Tuesday, December 4, 2001, Chandigarh, India






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UT’s power demand may rise drastically
Chandigarh, December 3
Power-hungry Chandigarh will require more and more power in the next three years. This surge in demand for power will be difficult to meet. Therefore, the shortfall is projected to go up, leading to longer power cuts.

WORLD DISABLED DAY
Disabled kids get special passes for Mohali Test
Chandigarh, December 3
The tears which happiness begets are priceless and more so when they flow from eyes of people accustomed to sadness. Tagore Theatre witnessed many such tears today, venue as it was to the concluding function of the Disability Week celebrations organised by UT Social Welfare Department.

Students of Government Institute for Mentally Retarded Children, Sector 32, Chandigarh with their trophies at the concluding function of World Disabled Week.

Students of Government Institute for Mentally Retarded Children, Sector 32, Chandigarh with their trophies at the concluding function of World Disabled Week.
— A Tribune Photograph

Rs 40 lakh for expansion of Saket
Panchkula, December 3
A sum of Rs 40 lakh would be spent for the expansion of building and for purchase of latest equipment at Saket Institute, Sector 1, Panchkula.





EARLIER STORIES

 

Lending a helping hand: Students of Pustak School, Sector-25, Chandigarh, carry their disabled kin at a “Walk to Freedom” for disabled persons in Chandigarh to mark the World Disabled Day on Monday.Children ‘walk to freedom’ for disabled mates
Chandigarh, December 3
More than 2,000 children participated in the first ever ‘walk for freedom’ organised by the Youth Technical Training Society (YTTS) in collaboration with the Chandigarh Administration here today.

Lending a helping hand: Students of Pustak School, Sector-25, Chandigarh, carry their disabled kin at a “Walk to Freedom” for disabled persons in Chandigarh to mark the World Disabled Day on Monday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari.

Sec 17 parking bid fetches Rs 1 cr
Chandigarh, December 3
Decks were cleared today for paid parkings in Sectors 17 and 8 with the Municipal Corporation granting their contract on an amount of Rs 1.25 crore.

Water woes irk Mullanpur residents
Mullanpur-Garibdas (Kharar), December 3
Residents of the area are complaining that they are being refused individual water connections by the Public Health Department (PHD) officials. Nearly 25,000 residents are facing a water shortage for the past six months. The water pressure in the taps is so low that the tap yields only a ‘trickle of water’, forcing villagers to wait for extended periods of time to take their turn.

YOUNG VOICEYogesh Arora
Yogesh has his soul in theatre
H
e has played some of the finest characters on stage. But his best performance has been that of the protagonist in Vijay Tendulkar’s ‘Sakharam Binder’. Only two weeks back, Yogesh Arora had the critics raving about his character in the play directed by Umesh Kant. But this role is surely not the end of the road for him.

A clarification

RUN-UP TO MC POLL

Police intensifies vigil in wake of MC poll
Chandigarh, December 3
With just three days to go for the deployment of police for the forthcoming Municipal Corporation elections, the Chandigarh Police today reviewed all security arrangements and the law and order situation in the city.

EC issues directions to candidates
Chandigarh, December 3
Taking a serious view of mudslinging and “other corrupt practices”, the State Election Commission has issued instructions to the political parties and the candidates contesting the MCC elections against casting aspersions on one another.

BSP ‘dodges’ EC guidelines
Chandigarh, December 3
The BSP today added colour to an insipid campaign of the December 8 MC elections subdued due to restrictions imposed by the Election Commission of Chandigarh and Delhi on loudspeakers. With most of candidates and their supporters resorting to door-to-door campaign, the new or smaller parties are finding it difficult to reach out to the people. The BSP could not even hold corner meetings in all wards apparently due to lack of resources.

Parties intensify campaign
Chandigarh, December 3
The BJP and the Congress today exhorted their regional and national leaders to intensify their campaign for the December 8 Municipal Corporation poll.

 
COMMUNITY

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal A Y Tipnis, interacts with airmen during his visit to the Chandigarh Air Force Station on Monday.Tipnis goes on solo sortie
Chandigarh, December 3
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal A.Y. Tipnis today made a record of sorts when, at the age of 62, he made a solo sortie in a MiG-21 fighter aircraft during his visit to the Chandigarh Air Force Station.


The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal A Y Tipnis, interacts with airmen during his visit to the Chandigarh Air Force Station on Monday.

Multi-purpose booth owners violate norms
Panchkula, December 3
The original allotees of multi-purpose booths in various sectors have reportedly been misusing these by violating the terms and conditions mentioned in their allotment letters.

