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Deadline for illegal guest houses ends
Violators to face action
Chandigarh, January 31
Guest houses operating illegally from residential areas now face resumption of their property if they continue operations beyond midnight. The crackdown starts tomorrow. 

Syal says he’ll return 980 cr to investors soon as govts pay him for declaring surplus land
Chandigarh, January 31
The Chairman and Managing Director of Golden Forest, R.K. Syal, said his company owed Rs 980.14 crore to 24,65,231 investors, besides a Rs 22,500 lakh interest on this investment calculated at a rate of 8 per cent per annum. 

Serla Grewal Serla Grewal cremated
Chandigarh, January 31
The body of Mrs Serla Grewal, President of the Tribune Trust, who died here on January 29 , was cremated today. The pyre was lit by her sons, Sanjay and Sandip. 



‘Pocket’ phone becomes pocket-friendly
Chandigarh, January 31
The notification of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to reduce the roaming airtime rates to Rs 3 and fix the monthly access ceiling at Rs 100 will not only made roaming facility affordable, but also increase penetration of the mobile service.

Vinod, a 12-year-old snake-charmer
Vinod, a 12-year-old snake-charmer, begs for money, while a snake dangles from his head, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Reuters

Results down, school’s just a playground
Panchkula, January 31
The poor results of various government middle and high schools here in the previous academic session notwithstanding, residents say that the condition of these schools continues to deteriorate.

DC told to be present in court
Chandigarh, January 31
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed Chandigarh’s Deputy Commissioner to be present in the court on February 4 for explaining why the orders of the Central Administrative Tribunal had not been implemented in a promotion case.

Patient’ death: doctor booked for negligence
Chandigarh, January 31
The Kurali police has filed a case against a doctor working in Kurali Civil Hospital on the charge of causing death due to negligence of Kulwant Kaur, a 28-year-old resident of Saini Majra Village, who died on her way to the PGI yesterday.



‘Use NCC as springboard to join armed forces’
Chandigarh, January 31
The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today said that the National Cadet Corps should act as a stepping-stone for students to get commissioned in the armed forces.

Cables hamper SCO construction
Chandigarh, January 31
A local resident who bid for a plot in an auction by paying several lakhs does not know where to go. Mr Vipin had bid for a shop-cum-office site in Sector 46. The site is full of underground telephone cables.
Lack of planning
Lack of planning: The owner of this SCO site in Sector 46 is facing problems caused by underground cables laid by the BSNL. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Oil Conservation Fortnight ends
Chandigarh, January 31
The 12th Oil Conservation Fortnight organised by various oil companies from January 15 concluded today. The valedictory function was held at the Institution of Engineers which was presided over by Dr G. Vajralingam, Director, Food and Supplies, Punjab. He laid emphasis on conservation of oil.

Manoj KohliYoung Voice
Making small bits of effort
rofessional obligations have never prevented Manoj Kohli from doing his bit in making society a little better. As a chartered accountant based in the city, he has always been working to provide aid to the needy villagers of Ropar, where his business is going on well.



3 youths hurt in clash
Chandigarh, January 31
Three youths were injured when two groups of youngsters clashed outside a disco in Sector 34 tonight. One of them received head injuries and the other two were injured in the neck and head. The injured are Ajit Pal, Yogesh Salwan and Atul Malhotra.

Cyclist knocked down, killed
Chandigarh, January 31
A resident of Indira Colony, Panchkula, Baleshwar Rai, was killed after his cycle was knocked down by an unidentified vehicle near the Rose Garden chowk. He was rushed to the Sector 16 General Hospital in a serious condition, where he succumbed to his injuries later on. 



PU prof made national institute chief
Chandigarh, January 31
Prof S.K. Sharma of the Panjab University Department of Chemical Engineering has been elected the president of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers for the year 2002-2003.

Essay contest for schoolchildren
Chandigarh, January 31
An essay competition in Hindi for schoolchildren was organised at Air Force School, Sector 31, by the local chapter of the Aeronautical Society of India today. As many as 137 students from 25 schools took part in the competition.

Psycho Vision function
Chandigarh, January 31
The ‘Psycho Vision’, Psychology Society of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, held its annual function here today.


No transfers in mid-school session
Chandigarh, January 31
If the government is posting a worker even though the academic session of his ward is in progress, he can rely upon a judgment delivered by the Punjab and Haryana High Court postponing an employee’s transfer.

