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Cong councillors plan no-trust motion against MC chief
Panchkula, February 6
Congress councillors are all set to pass a no-confidence motion against municipal council (MC) president during this week. With 18 councillors in a 31-member MC House, the Congress councillors say that they have already gained majority in the House. 

Industrialist proves good Samaritan to 402 bulls
Dera Bassi, February 6
Mr Kewal Garg, a Dera Bassi industrialist, who purchased 402 bullocks from a cattle transporter following permission from court, in Mubarikpur village near Dera Bassi on Sunday. A local industrialist has proved to be a good Samaritan for 402 bulls that had been languishing in open for the past over five months at Ghaggar railway station in Mubarikpur village, 2 km from here.
Mr Kewal Garg, a Dera Bassi industrialist, who purchased 402 bullocks from a cattle transporter following permission from court, in Mubarikpur village near Dera Bassi on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph



Mystery over death of a newly married woman
Chandigarh, February 6
A newly-married woman died under mysterious circumstances after taking medicine and an injection from a Mauli Jagran-based private medical practitioner. Sangeet on Friday complained of cold and cough and was taken to private practitioner Kuldeep Singh. 

Cyclist killed in mishap
Chandigarh, February 6
An unidentified cyclist was killed here today and two motor-cycle borne youths were injured, one of them seriously, when a mini-truck hit them. The accident took place near the Sectors 19 and 27 light point.

CBSE ex-officials ‘misleading’ students on sample papers
Chandigarh, February 6
Some retired officers of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have become a “problem” for the board. Using the board tag, the former officers had joined hands with publishers who bring out sample questions or these officers had joined publishing houses which are in the business of printing subject books of the board.

Azim Premji reveals steps to success
Chandigarh, February 6
Focus. It is the secret for building a world class organisation. And, this advise comes straight from a man who catapulted Wipro to unprecedented heights. Mr Azim H. Premji, Chairman, Wipro, shared some of his experiences in the industry at a lecture on “Creating A World Class Enterprise With Diverse Growth Engines” at the CII, here today.

Sant’s cleansing work goes on
Chandigarh, February 6
Four years seem like an inconsequential fraction in the sea of time, but for Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal of Sultanpur Lodhi, they have yielded fruits of a lifetime. In his village at Kapurthala, this saint-revolutionary has not only been running schools for orphans and the disabled, he has also been experimenting with local technologies to lay effective sewers and roads, thereby boosting local economy.


Model villages, still a distant dream
Chandigarh, February 6
Even as the Chandigarh Administration has proposed to include more villages under the Municipal Corporation, inhabitants of four villages — Attawa, Badheri, Burail and Buterla, which are under corporation — are at the receiving end due to poor basic amenities.

Breaches in ballistic lab’s boundary wall
Panchkula, February 6
Huge breaches all along the boundary wall of Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory (TBRL) is posing a question on the security procedures being followed in this high profile defence establishment.

48 Squadron celebrates 45th anniversary
Chandigarh, February 6
Bonhomie and festivities marked the 45th anniversary of the IAF’s No.48 Squadron becoming operational. It was on this day in 1960 that the squadron received its first flight of six Dakota aircraft and took to the skies.

Amendment to Patent Act flayed
Chandigarh, February 6
Members of CITU attend a convention at Desh Sewak in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Deploring the recent amendment to the Patent Act, 1970, by the UPA government, various constituents of the National Platform of Mass Organisations (NPMO) today decided to launch a “people’s struggle” against the “anti-people” policies of the government.

Members of CITU attend a convention at Desh Sewak in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph

A.C. Sagar, marble sculptorPassing Thru

What inspired you to be a sculptor ?
I am a creator. I like to experiment with things. I have been working for the past 35 years and yet I feel that I am learning. I like doing things which sound interesting and are difficult. Only a sculptor can tell you how hard it is to work with stones, but my biggest inspiration comes from late V.R. Khajuria, who taught me this form of art.

