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Fiza still my wife: Chand
Chand Mohammed (left) and Fiza.Mohali, February 23
Former Haryana Deputy
Chief Minister and MLA
from Kalka Chander Mohan
aka Chand Mohammed has
denied the allegations
levelled by his estranged
ladylove and second wife
Anuradha Bali (now Fiza).

Seeking removal of Mehra as CEO
Rodrigues plea stirs up hornet’s nest
Chandigarh, February 23
The reported move by UT Administrator SF Rodrigues to seek the removal of his Adviser Pradip Mehra from the post of chief electoral officer (CEO) on the plea that he cannot be posted in his home district has stirred up a hornet's nest with many dubbing the Administrator's move as yet another step to corner Mehra.

Threat to Architectural Legacy
Capitol Complex being tampered with
City might lose its stake to be nominated for the UNESCO’s World Heritage status
Chandigarh, February 23
The basic character of the Capitol Complex may soon fade out, so it seems if the alterations being done on this “core zone” are any indication.

Spurious milk floods markets
A packet of spurious milk with brand name ‘Vedeka’.Zirakpur/Panchkula, February 23
Kishan Garg, a resident of
Zirakpur, was in for a shock
when he bought a milk packet
bearing the brand name
“Vedeka” instead of Verka.

A packet of spurious milk with brand name ‘Vedeka’. A Tribune photograph


EARLIER STORIES



COMMUNITY

Mayor not invited in inaugural functions
Chandigarh, February 23
It seems that the oneupmanship between Municipal Commissioner Dr Roshan Sunkaria and Mayor Kamlesh is still continuing.

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers and Steel Ram Vilas Paswan interacts with Anuradha Gupta, financial commissioner, at the opening of Jan Aushadi Store at the Panchkula Civil Hospital on Monday. Paswan opens cheaper drug store
Mohali, February 23
In order to make quality generic drugs available at cheaper rates, a 24-hour drug store, Jan Aushadhi, was inaugurated by Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers and Steel, Ram Vilas Paswan, at the civil hospital here today.


Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers and Steel Ram Vilas Paswan interacts with Anuradha Gupta, financial commissioner, at the opening of Jan Aushadi Store at the Panchkula Civil Hospital on Monday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Govt to provide free medicines
Panchkula, February 23
Financial Commissioner, Health, Haryana, Anuradha Gupta said the state was taking steps to provide medicines free of cost at its hospitals.

‘Jai Ho’, say students at Mad Arts
Jaspal Bhatti, along with slum children, cut a cake to celebrate success of “Slumdog Millionaire” at Mohali on Monday.Mohali/Chandigarh, February 23
The students of Mad Arts, Jaspal Bhatti’s Film School at Mohali, today celebrated the spectacular success of “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Smile Pinki’ at the Oscars by cutting a cake.


Jaspal Bhatti, along with slum children, cut a cake to celebrate success of “Slumdog Millionaire” at Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

City celebrates Slumdog’s clean sweep at Oscars
Chandigarh, February 23
It was undoubtedly a dream run at the Oscars as filmmaker Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog
From left: Kulraj Randhawa, Alka Yagnik, Kamal Tewari & Kunal.Millionaire’ won eight Oscar
awards for the best feature
film, direction, original song,
original score, sound mixing,
editing, adapted screenplay
and cinematography.

                                    
From left: Kulraj Randhawa, Alka Yagnik, Kamal Tewari & Kunal.

One of the Subhisksha outlets closed in Chandigarh. Slump: Retail stores shut operations
Chandigarh, February 23
After the initial euphoria, global meltdown has forced retail entrepreneurs to rethink their strategy. When the sun was shining on the venture market, retail seemed to be everybody’s favourite investment proposition.

One of the Subhisksha outlets closed in Chandigarh.
A Tribune photograph

MC to celebrate Holi
Chandigarh, February 23
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) is all set to tread on a new path and explore possibilities in realms of entertainment and celebration.

Foundation stone of Labour Bureau laid
Chandigarh, February 23
Oscar Fernandes, Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment, (centre) greets UT Administrator Gen SF Rodrigues (Retd) (extreme left) on the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Labour Bureau office at Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Monday. Under the Employees’ State Insurance (ESI)Corporation Act, the Union government has extended double benefit to the employees of organised sector.


Oscar Fernandes, Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment, (centre) greets UT Administrator Gen SF Rodrigues (Retd) (extreme left) on the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Labour Bureau office at Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Shivratri celebrated with religious fervour
Chandigarh, February 23
It was the day of festivity for Shiva devotees in the city. Maha Shivratri was celebrated with religious fervour at all places in the city.

Students take part in a fashion show during the Cyanide 2009 on Panjab University campus, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Students take part in a fashion show during the Cyanide 2009 on Panjab University campus, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Insurance firm told to pay
Rs 3.78 lakh

Chandigarh, February 23
Taking note of repudiation of claim by Oriental Insurance Company Limited on frivolous grounds, the UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the company to pay the claim to Gurcharan Singh.

