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Resident doctors on warpath
Express inability to take on extra responsibility
Chandigarh, November 19
A confrontation between PGI authorities and resident doctors over starting of evening OPDs at the PGI seems inevitable as the latter have written to Union Home Minister Shatrughan Sinha expressing their inability to take on the extra responsibility thrust on them.

Independent registry of flats mooted
Panchkula, November 19
Residents of various group housing societies in the state, including Panchkula, might now have to get an independent registry for their flats instead of getting away with a simple agreement with the society.

Admn urged to provide security on 
bandh day
Traders’ bodies support bandh call
Chandigarh, November 19
The Joint Action Forum Property Owners Associations has urged the Chandigarh Administration to provide adequate police protection to those traders who want to open their establishments on November 21, despite a bandh call by the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal. The forum apprehends use of force by unruly elements on that day. In the wake of a bandh call given by the Mandal, a meeting of the executive of the forum was held to chalk out a plan to counter the call.

Winged visitors are here again
Chandigarh, November 19
With winter setting and the mercury falling, the winged visitors from Siberia are here again. This time the guests are on scheduled and they will be watched by bird lovers in various wetlands, parks and sanctuaries located in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Union Territory of Chandigarh and some other parts of the region.
A flock of migratory birds flutters off
A flock of migratory birds flutters off as Karam Singh captures them in his camera at the Chhat Bir Zoo water feature, 20 km from Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

Probe into ‘misuse’ of sewerage cess sought
SAS Nagar, November 19
As work proceeds on the cleaning of the stormwater pipes in Phase V here, residents who have for years been plagued by problems arising from poor drainage have called for a probe into the alleged misuse of sewerage cess collected by the Department for Public Health.

Suspected Japanese encephalitis death in PGI
Chandigarh, November 19
Keeping in mind suspected Japanese encephalitis cases trickling in the PGI everyday from villages in suburbs of the city and parts of Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, the institute has alerted the UT Health authorities.

Flesh trade racket busted, 7 held
Panchkula, November 19
Tightening the noose around those involved in flesh trade here, the police today busted a racket operating on an inter-state basis. The operation was carried out late tonight and three call girls and their four touts were arrested.


Illuminations light up Prakash Utsav
Chandigarh, November 19
The boisterous din of crackers echoed against the decorated walls of illuminated houses this evening as devotees celebrated Guru Nanak Dev’s birthday with religious fervour throughout the city.
A Sikh boy offers a sweet to a Muslim devotee at a gurdwara on Gurpurb in Chandigarh on Tuesday. The Muslims went to gurdwara to break their fast at the end of the 13th day of Ramadan and celebrated the birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev.
— Reuters photo
A Sikh boy offers a sweet to a Muslim devotee

‘Lesser’ Mughals’ reigns rediscovered
Chandigarh, November 19
Giving an exhaustive insight into Mughal history, the book titled “The Forgotten Mughals”, written by G.S. Cheema, a Punjab bureaucrat, was released by the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut- Gen JFR Jacob (retd), at a function organised at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, here today.
Mr G.S. Cheema (extreme left) at the release of his book ‘The Forgotten Mughals’ at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr G.S. Cheema at the release of his book ‘The Forgotten Mughals’

‘Nation yet to achieve social freedom’
Chandigarh, November 19
“Is India really free?” This question left a deep impact on everyone’s mind as the participants at a one-day seminar on the same topic, talked about various issues which have plagued the nation. The seminar was organised by the Servants of the People Society in association with the Azadi Bachao Andolan as a part of Lala Lajpat Rai martyrdom fortnight at Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15 here yesterday.

Jain told to join investigation
Chandigarh, November 19
In an important development, a senior Haryana bureaucrat and former Home Secretary of Chandigarh was asked by the police to join the investigations in the alleged rape case of a Shimla girl today but he did not turn up.

Netaji’s driver dead
Chandigarh, November 19
One of the last links of the country with legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose snapped last night as his driver Jagan Nath Sharma, who had accompanied Netaji on various missions, died here.

