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Tension near place of worship
Chandigarh, November 16
Tension prevailed throughout the day in Sector 46 after some local residents objected to the raising of a temporary structure adjoining a place of worship by members of a particular community near the Sector 46-47 crossing for offering prayers.

Chandigarh police personnel have a tough time while dispersing protesters in Sector 46, Chandigarh on Friday. 
— Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

Two dacoities in Sohana
Goods worth Rs 1.5 lakh stolen, 3 hurt
Sohana (SAS Nagar), November 16
There was yet another addition to the spate of dacoities in the Dera Bassi-Banur-Zirakpur-Kharar belt as dacoits struck in the wee hours at two places in Sohana — on the outskirts of the town. 



Minorities panel asks UT Admn to rehabilitate villagers
Special status for Punjabi language mooted
Chandigarh, November 16
In a significant development the National Commission of Minorities has asked the Chandigarh Administration to totally rehabilitate residents of villages which were uprooted to house sectors 31 to 47, Industrial Area phase II and also expansion of Chandigarh.

Mismanagement causes traffic chaos
Zirakpur, November 16
Traffic chaos prevailed on the busy Zirakpur-Patiala highway for more than 4 hours as local authorities mismanaged the arrival of the National Games torch this afternoon. Thousands remained stranded for hours.

Constructions threaten air safety
Chandigarh, November 16
Political exigencies often take precedence over the larger security concerns of the country as is evident from the inclusion of Bhabhat village in the reconstituted Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat, about 7 km from here, despite objections raised by the Indian Air Force authorities.

Nod to trolley bus extension project
SAS Nagar, November 16
The Punjab Government has conveyed its approval to the Chandigarh Administration regarding extension of the electric trolley buses project to SAS Nagar. An official communication in this regard has been sent by the Principal Secretary to Government Punjab, Department of Housing and Urban Development, to the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda.

Two cops held on graft charge
Chandigarh, November 16
The Central Bureau of Investigation today nabbed two personnel of the Chandigarh police, including an officer, while accepting a bribe from a local resident for doing away with an accident case pending against him.



Sikh Core Group flays POTO
Chandigarh, November 16
The Sikh Core Group here today urged the community’s leadership to urge the Union Government to withdraw the “draconian and unconstitutional” Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance for its alleged attempt to perpetuate majority terrorism.

Days of free voter lists are over
Chandigarh, November 16
The Election Commission of Union Territory, Delhi and Chandigarh, has stopped free lunches for national political parties and brought them at a par with independents for supplying them with voter lists for the December 8 Municipal Corporation elections.

‘Help EC in deleting names of illegal voters’
Chandigarh, November 16
Mr Angrez Singh Badheri, president of the Pind Bachao Committee, has asked residents living within Lal Dora of Chandigarh’s 22 villages to cooperate with officials of the Election Commission in getting deleted the names of illegal voters.

Creation of Naya Gaon, Kansal NAC hailed
Chandigarh, November 16
Mr Rajinder Singh Rana, convener of the Residents Welfare Association of Naya Gaon and Kansal, has thanked Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and local Govenment Minister, Balramji Dass Tandon for notifying the creation of an NAC for Naya Gaon and Kansal, thus meeting a long-standing demand of residents of the area.

Anti-encroachment drive restarted
SAS Nagar, November 16
After a week’s gap, the drive to remove unauthorised structures on public land by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) was restarted from Phase 7 here. However, the corner houses were left out in the light of an order of the Punjab and Haryana Housing Board.

HUDA to auction sites on Nov 27
Panchkula, November 16
The Haryana Urban Development Authority will now hold auction for commercial sites in various sectors of the township on November 27. The auction of these sites was cancelled on November 9, the day the auction was to be held, after a Rewari court attached HUDA property the previous evening.

Three more file nominations for MC poll
Chandigarh, November 16
Nominations for the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh elections picked up on the third day today with the Election Commission of UT, Delhi and Chandigarh, getting papers from three independent candidates, including a woman candidate.

Did Mayor violate model code?
Chandigarh, November 16
The Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, allegedly took her official car today to a nagar kirtan jatha, which may be interpreted as a violation of the Model Code of Conduct for the December 8 Municipal Corporation election which has been in force since November 13.

MC poll: EC extends date for parties
Chandigarh, November 16
State-level political parties recognised by the Election Commission of India for reservation of symbols got a breather today, with the EC of UT, Delhi and Chandigarh, extending the last date for informing it on how many seats they would contest and from which wards in the December 8 Municipal Corporation elections.

National Press Day observed
Panchkula, November 16
The Zila Patrakar Parishad, Parishad, Panchkula celebrated the National Press Day here today by organising an interactive session with members of Administration. The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora was the chief guest while the Superintendent of Police, Mr Manoj Yadav was the special guest. 

Desi mithai made with desi ghee
Mani Majra
The Housing Board Chowk (now, traffic lights) is synonymous with Shirdi Sweets and Restaurant. This corner showroom was taken by Mr Atam Prakash Miglani when it was under construction and the sweets shop has been functioning since 1994 and the restaurant came into being the next year.

‘Punjab Government flouting rules’
Chandigarh, November 16
The All-India Blind Employees’ Association yesterday alleged that the Punjab Government was not following the rules which stipulate that five persons should be nominated by the government to represent the non-governmental organisations concerned with disabilities.

SAD panel meets BJP leaders
Chandigarh, November 16
A five-member election panel of the Shiromani Akali Dal faction led by Mr Gurpartap Singh Riar here today held a meeting with the local BJP leadership to reiterate their commitment to sail together in the December 8 Municipal Corporation elections.

