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Kings leave fans disappointed
Mohali, March 13
Youngsters in a joyous mood during the IPL match at the PCA stadium in Mohali on Saturday. A dull show by the Kings XI Punjab team and local hero Yuvraj Singh at the PCA stadium left the spectators disappointed.

Youngsters in a joyous mood during the IPL match at the PCA stadium in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Land Acquisition
Ministry rubbishes UT admn’s reply
Chandigarh, March 13
The land acquisition policy of the Chandigarh administration has come under a cloud again, with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) rubbishing its reply to audit objections.

Protest against use of martyrs’ names
Mohali, March 13
Activists of the Global Human Rights Council, the Shiv Sena Hindustan and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad protested at the gate of the PCA stadium here today.


Tie-up with US body for pilot project
Training for care of autistic children from April
Chandigarh, March 13
Adding another feather to its cap, the Society for Rehabilitation of Mentally Challenged (SOREM) has tied up with the Global Autism Project, New York, for a special training programme for care of autistic children, which begins early next month.


Copying goes hi-tech
Chandigarh, March 13
Panjab University Senate may be patting its back for introducing historic reforms in the examination system, but the tech-savvy students have found innovative ways of copying in exams.

Dua: Procedures bar people-to-people contact
Chandigarh, March 13
Delegates at a seminar at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Common socio-economic problems can be taken up jointly by countries in the Indian subcontinent, but the governments’ stance and bureaucratic procedures are a detrimental factor in such initiatives.

Delegates at a seminar at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Odissi casts a spell
Chandigarh, March 13
Artistes perform at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. The much-awaited bonanza of Indian classical music and dance, the Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan unfolded the magic of Odissi dance and the electrifying jugalbandi by Barman Bandhus at the Tagore Theatre here today.The annual programme organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra featured the doyenne of Odissi dance Meera Das, who commenced with traditional invocatory “Mangalacharan” followed by “Nritta”, the pure dance by Meera Das and her seven-member group.

Artistes perform at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Women’s Reservation Bill
Institute holds interactive session
Mohali, March 13
In the backdrop of the Women’s Reservation Bill being presented in and passed by Rajya Sabha and to discuss its prospects in Lok Sabha, faculty members of the Sahibzada Ajit Singh Institute of Information Technology and Research, Mohali, held an interactive session on the topic recently.

Ranjit Bajaj’s second security guard held
Panchkula, March 13
Following a chase of more than one month, the district police today claimed to have arrested Mahinder Singh, Ranjit Bajaj’s security guard, from Seenk village, near Panipat, on the GT road.

City records highest temperature of season 
Chandigarh, March 13
With the rains remaining elusive, the city recorded a maximum temperature of 29.2 °C, the highest of the season so far.

Urdu play ‘Jang Ab Nahin Hogi’ staged
Chandigarh, March 13
“Yeh zabr bhi dekha hai, Tareekh ki nazron ne/ Lamhon ne khta ki thi, Sadiyon ne saza payee” the couplet brings into focus the illegitimate decisive moments, the cause of forced partition and subsequent avoidable wars and the central theme of the Urdu play “Jang Ab Nahin Hogi ”.


From Colleges
Seniors get warm farewell
Chandigarh, March 13
Students of commerce department at Government College for Girls, Sector-11, bid farewell to the outgoing students of Bcom (III) here today.

Paper Duplication
Two schools get same paper
Chandigarh, March 13
In continuation with the ongoing CBSE Class IX examination paper duplication in various city schools, a Sector 9-based school today reportedly got a maths paper which is a replica of the one used by a Sector 32-based school.

Founder’s day at YPS
Mohali, March 13
There are no short cuts to hard work in life. This was advised to the students of YPS Mohali by chief election commissioner Naveen Chawla, while addressing the gathering at the founder’s day of the school here today.

174 awarded degrees
Mohali, March 13
As many as 174 students were awarded degrees at the annual convocation of Government College here today.


Augmentation of water supply mooted
Ambala, March 13
With the Haryana Government planning to augment drinking water supply to Ambala Cantt and its adjoining areas, it seems that residents of the town have finally got some reason to cheer.

Patiala flowers steal the show
Patiala, March 13
State-level flower and vegetable exhibition was inaugurated at Baradari Gardens, Patiala, amidst large gathering of farmers and city residents. Agriculture minister of Punjab Sucha Singh Langah inaugurated the exhibition. He, while addressing the gathering, stressed upon the need to grow more vegetables and fruits stating that it was a very profitable business.