SI retired


Purse snatched
Chandigarh, November 19
Two unidentified motor cycle-borne youths snatched the purse of Ms Monica Sehgal in the Sector 34 market here yesterday. Ms Sehgal told the police that the purse contained Rs 1,500 and certain documents, including her driving licence. A case has been registered.


Red lips that make 
ou go oooh! Blazing red — the shade of hot-blood passion — is sizzling in the winters of 2002. Not just in outfits, also in lipsticks. The reason is not very hard to see. Scarlet-slapped lippers have finally made a comeback after remaining in the trash can of memory for years together.

Giggling blues and greys away brown, hello pink
Tribune News Service
Fair weather damsels — in screaming bright sweatshirts clandestinely stitched into bomber jackets of contrasting loud hues — are driving away the dull gloom of cold overcast winters, recklessly.

Jogging fit
he religiously believes in keeping herself fit. That is the reason why city-based ramp model Shivali jogs down the city roads and streets for an hour every morning. "I wake up early and sweat out excessive calories by jogging till beads of perspiration dot my brow," she chirps melodiously.


Special observers for Bar Council poll
Chandigarh, November 19
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana has appointed special observers following a number of complaints to avoid bogus voting during the council elections to be held in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana. Sources revealed that many of the contestants have complained to the Returning Officer of the Bar Council that in some of the areas the contesting members might try to influence the elections.


A play depicting Syrian history
Chandigarh, November 19
With the visiting Syrian dance theatre group, Enana, staging a musical play ‘Hawajis Al Shan 880’ in the Bhargava Auditorium, PGI, the audience got a slice of history of that Arab nation. Set in a backdrop that was 100-year-old, the play portrays people’s yearnings for freedom and social justice through a love story that blossoms amid political unrest and social chaos.
Enana, a Syrian dance theatre group, performs in the Bhargava Auditorium, PGI, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan
Enana, a Syrian dance theatre group, performs in the Bhargava Auditorium, PGI

City to have film academy
Chandigarh, November 19
To channelise the talent of this region and prepare them for the film industry, a few like-minded people from the industry are joining hands to start a well equipped film and TV academy in Chandigarh.

From left: Jatinder Cheema, J.S. Cheema and Manmohan Singh, a leading cinematographer of the Hindi film industry, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Jatinder Cheema, J.S. Cheema and Manmohan Singh, a leading cinematographer of the Hindi film industry

Collage exhibition on Nov 22
Panchkula, November 19
Students of the Bama Academy of Fine Art will display their works in the collage form during the annual exhibition to be held at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh, on November 22.


Dentists demand cheaper fluoridated toothpastes
Chandigarh, November 19
Fluoridated toothpastes being the cheapest and most effective way of preventing tooth decay and caries, dentists feel the government should reduce excise duty on the product so that it is within the reach of Indian masses.

Free medical camp on Nov 21
SAS Nagar, November 19
A free medical check-up camp will be organised on November 21 at Gige Majra village. The camp is being organised by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab. Doctors from Kharar and SAS Nagar Civil Hospitals will examine the patients.

Inter-country meeting in PGI
Chandigarh, November 19
The PGI Director, Prof S.K. Sharma, today inaugurated a three-day inter-country meeting here. The meeting is being attended by over 30 doctors and educationists from Nepal, Thailand, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Pulse Polio campaign from Jan 5
Chandigarh, November 19
Reports of special Pulse Polio campaigns in adjoining Panchkula and Ambala districts resulted in confusion in the city as parents of several young ones called up their doctors and newspaper offices for information.


Dheeraj AroraShikha, Dheeraj win TT titles
Chandigarh, November 19
Shikha Sharma of AG(Audit), Haryana, and Dheeraj Arora of the Reserve Bank of India clinched the women and men section titles, respectively, of the 15th Stag Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship played here this evening at Sector 23 TT hall.
  • Relay races
  • Cricket meet
  • Carrom tourney
  • SD college win
  • Basketball tourney


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