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Balongi, Lalru too want to go the Naya Gaon way
Residents seek NAC status
SAS Nagar/Lalru, November 11
Voices of discontent are being heard among the people living in the peripheral areas of Punjab, which have witnessed unauthorised urbanisation over the years — courtesy the announcement of NAC in Naya Gaon, made recently by the Punjab Chief Minister.

Barbed wires blot beauty

Chandigarh, November 11
Le Corbusier would not quite have liked it. But just as many things in the city have changed for worse since the master architect vanished from the scene, the face of the Government College of Art and Government Museum has changed too — and this time, for the worst!

Barbed wires, which have been put up to separate the Government Museum from the Government College of Art, are not only a blot on the beauty but have also divided the college basketball court.
 — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari



  16.28 cr recovered from defaulters
Panchkula, November 11
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has recovered Rs16. 28 crore from defaulting electricity consumers in rural and urban areas. This has been done under the Surcharge Waiver Scheme- 2001 launched in October.

MC poll: Congress fails to decide nominees
Chandigarh, November 11
The Congress today failed to decide its nominees for the Municipal Corporation elections. The names of candidates are likely to be finalised by November 17. This was said here today by the All-India Congress Committee Secretary and in charge of the Chandigarh unit, Mr Bhubaneshwar Kalitha, after a meeting of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee.

Accommodation woes of Bar Council
Chandigarh, November 11
A controversy has arisen over the functioning of the Bar Council of the Punjab and Haryana as the Bar Council of India (BCI) has restrained it from buying a new building or plot, while the Administration has directed it to vacate the present accommodation in the District Courts Computer by November 15.

SI suspended
Chandigarh, November 11
A Sub Inspector posted at Sector 36 police station has reportedly been suspended for delay in submitting a challan in a court, which resulted in six persons suspected of committing dacoity getting released on bail.


Vocational courses for jail inmates
Chandigarh, November 11
With a view to transfor jail inmates into good citizens and rehabilitante them after their jail sentence, jail authorities have started various vocational courses and educational programmes in the Model Burail Jail.

‘Transparency — a tall order’
Chandigarh, November 11
Mr Gian Chand Gupta, who represents ward number 16 comprising Sectors 30, 32 and 46, has worked both as the city Mayor and the BJP president of the UT. He is said to be leading a faction against the former MP, Mr Satya Pal Jain, and for long has had control over the party organisation. Chandigarh Tribune interviewed him recently and the excepts from the interview are produced here:

Poetical themes, then and now
Flipping through the dog-eared pages of an old yellowing magazine which she found while cleaning a cupboard, school teacher-cum-poetess Manjeet Kaur Mohali comes across a patriotic poem. As she goes through the verse, a thought flashes in her mind that until a few years ago most of the poets were penning verses in praise of the motherland, unlike today’s poets.

Refusal of visas to scribes flayed
Chandigarh, November 11
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a USA-based organisation of journalists dedicated to the protection of scribes, has taken exception to the refusal of visas to journalists of Indian descent by the Pakistan Government.

CTSA for open house sessions
Chandigarh, November 11
The Chandigarh Telephone Subscribers Association (CTSA) has written to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to conduct open house sessions at Chandigarh . This would enable the subscribers to voice their grievances and offer their suggestions for the improvement of services of basic telephony, cellular and Internet operators.

Lions Club holds Divali Mela
SAS Nagar, November 11
A colourful cultural show marked the celebrations at the annual Divali Mela organised by the Mohali Lions Club on Dashera ground in Phase 8, here today.


The election date of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) House, which has to be constituted afresh by December 23, is being kept closely guarded apparently to ward off pulls and pressures.


Girl injured in mishap
Chandigarh, November 11
A seven-year-old girl of Colony No 5, Krishna, was injured after she was hit by a car near the Poultry Farm chowk. She was admitted to the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital. A case has been registered.


Festive season fails to excite shoppers
Chandigarh, November 11
Crystal wares and chunky jewellery are displayed on the sheet-covered folding beds casually placed outside the decked up shops. Inside, under the dazzling lights of high wattage bulbs, are displayed wrist watches, crockery, electric goods and other Divali gifts. But there is no enthusiasm among the shoppers even though the festival is just four days away.


Need to promote reading habits among students: Pathak
Chandigarh, November 11
Libraries have a vital role to play in uplift of society and good books can change lives of readers. This was stated by the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor, Prof K.N. Pathak, while inaugurating contests organised by the Chandigarh Librarians Association at St John’s High School, Sector 26, here today.


Impressive violin recital by Prof Nandi
Chandigarh, November 11
On the occasion of the 58th monthly Baithak programme, the Pracheen Kala Kendra presented a violin recital by celebrated exponent and teacher of Violin, Prof Gopal Chandra Nandi, at Bhaskar Rao Auditorium in Sector 35, here today.

Foreign students enthral
Chandigarh, November 11
It was a pleasant evening of colourful stage performances by foreign students in the city at Tagore Theatre here today. The event was organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in collaboration with the office of the Foreign Students, Panjab University.

Foreign students perform at a function organised to mark International Day at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Foreign students perform at a function organised to mark International Day at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday.


Nodal centre status for PGI
Chandigarh, November 11
The Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, has decided to make the PGI its North of Delhi Nodal Centre for inputs on cancer research. The PGI will be one of the 20 such centres identified by the ICMR in the country for data inputs on cancer research in the country.


Shivalik School boys triumph
Chandigarh, November 11
Shivalik Public school, Sector 41, in boys (8-14 years) and Government Girls Senior Secondary school, Sector 20, among girls (8-12 years) secured first place each in the four-day Open Yoga Championship organised by the Chandigarh Amateur Yoga Association, which concluded here this evening at Government Yoga Centre, Sector 23.
Students of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, with their coach and teacher after winning the Yoga Team Championship in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Students of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, with their coach and teacher after winning the Yoga Team Championship in Chandigarh on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph


Four parking lots inaugurated
Chandigarh, November 11
Four parking lots measuring about 1 lakh square foot in Sector 34, here, were thrown open to the public today. “Add on development” works have been started by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB).


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