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DDR recorded in Jagir Singh case
Chandigarh, January 24
Minutes after his release from jail, suspended Inspector Jagir Singh today reported to the police that he was taken away from the Sector 34 police station on Monday evening by a team of the crime branch officials, led by Inspector Satbir Singh.

Theft bid accused made to strip
Chandigarh, January 24
In a bizarre incident, a shopkeeper made a youth stand virtually naked in full public view for over half an hour after he allegedly caught him red-handed stealing a shirt from his shop. The incident took place in Sector 17 here this afternoon when the youth was allegedly caught while attempting to decamp with a stolen shirt from John Players, a garment shop.




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A dress rehearsal by Chandigarh police in progress on Wednesday in preparation for the Republic Day parade.
GEARING UP FOR R-DAY: A dress rehearsal by Chandigarh police in progress on Wednesday in preparation for the Republic Day parade. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

13 to get commendation certificates tomorrow
Chandigarh, January 24
       
V.K. Bhardwaj Gurdev Singh   Ved Parkash
The Chief Engineer of the UT Engineering Department, Mr V.K. Bhardwaj is among the persons selected for commendation certificates to be awarded by the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Mr Lalit Sharma, at the Republic Day function on January 26. Others selected are movie cameraman in the Department of Public Relations, Mr Gurdev Singh, junior handball coach Iqbal Singh, junior cricket coach Harish Sharma and rower Manjeet Singh.

Administrator’s Medal for 10 Chandigarh cops
Chandigarh, January 24
As many as 10 police officers have been selected for the Administrator’s Medal for Meritorious Service on the eve of Republic Day.

Mehar Chand

Gurdas Singh

Yash Pal

Raghbir Singh

Ramesh Chand

Kuldip Singh

Baljit Singh

Poonam Dilawari

Sukhwinder Singh

Satyawan Singh

VIP number fetches RLA Rs 85,000
Chandigarh, January 24
Auspiciousness of the season seems to have played its part in the auction of vehicle registration numbers conducted by the Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) here today.

CHB dwelling units for rag-pickers
Chandigarh, January 24 The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) will construct 328 dwelling units for rag- pickers at a cost of Rs 3.93 crore in Sector 56. Around 3 acres will be utilised for constructing the dwelling units.

COMMUNITY

6 MC poll petitions taken up
Chandigarh, January 24
The Deputy Commissioner today heard election petitions filed against five councillors of the Municipal Corporation.

Kashika Singh from Mohali receives the National Bravery Award from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a function in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Kashika Singh from Mohali receives the National Bravery Award from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a function in New Delhi on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Parents of dead officer seek documents from Army
Chandigarh, January 24
About a year-and-a-half after a young Army officer, Lt Rajesh Pandey, died under “mysterious circumstances” while serving in Jammu and Kashmir, his parents continue their struggle to obtain documents pertaining to the incident. They are also seeking an independent inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the matter.

Admn to write to hotels
Chandigarh, January 24
In light of the recent incident of fire at Hotel Taj, the Chandigarh Administration will write to hotels in the city to adhere to the guidelines laid down for safety and convenience of guests. — TNS

 
BUSINESS

Conversion policy relaxed further
Chandigarh, January 24
For industrialists opting for conversion at the Industrial Area, Phases I and II, under the conversion policy, the Administration has given further concessions by amending the conversion policy for change of land use of industrial sites into commercial activity or services.

Biz Clips
IT products: The first IT products virtual supermarket of the country has been launched in the city. The portal, http://www.fastrackcomputing.com, features a range of laptops, notebook PCs, desktops, PDAs, multimedia gadgets etc.

Airtel crosses 2.5-m mark
Chandigarh, January 24
Airtel today announced that it had crossed the 2.5-million customer mark in Punjab.


 
EDUCATION

Include marginalised in democratic process, asserts Philip
Chandigarh, January 24
A speaker at the National Seminar on Participatory Democracy: New Contexts, New Challenges - Inclusion and Exclusion, at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Making a strong case for the inclusion of the poor and the marginalised in the democratic process, Mr A.J. Philip, Senior Associate Editor of The Tribune, today brought the two-day seminar on participatory democracy to a resounding conclusion.

