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Haryana to set up IT corridor in Panchkula
Chandigarh, July 14
Not willing to be left behind in the IT race, Haryana too announced the setting up of an IT corridor in Panchkula, during a function organised on the eve of a two-day mega conclave on Information Technology - e Revolution - 2005.

The Nasscom chief, Mr Kiran Karnik, in conversation with Arvind Khanna of DLF in Chandigarh on the eve of the IT conclave in Chandigarh on Thursday. The Nasscom chief, Mr Kiran Karnik, in conversation with Arvind Khanna of DLF in Chandigarh on the eve of the IT conclave in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


  E-Revolution 2005
Better connectivity will help realise city’s IT dream
Chandigarh, July 14
As the mega conclave on Information Technology (IT) got underway, IT heads of two major companies today reiterated the need for improving infrastructure in the upcoming IT destinations of Chandigarh and Mohali so as to bring them at par with other IT destinations across the country.

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IT students a forgotten lot at mega conclave
Chandigarh, July 14
E-revolution is happening in the heart of the city and yet the city youth are unconnected, untouched. Big names in the IT business, right from NASSCOM President, Mr Kiran Karnik, to Mr Mohandas Pai from Infosys to Pradeep Gupta from Cyber Media and Krishna Giri of E-governance (ASEAN)-IBM, are in the city doing a lot of talking and yet the next crop of computer engineers is nowhere to be found.

Chandigarh using IT for society
Chandigarh, July 14
Five years, since the Chandigarh Administration announced its IT policy, the use of information technology (IT) is now percolating down to the common man, making Chandigarh a place where “IT is for the society”.

Xquiz IT 2005
Chandigarh, July 14
The Confederation of Indian Industry, Northern Region, in association with the Society of Information Technology is organising XquizIT 2005, a corporate challenge quiz, on July 23, a press note said here today.

Chandigarh-Ambala road to be 4-laned
Chandigarh, July 14
The “killer-stretch” of the national highway between Chandigarh and Ambala on which hundreds of lives are lost every year in accidents, will finally be four-laned.

An introspective and inspirational session
Chandigarh, July 14
A seminar on “Challenges before the media in the post Independence era” held today at the Press Club turned into an introspective and inspirational session for the journalists who attended the gathering. The two stalwarts, Mr H.K. Dua, Editor-in- Chief of The Tribune group of newspapers and Mr Prabash Joshi, Editorial Advisor of Jansatta, were the guests of honour and presided over the function.

Mr H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune group of newspapers, Mr Prabash Joshi, Editorial Adviser, Jansatta, and Mr Jagtar Singh Sidhu, president of the Press Club, interact with mediapersons at a seminar to mark the silver jubilee celebrations of the Press Club, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Mr H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune group of newspapers, Mr Prabash Joshi, Editorial Adviser, Jansatta, and Mr Jagtar Singh Sidhu, president of the Press Club, interact with mediapersons at a seminar to mark the silver jubilee celebrations of the Press Club, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Two held for ‘links’ with Hawara, let off
Chandigarh, July 14
The local police reportedly rounded up two persons for their alleged links with the Babbar Khalsa International chief, Jagtar Singh Hawara. Both the persons were later let off by the police after it failed to establish their links with Hawara.


Naya Gaon residents expect better infrastructure
Chandigarh, July 14
Less than a day after the Punjab and Haryana High Court vacated the stay on the formation of a notified area committee or nagar panchayat for Naya Gaon, property dealers were the ones smiling all the way to the bank.

Lobbying on for post of local Cong chief
Chandigarh, July 14
Even as uncertainty over the appointment of president of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee continues, lobbying for the top post has picked up momentum.

Contract system for paid parking flawed
Chandigarh, July 14
After more than four years of introduction of paid parking in the city, the system is far from being a people friendly.

Solution to flooding problem in sight
Panchkula, July 14
The problem of flooding of Sector 19 because of constructions on the course of the nullah in the neighbouring Punjab area could end soon.

‘Anti-staff’ policies of JCT Ltd to be discussed
Mohali, July 14
“Anti-employee” policies of the management of JCT Electronics Ltd will be discussed at a meeting scheduled to be held under the presidentship of Mr Kartar Singh Rathore, general secretary of Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, Punjab, in Phase IIIB 1 tomorrow.

