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External examiners for Panjab University practicals
Chandigarh, September 20
To lend more seriousness and sound credibility to the conduct of practical examinations in the affiliated colleges of Panjab University, external examiners will be sent from the current session onwards.

Company director held in lottery fraud case
Chandigarh, September 20
Hardly a week after the Chandigarh Administration gave its nod to transfer a case of fraud in Punjab Online lottery to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), one of directors of a company which had bid for the operation of the lottery was arrested by the Delhi Police from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the wee hours of this morning.

PGI projects may face financial crunch
Chandigarh, September 20
With the PGI authorities having been left with no option but to spend Rs 115 crore out of the total Rs 200 crore approved by the Union Health Ministry under the 10th Five Year Plan, on liabilities of the Ninth Five Year Plan, the various ambitious projects launched by it might have to face severe financial crunch.




Anant Chaudas
Chandigarh, September 20
Anant Chaudas was celebrated by devotees with great enthusiasm and religious fervour at Digambar Jain Temple in Sector 27, here today.

Devotees carry Lord Mahavira’s idol in a ‘palki’ while celebrating Anant Chaudas at Digambar Jain Temple, Sector 27-B, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Devotees carry Lord Mahavira’s idol in a ‘palki’

Private firm bids for sold property
Chandigarh, September 20
Phulkari Estates Private Limited, whose NRI Managing Director Mangat Verma had alleged that his offer of Rs 1.85 crore was rejected by the presiding officer in the January 23 auction and the same property was sold for Rs. 1.34 crore in another bid, today offered Rs 1.5 crore for the property in Sector 9 and pulled up the BJP for politicising the issue.

Karmapa hopeful of early solution
Dalai Lama's envoy's talks with Chinese
Chandigarh, September 20
The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorjee, today said that he was hopeful of a positive outcome from the talks held at Beijing between the envoy of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and the Chinese Communist regime, for an early solution of the Tibetan issue.

PM urged to honour commitment
Jagjivan Ram's daughter opposes eviction notice
Chandigarh, September 20
The All-India Samata Movement President and daughter of the late Union Minister Jagjivan Ram, Ms Meira Kumar, today urged Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and 17 of his ministerial colleagues, who had demanded in 1990 along with 381 MPs to maintain the late leader’s memorial in the present house, to honour their commitment now.


Making a house would drive you nuts
Chandigarh, September 20
Want to construct a house in the City Beautiful? Think again. As many as 39 channels are involved in clearing a building plan by the UT Administration. And the procedure for sanctioning the plan is so complicated, repetitive and cumbersome that it may take months together to have your plan cleared despite the recent amendments liberalising the bylaws.

Selja urges women to back Sonia
Chandigarh, September 20
With the issue of foreigner status of Sonia Gandhi again coming up, the All-India Congress Committee Secretary, Ms Selja, today urged the local women workers to openly come out in support of Ms Sonia Gandhi.

Stress on maintaining ecological balance
Chandigarh, September 20
Various aspects of environment came to the fore during the inaugural day of the two-day seminar-cum-workshop on “Environment Education: Issues and Concerns” held at the Government College of Education in Sector 20 here today.

Jacob aghast at poor sanitation in colony
Chandigarh, September 20
For 150 families living in the police colony, Sector 20, life is about to change for the better. In the past three decades they have been living without any water connections in their toilets and kitchens. All pleas had fallen on deaf ears. Today the UT Administrator, Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), descended on the colony and was aghast at the conditions in a planned city like Chandigarh.

Jacob releases booklet on Project Sahyog
Chandigarh, September 20
When the team of Members of Parliament visit Chandigarh on a two-day tour on Monday, they will be shown how Chandigarh is generating wealth from waste thanks to an effective solid waste management programme.

Shopkeepers complain against enforcement staff
Chandigarh, September 20
The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal and the Task Force Committee today complained to the Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi, and the Secretary, Municipal Corporation, Mr Sunil Bhatia, against the alleged high-handedness of enforcement staff.

Khalsa Panchayat’s action flayed
Chandigarh, September 20
The Khalsa conference today took exception to the activities of the Khalsa Panchayat by saying that any individual or organisation claiming to be a Sikh cannot challenge the decisions of Akal Takht.


Juveniles held on theft charge
Panchkula, September 20
The Crime Investigating Agency of the police has arrested a three-member gang of juveniles from Rajiv Colony on charges of theft.

Body found
Zirakpur, September 20
The police has found body of an unidentified 60-year-old man in a nullah along the Ambala-Kalka highway in Dhakauli village near here on Friday.


Hilti to open centre in city
Chandigarh, September 20
The Hilti Group, a worldwide supplier of system solutions in the field of positioning, fastening, demolition and construction chemicals, is opening its centre in Chandigarh on October 3, according to a press note of the group.

