Chandigarh Tribune
Friday, January 21, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



City police plans cell to thwart ISI activity
Chandigarh Jan 20 — To prevent the activities of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), the Chandigarh Police has initiated a familiarisation study on the pattern being followed in Jammu and Kashmir.

Billa lambasts Punjab Govt
SAS NAGAR Jan 20 — The President of the local Municipal Council, Mr Harinder Pal Singh Billa, today launched a scathing attack on the Punjab Government for failing to take action against certain councillors who were facing serious charges of corruption and fraud, while removing him from his post time and again on “flimsy” grounds.

The beautification of the roundabout undertaken by the Haryana Urban Development Authority at the crossing of Sector 9,10, 15 and 16, has lent charm and colour to the on-going process of urbanisation and development in Panchkula
The beautification of the roundabout undertaken by the Haryana Urban Development Authority at the crossing of Sector 9,10, 15 and 16, has lent charm and colour to the on-going process of urbanisation and development in Panchkula — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Police remand for rape accused
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — Chandigarh Police commando Sarandeep Singh, accused of raping a Kharar resident after luring her, was remanded in police custody till January 21 by UT Chief Judicial Magistrate Sant Parkash after he surrendered before the court today.

HUDA told to pay compensation
PANCHKULA Jan 20—The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the Haryana Urban Development Authority to pay Rs 36,725 charged in excess by it at a rate of 15 per cent from the date of deposit, not to charge an extension fee of Rs 20,720 from Ms Leela Jindal, wife of the allottee, pay Rs 20,000 for mental agony and Rs 200 towards cost of proceedings.

Gender inequities continue despite law: Rai
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — Even though women constitute almost 50 per cent of the world's population and put in two-thirds of the total working hours, they earn not more than one-third of the world's income and have a command over just one-tenth of the total resources. This dismal picture of empowerment of women was sketched by the Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Mrs Vineeta Rai, today while inaugurating a two-day national seminar on 'Gender sensitivity', at Technical Teachers Training Institute (TTTI), Sector 26.
Ms Vneeta Rai, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, inaugurates a two-day national seminar on Gender Sensitivity at Technical Training Institute, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday
Ms Vneeta Rai, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, inaugurates a two-day national seminar on Gender Sensitivity at Technical Training Institute, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday — A Tibune photograph

Gender issues are social constructs: experts
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — "It was not God who decided that men should construct bridges and women should push prams on those bridges. These are roles that have been constructed socially, and every society expects the same out of women — to cook, clean and reproduce — whether western or oriental," said Dr Maggie Foster, a gender specialist, who was one of the participants at a seminar on Gender Sensitivity at Technical Teachers Training Institute (TTTI), Sector 26, here today.

Community booths lose purpose
PANCHKULA Jan 20 — Multipurpose booths which were set up in different sectors of the township to provide community services to the residents have lost their purpose.

Land given on ‘wrong information’
SAS NAGARJan 20 — The Mohali Citizens Welfare Council of Phase XI here has again lodged a protest with the PUDA authorities for allotting land to a private educational institution in the area.

Acid unit emanates pungent smell
SAS NAGAR Jan 20 — Residents of Ambedkar Colony at Balongi village, near here, have complained about a pungent smell emanating from a makeshift unit manufacturing acid.

‘Literature unites people’
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — Literature has no boundaries. It cannot be restricted within any regional boundary, said Bhisham Sahni, renowned novelist, in a lecture at the Department of Hindi in Panjab University here yesterday.

Last round of Pulse Polio on Jan 23
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — The last and the final round of the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation Campaign would be held on January 23. Mr Joginder Singh, Director Health Services of the UT, today flagged off a publicity truck and a school children's rally from the Sector 22 health centre today to spread awareness about the campaign.

Special kirtan darbar
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — Leading raghi jathas, including Bhai Nirmal Singh, Bhai Gurwinder Singh and Bhai Satnam Singh, will recite Shabad Kirtan at a special kirtan darbar to be held at Gurdwara Singh Sabha (Kanthala) to commemorate the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh on January 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Multiple visas sought
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — Col Partap Singh Gill (retd), former Lieut Governor of Goa, Daman and Diu and Chairman of the Jati Umrah Indo-Pak Pariwar Milap Trust, has in a letter to the Secretary Foreign Affairs (Pakistan), Government of India, requested that all Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims separated in 1947 from their families, both in India and Pakistan, be given multiple visas or at least be allowed to visit their families twice a year.

Man attacked by deer
PANCHKULA Jan 20 — Gurbachan Singh, a resident of Saketri village, sustained serious injuries and was admitted to hospital, after some deer attacked him near the Sitaram Aashram while he was returning from Mani Majra to his village a few days ago.


Maloya resident killed in mishap
Chandigarh Jan 20 — A Maloya Colony resident succumbed to his injuries after he was hit by a jeep near Kajheri village late last night.

Impersonator cheats shopkeeper
Chandigarh Jan 20 — The police has registered a case against a person who impersonated as a finance commissioner and cheated a Sector 28 auto spare parts dealer of Rs 5, 500.


Where does Siswan income go?
SISWAN (Kharar) Jan 20 — Despite a "handsome" income from the annual auction of cuttings in the forest, Siswan village lags in development activities. Lack of roads, medical services and other amenities are the bane of this village that lies on the periphery of Chandigarh.

