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Demolished illegal structures resurface
Lack of police force encouraging violations
Panchkula, February 15
Unavailability of police force to the local administration has reportedly caused a delay in removing unauthorised structures in villages here, which have come up in contravention of the Periphery Control Act.

Renovation work on one of the demolished farmhouses Renovation work on one of the demolished farmhouses in Kot village, near the TBRL, in progress. This is in violation of the Punjab New Capital Periphery Control Act. 
— Photo Pankaj Sharma

Surplus revenue likely, Admn hopes for more
Chandigarh, February 15
For the second consecutive year, the Chandigarh Administration is going to have revenue more than its expenditure in a financial year, which can be a basis for seeking more money from the Centre.




3 of family killed in fire incident
Panchkula, February 15
A woman and her two children were killed when their quarter in Chandimandir cantonment area caught fire because of an electric short-circuit.

Punjab, Haryana for own waqf boards
Chandigarh, February 15
While preparations are afoot for holding elections to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, the Punjab Waqf Board, a body set up on the lines of the SGPC for looking after the religious institutions of the Muslim community in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh, is reeling under the control of the government since 1981.

Low turnout at Basant Utsav
Chandigarh, February 15
Despite best efforts on the part of Environment Society of India and Tourism Department, UT Administration, the turnout at the three-day Basant Utsav, which opened at Leisure Valley today, remained meagre.
Enthused girls usher in the spring by holding out vibrant kites
Enthused girls usher in the spring by holding out vibrant kites on the occasion of Basant Utsav, in Leisure Valley, Chandigarh, on Friday. 
— Photo Manoj Mahajan



Police revamps cell for women
Chandigarh, February 15
To tackle the growing problem of discrimination against women and children as well as tackling crimes related to women, the Chandigarh police has revamped its crime against women cell. 

Accused allege torture by cops
Chandigarh, February 15
Two persons arrested for their alleged involvement in a number of chain-snatching incidents here have alleged torture in the police custody. 

Candidates protest official’s entry into sealed room
SAS Nagar, February 15
Tension prevailed on the premises of the local Shivalik Public School here today following allegations that an official had illegally entered one of the sealed rooms where election material had been kept.

Deletion of names from voters’ list
Returning Officer gets 27 complaints
SAS Nagar, February 15
The office of the Returning Officer of the Kharar Assembly constituency here has received 27 complaints relating to the deletion of names from the voters’ list for the Punjab elections, polling for which was held on February 13.

Mr S.S. Johl addresses a seminar
Mr S.S. Johl addresses a seminar on ‘Agri-industries (including horticulture): Growth, Problems, Remedies’ at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph

‘It’s problem of plenty now’        
Chandigarh, February 15
A two-day national seminar on ‘Agri-industries (including horticulture): growth, problems, remedies’ started at Panjab University, here today. Organised by the Centre for Indian Development Studies (CIDS), the seminar was inaugurated by Mr Ram S. Verma, former Chief Secretary, Haryana.

Parking lot for handicapped
Chandigarh, February 15
The Municipal Corporation here today earmarked 22 parking locations for the physically handicapped.

Special courses for cops
Chandigarh, February 15
The Chandigarh police will consider running special courses to make its personnel computer literate once the computer laboratory being set up at Police Headquarters becomes functional in a few days.

Corps of Signals anniversary
Chandigarh, February 15
The Corps of Signals celebrated its 91st anniversary in Chandi Mandir today. On behalf of all ranks of the corps, the Chief Signals Officer, Western Command, Major-Gen B.P.S. Virk, laid a wreath at the Veer Smriti war memorial to pay homage to the unknown soldier.

8,000 applications for 318 PUDA plots
SAS Nagar, February 15
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority received about 8,000 applications in response to a housing scheme floated by the authority last month.

HUDA laying 10 new tubewells
Panchkula, February 15
Haryana Urban Development Authority is laying 10 new tubewells at the cost of Rs 1.50 crore in order to provide potable water to the residents of the township.

Voter I-cards
Panchkula, February 15
The District Election Officer and Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, has said that Voters’ ID cards for the Kalka constituency will be prepared as per the published voters’ list of 2002 in two phases.



Manhandling charge levelled
Chandigarh, February 15
A parking contractor’s staff members and Congress councillor Chandermukhi Sharma’s brother, Surajmukhi Sharma, today accused each other of manhandling at a parking lot in Sector17.

Discotheque raided, 4 held
Chandigarh, February 15
The local police reportedly raided a discotheque in Sector 17 last night and arrested four persons, including its owner, for allegedly consuming hard liquor without a licence. They have been booked under various provisions of the Excise Act. They were bailed out later.


