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Norms bent to give MC chief’s company Rs 260-cr project
Mohali, May 27
The Punjab Government’s empowered committee headed by the Chief Minister has given a nod to a Rs 260-crore project to Janta Land Promoters Limited (JLPL), Mohali, for the development of a 300-acre industrial park in Mohali in two non-contiguous pockets.

Kajauli’s Phase IV no permanent solution
Proposal for Phase V under study
Chandigarh, May 27
It is nothing more than great expectations from the Kajauli water works, Phase IV, for residents of the city, seeking a permanent solution to the water problem, particularly during summers.

Bus driver thrashed; police lets off accused
Lalru, May 27
Armed with batons, sticks and other weapons, a group of 15 persons blocked the Kalka-Ambala Highway near Lalru, pulled out a driver of the Haryana Roadways bus and assaulted him today afternoon.

Beware of urchins posing as cleaners
Chandigarh, May 27
If you are driving alone in a car, beware of urchins who pose as windscreen cleaners. They can lay their hands on your belongings. Ms Jyoti Sharma, a lecturer in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, found that her purse was missing after a boy started cleaning the windscreen.


Probe meat supply to zoo, says lawyers’ forum
Chandigarh, May 27
Expressing concern over the supply of substandrad meat by a Saharanpur based contractor to the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park (Chhat Bir Zoo) inmates, the Federation of Lawyers Against Corruption (FOLAC), Chanigarh, today wrote to the Punjab Governor to take action against the guilty officers.

Goods worth lakhs gutted in fire
Panchkula, May 27
Goods worth several lakhs of rupees were gutted in a major fire that broke out in a tractor spare parts factory here tonight. A large portion of the factory was completely destroyed.

PEC opens doors to foreign students
Chandigarh, May 27
In order to enrich the overall academic environment of Punjab Engineering College, the college’s Board of Governors today decided to admit foreign students starting from the academic session 2006-2007, a press statement said here today.


Gram panchayat members seek meeting with Administrator
Chandigarh, May 27
Representatives of the 18 gram panchayats in the city have sought a meeting with the UT Administrator over their long-pending demands. Highlighting the main issues, the villagers said that electricity wires passed over their houses touching the rooftops. This could cause accidents. At certain places naked wires were also visible.

Housing society members threaten to move court
Chandigarh, May 27
Almost a week after the postponement of draw of lots of the Universal Enclave, Sector 48, slated to be held on May 28, by the Joint Registrar Cooperative Societies(JRCS), the controversy refuses to die down. Now the harassed members of the cooperative society have threatened to move court against “injustice” by the Chandigarh Administration.

DLF complex unveiled at Chandigarh IT Park
Chandigarh, May 27
A part of the Information Technology Park here is finally ready. The DLF, which is having 12.4 acres of land, announced that it was offering ready-to-move-in space for IT companies and deals with some companies to lease out space were in finals stages.

With a special child, Major’s widow pleads for house
Chandigarh, May 27
After having lost her husband to militants and waging a continuous battle against a rare neurological disorder affecting her six-year-old daughter, Ms Shalini Bhandral, is on the verge of being rendered virtually homeless. While she will have to vacate the Army’s separated family accommodation quarters in Sector 28 here, she is seeking assistance from the Punjab Governor for the allotment of a flat from the Chandigarh Housing Board on compassionate grounds as she cannot move out of Chandigarh on account of her daughter’s treatment.

Shalini Bhandral with her daughter at her Sector 28 house in Chandigarh on Friday.  — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
Shalini Bhandral with her daughter at her Sector 28 house in Chandigarh on Friday

Ex-Executive Engineer’s death: family alleges negligence
Chandigarh, May 27
A retired Executive Engineer of Punjab Irrigation Department died at GMCH, Sector 32, allegedly unattended and the Panchkula-based family minces no words in blaming the doctors for “gross negligence” by not even turning once to attend to the patient while he was admitted in the emergency.

Desecration: Muslims give memo to Governor
Chandigarh, May 27
Hundreds of Muslims living in Chandigarh today submitted a memorandum to the Governor and the UT Administrator, General S.F. Rodrigues (retd), condemning the desecration of the Koran by US soldiers in Guantanamo Bay prison.

Muslims take part in a protest march against the desecration of the Koran by US soldiers in Guantanamo bay (Cuba), in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Muslims take part in a protest march against the desecration of the Koran by US soldiers in Guantanamo bay

UT akademies revamped
Chandigarh, May 27
The UT Administration has reconstituted the general councils of all its akademies, including Sahitya, Lalit Kala and Sangeet Natak. The members of the newly constituted akademies are as under:-


Man held for carrying gun
Chandigarh, May 27
The police has arrested a Bathinda resident from the Punjab and Haryana High Court this afternoon for carrying a double-barrel gun.

