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Expose scam, get thrashed
Chandigarh, November 3
For exposing an alleged scam involving computerisation of a bank, a former employee of Ropar Central Cooperative Bank was allegedly harassed by two “members” of the “All-India Crime Prevention Society”. Though the matter was reported to the police, no action has reportedly been taken against the accused.

Art works under threat of damage

Chandigarh, November 3
Close to 400 original works of art stored in two basement rooms of the Punjab Kala Bhawan building in Sector 16 are losing their vitality with each passing day.

This dilapidated store of Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Sector 16, is being used to house precious pieces of art — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari



Bar chief to be from elected members
Chandigarh, November 3
With a view to the making the functioning of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana more transparent and democratic, members of the council have resolved that its chairman should be only from among the elected members.

‘VIP encroacher’ gives in
SAS Nagar, November 3
After being given grace time by Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA), a ‘VIP encroacher’ in house no 815, Phase 3B1, today demolished the unauthorised structures raised on a green belt adjoining his house.

Jacob assures scribes of safety
Chandigarh, November 3
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut General J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today assured journalists that all steps needed to ensure their safety in Punjab and Chandigarh would be taken.

Losses filter through parallel octroi inspection books
Bungling in fee collection

SAS Nagar, November 3
The octroi wing of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council appears to be maintaining two parallel inspection books for the daily checking of collection of octroi fee at its octroi collection posts for the reasons best known to it.

Congress behind forgery: Dhawan
Chandigarh, November 3
Former Union Civil Aviation Minister and president of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch (CVM), Mr Harmohan Dhawan, today said that the registration of a police case against Mr Sandeep Singh and Dr O.P. Verma was based on false and malicious propaganda propped up by the Congress.


SAD cautions BJP
Chandigarh, November 3
The local unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) which is a partner of the BJP in the forthcoming MC polls has threatened to oppose the BJP if it offers the SAD’s share of tickets to anyone who was not officially nominated by the party according to a press note.

Doc-public ties need ‘improvement’
Chandigarh, November 3
Chairing a panel discussion at the IMA complex in Sector 35 here on “Legal aspects of medical practice”, Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court said today that the relationship between doctors and the public needed strengthening and improvement.

High prices discourage Karva Chauth shoppers

Chandigarh, November 3
The city wore a festive look on the eve of Karva Chauth today as wives, even young girls attired in bright cheerful dresses, thronged the city’s markets to shop for the festival.

Bazars teeming with bangles, mehndi and everything bright as shoppers throng markets on the eve of Karva Chauth in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Bazars teeming with bangles, mehndi and everything bright as shoppers throng markets on the eve of Karva Chauth in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Governor laments disparities created by vested interests
Chandigarh, November 3
“It is a matter of great concern that disparities in different fields are still existent, though we attained Independence 54 years ago”, said Haryana Governor Babu Parmanand, while addressing the World Dalit Writers Cultural Meet organised by the Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya Academy of Punjab and Chandigarh Chapter at Tagore Theatre today.

Call to fight corruption
SAS Nagar, November 3
Mr S.N.P.N. Sinha, Secretary with the Central Vigilance Commission, today called upon Union Government officials and employees to fight corruption as doctors had been fighting of cancer and AIDS.

Mayor’s statement criticised
Chandigarh, November 3
Mr Gian Chand Gupta, a local BJP leader, criticised a statement reportedly given by Ms Harjinder Kaur, Mayor of Chandigarh, that Ms Ranjana Shahi, a BJP councillor, would be denied ticket for contesting the forthcoming election to the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation.

Army Aviation Corps’ Raising Day
Chandigarh, November 3
The Army Aviation Corps, the youngest arm of the Army, celebrated its 16th Raising Day in Chandimandir Cantonment near here today.

Rashtriya Gaurav Award for Vassan
Chandigarh, November 3
Mr S.S. Vassan, Executive Engineer, with the Irrigation Works Punjab, Kandi Area Development Administration, has been given the Rashtriya Gaurav Award by the Himachal Pradesh Governor, Mr Suraj Bhan.

Traffic cops challan 360
Chandigarh, November 3
As many as 360 vehicles were challaned today for various offences on the second day of the special traffic drive by the Chandigarh Police. In addition, the police also impounded 16 vehicles.


Tabu all the way
‘Chandni Bar’ (Batra) is an engrossing presentation of the disturbing realities in the slums of metropolitan cities where one has to do “anything” just to survive.


Panchkula resident assaulted
Chandigarh, November 3
A Panchkula resident, Mr Promil Grover, reported to the police that he was assaulted by one Rajiv Malhotra (address not known) in Sector 17 on October 31. The complainant reportedly received injuries. A case under Section 325 of the IPC has been registered.

Labourer crushed to death


Kiwi collaboration for dairy farm at Ropar
Chandigarh, November 3
Punjab Milkfed plans to set up a 100-acre demonstration dairy farm at Ropar in collaboration with a New Zealand firm, Livestock Improvement Corporation Limited (LIC).

100 companies to take part in CII fair

Chandigarh, November 3
The current recession in trade, commerce and industry has failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the companies in the region for participating in the fifth annual Chandigarh Fair organised by the Confederation of the Indian Industries (North) beginning here from November 9 to 12 at Parade Grounds, Sector 17.

