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Confusion, chaos at Centra Mall
Chandigarh, February 22
Delhi 6 - a story of pandemonium. If you are wondering that you missed out on the punch line, we want to tell you that it wasn't there at all. Is this some kind of joke!
Cameraman slapped by bouncer

Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who was in Chandigarh on Sunday to promote his latest release ‘Delhi-6’, waves to the crowd before leaving the city. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Bloody brawl at Aroma
Medical students attacked with swords; 2 Ludhiana youths nabbed
Chandigarh, February 22
Two youngsters from Ludhiana were arrested on the charges of rioting and assaulting a group of medical students with swords at Hotel Aroma in the wee hours today. Three of the injured were admitted to a hospital.

A temple in the city illuminated on the eve of Mahashivratri in the city.
A temple in the city illuminated on the eve of Mahashivratri in the city. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan



EARLIER STORIES

Playback singer Alka Yagnik performs at the ‘Star Night Cultural Evening’ of Rose Festival in Sector 16, Chandigarh,
Playback singer Alka Yagnik performs at the ‘Star Night Cultural Evening’ of Rose Festival in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Photo: Vinay Malik

Mohali, P’kula to have cheaper drug stores
Ram Vilas Paswan to open outlets today
Mohali/Panchkula, February 22
Commonly used unbranded generic medicines will now be available at cheaper rates in Mohali and Panchkula. Fulfilling its commitment to open generic drug stores, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, in collaboration with the health departments of Haryana and Punjab, are opening such shops, Jan Aushdi Store, in Mohali and Panchkula.

Drunken Driving
Co-passenger to face the music too

Chandigarh, February 22
While it is common knowledge that driving under the influence of liquor is punishable under the law, many would be surprised to know that accompanying a drunk driver may attract the same amount of punishment. So, the next time if your friend or spouse, in an inebriated state, insists on hitting the road, think twice before joining him or her.

Motorcyclist killed in mishap
Chandigarh, February 22
Sanjiv Thakur (26), a resident of Sector 22, was killed after his motorcycle rammed into an electricity pole in Sector 22 late last night.



COMMUNITY

MC to put up kiosks against UT’s plan
Chandigarh, February 22
Ambitious proposals of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, do not seem to fall in line with the much-professed beautification plans of the city beautiful by the UT administration.

Children play at a crèche in ISBT-43 in Chandigarh Staff crunch at ISBT-43 creche
Chandigarh, February 22
The initiative of the UT administration to facilitate the working women by establishing a creche at ISBT-43 has almost failed due to acute shortage of staff and a poor response from the public.




Children play at a crèche in ISBT-43 in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Problems of Dalits discussed
Chandigarh, February 22
“No new school has been opened in the Dalit colonies for the last five years while liquor shops have been opened at every nook and corner. As the Dalit families are not being issued the SC/ST certificates, their children cannot avail even proper education, let alone jobs,” said Satya Pal Jain, while addressing the Dalit rally organised by the SC wing of the BJP, Chandigarh.

Undisclosed income worth Rs 4 cr detected
Chandigarh, February 22
The Income Tax department has detected undisclosed income of Rs 4 crore by a company involved in manufacturing bus and truck bodies during a survey conducted here on Friday.

Experts: Kidney transplant viable option
Chandigarh, February 22
Transplantation is the viable option for patients suffering from end-stage chronic renal disease, observed nephro pathologists in the ongoing International CME on kidney diseases at the PGI here yesterday.

Develop medicines for different ethnic groups: Doctors
Chandigarh, February 22
A two-day International symposium on “Recent developments in molecular technology” was started here yesterday. The symposium was inaugurated by Prof P Rama Rao, director, NIPER on the campus.

Members of the Yuva Rashtriya Janta Dal take out a rally at the road dividing Sectors 27-30 in Chandigarh Activists flout traffic rules
Chandigarh, February 22
A rally of the Yuva Rashtriya Janta Dal (YRJD) at the road dividing Sectors 27-30 resulted in traffic bottlenecks and jams, which left commuters harassed.


Members of the Yuva Rashtriya Janta Dal take out a rally at the road dividing Sectors 27-30 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Members of the club display their products at the fete. Annual fete by SBI Ladies Club
Chandigarh,February, 22
The SBI Ladies Club, Chandigarh, today organised an annual fete at the SBI officer’s colony park. Kamlesh, mayor, municipal corporation, inaugurated it.




Members of the club display their products at the fete. A Tribune photograph

Winning kids with their parents during the Rose Festival in Chandigarh Kids’ carnival at Banyan Tree
Chandigarh, February 22
A kids’ carnival was organised on the lush green lawns of Banyan Tree School today. Various fun-filled contests were held for children in the age group of 0-6 years and for their parents as well.


Winning kids with their parents during the Rose Festival in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Talk on dream interpretation
Chandigarh, February 22
Dreams, why and how they occur is a mystery and one is free to interpret their significance.

3-day travel exhibition ends
Chandigarh, February 22
A three-day travel exhibition “India Travel Mart” (ITM) concluded yesterday at Hotel Shivalik View, Sector 17.

Letters
Media has vital role to play

EDUCATION

ISB gets possession of land in Mohali
Chandigarh, February 22
Indian School of Business (ISB), which had earlier been allotted 70 acres of land in Mohali Knowledge City, has been given possession of the land for the institute with the state government registering a lease in this regard with its management.

