Thursday, September 21, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Fee on land sale deeds hiked
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — The Revenue Department has substantially hiked the minimum fee for the registration of land sale deed falling in over 280 villages of the SAS Nagar and Kharar subdivisions. The hike varying between 7 per cent and 60 per cent has became effective from last Monday.

Hike in land sale deeds may create problems
KHARAR, Sept 20 — The hike in the minimum rates at which the land sale deeds falling in the Kharar sub-division would be registered has not only increased financial burden on the purchaser but created many new problems for him.

Gujral wants to concentrate on work
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — The UT Home Secretary, Mr Raminder Singh Gujral, today shut himself away from inquisitive mediapersons in view of the unseemly controversy surrounding his personal life.

Festive mood on freshers night
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — Mujhe mast moharan jeene de was the mood tonight in every girl’s hostel of Panjab University celebrating their ‘freshers’ night’, welcoming the new comers to the hostels. Other than this popular song from ‘Fiza’ which was played in each one of the four hostels, girls danced to the famous hindi pop number ‘piya piya’ and sang old traditional Punjabi songs right from piche piche aanda, peer tere jaan di, lambi judai to dama dum mast kalandar giving a festive mood to the whole university.

‘Finish work on highways in time, or face action’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — States which do not manage to finish work on national highways within the specified time frame will face action as allocations on national highways in their jurisdiction will be reduced or maintained at a par, while states doing well will be getting more funds, said Mr Hukumdeo Narayan Yadav, Union Minister of State for Surface Transport, while talking to mediapersons here today.


NDA policies destructive: Chandra Shekhar
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — The former Prime Minister, Mr Chandra Shekhar, today campaigned in favour of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal candidate, Mr Prem Singh Chandumajra, who is contesting the Sunam byelection to the state Vidhan Sabha.

“Discos’ time limit should be extended”
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — Chandigarh Administrations’s decision to allow dancing shows to twirl all over the polished floors in discotheques till midnight has brought a smile on the faces of teenyboppers, set free by parents but kept under check by the police.

The startling world of radioactivity
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — Valuable scientific facts about radioactivity, the concept which revolutionised scientific thought as well as the entire concept of civilisation, are mounted on the walls of the Alliance Francaise Art gallery in Sector 36. The exhibition which has been put up by the art gallery in active collaboration with the French Atomic Energy Committee, offers a comprehensive insight into what radioactivity is all about. The exhibition marks the centenary celebrations of the discovery of the concept.

Rai launches Nigehbaan
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — Nigehbaan, the quarterly magazine of the Chandigarh police was launched by the UT Adviser, Ms Vineeta Rai, at a brief ceremony at the conference hall of the UT Secretariat here this morning.

Now it is underweight detergent pack
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — A packet of detergent purchased by a city resident is lighter than the specified weight - 878 grams instead of 1 kg as printed on it.

Suraksha samiti’s memo to Jacob
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — A padyatra, started by activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Suraksha Samiti in protest against the alleged soft attitude of the Centre and the Punjab Government towards militants and the harassment of police personnel, who played a major role during the militancy, reached the city today.

Mali beaten up
ZIRAKPUR, Sept 20 — Mr Ram Kumar, a mali working in the Tribune Model Gram, Bartana, was allegedly beaten up by some unidentified persons.

  • Let cyclists also wear helmets

  • Blatant violation

  • Dead telephones


Five arrested on assault charges
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — In separate incidents, the police has arrested five persons, including a woman, on the charges of assault and trespassing.

Criminal case against Tehsildar
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — The Haryana State Vigilance Bureau today slapped a criminal case on Gurvant Singh Virk, Tehsildar at Panchkula and certain other persons under Sections 420, 467, 468 and 120-B for allegedly conspiring with Ajay Kumar, a registry clerk, to distort the revenue record for unlawful gains.

One killed in mishap
PANCHKULA, Sept 20 — Mr Pradeep Goel, a car driver, was killed on the spot in an accident between a Canter and a car near the Ramgarh bus stand yesterday.

Child’s body given to parents
KHARAR, Sept 20 — The body of an eight-year-old child, Ranjit Singh, alias Sonu, of Khizrabad village in Kharar subdivision, who was strangulated to death after sodomy allegedly by his servant was handed over to members of his family today after a post-mortem. 

Problems in long-distance phone calls hit traders
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — City residents are facing problems in getting through long distance telephones to cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta. This is resulting in loss of business for thousands of manufacturing units and traders in the city and neighbouring townships of Panchkula, S.A.S. Nagar, Baddi and Barotiwala, besides causing problems for people wanting to talk to friends and relatives.


NIPER to be dedicated to nation
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) is one of the two centres in the world accredited by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for conducting bio-equivalence studies of the fixed dose combinations of anti-tuberculosis drugs.

PU highs amidst the chaos
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — During times of political hubbub in Panjab University, an academic achievement comes in as a ray of hope for the future of the institution. Prof S.K.Kulkarni, Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in a noticeable achievement has been unanimously elected as the president of the Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association recently. Professor Kulkarni will preside over the 53rd session of the Indian Pharmaceutical Congress scheduled for December 2001.

Judicial remand for four
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — Four persons involved in a murder case were sent to judicial remand today by the UT Judicial Magistrate (Ist Class) till October 3.


PGI told to fix CT scan rates with pvt operators
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — The Union Health Ministry has directed the PGI authorities to negotiate with the private CT scan operators in the city and fix CT scan rates for the patients of the PGI, so that they do not pay exorbitant charges, it is learnt.

Polytechnic students, staff donate blood
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — As many as 130 units of blood were collected by a team of doctors of the P.G.I., at a camp organised by staff and students of Central Polytechnic, Sector 26, here today. The camp, in association with the Lions Club, Shivalik, was inaugurated by Mr Ashok Sangwan, Director, Technical Education.

Informatics in all medical colleges soon
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — Keeping in view the increasing application of Information Technology in medicine, the Union Ministry of Health, as part of the tele-education project, plans to establish the facility of medical informatics in all medical colleges of the country.


Ishani declared best gymnast
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — Ishani of KB DAV Centenary Public School, Sector 7, was the star performer in the girl’s gymnastics event of the Mahatama Hansraj Gymnastics Tournament for the Chandigarh and Panchkula zone held at Sports Complex, Sector 7. Ishani was also declared the allround gymnast.

Preparations for hockey meet in full swing
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — Preparations for the Asian School Hockey Meet, going to be held from October 17 to 24 at Ludhiana, are in full swing, with trials for the Indian school hockey probables fixed for September 23 and 24 at Polo Grounds, Patiala.

Pandove bereaved

Women not to be summoned to police stations
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — To reduce the problems faced by women, accused or complainant, no women will be summoned to police stations for questioning in the city. Similarly, no person below the age of 15 will be brought to police stations.

Department showcases staff talent
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — It was yet another evening which will remain fresh in the memory, atleast for some time to come. The occasion was a celebration organised by the office of the Principal Accountant General (A and E) Punjab, under the title of Tarannum.

Advertisement tax bylaws recommended
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) today recommended advertisement tax bylaws. Once approved by the House of the MCC, the advertisements and hoardings will be regulated in the city and fetch handsome amounts for the civic body.

Housing society flays HUDA
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — The Haryana Group Housing Promoters and Builders Federation today alleged that general public was losing interest in the HUDA group housing societies due to several reasons like inordinate delay in the possession and development of construction projects and the imposition of exorbitant membership transfer fee.

14 policemen reinstated
CHANDIGARH, Sept 20 — As many as 14 officials have been reinstated in the police department without any prejudice to the outcome of pending departmental enquiries.

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