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Man robbed of Rs 7.90 lakh

Chandigarh, February 12
In a broad daylight robbery, two unidentified car-borne miscreants robbed an employee of a construction company of Rs 7.90 lakh on gunpoint outside the ICICI Bank branch in NAC, Manimajra, this afternoon.


Vidyarthi Banerjee, who was robbed of Rs 7.90 lakh by two unidentified men, narrates the incident to the police at NAC, Manimajra, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Vidyarthi Banerjee, who was robbed of Rs 7.90 lakh by two unidentified men, narrates the incident to the police at NAC, Manimajra, on Monday.

Code violation by Kanwaljit; EC gets report
Mohali, February 12
A complaint has been lodged against Capt Kanwaljit Singh, SAD general secretary, that he had met lawyers in the judicial court complex in Kharar today to allegedly win over support for his son, Mr Jasjit Singh, in violation of the norms.



EARLIER STORIES

17 sensitive booths to be videographed in Kharar
220 polling parties dispatched
Mohali, February 12
As many as 2, 44, 587 voters will exercise their franchise in the Kharar constituency in connection with the Punjab Assembly elections being held tomorrow. The voting will start at 8 am.

Polling staff carry a box in the rain at a counting centre set up at Shivalik school, Mohali, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu 
Polling staff carry a box in the rain at a counting centre set up at Shivalik school, Mohali, on Monday.

Rain keeps UT officials on toes
Chandigarh, February 12
Bad weather kept UT Administration officials on their toes all day long. Even as rain thinned down by the afternoon, officials were busy chalking out plans to prevent disruption of services in future and control the damages caused by winds and rain during the past 48 hours.

An underprivileged child tries to sell toys to a motorist to make both ends meet in an inclement weather at Mohali on Monday.
An underprivileged child tries to sell toys to a motorist to make both ends meet in an inclement weather at Mohali on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Central govt offices closed today
Chandigarh, February 12
Central Government offices located in Mohali will remain closed tomorrow in view of the Assembly elections in Punjab.

Assault: Son of Mohali trader nabbed
Chandigarh, February 12
The police today arrested another accused, son of a Mohali-based businessman, in connection with assault on a kin of a Councillor in Sector 8, here, on Sunday.

Liqour seized on poll eve
Mohali, February 12
Liquor was seized in two separate cases on the eve of the Assembly elections here tonight. According to reports, police officials seized five cases of liquor which were in possession of a man in violation of the law.

COMMUNITY

Fauji Beat
Follow correct battle drills to reduce casualties
In the ongoing counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and in the North-East, our Army has suffered heavy casualties, especially of officers, in the past few years. Recently, we lost a Colonel and a Lieut-Col. When a battalion commander gets killed, it does not only become difficult to replace him but the morale of the troops in the unit also goes down. Why should a Commanding Officer (CO) be leading a patrol? Band display by pipe bands at the Western Command Inter-Corps Band Competition at Chandimandir.
Band display by pipe bands at the Western Command Inter-Corps Band Competition at Chandimandir.

Youngsters in city buy Valentine gifts at Sector-11, Chandigarh. Youngsters all set to bloom on Valentine’s
Chandigarh , February 12
Whiffing the fragrance of affection, blossoming youngsters across the city are all set to bloom in flowery dresses with nice floral prints. It’s resolved! The guys can cut footloose on February 14 in torn-at-knees boot cut jeans! Or, even in three-piece suits! Anything! For damsels of the world, nothing less than dresses planned with roses cascading down the sheer fabric will suffice.




Youngsters in city buy Valentine gifts at Sector-11, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Saketri morcha flays demolitions
Urges gram panchayats to come together and protest
Panchkula, February 12
Joining issue of "unauthorised demolitions" with the villagers of Pinjore and Kalka, the Saketri Bachao Morcha has said that these demolitions are unjustified. Condemning the recent demolitions in the periphery, the morcha has urged gram panchayats of various villages to come together and protest from a common platform.

