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Health services on high alert
Chandigarh, February 23
With the death of a Kansal village resident, Krishan Singh, of what is now presumed to be plague, on February 20, the city's health services have been put on high alert.

Prince and princess in Rose Garden
Chandigarh, February 23
Immaculate peasant tops over floral white skirts fluttered in the afternoon breeze as drug-store complexioned babes with rose dabbed visages, tightly clutching frilled hats with beaded fingers, trotted up and down the lush green lawns of Sector 16 Rose Garden today. 

Rose Prince: Hardic, Akshat, Yuvraj; and Rose Princess: Khushi Kapoor, Aditi, Khushi Arora.




Peppy Masti sways audience
Chandigarh, February 23
If magical moments were weaved by Amit Kumar last night at Leisure Valley the magic continued today also though on a more robust scale with another singer — Ashok Masti.

2750 acres to be acquired for 10 new sectors of Mohali
SAS Nagar, February 23
As the exercise to develop land in five new residential sectors (76 to 80) is underway, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority is acquiring another 2,750 acres for 10 more sectors on the south-west fringe of the town.

Embraces and prayers for peace on the occasion of Id-ul-Zuha
Embraces and prayers for peace on the occasion of Id-ul-Zuha in and around Chandigarh on Saturday. 
— Tribune photos Manoj Mahajan

3-day remand for Customs Inspector
Chandigarh, February 23
Arun Kumar Singal, the Customs Inspector arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in a corruption case, was today remanded in three-day police custody by a local court. 

Risk of waterlogging
Chandigarh, February 23
Southern sectors in the city are facing the risk of getting waterlogged as the underground water-table is rising steadily. These sectors are located on a natural slope from the northern parts of the city from where water tends to flow downwards.

Banks need infrastructural investment
Chandigarh, February 23
Industrial recession has had its impact on the banking sector also which witnessed very low demand for credit from the industry last year compared to the availability with the banks. 

'TNBP': Eminently forgettable
umko Na Bhool Paayenge’ (Piccadily and Suraj, Panchkula) is an old preparation in a new package. It has all ingredients of a typical Bollywood production — mainly love, violence, family drama, lost and found and separated and re-united episodes.



Child dies in fire
Chandigarh, February 23
A four-year old girl, Rina, was burnt to death in her sleep as her mother, a vegetable vendor, was out of the house while the elder siblings were playing out side their hutment in Labour Colony number IV in Industrial Area, Phase I, here this evening.

Seminar on model Budget
Chandigarh, February 23
Budget is not merely an account of estimated receipts and expenditure of the government, it is an important tool to help in acceleration of economic development, said Mr D.C. Arya, Secretary, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (Northern India Regional Council), while addressing a seminar on model Budget 2002 , here today.

Give them time
he Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered closure of schools running in private buildings in Chandigarh from the coming academic session. This decision has put over 40,000 students in a quandary as the existing Government Secondary Schools/ Government Senior Model Schools and those run by private managements would not be able to accommodate them.

Marriages solemnised
Panchkula, February 23
For Rupa and Mohan Singh, both physically challenged, the day could not have brought more happiness. Thanks to the Lions Club (Midtown) Panchkula, the couple, alongwith six other couples were married off amongst the recital of Vedic shlokas.



Case registered
Chandigarh, February 23
Sector 36 resident Gurdial Singh has reported that he sustained injuries after he was beaten up by a servant employed by his tenant. In his complaint he has stated that he had gone to inspect the house which he owns in Sector 21 when the incident occurred, allegedly at the behest of the tenant. 

  • Liquor seized

  • Motorcyclist injured

  • Man assaulted

  • Theft cases



Workshop on further education in UK concludes
Chandigarh, February 23
To provide an in-depth knowledge of further education system in the UK with special emphasis on the higher national diploma courses, the British Council Library, Sector 9, organised a two-day workshop that concluded here today.

Woodlands celebrates poetry day
Panchkula, February 23
Woodlands House School celebrated its annual medley and poetry day here today. The programme started by a melodious prayer "Awo bhakti bhav sai" by class I and class IV students. Nursery classes put up a colourful Rajasthani dance "Mor nachai".

Eco club members organise rally
Panchkula, February 23
Students members of the Eco Club of Moti Ram Arya Modern Public School today organised a rally in order to create awareness about the conservation of environment.

Rs 1 lakh for culture promotion
Chandigarh, February 23
Students should channelise their energies for a bright future. This was said by Prof Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, who was the chief guest at ‘Sham-e-Himachal’, the annual cultural and prize distribution function organised by the All Himachal Students Association at Panjab University here today.


3 acquitted in cheating case
Chandigarh, February 23
The UT Additional Chief Magistrate, Mr Ashok Kumar, today acquitted three city residents in a case of cheating. The three were arrested by the police for allegedly selling pea after polishing with colour in Sector 26 Grain Market. 

  • Witness testifies

  • Bail granted



Restless Vikal stirs again
Chandigarh, February 23
Hayaat mustaqil gham ke siva kuchh bhi nahi shayad....
Khushie bhi yaad aati hai to aanso banke aati hai...
No matter how hard one attempts to conquer pain, it has a strange tendency of springing back into action ....and with a fresh stock of vengeance at that.

An art teachers’ show
Chandigarh, February 23
“Navroop”, an exhibition of paintings, photographs and graphics which was inaugurated in the Gallery of Government College of Art, Sector 10, yesterday, has bought together the works of nine newly-appointed teachers of the college who have been trained in various disciplines of art in Art Institutes spread over India.

Stars dance to her tune
Chandigarh, February 23
At the first glance you just dismiss her as a young movie buff working for the film unit of ‘Jee Aaiyan Noon’ in any capacity. Once you come to know Vaibhavi Merchant, you realise that she is not just anybody, but the driving force behind the dance team of the movie, who is here to choreograph nine dance sequences featuring Harbhajan Mann and Priya Gill.


Lowering infections among babies
Chandigarh, February 23
Prof S. K. Sharma, Director of the PGI, today stressed on the urgent need to try and lower newborn infection rates for successfully reducing the newborn mortality rate.

Workshop held
Chandigarh, February 23
A workshop on Clinical Pharmacology organised by the Department of Pharmacology of the PGI was held in which stress was laid on the development of new drugs that could be safe, effective and affordable to the masses.



PU shuttlers bring silver medal
Chandigarh, February 23
Panjab University shuttlers in women section returned home with a silver medal in the All-India Inter-Varsity Badminton Meet, which concluded at Jiwaji University, Gwalior, on February 19. 

  • 40 riders to test their skills

  • Referee appointed

  • Handball meet

  • Annual sports meet concludesTop

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