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Passengers bear the brunt
Chandigarh, February 21
Haryana and Delhi-bound passengers stranded at the ISBT, Sector 17 Life in the city was disrupted for the second day today due to the nationwide strike called by central trade unions in support of their demands.
Haryana and Delhi-bound passengers stranded at the ISBT, Sector 17

Day II of stir: Public services hit
Chandigarh, February 21
No complaints were entertained by the staff at the customer care centres of the BSNL in the city. Many subscribers failed to deposit their dues at the centres today, the last date for depositing dues. Now, they will have to pay the fine.


3-day Rose Festival begins today
The Rose Garden in Chandigarh is all set to host a three-day Rose Festival, which begins on Friday
The Rose Garden in Chandigarh is all set to host a three-day Rose Festival, which begins on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

it park expansion
UT Administration to recover Rs 30 cr paid as compensation to landowners
Chandigarh, February 21
A day after receiving a legal opinion for not filing a review petition against the Supreme Court order in the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park, phase III, case, the UT Administration has now decided to recover Rs 30 crore from landowners who had accepted compensation for parting with their land.

Alert pilot averts collision at airport
Chandigarh, February 21

A major tragedy was averted at the Chandigarh airport after an alert pilot prevented a collision between two aircraft having hundreds of passengers on board.



Shopkeepers argue with officials of the enforcement wing in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Thursday Signboards, hoardings removed from markets
Chandigarh, February 21
The enforcement wing of the Municipal Corporation today removed 70 signboards and hoardings displayed in the markets of sectors 15 and 22.

Shopkeepers argue with officials of the enforcement wing in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Police officials oversee the shifting of furniture from a makeshift police station being run from a community centre in Phase VII, Mohali, on Thursday Mohali Police vacates community centres
Mohali, February 21
A day before the deadline set by the Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding vacation of the illegally occupied community centres, the Mohali police today shifted its Mataur police station from Sector 71 and the police line from Phase 11.
Police officials oversee the shifting of furniture from a makeshift police station being run from a community centre in Phase VII, Mohali, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Ruckus over entry into temple
Mohali, February 21
High drama was witnessed in front of the Radha Krishna temple at Phase 4 when some residents of Phase 2 alleged that they were not being allowed entry by some members of the temple’s management committee here this evening.

Lodge complaints on IGP’s email ID
Chandigarh, February 21
The public can now approach the IGP, Chandigarh, directly through a newly created e-mail ID: igp-chd@nic.in. Besides, a police officer will be available during night hours from midnight to 5 am daily to attend to complaints/problems of people.

Artistes stage a play, “Wohti and Wife”, at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Thursday
Artistes stage a play, “Wohti and Wife”, at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

PGI worker takes insecticide
Chandigarh, February 21
A 30-year-old hospital attendant at the PGIMER reportedly consumed an insecticide after alleging harassment at the hands of a woman colleague. A resident of Nayagaon, Santosh Kumar, was rushed to the PGIMER Emergency at around 1.30 pm from his residence.

Security beefed up in city
Chandigarh, February 21
In view of the serial blasts in Hyderabad, the police beefed up security in and around the city today.

PCR staff get digital cameras
Chandigarh, February 21
The staff of the Police Control Room vehicles have been provided with 60 high-resolution digital cameras and torches. The camera, with a 4 GB memory card, has a capacity of 1,000 still photographs or 20-minute high density video recording. These were provided to 60 PCR vehicles individually.

Govt depts owe Rs 2.3 crore to PSPCL
Mohali, February 21
A whopping amount of more than Rs 2.30 crore remains unpaid as electricity bills by government departments, including the police, to the Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL), over the past several months.

Traders seek cut in VAT rates
Chandigarh, February 21
The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) submitted a memorandum to the UT Administration to bring VAT rates in the city on a par with those prevailing in Punjab and Haryana.

Allottees stage protest against GMADA
Mohali, February 21
The members of the Plot Allotment Sangarsh Committee, Sector 76 to 80, staged a protest outside the office of the GMADA today for its failure to give possession of the remaining plots to the allottees.

Kiran ThakurWoman bouncer gets ‘Zindagi Live Award’
Chandigarh, February 21
A local woman bouncer, Kiran Thakur, was awarded Zindagi Live Award by a TV channel in a felicitation function held in Taj Palace Hotel at Delhi, yesterday. Kiran Thaur, aka ‘Kiran Didi’, a famous name among all local party eves, has struggled hard to make her own identity in the society. Her struggle was well appreciated when she was awarded with ‘Zindagi Live award’. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Delhi’s Chief Minister Sheila Dixit presented the award to her.
                                                                      Kiran Thakur


RTE admissions put on hold
Chandigarh, February 21
Several private schools in Chandigarh put their admission process on hold, to the extent of 25% seats as stipulated under Right to Education Act, citing the recent Delhi High Court judgement upholding the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry’s stand that children below six years of age are not covered under the RTE Act.

