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Periphery Control Act
CJ Bench to hear all cases
Chandigarh, March 11
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court headed by Chief Justice Vijender Kumar Jain has ordered that all cases connected to the constitutionality of the Punjab New Capital (Periphery) Control Act, 1952, be listed before it.

Tata move may zoom property rates 
Chandigarh, March 11
The Tata Housing Development Company (THDC) has bought about 22 acres of land in Kansal for Rs 106 crore from the Punjab MLAs Housing Society. As many as 139 MLAs are members of this society and each members has been promised Rs 82.5 lakh in cash and a four bedroom apartment worth approximately Rs 96 lakh by the Tata group.The investment per kanal per MLA was Rs 16 lakh when the land was bought almost 10 years ago.

Mob attacks house of suspect teacher
Case transferred to crime branch
Chandigarh, March 11
Enraged over alleged police inaction, families of two kidnapped schoolgirls, along with a crowd of more than hundred, stormed the Sector 19 residence of suspect Sunil Kumar.
Protesters storm Sunil Kumar’s residence in Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Sunday morning Protesters storm Sunil Kumar’s residence in Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Sunday morning. — Tribune Photo by Parvesh Chauhan 



EARLIER STORIES

Fun Republic Case
I only obeyed orders: AE
Eyes now on big fish
Chandigarh, March 11
On the plea for further probe on vital information disclosed by Assistant Engineer Brij Mohan in the case relating to building violations at Fun Republic, Mani Majra, the CBI today secured a two-day police remand.

News Effect 
FIR in hand, SHO visits Bishu’s family

Chandigarh, March 11
Less than a day after the plight of four-year-old Bishu, a road accident victim, was highlighted in these columns, the local police today handed over the FIR registered in the case to the victim’s family.

Suicide by jobless youth
Chandigarh, March 11
An unemployed youth allegedly committed suicide while in another incident a 35-year-old rickshaw-puller set himself afire in Mani Majra late last night. Giving details of the suicide, sources in the Sector 11 police station said 21-year-old Sukhwinder hanged himself to death at his residence in Dhanas village here this afternoon.

Punjab, Haryana chapter of APJA constituted
Chandigarh, March 11
Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Vijender Kumar Jain today called upon the legal fraternity to be ready to face new challenges. Addressing judges and lawyers after inaugurating the Punjab and Haryana Chapter of the Asia Pacific Jurist Association (APJA) here, Chief Justice Jain called upon the judges and lawyers to spare their time for saving the environment.Citing various landmark judgments of the Supreme Court,the Chief Justice stressed the need to protect the environment in view of the fact that India was a developing country.

COMMUNITY

Bank comes forward to help Masol village

Chandigarh, March 11
A spring in her step, a smile on her face, seven-year-old Kiran jumped around as she excitedly showed off her new possessions to her friends - a new school bag, shoes and uniform.




In wait for a better future
: The young and the old of Masol village. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

The young and the old of Masol village

Night throws light on city’s dark face
Chandigarh, March 11
It seems the Chandigarh administration has not learnt lessons from the past. Despite repeated warnings from intelligence agencies to provide a foolproof security system, nothing is happening on the ground.


The bus stand in Sector 17, Chandigarh, plunged into darkness. - A Tribune photograph
The bus stand in Sector 17, Chandigarh, plunged into darkness

French architects soak in Corbusier’s charms

Chandigarh, March 11
For French architects Alain Taves and Rober Rebutato, Chandigarh is a place for worship.All Le Corbusian cities are. But of them all, Chandigarh is special with its range of architectural styles that best describe Corbusier - the man, the modernist planner and the poet.
Alain Taves and Rober Rebutato (in the back) enjoy themselves at the Government Museum complex in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Alain Taves and Rober Rebutato enjoy themselves at the Government Museum complex

Long way to go in N-field: Expert
Chandigarh, March 11
Stating that India has been led up the garden path by the USA in the Indo-US nuclear deal,noted strategic affairs expert Brahma Chellaney said the country needed to build greater negotiating leverages to offset the disadvantage in which the nuclear establishment has been put into.

High postage rates in Pak hamper literary exchange across border
Chandigarh, March 11
At a time when radicalism is on the rise in Pakistan,the World Punjabi Congress has decided to rededicate itself to Sufism. Last year,the Congress celebrated the message of peace given by Waris Shah and Shah Hussain.This year, it is planning to dedicate a festival to Baba Farid, whose verses continue to be relevant in a strife-torn world.

Flyover costs commuters dear
Zirakpur, March 11
It is a bumpy ride for thousands of motorists and travellers on the Chandigarh-Zirakpur road every day. The construction of the flyover here is proving to be a nightmare for the motorists as the make-shift service roads along both sides of the road are dotted with potholes putting the travellers to a lot of inconvenience.

Springfest concludes on joyous note
Panchkula, March 11
The town park of Sector 5 here was full of life as Springfest concluded amid celebrations, here today. The crowd increased gradually and, by the afternoon, troupes of artistes were all over the garden. Visitors were seen dancing to the beat of bands playing at the venue.

Dr Poonam Gupta drives to glory
Chandigarh, March 11
A city ophthalmologist with a clinic in Mohali’s Phase VII today drove all the way to glory. With an eye on victory, Dr Poonam Gupta bagged the first position in the SantaBanta.com Women’s Car Rally.




