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Mohali Auction
Govt gamble fails to pay off
Mohali, February 8
LIC representatives being congratulated by GMADA officials after they bought prime land at an auction in Mohali on Friday. It was a calculated risk that failed to pay off. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA)’s decision to sell its prime land bordering Chandigarh as a “single unit” did not prove to be the right decision.

IT’S A DEAL: LIC representatives being congratulated by GMADA officials after they bought prime land at an auction in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Canadian in net for immigration fraud
Mohali, February 8
The Mohali police today arrested a Canadian for his alleged involvement in a multi-crore immigration racket. According to the police, the Canadian, Scott A Kennedy, along with a Delhi-based father-son duo, Naresh Malhotra and Ved Prakash Malhotra, has been booked on the complaint of a Phase IV resident.

Green Theft
UT does a coverup
Chandigarh, February 8
The horticulture department, instead of taking action against those who axed trees in the City Centre, Sector 17, has removed all traces of the offence.

Recruitment Scandal
Two cops arrested
Chandigarh, February 8
The Chandigarh Police today arrested two constables for their alleged role in the ASI recruitment paper leak scam. They have been booked on the charges of cheating and criminal conspiracy.


Hit by bus, one more youth dead
Panchkula, February 8
Narinder Singh, 22, a resident of Dera Bassi, was killed when a Haryana Roadways bus hit his motorcycle this morning.


Cold Fury
Lowest day temperature in a decade
Chandigarh, February 8
It was biting cold in the city today with the day temperature dropping to 15.4 degrees, seven degrees below normal. Never in the past decade has the city recorded such low day temperature in February.

Councillors urge govt to construct DAC at Sec 68
Mohali, February 8
As many as 13 municipal councillors of the local civic body has urged the Punjab government not to shift the site of the district administrative complex to a distant village but go ahead with the earlier plan of constructing it at Sector 62 here.

Participants for ‘Miss Punjaban’ contest held at the Lake Club in Chandigarh on Friday.
Participants for ‘Miss Punjaban’ contest held at the Lake Club in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Time to check global warming: Jagat
Chandigarh, January 8
The impact of climate change as a result of global warming and its implications on environment and human life were discussed at a two-day interactive seminar, which began at the Centre for Research in Industrial and Rural Development here today. The seminar is being organised by the Asian Education Society.

Order to close Chandigarh eateries by 1 am
Chandigarh, February 8
District magistrate R.K. Rao has prohibited commercial operations of restaurants, discos, clubs and vendors sitting by the roadside and on public places operating till late in the night.

MC told to comply with lok adalat order
Chandigarh, February 8
A local court has directed the municipal corporation to comply with the orders of the permanent lok adalat in releasing water connection to a GPA holder in his name and charging domestic rate from him.

Rare breeds to be part of dog show
Chandigarh, February 8
Over 250 dogs of various breeds, including some rare ones, are expected to participate in a dog show being organised by the Chandigarh Kennel Club on February 10, Prof G.S. Sidhu, general secretary of the club, said at a press conference.

Petition filed in personal interest: Resident
Chandigarh, February 8
Adding a twist to the controversy pertaining to the alleged unauthorised occupation of village common land in Kansal by “influential people”, a Kaimbwala village resident has claimed that the petition in the matter had been filed in personal interest.

Ensure women safety
With rapid urbanisation, the safety of women is in question. Women are increasingly venturing out of home, taking up jobs, going for higher education. Time and again, they have to face harassment, be it verbal or physical.


From Schools & Colleges
Minister announces Rs 1-cr grant
Mohali, February 8
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal today announced a grant of Rs 1 crore for the enhancement of infrastructure of Government College, Mohali. The minister also announced that another Rs 5 lakh would be given to the college library for books.

Fake Degrees
2 more teachers in soup
Chandigarh, February 8
As a part of the UT education department’s campaign to check fake degrees of various teachers working in the education department, two more fake degrees of teachers have been traced. These two teachers include Pafna, social studies mistress in Government Senior Secondary School, Karsan, and Sukhjinder Pal Kaur, a JBT teacher of Government Girls’ High School, Sector 25, Chandigarh.

From Schools & Colleges
Painting competition showcases winter charm
Chandigarh, February 8
World Wide Immigration and Consultancy Services (WWICS) organised a painting competition for the students of Classes I and II of Bhawan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, showcasing the winter charm in Chandigarh.


High Court
Relief to Major Dimple
Chandigarh, February 8
Allowing a petition filed by Major Dimple Singla challenging the orders of General Court Martial (GCM) rejecting her plea of jurisdiction, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the GCM to pass fresh speaking orders on the jurisdiction issue.

Lior Case
Video, audio evidence produced in court
Chandigarh, February 8
Three years after the arrest of Israeli national Lior Avi Ben Moyal by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for drug trafficking, video and audio recordings were placed on record in court today.

‘Fake’ doc denied anticipatory bail
Panchkula, February 8
District and sessions judge M.M. Sharma today rejected the anticipatory bail of Sandeep Sharma, accused of impersonating as a medico on the basis of forged certificates.

Asst Prosecutors
HC notice to admn, home secy
Chandigarh, February 8
Taking up a petition filed in public interest for appointing more assistant public prosecutors (APP) in Chandigarh due to rising number of criminal cases, a Punjab and Haryana High Court Division Bench today issued notice of motion to the Union of India, Chandigarh administration, home secretary, finance secretary and the legal remembrancer (LR).

