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Admn to make exhibitors pay VAT
Chandigarh, December 22
Armed with the Value Added Tax (VAT), the Chandigarh Administration has tightened its noose around the fly-by-night traders, who organise exhibition-cum-sale of different items, including garments, and pay no taxes on sale proceeds.

Shiv Sena leader’s jeep set ablaze
Panchkula, December 22
In yet another incident, unknown miscreants burnt down the jeep of Mr Sandeep Kapoor, president of Haryana unit of Shiv Sena (Hindustan) around midnight.

SI ‘thrashes’ PCO owner
Chandigarh, December 22
A Sub-Inspector (SI) of the Chandigarh Police posted in the Vigilance Department allegedly thrashed a public call office operator over an issue of Rs 2 that the operator demanded in lieu of a call made by the officer.


Children enjoy with Santa Claus at Sanjay Public Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Children enjoy with Santa Claus at Sanjay Public Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Sacha Sauda: CBI told to furnish probe details
Chandigarh, December 22
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed counsel for the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) to provide details of the personnel the agency had deputed to investigate the three cases against Sirsa-based chief of Dera Sacha Sauda and his aides.

Cold wave, fog mishaps kill 7 in North
Chandigarh, December 22
Cold wave and fog-related road accidents claimed the lives of six persons in Punjab and one in Haryana while parts of north-west India were in the grip of severe cold wave following fresh snowfall on the high altitude areas in Himachal Pradesh during the past 24 hours.

Ex-Army personnels to burn their medals
(28k, 56k)

Dell to expand operations in India
Mohali, December 22
Dell would be expanding its operations in India. After having established centres in Bangalore, Mohali and Hyderabad, the company would be announcing setting up base in a fourth city before the end of this year.

Passing Thru


Proposal to make Mohali a revenue district cleared
Mohali, December 22
The proposal to make Mohali a revenue district having an independent authority on the pattern of Noida has been cleared and work in this regard was going on at a fast pace.

Gen Rodrigues ‘grants’ poor kids wishes
Mohali, December 22
Aiming to build a new India with an egalitarian society and social cohesion by empowering the disadvantaged, the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), accompanied by Ms Jean Rodrigues, inaugurated Dell Wishing Tree, a social initiative of the employees of Dell India, here this evening.

Seminar on consumer safety
Mohali, December 22
“There is a need to create a culture of consumer rights in which interest groups use social sanctions and boycotts as means to deter those indulging in cheating the consumer,” said Dr Anjman Midha, a food supply officer from Ajnala during the celebrations of National Consumer Day here today.


Agriclinics centre scheme flops in Punjab
Chandigarh, December 22
The much-publicised agriclinics and agribusiness centre scheme launched by the Union Ministry of Agriculture, in association with NABARD, has failed to pick up in Punjab, even though Haryana has shown a remarkable success.


Car stolen from PU
Chandigarh, December 22
A car was reportedly stolen from the city and while a shop was burgled in Ram Darbar. Elsewhere, the local police arrested one person for allegedly carrying 1 kg of ganja. Besides this, the local police registered a dowry harassment case.

Woman found dead in in-laws’ house
Chandigarh, December 22
Lakhbir Kaur, a 27-year-old resident of Sector 29, allegedly hanged herself to death at her residence late to night. The body of Lakhbir was first noticed by her sister-in-law. The sister-in-law called the watchman, who cut the rope and lowered the body. The victim was rushed to a private clinic, where the doctors declared her brought dead.

Gold chain, purse snatched
Panchkula, December 22
As many as two cases of snaching were reported in the township today. While motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched a gold chain from an evening walker in Sector 12 A, another woman lost her purse to motorcycle-borne snatchers near Sector 4.

Car stolen
Mohali, December 22
A Maruti 800 car of a Municipal Council employee was stolen from outside the office in Phase VII here today.


Pomp and show mark Christmas festivities

Chandigarh, December 22

With the Christmas bells ringing and ushering in of peace, joy and happiness in the New Year, various schools in the city celebrated Christmas in their own special ways.

Students of Tiny Tots Preparatory School, Sector 38, during Christmas celebrations in the school in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Tiny Tots Preparatory School, Sector 38, during Christmas celebrations in the school in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Children’s Home a X-man gift for homeless kids
Chandigarh, December 22
A visit to the Navjeevan Church, Sector 24, and one would think of the usual Christmas preparations. While the children from the vicinity watch the setting up of the crib and the beautifully done up Christmas tree, Father Sebastian Jose, SDB and Associate Director-cum-Programme Coordinator, has other things on mind: a Christmas with the poor, orphaned and the abandoned.