Another chance for unaided private schools to get recognition
Mohali, February 21
Giving another opportunity to the unaided private schools, the Director-General, School Education, has extended the last date till March 12 for the filing of self-declarations, to get recognition under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.

PEC alumni go down memory lane
Chandigarh, February 21
It was a nostalgic day for the 1963 batch of PEC students who after a long interval of 50-years, reunited at the college. The oldies were still young at heart, went around the campus and also visited the hostels to cherish this moment. The reunion witnessed many students who had settled in America, Canada and England.

Arshee wins debate at youth festival
Chandigarh, February 21
Arshee Khosla, a first-year student of MA Economics, Panjab University, stood first in debate at the 28th Inter-University National Youth Festival, organised by Association of Indian Universities (AIU), under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports held at University of Kalyani, West Bengal, here

PUSU announces office-bearers
Chandigarh, February 21
The Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) at Panjab University today announced its panel for the upcoming academic session to work for the students' rights. Though PUSU had already announced Yadwinder Singh as their party president, the party declared its remaining panel which included Sumit Goklaney as the campus president, Baljit Singh Choudhary as the party chairman.

PU engineering dept renamed
Chandigarh, February 21
The University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UICET), Panjab University, Chandigarh, in collaboration with Chandigarh Regional Centre of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, celebrated its renaming ceremony on the occasion of the birthday of Late Prof SS Bhatnagar, here.

World Bank to invest $500 m on tech education
Mohali, February 21
The World Bank is planning to invest $500 million under Phase 2 of the Central Government’s Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) to prepare the postgraduate students for research and development. This was announced by Kurt Larsen, a World Bank expert, today.


Murder accused in police remand till February 23
Dera Bassi, February 21
Three persons accused of murdering one Rajesh Kumar Bittu were produced in the Dera Bassi court today and were sent to police remand till February 23.

Swami Parmanand Group of Colleges awarded
Dera Bassi, February 21
Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor conferred the ‘Edupreneurs Award -2013’ by the Engineering Watch, New Delhi, on the Swami Parmanand Group of Colleges in Lalru.

University to start new courses
Fatehgarh Sahib, Februray 21
Sri Guru Granth Sahib World (SGGSW) University is all set to introduce new courses from the next academic session.

‘Go Green’ drive launched
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 21
A 'Go Green' drive was launched at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University here today. The drive was inaugurated by university vice-chancellor Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia by planting herbal trees at the campus.


LCD projector scam
IAS officer appears before CBI court
Chandigarh, February 21
Haryana IAS officer Sanjeev Kumar today appeared before a CBI court in connection with the LCD projector scam of 2001 where his statements were recorded under Section 313, CrPC.

Five-year jail for Sukhwinder, Avtar in suicide case
Mohali, February 21
The local court of Additional District Session's Judge today announced a five-year sentence and a fine of Rs 3,000 each to Sukhwinder Singh and his father Avtar Singh for abetting suicide of his newly wed wife Akwinder Kaur last year.


Vinod Kumar, alias Gattu Man held for extortion bid
Mohali, February 21
The Mohali police today arrested a fake terrorist, Vinod Kumar, alias Gattu, alias Soni, for issuing extortion threats to a local contractor, Gurjit Singh. His accomplice Rahul alias Ricky is still at large.
                                                               Vinod Kumar, alias Gattu

Girl abducted, traced by cops
Chandigarh, February 21
A 13-year-old student of a private school in Sector 8 was allegedly abducted from near the school but was traced by the police near Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula, last night. The girl was in the school uniform when she was abducted.

Man booked on charge of rape
Chandigarh, February 21
The UT police booked an Ambala resident on the charge of rape. A 30-year-old woman, who stays in Mani Majra, alleged that a close relative, Arun, had promised to marry her, following which they entered into a relationship. The accused, who is two years younger to the woman, allegedly refused to marry her after about a year-long relationship.

Man dies in road mishap
Zirakpur, February 21
A person was killed after his motorcycle was hit by a car near Zirakpur last night. The deceased has been identified as Hardeep Singh, a resident of Ramgarh Bhuddha village.


Inter-State North Zone meet
Punjab beat Himachal in cricket
Chandigarh, February 21
The Punjab team registered a 10-wicket win over the Himachal Pradesh team to claim the top position in the Inter-State North Zone Cricket League for Vijay Hazare Trophy in Dharamshala today.

PD Siyodia excels in annual sports meet
Chandigarh, February 21
PD Siyodia from Kolkata defeated Ashutosh Kapila to bag the top honours in the inter-NITTR annual sports meet held here today. RK Shukla from Bhopal and S Vday Kumar from Chennai bagged the third and fourth places, respectively, in the event.

Athletics MEET
Sukhjinder Kaur, Mamta bag top honours
Chandigarh, February 21
The 57th Annual Athletic Meet of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, was held today.

Satluj Stunners post win
Panchkula, February 21
In the first match of the Vachitar Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament, the Satluj Stunners Cricket Academy team defeated the Doon Cricket Academy, Mohali, by three wickets here today.


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