Thursday, October 19, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Illegal sale of crackers goes unchecked
PANCHKULA, Oct 18 —With Divali round the corner, crackers certainly can't be far behind. And this year the sale of crackers has caught the District Administration on the wrong foot with illegal sale in most markets going unchecked.

Dev Samaj Society misusing land
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — A violation of the terms of allotment of land by an allottee has come to light. The premises of the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, is not being used exclusively for the education purposes. Contrary to the conditions of the allotment, the head office of the Dev Samaj Society is being run from the premises.

Violating terms of land allotment: The head office of Dev Samaj on the premises of the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36. Violating terms of land allotment: The head office of Dev Samaj on the premises of the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36. — A Tribune photo

Microsoft, UT sign MoU
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — The stage is set for the city emerging as the IT hub of the north India with the Chandigarh Administration and the software giant Microsoft signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here today.

Housewife commits suicide
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — Anju Garg, a housewife, reportedly hanged herself to death at her house in Sector 38 while her husband was away to his clinic in Maloya and children were in the school. The reason behind her taking the “extreme step” was not yet known as no “suicide note” was recovered.

  Tough contest likely in DAV College
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — Sajjan Singh of BA III, Government College for Men, Sector 11, Banita Sharma of BCom III, Government College for Girls, Sector 42, and Ismeet Kaur, Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, have been unanimously elected presidents of their respective colleges.


Underweight LPG cylinders
THE gas cylinders supplied by an LPG dealer in Sector 17 in Panchkula are invariably found to be underweight and their seals are broken. On a consumer’s refusals to accept such cylinders, the dealers’ employees become rude and obnoxious and threaten to leave without delivering the cylinder.


Commuter left high & dry 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — It was a day of rallies, dharnas and protests with thousands of agitators from various departments assembling in various parts of the city and raising slogans against the authorities.

Register case, police told
SAS NAGAR, Oct 18 — In connection with a two-year old case of an employee of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council whose left leg was badly injured in a road accident involving a truck, the Punjab Human Rights Commission has directed the local police to register on FIR against the truck driver. The victim, Mr Suresh Kumar, was riding

Gurkhas celebrate diamond jubilee
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — A battalion of the Fifth Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force) celebrated its diamond jubilee somewhere in the Western Sector, having completed 60 years after re-raising in October 1940.

CMP celebrates 61st anniversary
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — The Corps of Military Police (CMP) celebrated its 61st anniversary at Chandimandir Cantonment, near here, today.

Radio anchors earn 5,000 per show
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — The medium of sound is no more fading. It is in fact coming back with a bang. With about 12 new private FM channels due to be launched in Delhi and about two in the pipeline for Chandigarh, there will now be avenues galore for those interested in the business of communicating through the so-called uni-sense medium.

War widows to be honoured
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — A total of 29 war widows and next of kin of officers who made the supreme sacrifice in various operations since Independence and prior to the Kargil conflict will be honoured at a function to be held at Manekshaw Auditorium in Chandi Mandir on October 20.

A visual treat from the sightless
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — Children who themselves cannot see the light of this world are going to show light to others. Students of the Institute for the Blind in Sector 26, are making wax candles for Divali.

SBI donates hearing aids to needy kids
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — The State Bank of India, Chandigarh circle yesterday donated 14 hearing-aids to needy children under the “Prayaas” a project of the Indian Council of Child Welfare, Chandigarh branch. Mr D.L. Manwani, General Manager(D&PB) of the Chandigarh circle distributed the hearing-aids in a simple ceremony held at Sector 38.

SDM inspects cracker shops
KHARAR, Oct 18 — In order to have compliance with various prohibitory orders passed by the District Magistrate, Ropar, the SDM, Kharar, Mr Devinder Singh and the DSP, Kharar, Mr Rupinder Singh, yesterday visited Kurali and inspected various shops of wholesale traders dealing in crackers.

2.8 lakh relief in accident case
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — The UT Permanent Lok Adalat today granted a compensation of Rs 2.8 lakh to Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Sector 40, in an accident case.

Rally at Matka Chowk by MC employees
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — Public Health Employees of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation shall participate in a mass rally near Matka Chowk, Sector 16 tomorrow, on a call given by the co-ordination committee of Government and MC Employees and Workers. They will protest against the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation for not implementing the just and genuine demand of the workers.

