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Formal notification for Naya Gaon issued
Chandigarh, November 15
The Punjab Government today formally issued a notification for constituting a Notified Area Committee in Naya Goan area. The Karoran, Nadha and Kansal villages have been included within the limits of the NAC.

After Divali, it’s NAC news that lights up faces
Naya Gaon (Kharar), November 15
Divali has brought in good news. The issuance of notification for Notified Area Committee status to Naya Gaon and surrounding areas, was welcomed by residents. 

LAO seeks Rs 25 cr aid from Admn
Chandigarh, November 15
The local Land Acquisition Officer is facing a cash crunch and has sought the help of the Chandigarh Administration by seeking a sum of Rs 25 crore to pay people whose lands have been acquired in the past few years for development purposes in the Union Territory.




Concern for environment goes up in smoke on Divali night. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

70 hurt in Divali ‘misfires’
Chandigarh, November 15
As many as 70 people have reportedly been injured in Divali-related celebrations. While the number of those injured this year is far less than the number of such injuries last year, there are at least six children below the age of 15 years, who have been brought to the PGI, who might lose one or both their eyes.

‘‘No barfi please, but a pastry will do”
Chandigarh, November 15
Tracing the outline of a crystal cut-glass with her equally fragile fingers, a pretty damsel, on Divali wishing spree along with her agile mother, mutters under here breath, “No sweets for me, please. I will have some dry fruit instead”.

PGI committee members: the ‘tainted’ and the ‘powerful’?
Chandigarh, November 15
Controversies, inquiries and even indictment has not prevented many of the top PGI faculty to be nominated as members of the various decision-making committees of the PGI, including the governing body.

Playing price tricks on cinegoers
Chandigarh, November 15
Thanks to a packaging and pricing trick deployed by potato chips manufacturing companies, cinegoers in the city are being forced to pay an additional sum of Rs 5 to buy a packet of potato chips which contains only one gram of extra chips than the usual pack.

Rule violation: 10 lawyers in trouble
Chandigarh, November 15
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana will take strict action against 10 lawyers of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, who are alleged to have violated a rule of the Bar Council of India which prohibits advocates from visiting the district for procuring work.

Parties fail to inform EC on candidates
Chandigarh, November 15
Political parties today failed to inform the Election Commission of UT, Delhi and Chandigarh, as to from which ward they would put up their candidates in the December 8 Municipal Corporation elections.



Burning of garbage fuels resentment
SAS Nagar, November 15
Burning of garbage, dumped on the UT — SAS Nagar boundary, has become a source of nuisance for residents of Phases X and XI here. For the past few days, the nauseating smell emitted by burning of the garbage has resulted in breathing problems for occupants of the Housing Board flats in Phase X.

Residents’ federation backs CVM
Chandigarh, November 15
Election campaign of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch today got a boost when Chairman of the Housing Board Residents Welfare Associations’ Federation, Mr Jitender Bhatia, joined the CVM ahead of the December 8 Municipal Corporation poll claiming he still remained apolitical.

Brar back despite opposition
SAS Nagar, November 15
Despite a decision of the general house of the local civic body, opposing the transfer of Mr H.S. Brar back as the executive officer of the civic body, the Punjab Government is learnt to have posted him back. The transfer orders were reportedly passed today.

Capt Kanwaljit inaugurates Vishvakarma temple
Zirakpur, November 15
On the occasion of Vishvakarma Day celebrations, Capt. Kanwaljit Singh, the Finance and Planing Minister of Punjab, today inaugurated a temple of god Vishvakarma in Chhat village about 7 km from here.

25,000 Antyodaya cards for city
Chandigarh, November 15
The Bharatiya Janata Party here today attacked the Congress for “ignoring” the labour class and denying them basic amenities saying the BJP had formulated the Antyodaya Yojna for providing them cheap ration.

Panthic Morcha to contest MC poll
Chandigarh, November 15
The Panthic Morcha here today decided to contest the December 8 Municipal Corporation elections and invited applications till November 17.

BJP receives applications for candidature
Chandigarh, November 15
The local unit of the BJP has received around 100 to 150 applications for the party candidature for the December 8 Municipal Corporation elections. The applications and recommendations for candidates have come in the wake of the party’s call recently to inform candidature intention to contest election or recommend their names.

