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Butrela resident shot at, injured
Dejected lover suspected behind the crime
Chandigarh, January 22
A resident of Butrela village was shot at early this morning. He sustained splinter injuries and was admitted to the General Hospital, Sector 16, here.

Mohammed Asgar, who was shot at by an unidentified person at Butrela village, being looked after by his wife Mohammed Asgar, who was shot at by an unidentified person at Butrela village, being looked after by his wife at General Hospital, Sector-16, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
— Tribune Photo Pankaj Sharma

UT lacks teeth to check dental labs
Chandigarh, January 22
With the UT health authorities turning a blind eye to illegal dental clinics being run by unqualified people in various villages and slum colonies, these places have become a potential threat for spread of killer diseases like AIDS and hepatitis.


Another illegal colony at Zirakpur
Zirakpur, January 22
Flouting rules and norms, a senior functionary in the Department of Local Government of Punjab is allegedly patronising certain builders who are developing a colony in Bartana village within the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat limits.

A housing colony coming up in violation of the Punjab Apartment Property Regulatory Act in Bartana village near Zirakpur. — Tribune photo  Parvesh Chauhan
A housing colony coming up in violation of the Punjab Apartment Property Regulatory Act

S.K. Sharma takes over as DUI
Chandigarh, January 22
Prof S.K. Sharma, Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, took over as the Dean University Instructions, Panjab University, here today. A vacancy had arisen because Prof R.J. Hans-Gill, has proceeded on long leave. The post is usually occupied by the seniormost Professor of the university.

Making hay while the sun shines
Making hay while the sun shines: People enjoy the warmth of sun in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune — photo Manoj Mahajan

Poor weather hits air travel business
Chandigarh, January 22
The cancellation of flights on the Chandigarh-Delhi-Mumbai-Goa and Chandigarh-Leh routes for the past over 15 days have caused financial loss worth crores to the air travel business in the region. Indian Airlines and Jet Airways, which operate flights on these routes, and the hotel industry are cursing their luck for the bad weather and failure of Instrumental Landing System (ILS).

Sabotage suspected behind mine blasts
Chandigarh, January 22
Sabotage is suspected to be the cause of explosion of several hundred anti-tank mines at the Mahajan firing ranges. The explosion left seven Army men dead and destroyed 10 military trucks.

HC orders one lakh for father of electrocuted student
Chandigarh, January 22
In less than six months after a class II student was electrocuted in the school premises, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered the payment of Rs 1 lakh as compensation to the victim’s father within three months.


LPG black marketing continues
Chandigarh, January 22
Even though the supply of LPG cylinders has improved in the city and its surrounding areas, a few delivery boys, taking advantage of the shortage still existing in parts of Punjab and Haryana, are selling the gas on the black market.

Panel finds fault with auction record
Chandigarh, January 22
The G.K. Marwah Committee inquiring into the auction of SCO 178-179 in Sector 9 at Rs 49 lakh below the potential price has established receipt of a Rs 1.85 crore as bid money at the January, 2002, auction. This belies earlier claims of officials that no such bid was made. The SCO was sold for Rs 1.34 crore later in an auction in August. The committee has also found faults in the auction record system of the MC.

Ind Area a picture of neglect
Chandigarh, January 22
Despite bringing in the highest revenue and also employment, the Industrial Area remains a neglected place. The roads in the Industrial Area, Phase II, have become more of death traps and the matter of re-laying the roads is caught between the Municipal Corporation and the Chandigarh Administration.

A road of Industrial Area, Phase II, in a bad shape. — A Tribune photograph
A road of Industrial Area, Phase II, in a bad shape

Security beefed up 
Chandigarh, January 22
With three days left for Republic Day, the local police has beefed up the security arrangements in the city as per the directions of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to prevent any possible militant attack.

RSS to honour Partition ‘heroes’ on Jan 29
Chandigarh, January 22
With the RSS perceiving prevailing ‘jehadi’ and ‘demonic’ tendencies among Muslims resembling with those during the Partition, the pro-Hindu organisation has decided to honour around 600 Hindu ‘heroes’ of the Partition in Amritsar on January 29 breaking its long-guarded tradition of not honouring those in the organisation who fight for the nation.

IG comes to woman’s aid
Chandigarh, January 22
Coming to the rescue of a woman who had allegedly been thrown out of her house by her in-laws, the Chandigarh Police yesterday intervened in the matter and enabled her to re-enter the one-room accommodation that had been given to her by her in-laws amidst a case of divorce pending before a local court.

Universal brotherhood need of hour: Jacob
Chandigarh, January 22
Propagating the message of universal love and brotherhood is the need of the hour, said UT Administrator Lieut-General JFR Jacob at Sarav Dharam Sammelan organised on the 20th death anniversary of Ammi Hazoor at Mohyal Bhawan in Sector 24 today.

‘All due to Waheguru’s grace’
Chandigarh, January 22
“I doubt if anyone else makes such slim and crisp jalebis,” said one colleague. “Their gol gappas are mouth-watering,” observed another one. “I must come back with my family,” gushed a third one. “Please bring the birthday samosas from New Doaba Sweets only,” requested somebody else.

