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Adviser told to pay DA to daily wagers
Rs 5.39 lakh to be recovered from officials who misguided
Chandigarh, December 20
Declaring that the UT Administration has been negligent while taking a decision, the Central Administrative Tribunal has directed the UT Adviser to pay dearness allowance to 1,078 daily wagers and to recover the amount of Rs 5.39 lakh as costs from the administrative officers who had been instrumental in misguiding the Administration regarding the points of law and fixing responsibility.

Building division rules notified
To come into force with immediate effect
Chandigarh, December 20
Rules which will allow division of buildings on an apartment-wise basis in the city were formally notified by the Chandigarh Administration today and will come into force immediately.




Tender for security: GMCH in a fix
Proposes to invite tenders again
Chandigarh, December 20
The Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, seems to be caught in a precarious situation in trying to get a suitable round-the-clock security service for itself. While the hospital authorities claim that none of the applicants fulfill the conditions laid down by the hospital and re-tendering will be resorted to, a particular security agency has alleged that the authorities are biased in favour of a particular company and creating conditions to shunt out the others.

Construction on acquired land 
Minister leads the way
SAS Nagar, December 20
The decision of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority to re-allot land in the area acquired for five new sectors south of the town has encouraged unauthorised construction activity there.

The under-construction house of the Minister of State for Industries and Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Prof Jagir Singh Bhullar, at Sohana village, on a land that has been acquired by PUDA. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Mumbai police seeks help
SAS Nagar, December 20
In the multi-crore computer education racket by Wintech Computers and its sister concerns, the Mumbai police has sought the help of the Ropar police in tracking down at least 11 promoters and directors of the duping firms. The racket, exposed in June last, had affected thousands of students.

Casting net for cyber criminal a challenge
Chandigarh, December 20
A day-long seminar was organised by the Chandigarh police to discuss legal aspects and investigation of cyber crime, besides e-commerce and economic frauds. In his address, the President of NASSCOM, Mr Kiran Karnik, said hacking and defacing websites and spreading of viruses are among the serious challenges that India was facing today.

Delegates at a one-day workshop on cyber crime organised by the Chandigarh police in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

This is neither a platform nor a bus-stand nor a railway station. This is a roundabout of Panchkula where employees come for a "quick nap" during the sunny lunch break. — Photo Karam Singh

Pakoras spice up cookery contest
Chandigarh, December 20
It was a meeting of ordinary amateur culinary experts and Bharat Petroleum, the LPG provider, which most of the time is the medium used to cook up delicacies. Age and gender is no bar in whipping up lip-smacking fare.

  • Tips on using LPG

Annual distribution function
Chandigarh, December 20
The annual distribution function of the Official Language Implementation Committee, Chandigarh, was held here today, in which various Central Government offices and government employees were awarded prizes and certificates for their outstanding and commendable performances in the propagation of the Hindi language.

She plans to polish rough edges
SAS Nagar, December 20
Not all people have adequate knowledge of basic etiquette and cannot conduct themselves with ease in society. This often leads to embarrassment all around. It is keeping such people in mind that Mrs Amita Sinha, a local resident, plans to start a course that will help them overcome their problems and gain confidence. Her target group, she says, will comprise women belonging to the upper middle class.

Residents demand underbridge
Chandigarh, December 20
Residents of several villages along the road linking Kambala village and Industrial Area, Phase IX, SAS Nagar, are demanding construction of an underbridge on the proposed Chandigarh - Ludhiana rail link near Kambala village.

Essence of success lies in sincerity
ARD work never goes unrewarded. If you are willing to put in your best, the fruits of your labour will be sweet. I began in a modest way in 1988. I slogged through day and night with the single-minded devotion to carve a niche for myself. Today, I have turned Amartex into a multi-crore enterprise. We have 14 retail outlets in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.


Truck hits DC’s car
Panchkula, December 20
The staff car of the Deputy Commissioner of Yamunanagar (HR-02C-9898) was hit by a truck near Bataur village this morning. Mr Sharma, along with the Superintendent of Police, Yamunanagar, Mr M.S. Ahlawat, was coming to Chandigarh for attending the meeting convened by the Chief Minister.

Three thieves arrested
Chandigarh, December 20
Three persons have been arrested in various cases of theft, and stolen property has been recovered from their possession. A CD player reportedly stolen from the university campus a few days ago has been recovered from Pardeep, a resident of Kumhar Colony, Sector 25, and Shiva, a resident of Janata Colony, Sector 25.

One held for creating bomb hoax
Chandigarh, December 20
The police has arrested a student of the SD College, Sector 32, for allegedly making a hoax call that two bombs have been planted in the college premises. The accused is reported to be a minor.


