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Clashes mar polling in Banur
Complaints of deletion of votes in Kharar constituency; EC orders inquiry

Banur/Kharar/Morinda, February 13
Window panes of several vehicles, plying on the Chandigarh-Ambala national highway, were today broken following a clash between supporters of the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal at Lalru during the polling in the Banur Assembly constituency.

The SAD-BJP candidate from the Banur Assembly constituency and the Finance Minister of Punjab, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, being chased by a mob at Lalru on Wednesday.
The SAD-BJP candidate from the Banur Assembly constituency and the Finance Minister of Punjab, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, being chased by a mob at Lalru on Wednesday.

Ambush laid for hooligans
Chandigarh, February 13
Valentine’s Day revellers in discotheques, do not even think of putting your arms around any girl dancing on floor. If you pick up a fight, bouncers will finish it and hand you over to the police.



Win over your Valentine with small gifts
Chandigarh, February 13
Cupid’s angles - in dazzling metallic bustiers over glittering faux leather pants - are all set to shine on February 14 in discotheques and college campuses. For them, it is all decided.

City girls buy cards on the eve of St Valentine’s Day, on Panjab University campus, Chandigarh, 
on Wednesday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

City girls buy cards on the eve of St Valentine’s Day, on Panjab University campus, Chandigarh,

Parties set to fight it out in court
Chandigarh, February 13
A local court seems to have become the battleground for political parties with eight cases having been filed against various parties so far and many more expected in the coming days.

F&CC likely to reconsider property tax issue
Chandigarh, February 13
The issues of property tax and hike in water and sewerage charges are likely to be again put before the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) in its next meeting which is likely to be held on February 18 or 19.

Opening new vistas in education
Chandigarh, February 13
She has come as an ambassador for opening new vistas in education for the youth and exploring the potential and promise India holds out to the outside world.


No-clue to ‘source’ of detonators
Panchkula, February 13
The local police is still groping in the dark about the source of over 3,500 low-intensity detonators that were discovered in Kalka yesterday. They have not ruled out the possibility of the explosives being meant for some terrorist activities in the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh.

Camp on livestock
Panchkula, February 13
The Department of Animal Husbandry organised a camp to improve the position of livestock in the district and to cure the diseases afflicting them at Barwala today. Deputy Commissioner Jyoti Arora presided over the camp.

Residents reject pact on cable tariff
Panchkula, February 13
The Panchkula Joint Welfare Association Forum has rejected the compromise between the Panchkula Residents Welfare Forum and the Panchkula Cable TV Association by claiming that this compromise was not acceptable to a majority of the residents.

Man critical due to HUDA negligence
Chandigarh, February 13
Negligence by HUDA staff in storing iron railings meant for dividing the road leading Railley village from Sector 12-A cost dear to three commuters on the road after night fall. It is learnt that HUDA had been installing iron railings on the road divider. 

Bank employees defer strike
Chandigarh, February 13
Following an assurance by the management to meet the demands of the employees of the Central Bank of India, the employees have decided to defer the nationwide strike call for February 15.

Air-hostess training workshop ends
Chandigarh, February 13
The 10-day air-hostess and cabin crew training workshop conducted by IAAN Creations concluded at Hotel Aroma today. The audio-visual production house had roped in serving professionals in the field to offer expert advice on a variety of topics ranging from job profile and industry to communication skills and formal and informal speech system.

Tibetans usher in new year with prayers
Chandigarh, February 13
For Tibetans based in the city, it was a moment of prayers. Whereas in the earlier years, they have been ushering in their new year with great jubilation, this time it was more of praying than rejoicing.


Truck driver robbed of Rs 20,000
Panchkula, February 13
A truck driver was reportedly robbed of Rs 20,000 in the Sector 8 market this afternoon. He had come here to sell his produce of tomatoes from Rajasthan. The police has registered a case in this regard.

1 booked for cheating
Chandigarh, February 13
The police has booked a resident of Patiala for cheating and forgery under various Sections of the IPC on complaint of the owner of a Sector 9-based travel agency.


Youth killed in road mishap
Dera Bassi, February 13
A youth of Dera village was killed in a head-on collision involving a Canter and a truck on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway near, here late, last night.


Jacob finds ITI in awful state
Chandigarh, February 13
Obsolete machinery and equipment in the workshop, instructors as well as students knowing little about their subjects, equipment lying packed and unused in the almirahs, were some of the observations during the surprise visit of the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) to the Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Sector 28, this morning.

TESTING TIME: The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), with students of the ITI in Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Photo Pradeep Tewari

Pressure on urban resources discussed
Chandigarh, February 13
The two-day seminar on “Emerging settlement systems” organised by the Department of Geography, Panjab University, ended here today.


Interviews for BDPOs allowed, not result
Chandigarh, February 13
Issuing notice of motion to the state of Punjab and other respondents, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered that the interviews for filling the post of Block Development and Panchayat Officers may go on but the final result will not be published.

  • Not all second complaints barred

  • Costs imposed for concealing facts

  • Principal’s transfer quashed


Mime artistes impress
Chandigarh, February 13
Sometimes the power of words falls flat. All that remains between the viewer and the performer is expression, powerful enough to compensate for absence of words.

French mime artistes Frederic Flerrera and Christopher Trainean present ‘Hare and Tortoise’, a musical mime comedy show, in Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

French mime artistes Frederic Flerrera and Christopher Trainean present ‘Hare and Tortoise’, a musical mime comedy show, in Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, Chandigarh on Wednesday.


Pneumonic plague in city?
Chandigarh, February 13
With seven patients in the PGI suffering from a communicable form of pneumonic illness and with unconfirmed sources in the hospital stating that it can be the deadly pneumonic plague, are the city residents at any risk of being exposed to the disease causing bacteria?


Cricket meet from Feb 24
Chandigarh, February 13
The second edition of the Jesus Christ Cricket Trophy will be held from February 24 at various grounds of the city, according to Mr Surinder Singh, organising secretary, who is also the secretary of the Chandigarh Cricket Association. According to Mr Naresh Paul, Chairman of End Time Harvest Ministries, this tournament will have winners cash prize of Rs 11000 and for the runner-up Rs 5,100.


DC appeals to keep town clean
Panchkula, February 13
The Haryana Government plans to develop a drain passing through Sectors 2, 4, 12 and 12-A on the pattern of Chandigarh Leisure Valley in the town, said Deputy Commissioner Jyoti Arora while presiding over a meeting of senior citizens, representatives of various welfare associations, members of industries association and senior officers of the district administration. 

MCC to issue fresh notice to cable operators
Chandigarh, February 13
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) today decided to issue a fresh one-week notice to cable operators to pay it charges imposed by the House.

MCC’s assurance to Home Secretary
Chandigarh, February 13
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) today assured Home Secretary R S Gujral to spend the full planned expenditure amount of Rs 23.75 crore during the current fiscal ending on March 31.

Ban order extended
Chandigarh, February 13
The order banning carrying of licensed firearms in public places was extended by the District Magistrate, Mr M. Ramsekhar. The order, which came into force on February 12 and will remain in force till April 12, says that some members of the public have been seen moving around with small weapons tucked under their waist belt for show off.


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