposition of house tax in the city could not be discussed during the meeting today due to the adjournment of the House following uproar over the cow cremation issue.

Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil pays homage to martyrs at the war memorial in Sector 3, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Paresh Chauhan

An elderly woman spins a ‘charkha’ on Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary at Gandhi Smarak Bhawan, Sector 16, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S. Chandan

Shahimajra village showrooms under MC scanner
Mohali, January 30
The Mohali Municipal Corporation has put a whole row of showrooms at Shahimajra village here under the scanner to check safety norms of the buildings. The action has been taken following an incident in which pillars of two of the showrooms had given way recently.

Rare surgery performed at Fortis Hospital
Mohali, January 30
By using micro invasive procedure, Dr Avtar Singh Matharoo, a doctor at Fortis Hospital, claimed to have treated a 45-year-old patient from Chandigarh. The patient was suffering from cervical disorders with pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders and upper limbs.

Property dealer accuses tehsildar of taking bribe
Mohali, January 30
A local property dealer made an allegation against local tehsildar Vivek Nirmohi of taking bribe for releasing some documents related to registration of a piece of land at Kumbhra village.

Four new cases of swine flu reported at city hospitals
Chandigarh, January 30
Four new cases of swine flu were reported at the city hospitals today. Of these, two cases were from the city, one case was from Haryana and one was from Punjab. All these patients are currently admitted to the PGIMER.

Re-carpeted roads develop potholes
Chandigarh, January 30
Sub-standard construction material being used in the repairing of internal roads in the city came to the fore once again when the MC employees were seen carrying out patch work on an internal road at Sector 16, which was re-carpeted recently.

An MC worker carries out patch work on a recently re-carpeted slip road at Sector 16 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Only one company meets norms for supply of buses
Chandigarh, January 30
Only one company has cleared norms for the supply of low-floor buses to the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU).

Mohali aanganwaris to get better infrastructure
Mohali, January 30
A sum of Rs 9.14 lakh will be spent on improving the infrastructure of aanganwaris in Mohali district. This was stated by Satnam Singh, chairman, Zila Parishad, at a meeting of the Purchase Committee held here today.

125 drivers examined at eye camp
Mohali, January 30
As many as 125 drivers were examined at a free eye check-up camp. It was organised by Indian Oil Corporation Limited at Transport Union, Dera Bassi, here today.

Man run over by train
Mohali, January 30
An unidentified person was run over by a train near Jagatpura village today at around 9.30 AM. The deceased, seemed to be in his late 20s, was a migrant labourer.


Panchkula govt schoolgirls to be trained in martial arts
Panchkula, January 30
In the wake of the Delhi gang rape case, Panchkula schools will now hold self-defence classes for girl students. Special trainers, who are black-belt holders in martial arts, will be conducting these three-month classes. Currently, 20 government schools in the district have been zeroed in on for the purpose. The classes have been started up to the elementary level, i.e till class VIII. The trainers who have specialisation in martial arts and self-defence activities will be paid Rs 4,500 per month. Pankaj Yadav, director, Education, said: “These days, it is important for girls to know how to handle different situations. Keeping this in mind, we mooted this idea. Martial arts techniques should be learnt from the beginning itself.”

Afghan teachers acknowledge Gandhian values
Chandigarh, January 30
On the martyrdom day of Mahatma Gandhi, a talk on "efficacy of non-violence" (Ahimsa ki Sarthakta) was organised by Yuvsatta and the Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies, Panjab University, at Gandhi Bhawan.

Teachers from Afganistan come out of Gandhi Bhawan after taking part in a talk at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. tribune photo: manoj mahajan

Education Department to upgrade two vocational courses
Chandigarh, January 30
The Education Department has decided to upgrade two vocational courses related to food industry at senior secondary level in the next academic session for the better skill orientation of the students.

PU starts bus service on campus
Chandigarh, January 30
The students of Panjab University (PU) can now avail the benefit of the shuttle bus service on campus. The university has started the bus service within the campus in Sector 14 and South campus in Sector 25 which will ferry the students from 8 am to 9 pm. The buses will ferry from one campus to another.

