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Delimitation work for UT villages to begin soon
Chandigarh, December 14
The delimitation exercise to include the area of 14 UT villages in the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is expected to begin soon.

Abduction mastermind still at large
Chandigarh, December 14
Even after having solved the sensational abduction-for-ransom case about a month ago, in which son of a city-based automobile dealer was abducted for a ransom of Rs 2 crore, the identity of the ‘mastermind’ in the case continues to baffle the Chandigarh police till date.

CSIO records another earthquake
Chandigarh, December 14
Close on the heels of yesterday’s quake, another quake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale with its epicentre at Badri Nath in Uttaranchal (30.700 degrees North, 79.300 degrees East) was recorded at 12.40 pm here today.



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IT registers its presence in city
Chandigarh December 14
Information technology has landed to stay on the socio-economic map of the city with a clear indication of having a definite impact on its future development. The inauguration of the Rajiv Gandhi Information Technology Park and the employment of IT aided e-sampark centres for public utility all over the city are the insignia of change in future.

“Laado” leaves a lasting impression
Chandigarh, December 14
It was an evening that made a difference. An evening where you didn’t see women shirk and men sniker and look away, when the sensitive topic of female foeticide was touched. For a change you had 600 people sit up and listen to the message being put across to them.

A scene from play ‘Laado’ staged by students of Ryan International School, Sector 49, at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo Vinay Malik
A scene from play ‘Laado’ staged by students of Ryan International School, Sector 49, at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

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Reduce size of bureaucracy: ex-AG
Chandigarh, December 14
Dr B.P. Mathur, former Deputy Comptroller and Auditor-General of India and Director, National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad, today said that Indian bureaucracy needed to be reduced in size and revamped to include fresh corporate talent.

A man lying in the sun in Leisure Valley, Chandigarh, looks like a sculpture himself.
MAN AND SCULPTURE: A man lying in the sun in Leisure Valley, Chandigarh, looks like a sculpture himself. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

VCs told to evaluate social development
Chandigarh, December 14
Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), the Governor of Punjab and Chancellor of universities based in Punjab, here today called upon Vice-Chancellors to evaluate the progress of social development, especially in education, medical and agriculture, and help the state in improving its plans and policies through their expertise and professional capabilities.

Mansa Devi bridge issue taken up
Chandigarh, December 14
The meeting of the Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee (DRUCC), Ambala, was held today at Ambala.

Col Sodhi elected Kalgidhar society chief
Zirakpur, December 14
Col J.S. Sodhi (retd) was elected president of the Kalgidhar Enclave Welfare Society during its general-body meeting here.

Poll to elect new Mayor to be held on Jan 1
Chandigarh, December 14
The elections to elect the new Mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) will be held on Sunday, January 1.

Dharna by medical representatives
Chandigarh, December 14
Members of the Punjab and Chandigarh Medical and Sales Representatives’ Union today began their three-day strike all over Punjab and Chandigarh on a call by their national federation, FMRAI.

Bhagavadgita copies distributed
Chandigarh, December 14
As part of the month-long celebration of Gita Jayanti, Sri Gita Prachar Samiti, Chandigarh, distributed copies of Srimad Bhagavadgita free of cost to devotees.

Protest against demolition drive
Mohali, December 14
Residents of Mauli Baidwan village yesterday protested against the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority’s (PUDA) demolition drive carried out in the village. PUDA’s regulatory team today razed to the ground a religious structure in the village.

Punjabi society convention from December 16
Chandigarh, December 14
The 32nd convention of the International Punjabi Society is slated to be held at Chandigarh from December 16. It will be a three-day affair and about 500 delegates, including 200 people from the USA, Canada, the UK and Pakistan are expected to participate in the conference, Mr Jaspal Singh Kandhari, Chairman of the Organising Committee, said here today.

Remount Veterinary Corps anniversary celebrations
Chandigarh, December 14
The Army's Remount Veterinary Corps (RVC) celebrated its 226th anniversary at Chandi Mandir Cantonment, near here, today. A social get-together was organised to mark the occasion.


Parking contractor booked
Chandigarh, December 14
A parking contractor was booked after a Maruti car was stolen from his parking lot yesterday. Elsewhere, the police on Tuesday arrested one person for possessing ganja and six for gambling.

Two more held in murder cases
Chandigarh, December 14
The police today arrested the other two accused in the killing of two persons, whose bodies were found from Maloya village this year. Both victims were allegedly done to death by five members of a family, belonging to the Sansi tribe.


HDFC Bank launches Kisan Card in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh, December 14
The HDFC Bank, one of the India’s leading private sector banks, in association with the Visa International has launched the Kisan Card here today.

Launching of the HDFC Bank’s Kisan Card by Mr Surinder Singla, Finance Minister of Punjab, at the CII in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Launching of the HDFC Bank’s Kisan Card by Mr Surinder Singla, Finance Minister of Punjab, at the CII in Chandigarh on Wednesday.


