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Class X at Ryan = ?
Chandigarh, January 27
The 81 class X students of the Ryan International Public School, Sector 49, here are in a catch-22 situation as they are not sure whether they can appear in the annual examination, scheduled to commence on March 2 next, as the school has not got the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliation.

Improving quality of life UT’s priority
Chandigarh, January 27
Listing various achievements of the Chandigarh Administration, Mr Lalit Sharma, Adviser to the UT Administrator, claimed here yesterday that the Administration was committed to enriching the lives of citizens through economic growth by continuously improving the quality and quantity of civic services.

Families take full advantage of Republic Day holiday to go for an outing in Rose Garden at Chandigarh. Families take full advantage of Republic Day holiday to go for an outing in Rose Garden at Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan










EARLIER STORIES

Tributes paid to nationalists, soldiers, martyrs on R-Day
Panchkula, January 27
Greeting the people on the occasion of the 58th Republic Day, the Parliamentary Secretary, Agriculture, Mr Ramkishen, said that it was the duty of every Indian to maintain peace and brotherhood in a nation which had diverse cultures.

GMSSS-47 win R-Day trophy
Students of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 47, in a jubilant mood after winning the first prize in the cultural programme at the Republic Day function at Parade Ground, Chandigarh, on Friday. Chandigarh, January 27
The bhangra team of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 47, here, won the overall winners’ trophy on the occasion of Republic Day celebrations held at Parade Ground, Sector 17, here, yesterday.

Students of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 47, in a jubilant mood after winning the first prize in the cultural programme at the Republic Day function at Parade Ground, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Girls perform ‘Giddha’ at the state-level Republic Day function at Government College, Mohali, on Friday. Schoolgirl falls ill at R-Day
Mohali, January 27
A Class XII student of Khalsa Senior Secondary School in Phase VIII here suffered an attack due to stress soon after the state-level Republic Day function concluded at Government College here yesterday.


Girls perform ‘Giddha’ at the state-level Republic Day function at Government College, Mohali, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


Ranbaxy celebrates R-Day with villagers
Chandigarh, January 27
Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, Toansa, celebrated Republic Day with the residents of village and its employees yesterday. The seniormost resident of the village, Mr Moola Singh (85), unfurled the National Flag.


Mr Moola Singh (85), the seniormost resident of Toansa village, unfurls the National Flag during the Republic Day celebrations organised by Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited in the village on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Moola Singh (85), the seniormost resident of Toansa village, unfurls the National Flag during the Republic Day celebrations organised by Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited in the village on Friday.

Mortality rate of Sukhna’s migratory birds up
Another dies, 2 seriously ill, sent to Jalandhar
Chandigarh, January 27
Although seasonal mortality of migratory birds is routine, what is not routine is the death of 10 birds in a row. Earlier this week, nine birds had been found dead at the lake. Today, yet another bird, kept under observation of the UT Wildlife Department for five days, died, heightening concern over the cause of mortality.

Chandigarh hottest in region
Night temperature up by 4.2 degrees
Chandigarh, January 27
Despite some changes in weather conditions today, the temperature fluctuation continued, so much so that the night temperature rose by a considerable 4.2 degree over the past two days.

Priest charred to death
Panchkula, January 27
A 35-year-old priest was charred to death last night while he was sleeping in his room behind the Kali temple in Sector 5, Mansa Devi Complex, here. His skeletal remains were found by his mother today morning when the police forced open the room.

Three held for installing statues
Chandigarh, January 27
The local police today arrested three representatives of the Saheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Morcha, Yamunanagar, on the charge of unlawfully installing statutes of martyrs at various roundabouts in the city.

COMMUNITY

Jasjit Singh filed papers as SAD candidate, Independent
Mohali, January 27
In a step that puzzled many, Mr Jasjit Singh, SAD candidate from the Kharar constituency for the Punjab elections, had filed four sets of nomination papers one of them as an Independent.

Vehicle goes up in flames
Panchkula, January 27
Occupants of a Toyata Qualis (HR-23U-0283) today had a miraculous escape when their vehicle caught fire on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway, near Sector 20, around 4 am here today.

Chiefs of 37 air forces to attend seminar
Chandigarh, January 27
An international seminar on the theme of “Aerospace power in tomorrow’s world” is being organised by the Indian Air Force in New Delhi on February 4 and 5.

Sood Sabha mela on Feb 4
Chandigarh, January 27
The Sood Sabha, Chandigarh, will hold its 45th annual mela at Sood Bhavan, Chandigarh, on February 4. Mrs Kanta Saroop Krishen, honourary secretary, Blood Bank Society, will be the chief guest. Air Cdre Manmohan Sood and Mr Rewal Chand Sood, philanthropist, will be the guest of honour. Sood Ratan award will be given to Dr Bhushan Sood of Canada for his exemplary social services.

‘At Home’ organised
Chandigarh, January 27
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), was ‘At Home’ with distinguished citizens of Punjab and Chandigarh on the lush green lawns of the Punjab Raj Bhavan here today.

