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Man, daughter attacked in broad daylight
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
In a gory incident, a father-daughter duo was attacked with a sharp-edged weapon at their residence in a Sector 50 housing society in broad daylight today. The condition of 61-year-old SK Sharma is stated to be critical and his daughter Shveta, too, sustained injuries in the attack. The police has booked a property dealer, Pankaj Pratap Singh, a Mohali resident, who managed to flee from the spot. His office is in Sector 22, Chandigarh.

The incident took place in the afternoon when Suresh Kumar Sharma, who retired from Punjab Turbo Ltd, was at his home with his 31-year-old daughter, Shveta Sharma.

The police said the accused barged in Sharma’s house at the first floor with his accomplice around 1.45 pm to discuss about a property deal worth over Rs 2 crore. The discussions soon went awry and heated arguments began which soon turned violent.

Pankaj and his accomplice then attacked Sharma on his face and stomach with a sharp-edged weapon. His daughter Shveta Sharma tried to intervene and she too was attacked. The accused came in a red-coloured Etios car.

The duo screamed for help. Soaked in blood, SK Sharma rang the doorbell of his neighbours, but no one was at home. He then ran downstairs and rang the doorbell of the ground floor accommodation. By the time the door was opened, a schoolteacher, Deepika, saw Sharma soaked in blood and rushed him to Fortis Hospital in Mohali in her car. The victim became unconscious in the car. Meanwhile, other neighbours rushed his daughter to the hospital.

Neighbours told the police that Sharma was thinking of selling his flat and was in touch with some property dealers. The victim’s wife, Nishi Sharma, said she was in her school in Baltana near Panchkula when incident took place. Sharma received five injuries and a part of his cheek had been severed.

Shveta received three sharp injuries and one blunt injury on her body. A case under Sections 307, 324 and 323 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 34 police station. The police conducted a raid at the Mohali residence of the accused but the house was locked.



Theme park case
Complainant files protest petition
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
Protesting the closure report filed by the CBI in the theme park case involving former senior officials as accused, the complainant has sought reinvestigation into the case. The CBI has also been accused of shielding the accused.

Complainant Vivek Aditya today field a protest petition in the CBI court raising strong objections to the closure report filed second time by the CBI in the amusement-cum-theme park project case. The scam first came in the news after city resident Vivek Aditya had filed a series of complaints with the CVC pertaining to the allotment of the multi-crore amusement-cum-theme park project.

The case involves former UT Adviser Lalit Sharma, former UT Home Secretary Krishan Mohan and former Director, Tourism, Vivek Attray as the accused.

The protest petition demands rejecting of the closure report filed by the CBI, and ordering further investigation. The CBI has also urged court to initiate civil contempt proceedings against CBI under section 2(b) & Section 12(3&4) under the Contempt of Courts Act for wilful disobedience.

The protest petition states that the CBI failed to comply with the orders of the court directing them to re-investigate the case after they had filed the closure report for the first time. The second closure report is just re-phrasing the first one.

The CBI had filed a closure report saying that there was no evidence against the former top bureaucrats of UT administration regarding alleged corruption in the project. This was the second time CBI filed a closure report in the case. Earlier, the court had rejected the closure report filed by CBI.

CBI has sought closure of the case saying that despite further investigation, no additional evidence emerged against any of the accused. The closure report submitted by the CBI stated that the agency had already recommended and written to the UT ministry of home affairs, recommending action against Krishan Mohan, then UT home secretary, and Vivek Attray, then IT director IT, for departmental lapses.

The first CBI closure report was rejected by the court on May 18, 2012, and a fresh probe was ordered on August 30, 2012. The scam names former UT adviser Lalit Sharma, former home secretary Krishna Mohan and Unitech Limited and its managing director Ajay Chandra as the accused. All four were booked on charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, destruction of evidence and corruption by CBI in 2010.

It has been alleged that top UT bureaucrats, in connivance with Unitech Limited, indulged in criminal conspiracy and awarded 73.65 acres of land in Sarangpur village to the firm at Rs 5.5 crore fixed annual licence fee and 1.1 % revenue sharing.

Objection to CBI report

Complainant Vivek Aditya on Tuesday filed a protest petition in the CBI court raising strong objections to the closure report filed for the second time by the CBI in the amusement-cum-theme park project case.



