Saturday, February 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Book Ravi Inder, orders court
Panchkula, February 8
Acting on a complaint alleging forgery and criminal conspiracy by former Punjab Speaker and MLA from Morinda Assembly constituency Ravi Inder Singh and two others, a local court has directed the Pinjore police to register a case and investigate the matter.

City shivers under white mantle of hail
Chandigarh, February 8
A number of people in the city and nearby areas today went scurrying for cover when a hailstorm hit the city resulting in a flight coming from Delhi being sent back due to bad weather.

HAIL BOUNTY: Sudden hailstorm caught many by surprise on Friday afternoon in Chandigarh. HAIL BOUNTY: Sudden hailstorm caught many by surprise on Friday afternoon in Chandigarh. 
— Photo Pradeep Tewari



Badungar ‘crosses swords’ with securitymen
Chandigarh, February 8
President of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Kirpal Singh Badungar created a commotion when he insisted on carrying a sword into the court premises.

No price war says Spice, but...
Chandigarh, February 8
Residents of the city and surrounding areas will now have a second option while selecting their cellular operator. It remains to be seen as to what the customer gains in terms of tariffs, rentals or services.

EVMs reach SAS Nagar, CISF put on guard
SAS Nagar, February 8
Under the security of the personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the electronic voting machines to be used in the Kharar Assembly segment today reached the strong room at the counting centre in Shivalik Public School in Phase 6 here.

IT Department issues directive
Chandigarh, February 8
The Income Tax Department has made clearance from the appropriate authority necessary for those getting property worth more than Rs 20 lakh registered in their names before the Sub-Registrar.


Panicky customers queue outside an ATM counter of the Bank of Punjab in Sector 9 on Friday to withdraw cash.Panic withdrawals by BoP customers
Chandigarh, February 8
It was a different day for the Bank of Punjab. Its depositors wanted to withdraw cash from their accounts and encash fixed deposits (FDs) in the wake of rumours on its bankruptcy, even as officials of the bank tried to pacify the customers.

Panicky customers queue outside an ATM counter of the Bank of Punjab in Sector 9 on Friday to withdraw cash. — Tribune photo

Parking contractor up in arms
Launches campaign against Municipal Corporation
Chandigarh, February 8
Parking contractor Rakesh Singla and Jagtar Singh and Company today launched a public campaign to expose the Municipal Corporation for reneging on certain conditions of contract approved by it.

Mums force special diet for exams
Chandigarh, February 8
A chart hangs on the painted wall next to a study table. Ginger tea — 6 am, Chavanprash — 7 am, two boiled eggs with almond milk followed by a tablet of multi-vitamin — 8 am and spinach for lunch.

Govt, MC employees to hold rally
Chandigarh, February 8
Government and Municipal Corporation employees will hold a mass rally on February 26 at the Matka Chowk here to press for their demands.

‘Centre encouraging US mediation’
Chandigarh, February 8
The Bharatiya Khidmatgar Party (BKP) today accused the BJP of tacitly encouraging US mediation and building up war euphoria for poll gains.

Verification of servants must
Chandigarh, February 8
To keep a tab on activities of anti-social elements disguising themselves as domestic servants and for other domestic help the District Magistrate, Mr M.Ramsekhar, has issued orders under Section 144 of the CrPC directing all residents, owner or tenants of commercial and residential property not to employ anyone without furnishing the particulars to the police station concerned.

Low water pressure in Darua
Chandigarh, February 8
Residents of Darua village have been facing the problem of low water pressure for almost a week.


One held for forging school certificates
Chandigarh, February 8
A resident of Kajheri village, Balkar Singh has been arrested for allegedly forging school certificates. According to the police, the accused to run a school in the village under the name of Akal Shakti Public School, which was upto Class X.

  • Liquor seized

  • 1 held

  • Water meter stolen

  • Theft


Exhibition opens today


Cultural show by Home Science College
Chandigarh, February 8
A host of competitions marked the inter college fest “Moments 2002” organised by Home Science College on the college premises in Sector 10 here today. Taking part in different competitions like dance, flower arrangement and embroidery competition, the participants showed great enthusiasm.

‘Invest in human resources to check urban poverty’
Chandigarh February 8
A two-day seminar on ‘‘Policy and Administration of Urban Poverty Alleviation Programme with special Reference to North Western states’’ was held at Panjab University here today.

Rajendran interacts with PU staff
Chandigarh, February 8
Mr M. M. Rajendran, Governor of Orissa, during his visit to Panjab University interacted with senior members of the faculty and the PU Administration here yesterday.

School in Shantiniketan way
A view of a classroom and playground of Little Kangaroos school on Kishengarh Road, Mani Majra.Chandigarh, February 8
There are numerous kindergartens in Chandigarh, but this one is different—it is built on a five-acre farmhouse in the Shantiniketan way amid a thick grove of Mango trees.

A view of a classroom and playground of Little Kangaroos school on Kishengarh Road, Mani Majra.

Govt College win quiz competition
Panchkula, February 8
It was song and dance all the way at the Government College, where students of various colleges were seen dressed up in brightly-coloured ethnic clothes.

TTTI experts hold discussion
Chandigarh, February 8
The 10th conference of Secretaries and Directors of Technical Education, Northern Region, and members of the Board of Governors of the TTTI was held, here yesterday.

Top honours for NIS students
Chandigarh, February 8
The National Institute of Technology (an industrial training centre), Mohali, has once again bagged the top four positions in Punjab.

Tiny tots regale audience
Chandigarh, February 8
Golden Jubilee Nursery School, Chandimandir, celebrated its annual day today. Ms Deep Surjit Singh, regional president, Army Wives Welfare Association, was the chief guest on the occasion.


Custodial suicide case for CBI
Chandigarh, February 8
In less than two years after a mother and a daughter allegedly committed suicide in police custody following harassment, Mr Justice V.M. Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today transferred the probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

  • Firm can lower retiring age
  • AICTE team told to inspect college
  • Mann’s plea
  • Recovery order quashed

5-yr RI for attempted murder
Chandigarh, February 8
A city resident, Mr Varinder Yadav, was today sentenced to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in a case of attempted murder by a local court.


10 artistes honoured
Chandigarh, February 8
The Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi has honoured 10 artistes from this region for their contributions in performing arts.

‘Ru-ba-ru’ with Bechain
Chandigarh, February 8
‘Ru-ba-ru’ programme organised by the Haryana Sahitya Academy here today, came alive with well-known Hindi poet Dr Kunwar Bechain reciting some of his romantic poems.


Advanced Cardiac Centre soon
Rs 30-cr project to take off on Feb 14
Chandigarh, February 8
If all goes as planned, in the next two-and-a-half years, the city will have a fully functional 175-bed Advanced Cardiac Centre (ACC) with its own helipad at the PGI, the only one of its kind run by a government organisation in the North.

Cancer Survivors’ Day today
Chandigarh February 8
Cancer Survivors’ Day will be observed in the city tomorrow. A function will be organised by the Sahayta Cancer Sahyog, a city-based support group for cancer patients, at the DAV College, Sector 10, at 4.30 pm.

Chemists harassing me, says Drugs Inspector
Panchkula, February 8
The District Drug Inspector has accused the District Chemist Association of harassing him by trying to implicate him in criminal cases as he was turning the heat on them over the sale of prescription drugs to addicts.


Dinesh, Anu adjudged best athletes
Chandigarh, February 8
Dinesh and Anu Bala were adjudged best athletes among boys and girls section, respectively, in the 47th Annual Athletics meet of the Government College of Education, Sector 20 which concluded here this evening.Top

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