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Hawara Case
Wadhawa, sons-in-law may face extradition
Chandigarh, February 17
The police is building up a case of extradition against Pakistan-based Wadhawa Singh and his two foreign-based sons-in-law Sohan Singh and Sewa Singh as their link in the jail-break has been established with the arrest of Gurvinder Singh alias Goldy.

City-Ambala 4-laning to cost Rs 190 cr
Bhoomi poojan ceremony performed
Zirakpur, February 17
The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Major-General B. C. Khanduri (retd), today performed the bhoomi poojan ceremony for the four-laning of the Ambala-Chandigarh road (NH-22) from km 5.6 to km 40 up to junction with NH-21 under the Pradhanmantri Bharat Jodo Pariyojana (PMBJP).


Kalka-Shimla NH to be four-laned
Zirakpur (Patiala district), February 17
The Kalka-Shimla national highway connecting the capital of Himachal Pradesh with the rest of the country, will be four-laned within the next three years.

A hair-raising day for students
Chandigarh, February 17
Class X students of St Soldier International School in Sector 28 received a shock when their hair were chopped reportedly on the Principal's order, provoking them to demand police action. The incident also infuriated the parents, but they preferred to play down the matter "in the interest of their wards".

Last date extended
Chandigarh, February 17

The last date for submitting application forms for the All-India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) has been extended till February 25. — TNS

TA officers attached with special forces
Chandigarh, February 17
In a marked departure from established norms, Territorial Army (TA) officers are being attached with the Army’s special forces for training. The move has raised questions over the legality and purpose as it violates the TA’s basic charter.

Dancer in a dilemma
Chandigarh, February 17
Like any other girl of her age, Yamini Reddy is also going through a phase of confusion regarding her choice of a career. But for Yamini the tension is much high, for too much is at stake it is either lose one year of her dance practice and performances and join a management course for arts and media at the University of Warwick, UK, or to continue to do what she was born to do- Kuchipudi. “I have been selected by the University of Warwick for this course in arts management which I am tempted to take up. But it again means staying away from my dance and that too when I have just started making my mark in the classical dance circle,” says Yamini, looking a trifle worried as she talks about her aims and aspirations in life at a local hotel in Sector 35 here today.
Yamini Reddy


Mohali MC to present Rs 24.31 crore budget
Mohali, February 17
An over Rs 24.31 crore budget for the year 2004-2005 is proposed to be presented at a special meeting of the municipal council scheduled to be held on February 20. The budget proposals show an income of over Rs 23.61 crore. The balance carried forward from the previous fiscal is Rs 70 lakh.

Order on land acquisition welcomed
Chandigarh, February 17
The decision of the UT Administrator to not acquire any more lands in UT villages has been welcomed by members of the zila parishad, panchayat samiti, and sarpanches here.

Youth clean windscreens
Chandigarh, February 17
Activists of the Youth Congress and National Students Union of India today expressed their displeasure at rise in unemployment by cleaning the windscreens of cars and selling newspapers at the Government Press traffic light point.
Activists of the Youth Congress clean the windscreen of a car to protest against rise in unemployment in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Activists of the Youth Congress clean the windscreen of a car to protest against rise in unemployment


Mahila Cong chief booked
Mohali, February 17
The police has registered a case against the Mahila Congress president of the Mohali block and others on charges of voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapons and criminal intimidation.


Students of Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, Panchkula, visit The Tribune office in Chandigarh
Students of Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, Panchkula, visit The Tribune office in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Pensions scheme for PU employees mooted
Chandigarh, February 17
Introduction of pension scheme for employees will be an important item on the agenda of the Board of Finance of Panjab University meeting to be held here on February 20. Panjab University is the only one in this region which does not have a pension scheme and nor is there one for the employees of the private colleges affiliated to it.

Chinese delegation visits education board
Mohali, February 17
A five-member Chinese delegation from the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education (JPDE) reached the Punjab School Education Board here today under the educational cooperation programme.

10 UK teachers on Punjab schools’ visit
Mohali, February 17
As part of a special project, 10 teachers from the UK are on a visit to Punjab to understand teaching and learning system here. The team visited Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, Chandigarh, and Sant Isher Singh Public School, Phase VII, here.

Paragon school signs pact with Korean institute
Mohali, February 17
Paragon Senior Secondary School, Sector 71, here has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mokpo Jeong Myung Girls Middle and High School, Republic of Korea, relating to cooperative educational exchange.

