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Nagar kirtan palanquin falls on teenagers; kills 1, hurts 5
5 villages lose Gurpurb joy to freak accident
Chandigarh, November 18
The Gurpurb joy of five villages was marred when Randhir Singh, 16, a boy of Khuda Ali Sher village, was killed and five others were injured when a palanquin and the other wooden items they were bringing to the village for the ‘nagar kirtan’ procession fell on them late yesterday.

Lights dazzle on Gurpurb eve
LEAD ME FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT: A decked-up Sector 20 gurdwara on the eve of Guru Nanak Birthday, in Chandigarh on Monday. — Photo Karam Singh

Traders hold protest rally
Call for Chandigarh bandh on
November 21
Chandigarh, November 18
Traders of the city under the banner of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal today organised a car and scooter rally to protest against the recent amendment to the East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act, 1949.

Traders hold a rally to protest against the amendments in the Rent Act in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Traders hold a rally to protest against the amendments in the Rent Act in Chandigarh

Easy money-making firms, watch out
Chandigarh, November 18
The Chandigarh Administration is contemplating action against some companies in the city under the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes ( Banking ) Act, 1978. These companies are allegedly involved in the exploitation of its agents and consumers in the name of direct selling.

IAF objects to dumping site
SAS Nagar, October 18
The Air Force Station, Chandigarh, has objected to the allotment of a garbage dumping site to the SAS Nagar Municipal Council by the Punjab Urban Development and Planning Authority in Sohana village here.

South Africa key player in Indian Ocean politics
Chandigarh, November 18
South Africa is the biggest hole in the chapter of cooperation among the countries in the Indian Ocean which needs to be plugged to secure unblocked regional cooperation which today had become an order of the changed world under new economic forces.


Beant Singh trial: accused call off strike
Chandigarh, November 18
The accused in the Beant Singh trial case called off their fast after being persuaded by the President of the Akali Dal (Amritsar), Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, two days ago in Burail Jail. This was revealed by highly-placed sources in the UT Administration.

Not dear to each other
Not dear to each other. — A Tribune photograph

Mobile toilets mooted near slum colonies
Panchkula, November 18
The local Municipal Council proposes to introduce mobile toilets at various places near the slum colonies here, for ensuring better sanitation facilities here. Sources in the council said that Rs 9 lakh had been earmarked for buying six mobile toilets — both six seater and 10-seater.

Sehaj Safai Kendra
Chandigarh, November 18
Sehaj Safai Kendra under the Sahyog project was opened in Sector 8 here today. Mr M.P. Singh, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, inaugurated the kendra, constructed as combined effort of the Environment Department, CAWEDS, the Municipal Corporation and the Residents Welfare Association of the sectors.

Cariappa was a macro model of soldiering
HE late Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa, known as the “Father of the Indian Army” was the first Indian to get King’s Commission in the British Indian Army. In the old visitors’ book at the officers’ mess of 4 Guards (1 Rajput), you can still see his name as 2/Lt K.M. Cariappa, which he wrote on joining the unit after commissioning.

C’wealth award for GS Bajwa
Chandigarh, November 18
Gurmail Singh Bajwa, the man behind the yuva chetna in Punjab, has won the Commonwealth Youth Programme Asia Award for excellence in youth work for 2001-2002.


Sub-Inspector held on bribe charge
Panchkula, November 18
The police today nabbed Sales Tax Sub-Inspector, Mr Subhash Kaushik, on the charges of demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 50 from a truck driver for letting him pass from the sales tax barrier at Ramgarh.

2 cases of theft
Chandigarh, November 18
A Bajaj Chetak scooter (CH01Q 7330) of Mr Anil Sharma, a resident of Sector 37, was reported to be stolen from Sector 22 yesterday. A resident of Samrala reported that car stereo from his car parked near Raipur village was stolen on the night intervening November 16 and 17. Two cases of theft have been registered.


PHDCCI seeks Rs 500 cr market development fund
Chandigarh, November 18
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the Union Government to set up a market development fund with a corpus of at least Rs 500 crore to support the small-scale industry.

Thumb-sucking children, beware
Chandigarh, November 18
Good news for mothers. After years of loosing patience over children’s thumb-sucking and nail-biting habits, Fem Care Pharma has launched a deterrent liquid for breaking this habit.


‘View higher education as investment’
Chandigarh, November 18
Replete with examples, figures and terminology borrowed from physics, the University Grants Commission Chairman, Prof Arun Nigavekar, said that higher education ought to be viewed as an investment on essential social and economic infrastructure component for an emerging nation like India.

Govt College wins trophy
SAS Nagar, November 18
Government College, SAS Nagar, won the over all trophy of the Zonal Youth Festival of Punjabi University Ropar zone. According to the press release issued by the college of the final results, PMN College, Rajpura, secured the second position while Mata Gujari College, Fatehgarh Sahib, bagged the third position.


HC directive to JCT, union
Chandigarh, November 18
Acting on a petition filed by JCT Electronics Limited, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed counsel the management and for the workers' union to hold a meeting with the Managing Director of the Punjab Financial Corporation for discussing the viability of running the plant at SAS Nagar.


Sheets of poems on a spread of loneliness
Negotiating the traffic bottlenecks of the Sector 22 rehri market here, asking the way to the house of poet Manjit Indira draws a blank from a few gazetted officers buying vegetables from vendors. After a couple of bumps in the bylanes, I heave a sigh of relief when I find her watering plants in a corner house.

Garhwalis celebrate Raibaar-2002
Chandigarh, November 18
A huge gathering of Garhwalis came to listen to many Garhwali artistes who had come from outside the city to add colour to the annual cultural function of the Garhwalis.


Sajal, Arshdeep win TT titles
Chandigarh, November 18
Sajal Kaushal of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, and Arshdeep of Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, won junior boys and junior girls singles titles, respectively, on the penultimate day of the 15th Stag Chandigarh Table Tennis Championship being played here at Sector 23 TT hall.

Vivek girls win athletics championship
Chandigarh, November 18
Girls of Vivek High School, Sector 38, Chandigarh won the Inter School CBSE (Cluster) athletics championship, which concluded on November 16 here. The school’s relay teams of 400 metres’ race (both under 16 and under 19 categories) have qualified for the nationals.

Girls of Vivek High School, Sector 38, with the Inter-School CBSE Athletics Championship trophy along with Principal P.K. Singh and coach W.W.O. Kuku.

Girls of Vivek High School, Sector 38, with the Inter-School CBSE Athletics Championship trophy along with Principal P.K. Singh and coach W.W.O. Kuku


202 issued challans
Chandigarh, November 18
As many as 202 traffic violators were issued challans today by the Chandigarh Traffic police during its special drive to check traffic violators, especially those who use black films and red lights on their four wheelers without authorisation.

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