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CBI, don’t look in Tihar, your witnesses are here
Chandigarh, November 23
The Central Bureau of Investigation recently found itself in a strange position when it sent summons for four important witnesses in the Beant Singh assassination case to Tihar Jail, New Delhi, and came to know that the latter had already been released eight months ago by a Delhi court.

Alliance a joke as things get serious
Chandigarh, November 23
The alliance of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiromani Akali Dal for the December 8 municipal elections tottered away today at the local level. Dissidents in the BJP, including its office-bearers, have rejected the pleas of the party leadership to withdraw from the contest.

Pvt parties to check stray cattle menace
Panchkula, November 23
The menace of stray cattle in most townships in the state will now be a thing of the past. The government is reportedly considering a proposal for private parties being invited for rounding up these animals.



EO’s posting sparks row among councillors
SAS Nagar, November 23
Resentment is brewing among the councillors of the ruling group in the local civic body over the move by the Punjab Government to “forcibly” post Mr K.S. Brar as Executive Officer here. This has been done despite the fact that general house has passed a resolution opposing Mr Brar as EO in the civic body.

Fourteen hurt as bus, truck collide
Chandigarh, November 23
Fourteen persons were injured after a truck collided with a Haryana Roadways bus at the level crossing on the Chandigarh-Panchkula highway early this morning. The truck overturned due to the impact and rammed into a streetlight pole.

A truck lies astride the median near the level crossing on the Chandigarh-Panchkula highway after colliding with a Haryana Roadways bus on Friday morning. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

A truck lies astride the median near the level crossing on the Chandigarh-Panchkula highway after colliding with a Haryana Roadways bus on Friday morning.

Pathak for open evaluation system
As part of its endeavour to introduce reforms in the teaching-learning process, Panjab University subscribes to the concept of “autonomous” colleges.
Each “autonomous” college develops the infrastructure, in terms of men and material, as prescribed by the University Grants Commission that periodically inspects and grants accreditation.


Partial demolitions by PUDA in villages
SAS Nagar, November 23
Today’s drive by the enforcement staff (regulatory) of Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority in Nayagaon and Kansal was aimed at discouraging people from undertaking construction till the Notified Area Committee was constituted.

The construction activity in Adarsh Nagar (Nayagaon) resumed soon after the demolition squad of PUDA staff left the area on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

The construction activity in Adarsh Nagar (Nayagaon) resumed soon after the demolition squad of PUDA staff left the area on Friday.

CVM candidate joins Congress
Chandigarh, November 23
The Congress today scored a point over the Chandigarh Vikas Manch, led by Mr Harmohan Dhawan, by getting a CVM candidate from ward number 12 to join the Congress.

‘Depletion of water resources a threat to mankind’
Chandigarh, November 23
Depletion of water resources is the greatest threat to mankind in the 21st century. This was stated by the renowned environmentalist, Mr Sunder Lal Bahuguna, while addressing a talk on ‘Conserve Water, Control Pollution’ organised at the ICSSR complex at Panjab University here today.

Sunder Lal Bahuguna, a renowned environmentalist, rides on a bicycle enroute to a talk on pollution control at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Sunder Lal Bahuguna, a renowned environmentalist, rides on a bicycle enroute to a talk on pollution control at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday.

‘Amendments have made IT Act complex’
Chandigarh, November 23
The Income Tax Act contains only 300 Sections but until now it has been amended more than 3,000 times in the name of rationalisation and simplification, said Mr N.D. Gupta , president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Students at your service
There are two good reasons for a visit to Nimantran restaurant of the Food Craft Institute in Sector 42 to be rewarding. First, it is the first such venture to have come up in an institution of learning in India. Secondly, it is managed by the students of the institute.

The week with a spicy topping
Chandigarh, November 23
This week saw a unique celebration of the 2,600th birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira. Much to the surprise of many Jains in the city, the UT Administration came forward like never before to celebrate the event in the right fashion.

For Punjabis with American dreams
Chandigarh, November 23
Most Punjabis harbour American dreams, which is the theme of the maiden venture of Kontact Production, ‘Pinjra’, a Punjabi TV serial, the shooting of which is to begin from November 26 near Panchkula.

Powermen oppose privatisation move
Chandigarh, November 23
The UT Powermen Union yesterday flayed the decision of the Chandigarh Administration to privatise the Electricity Department,
A press note issued by the union said the Administration had invited tenders for distribution of electricity bills and meter reading under the Electricity Operation Subdivision No 9 in Sector 43 into private hands.

