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4 outlets of KFC raided
Chandigarh, February 1
UT Excise and Taxation officials during the raid at KFC in Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Friday. The UT Excise and Taxation Department today raided four outlets of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and detected the evasion of value added tax (VAT) of over Rs 1 crore.

UT Excise and Taxation officials during the raid at KFC in Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Students made to sit on ground
Mohali, February 1
Punjab Education Minister Sikandar Singh Maluka at a school in Phase 3BI, Mohali, on Friday. The principal of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Phase 3BI, Mohali, was suspended for making students sit on the damp ground during the morning assembly.


Punjab Education Minister Sikandar Singh Maluka at a school in Phase 3BI, Mohali, on Friday. A Tribune photograph



 

EARLIER STORIES



For 70-year-old woman, her son is still alive
Lalita Talwar Chandigarh, February 1
More than 24 hours after her sonís highly decomposed body was found from her residence, 70-year-old Lalita Talwar, ignorant of the death of her son, was calm and composed. Lalita, who is said to be mentally unstable, said her son had gone out and will return home in the evening. Lalita said she moved her sonís body along with the bed out of the house yesterday due to bad smell. ďI moved his bed out as he smelt. He will return soon. He was not speaking to me as we had a fight,Ē said Laita. 

                                                                                  Lalita Talwar

 


COMMUNITY

Children unsafe on school buses
Chandigarh, february 1
As many as 240 challans were issued by the State Transport Authority last year to school bus operators found violating safety norms set by the Supreme Court. The maximum number of challans was issued for operating buses without fire extinguishers.

Cong, BJP get support from outside
Chandigarh, February 1
Results of the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) elections of the municipal corporation clearly show that the both the parties the Congress and the BJP received support from outside to make their candidates win. In the elections, the BSP that has two councillors and had claimed support of one Independent and some councillors from other parties put up a poor show.

Deceasedís brother held responsible for mental state
Chandigarh, February 1
Police investigations into the double suicide case reported in Sector 32 yesterday have revealed that the deceased, Sant Prakash Singh, and his son were not on good terms with Santís brother, who resides in Mohali.

Waiting list for new recruits of UT Admn extended till May
New recruits of the Chandigarh Administration wait for their turn at GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Friday. Chandigarh, February 1
With new recruits in various departments of UT Administration rushing to the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, for medical examination, the waiting list for the test has been extended till May.


New recruits of the Chandigarh Administration wait for their turn at GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Kalpana an inspiration for others, say teachers
Chandigarh, February 1
Students pay tribute to Kalpana Chawla on her 10th death anniversary at the PEC Institute of Technology in Chandigarh on Friday. Reminiscing moments shared with astronomer Kalpana Chawla, faculty of the PEC Institute of Technology motivated students to take inspiration from her life. Chawla, an aeronautical engineering student who graduated from the college in 1982, died along with six other astronauts on this fateful day ten years ago, when the Columbia space shuttle exploded over Texas during its return.

Students pay tribute to Kalpana Chawla on her 10th death anniversary at the PEC Institute of Technology in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

CHB panel organises gate rally
Chandigarh, February 1
The Chandigarh Housing Board Coordination Committee today organised a gate rally to protest against the implementation of pension scheme for the employees of the board.

An Estate office employee demolishes an illegal structure at Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Friday. House razed in Sector 27
Chandigarh, February 1
Continuing with its drive against illegal structures, the building branch of the UT Estate Office today demolished an illegal room in a marla house in Sector 27 here this morning.



An Estate office employee demolishes an illegal structure at Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

A Footnote: Not many books in this library
Mohali, February 1
Itís an apology for a municipal library supposed to be meant for a town that the government plans to make ďanother SingaporeĒ with not a single member, a few hundred old or outdated books and no computers.

Anti-encroachment drive: 75 violators challaned
An unclaimed vehicle being lifted by MC workers at the Sector 28 motor market in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, February 1
In an anti-encroachment drive, the enforcement wing of the Municipal Corporation today removed encroachments from the motor market in Sectors 28 and Sector 35.




An unclaimed vehicle being lifted by MC workers at the Sector 28 motor market in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Transport authority earns Rs 13.01 lakh
Mohali, February 1
The office of the District Transport Authority earned a revenue of Rs 13.01 lakh against the reserve price of Rs 2.20 lakh during an auction of the remaining numbers of the PB 65 T series today .

Colourful end to annual fest


Last year in November, girls were molested at the annual fest of the Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC), Landra.

This year, the authorities had made arrangements to prevent the occurrence such an incident. Punjab Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka inaugurated the opening ceremony.Padma Shri Surjit Patar was honoured. The two-day fest saw thousands of students participating and enjoying several activities. The students exhibited projects, including vertical axis wind turbine and all-terrain vehicle/ water car. Tribune photo: vicky gharu

PU student succumbs to his injury
Chandigarh, February, 1
A student of Panjab University (PU) hailing from Mizoram died after being hit by a recklessly driven motorcycle. The student met with an accident outside the PGI gate on January 30 and succumbed to the injuries yesterday.

