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Army officer falls to terrorists’ bullets
in Manipur

Rajesh Bakshi Panchkula, January 20
A family with a tradition of military service today lost its son when Lt-Col Rajesh Bakshi, a local resident, fell to terrorists’ bullet in the jungles of southern Manipur today morning. As the family put up a brave and stoic face, attempting not to shed a tear at the tragedy, well wishers and condolence messages began to flow in.

Young lovers commit suicide
Bodies found floating in Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh, January 20
In a case of joint suicide, a young couple in their twenties jumped into the Sukhna Lake after tying their hands together with a dupatta. Their bodies were found floating this afternoon.
A policeman takes finger prints of the boy and the girl who committed suicide at Sukhna Lake
A policeman takes finger prints of the boy and the girl who committed suicide at Sukhna Lake. — A Tribune photograph


IT raids on, no let-up likely
Chandigarh, January 20
On the second day of the raids being conducted on private colonisers, officials from the Income Tax (Investigation) Department today recovered around Rs 19 lakh in cash and some other documents from a bank locker of Mr Kulwant Singh in Mohali.

Sec 17 shops raided too
Chandigarh, January 20
Close on the heels of IT raids on property dealers on the periphery of the city, IT sleuths swooped down on three prominent retail shops in Sector17 today. The raids were conducted at Catwalk, Trendsetters and Krishna Carpets.

Wheat flour price shoots up
Chandigarh, January 20
As the Food Corporation of India has not allegedly released adequate stocks of wheat in the open market, the price of flour has virtually skyrocketed in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, the Union Territory of Chandigarh and Rajasthan, hitting the common man hard.


UT move on phase I of monorail project
Chandigarh, January 20
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to make a strong statement regarding its commitment on the development of the monorail project by floating the global invitation for expression of interest for short listing developers.

Husband beating case: wife says CD is doctored
Panchkula, January 20
Divergent allegations were levelled by rival parties in a much-hyped case of husband beating, relating to a family from Shahazadpur, near here, and beamed by a national television channel yesterday.

Human error responsible for UAV accidents
Chandigarh, January 20
Terming human error as the reason for accidents involving the unmanned aerial vehicle in India, a study published by the IAF's Institute of Aerospace Medicine has recommended that "human factor" specialists be involved with the investigation of future UAV accidents to pinpoint relevant issues and suggest remedial measures.

Roadside junk dealer gets Rs 10,000 power bill

Panchkula, January 20
In a classic case of its kind, a junk dealer, who does not have any power connection, has been sent a bill of Rs 10,000. All because the Vigilance staff of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam found a television set and some bulbs in his junk. Mr Ram Avtar, a resident of Mauli Jagran in Chandigarh, runs a junk shop on the roadside near village Bhainsa Tibba, Mansa Devi Complex, here. “I was earlier running my kiosk in Mauli Jagran and shifted here only nine months ago.

Ram Avtar shows the bill of Rs 10,000 sent to him by UHBVN at Panchkula on Friday. — A Tribune Photograph.

Ram Avtar shows the bill of Rs 10,000 sent to him by UHBVN at Panchkula on Friday

Rose garden in Sec-24 soon
Chandigarh, January 20
The city will soon have a second rose garden. The garden will come up on a six-acre green belt area in Sector 24. Around 3000 plants of 200 different varieties of roses will be planted.

MC reconstitutes committees
Chandigarh, January 20
The Municipal Corporation, reconstituted the committees under sub-section (3) of Section 42 and Section 41B of the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act, 1976, as extended to UT, Chandigarh. The term of all these committees will be up to December 31.

Manto remembered
Panchkula, January 20
The Haryana Urdu Akademy held a seminar on the literary works of the legendary short story writer, Sadat Hasan Manto, at the akademy hall here today.

PSEB told to refund security
Mohali, January 20
The Citizen’s Welfare Federation has asked the Punjab State Electricity Board authorities to refund additional amount which was collected from consumers for installing electronic meters.

Sikh NGO organises religious programmes
Mohali, January 20
The Gursikh Naujwan Sabha has organised various religious programmes to save the Sikh youth from becoming ‘patit’ and also from drug abuse.


