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Don’t let the dog off the leash: court
Chandigarh, September 21
Residents beware! Do not take your dog out for a walk without leash and muzzler lest you commit an offence. In an order directed at leashing the menace of biting canines, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the pet owners to ensure that their dogs were taken out on leash after “properly muzzling them”.

PU to give concessions to students
Chandigarh, September 21
Panjab University is deliberating to extend a number of student concessions for different courses in the current academic session. The university finally plans to give financial assistance to 5 per cent students in the newly started University Institute of Engineering and Technology from the current academic session onwards.


Hans Raj Hans given armed security
Chandigarh, September 21
The well-known Punjabi pop singer, Hans Raj Hans, has been provided with armed security following alleged death threats to him. Armed guards have also been posted at his residence at Jalandhar.

Hans Raj Hans in a contemplative mood in Chandigarh Press Club on Saturday following threats to his life by underworld.
Hans Raj Hans in a contemplative mood in Chandigarh Press Club on Saturday following threats to his life by underworld.

Kajheri resident booked for raping girl for 2 years
Chandigarh, September 21
The Chandigarh Police today registered a case against a 35-year-old resident of Kajehri village for abducting, forcibly detaining a minor girl of Delhi for two years and repeatedly raping her at a house in Kajehri village. The 17-year-old victim gave birth to a baby boy at the Sector 16 General Hospital on July 8, 2001.

Anticipatory bail for M.K. Jain
Chandigarh, September 21
A suspect in the rape case of a Shimla-based girl, M.K. Jain, was today granted anticipatory bail by a local court. Meanwhile, the regular bail plea moved by three suspects — Ram Lal, Surinder Sharma and Baldev — has been dismissed by the UT Additional and Sessions Judge, Mr Balbir Singh.

Obesity is no sign of prosperity
HE lack of community feeling, sense of belonging, coupled with stress of living in the most expensive city is taking its toll of Chandigarh’s residents. The pursuit of material success and comforts at any cost, wrong eating habits, sedentary lifestyle, spending hours before television or computer, and lack of physical activity is responsible for obesity in the majority of the people.
  • Amend Rent Act

  • Professional tax

  • Unsafe road


NCRB points out flaw in registration certificates
Engine and chassis numbers not complete
Chandigarh, September 21
A major flaw in the registration certificates of vehicles being issued by the Chandigarh Transport Authority has been found by the Chandigarh Police. The “mistake” has, however, gone unnoticed in the past.

Slums may turn HUDA’s dream sour
Panchkula, September 21
The money-raking dreams of the Haryana Urban Development Authority with regard to setting up of a medical complex here could turn sour — courtesy proximity of the site to two of the biggest slum colonies in the region.

Drive against adulteration to be intensified
Chandigarh, September 21
Shopkeepers indulging in food adulteration may soon find themselves in trouble if the UT Health Department officials are able to successfully enforce their plans of coming down heavily on the offenders. In an attempt to curb the menace of food adulteration in the city with “greater enthusiasm”, the officials have now decided to intensify their drive against the adulterators.

Lake Club Director told to procure oars
Chandigarh, September 21
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today asked the Director of the Lake Club, Sector 6, to provide 10 pairs of oars for the use of trainees in their daily practice on the rowing course. General Jacob paid a visit to the club late evening and interacted with Col Madhu Berry, Director, on the progress of various projects.

Villagers allege illegal quarrying
Mullanpur-Garibdas, September 21
Residents of Mullanpur Garibdas village have alleged that illegal quarrying activities are being going on at village’s land owned by the government. The land has been identified for the construction of a technical college by UK based NRI Nathu Ram Puri.

Late arrival of MLA delays meeting
SAS Nagar, September 21
Many staff members of the municipal corporation the president, municipal councillors, officials from PUDA and the Public Health Department were kept waiting by the Kharar MLA, Mr Birdevinder Singh, who was to hold a meeting at the council’s office today.

Peepal tree a threat to three flats
Chandigarh, September 21
A peepal tree within the walls of a house! Seems strange, but it is true. Growing at a rapid rate the tree is threatening three small government flats in Sector 29-A. The occupants are scared while the maintenance staff is not acting on their complaints.


Laptop stolen from car
Chandigarh, September 21
At least four cases of theft were reported from the city in the past 48 hours. A laptop computer was stolen from a car in Industrial Area, Phase 1 here last night. According to the information available, Mr B.L. Khair, complained that his car was parked out a industrial plot, when the computer was stolen.

2 murder accused held after 16 yrs
Rajpura, September 21
Two persons who were allegedly involved in a blind murder 16 years ago were nabbed by the Rajpura Police here today. The duo — Ramesh Singh and Satpal both of Hassanpur village near Rajpura — was arrested for their alleged involvement in murdering Dr Madhusudan Joshi, a veterinary doctor, in Ganda Kehri village near Rajpura on October 24, 1986. On getting a tip-off, the police laid a trap and succeeded in arresting them here today.


