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Drop boxes for paying traffic challan fine
Chandigarh, April 7
On the pattern of Delhi, the Chandigarh Police is installing drop boxes at various points in the city to facilitate the payment of penalty for traffic challans through cheques. The new facility will enable the motorists to pay fine without going all the way to the traffic police lines in Sector 26.

HUDA entangled in pipe replacement
Panchkula, April 7
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has lost lakhs of rupees as it had first laid a poly vinyl chloride (PVC) water supply network in most parts of the township and was now replacing this with the asbestos concrete (AC) water pipes.

Zoravar Singh Thiara 5-yr-old bags silver at equestrian event
Chandigarh, April 7
Among the Army's lancers and champion cavaliers from across the country, a little boy from the city stood tall. All of five years, Zoravar Singh Thiara bagged a silver medal at the Delhi Horse Show, a national-level equestrian event, organised by the Army Riding and Polo Club.




  Crucial Mohali-UT road link missing
Chandigarh, April 7
The authorities in SAS Nagar have failed to keep pace with Chandigarh as far as construction of an important road link between the two cities is concerned. On top of it, the road link will benefit the residents of SAS Nagar more than anyone else.

The kutcha road between Phases X and XI remains incomplete even as the Chandigarh Administration opened its section of this road between Sectors 48 and 49 on Monday. — A Tribune photograph 
The kutcha road between Phases X and XI remains incomplete even as the Chandigarh Administration opened its section of this road

Docs: patient not suffering from SARS
Chandigarh, April 7
The 40-year-old resident of Sector 41, who after returning from Hong Kong was admitted to the General Hospital, Sector 16, with complaint of body ache, fever and cough, is responding well to medical treatment. Doctors attending on him have ruled out the possibility of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Crash victims complain of apathy
Chandigarh, April 7
Struck by a bolt from the blue, an Ambala plane crash victim, Roshni Devi, kept writhing in pain for hours together in the Emergency Ward before being shifted to the burns unit at the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital here.

Swaranjeet Kaur, a victim of the Ambala plane crash, lying on a stretcher with splinter injuries in a corridor at the PGI in Chandigarh on Monday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Swaranjeet Kaur, a victim of the Ambala plane crash, lying on a stretcher with splinter injuries

Chaturvedi’s stress on governance
Chandigarh, April 7
Governance is a dynamic, multifaceted concept, which is intrinsic in all human affairs. Efficiency, effectiveness, equity, economy and environment are, all separately, the basic ingredients of governance.


More constructions in illegal Mohali colony
SAS Nagar, April 7
Even as the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) has been demolishing illegal colonies in the township, residents of Phase X here have raised objections against fresh illegal constructions that are coming up on the outskirts of Guru Nanak Colony on the Chandigarh-SAS Nagar border here.

Army no longer attracts youth

EXPRESSING his opinion on the shortage of officers in the Army at Patiala, a senior Lieut-Gen said: “The shortfall cannot be done away with overnight as the Army cannot lower its standards. We want youths for whom the Army is the first choice and not those drifting into the armed forces after trying out other options”.

Actual power flows from the barrel of a gun’ is perhaps the lesson the military appears to motivate these young boys with.

'Actual power flows from the barrel of a gun’

Jacob inaugurates green belt, power station
Chandigarh, April 7
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), shopped for vegetables in an Apni Mandi, opened a green belt in Sector 49 and laid the foundation stone for a 66 KV substation in Sector 47, this morning.

Leaf from history
Women’s protection led to origin of haveli

AS we browse through the leaves from history, we notice people trying to obtain the basics of life for themselves. Some researchers in history have established that India was in fact a land of plenty.

Need to conserve water stressed
Chandigarh, April 7
The first meeting of the newly-constituted society for water conservation, Jal Baradari, in SAS Nagar was held at the Soil Conservation Complex, Phase VI, here yesterday.

Silent medium, serious issue
Chandigarh, April 7
With war raging, the Centre for Education and Voluntary Action (CEVA) expressed the anguish over sacrifice of human lives at the altar of greed and power through a set of puppets.

Members of the CEVA group present a puppet show against the Iraq war in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday.
— Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma
Members of the CEVA group present a puppet show against the Iraq war in Sector 17

Media professionals rise to the occasion
Chandigarh, April 7
Professionals from the media today promised to lend a helping hand to the wellknown local non-government organisation, Blood Bank Society, Chandigarh, in highlighting its voluntary activities in the field of blood donation and motivating people from all walks of life to come forward to donate blood.