Students suffer as academy changes syllabi
Chandigarh, February 22
Students of Arena Multimedia, an animation academy at Sector 17, today alleged that the academy management had not adhered to the syllabi committed at the time of admission, thereby duping them of their fee.

From Schools
Sports day at Vivek High School

Mohali, February 22
The Vivek High School, Sector 70, Mohali, celebrated its second sports and rhyme day for the pre-primary classes here yesterday.

Tree plantation drive  at Moti Ram school 
Chandigarh, February 22
Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary Model School organised vermin culture composting and tree plantation programme in pursuit of human friendly environment on the school campus yesterday.

PU Notes
Seminar on global meltdown from tomorrow

Chandigarh, February 22
In the backdrop of global meltdown, a two-day seminar is being organised by the department of sociology, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Scholars from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana and Punjab are taking part in the seminar.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Steering panel rejects IWF probables’ list
Trials to be held on March 7, 8
Patiala, Februray 22
The already stressed Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has once again found itself on a sticky wicket with the Commonwealth Games steering the committee out rightly rejecting the core group of probables’ list meant for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.

Punjabi facing threat at home
Patiala, February 22
"Development of Punjabi language is facing danger from none other than Punjabi mothers themselves, who prefer to communicate with their children in languages other than Punjabi, especially English, from day of beginning of their cognitive process. It then gets naturalised in their psyche and becomes an inbuilt mechanism, leading to the beginning of an unending damaging cultural syndrome. Our foremost duty, therefore, should be to change the destructive attitude that we face today in majority of the families." This was stated by Dr Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, while presiding over a seminar on the role of mother tongue in the development of personality, organised by the university's department of Punjabi language development on the occasion of the "Mother Tongue Day" here last evening.

Sketch of accused released
Kharar, February 22
The police today released the sketch of one of the accused in jeweller Satinder Pal Singh murder case.

Jewellery, Rs 4 lakh stolen
Bassi Pathana, February 22
A blessing proves to be curse in disguise last night when Parveen Bansal, a karyana merchant of the town, was in Sirhind town to solemnise the marriage of his son as someone broke into his house and decamped with a large booty worth Rs 8 lakh.

823 examined at medical camp
Bassi Pathana, February 22
The local Mehar Baba Charitable Trust organised the eighth free medical-cum-eye check up camp in memory of Harbaksh Kaur Mejie at the Community Development Centre here today.

Woman dies of burns
Dera Bassi, February 22
A 25-year-old woman of Rampur Sainiya village in Dera Bassi was allegedly found burnt under mysterious circumstances on Saturday.

CRIME

Sisters’ guardian booked for intimidation
Panchkula, February 22
The local police has booked Babban Zaidi, maternal uncle of two sisters, who alleged that he was intimidating them and trying to usurp their property.

Woman killed, 2 hurt as car hits scooter
Zirakpur, February 22
One person was killed and two others were injured in a road accident near Chhat village here on Saturday.

Minor raped youth held
Chandigarh, February 22
A minor girl was raped in Dadu Majra, here, on Thursday.

Car stolen from residence
Chandigarh, February 22
Pradeep Tewari, a photojournalist, resident of Sector 23, has filed a complaint with the police alleging that his Maruti car (PB-08-H-6080) was stolen from his residence on Saturday. A case has been registered in this regard.

SPORTS

Punjab and Haryana High Court clinches title
Chandigarh, February 22
Golfers of the Punjab and Haryana High Court are all smiles as they pose with the Juris Cup after winning the trophy at the Chandigarh Golf Clu The Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, clinched the Juris Cup-2009 by five matches to three in the golf tournament among Judges and lawyers of the High Courts of Punjab and Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan held on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Golfers of the Punjab and Haryana High Court are all smiles as they pose with the Juris Cup after winning the trophy at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Delhi outclass J&K by 7 wickets
Chandigarh, February 22
NTR-Delhi toyed with Jammu and Kashmir as the former easily outclassed the latter by seven wickets on the second day of the 8th All-India BSNL Cricket Tournament 2009 here at the Sector 16 cricket stadium on Sunday.

Boxing trials tomorrow
Chandigarh, February 22
Trials to select Chandigarh (Ind) team for participating in the 1st International and 16th AK Misra Boxing Championships being organised by CABA from March 11 to 15 will be held in SD Public School, Sector 32, on February 24 at 4 pm.

Governor’s XI win Patron-in-Chief Cup 
Chandigarh, February 22
Governor’s XI, Punjab, won the Patron-in-chief Cup by defeating Army Commander (Western Command) XI by 57 runs in a 20-overs game played at PCA Cricket Stadium, Mohali.

Kho kho title clash today
Chandigarh, February 22
A player of Dev Samaj College of Education tries to catch a player of Guru Ram Dass BEd College during the PU Inter-College Kho Kho Tournament Dev Samaj College of Education, Chandigarh, and Malwa Central College of Education, Ludhiana, set the title clash for the PU Inter-College Kho Kho (Women) C-Division Tournament, which is to be played here on PU grounds on Monday.

A player of Dev Samaj College of Education tries to catch a player of Guru Ram Dass BEd College during the PU Inter-College Kho Kho Tournament on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Vohra leads with 5 points
Chandigarh, February 22
Abhinandan Vohra with 5 points is leading at the end of the 5th round in the ongoing Chandigarh Prize Money Chess Championship 2009 which is being played at St. Xavier’s Sr. Secondary School, Sector 44-C, here.

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