Urdu to be introduced as optional subject
Panchkula, November 23
The Haryana Government will introduce Urdu as an optional subject in colleges from the next academic session. The Haryana Urdu Akademi will set up an Urdu club for college students to popularise the language in the state.

Cleanliness campaign
Panchkula, November 23
The Haryana Urban Development Authority yesterday launched a cleanliness campaign in the township with the engineering wing, horticulture wing and sanitation wing joining hands for cleaning the town.


Fake currency seized
Panchkula, November 23
The police has seized fake currency worth Rs 22,000 in 100 rupee notes after these were given to a local jeweller as payment for goods bought from him. The accused, however, managed to escape.

Five cases of theft in city
Chandigarh, November 23
Sector 38 resident Nand Lal has reported that Rs 10,000, a chequebook, a passbook, voter’s identity card and an ATM card have been stolen from his residence. The police has registered a case.

City resident gets 3-month RI
Chandigarh, November 23
A city resident was sentenced to three months rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 500 under the Prevention of Food Adulteration case yesterday by a local court. The accused, Vijay Kumar, was sentenced to imprisonment by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L. Mohal.


Schools to have Green Army
Chandigarh, November 23
Concerned over lack of environment awareness among students, the Centre has asked the state governments and the union territories to raise the National Green Army in schools by forming eco-clubs to undertake action-based programmes for protection, preservation and improvement of environment.

Exhibition concludes
Chandigarh, November 23
The state science exhibition, 2001, organised by the State Institute of Education in collaboration with the NCERT, New Delhi, and the Department of Science and Technology, Chandigarh Administration, at Parade Ground in Sector 17, concluded with the declaration of the winners here yesterday.


More vigorous action against rash drivers
Chandigarh, November 23
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice H.S. Bedi and Mr Justice A.S. Garg today directed subordinate courts to ensure that in cases of extreme negligence and rashness and only where the evidence and circumstances so warranted, a charge under Sections 304/302, IPC, might be framed along with an alternative charge under Section 304-A of the code.

Sub-Inspector gets bail
Chandigarh, November 23
Two city policemen who were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in a corruption case, were granted bail today by a local court. Sub-Inspector Om Parkash and Head Constable Devinder Kumar were arrested by the CBI while accepting bribe from a local resident.


Glimpses of Kashmiri embroidery
Chandigarh, November 23
Mumtaz Shah is one of the many traditional craftsmen of Kashmir who have suffered a lot due to the ongoing turmoil in the Valley. Exquisite embroidery as well as walnut wood furniture works created in Kashmir are struggling for a breather.

The magic of nautical charts
Chandigarh, November 23
Her works are about freedom of execution. Lack of training in art has come handy to Mumbai -based artist Smiley Puri, whose works, now on display at Art Folio in Sector 9, are rough and rugged. The brush does not follow a set path. It doodles all over the base, creating patterns which at times even amuse the artist.


Talk on changing role of radiotherapy
Chandigarh, November 23
An active interaction of new ideas and techniques in the care of cancer through radiation took place on the second day of the ongoing national conference of the Association of Radiation Oncologists at the PGI here today.

900 students join polio rally
Chandigarh, November 23
About 900 students of Government High School, Sector 40-A took part in a polio awareness rally organised by the school authority in collaboration with the Health Department, Chandigarh Administration, and the Citizen Awareness Group here today.

Rally by GMCH employees union
Chandigarh, November 23
The PGI Employees Union showed its support with the Government Medical College and Hospital Employees Union at the lunch hour rally of the GMCH employees held here today.


Deependu, Surbhi Mahajan declared best athletes
Chandigarh, November 23
Mount Carmel School, Chandigarh and SAS Nagar, today organised annual sports day on the school premises, Sector 47. The students participated in various events like carrying the ball, elephant race, finding the coin, collecting balls, monkey race, one legged race, hockey race, skipping race, frog race, train race, spoon lemon race, sack race, three legged race, pot race, slow cycling, dribbling basketball in single lane, 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres races, long jump, high jump, shot put, relay race. Students of Mount Carmel School participate in the “dribbling basketball in single lane” at the annual sports meet in Chandigarh on Friday.

Students of Mount Carmel School participate in the “dribbling basketball in single lane” at the annual sports meet in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


Admn order on sale of spices, condiments
Chandigarh, November 23
The Director Health Services-cum-Food Health Authority, UT, has directed the general public that no person shall sell powdered spices and condiments in a loose condition, and any person violating this rule will be punished in accordance with the law, including seizure of articles by food inspector on the spot.


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