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Suicide note found scribbled on woman’s body
Cops seize photos of injury marks on deceased
Chandigarh, February 21
At the instance of the deceased’s family members, the police has recovered photographs purportedly showing injury marks on the body of the woman who had allegedly committed suicide at her Sector 41 home here on February 18.

GMADA to reduce reserve price of residential plots
Mohali, February 21
After failing to sell residential plots at a reserved price of Rs 50,000 per sq yard, Greater Mohali Area Development Authority has now decided to reduce the reserve price of the residential plots.

Widow held for abducting 3-yr-old boy
Chandigarh, February 21
In a desperate attempt to ensure support in her old age, a widow, said to be a vagabond, allegedly kidnapped a three-year-old boy from Manimajra this afternoon. The police arrested the woman, who had lost her only son, soon after the missing child’s family raised an alarm.

PU forms panel on UGC college schemes
Chandigarh, February 21
A general lack of awareness about incentives and beneficial schemes floated by the University Grants Commission for college for college students has led Panjab University officials to set up an eight-member ‘action review’ committee to facilitate adoption of such schemes.


ECSTASY: Students of Panjab University have a ball at the annual fest of the UIET, Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

PEC mess workers to go on strike tomorrow
Chandigarh, February 21
The Mess Workers Union of the PEC University of Technology has decided to go off work on February 23 in protest against nonpayment of minimum wages. While the workers say they are being underpaid PEC officials have asserted they are being paid wages according to the UT administration guidelines. The mess workers declared today they would not be serving food to students in PEC hostels on Tuesday.

Open House Response
Garbage collection from sectors misses MC watch
Disposal of garbage is a problem of the Municipal Corporation, which at the moment, is not getting the adequate attention of the authorities concerned.


J&K as safe as any other place: Minister
Chandigarh, February 21
Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Tourism Nasir Aslam Wani has said the state was as safe as another state in the country resulting in tourists returning to the three regions (Jammu, Kashmir and Ladhak) of the state. “Since things are absolutely normal and much has been done to boost tourism, the state government has declared 2010 as a Visit J&K Year,” he announced.

City to face less power cuts
Restructured power programme of Centre to be implemented
Chandigarh, February 21
In a bid to bring respite to the city residents from frequent power cuts and fluctuations, the UT administration has decided to implement the restructured accelerated power development and reforms programme of the Central government.

Listening to God: Modern-day ‘Naradmuni talks to the God’ over a mobile while resting his hand on a camel during the Rajasthani Art & Craft Festival at Kalagram in Chandigarh. Attracting clients with smart slogans
Travelling towards Siswan this weekend, I was amazed to find big display boards of ‘Chandigarh Extension’ at different points, on either side of the road. On enquiry from some locals, I discovered that the ‘Chandigarh Extension’ was a phrase coined by a private company offering luxury apartments, right next to Mullanpur.

Listening to God: Modern-day ‘Naradmuni talks to the God’ over a mobile while resting his hand on a camel during the Rajasthani Art & Craft Festival at Kalagram in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Govt to spend Rs 400 cr for biotech park
Mohali, February 21
The department of biotechnology, ministry of science and technology, would spend Rs 400 crore to set up a biotechnology park on 150 acres in Knowledge City, Sector 81, here. The facility would prepare value added products based on agriculture and undertake new researches related to agriculture.

Car rally to protest misuse of Dowry Harassment Act
Chandigarh, February 21
Members of the Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF) today organised a 96-km car rally in the tri-city. The car rally was taken out to highlight the plight of families, who have been implicated in false cases, due to the misuse of the Dowry Harassment Act.

Members of the Save Indian Families Foundation take out an awareness rally against misuse of the Dowry Harassment Act, in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Accreditation for lab
Chandigarh, February 21
Chandigarh Clinical Laboratories (CCL) has become the first laboratory in the region to get an accreditation by the National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for medical testing in six major disciplines.

