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Hike in collectors’ rates on cards
Farmers may get more compensation
Chandigarh, January 28
To check the registry of property at under-value rates, the Chandigarh Administration is all set to considerably hike the collectors’ rate, a benchmark for the sale and purchase of property. A hike of over 50 per cent or more was expected, sources in the Finance Department confirmed. Stamp duty likely to reduced from 6 pc to 5 pc Under- valuation of property may decline.

Office of profit: Councillors may have to pay penalty
Chandigarh, January 28
The election petitions filed against three councilors in the case of office of profit may just end up costing them a dear amount. As according to section 13-sub section 3 of the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act 1976 as extended to the Union Territory they will be required to pay a penalty of Rs 300 per day.



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In times when conservationists are concerned about the depleting vulture population, nearly 20 of them were spotted on the boundary wall of TBRL near Ramgarh in Panchkula on Sunday.
Windfall: In times when conservationists are concerned about the depleting vulture population, nearly 20 of them were spotted on the boundary wall of TBRL near Ramgarh in Panchkula on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Poll code violation: 30 vehicles impounded
Mohali, January 28
The SAS Nagar police today impounded over 30 vehicles being used for canvassing without the requisite permit by various candidates.

BSNL counter of inconvenience
Chandigarh, January 28
Scores of subscribers visiting the office of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited in Sector 34 to make payments of their phone bills are being put through great hardship due to the alleged mismanagement on part of its officials.

Botched jobs: Police goes into shell
Chandigarh, January 28
The top brass of the Chandigarh Police has retreated into its shell. No senior functionary of the department has been accessible to mediapersons since Inspector Jagir Singh episode hit the headlines.

COMMUNITY

Official apathy stalls projects
Mohali, January 28
Development works here have come to a grinding halt as officials of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority have failed to prepare expenditure estimates in time for projects that had got the nod over two months before the Election Commission clamped the Election Code of Conduct for the Assembly poll.

Several projects hang fire
Chandigarh, January 28
Different projects of the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation are held up for reasons ranging from delay in the acquisition of land to clearance of architectural drawings. A project monitoring report sought by the UT Administrator has revealed that significant projects like multi- level parking for Sector 17 and developing of the Sub City Centre in Sector 34 are still under the stage of implementation. The architecture plans of the Garbage Disposal Plant in Dadu Majra were held up with the Architecture Department, said sources.

Nitin Khanna Trailing life: Mishap victim needs good Samaritans
Chandigarh, January 28
A budding management professional, Nitin Khanna, who met with a serious road accident at the Sectors 18-21 crossing here in October last year, is struggling for life in Fortis Hospital, Mohali. He was admitted to General Hospital, Sector 16, soon after his motor cycle had a collision with a car. Subsequently, he was shifted to the PGI.

Water toxicity ‘leads to bird mortality’
Chandigarh, January 28
Water pollution in Sukhna could be a possible cause. Dead storage level and pollution level in the Lake has been rising.

 
CRIME

Maloya resident stabbed by in-laws
Chandigarh, January 28
A matrimonial dispute took a violent turn late on Saturday night when city resident was allegedly stabbed by his brother-in-law and three others. The victim was admitted to the Sector 16 General Hospital in a critical condition with multiple stab and other blunt injuries.

Two injured in separate mishaps
Chandigarh, January 28
A scooterist and a pedestrian were injured In two separate road accident while in another incident a car was damaged in a mishap in the city.

 
BUSINESS

Connect scheme for pre-paid users
Chandigarh, January 28
HFCL Connect mobile and Talky subscribers can get latest news, cricket updates, jokes, horoscope and tips on beauty, health, skin, body and hair care through SMS.


 
EDUCATION

Education fair shows path to many students
Students get information regarding various career courses abroad at an education fair organised by the CII in Sector 31, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Chandigarh, January 28
The conclusion of the two-day Education Worldwide India Fair at the CII, Sector 31, here, today, has brought the city to the international scene. Offering global education on a platter, the fair had a wide gamut of both national as well as international institutes and universities from various countries like the UK, the USA, Denmark and Australia trying to woo Indian students.

Students get information regarding various career courses abroad at an education fair organised by the CII in Sector 31, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

AICE announces scholarships
Chandigarh, January 28
Entering the coaching arena with a cause, the Adesh Institute of Competitive Examination, Chandigarh, today announced its unique scholarship schemes. The institute aims at funding and providing concessions to wards of the slain martyrs of the security forces and the families affected by terrorist activities.

From Colleges
SD College holds Industry talks

Chandigarh, January 28
Post Graduate department of Commerce and Management of SD College held Industry talk on Derivatives and Career Planning. Speaking on derivatives, Mr Anil Katia, the Assistant Vice-President, HDFC Bank Ltd. simplified the complexities inherent in financial derivatives trading system.

AIDS awareness
Dera Bassi, January 28
An AIDS awareness rally was held at Government High School, Rampur Sainian, near here, today.

 
CULTURE

Litterateur gets special gift on 90th birth anniversary
Mr H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune group of newspapers, releases a book, “Dr Sansar Chandra Ke Shreshtha Hasya Vayang” edited by Dr Subhash Rastogi, at the Chandigarh Press Club, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Chandigarh, January 28
For the eminent Hindi litterateur, Dr Sansar Chandra, this day was all about reliving the past through his own works. On his 90th birthday, Dr Chandra was presented with a special gift in the form of a book dedicated to him as a humorist and satirist.



Mr H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune group of newspapers, releases a book, “Dr Sansar Chandra Ke Shreshtha Hasya Vayang” edited by Dr Subhash Rastogi, at the Chandigarh Press Club, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

HEALTH

Hospital inaugurated in Sector 5
Panchkula, January 28
Advocating the need of public-private partnership in the health sector, the Chief Secretary of Haryana, Mr Prem Prashant, said that the state or central government would be unable to fund the required infrastructure alone in the sector to cater to the entire population.

70 students examined
Chandigarh, January 28
More than 70 students were examined at a medical camp organised by the Citizens Association For Relief Education and Service in collaboration with the Fortis Hospital at New Janta Colony, adjacent to the PGI, here today.

 
SPORTS

Kwatra steers Adviser’s XI to victory
Chandigarh, January 28
A gutsy knock of 65 runs in 61 balls by Jaipal Singh went in vain as Chandigarh Press Club XI lost to Adviser’s XI by six wickets in the Samuel Banerjee Memorial cricket match at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, here, today.

Easy win for MCM
Chandigarh, January 28
MCM DAV College, Chandigarh, gave a crushing defeat to the SDP College for Women, Ludhiana, 11-01 on the second day of the Panjab University Inter-College Base ball (Women) Tournament. The tournament was held on the PU campus, here, today.

City eves bring laurels
Chandigarh, January 28
Chandigarh girls’ team cornered the glory as the team finished runners up in the Junior National Volleyball Championship held recently at Vijayvada.

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