Punjab Advocate-General H.S. Mattewal after flagging off the “1st North Colours Vintage and Classic Car Rally” in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik 
Punjab Advocate-General H.S. Mattewal after flagging off the “1st North Colours Vintage and Classic Car Rally” in Chandigarh on Sunday

State-level minorities panel soon
Chandigarh, March 11
The Core Group on Minorities Welfare constituted by the UT Administrator met yesterday to discuss future initiatives and programmes. The core group discussed the provisions of the Prime Minister’s new 15-point programme for the welfare of minorities.

Punjabi magazine released
Chandigarh, March 11
Veteran journalist Kuldeep Nayar released a Punjabi magazine, G-Asia Worldwide, at Chandigarh Press Club, Sector 27, here, today. Gurpreet Sekhon, editor-in-chief of the magazine, said their aim was to root out social evils from society. He said it was a non-political magazine oriented towards education and recreation which would strive to address the day-to-day problems of the common man.

 
CRIME

Two vehicles stolen

 
BUSINESS

Banks told to focus on weaker sections
Chandigarh, March 11
The fourth triennial conference of the Union Bank Officers Association was held here today. Delegates from all over Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh participated in the conference.

Maloya villagers get general credit cards
Chandigarh, March 11
Union minister of state for finance Pawan Bansal distributed PNB general credit cards to eight of the 300 villagers of Maloya during the three-day Bharat nirman public information campaign organised by the Press Information Bureau here yesterday.

Biz Clips

 
EDUCATION


coloured masqueradeStudents of College of Architecture, Sector 12, Chandigarh, take part in a face-painting contest during “Archo 2007” on Sunday
Students of College of Architecture, Sector 12, Chandigarh, take part in a face-painting contest during “Archo 2007” on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Career programme in retailing
Chandigarh, March 11
Undergraduates and graduates wishing to make their career in retailing are in for a special treat as Era Retail School, a company specialising in offering consultation services pertaining to immigration and education overseas, is launching a programme in association with Sai Niketan Institute at Sector 31, here, from March 20.

Biz quiz at PU
Chandigarh, March 11
The University Business School in association with the Executives Club Chandigarh organised a business plan and quiz contest in the UBS auditorium on the Panjab University campus yesterday.

Top firms eye DAV students

COURTS

Batra family dispute
Chandigarh, March 11
Nearly five years after the Batra-family dispute reached the courts, UT district and sessions judge B.S. Mehandiratta has asked judicial magistrate R.K. Mehta to expedite the trial after transferring both the complaint and the state case to his court. The family owns a group of companies, including the Batra theatre.

 
CULTURE

Punjabi play mesmerises audience
Chandigarh, March 11
The Adakar Manch, Mohali, in association with the Punjab Arts Council and the Punjab Art Theatre, staged a play "Mann Diyan Mann Vich", as a tribute to the legendary playwright Dr Harcharan Singh on his first death anniversary at the Punjab Kala Bhavan, here today.

Kolkata vocalist captivates 
Chandigarh, March 11
Kolkata-based vocal maestro Pandit Dinanath Mishra enthralled music lovers in the city at the 116th musical baithak organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra, here, today.

HEALTH

77.2 per cent administered polio drops
Panchkula, March 11
As many as 5,94,747 children in the age group 0-5 years were administered polio drops today. While special booths were set up across the district, a number of children were administered the drops at Yavanika, Sector 5.




A child being administered polio drops at the PGI, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
A child being administered polio drops at the PGI, Chandigarh, on Sunday

‘Kidney ailment a disease multiplier’
Mohali, March 11
Promoting early detection and prevention of chronic kidney diseases will be an important step towards achieving the World Health Organisation’s goal of reducing death rate related to chronic disease by 2 per cent per year over the next decade, said Dr P.K. Prasher, consultant in nephrology at a hospital here.

 
SPORTS

Twin titles for Hari 
Chandigarh, March 11
Hari Narayan bagged two titles — ‘Mr Chandigarh’ and ‘Mr Classic’— during the 18th Senior Mr Chandigarh Body Building Championship held at DAV College, Sector 10, here today.


Pumping iron
: Participants at the Senior Mr Chandigarh Body Building Championship flex their muscles during a practice session in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Participants at the Senior Mr Chandigarh Body Building Championship flex their muscles during a practice session in Chandigarh on Sunday

Sandhu clinches golf title
Chandigarh, March 11
Striking a birdie and recording seven pars is what Ravinder Singh Sandhu did as he stroked his way to the best individual score among 55 engineers who had converged on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club for the all-India competition here today.

Raj rules PGI meet
Chandigarh, March 11
Raj Gopal was declared best athlete in the 35th Annual Athletic Meet of the PGI held at its premises here today. Over 300 participants including resident doctors, employees, faculty members and their families took part in the meet.



PGI director K.K. Talwar (second from left) takes part in the 50-metre race during the PGI’s annual athletic meet on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
PGI director K.K. Talwar (second from left) takes part in the 50-metre race during the PGI’s annual athletic meet

Godrej club pip Numero Uno
Mohali, March 11
Superb batting by Tej Gobind (65 runs off 36 balls, 3 sixes, 4 fours) enabled Godrej Cricket Club to beat Numero Uno-XI by 62 runs in the fourth Bharat Kehso Gupta Memorial League cricket tournament. The tournament was held at PCA Stadium, here, today.

Hooda vows better putting facilities
Panchkula, March 11
The golf club at Sector 3 here will have international standard facilities soon. Announcing this here today, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that improved facilities would help golfers better their skills.

Bring WC back, city boys to Dravid

 

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