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Complaints authority puts IG on notice
Chandigarh, April 3
The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has issued a notice to UT Inspector General of Police RP Upadhyaya acting on a complaint of advocates alleging police inaction on their complaint of embezzlement of funds meant for court chambers and the IG's repeated refusal to meet them.


DSP, SHOs pulled up at weekly meeting for failing to curb crime
Chandigarh, April 3
Tempers ran high at the weekly crime review meeting chaired by the UT IGP today as a DSP heading a division and SHOs were severely reprimanded for failing to curb crime and coming out with a poor figure of recovery and solving of cases.

Anupama’s parents want compensation amount enhanced
Chandigarh, April 3
Kanika and Amit Sarkar, Anupama’s parents. Following the directions of the UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission to the PGI to give Rs 7 lakh as compensation to Anupama’s parents for medical negligence on its part, the parents have now decided to move the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. Anupama (15) had died at the PGI in July last year after her left leg was crushed under the rear tyre of a CTU bus. In August last year, her parents had filed a complaint against the PGI and the CTU alleging negligence on their part.

Kanika and Amit Sarkar, Anupama’s parents. A file photo

Five arrested with 18 stolen vehicles
Chandigarh, April 3
The crime branch of the UT police today busted an inter-state gang and arrested five persons on a charge of stealing vehicles from various parts of the city and neighbouring states. Eighteen stolen vehicles have been recovered from their possession. The recovered vehicles are five Bolero jeeps, six Indigo cars, three Safari cars, two Indica cars and an Alto and a Verna car.

The accused in police custody in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

MLA was earlier booked for murder bid in Baddi
Panchkula, April 3
Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary, the main accused in the Jyoti murder case, was also involved in an attempt-to-murder case, registered against him at Baddi. This has been stated in the chargesheet filed by the Panchkula police today in the Jyoti murder case. A case under Section 307 (attempt to murder) was registered in Baddi around a year and a half ago. It was also stated that Chaudhary was involved in brawl cases as well.

MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary, an accused in the Jyoti murder case, being produced in a court in Panchkula on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal


Destitute woman takes shelter in Sector 39 park
Chandigarh, April 3
She would scream, cry, curse her destiny and abuse everyone who tries to come close to her. She is left all alone to battle the life, which does not appear to be offering anything worthwhile.

The woman sits on a bench in a park at Sector 39 B in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Chandigarh railway station
Water wastage goes unchecked
Passengers bathe on the railway track at the Chandigarh Railway Station. Chandigarh, April 3
The Chandigarh Railway Station authorities have provided an uninterrupted water supply for passengers on the railway track, which they utilise without spending a single penny. It was found that the taps located on the side of the tracks were used by the passengers for washing their clothes and bathing.

Passengers bathe on the railway track at the Chandigarh Railway Station on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

MLA gives handwriting samples
Panchkula, April 3
It was a kind of three-hour exam for Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary, an accused in the Jyoti murder case, as he was made to write 60 times on 20 sheets of paper. The police had to seek Chaudhary's handwriting samples and they made him write so much that he even complained to the court through his counsel that his fingers started aching and hands were trembling. Chaudhary reached the court at 1.30 and got free at 4.45 in the afternoon.

Only 7,000 have declared power load in city
Chandigarh, April 3 City residents always criticise the UT Electricity Department for not providing regular power supply especially in summers but when it comes to declaring actual power load, the city residents are not serious about the declaration of load. There are over 2.9 lakh power consumers in the city. But till date, only 7,000 consumers have approached the electricity department to declare their actual electricity load.

Mohali Civil Hospital set to get an ICU
Mohali, April 3
A major work is being undertaken on a war footing at the Civil Hospital here to set up an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and improve the facilities in order to bring it on the list of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH).

A seminar organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India under way in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh scan
Seminar on bank audit
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) today organised a seminar on Bank Audit at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Sector 31, Chandigarh which was attended by bankers and Chartered Accountants (CA) of the tricity.

A seminar organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India under way in Chandigarh on Wednesday. A Tribune photo

They have mastered langur’s calls to shoo away monkeys
Chandigarh, April 3
Former langur handlers shoo away monkeys by producing langur’s calls in Chandigarh. Aftab (name changed) and his team, which used to shoo away monkeys with the help of trained langurs, have mastered the art of chasing away monkeys by producing the calls of a langur. After the directions of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), the UT Forest and Wildlife Department had taken away Aftab’s langurs and released them in the Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary.

