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Unauthorised structures in periphery regularised
Unauthorised structures in periphery regularisedSAS Nagar, November 4
With the elections approaching, the Punjab Government has taken a policy decision to regularise all unauthorised structures in the periphery of Chandigarh. The cut-off date for the construction is November 3 for relief under this policy.

PU to introduce new scholarship scheme
Chandigarh, November 4
Panjab University is working out a plan to introduce a large number of scholarships for poor students. The move is seen as an interesting development in wake of regular complaints of the recent hike in the fee by students. 

Cable guys shock again with hike
Chandigarh, November 4
Cable TV operators of Chandigarh, Mani Majra and SAS Nagar today announced a steep hike in their monthly subscription rates with immediate effect. They have already raised their monthly subscription rates in Panchkula following a meeting with the district administation.



Leisure Valley still braving blemishes

Chandigarh, November 4
It must have taken Le Corbusier a great deal of time and energy to design the Leisure Valley. But it has virtually taken the UT Administration no effort to allow its desecration. Conceived as part of a green belt, from Capitol Complex to Sector 42 and beyond, the Valley today has nothing aesthetic to boast of. 

Wild growth and visually-jarring structures have become permanent features of the Leisure Valley. 
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

‘Punjabi, Hindi may soon be official languages of UT’
Chandigarh, November 4
“Punjabi and Hindi may soon become official languages of Chandigarh, for which, the city Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur of the Akali Dal, had launched a campaign,” said the Secretary General of the Shiromani Akali Dal and Union Chemicals and Fertiliser Minister, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, after laying the foundation stone of a Sector 45 community centre here today.

USA now backing India’s stand: Dhindsa
Chandigarh, November 4
The Union Chemicals and Fertiliser Minister, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, here today said the USA, which before terrorist strikes considered itself the world’s lone super-cop, had now come round to the Indian position of waging an international fight against terrorism.

Vision restored after 44 yrs
Chandigarh, November 4
Fiftyfour years after an Army jawan lost an eye, a corneal transplant during a chance visit to the Western Command Hospital, Chandimandir, has resulted in the restoration of his vision.

THE prices of bangles, bindis, henna, Vermilion and other items suddenly skyrocketed last week, when the city was rocked by rumours of an ominous Karva Chauth this year, as predicted by some star-gazers. 

  • Photo Pradeep TewariHenna artists

  • A handy concert

  • HCS selection

  • For better service

  • Bliss of honesty

  • New arrival

  • Photo-op

  • Allegation time

  • Tailpiece



District status for SAS Nagar demanded
Chandigarh, November 4
The issue of elevating SAS Nagar to the status of district may have become mired in local party politics, but several organisations, both political and non-political, have made out a compelling case in its favour. The issue of making the town a district has been smouldering for quite sometime past. 

Marginal drop in dak
SAS Nagar
There has been a marginal decrease in ordinary dak at post offices here but no such effect is discernible in registered post, parcels and speed post items. A survey of the local post offices shows that the main reason for the drop in the volume of ordinary dak is the increased use of the telephone by the residents and not just the operation of private courier services.

Karva Chauth puja
Women come out of a temple after the Karva Chauth puja in Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Sunday. 
— Photo Pankaj Sharma

The changing scene on city roads
A loud bhangra beat warns Ajay Jagga, President of the UT Janata Party, of an approaching car even before he spots it in his rearview mirror as he waits for the traffic signal to change from red to green. The other car, flouting all rules of the road, whizzes past the stop signal, narrowly missing a cyclist.

‘I love working for the poor’
Chandigarh, November 4
Mr Rajinder Kumar, representing ward No 15 comprising Colony No 4, Industrial Area, Phase-1, and Sector-29, claims to be probably the only person in the country to have won election without speaking a word. 

People’s forum felicitates Rudy
Chandigarh, November 4
The Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy, was felicitated by the Chandigarh People’s Welfare Forum led by its president, Dr Anmol Rattan Sidhu, Deputy Advocate General Punjab and Chairman of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana here today.

Removal of Shekhar criticised
Chandigarh, November 4
The Punjab and Chandigarh Medical Sales Representative Union in a press statement has expressed shock that Mr Chander Shekhar has been removed from the CPM and CITU. 

416 challaned for traffic offences



Man kidnapped by four persons
Chandigarh, November 4
A Sector 35 resident, Mr Sushil Kumar, reported to the police that four persons kidnapped him on October 4 and got a forged signature on a blank paper which was later used as a demand note for Rs 10 lakh.

