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TDI City project courts controversy
Buyers being ‘forced’ to accept allotment letters of sites measuring 120 sq yards instead of 204 sq yards

Mohali, February 9
Another mega real estate project in Chandigarh’s periphery is in controversy. On Monday, the buyers of commercial sites in the upcoming TDI City, located on the Chandigarh-Kharar road, alleged that the promoters of the mega township project was forcing them to accept the allotment letters of commercial sites, measuring 120 sq yards, whereas they had already paid 30 per cent of the total price for commercial sites measuring 204 sq yards.

GMADA denies CLU to housing society 
Mohali, February 9
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has declined the request of the Madanpur Cooperative House Building Society, Chapparchiri Kalan, for change of land use (CLU).

Kalka Encroachments 
SC asks state to file reply 
Adjourns case till Feb 16
Panchkula, February 9
Hearing the writ petition challenging the Punjab and Haryana High Court orders to remove encroachments along the national highway in Kalka, the Supreme Court today asked the Haryana government to file a reply within a week.

Man donates body of brain-dead wife
Chandigarh, February 9
In a noble gesture, a man donated the body of his wife who was declared brain dead at the PGI here today.

DIG manhandled
Panchkula, February 9
Two persons in a Honda city car, allegedly under the influence of liquor, hit the car of a DIG of Punjab Police. When the DIG got down from the car, they allegedly manhandled him.


A girl lifts at a teddy bear at a gift shop in Chandigarh So what’s your day?
Chandigarh, February 9
“Every day is a new day”, time can never be better than today to realise the true meaning of this long used phrase. With consumerism being at the forefront of everything, the list of special days around the year has stretched indefinitely with almost everyday dedicated to something special.

A girl lifts at a teddy bear at a gift shop in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph


‘Youngsters can act as agents of change’
Chandigarh, February 9
Thusitha (extreme right), Prageeth and Mahishi believe youngsters can play an important role in today’s strife-torn world Despite terror alert after the 26/11, India is chosen as the venue for this year"s Asia Regional Workshop on Youth and Peace Building. With a passion in their eyes and age on their side young students from Sri Lanka are an ambitious lot.

Young Turks:
Thusitha (extreme right), Prageeth and Mahishi believe youngsters can play an important role in today’s strife-torn world. A Tribune photograph

Challans for crossing invisible stop lines
Chandigarh, February 9
A majority of the traffic light points in the city are without stop lines and zebra crossings, exposing the motorists and four-wheeler riders for challaning.

Coin-dispensing machine at ISBT-43
A bus conductor operates the coin-dispensing machine at ISBT-43 in ChandigarhChandigarh, February 9
The Canara Bank and the State Bank of India (SBI) installed coin-dispensing machines at Sector 34 Canara Bank branch and ISBT-43, respectively, here today.

A bus conductor operates the coin-dispensing machine at ISBT-43 in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

IT Dept website giving ‘stale’ info
Chandigarh, February 9
Almost a year after the Chandigarh Administration revised the RTI fee from Rs 10 to Rs 50 per application, the official website of the Department of Information Technology continues to feed "stale" information to the general public.

ITBP officer faces court martial for ‘rescuing’ fellow doc
Chandigarh, February 9
An ITBP veterinary surgeon, who had intervened to “rescue” a fellow officer allegedly being manhandled and detained by ITBP personnel, is now himself facing disciplinary action on charges of violation of good order and disobedience of lawful command.
A helmet seller takes a snooze on a wall in Phase III B-I, Mohali,
CATNAP: A helmet seller takes a snooze on a wall in Phase III B-I, Mohali, on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Woman jumps into Sukhna, rescued
Chandigarh, February 9
Alert policemen rescued a woman, in her early twenties, at Sukhna Lake here this evening when she jumped into the waters.

73 toddlers participate in baby show
Chandigarh, February 9
As many as 73 toddlers participated in a healthy baby show organised as part of the India Trade Promotion Organisation’s (ITPO) approved International Health Expo organised at the Exhibition grounds in Sector 34 on Sunday.

Musical soiree enchants audience
Salil Bhatt and Mathias Muller (Germany) create magical music collaboration at the Law Bhawan in Chandigarh Chandigarh, February 9
A cohesive melody comprising of mutually embracing musical notes reverberated all through the fusion music concert organised by Pracheen Kala Kendra at the Law Bhavan auditorium here today.

Salil Bhatt and Mathias Muller (Germany) create magical music collaboration at the Law Bhawan in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Old wine in new bottle likely
Chandigarh, February 9
The 2009-10 excise policy of the UT is set to be old wine in new bottle. Though the administration is mulling minor changes in the new excise policy, yet the broad guidelines of the existing policy are likely to be continued into the next financial year.

NCP to go it alone 
Chandigarh, February 9
The local unit of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has unanimously decided to make an alliance with any party other than the Congress and the BJP in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

ewild wild web
Domain name hijacking

Domain names are becoming a hot property. More and more companies find they cannot get their trademarked names as a domain name because a few good names are left.


Impact of climate change discussed
Chandigarh, February 9
Panjab University, department of botany and centre of environment, in collaboration with eco-transformation centre, New Delhi, organised a seminar on ‘climate change science impact and future’ at the university today.

