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Police not given Manoj’s custody
Panchkula/Chandigarh, February 13
The controversial Haryana IAS officer, Mr N.K. Jain, has allegedly used his home turf to implicate Chandigarh based businessman and Manoj Pal, a relative of former Haryana Home Minister, Mani Ram Godara, in a case of abduction of a Shimla girl, who incidentally was the victim in the infamous Shimla girl rape case of Chandigarh.

HC notice to Punjab in torture case
Chandigarh, February 13
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice to the State of Punjab through Home Secretary, SSPs of Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur and SHOs of Sadar police stations of Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur to file a reply in the case of police torture of three persons of Jalandhar within 10 days.

19-yr-old raped, 1 held
Chandigarh, February 13
A 19-year-old married woman of Mandi Gobindgarh, was allegedly raped by an auto rickshaw driver in a hotel in Burail village in the wee hours of this morning. The victim, who had alighted from a Haryana Roadways bus at the Sector 17 Inter-State Bus Terminus was “virtually” hounded by at least seven miscreants before being taken to Burail.


Students lock up Law Dept head’s office
Chandigarh, February 13
The office of the Chairman of Law Department, Panjab University, was locked up by the students who have been refused permission to join their next semester today. Teaching work at the department was also affected due to this.

Malwinder Singh Kang, president of the Panjab University Campus Student Council, locks the office of the chairman of the Law Department in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan
Malwinder Singh Kang, president of the Panjab University Campus Student Council, locks the office of the chairman of the Law Department

Cinema manager’s murder: a case of contract killing
Chandigarh, February 13
The Chandigarh Police today said the murder of the manager of the Kiran and Jagat cinemas, Harjinder Singh, who was shot on November 20 last year, was a case of contract killing. A gang of professional criminals had been hired by an assistant manager of Jagat cinema to eliminate his boss, said the Superintendent of Police, City, Mr Baldev Singh.

Literary world loses its ‘darvesh’ 
t is understandable why the English Press and TV channels, busy with cricket and Valentine’s Day celebrations, took little notice of the death of Davinder Satiarthy, a saintly literary figure, at the age of 95 in New Delhi on Wednesday.

A girl looks at Valentine’s Day hearts at a gift shop
A girl looks at Valentine’s Day hearts at a gift shop in Chandigarh on Thursday. Today is Valentine’s Day. — Reuters

Let it all hang out
Chandigarh, February 13
All you guys and dolls, with young hearts palpitating for love pangs, do not allow uncompassionate creation to clip poor old Cupid's fluttering wings. Skip out of your house even if dad has issued prohibitory orders. Let yourself loose. Drive down to a discotheque, or a night club, in your jaunty jalopy decked up with cheerful balloons.

Esprit's Valentine offer
Chandigarh, February 13
For all you people in love, there is a special Valentine offer from Esprit where gifts will be given on the purchase of any Esprit Timewear. Esprit is available at Ebony, Trendsmith, Ethos, Ram Chander Sons and Rajan Watch Co. This love package will include an Esprit "I love U" teddy bear and Esprit blinking heart, according to a press statement. Mirza Tanners Limited, India's largest exporter of footwear and manufacturer's of Red Tape, has unveiled its latest offering, "Fashion Formals". 

Fashion show proves to be damp squib
SAS Nagar, February 13
Valentine fever might be catching up with the residents of Chandigarh but at SAS Nagar a Valentine’s eve event organised by the Country Club here turned to be a flop show.

Models display designer wear at a fashion show organised at the Country Club in SAS Nagar on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Models display designer wear at a fashion show organised at the Country Club

Treasure hunt today
Chandigarh, February 13
Connect will organise a Valentine treasure hunt in Chandigarh and Ludhiana tomorrow. It will commence in Sector 17 in Chandigarh and Sarabha Nagar market in Ludhiana at 3 p.m.

Dear cops, don’t be a killjoy

ABVP protest

Valentine’s Day Special 

A guide for party hoppers
he is all mixed up. Isn’t sure if she should tie the laces of her dancing shoes at a discotheque, or lose her blues in a night club on St Valentine’s Day. For three days now she has been pacing her room alone, doing something she has never done before — use her tiny little brain for finding a solution.

Black's back with a bang
lack is back with a deadly bang on St Valentine's Day. And the reason behind its "excess" is not very hard to analyse. The simplicity and the slimming effect of the hue makes it a "hot favourite".

Patron saint of lovers
here are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine's Day. Some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity.

