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Kanwaljit Singh hat-tricks in style
Capt Kanwaljit Singh, SAD-BJP candidate from Banur, celeberates his victory with family members at his residence in  Sector 9, Chandigarh Dera Bassi, February 27
Riding on the wave of anti-incumbency, the former finance minister and the SAD-BJP candidate from Banur, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, today secured a hat-trick defeating his nearest rival and the Congress candidate Rakesh.
Capt Kanwaljit Singh, SAD-BJP candidate from Banur, celeberates his victory with family members at his residence in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Third-time lucky for Morinda, Kharar winners
Balbir Singh Sidhu and his supporters enjoy victory celebrations in Mohali SAD (Mann), independents also-rans
Kharar/Morinda, February 27
The winning candidates from Kharar and Morinda proved to be ‘third-time lucky’ today.
Balbir Singh Sidhu and his supporters enjoy victory celebrations in Mohali on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

SAD wins Anandpur Sahib, Cong takes Nangal
Chamkaur Sahib goes to independent
Ropar, February 27
In a mixed verdict in the three assembly segments in the district, SAD patron Sant Ajit Singh won from Anandpur Sahib by defeating two-time Congress MLA Ramesh Dutt Sharma, while K.P.S Rana of the Congress defeated three-time MLA BJP heavyweight Madan Mohan Mittal in Nangal segment today.

INLD celebrates SAD-BJP victory
Panchkula, February 28
If supporters of the SAD-BJP combine celebrated their win in the Punjab elections, the city, too, rejoiced as activists of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) distributed sweets in the city markets.



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Chandigarh is known for the quality education its institutions offer. Looking at the present scenario of early employment and part-time education, the need for a 24-hour library facility seems pertinent.


COMMUNITY


HANDY IN RAIN OR SHINE
Intermittent rain forced these Panjab University students to open their umbrellas in Chandigarh
Intermittent rain forced these Panjab University students to open their umbrellas in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

CBI faces allegation of tampering with records
Chandigarh, February 27
Now it is the turn of CBI officials to be in the dock. Brij Mohan, an assistant engineer (AE) in the building branch of the UT’s Estate Office, today levelled serious allegations of tampering and removal of some file notings, regarding amalgamation of two booths in Sector 22, from the documents by some CBI officials.

Dr B.N. Goswamy bereaved
Chandigarh, February 27
Renowned city-based art historian Dr B.N. Goswamy lost his mother to a long-standing illness yesterday. Kaushalya Goswamy, 96, passed away at the residence of Dr Goswamy last night. Chautha will take place at House no 171, Sector 19 from 3 to 4 pm on Thursday.

90 p.c. use mobile 18 hours a day: Survey
Chandigarh, February 27
It may set surprise bells ringing, but a survey conducted by a website has revealed that over 5 lakh residents of Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali and the surrounding areas have mobile phones. About a lakh of them have access to the Internet via GPRS on their mobile sets.

Civilian pilots show higher locus of control than military pilots
Chandigarh, February 27
Civilian pilots in India have a higher “locus of control” than their military counterparts. This has been revealed in a study undertaken at the IAF’s Bangalore-based Institute of Aviation Medicine.

For cops, senior citizens are no different
Cops register elderly’s case after six days
Chandigarh, February 27
The tall claims of the Chandigarh police in helping senior citizens has fallen flat with 74-year-old B.K. Nirola of Sector 40 alleging a raw deal at their hands.

Tributes paid to Munir Niazi
Chandigarh, February 27
The Haryana Urdu Akademi paid rich tributes to the late Pakistani poet Munir Niazi during a seminar and musical function in Panchkula today.

3 sambars succumb to injuries
Chandigarh, February 27
Three sambars, which strayed into Khudda Ali Sher this morning, succumbed to their injuries after being entangled in the barb wires surrounding the nearby area. the animals were running for life after dogs chased them injuring them in the process.
DEAD DO TELL TALES: Three sambars, that strayed into Khudda Ali Sher village in Chandigarh, were found dead along the roadside on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Three sambars, that strayed into Khudda Ali Sher village in Chandigarh, were found dead along the roadside


 
CRIME

Sector-21 resident booked for assault
Chandigarh, February 27
The Chandigarh Police today booked a Sector-21 resident and his relatives on the allegation of thrashing his son-in-law and his family members following a matrimonial dispute.

Man held with poppy husk
Chandigarh, February 27
A Hoshiarpur resident was arrested on the allegation of carrying 18 kg of poppy husk from the ISBT in sector 17 here. The police said Devinder Singh of Basi Kalan village in Hoshiarpur district was arrested on suspicion on Monday night while he was waiting for a bus.

3 held on kidnapping charge
Mohali, February 27
The Kharar police has booked three persons on the charge of kidnapping a minor girl.


 
BUSINESS

Union Bank of India to open three overseas branches
R S Reddy Chandigarh, February 27
Union Bank of India has embarked upon technology-aided mobile banking initiatives in rural areas. The bank will also be expanding its base overseas, with new bank branches at Shanghai, Doha, Qatar and Dubai.


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Biz Clips
Connect STD calls cheaper
Chandigarh, February 27
Connect has now made STD calls cheaper for its fixed line users. STD call charges per 60 seconds are now 99 paise as against Rs. 1.99 paise earlier. Connect has also reduced its cost for ISD calls to the US and Canada from Rs.5 per minute to Rs. 3 per minute. These rates will be applicable for existing subscribers under selected Mega Value plans also with effect from March 1, 2007, said a company release.


 
EDUCATION

Wi-Fi not okay: PUSU
Chandigarh, February 27
Members of the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) have complained that the Wi-Fi provided by the university in its hostels was not working properly. “The university provides this facility from 6 pm to 8 am and even this is not working properly. This set of timings is not enough for students especially for research scholars,” said PUSU president Abhishek Puri.

GGSSS-18 win health quiz
Chandigarh, February 27
Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, here bagged the first place in a state-level inter-school health quiz. The event was organised in collaboration with NSS Regional Centre, Chandigarh, by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports at DAV Model School, Sector 15, here today.


 
SPORTS

Semifinals postponed
Chandigarh, February 27
Due to heavy rains, the semifinals of the North Zone Indian Audit and Accounts Department (IA&AD) cricket tournament scheduled to be played today has been postponed to tomorrow.


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