Students come out of a bus at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Sikh Educational Society celebrates founder’s day
Chandigarh, January 30
The Sikh Educational Society today organised a function to celebrate the founder’s day of its four institutes- Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (SGGSC), Guru Gobind Singh College for Women (GGSCW), Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Pharmacy and Sri Guru Gobind Singh Collegiate Public School.

Students partake a ‘langar’ at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Students get tips on cracking placements
Chandigarh, January 30
The human resource meet was organised by the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) in association with NASSCOM today at the Law Auditorium, Panjab University. The meet hosted an assemblage, comprising of some of the best minds from the industry. The panelists spoke about the criteria of the HR machinery of their companies for recruiting graduates from colleges. Light was also shed upon the pre-requisites for excelling in the industry. RP Sehgal, Director, SML-Isuzu, was the chief guest on the ocassion.

From schools
Flower arrangement competition
A flower arrangement competition was held at the Government Model High School, Sector 36. Rakesh Sood, headmaster, appreciated the efforts of students. Rajni, Smyle, Vadeep, Laksh and Anjali were adjudged the winners.

Kavan wins inter-college debate
Chandigarh, January 30
The Regional Institute of English (RIE), Sector 32, today organised an inter-college debate. The topic for the debate was 'Smart classes must replace traditional teaching'.

Career awareness for students
Chandigarh, January 30
The St John's Old Boys' Association organised a vocational seminar for the students of class X and class XI at St John’s High School today.


Ruchika case
CBI court dismisses application challenging closure report
Panchkula, January 30
In the Ruchika suicide case, the CBI court today dismissed the application moved by Anand Prakash to challenge the closure report on the grounds that the same should be filed in the appropriate court, i.e. the special magistrate. It was during the last hearing when the investigating agency of the CBI had stated that Anand Prakash, father of Ruchika’s friend Aradhna, is a third party in the case and only the complainant has the right to challenge the closure report.

Bribery case
ASI sent to judicial custody
Chandigarh, January 30
Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Bhupinder Singh, who was arrested yesterday in bribe case, has been sent to the judicial custody today. A Punjab police ASI, Bhupinder Singh, was nabbed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) while accepting a bribe of Rs 45,000 from the owner of Healthyway Immigration, Amit Kakkar. He will be produced in the CBI court of judge Vimal Kumar on February 13.

Saji Mohan CASE
Court records evidence
Chandigarh, January 30
The court today recorded evidence in the case involving IPS officer and former Narcotics Control Bureau Director Saji Mohan. He is accused of drug pilferage. The Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Shalini Nagpal recorded the evidence.


Three injured in firing incident
Mohali, January 30
Three persons, including a policeman, sustained injuries in a firing incident between a police party and certain residents of Nadiali-Kandala village early this morning. The injured persons, Subedar Karnail Singh and his son, Sarabjit Singh, received bullet shots during the exchange of fire near the village. Constable Amar Singh is said to have sustained injuries in a scuffle with Subedar and his men. Subedar Karnail Singh and his son have been admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh, while Amar Singh has been admitted to the Civil Hospital, Phase VI, here.

62-yr-old dies in mishap
Panchkula, January 30
In a hit-and-run case, a 62-year-old resident of Zirakpur was killed near Majri Chowk here late this evening. The victim, Ram Kumar Arora, was riding pillion on a scooter, when a Haryana roadways bus hit the scooter. The scooter was being driven by Arora's nephew.


Football body flouts norms, promotes sponsor
Chandigarh, January 30
Keeping the rules aside, the Chandigarh Football Association (CFA), has allowed the main sponsors of the ongoing sub-junior football championship for boys (U-16), to put brand promotion boards inside the premises of football stadium of Sector 17, without informing UT Sports department, here.

The sponsor's banners displayed around the ground at Football Stadium in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Jalandhar school register 167-run win
Chandigarh, January 30
The City Public School, Jalandhar, defeated DCM International School, Ferozepur, by 167 runs, in their ongoing state cricket tournament for boys (U-16), at the DAV School Sector 8, here.

