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Ryan students to take exam as govt school candidates
Chandigarh, February 19
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to allow 80 students of class X of Ryan International School, Sector 49, to take the forthcoming examination as students of a government school of Chandigarh.

Identical faces, identical goal
Chandigarh, February 19
After walking down the ramp of popularity during the Mr Chandigarh contest held last year, city-based twins, having identical faces and aim, are all set to compete with 300-odd contestants at the national level for the Gladrags Manhunt 2007 competition.

Traffic Blues
Traffic chaos outside new PGI OPD
Chandigarh, February 19
Unregulated vehicular traffic outside the main entrance of the new OPD block of the PGI has not only been putting scores of patients to a great hardship but also resulting in traffic jams for long hours here for the last many years. The PGI management authorities have hardly noticed the problem.


Unregulated vehicular traffic outside the new OPD block of the PGI, Chandigarh Unregulated vehicular traffic outside the new OPD block of the PGI, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph. 




EARLIER STORIES

Blast: Delayed trains, harried relatives
Chandigarh, February 19
All trains arriving in the city were delayed due to the bomb blast on Samjhauta Express around midnight yesterday. The arrival of the morning Shatabdi was delayed by over an hour while the Himalayan Queen arrived more than five hours late. The Kalka-Howarah Mail was delayed by over nine hours.


KEEPING VIGIL

Foreigners being frisked by police personnel at the Sector-17 inter-state bus terminus security at the Chandigarh railway station
Foreigners being frisked by police personnel at the Sector-17 inter-state bus terminus (ISBT); and (right) security at the Chandigarh railway station following the blast in the Samjhauta Express near Panipat on Sunday. — Tribune photographs

Torture: SHO sent to Police Lines
Chandigarh, February 19
The Mohali police today sent the Phase VIII Station House Officer (SHO), to the police lines in a case of alleged torture of a Balongi based boy by certain police personnels.


COMMUNITY

Formation of arts panel snowballs into political battle
Chandigarh, February 19
The proposed Urban Arts Commission has snowballed into a major political battle between the Union Minister of State for Finance, Mr Pawan Bansal and his arch rivals and former MPs, Mr Harmohan Dhawan (CVM) and Mr Satya Pal Jain (BJP).

Gross violations at city’s only mall
Chandigarh, February 19
The Deputy Town Planner of the Municipal Corporation (MC) today submitted a report to the Additional Commissioner, MC, on the violations found in the multiplex Fun Republic in Mani Majra.

Soldier goes missing mysteriously
Chandigarh, February 19
A Maharashtra-based soldier heading for Kargil has gone missing under mysterious circumstances from Chandigarh. He was to board a flight from a transit camp in N-Area here in November last year.


                                                                           
Anil Thorat
Anil Thorat

Drama at INSCOL over release of body
Chandigarh, February 19
High drama was witnessed at a Sector 34-based private hospital over the release of the body of a Yamunanagar-based resident, who allegedly died because of doctors’ negligence, this afternoon.

Call for nationwide bank strike on Feb 23
Chandigarh, February 19
The United Forum of Bank Unions has given a call for a nationwide bank strike on February 23 for supporting “continuous strike” to be undertaken by the Central Bank of India employees from the preceding day.

An unidentified baby who was injured in an accident at the Mansa Devi light point in Sector 5 on Sunday Baby gets new family
Panchkula, February 19
The one-year-old unidentified girl, who was hit yesterday by a speeding vehicle at the Mansa Devi light point, has found a new family.


An unidentified baby who was injured in an accident at the Mansa Devi light point in Sector 5 on Sunday. The baby was admitted to General Hospital, Sector 6, by passers-by. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Traffic cops book Dullo’s son
Chandigarh, February 19
Bunny Dullo, Son of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) President, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, was today booked by the Chandigarh Traffic Police for violating traffic rules.

Need to build bridges of communications between industry, institutes
Panchkula, February 19
In a fast-changing world where technologies become obsolete overnight, the two-day National Workshop on Industry Institute Interaction (NWIII-2007), today, focussed on the need to build bridges of communication between the industry and technical institutes churning out skilled work force.
The Haryana Education Minister, Mr Phool Chand Mullana (extreme right), greets GJU, Vice-Chancellor, Dr RP Bajpai (extreme left), while KU VIce-Chancellor, Dr RP Hooda (second from left), looks on at a workshop on Industry-Institute interaction in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
The Haryana Education Minister, Mr Phool Chand Mullana (extreme right), greets GJU, Vice-Chancellor, Dr RP Bajpai (extreme left), while KU VIce-Chancellor, Dr RP Hooda (second from left), looks on at a workshop on Industry-Institute interaction in Chandigarh

Workhorses of yore to fly past during IAF fleet review
Chandigarh, February 19
For IAF veterans it would be a nostalgic moment when the Air Force’s workhorses of yore, Canberra bombers and Avro transport aircraft stage a fly past during the Presidential Fleet Review (PFR), scheduled to be held here on March 7.



A file picture of Canberra bombers in formation
A file picture of Canberra bombers in formation

Seminar on emerging world order
Chandigarh, February 19
The Army is hosting an international seminar on “Emerging World Order: Implications for the Security Calculus of the Extended South Asian Region” on February 22 and 23 at New Delhi.

A water-logged road
Panchkula, February 19
Residents of Sector 19 here today protested against the municipal council for the poorly maintained road which goes towards Bartana. With water-logging a constant problem in the area, the road is flooded with water, making it impossible for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists to pass.


