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Citco’s best-guarded secret —
discount cards

Chandigarh, February 17
While the Chandigarh administration may brag about
incorporating “measures” to ensure “transparent,
responsive and completely accountable Government”,
Citco, for reasons best known to it, has everything
to hide about its highly controversial discount and
privilege card policy.

Hotel assn says

Oustees stall GMADA draw
Mohali, February 17
Amid dharna and protests by members of the Kisan Hit
Members of the Kisan Hit Bachao Committee protest against a draw of lots at PUDA Bhawan in Sector 62, Mohali, on Tuesday.
Bachao Committee,
a draw of lots to allot
125 sq yard and 150 sq
yard plots in housing
scheme of Sectors 76
to 80 was held at PUDA
Bhawan here today.

Members of the Kisan Hit Bachao Committee protest against a draw of lots at PUDA Bhawan in Sector 62, Mohali, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

All’s finished, says Pawandeep’s brother
Chandigarh, February 17
“With my parents dead and my younger brother
convicted of the murder, for me everything has
finished,” said Jasdeep Singh whose sibling, Pawandeep
Singh, was sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday
for the brutal crime.

COMMUNITY

Fiza: I will take case to its logical conclusion
FizaMohali, February 17
Anuradha Bali (now Fiza), the estranged
ladylove and second wife of Chand
Mohammed, alias, Chander Mohan, today
alleged that the family of the Kalka MLA,
including his wife, Seema Bishnoi, was part
of a conspiracy hatched against her.





EARLIER STORIES


Police summons Fiza, Chand
Mohali, February 17
The police today summoned Fiza and Chand Mohammad to appear before the SP (City), investigating officer in the case, on February 20 in connection with a criminal complaint lodged by Fiza against Chand.

MC sanitary workers block road
Sanitary workers block a road near Dadu Majra in Chandigarh on Tuesday.Chandigarh, February 17
Sanitary workers of a municipal corporation’s contractor along with members of the Balmiki samaj blocked the road in front of the Batra Theatre leading to Dhanas Colony for more than two hours today.


Sanitary workers block a road near Dadu Majra in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Non-plan Budget hike
Bansal overshadows senior UT officials
Chandigarh, February 17
If the massive increase of Rs 606 crore in the non-plan Budget estimate of the 2009-10 Interim Budget for Chandigarh is any indication, Union Minister of State for Finance Pawan Bansal seems to have played his cards well in placating influential lobby of the government employees in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections.

Educational institutes: No parking for cars
Cars lined up outside educational institutes in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.Chandigarh, February 17
The entire stretch, including educational institutes
like GMSSS, St. Anne’s Convent School, State
Institute of Education, Regional Institute of
Education, GGDSD College, SD School and
Teacher’s Training Institute in Sector 32, lack
adequate parking space.


Cars lined up outside educational institutes in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Houses in colonies to be numbered
Chandigarh, February 17
After a long wait, the mayor has in a letter written to the municipal commissioner urged him to get the process of numbering each house in colonies started.

Woman officer’s court martial re-assembles
Chandigarh, February 17
The general court martial (GCM) trying a woman officer, Capt Poonam Kaur, for her alleged acts of professional impropriety, re-assembled at Patiala today after one week’s adjournment.

Teaching farmers online
Chandigarh, February 17
With agriculture proving to be the mainstay of Indian economy in these recession times, CII ,Young Indians, a group of young Indian entrepreneurs, is now launching an online knowledge sharing platform for young progressive farmers.

PU appoints regular security guards
Chandigarh, February 17
The Panjab University authorities have replaced the private security on the campus by appointing the regular security personnel.

IAF takes flight safety drive to schools
Chandigarh, February 17
The IAF’s flight safety awareness and publicity campaign is now touching base in schools. As a part of the ongoing campaign, a workshop was conducted by 12 Wing at the Government Senior Secondary School in Behlana, adjoining the local airbase.

5 inspectors, 80 SIs, ASIs shifted
Chandigarh, February 17
In a major reshuffle the Chandigarh police yesterday shifted five inspectors and 80 sub-inspectors and assistant sub-inspectors with immediate effects.

Admn passes orders to check theft
Panchkula, February 17
Some day light robberies and an increase in the crime graph here have waken up the authorities as Deputy Commissioner Rajinder Kataria has passed some preventive orders for two months, with effect from February 13 to April 12.



EDUCATION

GGDSD gets Rs 65-lakh aid for research projects
Chandigarh, February 17
The faculty of GGDSD College, Sector 32, has brought laurels to the institution by bagging various major and minor projects to the tune of Rs 65 lakh, funded by the UGC, New Delhi, and other prestigious academic bodies of the country.

From Schools & Colleges
Workshop on HIV at MCM
Chandigarh, February 17
In an innovative and responsible attempt to sprinkle awareness among the students, the department of sociology of MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, held a workshop on HIV/AIDS, where young volunteers of AIESEC shared their views.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

’84 riot victim dies awaiting justice
Kharar, February 17
Justice eluded 42-year-old Gurcharan Singh of Balongi, victim of the 1984 riots, who died here today.

Job fest at Landran college from February 21
Kharar, February 17
Chandigarh Group of Colleges is organising a state-level job fest--Udaan 2009, on February 21 and 22.