Former langur handlers shoo away monkeys by producing langur’s calls in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Mohali Civil Hospital
Jan Aushadhi drug store to remain open 24x7
Mohali, April 2
The district administration plans to run the “Jan Aushadhi” drug store on the premises of the Civil Hospital 24 X 7 for the convenience of patients. The drug store, which is being run by the District Red Cross Society, remains open for only eight hours a day at present. Though it is proving to be a boon for OPD patients, indoor patients have to go to chemist shops outside the hospital whenever required.

Asi’s murder
Police tightens noose around anti-social elements
Mohali, April 3
In the wake of murder of an ASI at Phagwara recently, the Mohali police has started tightening its noose around the unscrupulous elements here. Taking step in this direction, the police registered a case against around 30 persons for their involvement in the cases of drug and possessing illegal weapons at Sohana Police Station on the complaint of sub inspector Balraj Singh.

Making amends
: A worker of the municipal corporation installs reflectors ahead of rumble strips at a roundabout in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

PGI to hold public lecture series
Chandigarh, April 3
The PGIMER is going to begin Golden Jubilee Public Lecture Series in the New OPD Block to create awareness among patients, attendants and the general public on common health issues like dental care, respiratory allergies and asthma, itching disorders, hepatitis-jaundice, common urinary problems, diarrhoea and dysenteries, brain attacks/strokes, voice and hearing problems and bone and joint-related problems.

Sarpanch, panch suspended
Chandigarh, April 3
The UT Rural Development and Panchayat Department today suspended Sarpanch Renu and Panch Kartar Singh of Mauli Jagra village for passing resolutions, which are against the interest of the panchayat.

Mohiniyattam dance artiste enthrals city audience
Chandigarh, April 3
Mohiniyattam artiste Methil Devika spellbound the audience here at Chandigarh, with her exquisite dance performance. She performed in two different venues, as during the morning she performed at St Stephen's School Sector 45 and later in the evening at NIPER, Mohali.


CBSE makes one-week training on evaluation must for teachers
Chandigarh, April 3
The CBSE is giving a lot of impetus to teachers’ training on the Comprehensive Cumulative Evaluation (CCE) this academic session. The board has made at least one-week training compulsory for all the teachers to remove several of their misconceptions about the implementation of the CCE.

PU to become a Wi-Fi zone
Chandigarh, April 3
The students of Panjab University will soon have the facility of Wi-Fi system in the entire academic area. The students while sitting in university lawns, parking lots and hostels will enjoy the facility. The project, which is on the verge of completion, will provide uninterrupted Internet services to the students.

Flying squad finds faults with exam centre
Chandigarh, April 3
Cheating material lying in a toilet and inside a broken switch box at Post Graduate Government College in Sector 11 The flying squad of Panjab University that visited Post Graduate Government College in Sector 11 today pointed out lapses on the part of college for ensuring discipline at the examination centre.

Cheating material lying in a toilet and inside a broken switch box at Post Graduate Government College in Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

PUSU stages protest outside VC’s office
Chandigarh, April 3
Members of the PUSU stage a protest outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office at Panjab University on Wednesday. Members of the Panjab University Students Union today staged a protest outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office over their demands for extension of library timings at the University Institute of Engineering and Technology, mikes in lecture halls, introduction of sliding system after first year and installation of Wi-fi routers at the UIET canteen.

Members of the PUSU stage a protest outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office at Panjab University on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Centre gives nod to stamp on PU’s first graduate
Chandigarh, April 3
The Centre has given an approval to the Panjab University’s request to release a stamp on Prof Ruchi Ram Sahni. The university will release the stamp in October on PU’s foundation day.


Exhibition on HIV awareness
Banur, April 3
Field Exhibition Unit, Chandigarh, under the Directorate of Advertising and visual Publicity, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India has organised a seven-day photo exhibition on Healthy Mother Healthy Child & HIV/AIDS Awareness on the campus of Government Senior Secondary School, Banur.

14-year-old boy found murdered in Ambala
Ambala, March 3
A 14-year-old boy was today found murdered under mysterious circumstances in an open ground belonging to army authorities, opposite to local SD College on the Ambala-Jagadhari Road, today morning.

140 donate blood
Dera Bassi, April 3
Over 140 units of blood were donated during a blood donation camp, which was organised in Longowal Polytechnic College, Dera Bassi, on Tuesday. The camp was held with the collaboration of Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, in the memory of founder chairman of Longowal Polytechnic College, late BB Katyal.

Man arrested with 10 kg of poppy husk
Banur, April 3
The Banur police has seized over 10 kg of poppy husk from a person during checking here last night. The accused had been identified as Iqbal Singh, a resident of Buta Singh Wala and presently living at Banur.