An expert washes a dog during a free health check-up camp for pets at the Pet Animals Medical and Training Centre in Panchkula on Sunday. International course on pet practices soon
Panchkula, February 21
The Pet Animals Health Society, Haryana, organised a free health check-up camp at the Pet Animal Medical Centre-cum-Teaching Hospital here today. “An international course on pet practices will be started at the centre from next month,” said Dr KS Dangi, director-general of animal husbandry and dairying, Haryana.

An expert washes a dog during a free health check-up camp for pets at the Pet Animals Medical and Training Centre in Panchkula on Sunday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Touch of Tradition: Students of Dev Samaj College, Sector 45, Chandigarh, going back home after performing a Punjabi folk dance at Panjab University fest on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Bollywood music soiree enraptures audience
Panchkula, February 21
The compelling charm of Hindi film music kept audience in rapt attention, as 31 amateur artistes rendered 35 evergreen filmy hit songs immortalised by legendary Bollywood playback singers in a special programme “Sada Bahar Geet” held under the direction of Manmohan Lakhera at the Inderdhanush Auditorium here today.

156 examined at dental camp
Panchkula, February 21
As many as 156 patients were examined at a free dental check-up camp organised by the Punjabi Sabha, Pinjore, near here today. The camp was organised in collaboration with BRS Dental College and Hospital, Barwala.

Accident-prone area
The road dividing Sectors 53 and 54, where the furniture market is situated, is a traffic bottleneck. As the shopkeepers keep their articles up to the kerb, visitors get little parking space for their vehicles. Moreover, vehicles of shopkeepers and customers are parked on the road and elsewhere, as there is no parking space in the market. Mini-trucks are seen parked on the road for loading/unloading furniture items. The stretch has become a highly accident-prone area due to traffic congestion.


St Xavier’s students get prizes
Chandigarh, February 21
St Xavier`s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, organised annual prize distribution function to felicitate the meritorious students here today. The programme began with a vandana and one-minute silence was observed for the departed soul of Kartik, as student of Class III, who died of blood cancer.

Farewell to Class X students
Panchkula, February 21
Students of Holy Child School bid a farewell to Class X students with a grand and solemn ceremony. The flag handing over and investiture ceremony for the new house and school appointments was also conducted.

IT fest at GCG-42
Chandigarh, February 21
The annual IT fest of Government College for Girls (GCG-42), Sector 42, “OSMIUM”, was organised here today. Chief guest Partap Aggarwal, MD, IDS Infotech Limited, Mohali, while talking to budding corporate stars said core strength, communication skills, supporting skills and emotional stability were the key words to success. He encouraged the students to start their own ventures in the IT sector, as it is going to stay long.


Complaint against depot holder
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 21
Accusing a ration-depot holder at Maheshpura village near Khamano of not providing ration to beneficiaries of various card holders for the past many months, villagers have lodged a complaint with the District Food Supplies Controller. They alleged that the ration-depot holder provided ration to his “near and dear ones”.

A match in progress between Tiger Club and DMW Club at Dhruv Pandav Stadium in Patiala on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Regularisation of illegal colonies faces rough weather
Ambala, February 21
The fate of about 70 unauthorised colonies located on the outskirts of Ambala has run into rough weather, as the municipal council has put hold on the initial exercise of regularisation.

Sachin declared best athlete
Banur, February 21
The two-day athletics meet of Aryan Group of Colleges concluded at Aryans Business School. Around 350 students of MBA, BBA, BCA of Aryans Business School, Aryans School of Management and Aryans Institute of Management and Technology participated in the athletics meet.

Two killed in road mishap
Kharar, February 21
Two youngsters, including an air force employee, were killed in an accident on the Kharar-Chandigarh road here this afternoon.

Gang of robbers busted
Ambala, February 21
The police busted a gang of robbers with the arrest of six persons here today. On a tip off, the police laid a trap and nabbed six persons near the Burial ground where they were planning their next robbery.

