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Sector-17 Plaza
MC zero tolerance on encroachers fail

Chandigarh, March 7
Making Sector-17 Plaza encroachment-free seems to
be a distant dream for the local municipal corporation,
as despite move to curb the menace, it remains
encroachers’ paradise.

Waste Water Discharge
Council stages dharna against officials
Mohali, March 7
City residents have taken up cudgels against the Punjab and UT authorities for discharging untreated sullage into seasonal rivulets, traversing through the city.

COMMUNITY

Meena is inspiring slum kids to realise their dreams through education. Girl with reformist zeal
Chandigarh, March 7
Meena has not been able to
watch “Slumdog Millionaire”
but has heard a lot about
the movie. So much so that
she has decided to take her
batch of 70 students to a
cinema hall after they finish
with their exams.
Class apart: Meena is inspiring slum kids to realise their dreams through education. Photo: Pradeep Tewari

PU fire-fighting project only on paper
Chandigarh, March 7
The Panjab University campus, which is buzzing
with various activities as international and national
delegates are participating in various seminars and
functions, the authorities surprisingly are least
concerned about their safety.

BSP can make dent in Congress vote
bank: Jain

Chandigarh, March 7
Predicting the role of anti-incumbency factor in the Chandigarh parliamentary seat, BJP candidate Satya Pal Jain said the BSP’s emergence would make a dent in the Congress vote bank.

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EARLIER STORIES


450 RJD members join BSP

Chandigarh, March 7
To strengthen the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) more than 450 members of Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) joined the former in a meeting held at ward number 13 here today.

Exhibition on plight of Kashmiri Pandits
A visitor walks past photographs depicting the plight of Kashmiri Pandits who had to flee from their homes due to ongoing militancy.Chandigarh, March 7
People forced to live in the makeshift
accommodation; an infant crying next to
her murdered father; a father collecting
the last remains of his young son; a
religious place being destroyed or a
bomb blast lighting up the background
of the Dal Lake.

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS: A visitor walks past photographs depicting the plight of Kashmiri Pandits who had to flee from their homes due to ongoing militancy. Tribune photo: Kamal Kishore

Girls take part in an event during the Women’s Day celebrations. Abandoning girl child on rise
Chandigarh, March 7
The beautifully designed city, which flaunts its high literacy rate, will be celebrating the liberation of women with the International Women’s Day tomorrow.

Girls take part in an event during the Women’s Day celebrations. — A Tribune photograph


From left: a labourer sweeps the road; abandoned children at Mother Teresa Home; activists take out a procession in Chandigarh on Saturday.
From left: a labourer sweeps the road; abandoned children at Mother Teresa Home; activists take out a procession in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photographs

Contradictory orders by Army
Thousands deprived of medical cover
Chandigarh, March 7
Directives issued by the Directorate General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS), apparently in contradiction of the presidential sanction and army orders, have deprived thousands of ex-officers and their dependants of medical cover at military hospitals.
Pop singer Mika performs in ‘Jhankaar-2009’ at the Punjab University in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Pop singer Mika performs in ‘Jhankaar-2009’ at the Punjab University in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

IT Dept detects Rs 25 cr in survey
Chandigarh, March 7
Income Tax officials unearthed unaccounted money worth Rs 25 crore from Preet Land Promoter and Developer, Mohali, during a survey conducted here yesterday.

Withholding of draw of lots
Dharna against GMADA
Mohali, March 7
Members of the Plot Allotment Sangharsh Committee, Sector 76 to Sector 80, staged a dharna outside the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority’s office in protest against the failure of the authorities concerned to hold a draw of lots for the remaining plots.

Development in villages on paper only
Chandigarh, March 7
Tall claims of the Municipal Corporation authorities to bring villages under its jurisdiction on a par with the city fall flat going by the slow, and in many cases even negligible, development.

A physically-challenged man watches a street play on road safety in Chandigarh on Saturday. NGO stages play on road safety
Chandigarh, March 7
The Traffic police in association with the NGO
Arrive Safe organised a play “Sadak Mere Baap”
to spread awareness about traffic rules in Sector
22, here today.

AVID LEARNER: A physically-challenged man watches a street play on road safety in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Kamal Kishore

AVM Thakral inspects Air Force High Grounds
Chandigarh, March 7
Air Vice Marshal BL Thakral, Senior Maintenance Staff Officer, Training Command, was on an inspection visit to Air Force Station High Grounds here today.

Free medicare for freedom fighters’ spouses
Chandigarh, March 7
The Chandigarh Administration has clarified that the free medical facility to the surviving freedom fighters living in the city includes their spouses also.

NRI doc to perform eye surgeries
Chandigarh, March 7
Dr Harinderjit Singh, a retina, macula and vitreous specialist in America, will perform surgeries for poor patients over four days on charity basis under NGO Roshni on the premises of Grewal Eye Institute (GEI).

Speaking Out
‘Women need to know their strength’
With the International Women’s Day today, the Chandigarh Tribune does a reality check with women from various spheres of life on the way the city treats the fairer sex.

EDUCATION

From Schools & Colleges
Girls encouraged to learn vocational skills
Chandigarh, March 7
Women’s Day was celebrated by Jan Shiksha Sansthan at Community Centre, Maloya Colony, here today.



 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Two held for killing 94-yr-old, cousin
Kharar, March 7
A man was arrested today for murdering 94-year-old resident of Sante Majra village, while another was arrested for killing his cousin brother over a property dispute.