Auto spare dealers get raw deal
Chandigarh, September 21
Auto spare parts dealers who have been carrying out business in Sector 21 for the past three decades have got a raw deal from the Chandigarh Administration. They have been made to pay for following the law which the Administration has now changed.

SBoP housing loan mela today
Chandigarh, September 21
Mr V.K. Gupta, Chief Manager of the personal banking branch of the State Bank of Patiala, Sector 8-C in a press note issued here today, has informed that the branch would hold a housing loan mela at the branch premises on September 22.


Seminar on environment education
Chandigarh, September 21
Stating that exposure, hardwork, multidisciplinary approach and right type of motivation was the key to educating coming generations on environment education, the Finance Secretary, UT, Mr Karan A Singh, said that teachers ought to know the difference between environment, environmental science and its teaching method.

Focus on future security of students
Zirakpur, September 21
St Vivekanand Public School, Bhabhat held a seminar in association with OM Kotak Mahindra, a life insurance company, on the school premises, near here, today. Teachers shared opinions on building the career of students with their parents. Besides, investment plans for children were also discussed.

Students of St Vivekanand Public School, Bhabhat, who were honoured during a seminar on the school premises near Zirakpur on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of St Vivekanand Public School, Bhabhat, who were honoured during a seminar on the school premises near Zirakpur on Saturday.

ABVP’s poser to PU on poll
Chandigarh, September 21
The local unit of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad has asked Panjab University why it was not holding the elections to the Panjab University Campus Students Council despite clearance by the UT Administration and the university itself.


Powerful in parts
HAKTI” (Batra and KC, Panchkula) experiments with a very strong subject of the exploitation of women, still prevalent in feudal families in the heartland of the country. Nana Patekar and Karisma Kapoor in the lead roles have managed very impressive performances which suit the subject.

The film that evokes yawns
Lights, camera, action. As the camera rolls on, director Tom Dey seems to go on psychedelics. For, only a person under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs could have cast Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro together in “Showtime” (Kiran) and made them do rock and roll, a la Jackie and Chris Tucker in “Rush Hour” while donning the uniforms of cops.

Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy in “Showtime”. 

‘Moods of clouds’ opens at Govt Museum
Chandigarh, September 21
Aman Gupta’s photo series called “Moods of clouds” depicts beautiful play of light and shade making his photograph eloquent enough to tell its own story. The exhibition which was inaugurated at Government Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10 by the local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, features about 35 photographs which not only reflects various moods of clouds but also focuses the surroundings with equal fervour.

A depiction of human mindset
Chandigarh, September 21
The plot of ‘Yayati’, the play, which was staged on the fourth day of the ongoing National Natya Festival at Tagore Theatre may date back to the era of the Mahabharata, but Bipin Kumar, director of the play, finds strong relevance even today.

Varied themes, versatile artist
Chandigarh, September 21
Rahul Bakshi has no qualms about picking up themes for his paintings, but whatever the subject may be he puts the best of himself in his work. Be it the series on women or portraits of famous personalities or the abstract, each stands out for its own uniqueness.

Rahul Bakshi along with his paintings at IndusInd Art Gallery in Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Rahul Bakshi along with his paintings at IndusInd Art Gallery in Sector 8, Chandigarh

French song competition
Chandigarh, September 21
About 15 participants from Punjab and Chandigarh took part in the regional final of French Nightingale — a competition of French songs — organised by Alliance Francaise “Le Corbusier” de Chandigarh and the French Embassy here in Sector 36 today.


‘Implement national blood policy’
Chandigarh, September 21
Despite the formulation of a national blood policy, a lot remains to be done to ensure rational use of blood, which is safe and free from infections like HIV, AIDS and hepatitis, and to have well-equipped blood centres with adequate infrastructure and trained manpower.

MLA for action against doctor
SAS Nagar, September 21
A doctor of the Civil Hospital in Phase VI, who was absent from emergency duty for about an hour, should be reprimanded as it was a serious lapse on his part. This was stated by Mr Birdevinder Singh, Kharar MLA, while addressing a press conference here today. Showing his helplessness he said what action could be recommended against the doctor when the latter had been called by the Punjab Health Minister. He said though he personally felt that some action should be taken against him.


Amit, Dhan Bahadur steal show
Chandigarh, September 21
Dhan Bahadur of DAV College coaching centre, Sector 10, and Amit of Sports Complex, Sector 7, stole the limelight on the penultimate day of the 30th Chandigarh State Gymnastics Championship played here at Indoor Hall, Sports Complex, Sector 7.

  • Football meet


Illegal hoardings along Madhya Marg removed
Chandigarh, September 21
The Estate Office swung into action today and removed illegal hoardings and neon signs put up by top outlets, shops, banks and restaurants in the Sector 9 and 8 markets along the Madhya Marg.

Illegal hoardings being removed in Sector 9 in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Illegal hoardings being removed in Sector 9 in Chandigarh on Saturday.


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