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PU to monitor monthly classroom attendance
Chandigarh, October 2
Classroom attendance of students will be displayed on notice boards on a monthly basis in departments of Panjab University, says one of the prominent recommendations of a committee.

Bridge gap between haves & have nots: Jacob
Chandigarh, October 2
The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today underlined the need for taking concrete measures to end the disparity between under-privileged and privileged sections of the society.
Members of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front pay homage to those killed in recent riots in the country, in front of Mahatama Gandhi’s portrait in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph
Members of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front pay homage to those killed in recent riots in the country, in front of Mahatama Gandhi’s portrait in Sector 17, Chandigarh


BKU lifts dharna from city
Chandigarh, October 2
The Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta) and other kisan wings of the Leftist parties, which were staging protests here for the past 10 days, lifted their dharna today and decided to suspend their agitation.

Legal aid cell a boon for jail inmates
Chandigarh, October 2
A “Legal Aid Cell” set-up in Burail Jail has been providing effective and timely legal assistance to poor inmates lodged in the jail. As many as 150 undertrials have been provided free legal aid of advocates at State expenses, financial assistance, expenses for documentation, for summoning of witnesses and other incidental expenses connected with litigation.

Fine arts diploma sought for deaf and dumb
Chandigarh, October 2
About 400 deaf and dumb persons, their parents and guardians, social workers and professionals associated with their rehabilitation from all over the region attended the annual day function of the North Zone Deaf and Dumb Society here today.

Deaf and dumb children from the region exhibit their talent at a function organised by the North Zone Deaf and Dumb Society to mark Gandhi Jayanti celebrations at Lion's Deaf and Dumb School in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph
Deaf and dumb children from the region exhibit their talent at a function

Mountview Hotel staff ‘may be involved’ in theft
Chandigarh, October 2
The police is yet to make headway in the yesterday’s theft from rooms of three foreign nationals in Mountview Hotel in Sector 10 here. The CITCO management had tried to ‘‘compensate’’ its foreign guests by providing them with new laptop and palmtop computers and has also given Rs 50,000 in Indian currency.

Ex-servicemen ‘battle’ for free cure facility
Chandigarh, October 2
It's a battle they have not succeeded in. At least till now. In a reply to a representation, Medical Superintendent of Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital has informed All India Ex-servicemen Welfare Association that the facility of free treatment was not being provided to them and their dependants as separate orders were required to be issued by the Chandigarh Administration in this regard.


Central excise collection touches Rs 35 crore
Chandigarh, October 2
The central excise collections from the Chandigarh range have more than doubled from Rs 17 crore in 1995-96 to Rs 35 crore during 2000-01. Yarn, steel and tractor parts units were the major contributors to the excise duty, besides some pharmaceutical units, said Mr Anil Kumar Gupta, Joint Commissioner, Central Excise Division, Chandigarh, here yesterday.

Doves, symbols of love and peace, caught in a playful mood
Doves, symbols of love and peace, caught in a playful mood by Tribune lensman Karam Singh in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Few takers for HUDA industrial plots
Panchkula, October 2
Despite having invested crores in Industrial Area here, Haryana Urban Development Authority is yet to achieve what it had planned, with property owners and industrialists being unhappy over scattered development.

Removal of Narendra Modi sought
Chandigarh, October 2
A section of Sikhs, Muslims and Christians here today joined hands to demand from the President of India, the Chief Justice of India and the United Nations the removal of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for presenting “minorities in a poor light as part of a conspiracy to disintegrate India.”

Peace doesn’t suit leaders: Sardar Anjum
Chandigarh, October 2
Politicians have no right to use religion as a tool for the promotion of vested interests, which unfortunately, happens to be a reality in the current scenario,” said noted poet Sardar Anjum while addressing a press conference here today.

Pilot to be cremated in Goa
Chandigarh, October 2
While his death came as a jolt to them, Lt-Commander Rajesh Saini’s parents received another shock when they were informed today that the moral remains of their son could not be brought back for cremation to the city.

BJP seeks CBI probe into SCOs’ auction
Chandigarh, October 2
A BJP delegation here today demanded from the Administrator, Lieut General J.F.R. Jacob (retd), a CBI inquiry into the auction of SCO 178-179 in Sector 9, repatriation of the presiding officer of the auction to his home state cadre, seizure of records and cancellation of the auction.

All-party meeting on Siau murder
Kharar, October 2
A meeting of leaders of various political parties will be held tomorrow at 5 pm in the local Civil Rest House to formulate further course of agitation keeping in view the failure of the police to arrest Mr Kiranbir Singh Kang, senior vice-president, SYAD (B), against whom non-bailable warrants has been issued by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ropar, in the Siau murder case.

