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CM’s visit throws life out of gear
Dera Bassi, February 2
The visit of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to the township today spelt hardship for the common man.


Police personnel tow away a vehicle from near the venue of the rally addressed by Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in Dera Bassi on Friday. Police personnel tow away a vehicle from near the venue of the rally addressed by Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in Dera Bassi on Friday. — Tribune photo:Parvesh Chauhan

Rs 20 lakh penalty imposed on Deep Nursing Home
Chandigarh, February 2
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has imposed a penalty of Rs 20 lakh on Deep Nursing Home, Sector 21, for medical negligence leading to death of a 32-year-old patient, Charanpreet Kaur, in December, 2005.










EARLIER STORIES

UGC report eclipses PEC ‘Vision Statement’
Chandigarh, February 2
Even as the Punjab Engineering College Board of Governors met today to discuss the “Vision Statement” of the Deemed university, the UGC report on the functioning of the PEC Director, Dr Vijay Gupta, cast a shadow over the proceedings.

Small savings plans lose sheen
Chandigarh, February 2
Posing a serious threat to the economic condition of state governments, the small savings collections across the country have come down by 35.78 per cent.


COMMUNITY

Mayor in soup over tea party
Chandigarh, February 2
It was literally a storm in a tea cup. The visit of the Mayor of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, Ms Harjinder Kaur, to a tea party hosted by Mr Jagjit Singh Kang, brother of the Congress candidate from Morinda, Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, was used by her detractors to score some political points.

Tributes paid to Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia
The Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune, Mr H.K.Dua (centre), along with the General Manager, Mr Sanjay Hazari (second from left), the Additional General Manager, Mr O.P. Arora (first from left), the Punjabi Tribune Editor, Mr G.S. Sidhu Damdami (first from right) and the The Tribune Employees Union president, Mr Jagtar Singh Sidhu (second from right) pay tributes to Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia on the occasion of The Tribune’s 126th anniversary in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, February 2
Floral tributes were paid to Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, founder of The Tribune Trust, on the 126th anniversary of the newspaper at The Tribune office here today.

The Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune, Mr H.K.Dua (centre), along with the General Manager, Mr Sanjay Hazari (second from left), the Additional General Manager, Mr O.P. Arora (first from left), the Punjabi Tribune Editor, Mr G.S. Sidhu Damdami (first from right) and the The Tribune Employees Union president, Mr Jagtar Singh Sidhu (second from right) pay tributes to Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia on the occasion of The Tribune’s 126th anniversary in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Terminal market: Governor reviews progress
Chandigarh, February 2
The UT Administrator yesterday reviewed the progress of the modern terminal market in Sector 39 here. He discussed the broader framework and roadmap for creation of a physical and supportive infrastructure for the proposed project with senior officers.

A child with his mother pay obeisance at Shri Guru Ravi Dass bhawan in Chandigarh Hooda donates Rs 15 lakh
Chandigarh, February 2
A function was organised by the Sri Guru Ram Dass Maha Sabha on the occasion of the celebrations of the 630th Sri Guru Ravi Dass Jayanti today at Shri Guru Ravi Dass Bhawan, Sector 20, here. Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Chief Minister of Haryana, was the chief guest. He announced a grant of Rs 15 lakh for the renovation of the bhawan.



A child with his mother pay obeisance at Shri Guru Ravi Dass bhawan in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

BJP to oppose Art commission
Chandigarh, February 2
The local unit of the BJP today decided to oppose the setting up Urban Art Commission. Mr Kehar Singh Koundel, spokesman of the local BJP unit, said during the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs led by Mrs Sushama Swaraj, the party had demanded formation of a Vidhan Sabha.

Residents want active role in city affairs
Chandigarh, February 2
It is believed that there is some “negative personal equation” among certain officials between UT’s administrative hierarchy and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Things become even worse when one takes into account the relationship between the city’s administrative head and people’s representatives.

IMF representative visits Fortis
Mohali, February 2
Professor Anne Krueger, Special Adviser to the Managing Director- International Monetary Fund, yesterday visited Fortis Hospital, Mohali.

Farewell
Vijay Arora: A one-film wonder
Chandigarh, February 2
1970s maybe known as the decade of the angry young man Amitabh Bachchan before he eventually became the Big B. It was, however, also known for several other landmark films like, “Yaadon Ki Baraat”. If “Yaadon Ki Baraat” was known as a vendetta saga with Dharmendra breathing fire to avenge the murder of his parents, it was also known for bringing to the fore two good-looking young actors, Vijay Arora and Tariq Shah.

