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Fans fell with India
Chandigarh, March 17
Saturday was a special day for the cricket fans of the country as their favourite ‘Men in Blue’ were starting their World Cup campaign against the minnows Bangladesh.


A couple of fans at Anitdote, Sector 26, Chandigarh, to watch the India-Bangladesh World Cup 2007 match on Saturday. A couple of fans at Anitdote, Sector 26, Chandigarh, to watch the India-Bangladesh World Cup 2007 match on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

21-acre Pfizer plot goes multiplex way
Chandigarh, March 17
The Chandigarh administration today received an application from the owner of a 21-acre plot, which is the biggest plot in the Industrial Area, for change in land use.

Watch solar eclipse on Monday at 6.40 am
Chandigarh, March 17
The first solar eclipse of the year will be visible to Chandigarhians on March 19 at 6.40 am.

Son examinee, mom examiner
Chandigarh, March 17
The appointment of Rajesh Minhas, deputy DEO, Chandigarh Education Department and principal of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, as in charge of plus one examinations has raised many an eyebrow. The appointment has been made allegedly bypassing the examination bylaws.

Award for Imtech scientist
Chandigarh, March 17
Dr Javed N. Agrewala, a scientist with the local Institute of Microbial Technology, has been given the National Bioscience Award for career development. Earlier, Dr Agrewala has been awarded Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, 2005, in medical sciences.




EARLIER STORIES

Scholarships for wards of gallantry awardees soon: WDI
Members of the War Decorated India and their families during their triennial convention in Chandigarh Chandigarh, March 17
The War Decorated India (WDI), an association of Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra and Vir Chakra winners, will be instituting scholarships for the wards of gallantry awardees. This was decided during the two-day WDI triennial convention which began here today.



Members of the War Decorated India and their families during their triennial convention in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

COMMUNITY

Debate over voting right to nominated councillors
Chandigarh, March 17
It has been two months since the municipal corporation house elected its mayor, but the fissures that developed between Congress councillors, who form majority in the house, and the mayor have only widened, bringing to the fore the role of nominated councillors.

Embassy’s crusade against illegal immigration
Chandigarh, March 17
The British High Commission will join hands with two city-based lawyers to educated people in Punjab about illegal migration to the United Kingdom.

On your marks, get set, go: Peahens make a sprint in an open field at Landran village in Mohali
On your marks, get set, go: Peahens make a sprint in an open field at Landran village in Mohali. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

BJP decries demolitions
Chandigarh, March 17
BJP councillors today protested the demolition of houses carried out in Sector 40 and other parts of the city yesterday.

Sec 44 residents stung by fear
Chandigarh, March 17
Residents of Sector 44-A area a worried lot. A beehive in one of the parks of the Sector has them all scurrying for cover.

Sec-33 bhavan parties harry residents
Chandigarh, March 17
Residents of Sector 33 A are at their wits end due to late-night functions being organised at Rajasthan Bhavan there.

S.P. Kohli dead
Chandigarh, March 17
Dr S P Kohli, a retired Chief Medical Officer of Punjab, died here yesterday after a prolonged illness. Dr Kohli, who served the Health Department in various capacities for over 30 years, is survived by a son and two daughters.

Zonal chapter of Vivekananda society formed
Chandigarh, March 17
The north western zonal council of the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda International Foundation (RKVIF) was launched here today.

Governor releases book on security
Chandigarh, March 17
Punjab Governor and Union Territory Administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) released a book, “Threat to Security”, edited by former DGP of Punjab P.C. Dogra, here today. Dogra is also the president of the Forum on Integrated National Security.

Light & sound show takes off today
Chandigarh, March 17
A light and sound show on Chandigarh will begin at Government Museum and Art Gallery tomorrow evening. The 45-minute show will be unveiled by Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), an press note said here today.

Actor Rajat Bedi along with co-star Gracy Singh during a press conference to announce their upcoming Punjabi film in Chandigarh City turns hub for shooting Punjabi films
Chandigarh, March 17
With several Punjabi films being shot in and around Chandigarh, it came as no surprise when another such schedule for a film to be shot in the region was announced today.


Actor Rajat Bedi along with co-star Gracy Singh during a press conference to announce their upcoming Punjabi film in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

‘Rehabilitate vegetable vendors’
Chandigarh, March 17
A deputation of the Subzi Mandi Fari Welfare Association yesterday met ADC Inderjit Singh Sandhu in connection with the rehabilitation of their members.