Consumer Courts
HFCL Infotel told to give Rs 5,000 relief
Chandigarh, February 8
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has directed Infotel Regd and HFCL Infotel Ltd to pay Rs 5,000 in compensation for deficiency in service to a Mohali resident.


CHB awaits relief for undertaking admn’s projects
Chandigarh, February 8
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has not yet been compensated for various important projects being undertaken by it on behalf of the Chandigarh administration.


New strategies to handle criminals required: DGP
Patiala, February 8
Punjab DGP N.P.S. Aulakh inaugurated a three-day international symposium on ‘Advances in Fingerprint Identification’, being organised by the department of forensic science, Punjabi University, here today.

Flesh trade racket busted, 10 held
Ambala, February 8
The Ambala police claimed to have busted a flesh trade racket that was being run from a house in Sector 9 of Urban Estate here. The police arrested 10 persons, including six women who were allegedly involved the trade.

9 arrested for concealing recovery of silver coins
Rajpura, February 8
A police team with the silver coins found during the digging of the foundation of a house in old Rajpura on Friday. The Rajpura police have arrested nine persons on the charges of concealing the recovery of old silver coins that were found during the digging of foundation of a house in old Rajpura town. Revealing this here today, SHO of city police station Bikramjit Singh Brar said a group of men had found a container buried in the land while digging the foundation of a house a few months back. He said when the matter came to the notice of the police and it started inquiring into the matter, the men concealed the facts and tried to portion out the silver coins amongst themselves, in violation of the law.

A police team with the silver coins found during the digging of the foundation of a house in old Rajpura on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Bid On Doctor’s Life
Police accused of inaction
Ambala, February 8
The Ambala police has been accused of showing reluctance in initiating action against those responsible for a murderous attack on a city doctor, who was shot at by contract killers about seven months back.


Adviser Cup Cricket Tournament
Dav-15 romp home to victory
Chandigarh, February 8
Finishing with bowling figures of 4 wickets for 25 runs, Rozal Batra of DAV Model School, Sector 15, helped his team thrash Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, by 56 runs in the opening match of the Adviser Inter-School Limited Overs Cricket Tournament held at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today. Batting first, DAV 15 scored 166 for 7 in the allotted 25 overs.

Lakhvir adjudged best athlete
Students of GCG-42, Chandigarh, present a folk dance at the closing ceremony of the annual athletics meet on Friday. Chandigarh, February 8
Lakhvir from BPE.d was declared the best athlete of the college for the current session, while Najma and Pooja Chaudhary were declared the best athletes from the commerce and science departments respectively, during the 26th Annual Athletics Meet being organised by Government College for Girls, Sector 42, here today. Principal Shashi Malik inaugurated the meet. Students from different streams, including those from post-graduate department, participated in the march past and the events.
During the current academic session, students have won many state and national competitions in Yoga, weight and power-lifting, table tennis, badminton and tennis. March past team of BA-I was declared the best unit of the event.

Students of GCG-42, Chandigarh, present a folk dance at the closing ceremony of the annual athletics meet on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Dev Samaj girls lift inter-college yoga title
Chandigarh, February 8
Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, emerged winners in the Panjab University Inter-College Yoga (women, B-division) Championship held at the MCM college gymnasium hall, Sector 36, here today.

Kanganwal Sports Fair
Ramandeep, Anvari fastest runners
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 8
Ramandeep Singh and Anvari emerged as fastest runners on the second day of the Kanganwal Rural Sports Fair today. In 47-kg category kabaddi matches, Bhudan village team emerged winner and Johlan was runner-up.

BTS sets up tennis academy
Chandigarh, February 8
To promote tennis in the city, Banyan Tree School (BTS), Sector 48, has started a tennis academy at the school premises. BTS has tied up with Kawaljeet Singh, tennis coach and director of Advantage School of Tennis, to guide players. Besides him, Anil Kumar and Gagandeep Singh would train the players here. For the purpose, two tennis courts including a mini-court have been set up.

Squash tournament from Feb 15
Chandigarh, February 8
Chandigarh Squash Racquets Association will organise the Chandigarh State Squash Championship - 2007-08 (men, women and juniors) at the Lake Club from February 15 to 17.


Experts dwell on ways to boost medical tourism
Delegates at a conference on medical value tourism that concluded at the CII in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, February 8
The second day of the conference on medical value tourism organised by the CII saw a host of luminaries from the healthcare sector and allied government departments deliberate on the challenges and opportunities that the industry faced today.

Delegates at a conference on medical value tourism that concluded at the CII in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


Three members of a gang of vehicle thieves at the Sector 34 police station in Chandigarh on Friday. 2 gangs of vehicle thieves busted
Chandigarh, February 8
The Chandigarh police today claimed to have busted two inter-state gangs of vehicle thieves with the arrest of four persons and recovery of two stolen Maruti cars and five motor cycles along with other articles from their possession.

Three members of a gang of vehicle thieves at the Sector 34 police station in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


IPO Withdrawals
Investors lie low
Chandigarh, February 8
After having exhausted their cash reserves in Reliance Power IPO, investors are now scared of the fate of the IPO. The insecurity has been further aggravated with two major IPOs having withdrawn this week. While Emaar MGF Land withdrew IPO today, following poor response to the issue, yesterday Wockhardt Hospitals had withdrawn its IPO due to poor investor response.


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