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Sec 22 girl murdered in her house
Chandigarh, July 17
A 24-year-old city girl, Simranjit Kaur, was stabbed to death in her Sector 22 house this afternoon. Simran, who was a student of MSc (IT), was found lying in a pool of blood by her mother, Mrs Prabhjot Kaur, when she returned from work around 1.30 pm.
The spot where Simaranjit Kaur (inset) was done to death in her house in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Photo  Parvesh Chauhan
The spot where Simaranjit Kaur (inset) was done to death in her house in Sector 22, Chandigarh

Govt houses invite break-ins?


PU does a U-turn, exonerates teachers

Chandigarh, July 17
Panjab University has done a U-turn on a case where it was earlier decided that a criminal case be registered against three centre officials for aiding a student in using unfair means during an examination last year.

MonicaGirl succumbs to injuries
Chandigarh, July 17
Monica, 23, who was injured after being hit by a CTU bus at the Inter-State Bus Terminus, Sector 17, last evening, succumbed to her injuries here this morning. She was walking out of the ISBT when the accident took place.

5 seats reserved for city students
Chandigarh, July 17
Following the intervention of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), students from Chandigarh will now be eligible for at least five seats in various colleges across the country. These seats will be reserved for students from Chandigarh.

Where school kids drink unclean water
Chandigarh, July 17
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, which has a student strength of about 1200, is unable to ensure an adequate supply of clean drinking water for its students, forcing them to drink unhygienic water supplied through overhead tanks.

Faced with water shortage, students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, Chandigarh, are forced to consume water from taps connected to overhead tanks, which supply water not fit for human consumption. — Photo Manoj Mahajan.
Faced with water shortage, students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, Chandigarh, are forced to consume water from taps connected to overhead tanks

Tribune impact
Don’t delay projects’ completion: Verma
Chandigarh, July 17
Taking a serious view of the news item “Poor planning leaves projects in limbo” published in Chandigarh Tribune today, mentioning how important projects were being delayed and Rs 30 crore of public funds were lying locked in semi-finished buildings, the UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), asked officers to speed up work and in future take up projects which have importance.

Functioning of landing system partially restored
Chandigarh, July 17
Seven months after the Instrument Landing System (ILS) at the Chandigarh airport went out of action, its functioning has only been partially restored, thereby making landing by aircraft in bad weather and low visibility conditions a difficult task.


Additional gullies to prevent flooding in city
Chandigarh, July 17
For preventing rain water from accumulating on city roads and streets during the monsoons, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh is constructing additional gullies in “sensitive areas”.

Remove flags, MC to BSP unit chief
Chandigarh, July 17
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today decided to ask BSP local unit president Balbir Singh Jangra to immediately get removed the party flags put up along various roads in the city.

City to have consultant for solid waste management
Chandigarh, July 17
Chandigarh today initiated the process to become the only city after Pune to take steps for sealing, maintaining and supervising its dumping ground by appointing a consultant in connection with management of solid waste management.

Divert sewage into sewer line, Verma tells MC
Chandigarh, July 17
The rivulet (choe) which runs through the city vertically will not carry any sewage in future, thus freeing the areas near it of the unbearable stench, flies and mosquitoes. The UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma, today told the Municipal Corporation to take immediate steps to divert sewage into the sewer line of the city within a month.

Beautification campaign on in Sector 17-E
Chandigarh, July 17
Sector 17-E is undergoing a silent beautification revolution, courtesy modifications in the Advertisement Control Order, 1954, and traders’ voluntary effort to remove 291 violations as per the order.

The common sight of illegal advertisements on the walls is no more evident in Sector 17-E, Chandigarh, as traders themselves either remove them or bring advertisement panels in conformity with modified Advertisement Control Order, 1954. — A Tribune photograph
The common sight of illegal advertisements on the walls is no more evident in Sector 17-E, Chandigarh, as traders themselves either remove them or bring advertisement panels in conformity with modified Advertisement Control Order, 1954.

Adviser to head art purchase panel
Chandigarh, July 17
The Adviser to the UT Administrator, Mr Virendra Singh, will head the newly formed Art Purchase Committee, which will purchase paintings and other objects of art for Government Museum and the Art Gallery. The tenure of the committee is of three years.

MC to engage man for crematorium’s upkeep
Chandigarh, July 17
Cremation of unclaimed bodies and the poor will become easier and less expensive with the Electricity Committee of the Municipal Corporation today deciding to engage a person for the round-the- clock maintenance of the electric crematorium in Sector 25.

Sentinels of consumer rights to get awards
Chandigarh, July 17
The Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has said that people and organisations fighting for protection of consumer rights will be honoured by giving awards. The ministry has instituted awards for 2002. Consumer organisations will be eligible for the Swami Vivekananda National Award, while the second award will be the National Award for the youth and women.

Reduction in taxes on CSD items sought
Chandigarh, July 17
Ex-servicemen in the region have flayed the Punjab Government’s decision to increase taxes on CSD canteen items and have urged the Chief Minister to reduce existing taxes, rather than imposing new ones.

40 jhuggis removed
Panchkula, July 17
Over 40 jhuggis were removed by the enforcement wing of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in Sectors 3 and 10 today.

City institute to house Prof Sher Singh’s books
Chandigarh, July 17
The family of late Prof Sher Singh “Sher”, a Padmashri Punjabi scholar, has donated the rare collection of books that comprised the scholar’s personal collection to the Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, located in Kanthala Sahib Complex.

