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IAF officials prevent garbage dumping
SAS Nagar, November 25
In what has developed into a potential crisis situation for the Municipal Council here, tonnes of garbage collected here was brought back to the township following an unexpected decision by the Chandigarh Air Force Station officials to stop with immediate effect the dumping of garbage at the site allotted to the council by PUDA at Sohana village on grounds of it being too close to the outer marker of the Air Force station.

Deemed varsity status for PEC on cards
Chandigarh, November 25
The Punjab Engineering College here is all set to get the status of a deemed university, while the case of upgrading the Central Polytechnic in Sector 26 here into a full-fledged engineering college has been stalled for this session year.




PU Reader jumps to death
Chandigarh, November 25
A Reader in the Punjab University Department of Physical Education, Nikhil Syal, jumped to death from the top floor of his Sector 15 house early today. His wife, Prof Pushpinder Syal, is Professor in the PU Department of English. Nikhil was also looking after the university swimming pool. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Dumping fine to be paid with water bill
Chandigarh, November 25
Those dumping debris on municipal land will have to pay a fine of Rs 500 along with their water bill and errants from the second time onwards will have to pay Rs 20 per day from the first fine.

Traders start relay fast
Chandigarh, November 25
Reactions to the recent amendment to the East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act, 1949, continued today as traders under the banner of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal started a relay fast in Sector 17 while a social organisation called for total scrapping of the rent act saying even the limit of Rs 1,500 should be done away with.
Mr Pawan Bansal, MP, and Mr B.B. Bahl, president of Congress (local unit), join traders on fast in protest against the recent amendment to the rent Act
Mr Pawan Bansal, MP, and Mr B.B. Bahl, president of Congress (local unit), join traders on fast in protest against the recent amendment to the rent Act, in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

How one cop will police 550
Panchkula, November 25
To be seen is to be functioning — is the new mantra for the district police, as it sets the ball rolling for curbing flesh trade, drug peddling liquor smuggling, gambling and betting.


Panel rejects hike in sewerage cess
Chandigarh, November 25
The Water Supply and Sewerage Committee here today for the fourth time rejected the increase in sewerage cess on the pattern of SAS Nagar and withdrew commercial charges of water from STD and PCO operators working from their residences.

UV-ray machines for octroi posts sought
SAS Nagar, November 25
The Municipal Council here has demanded ultraviolet-ray machines to check fake currency to be placed at various octroi posts manned by council employees. This demand along with a sanction of Rs 3.8 crore from the MC annual budget comes, up for discussion at the monthly meeting of the council scheduled to be held on November 28 here.

Security in banks examined
SAS Nagar, November 25
The police today conducted surprise checks on various big banks in the township to assess the effectiveness of their security arrangements. According to Mr Harcharan Singh Bhullar, SP, SAS Nagar, while most of the banks had adequate security arrangements, there were some which had no security arrangements at all.

Pak flag burnt; Mufti’s ouster sought
Chandigarh, November 25
The local unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has demanded the resignation of the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for his “failure” to provide the minority community in the state with safety.

Activists of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front, Chandigarh unit, burn the national flag of Pakistan, to condemn the terrorist attack on Raghunath Temple in Jammu, in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday.
— Photo Pankaj Sharma
Activists of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front, Chandigarh unit, burn the national flag of Pakistan, to condemn the terrorist attack on Raghunath Temple in Jammu, in Sector 17, Chandigarh

Yeoman’s service to ex-servicemen
ORALE of ex-servicemen and their widows also affects the morale of serving soldiers. There is no better example of this than the services being rendered by the Helpline to boost the morale of the retired faujis. You can contact it on telephone numbers 589624 and 867624 round the clock for help in case of any medical emergency, welfare matter, pensionary benefits, etc.

Aspiring cops not allowed in
Chandigarh, November 25
A large number of candidates for recruitment in the UT police were not allowed to enter the examination centre at Police Lines in Sector 26 here today, as they had “reached late”. The physical examination of candidates for 200 posts of constable began here.


Flesh-trade racket busted
Panchkula, November 25
Tightening the noose around those involved in flesh trade, the police busted a racket operating in Kalka late last night. Two call girls were arrested and booked under the Immoral Trafficking Act.

‘Satta King’ nabbed
Panchkula, November 25
The police today nabbed Ashok, alias, Satta King”, Ashok from Sector 19, while he was making a receipt of payment for a satta transaction. The accused had earned this title for himself after he had taken stock of the entire satta business in the region. He was operating in Dera Bassi, Zirakpur, Lalru, Chandigarh and Panchkula.


Thermal innerwear launched
Chandigarh, November 25
Neva Garments Ltd., the company which pioneered the concept of thermal innerwear in India and controls more than 20 % share of the overall Thermal Innerwear market, has launched its complete range of thermal innerwear i.e. Neva Eleve, Neva Quilt & Neva Esancia for men and women in different price segments.

