Saturday, October 7, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Tricksters can snatch your cash in a jiffy
, Oct 6 — A middle-aged man was about to sit in his car when a beggar girl tapped at his arm while crying. The man looked up to the girl, who pointed towards another object. Taken in by her innocence, he looked towards the direction in which she was pointing. Within seconds a boy, aged no more than 10, snatched a bag containing Rs 70,000 from his other hand and ran away.

Tiny-tots celebrate Dasehra
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — Tiny-tots of different schools in Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula celebrated Dasehra with enthusiasm today.

Offices wear deserted look
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6— Festival spirit prevailed in many government offices in the city on the eve of Dashera here today. The festive mood was visible as officers as well as other employees in some offices were either on leave or were not there . Visits and telephone calls to some offices proved to be an exercise in futility as the only response was to come or call up next week.

Jacob greets people on Dasehra
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — The Punjab Governor, Lt-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), today called upon people to wage a collective war against evil in society as initiated by Maryada Purushotam Lord Rama.

85-yr-old man gets RI in rape case
, Oct 6 — Eightyfive-year-old Roshan Lal, a resident of Burail, was sentenced to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment today by UT Additional District and Session Judge in a rape case.



Sub-post office in state of neglect
PANCHKULA, Oct 6 — The Gurukul sub-post office is functioning from a ramshackle building, with inadequate staff, along the Ambala-Kalka National Highway at Old Panchkula for the past many decades.

Contraceptive trials: why the delay?
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — Permission for using the rhesus monkey to experiment on a male contraceptive has been hanging fire for many months with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Nada Sahib clash: panel to submit report on Oct 12
, Oct 6 — While a rough draft of proposals has been prepared in connection with the clash at Nada Sahib Gurdwara, the two-member committee constituted for the purpose will give its verdict on October 12. The new date was decided at a meeting of the committee with the Deputy Commissioner, Mr SK Monga, this evening.

Security beefed up for Dasehra
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — There will be metal detectors to frisk visitors, CID men and anti-sabotage checks as the city celebrates Dasehra at 26 places tomorrow. Dasehras celebrations have been divided into two categories for security purposes.

City gears up for festival season
PANCHKULA, Oct 6 — Colourful buntings and streamers, posters screaming sales and discounts on show windows of shops, packed parkings in sector markets and blaring horns are all indications of the beginning of the festive season.

Curious children look at the erection of the effigies of Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhkarna with the help of a recovery van at Sector 32 in Chandigarh on the eve of Dasehra.
Curious children look at the erection of the effigies of Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhkarna with the help of a recovery van at Sector 32 in Chandigarh on the eve of Dasehra. — A Tribune photograph

Puja celebrations in full swing
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — With community puja pandals turning out to be mass meeting grounds, the stalls at Sree Sree Sarbajaneen Durga Puja at the Sector 31 junction here are attracting many.

It was Musharraf, not Ravana
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — Members of the Chetna Manch celebrated the Dasehra festival in a different way by burning the effigies of Ravana of today’s world like Veerappan, Musharraf and petroleum price hike at Piazza in Sector 17, here today.

Air Cmdr visits Sainik Board
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — Air Commodore I.S. Chhatwal, AVSM, SC, VM, Secretary, Kendriya Sainik Board, paid an official visit to the city and the Directorate of Sainik Welfare, Punjab, here today. This was his first visit to the UT and Punjab.

Prof O.N. Nagi honoured
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — Prof O.N. Nagi, Head, Orthopaedic Department, PGI, was presented the prestigious Dr P.N. Raju Oration Award of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) by Dr C.P. Thakur, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, in Delhi today.

PGI finance panel flayed
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — The newly-elected executive body of the PGI Employees Union has criticised the attitude of the PGI standing finance committee regarding demands and grievances of the non-faculty staff of the institute.

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Child dies in mishap
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — A four-year-old child was killed in a road accident here this afternoon. The child, Ankur, along with his parents, was travelling on a scooter when a bus (CH-03-6349) hit the scooter on the road dividing Sectors 36 and 37 this afternoon. The bus driver fled from the spot leaving behind the bus. The child was rushed to the PGI where he died. The police has registered a case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC.

Car taken away in dramatic way
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — A Zen owned by a Sector 42 resident was taken away at gun point, just 500 metres away from his home, in a dramatic fashion by two youth around 10 p.m. yesterday.

2 MC men booked for modesty outrage bid
SAS NAGAR, Oct 6 — In a new turn to the case of harassment of a woman employee of the local municipal council at the hands of a clerk and a junior assistant in the civic body’s office, the local police has registered a First Information Report (FIR) against the two men for outraging the modesty of the woman.


Online shopping fails to take off
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — All efforts of the enthusiasts have not succeeded in making online shopping popular in the city, and the customers continue to prefer the system that makes for direct contact with the seller. The e-centres, have, therefore, not been able to do much business, and many of them are facing closure.


Colleges to recover extra salaries 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — On the basis of a notification issued by the Director Public Instruction (Colleges) to government colleges in Chandigarh, some of these colleges will recover the extra salaries paid to lecturers.

Action against PEC students proposed 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — The executive council of Punjab Engineering College has proposed strict disciplinary action against students indulging in mass-bunk.


Bail granted in power theft case 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — The UT Judicial Magistrate (Ist Class) today granted bail to Lakhbir Singh in a power stealing case. The local Electricity Department had lodged a complaint against Lakhbir Singh, a resident of Burail village for stealing power. The case against the accused had been registered under Section 397 of the Indian Penal Code and 39 of the Indian Electrical Act.

DC told to produce vehicles’ sale record
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Deputy Commissioner of Ambala, Ram Niwas, to produce the entire record regarding the sale of eight vehicles which were in police custody under Section 26 of the Police Act and had been sold dubiously.


Works that bring cold lines to life 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — That S.K. Sahni has been the keeper at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, is reason enough to suggest that he will be inclined towards art. Eighteen of his works will be on show at the IndusInd Bank Art Gallery till October 14.

Reflection of times in varied moulds 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — When vibrant minds are at work, ideas seem to flow even out of nothingness. And when handled by an artist’s deft hands, these ideas write history. A similar sensitivity of ideas will be on display at the Art Gallery of the Government College of Arts, Sector 10, from yesterday, as 13 artists with diverse backgrounds assemble to give a collective reflection to their innate desires — their past pangs, their artistic dissection of the present and their hopes from the future.

Galaxy of stars to visit city 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — For the first time in city, a galaxy of stars from different fields of performing arts will get together at a show due to be organised at the local Press Club by Indian Arts, an association of journalists and connoisseurs of art and music.


Dev Samaj annex basketball title 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 6 — Hosts IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, defeated Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, 42-34 to win the basketball title in the Ishwar Shriman basketball tournament here today.


Dasehra venue row resolved: Admn
SAS NAGAR, Oct 6 — Even as the local Fire Department has expressed its reservations over holding the Dasehra celebrations adjacent to the site of tents for holding the shows of Amar Circus in Phase 8 here, the local administration today claimed to have resolved the impasse between the local Dasehra Committee and the management of Amar Circus over holding the Dasehra celebrations.Top

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