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UT generates more revenue, gets less Central funds
Chandigarh, September 23
Allocation of funds to Chandigarh at Rs 160 crore for the ongoing financial year were not enough when seen in the light of huge revenue generation of the Union Territory, said Mr Pranab Mukherjee, leader of a Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), who started his two-day visit to Chandigarh this morning.

The Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, with the leader of the visiting team of MPs, Mr Pranab Mukherjee,

The Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, with the leader of the visiting team of MPs, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, 
in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph



Stinky days for Rose Garden ahead?
Chandigarh, September 23
Farmers sit on an indefinite dharna which started on Monday, prepare for a community lunch near the Matka Chowk.The morning walkers, young couples and even the families of the officials residing here, would find it difficult to find a clean and remote place in the Rose Garden for the next few days, as more than 1,000 of farmers have set- up tents to participate in an indefinite protest, likely to continue for the next few days.
Farmers sit on an indefinite dharna which started on Monday, prepare for a community lunch near the Matka Chowk. — A Tribune photograph

Bending rules for ‘Beckham’
Chandigarh, September 23
Serious doubts have been raised about the way in which the Chandigarh Junior Challenge Football Tournament has been conducted. The tournament committee continued with its policy of following two sets of rules. Transparency took a backseat from day one.

ADGP’s son, guards trespass into disputed property
Chandigarh, September 23
Some armed gunmen, belonging to the Punjab Police, led by a son of a retired ADGP of Punjab, reportedly barged their way into a house involved in a dispute case, in Sector16 and threw out household items of the occupants here today.

Jain vs Jain, case gets murkier
Suspended bureaucrat denies involvement
Chandigarh, September 23
Former Home Secretary of Chandigarh and suspended bureaucrat of Haryana N.K. Jain today broke his silence on the infamous rape case involving a girl from Shimla.


Paswan in city to muster support
Chandigarh, September 23
Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan here today drummed up support for his onslaught on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani.

Pesticide-sprayed cauliflower claims life
Dera Bassi, September 23
A 17-year-old boy died after eating cauliflower that was sprayed with pesticide in Behra village, located on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road, about 5 km from here early today morning.

Societies criticise delay in land allotment
Chandigarh, September 23
The Chandigarh Housing Board has been criticised for not handing over the possession of land to the house building societies. Mr D.R. Rana, spokesperson for the Private Teachers Cooperative House Building Society, said in a statement that the society had got the allotment letter but not the possession of the land.

Verification drive gets lukewarm response
SAS Nagar, September 23
A drive to verify the antecedents of servants and tenants in the town launched by the police here today got a lukewarm response from the public.

Byelaw amendments fail to enthuse residents
Chandigarh, September 23
A series of amendments to the building byelaws carried out by the Chandigarh Administration have largely failed to enthuse the residents of the union territory.

Asiatic lion cub dies after illness
Chhat Bir, September 23
Asiatic lion cub, that had been suffering from some mysterious disease for the past over seven months died in Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park here last night.

Ex-servicemen pin their hopes on Helpline
HE first project of its kind in the Army called “Ex-servicemen Helpline” launched by Headquarters Western Command was inaugurated by Lt. Gen. J.F.R. Jacob (retd) Governor of Punjab and administrator of Chandigarh, in the Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir, on September 15.

  • For and by ex-servicemen
  • MI Room
  • Reservation for ex-servicemen

Transport workers on relay fast
Chandigarh, September 23
The Chandigarh Government Transport Workers’ Union sat on a relay fast to press for their demands here today. The strike is expected to continue till September 27 and as per a statement issued by the union, “the strike may be extended”.

Swami Sureshwaranand Ji Maharaj gives a discourse on Bhagvad MahapuranBhagvad Mahapuran katha
Chandigarh, September 23
As many as 10,000 devotees are expected to turn up for a week-long Shrimad Bhagvad Mahapuran katha starting on September 24 in a Sector 28 ground.

Swami Sureshwaranand Ji Maharaj gives a discourse on Bhagvad Mahapuran in the Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

CSIO diamond jubilee function
Chandigarh, September 23
Top speakers will be making presentations on various diseases, their spread and control as part of the two-day diamond jubilee celebrations of the Central Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation at the Institute of Microbial Technology (Imtech) here, beginning here on Thursday.

Puncom employees hold rally
SAS Nagar, September 23
Employees of the Punjab Communications Ltd held a rally against the wrong policies of the Punjab Government and indifferent attitude of the management here this evening.

Workshop on fruit, vegetable preservation
Chandigarh, September 23
The Centre for Entrepreneurship Development for Women, Canara Bank, Sector 34, in collaboration with the Food and Nutrition Board, Government of India, organised a workshop on fruit and vegetable preservation and nutrition for the women from Army background at the AAWA Vocational Centre, Chandi Mandir. The seven-day workshop concluded today.



Man assaults wife for dowry
Panchkula, September 23
Bruised — physically and mentally — she lies on a hospital bed, trying to gather the broken pieces of her young life. After being almost beaten to death by her husband for dowry and being separated from her two-year-old-son, Sonal is a sad reflection of her old self.

