Friday, September 22, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Sector 38 murder case: kin arrested

CHANDIGARH, Sept 21 — It was the lure of easy money that led a man and his nephew to murder their kin in cold blood. The blind murder was solved within a week of the commission of the crime.

Nirmal Singh and Satwinder Singh, accused of murdering an old woman of Sector 38, being brought to the Sector 39 police station in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

A ray of hope for disabled
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21 — Forty-year-old Bahadur Ali, a resident of Uri district in Kashmir, made a living from a measly Rs 50 a day and somehow made both ends meet. About eight months back, his life changed. For the worse. He was unfortunate enough to walk into a landmine. Two days later, when he gained consciousness in a hospital, he was informed by doctors that one of his leg, below the knee, had been amputated.

Post not jinxed, says former Home Secretary
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21 — Former UT Home Secretary Anuradha Gupta today said that her name was being needlessly drawn into news items by a section of the media while reporting that the post of UT Home Secretary has been embroiled in controversy or it was jinxed.

Spurious drugs a ‘major problem’
SAS NAGAR, Sept 21 — The sale of spurious and substandard drugs in the country has become a major problem and efforts will be made to provide good quality drugs, Mr Suresh P. Prabhu, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, said here today.

  Yuvraj SinghCity elated as Yuvraj makes it to Indian squad
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21 — Eighteen-year-old left-handed all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, made it into the Indian cricket team today, that will play in the ICC Cup tournament in Kenya next month.

SDM’s driver booked
PANCHKULA, Sept 21 — The police has booked, Mangat Ram, driver of the Kalka Sub Divisional Magistrate for producing fake documents for getting promotion. According to sources, the accused was reportedly working as a peon and had studied up to class IV. He allegedly produced fake certificates of class VIII and was promoted as a driver by the department.


Biwis no 2 on the rise in city
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21— Bigamy cases in the city could be rare but their number is definitely increasing say by day. An example perhaps of the changing social ethos, feel social scientists. Statistics-wise, last year the Chandigarh police registered three such cases. This year, with still about five months to go, four cases of bigamy have already been registered.

‘India-China can be world power’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21 —India and China on a common front will definitely be a world power to reckon with and would definitely emerge as the strongest power point of the sub-continent.

Encroachers remove pharis voluntarily
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21 — After warnings by the authorities concerned, the vendors of Sector 22-D removed their “pharis” voluntarily here today. A team of the enforcement staff led by the Anti-Encroachment Magistrate, Mr H S Sohal, and Mr Ashwani Kumar, Assistant Commissioner-II and Secretary of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, today descended on the “phari” market opposite the Kiran cinema and asked the vendors to remove the encroachments.

Param Jit Kumar’s death anniversary
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21 — The first death anniversary of Param Jit Kumar, founder-chairman of the National Unity and Security Council, was largely-attended at the Mansa Devi Temple complex today.


Clue to murder found
KHARAR, Sept 21 — The police has got a clue to the murder and looting incident which took place in Kharar on May 30 and hopes to solve the case soon.

3 held with liquor
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21 — The police has arrested three persons, including a woman, and recovered 42 bottles and 100 pouches of liquor from their possession.


DPI backtracks on UGC scheme
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21 — A circular of the office of the Director, Public Instructions, has left college teachers, particularly in private institutions of Punjab, high and dry with regard to the benefits of a recently announced scheme for further studies.

Talent hunt contest results
DERA BASSI, Sept 21 — The two-day talent hunt competitions organised by the local Government Degree College concluded on Wednesday.

Various contests, including poem recitation, debate, shabad gayan, ghazal Singing, skits, fancy dress, bhangra, cartoon and poster making and rangoli, were conducted during the competition.

NCC camp ends with campfire
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21 — A jovial campfire marked the conclusion of the 12-day combined annual training camp of No.1 Chandigarh NCC Air Squadron, organised at Air Force High Grounds here today.

Smooth start to school board exams
SAS NAGAR, Sept 21 — No untoward incident was reported on the first day of the supplementary examinations for the Classes X and XII conducted by the Punjab School Education Board at over 160 centres in the state.

18 colleges taking part in Crochet
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21— Crochet, a three-day music competition, began at Punjab Engineering College here today. Contestants from more than 18 colleges of the city and adjoining areas are participating invarious music contests

Judge directed to probe ‘kidnapping’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21: Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, today directed the District and Sessions Judge, Karnal, to get the allegations probed by a Judicial Magistrate made in a habeas corpus petition filed by Mr Mahabir Sharma and three others of Karnal district and the allegations made by police officials. The case involved the alleged kidnapping of some ex-employees of Ravinder Paper Mills, Karnal. The Judge directed the report to be submitted within two months.

Bail in forged document case
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21 — Ashok Kumar of Haryana was granted anticipatory bail today by the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.C. Godara in a forged document case.


Fish can be quality food: expert
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21 — Fish has immense potential for being a quality food provider for masses. Co-operative movement in the marine and inland sectors needed to be strengthened to gear up the current setting,” said Dr S.Z. Qasim, a former member of the Planning Commission , in his presidential address at the inauguration of a three-day science congress on “ Indian Fisheries: Challenges Ahead” at Panjab University, here today.

Nirankari elected PGI Employees’ Union chief 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21 — The elections for the new executive members of the PGI Employees Union, which were held today after nearly three years, concluded amidst high drama with some members of one of the groups claiming that the group boycotted the poll.


AG badminton meet from today
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21 — “The Accountant General (A&E), Haryana, will strengthen its women’s badminton team by recruiting two more talented players’’, remarked Ms Versha Verma, Deputy Accountant General (Administration), at AG office, Haryana, here today. She said earlier the AG office Haryana with a total strength of nearly 900 employees at different levels, had absorbed sportspersons in cricket, hockey, volleyball, badminton all for men. She said till now they were having only one girl in badminton.

Hansraj School lift badminton titles
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21 — Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, Panchkula, displayed their prowess when they romped home with both boys, and girls, badminton titles in the Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Zonal Badminton Tournament, which concluded today at Community centre, Sector 7, Panchkula.

IT panel meets today
CHANDIGARH, Sept 21 — The quarterly Advisory Committee on Information Technology will meet tomorrow to discuss the position of various IT-related projects in the city. These include review of the coming up of IT towers, the IT college, laying of the optical fibre backbone and overall implementation of the IT policy.


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