Jewellery collection has a mesmerising effectMARKET PULSE
Jewellery collection has a mesmerising effect
Chandigarh, February 15
A vibrant collection of white gold studded with diamonds and other precious stones that radiate exquisite beauty and rare brilliance created by different leading jewellery houses in India was enough to make a lasting impression on the visitors who visited Swarn Sambandh, jewellery exhibition, which was inaugurated at the CII in sector 31 here today.

Develop synergy in hardware, software industry: Jacob
Chandigarh, February 15
Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), Governor, Punjab, and UT Administrator, today underlined the need to develop synergy in hardware and software industry with the focus on design-enabled software to fully harness the potential of Indian engineers and entrepreneurs.

Household goods on display
Chandigarh, February 15
From synthetic soil to kitchen cabinets to mobile toilets, the Inside Outside Mega Show that offers a huge collection of interior and exterior decor items have hit the right cord with the shoppers from the city who thronged the venue at Parade Ground in Sector 17.
Visitors watch decoration items
Visitors watch decoration items displayed at the Inside Outside Mega Show in Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


A delegation of the UK teachers
A delegation of the UK teachers at the Chandigarh Press Club on Friday. 
— A Tribune photograph.

Children of Strawberry Fields sing songs
Children of Strawberry Fields sing songs of innocence on the opening day of their music mornings in Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Friday.

Winners of collage-making contest at Euphoria-2002 show
Winners of collage-making contest at Euphoria-2002 show their work to Prof S.B.S. Mann, Director Principal, GMCH, Chandigarh, on Friday. 
— A Tribune photograph

UK teachers visit city schools          
Chandigarh, February 15
A 12-member team of teachers from the UK that has come to Punjab under the Commonwealth teachers exchange programme is greatly impressed by the manner in which students are taught human values in schools.

Workshop on creative writing ends
Chandigarh, February 15
The three-month-old workshop on creative writing conducted at DAV Public School, Sector 8, concluded with the display of a wall magazine by students here today.  

When lilting voices tingle the senses
Chandigarh, February 15
Notes of music sung in the lilting voices of young boys and girls tingle your senses as you walk leisurely into the Strawberry Fields Kindergarten run by the Durga Das Foundation.

Senior PU prof’s degrees ‘fake’
Chandigarh, February 15
A senior professor of Panjab University with more than 20 years of service has been questioned about the authenticity of his academic record. 

Four-day Euphoria — 2002 begins 
Chandigarh, February 15
Euphoria-2002, a four-day festival, began at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, today.

Australian award for PU’s ex-scholar
Chandigarh, February 15
A former Panjab University scholar and a popular karate instructor, Dr P. Raghavan, has been awarded Australia’s prestigious award to work as a senior research scientist in Australian National University at Canberra.

Eco-panorama in GCG-II
Chandigarh, February 15
All environment-related events organised throughout the year by Prakriti, the environment society of the GCG, Sector 11, culminated with eco-panorama today. 

PU exam results
Chandigarh, February 15
Panjab University has declared the results of MSc (industrial chemistry) I semester, BE (electrical) IV semester, BE (chemical) VI semester and B. Architecture V semester.


Take action against SP on encroachment
Chandigarh, February 15
Coming down heavily on the police authorities for “violating the letter of law” instead of protecting it, Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice N.K. Sud of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the state of Haryana to inform them about the action taken against an officer who had unauthorisedly occupied a factory in Rewari.

  • Release grades to supervisors

  • Natural justice not in all cases

Cop gets bail in bribery case

Chandigarh, February 15
Sat Naryan, a head constable of the Chandigarh Police, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation while allegedly accepting bribe, was today granted bail by a local court on the furnishing of a bail bond of Rs 20,000.

  • Notices issued

  • Bail granted

Bar condemns police inaction
Chandigarh, February 15
The District Bar Association has condemned the inaction of the police for not registering a case against the persons responsible for assaulting two members of Bar Association.


Sawan Kumar TakLagaan to ‘inspire producers’
The taste of the Indian film audiences is finally changing. They no longer care for big stars or an expensively mounted movie. Nor do they want the same old love story in which the hero and heroine go round and round trees, singing songs, says well-known Bollywood film director and producer Sawan Kumar Tak.


‘Need to improve healthcare system’
SAS Nagar, February 15
The primary and total healthcare system is available only to the rich in the country. Although the nation has made significant progress in the field of food and milk production, it is still lagging behind in establishing good healthcare system for the masses.



Shooting championship from Feb 25
Chandigarh, February 15
The 26th Northern India Shooting Championship will be organised by the Zonal Rifle Shooting Academy, Chandigarh, at the Patiali Ki Rao shooting ranges, Sector 25, from February 25 to March 1. 

  • Selection trials

  • Cricket match


Law ministry clarifies on instruments Act
Chandigarh, February 15
With a view to clearing confusion among advocates and the general public regarding the amendments in the Negotiable Instruments Act, the Union Law Ministry has clarified that Sections 138-142 of the Negotiable Instruments Act and many other laws which have been amended continue to be in force.

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