4 booked in fake land deal case
Kharar, September 23
The police has registered a case against Gurmail Singh of Radiala village, his wife Gurdip Kaur, Avtar Singh ‘Nambardar’ and Gujzar Singh of Dawn village under Section 420 of the IPC for allegedly committing a fraud of Rs 20 lakh in connection with the sale of a piece of land.

One held for stealing wallet
Chandigarh, September 23
A resident of Sector 24, Vinod Kumar, was allegedly caught red-handed while stealing a wallet from a house in Sector 22 here yesterday.

Two held on smuggling charge
Dera Bassi, September 23
The police has arrested two persons for carrying 70 bottles of country-made liquor from two separate places in the Zirakpur area.


New call centre services exchange
Chandigarh, September 23
Pugmarks InterWeb Private Limited, has announced the launch of www.RapidContactCenter.com, a call Centre industry exchange to bring together US companies looking for outsourcing call centre services and call centre owners in India.


PU panel to identify meritorious students
Chandigarh, September 23
Taking up the issue of selection of the teaching faculty made to various departments till March, 2000, the Panjab University Senate resolved to constitute a five-member committee to identify “need-based and meritorious cases” at a meeting held yesterday. These would, then, be brought to the next meeting of the Syndicate and the Senate.

Principal refutes overcharging allegation
Chandigarh, September 23
The spillover to yesterday’s Senate meeting at Panjab University came here today with Senator, Syndic and Principal of the GGDSD College, Sector 32, shooting off a letter to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof K.N. Pathak, refuting allegations of overcharging for the M.Sc (IT) course

Students of Amravati Public School participate in a class decoration and discussion contest in Surajpur on Monday.School organises decoration contest
Panchkula, September 23
A class decoration and discussion contest was organised at Amravati Public School, near Surajpur, today.

Students of Amravati Public School participate in a class decoration and discussion contest in Surajpur on Monday.

Meeting on adult literacy
Chandigarh, September 23
A meeting to prepare a plan for adult literacy and community development programmes for Panjab University and the Chandigarh Administration was held in the Registrar’s office of the university today.


HUDA directed to pay 50,000
Chandigarh, September 23
Finding deficiency in the services provided by Haryana Urban Development Authority(HUDA), the UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed HUDA to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 on account of harassment and mental agony suffered by a resident of Panchkula.

Statement recorded in rape case
Chandigarh September 23
The statement of another girl was recorded in the rape case of a Shimla-based girl, in a local court today. The statement of the girl was recorded in an enclosed court in the afternoon.



Play depicts ‘life’s journey’
A scene from Pahlad Aggarwal’s play ‘Tat Niranjana’ staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday.Chandigarh, September 23
After Bipin Kumar’s play “Yayati”, philosophy again took centre stage in the context with human relationships as one of the local theatre groups Chandigarh Rangmanch staged “Tat Niranjana” which marked the sixth day of the ongoing National Natya Festival organised by the Haryana Public Relations and Cultural Affairs and the North Central Zone Cultural Centre, Allahabad at Tagore Theatre here today.

A scene from Pahlad Aggarwal’s play ‘Tat Niranjana’ staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday. — photo Manoj Mahajan

Punjab Kala Bhavan meeting
Chandigarh, September 23
After almost six months of inertia, Punjab Kala Bhavan which houses offices of the Punjab Arts Council and three akademies — Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi, Punjab Sahitya Akademi and Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, finally springs into action with the organisation of the first meeting of the council on September 26, an initial step towards reconstituting the council after the previous council was dissolved on February 9.


Medical facilities to ex-servicemen
Chandigarh, September 23
Thirteen years after the Chandigarh Administration granted the facility of free medical treatment to ex-servicemen pensioners and their dependants at the Sector 16 General Hospital and its “allied dispensaries”, the Medical Superintendent-cum-Joint Director Health Services has asked the doctors concerned, besides the medical staff, to comply with the directions.



Mongia to lead PCC team
Chandigarh, September 23
Dinesh Mongia will lead the Punjab Cricket Club team which will take part in the forthcoming JP Attray Memorial Cricket Tournament to be held at the PCA Stadium, SAS Nagar. The Punjab Cricket Association is going to field two teams, one under the name — PCC and the other PCA colts which will have Sanjay Mahajan as the skipper. This was stated by Mr M.P. Pandove, secretary, PCA.

  • MCA’s office-bearers

  • ITF course

  • Basketball meet

  • Selection trials

  • Cricket tourney

  • Weightlifting meet

MCA to construct new pavilion
Chandigarh, September 23
The Mohali Cricket Association has been granted permission to construct a pavilion and players’ dressing room facing the main pavilion. The MCA has been directed to complete the construction work before the international match against New Zealand which is scheduled to arrive in the country and play a match at SAS Nagar just after the World Cup.

PUSC’s meeting adjourned
Chandigarh, September 23
The annual Panjab University Sports Committee (PUSC) meeting which was scheduled for today, was finally adjourned by its president Vijay Lakshmi Sharma owing to a technical point raised by two members of the executive committee.

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