Tuesday, October 24, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



PU student leader booked; strike by SOPU supporters 
Incident preplanned: PUSU
Office-bearers can’t take charge: SOPU
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — In less than 48 hours afte being elected the president of the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council, Bhupinder Singh Bhuppi, was booked along with two others by the Chandigarh Police today for causing hurt to a person.

Artistes bring evening to life
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — If there is bliss in performance, it is here, it is now — this feeling kept gripping the mind all the way through the delectable show which came to the view of thousands who had gathered in the precincts of the Chandigarh Press Club today

Police to launch Neighbour Watch scheme
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — Neighbour Watch — a welfare scheme by the Chandigarh Police for enhanced security — is going to be launched in the city soon.

Pollution check for vehicles soon
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — A fortnight from now, and a special drive to check pollution levels of automobiles being used in Chandigarh will be carried out jointly by the State Transport Authority and the Chandigarh Traffic Police.

House burgled in Sector 46
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — Even as the UT police is planning to launch a welfare scheme for the aged, the house of a couple residing in Sector 46 was burgled this afternoon. 


  Most kids say no crackers this Divali
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — Kids have planned to celebrate Divali in their own ways. Children revealed their plans for the big day to Chandigarh Tribune. Surprisingly, most kids said they would not play with crackers this time.

Ex-servicemen, war widows allotted houses
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — The Chandigarh Administration today tried to repay its debt of gratitude to disabled ex-servicemen, war widows and widows of terrorist victims by allotting them houses built by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) under a special discretionary quota scheme-2000.

Nada shopkeepers get no cheque
PANCHKULA, Oct 23 — After the clash of the task force with the shopkeepers near the entry of Gurdwara Nada Sahib on October 1, the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandhak Committee, today, failed to handover compensation cheques to the aggrieved parties here.

Tibetan market may be removed
PANCHKULA, Oct 23 — The Haryana Urban Development Authoritiy (HUDA) has decided to pass the orders to remove the Tibetan market that is being set up in Sector 8 here.

Prepaid greeting cards
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — The Department of Post has launched a new scheme under which greeting cards with colourful designs and prepaid postage charges will be sold at different post offices of the city. 

Dr Inderjit Singh award for Patnaik
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — The eight-day fourth annual exhibition of “Fairs and Festivals” hosted by the Bank of Punjab culminated here today with a Delhi-based artist Asit Kumar Patnaik bagging the prestigious Panth Ratan Dr Inderjit Singh award carrying a prize of Rs 20,000.

Protest rally by footpath workers
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — Thousands of workers of the Footpath Workers Rozgar Bachao Samiti held a rally at the Municipal Corporation office, Sector 17, to protest against the dilly-dallying policy of the Chandigarh Administration and the indifferent attitude of the municipal authorities in implementing the already accepted demands of the workers, here today.

Save your eyes this Divali
OST people erroneously think that playing with fireworks or having a fireworks display at home at the time of festivals or occasions like marriage functions is great fun. But the fact is fireworks are extremely dangerous to your health, especially your eyes.

Members of the Chandigarh Footpath Workers Rozgar Bachao Samiti block the road at the Housing Board roundabout in Sector 17 on Monday.
Members of the Chandigarh Footpath Workers Rozgar Bachao Samiti block the road at the Housing Board roundabout in Sector 17 on Monday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Virtues of sankirtan emphasised
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — “Out of the various ways of worshipping, chanting is the most appropriate way as far as the modern lifestyle is concerned.” These are the words of Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami, the President Acharya of Sree Chaitanya Gaudia Math.


Home Guard volunteer held
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — A Home Guard volunteer, posted at the police control room here, was arrested by the Chandigarh Police from near Sector 17 police station for allegedly carrying 550 gm of charas.

Suicide bid by 2 city residents
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — Two city residents were today admitted to the Sector 16 General Hospital here after they reportedly tried to end their lives.


Result delay worries parents 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — Harried parents of students of the Khalsa Dental College and Hospital for Women, Nangal Kalan, Mansa district, held a meeting here yesterday to discuss the predicament being faced by them.

NCC (girls) annual camp concludes
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — The 12-Day NCC (Girls) annual training camp organised at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sector 25, concluded today.

2-yr RI for rash driving
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — A resident of Naraingarh, Raj Kumar, was sentenced to two years of Rigourous Imprisonment by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ved Pal Gupta, for rash and negligent driving that caused the death of one person.

Show-cause notice to SSP
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — Ms Justice Bakhshish Kaur of the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued notice of motion to the Jalandhar SSP, Mr Gaurav Yadav, for December 11 to show cause why contempt of court proceedings should not be initiated against him for not complying with the court orders.

Bail granted in cheating case
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — The UT Additional District and Session Judge today granted bail to a Karnal resident, Anil Kumar, in a cheating case. The case against the accused had been registered under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 of the Indian Penal Code on January 27.


Wear Gujarati this Divali
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — The ethnic look is in this festival season. Bright coloured traditional stuff effectively reflects the spirit of Divali. Be it phulkari of Punjab or bandhani of Rajasthan, the traditional look that has mesmerised many modern women.

One-act play by slum children
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — Meena a one-act play was performed today at the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, auditorium by a group of slum children to create awareness about educating the girl child.

A scene from Meena, a play staged at GCG-11 by students of Khushee, a school for street children in Kumhar Colony, Sector 25, Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

A scene from Meena, a play staged at GCG-11 by students of Khushee, a school for street children in Kumhar Colony, Sector 25, Chandigarh on Monday

Pulse polio drive on Dec 10, Jan 21
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 —The UT Administration will observe national Immunisation days (pulse polio) on December 10 and January 21. A meeting of the steering committee in this regard was held here today under the chairmanship of the UT adviser, Ms Vineeta Rai.


Advisory Council meeting today
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 —VIP kids need to be checked and their behaviour in public whereby they try to become a law unto themselves needs to be curbed and countered, recommends, a sub-committee on law and order constituted by the Administrators Advisory Council.

CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — Mr S.P. Singh, a 1988 batch Punjab cadre IAS officer has been appointed Managing Director of CITCO following an order issued by the Chandigarh Administration here today.

Zoning plans for petrol pumps
CHANDIGARH, Oct 23 — The entry and exit to petrol pumps, having a frontage of 120 feet, will now be allowed to a width of 39 feet , up from the 30 feet allowed presently, a press release issued by the Chandigarh Administration said today.

Forest area demarcation next week
PANCHKULA, Oct 23 — The Forest Department, Haryana, will undertake the demarcation of the area under the protected forest area in the Madhna belt next week.


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