Faculty development programme
Chandigarh, December 14
To spread awareness about the global environmental issues amongst the teaching community, the Environment Society of MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, here held a one-day faculty development programme on ‘Sustainable Environmental Development’ here today.

Annual day celebrated
Mohali, December 14
Fun and frolic marked the first day of the annual day celebrations ‘Kaleidoscope 05’ of Saupin’s School organised today at Tagore Theatre. The function was presided over by Nek Chand as the chief guest and Ms Seema Jain, Chairperson, Mandi Board Punjab, as the guest of honour.
Children participating in “Kaleidoscope 2005”, during the annual day celebrations of Saupins' School at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Children participating in “Kaleidoscope 2005”, during the annual day celebrations of Saupins' School at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Seminar on education
Chandigarh, December 14
NGOs, voluntary agencies, social organisations in collaboration with educational educations and students of Panjab University organised a seminar on the theme of education in the lawns of Students Centre here yesterday.

No instructor for computer centre
Chandigarh, December 14
The computer training centre at the Working Women Hostel, Sector 24, being run by the Social Welfare Department is still without an instructor. While the students complained that they had paid their regular fee of Rs 500. There has been no instructor for formal training. So much so that many a times, new students who wish to seek admission had to be turned down.

Training for trainers
Chandigarh, December 14
The Faculty of Business Management and Commerce is organising a three-day workshop “Training for Trainers” for December 15 to 17, at golden jubilee hall, Panjab University. This workshop has been designed to impart requisite knowledge of contemporary issues in accounting and finance, corporate governance, research methodology and application of computer software in commerce.


Accused acquitted
Chandigarh, December 14
Dharampal, who had been arrested by Chandigarh police, on the charge of possessing smack, was yesterday acquitted by Mr R. S. Baswana, Additional Sessions Judge, on the basis of contradictory statements given by the police personnel.

UBS Reader elected to accounting body
Chandigarh, December 14
Dr Karamjeet Singh, Reader, University Business School, has been elected executive member of the All-India Accounting Association. He was elected at the 28th All-India Accounting Conference and international seminar on accounting education and research on December 10 at Hyderabad in which over 500 delegates from various universities participated.

CAT to rescue of ex-Forest Officer
Chandigarh, December 14
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has come to the rescue of a Forest Officer who retired from service without being promoted against the state promotion quota in the Indian Forest Services (IFS).

Show cause notice to JE
Chandigarh, December 14
The Deputy Commissioner has issued a show-cause notice to a Junior Engineer, Mr Sudhir Batra, for not reporting about two rooms which were being used at a Sector 17 guest house, City Plaza. The guest house had been sealed by the Estate Office.

Project to expedite pending cases to be launched
Panchkula, December 14
To expedite pending legal cases, the Haryana State Legal Services authorities have launched a project ‘Peoples Initiative for Justice’ to provide justice at the door steps of the litigants in certain pending cases here.


Lifetime Achievement Award for PGI doctor
Chandigarh, December 14
An internationally renowned nephrologist, Dr K.S. Chugh, Emeritus Professor in the PGI, has been conferred with the “LifeTime Achievement Award” by the Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN).


Cricket trophy for GIMRC-32 team

Mohali, December 14

Government Institute for Mentally Retarded Children, Sector 32, defeated Jeevodhaya Special School, Nagpur, by five runs and won the final of the first ever All-India Open Cricket Tournament at PCA Stadium, here today.

The GIMRC, Sector 32, team, with the trophy at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Wednesday. — Photo by Vicky Gharu

The GIMRC, Sector 32, team, with the trophy at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Wednesday.

Audit cricket from Dec 15
Chandigarh, December 14
Accountant General (A&E) Punjab and UT, Chandigarh will organise the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, North Zone Cricket Tournament at here from December 15 to 17.

DAV Public School to host CBSE table tennis meet
Chandigarh, December 14
DAV Public School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, is all set to host the biggest table tennis event titled the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) National Table Tennis meet involving more than 500 paddlers in three age groups under 14, under 16 and under 19 from December 19 to 22 at the Sector 23 T T Hall.

Satyan beats Arun
Panchkula, December 14
Satyan Anand beat Arun (2-0) hitting a break of 34 in the first frame and 32 in the second frame in the inaugural snooker match in junior class during the Haryana State Junior and Senior Championship being held at Haryana Billiards Centre, Sector 11, here, today.

“Promoting Irfan will boost his confidence”
Chandigarh, December 14
“In emergency situations like the one that arose because of Sehwag’s absence due to illness, Irfan has done well and promoting Irfan as one down or as an opener time and again will definitely give him more confidence and help him grow as an opener,” remarked Navjot Singh Sidhu, former cricketer, who was in Chandigarh today.

Clash at hockey stadium: 3 hurt
Chandigarh, December 14
Three spectators suffered minor injuries after a heated debate turned violent during a match at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium this afternoon. Both teams reportedly clashed with each other following a dispute over a goal.


MC to organise shopping festival
Chandigarh, December 14
The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh at its meeting yesterday decided to organise the New Year Shopping Festival at Sector 22-D from December 25 to January 15.


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