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Small IT units prefer Chandigarh to Mohali
Chandigarh, February 2
Small and medium enterprises in the field of information technology in the region are now preferring to invest at the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park than its counterpart at Mohali, as is evident from the number of entrants for the past couple of years.

CFSL scientist remanded in judicial custody
Chandigarh, February 2
The Junior Scientific Officer working with the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Sector 36, Dr Paul Ramesh, was today remanded in judicial custody by the Duty Magistrate, Mr A.S. Shergill, here today.

PGI asked to pay compensation
Chandigarh, February 2
The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has been directed to pay Rs 3 lakh as compensation to a labourer who was operated for Nerve Schwannoma, a tumor arising from the nerve of hearing.



 

 

EARLIER STORIES

 

Govt clarifies on press privatisation
Chandigarh, February 2
The Government of India has clarified that the Cabinet has taken a decision to privatise the Text Books Press in Chandigarh and no proposal to privatise the UT Press is under consideration at this time.

New steps initiated to restrict tax evasion
Chandigarh, February 2
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has asked all banks to ensure that bank customers quote their Permanent Account Numbers (PAN) in all documents and transactions from April 1 onwards.

Mr P.K. Sharma, Director, Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Ludhiana (in front) and Dr J.R. Sharma, Director, Regional Remote Sensing Service Centre, Jodhpur (to his left) at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday. Seminar on disaster management systems
Chandigarh, February 2
Seminarians at Panjab University here today highlighted that remotely sensed data can help detect, monitor and respond to natural disasters covering large and inaccessible areas better as the information is collected and disseminated much faster than ground-based observations.

Mr P.K. Sharma, Director, Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Ludhiana (in front) and Dr J.R. Sharma, Director, Regional Remote Sensing Service Centre, Jodhpur (to his left) at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photo

Now, comics to carry the message of AIDS to children
Chandigarh, February 2
Transcending popular mainstream comics that deal with mythology, adventure or basic humour, World Comics India, State AIDS Control Society, UT and Yuvsatta, a city-based NGO have identified comics as a powerful tool of campaign communication among children on the issue of HIV-AIDS.

From left — General Manager of The Tribune, Mr Sanjay Hazari; Editor of Dainik Tribune Naresh Kaushal; Additional General Manager O.P. Arora and Tribune Employees Union President Jagtar Singh Sidhu join other employees of the newspaper to pay tributes to Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of The Tribune. Rich tributes paid to The Tribune founder
Chandigarh, February 2
Rich tributes were paid to the founder of The Tribune, Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, on the occasion of the foundation day that was celebrated here with much fervour by The Tribune employees.

From left — General Manager of The Tribune, Mr Sanjay Hazari; Editor of Dainik Tribune Naresh Kaushal; Additional General Manager O.P. Arora and Tribune Employees Union President Jagtar Singh Sidhu join other employees of the newspaper to pay tributes to Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of The Tribune. — A Tribune photo

 
COMMUNITY

Airport Authority of India employees protest against the Centre’s move to privatise airports in Chandigarh on Thursday. Airport staff protest against privatisation move
Chandigarh, February 2
Employees of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) protested against Centre’s move to privatise airports here today.

 

Airport Authority of India employees protest against the Centre’s move to privatise airports in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Physically challenged persons, who were given tricycles by the Excise and Taxation Minister, Mr Sardul Singh, at a function in Lalru on Thursday. Octroi to be abolished in March: minister
Lalru, February 2
The Punjab Government’s Rs 400 crore scheme, “Punjab nirman yojana,” for the development of the cities and villages has yielded impressive results, the Excise and Taxation Minister, Mr Sardul Singh, said here today. The minister was speaking at a subdivision-level “Lok Suvidha camp” here today.

Physically challenged persons, who were given tricycles by the Excise and Taxation Minister, Mr Sardul Singh, at a function in Lalru on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Workers of the local unit of the CPM take out a rally in Chandigarh on Thursday. CPM activists organise rally
Chandigarh, February 2
Workers of the local unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) today organised a rally and a protest dharna in Plaza, Sector 17, here today.

 

Workers of the local unit of the CPM take out a rally in Chandigarh on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph

Road berms have eroded along the Panchkula-Ramgarh highway. Road berms face erosion
Panchkula, February 2
Road berms on both sides of National Highway 73 between Panchkula and Ramgarh are facing erosion at places.

 

Road berms have eroded along the Panchkula-Ramgarh highway. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Probe sought into affairs of housing society
Mohali, February 2
The Ad Hoc Committee of the United Cooperative House Building Society Ltd, Sector 68, has demanded a high-level inquiry into the affairs of the housing society, its previous managing committee and activities of senior officials of the cooperative department.

Students of Asmah International school enjoying the onset of spring Basant Panchami celebrated with fervour
Chandigarh, February 2
Basant Panchmi was celebrated in the Department of Music Panjab University with great fervour. Prof Jai Prakash of the Department was the Chief Guest. He apprised students of the importance of doing pooja of Maa Saraswati on the Basant Panchmi. Mr Gagan Singh, a research scholar, performed seasonal Raag ‘Bahar’.

Students of Asmah International school enjoying the onset of spring

Basant Panchami being celebrated with traditional fervour at Leisure Valley in Chandigarh on Thursday. Bhangra, pop music mark Basant celebrations
Chandigarh, February 2
Basant Panchami was celebrated with gaiety at Sukhna Lake by the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO).