Lack of quorum prevents Apni Mandi meeting
Chandigarh, November 25
The Apni Mandi Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh failed to hold its scheduled meeting today for lack of quorum for the third time in the year and second time in a row, putting a question mark on its existence.


Students rush for Britain
Chandigarh, November 25
Is the United Kingdom better than Australia for Indian students looking for world class education? It would seem so if one were to go by the figures being touted out by the British officials.

1,500 students visit education fair
Chandigarh, November 25
Nearly 1,500 students visited the one-day British Council Education Fair held at Hotel Mountview, here today. The fair which was inaugurated by the Governor of Punjab and Administrator of UT, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), in which 30 universities and colleges from the UK put up stalls for counselling the students about their programmes, courses, packages and scholarships.
Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), Administrator, UT, visits the British education exhibition at Mountview Hotel, Sector 10, Chandigarh
Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), Administrator, UT, visits the British education exhibition at Mountview Hotel, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

BJP to oppose DPS function
Chandigarh, November 25
The local unit of the BJP will tomorrow oppose the foundation laying function of Delhi Public School, the franchise of whose management in the city has been given to the Heritage Society involving Congress leaders Ambika Soni and Pawan Bansal.

Impressive show by Aanchal kids
SAS Nagar, November 25
‘Xpressions 2002’ the annual function of Aanchal Preparatory School, Sector 35, Chandigarh, and Phase XI, SAS Nagar, was held at Tagore Theatre today. The chief guest Mr S.K. Sood, Principal Secretary, Finance and Planning, Himachal Government, was the chief guest and inaugurated the show.

Jat Sabha organises contests for schoolchildren
Chandigarh, November 25
More than 500 students from various schools of Chandigarh, Mohali, Pinjore, Barwala, Kalka and Panchkula participated in an on-the-spot poster making contest, organised by Jat Sabha Chandigarh at Jat Bhavan in Sector 28 here yesterday. The topic for the competition was “Sports and Sportsmen.”

1,500 take part in painting contest
Chandigarh, November 25
The City Beautiful Arts School and Fine Arts Hobby Centre, Sector 46 , organised a painting and drawing competition in the memory of Padamshree Sobha Singh at Government Museum and Art Gallery here yesterday.

Award conferred on Prof S.P. Khullar
Chandigarh, November 25
A two-day national seminar on “Pteridophyte — the vanishing plants” was organised by the Department of Botany, Panjab University, here today. Inaugurated by Prof C.L. Kaul, Director NIPER, the Bibi Savitri Sahni Award was conferred on Prof S.P. Khullar on the occasion.


No remittance for NDPS convicts
Chandigarh, November 25
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, today ruled that refusal to grant remittance to the convicts under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act was “quite justified”.

Bar Council poll: counting begins today
Chandigarh, November 25
The counting of votes polled in elections to the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana will begin tomorrow at the Punjab and Haryana High Court as the ballot papers from various districts of Punjab and Haryana had reached well in time in Chandigarh, said official concerned.


A beautiful mind in cruel state
Chandigarh, November 25
After last year's 9/11 tragedy, Americans, convinced of their importance have, begun to see Osama in every turbaned and bearded man. After the Red scare of the Cold War era, now Uncle Sam suspects every bin for it may be laden with an Osama bomb.

A lesson in rhythm & grace
Chandigarh, November 25
Graceful body movements and perfect ‘abhinaya’ makes watching Sonali Mahapatra’s Odissi recital a delightful experience. As she danced through six different compositions as a part of the Jhankar series organised by the Department of Public Relations and Cultural Affairs at Tagore Theatre today, she got into the spirit of each item, promoting emotions as per the demand of the role she portrayed.

Sonali Mahapatra performs in Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Sonali Mahapatra performs in Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh


Harneet, Dipinder best athletes
Chandigarh, November 25
Harneet Kaur of Class IX and Dipinder Singh of Class X were declared best athletes among girls and boys respectively, at the annual sports day of the Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, organised in their school premises here today.

Tiny tots of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, display medals at their annual sports meet in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Tiny tots of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, display medals at their annual sports meet

Roller skating to figure in National Games
Chandigarh, November 25
The roller skating fraternity is jubilant over the inclusion of the sport in the forthcoming 32nd National Games to be held in Hyderabad from December 13. The decision to formally consider roller skating as a medal sport for the 2006 Asian Games in Doha (Qatar) was taken during the Busan Asian Games in Korea.


75 officers found absent from duty
Panchkula, November 25
As many as 75 officers and other employees in different departments of district administration were found absent during a surprise check conducted by Deputy Commissioner, Ms Satwanti Ahlawat, at Mini Secretariat here today.


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