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Cops checkmate cupid’s caravan
Chandigarh, February 14
Youngsters did not hop on the bandwagon of affection for zipping down the fast track of emotions in their cars decked up with balloons and roses on St Valentine’s Day. Blame the weather, the cops or parental restrictions for it, there was no outburst of sentiments on the geri route at least in the morning hours.


A festive occasion for young girls on Valentine’s Day at Sector 11 in Chandigarh Soaring HEARTS: A festive occasion for young girls on Valentine’s Day at Sector 11 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Bed and breakfast scheme for tourists
Chandigarh, February 14
The Chandigarh Administration would launch bed and breakfast scheme for accommodating tourists in the city. This was decided at a meeting conducted by the Tourism Secretary, Mr Krishna Mohan.

PU grants golden chance on diamond jubilee
Chandigarh, February 14
It’s raining “golden chances” on the occasion of the diamond jubilee celebrations of Panjab University here. The university has decided to allow candidates having compartment from 1989 onwards a special chance to pass their degree and all candidates from 1980 onwards to improve their marks in various graduate and postgraduate examinations.

Ex-student held for defrauding college
Chandigarh, February 14
A former student of Shri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, was arrested on the allegations of defrauding the college of over Rs 40 lakh by withdrawing the money forging signatures of college Principal.



EARLIER STORIES

Amarjit Singh Sodhi Higher education pressing need of nation, says expert
Chandigarh, February 14
“Higher education is the most pressing need of a nation whose 25 per cent of the population is below 15 years of age,” said Mr Amarjit Singh Sodhi, Chairman of the Sikh Human Development Foundation, USA today.


                                                                                      Amarjit Singh Sodhi
COMMUNITY

MC approves budget estimates of Rs 215.70 cr
Chandigarh, February 14
The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, at its meeting held here today approved the budget estimates for 2007-08 of Rs. 215.70 crore under plan head and Rs. 204.69 crore under the non-plan head.

Student staged kidnapping to avoid exam
Chandigarh, February 14
It was a mobile phone that got Sector 26 St John’s School student Kunaldeep Singh in trouble. Instead of proving to be an asset, the record of calls made from it has now established that the student staged the kidnapping to avoid social studies paper.

Girls enjoy the rainy weather in the morning hours
Girls enjoy the rainy weather in the morning hours on Wednesday. — A Tribune Photo by Vinay Malik

Record voting at Kharar
Mohali, February 14
Voters in the Kharar Assembly constituency threw surprises on the polling day yesterday by recording a turnout of 69.54 per cent which is said to be the highest as compared to previous years.

EVMs under 3-tier security
Mohali, February 14
The vote-counting centre for the Kharar Assembly constituency set up in Shivalik Public School here has been provided a three-tier security.

I-cards must in cyber cafes
Chandigarh, February 14
The District Magistrate, Chandigarh Administration, has prohibited the use of Internet in cyber cafes by unknown person whose identification will not be established by owner of the café.

Villagers seek extension of lal dora limits
Panchkula, February 14
Villagers of 30 panchayats led by president of the Ilaka Bachao Sangharsh Samiti Swaran Singh and secretary of the samiti Bhag Singh, members of the panchyats submitted a seven-point memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.

Shiv Sainiks break hearts on V-Day
Panchkula, February 14
If rain played spoilsport on Valentine's Day, forcing lovers to take shelter indoors, Shiv Sainiks "cracked the whip" for the adventurous few, who dared to step into the gardens to enjoy romance under the overcast sky today.

The annual sustainability awards given to the students and teachers of NIT, Hamirpur, by gynaecologist Dr Narendra Malhotra and architect Jit Kumar Gupta Book on hospital designing released
Chandigarh, February 14
“Step by Step - Hospital Designing,” a book jointly authored by two city architects, Mr Sangeet Sharma and Ms Purima Sharma, was released at the annual meeting of A3 Foundation, a body promoting research in sustainable art and architecture, here yesterday.
The annual sustainability awards given to the students and teachers of NIT, Hamirpur, by gynaecologist Dr Narendra Malhotra and architect Jit Kumar Gupta.

Jean Rodrigues visits Rajasthan crafts fair
Chandigarh, February 14
Ms Jean Rodrigues, wife of UT Administrator Gen S.F Rodrigues (retd), was a surprise visitor at the ongoing Rajasthan crafts fair at Rajasthan Bhavan in Sector 33 today. Ms Rodrigues, who hails from Mt. Abu, praised the handicraft items on display at the exhibition. She purchased Jaipuri quilts and a Rajasthani lehenga from the stalls.

Man dies of excessive drinking
Mohali, February 14
A resident of Raipur Khurd village died after allegedly consuming excess liquor.

Man found dead in Sec 41
Chandigarh, February 14 A 50-year-old unidentified man was found dead near a taxi stand in Sector 41 this morning. Ruling out possibility of any foul play behind the death the police said the man probably died of cold.