Scrap periphery control Act: MLA
Kharar, October 2
Mr Bir Devinder Singh, MLA from Kharar, has urged the Punjab Government to immediately scrap the New Punjab Periphery Control Act as it was not only creating many problems for residents of villages in Kharar and Mohali areas but had also become a permanent source of collection of money for PUDA officials.

MLA upset over dirty toilets
Kharar, October 2
Mr Bir Devinder Singh, MLA, Kharar, was very upset when he saw dirty toilets at the Civil Rest House here before addressing a press conference yesterday. He pulled up the staff and in charge of the rest house for this lapse.

Awareness trek on wildlife protection
Chandigarh, October 2
To spread awareness about conservation of wildlife, the Hindustan Scouts and Guides, in association with the Department of Forests and Wildlife, and the Indian Council for Environmental Education, organised a trek in Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary today.

Mr H.S. Kharab flags off an awareness trek on wildlife protection in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Mr H.S. Kharab flags off an awareness trek on wildlife protection in Chandigarh on Wednesday

BSNL lucky draw scheme winners
Chandigarh, October 2
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited today held the lucky draw here for those telephone subscribers who had no outstanding dues against their telephones and cleared the payments till September 30.


Case of murder against three
Panchkula, October 2
The police has registered a case of murder and causing hurt by means of poison with an intent to commit an offence against Krishan, Dilbag Singh and Sunil. They have been charged with killing the husband of Ms Kamla, a resident of Manav Colony, Saketri. The body of the victim was found in a field and a case under Sections 328, 302 and 34 of the IPC has been registered.

Three hurt as trucks collide
Chandigarh, October 2
Three persons were injured and one feared dead in an accident near the ITBP, Bhanu, when two trucks collided head-on late on Tuesday night. While one truck was going from Panchkula towards Ambala, the other was coming from the opposite direction.


Forgotten twin of Bajwara market awaits customers
A forgotten twin of Bajwara 22 C market, the L-shaped Sector 22 C Market craves for a connection with its cousin Bajwara to survive and to attract customers. Haphazard parking, venders sitting under trees, mixed shops of almost all possible items, tourist buses, taxis, rickshaws and hundreds of bicycles parked welcome a visitor — or rather turn him away from it. A night view of the market in Sector 22-C
A night view of the market in Sector 22-C. — Photo Pravesh Chauhan


PU dons’ plea on pension issue
Chandigarh, October 2
The Joint Action Committee of the Panjab University Teaching and Non-Teaching Employees Federation met today to review the pension scheme which has been turned down by the Centre through an official letter a few days back.

230 take part in group song contest
Chandigarh, October 2
The Mani Majra-based Alpha Public School today bagged the first prize in the group song competition, organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad. About 230 students from 23 schools had participated in the contest, held at Government High School in Mani Majra.

Environment workshop organised
Chandigarh, October 2
A one-day workshop on environment was organised at Government High School in Sector 47 yesterday. The workshop was sponsored by the Environment Society of India.


PUDA told to pay compensation
Chandigarh, October 2
The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority to pay interest at the rate of 18 per cent per annum on the earnest money of Rs 28, 414 after a period of two years to a city resident for deficiency in its services.


Captivating freshness of colours
Chandigarh, October 2
Natural colours sprayed on the canvas to capture the wild habitat, particularly of the plants, was the highlight of a captivating exhibition of paintings at the Exhibition Hall, Sector 17, here today.

Rashmi Singh displays her works at the Art Gallery exhibition hall, Sector-17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Rashmi Singh displays her works at the Art Gallery exhibition hall


100 patients examined at dental camp
Chandigarh, October 2
A dental camp was organised by the NSS unit of Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, in collaboration with Inner Wheel Chandigarh Central at Raipur Kalan village here today.

Doctors examine children at a dental camp organised by the NSS unit of Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, at Raipur Kalan village on Wednesday.
Doctors examine children at a dental camp organised by the NSS unit of Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, at Raipur Kalan village on Wednesday

Polyclinic for ex-servicemen from Oct 8
SAS Nagar, October 2
A defence veterans’ polyclinic will begin functioning at the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre at Phase VI here from October 8. The polyclinic, located near Dara Studio, will benefit ex-servicemen and their families living in the town and the nearby areas who had to go to far-away Command Military Hospital, Chandi Mandir, for treatment.


Children participate in a mini-marathon
Children participate in a mini-marathon to celebrate week-long IAF Mahotsava, organised by the 3 Base Repair Depot in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Mini-marathon race evokes good response
Chandigarh, October 2
The mini-marathon race which was organised by the 3 BRD in Chandigarh today evoked good response. It was flagged off by Air Commodore S.B. Prashar, Air officer Commanding, 3 BRD Air Force. A large number of children, Airmen, and officers of different age groups took part.

Badminton needs a thrust
Chandigarh, October 2
The recently concluded North Zone Inter-State badminton championship at the Panjab University gymnasium hall involved the participation of top-ranking badminton players from various states.

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