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Close schools run from homes, orders High Court
Chandigarh, January 25
In a significant judgement, the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has declared that the use of residential sites, buildings, shop-cum-flats and offices in Chandigarh, urban estates and SAS Nagar for running educational institutes amounted to “misuse” within the meaning of the relevant Act and rules.

Rs 77-cr central package for UT
Chandigarh, January 25
A Rs 77-crore package has been sanctioned by the Union Finance Ministry for various pending works and projects in Chandigarh. A communication in this regard was received this week, well-placed sources confirmed.

CAT notices to Home Secy, DPI
Chandigarh, January 25
The Central Administrative Tribunal has issued notices to the UT Home Secretary, Mr R.S. Gujral, the UT Director Public Instructions (School), Mr D.S. Saroya, the Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Human Resources, Department of Education, New Delhi, Mr B.K. Chaturbedi, the Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, New Delhi, Mr Ajit Kumar for March 5, 2002 to file a reply on a contempt petition filed by 17 work experience instructors of the UT Government High Schools on January 14 this year.



PSIEC ‘plots’ against PUDA
SAS Nagar, January 25
In a move which could give the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority a run for money, residential plots will be offered by the Punjab State Industrial and Export Corporation in its industrial estates throughout Punjab.

Ghaggar bridge to be closed
Chandigarh, January 25
Due to a special repair work to be undertaken on the Ghaggar bridge between Dera Bassi and Zirakpur section of the Ambala-Kalka National Highway No 22, that section of the highway will remain closed for vehicular traffic from January 30 to February 2.

Residents throng Khadi Ashrams

Chandigarh, January 25
From tomorrow residents will be allowed to hoist the Tricolour atop their homes, work tables or outside the offices.

  • Rates of the Tricolour

A young patriot with her father selects a Tricolour at the Khadi Ashram in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan


Major Mahal’s wife, Mrs Navjot Kaur (left) along with her mother and nine-month old daughter Guneet at their 15 Sector residence on Friday. (Inset) Major A.P.S. Mahal. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

City Major among chopper crash victims          
Chandigarh January 25  
The mortal remains of Maj A P S Mahal, who died in a helicopter crash in Turtuk in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday, were brought here today. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Navjot Kaur and a nine-month old daughter, Guneet.

BJP irons out differences
Chandigarh, January 25
The Congress today indicated its two spare votes of councillors would be transferred to two of the nominated councillors who are in the fray for five vacancies to the Finance and Contract Committee elections scheduled for January 28.

6 to be honoured on R-Day
Panchkula, January 25
The District Administration will award six persons for their meritorious services on the 53rd Republic Day celebrations to be held at Parade Ground here tomorrow. The awards will be given by the Commissioner, Ambala Division , Mr Maha Singh. The awardees have been selected from amongst the local cops, students, industrialists and freedom fighters.

Protest against paid parking put off
Chandigarh, January 25
The anti-paid parking Joint Action Front today withdrew its “siege-Municipal Corporation” call for January 28 on an assurance by the local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, to allow free entry in the paid-parking areas instead of scrapping the paid-parking arrangement.

HP helpline society function today
Chandigarh, January 25
The Tribune Employees HP Helpline Co-operative Society will hold its first annual function at the Tagore Theatre here on January 26. According to Mr Raj Kumar Maria, press secretary of the society, a ‘parivar milan samaroh’ would be held which would start at 10 am.


Three killed in two accidents
Panchkula, January 25
Three persons have been killed in two separate incidents in the district today. While one accident took place in Pinjore, the other fatal accident which claimed two lives, took place in Chandimandir.

  • One held
  • Two injured
  • Liquor seized
  • Wheels, stereos stolen
  • House theft

CBSE to appoint retired teachers for evaluation
Chandigarh, January 25
The Central Board of Secondary Examinations has decided to prepare a pool of retired teachers of its affiliated schools ( below 65 years of age) to consider them for appointing as examiners at nodal centers for evaluation of theory answer scripts of the board’s classes X and plus two examinations for this session.

Schools celebrate R-Day
Chandigarh, January 25
Dutt Vishesh School, Sector 26, today held a function to celebrate Republic Day. The chairperson of the school, Mrs Sharda Dutt, unfurled the national flag followed by singing of national anthem. Four houses of the school presented group songs, dances, pageants and a fancy dress show.
Students of Dutt Vishesh School take part in the Republic Day function held in Chandigarh on Friday.

Gaurav, Kriti win in debate
Chandigarh, January 25
Students from various schools of the city spoke passionately on the topic “Security cannot be achieved at the point of a gun” while taking part in a debate on “Power of Reasoning” organised by the Students’ Zone at the auditorium of Government Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10 here today.

Contests mark Tourism Day
Chandigarh, January 25
More than 500 students from various colleges and educational institutions participated in a tourism-related quiz contest, slogan-writing competition and suggestion contest organised by the Department of Tourism, Chandigarh Administration, in collaboration with CITCO and Institute of Tourism and Future Management Trend at Hotel Shivalik View here today.


No arbitrariness in work allocation
Chandigarh, January 25
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, has ruled that the government’s decision regarding the pay scale and the allocation of departments to its employees cannot be arbitrary.

  • Relax terms for incumbent teachers
  • Orders reserved
  • AICTE told to inspect college

Extend same perks to judicial officers: HC
Chandigarh, January 25
Coming down heavily on the state of Haryana for apparently not providing "all those privileges to judicial officers which were available to members of the administrative executive", a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed that that "either an adequate transport facility shall be provided to each officer or a reasonable amount shall be sanctioned by way of transport allowance so that the officer is able to use his or her own vehicle and is adequately reimbursed for maintenance and other costs".

Kids perform with patriotic fervour
Chandigarh, January 25
Subtle, spicy and well-structured this would best describe the UT Administration’s cultural programme held at Tagore Theatre on the eve of the Republic Day. It was anything but a routine “government function.” From beginning till the end, the roost was ruled by children of government model schools, who spilled magic on the stage with every presentation. In fact, they richly deserved every penny of the Rs 31,000 grant announced later by the Adviser to UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, who was the chief guest.

Moving tribute to maestro
Chandigarh, January 25
There could not have been a better way to pay tribute to great maestro Pawan Kumar Verma on his second death anniversary than the programme presented by his two sons and disciples. They played various musical instruments in sync creating an atmosphere filled with magical moments. The event took place at the Bhaskar Rao Indoor Auditorium at Pracheen Kala Kendra in sector 35.


Camp on cancer awareness
Chandigarh, January 25
A camp on cancer awareness, early detection and palliative care was inaugurated at the Urban Health Centre, Sector 44, by Dr S.B.S. Mann, Director-Principal, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 here today.

Chest diseases wing opened
Chandigarh, January 25
Other than slight confusion which marks the first day of any venture, both patients and the hospital staff welcomed the starting of a separate chest diseases wing at the Sector 22 poly clinic here today.


Mountain bike cycling championship
Chandigarh, January 25
Gurnoor Kang was the star rider of the day when she clinched top slot in two events in the second National Mountain Bike Cycling Championships for senior, junior and sub-junior boys and girls section, which began here at the Kaimbala village slopes today morning. Earlier, Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, inaugurated the meet.
  • Basketball selection trials
  • DAV College win
  • Tribune Carom tourney
  • R-Day function
  • Tennis tourney
  • Football championship

HUDA auction fetches 4.52 cr
Panchkula, January 25
The auction of sites or schools, colleges , nursing homes and clinics in various sectors of the township by the Haryana Development Urban Authority fetched over Rs 4.52 crore today.


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