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Auction in time of recession
106 plots to go under hammer on March 27

Chandigarh, March 8
The Chandigarh Administration is set to mock at the recession in the realty sector again. Even as the real estate sector struggles to come to terms with the worldwide recession, the administration has announced its much-awaited auction of residential and commercial property on March 27 offering yet another chance to property buyers in Chandigarh.

GMADA refuses floor-wise sale
Mohali, March 8
Despite instructions, the estate office of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority is not allowing floor-wise sale of residential and commercial property in Mohali.

Encroachment costs HUDA Rs 48 lakh
Panchkula, March 8
The failure of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in protecting its land from encroachers has forced the government to give lakhs of rupees to bidders of the plots in the town after it could not hand over the possession of land to them finding it under illegal possession.

Search operation in city
2 hotel managers held
Chandigarh, March 8
The police today carried out a special search operation in the city for the coming Lok Sabha elections and Holi.


32 rounded up, freed
Chandigarh, March 8
The local police rounded up 32 suspects at Colony No. 4 during a special search to nab the anti-social elements. Around 70 police personnel were deployed from 4 am to 7 am yesterday for this purpose.

Cop-peddler nexus
Burail residents protest in front of police post
Chandigarh, March 8
Residents of Burail and members of the local unit of the All-India Democratic Women’s Association protested in front of the police post in their area accusing the police of turning a blind eye to the menace of immoral trafficking and drug peddling in the locality here today.


Owning house still a dream for Sector 49 allottees
Chandigarh, March 8
Owning a house is still a distant dream for the allottees of Sector 49 self-financing one and two bedroom schemes launched in 2005 and 2006. The reason is the inordinate delay on the part of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in completion of construction.

Allottees of Sector 49 dwelling units assemble at the site on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pravesh Chauhan

COI findings, directions can be disclosed: CIC
Chandigarh, March 8
The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Army to disclose the recommendations of and directions on the findings of a court of inquiry (COI) constituted by the Army, under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Change image of police, Guv asks women officers
Chandigarh, March 8
Clad in khaki and oozing confidence, she was the face of the modern woman. From officer down to the constabulary, each of the police women seemed every bit the image of authority and power minus the “brute image” synonymous with the police. They, instead, gave the police a face that couldn’t have been more humane.

Stone of women housing society laid
Chandigarh, March 8
It was a perfect International Women's Day gift for the fair sex with Haryana's first women's cooperative house building society kicking off at the Mansa Devi Complex in Panchkula, overlooking the prestigious IT Park here today.

Home sweet home: Members of the group housing society are all smile as they look at the model of the residential complex in Panchkula on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Guest houses set for facelift in villages
Chandigarh, March 8
Guest houses situated in the villages under the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation’s jurisdiction are all set for a face-lift, as the authorities have worked out a detailed building plan for these. The plan is due to come up in the meeting with UT officials for a final approval.

SAY CHEESE: Spaniels at a dog show in Phase VIII, Mohali, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Air Vice-Marshal’s death
Family raises doubt over suicide theory
Chandigarh, March 8
Friends and family members of 68-year-old Air Vice-Marshal Manjit Singh Dhillon (retd) today raised questions over the police theory that Dhillon had committed suicide. Terming the incident as an accident they, during his bhog ceremony, said such a highly decorated officer could not commit suicide.

Graft Case
CBI seeks sanction to prosecute Army clerk
Chandigarh, March 8
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought sanction to prosecute a civilian clerk posted in Headquarters Western Command, after prima facie establishing that he had accepted money from people seeking employment in Army establishments.

Hot-mix plant has residents fuming
Mohali, March 8
The ambitious project of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) to widen the roads around the proposed central business district in Sector 62 City Centre, has brought suffering for inhabitants of phases 7 and 8 here.

Black smoke being emitted from a hot-mix plant in Phase 8, Mohali, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Historical moments come alive at light show
Panchkula, March 8
"Dro-deevar pe, hasrat se nazar karte hain, khush raho aehley vatan ham toh safar karte hein,” a couplet from Nawab Wazid Ali Shah, the ruler of Awadh and a prolific poet, veritably reflects soulful sentiments of martyrs and freedom fighters, who made supreme sacrifices during the 1857 Mutiny.

