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HUDA gets SC rap
No demand notice till court decides award
Panchkula, January 23
Coming to the rescue of thousands of plot holders facing frequent demand notices against enhancement, the Supreme Court has directed that the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) cannot issue demand notices till an award is declared by a court of law against the land in question.

Regulated Growth
New rules drafted for UT villages
Chandigarh, Janaury 23
The finance department has drafted the Chandigarh Administration (erection and e-erection of buildings) Rules for villages falling under the jurisdiction of the municipal corporation to ensure regulated growth in the villages.


NCC cadets take part in a Republic Day rehearsal at the Parade Ground in Sector 17, Chandigarh,on Saturday.
NCC cadets take part in a Republic Day rehearsal at the Parade Ground in Sector 17, Chandigarh,on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Sun brings cheer, respite from chill
Chandigarh, January 23
A bright and sunny day today brought cheer to residents of the city and neighbouring parts of Punjab and Haryana, which had been in the grip of a cold wave for the past over three weeks. The region had witnessed the longest spell of fog and the lowest temperatures in a decade.

Two live hand grenades found
Zirakpur, January 23
A major tragedy was averted when a bag containing two live hand grenades, reportedly being carried by two motorcycle-borne unidentified youths, fell off when they tried to avoid a police checkpost at Nabha village here this evening.

CBSE withdraws Shivalik’s affiliation
Chandigarh, January 23
Going by recommendations of former DPI SK Setia, the CBSE has withdrawn the affiliation of the Shivalik Public School.


Abbotsford City Mayor visits city
Mayor Anu Chatrath greets George W Peary, Mayor of Abbotsford City, Canada, at the UT guesthouse in Chandigarh on Saturday.Chandigarh, January 23
Mayor of Abbotsford City, Canada, George W Peary along with Deputy Mayor Moe Gill held a meeting with city Mayor Anu Chatrath, MC Commissioner Dr Roshan Sunkaria, councillors and officials of the Chandigarh MC regarding the sister city relationship programme at the UT guest house here today.

Mayor Anu Chatrath greets George W Peary, Mayor of Abbotsford City, Canada, at the UT guesthouse in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Airport put on high alert
Security also beefed up at ISBTs, railway station
Chandigarh, January 23
A red alert has been sounded at the Chandigarh airport following the intelligence inputs that terrorists might attempt to hijack an aircraft. Regular checking is also being carried out at the ISBTs, the railway station and the airport.

Route diversions on R-Day
Chandigarh, January 23
In view of the Republic Day function at the Sector 17 Parade Ground and the Punjab Raj Bhawan, the traffic police has announced road restrictions in these areas and advised the people to use alternative routes to reach their destinations.

Southern Sectors
Mayor for upkeep of green belts, parks
Chandigarh, January 23
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation Mayor Anu Chatrath has directed the MC horticulture department to make proper arrangements for the maintenance of green belts and parks in the southern sectors of the city.

Police Hospital gets HIV testing centre
Chandigarh, January 23
Director General of Police SK Jain today inaugurated the integrated counselling and testing centre (ICTC) at Police Hospital, Sector 26. The centre would provide the facility of counselling and testing for HIV to police personnel, their families and the nearby population.

Latest advances in critical care discussed
Chandigarh, January 23
Critical care at hospitals can save lives of patients admitted with the life-threatening lung condition and the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), said Dr PK Jain, founder director of the Critical Care Foundation of India, Mumbai, and chief of the critical care programme at Alchemist Hospital, Panchkula.

Moily pushes for speedy trial of cases
Chandigarh, January 23
Union Minister of Law and Justice Veerappa Moily is all set to do what has never been done before - at least in the recent past.

Experts to hold special thyroid clinics
Chandigarh, January 23
Renowned thyroid specialist Dr Bandish Ambani will be visiting Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Chandigarh to hold a series of special thyroid clinics of homeopathy.

Drop in queries for studies in Oz
Chandigarh, January 23
A 50 per cent drop has been witnessed in the city on queries related to study in higher education abroad, particularly in Australia, following a recent fatal attack on an Indian student there.

Students celebrate R-Day with play
Students of the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Sector 26, stage a play in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday.Chandigarh, January 23 Students of Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Sector 26, staged a play to mark the Republic Day celebrations at the piazza in Sector 17 here today.