Meeting on Beant Memorial put off
Chandigarh, November 16
A high level meeting between officials of the Chandigarh Administration and the Punjab Government to sort out the issue of constructing the Beant Singh Memorial in Sector 42 has been postponed till November 28.

Nigerian delegation visits city
Chandigarh, November 16
A 14-member Nigerian delegation today visited Chandigarh and the surrounding areas of Punjab and Haryana to study the impact of Green Revolution on the region. Earlier the delegation had visited Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, where the Mayor, Mr Sanjiv Naik, welcomed the visitors.

Residents’ body dissociates from chief’s decision
Chandigarh, November 16
The Chandigarh Housing Board Residents’ Federation has dissociated itself from the decision of its president, Mr Jitender Bhatia, to join the Chandigarh Vikas Manch, saying Mr Bhatia had decided it in his individual capacity.

Goverdhan Puja performed
Panchkula, November 16
Annkoot Goverdhan Puja was performed at Sri Sanatan Dharma Radha Vrindavan Chand Mandir here today. The day began with devotees holding prabhat pheri in the early hours of the morning. 

Goverdhan puja at ISKCON
Chandigarh, November 16
The local unit of International Society for Krishna Consciousness, celebrated Goverdhan puja festival with great enthusiasm at Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B, here today. 



Body found from Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh, November 16
The police recovered an unidentified body from the Sukhna Lake today. The deceased was around 22 years old and was wearing a grey shirt with black jeans and sports shoes.

2 held on molestation charge
Panchkula, November 16
The local police has arrested two Nepali residents —Shankar and Vishal Yadav — on charges of outraging the modesty of a woman, trespass and criminal intimidation. It is learnt that the accused barged in the Sector 10 house of Mr Vinod Kumar and misbehaved with his wife. 

Cop’s house burgled
Chandigarh, November 16
The house of a Chandigarh police constable, Vinod Kumar, was reportedly burgled while he was on duty on Divali.

DSP’s son held, remanded
Chandigarh, November 16
The police today arrested a Sector 22 resident, Sanjeev Kumar, on the charge of breaking into a Sector 22 house along with three accomplices in an inebriated condition and abusing and threatening a 70-year-old woman, Ms Jasbir Kaur.


Tata Infotech holds workshop
Chandigarh, November 16
Tata Infotech Limited today organised a one-day workshop on Japanese techniques to manage workplaces, basically the concepts of Kaizen and 5s.


English Olympiad for Class XI, XII students
Chandigarh, November 16
The Educationist, a voluntary organisation, is going to introduce English Olympiad, a national-level competitive examination for the students of Class XI and XII. The organisation has already earned popularity among the student community for organising the yearly event called the Science Olympiad for the students of Class IX and X at the national level.


Bar council may get extension on office use
Chandigarh, November 16
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana is likely to get extension for operating from its office on the District Court premises in Sector 17. As per orders of the UT Deputy Commissioner, the council was to vacate its office on November 15.


Reshma bares soul of rustic rhythms
Chandigarh, November 16
Sand dunes speak in the language of music, so do the waves of ocean. Music, like blood, flows through the body of this world and knits it so strongly that geographical boundaries fail to dilute the warmth this bond begets. 
Pakistani singer Reshma performs at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Vijay VishalBlending emotions with reality is his forte
Chandigarh, November 16
“Contrary to the popular belief that poetry deals only with romance and dreams, it actually has a direct bearing on life”, said Prof Vijay Vishal, a multi lingual poet and Head of English Department, G G D S D College, Baijnath, while delivering a talk on “Poetry with a positive purpose” at DAV College, Sector 10 here today.

Classical melodies lost at pop ‘planet’
Chandigarh, November 16
Taking a break from the usual Punjabi pop scene , Planet M in Sector 17 today presented Sunanda Sharma, an upcoming vocalist in Hindustani Classical Music of Benaras Gharana which incidentally failed to attract much crowd to the performing hall of the music house here this evening.

Oh brother! these brothers
Chandigarh, November 16
A little more freedom — that is all undergraduate Zoya wants from her over-protective, not-so-understanding, personal bodyguard in guise of a brother as she applies tilak on his broad forehead on Bhaiya Duj.

Exhibition on Lord Mahavira
Chandigarh, November 16
The Chandigarh Administration will organise an exhibition on Bhagvan Mahavira: The Victor with Non-Violence” on the occasion of his 2600th birth anniversary celebrations in tandem with the Chandigarh Jain Maha Sangh.

Natyotsav on Nov 24
Chandigarh, November 16
Sambhang Theatre group, the cultural wing of Swami Ram Tirath Educational Cultural and H M Society, will organise the 11th Natyotsav-2001, a drama festival, at the auditorium of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, on November 24.


DAVSSS-8 win handball titles
Chandigarh, November 16
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, bagged handball title in the UT Inter-school Meet in under-19 and under-17 sections held here today. In the under-19 finals, DAVSSS-8 defeated GMSSS-23, at 26-14 while in the under 17 section, they beat Manav Mangal High school-21 at 20-5.

  • Boxing team

  • Boxing meet

  • Wrestling team


Jacob pleads for more powers for UT Administrator
Chandigarh, November 16
The Governor of Punjab, Lt-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), who is also the Administrator of UT, Chandigarh, pleaded for more autonomy and powers for the Administrator of UT at the seventh meeting of the inter-state council presided over by the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, at New Delhi today.Top

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