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Admn to levy cess on water used in PGI, PU lawns
Chandigarh, February 12
Institutions like Panjab University and the PGI, which are using drinking water in lawns will face punitive action. They may be asked to pay more for this.

UT to protect retirement benefits of PEC staff
Chandigarh, February 12
The process of deciding the status of faculty and employees of the Punjab Engineering College is in the final stages. The Chandigarh Administration has sent a draft notification to the Union Ministry of Human Resources (MHRD) to decide upon the status of employees, the transfer of funds and also how the property of Administration will be given on lease to the Society which will run the PEC.


Sale of mutton, fish doubles
Chandigarh, February 12
The bird flu scare may have caused over Rs 100 crore loss to the poultry industry in the region. But it has also put a smile on the face of those selling mutton and fish. Traders say the sale of fish and mutton in the city has increased by over 100 per cent during the past one week despite substantial hike in their prices.

45-year-old found murdered
Chandigarh, February 12
A resident of Tibba Nangal village, Ropar, Mahinder Pal, 45, has been allegedly done to death by some unidentified persons near the woods in Dhanas village in the vicinity of Panjab University here. A part of the left hand of the victim is also missing, seemingly eaten by wild animals.

De-mining along Indo-Pak border to be over by April
Chandigarh, February 12
The Army expects to finally wind up its de-mining operation along the Indo-Pak border by April. The operation, which had been initiated about two years ago, involves the removal of about one million mines.

Future of policing uncertain, says Prof Bayley
Chandigarh, February 12
The future of policing was uncertain since the conventional police force was under tremendous pressure as the monopoly of the state on policing was being gravely undermined. It was moving in three different directions simultaneously - upward, downward and sideways, says Prof David H. Bayley.

Prof David H. Bayley, Professor and Dean, School of Criminal Justice, New York, speaks at a seminar on “Policing in New Era: the Unseen Watershed”, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Prof David H. Bayley, Professor and Dean, School of Criminal Justice, New York, speaks at a seminar

Leading kathak out of narrow confines
Chandigarh, February 12
There is little that Shovana Narayan has not done for kathak, though she may herself like to phrase the sentence the other way round. Whatever the case may be, the returns have been enriching for the world of Indian classical dance, which stands taller with the vast repertoire which Padmashri Shovana Narayan has created for it.


Burail Jail to have video-recording facility
Chandigarh, February 12
With 11 close circuit cameras in Burail Jail failing to provide any clues to the police about various activities going on the premises, the authorities are planning to explore the possibility of providing video-recording facility in the cameras. At present, the cameras only have the facility of real-time viewing of the activities going on in the jail, but no recording is done.

PUDA flayed for denying space for rail reservation counter
Mohali, February 12
The Mohali Industries Association (MIA) has expressed shock at the “callous approach” of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) top brass in thwarting a proposal to open a railway reservations centre in Mohali for the convenience of its residents.

Mani Majra water line to be linked with Kajauli works
Chandigarh, February 12
The UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), today ordered that the water supply system of Mani Majra should be linked to the main water supply lines coming from Kajauli, which fed almost the entire city.

Teenaged girl goes missing
Mohali, February 12
A teenaged girl, who had come to spend holidays with her sister in Shahi Majra village, here, has gone missing. According to family members, the girl, Soni, is 17 years old and had gone out of her house on February 10 but did not come back.

Missing bags found
Mohali, February 12
Two bags belonging to a senior Punjab police official, which were allegedly stolen from his car last night, were found at Desu Majra village here today. A .32-bore service revolver of Mr Parampal Singh Sidhu, DIG, Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, which was lying in the bag, was missing. A cash totalling about Rs 19,000, a cheque for Rs 50,000 and air ticket of Indian Airlines were also missing from the bag.

Plea for more car parking area in Golf Club
Chandigarh, February 12
A delegation comprising the Management Committee of the Chandigarh Golf Club led by its President, Lt-Col A.P. Singh (Retd), today called on the Punjab Governor and Administrator of Chandigarh, Mr O.P. Verma, to highlight the problems being faced by the club.

City lad gets Bal Shree award
Chandigarh, February 12
Mohit Rodeja, 16-year-old student of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, Chandigarh, has been awarded the national Bal Shree award by the President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, at a function organised at Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 10.

