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Valentine’s Day
Rein in emotions, cops are watching
Chandigarh, February 13
Eve-teasers watch out. The police has made elaborate security arrangements ahead of Valentine’s Day tomorrow. Over 700 policemen will be deployed in key locations, specially those frequented by the youth, from 8 am until late into the evening to maintain order.
A woman wears love on her sleeve as youngsters in a jeep look on, on the eve of the Valentine’s Day in Chandigarh on Sunday. A woman wears love on her sleeve as youngsters in a jeep look on, on the eve of the Valentine’s Day in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Boy ‘chews off’ friend’s thumb over bike keys
Panchkula, February 13
A boy allegedly chewed off the thumb of his friend’s right hand after the latter refused to hand over the keys of his motorcycle near Hotel Peninsula on the road dividing Sectors 8 and 9 here late on Thursday night.


It will be a tightrope walk for new Adviser
Chandigarh, February 13
Putting development work back on track is going to be a tough task for the 1983 batch IAS officer and new Adviser to the UT Administrator KK Sharma, who is expected to take up his assignment this week.

Amarinder’s kin dies in accident
‘Deprived’ of ventilator at PGI
Chandigarh, February 13
A 32-year-old man, said to be a relative of former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, died after his speeding car rammed into a medical store in Khuda Jassu village near PGI on Friday night.

Gauba’s reinstatement can be reconsidered: Sobti
Syndicate sets up panel on harassment; strike by UBS students continues
Chandigarh, February 13
In a surprise turn around, Panjab University Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti said the university could consider reinstating Dr Krishan Gauba as the director-principal of Dr HSJ Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital if he forwarded a written request to the syndics who would then have to then deliberate on the issue.


A road near Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Drizzle causes dip in mercury
Chandigarh, February 13
Intermittent drizzle in the city and adjoining areas today made it chilly again as the maximum temperature fell to 20.8 degree Celsius from 26.0 degree Celsius yesterday.The minimum temperature was 15.0 degree Celsius, as per the India Meteorological Department.

A road near Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Ban on NOC to GPA holders
Plea to Bansal
Chandigarh, February 13 A delegation of the Property Consultants Association has met Union Parliamentary Affairs, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Minister Pawan Bansal, seeking the lifting of the ban on issuance of no-objection certificates (NOCs) to general power of attorney (GPA) holders by the estate office.

Patil sees HC record room
Chandigarh, February 13
Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator Shivraj Patil visited several buildings in the Capitol Complex, including the Punjab and Haryana High Court complex, Vidhan Sabhas of Punjab and Haryana and the Civil Secretariat, here today.

Reporters Diary
Stray dogs move around fearlessly posing danger to passersby at Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh. SAD attention on Mohali
After Bathinda, Mohali is getting special attention of the ruling SAD government as far development projects are concerned. After a neglect for a long period, the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal are ensuring

SHOW OF STRENGTH: Stray dogs move around fearlessly posing danger to passersby at Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Plan to expand old age home mooted
Chandigarh, February 13
The department of the social welfare is considering an expansion of the Old Age Home at Sector 15 to cater to a capacity of 150 senior citizens.

Workshop on clinical pharmacology from today
Chandigarh, February 13
Two interesting and relevant topics, “Ethics in pharmaceutical marketing and promotion” and “Fraud and misconduct in clinical research”, are scheduled to be discussed during a six-day workshop on clinical pharmacology, which will open at the PGI here tomorrow.

A young boy plays gatka during a competition held on Sahibzada Ajit Singh’s birth anniversary in Phase VIII, Mohali.
A young boy plays gatka during a competition held on Sahibzada Ajit Singh’s birth anniversary in Phase VIII, Mohali. Tribune photo: Pravesh Chauhan

‘Making a will matters’
Chandigarh, February 13
The Chandigarh-Panchkula chapter of the Cost and Works Accountants of India organised a seminar on “Agreement of family settlements, wills and trust deeds” here today.

Kathak doyen weaves magic
Chandigarh, February 13
The magnificence and splendour of kathak was brought alive by Padmavibhushan Pt Birju Maharaj and his foremost disciples at the Tagore Theatre yesterday.

BMW Car Crash
Toll mounts to 3 as another victim dies
Zirakpur, February 13
After battling for his life for 36 hours, Dashrath Rishi, a resident of Sector 38, finally succumbed to his injuries that he had received in an accident between a BMW and an auto-rickshaw on Friday night. He was admitted to the GMCH-32, Chandigarh.

HJC seeks Krishna’s ouster over faux pas
Panchkula, February 13
The Haryana Janhit Congress today said the Union Foreign Minister SM Krishna had no right to remain in office for his gaffe while addressing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the first time.

BJP seeks CBI probe into land scam
Panchkula, February 13
The BJP has demanded a CBI inquiry into the multi-crore land scam in which the panchayat land in Panchkula was fraudulently transferred in the name of some persons and was later acquired by HUDA.