Britannia launches Milkman’s milk
Chandigarh, December 20
Britannia Industries Limited has announced the introduction of its fresh milk in Chandigarh, launched under the Milkman brand. The milk would be available in a range of variants — standardised milk, double toned milk and full cream milk. All of these would be available in 1 litre and 1/2 litre packs. The product has been competitively priced vis-a-vis other major brands available in the city.

Parking lots bidders to get prime land
Chandigarh, December 20
A group of contractors, who bid for parking lots in Sector 17, are to be allotted about 1,600 square feet of prime land in Sector 17 free of cost. Yes free, without even some kind of nominal rent to operate their office from there.


PU seeks share in self-financing courses
Chandigarh, December 20
Panjab University proposes to charge 20 per cent of the consolidated fee for the self-financing courses being charged by the affiliated colleges from the forthcoming academic session (2002-2003). The proposal will come up for consideration in the forthcoming Senate meeting, reliable sources said.

‘Need to revive interest in mathematics’
Chandigarh, December 20
Prof R. P. Bambah, former Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University and a Member of The Tribune Trust, said that it was very essential to build up enthusiasm among mathematics teachers to revive interest in the subject.

Dr V.N. Nanda, former Professor, Centre for Advanced Studies in Mathematics, PU, speaks at a seminar on making mathematics interesting at Dev Samaj College in Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Stephenians remember old times
Chandigarh , December 20
For over 100 old students of St. Stephen’s College (New Delhi) Old Students Association, Chandigarh chapter, this evening was time to rekindle the ‘spirit’ of the college days. For them it was the time to meet the batch mates, the seniors and of course the juniors.

Relay fast by college staff
Chandigarh, December 20
The Joint Action Committee of non-government aided colleges comprising managements, principals, colleges and non-teaching staff began relay fast outside the office of the DPI (Colleges), Punjab, Sector 17, here today.

Folk, western dances by tiny tots
SAS Nagar, December 20
A dazzling display of dance and drama marked the annual function of Shemrock School held in Sector 69 here today. The tiny tots impressed the audience. As many as 600 students in the age group of three to seven years presented a medley of folk dances, action rhymes, western dances and plays.

Students of Shemrock School, SAS Nagar, dress up to perform at the annual function of the school on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


SP’s bail plea dismissed
Chandigarh, December 20
Finding no merit, Mr Justice M.L. Singhal of the Punjab and Haryana HIgh Court today dismissed the bail application filed by Deputy Superintendent of Police Sher Singh Cheema, accused of killing his gunman. Cheema was booked by the Punjab Police for murder and attempt to murder under Sections 302 and 307 of the Indian Penal Code after the victim’s uncle alleged that his nephew was fired upon with an AK-47 rifle by the DSP, under the influence of liquor on August 16, 1999.

  • Court record summoned
  • Notice on plea for restraint in MP’s panel

Speedy disposal of legal cases in Army stressed
Chandigarh, December 20
A conference of Judge Advocate General’s Department officers posted in the Western Zone was organised at Headquarters Western Command in Chandimandir cantonment, near here, today. Coinciding with the raising anniversary of the JAG Department, the conference was held to deliberate upon important legal matters.

CAT Bar Association splits
Chandigarh, December 20
The general body meeting of the Central Administration Tribunal Bar Association at an emergency meeting attended by about 100 members has expelled Mr H.C. Arora from association for allegedly making false complaints, said the secretary of the Bar, Mr D.R. Sharma.


admalaya Telefilms Limited and Krishna presentation “Aamdani Atthanni Khurcha Rupaiya” is produced by the House of Padmalayas whose Amitabh Bachchan-starrer “Sooryavansham” could not click at the box-office. However, the Manmohan Desai of South India K. Raghvendra Rao, is coming back with a bang this time and has great expectations from “Aamdani Atthani........”. It is a remake of Raghvendra Rao’s hit Telugu movie. The film will be released today at Nirman, Chandigarh and K.C., Panchkula.


PGI to demand Rs 300 cr
Chandigarh, December 20
In a case passed and forwarded by the PGI Standing Finance Committee, the PGI will be demanding a sum close to Rs 300 crore for its 10th five year plan from the Central Government. The detailed demand listing the individual demands made by the various departments of the PGI forms the part of agenda of the meeting of the PGI Standing Finance Committee scheduled to be held tomorrow at New Delhi.


Harinder to play in international squash meets
Chandigarh, December 20
Harinder Pal Sandhu, a student of Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar has been selected for two major international squash meets during the next couple of days. The first Scottish Junior open squash meet at Edinburgh (Scotland) is from December 27 to 30 and the British Junior Open at Sheffield from January 2. This was disclosed by Amitoj Inder Singh, his squash coach.

  • Kabaddi championship

  • Handball tournament

  • Carrom meet


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