Tuesday, October 17, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Police to register each FIR
People-oriented approach to be adopted
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — In an attempt to eliminate inconvenience faced by city residents while lodging the first information report (FIRs), the Chandigarh police today took the decision of registering every case brought to its notice.

Moon keeps its date with fasting women on Karva Chauth in Chandigarh on Monday night — A Tribune photograph Moon keeps its date with fasting women on Karva Chauth in Chandigarh on Monday night

SDM bashes up 'trespasser'
SAS NAGAR, Oct 16 — An unidentified person, reportedly a shopkeeper of Phase 4, had to face the fury of the the local municipal council's Administrator-cum-SDM when the former barged in to the latter's office and allegedly used abusive language against the official.

Kak removed as Secy Medical Education
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in an order issued today relieved Prof V.K. Kak from the post of Secretary, Medical Education and Research.

Subhash Chandra’s plea dismissed
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — The discharge and dismissal application moved by the owner of the Zee News network, Mr Subash Chandra was dismissed today by UT Chief Judicial Magistrate,Mr Sant Parkash, in a defamation case. The Judge also adjourned a defamation case against Subhash and others till November 4.

Divali ‘violators’ to be penalised
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — For preventing fire tragedies during divali and festivities, the Chandigarh police today decided to hold a meeting of DSPs and SHOs with shopkeepers authorised to sell crackers.



PUDA to utilise prime land
SAS NAGAR, Oct 16 — To prevent encroachment on pockets of prime land along in its areas bordering Chandigarh, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) will exploit the land for commercial, residential and institutional purposes.

Concern over non-compliance with first-line TB treatment
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — The prevalence rate of tuberculosis (TB) in the country stands at a staggering two to three per cent and the disease kills, on an average, an estimated one and half million people every year. Surprisingly, doctors and paramedics form a substantial chunk of the high risk group for TB infection.


Motorists using mobiles to be challaned
SAS NAGAR, Oct 16 — To comply with the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Ropar police authorities will challan the motorists using cell phones while driving. A directive in this regard have been issued by the Senior Superintendent of Police, Ropar.

Nine sites identified for IT towers
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — Nine sites where six-storey high information technology (IT) towers will come up have been identified by the Chandigarh Administration and the authorities have asked CITCO to advertise in the newspapers about the IT towers and look for prospective partners for the project.

Facility for gallantry award winners
CHANDIGARH ,Oct 16 —Gallantry award winners from the three Services will now enjoy the rent-free telephone facility, says a circular issued by the Union Communication Ministry. The gallantry awards covered under this will be the Paramvir Chakra,the Mahavir Chakra,theAshok Chakra,the Kirti Chakra,the Vir Chakra and the Shaurya Chakra.

Voters' ID cards get poor response
PANCHKULA, Oct 16 — A special drive for online preparation of voters' identity cards for the Kalka Assembly segment at the district secretariat elicited poor response from voters with only 2.27 per cent of the electorate without cards turned up to get their cards prepared during the fortnight, which concluded yesterday.

Cong rally against govt policies
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — Congress activists held a rally in protest against the anti-poor policies of the BJP government. The protesters also burnt an effigy of the government near the Sector 24-25 separating road besides raising anti-establishment slogans.

A beautiful play of sun and shade
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — His work is silent one moment and loud the other. The beauty of his frames lies in the fact that the mind does not have to make a conscious effort to interpret the themes which lies subtly enveloped in a maze of colours. Kuldeep Singh Panwar is not holding exhibition for the first time, but he takes each time as the first one.

Joshi heads SCP disciplinary panel
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — The President of the Sarvhind Congress Party (SCP), Mr Prithvi Singh Ravish, has appointed Mr Surinder Singh Joshi, an advocate of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, president the North Zone unit of the party’s legal cell.

Grapes priced at Rs 60 per kg
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — There has not been much change in the prices of fruits over the past a fortnight.


Seven fasting phariwallas arrested
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — The Chandigarh police today arrested seven members of the Sector 22 Old Phari Association, who were on fast near Kiran Cinema here, after booking them for attempt to commit suicide.


Colleges gear up for poll
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — The colleges of the city have geared up for the forthcoming student elections on October 20. DAV College, Sector 10, was the most active, while major activity was virtually missing in girls’ colleges.

SOPU fields Pooja, Jagtaran 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — The Students Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) today named Pooja Goel, an MA-I student of economics and Jagtaran Singh of the Department of Biochemistry as the two candidates for the posts of vice president and joint secretary to the Panjab University Campus Students Council in the forthcoming elections.

100 cadets participate in plantation drive 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — A sapling plantation drive was undertaken by cadets of No1 Chandigarh Girls NCC Battalion at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Dhanas, during their annual training camp today.

Rigorous imprisonment in theft case 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — Ramesh Kumar Prahlad Kumar were sentenced to six months’ rigorous imprisonment by the UT Judicial Magistrate (first class) in a theft case.


Meeting on STDs, AIDS ends
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — The 11th regional meeting of the Internatational Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (SE Asia and West Pacific) and 24th national conference of the Indian Association for the Study of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS, concluded here at the PGI yesterday.


St John’s in u-14, u-12 final
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — Hosts St John’s High School, Sector 26 will cross swords with Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, Panchkula, in the final of the under-14 section of the Edmund Rice cricket tournament.

Weightlifting meet from Oct 22 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — An international weightlifting championship — with teams from the air forces of two countries participating — is being organised at No.3 Base Repair Depot here next week.

UT steps to meet stir threat
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — The Engineering Department of the Chandigarh Administration has set up three control rooms to effectively tackle the pen-down and tool-down strike planned by the UT Subordinate Services Federation on October 18.

Dhaliwal joins as ASP 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 — IPS officer of the 1997 batch, Hargobinder Singh Dhaliwal, today joined the Chandigarh Police as Assistant Superintendent of Police. He was previously posted as ASP in Panaji.


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