Death due to stray cattle
Victim’s family holds civic body responsible
Wants FIR registered against MC Commissioner, Mayor
Rajinder Nagarkoti
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
The death of 33-year-old Harpreet Singh Sodhi following a road accident involving stray cattle will not go waste. The victim’s family has decided to take to task the functionaries of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, including the commissioner and the mayor, for their ‘non-serious’ attitude towards checking the stray cattle menace.

Harpreet's wife Gurpreet Kaur has lodged a complaint with the UT police, demanding registration of a criminal case against the mayor and the commissioner. The police has made a DDR entry, but the family members want an FIR registered.

Harpreet’s mother Jagwinder Kaur, who lost her husband five years ago, said her son was the sole breadwinner of the family. Harpreet died only because of the MC’s negligence.

“I will meet senior UT officials and will move the court against the MC functionaries,” said Jagwinder Kaur.

Harpreet’s wife Gurpreet Kaur said now it would be difficult for them to meet the expanses as Harpreet was taking care of the family, including his eight-year-old son and a year-old daughter.

Mayor Subhash Chawla said the MC was serious to check the stray cattle menace. “As there is no space in cattle ponds and cattle sheds, the MC is trying to send stray cattle in the cattle sheds of other states. The MC officials and councillors are working on this for the past many years,” he said.

Expressing shock over the death of Harpreet Singh Sodhi, member of the F&CC and councillor Mukesh Bassi assured that the councillors would appeal to the UT to release compensation to victim’s family. Rana Kashmiri Devi, senior deputy mayor and councillor of Sector 45, said, “I will urge the Administration to provide relief to the family,” she said.

Tragic death

A 33-year-old photographer, Harpreet Singh, a resident of Sector 45 C, was killed when his motorcycle rammed into a herd of stray cattle at the Sector 46/49 light point on April 6. Singh was going home from his shop in the Jagatpur area of Mohali, when stray cattle came in front his motorcycle around 9.45 pm. He was rushed to the GMCH-32 in a police Gypsy. He succumbed to his injuries during the treatment.

Not enough space

The civic body has not been able to deal with the problem of stray cattle. It has two gaushalas (cattle sheds) and a cattle pound. The cattle shed in Sector 45 can accommodate 350 animals and the one in Maloya has the capacity of sheltering 400 animals. The lone cattle pound in the Industrial Area can accommodate 150 stray cattle.

Stray cattle impounded

The cattle catching cell of the municipal corporation on Tuesday impounded three stray cattle from Dadu Majra village and colony. Twelve cattle catchers and two trucks of the MC were deployed. City residents can contact Satbir Singh on his cellphone 9872511265 about the stray cattle in their area.



Court issues notice to Admn, traffic police
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
A local court today issued a show-cause notice to the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation and the traffic police asking them to explain as to why action be not taken against them for their failure to ensure the safety commuters from stray cattle.

A youth had died in the wee hours of Sunday after his bike hit stray cattle at the traffic light point of Sector 46 and 49.

Civil judge TPS Randhawa today issued notice to the Deputy Commissioner Chandigarh, Mayor, SP (Traffic), Additional Commissioner, MC, and the Superintending Engineer (Roads) of the MC acting on a petition.

Petitioner advocate Pankaj Chandgothia had moved the court alleging that the MC had failed to comply with the court orders.

The court had passed interim orders in September last year in the public interest litigation against the Chandigarh Administration and Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, relating to removal of stray cattle and street urchins from the city roads, directing them “to do the needful as per rules so that safety of commuter is ensured and public at large feels safe while commuting on city roads.

A youth, Harpreet Singh, died after his bike rammed into stray cattle on Sunday. The widow of the deceased has filed a complaint at the Sector 34 police station blaming them for the death of her husband. Incidentally, the street lights were also not functioning on the dividing road of Sector 46 and 49.

Chandgothia said the deceased’s kin would also be entitled to file a criminal complaint against the MC because a death had been caused due to their negligence, and also a compensation claim against the MC.

The notices have been issued to the authorities/officials for May 30, 2013 for appearance in the court, on which date the PIL will also come up for hearing.



