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Firing Incident
Punjab Police order probe
Panchkula, January 2
Damaged furniture and an empty bottle of liquor at the place where the firing incident took place in Sector 5, Panchkula The Punjab Police today ordered a high-level inquiry into the firing incident in which a gunman attached to senior Punjab-cadre IAS officer KBS Sidhu was critically injured while he was accompanying Sidhu's son to the 5 Degrees restaurant at Nirjhar Vatika in Sector 5 here on New Year's Eve.


Damaged furniture and an empty bottle of liquor at the place where the firing incident took place in Sector 5, Panchkula. A Tribune photograph


EARLIER STORIES



Police clueless about what exactly happened at party
Panchkula, January 2
Though police officials are tight-lipped about the circumstances leading to the firing incident, sources reveal that it was a private party attended by around 15 persons, including the children of some VIPs, who were accompanied by the gunmen of the Punjab Police.
Youths perform gatka during a nagar kirtan organised in connection with the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Thursday
GURUíS SOLDIERS: Youths perform gatka during a nagar kirtan organised in connection with the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

13-year-old delivers baby girl
Chandigarh, January 2
In a shocking incident, a 13-year-old girl delivered a baby girl in the gynaecology ward of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, last night. The UT Police have registered a case of rape against an unidentified accused. The girl is a resident of Mani Majra.

e-Sampark centres to issue RCs
Chandigarh, January 2
In a New Year gift for city residents, the Chandigarh Administration is all set to authorise e-Sampark centres to issue registration certificates (RCs) for new vehicles.

 


COMMUNITY

Solar panels installed on the roof of a sample flat at Dhanas in Chandigarh Sun to power city homes
Chandigarh, January 2
To promote the use of solar energy in the City Beautiful, the UT Administration has received the approval of the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to install small-capacity solar-generation units on residential premises in Chandigarh. In the first phase, the ministry has approved the installation of smaller solar-generation units on 100 houses.

Solar panels installed on the roof of a sample flat at Dhanas in Chandigarh. A file photograph

The Nehru Hospital of the PGI is in poor shape Nehru Hospital awaits renovation
Chandigarh, January 2
Even two years after the Central Government granted funds for completing the renovation of the old buildings of the PGIMER, its Nehru Hopsital, the oldest and most frequented building on the campus, has not witnessed the repair of even a patch.

The Nehru Hospital of the PGI is in poor shape. Tribune Photos: Pradeep Tewari

For angiography at PGI, 6-month waiting for kids
Chandigarh, January 2
Advance Cardio Centre at the PGI More than 8,000 angiographies in two cath labs in a year. While these figures speak volumes of the PGIMERís efficiency in handling the patient load, children with heart problems are still at the receiving end with at there being at least six-month waiting time for angiography.


Advance Cardio Centre at the PGI. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Mayor HC Kalyan Mayor for cordial ties with Admn
Chandigarh, January 2
In a bid to make sure that there is better coordination between the Municipal Corporation and the UT Administration, Mayor HC Kalyan today met the top brass of the administration.
Mayor HC Kalyan

Senior Deputy Mayor courts couch row
Chandigarh, January 2
The councillorsí room at the MC office from where two couches (see empty space) were shifted to Senior Deputy Mayor Heera Negiís office Just a day after the BJP councillors bagged two mayoral posts in the MC, differences between them and the Congress councillors have started emerging. There was a controversy when Senior Deputy Mayor Heera Negi moved two couches from the councillors' room to her office.

The councillorsí room at the MC office from where two couches (see empty space) were shifted to Senior Deputy Mayor Heera Negiís office. Tribune Photo: Amit Sharma

LPG price hike irks residents
The recent hike in the cost of LPG cylinders has not only upset the kitchen budget of households, it has also left the consumers fuming. On an average, over 10 cylinders are being consumed in a year by a household, while the government has restricted the number of subsidised cylinders to nine.

land acquisition
Mullanpur villagers flay government
Chandigarh, January 2
Affected farmers discuss their strategy at a gurdwara in Saini Majra on Thursday Landowners from Tira, Togan, Bansepur and other neighbouring villages in Mullanpur today met to chalk out a strategy for protesting against the acquisition of land for constructing a road to Kharar. The farmers, led by JS Dhaliwal, said despite the new law on land acquisition notified by the Centre, the Punjab Government was pushing the case under the old law.

Affected farmers discuss their strategy at a gurdwara in Saini Majra on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

transport authority
Officer gets addl charge
Chandigarh, January 2
UT Transport Secretary Bhavna Garg has appointed Rajiv Tewari, treasury officer, Central Treasury, as the additional secretary of the state transport authority.

Fatal condition can be treated by minor surgery: Fortis doctor
Mohali, January 2
Fatal bulging of an artery can be treated without a major surgery. Doctors at Fortis Hospital have demonstrated this in recent cases.

PGI doctor shines
Chandigarh, January 2
Mirnalini Sharma, a PhD fellow at the Department of Virology, PGIMER, has been honoured with the ďBest Young Scientist AwardĒ during the International Conference of Asia Pacific Congress of Virology (APCV) and VIROCON-2013 of the Indian Virological Society held at Amity University, Noida, recently.

Mohali set to outsource water supply works
Mohali, January 2
Mohali is set to become the first town in Punjab to outsource the running of the water supply and sewer systems to make these more efficient and beneficial to its residents.

Escalators to come up on foot overbridges in Mohali
Mohali, January 2
With people reluctant to use foot overbridges here for crossing roads safely without slowing down the traffic, the Municipal Corporation is now planning to provide the escalator facility at the bridges for their convenience.