  • Poll plea dismissed with costs

  • DIG summoned

Court summons 3 IAS officers
Panchkula, January 31
Three IAS officers have been summoned to a city court under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities ) Act, after holding that “... it was prima facie established that the accused persons instituted false, malicious and vexatious proceedings against a member of the Scheduled Caste.”



Sukhinder Versatility his hallmark
Chandigarh, January 31
It is hard to define Sukhinder as a person. As you begin to understand him as an artist and a poet, two different facets of his personality come to light — that of a scientist and novelist. And to top it all he talks about the high-tech media designing he does for livelihood, making you wonder how a single person can do so many things with so much passion and gusto.

Soulful rendering by Ustad Salim
Chandigarh, January 31
Ustad Salim Iqbal’s voice springs from the heart and heads straight for the soul. Every time he steps on to the performance space, he has something new to offer. Dominating his performance today were verses of great Urdu poets who captured the pulse of life in their words. 

‘Mamla Kursi Da’ on air from today‘Mamla Kursi Da’ on air from today
Chandigarh, January 31
“Mamla kursi da”, Jaspal Bhatti’s programme based on current political scenario, will begin from tomorrow. The programme will be telecast daily at 8.30 pm on Alpha TV Punjabi.

Winter carnival opens
Chandigarh, January 31
The Three-day winter carnival, MCC-2002, organised by the Sector 47-B Mount Carmel School, was inaugurated by the Chandigarh SSP, Mr Parag Jain, today.

Melody captured in colour and clay
Chandigarh, January 31
There is as much perfection in his moulds as in his strokes. And from the depth of his execution in a medium as challenging as water colour, one cannot say that he is originally a sculptor.

Supernatural connection
Tips Films and Mahesh Bhatt presentation, ‘Raaz’ opens today at Batra, Chandigarh. Directed by Vikram Bhatt, it stars Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea. 

Black out dance bash
Chandigarh, January 31
Gizeh, the recently opened discotheque in Panchkula, today hosted a black out dance party to declare its smooth going ever since it opened on December 29 last year. 


CME on tuberculosis on February 3
Chandigarh, January 31
The Department of Medicine, GMCH, Sector 32, will organise a CME, “Tuberculosis: newer challenges” at the Government Medical College and Hospital on February 3.

Stress-release meditation
Chandigarh, January 31
The Editor, Osho Times International, Pune, Ma Amrit Sadhna, addressed a large gathering of people from different cities of Punjab at the Osho Dhara meditation centre, Panchkula.

Hepatitis-B vaccination drive begins
Chandigarh, January 31
The Indian Medical Association in association with Shantha Biotechnics launched a massive Hepatitis-B vaccination drive at 100 vaccination centres throughout the city today.

Community awareness camp
Chandigarh, January 31
The Servants of the People Society today organised a community awareness and herbal cultivation camp for promotion of Indian systems of medicine and homoeopathy at Khuda Alisher village here today.



Uzbek tennis team in city
Chandigarh, January 31
An eight-member tennis team from Tashkent (Uzbekistan) along with its, coach, Petr Lebed, is in the city for the ITF Junior Tennis Meet in progress at the Tennis Stadium, Sector 10. Ivan Kokurin and Elina Arutyunov played superbly to enter pre-quarterfinals and quarterfinals in boys’ and girls’ section, respectively.
Tennis players from Tashkent
Tennis players from Tashkent with their coach, Petr Lebed, who are in the city for the ITF Junior Tennis Meet. — A Tribune photograph

MCMDAV-36 win hockey title
Chandigarh, January 31
MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, secured the Panjab University Inter-College Hockey (women) Tournament for the session 2001-2002.


Status report sent to Centre
Chandigarh, January 31
The issue of deemed deputation status to around 6,400 UT government employees transferred to the Municipal Corporation in 1996 has moved a notch further with the Adviser to the Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, today carrying a status report to the Government of India.

Vehicle stickers confiscated
Chandigarh, January 31
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today confiscated vehicle stickers issued by the parking contractor. 

Decision on public area use hangs fire
Chandigarh, January 31
The decision of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh to levy a charge of Rs 25 per 100 sqm for use of public area as lawn has been hanging fire for months in the absence of finalisation of survey report to identify the total area being so used in the city. Top

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