Open House Response
Unfortunate exit of a reformer
Amajority of students and parents are feeling sorry about the exit of Dr Gauba from HSJ Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital. Some of them are even feeling deprived of a father figure as is evident from the gaining strength of new voices against his ouster.

Students’ patience put to test
Made to wait to get convocation robes
Panjab University students and passouts line up outside the university’s gymnasium hall to get their convocation robes on Sunday.Chandigarh, February 13
The absence of multiple counters to provide convocation robes to students and passouts of Panjab University during the rehearsal of 60th annual convocation coupled with the drizzle put students’ patience to test.

Panjab University students and passouts line up outside the university’s gymnasium hall to get their convocation robes on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

You’re never too old for a PhD
Chandigarh, February 13
In 1975 Gurcharan Singh Gotra was 25 years old when he attended Panjab University’s annual convocation to receive his master’s degree in economics. Now 60 and having resumed studies after a gap of almost three-and-a-half decades, he is among the very few of his age who will receive a doctorate at PU’s 60th annual convocation to be held on Monday.

PU Notes
PU gears up for V-Day
CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Dean Student Welfare (DSW) recently issued a notice to regulate entry on the campus on February 14, Valentine’s Day.

Researchers discuss trends in chemistry
Chandigarh, February 13
More than 300 research scholars, students and faculty members from all across the country and abroad presented oral and poster presentations at the Professor Ram Chand Paul International Conference on “Emerging trends in Chemistry” at Panjab University yesterday.


Day 21: Farmers burn Sukhbir’s effigy
Dera Bassi, February 13
With their dharna entering its 21th day today, farmers of Bhankarpur village burnt the effigy of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in protest against the stance of the state government. They vowed not vote for the SAD for the next 25 years.

Bridge between Amlala, Krala villages soon
Dera Bassi, February 13
People residing near the Ghaggar have a reason to cheer as they will soon have a bridge over the river between Amlala and Krala villages.

Discrimination against women highlighted
Patiala, February 13
Gender equality is not only a moral and rights issue but is also a question of economic growth and social development, even as it contributes to high economic performance and underpins any nation’s social and environmental sustainability. This was stated by Byrganym Aitimova, permanent representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, in her address on the inaugural day of the two-day international conference on “Women and child issues: National and international perspectives” being organised by the Punjabi University’s Women’s Studies Centre (WSC) recently.


Assault case against forest officials
Minister takes cognizance; staff up in arms
Mohali, February 13
Punjab forest minister Tikshan Sud has taken a serious note of forest department officials being falsely implicated in a case of assault and intimidation of certain persons named in different cases of sand mining in the Naya Gaon and Nadha area.

HDFC Bank penalised for deficiency in service
Mohali, February 13
Holding HDFC Bank responsible for harassing its customer on account of demanding an outstanding amount of Rs 35,254 for using a Visa card, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the financial institution to pay a compensation of Rs 2,000 to the complainant and withdraw the demand notice issued to him.


Nine arrested for gambling
Chandigarh, February 13
The UT police arrested nine persons under the Excise Act and the Gambling Act from various places across the city last night.

2 youths snatch mobile, held
Panchkula, February 13 The local police claims to have solved a mobile snatching case by arresting two persons and recovering a stolen mobile phone from their possession after they allegedly committed the crime in Sector 9 here today.


Saneev, Kamal guide Kapsons XI’s win
Chandigarh, February 13
Saneev Garg (74 off 51) and Kamal Mehra (2 for 29 and unbeaten 22) guided Kapsons XI to defeat Kundan International Cricket academy by two wickets in the ongoing Puma League Cup Cricket Tournament being played at Kundan International School, Sector 46, here, today.

HDFC Bank beat Godrej to lift title
Panchkula, February 13
After a fine spell of 3 for 28 and contribution of 30-runs, Madan Lal helped HDFC Bank XI to lift the title of the second Proflex Cup League Cricket Tournament, being organised by the Cricket Federation of Haryana at Tau Cricket Stadium, Sector3, here, today. HDFC Bank XI defeated Godrej and Boyce XI in the final clash.

Harry, Shashank clear qualifying round
Chandigarh, February 13
Harry Jindal and Shashank Sharma cleared the final qualifying round in the under-18 age group in the ongoing Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association-AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament (for under-16 and under-18) at the CLTA courts, Sector 10, here today.

Golf camp for women
Chandigarh, February 13
The Chandigarh Golf Club will hold a five-day women’s golf coaching camp from March 1 to 5 in which members and non-members will be imparted basic training on the club premises.

Match postponed to Feb 20
Chandigarh, February 13
Intermittent rains forced the organisers of the CCA Under-16 Cricket Tournament to postpone the final match between GNPS-CCA Academy and DAV-8 teams at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36 ground, here today.


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