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Marble traders get first jolt
Sheds located in Sector 51 removed

Chandigarh, May 31
One part of the unauthorised marble market along the road separating Sectors 51 and 52 was demolished by the Chandigarh Administration this morning. About 80 sheds which served as offices of marble traders, saw mills, pot sellers, fruits sellers, including a gas agency, were removed.

A part of the unauthorised marble market along the road separating Sectors 51 and 52 was removed in an operation by the Chandigarh Administration on Friday.
A part of the unauthorised marble market along the road separating Sectors 51 and 52 was removed in an operation by the Chandigarh Administration on Friday. —Photo Parvesh Chauhan

16 trucks owned by Langah aide seized
SAS Nagar, May 31
The Punjab Vigilance Department today seized at least 16 trucks owned by a close associate of former PWD minister, Mr Sucha Singh Langah, from Tangori village, near here. The trucks were being run by a Chandigarh-based firm, Ajit Singh and Sons Engineering and Constructions, on behalf of the former minister.


Football magic bypasses city
Chandigarh, May 31
The tussle between cable TV operators and Ten Sports, the channel broadcasting the Football World Cup -2002, left the football levels in city, disappointed they were not able to watch the opening ceremony and the first match of the event being held in Japan and South Korea.

Soccer lovers glued to television at the PCA stadium in SAS Nagar on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Soccer lovers glued to television at the PCA stadium in SAS Nagar on Friday.

Country’s top schools to open branches in city
Chandigarh, May 31
Four top private schools of the country have been selected by the Chandigarh Administration to open schools to provide quality education. Each site measuring between 5 and 6 acres will be allotted to these schools, which were selected following an elaborate screening process carried out by officials and experts.


Ban tobacco ads, says association
SAS Nagar, May 31
The Generation Saviour Association today demanded a ban on tobacco advertisements as these were misleading. The president of the association, Ms Amteshwar Kaur, said at a press conference on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day here that nearly 10 million persons died each year throughout the world due to the tobacco habit.

Dept without regular head for five months
Chandigarh, May 31
The Punjab Town and Country Planning Department is being run without a regular head for the past five months. After the retirement of the last Chief Town Planner, Mr HS Bhogal, the meeting of the departmental promotion committee (DPC) has been postponed twice during the past five months for reasons best known to the officials concerned.

CM to chair meeting of temple board
Panchkula, May 31
The issue of free langars being organised on the premises of Mata Mansa Devi temple will feature prominently on the agenda of the Sri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board meeting to be held on June 3. The meeting will be chaired by the Chief Minister, Mr. Om Prakash Chautala.

Fake note pops out of ATM
Chandigarh, May 31
Residents look out. Before you leave the automatic teller machine counter of your bank, make sure that the crisp currency note in your hand is not counterfeit. Strange it may sound, but this is exactly what happened to a city resident working with a Sector 15-based chartered accountant.

Villagers asked to undertake thikri pheras
Panchkula, May 31
The administration has brought the villages of the district under the Punjab Village and Small Town Patrol Act and asked all villagers to undertake thikri pheras, with a view to ensuring security and safety of public life and property and avoid any other untoward incident.

Bansal meets Sector 18 residents
Chandigarh, May 31
Acting on a request made by the Social Welfare Society, Sector 18, the local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, has visited the sector to take stock of the problems of the area regarding sanitation, cleanliness, roads and other problems.

Paper samples sent for quality-check
SAS Nagar, May 31
In the case of alleged irregularities in the purchase of paper in the Punjab School Education Board, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau today sent samples of the paper to three government-certified agencies for testing the quality of paper.

400 more take part in shramdan
Chandigarh, May 31
As many as 400 persons participated in the ongoing Shramdan at the regulator end, Sukhna Lake, yesterday. Nearly 100 employees of CITCO along with their Chairman, Mr. G.K. Marwaha, Chief General Manager N.S. Brar and the General Manager, Mr. A.K. Malhotra, participated.

Fest of sandwiches, rolls
Chandigarh, May 31
In deference to the changing times, Hotel Aroma, today threw open its Eating House to a 10-day ‘Festival of Sandwiches and Rolls’. Being the oldest hotel in the city, since 1953, it has seen the tastes shifting from the good old conventional panir pakoras and cutlets to more West-oriented food items, with dosas, pizzas and burgers thrown in-between.

MC releases pigs
Chandigarh, May 31
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh here today released 40 pigs without charging the Rs 50 feed charge, and set the deadline for the release of an other around of 170 pigs by Sunday.


Two injured in road accidents
Chandigarh, May 31
In two separate road accidents, two persons, including a pedestrian, were injured in the past 12 hours in the city. A pedestrian, Mr Ram Gulam, hailing from Gaunda Jamshedpur in Uttar Pradesh, was hit by an unidentified vehicle while he was crossing the road near Picadilly chowk last night.

Gas agency owner booked
Panchkula, May 31
Irate residents of Sector 18 here today virtually took to streets after they found that LPG cylinders being supplied by an agency were underweight. They forced a delivery man of the gas agency to stop, off loaded the filled gas cylinders and weighed these. All six gas cylinders thus weighed were found to be at least 4 to 5 kg underweight.


Hoteliers resent Admn’s move
Chandigarh, May 31
The Hotel Association of Chandigarh has protested against the move of the Chandigarh Administration to allow use of upper floor of any showroom in the city for purposes of lodging, guest house or a hotel, without paying conversion charges. The charges applied in case someone wanted to change the use of showroom into that of lodging-cum-restaurant.


