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Relief in sight for CHB allottees
GPA holders to get time to transfer property
Chandigarh, March 19

There is some relief in sight for Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) flat owners.

MC moots dispute redress forum
Chandigarh, March 19
The municipal corporation has proposed to form a dispute settlement and redress committee to look into disputes/litigations relating to water and sewerage bills.

House of Commons to stand in adulation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Chandigarh, March 19
The political enterprise of Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab is beginning to find takers in alien lands. Come March 21 and the entire strength of UK’s House of Commons will stand in adulation of the Lion King who used his acumen to inspire unity in a divided Punjab.



 





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HSIDC set to float sites for IT Corridor
Panchkula, March 19
The Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC) is all set to float sites for the IT Corridor coming up in Sector 22 here, within a month.

The Punjabi music award ceremony at Kala Gram on Saturday night was all about power-packed performances by the best in Punjabi pop and folk music. This frame captures the spirit behind the show as Malkit Singh gets into action. Punjabi music awards presented
Chandigarh, March 19
The dynamism of Punjabi folk musical culture pervaded the Kala Gram complex during the eight-hour marathon programme held to mark the presentation of the ETC Channel Punjabi music annual awards.

The Punjabi music award ceremony at Kala Gram on Saturday night was all about power-packed performances by the best in Punjabi pop and folk music. This frame captures the spirit behind the show as Malkit Singh gets into action. — A Tribune photograph

Pension to be shared equally by ‘second’ widow
Chandigarh, March 19
The Ministry of Home Affairs has recognised "the legally wedded second wives" as dependant pensioners of freedom fighters, and ruled that the family pension would be shared equally amongst such widows.

Copter overhauling task doubled
Chandigarh, March 19
The number of helicopters to be overhauled annually by the Air Force has been doubled. This sharp increase in the overhauling task has raised several questions, among them being the reason as to why does the Air Force suddenly require such a large number of helicopters to be overhauled.

 
COMMUNITY

Orchid cultivators get together at the ongoing orchid exhibition at Panjab University on Sunday. Ban import of diseased flowers, says orchid society
Chandigarh, March 19
Members of the Orchid Society of India today called for a ban on the import of diseased flowers from Thailand and other South Asian countries, a trend which was harming the Indian floriculture industry.



Orchid cultivators get together at the ongoing orchid exhibition at Panjab University on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

A rallyist negotiates a turn at the Super Special Stage at Circus Grounds, Sector 17, during the SJOBA Thunderbolt Sub Himalayan Rally-2006, which concluded in Chandigarh on Sunday.
A rallyist negotiates a turn at the Super Special Stage at Circus Grounds, Sector 17, during the SJOBA Thunderbolt Sub Himalayan Rally-2006, which concluded in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Challenges of info Act discussed
Panchkula, March 19
The implementation of the Right to Information Act is a challenge. As its implementation is in its gestational stage, we are facing teething problems.

Workshop on veterinary services
Chandigarh, March 19
Mr H.S. Chatha, Haryana Agriculture, Dairy Development and Fisheries Minister, yesterday stressed the need for creating more awareness among farmers about veterinary services.

Award for writers instituted
Chandigarh, March 19
The Little Magazine (TLM), which is dedicated to literature, art and social concerns, yesterday announced that it has instituted two awards - TLM Salam and TLM New Writing awards.

Experts discuss disaster management
Chandigarh, March 19
A two-day sensitisation workshop on disaster management was held here today by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) in collaboration with the National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi.

40 Hafed employees donate blood
Panchkula, March 19
The Haryana State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation Limited (Hafed) organised a blood donation camp at its Corporate Office in Sector 5 on Friday.

 
EDUCATION

Seminar on scope of engineers in Merchant Navy
Mohali, March 19
A Singapore-based company, “Executive Ships Management”, on Friday organised a seminar at the Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, near, here on “Scope of engineering graduates in the Merchant Navy”.

Euro Kids celebrate ‘graduation day’
Mohali, March 19
Eurokids, Mohali, celebrated their 'graduation day' here today. Over a 100 tiny tots in the age group of 2 ½ to 4 years, performed on the stage. They were presented ' degrees' on completing a successful year.

Academics give a call to save Sanskrit
Chandigarh, March 19
Anguished by the state of Sanskrit in the country, a group of intellectuals has decided to form a pressure group to save the language from decline.

