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Dimpy Murder Case
Court finds loopholes in police inquiry
Chandigarh, February 21
Raising doubts on the inquiry conducted by the police in the sensational blind murder case of gangster Prabhjinder Singh Dimpy, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Ravi Kumar Sondhi in his order said it was not clear if any of the accused persons had been arrested.

Can’t wait till April, SP tells Chand
Mohali, February 21
Former Haryana Deputy Chief Minister and MLA from Kalka, Chander Mohan, could be in trouble as the Mohali police today categorically told his representative(s) to ask him to send a reply in the next few days, failing which it would be compelled to proceed with its one-sided inquiry.

Housing board yet to wake up to fire threat
Panchkula, February 21
Negligence on the part of Haryana Housing Board officials has not only rendered Rs 92 lakh spent by it 15 years ago on the fire-fighting system useless, but also endangered human life and property at its headquarters and colony.

COMMUNITY

Land Acquisition
Farmers take admn to task
Chandigarh, February 21
Farmers from the neighbouring villages of Chandigarh, under the banner of Chandigarh Sajha Morcha, A farmer leader addresses the gathering during a protest rally held at Khuda Jassu on Saturday. today held a demonstra- tion at Khuda Jassu village to lodge their protest against “unfair, illegal and unjust” policies of the Chandigarh administration.

A farmer leader addresses the gathering during a protest rally held at Khuda Jassu on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph


EARLIER STORIES



Zirakpur MC plans foot overbridges
Zirakpur, February 21
The Zirakpur Municipal Council is planning to build foot overbridges at different places to provide free movement to pedestrians in Zirakpur. The proposal has been mooted after the Zirakpur Municipal Council realised that with the construction of Zirakpur flyover and under construction four-laning of the highway, little space was left for the movement of the pedestrians and number of accidents involving the pedestrians has been reportedly increased in the past few months.

Prepare roster for promotions: CAT
Chandigarh, February 21
In a decision affecting as may as 49 employees of the Income Tax Commissioner’s office, the Central Administrative Tribunal has directed the Chief Commissioner, Income Tax, to prepare a roster strictly according to the instructions of 1997 and verify the clearance of backlog of 49 posts of the Scheduled Caste (SC) category till August 9, 2007.

Sukhbir to lay stone of city centre, hospital
Mohali, February 21
With an eye on elections, the Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, is set to lay the foundation stone of the Sector 62 city centre which is yet to see any new building coming up there. He would also lay the stone of a cancer hospital.

Lecture on contemporary Indian art
Chandigarh, February 21 “In the best of times and in the worst, since the times immemorial, humanity has found solace in practicing and appreciating fine art in their diverse manifestations. Now with the advent of electronic medium and globalisation the approach to know, learn and imbibe the best of contemporary art trends is made easy, just a click away,” observed Delhi-based Dr Alka Pande, a celebrated art historian, connoisseur and author of international eminence at the Government Museum here yesterday.

F&CC Meet
Budget estimates approved
Chandigarh, February 21
The Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, in its 183rd meeting held here today, approved Budget Estimates of Rs 268.18 crore under plan head and Rs 394.32 crore, including provision of Rs 150 crore for revised pay scales to the employees of MC, under the non-plan head for the financial year 2009-10.

Sanober Kabir performs with her troupe on the second day of the Rose Festival in Chandigarh on Saturday. Rose Fest: Janjua, Sanober spell magic on Day 2
Chandigarh, February 21
The Bollywood film music and dance numbers with Punjabi ‘tadka’ added melodic fragrance to the otherwise rosy evening at the Leisure Valley on the second day of the Rose Festival here today.

Sanober Kabir performs with her troupe on the second day of the Rose Festival in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by S Chandan

Bhatti set to make you laugh again
Chandigarh, February 21
After a gap of many years, Jaspal Bhatti will make a new comedy serial ‘Thank You Jija Ji’. The 52-episode serial will be produced by Mad Arts, Jaspal Bhatti Film School, for Sony-Sab channel.

Allottees’ plea to Badal
Mohali, February 21
Members of the Sector 76 to 80 Plot Allotment Sangharsh Committee have urged the Punjab Chief Minister to pave the way for the allotment of plots to the remaining members of the committee.

Defence canteen body stages dharna
Chandigarh, February 21
The members of the All India Defence Civilian Canteen Employees’ Union staged a dharna in front of Zila Sainik Board office in Sector 21 seeking pay parity with the employees working in CSD depots of the Defence Ministry.

Mayor inaugurates library
Chandigarh, February 21 MC Mayor Kamlesh inaugurated a library at a dharmashala in Dadumajra here today. Addressing the gathering, the Mayor said the MC would provide library services in all the community centres and where community centres were not available, library service would be provided in dharmashalas. — TNS

Former NE of Tribune dead
Panchkula, February 21
JN Bumbroo (80), former News Editor, The Tribune, died here today after a brief illness.

Tribune man bereaved
CHANDIGARH: Mahinder Singh, brother of an employee of The Tribune, Mohan Singh, died on February 15 after a brief illness.

Letters
It is estimated that there are always about 10 to 15 stray dogs roaming in the streets of Sector 37-C. It is difficult for the residents to go out side, forget about night it has become difficult to go out even during the day.

EDUCATION

From Colleges
Cultural bonanza at Gian Jyoti Institute
Mohali, February 21
"Pratibha-09," the annual cultural event to judge creative talent of students of different colleges was organised at Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, Phase 2, here.

St Stephen’s principal on a mission
Chandigarh, February 21
Dr Valson Thampu, principal of the prestigious St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, was on a mission here today.

