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Reprieve for flat owners in housing societies
CHB can’t restrict right to property: SC

New Delhi, April 1

In an order that might provide relief to flat owners in housing societies which did not get land through specified government agencies in the Union Territory of Chandigarh and adjoining townships of Mohali and Panchkula, the Supreme Court has said that the rules framed by the Chandigarh Housing Board imposing restrictions in this regard would not have general application.

Knowledge City
26 companies shortlisted in round one
Chandigarh, April 1
The city is poised to be a key education destination of the country. Some top educational institutions in India and abroad, vying with one another for space in the “knowledge city” here, will be offering the latest courses in management, engineering, IT, medical, design and arts.

Rural Tourism
Punjab eyes UT farmhouse
Chandigarh, April 1
Even as the initiative of the Chandigarh administration to promote rural tourism has failed miserably, the Punjab Government has sought permission from the UT to empanel a farmhouse in its Mauli Jagran village on the list of state tourism spots for promoting rural tourism.

Liquor goes cheap, cheers!
Chandigarh, April 1
The new financial year has brought cheer to bacchus lovers. As announced in the new excise policy 2007-2008, the minimum retail price of some popular brands of IMFL and country liquor have fallen by Rs 10 per bottle.





EARLIER STORIES


COMMUNITY

The ‘bright’, dark side of city roads
Chandigarh, April 1
Babus of the city don’t travel on city roads after dark, so it seems. Or, comfortable in their official vehicles, they don’t look out to realise the problems that the common man has to face every night. Only this can explain why one road is in complete darkness, while another is well lit.
The well-lit concrete road separating Sectors 31-32, Chandigarh, that has been closed to traffic for construction The road separating Sectors 32-33 enveloped in darkness due to unfunctional streetlights
The well-lit concrete road separating Sectors 31-32, Chandigarh, that has been closed to traffic for construction; and (right) the road separating Sectors 32-33 enveloped in darkness due to unfunctional streetlights. — Tribune photos by Vinay Malik

GMCH residential quarters in a shambles
Chandigarh, April 1
Residents of the type II quarters built at the residential complex of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH, Sector-32) at Sector 48 are forced to live in miserable conditions. There are no streetlights and the complex is situated in a desolate locality on the Chandigarh-Mohali border.

Judiciary leads fight against female foeticide
Chandigarh, April 1
The efforts of Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Vijender Kumar Jain and his fellow judges to play an aggressive out-of-court part in checking the problem of female foeticide are bearing fruit.

A rare cactus called “Neopororteria” blooms at the Panchkula Cactus Garden
A rare cactus called “Neopororteria” blooms at the Panchkula Cactus Garden. This cactus blooms during the day. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Kidnapping of girl
Colony No. 4 residents gherao police station
Chandigarh, April 1
Residents of Colony No. 4 staged a protest outside the Industrial Area police station, alleging police inaction in a case of kidnapping of a minor girl. They alleged that the police was not making “enough efforts” to trace the accused and the girl.

Govt should make laws to check piracy: Malkit
Chandigarh, April 1
It’s yet another Punjabi film, with a plot, that takes the audience to a foreign land and promises a twist in the tale by the end of the story.

Health official accused of seeking bribe
Chandigarh, April 1
A former parking contractor at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, has complained to home secretary-cum-health secretary and director (health Services), UT, alleging that an official at the hospital had sought bribe from him against refunding his security and earnest money lying with the health department.

Family seeks help for ailing son
Chandigarh, April 1
The family of Dhirender (23), a labourer from a village in Jharkhand, has lost all hopes of saving his life in spite of selling a small landholding there. For, the meager amount obtained from selling the piece of land is not enough to meet the staggering cost of operation, which he needs to undergo to treat renal failure.

Harmilap Nagar
A tale of endless woes
Zirakpur, April 1
The rising mercury brings its own set of problems for the residents of the Harmilap Nagar, bordering Sector 19 of Panchkula. In fact, water and electricity, two basic necessities of life, trouble the residents the most during the summer season.

Poser on Nehru’s freedom fighter status
Chandigarh, April 1
A former municipal corporation councillor and an advocate has sought information from the ministry of home affairs on if “Pt Jawaharlal Nehru was a freedom fighter and what role did he play in the freedom struggle” under the Right to Information Act.

 
CRIME

Dowry Death
Father’s quest for justice
Zirakpur, April 1
Joginder Lal, a resident of Dashmesh Colony here, is a harassed man. For the past almost one month, the 63-year-old has been running from pillar to post to get the five co-accused in the alleged dowry death of his daughter, a practising advocate of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, arrested.

Newborn’s body found in bin
Chandigarh, April 1
The body of newborn male baby was found in a garbage bin at Kajheri village, here, this morning. Sources in the police station, Sector 36, said some ragpickers noticed the body in the bin.

Murdered over rehri in alley
Chandigarh, April 1
A minor altercation over the parking of a rehri in a alley took a serious turn, when a 50-year-old vegetable vendor suffered serious head injuries after being hit by two youngsters living in in Bapu Dham Colony on Saturday night.

