12042017-CT-01.qxd 4/12/2017 1:06 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 12 APRIL 2017 | CHANDIGARH Mastering martial art Ishpreet enters pre-quarters All for cue sports Members of Virasat-e-Khalsa from Amritsar show gatka skills to mark Baisakhi in Chandigarh P2 Ishpreet Singh Chadha defeated Philippines’ Jefry Roda to enter pre-quarterfinals P4 Thailand’s Siripaporn, wants to dominate cue sports P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 36°C MIN 18°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.6°C MIN 16.6°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.48 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.58 AM POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sectors 50, 63, 46, 31, 38 and 38 (West), and Dadu Majra Colony 7 am to 3 pm: Parts of Sector 8 9 am to 1 pm: Parts of Sectors 46, 47, 48, 49 and 56 2 pm to 5 pm: Parts of Sectors 44, 47, 48, 49 and 50 & Bair Majra village MOHALI 10 am to 5 pm: Parts of Phase II, Phase 3A, Madanpura & nearby areas SNIPPETS Cop suspended for taking bribe Chandigarh: A day after a traffic policeman was caught on camera while allegedly taking a bribe from a violator in Sector 43, Constable Dinesh was suspended and the in-charge of the interceptor, SubInspector Rajinder Singh, sent to the Traffic Lines, Sector 29. The cop had taken bribe from a motorist, Sachin, for “settling” a traffic rule violation. TNS PAGE 6 Man jumps before train, dies Zirakpur: An unidentified man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train at the Dhakoli railway crossing here on Tuesday. The incident took place at 7 am. The police reached the spot and took the body into their possession. The deceased is yet to be identified. This is the second such incident in two days. On Monday, a woman had committed suicide by jumping in front of a train on the Ambala-Kalka track. OC IT consultant jumps off 11th floor, dies Tribune News Service Mohali, April 11 A 32-year-old woman, who ran an information technology consultancy company in partnership with her husband, allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the 11th floor of TDI Business Centre, located near North Country Mall, this afternoon. The police said the victim, identified as Honey Mohan, came to the centre, which housed her company’s office on the third floor, Honey Mohan around 12.30 pm and went straight to the 11th floor of the building. “She left her car keys there and allegedly jumped off,” said the police. continued on page 5 Students throw stones as the police use tear gas to quell their protest at the PU on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MANOJ MAHAJAN DETAILED COVERAGE PAGE 6 PUeruptsover fee hike Over 60 hurt as cops, students clash | PU takes U-turn, asks police to drop sedition charge Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 11 Unprecedented violent fracas leading to slapping of sedition and other criminal charges against students of Panjab University here today once again ignited a national debate on the freedom of speech. The script of today’s unrest was not only similar to last year’s Jawaharlal Nehru University controversy when a student was charged with sedition, but was also a first in the history of Panjab University. However, sensing more trouble, the Panjab University authorities took a ‘U-turn’ Students take shelter in a gurdwara on the campus after the clash. within a few hours of the sedition charge being slapped against the students, and asked the police to drop the same. Although c m y b in the FIR, the sedition charge was slapped against the students, UT SSP Eish Singhal claimed that the charge had been dropped. Violence erupted on the PU campus here this morning following protest by student parties united against the fee hike. The protest witnessed use of force, water cannons and tear gas by the police and stone throwing by students. Over 60 were injured in the clash between the protesters and the police. At least 22 policemen and an equal number of students sustained injuries and had to be rushed to hospitals. Apart from that, at least five mediapersons were also injured. Nearly 52 students were taken into police custody of the 66 named by the university authorities in a written complaint to the police. have asked the ❝Wedrop the seditionUT ❝Foisting the sedition SSP to charge on students charge. Raising slogans against the MHRD and the UGC is not anti-state or anti-national. protesting against the fee hike was preposterous. It is a clear example of intolerance. PROF ARUN KUMAR GROVER, VC PAWAN KUMAR BANSAL, Ex- Union Minister ❞ ❞ Student admitted to PGI Trauma Centre Jatin Garg, a student and inmate of Hostel No. 4, was among the grievously hurt. He was admitted to the Advanced Trauma Centre at the PGI around 1.30 pm with a broken jaw, said his friends. Among the other critically hurt were three policemen and a girl student, Madhuri.
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