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Poll toll: Chandigarh defaced

Chandigarh, January 17
The Assembly elections in Punjab have left public property in Chandigarh and its neighbouring villages defaced.

A party poster mocks at The West Bengal Prevention of the Defacement of Properties Act in Sector 17, Chandigarh.
A party poster mocks at The West Bengal Prevention of the Defacement of Properties Act in Sector 17, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Admn wants Sec 15 old-age home back
Chandigarh, January 17

The fate of 31 inmates of the Sector 15 old-age home is hanging in the balance.

Inmates of the old-age home in Sector 15 share the distress caused by a notice of exit issued by the UT Administration in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Inmates of the old-age home in Sector 15 share the distress caused by a notice of exit issued by the UT Administration in Chandigarh on Wednesday.


 

EARLIER STORIES

Law catches up with encroachers
Chandigarh, January 17
The enforcement staff of the Estate Office today demolished unauthorised structures coming up on government land at the Charan Singh Colony in Mauli Jagran here.

Sports complex lacks basic amenities
Chandigarh, January 17
It seems that the Chandigarh Sports Department just does not have its priorities right. Though it has set up in-house kabaddi and handball centres at the Sports Complex in Sector 42, it hasn’t as yet constructed changing rooms and toilets for players at these centres.

2000 small-scale industries participate in ‘Chandikrit’
Chandigarh, January 17
The three-day annual trade fair, “Chandikrit 2007”, being organised by the Department of Industries, Chandigarh, was opened to the public today. Mr Lalit Sharma, Advisor to UT Administrator, inaugurated the fair.

Passing Thru


COMMUNITY

Prof Randhir Singh Socio-economic policies should be people-oriented: Expert
Chandigarh, January 17
Stating that India today stands at the most important crossroads in history, Prof Randhir Singh, a former professor of political theory at Delhi University, cautioned that socio-economic development policies should be people-oriented to avoid restlessness and resentment among the masses.
Prof Randhir Singh

Road safety expert to give tips in BBC film
Chandigarh, January 17
Paralyses in a near fatal road accident set him in motion. For the safety of other commuters, he designed a website for the Chandigarh Traffic Police and now he is all set to go a step further in road safety. For, he has been approached by the BBC to shoot a documentary film highlighting the various aspects of traffic scenario in India and Brazil. A city resident and designer of the Chandigarh Traffic Police website, Mr Harman Sidhu, told TNS that he was approached by representatives of the BBC recently. They visited his website and then asked him to join hands with them to make a film on the traffic problems in Brazil and India.



Harman Sidhu at his Sector 21 residence in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan 
Harman Sidhu at his Sector 21 residence in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Paid parking to go, says BJP
Chandigarh, January 17
Mr Yash Pal Mahajan, president, BJP Chandigarh, Bal Krishan Kapoor and Kewal Krishan Addiwal, both general secretaries, and Ms Kamla Sharma, ex-Mayor, have welcomed the support of the Congress with regard to some points in the BJP manifesto which was issued for the recent MC poll.

Mayor promises better streets
Chandigarh, January 17
In her first public meeting after taking over as Mayor of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, Ms Harjinder Kaur, visited the Mauli Jagran Complex today.

NRI consultants to help Haryana youth get jobs abroad
Panchkula, January 17
There’s an altogether new avenue for ITI-trained students of Haryana wanting to go abroad. The Overseas Placement Assistance Society of the Haryana Government is roping in consultants for identifying suitable skill-based jobs for the aspirants willing to go abroad.

Ameena’s body handed over to family
Chandigarh, January 17
The Chandigarh Police today handed over the body of Ameena to her relatives after postmortem.The DSP (East), Mr K.I.P. Singh, said he had submitted the report after conducting a preliminary inquiry into the matter. He said the police had collected the DNA samples of both bodies. It would help it establish the identity of both women.

Justice R.P. Sethi dead
Chandigarh, January 17
Former Supreme Court of India Judge Justice R.P Sethi died here today. He was 70.

Farewell
A firm believer in ethics
Former Supreme Court Judge Justice Ram Prakash Sethi (retd), who passed away on Wednesday will always be remembered for having made it big despite hurdles.

Congress infighting affecting development: BJP
Panchkula, January 17
The vice-president of the BJP, Mr Gian Chand Gupta, said the infighting in the Congress in the district was taking a toll on developmental works in the city.

 
CRIME

Sector 23 resident killed in mishap
Chandigarh, January 17
Raman Kumar (35) of Sector 23 was killed in a road accident when a truck hit his scooter at the Sukhna Bridge near the CTU workshop on Tuesday evening.

Man attempts fatal fall
Chandigarh, January 17
A waiter at the Chandigarh Club here, Anand Prakash, allegedly tried to end his life by jumping from the fourth floor of the PGI building here this morning.

35 mobile phones stolen from Sec 9 shop
Chandigarh, January 17
Thieves decamped with 35 mobile phones after breaking into a booth in Sector 9 last night. Mr Rajinder Singh, owner of Elctro-9, reported that 35 mobile phones were stolen from his shop. A case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered.

