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Southern sectors to sweat at night
Chandigarh, July 16
Now power cuts in the city will last till midnight. These will be imposed on a rotational basis. The surging demand of power has left the Chandigarh Administration with no other choice, but to impose power cuts in selected areas. 

Distillery causes (bottle) neck
Chandigarh, July 16
The Municipal Corporation may never be tired of claiming that it will remove all encroachments in areas under its jurisdiction, but it has failed to take any concrete action against an influential industrialist, who has encroached upon a public park and surrounding roads in the Industrial Area, Phase II.

Queen Distillery Private Limited, Industrial Area, Phase II, is using a park and nearby roads for storing empty bottles Queen Distillery Private Limited, Industrial Area, Phase II, is using a park and nearby roads for storing empty bottles, thus, causing inconvenience to workers of the other industrial units. 
— A Tribune photograph

Transfer funds or powers: MC panel tells Admn
Chandigarh, July 16
The Legal Affairs Committee of the Municipal Corporation found here today that the Chandigarh Administration had violated the Punjab Municipal Act of 1976 (as extended to Chandigarh in 1994) and the 74th Constitutional Amendment, while the Centre had ignored it.



A fatal blow to art
Chandigarh, July 16
The rental hike by city-based auditoriums has come as a harsh blow for the budding theatre artists, which could be the final nail in the coffin of this dying art. While many groups are taking to raising money from their fellow artistes to stage a play, others are seeking refuge in street plays.

Licences to colonisers in 60 days
SAS Nagar, July 16
The procedure to issue licences to private colonisers has been simplified and from now onwards the licence will be issued within 60 days from the date of making application.

Burglary in PGI doctor’s house
Chandigarh, July 16
Burglars broke into a two-room house of a PGI doctor in Sector 15 here late yesterday and decamped with jewellery and electronic gadgets valued at about Rs 5 lakh.



BSNL-PWD rift muffles  1,000 telephones
Chandigarh, July 16
More than 1,000 phones have been lying dead for the past one month in the Sohana-Landhran-Kharar belt, thanks to a dispute between the Public Works Department and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited.

Strict vigil for I-Day function
Chandigarh, July 16
In a run-up to the Independence Day celebrations, the Chandigarh Police is launching a special one-month checking to sensitise the city towards any strike by terrorists.

Meeting on park and parking area
Chandigarh, July 16
The Sant Nirankari Mandal and a team of the Municipal Corporation held a meeting to provide the mandal a park-cum-parking area in Sector 30 here today.

Who will tame cable operators?

atching one TV channel or the other has become not only a household necessity but also a way of life. Each family member, young or old, can’t think of a life without a cable. Having known this fact very well, the cable operators, by constituting a syndicate, are monopolising the trade at their whims and caprices.

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Industrial area lacks civic amenities
SAS Nagar, July 16
Civic amenities in the industrial area here are either lacking or are poorly maintained with the authorities concerned not doing enough to bring about improvements.

Mayor dedicates ‘gaushala’ to city
Chandigarh, July 16
The Municipal Corporation and the Chandigarh Animal Welfare and Environment Development Society here today opened a ‘gaushala’ in Sector 25 to take care of stray animals and prevent accidents on roads.

A three-wheeler carrying the LPG cylinders overturnsTwo hurt in road mishaps
Chandigarh, July 16
Two persons were injured in separate road mishaps in the area falling under the Industrial Area police station here today.

A three-wheeler carrying the LPG cylinders overturns after colliding with a bicycle in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Anti-Terrorist Front wants Farooq sacked
Chandigarh, July 16
The All-India Anti-Terrorist Front here today demanded the sacking of the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mr Farooq Abdullah, order to the Army to carry out military strikes on terrorist training camps across the border and declaration of Pakistan as a terrorist state.

No decision on terms for cafeteria
Chandigarh, July 16
The working group of the municipal corporation, to decide terms and conditions for the cafeteria in Shanti Kunj, failed to finalise modalities for attracting big food chain players in the prime garden of the city here today.

2 bodies found on rail track
Dera Bassi, July 16
Bodies of two unidentified migrant labourers were found cut in pieces on the Kalka-Ambala railway line opposite the Dera Bassi Truck Union office near here this morning. 



Robbery bid: ASI arrested
SAS Nagar, July 16
Assistant Sub-Inspector Rajinder Singh was arrested today in connection with the case of a robbery bid in a Phase IX shop here.

Flesh trade racket: three arrested
Dera Bassi, July 16
Continuing its drive against immoral trafficking, the police arrested three persons, including two girls, who were on their way to Chandigarh from Delhi near Zirakpur, on Monday night.

Bodies of two middle-aged men found
Chandigarh, July 16
Two bodies were found in the city today. According to the information available, a 42-year-old Jugraj Singh, a resident of Lopon village in Moga district, was found dead near a restaurant at the Sector 43 bus stand. 





25 teachers shifted in UT
Chandigarh, July 16
The UT Education Department transferred 25 teachers of government schools who had completed seven years in one school here today as per the policy of the Administration.

Manisha Trighatia
Manisha Trighatia, who has stood first in the MA (geography) final examination of Panjab University. She secured 684 marks out of 1,000.

M.Sc. (IT) seats fall vacant
Chandigarh, July 16
The venue for the centralised admissions to undergraduate and post-graduate courses was bursting at its seams with anxious parents and excited students flocking the Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, to check out the displayed merit lists at the venue.

Diploma course in nursing
SAS Nagar, July 16
Admission to the three-year diploma course in General Nursing and Midwifery at the Fortis School of Nursing is open till July 17, 2002. Supported by Fortis Healthcare the school aims to inculcate in their students the best of international standards and modern professional techniques in patient care.

HC notice to Pbi varsity
Chandigarh, July 16
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed that the students admitted to the WC Institute of Management, Dera Bassi, and two other institutes shall be allowed to appear in examinations to be conducted by Punjabi University at Patiala.


Kaushal’s plea adjourned
Chandigarh, July 16
The Central Administrative Tribunal today adjourned the petition moved by Punjab IAS officer Sarvesh Kaushal for July 22. 



‘Health economy needs oxygen’
Chandigarh, July 16
Dr N.K. Ganguly, Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research, has stressed the need for generating resources for better research and health infrastructure.

Debate on a decision that proved potent
Chandigarh, July 16
An ingenious use of male-potency drug Viagra for treating a blue baby at Kochi has triggered a debate among doctors. 

120 donate blood
Chandigarh, July 16
Over 120 HMT employees and their family members donated blood at a camp organised by the Chandigarh Blood Bank Society and the PGI, at the B.R. Ambedkar Auditorium here today.



Akshit, Dhruv in title clash
Chandigarh, July 16
Akshit Mahajan and Dhruv Goyal made it to the final of the under-10 section of the District Panchkula Badminton Championship played here today at the Community Centre, Panchkula. 


Extension sought for Gujral
Chandigarh, July 16
The Chandigarh Administration has sought one-year extension in the tenure for the UT Home Secretary, Mr Raminder Singh Gujral. 

8 new power substations soon
Chandigarh, July 16
Stung by a series of power breakdowns, mostly due to poor distribution system, the Chandigarh Administration has drawn up a plan to augment the system. 

SDM (East) to have new office
Chandigarh, July 16
Within the coming few days the office of the SDM (East) will be shifted from its present location in the DC's office in Sector 17 to a new location near the CTU workshop in the Industrial Area, Phase I.

Ban extended
Chandigarh, July 16
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh yesterday extended the ban on the morning car washing and watering gardens for an unspecified period.

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