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Violators to be challaned from today
Chandigarh, February 3
Starting tomorrow, the UT traffic police will begin challaning vehicles without high security registration plates (HSRP) of nine series in the city.

A worker fixes high security number plate on a vehicle at the RLA in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari




IAF to extend runway, upgrade landing aids
Chandigarh, February 3
To cater to the increased air traffic to and from the city, the Air Force will be extending the runway at its Chandigarh airbase and upgrading navigational aids to assist flight operations in adverse weather conditions.

UT traffic police draft proposal restricts use of red beacon
Chandigarh, February 3
UT Administrator, the Chief Justice and Judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court will be the only ones among the city top posts authorised to adorn red beacon atop their official vehicles with a flasher while on duty.

Kajauli waterworks
City, Mohali’s water woes come to an end
Morinda, February 3
After replacing the damaged sluice valve of Phase I and II pipelines of the Kajauli Waterworks, the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (PWSSB) resumed the water supply in the Phase 1, II, III and IV pipelines, this morning.

Officials and workers replace valve of the pipelines of the Kajauli Waterworks near Morinda on Monday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

A first: Mall near Kharar to run bus service in Tricity to ease congestion
Mohali, February 3
To ease congestion outside its premises, the management of the upcoming mall, The North Country Mall, located along the Mohali-Kharar highway near Balongi village, has announced to run their own shuttle bus service in Tricity for their customers, free of cost. The mall is scheduled to be inaugurated on February 14.

An inner view of North Country Mall near Kharar in Mohali. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


PCA notice to Healthyway owner
Chandigarh, February 3
The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has issued a notice to the owner of Healthyway Immigrations, Amit Kakkar, to appear before the bench on the next hearing in connection with the extortion complaint filed by him against former UT SSP and the others.

Intense efforts needed to curb begging
Begging has always been a neglected issue in the city. The authorities have failed to curb the peril. Instances of people and children seen begging are on the rise. Chandigarh Tribune spoke to a cross-section of people on this issue who were of the view that begging should be strictly prohibited. Children involved in begging should be rehabilitated and child labour should be discouraged or prevented.

Beggars at Sector 33 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Bring site clearances under Right to Service Act, say industrialists
Mohali, February 3
Fed up with the lackadaisical and indifferent attitude of authorities in giving certain clearances, local industrialists have demanded the state government to bring these services under the Right to Service Act (RTS).

Fake IPS also posed as Army officer
Chandigarh, February 3
Arrested in a cheating case, fake IPS officer Ravi Kant had also posed as an Army officer. Police investigations revealed that the accused told everybody that he belonged to the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC). Ravi Kant was booked under Section 171 of IPC (wearing garb or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent) and 420 (cheating 420) on Saturday. It was learnt that Ravi Kant posed as the Captain of Armed Forces Medical College.

Was implicated in a false case, says Rathore
Panchkula, February 3
Former Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) SPS Rathore today stated that Girhotras connived with Anand Prakash, father of Ruchika's friend to implicate him in a false case. Rathore had filed a defamation case seeking inclusion of Section 306 (abetment to suicide). He also produced evidence establishing his claim. Rathore's cross-examination ended today.

Hyundai Motors, KLG Hyundai penalised
Chandigarh, February 3
Hyundai Motor India Ltd and KLG Hyundai have been penalised for selling a car with manufacturing defect and failing to repair the problem. District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the opposite parties to pay Rs 1 lakh as compensation to the complainant for mental agony.

World Cancer Day
PGI experts share changing role of pathologists
Chandigarh, February 3
Marking World Cancer Day, experts at the PGIMER shared that the role of pathologists in cancer diagnosis had now enhanced to an extent that through biopsies, the severity of cancer tumors and chances of survival of patients could also be determined. The techniques available at the PGIMER can also, in certain cases, assess the efficacy of medicines in treating the cancer tumours, said Dr BD Radotra, from the Department of Histopathology, PGIMER, while addressing the media today.

AAP yet to finalise candidates
Chandigarh, February 3
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today clarified that the list of 31 probable candidates displayed by the party on its official website for the Lok Sabha elections from Chandigarh seat was not final. The party stated that forms submitted by ticket aspirants were being scrutinised.

Lok Sabha poll: BJP goes the Cong way
Chandigarh, February 3
Following in the footsteps of the Congress, the BJP has invited applications from party workers interested in contesting the Lok Sabha elections. At a meeting, it was decided that the workers could file applications in the BJP office at Sector 33 till 5 pm on February 5.

Officer gets Sena Medal for gallantry
Chandigarh, February 3
Major Jasjit Singh Bajwa, a city resident, has been conferred the Sena Medal (Gallantry) for his conduct in counter-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir. An alumnus of Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, and SD College, Sector 32, he was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery in September 2009 and is presently serving with the Rashtriya Rifles.

