Scientists stress on the need for collaborative research
Chandigarh, June 24.
“India has the world’s second largest scientific manpower, yet it needs to import medicines from other countries. The pharmaceutical industry that can be a major revenue generator for the nation is yet to exploit its full potential. This is because the scientific approach in India is self-oriented, whereas it should be people-oriented. Things have shown improvement over the past three years, but there is lot to be done for India to emerge as a world leader”.
Gang-rape: 2 accused nabbed
Lalru, June 24
The police today claimed to have achieved a breakthrough in the nursing student gangrape case with the arrest of two accused and identification of the other two.
Fire in HT office
Mohali, June 24
Property worth lakhs of rupees was destroyed in a fire that broke out in the office of The Hindustan Times here tonight.
Kidnap bid: Hindu samiti secretary, gunman nabbed
Chandigarh, June 24
The police today arrested national general secretary of the Hindu Surkhya Samiti Varinder Bajaj and his gunman, Ramesh Singh, a constable with the Punjab Police, on the charges of trying to kidnap Himanshu Sharma from near the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10, last evening.
|A real drama in front of the Government Arts Museum and Gallery: (from left) An unidentified man (in white shirt) tells an occupant of a car that their act of trying to kidnap a boy, Himanshu, is being clicked by a lensman; a Punjab Police constable forces the boy to follow the car (CH 03 K 4066); the Chandigarh Police rescues the boy after receiving a call from a passer-by.
— Tribune photos by Vinay Malik
to buy vegetables in India; prices go through the roof.
Ray of hope
for CITCO shed allottees
A ray of hope has emerged for the allottees of CITCO sheds in the
Industrial Area here. The Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism
Development Corporation (CITCO) has promised to allow the transfer of
sheds to the allottees, subject to change of some of the terms and
to create awareness on AIDS
To commemorate the signing of the declaration at the international
conference against drug abuse and illicit trafficking in 1987,
Yuvsatta in association with the State AIDS Control Society,
Chandigarh, and Satsang Bhavan, Sector 26, organised a puppet show and
a medical camp for labourers working in the grain market, Sector 26,
by administration on voters’ registration irks candidates
The last day of filing claims and objections in connection with the
forthcoming municipal elections ended yesterday with the
administration sticking to its stand of asking residents to be present
in person for filing claims. The draft electoral rolls were displayed
on June 15.
response to Lalji’s yoga camp
The 8-day free yog sadhna shivir ‘Yog Sukh Sagar’ being organised
by the Chandigarh Yog Sabha, under the guidance of Yogiraj Swami Lalji
Maharaj, entered its seventh day today.
A resident has complained that Airtel has failed to provide her with
an air ticket under a free- flight plan for mobile users publicised by
the company. Mrs Ajit Kaur Bedi, a resident of Phase II, says that
under the scheme aimed at attracting customers, Airtel had promised
to-and-fro air tickets to any destination in India if a person
subscribed to a new connection and paid the required number of bills.
contractor ‘harassing’ employees
Employees of Labour Bureau, Chandigarh, have alleged that the staff of
the contractor manning the paid parking near Jagat and Anand theatres
was harassing them.
contest for kids
In an effort to sharpen the skill of kids, the Fitness Institute for
Languages, Sector 32, here, organised a public speaking competitions
for children here today.
Winners of the public speaking competition organised by Finesse Institute for Languages in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Cycle expedition concludes
Chandigarh, June 24
The six-day-long WESTCOM HIMEX-V cycle expedition came to an end when it reached Chandimandir cantonment near here today after pedalling 370 km through treacherous and landslide- prone mountainous terrain in Himachal Pradesh.
British Library workshop ends
Chandigarh, June 24
More than 100 children aged between six and 12 years participated in “Reading Voyage” organised by the British Library, from May 10 to June 21.
Besides group discussions and puzzle solving, some other competitions were also organised during the workshop.
Youngsters enjoy the pleasant weather in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
camp at AG Punjab office
For spreading awareness about homoeopathy, Audit and Accounts
Employees Welfare and Healthcare Society organised a free homoeopathy
camp in the office of AG Punjab, Sector 17, here today.
plant MoU: BJP for CBI probe
The BJP today demanded a CBI inquiry into the signing of the MoU by
the Congress-ruled Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) with Jai
Parkash Associates regarding the setting up of a garbage plant in Dadu
drive for servants
In a special drive carried out by Chandigarh police today, details of
at least 585 servants and 358 tenants were verified across the city.
The drive was carried out in all the 11 police stations.
Servants and tenants of the industrial area being registered at a verification camp at
Government High School, Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Kapoor chief of CMA
Prof Satish Kapoor, Chairman, University Business School, Chandigarh,
has been elected as president of the Chandigarh Management Association
(CMA) for 2006-07 in the election held, here today.
The two-day mega event, "Ape Mahautsav", that was launched
by Piaggio Vehicles on Circus Maidan, here yesterday, concluded today.
This one-stop infotainment programme was for the existing customers
and their families.