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31 traders booked for opposing MC drive
Chandigarh, October 18
The simmering discontent between Sector 28 traders and the Municipal Corporation flared up today with the traders resenting the move of the enforcement staff to confiscate the goods lying outside the premises of the shops. The MC team was blocked by a group of protesting traders led by Mr Devinder Singh Babla, president of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch.
Traders of Sector 28 who were arrested for allegedly clashing with the enforcement staff of the Chandigarh Municipal  Corporation Traders of Sector 28 who were arrested for allegedly clashing with the enforcement staff of the Chandigarh Municipal  Corporation on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Ban on smoking, bursting of crackers
Chandigarh, October 18
The Chandigarh Administration today banned smoking in public places with immediate effect, an official notification said here tonight.


Convergence of India’s rich art and craft
Chandigarh, October 18
After a gap of 10 years, Dastkar, is once again sprinkling colours on the scene of the city beautiful. Celebrating the rich traditions of India are 35 artisans, currently displaying their crafts under the aegis of Dastkari Bazaar, which will last for four days at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15.

Scheme to use gold reserves in Mansa Devi temple stalled
Panchkula, October 18
The ambitious project of using gold reserves at the Mata Mansa Devi temple for making ornaments has been stalled till the next Navratras in April 2003. Difference of opinion between official and non-official members of the Sri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board over the jeweller to be engaged and ‘labour charges’ to be given has reportedly stalled the project.

PU revamps B.Sc (Hons) evaluation
Chandigarh, October 18
Only the course teacher concerned in Panjab University will set the paper in final examination of B Sc (honours) (annual system) from this session. A decision in this regard has been conveyed to departments concerned. According to the decision, “The teacher for a particular course will be the paper setter, invigilator and script evaluator.


Campaigning ends in SAS Nagar
SAS Nagar, October 18
Campaigning in Municipal Ward 14 came to an end here this evening. The polling is scheduled to held on October 20. The byelection was ordered following the death of the councillor, Mr Gurmohan Ram, from the ward about a year ago. There are two Independent candidates in the fray — Mr Yog Raj and Sqn Ldr Sat Pal Bains. While Mr Yog Raj is supported by the Municipal Council President, Mr Kulwant Singh, Squadron Leader Bains has the support of local welfare organisations.

Villagers want encroachments cleared
Chandigarh, October 18
A large number of shopkeepers and residents of Butrela village (Sector 41B), through a signed representation, have demanded that the village link road leading to their shops and Shivalik Public School should be cleared of encroachments done by cattle owners.

Unions rally round Zoo Director
Chandigarh, October 18
At least three unions associated with the Chhatbir Zoo today took strong exception to the ‘’misleading’’ statements made by the PWD (INTUC) union about the functioning of the zoo and also against the Chief Warden, Zoos, Punjab, Dr Vinod Kumar Sharma.

Stage set for mega phulkari show
Chandigarh, October 18
The stage is set for the opening of the phulkari exhibition which is being brought to the city by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, in collaboration with the Chandigarh Administration.

‘Anganwadi’ workers press demands
SAS Nagar, October 18
Hundreds of “anganwadi” workers and helpers staged a rally and demonstration here today to draw attention of the government towards their outstanding demands. The call for the rally had been given by the Anganwadi Mulazam Union Punjab and was staged in front of the Directorate of Social Security, Women and Child Development, Sector 34, from where it moved to Sector 17.
Anganwadi workers stage dharna to press their demands in Sector 34, Chandigarh
Anganwadi workers stage dharna to press their demands in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Friday.— A Tribune photograph

‘Regularise need-based changes in buildings’
Chandigarh, October 18
A delegation of Sector 30 residents headed by BJP councillor and former Mayor Gian Chand Gupta here yesterday met the UT Administrator, Lieut Gen. (retd) J.F.R. Jacob, to demand the regularisation of need-based changes in building plans. Mr Gupta in a press note said the Administrator assured them to look into their demands.

White canes given to visually challenged
Chandigarh, October 18
The All India Confederation of the Blind and Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF) along with the Punjab Association for the Blind observed International White Cane Day in the city. On this occasion, white canes were distributed to 200 visually challenged children and youths.

Drinking water supply scheme inaugurated
Kharar, October 18
Mr Y.C. Nanda, Chairman Nabard, inaugurated a rural drinking water supply scheme at Manakpur Sharif village, in Kharar tehsil today. Mr Gurbinder Chahal, Principal Secretary, Public Health Punjab, and other senior officers were present at the inaugural function.


MLA’s revolver missing
Panchkula, October 18
A .32 bore licenced revolver, reportedly belonging to the INLD MLA from Sirsa, Ms Vidya Beniwal, went missing under suspicious circumstances from her Sector 8 residence here. The revolver went missing from her residence last evening. The police was informed about the same in the morning and a Daily Dairy Report has been registered at Sector 7 police post here.


UGC urged to declare NET exam results
Chandigarh, October 18
The Panjab University Research Scholars Association in a representation to the visiting team of the University Grants Commission today demanded that results of the NET examination conducted in July 2002 be declared before the conduct of the same examination again this year.

