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Tuesday, August 17, 1999
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Crime File
Youth commits suicide
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — Parminder (24), a resident of Phase II of Ram Darbar, today hanged himself to death at his residence.

According to the police, Parminder, who lived with his father, was unemployed and used to take intoxicants. He reportedly bolted the door from inside this afternoon and hanged himself. Further investigations are on.

Man killed: Vikram, a resident of Pipliwala Town (Mani Majra), was seriously injured when his moped was hit by a truck near the Sukhna bridge at Bapu Dham here.

He was rushed to the PGI where he was declared brought dead.

One injured: Ishwar Chand, a resident of Mani Majra, was injured when his scooter was hit by a car near the Sukhna petrol station in Sector 28 here. He has been admitted to the PGI.


One dead: Mr Phool Singh has registered a complaint that an unidentified car hit an unidentified man at Raipur Rani. While the car driver fled from the scene, the man died on the spot. A case has been filed under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC.

Liquor seized: The police seized nine cases of liquor from the possession of Tirlochan Singh and Dilbagh Singh, residents of Pinjore. The two were booked under the Excise Act.Back


Campus beat
SOPU restarts dharna
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — The activists of Students Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) today restarted their indefinite dharna outside the office of the Vice-Chancellor in support of the demands of science students.

They had earlier staged a week-long dharna, following which some of their demands were met as students who had been admitted to these courses earlier were promoted to the next class.

The SOPU president, Dayal Pratap Singh Randhawa, sought promotion of students of BSc (honours school) first year, MSc (honours school) first year and MSc (pass course), who were admitted to various science departments in 1998-99, to the next class.

Randhawa criticised the dual policy of university authorities of granting promotion to other students admitted before this session without any restriction on number of credits.

While appealing to university authorities for a favourable decision, he threatened to intensify the agitation if the cases were not reviewed sympathetically. Students who had not signed undertakings to abide by rules and regulations at the commencement of session last year, should be considered, he said.

A memorandum was submitted to the Dean University Instruction, Prof I.B.S. Passi.Back


Cultural Scene
Vibrant colours from Gujarat
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — A group show of paintings of 14 artists from Gujarat was inaugurated this evening at Art Folio Gallery, Sector 9. A must-see, this vibrantly colourful exhibition seems to be a showcase of the contemporary.

The exhibition has been done in collaboration with the Archer's Art Gallery, Ahmedabad. Jayesh Shukla's four portraits, water colours on paper, are not only brilliant but also flamboyant in their use of colour. In direct contrast to this colourful exhibits are the subdued ink drawings on canvas by Natu Mistry, which depict the buildings of Jaisalmer. Mistry is a cartoonist with a Gujarati daily.

Some very interesting works of Bansidhar Khatri have also been put up, which include acrylic on wood and paper. In fact, this artist has also burnt some parts of the panels to highlight the effect of the deep reds and maroons used in his paintings. Equally absorbing are four panels by Hindol Brahambhatt, a Gujarat State Lalit Kala Akademi awardee, which are acrylic-foil on wood.

Four canvases by young artist like Phagun Naik provide more colour to the already vividly diversified exhibition.

The works of artists Milan Desai and Mahendra Kadia, both very different in styles, are also arresting. Kadia's birds and Desai's hands and feet have been composed in a beautifully stylised manner. And the sinuous flow of the lines of Jagdeep Smart and Nabibakhsh Mansoori seem to cast a magic of their own.

This delightful exhibition was inaugurated today by Mr S.K. Midha, Chief Architect, Haryana. The exhibition will remain open daily from 11am to 7pm till August 29.Back


Price Watch
Temporary shortage expected
Tribune News Service

PANCHKULA, Aug 16 —The prices of vegetables continued to remain static for the second week running, though these varied a little in different markets. However, the prices were expected to rise in the coming weeks, since most vegetables were out of season and the new ones were yet to arrive. This could create temporary shortage in the markets.

Potatoes and onions were priced at Rs 5 and Rs 10 per kg, respectively. These were the cheapest among the vegetables in the different markets. The Shimla variety of tomatoes was priced at Rs 20 a kg whereas the Bombay variety was available in the Sector 7 market for Rs 24 a kg.

The price of bittergourd went up by Rs 3 to Rs 18 a kg while it was being sold at Rs 20 a kg in the Sector 6 market. Capsicum was available in most markets for Rs 28 a kg and brinjal was available for Rs 16, which was Rs 4 more than last week's price. Lady's finger could be had for Rs 14per kg while in Chandigarh it was available for Rs 16.

