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Telemedicine project links GMCH, PGI
Patients will be able to consult specialists
Chandigarh, February 16
Aiming to help needy patients to avail the expert advice of the doctors in specialised fields at the PGI and to ensure high-quality medical services to them, the UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), today launched a telemedicine project at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.

Rehabilitation medicine dept at PGI
Chandigarh, February 16
For thousands of patients comprehensive medicare will soon be a reality with decks being cleared for the setting up of the department of physical and rehabilitation medicine at the PGI here.

Fatal attraction led to murder
Chandigarh, February 16
Attraction for another man allegedly proved fatal for a Panjab University employee, Angrez Singh, alias Naresh Kumar Pathania. Nizzamudin alias Sonu of Dhanas, arrested for Pathania’s murder this morning by the Chandigarh Police, has told the police that the victim wanted to have a same-sex relationship with him.

Tribune Special
Parrots see light of the day, take flight
Chandigarh, February 16
Thousands of parrots of Chandigarh City Bird Sanctuary in Sector 21-B here have been forced to lose their natural habitat due to installation of bright lights on high poles by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh recently.
The neglected notice board, displaying the Wildlife Protection Act guidelines, rusts in the shrubs near the Chandigarh City Bird Sanctuary The neglected notice board, displaying the Wildlife Protection Act guidelines, rusts in the shrubs near the Chandigarh City Bird Sanctuary.
— Tribune photo by Vinay Malik


From April 2, city takes global flight
February 16, 2008
Khaki subdues Red
February 15, 2008
Affection or affectation, you choose
February 14, 2008
Mind the speed trap
February 13, 2008
Jaunt-y babus cost you Rs 50 lakh
February 12, 2008
Chain snatchers on the prowl
February 11, 2008
Demat password hacked
February 10, 2008
Govt gamble fails to pay off
February 9, 2008
GPA holders can now own flats
February 8, 2008

Motorists to make detours to ease traffic flow
Chandigarh, February 16
In City Beautiful, rotaries are here to stay but at the cost of motorists already reeling under the increased fuel prices, who will now have to make detours to move from one sector to another.


PSEB fails to clear dues
Power firm to shut shop
Mohali, February 16
A private firm generating electricity for the Punjab State Electricity Board at three micro power plants is planning to shut down operations as the power board had allegedly failed to clear its outstanding dues.

PETA bats for synthetic shuttlecocks
Chandigarh, February 16
People for Ethical Treatment of Animals don’t squander any chance of promoting their campaign. This time they have used to their advantage the issue of bird flu causing shortage of shuttlecocks made from goose/chicken feathers.

Civil rights activists challenge hike
UT finance dept checks if consent was needed
Chandigarh, February 16
The UT finance department today checked internal procedures to find out if its consent was needed before effecting a hike in RTI fees. It asked the finance and planning officer to clarify if such a consent was needed and whether it was sought in case it was required.

Patient with missing kidneys dead
Chandigarh, February 16
Fifty-year-old Kanta Devi, a patient from Shahbad Markanda, who alleged removal of her both kidneys by doctors at civil hospital, Ambala City, in October last year, died at the PGI here today.

Kidney patient needs help
Chandigarh, February 16
Sita Devi is in dire need of help as her husband Lal Chand (31) is undergoing treatment for his damaged kidneys at the PGI. His brain nerve is also ruptured. Lal Chand needs dialysis once a week which means heavy expenditure. Sita Devi has no source of income.

Sita Devi and husband Lal Chand at Gurdwara Sarai in the PGI. — A Tribune photograph

Sita Devi and husband Lal Chand at Gurdwara Sarai in the PGI

Protest over ‘Jodhaa Akbar’
Activists burn posters
Chandigarh, February 16
Activists of the Akhil Bhartiya Rajput Sangh, Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal today torn posters and banners of the movie Jodha Akbar outside Nirman Theatre in Sector 32 here this morning.

Activists of the Bajrang Dal and Rajput Maha Sabha tear posters of film ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ outside Nirman Theatre in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Activists of the Bajrang Dal and Rajput Maha Sabha tear posters of film ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ outside Nirman Theatre in Sector 32, Chandigarh

Preity, Ness to visit PCA Stadium today
Mohali, February 16
Bollywood glam girl Preity Zinta along with her boyfriend Ness Wadia will visit the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium tomorrow afternoon. The star couple, the franchisee of Indian Premier League’ Mohali team, will supervise the facilities prevailing at the stadium.

Kennel opened in Nayagaon
Mohali, February 16
'Doggy's Day' kennel was inaugurated by Padamshree Nek Chand, founder of Rock Garden at Vikas Enclave, Nayagaon, here this evening. The kennel, run by PETS (People for Environmental Treasures), has in-house medical facilities, including an operation theatre.


