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PUDA reduces prices of booth sites by 10 pc
SAS Nagar, December 23
Realising that the price of free-hold booth sites in the town are "overpriced", the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has decided to offer the commercial sites at a price reduced by 10 per cent. At least 451 booth sites are now being offered under a fresh scheme.

It’s all work and no food for PGI doctors on night duty
Chandigarh, December 23
Junior and senior resident doctors working in the PGI, numbering at least 400, the most overworked and stressed out group of employees, are up in arms not about work, but food, or rather the non-availability of it. For doctors working on night duties at the Advanced Paediatric Centre, the PGI Emergency and Nehru Hospital, there is no decent meal available for them after 10 pm anywhere in the campus.



PU Senate to honour former VC
Chandigarh, December 23
In a rare honour, Panjab University will felicitate a former Vice-Chancellor for his achievements in chemical research. Reliable sources said Prof Ram Chand Paul, Vice-Chancellor of the university from July, 1974, to December, 1984, would be felicitated by the forthcoming Senate for lifetime achievement at the 38th annual convention of the Indian Chemical Society.

Syal allowed to attend office
Chandigarh, December 23
The focus of the 36 lakh investors from all over the country will shift from the UT Lok Adalat and Consumer Courts to the head office of the Golden Forest as its Chairman-cum-Managing Director R. K Syal, has been allowed to attend his office, for 10 day for six hours daily.

Two dead as truck hits tree
SAS Nagar, December 23
Two persons were killed and eight others injured when the truck by which they were travelling banged into a tree along the Sohana-Landhran road late last night. The two of the seriously injured, Nirmal Singh of Saidpur village and Mukhtair Singh of Machli village succumbed to their injuries at the PGI, Chandigarh.

Networking sans politics
Chandigarh, December 23
Full marks to Mr Suresh Chandel who has kept his promise to initiate networking of fellow MPs from the region to benefit all constituents and not individual constituencies.

TA units called for deployment
Chandigarh, December 23
In a significant development all infantry battalions in the Western Command Territorial Army Group are reported to have been called out for operational deployment.

ARDLY anyone knows what the three fountains created at various spots in the Sector 17 commercial area mean. They were originally conceived by Le Corbusier as part of the city heritage and were meant to add life to the concrete of the commercial complex. The condition of the fountains (especially of the two near Bank Square) is not too good.
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  • Prof M.S. Johal


TN endeavour to draw tourists
Chandigarh, December 23
In its endeavour to promote tourism as a major economic activity and an industry, Tamil Nadu, which has increased its tourism budget by almost five times, is now focusing on the northern region for domestic tourism. The state has adopted an aggressive publicity and awareness campaign to attract more domestic tourists.

Don’t look towards USA: experts
Chandigarh, December 23
A discussion on ‘Terrorist Attack on Indian democracy’ was organised by the Janshakti under the auspices of Servants of the People Society at Lajpat Rai Bhavan here today.

Balmiki uplift has been top priority, claims minister
Zirakpur, December 23
The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal has always accorded priority to improving the lifestyle of the downtrodden and those of the minority community in the state during the past over four years. Capt. Kanwaljit Singh, SAD General Secretary and Finance and Planning Minister, claimed at a convention organised by members of the Punjab Pradesh Balmiki Sabha Centre Committee in Lohgarh village, near here, today.

DIG’s book on terrorism released
Chandigarh, December 23
From ground-level tactics to formulating a national policy, “Terrorism and Response to Terrorist Threat” is a book which deals with the issue of terrorism at large and the means to counter it. Authored by Mr Ranjit K. Pachnanda, Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Kolkata, the book was released by the Governor of Punjab, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), here today.

Lieut. Gen, J.F.R Jacob (retd). releases “Terrorism and Response to Terrorist Threat” written by Ranjit K. Pachnanda at CII, Sector-31, Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Seminar on ninth Guru’s contribution
Panchkula, December 23
A seminar on the life and times of the ninth Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur was organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Panchkula, at Parishad Bhavan here today. The seminar titled “Guru Teg Bahadur — Hind di Chaddar,” dwelt on his sacrifice to save the Hindus from the cruelties of Mughal rulers.

