Excise officials destroyed 30,000 bottles of country-made liquor, by emptying 22, 500 litres of liquor on the Ghaggar river bank, in Panchkula on Thursday. This liquor was seized by the excise authorities from smugglers and stored as case property in a godown.
— A Tribune photograph
packages for North on anvil
In order to promote Northern India as a package for tourists with
Chandigarh as the base, it has been decided to introduce packages
covering Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal. A decision with
regard to the packages was taken at a meeting under the chairmanship
of Mr Krishna Mohan, Home Secretary-cum Secretary Tourism, here today.
Others who attended the meeting included Mr Vivek Atray, Director
Tourism, and representatives of the Tourism Departments of Chandigarh
Administration, Punjab and Haryana.
release land to owners
In a shift from its land acquisition policy, the Haryana Urban
Development Authority proposes to “release” over 110 acres of
prime land under acquisition in Sector 20 here to the original land
owners. The land owners, who in turn have entered into an agreement
for sale of land to private colonizers, have now applied for a change
in land use and have deposited the conversion fee with the Town and
Country Planning Department, Haryana.
HUDA to repair roads
The municipal council has written to HUDA urging it to take up road
repair in various parts of the township on contract. The Executive
Officer, Mr Rohtash Bishnoi, on Tuesday wrote a letter to the HUDA
authorities, referring to a resolution passed by the MC, to get all
roads within the MC limits recarpetted/ repaired from the engineering
wing of HUDA on contract.
passport booklets continues
For thousands of people who have applied for fresh passports as well
as renewal of their existing passports, the wait could be longer. For,
the office of Regional Passport Officer (RPO), Chandigarh, which deals
with all passport applications for Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, parts
of Punjab and parts of Haryana, is unable to clear over 20,000 pending
cases due to severe paucity of passport booklets.
Public School authorities expressed concern here today over the
coming up of a new school building just opposite the main gate
of YPS which they said would lead to excessive traffic
congestion in the area.
Construction work in progress outside YPS, Mohali, which leads to traffic jams
frequently. — Photo by Vicky Gharu
Officials of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board on Tuesday held
a meeting with members of Haryana Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr
Bhagwan Singh, Executive Engineer, and Ms Poonam, Assistant Executive
Engineer, held discussions with members in order to make Industrial
Area clean and green.
officials visit Mohali colony
As a follow-up action to the news report, ‘UT shocks for Mohali
residents’ published in Chandigarh Tribune on Thursday, senior
officials of the Electricity Department of the Union Territory today
visited the spot and reviewed the situation.
going in for major changeover
Long queues and sluggish computer system at the local office of the
Registering and Licensing Authority will be a thing of the past.
in murder case
The police has failed to make any breakthrough in the case of the
murder of a resident of Sohana village whose body was found near a
gurdwara on Sunday.
drive of Kashmiri migrants
In view of threats from Kashmiri separatists, the Chandigarh
Police today conducted a verification drive of Kashmiri migrants
living under the East subdivision of the police.
Police personnel verify the antecedents of Kashmiri migrants at the Sector 19 police
station in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
exception to CBI press note
The Chandigarh Housing Board has taken exception to the press note
issued by the CBI stating that Shashi Mohan, who was caught red-handed
while allegedly accepting a bribe for transferring a house yesterday,
was working in the office of the Chairman of the CHB.