A view of the huge domes being put up at the Parade Grounds, Sector 17, Chandigarh, for the fifth Chandigarh Fair to be held by the CII from November 9 to 12

Workshop held on animation software
Chandigarh, November 3
The Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) today organised a one-day workshop on 3-D Studio Max, one of the most powerful animation software's widely used in the entertainment industry.


Varsity felicitates Rudy
Chandigarh, November 3
An alumnus of Panjab University, Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, was felicitated by the PU Alumni Association here today. Mr Rudy is a former general secretary of the PU Campus Students’ Council. He is also a former president of the students” council of Government College, Sector 11.

Delay in counting raises questions
The long process of counting graduates constituency ballots in the recent Senate elections has raised the question whether the university should find an alternative method of counting these votes.

GCG-11 wins quiz contest

Chandigarh, November 3
The team of the host college, Government College for Girls, Sector 11, comprising Kumud, Anit, Ruchika and Unnati won the inter-college Geography quiz “Globus 2001” contest held at the college premises here today.

Students participate in an inter-college geography quiz at the Government College for Girls in Sector 11 of Chandigarh on Saturday.  — A Tribune photograph

Students participate in an inter-college geography quiz at the Government College for Girls in Sector 11 of Chandigarh on Saturday.

Declamation trophy for GMSSS-35
Chandigarh, November 3
A total of 25 teams from different government and private schools participated in the declamation contest organised by the Lions Club Chandigarh Vishal at Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 18 here today.

Various facets of Ranjit Singh’s reign discussed
Chandigarh, November 3
Various facets of the societal development during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh came up for detailed discussion at the national seminar on “Maharaja Ranjit Singh: State and Society” at Panjab University here today.

Management festival ends
Chandigarh, November 3
Ubiquity 2001, the management festival of Panjab University Business School, concluded here today.

Sensitising students to ill-effects of crackers

Chandigarh, November 3
As many as 1,500 students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, and 50 members of the faculty participated in a rally to create awareness about the ill-effects of crackers, here today.

Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, participate in a rally organised to create awareness about ill-effects of crackers in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, participate in a rally organised to create awareness about ill-effects of crackers in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Painting Divali in a different hue

Chandigarh, November 3
Students of different age groups depicted the ill-effects of crackers through brush while participating in a painting competition titled, “diye jalao patake nahi” organised by Government Model Middle School, Sector 39 here today.

Students of Government Model Middle School, Sector 39, with their painting competition prizes in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Government Model Middle School, Sector 39, with their painting competition prizes in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Declamation contest held
Chandigarh, November 3
Army School, Chandimandir, organised declamation contest at Manekshaw Auditorium in Chandi-mandir Cantonment today.


Hearing adjourned in Barnala son’s case
Chandigarh, November 3
Hearing in a case of dishonouring of a cheque, filed against Jasjit Singh Dhaliwal, son of the Governor of Uttaranchal, Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, was today adjourned for December 18 for evidence by a local court.

Appointment of consumer forum head sought
Chandigarh, November 3
Mr N C Jain, chairman of the Ambala Cantt Traders Federation, has urged the authorities to immediately appoint a regular chairman of the Ambala District Consumer Forum.


Punjabi pop king adds zing to concert
Chandigarh, November 3
There sure is something truly addictive about Punjabi music. It takes off from the farms of rural Punjab, spans its blue skies, embodies the vigour of its youth and creates an aura of its own. Personifying this aura today was the magical Gurdas Mann, who had been called in for a charity show by Trimurti Cultural, Sports and Welfare Association.

VC opens art exhibition
Chandigarh, November 3
It was an important day for Manmeet Pal Singh, a deaf and dumb artist from city, whose work was formally inaugurated today by Punjab Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor G.S Kalkat.

Another evening dedicated to raagas
Chandigarh, November 3
The universality of music is awesome. It surfaces every time a sensible musician sits in concert. So when sarod player Prabhat Kumar today occupied the performance space which Prabhakar Karekar had occupied yesterday, he only seemed to be recalling the vibrations left behind by the latter.


2-day training programme on HIV ends
Chandigarh, November 3
The two-day training programme on HIV/AIDS organised by the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, in collaboration with the State AIDS Control Society ended here today. Dr N.M. Sharma, Project Director of the State AIDS Control Society, UT, informed about the working of the society.

Fortis to open chain of superspeciality centres
Chandigarh, November 3
After establishing a 200-bed superspeciality hospital at SAS Nagar, Fortis Healthcare has begun working on establishing a chain of similar superspeciality medical centres covering Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, UP and Delhi.

GMCH workshop for disabled
Chandigarh, November 3
Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, will organise a series of workshops to create awareness among medical officers about disabilities and rehabilitation of the disabled.


National school games begin
Chandigarh, November 3
The National School Games introducing carrom for under-19 years for both the boys’ and girls’ section will begin here tomorrow at St Stephen’s school, Sector 45. According to Ms Sudesh Kalra, Joint Organising Secretary of the meet, about 12 teams from different affiliated units of the School Games Federation of India were expected to take part in this tournament, where carrom was being introduced for the first time. 

  • Cricket tourney

  • TT team

  • Regional sports

  • Swimming meet


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