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Burglars take away 10 kg of gold
Chandigarh, January 14
Burglars entered two adjacent shops in Sector 22 and, reportedly, decamped with about 10 kg of gold ornaments. Since no lock was broken and there was no sign of a forced entry, the police suspects this to be the work of an insider.

Policemen at a Sector 22 jewellery shop in Chandigarh from where gold ornaments were stolen. — A Tribune photo

Goods worth Rs 50,000 stolen
Panchkula, January 14
Two adjacent shops in the Sector 4 market here were burgled on the night of January 13 and cash and goods worth Rs 50,000 were, reportedly, stolen from there. The burglar or burglars had reportedly entered the booths through air vents.

Panchkula to have artificial lake
Panchkula, January 14
Panchkula will soon have an artificial lake on the banks of the Ghaggar. Officials of the Haryana Urban Development Authority today submitted a report to the Chief Administrator for the possible sites on the Ghaggar for developing this lake.


Childhood cancer is curable
Chandigarh, January 14
Seven-year-old Nishu sits next to his father outside one of the rooms at the Advanced Paediatric Centre, PGI, waiting for his turn. Fear writ large on his face, he almost wishes he could run away. But there is no escape. Panic grows as he sits hearing the shrieks of the one who went in before him.

Seven-year-old Nishu, a cancer patient from Abohar, Punjab, during the treatment at the APC, PGI. A Tribune photograph

Concessions possible, says Congress
Chandigarh, January 14
The Congress has said that it wants permission to be given for the introduction of free entry and multipoint tickets and passes at the parking lots of Sectors 17, 8 and 9, as traders brace up for the Chandigarh bandh of January 16.

Mr V.K. BhardwajMC gets new Chief Engineer
Chandigarh, January 14
Mr V.K. Bhardwaj, Superintending Engineer, Construction Circle, was appointed as Chief Engineer Municipal Corporation here today following orders issued by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd).

Badheri is Panchayat Samiti chief
Chandigarh, January 14
The official Congress candidate for the chairmanship of the 15-member UT panchayat samiti, Mr Bhupinder Singh Badheri, here today defeated his party rival Mr Didar Singh by one vote.

Chawla elected Cong leader in MC House
Chandigarh, January 14
Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee general secretary and councillor Subhash Chawla was here today unanimously elected leader of the party in the House. This was decided at a meeting of councillors held under the chairmanship of the CTCC President, Mr B.B. Bahl.


‘Promote women entrepreneurship’
Chandigarh, January 14
As many as 35 potential women entrepreneurs are attending a four-week women entrepreneurship development programme which began at the Technical Teacher’s Training Institute today. The programme is being sponsored by the Small Industries Development Bank of India.

High hopes from them
RIGADIER Sant Singh (retd), Mahavir Chakra and Mention-in-Dispatches awardee, who excelled in military tasks will provide motivation to squabbling politicians in the Municipal Corporation to collectively achieve a goal — public service — as a nominated municipal corporator.

Doorbell rings, it is Lohri-seeker
Chandigarh, January 14
Continuous ringing of bell by children, security guards and even sweepers, coming in groups for collecting money and sweets for Lohri, kept the residents awake throughout the afternoon.

Eradication of lantana weed
antana camara, commonly known as “Panchphulli” in north west part of the country, is probably a native of South America which was brought to India by a priest as an ornamental plant. Its infestation has now spread to all types of open land in tropical and semi tropical regions of the world. Thousands of hectares of various types of land have gone unproductive owing to lantana infestation. The leaves and seeds are poisonous to cattle and thus have no fodder value.

PARMINDER SINGH CHAUHANWorking for uplift of poor
ARMINDER Singh Chauhan may secretly harbour the dream of touching dizzy heights of stardom, but he also intends to serve and help his village folk. This young lad from Rajpura has been running two schools under the Chauhan Educational and Welfare Society in two nearby villages of Rajpura for the past five years. Besides imparting education to the poor, these schools are helping in generating employment.

Two killed in road mishap
Chandigarh, January 14
Two city residents were killed when the Maruti car in which they were travelling, reportedly, collided with a Punjab Roadways bus near Morinda today.

20 trees face slow death
SAS Nagar, January 14
Protecting green cover in the town does not seem to interest the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority. Over 20 fully grown trees are under threat of dying a slow death due to a development work being undertaken to extend the parking area in markets of Phase 7.