Students of the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Sector 26, stage a play in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

120 take part in Gita recitation
Panchkula, January 23
Gita recitation competition was organised by Sri Gita Prachar Samiti in collaboration with Haryana Sanskrit Academy, Panchkula, at DC Model Senior Secondary School, here today.

Cop shifted after filing complaint against MLA’s kin
Panchkula, January 23
The Panchkula Police not only proved ineffective in protecting the life and property of residents, it also failed to save its own personnel from the political vendetta. A constable who dared to register a complaint against a kin of the Kalka MLA has been transferred to another district for his “misadventure”.

Two ‘terrorists killed’ in mock drill
Panchkula, January 23
Gearing up to tackle any threat from terrorists, the Panchkula Police conducted a mock drill at the Police Lines, Moginand, near Ramgarh, here today.

Death mourned
Chandigarh, January 23
Faculty members of the PGI today held a condolence meeting to mourn the death of Dr Pushpa Talwar, former head of the medical microbiology department, who passed away yesterday at her residence in Chandigarh.

‘Currency futures can check Rupee volatility’
Chandigarh, January 23
The risk in rupee volatility can be brought down through exchange-traded currency futures. This was the jist of a seminar organised by MCX Stock Exchange organised for exporters, importers and bankers here today.

Work on armed forces’ institute starts
Mohali, January 23
Work on Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute has commenced in Sector 77 here. The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA), which had been assigned the construction work, has begun the work to construct the boundary wall of the project.

Workshop on property rights
Mohali, January 23
A workshop-cum-awareness session on the intellectual property rights was held at the MIA Bhawan in association with Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (IPFC) for MSMEs, Punjab, a cell of the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh, and ministry of small and medium enterprises development institute, Ludhiana.


Distance Education
PU told to limit purview
Chandigarh, January 23
Directions by the Distant Education Council (DEC) for universities to restrict its jurisdiction of private education to their region, has compelled the Panjab University (PU) authorities to look for a road map, as nearly one lakh students appear as private candidates from the varsity each year.


Bus hits trucks in fog, 20 injured
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 23
As many as 20 persons received injuries when a bus collided with two trucks on the Sirhind-Patiala road around 9.30 am today. The accident took place near Chorwala village.

Six hurt in pile-up
Rajpura, January 23
Six persons received injuries after six vehicles collided with each other on the GT Road, near Rajpura, late last night.

Patiala to plant 1 lakh saplings on R-Day
Patiala, January 23
Patiala is all set to get a new green cover in the years to come as the forest department has drawn up an ambitious plan for the purpose. As part of this plan at least 1 lakh saplings of shady plants would be distributed free of cost among the members of the general public on the Republic Day.

Grant Delay
Aided school teachers without salary
Ambala, January 23
Teachers of most aided schools in Haryana have not received their salaries for December as the education department has so far not released the quarterly grant to these schools.

Free car driving lessons for BPL families
Ambala, January 23
Maruti Suzuki will provide free driving training of cars to BPL card holders in Haryana and four Maruti driving schools were opened in the state in this regard.


Fake Yoga Certificate
Court to decide on cancellation report tomorrow
Chandigarh, January 23
A local court today fixed January 25 for taking up the matter pertaining to the cancellation report of a criminal case against the UT Police SHO Ram Gopal.

Financier’s Murder
Bail plea of Whiskey’s aide dismissed
Chandigarh, January 23
A local court today dismissed the bail application of Kuldeep Singh, an accomplice of Whisky, arrested recently in connection with the murder of a Sector 20-based financier.


Cash, goods worth lakhs stolen
Mohali, January 23
Cash and goods worth lakhs of rupees were stolen in four separate incidents of thefts in the district. Burglars broke in the store of Verka Milk Plant, Phase VI, here and decamped with Rs 40,234 cash and some articles. A case has been registered on a complaint lodged by Balbir Singh, general manager, Verka Milk Plant.


Sakshi claims shot put gold
Chandigarh, January 23
Keen competition was witnessed on the first day of the Chandigarh State Senior Athletics Championship with Sakshi Sharma (former under-22 national champion) of Sports Complex, Sector 46, winning a gold medal in shot put, pushing Jaspreet Kaur (school national medallist) of GMSS School, Sector 21, to the second place.


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