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Colleague's murder
Ex-sergeant gets life term

Chandigarh, February 28
The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge SS Sahni today sentenced a former Indian Air Force (IAF) sergeant to life imprisonment for killing his colleague in 2011.

Sachika Sharma BDS student commits suicide
Panchkula, February 28
A 20-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan with a dupatta at her hostel room in Dental College, Barwala, Panchkula, late last night. The victim, Sachika Sharma, was a third-year BDS student. She hailed from Himachal.



EARLIER STORIES

Panchayat takes eunuchs head-on
February
28, 2014
PU dental hospital hits roadblock
February
27, 2014
ASI caught taking bribe
February
26, 2014
Parties hunt for displaced voters
February
25, 2014
SSC exam spells traffic chaos
February
24, 2014
Girl dies of typhoid in Píkula
February
23, 2014
5 cops chargesheeted
February
22, 2014
Protest delays Shatabdi
February
21, 2014
Chaos at MC General House
February
20, 2014
Court raps police in Dimpy murder case
February
19, 2014



Woman cop ends her life
Chandigarh, February 28
A 24-year-old woman constable with the Chandigarh Police allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Sector 39 today. The victim, Renu, was found hanging from a fan by her cousin brother Pardeep Kumar around 5 pm. A two-line suicide note was recovered from the spot in which the victim has stated that no one should be held responsible for her death.

Dr YK Chawla Fixing doctor-patient ratio not feasible: PGI Director
Chandigarh, February 28
The PGI Director, Dr YK Chawla, today said it was not feasible to fix the doctor-patient ratio in OPDs as proposed by the institution for controlling the rush of patients. The patient rush at the PGI has consistently been on the rise, which is affecting quality health care.

 


COMMUNITY

Feb at its coldest in 6 yrs
Chandigarh, February 28
The city received 134.9 mm of rainfall this month. According to the Met Department, it is the highest that the city has received in the month of February in past six years.

Panchkula Deputy Mayor falls from stairs at temple, injured
Panchkula, February 28
Panchkula Deputy Mayor Sunil Talwar fell down the stairs of the Shiv temple in Saketri, last evening. Talwar was rushed to a local hospital from where he was taken to a private hospital.

Mahindra launches innovation prize
Chandigarh: The Mahindra Group launched an innovation prize ĎRise Prizeí on Friday. The prize offers one million USD (Rs 6 crores) to drive globally relevant and disruptive innovations. It will start with two primary challenges, the mobility challenge, which invites solutions for driverless cars in India, while the second solar challenge aims at making solar energy products more accessible to the population at large.

Sr Dy Mayor, Dy Mayor may soon get official vehicle
Chandigarh, February 28
The Municipal Corporation (MC) is planning to send a proposal to the UT Administration for allowing the civic body to allocate an official vehicle to the Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor, to be shared jointly by them.

Mayor inaugurates green belt
Chandigarh, February 28
Mayor HC Kalyan addresses residents during the inauguration of a green belt at Sector 44 in Chandigarh on Friday. Not to be left behind in the councillorsí race of inaugurating new projects before the Model Code of Conduct comes into force, Mayor HC Kalyan inaugurated a green belt in Sector 44 today.

Mayor HC Kalyan addresses residents during the inauguration of a green belt at Sector 44 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Property tax halved for flat owners in Panchkula
Panchkula, February 28
Flat owners in Panchkula will have to pay only half the present amount of property tax. Local MLA DK Bansal said the state legislature had decided to cut the property tax on flats with area up to 2,000 square feet by 50 per cent.

IT units to come up in Industrial Area
Chandigarh, February 28
Fulfilling a long-pending demand of industrialists, the UT Administration has given its nod to the opening of information technology (IT) units in the Industrial Area of the city.

Chinks in Congress come to the fore
Chandigarh, February 28
MP Pawan Kumar Bansal addresses party workers during a meeting at the Congress Bhawan in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Friday. Differences in the top brass of the city Congress again came to the fore during a meeting at the Congress Bhawan today, which was called to finalise the pad yatra programme for the coming Lok Sabha elections.


MP Pawan Kumar Bansal addresses party workers during a meeting at the Congress Bhawan in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Flower Show-2014 in Mohali from today
Mohali, February 28
The Janta Land Promoters Limited (JLPL) Flower Show-2014 will be organised in Sector 66-A, opposite the JLPL corporate office in Sector 82, here, on March 1 and 2 to celebrate the spring season in line with the Rose Festival and Spring Fest organised in Chandigarh and Panchkula. The Flower Show is a maiden attempt by the company. Contests like flower show and photography have already been organised as part of the main events.
Artistes enact a scene from the play 'Sukki Kukh' at the Punjab Kala Bhawan in Sector 16 on Friday.
Talent unlimited: Artistes enact a scene from the play 'Sukki Kukh' at the Punjab Kala Bhawan in Sector 16 on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Students interact with cancer patients
Students belonging to the Interact Club of Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, visited the Paediatric Oncology OPD of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (PGIMER). The visit was organised by Sahayata, an NGO. The NGO has been engaged in social awareness and support campaign against cancer. Students from the school interacted with the children suffering from cancer and distributed gifts among them to boost their morale.

Stone of bridge near Jagatpura village laid
Mohali, February 28
Amanjot Kaur Ramoowalia, Chairperson of the Mohali District Planning Committee, today laid the foundation stone of a bridge, to be constructed on a choe near Jagatpura village.

