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Fake stamps worth crores in ‘circulation’
‘No mechanism to check fake stamps’
Chandigarh, July 30
The exposure of a multi-crore scam in counterfeit stamps and stamp papers by the Chandigarh police on Sunday, has sent the alarm bells ringing among the Department of Posts, insurance companies and other bulk users of stamps.

Fake stamps which may be in circulation
Fake stamps which may be in circulation

Stamps being sent to M’rashtra for verification
Chandigarh, July 30
As part of the nation-wide investigation into the multi-crore counterfeit stamp scam, the Chandigarh police is sending its teams to Maharashtra to jointly investigate the source of the fake stamps.


Hefty fines on schools in residential areas
Chandigarh, July 30
Thousands of children studying in private schools in the city face an uncertain future. The Chandigarh Administration has served notices on schools functioning from residential buildings to cough up hefty fines, payable on monthly basis, for alleged misuse of premises.

Fear of gun still haunts them
Panchkula, July 30
The fear of unknown can always be seen in their eyes, though they appear calm on the surface. Even a small sound seems to disturb them momentarily. Quite an unusual thing for children. A clinical psychologist examining them says that this is a result of some traumatic experience in their childhood.

Action against bank defaulters begin
Chandigarh, July 30
Public and private banks have started tightening the noose around the neck of defaulters. Bankers are emboldened by the government’s Ordinance — The Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest — on June 21 this year.


Decision on octroi collection put off
SAS Nagar, July 30
The local Municipal Council decided to put off a decision on the privatisation of octroi collection, although Opposition councillors had pressed for clearance of the important item on the agenda.

House adjournment leaves Opposition fuming
Chandigarh, July 30
The Municipal Corporation meeting held here today was adjourned without transacting any business after condoling the death of Vice-President Krishan Kant. The move initiated by the Congress leadership had attracted muted disapproval from the BJP and the Chandigarh Vikas Manch and a section of Congress councillors.

MC gets Rs 8.5 lakh for parking sites
Chandigarh, July 30
The Municipal Corporation here today netted around Rs 8.5 lakh through the auction of parking sites of Sector 8, Batra, KC, Neelam, Piccadilly and Kiran cinema halls.
While the long-pending parking site auction of Sector 8 fetched Rs 3.31 against a reserved price of Rs 3.23 lakh that of Piccadilly went for Rs 2,21,000.

Jacob lauds Chandigarh police
Chandigarh, July 30
The UT Administrator, Lieut -Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today appreciated the efforts of a team of police officials who had helped seize counterfeit insurance, postal and revenue stamps worth Rs 2.16 crore during the past two days.

The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), being introduced to the team of police officials who arrested a gang of criminals dealing in fake revenue stamps, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), being introduced to the team of police officials who arrested a gang of criminals dealing in fake revenue stamps, in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

SI assaults Head Constable
Chandigarh, July 30
A Head Constable of the Chandigarh police, Surinder Pal, was assaulted by a Sub-Inspector, Jasminder Singh, over the issue of parking of his private car in the Police Colony, Sector 42, here today. The SI was allegedly in an inebriated state at that time. The victim, posted at the Sector 36 police station, has lodged a complaint with the Station House Officer of the Sector 36 police station.


Head Constable Surinder Pal who was allegedly assaulted by an SI at the Police Lines, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

Head Constable Surinder Pal who was allegedly assaulted by an SI at the Police Lines, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

Encroachment in Sector 38-C market
Chandigarh, July 30
This is an encroachment of a different kind. Bags and bags of cement, piled on top of each other, in a corridor of the Sector 38-C market have become a cause of concern for other shops in the vicinity.

Tree falls, damages vehicles
Chandigarh, July 30
A doctor, who escaped unhurt after a tree fall damaged his scooter, car and car shed this morning, had to run after MC and Administration officials for its removal. When Dr R.M.Singh, a resident of house No 2259, Sector 19-C, was ready to leave his house, a big tree of ‘Bel’ in the varanda of his house was uprooted by the wind damaging his scooter, car, shed and the main entrance of the house.
A tree fell on a shed in Sector 19, damaging a scooter and a car in Chandigarh on Tuesday morning.
A tree fell on a shed in Sector 19, damaging a scooter and a car in Chandigarh on Tuesday morning. — A Tribune photograph

Allow treatment in government hospitals under CGHS
HIS has reference to the letter “Criticism of new CGHS not healthy” (Chandigarh Tribune, June 22). There are genuine difficulties of cardholders which the authorities should remove soon. Before the CGHS was introduced, Central Government employees were enjoying facilities in government hospitals such as PGI, Medical College and Sector 16 Hospital and government dispensaries.