MC to auction sites for day markets
Chandigarh, February 6
The Municipal Corporation has decided that sites for day markets in the city will be given through an open auction. The day markets in the city are planned at sites adjoining the ‘apni mandis’.

Workshop on vehicle number plates held
Chandigarh, February 6
The Chandigarh Traffic Police-supported Traffic Awareness Organisation today explained to around 150 number plate painters and fabricators the standards of the number plates as per the law.

Jagannath rath yatra taken out
Panchkula, February 6
Hundreds of devotees of Lord Jagannath participated in the “rath yatra” organised by Sri Govind Dham, here, today.  These devotees, including women and children, sang hymns as they passed through the township.

Day temperature drops significantly
Showers on Sunday evening affected the vehicular traffic on roads of Chandigarh. Chandigarh, February 6
Winter chill reappeared today as day temperature dropped appreciably over the past two days. While day before yesterday, the maximum temperature was 21.4 degree celsius, today it dropped to 17.4 degree. As compared to yesterday when the day temperature was 20 degree, the drop has been 2.6 degree.

Showers on Sunday evening affected the vehicular traffic on roads of Chandigarh. 
— A Tribune photograph.

Residents of New Generation houses allege fraud by builder
Zirakpur, February 6
Over 400 residents of the New Generation Apartments, a residential colony located along the Zirakpur-Panchkula road, have been allegedly deprived of all basic civic amenities by the developer of the colony.

Devotees take part in celebrations
Chandigarh, February 6
Sri Radha Kalyanamahotsava was celebrated in the Sri Karthikeya Swamy temple, Sector 31-D here today where large number of Tamil and other devotees South India participated. Wedding of Lord Krishna with Radha will performed by reciting bhajans and prayers by Sri Shanker from Delhi.


FOOT REVITALISER: A Warm Air Foot Revitaliser specially designed for acupressure nodes on each foot was launched. 


Despite tsunami no norms in place, say experts
A view of the seminar organised by the Indian Institute of Architects, Chandigarh-Punjab Regional chapter, in Chandigarh on Sunday. Chandigarh, February 6
Despite the recent tsunami disaster we are still designing buildings and other infrastructure without taking into account their resistant to earthquakes, said former Principle of Chandigarh College of Architecture.

A view of the seminar organised by the Indian Institute of Architects, Chandigarh-Punjab Regional chapter, in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photo

Hamara School
Focus is on all-round development
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, Chandigarh. Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46-D, Chandigarh, is now being rated as among the best schools in Chandigarh. The school has been producing a number of professionals. Students of this school have got admission to IITs, Punjab Engineering College, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, and Christian Medical College, Ludhiana to name a few.

Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, Chandigarh.

Principal Speak
Vocational education must
India is the only third world country that is at the verge of joining the group of developed nations. Education as a sub-system of society can bring desirable changes and accelerate progress. It, therefore, is imperative for school managers and teachers to provide value-oriented and quality education.

Seminar on entrepreneurial development
Dera Bassi, February 6
The Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology (SSIET) organised a seminar on entrepreneurial development here. Prof Avtar Singh, chairman SSIET, while welcoming the chief guest laid stress on the need for developing entrepreneurship.

Students of Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, during a fete on the  school premises on Sunday. YPS fete ends
Mohali, February 6
Hundreds visited the concluding day of the two-day annual fete, Extravaganza-2005, organised at Yadvindra Public School here today. Besides a live performance by Bhagwant Mann, who cracked joke after joke, arrangements had been made for fun-filled activities.

Students of Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, during a fete on the school premises on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph

School organises baby show
Mohali, February 6
Children participate in a baby show at Golden Bells Public School, Sohana, on Sunday. Baby show of Golden Bells Public School was held here today. More than 200 children, with their parents and grandparents from Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula visited the venue to participate in the show. 