2 shot at, admitted  to PGI
Chandigarh, November 4
Two middle-aged persons, who were allegedly shot at, were admitted to the PGI late this evening in a serious condition. Sources informed that the duo, Malkit Singh (50) and Gurcharan Singh (40), have been brought from Kurali by the police.

Mobile phone, purse snatched
Chandigarh, November 4
Two motor-cycle-borne youths snatched a mobile telephone from a girl when she was returning with one of her friends to Kasturba Hall of Panjab University. The incident happened near the Sector 15 temple here yesterday. The girls were on a Kinetic Honda scooter at that time.



Board’s action against erring employees raises eyebrows
Chandigarh, November 4
Eyebrows are raised over the manner in which certain employees of the Punjab School Education Board who, have allegedly committed grave irregularities in preparing result have been let off by the authorities with trivial punishments contrary to the rules governing them.

Interaction with poor schoolchildren
Chandigarh, November 4
A prayer meeting attended by students and staff marked the beginning of the celebrations of the 17th Founder’s week of Vivek High School, Sector 38, here today. The ceremony commenced with the Principal, Mrs P.K. Singh, lighting the lamp.
Students of Vivek High School, Sector 38, interact with poor students
Students of Vivek High School, Sector 38, interact with poor students of Pustak School, Sector 25, on the first day of the founder’s week celebrations of Vivek High School in Chandigarh on Sunday. 
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

700 students appear in mock CAT
Chandigarh, November 4
Over 700 students appeared for the mock CAT test conducted by the local branch of the Institute of Management Studies at University Business School here today. While the students were given two hours for the written test, analysis and group discussions followed in the afternoon session. 



Punjabi pop singer Gursewak Mann performs at Planet-M in Chandigarh on Sunday. 

Sayeed Khan presents sitar recital on the concluding day of the 24th Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan on BVM campus, Sector 27. — A Tribune photographs

Gursewak makes youngsters dance          
Chandigarh, November 4
It was a day for the foot-tappers and dancers who matched their steps with Gursewak Mann as he relentlessly sung hit numbers from his recently released album “Chal Mere Naal” in a music house in Sector 17 here today. Starting the programme with “Chal Mere Naal”, Gursewak rolled the evening with dance numbers like “Balle Balle”, and “Ek Kudi” that managed to pull a huge crowd of kids and youngsters on the stage turning it to an open discotheque. Gursewak, who shot to fame after the release of his debut album “Lara Lappa”, is back with “Chal Mere Naal” - an excellent blend of eastern and western music.

Facets of Kannada culture come to light
Chandigarh, November 4
The city residents got an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the rich culture of Karnataka as the Kannada Sangha organised a cultural programme to mark the occasion of Karnataka Rajyotsava at Lecma Hall in Sector 31, here today. The programme, which was attended by over 150 Kannada families residing in the city, started with Nehar Malatesh’s Ganesh Vanadana.

Sangeet festival concludes                          
Chandigarh, November 4
Conclusions are always accompanied with some sort of gloom and the gathering at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sector 27, experienced something on the similar lines today when the three-day long Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan came to an end.
Much to the joy of visitors, the musicians were able to cut across the barrier of technique and form and build a rapport with them. The last day of the show had two excellent performers — sitar player Sayeed Khan, whose fingers spell magic and Shanti Sharma.


Workshop on disability prevention
Chandigarh, November 4
A three-day workshop on orientation of medical officers in disability prevention and rehabilitation started at Government Medical College and Hospital here today. Second in the series of six workshops to be organised under the aegis of the Rehabilitation Council of India, more than 25 doctors from the city are participating in the workshop.

Free treatment camp
Chandigarh, November 4
The National Institute of Alternative Medicines will organise a free acu-magnetic treatment camp from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3206, Sector 44, from tomorrow, according to a press note. 



Fencing becoming popular
The martial art of fencing is gaining popularity in this region. In recent years, a number of fencing tournaments have been held and people have started showing greater interest in this sport. The Chandigarh Fencing Association and the Punjab Fencing Association are the two bodies in this region which are working to promote this sport. 

  • Fitness centre

City boys triumph in carrom
Chandigarh, November 4
Chandigarh overwhelmed Punjab by 3-0 in the boys section while city girls lost to Andhra Pradesh at 1-2 on the opening day of the 47th Edition of the National School Games where carrom was having its maiden venture. 
Taranpreet Pahwa (right) of Chandigarh plays against Mohammad Hassib
Taranpreet Pahwa (right) of Chandigarh plays against Mohammad Hassib of Punjab in the carrom events of the 47th National School Games, in St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph 


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