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Conversion policy for traders amended
Chandigarh, February 1
Bonanza is in store for the industrialists in the Industrial Area here. In a major relief to the industrialists aiming at turning the industrial area into a happening place, the Administration today amended its conversion policy.

Wrong Admission
Syndicate’s functioning under cloud
Chandigarh, February 1
A day after the Chandigah Tribune reported the alleged misuse of the Panjab University Syndicate, it was found that admission of the girl student to the Department of Computer Science and Applications was just a tip of the iceberg. Surprisingly, such a serious matter was not even on the list of items in the agenda. To top it all, the issue did not even find a mention in the current agenda.

I admit that the issue was merely discussed and was not on the agenda but it was not unlawful or against the rules — VC

I am surprised that the matter was never a part of the agenda. If it was discussed at the last minute and then made a decision, it’s not the proper way of conducting a meeting

Akhtar Mahmood, a syndic
No such decision was taken at the meeting, as there was no such item on the agenda. However, if something had happened in my absence, I cannot comment on that

Ashok Goyal, another   syndic

Biker killed in accident
Chandigarh, February 1
A youth Mahesh, riding a motorcycle, died and his pillion rider injured when the two were reportedly hit by a speeding truck at the Sector 3 roundabout here late tonight. The truck driver, who was later found to be under the influence of liquor, fled from the spot but was later arrested


The ghosts didn’t have a chance
AIDS control team enters the building only after path
Chandigarh, February 1
If the staff of the Punjab State AIDS Control Society (PSACS) had their way, perhaps they would have not liked to shift to their new office in Prayaas, Sector 38. Reason - the place is believed to be haunted; it has not been occupied in many years.


Recorded opinion can be disclosed, says CIC
Chandigarh, February 1
The Central Information Commissioner (CIC) has ruled that opinions behind administrative decisions can be disclosed to information seekers if the same have been recorded on files.

Army dental unit observes first Corps Day
Chandigarh, February 1
The Army Dental Corps celebrated its 67th Corps Day at the Command Military Dental Centre (CMDC), Chandimandir today.

Oriental Insurance told to pay Rs 19-lakh compensation
Chandigarh, February 1
The UT State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed Oriental Insurance Company Limited, Panchkula, to pay a compensation of Rs 19.54 lakh along with interest of 12 per cent per annum to Rishab Refractories Limited of Patiala.

Tribune Bureau chief bereaved
Ludhiana/Chandigarh, February 1
Mehtab Kaur (94), mother of The Tribune Bureau chief Prabhjot Singh, passed away here today after a brief illness. She is survived by nine sons and two daughters. The cremation will take place on Sunday at 4 pm at the Model Town cremation ground here.

Ashok Sharma
Ashok Sharma

Dainik Tribune journalist retires
Chandigarh, February 1
Ashok Sharma, chief sub-editor of Dainik Tribune, retired yesterday after putting in 18 years of service. He was given a warm farewell last evening at the Press Club by his colleagues. Naresh Kaushal, editor of Dainik Tribune, lauded the services of Sharma towards the institution.They described him a true, loyal and dedicated journalist who never lagged behind in any difficult situation.

Switch on geysers at night: Admin
Chandigarh, February 1 The Chandigarh Administration today asked the residents to switch on their storage-water geysers during the night so that the power load during morning hours could be minimised. The Administration has also asked that unnecessary use of room heaters could be avoided in morning hours. 

Banks vie to open ATMs at railway station
Chandigarh, February 1
Banks in the region are making their presence felt at the Chandigarh railway station. With two banks already having opened their ATMs outside the railway station, six other banks are also opening their ATMs here.

HR workers oppose privatisation
Chandigarh, February 1
The Haryana Roadways Workers Union has threatened to start an agitation on the proposed privatisation policy of the state government.

‘Withdraw sale clause in GPA for relatives’
Chandigarh, February 1
The Chandigarh Nagrik Sabha today demanded the withdrawal of the sale clause in the general power of attorney (GPA) for blood relations attracting a stamp duty of 1.5 per cent.

