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Students sensitised on legal rights
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, October 4
A legal literacy camp was organised by District Legal Service Authority to help schoolchildren become law abiding citizens and create awareness among them regarding their rights. The camp was organised at Government Senior Secondary School, Khamano. Gurpartap Singh, Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Fatehgarh Sahib, was invited over as chief guest, while Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Tajinder Singh Bal presided over the camp.

Gurpartap Singh announced to set up as many as five legal clubs, comprising 25 students each in those clubs.

He said these club members will be fully informed about the legal laws. “The club members will highlight the plight of the common man and bring it to the notice of District Legal Service Authority,” said the CJM.

Bal gave detailed information to students about the concept of Lok Adalats and mediation centers. He also shed light on Student's Legal Literacy Clubs Scheme, Para Legal Volunteers Scheme and Legal-Aid Clinic Scheme. He said people belonging to SC/ST, and children, women, mentally and physically handicapped, industrial workers, victims of natural disasters, victims of trafficking, and any individual having less annual income than the set limit, are entitled to get free legal-aid in courts, inclusive of counsel fee, processing fee and other miscellaneous expenses.

Awareness on free legal aid

Ropar: As many as 15 NSS volunteers spread awareness on free legal aid during a Legal Literacy camp organised by District Legal Services Authority at Government College, here today. — TNS



ICECIT-2013 begins at Thapar varsity
Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 4
A two-day International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ICECIT–2013) organised by the department of electronics and communication engineering, Thapar University, commenced on the university campus today.

The conference is aimed at providing a platform to academicians, researchers and research scholars to share their research papers in the domains of electronics, communications and information technology.

During the two-day event, as many as 100 delegates will elucidate on challenges faced by electronics and computer engineers. A total of 111 research papers will be presented on the occasion.

Prof Rajesh Khanna, head of the department of electronics and communication engineering, Thapar University, welcomed the delegates and briefed them about the theme of the conference. Thapar University director Dr KK Raina delivered the inaugural address and shared his views on the recent trends in electronics and information technology.

Chief guest Dr EG Rajan, founder president and CEO, Pentagram Research Centre, Hyderabad, stressed on the need of imparting technical education from the perspective of Indian ethos.

The conference has been organised in collaboration with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and National Project Implementation Unit (NPIU), a Union Human Resource Development Ministry wing, for implementation of World Bank-assisted projects in technical education. Many professors and researchers from all walks of life will be attending the conference.



Drive to preserve monuments kicks off
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, October 4
On the occasion of World Tourism Week, students of Desh Bhagat University School of Hotel Management and Tourism undertook a drive to create awareness among the public to preserve the historical monuments in Amritsar. Besides performing kar seva at Golden Temple, the historic Jallian Wala Bagh memorial was also spic and spanned by students.

University Chancellor Dr Zora Singh emphasised that the deep-rooted relationship between tourism and cultural assets should be fully recognised and highlighted.

Amit Sachdeva, director, University School of Hotel Management and Tourism, said, “Tourism is major engine of economic growth, several countries have transformed their economies with the help of tourism.”




Stray cattle: Court pulls up DC, SP (traffic)
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 4
The court of Civil Judge, Dazy Bangarh, today pulled up the Deputy Commissioner and SP (traffic), Chandigarh, for failing to solve the stray cattle menace, giving them the 'last opportunity'. The court directed them to file a reply to the contempt case filed by advocate Pankaj Chandgothia, against the Deputy Commissioner, Municipal Commissioner, Mayor, SP (Traffic), Additional Commissioner-II of the MC and Superintending Engineer (Roads) of the MC. The case will come up for hearing on November 6.

Earlier, the Civil Judge, TPS Randhawa, had passed interim orders in September 2012. A public interest litigation was filed by Chandgothia against the UT Administration and Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, related to the removal of stray cattle and street urchins. The court had directed the Administration as well as the MC to “to do the needful so that safety of commuters was ensured." The immediate cause for filing the contempt petition was the death of a motorcyclist, Harpreet Singh, on the night of April 6. He had rammed into stray cattle.

The contempt was filed alleging that the death had proved that the authorities had failed to comply with the court orders. Chandgothia had pointed out that the MC should file FIRs against habitual offenders under Sections 283 and 289 of the IPC.



