THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
C H A N D I G A R H
Top stories | Community | Crime | Education
Culture | Health | Sports

TOP STORIES

19-year-old stabbed to death, father injured
The SHO of Sector 39 police station, Inspector Nanha Ram Kadiyan, inspects the spot where a youth was stabbed to death while his father was badly injured by three assailants in Palsora Colony in Chandigarh on Sunday. Chandigarh, February 4
Three unidentified youths allegedly stabbed 19-year-old Bajinder Singh, son of a tea vendor, to death in broad daylight at the Palsora Colony this afternoon. The victim’s father, 42-year-old Punjab Singh, also got injured in the scuffle.

The SHO of Sector 39 police station, Inspector Nanha Ram Kadiyan, inspects the spot where a youth was stabbed to death while his father was badly injured by three assailants in Palsora Colony in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Ryan row: Parents to move high court
Chandigarh, February 4
The indifferent attitude of the authorities of Ryan International School, Sector 49, in getting affiliation from the Central Board of Secondary Education, has compelled the parents of students studying in Class X to initiate criminal proceedings against the school authorities.




EARLIER STORIES



Cops ready for PM’s visit
Chandigarh, February 4
The UT police today conducted a mock drill to finetune the security arrangements on the eve of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s visit. The mock drill on the proposed route - from airport to the Punjab Raj Bhavan - was conducted with a cavalcade of 12 vehicles. A team of the SPG from New Delhi also coordinated with the local police to review the security arrangements. The IGP also held a meeting with the top brass.
It was a day of security rehearsal in Chandigarh on Monday on the eve of the Prime Minister’s visit to the city.
It was a day of security rehearsal in Chandigarh on Monday on the eve of the Prime Minister’s visit to the city. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

COMMUNITY


With mercury rising, a pigeon quenches its thirst at the Chandigarh Railway Station on Sunday.
With mercury rising, a pigeon quenches its thirst at the Chandigarh Railway Station on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Devotees participate in the Jagannath Yatra in Panchkula on Sunday.
Devotees participate in the Jagannath Yatra in Panchkula on Sunday. — Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh

MC constitutes 8 committees
Chandigarh, February 4
The Municipal Corporation today constituted eight committees in pursuance of a decision taken by the House of the Municipal Corporation at its 61st meeting held on January 29. The term of the committees will end on December 31 this year. The members of the committees are as follows:

Dalit forum to Kiran’s rescue
Chandigarh, February 4
Coming to the rescue of Kiran, a resident of Kajheri, the Dalit Rights Protection Forum, Mohali, yesterday demanded the arrest of the doctor running Amar Nursing Home in the village. A three-month pregnant Kiran was hospitalised in the PGI after she was attended upon by G K Kaushal, a doctor of the nursing home.

Water shortage dogs Zirakpur colony
Chandigarh, February 4
Water shortage is usually associated with summers. However, in Zirakpur, fast growing township of multi-storeyed flats and shopping malls, water shortage is common in winters also.

Marathoner completes run
Chandigarh, February 4
Setting a record, ultra-marathoner Arun Bhardwaj finished his New Delhi-Chandigarh-Shimla run in just 74 hours 37 minutes today.

A passenger finds out the status of a train while using the touch screen facility at the Chandigarh railway station on Sunday. Passengers get world-class feel
Chandigarh, February 4
The Ambala division of the Northern Railway will showcase its works providing world-class facilities at the Chandigarh railway station tomorrow.


A passenger finds out the status of a train while using the touch screen facility at the Chandigarh railway station on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Hunger strike threatened
Chandigarh, February 4
The Ad Hoc Front to save the PGI Employees Union, Chandigarh, yesterday warned the PGI authorities that they would resort to indefinite hunger strike from February 6 onwards. The front has decided to protest in support of their pending demands.

 
CRIME

Man duped of Rs 3 lakh
Chandigarh, February 4
The local police arrested a Sector 49-based property dealer on the allegations of duping his neighbour of Rs 3 lakh on the pretext of selling him a flat.

Bid to loot ATM foiled
Panchkula, February 4
Two car-borne unidentified miscreants attempted to loot an ATM Machine of the State Bank of Patiala in Sector 7, here on Saturday night.

 
EDUCATION

Create victim compensation boards: Justice Garewal
Chandigarh, February 4
Mr Justice K.S. Garewal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today called for the creation of victim compensation boards at the state level to ensure the giving out of fair and adequate compensation to victims of human rights violations.

Create culture of human rights: Ex-CJ
Chandigarh, February 4
Former Chief Justice of India and Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University Justice A.M. Ahmadi yesterday called for the creation of a culture of human rights through education. Justice Ahmadi was delivering the inaugural address of a two-day conference on human rights education: the right approach, organised by the Department of Laws, Panjab University here yesterday.

