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NK Jain held on CBI tip-off
Chandigarh, December 23
Haryana bureaucrat N.K. Jain, accused of framing a city industrialist in a rape case, being taken to General HospitalThe search for Haryana bureaucrat and former Home Secretary, NK Jain, alleged to be the main conspirator in a rape case involving a girl from Shimla, ended this evening with his arrest from outside the Sector 30 office of the CBI here.
Haryana bureaucrat N.K. Jain, accused of framing a city industrialist in a rape case, being taken to General Hospital, Sector 16, for a medical check-up by the police in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Police plans change in patrolling pattern
SAS Nagar, December 23
In the wake of recent daring burglaries in the township, the police here has decided to change its patrolling pattern to avoid inadvertently alerting burglars in action. 


Trust throws culvert safety norms to winds
Panchkula, December 23
Defying all norms of safety for a culvert on the Sukhna choe in Saketri village near here, a charitable trust here is lifting riverbed material from the midstream , inches from the base of the culvert, to be used for the protection of the trust land.

Dancing and singing Santas. Playing Santa Claus to sweetheart
Chandigarh, December 23
Love is an expensive affair. Zameer realised this after his college-going baby threatened parting ways if he failed to prove his affection for her on Christmas. Reposing on a freshly polished cane chair in the front lawn of his palatial Sector 8 residence, little miss Tahira was obviously candid, not candied.

Dancing and singing Santas. 

Ex-DGM of corpn booked
Chandigarh, December 23
A former Deputy General Manager in the Haryana Finance Corporation, Chandigarh, Mr Anil Lekhi, was booked here today for causing a loss of Rs 26.62 lakh to the Corporation.

Sohan QadriQadri stresses on transcendence
Chandigarh, December 23
“Art just happens. It has no beginning and no end”, says Sohan Qadri, world renowned abstract painter, poet and a yoga teacher. The Copenhagen (Denmark)-based artist was in the town in connection with a talk at the CRRID.

                        City students design Delhi Metro station

Chandigarh, December 23
It is a proud moment for the staff and students of the local Government College of Arts, Sector 10. The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, will inaugurate tomorrow the Delhi Metro rail at Seelampur railway station in the Capital which has been designed by the students of the arts college.



Civic amenities main issue
Panchkula, December 23
Residents of ward no. 25 (parts of Sector 4) and ward no. 26 (parts of Sectors 2, 4 and a surrounding village) hope that their representative in the Municipal Council will ensure better civic amenities and more safety.

24 nomination papers rejected
Panchkula, December 23
As many as 24 nomination papers filed by candidates for Municipal Council poll were rejected by the Returning Officer during scrutiny, here today.

Delegation to meet President, PM
Chandigarh, December 23
The Property Owners Welfare Association here yesterday decided to take a 10-member delegation to meet President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Union Urban Development Minister Ananth Kumar urging them to scrap the Rs 1500 limit of rent protection apart from not withdrawing the already notified notification in this regard.

Jeep driver dies for want of help
Zirakpur, December 23
One person was killed in a head on-collision involving a jeep and a canter on the busy Kalka-Ambala highway this afternoon. The accident led to traffic disruption for over two hours in the absence of police personnel at the site.

‘Spirited’ men disrupt fashion show
SAS Nagar, December 23
Fashion show or free for all? This was what the audience at a fashion show organised here last evening were left wondering about.

IT training for NCC cadets
Chandigarh, December 23
Taking an initiative to open up greater vistas to cadets and to make their stint in the NCC more meaningful and rewarding, the NCC today signed a memorandum of understanding with Zee Interactive Learning Systems Limited for providing information technology training to cadets.

CIA raids on shops
Chandigarh, December 23
The CIA branch of the Chandigarh raided different shops in the city and seized 167 duplicate printer cartridges of Hewlett Packard late this evening. According to information, raiding parties of the Chandigarh Police arrested three persons for selling duplicate ink cartridges.



Two burglaries
Panchkula, December 23 
Two burglaries were reported in the district on Monday. A rented portion of a house in Sector 6 was broken into by miscreant (s) and they decamped with Rs 10,000 in cash and dental instruments. The house had been taken on rent by three students of BRS Dental College only a few days back. They were reportedly out for work when the burglary took place.

Loitering youths detained


Giant strides in IT sector
Chandigarh, December 23
After achieving the distinction of highest per capita income, above Rs 46,000, Chandigarh is emerging as a major destination for information technology and other hi-tech companies. Three call centres have already become functional here. The city has gained a distinction on the World IT map, after signing an MoU with Infosys to develop an IT park this year. 



4 city students for National Science Congress
Ramita Vig, Gobind Kumar, Deepak Vaid and Varun Sharma who left for Mysore to participate in the National Children’s Science CongressChandigarh, December 23
With four budding scientists having left for Mysore to take part in the National Children’s Science Congress to be held from December 27 to December31, the city, for the first time, entered the national science arena at the school level. 

From left: Ramita Vig, Gobind Kumar, Deepak Vaid and Varun Sharma who left for Mysore to participate in the National Children’s Science Congress.

SJOBA plays treasure hunt
Chandigarh, December 23
The second day of the Winter Reunion Fest organised by SJOBA (St John’s Old Boys Association) here led around 350 former students of the school to a wild goose chase. The event, “Treasure hunt”, started on the school premises took the participants all around the city.

Striking visual appeal
Chandigarh, December 23
The subject may be varied, but the aesthetic and visual appeal of each painting is the same, which makes watching P.S. Verma’s painting a delightful experience. From a landscape, which he created way back in 1952, to the latest portrait of Jagjit Singh, his creations have a pleasing effect to the eye. They are easily comprehensible.

Xmas functions in schools
Chandigarh, December 23
Christmas was celebrated at the Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, today. The programme started with students of class-V competing in monoacting, followed by a dance competition for students of class-IV. Besides various dance performances by junior students, a fancy dress competition was also organised.

New block opened
Chandigarh, December 23

The Governor of Punjab, Lt-Gen J F R Jacob (retd), inaugurated a three-storeyed additional block of the Government Central Crafts Institute for Women, Sector 11, here today.


Notice of motion

Chandigarh, December 23
Issuing notice of motion for February 10 on a petition filed by Rajpura-based Hindustan Tools and Forging Limited Workers Union, a Division Bench of the High Court has ruled that the auction of the industry “may go on”, but the amount received in it shall not be used by a bank in any manner whatsoever.



‘Suggestive dances can’t last long’
Shiamak DavarChildren perform at Tagore TheatreChandigarh, December 23
Well-known dancer and choreographer, Shiamak Davar says that the current trend of suggestive dances in Bollywood movies would not last for long. “It will pass. It cannot go on”, he said in an interview with TNS here today. 

Children perform at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, at the end of a workshop conducted by the famed Shiamak Davar group. 
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Shiamak’s tiny pupils steal hearts
Chandigarh, December 23
Tender feet and flexible limbs under the tutelage of Shiamak Davar group were ably groomed into great performers . This was evident from a show held at the end of a workshop by the group at Tagore Theatre here this evening. The workshop was organised by the Durga Das Foundation.


City residents may be eating unhygienic meat
Chandigarh, December 23
Meat, fish and pork in the city may not be hygienic, if municipal records are to be believed. This fact came to light when Municipal Corporation Medical Officer failed to reply to the Leader of the Congress Subhash Chawla’s query as to whether the corporation could inform how many licences had been issued by it in this regard.



Korfball team selected
Chandigarh, December 23
The Chandigarh Korfball Association has selected 16 players alongwith two officials for participation in the 16th Senior National Korfball championship to be held at Chennai from December 25 to 28.

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