The price of cucumber varied from Rs 12 to Rs 16 per kg in different markets. The price of peas was Rs 32 and Rs 30 a kg in the markets of Sector 7 and Sector 9, respectively.

The price of squashgourd was Rs 20 a kg, which was less than the prices in Chandigarh, where it was being sold at Rs 24. Gourd was priced at Rs 10 in the market in Sector 6 and was available for Rs 14 in Sector 8.

Radish could be had for Rs 12 a kg in the Sector 7 market against Rs 20 in Chandigarh. The price of beans varied from Rs 18 to Rs 20 a kg in different markets. Cabbage was priced at Rs 16 in Panchkula while it was available for Rs 14 in Chandigarh. Cauliflower was being sold at Rs 40 per kg. Back


High Court
Court summons Finance Secretary
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — Mr Justice V.K. Jhanji, Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, today directed the Finance Secretary of the Chandigarh Administration, who exercises the powers of the Chief Administrator, to be present in the court in person on August 18 to explain why objections raised in the case of Munak Chemicals Ltd, (SCO 12, Sector 26, Chandigarh) were not raised in the case of adjoining buildings and how occupation certificates had been issued in respect of those buildings.

From the reading of the affidavit of Mr Vijay Kumar Garg, Managing Director of Munak Chemicals Ltd, the Judge observed, “I am of the considered view that in regard to the adjoining buildings, reference to which has been made in the affidavit, the Chandigarh Administration has not raised any objection and similar type of violations are existing in those buildings as well and occupation certificates have been issued in respect of these buildings”.

The petitioner company sought directions to the UT Administration and other respondents for the grant of occupation certificate.

“It is the case of the petitioners that they have met with all the objections raised by the Chandigarh Administration with regard to the building violations alleged by the administration. But on one pretext or the other, they are not being issued the occupation certificate”, the Judge observed.Back


Kochhar, Grewal lift I-Cup
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — Dr G.S. Kochhar and Alamgir Grewal clinched the Independence Golf Cup in the golf tournament organised by the Chandigarh Golf Club. The two defeated Gurbaaz Maan and Nitin Mittal by being two holes up on the 17th holes.

At a prize distribution they were given away the trophy by the club president, Gogi Sibia.

In the first nine holes, favourite Gurbaaz was completely off colour. They lost the first hole by par and on the second hole Gurbaaz’s ball went into the left rough and was lost. However the second hole was halved by his partner. The third hole was again halved by par and then the Kochhar-Grewal team won the 4th, 5th and 7th hole and they were 4 holes up after the 1st nine holes.

The 10th hole was halved again and in the 11th hole Alamgir had a birdie to win that hole and they were 5 hole up. There was slight hiccup for the Kochhar-Grewal team as they lost the 12th and 13th holes and halved the 14th and 15th holes and lost again by a birdie on the 16th hole. But it was too late for the Gurbaaz team as they halved the 17th hole by par and Kochhar-Grewal team won the match and the cup on the 17th hole being 2 holes up.

The losers plate mach was organised for those who could not reach the finals of the Independence Cup:- Gross winner Girish Virk 78, Gross runner-up H.S. Kang 79, Net winner Anoop Tejinder 72, Net runner-up Bobby Pasricha 78.

SPS win inter-school tourney
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Aug 16 — Sanjay Public School today played a valiant game to win the Sova Inter-school Tennis Ball Cricket Tournament which concluded today at St Anne's Convent School, Sector 32. In a thrilling final here in scorching heat, St Anne's School went down fighting to Sanjay Public School by one wicket only.

Sister Josy, Principal of St Anne's School, gave away the trophy to the winners and prizes to players. Mr Arun Luthra, Marketing consultant of Sova products, told that this game was now getting popular in this part of the country also.

In the final stages of the game, Nitin of Sanjay Public School gave an excellent performance when he scored 23 runs in eight balls which included two sixes and one four to take his side to victory. Davinder gave a good start to Sanjay Public School by scoring 58 runs which included five sixes and two boundaries.

Earlier, St Anne's team batted well. Its skipper, Gaurav Gambhir, made 30 runs and guided his team in taking the score to 138 for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs. Jatinder Bohra took three wickets for 25 runs.

Sanjay Public School at one time were struggling at 115 runs for the loss of nine wickets. At this point, Nitin played a pivotal role in bringing his side to victory. Satbir and Sanjeev took two wickets each for 28 and 34 runs, respectively.