Congress seeks BJP apology on demolition drive
Chandigarh, July 17
The Chandigarh District Congress Committee (Urban-I) today demanded an apology from former BJP MP Satyapal Jain for the demolition of thousands of slum dwellings in the city.


Punjabi to remain compulsory subject
SAS Nagar, July 17
Putting all speculations to rest, the Punjab School Education Board today announced that Punjabi will remain as one of the compulsory subjects for its students and the board will continue with the system of private examinations.

Dr Kehar Singh, Chairman, Punjab School Education Board, addresses school principals at a one-day workshop organised in SAS Nagar on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Dr Kehar Singh, Chairman, Punjab School Education Board, addresses school principals

CBSE approves vocational courses
Chandigarh, July 17
Vocational courses in structure fabrication, ophthalmic technician, bakery and confectionery, food preservation and nutrition and marketing and salesmanship being taught at the plus II level have been granted approval by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Unsigned detailed marks card!
Chandigarh, July 17
It was surely not a pleasing experience for Dinesh Mehta, a BA-final student of Panjab University, when he received his detailed marks card unsigned. The card also does not mention the date of despatch and the registration number of the student.

Move to privatise polytechnics opposed
Chandigarh, July 17
Various unions of government polytechnics and ITIs of the Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab, have condemned the state government’s move to hand over 18 polytechnics and 94 ITIs to the private sector.

Mohali ex-servicemen seek Kendriya Vidyalaya
Chandigarh, July 17
Ex-servicemen in SAS Nagar have sought the opening of a Kendriya Vidyalaya in the township to cater to the wards of defence and Central Government employees.

100 saplings planted on school premises
Chandigarh, July 17
In a sapling plantation camp organised by the Eco Club of Government Model High School, Sector 28, in association with the Parent Teachers Association, around 100 saplings were planted on the school premises here today. The camp was inaugurated by Ms Rajesh Chaudhary, District Education Officer, who was the chief guest. Mr Subhash Aggarwal, Principal of the school, PTA members, staff and students of the school took part in the camp.


Students of Government Model High School, Sector 28, Chandigarh, plant a sapling on the school premises on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Government Model High School, Sector 28, Chandigarh, plant a sapling on the school premises on Thursday.

Origins of the Vihara
E know that the state of Bihar gets its name from the word Vihara. Few, however, know that the vihara was one of the most important institutions to come up in India. The land of Magadha had a large number of them but there were many viharas spread in other parts of the country as well.

Buddha image in a Cave-4 at Ajanta
Buddha image in a Cave-4 at Ajanta


High Court
Chandigarh Administration draws flak
Chandigarh, July 17
Coming down upon the Chandigarh Administration for not “being alive to the dire need of computerising the District Courts” in the city, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked counsel for the Government of India to get in touch with the Ministries of Law, Finance and Home for finding out if the government is willing to provide funds.


Action thriller set to trap you
ll eyes are on this star-packed action thriller "Jaal — The Trap’ directed by Guddu Dhanoa. Sunny Deol and action director Tinu Verma once again team up after "Gadar" in this movie which will be released today at Piccadily, Chandigarh, and Suraj, Panchkula.


PGI research fellows await new perks
Chandigarh, July 17
Despite enhancement in their pay scales almost a year ago over 100 research fellows at the PGI here are still awaiting the new emoluments due to the failure of the authorities in placing the matter before the governing body which has met thrice since then.


HSIDC spikers shine on world stage
Chandigarh, July 17
The move by the Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC) way back in October, 2001 to harness talent in volleyball has finally borne fruit. Three of its players — Sanjay Kumar Singh, Dinesh Kumar Singh and Darshan — turned out to be star performers for the Indian youth volleyball team (under-19) that bagged a silver medal in the eighth World Youth Volleyball Championship that concluded on July 13 (Sunday) at Suphanburi (Thailand).

Aita to lead football team
Chandigarh, July 17
Aita Ram of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45 , will lead the Chandigarh Sub-Junior Boys Football team for the 26th National Sub-Junior Football championship to be held at Haldwani from July 20 to 30. This was stated by Mr Ravinder Talwar, president, Chandigarh Football Association.


Admn decision on NOC for RCs
Panchkula, July 17
The district administration has decided not to ask residents for a “No Objection Certificate” from the Chandigarh Administration for getting address changed on the registration copies (RCs) of vehicles. The procedure for change of address on RCs will begin from Wednesday, i.e. July 23.

Bring four sectors within municipal limits: DC
SAS Nagar, July 17
The Ropar Deputy Commissioner, Ms Seema Jain, today asked PUDA officials to ensure that encroachers evicted from Chandigarh recently do not illegally occupy land in the town besides directing the PSEB authorities to get the call centre, where complaints form residents could be registered, functional within a month.

Nursing homes get reprieve
Chandigarh, July 17
The last date for the shifting of nursing homes from residential areas has been extended till March 31, 2004, even as nursing home owners said today that it was the Administration which was delaying matters as none of the seven nursing homes which had applied for the regularisation of their buildings have been approved

Uniform age criterion for senior citizens
Chandigarh, July 17
The Chandigarh Administration said today that it had decided to adopt uniform age criterion of above 60 years for concession or privileges to old persons. At present, age criteria of above 65 years and above 60 years were being followed in case of men and women, respectively.

New registration series by July-end
Chandigarh, July 17
A new registration series for vehicles is all set to be started and VIP numbers will be put up for sale or auction. A spokesperson of the Chandigarh Administration said the new series, CH-03-M, is going to be started in the last week of July.


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