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Opposition takes Mayor to task
* MC meeting         adjourned * Ruling members    absent
Chandigarh, March 28
A determined BJP-SAD opposition held up the proceedings of the House of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation for about an hour today, pressing the Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, to clarify the allegations pertaining to his ''illegal'' activities figuring in the media, and on his refusal to do so they demanded his resignation. 

BJP-SAD councillors gherao the Mayor in his office, following adjournment of the MCC House in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph 

Villagers rejoice, govt to move SC
Chandigarh, March 28
The cancellation of the Anandgarh notification by the Punjab and Haryana High Court here today has evoked       mixed responses. 

B.Sc (hons) in computers and biotechnology
Chandigarh, March 28
Panjab University is introducing professional courses in B.Sc ( honours) in computer science and applications and B.Sc (honours) in biotechnology, in affiliated colleges from the forthcoming session.



Induction orders ‘held in abeyance’
Chandigarh, March 28
A former Commander of 70 Infantry Brigade, Brig Devinder Singh, today stated before the general court martial trying Major Maneesh Bhatnagar that the orders issued to the latter to induct his company at the base of Point 5203 were held in abeyance, though he (Devinder Singh) continued to utilise the personnel of the company for various tasks in furtherance of his aim to capture the point.

MSP “often below” production cost
Chandigarh, March 28
Even as the Union Government is being criticised by some circles for ignoring the recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices and enhancing the minimum support price of wheat, Mr Ramesh Chand, an Agriculture economist, says that farmers make only very little profit by selling their produce at the MSP. 

Helmet is for safety
WO ninth standard students died in a road accident in Sector 38. Both died due to head injuries. These teenagers fell victim to their youthful exuberance, immaturity and an impatient desire to overtake everything in life.

  • Inflated bill

  • Commemorating Kairon

  • Pre-nursery classes



Sweating out to get water meters replaced
Chandigarh, March 28
It is an ordeal for the city residents to stand in long unending queues, face rude uncooperative officials and make repeated visits to the subdivisional offices. Getting faulty water meters changed before the March 31 deadline is just not easy.

HEWO’s draw of plots
Panchkula, March 28
The draw of lots for 498 flats of the HUDA Employees Welfare Organisation was held at the Mansa Devi Complex here yesterday.

Agitations in police ‘cause for concern’
Chandigarh, March 28
Regretting the “poor state of affairs” as far as the management of police forces is concerned, the Director-General, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Mr Gautam Kaul, says that agitation in police forces are a cause for concern.

IT offices to remain open on March 31
Panchkula, March 28
The income tax offices all over Haryana will remain open on March 31 to enable people to file returns of income and other documents, the Commissioner, Income Tax, said here today. The department has also requested the authorised banks to receive tax payments throughout the day.

Gianiji’s biography releases skeletons out of cupboard
Chandigarh, March 28
‘Memoirs of Giani Zail Singh — the Seventh President of India’, a biography of the former Head of the State of India, was released by Babu Parmanand, Governor of Haryana, here today.

BSP wants PM to quit
Chandigarh, March 28
The local unit of the Bahujan Samaj Party yesterday organised a cycle rally to protest against the involvement of the NDA government in defence deal as the facts were uncovered by the Tehelka.

Peoples’ participation must for development: experts
Chandigarh, March 28
Highlighting the need for acquiring multi-purpose skills like mechanical, social, communication and participatory activity oriented by the grassroot technicians, the experts at the workshop for technicians and hand pump operators suggested public participation in the maintenance of the handpumps.



Husband, brother-in-law booked
Chandigarh, march 28
The police has arrested the husband and the brother- in- law of the 23-year- old woman, Saroj Bala, who was found hanging at her Palsora residence yesterday morning on charges of the dowry death. A case under Section 304-B of the IPC has been registered against Chaman Lal and his elder brother, Jagdish, at the Sector 39 police station.

One killed, two hurt in road mishap
Chandigarh, March 28
In yet another case of hit-and-run accident, one person was killed and two others were injured when the cycle-rickshaw they were riding was hit by an unidentified vehicle on the jail road last night.

  • Theft

  • Liquor seized

  • Purse snatched

  • One injured


Cooling time is here again
Chandigarh, March 28
With rise in mercury people selling chiks, cooler-pads and earthen pottery have come back in parts of the city and its surrounding areas. This year they expect a brisk business as summers arrived earlier than expected. However, increasing trend to go for water coolers among the neo-rich executives has affected the earthen pottery business drastically.



Students left in the lurch?
Panchkula, March 28
The academic session in Doon Public School, Sector 21, ended on a sour note and is unlikely to begin on a positive note with parents of students of Class IX declaring war on the school management for not starting Class X in the coming session and going back on their word.

Ambedkar institute's annual day
Chandigarh, March 28
The annual day of the Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition, Sector 42, was held here today. The students of the institute made the evening colourful by their cultural items and dances.

PU despatches roll number cards
Chandigarh, March 28
Panjab University has despatched the roll number cards of students appearing in the coming annual examinations of MA, M.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed., and MFC, an official press release said here today.


Redressal panel dismisses HUDA appeal
Chandigarh, March 28
The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission today dismissed the appeal moved by the Estate Officer, Haryana Urban Development Authority, Gurgaon, and Chief Administrator of HUDA, Chandigarh, against the order passed by the District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum-II.



Film project on City Beautiful ready
Chandigarh, March 28
For long, the city residents have been waiting for some kind of a project which offers a visual depiction of the City Beautiful. With the completion of shooting of the film titled Chandigarh as a modern city, this wish will soon be granted. 



Shiva Sangwan makes it to two finals
Chandigarh, March 28
Shiva Sangwan made it to two finals in the under-10 and under-12 sections of the CLTA monthly tennis tournaments played here at the CLTA courts, Sector 10. In girls under 16, Neha Singh takes on another spirited city player, Satvika Saboo, in the final to be held tomorrow.

Panel set up on golf course
Panchkula, March 28
The task of shortlisting of parties for designing of the Golf Course, scheduled to come up in Sector 3, has been assigned to a four-member committee. This was decided at a meeting held in this regard, here today.


Admn fails to curb power theft menace
Chandigarh March 28
Power theft continues right under the nose of the Chandigarh Administration as hundreds of kundis are putting load on the power supply system of the city. A scheme to have regular power connections in slums have failed badly as no more than 20 per cent of the jhuggis have such connections.

Encroachers challaned
Chandigarh, March 28
In the joint drive undertaken by staff of the Municipal Corporation and the Estate Office, encroachments were removed from the verandahs outside Manchanda Book Depot and two other book shops in Sector 19 and the folding beds on which they had displayed the school bags were also confiscated.

Order on NOCs causing harassment
SAS NAGAR, March 28
An order by the outgoing estate officer of the local estate office of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority restoring powers of the assistant estate officer for issuing No-Objection Certificates in registry cases before relieving his charge is causing harassment to the applicants. 

‘Spend before the year ends’
Chandigarh, March 28
The last senior officers conference of this financial year held at the UT Secretariat yesterday focused on spending of the non-plan budget and various departments were asked to spend the remaining budget as per norms before the financial year draws to a close.Top

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