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IT park hotel site to go under hammer
Chandigarh, March 6
The Chandigarh Administration is making a second attempt to auction the four-acre five-star hotel site at the Rajiv Gandhi Information Technology Park on Thursday.

Indian, England teams in city
Chandigarh, March 6
Amid tight security, members of the Indian and England cricket teams today arrived in the city and checked in at Hotel Taj GVK in the afternoon.

Chandigarh Police personnel attached to the Indian cricket team are forced to jog with players at Leisure Valley, Chandigarh, on Monday Two girls unaware of Irfan Pathan and Mohinder Singh Dhoni as they jog past them

SOME EXERCISE FOR COPS, FINALLY: Chandigarh Police personnel attached to the Indian cricket team are forced to jog with players at Leisure Valley, Chandigarh, on Monday; and (right) two girls unaware of Irfan Pathan and Mohinder Singh Dhoni as they jog past them.
— Tribune photos by Viney Malik


Former militant Billa held
Chandigarh, March 6
Three days after former militant Vikramjit Singh, alias Billa, entered into a scuffle with a human rights lawyer, Mr Navkiran Singh, at the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the former “resurfaced” at a press conference organised by the Lawyers for Human Rights International here today.

Chandigarh cop on a noble mission
Chandigarh, March 6
It was May 17, 2000. Kosovo, Yugoslavia. Seconds before a passenger train mowed him down, Ramdayal, a young Chandigarh police officer doing a stint with the UNO, was certain that this was the last sight he would see before God snuffed out his life.

Ramdayal with school children from Hoshiarpur on an educational tour to Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Ramdayal with school children from Hoshiarpur on an educational tour to Chandigarh on Monday

India a virgin territory in software governance: Expert 
Chandigarh, March 6
Global leaders in governance, risk and compliance solutions, Virsa Systems Inc., will now control its Asia Pacific operations from Chandigarh. Mr Jasvir Gill, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Virsa Systems, said Chandigarh had the potential and political will to turn into the Silicon Valley of North India.

Even while living in distant Canada, the sons and daughters of Punjab have not forgotten their soil and the great talent it has produced. The Punjabi Heritage Foundation of Canada at Ottawa will pay homage to legendary Punjabi poetess Amrita Pritam in the form of poetical evening.


Kharar-Banur-Tepla road to be four-laned
Mohali, March 6
The Punjab Government will spend a sum of Rs 66 crore on the four-laning of the Kharar-Banur-Tepla road under a World Bank project. This was stated by Mr Bir Devinder Singh, Kharar, MLA, after inaugurating a public suvidha camp organised by the Ropar district administration at Saneta village, near here, today.

Hallmarking of jewellery to be mandatory soon
Chandigarh, March 6
With the deadline for making hallmarking and assaying of gold jewellery mandatory by 2008, as announced by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Standards is gearing up for the big day, said BIS Director-General S.P. Sharma who was in the city to attend a seminar.

Wipe out foeticide, says Jean Rodrigues
Chandigarh, February 6
Mrs Jean Rodrigues, wife of Punjab Governor and president of Indian Council of Social Welfare, Punjab branch while presiding over the meeting of central executive committee here today, called for a major effort for developing the full potential of the poor and disadvantaged and to make them equal partners in the process of national development.

Probe attacks on activists: rights body
Chandigarh, March 6
A human rights organisation, the Lawyers for Human Rights International, today demanded an inquiry by a sitting Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court into the alleged attacks on its office-bearers at the behest of certain vested interests.

Public hearing on mall clearance
Panchkula, March 6
The first-ever public hearing function for Environmental Impact Action clearance of a shopping mall being developed by Contel was held at Sector 5, Panchkula, today.

Fauji Beat
Experience is a great teacher

e fought 1971 war with only one corps (15 Corps) in J&K. No doubt, we were badly surprised in Chhamb-Jaurian sector in the 1971 war, and even earlier in the 1965 war.

A section of the Tenga museum.
A section of the Tenga museum

Army postal corps celebrates anniversary
Chandigarh, March 6
The Army Postal Service Corps celebrated its 34th anniversary at Chandimandir today. A barakhana was organised for serving and retired APS personnel stationed in Chandigarh and around.

Writer Majhail honoured
Mohali, March 6
Veteran writer, journalist and educationist Harjinder Singh Majhail, was honoured for his contribution to the development of literature and arts by the Nand Lal Nurpuri Sahitya Sabha here yesterday.

ESI scheme for unemployed
Chandigarh, March 6
The ESI Corporation has introduced an unemployment allowance scheme called the Rajiv Gandhi Kalyana Yojna for those insured under the ESI Act and are unemployed due to the closure of factory or retrenchment or suffering up to 50 per cent permanent invalidity.

Teacher caught helping students in copying
Mohali, March 6
A private school teacher put on duty in examinations being conducted by the Punjab School Education Board was relieved on a charge of helping students to indulge in copying.


Sec 41 man, 3 others booked on rape charge
Chandigarh, March 6
The local police today booked a Sector 41 resident, his mother along with two neighbours on the allegations of kidnapping, raping and illegally confining a
21-year-old student of a local college.

