Thursday, November 9,
  Chandigarh, India



Rehabilitation scheme begins
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — The first phase of a mega scheme to build 16,000 dwelling units for the rehabilitation of illegal slum dwellers began today. The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), laid the foundation stone of a 1,000-apartment complex in Sector 56 here, as part of the scheme.

Terms eased for MLA housing colony?
SAS NAGAR, Nov 7 — After the scheme to allot land for a residential colony in the town to the sitting MLAs did not find favour with legislators, the Punjab Government has eased some of the terms and conditions of the allotment.

Weapons recovered from PU hostel
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — Sharp-edged weapons were recovered from a Panjab University hostel, here yesterday. It was learnt that some persons had occupied a room in the hostel after breaking open its seal. When the warden went to take possession of the room, the occupants fled leaving behind some weapons. The weapons were later handed over to the police.

PU scientist gets Nehru birth centenary award
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — Prof S.K. Malik, from the Department of Mathematics in Punjab University, has been honoured with the Jawahar Lal Nehru birth centenary award.

Preparations on for 10th Plan
Stress on basic needs at grassroots
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — The Planning Commission has begun preparing the concept paper for the Tenth Five Year Plan with the focus on “back to the basics”. Its thrust will be on rural development by tackling basic needs of villagers at the grassroots with the aim of checking influx of rural population to urban centres.




Legal Services Day today
Legal awareness to be spread among 40,000 neoliterates
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — A special Lok Adalat in the Sector 17 district courts complex and a legal awareness camp in Model Jail, Burail, which will involve a personal visit of DIG Prisons to every barrack, will be the two main highlights of the Legal Services Day, which falls tomorrow. 

More benefit for slum dwellers
n amendment that was made in the much-criticised rehabilitation scheme of the Chandigarh Administration yesterday, will now benefit more slum dwellers than the original target of 16,000.

Deadline for pollution check extended
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — The Administration has extended the last date for obtaining pollution-under-control certificates to November 21.

Administration concedes on land dispute issue
KHARAR, Nov 8 — The blockade on the Chandigarh- Ludhiana highway by residents of Khanpur village since Monday afternoon ended yesterday. The villagers were protesting against the allegedly illegal attempt to take possession of some land in the village, which falls in Kharar municipal limit.

MC drive to beautify spaces along roads
SAS NAGAR, Nov 8 — The SAS Nagar Municipal Council has launched a drive to beautify the open spaces along the roads that lead to the town from Chandigarh. Under the drive, the road divider on the dual carriageway from the YPS rotary to Sohana will be beautified. Rs 9 lakh have been earmarked for the project, initially.

Bag containing Rs 1 lakh stolen



Extravagant UT Administration
THIS refers to the report “Jacob’s remark on taxes: BJP, Congress up in arms” (Chandigarh Tribune, Oct 25). The UT Finance Secretary, Mr Rakesh Singh, said the Union Government had imposed a 10 per cent cut on non-plan revenue expenditure and had asked the UT to generate more resources of its own.


'Faulty recarpeting of road’
SAS NAGAR, Nov 8 — Public money amounting to lakhs of rupees being spent by the SAS Nagar Municipal Council in providing basic amenities to the entrepreneurs in the Industrial Focal Point in Phase IX here is being wasted.

Residents fear encroachment on open space
PANCHKULA, Nov 8 — Residents of Sector 12 here are apprehensive that the management of a gurdwara in the same sector will encroach upon the open space adjoining the place, belonging to HUDA on the eve of Gurpurab.

Carpeting work on this stretch of road in the extension area of the Industrial Focal Point of Phase IX was done on Tuesday.
Carpeting work on this stretch of road in the extension area of the Industrial Focal Point of Phase IX was done on Tuesday. However, patches of the road started coming off on Wednesday due to the non-adherence of road carpeting specifications. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Upper limit for legal aid notified
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — The Chandigarh Administration has notified an increase in the upper income limit for availing legal aid from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000. Now any person, who earns less than Rs 50,000 per year, can avail legal aid from the State Legal Services Authority.