Children participate in a baby show at Golden Bells Public School, Sohana, on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph


Pritam Pandher’s book released
Pritam Pandher with his book ‘Ehsaas di Lo’ “Peen di hasrat hi baki na rahi, Zindagi da jaam ain bharda gaya,” or Gham de deeve bale Preetam raat nu, kehkshan de vaang ambar ho gaya.” The couplets from poet Pritam Pandher’s book ‘Ehsaas di Lo’ are reflective of the ‘deliberations of his lifetime experiences. The book containing 75 ghazals, third in the series penned by Pritam Pandher, was released today at a special function organised by Kavita Kender in association with the Kendi Punjabi Lekhak Sabha today at Red Cross Bhavan.

                                                        Pritam Pandher with his book ‘Ehsaas di Lo

Loveleena Kumar Guarding a classical legacy
Loveleena Kumar defies the traditional definition of a purist. She looks every bit a contemporary but talks every bit a conventionalist. This is, perhaps, how her guru, Ustad Munawwar Ali Khan, would have liked it best.

Blending tradition, modernity in Sufi music
Noted Sufi singer Satinder Singh, a student of doctorate at the Punjab University, brought alive the mysticism of sages at a Sufiana musical concert, organised by the Osho Dhara Trust at Panchkula on Saturday.

Old songs sung at cultural show
To entertain city residents four singers rendered old songs in a cultural show at Plaza in Sector 17 yesterday. The singers were Kumar Sajan, Michael Sunil, Nishi and Mr Shakti. They attracted a large crowd by singing songs like “Pyar ke is khel mein”, “Janam janam ka sath hai”, “Ek chehre ne pyar se dekha”, “Sathiya nahin jaana”, “Dard-e-dil”, “Chahunga main”, and “Ye reshmi julfen”.


‘Slimming centres misleading people’
Dr Pradeep Chowbey Mohali, February 6
“Slimming and weight loss centres are misleading people. Pills, certain machines or techniques are used to reduce water content in the body that results in temporary loss of body weight. Slimming packages can only be termed harmful since these are not based on any scientifically tested or approved treatments,” said Dr Pradeep Chowbey, head, Minimal Access Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi here today.

Drug-addiction among teenagers rising: study
Chandigarh, February 6
While adolescents in the West start taking drugs when they are barely 12-year-old, the PGI’s findings, backed by the data of past 15 years, have proved that kids in the region start taking it the age of 14.

Docs discuss surgical gastroenterology
Mohali, February 6
The development of surgical gastroenterology had made it possible to provide comprehensive health care to patients suffering from gastrointestinal disease requiring both specialised medical as well as surgical treatment. Doctors from across the country gathered here to discuss aspects of surgical gastroenterology in India.


Press Club beats UT Adviser’s XI
Chandigarh, February 6
Chandigarh Press Club team won the Samuel Beneraji Cricket Trophy on Sunday. Chandigarh Press Club defeated UT Adviser’s XI and lifted the Samuel Banerjee Memorial Cricket Trophy tie played here today at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium. Chosen to field first after winning the toss, Ajay Bhardwaj, Captain of the Chandigarh Press Club team, showed understanding of the game as damp pitch and slow breeze helped his bowlers in doing their job in a better manner.

Chandigarh Press Club team won the Samuel Beneraji Cricket Trophy on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Bedi Club beat cricket association XI
Chandigarh, February 6
Led by skipper Arpinder Singh Bedi and with a brilliant performance by Kailash Sanwal with both bat and ball, Bedi Cricket Club had a convincing four wicket win over Chandigarh Cricket Association XI in the Amartex Cricket Cup, organised by the Panchkula District Cricket Association here today at the JR Institute of Cricket Technology, Barwala, near Panchkula.

SAIL-sponsored tennis tournament from today
Chandigarh, February 6
The title sponsorship of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) for Grade 3 ITF Junior Tennis Tournament, which will start from February 7 to 12 at CLTA Stadium, Sector 10, has indicated that the tennis at the junior level is attracting the corporate sector. In previous tournaments, the CLTA had to depend on multiple sponsors for their expenses.

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