Providing legal help to the poor
CHANDIGARH, Jan 6 — Years of wait for justice deprives many of it. Further, many aggrieved hearts would rather give up fighting for it, for the helplessness caused by lack of sufficient resources. The UT residents, thankfully do not fall in this category today.
Protest against lathi charge
SAS NAGAR, Jan 6 — The Godrej GE Employees Union today protested against an alleged lathi-charge on workers by the police at the behest of the management of the factory. At least three workers — Kanwal, Rajinder and Manoj — received minor injuries in the lathi-charge, alleged the union leaders.
CLA competitions from Jan 12
CHANDIGARH, Jan 6 — The Chandigarh Librarians Association (CLA) will organise the Competition Master Library Competitions from January 12 to coincide with the National Youth Day.
Cong on verge of split: Sangma
CHANDIGARH, Jan 6 — The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is a conglomerate of parties of various hues which cannot deliver the goods and the Nationalist Congress Party is the only alternative to both the NDA and the Congress, claims P.A. Sangma, a senior leader of the party.
Societies resent hike in land prices by HUDA
PANCHKULA, Jan 6 — Enhancement of rates from Rs 2,234 to Rs 2,549 per square metre for allotment of land to housing societies of Sector 25 was criticised by the Haryana Group Housing Promoters and Builders Federation.
HUDA installs overhead lights
PANCHKULA, Jan 6 — With a view to beautifying the area around four major roundabouts and avoid accidents, the Haryana Urban Development Authority(HUDA) has installed overhead streetlights.
Employees of the Haryana Urban Development Authority install overhead decorative lights around a roundabout in Panchkula.— Tribune Photo by Pankaj Sharma
Bills, too, may go up with local-call radius
CHANDIGARH, Jan 6 — The government’s move to extend the local-call radius to 200 km could result in an increase in excess-metering complaints (EMCs), according to sources in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). Sources said the billing in this radius will be according to a 30-second-per-unit pulse.
Branches being cut to reduce accidents
CHANDIGARH, Jan 6 — Huge branches of 40-year-old pilkhans and the other old trees in the city are being cut by the MC authorities to ensure proper lighting on roads and reduction in accidents at night. The drive that began yesterday will continue in the next 15 days.
A JCB machine lifts the branches of trees which were trimmed by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh along Sarovar Path on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh.
Village land price to be reset
ZIRAKPUR, Jan 6 — The Punjab Government has decided to reset the rate of the Lohgarh panchayat land that has been occupied by some persons for the past many years. The new rate will be fixed at a meeting of members of the advisory committee of the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat.
ISKCON exhibition on transcendental art
CHANDIGARH, Jan 6 — The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) organised a two-day exhibition of the latest transcendental art at Radhika Art Annexe, Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B, here today, which was inaugurated by Dr H.C. Modi, President, UT Consumers Court, Chandigarh, and thrown open for the general public for two days.
Road Safety Week observed
SAS NAGAR, Jan 6 — A free vehicle pollution check-up camp and a medical camp for truck drivers marked the function organised by the district transport authorities and the local truck union to observe the 12th Road Safety Week in Phase VI here today. The function was inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, Mr G.S. Grewal.
Drive to remove wild growth
SAS NAGAR, Jan 6 — The SAS Nagar Municipal Council today launched a special drive to remove wild growth from green belts along the major roads in the town.
Teacher who is scriptwriter, too
CHANDIGARH, Jan 6 — Dr Surinder Sharma needs no introduction, with his popular mannerisms and armoury of rib-tickling comedy so famous in Punjabi movies. He has to his credit over 50 Punjabi movies and 10 Hindi ones, besides four in Haryanvi.
Award for Keskar
CHANDIGARH, Jan 6 — In a prize distribution ceremony organised by the Ruchi Ram Sahni Memorial Trust, Mr Ravindr Keskar was awarded at Ambedkar Bhavan here today.
Blood donation camp
ZIRAKPUR, Jan 6 — As many as 120 persons donated blood at a camp jointly organised by the Bhabhat village panchayat and the village Sports Club, with the help of a team of doctors from the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 here today.