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Girl's death triggers public outrage
Family members, villagers block NH-73, demand driver's arrest, case against school management
Bipin Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service

Barwala, April 17
Up in arms against the district police, family members and relatives of three-year-old Natasha, who was crushed to death under her school van at Bator village yesterday afternoon, blocked the busy Panchkula-Yamunanagar National Highway No. 73 by keeping her body on the road in front of the Barwala police post here today.

The protest led to a huge traffic jam on the highway for nearly an hour and a half, putting motorists to a lot of hardship.

After the postmortem at the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, this morning, Natasha's father Charanjit, grandfather Ram Nath, uncles Praveen and Jai Bhagwan and other family members reached the police post.

Charanjit, holding the body of his daughter, sat on the road along with the other protesters.

Irate villagers, including women and members of the Haryana Kamgar Nirman Sangathan, lead by district vice-president Lachhaman Dass, also joined the protesters and raised slogans against the police and the school management.

They were demanding the arrest of the driver, who fled from the spot after the mishap, and the registration of a criminal case against the proprietors of Durga Public School for plying a hired Tata Magic (HR 68A T 1203) to ferry students.

They alleged that the driver dropped Natasha and her elder sister, Tamanna, on the wrong side of the road. The Tata Magic was being plied on the road illegally without a conductor. The driver did not have a driving licence and documents, they alleged.

They wanted to see the school Principal and other members of the management at the spot and an FIR registered against them. The protesters did not allow two-wheelers to take alternative routes to reach their destinations. However, they allowed ambulances to cross the road. Some women abused police personnel and tried to barge into the police post.

The protesters relented only after the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Panchkula, Jagtar Singh, and the SHO, Chandimandir, Arvind, reached the spot along with traffic policemen and assured action against the school management.

The officials reportedly asked Chranjit and his brother Jai Bhagwan to move a written complaint against the van driver so that the educational institution, with which the vehicle was attached, could be involved in the case.

Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, Jagtar Singh said the driver was absconding after the accident, but his brother had been detained in a bid to mount pressure on him.

“A case of rash and negligent driving causing death has been registered against the driver at the Chandimandir police station. 



Jeweller shot at in Mullanpur
Tribune News Service

Kharar, April 17
In yet another incident of firing in Mohali district, three motorcycle-borne persons opened fire at a jeweller near his shop in Mullanpur around 8.15 pm today. The victim, Goldy (24), reportedly received four injuries near his waist and has been admitted to the PGI in a critical condition.

The victim was carrying a bag containing cash and jewellery. According to his neighbour, Rinku, an eyewitness to the incident, three motorcycle-borne persons, who had their faces covered with cloth, opened fire at the victim. They first fired three shots. Hearing the gunshots, Rinku rushed to rescue the victim. The miscreants then fired another bullet, pushed Rinku aside and fled from the spot.

In a bid to catch one of the miscreants, Rinku indulged in a minor scuffle. According to him, the motorcycle was bearing a Haryana registration number. The police have recovered bullet shells and the bag from the spot. DSP JS Cheema, SP (City II) Raminder Singh and SHO Mandeep Singh reached the spot and cordoned off the area. “The victim suffered four bullet injuries near his waist and was injured seriously. We are recording the statements of eyewitnesses. The assailants were well aware of the timings of the victim and the crime was performed with proper planning. We are trying to identify the bike used in the crime,” said Cheema.

Past incident

On February 4, three motorcycle-borne persons had snatched a bag containing Rs 1.5 lakh from a jeweller after opening fire at him near his house in Adarsh Nagar, Nayagaon. Subhash Chander (55) had received two bullet injuries and the police are yet to identify the culprits in this case.



‘Duplicate’ omnipaque: PGI constitutes probe team
Ritika Jha Palial
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 17
Nearly 10 days after a PGI doctor complained that water was found inside a pack of omnipaque, saving a heart patient in whom the fluid was to be injected from serious complications, the institution today constituted a committee to probe the matter.

The complaint was marked to the internal vigilance cell of the PGI, which formed a committee of doctors today to examine the case.

In a narrow escape for a Yamunanagar-based heart patient admitted to the PGI, doctors at the cath lab had detected water inside omnipaque just before it was to be injected into the patient.

