President may be PGIMER
convocation chief guest
CHANDIGARH: President Pranab Mukherjee is likely to be the chief guest at the 33rd convocation of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER),Chandigarh. Significantly,it will be his first visit to the city after he took over as the President of India. The convocation will be held on March 15. The officials of the institute on Wednesday received confirmation from his office regarding his visit. The President will bestow gold medals for outstanding research works. It is also expected that he will award more than 350 students their degrees.
Murder accused says falsely implicated by police
PANCHKULA: An accused in a murder case who has been declared a juvenile has told the court that the police falsely implicated him in the case and that he was kept illegally in judicial custody. The juvenile,Babloo,says he was falsely implicated in the murder involving a girl in the Mansa Devi complex area in 2011. Babloo was brought before the court on Monday and he pointed out that he was a juvenile at the time of the murder and has been kept along with hardened criminals in a common prison. Babloo had said before the court that at the time of occurrence of the murder on 19 October 2011,he was below 18 years of age as his date of birth is 4 March 1995.
Police arrest impersonators at exam
CHANDIGARH: UT Police arrested three persons cheating in an examination for the post of a typist. The examination was being held at the Government Senior Secondary School,Sector 23. The police were called when it was discovered at the entry of the examination hall that the documents produced by the accused for the candidate were mismatched.The accused have been identified as Kirpal Singh,resident of Palwal and Sanjay Kumar a,resident of Hisar were arrested along with another accused,Ram Mehar,who had asked Sanjay to give the examination for him. The three were produced in a local court and were sent to judicial custody.
PUSU demands pending scholarships for MTech
CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University Students Union (PUSU),one of the students outfits of the PU campus,on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to the Vice-Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover regarding the pending scholarships of M.Tech students of Instrumentation,Chemical and Microelectronics courses. The VC was informed that those studying in the final semester had failed to get second semester scholarships.
17 cases of liquor confiscated
CHANDIGARH: 17 cases (204 bottles) of English wine of different brands were recovered by a PCR vehicle in Sector 28. The occupant of the Maruti car that was carrying the liquor was apprehended by the PCR,and sped away,leaving the cases behind. The 17 cases of liquor have been confiscated by the Sector 26 police station and a case has been registered under the Excise Act.
Cigarette company robbed of Rs 14 lakh
CHANDIGARH:Two youths on a motorcycle stole Rs 14 lakh from the employees of a cigarette company in the crowded Kabadri bazaar in Ambala Cantonment Wednesday. Nand Kishore and Rishmat were sent by their employers,the Malhotra Brothers,to Jammu and Kashmir Bank to deposit the money in a bag. As they neared the bank,the two thieves stopped them and snatched the bag and ran off.
PGIMER to open new lab
CHANDIGARH: A new state-of-the-art laboratory that will allow several diseases like cancer to be detected at an early stage,using advanced radio imaging techniques,will be set up soon by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in collaboration with the PGIMER. For working out the modalities,Dr V.K. Saraswat,Director General,DRDO and scientific adviser to the Defence Minister will be in PGIMER on Thursday. He will also be the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the second World Congress.
Legal literacy camp held in village
Chandigarh: A legal literacy camp was held at village Khuda Jassu Wednesday. Continuing with the campaign Respect Women,Protect Women the Chandigarh Social Welfare Board chairperson Kamlesh administered an oath for zero tolerance on atrocities and discrimination against women.