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Punjab area on periphery reduced
Chandigarh, November 5
Punjab’s area on the periphery of Chandigarh, where change of land use is prohibited, has been drastically reduced with the state government’s move to regularise unauthorised constructions till November 3, 2001.

Unauthorised constructions continue unabated on the periphery of Chandigarh. Unauthorised constructions continue unabated on the periphery of Chandigarh. This photo was taken by Tribune lensman Parvesh Chauhan in Naya Gaon village on Monday.

UT helpless on periphery Act?
Chandigarh, November 5
What can the Chandigarh Administration do to get the periphery Act enforced? Practically nothing, if one goes by the Admn’s record of the past three decades.

Deviations from the master plan...



MoU on electric buses tomorrow
Chandigarh, November 5
The Chandigarh Administration and Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL) will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday on the introduction of an ambitious Rs 120-crore electric trolley bus system in Chandigarh.

BSNL plans further network expansion
No more long queues for depositing bills
Chandigarh, November 5
BSNL telephone subscribers will not have to stand in long queues for depositing bills, courtesy the decision to segregate billing in four cycles . Bills will now be issued on 11th and 25th of every month which will not only reduce the pressure on BSNL staff due to a single date of issuing of bills , but will also save the subscribers from the hassles in depositing bills, said Mr R.C. Vaish, Principal General Manager Telecom, Chandigarh Circle, while addressing a press conference here today.

PU results


68 structures demolished
SAS Nagar, November 5
On the seventh day of the anti-encroachment drive by the enforcement wing of PUDA, at least 68 unauthorised structures, including violations in commercial premises, were demolished here today. Only one team removed unauthorised structures in Phase 3B 2 and Phase 4 today.

‘Decision on landscaping policy soon’
Chandigarh, November 5
Claiming that the policy for permitting landscaping was framed a few months back, Punjab Urban Development Authority’s counsel today stated that fresh application filed by Phase XI resident of the SAS Nagar seeking the same, would be disposed of as expeditiously as possible. The applicant, Mr Santokh S. Parmar, had earlier stated that permission for landscaping had been sought two years back, but no decision had been taken in this regard.

Roads look wider after demolitions
SAS Nagar
Apart from the protests against the drive of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) to remove encroachments on public lands, there is another aspect of the campaign. After the house-owners have voluntarily removed the structures in front of their houses, the effective width of the road berm has increased, allowing a freer movement for vehicles and pedestrians.

CTCC rallies behind Bansal
Chandigarh, November 5
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) here today rallied behind the local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, daring the former Union Minister and the Chandigarh Vikas Party (CVP) chief, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, for a debate on the integrity of these two leaders.

Communication gap prolongs injured child’s agony
Chandigarh, November 5
Lack of communication, dearth of knowledge and tendency of patients and their attendants to feel ignored and uncared for at the hands of hospital staff had yet another victim at the PGI here today.

The miniature eating joint under construction in Shanti Kunj.An eating joint that defies logic
Chandigarh, November 5
An idea with a much wider perspective that would have generated much commercial gains to the Municipal Corporation has been successfully demolished by the brains of the Architecture Department of the Chandigarh Administration.

The miniature eating joint under construction in Shanti Kunj. — Photo Pradeep Tiwari

Hike in cable rates criticised
Chandigarh, November 5
The Welfare Association MIG-I Houses, Sector 40-C, has condemned the steep hike in rates affected by the cable operators recently. In effect, the cable operators have adopted different parameters for increasing and charging the rates.

A Markfed cycle rally to encourage blood donation for thalassemic children on the way to Delhi from Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Monday.Spreading message on cycles
Chandigarh, November 5
Mrs H.K. Bhatia, Additional Managing Director (P), Markfed, today flagged off a cycle rally of Markfed employees from Chandigarh to Delhi.

A Markfed cycle rally to encourage blood donation for thalassemic children on the way to Delhi from Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Allahabad Bank employee dead

Muddy water supply


Gun-toting youth escapes after robbery bid
Chandigarh, November 5
Amid high drama, two women and two children, had a narrow escape when a person reportedly fired from a handgun while escaping after his attempt to rob a sector 40 house turned sour.

Three held for gambling
Chandigarh, November 5
The police has arrested two persons, identified as Bal Krishan and Prem Chand, from Sector 26 for gambling. In another incident, a resident of Dadu Majra, Kuldeep Singh, was arrested for gambling from the same colony.

