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Team proposes greener Sec 17
2 cycle parking lots suggested to ease congestion
Chandigarh, January 12
After undertaking the project involving a detailed study of the level and type of plantation in Sector 17 commercial area, the team of Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) has suggested further enhancement of green cover in the commercial sector.

23 dismissed secys held
Chandigarh, January 12
In a surprise move, the Chandigarh Police today swooped on the agitating members of the Association of Dismissed Panchayat Secretaries of Punjab and arrested at least 23 of them from Sector 17.

PEC students left in lurch
Different PU, CBSE criteria
Chandigarh, January 12
Due to differences in eligibility criteria laid down by Panjab University (PU) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for writing the entrance examinations for admission to various engineering colleges the registration of first year students of the Punjab Engineering College and the Chandigarh College of Architecture is still pending.




CIA cell set up near Dera Bassi
Dera Bassi, January 12
After a spate of robberies, burglaries and thefts, plus a murder in this border belt of the state, the Punjab Police has set up a CIA Staff Cell in Mubarikpur about 2 km from here.

Sumo-scooter collision: none booked
Chandigarh, January 12
In a case of road accident involving a Tata Sumo of the Haryana Government and a scooter in Sector 11 last night, the Chandigarh police has not registered any case. Two youths, Gopal and Ravinder, who were riding the scooter, were seriously injured.

Sunshine brings cheer
Chandigarh, January 12
The piercing cold wave today continued to prevail in Punjab and Haryana for the 12th consecutive day, with Hisar being the coldest place at the minimum temperature of 2.8°C.

As the cold wave intensified and Chandigarh became the coldest city in the region, the issue of closing the schools was taken up at last in the city. Delhi was the first state to shut down schools followed by Punjab and Haryana.
  • Bang on target

  • New Adviser

  • Observatory

  • Sunder Mundriye ho......”

  • Camels’ anniversary


Hectic campaigning by candidates
Panchkula, January 12
Today being the last Sunday before the elections to the municipal council are held on January 19, the candidates decided to leave no stone unturned for campaigning.

Sun shines on campaigning
Candidates hold meetings, rallies
Panchkula, January 12
With the Sun god finally relenting today, car rallies and processions marked the campaigning of most candidates. A large number of rallies were taken out in various wards, which saw a huge voter turnout, showing the interest of the voters in the first ever Municipal Council elections scheduled for January 19.

Quit drugs now, forget deadlines
Chandigarh, January 12
You do not have to wait for an occasion like New Year Day or your birthday to make a resolution to give up drugs. Rather than waiting for a special date to give up the addiction, it is your will power at any given moment which can help you overcome the problem.

Mangatrai was bright, straightforward
Chandigarh, January 12
Mr E.N. Mangatrai, who died on Friday at Dehra Dun at the ripe old age of 88, was among a handful of ICS officers who had had the privilege of serving the state as Chief Secretary under the legendary Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Partap Singh Kairon.

Dr H.S. Gandhi, president, Mr R.C. Gupta, chief executive, special programme, and Mr Sunil Tomar, general secretary of the National Federation for the Blind, at a press conference Special programme to promote blind panel
Chandigarh, January 12
The National Federation for the Blind organised a special programme here today to promote the multi-Level marketing (MLM) of the organisation to make it more popular among the masses.

From (left) Dr H.S. Gandhi, president, Mr R.C. Gupta, chief executive, special programme, and Mr Sunil Tomar, general secretary of the National Federation for the Blind, at a press conference in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Groundnut, ‘gachak’ prices soar
Chandigarh, January 12
Groundnut and ‘revri’ vendors have a field day as city residents flock the Sector 26 grain market for Lohri purchases in Chandigarh on Sunday.Thanks to the chill as also the approaching Lohri festival, the vendors of groundnut, “gachak”, revri and other products related to Lohri had a field day. While the prices of all these products touched the maximum outside the grain market, even the sellers inside the grain market were quite satisfied with the sales.

Groundnut and ‘revri’ vendors have a field day as city residents flock the Sector 26 grain market for Lohri purchases in Chandigarh on Sunday.
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

PGI dept adopts Indira Colony
Chandigarh, January 12
The 20,000 odd residents of Indira Colony can now hope for better civic and medical facilities, with the PGI's Community Medicine Department adopting the area for implementation of a health programme, which can help it in developing future strategies.