Respite for director, Military Farms
Chandigarh, February 1
The Central Administrative Tribune (CAT) today directed the Military Secretary’s branch, Army Headquarters, New Delhi, not to disturb Kashmira Singh, director, Military Farms, Western Command, from his post for two weeks.

Admin ignoring Punjabi: Mann
Chandigarh, February 1
A protest rally was held to strengthen the ‘Punjabi bachao manch’ for providing certified status to Punjabi language at Plaza, Sector 17, here today.

Sector 23 resident Om Prakash (left) shows a 400 ml milk packet of milkfed which he bought from a Verka booth in Sector 23, Chandigarh. It was sold to him as a 500 ml pack. With the underweight packet he has decided to approach the Weight and Measures Department to complain about the matter
Sector 23 resident Om Prakash (left) shows a 400 ml milk packet of milkfed which he bought from a Verka booth in Sector 23, Chandigarh. It was sold to him as a 500 ml pack. With the underweight packet he has decided to approach the Weight and Measures Department to complain about the matter

Treat for music lovers from today
Chandigarh, February 1
The fourth Acharya Brahaspati Sangeet Samaroh will be held at the Law Bhavan auditorium in Sector 37 on February 2 and 3. Festival coordinator Dr Saubhagya Brahspati said the event was being organised under the aegis of Acharya Brahspati Institute in association with Sadbhavna Arts.

Medicity: Hunt on for better site
Chandigarh, February 1
Even as the Administration has invited expression of interest for its proposed hi-tech medicity, it is reportedly scouting for a better and bigger location on the Chandigarh-Panchkula road for the medicity.

Man alleges attempt to murder
Lalru, February 1
Mukesh, a sweetshop owner in Jolly village here, has complained to the police that someone tried to kill him along with his family by causing a blast with his LPG cylinder in his home.

Mohali to have women hostel, senior citizens’ home
Mohali, February 1
Mohali is all set to get its first working women’s hostel and a senior citizens’ home. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has earmarked almost 2.7 acres of land in Sector 68 for the purpose.

Surgeon honoured
Mohali, February 1
Dr Pankaj Garg, senior surgeon at Fortis Hospital, has won the first prize for his paper presented at the annual surgeons’ conference held recently at Bhubaneswar. His research paper, “Treatment of fistula-in-ano by a new procedure — Anal Fistula Plug”, has been adjudged the best presentation from among a large number of contributions made by surgeons from India and abroad. The conference was attended by over 4,000 surgeons.



Closure of Schools
Confusion reigns supreme
Mohali, February 1
A sudden announcement by the Punjab Chief Minister in Amritsar led to major confusion among schools in Mohali. The Chief Minister had, yesterday, announced that all private and government primary schools be closed for a week due to extreme cold.

From Schools & Colleges
Manav Mangal students bag top positions in Olympiad
Panchkula, February 1
Students of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, made a mark in the 10th National Science Olympiad organised by Science Olympiad Foundation. In Class three category, first eight positions in Panchkula were bagged by the school with Muskan standing first. Others who got first positions include Anmol Rana (Class IV), Rajat Sadana (Class VI), Ayushi Singal (Class VII), and Madhuri (Class IX). Those who secured second position are Abhinava (Class III), Himani Kaul (Class IV), Pulkit (Class VII), and Shailender Pratap (Class IX).


Consumer Courts
Surgical firm fined Rs 25,000
Chandigarh, February 1
Manimajra-based Arti Dental and Surgical has been asked to pay Rs 25,000 by the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum as compensation for harassment caused by it to a Sector 47-based doctor by supplying him a defective compressor, used in dental chair.


3 held with Rs 1.98 crore
Rajpura, February 1
The Rajpura police here claimed to have arrested three persons with Rs 1.98 crore of unexplained cash.


DAV Club and Star Club teams in action during the 8th Sub-Junior Korfball National Championship at GGDSD College in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Friday.Korfball: Star Club emerge champion
Chandigarh, February 1
Star Club emerged champions beating Lion Club by 8-6 in the Chandigarh State Korfball Championship that concluded at SD College grounds here today. DAV Club secured third position as the team defeated Sector 46 Club by 7-5. Ramandeep Singh of Star Club was declared player of the tournament in boys’ section while Shalini won the title in girls’ section.

