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Civic body set to breach protocol
Chandigarh, January 25
Breaching protocol for the Republic Day function, a junior official of the fire and emergency department of the municipal corporation will don a uniform meant for an official senior in rank while co mmanding a contingent.

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Floor repaired for R-Day function 
Chandigarh, January 25
A day after Chandigarh Tribune highlighted how students of the GMSSS, Sector 38 (West), were made to dance barefoot on a damaged cemented floor during a rehearsal for the Republic Day function at the Sector 17 Parade Ground, the authorities today repaired the damaged floor ahead of the state-level function, scheduled for tomorrow.
Workers repair the damaged floor at the Parade Ground in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. Workers repair the damaged floor at the Parade Ground in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


Be ready to face traffic restrictions today
Chandigarh, January 25
Traffic hurdles and diversions are in store for commuters in the city tomorrow on the occasion of Republic Day. Traffic police officials said motorists were advised to make use of alternative routes from 7 am onwards.

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Jaspal Bhatti deserved this honour when he was alive, says wife
Savita Bhatti and her daughter turn nostalgic at their residence in Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Friday.Chandigarh, January 25
“He deserved this honour when he was alive,” was the first reaction of Savita Bhatti, wife of the late Jaspal Bhatti, known as the king of satire and spoof, who was posthumously named for the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour, on the eve of the 64th Republic Day today.

Savita Bhatti and her daughter turn nostalgic at their residence in Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Courts complex inaugurated
Chandigarh, January 25
Moving a step ahead in judicial infrastructure development, the new District Courts complex in Sector 43 was inaugurated with much fanfare today.


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Panchkula resident blocks road
A tent pitched in the middle of the road in front of a house at Sector 7 in Panchkula on Friday.Panchkula, January 25
Cocking a snook at the rules and regulations laid down by HUDA and Municipal Corporation (MC), a resident of Sector 7, Panchkula, blocked the complete road in front of his house for his personal function.

A tent pitched in the middle of the road in front of a house at Sector 7 in Panchkula on Friday. Tribune photo: nitin mittal

Kalka resident dies of swine flu
Panchkula, January 25
Panchkula reported its first swine flu death today morning after a resident of Kalka, who was suspected of swine flu yesterday, died at PGI, Chandigarh.

UT Admn gives one month conditional exemption to CTU
Chandigarh, January 25 Pushed to wall for not deciding on the issue of insurance cover for the buses of Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU), the Chandigarh Administration while exercising provisions under the Motor Vehicle Act today gave one-month conditional exemption to run the buses.

Himachal stakes claim to UT posts
Chandigarh, January 25
The Himachal Pradesh government has blamed the UT for arbitrarily discontinuing the practice of giving due representation to its State Civil Services officers while filling posts on deputation to UT.

Preparations for the Republic Day celebrations in full swing at Government College, Phase 6, in Mohali on Friday.
Preparations for the Republic Day celebrations in full swing at Government College, Phase 6, in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

UT SP relieved of duties
Chandigarh, January 25
UT Superintendent of Police (SP) RS Ghuman was today relieved of his duties in the Chandigarh Administration with immediate effect. He has been transferred to Arunachal Pradesh. He is due to retire next year.

UT Administration officials receive commendation certificates
Chandigarh, January 25
The Chandigarh Administration has awarded commendation certificates to the following officers for rendering outstanding services by them in the particular field.

President's medal for UT DIG; 10 more to be honoured
Chandigarh, January 25
UT DIG Alok Kumar, IPS, (AGMUT 1996 cadre officer), will be awarded the President’s Police  Medal for Meritorious Services on Republic Day tomorrow.

Mohali releases list of awardees
Mohali, January 25
The district administration today released a list of names of persons and village panchayats to be honoured at the Republic Day function to be held at Government College here tomorrow.

City police launches project to track criminals
Chandigarh, January 25
The UT police launched the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project at the Chandigarh Police Headquarters today. It was formally inaugurated by UT adviser KK Sharma.

Panchkula Administration keeps awardees guessing till the end
Panchkula, January 25
Rattan Lal (name changed), a shortlisted awardee on the Republic Day, was in a fix till late evening whether he should get ready to receive the award tomorrow or not. The Panchkula Administration had not released the list of the prospective awardees for the Republic Day function till late this evening.