SDM injured in mishap
Dera Bassi, March 13
SDM Dera Bassi Puneet Goyal sustained injuries in a road mishap that took place near Balachaur on the Ropar-Nawanshahar highway today.

Bus catches fire
Lalru, March 13
A major tragedy was averted when a Haryana Roadways AC bus caught fire at Dappar which was extinguished by the toll plaza employees yesterday.The reason has been ascertained as a short circuit in the battery wiring.

Dera Bassi roads in bad shape
Dera Bassi, March 13
The stretch between the bus stand and tehsil complex here is in a state of neglect.The indifferent attitude of the authorities towards the maintenance of roads has harrowed hundreds of commuters. Residents claim that minor accidents are a routine affair on this road.

Patiala press club thrash MC
Patiala, March 13
The scintillating performance by the Patiala Press Cricket Club batsman made the friendly encounter with Patiala Municipal Corporation team a completely one-sided affair at the Buddha Dal Sports Complex here today.

Anita wins in women’s category
Girls in action during the Inter-College Tae-kwon-do Championship at Punjabi University in Patiala on SaturdayPatiala, March 13
Two-day Inter-College Tae-kwon-do Championship for Men and Women, which is being introduced for the first time in Punjabi University, began at Gymnasium Hall of the university today. It is interesting to note that around 12 teams have participated in both men and women categories in the very first competition.

Girls in action during the Inter-College Tae-kwon-do Championship at Punjabi University in Patiala on Saturday. A Tribune photograph



Notice to UT admn
Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal and Justice Jasbir Singh yesterday issued notice of motion to the Chandigarh Administration, along with Punjab and Haryana, seeking a ban or restricted use of lead in paints.

Six-month jail in cheque-bounce case
Chandigarh, March 13
The Civil Judge (junior division)-cum-Judicial Magistrate Pritpal Singh today sentenced one Anil Jain to six-month imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2,000 in a check bounce case.

CBI court asks for evidence
Cash At Judge’s Door
Chandigarh, March 13
A CBI special court of Darshan Singh today asked the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association to submit the evidence on which it relied upon for taking cognisance of offences made out in the cash-at-judge's-door case.

2 get 10-yr jail
Chandigarh, March 13
Additional District and Sessions Judge Raj Shekhar Attri sentenced Paramjeet Singh and Harpreet Singh, both residents of Jalandhar, to 10-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1 lakh here today.


Man held for stealing
Chandigarh, March 13 The police has arrested Kamru Din, a resident of Moti Lal Nagar, Mumbai, for allegedly stealing two gold chains, earrings and a gold ring.
In her complaint, Sudha Chagraj, resident of Vikash Nagar Kudnoor, Kerala, alleged that the accused was caught red handed while stealing the ornaments from her room at a hotel in Sector 22 on Friday.


Cheerleaders in a jubilant mood during the match between Kings XI Punjab and
Cheerleaders in a jubilant mood during the match between Kings XI Punjab and
Delhi Daredevils at the PCA stadium in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

88 tee off in TEE golf
Panchkula, March 13
As many as 88 golfers teed off in the second TiE CEO Golf Tournament on the par-72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club here today.Organised by TiE, Punjab and Chandigarh, the participants included senior policy makers from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, corporate executives, venture capitalists and investors. According to Puneet Vatsayan, president, TiE, Punjab and Chandigarh, the tournament was not only a test of their golfing skills but also a great networking event for entrepreneurs.

Atinder, Harleen best athletes
Chandigarh, March 13
Atinder and Harleeen Kaur of metallurgical engineering were declared best athletes in the 63rd annual athletics meet of Punjab Engineering College (PEC), which concluded on the PEC grounds here today.

Sports council to honour position holders
Chandigarh, , March 13
The Chandigarh Sports Council will honour players who have claimed the first three positions in the sub-junior, junior and senior categories during the national championships/tournaments, national school games and national games.

Vijayant in main draw of F2 tennis tourney
Chandigarh, March 13
Commonwealth Games 2010 probable and trainee of Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association Vijayant Malik is among the 18 players who has figured in the main draw of the $ 10,000 India F2 Futures Tennis Tournament to be hosted by CLTA from March 13 at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium.


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