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Money makes the Mayor go
Chandigarh, July 21
The Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, who is facing a series of corruption charges, resigned here today. The local Member of Parliament, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, announced this at a press conference here today.

The Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, with the local Member of Parliament, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal. The Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, with the local Member of Parliament, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, and Mr B.B. Bahl, head of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee, before announcing his resignation in Chandigarh on Saturday. Photo Manoj Mahajan



‘Panel on Bir Ghaggar problem to be reactivated’
Panchkula, July 21
Was an active committee constituted to settle the land dispute of the 30-year-old Bir Ghaggar problem declared defunct to wriggle out of a tight situation?

Protesting villagers block Kalka-Ambala highway
Panchkula, July 21
Traffic on the Kalka-Ambala highway remained disrupted for nearly two hours here today as angry villagers of Bir Ghaggar in Chandimandir blocked traffic to vent their ire against yesterday’s demolition drive in the village.
Villagers of Bir Ghaggar protest against a demolition drive in their village.
Villagers of Bir Ghaggar protest against a demolition drive in their village by blocking traffic on the Kalka-Ambala highway in Chandi Mandir on Saturday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Sukhna Lake dam: a gateway to disaster
Chandigarh, July 21
The Sukhna Lake dam is a ticking bomb in the absence of an operation manual required for handling its regulator, a high-level safety committee and a notification to inform people about what impact a certain level of water will have on those living up and down the stream.

Four houses collapse in heavy rain
Dera Bassi, July 21
Four kutcha houses collapsed following heavy rains since the last four days in Rampur Sainia village along the Dera Bassi-Barwala road, about 10 km from here. Cracks appeared in the walls of the four houses, and five submerged in water are on the verge of collapsing. 

Petrol price to come down next week
Chandigarh, July 21
The price of petrol in the city has been reduced to be brought at par with prices in Panchkula and SAS Nagar. An order in this regard is expected to come by the middle of next week, well-placed sources said, while confirming that the Union Minister of State for Petroleum, Mr Ram Naik, had approved the reduction in price.



Guru Harkrishan’s anniversary celebrated
Chandigarh, July 21
The founders day and birth anniversary of Guru Harkrishan was celebrated at Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Sector 40-C here today. About 14 schools participated in the inter-school shabad gayan competition organised on the occasion. 

Youth ‘beaten up’ by Mohali cops
SAS Nagar, July 21
A youth was allegedly beaten up by personnel of the local police sustaining injuries. The youth, Randhir Singh of Phase II here, who was admitted to the local Civil Hospital, was reported to have been beaten up by an ASI of the Phase I police station and others last night.

New office-bearers installed
Chandigarh, July 21
The Rotary Club, along with the Inner Wheel Club and the Rotaract Club of the SAS Nagar today installed its new team of office-bearers for 2001-2002 at a function held in Hotel Park Inn here.

Puncom staff meet Disinvestments Board chief
Chandigarh, July 21
The joint action committee of the Puncom Employees Union met Mr P.H. Vaishnav, Chairman, Disinvestments Board, Punjab Government, today and told him that Puncom was a growing and profitable company contrary to the impression given to him that it was sick unit.

Astrology centres  opened
Chandigarh, July 21
The All India Federation of Astrologers Societies opened two centres here today. Mr Amarjeet Aggarwal, chairman of the Chandigarh Chapter, informed in a press conference that the federation had opened one centre in Sector 20 of Chandigarh and the other in Panchkula.

A special word about altars
very Indian has an altar. Indians basically are very religious people. They pray before they start their day and end their day with praying. Having a pooja room in a home is a must for most of the Indians.

When driving was a pleasure
Mr Suneil Anand desperately turns his scooter to the right and presses the brake pedal with all his might to avoid a zooming car overtaking him from the wrong side. As the two-wheeler comes to a halt in the middle of the road, cars whiz past him from both the sides. 



Ragpickers deprive couple of jewellery, cash
Chandigarh, July 21
Residents beware. A gang of ragpickers is out to loot you. Its modus operandi is simple. A street urchin in rags starts hurling stones at the victim’s car. As the occupant gets out of the parked vehicle to stop the ragpicker, an accomplice slips away with the bag of valuables inside the car.

7 held for operating satta, possessing arms
SAS Nagar, July 21
The Ropar police has arrested seven persons on various charges, including those relating to the operation of satta and the illegal possession of arms and ammunition. According to a press note released here today by the SSP, Mr G.S. Bhullar, the SAS Nagar police had arrested two persons on charges of cheating a resident of Phase VI here.

Two vehicles stolen
Chandigarh, July 21
Mr Gulshan Kumar, a resident of Mandi Dabwali (Haryana), reported with the police that his Maruti Esteem (DL-2-CB-5244) was stolen from a Sector 17 parking lot here on Friday.


