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Division among traders over today’s bandh
Chandigarh, November 20
On the eve of the proposed Chandigarh bandh tomorrow there is a division of sorts between traders, who are owners of property, and the tenants.
Joining the issue of the recent amendment to the East Punjab Rent Restriction Act, 1949, the UT Villages Property Owners Association today asked the traders' associations that they should not join the Chandigarh bandh called by the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal.
The Mayor, Mrs Lalit Joshi, offers a glass of juice to Mrs Bhajan Kaur and Mrs Nirmal Kaur, who had been on fast to protest against the recent amendment to the rent Act The Mayor, Mrs Lalit Joshi, offers a glass of juice to Mrs Bhajan Kaur and Mrs Nirmal Kaur, who had been on fast to protest against the recent amendment to the rent Act, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph 

Kiran cinema manager shot at
Struggling for life in GMCH
Chandigarh, November 20
In a daring shootout, two unidentified youths shot at the manager of Kiran Cinema and Jagat Cinema, Mr Harjinder Singh, outside his house in Sector 21-D here tonight as he returned home from work. A seriously wounded, Harjinder Singh (52), is battling for his life at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.

Two youths shot at the manager of the Kiran and Jagat cinemas, Mr Harjinder Singh, outside his house in Sector 21, Chandigarh, on Wednesday night. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Two youths shot at the manager of the Kiran and Jagat cinemas, Mr Harjinder Singh, outside his house in Sector 21, Chandigarh

RBI to take action against Amway, 5 others
Chandigarh, November 20
The Chandigarh Administration and the Reserve Bank of India, today warned members of the public from investing in private non-banking finance companies which do not have permits to operate. The Joint Secretary, Finance, Chandigarh Administration, Mr Dalip Kumar, said action would also be initiated against six companies which are direct-selling companies.

Resident docs adamant on their stand
Chandigarh, november 20
With the resident doctors being firm on their stand of not shouldering the responsibility of running the evening OPDs at the PGI, there is uncertainty over the start of the facility from December 2.

B.Ed through correspondence for city, Punjab students
Chandigarh, November 20
Panjab University has opened admission to the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) course through correspondence to all students from Punjab and Chandigarh.
Prof Ujjagar Singh Sehgal, chairman, today said the university had made “ partial modification” to the earlier press releases and even the university advertisements that mentioned that admissions were open to students from areas falling under the jurisdiction of Panjab University, including Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana, Moga, Muktsar and Ferozepore districts besides Chandigarh.

Paper leak: Director Health quizzed 
SAS Nagar, November 20
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has questioned the Director, Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, Dr D.P.S. Sandhu, who is also the President of the Punjab Nurses Registration Council, in the alleged question paper leak case of the council here.


Pilgrim’s progress to Nada Sahib
Chandigarh, November 20
Tuesday, Gurpurb noon, time to hog and catch up with sleep. Instead, I am on way to Nada Sahib, near here, with the sardarni next door on the bridge over the Ghaggar.

UT secretariat, DC office get OFC link
Chandigarh, November 20
A hi-tech optic fibre cable link between the UT Secretariat, Sector 9, and the DC Office, Sector 17 was inaugurated this morning by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen. J.F.R. Jacob, (retd.), by talking to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr. M. Ramsekhar through video conferencing via the OFC link.

Panel to ‘activate’ BSNL connections
Chandigarh, November 20
Overwhelming response to the cellular service of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has created a piquant situation for the officials. Though they are trying to activate the connections of the subscribers within the stipulated time period of 72 hours, but the connections of about 300 applicants have so far not been activated due to the non-verification of their addresses, out of about 4,000 connections released so far.

Police to enforce use of carriage way
Chandigarh, November 20
Encouraged by the “success” of their strategy to carve out separate lanes for cycles and rickshaws on a busy sector-dividing road, the Chandigarh Police, besides other authorities, has now decided to enforce the use of carriage way by cycles and rickshaws on other roads also.

Bank’s silver jubilee function
Chandigarh, November 20
Bank of Rajasthan Ltd., which had suffered accumulated losses of Rs 157 crore during 1995-99, has achieved a profit of Rs 40.31 crore during 2001-02. It has decided to increase the number of branches in this region, apart from Rajasthan, Mr P.K. Tayal, chairman of bank, said here today.
Mr Anshuman Singh, Governor of Rajasthan, being felicitated by Mr P.K. Tayal, chairman, Bank of Rajasthan Limited
Mr Anshuman Singh, Governor of Rajasthan (centre), being felicitated by Mr P.K. Tayal, chairman, Bank of Rajasthan Limited, at the bank’s silver jubilee function at Rajasthan Bhavan, Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Mr Ashwani Sekhari, Minister of Industries, Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Punjab, is also seen. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

IT employees resent contract work
Chandigarh, November 20
The local branch of the Income Tax Employees Federation has condemned the authorities for hiring outsiders and private agencies for computer work related to receipt and processing of returns.

