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MC Administrator transferred; code violation alleged
Panchkula, December 3
The state government is alleged to have violated the code of conduct for elections to the Municipal Council here by transferring Administrator, Municipal Council, Mr Arun Kumar Gupta.

Rajesh Kumar is IG; Yadav replaces Jain
Chandigarh, December 3
The confusion over the appointment of the new SSP for Chandigarh ended today with the appointment of Mr Gaurav Yadav, a 1992-batch Punjab cadre official of the IPS.

Evening OPDs progress, despite hiccups
Chandigarh, December 3
Within a day of the introduction of the evening OPDs, the number of patients seems to be increasing as 62 persons availed themselves of the latest facility offered by the PGI here today.




Police officials trace the footprints of persons who killed a youth Murder in woods near Secretariat
Suspected drug addict stabbed, burnt
Chandigarh, December 3
A charred body of a youth was found lying in a mangrove forest near a high-security zone behind the Punjab and Haryana Civil Secretariat early here today. The youth, suspected to be a drug addict, had been stabbed before being set ablaze.

Police officials trace the footprints of persons who killed a youth behind the Punjab and Haryana Civil Secretariat, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Charred body of the youth lies nearby.
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

Construction around IAF installations: panel formed
Zirakpur, December 3
To take up the issue of prohibition of construction within a radius of 900 m from defence installations in the area, Ms Preneet Kaur, MP from Patiala, has constituted a six-member committee.

Two PSEB men held on bribery charge
SAS Nagar, December 3
Two employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board were caught red-handed on a charge of taking bribe by officials of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau here today.

Beopar Mandal to block roads today
Chandigarh, December 3
The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal said here today that its members would block roads all over the city tomorrow in protest against the amendment to the East Punjab Urban Rent Restrictions Act of 1949.

MSP for farm sector to stay, says Ajit Singh
Chandigarh, December 3
The Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Ajit Singh, today strongly defended the minimum support price (MSP) mechanism for wheat and paddy and said this was necessary if the progress in the agriculture sector was to be maintained.



PEC, CSIO to play role in defence research
Chandigarh, December 3
Rapid yet silent strides are being made to integrate the research and technological strength of various defence and research establishments in the city and its surrounding areas.

Special children take part in a fancy-dress competition at PrayaasWorld Disability Day observed
Chandigarh, December 3
The World Disability Day was observed at the Prayaas Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped Children, Sector 38, here today. About 150 children from different organisations for the disabled took part in a function organised to observe the day.

Special children take part in a fancy-dress competition at Prayaas, in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph

Rally to create AIDS awareness
SAS Nagar, December 3
Tableaux, focusing on different aspects of AIDS and how the disease is spread, were flagged off by the Health Secretary-cum-Project Director, Punjab State AIDS Control Society (PSACS), Mr A. Didar Singh, here today.Mr Bhichai Rattakul, Rotary International President, addresses a multi-district meet

Rotary against violence: Rattakul
Chandigarh, December 3
Rotary International is against all forms of violence and terrorism. Instead, it wants to promote peace and conflict resolution in all parts of the world.

Mr Bhichai Rattakul, Rotary International President, addresses a multi-district meet, District 3070, 3080, 3090 at Bhargava Auditorium, PGI, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photo

W. R. Rishi dead
Chandigarh, December 3
Mr W.R. Rishi, founder President of the World Romani Congress, who devoted a lifetime to the study of the Roma people, the so-called Gypsies of Europe, Russia, Central and Middle Asia, died here yesterday morning. He was 87.

Seminar on domestic workers
Chandigarh, December 3
The Samaj Seva Kendra of the Catholic Church, Sector 19-A, organised a seminar on ‘Domestic Workers Movement’ and training programme for the domestic workers recently. Eighty workers employed in different houses in the city attended the training programme. These workers belonging to Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, had come to the city for employment.

Hike in water charges: BJP files objections
Chandigarh, December 3
The BJP yesterday formally filed objections to the hike in water charges before the Chandigarh Administration that had invited objections to draft water charges bylaws within 10 days of the notification.Illustration by Sandeep Joshi

No S4 coach in Kalka-Jodhpur train!
he passengers who had got reservation in the Kalka-Jodhpur train from Kalka to Jodhpur had to face a lot of difficulty at Chandigarh railway station recently. When they did not find the coach — S 4 — in which they had reserved their berths in the train, they had to run hither and thither.

