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30 jhuggies gutted in Gur Sagar colony
Chandigarh, April 19
Scores of labourers were rendered homeless after 30 jhuggis were gutted in a major fire that also destroyed goods worth over Rs 1 lakh. 
A fire in Gur Sagar Colony, near Kaimbwala village in Chandigarh where 30 jhuggis were destroyed by flames on Thursday morning, being controlled by firemen.
A fire in Gur Sagar Colony, near Kaimbwala village in Chandigarh where 30 jhuggis were destroyed by flames on Thursday morning, being controlled by firemen. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

SAS Nagar expansion runs into rough weather
HC order on acquisition of land
Chandigarh/SAS Nagar, April 19
Punjab Urban Development Authority’s ambitious plan to expand SAS Nagar today hit a road block after Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice N.K. Sud of the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered the maintenance of status quo regarding possession on a petition filed by Ms Karnail Kaur and five other residents of Sohana village.

Funds of boards & corpns under tax net
Chandigarh, April 19
In an unprecedented move, the local office of the Income Tax Department has targeted the crores of rupees of boards, corporations, semi-government bodies or any other non-governmental organisations lying locked in fixed deposits. 




Double trouble for city Mayor
Chandigarh, April 19
The Mayor of Chandigarh, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, is a troubled man. A Congressman in a House where the BJP-SAD alliance commands a majority, Mr Goyal is finding his position increasingly untenable which has forced the UT Congress leadership to think in terms of asking him to resign from the post. 

CHB’s scheme on anvil in Sector 51-A
Chandigarh, April 19
The Chandigarh Housing Board is all set to launch its prestigious general housing scheme in Sector 51-A here.

7 cars recovered from engineer
Chandigarh, April 19
The police has achieved a major success with the arrest of a notorious auto-lifter operating in Chandigarh and other cities of Punjab. While the police has already recovered seven Maruti cars stolen by the accused, efforts are on to recover at least nine more cars stolen by him from different parts of the city during the past four months. 

‘Nada fissures a local phenomenon’
Chandigarh, April 19
Appearance of fissures at Nada village in Panchkula is a local phenomenon and not related either to seismic activities or neotectonic movements. The area is as safe or as unsafe as any other part of the country as far as earthquakes are concerned.

Contradictions in CO’s statements
Chandigarh, April 19
The Commanding Officer (CO) of 2 Rajputana Rifles, Col M. B. Ravindranath, today stated before the general court martial trying Major V. K. Madhan that it was only after they captured the Tololing heights on July 13 that they learned about the presence of Pakistani troops in the area.



MC panel for mobile vending
Chandigarh, April 19
The vendors selling sugarcane juice have been allowed to sell the juice and other items on the V-5 and V-6 ( internal roads) in the city, provided they are mobile and have licence from the authorities concerned.

No kidding on wheels now!
Chandigarh, April 19
For preventing minor students from violating traffic rules, the Chandigarh Police carried out a special challaning drive outside the city schools today. As many as 45 riders were challaned and nine vehicles were impounded.

Tanzanian leaders in Haryana
Panchkula, April 19
A Tanzanian Parliamentary delegation headed by Mr Pius Msekwa, Speaker of the Parliament of Republic of Tanzania and Chairman of the executive committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association met the Haryana Governor, Babu Parmanand, Himachal Pradesh Governor, Mr Suraj Bhan, and Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala at Pinjore, here today.

Jacob inspects waterworks
Chandigarh, April 19
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today expressed satisfaction over quality of water and maintenance of waterworks in the city. The General said security of the Sector 39 waterworks needed to be tightened and the Municipal Corporation should examine whether security of waterworks could be handed over to some private security agency to check the entrance of unauthorised persons.

CBI arrests 3 MC officials
Chandigarh, April 19
The Central Bureau of Intelligence today conducted a raid at the Enforcement Wing of the Municipal Corporation and arrested three officials on the charge of bribery.

Device to check gas pilferage
Chandigarh, April 19
If you too have been complaining about the pilferage of gas from the cylinder you get from your agency, here is a solution: BR Industries has developed a device that can measure the actual weight of gas in the cylinder. 



Alert neighbours save old woman
Panchkula, April 19
Alert neighbours saved the life of a 70-year-old, Kamla Jain, a resident of Sector 4, after she raised an alarm when Mukesh, 16, a jhuggi-dweller attempted to murder her last night.

Man killed, 2 abducted
Chandigarh, April 19
A man was killed in a road accident, when the scooter he was pillion riding with his son was hit by a Ford car (DL-6CC-0800) near Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12 late last night.

  • Two Abducted

  • One Arrested

  • Theft in temple

  • One arrested



Education board staff hold rally
SAS Nagar, April 19
Reacting strongly to the statement of State Education Minister, Mr Tota Singh regarding decentralisation of the process of conduct of the examination process of the Punjab School Education Board for the benefit of the candidates, the Punjab School Education Board (Non-teaching) Karamchari Association held, a rally in the board premises here today.


File reply in SDO murder case, Punjab told
Chandigarh, April 19
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the state of Punjab to file an affidavit giving details of the action taken on the report of Faridkot’s District and Sessions Judge prepared after the father of a murdered Sub-Divisional Officer alleged that the prime accused in the case got himself hospitalised during the trial owing to his relationship with two Punjab ministers.

  • Notice to Punjab on road completion

  • Plea against MLA’s win dismissed

  • Directive to SDO on election

Lawyer’s plea turned down
Chandigarh, April 19
The UT Judicial Magistrate(First Class), Mr Pushvinder Singh, today dismissed the plea moved by Mr Arunjeev Singh Walia, a district court lawyer, to declare him member of the District Bar Association. The Secretary of the Association, Mr Benny Parshad Verma, filed the reply today.

Jerath’s bail plea rejected
Chandigarh, April 19
The UT Additional Sessions Judge today dismissed the bail plea moved by the former UT Chief Engineer, Mr K.K Jerath, in a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Hectic campaigning on for Bar association poll
Chandigarh, April 19
Campaigning was at its peak one day before the elections at the district courts. Innovative parties, lunches et al were hosted today in the complex by the candidates. 


Sahir Nite on April 21
Chandigarh, April 19
The Majlis Journalists’ and Artists’ Association is holding the Sahir Ludhianvi Nite at the Tagore Theatre on April 21. A spokesperson for the Association today said the nite was a tribute to the immortal poet who had earned unprecedented and enviable position among poets in the early 40s with publication of his Diwan— ‘’Parchayian’’.Top

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