Saturday, September 23, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Contractors allege discrimination
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — A confrontation is likely between the Chandigarh Administration and the electrical contractors, who carry out work for the Administration against tenders.

200 structures demolished
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — Continuing with its anti-encroachment drive, the enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) today carried out a major anti-encroachment drive in Badheri village and razed over 200 concrete structures from outside the shops besides removing over 100 tin sheds.

Jacob’s directive on sewerage connections
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — In a significant decision on the issue of charging 33 per cent of market value as unearned income upon sale of concessional defence quota plots, the UT Administrator, Lieut Gen JFR Jacob has asked to Estate Officer to consider the sewerage connection issued before 1993 as completion certificate.

Bhatti joins BBC in world’s largest leprosy campaign
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — After winning over the nation with his knack of saying it all in satires, the flop show man from the city is now all set to hit the international media market. With the submission of the print of a 30 minute film on leprosy to the BBC World Service Trust about a week ago, Jaspal Bhatti becomes the proud man whose production will be a part of the world’s largest media campaign against lepsory which is being jointly engineered by the BBC in collaboration with the Government of India.

Fatehpur resident ‘tortured’ by police
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — A 60-year-old resident of Fatehpur village near Kurali was allegedly picked by the Kurali police and subjected to torture before being admitted to General Hospital in Sector 16 here today.





CITCO told to speed up work on IT towers
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — The Union Ministry of Information Technology will share its expertise and co-operate with the Chandigarh Administration to set up an ‘e-governance’ project in the city.

Fix time for release of NOC: Cong
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — The Block Congress Committee (I) has demanded that funds generated from Mani Majra should be utilised for the development of the township only.

Blood Donation Day on Oct 1
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — Blood Donation Day will be observed on October 1, to generate awareness among the masses about the significance of blood donation programmes. This will help in obtaining adequate quantity of quality blood from voluntary donors.

University not enthused by UGC guidelines
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — With the number of working women on the rise, cases of sexual harassment are doubtlessly on the rise too. Most of these are not reported till something blatant happens publicly or the victim, man or woman, decides to take things seriously.

Focus on women’s sexual harassment
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — The Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, organised a seminar on Sexual harassment of women at work places today. This seminar was organised on the occasion of the inauguration of a 10-day NSS camp in the college.

‘Lead a life of contemplation, reflection’
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — Ideally, when a man reaches the end of a journey, he should experience a sense of elation. However, instead of feeling happy and contented with a life well lived, he feels dejected. All this, knowing well that each and everyone, on this earth has to go empty-handed. 

Redress grievances: SPCW
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Women led a delegation of Istri Samajak Sudhar Sabha, Milk Colony, Dhanas and met the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (South), Mr Ganesh Bhandari, here today.

Pachnanda was a man of distinction
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — Brigadiar Kapil Dev Pachnanda, who raised the 11 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, is no more. He passed away on September 17.

Making waves, and striving for more
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — When in 1995, Rajeev Kumar decided to try his hands at a giant bicycle, he did not know that he would achieve what he was aspiring for. With a 6.2 feet bycycle to his credit, the 19-year-old stands tall with pride.

Make women literate, stress experts
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — There is a need to perceive various problems faced by women and deal with them effectively, said Mrs Neeru Nanda, Secretary, Department of Social Welfare, while speaking at a seminar on “Role of education and literacy in the development of the girl child”, here today.


Rape bid: case registered
KHARAR, Sept 22 — The police has registered a case against a resident of Behlolpur village on the charge of attempt to rape a 22 years old married woman.

Fraud case: union leaders summoned
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — Union Leaders of the State Bank of India Staff Associaton had been summoned to appear before the court on October 11 by the UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ashok Kumar in a case of fraud and forgery.

Sector 24 woman commits suicide
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — A resident of Sector 24 reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself.


Supplementary exams from Sept 27
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — Supplementary examination for undergraduate and postgraduate classes of Panjab University are scheduled to commence from September 27.

Teachers’ union chief quits
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — Feeling let down following the debacle of leaders in the Panjab University Senate elections, Dr Jagwant Singh, president of the local unit of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union, today submitted his resignation.

Board plans model paper on Net
SAS NAGAR, Sept 22 — To access information about the Punjab School Education Board at the click of a mouse, the board has tied up with a company providing information on the Internet. Initially, information relating to the examinations conducted by the board for different classes would be available by the end of next month.

Merry moments at PU boys’ hostels 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — Freshers’ parties at the boys’ hostels of Panjab University proved to be fine moments of merry making here today.


Haryana land takeover order quashed
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — In a judgment assailing the conduct of the state of Haryana in grabbing land measuring 85 kanals and 4 marlas in Hisar as abuse of power, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashed the notification under the Land Acquisition Act as it was not published in accordance with the provisions of Sections 4 and 6 of the Act and held it did not conform with the requirements of the law.

RI for selling adulterated sauce
PANCHKULA, Sept 22 — The Panchkula Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ved Pal Sharma, has sentenced a vendor Mohammad Umar, accused of keeping adulterated sauce, to one year rigorous imprisonment, besides imposing a fine of Rs 1000. In case of default in payment, he has been directed to further undergo RI for three months.

Ex-sarpanch’s arrest stayed
r Justice S.S. Nijjar of the High Court stayed the arrest of Mr Charanjit Singh, a former sarpanch of Hoshiarpur Nagar village in Amritsar district, in FIR No. 77 dated July 8, registered at Gharinda police station in Amritsar.

Plea to recall order
he Haryana Pollution Control Board (HPCB) moved an application in the High Court for recall of its order passed on September 19, in the Haryana Organics case for ordering unsealing the premises of the company and restoring electricity.

NRI declared proclaimed offender 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — A city court has declared Harpreet Singh, presently residing in Canada, a proclaimed offender, on the charges of harassing his wife for bringing inadequate dowry and criminal breach of trust.

  • Remand for two

  • Case adjourned

  • One acquitted

  • Woman gets bail



Majesty of hills brought alive in frames
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — Imagination and reality hang between the magical strokes of the artist’s brush. And even as one wonders over how inspiring nature can get, the fragrance of amaltas and cassia painted in oil on the canvass becomes fresh to the senses.


Pathologists’ meet on Sept 30
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — A conference of pathologists and microbiologists of north zone will be held on September 30 at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.



Bhatia to act as observer 
CHANDIGARH, Sept 22 — DV Bhatia, an Ex -IAS officer and vice-president of the Gymnastics Federation of India today left for Sydney to act as observer for the gymnastics event at the Olympics which will continue up to September 29 as a nominee of GFI.

Audit & Accounts badminton tourney 

  • Wrestling championship

  • SNOSA b’ball championships


175 complaints taken up at khula darbar
PANCHKULA, Sept 22 — As many as 175 complaints about water, electricity, soil erosion, construction of houses under Indira Vikas Yojna, link roads and compensation for the rain victims were taken up in a khula darbar organised by the district administration on Thursday.


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