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Rape In Security Zone
Can’t get any worse, say city women

Chandigarh, February 21
The shocking rape of a woman inside the official quarters of Haryana Raj Bhavan in the wee hours today and the rising incidents of chain snatching in the city has raised fresh fears in the minds of women regarding their own safety and that of their kin.

Sarpanch hurt in clash over land
Police at Khudda Ali Sher village following a dispute over land between two parties on ThursdayChandigarh, February 21
Tension prevailed in Khudda Ali Sher village this morning when a group of armed men assaulted the village sarpanch, injuring him grievously, following a dispute over a piece of land.

Police at Khudda Ali Sher village following a dispute over land between two parties on Thursday. —Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

2 killed in accidents
Chandigarh, February 21
A 24-year-old man died in a road accident after his motorcycle rammed into a berm on the road dividing Sectors 34 and 35 here last night. In another incident, a cyclist was killed after being hit by a truck.

Chandigarh Ungoverned
Beggars take over ‘world-class city’
Chandigarh, February 21
In 2000, the then UT inspector-general of police R.P. Singh ordered a major drive against beggars operating from the Sector 22 Aroma light point. When the raiding team reached the spot, they were shocked to find the junction clear. Intimated in advance of the impending drive, the mendicants had vanished, exposing the police-beggar nexus.



Fish Death
Algae overgrowth, toxicity responsible: Experts
Chandigarh, February 21
The habitat of fish needs to be improved in the Sukhna waters in order check fish mortality, say experts. The recent death of fish may be due to high density of aquatic fauna or increase in water toxicity, they feel. Pollution, siltation, faulty water management practices, etc., are also responsible for the decline of the aquatic fauna.
AS FAIR AS A ROSE: A visitor smells a rose at the Rose Garden in Chandigarh on Thursday.
AS FAIR AS A ROSE: A visitor smells a rose at the Rose Garden in Chandigarh on Thursday. —Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Rose festival results 
Chandigarh, February 21
On the eve of the Rose festival, UT administration today declared results of various categories of awards. The results have been categorised under Classes-D (individual awards) and E (organisation awards).

2.5 lakh visitors expected
Chandigarh, February 21
As many as 2.5 lakh visitors are expected to visit the 36th Rose Festival beginning tomorrow. The three-day bonanza will be inaugurated by the UT administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd).

Rejig of wards sets stage for MC poll
Zirakpur, February 21
With the notification of proposed delimitation of wards by the department of local bodies, the stage has been set for Zirakpur Municipal council elections.

Road sans zebra crossings
Zebra crossings missing next to the divider passages in Mohali on ThursdayMohali, February 21
The road entering Mohali from Chandigarh, from village Kajheri side, that divides Phase 7 and phase 3B1 is in a terrible condition. At many places the metal divide on this road is cut to allow walkers to cross over and zebra crossings are totally missing.

Zebra crossings missing next to the divider passages in Mohali on Thursday. —Tribune Photo by Vicky Gharu

Power Pangs 
PSEB decision may ruin industry
Mohali, February 21
Members of Mohali Industries Association have expressed their anguish over Punjab State Electricity Board’s decision to increase the compulsory weekly power cuts to two consecutive days instead of one. The industry was already suffering due to one day compulsory weekly off and this two-day rule has added to the troubles.

Child run over by tipper
Panchkula, February 21
A two-and-a-half-year-old child was killed when a tipper ran over her in Sector 5 here today. Uma, daughter of a labourer, was palying near a work site at the time of the incident.
POWER BREAKFAST: A squirrel gets its quota of calcium outside the Rose Garden canteen in Chandigarh
POWER BREAKFAST: A squirrel gets its quota of calcium outside the Rose Garden canteen in Chandigarh. —Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Interviews of PU teachers postponed again
Chandigarh, February 21
The endless wait for promotion of the Panjab University faculty stretches on with the university authorities postponing these yet another time. Under the CAS (career advancement scheme), interviews for promotion of teachers are being delayed from the past two years.

82 donate blood
Chandigarh, February 21
A blood donation camp was organised here today by the Market Association, Sector 15-D, to commemorate the first death anniversary of Rattan Lal Goel, a veteran blood donor. Goel was distinguished blood donor having donated blood  for 84 times.