Two die as chill returns
Chandigarh, February 12
Two persons have died due to a fresh spell of cold, which has gripped the northern region today.

Programme on quality management
Chandigarh, February 12
The five day national level training programme by National Productivity Council began here today. Delegates from different government departments, Boards and Corporations will be trained about requirements of quality management system and ISO- 9001: 2000 certification process.

Punjabi Sabha flays INLD
Panchkula, February 12
The Panchkula Punjabi Sabha today held the Indian National Lok Dal responsible for the plight of the city.

Traffic disrupted
Lalru, February 11
The traffic on the strategic Lalru-Banur road was partially disrupted this evening due to a caving in of a portion of the road.

Welfare association
Chandigarh, February 2
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 43-B, Chandigarh: president — Mr Hitesh Kumar Puri; vice-president — Mr Paramjit Singh Tuli; secretary — Mr K.K. Sharma; finance secretary — Mr K.K. Sehdev; and joint secretary — Ms Mamta Kohli. — TNS

Rain disrupts power supply
Chandigarh, February 11
The incessant rain disrupted power supply to different parts of the city. Residents of Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra, had to remain without power for more than 24 hours due to some snag in the supply lines to the complex.

 
CRIME

2 trucks collide, 1 dead
Panchkula, February 11
One man was killed and other was injured in a head-on collision between two trucks on the road separating Sectors 2 and 4, here today.

70-yr-old woman dies in accident
Chandigarh, February 12
A 70-year-old woman was seriously hurt in a road accident after being hit by a car near Sectors 18 and 19 traffic light point on Sunday. The car drivers took her to the PGI, where she succumbed to her injuries later.

Engineering student held for thefts
Chandigarh, February 12
With the arrest of an engineering student, the local police claimed to have solved three cases of burglaries and thefts. The police recovered stolen articles worth about Rs 3 lakh from him.

SSP asked to book show organiser
Chandigarh, February 12
Munish Jindal of Sector 22-C has accused the local police of dragging its feet to proceed against the organiser of a mega show hosted in Sector 17 Parade Ground on February 10 in which his wife was hurt after a portion of the entry gate collapsed on her.

2 held for gambling
Chandigarh, February 11
The police arrested Ram Sagar of Indira colony, Manimajra, on Saturday on the allegation of indulging in gambling at a public place.

 
BUSINESS

Special telecom services on Valentine’s Day
Chandigarh, February 11
Spice Telecom has launched Valentine’s Day special services. Through these exciting value-added special services, Spice subscribers can access content like wallpapers, picture messages, ring tones, love quotes, Valentine special recipes through multiple platforms ranging from GPRS, USSD, SMS and IVR.

‘Love meter’ to know your partners
Chandigarh, February 12
With Valentines Day round the corner, Connect has offered a unique “Love Meter” service to its subscribers, who can log on and find out the feelings of their partners.

Eggs, chicken prices soar
Chandigarh, February 12
The ever increasing prices of feed for poultry animals have led to a sharp increase in the prices of eggs and other poultry products. Big corporates having procured a major chunk of maize produce this year (main feed for poultry) leading to a shortage of maize for poultry and over 50 per cent rise in its prices.

 
EDUCATION

1500 DAV students attend shobha yatra
Panchkula, February 11
A shobha yatra was organised by the Kendriya Arya Sabha, Chandigarh, to mark 183rd birthday of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati here on Saturday.

Seminar on NRI brides
Chandigarh, February 12
The Department of Laws, Panjab University, will hold a seminar on the issue of abandonment of NRI brides tomorrow. To be held at Golden Jubilee Hall, PU, the seminar will focus on the problems faced by 25 million NRIs living worldwide.

Psychology workshop
Chandigarh, February 12
Professor S.K. Kulkarni, Dean, University Instructions, Panjab University, inaugurated “Positive Psychology Workshop” here today. He emphasised the role of sharing, caring and loving in building families, organisations, nation and world order.

 
CULTURE

Fun-filled play mesmerises kids

Chandigarh, February 12
Adding an innovative dimension to the children theatre with meaningful entertainment 'The Ascent of Man-Part I' virtually mesmerised the school students at Tagore Theatre today.