‘Bring guilty MC officials to book’
Panchkula, July 14
Twelve Municipal Councillors today held a meeting and urged the Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, and Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Chander Mohan, to order a Vigilance probe into the alleged ‘financial irregularities in the Municipal Council.

Chandigarh Press Club expedition team reaches city
Chandigarh, July 14
A 16-member expedition team of the Chandigarh Press Club returned from the Pangong Lake in Ladakh this evening. The team had left for the expedition on July 5 but could only reach the lake on July 11.

SBP staff stages protest
Patiala, July 14
Employees of the State Bank of Patiala today hold a massive demonstration in front of local head office of State Bank of Patiala, against the alleged indifferent attitude of bank’s management towards the demands of the employees.

Panchkula gets third funeral van
Panchkula, July 14
The township today got its third funeral van. With increasing population, the existing facility of funeral van service in the township was getting insufficient.


4 vehicles stolen; servant decamps with Rs 80,000
Chandigarh, July 14
Four vehicles, including a car, were stolen from the city in the last 24 hours. Besides this, a servant allegedly decamped with Rs 80,000 and other articles from a house and one person was arrested for indulging in gambling.

Man duped of ornaments
Chandigarh, July 14
Insatiable desire for wealth not only made him lose gold ornaments, but also left him red faced literally.

Case of negligent driving registered
Chandigarh, July 14
The local police registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the daughter of a businessman, last night, who allegedly hit a poor widow with her car on July 12.


No cheers for CITCO hotels
Chandigarh, July 14
The Taj Chandigarh has bagged the cream of the guests participating in the Information Technology conference which opened here today.


698 students given admission
Chandigarh, July 14
A total of 698 students were admitted on day nine of the centralised admissions to government schools at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here today. While 492 students were admitted in the humanities stream, 201 sought admission in vocational stream and five went to the science stream.

Students to be honoured on Independence Day
Mohali, July 14
Students who have secured more than 90 per cent marks in the science and commerce streams in the board examinations will be honoured at the Independence Day celebrations on August 15.


CrPC amendments: lawyers hold demonstration
Chandigarh, July 14
Lawyers today held a one-day protest against the recent amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code.


Impressive folk dance performance
Chandigarh, July 14
The “Anjuman-2005”, an annual musical bonanza of the Shri Sai Arts brought alive the diverse folk culture of the region with sleek presentation of dances at Tagore Theatre today. The programme sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs Haryana and Public Relations Chandigarh featured over 25 young amateur artists in elegant costumes.

Deaf and dumb children perform Punjabi folk dance at Tagore Theatre on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Deaf and dumb children perform Punjabi folk dance at Tagore Theatre

Another laugh riot from Dhawan stable
David Dhawan, the king of comedy, is certainly a goliath at the box-office. His last directorial venture ‘‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’’, which collected Rs 32 crore, was a hit in multiplexes and in single screen too. David this week bounces back with yet another laugh riot ‘‘Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya’’ starring Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sohail Khan and Sushmita Sen.


Seats allotted ‘without proper planning’
Chandigarh, July 14
The Chandigarh Sports Department has finalized the sports wing scheme, for the year 2005-06, the trials for which concluded at various schools today. The Department has made an announcement to allot 361 seats in the schools and 165 seats in the coaching centres.

SAI toughens stance on coaches’ transfer
Chandigarh, July 14
The imbroglio over the recent transfer of coaches of the Sports Authority of India has taken a new turn with the Regional Directorate office at Sonepat writing a strongly worded letter to the respective heads of sports departments where these coaches were posted.

Trials for sports wing seats held
Chandigarh, July 14
The three-day trials, to allot sports wing seats (schools) to deserving players by Sports Department, Chandigarh Administration, concluded here today. As many as 361 seats were allotted in the 17 disciplines during the trials, held at various schools.


Uncertainty among staff due to CE’s directive
Chandigarh, July 14
Uncertainty is prevailing among the employees of Chandigarh Administration following a directive issued by the Chief Engineer to relieve the employees who could not get stay on the issue of seeking options to get transferred to the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation.

Samples of recarpeted roads taken
Panchkula, July 14
A committee of officials headed by the Sub Divisional Magistrate, Panchkula, Mr Virender Dahiya, today collected samples of roads recently recarpetted by the Municipal Council and also of pavements constructed by the MC.


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