DAV Club and Star Club teams in action during the 8th Sub-Junior Korfball National Championship at GGDSD College in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Friday. —Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

AITA Championship
Gurinder lifts U-16 title
Chandigarh, February 1
Local players did not live up to the expectations as all of them lost in the title clashes of both girls and boys categories during the AITA Championship Tennis Series that concluded at the Lake Sports Complex courts here today.

Sub-junior boxing camp from tomorrow
Chandigarh, February 1
The Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association will organise a coaching camp for all those sub-junior boxers (men), who had won first and second positions during the 22nd Chandigarh State Sub-Junior Boxing Championship held in November last year, at Boxing Hall, Sports Complex, Sector-42, here from February 3 to 12.

Sanjay to lead city boxing team
Chandigarh, February 1
Sanjay Kumar of S D College, Sector-32, will lead 11-member Chandigarh state senior team during the 15th Senior Northern India (men) Boxing Championship to be held at Samrala, Punjab, from February 2 to 3.

Vijay Hazare Trophy
PCA select 20 probables
Mohali, February 1
The Punjab Cricket Association, Mohali, have selected 20 probables for the forthcoming Inter-State League One-Day Matches of Vijay Hazare Trophy starting from February 26, 2008.

3 city boxers win medals
Chandigarh, February 1
Three city boxers won medals in the sub-junior and junior women’s national held at Kakinada (AP).

City girl Irina finishes second 
Chandigarh, February 1
Irina Brar and Saaniya Sharma of Chandigarh finished second and third, respectively, in the eighth leg of the DLF Women's Professional Golf Tour which was won by Simi Mehra by a margin of 12 strokes on the par-72 greens of the DLF Golf and Country Club in Delhi today.

Judo state meet tomorrow
Chandigarh, February 1
The Amateur Judo Association of Chandigarh will be conducting the Senior State Judo Championship 2007-08 at the Sector 42 Sports Complex on February 3 from 8.30 am onwards in all weight groups in both men and women categories.

Dig Vijay Singh ‘Winning Grand Slam is my aim’
Chandigarh, February 1
My dad is behind the seven titles that I won in the ‘Talent Series’ held last year, said Dig Vijay Singh, who today lost to the fourth seeded Vilash Khate in the final of the ongoing AITA Tennis tournament being played at the Chandigarh Lake club here today. The 13-year-old, who had been playing in the under-12 category, has a number of titles to his credit, including AITA under-14 titles for both singles and doubles category, last year.


Four convicted under Arms Act
Chandigarh, February 1
Four persons were convicted under the Arms Act today by additional district and sessions judge Raj Shekhar Attri. The fifth accused in the case was acquitted by the court.


DANCE DIVINE: Hema Malini performs with her troupe at the inauguration of film festival in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday. Dream girl casts spell
Chandigarh, February 1
It was a treat to all those fans who managed to catch a glimpse of their dream girl on stage. Her maiden performance, on the inaugural day of the second Chandigarh Film Festival, symbolised a religious tale with Hema Malini portraying as Sati, Parvati and Durga. Showcased in three parts, the show left all those present spellbound as Hema Malini and her troupe took the audience into an altogether different age and arena.

DANCE DIVINE: Hema Malini performs with her troupe at the inauguration of film festival in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari 

Punjabi folk singer Gurdas Mann performs during “Goonj-2008” at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Friday Mann’s magic works
Chandigarh, February 1
It was a red letter day for students of Guru Gobind Singh College as they witnessed a number of well-known personalities, including Yugraj Singh, Cabinet minister Paramjit Singh Dhinsa, Punjabi singers Gurdas Mann, Romey Gill, Karan Jasbir and Jeet Jagjeet who had been invited to perform on the college campus.

Punjabi folk singer Gurdas Mann performs during “Goonj-2008” at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

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