Environment issue: Acts need acting out
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — An International Symposium on Environmental Education, ‘Think Globally, Act Locally,’ was organised at the Technical Teachers Training Institute, Sector 26, here today.

Dharna by farmers
KHARAR, Nov 8 — Vehicular traffic remained suspended for about half an hour here today when agitated farmers sat on dharna on the Kharar-Banur road near the police post to protest against the failure on the part of various government agencies to purchase their paddy from the grain market, Kharar, since Saturday.

Bright colours for winters
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — Bright cheerful colours are going to dominate this year’s winterwear, say budding fashion designers of the National Institute of Fashion Designing (NIFD).

Residents to get mail twice
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — Starting from tomorrow, city residents will once again get their mail twice a day. The facility had been withdrawn about five months ago, owing to certain reasons. The decision is being implemented with immediate effect.

Women panches pack a hard punch
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — An unusual request by elected women sarpanches that Punjab government intervene to enable them to work independent of the influence of men in their families, while discharging official duties, has been accepted.

Ensure careful handling of arms: SSP
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — The Chandigarh police has asked the Deputy Superintendents of Police and Reserve Inspectors responsible for training activities to ensure that security guards carry unloaded weapons.

Terrorist victims’ kin get fresh chance
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — The Punjab Government yesterday decided to give another opportunity to dependents of terrorist victims and deceased of government employees to apply for jobs on compassionate grounds who could not apply earlier till the specified date.

Transport contests conclude
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — The two-day inter-sector motor transport competition organised by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) concluded at the Basic Training Centre (BTC), Bhanu, today.

Recruitment rally
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — A special recruitment rally for the wards of serving personnel, ex-servicemen and widows was held at Football Stadium in Sector17 here today.


Minor girl abducted
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — In a complaint to the police, a Colony No 4 resident has alleged that his minor daughter was abducted by Mahesh of Uttar Pradesh. Taking up the complaint of Anand Kishore, the police has registered a case of kidnapping under Sections 363 and 366 of the Indian Penal Code.


DAV college wins one-act play competition
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — The DAV College, Sector 10, team won the highly competitive one-act play event on the second day of the Panjab University Youth Festival Zone B, hosted by the Government Post Graduate College, Sector 46.

Convention of non-teaching staff
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — Panjab University is hosting a convention of non-teaching employees from November 11 to 13 on the university campus.

3 granted bail in ‘call girl’ case
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — Priya Devi, Bindu and Meenu, who were arrested by the local police on November 6, under Sections 4, 58 of the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, were granted bail today by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash.

Notice to CBI in Jain case
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — On a petition moved by N.K. Jain, former Home Secretary of UT, Chandigarh, against the orders of Special Judge, Chandigarh, Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice to the CBI for November 13.

School sites auction case


Blending old printmaking formats with new
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — Art should never be allowed to remain shrouded under the cover of technique for the simple reason that it is something in direct relation to the heart. So it is best when left free and unshackled. 

Best Service award for Mann
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — Prof S.B.S. Mann, Head of the ENT Department, PGI, was presented with the Best Service award by the Jammu ENT Society.

Seminar on medical transcription
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — Information technology-enabled medical transcription would be an opportunity of the millennium for the country, said Prof S.K. Sharma, Director, PGI, while inaugurating a seminar on medical transcription organised at Law Auditorium, Panjab University, here today.

R.K. Jethi 
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — Prof R.K. Jethi, of the Department of Biochemistry, Panjab University, has been installed as President of the Urolithiasis Society of India for two years, a press release said here today.


GHS-32 advance in kho-kho tourney
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — Government High School, Sector 32, proved their supremacy in the under-17 boys section by defeating Government High School, Sector 35, in the UT Inter-School Kho-kho Tournament being played here at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18.

Sec 17 encroachments removed
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8 — In a major drive, similar to the ones carried out earlier in sectors 22 and 19, encroachments all over the market area of Sector 17 were removed by a combined team of the Estate Office, Municipal Corporation and the police here today.

Secretariat complex needs a cleanliness drive
PANCHKULA, Nov 8 — The stench of filth and decomposed solid waste accumulated at different corners nauseates visitors who move about in the corridors and the staircases of the district secretariat complex here.


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