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Admn, CITCO lock horns over prime land
Chandigarh, January 16
A chunk of “priced” land belonging to the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation (CITCO), housing an iron and steel stockyard in the Industrial Area, Phase I, here, has become a bone of contention between the corporation and the Chandigarh Administration.

Cops’ blunder: Relatives given wrong body
Chandigarh, January 16
A case of grave negligence has surfaced in the city, with the bodies of two burn victims being allegedly swapped by the police due to sheer carelessness.


200 jhuggis razed
Chandigarh, January 16
The demolition staff of the UT Estate Office removed as many as 200 unauthorised jhuggis at the Madrasi Colony, Sector 26, here today. About 15 acres were freed from illegal occupation.


Exhibition: People get to know Army

Chandigarh, January 16
In an endeavour to bring the public closer to the Army and to give them an insight into its technological prowess, a two-day exhibition ‘Know Your Army’ was inaugurated here today.

A 130 mm gun provides an imposing view as a paratrooper glides through the air during the inaugural ceremony of ‘Know Your Army’ an exhibition organised by the Western Command as part of the Army Day celebrations in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Punjab students watching clouds for NASA
Mohali, January 16
For the past one year, at least hundred students of 10 schools of the state have been working on an assignment to watch clouds. As part of a global project promoted by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), these students note down the shape of the clouds overhead and report to the project centre at Colorado University, USA.

Sale of stamp papers at e-sampark centres
Chandigarh, January 16
The sale of non-judicial stamp papers through e-sampark centres is gaining a lot of popularity in the city. The sale summary for January 15 shows that as many as 375 stamp papers were sold.

Watch Out
M.K. Mahajan Chairman Dr IT Planets Limited, a Chandigarh-based company credited with bringing IT revolution in the city and its periphery, will be in Mumbai on Wednesday in connection with plans to expand the company.

In Town
Nandini Mcclurg A research scientist, Colorado University, U.S.A, is in the city to visit schools in Punjab. She is involved with project Cloud Sat: a NASA ESSP Mission Programme. The Cloud Sat mission was designed to observe the seasonal cycles with assistance from students across the globe.

Chandigarh Calling
The Jalandhar-based off spinner Harbhajan Singh ‘Bhajji’ is into big league not only in sports but in life style also. The ‘offie’ from the humble background is all set to move to this four-kanal palatial bungalow No -10 in Chandigarh’s posh Sector 9 (see photo).
Boon for some
Power of music
Quite a rush
Too many scribes
Dog menace


ISO mark will ensure transparency, says UT police
Chandigarh, January 16
The UT Inspector General of Police (IGP), S. K. Jain, inaugurated the workshop on ISO 9001: 2000 certification for all police stations, community relations units and all public window services that are available at the police headquarters in Sector 9, here today The workshop was held in the Traffic Police Auditorium in Sector 29.

Science Congress: No dates yet
Chandigarh, January 16
The much-awaited Chandigarh Science Congress, earlier scheduled to be held on January 24 and 25, has now been postponed. Dates for the event - the first of its kind in the tricity - have been advanced following the non-availability of Union Minister for Science and Technology Mr Kapil Sibal for the inauguration of the conference on the dates planned earlier.

The sambar that strayed into the city in front of houses in Sector 46 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Sambar enters school, creates a scare 
Chandigarh, January 16
For the local policemen, it was a wild sambar chase. As the antelope slipped from area under the jurisdiction of one police station to another, the men-in-khaki kept passing the buck.

The sambar that strayed into the city in front of houses in Sector 46 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik 

Bansal should get more funds for city, says Dhawan
Chandigarh, January 16

Mr Harmohan Dhawan, president, Chandigarh Vikas Manch, today stated that it was the duty of Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister of State for Finance, to help generate additional revenue for the city. “The ministry that he is a part of gets Rs 3,000 crore as planned and unplanned budget, however the city only gets 1000 crore from it,” stated Mr Dhawan while addressing a press conference at his residence today.

INLD protests against ‘anti-farmer’ policies
Panchkula, January 16
The Indian National Lok Dal(INLD) activists led by Mr Ajay Singh Chautala, secretary-general of the INLD and Rajya Sabha MP, today, took to the streets to protest against the "anti-farmer and anti-people policies" of the Haryana Government.

The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) cavalcade led by Mr Ajay Singh Chautala's vehicle makes its way to the District Secretariat in Sector 1,Panchkula, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh
The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) cavalcade led by Mr Ajay Singh Chautala's vehicle makes its way to the District Secretariat in Sector 1,Panchkula, on Tuesday.

Admn plans courses, discourses for prisoners
Chandigarh January 16
The Chandigarh Administration has planned various new initiatives like scooter and refrigeration mechanic courses, beautician training programme, drug de-addiction counselling and spiritual discourses for the welfare of the jail inmates.