Artistes perform in a play, 'The Ascent of Man-Part I', at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday.  — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Artistes perform in a play, 'The Ascent of Man-Part I', at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday.

Actor cousins, Lushin Dubey and Bubbles Sabharwal, at a press conference in Chandigarh on Monday.Lushin, Bubbles reinterpreting children theatre
Chandigarh, February 12
"A fair measure of art should be introduced in curriculum at all levels of education with an emphasis on developing inborn creative potential of individuals " believe film actors Lushin Dubey and Bubbles Sabharwal. Deeply involved in reinterpreting the role of performing arts, both the cousin sisters have brought a renaissance in children theatre activity. Lushin and Bubbles are gifted with the traits of a prolific writer, actor and director.



Actor cousins, Lushin Dubey and Bubbles Sabharwal, at a press conference in Chandigarh on Monday.

Venue for Grammy's troupe's concert changed
Chandigarh, February 12
Ozomatli, the Grammy award-winning Latin hip hop music group from USA, which was scheduled to hold a concert at Rock Garden, will now perform at DAV College in Sector 10.

HEALTH

Pharma industry rues govt failure to provide relief
Chandigarh, February 12
The small scale pharma industry has rued the failure of the Government of India to provide them relief in the form of increase in abatement.

HAIs may hit medical tourism
Chandigarh, February 12
The hospital-acquired-infections (HAIs) have been emerging as a major challenge globally. India is having a great potential for medical tourism but the rapidly increasing rate of the HAIs would adversely affect it.

Epilepsy symposium brings science, culture closer
Chandigarh, February 12
To foster strong academic and social relationships between neuroscientists of this region was stressed at the first international symposium on “Epilepsy and Indo-Pak Neuroscience Colloquium” organised by the Department of Neurology, PGI, in collaboration with Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, at the PGI, here.

Leakage in PGI continues
Chandigarh, February 12
Operation theatres (OTs) in the PGI functioned normally even though the roofs of changing rooms of doctors and a corridor, next to the OTs, on the fifth floor of the Nehru Block of the PGI and passage in front of the emergency OT continued to leak due to the heavy downpour on the third consecutive day today.

Bhagwant Mann cheers up patients
Mohali, February 12
Well-known comedian Bhagwant Mann regaled the packed auditorium at Fortis Hospital at a special Friends of Fortis programme held for the cardiac patients here today.

Rain hits polio drive
Chandigarh, February 11
The continuous rain accompanied by strong winds played a spoilsport with the polio eradication campaign launched by the UT Health Department. The department was unable to set up any booth for administering the vaccine.

 
SPORTS

Incessant rain takes toll on PHL
Chandigarh, February 11
The incessant downpour marred another’s big tournament Premier Hockey League (PHL) scheduled to kick off today.

We will win hockey title, says Rajpal
Chandigarh, February 12
Last year’s runners up, Chandigarh Dynamos, may have not performed up to its calibre in the first leg of the ongoing third Premier Hockey League but team captain Rajpal Singh is still confident of lifting the title.

Panjab varsity baseball team runner-up
Chandigarh, February 12
The Panjab University (PU) women baseball team secured second position in the five-day All India Inter University Baseball Tournament, which concluded on February 9 at Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar.
The Panjab University’s women baseball team after winning the second position in the Inter-Varsity Baseball Championship, held at GNDU, Amritsar. — A Tribune photograph

The Panjab University’s women baseball team after winning the second position in the Inter-Varsity Baseball Championship, held at GNDU, Amritsar.
ADMINISTRATION

Bihar Act extended
Chandigarh, February 12
The Ministry of Home Affairs has extended the Bihar Protection of Interests of Depositors (In Financial Establishments) Act, 2002, to the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

Action sought
Chandigarh, February 12
The Citizens' Welfare Association, Sector 22-C, here today demanded strict action against certain showrooms in the sector for storing cement and waste paper.

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