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Paid parking in sectors 17, 8 from next year
Chandigarh, December 15
Parking of vehicles in Sectors 17 and 8 will undergo a change from next year. Paid parking will be introduced under three categories of parking arranged in the city’s main shopping piazza in Sector 17 as well as along the Madhya Marg in sector 8.

Rain ends dry spell in city
Chandigarh, December 15
The city and its vicinity received the season’s first rainfall today, ending the long dry spell. According to the local met office, the city received 6 mm rain today, which resulted in the mercury plunging seven degrees below normal.

A handicapped girl being taken on a "joyride" after the first showers of the winter by her sisters. A handicapped girl being taken on a “joyride” after the first showers of the winter by her sisters. Tribune lensman Karam Singh captured the scene in Chandigarh on Saturday morning.



EARLIER STORIES

 

Speed limits renotified
SAS Nagar, December 15
Depending upon the volume of traffic being handled by a particular road, the local administration has renotified the speed limits — varying between 40 and 55 kmph. The speed limits for two wheelers, which had not been included in the earlier notification, have now been prescribed.

Id namaz timings
Chandigarh, December 15
The Imam of Jama Masjid in Sector 20, Maulana Mohammed Ajmal Khan, has announced that the Id-ul-Fitr namaz ‘ will be offered from 9 am to 9.45 am at different mosques in and around the city.

FILM REVIEW
A star-studded family drama
‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’ (Piccadily and KC; and Suraj (Panchkula) is a necklace of beautiful pearls of family emotions which somehow fails to present a unified copy of art due to poor assembly. The over-sized length (three hours and 45 minutes) takes away some shine from a hearted attempt by the ‘glorious’ cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Jaya Bachchan.

Dearer tickets sans logic
Chandigarh, December 15
The film ‘Kabhi khushi kabhi Gam’ has been a costly proposition for viewers. The ticket cost Rs 10 more than the normal cost of Rs 25. The logic of cinema authorities is that the film is long and has cost them more.

 

COMMUNITY

A date with dazzling chrysanthemums
Chandigarh, December 15
The call of flowers is hard to refuse. That explains why rain could not keep the flower lovers away from the dressed up Terraced Garden for long. Shining with dazzling chrysanthemums which form a part of the 15th annual Chrysanthemum Show inaugurated today, the Sector 33 garden is bearing a near-celestial look.

Rain played a spoilsport on the inaugural day of the 15th Chrysanthemum show at Terrace Garden in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan
Rain played a spoilsport on the inaugural day of the 15th Chrysanthemum show at Terrace Garden in Chandigarh on Saturday.

“Single window banking”
Chandigarh, December 15
The Chief General Manager of State Bank of India, Mr Rajendra Kakker, today launched “single window banking” at the Sector 17 branch of the bank.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Kakker said the addition of the single window concept was for the convenience of the bank’s NRI customers who were accustomed to similar services from foreign banks.

Xmas goodies dot markets
Chandigarh, December 15
For anxious eyes searching for Christmas presents, departmental stores all over the city are full of glittering stars shining under the dazzelling lights. This is not all. The shops are also decked up with alluring jingle bells, mistletoe, streamers, attractive greeting cards and other decoration items for the occasion.

Tightening the noose despite rain: Unfazed by showers, security personnel conduct a check near the Punjab and Haryana Secretariat in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Tightening the noose despite rain: Unfazed by showers, security personnel conduct a check near the Punjab and Haryana Secretariat in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

EATING OUT
Food fresh from the sea
Chandigarh
The fact that we are nowhere near the sea, does not mean that Chandigarhians should be denied the luxury of having good seafood.
For those who have a taste for that special fish with no odour, but a feel of fresh sea breeze, or those who want to savour the exotic shrimps and prawns that one generally hears about, Hotel Sunbeam, Sector 22, (opposite the bus stand) is the place to visit.

READERS WRITE
Concern over LPG malpractices

The people of Chandigarh have been exploited by the LPG agents for long. Consumers are supplied underweight and/or water-filled cylinders. It may be recalled that last year, of the 24 gas agencies, 14 were challaned by the weights and Measures Department for supplying underwight LPG cylinders to consumers.

YOUNG VOICE
Dr Rajinder Singla Putting up a fight against corruption
Chandigarh, December 15
People like Dr Rajinder Singla have in them what great men are made of. A PhD from Panjab University in Botany, Dr Singla also has an LLB degree. A firebrand orator and a logician to the core, Dr Singla is a person who is against every and any wrong that he comes across in society.

SHO re-instated
Chandigarh, December 15
The station House Officer of Mani Majra police station, Inspector Sukh Pal Singh Rana, who was sent to Police Lines yesterday, for dereliction of duty, was re-instated today.

Maharana Pratap memorial gate stone laid
Dera Bassi, December 15
To mark the birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap, the Finance and Planning Minister of Punjab, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, today laid the foundation stone of Maharana Pratap memorial gate in Samgoli village near here today.

DSOI poll: last date for filing papers ends
Chandigarh, December 15
The last date of filing nominations for the elections for office-bearers of the Defence Services Officers Institute Sector 36, was over today.
Seven nominations have been received for the single post of vice-chairman of the managing committee, while four nominations have been received for the three posts of elected members.

 

CRIME

Thief caught from temple
Chandigarh, December 15
A resident of Sector 40, Ajay Kumar, was reportedly caught red-handed while stealing a silver pot used in religious ceremonies from a temple in Sector 39. He was handed over to the police.

 
EDUCATION

Need to adopt new technology
Chandigarh, December 15
Emphasising the need to adopt new technology, the mass interaction and training programme for principals and mangers held at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here today, focused on shifting focus of education from application to production.

Students captivate audience
Chandigarh, December 15
It was a flight of fantasy for the audience attending the function, “We are the World”, presented by the students of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Mohali branch, at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, here today.

Tiny tots of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Phase V, Mohali, perform at the annual function at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Tiny tots of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Phase V, Mohali, perform at the annual function at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Annual function of school
Chandigarh, December 15
Students of Vivek Nursery and Preparatory School, Sector 9, presented a cultural programme on the occasion of their 36th annual function held at Tagore Theatre, here yesterday. The DPI (Schools), Mr D.S. Saroya, was the chief guest.

COURTS

Don’t create animosity among lawyers: Bar body
Chandigarh, December 15
In the Bar council versus Bar association case, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association members have asked the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana not to create ‘animosity among the brother lawyers’ by issuing statements to the press.

Amendment to PUDA rules challenged
SAS Nagar, December 15
An allottee has challenged the retrospective amendment made by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority to the rules relating to non-construction fee.


 

HEALTH

Health ministry seeks information from PGI
Chandigarh, December 15
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, has sought for information from the PGI to enable it to answer a parliamentary question regarding alleged harassment and victimisation of some of its employees by the PGI authorities.

Experts warn against use of synthetic insulin
Chandigarh, December 15
Renowned diabetes experts of the country and the world gathered in the city for the annual conference of the RSSDI being held at the PGI are up in arms against the indiscriminate use of synthetic (so called Human) insulin by patients suffering from the disease.


 
SPORTS

Powerlifting team announced
Chandigarh, December 15
The Chandigarh Powerlifting Association has selected UT junior men powerlifting team for the XXIII Junior National Powerlifting Championship to be held at Bhopal from December 18 to 22.

SPORTS ROUND-UP
HPS shows strength in badminton
Chandigarh
Hansraj Public School, Panchkula, which has been known for its skating activities, has also shown its prowess in badminton. The badminton team of this school has this year won the Panchkula Inter-School Badminton Championship in different age groups. Last week, it won the title in the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Inter-Zone Badminton Tournament for girls held at Begusarai (Bihar).

The boys’ and girls’ teams of Hansraj Public School, Panchkula, with the trophies they won at the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Inter-Zone Badminton Championships.

The boys’ and girls’ teams of Hansraj Public School, Panchkula, with the trophies they won at the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Inter-Zone Badminton Championships.

 

ADMINISTRATION

12 complaints taken up at “khula durbar”
Panchkula, December 15
Rain played spoilsport at the first “khula durbar” organised by HUDA, Panchkula, held here today. Mr. Aroon Kumar Gupta, Administrator, HUDA, presided over the function. Only 12 complaints, most of them pertaining to the Estate Office were taken up during the “khula durbar”.

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