MBBS also study of basic sciences: HC
Chandigarh, April 3
In a first, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has elaborated upon the term science to include medical sciences, such as MBBS, MD and MS degree. With this, the High Court has made it clear that a student does not switch over from basic sciences to the study of applied science by joining MBBS course; and would still be entitled to scholarship for basis sciences.

Bar Association elections
HC gives voting rights to members of other councils
Chandigarh, April 3
Lawyers, who are members of Bar Councils other than the Punjab and Haryana Bar Council, will now be able to cast their votes in the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association elections.

Defrauding SSP’s wife
Three-day police remand for city businessman
Mohali, April 3
Chandigarh-based businessman Sunny Jain, an accused in case of defrauding wife of Mohali Superintendent of Police in a property transaction, has been sent to a three-day police remand, here today. Jain has been arrested for defrauding Reva Bhagri, wife of Mohali Superintendent of Police (Detective) Balwinder Singh and his relative Harpreet Kamal Singh in a property transaction.

Bribe case
Chargesheet filed against ASI
Chandigarh, April 3
The CBI today filed a chargesheet against arrested Punjab Police ASI Bhupinder Singh, who was arrested in January in a bribe case. The accused was arrested while accepting a bribe of Rs 45,000 from the owner of Healthyway Immigration, Amit Kakkar, at his office in Sector 42.

Two-day remand for accused
Mohali, April 3 The police has arrested the rest two accused, Joginder Singh and Bharat Bhushan in the yesterday’s case of attempting to take illegal possession of two plots, belonging to DSP Navdeep Singh, currently posted at Gurdaspur and Vikramjit Singh, son of former superintendent of police Nawab Singh, here at village Chhoti Karoran today.

Custodial death
Chargesheet filed against cops
Panchkula, April 3
The CBI has filed a chargesheet in a Karnal case against two policemen, SHO Ranbir Singh and constable Pawan Kumar who are accused of a murder in custody. The case dates back to 2007 when Bawan , an accused in a murder case was arrested and he had died in the policy custody. Before reaching the hospital he had said that he was set ablaze by the two policemen. — TNS


Man held on charge of raping advocate
Mohali, April 3
A Chandigarh-based woman advocate alleged rape against a Delhi-based man Amit Gadhoke, with whom she had reportedly came into contact through an online matrimonial site around two years ago.

Man who stole doc's purse held
Chandigarh, April 3
The officials at the PGIMER police post arrested a 32-year-old man on Tuesday for stealing a purse carrying Rs 5,000 cash, a mobile phone and a wrist watch from the room of a Senior Medical Officer at the Advanced Taruma Centre.


UT to use GMSSS-35 cricket ground
Chandigarh, April 3
Waking up from its slumber, the UT Education Department has decided to utilise the cricket ground of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, (GMSSS Sector 35), here.
In first of the initiatives, the department has decided to allow the cricketers of the state-run Chandigarh Cricket Academy (CCA) of the UT Sports Department, to use the ground for nurturing their skills.

A view of the cricket stadium at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

At 58, Indian soccer team ex-captain won’t quit field
Chandigarh, April 3
‘A man, who can't bear to share his habits, is a man who needs to quit them’ and Harjinder Singh, the only identity of city’s soccer, is following the same by Stephen King.

Football coach Harjinder Singh with players during a practice session at a stadium in Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Rural games kick off in Panchkula; Hardeep wins laurels in wrestling
Panchkula, April 3
The two-day state-level rural games were inaugurated at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, here today. In the first event of the morning, wrestler Hardeep from Pinjore won the top honours in the 55 kg category. In the same category, Phel Singh of Raipurrani secured second place. In the 60 kg weight category, Pardeep and Rajveer Singh won the top two spots while in the 66kg weight category, Pawan of Pinjore and Ranveer Singh secured first and second place, respectively.

Players take part in a tug of war during the rural games at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, in Panchkula on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Punjab Kings XI to cross swords with Pune Warriors on April 7
Chandigarh, April 3
The home team of Kings XI, Punjab, today attended its last practice session at their home ground of Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium, Mohali, before playing their opening campaign of this edition of the Indian Premier League.

(From left) Azhar Mahmood in action; Darren Lehmann, coach of the Kings XI Punjab, during a practice session; and Adam Gilchrist, captain, Kings XI Punjab, at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

CCA to start new session from April 10
Chandigarh, April 3
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA), affiliated to the Punjab Cricket Association, will start the new session of the non-residential cricket academy boys (U-12 and 14) from April 10 at the Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, here.

Cricket trials on April 7
Panchkula, April 3
The Cricket Federation of Haryana affiliated with the Cricket Federation of India will conduct trials to select boys (U-17) team on April 7 (10.30 am), at the Hansraj Public School Cricket Ground, Sector 6, here.



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