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Gold rush: 2 travel agents dupe three

Chandigarh, January 30
Three illegal immigrants are running from pillar to post for justice here after languishing in Malaysian and Thai jails.

Jai Prakash, Gabbar Singh and Lalhan
(From left): Jai Prakash, Gabbar Singh and Lalhan who returned back to India after languishing in Thai and Malaysian jails.

Raids on CA’s office continue
Chandigarh, January 30
The police along with income tax officials today conducted search at the Sector 35 office of Mr N.K. Garg, a practising Chartered Accountant. The searches continued till late in the night. Some persons working in the Sector 35 Quiet Office of the Chartered Accountant were reportedly questioned.

  IT Dept for random verification



Waiting for CM
SAS Nagar, January 30
Even as the Chief Minister, Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh, failed to keep his much -hyped appointment with the physically challenged here today, no one really seemed to be bothered about 100 physically challenged persons, accompanied by 200 attendants, from the district.

Physically challenged children wait for the Punjab Chief Minister to arrive and offer them wheelchairs at a function organised at NIPER, SAS Nagar, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pankaj Sharma

Physically challenged children wait for the Punjab Chief Minister to arrive and offer them wheelchairs at a function

Halfway houses for mentally challenged
Chandigarh/Patiala, January 30
With a view to providing medical and residential facilities to mentally challenged persons, two halfway houses have been set up — one in Chandigarh and another near Patiala.

Police remand for ex-Colonel
Kharar, January 30
Ms Preeti Sahni Judicial Magistrate, today remanded the CEO of Punjab Digital Systems, Col Manmohan (retd), who was arrested by the Vigilance Bureau yesterday, in police custody till February 1.


Be austere, Bahuguna counsels youth

Chandigarh, January 30
To raise awareness regarding the issues of environmental concern, specially increasing pollution levels and deforestation as well as to promote the use of bicycles, volunteers of Yuvsatta, in association with the Panjab University Research Scholars Association and the Life Insurance Corporation of India, organised the Third Sunder Lal Bahuguna Environmental Slogan Writing Contest here today.

Environmentalist S.L. Bahuguna speaks to students of Dev Samaj College of Education
Environmentalist S.L. Bahuguna speaks to students of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Homage paid to Bapu

Chandigarh, January 30
The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, (Retd.), today led the people of Punjab and Chandigarh in paying homage to all those known and unknown people who sacrificed their lives in the freedom struggle.

Spinning dreams: Followers of Mahatma Gandhi ideals operate the spinning wheel on 
occasion of Gandhi’s martyrdom day in Chandigarh on Thursday. Photo Manoj Mahajan

Spinning dreams

Mughal times: craft times
Chandigarh, January 30
In India, there was greater emphasis on the finesse of craftsmanship rather than on saving of labour. Stating this while delivering a talk on “Technology in a pre-industrial setting during the Mughal era” at the ongoing seminar on Science Technology and Society at Panjab University, Prof Om Prakash from the Delhi School of Economics added that most of the technology innovations during the pre-British times were low in capital usage and not always connected with saving of labour.

It drizzled all day
Chandigarh, January 30
The city and neighbouring Ambala and Patiala here today had a daylong drizzle, which reduced marginally the maximum temperature. Rainfall recorded in the city and the two other places was 3 mm each, which brought down the temperature by 2 to 3°C.

CII to launch village project
Chandigarh, January 30
The CII, Northern Region, in association with the Voluntary Health Association of Punjab will launch an integrated rural development project in Bhoj Palasra village, Morni hills, Haryana from February 1.

Ajit Salani honoured
SAS Nagar, January 30
Ajit Salani, a film producer and freelance journalist, has been honoured by the Punjab Government for his contribution to the welfare of physically challenged, said today that much more needed to be done for this section of society.

Woman commits suicide
Panchkula, January 30
A 22- year- old woman, Lakshmi, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in Manav Colony at Saketri village today morning. According to the police, the victim hung herself with a rope from a hook fired in the ceiling.


2 cops suspended for drinking on duty
Chandigarh, January 30
Two cops of the Chandigarh Police were caught while consuming liquor on duty near the PGI in the wee hours of this morning. According to the information available, the two cops, Head Constable Rajinder Singh and Constable Harbans Singh, who were on PCR duty, were found drinking by the inspecting officer, DSP Om Parkash.


Catch’em young is the new mantra

THE ICICI Bank has launched an innovative ‘Young Star’ scheme for the minor customers to promote banking habits among school-going children. It would also help build up its base among the potential customers. After opening an account, the young customers will get trendy passbooks with pictures and an access to the website of their accounts, says Mr S.N. Patnaik, AGM and Regional Head, Retail Banking of the ICICI Bank, Chandigarh Region.


Stray dogs on PU campus
Chandigarh, January 30
Stray dogs seems to have become a menace on the Panjab University campus here, with at least four persons having been bitten during the past few days.

Good show by NCC cadets
Chandigarh, January 30
Showing remarkable improvement in their performance as compared to the past few years, cadets from the Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh NCC Directorate have bagged the seventh overall position at the Republic Day Camp (RDC) held in New Delhi.

Winter carnival begins
Chandigarh, January 30
A three-day winter carnival being organised by Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, began here today. Despite the incessant drizzle, students as well as visitors enjoyed themselves as the school wore a festive look.


UT police challenges court order
Chandigarh, January 30
The missing murder file case resurfaced today after a long gap with the UT police challenging the order of a lower court which had directed an inquiry into the matter by a DIG-rank officer. Pleading that the post of the DIG was vacant, the police requested that the investigation into the case be entrusted to an SP or the SSP.


Theatre fest concludes with “Mother”
Chandigarh, January 30
Literature is not just an affair with words. It is a world unto itself, a world wherein the writer celebrates existence in his own way, making or marring characters that can virtually rule the human psyche for ages to come.

A cross-cultural romance
NCOURAGED by the success of ‘‘Monsoon Wedding’’, ‘‘Bend It Like Beckham’’ and ‘‘American Desi’’, SPE Films has released Bollywood/Hollywood. The English version of the movie opens today at K.C. Theatre here. Film director Deepa Mehta, who has presented Vinod Khanna’s elder son Rahul Khanna, a VJ turned actor, believes that there is an audience for such films in India as well as abroad.


Additional charge for Dr Dash
Chandigarh, January 30
In a surprise move, the PGI today appointed Dr R.J. Dash, seniormost doctor and the head of the Endocrinology Department, as the Acting Superintending Hospital Engineer (SHE).

Public help sought in eliminating leprosy
Chandigarh, January 30
The UT Health authorities on the occasion of Anti-Leprosy Day today appealed to the public to extend full cooperation in eliminating leprosy, which was completely curable, with free treatment facility available at all government hospitals.


Chandigarh Golf trials
Chandigarh, January 30
Trial to select a Chandigarh golf team for the first National Golf Championship will be held at the Chandigarh Golf Club on February 4 at 9 a.m.

  • Bridge tournament


Work on tech park next month
Chandigarh, January 30
The process of starting construction work on the Chandigarh Technology Park (CTP) in Kishangarh will start earlier than envisaged. A formal foundation stone will be laid in the second week of March. The Chandigarh Administration is keen on inviting a top dignatory and make it a high-profile launch, well placed sources said.


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