Cooperative week celebrations conclude
Chandigarh, November 20
The All-India Cooperative Week celebrations, organised by the Regional Institute of Cooperative Management, concluded here today. In his keynote address, Mr Vikramjit Sharma, Regional Director of the NCDC, stressed upon the need for a professional approach in the cooperatives and said that only a competent management system would be able to lead the cooperatives towards its goals.
A section of the audience at the 49th All-India Cooperative Week celebrations at the Regional Institute of Cooperative Management, Sector 32, Chandigarh
A section of the audience at the 49th All-India Cooperative Week celebrations at the Regional Institute of Cooperative Management, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Water connection camp
Mullanpur-Garibdas, November 20
An ‘on-the-spot water connection camp’ will be held on the Government Tubewell premises, Mullanpur Garibdas village from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm tomorrow. The camp is being organised by the Punjab Public Health Department in collaboration with Puri Trust (UK), Mullanpur and the Youth Welfare, Sports and Health Club, Mullanpur.

Sec 47 resident wins Esteem
Chandigarh, November 20
M.K. Sohan of Sector 47-C, Harpreet Kaur of Sector 47 D and Gaurav Chopra of Sector 15 won Esteem, Alto and Wagon-R cars, respectively, tonight in draw of lots in the 20-day Sector 17 shopping festival that concluded this evening.


Two held for outraging modesty of women
Chandigarh, November 20
The police has arrested two persons in different cases allegedly for attempting to outrage modesty of women. Both the accused trespassed in the respective houses of the women and also threatened them.

Crushed to death
Zirakpur, November 20
Hindraj, a resident of Ambala cantonment, was crushed to death by a car on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway here yesterday.


IIAS to break new ground
Preparing dictionary of Indian culture
Chandigarh, November 20
“We are going to have our own character, a stamp of our institute that shows on every one of those who are associated with us for research or otherwise. A character not so much in belief in any pre-established set of ideas or philosophy but in terms of a standard of research, a complete thoroughness of knowledge and in undertaking path breaking ventures.”

Troubled waters of Indian Ocean
Chandigarh, November 20
One of the most troubling international trends during recent times has been what is being called the “second nuclear age.” This process entailing the proliferation of nuclear weapons with particular reference to Asia, has been especially evident during recent years in the troubled zone lying between the Middle East and East Asia which is characterised as the Indian Ocean region.

300 participate in painting contest
Chandigarh, November 20
As many as 300 students studying in urban and rural schools of the city participated in a painting and slogan-writing competition as part of the ongoing Sher-e-Punjab Lala Lajpat Rai Martyrdom Fortnight being organised by the Servants of the People Society.


Petition against restoration of petrol station dealership
Chandigarh, November 20
In a petition filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, a Ludhiana resident has sought directions to the Union of India, besides the Union Territory of Chandigarh and others, against restoring the dealership of a Sector 35 petrol station in favour of a respondent.

List of cases
Chandigarh, November 20
The Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered that a list should be furnished of all the cases in which judgements have been reserved by the Judges sitting in single and Division Benches.

Cooperative bank scam: incriminating papers seized
Chandigarh, November 20
The Central Bureau of Investigation has seized various incriminating documents related to 11 crore State Co-operative Bank scam from Delhi. This was disclosed by CBI officials while seeking police custody of the former General Manager of the State Co-operative Bank Chandigarh, Vinod Sharma, in a local court here today.

Judicial remand in flesh trade racket
Panchkula, November 20
The Panchkula Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Kamal Kant, today remanded in one-day police custody three pimps including, Amandeep, and in 14-day judicial custody three call girls for their involvement in a flesh trade racket in the town.



Nagi heads Indian Orthopaedic Assn
Chandigarh, November 20
Prof O.N. Nagi, Dean and head of the Orthopaedics Department at PGI, has been elected President of the Indian Orthopaedic Association for the year 2002-2003. Prof Nagi was elected President of the Indian Orthopaedic Association at the General body meeting held at Patna, on November 14. It is for the first time that this honour has come to the PGI.


Anshul GoelYPS, St Stephen’s surge ahead
Chandigarh, November 20
Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar and St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, surged ahead on the opening day of the ICSE interschool cricket tournament (Chandigarh region) played here today in St Stephen’s School.

Asha schoolkids excel at Special Olympics
Chandigarh, November 20
Disability is no deterrent. This was proved by Students of Asha School, Chandi Mandir, who bagged 20 medals at the 4th Special National Olympics held recently in Pondicherry and Delhi.


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