Rally by PSEB staff against wage cut
Zirakpur, July 30
In protest against the Punjab Governments decision on deduction of salaries, members of the local unit of the Punjab State Electricity Board Employees Federation held a gate rally infront of the office of the Executive Engineer, here today.

JE drowned in canal
Chandigarh, July 30
A 23-year-old Junior Engineer employed in a factory in Industrial Area, Phase I, here, went missing in a canal near Kajauli where he had gone for swimming along with his two friends, Harpreet and Padam Nath Singh, on Sunday. The boy, Manish Rawat, was living with parents in the BBMB colony in Sector 35 here.


Gang of auto-lifters busted
Panchkula, July 30
The police claims to have busted a local gang involved in auto theft and stealing of car stereos. As many as five car stereos have been recovered from their possession.
Four members of this gang, Kamal, Rakesh Kumar, Jagdish and Hardesh, were arrested from the Sector 4 Apni Mandi yesterday.


Cooperative bank to give Rs 90 cr loans
Panchkula, July 30
Central Cooperative Bank, Panchkula, will provide Rs 90 crore as crop and medium-term loans for non-agricultural purposes during the current financial year. In the last financial year, Rs 74.50 crore loans were provided.

Award for local industrialist
Dera Bassi, July 30
The Indian Economic Development and Research Association, New Delhi, has selected a local small-scale industrialist for the ‘Bharatiya Udyog Rattan Award’ from this part of the region.


PU results declared
Chandigarh, July 30
Panjab University declared the results of the following examinations held during April-May 2002, here today: B.Sc (Home Science) Part II, M.Sc (HS) Zoology III semester, B. Pharmacy-III, B. Arch-II semester, MA (History) Part-II, Re-evaluation of English Compartment (compulsory) III.

Activists of PUSU organise a protest march in support of their demands on the Panjab University campus in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan
Activists of PUSU organise a protest march in support of their demands on the Panjab University campus in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Eight seats to be dereserved
Chandigarh, July 30
Admissions to the 85 per cent UT pool for the three engineering colleges of the city for BE and B Arch courses were held for the reserved categories of military personnel, sportspersons, handicapped students, children and grandchildren of freedom fighters and Kashmiri migrants at Punjab Engineering College, here today.

Eco club holds training programme
Chandigarh, July 30
The Dayanand Eco Club of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8-C, today organised a training programme on sustainable development under National Environmental Awareness Campaign of Ministry of Environment & Forests (MOEF), Government of India.

Gunman assaults PU student
Chandigarh, July 30
A Punjab police cop, posted as gunman of a senior Punjab bureaucrat assaulted a youth in a Panjab University hostel here yesterday.


Parking issue: notice to city Mayor, DC
Chandigarh, July 30
Accusing the contractors of charging an “entry fee”, instead of “parking fee”, a social organisation has issued legal notice to city Mayor, besides the Municipal Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner, asking them to ensure against the acceptance of money till the vehicle was parked in the parking lot.

Notices issued to Administration, Dev Samaj
Chandigarh, July 30
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notices to the Chandigarh Administration, the Dev Samaj Council and other respondents for August 21 on a petition filed by Ms Surjit Kaur Brar, former Principal of IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School.

A timeless tale told once again
Chandigarh, July 30
Sahiba padhdi pattiyaan, te jat mirza padhe koran;
yaaron vich masiti lagiyaan, jo jaane kul jahaan
As a tale of love and loss, Mirza Sahiba is timeless. No wonder then that it is every theatre artiste’s delight. Rehearsed, enacted and staged intensively, this celebrated story of unrequited love was once again presented for theatre buffs of the city.

A scene from “Mirza Sahiban” being staged at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

A scene from "Mirza Sahiban" being staged at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

Susan NormanJourney of a tennis player from peak to oblivion
Chandigarh, July 30
Looking at the shy, pleasantly rounded face, it is hard to imagine that this young woman once represented India in the junior wing Wimbledon Tennis Championship in 1976. But she does not like to brag about it, little wonder then that after living in SAS Nagar near here for almost half a decade, she has managed to escape the hawk-eyed mediapersons so far.

Carrom title for Gagandeep
Chandigarh, July 30
Fifth seed Gagandeep Singh of Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh, bagged the men’s singles title on the final day of the fifth St Stephen’s Carrom Ranking Tournament which concluded here at St Stephen’s School.


Sandhu is Addl DC
Chandigarh, July 30
The Chandigarh Administration today appointed Mr Inderjit Singh Sandhu as the Additional Deputy Commissioner, relieving Mr Gurmel Singh of this additional charge.


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