The consultant in charge, Dr Ajay Behl, called the campus-based chemist who had supplied the fluid and later filed a complaint to the Head, Department of Cardiology, Dr Yash Paul Sharma, regarding the matter. The complaint was then forwarded to the PGI Director.

Patient’s complaint

The patient had submitted a complaint, a copy of which is with Chandigarh Tribune, to the PGI Director on April 8 demanding strict action against the chemist who had supplied the fluid.

“Had the doctor not noticed it, I could have died,” the patient mentioned in his complaint. He underwent a surgery after procuring omnipaque from another shop and was discharged on April 8.

What is omnipaque

It is a contrast medium used in coronary angiography for diagnosis of blockage in the heart. The fluid is injected into the patient’s artery and it pacifies blood to show the contrast and helps experts decide whether a stent needs to be implanted into the patient’s heart.



Residents of 3 colonies get eviction notices
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 17
The Chandigarh Administration today served 21-day eviction notices on residents of Kuldeep Colony, Mazdoor Colony and Pandit Colony, all located in Sector 52 near Kajehri village.

The three colonies have come up on around 10 acres of prime land in Sector 52. After the notice period, the colonies will be demolished the same way as Colony No. 5 was demolished in November last year.

Last year, the UT had reclaimed 107 acres of prime land that was under illegal occupation in Colony No. 5.

Around 200 acres are under illegal occupation in 18 slum colonies in the city.

Deputy Commissioner Mohammed Shayin confirmed that notices had been served on residents of the colonies.

Those evicted would be shifted to one-room flats being constructed by the Chandigarh Housing Board.



Engineer dies in mishap
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 17
A 20-year-old mechanical engineer, Kamal Kishore, was killed when his scooter was hit by a Mahindra pickup near the Sector 34/35 light point early this morning. Kishore was taken to the PGI, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The scooterist received severe head injuries. He was a resident of Sector 32 and had recently joined a private company in Mohali after finishing his diploma in mechanical engineering.

The police scrutinised the CCTV footage of cameras installed at the Sector 34/35 light point after which it came to light that the victim was crushed to death under a Mahindra pickup.

Kishore and his neighbour, Ranjit Singh, who was riding a motorcycle, were going to a gurdwara when the victim's scooter was hit from the rear around 5.58 am.

The deceased’s father Joginder Kumar works with the Survey of India and is posted in Jammu. The deceased is survived by his parents and younger brother.

The police said a case was registered and efforts were on to identify the errant driver.



Panjab varsity mulls paid parking for outsiders
Aarti Kapur
Tribune News Service

Vehicles parked on the roadside due to non-availability of proper space on the PU campus.
Vehicles parked on the roadside due to non-availability of proper space on the PU campus. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Chandigarh, April 17
After the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, it is the turn of Panjab University (PU) to introduce paid parking for visitors on the campus.

The authorities have identified two parking lots on the campus where paid parking will be introduced on a pilot basis initially for outsiders.

The university got five new parking lots sanctioned from the UT Architecture Department. Of these, the authorities propose to introduce paid parking in two lots -- at the Student Centre and near the Directorate of Correspondence Studies.

The Architecture Department approved a parking lot for 44 cars near the Student Centre. Records of the university reveal that at present, there are two parking lots near the Student Centre with a capacity of accommodating 66 cars.

Another parking lot for 46 cars has been sanctioned near the Directorate of Correspondence Studies by the department. At present, parking space for 104 cars is available at this place.

The campus, spread over 550 acres in Sectors 14 and 25, sees an average of around 8,000 vehicles daily. PU Dean Students Welfare Navdeep Goyal said students had given a suggestion to introduce paid parking for outsiders to control traffic congestion on the campus.

He said suggestions had been received to deploy staff at the entry points of the campus to charge parking fee from outsiders as in some areas there was a severe parking problem.

The authorities also planned to train 50 per cent of the freshly recruited security personnel in traffic management on the campus, he said.

PU hostel warden and Senator Yograj Angrish said the authorities should impose a nominal parking fee for visitors on the campus to avoid traffic congestion. He said the students were not reluctant to pay parking fee if they got proper facility for it on the campus. 

