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School building houses Barwala college
Even though its building was constructed two years ago, it still is under the possession of the public works department

Barwala (Panchkula), March 20
The building which the Barwala Government College has still to get. It has no road connectivity yet. Government College at Barwala continues to run from a primary school building even though the construction of the building for the college was completed about two years ago.

The building which the Barwala Government College has still to get. It has no road connectivity yet.Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Plenty of funds, but little to show
Chandigarh, March 20
While the UT education department’s expenditure for 2009-2010 may have hit an all-time high with Rs 27 crore, it seems to have failed to enhance the quality of education for government school students.

Ranjit moves HC for bail
Panchkula, March 20
Ranjit Bajaj, accused of murder bid on the son of a Punjab and Haryana High Court judge, has filed an application in the High Court to seek regular bail.

Vanity Fair: Men go under the knife, too
Chandigarh, March 20
Blame it on swanky glossy men’s magazines or the likes of John Ibrahims, Salman Khans and Shah Rukhs who bare and flaunt their well sculpted bodies, the Indian male is today getting more conscious about his physical appeal than even before.



Ghazal maestro casts spell
Chandigarh, March 20
Jagjit Singh during a concert at the Nehru Bhavan in Chandigarh on Saturday. The ghazal concert by invincible ghazal king Jagjit Singh at the Nehru Bhavan will be a remembrance for music lovers.The concert organised by the Durga Das Foundation and with The Tribune Group as the media sponsor, featured the maestro after over two years. As the sonorous and masculine voice of the maestro wafted across the otherwise panoramic and tranquil ambiance at the Nehru Bhavan, the audience got enraptured.

Jagjit Singh during a concert at the Nehru Bhavan in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

50 pc subsidy on booths to riot victims
Mohali, March 20
In view of rehabilitation of the victims of 1984 riots, the government of Punjab has announced 50 per cent subsidy on the allotment of commercial booths at Mohali. GMADA officials disclosed that the Chief Minister had accorded formal approval to the allotment of these booths at 50 per cent of their existing price.

RWA urges admn to vacate community centre
Panchkula, March 20
The Residents Welfare Association (RWA), Sector 4, has urged the district administration for vacating the community centre in the area so that they could solemnise the marriage of their wards besides holding various functions.

Hope for arthritis patients
Painless, bloodless total knee replacement surgery ensures speedy recovery
Chandigarh, March 20
Tissue preserving total knee replacement surgery has brought a ray of hope for arthritis patients.The latest painless and bloodless technique ensures swift recovery combined with benefits of minimally invasive surgery, patient specific implants with higher flexibility, modified pain control concepts and minimal bleeding to suit the elderly, said Dr Manuj Wadhwa, fellow, Ranawat Knee Foundation, USA, and director, department of orthopaedics and joint replacement, Fortis Hospital, Mohali. 

Sindhi Sweets fined
Chandigarh, March 20
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has directed city-based Sindhi Sweets to pay a compensation of Rs 5,000 for selling adulterated item to Gautam Singal, DSP (intelligence wing), Punjab, along with the refund of Rs 40 received from him towards the sale of a fruitcake.

Give wings to your travel plans
From March 28, four new flights to be introduced from city 
Chandigarh, March 20
Expecting huge rush of summer travellers, airline operators have introduced four new flights from the city, besides adding new destinations from March 28.Offbeat destinations like Bangalore and Leh will see new flights added. With the peak summer season starting from the first week of April, airlines officials estimate a 20 per cent rise in domestic tourists this year.

Cash at judge’s door
Arguments conclude; next hearing on March 26
Chandigarh, March 20
After the conclusion of arguments in the cash-at-judge's-door case, the CBI court adjourned the hearing till March 26.

Garbage Plant
Notice contrary to panel findings
Chandigarh, March 20
Even after four days of publication of the notice of forfeiting the security of JP Associates, which had set up a garbage processing plant at Dadu Majra, the company is yet to receive an official communiqué in this regard.

Medical project on record books’ radar
Chandigarh, March 20
The recent visit of a team of 37 doctors, under the banner of Rotary International District 3080, to the tribal areas of Mandla district, Madhya Pradesh, is on the Guinness Book and the Limca Books of World Records radar for examining 50,000 patients and conducting 2,200 surgeries, besides 3,500 simple dental procedures in a short span of seven days.

Thefts at Warehouse
Forum tells insurance firm to pay relief
Chandigarh, March 20
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has directed National Insurance Company Limited to pay Rs 67,655 to Haryana Warehousing Corporation, Hisar, along with 9 per cent interest, with effect from July 13, 2004.

Villagers oppose land acquisition
Chandigarh, March 20
Despite assurances from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the UT Administrator Shivraj Patil, the process of divesting farmers of their land continues unabated, rued sarpanches and other representatives of villages at the “Gram Nyay Bhaithak”, organised by the Chandigarh Sanjha Morcha and the Citizens Voice at Darua village today.

Dainik Tribune’s ex-NE bereaved
Chandigarh, March 20
Former News Editor of Dainik Tribune Balram Dutt Sharma’s wife passed away today after suffering a fatal heart attack at her home in Panchkula.


Spirited science congress ends
Chandigarh, March 20
Participation of students from rural schools and periphery government schools marked the end of CHASCON, Chandigarh Science Congress at Panjab University here today.

