08022018-CT-01.qxd 2/8/2018 12:55 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 8 FEBRUARY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Puppet shows at fest Billboard on PGI wall Simran in semis Puppet shows at 13th TFT Winter National Theatre Festival catch the fancy of children. P2 Week after fest, huge billboard belonging to a real estate company still on PGI wall. P4 Simran survives a scare from Vaidehi before she advances to tennis semifinals. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 22°C MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22.1°C MIN 6.7°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6.05 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 7.08 AM New high: 2 UBS students bag ~46 lakh package Race to highest package this placement season Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 7 Beating slowdown, University Business School (UBS), Panjab University, Chandigarh, has set a new record with two students getting a package of Rs 46 lakh per annum. Tolaram Group has recruited the students pursuing MBA at the UBS. The placements are still on at the department. “This year, we will achieve 100 per cent placements like previous years. The average salaries have jumped too. We have set a record. No one in the history of the PU has got such a high package,” said the Chairman of the UBS, Prof Deepak Kapoor. “It is great news. It should spur the UBS fraternity to aim higher,” said the PU ViceChancellor, Prof Arun Kumar Grover. The department will release the details on the median salary and the average Nine-year-old boy sexually exploited Chandigarh: A nine-year-old boy was sexually exploited by an unknown motorcyclist on Tuesday night. Cops patrolling the area on a motorcycle found the victim on the road leading to the Dhanas lake from the Khuda Lahora bridge. Sources said the victim’s clothes were torn and he was crying. The police said the victim informed that an unknown motorcyclist kidnapped him and took him to a forest area. He touched the victim inappropriately. A case has been registered. TNS Institute Highest package per annum University Business School, PU ~46 lakh Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh ~34 lakh University Institute of Engineering and Technology, PU ~20.35 lakh ~7 lakh University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, PU salary offered in this placement season in the coming days as the process is still on. The UBS has always been ahead in placements and pay packages as compared to the rest of the departments offering professional courses at the PU. In 2016-17, the highest package of Rs 15 lakh per annum was offered to three students by Religare Finvest. The average package offered was Rs 7.59 lakh per annum. The placement percentage was 97. However, in the session 2015-16, the highest package offered was Rs 21 lakh and 117 of the 121 (96.7 per cent) had got placed. In 2014-15, the highest package was Rs 13 lakh. The UBS was established in 1962. The placements at the UBS are managed by students and a placement committee. This year, the UBS has even left Punjab Engineering College (PEC) behind. The highest package offered at PEC was Rs 34 lakh per annum by Arcesium to students of computer science and engineering while during the past two years, it was Rs 27 lakh per annum. ~5.8 lakh UIET At the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) on the PU campus, Adobe Solutions has offered the highest package of Rs 20.35 lakh per annum. In the last batch, the top package was Rs 8.4 lakh per annum. The placement percentage has reached over 62 with an average package of Rs 6 lakh per annum though the process is still on. For the batch that passed out in 2017, the UIET had 75.29 per cent placements with Rs 4.93 lakh per annum as the average package. continued on p2 HC grants bail to Ashish STALKING CASE Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 7 The Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted bail to Ashish Kumar in the Varnika Kundu stalking case. He, along with Vikas Barala, is facing trial for alleged stalking and attempt- ing to kidnap Haryana IAS officer’s daughter Varnika Kundu on the night of August 4 last. Barala, son of Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala, has already been granted bail. Justice Lisa Gill granted bail to Ashish while observing that useful purpose would not be served by keeping the petitioner incarcerated any longer in the present facts and circumstances of the case. The Bench, at the same time, made it clear that the petitioner would not directly or indirectly try to contact the complainant, her family or witnesses in this case. Counsel for the petitioner had earlier argued that the petitioner had been in custody form around six months. The Bench was also told that the petitioner had surrendered in the case and had extended complete cooperation in the investigation. Forest Department communique says it is coming up on delisted land The housing project site near Tandi village. PRADEEP TEWARI GMADA stops work on housing project Akash Ghai Tribune News Service Mohali, February 7 The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has stopped work on a housing project coming up along the Tandi-Masol village road here. According to GMADA Chief Administrator Ravi Bhagat, the action has been initiated following a communiqué sent to them by the Forest Department in which it has been stated that the project was being constructed on delisted land. The communiqué also stated that no commercial activity could take place on such land. “Today, we sent a team to the site where some earthlevelling work to construct roads was on. Our team