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Plan to rein in vendors selling eatables
Chandigarh, September 24
With the health authorities now likely to be entrusted with the powers to issue licences to the vendors selling eatables in the city, the vendors will not only have to restrict to their jurisdiction, but will also have to undergo medical screening.

7-day ultimatum to cable operators
Chandigarh, September 24
Amidst growing discontentment on rising cable subscription charges, the Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress (CTYC) and the District Congress Committee (Urban) today served a seven-day ultimatum on cable operators to stop “looting” customers to avoid political and legal actions.

Minister misleads on function sites?
SAS Nagar, September 24
Did the Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister, Mr Raghunath Sahai Puri, mislead the state Assembly regarding alternative sites identified by PUDA for holding marriage and other social functions at SAS Nagar?
A row of houses stands on the land opposite house No. 229 in Sector 60, SAS Nagar
A row of houses stands on the land opposite house No. 229 in Sector 60, SAS Nagar, which PUDA has wrongly proposed as a site for holding social functions. — A Tribune photograph


Auto-lifters’ gang busted, 3 held
SAS Nagar, September 24
The police has arrested three members of an inter-state gang dealing in vehicles on charges of theft, forgery and cheating and impounded four vehicles. The members of this gang used to get vehicles made by using stolen chassis and engines and then sell these off. They also used to buy registration copies of condemned vehicles at low rates from junk dealers.

Middle-aged lovers commit suicide
Shiamtu\Rattewali, September 24
A middle-aged couple, Anokha Singh (50) of Shiamtu village and Krishna (44) of Rattewali village here, committed suicide near Subhanpur village in Kapurthala district yesterday morning.

Rape accused files bail plea
Chandigarh, September 24
A suspect, Ram Lal, in a rape case of a Shimla-based girl, today filed a second bail plea claiming that there was no allegation levelled against him by the victim girl. He has moved a bail plea within three days after his bail plea was dismissed by the UT Additional and Sessions Judge, Mr Balbir Singh, on September 21. The bail plea is likely to come up in a local court tomorrow.


BJP lodges protest against Pranab
Chandigarh, September 24
The local unit of the BJP today lodged a formal protest with the visiting Parliamentary Standing Committee of Home Affairs against its Chairman Pranab Mukherjee for participating in a function and making a speech there and demanded an inquiry into the land allotment to Ms Ambika Soni and local MP Pawan Bansal.

Treat UT staff with MC on deputation: panel
Chandigarh, September 24
Members of the Federation of UT Employees and Workers today demanded bonus for employees and to consider the employees transferred to the Municipal Corporation on deputation besides raising several other demands before the Parliamentary Standing Committee here today.

MPs visit slum colony, IT centre
Chandigarh, September 24
The Parliamentary Standing Committee, on the final day of their two-day inspection-cum-study tour of Chandigarh, was shown the development of a rehabilitation colony which would house slum dwellers. 

A lone, long wait for justice
Panchkula, September 24
He has been fighting a lone and long battle against the entire system for the past 17 years. But it is still a long wait for justice. Randeep Wadhera, a 46-year-old local resident, was dismissed from service by the State Bank of Travancore on charges of ‘‘misconduct’’, when he failed to join duty because of his terminal illness.

Range of cuisines
Drop-in. An inviting phrase. And seems just the right name for the latest venture of CITCO in Sector 34. Because the gazebo-like structure with its islands of green patches in the midst of the concrete jungle of multi-storeyed buildings of the Sector 34 city sub-centre stands out and attracts one to just... well, drop in.

A view of drop-in in Sector 34, Chandigarh.— Photo Parvesh Chauhan 
A view of drop-in in Sector 34

Problems galore in Sectors 38, 38-A 
he Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has installed a ‘sulabh souchalaya’ in Sector 38-A. It is very close to our house. As there is no permanent ground sewerage outlet, it emits foul smell and has become a health hazard. Living has become a nightmare here.
  • Poor interpretation
  • Hospital  management
  • Contrary to facts
  • Properties of  chloroquine

Bhagvad Mahapuran katha begins
Chandigarh, September 24
Devotees thronged the Sector 28 ground for listening to sermons delivered by Swami Gopal Mani Maharaj at the week-long Shrimad Bhagvad Mahapuran Katha which started this evening.

CHB residents’ memorandum
Chandigarh, September 24
A delegation of the Chandigarh Housing Board Residents Federation today met the visiting Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and presented a memorandum, demanding need-based changes in the flats.

Ex-Mayor roots for uprooted Punjabis
Chandigarh, September 24
An Akali councillor and former Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, today questioned the rehabilitation policy in the city ignoring the uprooted Punjabis for the creation of the city and favouring “migrants”.


4 theft cases reported
Chandigarh, September 24
Four cases of theft were registered at various police stations in the city during the past 24 hours. A white Maruti car (CH-01-J-1996) of Mr J.S Sodhi, a resident of Sector 23, was reportedly stolen from Sector 34 last afternoon. Mr Devinder Kumar, a resident of Nayagaon, has also reported that his white Maruti Zen car (CH-09-3052(T)) was stolen from Sector 8 last evening.

1 kg of smack seized, one held
Chandigarh, September 24
The Crime Branch of the Chandigarh police seized 1 kg of smack valued at Rs 1 crore in the international market, here this evening. The consignment of the narcotic was seized from a resident of Sangaria in Hanumangarh, Rajasthan.


