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Admn clears projects worth Rs 7.8 crore
Chandigarh, January 28
Long-pending development projects of widening of roads, sinking of tubewells, tree plantation and greening of the city have been approved at a total cost of Rs 7.8 crore. Works of widening and strengthening of the link road from the roundabout at Sectors 25, 24 and 38 up to UT boundary and construction of four-lane dual carriageway from the Railway light point to IT Park Junction costing Rs 2.11 crore have been approved.

Illustration by Sandeep Joshi Cyber security cell sans equipment, manpower
Chandigarh, January 28
Alarmed at the hacking of website and the DPS MMS case, the Chandigarh Police has rushed into opening a cyber security cell without even providing it with a computer, Internet connection, trained manpower and a proper office. The Chandigarh Police had set up a Cyber Security Cell in the Crime Branch in the last week of December last year.


  Chauhan elected Bar Association chief
Chandigarh, January 28
Mr Ashok Chauhan was elected president of the District Bar Association (DBA) here today. Mr Chauhan who polled 453 votes, defeated Mr H.S. Hundal who polled 426 votes. As many as 884 votes were polled and five votes were cancelled.

From left: Jaskaran Singh, Baljeet Singh, Ashok Chauhan, Amandeep Marwaha and Ajay Pasricha (treasurer) after being elected office- bearers of the lawyers’ body in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Jaskaran Singh, Baljeet Singh, Ashok Chauhan, Amandeep Marwaha and Ajay Pasricha (treasurer) after being elected office-bearers of the lawyers’ body in Chandigarh on Friday.

Poor response to auction of booths
Chandigarh, January 28
The auction of land and booths at the municipal corporation office in Sector 17 here today drew a poor response. Only 13 out of the total 79 sites were auctioned.

Rail claims pile up in claims tribunal
Chandigarh, January 28
Whenever a major train accident happens, the Railways announces monetary compensation to the kin of those killed and injured.


More areas included in silence zones
Chandigarh, January 28
In order to regulate and control noise producing and generating sources, the Environment Department of Chandigarh Administration has included additional areas under commercial residential and silence zones. There is no change in industrial zone.

AC taxis to connect city, Panchkula, Mohali
Chandigarh, January 28
Commuters of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula heave a sigh of relief as it has been decided that a luxury taxi system be introduced connecting the three cities.

Meeting discusses solid waste management
Chandigarh, January 28
A meeting of the Monitoring Committee constituted to oversee the progress of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) sponsored ‘Demonstration Project’ for the management of Municipal solid waste in Chandigarh was held today under the Chairmanship of Mr S.K. Sandhu, Finance Secretary-cum-Chairman of the Committee.

Groz Beckert donates 4 lakh for tsunami-hit
Chandigarh, January 28
Mr Walter Kissinger, Managing Director of Groz Beckert Asia Pvt. Ltd. Chandigarh and its General Manager, Lt. Col. M.S. Dhaliwal (retd.) today presented a cheque for Rs.4 lakh to Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), as contribution towards Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund to help tsunami victims.

DC’s order to landlords on tenants
Chandigarh, January 28
District Magistrate Arun Kumar making it obligatory has promulgated an order under Section 144 Cr.P.C. for landlords and owners or managers of commercial establishment renting out accommodation to any person to furnish particulars of tenant(s) to the Station House Officer concerned in writing.

Man found dead
Chandigarh, January 28
Narinder Kumar alias Kala, in his mid thirties and resident of Sector 56 was found dead yesterday morning near Old Post Office in Daddu Majra Colony, here. The police said the deceased was an addict and died due to cold.


Harassment for dowry: 5 booked
Chandigarh, January 28
A Hyderabad-based industrialist and four members of his family have been booked for allegedly refusing to return Rs 22 lakh worth of jewellery belonging to a city girl.

3 arrested for snatching purses, mobiles
Chandigarh, January 28
Two Class VIII students and a singer were arrested yesterday for allegedly indulging in a spate of purse and mobile snatchings.

Three injured in mishaps
Chandigarh, January 28
Three persons were injured in three separate accidents in various parts of the city during the past 48 hours, the local police said here, yesterday.

8 kg poppy husk seized
Zirakpur, January 28
A person who was allegedly smuggling drugs managed to escape after he was signalled to stop at a naka set up by the police at the intersection of the Chandigarh-Ambala and the Panchkula-Patiala highways here, last night.

Seven shops burgled
Lalru, January 28
Seven shops were broken into in Lalru market and cash and other goods worth Rs 1 lakh were stolen late last night.


Attractive jewellery on display at CII exhibition
Chandigarh, January 28
In keeping with the changing trends Swarn Sambandh, jewellery exhibition has brought unique designs to the city. The exhibition is being held at CII, Sector 31, and will continue till January 31.

Infosys seeks additional land in IT park
Chandigarh, January 28
In what may seem like evidence of the growing popularity of Chandigarh as an Information Technology destination, IT giant Infosys has asked the Chandigarh Administration for an additional 15 acres of land in the upcoming IT park in Kishangarh village.


Govt College R-Day parade adjudged best
Mohali, January 28
Students of Government College, Mohali won first prize at the Republic Day parade held at the Government Senior Secondary School, Phase 3B1 here yesterday. The parade of Sant Isher Singh School came second and the students of Shivalik Public School Phase VI were awarded the third prize in parade.

From Schools
114 students awarded in library-related contests

Chandigarh, January 28
The winners of the 12th Competition Master Library related competitions were awarded at the prize giving function organised at DAV College, Sector 10, here yesterday. The UT Home Secretary, Mr Krishna Mohan today awarded the awards to the winners.

Workshop on bio-informatics opens
Chandigarh, January 28
A two-day workshop on ‘Basics of Bio-informatics’ was inaugurated by Dr Pawan Kapur, Director, C.S.I.O, at Panjab University here today. Dr Kapur in his inaugural address talked about emerging fields of bio-informatics such as neuroinformatics and chemo-informatics. 

Literacy campaign for slum residents launched
Chandigarh, January 28
The Yuvsatta and the Health Care India celebrated Republic Day by launching a “total literacy campaign” in Colony No 5. A function was organised at Red Cross Dispensary in the colony.


12 tennis players from  Pakistan arrive
Chandigarh, January 28
It was a unique moment to watch 12 tennis players from Lahore, Pakistan, in the age group 11-56, including two girls, who have come here to play the first-ever tennis tournament between the two countries organised at the initiative of Total Tennis Academy, YMCA, Sector 11 here.

Tennis players who have come from Lahore for the Indo-Pak Friendship Tennis meet at YMCA, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Tennis players who have come from Lahore for the Indo-Pak Friendship Tennis meet at YMCA, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Friday.

6 CFA players called for  u-16 camp
Chandigarh, January 28
Six players of Chandigarh Football Academy who were earlier picked in the national under-14 team that toured Nepal, have now been called for the under-16 national camp being held in Goa to finalise the national under-16 football team.

St Xavier’s team wins trophy
Chandigarh, January 28
The team from St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, emerged as the winners in the third All-India Euro Enviro Quiz held here today. Teams from eight schools participated. The team of Karanveer Singh and Shyam Upadhaya, both students of Class VIII, would now compete in the national level semi-finals scheduled to be held at Mumbai on February 19.

Karanveer Singh and Shyam Upadhaya, students of St Xavier’s school, Sector 44, who won the third All-India Euro Enviro Quiz held in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph.

Karanveer Singh and Shyam Upadhaya, students of St Xavier’s school, Sector 44, who won the third All-India Euro Enviro Quiz held in Chandigarh on Friday.



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