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Rape victim dies
Chandigarh, December 3
Two persons died in two separate incidents in the city today. According to information, a pregnant 16-year-old girl, who was admitted to the PGI with 90 per cent burns yesterday, died today.

One more ‘car thief’ arrested 
Panchkula, December 3
The police has arrested yet another member of the inter-state gang of car theives, which was busted last week. The accused, Vikas, has been arrested by a team led by DSP Desh Bandhu.


Glitz & glamour
Boot-cuts: do you have' em on you?
Tribune News Service
Boot-cut trousers — tights with baggy bottoms — are topping the popularity charts, here a days. Nay, you don't have to confirm the fact by sitting on a comfy sofa in front of the intelligent box for hours together.

Venus Speaks
Walk li’l baby, walk
he looks gorgeous — after losing weight. Well, it wasn't easy for engineer Cheenu. Getting rid of eight kgs, she had gained during her stay at hostel, took her at least two months. But today, she is happy. Has reasons to be. Heads turn in admiration as she sashays down the market corridors, casually.

Don’t button up the cardigan
She knows all the tricks of looking clumsy. Has mastered the art of gracelessness over the years. Nothing else can explain Tamana's passion for wearing leather jacket over churidar kurta-pajamas in winters of 2002.


Students of Guru Teg Bahadur Public School, Sector 15, perform during their annual function Involve NGOs to get 100 pc literacy: Jacob
Chandigarh, December 3
The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Lieut Gen JFR Jacob, PVSM (retd), today underlined the need for involving non-government organisations (NGOs) and voluntary organisations to achieve the target 100 per cent literacy in the city.

Students of Guru Teg Bahadur Public School, Sector 15, perform during their annual function at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Lecture condonation: students protest
Chandigarh, December 3
Will Panjab University cancel the admission of students who have not fulfilled the minimum lecture requirement in the Departments of Laws?Paintings by slum children on display

Exhibition of paintings by slum kids
SAS Nagar, December 3
An exhibition of paintings by slum children was inaugurated by Mr J.P. Garg, Principal, Government College, on the premises of the institution here today.

Paintings by slum children on display in Government College, Phase VI, SAS Nagar, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph


Notice of motion
Chandigarh, December 3
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday issued notice of motion for January 14 on a petition filed by the Association of Registration Plates Manufacturers of India seeking directions to the Union of India and other respondents to frame guidelines regarding high security number plates.

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NSD graduate comes home with ‘Laya-pralaya’
Chandigarh, December 3
National School of Drama passout Vimmi Jaggi has always brought meaningful productions to the city. After having struck a chord with the audience with her last presentation in the form of Manto's stories, the quintessential actress is back to the place of her belonging with another fresh production.

Children perform at a Kayasth Sabha National Integration Day function in Tagore TheatreCultural integration in Tagore
Chandigarh, December 3
The Kayasth Sabha of Chandigarh celebrated the birth anniversary of the first President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, as National Integration Day and organised a cultural function in the Sector 18 Tagore Theatre to mark the occasion here today.

Children perform at a Kayasth Sabha National Integration Day function in Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan


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Hundreds of illegal jhuggis were demolished in Janata ColonyJhuggis in Janata Colony demolished
Chandigarh, December 3
Hundreds of illegal jhuggis in the Sector 25 Janata Colony were razed to the ground as part of a massive demolition drive this morning. A large number of the people residing there have been allotted dwelling units, while the others were illegal.

Hundreds of illegal jhuggis were demolished in Janata Colony, Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Tuesday as part of a demolition drive. — A Tribune photograph

4.5 cr for roads
Chandigarh, December 3
Major roads of Industrial Area, Phase I and II, will see their condition improved within four months after two decades with the Chandigarh Administration agreeing to persistent demands of the MCC Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi, to take them over once for recarpeting and re-strengthening.

12 SIs shifted
Chandigarh, December 3
The Inspector-General of Police, Chandigarh, today ordered the transfers of the following 12 Sub-Inspectors and an Assistant Sub-Inspector, according to an official spokesman.

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