Dharna before DC’s office
Panchkula, January 14
Mr Hemant Kinger, a social worker, staged a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here today in protest against the “failure” of the administration to redress complaints of citizens. More than 40 representatives of various welfare associations participated in the dharna.


Remains of another victim recovered
Chandigarh, January 14
In another success in the investigation of the “multiple murder” case, a special team of the Operations Cell led by Inspector Jagbir Singh has solved a murder case registered 10 years ago and has recovered the remains of the deceased, Amar Singh from a farmhouse in Raipur Khurd village.

Held for stealing cycle
Chandigarh, January 14
A resident of Ram Darbar, Ram Avtar, was caught red handed from Sector 23 while trying to steal a cycle. He was arrested and a case was registered against him.





‘Inculcate reading habits among kids’
Chandigarh, January 14
Advising students to read books, the Superintendent of Police, Mr H.G.S. Dhaliwal, said while they put the reader in a better frame of mind, they help to make the right judgement as well. He was speaking at a debate on books and libraries organised by the Chandigarh Librarians Association at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, here today.

Traffic awareness drive for students
Chandigarh, January 14
TVS Motor Company in association with the Chandigarh Traffic Police today launched a traffic awareness campaign in the city schools and colleges to promote TVS scooty.

PU students stage dharna
Chandigarh, January 14
More than 80 supporters of the Panjab University Students Union along with members of the university’s handball team staged a dharna outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office here today.

Bank gives computers to schools
Chandigarh, January 14
Punjab National Bank (Northern Zone) donated six computers to three city schools here today. The computers were donated by Mr U.S. Bhargava, General Manager of the bank, to the Sector 8 DAV Senior Secondary School, the Sector 27 Moti Ram School and the Sector 23 Government Senior Secondary School.

Patriotic songs mark annual day function
Chandigarh, January 14
The annual function of the Ravinder Joshi Sarvhitkari Vidya Mandir, Dhanas, was celebrated on the school premises here today. On the occasion, students presented patriotic songs and Punjabi folk dances.


Bar Council issues notices to 30 advocates
Chandigarh, January 14
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, taking serious note of a number of complaints filed by litigants against them, today issued notices to advocates. Well-placed sources reveal that the council has issued notices to as many as 30 advocates belonging to Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. The advocates have been directed to file replies within a fortnight from the date of the receipt of the notice.

Dangi firing case given to CBI
Chandigarh, January 14
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today entrusted the case pertaining to the firing at Haryana’s former minister Anand Singh Dangi’s residence to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

  • Convict acquitted in explosives case
  • ADGP told to examine complaint
  • History sheet ordered closed

Ms Yadav relieved as HC Registrar
Chandigarh, January 14
The Registrar (General) of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Ms Nirmal Yadav was reportedly relieved from her post after a full-court meeting of the High Court Judges was held in the afternoon today.

Co. told to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation
Chandigarh, January 14
The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has dismissed an appeal moved by Premier Motor Garage, Industrial Area, against the order passed by the UT District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II.

A satire on education system
Chandigarh, January 14
Hungarian writer Fritze Karinthi might have written the play Refund, a satire on the faulty education system years ago, but the loopholes in the system rightfully pointed out by him still exist in the Indian context. This was the theme of the Hindi version of the play “Ek Aur Chakravhyau” adapted and improvised by Zulfiqar Khan under the aegis of the Theatre Age that was staged at the Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16 here this evening.

Artists perform in the play ‘Ek Aur Chakarvayu’ at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Monday. 
— A Tribune photograph 

NRI poet's first book in Hindi
Chandigarh, January 14
Nikhil Dogra, a Himachal-born and USA-based design engineer, dedicated his first book of Hindi verse, "Prayas", "to the people of India" at a simple function here today.


Sahayta to observe Cancer Day
Chandigarh, January 14
Cancer Sahyog, a city-based social service organisation, in collaboration with the International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organisation will be observing International Childhood Cancer Day in the city tomorrow.

9-year-old badminton sensation
Chandigarh, January 14
Meet Akshit Mahajan, a nine-and-half-year-old budding shuttler from Panchkula who is presently the under-10 Haryana state champion. This class IV student of Hansraj Public school, Panchkula, has astonished all with his fine play. It might be the beginning of an era full of laurels for this youngster, who might mature into another Prakash Padukone or Gopichand for India.

Akshit Mahajan


Bansal demands White Paper from Admn
Chandigarh, January 14
Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, the local MP today asked the Chandigarh Administration to prepare a White Paper on its income and expenditure and place it before the public before toying with the idea of imposing any tax on city residents.Top

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