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Love golf? Home in on the periphery
Chandigarh, January 29
Wooing investors to the city’s periphery with luxury apartments, penthouses and swimming pools may soon be passé. Residential projects with golf courses are the new rage. And real estate firms could have well hit the nail on the head given the residents love for golf and fondness for a good life.

No need to get affidavit: Secy
Chandigarh January 29
UT Home Secretary Krishna Mohan has asked all departments not to ask for any affidavit along with the application from the public for any work/service, except in cases where the provision to obtain an affidavit exists in the statute.


EARLIER STORIES

Jagir a victim of conspiracy: LHRI
Chandigarh, January 29
Lawyers for Human Rights International (LHRI) today termed the case of molestation involving Inspector Jagir Singh and a SI, a conspiracy. The city-based Human Rights Organisation after conducting an inquiry into the matter said that the Inspector was a victim of internal factionalism of the Chandigarh Police.

NHRC moved over man’s torture
Chandigarh, January 29
A city-based human rights organisation today moved the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) over the alleged torture of a Mauli Jagran resident by the police.

Cycling row: PU likely to move court
Chandigarh, January 29
The Panjab University Sports Department is all set to move court against the disqualification of its women cycling team during the All India Inter-Varsity Cycling Championship. The championship was held in November last year at Punjabi University, Patiala.

Pandits to spread AIDS awareness
Chandigarh, January 29
After maulvis, priests and granthis of the city, it is now pandits and pujaris who would preach the devotees on HIV/AIDS, its preventions and consequences. Stressing upon the role of pujaris in combating HIV / AIDS, the state AIDS control society, Chandigarh, organised a workshop at Guga Mari Temple in Sector 20, here today.


Pandits attend a workshop organised by the State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh, at Guga Mari Temple in Sector 20, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Pandits attend a workshop organised by the State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh, at Guga Mari Temple in Sector 20, on Monday.


COMMUNITY

AWWA releases its first calendar

Chandigarh, January 29
The first-ever Western Command AWWA (Army Wives Welfare Association) calendar was released by General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lt Gen Daljeet Singh, in Chandimandir today. He also released the Western Command calendar.

Western Command GOC-in-C Lt Gen Daljeet Singh and AWWA president Mohini Daljeet Singh at the release in Chandimandir on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Western Command GOC-in-C Lt Gen Daljeet Singh and AWWA president Mohini Daljeet Singh at the release in Chandimandir on Monday.

Fauji Beat
Indian Army Band in Japan What a fall for soldiering!
DURING the Raj days, soldiering was considered as one of the best professions in India. In fact, the only service that had an edge over it was the Indian Civil Service (ICS). Yet, some of the ICS officers sent their sons to the Army. Both these services enjoyed an enviable status and offered good life to their members.
Indian Army Band in Japan

Land mafia ‘out to grab’ park
Zirakpur, January 29
After being allegedly at the receiving end as far as civic amenities are concerned, residents of the Shalimar Enclave are faced with another problem. If the allegations of the Residents’ Welfare Association are any indication, land mafia is trying to grab a park of the colony falling in Himmatgarh village in the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat limits.

Air Marshal inspects 3 BRD
Chandigarh, January 29
Air Vice Marshal A.K. Shyam, the Senior Air and Administrative Staff Officer of the IAF’s Nagpur-based, Maintenance Command, arrived at No.3 Base Repair Depot (BRD), here today on an inspection visit.

Prisoners’ wages hiked
Chandigarh January 29
As part of the Administration’s drive for the welfare of jail inmates and to bring them into mainstream, it has approved new wages for skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled prisoners.

Tribune employee bereaved

 
CRIME

Man found hurt on road, dies in GMCH
Chandigarh, January 29
A man was found lying seriously injured along the road in the industrial area this morning. He was rushed to Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Claim on dead body: Ludhiana man held
Chandigarh, January 29
The police today arrested a Ludhiana resident, Jang Singh, on the charge of taking away a body, claiming it to be of his son in August this year. Two other suspects in this case are still at large, the police said.

