Sunday, October 22, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Dakshin Marg to be spruced up
Poplar trees to dot the roadsides
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — The Chandigarh Administration has chalked out a plan to spruce up and beautify Dakshin Marg, stretching from The Tribune Chowk to the junction leading to Dhanas village. By planting more trees and shrubs and paving proper footpaths, an attempt is being made to put an end to the chronic problem of squatters on either side of the road.

All set for the festival of lights: A girl lines up earthern lamps in a colony in Chandigarh on Saturday. 
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Increased intake frequency, more units for Territorial Army 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — To meet the shortfall of officers in the Territorial Army, the frequency of intake has been increased to thrice a year. Earlier, recruitment was held twice a year. Stating this while talking to Chandigarh Tribune here today, Western Command TA Group Commander, Brig Rakesh Mehta, added that TA units were facing a shortage of officers to the tune of 25 per cent.



Days of theme parties are here
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — With the marriage season and days of festivity on, you are sure to be thinking of ways of making your wedding, shagun, sangeet or pooja special, but within the budget and tradition.

Jewellery, cash stolen from house 
PANCHKULA, Oct 21 — Goods worth thousands of rupees were stolen from a house in Sector 15 by some unidentified persons as they broke into the house in absence of the owners. The robbers struck by breaking open the doors of the house.

Woman suffers 85 pc burns 
SAS NAGAR, Oct 21 — Jai Wati, a jhuggi dweller, received 85 per cent burn injuries when a stove burst accidentally in a slum area of Phase 11 here today. The saree worn by the victim caught fire when she was trying to lit the stove. The husband of victim, who on hearing the cries of the woman ran to save her, also received burn injuries on hands.

Solemn ceremony marks Police Commemoration Day
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — Rhythmic bugle notes filled the air as Chandigarh police paid homage to 1,236 officers who lost their lives while on duty during the last year even as members of the President’s Police Gallantry Awardees Association condemned the way in which Police Commemoration Day was observed all over the country.

Aap Divali ke baad wale Monday ko aiye...
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — Aap Divali ki baad wale Monday ko aiye (You come on the Monday falling next to Divali). And this falls on October 30, nine days away. This is the message being unofficially given to visitors in various government offices as several of the employees will be enjoying a mega weekend extending over a whopping nine days by taking three days of leave.



No Karva Chauth for them
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — When all women were praying for the well-being of their husbands and observing a fast for their long lives, there was in the city a group of women who were devoid of such tender thoughts.

‘Exclude Panchkula from Periphery Act’
PANCHKULA, Oct 21—A demand charter highlighting problems ailing the district was presented to the Governor of Haryana, Babu Parmanand, by local MLA Chander Mohan, here today.

Two-day satsang concludes 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — Sant Thakar Singh Ji Maharaj, enthralled an audience of about 10,000 with his spiritual discourse on the concluding day of the two-day satsang programme organised by the Chandigarh Ruhani Satsang Society, near Math Mandir, Sector 20, here today.

Elderly spend fun filled day
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — The inmates of Satya Sai Old Age Home, Sector 30, went for an outing to Shanti Kunj, Sector 16 today. The trip was organised by the members of Laughing Club, Sector 32 and Ideas for Advancement Club, Sector 46 .

Evening of bonhomie and nostalgia 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — As over two dozen former pilots of the IAF’s Camel Squadron, along with their spouses, got together for their first ever reunion, it was an evening of bonhomie, nostalgia and joviality.

Lawyers observe strike
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — The District Bar Association observed a strike today in protest against the manhandling of an Advocate, Mr Siddharth Sanwaria, on the call of Moga District Bar Association for the transfer of Deputy Commissioner of Moga.

Plaza Carnival celebrates anniversary
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — The Plaza Carnival celebrated its seventh anniversary this evening with lilting and foot-tapping numbers sung by Edwin and Erol of the Rodrigues, a local band, at Sector 17, this evening. It was their 166th show.

Colourful start to fete
PANCHKULA, Oct 21 — The annual two-day fete at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, got off to a colourful start here today, with the highlight of the day being the four dance floors specially made for the youngsters.

PANCHKULA, Oct 21 — This is in response to the letter published on October 19 in the "Readers Write" column alleging supply of underweight cylinders. It is clarified that the LPG dealer has checked up his records and not found any consumer by the name mentioned in the letter.



Pickpockets active in the PGI
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — If you are going to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research take good care of your purse for pickpockets are active in the area.

Scooterist hit by van, dies 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — A Sector 21 resident succumbed to his injuries after the scooter he was riding was hit by a van on the road dividing Sector 45 and 46. According to sources, the deceased has been identified as Aman Bishnoi.

Gang of thieves busted, 5 held
AMBALA, Oct 21 — the police claimed to have busted an inter-district gang of thieves and burglars with the arrest of five members.



A school that aims high
Parwanoo, Oct 21 — It is only a primary school, but it has all the trappings of an institution of higher learning. Its students are divided in four ‘houses’ — Red, Yellow Green and Blue. These ‘houses’ contribute to the school’s ambience with activities that promote creativity, organisational abilities, hobbies and team work.

All quiet at PU after poll
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — Panjab University campus witnessed serenity today, in contrast to a noisy week during the student body election campaign, which ended yesterday.

On-the-spot painting contest held 
SAS NAGAR, Oct 21 — The local Rotary Club and the Innerwheel Club jointly organised the 16th Nitish Lehri on-the-spot painting competition here yesterday.

24 schools take part in extempore contest
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — It was a show of confidence and oratorical skills. The school children participating in the extempore contest, organised by Frito Lays, belied their age when it came to speaking on topics that were beyond their imaginations. The tiny-tots impressed the judges with their skills.


Forger gets RI
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21— Kaptan Singh was sentenced to two-and-half-years rigorous imprisonment today by the UT Judicial Magistrate (first Class) in a cheating and forgery case. He was also fined Rs 300.



Kapoor is YMCA academy coach
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — Chandigarh has made its name in the tennis fraternity of the country. The city has got maximum number of tennis playing courts. The YMCA (Young Men Christian Association) Total Tennis Academy has inducted Mr L.D. Kapoor, one of the seniormost tennis coaches, as its coach-cum-Director.

SPS-44 win u-17, u-19 titles
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, won the UT inter-school football tournament at Football Stadium, Sector 17.


Sites for sale of crackers earmarked
SAS NAGAR, Oct 21 — To avert any untoward incident at the time of sale of firecrackers during Divali, the local administration has earmarked sites in open spaces in front of the sector markets in the town. The sites were finalised on the basis of guidelines fixed by the Deputy Commissioner, Ropar.

MC decision on digging up of roads 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 21 — Any department seeking permission for digging up roads will henceforth submit a route plan to the Municipal Corporation (MC) and will also forward the same to other departments for marking their existing services on that route.


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