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Move to shift slums, rehabilitate residents
Adviser asks ADC to identify sites
Chandigarh, January 28
Coming down heavily on the unrestricted growth of slums, Mr Virendra Singh, Adviser to the UT Administrator, in his first major meeting, the bi- monthly senior officers conference, today asked the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr I.S. Sandhu, to prepare a plan to shift small pockets of slums spread across the city into one place thus giving the city a cleaner look.

1 kanal plot in Sec 19 fetches 80 lakh
Admn nets Rs 8.99 crore in auction
Chandigarh, January 28
The Chandigarh Administration netted a sum of Rs 8.99 crore by auctioning 21 residential sites and one nursing home site at an auction here today. The Estate Office wing of the Chandigarh Administration, which was the auctioning authority, held back several of the plots due to lack of bids these included 28 residential sites and four nursing home sites.

Joshi’s stress on global parivar
395 get degrees at PU convocation
Chandigarh, January 28
“The 21st century started with the legacy of a multi-dimensional crisis which encompassed every aspect of our lives and now faces the great challenge of providing an appropriate paradigm which would resolve this crisis.”

GETTING READY FOR THE BIG DAY: A student adjusts her cap during the 52nd Annual Convocation of Panjab University in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma
Develop machine to detect fake currency, CSIO told
Chandigarh, January 28
The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation will develop fool-proof machines for the detection of fake currency. This assurance was given by the CSIO Director, Dr R.P. Bajpai, when Union Science and Technology Minister Murali Manohar Joshi here today asked the organisation to develop a machine for the purpose.
Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Science and Technology and Ocean Development Murli Manohar Joshi inspects the head-up display machine for Light Combat Aircraft at the CSIO in Chandigarh
Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Science and Technology and Ocean Development Murli Manohar Joshi inspects the head-up display machine for Light Combat Aircraft at the CSIO in Chandigarh on Tuesday. —Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Red tape delays work on centre for thalassemics
Chandigarh, January 28
Even as hundreds of thalassemic patients in the region eagerly await the completion of the Rs 4-crore Bone Marrow Transplant Centre at the PGI, red tapism and bureaucratic hurdles are becoming a stumbling-block in its way to completion, even as Punjabis continue to be a high-risk group for this genetic disorder.


F&CC presents Rs 183-cr budget
Chandigarh, January 28
The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today presented a Rs 183.48 crore budget before the House with an increase of more than Rs 18 crore over that of the last year without any concrete measures proposed for resource mobilisation.

Official rigmarole delays NRI’s project
Chandigarh, January 28
Procedural delay in transfer of a land for the construction of an Institute of Engineering and Technology in Mullanpur Garibdass village, Kharar subdivision, may force an NRI funding the Institute to divert the money to some other project.

Order to drain away water from Naya Gaon colony
Chandigarh, January 28
Acting on a petition seeking directions to Punjab and other authorities for taking administrative measures to drain away contaminated, sewerage and rainy water accumulating in Janta Colony in Naya Gaon near here, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed that the needful should be done with in eight months.

Winter rain keeps its date
Chandigarh, January 28
Rainfall measuring 8.4 mm turned the weather pleasant but deprived the people of sunlight during the day. However, it seems the biting winter is on its way out with the day temperature soaring to 19.8°C and nights also getting comfortable at 8.2°C.

Rain catches commuters unawares in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan
Rain catches commuters unawares in Chandigarh

Elections to MC posts on Jan 31
SAS Nagar, January 28
The elections to the posts of Senior Vice-President and Vice-President of the municipal council will be held on January 31. The term of the two incumbents had expired on January 3. The special meeting for the holding of the elections has been called by the SDM on the directions of the Ropar Deputy Commissioner, Ms Seema Jain.

33 Youth Cong men detained, let off
Chandigarh, January 28
As many as 33 members of the local unit of the Youth Congress were detained by the Police while they were trying to submit a memorandum to the visiting Union Human Resource Minister, Mr Murli Manohar Joshi, near the Teachers Training Institute in Sector 26 here last evening.

Do we need to display military might on R-Day?
India became a republic on January 26, 1950. Since then the day is celebrated with gaiety and military might every year. Last year the Army did not take part in the Republic Day parade because of large-scale deployment on the border for Operation Parakram.

Self-development section opened at BCL
Chandigarh, January 28
For those who wish to feed their passion for knowledge, the British Council Library plans to offer more. With a brand new section on self-development to add to its collection, the library is wearing a charm.

The new section on self-development, which was inaugurated at the British Council Library in Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo
The new section on self-development, which was inaugurated at the British Council Library in Sector 8, Chandigarh

MC to get tough with road diggers
SAS Nagar, January 28
The local Municipal Council is going to be up in arms against the organisers of functions who damage roads. Strict action is being proposed against the offenders, including tent house owners.