PTC employee ends life
Mohali, January 29
An employee of the Punjab Tubewell Corporation allegedly committed suicide at the corporation’s office in Phase VI here last night.

Eve-teaser held
The police arrested Tahir alias Shehjada of Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran, from Manimajra on the allegation of indulging in eve teasing on Sunday. A case has been registered in this connection.

Property dealer commits suicide
Panchkula, January 29
Suffering from depression a city based property dealer allegedly committed suicide by handing himself with the ceiling fan of his room in Sector 20 this afternoon.

2 drunkards detained
Panchkula, January 29 Two drunkards were today rounded up for creating nuisance in public here today. While Sector 19 resident, Kaku, was taken into custody by the police for smashing windows of neighbouring houses, Rajiv Colony resident Rampal was arrested for breaking into a house and creating a ruckus in the General Hospital, Sector 6.

4 hurt in road accident
Mohali, January 29
Four persons were injured, one of them seriously, in a collision between a Qualis and a dumper truck at a chowk separating Phases X and XI here today.

 
BUSINESS

Punjab emerging as second ‘fashion eyewear hotspot’
Chandigarh, January 29
Eye to eye with fashion, sunglass manufacturing companies are now looking at Punjab for expanding their market vision. For, the state is fast emerging as the country’s second “fashion eyewear” headquarters after Delhi . It may raise your eyebrows, but Mumbai is far behind in fashion eyewear scene.
Amarbir Singh

‘LG Lohri Dhoom’ winners
Chandigarh, January 29
LG Electronics today announced the names of lucky winners of the second weekly draw of their promotional scheme “LG LOHRI DHOOM”. Mr. Gurmeet Singh of Khanna won the first prize of a direct cool refrigerator, followed by Mr. Ashish Kumar of Ludhiana who won a motorbike.

 
EDUCATION

Students, teachers pledge to follow Gandhian principles
Chandigarh, January 29
Thousands of students and their teachers pledged to uphold the values of peace and non-violence in their lives today on the on the eve of Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi.

From Colleges
UGC-sponsored seminar conducted
Chandigarh, January 29
Department of Commerce and Business Administration of Government College, Sector 11, organised a UGC sponsored seminar on the Topic, “Economic Impact of Indo-Pak Trade Relations” yesterday. Dr P.K. Vasudeva, Prof. ICFAI Business School, Chandigarh delivered the keynote address at the seminar.

Moti Ram students get awards
Chandigarh, January 29
Sportsmen and meritorious students of Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, here were awarded at the annual function held in the school today.

Plant nursery inaugurated in school
Chandigarh, January 29
Jyoti of Government Model High School, Sector 20-D, emerged winner in the slogan-writing contest during the inter-school competitions in various event held at GMHS-20 premises, here, today.


COURTS

‘Kidnapped’ man accuses cops of abducting his ‘kidnappers’
Chandigarh, January 29
In what may raise serious questions over the functioning of the Punjab police, a man whose kidnapping case is being investigated by the Mohali police, appeared before a Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking release from alleged illegal police custody of two men, who had been accused of having a hand in his kidnapping.

170 officers move HC over pay panel arrears
Chandigarh, January 29
About 170 serving and retired armed forces officers have moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking arrears arising out of anomalies in revising pay scales consequent to the implementation of the Fourth Pay Commission (FPC).

Plea against acquittal admitted
Chandigarh, January 29
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has admitted for further hearing an appeal filed against the December 20, 2005 order of the Additional Sessions Judge, Ferozepore, who had acquitted the accused allegedly involved in the day-light murder of two persons in 2001.

 
CULTURE

Noted artiste Shekhar Sen performs at Tagore today
Chandigarh, January 29
Shekhar Sen is in the city to present his solo performance of two hour long play ‘Kabir’ at the Tagore Theatre on Tuesday. Credited with over 1000 performances the world over, Shekhar had sung , composed and released 193 cassettes and CDs so far including some films and TV serials.


