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SAS Nagar Council awaits fiscal aid
SAS Nagar, March 19
Financial crisis is once again looming large over the SAS Nagar Municipal council as it is waiting for this month’s financial assistance from the state government to tide over its losses due to the abolition of octroi.

MC to take over paid-parking lots today
Chandigarh, March 19
The MC of Chandigarh will manage the paid parking lots in Sectors 17, 8 and 9 from tomorrow, two days after the parking contractor withdrew his staff before the formal cancellation of contract today.
A parking area in Sector 17
A parking area in Sector 17 after the parking contractor withdrew his staff as his contract was cancelled by the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh. 
— A Tribune photograph

Admn directed not to regularise encroachments
Chandigarh, March 19
The Chandigarh Administration was today restrained by a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court from regularising any structures made on public property till March 21.



Two advocates to visit SAS Nagar
oming down heavily on Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority after receiving complaints regarding pick-and-choose policy, besides resurfacing of encroachments in SAS Nagar, the Bench today directed two advocates to visit the areas where unauthorised structures had been removed and indicate if they had cropped up again.

Bravo! Yuvraj, scream fans
Chandigarh, March 19
It was a day full of cheers and joy as local heroes Dinesh Mongia, Yuvraj Singh alongwith another favourite player from the region Harbhajan Singh who finally steered India to a superb series-clinching win over visitors Zimbabwe. 



PUDA marks 3 dump sites
SAS Nagar, March 19
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority and the district administration has identified three sites, one in Barialli village and two near Sohana village for dumping garbage of the town. The issue was discussed at a meeting attended by officials of PUDA, the state pollution board and the district administration here today.

Vasectomy operations  on four lions
Chhat Bir (Patiala)  March 19
Forced to check the growing population of the ‘‘royal’’ inhabitants of the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, the zoo authorities conducted vasectomy operations upon four adult lions in a makeshift operation theatre here today.

Feud in SAD local unit deepens
Chandigarh, March 19
Factional feud in the local unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal has climaxed with former Mayor Ms Harjinder Kaur-led group claiming to have replaced Mr Gurpartap Singh Riar with Mr N.S. Minhas as the party President.

Body chief alleges trespass by police
Chandigarh, March 19
The president of the Chandigarh Cheap Houses Welfare Confederation has alleged that a sub inspector of the UT Police and five other policemen forcibly barged into his house in Sector 19 in an attempt to intimidate his family members.

Telecom awareness for consumers
Chandigarh, March 19
Consumer associations across the country will now provide awareness to consumers regarding the quality of telecom services (basic as well as cellular) and related issues .

‘When will I get telephone connection’?
hy is it that compared to Chandigarh telephone subscribers, those in Zirakpur area find it difficult to get their grievances redressed? Is it because of the fact that Zirakpur does not fall in the Union Territory limits of Chandigarh and comes under the administrative control of the Punjab Government?

A path through dung cakes
Chandigarh, March 19
Residents of LIG houses in Sector 41D are living amidst garbage and animal dung. Dung cakes could be seen on either side of the Government Model High School, Sector 41.

MC panel chiefs elected
Chandigarh, March 19
Mr Jitender Bhatia, Mr CK Sawhney, Ms Anu Chathrath, Dr K S Raju and Ms Pushpa Sharma were today elected unopposed as chairpersons of five municipal committees. Mr Balraj Singh, Mr A S Sekhon, Ms Geeta Rani, Mr K Atmaram and Mr Kuldeep Singh were elected unopposed as vice-chairpersons of these committees.

Chemists’ protest on March 21
Panchkula, March 19
To protest against the alleged misbehavior of the district Drug Inspector, the District Chemists Association, Panchkula, has given a call for bandh on Thursday. The Drug Inspector had allegedly misbehaved with their fellow traders.

Players booked for assault
Chandigarh, March 19
Following a fracas between two cricket teams representing two popular city dailies at the Sector 16 Stadium, the local police today booked several persons for assault and threat. Several persons sustained injuries in the melee and were taken to the Sector 16 General Hospital. 

Vishal KaliaIn love with food
ishal Kalia is a person who is in love with food. But then that is not all. At 29, already a faculty member at the Food Craft Institute, Sector 42, he is also a proponent of what he calls ‘food with love’. “I have the knack of being able to test whether any dish prepared has been made with love or not. And that is what I call food prepared with love,” he says.

Condolence meeting
Panchkula, March 19
The Residents Welfare Association, Sector 12, expressed grief over the demise of Major Arvinder Pal Singh, his wife and two kids in a road accident on March 17.



2 held
Chandigarh, March 19
The local police has claimed to have solved several cases of thefts of vehicles and auto parts by arresting two persons here today. According to police sources, a team lead by Inspector Satbir Singh, SHO, Sector 11 Police Station, nabbed Ravinder Kumar, a resident of PGI campus and Paul William of Naya Gaon. Three stolen motor cycles and a battery of Kinetic Honda were recovered from their possession.





