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Girl’s kin thrash boy on court premises
Chandigarh, March 18
A high drama was enacted outside the premises of the District Courts when a 21-year-old engineering graduate of Sector 27 was bashed up by family members of the girl whom he supposedly married in Delhi on March 1.

Pool raids: probe ordered against ex-SHO
Chandigarh, March 18
The Inspector-General of Police, Chandigarh, Mr Rajesh Kumar, today marked a regular departmental inquiry against inspector Dhan Raj Sharma, former SHO of the Sector 34 police station, in connection with the recent raids on pool joints in the city. 

No untoward incident on 1st day
Panchkula/Chandigarh, March 18
The Panchkula police today carried out a flag march in various parts of the district , especially near the slum colonies of Panchkula, Chandimandir and Kalka, to avoid any untoward incident on the first day of Holi.




Holi celebrations at Funcity
Panchkula, March 18
Holi revelry at Funcity Amusement Park and Water Resorts, near here, had the young and old dancing to gyrating music at a dance party today. Hundreds of people from all over the region, including people from Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, converged on the park to participate in the Holi celebrations. 

Holi revellers gyrate to Punjabi pop music at Funcity Amusement Park, near Panchkula, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Colourful water and love
Show your true colours

Holi charm at Jumbo Circus

Carnival of Colours

Good chance for cleansing skin

Bollywood’s eternal Holi hits

Different strokes across India

Kids and the young alike celebrate Holi on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Punjab farmers end dharna
Chandigarh, March 18
Hundreds of farmers, camping here for the past over one week, will be able to celebrate Holi at their homes tomorrow. The Punjab Government today agreed to accept most of their demands.

Shatabdi driver identified
Chandigarh, March 18
In the case of death of Vandana Bhama and her son, Rohan, who were run over by Shatabdi on Sunday last, the railway police has identified the driver of the train as Mani Ram. An official of the railway police said the driver, who was at Delhi, had been called to know the sequence of events leading to the incident.

Petrol stations to get vacant lands
Chandigarh, March 18
Keeping in view demands for more space near petrol stations in the city, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to allot vacant lands adjoining various petrol stations for facilities like car washing, wheel balancing and other peripheral services. ATM booths, milk counters may also be set up there.



US don all praise for  Le Corbusier’s design
Chandigarh, March 18
Modern town planning in India has a very strong element of integration of landscaping with structures and this is noticeable in cities like Chandigarh and New Delhi. Stating this while speaking to TNS here today, Prof Ralph Lerner, former Dean of the School of Architecture, Princeton University, appreciated that buildings in these cities exist “somewhat free” of the street grid, which is not so in the cases of cities like New York.

NGOs to oppose draft Bill on domestic violence
Chandigarh, March 18
Sixty NGOs have resolved to oppose the draft Bill on domestic violence in the present form, terming it “counter-productive” to the safety of women and decided to approach the Chief Ministers of Punjab, Haryana and the Administrator of the UT, the worst places in terms of sex ratio, to get it amended.

Hotel owners to cooperate with MC
Chandigarh, March 18
Twenty hotel owners of Sector 35-B and C have agreed to cooperate with the local Municipal Corporation in removing encroachments and leakage of water from their over-head water tanks and under ground reservoirs.

Women workers seek security at hospital
SAS Nagar, March 18
Women staff members at the Civil Hospital, here, have complained of harassment, due to lack of security, at the hands of persons who come to the premises in a drunken state at night.

Probe tenants’ assets also: property owners
Chandigarh, March 18
The Property Owners Welfare Association here today demanded the widening of the scope of a probe demanded by tenants to include the concealed turnovers of tenants even as the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal decided to intensify its struggle against the rent notification.

Jacob serves langar at PGI
Chandigarh, March 18
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, today served langar to attendants of patients admitted to the PGI here.

The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, serves langar to attendants of patients admitted to the PGI in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

ISKCON sankirtan
Chandigarh, March 18
The local chapter of International Society for Krishna Consciousness celebrated the appearance day of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu with religious fervour at Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B, here today.



