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MC wants to take charge of water supply, sewerage
SAS Nagar, April 19
It could turn out to be a decisive battle for the SAS Nagar Municipal Council. The civic body has at last convinced the Local Government Department to agree to its proposal to look after the water supply and the sewerage in the township or ask the Punjab Public Health Department to bear the cost of maintenance of the essential services.

PGI’s College of Nursing flouts UGC norms
Chandigarh, April 19
For over three decades now, the teaching faculty of the PGI's College of Nursing have been working on low salaries, have never been promoted from lecturerships and have no provision whatsoever for increments. 

A large procession being taken out by devotees A large procession being taken out by devotees as part of Ram Navami celebrations in Chandigarh
on Friday. 
— photo Manoj Mahajan


No money to cover all roads
Chandigarh, April 19
The recarpeting of roads here will resume from May 1, but, with the allocation of only Rs 3.8 crore in this year's budget of the Municipal Corporation against a demand of Rs 15 crore for the purpose, chances are that bumpy rides are here to stay.

UT Administrator, Home Secretary get notice
Chandigarh, April 19
Acting on a petition filed by three advocates for quashing the appointment of nine Assistant District Attorney who were appointed in the District Courts by the administration last year, the Central Administration Tribunal has issued notice to the UT Administrator, UT Home Secretary and 10 others to file reply on May 9.

Major fire near Pearch village



Panchkula to get more water
Panchkula, April 19
The water supply situation in the township is going to be easy for the residents this year, with the administration set to provide at least three MGD of water more than the present daily water requirement.

 clown performs at Bharat Circus
A clown performs at Bharat Circus in Sector 5, Panchkula, on Friday. 
— photo Pankaj Sharma

Dwarfs are kings in circus               
Panchkula, April 19
It is a strange paradox. They are looked down upon by their family and shunned because of their physical disability. But for any circus these dwarfs, who draw crowds, especially children, are like the proverbial life support system.

Seminar stresses on flood management
Chandigarh, April 19
Mr Suresh Chandra, Chairman of the Central Water Commission, was the chief guest at a two-day seminar on water management organised by the Punjab and Chandigarh State Centre of the Institution of Engineers.

Improve body language
Chandigarh, April 19
Ever thought of improving your body language? Do it, because it can make or mar your performance at an important interview. The body language plays an important role not only in your every day life but also while interacting with people and appearing for interviews for important jobs. 

Track problem disrupts rail traffic
Chandigarh, April 19
A problem in track alignment at Kalka railway station led to disruption to rail traffic this evening. The disruption delayed the departure of Shatabdi Express and Himalayan Queen. Both trains leave Kalka in the evening for Delhi.

Villagers hail reservation in allotment
Chandigarh, April 19
The Pind Bachao Committee has welcomed the move of the Chandigarh Administration to give reservation to oustees in the allotment of the Chandigarh Housing Board flats.

Tipnis to head Air Force body
Chandigarh, April 19
Former Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal A. Y. Tipnis (retd), has been appointed President of the Air Force Association. He takes over from Air Chief Marshal S. K. Sareen (retd).

Plea on parking of vehicles
SAS Nagar, April 19
The police authorities today urged the market welfare associations in the town to manage parking of vehicles in their respective markets. This would ensure safety of the vehicles to check unscrupulous elements from committing crimes in the area.

Experts dwell on fire safety aspects
Chandigarh, April 19
To mark the Fire Safety Week, a fire safety awareness programme was held at Kurukshetra Hostel in Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, here today.

Devotees throng Gaudiya Math function
Chandigarh, April 19
The second spiritual sitting of the ongoing annual function and Ramnavmi celebrations at Shree Chaitanya Gaudhiya Math, Sector 20, ended here today.

Telephone bills issued
Chandigarh, April 19
Due to accounting reasons, bills for the following levels/categories for the period between March 1 and March 31 were issued today, a statement issued here today said. The last date of these bills is May 15.



Bid to outrage modesty
Chandigarh, April 19
The police has arrested a man of Sector 55, Vicky, on the complaint of a Palsora woman that the accused had tried to outrage her modesty when she had gone to answer the call of nature. A case under Section 354 of the IPC has been registered.



‘History, literature and society inter-related’
Chandigarh, April 19
History, literature and society together form a complex matrix, making it difficult to say where one ends and the other begins and also the manner in which they are inter-related with one another.

