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Police Upgrade
Admn seeks Rs 15-cr grant from Centre
Chandigarh, January 24
In the backdrop of the Mumbai terrorist attacks, the UT Administration has sought a Rs 15.51-crore grant for the modernisation of the Chandigarh Police from the Central Government.

Cop suspended for eve-teasing
Chandigarh, January 24
The hollowness of the “we care for you” slogan of the police was exposed when a constable of the UT police was arrested from the Sector 11 market for eve-teasing here this afternoon.
Constable Varinder Kumar puffing a cigarette in Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Saturday. The picture was taken by the complainant. Constable Varinder Kumar puffing a cigarette in Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Saturday. The picture was taken by the complainant.

R-Day award withdrawn
Chandigarh, January 24
The Chandigarh Administration today withdrew the name of hotelier Baldev Aggarwal from the list of Republic Day awardees for allegedly concealing facts relating to registration of a police case against him.

Ugly face of beautiful city
Chandigarh, January 24
Chandigarh is acclaimed to be one of the cleanest cities, but how far it holds true can only be answered by residents of Dadu Majra. After living near the garbage of the entire city for years, they are now suffering from serious health problems. Garbage dumping ground near houses at Dadu Majra Colony.
Garbage dumping ground near houses at Dadu Majra Colony. Tribune photo: 
Manoj Mahajan






EARLIER STORIES


Girls perform a skit during the National Day for Girl Child at Dadu Majra on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

LPG-run auto registration
Transport office wants ban to go
Mohali, January 24
Hope has emerged for Mohali residents to travel in “zero-polluting” autorickshaws. As a unique case, the district transport office has urged the state transport authorities to lift the ban on the registration of LPG-run three-wheelers in the city.

Honour Killing
Man, son get life term
Chandigarh, January 24
Additional District and Sessions Judge Raj Rahul Garg today sentenced Jaswant Singh and Sunil, father and brother, respectively, of Parmila, to life imprisonment for murdering her.

AWWA Controversy
Documents rebuff Army claim
Chandigarh, January 24
Documents produced before the Central Information Commission (CIC) by the Army have contradicted its earlier claim that the Army Wives’ Welfare Association (AWWA) is an independent NGO and does not come under the purview of the military establishment.




COMMUNITY

Traffic diverted for R-Day function
Chandigarh, January 24
In the wake of Republic Day function, the UT Traffic Police has imposed some restrictions on vehicular movement and has planned diversions from certain roads near the Parade Ground, Sector 17, and near the Punjab Raj Bhavan.



Cops take part in the Republic Day rehearsal at the parade ground in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Vinay Malik
Cops take part in the Republic Day rehearsal at the parade ground in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

‘Global warming is natural, enjoy it’
Chandigarh, January 24
The hot news on global warming is that “it’s natural” Man has nothing to do with it. Rather, global warming and cooling processes are like day and night, though of longer durations.

Councillors meet to check delay in projects
Chandigarh, January 24
The councillors of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation held a meeting yesterday to fix responsibility for delay in completion of various developmental works and other projects assigned to contractors. Earlier, in the House meeting held in December 2008 , the issue pertaining to the completion certificate by the respective area councillor was taken up.

Vigilance probe into land deals ‘unconstitutional’
Chandigarh, January 24
The decision of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to investigate land projects approved by the UT Administrator, who is also the Punjab Governor, has come under questioning.

Relay fast of tenants’ body enters 24th day
Chandigarh, January 24
The chain fast of Chandigarh Industrial Area Tenants Association (CIATA) today entered its 24th day. More than six hundred entrepreneurs assembled and conducted a peaceful procession through the Industrial Area via The Tribune rotary.

Members of the Chandigarh Industrial Area Tenants’ Association protest in support of their demand on Saturday. Tribune photo: 
Parvesh Chauhan
Members of the Chandigarh Industrial Area Tenants’ Association protest in support of their demand on Saturday.

Smog, Cuppa Mocha under scanner
Violation of Anti-Tobacco Act suspected
Panchkula, January 24
Smog and Cuppa Mocha, two favourite hangout joints for youths in the township, are in a spot over allegedly offering tobacco products to its visitors and various other violations. There were several instances in the recent past when the police received complaints regarding fights among youths at these outlets.

Panchkula Deputy Commissioner Rajender Kataria and Superintendent of Police Sandip Khirwar inspect products being used in hookah at Smog in Sector 8, Panchkula, on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan
Panchkula Deputy Commissioner Rajender Kataria and Superintendent of Police Sandip Khirwar inspect products being used in hookah at Smog in Sector 8, Panchkula, on Saturday.

Three PGI doctors feted
Chandigarh, January 24
Three PGI doctors, Dr Akshay Saxena, Dr Kushaljit Singh Sodhi and Dr Veenu Singla received an award for their research work at the 62nd annual conference of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association held in Patna.

Environment cause of worry: Defence expert
Chandigarh, January 24
The two-day international conference on civil-military relations, organised by the centre for defence and national security studies, Panjab University, concluded today. Lt General Hardev Lidder, former Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, addressed the conference.