5 new parking lots sanctioned by UT Architecture Department

  • Adjoining hostel number 5 for 42 cars
  • Vacant space in front of the herbal garden near the chemistry department for 23 cars
  • Near the rose garden for 30 cars
  • Near the Directorate of Correspondence Studies for 46 cars
  • Near the Student Centre for 44 cars

Varsity's fresh proposal for parking

  • Near hostel number 7
  • Area between hostel numbers 2 and 3


Societies to become autonomous
Chandigarh Administration notifies amendments to the Cooperative Societies Act
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 17
Functioning of the cooperative house building societies in Chandigarh is autonomous and free from the bureaucratic control of the Chandigarh Administration, benefiting over 100 cooperative societies having over 15,000 members.

The secretary Cooperation, Chandigarh Administration, VI Alremthanga, has notified the amendments to the Cooperative Societies Act.

The amendments are in tune with the 97th Constitutional Amendment Act -2011.

A senior official in the Chandigarh Administration said the amendments were envisaged to make the cooperatives autonomous, self-reliant and democratic bodies.

The Act inter alia provides right to form cooperatives has been made a Fundamental Right.

The cooperatives can now hold their elections without any role of officials.The term of cooperatives will be for five years from the date of election; no board can be superseded or suspended for a period exceeding six months and no board can be suspended unless the government has a shareholding/loan/financial assistance in the cooperative societies.

Aimed to enhance public faith in cooperatives and isolate them from avoidable political or bureaucratic interference, a new Article 43 (B) has been inserted which says that the state shall endeavour to promote voluntary formation, autonomous functioning, democratic control and professional management of the cooperative societies.”

The Centre made the 97th amendment to the Constitution that became effective from February 2012. The state governments have been given one-year time till February, 2013 to amend their laws accordingly.

But the Chandigarh Administration sought legal opinion before notifying the amendments. 

To have five-year term

The term of cooperatives will be for five years from the date of election; no board can be superseded or suspended for a period exceeding six months and no board can be suspended unless the government has a shareholding/loan/financial assistance in the cooperative societies.



10 challaned, 38 served notice
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 17
Continuing its drive against misuse of potable water during morning hours, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) today issued 10 challans to residents in different parts of the city.

A fine of Rs 2,000 was slapped on each violator. The penalty will be added to the water bills.An MC official said they also issued notices to 38 persons. The MC has constituted 16 teams that will move across the city every morning till June 30 to check the misuse of water. The violators are not going to be spared, he added. 



Architecture college students in a quandary
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 17
Confusion prevails among the students of the Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) whether they will be allowed to register themselves with the Council of Architecture (COA) for professional practice or not.

This is because the CCA has not submitted the admission receipts — from the 2009 batch till date — with the COA, on the basis of which, the licence is issued to the students. A final-year student on the condition of anonymity said, “The students of my batch have mailed to the Council of Architecture to clarify the status of their registration with the body.”

Complaining about the alleged mismanagement of the college for not fulfilling the COA norms, the students alleged, “Why should we pay extra fees to the COA to appear in a special exam? The authorities are at fault.”

COA executive member Prakash Deshmukhi confirmed that a number of college students had called up and e-mailed to them over the past few days.

He said, “Without COA registration, the students will not be able to practice in the commercial market. The COA has not received any communication from the UT Administration to re-inspect the college till date.”Meanwhile, the COA decided not to allow admissions for B.Arch degree course for the academic session 2014-15 to the Chandigarh College of Architecture.



Shopkeeper accuses estate officials of bias
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 17
A shopkeeper, whose shop was sealed by the Estate Office in Sector 17, for misuse of premises, has raised questions on the functioning of the Estate office.

Ajit Singh, a shopkeeper, said he was running a shop in the basement of Sector 17 since 1982. In 2011, estate officials sealed my shop for the misuse of premises. He questioned when the Administration had made shops in the basement of Sector 19 Palika Bazaar then why they were they not allowing others to operate from the basement. But officials of the Estate Office maintained that basements were not meant for commercial purpose. If any shopkeeper was carrying out any commercial activity in the basement, they could seal the shop as per rules. There are no double standards in the functioning  of the Estate Office and the officials are only following rules. 



Intravenous drugs most harmful, say inmates at drug de-addiction and treatment centre
Ritika Jha Palial
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 17
In a study assessing perspective of those who experience and are harmed due to substance abuse closely, inmates at the PGIMER’s Drug De-addiction and Treatment Centre (DDTC) - coming from across the northern region - considered intravenous drugs as the most harmful followed by heroin.