Mangled remains of a motorcycle that met with an accident on Barwala road. Man killed in accident
Dera Bassi, March 7
In a fatal accident, a 45-year-old man was
killed when his motorcycle was hit by a truck
on Barwala road here late in the evening.


Mangled remains of a motorcycle that met
with an accident on Barwala road.
A Tribune photograph

Panels formed to check violations
Ropar, March 7
Committees were formed to check violations of model code of conduct in wake of Lok Sabha polls. SDM, Ropar, Dr Basant Garg constituted two standing committees.

College observes black day
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 7
Staff members of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College today observed ‘International Women’s Day’ as black day and staged a protest on college premises.

HC issues notice to Haryana
Kalka, March 7
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday issued notice to the State Government over the proposed land acquisition in Pinjore till May 1.

Celebrations at city college
Ambala, March 7
PKR Jain College of Education celebrated the International Women’s Day by holding an inter-college declamation contest here today.

Truck stolen
Ambala, March 7
Truck lifter gang is active in Ambala City for the past two months. Thieves took away a truck which was parked near Grain Market late last evening.

Ragis regale audience at PU
Patiala, March 7
Noted kirtankaars regaled a large gathering through their recitation of gurbani at the fifth Gurmat Sangeet Utsav at the Punjabi University campus here yesterday with Vice-Chancellor, Dr Jaspal Singh, observing that 'sangeet' was an integral part of the Sikh traditions and vehicle of 'Sabad' enshrined in the Sikh scripture.

700 experts attend computer meet
Patiala, March 7
Computer experts from across the country presented papers at the two-day International Advance Computing Conference organised by the Thapar University and the International Electronics and Electrical Engineering (IEEE), Delhi, which concluded here today.

600 papers selected on advanced computing
Patiala, March 7
As many as 600 out of 1,300 research papers on advanced computing techniques, sent for participation by computer wizards from across the world, were selected in the two-day International Advance Computing Conference (IACC 09) which concluded at the Thapar University here today.

Annual day at Patiala college
Patiala, March 7
The 64th annual prize distribution of Government Bikram College of Commerce, was held on the college premises here today.

Welfare of leprosy patients discussed
Patiala, March 7
A ‘Mel Milap’ function was organised by the National Theatre Arts Society at Padam Shri Dr Khushdeva Singh Laprosy Patients' Colony, here yesterday.

Pbi varsity makes it to super league matches
Patiala, March 7
Keeping up the good form and establishing their supremacy over their opponents, both Punjabi University, Patiala, men and women teams won their quarterfinal matches and reached in the super league on the 3rd day of the All-India Inter-University Netball Championship, which is going on at Raja Bhalendra Singh Stadium on the university campus.

COURTS

Ex-gratia compensation not a matter of right: HC
Chandigarh, March 7
Ex-gratia compensation is a concession that can be withdrawn altogether, Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear in a significant judgment on the issue.

Court finds loopholes in police probe
Chandigarh, March 7
Listing deficiency in investigation in the rape case against Gaganjit Barnala, who was recently acquitted by the trial court, has raised doubts on the “seriousness” of police investigation in a case it considered “sensitive”.

Rs 500 bribe lands cop in jail
Chandigarh, March 7
Additional district and sessions judge Raj Rahul Garg today sentenced head constable Jhalman Singh to imprisonment of three years for demanding bribe of Rs 500 from the complainant.

CRIME

Thefts on rise in city
Chandigarh, March 7
The lack of police patrolling and poor streetlights have caused the rising incidents of theft at Phase I of the Industrial Area here.

Man held for raping minor
Chandigarh, March 7
A 22-year-old man allegedly raped a minor of Colony No. 5 on the false promise of marrying her. The accused has been identified as Binder of same colony, who had abducted her on February 18 and taken her to Ludhiana.

Six arrested for assaulting woman
Chandigarh, March 7
A woman of Burail filed a complaint with the police alleging that Roopwant, Ranjit Singh, Saryawant and three other women of same village had beaten and threatened her at her residence on March 5.

Trucker assaults cop, arrested
Chandigarh, March 7
A traffic cop was injured in a clash with a truck driver at Sector 26, here today. According to the FIR, a head constable of the UT traffic police, Rajesh, alleged that Shanker, a truck driver, parked the vehicle in front of the gate of the police lines in Sector 26.

SPORTS

A boy takes part in the discus throw during the athletics meet in Chandigarh on Saturday. Manoj adjudged best sportsman
Chandigarh, March 7
Manoj Kumar of BA I emerged the best sportsperson of the session 2008-09 during the 25th Annual Athletics Meet and annual sports prize distribution function of SGGS College, Sector 26, on its campus here today.

A boy takes part in the discus throw during the athletics meet in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Football: Delhi to take on Bengal today
Chandigarh, March 7
DACR Delhi and AG Bengal will vie for the top honours in the final of All-India Inter-Zonal Audit Football Tournament being organised by the accountant-general (Audit), Haryana, at the Sector 17 Football Stadium at 11 am here tomorrow.

Bhullar slips to tied 6th slot
Chandigarh, March 7
Gaganjeet Bhullar carded a poor two over par 72, but remained in contention for the title hunt, trailing the leading trio of Jyoti Randhawa, SSP Chowrasia and Welshman Rhys Davies, by three strokes on the penultimate day of the $5 lakh Singha Thailand Open Asian Tour event at Phuket today.

 



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