Tipsy driver blocks HC judge’s car
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 4
A high drama was witnessed at the Sectors 15 and 16 traffic intersection when a drunk driver allegedly blocked the vehicle of a Punjab and Haryana High Court judge. When the judge’s security staff confronted the driver, identified as Sirhind-based businessman Pawan Preet Singh, he got into a heated argument with them. The judge was sitting in the car when the incident occurred around 6 pm.

The police later impounded Pawan Preet’s vehicle, which bore a vanity registration number of Punjab, and issued a challan under various sections of the Motor Vehicle Act. His medical examination confirmed the consumption of alcohol. A daily diary report was lodged at the Sector 11 police station.



Skating championship
St Xavier’s High School emerge victorious
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 4
The skaters of St Xavier’s High School, Panchkula, won the overall winning trophy during the ICSE Speed Skating Championship concluded at the Skating Rink, Sector 10, here today. More than 150 skaters from the ICSE-affiliated schools of the Chandigarh region participated in the competition. George S Shear, principal of St Xavier’s High School, Panchkula, awarded the winners.


Under-6 Boys: 1. Vivaan Sethi (St Stephen’s School, Chandigarh) 2. Ekansh Jain (Saupin’s, Panchkula) 3. Ansh Sharma (St. Xavier’s, Chandigarh).

Under-6 Girls: 1. Takshita Joshi (St Xavier’s, Panchkula) 2. Nandini Mahajan (St Xavier’s, Panchkula) 3. Anshika (St Xavier’s, Chandigarh).

Under-8 Boys: 1. Daksh Hora (St Stephen’s, Chandigarh) 2. Avichal Gaur (St Xavier’s, Panchkula) 3. Eshaan Walia (St Xavier’s, Panchkula)

Under-8 Girls: 1. Natasha Parera (St Xavier’s, Chandigarh) 2. Heena Sharma (St Xavier’s, Chandigarh) 3. Harbani Matharu (St Xavier’s, Chandigarh).

Under-10 Boys: 1. Raghav Vashisht (St Xavier’s, Panchkula) 2. Gurnoor Singh (St Stephen’s, Chandigarh) 3. P Jaya Kishore (St Xavier’s, Panchkula).

Under-10 Girls: 1. Aashna Singh (St Xavier’s, Panchkula) 2. Tenzil (St Xavier’s, Chandigarh) 3. Harshita Saini (DAV, Dera Bassi).

Under-12 Boys: 1. Aryan Pal Singh Ghumman (St Xavier’s, Panchkula) 2. Mayank Sharma (St Xavier’s, Chandigarh) 3. V Prajith (St Xavier’s, Chandigarh).

Under-12 Girls: 1. Aakshita Shourie (LFS, Panchkula) 2. Radhika Khokhar (LFS, Panchkula) 3. Muskan Singla (St Xavier’s, Chandigarh).

Under-14 Boys: 1. Adhiraj Kundlas (St Xavier’s, Panchkula) 2. Dipanshu (St Xavier’s, Chandigarh) 3. Ashish (St Xavier’s, Chandigarh).

Under 14 Girls: 1. Karen George (St Xavier’s, Panchkula) 2. Crystal (St Xavier’s, Chandigarh) 3. Angel (St Xavier’s, 

Above-14 Boys: 1. Harsh Sehrawat (LFS, Panchkula) 2. Abhishek Dixit (DAV, Dera Bassi) 3. Vivek Saini (DAV, Dera Bassi).






St Soldier School register win in soccer tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 4
In the ongoing CBSE Cluster XIII Football Tournament at St Soldier International School, Sector 28, Guru Harkrishan, Sector 38, defeated DAV Public School, Parwanoo, by 1-0, here today. Vaibhav scored the only goal of the match in the second minute. In the second match, Stepping Stone, Sector 37, defeated Florence Convent School, Solan, by 3-0. In the third match, Akal Academy, Poanta Sahib, trounced Deewan Harkrishan Das SD Public School, Ambala, 4-0 and won the match.

In another match, Spring Field, Ambala, defeated Jesus Saviour School, Ropar, by 6-0 while SD Public, Chandigarh, defeated KC Public School by 3-0. In other match, the host team of Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28, registered a 3-0 victory over Doon Valley School, Poanta Sahib, by 3-0. DAV Public School, Ambala, defeated St Vivekanand Public School, Pinjore, by 2-1 while Guru Nanak Mission School, Paonta Sahib, thrashed Paragon School, Mohali, by 3-0. In the last match, the Army School, Nahan, beat St Soldier, Mohali, 2-0.



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