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Kidnapping that never was
Delhi cops pick up 2 youths without informing city police
Chandigarh January 12
There could not have been a worse day for the city police which remained on high alert today following the “kidnapping” of two youngsters from the busy Sector-15 market here.

A tired mule collapse after pulling a heavily loaded cart on the road dividing Sectors 44 and 34 in Chandigarh on Friday. UNBEARABLE: A tired mule collapse after pulling a heavily loaded cart on the road dividing Sectors 44 and 34 in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh



EARLIER STORIES

 Residents throng markets to purchase groundnuts, popcorn, and other eatables on the eve of Lohri in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Residents throng markets to purchase groundnuts, popcorn, and other eatables on the eve of Lohri in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Estate Officer cannot restore resumed properties now
Chandigarh, January 12
The power of the Estate Officer, Chandigarh, to restore resumed properties in the city has been withdrawn.

Ryan Class X students in a fix
Chandigarh, January 12
The future of over 80 students of class X studying in Ryan International School, Sector 49-B, is uncertain. Reason ? The school has not yet got affiliation from the Central Board of Secondary Education.

Bids open for film city project
Chandigarh, January 12
Bids for the ‘Multimedia-cum-Film City Project’ were opened here today by the Chandigarh Administration in which Parsvnath Developers Limited emerged the top bidders.

‘Govt should not expect only investments from NRIs’
Inder Singh Chandigarh, January 12
“It is not fair for the Union Government or the state government to press the Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) or People of Indian Origin (PIOs) for investments only. Rather, they should try to make use of the expertise that the Indian diaspora has achieved in different fields, including science, technology, health care, education and other streams,” says Mr Inder Singh, President of the Global Orgnasisation of People of Indian origin (GOPIO).
Inder Singh

Barjinder Sodhi Cell for taking care of NRI properties sought
Chandigarh, January 12
Living in the greener fields across the seas, he is striving hard to protect the roots of so many non-resident Indians (NRIs) like him. In India on a short trip, Germany-based president of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin Barjinder Sodhi is, in fact, asking for the creation of a special cell for taking care of NRI properties across  the country.

NRIs felicitated
Chandigarh, January 12
Mr Karan Singh Thakral, a successful businessman of Singapore, and Dr A.S. Marwah, a US-based doctor, were among several prominent Non-Resident Indians(NRIs) who were felicitated by the International Punjabi Chamber for Services Industry during its fourth Parvasi Punjabi Divas here yesterday.

Watch Out
Parmod Singh: National-level cyclist, Parmod Singh of Chandigarh, is pedalling away to glory in the National Mountain Biking Championship (MTB) presently being held at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. Participating in the sport since the past seven years, Parmod has brought laurels to the city many times by winning medals at the senior national, national and as well as at the state-level cycling competitions.

In Town
T.G. Bhatacharjee, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi and Vice-Chairperson of the Gandhi Smriti and the Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, will be in the city tomorrow on an invitation of Yuvsatta city-based NGO.

Passing Thru

COMMUNITY

“Congress govt on way out”
Lalru, January 12
The Amarinder Singh Government is on its way out, said the Shiromani Akali Dal general secretary, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, here today.

In an effort to save a rickshaw puller coming on the wrong side, a truck driver rammed his vehicle into an electricity pole after jumping the median in front of the Sector 16 General Hospital in Chandigarh on Friday.
In an effort to save a rickshaw puller coming on the wrong side, a truck driver rammed his vehicle into an electricity pole after jumping the median in front of the Sector 16 General Hospital in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

CII, PU partnership for SC students
Chandigarh, January 12
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with Panjab University has initiated an action programme for employment, including self-employment, for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Electrocution: Report holds Gymkhana Club, lineman guilty
Panchkula, January 12
Lineman Karam Singh was suspended while the Gymkhana Club, Sector 3, has been held responsible for the death of an assistant lineman on December 29 last year.

Lohri celebration
Mohali, January 12
Lohri was celebrated with great enthusiasm by residents of seven and a half marla houses in Phase III B 1 here today.

IAF officers training abroad in space operations
Chandigarh, January 12
With the Indian Air Force (IAF) extending its operational reach into space for meeting emerging geo-strategic requirements, select IAF officers are being sent to established space powers like Russia, the United States, France and the United Kingdom for training on operational and logistical aspects of space operations.


The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi, (right) along with the AOC-in-C, Western Air Command, Air Marshal A. K. Singh, in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi, (right) along with the AOC-in-C, Western Air Command, Air Marshal A. K. Singh, in Chandigarh on Friday.

 
CRIME

Post office records stolen
Chandigarh, January 12
Mr Surjit Singh, Sub-Post Office, Sector 10, has reported that some body had stolen some post office record last night. The Chandigarh Police has registered a case under Sections 380 and 457 of the IPC at the police station in Sector 3.

