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Massive rally in protest
against ‘entry tax’ 
Agitators vow to continue struggle till withdrawal of paid parking
Chandigarh, January 16
The city today witnessed a partial bandh between 10 am to 2 pm against the introduction of paid parking in Sectors 17, 8 and 9, which agitators are making out to be a step in the direction of an end of a five-decade-old tax holiday era in the Union Territory.

Shops in Sector 17 seen closed on a bandh call given jointly by a section of employees and the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal against introduction of paid parking. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

HUDA resumes anti-encroachment drive
Sector 10 residents get four-day reprieve

Panchkula, January 16
The Haryana Urban Development Authority today resumed its anti- encroachment drive, which was launched a month ago, in Housing Board colonies of in Sector 10 and Sector 18 today. 

The anti-encroachment drive in Sector 18, Panchkula, goes on peacefully on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph



Research on stress faced by scientists
Chandigarh, January 16
The Defence Research and Development Organisation has approached Panjab University here for collaboration in research on stress levels among scientists working in Defence Ministry establishments across the country, it is learnt.

Rehabilitation scheme may expand
Chandigarh, January 16
The controversial rehabilitation policy of the Chandigarh Administration to rehabilitate slum-dwellers in subsidised houses is set to change. Some sections of the urban poor are to be included in it.

Suicide attempts, one successful
Chandigarh, January 16
A 24-year-old unemployed youth, Sunil, a resident of Ram Darbar, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his house here today. He was said to be alone at the time of the incident and the police was informed at about 3 pm.

Jacob tells CHB to expedite works
Chandigarh, January 16
Asking the Chandigarh Housing Board to pull up its socks, the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today listed some tasks for the CHB to take up on a priority basis.
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), inaugurates the website of the Chandigarh Housing Board in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Also seen in the picture are his Adviser, Ms Neeru Nanda, and Mr G.K. Marwah, Chairman of the CHB. — A Tribune photograph

DC fails to connect with cable men
Panchkula, January 16
The administration has failed to break the stand-off between cable operators and residents here after operators have refused to slash tariff. The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, had convened a meeting of cable operators of the town. 



Use of non-conventional energy sources stressed
Chandigarh, January 16
The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), who is also Administrator of Chandigarh, emphasised the need for promoting non-conventional energy devices to conserve oil for the coming generation.

Distinguished and decorated councillors
r B.R. Verma, who has been nominated as one of the councillors on the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, has doctored people throughout his life and now intends to help them by improving the sanitation system of the City. 

MC invites suggestions
Chandigarh, January 16
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has invited suggestions on the draft of polythene-use bylaws from residents within 15 days. The MC would ban the toxic material after the Chandigarh Administration approved the draft.

Saving Chandigarh
HE editorial “Urban disaster recipe”, for the fate awaiting the ‘City Beautiful’ on account of the possible reckless growth turning it into a hell like Delhi as a result of the promulgation of Chandigarh Apartment Rules 2001, is timely (January 5).

Due status for Punjabi sought
Chandigarh, January 16
The Chandigarh unit of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal has sought due status to Punjabi in Chandigarh, representation in advisory councils and holiday in banks on the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, which falls on January 21.

City cops enjoy ‘poll relief’City cops enjoy ‘poll relief’
Chandigarh, January 16
Assembly elections in Punjab have come as an unexpected relief for the Chandigarh police which until a few days ago had to depute its personnel on security duties and be on the alert. Though the police will have to guard the routes when VIPs from Delhi visit Punjab for campaigning and pass through Chandigarh, but elections in Punjab certainly mean reprieve for the city cops.

Help him live
Chandigarh, January 16
For Lal Hussain, a 35-year-old from Jammu, the road to good health and may be life might depend on you. Waiting now for more than two months at the PGI to be operated upon for a cardiac problem, Lal Hussain does not have the money which is needed for the surgery.

Book on human rights violation
Chandigarh, January 16
There were more than 300 incidents of human rights violations in Punjab during the past one year, revealed a book “Punjab at War with Human Rights-2001”, released by the Lawyers for Human Rights International at a press conference organised at the District Courts yesterday.

Dr Poonam BaliMaking people look healthy, beautiful
Chandigarh, January 16
Cosmetology and homoeopathy may be poles apart but they combine well in Dr Poonam Bali, a Chandigarh-bred girl, who has made it good in New Delhi’s world of beautiful people. Everybody who is anybody and wants to look good and healthy knows where to go. And for problems like pimples, spots, acne and other skin ailments, Dr Poonam Bali has an unfailing answer.



Complaint against husband
Chandigarh, January 16
Ms Anjali Rani, a resident of Mauli Jagran, complained to the police that her husband was already married to some other woman and the fact was concealed from her. In the complaint it was also alleged that she was subjected to harassment and the was maltreated for bringing more dowry by her husband and the in-laws.


Bharti to focus on product innovation
Chandigarh, January 16
Bharti Cellular , which is all set to launch its operations in the city and Punjab before the month-end, unfolded its plans to capture a major market share in the region within a short period of time. “To begin with, we will launch our operations in 41 places, which will be shortly extended to at least 80 towns and cities”, said Mr Tushar K Maheshwari, Chief Marketing Officer, Bharti Cellular, while talking to TNS.


A don in two languages
Prof Kapil Kapoor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, is probably one of the few academicians who has the unique distinction of being professor of two subjects as varied as English and Sanskrit.

