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Festival of lights brings darkness
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — Divali took its toll yesterday as one person died while more than 100 were injured, 10 of them seriously, in various festival-related incidents in the city.
20 burn cases in Panchkula Fire Department gets 35 help calls Five fires in SAS Nagar
Vishvakarma Day celebrated

31 firms offer to maintain MCC areas
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — A public notice in newspapers had asked for sponsorship to develop and maintain "municipal areas", besides providing certain other "facilities" in the city.

New SE, SSP may join today
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — Mr J.N. Sachdeva, Superintending Engineer, Electricity Operations, and Mr Parag Jain, Senior Superintendent of Police, are expected to assume charges of their new assignments in the Chandigarh Administration on Tuesday.


Riar's election challenged
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — Mr Gurcharan Singh Pallia, who heads one of the two factions of the local unit of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), today challenged Mr Gurpartap Singh Riar to prove that he was the democratically elected President of the Chandigarh unit of the party or surrender.

PUDA's contradictory orders
SAS NAGAR, Nov 8 — An interesting case of the strange ways of functioning of the local Estate Office of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has come to light.

Seminar on Gurdwara Act amendments
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — To deliberate on the issue of amendments to the Sikh Gurudwara Act, 1925, a seminar was organised by the Sikh Budhjivi Council here on Saturday.

Govt relaxation on land use
ZIRAKPUR, Nov 8 — Exercising powers under Section 11 of the Punjab New Capital (Periphery) Control Act,1952, the Punjab Government has allowed the use of land falling within the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat's limits for residential, commercial and institutional purposes.
Tewari vice-chief of medical society

PUTA welcomes payment of arrears



Crime File
Unidentified decomposed body found

Price Watch
Carrot, tomato cheaper

Munish Arora wrecks LIC club

Irina is ladies club champion Top


Re-employed Army officers await revised pay, arrears
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — Officers re-employed in the armed forces are a distressed lot. Two years after the Fifth Pay Commission submitted its recommendations to the government, their pay fixation as per the revised scales remains a far cry.

Chandigarhians richer than their Punjabi brothers
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — If the figures are any indication, the per capita income in the Union Territory of Chandigarh has been growing rapidly.

Developing reading habits
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — In a commendable development, a school for slum children run in Sector 24 has developed an informal curricula to retain the student strength since it started earlier this year.Top

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