Datesheet on PU website
Chandigarh, February 21
It is for the information of students concerned in particular and public in general that dates of BA/ BSc/ BCom/ BBA/ BCA 1st, 2nd and 3rd year examinations (Regular and compartment) are available on the university website www.puchd.ac.in .


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Women’s polytechnic makes way for IIT
Ropar, February 21
The Polytechnic College for Women at Ropar has done a “vanishing” act to accommodate students of the first batch of IIT, Ropar, who are at present studying at the IIT in Delhi.

Ignoring Govt Observers
SAI pulls up weightlifting federation
Patiala, February 21
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has pulled up the beleaguered Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for ignoring observers appointed by the sports ministry for running its affairs.

Vintage beauties still a hit
Patiala, February 21
Old beauties forced anxious onlookers to keep their eyes glued on them as 32 vintage cars rolled out on the roads of this ‘City of Gardens’ and apparently stunned people with their sheen.

Workshop on role of Punjabi theatre
Patiala, February 21
The Theatre Department of Punjabi University, Patiala, is organising a three-day workshop, which started today, focussing on the role of Punjabi theatre in which three theatre personalities from Norway, Elie Borchgrevink, Mortan Krogh and India-based Loveleen, arrived for conducting the collaborative workshop.

Traders boycott election campaign
Kalka, February 21
Anguished over non-cooperation from any political leader over the issue of proposed widening of the NH-22, shutters of more than 1,000 shops of Kalka remained down up to 2 pm.

Health Policy
Assn demands rise in allocation of funds
Patiala, February 21
The Punjab Civil Medical Services’ Association (PCMSA) did not approve what it described as "face saving patchwork and half-hearted measures" by the Punjab government on health and education and demanded substantial increase in Budget allocation and total review of "Health and education policy" that was encouraging privatisation by systematically demolishing public sector, which it described as "unwise and anti-people."

Man hurt in mishap
Dera Bassi, February 21
A car driver was injured in a head on collision near here today. A truck coming from wrong side rammed into the car on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway this afternoon. The truck was loaded with buffaloes, which was taking the animals to a nearby slaughterhouse.

‘Lift ban on non-Basmati rice export’
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 21
The Punjab Rice Millers’ Association has expressed its resentment with the Government of India and demanded lifting of ban on the export of non-basmati rice.

One held with 30 kg poppy husk
Rajpura, February 21
The Rajpura police today arrested one person with 30 kg poppy husk from Rajpura. The accused has been identified as Gurdeep Singh.

COURTS

Octogenarian fights for her rights, moves HC
Chandigarh, February 21
An 88-year-old Mohali resident found an exceptional way to move the Punjab and Haryana High Court with her grievances.

Inderjeet Murder Case
Witness’ examination to be held at Agra
Prosecution told to pay accused, lawyer
Chandigarh, February 21
In an interesting order, the CBI Special Court of Jagdeep Jain has asked the prosecution to pay Rs 1,000 to the three accused in 24-year-old a murder case and Rs 5,000 as advocate’s fee, as one of the key witnesses has been bedridden in Agra and they have to be taken to a court there.

Dist Courts
Man gets life term for murder
Chandigarh, February 13
Additional District and Sessions Judge R.K. Sondhi today sentenced Puneet Kumar, an electrician, to life imprisonment for murdering 72-year-old Brij Rani. The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on February 17.

Police to book ‘greedy’ guardian
Panchkula, February 21
The court of Panchkula Chief Judicial Magistrate has sent a letter to the district police to register a case against the accused guardian of the two teenage sisters, Ilmaz and Kulsum, who had filed a complaint in the court alleging that their maternal uncle and his wife tried to usurp their property forcibly. Babban Zaidi, the uncle of the girls, was the guardian of the girls.

SPORTS

A match in progress at the 8th All-India BSNL Cricket Tournament in Chandigarh on Saturday.Cricket Championship
Punjab beat Bihar by 170 runs
Chandigarh, February 21
Hosts Punjab supported by its strong batting line up thumped Bihar by 170 runs in a league match on the inaugural day of the 8th All-India BSNL Cricket Tournament 2009 here at the Sector 16 cricket stadium on Saturday.


A match in progress at the 8th All-India BSNL Cricket Tournament in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Golf Tourney
Manav bows out in semis
Chandigarh, February 21
Manav Das of Ambala went down four and six to Bangladesh's Shakhawat H Shohel in the semifinals of the LG All-India Amateur Golf Championship on the par 72 greens of the Royal Calcutta Golf Club in Kolkata today.

A kho kho match in progress between GTB Khalsa College of Education, Hoshiarpur, and Government College of Education, Chandigarh. Dev Samaj beat Ludhiana college
Chandigarh, February 21
After winning the recently concluded Inter-College Badminton Championship, Dev Samaj College of Education, Chandigarh, began their campaign with a win here today on the first day of the Panjab University Inter-College Kho Kho Championship on PU grounds.
A kho kho match in progress between GTB Khalsa College of Education, Hoshiarpur, and Government College of Education, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Azad academy to enroll trainees
Chandigarh, February 21
The DP Azad Cricket Academy will recruit fresh trainees from March 1. Giving this information here today, Azad Academy director Dronacharya Desh Prem Azad said admission would be given on first come first serve basis.

Chess
Saket, Anurudh score 3 points
Chandigarh, February 21
Abhinandan Vohra, Saket Kumar, Baij Nath Prasad, Jagpreet Singh and Anurudh Garg scored three points each at the end of the third round of the Chandigarh cash prize Chess Championship, here today at St. Xavier's Senior Secondary School, Sector 44.


 



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