Jhankar-2004 for PU students
Chandigarh, February 17
The national youth festival of the campus, Jhankar-2004, is slated to begin on February 19. The festival will see various colleges and university departments vie for top spots in contests ranging from dance to debate and painting to plays.

Devotion marks Parkash Utsav at PU
Chandigarh, February 17
Devotion blended with a feeling of camaraderie, all-pervasive at Panjab University since morning, bond together students drawn from various departments of the campus here today.

Girl students of various departments of Panjab University roll out chappatis at the community kitchen organised at the campus as a part of the Guru Gobind Singh Parkash Utsav in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Girl students of various departments of Panjab University roll out chappatis at the community kitchen organised at the campus as a part of the Guru Gobind Singh Parkash Utsav

High Court
Drugs case
Chandigarh, February 17
Issuing notice of motion to the state of Haryana on a petition filed by National Students’ Union of India’s General Secretary Ajit Singh Beniwal and two others alleging implication in a drugs case due to political reasons, Mr Justice Mehtab Singh Gill of the high court on Tuesday granted them interim bail.

Samra presents new witness


Six local artists feted at exhibition
Chandigarh, February 17
Six artists from Chandigarh and Mohali were honoured on the inaugural day of the 76th annual All-India Art Exhibition organised by the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi and the All-India Fine Arts and Crafts Society at Akademi Hall in Sector 34 here today.

Festival of Young Dancers begins
Chandigarh, February 17
The inaugural day of the Festival of Young Dancers had something to offer to everyone at the Tagore Theatre here today. Organised by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, and the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy, the festival aims at providing a platform to young artists.

Members of the Uttar Kamalabari Sattra, Majuli, perform at the Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Members of the Uttar Kamalabari Sattra, Majuli, perform at the Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh


City gets the Volvo luxury bus
Have a smooth ride in the AC bus with toilet and fridge
Volvo, described as "the driver of change in the Indian commercial vehicle industry" on Monday displayed the new model of its successful B7R luxury inter-city air-conditioned bus in Chandigarh. Costing about Rs 56 lakh, the bus was also shown to the officials of the Punjab Transport Department and Citco who were given a smooth ride on it. The bus has been equipped with a chemically-treated toilet and a fridge. 

Khadi making waves
f you thought of khadi- yes, we are talking about the “national fabric of India”- as dull, staid and only for the netas, take a chill pill. Khadi— in its various hues and weaves, — is making the new style statement.

Fitness Trail
Having a flat midriff is everyone’s dream
ave you got a spare tyre or two that you badly want to shake off ? But these do not go away, no matter what you do and stick around where you hate it the most — your middle.


You’ve resigned, PGI cardiology head told!
Chandigarh, February 17
It was a prank that left Dr Anil Grover confounded. This evening, the Head of the PGI’s Cardiology Department was informed that he had resigned even though he knew nothing about it.


Haul of medals for Army Sports Institute pugilists
Chandigarh, February 17
The pugilists of the Army Sports Institute (ASI), Pune, stole the limelight by clinching a haul of medals, including five gold and two silver medals, to emerge overall champions with 47 points in the 11th All-India Invitational AK Misra Memorial Boxing Championship that concluded at the Sector 10 rink hall.

The SAI north zone hockey team that won the All-India SAI Inter-Rgional Women  Hockey Tournament Ramandeep, gold medal winner in shot put
The SAI north zone hockey team that won the All-India SAI Inter-Regional Women  Hockey Tournament. Ramandeep, gold medal winner in shot put.

Huda cancels auction of shopping mall
Panchkula, February 17
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) today decided to cancel and re-auction one of the shopping malls. The shopping mall (SM-5) will be re-auctioned by HUDA soon.

Commercial property made leasehold
Chandigarh, February 17
The Chandigarh Administration today passed an order effecting the sale of commercial property in the city on leasehold basis. The terse two-line order was circulated among senior officers of the administration tonight.

Liquor ahatas to be removed
Chandigarh, February 17
The Chandigarh Administration is finally working to remove the liquor shops and ahatas functioning from tin sheds in various places across the city. The Administration has invited bids from property owners to take commercial property (commonly called showrooms) on rent, specifically to house liquor shops. The Administration is working out the modalities as the showrooms belong to private parties and taking them on rent so far has been the prerogative of the wine traders. 


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