MC impounds mini truck
Chandigarh, January 28
The local Municipal Corporation has impounded a mini truck (CH01 R 8857) and challaned its owner for allegedly dumping debris at an unauthorised site near the round-about of Sectors-23 and 15.

Cable tariff hiked by Rs 25
Panchkula, January 28
The Panchkula Cable TV Association has announced to hike its cable tariff by Rs 25 per connection. Thousands of cable subscribers will now have to shell out Rs 300 per connection per month as compared to Rs 275 being charged earlier .

Police teams to visit medical institutes
Chandigarh, January 28
On the issue of registration of cases against bogus medical practioners in the city, the Chandigarh Police is sending police teams to the medical colleges and medical institutions concerned in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.


Boy killed in mishap
Chandigarh, January 28
A 15 year-old boy who was pillion riding on a scooter died when an autorickshaw hit his scooter near the railway traffic light point here this evening. The driver of the scooter, Chote Lal, received minor injuries.


Small-scale units resent day-off policy
Chandigarh, January 28
An emergency meeting of the executive of the Federation of Small Scale Industries was held today under the chairmanship of Mr Yash Pal Mahajan, to discuss the issue of staggering number of day offs in the industrial area due to power supply situation.


Glitz & glamour
Ditch old for new love rules on Valentine’s Day
LL you guys and dolls hopping on and off Cupid’s swanky bandwagon bumping on the cobbled road of existence towards a bon ton world of tenderness, stick on to your seats. Get the love of your life by forgetting rules that drive away affection, lest your journey ends before destination.

Venus Speaks
Silky all the way
Her happy eyes, full of fun and affection, twinkle with excitement as you ask the pretty management student about her plans for St Valentine's Day. Fluttering her eyelids, she giggles, "I will be going to a disc, no doubt about it". In the afternoon, or in the evening? "Well, am not sure," Silky asserts, pushing back her tresses with fair hands.

Kick that perilous habit with NRT
ESPITE all efforts, the habit of smoking and tobacco chewing is spreading in the country like never before. Lakhs of tobacco users join the ranks of those already in the vice-like grip of this dangerous habit. And almost all the new recruits to their ranks are youth.


Represent students in Senate: ABVP
Chandigarh, January 28
Members of the local unit of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad have, in a memorandum submitted to the Union HRD Minister, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, sought representation of students in the Senate and Syndicate of the university so that students’ views are conveyed at an appropriate level.

US company interacts with students
Chandigarh, January 28
The Placement Cell of GGDSD College, Sector-32 was abuzz with activity as representatives of a US-based multi-national company was in the college today to recruit students.

Students showcase Indian culture
Chandigarh, January 28
It was a competition with a difference at the Sri Aurobindo School of Integral Education in Sector 27 here. Instead of usual poetry recital or group dance contest, four tableaux had been prepared by students from four different houses.

Children take part in slogan-writing competition at St Anne's Convent School in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Children take part in slogan-writing competition at St Anne's Convent School in Sector 32, Chandigarh

Top Bollywood designer coming
Chandigarh, January 28
The hottest fashion designer of Bollywood, Shaahid Amir, is coming to the National Institute of Fashion Design, Chandigarh, on January 31, to interact with students of NIFD, share his experiences as a designer and teach them the finer intricacies of design.


N.K. Jain’s bail plea dismissed
Chandigarh, January 28
The bail plea moved by the former UT Home Secretary and Senior Haryana bureaucrat, Mr N.K. Jain, was today dismissed by a local court in a Shimla girl rape case. The bail plea moved by Mr Jain was dismissed by the UT Additional and Sessions Judge, Ms Sneh Prasher, this evening.

Awami Natak Mela begins
Chandigarh, January 28
Sometimes there is just no space in the heart. People kill their friends in the name of religion. This story was repeated on the stage of Tagore Theatre this evening as the opening statement to the three-day Awami Natak Mela.

Artistes perform in “Natak Munshi Khan Da” being staged at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Artistes perform in "Natak Munshi Khan Da" being staged at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh

Cassette released
Chandigarh, January 28
Daler Mehndi Music Company today launched another budding singer in the market. Canada-based Pappa Sandal was in the city today for the promotion of his maiden album, Jagga.


Inter-faculty tussle ‘ails’ Fortis
Chandigarh, January 28
Has the Fortis Heart Institute, one of the top notch cardiac care centres in the region, become a hot bed of inter-faculty warfare and discontentment?
Some of the incidents that have happened in the hospital in the past few months are definitely pointing to the beginning of such a situation. 


KB DAV school to host roller hockey camp
Chandigarh, January 28
KB DAV Centenary School, Sector 7, has been chosen as the venue for the first phase of the national roller hockey camp for women which will begin from February 1. Giving this information, Ms Madhu Bahl, Principal of the school and camp in charge, said the camp was being organised by the Roller Skating Federation of India.


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