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Jacob orders probe into soap sale scandal
Goyal’s resignation sought
Chandigarh, July 13
An enquiry was ordered here today by the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lt Gen (retd) JFR Jacob, into the reported sales of soap by the Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, to the Municipal Corporation, on a memorandum submitted by a section of BJP-SAD councillors, exposing fissures in the party.

Over 150 structures demolished
Demolition unjust, says gurdwara body
Chandigarh, July 13
A major demolition drive of the Chandigarh Administration continued for the second day today. More than 150 unauthorised structures in sectors 48, 49 and 50 were removed. 

Unmindful of the demolition drive of the Chandigarh Administration, a dhaba owner establishes his business nearby on Friday. Unmindful of the demolition drive of the Chandigarh Administration, a dhaba owner establishes his business nearby on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma




Anjum’s poetic message to Musharraf
celebrated rebel of Indian literature and cinema, Sardar Anjum, who is known for his stunningly original, highly honest and hard-hitting teleserial, "Goongi Tarekh", is a strange combination of fire and fragrance. To get views of the poet inside him on the ensuing Indo-Pak summit, Prabhjot Singh buttonholed Dr Sardar Anjum at his Panchkula residence.

Wild animals kill 3 black bucks
Chhat Bir, July 13
Three black bucks, including a newly born fawn, were killed by wild foxes and cats which entered an enclosure in the Mohinder Chaudhary Zoological Park on Monday night.

Dispute between civic body, PSIEC
Maintenance of water supply, sewerage
SAS Nagar, July 13
A conflict has arisen between the Municipal Council and the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation over the issue of taking over the water supply and sewerage for maintenance in the Phase IX industrial focal point here.

Computerisation from July 16
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 13

“The issuing of certificates of birth and death will be computerised from July 16,” a spokesperson of the Chandigarh Administration said here today. In case of receipt of all correct entries, the certificate will be issued in a week’s time. The Administration will charge Rs 21 for the first copy and Rs 18 for each subsequent copy. After the computer system stabilises in about a month, it will be possible to issue the certificates within a day. 

PUDA to charge extension fee biannually
SAS Nagar, July 13
In a significant decision, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) has decided to charge the non-construction fee from plot holders biannually. Earlier the fee was charged annually.

Is city promising greener pastures abroad?
Several fake travel agencies functioning here
Chandigarh, July 13
The city is fast emerging as the Mecca for thousands of youth in Punjab and Haryana, chasing the “dollar dreams”. With cities in the Doaba region of Punjab, like Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahr, fast losing business — courtesy the Malta boat tragedy that had claimed over 200 lives of youth from this part of the country — it is the City Beautiful that is the new hub of activity for travel agents.
Mr H.G.S. Dhaliwal, SP (Operations), chairs a meeting of travel agents in Chandigarh on Friday.
Mr H.G.S. Dhaliwal, SP (Operations), chairs a meeting of travel agents in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photograph

15 AIDS deaths in 6 months
Chandigarh, July 13
Fifteen persons have already died of AIDS in the first six months of this year in the three city hospitals — PGI, GMCH and the General Hospital, Sector 16 — taking the total toll from 1999 (when official surveillance started) to June, 2001, to 36. The figure shows on alarming rise in the number of AIDS and HIV positive cases.

Siau murder case: challan submitted
Kharar, July 13
The Sohana police has submitted a challan in the court of Mr Roshan Lal Chauhan, Judicial Magistrate of Kharar, in the case of murder of two children of Siau village. The court has fixed July 16 as the next date of hearing in this case.



Death traps abound, but civic body not bothered
SAS Nagar, July 12
The local civic body refuses to learn from past experiences. Barely three weeks after a 26-year-old scooterist suffered head injury after falling into a two-foot deep pathole in Phase 9 here, essential services which have been damaged in the recent rains cry for attention.

STD, ISD  link  restored
Chandigarh, July 13
The STD and ISD link between Chandigarh and the country through Delhi on the national link which snapped yesterday evening has been restored. The link was restored at night after it snapped at 7.35 pm, BSNL sources said here today.

Dhaba with a touch of home meal
Tucked in the square of booths in Sector 30 near the Sector 29-30 traffic lights is Swarn Dhaba. It has been run by a father-son team of Swarn Singh and Parvinder Singh since 1972. Before that, Swarn had an eatery in Sector 22. The family has been in this business for generations; their forefathers had a hotel in Sialkot, now in Pakistan.

Protest against suspension of LTC facility
Chandigarh, July 13
Employees of the National Insurance Company today held a demonstration outside their office in Sector 34-A to protest against the decision of the Centre to suspend LTC facility.

Flavour of the Week
Weather shows its pleasant face

The monsoon finally made its presence really felt this week which was marked by frequent showers and a pleasant breeze. The Lake, as usual, reflected the glory of the changing weather.

Cops’ drive against tipsy drivers
Chandigarh, July 13
The city traffic police launched a special drive to check drunken driving last night. According to the information available, as many as four drivers were challaned in different parts of the city. Traffic cops had been deployed outside hotels, pubs and clubs in order to nab the drivers.

