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City cable katha: no signal, high rates
Chandigarh, February 25
For the past one month, residents of Panchkula have been missing their favourite programmes on the Zee bouquet of channels. Residents of Chandigarh have been complaining of poor services and frequent hike in the cable charges.

TV channels submit rate list
Chandigarh, February 25
Major television channels have submitted a detailed list of the rates they charge from cable TV operators in the city on per connection basis. 

Admn to seek NCR-like system for
periphery woes

Chandigarh, February 25
The Chandigarh Administration will ask the Centre to notify Chandigarh and its periphery area on the pattern of the National Capital Region, New Delhi. This will entail funding the development of self-reliant satellite peripheral towns in Punjab and Haryana beyond the existing green belt areas.


The beggar who kidnapped two children on Wednesday evening in police custody Beggar’s bid to kidnap children
Chandigarh, February 25
A beggar allegedly kidnapped two three-year-old children from the Mauli Jagran complex here this evening. The beggar, who was from Meerut, had kidnapped the children with the intention of making them beg.

The beggar who kidnapped two children on Wednesday evening in police custody in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Special CRPF units for n-warfare
Chandigarh, February 25
The CRPF is raising special battalions to deal with the threat posed by nuclear, chemical and biological warfare. These will also be trained in counter-insurgency and urban warfare operations. Special units are also being raised for disaster management.

Punjabi singer Malkiat Singh performs at the Cyanide-2004
Punjabi singer Malkiat Singh performs at the Cyanide-2004 programme on the Panjab University campus in 
Chandigarh on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph

PGI may jointly conduct trials on anti-cancer drug
Chandigarh, February 25
The Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada, and the PGI are likely to enter into a collaboration for human trials to check the harmful effects of an anti-cancer drug causing heart failure in a large number of patients.

Global need for Indian sea-farers
set to rise

Chandigarh, February 25
After years of rather indifferent performance, shipping industry has finally come out of the trough. The “feel good factor” which now pervades the industry provides India with a unique opportunity to train and market its sea-farers throughout the world, says Mr G.S. Sahni, Director-General of Shipping and ex-officio Additional Secretary, Government of India.


Support of media in creating employment opportunities sought
Ms Asha Nayar, addresses at an interactive session on the ‘Dynamic role of media in employment generation’ held at a hotel in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Also seen in the picture are Mr Rabindra Seth and Ms Usha Albuquerque. Chandigarh, February 25
The media should carry success stories of those who have been able to carve a niche in lesser known areas, said Ms Usha Albuquerque of Delhi-based Career Smart Private Limited.

Ms Asha Nayar, addresses at an interactive session on the ‘Dynamic role of media in employment generation’ held at a hotel in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Also seen in the picture are Mr Rabindra Seth and Ms Usha Albuquerque. — A Tribune photograph

Market projects in shambles
Chandigarh, February 25
A project for a market at the entry point to the city on the Chandigarh-Shimla highway initiated a decade ago is in ruins. The six-odd existing structures are replete with filth, garbage bins and Congress grass.

Public health surveillance conference from Feb 27
Chandigarh, February 25
In order to enable better detailing and monitoring of diseases in the country, the PGI’s Community Medicine Department will hold a three-day national conference with the theme “Networking for Public Health Surveillance” from February, 27.

Cops assault 3 men
Panchkula, February 25
Three employees of a stray cattle contractor were allegedly assaulted by two policemen near the Sector 17-18 chowk here today.

Khushal SachdevaVastushastra a vedic science, says consultant
Panchkula, February 25
Terming vastushastra a Hindu vedic science, Mr Khushal Sachdeva, a Vastushastra consultant, today said the placing of a pyramid on the study table helped children concentrate in their studies.

Goldy remanded in police custody
Gurvinder Singh, alias Goldy, who gave money to Hawara, being produced in a Chandigarh court Chandigarh, February 25
The Crime Branch today remanded Gurvinder Singh, alias Goldy, in police custody till March 3. Goldy was arrested by the Fatehgarh Sahib police for allegedly supplying hawala money, sent by two foreign-based Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) activists to Jagtar Singh Hawara, who escaped from Burail Jail on January 21. Goldy had reportedly admitted that he supplied money to Hawara in three installments in August to September and October.