Handcuff, air gun recovered from garbage plant
A security personnel shows the bullet, handcuff and an air gun recovered from a garbage plant at Dadumajra in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, January 25
Claims of hi-security check on the eve of the Republic Day in the city were exposed today when a live bullet, a handcuff and an air gun were recovered from the garbage processing plant at Dadumajra.

A security personnel shows the bullet, handcuff and an air gun recovered from a garbage plant at Dadumajra in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep tewari

32 booth-level, two nodal officers honoured
Mohali, January 25
Officials instrumental in achieving 100 per cent targets in issuing photo voter identity cards were honoured by Varun Roojam, Deputy Commissioner, Mohali, at a function held here today. The function was organised in connection with the National Voters Day.

Chandigarh open dance championship on Jan 27
Chandigarh, January 25
Chandigarh Dance Sport Association is organising first Chandigarh Open Dance Sport Championship to be held at the Skating Rink in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on January 27.

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The Canara Bank Officers’ Association, Chandigarh Region, is organising a blood donation camp at circle office of the bank in Sector 34 on the Republic Day, said Atul Kapoor, vice-president of Canara Bank Officers’ Association.


Education department celebrates Republic Day with fervour
Chandigarh, January 25
The education department today celebrated Republic Day at Tagore Theater. A colourful cultural programme was presented by students of various schools. The programme started with a "Ganesh Vandana" by the students of Gurukul Global School, Manimajra. The bhangra performance by the students of GSSS, Khuda Lahora, was the highlight of the evening.

PU set to miss deadline 
Chandigarh, January 25
A year after issuing advertisements for filling the vacant posts, the university has failed to complete the recruitment process and over 800 posts are lying vacant in various teaching departments.

PU Syndicate to discuss re-employment issue 
Chandigarh, January 25
The forthcoming Syndicate meeting is going to have a discussion on the proposal to give re-employment to teachers of 188 PU affiliated colleges after they get retired at par with PU teachers.

Educational tribunal to be made functional
Chandigarh, January 25
Weighting down the option of commencing the Chandigarh education tribunal with a permanent presiding officer, the UT administration has decided to begin the functioning of the tribunal by giving the additional charge to a judicial officer to the rank of Additional District and Sessions Judge, posted here in UT.

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Annual function
St Joan's Public School, Zirakpur, organised its annual function at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh. The programme was presided over by NK Sharma, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Industries and Commerce Punjab. Prof Manoj Sharma was the Guest of HonoUr. The students enthralled the audience with their dances and plays.

Delay in medical tests hits JBTs hard
Chandigarh, January 25
The delay in medical test is jeopardising the early joining of over 500 newly recruited contractual Junior Basic Teachers (JBTs), who were given the appointment letters by the UT education department about a week ago.

Varsity plans ‘instant building’ on campus
Chandigarh, January 25
Impressed by the concept of a building being constructed within 48 hours, the Panjab University is mulling over to hire the Mohali-based infrastructure company to construct a reading hall near the girls’ hostel on campus.


Freedom fighters grievances to be redressed: DC
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 25
Out of 43 freedom fighters or their widows have been getting regular pension till date, whereas the pension in three cases could not be released due to non-availability of a mandatory certificate of being alive with the respective bankers.

Three drug peddlers held
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 25
The district police has arrested three drug peddlers at several checkpoints from different locations and recovered 12,000 intoxicant tablets, capsules and 10 gm smack from their possession.

Illegal sand mining: Police impounds 7 tippers
Ropar, January 25
The new modus operandi of the district administration to contain illegal mining in the district yielded results when the Chamkaur Sahib police impounded seven tippers found involved in carrying sand from local rivers illegally yesterday night.

Function on legal literacy held
Ambala, January 25
A function on legal literacy awareness was organised in Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala City, today. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Rajender Singh Dhanda, was chief guest on this occasion.


Nine acquitted in murder case
Mohali, January 25
A court here today acquitted nine persons in a case of murder of a woman in Daon village, near here.


Man arrested for producing false evidence in court
Panchkula, January 25
The Panchkula police today arrested a person who had come to the district courts to give false evidence in a case. The accused, Sube Singh, a resident of Beer Ghaggar was nabbed when the Judge felt suspicious that he had already appeared for an evidence.


Golf championship from Feb 12
Chandigarh, January 25
Chandigarh Golf Association is conducting 10th Chandigarh Amateur Golf Championship 2013 at the Chandigarh Golf Club from February 12 to 13.


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