Japanese firm to open factory
Panchkula, September 20
Japanese multinational Musashi Seimitsu Industries Company Limited has decided to set up a project to manufacture automotive components at the HSIDC Growth Centre at Bawal in Rewari district.


Budding architects to design war memorial
Chandigarh, September 20
Students of the College of Architecture have been invited to submit their conceptual plans for the upcoming war memorial in the city within two months. This came up after the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), visited the college this morning.

The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), discusses about the proposed war memorial with students
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), discusses about the proposed war memorial with students of the College of Architecture in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

St Anne’s to stage opera on Oct 1
Chandigarh, September 20
The month-long silver jubilee celebrations of St Anne’s School, Sector 32, will conclude with a function on October 1 and October 2, with the senior-wing students presenting a musical opera at the school premises.

Mohali school bags maximum prizes
SAS Nagar, September 20
Sant Isher Singh Model Senior Secondary School, Phase VII, has won the maximum prizes in Ropar district in the primary-level educational competitions organised by the Punjab School Education Board.


Court reserves order on suspects’ bail plea
Chandigarh, September 20
Acting on the anticipatory bail plea moved by the Shimla-based victim in a rape case, a local court today directed the UT police to issue seven day’s prior notice to the victim girl whenever her presence is required in the case. Meanwhile, the court today reserved the order on the bail plea moved by the suspects, — M.K Jain, Ram Lal, Baldev and Surinder Sharma — in the case for tomorrow. 

Notice on parking issue
Chandigarh, September 20
Acting on a public interest litigation filed by the Samadhaan — a “pressure group for social justice” — seeking directions to the Chandigarh Administration and other respondents for streamlining the parking system by preventing haphazard leaving behind of vehicles, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for November 25.

Man sentenced to 6-month RI
Chandigarh, September 20
A resident of Ropar, Jai Kumar, was today sentenced to six months rigorous imprisonment in a case under the Food Adulteration Act by a local court. The accused was convicted by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L. Mohal, who also fined the accused Rs 1,000.

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NZCC painting workshop
Chandigarh, September 20
To popularise the art of painting among children and to give people a chance to interact with artists, the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) has organised a seven-day painting workshop at Kalagram in Manimajra.

‘Sakharam Binder’ mesmerises again
Chandigarh, September 20
The third day of the National Natya Festival being organised by the North Central Zone Cultural Centre in collaboration with Haryana Public Relations and Cultural Affairs at Tagore Theatre brought out the best of women power in a most gripping manner as local play director Umesh Kant presented his play “Sakharam Binder”.
A scene from ‘Sakharam Binder’, a play, written by Vijay Tendulkar

A scene from ‘Sakharam Binder’, a play, written by Vijay Tendulkar, which was staged by the Rashtariya Natya Parv at the Tagore Theatre on Friday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma


250 students examined
Chandigarh, September 20
As many as 250 students were examined in an adolescent health awareness camp at Government College for Men, Sector 11, here today. The camp was organised by the Department of Paediatrics, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.

GMCH to issue disability certificates
Chandigarh, September 20
The Chandigarh Mental Health Authority has constituted a medical board at the Department of Psychiatry in Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, to evaluate and provide disability certificate for chronic mental disorders.

Centre, laboratory sign MoU
Chandigarh, September 20
With the signing of an MoU between the Government of India and Chandigarh Clinical Laboratories (CCL) , it has become the only laboratory in the region apart from the PGI, to get this approval for providing various diagnostic facilities to the people.


Chandigarh Police lift football trophy

Chandigarh, September 20
Chandigarh Police lifted the Senior State Chandigarh Police Shaheed Samarak Football Meet trophy by defeating AG, Audit, Haryana, 4-2 in a thrilling final played here at Police Lines, Sector 26. The half-time score was 1-0 in favour of the winners.

The final match of senior state football meet played between the Chandigarh Police and the AG (Audit), Haryana

The final match of senior state football meet played between the Chandigarh Police and the AG (Audit), Haryana, which the former won 4-2 in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


Speakers banned during Navratras in Panchkula
Panchkula, September 20
During the forthcoming Navratra mela, commencing from October 7 to 14 , no private agency or bhandara samities will be allowed to use loudspeakers. This was stated by Ms Jyoti Arora, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chief Administrator of the Mata mansa Devi Shrine Board, while discussing the arrangements for the forthcoming mela. 

Repair of Ghaggar bridge starts
Panchkula, September 20
In less than three days after “Chandigarh Tribune” highlighted the problem faced by motorists in crossing the dilapidated Ghaggar bridge on the Panchkula-Naraingarh highway, the Building and Roads Wing of the Haryana Public Works Department (HPWD) today started repairing its surface.


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