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Police to start highway ambulance scheme
Panchkula, January 13
The local police will soon start a highway ambulance scheme in order to provide speedy first-aid to accident victims on highway. According to sources, the police has asked the District Red Cross Society for monetary aid in purchasing ambulances for the purpose.

Flat allottees move court against CHB
Chandigarh, January 13
Alleging deficiency in services of the Chandigarh Housing Board for providing possession of its flats a year later than promised to the allottees-through various schemes floated by it, about 200 cases have been filed before the Consumer Court so far.

STD rate cut may lead to rent hike
Chandigarh, January 13
The reduction in STD rates which are applicable from tonight might land the telephone subscribers paying higher rentals. Connect, a private basic telecom operator in Punjab and Chandigarh, which has also announced slashing of STD rates, has requested the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI ) to allow the operators to increase the telephone rentals.



A sector undergoing quiet metamorphosis
Chandigarh, January 13
Have you been to Chandigarh’s Sector 17 lately? A visit to the place shows metamorphosis which has been quietly taking place in the City Beautiful’s premier shopping centre in recent times.

Tradition takes back seat in Lohri celebrations

Chandigarh, January 13
It was a rather warm day — quite unlike the one which requires bonfires to beat the chill. Nevertheless, the spirit of Lohri reigned high despite the winter’s inability to keep its date with the festival. The day was surely not the coldest in January, as it is traditionally meant to be.

Inmates of Old Age Home, Sector 15, celebrate Lohri in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Inmates of Old Age Home, Sector 15, celebrate Lohri in Chandigarh on Sunday.

The real spirit of City Beautiful came alive on January 12, the day which saw eminent artistes adjudging city girls for their singing talent. Channel V’s popstar hunt launched at Chandigarh saw such great rush of girls that the venue was almost packed beyond capacity. The line of girls was visible right at the entrance of the hotel.
  • No boys please

  • BBMB bulletins

  • Life after retirement

  • Ex-Mayor

  • For the sake of sun

  • Fellowship

  • Astrologers all

  • “Sharif insaan”

  • Unique good wishes

  • Tailpiece


A gold medallist councillor
Chandigarh, January 13
Ms Amar Kulwant Singh, a nominated councillor of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC), is likely to add the social service element to the decision making and functioning of the corporation with her vast experience in the field.

Car rally against female foeticide
Chandigarh, January 13
Members of the International Association of Lions Clubs organised a car rally in the city to create awareness among residents about the evil of female foeticide.

Anti-website Hacking Club formed
Chandigarh, January 13
In order to check the increasing menace of website hacking, city-based software experts have launched an Anti-website Hacking Club here today. The club experts, apart from reviewing the hacked websites and the modus operandi of hacking, will also share knowledge and support for corporates and individuals free of cost.

Seminar on management of hazardous chemicals
Chandigarh, January 13
A two-day seminar on ‘Management of hazardous chemicals’ organised by the Mohali Industries Association and conducted by the HRD Foundation, New Delhi, concluded at SAS Nagar yesterday. The seminar was sponsored by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests.

Opposition to house tax imposition
Panchkula, January 13
The imposition of house tax by the Municipal Council here has come up with stiff resistance from most quarters. In spite of the assurances given by the government that the imposition of this tax would be for the benefit of the masses, house owners are up in arms. 


Held for abducting, raping minor
Chandigarh, January 13
A resident of Unao district in Uttar Pradesh, Rajesh Kumar, has been arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a minor. According to the police, the victim, a 14-year old resident of Mani Majra, was abducted by the accused on January 7, while she was on her way to the Sector 20 pump for buying kerosene oil.


Book fair a big draw
Chandigarh, January 13
A large number of book-lovers thronged the National Book Fair at the Circus Grounds in Sector 17 here today on the concluding day of the fair. ‘Ved Shabd’, a collection of all four vedas and the 11 sanghitas, will adorn the stacks of the Central State Library, in Sector 17.


Matric exam schedule
SAS Nagar, January 13
The Punjab School Education Board has announced the schedule of the annual examination of Class X to be held from March 6 to 21.


A treat for lovers of French films
Chandigarh, January 13
Alain Corneau occupies a unique place in French cinema. By himself, he embodies the main genres of cinema: films noirs, detective stories, musicals, historicals, adventure films and comedies. For this very reason, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, along with the Alliance Francaise, has decided to present a selection of six films by the director.


Strokes in tribute to woman
Chandigarh, January 13
Vijay Giri is a man of many trades. But the best part is that he works to sustain the charm of each trade he enters.

Vijay K. Giri with his painting at the Kalagram art gallery in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Vijay K. Giri with his painting at the Kalagram art gallery in Chandigarh.

Memorable sitar recital
Chandigarh, January 13
Alok Dasgupta, (a well-known name in the Oriental music circle of the USA) gave a memorable sitar recital at the Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, here at the weekend. Alok was born in Jamshedpur, then in Bihar and now in Jharkhand, took rigorous training, particularly emulating Pandit Nikhil Banerji, the maestro.


Complaint against PGI doctors
Chandigarh, January 13
Alleging callous and indifferent attitude of the medical staff in the PGI’s emergency Ward, Sector 22 resident Ashwani Anand has, in a complaint submitted to the IGP, Mr B S Bassi, demanded that a case of negligence be registered against doctors attending to his relative who died while undergoing treatment.

Training programme for medical officers
Chandigarh, January 13
The UT Director, Health Services, Dr Rameshwar Chander, inaugurated a training programme for the medical officers under the national surveillance programme for communicable diseases. The DHS highlighted the prevailing conducive conditions for the outbreak of communicable diseases in the region.


Simrandeep BrarA promising cricketer
Chandigarh, January 13
Simrandeep Brar, a class XI student of Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar, has established himself in cricket circles specifically at school cricket level. Simrandeep has made his school and state proud when he played for Indian schools cricket team in the under-18 section at the just concluded International Schools Cricket Tournament held at Ludhiana.

  • Kelvinator A XI win


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