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BJP seeks Mayor’s resignation
Remember what you do, Chawla retorts
Chandigarh, June 20
The BJP demanded the resignation of the Mayor today for his quarrel with an advocate at Chandigarh Club on Wednesday night. 

MC threatens to invoke ‘no work,
no pay’ rule

Chandigarh, June 20
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has threatened to invoke the “no work, no pay” rule against sweepers going on strike on June 23 in protest against privatisation of sanitation.

Railways proposes budget hotel in city
Chandigarh, June 20
In a bid to promote tourism and provide hospitality to foreign as well as domestic tourists, the Indian Railways has proposed to set up a budget hotel in Chandigarh and five other cities across the country. 



Parking contractors becoming nuisance for MC
Paid parking remains haphazard despite going to private contractorChandigarh, June 20
The Municipal Corporation seems helpless when it comes to parking contractors, who are exploiting the weakness of the corporation by violating terms and conditions of the contract to make up for the “losses”.

Paid parking remains haphazard despite going to private contractor. Scooters are parked on the way to the underground parking lot at the CMC parking lot in Sector 17, Chandigarh.
— A Tribune photograph

PGI lets down blood donors
Refuses to honour free parking passes
Chandigarh, June 20
There has rarely been dearth of blood donors at the PGI ever willing to save precious lives, but when it comes to reciprocating a kind gesture the authorities can be rather stingy.

Ranbaxy fire: interim report submitted
SAS Nagar, June 20
The interim report of the magisterial inquiry into the Ranbaxy fire that shook the town on the night of June 11 has been submitted. Sources said the report, which runs into around 400 pages, was submitted to the Ropar Deputy Commissioner, Mrs Seema Jain, by the SDM, Mr M.L. Sharma, yesterday.



PSHRC wants hospitals’ functioning streamlined
Chandigarh, June 20
Taking a serious view of the malfunctioning of two government hospitals in Patiala, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has directed the Punjab government to immediately take steps to improve the working of these hospitals.

Two pilgrims die in car-bus collision
Banur, June 20
Two pilgrims died while five others were injured, one of them seriously, when their car collided head on with a Punjab Roadways bus on the Chandigarh-Patiala highway near here today.

MCC gets offer for better water supply
Chandigarh, June 20
An Ahmedabad-based Boston company has made an offer to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh for improving the water supply through computer networking.

Road Committee clears 34 agenda items
Chandigarh, June 20
The Road Committee of the Municipal Corporation today cleared 34 agenda items regarding Rs 2.5 crore of road work in the city. A total of 25 provisional items were approved by the committee at a meeting, which was chaired by Mr Sohan Lal.

9 cases settled at defence  pension adalat
Chandigarh, June 20
A total of 48 cases were taken up at a defence pension adalat organised by the New Delhi based Controller General of Defence Accounts, here yesterday. Nine cases were settled at the spot while others cases were sent for appropriate action. Two widows were also given cheques for enhanced pension.

Sec 26 mandi to get facelift
Chandigarh, June 20
The vegetable market in Sector 26 here is all set to present a clean look. The preparation of a comprehensive plan for a facelift of the vegetable market is underway, with the UT Administration constituting a three-member committee under the chairmanship of the ADC, Mr Inderjeet Sandhu, to address the problem.

A felled tamarind tree on the road separating Sectors 20 and 30Chakrasia replaces tamarind, but at what cost?
Chandigarh, June 20
As about 50-odd near-dead tamarind trees in certain sectors here are being uprooted by the Horticulture Department, local environmentalist groups question the wisdom of policy makers in replacing these with chakrasia saplings, which is not only unsuitable for the city environment but also violates the Chandigarh Green Action Plan of the Administration.

A felled tamarind tree on the road separating Sectors 20 and 30. The tree was axed as part of the uprooting of dead tree drive undertaken by the Horticulture Wing of the Municipal Corporation in Chandigarh on Friday.
— photo Parvesh Chauhan

Stress management programme
Chandigarh, June 20
The UT Administrator, Justice O. P. Verma (retd), yesterday asked the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Rajesh Kumar, to evolve a stress-management programme for the Chandigarh Police.

Use judiciously
e invite school students to send in original and innovative ideas on how to conserve water for publication in Chandigarh Tribune. The write-up should not exceed 300 words and should be accompanied by a passport size colour photograph.



Woman, son held for duping two
SAS Nagar, June 20
The police has arrested a mother and son on charges of cheating and criminal breach of trust. It is alleged that Daljit Kaur and her son Sartaj Singh, both residents of Phase IV here, had cheated two brothers of Rs 15 lakh on the pretext of sending them to Korea.