immediately stopped the work there,” said Bhagat. According to the communiqué, the land belongs to Col BS Sandhu (retd), MD of the WWICS group. Davinder Sandhu, Director of the WWICS, claimed that the land belonged to them earlier. “We sold the land around six months ago to a cooperative housing society of defence personnel. “We have also handed over the possession of the land to them recently and now we have nothing to do with it,” claimed Sandhu, adding that neither did the land in question belong to the Forest Department nor did it come under the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA). Guraman Preet Singh Bains, Divisional Forest Officer, Mohali, said the area in question had been delisted from the PLPA in 2010 and was thus out of the control of the Forest Department. “We came to know about the activity (housing project) during our routine checks and informed GMADA asking it to take action as per the law,” said the DFO. c m y b Fortuner taken away at gunpoint recovered 2 bikers killed in mishaps Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Mohali, February 7 The Mohali police today recovered the Fortuner that was taken away at gunpoint by two unidentified persons in front of Westwood Resort at Dhakoli on the night of February 3. According to sources, the police have rounded up at least four youngsters, living as paying guests in Phase 7 here. A pistol is also said to have been recovered from their possession. The Fortuner was found parked near a park in a Phase 7 locality where the youngsters stay. Chandigarh, February 7 Two youths, both students in Chandigarh, died in separate road accidents reported from the city late last night. Both victims were riding motorcycles when the mishaps took place. According to the police, 20year-old Rigzin Norbu, a native of Leh who was pursuing BA from the PU Evening Studies Department, died after his motorcycle rammed into the divider on the road separating Sector 14 and 15 close to the PGI roundabout. An eyewitness, Chander Sharma, a resident of Nayagaon, said the victim was riding at a high speed when the silencer of the motorcycle suddenly caught fire. The police said the victim lost control over the motorcy- 4 youngsters living as paying guests in Phase 7 rounded up; pistol seized A fake number was found affixed on the vehicle. A woman living in the locality noticed the Fortuner parked there for the past three days. “She informed a policeman, posted in the Mohali CIA, who lives in the same locality. After getting information, the police reached the spot. After an investigation, the police rounded up the youngsters,” said the sources. A police official confirmed the development, adding that investigations were on in this regard. “It is the same vehicle that was taken away at gunpoint four days ago from Dhakoli,” said the official. The Fortuner was taken away from the driver, Rahul Kumar, who was waiting for his employer Trishal Chopra near a resort in the Dhakoli area. Chopra had gone there to attend a marriage function. Were studying in city; one was from Leh, other from Nainital Rigzin Norbu; and (left) his charred motorcycle . MANOJ MAHAJAN cle and it rammed into the divider. “The victim hit the junction box of the electricity pole while the motorcycle got dragged for another 30 metres,” said a police official. The eyewitness, who was heading home, informed the police, who rushed the victim to the PGI where he was declared brought dead. The police said the victim suffered injuries on his chest, that led to his death. The vic- ~12,000 snatched from 2 at Dhanas Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 7 Four miscreants snatched Rs 5,000 and Rs 7,000 from two persons at Dhanas on February 5. One of the victims, Rajneesh Kumar, a resident of Dadu Majra Colony, reported that on February 5, he was going towards a playground when four miscreants came on a motorcycle and started beating him up near a bakery shop in the colony. The victim alleged that the accused also snatched his purse containing Rs 5,000. Two of the accused have been identified as Gollu and Paras. The accused fled from the spot. A case has been registered at the Maloya police station. In another case, Ajay, a resident of Sector 38, reported that he was going for dinner at Dadu Majra Colony when the accused, Gollu, along with his friends, arrived on a motorcycle and stopped him near the Community Centre and started beating him up. The accused attacked him with a brick. Sources said the accused then snatched his purse containing Rs 7,000. A case has been registered at the Maloya police station. The police said the same accused were involved in both incidents. tim’s motorcycle was completely burnt. The incident was reported around 10.30 pm. Police officials said the victim’s family had been informed about the incident. A case has been registered at the Sector 11 police station. In another incident, 20-yearold Gurkuber Singh Rehil, a student of the University of Frazer Valley that has its campus in SD College, Sector 32, continued on p2 Jewellery stolen from Col’s house Chandigarh, February 7 A theft was reported from a Colonel’s house in the N Area near the old airport light point in the city. The complainant, Col Rajinder Kumar, a resident of the Officers’ Enclave, Headquarters, N Area, said he had gone on leave along with his family on February 4. On February 6, he received a call from the JCO that the lock of his door was broken and the house ransacked. Two gold sets, two gold chains, a gold bangle, a mangal sutra, two gold rings, golf studs (two pairs), Rs 12,000 and a laptop were stolen from the house. — TNS
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