Dhanas resident held for stealing power
Chandigarh, May 27
A resident of Dhanas village was arrested for stealing power while three vehicles were reportedly stolen from various parts of the city, the UT police said, here, today.

1 booked for duping Mani Majra resident
Chandigarh, May 27
A Jalandhar resident has been booked by the police for duping a Mani Majra resident of Rs 1 lakh.

Ex cop’s wife held for cheating
Chandigarh, May 27
The UT police has arrested a woman wanted in a cheating case involving a sum of Rs 11 lakh. The accused was in a committee business and allegedly did not clear the dues of the investors, said the police.


Compartments bane of govt schools
Chandigarh, May 27
More than failures, compartments are the bane of government schools in the Class X CBSE results this year. Government schools in villages around the city have given a dismal performance with a majority of students getting compartments.

Presentation on managing stress
Chandigarh, May 27
A panel discussion on “Managing Stress Among Youth” was organised at Panjab University here today. Mr Jitendra Mohan, Professor of Psychology and National Fellow, ICSSR, New Delhi, and Dr Adarsh Kohli, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, PGI, were the panelists, who addressed the queries of school children present in the gathering.


KLF militant’s case hearing on May 30
Chandigarh, May 27
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr MMS Bedi, today fixed May 30 as the next date of hearing in a case relating to the attack on a former Chandigarh SSP, Mr Sumedh Singh Saini, involving Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), militant, Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar.

Man in judicial custody for bigamy


Bhatti’s son turns director
fter a long silence following his skirmish with the VHP, Jaspal Bhatti yesterday stated that he would soon revive the “Nonsense Club.” The Club had stopped its activities following the filing of an FIR against the club by members of the VHP for reportedly hurting the sentiments of Hindus.

Jasraj Bhatti (extreme right) during the shooting of comedy film in Mohali on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Jasraj Bhatti  during the shooting of comedy film in Mohali on

Akademi plans exhibition by city artists
The first general body meeting of the reconstituted Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi was held on its premises, Central State Library, Sector 34, on Friday. Welcoming members, Prof Aditya Prakash, Chairman, sought their support in achieving the objectives of the Akademi. V.N. Singh, Vice-Chairman and Director, Government Museum and Art Gallery, assured the members that the museum would extend all possible assistance in organising exhibitions, and lectures.

A painting by Stephan Weitzel on display during an exhibition titled “Hunting on Foreign Ground” at Alliance Francaise, Sector-36, in Chandigarh
A painting by Stephan Weitzel on display during an exhibition titled “Hunting on Foreign Ground” at Alliance Francaise, Sector-36, in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

She is here to pep up your personality
In an age where packaging makes all the difference, Ms Rita Anand, Managing Director of Srita, is all set to give you that extra edge in personal grooming and communication skills.

Want to be better parents, turn to CEVA
The Centre for Education and Voluntary Action (CEVA) is organising a special workshop to train parents as better instructors at home. Inspired by the fact that not many courses are being offered to train parents as “trainers of children”, the workshop will help them deal with complex needs of their children. Ms Harleen Kohli of CEVA says, “We all have acquired our responses and behaviours from the way our parents brought us up.

Rajshri’s serial on Sahara One
Sahara One television and Rajshri Productions on Thursday announced the launch of their serial, “Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki” at a press conference through a 15-city video-conference. In Chandigarh, the conference was held at Reliance Web World in Sector 35.


Chandigarh go down to Rajasthan
Chandigarh, May 27
A well-balanced Rajasthan boys team scored a 12-1 triumph over hosts Chandigarh in the super league of the 18th Subjunior National Softball Championship being organised by Chandigarh Amateur Softball Association under the guidance of Softball Federation of India at the Government College for Men in Sector 11 here today.

Karanveer stars in Chandigarh’s win
Mohali, May 27
Karanveer’s outstanding bowling enabled Chandigarh District to get an edge over Minor Districts in the under-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy organized by Punjab Cricket Association at PCA Stadium here, today.

New swimming pool at DPS
Chandigarh, May 27

More than 150 children had a feel of the new swimming pool which was made functional at the Delhi Public School, Sector 40. The school also had a two-week long summer sports camp in eight disciplines which will conclude tomorrow.

Young swimmers in action at the newly constructed swimming pool in Delhi Public School, Sector 40, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Young swimmers in action at the newly constructed swimming pool in Delhi Public School, Sector 40, Chandigarh, on Friday


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