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CISF seeks ‘little’ space at Capitol Complex
Chandigarh, April 20
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is trying to get a "little" space at Capitol Complex of the City Beautiful to create quarters for its jawans. The force has been looking for an additional place to house its personnel posted at the Punjab and Haryana Secretariat, near Capitol Project, but the administration wants to save the surroundings near the mural created by Le Corbusier, the architect of the city.

Malayalee panel chief, wife die in accident
Lalru,April 20
In an accident involving a car and a gas tanker on NH-22 near here, four persons, including three of a family from Kerala, were killed early this morning.
Mangled remains of the car that collided with a gas tanker, killing four persons, near Lalru Mangled remains of the car that collided with a gas tanker, killing four persons, near Lalru on Friday.
— A Tribune photogra

Drug inspector jumps to death
Chandigarh, April 20
A suspended drug inspector of Haryana, Y.K. Gupta, who had been facing a vigilance case, allegedly jumped to death from the third floor of the Haryana mini secretariat, Sector 17, this afternoon.




EARLIER STORIES

Trauma unit in 18 months
Dr K.K. Talwar A recipient of the Padma Bhushan last year, Dr K.K. Talwar, renowned cardiologist, who has been the Director of the PGIMER, Chandigarh, for three years now, talked to our reporter Arun Sharma on the changes he has brought about in the institute. 
Q: The OPDs face a plethora of problems. How are you tackling these?
A: The staff strength has not increased in proportion to the number of patients visiting the PGI during the last two decades. Now 400 posts in different categories have been sanctioned. 

Media Overkill 
Abhi-Ash wedding jamboree

Chandigarh, April 20
The wedding bells in Mumbai left many residents fretting and fuming in Chandigarh today. Even those married to the cinema for once decided to part ways with TV channels as these monotonously beamed the dull glitter of systemised wedding of Ash and Abishek.

Rs 2,000 crore increase in tax collections in region
Chandigarh, April 20
Cashing in on the economic boom in the region,the Income Tax Department has registered an increase of almost Rs 2,000 crore in the tax collections in the north-western region in the last financial year as compared to 2005-06 with Haryana accounting for a lion's share in the total collections.

COMMUNITY

Nod to cover for poor
Chandigarh, April 20
Bringing weaker sections of society as also rural poor under insurance cover, the Chandigarh administration has approved the comprehensive micro-insurance scheme ‘Saath-Saath’.

23 agents awarded on Women Savings Day
Chandigarh, April 20
The National Savings Institute and the Directorate of Small Savings, Chandigarh, jointly celebrated the “Women Savings Day” here on Wednesday by honouring women agents and awarding those who had exceeded the targets.

Promotions: Grad engineers allege raw deal
Chandigarh, April 20
Members of the Graduate Engineers Association, Punjab State Tubewell Corporation, today alleged that rules were being ignored by authorities during promotions in the corporation.

Circus — survival getting tough

Mohali, April 20
The first dazzling show of Asiad’s Russian Circus was inaugurated by deputy commissioner H.I.S.Garewal in the Dasehra ground in Phase VIII, here, today. The circus will have three shows daily from tomorrow.




A mahaut gives his elephant a bath before the Asiad Circus that opened in Mohali on Friday.— Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu 
A mahaut gives his elephant a bath before the Asiad Circus that opened in Mohali

Passport issuance up despite staff shortage
Chandigarh, April 20
Even with dwindling staff numbers, the regional passport office has seen a gradual increase in the number of passports issued every year.

Mayor briefed on plight of Ward No. 3
Chandigarh, April 20
A delegation of representatives of ward No. 3 led BJP leader Vijay Uppal called upon municipal corporation mayor Harjinder Kaur and apprised her of the various problems being faced by people of the ward on Wednesday. In a statement, the leader stated the delegation presented a charter of demands to the mayor.

Canter rams into truck
Panchkula, April 20
A Canter (HR-37B-2330) rammed into a truck near Ramgarh last night. The accident occurred around 1.30 am.