Man run over by train
Chandigarh, January 16
A 32-year-old man was crushed to death by a train near Pashupati Temple close to Mansa Devi Complex, this morning, here. He sustained serious head injuries in the mishap and died on the spot, the police said.

TBRL celebrates Raising Day
Chandigarh, January 16
Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory, a premiere laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation, today celebrated its 40 th Raising Day at Sector 30.

Decomposed body found in Sec 39, foul play ruled out
Chandigarh, January 16
The decomposed body of a man, who was in his mid-forties, was recovered from a house in Sector 39 here this morning.

Blankets, sweaters given to needy
Chandigarh, January 16
The Durga Das Foundation today distributed blankets among slum children studying at its night schools, men and women under its community welfare projects and construction labour working at the Strawberry Fields site in Sector 26 here.


Two killed as car collides with Canter
Mohali, January 16
Two persons were killed and two others sustained minor injuries in an accident that occurred near Phase VII in the wee hours here today.


Students rally for conservation of energy
Chandigarh, January 16
To create an awareness about the need to conserve energy, the Eco Club of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B, Chandigarh, organised a rally on ‘Energy Conservation, here today. As many as 60 students took part in the rally which was flagged off from the school gate by the vice-principal of the school, Mrs Annie Charles.

Expert stresses on meditation to beat stress
Chandigarh, January 16
The Science Society of MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, here held a workshop on “Stress Management and Personal Growth” in collaboration with Krish, a group headed by Ms Poonam today.

Paper-folding art enlivens learning
Panchkula, January 16
Moving from a pure recreational and artistic purpose to an educational one, the paper-folding art enlivened learning in a mathematics class at The British School, Sector 8, here today. Volunteers of Centre for Eduation and Voluntary Action (CEVA), in a special workshop, taught students to use paper folds to solve mathematical equations and problems in geometry and algebra.


Transforming the mundane into something special
Chandigarh, January 16
Kamal Kanojia’s maiden exhibition is superbly-crafted. Inaugurated on January 12 at the IndusInd Gallery in Sector 8, it features a range of special art works, executed in a style rarely seen. Called the ‘dot stroke’, the genre draws its charms from the ink pen, which is the medium used here.

                                     Kamal Kanojia
Kamal Kanojia

‘Sa Re Ga Ma’ star to perform today
Chandigarh, January 16
Noted playback singer and winner of Zee TV's highest-rated programme "Sa Re Ga Ma" will be the star performer Rinku Kalia at "Tarannum--a ghazal concert" at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, here from 6.30 p.m onwards.

‘Marie by herself’ catches the eye
Chandigarh, January 16
Sometimes a picture with its sheer simplicity explains so much so that the physical presence of the eye that has captured it on camera is not required.
A photograph by Umang Razdan Bhattacharya of Marie, a French theatre actress, on display at an exhibition organised by the Embassy of France in India in collaboration with Alliance Francaise, Sector 36, Chandigarh on Tuesday.
A photograph by Umang Razdan Bhattacharya of Marie, a French theatre actress, on display at an exhibition organised by the Embassy of France in India in collaboration with Alliance Francaise, Sector 36, Chandigarh on Tuesday.


Patients groan, GH-16 management gives a damn
Chandigarh, January 16
The bone-chilling cold and long wait in open for registration has been adding to the pain of scores of patients who visit the General Hospital (GH), Sector 16 here, from various sectors of the city and surrounding areas for the past over two months.

R.S. Guleria Herb with anti-HIV properties found
Chandigarh, January 16
A cowboy hat covering an essentially smiling face and a handful of documents - the look does not go along with his claims. As he talks about discovering in Himachal Pradesh a “rare herb that possesses anti-HIV properties”, you find it hard to believe him.
R.S. Guleria


DAV outplays GMPS to clinch Parle title
Mohali, January 16
DAV Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, clinched the PCA Parle winners’ title defeating Government Multi-purpose School (GMPS), Patiala, in the final by massive 203 runs. The PCA Parle Super League-cum-Knockout match was played at the PCA pitch here today.

Jitender Kishore retains title
Chandigarh, January 16
Defending champion Jitender Kishore won the men’s singles title in the over 60 age category in the sixth Patiala District Veterans’ Table Tennis Championship which concluded at Patiala on Sunday. He beat S.R.Duggal 11-2, 11-3, 11-5. Chander Sachdeva and D.P.Sarwal were joint third.

16 teams to take part in Administrator’s Cup
Chandigarh, January 16
As many as 16 teams have confirmed their participation in the inaugural under-19 (boys) limited overs Inter-School Admini strator’s Cup Cricket  Tournament. The Chandigarh Sports Department is organising the tournament from January  18 to 25.


Tenure extended
Chandigarh, January 16
Punjab-cadre officer P.S. Shergill has been given one-year extension by the UT Administration.

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