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Mega show mocks at law

Tickets sold; entertainment duty yet to be paid
Chandigarh, January 31
Tagore Theatre seemed to be hosting some epic event this evening. As top brass of the city was in full attendance at the hall to watch actresses Lilette Dubey, Shernaz Patel, Suchitra Pillai and Neha Dubey enact the adaptation of Edward Albee’s “Three tall women”, a part of the Enterainment Duty Law, applicable to UT was being flouted.

CA’s house searched
Chandigarh, January 31
The Chandigarh Police today conducted a search at the three-storeyed Sector 40 residence of Chartered Accountant N.K. Garg who has been booked for claiming income tax returns on the basis of fake TDS certificates. Sleuths of the Income Tax Department and the Chandigarh Police searched the house of the suspect.


CBI probes IT fraud
Chandigarh, January 31
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing a scam of fraudulent claim of income tax returns on the basis of forged TDS certificates in the Income Tax Department. The role of two Income Tax officials and a chartered accountant in the scam is being investigated by the central agency.

Man gets life term for killing wife
Chandigarh, January 31
A resident of Khuda Ali Sher — Avtar Singh — was today sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment for murdering his wife, Avtar Kaur, in connivance with his niece — Narinder Kaur. The accused — Narinder Kaur — was also sentenced to rigorous to life imprisonment for committing the offence by a local court.

UT to seek 200 cr from Centre
Chandigarh, January 31
Keeping in mind the additional generation of revenue in the ongoing financial year, the Chandigarh Administration will be seeking an enhanced allocation in the plan budget for the year 2003-04 that is directed towards development work. According to sources, the Administration was ready to ask for Rs 200 crore next year.

Rains turn roads slushy

Chandigarh, January 31
Intermittent rain since Tuesday saw city and SAS Nagar roads being turned slushy today. Inquiries from the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh and SAS Nagar revealed that the fall of leaves was so heavy and fast that it was difficult to clear the roads even with the help of machines.

Drivers on city roads had a tough time on Friday. Reduced visibility because of overcast sky, incessant rain and falling leaves added to their woes as a severe cold wave again gripped the region. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Drivers on city roads had a tough time on Friday.

7 shifted to special jail cell
Chandigarh, January 31
Seven dismissed Panchayat Secretaries of Punjab, lodged in Burail jail, who were sitting on fast unto death from the past 43 days have stopped consuming even water from today. They have reportedly been shifted to special cells meant exclusively for condemned prisoners.


Amteshwar, Sharma elected to MC posts

SAS Nagar, January 31
Municipal Councillors Ms Amteshwar Kaur and Mr Rajinder Kumar Sharma were elected to the posts of senior vice president and vice-president of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council here today.

Mr Kulwant Singh, president, MC, SAS Nagar, with newly elected MC senior vice-president Amteshwar Kaur and vice-president Rajinder K. Sharma at SAS Nagar on Friday. — A Tribune photograph.

Mr Kulwant Singh, president, MC, SAS Nagar, with newly elected MC senior vice-president Amteshwar Kaur and vice-president Rajinder K. Sharma at SAS Nagar

Camels celebrate Raising Day
Chandigarh, January 31
One of the IAF’s most seasoned and experienced transport outfits, No. 48 Squadron, popularly known as Camels, will celebrate its 43rd anniversary at the Chandigarh Air Force Station tomorrow.

Probe begins into path blockage
Panchkula, January 31
The police has begun an inquiry into the allegations of lifting of river bed material by a charitable trust in Saketri from the Sukhna choe for strengthening the embankments of the trust land, thus blocking the path to Mahadevpura village.

Dog show on February 3
Chandigarh, January 31
Pet lovers in the city can witness their canine friends in the action on February 3 during All Breeds Championship Dog Show being organised by the Chandigarh Kennel Club at Leisure Valley in Sector 10 here.

Patent Vastu Shastra: Kashyap
Chandigarh, January 31
“Patent Vastu Shastra before it is too late,” said the Principal Secretary to Punjab Government, Mr Rajan Kashyap, at a seminar on “Vastu Shastra” organised by the Chandigarh Management Association and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan today.

Lessons in reducing wastage
Chandigarh, January 31
A large number of hotels and restaurants of the city have been covered and have benefited under a World Bank-aided programme to minimise waste.

Green belt inaugurated
Chandigarh, January 31
A green belt was inaugurated yesterday in Sector 47 by Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, MP. The function was organised by the Welfare Association, Sector 47-D, Defence Personnels’ Welfare Association, Sector 47C, the Market Welfare Association and the Senior Citizens’ Forum of Sector 47.


Man drugged, looted
SAS Nagar, January 31
Balkaran, a resident of Phase VII here was duped by a gang of three persons, including two women, who looted him after having drugged him on Wednesday night here. The matter came to light today when the victim ‘s relatives informed the police about the incident.

