Sunday, October 15, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Student bodies poll in colleges on Oct 20
CHANDIGARH, Oct 14 — City colleges today decided to hold elections to student bodies along with Panjab University on October 20, ending confusion among students.

No Divali Mela in Sec 17 this year
CHANDIGARH, Oct 14 — The annual Divali Mela of Sector 17 will not be held this year. This was decided at a special meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) held here today. Councillors were divided over the issue.

PSEB employee electrocuted
LALRU, Oct 14 — A 45-year-old employee of the Punjab State Electricity Board, Mr Sukhvinder Singh, was electrocuted while repairing high-tension electricity cables of Alamgir sub-station, 2 km from here, on Saturday afternoon.

NHRC asks DGP to look into torture case
CHANDIGARH, Oct 14 — Acting upon a complaint filed by a human rights organisation after a Panchkula teenager allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding train following police torture, the National Human Rights Commission at New Delhi has asked The Haryana Director-General of Police to look into the matter.

Of sacrifices that went unrewarded
CHANDIGARH, Oct 14 — As war widows and dependent parents from the region make their way to the Punjab Regiments ex-servicemen rally scheduled to be held at Chandi Mandir tomorrow, a large number of them have a common woe — benefits and assistance from state governments has not been forthcoming.

Some of the widows and parents of soldiers killed in war, at Chandi Mandir.

Some of the widows and parents of soldiers killed in war, at Chandi Mandir on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 


Women get mehndi applied on their hands for Karva Chauth in Chandigarh.
Women get mehndi applied on their hands for Karva Chauth in Chandigarh.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


Harbhajan’s ‘second wife’ shows up in court
KHARAR, Oct 14 — The case of Harbhajan Singh who had escaped from the police custody with shackles on his leg took a new turn today. 

Consumer forum order to HUDA
PANCHKULA, Oct 14 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum directed the Haryana Urban Development Authority to allot an alternative plot to the complainant in Sector 21 of the city at the original price within one month, Rs 25,000 as compensation, Rs 2000 as cost of proceedings besides 15 per cent interest on amount paid for the plot.



Alternative road to Panchkula soon
CHANDIGARH, Oct 14 — Finally, there is a good news for thousands of daily commuters between Panchkula and Chandigarh. The project for an alternative road, between the city and the township is finally underway.

Stray dog menace on the rise
CHANDIGARH, Oct 14 — As many as 14 persons lost their lives as a result of dog bite in the city and its adjoining areas last year. This year dog bite has so far claimed seven lives.

Traffic park being developed
PANCHKULA, Oct 14 — A traffic park in Sector 12 here is already being developed and a decision to install swings in parks of the other sectors has also been taken by the Haryana Urban Development Authority.

A shagun for women clients
CHANDIGARH, Oct 14 — Karva Chauth — an occasion to touch up your wardrobe. It is time for people to buy a set of clothes to be sent to the married daughter (specially the first time after the wedding) and for the mother-in-law. 

Gurpurab celebrations
SAS NAGAR, Oct 14 — To celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in the town on November 11, the local Gurudwara Coordination Committee has decided to make special arrangements.

Book on aviation released
CHANDIGARH, Oct 14 — Indian Aviation Information and Quiz Book, a useful and exhaustive compilation of facts and figures related to military and civil aviation in the country, was released here today.


Jis desh mein ... bears Govinda’s stamp
JIS Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai
(Piccadily and Dhillon) bears the stamp of Govinda’s excellence in situational comedies. Typical composition of mixed elements of comedy, seriousness, music and gloom, the Mahesh Manjrekar presentation is a sure way of spending spare time for amusement.



Liquor seized from woman
CHANDIGARH, Oct 14 — The police has arrested a woman for carrying more than the permissible amount of liquor.

Woman dies of burns
PANCHKULA, Oct 14 — In a gruesome accident, 22-year old Babli, a resident of village Haripur in Sector 4, died when her clothes caught fire while she was cooking in her kitchen, here today.


Nagar Panchayat losing 40,000 daily
ZIRAKPUR, Oct 14 — Following the closure of some stone crushers and shifting of some godowns from the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat limits, the civic body is reportedly incurring loss of Rs 40,000 daily.



Eight get degrees Down Under
, Oct 14 — Eight students of the Institute of Tourism and Future Management Trends, Chandigarh, were recently awarded Masters in International Tourism degree by the Southern Cross University, Australia. 

Sacred Heart wins Aero Quiz-2000
, Oct 14 — Sacred Heart School, Ludhiana, emerged as the winners of the Aero Quiz-2000 organised by the Chandigarh Chapter of the Aeronautical Society of India here today. 


Assault case : govt told to give report
CHANDIGARH, Oct 14 — Taking cognizance of the allegations regarding the implication of a Hoshiarpur restaurant owner in an assault case after he intervened in an altercation between his employees and two Punjab police constables following their refusal to pay the bill, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission today asked the state government to submit report by November 23.

Dowry case against Barnala adjourned
, Oct 14 — The dowry case filed against a former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala and his family members by her daughter-in-law Parveshbir Kaur was today adjourned till November 21 by the UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ashok Kumar.



Gurtej Tej enthrals carnival crowd
CHANDIGARH, Oct 14 — Renowned singer Gurtej Tej enthralled a large crowd at the Plaza carnival held in Sector 17 here this evening.

Intolerance unlimited
HILE remembering the ‘tolerant’ Gandhi, on his birth anniversary, one also looked at the intolerance among us. Remember the Hussain controversy over his painting of Goddess Sarswati that led to many a vociferous protest four years ago?


Improvement in lives of AIDS patients stressed
CHANDIGARH, Oct 14 — There is an immediate need to reduce HIV-related mortality and morbidity and improve the quality of life of persons living with HIV and AIDS (PLHA) to confront the emerging challenge posed by the spread of HIV virus.



CC-7, GMHS-26 enter final
CHANDIGARH, Oct 14 — Coaching Centre, Sector 7 and Government Model High School, Sector 26 will face each other in the Sub junior final of boys section on the penultimate day of the UT Sub-junior and junior volleyball championship being played here at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41.


Earmark sites for cracker stalls
SAS NAGAR, Oct 14 — To avert any untoward incident at the time of sale of fire crackers during the ensuing Divali season, the fire department has written to the Sub-divisional Magistrate to earmark space for the stalls of fire crackers.

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