12042018-CT-01.qxd 4/12/2018 12:41 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 12 APRIL 2018 | CHANDIGARH Students felicitated Fire at factory Kshitija casts a spell Over 500 students of SGGS College, Sector 26, awarded prizes at a function. P2 Goods and property destroyed in a fire at a chair manufacturing factory in Mohali. P4 Goa-based eminent Bharatnatyam exponent Kshitija creates divine aura at Tagore Theatre. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 30°C MIN 17°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.8°C MIN 17.7°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6.48 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6.58 AM PU’s ace student turns nostalgic After 53 years, former Prime Minister delivers lecture at university where he taught Thieves’ temple run continues, target two more places in city Bhartesh Singh Thakur Take away silver sheet wrapped around Shivalingam, items Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 11 Coming to Panjab University (PU) for a lecture after 53 years, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in reply to a question at the gate of the economics department building, said he was feeling “very much” nostalgic. Dr Singh had not only studied at the economics department of the PU, but had also taught here. After delivering the first Prof SB Rangnekar Memorial Oration, Dr Singh went to the economics department to sign a poster carrying his famous quote from his last address to the nation on May 14, 2014: “I am confident about the future of India. I firmly believe that the emergence of India as a major powerhouse of the evolving global economy is an idea whose time has come. Blending tradition with modernity and unity with diversity, this nation of ours can show the way forward to the world”. He obliged faculty members and economics department students with photographs. Dr Singh wanted to go upstairs, but couldn’t The economics department is on the second floor of Arts Block-III. Dr Singh had expressed the desire to visit Tribune News Service Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greets the gathering during the first Prof SB Rangnekar Memorial Oration as Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover looks on at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN the department. The Special Protection Group (SPG) had to count the stairs, which came out to be 47. There is no lift as it is an old building. Finally, the plan was dropped. “I asked him whether he wanted to visit the department, he said he wanted to, but couldn’t,” said Prof Upinder Sawhney, chairperson of the economics department. Builder cocks a snook at forum, gets 2-year jail Ishrat S Banwait Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 11 The district consumer forum here has announced two-year imprisonment to a builder for failing to comply with its orders. In January 2014, Udey Raj Singh Brar, Director of M/s UK Homes Private Limited, was directed to pay Rs 3.75 lakh to a complainant for deficiency in service. However, the order has not been complied with till date and hence the forum announced the jail term, along with a fine of Rs 10,000. The original complaint in the matter was filed by Sector 49 residents Ruhi and Sumit Chhabra in October 2013. As per the complaint, they had booked two plots in a township in Zirakpur called Capital Green and had paid Rs 3.75 lakh for the same. The builder had mentioned a clause in the agreement Dr Singh has committed to donate about 3,500 of his personal books to the PU. On Wednesday, he went to Guru Tegh Bahadur Hall to see the site where his books would be displayed. PU VC Arun Kumar Grover explained him about the arrangements. “Our department will coordinate with him for his books,” said Professor Sawhney. Dr Singh did his BA-Eco- April 14 a holiday in UT nomics (Hons) from the PU in 1952 with second class and first position in the university. In 1954, he did his MA (Economics) with first class and first position in the PU. He did his Economic Tripos (First Class Honours) from the University of Cambridge in 1957. He did his DPhil from Nuffield College, University of Oxford, on “India’s Export Chandigarh, April 11 The Centre on Wednesday accepted the Punjab Government’s proposal for setting up a Rs 374.86-crore government medical college at SAS Nagar. The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, welcomed the development, saying that the medical college would help provide health and diag- An exceptional teacher, old students recall fondly Page 2 ‘Interactive session would have been icing on the cake’ Page 2 Chandigarh: The UT Administration has decided to observe April 14 a holiday in all government offices/boards/corporations/institutions, including industrial establishments under the Administration, and also within the meaning of Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, on account of the birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar. The order has been issued in partial modification of the notification regarding declaration of public holidays in Chandigarh during the calendar year 2018. TNS that in case allotment of the plot is not made within 12 months, the buyer could ask for a refund along with interest by giving 90 days’ notice. However, the company did not honour its commitments. Two post-dated cheques were received in reply to a legal notice sent by the Chhabras to the builder. It said they were being issued as security, to be realised if the project did not commence within 12 months. However, the Chhabras said the same were issued without interest and that it was a violation of the terms and conditions. They thus approached the forum to demand the refund with interest and compensation. The forum ordered that the builder refund the Rs 3.75 lakh amount along with interest. However, even after more than four years, the same has not been done by the builder. Centre okays medical college at Mohali Tribune News Service Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth”. In 1957, he joined the PU as a senior lecturer. After two years, in 1959, he was promoted as Reader and in 1963, he became a Professor. He left the PU in 1965. nostic services to patients of nearby areas. Under the terms of implementation of the centrallysponsored scheme, the Centre will release Rs 113.40 crore in three instalments for equipment and infrastructural development of the college. The Punjab Government has already made provisions for the project in its Budget for 2018-19. Continued on page 6 c m y b Chandigarh, April 11 There is no stopping temple thefts in the city. A day after thieves struck at a temple in Sector 19, thefts from two temples in Sector 27 were reported on Wednesday where thieves made off with jewellery. The same gang of thieves is believed to be involved in all incidents. The first incident was reported from the Sanatan Dharam temple in Sector 27, where thieves entered the temple at 1.40 am and left almost 30 minutes later at 2.09 am. Sanjeev Sharma, general secretary of the temple management committee, said two thieves scaled the boundary wall and entered the temple from one of the corners. After entering the temple, the accused changed the position of some CCTV cameras. Both accused then removed the glass window and entered the building. They then stole a silver sheet wrapped around the “Shivlingam”, weighing around 5 kg, and five “mukuts” (crowns) of 1 kg each. In the meantime, the third accused entered the temple with a bag to fill the stolen articles, while the fourth accused waited outside the temple. The theft came to light in the morning following which the police were informed. There are 24 CCTV cameras installed on the temple premises. The CCTV footage shows that all accused had their faces covered and one of them was wearing a cap. The accused did not remove their shoes The Shivalingam from which the silver sheet was stolen at the Sanatan Dharam temple at Sector 27; and (below-right) CCTV footage of two thieves. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: RAVI KUMAR Timeline 1.40 am: 2.09 am: 2.12 am: 2.20 am: Thieves enter Sanatan Dharam temple in Sector 27 They escape after stealing jewellery Thieves enter the Digamber Jain temple Escape after stealing a “chhatar” A committee member shows the pipe from where a silver ‘chhatar’ was stolen at the Digamber Jain temple at Sector 27-B, Chandigarh. while entering the temple. The second theft was reported from the Digamber Jain temple opposite the Sanatan Dharam temple from where a Miscreants Lord Hanuman’s devotees? The accused did not steal the “mukut” (crown) of Lord Hanuman during the thefts at the Sector 16, Sector 19 and the Sector 27 temples. “chattar”, weighing around 10 kg, was stolen. Two miscreants entered the Jain temple after scaling the Continued on page 6
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