MC mulls shifting of stray cattle
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
Following the death of a Sector 45-C resident, Harpreet Singh Sodhi, councillors and officials of the civic body will now visit a gaushala in Delhi to start the process of shifting impounded cattle from the city.

A committee comprising Mayor Subhash Chawla, councillors Mukesh Bassi, Darshan Garg, Arun Sood and Davesh Moudgil, along with MC officials, will visit Dabar Hare Krishna Gaushala at Najafgarh in Delhi on April 10.

The officials will check whether the gaushala will be able to provide proper care to stray cattle.

Recently, the Mayor had written letters to various gaushalas.

The Mayor said the officials would visit the gaushala in Delhi and if things fell in place, stray cattle would be shifted to Delhi.

"We are hopeful of solving the problem by the end of this month," he said.

As there is no space in two gaushalas and one cattle pond, officials have shot off letters to various gaushalas in order to accommodate cattle there.

The Mayor said talks were on with NGOs in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.



Hike in radio taxi fare on the cards
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
The State Transport Authority (STA) has proposed a hike of 15 per cent in the fare of radio taxis. The proposal has been sent for the approval of the Transport Secretary. State Transport Secretary Balbir Singh said the final decision would be taken by the UT Administration.

The operators charge Rs 20 per km from passengers. The fare was increased in July 2011. A radio taxi operator said the diesel had become dearer by Rs 20 within a year, but the fare has not been revised.

Three companies are running 150 radio taxis in the tricity. “Radio taxis are popular with city residents, especially women, as these are a safe option even for travelling during night. The Delhi and Punjab governments have already increased the fares,” said a taxi operator.

The operators lament that the fare was last revised in 2011, but the price of diesel, which was Rs 31.65 per litre, has now touched Rs 49 per litre.

In case of auto gas, the increased cost of LPG, from Rs 26 per kg in 2009 to around Rs 50 now has put the operators in a tight spot.



Micro-weather updates at block level
Met Department to cover 240 districts
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
As many as 240 districts out of 650 across the country will be covered for micro-weather updates at the block level by the Indian metrological department. This was stated by Dr LS Rathore, Director General, Indian Meteorological Department, here, today.

He said that the long-pending demand of the block-level weather updates by the agriculturists under the 12th Five -Year Plan would cover half of the blocks in the country.

He stated that the department would launch these met stations under the Gramin Kishan Sewa that provided information to the farmers about the crops, fertilisers and suitable weather for sowing the crops.

Talking about setting up of met stations for road and Railways traffic, Rathore said that talks were on with the Ministry of Surface Transport in this regard. He said that for the Jammu and Kashmir highway, the Met Department was already providing the services of weather updates, but for the rest of the country, the proposal for installing met stations on the express highways were yet to be finalised.

He further said that the met updates were in great demand and a large number of sectors, including transport, water resources, tourism and agriculture, were eager to get the met bulletin before taking any decisions on their future programmes.

He said with the installation of a weather satellite INSAT 3D forecasting payloads by July this year, the search and rescue function would become operational. The department will also able to monitor the weather reports up to 16 km, he added. The Director General stated that after installation of the satellite, the department would be able to predict weather and climate in a better way.

He stated that the crop analysis was possible with accuracy with the help of this technology. He further said that this would become an asset for the Union Government to take proper decision on the crop pattern.



Murder case
Mohali police releases sketches of suspects
Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 9
Failing to nab the culprits in the of murder of Dell employee, Parsoon Aggarwal, for around 25 days, the Mohali Police today released the sketches of two suspects. The police said that the age of one of them is between 22 and 25 years, whereas, the other one is between 30 and 35 years. The culprits, who spoke Haryanvi dialect, had a .12 bore gun in their possession.

“We have also made posters of the suspects and announced a suitable reward for those giving information about the them”, said Balwinder Singh, Superintendent of Police (Detective), here, while adding that the name of the person, giving information, would be kept a secret.

The sketches have been prepared by experts on the description given by complainant Anuradha. The posters will be pasted in the area tomorrow, said the police.

Notably, the police had found body of 27-year-old Parsoon Aggarwal, buried in the forest area of Siswan village on March 14, following the complaint of victim’s girlfriend Anuradha, a resident of Burail village, Chandigarh.

