17042017-CT-01.qxd 4/17/2017 12:15 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 17 APRIL 2017 | CHANDIGARH HMT locks school Man found dead in car Golf club votes Defying court order, the HMT has gone ahead with the closure of the school running from its premises.P2 A man was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his car at Sector 25 on Sunday night. P4 Around 1,130 members voted to elect the new president of the Chandigarh Golf Club P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 40°C MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39.4°C MIN 21°C | SUNSET MONDAY 6.51 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.53 AM POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 49 SNIPPETS Logs of 400 trees recovered The CM's Flying Squad of the Haryana Police has busted a big racket of illegal felling of khair trees in forest areas in Panchkula district and recovered logs of over 400 trees during the past three days. This comes close on the heels of the arrest of two officials of the Forest Department and a contractor during raids by the squad from forests near Thapli village in the district on April 7 where the police had recovered over P4 150 quintals of khair wood. TNS Expect showers on April 19, 20 Chandigarh: As the heat wave continues to intensify, the city recorded the hottest day of the month on Sunday with the mercury breaching the 39°C mark. The Met Department has predicted light showers on April 19 and 20 due to western disturbances, which will bring down the mercury. The temperature, however, is expected to rise in the next three days and could be accompanied by hot winds. The temperature recorded during the day on Sunday was 39.4°C, five degrees above normal. The minimum temperature was 21°C, two PHOTO ON P2 degrees above normal. TNS Chinks appear, PU parties put off protest 2 PU students detained, let off FEE HIKE Ishrat S Banwait Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 16 “Jail has not broken us; the movement is still strong and we will fight till the fee hike is rolled back,” said Panjab University students who were released from jail yesterday. However, the protest scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed as the parties could not reach a consensus. The joint action committee (JAC), comprising all parties except the ABVP had , announced on April 13 that another protest would start from Monday. However, while addressing a press conference today, members of the Students for Society (SFS), the All India Students Union (AISA) and the Punjab Students Union (PSU- Lalkar) said the date of the next protest was yet to be decided. The Student Organisation of India (SOI) said they were ready for the protest but they Manav (left) and Amandeep, who were detained by the police at Panjab University on Sunday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH did not receive a positive response from other parties. The party was planning to personally visit the MHRD office on Tuesday and talk to officials about the fee hike issue, said Vicky Middukhera of SOI. Barring the SFS, the PSULalkar and AISA, the conference was not attended by other parties and when enquired, it was found that they were unaware of any such conference taking place today. The NSUI had with- drawn from the JAC after the previous meeting and is holding a separate protest on the issue now. Students justify stone throwing, blame police Students have claimed that they resorted to stone throwing in self-defence after the police started using force. They alleged that the police had already planned to use force on them and that was why they came armed with continued on page 2 Chandigarh: Two PU students were on Sunday detained by the police from the campus and later released. Both students, including a girl, were picked from the Student Centre soon after a press conference addressed by a group of students concluded. The police rounded up the two students, identified as Manav and Amandeep, both members of a students' wing. Soon, other students gathered at the Student Centre and objected to the police action. The police claimed that they were rounded up as they were among the 66 youths booked by the UT police on a complaint of the PU. Of the 66, 53 were arrested the same day. Eish Singhal, SSP, UT, said the students were detained for verification. Later in the evening, both students were let off after an investigation. Inspector Lakhbir Singh, SHO of the Sector 11 police station, said the students were brought to the police station for verifying their role in the stone-throwing incident. TNS LOOKING AHEAD Cure for all that ails PGI on Director’s mind Traffic policeman mind can ❝If youryour heart can conceive, believe, you can achieve what you set your sights on, never mind even if you are aiming a bit too high. ❞ DR JAGAT RAM, PGI Director Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 16 Simple and unassuming, Dr Jagat Ram, new PGI Director and Professor and Head of the Ophthalmology Department, has his task cut out. A month in the saddle — he completes one month tomorrow – he has sized up things, diagnosed what ails the PGI and all that needs to be done to put North India's premier health institute in the right trajectory. A bond of trust with patients, attendants' convenience, enhancing cutting-edge research and fasttracking completion of the ongoing and new projects top his list of priorities. Heading the PGI’s ophthalmology unit for 26 years, he has been and remains a source of inspiration for the patients and fellow faculty members. Known for his untiring devotion to both patient care and teaching, the new PGI Director answered a wide range of questions in an exclusive interview with The Tribune with the resolve to help his peers and Prof Jagat Ram, Director, PGI, examines a patient at the Advanced Eye Centre. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN c m y b students advance the cause of providing best health care services to the poorest of the poor as well to the high and mighty in equal measure. “My vision is to raise the PGI to the next level, matching top global medical institutes in patient care, research and training. My goal is to provide the highest level of compassionate care, quality services to the millions of patients visiting the PGI and reaching the unreached,” said the new PGI top boss. continued on page 6 hit by car, hurt Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 16 In a hit-and-run case, a traffic policeman of the UT police was injured after a motorist, who had jumped the red light, sped away after hitting him at the Transport light point in Sector 26. Sources said the victim, Constable Jai Parkash, was on duty when a car coming from the grain market side jumped the red light and hit him on Saturday evening and sped away towards the Railway light point. Head Constable Naresh Kumar, who was also on duty at the light point, rushed to the rescue of the victim. The injured was taken to the PGI in a private vehicle. The police said the registration number of the car could not be noted down. The police have registered a case.
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