Trust to adopt 5 students for UGC exams
Chandigarh, March 19
Members of the Aryans Educational and Charitable Trust (Regd) has decided to adopt five students for preparation of the UGC test.

Annual function organised
Mohali, March 19
Students of J.V. Sarvhitkari Model High School, Sector 71, here celebrated their annual day and prize distribution function today.

Students present dance, songs
Panchkula, March 19
Students of Natraj Nrityalaya, learning dances from Bharatnatyam exponent Mukta Nagesh, celebrated the spirit of Holi with a show of dances and songs at the Kala Gram open air theatre today.

Prize distribution held
Panchkula, March 19
The prize distribution function for students of kindergarten of DAV Senior Secondary Public School was celebrated today.

B Com students given farewell
Chandigarh, March 19
The annual function-cum-farewell party of commerce society of Government College, Sector 46, was held on the college premises. The function was organised by the students of MCom I, BCom I and BCom II for their outgoing seniors.

Bansal inaugurates school
Chandigarh, March 19
The Union Minister of State for Finance, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, and the Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Chander Mohan, inaugurated Paragon Convent School, Sector 24, here today.


COURTS

CAT stays appointment of JEs
Chandigarh, March 19
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has stayed the appointment of two Junior Engineers on deputation from the Punjab State Electricity Department to the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation.

Forum rejects power dept’s plea
Chandigarh, March 19
The local District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has quashed a demand for Rs 3.6 lakh raised by the UT Electricity Department against Mr Ajay Kumar Sharma, a resident of Mani Majra.

 
HEALTH

Open clinic for haemophilics
Chandigarh, March 19
The Haemophilic Welfare Society of Chandigarh today organised an open clinic for patients with haemophilia (PWHs) for the treatment and management of the disease at Community Centre, Sector 15, here.

Dr Chamyal honoured
Panchkula, March 19
The Panchkula-based ENT specialist, Dr Major Gen P.C. Chamyal, was honoured by the VA Medical Centre at Dayton, Ohio, at an international seminar where he was invited to participate and present his papers at the seminar. "The honour which came after my deliberations at the 'seminar on 'Surgery for Chronic Otitis media-Recent Advances'" , was the added charm, reiterates the elated doctor.

 
SPORTS

Addressing mediapersons Dimple Minocha, Jaishree Thakur, G.S. Lehal, Kiran B.M. Singh, G.S. Kochhar and Binny Bath on the 14th Chandigarh Open Ladies Golf 30 lady golfers for Chandigarh Open
Chandigarh, March 19
Ladies from 11 to 70 years will slog it out over the next three days for the titles at stake in the 14th Chandigarh Open Ladies Amateur Golf Championship which will be played on the lush course of the Chandigarh Golf Club from March 21 to 23.

Addressing mediapersons (from left) Dimple Minocha, Jaishree Thakur, G.S. Lehal, Kiran B.M. Singh, G.S. Kochhar and Binny Bath on the 14th Chandigarh Open Ladies Golf 
Tournament at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Dainik Bhaskar in cricket semis
Chandigarh, March 19
Dainik Bhaskar moved into the semi-finals of the Airtel-Press Club Inter-Media Cricket Tournament defeating Hindustan Times on the university grounds here today.

Swami Talwar Ex-Ranji capt dead
Chandigarh, March 19
Swami Talwar, former Punjab Ranji team captain, died at his Sector 37 residence here today. He had been ill for the past six years. Many dignitaries like Mr D.P. Azad, Mr G.S. Sandhu, CEO, PCA, Mr Surinder Singh Baiji, secretary, CCA, and Mr Jasbir Singh, international umpire, attended Swami Talwar’s funeral, which was held at the cremation ground in Sector 25.

Swami Talwar

Athletes take part in a race during the Chandigarh State Veteran Athletics meet at Sports Complex, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tarlok wins 100-m, 200-m titles
Chandigarh, March 19
Tarlok Singh won the top honours in 100-m and 200-m races in the 80-plus men’s category in the Chandigarh State Veteran Athletics meet at Sports Complex, Sector 46, here today.



Athletes take part in a race during the Chandigarh State Veteran Athletics meet at Sports Complex, Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


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