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CBSE initiates action against schools flouting norms
Chandigarh, January 25
Acting on reports of certain city schools “blatantly” violating various provisions of the affiliation bylaws, the Central Board of Secondary Education has finally cracked the whip on the erring institutions.

Traffic police not to ignore violations by rickshaw-pullers
Chandigarh, January 25
Rickshaw-pullers of the city beware! The Chandigarh traffic police has launched a drive to curb violations of traffic rules and the Chandigarh Cycle Rickshaw (Regulation and Control) Bylaws, 1970.

1,000 security personnel deployed for
R-Day function

Chandigarh, January 25
Nearly 1,000 security personnel, including sharpshooters and anti-explosive squads, have been deployed for the Republic Day function to be held at the Parade Ground here. The sharpshooters equipped with binoculars have been deployed at high-rise buildings around the Parade Ground.



PU to give special chance to students
Chandigarh, January 25
Panjab University has decided to give a special chance, as one-time exception only, to all those BA, BSc, MA and MSc (annual/semester) students, who had passed their respective examinations during April 1980 to April 2001, and who could not improve their performance despite availing or exhausting two available chances under the regulations in the April 2006 examination.

Youth hangs himself to death
Chandigarh, January 24
A youth in his early twenties is suspected to have hanged himself to death near the Kali Mata temple at Dhanas. Dharampal, an employee of the Forest Department, found the body in the forest this evening.

Sardar Anjum — A celebrated poet
Chandigarh, January 25
A couplet lives only as long as it perturbs. Beyond that, it just exists. In bridging this gap lies the real worth of a poet. And his challenge lies not simply in translating thoughts into words but in lending those words into actions that serve the larger purpose of art. While the purpose of art is a matter of perception, the celebrated poet-litterateur Dr Sardar Anjum would go as far as possible to prove that all art is anti establishment.

Sardar Anjum
Sardar Anjum

General asks students to choose armed forces as career
Chandigarh, January 25
The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command Lieut-Gen J J Singh, along with President, Army Wives Welfare Association, Anupama Singh, paid a farewell visit to the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre and the Army Institute of Law at Mohali today.

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lieut-Gen J J Singh, interacts with inmates of Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre at Mohali on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lieut-Gen J J Singh, interacts with inmates of Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre at Mohali

Passing Thru
What do you think of the Premier Hockey League?
It is a good way of promoting the sport in the country. It will not only help in roping in big industrial houses and multinational companies as sponsors but also help in popularising hockey at the grassroots level.


Fog resurfaces in entire north-west
Chandigarh, January 25
Resurfaced today, fog suddenly enveloping the entire north western region and throwing life out of gear. Almost all regions in the meteorological zone reported nil visibility, including Chandigarh which saw minimum temperature dipping 1.5 degree below normal.

The sun playing hide and seek with clouds in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Photo by Karam Singh

The sun playing hide and seek with clouds in Chandigarh

Chander Mohan for holiday on Feb 3 in UT, Punjab
Panchkula, January 25
The Congress candidate, Mr Chander Mohan today urged from the Election Commission team to issue directions to the Chandigarh Administration and the Punjab government to declare a holiday on February 3, in order to facilitate the voters of Kalka seat to cast their votes.

Campaigning swings on folk tunes
Panchkula, January 25
Far away from the Jatland and characteristic Haryanvi obsession with the election process, the electorate of the Kalka Assembly constituency is slowly waking up to the election fever.

MC resolves to extend municipal limits
Mohali, January 25
The Municipal Council today passed a resolution seeking extension of municipal limits by including Sectors 76 to 80 and other areas. The total proposed area to come under the jurisdiction of the civic body measures about 14.70 sq km.

A prayer meeting by students and staff of Punjab Engineering College for the well-being of Sonia Deva
A prayer meeting by students and staff of Punjab Engineering College for the well-being of Sonia Deva who was washed away by waters of the Parvati at Manikaran on Friday last. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Comet Machholz closest to earth this week
Mohali, January 25
A cloud of gas bigger than the planet Jupiter, glowing green, is about to sweep the night skies. If you have a telescope or even a good set of binoculars, you can see this once-in-119,000-years event.

Black box for cars, buses launched
Chandigarh, January 25
Black box which normally is used in planes to monitor movements and store vital information now can be used in all kinds of vehicles including in cars, buses, and taxis. This would help owners to record of information relating to the vehicle.

Theatre artistes collect Rs 1 lakh for tsunami-hit
Chandigarh, January 25
For the first time ever, street theatre actors raise funds for victims of tragedy. To generate one lakh for the tsunami victims in India, the artistes met their target today, defying routine observation that theatre does not sell.