Religious sites lucrative for beggars
Chandigarh, April 20
The fear of law is no deterrent for hundreds of beggars seeking alms outside religious places in the city.The police, deployed outside these shrines, never acts against them. A beggar outside a religious place in Sector 27 said he had been begging there for the past 15 years. He was arrested by the police only once or twice.



Beggars seek alms from devotees outside the Mansa Devi shrine. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh
Beggars seek alms from devotees outside the Mansa Devi shrine.

Ours are Mumbai’s very, very poor cousins
Should you be shopping or dining at one of the upmarket shopping malls or high-end retro bars and restaurants at the Lokhandwala Complex in suburban Mumbai's Andheri any evening, there is a good chance that you could meet Massu.

Chandigarh ‘highly developed city’
Chandigarh, April 20 The time series data compiled by the department of statistics, Chandigarh administration, has rated Chandigarh as a highly developed city going by its gross state domestic product.

Lot numbers on boxes, ammo shells different, says witness
Chandigarh, April 20
The prime prosecution witness in the general court martial (GCM), trying Col Vishal Bhargav for alleged misappropriation of ammunition in the Kargil sector today stated before the court that the lot numbers printed on the ammunition boxes were different from the lot numbers stamped on the ammunition shells inside the boxes.

 
CRIME

Two of gang held after robbery
Chandigarh, April 20
The local police today arrested two members of an inter-state gang from Mohali, minutes after they robbed a man in Sector 23 at knife point in broad daylight.

Death in Quarrel
Police accused of tampering

Chandigarh, April 20
The family of 60-year-old Lal Chand Gupta, who reportedly died following a quarrel with the president of Sector 34 market on April 12, today alleged that officials at the police station, Sector 34, had tempered with records and removed certain statements from the record to shield the accused.

2 die in road accidents
Chandigarh, April 20
Two persons lost their lives in two road accidents in the past 24 hours.

 
BUSINESS

Tourism dept on nugget trail
Chandigarh, April 20
Did you know that Chandigarh is the only city in the country that has a cyclorama? What is a cyclorama, some may ask. It is a form of museum where the displays surround the visitor all around. But where is this in the city?

Utilisation of resources
Industry, research facilities must join hands: expert

Chandigarh, April 20
Industry and research facilities should synergise their efforts towards making optimum utilisation of resources available through various schemes available for innovation and technology development, said Dr Mahindra Pal, scientist, technology development board, department of science and technology, Government of India.

 
EDUCATION

Canadian education road show today
Chandigarh, April 20
To highlight the benefit of pursuing higher education in Canada, Canadian Universities and Colleges Road Show 07 will be held in the city tomorrow at Hotel Taj, here, tomorrow from 11am to 6 pm.
Anuraj Sandhu, Mario Jimenez and Sukhmeet Grewal announce the Canadian Universities and Colleges Road Show '07 in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Anuraj Sandhu, Mario Jimenez and Sukhmeet Grewal announce the Canadian Universities and Colleges Road Show '07 in Chandigarh

From Schools
Exhibition ends

Chandigarh :The exhibition organised as a part of the silver jubilee celebrations of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, concluded here today. Governor Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) and his wife Jean Rodrigues visited the exhibition. In art and craft segment, students from Classes I to V exhibited hanging frames, pot painting, magazine holders thus truly exhibiting the best out of the waste. — TNS

Closure of pvt schools
Beopar Mandal stages protest

Mani Majra, April 20
To mark protest against the closure of private schools in Mani Majra, the Beopar Mandal, Mani Majra, organised a rally under the leadership of local councillor Gurcharan Dass Kala here today. At least 150 people participated in the rally and almost all shops remained closed till afternoon.

From Colleges
172 get degrees 
Chandigarh: Degrees were conferred upon 172 teacher graduates, including 14 MEd, 153 BEd and five BEd (yoga), of Government College of Education, Sector 20, today during their 51st annual convocation on the college premises here today.

Students of Government College of Education, Sector 20, Chandigarh, in a jubilant mood after receiving their degrees at the annual convocation held on Friday on the college premises. Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Students of Government College of Education, Sector 20, Chandigarh, in a jubilant mood after receiving their degrees at the annual convocation

PU geo dept to celebrate Earth Day
Chandigarh, April 20
Earth Day Celebrations will be held in the geology department, M.R. Sahni Hall, on April 22. Natural History Museum in the department shall remain open from 9 am to 5 pm for public.

