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Height control restriction decision
UT, Punjab set to cross swords
Former objects to planned colonisation to north of Capitol Complex
Mohali, March 7
The decision of Punjab’s Local Government Department to relax height control restrictions in its municipal areas is set to intensify the war of words between the UT and Punjab, as the former has repeatedly objected to the colonisation to the north of Chandigarh, behind the Capitol Complex.

Rathore lodges complaint with IGP
Seeks registration of attempt to murder case against Utsav
Chandigarh, March 7
Former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore has lodged a complaint with the UT IGP seeking registration of an attempt to murder case against Utsav Sharma, who allegedly stabbed him outside District Courts on February 8.

International Women's Day Special
She gives decent last rites to unclaimed bodies
Chandigarh, March 7 Former banker Amarjit Dhillon, who is on a unique mission to give decent last rites to unclaimed bodies in Chandigarh, says it is the God's will for her to do the noble job, which "gives me serenity".

500-gm gold stolen from house
Mohali, March 7
Negligence on part of a Phase IX family here cost it dear when burglars decamped with 50 tolas of gold and silver jewellery from their house while the family was away to Barog in Himachal Pradesh.


Open House Response
First streamline the MC garbage collection at source
From the painstakingly-collected data and perceptive analysis done by Sanjeev Singh Bariana in his grim reminder "UT needs a vision of garbage processing", the problem seems somewhat intractable unless experts in the fields of "Solid Waste Management" and "Alternative Technologies" are selected on merit for consultation followed by an action plan.


Surgeons’ conference concludes
Chandigarh, March 7 The concluding day of the Northern Chapter of ASI-2010 at the PGI started with a master video session where three surgical procedures were presented by eminent surgeons from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, Lakeshore Hospital, Cochin, and Manipal Hospital, Mangalore.

Embarrassing slip-up at PU rose fest
Rushing through the remaining cultural events that are held at the end of the academic session each year, members of the organising committee of the second Rose Festival at Panjab University appear to have ignored some errors in its brochure. Right from faulty sentence formation to errors in designing the brochure, the flier released at the press conference before the rose festival was lopsided.

Bikers flaunt stunts on their bikes, risking their lives at the parking outside the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Panchkula spring fest ends
Panchkula, March 7
The 24th Panchkula Spring Festival, organised by the Haryana Urban Development Authority, concluded at the town park here today amid the usual festivity, with the audience appreciating performances of the ‘bhangra’ and ‘gatka’ dances.

Women’s Day celebrated
Chandigarh, March 7 Women’s wing of the Senior Citizens Welfare Association, Mani Majra, celebrated the International Women’s Day at Lohia International School.

The high-tech car opens new doors of excitement for a not-so-affluent boy. But his curiosity cost him dear as he is pushed around and manhandled at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, in Chandigarh.
SHOW OF ARROGANCE: The high-tech car opens new doors of excitement for a not-so-affluent boy. But his curiosity cost him dear as he is pushed around and manhandled at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, in Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Vinay Malik

Play depicts life of gypsies
Chandigarh, March 7
Every community assimilates its socio-cultural nuances creating its own aura and exhaling its particular environment and the great Russian writer Alexander Pushpin had illustrated the glaring fact in his classic poem Gypsy.

Speaking Out
Women deserve a special day
March 8 is celebrated the world over as International Women’s Day. Is it a day when suddenly women find their ‘right’ place in society? Are women an oppressed, subdued class that needs a special day assigned to them, so that people have one day in a year to remember they exist? What exactly happens on this day? Are all mothers given the day off from their parenting duties?

Encroachments removed
Chandigarh, March 7
An anti-encroachment drive was carried out in the Grain Market and Subzi Mandi, Sector 26. The drive was carried out under the supervision of joint secretary, Marketing Board, along with Market Committee officials and enforcement staff.

Flowers of a silk cotton tree in full bloom in Chandigarh.
Nature’s bounty: Flowers of a silk cotton tree in full bloom in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

82 heart patients re-examined
Panchkula, March 7
The House Owners’ Welfare Association, Sector 10, in association with Fortis Multi-Specialty Hospital, organised a free heart follow-up camp at Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Sector 10, here today.

‘Palki yatra’ by Shirdi Sai Samaj
Chandigarh, March 7
Hundreds of devotees from the tricity today participate in a daylong “Palki Yatra” organised by the Shirdi Sai Samaj, Sector 29, here today.

PPCC Election
Decision of UPA chief to be final: Bhattal
Mohali, March 6
Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, leader of opposition and former Punjab Chief Minister, today said the election to the president of the PPCC would be held in July and the decision of the UPA president, Sonia Gandhi, would be final.