All glitter and gold: A scene at one of the mega weddings which are becoming a rage in the city.SOCIAL MONITOR
Flowers do the talking at wedding venue
Chandigarh, December 3
Flowers do the talking inside the wedding venue. The rising sense of aesthetics among the city residents has come to the benefit of the local flower market. Strange it may sound but there are very few florist houses catering exclusively to weddings in the city.

All glitter and gold: A scene at one of the mega weddings which are becoming a rage in the city.
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Social worker honoured
Chandigarh, December 3
At a function organised at Berhampur Zimidari village, near Kurali, the panchayat honoured those who brought glory to the village in various fields. Function was organised to celebrate the upgradation of the village school.

Parcel suspected to be laced with anthrax
SAS Nagar, December 3
A parcel suspected to be laced with anthrax which was received at the Phase VIII post office, located in the premises of the Punjab School Education Board created panic among employees of the post office. A parcel weighing over 2.5 kg with a white-coloured powder coming out was noticed by the sorting staff at the post office. The powder was emitting a foul smell making the postal employees believe that it was anthrax.

UT powermen to hold dharna today
Chandigarh, December 3
The UT powermen will hold a dharna tomorrow from 12 to 2 p.m. outside the Electricity Operation Division No 2 against the move of the Chandigarh Administration to privatise power distribution in the city.

 
CRIME

Stolen vehicle recovered
Chandigarh, December 3
The police has recovered a Kinetic Safari moped (CH-01-S-2780) within hours of being stolen. The moped was reported stolen from the Cooperative Bank Complex, Sector 34, by Sunita Rani, a resident of Sector 29.

Weapon hidden in Mumbai : accused
Chandigarh, December 2
The murder case of an NRI, Joginder Singh, in Sector 23 here has taken a new turn, with one of the accused disclosing before the police that the weapon used in the crime has been hidden in Mumbai.

Convict escapes from PGI
Chandigarh, December 3
A convict, Ramesh Kumar, who had been admitted to the PGI, escaped from his ward last evening after a Haryana Police constable guarding him was reportedly absent from his place of duty. The Chandigarh Police has registered a case on the basis of a complaint lodged by a PGI doctor in this regard.

BUSINESS

Conference on brick industry
Chandigarh, December 3
The Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, in collaboration with Tata Energy Research Institute, will organise a two-day conference on ‘Emerging trends in brick industry’ here from December 7.

MARKET PULSE
Ethnic wear store for men
Chandigarh, December 3
After Delhi’s Karol Bagh, India’s first exclusive ethnic wear store for men, “Ëthnic India” plans to open an exclusive showroom in Chandigarh shortly.

  • Shubh Vivah Offer
  • Winter collection
  • Tracking system

 
EDUCATION

Mr B.K.Goswami launches Forum of Educators and Scholars of Tourism at ITFT, Chandigarh, on Monday.Forum of Educators and Scholars of Tourism launched
Chandigarh, December 3
Tourism educators and scholars have joined together to form a forum which was launched today by Mr B.K. Goswami, a former Union Secretary, Tourism, Government of India, at Chandigarh at the Institute of Tourism and Future Management Trends (ITFT).

Mr B.K.Goswami launches Forum of Educators and Scholars of Tourism at ITFT, Chandigarh, on Monday.

PU to host All-India VCs conference
Chandigarh, December 3
More than 100 universities are likely to participate in the 76th annual meeting of the Association of Indian Universities scheduled to be held at Panjab University from December 5 to December 8. This was announced at a press conference here today.

Over 300 participate in poster-making contest
Chandigarh, December 3
Over 300 students from various schools of Chandigarh, Panchkula, SAS Nagar and adjoining areas participated in an on-the-spot poster-making contest at the Jat Bhavan in Sector 27, here today.

Students of Mount Carmel wait backstage to present an item at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday on the occasion of their annual function. Students dance to Hawaiian tunes
Chandigarh, December 3
The world shrunk to a global stage at the Tagore Theatre today where the junior wing students of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, and the Mohali branch, presented dance items from the land of five rivers to the islands of Hawaii to Ibiza and many more to celebrate the first chapter of their annual-cum-founder’s day.

Students of Mount Carmel wait backstage to present an item at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday on the occasion of their annual function. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

ICSE chief inaugurates school building
Panchkula, December 3
The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE) is concerned with a quality agenda and providing the highest level of education.

