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HC order to MC on parking issue
Chandigarh, February 22
Taking a serious view of entry fee, rude parking lot attendants, overcharging and other difficulties being encountered by residents while parking their vehicles in the city, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today suo-motu directed the Commissioner of Chandigarh’s Municipal Corporation to examine and rectify the problems by giving directions to the parking lot contractor.

City blooms with fragrance of roses
Chandigarh, February 22
It was all spring and surprise for visitors to the Rose Garden in Sector 16 today. The opening day of the much-awaited Festival of Gardens was made more worthwhile by the breeze that seemed to bid a farewell to winter.
Blooming faces smile as hope-filled eyes admire roses during the Festival of Gardens in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Blooming faces smile as hope-filled eyes admire roses during the Festival of Gardens in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Friday.



Zirakpur-Dera Bassi stretch closed till Feb 27
Dera Bassi, February 22
The Zirakpur-Dera Bassi stretch of the busy Chandigarh-Ambala highway was closed to vehicular traffic for six days late last night and the traffic was diverted to other roads on account of the repair work being undertaken on the Ghaggar bridge near Bhankharpur about 3 km from here.

Syndicate to take up fee hike issue today
Chandigarh, February 22
A proposal for a fee hike of 10 per cent in the university and affiliated colleges features prominently in the Syndicate meeting of Panjab University scheduled for tomorrow. The hike on all charges barring tuition fee will be applicable from the forthcoming academic session.

Residents for better rail link
Chandigarh, February 22
Despite being the joint Capital of Punjab and Haryana and the most happening place north of Delhi, Chandigarh has not been given a single long distance train right since Independence. The question uppermost in city residents' mind is when will this imbalance be corrected? Demands in the past two decades made by successive local MPs to have fallen on deaf ears.

Pak national remanded in custody
Chandigarh, February 22
A Pakistan national, Riyaz, who was arrested by the special branch of Delhi police for overstaying in Chandigarh with help of fake documents, was today produced in a local court by the police.


Dr Dewan elected INSA fellow
Chandigarh, February 22
Dr Indarjit Dewan, Emeritus professor of Anatomy and Forensic Medicine at PGI, has been elected as the fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), the highest scientific body in the country.

PUDA leaves plot holders high and dry
SAS Nagar, February 22
In a perfect example of official apathy in the estate office of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA), a number of four marla plot holders in the town are running from pillar to post to get possession of their plots for a period ranging from two years to seven months.

Seminar on female foeticide
Chandigarh, February 22
The Lions Club Nightingale organised a seminar on female foeticide in the Sector 42 Government College for Girls here today.

Inflated water bills irk residents
Panchkula, February 22
Resentment prevails among residents of Group Housing Societies at Mansa Devi Complex over inflated water bills issued by HUDA. They alleged that the bills were not in accordance with a notification dated 18.10.2001 issued by HUDA.

A slice of the West
It’s all about optimal utilisation of space. If planned properly, just 650 sq feet of rectangular area is enough to be transformed into a lively eatery, complete with flowers and magazines. Like the newly married couple Anjum Mohan Singh (son of Aroma’s Man Mohan Singh) and Richa Butail have done.


Woman’s purse snatched
Chandigarh, February 22
Ms Kate Edoghoho and Victor Obra, an African couple, who were going on a rickshaw last evening, reported that two clean-shaven men on a scooter snatched her purse containing a mobile phone, one passport and some African currency. A case under Sections 356 and 379, IPC, has been registered at the Sector 17 police station.


PCO operators told to explore cyber vistas
SAS Nagar, February 22
It is time for PCO operators to start looking for more sources of income as the long distance call policy was opening up in the country, said the Director General of the Centre for Electronic Design and Technology of India (CEDTI) at a two-day 'Cyberpreneurship Development Programme' for the STD and PC0 operators here today.


Plan to modify PU students’ council office
Chandigarh, February 22
Modifications in the office of the Panjab University Campus Students Council will feature on the proposed list of expenditures of students’ amalgamated funds in the forthcoming session.

Evergreen kids offer Id prayers

Chandigarh, February 22
The air was resounding with sweet voices of the tiny tots of Evergreen Preparatory Academy in 34-C wishing and embracing each other in celebration of Id-ul-Zuha. Cutting across religious beliefs the tiny tots said prayers for harmony and peace in the country at a function held on school campus today.

Tiny tots celebrate Id-ul-Zuha at Evergreen Preparatory Academy in Chandigarh on Friday.
— Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

Tiny tots celebrate Id-ul-Zuha at Evergreen Preparatory Academy in Chandigarh on Friday.


Court can ‘review’ judgement
Chandigarh, February 22
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, today ruled that a court can alter or review its own judgement to correct a clerical or arithmetical error.

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Land deal case: ex-HCS officer gets bail
Chandigarh, February 22
Former HCS officer Kulbir Singh Gill allegedly involved in Mauli Jagran land deal case was today granted bail by a local court. The accused was granted bail on the furnishing a bond of Rs 25, 000 with two sureties each.


Art of friendship
Chandigarh, February 22
The space of Art Folio in Sector 9 must sure be rejoicing today. Lending beauty to walls of the gallery are signatures by two artists, who have attempted a dialogue through art, which is more of an installation. ‘Karol Bagh to Tascott’ is a celebration of a two-year-long association of Delhi’s Kanchan Chander and Australia’s Helen Geier.

Peek into erotica
Chandigarh, February 22
What Dr Alka Pande illustrated during her lecture at Government Museum, Sector 10 auditorium, yesterday served to underline this basic tendency of life, which fulfills itself through various means, art being one of the most celebrated of all.


Braving risks to battle it out
Chandigarh, February 22
If ever the medical history of the first plague breakout in the 21st century is written about, it is likely to start with... Once upon a time there was an apple farmer named Randhir who lived with his family in a small hamlet of Hathkoti in Himachal Pradesh....

Two children discharged
Chandigarh, February 22
Two children, Varun and Ekkal, admitted to the PGI's Advanced Paediatric Centre a week ago for viral gastroenteritis infection and later kept for observation, were discharged here today.


Proud moment for sportswomen
Chandigarh, February 22
The annual sports day of the local MCM DAV College, Sector 36, was a proud moment for the sportswomen of the college, who were appreciated for their past performance by the college authorities. Three international players namely Gurpreet Kaur, Sabeeha Dhillon and Guneet Raikhy were given special prizes.


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