Spring Festival concludes
Panchkula, March 8
The 23rd Panchkula Spring Festival organised by the Haryana Urban Development Authority was concluded amid the usual festivity at Town Park here today.

The roundabout of Sectors 11,14,15 and 10 which was adjudged best; and (right) a Rajasthan artiste performs during the Spring Festival in Panchkula on Sunday. Tribune photos: S. Chandan

Party time for senior citizens
Chandigarh, March 8
Sai Tara Ummat Foundation celebrated Holi Milan today with senior citizens of Chandigarh in the Seniors Club, Ordnance Cable Factory Colony, Sector 29, here today.

UT awarded for birth, death records
Chandigarh, March 8
A two-day annual conference of chief registrars, births and deaths, was held on March 5-6 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The conference was called by the Registrar-General of India to access the working of the registration authorities of all states and UTs and to prepare the registration authorities in view of the advancements made in the information technology and Assisted Reproductive Technology.

NGO stages play on road safety
Chandigarh, March 8
The UT Traffic police in association with the Arrive Safe, an NGO, organised a play “Sadak Mere Baap” to spread awareness about traffic rules in Sector 22, here yesterday.

NZCC-Adakar theatre fest ends
Chandigarh, March 8
The five-day NZCC-Adakar Manch National Theatre Festival concluded with the staging of a Punjabi play “Main Punjab Boldan” at the Randhawa Auditorium here today. A play with socio-cultural and political relevance depicts the story of Punjab, the land of five rivers.

Artistes stage “Main Punjab Boldan” directed by Kawal Dhaliwal at the theatre festival organised at Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Pulse Polio
Rotary club honours doctor
Mohali, March 8
The Rotary Club, SAS Nagar, honoured Dr Raju Dheer, medical officer at Government Civil Hospital, Phase 6, here for his contribution to the pulse polio campaign in the region.

New uniform likely for expectant cops
Chandigarh, March 8
Giving in to the repeated demand of designing something “more comfortable” for the pre-natal and post-natal period of women cops, the Bureau of Police Research and Development, Government of India, has recommended two designs of salwar-kameez for them.

5 illegal structures removed
Zirakpur, March 8
The NHAI yesterday conducted a drive against illegal encroachments on Ambala-Chandigarh Highway.

Awareness camp on female foeticide
Chandigarh, March 8
The UT police organised an awareness camp on female foeticide and women empowerment on the Women’s Day at the recruit-training centre in Police Lines, Sector 26, here this morning.

Participants at an awareness camp on female foeticide and women empowerment organised in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune Photograph

Purvanchal association celebrates Holi
Chandigarh, March 8
The Purvanchal Welfare Association celebrated the “Holi Milan Samaroh” with pomp and show at Government College, Sector 46, here today.

Panchkula, March 8
Surinder Bhatia was elected as president of the Panchkula Press Club in an election held here today.


College holds medical camp for villagers
Mohali, March 8
Thousands of people from villages Abhipur, Khizarabad, Mirzapur, Gochar, Dalluan, Majra, were given free medical advice and medicines in a health check-up camp, organised on premises of Indo Global College, Abhipur. Residents of about 42 villages were checked and around 2170 were given medication. This was the 2nd Annual Medical Camp organised by the college.

Parents protest DPS fee hike
Chandigarh, March 8
The parents of children studying in the DPS, Sector 40, have protested against massive hike in the fee in an unexplained manner, thereby, leaving them in the lurch.

From Schools & Colleges
Contest for QualTech awards
Mohali, March 8
A day-long event of the 8th competition for the North-West QualTech Awards was organised at PTU’s Gian Jyoti School of TQM & Entrepreneurship here on Friday. Inaugurating the convention in the morning, SC Bagrodia, president, PHDCCI, and chairman, Winsome Group, said the best quality at the lowest price was the only route to survival in the recession which has hit the entire world.

Students visit legislative assembly
Chandigarh, March 8
Students of public administration and political science of GGSCW, Sector 26, visited the Punjab Legislative Assembly to witness the proceedings of budget session.


