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Commercial property conversion at new rates
Chandigarh, July 18
The Chandigarh Administration has notified fresh rates for conversion of commercial property. The orders issued here today superseded an earlier order issued on May 22. Partitions in multi-bay ground-floor shops for independent usage of each portion will, now, be allowed at fixed rates.

Mystery shrouds contractor’s death
Chandigarh, July 18
The body of a 37-year-old contractor, working at the site of a residential colony under construction in Sector 49 here, was found dead under mysterious circumstances on the ground floor of a four-storeyed flat in Labour Bureau Colony here today. The body of the victim, Pradeep, had no clothes on at the time of discovery.

Sunburnt PGI sinks money in geysers
Chandigarh, July 18
The PGI foots a Rs 7 crore electricity bill every year (about Rs 1.5 lakh every day), but no one there has ever bothered in the past 12 years to get the solar-powered water-heating system repaired. The system was functional for barely a year.



PGI cardiac wing misses a beat
Chandigarh, July 18
While PGI trained doctors today head most of the cardiology departments in the country, it is unfortunate that the parent department here is sick at heart.

Tension between 2 schools continues; police denies
Chandigarh, July 18
Tension between students of the senior secondary school and model school operating from the premises of Dev Samaj School, Sector 21, showed no sign of abating, here today.

CJ’s order overlooked in Bhatnagar case?
Chandigarh, July 18
Did the Punjab Government overlook the directive of the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court while ordering the transfer of Mr A.P. Bhatnagar, the then Additional Director-General of Police, Intelligence?


Scavangers eligible for SC/ST perks: panel
Chandigarh, July 18
Members of The National Safai Karmchari Ayog here today took the Chandigarh Administration to task for the absence of senior officials and claiming the city to be without scavangers.

Cattle menace on the rise
SAS Nagar, July 18
Bakshi Ram, a clerk in a government office in Chandigarh, is returning after buying vegetables from the Sunday mandi. On his way back on the scooter, Bakhshi Ram crashes into a stray cow coming from the front and for the next one month Bakshi Ram is in the hospital with a fractured leg.

MC to acquire cattle-catcher van
SAS Nagar, July 18
The municipal council has decided to buy a cattle-catcher van to tackle the problem of stray animals in the town.Illustration by Sandeep Joshi

No end in sight to water problem
Chandigarh, July 18
The problem of water is acute. Every morning the residents wake up at 6 and rush to the balcony. Sweating profusely, they tug buckets of water to the upper floors of a Sector 44 multi-storeyed building. After one-and-a-half hour of exhaustive pulling just before the taps go hissing, they find that either the kitchen requirement or the bathroom water remains unfilled.

Five of Fire Dept indicted for theft
Chandigarh, July 18
A fact-finding committee of the Municipal Corporation probing allegations of theft in the Fire Department indicted five employees of the department here today, according to Mr Surinder Singh, chairman of the panel. Mr Surinder Singh has submitted a 10-page sealed case-report to the Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi.

The new Station Commander, Air Officer Commanding (AOC), 12 Wing, Air Cdre Arun Gopi Nath (right), meets officers after taking over charge in Chandigarh on Thursday.AOC Gopi Nath takes charge
Chandigarh, July 18
The 12 wing based here today got the new Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Air Cdre Arun Gopi Nath. He took over from Air Cdre V.S. Govindarajan, who goes to the Eastern Air Command Headquarters, Shillong, as Air –II.

The new Station Commander, Air Officer Commanding (AOC), 12 Wing, Air Cdre Arun Gopi Nath (right), meets officers after taking over charge in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Photo Pravesh Chauhan

Research on Rashtrapati Bhavan architecture
Chandigarh, July 18
An alumni of the Chandigarh College of Architecture, Vani Bahl, has brought laurels to the City Beautiful by doing intensive research on the architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

CJ discharged from PGI

Phones dead for 4 days



Attempt to snatch Rs 1 lakh
Chandigarh, July 18
A futile attempt to snatch a bag containing Rs 1 lakh was reported from Sector 22 here this evening.

Charge against mother-in-law
Chandigarh, July 18
A 20-old women today alleged that her mother-in-law tried to immolate her by pouring kerosene on her in her in-laws' house in Sector 22 here this evening. According to information available, the victim, Mukta Batrra, was married on May 5, 2002, to Vimal Batra.