Taranpreet wins recitation contest
Chandigarh, December 3
The 32nd All-India inter-state inter-school cultural contests organised by the DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, saw an enthusiastic response for the Principal Milkhi Ram Mahajan Memorial Hasya Kavita Recitation Contest, here today.

COURTS

HIGH COURT
Give status report on shootout, Dy AG told
Chandigarh, December 3
Holding that the issuance of notice to Haryana Assembly Speaker Satbir Singh Kadian was not required in Panipat court complex shootout case, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the state Deputy Advocate General to inform the court about the status of investigation in the case on December 18.

  • Notice on plea by CM’s foe
  • Amended plea on octroi permitted
  • Markfed MD told to file affidavit
  • 15 lakh relief for custodial death sought

DISTRICT COURTS
3-hour bail for Sweety Bajaj
Chandigarh, December 3
A local court today granted an interim bail for three hours to the accused, Sweety Bajaj, to attend funeral ceremony of his father. The accused, who remanded in police custody, was arrested in a case of rape. The accused had filed an application for interim bail on the ground that his father had died yesterday and he be allowed to attend the funeral procession.

  • Acquitted
  • Statement recorded

Case against Bar council transferred
Chandigarh, December 3
The Bar Council of India (BCI) has transferred the case filed against the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana challenging the election of the chairman and vice-president of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, to Kerala and adjourned the case for December 22.

 
CULTURE

Pooja BatraThis Batra babe is not a bimbo
This lanky lass has been among the ace ramp scorchers and has already made her presence felt in the tinsel world. Pooja Batra’s brief stint opposite Anil Kapoor in her debut film, Priyadarshan’s “Virasat” silenced many of her critics who were hell bent on writing her off as a wooden face. It also brought her to the notice of filmmakers down South. For a tyro in front of camera, a debutante ignorant about the nitty-gritty of filmdom and without any formal training in acting, it was a challenge to be pitched opposite the actors like Mohan Lal, Jayan and Anil Kapoor.


HEALTH

Heart diseases claim 50 pc lives in elderly: expert
Chandigarh, December 2
‘‘Coronary artery diseases are responsible for 50 per cent of the deaths occurring in people aged 65 and above’’. This was stated by Dr G.S. Kochhar, president, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Chandigarh branch, welcoming guests at a public awareness health talk on ‘‘Cardiac problems in the elderly’’ organised by the IMA in collaboration with the Chandigarh Senior Citizens Association and the Fortis Heart Institute, SAS Nagar, here today.

Conference on rheumatology
Chandigarh, December 3
The PGI and Command Hospital, Chandimandir, will host the 17th Annual National Conference of Indian Rheumatology Association from December 5 to 9.

 
SPORTS

Children perform bhangra during lunch break on the first day of the first cricket Test match between India and England at SAS Nagar on Monday.Saurav! so what if you are married
Chandigarh, December 3
“Saurav, agar shadi ho gayi hai, par ham se bat to kar sakta hai” (Saurav, though you have got married, you still can talk to us). These words came from a Bengali lady, who, while sitting on the terrace block of the PCA Stadium, politely asked the Indian Cricket captain, Saurav Ganguly, who was absorbed in making some modifications with his bat outside the dressing room.

Children perform bhangra during lunch break on the first day of the first cricket Test match between India and England at SAS Nagar on Monday. — A Tribune photo

MOHALI TEST
MNCs go all out to get noticed
SAS Nagar, December 3
The first day of the Test match between India and England saw multi-national companies, financial institutions and telecom service providers, including the country’s largest telecom service provider, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) going out of way to make their presence felt.

Honey beats Banipal in snooker meet
Chandigarh, December 3
Honey Bhalla had to fight a tough battle against A.S. Banipal in an open snooker match which ran into five frames in the Haryana State Billiards and Snooker tournament played here at sector 34.

  • HT shuttlers win

  • Sports meet

  • Chess tourney

  • Powerlifting championship from Dec 8

ADMINISTRATION

30 officials found absent
Panchkula, December 3
As many as 30 officials of the district administration were found absent from work on the beginning of the second week ever since the office timings have been changed. A surprise check was conducted by the Deputy Commissioner and City Magistrate in the secretariat from 9.15 am to 9.45 am.

Accountant told to recover penalty from EO
SAS Nagar, December 3
The tussle between the President of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council, Mr Kulwant Singh and the Executive Officer, Mr K.S. Brar further intensified today with the President directing the accountant of the civic body to recover a penalty of Rs 26, 690 from Mr Brar for overstaying in the official accommodation of the President.Top

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