Expenditure vouchers missing
Chandigarh, April 7
The Audit wing of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has found the original expenditure vouchers of the sub-offices missing in the main accounts branch of the corporation.

Housing Board urged to provide proper drainage
Chandigarh, April 7
Several Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) flat owners in Sector 45-A are living a miserable life due to the negligence of the Board in providing proper drainage. Repeated requests made to the CHB authorities in this regard have fallen on deaf ears, Mr Hemant Sharma, General Secretary of the Red Flower MIG Flats Residents Welfare Association, Sector 45-A, said in a statement here today.

Abolish contract labour: food procurement staff
Chandigarh, April 7
Demanding abolition of the contract labour system (CLS) in the food procurement agencies, members of the All Food and Allied Loading Unloading Mazdoor Union’ (AFALUMU) of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh region, held a protest rally in Sector 34 and at Matka Chowk here today.

Restricted holidays is the answer
HIS is in reference to views of Mr S.C. Dhall published in The Tribune that the work in government offices in Chandigarh as also Punjab, Haryana and Himachal will come to a standstill for almost 10 days from April 11 to 20 on account of various festivals and other gazetted holidays. 

  • Cheerful news on page 1

  • Rent notification : new facts

  • Let Chandigarh remain UT

Poll observer appointed
Chandigarh, April 7
The Chandigarh Housing Board secretary Gurmel Singh has been appointed election observer (general) for the by-elections to the Kishangarh and Mauli Jagran Zila Parishad constituency and for the post of Sarpanch of Daria village.


Rickshaw-puller found dead
Chandigarh, April 7
A 40-year-old rickshaw-puller was found dead in Industrial Area here today. The police suspects that the victim, Himmi, had consumed liquor. The body was found lying near his rickshaw. The body has been sent to the Sector 16 General Hospital.


Connect customer service opened
Chandigarh, April 7
The first “Connect World” in Chandigarh was inaugurated by Mr N.S. Kalsi, IT Secretary, Punjab, and Managing Director, Punjab Infotech, today at SCO 350-52, Sub City Centre, Sector 34-A.


Parents’ Day with a difference
Chandigarh, April 7
“Maat Pita Sanatan Divas”, a unique way of celebrating Parents’ Day, was organised by the Dev Samaj College for Education, Sector 36, here yesterday. The idea behind the function was to provide an opportunity for students to express their heartfelt thanks to their parents.

Reunion of old students

Chandigarh, April 7
It was a nostalgic evening for old boys and girls of Mayo College, Ajmer, as they got together for a reunion at Blue Eyes here yesterday. The reunion was being organised after a gap of three years. About 50 alumni of the college were present along with their spouses.

A meeting of the ‘alumni of Mayo College at an old students’ organised in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

A meeting of the ‘alumni of Mayo College at an old students’ organised in Chandigarh on Sunday.

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Recovery suit against Badal adjourned
Chandigarh, April 7
A recovery suit filed against a former Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, by the Deputy Director of the Information and Public Relation Department, Punjab, Mr Jagdip Singh Chauhan, was today adjourned by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L Mohal, for April 17.

  • Application moved

  • Case adjourned


98-lakh grant for Spinal Injury Centre
SAS Nagar, April 7
The Punjab Government has granted Rs 98 lakh for the Spinal Injury Centre coming up in Sector 71 here. This was announced by the Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, during a meet-the-press programme organised by various SAS Nagar journalists’ panels here today.


Cricket tourney for under-12
Chandigarh, April 7
The Chandigarh Cricket Association, affiliated with the Punjab Cricket Association, will organise the S.N. Vohra Memorial Cricket Tournament for under-12 section from tomorrow. Eight teams — MCA-A, MCA-B, St. John’s A, St. John’s B, Little Flower, Panchkula, DCCC, Panchkula, Satluj Public School and Sector 16 stadium — will take part in this five-day meet. The meet will be inaugurated by Mr Desh Prem Azad, Dronacharya awardee. The matches will begin tomorrow at 8 am.

  • Annual sports meet


Tougher law for liquor smugglers
SAS Nagar, April 7
Beware, smugglers of liquor from Chandigarh to Punjab! The law has now been made more stringent for those out to make a fast buck by such smuggling with the penalties fixed at Rs 10,000 and Rs 50,000 and even Rs 1 lakh for second and subsequent offences.


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