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Goyal is involved, says probe report
Chandigarh, July 27
The former Mayor of Municipal Corporation, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, has been found to be involved in selling soap from his own trading company based in Sector 26 to the Corporation. These are the findings of the inquiry report submitted to the Chandigarh Administration.

Plea for probe against ex-Mayor
Construction of illegal shops in Mani Majra
Chandigarh, July 27
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, in its meeting held today, passed a resolution, demanding a judicial probe into the alleged illegal construction of shops by a former Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goyal, in Mani Majra. This resolution would be forwarded to the UT Administration for further action.

Dissolution resolution moved
Chandigarh, July 27
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has been given a notice for dissolution of the House through a resolution likely to be discussed some time later in a special meeting as it could not have been taken up today in a meeting to clear adjourned agenda.



A little baby selects a ‘rakhi’ at a Sector 30 stall in Chandigarh on Friday.
A child selects a ‘rakhi’ at a Sector 30 stall in Chandigarh on Friday. 
— Tribune photo Karam Singh

MC seeks land at reduced rates
SAS Nagar, July 27
The local civic body today rejected an offer of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) to allot land for the office complex of the local civic body at a rate of Rs 7,200 per sq. yds. The issue was raised at a general meeting of the civic body here today. A total of 22 agenda items were passed at the meeting.

PU concern over non-compliance
Payment of UGC pay scales to part-timers
Chandigarh, July 27
Panjab University has taken serious note of the non-compliance of a government notification for paying UGC pay scales to hundreds of marginally paid part-time and guest faculty teachers by affiliated colleges.

Special chance for compartment cases
SAS Nagar, July 27
In a decision affecting compartment cases, the Punjab School Education Board today decided to give a special chance to the candidates to clear the examination of the subject concerned. The chance will be given to the candidates who have exhausted the two chances given by the board in a year.

Cop suspended for accepting bribe
Chandigarh, July 27
The UT police today placed Constable Jai Bhagwan under suspension, after he was arrested from Mohali on charges of accepting bribe by the Vigilance Bureau. The policeman was posted in Sector 17 Police Station.

Subscribers harassed as BSNL falters
Chandigarh, July 27
Not exactly a model of efficiency, Bharatiya Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL ) appears to have excelled itself in inefficiency and callousness by disconnecting telephones of thousands of subscribers, charging them for calls never made and generally failing to provide satisfactory service to the subscribers.

Phone subscribers inconvenienced
Panchkula, July 27
A number of telephone subscribers are facing inconvenience while depositing their telephone bills at the office of the Bharat Sanchar Nigan Limited in Sector 5 here.

People await their turn to deposit telephone bills at a telephone exchange in Sector 5 at Panchkula on Friday.
 — A Tribune photograph


Question your Councillor
Chandigarh, July 27
People’s response to the “Question your Councillor” column launched by Chandigarh Tribune on Monday has been both interesting and revealing. We are reproducing below a few of the additional questions raised by residents of Ward 1, with the response of the ward councillor, Ms Satinder Dhawan.

Without power for seven days
Chandigarh July 27
The Central State Library, Sector 34, has been without electricity for the past seven days and till late in the evening today, efforts were on to repair the burnt cable connection to the library.

There has been no power in Central State Library, Sector 34, Chandigarh, for the past one week, forcing the members to make do with sunlight. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

There has been no power in Central State Library, Sector 34, Chandigarh, for the past one week, forcing the members to make do with sunlight.

Fighting against female foeticide
Chandigarh, July 27
Foeticide is a unique form of violence against women which those operating the ultrasound and other types of sex determination clinics are actively promoting. If the present trend of unabated ante natal sex determination continued for another decade, the region will witness an alarming decline in sex ratio — so much so that the present male: female ratio of 793:1000 in Punjab would decline by another one third, says Dr Sabu M. George.

Residents of Sector 32, Chandigarh, pay tributes on Thursday night to Capt. Atul Sharma, who had died in Kargil.
Residents of Sector 32, Chandigarh, pay tributes on Thursday night to Capt. Atul Sharma, who had died in Kargil. 
— A Tribune photograph

Plea to open health centre
Chandigarh, July 27
The CHB Dr Ambedkar Awas Welfare Society, Sector 56, has urged the Chandigarh Administration to open a public health centre in the colony.

Ultimatum on land to gurdwara
SAS Nagar, July 27
The local Gurdwara Talmel Committee and members of the Gurdwara Guru Singh Sabha today gave a 10-day ultimatum to the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) for giving the possession of land in Sector 70 here failing which an agitation would be launched.

