Friday, November 30, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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Winner in gambling pays with his life
Body thrown into manhole
Panchkula, November 29
An altercation over the money won in gambling led to the murder of a 35-year-old man in Devinagar area in Sector 4 at around 2 am today. His body was then thrown into a manhole into the Green Belt across the slum colony.

CHANDIGARH CARNIVAL OPENS TODAY
Leisure Valley dons fairyland look
Chandigarh, November 29
Thanks to the innovation which UT Administration has strangely struck upon, the Leisure Valley in Sector 10 is wearing a fairyland look. As the curtains on the three-day carnival get ready to be drawn, work on this time’s concept of the carnival — Fairyland — is in full swing.

Workers busy in giving a fairyland look to the Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Workers busy in giving a fairyland look to the Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan



EARLIER STORIES

 


Move to include 2 villages in MC limits opposed
SAS Nagar, November 29
Councillors of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council today strongly opposed a proposal of the Punjab Government to include Balongi and Balomajra villages in areas under the civic body. The issue came up for approval at the monthly meeting of the civic body here today.

Much ado about nothing
Chandigarh, November 29
In a classic case of much ado about nothing, a letter against one of the papers in the M.Sc Chemistry course ‘which helps in having a comprehensive view of the subject studied during the five years of the M.Sc (honours) degree’ has reached the Vice-Chancellor’s office of Panjab University. The letter has been marked to the departmental head for a look into the matter.

ASEAN’s interest in India ‘rising’
Chandigarh, November 29
Heralding a significant breakthrough in relations with neighbours, ASEAN has recently decided to have summit meetings with India on an annual basis. That this primarily South-East Asian grouping is now viewing India as a power to reckon with is clear from many decisions taken at a high level during the recent past.

Revised TB control plan devised
Chandigarh, November 29
Having achieved only negligible success in trying to eradicate tuberculosis in the country, the National Tuberculosis Control Programme has been revised. In a national-level workshop held at New Delhi on the matter, it was highlighted why the programme had failed and what steps were needed to revamp the programme.

City police has its hands full
Chandigarh, November 29
Having been directed to make available 3,500 personnel for the forthcoming local Municipal Corporation elections, the Chandigarh Police is struggling to make the requisite manpower available. Besides, with its units being left with a skeletal staff, officials fear that routine work would be adversely affected.

Bid to kidnap women; 4 held
Chandigarh, November 29
The police has arrested four persons, including two Home Guard volunteers, on charges of attempting to kidnap two women from a marriage party in Sector 26. All four accused are relatives of police personnel.

Electronic bill clearance
Chandigarh, November 29
For the convenience of the general public, the UT Administration has introduced a scheme for payment of electricity/water charges bills through electronic clearing service (debit clearing) offered by Reserve Bank of India w.e.f. June 1, 2001.

RUN-UP TO MC POLL

CVM to support BSP candidates
Chandigarh, November 29
The Chandigarh Vikas Manch and the local unit of the Bahujan Samaj Party today reached an electoral alliance for the forthcoming Chandigarh Municipal Corporation to be held on December 8.

People are eyes and ears of EC
Chandigarh, November 29
The EC has sought cooperation from the public, political parties and candidates to report complaints to it to ensure free and fair polls on December 8.
Complaints regarding the election machinery, law-and-order situation, election process may be reported to the EC either on phone or in writing between 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on phone numbers 380477, 380475, 380476 and 721061 (fax) at the EC control room specially set up for the purpose.

Smooth sailing for Kaimbwala candidates
Chandigarh, November 29
Ms Surinder Kaur and Mr Sher Singh from Kaimbwala Panchayat Samiti and Gram Sabha, respectively, are set to be elected unopposed with their papers being found in order amongst the 72 panchayat samiti and 14 gram sabha nominations scrutinised today.

 
COMMUNITY

Jacob greets people on Gurpurb eve
Chandigarh, November 29
The Punjab Governor, Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob, PVSM (retd.), today called upon the people to follow the path of truth, equality and compassion as shown by Guru Nanak Dev ji.

Special kids are Jacob’s guests
Chandigarh, November 29
It was a special day for the special children of Chandigarh . Over 100 children with disability from six different institutions of the city today enjoyed their evening on the lush green lawns of Punjab Raj Bhavan. The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, also the UT Administrator, had invited the children for tea to observe ‘World Disability Week’.