Selling balloons pays  very little
Once Jawaharlal Nehru saw a man returning home with 10 balloons tied to a stick. After talking to him, Nehru learnt that the man was a balloon seller and that day he had failed to sell even a single balloon. Nehru bought his all balloons.




Students unhappy over delay in admissions
Chandigarh July 21
The last week in Panjab University has been one, which saw hopeful visitors coming from all over the country, but leaving not so happy from the university. Candidates seeking admission to the Punjab Engineering College, the Chandigarh College of Architecture and PU’s Chemical Engineering Department arrived in hoards from outstation having no idea that the admissions to these colleges had been indefinitely postponed.

Statutory body inspects Vivek High School
Chandigarh, July 21
A statutory body of five members, which included Assistant Controller Finance and Accounts, Circle Auditor, Assistant Director, Vocational Education, District Education Officer, under the chairmanship of the DPI (Schools), UT appointed by the UT Administration, inspected Vivek High School, Sector 38, for the extension of recognition to the school .

Suspension of PU guard recommended
Chandigarh, July 21
A Panjab University Security guard Sohan Lal, who was caught sleeping while on duty by the Chief Security Officer, Mr R.K. Singh, has been made to remain off duty since first week of July waiting for the Registrar’s office to take appropriate action.

St Kabir student wins music competition
Chandigarh, July 21
An inter-school classical vocal competition was held at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B here today.

Teachers’ rally
Chandigarh, July 21
The ongoing elementary teacher training agitation continued at Sector 17 here today. While addressing the rally, Jathedar Sucha Singh, member, Sarbhind Shiromani Akali Dal, said that the Punjab Government was forcing the teachers to act in a destructive manner.


Notice issued to Admn, cable operator
Chandigarh, July 21
A local court today issued a notice to the UT administration, the Municipal Corporation and others for July 23 on a civil suit filed by a city resident to restrain a cable operator from interfering with the television signals to his house.

Litigant collapses in court
Chandigarh, July 21
A litigant who had come to the District Courts this morning to attend a hearing in his case collapsed. Mr Joginder Singh reportedly suffered a massive heart attack on the fourth flour of the court complex. He was rushed to hospital for medical care.



Rocks brought out the softness in her
Nek Chand teaches his disciple.

Chandigarh, July 21
Art never succumbs to binding force because it symbolises freedom. City-based Sushma Sanwal is one such artist who swears by the freedom of thought and expression. This explains why she chose to transcend the perimeters of her household chores and seek life’s purpose in the creative art of Nek Chand.

GURU-SHISHYA PARAMPARA: Nek Chand teaches his disciple, Sushma Sanwal, how to create a sculpture, in Rock Garden, Chandigarh. — photo Pradeep Tewari 

Punjabi dance contest
Chandigarh, July 21
Young performers exhibited their talent at a special Punjabi dance contest organised in Tagore Theatre here today. Conducted by the Chandigarh Art Theatre in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs, UT Administration, the contest went off well and garnered a good response.

 Zoya R. SharmaOff-Beat Profession
Creating exquisite pottery
Try to visualise a potter behind his wheel, and you have the picture of an old weather-beaten man with hands covered with wet clay. So this glamorous woman comes as a pleasant surprise. She does not mind playing with mud, fire and smoke to create beautiful pieces of glazed pottery. Zoya R. Sharma is a ceramist. 


Eye camp inaugurated
Chandigarh, July 21
With a view to combat visual disabilities, the State Resources Centre under the National Programme of Rahabilitation of the Persons with Disabilities has chalked out an ambitious plan.

Symposium on preventable blindness
Chandigarh, July 21
Prevention can save the sight of millions of people, says Dr Rajiv Luthra, an opthalomologist from the USA who is in the city these days and delivered a lecture on preventable blindness here today.

Seven-day yoga camp inaugurated
Chandigarh, July 21
Meditation and self-control attained through yoga can bring about dramatic change in the attitude of man and can ensure a happy life, according to Yogacharya G.S. Verma.



Kick off to a new session

Chandigarh, July 21
The first day of the new session at the football academy in the Sector 44 Sanjay Public Senior Secondary School saw 40 trainees turn up for practice here today. 

Trainees on ground on the first day of the new session.
Trainees on ground on the first day of the new session at the football academy of Sanjay Public Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, in Chandigarh on Saturday. 
— photo Parvesh Chauhan

Shooting range approved plan
Tuesday last was a great day for the lovers of shooting as a sport when a team of officers from Punjab gave the final go ahead signal to the construction of a modern shooting range at SAS Nagar. 

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