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Rs 27 crore hike for UT in Budget
Chandigarh, February 20
A total hike of Rs 27 crore has been accepted for Chandigarh in the forthcoming Budget by the Union Finance Ministry. The gross budget of Chandigarh will be Rs 937 crore for the new financial year, commencing April 1. Last year, the UT Budget was Rs 910 crore.

F&CC for slashing commercial property tax
Chandigarh, February 20
The Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation here today reached a consensus to reduce 10 per cent property tax on commercial property to two per cent and levy 1.5 per cent service charge on government buildings.

Textile industry for level playing field
Chandigarh, February 20
A level playing field in the domestic market is what the textile industrialists say can help this industry revive from it’s current position where it has been hit not only due to global recession, the US disaster , but also due to several government policies following which the organised sector is threatened by the unorganised sector within the country itself.




Morni’s wildlife sanctuary dream may come true!
Panchkula, February 20
The proposed wildlife sanctuary near Morni, which has been gathering dust for the past more than one decade, is likely to get the nod from the Government of India by the end of this month.

Robbers attack 2 families, injure five
Zirakpur, February 20
In separate robbery incidents five persons, including four members of a family, were seriously injured when a band of armed robbers struck at Preet Nagar Colony and Gazipur village along the Chandigarh - Ambala highway late last night.

Scenes following robberies at Preet Nagar Colony and Gazipur village along the Chandigarh-Ambala highway on Wednesday.
Scenes following robberies at Preet Nagar Colony and Gazipur village along the Chandigarh-Ambala highway on Wednesday. — Tribune photographs

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A slice of independence with ‘Shaheed-e-Azam’ Bhagat Singh
Chandigarh, February 20
“Personalities, not principles, move the age...” And we thought only broken hearts ran into several editions these days. But since some time now, the belief has a strong contender in themes that revel in historical spaces. Turn the leaves of film makers’ recent inspiration schedules and you find that the latest food for their thought has something very strongly to do with the patriotic urge.

An insight into Emergency era
Chandigarh, February 20
‘‘One thing common between Jaya Prakash Narayan and Jawaharlal Nehru was that both had no experience of leading a mass movement’’, said Prof Bipan Chandra while delivering the eighth Hari Ram Gupta Memorial Lecture at Panjab University here today.


Protest against dump continues
SAS Nagar, February 20
Residents of Sector 66 here hardened their stand today against the dumping of the town’s garbage in the area as the Municipal Council sought the deployment of adequate police force to tackle the situation.

‘Harassed’ Drug Inspector resigns
Panchkula, February 20
The District Drug Inspector, Mr Deepak Puri, has submitted his resignation to the Financial Commissioner and Secretary to Government of Haryana, due to his alleged harassment by members of the District Chemist Association and the failure of the administration to book them in criminal cases.


Woman cheated of Rs 7 lakh
Chandigarh, February 20
A resident of Sector 38 (West), Ms Sunita Goel, reported to the police that she was cheated of Rs 7 lakh by Rajesh Agarwal, Director of a Sector 42-based ‘City Credit Consultant’. According to Ms Goel, after reading an advertisment by the accused in a newspaper, she deposited the above said amount for a ‘‘agency\dealership’ offered by the consultant.


Book on scientific attitude released
Chandigarh, February 20
A book on “Developing Scientific Attitude" was released by the Secretary, Science and Technology, Chandigarh Administration, Mr M.P. Singh, on the occasion of the prize distribution function of science popularisation competitions at D.A.V. Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.

Towards self-regulatory higher education
Chandigarh, February 20
Recommending that the system of higher education be made self-regulatory to have a measure of autonomy and economic concessions be offered to meritorious students, Prof B.S. Dahiya, formerly associated with Kurukshetra University, favoured the entry of the private sector in higher education for toning up of the higher education system.

French getting popular
Chandigarh, February 20
With the world shrinking into a global village, knowing French language has become as important as knowing English, a realisation fast catching up with city youngsters. Those dreaming of migrating to Canada or other European countries at some point of their lives there is no better language than French to ornate their resumes.