Suicide case: DNA test conducted
Panchkula, January 31
The body of a 22-year-old pregnant woman who committed suicide in Manav Colony yesterday still lies at the hospital mortuary, with the police today getting a DNA test conducted of the three-month-old foetus.


Markfed signs MoU for marketing veggies
Chandigarh, January 31
Markfed has signed an MoU with M/s Adhiraj Biotech Private Limited., for the marketing of fresh vegetables and fruits. As per the agreement, customers would be provided hygienically packed, graded and cleaned fruits and vegetables at their doorstep , in Panchkula, Chandigarh and SAS Nagar, said Mr S.S. Channy, MD, Markfed here today.

Access media news through SMS
Chandigarh, January 31
Media and advertising industry information portal has announced the launch of an ‘On the Move Edition’ that would give advertising, media and marketing executives industry news on their mobile phones.


Jacob honours NCC cadets

Chandigarh, January 31
The Punjab Governor, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), honoured NCC cadets from Punjab and Chandigarh who had attended the prestigious Republic Day Camp and the Prime Minister’s Rally in New Delhi at a special function organised at the Punjab Raj Bhavan here today. The Deputy Director General, NCC, Brig D.S. Dhillon, senior officers from the state Education Department and NCC officers were present on the occasion.

Jubilant NCC cadets with the Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob
Jubilant NCC cadets with the Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), after being honoured for their performance at the Republic Day camp held in New Delhi, in Chandigarh on Friday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

MAAC student wins poster contest
Chandigarh, January 31
Ashu Verma, of the Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), won the first prize in the poster competition on “Chandigarh: The IT Destination of India”. The competition was organised by the Adobe Systems India in association with MAAC and the Society for the Promotion of IT in Chandigarh (SPIC) on January 29 as a part of the Adobe’s road show.

Cultural fest focuses on environment

Chandigarh, January 31
Talent 2002-03, an inter-college cultural festival aimed at apprising the youth on environmental issues, was held at MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, today. As part of the festival, a general knowledge quiz, a poetry recitation contest and an environmental awareness contest were organised.

Students present a cultural programme during Talent 2002-2003, organised at MCM DAV College in Chandigarh on Friday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Students present a cultural programme during Talent 2002-2003, organised at MCM DAV College in Chandigarh

185 elected PU added members
Chandigarh, January 31
As many as 185 persons have been elected as added members to various faculties of Panjab University. The results of the elections were announced by the University Registrar today.

Best wishes from NIFD to Indian team

Chandigarh, January 31
Bollywood designer Shaahid Amir today joined students of National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD) in wishing the Indian cricket team luck. While he was holding high a replica of the 1983 World Cup with the message “Repeat 1983” and “Bring it back”, the students carried placards wishing the Indian team luck.

Bollywood designer Shaahid Amir and students of NIFD wish luck to the Indian cricket team for the World Cup.

Bollywood designer Shaahid Amir and students of NIFD wish luck to the Indian cricket team for the World Cup.

Creations by special children
Chandigarh, January 31
Gift bags, shagun envelopes and wrapping sheets prepared by Class V students belonging to special cell for mentally challenged children of Sector 27 Bhavan Vidyalaya were put on display at an exhibition here today.


Forged will case reopened
Chandigarh, January 31
The Chandigarh Police has initiated re-investigations into the allegations of forging the will of a deceased, against six persons. Earlier, a local court has pulled-up the Chandigarh Police for not including the criminal aspect in the investigation and directed the SSP, Chandigarh Police, to re-investigate the charges framed against them.


Akademi awards for Wadali brothers, Mangal Dhillon, Ajmer Aulakh
Chandigarh, January 31
The Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi today announced its much-awaited annual awards in the categories of theatre, folk dance and classical music. After going through outstanding nominations invited in the said categories from over 85 distinguished persons across the state, the akademi finally decided to confer the awards to Prof Ajmer Singh Aulakh in the category of drama, Balbir Sekhon in the field of folk dance and Wadali brothers in the area of classical vocal music.


Qualifying matches for tennis tourney today
Chandigarh, January 31
The qualifying matches for the ITF Junior Tennis Tournament will begin at Tennis Stadium, Sector 10, here tomorrow. However, the incessant drizzle may disturb the schedule. The main rounds of this meet will begin from February 3. Many local players are in the fray for the qualifying rounds. This was stated in a CLTA press note issued here.


Boring job to be readvertised
SAS Nagar, January 31
The Municipal Council here has failed to elicit any response from private firms to undertake the work of boring three new tubewells in the township. According to a decision taken at the monthly general body meeting of the Council held here today, the notice calling for tenders will be readvertised as no one had responded to the last advertisement published on January 7, 2003.


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