Don’t dance on pirated jazz
ll you kids shaking around in your room after downloading music from the internet, beware! What you are doing is not strictly legal. It is pirated music. It may not sound like music to your ears, but the noisy fact, disturbing everyone, is that piracy has over the years violated all intellectual property rights of the music industry. Trade sources confirm that more than 50 per cent of all music available in the market is pirated.

After golfing dance a bit
Exhilarated figures, illuminated by colourful lights blinking from beneath the glassy dance floor, wildly sway to the thumping beat of pulsating music, booming from strategically placed speakers, as Chandigarh Golf Club turns into an open-air discotheque before the clock strikes 9 on party evenings. Yes, Golf Club is the place to be in, even for players ignorant about the art of holding the clubs with firm hands.
That’s the way they like it. —Photo Pradeep Tiwari
That’s the way they like it

Add a dash to your charms
Tribune News Service
Pushing back her golden-brown highlighted tresses with ivory chiselled fingers, she slides up the deep blue glasses to hold back the hair before stepping out of her semi-limousine into a world of twirling couples. After jiving around the polished dance floor for hours together, till beads of perspiration dot her brow in a discotheque, Tanya returns to reality but not before stationing goggs back on her aquiline nose. Yes, alluring sunglasses — keeping off the glare, not admiring glances — are in. For shielding sensuous eyes from the onslaught of ruthless sun. Also for adding "a little dash to your charming self". No wonder, young Tanya positions herself before the full length mirror in the dressing room every morning to admire the "fairest of the all". 

Look before you sleep
own with make-up before hitting the sack — that is the little beauty secret city model Razy hates to share with her chums. The reason is not very hard too see. All her friends may support pimples on their oily faces against their wishes, Razy's complexion is flawless.


Management fest entertains students
Chandigarh, September 24
It was a fun-filled day which the students of local colleges spent at GGDSD College, Sector 32, here today, at the management fest conducted on the theme of “Knowledge Management”. Marked by activities ranging from the Ad-Mad show to a quiz contest to dumb charades—the fest was thorough entertainment all the way.
Students perform at the Management Fest, 2002, organised at GGDSD College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Students perform at the Management Fest, 2002, organised at GGDSD College, Sector 32

Tribune school students hold rally
Chandigarh, September 24
Students of Tribune Model School, Sector 29, organised a rally to create awareness about environmental issues, here today, under the “Save environment” project. The students carried banners and placards prepared by them under the activities of the eco-club at school.
An environment awareness rally organised by students of Tribune Model School, Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
An environment awareness rally organised by students of Tribune Model School


Disclose all facts, petitioner told
Chandigarh, September 24
A petitioner, seeking equitable relief from the Court, has a bounded duty to disclose all material facts and documents having a bearing on the decision of the case — a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled in a significant judgement pronounced on a petition challenging the orders of a Labour Court.


Another feast for theatre lovers
Chandigarh, September 24
After a week-long National Natya Festival at Tagore Theatre, there is another theatre festival by the National School of Drama (NSD) repertory company is in store for theatre lovers here. The seven-day festival will be inaugurated at the same venue tomorrow with the first play “Ek Violin Samander Ke Kinare”, according to information given by Suresh Sharma, NSD repertory chief, who spoke to mediapersons at Kala Gram here today.

Eloquent pictures delight visitors
Chandigarh, September 24
If a camera can speak human language, then, you are not likely to come across more eloquent pictures like those 60 photographs by 30 photo journalists of the city that adorn the walls of Government Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10.

Ms Neeru Nanda, Adviser to the UT Administrator, has a look at the second annual photo exhibition by the Chandigarh Photo Journalists Association (CPJA) in the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph
Ms Neeru Nanda, Adviser to the UT Administrator, has a look at the second annual photo exhibition by the Chandigarh Photo Journalists Association


ESI hospital to open on October 1
Chandigarh, September 24
With the completion of the Rs 3.83 crore ESI (Employees State Insurance) hospital at Ram Darbar area being delayed time and again, the authorities are keeping their fingers crossed as the launching of the first phase of the “jinxed” project is slated for October 1. The construction of the ESI hospital, land for which was allotted by the UT Administration way back in 1992, has faced rough weather ever since.
The “jinxed” ESI Hospital at Ram Darbar where the OPD is likely to start on October 1 after continuous delay.— A Tribune photograph.
The "jinxed" ESI Hospital at Ram Darbar where the OPD is likely to start on October 1

Kids eat burgers, fall sick
Panchkula, September 24
As many as six students of Sophia International School here fell sick on September 21 after they consumed burgers at a popular fast food joint in Sector 5 here. Now, samples of the food items purchased from this joint have been sent to local health authorities for a chemical test, informed Principal, Mr. S. Chopra. 


Senior citizens flex muscles
Chandigarh, September 24
It was a lively experience for more than 250 senior citizens, including 60 women, when they participated in the brisk walking contest here this morning at the Sukhna. According to Major-General MS Kandal (retd), chairman, organising Committee, all participants, all more than 60 years of age, flexed their muscles to stay ahead.
Senior citizens participate in a brisk walking contest
Senior citizens participate in a brisk walking contest held at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Tuesday; and (left) Gurdeep Kaur braves the walk on crutches. — Tribune photographs 


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