Girl falls into water tank, dies


Two held in triple-murder case
Panchkula, February 12
With the arrest of two members of a criminal tribe, the Panchkula police yesterday claimed to have worked out the triple-murder case which rocked the city on December 9 last year.

Dacoity thwarted
Chandigarh, February 12
Five suspected persons were last night arrested while allegedly planning a dacoity in Mani Majra. Kamal, alias Monu, Sukhwinder, alias Soni, Deepak Kumar, alias Bagga, Rajinder Kumar, alias Pappi, and Surinder from Bapu Dham and Pipliwala town were arrested from a farmhouse near the level crossing in Mani Majra. The police seized a toy pistol, iron rods, chains and a ''khukhri'' from them.


150 schools in residential areas given extension
Chandigarh, February 12
Around 150 schools running in residential areas have been given a year’s extension. The move follows a decision taken at a high-level meeting held recently. It was chaired by the Adviser to the UT Administration.

PU engineering courses admission
Chandigarh, February 12
The admissions to first year of different undergraduate engineering courses, biotechnology, micro-electronics, software engineering and telecommunication and information technology at the University Institute of Engineering and Technology,

Students rusticated for not paying fees, says GIFE head
Panchkula, February 12
The Graduate Institute of Further Education(GIFE) today clarified that 13 students had been rusticated from the institute as they had failed to pay their fees. Mr Vic Gaffney, Campus Director, claimed here that a majority of the students were up to 10 weeks behind in paying their dues at the time of rustication despite repeated reminders to them.

Admn reduces tuition fee

Tribune in Education
Reading and language development in young children
HE development of early literacy is a complex and continuous process, with early beginnings, and is dependent on environmental influences. One of the most important activities, which influences early language development, is reading aloud to young children.

Where students are taught to be creative
DAV School, Sector 22-A, Chandigarh, was established in 1972. It is an institution that is dedicated to providing quality education to students. Every teacher is committed to giving the best. The students are prepared for succeeding in the modern world that is getting more and more competitive every day.

Our stress is on moral, cultural values
n the modern world that is getting more and more competitive every day creativity is the key to conquer it. If the child is not taught to be creative in his/her primitive stage, he/she is being deprived of the basic requirement of getting success in his life. “To be creative” should become a habit in each child.

From Colleges
Seminar-cum-workshop on banking
Chandigarh, February 12
The Department of Commerce and Computer Applications of the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, organised a seminar-cum-workshop on “new trends in banking and insurance” in collaboration with the LIC and the SBI, Sector 22, on the premises of the college here today.

Law degrees of 18 advocates found fictitious
Chandigarh, February 12
Law degrees of 18 advocates practising in various courts in Punjab and Haryana have been found forged and fictitious by a verification team constituted by the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana. The advocates were claiming to have got the degrees in LLB from Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, Bihar.

SD Public School celebrates annual day
Chandigarh, February 12
The annual function of PML SD Public School was held at Makhan Shah Lubana Bhavan, Sector 30, here today. The DPI(Schools), Mr D.S. Mangat, was the chief guest.

Students of S D Public School, Sector 32, perform at the annual function at Makhan Shah Lubana Bhavan in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh 
Students of S D Public School, Sector 32, perform at the annual function at Makhan Shah Lubana Bhavan in Chandigarh


Gurmeet Singh Gill and aspiring models all set to start an Annual Punjab Fashion Week and the Mr Sikh India Pageant Sikhs set to rule the ramp
Chandigarh, February 12
Move over Aditya Bal and Kelly Dorje. It is now the burly Punjabi Sikh who is aspiring to rule the ramp.
Gurmeet Singh Gill and aspiring models all set to start an Annual Punjab Fashion Week and the Mr Sikh India Pageant. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Katrina Kaif on culinary mission
Chandigarh, February 12
Katrina Kaif kept the crowds waiting all day long. Delayed by over six hours, the model turned actress, who has been roped in by Ruby Tuesday in India to promote its chain of casual dining family restaurants, finally arrived at about 5.30 pm, only to ignore most of the questions posed to her. “I am here to throw open this wonderful food chain, that provides a perfect family ambience, while offering you a rich American food experience. Let us talk about Ruby Tuesday, which happens to be one of the best food chains in the world. 

