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Poultry farmers lay siege to railway track
Hit hard by bird flu scare
Chandigarh, March 23
The Chandigarh- Ambala railway track remained blocked for half an hour when poultry farm owners from Haryana, accompanied by hundreds of their employees, laid a siege to the track at the Chandigarh railway station here this morning.
Railway police jawans arrest an agitator during a protest by the Poultry Farm Association at the Chandigarh railway station on Thursday.
Railway police jawans arrest an agitator during a protest by the Poultry Farm Association at the Chandigarh railway station on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pravesh Chauhan



Bheora’s call to London did him in
Chandigarh, March 23
A phone call to London by Paramjeet Singh Bheora, chief of the Babbar Khalsa International in India, opened the vital channel for sleuths of the special cell of the Delhi Police to track his movement.

Sukhi didn’t heed to Tara’s advice
Chandigarh, March 23
Failure of Sukhwinder Singh Sukhi, alias Bullet, to comply with the wishes of Jagtar Singh Tara, alleged militant-cum-assassin of Punjab’s former Chief Minister Beant Singh, led to the establishment of reported links between the two.

Demolition notices to Zirakpur shopkeepers
Chandigarh, March 23
The ambitious four-laning project of the Zirakpur-Ambala stretch of the national highway No. 22 is set to take its first toll with scores of shopkeepers along both sides of the highway here receiving demolition notices from the authorities concerned.

UT has no panel on organ transplant
Chandigarh, March 23
The Chandigarh Administration does not have any committee to clear cases seeking an organ transplant outside the Union Territory.

Warrants against SSP
Chandigarh, March 23
The CBI Special Judge, Mr Jagdeep Jain, today issued bailable warrants against the SSP, Chandigarh, Mr Gaurav Yadav, for failing to appear in the court. The SSP had to appear in the court to verify the sanction given by him for the prosecution of two ASIs involved in a case of corruption registered by the CBI. TNS


Pending Haryana, Punjab consumer cases sent to UT commission
Chandigarh, March 23
In a move which is likely to bring relief to hundreds of consumers of the region, who are aggrieved by the inordinate delay in disposal of cases by the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions of Haryana and Punjab, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi, today transferred more than 550 pending cases before these commissions to the Chandigarh State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.

Link airport to metros first: panel
Chandigarh, March 23
Members of the Airport Advisory Committee, Chandigarh, today raised apprehension about upgrading the Chandigarh Airport into an international airport.

Teams despatched to arrest suspect
Youth’s murder outside hotel
Mohali, March 23
The police has so far not been able to make any arrest in the case of the murder of an 18-year-old youth outside a hotel in Phase IIIB 2 around midnight on March 21.

PUDA razes 11 structures
Mohali, March 23
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority today demolished 11 illegal structures at Jhujhar Nagar near Behlolpur village.

Personnel of PUDA carry out a demolition drive at Jhujhar Nagar in Mohali on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
Personnel of PUDA carry out a demolition drive at Jhujhar Nagar in Mohali on Thursday.

Play on Bhagat Singh staged
Chandigarh, March 23
“Jab talak bhi boo rahegi khoon mein imaan ki/ takhat-e-London takk chalegi teg Hindustan ki…” The couplets veritably express the buoyancy of the patriotic spirit and love for the motherland and its people that radiated the persona of Bhagat Singh, the peerless patriot and fearless fighter.

Follow martyrs’ ideology, students exhorted
Chandigarh, March 23
Various student organisations today organised a series of activities at Panjab University to mark the 75th martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

Members of the ABVP pay homage to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Members of the ABVP pay homage to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Martyrs remembered
Chandigarh, March 23
A conference was held under the banner of the Joint Platform of Mass Organisations in memory of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

Sector 20 residents hold protest
Panchkula, March 23
Residents of Sector 20 today staged a dharna outside the office of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in Sector 6. They were protesting against the frequent enhancement costs being levied on them.

UT employees burn the effigy of the Union Home Minister at Matka Chowk, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
UT employees burn the effigy of the Union Home Minister at Matka Chowk, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph

Trust clarifies on old age home
Chandigarh, March 23
The Sri Sathya Sai Trust, Haryana and Chandigarh, has stated that some disgruntled elements were out to malign the image of the old age home being run by it in Sector 30 here.

Hike in old-age pension lauded
Chandigarh, March 23
The Social Security Foundation, a Jaipur-based pressure group, has lauded the Union Finance Minister for enhancing the National Old Age pension from Rs 75 per month, to Rs 200 per month.

Ram Darbar residents stage dharna
Chandigarh, March 23
Residents of Ram Darbar today staged a dharna at the Tribune Chowk against the notices served on them by the Municipal Corporation for demolition of certain structures, “which have been raised in violation of building bylaws”.