 
CRIME

1 booked for selling resumed plot
Chandigarh, January 27
A Mani Majra resident allegedly duped a man of Rs 2 lakh on the pretext of selling him a plot, which was already resumed by HUDA.

Cable stolen from Lake Club
Chandigarh, January 27
Thieves decamped with 10-metre cable wire from the Lake Sports Club.

Booked for kidnapping
Mohali, January 27
The police has booked more than five persons on charges of kidnapping and cheating.

 
BUSINESS

Microsoft to set up office in UT
Chandigarh, January 27
Microsoft Corporation India will soon set up its office in Chandigarh. The office, to become operational before March, will include establishing a direct sales infrastructure, broadening partner eco system and market education initiatives and programmes.

 
EDUCATION

2-day education fair begins at CII
The Vice-Chancellor of PU, Prof R.C. Sobti, at the inauguration of the two-day Education Worldwide India Fair, at the CII, Sector 31, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Chandigarh, January 27
To check brain drain and save foreign exchange, Panjab University (PU) is coming up with innovative plans for students seeking jobs in the service industry. The new plan will be in collaboration with foreign educational institutes.

The Vice-Chancellor of PU, Prof R.C. Sobti, at the inauguration of the two-day Education Worldwide India Fair, at the CII, Sector 31, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

GC-46: Contribution was voluntary
Chandigarh, January 27
In connection with a news story on the cleaning of the Government College, Sector 46, published in these columns recently, the Principal and staff of the college today clarified that the Principal did not issue any order for the collection of funds from the teachers and the non-teaching staff.

COURTS

Controversy over JAG’s law degree
Chandigarh, January 27
The controversy over the authenticity of the law degree of the Judge Advocate General, the Army’s chief judicial officer, has once again reared its head with a jawan moving the Delhi High Court in this regard.

 
CULTURE

From Pak with fond memories
Roshan Ara NuzhatChandigarh, January 27
Roshan Ara Nuzhat has fond memories of India. Born in the erstwhile royal state of Pataudi, she spent precious first years of her life here before heading to Pakistan in 1969. And though she has been away from India for ages, a mere mention of it still moves her to tears. With India, she shares a special relationship - one which a mother shares with her child.

Mushaira captivates city audience
Participants at the all-India mushaira organised by Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi in connection with Republic Day in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, January 27
Felicitous, colourful and cadenced utterances by celebrated poets, including Roshan Nuzhat and Zahid Akassi from Pakistan, enthralled an elite gathering at the Indo-Pak Mushaira at Tagore Theatre here today.

Participants at the all-India mushaira organised by Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi in connection with Republic Day in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Bai Amarjit enthrals at Plaza carnival
Punjabi singer Bai Amarjit performs at the Plaza Carnival in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Chandigarh, January 27
Punjabi folk music found its true expression in the musical renditions of Bai Amarjit, a popular Punjabi singer who delighted a large gathering at the Plaza carnival here today. The musical bonanza is a weekly feature of the Society for Chandigarh Carnival supported by Department of Tourism, Chandigarh, and media sponsored by the Tribune Group of Newspapers.


Punjabi singer Bai Amarjit performs at the Plaza Carnival in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

HEALTH

Sebastian Rys New York resident gets treatment in city
Chandigarh, January 27
After finding it economical to undergo C3R, a non-surgical treatment, to get rid of keratoconus, a dreaded eye disease, Sebastian Rys, a flying instructor from New York, underwent the treatment at a hospital here.

Bank officers donate blood
Chandigarh, January 27
As many as 189 members of the Canara Bank Officer’s Association, Chandigarh Region, donated blood at a camp organised in association with the Department of Transfusion, PGI, at Sector 34 here yesterday.

Dr H.S. Chawla PGI doc gets Padma Shri
Chandigarh, January 27
Dr H.S. Chawla, Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Health Sciences, PGI, has been conferred with Padma Shri by the Government of India. The PGI Director, Prof K.K. Talwar, has congratulated Dr Chawla for getting the prestigious award.

 
SPORTS

Dainik Bhaskar enter semis
Chandigarh, January 27
Dainik Bhaskar, Connect and AirTel entered the semifinals of the first inter-corporate Twenty-20 cricket tournament at the DAV College, Sector 10, here today.

Bhavika plays a shot during the St Peter’s Open Tennis Tournament at St Peter’s School, Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Bhavika wins two titles in tennis
Chandigarh, January 27
Bhavika clinched two titles in the second St Peter’s Open Tennis Tournament, which concluded at the St Peter’s School’s tennis courts in Sector 37 here today.
In girls’ under-12 final, Bhavika beat Nikita 6-3, 6-1 to win the top honours. In the final of under-14 category, Bhavika again beat Nikita 6-2, 6-3 to win the title.



Bhavika plays a shot during the St Peter’s Open Tennis Tournament at St Peter’s School, Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

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