School board assn poll postponed
SAS Nagar, October 18
The much-awaited elections to the Punjab State Education Board Non-Teaching Employees Association due to be held on October 24 have been stayed by the Labour Inspector till further orders.

NCC training camp for girls 
Chandigarh October 18
As many as 310 cadets, from schools and colleges with NCC coverage, are undergoing training in drill, home nursing, first aid, map reading, trekking and map reading at a 12-day annual training camp of the 01 Chandigarh Girls Bn Ncc at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sector 25.
Cadets of the 1 Chandigarh Girls Bn NCC at a training camp undergo obstacle training, in Chandigarh on Friday.

Cadets of the 1 Chandigarh Girls Bn NCC at a training camp undergo obstacle training


SDO penalised for erroneous bill
Chandigarh, October 18
Finding deficiency in the services of the UT Electricity Department, the Consumer Court has directed the SDO(Electricity) Operational Sub-Division, Sector 35 B, to pay a compensation of Rs 1,000 to a resident of Sector 35, Capt M.S Lamba (retd.) for causing mental and physical harassment to him. The consumer court further directed the SDO (Electricity) to pay Rs 500 as expenses of litigation to the complainant.


Sawan Kumar casts Mumbai faces in his film
Chandigarh, October 18
Film director Sawan Kumar’s year-long search for fresh faces for his latest film “Dil Pardesi Ho Gaya” has ended with two young actors from Mumbai — Saloni Aswani and Kapil Jhaveri.

Film society declared best in North
Chandigarh, October 18
The Federation of Film Societies of India (FFFI) has adjudged the Chandigarh Film Society as the best film society in Northern India for the year 2001-2002. The Pritiman Sarkar Memorial Award, which goes to the film society that has an outstanding contribution in the promotion of both national and international films was awarded earlier this month to the Chandigarh Film Society (CFS).

Bharati Shivaji to perform today
Chandigarh, October 18
The UT Administration is hosting mohiniattam recital by danseuse Bharati Shivaji and her disciples under the Jhankar series of classical dance concerts at the Shanti Kunj in Sector 16 tomorrow.
Bharati Shivaji’s daughter and disciple Vijaylakshmi along with other dancers.

Bharati Shivaji’s daughter and disciple Vijaylakshmi along with other dancers


Adulterated sweets may turn ‘sour’ for shop owners
Chandigarh, October 17
Sweet-shop owners look out. You are in for trouble if you are mixing colour in jalebis or the pure desi-ghee sweets you are preparing are not so pure after all. Chances are that a food inspector will visit your shop one of these days, collect samples and initiate proceedings under the relevant provisions of law if the stuff is found to be adulterated or substandard.

Education programme for youth
Chandigarh, October 18
The Punjab Red Cross is doing yeomen work by creating awareness on HIV/AIDS among college lecturers, said Dr D.P.S. Sandhu, Director, Health Services, Punjab, and Vice-Chairman of the Punjab Red Cross, while inaugurating a 4-day peer group education programme for youths and Red Cross volunteers at the Punjab Red Cross Bhavan here yesterday.

AIDS awareness camp for labourers 
Panchkula, October 18
The Surya Foundation, in collaboration with the Haryana AIDS Control Society (Panchkula), organised an awareness generation-cum-free medical camp for migrant labourers of Sector 20, here yesterday.

An AIDS awareness camp for migrant labourers in progress at Panchkula on Friday.
An AIDS awareness camp for migrant labourers in progress at Panchkula


Fruitful experience for nimble-feet skaters
Chandigarh, October 18
Panchkula eves, Amrita Singh and Chandita Kamboj, returned last evening from Portugal with a rich experience after taking part in the World Women’s Roller Hockey Championship which was held at Pacos de Ferreira (Portugal) from October 6 to 12.

Navjot to release Virdi’s book on Sikh sportstars
Chandigarh, October 18
Harbans Singh Virdi has three passions in life — Sikh history, sports and writing — and when the three of these get judiciously blended, the result is as outstanding as “Sikh Sportstars — Past and Present”, a book which has the potential of being graded as a reference book in sports.

Budding golf star impresses
Chandigarh, October 18
Amanjyot Singh a promising golfer from Jaipur, who was in the city to participate in the all-India sub-junior and junior golf tournament stole the show today in the tournament when he bagged second place in the Group C in the age group 11-12 years. 

Manprit Singh honoured
Lalru, October 18
The Baba Prithavi Singh Azad Memorial Sports Club, Lalru, organised a tournament, here. The club honoured Manprit Singh, for his outstanding performance in kabaddi in Busan Asian Games and Dr Daler Singh Multani, Senior Medical Officer, Lalru, for his dedication in providing best possible healthcare services to the residents of the area on the occasion. 
Mr Manprit Singh, who won gold medal in Busan , and Dr Daler Singh Multani, SMO, Lalru, along with participants, during a tournament organised by Baba Prithavi Singh Azad Memorial Sports Club, Lalru,
Mr Manprit Singh, who won gold medal in Busan (fifth from left), and Dr Daler Singh Multani, SMO, Lalru, along with participants, during a tournament organised by Baba Prithavi Singh Azad Memorial Sports Club, Lalru, to mark the Dasehra festival in Lalru on Thursday


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