A speaker at the National Seminar on Participatory Democracy: New Contexts, New Challenges - Inclusion and Exclusion, at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Brinder Aulakh Book on nursery rhymes
Chandigarh, January 24
Nursery rhymes are perhaps the only lessons which all of us still remember by heart. Ever wonder what makes these rhymes so easy to recall and recite. Perhaps the rhythmic patterns and subject matter.

Rally for AIDS awareness
Dera Bassi, January 24
An AIDS awareness rally was taken out at Government High School, Rampur Sainian, near here, yesterday.

 
CULTURE

Nature’s Shaukeen
Only Indian pursuing photo degree at Rochester
Chandigarh, January 24
Surkhab Shaukeen with his work at his home in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. His romance with the camera began at an age when most of the youngsters start acknowledging and understanding their surroundings. He had barely reached his teens when he clicked an award-winning photograph and after two years he came out with his first exhibition of photographs in Sector 17 plaza where people from all walks of life, including rickshaw pullers to connoisseurs of photography, came to see his work.
Surkhab Shaukeen with his work at his home in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

‘Zindagi Retire Nahin Hoti’
A scene from ‘Zindagi Retire Nahin Hoti’ presented by Community Theatre Workshop and sponsored by The Tribune at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, January 24
What a thrilling moment and a coincidence -the creator of Tagore Theatre himself taking the centerstage to sing ‘Naukari Se Retire Hua Hun Zindagi Se Retire Nahin’. Yes playing the protagonist in the play ‘Zindagi Retire Nahin Hoti’ is none other than the 87 years old Aditya Parkash former Chief Architect of Chandigarh.

A scene from ‘Zindagi Retire Nahin Hoti’ presented by Community Theatre Workshop and sponsored by The Tribune at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Local girl Manisha Pande with French director Louidgi Beltrame at Alliance Francaise, Sector 36, Chandigarh. City, Brasilia compared in film by a French
Chandigarh, January 24
If there are two places that can well represent a modern city with the world’s finest architecture then it would be Chandigarh and Brasilia, undoubtedly.


Local girl Manisha Pande with French director Louidgi Beltrame at Alliance Francaise, Sector 36, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

HEALTH

Early diagnosis key to treating lower leg PVD
Chandigarh, January 24
Atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease (PVD) or lower leg PVD affects over 10 per cent population above 60 years of age worldwide.

 
SPORTS

Nagar Mal to the fore in long jump, 200 metres
Nagar Mal in action in the long jump event on the penultimate day of the Central Revenue Sports Meet (North Zone) at the Sector 7 sports complex in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, January 24
Nagar Mal emerged winner in long jump, 200 metres, under-50 category on the penultimate day of the Central Revenue Sports Meet (North Zone), 2007, held at Sector 7 sports complex here today. Local athlete Parminderjit Singh won the men’s 800 metres race in the 40+ age category.


Nagar Mal in action in the long jump event on the penultimate day of the Central Revenue Sports Meet (North Zone) at the Sector 7 sports complex in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

DAV in cricket final
Chandigarh , January 24
DAV Senior Secondary School-8 (A) team registered a comfortable 151-run win over St Stephen’s School in the second semifinals of Chandigarh Inter-School Under-19 Cricket Tournament for the Adviser's Cup here today. The tournament is being organised by the Chandigarh Sports Department at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium.

Gagandeep wins in straight sets
Chandigarh, January 24
Gagandeep Gill beat Gurbinder Singh in straight sets 4-0, 4-2 in the boys’ under-18 category on the second day of the St Peter’s Open Tennis Tournament at St Peter’s School courts, Sector 37, here today.

Sector 42 tennis courts near completion
Chandigarh, January 24
The project of setting up tennis clay courts at the Sports Complex, Sector 42, which has been hanging fire for the past three years, is on the verge of completion if one goes by the statements of Mr JPS Sidhu, Joint Director, Sports, Chandigarh.

GGS college ball badminton champs
Chandigarh, January 24
The Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, won the Panjab University Inter-College Ball Badminton Women Championship on the PU campus here today.

GGDSD College register win in baseball
Chandigarh, January 24
The local GGDSD College got the better of SD College, Ludhiana, 12-4 in the Panjab University Inter-College Baseball (Men’s) Tournament at PU grounds here today.


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