45 women attend camp
Chandigarh, March 17
More than 45 women attended an awareness camp that concluded at Dadu Majra village, here, yesterday. The camp was started by the Chandigarh Social Welfare Advisory Board on March 7.

 
CRIME

3 minors arrested for gang rape
Panchkula, March 17
All three suspects, arrested for the rape of a 12-year-old girl in Sector 12, are minors. Disclosing this here today, the police said the boys were in an inebriated state when they committed the crime.

50-yr old sodomises minor
Panchkula, March 17
A 50-year-old resident of Rajiv Colony, Ram Preet Sharma, allegedly sodomised a five-year-old boy yesterday evening. A depot owner of the colony, Sharma was known to the victim's father, Ravinder, and used to frequent their house.

Suspended cop held for cheating
Chandigarh, March 17
The Chandigarh police today arrested a suspended constable in the Panchkula police and his accomplice on the allegation of minting money from people by threatening them to implicate in cases.

2 hurt in accidents
Chandigarh, March 17
Two persons, including a woman, were hurt in two road accidents in different parts of the city.

1 booked for rash driving
Lalru, March 17
The police has booked the driver of a tractor trailer for allegedly driving the vehicle in a negligent manner leading to the death of a motor cyclist.

 
EDUCATION

UT school lecturers versus outsiders
Education dept bypassing norms on promotions?
Chandigarh, March 17
If UT lecturers (school cadre) are to be believed, the Chandigarh education department is allegedly flouting education code and recruitment rules while promoting teachers.

Students of Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, stage a play “Rishtiyan Daa Ki Rakhiye Naa” at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh
Students of Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, stage a play “Rishtiyan Daa Ki Rakhiye Naa” at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Job fest attracts thousands
Mohali, March 17
A two-day job festival-cum-carnival at the Rayat and Bahra College of Engineering and Bio-technology attracted thousands of students from engineering, IT, pharmaceutical and finance services streams, to the college campus in Saharuan village, near here, today.

Workshop on cyber law
Chandigarh, March 17
To keep its students abreast of the latest developments in the field of law, the Army Institute of Law, Mohali, organised a workshop on cyber law on its campus in Mohali today.

Goonj
Girls take part in a lemon race at “Goonj”, UIET celebrations, in Sector 25, Chandigarh Shifa wins ‘marriage of colours’
Chandigarh, March 17
Shifa Mahajan of SD College-32, won the first place in the ‘marriage of colours’ event while Anirban Ghosh of Ambala College of Engineering and Applied Research emerged winner in the ‘technical group discussion’ on the second day of ‘Goonj’, a cultural programme held on the grounds of University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), Sector 25, here, today.

BALANCING ACT: Girls take part in a lemon race at “Goonj”, UIET celebrations, in Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Little graduates get degrees
Mohali, March 17
The annual graduation day was organised at Euro Kids, Phase IV, here, yesterday. Tiny tots started the programme with “Ae Malik tere bande ham”. Attired in military dresses, they enthralled the audience with “Nanha munha rahi hoon”. A skit “Little Red Hen” was also performed. Principal Sangeet Growar gave away the degrees to the students.

Students share smiles with slum children
Slum children of Pustak-25 have a field day with the members of We Volunteer during a plantation camp for schoolchildren in Chandigarh Chandigarh , March 17
Slum children of Pustak School in Sector 25 were treated to fun today. In action at the school were the members of “We Volunteer”, a group of local college students, who have taken upon themselves to change the priorities of youth.

YOU AND I IN THIS BEAUTIFUL WORLD: Slum children of Pustak-25 have a field day with the members of We Volunteer during a plantation camp for schoolchildren in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan



Teachers and children of Euro Kids present a song at the school’s annual day in Panchkula on Saturday.
Teachers and children of Euro Kids present a song at the school’s annual day in Panchkula on Saturday.

Students display works
Chandigarh, March 17
The department of fine arts of Government College, Sector 46, organised ‘Art Fest 07’ and the annual art exhibition. DPI (colleges) deputy director P.R. Aggarwal inaugurated the exhibition and gave away the prizes. Dinesh, a student of BA (III), got the first prize, Lovneesh of BA (II) got the second and Savita of BA (I) got the third prize, respectively.