BUSINESS NEWS
Financial literacy campaign
Axis Bank launched a financial literacy campaign in villages adjoining Chandigarh to educate rural consumers on the merits of banking and the positive economic impact that it can have on their lives.

feedback
Traffic needs management, not policing
The UT traffic police have collected over Rs 9 crore through fines in the year 2012-13. Does this call for celebration? Or should we further look into this figure.

EDUCATION

post of PU registrar
Proposal to appoint civil servant on deputation
Chandigarh, January 2
The Panjab University is coming up with a proposal to make a provision for inducting an officer of the central civil services or all-India services on deputation for appointment to the post of registrar.

Ravinder Chaudhry City prof to attend seminar at Jakarta
Chandigarh, January 2
Ravinder Chaudhry, vice-president of the Athletics Federation of India and Associate Professor at the DAV College, Sector 10, here, will be attending an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Development Strategy Seminar being held at IAAF RDC, Jakarta, from January 2 to 4.
Ravinder Chaudhry

Reappear improvement cases
PU allows special chance to students
Chandigarh, January 2
The Panjab University (PU) has granted a special chance to the students of MA, MCom and MEd Part I and II of pre-2011 batches to appear in examinations in April 2014.

Five-day INSPIRE internship camp gets going at DAV College
Chandigarh, January 2
Science students attend an INSPIRE internship camp at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday A five-day-long INSPIRE internship camp started at DAV College, Sector 10, here today. More than 300 students from 39 schools of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh are participating in the camp, which was inaugurated by Nisha Peshin, director (PS-III), DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi.

Science students attend an INSPIRE internship camp at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pardeep Tewari

Patients being examined at a medical camp organised by the NSS wing of GGDSD College on Thursday 650 examined at medical camp
Chandigarh, January 2
The NSS unit of the GGDSD College in collaboration with the Aarogya Bharti organised a free medical camp at Valmiki Dharmshala in Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, Chandigarh, today.


Patients being examined at a medical camp organised by the NSS wing of GGDSD College on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

PU & college notes
Tree plantation drive
Chandigarh: The NSS volunteers of Panjab University (PU) on Thursday planted trees at the boys' hostels 1, 2, 3 and 7. The plantation drive was initiated by Prof Yograj Angrish, director, NSS, PU, and Dr Jatinder Grover, campus coordinator, PU. Prof Angrish motivated the students to adopt the planted trees and nurture them during their stay at the university.

School helping Muzaffarnagar riot victims
Chandigarh, January 2
The Saupinís Community Service Organisation (SCSO), an NGO, in collaboration with Saupinís School, Chandigarh and Mohali, is engaged in an initiative to help the victims of Muzaffarnagar riots.

Teachers to hold rally on Jan 8
Chandigarh, January 2
The Computer Teachers and Data Entry Operators' Union along with the UT Cadre Educational Employees Union, the Subordinate Services Federation, the Safai Karamchari Union and the CTU Employees' Union, has decided to hold a rally against the UT Administration on January 8. The union is already observing hunger strike.

from schools
Valedictory function
Chandigarh: The valedictory function of an NSS special camp was held at KB DAV-7. The camp was organised under programme officer Mantoshpal Singh where NSS volunteers pledged support to the causes concerning community.

 

 
COURTS

Man acquitted in robbery case
Chandigarh, January 2
A local court today acquitted a person in a case of robbery after the complainant turned hostile. The court acquitted Suraj, a resident of Kajheri, in the case.

CRIME



Close Shave: A car that rammed into a Haryana Roadways bus from the rear side on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway near the traffic lights in Dera Bassi on Thursday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

2 arrested in burglary cases, stolen motorcycles recovered
Chandigarh, January 2
The UT police today arrested two burglars who had burgled a house in Sector 37 on New Yearís Eve and recovered the entire stolen property from their possession. The accused have been identified as Sameer and Rohit Sharma, both residents of Kansal village in Mohali district.

FB friend physically assaults girl
Panchkula, January 2
Friendship with an unknown man has landed a Panchkula-based girl in trouble. She was physically assaulted by her Facebook friend at a rented accommodation in Sector 21 here.

Cash, gold jewellery stolen
Mohali, January 2
Thieves struck at a house in Phase IIIA here decamping with cash and other valuables.

SPORTS

Little Champs cup
Haren powers BECC win
Patiala, January 2
A fine knock of 108 by Haren Goel and 66 runs by Depinder helped the Black Elephant Cricket Club (BECC) to defeat Diesel and Motor Works Cricket Club (DMWCC) by 89 runs in the 2nd Little Champs Cup organised by the BECC. Batting first, the Black Elephant Cricket Club team posted 209 for 2 in the stipulated 40 overs with the help of useful contributions by Haren Goel and Depinder. Both players played superb knocks and put their team in a commanding position.

Gagan, Lovely star in St Soldier School win
Chandigarh, January 2
A batsman plays a shot as the wicketkeeper looks on during an inter-school cricket tournament at Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday St Soldier School, Sector 28, defeated Government Model School, Sector 40, in an SS Bawa Memorial Inter-School Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-16) tie.


A batsman plays a shot as the wicketkeeper looks on during an inter-school cricket tournament at Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Tae kwon do: City youths win laurels
Chandigarh, January 2
The local tae kwon do team brought laurels in the recently concluded National Tae Kwon Do Junior Championship organised in Bangalore, Karnataka, from December 28 to 30.

Athletics meet on January 5
Chandigarh, January 2
The Chandigarh Masterís Athletics Association will organise the Mastersí Athletics Meet on January 5, at the Sports Complex in Sector 46, here.

Atya patya national meet from today
Chandigarh, January 2
The local Atya Patya Association will conduct the 28th Men and Women Senior Atya Patya National Championship at BMD Public School, Sector 63, from January 3 to 5.

 



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