Anuradha said Parsoon was shot dead by two unidentified persons after taking him in the forest area on March 12 in the late hours. The complainant stated to the police that she along with the victim was just roaming around in a car when they were forcibly stopped at the spot by the culprits who were on a black-coloured Activa.

“They took away Parsoon in the forest area and shot him dead and then came back again, looking for me. I had to hide behind the bushes to save my life”, alleged Anuradha.

So far, the police has failed to get any headway into the case. A case in this connection has been registered at the Mullanpur Police Station.



CRPF observes Valour Day
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
To commemorate the sacrifices of police officers in the line of duty, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) observed Valour Day on its campus today.

It was on this day in 1965 that two companies of the 2nd Battalion of the CRPF repulsed an attack by a 3,500-man strong Pakistani Brigade at Sardar and Tak posts in Gujarat, in which 34 Pakistani soldiers were killed and six CRPF personnel laid down their lives. It is a unique and unparallelled feat in military history where a heavily outnumbered and outgunned contingent of paramilitary personnel beat back a regular infantry brigade and held them at bay for over 12 hours.

On the intervening night of April 8 and 9, Pakistan's 51st Infantry Brigade stealthily launched Operation Desert Hawk against Indian border posts. Head Constable Ranjit Singh was manning a machine gun, when he sensed movement and challenged the intruders. In response, Pakistani forces opened fire with mortars and artillery. Two companies of the 2nd Battalion held on to the posts and with sheer grit and courage, managed to beat back the attackers.

Addressing the CRPF officers, Deputy Inspector General, North West Sector, DS Negi highlighted the significance and importance of the day and exhorted them to uphold the traditions and ethos of the force. Deputy Inspector General, Chandigarh Range, Amar Singh Negi and Commandant, 5 Signal Battalion, RK Sahay, were present.

A pledge to rededicate themselves to the service of the nation was also administered to CRPF personnel.



PGI Director forms probe panel
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
The PGI Director today constituted a committee to look into the complaint filed by a doctor regarding the sale of 'duplicate' life-saving shunt for the surgery of an infant. The committee headed by Dr SK Singh, department of urology, will determine whether the shunt provided was 'duplicate'.

The doctor, who performed the surgery last week, maintained that in the absence of any mechanism for checking the authenticity of the device, he scanned the sticker of the shunt. He spoke to the vice-president of the company and found that the batch number mentioned on the sticker did not match the one provided by the company and filed a complaint. Shop owner US Gupta said he had purchased the device from an authorised dealer. "There is no other mechanism for ensuring the authenticity of the device. We have not even received any communication from the company, citing possibility of circulation of duplicate products," he said.

The infant had excessive fluid content in the brain. The device called hydrocephalus ventriculoperiloneal shunt costs Rs 1,200. It is to be used for removing excessive water/liquid from the body.



Bribery case
Voice samples match with that of AIG, says CFSL official
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
A CFSL official told the CBI court today that the recorded conversation with the CBI seeking bribe was the voice of Punjab Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) PS Sandhu and this had been scientifically proven in their laboratory.This has strengthened the prosecution in the bribery case involving Sandhu.

Dr SK Chaudhery, who is a prosecution witness in the case, recorded his statements before the CBI court today during resumed hearing of the case. Earlier, the CBI had also submitted a report confirming that the voice samples of the recorded conversation demanding bribe had matched with the voice samples of Sandhu taken after his arrest.

Sandhu was arrested in July 2011 for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a person for giving a clean chit to him in criminal cases registered against him.

Sandhu was attached with the internal vigilance cell (IVC) of the Punjab police, (which investigates corruption-related complaints against personnel of the Punjab police) at the time, the CBI arrested him.

The CBI had laid a trap after receiving a complaint from Nishant Sharma, a resident of Mohali district, who claimed that Sandhu was demanding Rs 3 lakh for not implicating him in a criminal case and the deal was fixed at Rs 50,0000.



Remaining Ch01 series
Bids made for only 25 vanity numbers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
In the first of its kind attempt by the UT’s Transport Department to re-auction remaining numbers in the CH01 A series, multiple applicants made their bids for only 25 vanity numbers out of around 100 numbers.