Books and bookshelves
he area that relates to knowledge within your home is that where you keep your books. This area is your study. Books relate to study and learning and to our interest and ability to assimilate new information and ideas. When a person is balanced, he or she is non-judgemental.

Drive to check foreigners’ stay
SAS Nagar, July 13
Faced with the problem of certain foreigners, especially Nigerians and Kenyans, being allegedly involved in drug peddling in the town, the local police has launched a special drive to keep a check on the foreigners staying unauthorised as tenants in the city.

Sector 44-C roads need care
Chandigarh, July 13
Residents of Sector 44-C are sore about the condition of internal roads particularly during the monsoons. The pot holes and uneven surface of the road leads to accumulation of water whenever it rains, thereby causing inconvenience to the residents. 



Accused’s father seeks fair inquiry
Panchkula, July 13
Mr Kishore Rahi, father of Sanjay Rahi, an accused in Sector 6 firing incident, today demanded a fair inquiry by the police to verify the facts in depth and clarified that Pratap Mahanvir, the main accused, was a close associate of Vishal Papneja.

15 kg of poppy husk seized
Chandigarh, July 13
Fifteen kilograms of poppy husk was seized from Balbir Singh, a resident of Suratpur village in Ropar district, at the Sector 17 Inter-State Bus Terminus. It is learnt that the accused was arrested yesterday from Counter No 26 of the ISBT. A case under Section 15 of the NDPS Act has been registered.

  • Theft cases

  • Three injured

  • Cases registered

  • Foreigner booked

  • Cheating case

  • Lost child


  • Body found


  • Hospitalised


‘India, Pak must bring down trade barriers’
Chandigarh, July 13
Mr D.S. Bains, Managing Director of Markfed, said today that the forthcoming Vajpayee-Musharraf summit at Agra should strive to bring down trade barriers between India and Pakistan so that the nations could enjoy at least one generation of peace.

A training camp for agents
Chandigarh, July 13
A training camp of agents of Standardised Agency System was held at the auditorium of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18 D, here today. The Joint Secretary, Finance cum Director , Small Savings, Mr KAP Sinha, inaugurated the camp. 




Admission schedule not revised
SAS Nagar, July 12
Candidates applying for the matric and 10+2 supplementary examinations to be conducted by the Punjab School Education Board in September have complained that the admission schedule given in the forms being sold by the board had not been revised.

14 colleges to start M.Sc in IT
Chandigarh, July 13
While four colleges affiliated to Panjab University have not been granted permission to start M.Sc in Information Technology course from the current session, many of the Ludhiana and Chandigarh colleges will be starting the course from this session.

Students protest against Controller of Exams
Chandigarh, July 13
More than 10 members of the Panjab University Evening College Students Union raised slogans outside the office of the Controller of Examination, Mr A.R. Bhandari and even tried to lock him inside his room.

600 children participate in contest
Chandigarh, July 13
To sensitise the younger generation on issues and causes related to dwindling sex ratio in Punjab due to rampant female foeticide, the Voluntary Health Association of Punjab today held a poster- making competition and workshop.

Few takers for BBA course
Chandigarh July 13
While admission to B.Com first year in the various city colleges ended at MCM DAV College here today with all the seats in the colleges having being filled, there were very few takers from the city for the BBA course being offered by some city colleges.

644 students get admission on seventh day
Chandigarh, July 13
Science seats for general category are only available in Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 20-B, as 644 students were admitted on the seventh day of the ongoing centralised admissions for Class XI in government schools here today.


Advocates speak up for Kashmiri migrants
Chandigarh, July 13
In a memorandum addressed to the Punjab Governor, 100 advocates of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today demanded that the government should invite representatives of Kashmir migrants to participate in the summit between India and Pakistan to be held at Agra.



Drug abuse among students
rug abuse is spreading in Chandigarh at an alarming rate and most of the victims of this evil are students. Drug traffickers roam around educational institutions and lure innocent children, offering them drugs like brown sugar. Once a student starts using the drug, he becomes an addict and also encourages others to use the narcotic. 

Work on PGI cardiac centre apace
Chandigarh, July 13
The work on the PGI Advanced Cardiac Centre is progressing with the completion of site clearance work and dismantling of old barracks on the site almost complete with 80 percent of the work under way.



20 city cricketers for England
Chandigarh, July 13
As many as 20 young cricketers, all boys in the age group of 14 -22 will take off for England next Monday on a 15-day tour of this cricket playing country for a series of matches at Leicester and its peripheral areas.
The cricket team of the DAV Cricket Coaching Centre, Sector 8, which will tour Britain for a series of matches there.
The cricket team of the DAV Cricket Coaching Centre, Sector 8, which will tour Britain for a series of matches there. 
— Tribune photograph

Where eagles dare: a shot at world record
Chandigarh, July 13
About 100 youths will begin a 1,700-km-long expedition to Khardung La from here on August 10 with an aim to finish the journey in record 10 days. “We plan to hoist the Tricolour on the pass on August 15.


Row over issuing car stickers
Chandigarh, July 13
The mode of issuing car stickers by the Chandigarh Administration to allow parking of vehicles within the UT Secretariat has raised a controversy with some middle-level officers , who have been denied the facility are not liking it one bit.Top

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