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Get ready for Kalam snarls
Chandigarh, March 6
Elaborate security arrangements have been made ahead of President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s visit to the city tomorrow.

Labourers make final preparations at the Air Force Station in Chandigarh for the presidential fleet review on Tuesday.
Labourers make final preparations at the Air Force Station in Chandigarh for the presidential fleet review on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

He’s got them robed in
Chandigarh, March 6
One of the oldest convocation costumiers of the country will help President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam don the velvet black and golden robe tomorrow.

Protest plan foiled
Chandigarh, March 6
The police today arrested top leadership of the UT Type 13 Joint Action Committee for apprehension of breach of peace during the visit of President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, to the city tomorrow.

Deep Home in deep trouble
Chandigarh, March 6
About two months after the Chandigarh State Consumer Commission slapped a fine of Rs 20 lakh on owners of Deep Nursing Home, Sector 21, here for negligence leading to the death of a patient, the UT Police has registered an FIR in the matter.


Cops discuss security measures in view of President Kalam’s visit to Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Cops discuss security measures in view of President Kalam’s visit to Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Death: Sarthak under scanner
Panchkula, March 6
The Education Department of Haryana today sought a report in the fire incident at Sarthak Government School, Sector 12-A, which resulted in the death of six-year-old Aman Luthra.

Cheque bounce
Shetty faces probe
Chandigarh, March 6 After doing nothing for over a year despite receiving numerous complaints, the UT Police has finally initiated a probe against Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty in a cheque bounce case.

Teacher abducts student
Chandigarh, March 6
Son of a Haryana IAS officer and a teacher of Sector 22-based government school allegedly abducted a student of Class X last evening.

DTH halts cable tariff hike
Chandigarh, March 6
In spite of the hike in subscription rates by most pay channels, cable operators here have decided not to pass on the hike to the consumers. Thanks to the stiff competition from the direct-to-home entertainment service providers-Dish TV and Tata Sky-cable consumers can heave a sigh of relief.


A shining example for rural youth
Chandigarh, March 6
Dr T.S. Kler, director of interventional cardiology and electrophysiology at Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, will receive honorary degree of doctor of science (D.Sc) from Panjab University at its annual function tomorrow. President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will deliver the convocation address.
T.S. Kler

BSNL ‘Disconnecting India’
Lalru, March 6
"Connecting India", the much-touted slogan of the public sector telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) seems to have gone for a toss in the Lalru area. A large number of telephone connections here have been lying out of order for the past several weeks snapping their link with the outside world.

HIV positive faces medical apathy
Chandigarh, March 6
Freshly detected with HIV, 18-year-old Deepak is losing his zeal to live. And HIV positive status is not the only cause for his distress. A greater cause is the indifference of medical practitioners who, he says, made him wait outside the PGI emergency for hours while he kept writhing in pain.

Deepak with his mother Darsha and father Banarasi Lal. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Deepak with his mother Darsha and father Banarasi Lal.

Women activists honoured
Chandigarh, March 6
In an effort to work towards woman empowerment, the Municipal Corporation today inaugurated a women resource centre at the mayor’s official residence. Jean Rodrigues, wife of the Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator, inaugurated the centre on the eve of International Women’s Day.

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Langah honoured
Chandigarh, March 6
The 43-B Resident Welfare Association honoured cabinet minister Sucha Singh Langah with a siropa here on Monday.


Drug-trafficking case: 2 held
Chandigarh, March 6
The operation cell of the Chandigarh Police today arrested two persons on the allegations of running an inter-state gang of drug-trafficking.


Dairy cooperatives fail to cash in on boom in milk powder prices
Chandigarh, March 6
Unable to cope up with the rising demand for milk and its static production, dairy cooperatives in Punjab and Haryana may not be able to cash in on the boom in milk powder prices.


Computer centre at Bal Bhavan
Chandigarh, March 6
A computer centre has been set up by Infosys in collaboration with the Indian Council for Child Welfare at Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, here. The centre was today inaugurated by UT Administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd).

Scuffle fallout: 5 teachers transferred
Chandigarh, March 6
Taking serious note of the scuffle which broke out at Government High School, Kaimbwala, near here, following an alleged nasty remark about a female colleague, DPI (S) Ashwani Kumar today transferred five teachers with immediate effect.

PU hostels to get cyber cafes
Chandigarh, March 6
The Panjab University Campus Students Council will open cyber cafes in various university hostels. In a press note issued by the PUCSC president Dalveer Singh, the cyber cafes will have two computers and will be opened within a week.

Punjabi poetry function
Chandigarh, March 6
A literary programme was held under the aegis of the Punjabi Sahitya Sabha of Government College, Naraingarh, on the college premises yesterday. Dr Ram Singh delivered an extension lecturer on ‘Balraj Sahni and his works’. Principal of the college O.P. Sihag presided over the function.


Bungling: Bail plea hearing today
Chandigarh, March 6
The fate of the application for anticipatory bail, moved by assistant engineer (AE) Brij Mohan, before the CBI special judge would be known tomorrow.


City to get special clinics
Chandigarh, March 6
The UT administration has decided to start special clinics of homoeopathic and ayurvedic treatment for chronic diseases in six homoeopathic and ayurvedic dispensaries of the city. The departments of homoeopathy and ayurvedic medicine will start three special clinics each in their existing six dispensaries.

Serai for attendants at GMCH
Chandigarh, March 6
The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) started a serai in collaboration with the Lions Club, Chandigarh Central, for the attendants of ward patients yesterday.


Speaking Out
‘Guilty Shers should be punished’
The Punjab hockey suffered a double blow on Monday. For Sher-e-Jalandhar not only lost the finals of PHL’s third edition against Orissa Steelers but also set a bad example on field after some of its players misbehaved with umpire Satinder Sharma during the match.

Speaking Out
‘Stadia are for sports, not politics’

T he PCA ground as well as part of its complex was damaged during a mammoth turnout of people for the oath-taking ceremony held at stadium on March 2.

Badal ready to fix stadium
Chandigarh, March 6
Punjab Cricket Association honorary secretary M.P. Pandove has said that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has assured the stadium authorities of rectifying the damage done to the ground as well as building.


Correction fluid sale banned
Chandigarh, March 6
The district magistrate, Chandigarh, has banned sale of correction fluids to minor children in the city for a period of 60 days. The district magistrate has issued these orders as a measure of emergency.



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