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New record for coldest day
No respite expected in next 48 hrs
Chandigarh, January 11
The cold wave in the city has further intensified, making the season the coldest winter ever in terms of day temperatures. The city recorded the lowest day temperature ever today, breaking the record of 8.4 degrees celsius set three days ago.

Miscreants strike again in Dera Bassi
Dera Bassi, January 11
Miscreants struck at five houses in Devi Nagar village near  here late last night and took away cash, jewellery and garments worth thousands of rupees. The Dera Bassi police reportedly reached the spot over fours hours late after receiving the information regarding the incidents.

PU reverts decision
Chandigarh, January 11
Panjab University has decided to allow students to attend classes in an another college in case their college cannot provide lectures on a permissible subject. The step is significant in the context that colleges are not offering all subject combinations, which have been identified by the University Grants Commission, due to different compulsions.



Govt Sumo injures two
Chandigarh, January 11
Two scooter-borne youths, Gopal (32) and Ravinder (22), were seriously injured when they were hit by a Haryana Government vehicle in Sector 11 here late this evening.


Cold fails to chill their resolve
Kharar, January 11
Sleeping on wet hay, covered with blankets, huddling together, it was Punjabi brotherhood at play, for a common cause. Protesting farmers blocking one of the main crossroads of the state today started Lohri ‘akhand path’ at the site of protest. They gave a call to farmers across the state to join them on Lohri, when the ‘bhog’ of ‘akhand path’ would be held.
Protesting farmers at a langar organised by neighbouring villagers at Kharar
Protesting farmers at a langar organised by neighbouring villagers at Kharar on Saturday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

They blare manifestos from loudspeakers
Panchkula, January 11
A large number of candidates have now turned to rickshaws with loudspeakers to woo voters. Rickshaws can be seen in almost all wards with loudspeakers, blaring the manifestos of candidates who have hired them. As canvassing gained momentum today, candidates offered a personal touch to their campaign, making personal contact with voters.

HPCC plan to woo ‘weak’ candidates
Panchkula, January 11
With a number of party workers and office-bearers in the election fray seemingly having an edge over rival INLD-sponsored and BJP candidates, efforts are now on by the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee to ensure that the Congress votebank remains undivided.

Road safety message at carnival
Chandigarh, January 11
The message on road safety came loud and clear through songs and skit, as the Chandigarh Police Cultural Club in association with students from various schools presented a variety show at Plaza Carnival in Sector 17 here this evening.

Children participate in a skit on road safety in Plazza Carnival in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan
Children participate in a skit on road safety in Plazza Carnival in Sector 17, Chandigarh

HelpAge India campaign successful
Chandigarh, January 11
The “Join Hands Campaign” launched by HelpAge India to cater to rapidly greying society of the country has been well received as 15 launches in 12 states have already taken place since July last year, says Mr Joygopal Podder, Assistant Director-General of the organisation.

India, China told to resolve boundary dispute
SAS Nagar, January 11
India and China were projected as the two most powerful countries in the world by 2020, said Mr Jiwan Tewari, state President of the India China Friendship Association, here today.

Lioness delivers two cubs despite...
Chhat Bir (Patiala), January 11
Many an eyebrow was raised when an Asiatic lioness delivered two cubs at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, Chhat Bir, last evening. To curb the increase in population of the “royal” inhabitants at the park, the zoo authorities had conducted vasectomy operations on 16 lions.


100 pouches of liquor seized from two
Chandigarh, January 11
The police seized 100 pouches of Hero whisky yesterday night. According to information, 50 pouches each were seized from the possession of Shivaji Shah, a resident of Colony No. 5, and Sukhdev Kumar, a resident of Dashmesh Colony, Zirakpur (Patiala). They were involved in inter-state smuggling of liquor.


It has a tale of woes but nobody to listen to
The minuscule market nestled amongst a cluster of offices and cinema halls keeps waiting for shoppers. There are thousands of people visiting Jagat and K C cinema halls, SBI's treasury branch, CITCO, Mezban Restaurant, LIC and Haryana Tourism but virtually none turns customer for the market. The market could have taken pride in dealing in hundreds of crores of rupees every year if the activities of the Bank Square had to add any business to the shopkeepers here. A view of Sector 17- B
A view of Sector 17- B. Photo Manoj Mahajan


Printmaking comes of age
Chandigarh, January 11
The moment you enter the world of prints conceived and created by Nirmal Prakash, you realise that printmaking has come of age. Stretched before the eyes is a whole new experience in artistry. The artist is a professor at the local Government College of Art in Sector 10.

