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Slum quacks get notices
Chandigarh, January 25
Despite complete cold shoulder by the police on the issue of registering cases against bogus medical practitioners, the UT Health Department has once again decided to crack the whip on such unqualified persons, treating patients in villages and slum colonies in the city.

Major protest by Kishangarh villagers
Chandigarh, January 25
Residents of Kishangarh village tonight staged a massive protest rally near the Mani Majra railway crossing against the decision of the UT administration to develop an information technology park by acquiring their lands and residential areas.

Smita to Juhi — Raj Babbar transposes roles
Chandigarh, January 25
Years after her death, Smita Patil lives on. Raj Babbar’s heart, her memory reigns strong.

Raj Babbar with daughter Juhi Babbar and Sonu Nigam who star in “Kash Aap Hamare Hote” in Chandigarh on Saturday. 
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan



Chemists flout rules with impunity
SAS Nagar, January 25
Putting the lives of residents at grave risk and openly flouting the Drug and Cosmetics Act are some chemists of the township who are administering injections and prescribing drugs for those who visit their shops.

200 rounded up in search operations
Chandigarh, January 25
In the wake of the security measures for the Republic Day celebrations in the city, the Chandigarh Police today carried out mopping up operation in slums and villages within the city.

Notorious cheat held
Chandigarh, January 25
A notorious cheat, Vikas Jagota, wanted in several cases of cheating and forgery has been arrested by the Chandigarh Police. According to the information available, the 47-year-old cheat was arrested from his Sector 15 residence in Panchkula.

Naked wires still pose threat to little ones
Chandigarh, January 25

Callous towards the safety of hapless students studying in government school all over the city and villages around, the authorities concerned have failed to ensure even the covering of naked electricity wires, exposing the young innocents to danger.


Women main victims of conflict: seminar
Chandigarh, January 25
Challenges of the ‘trying times’ facing women all over the world were central to the discussion at a meeting of the National Alliance of Women on “Women and Peace: Challenges and Concerns” here yesterday.

Children’s day out on double-decker
Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) interacts with students
Chandigarh, January 25
It was a day out for children of government and private schools as they enjoyed a free ride across the city in CITCO’s double-decker tourist bus as part of the National Tourism Foundation day celebrations in the city here today. They also got to interact with the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob ( retd) and asked him an unending stream of questions.

Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) interacts with students who were offered a free ride in a double- decker bus in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Alpic Finance must return our money
e and my wife had purchased bonds from Alpic Finance Ltd at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh at regular intervals worth Rs 1,10,000. Alpic Finance Ltd issued us four certificates (bearing the numbers 00001560 dated July 24, 1998; 00003861 dated July 24, 1998; 00000230 dated June 11, 1999; and 00000975 dated July 31, 2000, respectively). 

President’s Medal for 2 officers
From left: Gurinderpal Singh Grewal, Suresh Nagpal and Rudra MukherjeePanchkula, January 25
Two officers have been selected for Presidents Medal on the 54 th Republic Day celebrations. Mr Suresh Nagpal, Company Commander-cum-Civil Defence Superintendent of Panchkula, has been selected for Presidents Award on the occasion of Republic Day by Haryana Home Guards and Civil Defence.

PS SandhuPolice medal for SP Sandhu
Chandigarh, January 25
Superintended of Police PS Sandhu, who was earlier posted at the Chandigarh office of the central agency, is among the police officials who have been awarded the Police Medal for Gallantry. Mr Sandhu is posted as UN Adviser to the Government of Sierra Leone.

Basant Panchmi celebrations by Jat Sabha
Chandigarh, January 25
The Jat Sabha here has decided to celebrate Basant Panchmi and 122nd birth anniversary of Deen Bandhu Sir Chhotu Ram at local jat Bhavan on February 6, according to Mr M.S. Malik, Director General of Haryana Police and president, Jat Sabha. 

Joshi to lay stone of Sanskrit Bhavan
Panchkula, January 25
The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Mr Murli Manohar Joshi, will lay the foundation stone of a Sanskrit Bhavan and a theme museum being set up in Mansa Devi shrine here on January 27.

Joint prayer by churches
Chandigarh, January 25
A joint two-hour-long prayer of various churches was conducted at St Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church in Sector 46 here today. It was organised as part of the silver jubilee celebrations of the Church and conclusion of the Christian Unity week.



Senior officer,  wife booked
Panchkula, January 25
The police has booked senior IAS officer, Mr S.K. Saksena, and his wife for illegally evicting the family of his tenant from a flat in the Mansa Devi Complex. A case under Sections 148, 149, 379, 447, 452, 425, 427 and 506 of the IPC has been registered.



Colleges fail to adhere to PU guidelines

Chandigarh, January 25
As the academic year inches towards its end, colleges are finding it practically impossible to meet the Panjab University’s new guidelines of having a minimum of 194 teaching days per session.

Unrest at PU Dept of Evening Studies
Chandigarh, January 25
Differences between the faculty members of the Department of Evening Studies of Panjab University and the authorities has created a very unnerving situation for the department.

SGGSC-26 celebrates founders day
Chandigarh, January 25
The founders day of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College in Sector 26 here was celebrated with religious fervour today. The bhog of Sri Akhand Path was also performed on the college gurdwara, followed by Guru ka Langar.

Skit based on night schools
School students present a Ladakhi danceChandigarh, January 25
Top officials of the UT Administration today gathered at Tagore Theatre to watch a cultural show, which marked the Republic Day function. Structured by over 200 children from various government schools from the city, the function made a strong statement of patriotism.

School students present a Ladakhi dance on the eve of Republic Day celebrations at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. 
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Children’s Science Congress a hit
Chandigarh, January 25
Panjab University witnessed a heavy rush at the Children Science Congress organised by the Department of Biotechnology here today. Participants came from local schools, colleges and university departments.

Inter-college contest on ‘gurmat vichar’
Chandigarh, January 25
An inter-college competition was organised on “Gurmat Vichar” by Guru Gobind Singh College here today under the aegis of Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle. Baljeet Singh from SGGS College won in the poetical symposium category of the contest.

Engg college building in 2 years
Chandigarh, January 25
The new building of the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, which is scheduled to come up on the campus of Chandigarh Polytechnic in Sector 26, will be completed within two years. The building will have two four-storey blocks.

Students show way to peace
Chandigarh, January 25
At least 250 students, along with 60 teachers of Sector 47 Mount Carmel School, participated in a road show on ‘Peace’. 

Workshop for science teachers
Chandigarh, January 25
To train science teachers in the principles and technical details of rocketry, a three-day training workshop on model rocketry is being organised from January 29 to 31 by the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology at the council’s office in Sector 26.


Bail plea of accused dismissed
Chandigarh, January 25
A bail plea moved by Navjot Singh, one of the accused in the Beant Singh assassination case, was today dismissed by the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S Bhalla, in a special courtroom in the Burail Jail.



“Kuchh to hai, Dum”
“Kuchh to hai” (Jagat Chandigarh and Suraj, Panchkula) is thriller with romantic knots. It is a direct take-off from a Hollywood hit “ I Know What You Did Last Summer”.


Adviser apprised of ongoing projects
Chandigarh, January 25
Details of major ongoing and pending projects of the Chandigarh Administration have been submitted for perusal to Mr Virendra Singh, Adviser, UT Administrator. The Adviser had sought details of all projects in order to study what more needs to be done.Top

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