 
BUSINESS

Indus Airways grounded
Chandigarh, April 1
Barely three months after starting its operations from the city, Indus Airways has suspended its business throughout the country. Sources state that the airline has been grounded for at least two months. It was the only one operating direct flights from the city to Mumbai, which had come as a relief to many frequent travellers.

 
EDUCATION

Gujarat Law University students win trophy
Chandigarh, April 1
Students of Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, won the Sarin Moot Court Running Trophy at Panjab University on the concluding day of the UILS-Sarin National Moot Court Competition -2007 at the Panjab University campus here today.

Officials burdened with additional charge
Education department without key posts

Chandigarh, April 1
Chandigarh, a key education centre of North India, is without a sanctioned post of director public instructions (Schools). The incumbent, Ashwani Kumar, draws his salary as deputy director, vocational education, not as DPI (S).

10,500 take pre-medical entrance test
Chandigarh, April 1
At least 10,500 candidates from Punjab, Himachal, Haryana and Chandigarh appeared in the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) pre-medical/pre-dental entrance test (PMT) 22 centres in the city today.


DID I GET THAT RIGHT? Candidates come out of KB DAV-7, Chandigarh, after taking the CBSE PMT on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

DID I GET THAT RIGHT? Candidates come out of KB DAV-7, Chandigarh, after taking the CBSE PMT

Promote common school system: Teachers’ body
Chandigarh, April 1
In order to prepare for the mass mobilisation and to force the central government to enact the Right to Education Bill, a three-day teachers’ workshop is being conducted at Panchayat Bhawan, Sector 18, here.



AIFCTO general secretary V.K. Tiwari addresses participants on the opening day of teachers’ workshop organised at Panchayat Bhavan, Sector 18, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

AIFCTO general secretary V.K. Tiwari addresses participants on the opening day of teachers’ workshop organised at Panchayat Bhavan, Sector 18

Students showcase creativity
Mohali, April 1
The Northern India Institute of Fashion and Technology organised a two-day inter-college fest, ‘Arc En Ciel’, which concluded on the campus here yesterday. NIIFT director Vijay Sharma inaugurated the fest.

DAV-15 students, principal felicitated
Chandigarh, April 1
Seven students and Principal Rakesh Sachdeva of DAV, Sector 15, Chandigarh, were honoured at a function organised by the DAV College Managing Committee in New Delhi last evening.

 
CULTURE


ON A HIGH PITCH

Singer Sayada Begum performs during a Sufi Sham organised by the Patiala Gharana Cultural Vision at the State College for Education
Singer Sayada Begum performs during a Sufi Sham organised by the Patiala Gharana Cultural Vision at the State College for Education on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

Poets keep audience glued to seats
Chandigarh, April 1
With their brilliant sallies of fancy, ethereal vision and impulse, all six poets of humour and satire doled out their verses on diverse themes only to mesmerise the elite audience at a hasya kavi sammelan held at the auditorium of Government Museum, here, today.

Eminent classical vocalist regales audience
Chandigarh, April 1
The Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi and the Indian National Theatre teamed up to present a memorable classical vocal recital by the Nagpur-based maestro Dr Kalyani Deshmukh at the auditorium of Government Polytechnic for Women, here, yesterday.

Classical dances mark Utakal Dibas
Chandigarh, April 1
The Utkal Sanskrutik Sangh celebrated the 71st Utkal Dibas/Orissa Day on the premises of Lord Jagannath Temple, Sector 31, today. Subhash Chandra Pani, secretary, rural development, Government of India, was the chief guest.

HEALTH

20 kids examined
Chandigarh, April 1
Over 250 children were medically examined and their growth and development assessed at Gurdwara Sri Guru Teg Bahadur, Sector 34, here today. The camp was conducted by a team of paediatricians from Chaitanya Hospital.

 
SPORTS

Mani’s team clinch Wahi golf title
Chandigarh, April 1
Mani Chander’s team of R.S. Chalia, K.S. Brar and K.S. Sibia made the most of a hot and windy day today logging 104 points to clinch the title in the Pran Nath Wahi Memorial Golf Tournament. It was played on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here.

They are winners, no less
Chandigarh, April 1
Disability doesn’t lessen the effort they put in nor does it diminish the joy of winning. For Karamjit Kaur (18), Ram Dai (16), Suman (13), Parminder (13), Kuljeet (15), Abhishek (14), Shubham (11), Ram Pal (18) and Ram Saran (16), these visually impaired children of the Institute for Blind, Sector 26, were happy to be part of the Special Olympics sports meet organised by the Rotaract Club of Chandigarh at Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Sector 26, here, yesterday.
Visually impaired students of the Institute for Blind listen to their transistors which they won as a prize in the sports meet held in Chandigarh
Visually impaired students of the Institute for Blind listen to their transistors which they won as a prize in the sports meet held in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Satluj Centre in cricket semis
Chandigarh, April 1
A fine knock of 92 runs by Karan Goel, ably supported by skipper Manan Vohra (64 runs), enabled Satluj Coaching Centre to beat Coaching Centre, Sector 3, Panchkula, by 89 runs in the U-15 Surinder Singh Memorial tournament today. The tournament is being held at Satluj Public School grounds, Sector 4, here today.

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