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Sector 18 press up for sale
Privatisation not to affect employees
Chandigarh / New Delhi, February 1
Chandigarh will soon see a major change in one of its icons. The Government Press in Sector 18 is due for a major overhaul. This will include a change in its ownership and the name.
Government Printing Press, Sector 18, Chandigarh
Government Printing Press, Sector 18, Chandigarh

CTU forced to give up on some routes
Meeting on Feb 6 to settle the issue
Panchkula, February 1
The just introduced grid system of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) went in for a toss here after it was forced to discontinue services on some newly introduced routes to the district. These new buses were started with the launch of the grid system from January 23 onwards.



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Minibus operators block traffic
Mohali, February 1
A protest was held by members of the Minibus Operators Association, Punjab, at Sohana here today against the “unsympathetic” attitude of the state government towards their demands.

Jorge Lombi World cupper Lombi praises hockey crowd
Chandigarh, February 1
Argentina's hockey star Jorge Lombi, who played in the Premier Hockey League here, is all praise for the local crowd. Overwhelmed by the electrifying atmosphere at the Sector 42 stadium on the concluding day of the PHL here tonight, Jorge, a veteran of 253 internationals with 329 goals to his credit, said the massive response would breathe new life into Indian hockey.

Flights delayed
Chandigarh, February 1
All three flights to and from the city to Delhi were delayed today due to the ongoing strike by employees of the Airport Authority of India in Delhi. Officials at the Chandigarh Airport informed that the flights of the Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Air Deccan were delayed by almost an hour each because of the strike.

Sodomy case: accused scientist arrested
Chandigarh, February 1
A scientist working with the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Sector 36, Dr Paul Ramesh, was today arrested after being accused of trying to sodomise five youths. The victims comprised boys sent by the crime branch of the police to the CFSL for a lie-detector test.

Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal Youth need to rediscover Punjab: Bansal
Chandigarh, February 1
The youth from the granary of India need to rediscover the vast potential of the land that offers dreams to people from other states. It is sad that youth from Punjab were looking only for white collar jobs or shifting abroad rather than using the potential of the fertile lands which currently houses people from across the country.

 
COMMUNITY

Kalpana Chawla remembered
Chandigarh/Mohali/Banur, February 1
Teachers and students of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Chandigarh, today paid tributes to Kalpana Chawla.


Students of Punjab Engineering College pay floral tributes to Kalpana Chawla on her death anniversary in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Students of Punjab Engineering College pay floral tributes to Kalpana Chawla on her death anniversary in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

JBT scam: CBI raids house in Panchkula
Panchkula, February 1
A CBI team from Delhi today raided the residence of Panchkula resident Hansraj in connection with the alleged irregularities in the recruitment of JBT teachers in Haryana in 2000. Four officers of the CBI led by a Deputy Superintendent of Police raided the residence of Mr Hansraj in Sector 2 as also his printing press in Moginand village.

Posting of info on web causes concern
Chandigarh, February 1
The reported instance of an Army officer posting “damaging” information on the Internet has not only come as a surprise to officers, but also stirred up intelligence and security agencies to exercise greater caution.

CBSE officer refutes charges of harassment
Chandigarh, February 1
Mr D.R. Yadava, Regional Officer, CBSE, Chandigarh, has refuted the charges of harassment against him, saying the charges were not only motivated and mischievous, but the result of some hard administrative decisions he had taken against erring employees of the CBSE.

Basant Panchami celebrations today
Chandigarh, February 1
The Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation has decided to celebrate Basant Panchami tomorrow at Sukhna Lake.

 
BUSINESS

Industrialists welcome VAT concessions
Mohali, February 1
The Mohali Industries Association has welcomed the decision of the Punjab Government of providing concessions to industrial unit owners under VAT.

Sahara One signs ad sales deal
Chandigarh, February 1
Sahara One Media And Entertainment Limited has signed an ad sales agreement with a satellite TV channel that is a leader in its genre.

 
EDUCATION

Lecture on tale of Heer-Ranjha
Chandigarh, February 1
Prof Indu Banga of the Department of History, Panjab University, delivered a lecture on ‘Love, deviance and social control in Mughal India: The kissa of Heer-Ranjha’ at the Department of Sociology in the university here today.

126 NCC cadets honoured
Chandigarh, February 1
The NCC Directorate of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh honoured 126 cadets, who participated in this year’s Republic Day Parade, in a function at Tagore Theatre here yesterday. For the first time a cadet of this directorate, Sgt Under Officer Rahul Sharma from Himachal Pradesh was awarded the Prime Minister’s Baton. He was also adjudged the Best Cadet.
NCC cadets in a jubilant mood after being felicitated for their performance at the Republic Day Parade in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
NCC cadets in a jubilant mood after being felicitated for their performance at the Republic Day Parade in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

AIL to host national moot court contest
Chandigarh, February 1
The Army Institute of Law (AIL), Mohali, will host the National Moot Court Competition-2006 on February 4 and 5.

DELL conducts pre-placement talk
Chandigarh, February 1
DELL authorities visited the GGDSD College campus in Sector 32 here today and conducted their pre-placement talk for which 159 students of various streams got themselves registered.

Placement drive for students
Mohali, February 1
A major placement drive has been at the Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology at Tangori near here.


COURTS

9 acquitted in rape case
Chandigarh, February 1
Nine persons accused in a case of rape and human trafficking were today acquitted by the Additional District and Session Judge, Mr Tejwinder Singh, after the victim retraced from her statement in the court.

  • DC given exemption
  • Notice to Home Secy

high court
Special CBI courts
Chandigarh, February 1
The High Court on Wednesday came down on the Central Bureau of Investigation for its failure to provide permanent public prosecutors at each of the three designated CBI special courts at Patiala, Chandigarh and Ambala.

Confectioner gets 6 months’ jail
Panchkula, February 1
A local court today sentenced a confectioner to six months of imprisonment and Rs 1,000 fine on charges of not having label on of his bakery in accordance with the specifications.


 
CULTURE

Seminar on North Indian classical music
Chandigarh, February 1
A two-day UGC-sponsored national seminar on North Indian classical music started at the Government College for Girls, Sector 42, here today. This was the first time that such a seminar had been organised in the region.

 

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