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Kharar, Banur master plans approved
Mohali, February 4
The Punjab government today allowed the use of agricultural land for activities covered under the mix-land use category.The decision was taken at a meeting of the Punjab Regional Town Planning and Development Board chaired by the CM, Parkash Singh Badal, at Chandigarh to approve the master plans of Kharar and Banur.

Flowers in full bloom ahead of Rose Festival in Chandigarh.
Flowers in full bloom ahead of Rose Festival in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Tribune Impact
Mutation of disputed land halted
Mohali, February 4
The district administration has stayed the process of entering the name of a claimant in the mutation record pertaining to a three-acre piece of land at Jhampur village adjoining Maloya village. The land had become a bone of contention between the panchayat and certain “outsiders”. The patwari concerned has been asked to stop the mutation process.

Woman ends life, blames it on mother
Kharar, February 4
Kamalpreet Kaur (21) committed suicide in front of the Kharar police station by consuming some poisonous substance and has held her mother Jaspreet Kaur responsible for her death. A resident of Dasmesh Nagar, Kamalpreet had married her neighbour Amanjeet last year against the wishes of her parents. Since then, she had been trying to pacify her parents and sought their approval.


Punjabi singer Jazzy B performs during Jalsa Youth Festival-2010 at Parade Ground in Chandigarh on Thursday
Punjabi singer Jazzy B performs during Jalsa Youth Festival-2010 at Parade Ground in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

HC notice to Bindra’s firm
Chandigarh, February 4
The Punjab & Haryana High Court was told today AS Bindra, managing director of Punjab Meats Ltd and father of ace shooter and India's first Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, was unwell and one of the factors could be his son would not be able to participate in the Commonwealth championship.

Srivastva to take over as IGP today
Chandigarh, February 4
Pradeep Kumar Srivastva to take over as the IGP (Chandigarh police) here tomorrow. He would be replacing DGP SK Jain, who left for Delhi to join as the DGP there.



Traffic cops fail to discipline road users
A chaotic scene at Tribune Chowk, Chandigarh.Chandigarh, February 4
Inculcating road sense and discipline among drivers, the lack of which is considered to be behind most incidents of road rage, does not appear to be on the list priorities of the city’s traffic police.

A chaotic scene at Tribune Chowk, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

After 55 years, WW-II veteran gets pension
Chandigarh, February 4
After struggling for 28 years, a veteran of World War-II has been finally awarded pension for the service he rendered over 55 years ago. Had it not been for miscalculation by the Army authorities, he might have got his pension years ago.

Jawan gets interim bail
Chandigarh, February 4
The Armed Forces Tribunal today granted interim bail to an Army nursing assistant, who was sentenced by a general court martial to two-year rigorous imprisonment and dismissal from service, on charges of malpractices during recruitment.

Clean-up drive by students at Rose Garden
Students pick garbage and leaves during a cleanliness drive at Rose Garden in Chandigarh on Thursday. Chandigarh, February 4
As part of CBSE’s latest “Adopt your Heritage” initiative, around 200 students from GMSSS, Sector 28, adopted Rose Garden by lending a helping hand in cleaning it up and urging visitors to preserve its beauty.The students not only marched in garden carrying awareness placards but also picked up littered paper and dry leaves.

Students pick garbage and leaves during a cleanliness drive at Rose Garden in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

SSC introduces single combined exam
Chandigarh, February 4
In an endeavour to bring about major reforms in the procedure of recruitment, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will now hold a single combined graduate-level examination, which will substitute five earlier examinations — combined graduate-level examination, tax assistant examination, sub-inspectors in central police organisations examination, statistical investigator grade-II examination and compilers in RGI examination.

ICICI Bank penalised for deficiency in service
Chandigarh, February 4
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed ICICI Bank to pay Rs 5,600 for deficiency in services to two senior citizens along with litigation costs of Rs1,100. The forum, headed by Jagroop Singh Mahal, delivered its verdict on a complaint filed by Harjit Sodhi, wife of HS Sodhi, who had stated in their complaint that they were holding two individual accounts with the bank, which were subsequently converted into a joint account.

