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6,000 more flats on offer soon
Chandigarh, March 25
Close on the heels of the special housing scheme for UT employees in Sectors 52 and 56 and the general housing scheme in Sector 63, the Chandigarh Housing Board(CHB) is set to float several schemes in different parts of the city catering to the needs of different strata of society.

The vehicular traffic on the road dividing Sectors 33 and 34 comes to a standstill in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Recarpeting snarls
up traffic

Chandigarh, March 25
Internal roads of the city, which earlier meant for slow moving light traffic, are now heading towards traffic chaos. The roads in some of the sectors are witnessing congestion due to high volume of vehicular traffic leading to traffic jams lasting for hours.

The vehicular traffic on the road dividing Sectors 33 and 34
comes to a standstill in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune
photo by Manoj Mahajan

Housing Board Chowk choked too
Chandigarh, March 25
Commuters travelling on the Chandigarh-Panchkula road are the harried lot due to the closing of the Chandigarh Housing Board light point intersection.

UT projects face steel hurdle
Chandigarh, March 25
Shortage of steel with the engineering department of the Chandigarh Administration is taking its toll on the major projects in the city. Several projects worth crore of rupee are at various stages of completion.



Machine fault puts consumers in fix
Mohali, March 25
Long queues of consumers wanting to pay their power bills were witnessed at the main office of the Punjab State Electricity Board in the industrial area, here today. Reason: The computerised bill collection machine at the premises of the board office was out or order.

Muslim welfare panel members hold protest
Protesters block the road outside the burial ground in Mohali on Tuesday.Mohali, March 25
Members of the Muslim Welfare Committee blocked traffic on the road opposite the cremation grounds, here today.

Protesters block the road outside the burial ground in Mohali on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Students participate in a drawing competition related to AIDS awareness in Chandigarh.
COLOURS OF LIFE: Students participate
in a drawing competition related to
AIDS awareness in Chandigarh.
— A Tribune photograph

Consumer Courts
Health clinic to pay Rs 40,000
Chandigarh, March 25
Dr Batra Super Specialty Homeopathy Positive Health Clinic has landed in the soup for printing “misleading” advertisements. The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed the clinic to pay Rs 40,000 to Sahil Arora as the clinic failed to cure his
hair fall.

Day 2: 40 sweepers found absent
Chandigarh, March 25
On the second day of raids on sweepers of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, a team comprising councillors and a sanitation inspector found 40 sweepers “absent” from duty in southern sectors today. The team had found 42 sweepers absent in Manimajra on Monday.

Residents form panel to improve sanitation
Chandigarh, March 25 Aiming to improve the sanitary conditions of their localities, residents of Sectors 50, 51 and 63 formed a joint action committee today.

PSEB employees hold protest
Mohali, March 25
Employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) burnt the effigy of its chairman in protest against the anti-employee policies, here today.

‘Senior citizens vital for development’
Mohali, March 25
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, while addressing a gathering on the annual day celebrations of Mohali Senior Citizens’ Association here today, said, senior citizens could play a vital role in the development of the nation by virtue of their experience, knowledge and expertise. — TNS


UIET students stage protest
Completion of second block demanded
Chandigarh, March 25
The students of UIET (University Institute of Engineering and Technology), Panjab University, held a protest on Sector 25 campus today in support of their demands. The students were demanding that the construction of UIET Sector 25 second block hasn’t been completed despite promises made by the director for its completion by March 2008.

PU Notes
450 saplings planted
Chandigarh, March 25
In continuation of tree plantation drive, the PU Campus Students’ Council today planted 150 Chakratia saplings along the wall near UIET building, southern campus, Sector 25, Chandigarh. Tejpal Singh Cheema, president, PUSU, Parminder Jaswal, president, PUCSC, faculty members and students of UIET along with the VC were present on the occasion.


To punish perpetrators of heinous crimes
Effective evidence gathering needed: HC
Chandigarh, March 25
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has called upon investigating and prosecuting agencies to work in tandem for coming out with ways of gathering and projecting “effective evidence” to prevent committers of heinous crimes from going scot-free.

High Court
Notice to petroleum secy
Chandigarh, March 25
A Division Bench of Justices Surya Kant and Sabina on Tuesday issued notice of motion for April 3 to the union petroleum secretary, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPC) on a petition by New Delhi-based Namrata Enterprises.

Subham Hospital Case
Bail plea withdrawn
Chandigarh, March 25
The blanket bail application filed by a Panchkula-based printing press owner, Manohar Lal Jain, in the Subham Hospital case was today dismissed as withdrawn before Justice Harbans Lal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Landlord’s nod ‘no ground’ for violating bylaws
Chandigarh, March 25
Landlords’ oral permission for additions and alterations in the original structure of a commercial property is no ground for violating the building bylaws.


Confusion reigns over conversion
Meeting on March 27
Chandigarh, March 25
Confusion continues to be the hallmark of the Chandigarh administration. In fact, lack of coordination between the finance department and the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) over the finalisation of the conversion rates for the conversion of industrial plots to commercial establishments have sent the industrialists into a tizzy.


SIC issues notice to MC officer
Dera Bassi, March 25
The State Information Commission, Punjab, has issued a notice to the executive officer (EO) of the Municipal Council here for not supplying information to Jasbir Singh, a resident of Shiv colony here.


Players of Edmund Rice Cricket Academy after winnng the Under-12 Quadrangular Challenger Trophy at St John’s grounds in Chandigarh on Tuesday. ERCA lift U-12 trophy
Chandigarh, March 25
A fine batting performance by Abhishek Mehta (38 n.o.) enabled Edmund Rice Cricket Academy, St Johns High School, to lift the Under-12 Quadrangular Challenger Trophy organised at St John’s grounds in Sector-26, here. ERCA team beat APJ, Kharar, by 8 wickets in the final today.

Players of Edmund Rice Cricket Academy after winnng the Under-12 Quadrangular Challenger Trophy at St John’s grounds in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph


Delegation hard sells Singapore
Chandigarh, March 25
A high-level delegation from Singapore led by senior minister Goh Chok Tong is hard selling Singapore as an attractive investment destination for companies in India.


2,879 artists to display work at art exhibition
Chandigarh, March 25
Sudhakar Sharma In their endeavour to promote and propagate the visual arts and encourage dedicated artists, the Lalit Kala Akademy, a cultural body constituted by the Government of India in 1954, has been engaged in various art promotional activities, including exhibitions, seminars and workshops of art, in different parts of India.          
    Sudhakar Sharma

Exhibition of prints, paintings opens
Chandigarh, March 25
The Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy presents an exhibition of prints and paintings by well-known artists Dalvinder Singh and Harkanwal Kaur at their gallery at the state Library sector 34.


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