PU asks students to pay for setting up centre
Chandigarh, February 16
Apprehending a fund crunch, the Panjab University authorities intend to make the students “contribute” to the construction of the proposed Centre for Study of Punjabi Culture, History and Development of State of Punjab.

Avantika crowned Miss Hansraj
Panchkula, February 16

It was a memorable day for students of Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, as their teachers and fellow students bid farewell to the outgoing Class XII students. A fashion show and cultural programme were organised.

Students participate in a face painting competition during Pratibha 2008 held in Mohali on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Students participate in a face painting competition during Pratibha 2008 held in Mohali

From Schools & Colleges
30 honoured for donating scholarship money
Chandigarh, February 16
The authorities of GGDSD College, Sector 32-C, Chandigarh, today honoured 30 of its meritorious students for their noble gesture of giving away their scholarship money to other needy students of the college.

Student injured in roof collapse            
Chandigarh, February 16
A student Gurjeet Kaur of Class VII at Government Senior Secondary School, Maloya, today got minor injury on her hand, when a portion of roof plaster fell during the class.
Plaster of the ceiling that came off injuring a student of a school at Maloya village in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Plaster of the ceiling that came off injuring a student of a school at Maloya village in Chandigarh


SDM rescues 11 child labourers
Patiala, February 16
Patiala SDM Gurmeet Singh today rescued 11 children working as labourers from various sweet shops and dhabas across the town. The SDM and his team raided various eateries, including Gopal Sweets at Fountain Chowk, Lakshmi Sweets and Jaggi Sweets, both located on the busy Adalat Bazar road.

FIR lodged in bogus mutation scam
Ambala, February 16
An FIR has been registered at Ambala Cantonment police station against some persons on the recommendation of the Chief Minister's flying squad in an alleged bogus mutation scam. The flying squad has been probing into the allegations of tampering with the records related to the Divisional Employment Exchange building.

Rly overbridge to open next month
Patiala, February 16
There is a good news for residents of 12 posh colonies located across Phatak No. 21, as railway overbridge over the level crossing No 21 is all set to be inaugurated next month. The project has cost Rs 22 crore and funds for the purpose made available by the Punjab Infrestructure Development Board.

Withdrawal of train stopover
GM assures resolution
Bassi Pathana, February 16
To resolve the issue of the withdrawal of stopover of 4553, 4554 Himachal Express at Bassi Pathana railway station and to restore the old route of 1CNA, 2CNA passenger train running between Ambala and Takrala via Bassi Pathana, a delegation of residents, led by MP Sukhdev Singh Libra, met Northern Railways GM Shri Parkash yesterday.

Defamation suit filed against patron of nursing home
Ambala, February 16
Surender Ghai, husband of the secretary of the Red Cross Society, Ambala, has filed a defamation suit against the patron and secretary of Mahabir Nursing Home, Ambala city, and 74 nursing trainees in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate on the charge of defaming his wife.


3 snatchings in a day
Chandigarh, February 16
Making elderly women their target, snatchers struck thrice in different sectors of the city today. While two of the snatchings took place in broad daylight, a purse was snatched late in the evening. Two of the victims were above 50 years of age.

Thieves decamp with temple jewellery
Chandigarh, February 16
Thieves decamped with gold and silver ornaments from a temple in Sector 42. Pandit Kartika Parshad of Sector 45-D reported to the police that gold and silver ornaments were stolen from idols installed at SD Madir, Sector 42, during the night intervening February 14 and 15.

Negligent Driving
MC chief’s kin booked for causing death
Panchkula, February 16
The local police has booked a relative of Panchkula municipal committee president Seema Chaudhary for allegedly causing death due to rash and negligent driving here today. The accused has been identified as Gautam, a resident of Sector 2.


Spirit of Tagore Theatre will be intact: Namita Singh
Chandigarh, February 16
Namita Singh, the architect for the new-look Tagore Theatre, says none of the functional aspects of Tagore Theatre are being changed to expand its seating capacity. Tagore Theatre’s alteration has been under question, with renowned filmmaker M.S. Sathyu recently pointing out deficiencies.

City poet to represent Punjab at SAARC poetry fest
Chandigarh, February 16
City-based Punjabi poet Govardhan Gabbi, along with Dr Jatinder Jolly from Amritsar, has been invited to represent Punjab at the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) poetry festival.

Punjabi book released
Chandigarh, February 16
Jung Bahadur Goyal’s latest book "Vishav Sahit De Shahkar" was released at a function held at the Chandigarh Press Club here today. The book featuring synopsis and critical evaluation of 25 classic novels of the world by legendary authors is indeed a milestone in Punjabi literature, said chief guest Dr S.S. Johl.


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