 
BUSINESS

New car launched in city

Chandigarh, January 12.
General Motors today launched their new hutchback car in the city, Chevrolet Aveo - UVA, at a function presided over by Mr Ankush Arora, Vice-President, Slaes and Marketing, GM India.






General Motors has launched Chevrolet Aveo - UVA in Chandigarh on Friday.

‘India witnessing real estate boom’
Chandigarh, January 12
An exhibition on real estate, organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was inaugurated by Mr S.K. Sandhu, Finance Secretary, Chandigarh Administration here today.

 
EDUCATION

From Colleges
Four get campus placements

Chandigarh, January 12
McKinsey conducted its campus placements at GGDSD College, Sector 32, here during which students of various colleges of the city participated. As many as 83 students had got themselves enrolled for the placement test, out of which four were finally selected by the company and have been offered recruitment letters.

Students of Panjab University dance to popular tunes on the eve of Lohri at the university’s Students’ Centre in Chandigarh on Friday.
LOHRI BEATS: Students of Panjab University dance to popular tunes on the eve of Lohri at the university’s Students’ Centre in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

RIMC exam in June
Chandigarh, January 12
The next entrance examination for admission to Rashtriya Indian Military College(RIMC), Dehra Dun, will be conducted on June 1 and 2.

Coming, kiosks for booksellers
Chandigarh, January 12
The launching of a project regarding construction of shops for booksellers by the UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), in Sector 15 here today came as a pleasant surprise to the booksellers.

Nutritious diet under mid-day meal scheme
Chandigarh, January 12
The Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management has adopted a novel initiative under the mid-day meal scheme. The institute today supplied ‘mattar paneer’, dal and chapatis under the scheme to the approximately 16,105 students of 32 different government schools.

Students told about school’s progress
Chandigarh, January 12
Students of Satluj Public School, Sector 2, Panchkula, celebrated the 31st Founder’s Day of the school with great enthusiasm today.

AKSIPS lads win quiz contest
Chandigarh, January 12
The team of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41-B, Chandigarh, won the general quiz competition organised at Sutlej Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula, today. Ryan International School, Ludhiana, and Sutlej Public School, Panchkula, won the second and third positions, respectively.

Festivals come alive at ‘Festal Jamboree’
Panchkula, January 12
A two-day cultural extravaganza, ‘Festal Jamboree’, took off on a colourful note at Bhawan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, here today. The theme for the event, "Celebration of festivals", revolved around the festivities from January through December.


Students strike a pose as they get ready for their performance at Festal Jamboree at Bhawan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, in Panchkula, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh
Students strike a pose as they get ready for their performance at Festal Jamboree at Bhawan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, in Panchkula, on Friday.

 
CULTURE

Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademy annual awards announced
Chandigarh, January 12
The Punjab Sangeet Natak Awards for the year 2006 will be bestowed upon five maestros for their significant contribution in various realms of art.

HEALTH

Dabur introduces OncQuest
Chandigarh, January 12
To provide cost-effective treatment to cancer patients, Dabur Pharma Limited has introduced OncQuest, a cancer-detection laboratory in the country, in South-East Asia.

CT scan unit approved
Chandigarh, January 12
The Adviser to the UT Administrator, Mr Lalit Sharma, today approved the proposal of a private firm to install a C.T scan unit at the hospital on lease hold basis. This would help in prompt diagnosis leading to proper and quick management of serious patients, a press note said.

Survey finds schoolchildren’s health improving
Chandigarh, January 12
The UT Health Department has initiated a medical and dental examination drive in city schools under the School Health Scheme.

Free medical camp
Chandigarh, January 12
A free medical check-up camp was held at Jagatpura village, near Chamkaur Sahib, by Mr Bikramjit Singh Chandok, an NRI, in the memory of his grandfather Kirpal Singh Thanedar. Various tests were conducted and more than 200 patients were given free medicines.

 
SPORTS

UT police shooters corner glory
Chandigarh, January 12
Constable Gurdev Singh won the gold in kneeling position in 300 metres (3 position rifle) in the shooting competition during the 50th All-India Police Duty Meet. The meet was held at Bhanu Training Centre, Bhanu, near here, from December 26 to 30.

St John’s academy record win
Chandigarh, January 12
Vaibhav (55 runs off 56 balls) enabled St John’s Cricket Academy to register victory over AP Jay School in the fifth match of Ist Jal Champions Trophy organised by MCM Blue Caps Cricket Academy at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, here today.

Government Multipurpose School lads score victory
Mohali, January 12
A 56-run match-winning partnership between Gurmukh Singh and S. Rajdhan fashioned Government Multipurpose School, Patiala’s victory over Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Ludhiana, in the PCA Parle Super League-cum-knockout match at PCA grounds here today.

ADMINISTRATION

New DC to focus on health, education
Panchkula, January 12
Joining duty as the new Deputy Commissioner of the district, Ms Neerja Rajashekhar today said her emphasis would be on issues dealing with education and health.

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