 
BUSINESS

Indo-Rama superstore
Chandigarh, February 14
Indo-Rama Retail Holdings today announced the launch of its first Office1Superstore in Sector 34 today. This will be the first franchisee Office1 Superstore to be launched in the country as the other stores are company-owned.


 
EDUCATION

Campus placement at CEC by US firm
Officials of the Computer Sciences Corporation, a multinational IT and business services company, address students during a joint campus recruitment drive at CEC, Landran Mohali, February 14
The Computer Sciences Corporation, a multinational information technology (IT) and business services company headquartered in California, held a selection camp in Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, on a joint campus placement drive.
Officials of the Computer Sciences Corporation, a multinational IT and business services company, address students during a joint campus recruitment drive at CEC, Landran, on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

From Colleges
Annual exhibition at GCG opens
Chandigarh, February 14
The annual exhibition of the Fine Arts Department of Govt. College for Girls, Sector 11, here, was inaugurated by the Principal, Dr. Upender Kaur, here.

PU Notes
Training programme by Department of Statistics
Chandigarh, February 14
The Department of Statistics, Panjab University has organised a “Specialised Training Programme on Statistical Analysis Software (SAS)” in collaboration with National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali for a period of two week from 29th January to 13th February 2007.

AKSIPS student to get fellowship
Chandigarh, February 14
Ish Dhand, a Class XI non-medical student of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School-41 B, has been selected for the prestigious KVPY Fellowship-2006, under the scheme Kishore Vigyanik Protsahan Yojna.

Poster-making competition
Chandigarh, February 14
Vibha, Sangeeta and Deepmala emerged winners in the poster-making and slogan-writing competitions held at the science and mathematics departments of the State Institute of Education, Sector 32, here today.


COURTS

CJM orders removal of barricades
Valentine Day gift for traders
Panchkula, February 14
It was a triumph of sorts for the business fraternity of Sector 7, here today, with the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Anshu Shukla, ordering removal of all barricades immediately all over the city. The businessmen led by market president BB Kochhar had filed a writ petition in her court on February 12 seeking removal of the barricades.


 
CULTURE

Music band leaves lasting impression
US-based Latin hip hop band Ozomatli performing at DAV College auditorium in Chandigarh Chandigarh, February 14
Seldom does this city let its hair down. But with the Ozomatli — a celebrated Latin hip hop music band - in concert, it couldn’t but sway to the rhythms of love. As the two-time Grammy award winning troupe from the US took control of the space of performance this evening, a dull and drab DAV auditorium stood transformed into something like a dream concert setting.


US-based Latin hip hop band Ozomatli performing at DAV College auditorium in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Rock show rocks Valentine’s Day
Chandigarh, February 14
On the day of love, its festivities spin around love and its expression that traditionally mark Valentine’s Day. But gone are those days when one would associate only cards, gifts, flowers and romantic music with it. Instead saying it differently is the latest mantra. Perhaps keeping the buzzword ‘change in mind’, ‘Valentine Massacre’, a rock show was held today at ‘Drop In’ in Sector 34.


HEALTH

Dr R.K. Sharma, head of the department of plastic surgery, PGI, (centre), along with Dr Surinder Makkar and Dr Atul Parashar, addresses mediapersons in Chandigarh Folic acid cuts risk of deformities in newborns: Expert
Chandigarh, February 14
Besides genes, nutrition and environment play a major role in developing cleft lip and cleft palate disorder among newborns. The chances of having a child with deformities increase if patients suffer from the disorder, claims Dr R.K. Sharma, head of the department of plastic surgery, PGI.


Dr R.K. Sharma, head of the department of plastic surgery, PGI, (centre), along with Dr Surinder Makkar and Dr Atul Parashar, addresses mediapersons in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph.

Infection Society conference from today
Chandigarh, February 14
Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) have been emerging as a major challenge in the country. These have been adding to the mortality rate among patients post surgery. The HAIs are more difficult to treat that community related infections, claimed Dr Jagdish Chander, head of the Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32.

Blood donation
Chandigarh, February 14
The Industrial Training Institute, Sector 28, organised a blood donation camp on Wednesday.


 
SPORTS

Chennai team lifts winners’ trophy
Chandigarh, February 14
In a hard fought final, played at Athletics Stadium, Sector 7 here, the Central Revenue Sports Board, Chennai team defeated CCE Delhi by 25-17 and 25-19 to lift the winners’ trophy in the Central Revenue Sports Board Inter-State Invitational Volley-Ball Tournament today.

3 city lads in jr ball b’ton team
Chandigarh, February 14
Three city lads, Nishi Rajan (GGSCW-26), Indu (GSSSS-15), Abhineet Sharma (DAVC-10) and Himanshu Sharma (Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran), has been selected in Indian Junior Ball Badminton team.


ADMINISTRATION

Orders on implementation of career scheme
Chandigarh, February 14
The Department of Personnel, Chandigarh Administration, in a communication to the heads of department of institutions, boards and corporations, has sought implementation of the assured career progression (ACP) scheme.


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