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Mohali MC limits extended
Mohali, January 28
The limits of the Mohali Municipal Corporation have finally been extended with the Punjab government issuing the final notification in this regard today. According to the notification, nine residential sectors, two industrial sectors and two villages have now come within the jurisdiction of the corporation.

The Mohali Municipal Corporation office in Sector 68, which was earlier outside the civic body limits, has now come under its jurisdiction. A file photo


Man dies at PGI; kin allege negligence
Chandigarh, January 28
A 45-year-old man died at the PGI on Monday. His family has alleged medical negligence at the hands of the hospital staff. According to the family and records of the patient, Manoj Kumar Singla, he was referred to the PGI from Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, after being diagnosed with jaundice on Saturday.

City Ls seat
Behl gives AICC rules the go-by
Chandigarh, January 28
In a clear violation of the rules of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), BB Behl, president of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC), today issued directions that those eyeing the party ticket for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat would have to deposit a demand draft for Rs 10,000 along with their application forms. Interestingly, no such condition has been imposed by the Congress in Punjab and Haryana where interested Congress workers can even file their applications through fax and email, that too without depositing a single penny.

Cop punches senior citizen; residents block traffic
Chandigarh, January 28
Senior citizen Gurnam Singh lies on the road. The "We care for you" brigade was yet again caught on the wrong foot today when a 75-year-old man was allegedly punched in the chest by a UT traffic constable at the Housing Board light point in Mani Majra. As the elderly citizen lay on the road after being punched, infuriated residents and passersby blocked traffic for one and a half hours demanding action against the constable.

Senior citizen Gurnam Singh lies on the road. A Tribune photograph

Homeless sadhu dies of cold in Panchkula
Panchkula, January 28
A 60-year-old sadhu died of cold (hypothermia) here late last night. The homeless sadhu, who is yet to be identified, was found lying at the entrance to a parking area at Nada Sahib Gurdwara in Panchkula.


Token system for medicines
Panchkula, January 28
In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the token system to procure medicines has been started at the Panchkula General Hospital, Sector 6. The project took off under the supervision of Panchkula Civil Surgeon VK Bansal. As many as 2,000 patients daily receive free of cost medicines at the facility. Five separate counters have been set up for senior citizens, women, men and others.

Patients throng the newly set up token system counter at the Panchkula General Hospital on Tuesday. A tribune Photo

Mahindra launches new Bolero
Mahindra and Mahindra Limited today launched new ‘Bolero Pick-Up Flat Bed’, at a price of Rs 5.58 lakh (BS3 version) ex-showroom, Chandigarh. The new look Bolero Pick-Up Flat Bed comes with micro-hybrid technology and higher load carrying capacity of 1,250 kg. It retains the core values of the tough and rugged Bolero Pick-Up. The Bolero Pick-Up Flat Bed is the flagship brand in Mahindra’s pick-up portfolio, contributing over 60% to overall pick-up sales.

Bansal loyalists meet Venod Sharma
Chandigarh, January 28
A day after the revolt against MP Pawan Kumar Bansal by many city Congress leaders, four senior Congress leaders and Bansal’s ‘loyalists’reached former Union Minister Venod Sharma’s residence today. Sharma is the Ambala city MLA. Venod Sharma, whose name is also doing the rounds for the Congress ticket for Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat, today first met former Senior Deputy Mayor Bhupinder Singh Badheri, former councillor Davinder Babla and former Market Committee chief Kesar Singh at his residence in Sector 9.

Elderly need to be looked after
Many elders in the city are not treated properly by their kith and kin. Until a few years ago, the Chandigarh Administration, under the patronage of CITCO, used to entertain the elderly by way of tours to important historical places and serve the brunch as the case may be. But this has not been in practice for quite sometime. Instead, study tours have been launched by counsellors, MLAs etc, besides other recreation options. I wish the practice is revived as senior citizens have no other source of entertainment owing to problems such as conveyance.

Mushaira casts a spell
Chandigarh, January 28
The Jashn-e-Haryana All-India Mushaira was organised at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, here today. It was organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Haryana. “The department initiated this event to promote Urdu, which is a minority language in Haryana. 

Haq Kanpuri, an Urdu poet from Kanpur, takes part in the Jashn-e-Haryana All-India Mushaira at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Preparations on in full swing for agro summit
Mohali, January 28
Preparations are on in full swing for the Progressive Punjab Agriculture Summit-2014 to be held at Fateh Burj, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial, Chappar Chiri. Mohali Deputy Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu , who took stock of the preparations being made at the venue, said elaborate arrangements were being made for the summit so that farmers and delegates don’t face any problems.