First judicial academy by April-end
Chandigarh, February 23
Le Corbusier's architectural masterpiece will have another landmark soon. Come April, the city will house the first state judicial academy in the northern region in Sector 43 to provide training to judicial officers of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.

Shoulder surgeries less painful now: Surgeons
Mohali, February 23
Surgeons throughout the world are now conducting shoulder surgeries in the same manner in which intelligent hip surgeries are being done, said senior surgeons from France-Francois Chalencon and Remi Philippot.

Pirated CDs on sale, but in different way
Zirakpur, February 23
The sale of pirated CDs is on full swing here and surrounding areas, right under the nose of the police.

Disparity in pay scales
Engineers on casual leave from tomorrow
Panchkula, February 23
Protesting against the disparity in their pay scales, engineers in the state have decided to abstain from their offices from February 25 and proceed on casual leave.

UD Gour Road named after former AG
Panchkula, February 23
The municipal council has named a road in the memory of UD Gour, a former advocate general. This is the first time that a road in the town would be known with the name of a personality.                 
UD Gour

Savita, Sahiba win paper-reading contest
Panchkula, February 23
Savita, Amandeep and Sahiba were adjudged the winners in their respective categories at Parkash Memorial paper reading contest at Model Senior Secondary School, Manimajra, here today.

e-book reader for bibliophiles
Kindle is an e-book reader, an embedded system for reading electronic books (e-books)), launched in the US by prominent online bookseller Amazon.com in November 2007. It can be used without a computer.

Letters
City roads in a shambles

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Special visitors for police
Kharar, February 23
Apart from criminals, litigants and cops, the
local police station is also inhabited by
peacocks. The police station has become a
haven for peacocks that are often seen in
the backyard. The cops say that the birds
have been coming in the police station
premises since 2004.

Pak, Afghan pilgrims miss Roza Sharif fair
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 23
The Pakistan and Afghanistan pilgrims have missed first day of the Roza Sharif fair here yesterday.

Stones of IIT, bridge to be laid today
Ropar, February 23
Ropar will witness a spree of foundation stone-laying ceremonies on February 24. While HRD Minister Arjun Singh will lay the foundation stone of an IIT at the Birla Seeds Farm, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will lay stones of much-awaited bridge and Ropar mini bypass.

Spell Bee fest concludes
Rajpura, February 23
The three-day Spell Bee literary-cum-run fest concluded today at Chitkara with fanfare and festivities.

‘Malaria kills over one million every year’
Patiala, February 23
Dr Karamjit Singh Rai, professor emeritus of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dam, USA, said global warming was worsening the situation by fomenting the rapidly increasing mosquito-transmitted diseases.

Ashok is CGM of SBoP
Patiala, February 23
Ashok Nayar has joined as the new chief general manager (CGM) of the State Bank of Patiala at its head office in Patiala.

CRIME

Brawl over window; 3 hurt
Chandigarh, February 23
Three persons were injured in a brawl over a dispute of opening a window of a godown in a street in Ram Darbar here this afternoon.

Three youths held in assault case
Chandigarh, February 23
The city police today arrested three more youngsters allegedly involved in the Hotel Aroma assault on Sunday.

SPORTS

Players in action during a match at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh on Monday. Cricket: Tamil Nadu sneak past HP
Chandigarh, February 23
Tamil Nadu (TN) registered an easy win over Himachal Pradesh (HP) by 8 wickets in a pool D match on the third day of the 8th All-India BSNL Cricket Tournament 2008-09 here today.


Players in action during a match at the Sector 16
Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh on Monday.
Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

The jubliant team after winning the Panjab University Inter-College Kho kho Championship in Chandigarh on Monday. Malwa college lift kho kho title
Chandigarh, February 23
Malwa Central College of Education for Women, Ludhiana, won the Panjab University Inter-College Kho kho (Women) C-Division Championship for the session 2008-09.

The jubliant team after winning the Panjab University Inter-College Kho kho Championship in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Abhinandan emerges chess champion
Chandigarh Prize Money Chess Championship 2009 underway at St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary School in Chandigarh on Monday.Chandigarh, February 23
Abhinandan Vohra emerged champion after bagging six points at the end of the last round during the Chandigarh Prize Money Chess Championship 2009 that concluded here today at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44-C.

Chandigarh Prize Money Chess Championship 2009 underway at St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary School in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Bunty leads Royal to win
Chandigarh, February 23
A scintillating all-round performance by Narinder Bunty (3 for 19, 73) enabled Royal CC to defeat Godrej & Boyce XI by four wickets yesterday.

Punjab, Binny XI to lock horns in final
Baltana (Zirakpur), February 23
Punjab XI and Binny XI will fight for top honours in the final of a cricket tournament being organised by the Youth Friends’ Welfare Club here in Baltana on March 1.

City to host polo nationals after 8 yrs
Chandigarh, February 23
After a gap of eight years, Punjab would be hosting the national polo championships. The championships are tentatively scheduled to be held in Chandigarh in October this year.

Inter-media badminton tourney today
Chandigarh, February 23
The members of the Chandigarh Press Club, who will be participating in the forthcoming Inter-Media Badminton Tournament, have been spotted.

 



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