Chandigarh: A 24-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death with swords and bats by a group of youths in Sector 52 on Friday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Dharminder. Old enmity is suspected to be the reason behind the incident. The deceased worked as a watchmen at a public toilet and stayed with his younger brother. The deceased was a native of Muzzafarabad in Uttar Pradesh
For its high standards,ITBP awarded ISO
Chandigarh: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has become the first Central Armed Police Force to have been awarded the International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) for maintaining high standards in imparting training to budding soldiers,fondly called Himveers.The ISO has also been given to the ITBP for providing the soldiers with ultramodern and universally time tested training facilities and infrastructure. The training centre is commanded by H S Goraya,Deputy Inspector General (DIG).
Shahid wants to turn approver in kidney racket case
Panchkula: A middleman in the multi-crore Kidney racket case wants to turn approver. Mohammad Shahid,who was brought in the special CBI court on production warrant from Meerut jail on Friday. The court is likely to decide on his plea on the next date of hearing on February 8. CBI had charged Shahid,with luring poor people into giving up their kidney.
Estate Office faces resistance in demolition drive
Chandigarh: A tense situation occurred during a demolition drive conducted by the Building Branch of the UT Estate Office in Sector 33. Occupant of house number 1126 claimed that the drive was illegal as he did not receive any notice. The occupant put up resistance by inviting people and raising slogans. Officials,however,said that notices had been issued to him since January 2007 and the demolition was carried out after due process.
Annual baby show postponed
Chandigarh: The Annual Baby Show and Children Carnival organised by the Golden Bells School,Mohali,which was scheduled to be held on Saturday,has been postponed to February 14.
Civic body panel starts work on Rose Festival
Chandigarh: After putting an end to the controversies surrounding the Rose Festival,the Municipal Corporation has finally started making preparations. The committee constituted to look into the preparations of the Rose Festival saw the presentations for the different events that will be held in the coming event. Two new events,Mr and Miss Rose competition and flower hat competition will also be organised this year.
Arts college holds talk on ‘Witnessing an Execution’
Chandigarh: A talk on Witnessing an Execution was held at Government College of Art,Sector 10,on Friday. The event was organised by First Friday Forum. Jagdip Singh Vasudev,former director of Health Services (Haryana) said,Doctors who having taken the Oath to save lives as apostles of mercy and benevolence also have to oversee the execution of a condemned prisoner following due process of law. Although the experience may be traumatic,it needs to be carried out with perfection.
Three-day tourism exhibition begins
Chandigarh: India Travel Marts three-day International Travel and Tourism Exhibition was inaugurated,on Friday,at Himachal Bhawan,Sector 28. Malaysia,Dubai,Thailand,Gujarat and other states are participating in the exhibition. The event is being supported by ITFT Education Group and North India Management Association (NIMA).