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Admn move to convert park into parking lot
Chandigarh, February 20
The survival of a park dotted with tress in Industrial Area, Phase II, is at stake, thanks to an “endeavour” of the Chandigarh Administration to provide additional parking space under the conversion policy.

If the Chandigarh Administration has its way, this green space will make way for a parking lot in Industrial Area, Phase II, Chandigarh
If the Chandigarh Administration has its way, this green space will make way for a parking lot in Industrial Area, Phase II, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

e-waste poses threat to city environs
Chandigarh, February 20
Life seems easier with electronic goods. But beneath the glitzy surface of benefits, looms a darker reality. As technology gets upgraded further, electronic goods get outdated faster, generating mounds of electronic waste or ‘e-waste’. It is the fastest growing waste stream and poses a huge health hazard. With the city geared up to be the next IT destination, e-waste is a problem we will soon need to deal with.

EARLIER STORIES

Mentally unstable youth creates ruckus in Sec 35
Chandigarh, February 20
A mentally challenged youth created a scene in Sector 35 this afternoon, when he tried to outrage the modesty of a 40-year-old woman and her eight-year-old daughter in full public view. He was completely naked at that time. He stripped both his victims and assaulted them. It was after a lot of efforts that the people managed to rescue the mother-daughter duo from his clutches.

Kapil Dev’s cousin booked on gambling charge
Panchkula, February 20
A resident of Sector 16 and cousin of former cricketer Kapil Dev, was booked along with 11 others under the Gambling Act here today. Interestingly, his name is also Kapil Dev.

BRD Chowk dividing Sector 47, 31 and Ram Darbar, Phase II, is very narrow and leads to mishaps day in and day out. Hundreds of vehicles pass through this road daily. Apart from this, the 90-minute traffic halt is another bottleneck impeding the smooth flow of traffic here.


COMMUNITY

Mystery shrouds burning of jeep
Chandigarh, February 20
Mystery shrouds the burning of a Maruti Gypsy jeep parked outside the house of the owner in Sector 38 west. Unknown miscreants had allegedly poured kerosene over the vehicle and set it afire late on Monday night. The vehicle was partially damaged in the fire.

GCM reassembles to review colonel’s case
Chandigarh, February 20
The general court martial (GCM), which had acquitted a colonel on charges of sexually assaulting a woman officer under his command, today re-assembled to review its earlier findings.

Fauji Beat
Comradeship is rallying factor in war

An argument advanced by some people is that a soldier joins military service knowing full well that he has to face death in battle yet he opts for it to earn his livelihood.

IT raid on Doaba Sweets
Chandigarh, February 20
The Income Tax Department today conducted search operations at several prominent business establishments in the city, including well-known sweet shop Doaba Sweets, and conducted surveys.

DC reviews mela preparations
Panchkula, February 20
The Mata Mansa Devi Pooja Sthal Board today met under the chairmanship of Chief Administrator and Deputy Commissioner Neerja Shekhar to review the preparations for the forthcoming Navtratra mela. The mela will be held from March 19 to 27.

BSNL phones beset with probems
Chandigarh, February 20
Even though the BSNL has rung in new schemes to attract additional subscribers and prevent the existing ones from surrendering the connections, the residents putting up in and around the city continue to dial up inconvenience. For, the phones have either being lying dead for almost a week, or else the calls are not getting through.

Kid drowns in ditch
Chandigarh, February 20
A two-and-half-year-old boy was drowned in a ditch filled with rainwater at Mani Majra this afternoon. The victim, Shubham, went missing this morning and his body was found in the ditch in the afternoon.

Sewing machines distributed
Mohali, February 20
Members of the All-India Anti Terrorist Front (AIATF) donated 16 sewing machines to widows and wards of ex-servicemen yesterday at a CSD outlet in Mohali in association with the Sirdi Sai Samaj and Ex-Servicemen Grievances Cell.

MC sub-committees members elected
Chandigarh, February 20
The chairman and deputy chairman of the various sub committees of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, have been elected. Surinder Kumar Jagota is the chairman and Gurnam Singh will be the deputy chairman for the Roads Committee.

 
CRIME

Jewellery worth lakhs stolen from hotel room
Panchkula, February 20
Gold jewellery worth lakhs was reported missing from a room in hotel KC Crossroads in Sector 10 here today. A relative of the victim family, Mr Surinder Talwar, said the family had come to the city in connection with the marriage of one of its member from Indore.

Man commits suicide
Chandigarh, February 20
Reportedly tormented by strained domestic life, a 38-year-old carpenter allegedly hanged himself at his residence in Sector 11 here. The alleged suicide came to light this morning when his brother saw him hanging by a rope from a railing of the parapet on the first floor.

Water meter, tap thief held
Chandigarh, February 20
The police today arrested a Sector 45 resident on the allegations of stealing water meters and taps from a series of houses in Sector 21 during the past couple of days.

 
BUSINESS

Private participation in defence sector still minimal
Chandigarh, February 20
Even as private players lead the way in the manufacturing sector, private participation in defence sector is still minimal. Amongst those who are working in the defence sector, majority are doing outsourcing work for the Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs).

Defence meet at CII
Chandigarh, February 20

It is imperative to achieve maximum synergy between the defence and the industry to create appropriate defence technologies and strengthen defence industrial base in the country.



Audience at the two-day ‘Defence-Industry Partnership Meet’ organised by the CII in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Audience at the two-day ‘Defence-Industry Partnership Meet’ organised by the CII in Chandigarh

Yuvraj goes SCOREing
Chandigarh, February 20

Come March and a state-of-the-art lounge and night club based on the theme of sports will be launched in the city. The sports bar, SCORE!!!, will probably be India’s largest such bar. It will be located at SCOs 177 and 178 in Sector 8-C here.
Yuvraj Singh at the launch announcement of the first sports bar of Chandigarh, SCORE!!!, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Yuvraj Singh at the launch announcement of the first sports bar of Chandigarh, SCORE!!!