Three-wkt win for St Stephen’s
Chandigarh, January 30
The cricket team of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, defeated United Cricket Club by 3 wickets, in the ongoing 2nd Sardar Bhagwant Singh Memorial cricket tournament, organised by Vivek High Asian Cricket academy, here.

Gopi Chand college eves shine in yoga championship at PU
Chandigarh, January 30
The Gopi Chand Arya Mahila College, Abohar, lifted the Panjab University Inter-College Yoga Championship for Women (A-Division) title with a total of 1243 points, at the gymnasium hall of Panjab Unversity, here.

Girls perform during a yoga competition at the Gymnasium Hall of Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Chitkara girls excel in fencing
Chandigarh, January 30
The Chitkara International School awarded girls’ fencers, who won medals in fencing during the inter-school, open-State, open-national championships, here. The players while representing city in the 58th School for Fencing at Jalgaon (Maharashtra), attained top honours in the girls U-14 category event. Shubhjot Dayal and Akaashdeep Dhillon won silver medals in Sabre, while Kashish Sharma bagged one silver medal in Foil and two bronze medal in Epee category. TNS

SGGS College win korfball championship
Chandigarh, January 30
The SGGS College, Sector 26, won the Panjab University inter-college Korfball Championship, held at PU grounds, here. The teams of Panjab University campus and DAV College, Sector 10, secured second and third positions respectively.@@In the finals of the championship, title winners routed Panjab University team by 7-6 while DAV College defeated GGD SD College, Sector 32 by 14-11, to attain third place in the competition. — TNS

Players in action during the final of korfball inter-college tournament at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Handball trials on Feb 2
Chandigarh, January 30
The Chandigarh Handball Association will organise selection trials to select the women’s senior team on February 2, DAV school, Sector 8. The selected players will participate in the 41st Senior National Handball Championship for Women, to be held at Nellore (Andhra Pradesh) from February 17 to 22. — TNS

Malwa College of Education outperfom Sidwan college in kho-kho
Chandigarh, January 30
The Malwa College of Education, defeated BEd College of Sidwan Khurd, by one point, to win the Panjab University Inter-College Kho-Kho Championship for BEd colleges (C-division), held at PU grounds, here.@@In the semi-final of the competition, the wining side defeated Doraha group of colleges, Doraha, by 4 points. Earlier in the qualifying matches, the Doraha college defeated GHG Gurusar Sadar College, by 6 point and one-turn while the DD Jain college, Ludhiana, went down against BEd college Sidwan Khurd by 6 points and 1-turn. TNS

Girls run during a kho-kho match at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Tennis championship
Panjab University secure third place
Chandigarh, January 30
The Panjab University tennis team secured third place in the North Zone Inter-University Tennis Championship for men, organised by NIT Jalandhar, concluded today.@@In a match for securing the third place, the team defeated Kurukshetra University by 3-0. In singles category match, Suraj Beniwal beat Resham Singh by 8-2 while in another game Dinesh Goel lost to Kamal Kishore by 8-4. — TNS

Chandigarh cyclothon on February 3
Chandigarh, January 30
The third edition of Chandigarh Cyclothon will witness 3000 enthusiasts, including children and adults in different cycling categories , on February 3, here. The cyclists will take part in Junior and Fun Ride (5 km), Amateur Ride (10 km ) and Corporate Ride (10 km), in the non-competitive category. In the competitive segment, a Special National Elite Race will be the highlight of the event. In addition to this, an expo will be organised on January 31 and February 1, at the Leisure Valley sector 10. TNS

cricket tourney
Barwala college script win
Chandigarh, January 30
In the ongoing match of Army Institute of Law Premier cricket League , SDDIET Barwala defeated A&A Enterprises by 5 wickets. Batting first, the loosing side bundled out for 120 runs with Deepak and Ankush scoring 32 runs and 23 runs respectively. For the bowling side, Nitin and Manjeet took two wickets apiece. In reply, the wining side achieved the target in the 20th over with Sandeep scoring unbeaten 44-runs while Nitin contributing 30-runs. — TNS


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