Case registered in phone-tapping case
Chandigarh, January 20
Taking a services note of the letter received by Dainik Tribune correspondent pertaining to the phone-tapping of six telephone numbers, including one of former Member of Parliament of the BJP, Mr Sat Pal Jain, the police has registered a case of forgery and criminal conspiracy in this connection.

Man held for stealing stamp papers
Mohali, January 20
The police has arrested a resident of Mani Majra on a charge of stealing stamp papers worth Rs 8 lakh from the tehsil office here yesterday. The arrested person, Tejinder Singh, was a resident of Pipliwala Town, Mani Majra.

Police clueless about burglary
Mohali, January 20
Raids were conducted by the police today at two places in connection with the burglary in the extension counter of the Oriental Bank of Commerce in Phase VI. The teams came back empty-handed.

Case registered


SBI loan mela begins
Chandigarh, January 20
The SBI Loan Mahotsav was inuagurated by the Regional Director of the Reserve Bank of India, Mr D. P. S. Rathore, at the Exhibition Ground, Sector 34, today.

Amartex MD gets award


Foreign varsities woo Indian students
Chandigarh, January 20
From techniques of graphic designing to careers offered by the Indian Air Force, from universities in China and Netherlands to the domestic ones. With over 50 participants, the 34th India International Education Fair, which started at the CII today, has something more to offer than the usual MBA and engineering courses.

Parents and students at the 34th India International Education Fair held at the CII, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph.
Parents and students at the 34th India International Education Fair held at the CII, Chandigarh

Second phase of PU Alumni House in offing
Chandigarh, January 20
Professor K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab University, and President of the PU Alumni Association, presided over the annual general body meeting of the PU Alumni Association held at the lawns of the Alumni House, PU Campus Sector 25 here today.

Teachers urged to save environment
Chandigarh, January 20
Exhorting the teaching faculty in schools to make efforts to save the environment from further degradation, Environment and Pollution Control Director Ishwar Singh today said the living patterns needed to be changed which were resulting in the wastage of scarce natural resources at the orientation programme held for school teachers and the Eco Club co-odinators at the CII.

New India school function held
Chandigarh, January 20

The 24th annual function of New India Senior Secondary School `Kya Masti Kya Dhoom’ was today organised at Tagore Theatre. All students from the primary section participated in the function.

Students of New India Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, Panchkula, enact a wedding scene at their annual function at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Students of New India Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, Panchkula, enact a wedding scene at their annual function at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh

Health plan launched at Sec 18 school
Chandigarh, January 20
The Swift Health Programme for schools was today launched at Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18. The programme was presided over by RK Rao, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh, and DS Mangat, DPI Schools.


Chhatrapati murder case: CBI submits status report
Chandigarh, January 20
The Central Bureau of Investigation today submitted its status report on investigations into the alleged involvement of the management of Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa in the murder of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati and Ranjit Singh, a former Dera inmate, to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Advocate awarded 3-year RI
Chandigarh, January 20
The Special Judicial Magistrate of the CBI, Punjab, in Patiala has sentenced an Amritsar-based advocate to three years of rigorous imprisonment in as many as nine cases for allegedly cheating over 50 persons by handing them over forged orders purported to have been passed by the Supreme Court to terminated employees in their favour.

Bank fraud: 3 in police remand
Chandigarh, January 20
A local court today remanded all the three accused, arrested by the Economic Offence Wing of the UT Police in connection with the fraudulently crediting Rs 70 lakh in their companies account, to two days of police remand.


“Buniyaad” on SaharaOne
Chandigarh, January 20
The SaharaOne channel is all set to re-launch Ramesh Sippy’s “Buniyaad”. The soap that mesmerised audiences in the eighties will be re-launched on January 26 at 8pm on the channel.


PU bags trophy
Chandigarh, January 20
Panjab University has bagged the overall literary trophy in the XXIst Inter-University National Youth Festival which concluded at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.


Should ‘dharna’ site be shifted, asks Admn
Chandigarh, January 20
The Chandigarh Administration has sought a public opinion on whether the current site for 'dharnas' and rallies in the city should be shifted to the Rajendra Park,
Sector 1.


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