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“Fake” postal covers in circulation
Chandigarh, January 22
Philatelists in the country are being taken for a ride with “fake” postal covers in circulation. Certain unscrupulous dealers of philatelic material are misusing the permission by the Department of Posts to print unapproved special postal covers.
The special postal cover on “300 years of forgiveness of 40 Muktas” bears a screened special post mark which has not been approved by the Postal Department. The special postal cover on “300 years of forgiveness of 40 Muktas” bears a screened special post mark which has not been approved by the Postal Department.

PEC to hold special 8-week term
Chandigarh, January 22
Punjab Engineering College here will hold a special eight-week term during the summer break this year. The college will hold classes for first year students during the summer vacations.


Tearful adieu to Army hero
Panchkula, January 22
The mortal remains of Lt-Col Rajeev Bakshi, who laid down his life in the line of duty while combating ULFA terrorists in Manipur on January 20, were consigned to the flames with full military honours here today.

Lt-Col Rajeev Bakshi’s father, Lt-Col J.M.L. Bakshi (retd), pays tributes to his fallen son as his wife Nandita (right) along with their daughters Arzoo and Amanat look on in Panchkula on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Lt-Col Rajeev Bakshi’s father, Lt-Col J.M.L. Bakshi (retd), pays tributes to his fallen son as his wife Nandita (right) along with their daughters Arzoo and Amanat look on in Panchkula on Sunday.

70-year-old woman crushed to death
Kharar, January 22
A 70-year-old woman died while her husband was seriously injured when the couple’s moped was hit by a truck from behind on the Kharar- Chandigarh road here today.

Another would-be groom goes missing
Derabassi, January 22
Close on the heels of Jaswinder Pal Singh, a resident of Dera Jagadhari, going missing on January 20 days before his marriage, another youth has gone missing, spreading anxiety among the family members


Mohali faces water crisis, authorities fight over trivia
Mohali, January 22
The town is heading for a water shortage in the coming months as no new tubewells have been bored over the past more than a year by the Municipal Council to meet the growing demand.

Mama EdieA black woman who wants to serve in India
Chandigarh, January 22
For Mama Edie, an international storyteller, life has really not been a beautiful story with a happy ending. Each dawn brings a hope to be in India but by twilight the story takes a different turn and the hope manifests itself into a vain wishful thinking surrounded by fears and at times rejection too. But still this 50- year-old black woman, who is also an Ameri-Indian has not learnt to give up on her efforts to be in India.

Shiv Sena threatens stir
Panchkula, January 22
The president of Shiv Sena Hindustan, Mr Pawan Gupta, today threatened to launch a stir in case the police failed to identify those involved in the attacks on its activists in Panchkula.

World Space channels go off air
Chandigarh, January 22
Thousands of music lovers in the city and surrounding areas have been forced to go without the favourite channels on World Space for the past five days. Local interference, after the ESPN set up its tower in Mohali, has led to this blackout.

CVM to go it alone in MCC poll
Chandigarh, January 22
Putting rumours about his joining hands with the BJP at rest, a former Union Minister and president of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, today announced that the party would go all alone in the forthcoming elections to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.

Verification drive on
Chandigarh, January 22
As many as 862 servants and 450 tenants today get their antecedents verified at special verification camps organised by the UT police in various parts of the city.

Chandigarh Police personnel register details of servants during a special drive in Sector 40, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh Police personnel register details of servants during a special drive in Sector 40, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

Bank staff put off strike
Chandigarh, January 22
The three-day nationwide strike called by the All-India State Bank of Patiala Employees Association which was to begin tomorrow, was called off today.

A fake Verka ghee pack (left) with a hologram along with the original one.Spurious Verka ghee pack
Chandigarh, January 22
A resident of Sector 30 here was flummoxed when he bought a Verka ghee pack from a shop in Sector 30 only to find a liquid pack inside.

A fake Verka ghee pack (left) with a hologram along with the original one.

Brahmin Mahasabha vows to help poor students
Panchkula, January 22
The national president of the Akhil Bhartiya Brahmin Mahasabha, Mr Madan Gopal Sharma, today called upon the members of the mahasabha to work for the poor and promotion of literacy.

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Power, water shortage
Haryana Vikas Party members of Ambala under the presidentship of Mr Anil Vij recently staged a dharna at the conjunction of Nicholson Road and DC road (Tanga stand) here to demonstrate against the acute deficiency of electricity and water.


