Protest by Sector 26 vegetable vendors
Collection of tax by commission agents
Chandigarh, Jan 4 — Business was affected in the Sector 26 vegetable market when hundreds of members of the Subzi Mandi Phari Association took to the streets to protest against the collection of an arbitrary tax of Rs 2 per bag by the commission agents here today.
Custodial death case Police told to hand over clothes of victim
CHANDIGARH, Jan 4 — In the alleged custodial death case, the Central Forensic Science Laboratory has reportedly asked the Chandigarh police to hand over the clothes worn by the 29-year-old Dr Amanjeet Singh when he fell off the police vehicle.
Change of guard at IAF installations
CHANDIGARH, Jan 4 — Two major IAF installations here — No. 3 Base Repair Depot (BRD) and No. 12 Wing — saw a change of guard with the respective Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) assuming their new assignments today.
Police to get tough with truckers
CHANDIGARH, Jan 4 — The Chandigarh police is planning to act against truckers whizzing down the city roads with mud-coated, or blurry number plates. The cops are launching a special day-long drive on Monday for challaning truckers driving through the city with poorly visible number plates.
Braille Day celebrated
Colourful programme by visually impaired children
Chandigarh, Jan 4 — Students of the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, presented a colourful programme to commemorate the 192nd birth anniversary of Louis Braille. A lively session of antakshari was the highlight of the occasion.
Visually impaired children of the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, in a joyous mood during the Braille Day celebrations in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Develop low-cost hearing aids: Jacob
CHANDIGARH, Jan 4 — The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen. J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today underlined the need for taking concerted measures to check noise pollution.
Disabled for implementation of Act
CHANDIGARH, Jan 4 — Sore over the successive governments inability, both at the state and the Centre, to implement the Persons with Disability and Equal Opportunity and Rights and Full Participation Act, 1995, hundreds of activists of the National Handicapped Welfare Council, Haryana, have demanded more reservation in the polity in order to pressurise the powers that be to take a more sympathetic view of them.
Early diagnosis can prevent deafness
Chandigarh, Jan 4 — Out of every 1,000 live births, there is one case of congenital deafness. Besides conventional causes like old age and discharging ear, extraneous circumstances like noise pollution and unmonitered use of certain autotoxic drugs also lead to deafness.
Consumer fair opens
CHANDIGARH, Jan 4 — Intense cold did not dampen the spirits of residents who flocked to the consumer, auto and computer fair, which started today at Hotel Shivalikview here. The five-day fair attracted more than four thousand visitors on the first day itself.
Shopkeepers want power connections
CHANDIGARH, Jan 4 — Members of the Traders Association of Sector 17 have requested the UT Administration to grant individual electricity connections to owners of the shops in Anand Complex. A memorandum in this regard has been submitted to the UT Administrator.
PU security guard ‘taken for a ride’
CHANDIGARH, Jan 4 — A security guard at one of the gates of Panjab University campus was literally ‘taken for a ride’ by an autorickshaw driver here this morning after he stopped the latter from entering the campus.
Goindi mourns Sheela's death
Chandigarh, Jan 4 — Dr S.S. Goindi, a local Gandhian, today mounred the death of Dr Sheela Nayar, the last of the Gandhians who lived with Mahatma Gandhi.