Basant Panchami being celebrated with traditional fervour at Leisure Valley in Chandigarh on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


A colour which reminds of Basant Panchmi, a mustard field in full bloom in Balo Majra village of Mohali on Thursday.
A colour which reminds of Basant Panchmi, a mustard field in full bloom in Balo Majra village of Mohali on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Basant Panchami celebrated
Panchkula, February 2
Basant Panchami was celebrated in Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, with great enthusiasm. Celebrations started with Saraswati Poojan and singing of Saraswati Vandana. Mustard flowers, wheat pods and flowers of marigold were offered to the goddess to mark the arrival of the king of seasons.

CII, PAU can ‘strengthen’ agriculture sector
Chandigarh, February 2
The Confederation of Indian Industry and Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, can play a role in strengthening the agriculture sector in Punjab by having a farmer-industry-research collaboration.

Dr Satwant installed Rotary Club president
Chandigarh, February 2
Dr Satwant Sachdeva, Director, Brain Hospital installed President of the Rotary Club, Patiala Mid-Town. Mr Darshan Singh Dhaliwal NRI from the USA was the chief guest. Deputy Commissioner, Patiala Tajveer Singh was guest of honour, Rotary Governor Dr Harbans Phatak an entrepreneur and social worker Dr Haveen Saronwal was the masters of the ceremony.

J&K Rifles’ get-together
Chandigarh, February 2
Members of the Association of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles Association (AJRO) organised a social get-together at the Defence Services Officers’ Institute here yesterday.

117th Corps Day celebrated
Chandigarh, February 2
The Military Farms Department of the Army celebrated its 117th Corps Day at Headquarters Western Command, Chandimandir, yesterday. A social get-together was organised on the occasion, which was attended by senior officers posted here. TNS

BSNL phones go dead
Chandigarh, February 2
Most of BSNL phones in the Modern Housing Complex, Manimajra, went dead as the work of laying Airtel cables went on till late at night. Several complaints were received from the residents as none of the phone lines were operational. Ramesh Kumar, a resident, said. “Three feet deep pits were dug by labourers employed by the company and there was no supervisor to guide the labour on the spot.”

Repaired road develops potholes
Chandigarh, February 2
It has been hardly a month when the road dividing Sectors 46 and 47 was repaired and it has already developed nearly four dozen potholes. The road leads to the intersection of Sectors 32-31-46-47.

Entries invited for journalism awards
Chandigarh, February 2
The Chandigarh Press Club has invited entries for the second annual awards for excellence in journalism for 2005.

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EDUCATION

Physics contests
Chandigarh, February 2
A host of inter-college physics contests were organised by the Department of Physics, Government College, Sector 11, here on Tuesday.

‘Lakshya’ from today
Chandigarh, February 2
Everyone is set for the two-day annual technical-cum-cultural extravaganza, Lakshya, to be held at DAV College, Sector 10, here from February 3.

13 Chitkara students recruited
Chandigarh, February 2
As many as 13 students of the Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology were recruited today by CA International as part of its campus placement process.

Students get farewell
Chandigarh, February 2
The Class X students of DAV Model School, Sector 15, were yesterday given a warm farewell by their juniors. A cultural programme was organised on the occasion in which a variety of song and dance items were presented. A modelling session was also held. Harpreet was declared Mr DAV and Raina Ms DAV. Mankiran and Apoorva were runners up.

 
CULTURE

 Indian classical singer Vinita Sood performs during the 2nd annual Barahspati Sangeet Samaroh at Law Bhawan, Sector 37, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Classical music fest opens at Law Bhavan
Chandigarh, February 2
The 2nd annual Brahsapati Sangeet Samaroh, organised under the aegis of the Acharya Brahspati Kala Kendra and Research Institute and the Sadbhavana Arts, commenced on a melodic note at Law Bhavan auditorium here yesterday.

Indian classical singer Vinita Sood performs during the 2nd annual Barahspati Sangeet Samaroh at Law Bhawan, Sector 37, in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

HEALTH

Medical camp for senior citizens
Chandigarh, February 2
As many as 250 pensioners and senior citizens were examined during a free medical check-up camp organised by Punjab National Bank at its Sector 17-B branch yesterday. The four-day medical check up-camp was inaugurated by Mr B.P. Chopra, General Manager, PNB, Haryana Zone. Mr Chopra said that the camp was being organised as part of the social responsibility of the bank.

Alumni meet of PGI Nephrology Dept
Chandigarh, February 2
The Department of Nephrology of the PGIMER is organising the annual conference of the Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India along with the first ever meet of the alumni of the Department of Nephrology from February 3 to 5.

 
SPORTS

City to host 2 ties of Indo-Pak series
Chandigarh, February 2
Overwhelming response of local people during the matches of Premier Hockey League here has made an impression on the minds of the officials of Indian Hockey Federation.

Punjab Ranji probables practise at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Thursday. Punjab Ranji probables attend training camp
Mohali, February 2
Probables of the Punjab Ranji team for North Zone Ranji one-day matches, sweated it out in the training camp at Punjab Cricket Association here today.

 

Punjab Ranji probables practise at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

ADMINISTRATION

CHB action “uncalled for”: residents
Chandigarh, February 2
The Chandigarh Housing Board has issued notices to more than 300 residents of Sector 38 (West) for encroaching on government land. The encroachments include use of barbed wires, illegal fences and extended gates.


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