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MC poll candidate allowed to spend Rs 60,000
Chandigarh, November 10
A candidate contesting the forthcoming elections to the Municipal Corporation will be allowed an expense of Rs 60,000 with respect to any arrangement he or she makes during the polls and campaign.

Relatives of slain terrorists honoured
SAS Nagar, November 10
Memories of dark days of terrorism once again came back knocking when close relatives of slain terrorists were honoured during a kirtan darbar organised by Guru Asra Trust and Khalsa Panchayat in Phase 7 here today.

Gurnam Kaur, mother of Harjinder Singh Jinda, Surjit Kaur, mother of Baljinder Raju, Surjit Kaur, mother of Sukhdev Singh Sukha, Harbans Kaur, wife of Charanjit Singh Channi, and (R) Mann Singh, Devinder Singh and Tejinder Singh, allegedly involved in the 1984 hijacking of an Indian Airlines Boeing, after getting siropas at a function organised by Guru Asra Trust at SAS Nagar on Saturday.
— Photo Pradeep Tewari.



22 juveniles still in Burail jail
Chandigarh, November 10
Even two years after the introduction of the new Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, more than 20 juvenile undertrials are still in the Burail jail along with other inmates. The new Act says that they should be kept in a juvenile home, but no one seems to care.

3 held for producing, storing fake medicine labels
Chandigarh, November 10
Three persons have been arrested by the Economic Offenses wing of the local police for allegedly producing and storing fake labels of medicines. These labels were then pasted on vials of some other medicines.

Employees asked to remove animals from PGI
Move to check filth on campus
Chandigarh, November 10
PGI authorities are likely to come down heavily upon its employees who are rearing animals in the hospital complex for illegal sale of meat. The PGI, which is one of the many illegal suppliers of meat, chicken, eggs, bird meat and even fresh milk, has ordered these employees to remove their animals within a fortnight after which they will be forced to initiate action.

Canada 3000 cancels India operations
Chandigarh, November 10
Polar flights to India from North America have met an unexpectedly quick end. Introduced last month by Canada 3000, when it brought the first-ever commercial flight to the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on October 8, it has been discontinued exactly after a month.

Lottery results fixed by unscrupulous dealers
Panchkula, November 10
Results of state government lotteries in Haryana are being allegedly fixed and bets on the outcome of results are being placed with unscrupulous dealers.

‘Palsora murder case solved’
Chandigarh, November 10
The police yesterday claimed to solve a murder case within a few hours after a person, identified as Dalip Singh, was found dead in a jhuggi in Vishvakarma Colony in Palsora. The brother of the deceased, Kaka Singh and his nephew, Harpreet, have been arrested.

Jacob once owned this car
Chandigarh, November 10
One of the cars on display in the vintage auto show at the four-day Chandigarh Fair 2001 organised by the CII in Sector 17, once belonged to the Governor of Punjab, Lt-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), who is also the Administrator of Chandigarh UT.

Sector 17 to remain open today


A drive for safe driving
SAS Nagar
The Rotary Club of SAS Nagar has launched a project to turn one of the central roads of the town into an accident-free zone. “You change yourself, others will follow”, is the motto the club has adopted and taken the 4 km stretch from Punjab Tractors crossing to the Cricket Stadium under its pilot project.

Preparing for Divali lights
As the festival of lights nears, illumination arrangements of homes and establishments are getting special attention. A number of shops have sprung up that offer illumination devices since the conventional methods are losing popularity.

PHRC seeks reply from PUDA
SAS Nagar, November 10
The Punjab Human Rights Commission has sought a reply from the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) for allowing construction of houses in a park, adjoining Economically Weaker Section (EWS ) flats in Phase VII.

Assurance on recycled plastic
Chandigarh, November 10
Manufacturers of polythene bags based in Chandigarh today promised the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, that they would not manufacture plastic bags using re-cycled plastic.

Rotary International to hold contest
Chandigarh, November 10
The Rotary International will organise a poster and essay writing contest to educate young people about the concept of providing services to others. The theme of the contests is “Mankind is our business”. The last date of receiving entries in each category is November 28. The complete list of the winners will be published on the Rotary International Website at htt:\ after May, 2002.

Thalassaemic society honours kids
Chandigarh, November 10
‘Where we gain, we lose, we give, we get and forget, we love and are loved and with a sigh we leave the earth...’ wrote Sukhsohit Singh Bawa, a seventeen-year-old boy suffering from thalassaemia, a serious genetic disorder, in which the only way for the sufferer to lead a normal life is to have a blood transfusion each month.

‘Court order only for corner plots’

Police awareness camp

Inflated water bill


Motorcyclist succumbs to injuries in PGI
Chandigarh, November 10
A motorcyclist, Vinod Kumar, succumbed to his injuries at the PGI, where he was admitted after being hit by a Maruti van near Maloya. The van driver escaped from the spot, leaving his vehicle (DAE 1972) behind, which has been impounded by the police. A case has been registered.