Boy crushed to death
Chandigarh, March 6
Scared by a stray dog, a 10-year-old boy was succumbed to injuries in a local hospital after he was crushed under a truck, last night. The police said the victim had been identified as Jatinder, a resident of Sanjay Colony. He was playing along the road when scared by a stray dog he ran to save himself.

Chardi Kala Trust chief booked
Chandigarh, March 6
The police has booked a Delhi resident and his son on the allegations of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy made by the chairman of the Blood Diseases Hospital Society, which is based in Sector 23, Chandigarh.

Accidental firing: cook arrested
Chandigarh, March 6
The police today arrested the cook of a Sector 9 house, where a security guard was killed following a gunshot, on the charges of causing death due to negligence.

Three more of car thief gang held
Chandigarh, March 6
The Operation Cell of the Chandigarh Police today arrested three more members of the car thief gang, including another constable of the Punjab Police, and claimed to have recovered a Maruti Zen from their possession.


2 companies open offices in IT park
Chandigarh, March 6
The Punjab Governor, Gen (retd) S.F. Rodrigues, called upon IT professionals at the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park for evolving an integrated mechanism to facilitate constant interactive process for bringing about efficiency and effectiveness in the system.


Non-absorption of teachers: PCCTU plans protest
Chandigarh March 6
Members of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union have decided to launch an agitation following the failure of the Punjab Government to provide a solution for the absorption of staff affected by the shifting of plus two classes.

Paper cancelled at centre, staff removed
Chandigarh, March 6
The staff posted to conduct the examinations of Class XII at Centre No. III (Block II) of Government Senior Secondary School, Bassi Pathana, has been removed for dereliction of duty.

Abacus comes to city
Chandigarh, March 6

Learning arithmetic may no longer be as difficult as you or your child perceives. An Abacus training company, International Concept of Mental Arithmetic System, today launched their operations in Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

Mr Jay Vardhan Rishi explains the abacus form of learning arithmetic in Chandigarh on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph
Mr Jay Vardhan Rishi explains the abacus form of learning arithmetic in Chandigarh on Monday

Seminar on system certification
Chandigarh, March 6
A seminar on management system certification (ISO-9001, ISO-14001 and ISO-18001) was organised by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (Chandigarh Regional Centre) in collaboration with the Bureau of Indian Standards, Northern Regional Office, Chandigarh and Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, here today.

Experts discuss impact of globalisation
Mohali, March 6
A seminar on "Impact and need of globalisation, entrepreneurship and knowledge of management on Indian industry" was held at Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, today. Dr Amanpreet Chinna, Professor in Georgian College, Toronto, presented an interesting comparative study on the impact of globalisation on Indian and Canadian culture. She said individualism was the result of consumerism.

(From left) Dr Amanpreet Chinna, Mr R.S. Dhaliwal, Dr S.K.Chadha and Mr Hardyal Singh Cheema at a seminar in Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph 
Dr Amanpreet Chinna, Mr R.S. Dhaliwal, Dr S.K.Chadha and Mr Hardyal Singh Cheema at a seminar in Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, on Monday

From Colleges
Dev Samaj-45 honours bright girls

Chandigarh/Mohali, March 6
It was a moment of pride for Ritika Walia, Arpana Soni and Renu Kumari of Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, as they walked up to the podium to sign the Roll of Honour and receive the award from Mrs Raji P. Shrivastava, Joint Secretary (Finance) and DPI (Colleges), Chandigarh.

Collect nursery forms, schools told
Chandigarh, March 6
The Education Department, UT, Chandigarh, today asked all the schools heads to collect nursery forms from the office of the District Education Officer, Chandigarh Administration. The last date of submission of admission forms is March 25 of the concerned school.

Rock 'n' Rhyme show organised


Protection to Tehelka prosecutor ordered
Chandigarh, March 6
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the central government standing counsel to ensure all possible protection to Lt-Col Sanjay Sitanshu, persecutor in the Tehelka case who has moved the court alleging victimisation over his role in the Tehelka court martial.

Consumer rights discussed
Mohali, March 6
The local Consumers Protection and Grievances Redressal Forum observed World Consumer Rights Day at a function at Government College, Phase VI, here today.


Brain awareness week from March 13
Chandigarh, March 6
The Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh, in association with the European Dana Alliance of Brain, London, and the PGI Neurological Society is organising a Brain Awareness Week from March 13 to 19.

Rise in number of viral infection patients
Chandigarh, March 6
Dispensaries and OPDs are flooded with patients complaining of body ache, fever, running nose and cough. And, if you are having any of these symptoms, chances are that a viral infection is just beginning to set in. Children and adults alike are in the grip of viral and the number of patients visiting doctors is increasing everyday.

De-addiction centre to open today
Chandigarh, March 6
The new building of the Drug De-addiction and Treatment Centre of the PGIMER will be inaugurated by Gen. S.F.Rodrigues, Governor of Punjab, and Administrator, U.T., tomorrow. The centre has already been shifted to the new building.


National Cue Masters League begins
Chandigarh, March 6
Kanwal Chaba outclassed Ashish Gupta 2-1(snooker 76-22, pool 0-3, billiards 52-28), in the National Cue Masters League qualifying rounds which started today at Asia Billiards at Sector 34, here today.


Five cops suspended

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