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MC nets Rs 6.83 lakh
Chandigarh, January 28
A view of the night food street outside the PGI on Thursday. The open auction for eight food kiosks today at the Sector 14 Night Food Street, near PGI, fetched Rs 6.83 lakh for the municipal corporation, which will get an annual rental of Rs 81.96 lakh.

A view of the night food street outside the PGI on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Fertile land set to make way for industry
Panchkula, Janaury 28
The acquisition of fertile land by the Haryana State Infrastructure and A farmer shows his fields with standing crops, which are to be acquired to set up industry in Khangesra village near Panchkula. A pillar behind the farmer indicates the land purchased by private builders in the area. Industrial Development Corporation (HSIIDC) — against the recommendations of the Land Acquisition Officer (LAO) — to set up industry in the district is set to snowball into a major row between farmers and the government.

A farmer shows his fields with standing crops, which are to be acquired to set up industry in Khangesra village near Panchkula. A pillar behind the farmer indicates the land purchased by private builders in the area. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Cancellation Report
Court issues summons to SP
Chandigarh, January 28
The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate JS Sidhu today issued summons to UT SP Madhur Verma, questioning him how he gave a clean chit to Sector 19 police station SHO Ram Gopal.

Babla’s plea to attend House meet dismissed
Chandigarh, January 28
A local court today dismissed a plea filed by Congress councillor Devinder Singh Babla to take part in the House meeting scheduled for tomorrow.


CBI probe on fast track
Agency registers ‘preliminary enquiries’
Chandigarh, January 28
The CBI inquiry against two controversial mega projects of the Chandigarh administration - the Theme-cum-Amusement Park and the Film City - has gone on fast track.


Approval of Bt brinjal opposed
Students and professors of Panjab University hold a procession against Bt brinjal at Students Centre on Thursday. Chandigarh, January 28
A large number of students, teachers and social activists gathered at the Student Centre, Panjab University, to protest against the approval of Bt brinjal by the Genetic Engineering and Approval Committee, Government of India.

Students and professors of Panjab University hold a procession against Bt brinjal at Students Centre on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Finally, admn comes to rescue of Manauli Fort
Mohali, January 28
At last the Mohali district administration has paved the way for preservation of the historical Manauli fort.
Devotees take part in a nagar kirtan ahead of Parkash Utsav of Guru Ravi Dass in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Devotees take part in a nagar kirtan ahead of Parkash Utsav of Guru Ravi Dass in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Mohali roads cry for attention
Mohali, January 28
Roads in Mohali are crying for attention. Despite tall claims of the Akali government of spending lakhs on beautification of the city, potholes are turning dangerous for road users.

PSEB employees hold rally
Mohali, January 28
The Technical Services Union of the Punjab State Electricity Board and the PSEB Employees Federation today held a rally against the Joint Forum for calling off the one-day strike without accepting their demands.

Punjab Police Wireless Scam
No objection over closure report, say petitioners
Chandigarh, January 28
In the ongoing case of alleged wireless scam pertaining to the Punjab Police, which had hit the headlines a few years ago, two advocates who had filed Public Interest Litigation (PIL), today deposed before the CBI special court of Darshan Singh.

Nursing student dies
Panchkula, January 28
A student of nursing in the Devi Dayal Group Of Educational Institutes, Barwala, died under mysterious circumstances here today.

Decorated cop cremated
Chandigarh, January 28
The mortal remains of decorated police officer Joginder Singh Pannu, who died yesterday, were consigned to flames at the Sector 25 crematorium here today.

Conference on knee replacement surgery
Chandigarh, January 28
To study recent advancements in knee replacement surgery, Chandigarh will be hosting a two-day conference “Naviknee 2010” from tomorrow.

Amay, Sajneet adjudged healthy baby
Mohali, January 28
Amay, Toshani, Avreet and Sajneet were adjudged as the “Shemrock healthy baby” in their respective categories, 1 year to 1.6 year, 1.6 to 2 year, 2 to 3 year and 3 to 4 year, during a scintillating Shemrock Baby Show-2010, which was organised here to showcase spectacular talent of tiny tots.

MC gets hydraulic dumper placers
Chandigarh, January 28
Four newly fabricated hydraulically operated dumper placers were added to existing fleet of the conservancy vehicles of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today.MC Commissioner Dr Roshan Sunkaria flagged off the vehicles.

