housing society on allotment
After the CBI initiated probe into the alleged scam of replacing the
names of original members with bogus members in the membership list of
the Blood Donors Cooperative House Building Society, the Assistant
Registrar, Cooperative Societies, has also swung into action.
image has improved, says minister
The Union Minister of State for External Affairs, Mr Anand
Sharma, was accorded a warm welcome by local Congress workers at
the Chandigarh Railway Station. He was on his way to Parwanoo to
attend a series of functions after being made the minister.
Mr Anand Sharma, Union Minister of State for External Affairs, being welcomed at the Chandigarh Railway Station on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
offers to sell kidney to save ailing brother
Faced with utter financial constraint, the eldest brother of a
kidney patient on the verge of death is desperate to sell his
kidney to get some money. Unaware of the ethics of organ
donation and of the laws that bar people from donating kidneys
except to save family members, Meham Kumar insists his kidney be
taken so that he is able to save his dying brother.
Meham Kumar appeals to people for help to save his dying brother whose kidneys have failed.
— A Tribune photograph
call to build peaceful society
The UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues, (retd), today called upon
people to go to their roots and work together to build a peaceful
society, based on the values of tolerance, mutual understanding,
social equality and compassion.
vent ire on Admin’s relief work
With the tents put up by the Administration not being of much
help and the promised food and water not coming as promised, the
250-odd dwellers of jhuggis in Colony no. 5, which got burnt in
the fire on Friday, are a worried lot.
A slum-dweller sleeps in the open at Colony No. 5 in Chandigarh on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
assurance to federation
The Minister of State for Finance, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, today
assured the CHB Residents Federation, an apex body of 44 welfare
associations, to take up their genuine demands with the Chandigarh
Women pray in Nehru Park, Sector 22, Chandigarh during the Ram Navmi satsang by Shri Ram Nam Sharnam on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Asian federation chief
Mr A.N.H. Akhtar Hussein from Bangladesh was elected the president of
the Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia on the last day of the regional seminar on new opportunities
in power sector in South and Central Asia here today.
thanked for Panchkula package
The state Youth Congress has thanked Congress President Sonia Gandhi
and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for announcing a special package for
Due to shortage of power, the UT Engineering Secretary, Mr S.K.
Sandhu, has urged consumers to use electricity judiciously.
A physically challenged man donates blood at a camp organised by Dr Ambedkar Study Circle at Sector 37,
Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
As many as 12 literary organisations, including Hindi departments of
five universities and the Haryana Sahitya Akademy, felicitated Dr Lal
Chand Gupt “Mangal” for his contribution to the Hindi literary
world at a ceremony at Gandhi Bhavan here today.
fired at car in PU: CFSL
The Central Forensic Science Laboratory, in connection with the
‘firing’ incident on the Panjab University campus on the night of
March 21, today ruled out firing of gunshots at the car in which
Panjab University Campus Students Council president Amandeep
Singh and his friends were travelling.
observes Day of Valour
To commemorate the feat of a small para-military contingent beating
back an attack by a regular Army brigade, Day of Valour was observed
by the Central Reserve Police Force here today.
holds annual meet
AIESEC, one of the largest international youth organisation, organised
“Sambhav 2006”, an yearly NGO meet at the Press Club here
To celebrate Baisakhi and Vishvas birthday, the Panchkula-Chandigarh
branch of the Vishvas Foundation will organise a three-day Vishvas
meditation retreat at the cricket ground of Sector 5 here from
There has been acute shortage of kerosene in Mauli Jagran.
Highlighting the problem, Mr Shambu Banerjee, president of the colony
cell of the Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress, said though the
number of ration cards had been increased in the past two years, the
supply of kerosene had not been increased proportionally.