Saturday, September 16, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Encroachment by CM’s aide
SAS NAGAR, Sept 15 — Unauthorised structures that have been raised to fence public land near the house of a close aide of the Punjab Chief Minister seem to mock the anti-encroachment drives of the Estate Office of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority. The fenced land falls under a 220 KV power line that passes through Sector 69.

Last battle for Senate seats hots up
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — Campaigning is on for the last phase of the Panjab University Senate elections. Nearly half-a-dozen candidates were seen in same institutes of the city at the same time today. The election are on September 17. The candidates are campaigning on a bigger scale than the previous elections and are also spending more than ever before for the purpose.

‘Why didn’t Kapil resign earlier?’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — The resignation of Kapil Dev as coach of the Indian cricket team has triggered a debate on whether his decision is right or wrong. Has Kapil succumbed to the pressure mounted by the BCCI, investigative agencies and politicians?

Cop crushed to death
PANCHKULA, Sept 15 — Head Constable Balram was crushed to death by an unidentified vehicle on the Sector 2 roundabout this afternoon.

2 die while repairing tubewell
ZIRAKPUR, Sept 15 — Two persons died due to asphyxiation while repairing a tubewell near Bartana village today.



Merger order quashed
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising of Mr Justice SS Sudhalkar and Mr Justice Mehtab Singh Gill today quashed the order of the Punjab Registrar, Cooperative Societies, directing the merger of Constofed with Markfed.


Rs 71 cr collected as small savings
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — During the previous financial year ended in March, 2000, Chandigarh has collected Rs 71 crore by way of small savings, almost Rs 1 crore over and above the target of Rs 70 crore.

Training workshop for samiti members
PANCHKULA, Sept 15 — More than 50 newly elected office-bearers of the Panchayat Samiti participated in a one-day training workshop organised by the Haryana Institute of Community Development, Nilo-kheri, here today.

Literary contests mark Hindi week function
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — Literary contests marked the Hindi week celebrations at the 3 Base Repair Depot her today.

Orchestra association’s demand 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — The UT Administration has been asked to extend the time limit of the orchestra and sound system to be put up in marriages and other social and family functions from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. this was stated by Mr Raj Nagpal. president of Chandigarh Orchestra Welfare Association at a press conference held here today.


Cop hit and injured by car
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — A constable of the local police was hurt when he was hit and injured by a car driven by a son of an IAS officer.

Army-industry interface concludes
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — The two-day interface on Army-industry partnership, AIP - 2000, concluded here today, with both sides laying their respective perspectives and apprehensions and agreeing to increase interaction and understanding for mutual benefit.

Shradhas hard time for traders
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — Shradhas spell hard time for traders. Shopkeepers agree that it is a lean period for them. Major shopping deals are put off by people in general during this time of the year. Women believe it is not a good omen to buy new clothes, jewellery, cars etc during shradhas.

Microsoft, Admn to sign MoU
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — Global software giant Microsoft and the Chandigarh Administration will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to arrive at a strategic information technology tie-up to meet IT needs of Chandigarh.

JVG Finance held deficient 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — Taking up a set of 16 complaint cases filed by various city residents against chairman-cum-managing director, JVG Finance, the UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum II here directed the respondent to pay back the maturity amount of the investors, along with the portion of the interest which was held back.


Revival of guru-shishya parampara
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — For those wedded to the classical form of dance, it is actually an occasion for celebration, with the founder-secretary of the Pracheen Kala Kendra, Madan Lal Koser, deciding to revive the guru shishya parampara.


Notice to Registrar on ex-Judge’s contempt plea
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — Mr Ishwar Chander Jain, a former Additional District and Sessions Judge of Haryana, who had been compulsorily retired on the court’s recommendation, moved a contempt petition against the Punjab and Haryana High Court and its Registrar, Mrs Nirmal Yadav.

Order to court on bribery charge
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — The bail application moved by Gurmeet Kaur was today dismissed by the UT Judicial Magistrate (1st Class ) in a case of storing adulterated petrol in the farmhouse.

Gurmeet Kaur refused bail
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — The bail application moved by Gurmeet Kaur was today dismissed by the UT Judicial Magistrate (1st Class ) in a case of storing adulterated petrol in the farmhouse.

Jain case adjourned
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — The case of former UT Home Secretary N.K. Jain and former UT Administration Superintendent K.B. Goel was adjourned by the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge till September 27.



Film on Himachal folklore
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — Negi films, a Chandigarh-based film and TV serial production company, announced its second production in the form of a Hindi feature film, Sui, here today. The film is based on a 10th century folklore of Chamba.

Is Fiza magic fading?
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — One week after Fiza was released, it seems that the initial craze for the movie has fizzled out. The movie is doing well but not as per the expectations as the madding crowd outside the halls for the first three days of its release projected.

Correlating nature and man through art
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — Bold compositions etched in nature’s grandeur beckon the viewer at the very entrance of the gallery at Government Arts College, Sector 10. From one frame to another, all works tickle the imagination. And even as the mind gets occupied in reading between the various strips which give a distinctly novel impression to the etched works, eyes gaze into the aura of nature’s majesty created so effortlessly on the frames by the local artist Subhash Shorey.

PGI machine out of order
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — The digital subtraction angiography (DSA) machine in the Department of Radiodiagnosis, PGI, used for diagnosing diseases of blood vessels, is lying out of order for more than a month now. The delay in the procurement of the required spare part is causing inconvenience to indoor and outdoor patients in the hospital.

Update in transfusion medicine today
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — A day-long CME update in transfusion medicine is being organised by the Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGI, at lecture theatre 1 on September 16. It is being organised as part of the workshops and programmes being organised by WHO to commemorate safe blood year.


Air Force men enter final
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — The 3BRD Air Force team entered the final of the 18th Chandigarh State (Men) Hockey Championship here in the Sector 42 stadium. In the semifinal today, 3BRD XI beat the Central Industrial Security Force in sudden death, 8-7.

Opinion divided on police postings
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — Even as a Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) has been added to the ranks of the Chandigarh Police, there are divergent viewpoints on the need to have a top heavy department in small set-up.

PUDA notices to encroachers
SAS NAGAR, Sept 15 — The local Estate Office of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) has issued notices to the house owners who have encroached upon public land in front of their houses in Phase IV here. At least 600


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