LS poll
Leaders make most of social networking sites
Chandigarh, February 3
Keeping in mind the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, leaders of all prominent parties of Chandigarh are increasing their activities on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc., to establish direct contact with voters.

Price hike fuels residents’ worries
Chandigarh, February 3
The rising prices of fuel have burnt a hole in the pocket of the common man. The price of petrol has shot up by Rs 5 while that of diesel has gone up by Rs 7 since January last year. From Rs 68.13 a litre in January 2013, the price of petrol has increased to Rs 73.44 a litre. The price of diesel, meanwhile, rose from Rs 48.38 to Rs 55.90. As the prices are being revised every month, residents are in a fix. The petrol and diesel prices have been revised 13-14 times in the past one year.

Mohali-Landran road closed to traffic
Mohali, February 3
The Mohali-Landran road will be closed to traffic for the next five days on account of felling of trees for the widening of the road. SSP Indermohan Singh said frequent traffic jams were witnessed on the Landran-T point.

The road will be closed to traffic for the next five days on account of repair work. A Tribune photograph


PU & college notes
Placement drive for CAs on Feb17-18
Chandigarh, February 3
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India will hold its campus placement drive on February 17-18. As many as 165 candidates, who recently completed their chartered accountancy, will participate in the programme. Some of the leading names in the industry have confirmed their participation in the drive. CA Atul Kumar Gupta, chief coordinator of Chandigarh, said, “This is an excellent opportunity for Indian companies to recruit the best of students in the field of accountancy.”

Perils of free chatting application
Panchkula, February 3
For Aania (name changed), a student of Class IX, the world came crashing down when she saw her photograph — uploaded on a free chat application on her mobile phone — adorning the notice board at her school. She ended up becoming a victim of bullying.

Cyber crime expert Rakshit Tandon interacts with students during a seminar ‘Surf Safe’ at The Gurukul School in Panchkula on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

National client counselling competition held at PU
Chandigarh, February 3
The Third National Client Counselling Competition-2014 for the ‘Dr Gurdial Singh Dhillon Memorial’ Running Trophy began at the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS), Panjab University, today.

Students take part in the national client counselling competition at Panjab University. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

from schools
Wishing luck for exams
Chandigarh: To wish them luck for the forthcoming board examinations, a ‘tilak ceremony’ was organised for the Class X students of The Tribune Model School on Monday. Principal Vandana Saxena applied tilak to the students. It was a nostalgic moment for the students of Class X.

Winter timings: Teachers union to meet DPI on Feb 6
Chandigarh, February 3
Irked at the UT Education Department’s move of extending the school timings for winter till March 31, the Government Teachers Union has decided to take up the issue with the director of public instructions (DPI) on February 6.

VIMARSH’14 opens at PU
Chandigarh, February 3
Several competitions were organised on the inaugural day of the inter-university students’ academic convention, VIMARSH-2014, at Panjab University today. Prof AK Bhandari, Dean University Instructions (DUI), inaugurated the event. Two keynote speakers - Prof Rajesh Gill and Prof Manvinder Kaur held a discussion on the security of women through gender sensitisation. This was followed by 150 teams participating in a treasure hunt at the Student Centre. A declamation competition on “Indian legal system for protection of women’s rights” was also organised at the Institute of Gandhian and Peace Studies. More than 60 students participated in an essay-writing competition. — TNS

Face as canvas: Students participate in a face painting competition at ‘Vimarsh 2014’ at Law Auditorium of Panjab University in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Applications for Rose Festival
Chandigarh, February 3
As many as 125 applicants have submitted entries for various competitions for the fifth Panjab University (PU) Rose Festival till today. Nearly one lakh people are expected to visit the Rose Festival, which will be organised from February 15-16 on the PU campus. All competitions are open for students of schools, colleges and university, besides the general public. The forms for the competitions and stalls are available at the single window enquiry. As many as 20 stalls will be put up to display products. PU has also released two telephone numbers for taking up any enquiry regarding the Rose Festival. These numbers are 09914808484 and 09914003004. — TNS

Placement drive at college
Mohali, February 3
As many as 38 students were shortlisted during a placement drive at Indo-Global Colleges on Monday. Major companies, including Eureka Forbes, Volkswagen and DLF Pramerica, visited the campus. The students of mechanical, electronics, civil engineering and computer science took part in the drive. The placement drive included the interview session which saw participation from students. OC


Begging a family tradition in this village
Shamdo Camp (Rajpura), February 3
For some begging is compulsion but there are a few for whom begging is a family tradition. They are popularly known as Shanidevs who seeks alms only on Saturdays. Besides, there are many others who seek alms on Tuesdays and auspicious days like “Amavasya”, “Puranmashi” and “Sankranti”. They ask for anything ranging from food, money, mustard oil, pulses, flour and clothes.

