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Professor know thyself
Self-appraisal scheme for PU faculty
Chandigarh, November 27
As a step towards promoting introspection among teachers, Panjab University has decided to introduce the practice of self-appraisal for teachers with immediate effect.

Punjab Govt ‘nudging’ Nayagaon boundaries?
SAS Nagar, November 27
After issuing a draft notification to constitute a Notified Area Committee (NAC) in Nayagoan, the Punjab Government is learnt to have initiated a move to redefine the boundaries of the proposed civic body to benefit certain “resourceful” persons having land, protected under the provisions of the Forest Act — a fact denied by officials.

Punjab, Haryana owe Rs 8.52 crore to PGI
Chandigarh, November 27
The governments of Punjab and Haryana owe a whopping Rs 8.52 crore to the PGI on account of maintenance charges of 200 beds in the hospital. This effectively amounts to 5 per cent of the PGI’s annual budget. Although both the state governments have agreed in principle to pay this amount to the PGI, the PGI authorities state that they are still pursuing the matter with the Chief Secretaries of both the governments for payment of these arrears.



Canvassing on, charges flow
Chandigarh, November 27
The BJP today countered the Congress charges, accusing it of not working for the city under the term of its MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, who had allegedly let his MP fund lapse in the last term.

Four dry days for MC poll
Chandigarh, November 27
The Chandigarh Administration today announced December 6, 7, 8 and 11 as dry days to ensure free and fair polling for the December 8 Municipal Corporation elections.

Support extended to Janata Party candidate
Chandigarh, November 27
The Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal (United), Janata Dal (Secular) and Lok Janshakti Party have extended support to the lone Janata Party candidate from ward 3, Mr Ajay Jagga, who is contesting as an Independent.

Ms Poonam Singh sits on a dharna at Matka Chowk in Chandigarh on Tuesday.Lovers’ path bedecked with thorns
Chandigarh, November 27
The banner loosely hanging on the bamboo poles outside the Sector 16 Rose Garden does not indicate much. It simply reads “India can be different, if we are not indifferent”. The message in the deep dark eyes of Ms Poonam Singh, editor of a Punjabi monthly is much more vivid: “I will not rest till two adults, willing to get married, are united”.

Ms Poonam Singh sits on a dharna at Matka Chowk in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Ban orders on commercial establishments
Chandigarh, November 27
The running of commercial establishments such as restaurants, pubs, liquor vends, discotheques, clubs and hawking by roadside vendors has been prohibited from 1 a.m. to 4.30 a.m. in Chandigarh.

Notice to park authorities
SAS Nagar, November 27
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) has initiated criminal proceedings under the Punjab New Periphery Control Act, 1852, against the Managing Director of Doaba Amusement park, for raising illegal structures in the periphery. The amusement park is located at Sawara village along the Landhran-Chunni road.


‘Good governance aim of rights panel’
Chandigarh, November 27
“Good governance is when people are made aware of what is expected of them,” says Justice J.S. Verma, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, maintaining that the task of the commission is not to find fault but ensure good governance.

Top architecture award for S.D. Sharma
Chandigarh, November 27
Mr Shiv Datt Sharma, an eminent architect of undivided Punjab, has been chosen for the prestigious Baburao Mhatre Gold Medal for outstanding lifetime contribution to the field of architecture. The award is given by the Indian Institute of Architects, the apex body.

Carnival promises journey into fun
Chandigarh, November 27
The UT Administration is all set to inject magic into the air. Two days from now, the Leisure Valley in Sector 10 will be all decked up to suit the mood of vibrant activities which will mark the carnival, beginning here on November 30.

One killed, three hurt in accident
Kharar, November 27
One person was killed and three were injured in a head-on collision between a car and a truck near Balaungi village on the Kharar-SAS Nagar road today.

Allotment of land sought
Chandigarh, November 27
The Chandigarh State Federation of Cooperative House Building Societies today regretted that notwithstanding its assurance to members of the cooperative house building societies to issue land allotment letters on or before Divali, the Administration had not issued the letters so far.

Improve literacy rate among women: Jacob
Chandigarh, November 27
The Punjab Governor, Lt-Gen JFR Jacob, PVSM, today underlined the need to upgrade the medical and education infrastructure in the rural areas to improve the quality of life of the people living in the remote rural areas.

‘Save power to generate power’
Chandigarh, November 27
There has to be a generation of one lakh mega watts of power within 10 years if India wants to attain its aim of providing ‘power-on-demand’ to its people . This is equal to what we have been able to generate in the past 50 years and requires an investment of Rs 4 lakh crore, said Mr A.A. Khan, CMD, Power Finance Corporation (PFC) during a presentation-cum-discussion organised jointly by the Ministry of Power and PFC here today.