Gurvinder Singh, alias Goldy, who gave money to Hawara, being produced in a Chandigarh court on Wednesday. 
—  Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Test face mask on wrist first
Chandigarh, February 25
The peel-off mask that promises to pamper your skin with goodness of orange has sometimes confusing fine print on the carton. It says “enriched with vitamin A, C, E and fruit AHA”. Well, you know vitamins can make a difference in the way you look. But “AHA” fails to enlighten you.

Seminar on public audit
Chandigarh, February 25
The Adviser to the Administrator of Chandigarh, Mr Lalit Sharma, today inaugurated a seminar on “public audit and good governance” by the Institute of Public Auditors of India, North-West Chapter, Chandigarh, at Hotel Shivalikview here.

Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, MP, accompanied by Ms Kamlesh, Mayor, and other supporters of the Congress Cong workers hold protest
Chandigarh, February 25
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee today held a demonstration against the UT Administration on the issue of sale of commercial property on a leasehold basis.

Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, MP, accompanied by Ms Kamlesh, Mayor, and other supporters of the Congress stage a dharna in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Som Dutt Som Dutt to represent Jonathan
Chandigarh, February 25
Major Som Dutt, Past District Governor of Rotary District 3070, has been appointed by the world president of Rotary International Jonathan B. Majiyagbe to represent him in the conference of District 3070 being held at Amritsar on February 28 and 29.

Crackdown against noise pollution
Chandigarh, February 25
The Chandigarh police has arrested and bailed out eight persons during the past three days allegedly for causing noise pollution between 10 pm and 6 am.
The police crackdown has come in the wake of noise disturbing students who are preparing for the annual examinations, and also to provide relief to the aged. A police team led by ASP (City) Sanjay Jain last night booked Dadu Majra Colony resident Satinder Singh, another person of the same name in Sector 20, Kishangarh resident Udhey Bhan and Kuldeep Singh of Attawa.


Cyclist killed
Chandigarh, February 25
A cyclist was killed when a jeep (HR 68-2269) hit him in the Industrial Area and seriously injured a roadside vendor. The accident occurred near plot number 125 in the Industrial Area, Phase I.

Man found murdered
Chandigarh, February 25
The body of an unidentified man (35) was today found lying on Tolly Road in the Mauli Complex.

2000 pirated CDs seized
Mohali, February 25
The police here today arrested two persons on the charge of carrying pirating compact discs. Over 2,000 pirated CDs have been recovered from the two.


Cartel ‘exploiting’ small scale steel units
Mohali, February 25
Industrialist of the region will organise a march on February 28 to protest against the hike in steel prices. This was decided at a joint meeting of representatives of various industry association of the region held here today where a unanimous call for banning of export of steel was also raised.



Commerce, science seats in govt schools up by 10 pc
Chandigarh, February 25
From the new academic session, the UT Education Department has decided to increase the quota of seats in the commerce and science streams by at least 10 per cent in government schools. The addition would be done in a rational manner, depending upon the area-specific demand for the subjects, said a senior official of the Education Department.

IT courses in city colleges from next session
Chandigarh, February 25
As a part of the policy on information technology, the Department of Information Technology, Chandigarh, is starting short-term courses in city colleges.

From Schools & Colleges
Prize distribution function today
Chandigarh, February 25
The prize distribution function to honour the winners of various inter and intra- school competitions would be honoured at a function being held at Carmel Convent School tomorrow. The contests were organised by the school in association with the Department of Science and Technology to celebrate the National Science Day.

Prof O.N. Nagi honoured
O.N. Nagi
Chandigarh, February 25
Prof O.N. Nagi, head of Orthopaedic Surgery at the PGI, has been honoured with the prestigious “Late Prof B. Mukhopadhaya Memorial Oration” at the annual meeting of the Bihar Chapter of the Indian Orthopaedic Association at Saharsa, on February 22.