Drinks that will make you go oooh
o guzzle or not to guzzle is the question that bothers Tahira every time she goes for a ball. The passionate red drink in a Collin glass, placed in front of her, looks tempting as always, but not sure about the ingredients, she leave it without savouring. If your predicament is similar, here is a guide to cocktails and soft quenchers complied to make you enjoy your Valentine's bash without any apprehension.

Chocolate love
ou have said it with chuckling flowers. Expressed your affection with cheerful balloons. Now, it’s time for you to whisper sweet-nothings with chocolates. Gifts may come and gifts may go, chocolates remain a girl’s best friend. Any doubt? ask Rubina. The student will tell you all about the magic of chocolates.

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Potholes dot Jayanti temple road 
Jayanti Majari, February 13
Several thousand devotees who are expected to take part in the two-day annual mela starting on Saturday at the 560-year-old Mata Jayanti Devi temple here will have to wade through slush and grime. 

The road leading to the Jayanti Devi temple from the Chandigarh-Kurali road is dotted by potholes, slush and heap of garbage. — A Tribune photograph
The road leading to the Jayanti Devi temple from the Chandigarh-Kurali road

Restructure armed forces: Jacob
Chandigarh, February 13
While terming Pakistan as the primary short term security concern with China being the main threat in the long run, the Punjab Governor, Lieut Gen. JFR Jacob (retd.), today said the Indian defence policy should be based on the assessment of the likely threats and force levels must be tailored to meet military threats that may emerge in the future.


330 residents rounded up
SAS Nagar, February 13
In a joint operation with the Chandigarh Police, the police here rounded up 330 residents of Guru Nanak Colony and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony on the Chandigarh-SAS Nagar border here today.

Auto-lifter held
Chandigarh, February 13
An auto-lifter was caught red handed while trying to operate an ATM card at the Sector 9 counter of the Bank of Punjab here late this evening. According to information, Ms Jaspreet, after parking her scooter at the Sukhna Lake parking, had gone for a stroll.


Hotel body seeks ban on ahatas
Chandigarh, February 13
Despite protest from residents, liquor shops and ahatas running from makeshift tin sheds may continue to function from their locations as the Administration is facing a paucity of space to house the liquor shops and purposes of generating revenue. The excise policy which is to be announced for the next financial year starting from April 1, in the coming couple of weeks may allow such shops.


PU approaches Defence Ministry for funds
Chandigarh, February 13
To overcome the problem of getting faculty of the desired calibre, the Panjab University here has decided to approach the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to seek funds for setting up a chair of excellence in the recently established Centre for Defence and National Security Studies on the campus.

Published work equated with PhD
Recruitment of PU teachers
Chandigarh, February 13
Panjab University has equated published work with a doctorate degree PhD in all matters pertaining to recruitment to all posts in the university and affiliated colleges. The condition also extends recruitment of principals in all affiliated colleges of the university.

Seminar on youth in nation-building
Chandigarh, February 13
A seminar on the participation of youth in nation-building was organised by the Public Welfare Association in collaboration with the Dev Samaj College of Education at Daddu Majra Village here today.

Stage set for Punjab Board class VIII exam
SAS nagar, February 13
All arrangements are in place for the Class VIII examinations to be conducted by the Punjab School Education Board starting from tomorrow. A board spokesman said today that the Chairman, Dr Kehar Singh, in a meeting with the Education Minister, Mr Khushal Behal, showed the board’s preparedness for these examinations.

CBSE launches tele counselling
Chandigarh, February 13
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched a tele-counselling help line in Kailash Bahl DAV Public School, Sector 7 to help students deal with pre-examination tension.


Man gets 5-yr RI for rape bid
Chandigarh, February 13
Shepohe Mukhiya, a resident of Palsora, was today sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment in a case of attempt to rape a woman by a local court. As per the prosecution the victim had gone to a forest near Bus-Stand, Sector-43 along with a relative to answer the call of nature.


Play debunks Partition psyche
Chandigarh, February 13
“Jis Lahore Ni Vekhya, Oh Jammiya Ni” is a poignant picture of human pathos narrating a tale of “frailties and heroism” of human figures embroiled in the tragedy of Partition.

Love story with passion

his week film-goers will see the release of producer Nadira Babbar and director Ravinder Peepat’s “Kash Aap Hamare Hote” at Orient here. Juhi Babbar, daughter of Raj Babbar, makes her debut in this romantic and musical love story. This one has a catchline — ‘When love comes your way... Don’t let it go!!


Civil Services TT meet from today


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