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Lapses in issuing occupation certificates
4 Estate Office men under scanner
Chandigarh, February 16
Serious violations of the building bylaws and misrepresentation of facts while issuing occupation certificates to a number of plots holders in the late nineties have come to light.

‘Interest rate war’ among banks in tricity
Chandigarh, February 16
The deregulation of interest rates offered by the commercial banks on short terms deposits has led to an ‘interest war’ among banks which has adversely affected the deposit mobilization of most banks in the tricity.

Panchkula constituency bifurcated
Rural pockets separated from the urban
Panchkula, February 16
With the delimitation process complete and final, Panchkula district is now officially a "divided" house with two constituencies, Panchkula and Kalka, to its credit.

48 Squadron boasts of its women officers
Chandigarh, February 16
As the President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, listed out a string of achievements by the IAF’s Chandigarh-based 48 Squadron after presenting the President’s Standard at Bhuj, one aspect of the squadron went largely unnoticed.
Women pilots from 48 Squadron on board AN 32 aircraft Women pilots from 48 Squadron on board AN 32 aircraft





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After remaining indoors due to heavy rain people throng Sukhna Lake to enjoy boating in the sunny weather
After remaining indoors due to heavy rain people throng Sukhna Lake to enjoy boating in the sunny weather. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

UT Administration to model city on Delhi lines
Chandigarh, February 16
The Chandigarh Administration wants to study the functioning of the Delhi Urban Arts Commission. A senior official said studying the success and failures of the Delhi Commission would enable the administration to model the commission for the city as per its needs and requirements.

Allow need-based changes: marla house owners
Chandigarh, February 16
Occupants of the marla houses have decried the double speak of the Chandigarh Administration. While it is going all out to attract private investors for new projects, the recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs to give one-time relaxation in the building bylaws in the marla houses had not been fully been implemented by the Chandigarh Administration, said association members.

Sector 7 roads: Society gets MC assurance
Panchkula, February 16
The Panchkula Estate Welfare Society, Sector 7, today, expressed its annoyance over the deteriorating conditions of the roads as compared to the roads of Sector 16 and Sector 17 which are recarpeted over and over again.

Devotees throng Saketri temple on Mahashivratri
Panchkula, February 16
As many as three lakh devotees from all over the region today gathered at the Sri Shiv Mandir, Mahadevpur, in Saketri, to pay obeisance on the occasion of Mahashivratri festival, here today.



Devotees pay obeisance at Shiv Mandir, Saketri, on the occasion of Mahashivratri on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Devotees pay obeisance at Shiv Mandir, Saketri, on the occasion of Mahashivratri


A Shivratri shobha yatra organised by Brahm Kumaris in Sector 33, Chandigarh
A Shivratri shobha yatra organised by Brahm Kumaris in Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph

Disabled engineer wins battle against electricity board
Chandigarh, February 16
A severely-disabled engineer from the Punjab State Electricity Board has just managed to create history. Having suffered discrimination for long, he has successfully used the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities Act (PWD) to get from his employers what was his right.

Speaking Out
Jagir issue has shaken confidence of public, feel residents
Chandigarh, February 16
Less than a month after the alleged incident of an attempt by a police Inspector, Mr Jagir Singh, to molest woman Sub-Inspector Paramjit Kaur Sekhon, hit headlines, the compromise-happy Chandigarh Police managed to convince both the warring cops to arrive at a compromise.

Haryana objects to UT claim on land
Chandigarh, February 16
Despite claims of the Chandigarh Administration having solved its dispute with Haryana over the demarcation of inter-state boundary in Kishangarh village, officials of Haryana today again objected to UT claim over a part of land allotted to Parsvnath Developers for developing a residential colony.

 
CRIME

One held for abduction
Chandigarh, February 16
Abduction: The Chandigarh Police has registered a case under sections 363/366 of the IPC at Manimajra police station against Sunny of Sector 20-A on the complaint of a lady resident of Mauli Jagran. In her complaint, she alleged that Sunny has abducted her daughter from her residence on December 26 from her residence.