Group clash leaves two injured
Kharar, February 3
A group clash left two persons injured near KFC restaurant on the Mohali-Kharar highway this evening. One of the assailants fired two gunshots into the air while vandalising the victim's property and two vehicles parked near the restaurant.

The shop outside which the clash took place near KFC restaurant on the Mohali-Kharar highway; and (right) a policeman records the statement of one of the victims. Tribune photographs

Two killed, 3 hurt in accident
Dera Bassi, February 3
Two persons were killed while three others were injured in a road  accident on the Rajpura-Chandigarh road near Banur last night. The accident took place when a Swift car, which was coming from the Rajpura side, collided with an auto. The three-wheeler in which the victims were travelling in was going towards Rajpura.

The car hit a pedestrian, killing him on the spot. The panicked driver rammed the car into a tree and died. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Two killed in accident on Kharar-Morinda highway
Morinda, February 3
Two persons were killed in a road accident on the Kharar-Morinda highway near Ramgarh Manda village this morning. A car, which was being driven by Anand Singh (42), a Ludhiana resident, hit a pedestrian identified as Mithu Kumar (23).


Punjab Police fail to produce Jagdish Bhola before court
Mohali, February 3
The Punjab Police did not produce alleged drug lord Jagdish Singh Bhola before a court here today. However, the three other accused in the case - Sarabjit Singh Saba, Satinder Dhamma and Baljinder Singh - were produced before the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge (Senior Division) Parminder Pal Singh. The court fixed February 17 as the next date of hearing.


Cricketers Shivam, Jagjeet on cloud nine
Chandigarh, February 3
The 59th National School Games (U-19) Cricket Championship turned out to be a big leap for the cricketing career of batsman Shivam Bhambri and bowler Jagjeet Singh. The local cricket team brought laurels by winning the National Championship that concluded on February 1 at Indore. Both the players contributed to the team’s victory. Shivam Bhambri bagged the ‘man of the series’ award whereas his counterpart Jagjeet Singh was named as the ‘best bowler’ of the tournament.

‘Internal conflicts’ mar city football team’s performance
Chandigarh, February 3
Owing it to conflict among the members of the Chandigarh Football Association and their poor selection procedure of shortlisting players, the local football team lost all league matches at the 68th Santosh Trophy Football Tournament (North Zone qualifiers), held in Delhi.

CHART trainee Naresh topples Dhruv Sharma to enter semis
Chandigarh, February 3
CHART trainee unseeded Naresh Badgujar defeated Dhruv Sharma in straight sets during the ongoing CLTA talent hunt tennis series for (U-14) boys and girls, being held at the CLTA courts in Sector 10 today.

volleyball TOURNEY
Dept of Evening Studies lift trophy
Chandigarh, February 3
The Department of Evening Studies lifted the title of Panjab University Inter-College Volleyball Championship for Men (C-Division) Tournament that concluded here today. In the finals, Department of Evening Studies defeated Babe Ke College of Education, Mudki (Ferozepur), by 3-0 (25-07, 25-16 and 25-20).

Players of the Department of Evening Studies with their medals after winning the final of C-Division Inter-College Volleyball Tournament at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Cleanliness campaign taken up by DLSA
Panchkula, February 3
District Legal Services authority, Panchkula, has started the sensitisation and clean up campaign at Barwala village from February 1 to February 5.

Dashmesh Girls College win basketball tourney
Chandigarh, February 3
Dasmesh Girls College of Education, Badal (Muktsar), won the finals of the Panjab University Inter-College Basketball Championship of Women (C-Division) that concluded here today. In the finals, the winning side defeated Dev Samaj College of Education for Women, Chandigarh, by 20-13. For the winning side, Bhinderjit Kaur (9 points), Manpreet Kaur (4 points) and Parveen Kaur (3 points) scored a major share while for Dev Samaj College of Education, Meenakshi (8 points) and Roop Kamal (3 points) reduced the margin. TNS

Players of the Dashmesh Girls College of Education, Badal, in a jubilant mood after winning the Basketball Tournament at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

PU rowers clinch title
Chandigarh, February 3
Panjab University rowers claimed top spot during the All-India Inter-University Rowing Championship for Men and Women, held at Calcutta University (Kolkata) from January 28 to 31. Women’s team secured the third spot in the same championship. Men’s team bagged the first position in the Double Sculls event whereas secured the runners-up spot in the Coxed-Four and Coxed-Pair event. The women’s team secured the third place in the Single Scull and Coxed-Fours events. TNS

Golf training for juniors from March 15
Chandigarh, February 3
A two-month weekend junior golf training programme will be conducted at Chandigarh Golf Club from March 15 to May 4. The camp will be conducted by Ajay Gujral. The programme will be conducted for beginners and children between the age group of 7 to 15 years. It will be held on every Saturday and Sunday between 4 to 5 pm. Members as well as non-members of the Chandigarh Golf Club can enroll with Ajay Gujral by contacting him at 9814356013. TNS


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