 
HEALTH

Health mela draws 1,300
Chandigarh, April 20
Thirty-three ultrasounds were carried out at a health mela organised by the UT health department at Dhanas village, near here, today.

 
SPORTS


Roller Skating
City lad wheels to success

Chandigarh, April 20
Yet another local lad has done the city proud. 17-year-old Gursagar Singh Jassar has scaled the heights on wheels, making a mark at the international level. Gursagar made his presence felt in the World Championship held at Suzohow, China, in which 44 countries participated.



Gursagar Singh Jassar during a practice session at DAV School in Chandigarh. Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Gursagar Singh Jassar during a practice session at DAV School in Chandigarh

City u-21 football team selected
Chandigarh, April 20
Salahudeen Khan of Mauli Jagran Football Club will lead the Chandigarh under-21 team in the forthcoming 16th National Football U-21 Championship. The championship is scheduled to be held at Hardwani (Uttarakhand) from April 25 to May 5.

Abhinav Bindra Back on feet, Abhinav to put best foot forward
Chandigarh, April 20
Olympian and ace shooter Abhinav Bindra has left for Sydney to join the Indian shooting team for the ISSF World Cup being held in Sydney. Abhinav will shoot for India in the Air Rifle category on April 27 at the ‘All-Australian Shooting Competition’. After that, he will move for the ISSF World Cup scheduled to be held in Sydney on May 5.

Haryana win; Chandigarh, Punjab lose
Chandigarh, April 20
The partnership between Shanavaz (42 runs) and Amit (27) enabled Twenty20 CFI XI to beat Punjab in the Twenty20 (u-19) cricket tournament played at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, here today.

The match between CFI XI and Punjab in progress during the Twenty20 cricket tournament at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
The match between CFI XI and Punjab in progress during the Twenty20 cricket tournament at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, in Chandigarh

AITA Tennis Championship Pradeep, Mandeep get direct entry
Chandigarh, April 20
K. Pradeep of Andhra Pradesh is the highest-ranked player in the boys under-16 and the under-14 singles category to get direct entry in the AITA Championship Series. The meet is being organised by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association at the Tennis Stadium in Sector 10, here from April 23 to 27.

Wild card entries
Paramveer Singh Toor and Navneen Shankar of Chandigarh, along with Gurinder Singh (Punjab), Kamal Kishore (Rajasthan) have been given wild card in the boys u-16 singles of the main draw in the AITA Championship Tennis Series which is scheduled to be conducted by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) at the Tennis Stadium, Sector 10, here from April 23 to 27.

Rohit, Priti win rink race
Panchkula, April 20
Rohit Bajaj clinched first place in the Rink Race-I (Time Trials) event in the boys above-14 years category during the first Bhavan Vidyalaya Open Skating Championship held at Sector 15 here today. Priti got the first place in the girls category.

U-17 cricket meet from Apr 25
Chandigarh, April 20
Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula, will organise Satluj Hot Weather U-17 Cricket Tournament from April 25 for school teams only.

City boy adjudged best at Mumbai meet
Chandigarh, April 20
The product of Chandigarh Hockey Academy, Sector 42, Dharamvir has made his presence felt during the prestigious annual Bombay Hockey Gold Cup tournament which is under way at Mumbai. Dharamvir bagged the ‘best player of the tournament’ tag with his splendid performance.

ADMINISTRATION

Estate office in a fix
Info officer summoned under RTI Act

Chandigarh, April 20
Delay in providing information on the criteria to pass building plans under the conversion policy and specification for parking space can cost officials of the Chandigarh administration dearly.

Pvt hands can draw building plans, says admn
Chandigarh, April 20
In order to prevent inordinate delayed in the execution of several projects of the Chandigarh municipal corporation, the UT administration has decided to allow corporation to get all future drawings, building plans, concept plans, etc. prepared through private architects within the purview of the architecture control, zoning plan and building rules.

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