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VIP encroachers ‘too hot to handle’
SAS Nagar, November 2
Though ‘armed’ with the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to remove encroachments on public land yet dealing with the VIP violators still seems to be tough task for the enforcement staff of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority.



WELL BEGUN BUT HALF DONE: Iron railings raised by the occupant of house number 815 on a green belt and structures raised by the occupant of house number 840 in Phase 3B1, which were partially demolished in SAS Nagar on Friday. — Tribune photographs

Administration warns MC
Chandigarh, November 2
The Chandigarh Administration has warned the Municipal Corporation of “action under the law” if the corporation failed to inform it about the date and time when “annulment” of a resolution could be brought before the House.



HUDA, Housing Board standoff resolved
Panchkula, November 2
The standoff between the Haryana Housing Board and Haryana Urban Development Authority over the removal of encroachments in Housing Board colonies has finally been resolved.

Despite ban, plastic bags are useful
That polybags are a serious hazard to human health and environment is now universally recognised. The ban imposed on their use by the Punjab and Haryana High Court is, therefore, most timely.

Ranjit Singh set the trend in administration: Governor
Chandigarh, November 2
Maharaja Ranjit Singh was a broad-minded leader and could not be bracketed of as a theocratic or secularist alone. This was stated by Babu Parmanand, Governor, Haryana, in his inaugural address at the national seminar on Maharaja Ranjit Singh: state and society’ being organised by the Department of History at Panjab University.

Three booked for forging MP’s signature
Chandigarh, November 2
A Sector 32 resident, Sandeep Bhardwaj, has reportedly lodged a complaint with the police that three persons had forged the signature of local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal and issued a false press note to the media.

Cub dies at Chhat Bir Zoo
Chhat Bir, November 2
One cub of a litter of three, which was delivered by a lioness in a house of the Lion Safari on Wednesday, died here today. Sources in the zoo said the 2-day-old cub died due to non-acceptance by its mother. The lioness did not feed the cub, following which the animal lost its life. The cub was cremated after conducting a post-mortem examination in the zoo this evening. The number of lions in the zoo now stands at 83. 



Tearful farewell to Sant Waryam Singh
Ratwara, November 2
Lakhs of followers of Sant Waryam Singh, founder President of the Vishav Gurmat Ruhani Mission, who died on October 31, bade a tearful farewell to the spiritual leader near the Ratwara Sahib Gurdwara amidst chanting of shlokas and recitation of Gurbani.

Inmates perform a dance during a cultural programme
Inmates perform a dance during a cultural programme at Nari Niketan in Sector 26 of Chandigarh on Friday.

Eat Chinese food the Chinese way

Soaring spirits in the confines of Nari Niketan                                              
Chandigarh, November 2
“We are as good as anybody else and may be even better. What we need is an opportunity to prove ourselves. I aspire to become a police officer, so that I can help other girls who are deserted by their families.

Nek Chand’s May Day message heard
Chandigarh, November 2
The seven-day long mess created in the prestigious Rock Garden on account of stalled water supply was finally cleared today, with the UT Engineering Department reacting to the impending problem.

Eat Chinese food the Chinese way

The first restaurant that comes to mind when Chinese taste grips you, is Chop Sticks. Their two outlets — Chop Sticks 1 in Sector 22 (near Piccadily Hotel) and Chop Sticks 2 in Sector 7 (Madhya Marg) — offer a vast range of Chinese meals. Set up in 1990 and 1991, respectively, they are one of the first specialty eateries to have come up in the city.

Intelligence Corps’ Raising Day
Chandigarh November 2
A army’s Intelligence Corps celebrated its 59th Raising Day at Chandimandir Cantonment today. To mark the occasion, a get-together was organised at Headquarters Western Command, which was attended by the GOC-in-C, Western Command, Lt Gen Surjit Singh, Chief of Staff, Lt Gen H.S. Kanwar, as well as other senior functionaries and officers of local units.

Air Commodore Prashar  takes over
Chandigarh, November 2
Air Commodore S B Prashar has taken over as the Air Officer Commanding, No.3 Base Repair Depot, here. Earlier, he was serving as Command Engineering Officer at the Central Air Command, Allahabad.

