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Atwal for improvement in primary education system
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, November 9
For the overall development and betterment of the country we must improve and strengthen our primary education system and there is a lot of work to be done in this regard. This was said by Dr Charanjit Singh Atwal, speaker, Punjab Legislative Assembly, while addressing the gathering on the eve of 13th founder’s day function of the Continental Group of Institutes here today.

He called upon the teachers to create such disciples, who can make their teacher’s name immortal as great scholars Chanakya and Socrates. General BKN Chhibber, Former Governor, Punjab, was the guest of honour.

Dr Atwal stressed on the need to follow the motto of ‘come to learn and go to serve’ and termed that education was a great service to the society.

He said the service was parallel to the service rendered by Bhai Kanahiya Ji, Bhagat Puran Singh and Mother Teresa. He also emphasised on the importance of walking alone on the path of righteousness like Guru Nanak Dev Ji, who travelled thousands of kilometers and like Lord Rama, Krishna and Jesus Christ, who all fought alone for the good cause.

Students presented impressive cultural programme, including modeling, giddha, qawali, bhangra and Western dance performances. 



High-end MRI facility inaugurated
Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 9
The Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, near here, has given a major boost to its diagnostic capabilities with the inauguration of a new state-of-the-art MRI facility that will equip doctors especially neurologists and orthopedics with the best of tools to detect life-threatening injuries and other ailments.

With the installation of the latest high-end 1.5T MRI (Siemens Essenza- TIM+DOT) system and 128 slice multi-detector computed tomography machine, Gian Sagar Medical College has become the first medical college of north India to have this kind of sophisticated equipment in its Radiology Department, said Dr AS Sekhon, dean of the Gian Sagar Group of Institutions.



Youth killed in mishap
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, November 9
A youth in his early twenties was killed, near here, last night when an unidentified vehicle hit the motorcycle on which he was travelling at the Haripur hinduan and Nimbua road.

The deceased has been identified as Rahul, (20-year-old) a resident of Balaji colony, Moretikhri.

The victim was going on his motorcycle for some work when the accident took place.

The body of the victim has been handed over to the relatives after conducting a post-mortem.

The police has registered a case against the driver of the unidentified vehicle.

The police said that the investigations in this regard are on.



Students create awareness on legal services 

Patiala, November 9
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, and Punjab Legal Services Authority (PLSA) celebrated the ‘Legal Services Day’ at the RGNUL Sidhuwal Campus today.

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Patron-in-Chief, PLSA and Chancellor, RGNUL, Punjab, was the chief guest.

A special function was organised by RGNUL Legal Aid Clinic, which has been established under the aegis of PLSA in 2011, where the students staged a skit highlighting various vices and disadvantaged situations prevalent in the society, in which the legal services of the PLSA provide a solace.

The RGNUL has also adopted two villages namely Sidhuwal and Jasowal for the promotion of legal awareness. An exhibition of paintings by schoolchildren was
also displayed. — TNS



Court serves notice on DC
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 9
A local court has issued notice to the Deputy Commissioner, UT, and the chairman, Market Committee, Sector 26, Chandigarh, acting on a petition over alleged illegal parking auction.

The court of Civil Judge Amaninder Singh has issued a notice to the respondents to file a reply by November 13.

The petition filed through advocate Arvind Thakur seeks directions from the court to restrain the defendants from holding the auction of parking area near the Market Committee office in Grain Market, Sector 26, for cars and scooter parking.

The petitioner, Rameshwar Kamboj, who is in the business of running parking lots, stated that the UT Administration invited tenders for the allotment of cycle, scooter, car parking near Market Committee office adjoining Sushil Oil Mills in the Grain Market last year.

Rameshwar said he was the highest bidder on condition of payment of Rs 16,40,786 per annum with effect from November 2012 for one year.

It has been alleged that before the allotment of the said parking area in his name, the sectional officer of the Market Committee started finding faults in the formalities completed by him.

He stated that he allegedly paid a bribe of Rs 2 lakh to the sectional officer, Manoj Kumar, but he was asked to pay more bribe.

After he conducted a sting operation and complained to the chairman of the Market Committee, the sectional officer was suspended. However, he was reinstated and the parking area was never allotted to him even after the payment of Rs 16 lakh.

Rameshwar said he had filed a civil suit against the UT Administration and even during the pendency of the case, another tender notice has been issued for the auction of the same parking lot. The auction is to be held on November 15.

Alleging harassment and humiliation, Rameshwar moved the court seeking directions to the Chandigarh Administration to restrain from holding the auction of the parking lot till the civil case is pending in the court. 



Five injured in group clash 
Tribune News Service

The injured at the Civil Hospital in Mohali on Saturday.
The injured at the Civil Hospital in Mohali on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Mohali, November 9
Five persons were injured in a group clash, which took place last night at Derri village, near Sohana.

The group also clashed at the Phase VI Civil Hospital, when they went their for treatment.

The injured persons included Vijay Kumar, Jaipal, Satpal, Chetan Sharma and Lakhwinder Singh. They have been admitted in the same hospital.

Vijay, Jaipal, Satpal and Chetan Sharma belonged to one group while Lakhwinder Singh belonged to the opposite party. According to sources, swords, axes and other sharp-edged weapons were used openly during the clash.

The police has registered two separate cases- one at Sohana police station and another at Phase I police station in this connection on different complaints by members of both the groups.

In their complaint, Vijay Kumar, Jaipal, Satpal and Chetan Sharma alleged that Lakhwinder Singh, his uncle Jagtar Singh along with some other unidentified persons attacked them at the bus stand of Derri village last night.