Housing society members stage protest
Seek possession of houses
Kharar, March 8
About 50 members of the United Cooperative Building Society, Mohali, staged a dharna outside the house of deputy registrar cooperative societies, Mohali, here today.

Farm technology must be ‘eco-friendly, cost-effective’
Rauni (Patiala), March 8
Punjab Agricultural University organised its regional kisan mela at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Rauni, in which farmers, including women, participated in a large number.

Punjabi University outclass KU
Patiala, March 8
Adding another feather in the cap of Punjabi University with an outstanding performance, both men and women’s teams won their initial two super league matches each on the second day of the All-India Inter-University Netball Championship at Raja Bhalendra Singh Stadium, Punjabi University, Patiala.

Seminar on ‘Zafarnamah’
Ambala, March 8
A seminar on Zafarnamah was organised here today at S.D. College, Ambala Cant. Governor of Tamil Nadu, S.S. Barnala, was the chief guest and Rajiv Bindal, Health Minister Himachal Pradesh, was special guest.

21 students given roll of honour
Patiala, March 8
An annual prize distribution function was organised at Multani Mal Modi College, Patiala, today where Raj Khurana, chief parliamentary secretary, finance, the Punjab government, presided over the function as the chief guest.

DC orders removal of political banners
Patiala, March 8
The Patiala Deputy Commissioner has asked his officials to remove all hoardings and banners of political figures in the Patiala Parliamentary constituency.

Father of two commits suicide
Kharar, March 8
Harsh (40), a resident of Gobind Colony, Kharar, who was jobless for quiet sometime allegedly, committed suicide yesterday.

7 booked for cheating education society
Rajpura, March 8
The police has booked seven persons for allegedly cheating Kalpana Chawla Memorial Education Society.


Man nabbed for assault
Chandigarh, March 8
A resident of Mauli Jagran, Vijay Rai, lodged an FIR alleging that Alok Kumar of the locality beaten and threatened him near railway crossing yesterday. He was injured and admitted to a hospital. A case has been registered at the Mani Majra police station and accused has been arrested.

Rebuked, man hangs himself to death
Chandigarh, March 8
Rebuked by his brother over his drinking habits, an 18-year-old sweeper Tilak Raj alias Atul committed suicide by hanging himself in jungle of Palsora village here this afternoon.


AG Bengal drub DACR Delhi
Chandigarh, March 8
Accountant General (AG), Bengal, drubbed last year’s title holder DACR, Delhi, with a solitary second-half goal scored by Jayant Jana in the final of the All-India Inter-Zonal Audit Football Tournament organised by AG (Audit) Haryana at the Sector 17 Football Stadium here today.

AG Bengal players dance jubilate after winning the All-India Inter-Zonal Audit Football Tournament in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Jagdeep sets record in cycling
Chandigarh, March 8
Nobody could challenge cyclist Jagdeep Singh’s record of clocking 3 minute 45 seconds in the 3 km individual pursuit. Currently, he has struck a new record of clocking 5 minute 9 seconds in the 4 km individual pursuit during the recently concluded All-India Inter-University Cycling Championship in Ludhiana.

Randhawa wins Asian tour event
Chandigarh, March 8
Twenty-year-old Gaganjeet Bhullar from Kapurthala finished tied 10th and took home a cheque for US $ 7,744 as Delhi's Jyoti Randhawa cruised to a comfortable two-stroke victory in the Singha Thailand Open for his eighth Asian Tour victory at Phuket today.

Dhingra, Vijaypal bowl Godrej to victory
Panchkula, March 8
The gullible bowling attack of duo, Naresh Dhingra (4 for12) and Vijaypal (2 for 11), enabled Godrej and Boyce XI defeat Durga Seeds by 39 runs in the inaugural match of the Vth Bharat Kesho Gupta Memorial League Cricket Tournament being organised by the Chandigarh Sports Club here at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium in Sector 3.

Rossana, Lakshya best athletes
Chandigarh, March 8
Rossana (2K7) and Lakshya (2K6) were adjudged the best athletes in boys and girls category, respectively, during the 16th Annual Athletics Meet of Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, that concluded at the Sector 46 Sports Complex here today.


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