Compared to the previous auction on April 25, when the vanity number “0001” was auctioned for Rs 8 lakh, the highest bid of Rs 62,000 went to number “0010” followed by numbers “0043”and “0019” fetched Rs 50,000 each. Mahavir Kaushik of Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) said a revenue of Rs 5.68 lakh was earned from the auction.

In the past, the remaining numbers were allotted on first-come-first-serve basis, resulting in heart burning among the applicants. This also resulted in certain applicants managing the number of their choice at the basic price of the respective number without paying a high premium.

Officials conducting the auction said other numbers that attracted premium amount were “0068” (Rs 45,000), “0060” ( Rs 42, 000), “0014” (Rs 35,000), “9090” ( Rs 5500) and “00770” ( Rs 5200).

Other numbers that had attracted premium amount in the day-long auction were “0009”, “0100” and “0011” that went for Rs 4.25 lakh, Rs 3.55 lakh and Rs 2.60 lakh, respectively.



30 illegal shanties razed in Dadu Majra
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
The enforcement wing of the municipal corporation today removed 30 unauthorised shanties in Dadu Majra Colony. The enforcement team along with the staff of Medical Officer (Health), MC, removed the shanties from Mandi Ground, Sansi Colony and Dadu Majra Colony with the help of two JCB machines and the police force.

The drive was carried peacefully under the directions of Lalit Siwach, Additional Commissioner and supervision of Dr BK Salwan, Medical Officer (Health). Kashmira Singh, Superintendent (Enforcement), and other sub-inspectors of the enforcement wing assisted in carrying out the drive.

The enforcement team also issued challans to 150 violators in different area of the city, including Sectors 10, 12, 19, 22, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42 and Mani Majra etc. and seized “reharis”, “farhis”, tables, chairs, counters etc from the encroachers.



Synergy building
Patil tells officials to conduct feasibility study for EWS houses
Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 9
Showing interest in the advance technology of making buildings in a record time, Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil directed the senior functionaries of the Chandigarh Administration to study the feasibility of constructing EWS houses in the UT.

Patil, who was accompanied by top officials of the UT, including KK Sharma, Adviser, VK Singh, Finance Secretary, DK Tiwari, MD, CITCO, and Satya Gopal, chairman, Chandigarh Housing Board, visited the Synergy Instacom Company’s office here to see the 10-storeyed building which was constructed in 48 hours. When Patil was told about the cost of construction (Rs 1,200 to 1,300 per sq ft), the Governor directed the UT officials to conduct a feasibility study. Company’s owner Harpal Singh said, “We can construct 1 lakh houses in a year. Talks are on with several state governments," he said.



Engineer takes to road for a cause
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 9
Taking to road for a noble cause, the chief engineer of the Punjab irrigation department today held a protest at Nada Sahib, Panchkula, to sensitise people against domestic violence.

About 1,000 residents joined Amarjeet Dullet .

Dullet said his son-in-law beat up his daughter recently. He harassed her for dowry.

On Sunday, high drama was witnessed at a residence in Sector 27 when a woman was thrashed by her husband.

The man attempted suicide later.

The accused, Amitinder Singh, is still at large.

A case under Sections 323, 506 and 309 of the IPC (voluntarily causing hurt, criminal intimidation and attempt to suicide) has been registered at the Sector 26 police station against the accused.



‘Sadda Haq’ ban not justified, says singer
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
Renowned Punjabi singer and actor Nishawn Bhullar today termed the ban imposed on Punjabi movie Sadda Haq as “unfortunate”. Giving his reactions to media on the ban today, Nishawn Singh Bhullar said when the Indian Censor Board has passed this movie as per its standards, Punjab government has no right to ban this creative work.

He added that the Punjab government has banned the movie under a hasty decision, which has raised question not only over the credibility of Punjab government but on central Censor Board as well.



Soon, new concept of learning in PU-affiliated colleges
Amit Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
Students studying in the PU affiliated colleges across Chandigarh and Punjab will soon be introduced to new concept of learning for their holistic development. They will have pedagogic activities, including quizzes, presentations and filed trips based on which they will be tested on 30 per cent of their internal marks in an academic session.

Meanwhile, the September tests which currently are subjective exam will be replaced with objective type question based class exam.

