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HUDA hopes to regain 150 acres of prime land
Govt plan to implement National Slum Policy
Panchkula, January 18
The Haryana Urban Development Authority stands to regain more than 150 acres of prime property, under encroachment by jhuggi-dwellers, with the state government planning to implement its ambitious National Slum Policy in the state and develop Panchkula as a model slumless city.

60 acres to be acquired for sewage treatment plant
SAS Nagar, January 18
At least 60 acres of land will be acquired by the Punjab Housing and Urban Development Department for setting up a sewage treatment plant at Dairi village, located along the Landhran-Banur road. To carry sullage to the treatment plant, a 7-km—long sewer trunk line will also be laid at a cost of around Rs 6 crore.

Mortar shell found on road
Chandigarh, January 18
A three-inch mortar shell used by the Army was found near the bridge on the dividing road of Sectors 36 and 42 near Attawa village today. The police says that it is yet to be ascertained whether the bomb is live or not.




Cable guys refuse to budge
Panchkula, January 18
Pay or get disconnected. As the stand-off between cable operators and residents took a new turn, a decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of cable operators of Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula held here this evening.

Municipal Corporation staff remove an illegal structure in Sector 47, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Municipal Corporation staff remove an illegal structure in Sector 47, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

50 lakh MCD ballot papers to be printed in city
Chandigarh, January 18
Around 90 lakh voters in Delhi will elect a new 134-member Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) House on February 21. The Joint Election Commissioner, Union Territory, Delhi, and Chandigarh, Mr D.M. Khaneta, informed this here today.

Jacob gauges city’s firefighting capacity
All hydrants out of order, says Commissioner
Chandigarh, January 18
Hydrants located all across the city to meet exigencies of fire have not been working for the past several years, admitted the Municipal Commissioner, Mr M.P. Singh, while explaining the system of fire fighting in the city to the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), here today.


Paid parking — a facility or a burden?
Chandigarh, January 18
Mr R.P. Malhotra, president of Samadhaan, a pressure group for social justice, today criticised the support extended by a large number of traders of Sector 17 to the introduction of paid parking by the Municipal Corporation.

know your councillors
A dignified disciplinarian and a social scientist
AJ-GEN Amarjit Singh Kahlon (retd), who has been nominated as one of the councillors on the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, feels that the tremendous ambience of the city, if not improved upon, should be protected. He desires to do, whatever he can, in getting the greenery of the city enhanced. 

Kashmiri delights in Mughlai style
The Mughal emperors brought it all with them — art, culture, artisans, master chefs. The culinary delights of the chefs invaded the Indian kitchen, giving rise to an amalgamation of Mughlai and Indian cuisines. The end product was a gastronomic symphony of goshts, keemas and kebabs.

Baldev Singh remembered
Kharar, January 18
Rich tributes were paid to Baldev Singh, the first Defence Minister of India, at a "Janm shatabdi samaroh" organised in Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Kurali, near, yesterday. Baldev Singh was born in Dumna village, near Morinda, in 1902 and he became the first Defence Minister of India.

Congress to stage dharna outside DC office
Panchkula, January 18
The Congress is planning to stage a dharna for 11 days outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner here in protest against the imposition of house tax, hike in water charges by HUDA and the hike in cable tariff.

W.R. Rishi invited to Moscow
Chandigarh, January 18
Mr W.R. Rishi, Founder Director of the Indian Institute of Romani Studies has been invited to Moscow to participate in the Roma Festival to be held there from January 21 to 28.

Bills unpaid, DC’s telephone connection cut
Chandigarh, January 18
The official telephone (709000) of the UT Deputy Commissioner, Mr M. Ramsekhar, in his Sector 17 office was disconnected yesterday due to alleged non-payment of dues. 


2 women pickpockets held
Chandigarh, January 18
Two women were reportedly caught red-handed while trying to pick pockets near a local bus stop on Madhya Marg in Sector 8. The accused have been identified as Sarda Devi and Nethi, both residents of SAS Nagar.


Help plant more trees through ‘Sify Greenmail’
Chandigarh, January 18, the leading consumer portal of Satyam Infoway Limited, (NASDAQ National Market: Sify), India’s premier Internet and e-commerce company has announced the launch of a special promotion for its e-mail service, Sify GreenMail — an eco-friendly means of communication.


PU to nominate teachers for scholarships
Chandigarh, January 18
The University Grants Commission has asked Panjab University to send in nominations for the proposed scholarships for teachers in seven countries. The nominations will have to reach the UGC office by February 15.

Over 40 attend inaugural ELT seminar
Chandigarh, January 18
Representatives of over 40 schools from all over India today turned up in the city to be part of the inaugural English Language Training (ELT) seminar being organised by the British Council and Hornby Trust in India.