Students give final touches to mud pots during an inter-zone fine arts workshop at Gandhi Memorial National (PG) College in Ambala on Tuesday.
Students give final touches to
mud pots during an inter-zone
fine arts workshop at Gandhi
Memorial National (PG)
College in Ambala on Tuesday.
Tribune photo: Kamal Sachar

Thieves steal taps, cash
Kharar, February 17
Thieves stole taps worth Rs 35,000 from a house in Desu Majra colony. In her complaint to the police, Rajwinder Kaur, a teacher at Desu Majra Government School, stated that she went out to attend a wedding at Amritsar on Saturday.

Two booked for cheating
Rajpura, February 17
The Rajpura police today registered a case against Baldev Singh and Jagdish Singh of Rajpura for cheating Inderpal Singh, a resident of Gagan Chowk area of the city.

Gold worth Rs 1.5 lakh stolen
Ambala, February 17
Thieves decamped with gold worth more than Rs 1.5 lakh and expensive sarees from a car in Mahesh Nagar late last evening.

Two held for impersonation
Ambala, February 17
The Ambala Cantonment police has arrested two residents of Rampur village for impersonating in Class XII English exam of the Haryana Open Board, last evening.

360 donate blood at colleges
Ropar, February 17
As many as 325 students donated blood at the tenth blood donation camp organised by Rayat Technology Centre of Excellence at its Railmajra campus, here today.

Traffic restrictions for Sukhbir’s rally
Patiala, February 17
The local police has imposed traffic restrictions and diverted heavy traffic from certain highways for the Students Organisation of India (SOI) rally to be addressed by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal here tomorrow.

RIMT don bags best paper award
Patiala, February 17 Sandeep Singla, assistant professor at RIMT Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh, presented a paper on changing environment trends and sustainable development at an international conference.

Lord Mahavira’s teachings discussed
Patiala, February 17
The Guru Gobind Singh department of religious studies of Punjabi University, here, will be transformed into an “Advanced Centre of Inter-Religious Dialogue” for promoting religious harmony.

Importance of biotechnology highlighted
Patiala, February 17
Dr J K Arora, Additional Director, Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh, inaugurated a series of lectures at Government Mohindra College, today.

COURTS

Court summons 2 again
Suspects told to appear on Feb 21 for undergoing narco-test
Chandigarh, February 17
Even as a local court had issued summons to Harnev Kaur and Sandeep Bhau, two of the three suspects in the sensational Prabhjinder Singh Dimpy murder case, to appear before the court on February 21 to show their willingness for undergoing brain mapping and narco-test, the investigation into the case seems to have come to a naught.

HC, HPSC to jointly hold HCS (Judicial) exam
Chandigarh, February 17
The high court, after consultations with Haryana and Public Service Commission, has decided that further process of selecting HCS (Judicial) would be held jointly.

CRIME

The impounded Bolero parked at police lines in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. MLA’s vehicle impounded
Chandigarh, February 17
UT Traffic Police has impounded Bolero (HR-99-BU- (T)-7893) driven by Naresh Sharma, MLA from Badali, Jhajjar district, Haryana, here today evening.


The impounded Bolero parked at police lines in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

4 killed in accidents
Zirakpur, February 17
Four persons, including a woman, were killed and another four were injured in five road accidents in the past 24 hours here.

Antecedents of accused to be checked
Chandigarh, February 17
The police is going to ascertain the antecedents of Pappu Paswan, who had allegedly killed a six-year-old boy after sodomising him, to find out if he had committed a similar crime in the past.

No lead in missing financier’s case
Panchkula, February 17
The police remains clueless in the kidnap case of financier Vinod Mittal and his four-year-old son of Sector 16 here.

Baba Sarup Singh booked for instigating people
Chandigarh, February 17
The controversial baba of Sector-38 based Gurdwara Santsar Sahib and a municipal corporation’s tube well operator placed under suspension, Sarup Singh, could be heading for more trouble, as the Chandigarh police booked him for abetting the violence on the gurdwara premises on January 30, when a team of the UT enforcement department went there to demolish illegal construction there.

SPORTS

Laishram Jenni returns a shot during her singles match against Anjali in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Dev Samaj rout DD Jain College
Chandigarh, February 17
Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, blanked DD Jain College of Education 2-0 in a knockout match of the Panjab University Inter-College C-Division Badminton Championship for Women on the PU campus here today.

Laishram Jenni returns a shot during her singles match against Anjali in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Kang, Moin guide India B to victory
Chandigarh, February 17
Harjinder Singh Kang of Chandigarh and Pune-based Moin Malak clinched the all-India golf team title with the India B twosome carding a two-day total of 6 over 294 in the LG All-India Amateur Golf Championship on the par-72 greens of the Royal Calcutta Golf Club in Kolkata today.

Kids take part in fun games
Mohali, February 17
Tiny tots of Ashmah International School organised its annual sports day on the school premises here today.

Kings XI Trials
Players sweat it out on the second day of the Kings XI Punjab Cricket Academy trials at PCA stadium in Mohali on Tuesday. 50 aspirants shortlisted
Mohali, February 17
Fifty cricket aspirants were shortlisted during the two-day trials of the Kings XI Punjab Cricket Academy that concluded at the PCA stadium here today.

Players sweat it out on the second day of the Kings XI Punjab
Cricket Academy trials at PCA stadium in Mohali on Tuesday.
Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Players’ Allowance
PU body okays proposal for hike
Chandigarh, February 17
Players and coaches of Panjab University got a shot in the arm after a proposal seeking increase in their remuneration was approved by the Panjab University executive here body.

PU Gyms
Sportspersons make do without coaches
Chandigarh, February 17
A gymnasium and a coach, a basic requirement of any sportsperson, find last place on the agenda of the sports department of Panjab University.

 

 



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