ICICI told to refund excess amount
Chandigarh, February 4
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has directed the ICICI to overhaul the entire account of the complainants and charge interest at 11.25 per cent with effect from May, 2007, till the payment is made.

Crackdown on tractor drivers soon
Chandigarh, February 4
The Chandigarh traffic police will soon launch a special drive against tractor-trailer drivers violating traffic rules.

Green Belt
GMADA, MC wash hands off upkeep
Mohali, February 4
A peculiar situation has arisen from February 1 with GMADA claiming that the responsibility of maintaining green belts and triangles in various parts of the town has been shifted to the civic body and the latter expressing its inability to undertake maintenance work of the green areas before April 1.

Cancer awareness campaign
Chandigarh, February 4
The World Cancer Day was celebrated at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 here today.

Youth urged to shun drugs
Chandigarh, February 4
To highlight the growing problem of drug abuse among the youth, an NGO — We For Nation — organised an awareness programme on drug abuse at DAV College here today.

Bains skips forum’s dinner
UT term ended on Aug 31, but not repatriated
Chandigarh, February 4
In an apparent bid to distance himself from the controversy raging over the formation of the Doctors Forum Sector 16 General Hospital in the midst of a virtual tug-of-war between the UT health authorities and the Punjab government over the issue of repatriation of doctors, Director Health Services Dr MS Bains did not turn up for the maiden dinner party hosted by the forum last night.

PDS camp from today
Chandigarh, February 4
For the implementation of the smart-card-based public distribution system (PDS), a camp will be held from 8 am to 8 pm at Government Primary School of Lal Bahadur Shastri Colony at Palsora from February 5 to 7 for capturing the biometrics and photographs of all family members.

Fire safety goes for toss at expo
Chandigarh, February 4
The Chandigarh fire and emergency department does not seem to care about the fire-fighting arrangements made at exhibitions organised at various parts of the city.

Liquor intake no basis to deny insurance claim: Bench
Chandigarh, February 4
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Chandigarh, has held that consumption of liquor is not a disease and cannot be held as the reason to denying insurance claim by an insurance company.


Should PU be granted Central status?
  Long overdue
  Not desirable


200 take part in communication workshop
Kharar, February 4
Workshop on communication development programme was held at Guru Gobind Singh College of Modern Technology, Kharar, wherein over 200 students of sixth semester from branches of computer science, IT and electronics participated.

MBA students get research project
Banur, February 4
MBA students of Aryans Group of Colleges has secured research work from a European university. They will work on a research project on trends in marketing, operations, HR and finance along with students of other countries.

A homeless man shares his food with pups in front of the Language Department in Patiala on Thursday.
A homeless man shares his food with pups in front of the Language Department in Patiala on Thursday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Computer, LCD monitors stolen
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 4
Thief took away two computers, an LCD monitor and a modem from the extension counter of Oriental Insurance Company Limited, situated on the GT Road, Sirhind.

Seminar on career guidance
Kharar, February 4
Rayat-Bahra Group of Institutes organised a career prospective seminar for matriculate and 10+2 students studying in different government and private schools. These students were invited to the institute’s campus of Rayat-Bahra Bio-Technology Centre of Excellence, Sahauran campus, on memory technique and goal setting wherein more than 300 students attended this seminar from different schools.

Engineers arrested for kidnapping
Rajpura, February 4
Two net savvy engineers, a student of BA second year and a girl studying in BA third year, have been arrested for kidnapping a 28-year-old youth from here on January 28.The police recovered an imported .32 bore revolver, two cars, one scooter and a bike besides damaged cell phones and SIM cards purchased on fake identities used for executing the kidnapping drama.

Trucks used in illegal mining impounded
Dera Bassi, February 4
The residents of Irabhimpur today protested against the illegal mining on Ghaggar belt in Dera Bassi subdivision.

