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Syndicate for enhancing retirement age
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — The Panjab University syndicate today recommended that the retirement age of all categories of employees, including the non-teaching staff, should be enhanced from 60 to 62. The agenda for enhancement of retirement age initially included assistant registrar, deputy registrar and joint controller of examination.

Lieut-Gen B.K.N. Chhibber (retd) folds his hands to say thank you to employees of Punjab Raj Bhavan and others who had assembled to bid him goodbye after he relinquished charge as Governor of Punjab-cum-Administrator of Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph (Story: Jacob sworn in as Punjab Governor)

R.N. Dogra dead
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — Prof Rajinder Nath Dogra, a noted civil engineer and founder Principal Director of Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, died here tonight. He was 91.

Routine policing suffers during protests
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — In the absence of a separate set-up to deal with protesters and perform duties at the time of other events, the routine policing suffers as personnel from various police stations are put on duty.

Ads deface public property
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — Be it the advertisement of a new movie, a new product, coaching classes or satsang or arrival of a pop singer or a religious head, public property in Chandigarh takes a virtual pasting.

SAS Nagar may ban plastic bags
SAS NAGAR, Nov 27 — Faced with the problem of disposing plastic bags in the town, the local Municipal Council is contemplating to ban use of polythene bags.

4 CTU buses impounded
SAS NAGAR, Nov 27 — The District Transport Officer, Ropar, today impounded at least four buses of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking in the town for plying without valid permits.

From the courts
Warrants against ex-MLA Kidnap accused acquitted Convicted for riding stolen scooter

ISKCON holds Rathyatra
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — The local unit of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness organised Lord Jagannath's 11th Rathyatra here with enthusiasm.


Relief for Orissa despatched
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — The Utkal Sankrutik Sangh, a cultural organisation of people of Orissa in Chandigarh, despatched its first truck carrying relief material for cyclone-ravaged Orissa this morning from the Sri Jagannath temple in Sector 31-D.

Site allotted for bhavan
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — The UT Administration has allotted an area measuring 4247.047 square yards in Sector 19 here to set up 'Paryavaran Bhavan' in the city.


'Report anti-national activity'
DERA BASSI, Nov 27 — Mr Jassa Singh, SHO of Lalru, has directed all owners of 'dhabas', STD PCOs, and hotels in Dera Bassi subdivision to inform the police about the anti-national elements who might harm the national integration.

NCC raising day celebrated
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — The National Cadet Corps set up an exhibition of aero and ship models as part of its 52nd Raising Day celebrations in Sector 17 here today.

Haryanvi cultural bonanza held
PANCHKULA, Nov 27 — It was a show packed with traditional music, ethnic dresses and folklore, exhibiting Haryana's cultural heritage.

Delegation meets Shanta Kumar
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — A deputation of the Northern Zone Roller Flour Mills Association led by Mr Dharam Paul Gupta, President of the local unit of the BJP, and Mr Gian Chand Gupta, a former Mayor of Chandigarh, met the Union Consumer Affairs Minister, Mr Shanta Kumar, in New Delhi yesterday to apprise him of the problems being faced by roller flour mills.
Artists honoured

Musical evening held

Youth Congress committee



Crime File
One killed in mishap

Cultural Scene
Theatre award for Sahib Singh

Price Watch
Where pulses are cheaper

Boys above the age of 14 taking part in rink race-II at the fifth Panchkula District Skating Championship at Blue Bird School, Sector 16, Panchkula, on Saturday
Boys above the age of 14 taking part in rink race-II at the fifth Panchkula District Skating Championship at Blue Bird School, Sector 16, Panchkula, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Aishwarya, Jatin win road races


Red is in vogue this winter
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — Smouldering red — the colour of hot blood passion — is cool in the winter of '99. Not just in Chandigarh, but in up-to-minute boom towns of the region also.

More parking areas sought
CHANDIGARH, Nov 27 — Ms Harjinder Kaur, former Deputy Mayor and Councillor of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, wants that sufficient parking spaces, both paid and unpaid, should be developed at busy commercial and public complexes.

‘Poor quality material used’
SAS NAGAR, Nov 27 — Recent public statements by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, to weed out corruption in the execution of development works appear to have made little impact in this town.Top

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