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Joshi for Indianising Internet
Stone laid for Sanskrit Academy
Panchkula, January 27
Mr Murli Manohar Joshi, Union Human Resources Minister, today appealed to people to Indianise the Internet by adapting it to Indian languages. He said he had also been urging the chief ministers of various states to rise to the occasion and focus on the use of Indian langugages on the Internet.

The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Mr Murli Manohar Joshi, being greeted by two girls The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Mr Murli Manohar Joshi, being greeted by two girls at Mansa Devi shrine after laying the foundation stone of a theme museum and Sanskrit Bhavan in Panchkula on Monday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan



Hike in cable tariff likely
Channels set to encash World Cup mania
Panchkula, January 27
With the Cricket World Cup mania all set to catch up with the sports buffs from February 8, cable users in the region are in for yet another hike in cable tariff . Most of the pay channels, led by Sony TV — which has the exclusive rights to the World Cup — have hiked their subscription rates.

42 commercial sites auctioned
Chandigarh, January 27
The craze to own commercial property in the city was evident once again as the Administration netted a sum of Rs 24. 67 crore by auctioning 42 commercial sites, including booths and shop-cum-offices. This was the second auction by the Administration within this financial year.

Schoolgirls present a Haryanvi dance during the 54th Republic Day celebrationsPatriotic fervour marks R-Day
Chandigarh, January 27
Patriotic fervour and enthusiasm marked the celebration of the 54th Republic Day in various city schools and colleges, with staff members as well as students congregating in their respective institutes to unfurl the Tricolour.

Schoolgirls present a Haryanvi dance during the 54th Republic Day celebrations at Sector 5, Panchkula on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

NCC cadets in jubilant mood at a R-Day function in Chandigarh.Administrator promises better amenities
Chandigarh, January 27
Water and power supply to the city will be augmented, said Mr Virendra Singh, Adviser to the UT Administrator, while speaking at the Republic Day function held at the Parade Grounds, Sector 17, here yesterday.

NCC cadets in jubilant mood at a R-Day function in Chandigarh.

Jacob interviews 3 for DC’s post
Chandigarh, January 27
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today interviewed three IAS officials of the Haryana cadre for the post of Deputy Commissioner. The three — Mr Arun Kumar , (1989 batch); Mr Abhilaksh Likhi, (1991 batch) and Mr R.K. Rao (1991 batch) — presented their achievements.

Scooterist dies in highway mishap
Lalru, January 27
One person was killed another was injured seriously in an accident involving a Haryana Roadways bus, a tractor-trailer and a scooter on the busy Kalka-Ambala highway near here this morning.


SP to probe case
Chandigarh, January 27
A departmental inquiry into an incident of assault by Sanjeev, alias Sonu, son of UT DSP, on a resident of Sector 38 has been referred back by the Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Guarav Yadav, to the Superintendent of Police (City), Mr Baldev Singh.

INLD-BJP alliance likely in MC
Panchkula, January 27
The Indian National Lok Dal and the BJP could have a alliance in the newly constituted Municipal Council here, thus paving way for the INLD to gain a final control over the first civic body here.

Telecom engineers hold rally
Chandigarh, January 27
Members of the Telecom Engineering Officers Association, India, TEOA (I), organised a protest rally here today, to press upon their demands. Addressing the rally, Mr Vivek Ahuja, District President of the union, said,‘‘ The department should provide at least WiLL mobiles to all JTOs/SDEs in the interest of service since all DGMs have been already given mobile phones for official work.’’

Kishangarh residents call off stir
Chandigarh, January 27
Following an assurance from Mr Virendra Singh, Adviser to the UT Administrator, that built up houses in Kishangarh village would not be acquired, the residents of the village have called off their ongoing agitation against land acquisition.

Corbusier’s dream project that failed
THERE is one small portion in the history of Chandigarh that is made up of something which did not happen. The Museum of Knowledge that Le Corbusier informed his colleagues on 6th April, 1959, was to reflect the modernity of science and technology. Thereby hangs a tale.

Sher-e-Punjab remembered
Chandigarh, January 27
Members of the Servants of the People Society paid a rich tributes to Sher-e-Punjab Lala Lajpat Rai on his 138th birth anniversary. To mark the day a seminar on ‘‘Culture, History, Nation; Rethinking Lala Lajpat Rai’’ was also organised at Lajpat Rai Bhawan, Sector 15, here today.

45 sacked panchayat secys held
Chandigarh, January 27
The police today arrested 45 sacked panchayat secretaries under Sections 107 and 151 of the Cr PC from Sector 17 today.

President’s Police Medal winners



Alert cops nab car thief
Chandigarh, January 27
The city sealing plan of the Chandigarh Police proved to be successful when a car thief was nabbed within minutes of the theft. According to the information available, on the night intervening January 25 and 26, Mr Ankit Chopra, a resident of Sector 38, informed the Police Control Room (PCR) that his car (DL 4c A 6244), had been stolen from outside his house.


TAL week in city schools
Chandigarh, January 27
Technology Aided Learning (TAL) week is being organised by Koshish, Intel’s Master Trainers Club, in six schools in the city.

Alumni meet at SD College
Chandigarh, January 27
The first alumni meet organised by Goswami Ganesh Dutta SD College, Sector 32, here received a tremendous response, with over 300 former students thronging the college campus.

No teaching work in PU today


CDA told to clear Bhatnagar’s claim
Chandigarh, January 27
Taking up a petition filed by Kargil Major Maneesh Bhatnagar seeking outstanding pay and allowances, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Controller of Defence Accounts and other authorities to decide his claim within a month.

Two girls sent to Nari Niketan
Chandigarh, January 27
Two girls were arrested by the UT police in a case of theft here today and remanded to Nari Niketan by a local court. The two girls, aged 8 and 10, were arrested for allegedly stealing Rs 30, 000 and booked under Sections 379 and 511 of the IPC in the Sector-26 police station.



Children perform at the second Parivar Milan Himachali Samaroh organised by the Tribune Employees HP Helpline Co-operative at Tagore TheatreA slice of Himachal
Chandigarh, January 27
The Tribune Employees HP Helpline Co-operative, Chandigarh, organised its second “Parivar Milan” Himachali Samaroh at Tagore Theatre on the occasion of Republic Day here yesterday.

Children perform at the second Parivar Milan Himachali Samaroh organised by the Tribune Employees HP Helpline Co-operative at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph

Impressive cultural show
Chandigarh, January 27
The Tribune Youth Club organised its seventh cultural programme at The Tribune Colony. Mr O.P. Arora, Additional GM, inaugurated the programme.


152 bank officers donate blood
Chandigarh, January 27
The Canara Bank Officers’ Association, Chandigarh region, organised a blood donation camp in Sector 34-A on the occasion of Republic Day in association with the Blood Bank Society, PGI, Chandigarh, Mr Gurmeet Singh, district secretary of the association, said here today.



Cycling championship held
Chandigarh, January 27
Gurnoor Kang of SD Public School, Sector 32, and Rohan Kakkar of Tender Heart School, Sector 33, stole the limelight by winning three titles in the Chandigarh State Cycling Championship held at Panjab University here last evening.


Director Health is Licensing Authority
Chandigarh, January 27
The Director, Health Services, here, Dr C.P. Bansal, has been notified by the UT Administration as the Licensing Authority under the provisions of the Prevention of food adulteration rules.

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