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UT amends rules to remove SEZ bottlenecks
Chandigarh, November 14
The Chandigarh Administration has amended the rules relating to allotment of sites at the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park. This amendment has been made in conformity with the SEZ Act/Rules according to which the allotment in any SEZ should be made only on leasehold basis.
Allottees can now convert their IT park sites from freehold to leasehold

The amendment would reduce allottees’ capital costs by 30-35 per cent

After expiry of SEZ status, allottee can reconvert to freehold

Bonanza time for UT slum-dwellers
Chandigarh, November 14
In a bid to shift 800 families of slum dwellers of Madrasi Colony, Sector 26, to newly constructed one-room tenements in Sector 56, a special three-day camp is being organised by the Chandigarh Administration.


UT rehabilitation plan may run into rough weather
Chandigarh, November 14
The Chandigarh Administration's grandiose plans to resettle inhabitants of Kumhar Colony, Sector 25, and Colony Number 4 by providing them one-room tenements at soon-to-be constructed complexes at Dhanas and Maloya could run into a legal wall.

“Molestation”: Principal, DPI in denial mode
Chandigarh, November 14
Controversy shrouding the alleged "molestation" of a girl student of the Sector-16 Government Model Senior Secondary School got a new turn with some key factors raising strong doubts over the versions given by both the Education Department and the school Principal.

City’s whiz-kid
Chandigarh, November 14
Chandigarh-based Ish has consecutively secured certificates of merit for outstanding and excellent performance in academics in his school for many years and also achieved high distinction in “International Competition for Schools in Mathematics”, conducted by the University of New South Wales in 1998 and 2001.

The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, presents the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement, 2005, to Ish Dhand from Chandigarh

The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, presents the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement, 2005, to Ish Dhand from Chandigarh on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Kingpin in PMET leak case held
Chandigarh, November 14
The special crime investigation cell of the Chandigarh police today arrested Ram Bhadur, the kingpin of the inter-state gang that was allegedly involved in leaking question papers of the Punjab pre-medical entrance test, from the Sector 17 ISBT, here.

Rape accused in police net
Chandigarh, November 14
The local police today managed to arrest a man accused of raping an 18-year-old maid on the pretext of marrying her last week. Narrating the sequence of events that led to the arrest of the accused, Inspector Sukhdev Singh Bhullar, SHO of the Sector-19 police station, said the accused, Sham, had gone to Nabha in Punjab and began working there.

Watch out
Paintings of Madan Lal, an eminent local artist, are featuring in the ongoing exhibition at Daisevu Art Gallery, Colaba, Mumbai. Madan Lal is the Assistant Director at the Design Institute of Punjab. He is a passout from the Chandigarh College of Art. His last group exhibition was in September at the Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Madan Lal
Madan Lal

In Town
Neeta Lulla is one of the Hindi film industry’s most respected fashion designers whose clientele ranges from Aishwarya Rai to even a stalwart like Zohra Sehgal. A graduate in Dressmaking Apparel Construction from PV Polytechnic SNDT University in Mumbai in 1985, she actually started her career assisting Jeanne Nowroji, who was India’s leading choreographer in the 1980s.

Neeta Lulla
Neeta Lulla

Passing Through
This is your first visit to India. What are you hoping to see, emerge from the fashion forum you are attending in the city?
I am very interested in any new thinking that will spring up. Fashion has been around forever but the difference is that in the last ten years new talent is emerging and that is throwing up a whole new set of questions on how we are to manage this growth within the fashion industry if we have to sustain it.

Robin Kay, President, Fashion Design Council of Canada
Robin Kay


ESIC plans revamp, to go online
Chandigarh, November 14
Keeping pace with information technology, the Employees State Insurance Corporation, the social security arm of the Union Ministry of Labour covering about 3.54 crore employees.

CVM gen secy Sandeep Singh dead
Chandigarh, November 14
The BJP-SAD-CVM alliance today suffered a major jolt in the death of general secretary of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch Sandeep Singh, who died of brain haemorrage at the young age 38 at Mohali.


2 held for making fake driving licenses
Chandigarh, November 14
The local police claimed to have busted a city based two-member gang allegedly involved in preparing forged driving licenses and voter identity cards. The police claimed that the accused had forged seals of various transport authorities in Punjab and Haryana and used to charge anywhere between Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 to prepare the documents.

Flesh trade racket busted; 3 held
Chandigarh, November 14
The local police today busted a flesh trade racket with the arrest of three women, including a pimp. The trio was caught red-handed near the Nirman theatre in Sector 32 with the help of a decoy customer, said the police.

Suicide, not murder, says IMA
Chandigarh, November 14
Preliminary investigation into the death of Cadet Devinder Kumar points towards suicide, the Indian Military Academy has claimed. Reacting to a news-item “IMA cadet killed, alleges family” carried in these columns on October 3, an Assistant Public Relations Officer, Capt Sonia Khatri, has asserted that the Court of Inquiry is already in progress.


Style, trends, growth — themes of fashion event
Chandigarh, November 14
Two days of intense deliberations on topics like the globalisation of fashion-designing business with delegates and experts from across the country sharing their views and experiences. Hectic sessions interspersed with a fashion show and a gala evening.

Mountview to go in for expansion
Chandigarh, November 14
Twentyfive years after it came into existence, the sales of Hotel Mountview in Chandigarh have touched an all-time high figure of Rs 12.55 crore in just over seven months from April till November 14 this year, making it one of the leading government-run hotels in this part of the region.


Children’s Day celebrated with fervour
Chandigarh, November 14
Children’s Day was celebrated in schools of the city and surrounding areas with great enthusiasm and fervour. St Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32, organised a fete for its students. Games like hammering the mouse, triple your money, hoopla, ‘hit the pot’ and ‘touch me not’ were also organised.

Students of Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22-D, Chandigarh, take gifts from Chacha Nehru on Children’s Day on Tuesday.
Students of Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22-D, Chandigarh, take gifts from Chacha Nehru on Children’s Day

Schools get creative on Children's Day
Panchkula, November 14
Speeches, songs and dances marked Children's Day celebrations in schools here today. Students from various schools participated in a cultural programme which began with Saraswati vandana by students the of Manav Mangal School.

CAT stays orders of Education Department
Chandigarh, November 14
The Central Administrative Tribunal today stayed the operation of orders of the UT Education Department to recover excess amount paid in form of pension benefits of a physical trainer instructor.


Cheque bounce case: Suniel Shetty seeks quashing of proceedings
Chandigarh, November 14
Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty, who has been accused by the owners of Empire Stories of Chandigarh in a cheque bounce case, has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking quashing of proceedings in the matter in a Chandigarh court.


Chandigarh crush Jharkhand
Chandigarh, November 14
Continuing their winning spree, the hosts, Chandigarh, thrashed Jharkhand by 139 runs to enter quarterfinals of National Twenty-20 Cricket Championship (under-19) at Sector-16 cricket stadium here today.



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