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Allotment rules flouted by CII 
Chandigarh, April 23
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is allegedly flouting allotment rules of the Chandgarh administration by misusing its complex for commercial activity. This, inspite of the fact that land allotment to the organisation has been made on "semi-educational basis".

World Book Day
Kids on a book trip

Chandigarh, April 23
As the world gets ready to blow out 443 candles on William Shakespeare’s birthday cake (a date much contested but celebrated nonetheless!), April 23 plays host to yet another cake and this one to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day.

Children celebrate World Book Day at British Library, Sector 8, by coming dressed up as their favourite book characters on Monday. Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 
Children celebrate World Book Day at British Library, Sector 8, by coming dressed up as their favourite book characters.

No-Trust Move
Cong woos nominated members

Chandigarh, April 23
With the no-confidence motion against mayor Harjinder Kaur coming up for discussion tomorrow, different political outfits having a presence in the municipal corporation are set to slug it out in support of their views.





EARLIER STORIES

Models display the latest in sunglasses as they pose with the summer collection of international brands at Sector 9, Chandigarh.
Models display the latest in sunglasses as they pose with the summer collection of international brands at Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

HC notice to ex-MC chief
Chandigarh, April 23
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice to former president of the Municipal Council, Mohali, following a petition filed by Gurnam Bindra Singh, municipal councillor.

When candidates were sitting ducks
Panchkula, April 23
The state selection board authorities came under fire for not making adequate arrangements for interviews of health workers here today. The 400-odd out-station candidates, who arrived at the office of the SSB in Sector 2, alleged that there was not enough seating space and no arrangement for water at the venue. They also alleged that they were harassed by the staff and the canteen manager who charged exorbitant rates from them.

Dimpy Murder
Suspects ‘unfit’ for narco test

Chandigarh, April 23
Police investigations into the murder of Prabhjinder Singh Dimpy, who was gunned down near the Sukhna Lake in July 7 last year, have apparently come to a naught.

Rickshaw-puller commits suicide
Chandigarh, April 23
A rickshaw-puller allegedly hanged himself to death at his residence in Burail village this evening following a dispute with his wife. He was in his 30s. The police said the deceased, Kamlesh, a father of three minor children, was an alcoholic and used to quarrel with his wife.

COMMUNITY

 
Fauji Beat
Role models of armed forces

WHEN one thinks of the role models of the Indian armed forces, one’s mind goes to the late Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw and Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh. Field Marshal Cariappa, who is also called “Father of the Indian Army”, became the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Army on January 15, 1949. 

An ECHS patient, who has undergone heart bypass surgery, being taken out for a walk at Fortis Hospital
An ECHS patient, who has undergone heart bypass surgery, being taken out for a walk at Fortis Hospital.

Parking at ISBT disallowed
Chandigarh, April 23
Quarrels and arguments between the parking contractor at the ISBT in Sector 17 and commuters were witnessed as the main parking area has been closed for public for the past two days.

Letters
Parks need to be well-lit

More than 1,500 parks, besides green belts, are maintained by the municipal corporation of Chandigarh, but in most there is no provision for lights.

30 needy kids get scholarships
Chandigarh, April 23
Annual function of Hamari Kaksha-a class apart was organised at Sector 8 Community Centre, here.

Students enjoy annual function of Hamari Kaksha held at Community Centre , Sector 8, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph
Students enjoy annual function of Hamari Kaksha held at Community Centre , Sector 8.

Negative thoughts ‘add’ to global warming
Mohali, April 23
Negative thoughts of violence, ill-will, jealousy, revenge, deception, anger, etc are polluting the atmosphere, adversely affecting not only society, but the entire cosmos.

Religious Seminar
Chandigarh, April 23
The 39th annual Hari Naam Sammelan, a religious seminar, will begin at Baba Balak Nath temple, Sector 31, here from April 25. The five-day programme includes sermons on various topics. A ‘jagran’ and a ‘bhandara’ will be organised during the event. — TNS

Stefania Gulina From Milan to teach fashion mantra
Chandigarh, April 23
Sporting a poncho in the searing mid-afternoon sun and looking every inch the cool fashion consultant she is reputed to be, Stefania Gulina came primed with trends galore. She is, after all, a fashion stylist from Milan.In the city to conduct lectures on trends and forecasts for summer and winter and to teach draping techniques on mannequins to the students of a Sector-8 fashion design institute, her endeavour along with faculty of the institute is to bring students here on a par with international fashion trends.

Club members seek elected body
Panchkula, April 23
Members of the Gymkhana Club today drafted a memorandum seeking an elected body to run the HUDA-managed club.

Residents stall sealing of gate
Panchkula, April 23
High drama was witnessed in the PWD colony at Sector 14, here today, when the staff of the department arrived to close an "illegal" gate at the premises of Naseeb Singh, a superintendent in the Haryana secretariat. His daughter Kiran alleged that the SDO of the PWD, who visited the spot, misbehaved with her.

Their demands blocked, blind jam traffic
Chandigarh, April 23
Members of the National Federation of the Blind, Haryana branch, today blocked traffic for over three hours at the press traffic lights point on Madhya Marg this afternoon.




Members of the National Federation of the Blind, Haryana branch, block traffic at Madhya Marg on the road separating Sectors 9 and 17 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Members of the National Federation of the Blind, Haryana branch, block traffic at Madhya Marg on the road separating Sectors 9 and 17 in Chandigarh.