Syllabus out of tune: students
Chandigarh, February 4
Ten days have passed. There is no reply to a memorandum of Government College of Arts students from the UT Home Secretary or the college head of department.

 
CULTURE

‘Once Upon A Tiger’ drives home its point
Chandigarh, February 4
A scene from the play ‘Once Upon A Tiger’ staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. We might be miles away from the Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary, the Gir National Park or any other forest for that matter but the roar of the fast depleting number of our national animal, tiger, could well be heard here when ‘Working Title’, a theatre group from Bombay staged their play titled, ‘Once Upon A Tiger’ today in Tagore Theatre.

A scene from the play ‘Once Upon A Tiger’ staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

‘Erik Truffaz’ group regales music lovers
Eric Teufazz and other musicians perform in the jazz concert organised by Alliance Franchise at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, February 4
After a grand Celtic rock performance by Merzhin band yesterday, another French ensemble , the ‘Erik Truffaz’ group regaled the music lovers in a jazz concert held at Tagore Theatre here yesterday. The unique instrumental music bonanza was organised by the Alliance Francaise and the French Embassy. They also featured the local maestros in captivating 'jugalbandis'.

Eric Teufazz and other musicians perform in the jazz concert organised by Alliance Franchise at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Jaspal Bhatti on BBC Radio
Chandigarh, February 4
Chandigarh 'spoker-faced comedian Jaspal Bhatti has moved to radio. Bhatti was part of a prestigious team for the adaptation of Satyajit Ray’s play in English on the BBC radio.

HEALTH

Animal Welfare Board’s plan to tackle rabies problem
Chandigarh, February 4
Every year, over 20,000 persons die of rabies, while the country records a whopping 17.4 million cases of dog bite in the same period. The figures are enough to scare anybody.

Cancer-afflicted children present a group dance on the occasion of “Cancer Survivors day” at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Cancer patients given help
Chandigarh, February 4
The Sahayta Cancer Sahyog, an organisation known for providing holistic help to cancer patients observed ‘Cancer Survivors’ Day’ and ‘International Childhood Cancer Day” at St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here yesterday. The function was marked by the presence of Ms Jean Rodrigues.

Bravehearts in action: Cancer-afflicted children present a group dance on the occasion of “Cancer Survivors day” at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Blood donated, 85 pledge their eyes
Blind students present a song at the 45the annual Sood Mela held at Sood Bhawan, on Sunday. Chandigarh, February 4
The social organisations should come forward to play an active role to create awareness about blood donations, said Ms Kanta Saroop Krishen, Honorary Secretary of the Blood Bank Society, while speaking at the 45th annual function organised by the Sood Sabha.

Blind students present a song at the 45the annual Sood Mela held at Sood Bhawan, on Sunday. — A Tribune photographs

 
SPORTS

Amar Ujala in semifinals
Chandigarh, February 4
Riding high on the unbeaten knock of 62 off 32 by vice-captain Satish Kumar, Amar Ujala registered victory over Dainik Jagran in the Airtel-CPC Inter-Media Cricket Tournament, being played at St. John’s Secondary School, Sector 26, here today.

Boxing title for SD College
Chandigarh, February 4
SD College, Sector 32, won the overall championship garnering 26 points in the 30th Senior Men’s Boxing Championship while the second place went to SGGS College, Sector 26, who earned 12 points. The boxing squad of Guru Nanak Khalsa School-30 bagged the 29 th Chandigarh Junior Boys Boxing Championship with 15 points while Sharda Sarvhitkari pugilists got 12 points to secure the second position.

Gagandeep to lead PU
Chandigarh, February 4
Gagandeep Kaur of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, will lead the Panjab University team in the All- India Inter-University Ball Badminton Tournament for women to be held at Kuppam from February 5 to 9.

Kho-kho title for Dev Samaj girls
The gold-medal winning team of the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, Chandigarh. Chandigarh, February 4
Dev Samaj College of Education for Women, Sector 36, Chandigarh, won the Panjab University Inter-College Kho-Kho B-division (Women) Championship for the session 2006-07. The meet was held on PU campus here yesterday. MBBGRGC Girls College, Mansowal, secured the runners-up position. In the final, Dev Samaj girls beat MBBGR GC 3-2.

The gold-medal winning team of the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, Chandigarh.

Shreyasi excels
Chandigarh, February 4
Shreyasi Pathak of Class IV was adjudged the best performer during the annual sports meet held at KV No 2, 3BRD here yesterday.

Top

HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |