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Rotational power cuts begin today
Chandigarh, January 4
Rotational power-cuts will be imposed here from Saturday, according to orders issued here today. In order to maintain discipline in the northern power grid, all areas of the city will have these rotational power-cuts. Power supply to a selected area will remain suspended for 30 minutes. 

Badal’s picture removed without a fuss
Chandigarh, January 4
The picture of the Punjab Chief Minister and the head of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, kept in the Mayor’s office, was taken away by the chief of the local unit of the party, Mr Gurpartap Singh Riar.

H.G.S. Dhaliwal
H.G.S. Dhaliwal

City SP to interact with Tony Blair
Chandigarh, January 4
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has selected the Chandigarh Superintendent of Police (Operations), Mr H.G.S. Dhaliwal, among the “Young Achievers” to interact with the British Prime Minister, Mr Tony Blair, in Bangalore.






Kulkarni coordinator of PU genome study centre
Chandigarh, January 4
Prof S.K. Kulkarni has been appointed interim coordinator of the National Centre for Human Genome Studies and Research, Panjab University, reliable sources said here today.

Pvt schools introduce theatre as hobby course
DPI (Schools) says no to theatre in govt schools

Chandigarh, January 4
Much to the jubilation of the theatre activists here, a few private schools have introduced theatre in classrooms as a hobby course, which according to them could be the last resort to popularise this ailing art among the coming generations.

Artistes perform last-minute rehearsal of the play ‘Natkhat Kanhaiya’ in Punjab Kala Bhavan.
— A file photograph

Dr Sodhi Ram reinstated
Chandigarh, January 4
The Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University has revoked the suspension of Dr Sodhi Ram and reinstated him as Controller of Examination with immediate effect.

PUDA to revive demolition drive
SAS Nagar, January 4
After lying low for a few weeks, the enforcement (periphery) staff of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) will again launch the encroachment removal drive.

CISF officer in CBI net
Chandigarh, January 4
A Commandant of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has landed in the CBI net.


Employees threaten to intensify agitation

Chandigarh, January 4
Bank employees in Punjab today observed strike to protest against what they described as inhuman and barbaric treatment given by the Stanchart Bank Management.

Office of the Syndicate Bank in Sector 17 wears a deserted look following a strike call by the 
All-India Bank Employees Association in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

She has many firsts to her credit
S Kamla Sharma, councillor from Ward 6, has many firsts to her credit — first Mayor of the city, the first woman activist of the UT BJP, first president of the UT BJP Mahila Morcha. Born at Kadian in Gurdaspur district on September 5, 1944, Ms Sharma was married in Una district of Himachal Pradesh after graduating in Hindi (Honours).

‘Raksha sankalp abhiyan’ of BJYM

Chandigarh, January 4
The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) here today began an exercise to mobilise the people for a war against Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism.

Members of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha organise a ‘raksha sankalp abhiyan’ to awaken the public against terrorism, in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Members of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha organise a ‘raksha sankalp abhiyan’ to awaken the public against terrorism, in Chandigarh on Friday.

Marwaha is MC sr vice-president
SAS Nagar, January 4
Sinking differences, the aspirants in the ruling group in the SAS Nagar municipal council today managed to retain the post of the senior vice-president when Mr NK Marwaha, a councillor from Phase 3B1, was elected to the post by a margin of 10 votes. The voting was done by raising of hands against the earlier practice of secret ballot.

‘Defer implementation of parking fee’
Chandigarh, January 4
A deputation of bank employees and other financial institutions including the LIC today called on the Mayor of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation to protest against the decision of introducing paid parking in the Bank Square.

Samiti chief’s poll on Jan 14
Chandigarh, January 4
The election of the chairman of the Panchayat Samiti would be held on January 14 at the Block Development Officer’s office in Sector 17 here. This was announced today during the swearing-in ceremony of 14 of the 15 Panchayat Samiti members. The oath was administered by the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr Gurmail Singh.

Lohri stalls make appearance
Preparations have begun for the Lohri festival. The main bazaar of Kharar is dotted with stalls. Those selling winter sweets like the traditional "rowris", "gachaks" and groundnuts are the star attraction.

Villagers protest against police role
Panchkula, January 4
Hundred-odd residents of Bargodam village, near Kalka, today converged here to protest against the alleged partisan role played by the Kalka police in a case involving the vice-chairman of the Kalka Block Samiti accused of kidnapping and assaulting three persons yesterday.

A boon for night birds
You feel like relaxing in a five-star setting? Go to Round The Clock Coffee Shop at Hotel Mountview, Sector 10. No need of a tie and black suit. You can even walk in your shorts, straight from the health club across the lawns. Enjoy the verdant extensive lawns, full of flowers as you sip tea/coffee and munch sandwiches and experience the piped music playing in airconditioned environs.

Working for rights of common man
NE of the most outstanding students of Punjab Engineering College, Jitin Talwar, passed out with a degree in mechanical engineering last year. As convener of the Students Council, PEC, Jitin organised PECFEST 2001, coordinated the college’s NSS activities and remained secretary of the PEC speakers club.


1 dead after falling into ditch
Chandigarh, January 4
A 35-year-old resident of Palsora, Shankar, was killed after he fell into a ditch along with his bicycle while he was returning home last night. The ditch was reportedly dug during the day while the road was being repaired. The deceased, who was a tailor by profession, was rushed to a hospital in Phase-VI, SAS Nagar, where he was declared brought dead. The body has been sent for post-mortem.



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PU told to follow UGC rules
Appointment of Assistant Registrar
Chandigarh, January 4
The University Grants Commission (UGC), in a letter to the Panjab University Registrar, has asked the university to take immediate action to follow the UGC regulations regarding the minimum qualifications for the appointment of the Assistant Registrar. Till now, the PU has been following the Panjab Government rules regarding the recruitment qualifications, terms of service and corresponding pay scales of the Assistant Registrar.

Convention on higher education
Chandigarh, January 4
A Joint Action Committee of 172 non-government aided and unaided colleges has decided to hold a state level convention on “Save Higher Education” on January 10, at Panjab University Law Auditorium.

Book fair opens at Circus Ground

Chandigarh, January 4
After a gap of one year, the Pustak Mela Samiti, Delhi, has once again presented a vast collection of books to the book lovers of the city by organising a National Book Fair on the theme “Children, their families and books”.

Visitors browse books at the National Book Fair in Sector 17, Chandigarh, after the fair was inaugurated on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Visitors browse books at the National Book Fair in Sector 17, Chandigarh, after the fair was inaugurated on Friday

Workshop on scientific literacy to all
Chandigarh, January 4
A workshop on ‘‘scientific and technological literacy for all’’ organised by the Centre for Education and Voluntary Action (CEVA) started at Alliance Francaise here today.

‘India needs own education policy’

Chandigarh, January 4
“The English system of education introduced by Lord Macaulay in the country has failed. India should now evolve its own education policy,” remarked Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Ramnareshacharya Ji Maharaj of Shrimath Kashi (Varanasi), while addressing the audience at Law Auditorium, Panjab University, today.

Jegadguru Swami Ramnareshacharya ji of Shrimath Kashi (Varanasi) takes a round at a langar served to the devotees at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. 
— Photo Pardeep Tewari

Jegadguru Swami Ramnareshacharya ji of Shrimath Kashi (Varanasi) takes a round at a langar served to the devotees at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday.


Maxworth Orchards told to pay Rs 8.59 lakh
Chandigarh, January 4
In a major decision, finding deficiency in the services of Maxworth Orchards India Limited company, the UT Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission has directed it to refund Rs 8, 59, 004 (inclusive of interest at the rate 18 per cent from the date of deposit) to two city residents. The Commission has also directed the company to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation for causing harassment.

Patient claims compensation
Chandigarh, January 4
The UT State Dispute Redressal Commission issued a notice to Inscol Tertiary Care Hospital, through its in charge for January 29 on a complaint filed by a city resident, Ms Renu Jain.


Channel V to hold audition in city
Chandigarh, January 4
Want to be a popstar? Here is your chance to be one. One of India’s leading youth brands, Channel [V], is all set to launch its first-ever glam-reality drama, “Coke [V] Popstars” later this month here.


GGDSD-32 win tennis title

Chandigarh, January 4
It was Saurabh Singh who became the darling of the crowd when he enabled his college GGD SD College, Sector 32, in wrapping the Panjab University inter-college tennis title by overpowering Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, 3-1.

Members of the lawn tennis team of GGDSD College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, after winning the inter-college lawn tennis championship on Friday. — A Tribune photograph 

Members of the lawn tennis team of GGDSD College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, after winning the inter-college lawn tennis championship on Friday.

  • Badminton meet
  • Cycling championship


‘Schemes for scavengers implemented poorly’
Panchkula, January 4
The Vice-Chairperson of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis, Ms Manju Chandra, has asked the district administration to give contracts for operating Sulabh Shauchalayas to those engaged as scavengers or their dependents.

Decks cleared for VVIP suites construction
Chandigarh, January 4
After minor hiccups, a project to construct suites for the VVIPs on the premises of the Punjab Raj Bhavan accommodation is going on fast pace with one of the four blocks near completion. A total of four blocks at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore are to be constructed for the VVIPs, who visit the city on way to different destinations in the region.


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