Ex-Market Committee chief held on fraud charge
Chandigarh, March 23
A former chairman of the Market Committee, Chandigarh, and Hallomajra resident was arrested yesterday by the local police on a charge of a cheating a Naraingarh resident in Ambala district. It was alleged that the former chairman had taken Rs 6 lakh to send the complainant to the UK.

Woman constable hurt in mishap
Chandigarh, March 23
A woman constable sustained injuries after a car hit her scooter near the Mani Majra police station. The police has arrested a resident of Sector 38 on the charges of carrying four bottles of liquor, illegally. Elsewhere, a resident of Badheri has been booked for allegedly stealing electricity. Besides this, a scooter was stolen from the city.


Chandigarh tourism gets boost
Chandigarh, March 23
The Chandigarh Administration has been successful in promoting Chandigarh as a tourist destination during the International Tourism Bourse 2006 as a large number of key global players have shown keen interest in promoting Chandigarh.

Global Companies keen on monorail project
Chandigarh, March 23
Certain international companies have responded to the Chandigarh Administration seeking an expression of interest for the proposed monorail project in the city, reliable sources said here yesterday. Yesterday was the last date for filing the expression of interest.


PUSU locks PU security office
Chandigarh, March 23
Members of the Panjab University Students Union today locked the security office of the university to register their protest against the deteriorating law and order situation on the campus. The action of the students comes in wake of the firing incident that took place at Students Centre on Tuesday night.

Teachers of DAV Model School, Sector 15, attend a computer workshop on the school campus in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Teachers of DAV Model School, Sector 15, attend a computer workshop on the school campus in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

From Panjab University
PU adult education programme on air

Chandigarh, March 23
The adult education programme of Panjab University would be aired on every channel of All-India Radio every Monday, Tuesday and Friday between 12.30 pm to 1pm from March 20 to April 20.

Government College convocation
Panchkula, March 23
“Accept , adjust and appreciate” is the “mantra” for cultivating an ideal persona and a successful career in life, opined Dr Yudhvir Singh, Registrar, Kurukshetra University.

Principals told to issue entry slips
Chandigarh, March 23
The Controller of Examinations, Panjab University, has directed all college principals to issue entry slips to students appearing in BA, B.Sc, B.Com, BBA and BCA-II examinations.

Principal’s assurance to students
Chandigarh, March 23
The Academic Council of the DAV College would meet on March 27 to decide on the issue of detention of over 90 students of the college following a shortage of lectures.

Placement programme held at CIET
Chandigarh, March 23
HCL Technologies Limited today conducted a joint placement programme at the Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology (CIET). Over 1,500 students from 13 engineering colleges of the state took the test which was followed by a group discussion and technical and HR interviews.

Lecture on metropolitisation of economy
Chandigarh, March 23
Prof R.N. Sharma from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, delivered a lecture on "Metropolitisation of Indian economy—lessons in Indian development" in the Department of Sociology, Panjab University, here yesterday.


Leesa Mohanty Leesa thrives on raslila
Chandigarh, March 23
Dance is the ultimate expression of love. Why else would have Krishna danced. In his countless forms and incarnations, he never abandoned one role — that of an improviser who could toss the world around on his whim and redeem it if he so wished. Through centuries his “lilas” have inspired the world of tradition, especially Odissi, which draws its primary inspiration from Lord Krishna.


Naturopathy camp from tomorrow
Mohali, March 23
A yoga and naturopathy camp will be organised at the Service Club, Ropar, from March 25 to April 3 with the assistance of the Punjab Government. This was stated by the president of the Vishav Jyoti Yog Ashram, Mohali.


Kanika clinches Chandigarh Open title
Chandigarh, March 23
Kanika Minocha clinched the Grewal Salver defeating her nearest rival Parnita Garewal by a big margin of 14 strokes on the final day of the 14th Chandigarh Open Ladies Amateur Golf Championship played on the lush course of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today. It was not a good start for Kanika. But as the game progressed she steadied her game to finish with a four-over card of 76 for a three-day aggregate of 227.

Madhu Brar
Madhu Brar

Kanika Minocha
Kanika Minocha

HVPN thrashes UP Power in hockey
Chandigarh, March 23
The Haryana Vidyut Parsaran Nigam thrashed UP Power Sector by 5-2 in the 32nd All-India Electricity Hockey Tournament, started at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, here today.

Sportspersons honoured
Chandigarh, March 23
As many as 163 outstanding sportspersons were honoured for their distinguished performances in the inter-university tournaments and inter-colleges tournaments at Panjab University campus annual sports prize distribution function here today.

New UT sports secretaries


SDOs reverted
Panchkula, March 23
Haryana Urban Development Authority today reverted five Subdivisional Officers as Junior Engineers after it was found that the college from where they had acquired their degrees was not recognised by the All India Council for Technical Education.

Additional charge for SP (Operations)


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