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Liquor trade goes high
Chandigarh, March 25
The promise shown by liquor trade in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana today showed its affect in Chandigarh. By auctioning 78 liquor vends in the Union Territory, The Chandigarh Administration netted a sum of Rs 67.17 crore.

Pandits vow to fight back
Chandigarh, March 25
Pushed out of their homes in the valley, Kashmiri Pandits today vowed to launch a war against “atrocities”. Kashmiri Pandits, who gathered at the Sector 17 piazza to protest against the killing of 24 brethren at Nadimarg in Pulwana, Kashmir, raised slogans against the authorities concerned.
Kashmiri Pandits protest against the Nadimarg killings, at the Sector 17 piazza Kashmiri Pandits protest against the Nadimarg killings, at the Sector 17 piazza in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

ATF factions protest


13 MC panels get Cong-nominated chiefs
Chandigarh, March 25
The Congress and the Chandigarh Vikas Manch nominated councillors were today elected unopposed for the chairmanship of 13 committees of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh. With no challenge to the candidates the election scheduled for March 27 and 28 would not be held now.

City gets Central aid for waste project
Chandigarh, March 25
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has agreed to extend at least a Rs 3.5 crore grant to the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh for setting up a Rs 7 crore model demonstration project to implement the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and handling) Rule 2000 notified by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest under Sections 3, 6 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act 1986.

HUDA breaks locks of 36 booths
Chandigarh, March 25
The enforcement wing of HUDA today broke the locks of 36 booths in the Mansa Devi shopping complex. These booths had been forcibly occupied by certain residents of the area.


Villagers halt road construction
SAS Nagar, March 25
Officials of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) were stopped from the construction of roads in Sector 79 by a group of villagers from Sohana today, claiming that construction on that land has been stayed by the high court. PUDA officials, on the other hand, said according to information, the land was not under the stay order and they had official documents supporting their claim.

City to get substations, transformers
Chandigarh, March 25
New transformers, overhead lines, sanction of two new substations and the completion of a high-tension power line network linking all substations are among the projects with which the Electricity Department aims at meeting the demand for power during summer. Well-placed sources said the work had started on placing three giant- sized 12.5 MVA transformers at the substations, Sectors 52, 39 and 12, respectively.

Administration inks four pacts on power
Chandigarh, March 25
Keeping in mind the city’s long-term power demands, the Chandigarh Administration yesterday signed agreements with the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) for four upcoming hydro-power projects in the Himalayas.

Few takers for group housing societies
Panchkula, March 25
The near-total failure of group housing societies in Panchkula Extension here has forced the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to develop the land allotted to these societies here as residential plots.

Chemists protest against VAT
Chandigarh, March 25
The Chandigarh Chemists Association, as part of the nationwide bandh call given by the all-India body, today held a demonstration at the Matka Chowk here and later submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner. The general secretary of the association, Mr Vijay Anand, said they had decided to go on an indefinite strike from April 15 if the government did not make amendments in the DPCO 1995 before implementing VAT.

Survey ranks city among ‘aspiring leaders’
Chandigarh, March 25
The city has been ranked among the ‘aspiring leaders’ in terms of e-readiness by a survey on ‘e-readiness assessment of states in India’ conducted by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) for Department of Information Technology (DIT), Government of India.

Residents oppose encroachment
Chandigarh, March 25
A large number of residents yesterday came out on the streets to oppose encroachment on MC land in Bank Colony of Manimajra and blocked Additional Municipal Commissioner Ashok Vasistha’s way.

Five cops honoured


One killed in mishap
Chandigarh, March 25
Sharif, alias Sippu (25) of Dadu Majra Colony died in a road accident late last night. Sharif was rushed to the General Hospital Sector 16, where he was declared brought dead.

One stabbed


NDTV to launch new channels
Chandigarh, March 25
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV), promoted by Dr Prannoy Roy, is all set to launch two 24-hours news channels, in English and Hindi. The English channel, NDTV 24X7, and Hindi channel, NDTV India, are slated to go on air from the first week of April.


PU panel on Senate powers formed
Chandigarh, March 25
Panjab University has constituted a committee to study the powers of the Senate with regard to the university Syndicate with regard to certain vital issues. A proposal to this regard was mooted by Mr Satya Pal Dang, a Fellow, with a view to reducing the work load of the Senate. He said the Senate spent several hours on discussing routine matters which could easily be settled by the Syndicate.