Two new cases of swine flu in city
Chandigarh, February 1 Two new cases of swine flu were reported in the city today. These included one case each from Nangal and Sector 32 here. The total number of the cases reported in the Chandigarh region (including Panchkula and Mohali) has reached 18 since September 2012.

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Valedictory function
A valedictory function to observe the Oil and Gas Conservation Fortnight was held at the Institution of Engineers, Sector 19. Sudeb Gupta, state level coordinator of Punjab, informed about various activities conducted during the fortnight. These included workshops, clinics and seminars. Anurag Verma, Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Punjab, was the chief guest.


EDUCATION

Rs 15.10 lakh distributed among 1,134 beneficiaries
Chandigarh, February 1
The UT education department today extended the direct benefit transfer scheme through the Aadhaar Enabled Payment System to the Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) being provided by the social welfare department.

Chitkara University fined Rs 15,000
Chandigarh, February 1
The UT Consumer Forum has penalised Chitkara University for its failure to refund fee charged against provisional admission. The university has been directed to pay Rs 15,000 as compensation.

Vivek schoolchildren form company
Chandigarh, February 1
Students of Vivek High School have launched their 17th Junior Achievement Student Company as a part of their extra-curricular activities in the commerce department.

Now, panchayat land for private schools
Mohali, February 1
In its bid to strengthen school education in rural areas, the Punjab government is planning to offer panchayat land for setting up of private schools. Earlier the panchayat land was being made available for the "Adarsh" schools, but very few schools were set up under the scheme. The government is now banking upon private parties to build schools in the rural areas.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

2 mobile phone thieves held
The Zirakpur police arrested two thieves and seized 48 mobile phones from their possession in Baltana here today. 

COURTS

HC wants Education Secy, officials to put their heads together
Chandigarh, February 1
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today made it clear that it wanted the UT Education Secretary to put his head together with the officials of other departments to zero in on an authority to be bestowed with power to implement directions on school buses.

Man gets 1-year jail term on molestation charge
Chandigarh, February 1
Disposing of two cases of crimes against minor girls, the court of Sessions Judge SK Aggarwal today convicted an accused for molesting an eight-year-old girl. The court acquitted another accused in a separate case of rape of a five-year-old girl after the victimís father turned hostile.

HC okays appointments in PUís Department of Laws
Chandigarh, February 1
Paving way for the appointment of assistant professors in Panjab Universityís Department of Laws that provides a three-year course, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has clarified the stay on the recruitment process was for the five-year course in the University Institute of Legal Studies.

Jewellerís wife gets bail
Chandigarh, February 1
A day after the UT police arrested the wife of a jeweller in a case of assault, the accused, Pooja Jain, was given bail today. The court of Mahesh Grover, Judicial Magistrate (first class) accepted the bail plea of Pooja Jain, wife of the owner of Nikkamal and Baburam Jain Jewellers, Akhil Jain.

Accused neighbour who threw chilli powder at woman acquitted
Chandigarh, February 1
The court today acquitted an accused in a case of house trespass and robbery with intend to causing hurt reported at Panjab University last year after the complainant in the case turned hostile. The case was reported in August, 2012 when a 60-year-old woman residing at the government quarters at Panjab University was attacked by a masked youth at her residence in broad daylight and the accused had thrown chilli powder in her eyes.

 


CRIME

Two caught accepting bribe
The accused in police custory at Phase I, Mohali, on Friday.Mohali, February 1
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau today arrested two persons, including the general manager-cum-mining officer of District Industries Centre, Mohali, on the charges of accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 today.




The accused in police custory at Phase I, Mohali, on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky gharu


SPORTS

Chandigarh riders beat Army, police teams
Chandigarh, February 1
A rider performs a pole jump during the Chandigarh Regional Equestrian Competition, 2013, at the Equestrian Club of Lake Sports Complex in Chandigarh on Friday. On day one of the Chandigarh Regional Equestrian Competition 2013, the young boys of the Chandigarh Horse Riders Society pulled of a big surprise, when they defeated the Army Western Command and Chandigarh Police in the team and individual tent pegging by securing first place in both categories.

A rider performs a pole jump during the Chandigarh Regional Equestrian Competition, 2013, at the Equestrian Club of Lake Sports Complex in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Ludhiana eves shine in weightlifting at PU
A girl lifts weight during the Panjab University Inter-College Weightlifting (women) Championship in Chandigarh, on Friday. Chandigarh, February 1
Khalsa College for women, Ludhiana, won the team championship of the Panjab University Inter-College Weight Lifting (women) Championship held at PU gymnasium hall Chandigarh.


A girl lifts weight during the Panjab University Inter-College Weightlifting (women) Championship in Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Coca-Cola cricket cup final today at PCA
Chandigarh, February 1
DAV School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, and DAV School, Amritsar, will clash in a 50-overs encounter for the final of the Punjab leg of the Inter-School Coca-Cola Cricket Cup at the PCA Cricket Stadium, Mohali, here on February 2.


 



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