 
EDUCATION

PU panel suggestions flout UGC rules!
Chandigarh, February 20
A Panjab University committee looking into the revision of syllabus and admission criteria to BSc Home Science at Government Home Science College has in its recommendations given suggestions, which seem to flout the University Grants Commission (UGC) regulations.

PU Notes
400 PU employees undergo bone-density test

Chandigarh, February 20
Over 400 employees of Panjab University underwent bone density check-up in the Administrative Block at a two-day camp held in collaboration with M/s Panacea Biotec Limited, a medicine manufacturing company.

Top companies in joint placement drive
Mohali, February 20
Two of the industrial giants in Computer Sciences, Corporation (CEC) and Indian Infrastructure Equipments Limited (Quipo), visited the Chandigarh Group of Colleges this week for recruiting students from various trades. The joint placement drive for CSC was conducted by G4 Solutions, a placement consultant firm from Mumbai.

Mohali Schools
Farewell function at Golden Bells

Mohali, February 20
Class IX students of Golden Bells Public School, Sector 77, here, today bid adieu to Class X students. This was a moment of mixed feelings of joy and sorrow. To make the moment memorable for their seniors, students of Class IX organised a brief ceremony starting with a welcome speech. They presented their seniors with titles to show their affection and love for them.

Painting competition organised
Chandigarh, February 20
Nehru Yuva Kendra organised a district and cluster level painting competition of teen club members (10-19 years) under the Adolescents Development and Empowerment Project.

Conference on teachers’ education held
Mohali, February 20
The sixth annual conference of the Council for Teacher Education was organised at the D.S. Gurukul College of Education, Gholu Majra, Dera Bassi, today. The conference was inaugurated by the chief guest, Prof Parm Bakshish Singh, Registrar of Punjabi University, Patiala.

'Medifest 2007'
Chandigarh, February 20
To mark its founder’s day and completion of 10 years of its existence a sports and cultural meet, “Medifest 2007”, was organised at the Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital recently. Dr Zora Singh, chairman, Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes, inaugurated it by unfurling the college flag and lighting the torch. This was followed by march past by college students.

Gian Jyoti students given farewell
Mohali, February 20
Gian Jyoti Public School organised a farewell party for the outgoing students of class X and XII in the school premises. The students of IX and XI presented cultural extravaganza and seniors attired in formals sashayed down the ramp confidently.

COURTS

Hooda grants Rs 1 crore to Bar assn
Chandigarh, February 20
Haryana Chief Minister B.S. Hooda today announced a grant of Rs 1 crore to the Bar Association of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. After inaugurating the administrative office block, Hooda said his government would always support the endeavours of the association.

 
CULTURE

Reviving Odissi musical tradition
Chandigarh, February 20
Despite a celebrated history, Odissi musical tradition remains an obscurity. Traced back to the second century when the then ruler of Orissa (Kalinga) patronised the art form, it never really could muster the attention it deserved. So much so that the state government has had to step in to rescue a tradition which, in fact, is older than Odissi dance.
Front row, from left: Guru Ramhari Das, Pt Raghunath Panigrahi and ML Koser speak about the nuances of Odissi music at the Pracheen Kala Kendra on Tuesday. — A Tribune photo
 Guru Ramhari Das, Pt Raghunath Panigrahi and ML Koser speak about the nuances of Odissi music at the Pracheen Kala Kendra on Tuesday

'Inder ka Vardaan' staged at Tagore Theatre 
Chandigarh, February 20
The Theatre for Theatre group in association with the Oriental Bank of Commerce staged a satirical play “Inder ka Vardaan” at Tagore Theatre, here, yesterday to commemorate the 65th foundation day of the bank.

Neelam talks about her experiments with theatre
Chandigarh, February 20
The Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi in association with the Government Museum and Art Gallery organised an interactive visual lecture by Neelam Mansingh, a theatre personality of national eminence, at the museum auditorium here.

HEALTH

Lectures mark workshop on clinical pharmacology
Chandigarh, February 20
The second day of the ongoing national workshop on clinical pharmacology began with the lecture of Dr Mohanish Anand from the Clinical Research Division, Pfizer. He talked about the international guidelines issued by International Conference of Harmonisation (ICH) for the conduct of clinical trials.

 
SPORTS

Yakshi is all-round best player of GCG-11
Chandigarh, February 20
Yakshi of BA II was declared the “all-round best player of the session 2006-07” while paring with Shivani of BA III, they were declared the “best sportspersons of the year” during the 51st annual athletics meet of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, here today. The meet was held on the college campus. Prabhjot of BA II was declared the “best athlete of the college for the session 2006-07”. BCom students were adjudged the best marching contingent, followed by BSc (medical) contingent. The NCC contingent was declared the overall best contingent.

Prabhjot of BA II on her way to win the 400m race during the annual athletics meet of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph

Prabhjot of BA II on her way to win the 400m race during the annual athletics meet of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

Delhi Audit to take on Punjab in football final
Chandigarh, February 20
Defending champions Delhi Audit will take on Accountant-General, Punjab, in the final of the North Zone IA and AD Football Tournament at the Sector 17 football stadium here tomorrow.

Veena best athlete at Dev Samaj meet
Chandigarh, February 20
Veena of BA-I was declared best athlete at the 24th annual athletics meet of Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, held at its grounds here today. Over 300 students took part in 20 different events.

 

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