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A building at Deep Complex in Halo Majra. A file photo Illegal turns ‘legal’
Chandigarh, February 24
Much to the chagrin of the UT Administration, Union Railway Minister and Member of Parliament Pawan Bansal today announced sewerage and water supply facilities to residents living outside ‘lal dora’. The Administration had declared these constructions as encroachments.

A building at Deep Complex in Halo Majra. A file photo 


Day II of Rose Festival washed out
February 24,  2013
House tax: MC faces heat
February 23,  2013
Passengers bear the brunt
February 22,  2013
Strike cripples life in tricity
February 21,  2013
Hike in water tariff on the cards
February 20,  2013
Admn for 45% hike in power tariff
February 19,  2013
Bird watchers have a field day
February 18,  2013
Accused’s remand extended
February 17,  2013

RLA says no to old registration numbers 
Chandigarh, February 24
Proud owners of vehicles with old registration numbers have now lost the privilege of using these on new expensive high-end cars or sports utility vehicles (SUVs).

Check this out: A party on cricket ground
Chandigarh, February 24
The Sunday evening friendly cricket match between the IAS officers of Punjab and Chandigarh at the Sector 16 cricket stadium, witnessing the top officials savouring liquor on the ground, has courted a controversy.

Liquor being served at the Sector 16 cricket stadiumin Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari 


Rail Budget: A modern railway station envisaged
Chandigarh, February 24
In the upcoming Railway Budget, the authorities are hopeful of getting a green signal to a number of projects. The authorities have mooted a new look for the city railway station. As per one of the proposals, eight rooms to accommodate the administrative staff are to be constructed on the Panchkula side.
Railway officials said of the eight rooms, four will be used as waiting rooms, two each for passengers in the general category and those travelling in first class.

Harrowing time for passengers
Chandigarh, February 24
It was a harrowing time for over 30 passengers at the Chandigarh airport.

Rose Festival a gala affair 
Chandigarh, February 24
The third and the final day of the Rose Festival witnessed a huge turnout.

(1) After the second day of Rose Festival saw the cancellation of several competitions due to rain, the third and the final day of the festival witnessed a huge turnout. (2) A girl walks a tightrope during the Rose Festival at Sector 16. (30 Visitors get their pictures clicked at Rose Garden. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari 

Liquor prices go down as licensees resort to panic sale 
Chandigarh, February 24
With just over two months left for the financial year to end and liquor licensees yet to sell 40 per cent of the allocated quota, the licensees in the city are resorting to panic sale.

Rs 2.76 cr sought from GMADA 
Mohali, February 24
To minimise water shortage during the summer season, the Department of Water Supply and Sanitation has sought Rs 2.76 crore from the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) to raise the functional efficiency of the Sector 57 waterworks.

Mega mock drill in tricity turned out to be a near disaster 
Issue: Despite spending Rs 1.3 crore, employing more than 5,000 persons and after taking more than a year and a half to prepare for the mock drill on Febriary 13, glaring gaps in the mega drill, exposing the lack of coordination, planning and execution in case of a real time eventuality. What actually needs to be done to gear up for a real disaster.

A team of the National Disaster Management Authority conducts mock drills at Government College, Sector 42, Chandigarh. file photos

1.37 lakh children to be administered polio drops
Mohali, February 24
Polio drops being administered to a child on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan Over 1.37 lakh children between the age of 0-5 years in the district would be administered during the three-day pulse polio drive, commenced here.

Polio drops being administered to a child on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Experts dwell on brain infections
Chandigarh, February 24
On the second day of the Continuous Medical Education (CME) Programme, there were several experts from the Advanced Pediatric Centre, PGI, who spoke about common day-to-day issues that concern Pediatricians and parents.

Police team sent to Bathinda to trace missing family
Mohali, February 24
The three-member family of Phase 4, which has gone missing from their residence for past few days after leaving a suicide note, is said to be alright.

Residents protest against assn 
Chandigarh, February 24
Residents of Colony No. 4 protest against the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) of the area for stopping children to play in a park. The protesters blocked the main road near the colony.

Brawl: Golf clubs recovered
Chandigarh, February 24
The police today recovered the golf clubs that were used during a brawl that took place on February 16 at the Chandigarh Golf Club in Sector 6.

2 test positive for swine flu

Close shave for four youths
Panchkula, February 24
Four youths escaped unhurt after their car turned turtle near old Panchkula this afternoon. The youths, between 20-25 year of age were going from Ambala to Kalka, when their car overturned near old Panchkula.

Chandigarh scan

(1) Artistes from Himachal Pradesh perform on the concluding day of Rose Festival at Rose Garden in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari  (2) The bhangra team of Khalsa college, Chandigarh, perform during a cultural fest organised by the Punjab Welfare Cultural Society at Sector 68, Mohali, on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu (3) A broken pole leans precariously on a traffic signal at the Sector 45/50 lights posing danger to commuters in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan


MEd to be discontinued at Dev Samaj college
Chandigarh, February 24
Panjab University (PU) Syndicate, after a long debate, gave its nod to the discontinuation of the MEd course at the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 46, from the coming academic session.

Change in nomenclature for PhD students at PU
Chandigarh, February 24
As per the new nomenclature adopted by the Panjab University Syndicate, PhD students, after two years of registration, will be designated as senior research scholars.

ncert classes XI & Xii
Bloopers besiege bio books

Chandigarh, February 24
The stomach has only three major parts… Duodenum is U-shaped… Our lungs remove 18 litres of carbon dioxide per day.

From schools


Deteriorating law and order situation worries residents
Dera Bassi, February 24
Leaders of different political parties paid tributes to Rajesh Kumar Bittu, who was murdered a few days ago in Dera Bassi.

4 months on, UP migrant missing 

Youth festival begins at Punjabi varsity 
Patiala, February 24
Fanfare, ecstasy, glamour and splash of colours marked the beginning of the 6th South Asian Universities Youth Festival (SAUFEST) that got underway in the Punjabi University’s Guru Tegh Bahadur hall here today.

Football tournament from February 28
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 24
The District Football Association (DFA), Fatehgarh Sahib, will organise senior state football championship, slated to be held from February 28 to March 3. The decision in this regard was taken in the meeting of the DFA held under the presidentship of senior SAD (B) leader Rajesh Pal Singh Lalli.


St Stephen’s log win 
Chandigarh, February 24
St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, beat St John’s School, Sector 26, by eight wickets in the first semifinal of the 2nd Sardar Bhagwant Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament today.

Golf coaching programme from March 15
Panchkula, February 24
The Panchkula Golf Club will conduct the first long term EGTF Golf Coaching Programme, from March 15 to May 12. The programme is specifically designed for beginners and will be conducted by EGTF certified coach Ajay Gujral.

City team announced for carrom championship
Chandigarh, February 24
The Chandigarh Carrom Assoication has selected teams of both boys and girls to participate in the 42nd Senior National and Inter-State Carrom Championship, to be organised at Akola (Maharashtra), from February 26 to March 3. The championship will be organised under the patronage of All India Carrom Federation and will be hosted by the Vidharbha Carrom Association.



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