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Risky convenience: Drugs’ doorstep delivery
Subhiksha home delivers medicines without prescription
Chandigarh, January 31
In this age of home delivery, now the public can get a drug delivered at doorstep, and all this without any prescription. For those in the business of supplying these drugs, it hardly matters if the drug is covered under the Schedule H category.
A newly built outlet of Subhiksha Trading Services Limited in Sector 16, Chandigarh
A newly built outlet of Subhiksha Trading Services Limited in Sector 16, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan



EARLIER STORIES

The Ghaggar bridge was closed again for repairs in Panchkula
The Ghaggar bridge was closed again for repairs in Panchkula on Wednesday. The road from Majri Chowk, Sector 1, onwards has been blocked for two days and traffic has been diverted towards the Sector 21 bridge. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

City to have urban art panel
Chandigarh, January 31
Subgroups of experts would be set up to suggest modalities for setting up an urban art commission for the city. A decision in this regard was taken at a special meeting of the Administrator’s Advisory Council here today.

It is now Home Ministry’s Voice
Chandigarh, January 31
The proposed move to have an Urban Arts Commission threatens to put a stop on the unbridled powers enjoyed by the bureaucracy-laden Administration in deciding the future of Chandigarh.

Dance show in silence zone at GH-16
Chandigarh, January 31
Patients were put to hardship at the Sector 16 General Hospital this afternoon after a bagpiper party performed right in front of the office of the hospital Medical Superintendent for over an hour.

College of Architecture student creates mural for city
Chandigarh, January 31
He is young, spirited and raring to go. Uma Dhar Kamti, a third- year-student of Chandigarh College of Architecture here is right now on the top of the world. He had received a special honour from the UT Administrator- cum-Punjab Governor Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) for his creation of the mural that now finds a pride of place in Sector 17.


Uma Dhar Kamti with the mural he created in Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph


Uma Dhar Kamti with the mural he created in Sector 17 in Chandigarh

COMMUNITY

Public to help manage community centres
Chandigarh, January 31
The Municipal Corporation has decided to have public participation in the management of the community centres in the city. The policy provides for the constitution of a governing body headed by the area councillor where there are more than 50 members.

Rising temperature can hit wheat yield
Chandigarh, January 31
The rapidly rising day temperature in the wheat-producing region of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh has set the alarm bells ringing in the Union Government. Such a rise in the day temperature at this stage is harmful for the wheat crop.

Jasjit’s wife, aunt campaign in Mohali
Mohali, January 31
Mrs Sanjit Kaur and Mrs Harpreet Kaur Gill, wife and aunt respectively, of the SAD-BJP candidate, Mr Jasjit Singh, have started a door-to-door campaign and meet women voters in the constituency. Today both of them first inaugurated an eye camp at gurdwara Angitha Sahib and later on made two groups for canvassing. Mrs Sanjit Kaur campaigned in Matour village where she went door-to-door for seeking votes for her husband.

Inquiry against PNRC demanded
Chandigarh, January 31
A Punjab and Haryana High Court lawyer, J.S. Brar, has demanded an inquiry commission to look into the functioning of the Punjab Nurses Registration Council and its connivance with the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and the Deputy Chief Minister, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal.

BE NICE, SISTER
SAD-BJP candidate Jasjit Singh’s wife, Sanjit Kaur, campaigning in Phase-II of Mohali
SAD-BJP candidate Jasjit Singh’s wife, Sanjit Kaur, campaigning in Phase-II of Mohali, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Rally organised by SPCA
Chandigarh, January 31
As a part of celebration of the Animal Welfare Fortnight, the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals organised a rally to make people aware of the prevention of cruelty to animals and their welfare, here today.

Former chairman of NHPC dead
Chandigarh, January 31
Former Chairman and Managing Director of the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Budh Singh Kochar died at his Sector 11 residence here on January 28. Born in 1924 in Sargodha district, he graduated from Benaras Hindu University in 1947 in electrical and mechanical engineering, where he was awarded two gold medals.                                                 Budh Singh Kochar
Budh Singh Kochar

 
CRIME

Fatehabad DC’s house burgled
Panchkula, January 31
Thieves decamped with valuables from the official residence of the Deputy Commissioner, Fatehabad, Mr O.P. Sheoran, in Sector 6 here. The family members had been away to Fatehabad since January 18.

A policeman stands guard outside the residence of the Deputy Commissioner, Fatehabad, Mr O.P. Sheoran, in Sector 6, Panchkula, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph


A policeman stands guard outside the residence of the Deputy Commissioner, Fatehabad, Mr O.P. Sheoran, in Sector 6, Panchkula

 
BUSINESS

FM, TV channel to jointly produce air show first time in history
Chandigarh, January 31
Big 92.7 FM and IBN 7 have, for the first time in the history of Indian media entertainment joined hands for one of the most awaited musical shows -- "The Big Show -- Crazy Kiya Re". This is the first time an FM station and a TV channel have come together to co-produce a show which will be broadcast on radio as well as aired on TV.

Franchising awards announced
Chandigarh, January 31

Franchise Plus' Magazine and the Franchise Association of India today announced the nominations open for the "Indian Franchising Awards, 2007".