30,000 to appear in AIEEE in city
Chandigarh, March 7
Nearly 30,000 students are gearing up to appear in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) on April 25 in the city. While the HRD Ministry, Government of India, has expressed its intention to merge all entrance exams under the umbrella of the AIEEE in coming years, barring IIT-JEE, the students who wish to acquire seat in the city itself, need to undergo a cut-throat competition.

‘Pratibha’ — Panorama of cultural, mgmt events
Mohali, March 7
Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, Mohali, organised ‘Pratibha - incredible youth fest’, a management-cum-youth festival here today. It was a panorama of cultural and management events ranging from corporate waves to rhymes and rhythm to world of colours covering over 18 activities.


Haryana to train forensic experts
Ambala, March 7
The Haryana government has decided to introduce training for Haryana Civil Medical Services (HCMS) doctors with the aim to train them properly in the conduct of medical examination of rape victims. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting held with the director of health services, (training), Haryana, Dr Vijay Garg.

Environmental hazards discussed
Kharar, March 7
Doing their bit to save environment, Indo Global College of Education organised a one-day seminar on environmental hazards and water depletion in Punjab. PL Kaler, IFS, former principal, chief conservator of forest was the chief guest. He said: “The beauty of India lies in its rich environmental splendour and to conserve this we should make efforts to protect environment by adapting to wise means.”

Guest teachers stage dharna
Ambala, March 7
Guest teachers engaged by the Haryana government on contract basis here today staged a demonstration in support of their demands. They demanded that the Haryana government should make the terms and conditions of their service clear. They alleged that they had been facing uncertain future.

HMT employees to protest in Delhi
Kalka, March7
Anguished at the attitude of the Centre over their various pending demands for the past couple of years, the joint coordination committee of officials and workers of Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT), Pinjore, has started an indefinite dharna under the aegis of the All-India Karmacharis Federation and the All-India Officers Federation.

Women’s Day celebrated
Banur, March 7
The International Women’s Day was celebrated today at Aryans Business School. Faculty members of the Aryans Group gave presentations on biographies of business leaders like Indra Nooyi, Chanda Kochar, Niana Lal Kidwai, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Shahnaz Hussain and Vinita Bali.


Woman molested by neighbour
Chandigarh, March 7
A woman from Sector 48 accused her neighbour of molesting and assaulting her after forcibly entering her residence a couple of days back. The 32-year-old victim, a mother of two, and a resident of Guru Nanak Vihar in Sector 48, reported to the police that she was alone at her house on March 4 night as her husband had gone to Gujarat for business trip.

Cyclist killed in accident
Zirakpur, March 7
A 45-year-old cyclist died after being hit by a speeding car near the K-Area on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway here today. The deceased was identified as Amar Singh, a resident of Baltana colony, near Paras Down Town Square.

Cyclist hit by bus, dies
Chandigarh, March 7
A cyclist was killed after being hit by a CTU bus near the Sector 15 petrol station last night. The police said the victim, 35-year-old Roshan Samria of Khudda Lahora, was on his way back home when the mishap occurred around 9:30 pm. He was rushed to the PGI where doctors declared him brought dead.


City’s Sujjan Singh triumphs
Panchkula, March 7
It was Sujjan Singh’s day. This 29-year-old city golfer overcame Sri Lanka’s Anura Rohana with a remarkable play-off win to clinch the Aircel-PGTI Players Championship on the par-72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club here today.

A batsman plays a cover drive during a cricket match on Sunday.Bharat Kesho Memorial Cup
Amar Jit fashions Godrej & Boyce XI win
Panchkula, March 7
An all-round performance by Amar Jit Kumar enabled Godrej & Boyce-XI beat ICICI Bank by six wickets to enter the semi-final of the 7th Bharat Kesho Memorial Cup League Cricket Tournament being played at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here today.

A batsman plays a cover drive during a cricket match on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Lakshya, Preeti declared best athletes
Chandigarh, March 7
Lakshya Prateek Rathore and Preeti Sharma were declared the best athletes in the boys and girls events, respectively, in the 17th annual athletic meet of Government Medical College and Hospital, which concluded at the Sector 46 Sports Complex, here today.

Students take part in the 4x400m relay final during the Government Medical College sports meet at Sports Complex, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Dell XI to meet Vampire XI in final
Chandigarh, March 7
Despite all-round performance by Subhan Rana, who scored 30 runs and scalped four wickets for 16 runs, Samsung XI lost the match to Dell XI in the semifinal match of the inaugural Vampire Trophy tournament being organised by Chandigarh Cricket Association at Government Senior School, Sector 19, here today.


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