Gang of auto thieves busted
Chandigarh, June 20
The police has busted a gang of auto thieves who were active in the southern sectors in the past few months. Mr S.S. Randhawa, DSP (South), said acting on specific information, a police team headed by SI Narinder Singh, intercepted two persons, Raja, a resident of Palsora, and Harwinder Singh alias Malik, a resident of Kharar, near a tubewell in Maloya village.

Another theft in city temple
Chandigarh, June 20
Within five days of a theft in a temple in Sector 22, burglars broke into Sanatan Dharam Mandir in Sector 8 here and decamped with Rs 5,000 after breaking a collection box today.


Good response to Kitchen 2003
Chandigarh, June 20
Exhibitors and organisers are delighted with the city’s response to Kitchen 2003, the CII’s annual exhibition on kitchen equipment and accessories. A wide range of products are on display to suit diverse needs and pockets.




Red-letter day for city students
Chandigarh, June 20
Students from the local DAV College figure on the top of the list among those who have made it in the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination(IIT-JEE) from the local colleges.

‘Much ado about nothing’
Chandigarh, June 20
The meeting of Principals of non-government colleges affiliated to Panjab University with the Minister of Higher Education, Punjab, yesterday turned out to be ‘much ado about nothing’.

SOPU dharna leads to counter closure
Students queue up at an SBI fee counterChandigarh, June 20
The counter at which admission forms and prospectuses of various departments of Panjab University were being sold was shut today following a protest ‘dharna’ by the Students Organisation of Panjab University.

Students queue up at an SBI fee counter for buying admission forms at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Vice-Principal sees no reason for suspension
Chandigarh, June 20
Mrs Inderjit Kaur, suspended Vice-Principal of Guru Gobind Singh School, Sector 35, in her reply to the school management, has said that she sees no reason for the letter of suspension to be issued to her.

100 slum kids take part in contest
Chandigarh, June 20
About 100 children from different slum areas of the city and nearby areas took part in an on-the-spot drawing competition organised in the memory of Prof Kanwal Nain Kotra at Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, here today. 


Golden Forests case
Ex-CJ appointed Provisional Liquidator
Chandigarh, June 20
A former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, Justice R.N. Aggarwal, was today appointed Provisional Liquidator in the Golden Forests case by Mr Justice Hemant Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.



Music that thrillsLiving their lives from music to melody
Chandigarh, June 20
Alexis Louis Lucas knows nothing expect make music. He still remembers the days when he first took to the world of music, unconsciously and unintentionally. Playing on jazz drums, Alexis has ultimately grown to fall in league with some of the greatest jazz musicians of the world. 

Music that thrills: French musicians Alexis Louis Lucas and Jacky Lignon present classical melodies on the lawns of Alliance Francaise, Sector 36, Chandigarh, on the occasion of World Music Day on Friday. — photo Parvesh Chauhan

Cinegoer’s death sparks debate over horror films
Chandigarh, June 20
Bollywood’s search for a sureshot formula for success at the box office is never ending. If it was love stories yesterday and action movies the day before, the trend now seems to be towards horror movies.

Blending constituents of music to perfection
Chandigarh, June 20
Pracheen Kala Kendra had its share of good music this evening when Odissi vocalist Bankim Sethi made varied and interesting presentations. A well-known musician, Bankim Sethi reflected his disciplined grooming during the hour-long recital at the Bhaskar Rao auditorium of the kendra.

Audio cassette released
Chandigarh, June 20

“Nakhra Gori Da”, Rakesh Chaudhary’s debut Punjabi audio cassette, was released at a simple function here yesterday.


Admn officials donate blood
Chandigarh, June 20
As many as 150 officials of the Chandigarh Administration donated blood at a blood donation camp organised at UT Secretariat, Sector 9, here today. The UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), inaugurated the camp.

AIDS awareness camp for jail inmates
Chandigarh, June 20
In order to spread awareness on AIDS among jail inmates, the 11th camp of the nationwide Family Health Awareness Campaign was organised by the UT State AIDS Control Society in association with the Indian Council of Social Welfare and jail authorities at Model Burail Jail here today.



Garima, Vijayant enter finals
Chandigarh, June 20
Garima Vatwani and Vijayant Malik made their way into the final of the under-14 girls’ and boys’ singles section, respectively, in the Fort Saint Soldier’s Total Tennis AITA Championship, being played at St Soldier’s school, Panchkula.

Kinshuk a tennis prodigy
Chandigarh, June 20
Perseverance and patience plays big role in the growing of a sportsperson. One such example is of Chandigarh’s Kinshuk Sharma, who began playing tennis at the tender age of four and after almost 10 years, this boy is ranked number one in India in the under 14 age group.


Admn move on RCs draws flak
Chandigarh, June 20
The Consumers Forum, Chandigarh, today criticised the decision of the Chandigarh Administration to get the addresses changed on the registration certificates of vehicles against a fee of Rs 300 per vehicle. The forum called it as unjustified, arbitrary and not consumer friendly.

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