 
CRIME

Truck driver booked
Chandigarh, April 23
The local police yesterday booked and arrested a truck driver for allegedly damaging a vehicle and an electricity pole after ramming his vehicle into them.

Member of gang that duped NRI held
Mohali, April 23
The police today arrested one member of a gang which had allegedly duped NRI Prabhjot Singh, who later died under mysterious circumstances.

 
BUSINESS

IT growth banks on small, medium businesses: Expert
Chandigarh, April 23
The small and medium businesses (SMBs) are fuelling the growth for the information technology (IT) sector in the North. As the SMBs in the region adopt IT, they have become a major growth engine for the IT industry.

Market panel fee collection up
Chandigarh, April 23
The Market Committee of the Grain Market in Sector 26 here recorded an impressive increase in fee collection for the third consecutive month this year. After impressive performance in January and February, the collections in March registered an increase of 26.87 per cent over the corresponding collections in March 2006.

 
EDUCATION

Scrap PTU CET, demand students
Chandigarh, April 23
Candidates have demanded the scrapping of the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by the Punjab Technical University (PTU) for admission to the various engineering colleges affiliated to the university.

Deputation: Exam format for teachers ready
Chandigarh, April 23
Testing times lie ahead for those desirous of a posting to schools in Chandigarh on deputation. The UT administration has framed stringent recruitment rules, which include a written test.

Absenteeism
Show-cause notice to 2 teachers

Chandigarh, April 23
Taking stern action against teachers who remained absent without getting their leave sanctioned, two contractual teachers - Shashi Bala, a JBT teacher with Government Senior Secondary School 45; and Kuldeep Kaur, a TGT (Hindi) SSA teacher with Government Primary School 52 - have been served with show-cause notice.

Canadian varsity opens info office in city
Chandigarh, April 23
Canadian University Windsor has opened a liaison office at the shopping arcade of Hotel Shivalikview in Chandigarh.

From Colleges
Seminar organised
Chandigarh:A seminar on the importance of teacher education with psychological and sociological dimensions was organised at the Rayat and Bahra College of Education, near here, on Monday. The seminar inaugurated by Mohinder Kaur Josh, chief parliamentary secretary, education, Punjab, saw a galaxy of eminent educationists, psychologists and sociologists from the region who discussed the scope of teacher-centric education system and challenges within.
Students plant saplings at Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh during Earth Day celebrations. 
Students plant saplings at Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh during Earth Day celebrations.

Students told about value of books
Mohali, April 23
Students and staff of Shivalik Public School, here, observed the World Book Day with an aim of making students aware of the value of good books and cultivating reading habits amongst them. A number of books, periodicals, magazines and articles were displayed in the school library. Students enthusiastically prepared book marks giving vent to their creative talents. Their bags were also checked to ensure that they maintained their books and notebooks well.

Earth Day at PU
Chandigarh, April 23
Earth Day celebrations were organised at the auditorium of the botany department, Panjab University, here, yesterday.

 
CULTURE

Two Punjabi albums released
Chandigarh, April 23
National Sangeet Natak Akademy Rattan Gursharan Singh released two Punjabi albums at a function at the Punjab Kala Bhavan here yesterday.

HEALTH

PGI halts work on wall after protest
Chandigarh, April 23
The PGI authorities had to halt the construction of a boundary wall on its land today after residents of Janata colony, near Naya Gaon village, protested against the move, complaining that it would block their link to the city.

Dr. Karanjeet S. Kooner 85m affected with glaucoma: US expert
Chandigarh, April 23
The number of people affected with glaucoma (kala motia) is between 65 and 85 million while a 30 per cent increase is expected in the number of patients of this irreversible blindness around the world during the next 10 years. This was stated by Dr Karanjeet S. Kooner, associate professor of glaucoma services, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Centre, Dallas, while talking to mediapersons here today.

 
SPORTS

 
CFI India ‘A’ enter final
Chandigarh, April 23
The T20 CFI India ‘A’ team reached the final after beating Haryana by 80 runs in the semifinal of the Twenty20 (Under-19) Cricket Tournament at the Cricket Stadium in Sector 16 here today.

The semifinal match between T20 CFI India ‘A’ and Haryana in progress during the Twenty20 Cricket Tournament at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh on Monday. 
A Tribune photograph
The semifinal match between T20 CFI India ‘A’ and Haryana in progress during the Twenty20 Cricket Tournament at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh.

Carrom tourney from May 5
Panchkula, April 23
The Panchkula District Carrom Association is organising the third R.K. Babuta Memorial Prize Money Ranking Carrom Tournament from May 5 to 7 at Saupin’s School, Sector 9, here.

St Xavier’s are chess champs
Chandigarh, April 23
The chess team of St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here bagged the ‘champions of the tournament’ tag in the ICSE Inter-School Chess Tournament held at Tender Heart School, Sector 33, here.




St Xavier’s school’s chess team with the trophy of the ICSE Inter-School Chess Tournament.
St Xavier’s school’s chess team with the trophy of the ICSE Inter-School Chess Tournament.

 
AITA Series
Seeds tumble; Naveen, Digvijay advance

Chandigarh, April 23
ocal wild card entrant Naveen Shankar stunned sixth seed Sidhant Deka in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 in the boys under-16 singles first-round match of the AITA Championship Series, which commenced at the CLTA courts, Sector 10, here today.

Naveen Shankar of Chandigarh in action during a first round match of the AITA series at the CLTA courts in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph
Naveen Shankar of Chandigarh in action during a first round match of the AITA series at the CLTA courts in Chandigarh .

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