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Colony plots ‘sold twice’
Zirakpur, April 8
A coloniser, after cutting plots on his land, allegedly sold it to some investors and, then, to different persons by presenting a changed master plan. The 133 persons who bought plots in Shalimar Enclave of Dhakauli village near here don’t know whom to approach for getting possession of their plots.

A barbed-wire fence blocks entrance to Shalimar Enclave A barbed-wire fence blocks entrance to Shalimar Enclave at Dhakauli village near Zirakpur. 
—  Photo Pankaj Sharma



New site for treatment plant
Old plan down the drain
SAS Nagar, April 8
The Punjab Government has changed the site for a sewerage treatment plant for the town to a place near Papri village, south of the town. The earlier site had been chosen by the previous government.

School buses to ply on permit
Panchkula, April 8
The governments of Haryana and Punjab and the Chandigarh Administration have signed a memorandum of understanding for allowing school buses to operate on a private service vehicle permit in Chandigarh and the areas in these states bordering the Union Territory.

Fire officials identifying commercial buildings
Chandigarh, April 8
In less than 24 hours after a fire broke out at the health club in Hotel Mountview, Sector 10, the UT Fire Department today started the process of identifying commercial buildings and other establishments with narrow approaches which made it difficult for fire tenders to reach the spot.

Use of green belts for functions banned
Chandigarh, April 8
The Environment and City Beautification Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh here today banned the use of green belts in the city for functions and increased the user charge for programmes in parks by more than 50 per cent.

Teacher graduates get degrees
Chandigarh, April 8
As many as 162 M.Ed, B.Ed and B.Ed in yoga degrees were presented to teacher graduates and postgraduates at the 47th annual convocation of the Government College of Education, Sector 20, here today.
ALL SMILES: Students of the Government College of Education, Sector 20, Chandigarh, at the annual convocation of the college on Monday. 
— A Tribune photograph



Panel pulls up MCC officials
Chandigarh, April 8
The Electricity Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh here today pulled up officials for “inaction and failure to register complaints” and ordered maintaining consolidated records in a register.

Marble market to be shifted by month-end
Chandigarh, April 8
The unauthorised marble market along the road to SAS Nagar is to be shifted by the end of this month. The Chandigarh Administration has offered 58 alternative sites of 200 square yards each in Sector 39 that would be auctioned on April 23.
The marble market along the road
The marble market along the road leading to Phase VII of SAS Nagar is to be shifted soon. 
— A Tribune photograph

The jawan is Army’s cutting edge
here is not to reason why; there is but to do or die”. This moto of a soldier of the days of yore is still captivating the mind of the Indian soldier of today. Taking only one example of the Kargil operations in which, despite the inferior equipment and lack of acclimatisation to the high altitude of the troops who were suddenly taken there from the plains, they proved their mettle beyond doubt.

Police stations to get facelift
Panchkula, April 8
The Sector 5 and 19 police stations in the town, will be given a facelift in order to give them a more people friendly appearance. This was stated by the Superintendent of Police, Ms Charu Bali, while addressing a press conference here today. 

Post-mortem confirms death in accident
Panchkula, April 8
The post-mortem examination of the three-year-old child, Chottu, who had been crushed to death under a road-roller, has proved that the child had died in an accident and not of a fall on a hard surface as earlier reported to the police.

OASIS IN THE DESERT: The once-in-a-year delight of Mexican cactus in full bloom in Sector 36, Chandigarh. 
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

Rare cactus in bloom
Chandigarh, April 8
It is an annual feast for the eyes. This rare cactus Echinocereus pectinatus, which flowers once in a year, is in full bloom these days at the Sector 36 residence of Col C.S. Bewli.

Meter reader assaulted
SAS Nagar, April 8
A meter reader of the Public Health Department, Mr Sukhwinder Singh, was allegedly assaulted by a retired Army personnel in Phase IX here when the employees had gone to take the water and sewerage reading. 

Bee-hive scare
Chandigarh, April 8
A bee-hive in the Rose Garden has created a scare among the evening and morning walkers in the garden.



Fraud case against couple
Kharar, April 8
The local police has registered a case against Ashwani Kumar Jain of Chandigarh and his wife under Sections 420 and 34, IPC, on the charge of committing a fraud of Rs 1.5 lakh.

Man commits suicide
Chandigarh, April 8
A 55-year-old man reportedly immolated himself here this afternoon. According to the police, Khoob Chand, a resident of Mauli Jagran, poured kerosene over himself and set himself afire. He was rushed to the PGI with serious burn injuries where he was declared brought dead.

Kajheri resident injured in attack
Chandigarh, April 8
In a late night incident, a Kajheri resident, Anil Kumar, sustained injuries after being allegedly attacked by seven persons near the Sectors 37-38 chowk. The victim, with injuries on his arm and finger, was rushed to the Sector 16 General Hospital.