Rating these addictive substances on a scale of zero to 100, the substance users rated beer and chewable tobacco as the least harmful.

This was revealed in a study conducted by the PGIMER’s Department of Psychiatry, which has conducted a study on 48 substance users and their caregivers.

Literature on harm estimation has quite often relied on expert opinions of those who treat substance use as disorders. But harm ratings by substance users can be a useful guide while formulating policies and allocating resources,” concluded the study titled “Perceived Harmfulness of Substance Use: A Pilot Study”.

All subjects were males aged between 18 and 59 and a majority of them had studied till class X. They were unemployed and belonged to urban background. Most of them had taken psychoactive substances in their lifetimes but were currently abstinent.

The study carried out in 2012 was published in the January-March 2014 edition of the Indian Journal of Community Medicine.

Participants in the study

Out of the total 48 inmates of the de-addiction centre, from across the states in the northern region, including Chandigarh, mentioned in the study, 34 (70 per cent) were from urban areas and 14 (30 per cent) were from rural areas. Among these, 31 were those who had experienced intake of psychoactive substances including 15, who continued the intake during the study period, while 17 were those who had never taken psychoactive substances (drugs). 


The Drug De-addiction and Treatment Centre is tertiary care centre, which provides inpatient as well as outpatient services for the treatment of substance -use disorders. The present study recruited the outpatients of DDTC and their caregivers through purposive sampling. 

Harm ratings

Substance Average harm type ratings

Intravenous drugs 95.2

Heroin 94.2

Hard liquor 66.3

Poppy husk 59.4

Cigarettes 56.3

Beer 11.2

Zarda (chewable tobacco) 32.5



Admn expects 85% polling in Mohali district
Our Correspondent

Mohali, April 17
The administration has fixed a target of 85 per cent polling in Mohali district during the Lok Sabha elections to be held on April 30.

This was stated by additional district electoral officer-cum-additional deputy commissioner Parveen Kumar Thind while addressing the students of the SUS Group of Colleges, Tangori, before flagging off a voter awareness march organised by the students.

Thind said 67 per cent polling was recorded in the previous elections. Now, the target was 85 per cent, which he hoped would be achieved under the Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP).

The awareness march passed through various institutions and nearby villages and concluded on the college campus. On the occasion, children also motivated their parents to exercise their franchise.



128 units of blood collected at camp
Our Correspondent

Mohali, April 17
The Rayat-Bahra Institute of Engineering and Biotechnology (RBIEBT) organised its fourth blood donation camp at the Mohali campus today.

A total of 128 units of blood were collected during the camp. It was organised in association with the Blood Transfusion Department of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, and the Lions Club. The camp was inaugurated by Prof V Rihani, director-principal, RBIEBT.

A blood donation camp is organised every year at the RBIEBT. NSS volunteers also organised a poster-making competition a day prior to the blood donation camp. About 95 students took part in the competition.

Anjul Bhatia (ECE-6) claimed the first position, Keerty Roy (IT-6) stood second and Dheeraj Moudgil (IT-6) remained at the third spot in the competition.



Mohali dentist attends international conclave

Mohali, April 17
Mohali-based doctor Preetinder Singh, chief dental consultant and specialist at Indus Hygiea Hospital, here, represented the country in the world’s first conclave of Periodontology organised by the International Academy of Periodontology (IAP, US) at Bangkok, Thailand. Dr Preetinder Singh was the only dentist who was invited as a special delegate at the three-day conclave from the northern part of the country.

The conclave, which concluded on April 13, was attended by specialists like Dr Thomas Van Dyke (US), Dr Mark Bartold (Australia) and IAP president Dr Ajay Kakar and delegates from over 25 countries.

Dr Preetinder said the theme of the conclave was “global methodologies for periodontal therapy”. It aimed at addressing gum diseases and their effective treatment at the worldwide level.

Dr Preetinder Singh spoke on the prevalence of gum diseases in India and also shared newer treatment plans and strategies related to regeneration of gums. — TNS



Missing man’s body found in pond
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 17
The body of an industrial worker, who was missing since April 13, was found in a sacred pond (Sukhanand Talab) at Barwala, about 25 km from here, this morning.

Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Sukhbir Singh Virk, posted at the Barwla police post, said the deceased had been identified as Amarpal, a resident of Ambala.