Ammunition, weapons seized from house
SAS Nagar, March 18
Weapons and ammunition were seized from a house in Phase VII during a raid conducted by the police here today. The police recovered a .22 bore gun, a double-barreled gun, a singles barreled gun and an airgun. About 450 live cartridges of .22 bore gun and 150 cartridges of .12 bore gun were also found in the house.

2 cr heroin seized from city car
Chandigarh, March 18
In a major haul of heroin worth Rs 2 crore and fake currency worth Rs 20,000 from a gang of narcotics smugglers at Sahnewal in Ludhiana on Tuesday, a Tata Indica car bearing registration no of Chandigarh (CH 03 E 6617) was being used to carry narcotics and fake currency.

Eloped couple held
Panchkula, March 18
A middle-aged couple, who had eloped from Barwala almost four years ago, were arrested by the local police from Raipur in Chattisgarh on charges of bigamy and causing mental harassment to their respective spouses.


HDFC Fund buys Zurich company
Chandigarh, March 18
Mr Deepak Parekh, Chairman of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited, and Mr Milind Barve, Managing Director of HDFC Asset Management Company Limited, along with Mr Warwick Churche, CFO, Zurich Asia Pacific Region and Chief Executive Officer, India, have signed an agreement by which the HDFC Asset Management acquires Zurich Asset Management Company, subject to necessary regulatory approvals.

Palio Diesel launched
Chandigarh, March 18
Fiat India Pvt Ltd today launched Palio Diesel and Adventure Diesel in the city. Having a 1.9 litre D- Tech engine, Palio Diesel EL is priced at Rs 4.21 lakh while Palio Diesel ELX would be available for Rs 4.51 lakh (ex-showroom price) in the city.



Last date extended
Chandigarh, March 18
Panjab University has extended the last date for submitting forms for the crash course in German language up to March 24, according to a statement issued here today.

Upkar adjudged Miss GC-11
Chandigarh, March 18
A colourful cultural programme marked the annual farewell function of the Department of Postgraduate Studies in English at Government College, Sector 11, here today



Bhaskar Rao sammelan on March 20
Chandigarh, March 18
The much-awaited musical breather is again knocking at our doors. Exactly after a year, Pracheen Kala Kendra is ready to unfold its treasure of music and dance, as it braces to organise the 33rd All-India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan at Tagore Theatre from March 20. 


10-day de-addiction camp from tomorrow
Chandigarh, March 18
As part of the free community de-addiction camps being organised by the Psychiatry Department of the GMCH, 30 addicts will be treated at a 10-day camp at Maloya village from March 20.

Dr Joshi to revisit Fortis
SAS Nagar, March 18
The renowned orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Anant Joshi, will be available in Fortis Heart Institute and Multi-Speciality Hospital, SAS Nagar, for consultations on March 20 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Dr Joshi is a leading arthroscopy surgeon and his name is synonymous with sports injury care in India. For appointment patients can contact Fortis Helpdesk-0172 396500.

Training course on mentally challenged kids’ care
Chandigarh, March 18
The Government Institute for Mentally Retarded Children has become the first centre in North India to start a training programme for care givers for these children.



Manager of indoor hall cremated
Chandigarh, March 18
The body of Mr S.S. Gill, Manager, Sector-42 Indoor hall and an employee of the UT Sports Department, was consigned to the flames this afternoon at the Sector-25 cremation grounds. It is believed that Gill died on Sunday in his house in Sector-22. Last night, his body was found in mutilated condition in his house.

World Cup fever increases
Chandigarh, March 18
The Cricket World Cup mania has gripped city residents. This is evident from the fact that people just want to imitate their cricket idols. A visit to various showrooms in the city revealed people's craze to buy World Cup T-shirts, similar to the ones worn by Indian cricketers. Mr Praveen Kharbanda, owner of a factory outlet of Pantaloon in Sector 35, said there was a great demand for these T-shirts, both from kids and adults. He said today about 20 students of Vivek High School, Sector 38, came to the showroom to buy the T-shirts.Top

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