“When we approached the Sohana police, they sent us to the Civil Hospital where Lakhwinder Singh had already got himself admitted. His friends, about 20 in number, again attacked us at the hospital,” alleged Vijay and his friends.

Vijay and Satpal received stitches on their heads. The attackers also damaged Vijay’s parked car there.

In his complaint, Lakhwinder Singh alleged that he along with his uncle Jagtar Singh was purchasing some goods in the market when Vijay along with his friends attacked them without any reason.

“We are investigating the matter,” said ASI Paramjit Singh, the investigating officer in the case.



Case registered after 4 months

Mohali, November 9
The Mohali police took over four months to register a case in a suicide case of a married woman.

The victim Puja Gogia, a resident of Phase XI, had allegedly committed suicide on June 30. A case in this regard has been registered against Manjit Chattwal, an owner of a restaurant at Phase XI on the complaint of Lakhmi Chand, father-in-law of the victim. Chattwal has been booked on the charges of forcing the victim to commit suicide by blackmailing her.

The police said an inquiry was conducted before registering the case. Chattwal is said to be absconding. — TNS



Adarshpreet, Khushbeen notch top spot in 200-metre race
Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 9
More than 20 schools from across the country are participating in the golden jubilee IPSC Athletics Meet for Boys and Girls (U-17 and 19 categories) at Punjab Public School (PPS), Nabha.

As many as 470 athletes are reportedly taking part in the events and over 45 officials from National Institute of Sports, Patiala, have been directed to ensure that the events take place according to international standards.

In the events held today, Adarshpreet Singh of Shri Dashmesh Academy, Anandpur Sahib, won the 200 metres race for boys in 23.24 seconds, while Khushbeen of YPS, Patiala, won the same event in girls’ category. Puneet Loha of Sawan Public School, New Delhi, won a gold medal in shot put. In the final of 800 metres final for girls, Prateebha of Lawrence School, Lovedale, bagged the first position.

On Day 2, by lunch time, Shri Dashmesh Academy, Anandpur Sahib, led the points tally followed by the host school PPS, Nabha, and Welham Boys School, Dehradun. In the girls’ category, Lawrence School, Lovedale, was heading the points tally with Welham Girls, Dehradun, notching the second spot. PPS, Nabha, and Scindia Kanya Vidaylaya, Gwalior, bracketed third position.

Lakhminder Singh Jakhar, Deputy Inspector General, prisons, and an alumnus of PPS, Nabha, distributed prizes to winners on Day 2. 



SGGS-26 emerge victorious
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 9
SGGS College, Sector 26, with a total of 17.5 points, won the Panjab University Inter-College Tae-kwon-do for Men, here today.

Arya College, Ludhiana, with 13 points, and SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, with 12.5 points, were adjudged first runners-up and second runners-up, respectively.


Under 54-kg - Rahul of Arya College, Ludhiana, Satnam Singh of MRS College Malout, Arjun of PGGC, Sector 11, Jatin of Government College, Muktsar; Under 58-kg - Harjinder of SGGS College, Yashumant of Arya College, Chandigarh, Vipan of PUCC, Guruhar, Ajay of PGGC, Sector 46, Chandigarh; Under 63-kg - Aarman of Arya College, Ludhiana, Vikram of PGGC, Sector 46, Agyapal of Sri Aurobindo College of C&M Ludhiana, Amit of SGGS College ; Under 68-kg - Neeraj of DAV, Chandigarh, Rajinder of PGGC, Sector 11, Shubham of AS College, Khanna, Nitesh of SCD Government College, Ludhiana; Under 74-kg - Rajbeer of RSD College, Ferozepur, Tajinder of SGGS College, Sukhwant of SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, Simranjeet of SPN College, Mukerian; Under 80-kg - Hemant, SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, Lovedeep of SGGS College, Chandigarh, Harjot of AS College, Khanna, Lovedeep of DAV College, Abohar; Under 87-kg - Ramandeep of SGGS College, Davinder of SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, Tejinder of AS College, Khanna, Dharamvir of PGGC, Sector 11; Over 87-kg - Gurpreet of GN College, Ferozepur, Amritpal of SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, Anirudh of GGDSD College, Chandigarh, Hemant Kumar of PGGC, Sector 11



75 players to participate in chess meet
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, November 9
A two-day 2nd National Chess Championship being organised by Sahib Dayal Sood Memorial Trust started here today.

The president of Ashoka Educational Trust, Rajiv Dutta, inaugurated the championship.

More than 75 players from across the country are participating in the meet.

Chairman of the trust Subhash Sood informed that the trust has provided a free boarding and lodging to the players participating in the event.

“On the opening day, three rounds were conducted and the remaining three rounds will be held tomorrow.

Dr Dharminder Singh Ubha, Director Education, SGPC, will give away the prizes to the winners, who win in different events organised on the occasion,” said Sood.



Punjabi varsity post victory in kho-kho meet
Tribune News Service 

Patiala, November 9 
Punjabi University emerged champions during the North Zone Inter-University Kho-Kho Championship for Women, which concluded at Patiala today. The university won all the three matches played in the super league.

Panjab University, Chandigarh, notched the second spot by winning two matches and GND University stood third with a lone victory. HP University, Shimla, bagged the fourth position. Director Sports Dr Rajkumar Sharma informed that the top four teams will now compete in the All-India Inter-University Kho-Kho Championship at Mangalore University.



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