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Poll heat is on, 1 hurt as Cong-SAD men clash
Naya Gaon, January 24
In the first case of poll-related violence, supporters of the Congress and the SAD clashed here last night, leaving at least one person injured. 
Congress supporters burn an effigy of the Punjab Chief Minister
Congress supporters burn an effigy of the Punjab Chief Minister near his residence in Chandigarh on Thursday.
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

VIPs’ security cover pruned
More cops for poll candidates
SAS Nagar, January 24
Several political leaders and civil officers in Punjab have lost the armed security cover provided by the Punjab Police. The cops withdrawn from the security cover of the protected persons are being deployed with candidates contesting the elections.

8 city cops to get Police Medals
Chandigarh, January 24
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to confer Administrator’s Police Medal for Meritorious Services on eight personnel of the Chandigarh Police on the eve of Republic Day 2002.



New dairy complex to end stray cattle menace
Panchkula, January 24
The Municipal Council has identified a site, 7 km from here for shifting dairy farmers from the township. This 55 acre plot in Bhagwanpur Panchyat , is being acquired for setting up a dairy complex .

Delay in Star black-out likely
Chandigarh, January 24
Star channels’ black-out being considered by local cable operators following a steep hike in subscription, seems to have been delayed as cable operators will like to link the fight to consumers’ interest before taking up cudgels against TV channels.

Truce in cable war; residents reach compromise
Panchkula, January 24
A section of the city residents today reached a compromise with the cable operators, who offered separate tariff packages for the residents, even as the dharna by Mr Hemant Kinger and the District Youth Congress continued outside the DC office today.



Demonstration by anti-paid parking group on Jan 28
Chandigarh, January 24
The anti-paid parking Joint Action Front will lay a siege on the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh on January 28 at the time of first meeting of the second Municipal Corporation to oppose the imposition of paid parking to be discussed in MC House.

Allotment letters given to housing societies
Chandigarh, January 24
Fiftyone out of 57 housing societies were today handed over letters of allotment after more than a decade of wait and almost four-fold escalation in land cost due to legal wrangles.

Seven in fray for MC body poll
Chandigarh, January 24
Seven members are in the fray for five vacancies of the Municipal Corporation’s most powerful body, Finance and Contract Committee, on the closing day of filing of nominations today.

Date for deemed assessment to be extended
Chandigarh, January 24
The Excise and Taxation Commissioner has reportedly assured members of the Chamber of Chandigarh Industries of extension of the date for deemed assessment and of expediting the assessment on the pattern followed by Punjab by giving it wide publicity in newspapers.

Girls perform bhangra to mark the 5th anniversary of the Green Environment Club at the Government Central Craft Institute, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
— Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Adviser releases “Greentoons and Essays”                                        
Chandigarh, January 24
Ms Neeru Nanda, Adviser to the UT Administrator, today released a booklet ‘Greentoons and Essays’ on the 5th anniversary celebrations of the Green Environment Club, Chandigarh at the Government Central Craft Institute, Sector 11.

Shopkeepers challaned
Chandigarh, January 24
Led by the SDM (Central), Mr Pirthi Chand, Food Inspectors yesterday conducted raids on the Sector 21 Meat Market and markets of Sectors 22 and 23 and challaned shopkeepers under Rule 3 of the Recycled Plastics and Usage Rules, 1999, framed under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

Experts visit Morni
Panchkula, January 24
Experts, who are here to discuss various techniques of vulture monitoring and for conducting bird surveys, today visited Morni to see nesting of white-backed vultures of the GYPS species.



Woman held
Chandigarh, January 24
A 40-year old woman, Pinki Sharma, who was reportedly involved in about 200 cases of thefts and burglary, has been apprehended by the local police from Sector 23.

One injured in accident
Chandigarh, January 24
A resident of Mohali, Hukam Singh, was injured when his scooter was hit by a Maruti car near the Sector 11 rehri market. He was admitted to the PGI. The car driver managed to escape.



Symposium on need for social science policy
Chandigarh, January 24
Conflicting views on the need for a national social science policy were expressed at the symposium on “Need for a Social Science Policy” held at Panjab University here today.

Air Force School annual day
Chandigarh, January 24
The annual function of Air Force School 3 BRD, Sector 31, was held at the Lecma Hall at Air Force Station, Chandigarh, today. Air Cmdr S.B. Prasher, VSM, AOC 3 BRD, was the chief guest on the occasion.
Tiny tots of Air Force School at their annual function held in Lecma, 3BRD in Chandigarh on Thursday. 
— A Tribune photograph.


ADGP told to look into rape case
Chandigarh, January 24
Taking up an application levelling allegations against police officials in a rape case, Mr Justice K.S. Garewal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed Punjab’s Additional Director-General of Police to look into the matter.

  • Controller told to be present in court

  • Orders to Chief Secy, ADGP

Memorandum on enforcing PGA scheme
Chandigarh, January 24
Following the Punjab and Haryana High Court ban on guesthouses, paying guest services providers today offered the Government of India the approved Paying Guest Accommodation scheme as an alternative to the banned arrangement.

Witness testifies in Beant case
Chandigarh, January 24
The statement of one of the witnesses, Mr Sachin Passi, in Beant Singh assassination case was today recorded before the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S Bhalla, at special court in Model Burail Jail.

1-year RI in theft case
Chandigarh, January 24
An accused, Brij Mohan, was today sentenced to one year’s rigorous imprisonment in a case of theft by a local court. The accused was also fined Rs 500. Another accused, Bipin, in the case, had been declared proclaimed offender.



Social evils highlighted through play
Chandigarh, January 24
Students of Pustak school highlighted the social evils which are rampant in most of the slum areas in India through a play “Bachhe aur Bhagwan” which was staged at the Community Centre at Mauli Jagraun here today.

Karan and Jividha vibrant after success
Chandigarh, January 24
For Karan Nath, the ambitious son of Madhuri Dixit’s secretary Rakesh Nath, and Jividha, a vibrant young girl from Mumbai, life has been all roses, at least of late. Riding high on the crest of the break which director Kuku Kohli offered them in his ‘Ye Dil Aashiqana’, the two kept smiling throughout the hour-long interface with the film’s unit at hotel Piccadily this afternoon. 

RODUCER Mahendra Dhariwal and director Tinu Verma’s magnum opus “Maa Tujhe Salaam” is undoubtedly one of the most talked-about movies of the year 2002. The promos of the film have an interesting baseline. “Doodh maangoge to kheer denge, Kashmir maangoge to cheer denge”.



SD College win by 98 runs
Chandigarh, January 24
SD College, Sector 32, overwhelmed Khalsa College, Sector 26, by 98 runs in the UT Inter-college Cricket for Kapil Dev Trophy played here today at the Gursagar grounds.

  • Annual sports meet

  • Cricket tourney

  • UT police shooters bag 5 medals

  • Cycle rally


Reinstate lecturer, CAT orders
Chandigarh, January 24
In a significant judgement, the Central Administrative Tribunal has declared the act of relieving a part-time lecturer from Government Home Science College by the UT Administration as illegal. 

Passenger tax increased
Panchkula, January 24
Applications have been invited from various Transport Cooperative Committees set up by the government under a scheme for privatisation for increase of any other change of routes.

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