Supermodel and actress Katrina Kaif launches international dining chain ‘Ruby Tuesday’ at Fun Republic, Mani Majra, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
Supermodel and actress Katrina Kaif launches international dining chain ‘Ruby Tuesday’ at Fun Republic

New Releases
A mythological thriller
Nitin Manmohan presents, Karma Entertainment’s in association with Bhairav Films ‘Rudraksh’, a Mani Shankar film will be released today at the Orient, Arora Palace and Laxmi Palace, Ludhiana. Mani Shankar has directed and edited the film. He himself has written the story, screenplay and dialogue.

Divya ecstatic over her role in ‘Des Hoya Pardes’
Mohali, February 12
“I am doing a role which is full of life and is an extremely emotional one. I am the life of everything in the film”, says Divya Dutta while getting ready for a shot during the shooting of “Des Hoya Pardes”.

Shovana holds audience in thrall
Chandigarh, February 12
Shovana Narayan held the audience in a thrall at Law Auditorium of Panjab University, where she presented a recital under SPIC MACAY's (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth) Virasat series. In the typical kathak legacy, she sang pieces and then danced them out on stage, delineating the North Indian classical dance tradition of kathak in its truest form.


Fashion Fundas
Be a perfect pair this Valentine’s
alentine’s Day or rather season, sees the love word splashed on the billboards, newspapers, magazines, TV commercials and in markets all over the city. Teens, kidadults and even some not-so-young are bitten by the love bug and give in to the Valentine spirit as well as gimmicks. The purse strings are loosened to buy gifts to make it a memorable day for their beloved.

Special V-Day offers
LCC centers at Chandigarh, Panchkula and Ambala, plan to woo their clients with sparkling Valentine’s Day celebrations. Not only have they recreated the magical ambience of love by decorating in valentine colours of pink and red, the customers are being pampered by special Valentine’s Day offers.

Budding designers don Valentine spirit
The students of the National Institute of Fashion Design danced to their heart’s content as DJ Gagrin played peppy English, Hindi and Punjabi numbers during the Pre-Valentine bash organised at NIFD campus in Sector 8 here today. 

Students speak out at a pre-Valentine bash at NIFD, Sector-8, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma
Students speak out at a pre-Valentine bash at NIFD, Sector-8

Creating a dream room for your child
ID you know the way you decorate your child’s room has an impact on your child’s behavioural pattern or that soft inviting fabrics spread on the bed helps a child to drift into sleep easily? If you want to get more educated in this line, here are two young girls Harpreet Kaur and Alpana Raj who are willing to help you.


Govt role in palliative care of cancer patients not active, say experts
Chandigarh, February 12
In India, the government is not playing a very active role in palliative care for terminally-ill cancer patients, compared to other countries. Moreover, the facilities are less organised in India, compared to other countries, including Australia and the United Kingdom, insist delegates who are in city to attend an international conference on Palliative care at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).

Nirankari heads PGI staff union
Chandigarh, February 12
Mr Subhash Nirankari and Mr Sunil Datt Sharma were elected president and general secretary, respectively, of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Employees Union here tonight.


Navdeep confident of winning ITF junior title
Chandigarh, February 12
A poised, confident and determined personality. This best describes tennis prodigy Navdeep Singh, national junior champion who is taking part in the ITF Junior ranking tennis tournament Grade 3 in progress at CLTA Tennis Stadium. He is ranked 80 as per the latest rankings and has made it to the finals of the boys singles to be held tomorrow.

MCM, GGS-26 surge ahead
Chandigarh, February 12
MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, Chandigarh, and GGS College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, surged ahead in the Panjab University Inter-College Zonal Handball (women) Tournament played here today on PU campus. In the matches played today, MCM DAV-36 defeated Government College for Girls, Sector 11, 17-10 with half time score of 8-3. 


Octroi contract given for Rs 16.91 crore
Mohali, February 12
The local municipal council today finally managed to privatise octroi collection in the township, auctioning it for Rs 16.91 crore on a one year contract. This was for the fourth time that the council had organised an auction for octroi collection in which three companies from Punjab participated.


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