Riar sworn in as PPSC member
Chandigarh, November 29
Maj-Gen G.S. Riar (retd) was sworn in as a member of the Punjab Public Service Commission by the Governor, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), at a simple ceremony held at Punjab Raj Bhavan here today.

Kanwal Kishore retires
Chandigarh, November 29
Mr Kanwal Kishore, Additional Director-General, Directorate of Field Publicity, North-West region, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Chandigarh, retired today on attaining the age of superannuation after putting in 37 years of service.

Tribune employees bereaved
Chandigarh, November 29
Mrs Promilla Malhotra (84), mother of Mr Vinay Malhotra and Mr Ashok Malhotra, Executives, The Tribune Group of Newspapers, died at Jalandhar on November 27.

 
CRIME

Bicycle thief caught red-handed
Chandigarh, November 29
A resident of Dadu Majra Colony, Teetu alias Tinku was caught red-handed while stealing a cycle belonging to a Sector 39 resident, Rakesh Kumar. The accused was handed over to the police, which has arrested him and registered a case against him.


 
EDUCATION

College students complain to DC
Chandigarh, November 29
Students of SGGS College, Sector 26, in a letter to the Deputy Commissioner, today complained of ‘unfair judgement’ in the bhangra contest of the Panjab University Zone B Youth Festival which concluded here yesterday.

FROM THE SCHOOLS
2500 appear for 24 posts of teacher
Chandigarh, November 29
About 2,500 candidates appeared for the test conducted for 24 posts of master and mistress held at various schools of the city, here today. Almost 70 per cent of the applicants who had applied for the posts appeared for the test.

COURTS

HIGH COURT
PMET minimum marks withdrawal quashed
Chandigarh, November 29
Coming down heavily on the state of Punjab for exceeding its jurisdiction in issuing a notification withdrawing the minimum qualifying marks for PMET-2001 candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Categories, besides other backward classes, along with sportsmen and handicapped persons, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today quashed the same.

One convicted for contempt of court
Chandigarh, November 29
Holding a Sector 21 resident guilty of committing contempt of court, Ms Justice Bakshish Kaur of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today sentenced him to simple imprisonment for three months, besides imposing a fine of Rs 2,000.

Lok Adalat to hold court soon
Chandigarh, November 29
The Central Government Industrial Tribunal-cum-labour court, Chandigarh, having jurisdiction over Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh, will hold the first Lok Adalat in the city shortly.


 
CULTURE

Unbridled strokes of creation
Chandigarh, November 29
Art, like signature, is exclusive to every artist. But the purpose of all art is essentially universal. Strokes of the brush attain significance only when they rise above the artist’s personality and reach out to the world at large.



One of the paintings of Raja Jaikrishan on display at Kala Gram in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

One of the paintings of Raja Jaikrishan on display at Kala Gram in Chandigarh on Thursday.

 

HEALTH

A gift of laughter for ailing kids
Chandigarh, November 29
Genuine laughter overshadowed every pain, the ailing children admitted to Advanced Pediatric Centre of the PGI have known, when Heart to Heart, a local NGO, organised an entertainment-cum-magic show for them in the APC auditorium here yesterday evening.

INSCOL’s chest wing commissioned
Chandigarh, November 29
The 40-bed multi-super speciality hospital INSCOL, providing tertiary-level care in more than 15 specialities, now offers comprehensive respiratory services with the commissioning of the Pulmonary Department. This department is headed by Dr Aman S. Gill, who had four years’ training in pulmonary critical care and bronchoscopy at Louisiana State University Hospital in the USA.


 
SPORTS

Students participate in skating meet
Chandigarh, November 29
An inter-house skating meet was organised by KB DAV Centenary School, Sector 7, Chandigarh, at the school skating rink this morning. Ms Madhu Bahl, Principal of the school, inaugurated the two-hour meet. She also gave away medals and certificates to the prize winners.


ADMINISTRATION

Bids invited for parking lots
Chandigarh, November 29
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh here today invited bids for parking lots’ contract at Sectors 17, 8 and 9 till December 3 after removing certain conditions objected to by parties last time.

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