The committee which was formed by the university on the representation made by Ajoy Sharma, former Director Higher Education (DHE), UT, suggesting alternative internal assessment system, has suggested various changes in the internal examination system.

Sharma had suggested swapping September and December exams in the colleges with class quizzes, assignment and presentations to ensure that students receive total 180 days of teaching in a year.

The committee has decided that activities such as workshops, seminars, project work, presentations, case studies and community out reach activities will be introduced which can be conducted by the teachers throughout the session.

The committee had called for a feedback from all the colleges over making changes in the internal assessment system based on which the committee had decided that the house test being conducted in September be replaced with class tests with objective type questions with 20 per cent of the internal marks.

“The teacher may get the answers checked after thorough discussion of each questions with the students. This will be useful to the students as well the teachers,” said an official.

It has also been decided that the house test conducted in December every year in colleges should continue as subjective exam with 50 per cent internal marks.

The internal assessment awarded to a student during an academic session consists of total 20 marks.

The recommendation of the committee is going to be tabled before syndicate in its meeting to be held on April 15.



Syndicate MEETING
Fate of Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital to be decided on April 15
Amit Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
The Panjab University Syndicate is going to consider taking action against the Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital (HMCH), Sector 26, for not appointing 100 per cent faculty and compliance of other conditions imposed by the inspection committee. The issue will be tabled in the Syndicate meeting to be held on April 15.

The inspection committee has strongly recommended that the affiliation should be suspended for the coming academic session till the college acquires regular faculty as per the Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH) norms.

As per the PU authorities, the college that has 14 regular faculty members was given a notice on October 27, 2012 to fulfil the minimum requirement of 37 regular teachers; however, the university has not received the compliance of the condition imposed on the college.

KK Dhiman, principal, Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, said the regulatory body has recently amended regulations. As per the amended regulations, the college has 60 seats for the first year. To teach 60 students the college should have 24 teachers and if the number exceeds 60 and is up to 100 then the college should have 28 regular teachers. “The college has recently received the amended regulations as per which we are required to have 24 regular teachers. We already have 14 teachers and we are short of only 10 teachers,” said Dhiman.

He said the college management has been informed about the shortage of teachers and the recruitment process would soon be initiated.

The inspection committee has also resolved that since there is an inadequate staff and the OPD attendance is thin, the college should elaborate their OPD and regular posts of the faculty members in the OPD irrespective of their area of specialisation as all of them have basic qualification in Homeopathy.



PU cancels suspension of hostel inmate
Amit Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
Panjab University has revoked the hostel suspension of the fourth-year girl student of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET). The girl reportedly created a ruckus in an inebriated condition during the UIET’s fest “Goonj” held last month.

The decision to suspend the girl student was taken by the special committee of six wardens on March 18. The very next day, the UIET Department’s Disciplinary Committee had also suspended the student from the department till her parents gave an undertaking that she would not create any indiscipline in the university.

PU officials said the day her parents gave the undertaking, she was allowed to attend the classes and her permanent suspension from the hostel was revoked.

“Taking into consideration the student’s career, since she is just a few months away from the completion of her degree, the university took a lenient view and decided to revoke the punishment,” said Yograj Angrish, a committee member.

Sources said the final exams of the student would be held soon and the university didn’t want her studies to be affected.

However, PU officials said the behaviour of the student at the hostel was under observation. The girl was a resident of hostel number 8 at South Campus of PU in Sector 25.

UIET director Renu Vig said: “The student is attending the classes and we are ensuring that teachers of our department counsel her from time to time”.

The university authorities have left the student after issuing a simple warning for not repeating the mistake.



NSUI celebrates 42nd founder’s day

Chandigarh, April 9
The NSUI unit of Panjab University today celebrated its 42nd founder’s day by spreading traffic awareness among the university students. The party members also presented rose sticks to traffic policemen deputed in various parts of the city.

An exhibition of posters was put up at the student centre to emphasise on road safety and civic sense. The posters were also put up on the notice board for signatures and messages for students.

After this, NSUI members went to the Matka Chowk, Press Chowk and various other traffic light points to salute the spirit of the traffic staff.

They also gave greeting cards, roses and boxes of chocolates to the traffic policemen. — TNS



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