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IT will bring jobs for city youth: Adviser
Chandigarh, January 27
“Chandigarh is an IT and education destination,” said the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, in her Republic Day speech here. She said the Administration was committed to improving the city infrastructure and quality of life here. She also said the focus was on the needs of youngsters, for having better education and more jobs for them. “We have some of the best government and private schools in the country,” Ms Nanda said.

    Emerging as an ideal IT destination
    ROJECTED so far as City Beautiful, the focus of the Administration has now shifted towards presenting Chandigarh as the hub of information technology (IT)-related activities.

Girls perform a Haryanvi dance on Republic Day at Parade Ground, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Photo Manoj Mahajan



Tension over opening of liquor vends
SAS Nagar, January 27
The move by officials of the local administration to seal the liquor vends in the town, which were open on Republic Day, resulted in a high drama on Saturday. While the officials of the administration said they acted, as the liquor vends were doing business on a dry day, the liquor contractors said their men were detained by the officials without any “powers”.

It was business as usual at this liquor vend near Yadvindra Public School on Republic Day in SAS Nagar. — A Tribune photograph

Diplomas in professional courses likely
Chandigarh, January 27
Panjab University is planning to introduce diplomas in professional courses in its affiliated colleges from the coming session. A decision in this regard has been taken by a high-level committee comprising Prof Mohan Maharishi, Dean University Instructions, college principals Mr Tarsem Bahia, Prof Ramesh Kapoor, Mr A.C. Vaid, and Mr P.S. Sangha and the Joint Controller of Examination, Mr Ashok Raj Bhandari.

Bricks come down on car
Chandigarh, January 27
Bricks of government house 3121 in Sector 39 peeled off here today, damaging the windscreen and the top of the car of the house occupant, which sparking off fear among residents of these Punjab Government flats.

Bricks of Punjab Government house 3121 in Sector-39-D came off and fell on this car parked below, damaging its windscreen and top, in Chandigarh on Sunday. A resident scratches off cement from a wall by hand.

Sodhi Ram injured in accident
Chandigarh, January 27
The Controller of Examination, Panjab University, has been admitted to the PGI following serious injuries in a road accident near Balachaur yesterday. His sister-in-law succumbed to her injuries, reliable sources said.

City schools closed today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 27
All private and government schools in the city will remain closed tomorrow. The DPI (Schools), Mr D.S. Saroya, said that the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, declared a holiday in schools on January 28 to commend the effort of the schoolchildren in the Republic Day celebrations.

WHEN two retired Generals of the Indian Army meet at a social function it becomes an occasion for pleasantries, compliments on clothes, everything but Fauji talk. And when the two happen to be among the most recognised and photographed Generals, it means more.
  • “Gulfam”

  • All praise for boys

  • Flags are in

  • The elusive Aroona

  • Fall guys

  • Humbled

  • Parking facility...

  • A hearty laugh!


Jacob assures job to Major Mahal’s widow
Chandigarh, January 27
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today went to the residence of Major A.P.S. Mahal to condole his death. Major Mahal of the Army Aviation Corps died in helicopter crash in the Ladakh sector on January 24.
The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), consoles the mother and the wife (with daughter in her lap) of Major A.P.S. Mahal who died in a helicopter crash in Leh, in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Hit by car, blue bull sustains injuries
Chandigarh, January 27
A female blue bull had a narrow escape this afternoon when, while crossing the road opposite the Industrial Area Cremation Ground, it collided with a car. The blue bull, which had probably strayed from the Daria reserve forest area, was hit by a car along the bypass road to the railway station. The animal, reportedly pregnant, tried to jump over the car in a frenzy but was injured when it was not able to do so.

Mother nature inspires me
IS conception of art is not limited to a few good strokes of the paintbrush. Suresh Pushpakar is an artist who believes in the diversity of art. After completing BFA from the Government College of Art, Chandigarh, Suresh used his artistic pursuits to excel in many related fields. He has to his credit the first-ever beauty contest in the region, “Miss Chandigarh 86”. Suresh gets immense satisfaction from acting in plays. His serial was telecast on DD in 1991 and he was the art director for TV programmes like “Jhankaar” and “Sadraan”.


Labourers kill factory driver
Dera Bassi, January 27
Altercation over an issue among some workers of a paper mill resulted into murder of a driver late last night. According to the sources, Raghubir Singh, a driver with Laxmi Pakages Limited, was reportedly stabbed to death by some other workers of the same unit at about 12.30 am on Sunday.


An attempt to make education ‘child centred’
Chandigarh, January 27
A nursery school in Sector 8 comes as a respite for many a parents who do not believe in subjecting their children through gruelling interviews for admission in nursery schools. The first of this school chain, which was inaugurated here today, believes in imparting “child centred” quality education, shunning the process of interviewing the tiny tots.


Full reimbursement for heart patient ordered
Chandigarh, January 27
In a significant judgment in favour of government employees to have best medical treatment facility either from government or private hospitals, the Central Administrative Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Finance, New Delhi, Commissioner, Central Excise Commissioner, Director-General, Health Services, and Assistant Commissioner, Ludhiana, to reimburse of full expenditure incurred by a petitioner on medical treatment and medical attendance, including the one obtained by him at Escorts Hospital.


HP helpline society function
Chandigarh, January 27
The Tribune Employees HP Helpline Cooperative Society organised its first Parivar Milan Himachali Samaroh at Tagore Theatre on the occasion of Republic Day. More than 500 Himachalis from Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula attended the samaroh, according to Mr Raj Kumar Maria, press secretary of the society.
Girls perform a Himachali dance on the occasion of the parivar milan function of The Tribune Employees HP Helpline in Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

GGDSD-32 clinches cricket title
Chandigarh, January 27
GGD SD College, Sector 32, were awarded the cricket trophy on the basis of toss when they were tied with their opponents DAV College, Sector 10, in the final of the UT Inter-college Cricket Tournament for Kapil Dev Trophy played here today at Sector 10 cricket Stadium. The eventual winners were decided by Kapil Dev by spinning the coin. Kapil Dev is also the new secretary of the UT Cricket Association.


SP’s dictates to PCR personnel
Chandigarh, January 27
Coming down heavily on personnel manning police control room Vehicles in the city for their “lazy” and “casual” approach, the Police Headquarters has issued a new set of instructions in order to improve their efficiency.

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