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Heritage or not?
UT asks Chief Architect to verify Paris auction items
Chandigarh, February 18
A day after the UT police booked an architect Jaswinder Singh in a case of criminal breach of trust following a UT administration’s report holding him responsible for loss of certain heritage items, the police has shot off a communication to the Chief Architect to ascertain whether or not the items which were auctioned in Paris qualify as “heritage’ items”.

School stabbing: One more arrested
Chandigarh, February 18
A day after a Class XI student of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 45, was brutally stabbed in the principal’s office, the police have made one more arrest in the case taking the total number arrested to four. The police arrested 20-year-old Lali, a resident of Colony number 5, in the case of attempt to murder. Three of the assailants were arrested yesterday while the rest, estimated to be six more, are still at large, the police said.

Schools wary of growing violence
Chandigarh, February 18
The mayhem witnessed at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 45, yesterday has once again highlighted the increasing lawlessness among children dwelling in city slums.

I-T raids on premises of 3 business houses
Chandigarh,February 18
Three major builders in Chadnigarh and its periphery came under the scanner of the Income Tax Department with the department raiding 18 premises and seizing documents indicating the evasion of taxes.


up in arms

Unions of Balmiki and Mazhabi Sikhs stage a dharna in front of the Punjab Chief Minister’s residence in Chandigarh on Friday
Unions of Balmiki and Mazhabi Sikhs stage a dharna in front of the Punjab Chief Minister’s residence in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

2 schoolgirls go missing
Chandigarh, February 18
Two teenage schoolgirls have reportedly gone missing from their respective schools over the last two days. Harpreet Kaur, a 14-year-old student of Stepping Stone School in Sector 38, failed to return home yesterday following which her parents filed a complaint with the police today. In a separate case, 17-year-old Hema Devi, a class student of Government Model in Sector 40, also failed to return home. Hema Devi is a resident of sector 56.


YC activists launch drive against habit-forming drugs
Mohali, February 18
Activists of the Punjab Youth Congress (PYC), led by its president Ravneet Singh Bittu, carried out a drive against the chemist shops, selling habit-forming drugs, in Mohali, Ropar and Ludhiana.

‘I don’t think we could have handled the situation better’
Panjab University, the premier university of the region, has been in the news for the wrong reasons. The last three weeks have witnessed considerable upheaval with students and teachers launching agitation. In an exclusive interview, a visibly upset and defensive sounding Vice-Chancellor, RC Sobti, spoke to Neha Miglani
The university appears to be succumbing to the students’ agitation. This comes across as evident in the way the dental college issue was handled by the PU authorities.

Petty politics scourging varsity
Chandigarh, February 18
Panjab University, an institute of national repute that underwent a historic change in 2010 to become a university funded primarily by the Government of India, is fast becoming a prey to petty politics in various quarters of the campus.

No room in UP-bound trains
Chandigarh, February 18
The huge rush in view of the Holi festival coupled with unavailability of trains has compounded the hardship of passengers, as the travel plans of passengers to their native places in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and others states have gone awry.

Finally, ILS at city airport gets DGCA nod
Chandigarh, February 18
In a major development, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has finally given its approval for starting the already-calibrated Instrument Landing System (ILS) at the Chandigarh airport.

Rare abdominal artery surgery conducted
Chandigarh, February 18
In a rare surgery performed by the director of cardiology at Fortis Hospital, Mohali, Dr HK Bali, the life of a 64-year-old patient who had suffered massive internal bleeding in the abdomen due to rupture of an artery was saved.

IRCTC restaurants on highways soon
Chandigarh, February 18
After losing its catering services in trains, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has decided to open roadside eateries soon.

Garbage dumped in Sukhna choe irk residents
Zirakpur, February 18
 A heap of garbage in Sukhna choe at Baltana, Zirakpur. Heaps of garbage and other waste material dumped in the Sukhna choe, a seasonal rivulet, has become a matter of concern for the local administration and the drainage department.Residents of Baltana and surrounding areas complain that it is difficult to cross the seasonal rivulet near the Choice road as stench coming from the waste cause breathing problems.

RAISING A STINK: A heap of garbage in Sukhna choe at Baltana, Zirakpur.Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Local cricketers want a repeat of 1983
Chandigarh, February 16
As the most awaited cricketing bonanza of the year, the ICC- Cricket World Cup Championship is about to start, local cricket players are all excited to experience the biggest event in the history of the game.

