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Alarm bells for ‘marriage business’
IT officials raid 10 premises, seize account books
Chandigarh, December 5
Current marriage season may be bringing joy and happiness to hundreds of couples and their near and dear was, but not anymore to those who do not bother to disclose their income to the Income Tax Department. Parents of those newly married couples, who had made payments for the marriage and reception parties out of their undisclosed income, and owners of resorts and tent houses are in for a tough time, if the move of the Department against them started here today, is any indication.

Friend held for drug addict’s murder
Chandigarh, December 5
Ankur (accused)The three-day old gruesome murder of a 19 year-old drug addict in woods behind the Punjab and Haryana Civil Secretariat was cracked late last night by the Chandigarh Police. The victim was killed by his friend, Ankur, alias Ganja, son of an employee in the FCI, who often accompanied him while taking drugs.


Degree, diploma may go together
Chandigarh, December 5
Panjab University is planning to allow students of first degree courses to join diploma courses alongside. The issue comes up for debate in the Syndicate, following a resolution by Prof P.P. Arya, a fellow of the university.

Cops call pops to ‘lovers’ parks’
Panchkula, December 5
In a special drive, the police played nanny to over 40 bench lovers who were being “private in public” here today and let go only after their parents had been called. The Superintendent of Police, Mr Ranbir Sharma, had formed a special team led by the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr Desh Bandhu, and the Station House Officer of the Sector 5 police station, Mr Phool Chand, for the drive.


Elusive phone bills found in a heap
Lalru, December 5
Residents of over 10 villages, apprehending disconnection of their Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited telephones, rushed for the collection of their bills, piled in a heap in front of the local post office here for the past two days.

Subscribers collect their telephone bills scattered in front of a post office at Lalru on Thursday.

Subscribers collect their telephone bills scattered in front of a post office at Lalru on Thursday

Fund-raising campaign launched
Chandigarh, December 5
A fund-raising campaign to commemorate the Armed Forces Flag Day was formally launched here today by the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), by contributing money towards the cause.

3rd Cav celebrates Sehjra battle honour
Somewhere in the Western Sector, December 5
It was on December 1971, that 3rd Cavalry, a distinguished regiment of the Indian Army, under the command of Lt-Col Padamjit Singh, then Commandant of the regiment, created history when it ousted the enemy from the Sehjra bulge in West Punjab.

Navy Day celebrations
Chandigarh, December 5
A get-together of naval fraternity at No. 1 Chandigarh Naval Unit NCC, naval activities at the Sukhna Lake and a social engagement at the DSOI marked the Navy Day celebrations yesterday by the Indian Navy officers and sailors.

Search & seizure operation in Gymkhana Club
Panchkula, December 5
The Excise and Sales Tax Department today conducted a search and seizure operation in the Gymkhana Club this afternoon. The operation was reportedly conducted following complaints of sales tax evasion here.

Sales tax officials examine the accounts of the restaurant contractor of the Gymkhana Club during a search and seizure operation, in Panchkula on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Sales tax officials examine the accounts of the restaurant contractor of the Gymkhana Club during a search and seizure operation, in Panchkula on Thursday

Raids to catch NK Jain prove futile
Chandigarh, December 5
Armed with non-bailable arrest warrants, the Chandigarh police raided several places here and outside to arrest N.K. Jain, Haryana bureaucrat charged with trying to frame M.K Jain in the Shimla girl rape case.

Cinema manager murder case: police gets ‘clue’
Chandigarh, December 5
The Chandigarh police is learnt to have got a vital clue in the case of the murder of Harjinder Singh, manager of Kiran and Jagat Cinemas. Harjinder, who was shot at outside his Sector 21 house, had, later, succumbed to his injuries in the PGI.

W.R. Rishi cremated
Chandigarh, December 5
The mortal remains of W.R. Rishi, Founder President of the World Romani Congress, who died here on Monday at the age of 87, were consigned to flames here this afternoon. His elder son Veerendra Rishi, settled in London, lit the pyre amidst the chanting of Vedic hymns. His funeral was largely attended.

Kids quiz Jacob
Chandigarh, December 5
The Chandigarh Administration may not have fielded such straight forward questions as faced by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) today from a gathering of children.

The Punjab Governor and Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), answers the questions of small children in an interactive programme recorded at All India Radio in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph 
The Punjab Governor and Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), answers the questions of small children in an interactive programme recorded at All India Radio

Clean your shoes please!
ARBHAJAN Singh and Virender Sehwag, members of the Indian cricket team, were fined 200 New Zealand dollars on reaching Auckland Airport because their shoes were not clean.


Bid to snatch cash; cop booked
SAS Nagar, December 5
The SAS Nagar police today registered a case against a head constable of the Punjab police and his accomplice for trying to snatch a large amount of cash from a lottery shop-owner here today.

