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Multi-crore online trading scam
Mohali, February 23
The police today claimed to have busted a multi-crore online trading racket being run from Panama that had its network across the country.

For first time, 250 treestransplanted
Chandigarh, February 23
In first of its kind experiment in the city, the forest department has transplanted 250 fully grown trees of shisham and other species in southern parts of the city.

7 of family givendrug-lacedladdoos
Chandigarh, February 23
Seven members of a family, including five girls, were found in a semi-conscious state after they ate laddoos laced with a sedative substance late last night.

LPG-run van catches fire
Chandigarh, February 23
Two persons in a Maruti van fitted with an LPG cylinder had a miraculous escape today when the vehicle caught fire due to a short circuit.


Serve hapless children: Rotarian
Panchkula, February 23
Suchitra Mitra welcomes Carolyn E. Jones at a conference of the Rotary International District 3080 in Panchkula Her concern for the children in Russia earned her the honour of taking over as the first woman trustee of the board of directors of the Rotary Foundation.

Suchitra Mitra welcomes Carolyn E. Jones at a conference of the Rotary International District 3080 in Panchkula on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


Decision on judicial complex to be reviewed: Sukhbir
Mohali, February 23
Harsimrat Badal, wife of Sukhbir Badal, gives away a prize to a student in Mohali Decision to establish a district administrative and judicial complex in village Sanetta will be reviewed by the government. Stating this here today, the Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal, said he was not aware that the proposed site for the complex was about 20 km away from Mohali township.

Harsimrat Badal, wife of Sukhbir Badal, gives away a prize to a student in Mohali on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Rs 2-crore grant hangs fire 
Mohali, February 23
Notwithstanding the fact that development of the town is suffering, the government has once again granted a stay on estimates for development works worth around Rs 2 crore cleared by the municipal council at a meeting held last month.

Rose fest draws crowd on Day-2
Chandigarh, February 23
The second day of the 36th Chandigarh Rose Festival witnessed heavy rush today. UT home secretary Krishna Mohan claimed that over 1.5 lakh people had already visited the Rose Garden in the first two days. Rose prince and princess competition for children below three years was organised and the president of the Indian Council for Child Welfare, Jean Rodrigues, was the chief guest.

(Top row) Rose Princes — Gravit Bali, Aarav Gupta, Mihir Dudani; and (bottom row) Rose Princesses — Riddhi Sharda, Adaa Singh and Poornima at the Rose Festival in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Row over Manekshaw baseless: Daughter
Chandigarh, February 23
Refusing to comment on the controversy generated by television interviews on the role of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in the Indo-Pak war, his daughter Maja Daruwala today simply dismissed it as baseless and crap, based on hearsay.

Seven jhuggis gutted 
Mohali, February 23
Seven jhuggis were gutted at village Matour, near here on Saturday. However, no loss of life has been reported.

Unchhar Express delayed
Chandigarh, February 23
Passengers travelling aboard the Unchhar Express, that runs between Allahabad and Chandigarh, had a harrowing time as the train was running eleven hours behind its schedule timings today. The train, which was supposed to reach the station here at 9.25 am, finally arrived at 8 pm.

Make city pedestrian friendly


From Schools & Colleges
Himshika Bhutani is Ms Biotech

Chandigarh, February 23
The department of biotechnology, DAV College, Sector 10, organised a farewell ‘ADIEU-2008’ for B.sc (Biotech) honours students. Karan Sharma was declared Mr Biotech and Himshikha Bhutani was Ms Biotech . Karan was also awarded with student of the year award.

PU Notes
Seminar on ‘Indian Ideas of Freedom’ concludes

Chandigarh, February 23
The national seminar on the theme “Indian Ideas of Freedom” organised by the department of political science, PU, concluded here today. Prof Valerian Rodrigues and Prof Gopal Guru, both from JNU, New Delhi, focused on the theme of Ambedkar, Dalits and freedom.

Science exhibition
Chandigarh, February 23
A science exhibition was conducted by students of class 6 to 8 at Saupin's School, here today. The theme of the day was "Energy". It brought forth the message of using alternative sources of energy.

Gifts for blind students
Chandigarh, February 23
Arun Grover, managing director of Amartex Industries Ltd, a business group, presented 80 gift packs of the company’s clothing to society for the care of blind for its school students in Sector 26 here.

Regular education for eunuchs
Chandigarh, February 23
Education department decided to introduce education for eunuchs in regular schools. It has been decided to open special education centre for such children. Eunuchs will now be included in Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan as their matter is also being taken up with the Central Government.


Notice slapped on ex-principal
Chandigarh, February 23
The case related to the alleged bungling Rs 42 lakhs at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, has taken a new turn with the management of Sikh Educational Society (SES) slapping a show-cause notice on the former principal Kuldeep Singh.The management has also sent a letter to the DPI(C) apprising him about the issue. Sources said a thirty-day time period has been given to Kuldeep to file his reply on why he should not be dismissed from services.


‘No harassment of any assessee during survey’
Patiala, February 23
Rupinder Kaur Brar, additional commissioner of income tax department, Patiala, has assured the District Taxation Bar Association (DTBA) that there will be no harassment to any assessee during the survey. Brar was addressing a seminar today on the topic of ‘Survey under the Income Tax Act, 1961’ held at Rajindra Gymkhana and Mahendra Club. The seminar was organised by the DTBA.

Internet still evades this town
Bassi Pathana, February 23
This is the only town in Patiala division of telecom circle, which is deprived of broadband to access the Internet.


4 city hockey players in India camp
Chandigarh, February 23
Bringing laurels to the city, four budding hockey players of Chandigarh Hockey Academy (CHA) made it to the India camp.

Athletics Meet: Mokham declared best athlete
Chandigarh, February 23
Mokham Singh of MA-I was declared the best athlete in the 24th Annual Athletic Meet of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, that concluded at the college premises here today.

Dev Samaj College move ahead 
Chandigarh, February 23
Local Dev Samaj College of Education for Women, Sector 36, moved ahead as the team beat DAV College, Malout, by 2-1 in the Panjab University Inter-College Badminton B-Division (women) Tournament being held at PU gymnasium hall here today.

Bhatti bids at ‘sports mandi’ 
Jaspal Bhatti and his team bid at “sports mandi”, in Sector 17, ChandigarhChandigarh, February 23
The big, fat, cricket auction may have ended for M.S. Dhoni and others in his league, but for Jaspal Bhatti it has only begun. The satirist was back in action at the Sector 17 plaza today, where he organised a huge sports “mandi”. The event saw Bhatti and his comrades from the Nonsense Club auctioning players of hockey, football, kabaddi and athletics.

Jaspal Bhatti and his team bid at “sports mandi”, in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan 


Respiratory diseases on rise in Indian kids
Chandigarh, February 23
Even as developed countries are fighting lifestyle diseases, the children of the third world continue to be at the receiving end of the traditional diseases like respiratory infections and tuberculosis (TB).


Suicide abetment: 2 held
Chandigarh, February 23
A day after a woman committed suicide at her residence in Sector 22, the police today arrested her husband and brother-in-law on charges of abetment to suicide under Section 306 of the IPC. Arshi Sharma hung herself from the ceiling fan with a dupatta at around 3.30 pm yesterday. 

3 involved in snatchings held
Panchkula, February 23
The police here have arrested three members of the gang involved in snatching incidents reported from the tricity recently. The accused were nabbed on Meerut road in Karnal district in the afternoon today and will be produced in court tomorrow.



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