DTH service providers score
Standoff over telecast on cable network
Chandigarh, February 18
The subscribers to the cable television in the tricity will not be able to watch the live telecast of the ICC World Cup, starting tomorrow, in view of the ongoing tussle between the broadcasters and cable operators.

50 cops get driving tips
Chandigarh, February 18 Fifty Chandigarh Police personnel trainees of the first batch completed their course at the Maruti Driving School run by Berkeley Automobiles at Panchkula. Maruti Suzuki has initiated a training initiative on driving course for cops.


11-run win for Delhi
Patiala, February 18
Delhi defeated Services by 11 runs in the North Zone One Day Ranji Trophy match to bag five points in the league table at Dhruv Pandove Cricket Stadium, here today.In the 43 over match, curtailed due to wet conditions, the Delhi team played well and emerged winners in a low-scoring encounter.

Annual function
Patiala, February 18
Multani Mal Modi College held its annual prize distribution function on Friday. College principal Dr SK Bhardwaj read out the annual report and highlighted achievements of the college. Around 29 students were given roll of honour, 131 bagged the college colour and 257 were awarded merit certificates.

Reeta emerges best athlete
Kharar, February 18
Reeta Singh was declared best athlete during the annual sports day function of Sachdeva Engineering College for Girls, here today.Reeta claimed titles in 100 m and 200 m races, followed by Monika and Savita Thakur.


Two held with 1 kg of charas
Chandigarh, February 18
The crime branch of the UT Police arrested two persons with around one kilogram of charas here today.The police arrested 23-year-old Iqbali Chaudhery, a native of Bihar, and 18-year-old Subhash Sahni and recovered the contraband from their possession. The police has registered two separate cases under Section 20 of the NDPS Act at the Sector 36 police station against the accused.

Gang of robbers busted, 2 held
Mohali, February 18
The police’s CIA wing Friday arrested two members of a gang involved in a series of robberies and recovered stolen items worth lakhs of rupees from them. Mohali SSP GPS Bhullar said the cops were tipped off about two motorcycle borne suspects, Sukhjinder Singh, 34, and Harish Kumar, 31, both residents of Mundi Kharar, carrying stolen goods from Kharar to Morinda. On being frisked the police recovered a mobile handset, a stereo, three wristwatches and a gold chain.


Abhijit grabs golf trophy
The winners and runners-up of the ninth Chandigarh State Amateur Golf Championship with their trophies at the Chandigarh Golf Club on FridayChandigarh, February 18
Still basking in the Asiad silver-medal glory, 19-year-old Abhijit Chadha carded a 144 score to clinch the men’s open trophy in the ninth Chandigarh State Amateur Golf Championship, which concluded on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

The winners and runners-up of the ninth Chandigarh State Amateur Golf Championship with their trophies at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 

Hope it’s a cakewalk!
11-kg cake dedicated to Team India
Jubilant students wish the Indian cricket team luck by cutting an 11-kg trophy-shaped cake in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. Chandigarh, February 18
Students of Gurukul Vidyapeeth Group of Institutes, Chandigarh, celebrated the eve of the ICC World Cup with a cake-cutting ceremony at Sector-17 today. An 11-kg cake was dedicated to the Indian cricket team.

Jubilant students wish the Indian cricket team luck by cutting an 11-kg trophy-shaped cake in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Fatehdeep slams Vishwesh for title
Fatehdeep plays a forehand return during the final of the CLTA-AITA Championship Series in Chandigarh on Friday. Chandigarh, February18
Fatehdeep Singh defeated Vishwesh Sinha in three sets 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 to win the boys’ (U-18) title in the CLTA-AITA Championship Series held at CLTA complex and Lake Sports Complex here today.In the boys’ (U-16) category, Ranjeet Singh defeated Allen Johnson 7-6(4), 6-3 to lift the title.

Fatehdeep plays a forehand return during the final of the CLTA-AITA Championship Series in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Terry Fox Run tomorrow
Chandigarh, February 18
To commemorate Terrance Stanley “Terry” Fox (July 28, 1958-June 28, 1981), a Canadian humanitarian, athlete, and cancer research activist, the Indo-Canadian Cancer Research Foundation and the Consulate General of Canada will organise the annual Terry Fox Run here on Sunday.


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