Friday, October 25, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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PU Students’ Council poll on Nov 1
Chandigarh, October 24
Panjab University today declared that elections to the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council will be conducted on November 1. The day will also witness elections to the Department Representatives of all the teaching departments in the university.

Tribune’s quality, Mann’s humility win hearts
Chandigarh, October 24
Singer-actor Harbhajan Mann presents gift to a subscriber of The Tribune on Thursday.
For the many households of Mohali and Panchkula, that woke up to the vibrant smile of actor-singer Harbhajan Mann this morning, the day was surely laced with surprises.
Singer-actor Harbhajan Mann presents gift to a subscriber of The Tribune on Thursday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Star spinner of the Indian cricket team, Harbhajan Singh ‘Spinning Sardar’ spins kids into frenzy

Star spinner of the Indian cricket team, Harbhajan Singh, signs autographs for students in a school in Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
— Photo Pawan Sharma



  FM station may go private
Chandigarh, October 24
There has been a move to privatise the local FM station of the All-India Radio early next year. The station broadcasts programmes of Vividh Bharati.

Early birds go home happy empty-handed
Chandigarh, October 24
The preparations were in full swing. As the clock steadily ticked towards the “Husband’s Day”, wives, clad in their festive best, thronged markets here for “last-minute shopping”. It all started early today. Even before the shopkeepers reached markets to open their showrooms, buyers had arrived already, not only for buying “the essentials”, but also for getting ‘henna’ applied on the palms, the back of the hands, the arms and the feet.

CAT stays contractual teacher’s termination
Chandigarh, October 24
Issuing notice on an application filed by a maths mistress, accusing the Chandigarh Administration of exploiting the “educated lot” by offering contractual appointments instead of filling up the regular posts, the Central Administrative Tribunal has stayed the operation of an order vide which the applicant was relieved.


Beware of chain snatchers, advise cops
Chandigarh, October 24
Flaunt it, if you have it — If that’s what you believe in, be careful. Chances are that the chain snatcher, observing you from behind parked vehicles, may be looking for an opportunity to strike. Aware of their lurking presence, the Chandigarh police has advised residents against moving about in markets wearing heavy jewellery, at least during the festival season.

Reduce cable rates, says federation
Chandigarh, October 24
The Federation of Sector Welfare Association, Chandigarh (FOSWAC), has urged the UT Administrator, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd),to save cable TV subscribers from the ‘loot’ indulged in by operators.

Dogs grin again after HC order
Chandigarh, October 24
Dog lovers in the city will now be able to take their canine friends out for a walk without muzzling them. A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today modified its earlier order vide which pet owners had been asked to ensure that dogs were taken out on leash after “properly muzzling them”.


The stage of Government Home Science College, Sector 10, witnesses an impressive giddha presentation PU YOUTH FESTIVAL
Vibrant performances 
Chandigarh, October 24
Vibrant hues, energetic performances and an ecstatic crowd marked the conclusion of the three-day PU Zone A youth festival at Government Home Science College, Sector 10, here today.

The stage of Government Home Science College, Sector 10, witnesses an impressive giddha presentation on the concluding day of Panjab University Zone A Youth Festival in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


120 in fray for Bar Council poll
Chandigarh, October 24
In less than a month before elections to the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana are scheduled to be held, two women lawyers, along with 54 other advocates, filed their nominations on the last day today. The number of advocates in fray for 25 posts are now 120.



PUDA to go ahead with Sec 79, 80 development
SAS Nagar, October 24
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) has decided to go ahead with infrastructural development of Sectors 79 and 80 and to give possession of plot in these sector to the allottees by March, 2003.

Traffic fines worth 12.37 lakh imposed
SAS Nagar
Fines amounting to Rs12,37,690 were imposed by the police for various violations from January 1 to October 15.

Respite for cine-goers
Chandigarh, October 24
The Chandigarh Administration will conduct investigations regarding the prices of eatables being charged from cine-goers in various cinema halls of the city.

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