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Land allotment at IT Park under scanner
MHA report: Admn acted on whims and fancies

Chandigarh, March 14
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has brought the land allotment process in the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP) under the scanner again. “The process of fixation of rates of the plots in the IT Park and the procedure for allotment followed by the Chandigarh administration are completely arbitrary.

24 hurt in bee attack at PGI
Chandigarh, March 14
A day after six persons were injured in an attack of honeybees at the Sukhna Lake, 24 persons were stung by a swarm of bees at the PGI here this evening. The incident took place near the Bhargava auditorium. The injured — 15 men, eight women and one child — were immediately admitted to the hospital’s emergency ward.

Fire brigade staff of the PGI try to rescue attendants from the bee attack in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

School transport system irks parents
Chandigarh, March 14
Following the strike by bus operators last year, the UT administration had promised to regulate private schools’ transport system within months, but it was a shambles till date.


Ranjit Case
Contradictions galore in police probe
Panchkula, March 14
The district police, which has shown ‘extraordinary efficiency’ in arresting Ranjit Bajaj and his accomplices, seems to be in a questionable situation over its frequently changing stance on investigation results.

Vehicles parked by the roadside at Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh. Open House
UT unclear on reshaping of the Industrial Area
Chandigarh Administration continues to dabble in experimenting with the growth of the Industrial Area without a clear cut policy. Its ambitious plans of transforming the look of the entire area went kaput the day Centre confiscated its conversion amount of more than Rs 500 crores.

Vehicles parked by the roadside at Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


Illegal taxi operators having the last laugh
Chandigarh, March 12
For those running transport business illegally, city happens to be a happy hunting ground, as the Chandigarh administration and the municipal corporation authorities have failed to check the illegal plying and parking of their vehicles.

CME on Rheumatology
Experts dwell on ailments, cure
Chandigarh, March 14
The department of internal medicine of the PGI organised a continuous medical education programme on rheumatology here today. The programme started with a welcome address by Prof KK Talwar, Director of the institute.

Burning of leaves goes unchecked
The ban on burning of leaves goes up in smoke in Chandigarh. Chandigarh, March 14
In spite of the possibility of a strong punitive action against violators, the burning of dry leaves and grass continues unabated in various parts of the city. In the name of beautification, the practice of burning of leaves is quite common in the city. Each morning, sweepers in almost every sector cause air pollution and create health hazard for local residents by burning heaps of dry leaves.

The ban on burning of leaves goes up in smoke in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Bank Locker Theft
Nine months on, complainant awaits lodging of FIR
Chandigarh, March 14
Even nine months after a Sector-20 resident reported theft of jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh from his locker in Punjab National Bank, Sector 22, the Chandigarh police has failed to register a case into the matter.

Anti-sexual harassment committee reconstituted
Chandigarh, March 14
The Chandigarh district courts reconstituted the anti-sexual harassment committee on Friday. Earlier, the committee proved to be defunct as not even a single meeting was held in 13 years of its existence.

Students queue up for a fashion show by the University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Students queue up for a fashion show by the University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

A police team and a CFSL squad inspect the scene where a .32 bore pistol and 21 live cartridges were found in a carrybag at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday evening. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Punjab Haat to offer distinct cuisines
Mohali, March 14
Following green signal to the Punjab Haat-cum-amusement park project of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) in Sector 62, the consultant of the project has envisaged a traditional permanent market wherein visitors could browse and purchase skilfully crafted handcrafts and savour distinct cuisine.

SCs, sewermen to get one-room flats
Chandigarh, March 14
Sewermen of the Chandigarh engineering department and the Municipal Corporation and Scheduled Castes, as notified for the Union Territory, have reason to cheer.

Two booked for assaulting jawan
Zirakpur, March 14
The police booked two persons for assaulting an Army official and allegedly tearing his uniform, near Zirakpur-Kalka barrier, at Dhakoli village here last night. The accused have been identified as Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Dashmesh Colony, Zirakpur, and Jarnail Singh, a resident of Sohana village, Mohali.

Mining shut, building material prices up
Panchkula, March 14
The closure of mining operations in rivers of the district has started pinching on the pockets of consumers of building material. Prices of sand, gravel and boulders have been increased by around 25 per cent since March 1.

Sec-26 police station sans inspector
Chandigarh, March 14
While certain police stations in the city have more than two inspectors to take care of routine policing, the Sector-26 police station is virtually being run by a sub-inspector.

Spirit depot near stadium potential threat
Mohali, March 14
While the Mohali police has conducted a thorough search of the residential area around the PCA stadium during the ongoing IPL matches, the potential hazard of spirit depot in a house immediately behind the stadium in Phase IX has failed to catch the attention of the police.

Mayor visits Sectors 50, 51
Chandigarh, March 14
Mayor Anu Chatrath yesterday visited Sectors 50 and 51 to look into the problems of the residents of the area.

