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More power for commercial sector
Sanctioned load limit goes up to 200 KW
Chandigarh, February 1
In a major relief to thousands of commercial establishments in the city, the Administration has decided to increase the limit of the sanctioned load from 100 KW to 200 KW.

2 Subhiksha outlets inspected; Drug Controller orders inquiry
Chandigarh, February 1
In less than 24 hours of publishing a news item “Risky convenience: Drug’s doorstep delivery” in Chandigarh Tribune, the UT Health Department inspected two outlets of Subhiksha Trading Services Limited, a Chennai-based company and found them operating in violation of the Drug Act.


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A brief spell of rain leaves dry leaves making a sort of carpet in Chandigarh.
A brief spell of rain leaves dry leaves making a sort of carpet in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Students lock Principal for saying no
Chandigarh, February 1
Students of DAV College Sector 10 here today locked the principal along with his staff this morning protesting against a decision of the principal disallowing them to call a pop singer to perform at their festival.

When cops got pat on the back
Chandigarh, February 1
The Chandigarh Police received a pat on the back by Mr A.B. Bardhan, General Secretary, Communist Party of India (CPI), for their professionalism today . The cops issued a challan for overspeeding to a car in which the national leader was travelling. Later, Rs 400 was paid on the spot as penalty for the offence.

Bomb hoax in PGI
Chandigarh, February 1
Panic triggered in the PGI this morning following an anonymous phone call informing that a bomb was planted in the department of neurosurgery here today.

Governor greets people
Chandigarh, February 1
On the eve of Parkash Ustav of Guru Ravi Dass, UT Administrator S.F. Rodrigues has called upon the people to work collectiv- ely and create a casteless and classless society. Extending his greetings, Gen Rodrigues said Guru Ravi Dass promoted the spiritual message of devotion to God, oneness of mankind and brotherhood.

Illuminations at Gurdwara Sri Ravi Dass in Sector 30 on the eve of his birth anniversary celebrations catch the eyes of passers-by in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Illuminations at Gurdwara Sri Ravi Dass in Sector 30 on the eve of his birth anniversary celebrations catch the eyes of passers-by in Chandigarh on Thursday.


COMMUNITY

Kalpana Chawla remembered
Students of PEC pay tributes to Kalpana Chawla at a function on Thursday. Chandigarh, February 1
It was a day to remember one of the brightest students of Punjab Engineering College, Kalpana Chawla, on the occasion of her fourth death anniversary. In a touching ceremony, held today in the college auditorium, the students and the faculty members of the college paid homage to the astronaut.

Students of PEC pay tributes to Kalpana Chawla at a function on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

CBI probe sought into Dimpy case
Chandigarh, February 1
The father-in-law of slain criminal, Prabhjinder Singh, alias Dimpy, who was murdered near the Lake Club, here, in July last, has prayed for handing over investigation into the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Rape victim seeks probe
Chandigarh, February 1
Ms Neha Monga, a resident of New Delhi, who was found in an unconscious condition in Ambala on January 5, yesterday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking an independent probe and arrest of persons involved in her alleged kidnapping and throwing her in an unconscious condition at Ambala.

 
CRIME

2 suicides in city
Chandigarh, February 1
Prolonged illness claimed two lives in the city today. An elderly woman and a man allegedly ended their lives in two separate incidents in Sector 35. They held no one responsible for their deaths in their suicide notes, said the police.

2 caught red-handed picking pockets
Chandigarh, February 1
Two city residents were caught red-handed while picking pockets at the Sector 17 on Wednesday.

Husband, four others booked for woman's death
Dera Bassi, February 1
The local police today booked five persons, including the husband, in connection with the death of a 28-year-old woman at Sundra village, near here, yesterday.

Migrant labourer murdered in Nayagaon
Mohali, February 1
A middle-aged migrant labourer has been allegedly murdered in Nayagaon village. The body which was recovered by the police today, has so far not been identified.