Plan to expand cattle ponds
Chandigarh, November 27
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to facilitate opening of cattle shelter/goshalas where the cattle, not owned by any party, may have to be kept indefinitely by giving them full facilities of feed, medical care etc.

Devotees throng temple
Chandigarh, November 27
The local unit of the Shyam Prachar Mandal, celebrated appearance day of Lord Khatu Shyam Prabhu, at Pracheen Hanuman Mandir, Sector 32, here today. Hundreds of devotees thronged the temple on the occasion, according to Mr Jagdish Aggarwal, president of the mandal.

Nagar kirtan


Poor water supply
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) should note that water supply to Sector 6 of Panchkula has gone from bad to worse. The authorities have no courtesy of informing the people about the cut in water supply well in advance so that we could store water.

  • Street lights


Dharam Pal, arrested on theft charge, in police custody at the Sector 39 police station, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Two held, stolen goods recovered
Chandigarh, November 27
With the arrest of two persons, including a minor, the Chandigarh Police today claimed to have solved several cases of thefts reported from Maloya and Dadu Majra Colony during the past two months.

Dharam Pal, arrested on theft charge, in police custody at the Sector 39 police station, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. 
— A Tribune photograph

One held on assault charge
Chandigarh, November 27
The police has arrested a resident of Colony No 5, Pramod Kumar, for allegedly assaulting an MC employee and a labourer engaged in road repair work near Mani Majra.

4 accidents reported
Panchkula, November 27
Four accidents were reported here during the past 24 hours. While two scooterists were injured in an accident on the road separating Sectors 7 and 8 this evening, the other three accidents took place yesterday.


Models at the launch of a product at Hotel Mountview in Chandigarh on Tuesday.Manpreet launches new product
Chandigarh, November 27
Super model Manpreet Brar launched the line of Schwarzkopf Professional hair product at a glittering function held at Hotel Mountview here today. Top models of the city were a part of the function. The company is top of the line in hair cosmetics in Germany and is now introducing its range in India. These products include four different types of products with different effects on different types of hair.

Models at the launch of a product at Hotel Mountview in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Association officials removed
Chandigarh, November 27
An emergency meeting of the executive body of the Property Consultants Association, Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula, held here today decided to remove Mr R.P. Malhotra from the post of chairman, Mr R.K. Bhasin from the post of chief patron and Mr R.K. Gupta from the post of legal adviser of the association with immediate effect.


DCs attend orientation programme
Chandigarh, November 27
The Regional Resource Centre for Adult and Continuing Education, Panjab University, organised a one day orientation programme for Deputy Commissioners from Punjab here today.

Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, prepare for their performance at the annual prize distribution function of the school in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, prepare for their performance at the annual prize distribution function of the school in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Students participate in the clay modelling competition as part of the Youth Festival at the Government College for Boys, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Students participate in the clay modelling competition as part of the Youth Festival at the Government College for Boys, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Scintillating show by Bal Niketan kids
Chandigarh, November 27
A variety of cultural items marked the annual prize distribution function of Nav Bal Niketan Model Middle School, Sector 20, held at Tagore Theatre here today.

  • A tribute to cultural heritage

  • St. Stephens’ students scintillate

Good response to youth fest on
day 2
Chandigarh, November 27
The second day of the PU Zone B Youth Festival elicited a good response from the students today, with the morning session dominated by literary activities at Government College, Sector 11. 

Applause for archaeology films
Chandigarh, November 27
A four-day festival of films on History and Archaeology started at the Panjab University here yesterday. Organised by the Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, PU, in collaboration with Alliance Francaise “Le Corbusier de Chandigarh”, the festival was inaugurated by Prof Mohan Maharishi, Dean, University Instruction, PU.

Fill posts, demand ex-servicemen
Chandigarh, November 27
With ex-servicemen alleging non-filling up of reserved posts in the Punjab Education Department, the Directorate of Sainik Welfare, Punjab, has decided to take up the matter with the DPI’s office tomorrow.

Supplementary exam results
Chandigarh, November 27
The honours school of B.Sc classes of Panjab University topped the list of the results of the supplementary examinations declared here today.

PU students mind their queues
Chandigarh, November 27
The fee-collection process at the counters of Panjab University was stalled here today, following protests by the Panjab University Campus Students Council.