15-yr-old girl kidnapped
Chandigarh, January 22
A 15-year-old girl from Baltana village was reportedly kidnapped by a Delhi resident, who was working with the girl’s father’s tailoring shop in Sector 27-D, here.

Man held for stealing iron plates
Chandigarh, January 22
The police arrested a resident of Colony Number 4 on the charges of stealing iron plates from a plot in industrial area. Besides this, a Sector 22 resident reported theft of gold ornaments and other articles to the police.

Drunkard fires shots into air
Chandigarh, January 22
Fear prevailed among shopkeepers of the Sector 29 iron market after a drunkard fired shots into the air late in the evening. According to sources, Jaspreet Singh, a resident of Sector 44, fired shots while trying to escape some shopkeepers with whom he had a long-pending dispute.


Eatery in Colonel’s memory
Chandigarh, January 22
What could be a better ode to their father, Col A.B. Singh, the pioneer in bringing fast food culture to the city, than opening and dedicating another eatery in his memory.


Students posted on stamps
Chandigarh, January 22
Schoolchildren today tested their hands at design-a-stamp painting competition organised by the Department of Posts as part of ‘CHANDIPEX-2006’, a two-day district-level philatelic exhibition which concluded at Sandesh Bhavan, Sector 17, here.

Students, read on...
Chandigarh, January 22
“Our reading habits closely parallel our thinking habits and a large measure of man’s progress comes about as a result of reading which is one of the chief means for the enfoldment of all knowledge and understanding,” said Vipin Pubby, Resident Editor, The Indian Express, while addressing prize winners of library-related competitions-2005 at DAV College, Sector 10, here today.

British Council selects Landran institute for BEC
Mohali, January 22
Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, has initiated collaboration with British Council — a division of the British High Commission in India. Mr Deep Adhikari, Head Examination Services, British Council, New Delhi, accompanied by Ms Aisha Gupta and Mr Vivek Saini visited the CEC for this purpose.

Micro-teaching stressed
Chandigarh, January 22
Two extension lectures on education concluded at Government College of Education, Sector 20, here today.

Inter-school painting contest
Chandigarh, January 22
An inter-school painting competition was today organised at Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 45, by the State Bank of India, Mohali branch, and Bani Tirth Institute of Music. At least 125 children from schools from Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula participated.

GGSGW-26 celebrates founder’s day
Chandigarh, January 22
Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, here celebrated its founder’s day associated with the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in the college auditorium.

Aerobic classes
Mohali, January 22
Gian Jyoti School organised aerobic classes for the students to acquaint them with the importance of physical exercises in order to keep fit. Mr Anurag Pandey conducted the classes.

CBSE helpline from Feb 1
Chandigarh, January 19
The Central Board of Secondary Education has announced the start of telecounselling from February 1 to March 31st. In Chandigarh, Ms Sarita Manuja, Principal DAV Public School, Sector 8, will be the telecounsellor and can be contacted at 9814163602 between 12.00 pm to 4.00pm and from 8.00 pm till midnight.

Exhibition at JPA Toddlers’ World
Panchkula, January 22
The leading preparatory institute for children, JPA Toddlers' World, held its annual crafts exhibition on the school premises here.


Fortis doctors give tips to scribes on healthy living
Mohali, January 22
The Chandigarh Press Club in collaboration with Fortis Hospital here organised a workshop for mediapersons. A large number of journalists participated.


Carmel, St Anne’s in tennis final
Chandigarh, January 22
Carmel Convent, Sector 9, and St Anne’s, Sector 32, will meet in the girls under-19 tennis final of the Inter-School Tournament being conducted at the Lake Club here.

Allahabad varsity triumphs
Chandigarh, January 22
Punjabi University, Patiala, lost to Allahabad University 1-3 in the ongoing North-East Zone Inter University Tennis (Men) Championship at Panjab University here today.

PEC XI in cricket semis
Chandigarh, January 22
Punjab Engineering College XI (PEC XI) and Government Medical College XI (GMC XI) beat Canara Bank and Punjab Financial Corporation XI (PFC XI) to move into the semifinals of the 12th Inter-Institutional Cricket Tournament being played at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.

PU beat Delhi varsity
Chandigarh, January 22
The hosts, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh beat Delhi University by 53-50 in the league match of North Zone Inter University Basketball (Men) Championship at the P U campus here today. For Chandigarh, Amritpal and Fatehjit scored 10 points each. Gurpal and Mandeep scored nine and eight points, respectively.


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