Mr C.Y. Pal announcing the nominations for India Franchising Awards at Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Mr C.Y. Pal announcing the nominations for India Franchising Awards at Chandigarh

 
EDUCATION

Punjab NCC cadets honoured
Chandigarh, January 31
Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT Chandigarh, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), today honoured 62 cadets and the staff of Punjab and Chandigarh NCC who participated in Republic Day camp 2007 in New Delhi.


Punjab Governor, Gen S F Rodrigues (retd) honours an NCC cadet for participation in the Republic Day camp, New Delhi, in Chandigarh on Wednesday.


Punjab Governor, Gen S F Rodrigues (retd) honours an NCC cadet for participation in the Republic Day camp, New Delhi, in Chandigarh

Associating through tattooing
Chandigarh, January 31
The Indira Gandhi national Museum of Man, Bhopal will be organising an exhibition on tribal tattoos in the Seminar Hall of Department of Anthropology, Panjab University. The exhibition will remain open for the public from February 1 to February 7.

Xavier’s student wins Science Olympiad
Chandigarh, January 31
Shayam Upadhaya of St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, emerged winner in the Combined subjects Class X (Science and Technology, Maths) during the Science Olympiad-2006 held last month.

Students put up impressive show
Chandigarh, January 31
The annual function of St. Joan’s Public School, Lohgarh, was organised at Makhan Shah Lobana Bhawan, Sector 30, here, today. Students gave dynamic dance and music performances.

Day to revive old memories
Chandigarh, January 31
It was a day to revive old memories with college friends and batch mates for the former Sd-ians and their spouses who had got together in Shivalik View, on Sunday as a part of their winter ball. The Chief Guest Mr U.K. Sharma, President S.D. College, Managing Committee appreciated the efforts of the Alumni

COURTS

Foundation stone of judicial complex laid
Chandigarh, January 31
The UT Administrator laid the foundation stone of the new judicial complex in Sector 43 here today. The Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Justice Vijender Jain, was also present on the occasion.

The UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues, inspects a model of the new District Courts Complex on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


The UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues, inspects a model of the new District Courts Complex

 
CULTURE

Kabeer’s wisdom comes alive
Chandigarh, January 30
The mega musical mono-act play veritably titled 'Kabeer' was staged at the Tagore theatre yesterday to a select city audience. Brought to the city by the Saboo Business group, was the 240th show of the play conceived, scripted enacted and produced by the noted Bollywood music composer Shekhar Sen.

Shekhar Sen in action at Tagore theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


Shekhar Sen in action at Tagore theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh

 
SPORTS

Court order on roller skating infuses new life into fraternity
Chandigarh, January 31
The order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court directing Indian Olympic Association to include roller skating as a medal discipline in the 33rd National Games has infused new life amongst the skating fraternity.

Inter-School Athletic Meet kicks off
Chandigarh, January 31
Gurjant Singh of Government Model High School-42 stood first in the 600-metre while Sandhya Yadav (GMSSS-16) emerged winner in the girls’ 400 metre race on the inaugural day of the Inter School Athletic Meet u-14 (boys and girls).

Schoolchildren take part in the Inter-School Athletics Meet at Sector 46 Sports Complex in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Schoolchildren take part in the Inter-School Athletics Meet at Sector 46 Sports Complex in Chandigarh

Dev Samaj team wins yoga meet
Chandigarh, January 31
The team of Dev Samaj College of Education won the Panjab University Inter-College Yoga B-Division (Women) Championship that concluded at PU gymnasium hall here today.


The yoga team of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, Chandigarh, which won the Panjab University Inter-College Yoga Championship, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

The yoga team of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, Chandigarh, which won the Panjab University Inter-College Yoga Championship

St John’s beat Vivek, enter finals
Panchkula, January 31
Surayansh’s unbeaten knock of 62 proved futile for Vivek High School, Sector 38, as St John’s School, Sector 26, beat Vivek in the second semifinal of the first Satluj Numero Uno u-14 inter school cricket tournament.

MCM Blue Caps trounce APJ Academy
Mohali, January 31
MCM Blue Caps Academy, Sector 36, trounced APJ Cricket Academy by 33 runs in the second match of the 1st U-13 APJ Cricket Cup being played at the Mohali Cricket Association grounds here today.

Airtel-Press Club cricket tourney begins Feb 3
Chandigarh, January 31
The Airtel-Chandigarh Press Club Inter-Media Cricket Tournament will start from February 3 at St John’s High School in Sector 26 here. Participating teams would include The Tribune, Electronic Media, Indian Express, Dainik Jagran, Amar Ujala, Dainik Bhaskar, Times of India and Press Club-XI.

Khalsa College varsity baseball champions
Chandigarh, January 31
Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Ludhiana, emerged the champion in the Panjab University Inter-College Baseball (women) Championship concluded at the PU grounds here today.

Netball trials today
Chandigarh, January 31
Trials to select Chandigarh netball team will be held on February 1 at 3 pm at the Government Model High School, Sector 28 here. The team will participate in Senior National Netball Championship to be held at Oonaloe (AP) from February 24 to 28.

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