Move to amend ICFA constitution
SAS Nagar, January 12
‘‘India still has a long way to go when it comes to achievements in sports.’’ Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Animal Husbandry and Sports, Punjab, said at the concluding day of the All-India, India-China Friendship Association (ICFA) meet held at Paragon Sr. Senior Secondary School, Sector 71, here today.

Discussion on Indian culture
Chandigarh, January 12
Recognition and institutional support to many cultural groups, acceptance of internality of each one, their individuality, equality and promotion of cultural tolerance will be able to preserve cultural pluralism in the country.

Admn turns blind eye to plight of contract workers
Chandigarh, January 12
Udit Narain had migrated to Chandigarh from his native place in Uttar Pradesh in search of a better future. And when he was hired as a gardener under the Department of Social Welfare on contract basis, he thought he was on his way to reach his goal.

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2 arrested in assault case
Chandigarh, January 12
A case of assault, an attempt to rape and four cases of theft have been reported during the past 24 hours in the city.


Culture of wine tasting comes to city
Chandigarh, January 12
Chandigarh’s high society couple Anu and Yash Saboo introduced the culture of wine tasting at a select gathering here last evening. Celebrating the opening of Ethos, a watch store in Sector 8-C, the Saboos had Mr Subhash Arora, president of the Delhi Wine Club, extolling the nuances of wine drinking.

  • Wine myths dispelled

Vivah-2003 concludes
Chandigarh, January 12
The firstever wedding exhibition held in the region today came to an end on a heartening note. Despite Chandigarh being declared the coldest place of the region, about 10,000 visitors made it to the exhibition which was opened on January 9.

SCL celebrates silver jubilee
SAS Nagar, January 12
‘‘The global IC design market is worth $ 10 million and provides significant business opportunity. Our country's endeavour should be to give leverage to its pool of technical talent to increase its share of the market from the current 0.5 per cent to 15 per cent in the next four years.’’


A view of Shishu Niketan Model Secondary School, Sector 22-D, Chandigarh. HAMARA SCHOOL
Where wisdom is offered on a contemporary platter
ay back in the year 1953, little did anyone imagined that Shishu Niketan, a school for toddlers, which started on a whim, would become a full fledged institute of learning.

A view of Shishu Niketan Model Secondary School, Sector 22-D, Chandigarh. — Tribune Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Slow progress at coveted chairs of PU
Chandigarh, January 12
Work progresses at a snail’s pace at the coveted chairs instituted by the university more than two years ago, with an aim to further academic excellence and a debate- culture in key areas identified by it.

  • Three week refresher course

  • Canteen problems

  • NAAC workshops

  • Pension scheme

Competitions to promote use of library
Chandigarh, January 12
The 11th competition master library related competitions, being organised by the Chandigarh Librarians’ Association, were held at the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, today. “Motivation to use libraries, reading books, saving library treasures and building up a personal library.

KVs to remain open
Chandigarh, January 12
While all government and private schools in the city have been closed till January 15 due to a severe cold, Kendriya Vidyalayas will remain open.



Music album released
Chandigarh, January 12
Famous Punjabi singer Mohammad Siddique today released the music album of Canada-based singer Sukhi Lally, who is making his first musical offering in India. Present on the function was Sardul Sikandar, along with other Punjabi singers.

Theatre festival from Jan 28
Chandigarh, January 12
The Chandigarh School of Drama, a theatre outfit led by playwright-actor-director Gursharan Singh, has a treat in store for the city audience — a three-day theatre festival starting from January 28 at Tagore Theatre. Named as the Awami Theatre festival, the festival will showcase six major productions, written, adapted or directed by Gursharan Singh.



Samridhi Mahajan enters last four
Hari Narain who won the Mr Chandigarh title in the 14th Mr Chandigarh Body Building Championship Chandigarh, January 12
Samridhi Mahajan, a student of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, drubbed past Aastha to make her way into the last four of the girls under-16 event on the opening day of the 14th Chandigarh State Badminton Championship played here today at Sector 42 indoor hall.

Hari Narain who won the Mr Chandigarh title in the 14th Mr Chandigarh Body Building Championship at DAV College, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

  • Body-building meet

  • Taekwon-do championship

  • Cricket tourney

  • Boxing meet

  • Athletics meet postponedTop

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