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‘Rebel’ Chawla wins MC panel election
Chandigarh, January 31
Dissensions in the local unit of the Congress became open today when a candidate for the Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation did not withdraw despite the party high command's decision.

Mental disorders more prevalent among women,
Chandigarh, January 31
In the male-driven society, some diseases and their prescription too are gender-biased. And the severe mental disorder, schizophrenia, is no exception.

CBI nails Labour Ministry officials
Chandigarh, January 31
The CBI has exposed corruption of certain Union Labour Ministry officials in human trafficking from Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Himachal.

Kalpana Chawla foundation organises seminar today
Chandigarh, January 31
The Kalpana Chawla Memorial Foundation is organising a seminar tomorrow (2nd death anniversary of Kalpana Chawla) on the topic ‘Need to Review Technical Education in the Light of Liberalisation and Globalisation’.



Advisory Council draws up blueprint for city’s growth
Chandigarh, January 31
The process of developing an international airport at Chandigarh has been initiated and the necessary inputs are being supplied by the Chandigarh Administration to the Union Civil Aviation Ministry.

Surgery safe even on a day-old baby, says expert
Mohali, January 31
“Contrary to the common belief that congenital heart problems should be only when the patient grows up, it is now possible to take care of these defects even when the patient is less than a year old.

Couple attacked for inter-caste marriage
Chandigarh, January 31
A couple that solemnised an inter-caste marriage invited the wrath of girl's family members when father and brother of the girl with other accomplices allegedly attacked the boy near Piccadilly Chowk, here today.

1 killed, 2 injured in freak mishap
The Scorpio that overturned on a road separating Sector 71 and Phase 3B-2 in Mohali on Monday. Mohali, January 31
In a freak accident, a 27-year-old resident of Phase 3B2, here, was killed and his brother and friend injured when they were hit by a carrier flying off a Scorpio that had just collided with a Maruti Zen, late last night.

The Scorpio that overturned on a road separating Sector 71 and Phase 3B-2 in Mohali on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

MEETINGS of the advisory council of the Administrator are now promising to be serious affairs than the aimless discussion carried out earlier. The meeting on Monday started on a crisp note. The Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), asked all members to participate in discussions and give suggestions.

Thanda matlab…
Job carnival
Sugar(coated) poll campaign
City roundabouts

Cong pursuing anti-people policies: BJP
Chandigarh, January 31
Activists of the local unit of the BJP organised a dharna in Sector 17 here today in protest against the “anti-people” policies of the Congress.

BJP activists stage a dharna in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
BJP activists stage a dharna in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday.

Fauji Beat
Why this display of military might?
INDIA, barring France, is perhaps the only democracy which focuses on its military prowess on a day of national rejoicing. Such a display on January 26 serves only two purposes. One, to make it abundantly clear to our adversaries that militarily we are very strong. Two, to restore confidence in the public about our military strength and capabilities to thwart any mischief by the enemy.

Oil and Gas Conservation Fortnight ends
Chandigarh, January 31
After a fortnight of educating the public on saving oil and gas through seminars, distribution of pamphlets, rallies, the Oil and Gas Conservation Fortnight, 2005, concluded with a function at the Police Auditorium Sector 29, here today.

Forget slums; shops, houses are biggest encroachers
Chandigarh, January 31
If you thought that slum dwellers were the biggest encroachers on public land, think again. The largest grabbers of the public land are residential and commercial structures which occupy 190 acres of lands illegally across the Union Territory.

Man’s ashes stolen, alleges nephew
Mohali, January 31
A resident of Phase IV has demanded action against persons who allegedly took away the ashes of a relative, thus hurting his sentiments and those related to the deceased.

No headway in sadhu murder case
Dera Bassi, January 31
Even three days after the skeleton of sadhu Sher Nath was found buried in a field in the stone crushers zone at Mubarikpur village, the police has failed to make any headway in the case.

Siddiqui given warm send-off
Chandigarh, January 31
The rhythmic notes of bugle filled the air as Punjab’s former DGP A.A. Siddiqui was given a warm send-off by his colleagues in the Punjab Police Headquarters this evening.

Punjab’s former DGP A.A. Siddiqui being given a send-off by his colleagues in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Punjab’s former DGP A.A. Siddiqui being given a send-off by his colleagues in Chandigarh on Monday.

Ex-servicemen donate for tsunami victims
Chandigarh, January 31
The Mohali-based Ex-servicemen's Grievances Cell, has contributed Rs 11,000 towards the tsunami relief fund.