Business enquiries at Coolex-2002
Chandigarh, April 8
Business enquiries worth more than Rs 5.18 crore were generated at Coolex-2002, the four-day exhibition on refrigeration and airconditioners organised by the CII. More than 11,000 people visited the fair which concluded today .
Coolex-2002, the four-day exhibition on refrigeration and air-conditioning, organised by the CII in Sector 31, Chandigarh, concluded on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph

Upholding a time-honoured institution
Chandigarh, April 8
The institution of marriage is as old as civilisation. A tradition handed down from one generation to the next, and for centuries, valued, respected and cherished. Upholding this tradition, each community expresses its identity through rituals evolved out of specific aspects of history, migratory patterns and contact with surrounding people and environments.



NIFD launches short-term courses
Chandigarh, April 8
The National Institute of Fashion Design, Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali, has launched short term courses in fashion design, textile design and interior design. Keeping in view the persistent enquiries and as the institute is closed for summer break owing to the university examinations of the regular students, these courses have been launched to meet the growing demand.

Hansraj students top DAV Board exam
Panchkula, April 8
Scoring over 90 per cent marks in the all-India DAV Board examination, 2002, seven students of Mahatma Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, brought name to their institution.


Give status report on free medicare for poor
Chandigarh, April 8
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the states of Punjab and Haryana, besides the Union Territory of Chandigarh, to inform the court about the propriety of providing free medical treatment and other facilities to those living below the poverty line.

  • Pre-arrest bail for scholar in VC case

  • Two ex-ministers’ election contested

  • District library not to be shifted

Cheema’s bail plea dismissed
Chandigarh, April 8
A local court today dismissed an anticipatory bail plea moved by CIA Inspector J.S. Cheema, who was booked by the CBI in a corruption case.

Notice to MCC in dog bite case
Chandigarh, April 8
Soon after Mr Justice Mehtab Singh Gill of the Punjab and Haryana High Court took suo motu notice of a news item on terror being unleashed by increasing number of dog bites in the city, Mr Justice G.S. Singhvi and Mr Justice M.M. Kumar of the High Court today issued notices for May 1 to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh and other respondents.

Campaigning on for Bar elections
Chandigarh, April 8
The allocation of chambers to advocates sitting in open and in wooden chambers on the court premises, lift, parking, and better facilities for young advocates are the main issues for candidates who are contesting for the post of the President of the District Bar Association.



Shooting of ‘Dharam Di Chadar’

SAS Nagar, April 8
The shooting of “Dharam Di Chadar”, on the historical facts related to the sacrifice by Guru Teg Bahadar would be completed by September this year, said the producer and director of the film, Mr Hardeep Singh, here yesterday. 

A scene from ‘Dharam Di Chadar’
A scene from ‘Dharam Di Chadar’ being shot in SAS Nagar. — A Tribune photograph

‘The Journey’ captures the mind brilliantly
Chandigarh, April 8
The Journey. This name was rightfully given to the exhibition of painting and print held by Jaspal ‘S’ at Kalagram art gallery as about 40 paintings exhibited here signified his journey through four different stages of life, capturing the intricacies of mind and soul.

Aanchal wins ‘baazi’
Chandigarh, April 8
Aanchal Kumar, our own Chandigarh girl and now one of the top models of India, may be a familiar face all over the nation, but very few people know that behind the dazzling face lies a sharp brain that once aspired to be an IAS officer.


Pacemaker can prevent sudden deaths: cardiologist
Chandigarh, April 8
More than 14 lakh people in the country die each year due to sudden death or ventricular infibrilation. Heart specialists now believe that since patients with heart problems are more prone to instances of sudden death than others, they should be advised to get a pacemaker implanted

‘Bypass surgery not a safety measure’
Chandigarh, April 8
More than 14 lakh persons in the country die each year due to sudden death or ventricular infibrilation.

Seminar on role of communication in public health
Chandigarh, April 8
The Department of Mass Communication, Panjab University, is organising a workshop on the ‘Role of Communication in Public Health’ in the light of the recent outbreak of the pneumonic plague in collaboration with the Regional Institute of Public Health, Chandigarh, on April 13, 2002 at the ICSSR Complex, PU.

Delegation meets Health Secy
Chandigarh, April 8
A centre of excellence, strengthening of the Indian System of Medicines Department, cultivation of medicinal plants and setting up of a herb garden are among the several proposals made for promotion of Chandigarh as a destination for health tourism.



Zorawar Singh Thiara Young Zorawar creates sensation
Chandigarh, April 8
It was a bright day for Chandigarhians when Zorawar Singh Thiara (4½) created sensation by bringing glory to the city, as he romped home with a gold medal in a prestigious horse show of the North India, named Delhi Horse Show, held last evening at the Army Riders and Polo Club in Nickolson Ranges, Delhi Cantonment.


Order on dry leaves
Chandigarh, April 8
In order to properly dispose of dry leaves falling from the trees during the spring season, the Chandigarh Administration today issued guidelines to be followed by the occupants of all government buildings and institutions within its jurisdiction.

Curbs on watering lawns, parks
Panchkula, April 8
The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, has directed that watering of lawns and parks in the city be discontinued from 5 to 9 in the morning.

Steps to check harassment
Chandigarh, April 8
The Department of Social Welfare, Chandigarh Administration, today issued directions to all heads of departments, boards and corporations to constitute complaint committees to look into the cases of sexual harassment of women employees at workplaces.

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