Panel on copying compiles report
Chandigarh, January 16
To combat mass-copying in the examinations of undergraduate and postgraduate classes on campus and its affiliated colleges, Panjab University had formed a high-level committee after Prof P.P. Arya, a PU fellow, had raised a question in this regard in the university Senate last year. Now, this committee has compiled its recommendations.

British Council to hold language training seminars
Chandigarh, January 16
For those interested in enhancing their skills in the English language, this one is going to be a golden chance. The British Council is joining hands with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations to present the British Council Horn by 2002 ELT (English Language Training) seminars, which aim to provide professional training and development to primary, secondary and higher secondary teachers of English across India.

Roslin Institute professor to deliver lecture
Chandigarh, January 16
Prof Harry Griffin of Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, UK, will be in the city tomorrow to deliver a lecture at the Institute of Microbial Technology, Sector 29. Roslin Institute is one of the leading centres for its research in farm animal breeding.

Seminar on second generation reforms
Chandigarh, January 16
Panjab University Business School is organising a two-day seminar on “second generation reforms settled and unsettled issues” tomorrow onwards, an official press release said here today.

PU results declared
Chandigarh, January 16
Panjab University today declared the results of certain examinations of engineering courses conducted during November-December 2001, an official press release said.


No arbitrary action in mercy appointments
Chandigarh, January 16
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, has ruled that the state cannot act in an arbitrary and discriminatory manner between similarly situated persons while appointing candidates to government posts on compassionate grounds.

  • Interim bail to housewife

  • Notice in custodial death case

  • DPEs’ selection challenged

  • Probe into boxer’s non-selection

Accused seeks bail in Beant case
Chandigarh, January 16
An undertrial in the Beant Singh assassination case, Navjot Singh today said that for the last seven years he was confined in the Burail jail despite the fact that there were no sufficient evidence against him.

Bail in cheating case
Chandigarh, January 16
A city resident, Suresh Pal, was today granted bail by a local court in a case of cheating and forgery. The accused was granted bail on furnishing a bond for Rs 10,000 with a surety of the like amount. The accused was granted bail by the UT Additional and Sessions Judge, Mr R.C. Godara.

SC decision hailed
Panchkula, January 16
The INLD general secretary, Mr Pradeep Chaudhary, has hailed the Supreme Court verdict directing the state of Punjab to complete the SYL project within a year. He said this had laid to rest the allegations that Mr Om Prakash Chautala was in cahoots with Mr Parkash Singh Badal.

Advocate fined
Chandigarh, January 16
The disciplinary committee of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana has imposed a fine of Rs 30,000 on an advocate in the Improvement Trust, Barnala, versus Navjit Singh Brar case at the District Courts. 



Shail’s voice has a passionate touch
Chandigarh, January 16
Some people start lucky, just as Shail Oswal did. Fortunately for him, the twilight zone never happened. A year back this 23-year-old comfortably stepped into the ever-bursting space of “pop singers “ and created his own spot, from where he continues to cut music albums.
Shail (right), at the release of his album ‘Teri Kuch Yaadein’, with S.K. Malhotra in the Press Club, Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph


Rare surgery to treat eye problem
Chandigarh, January 16
A rare surgery has been performed in Silver Oaks Hospital of SAS Nagar to treat a patient’s eye problem. Meena, a 30-year-old housewife, was suffering from the watering of eyes due to a blockage of the tear passage due to chronic dacryocystitis. 

Effects of chemicals highlighted
Chandigarh, January 16
Hazardous effects of chemicals being consumed by the people in their daily life unwittingly in the form of edible items were highlighted at a two-day seminar and workshop on “face to face with degrading environment” being organised by the Dev Samaj College of Education here today.

Seminar on menopausal syndrome
Chandigarh, January 16
A seminar on menopausal syndrome among women will be held on January 27 at Rock Garden. Organised by members of the Government Medical College Patiala Alumni Association, the one-day seminar will focus on the latest trends in the prevention of menopause-associated ailments and their management.

Leprosy elimination drive launched
Chandigarh, January 16
The State Bank of India Treasury Branch and Sector 41 branch and the Lions Club Chandigarh, Mani Majra, and Rose in collaboration with the Health Department UT, Chandigarh, organised a leprosy elimination campaign at the civil dispensary, Sector 42, and Maloya. 



PU Campus, DAV emerge winners
Chandigarh, January 16
Panjab University campus, Chandigarh, in the women section, and DAV College, Chandigarh, in men section, emerged winners on the second day of the Panjab University Inter-College Badminton Championships here today at the PU gymnasium hall.

Spikers with promise
Chandigarh, January 16
Three girl spikers of the Sports Training Centre of the Sports Authority of India, Sector 18, have made their centre and the region proud with their stupendous achievements. Sapna Joshi, Mukta Bhatia and Poonam were now on the threshold of making it to the Indian senior women volleyball team. 


Watershed development project launched
Panchkula, January 16
The district administration has launched an ambitious Watershed Development Project for Kiratpur- Sirsa, Ram Nagar, Nanakpur Nadis and Surajpur Choe costing Rs 483.48 lakh for integrated development of 8,058 hectares in the Pinjore block.

19 cops cleared for promotion
Chandigarh, January 16
Three Assistant Sub-Inspectors and 16 constables of the police have been cleared for promotion to the rank of Sub-Inspector and head constables, respectively. 

L. N. Jindal
Chandigarh, January 16
Mr L.N. Jindal joined the Chandigarh Administration as Legal Remembrancer today. He was working as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Hisar.

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