Apni mandis to be relocated
PANCHKULA, Oct18 — The Deputy Comm-issioner, Mr S.K. Monga, has constituted a special committee comprising the Administrator, HUDA, as chairman and SDM and a representative of the HSAMB as its members to give a final decision on the location of apni mandis.


Special drive to check crime
DERA BASSI, Oct 18 — To maintain law and order during the forthcoming Divali festival, the police has started a special drive to nab anti-social elements and has arrested a number of smugglers besides some shopkeepers selling banned crackers in the subdivision over the past one week.

Gold chain snatched
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — In yet incident of snatching, a Haryana Finance Corporation employee today alleged that her gold chain was snatched in Sector 22 while she was returning home.

3 stereos stolen 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — In Separate complaints to the police, theft of three car stereos on Tuesday night were reported. Taking up the complaints, the police has registered cases of theft.

Himachal resident's body found
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — The body of a resident of Lahaul-Spiti was reportedly found by the Chandigarh police in a house in Sector 32.

Route promotional fares extended
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — Alliance Air has extended the validity of the route promotional fares for travel from-and-to Chandigarh and 10 domestic cities including Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

Computer snag hits LIC functioning
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — Policy holders wanting to deposit the instalments of the premium were put to a lot of inconvenience as a snag in the computer concerned hit the working of the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), branch II Office, in Sector 17 here this afternoon.

Market committee poll on Nov 6
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — Elections to the local market committee will be held on November 6, the Chandigarh Administration decided yesterday.


Ensure 66 pc attendance, PU tells colleges
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — Panjab University has asked affiliated colleges to ensure a minimum attendance of 66 per cent in an academic year for each student to appear in the examinations.

PU poll: security steps discussed
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — The Chandigarh police today assured the Panjab University authorities of full corporation during the forthcoming elections to the students' body.

New twist to election drama
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — The already charged atmosphere of Panjab University, during the ongoing campaign for elections to the Student Council, today, took an exciting turn with a group furnishing a result sheet according to which the rival group presidential candidate could not have completed a course in the university as he claimed.

Manifesto released by PUSU-ABVP-HSA
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — The Panjab University Students Union, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and the Haryana Students Association has drawn a chart of activities intended for the Panjab University elections.

School board staff election today 
SAS NAGAR, Oct 18 — Nearly 1425 employees of the Punjab School Education Board will exercise their franchise in the elections to the employees union of the board tomorrow. Additional police force apart from the security staff of the board would be present on the occasion to prevent any untoward incident.

School board decision to hit students
SAS NAGAR, Oct 18 — A practice of the Punjab School Education Board allowing the students appearing in the matriculation examination to consider the marks of additional language while adding to the total marks has been discontinued. Now marks of six main subjects will only be considered while making the merit list.

Teachers stage dharna
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — The Sector 17 Plaza was witness to more than a thousand college teachers sitting on dharna outside the office of the Director Public Instructions (colleges) Punjab here today.

Jerath’s bail plea dismissed
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — The UT Additional District and Sessions Judge on Wednesday dismissed the interim bail application filed by UTs former Chief Engineer K.K, Jerath in cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

  • Bail granted

  • 3 months’ RI for two


Uzbek puppets regale city audience 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — Tonight when the puppetry artists from the land of Uzbekistan performed in the almost-jampacked hall of the local TTTI, Sector 26, auditorium, the audience more than responded to the call of cultural harmony which came wrapped up in the puppet concert staged here tonight.

Doctors battle over night duties
SAS NAGAR, Oct 18 — How often have you heard of the doctors’ duty roster of a small hospital being prepared on the orders of the Special Secretary, Health-cum-Managing Director, Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC)?


Korfball picking up the world over
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — Korfball is a team game in which players of both sexes form part of the same team. A korfball team is made up of eight players — four men and four women. This game originated in Amsterdam (Holland) in 1902.

St Stephen’s School lift hockey title
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 —St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, justified its supremacy in under-14 hockey when it captured the UT Inter-School Hockey title played at Hockey Stadium, Sector 18. In a one-sided final, St Stephen’s boys defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, at 5-0 with Saurabh scoring three goals, while, Udit Narula shine with two goals.

High-level Admn team for IT fair 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 18 — A high-level team of the Chandigarh Administration led by the Advisor to the UT Administrator, Ms Vineeta Rai, will go to Bangalore where a five day — the largest ever information technology fair in Asia — is being held from November 1.


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