Farewell given to class X students
Panchkula, February 9
Students of class 9th of Saupin’s School bid a farewell to the students of class 10th here today.


Shatabdi Express incurs heavy losses
Kalka, February 9
The New Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express is causing heavy loses to the railway department.

Memo seeks clearance of revival package
Kalka, February 9
A delegation of HMT officers’ association, Karmik Sangh comprising KS Yadav, LD Sharma, Mahinder Singh and Pushpinder Singh recently met Pawan Kumar Bansal, the Minister of State for Finance, Govt of India.

Ravidas Jayanti celebrated
Kalka, February 9
Guru Ravidas Jayanti was celebrated in Kalka, Pinjore, and its vicinity with religious fervour.

Rs 10-lakh fraud detected
Ambala, February 9
A fraud to the tune of over Rs 10 lakh in the pensioners’ fund has been detected in the Central Bank of India, Mahesh Nagar, Ambala Cantt branch.

3 detained for creating nuisance in town
Anandpur Sahib, February 9
The Ropar police today held three youths who were creating nuisance in the town since morning.

SDM raids brick-kiln
Lalru, February 9
The SDM, Dera Bassi, today raided a brick-kiln located in Malakpur village at Lalru for rescuing bonded labourers, but no labour was found from the spot. The raid was conducted on Monday morning by a team headed by Puneet Goyal, SDM Dera Bassi, including labour inspector Sunil.

3 booked for attacking Colonel
Dera Bassi, February 9
The police today registered a case of assault on a complaint of Colonel Ajit Singh (retd) against three persons. The suspects were still absconding.


High court’s ruling on ‘suit pending’ 
Chandigarh, February 9
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has held the principles of lis pendens — Latin for “suit pending” — would apply in respect of transfers and alienations effected after the filing of special leave petition and before leave to appeal has been granted.

CAT relief for assistant accounts officer
Chandigarh, February 9
Central Administrative Tribunal directed the Comptroller and Auditor General of India to exercise his powers of relaxing rules and considered the case of medical reimbursement of an applicant wherein he was hospitalised as he had suffered from a heart attack due to misbehavior of a colleague.


Rs 22,000 stolen from car
Chandigarh, February 9
Anil Kumar of Kalayat in Haryana reported to the police alleging that Rs 22,000, ATM card and other articles were stolen from his car parked outside Ravidas Bhawan in Sector 20 this afternoon.

Mohali resident held with stolen motor cycle
Chandigarh, February 9
The police has arrested a Mohali resident and recovered a stolen motorcycle from his possession after a couple of hours it was stolen from Sector 51, last night.

Engineer killed in mishap
Chandigarh, February 9
A 25-year-old engineer, Amandeep Singh, was killed while his friend was seriously hurt when the motorcycle they were riding rammed into a rotary near Hotel Southend last night.

Panchayat member commits suicide
Chandigarh, February 9
A panchayat member of Behlana village, Archana, reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence today morning.


DAV-15 trounce DAV-8 by six wickets
Chandigarh, February 9
A cricket match in progress at Sector-16 Stadium in Chandigarh DAV-15 edged past DAV-8 by six wickets on the 5th day of the Inter-School Cricket Tournament for boys under-19 for Adviser's Cup being played at the cricket stadium Sector-16, here today.

A cricket match in progress at Sector-16 Stadium in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Team can improve further: Harender 
Chandigarh, February 9
Even after losing the final of the Punjab Gold Cup by the narrowest of margins, Indian coach-in-charge Harender Singh could see a silver lining as he said that he had set reaching the final as his team’s primary target. “I had set the target of reaching in the final for my team and it wasn’t a one-sided encounter. We gave a tough fight to the European championships and that says a lot about the potential of this team,” said the coach. “It was about grabbing a chance at the last moment and in today’s match they did it. I salute their team for that,” he added.

SBoP clinch Ashok cricket cup
Chandigarh, February 9
The State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) team won the 1st Ashok Memorial Corporate Cricket Cup by defeating the HDFC Bank in the final match played at SD Senior Secondary School in Sector 32 here yesterday.

Hockey skipper’s family faces financial crunch
A hockey lover tries to enter the stadium Chandigarh, February 9
It is unfortunate for our country as family of Indian hockey skipper Sandeep Singh, which has four Asian hockey gold medals to his credit, is forced to reel under financial constraints and is still putting up in a rented accommodation.
On one side where the Indian hockey skipper in the field is showing a ray of hope of bringing back the lost pride while on the other his family is finding it hard to afford his game. Gurcharan Singh, Sandeep’s father, who has given all his efforts to make his son a star after getting a setback from his business is forced to ponder upon Sandeep’s game as it requires a lot of money to afford diet and practice.
A hockey lover tries to enter the stadium on Monday. 

Indian hockey team members after the final match Holand players perform bhangra after winning the Punjab Gold Cup Hockey
Indian hockey team members after the final match on Monday (left)Holand players perform bhangra after winning the Punjab Gold Cup Hockey; and  . Photos: Pradeep Tewari

Ratia wins ladies' medal round
Chandigarh, February 9
S. Ratia played a nett 69 card to cinch the Kingfisher Medal Round in the gold and silver division of the ladies section golf tournament at the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.



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