These HIV+ kids have nowhere to go
Chandigarh, January 24
Raju (name changed) dusts cars at a busy roundabout on Dakshin Marg while Ajay (name changed) spends his day serving tea at a stall near the ISBT and Munna (name changed) earns his livelihood begging in the corridors of Sector 17.

Security up ahead of Republic Day
Mohali, January 24
Security arrangements here have been tightened by the police in view of the Republic Day celebrations. Nakas were being laid and passengers being checked at the railway station here today.

3 hurt in mishap
Mohali, January 24
Three persons were injured when a call centre cab rammed into the back courtyard of a house in Phase II here today. According to information, driver Mandeep Singh lost control of the fast-moving cab near the Franco Hotel and it rammed into the wall.

Engg college to pay Rs 24 lakh fine
Panchkula, January 24
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has decided to impose a penalty of Rs 27 lakh on an engineering college for using an electricity connection meant for agriculture purpose to run the college activities. The misuse of connection was detected by a team of vigilance from the department on Thursday.

Child welfare panel to be restructured
Chandigarh January 24
The Child Welfare Committee and the Inspection Committee for Chandigarh are being reconstituted Under the Juvenile Justice Act (Care and Protection) 2000.

Auto drivers block road
Chandigarh, January 24
Members of the Chandigarh Autorickshaw Union held a protest and blocked the road separating the Industrial Area and Sector 29 here this afternoon.

Role of students’ organisations discussed
Chandigarh, January 24
Himachal Pradesh Students’ Federation of India state committee yesterday held schooling on various contours of the organisation in the Cheema Bhawan, Sector 30-B, Chandigarh.

Sarpanches, panches honoured
Chandigarh, January 24
The local unit of the BJP honoured panches and sarpanches of 13 villages of Chandigarh who have been elected in the recently held panchayat polls. BJP candidate from Chandigarh Parliamentary constituency Satya Pal Jain honoured five sarpanches and 72 panches at a function organised here today.

Fire officers go wrong with uniforms
Chandigarh, January 24
Not caring for rules, some fire officers of the Chandigarh fire services wear uniform and stars of higher ranks and would salute the Tricolour on January 26.

200 donate blood
Chandigarh, January 24
The security department of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) organised a blood donation camp in the lecture theatre complex of the PGI here today.

New Punjabi Theatre Fest concludes
Chandigarh, January 24
The four-day “New Punjabi Theatre Festival” of plays by playwright director Pali Bhupinder, organised by the Punjab Arts Council and NZCC concluded at the Randhawa auditorium here today. All the plays with different thematic content and treatment, which took the Punjabi drama to heights, were a treat to watch for the city audience.


Artistes perform a Punjabi play ‘Tuhanu Kehda Rang Psand Hai’ at Punjab Lalit Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph
Artistes perform a Punjabi play ‘Tuhanu Kehda Rang Psand Hai’ at Punjab Lalit Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Introduce quota in private institutes: Former don
Chandigarh, January 24
A special lecture on “Dynamics of Reservation Policy: Towards A More Inclusive Social Order” was delivered by Prof Virendra Kumar, former chairman, department of laws, and dean, faculty of law, Panjab University, here today.

Organ donation campaign initiated
Chandigarh, January 24
To mark the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the local branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in association with Desh Bhagat Group of Institute launched a eye and body donation campaign here yesterday.

Punjabi album ‘Jazbaat’ out
Chandigarh, January 24
Deeply rooted in religious and folklore traditions, the rich and vibrant Punjabi culture and literature has been enriched by our spiritual sage, Sufi seers and scholars from time to time, said Dr Sardar Anjum while releasing an audio album by an upcoming singer Garima Noor here today. Dr Anjum maintained that lyrics were always the lifeline of any musical composition and all the 11 songs of the album written by different lyricists bear the common stamp of felicity of literary language though weaved in pastoral idiom.

                                                                        Garima Noor

Garima Noor

Dharna by sangharsh committee
Mohali, January 24
Members of the Plot Allotment Sangharsh Committee, Sector 76-80, staged a dharna outside the GMADA office here today to protest against the failure of the authorities concerned to hold draw of lots for plots allotted to them eight years ago.


EDUCATION

Power conference ends at PEC
Chandigarh, January 24
The two-day national conference on the power distribution system, operation and control, organised by the department of electrical engineering, Punjab Engineering College, here, concluded today.

Boot camp held
Chandigarh, January 24
For over 50 students, who got interview calls from the IIMs, a two-day boot camp was organised here by Career Launchers.

Dancers dominate talent fest
Mohali, January 24
Final day of the Talent Festival at Manav Mangal Smart School was dominated by dancing and singing performances.

Environmental week ends at girls’ college
Panchkula, January 24
Amar Singh Chandel, deputy editor, The Tribune, today said along with global issues, the students must be concerned with immediate surroundings. He was speaking at a seminar organised by Government College for Girls, Sector 14, here on the concluding ceremony of the environmental week.