Students at the annual convocation
Students at the annual convocation of Government College, Dera Bassi, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

104 students given degrees
Dera Bassi, March 19
As many as 104 students of Government College were given degrees at the annual convocation and prize distribution function here today. In addition to this five college students were also honoured with College Colours for their outstanding performance in academic and other co-curricular activities.

PU team’s research on matter
Chandigarh, March 19 
A team from Panjab University, which formed a part of an international research team on matter, announced its recent findings on missing components of matter in Japan earlier this month.

UGC conference on entomological research
Chandigarh, March 19
Extension of knowledge generated in laboratory to land underlines the true worth of education, said Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries, Punjab, while inaugurating a UGC working conference on Entomological research—progress and problems’ at Panjab University here today.

PU to have two house exams in one session
Chandigarh, March 19
Panjab University plans to conduct at least two house examination during an academic session. As a step towards introduction of the continuous assessment scheme, the marks scored in the house examination will be added to the total of the final examination to determine the final score.

Seminar on higher education
Chandigarh, March 19
The issue of privatisation and internationalisation of education with opening of new vistas for students through virtual campuses and the popular appeal of distance education evoked a mixed response from the audience at the two-day seminar on “Higher education: a social responsibility”, which began at GGDSD College, Sector 32, here today.

Tibetan students
Tibetan students of Government College for Boys, Sector 11, perform on the occasion of Foreign Students’ Day at the college in Chandigarh on Tuesday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Ethiopian dances impress
Chandigarh, March 19
From Ethiopia all the way to Tibet, the day certainly belonged to the foreign students who presented a colourful cultural programme at Government College, Sector 11, here today. While each item was better than the other, the students brought alive the culture of their respective states and they danced and sang their way through the two-hour programme.

Scope of counselling
Chandigarh, March 19
“Most of the problems all over the globe start with alphabet `P’. Be it poverty, prejudice, peace or pollution. They can only be resolved through effective counselling,’’ stated Dr Daya Singh Sandhu, Chairman and Professor, University of Louisville, Kentucky.

“Be judicious in books’ selection”
Chandigarh, March 19
“Books are constant friends of mankind. These are not mere pieces of paper put together but are humans who educate us, amuse us and entertain us.”


Publicise gelatin use in foodstuff
Chandigarh, March 19
A Division Bench of the High Court on Tuesday directed the states of Haryana, Punjab and the Union Territory of Chandigarh Administration, to give wide publicity to the fact about the use of gelatin in cosmetics and foodstuff.

  • Summons to MDU VC, dental body chief

  • SPOs allowed to reappear for test

  • Reversion stayed

Witness fails to identify accused
Chandigarh, March 19
A CID Constable, Gurbachan Singh, failed to identify one of the accused , Lakhwinder Singh, who was allegedly involved in Beant Singh assassination case, at identification parade held during the trial in a special court in Burail Jail here today.

CBI gets notice in Cheema case
Chandigarh, March 19
A notice was issued to the CBI on Tuesday asking it to file reply by March 26 in the bail plea moved by J.S. Cheema, CIA Inspector with the Chandigarh police, who was booked by the CBI in corruption case.

Coffee house case: warrants issued
Chandigarh, March 19
A local court today again issued a warrant against the Indian Coffee house, in Sector-17 near Neelam Cinema acting on the case filed by the complainant, Anil Kaur. The complainant had filed case against the Indian Coffee House for the execution for warrant of possession.



Scheme to preserve heritage
Chandigarh, March 19
The Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India, has invited applications from all states and Union Territories, including the Chandigarh Administration, for financial assistance for the preservation and development of cultural heritage of the Himalayas and for the development of Buddhist and Tibetan organisations.

3-day national integration camp
Panchkula, March 19
A three-day national integration camp, conducted by the Ghoomer Academy of Arts and Culture, will be held from March 23 to 25. Stating this here today, the general secretary, Ms Suneeta Dhariwal, said 400 children from all over the region were expected to participate.


A registered magician of the Song and Drama division
A registered magician of the Song and Drama division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, showing his skills at Colony No. 4, Chandigarh during an AIDS awarness campaign on Tuesday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Magic, puppet shows mark AIDS awareness drive
Chandigarh, March 19
The song and drama division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has started an AIDS awareness programme in the city. Organised by the Ministry in collaboration with the Government Medical College and hospital, Sector, 32 artistes of the Song and Drama Division will be performing magic and puppet shows, songs focussing on the modes of spread of AIDS and its control in various parts of the city.


Indian Express, Tribune in final
Chandigarh, March 19
The Indian Express and The Tribune teams will meet each other in the final of the first Inter-Media Cricket Tournament being played here at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16.

  • DAV athletics meet begins

  • Khalsa club win by 7 wkts

  • Official recognitionTop

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