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Ghaggar bridge unsafe for motorists
Panchkula, March 1
A vital bridge across the Ghaggar, connecting Panchkula with Nadda Sahib and beyond, is dangerously swaying more than it should. 

Bandh call evokes poor response
VHP, Shiv Sena leaders held as precautionary measure
Chandigarh, March 1
The bandh call for today given jointly by the Vishav Hindu Parishad, the Bajrang Dal and the Shiv Sena in protest against the killings of kar sewaks in Gujarat evoked a poor response in the city.

Budget provisions decried
Chandigarh, March 1
The Punjab Subordinate Services Federation today held a massive rally in Sector 17 to protest against what it described as anti-employee, anti-poor, and anti-kisan proposals of the Union Finance Minister and burnt an effigy of the Union Government.

Workers of the Nationalist Congress Party burn an effigy of the Union Budget Workers of the Nationalist Congress Party burn an effigy of the Union Budget in Chandigarh on Friday. 
— Photo Pankaj Sharma 



Kidnappers of Arshdeep nabbed
Panchkula, March 1
The police has nabbed all the accused in the kidnapping of three-year-old Arshdeep. While one of the main accused, Lohit Kaushal was nabbed from near the Nadda Sahib Gurudwara last night, the other accused — Parminder Mohan alias Paami, Nand Kishore alias Nittu, Manjit Singh alias Mithu and Sushil Kumar alias Rinku were arrested after a chase from Sirhind.

MC’s waste disposal plan: down in the dumps
SAS Nagar, March 1
While the SAS Nagar Municipal Council is faced with the problem of disposal of solid waste in wake of the plague scare, recommendations of the Central Pollution Control Board for disposal of solid waste are gathering dust among the records of the civic body.

DHS rules out plague outbreak
Chandigarh, March 1
The Director, Health Services, UT Administration, has stated that with no fresh cases of suspected plague being reported for the past 10 days in any of the city hospitals, there is no need for city residents to be scared and the city is at present safe from any possible outbreak of the disease.

Tiger killed in fight for pride
Chhat Bir, (Patiala) February 25
A fight for pride and dominance lead to the death of an adult male Royal Bengal tiger when a group of five other big cats of the same family attacked the animal killing it on the spot in an enclosure of Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, on Friday morning.



City-Landran highway being realigned
SAS Nagar, March 1
After reallotment of 200 acre of land to a religious sect out of the 1,272 acre of land acquired by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority for a new housing project, realignment of the busy Chandigarh — Landran highway is finally being done.

Badheri farmers move NHRC on land issue
Chandigarh, March 1
In a surprise move, farmers of Badheri village, located near Sector 41 here, have moved the National Human Rights Commission, saying their land was acquired last fortnight by the Chandigarh Administration under force and without adequate compensation. 

Agriculture technocrats on dharna
Chandigarh, March 1
On a call given by the Agriculture and Horticulture Technocrats Action Committee, officers of Agriculture and Horticulture departments of Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh unit of Punjab sat on dharna at the Matka Chowk in Sector 17 here.

APS Corps raising day
Chandigarh, March 1
The Army Postal Service Corps celebrated its 30th anniversary in Chandi Mandir cantonment, near here, today. A social function was organised to mark the occasion where the Chief of Staff, Western Command, Lieut-Gen H.S. Kanwar, was the chief guest. 

Sweets ’n snacks from granny’s time
Armed with the goodwill earned by nathu Sweets of Delhi in its more than 60 years of existence, two friends, who were also management experts, quit their jobs to realise their dream of bringing the sweetshop-cum-restaurant to Chandigarh in 2000.

Coldest day in March
Chandigarh, March 1
It was an unusual day for March with overcast conditions and city residents pulling out woollens from the closets. Not surprisingly, the local Meteorological Office said it had never been this cold in March in the past 20 years.

Senior citizens urged to get I-cards
Chandigarh, March 1
The Social Welfare Department, Chandigarh Administration, has asked men over 65 years and women over 60 years of age to get identity cards made for themselves to avail of the benefits of senior citizens.



Servant assaulted, Rs 25,000 looted
Chandigarh, March 1
A resident of Sector 8, Jayant Banerjee, has reported that several persons entered his house and assaulted his servant, Puran Bahadur. The assailants then locked the servant in a bathroom and ran away with Rs 25,000. The servant was able to identify at least one of the assailants. 





B. Pharma exams postponed
Chandigarh, March 1
Panjab University today decided to postpone the annual examination of Bachelor of Pharmacy courses following protests by students against advancement of examination dates without advance information to students.

Students of Government College, Sector 11, block traffic on Madhya Marg
Students of Government College, Sector 11, block traffic on Madhya Marg in Chandigarh on Friday to protest against the police inaction in arresting culprits who disrupted the Youth Festival last month. 
— A Tribune photograph

Students block traffic
Chandigarh, March 1
Students of the Government College for Men, Sector 11, today blocked vehicular traffic on Madhya Marg for over two hours in protest against police inaction in nabbing students who participated in unruly behaviour during the college Youth Festival a couple of months ago.

3 prizes for fine arts teacher
Chandigarh, March 1
Fine Arts teacher working with Government Model High School, Sector 28, Mr Rajinder Singh Heer, has won three prizes in the slogan writing, cartoon making and book mark designing competitions.

Kids learn about vermiculture
Chandigarh, March 1
The Adviser to the Chandigarh Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, inaugurated the vermical pits at Stepping Stones Public School in Sector 38 here today.


SC quashes plot resumption order
Chandigarh, March 1
The Supreme Court has quashed the order handed down by the Chandigarh Administration resuming plot Nos 332-334 in the city centre of Sector 34. Mr Justice M.B. Shah and Mr Justice B.N. Agrawal, who handed down this order on February 19, further directed the Administration to recalculate the amount payable by the appellants after giving credit of the rent taken from the tenants from the date of its receipt.

Temporary employee entitled to pension
Chandigarh, march 1
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, today ruled that a temporary employee was entitled to all the pensionary benefits payable to a regular employee.

  • Pre-arrest bail plea dismissed

  • Show-cause notice to Coop Secy

PGI Director gets bail
Chandigarh, March 1
The PGI Director, Mr S.K. Sharma, was today granted bail on furnishing a bond for Rs 5,000 by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L. Mohal, in a case filed against him by the Central Labour Department.

Jain remanded to custody
Chandigarh, March 1
The Deputy Commissioner, Customs and Central Excise, Ludhiana, Amresh Jain, who was arrested by the CBI for allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, was today remanded to judicial custody by a local court.

Police remand for Pak national
Chandigarh, March 1
Kuljinder Singh, arrested by the CID for helping the Pakistani national, Mohamad Riaz, in procuring forged documents, was today remanded in police custody till March 4 by the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr K.K Goel.



Baring apathy through theatre
Chandigarh, March 1
Apathy, in all its undertones, formed the crux of the script by Pali Bhupinder Singh, conveying a powerful message through his play titled, ‘Cheekh’. Staged at Tagore Theatre by artistes of Sandli Pairan Kala Kendra’, in collaboration with the Delhi Sangeet Natak Akademi, the play showcased familiar sequences reflecting the indifference brewing in society.


Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu Sukhmanpreet, Chetanpreet adjudged best shooters
Chandigarh, March 1
Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu of the Punjab Police and Chetanpreet Kaur also of Punjab were adjudged the best shooters in the men and the women section, respectively. 

  • Tennis meet

  • Cricket tourney

  • Best athletes

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