More principals likely to get notices
Poor showing in class X, XII examinations
Chandigarh, May 31
After penalising principals of government schools for poor performance in the class VIII examination, stage is set for yet another round of show-cause notices by the UT Education Department to heads of government schools for a repeat in the CBSE class X and class XII examinations.

Students of J.P. Bal Niketan Public School, Sector 37, Chandigarh, enjoy a splash in the school pool on Friday.
Students of J.P. Bal Niketan Public School, Sector 37, Chandigarh, enjoy a splash in the school pool on Friday.

PU dispatches roll numbers
Chandigarh, May 31
Stage is set for entrance examination for various postgraduate courses in Panjab University. The examination branch has completed all last minute formalities in dispatching the roll numbers and announcing the centres in majority of the cases.

College boys set out on peace mission
Chandigarh, May 31
It is the spirit of adventure that has got the better of three boys of Government College, Sector 11, who have begun their cycle expedition to Khardungla and Nubra valley through Rohtang and Leh.

IPW students display their creations
Chandigarh, May 31
Students of textile designing and fashion designing of the International Polytechnic for Women put their best foot forward when they displayed their entire range of creations like garments, linen, household articles, miniatures, embroideries, kalakaris etc on the school campus in Sector 35-C here yesterday.

School celebrates foundation day
SAS Nagar, May 31
The foundation day of the local DAV Public School was celebrated on the premises of the new building of the school in Phase X, here yesterday.


3 accused in bribery case granted bail
Chandigarh, May 31
Three employees of the Controller of explosives office, Sector 22, who have been arrested by the CBI while accepting bribe, were today granted bail by a local court.

  • Bail granted

  • Bail in theft case

  • Bikramjit case adjourned

Panchkula MC poll within 4 months: HC
Chandigarh, May 31
In a significant statement before a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Haryana’s Advocate General yesterday said elections to Panchkula’s Municipal Corporation would be held within next four months.

Bar council submits list of fake graduates
Chandigarh, May 31
The Punjab and Haryana Bar Council today submitted a list of “fake” law graduates to the UT Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) demanding the registration of case of cheating and forgery against them.


Puppet workshop at Kala Gram
Chandigarh, May 31
The puppet workshop organised by Dadi Pudumjee at Kalagram here attracted many learners this morning. Holding the dais was none other than master puppet artiste Dadi Pudumjee, who used various materials to create rod and hand puppets.

Bhagat Singh’s magic on silver screen
Chandigarh, May 31
Shaheed Bhagat Singh as a national hero has been known for occupying a special place in people’s hearts. But more than his sacrifice during the Indian freedom movement, what has rekindled everybody’s interest is five Bollywood movies showing his heroic deeds on the celluloid at the same time.


Ayurveda programme launched
Chandigarh, May 31
The Sri Dhanwantri Ayurveda College and Hospital in Sector 46 here in association with Dabur India Limited launched a unique programme of integrating institution, individual and industry in the field of ayurveda to scientifically bring into the mainstream some of the clinically tested treatments for common problems.

Medical seminar on June 2
Chandigarh, May 31
More than 100 doctors of the region are expected to participate in a seminar on “different aspects of allergies”, being organised by the Chandigarh chapter of the Government Medical College (GOMCO) Patiala Alumni Association at Hotel Pinewood in Barog on June 2.

Awareness camp 
Panchkula, May 31
The Panchkula Police, in collaboration with the local chapter of the Family Planning Association of India, organised an adolescence awareness health camp yesterday as part of the police-public meet. Adolescents between the age of 13 to 19 years participated in the camp.

30 women get stipend, certificates
Chandigarh, May 31
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh and the Central Polytechnic, Sector-10, here today distributed Rs 600 stipend each to 30 women in Daddu Majra.


Teaching youngsters cricketing skills
Chandigarh, May 31
The Panchkula District Cricket Association received a shot in the arm when Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, allowed the association the use of a piece of land for setting up a cricket academy enabling budding cricketers to practise.

Sheetal clinches ITF title
Chandigarh, May 31
It was a good day for the third seed Sheetal Goutham who silenced the challenge of Ankita Bhambri, the fifth seed, to finally clinch the women singles title in the final of the $5000 ITF Women Tennis Tournament played at the Tennis Stadium, Sector 10, here today.

  • Tennis meet

  • City lad shines

  • Cricket tournament


MC finances to be reviewed
Chandigarh, May 31
The financial position of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, including expenditure on non-plan heads, will be reviewed on June 7 and action taken reports on various decisions during the past five months will be laid before the Finance and Contract Committee.

More wait for fund-starved corporation
Chandigarh, May 31
The municipal corporation’s agonising wait for higher resource allocation through the Second Delhi Finance Commission (SDFC) again came to a naught yesterday with the SDFC failing to keep its date with the municipal corporation here.

MC served notice on dumping ground
Chandigarh, May 31
The Chandigarh Pollution Control Board (CPCB) here today served a notice on the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh to initiate action against pollution caused by the Daddu Majra dumping ground within 15 days.

Drive to check use of LEDs on number plates
Chandigarh, May 31
The local police will launch a special drive to check the unauthorised use of blue LED lights being used by motorists on registration number plates, which makes it virtually impossible to read the number.

Water harvesting project on anvil
Panchkula, May 31
The district administration is all set to launch its watershed development project by constructing small water harvesting structures, for recharging of groundwater in the district.

Controversial Form 56-C withdrawn
Ludhiana, May 31
The Sales Tax Department of Punjab Government has withdrawn the controversial Form 56 C and asked all its offices in the state not to press for it. This was disclosed here today by the general secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal, Mr Mohinder Aggarwal. He said the decision has come as a great relief to the traders.


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