 
BUSINESS

'India a favoured destination for investment'
Chandigarh, January 17
The vibrant growth of the Indian economy places it on a fast growth trajectory. There is an abundance of emerging technology and life sciences companies in the southeastern part of the United States - from Virginia to Alabama - that have begun to consider India as a favoured destination for investment.

 
EDUCATION

‘Make research socially relevant’
Chandigarh, January 17
Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here organised a Orientation Programme on Research Methodology yesterday. The programme was sponsored by the College Development Council, Panjab University. Dr Satinder Dhillon, Principal, welcomed at least 65 delegates from colleges affiliated with PU and neighbouring states.

PU Notes
Experts discuss Internet-aided teaching methods
Chandigarh, January 17
The Centre for Adult, Continuing Education and Extension (CACEE), Panjab University, here in collaboration with EduCARE India, organised a presentation-cum-discussion programme on “Emerging opportunities in teaching and learning through interactive Internet media and television in formal school education sector in India” at ICSSR Complex here today.

Students made aware of need for road safety
Chandigarh, January 17
An exhibition on road safety was organised by the Chandigarh Traffic Police at the State Institute of Education (SIE), Sector 32, here today.

 
CULTURE

Rinku Kalia mesmerises music lovers at 'Tarannum'
Chandigarh, January 17
The soulful rendition of ghazals in a specially designed musical concert, 'Tarannum', by Rinku Kalia, marked the setting up of the Shri Shanti Sarup Sharma (S-4) Memorial Educational and Charitable Trust. Ms Harjinder Kaur, the city mayor, who was the chief guest, inaugurated the programme lauding the missionary zeal of the trust.



Rinku Kalia performs at ‘Tarannum’ at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Success and strife — all in the game
Chandigarh, January 17
Success and Smita Jaykar have never been strange bedfellows. That explains her presence in dream projects that character artistes can only aspire to be part of. Jaykar has been integral to most blockbusters that have hit the big screen in recent past.
Smita Jaykar

HEALTH

102 donate blood
Chandigarh, January 17
As many as 102 persons donated blood at a camp organised by the A. G. Punjab Blood Donor’s Society at the new office of Mr R. P. Singh, Principal A. G. (Audit), Punjab, in Sector 17, here today.

No fungus, says report
Chandigarh, January 17
A Jalandhar-based intra-peritoneal dialysis fluid manufacturing industrial unit heaved a sigh of relief, with the Food and Drug Laboratory, Sector 11, submitting favourable reports on five fluid samples to the UT Health Department here today.

Striking PGI staff warned
Chandigarh, January 17
Taking a serious view of the chain fast and a call for a mass casual leave by the PGI Employees’ Union, Chandigarh, (Group B, C and D Employees), the PGI authorities today warned the agitating staff of necessary action.

 
SPORTS

Tanvi, Sultan best horse riders

Chandigarh, January 17
Tanvi Bhargava, an 11-year-old girl of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26 and 14-year-old Sultan Singh of St Stephen’s School-45, were adjudged the best girl rider and best boy rider, respectively in the inter-school horse riding competition. The competition was organised for the first time by St John's-26 and the Chandigarh Horse Riders Society (CHRS) at St John's High School ground, here today.

Tanvi Bhargava of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, participating in the jumping event during the Chandigarh Inter-school Horse Riding Competition held at St John’s grounds, Sector 26, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Tanvi Bhargava of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, participating in the jumping event during the Chandigarh Inter-school Horse Riding Competition held at St John’s grounds, Sector 26, on Wednesday.

Local college in basketball final
Chandigarh, January 17
Local Dev Samaj College of Education thrashed BCM College of Education, Ludhiana 49-00 to reach the finals of the Panjab University Inter-College Basketball B-Division (Women) Tournament at the PU complex, here today.

Gagandeep wins Vishnu Pal billiards championship
Chandigarh, January 17
The final encounter of Chaudhary Vishnu Pal Singh Memorial 9 -Ball Open Prize Money tournament saw two of the finest cueists- Gagandeep Makkar and Sumit Talwarin an absorbing pool contest. The tournament concluded at Sector 22 Chandigarh Billiards Coaching Centre, here, today.

Gagandeep Makkar aims to pot the ball in the final encounter of Chaudhary Vishnu Pal Singh Memorial 9 -Ball Open Prize Money tournament at Sector 22 Chandigarh Billiards Coaching Centre, Chandigrh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Wrestling trials
Chandigarh, January 17
The Chandigarh Wrestling Association is conducting selection trials at the Labour Hall Community Centre in Sector 30 on January 20. According to CWA secretary, Darshan Lal, the selected wrestlers will represent Chandigarh in the National Games to be held in Guwahati from February 9 to 18.

Adviser’s Cup cricket tournament begins today
Chandigarh, January 17
As many as four matches will be played on the first day of the inaugural Inter-School Adviser's Cup Limited Overs Cricket Tournament for Boys (Under-19) being conducted by the Chandigarh Sports Department tomorrow.

Cricket: Satluj win opener
Panchkula, January 17
Hosts Satluj Public School beat Holy Child School by 51 runs in the opening match of the 1st Satluj Numero Uno u-14 Cricket Tournament at the school grounds, Sector 4,  here today.

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