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Rs 51.96 lakh approved for installing tubewells
Paid parking issue to be discussed on Aug 7
Chandigarh, July 31
The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh at its meeting held today under the chairmanship of the acting Mayor, Mr Gurcharan Dass Kala, passed several proposals amounting to Rs 51.96 lakh for boring and installing a new tubewell each for Attawa, Burail, Badheri and Butrela villages, the four villages under its jurisdiction.

Poll for Mayor’s post on Aug 10
Chandigarh, July 31
Election to the post of Mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh will be held on August 10. Nomination papers can be filed on August 6.

Heavy rush on first day of B.Ed admissions
Chandigarh, July 31
Counselling for centralised admissions to the B.Ed courses in the local Government College of Education and Dev Samaj College of Education drew a heavy rush on the Panjab University campus here today.
Candidates for the B.Ed (UT pool) admissions await their turn for counselling on Panjab University campus, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Candidates for the B.Ed (UT pool) admissions await their turn for counselling on Panjab University campus, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph



86 Chandigarh Admn employees died in harness
New Delhi, July 31
Eightysix employees of the Chandigarh Administration died in harness during 2000, the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr Vidyasagar Rao, informed the Lok Sabha today in a written reply.

Residents up in arms against cable operators
Panchkula, July 31
The local cable operators could find themselves in the dock for hiking cable charges yet again with city residents up in arms against the unsatisfactory services and their monopolistic attitude. While they plan to take up the matter with the district administration, dragging the cable operators to the consumer court is also not ruled out. As the war of words between harassed city residents and peeved cable operators is beginning to hot up, the Residents Welfare Associations in all the sectors plan to join hands and wage a war.

Workers demand money for not breaking ramps
SAS Nagar, July 31
Residents of Phase VII here have complained that workers laying telephone cable in the area have been demanding money for not breaking the ramps of houses.

Campaign is peaceful: CHB residents
Chandigarh , July 31
While reacting to a Chandigarh Administration’s statement, the Chandigarh Housing Board Residents’ Federation today expressed a sense of outrage and protest against the Administration calling them a body “misguided elements”.

Sector 21 petrol station challaned
Chandigarh, July 31
The UT Weights and Measures Department today challaned a petrol station run by Bharat Petroleum Limited in Sector 21 here for alleged irregularities in dispensing short measure of fuel.


City slum areas susceptible to  weather-related diseases
Chandigarh, July 31
With the Municipal Corporation (MC) failing to clear slush and filth even as the monsoon continues in its full form, close on the heels of diarrhoea and cholera cases in the city, viral diseases, dengue, malaria, Japanese encephalitis and other hygiene-related diseases stare the city slums and villages.
Filth and unhygienic conditions prevail in the Sector 25 Kumhar Colony of Chandigarh.
Filth and unhygienic conditions prevail in the Sector 25 Kumhar Colony of Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

New hope for slum children
The company of books is giving new meaning to the lives of Panchkula’s slum children who relish attending evening classes in Hansraj Public School in Sector 6.

Air Force pilots have low stress level
An in-house IAF study, has revealed that stress levels among aircrew is low, but it has cautioned that this situation can be dangerous. “This could lead to a false sense of security as even a single mistake while flying could end in a disaster,” says the study, conducted under the aegis of the IAF’s Institute of Aviation Medicine.

Create market-oriented designs: Annie

Chandigarh, July 31
A former Femina Miss India-World Annie Thomas urged the aspiring designers to be focussed and create market-oriented designs, while inaugurating the School of Art and Fashion Technology ( SAFT) in Sector 44 here today.

Annie Thomas, a former Femina Miss India-World, signs autographs after inaugurating the School of Art and Fashion Technology in Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma
Annie Thomas, a former Femina Miss India-World, signs autographs after inaugurating the School of Art and Fashion Technology in Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

New post office soon
Chandigarh, July 31
Residents of Modern Housing Complex of Mani Majra will soon have a post office in their area. They had approached various authorities with the demand for this much-needed service.

Independent status for Chandigarh sought
Chandigarh , July 31
Chandigarh should be given the status of an independent and permanent Union Territory while Punjab and Haryana should be asked to build their respective capitals thus relinquishing their claim on Chandigarh.

Sec 29 traders stage dharna
Chandigarh, July 31
A scuffle between traders and MC staff removing encroachments in Sector 29- D market this afternoon led to the angry traders staging a dharna in front of the Industrial Area police station. They were protesting against the “high- handed attitude “ of the enforcement staff of the MC.

Gen Shergill retires
Chandigarh, July 31
Lt-Gen M.S. Shergill, Director-General, Mechanised Forces, retired today.

Major-Gen Awasthy retires
Chandigarh, July 31
Punjab Regiment officers bade farewell to the Colonel of the regiment, Major Gen S .K. Awasthy, who retired today after putting in 38 years of service.

Residents plant saplings
Panchkula, July 31
Residents of the New Kuteer Group Housing Society, Sector 5, Mansa Devi Complex, launched a sapling plantation drive under the aegis of the horticulture wing of the Haryana Urban Development Authority, Panchkula, on July 30. About 58 saplings were planted along the roadside.


Three theft cases in city
Chandigarh, July 31
Three cases of theft have been reported from different parts of the city during the past 24 hours.

IT revenue may touch Rs 1,900 cr
Chandigarh, July 31
With a tax base of over 17 lakh assesses, the Income Tax (IT) Department’s North Western Region (NWR) is hoping to generate a revenue close to Rs 1,900 crore, as the last date for filing IT returns drew to a close today.


GC-46 Principal given warm send-off
Chandigarh, July 31
Major D.P. Singh, Principal of the Sector 46 Government College, retired here today after putting in 10 years of service. Though the DPI (colleges), Mr K.A.P. Sinha, has decided to give one of the other heads of the local government colleges the additional charge of this college till a fresh appointment, he has refused to reveal the name of the new principal.

Drying up of funds blow to NSS
SAS Nagar, July 31
The National Service Scheme (NSS) has suffered a major blow at Government College here with Punjabi University cutting off funds for the purpose over the past two years.

PU Correspondence Studies Dept warns students
Chandigarh, July 31
The Department of Correspondence Studies, Panjab University, has issued a warning saying that “ it has come to notice that some private agencies and tutorials are misleading the students that we have tied up with them”.

Students donate pocket money
Chandigarh, July 31
More than 120 students of Class IV of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41-B visited Prayaas, an organisation looking after physically-challenged children.

M.Phil test on August 8


Auction of society land ordered
Chandigarh, July 31
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered that the land allotted to a Ludhiana-based educational society at concessional rates for the construction of a school would be sold by public auction.

  • Notice to AG on operators’ sack
  • Plea against VC dismissed
  • Supply power to tubewells


Prof Banerjee retires
Chandigarh, July 31
The Head of the Histopathology Department, PGI, Prof Ashru Kumar Banerjee, retired after serving the institute for over 37 years.


Table tennis meet from August 12
Chandigarh, July 31
The Third Manav Mangal Open Table Tennis Tournament will be played from August 12 to 14 at Sector 23 TT hall. According to Mr Sanjay Sardana, Principal of the school. He said that more than 300 players drawn from the various states of the region are expected to take part in this meet.

  • Weightlifting championship

  • Soccer tourney

  • New courts at YMCA


Drive against illegal mining
Panchkula, July 31
A joint campaign against illegal mining would be launched by the staff of the Mines and Geology, Drainage, PWD (B and R), DFO, Kandi, Morni and Pinjore Department from August 8.

CE of Irrigation Dept retires

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