Rechristening of Labour Chowk demanded
Panchkula, November 15
The Labour Nirman Sangh has demanded that the temporary labour chowk of Sector 16 be given permanent status of labour chowk and rechristened as Jan Nayak Ch. Devi Lal Labour Chowk.

City unit of CPI-M elects secretary
Chandigarh, November 15
Mohammed Shahnaz Gorsi has been elected secretary of the Chandigarh Territorial Committee of the Communist Party of India-Marxist.



Six held for gambling in public place
Chandigarh, November 15
Three persons have been arrested from the Sector 26 Grain Market for allegedly gambling at a public place. The accused have been identified as Ram Ashish, resident of Baltana, Sakeel Ahmed and Bantu, both residents of Madrasi Colony, Sector 26.



Children's Day celebrated with fervour
Panchkula, November 15
Children are the most precious asset of a nation and providing them with good education, hygiene and health is the duty of every citizen. This was stated by the Haryana Governor, Babu Parmanand, while inaugurating the state-level Children’s Day function at the Yavanika Open Air Theatre here today. 
Schoolchildren present a colourful programme at Yavanika Open Air Theatre during the state-level Children’s Day celebrations held at Panchkula on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


Two arrested for violating order
Chandigarh, November 15
Two persons have been arrested for allegedly bursting fire crackers after 10 p.m. on Divali, while 13 cases for similar offences have been registered by the police. It may be recalled that following a recent Supreme Court order, the local authorities had issued directives that bursting fire-crackers would be allowed only between 6 pm to 10 pm.




Honour for Hans Raj
Chandigarh, November 15
Punjabi folk and sufi singer Hans Raj Hans will be conferred the title of ‘Rajgayak’ for his contribution to the Punjabi music. The title has been mooted by the Punjab Government to patronise artists of the region. Hans Raj is the first recipient of the honour. The decision to confer the title on Hans Raj was announced by the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, at a religious function held at Devi Talab Temple in Jalandhar on October 21.

Acting comes naturally to me: Aarti
Chandigarh, November 15
Aarti Puri Comedians may be a dime a dozen in the world of Punjabi entertainment , but when it comes to women only a few have been able to make a mark. And Aarti Puri is certainly one of those few. Aarti who entered this field with Jaspal Bhatti’s ‘Mahol Theek Hai’, will be working with him once again in his TV production ‘Professor Moneyplant.’

Exhibitions to mark heritage week
Chandigarh, November 15
The Archaeological Survey of India will exhibit photographs of Harappan and Buddhist monuments in the northwest circle in Panipat, Amritsar and Mandi as part of the World Heritage Week from November 19.


CBI asks PGI for report on probe against Prof
Chandigarh, November 15
The CBI has requested the PGI authorities to give them the data collected by them through their inquiry into the installation of substandard and cheaper heart valves by a senior Professor of the Cardio Thoracic Department.



Sumit wins two titles
Chandigarh, November 15
Sumit Talwar clinched a double crown by winning the junior snooker and billiards title n in the 18th N.K. Duggal Memorial State Junior Snooker and Billiards Tournament played here today at Sector 22. In the snooker final, last year’s runner-up Sumit took the sweet revenge by defeating defending champion Parmod Kumar. In the first frame, Parmod Kumar gained an early lead by potting few very good shots. 

  • National Games

  • Tourney put off


Governor of Punjab, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd)Jacob to seek more powers for UT Administrator
Chandigarh, November 15
The Governor of Punjab, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), who is also the UT Administrator, will seek more powers for the Administrator of UT at the meeting of the inter-state council to be held in Delhi tomorrow. The meeting will be chaired by the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee.

Warning against defacing walls
Chandigarh, November 15
The Election Commission of UT, Delhi and Chandigarh, here today warned political parties and their candidates against defacing walls as it may attract six months of imprisonment and fine of Rs 1,000.

PUDA allots land for cattle pond
SAS Nagar, November 15
The SAS Nagar Municipal Council has been allotted two acres near existing cattle pond in Industrial Area, Phase 1, here. The Housing and Urban Development Minister, Dr Upinderjit Kaur, said the cattle pond, covering an area of one acre, was not enough to meet the needs of the civic body.

Drive to check traffic violations
Chandigarh, November 15
The Chandigarh Police will be launching a special drive to check traffic violations. Vehicles will be checked for using black film without permission, driving with headlights on high beam and using film on headlights.

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