Children take part in a painting competition at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh. Painting contest for underprivileged
Chandigarh, March 14
“Saplings-Care, We Share” in collaboration with “Nanhe Kadam” organised a painting competition for the underprivileged children at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, here yesterday. The competition, which had over 250 participants, aimed at making these kids not only aware of various environmental issues, but also catalyse their thinking towards making a difference.

Children take part in a painting competition at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

40 take part in singing contest
Chandigarh, March 14
A singing competition “Singing Star 2010” based on film/non film songs was organised under the aegis of the Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts (CIPA) at the Government Museum Auditorium here today.


Prize distribution function
Chandigarh, March 14
The 37th annual prize distribution function of GGDSD College, Sector 32-C, Chandigarh, was held on the college premises yesterday. Principal Dr AC Vaid read out the annual report of the college. He enlisted the significant achievements of the college, its faculty and students during the academic session 2009-10, along with elaborating the future vision of the college in terms of potential research and development, infrastructure enhancement and innovative courses and projects being undertaken.

Auditions for talent hunt at GCM-11
Chandigarh, March 14
Academics and aesthetics compliment each other at Gurukul Vidyapeeth, which has teamed up to identify and promote the promising talented artistes from the region. Audition for the mega talent hunt “Dancer of Chandigarh” for age group 18 to 25 was held at Government College for Men (GCM)-11 here today.

Annual planner system for college teachers
Chandigarh, March 14
In a bid to establish a corporate and systematised ambiance, the UT education department will set up an “annual planner” system for teachers in the city colleges. Under the scheme, the teachers would be required to set “weekly target” for themselves to complete the whole syllabus.

Collection of funds by DEO
Lunch for principals draws flak
Mohali, March 14
A few days after the alleged scam involving collection of funds by the Mohali district education office to honour government teachers raised many eyebrows, an “exclusive” lunch for some principals and their spouses, extended by the Mohali District Education Office on Sunday has again raised several questions.

135 degrees awarded
Chandigarh, March 14
Government Home Science College, Sector 10, held its 42nd annual convocation and prize distribution function yesterday. Dr Rita G Singh read out the annual report and enlisted the achievements of the college.

Panel discussion on architectural education
Chandigarh, March 14
The student body of the Chandigarh College of Architecture, (CASA), organised a panel discussion on subject-architecture education model-synchronising academic curriculum and professional demands here today.


Corps of Signals celebrate centenary
Ambala, March 14
As a part of centenary celebrations the Corps of Signals teams displayed their skills while visiting various military stations with an aim to enhance the Corps image and increase awareness amongst the general population.

Club urges govt not to auction liquor vends on March 23
Morinda, March 14
Members of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial Club, Morinda, urged the state excise department not to auction liquor vends in the state on March 23.


Two held for burglary
Chandigarh, March 14
Two persons were caught red-handed while committing a burglary in a house in Manimajra. Devinder Sharma of Subash Nagar in Manimajra alleged in his complaint to the police that Vijay Kumar, Ranjit Kumar, Deveer Pal, Chattri, Kirhan, Patra, all residents of Manimajra, barged into his residence to commit burglary yesterday. Vijay was caught red handed and Ranjit was nabbed from Indira Colony. The police arrested the duo and produced them before a local court, which remanded them to judicial custody. The remaining accused are still absconding.


Players in action during the above-35 category tennis doubles match at YMCA, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Devinder Kapoor lifts tennis title
Chandigarh, March 14
Devinder Kapoor of the Total Tennis Academy clinched the first title in the ongoing Late LD Kapoor Memorial Total Tennis Championship for seniors being played at YMCA Sector 11, here today.

Players in action during the above-35 category tennis doubles match at YMCA, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Bharat Kesho Cricket Tourney
Godrej, Emirates storm into semifinals
Panchkula, March 14
Godrej and Boyce-XI, Emirates Trading Agency, HDFC Bank and CITI Financial have entered the semifinals of the seventh Bharat Kesho Gupta Memorial Cup League Cricket Tournament being played at Cricket Stadium, Sector 3.

Panjab University students take part in a marathon on the campus in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Girish, Jagdeep clinch golf titles
Panchkula, March 14
Girish Virk logged 34 points to clinch the gross stableford title in the second TiE CEO Golf Tournament held on the par-72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club here yesterday.

Refresher course from today
Chandigarh, March 14
The Chandigarh Sports Council will organise a nine-day refresher course at the Sports Complex, Sector 42, from March 15 here. The course will aim at upgrading the technical knowledge in areas like scientific sports training methods, sports medicine, rehabilitation process and psychological aspect.

Under-10 T-20 tourney postponed
Panchkula, March 14
The first Under-10 Twenty20 League Cricket Tournament to be organised by the Hansraj Cricket Academy (HCA), Sector 6, has been postponed to March 18. Earlier, the tournament was to start from today.


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