Doctors’ meet at Patiala
Patiala, February 21
The State Bank of Patiala organised doctors’ meet here yesterday where assistant general manager of the bank Balwinder Singh was the chief guest.

6 held for robbery bid
Ambala, February 21
Ambala Cantt Sadar Police has nabbed six persons near Christian graveyard here this afternoon while they were making plans for robbery.

1.5-kg opium recovered, 2 held
Rajpura, February 21
The Rajpura police today arrested two migrants for carrying opium. The accused have been identified as Mohan Prasad and Balli Ram Yadav, both residents of Bihar. They had purchased opium from near the Nepal border and had come to sell it in Rajpura and adjoining areas.

Conference on engg trends ends
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 21 Three-day international conference on engineering innovations - a fillip to economic development concluded on Jalvehra campus of Continental Group of Institutes here today. Dr Rajneesh Arora, Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, presided over.

Teacher commits suicide
Ambala, February 21
Jagdish Chand, a teacher in Government Senior Secondary School and resident of Durana near here was found dead in his house early this morning.

Rajpura, February 21
A seminar on basics of organic chemistry was organised today at Swift School of Pharmacy.


Minor arrested for sodomy
Mohali, February 21
A minor boy studying in Class VIII allegedly committed sodomy with a five-year-old boy of a neighbour at his terrace in Chhat village here on Saturday late evening.

11 held for rioting
Chandigarh, February 21
The police arrested 11 persons from Industrial Area on charges of illegally occupying a disputed property.

Two injured as scaffold collapses
Chandigarh, February 21
Two labourers were seriously injured when the scaffold on which they were working collapsed on the Punjab and Haryana High Court premises here this afternoon.

Motorcyclist hurt in hit-and-run case
Chandigarh, February 21
In a hit-and-run case, an unidentified motorcyclist was badly injured in Sector 9 here tonight.
The police said the victim was coming from the Matka Chowk side on his Yamaha motorcycle (CH 04 A 9224) and was hit by an unidentified vehicle on the road dividing Sectors 9 and 17. He was seriously wounded in the accident and rushed to the Sector 16 Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, from where he was referred to the PGI. The police said the victim was wearing a helmet, which was crushed in the mishap.

Policemen examine the spot where an unidentified vehicle hit a motorcyclist in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Sunday night. A Tribune photograph


BTS academy book berth in final
Chandigarh, February 21
The excellent unbeaten knock of 37 runs by Amol helped the BTS Cricket Academy to enter the final of the first Triangular Series U-15 Cricket Tournament held at Banyan Tree School ground, Sector 48, here today.

Ajay scripts Hansraj academy win
Panchkula, February 21
The Hansraj Cricket Academy beat Godrej Cricket Club by five wickets in the first Inter-Corporate Cricket League Series organised by the Hansraj Cricket Academy at Hansraj Public School cricket ground, Sector 6, here today.

Bandeep, Soma win dancing couple title
Chandigarh, February 21
Bandeep and Soma in salsa and Samdish and Prashansa in jive and cha cha-cha won the dancing couple title at the second Chandigarh DanceSport Championship held at Sector-10 Skating Rink here today.

4-wicket win for Samsung XI
Chandigarh, February 21
Samsung XI defeated Vampire XI by four wickets in the Inaugural Vampire Trophy being organised by the Chandigarh Cricket Association at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

Thapar team claim golf title
Chandigarh, February 21
The foursome of Thapar Engineering College comprising HC Sethi, CS Bedi, Ajay Kanwar and PPS Sawhney clinched the sixth Engineers’ Golf Tournament title played on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here yesterday.
The Thaparians logged 109 stable ford points to win the title for the third time.

The Thapar Engineering College team, which won the golf title at the Chandigarh Golf Club. A Tribune photograph

Cricket meet from Feb 28
Panchkula, February 21
The Chandigarh Sports Club (CSC) would organise the 7th Bharat Kesho League Cricket Tournament at the cricket stadiums in Panchkula and Chandigarh from February 28.


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