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CBI swoops on office, residence of Assistant Excise Commissioner
Chandigarh, January 11
Investigators from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) descended on the office and residential premises of Mr S.P. Kansal, Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Chandigarh Administration, here this evening.

CBI sleuths emerge from the office of the Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Chandigarh, following a search and seizure operation at his office on Friday night.
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

Petrol, diesel prices slashed
Chandigarh, January 11
There is good news for consumers of petro products in the city and its peripheral areas. The price of petrol and diesel, which used to weigh heavy on the consumers' pocket, have been reduced by Rs 1.39 paise a litre and up to 8 paise a litre.




PU to check delays in exam process
Chandigarh, January 11
In keeping with the improvement in the result declaration process recorded last year, Panjab University this year, too, has planned in advance the schedule for declaration of results of various forthcoming annual examinations.

Defence studies institute for Panchkula 
Panchkula, January 11
A strategic defence studies institute, on the lines of the India Habitat Centre in Delhi, will come up in the township soon.Real-life friends Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea during their 10-second halt at the Chandigarh airport while on their way to Jalandhar.

Bipasha, Dino bare the "Raaz"
Chandigarh, January 11
Walking past the security checks at the Chandigarh Airport this afternoon, Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea looked delighted in each other's company. The grace of their presence kept enhancing as they first paused to receive bouquets presented to them by Tips and then boarded a private coach to Jalandhar. They were accompanying producer Mahesh Bhatt for the preview of their latest film "Raaz".

Real-life friends Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea during their 10-second halt at the Chandigarh airport while on their way to Jalandhar. — Photo Pankaj Sharma


BJP favoured contractors, says Congress
Chandigarh, January 11
The Congress has accused the BJP of closing all options on revoking, paid parking from Sector 17, 8 and 9 at the same time indicating concessions to employees as the trader-employee agitation continued in Sector 17 today.

Land allottment delayed yet again
Chandigarh, January 11
Members of the cooperative group housing societies, which were on the verge of being allotted lands in Sectors 48 and 49, are a disappointed lot, as the process of allotment has been delayed once again.

2-hr bandh at Sector 8 C market
Chandigarh, January 11
The Sector-8 C market here today observed a 2-hr bandh and students and employees boycotted their classes and offices, respectively, for two hours to register their protest against paid parking.

She inherited politics
Chandigarh, January 11
Ms Pushpa Sharma, ward number 16 Congress councillor, has inherited Congress politics from her family and picked up threats to her life after the death of her husband Ramesh Chand Sharma.

Ex-VC Puri to move High Court
Chandigarh, January 11
The former Panjab University Vice-Chancellor, Mr M.M. Puri, will seek legal opinion against the Chandigarh Housing Board’s cancellation of his allotment of house in the Mani Majra Housing Complex on the plea that he provided wrong information.


Five held for gambling
Chandigarh, January 11
In different incidents, the local police has arrested five persons from various parts of the city for gambling. Three persons were arrested from Colony No.5, who have been identified as Munna Lal, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, and Mukesh Kumar and Nand Lal, both residents of Colony No.5.


Deadline on ST

Milkfed offer


288 more teaching posts for Chandigarh
New Delhi, January 11
The Centre has agreed in principle to sanction 288 additional teaching posts for Chandigarh. This was agreed at a meeting between the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, and Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R Jacob here on Friday.

Indian mind wary of spoken word: JNU prof
Chandigarh, January 11
“The Indian mind is very wary of both the written and spoken word and there is no way revolutions can be brought by exposing masses to a particular set of books or sentences or words,’’ said Prof Kapil Kapoor, Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Professor in the Department of Languages, JNU, while answering to a question from the audience about how much effect can a change of a few lines in history books make to the thinking of the readers.

Kids celebrate Lohri with old age home inmates 
Chandigarh, January 11
The students of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 42, celebrated Lohri today with the inmates of the Old Age Home in Sector 15.

To the thumping beats of techno music, Panjab University students sway around a bonfire to celebrate Lohri (centre); for the tiny tots of Strawberry Field School, the music was not loud, but excitement was high and (right) inmates of Old Age Home, Sector 15, dance with students of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, while celebrating Lohri in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photos

  • Lohri at Strawberry

  • Lohri on PU campus


Don’t finalise DSPs’ selection, PPSC told
Chandigarh, January 11
Taking up two petitions, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Punjab Public Service Commission and other respondents against finalising the results of selections being carried out for filling the posts of Deputy Superintendents of Police. The Bench, headed by Mr Justice N.K. Sodhi, also issued notice of motion to the respondents for February 4.

  • No maternity leave for adopters
  • Directive to SSP on murder case
  • XEN’s order quashed
  • ADGP’s plea dismissed

Shekhar Suman shoots for ‘Neelam Ghar’
Chandigarh, January 11
TV star Shekhar Suman gives autographs to his fans at the shooting of “Neelam Ghar” at Dara Studio, SAS Nagar, on Friday.Shekhar Suman of the “Movers and Shakers” fame finally arrived in the city today to start the shooting of Zee TV’s premier games how “Neelamghar”. The shooting of the show was cancelled in view of the death of one of the cameramen. The shooting has now started at Dara Studios in SAS Nagar and will go on till January 16.

TV star Shekhar Suman gives autographs to his fans at the shooting of “Neelam Ghar” at Dara Studio, SAS Nagar, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Aloke at his best
Chandigarh, January 11
Be it melancholic tunes based on raag Marwa or the devotional raag Puriya Kalyan or the nomadic Bhairavi dhun, Aloke Dasgupta did justice to all, showing the finer points of Maihar Gharana , which has made him the most outstanding and original sitar player in the north Indian classical style.


PGI to keep tab on staff attendance
Chandigarh, January 11
In what is likely to make some difference to the administrative efficiency of the PGI, the institute will soon have compulsory acquittance rolls to keep a tab on the attendance and absence of its employees.


GGS beat MCM DAV in handball
Chandigarh, January 11
The GGS College for Women, Chandigarh, outplayed MCM DAV College for women, Chandigarh, 14-10 with the first half score at 8-3 on the second day of the Panjab University inter-college inter-zonal handball (women) tournament played on league basis here at PU grounds.

  • Body-building contest

  • Cycling championship

Annual sports day of DAV-7
Chandigarh, January 11
It was a show of equilibrium, displaying the co-ordination between body and mind, which was put up by the students of C L Aggarwal DAV Model School, on the occasion of the Annual Sports Day and prize distribution function held on the school premises in Sector 7 here today.

Handball team on dharna
Chandigarh, January 11
Students of the university handball team who are being denied a chance for participation in the handball meet, Commonwealth Games, in Malaysia by Panjab University, sat on a ‘dharna’ in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s office here today.


EC postpones firemen’s interviews
SAS Nagar, January 11
The recruitment of additional personnel for the local fire brigade seems to be jinxed. The process has been stalled for the second time in about a year and a half.

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