Shekher Sen

Patriotic songs mark society's function
Chandigarh, January 29
The Tribune Uttarakhand Welfare Society has organised its annual function here.

The Party is over
Chandigarh, January 29
Filmmaker Sunil Babbar has finished shooting his new film “The Party”. The film, shot primarily in a restaurant in Sector 26 and the Rock Garden, is slated for release in March. Babbar had earlier made an India-English feature film “Ants” which was awarded "Best Foreign Film" in 'Yellowstone International Film Festival 2002' held in Montana, USA.

HEALTH

Wheat allergy on rise in children
Chandigarh, January 29
Read up on wheat allergy. It’s high time -- four to five children suffering from wheat allergy are registered with PGI every week. So if your child is losing weight or not gaining in height, don’t take it lightly, say paediatric gastroenterologists.

Gastroenterologists to update knowledge, skills
Chandigarh, January 29
Over 300 practicing gastroenterologists and physicians from all over India will participate in the third update continuing medical education (CME) “Gastro-2007’ at the PGI from February 2 to 4. Besides this about 70 faculty members are also likely to participate in the CME.

 
SPORTS

City gymnasts in for a treat

Chandigarh, January 29
The City gymnasts are in for a special treat. For, the proposals to the tune of lacs are on the agenda of Chandigarh Sports Department.
The Sector 7 Sports complex is coming up with a new state of art landing pit at its Gymnasium Hall. It is made up of crossed layers of foam with air tunnels, stabilisation netting and loose foam blocks coupled with safe high density padding, making it compliant to the international standards.





Gymnasts make full use of the newly-built landing pit at Gymnasium Hall in the Sector 7 Sports Complex in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Gymnasts make full use of the newly-built landing pit at Gymnasium Hall in the Sector 7 Sports Complex in Chandigarh.

Body-building title for Ajay

Chandigarh, January 29
Ajay Kumar of the Bon Sante Club clinched first place in below 65 kg category in the 16th Junior and the 13th Sub-Junior Mr Chandigarh Body Building Championships, held at DAV College, Sector 10, here, yesterday.

Ajay Kumar, displaying his body, who won the Junior Mr Chandigarh title at the 16th body building championship in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Ajay Kumar, displaying his body, who won the Junior Mr Chandigarh title at the 16th body building championship in Chandigarh.

APJ cricket tourney from today
Mohali, January 29
The first APJ Under-13 Cricket Tournament will start on the MCA ground of the PCA and YPS School from January 30 to February 4.

Sajit, Abhinav star in Satluj victory
Panchkula, January 29
A fine performance by Sajit Nagrath (75) and an unbeaten knock of 63 runs by Abhinav Goel enabled Satluj Public School to beat Delhi Public School, Pinjore, by a huge margin of 98 runs in the first semifinal of the 1st Satluj Numero Uno u-14 Cricket Tournament. The tournament held at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, here, today.

MCM win baseball match
Chandigarh, January 29
A baseball match between GN Khalsa College, Ludhiana, and GN Girls College, Ludhiana, ended in draw (13-13) in the Panjab University Inter-College Baseball (women) tournament being held on PU ground here today. In another match, local MCM DAV College beat Ramgharia Girls College, Ludhiana, 12-2. The tournament is being played on the league basis.

Prize distribution function held
Chandigarh, January 29
The annual prize distribution function of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, was held at its premises today.


Students perform bhangra at their annual function in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Students perform bhangra at their annual function in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, Chandigarh on Monday.

Cycle rally for healthy heart
Chandigarh, January 29
As a regular monthly activity the Chandigarh Healthy Heart Action Project (CHHAP) yesterday organised a cycle rally in association with Government High School, Sector-12 and the Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association (CACA) to spread the message of healthy hearts in the city yesterday.

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