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Centre yet to decide on new PGI Director
NEW DELHI, Nov 24 — A decision on the appointment of the next Director of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, is awaited even as the term of the present Director, Dr B.K.Sharma, expires on November 27.


Candidates who were not allowed to appear in the test for recruitment of constables protest in front of the police lines in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Seized property rotting in police stations
CHANDIGARH, Nov 24 — An apparent apathy on part of officials and cumbersome procedures have ensured that property worth lakhs seized or recovered by the police has been rotting in various police stations of the city. Most of the household goods are locked up in storerooms, while the vehicles are parked in the open to face the brunt of weather.
Average response to cops' recruitment drive

Rail link project hits another snag
CHANDIGARH, Nov 24 — The much awaited Chandigarh-Ludhiana rail link has hit another hurdle. This time it’s a problem of land acquisition in Punjab that is proving to be a stumbling block for the project.

Expedition marks 25th year of regiment
CHANDIGARH, Nov 24 — A multi-dimensional and multi-purpose expedition is being organised by the 65 Engineer Bridge Regiment to mark its silver jubilee celebrations.

Case registered against PUNWIRE
SAS NAGAR, Nov 24 — The local police has registered a case against the management of the Punjab Wireless Systems for not depositing the provident fund of the employees with the Provident Fund Commissioner from October, 1998, till date.
"FIR registered by hiding facts"
CHANDIGARH, Nov 24 — Reacting to the registration of an FIR, Brig G.S Gosal (retd) said that investments were accepted in companies under his directorship and Mr R.K Gupta, the complainant in the FIR, was one of the investors.

Clouds bring down temperature
CHANDIGARH, Nov 24 — Daytime temperature today was the lowest for this winter so far. Following a cloud cover, daytime temperature dropped to 23.4C.

Dowry victim alleges police laxity
PANCHKULA, Nov 24 — A dowry victim, Baby alias Kiran of Sector 9, alleged here today that the police was showing laxity in arresting the persons named in the FIR which was registered at the Sector 5 police station on November 13 and that they were not entertaining pictures of the items that had to be recovered from her in-laws.
Husband, in-law in custody

Trouble brewing in CTCC
CHANDIGARH, Nov 24 — Trouble is brewing in the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee over the appointment of Mr Surinder Bhatia as Chairman of the State Election Authority.

School
activities

Dharna by HUDA employees
PANCHKULA, Nov 24 —The Joint Action Committee of the employees of six unions of the Haryana Urban Development Authority staged a dharna outside the HUDA office in Sector 6 here today.

Seminars

Allow voting only by I-card: SAD
SAS NAGAR, Nov 24 — In the wake of the elections to the local municipal council due in January next year, the local unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal has urged the Chief Election Commissioner to allow voting strictly on the basis of voters identity cards.

Inter-sector meet opens
RAMGARH, Nov 24 — The 100-bed hospital catering to personnel of central police organisations of this region will soon be functional near Behlana village near Chandigarh airport and the sanction in this context has been accorded by the Home Ministry.
S N I P P E T S
‘Nari Chetna Camp’ inaugurated

NRI’s gesture

PUDA approach criticised

Thief remanded



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Woman killed in mishap

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Loads of colour impress

Price Watch
Vegetable prices stable


GCG-11 win inter-college tennis

Panchkula skaters shine at nationalsTop


  Features

Where have all the ducks gone?
CHANDIGARH, Nov 24 — Morning walkers at the Sukhna Lake may have been missing the majestic sight of a big gaggle of Indian geese, as out of a total of 30 ducks released by the Environment Society of India on June 5 — World Environment Day — nearly two dozen have disappeared mysteriously during the past three months.
Only a few of these birds released into Sukhna lake on the occasion of World Environment Day in June are alive
Only a few of these birds released into Sukhna Lake on the occasion of World Environment Day in June are alive — A Tribune photo

Poor amenities irk residents
PANCHKULA, Nov 24 — Low water pressure, damaged roads and dead streetlights have caused dissatisfaction among residents in this township.

Harrowing time for patients
DERA BASSI, Nov 24 — A liquor shop stands by a government dispensary on the Kalka-Ambala highway here.

Moving documentary on MSF
CHANDIGARH, Nov 24 — Spine-chilling images of half-dead persons, gun-totting rebels, children orphaned by wars and bodies lying in the midst of everyday life — this was what a one-hour video documentary on a French non-government organisation 'Medecins Sans Frontieres' showed today evening at Alliance Francaise Le Corbusier de Chandigarh.Top


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