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Inclusion of Kansal, Nadha in NAC opposed
SAS Nagar, October 25
Citing geographical barrier, the state Local Government Department and the Town and Country Planning Department are reported to have objected to the inclusion of Kansal and Nadha in the proposed Notified Area Committee in Nayagaon area.

Admn measures to check flies, mosquitoes in poultry farms
Panchkula, October 25
Alarmed by the serious health hazard posed by the menace of houseflies and mosquitoes to the general public in this township, the district administration today announced tough measures to exercise tighter control over hundreds of poultry farms and hatcheries dotting the entire Raipur Rani-Barwala belt.

Admn bans crackers from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Chandigarh, October 25
The Chandigarh Administration today banned the use of fire crackers in the city from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. It was also decided to ban the crackers within a radius of 100 metres in the silence zones. 



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Most of cracker business illegal
Chandigarh, October 25
The multi-crore seasonal business of crackers and fireworks in most parts of the northern region is in violation of the Explosives Act, 1884, and the Explosives Rules, 1983, as a majority of the districts in Punjab and Haryana have no licensee to procure, store and sell crackers.

NSG defuses explosives
Chandigarh, October 25
A two-member bomb disposal team of the National Security Guards today defused a large quantity of explosives and bombs which were lying in various police stations in the city.

Goyal, Ajaib Singh elected
PU graduates’ constituency polling
Chandigarh, October 25
On the fourth day of counting for the polling in the graduates constituency of Panjab University, Mr Ashok Goyal and Dr Ajaib Singh were declared elected here today. Both candidates were able to complete their minimum quota of 2936 votes. 

3 lions undergo vasectomy operation
Chhat Bir, October 25
In order to check, the increasing number of lions at the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological park, the Zoo authorities today conducted vasectomy operations upon three “royal inhabitants”.
Royal Patient
Royal Patient: One of the three lions that was operated upon for vasectomy at a make-shift operation theatre in the Chhat Bir zoo on Thursday. 
— Photo Karam Singh

 


COMMUNITY

PHRO holds CRPF men guilty
Chandigarh, October 25
A fact-finding team of the Punjab Human Rights Organisation in the October 17 incident at Naya Gaon in which CRPF personnel attached to the Punjab Chief Minister security had stormed the village and beaten up residents, has held the CRPF personnel guilty and recommended suspension of the police personnel posted at the village’s police post.

Dasehra venues get heavy security
Chandigarh, October 25
In view of Dasehra celebrations tomorrow, the police has made elaborate security arrangements in the city to prevent any untoward incident. The police has thrown a security blanket around all 29 venues where the effigies are to go up in flames.

Riar excluded from screening panel
Chandigarh, October 25
Mayor Harjinder Kaur-led faction of the Shiromani Akali Dal here today formed a three-member election committee sans the local unit president, Mr Gurpartap Singh Riar, for screening candidates for the Municipal Corporation elections due in December.

Jacob stresses on fighting evil
Chandigarh, October 25
The Governor of Punjab, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today called upon the people to fight evil as was done by ‘Maryada Purushottam’ Lord Rama.

BSNL plans new phone directory
Chandigarh, October 25
BSNL, Chandigarh, has decided to bring out a telephone directory on CD ROM which is likely to be released by Nov 7. 

 

CRIME

Man cheated
Chandigarh, October 25
Prompted by advertisements carried by different newspapers, Mr Amjad Khan, a resident of Burail village in the UT, today said he filled in a form and sent a sum of Rs 400 to the International Marketing and Leasing Corporation in the hope that he would get an LG colour TV through a draw of lots as promised in the advertisement.

Held for assaulting MC Inspector
Chandigarh, October 25
The police has arrested a Sector 22 resident, Rajeshwar Pathak, for allegedly assaulting and threatening Mr Kali Ram, an inspector with the Enforcement Wing of Municipal Corporation. A case has been registered.

 

EDUCATION



Parveen Kumar (Bhim of teleserial Mahabharat) interacts with students of Gurukul School, Panchkula, on Thursday. 
— Photo Manoj Mahajan 


Schoolchildren paint the Tricolour on the concluding day of Vibgyor, a painting competition, at Fun City in Panchkula on Thursday. 
— A Tribune photograph

‘Bhim’ interacts with tiny tots               
Panchkula, October 25
Tiny tots of the upcoming Gurukul School, which started functioning from this year, today held the first Dasehra function on the school premises with the famous film star Parveen Kumar, better known for his performance as “Bhim” of Mahabharata fame, as the chief guest.

Training camp for NCC cadets
Chandigarh, October 25
A 12-day annual training camp of the 01 Chandigarh Girls Bn NCC will commence at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sector 25, here on Monday. The camp is being organised to tune the skills of the cadets learned in schools and colleges and also to impart training on professional subjects, in addition to character development.

8,000 take part in painting contests   
Panchkula, October 25
Over 8,000 schoolchildren from 90 schools from all over the region took part in Vibgyor, a two-day on-the-spot painting competitions held at Fun City here. The results of the competitions were declared in the evening.

GK test on Nov 11

COURTS

HIGH COURT
Grant affiliation, BFU told
Chandigarh, October 25
Holding that the management of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital at Raikot had been unduly harassed and treated in a discriminatory manner, Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice Ashutosh Mohunta of the High Court today directed Baba Farid University of Health Sciences to grant provisional affiliation to the institute.

  • Disability reduction quashed

  • Additions in brochure upheld

  • Reversion stayed

 

CULTURE

Harry Baweja looking for fresh talent

Chandigarh, October 25                                                 
In his new role as the dream merchant, film director Harry Baweja looked quite composed and confident today. Confidence has somehow always followed this Chandigarh boy whereever he has chosen to tread. And interestingly, he has trodden the path less taken.

About bright artistic influences
Chandigarh, October 25
Monika Bijlani’s works exude a strange warmth. Most of the works inaugurated here today by Nek Chand, a great environmental artist himself, reflect the dominance of feeling over technique. 

Harry Baweja and his wife.
Harry Baweja and his wife.

NEW RELEASES
Dasehra movies promise entertainment

  • ‘Asoka’

  • ‘Indian’

 

SPORTS

Sandeep Sandhu to lead C’garh golfers
Chandigarh, October 25
Sandeep Sandhu of the Chandigarh Golf Club will lead a four-member Chandigarh golf team in the National Games to be held in Chandigarh in November, according to Mr D.P. Azad, President of the Chandigarh Golf Association.

ADMINISTRATION

Mayor initiates inquiry into purchase of pipes
Chandigarh, October 25
The Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, has recommended an inquiry into the purchase of “sub-standard and excessive RCC pipes worth crores’’ reportedly lying unused for the past three years.

Steps to check anthrax
Chandigarh, October 25
The Chandigarh Administration today urged members of the public not to panic because of rumours regarding anthrax as it is curable and non-contagious. Its symptoms include common cold, difficulty in breathing, skin blisters, abdominal pain, dysentery and vomiting.
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