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PU to have upgraded computer networking
Special training facilities for faculty
Chandigarh, December 27
Last minute details are being worked out to make Panjab University one among the dozen-odd universities in the country which has been selected by the University Grants Commission to allow upgraded computer networking in the coming few days.

Burglars’ arrest gives vital clues 
Chandigarh/SAS Nagar, December 27
The arrest of 10 members of an organised gang of burglars in a recent joint operation by the police forces of Chandigarh and SAS Nagar could be just the tip of the iceberg.

  • IG rebukes officers

New signboards to be put up in Mohali
SAS Nagar, December 27
In a move that is likely to bring uniformity to the myriad signboards and pointers that show directions and landmarks to commuters in the township, Ropar Deputy Commissioner Seema Jain today ordered putting up of night-reflective signboards throughout the township.

  Euphoria Group in Chandigarh for the promotion of its new music album Live in our ‘gully’: Euphoria boys
Chandigarh, December 27
Euphoria boys are here again. All six of them, including the lead singer, Dr Palash Sen, is here on a promotional tour of their recent release “Euphoria Gully” which has hit the market just a week back.

Euphoria Group in Chandigarh for the promotion of its new music album “Euphoria Gully”.
— A Tribune photograph


Cong fields Subash Chawla for Mayor’s post
Chandigarh, December 27
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee here today announced Subhash Chawla, Kuldeep Singh and Geeta Chaudhary as its candidates for the posts of Mayor, Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor, respectively in the annual elections scheduled for January 1.

A ‘taxing’ year for residents
Chandigarh, December 27
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) has given the city a moderate ‘taxing’ year resorting to slapping user charges or hiking them, imposing the property tax and introduction of paid parking.

Rise in theft cases kept police on its toes
SAS Nagar, December 27
The SAS Nagar police struggled through the year trying to keep a tight leash on crime that showed an upward shift. The saving grace, however, in the SAS Nagar sub-division was the police recording a corresponding rise in the number of solved cases this year.

‘No special plan for the day’
Chandigarh, December 27
Routine work throughout the day and a relaxing evening at home — that’s how Chandigarh’s Inspector General of Police Rajesh Kumar plans to move ahead into 2003. No special plans as such for the New Year Eve, the officer asserts.One-and-a-half-year-old Chaitanya with stitches on his right ear

Barber snips child’s ear
Chandigarh, December 27
The next time you take your child to the barber, be sure you keep your fingers crossed while the barber snips your child’s curly top. He might just snip your kid’s ears too.

One-and-a-half-year-old Chaitanya with stitches on his right ear after it was cut during a haircut. 

NCC cadets inspect their rifles on the eve of their departure for New Delhi to attend the Republic Day Camp Ludhiana girl to present bouquet to PM
Chandigarh, December 27
The honour to present a welcome bouquet to the Prime Minister during the PM's rally at the NCC Republic Day Camp (RDC), commencing at New Delhi next month, has gone to a cadet from Ludhiana.

FIGHTING FIT: NCC cadets inspect their rifles on the eve of their departure for New Delhi to attend the Republic Day Camp in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Religious leaders to mobilise masses
Pulse Polio Immunisation campaign
Chandigarh, December 27
For the first time, Health officials of the Chandigarh Administration have got in touch with religious leaders and heads for the implementation of their schemes and projects.

Scheme to build flats for slum-dwellers
Chandigarh, December 27
The National Federation of Cooperative Housing Societies today met with the Chandigarh Administration and presented a scheme to build 1,000 subsidised flats for slum dwellers under the Government of India’s Ambedkar Awas Yojna.

Pind Bachao Committee demands better deal
Chandigarh, December 27
Coinciding with the ongoing visit of a contingent of the Institute of Town Planners of India to the city, the Pind Bachao Committee — a body of villagers who were uprooted to make-way for Chandigarh — said the town planners should not ignore the genuine grievances of 40,000 inhabitants of the Union Territory.

Police intensifies patrolling in Raipur Rani area
Panchkula, December 27
The police has intensified patrolling in the Raipur Rani area following an attempt by an unruly group to stop a Himachal Roadways bus a few days ago.

Freedom Fighters’ pension

Gold chain found



Two hurt in mishap
Chandigarh, December 27
Two persons were injured when two vehicles and a rehri were involved in an accident on the road dividing Sectors 41 and 42 here this evening.

Duplicate jeans seized
Chandigarh, October 27
The Chandigarh Police today seized duplicate jeans being sold under the brand name of two multi-national companies at a showroom in Sector 17 here. According to information available, at least 12 pairs of jeans were found in the shop, Western Jeans.

Man crushed to death
Panchkula, December 27
A 50-year-old man, Mr Satpal Bansal, was crushed under a train near the CID complex in Sector 19 this evening. The incident took place at around 5. 40 pm.


Symposium on solid state physics
Chandigarh, December 27
Seven talks by eminent scientists marked the second day of the symposium on solid state physics being organised by the Department of Atomic Energy at the Panjab University here.



Pooja Batra‘Poor scripts have let me down’
Panchkula, December 27
The model-turned actress, Pooja Batra, was in the town to inaugurate a VLCC outlet today. A Punjabi kudi to the core, she did not shy away talking to newsmen in Punjabi when asked whether they (actors), were aware of the underworld links of producers they were working for. “Nahin pata lagda. Jadon waah painda hai, tan pata lagda hai. ( We do not get to know initially.



Three-day karate meet begins
Chandigarh, December 27
The VIIth sub-junior and junior national karate championship, involving more than 400 players from 22 states across the country, was inaugurated today by Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, MP, at the Sector 10 Skating Rink.


HCS, PCS officials get course certificates
Chandigarh, December 27
The Finance-cum-Information Technology Secretary, UT Administration, Mr Karan A. Singh, today gave away course certificates to the HCS and PCS officials of the administration on successfully completing their four-week computer training programme at the SPIC Microsoft Centre of Excellence, PEC, Sector 12, here.

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