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Hind Motors owners’ house to be auctioned
Chandigarh, February 17
In a major decision, the Debts Recovery Tribunal, Chandigarh, has allowed the plea of the Central Bank of India to auction the house owned by the family of the owners of Hind Motors.

Flouting traffic rules conveniently, cops style

We cops too flout rules

Chandigarh, February 17
Even though the cops are "religiously" booking traffic rules violators, the policemen are above law, apparently. A survey on the Gypsies used by the Chandigarh Police provides a testimony to this effect.

 


A Chandigarh Police vehicle with its displaced registration number plate. — A Tribune Photograph

A Chandigarh Police vehicle with its displaced registration number plate

AC buses to ply on city roads this summer
Chandigarh, February 17
There is good news for city residents. This summers travelling by air-conditioned buses will be affordable proposition for those who prefer to travel in air-conditioned mode of public transport.

Woman killed in group clash
Lalru, February 17
A 53-year-old woman was killed and four persons, including her husband, were injured in a group clash here today. According to sources, deceased Gurdev Kaur and her family had a long-standing dispute with Manohar Singh, Kulwant Singh and Bikram Singh, all residents of Lalru.







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COMMUNITY

Mayor misleading on paid parking issue: Congress
Chandigarh, February 17
Congress Councillors of the municipal corporation have condemned Ms Harjinder Kaur, Mayor, for demanding central aid to abolish paid parking and property tax. The Congress councillors have alleged that the Mayor was misleading the citizens of the city.

HC to decide entry points issue
Panchkula, February 17
The opening of the entry point between Sectors 7 and 8 may now turn out to be a small victory for the businessmen who have fought the battle out in the district courts. The Superintendent of Police, Mr Balbir Singh, said that the matter would be referred to the high court since the police was dead against the idea of opening these entry points.

When young meet the old
Valentine bash with senior citizens
Chandigarh, February 17
For over a month now, a group of spirited youngsters from the city has kept itself busy preparing something that will bring joy to the lives of senior citizens.
Members of Jajabars have prepared a special Valentine bash for senior citizens. Called “Mohabbat ke Manzar”, it will be presented at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Members of Jajabars have prepared a special Valentine bash for senior citizens. Called “Mohabbat ke Manzar”, it will be presented at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh

Rose Festival to begin from Feb 23
Chandigarh, February 17
The annual Rose Festival is being organised from February 23 to February 25. The events will be spread across the Zakir Rose Garden and the Leisure Valley. A large number of activities have been planned to make the event impressive and unforgettable.

Wrong parking goes unchecked
Chandigarh, February 17
On-the-move Chandigarh police has allowed the problem to remain parked since long. It has simply failed to proceed against the motorists indulging in wrong parking of vehicles, not just in the Mehfil parking lot but also other areas across the city.

Traffic congestion in a Sector 35 parking lot due to haphazard manner of parking in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Traffic congestion in a Sector 35 parking lot due to haphazard manner of parking in Chandigarh

Instant money order services from March
Chandigarh, February 17
The Department of Posts is all set to deliver a bagful of additional services. From March this year, you will be able to send and receive instant money orders to 800 locations across the country. Besides this, letters will be delivered at your doorstep faster than you expect with the introduction of “beat-wise” system of mail sorting.

Exhibition focuses on uncommon stamps
Chandigarh, February 17
For leaving a long-lasting stamp about environmental concerns, the Department of Posts has adopted bird's-eyeview of Sukhna Lake taken by The Tribune lensman Vinay Malik as cover illustration of an envelop released on the occasion of "Chandipex 2007" - a district-level philatelic exhibition.
Chief Commissioner. Income Tax, North-Western Region, Mr R.S. Mathoda, and Chief Postmaster-General, Punjab and Chandigarh, Ms Manjula Prasher, releasing the envelop with The Tribune lensman Vinay Malik’s photograph as cover illustration in Chandigarh
Chief Commissioner. Income Tax, North-Western Region, Mr R.S. Mathoda, and Chief Postmaster-General, Punjab and Chandigarh, Ms Manjula Prasher, releasing the envelop with The Tribune lensman Vinay Malik’s photograph as cover illustration in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Speaking Out
‘More vends will encourage addiction’
Chandigarh, February 17
An increase in the number of vends would defeat the purpose of discouraging drinking habits among city residents, feel a cross section of the city residents quizzed by the Chandigarh Tribune.

Cancer patient needs help
Chandigarh, February 17
Mrs Ranjit Kaur (30), a resident of Tarn Taran, who is undergoing treatment for uterus cancer at the PGI, has been struggling for life in want of money for the past over three months.

 
CRIME

4-year-old injured in hit and run case
Chandigarh, February 17
In a hit and run case a four-year-old girl was injured in Sector 28 on Friday. According to the police, Ms Sunita of Sector 28 reported to the police alleging that her daughter, Bishu, was seriously hurt after being hit by a speeding car (CH-03-H-6296) near the police beat box in Sector 28.