HP helpline coop function on Jan 26
Chandigarh, January 22
The Tribune Employees HP Helpline Co-operative Society, Chandigarh, will hold its second annual function, Parivar Milan Samaroh, at Tagore Theatre here on January 26, according to Mr Kanshi Ram, press secretary of the society. It will start at 10 am.

LIC staff oppose VRS
Chandigarh, January 22
At the time of passing of the IRDA Bill, the Central Government had assured the insurance employees that these companies would be strengthened. Rather, the government seemed to be bent upon the retrenchment of development officers in the name of VRS, said Mr R.P. Manchanda, President, LIC All-India Insurance Employees Association, here today.

Osho Nirvan Divas


3 restaurant owners booked
SAS Nagar, January 22
In a surprise check, the police has booked three restaurant owners of the township under Section 188 of the IPC for not having verified the whereabouts of their employees.

Kashmiri youth held with fake currency
Chandigarh, January 22
The city police here today arrested a Kashmiri youth in Sector 31 and recovered three fake currency notes from his possession. The currency notes are of Rs 500 denomination each.

Two held on murder, theft charges


A sector where night life will flourish one day
he market is a witness to an intense fight between MNC-run restaurants and Indian food. Out of around 45 commercial sites between Hotel Metro and South End, there are 12 restaurants and 11 hotels in the line on Himalaya Marg.

Impact printer service launched
Chandigarh, January 22
Wipro ePeripherals Ltd, a company of the Wipro Group, has launched WeP Print & Save Services. Under the scheme, customers would not have to invest in a printer or its consumables, rather would have to pay only for the number of printed pages, said Mr Ranbir Singh, General Manager, North Zone, WeP Peripherals Ltd, here today.

Bank branch opened
Chandigarh, January 22
Mr MS Sandhu (IAS), Secretary, Punjab State Agriculture Marketing Board, today inaugurated a new centrally airconditioned and computerised premises of Union Bank of India’s regional office situated at Bank Square, Sector 17-B, Chandigarh.


Board to make changes in maths syllabi
SAS Nagar, January 22
The Punjab School Education Board has decided to bring changes in the mathematics and science syllabus of Classes I, III, VI, and IX. this was decided at a meeting of the Board of Finance held here today. Although what exactly transpired at the meeting will be clear only in the next few days, sources said that new syllabi will be on the NCERT pattern.

NCC authorities write to institutes over cadets’ conduct
Chandigarh, January 22
Following the incident in which five NCC cadets were detained by the local police for allegedly smoking cigarettes laced with drugs, the NCC authorities have written to principals of schools and colleges to ensure proper conduct by cadets.

Entrepreneurship development programme begins
Chandigarh, January 22
The Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development yesterday started a six-week entrepreneurship development programme at Shivalik Public School. Sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, the programme is being organised for the unemployed and under employed youth in order to motivate and train them to take up self-employment as a career instead of looking for jobs.

Science society function
Chandigarh, January 22
Faculty and students from the Science Society of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, held a poster and model display at the college premises, which was followed by a colourful cultural programme.


Reflections of rural Punjab
Chandigarh, January 22
Exhibits at Indus Ind Art Gallery in Sector 8 have more form and less technique to show. The painter is as passionate about art as any serious artist would be. In fact, his name spells art. He calls himself Ajnabee. The works of art he has created, however, are all an expression of his thoughts, images and feelings, which he has gathered along the road to self-discovery. 

Thanjavur paintings  steal the show
Chandigarh, January 22
Traditional art works of Tamil Nadu are the main attractions at the Tamil Nadu handicrafts and handloom exhibition which opened at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15 here today. An artist from 

Tamil Nadu shows Thanjavur paintings to 
visitors at an exhibition on Tamil Nadu handicrafts being held at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph
Tamil Nadu shows Thanjavur paintings to


Jacob okays another storey for GH-16 OPD
Chandigarh, January 22
The General Hospital in Sector 16 will have a new out patients block and a new cafeteria. Four old bungalows for doctors will be done away with to create additional space. 

Kidney recipient vows to help PGI patients
Chandigarh, January 22
Even the mask that 24-year-old Uma is wearing to ward off infection cannot conceal the radiance and excitement on her face as she prepares to return to her home in Dharbanga, Bihar, from where she had landed at the PGI as a frail and ailing girl in dire need of a kidney transplant. 


SGGSC-26 wins boxing championship
Chandigarh, January 22
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, here bagged the overall Panjab University Inter-College boxing championship by garnering 29 points, with four gold medals, one silver medal and four bronze medals. The meet was held on the SGGS college campus only.

Training centre at PGI
Chandigarh, January 22
The Community Medicine Department at the PGI has been identified as one of the five regional training centres in the country as the part of the Immunisation Strengthening Project to boost the declining trend in coverage. 


Admn clarification on village land
Chandigarh, January 22
The Chandigarh Administration today clarified that it had notified its intent to acquire certain land outside Kishangarh village for the purpose of planned urban development.


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