Memorial to Pothohar martyrs planned
SAS Nagar, December 23
A memorial to the martyrs of the Pothohar “ghallughara” of 1947 is to be set up at Saneta village, near here. Two acres of “shamlat” land near Akal Ashram in Sohana has been given free of cost by the state’s Department of Rural Development and Panchayats for the purpose.

Rajni SharmaGolden girl of gymnastics
HE golden girl of gymnastics, Rajni Sharma, a BA II student of Patiala, created a flutter in the just-concluded National Games when she won three gold medals and a bronze, the maximum among those in the Punjab contingent. Today, she was present at the residence of Punjab Chief Minister P.S. Badal to receive cash award at a sports function. Rajni won gold medals in rope, hoop events and was declared the all-round best woman gymnast in the rhythmic event.

‘Make spot-testing of ornaments must’
Panchkula, December 23
The Panchkula Consumers Forum has urged upon the Director-General, Bureau of Indian Standards to make spot-testing of gold jewellery mandatory in order to curve the menace of under-carat selling of jewellery.

BJP observes ‘sankalp divas’
Chandigarh, December 23
The local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party observed ‘sankalp divas’ at the party office in Sector 33 here today with party workers being administered the oath on “maintaining the unity and integrity of the country at any cost”.

Fault hits phone lines
Chandigarh, December 23
Telephone subscribers in Chandigarh trying to dial SAS Nagar numbers could not get through during the evening hours due to a technical fault. The worst affected were the telephone connections on 26 and 67 series.


2 arrested on assault charge
Chandigarh, December 23
Two persons have been arrested for allegedly assaulting and threatening a Sector 40 resident. Mr Onkar Singh reported that he was assaulted by some persons near the Sector 41 church. The two accused arrested so far have been identified as Anup and Ashok. The police has registered a case.

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Discussion on new accounting standards held
Chandigarh, December 23
The newly notified accounting standards, six of which are mandatory from the current year itself, will result in more disclosures of the corporate financial statements and make the investor better informed, said Mr Balwinder Singh, a chartered accountant, while speaking at a session on Accounting Standards organised by the Chandigarh-Panchkula chapter of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India here today.


SJOBA teams comb city for treasure
Chandigarh, December 23
It was a festive mood at St John’s High School, Sector 26, where the ‘SJOBA Treasure Hunt’ elicited a tremendous response from old boys at the second day of the three-day celebrations here today.

Participants of ‘SJOBA Treasure Hunt’ move out in their cars from St John High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh on Sunday.  — A Tribune photograph

Seminar for IIT-JEE aspirants
Chandigarh, December 23
A seminar to help students achieve success in the IIT-JEE examination was organised by PIE Education, an institute involved in IIT-JEE and CBSE-PMT training, at Ambedkar Bhavan, Sector 37, here today.

Delayed start, spirited show
Chandigarh, December 23
As part of the ongoing Christmas festivities Mahatma Jyoti Rao Public School (Panipat) presented a cultural performance at the Rock Garden here today. The event was organised to mark World Peace Day celebrations.

Students of MJR Public School, Panipat, dance with Mr Nek Chand (third from right) during Christmas celebrations organised at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Nursery corner inaugurated
Chandigarh, December 23
A nursery corner of Sri Guru Hargobind Public School, Sector 40-C, was inaugurated by Mr N. S. Gujral, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the Punjab and Sind Bank on the school premises yesterday.


Payal breathes life into kuchipudi rhythms
Chandigarh, December 23
Payal Ramchandani, a young dancer, featured in the kuchipudi performance at the Pracheen Kala Kendra here today. Payal, a disciple of the renowned dance couple Raja and Radha Reddy, featured at the show organised in collaboration with the Air Hostess Academy, New Delhi. The show began with a customary prayer to Lord Ganesha — ‘Vinayaka stuti’ in ‘raaga Gaula’. The next piece was ‘Taraana’ on ‘raaga Natabhairavi.

Payal Ramchandani performs kuchipudi dance at the Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Sibia Golf Club chief
Chandigarh, December 23
Tegbir Singh Sibia (Gogi) was today elected president of the Chandigarh Golf Club. A total of 1128 members out of 1800 permanent members had cast their votes in the elections held yesterday.


MC to begin work on complex soon
SAS Nagar, December 23
The local Municipal Council plans to begin work on its new office complex in Sector 68 next month. The matter will be put up before a general meeting of the civic body scheduled to be held on December 26.


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