Love angle in case of theft in principal’s house
Panchkula, February 17
In a dramatic turn of events, an affair and a mobile has emerged the culprit in the theft reported from the house of Doon School Principal Sanjay Anand in Sector 12. Three teenagers, Abhishek, Jasbir Singh and Satinder, all students of Plus two from SD School, Chandigarh, have been arrested for the crime.

 
BUSINESS

Exquisite ‘Stitches of Love’ exhibition
Panchkula, February 17
Aparna, a spiritual service-oriented organisation which has trained more than 1,750 rural women in exquisite hand embroidery under the income-generation programme, is holding a “Stitches of Love” exhibition and sale in Sector 7.

Residential project launched
Chandigarh, February 17
The Chandigarh Colonisers Private Limited yesterday launched Opera Towers, a multi-storeyed residential project on the National Highway 22 on the Chandigarh-Ambala road at Zirakpur.

 
EDUCATION


Its all about colours

Students of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, participate in the drawing competition organised on their school premises
Students of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, participate in the drawing competition organised on their school premises on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Ryan: CBSE making issue difficult
Chandigarh, February 17
Earlier, it was the school management, and now it’s the Central Board of Secondary Education officials who are allegedly taking parents and students of Class X of Ryan International School, Sector 49, for a ride.

CBSE helpline for stressed students
Chandigarh, February 17
Do not worry students, the CBSE helpline is all there to help you out. Whether you are coping with examination fever or want to know how to maintain a clear level of concentration while studying.

Gaurav wins debate competition at OCCULT

Chandigarh, February 17
Gaurav emerged winner, while Haripal (DAV-10) and Akriti (SD College-32) came second and third, respectively, in a debate competition during OCCULT-2007 here today.


Students take part in OCCULT-2007 at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph


Students take part in OCCULT-2007 at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, Chandigarh

From Colleges
Aruna wins essay-writing contest
Chandigarh, February 17
Aruna of BA, Part II, emerged winner in an essay-writing competition on “e-Governance,” organised by the Administrative Science Society, Department of Public Administration, Government College, Sector 46, here today.

JPA toddlers bring smiles on faces of all  LITTLE STARS SHINE

Chandigarh, February 17
The annual function of JPA Toddlers' World Preparatory School, Panchkula, was held at Tagore Theatre here today. Titled ‘’Blossoms’’ the function was marked by a series of musical items displaying talent and skills of the little ones.

Children perform during the annual function of JPA Toddlers' World Preparatory School, Panchkula, held at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Children perform during the annual function of JPA Toddlers' World Preparatory School, Panchkula, held at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh


Fete at Yadavindra School

Chandigarh, February 17
The Annual Fete at Yadavindra Public School, named as ‘YPS Extravaganza 2007’ began today on the School premises, here, today. The fete which was inaugurated by Principal, Dr H S Dhillon, saw the riot of colors with foot tapping music, exciting games and a variety of food.

The Annual Fete at Yadavindra Public School, ‘YPS Extravaganza 2007’ began on Saturday.


The Annual Fete at Yadavindra Public School, ‘YPS Extravaganza 2007’ began on Saturday

Lecture on judicial activism
Chandigarh, February 17
A lecture on “Judicial activism - bane or boon” was delivered by Mr Soli J. Sorabjee, former Attorney-General of India. The lecture was organised in the memory of Ajit Singh Sarhadi by the Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh, at Law Auditorium here today.

 
CULTURE

Mangi Mahal mesmerises all
Chandigarh, February 17
A Punjabi musical evening was organised at the Plaza today. It had been organised by the Centre for Carnival Arts in association with the Chandigarh Tourism alongwith the Tribune group of newspapers as the Media sponsor.



Singer Mangi Mahal performs at the Tribune-sponsored Plaza Carnival in Sector-17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph



Singer Mangi Mahal performs at the Tribune-sponsored Plaza Carnival in Sector-17, Chandigarh

HEALTH

Governor opens conference on cleft lip anomalies
Chandigarh, February 17
The Sixth Annual Conference of Indian Society of Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies, being hosted by the Department of Plastic Surgery, PGI, Chandigarh, was formally inaugurated by the Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues, here today.

German doctor performs hip-joint surgery
Chandigarh, February 17
Almost half of the number of patients suffering from hip-joint fractures in the region are youngsters. India is among those countries having highest cases of hip injuries among youngsters, claimed Dr Jens G. Boldt, orthopaedic surgeon from Germany.

 
SPORTS

Ravi Shastri surprises hockey lovers
Chandigarh, February 17
It was a great moment for hockey lovers, when they found ‘Champion of Champions’ Ravi Shastri among themselves at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, during the Premier Hockey League matches here today. Calling himself a big hockey buff, the former Indian cricketer said, “I always enjoy seeing hockey matches.

Tribune team scores victory
Chandigarh, February 17
An unbeaten knock of 56 runs off 46 balls by Pradeep and fine bating display by captain Rohit Awasthi (52 runs in 54 balls), The Tribune team today scored a convincing 84-run victory over Chandigarh Press Club-XI in the final league match of the ongoing Airtel-Chandigarh Press Club Inter-Media Cricket Tournament.

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