Music keeps up fest tempo
Chandigarh, February 20
Music dominated the third day of the PU Inter-Zonal Youth Festival at Tagore Theatre, here today, as participants rendered soulful bhajans and shabads followed by group singing and ghazals.

Winners of the PU Inter-Zonal Youth Festival in the bhajan shabad category, students from GCG-42, Chandigarh, perform at Tagore Theatre on Wednesday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Winners of the PU Inter-Zonal Youth Festival in the bhajan shabad category, students from GCG-42, Chandigarh, perform at Tagore Theatre on Wednesday.

Psycho-Horizons 2002 concludes
Chandigarh, February 20
The two-day ‘Psycho-Horizons 2002’ concluded at Government College, Sector 46, here today.

Declamation contest
Chandigarh, February 20
Ten teams from various city colleges participated in a declamation contest held at Government College, Sector 11, here today. The Principal of Ambedkar Institute of careers and courses, SAS Nagar, Dr Jaspal Singh, presided over the function.

Declamation contests
Chandigarh, February 20
The English Department, Panjab University, organised the Krishan Kishore Grover Goodwill and AC Bali Memorial Declamation Contests here today.

Seminar on gender sensitisation
Chandigarh, February 20
A seminar on gender sensitisation for college students was organised at Panjab University today by the Department of Adult Continuing Education and Extension, PU.



KU can modify weightage clause
Chandigarh, February 20
Granting Kurukshetra University the liberty to redraw a clause on weightages, Mr Justice J.S. Khehar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the finalisation of admission to the MDS course for 2001-2002 academic session.

  • MLA’s pre-arrest bail plea rejected

  • Parking lots can stay for 30 days

CAT dismisses IAS officer’s petition
Chandigarh, February 20
Declaring that the court had no doubt that the review committee of the State of Haryana and the Union of India had sufficient material before them to form an opinion regarding the integrity of the IAS officer so as to prematurely retire him, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) dismissed a petition filed by the IAS officer concerned from Haryana, who had challenged the order passed by the government.

Beant case: 2 witnesses testify
Chandigarh, February 20
The statements of two witnesses, Mr Hardev Singh and Mr Baldev Singh, were recorded in the Beant Singh assassination case today before the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S Bhalla, at special court in Burail Jail.


DAV Model School-15 student excels

Chandigarh, February 20
DAV Model School, Sector 15 has laid equal stress on academic as well as sports. The school, spread over an area of four acres, has a large playground and an imposing building and other amenities and the students are encouraged to utilise these. The notable achievements of students of the school in the fields of academics and sports in the recent past have been noticed and appreciated by one and all.

The DAV-15 basketball eves team, which won the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Basketball Meet at Begusarai (Bihar).

The DAV-15 basketball eves team, which won the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Basketball Meet at Begusarai (Bihar).

State handball championship begins
Chandigarh, February 20
DAV School club-B and DAV School club-A outclassed their rivals Coaching Centre, Sector 42-A and CC-42B 18-4 and 38-35, respectively, on the opening day of the 22nd Chandigarh Senior State Handball Championship here today at the DAV Senior Secondary School, sector 8. In another tie of the day, Coaching Centre-21 defeated Government Model Senior Secondary school, Sector 19 20-15 (half time10-8).


PUDA gears up for anti-encroachment drive
SAS Nagar, February 20
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) is once again gearing up to launch an anti-encroachment drive against the unuathorised construction going on in the periphery. It is learnt that the officials of the authority have taken note of the unauthorised construction activity in progress in Naya Goan and other peripheral areas.

Vigilance committee reconstituted
Chandigarh, February 20
The UT Administration has reconstituted the District Vigilance Committee headed by the District Magistrate for the UT.

Repair of Sector 25 road begins
Chandigarh, February 20
The UT Engineering Department has started repairing the approach road to the Government Girls High School and Government Middle School, housed in same building, in Sector 25 here.


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