Vivek school celebrates sports day
Chandigarh, January 24
Vivek High School, Sector 38, celebrated its annual sports day on the school premises here today.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD


Students participate in the final rehearsal for the 60th Republic Day at Police Lines Ground in Ambala City on Saturday.
Students participate in the final rehearsal for the 60th Republic Day at Police Lines Ground in Ambala City on Saturday. Tribune photo: 
Kamal Sachar

Wrestler stabbed to death
Patiala, January 24
It was reminiscent of gang wars normally shown in Bollywood ‘masala’ movies. In a gruesome incident, an up-and-coming wrestler was stabbed to death by his rivals during the day time in the busy Raghomajra area of the town here today. This incident occurred when the security apparatus in the city was being tightened keeping in view Deputy Chief Minister Sukbir Singh Badal’s impending visit to the city on January 26 to unfurl the National Flag.

Workshop on image processing ends
Kharar, January 24
The two-week AICTE-sponsored workshop on advances in image processing concluded at the Rayat Bahra College of Engineering and Biotechnology for women here today.

Photo exhibition at college
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 24
A photo exhibition was held at Mata Gujri College wherein 30 photographs were put on display yesterday. A large number of college students and area residents turned up to watch various moods of the life. Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the university, was the chief guest during the occasion.



A picture that was part of a photo exhibition at Mata Gujri College in Fatehgarh Sahib.
A picture that was part of a photo exhibition at Mata Gujri College in Fatehgarh Sahib.

600 students take part in job mela
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 24
A job mela was organised in the Dolphin (PG) College of Life Sciences, Chunni Kalan. About three hundred students from the Dolphin College and three hundred students of various universities and institutes of the neighbouring area of Punjab and Haryana participated in the placement drive.

Zoos to go online
Chhatbir, January 24
All zoos in the country would soon go online with specifically designed software and would be able to interact with zookeepers all over the world.

Panchayat delegation meets health minister
Kalka, January 24
A delegation of sarpanches of the town and Pinjore, headed by Vijay Bansal, met Randeep Singh Surjewala, Haryana Public Health and Electricity Minister on January 23 and submitted a memorandum in connection with the setting up of the 66 KV sub-stations and release of grant for various projects for drinking water and sewerage system in the area.

Pinjore-Nalagarh road cries for attention
Kalka, January 24
Thousands of daily commuters are bitter over frequent traffic disruption on the National Highway 21-A, Pinjore-Nalagarh road, to reach up to the industrial zone in Baddi.

Jain college holds blood donation
Ambala, January 24
A blood-donation camp was organised at PKR Jain College of Education here, in which the students and the teachers donated 40 units of blood yesterday.

Talent series
Ambala, January 24
Ambala Lawn Tennis Academy will organise u-12 talent series tournament from February 14 to 20 in Ambala City.


CRIME

Husband, in-laws booked for demanding dowry
Chandigarh, January 24
The police has registered a case on the complaint filed by a woman of Sector 19 alleging that her husband Ajay Nahar and her in-laws, all resident of Jalandhar Cantt, were harassing her to bring more dowry. A case under Sections 406 and 498-A of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 19 police station.

Coloniser booked for fraud
Zirakpur, January 24
The police today booked a coloniser on the complaint of Raj Kumar, a resident of Sector 23-C, Chandigarh.


SPORTS

National Roller Hockey Meet
Chandigarh, Haryana continue winning streak
Chandigarh, January 24
Chandigarh will lock horns with J&K while Punjab will cross swords with Haryana in the senior roller hockey semifinals to decide the finalists of the 46th National Roller Hockey and Inline Hockey Championship which is underway at KB DAV skating rink, Sector 7, here tomorrow.

Players vie for the ball during a roller hockey match between Andhra Pradesh and Punjab at KB DAV skating rink, Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik
Players vie for the ball during a roller hockey match between Andhra Pradesh and Punjab at KB DAV skating rink, Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Jeev plays 2 under to be tied 31st
Chandigarh, January 24
Jeev Milkha Singh played a bogey-free three under back nine to fire a two under par 70 and moved up to tied 31st spot at four under 212 on the penultimate day of the $ 25 lakh Qatar Masters European Tour event at the Doha Golf Club in Qatar today.

BSNL, LIC lift trophy
Chandigarh, January 24
K Tanishk of BSNL in the men singles and Leena Dhapre of LIC bagged the top honours in the All India Inter-Institutional Badminton Championship organised by the All India Electricity Sports Control Board here today at Badminton Hall, Sector 42.

Moga College emerge champion
Chandigarh, January 24
Guru Nanak Government College, Guru Teg Bahadurgarh, Moga, thrashed Government College, Karamsar, by 63 runs in a final match to lift the Panjab University Inter-College Cricket (men) B-Division championship for the session 2008-09 here at the PU grounds on Saturday.

Mohali gets tennis academy
Mohali, January 24
To give fillip to tennis, the Total Tennis Academy and Manav Mangal Smart School launched tennis academy on the school’s premises in Phase X.

Teams qualify for semifinals
Chandigarh, January 24
In the men’s section YFC Club, DAVMSSS- 15, Vegi Club, Youngest Warrior Club and in the Women’s section MCM Club-36, Sacred Heart School- 26, GMSSS-19 and GCG-11 entered the semifinals of the Chandigarh Senior State Netball Championship for men and women played at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47.

 



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