Promoting women entrepreneurs
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — Continuing with its endeavour to promote entrepreneurship among women and provide marketing support, Canara Bank will hold an exhibition of goods and services marketed by them from March 3 to 5.


Homoeo students to intensify stir
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — Students of Sector 26 Homoeopathic Medical College have decided to intensify the agitation against the management for not heeding to their persistent demand of removing the college Principal, Mr K.K. Dhiman.

3 rooms added to school
KHARAR Jan 20 — Mr Khushi Ram, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, today inaugurated a block of three rooms constructed by the family of the late Manohar Lal Nagrath in Government Primary School, Machli Kalan of Kharar block.


Contempt of court: SI transferred
Chandigarh Jan 20 — The Police Department has transferred a Sub-Inspector to the police lines, for wilfully indulging in contempt of court and carrying out arrests contrary to norms. A departmental inquiry has also been initiated against him, SI Mahaveer Singh, posted with the Crime Against Women Cell (CAW).

Reply filed in Nevedac case
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — In a reply to the application by the "Managing Director" of Nevedac Prosthetic Centre, Dr V.J.S. Vohra, seeking directions for "allowing bank operations", respondent Hardavin Vohra and others today stated that the applicant had not followed the "court orders pertaining to the operation of accounts".
Remanded in custody
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — The UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, today remanded accused Ram Lal Bansal to the custody of Intelligence Officer-cum-Inspector of Narcotic Control Bureau till January 25 “for being produced in the court of Special Judge at Coimbatore”.

2 employees remanded for taking bribe
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — Remanding the general manager and another officer of Modern Food (India) Limited, accused of demanding a commission of 15 paise per bread, to judicial custody till January 31, the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge-cum-Special Judge for CBI cases, Mr S. S. Lamba, today rejected their bail pleas.

Directive to govts on bachat land
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Punjab and Haryana governments, apart from the Chandigarh Administration to distribute the bachat land of villages among proprietors with a view to avoiding litigation.

Verdict on Ravi Inder case today
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — Orders on Punjab Legislative Assembly Member Ravi Inder Singh's appeal against the dismissal of an application seeking stay on his expulsion from the Shiromani Akali Dal will be pronounced by UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr B.S. Bedi, tomorrow.


Participants at music fest dwindle
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — The cultural festival at the local DAV College presents a heartening picture of students maintaining a link with the traditional music forms during changed times.

Novita wins science paper contest
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — Novita of the Dev Samaj College for Education, Sector 36, won the Science Paper Reading Contest on the second day here today of the three-day Inter-College Cultural Meet being held at the Government College of Education, Sector 20-D. Anureet Sibia and Sangeeta Singh, both of the Government College for Education, Sector 20, won the second and third positions, respectively.

Army School celebrates annual day
Chandi Mandir Jan 15 — Excellence Through Mass Participation was the theme of the annual-day function of the Army School, Chandi Mandir, organised at Manekshaw Auditorium here today.

Renovated theatre opened
PANCHKULA Jan 20 — The Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, inaugurated a completely renovated Suraj Theatre in Sector 1 here today. The audience was shown glimpses of a Hindi film — Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani — on the occasion.


Heart clinic’s unique anniversary
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — The Clinic and Heart Station, Sector 22, which has been providing varied advanced diagnostic services to the residents of the city, today celebrated its 20th anniversary in a unique way.

Roadways staff get eyes checked
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — More than 190 patients, mostly drivers and other staff members of Haryana Roadways, got their eyes examined at a free camp, organised by the State Bank of India, Lions Club, Chandigarh, and District Blindness Control Society here on January 16.

300 given Hepatitis-B injections
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — As many as 300 students of Government College for Girls, Sector 42, were given Hepatitis-B injections at a camp organised by Lions Club Vishal, Mani Majra, Model Town and Midtown jointly with the college.


DAV-8 enters handball final
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, 18-12, in a semi-final of the boys' handball matches in the UT Inter-School Tournaments, here today.

Taran, Pikka win medal round
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — Taran S. Singh and Pikka P. Singh returned the best gross scores to emerge winners in the silver and bronze division, respectively, in the Ladies Medal Round played at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Thursday.


White Paper on MCC's finances demanded
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — Major political parties, while criticising the water tariff hike and grant of telephone allowance to the councillors of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC), have demanded a White Paper on the financial status of the civic body.

Haryana reinstates Estate Officer
PANCHKULA Jan 20 — The Haryana Government reinstated the Estate Officer, Haryana Urban Development Authority, Mr N.K. Singla, with immediate effect today evening. The letter issued to him stated that he had been reinstated without prejudice to disciplinary proceedings against him.

Highway to be beautified
ZIRAKPUR Jan 20 — The Deputy Commissioner of Patiala, Mr Jasbir Singh Bir, today held a meeting of the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat and the Punjab Public Works Department (National Highway), to chalk out a plan to beautify the stretch of the Chandigarh-Ambala highway that falls in the panchayat's jurisdiction.

Demolitions flayed
CHANDIGARH Jan 20 — The demolition of the illegal alterations and additions by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in Sector 61 here yesterday has come in for severe criticism at the hands of residents.

PUDA demolishes encroachments
SAS Nagar Jan 20 — The PUDA authorities launched an anti-encroachment drive here today.

Sra takes charge today
SAS Nagar Jan 20 — Dr Karamjit Singh Sra, Deputy Director, Local Government, Ludhiana, will take over as Administrator of the local Municipal Council here tomorrow.


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