 
CRIME

Laptops stolen from SCO
Chandigarh, February 2
Mr Sanjay Makkar, a resident of Sector 37, filed a report at a police station that some laptops from his shop-cum-office (SCO) in Sector 20 were stolen last night. The details of the stolen goods were yet to be ascertained. A case has been registered in this regard.

Mohali man booked for fraud
Mohali, February 2
The police has booked a resident of Phase X on a charge of cheating.


 
BUSINESS

IT giant in Mohali to hire professionals
Chandigarh, February 2
Connecting to a programme of recruitment in this part of the region, US-based information technology giant Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), the company that keeps Paris metro on track ,is coming to Mohali for hiring professionals.

 
EDUCATION

Parents join hands against Ryan school
Chandigarh, February 2
Dejected by the indifferent attitude of the authorities of Ryan International School, Sector 49, here and their lacklustre approach in getting affiliation from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), parents of students have now decided to fight for the cause.

Seminar on anthro ends
Chandigarh, February 2
A two-day national seminar “Anthropology and Society: Issues and Applications” organised by the Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, concluded here today with a valedictory function.

Need to save wetlands highlighted
Chandigarh, February 2
The World Wetlands Day was observed at Government College of Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 19, here in collaboration with Government College, Sector 11. The Principal of the college, Mr Bhupinder Singh, released a newsletter on the occasion.

Manav Mangal School goes smart
Mohali, February 2
Taking technology as its driving force, Manav Mangal has approached with an innovative smart learning concept by establishing an educational institution by the name of Manav Mangal Smart School at Sector 64 here.

Five Kharar college students get jobs
Mohali, February 2
Five students of the eighth semester of GGS College of Modern Technology, Kharar, have been selected by M/s Industrial Equipments in a joint campus placement drive held at the Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, near Ropar.

Students welcome migratory birds
Chandigarh, February 2
It was walk of a different kind, as over 250 students from different schools walked near the Sukhna lake to welcome the migratory birds.


 
CULTURE

‘Merzhin’ rock band performs at law auditorium on Panjab University campus'Merzhin' melodies move music lovers
Chandigarh, February 2
The French Celtic Rock Band 'Merzhin' enthralled music lovers, mostly students, at the Punjab University Law auditorium here today. The musical extravaganza, organised by the city chapter of Alliance Francaise in association with the French Embassy, was rich in solemnity as well as grandeur and gaiety of the Celtic music, a regional form of folk-popular fusion of France.


‘Merzhin’ rock band performs at law auditorium on Panjab University campus on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Play stresses healthy lifestyle
Chandigarh, February 2
The Chandigarh Healthy Heart Action Project (CHHAP), Department of Community Medicine, PGI, in collaboration with a theatre group - Mask theatre - staged a 30-minute street play “Dilon Ki Hartal” at Sector-17 Plaza, here yesterday.


HEALTH

Update medical skills for better health care: Experts
The former PGI Director, Dr B.N.S. Walia, releases a souvenir of the third update EME “Gastro 2007” at the PGI, Chandigarh Chandigarh, February 2
Gastroenterologists emphasised the need of updating medical knowledge and skill apart from involvement of private and corporate sectors for a better health care in the country.





The former PGI Director, Dr B.N.S. Walia, (middle) releases a souvenir of the third update EME “Gastro 2007” at the PGI, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Train more doctors for endoscopic technique: Reddy
Chandigarh, February 2
The country has just 4,000 endoscopists to cater to a population of 1 billion. The ratio is quite alarming following which the latest advancement in endoscopy has been proving to be still a distant dream for scores of patients. The ratio of endoscopists and population is the USA in 1: 20.

 
SPORTS

Manav stars in Satluj School win
Panchkula, February 2
A fine knock of 72 runs by Manan Vohra enabled the hosts Satluj Public School, Sector 4, here team beat St John’s High School Sector 26, Chandigarh, by 46 runs in the finals of 1 st Satluj Numero Uno U-14 inter school cricket tournament.

Naruka enters final of tennis tourney
Mohali, February, 2
Displaying good performance, Digvijay Singh Naruka reached the finals of u-12 and u-14 categories of the First Mohali (SAS Nagar) District Lawn Tennis Championship here today. In the finals of both categories, Digvijay and Dhir Anush Bhatti will face each other. In the semifinals, Digvijay defeated Raj Sumer Singh 6-1, while Dhir Anush got the better of Paramvir Singh 6-1 in u-12 age group.


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