Civic body waits for funds
The Municipal Committee of Kharar has not been able to undertake several development plans for want of funds because it has not received for more than a year about Rs 1 crore from the Punjab Government on account of octroi on liquor. Moreover, a grant of Rs 25 lakh which the Chief Minister announced two years ago has also not reached the committee.

Where coffee is an experience
A coffee ‘bar’? Yes, Barista is no ordinary tea shop. Here, executives (barista means barman) are trained to make a cocktails that give you heady feeling.

Residents’ relay fast continues
Chandigarh, July 27
The relay fast by members of the CHB Residents’ Federation entered its eighth day today. Batches of federation members sat on a day-long dharna in different parts of the city to press Chandigarh Housing Board to grant more relief to the allottees.

District 321 F Lions Clubs are best
Chandigarh, July 27
The Lions Clubs of District 321F, numbering about 145, have been declared best among all the 746 districts of the world.

Look for land that faces waterways

To the Chinese man water almost always symbolises prosperity. One will wonder why and how water can bring prosperity in one’s life. Water is known to us as a life source. Without water no human being can live. And in the environment water is believed to be an excellent “purveyor” of Chi, especially if it is clean and meandering.


Two arrested on fraud charge
Chandigarh, July 27
A former guard of the Industrial Development Bank of India, Sector 17, has been booked on charges of stealing a cheque from the bank and later trying to encash it from a different bank.

Special team for illicit liquor case
Chandigarh, July 27
A special team of crime branch officials has been constituted in order to look into the case of the illicit liquor factory that has been discovered in Industrial Area recently. It may be noted that the investigations of the case were transferred to the crime branch yesterday.


155 participate in painting contest
Dera Bassi, July 27
About 155 students from various government and private schools participated in a tehsil-level painting competition organised by the District Child Welfare Council at the local Government High School, here today.

Compucom offers computer education in private schools
Chandigarh, July 27
Compucom Software Limited has offered to import computer and IT education to the students of government-aided and privately-managed recognised schools of the city.

MCA counselling on August 1
Chandigarh, July 27
Counselling for candidates of MCA (first semester) of the Panjab University Regional Centre, Muktsar, will be held in the department of Biotechnology on the campus here on August 1, an official press note said here today.


Hold fresh admission tests, BFU told
Chandigarh, July 27
Mr Justice N.K. Sodhi and Mr Justice R.C. Kathuria of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the state of Punjab and Baba Farid University of Health and Medical Sciences at Faridkot to hold fresh counselling before August 14 on the basis of the entrance test held for admission to MD and MS courses for 2001.

  • MDU plea against lab man dismissed

  • Experts to decide schools’ acceptance

  • Pension scheme for lecturers

  • AG told to resolve PPSC feud

Beant case: HC direction to UT Administration
Chandigarh, July 27
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the Chandigarh Administration and the Central Bureau of Investigation to move the court for the appointment of a Special Judge for the expeditious disposal of Punjab’s former Chief Minister Beant Singh’s assassination case.

  • Hijacking case

  • Demolition stayed

  • Jerath case


National Games preparations reviewed
Chandigarh, July 27
A meeting for the smooth conduct of the three sports disciplines of golf, tennis and rowing, allotted to the city for the forthcoming National Games, was held here today. The committee reviewed the progress of the National Games in respect of its coaching camps and the arrangements to be made.


IT Dept working hours extended
Chandigarh, July 27
The Income Tax Department has decided to work till 6 p.m. on July 30 and till 7 p.m. on July 31, the last date of filing the returns, to complete over an estimated 1,70,000 returns with over 40,000 more to be filed in the coming days.

Allotment to auto-mechanics begins
Chandigarh, July 27
The Chandigarh Administration today started the process of alloting built-up sites to rehabilitate auto-mechanics. The Assistant Estate Officer today issued letters to about 300 mechanics, who were successful in the draw of lots, asking them to deposit 15 per cent of the price of the site within 30 days.

Criminal Justice Coordination Conference today
Chandigarh, July 27
The judiciary, administration, police and the jail authorities will jointly organise ‘Criminal Justice Coordination Conference’ at the CII complex tomorrow. The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Parag Jain, said the above mentioned wings of the criminal justice system would discuss the issues concerning criminal justice at the meeting.

Land handed over to IOC
Chandigarh, July 27
The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) was today handed over the possession of land in Sector 25 where a depot of the IOC has come up. This will enable the IOC to make its depot functional within 20 days, company officials assured senior Chandigarh Administration officials today.

Special police drive today
Chandigarh, July 27
The police will organise a special drive in the city tomorrow to educate people about the road safety norms and challan the violators.


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