A group of final-year students of graphics (printmaking) of the Government College of Art
A group of final-year students of graphics (printmaking) of the Government College of Art, Sector 10, who have worked on a special project, Kalaswar-2002, in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Ensemble of talent                          
Chandigarh, April 19
After a display of talent by final- year students of applied arts and painting of the Sector 10 Government College of Art, today it was the turn of graphics students to keep their commitment to the world of art.

City students at PATA
Chandigarh, April 19
The ITFT (Institute of Tourism and Future Management Trends) of Chandigarh had 28 of its students associated with the 51st Annual Pacific Asia Travel Association Conference, held in New Delhi from April 14 to 18.

PEC students enliven club function
Chandigarh, April 19
Peppy dance numbers and soul searching melody showcasing the multifaceted talents of engineering students marked the annual club function of Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, here today.

Water misuse by colleges


Regularise services of 30 blind workers
Chandigarh, April 19
Coming down heavily on the state of Haryana for discriminating against 30 blind workers serving for the past five years, Mr Justice Mehtab Singh Gill of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Director of Social Defence and Security, besides other respondents, to regularise their services “from the date their juniors were regularised”.

  • State told to substantiate reply



The flavours of Malwa
Chandigarh, April 19
The rich culture of Punjab was once again packaged attractively during the annual cultural show, "Moh Malwa Da," organised by the Malwa Cultural and Social Welfare Society in Tagore Theatre here yesterday.

Poets, writers meet tomorrow
Chandigarh, April 19
An unusual literary get-together of eminent poets, short story writers and ghazal exponents will be held at the Sector 8 residence of Mr Tejbans Singh Jauhar on April 21 at 5.30 p.m.

Vandana enchants devotees
Panchkula, April 19
Hundreds of devotees of Mata Mansa Devi got a chance to savour bhajan by playback singer Vandana Vajpayee at the Mansa Devi shrine here today. An acclaimed exponent of classical music, Vandana kept the audience captivated with her soulful redention of ‘Ganesh Aarti’. 


Male infertility — the real picture
Chandigarh, April 19
Can men with no sperms have children? The answer to this question cannot be a simple yes or no. According to doctors running the male infertility clinic at the PGI here, an understanding of some of the common problems, which so-called sterile males suffer from, can answer many such questions and in turn also reduce the chances of being cheated by unscrupulous private practitioners who can, in such cases, easily fleece patients due to their lack of knowledge.

IMA flays move on land for nursing homes
Chandigarh, April 19
The Indian Medical Association, Chandigarh State Branch and the Chandigarh Nursing Home and Private Hospitals Association have strongly criticised the move of the Chandigarh Administration to unilaterally rescind “The Allotment of land for Nursing Homes Scheme 1999”.

Donors for PGI ‘langar’, beware!
Chandigarh, April 19
The PGI has taken a serious view of reports that an organisation by the name of ‘Bhai Kanhaiya Daily Langar Sewa’ has been collecting money from the public in the name of the PGI, saying that it was providing free food service to attendants of patients at the PGI.



Members of the Chandigarh Golf Club
Members of the Chandigarh Golf Club during a press conference in Chandigarh on Friday.

Gayatri to lead lady golfers      
Chandigarh, April 19
Gayatri M.M. Singh will be the new captain of the ladies section of the Chandigarh Golf Club. Announcing her new committee team, she said Ms Pauline J.M. Singh will be the honorary secretary, Ms Vijay Wadhawan the honorary treasurer and Ms Pikka P.Singh the co-cordinator.

Digvijay, Amit enter final
Chandigarh, April 19
Digvijay Singh and Amit Chauhan will face each other in the final of the under-10 boys’ section of the ongoing Total Tennis Championship played at the YMCA, Sector 11, here today in the under-12 boys’ section, Vijayant Malik will vie with Sidharth Singh in the final. In the under-12 girls’ section, Inayat Khosla, Mehak, Pavit and Janish entered the last four of the event.


Mayor finalises panel members
Chandigarh, April 19
The Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi, today finalised five members each for two fact finding committees on alleged irregularities in the recruitment of firemen and reported theft from Fire Department stores.

HUDA spent 80.4 crore on development
Panchkula, April 19
Over Rs 80.4 crore has been spent by the Haryana Urban Development Authority for the development of Panchkula during the past two-and-a-half years.

Minister to hear land owners’ grievances
SAS Nagar, April 19
To settle pending cases regarding land in five new sectors (76 to 80) acquired by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, the Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister, Mr Ragunath Sahai Puri, will visit Sohana shortly to listen to the grievances of land owners.Top

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