Hamara School
This school provides quality education at low cost
The building of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Sector 40-C, ChandigarhN
AMED after the Eighth Guru of the Sikhs, Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Sector 40-C, Chandigarh, was started under the auspices of the Chief Khalsa Diwan, Amritsar, in 1986, with the futuristic vision for the social and cultural development of society. 

The building of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Sector 40-C, Chandigarh.

Principal Bindu Diljit Singh‘Let us make our life more fulfilling’
T is morning, a new day has dawned. Every new day brings new opportunities. We wish each other “Good morning” welcoming the new day with a smile of hope. We start our work with faith in the new day.



Entries invited for art exhibition
Chandigarh, February 25
Repeating the ritual of organising exhibitions for artists from the region, the Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi has invited entries in various categories under the annual contest that invariably draws tremendous response.


Home Decor
A peep into an architect’s house
Mr P.S. Chawla with his daughter, Ruby, at their Phase 3B2 residence in Mohali.A
thing of beauty is a joy forever. The house of Mr P.S. Chawla, an architect, in Mohali proves this ageold adage. What he designed in 1979 is a timeless marvel even today for every interior decorator. Mr Chawla was a student of architecture when he helped design his own home in Phase 3B2 here. An outer brick built looks simple with a timeless appeal.

Mr P.S. Chawla with his daughter, Ruby, at their Phase 3B2 residence in Mohali.

Morning Chatter
Why are inane questions so inane?
here do you live?” is a question that greets you every time you encounter a member of your species. The obvious answer would be “in my home.” As an after thought you would want to add, “one which is made of bricks, concrete and cement,” lest the person thinks you are co-habiting with a horse in a stable or with a dog in a kennel.

Eating Out
Punjabi delights lighter on the pocket
nder a new arrangement of proprietorship of Sher-e-Punjab, the guests have a lot to look forward to. Like, a reduction of around 10 to 20 per cent in the rates of Punjabi delicacies.

City models ready for test
s the much-awaited Chandigarh mega model and manhunt scanning draws closer, some young faces from the city have all the reason to smile. Among those who will feature in the high profile scanning, to be attended by Editor of Gladrags magazine Ms Maureen Wadia at Hotel Mount View tomorrow, are city-based Urvashi Choudhary, Bhagwant Thandi and Mohit Guglani.



Gurpreet is sportswoman of MCM-36
A student of MCM DAV College for Women participates in an obstacle raceChandigarh, February 25
The MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, celebrated the concluding day of the 36th annual sports meet here today. Flying Sikh Milkha Singh was the chief guest and Mr Chander Prakash, vice-president, DAV managing committee, New Delhi, presided over the function.

A student of MCM DAV College for Women participates in an obstacle race during the annual sports meet of the college in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma


UT team to study e-seva centres
Chandigarh, February 25
A team of the Chandigarh Administration today left for Hyderabad to study the functioning of “e-seva” centres. The team will be examining the basic requirements of space, manpower, electricity and computers before Chandigarh also replicates the Hyderabad model of e-governance in the city by April this year.

Elections to MC panel in March
Chandigarh, February 25
The Mayor, Mrs Kamlesh today announced the dates for election to various committees of the municipal corporation. This was communicated in an official press note issued here.

MC seeks cleanliness report
Chandigarh, February 25
The municipal corporation has asked officials of the wings concerned to file a report on the status of cleanliness in the city with in a week.

CE’s appointment challenged
Chandigarh, February 25
In an application filed before the Central Administrative Tribunal, Superintending Engineer K.B. Sharma today challenged the appointment of Chief Engineer V.K. Bhardwaj.

30 autorickshaws impounded
Chandigarh, February 25
The Chandigarh Traffic Police today impounded 30 autorickshaws and booked 22 of its owners for allegedly overloading and plying without a valid permit. Most of the autorickshaws owners booked were those plying between Mohali and Chandigarh without valid permits.

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