Massive haul of country liquor
SAS Nagar, July 18
A massive haul of country liquor (Gulab brand) being smuggled from Chandigarh to Yamunanagar has been confiscated during raids and checking at various places here last night. The raids were based on information received by the Superintendent of Police, Mr Harcharan Singh Bhullar.



Exciting contests mark Jamboree-2002
Chandigarh, July 18
Quiz and spelling competitions, spin a yarn and sandwich-making contest marked the first day of Jamboree-2002 at the Government Museum auditorium in Sector 10 in which students of 22 city schools participated.

Old-timers blocking hostel seats
Raw deal for PU freshers
Chandigarh, July 18
Old-timers blocking hostel seats for freshers continues at Panjab University. A number of them have completed their postgraduation and enrolled for another one just to secure a seat in the hostel. There is also a section that attended classes of first year only and secured admission in a new class this year.

BCA seats 
Chandigarh, July 18
Seats continued to remain vacant in the BCA course at the ongoing centralised admissions at Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, on the second and last day of counselling for the course here today.

Applications for scholarships
Chandigarh, July 18
The Guru Harkrishan Educational Society has invited applications for scholarships to financially poor but bright students who during the academic year 2002-2003 plan to seek admission to vocational managerial, technical, medical, educational and other postgraduate courses.

PU exam results
Chandigarh, July 18
Panjab University today declared results of different examinations conducted in April-May this year, an official press note said here.


Science graduates can opt for arts subjects
Chandigarh, July 18
Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice S.S. Grewal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, have ruled that a science graduate can opt for additional subjects in the field of arts.

  • Notice to Punjab on SGPC’s plea



New Release
An enjoyable family entertainer
ashu Bhagnani of Puja films first time teams up with actor Anupam Kher to present a family entertainer ‘Om Jai Jagdish’. With this film Anupam Kher at last turned director. The film opens today at K.C. Theatre, Chandigarh. It is a family film about three brothers and their relationship. ‘Om Jai Jagdish’ stars Anil Kapoor, Fardeen Khan and Abhishek Bachchan. Waheeda Rehman plays their mother. Mahima Chaudhary, Urmila Matondkar and debutant glamour doll Tara Sharma are their love interests.

A matter of stones and hearts
Chandigarh, July 18
After a vibrant show on water and its grandeur structured by Tarun Chopra, Alliance Francaise Le Corbusier de Chandigarh has now put together some full-of-life stone creations for art lovers of the city. Created by Nitin Dutt, currently pursuing his masters in fine arts in sculpture from the Department of Art, Michigan State University, the exhibition opened yesterday at the gallery of Alliance Francaise, Sector 36.

A serious exercise in comedy
Chandigarh, July 18
The comedy album titled Chhankatta-2002 and its video format was formally presented to the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, by Jaswinder Bhalla and Bal Mukand Sharma.

Singing the tunes of Punjab
Chandigarh, July 18
All his life he has been more into the academics of dance. But of late J. Dutt, known as the master of bhangra in his hometown San Francisco, is shifting focus towards the elements of music and popular one at that.


Blood camp



100 participate in zonal shooting camp
Chandigarh, July 18
The zonal shooting camp involving more than 100 shooters from the northern region began at Sector 25 Patiali Ki Rao range here today.Children participate in a shooting camp at Patiali Ki Rao in Chandigarh on Thursday.

  • Football players

  • LG Cup

  • Skating festival

Children participate in a shooting camp at Patiali Ki Rao in Chandigarh on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph


A JCB demolishes a wall constructed by a Punjab-based property dealer on the land belonging to Haryana in Sector 19, Panchkula-Baltana boundary, on Thursday.HUDA removes encroachments
Property dealers filling rivulet, selling land
Panchkula, July 18
Unscrupulous property dealers of Punjab have changed the natural course of a seasonal rivulet, acting as a natural boundary between Punjab and Haryana. Thus prime land belonging to Haryana in Sector 19 here, adjoining Baltana in Punjab, continues to be sold off by these dealers to unsuspecting persons.

A JCB demolishes a wall constructed by a Punjab-based property dealer on the land belonging to Haryana in Sector 19, Panchkula-Baltana boundary, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Admn allocates additional work
Chandigarh, July 18
The Chandigarh Administration today ordered that the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Central), Mr Pirthi Chand, will also look after the work of Nodal Officer for continuing education programme and Additional Inspector-General of Prisons.Top

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