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Govt apathy leaves students in the cold
Chandigarh, January 21
Completely indifferent towards the plight students huddled together to keep themselves warm on hard wooden benches, the authorities have not cared to ensure replacement of broken windowpanes in some government schools in the city and villages around it to prevent chilly winds from increasing their discomfort.

Children study in classes with broken windowpanes in a government school in Chandigarh. Children study in classes with broken windowpanes in a government school in Chandigarh.
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Probe says Section 307 was unnecessary
Chandigarh, January 21
A departmental inquiry into a two-month-old incident of assault by the son of UT DSP on a resident of Sector 38 has indicated that the Section of attempt to murder included in the First Information Report (FIR) was unnecessary.



Surprise checks on scrap dealers
Chandigarh, January 21
Suspecting that unfired mortar shells and grenades could be lying in the yards of scrap dealers in the city, the police today carried surprise checks at the shops of scrap dealers in Burail village.

SU-30 squadron to move to city
Chandigarh, January 21
For those familiar with the sight and sound of combat aircrafts flying over the city, there would soon be a perceptible difference in the silhouette of the airframe and the thunder of engines.

PU exams need streamlining
Chandigarh, January 21
Handling the “quality” of question papers and evaluation process at PU still needs adequate care. This is despite the fact that the university has made commendable progress in timely declaration of the examination results during the past couple of sessions.

UT police move to improve image
Chandigarh, January 21
Corporate culture seems to be catching on in the Chandigarh Police. For providing better services in the woman and child support wing, the UT police is seeking ISO 9001:2000 certification from the National Productivity Council (NPC) of the Union Government.

Sikh body for panel to monitor publications
Chandigarh, January 21
The Chandigarh chapter of the Sikh Core Group, which raised the issue of objectionable references in the NCERT textbooks about “wrong” representation of facts about Gurus, inviting the SGPC President Kirpal Singh Bandungar’s reaction, has demanded from Mr Badungar the constitution of a permanent committee for regularly monitoring various publications.


Panchkula MC chief to be from general category
Panchkula, January 21
The post of President of the Panchkula Municipal Council was declared a general category seat during a draw of lots held by the Urban Development Department at the Municipal Council office in Sector 4 here this evening.

Amritsar, Hisar coldest in plains
Chandigarh, January 21
Dense fog at many places in Punjab and Haryana continued to play spoilsport, disrupting rail and road traffic with Amritsar and Hisar recording similar minimum temperatures at 2.0°C.

Enforcement panel to seek suggestions
Chandigarh, January 21
A seven-member Enforcement Committee for evolving a policy has been constituted in the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh under the chairmanship of Mr Pardeep Chhabra.

Inquiry marked in harassment case
Chandigarh, January 21
The SSP of Chandigarh police, Mr Gaurav Yadav, has marked an inquiry into the incident of ‘harassment’ of a woman Constable Rajni Bala by a policeman of Sector-19 police station.

Truck owners get compensation
Chandigarh, January 21
The Army has paid Rs 3.16 crore as compensation to truck owners, whose 154 vehicles were destroyed in a fire at Bikaner on January 12 last year.

NCC cadets suspended



One killed, 3 hurt in road mishaps
Panchkula, January 21
One person was killed and three others were injured in two separate road accidents in different parts of the district today.

82 pirated VCDs seized
Chandigarh, January 21
The Chandigarh Police seized 82 pirated VCDs from a shop in Sector 22 here this evening. According to the information available, an agency guarding the copyrights of Bollywood films had complained to the police that certain shops in the city were selling pirated VCDs of some recently released Hindi movies.


Craftspersons from West Bengal display ‘kantha’ creations at the Trade Centre Aesthetic Bengal comes calling
Chandigarh, January 21
At a time when inclination towards arts is on the decline, certain organisations committed to the cause of aesthetics are engaged in a battle for preservation of culture.

Craftspersons from West Bengal display ‘kantha’ creations at the Trade Centre in Sector 22, Chandigarh.
— A Tribune photograph


Glitz & glamour
Blend some glamour with fun on Valentine's
uttercup's scared. Reposing on a comfortable sofa in his living room with a self-help magazine in his constantly trembling hands, he can feel pins and needles piercing his cold shattered heart, palpating for love pangs, every time he thinks of St Valentine's Day.

Venus Speaks
She likes to party
he likes to party. Has twirled around the polished dance floor at the Halloween bash, tied the laces of her dancing shoes on the New Year’s Eve. Now Valentine Day is just around the corner and the lady is all ready for the occasion.

Denim & Silk? why not?
RASAD BIDAPA, the fashion guru says that the new approach to dressing must combine the most unusual elements to create a new synergy for your look this New Year.

Valentine songs from the 70s

Paragon school students win at science exhibition
Chandigarh, January 21
A four-day state-level Science Exhibition organised by the Punjab Education Department concluded at Anandgarh Sahib today.

Seminar on personality development
Chandigarh, January 21
Global Voice, a leading training organisation with a tie-up with Credenz Systems, USA, organised a seminar in association with DAV College, Chandigarh, on "Personality Development and Career Planning" here today.

Essay-writing, GK contest results
Chandigarh, January 21
The winners of essay-writing competitions and general knowledge quiz conducted by the Chandigarh Librarians Association on January 12 are as follows:


2 accused in NK Jain case get bail
Chandigarh, January 21
Two accused in the alleged rape case involving a Shimla district resident — Ram Lal and constable Narvir Singh — were today granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Beant case: another witness turns hostile
Chandigarh, January 21
One of the witnesses in the Beant Singh assassination case turned hostile while deposing before the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S Bhalla, in a special court room in the Model Burail Jail here today. The witness, Mr Harpreet Singh, stated in the court that he did not make any statement with regard to Jagtar Singh, one of the accused in the case, to the CBI.



Chani to take city kids to NSD show
Chandigarh, January 21
There is no limit to a child’s imagination. And when 27 of them come together under a single hand to create something vibrant and novel, this is exactly what happens.


Bed strength increased at APC
Chandigarh, January 21
Under the second phase of the Advanced Paediatric Centre (APC), the PGI, apart from increasing the existing bed strength, has introduced injection and ambulatory services.



Winners of various titles at the All-India Tara Chand Memorial Junior Ranking Badminton Meet Mandeep, Ashish win badminton tournament
Panchkula, January 21
The final day of the VIIIth Tara Chand Memorial All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament brought cheers to Chandigarh’s Mandeep Singh and Haryana’s Ashish, who romped home with boys under-16 and under-13 titles, respectively.

Winners of various titles at the All-India Tara Chand Memorial Junior Ranking Badminton Meet in Panchkula on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph


F&CC okays privatisation of 123 public toilets
Chandigarh, January 21
The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh here today privatised the maintenance and operation of 123 public toilets and 47 mobile toilets across the city to herald better upkeep of the public conveniences.

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