Education board budget 76.66 cr
Chandigarh, March 25
The Punjab School Education Board, at its meeting today, passed its budget for 2003-2004 budget of Rs 76.66 crore against its income of Rs 73.77 crore, leaving a deficit of Rs 2.88 crore.

College teachers’ promotions held up
Chandigarh, March 25
The promotion of a large number of college teachers in the region is hanging fire as the Chandigarh Administration as well as the Punjab Government have failed to implement guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission in regard to refresher courses.

‘Coop movement still relevant’
Chandigarh, March 25
Despite tough competition from the private sector, the cooperative movement is still relevant in the country. It has the potential to benefit its members and the economy at the grassroots level. However, its management and members will have to play a decisive role if they want to make it a success. This was stated by Mr P.K. Chaudhary, Commissioner and Secretary, Cooperatives, Haryana, here yesterday.

MoU with Microsoft renewed
Chandigarh, March 25
Information Technology giant, the Microsoft Corporation, will set up ‘Smart Schools’ in Chandigarh and will implement “.Net Program” exclusively for the City Beautiful. The Chandigarh Administration today renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft Corporation for implementing e-governance and strengthening its SPIC-Microsoft Centre of Excellence, which had been set up as a result of an earlier agreement executed in 2001.

492 GGDSD students get awards
Chandigarh, March 25
As many as 492 students of GGDSD College, Sector 32, were given awards for outstanding performance in the field of academics, sports and extra-curricular activities during the college's annual prize distribution function held here today. The Vice Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Prof S.P. Singh, was the chief guest. Addressing the gathering, the Vice Chancellor said education can become fruitful only if students serve society in a dignified way.

Anti-war protests
Chandigarh, March 25
Students of the humanities stream at Panjab University took out an anti-war procession on the campus here today. The procession was taken out in protest against the US invasion on Iraq. The main issues raised were instances of human rights violations by the USA; war for oil or removal of dictatorship?
Students protest against the US war on Iraq on the Panjab University campus in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

How & Why— Types of Levers

EVERS are simple machines that help us move loads and accomplish certain tasks by applying less effort. A lever is basically a rod or a bar, or at times, a couple of interlinked bars, moving around a fixed point. This point is called a pivot or a fulcrum.


Warm sendoff to HC Judge
Chandigarh, March 25
Mr Justice M.L. Singhal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court was yesterday given a warm send off following his retirement. The number of Judges, with his retirement, has now decreased to 30 against the sanctioned strength of 40.

Special Lok Adalat at Kharar


Take an escort and avoid trouble at discos
EY guys and dolls eager to shake, rattle and roll on the polished dance floors to the thumping beats of rhythmic music booming from impressive speakers after tossing beer in the discotheques, just be wary.

Don’t let Tom Collins and Rolly Polly dazzle you

ECKONING on cutting foot loose in the discotheques to the pulsating beats of bhangra music booming from impressive speakers after having a drop too much? Well, go ahead. But do not let the names of all those drinks printed in bold letters across the dog-eared pages of the menu daze you. Read on for a complete guide to crazy water.

Flowers on her comely fingers

IAMONDS are a girl's best friend. There is no doubt about it. But are expensive also. So guys, forget all about the sparkling stones, unless you are buying her an engagement ring. For looking gorgeous in day-to-day existence, go in for chuckling plastic flowers.

Top 10 songs on outer space

UTER space has always fascinated everybody and the music industry has not been an exception. This week Radio Buzz will be showcasing the Top 10 songs that have been inspired by outer space.


New procedure for removing stones
Chandigarh, march 25
The introduction of the latest YAG Laser procedure for removing kidney stones could come as a big respite for all those suffering from recurrent stones, a major problem especially in the Northern states.


Ankur, Jivtesh sail into last 8
Chandigarh, March 25
Ankur Diwan and Jivtesh Singh of Chandigarh sailed into the last eight of the boys under-12 section on the second day of the ongoing Total Tennis Championship here today at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47. Ankur displayed his prowess in beating Karan Bhai 8-6 while Jivtesh downed Bikramjit 8-7 (5).


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