Students take part in a Polio awareness cycle rally in Phase VI, SAS Nagar, on Tuesday. Children on bicycles with a message
SAS Nagar, November 27
Two bicycle processions by school children were organised here today to spread awareness about dental health care and the pulse polio programme.

Students take part in a Polio awareness cycle rally in Phase VI, SAS Nagar, on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph

‘Help the legally unaware’
Chandigarh, November 27
Legal Awareness Day was celebrated in Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here today. Mr Anmol Sidhu, a Deputy Advocate General, was the chief guest on the occasion.


ADC told to inspect site; stop fishing
Chandigarh, November 27
In less than a week after a report appeared in The Tribune on Sutlej waters turning toxic and killing fish, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today took suo motu notice and directed the state of Punjab and all its functionaries to take immediate steps to stop fishing in the area till further orders.

  • Lok Adalat order on higher claim quashed
  • Summons to RTO, Gurdaspur SDM
  • Auction of plots subject to orders

Doc’s statement recorded in Beant assassination case
Chandigarh, November 27
Hearing in the Beant Singh assassination case continued today, with recording of the statement of a witness, Dr Sushil Goyal of General Hospital, before the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhalla, in a special makeshift courtroom at the Model Burail Jail. The Judge adjourned the case for tomorrow.

  • Murder case
  • 3 months’ RI
  • Four remanded

Furnish particulars of servants: DM
Chandigarh, November 27
As an emergency measure to check the rising crime rate in the city, the District Magistrate, Mr M. Ramsekhar, has issued orders that residents of Chandigarh, including landlords, tenants and those running commercial establishments, shall not employ any domestic servants, helpers and part-time maids unless his/her particulars are furnished to the police station concerned in writing.


Anandji to  give away Rafi Awards
Chandigarh, November 27
Music director Anandji will be the chief guest on Rafi Nite, the annual function of the Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society, to be held on December 9 at Tagore Theatre here.


‘Enable the disabled through barrier-free environs’
Chandigarh, November 27
A seminar on ‘Disability prevention and rehabilitation’ was inaugurated by the Adviser UT, Ms Neeru Nanda, at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 here today.

Neeru to open Pulse Polio Programme
Chandigarh, November 27
The Advisor to the Administrator of the Chandigarh Administration, Ms Neeru Nanda, will inaugurate the pulse polio programme on December 1, at 10 a.m. at her residence, House No 67, Sector 7-A.

Magic show for kids at PGI
Chandigarh, November 27
The Heart-to-Heart Service Society will organise an entertainment-cum-magic show for children admitted to the Advanced Paediatric Centre of the PGI tomorrow. The children will also be treated to eatables, sponsored by Mrs Suchita Jain and Ms Jasleen Bajaj.

Directive to meat sellers
Chandigarh, November 27
The Director, Health Services, UT, has directed meat and fish sellers of the city to comply with the provisions of the PFA Act and rules there under and has warned that strict action will be taken against violators.

Make dispensary operational, say residents
Chandigarh, November 27
Residents of the Mansa Devi Complex have urged Dr J.L. Chaudhary, Director-General, Health Services, Haryana, to take steps for the commencement of a civil dispensary at the Mansa Devi Complex in Panchkula.


Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh, inaugurates the golf event of the National Games at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Tuesday.
Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh, inaugurates the golf event of the National Games at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Tuesday. 

GGSCW-26 bags gymnastics title
Chandigarh, November 27
Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, bagged the Panjab University Inter-College Gymnastics Women Championship by securing 65.70 points. Government College For Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, and GGD SD College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, secured second and third place, respectively, with 52.90 and 46.60 points.

  • Hockey meet

  • Basketball meet

New infrastructure, thanks to Games
SAS Nagar, November 27
With the eight-day shooting events of the 31st National Games coming to an end today at the new shooting ranges in SAS Nagar, the Punjab Rifle Shooting Association is proud to have faced the hard challenges before and during the games.


Check illegal plying of taxis: DC
Panchkula, November 27
The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, has directed the police authorities, SDM, Panchkula and Kalka, General Manager, Haryana Roadways, and the District Transport Officer to check the plying of maxi cabs without documents, or with fake documents.

Poor response to HUDA auction
Panchkula, November 27
The auction for 116 commercial sites by the Haryana Urban Development Authority here today drew a lukewarm response and only 28 sites could be sold.

Vets demand non-practising allowance
Chandigarh, November 27
Veterinary doctors in Punjab today proceeded on a one-day mass casual leave to protest allegedly against the failure of the Government to implement as their demands.

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