Industrialists resent govt move
SAS Nagar, November 10
The Mohali Industries Association has urged the Punjab Government to review its decision to levy surcharge on the taxable turnover on all dealers registered under the Punjab General Sales Tax Act, 1948.

CII Chandigarh Fair-2001 at Parade Ground, Sector 17.CII fair gets good response
Chandigarh, November 10
The CII Chandigarh Fair-2001 received a tremendous response from residents on its second day. Goan band, Taan Trikz, stole the show here today with their excellent performance.

CII Chandigarh Fair-2001 at Parade Ground, Sector 17.
— A Tribune photograph


Panel to study pending RL cases
Tribune News Service
CHANDIGARH: Panjab University has constituted a committee to study the cases of students whose results have been withheld for not depositing the fees at the time of submitting their examination forms.

PUSU plans to hold big IT fair
Chandigarh, November 10
The Panjab University Students Union will organise an information technology and education fair on the campus from November 21 to November 23.

Government College to host Zone B Youth Festival
Chandigarh, November 10
Finally, the word of the DPI (Colleges) proved the clincher in a lost battle of initiative: Government College, Sector 11, will host the Panjab University Zone B Youth Festival for the boys’ colleges. The decision comes a fortnight after the DPI (C), Mr K.A.P. Sinha, asked the college to hold the fest.

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Students of Stepping Stones School Sector 38, Chandigarh, wait for their turn to perform at the 18th annual function of their school on Saturday.School’s annual function held
Chandigarh, November 10
Students of Stepping Stones, Sector 38, celebrated their annual function with music, sports and dances at a function held on the premises of the school, here today.

Students of Stepping Stones School Sector 38, Chandigarh, wait for their turn to perform at the 18th annual function of their school on Saturday.
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

GC-11 emerge winners
Chandigarh, November 10
A seminar-cum-presentation contest, which saw participation of sixteams from city colleges, was organised by the department of Computer Applications, Government College, Sector 46, here today.

University suspends senior assistant
Chandigarh, November 10
Panjab University has suspended the senior assistant in the general branch who was arrested by the police for allegedly selling fake university degrees.


Statement of two witnesses recorded
Chandigarh, November 10
The statement of two witnesses were recorded in the Sector 34 bomb blast case today. The statement of Sub-Inspectors, Ram Singh and Nirmal Singh, were recorded before the UT Additional and Sessions Judge, and the Judge adjourned the case till November 27.

Election of Bar Council chairman challenged
Chandigarh, November 10
The election of the chairman of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Dr Anmol Rattan Sidhu, and vice-president, Mr Balwan Singh Sohag, and constitution and reconstitution of various committees of the Bar Council was challenged by eight members of the Bar in a petition before the Bar Council of India, New Delhi.


Divali bonanza on Lashkara
Chandigarh, November 10
Lashkara, the Punjabi channel, will present a bonanza of entertainment for all viewers with a Divali Week Special.

When Bollywood comes hunting
Lawrence D. SouzaChandigarh, November 10
His humble facade belies his tough interior. That is exactly why you cannot tell from his face that he could have masterminded a Bollywood success of the order of ‘Saajan’. But that is how it has been for Lawrence D Souza, the man who has carried the will to survive long spans of struggle.

Eddie Murphy and the bear in “Dr Dolittle 2”.
Doctor in animal company
“The movie is about Dr Dolittle and how he is getting on with his family. It is also about an environment issue”, says Steve Carr, director of “Dr Dolittle 2” (Kiran). Serious stuff, you may wonder. Have a heart. It is not.

Eddie Murphy and the bear in “Dr Dolittle 2”.

A whiff of Goa in city
Chandigarh, November 10
After the monotony of Punjabi pop shows which have become an integral part of the city’s entertainment scenario, Taan Trikz’s western pop numbers at the CII Chandigarh Fair at the Parade Ground in Sector 17 today came as a refreshing change. This four-membered Goanese band which is here specially for the CII Fair, is all set to sway people with their music.

Exhibition of wrought iron furniture
Chandigarh, November 10
An exhibition of wrought iron furniture by Harminder Singh is being held on the lawns of the PFA house in Sector 15 here. This is the second solo exhibition by the artist.


RSB Jaipur bags tennis title
Chandigarh, November 10
The All-India Civil Services Tennis Meet came to a close today with players from Jaipur walking away with majority of the titles here at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium. RSB Jaipur bagged the team championship while open singles title also went in favour of Jagdish Tanwar of RSB who also claimed the open doubles title in partnership with Chanderveer.

Five international skaters with their coach.Sports round-up
Haryana’s proud skaters
Five girl skaters, Priyanka Sharma, Rayasha Rajput, Amrita Singh, Anuja Chauhan and Reetika Sharma, have made Haryana proud. These trainees of the Hansraj Skating Club, Panchkula, were in the Indian roller hockey team which won the bronze medal at the ninth Asian Roller Skating Meet held at Taitung City (Taiwan) recently.

Five international skaters with their coach.

Chandigarh yoga

School sports meet

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