  • Liquor seized

  • Burgled

  • Injured

  • Car stolen

  • Booked

Man arrested with 2 kg charas
Chandigarh, November 5
The local police arrested a Kajheri village resident carrying 2 kg of charas from Sector 45 here yesterday. The market price of the seized charas is about Rs 20 lakh.

8 more cars recovered
Panchkula, November 5
The CIA staff today recovered eight more cars stolen by an inter-state gang of car-lifters from Jalandhar, Amritsar and Ludhiana.


Vigilance Awareness Week
Chandigarh, November 5
The Central Excise Commissionerate, Chandigarh I and II, has been observed “Vigilance Awareness Week” since October 31.

Mobile firm launches retail initiative
Chandigarh, November 5
Mitsubishi Electric Telecom Europe, through its global distribution partner HAT International has decided to open 72 identical and exclusive ‘Trium Avenues” across India for its Trium brand of mobile phones.

Traders want permission for stalls
Chandigarh, November 5
Traders of Sector 17 held a meeting today and demanded that they be allowed to set up stalls outside their shops in the pre Divali days. The Municipal Corporation has denied permission for stalls in Sector 17.


PCCTU to hold rally today
Chandigarh, November 5
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union will hold a protest rally in front of the office of the managing committee of Dev Samaj College for Women at the Dev Samaj Bhavan in Sector 36 on November 6.

Founder’s day celebrations at Vivek school
Chandigarh, November 5
Vivek High School celebrated founder’s day on the school premises today. The junior wing students staged ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, a play based on Ronald Dahl’s original story.

Stage performance by kids
Students of the junior wing of Yadavindra Public School perform in a musical programme, "Sound of Music", on the school premises in Phase VII, SAS Nagar, on Monday.SAS Nagar, November 5
It was an enthralling stage performance by the junior wing of Yadavindra Public School which presented an adaptation of the classic film, “Sound of Music”, here this evening.

Students of the junior wing of Yadavindra Public School perform in a musical programme, "Sound of Music", on the school premises in Phase VII, SAS Nagar, on Monday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Paper-reading contest for teachers
Chandigarh, November 5
A teacher of Government High School, Sector 40, bagged the first position in a paper-reading contest organised for primary school teachers on “Erosion of essential values in the present scenario,” here today.

Youth event to be held in 134 cities
Chandigarh, November 5
In the largest youth event of its kind, college and school students, their parents and teachers in 134 cities and towns all over India will be able to participate later this month in a youth abilities enhancer programme, titled “Fun-filled successful studying”.

Vocational courses for police school pupils
Chandigarh, November 5
In an attempt to project itself “people-friendly”, the Chandigarh police, in association with the Government of India’s Jan Shikshan Sansthan, today launched vocational courses for the students of Government Model High School, Sector 26, popularly known as police school. Senior Superintendent of Chandigarh Police H.G.S. Dhaliwal and other dignitaries were present at the occasion.


Haryana told to curb ad hoc appointments
Chandigarh, November 5
Coming down heavily on the Haryana Government for allowing ad hoc employees to continue, instead of making regular appointments, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Chief Secretary to look into the matter and ensure the framing of a uniform and rational policy.

  • Book scandal report put on record
  • Notice to Bansi Lal, ex-ministers
  • Demolition not illegal: Haryana

Hearing adjourned in blast case
Chandigarh, November 5
Hearing in the case of Sector 34 bomb blast was adjourned for November 11 by a local court today. The accused — Sher Singh and Gurbax Singh — appeared before the UT Additional and Sessions Judge.


PGI Director asked to form panels
Chandigarh, November 5
The Union Minister for Health, Dr P.N. Thakur, in a communication to the Director, PGI, has asked him to constitute a committee to lay down the eligibility criteria required to promote professors in the PGI to senior professor scale.


Maharashtra, TN win carrom titles

Chandigarh, November 5
Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu emerged winners in the boys and girls team championship in carrom, respectively, in the 47th edition of the National School games, organised at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45.

  • Cricket tourney

  • Tennis meet

  • Billiards championship

  • GGDSD-32 win

  • Sports meet

The team of Power Cricket Club, Rajpura, that won the Ist Anoop Memorial Cricket Tournament.
The team of Power Cricket Club, Rajpura, that won the Ist Anoop Memorial Cricket Tournament.


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