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Slums on UT periphery a bane for SAS Nagar
SAS NAGAR, Nov 28 — A strategy adopted by the Chandigarh Administration to get its prime land vacated from slum dwellers by rehabilitating them on its peripheral areas has become a bane for the residents of this town which was planned as an extension of Chandigarh.

Investors duped of crores
DERA BASSI, Nov 28 — Hundreds of investors have been allegedly cheated by Incan Mutual Benefit Limited, a para-banking company to the tune of crores of rupees as officials of the Adarsh Nagar branch of the company, near here, fled last night.

Madhvi crowned Mega Model ’99
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 — At a glittering beauty contest — Mega Model '99 — held on Saturday at Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, Madhvi was crowned the Mega Model for this year, winning a one-year modelling contract with a city-based fashion institute, a diamond ring and tickets for two to any destination abroad.

Madhvi (centre), crowned Mega Model '99, flanked by Naina Rana (left) and Gurleen, first runners-up and second runners-up, respectively, at a beauty contest in Chandigarh Club on Saturday night.
— A Tribune photo

UT employees demand bonus
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 — Grant of bonus for 1997-98 and 1998-99 and regularisation of services of daily workers and work charged employees were among the major issues discussed at the annual delegate convention of the Federation of UT Employees and Workers at the Sector 23 Bal Bhavan here today.

Show for cops' kids

Award money not given

Co selling underweight bread

Dirty water supply in Sec 18

Prize distribution function held

Garbage in park irks residents

Cheques reach owner

Residents complain of insanitation

Gurpurb celebrated

40 kids take part in fun races

Four elected panches

Youth exchange scheme launched

Cardiovascular symposium

400 rejected for JBT jobs
PANCHKULA, Nov 28 — The district primary education authorities, today refused to accept the candidature of over 400 persons who had come from distant places to submit their application forms for the posts of junior basic teacher (JBT).

No FIR in dogs' death case
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 — Tall claims of the UT police of being a 'humane faced' and 'citizen friendly' force notwithstanding, it is yet to register a first information report (FIR) in the infamous dogs' death case even after about one month since the incident.

UGC seeks names for fellowships
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 — The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities to supply names of aspirants for the prestigious Commonwealth Fellowship Award in England for the year 2000.

Villagers seek NAC
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 — Residents of Naya Gaon and other surrounding villages, today staged a protest rally to press their long pending demand of establishing a notified area committee (NAC) for the area.

'Licences needed to procure morphine'
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 — Experts deliberated on various interesting topics on the fifth day of palliative care-cum-workshop at the PGI here today.

'J&K handed over to Farooq'
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 — Alleging that "all governments at the centre have been handing over the state of Jammu and Kashmir on 'contract' to 'Farooq Abdullah and company", Mr Bhim Singh, National President of the Jammu and Kashmir Panthers Party has said the restoration of a 'true' democratic set-up in the trouble-torn state was the only solution to the vexed problem.

Demand to set up ayurveda hospital
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 — Dr Harjit Singh, Special secretary, Health-cum-Ayurveda, Punjab, has emphasised the need to promote ayurveda in the Union Territory and called upon the Administration to set up an indoor hospital. He was addressing ayurvedic practitioners at Dhanwantri Jayanti celebrations, organised by the local branch of the Akhil Bhartiya mahasammelan yesterday.

Corporation earns record profit
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 — The Chandigarh Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and Minorities Finance and Development Corporation has disbursed a record number of cases of direct loan, extended to enable people belonging to these classes to enable them to be self-employment. These loans were extended by various national organisations during the current financial year.Top


Crime File
Eight held for assault
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 — The local police has arrested eight persons for assaulting four residents of Colony No. 5 last night.

Price Watch
Tomato tumbles, peas follow
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 — Prices of a number of vegetables have come down in the local market in the past four days.

A nearly empty pandal marked the two ceremonies held at Punjab Raj Bhavan on Saturday last. The occasion was farewell to outgoing Governor-cum-Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen B.K.N. Chhibber (retd), and swearing-in ceremony of his successor, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd).

Shivika, Rohit best cyclists
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 — Shivika Arora of St Anne's Convent School, Sector 32, among girls, and Rohit Sharma of DAV College, Sector 10, among boys were adjudged best cyclists in the one-day Chandigarh state cycling meet for various age groups held at Government College, Sector 11, here today.

Hansraj, Blue Bird win

Sport meet concludes

Need to make cops efficient
Former SSP of Chandigarh CSR Reddy had a spell of more than five years in the city. In his last press conference, his observations about the Chandigarh Police were quite alarming and correct.Top

Nagar panchayat short of staff
ZIRAKPUR, Nov 28 — The Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat has been functioning from the village's community hall ever since it came into existence in May. The nagar panchayat's office also suffers from inadequate staff.

Rehabilitation project by ex-servicemen
CHANDIGARH, Nov 28 — For ex-servicemen with flair for business in transport, the local ITFT (Institute of Tourism and Future Management Trends) in collaboration with Hindustan Motors has set up a scheme for self-employment in tourist transport business.Top

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