He said Amarpal was residing with his wife, Sukhwinder Kaur, and other family members in a rented accommodation at Barwala for the past six years. Amarpal was not having cordial relations with his wife.

A visitor, who noticed the body floating in the water, informed the police. A police party, led by the ASI, reached the spot and fished out the body from Sukhanand Talab.

Sukhwinder Kaur, who had gone to visit a temple in the vicinity, identified the body from the clothes her husband was wearing, the ASI said.

The body was handed over to the family members after initiating inquest proceedings in the case.



Monkey menace: Dept takes steps to check mishaps
Bipin Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 17
In an effort to save human lives and wild animals, especially monkeys, in road accidents, the Haryana Wildlife Department has decided to rope in the district police and non-government organisations (NGOs) to educate transporters and the public on not to feed simians on the Panchkula-Naraingarh Road.

After taking a serious note of the increase in the number of accidents on this stretch of the road, the wildlife authorities have initiated this step. Transporters, passengers and tourists feed monkeys due to religious sentiments and often meet with accidents.

“Transporters dump refuse and other solid waste like banana leaves and other perished fruits along the road thus attracting the animals. The monkeys which gather on the road have made the stretch accident prone,” said Vikash Paul, a resident of Panchkula.

Wildlife experts said the practice of feeding monkeys had virtually forced them to beg and they had lost their basic food-hunting skills in forests.

“These animals keep on waiting for the visitors while sitting on trees along the road. When they see any person approaching, they rush to the road for food, which leads to road mishaps. Many baby monkeys have been crushed to death under the speeding vehicles and a number of motorists met with accidents here in the past one decade,” said Dr Sandeep Kumar Jain.

Dr Amarinder Kaur, chief wildlife warden, said: “We have a plan to erect hoardings at certain prominent spots to educate the general public on not to feed monkeys”.

“The department is also planning to rope in certain NGOs and the city police to be a part of the awareness drive, which will be launched shortly,” she said.

In the first phase, the project would be implemented on the Panchkula-Ramgarh Road. Later, it would be implemented in other parts of the state also, she said.



Election-related complaints: Anandpur sahib votes 2014
Soni, Chandumajra top list
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 17
The District Election Office (DEO) has received as many as 98 election-related complaints so far.

Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, Mohali Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Electoral Officer, Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said of late, the office had been receiving five to six complaints daily.

“Most of the complaints relate to defacement of public property or putting party banners at unauthorised places. There have been allegations of misuse of government machinery in the favour of certain persons as well,” he said, adding, “There have also been instances where candidates or party workers have made derogatory remarks against their opponents.”

Sidhu said while immediate action was taken in cases such as defacement of property and unauthorised banners or hoardings, complaints pertaining to misuse of government machinery were of a serious nature and have been forwarded to the state’s Chief Electoral Officer for appropriate action.

Sources in the DEO said Congress candidate Ambika Soni and SAD’s Prem Singh Chandumajra top the list of persons in the district against whom complaints of poll code violation have been made. “We have received about 10 complaints against Soni in the past two days alone while a police case has been registered against Chandumajra at Mullanpur village,” an official said.

Harkesh Chand Sharma, general secretary of District Congress Committee, Mohali, claimed that there have also been instances of certain persons filing complaints to settle personal scores.



Business News
Gift cards

QwikCilver Solutions, a gift cards company in India, has expanded its base in the organised restaurant business and has tied up with a 
leading restaurant chain, “BlueFoods”. QwikCilver already has a long-standing association with close to 150 leading brands of the country.

Lykis in expansion mode

Cheers, the tea brand introduced by Lykis Ltd last year, has become a huge success all over India. Prince Tulsian, managing director, Lykis, said: “In the first year, we achieved sales of Rs 15 crore (last financial year) and have already surpassed the sales figure of Rs 90 crore in the first three quarters of the current financial year”. He said now Lykis Ltd was persistently in quest of expanding its reach by exploring new and challenging markets in order to reach out to its customers.

‘Stretch’ recharges

Tata Docomo announced the launch of a unique bouquet of customised offerings under 'stretch' recharges that will meet the data needs of its prepaid GSM subscribers. These recharges are tailor-made for the consumer who needs a data connection for his communication rather than entertainment needs. The 'stretch' recharges start at Rs 136 and offer 60-day validity at the price of just 30 days albeit for a slightly lesser quantum of data.