Admn to start demolition drive in Mani Majra
Chandigarh, January 31
The Chandigarh Administration will carry out a demolition drive at Shastri Nagar, Mani Majra, on February 4.

Punjab Chief Architect retires
Chandigarh, January 31
Mr S.S. Sekhon, Chief Architect of Punjab, retired today on attaining superannuation. He put in 29 years of service in various capacities in the state and Chandigarh.


One caught for stealing manhole covers
Chandigarh, January 31
A house was burgled while one person was caught while stealing manhole covers in the city, the local police said here today.

Safai karamchari murdered
Chandigarh, January 31
Raj Kumar (40),a safai karamchari in the Medical Health Department of the Union Territory, was faound seriously injured and unconscious behind the Public Health Centre of Mani Majra yesterday.

One injured over property dispute
Lalru, January 31
In a clash over a property dispute with his brothers, Mr Rattan Singh, a resident of Dharamgarh village, was injured near here, last evening.

One held, stolen vehicles recovered
Mohali, January 31
The local police has arrested a resident of Phase VI and recovered stolen vehicles from him. According to Mr Rakesh Agrawal, SP, the police has arrested Amandeep Singh and recovered three stolen scooters and one car.

Theft in two shops
Panchkula, January 31
Cash and goods worth Rs 1. 75 lakh were stolen from two shops in the town late last night. The thefts were discovered in the morning.


Bar poll case adjourned
Chandigarh, January 31
Mr S.K. Singla, Civil Judge (Junior Division), today adjourned till February 2 a case challenging the election of the vice-president of the District Bar Association.

Law Institute: HC reserves judgement again
Chandigarh, January 31
Judgement in the PIL challenging the alleged irregular allotment of land to Chandigarh Law Institute Private Limited in Sector 38-A, Chandigarh, was today reserved by the Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


In quest of ethereal melodies
The human ear can only hear sounds within a certain range. Beyond that range the universe is full of music and I am striving to perceive those musical reverberation," professes California-based wizard maestro of Sitar, Aloke Das Gupta.

Raj Babbar back to his roots
Raj Babbbar, who started his career with Punjabi films and then made it big in Bollywood with hits like Prem Geet, Insaaf ka Tarazu. Maya Memsaab,Umrao Jaan and Barasat, talks about his life. The actor turned parliamentarian says: “Acting is my identity and I do it to keep myself alive and throbbing. Politics is my social commitment and my responsibility.”
Raj Babbar at the sets of Punjabi film "Yaaran Naal Bharan"
Raj Babbar at the sets of Punjabi film “Yaaran Naal Bharan” . — A Tribune photograph

Kashmiri handicrafts on display
A n exhibition of the best of Kashmiri handicrafts from pashmina to paper machie items, walnut wood items to embroidered wall hangings, is now on at Panchayat Bhavan, Sector 18.


Attendants of mentally ill prone to depression: study
Chandigarh, January 31
Taking care of a mentally ill can often be a long battle for the immediate caregiver. Not merely because the entire process is financially taxing or the severity of the disease does not lax on its own, but also because of the stigma attached to the metal disorders which result in a spill over effect.

Gastroenterology experts to deliver lectures on February 6
Mohali, January 31
The Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology would organise a Continuous Medical Education (CME) programme at Silver Oaks Hospital, Mohali, on February 6, 2005. More than 150 delegates drawn from various Medical Colleges and hospitals are likely to attend the CME.

Jean Rodrigues comes to poor patient’s help
Chandigarh, January 31
Help came in for Ram Devi of Kangra who had come to the PGI for the treatment of her daughter, but had met with an accident.


PCA gets its act together for Indo-Pak tie
Entertainment tax waived off
Mohali, January 31
'We have decided to allow nearly 7500 spectators from Pakistan to visit Mohali for the proposed India-Pakistan test match, scheduled to be held in the first week of March, said Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab, while presiding over the first meeting of the organising committee today at the PCA Stadium, Mohali.

Pakistan win four matches
Chandigarh, January 31
The fourth day of the ongoing The Fort Ramgarh Indo-Pak Total Tennis Friendship Series being played at Total tennis Academy, YMCA, Sector 11, saw mixed luck for both the nations’ players.


Drive to seal guesthouses from Feb 5
Chandigarh, January 31
The Chandigarh Administration has decided that the Estate office will seal all guesthouses cases in connection with which are either pending or in progress, till the cases get cleared or finalised.

Mayor, Commissioner to prepare sanitation plan
Chandigarh, January 31
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh at its meeting here today gave powers to the Mayor and the Commissioner to work out the details regarding an effective plan of action for sanitation in the city.

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