Saupin’s School gets notice
Chandigarh, March 20
The local court today sent a notice to the city-based Saupin’s School on an application filed by Surinder Goel.


Panchayat faces teacher’s wrath
Rampur Bhuda (Zirakpur), March 2
Akali government’s decision to empower panchayats in running the government school affairs today proved costly when members of the village panchayat on a visit to inspect the village Government Senior Secondary School faced the ire of a computer teacher.

Man, son booked for fraud
Kharar, March 20
The police has booked a father-son duo for committing fraud with a resident of Mohali.In his complaint to the police, Satish Chawla from Mohali has stated that Gurdev Singh and his son, from Model town Kharar had duped him.

Cotton bales worth crores gutted
Lalru, March 20
Cotton bales worth crores of rupees were gutted in a major fire that broke at a factory at Lalru early this morning here.

Another BKI ‘terrorist’ held
Dera Bassi, March 20
Another suspected terrorist of the Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) Karwinder Singh was arrested by the Zirakpur police from Krishna Nagar, Delhi, today. Yesterday the police had arrested two suspected BKI terrorists- Daljit Kumar and Purshotam Singh in a joint operation by the Mohali and Delhi (special cell) police, near the Nabha Sahib Gurdwara on the Zirakpur-Patiala National Highway late on Thursday night.

Inefficiency of probe agencies delaying justice: Experts
Patiala, March 20
Experts blamed lackadaisical approach of judicial officers, inefficiency of investigating agencies and misuse of constitutional system of governance for impeding the smooth functioning of the Indian judicial system on concluding day of a two-day seminar on “Facets of Justice Delivery System”, organised by Punjabi University’s department of law, here.


Judges rue ‘favouritism’ in transfer policy
Chandigarh, March 20
The high court has swerved away from its transfer policy for sessions and additional sessions judges. Nearly 15 judges have been posted in the same “zone”; a move being criticised by the “left out” judges as an attempt to ensure comfortable stay for the “favourites”.

Advocate’s clerk gets two-year jail 
Chandigarh, March 20
The court of civil judge Sunil Kumar yesterday convicted an advocate’s clerk and sentenced him to two years in jail under Sections 380 (for theft) and 411 (for retaining stolen property) of the Indian Penal Code.

Baba Pritpal denied bail
Chandigarh, March 20
Additional District and Sessions Judge Gian Chand Garg today dismissed the bail application of Baba Pritpal Singh, head of the Gursagar Sahib Gurdwara Committee, in a land fraud case.


Gang of thieves busted, 4 arrested
Chandigarh, March 20 The police claimed to busted a gang of thieves with the arrest of four of its members from Sector 52 last night.

Man injured in assault
Chandigarh, March 20
The police has registered a case on the complaint of Bhola, a resident of Sector 22, in which he alleged that some unknown persons had beaten him up last night in Sector 22. Bhola sustained injuries and was admitted to GMHS, Sector 16. A case under Sections 323, 506 and 34 of the IPC has been registered in the Sector 17 police station.


Sunny, Abhishek out of action
Chandigarh, March 20
In a major upset, local ace rallyist Sunny Sidhu and desert storm champion Abhishek Mishra are out of the SJOBA Thunderbolt Sub-Himalayan Rally-2010 here today.The reason behind ousting of Sunny and Mishra is snag in the vehicles. While the engine of Sunny’s gypsy failed, Mishra’s gypsy also developed some mechanical problems.

Madhurima Madhurima breaks right arm
Chandigarh, March 20
She is down but not out. The first-ever woman participant in the two-wheeler category of St John’s Old Boys’ Association motor rally, Madhurima Awasthi today met with an accident and broke her right arm, while participating in the rally.
Though the accident forced the brave girl out of action for the moment, Madhurima is taking it in stride and termed it “a part of the game”.“I am unlucky that I had an accident on the first day, but trust me this is not going to stop me for such adventures in future,” asserted Madhurima.

Akash, Kannan enter qualifying round
Chandigarh, March 20
A player in action during the ITF Men’s Tournament at CLTA in Chandigarh on Saturday. Akash Wagh and Kamala Kannan defeated Chandril Sood and Gurinder Singh in the first-round qualifying match in the $10,000 India F2 Futures ITF Men’s Circuit, being held at the CLTA Tennis Complex, Sector 10, here today.Akash defeated Chandril 7-6 (2), 6-7 (5), 6-4 in a hard-fought three-set match. Both the players were evenly matched in their serve, volley and ground strokes and Akash just managed to win the first set in a tie-breaker at 7-6 (2). 

A player in action during the ITF Men’s Tournament at CLTA in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Handball meet from March 27
Chandigarh, March 20
The Chandigarh Handball Association (CHA) would organise the Senior (men and women) and Sub-Junior (boys and girls) State Handball Championship at the coaching centre, Government Model Senior Secondary  School, Sector 19, from March 27.

Simranpreet scripts DAV academy win
Mohali, March 20
An unbeaten knock of 63 runs by Simranpreet steered DAV Cricket Academy to register nine-wicket win over YPS Cricket Academy in the first match of St Stephen’s Cricket Trophy being organised by the DP Azad Cricket Academy held at YPS grounds here today.

Surinder to coach junior shuttlers
Chandigarh, March 20
Local badminton coach Surinder Mahajan has been selected coach of junior Indian badminton team for the Asian Badminton Championships-2010, to be held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


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