Admn staff may get housing loans from bank
Chandigarh, January 25
The State Bank of India and the Chandigarh Administration are about to finalise a deal which will allow employees of the Administration to take housing loans from the SBI at 7.25 per cent.


Busting of illegal exchange: one more held
Mohali, January 25
The police has arrested one more person in connection with the setting up of an illegal exchange in the Phase VII market here. The suspect was produced in a Kharar court today and has been remanded in police custody for two days.

Medicine shop burgled
Chandigarh, January 25
A car was reportedly stolen while a medicine shop was burgled in the city as per the information released by the local police, here, today. Mr Amit Jain of Phase II, Industrial Area, reported to the police that some medicines were stolen from his shop on January 23 night.

Scooterist killed in mishap
Panchkula, January 25
Scooterist Rajkumar was killed and Harnam Singh, who was riding pillion, injured in a road accident on the Pinjore-Baddi road. The scooter was hit by a truck. Raj Kumar died on the spot.


VAT ‘not acceptable’ to traders
Mohali, January 25
The Mohali Beopar Mandal said here today that the present State VAT, which the government intended to implement from April 1, was not acceptable to traders here. In a letter sent today to Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the president of the mandal, Mr L.D. Jindal, said the proposed VAT was against the spirit of VAT which was borrowed from European countries where they had a National VAT.


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HC reserves judgement in Munjal case
Chandigarh, January 25
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today reserved its judgement in the matter concerning Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana Chairman C.M. Munjal. The case had been started after the High Court took suo motu notice of a letter written by one Archit Goyal.

Court acquits murder accused
Chandigarh, January 25
The Chandigarh Police came under a cloud today with a court acquitting a Maloya resident-Mahant Jai Dev Giri — arrested for murdering his father-in-law last year. Additional Sessions Judge, R.S. Baswana, acquitted the mahant as prosecution witnesses did not support prepared by the police case.

More facilities for advocates to dominate bar body poll
Chandigarh, January 25
More facilities in the District Courts complex is emerging as main issue in the election to the post of the president of the District Bar Association, to be held on January 28.


Stage fires Juhi Babbar’s imagination
Juhi Babbar is all smiles, despite a string of flicks to boast of. Frugal she might seem in this new-age cinema where bulk is synonymous with style, but hers’ is a different world altogether - the one in which purpose dominates return. The attitude has utopian dimensions, and Juhi loves the challenge of sustaining it. “I have tuned my heart and mind to ensure that it works for me. I don’t want to be part of the crowd which runs after quantum at the cost of quality. I would rather work little, but work well.

Juhi Babbar
Juhi Babbar

Critics help you improve: Kulraj

“You look too old to play the role of a youngster” is the worst criticism a young actress can receive. But Kulraj Kaur, our own Chandigarh ‘di kudi’ and Kareena- Kareena Zee TV serial fame, didn't let this affect her morale. She boasts of a complement, which she received from one of her fans ‘You are so natural on the screen that a viewer can relate with the character’.

Cultural extravaganza on R-Day eve
Patriotic fervour and gaiety marked the celebrations on the eve of Republic Day as the cultural extravaganza organised by the Chandigarh Administration went under way at the Tagore Theatre today. Soliciting the participation of society in a drive to educate slum children, Ms Sunita composed a dream song for them ‘Ham honge kaamyaab’.

Kulraj Kaur
Kulraj Kaur


Health Dept entrusted with birth & death registration work
Panchkula, January 25
The birth and death registration work will no longer be done by the police. The work has been entrusted to the Health Department and the ICDS workers of the Women and Child Welfare Department from January. Instead of going to the police stations, the certificates can now be obtained from the Primary Health Centres and Community Health Centres.


PU eves win inter-varsity soccer championship
Chandigarh, January 25
The Panjab University women football team has won the all-India Inter-University Football Championship held at Jiwaji University, Gwalior. In their match at the quarter-final stage, Panjab University team beat Chennai University team, 2-1.

The Panjab University women’s football team which won the All-India Inter-University Football Championship, in Gwalior.

The Panjab University women’s football team which won the All-India Inter-University Football Championship, in Gwalior

Schoolchildren win taekwondo championship
SAS Nagar, January 25
Students of Sri Hemkunt Public School, Sector-71, Mohali won one silver and two bronze medals in the eight state-level junior Taekwondo (Karate) championship held here. the championship was organised by the Taekwondo Association, Ropar district.

Sacred Heart overall winner
Chandigarh, January 25
Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, has been declared winners in the overall games category in the girls section in inter-school tournaments in held 2004-2005 in the Union Territory.

Sacred Heart school students and teachers with trophy/won in girls’ section of the inter-school tournament in 2004-05, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Sacred Heart school students and teachers with trophy/won in girls’ section of the inter-school tournament in 2004-05, in Chandigarh


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