Bhaddal students excel
Ropar, February 4
Students of Bhaddal Institutes excelled in the recently held PTU examinations. Dr HR Verma, director-principal, IET Bhaddal, stated that in BTech EIE, Anupam Kumar secured first position with 80.53 per cent and Abhinav Goel stood second with 73.03 per cent whereas in BTech EEE, Amar Pratap Singh got second position with 84.50 per cent.- TNS


Waste Treatment Plant
Appraisal panel chief in soup
Chandigarh, February 4
Nearly two months after the state of Punjab told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that GMADA was awaiting clearance from the state expert appraisal committee for setting up a solid waste treatment plant and a meeting would be held within a week, the committee chairman is in the dock.


4 booked for duping textile firm
Chandigarh, February 4
The police has booked four persons on the charges of duping a city-based textile company of several lakhs of rupees.

Gang of luxury car thieves busted
Mohali, February 4
The police today claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of car thieves who targeted only luxury cars. The cars were stolen from various parts of Punjab and were being sold in Uttaranchal, the SSP, GPS Bhullar, said. After stealing the cars, the gang members used to prepare fake registration papers and sell them to unsuspecting persons.

One arrested for duping woman
Zirakpur, February 4
Pinku Kumar, a resident of Bihar, who allegedly duped a 70-year-old woman on the pretext of polishing gold earrings here yesterday, has been arrested by the police today.In her complaint, Amar Kaur, a resident of Pabhat village, told the police that the incident took place around 5 pm when a youth knocked her door and said he could polish the utensils and the jewellery.

2 booked for snatching gold chain
Mohali, February 4
Two unidentified motorcycle-borne youths snatched a gold chain from a Phase VII resident near motor market here this afternoon.

Two killed, one hurt in mishaps
Chandigarh, February 4
A cyclist and a woman were killed while a motorcyclist was injured in three separate road accidents in various parts of the city.

5 arrested for rioting
Chandigarh, February 4
The police has arrested five persons reportedly involved in a group clash at Bapu Dham Colony last night.


Inter-School Meet
GNPS, Satluj enter quarterfinal
Chandigarh, February 4
A batsman flicks the ball during a match of the Times-NIE-Cremica Inter-School Tournament at GNPS, Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), Sector 36, walloped Stepping Stones School, Sector 37, by 111 runs, while Satluj Public School, Sector 4, smacked CLDAV School, Sector 11, Panchkula, by 113 runs to enter the quarterfinals of the Times-NIE-Cremica Inter-School Tournament at GNPS, Sector 36, here today.

A batsman flicks the ball during a match of the Times-NIE-Cremica Inter-School Tournament at GNPS, Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Winners of the All-India Inter-University Lawn Tennis Championship held at Hisar with Vice-Chancellor Prof RC Sobti at the PU, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Winners of the All-India Inter-University Lawn Tennis Championship held at Hisar with Vice-Chancellor Prof RC Sobti at the PU, Chandigarh, on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

12 teams for soccer fest
Chandigarh, February 4
Twelve schools have confirmed their participation in the Chandigarh Football Festival for Under-11 for Mount Carmel Trophy, which begins tomorrow at Mount Carmel School in Sector 47 here.

Golf tourney from today
Chandigarh, January 4
A two-day Central Revenue Sports Board (CRSB) Invitational Golf Tournament will be organised by the income tax department, Chandigarh, at the Golf Club from February 5. 

Kamini, Mamta excel in athletics
Chandigarh, February 4
Kamini and Mamta excelled in the two-day annual athletics meet that began at DAV College, Sector 10, here today.Kamini bagged first position in the 100 m race and shot put, while Mamta secured first position in 400 m and 800 m races.

C’wealth Games
Ravinder appointed deputy competition manager
Chandigarh, February 4
Ravinder Chaudhry, honorary secretary, Amateur Athletics Association, Chandigarh, and lecturer in the department of physical education, DAV college, will officiate as deputy competition manager for athletics during the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in October.

Cricket trials for Punjab team
Chandigarh, February 4
Trials to select probables for Punjab team to participate in the 3rd All-India Senior National League Cricket Tournament at Pathankot from February 18 will be held on February 7. Stating this in a press release here, Sajjan Kumar, president Cricket Association of India, said interested players should contact coach Davinder Singh at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, at 3 pm.


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