Boys, too, take to knitting needles
Chandigarh, January 11
At least 200 children, including 100 boys, took part in “Aao Bune” knitting contest organised by Vardhaman Spinning and General Mill at Guru Nanak Public School in Sector 36 here today. The main objective of the contest was to revive and promote hand-knitting.

Participants of ‘Aao Bune’ Contest exhibit their knitting talent at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Participants of ‘Aao Bune’ Contest exhibit their knitting talent at Guru Nanak Public School


Victim’s plea dismissed
Chandigarh, January 11
The plea moved by the victim in the rape case of a Shimla-based girl to direct the UT police to record her statement was today dismissed by the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr K.K. Goel.

Notice on contempt proceedings
Panchkula, January 11
Acting on a suit for mandatory injunction for initiating contempt proceedings, the court of Mr P.K. Yadav, Civil Judge, Junior Division, Panchkula, today issued a notice to five persons, including the Secretary-cum-Financial Commissioner, Agriculture and Cane Commissioner, Haryana.


Breaking barriers to unite styles
Chandigarh, January 11
Alliance Francaise Art Gallery, Sector 36, yesterday opened to the group show of four artists of repute — Prem Singh, with his ever expanding world of colours and forms, S.K. Sahni with the magical bearing of his straight lines, Jivan Adalja with the sombre effect of sorrowful eyes and K. Damodaran with the delightful expression of amalgamation arrived by mixing colours.

Packaging dreams into reality
Chandigarh, Jan 11
Marriages may have been made in heaven but they are, after all, consummated on earth. Insofar as God leaves the preparation of weddings to humans, they are bound to make its celebration heavenly. In fact, the urge to make the marriage work runs so strong among the families of prospective brides and grooms that they just won’t compromise on any aspect concerning the wedding.
A view of different styles of trousseau packing being showcased at Vivah 2003
A view of different styles of trousseau packing being showcased at Vivah 2003.

Film Review 
Om Puri stands out
apko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai” (Jagat and Suraj, Panchkula) is a decent romantic comedy, a genre that is normally not tried in Indian cinema. Although not a direct copy, but the film has the story idea borrowed from ‘Father of the Bride’, a famous Hollywood film which had an over-protective father trying to woo away his daughter from her genuine lover.

Painting on rice grain
Chandigarh, January 11
Figures of dancing girls to landscapes — nothing unusual about the themes but it is the technique that attracts your attention. Painted on rice grains or needle tips, the miniature paintings are almost invisible to the naked eyes. But as you peer through the huge magnifying glasses, the beauty of this world comes alive. Minute they may be, but definitely complete with bold defined lines and splashes of colours.


Dr Dash leads the race for PGI Dean post
Chandigarh, January 11
Even as the PGI awaits the directions of the Union Health Ministry on the next move following the setting aside of the appointment of Dr O.N. Nagi as Dean, the names of senior doctors eligible for the post have already started doing the rounds, with Dr R.J. Dash leading the race.

'Centre’s help necessary to fight AIDS’
Chandigarh, January 11
Seeing an increase in the number of HIV patients, the Union Government must be approached for free medicines for the infected persons and waiving off the testing fee, opined members of the governing body of the State AIDS. Prevention and Control Society, UT.


Badminton hall inauguration on Jan 16
Panchkula, January 11
Badminton lovers here have some reasons to celebrate on Thursday. It will mark the opening of three badminton courts in a hall at Sports Complex in Sector 3. It will host the All-India Tara Chand Memorial Junior Invitational Badminton Tournament from January 16 to 19.

Deepak, H. Sarda Devi top seeds for badminton meet
Chandigarh, January 11
Deepak Sidhu in men’s section, while H. Sarda Devi in women’s section are the top seed for the XIVth Chandigarh State Badminton Championship to be held from tomorrow at Sector 42 badminton hall.

SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, in action at the Panjab University Inter-College Soccer Meet in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, in action at the Panjab University Inter-College Soccer Meet in Chandigarh
  • Silver for Ankur
  • SGGS Khalsa lift trophy

  • Football tourney

  • Sports festival

CBA controversy takes new turn
Chandigarh, January 11
The ongoing infighting between members of the Chandigarh Basketball Association took a new turn with the Col A.S. Judge led faction holding its special general body meeting at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, here today. Col Judge has retained the post of the president.


Kharar bypass project dropped
Kharar, January 11
The Punjab Government has decided to drop the much- publicised Kharar bypass project that was to start from Desu Majra village on the SAS Nagar-Kharar portion of National Highway 21 and end at Khanpur. Besides, the government has decided to four- lane the road connecting Desu Majra and Kharar.

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