City carrom: Top seed Anjali Negi, second seed Nabhi Sahni along with Veena Dumra and Sushila Prasad entered the last four of the women's singles on the third day of the 9th Chandigarh State Carom Championship being played here at St Stephen's School, Sector 45, today.

Nabhi Sahni who the top seed in the girls' section, sailed into the semi-finals where she is joined by Eveleen, Bhavna Sachdeva and Puneet Lamba.

The semi-finalists in the sub-junior girls' section include Eveleen, Shikha Nanda, Nidhi Patwal and Sakshi Bawa.

Rozerio Sampson today created a sensation by scoring a white slam while playing his second round match in the junior boys' singles section against Navdeep Gill.

The results at the end of the second day are as follows: Junior boys' singles (second round) — Devinderjit Gill b Manav, 25-00, 25-03; Deepak Bansal b Mohit Kohli, 25-00, 25-00; Dhruva b Taranpreet, 25-14, 25-14; Anu Papneja b Amrinder Dhillon, 25-11, 21-15, 25-12; Ramanpreet b Sachin Chauhan, 25-00, 25-01; Sanjay Negi b Jasdeep Dhillon 25-00, 25-00; Baninder Singh b Randhir Singh, 24-10, 25-00; Sumit b Gursimran, 25-00, 25-00; Money Bansal b Chanderdeep, 25-00, 25-00; Deepak b Vaibhav 25-00, 25-00; Randhir Kalsi b Harsimrandeep, 25-00, 25-01; Charukh Goel b Paramdeep Oberoi, 12-19, 25-16, 21-18; Rozerio Sampson b Navdeep Gill, 25-00, 25-00.

Sub-junior boys' singles (second round) — Vijay Garg b Karan Chahal, 19-12, 25-19; Taranpreet b Hardeep, 25-04, 25-00; Gurinder b Gurpreet, 25-00, 25-00; Money Bansal b Gagandeep, 25-00, 25-00; Gurpreet Singh b Karan Garg, 25-00, 25-00; Sumit Chakarvorty b Dinesh Chahal, 25-00, 25-00.

Women's singles (quarterfinals) — Anjali Negi b Bhanu Jain, 25-05, 15-21, 17-15; Sushila Prasad got a walkover against Sunil Kumari; Veena Dumra b Bhavna Sachdeva, 10-19, 23-18, 25-00; Nabhi Sahni b Saroj Chandel, 17-14, 17-16.

Junior girls' singles (quarterfinals) — Nabhi Sahni b Sakshi Bawa, 25-0, 25-04; Eveleen b Raminder Kaur, 24-12, 18-07; Bhavna Sachdeva b Neha Chowdhry, 25-00, 25-00; Puneet Lamba b Pallavi Piplani, 25-03, 25-09.

Sub-junior singles (quarterfinals) — Eveleen b Amrinder Kaur, 25-00, 25-00; Shikha Nanda b Balwinder Kaur, 25-00, 25-00; Nidhi Patwal b Shikha Mishra, 25-00, 24-01; Sakshi Bawa b Pallavi Piplani, 22-16, 23-09.

Men's singles — Mohd Tanveer b Sudhir Sidhu, 23-05, 25-11; Deepak b B.S. Negi 25-08, 25-00; D.S. Aithani b Ashish De, 14-11, 19-04; Sanjay Negi b Baninder Singh, 25-08, 25-15; Ajay Gupta b Taranpreet, 25-00, 25-06; Devinderjit b Anu Papneja, 23-19, 25-17; D. Das b Sumit, 25-19, 01-25, 22-05.

Inter-area hockey: The Western Command Inter-area Hockey Tournament commenced here today at the Sector 42 Astroturf stadium. Six teams are taking part in this six-day league-cum-knockout tournament. The command teams are Ambala, Halwara, Hindon Ghaziabad, Rajokri and Suratgarh, besides the Chandigarh Area.

In the opening match of the day, the Chandigarh Area team blanked Rajokri team, 14-0. The half-time score was 9-0. S.K. Kaushik was the top scorer with three goals, followed by T.P. Singh, V. Badhony, D. Ahluwalia and J. Singh who scored two goals each. R. Joshi, R.K. Singh and Babu scored one goal each.

Ball badminton: The Chandigarh Mini Ball Badminton Championship for boys and girls will begin tomorrow at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37. The three-day meet is being organised by the Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association. As many as 13 boys' and nine girls' teams had confirmed their participation, said a press note of the association.Back

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