Flesh-trade racket busted; 4 held
Panchkula, December 5
The police today busted a flesh trade racket operating in Sector 16 here and arrested four persons, including a brother-sister duo.
The police had received information that Varinder, alias Neetu, and his sister, along with Rajiv Chaddha, were involved in this racket.


CII village dismantled
Chandigarh, December 5
The model village set up by the Confederation of Indian Industry at the Circus Grounds as a part of its mega agri show, Agro Tech 2002, has proven to be a four-day wonder.


Special reappear chance for B.Sc (Hons) students
Chandigarh, December 5
Panjab University has assured a special re-appear chance to students of the B.Sc (honours school) who did not take the chance last year following differences with the university.

PU don on FACT board
Chandigarh, December 5
Prof B.S. Ghuman of the Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, has been appointed part-time director on the Board of Directors of the Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd for a tenure of three years, an official press release of the university said here today.

PU fails to trace accused
Chandigarh, December 5
The inquiry into the alleged slapping a girl of Department of English, Panjab University, by a student of the Department of Laws made no headway today as the accused student failed to turn up before them.

School students mesmerise audience
Chandigarh, December 5
It was an enthralling experience for the audience as the students of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School presented a well coordinated cultural show on the occasion of their annual function on the school premises in sector 41 here today.

250 participate in science congress
Chandigarh, December 5
The two-day 10th state-level Children’s Science Congress-2002, organised by the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology in SAS Nagar and Chandigarh branches of Shivalik Public School, concluded today. Twenty best projects in junior and senior categories were given prizes.

Contests mark Volunteer Day
Chandigarh, December 5
The NSS unit of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, celebrated International Volunteer Day by organising a poster-making competition and a penal discussion on the college campus here today.

Kids pray for peace on Id eve
Chandigarh, December 5
Cutting across the barriers of religion, tiny tots of the Sector 34 Evergreen Academy exchanged Id-ul-Fitr greetings here today on the eve of the festival, praying for religious harmony, peace, unity and universal brotherhood.

ID MUBARAK: Students of Evergreen Academy, Sector 34, greet each other with traditional embraces on the eve of Id, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan



HC order jolts civic body into action
PUDA-MC row over flooding
SAS Nagar, December 5
Even as the Municipal Council and the Punjab Urban Development Authority are yet to decide whose responsibility it is to solve the water flooding problem being faced by residents of Phase V here, the intervention of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has at least prompted one of these bodies into action.

Anmol Sidhu elected member Bar Council
Chandigarh, December 5
Dr Anmol Rattan Sidhu was declared elected a member of the Bar Council of the Punjab and Haryana after he secured the maximum number of votes in the elections here today. Dr Sidhu secured 815 votes.


Tourism Ministry to bring Roerich’s show to city
Chandigarh, December 5
In few days from now, Government Museum in Sector 10 will play host to the largest exhibition on works of Russian artist, Nicholas Roerich, whose artistic documentation of the Himalayan grandeur is considered classic till date.

This work by Nicholas Roerich features in the collection of the Government Museum, Chandigarh

This work by Nicholas Roerich features in the collection of the Government Museum, Chandigarh


US ‘angel investor’ turns philanthropist
Chandigarh, December 5
An “angel investor” from the USA has assumed the role of a philanthropist and donated a sum of Rs 50 lakh for the construction of a blood resource centre in Chandigarh which will benefit patients from all over north India.

Securitymen beat up attendant in PGI
Chandigarh, December 5
Attendant of a patient admitted to the PGI Emergency Ward, was mercilessly beaten up by the private security staff. The only fault of 20-year-old Mangat Ram was that he was trying to gain entry into the ward to inquire about the health of his relative.

322 examined at Rotary health
Chandigarh, December 5
Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik in association with the Chandigarh Health Department organised a free multi-speciality health camp at Kajheri village here yesterday. A team of doctors from various specialities like medicine, paediatrics, gynae, dental and tuberculosis and a team from the Chandigarh AIDS Control Society examined around 322 patients.

Pulse Polio campaign from Jan 5
Chandigarh, December 5
Having been allocated a sum of Rs 8.59 lakh by the ministry of Health and Family Welfare for the Action Plan Pulse Polio Immunisation-2003, the campaign will be launched in the city in two phases on January 5, 6, 7 and February 9, 10 and 11, next year.


Sanjay Public School win CBSE hockey
Chandigarh, December 5
Sanjay Public School won the IV CBSE Hockey National Championship (U-19) which concluded at Oxford Senior Secondary School at Bangalore. In the final match Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, proved their supremacy defeating defending champions Shah Satnam Ji School, Sirsa 2-1.

Members of the Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, hockey team.

Members of the Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, hockey team


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