Ranjana Shahi may be denied party ticket
Chandigarh, November 2
The BJP Councillor, Ms Ranjana Shahi, may be denied the party ticket for her dharna against the proposal of the Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, to spend Rs 74,000 on organising functions for dedicating two facilities funded from the MPs and Councillors development fund.

Drive against encroachments
Panchkula, November 2
The local Enforcement Staff has launched an anti-encroachment drive in all sectors of the township to check the growth of slums. According to reports, the drive was launched in Sectors 8 and 9 on October 30. After a number of shanties were removed on October 30 and 31, HUDA officials were on watch duty for two days to check that these do not come up again.

Bandh fails to evoke response
Panchkula, November 2
The statewide call for ‘Bazaar bandh’ by the Haryana Congress today failed to get response here. Work continued as usual and all markets were busy. The city is generally regarded as a strong Congress base.

Don’t let your pet crack under crackers
ITH Divali round the corner, many dog owners find their pets hiding under sofa sets on hearing crackers go off. This is a tough time for those who love their pets and cannot stand the sight of the poor thing shaking with fear. The fear in the eyes of the pet, which cannot understand what is going wrong with the world, may make you want to comfort to.

Anti-cracker rally by students
Chandigarh, November 2
Students of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 38, along with their teachers, marched through the streets carrying banners with slogans “Say no to crackers”. 

Jain trying to create rift in SAD: Riar
Chandigarh, November 2
The President of the local unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Gurpartap Singh Riar, has complained to the BJP president, Mr Jana Krishnamurthy, against BJP leader and former Member of Parliament, Mr Satyapal Jain.



Body found
Chandigarh, November 2
The body of an unidentified woman was found hanging from a tree in the Industrial Area, Phase-II, here this evening, police said. 

Arrested for making suicide bid
Chandigarh, November 2
The police has arrested Puran, a resident of Khuda Lahora, for making an attempt to commit suicide by hanging himself. A complaint was lodged by Manju, a resident of the same colony. Puran was arrested and later left on bail. A case under Section 309 of the IPC has been registered.


Bank launches scheme for housewives
Chandigarh, November 2
The State Bank of Patiala today launched its Greh Lakshmi Scheme for housewives. The scheme is aimed at extending financial help to housewives to meet their household requirements and social obligations. The maximum amount of loan will be Rs 40,000.

  • Beer launched

  • Brand shop



PCCTU hails decision on pension benefits
Chandigarh, November 2
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union today hailed the decision of the Punjab Government to grant pension benefits to employees of non-government colleges which would include gratuity, family pension and commutation of pension at Punjab Government rates from time to time.

Neha stands first in science olympiad
Panchkula, November 2
A Class IX student of Manav Mangal School, Neha Aggarwal, has won the first position in Haryana in the first-level of the Third National Science Olympiad.

Book fair for children
Chandigarh, November 2
To promote the reading culture, the English Book Shop, Sector 17 is organising a unique book fair for children from November 3 to November 17.


Stay on proceedings in Ruchika case
Chandigarh, November 2
Taking up an application filed by Haryana’s Director-General of Police S.P.S. Rathore for quashing an order directing the addition of Section 306, IPC, regarding abetment to suicide, to the charge sheet, Mr Justice R.C. Kathuria of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed further proceedings in the Ruchika case till the next hearing.

  • Bus permits rejection quashed

  • Notice to Punjab on custodial deaths

  • Ruling on civic Act date

Acquittal ordered in narcotics case
Chandigarh, November 2
A local court today acquitted an accused, Om Parkash, in a case under the NDPS act. It was alleged that the city police had arrested the accused from the inter-state bus terminus, in Sector -17 and seized Rs 10 kg poppy husk from his possession. The accused was acquitted for lack of evidence.

  • Case adjourned

Advocate granted Rs 7,500 compensation
Chandigarh, November 2
The UT District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum-II, has directed the General Manager, Chandigarh Telephones, to pay a compensation of Rs 7,500 to the complainant and refund the rental for a period of two-and-half months charged from him because he was unable to enjoy the telephone facility due to the department’s deficiency.

Bar Council meeting
Chandigarh, November 2
With a view to consider the implementation of provision of Bar Council of India rules, which prohibit the advocate from soliciting work, through advertisement either directly or indirectly by circulation, touts, personal communication and various other manners, the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana will be holding a meeting on November 3 at District Courts Complex, in Sector 17.