Tiny tots to go tech-savvy
Mohali, March 17
Multimedia and information technology is all set to bring about a sea change in the way education is being imparted, more so for instruction to young kindergarten students, who are the latest niche in the tech-savvy world. This was the implied theme at a seminar on “Education through multimedia” which was held at the Small Wonders School campus, here, yesterday.

COURTS

Barnala case
Victim asked to depose again
Chandigarh, March 17
The victim of the rape case involving former SAD MLA from Dhuri, Gagangjit Singh Barnala, has been recalled by a local court to get her statement recorded.

J-K Sex Scandal
Accused misbehaves with mediapersons
Chandigarh, March 17
An accused in the Jammu and Kashmir sex scandal, Anil Sethi, misbehaved with mediapersons when he was brought at the district courts here today. Commotion prevailed when the accused gestured the mediapersons to leave the court of the District and Sessions Judge.

Ex-postmaster gets 5-yr jail
Chandigarh, March 17
Sarabjeet Kaur, a former postmaster in the Department of Posts, was sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment by the CBI Special Court here today for taking a loan of Rs 8.5 lakh on the basis of forged documents.

Lottery scam
Court concludes defence evidence
Chandigarh, March 17
The CBI Special Court has concluded defence evidence in a case of alleged lottery scam involving Punjab-cadre IAS officer B.R. Bajaj. Now, the process of hearing of arguments would start.

 
CULTURE

Brijesh Ahuja and Isha Sharma present a song at O.P. Nayyar Nite during Plaza Carnival in Sector 17, Chandigarh Timeless melodies at Plaza Carnival
Chandigarh, March 17
Timeless melodies created by legendary film music director O.P. Nayyar, reverberated the Plaza Carnival here today as the acclaimed music composer and playback singer Brijesh Ahuja and group presented his hit film numbers. The largely attended programme was organised by the Centre for Carnival Arts, BSNL and Coca Cola with the Tribune group of Newspapers as the media sponsor.

Brijesh Ahuja and Isha Sharma present a song at O.P. Nayyar Nite during Plaza Carnival in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

HEALTH

40 spine surgeons attend conference
Chandigarh, March 17
A two-day conference on “Current concepts in spine surgery” dealing with subjects like microendiscectomy (MED), cervical myelopathy, fractures of the spine, infection, kyphosis, minimally invasive surgery, cervical disc replacement and navigation spine surgery was organised today.

3-day workshop concludes
Chandigarh, March 17
Concluding day of the three-day CME-cum-workshop on molecular techniques for the diagnosis of parasitic diseases and workshop on transfer of basic technology to rural areas was devoted to demonstrations of the techniques used in the diagnosis of various parasitic infections. More than 60 attended the workshop.

Workshop on clinical practice today
Chandigarh, March 17
With a view to equipping resident and practising doctors of the PGI with knowledge of conduct of clinical trials under the good clinical practice guidelines, the department of pharmacology in association with Pfizer will organise the third CME-cum-workshop on good clinical practice tomorrow.

 
SPORTS

A player in action during the opening day of the Shri L.D. Kapoor Memorial YMCA Total Tennis Championship in Chandigarh Nihit enters second round
Chandigarh, March 17
Nihit Rawal of Total Tennis Academy toppled his much-experienced opponent Sarthak Dass with no difficulty 6-3 on the opening day of the third Chapter of the Shri L.D. Kapoor Memorial YMCA Total Tennis Championship held at YMCA Total Tennis Academy’s Sector 11 courts, here today.

A player in action during the opening day of the Shri L.D. Kapoor Memorial YMCA Total Tennis Championship in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Vivek ride high, give Blues the blues
Chandigarh, March 17
An all-round performance by Gurdjeta (64 runs and 4 wickets for 36 runs) enabled Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy to register a victory over Chandigarh Blues XI by 21 runs at Vivek High School, Sector 38, here today.

Sandeep Sandhu is PU best athlete
Chandigarh, March 17
Sandeep Singh Sandhu, a student of Bachelor of Physical Education (BPEd) was adjudged the best athlete in the 47th Panjab University Campus Annual Athletics Meet 2006-07 at PU campus here yesterday. Sandhu got gold medals in shot put, discus throw, javelin, triple jump, high jump, 4 x 100m relay race and sack race. He bagged a silver in three-leg race and a bronze in broad jump.


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