Spring Summer collection

Raymond Limited announced the launch of its latest Spring Summer collection. The Spring Summer collection offers an exciting range of summer of wool fabrics - a first-of-its-kind, unique collection designed especially for Indian summers. The summer of wool collection from Raymond offers a smart and comfortable range of fabrics.

Audi India announces price hike

Audi on Thursday announced an increase in prices by an average of 3 per cent in India. The increase in price is effective from May 1, 2014. “While Audi has exhibited stellar sales performance in 2013 and in the first quarter of 2014, the overall market scenario has remained challenging with the constant fluctuation in forex rate; thus resulting in a rise in input and operational costs. To address this, we have rationalised prices, but have ensured that the impact is as minimal as possible,” said King, head, Audi India.

Special night tariffs

Airtel on Thursday introduced its ‘night store’, which will enable the customers to buy offers on their prepaid mobile for Internet usage and local calling at night (12 midnight to 6am). The customers can select economical offers from night store for browsing and calls. — TNS 



Bid to breach security
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 17
Taking a serious view about an attempt to breach security at girls’ hostel number 9 — in the South campus of Panjab University (PU) — in the wee hours today, the Dean Student Welfare (DSW) has directed the installation of grills and fixing of glass pieces on the boundary wall.

Sources said over the past fortnight, several complaints have been made by the girl inmates of the hostel about youths — residing in the colony of Sector 25, adjoining the hostel — allegedly climbing the boundary wall and trying to enter the premises at night.

A similar complaint was received by DSW Navdeep Goyal last night from the security staff. However, timely action by the guards thwarted the youths’ attempts to breach security.

Confirming that he had received a complaint in this regard, DSW Goyal said, “The authorities will inform the police and seek suitable action.”

“I have also directed the officials concerned to install grills and fix glass pieces on the boundary wall. A request to increase the wall’s height has also been sent to the UT Chief Architect Department, which is still under review,” he added.

The girls’ hostel number 9 was inaugurated on December 23, 2013.

During the opening ceremony then, a team of PU officials had pointed out that the height of the wall in the backyard was quite low and would not provide safety to the girl students.

Following this, it was decided that a communication be sent to the UT Administration stating that owing to security reasons, the authorities should allow the wall’s height to be increased.

several complaints made in the past fortnight

Over the past fortnight, several complaints have been made by the girl inmates of hostel number 9 about youths — residing in Colony of Sector 25, adjoining the hostel — allegedly climbing the boundary wall and trying to enter the premises at night



St Xavier’s students bag chess trophy

Chandigarh: Students of St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, were crowned as the overall champions in the ICSE Chess Tournament today. The event was organised by Saupin School, Panchkula.

Doon students to represent Tricity in contest

Panchkula: Eight students of Doon Public School, Sector 21, will represent the Tricity zone in the grand finale of the Champak Creative Child Contest. The competition will feature on-the-spot story writing and drawing competition at New Delhi on April 26. Dhruv, Harsh Punia, Ravi Kumar Jha, Tushar Sharma, Palak Sharma, Amisha, Aditi and Dhruv Garg will form part of the team.

World Heritage Day

The students of Vijay Public Smart School, Sector 17, observed World Heritage Day on the school premises today. The students visited the Rock Garden on the occasion. The school coordinator Shashikanta discussed the importance of preserving the country’s heritage.

Students shine in French, English Olympiads

The students of Saupin’s School brought laurels to the school by bagging gold medals in the French and English Olympiads. Arjun Narula of Class IX bagged a gold medal in the French Olympiad, while Ishika Sharma of Class VIII won a silver in the same event. In the English Olympiad, Harryjot of Class IV stood third. The fourth and fifth positions were clinched by Prasoon and Yuvraj of Classes V and VI, respectively. — TNS



2nd and 4th semesters
No change in date sheet of MCom, MBA exams
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 17
Confusion prevailed among the post-graduate students of MCom and MBA (second and fourth semesters) regarding the date sheet of their examinations. The students today sought a clarification from the office of the Controller of Examinations whether the exams will commence on May 3 or in the last week of May.

The PU Controller of Examination later clarified that there was no change in the date sheet of MCom and MBA (second and fourth semesters).



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