Tuesday, September 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



MLA hostel rent hiked after 34 yrs
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — A five fold increase in room rent to be further hiked 16-fold by April 1, 2004 , has been ordered by the Chandigarh Administration for the Punjab and Haryana MLA Hostels here.

Nodal officer scheme pays dividends
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — The nodal officer scheme of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC), started on July 10 this year, has evoked good response with a large number of city residents complying with the notices issued by the civic body.

Villagers use ‘death track’ as short cut
DERA BASSI, Sept 4 — Hundreds of students, villagers and commuters of over 12 villages have no option but to take a short cut over 1-km-long railway bridge in absence of any link to Mubarikpur village, 2 km from here.

Death track being used as short cut
In the absence of a road, students of villages near Mubarikpur have no option but to take a shortcut over the 1 km-long railway bridge near Dera Bassi. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

  Fraud case registered against city resident
PANCHKULA, Sept 4 — The Haryana Housing Board has registered a case of fraud against Chander Mohan, a resident of Chandigarh, for submitting a false affidavit in 1989. The affidavit stating the accused to be a major at the time of transfer of a property in Sector 11 has been taken as the basis.

Changing face of teacher-pupil bond
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4— Celebrated with great fanfare in at the school level, Teacher's Day holds little charm for colleges and university teachers and students. The lack of enthusiasm stems from growing indifference between the two and the changing face of the pupil-teacher bond.


Celebrating Teachers' Day in true spirit
“WHICH Indian President’s birth anniversary is celebrated on September 5 as Teachers' Day?” asks Amitabh Bachchan in the TV serial “Kaun Banega Crorepati”. Neither sure nor confident, the young contestant says Dr S. Radhakrishnan hesitatingly. To her delight, her answer is correct and she wins a handsome amount. Her less than sure answer, however, indicated the declining sense of pride with which we used to celebrate this day of national importance.

Panchayat seeks inquiry into demolitions
SAS NAGAR, Sept 4 — The panchayat of Jhujjhar Nagar has sought an enquiry into the demolitions carried out by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) in the village. The demand was made at a protest rally organised at the village here today. Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, General Secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee also addressed the participants.

Thikri pehras in Kharar villages soon
KHARAR, Sept 4 — In order to review the law and order situation, a meeting of civil and police officers of Kharar subdivision, including, Mr Devinder Singh, SDM, Kharar, and Mr Rupinder Singh, DSP, Kharar, was held here today.

Chhat Bir to breed vultures
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 The majestic bird, vulture, which is facing a serious threat of extinction and has become almost an exotic species in the country for the past couple of years, will welcome the visitors in an enclosure of Chhat Bir Zoo, about 12 km from here, soon.

40 Principals meet DSP
SAS NAGAR, Sept 4 — As many as 40 principals of different schools in the town and its periphery attended a meeting called by the Deputy Superintendent of Police, City, Mr SS Gill, to review measures being taken by the school authorities to prevent cases of kidnapping of school-going children. The meeting was held at the Phase 1 police station here today.

Ram Darbar residents set example
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — Residents of the Ram Darbar Colony today set an example for the other encroachers when they helped the enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh to remove encroachments from outside their houses.

Erratic power supply in Bartana
ZIRAKPUR, Sept 4 — Frequent power cuts for the past one month are being faced by the residents of this township. All thanks to the Punjab State Electricity Board which has forced them to burn kerosene and candles to light their houses.

Jacob inaugurates dispensary’s building
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — The UT Administrator, Lt-Gen J. F. R. Jacob (retd) today inaugurated the new building of the civil dispensary at Mauli Jagran. Till now, the dispensary had been functioning from two rooms in a primary school.

Jaitley to visit city on Sept 6
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — The Union Law Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley, will visit Chandigarh on September 6 to inaugurate the new office premises of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal at the Sector 9 Kendriya Sadan.

Fire in cloth shop
SAS NAGAR, Sept 4 — Cloth worth lakhs of rupees was burnt in a fire which broke out in a cloth shop in Phase V market on Sunday.


Family alleges police harassment
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — A Burail village family was allegedly taken to the Sector 34 police station and falsely charged for creating nuisance, even though they were the complainants in the case.

4 booked under Gambling Act
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — The police has arrested four persons — Nirmal, Vishnu Thapa, Sucha Singh and Ram Singh — on the charges of gambling at a public place. They have been booked under Sections 13/3/67 of the Gambling Act.