A water-logged road in Sector 19, Panchkula, has become the bane of residents of the area. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh
A water-logged road in Sector 19, Panchkula, has become the bane of residents of the area

Biotechnology to effect job glut
Chandigarh, February 19
Biotechnology has taken over information technology. The biotechnology sector is likely to emerge as a major job provider for skilled workers (over 1 million) in the next five years, thus contributing revenue of above $5 billion to the Indian economy.

Exhibition on Chandigarh in Switzerland
Chandigarh, February 19
“Twilight of the Plan: Chandigarh and Brasilia”, an exhibition on Chandigarh and its architecture is being organised in Switzerland by Universita Della Svizzera Italiana, Mendrisio. Prof Rajnish Wattas, Principal of the Chandigarh College of Architecture, attended the exhibition as a representative of the Chandigarh Administration.

Employees of the UT Wildlife Department catch hold of a sambar that strayed into the Sector 9 market in Chandigarh
Employees of the UT Wildlife Department catch hold of a sambar that strayed into the Sector 9 market in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Panacea for women alcoholics
Chandigarh, February 19
There is light at the end of the tunnel for women alcoholics. The women alcoholics need not necessarily go through the hell and suffer silently from the deadly disease as help is available through the Alcoholic Anonymous(AA), a worldwide fellowship of men and women, which helps the alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

They care and they share
Chandigarh, February 19
Competitions in story telling and drawing were organised by ‘Saplings - Care, We Share’, an NGO working for creating environment awareness, in the slum area of Sector 25, here, today in collaboration with the YTTS.

Senior citizens association celebrates annual day
Chandigarh, February 19
The Senior Citizens Welfare Association of Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra, held its fourth annual function at Kalagram.

FROM HAND TO MOUTH

It is literally a hand-to-mouth existence for this woman and her child, who barely makes both ends meet by selling handmade toys for which there are only a few buyers left, in Chandigarh
It is literally a hand-to-mouth existence for this woman and her child, who barely makes both ends meet by selling handmade toys for which there are only a few buyers left, in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Lawyers form High Court Blood Contributors Club
Chandigarh, February 19
Judges, lawyers and staff of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today got together to form the High Court Blood Contributors Club.

100 donate blood at KBF camp
Chandigarh, February 19
Over 100 persons today donated blood at the sixth annual blood donation camp organised by the Kamlesh Bansal Foundation (KBF) in association with the PGI, Chandigarh, at the GK International hotel here.

Rs 1.5 cr sanctioned for 20 ambulances
Chandigarh, February 19
The Chandigarh Administration has sanctioned over Rs 1.5 crore to the Municipal Corporation for buying about 20 ambulances equipped with infrastructure to ferry-senior citizens, chronic patients and road accident victims to hospital.

My FM — Dil Se launched
Chandigarh, February 19
After Big FM-92.7, another FM radio channel, My FM-Dil Se, was launched in the city here today. The Snergy Entertainment initiative was formally launched at the Bhaskar complex by Mr Romesh Chander.

Of dead phones
Chandigarh, February 19
All telephone lines in Sector 46 have been dead for over two days now. Though the residents claimed that complaints in this regard were forwarded to the authorities concerned, the problem had so far not been rectified.


 
CRIME

1-day-old baby's body found
Panchkula, February 19
A day-old-baby boy was found dead by the roadside in Sector 8, here today. The baby had turned blue and was wrapped in a white cloth when he was found by a rag picker while she was sifting through the rubbish. She, in turn, informed a salesman of a nearby shop who called in the police.

Mason electrocuted, one booked
Chandigarh, February 19
A 26-year-old mason was electrocuted this afternoon after coming in contact with a high-tension cable overhead in Daria village. The incident took place in a house where construction work was going on.

Two vehicles stolen from city
Chandigarh, February 19
Two vehicles were stolen from the city while a theft was attempted in a house in Sector 27 here.


 
CULTURE

Mohali actor honoured
Chandigarh, February 19
The theatre actress, Ms Rozy from Mohali, has been bestowed with the Bismillah Khan Yuva Pususkar instituted by the National Sangeet Natak Akademy (NSNA), New Delhi. The award carries a citation and cash prize of Rs 25,000.


 
SPORTS

SAARC car rally to arrive in city in March
Chandigarh, February 19
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Car Rally 2007, will arrive in Chandigarh from Dehradoon-Ponta Sahib on March 27.

Harinder Sandhu Harinder Sandhu wins Pilsner Trophy
Chandigarh, February 19
Harinder Sandhu of the Chandigarh Golf Club clinched the London Pilsner Trophy in the All-India Ladies Amateur Golf Championship played in Delhi Golf Course last week.


                                                                          Harinder Sandhu

AG Punjab drub AG Uttarakhand by seven goals
Chandigarh, February 19
AG Punjab defeated AG Uttarakhand, 7-0, in the inaugural match of the North Zone IA and AD Football Tournament here today. The tournament is being organised by the AG Haryana at the Sector 17 football stadium.

Sports award function
Chandigarh, February 19
Rajpal Singh (hockey), Kamini Gautam (handball) and Gurpreet Kaur (rowing) will be honoured by Trimurti Sports, Cultural and Welfare Association, at a function to be held on February 21 at the Tagore Theatre here.

GNK College beat DAV by 56 runs
Chandigarh, February 19
Riding high on a six-wicket haul by Parved (6 for 41), GN Khalsa College, Abohar, beat DAV College, Abohar, by 56 runs in the Panjab University Inter-College Cricket (men) A-Division Tournament at the DAV College grounds, Sector 10, here today.


ADMINISTRATION

Film shooting made easy
Chandigarh, February 19
To promote tourism and provide more facility to film and TV serials producers, the UT Administration has constituted a Single Window Committee. The committee will be chaired by the Director of Chandigarh Tourism for granting permissions for film shooting.


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