Ms Morna Nance, Director, British Council (left), and Mr Vivek Atray at a "Hornby 2002 ELT" seminar at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Public Administration, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Ms Morna Nance, Director, British Council (left), and Mr Vivek Atray at a "Hornby 2002 ELT" seminar at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Public Administration, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Friday.

British Council working on ‘learning zones’
Chandigarh, January 18
With the British Council planning to expand its services as a facilitator of education in India, Chandigarh stands to benefit largely. Over the next about three to six months the British Library in the city will become a centre of not only various online library services, but also a range of English language learning materials, including books, audio materials, videos, CD-Roms and other online services.

PU back to old hostel timings
Chandigarh, January 18
Following a protest rally by girl hostellers late last night, the Panjab University authorities have decided to revert to old timings for closing the hostel gate.

Entrance tests may go
Chandigarh, January 18
Panjab University is planning to do away with entrance examinations for several courses from the academic session 2002-2003.

Nishatha, Avinish win debate contest

Chandigarh, January 18
Nishatha of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, and Avinish of the Dev Samaj College for Girls, Sector 45, jointly won the inter-college debate competition organised by the Chandigarh Librarians’ Association as a part of the Competition Master Library-related competitions held at the Dev Samaj College for Girls in Sector 45 here today.

A participant speaks at the inter-college debate competition on books and libraries in the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Friday.
A participant speaks at the inter-college debate competition on books and libraries in the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Business quiz on Jan 31
Chandigarh, January 18
Third annual mastermind business quiz, will be held on January 31 at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18 here. Modeled on the “Brand Equity Quiz”, the Mastermind quiz is the only business quiz in the region sponsored by leading companies.

Seminar ends 
Chandigarh, January 18
The national seminar on second generation reforms organised by the University Business School (UBS) ended at Panjab University here today.


SP told to register case against jailers
Chandigarh, January 18
In less than a year after a convict was allegedly refused permission by the jail authorities to appear for the BA (II) examinations following his reported refusal to bribe officials, Mr Justice V.M. Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed Gurgaon’s Superintendent of Police to get a case registered against the Superintendent and the Deputy Superintendent of Gurgaon’s district jail.

  • Order to IAS select panel

  • Act against jail officials

Chief Postmaster-General told to conduct probe
Chandigarh, January 18
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) here today directed the Chief Post Master General, Punjab Circle, to get an inquiry conducted by either the local police or the CBI against 27 candidates from Punjab for the post of Postal Assistant, whose candidature was rejected on the alleged ground of producing forged documents of Class XII from the Bihar Intermediate Educational Council, Patna.

Statement recorded in murder case
Chandigarh, January 18
The statement of a witness was recorded before a local court in the murder case of former MLA of Kharar, Bachiter Singh, here today. The case has now been adjourned till February 25. Bachiter Singh was allegedly shot dead by the accused, Jugraj Singh, along with five other persons.


Ajaib Chitrakar felicitated
Chandigarh, January 18
Prominent Punjabi artist, writer and lyricist Ajaib Chitrakar who is currently holding his solo exhibition at Punjab Kala Bhavan art gallery was honoured by the Punjab Arts Council here today.

Swedish author in city
Chandigarh, January 18
You may not understand the phrases of Swedish poetry he recites in his deep voice, but his intense look and the aura he wears around him are mesmerising enough to make you to listen to every single word he utters. He is Lars Anderson, author of nine Swedish novels and translator of many articles, who has come to town to help out our own poet Teji Grover in some translation work.


Timely action averts fire at PGI
Chandigarh, January 18
Panic and confusion gripped occupants of PGI’s Nehru Hospital today for almost two hours when a fire was averted in one of the operation theatres at the fourth floor of the hospital.

18 leprosy cases detected in city
Chandigarh, January 18
As many as 18 hidden cases of leprosy have been detected in the city as part of the modified leprosy elimination campaign which ended here today.


City eves triumph in kabaddi meet

Chandigarh, January 18
Chandigarh eves trounced Gujarat in a one-sided match on the opening day of the 14th Senior National Circle Style Kabaddi Championship which began here today at the Sector 17 Football Stadium.

WOMAN POWER: A player from Haryana dodges past her opponent from Chhattisgarh on opening day of the National Circle-style Kabaddi Championship at Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


  • Badminton meet

  • Tennis meet

  • Kho-Kho tourney


Auction of sites on Jan 25
Panchkula, January 18
The Haryana Urban Development Authority will auction sites for nursing homes, clinics and schools here on January 25. The auctions in Sectors 2, 20, 21, 25 and 26 would feature sites for a nursery school.


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