113 booths for physically challenged
Chandigarh, January 28
The Chandigarh administration has decided to allot 113 built-up booths to physically challenged - 71 in Sector 38 and 42 in Sector 40.


Students of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, try to save themselves from the attack of honey bees on the school premises on Thursday.
Students of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, try to save themselves from the attack of honey bees on the school premises on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

St John’s replies to DEO’s letter
Chandigarh, January 28
St John’s School today questioned the authority of DEO Chanchal Singh to mark any inquiry into the complaint accusing one of its teachers of demanding money in return of assured admission to school’s kindergarten.

Science students protest against fee hike
Chandigarh, January 28
Students of various science departments in collaboration with the Panjab University Students’ Union (PUSU) today protested in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s office against fee hike and single chance being given to the students for internal exams.


Black Elephant lads claim title
The winning team of Black Elephant Cricket Club strike a pose in Patiala.Patiala, January 28
The Black Elephant Cricket Club under-14 boys’ team defeated Sunny Cricket Club Bathinda XI, Bathinda, in a three-match series of limited overs at Bathinda. Patiala lads won all matches and won all four titles.In the first match, the Black Elephant Club defeated Bhatinda XI by four wickets.

The winning team of Black Elephant Cricket Club strike a pose in Patiala. A Tribune photograph

Youth missing
Kharar, January 28
16-year-old Tunnu, a resident of Sector 70, Mohali, has been missing since January 10.In his complaint to the police, Tunnu’s relative Bhupinder Tewari said Tunnu had come to him a few days ago looking for some job.

Residents block highway
Rajpura, January 28
A large number of residents today blocked the Rajpura-Chandigarh road to protest against a local gas agency for not supplying gas cylinders on time.Consumers alleged that they had been waiting for the gas supply since morning. They raised slogans against the agency’s owner and blocked the road for one hour. The police, local political leaders and others reached the spot and tried to pacify the agitators.

New grid to end power woes
52 villages to get uninterrupted electricity
Hargana (Fatehgarh Sahib), January 28
After decade-long protests and demonstrations, 52 villages of Fatehgarh Sahib will finally get uninterrupted electricity after a 66-KV grid starts functioning in a few days.

FCI’s Rejection of Paddy Variety
Millers seek Centre’s help
Bassi Pathana, January 28
“If the Union government did not take immediate decision on PAU 201 variety of paddy, rice mills across the state will be forced to stop the custom milling of 40 lakh metric tonne (mt) of paddy lying in their mills, which will cause heavy loss to the state exchequer as well as to the millers,” said Tarsem Singh Saini, national president of the Rice Millers’ Association.

Patiala MC okays Rs 30 lakh for water supply,
Patiala, January 28
The municipal corporation has sanctioned Rs 30 lakh for improving the city’s sewerage and drinking water supply system, which would be a major relief for residents of certain densely populated older localities as also the posh New Lal Bagh Colony.

Conference on Punjabi culture
Patiala, January 28
On the second day of the 26th International Punjabi Development Conference, a galaxy of eminent scholars, linguists and critics presented papers on a variety of issues pertaining to Punjabi culture and society.

YPS old students meet on Feb 2
Patiala, January 28
The old students meet of the YPS, Patiala, will be held on February 2 on the YPS premises.Besides a cricket match, the YPS will host a dinner for the old students. This was stated by the Atchisonian Yadavandrian Old Students’ Association (AYOSA) treasurer Gurvir Singh Jaijee.

40 selected in joint campus placement
Kharar, January 28
Forty students were selected during a joint campus placement drive held at Doaba Group of Colleges here.A large number of MCA and BTech students from different colleges of north India participated in the placement drive. Sap Labs, a reputed multinational company, held this drive.

6 companies hold interviews
Banur, January 28
Aryans Group of Colleges is celebrating this week as the placement week as six companies are holding placement drive in the college campus.

Tributes paid to Lala Lajpat Rai
Bassi Pathana, January 28
The management and staff of Lala Lajpat Rai Senior Secondary School today celebrated the birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai with great enthusiasm.A large number of students and representatives of political and social organisations attended the function.

BJP block president elected
Bassi Pathana, January 28
Rajiv Singla has been unanimously elected president of the BJP, Bassi Pathana block.The election for block president was conducted here today. Vinod Sharma, secretary, Kissan Cell, was nominated as returning officer and Sashi Bhushan Gupta as assistant returning officer by the party high command.