No one defrauded, claims Unicon Securities
Chandigarh, February 21
Unicon Securities has rebutted the allegations levelled against it by Sonali Gupta, accusing the company of defrauding her by indulging in day trading of her shares.

This letter refers to a report ‘Brokers dupe first-time investors’ that was in Chandigarh Tribune on February 18. This is quite surprising that a city broker has duped first time investor by selling her shares without her knowledge.


From Schools & Colleges
Manav Mangal constructs auditorium
Mohali, February 21
In order to develop stage confidence among students, Manav Mangal Smart School, Phase X, here has constructed an auditorium having a seating capacity of 900 people.


Consumer Court
Dry cleaners fined Rs 15,000 for ruining sarees

Chandigarh, February 21
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed DryWay dry cleaners, Sector 10, to pay a compensation of Rs 15,000 for damaging sarees of a Sector 21 resident. The appellant, Amardeep Singh, stated that he had given two sarees for dry cleaning. He alleged that when he went to take the sarees, he was shocked to see the embroidery damaged.


Screening of ‘Jodha Akbar’ banned
Activists of Rajput Sabha take out protest march in Ambala on Thursday.cAmbala, February 21
Deputy commissioner Mohammad Shayin today imposed a ban on the screening of the film ‘Jodha Akbar’ in the cinema halls of the district. The order will be executed with immediate effect.
The film is being screened in two of the cinema halls of Ambala Cantt and in one in Ambala City.

Activists of Rajput Sabha take out protest march in Ambala on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Scooterist killed in road accident
Bassi Pathana, February 21
One person was killed and another seriously injured in a road accident near village Peerjain, here last night. Gurmeet Singh (45) and Mandeep Singh (42), working as driver and conductor with Libra Bus, were returning to their native village Isherhail last night on a scooter after parking the bus at Sirhind.

Kidnapping case solved, one held
Bassi Pathana, February 21
With the arrest of dreaded criminal Sukhwinder Singh alias Sukhi, a resident of Newanshahar Badala near Kharar, Bassi Pathana police claims to have solved the mystery behind the sensational attempt to kidnap a Class 8th student belonging to Sangrur district.

Diarrhoea scare
Ambala, February 21
Around two dozen residents, including five children, of village Janetpur, close to Ambala City, were detected with symptoms of diarrhoea today evening. Some of the patients were taken to the primary health centre at Panjokra. Later they were discharged.


First Indian Grand Prix Athletics Meet
Basant Bahadur sets new national record
Patiala, February 21
The first Indian Grand Prix Athletics Meet concluded at the NIS synthetic track today. Basant Bahadur’s new national record in the 50km walk was the highlight of the one-day meet, which assumed all the more significance because of its proximity to the Beijing Olympics.

Pradeep Gokal wins 800m
Panchkula, February 21
Pradeep Gokal of Mumbai won 800m in the men’s category in the All India Civil Services Athletic Championship at Panchkula, while Jitender Singh and A.S. Pramod finished second and third, respectively.

Malwa College lift title
Chandigarh, February 21
Malwa Central College of Education, Ludhiana, won the Panjab University Inter-College Kho-Kho ( Women) Championship while Dev Samaj College of Education for Women, Sector 36, got second position.


PGI fund for poor gets ‘richer’
GAIL donates Rs 9 lakh
Chandigarh, February 21
The Poor Patient Welfare Fund of the PGI, a unique initiative to fund the treatment of the underprivileged sections of society, got ‘richer’ today. In a gesture worth-emulating by individuals and corporates, Gas Authority of Indian Limited (GAIL) today chipped in with an amount of Rs 9 lakh for the fund as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR).

‘Conduct clinical trials ethically’
Chandigarh February 21
The fourth day of the ongoing national workshop on clinical pharmacology at PGI started with a demonstration of various clinical pharmacological methods to equip the delegates with knowledge on conducting cardiovascular, psychopharmacological tests and pharmacokinetic tests in a validated way.

Rare breast cancer surgery performed
Mohali, February 21
The Ivy hospital doctors here claim to have performed a rare breast conservative surgery (BCS) on a 34-year old cancer patient. The six-hour long surgery conducted by Dr Vijay Bansal, consultant oncosurgeon at the hospital, aimed at removing the cancerous cells while retaining the breast with implants.


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