Murder case: police remand for 2
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — Two persons, Ravi and Satpal, were sent to police remand today by UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) till September 6 in a murder case.


Course on pharma dossier begins
SAS NAGAR, Sept 4 — A three-week intensive course on “Preparation and assessment of pharmaceutical registration dossier”, sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs, started at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research ( NIPER) here today. As many as 17 representatives of pharmacy boards and drug administrations of the Commonwealth and African countries are participating in the training course.


14 teachers to get award today
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — Ecstatic, that's how most of the teachers described their feelings after recognition of years of dedicated efforts put in by them in their service.The real reward, is though, most of the teachers feel is the success of their students, however, an award for their services will definitely act as a motivator.

Panjab University Senate poll
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — Elections to three ordinary Fellows to the Panjab University Senate from the professional and technical college lecturers constituency were held today. These include medical, engineering, home science and B.Ed colleges affiliated to Panjab University.

Sanskrit gives identity to Indians: Pathak
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — A three-day seminar on Sanskrit started at the Panjab University’s ICSSR complex today. The seminar organised by the Department of Sanskrit Panjab University, was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.N. Pathak.

PCCTU plans telegram campaign
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union has decided to start a telegram campaign on the occasion of Teachers Day. The PCCTU’s President, Mr KPS Sodhi, said in a press note that the telegram, which is being sent to the Chief Justice of India and the President of India, states that the Punjab Government is denying justice to teachers by not implementing its own act.

Teachers to court arrest today
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — A large number of teachers drawn from 172 non-government-aided and unaided colleges of Punjab and UT will court-arrest tomorrow outside the office of the Human Resource Development Ministry at 11 a.m. This was stated by Mr Charanjit Chawla, general secretary, Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union, in a press note released here today.

Dr R.K. Bahl is human rights don
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — Dr R.K. Behl, a former Principal of Government College, Sector 11, here, Director of the State Institute of Education for many years, a member of the Consumer Court and a Gandhian philosopher, has been honoured with professorship by the Indian Institute of Human Rights.

e-commerce training centre opens
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — The Indian Institute of Hardware Technology (IIHT) opened its first e-commerce training and service centre in Chandigarh on Monday. The IIHT centre, named INSET focuses on software export technology and offers a job guarantee on a stamp paper to its students.


Anticipatory bail rejected
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — The UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr S.K. Goel, today rejected the anticipatory bail of a Sangrur resident Naresh Kumar in case of cheating and criminal conspiracy. The complainant, Vijay Kumar, alleged that accused, Naresh Kumar, had sold hundred shares of a pharmaceutical company worth Rs 28,893 to him, but shares could not transferred in his name. He further alleged that the accused had not returned his money.

Bar condemns attack on Judge
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — The District Bar Association, today, condemned the attack on woman Judge Shalini Singh by a lawer, Ishwer Singh at Kaithal district courts, in a meeting held here today.


A rich feast of traditional crafts
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — There is nothing glittery and glamourous about the exhibition which opened at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan here yesterday. For once, the show is all about the real folk talent of India and its power to play with rare mediums ranging from jute and waste cotton to china stone and coke stone.

Where tehzeeb takes a backseat
Unfortunately, the word along with its meaning, appears to have become obsolete for many of us, today. Take the case of our City Beautiful, one often laments: “This place is devoid of any culture, Yahan to koi tehzeeb naam ki cheez hee nahin hai!


Dispensary sans BP apparatus !
MULLANPUR GARIBDAS, Sept 4 — Broken doors and window panes, leaking roofs and shortage of furniture at mini primary health centres no longer make news. But a PHC sans electricity connection, emergency medicines, sterilised gloves and a blood pressure measuring instrument should be a matter of concern.


Haripur win Kabaddi championship
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — Haripur beat hosts Government Senior Secondary School, Barwala, 26-19 in the men’s section to claim the title of the Panchkula District Kabaddi Championship, which concluded last evening at Barwala, near Panchkula. In the girls’ section, it was Government Girls High School, Jalouli, which defeated Gover-nment Senior Secondary School, Barwala, 18-8. The meet was organised by the District Kabaddi Association, Panchkula.

“Bigger TT balls a good step”
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 —Table tennis players all over the world will have to use 2 mm extra diameter balls from October 1 as compared to 38 mm diameter size. As per the new guidelines announced by the International Table Tennis Federation, the idea is to encourage the rally system which creates and maintain the interest in the spectators.

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