Seminar against ragging
Ropar, January 28
Ragging is a social evil, which affected the student community the most. Additional Civil Judge Gopal Arora said this while speaking at a seminar on anti ragging and educational rights held at IET Bhaddal campus.

Hans Raj Hans enthrals audience
Patiala, January 28
Students of Punjabi University, Patiala, spent a delightful evening with famous Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans during a cultural programme organised by the Punjabi department in the Guru Teg Bahadur Hall of the university campus yesterday.

Accident claims three lives
Ambala, January 28
Three persons were killed and two were injured when the car they were travelling in rammed into a tanker on the Ambala-Jagadhri highway today morning.Deepak, alias Tony, Madan and Prakash, alias Kala from Manglai village, Fateh Singh from Kesopur village and Ramesh from Bihar were travelling in the car when the accident occurred near the Dukheri level crossing. 


Special Enactments
HC: Sentence without listing reason valid
Chandigarh, January 28
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that in cases of special enactments, like the Army Act, the sentence awarded to the guilty cannot be set aside on the ground that the order does not disclose any reasons.

HC issues notice of motion to UT
Chandigarh, January 28
Chandigarh still has not framed guidelines for auctions of properties - at least this is what a bidder is alleging.In a petition filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Nirankar Singh of Mohali has asserted that till date there “are no proper guidelines for conducting auctions”. As such, “guidelines are required to be framed so that the public at large is not harassed.


Theft at ex-Mayor’s house
Police recovers stolen bag
Chandigarh, January 28
The track record of the UT Police in making recoveries in theft cases may be dismal, but when it comes to high-profile victims, it shows extra promptness.

Dacoity: One gets life term
Panchkula, January 28
The District and Sessions Court awarded life imprisonment to Neeraj Bhatnagar, a resident of Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), for dacoity last year at a milk booth here today.

Kidnapping case solved
Mohali, January 28
The Sohana police claimed to have solved a late night kidnapping case within two hours. Sohana SHO Mohinder Singh said Manvinder Kaur, a resident of Kambali village, called up at the police control room around 2.30 am. She alleged that four persons had kidnapped Sunny Dogra, her husband Naveen’s nephew.

2 cops convicted in graft case
Chandigarh, January 28
A local court today convicted two UT Police personnel on charges of corruption.

Three arrested for murder
Chandigarh, January 28
The Chandigarh Police yesterday arrested three persons, including a juvenile, in connection with the murder of Pardeep Kumar, who was stabbed to death in Mauli Jagran, last week. A minor was earlier arrested in the case.

Thieves decamp with watches,cash
Chandigarh, January 28
Thieves broke into a shop at Mani Majra and decamped with wristwatches and Rs 57,000 last night.Annie Mahajan of Mani Majra reported the theft to the police. A case has been registered.

Harsh, a student of GSSS-45, at the GMCH in Chandigarh on Thursday. Boy hits classmate with rod
Chandigarh, January 28
In yet another display of the increasing indiscipline and violence in schools, a class XII student of GSSS, Sector 45, was badly injured when one of the boys hit him with a rod during the class.

Harsh, a student of GSSS-45, at the GMCH in Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph


2-wicket win for St Stephen’s
Panchkula, January 28
Excellent batting performance by Jagpreet Singh in the last over of the match helped St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, beat Dhruv Cricket Academy, Patiala, by two wickets in the Satluj T-20 Champions Trophy being held at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, here today.

Players selected for skating meet
Chandigarh, January 28
Following probables have been selected by the Chandigarh Roller Skating Association for the 47th National Speed Roller Skating Championships (sub-junior, junior and senior) to be held in Nagpur from February 3 to 6.

City lads clinch U-11 golf trophy
Chandigarh, January 28
Karandeep Kochar and Aadil Bedi of the CGA Golf Range clinched the under-11 (D category) team title in the All-India Junior Inter-Club Golf Championship, which concluded on the Noida Golf Course in Delhi on Saturday.

Shubham enables Ryan school win
Chandigarh, January 28
Excellent performance by Shubham helped Ryan International School, Sector 49, beat Gem Public School, 3B2, Mohali, by 63 runs in the Times-Cremica Inter-school Cricket Tournament.

City veterans bag medals
Chandigarh, January 28
Vidya Watti Sachdeva (68), former BSNL employee, brought laurels to the city by winning two gold medals and three silver medals in the recently concluded Veteran Athletics Championship India 2010 in Pune.

Athletics meet at GMCH
Chandigarh, January 28
The 17th annual athletics meet was organised at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, here today.


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