Over 400 attend seminar
Chandigarh, February 28
The Chandigarh Branch of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India organised a seminar to apprise its members of the provisions of New Companies Act and deeming fiction under the Income Tax Act.


EDUCATION

Three-day CHASCON concludes at PU
Chandigarh, February 28
The 8th Chandigarh Science Congress (CHASCON) concluded with a valedictory function at Panjab University today. National Science Day was also celebrated by organising the Children Science Congress, the student chapter of CHASCON.

Students told to use natural Holi colours
Chandigarh, February 28
Students prepare eco-friendly Holi colours at a workshop in Chandigarh on Friday. Sohanjana Eco-Club of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46-D, here, organised a workshop on preparation of eco-friendly Holi colours in collaboration with the Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration. As many as 52 eco-club in-charges from schools and colleges took part in the workshop.


Students prepare eco-friendly Holi colours at a workshop in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

UILS to hold counselling on March 10
Chandigarh, February 28
The University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS), Panjab University, will hold counselling for filling up 60 additional seats as sanctioned by the Bar Council of India on March 10.

415 students awarded prizes
Girls in a jubilant mood after receiving prizes at the PGGCG-42 in Chandigarh, on Friday. Chandigarh, February 28
The Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42, organised its 32nd annual prize distribution function today. As many as 415 students were awarded prizes for excelling in the field of academics and co-curricular activities. Sixteen students were honoured with roll of honour, while nine students were honoured for co-curricular activities.

Girls in a jubilant mood after receiving prizes at the PGGCG-42 in Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Over 1,800 students take part in tech fest
Chandigarh, February 28
Desh Bhagat University organised an academic, cultural and technical festival ďTech Fest 2014Ē on its campus for school students. Over 1,800 students of Class XII from 25 schools participated in the mega event along with their teachers.


 Artistes from Bulgaria present an item during the International Puppet Festival at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Friday.
Foreign flavour: Artistes from Bulgaria present an item during the International Puppet Festival at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

National Science Day celebrated
Mohali, February 28
National Science Day was celebrated at the Gian Jyoti Group of Intuitions here. Various science projects, including robotics, were exhibited. Quiz game shows based on the science theme were organised.

FROM SCHOOLS
Science Day celebrated
A search for young scientist competition was held at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 31, Chandigarh, to celebrate Science Day. As many as 75 students from Classes VI to X took part in the competition. They performed several experiments related to day-to-day life during the morning assembly. The experiments were explained by the students in simple language, which were beneficial for the students.

 

 
COURTS

Insurance firm fined
Chandigarh, February 28
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Oriental Insurance Company to pay Rs 20,000 to a Panchkula-based complainant, Dhanpat Rai Sharma.

Chargesheet in minorís rape case
Cops, victim exchanged 123 calls
Chandigarh, February 28
In two months, since the minor girl got in touch with the two UT police constables, Sunil and Akshay, who have been chargesheeted for raping her, a total of 123 phone calls were reportedly exchanged between the accused and the girl.


CRIME

Thieves strike at house in Sector 27
Chandigarh, February 28
Thieves allegedly stole cash and valuables worth lakhs of rupees from a house in Sector 27. Ashok Bhardwaj, a retired superintendent with Punjab Tourism Development Corporation, said he left the house around 11.15 am to pick his granddaughter from school, while his wife, son and daughter-in-law were at work.

Two booked for ATM fraud
Chandigarh, February 28 The Cyber Crime Cell of the Chandigarh Police has registered a case of cheating against two unidentified persons for fraudulently withdrawing money from a bank account.

Domestic help arrested for theft
Panchkula, February 28
The Panchkula police have arrested a domestic help for committing a theft at a house. Recently, the miscreant, identified as Sonu, had decamped with 40 tolas of gold and 3.5 lakh in cash from a house in the Mansa Devi Complex.

Embezzlement of funds
Former cashier gets 7-yr jail
Mohali, February 28
A former cashier-cum-caretaker of the Punjab Education Department has been sentenced to seven-year imprisonment for embezzlement.

2 killed in mishaps
Mohali, February 28
Two persons were killed in separate road accidents. As per reports, Gurlabh Singh (60) of Dkerian village, who worked as a security guard, was hit by an unidentified vehicle at the Sector 78-79 traffic light point. He died on the spot.


SPORTS

TENNIS TOURNEY
N Sriram Balaji and Ranjeet Virali with their trophies after winning the menís double title of the DLF-ITF Menís Futures US $10,000 Tennis Tournament in Chandigarh on Friday.  Vishnu, Antal to clash in final
Chandigarh, February 28
In the first semifinal of the DLF-ITF Menís Futures US $10,000 Tennis Tournament, fourth seed player from Holland Antal Van Der Duim defeated second seed Davis Cupper Sanam Singh in straight sets. Both the players displayed some powerful strokes in the match. Van Der Duim made less unforced errors to win the match. The score was 6-4, 6-3.

N Sriram Balaji and Ranjeet Virali with their trophies after winning the menís double title of the DLF-ITF Menís Futures US $10,000 Tennis Tournament in Chandigarh on Friday.  Tribune photo: S Chandan

Badminton Meet
Rahul, Vrushali clinch U-17 titles
Chandigarh, February 28
The 23rd Smt Krishna Khaitan All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2014 concluded today. Rahul Yadav won tournament defeating Kanishq M.
The girlsí single (under-17) match was won by Vrushali who defeated Mahima Aggarwal. Krishna Prasad G. and Satwik Sai Raj won boys' double (under-17) final defeating Arintap Dasgupta and Kaustubh Rawat.

 



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