Two nabbed stealing streetlight wires
Chandigarh, February 16
The staff of electric division of Municipal Corporation, working on V-3 road intersecting Sectors 29 and 31 under the supervision of JE incharge caught two miscreants red handed while they were stealing the street light electric wires from the existing street light system.

 
BUSINESS

RBI launches electronic funds transfer
Chandigarh, February 16
The Reserve Bank of India has introduced the National Electronics Funds Transfer to facilitate customers to transfer funds from one bank account to another in the country, within no time. Unlike core banking, which allows for electronic transactions within the branches of a bank, this scheme will allow for inter- bank transactions also.

SBI to stress on customer service
Chandigarh, February 16
The State Bank of India Officers' Association (Chandigarh Circle), which has 4,500 members spread over states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh, is holding its Eighth General Council on February 18.

Defence-industry meet on Feb 21
Chandigarh, February 16
The defence production industry in India has traversed a long path from being reserved entirely for the public sector to moving towards greater participation from the private sector.

 
EDUCATION

Seminar on ‘Marginality in Modern India’ ends
Chandigarh, February 16
The structures of discrimination and exclusion, which constitute the multi-layered marginality of the Indian Muslims cannot be addressed by merely allocating more economic resources to the community.

Yoginder Yadav delivers a lecture at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


Yoginder Yadav delivers a lecture at Panjab University in Chandigarh

NIPER celebrates foundation day
Mohali, February 16
The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, SAS Nagar, celebrated its foundation day on Thursday.

The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), SAS Nagar, celebrated its foundation day on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph


The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), SAS Nagar, celebrated its foundation day

Vivek High School branch in Mohali soon
Chandigarh, February 16
With the mission to disseminate value-based education, knowledge and a strive for excellence, Vivek High School, Chandigarh, in collaboration with Riverdale Preparatory School Society of the Shri Gurudev Group, is coming up with a new branch in Sector 70, Mohali, from this academic session with pre-primary and primary sections.

Saupins exhibit impressive craft
Mohali, February 16
Saupins School here wore a festive look on the occasion of their annual art, craft and science exhibition. Multi-coloured sarees and beautiful attractive mobiles and kites were the backdrop of the exhibition organised by the students of Classes I to VII.

 
CULTURE

Nehru Yuva Kendra to take out ‘historic rally’
UT unit to pick up 252 youths
Chandigarh, February 16
Nehru Yuva Kendra, here, is commemorating the 150 years of the first war of India’s independence of 1857. In this context multifarious programmes are being implemented by the NYK- affiliated youth clubs in villages. The sangathan resolve to give opportunities to 252 youths of Chandigarh to participate in a ‘Historic Rally’ to be organised from May 7 to 11 at Lal Quila, New Delhi.

HEALTH


Plastic surgeons share views on cleft care
Chandigarh, February 16
Plastic surgeons shared their experiences besides enriching their knowledge about surgical fraternity with latest professional skill, devices, management protocols and recent advances with respect to cleft lip, palate and craniofacial anomalies at the sixth annual conference on ”Expanding the Horizons of Cleft Care” to be organised by the Indian Society of Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies”, here today.
Foreign delegates address mediapersons during CME of the Indian Society of Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies at the PGI, Chandigarh
Foreign delegates address mediapersons during CME of the Indian Society of Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies at the PGI, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Talk on fungal infections at GMCH
Chandigarh, February 16
Eminent microbiologists discussed on "Nosocomial Fungal Infections" in country at continuing medical education, organised by the department of microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh.

 
SPORTS

Rescheduled athletic meet on Feb 21
Chandigarh, February 16
Two-day Inter school Athletic meet (under 17 and 19 for boys and girls), which was postponed due to inclement weather conditions will now be held on February 21 and 22 at Sports Complex, Sector 46 here.

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