Man acquitted
Chandigarh, November 2
A local court today acquitted an accused, Narinder Kumar, a resident of Chandimandir, in a rash and negligent driving case. The accused was acquitted due to lack of evidence.



Sunanda Sharma performs
Sunanda Sharma performs on the opening day of the 24th annual Chandigarh Sangeet Sammellan at BVM, Sector 27 on Friday.

Prabal Pramanik traces the growth of Buddhism in his works
Prabal Pramanik traces the growth of Buddhism in his works, on display at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16 of Chandigarh on Friday. 
— A Tribune photograph

CHANDIGARH SANGEET SAMMELAN                             
Karekar, Sunanda set the mood
Chandigarh, November 2
When music over, everything else falls in the background. Especially so when holding the forte is someone of the order of Prabhakar Karekar, the illustrious Goa-born musician, who has been trained in different schools of music. Prabhakar was one of the two performers, who opened the 24th Chandigarh Sangeet Sammellan at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan campus today. 

Wooden marvels from Africa
Chandigarh, November 2
After frequent displays of paintings, sculptures, murals and drawings, it is time to take a breather. For those who have been waiting to lay their hands on a rare form of art which does not dot the Indian art circuit generally, Art Folio in Sector 9 is the place to be.

Prabal’s intricacy weaves magic   
Chandigarh, November 2
It’s another year, another season. Time has really slipped by, but not so much for this passionate artist from the sleepy village of Bhamlada, who always manages to trap moments, soak them in the ocean of his creative genius and finally spread them before the art lovers. 

Creation through artist’s eye
Chandigarh, November 2
The rule of nature has it that creation must never stop. It is this very cardinal principle which lovers and promoters of art also follow. They serve to further the process of creation... from one stage to another, one collection to another and one theme to another.

Milan SinghMilan Singh to perform in city today
Chandigarh, November 2
Milan Singh, who shot into fame for her capability to sing in male and female voices at the same time, will be in the city for a performance tomorrow. After a long hiatus, the Mumbai girl, who has sung songs of Rafi and Kishore with an amazing talent, will showcase her talent at Aerizzona, Sector 9, beginning at 4 pm onwards.

It’s mehndi time again
Chandigarh, November 2
With Karva Chauth round the corner, narrow corridors of Sector 22 market were crowded with pretty damsels as they patiently sat on stools to get their fair hands coated with mehndi. Arabic pattern, with golden and silver colours outlining the alluring flowers, was their hot favourite.


PGI to demand Rs 400 cr from Centre
Chandigarh, November 2
The PGI is likely to demand more than Rs 400 crore from the Government of India for its projected requirement for the tenth five-year plan starting from April 2002. In a meeting chaired by PGI Director and attended by Medical Superintendent, Joint-Medical Superintendent, Superintendent Hospital Engineer, a representative of the Financial Advisor, discussions were held today to finalise the demand.

Gearing up to meet the AIDS threat
Chandigarh, November 2
More than 20,304 cases of AIDS have already been reported to the National AIDS Control Organisation till March 2001’’according to Prof H.M. Swami, Head, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital Sector 32.



Carrom to make debut in school nationals
Chandigarh, November 2
Carrom will make a debut in the school nationals, when the city plays host to the 47th National School Games for the first time, the carrom event in the under-19 boys and girls section is to be held from November 4 to November 7 at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45. 

  • DAV School win

  • Bhangu felicitated


Additional charge for Chandersekhar
Chandigarh, November 2
The Chandigarh Administration today gave the duties of Controller Weights and Measures to Mr Chandersekhar, relieving Mr Ashok Sangwan of the charge. 

The drive of the Chandigarh Housing Board against illegal constructions in
The drive of the Chandigarh Housing Board against illegal constructions in its flats in progress in Sector 44 of Chandigarh on Friday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Structure demolished                     
Chandigarh, November 2
A team of the Enforcement Wing of the Chandigarh Housing Board today demolished a freshly constructed structure in a flat in Sector 44 this morning. Sources said construction had been completed just a few days ago. The CHB team

Concern over reduction in power allocation
Chandigarh, November 2
The UT Administration today raised the issue of reduction of power allocation to Chandigarh with the Union Minister of State for power, Mr Jaiwanti Mehta at a meeting here today.

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