 
BUSINESS

Great potential for bilateral trade between India, Pak: Economist
Prof Anne O Krueger Chandigarh, February 1
There is a great potential for bilateral trade between India and Pakistan. Given the complementarities and synergies between the two countries, the officially recorded bilateral trade of US $ 630 million is miniscule and is not reflective of the true potential which can cross US $ 5-6 billion, if basic trade relations are strengthened.

 
EDUCATION

Conference on women empowerment
Chandigarh, February 1
The second annual conference of the Bharatiya Mahila Darshnika Conference was inaugurated by Prof R.C. Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, here today.

Prof S.K. KulkarniPU Notes
Prof Kulkarni is Dean, University Instruction
Chandigarh, February 1
Prof S.K. Kulkarni, the senior most Professor in Panjab University and first from Pharmaceutical Sciences has taken over as Dean University Instruction (DUI).

From Schools
Students excel in paper reading contest
Students of the Eco-Club of GMSSS, Sector 32, Chandigarh, during a prize distribution ceremony. Chandigarh, February 1
The Red Ribbon Club of GMSSS Sector 22 organised an inter school paper reading, slogan writing, poster making and rangoli contest here today. The winners include: Shrishty Chaudhry, Ankita Deivan, Gaganjot Singh, Rohit, Ishan vadehra, Naina Sharma, Gurpreet Singh, Jaspreet Garewal, Divya, Rashmi, Manisha, Ruchira, Harmanpreet, Karnika, Gautam and Nitika.

Students of the Eco-Club of GMSSS, Sector 32, Chandigarh, during a prize distribution ceremony.

From Colleges
Inter-college physics quiz
Chandigarh, February 1
The annual inter-college physics quiz contest was held at Government College, Sector 11, here today. More than 30 students from various colleges of Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana participated.

ABVP office-bearers
Chandigarh, February 1
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) at its meeting held yesterday declared the Chandigarh city executive unit office-bearers. Ms Mukta Sharma, member, national executive committee, announced the names.

 
CULTURE

Pack of Rockers called ‘Merzhin’
Chandigarh, February 1
Members of the rock band ‘Merzhin’ at Alliance Francaise in Sector 36 on Thursday. They are a pack of six rockers and together they comprise ‘Merzhin’, a rock band that has performed in more than a 100 concerts and have three albums to their credit. They are here as a part of a two-day musical bonanza to be held on February 2 and 3 being organised by Alliance Francaise, Sector 36 in collaboration with the French Embassy in India.

Members of the rock band ‘Merzhin’ at Alliance Francaise in Sector 36 on Thursday.

HEALTH

PGI scholar wins gold
Chandigarh, February 1
Ms Shazia Zahoor, a research scholar at PGI, has been awarded a gold medal for the best paper presentation in medical microbiology at the national conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Microbiology and Biotechnology’ held at Dr Tanveer Malawat College of Biosciences, Bikaner, Rajasthan, last month.

 
SPORTS

Mandeep emerges champ in tennis
Chandigarh, February 1
Mandeep Singh Gill of St John’s School, Sector 26, emerged champion in the boys under-18 singles in the Administrator Open Tennis Tournament, which concluded at the lake sports complex courts here today.

Sandhya adjudged best athlete
Chandigarh, February 1
Sandhya Yadav of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, was declared the best athlete in girls’ section while in boys’ section Aatish of Stepping Stone, Sector 37, and Joji Methew of St. Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32, won the title in a two-days Inter-school Athletics Meet (under 14) boys and girls concluded at Sports Complex, Sector 46, here today.

Gurpartap star in MCA victory
Mohali, February 1
An overall performance by Gurpartap Singh (30 runs and 2 for 17) guided MCA XI to beat MCM Blue Caps Academy by 22 runs in the third match of the 1st U-13 APJ Cricket Cup on the MCA ground here today.

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