Council meeting discusses provisions of RTE Act
Chandigarh, January 28
The second meeting of the State Advisory Council was held yesterday under the chairmanship of the Adviser to the Administrator. The council has been constituted under the provisions of section 34 (1) of the RTE Act-2009 to advise the UT Administration on the implementation of various provisions of the Act.

Surgeries conducted free of cost at facility
Panchkula, January 28
Under the new government scheme to provide free medical aid to patients, operations and tests worth Rs 27 lakh were conducted free of cost at the Panchkula General Hospital from January 1 to 24.

All smiles
: Students of the GMSS-16 in a jubilant mood after winning the first prize in a dance competition during a function to celebrate National Girl Child Day at Bal Bhawan in Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Hospital launches health programme
Chandigarh, January 28
Shri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Charitable Multispeciality Hospital, Sohana, today launched its “Keep the Doctor Away” programme with the aim of making the nation healthier. The hospital, through this programme, aims at providing and promoting healthier and prosperous living as the hospitals are overloaded, infrastructure is limited and a large segment of society cannot afford expenses on health care.

Fellowship for GMCH-32 doc
Chandigarh, January 28
Prof Suman Kochhar, Head of the Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging at the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh, has been conferred the ‘Fellowship of Indian College of Radiology and Imaging’.

From schools
Patriotic fervour marks Republic Day celebrations in tricity schools
Chandigarh: Republic Day was celebrated at Desh Bhagat University with fervour and enthusiasm. A large number of students, faculty members and staff took part in the celebrations. Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the university Dr Shalini Gupta hoisted the National Flag.

Children during the Republic Day celebrations at Sant Waryam Singh Memorial Public Senior Secondary School, Ratwara Sahib. A Tribune photograph

PU notes
Signature campaign
As part of the national campaign, “students stand against corruption”, the National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Tuesday launched a two-day signature campaign on the Panjab University campus and its colleges. This will be followed by a day-long hunger strike on January 30 in support of the demand of passing six pending Anti-Corruption Bills and also commemorating Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary, the venue for which remains undecided.

School assns seek educational reforms
Panchkula, January 28
A coordination committee of 11 private unaided schools of Haryana has expressed resentment over their demands not being redressed by authorities. Coordination Committee of Private Unaided School Associations (CCPUSA) of Haryana in a representation sent to CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda raised several issues, alleging a step-motherly treatment given to them by several departments of the state.

Evolution of Indian economy discussed at seminar
Chandigarh, January 28
A seminar on "economic environment for business in India - reforms and challenges" was organised by the Economics Department of GGDSD College here today. The chief speaker, Professor Upinder Sawhney from Panjab University, enlightened the students about the growth and evolution of the Indian economy during the regulatory regime (1947-1991), during the 1991 financial crisis and the post-liberalisation period.

Oil samples taken from PGI unit
Chandigarh, January 28
The vigilance team of the PGI today conducted a surprise check at its own bio-medical waste management unit and seized the samples of low density oil used to wash linen and destroy hazardous waste in the incinerator. @@Sources in the PGI administration said the vigilance cell of the institute had suspected injudicious use of the fuel at the unit. Manju Wadwalkar, spokesperson for the PGI, said: “We have internal mechanism of vigilance. Whenever lapses or irregularities are found, necessary action is taken.” — TNS


Branch sliding
PUSU holds protest outside VC’s office
Chandigarh, January 28
Representatives of the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) staged a protest outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office here today. They took up the cause of the UIET students who have been demanding branch sliding for long. The protest was headed by Satwant Singh, acting president, PUSU. “We had already submitted memorandums several times to the university authorities, but they are paying no heed to our demand,” said Satwant. The students demanded the option of branch sliding in the UIET on the lines of the PEC University of Technology. — TNS

PUSU activists protest outside the VC’s office in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari


Man commits suicide
Kalka, January 28
A 52-year-old Railway employee committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan, on Monday evening. The deceased was identified as Baldev Krishan. He was a “safai karmachari” with the Indian Railways. The police said he took the extreme step due to some family disturbance. The family sources, when contacted, confirmed that due to some frustration, he used to drink alcohol and had disputes with family members. — TNS

Accident victim dies
Kalka, January 28
Rajji (20), who met with an accident on Saturday, had succumbed to her injuries at PGI, Chandigarh, on Monday. She was hit by a truck when she was riding with her husband Rafik and their one year old daughter Ishrat. Rafik and Ishrat died on the spot, while Rajji was admitted to PGI, Chandigarh. Two-years-old Sadiya was being treated at Sector-6 hospital, Panchkula. OC


Pending cases HC Chief Justice’s concern
Chandigarh, January 28
As the new District Courts complex in Sector 43 completed one year of functioning today, Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Sanjay Kishan Kaul emphasised the issue of pendency of cases and urged the lower courts to bring down the number.

Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Sanjay Kishan Kaul inaugurates lawyers’chambers at the District Courts in Sector 43, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Murder of SP's kin
Submit viscera report, court tells FSL
Panchkula, January 28
Months after the murder of the sister-in-law of Ludhiana Superintendent of Police Manohar Lal, the Forensic Science Laboratory, Madhuban, is yet to submit the viscera report of the victim. Taking note of the delay, the court today directed the public prosecutor to write to the Director of the FSL asking him to submit the report at the earliest.

PUNCOFED penalised for irregular supply of magazine
Chandigarh, January 28
The District Consumer Forum has directed the Punjab State Cooperation Federation (PUNCOFED) to pay a compensation of Rs 5,500 to a subscriber for the irregular supply of a fortnightly magazine. The complainant, HC Gupta, alleged that he had subscribed to “Punjab Cooperation” for a three-year period on payment of Rs 750 in September 2011. The magazine has its office at Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh. Gupta stated that the magazine’s supply was irregular and he had brought the matter to the editor’s notice. The forum directed the respondent to regularly supply the magazine by registered post. — TNS


4 held on charge of making fake forensic reports
Mohali, January 28
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau had arrested four persons, including a policeman, in connection with giving of false reports for drug samples sent for examination to the Forensic Science Laboratory at Kharar. The arrested persons are Ashwini Kumar, former assistant chemical examiner of the laboratory Shingara Ram, lab technician Gurjant Singh and Charanjit Singh.

Man stabbed at Daria
Chandigarh, January 28
A 45-year-old man was injured when two persons allegedly stabbed him at Daria village, near the Industrial Area, today. Ramesh Kumar alleged he was going towards his residence when two persons accosted him. The duo, in their mid twenties, stabbed him and ran away when he raised an alarm. The victim was taken to the Government Medical College and Hospital. Ramesh works as a welder and the police claimed he was attacked because of old rivalry. TNS


Shivalik Public, DAV-8 thrash rivals
Chandigarh, January 28
Shivalik Public School and APJ School won the Mohali-leg matches, while Chandigarh Baptist School and DAV Public School outperformed their respective rivals in the Chandigarh-leg matches of the Coca Cola Cricket Cup for Boys (U-16) today.

Players of Chandigarh Baptist School and Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, in action during a cricket match at Guru Nanak Public School in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Making all the right moves
Chandigarh, January 28
It was a double joy for Himani Sood, a tae kwon do player from Panjab University, after she won a bronze medal at the recently concluded all-India inter-university tournament at Chennai. Not only did the 22-year-old win a medal, she also got noticed for her performance, ensuring her a place among the probables for the World University Taekwondo Championship. The 3 Dan Black Belt martial artist will now be attending the preparatory camp being held for all the probables in June this year. At the national tae kwon do meet, Himani competed in the 46-kg category event. Playing at Sathyabama University, Chennai, from January 6 to 12, she outclassed four rivals from different universities, before losing her semifinal bout.

Badminton tourney
Jalalabad college clinch title
Chandigarh, January 28
Guru Ram Dass BEd College, Jalalabad (Ferozepur), outdid the Kenway College of Education, Abohar, 3-0 to win the Panjab University Inter-College Badminton Championship for Men (C-Division). The tournament was conducted for evening and education colleges.

For a cause
: Students take part in a walkathon at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. As many as 300 students from various government schools in the city walked to make residents aware about the need to conserve oil and gas. Municipal Commissioner Vivek Pratap Singh flagged off the event. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Dev Samaj College paddlers win tourney
Chandigarh, January 28
The table tennis team of Dev Samaj College of Education for Women, Chandigarh, defeated the DAV College of Education, Fazilka (Ferozepur), to win the Panjab University Inter-College Table Tennis Championship for Women (C-Division) that concluded here today.

Holiday cricket cup
Live Wire Coaching Centre enter final
Chandigarh, January 28
The seniors’ cricket team of Live Wire Coaching Centre (LWCC) registered a 76-run win over Dhanas-based City Cricket Club in the first semifinal encounter of the Holiday Cricket Cup here today.

Karate meet: Saupin’s-32 bag third spot
Chandigarh, January 28
Saupin's School, Sector 32, ended their campaign on the third position at the 22nd State Karate Championship here today. Playing at CL Aggarwal DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, the team of Saupin’s School bagged 17 medals in all. In the individual events, meanwhile, Anupam and Jaspreet won gold medals in their respective categories. School principal AB Sidhu congratulated the team. — TNS


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