Baby show at Spring Valley
Mohali, December 22
A baby show was organized at Spring Valley Public School, Phase 11 here, to select smart, healthy and active babies. A free medical camp was organised on this occasion where child specialists Dr Gaurav Gupta and Mukesh Gupta gave medical advice to the children’s parents. Eye specialist Dr T.S. Sandhu checked the eye-sight of the children.

PU correspondence admissions
Chandigarh, December 22
Dr Devinder Singh, Chairperson, Department of Correspondence Studies, Panjab University, has stated that admissions to B.A./B.Com. (I, II, III), M.Com./MFC/M.A. (English, Hindi, Punjabi, political science, economics, history, public administration and sociology) Part I and II, PGDCA, PG Diploma in Mass Communication, PG Diploma in Health, Family Welfare and Population Education, Diploma in Statistics, B. Lib. and Information Science, certificate course in Vivekananda Studies, excluding B.Ed. and M.Ed. classes shall remain open with a late fee of Rs 5000 till December, 30.

Symposium on chemistry begins
Chandigarh, December 22
Scientists from the UK and Japan today called for collaboration of their universities with Panjab University in the field of chemistry to encourage the study and research in basic sciences.

Minimise use of farm preservatives: VC
Chandigarh, December 22
A memorandum of understanding was signed today between Panjab University here and the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana, at a meeting held today.


CBI told to translate case documents in Hindi
Chandigarh, December 21
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Punjab Police have been directed by the Special Judge, CBI Court, Mr Jagdeep Jain, to translate in Hindi the documents produced in connection with the 16-year-old case of kidnapping of a Sector 22 resident, Tarsem lal. The victim, who was the owner of a tent house, was kidnapped in 1989.


Captivating musical evening
The Department of Tourism, Chandigarh Administration, presented a captivating musical soiree of classical music and Sufiana gayaki at Tagore Theatre today. The young upcoming Sufi singer Mamta Joshi and seasoned classical Sarasvani player Subhash Ghosh attempted to give their best before a scant but appreciative audience. The performances by both artists had attained a significant level of brilliance, which the music aficionados would have relished.


2 genetics centres sealed
Chandigarh, December 22
In an inspection of Genetic Counselling Centers, Genetic Labratories and Genetics Clinics carried out by Health Department, UT Chandigarh under the supervision of Dr Inderjeet Kaur Walia, Director Health Services, various centers were found to be violating various provisions of pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act 1994.


Managing technicalities
All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament
Chandigarh, December 22
The SN Vohra's All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament, an annual feature in Chandigarh, owes its success to a dedicated band of officials, who have been sacrificing personal comfort to make the tournament successful year after year.

Flight Lieutenant Amarjit Singh (right) and Mr Gurcharan Singh Nabha, members of the technical committee of the SN Vohra's All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 
Flight Lieutenant Amarjit Singh (right) and Mr Gurcharan Singh Nabha, members of the technical committee of the SN Vohra's All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament.

Haryana trounce Pondicherry
Chandigarh, December 22
With the brilliant performance of Mandeep, who netted seven goals, Haryana trounced Pondicherry by 10-0 on the third day of the All-India Football Association Under-14 Soccer Festival being conducted by the Chandigarh Football Association at the Punjab Engineering College grounds, Sector 14, here today.

KB DAV-7 skaters steel the show
Chandigarh, December 22
Skaters of KB DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7 stole the limelight in the sub-junior and junior boys sections of the Chandigarh Roller Skating Championship here today.


Parking lots auction fetches MC Rs 1.55 cr
Chandigarh, December 22
Various paid parking sites in the city fetched high prices on the second day of the auction by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) here today. The bids for the sites auctioned today were comparatively lower than yesterday still they fetched a total amount of Rs 1.55 crore. Even today there were no bidders for the two parking zones in Sectors 22-B and 35-B.

IT raids on poultry farms
Panchkula, December 22
Sleuths from the Income Tax Department today swooped down on the poultry farms in the Barwala-Raipur Rani belt. Senior officials said that a survey of these poultry farms was being conducted to check their records, and findings of the survey would be available later.


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