Thursday, October 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Shopkeepers block traffic, hurl stones at MC staff
Allege harassment by civic body men
SAS NAGAR, Oct 25 — Utter confusion over the exact sites for putting up stalls for the sale of fire crackers prevailed in the town today as shopkeepers of Phase 7 hurled stones at the enforcement staff of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council and blocked traffic on the road leading to the Chandigarh-Sohana highway to protest against the alleged harassment at the hands of officials of the civic body .

Chandigarh Tribune wishes its readers a very happy Divali
Chandigarh Tribune wishes its readers a very happy Divali

Shopkeepers throw norms to winds
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — Throwing all norms to the winds, stalls set up at different places in the city for sale of firecrackers are openly flouting the directions of the Department of Explosives. This can lead to serious incidents like explosions and major outbreaks of fire at certain places. These are the findings of an inspection conducted by the Department of Explosives during the last two days.



Kidnapped boy freed
PANCHKULA, Oct 25 — In less than 30 hours of being kidnapped, Sector 8 schoolboy Himanshu Singla was released by his kidnappers this afternoon, near Gulah in Kaithal, today.

14-yr-old judoka crushed by bus
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — Deepti, 14-year-old judoka, was crushed to death under a CTU bus near the Sector 20 dispensary today. The mishap occurred when she was returning home from school on bicycle.

Advisory Council panel’s do’s and don’ts
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — Telling comments and suggestions have been made by subcommittees formed by the Administrator’s Advisory Council. Reports of the sub-committees were submitted in the council meeting yesterday.

Middle-class Divali gifts
Dry fruits take precedence over sweets
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — With the market flooded with an array of gifts in colourful packs, sweets are gradually giving way to other items as Divali gifts.

City witnesses traffic jams
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — Impatient honking of car and two-wheelers filled the air as vehicles came to a standstill in front of the city markets on the eve of Divali this evening. The roundabouts too were chocked with overflowing traffic, refusing to budge for hours together.

Youths run away with necklaces
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — In a complaint lodged with the police, proprietors of Akshay Jewellers of Sector 37 have alleged that two clean-shaven men, aged about 25 and 30, have stolen some gold necklaces from their shop.


Jacob’s Divali with orphans
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — Any of the children who have dreamt of being invited to the glittering palace of a king and made to feel like his most special guest, should have been at Raj Bhavan today. For the 39 orphan inmates of Bal Niketan, Sector 15, the eight hostellers of the Institute of the Blind, Sector 26, and the 12 inmates of Savera, a short stay home in Sector 43, it was an experience they had never even dreamt of.

Divali eve bright as ever
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — Living upto the tradition, clubs and restaurants of the city were tastefully illuminated as ever on the Divali eve. The collective brightness made the city seem like it was wrapped in a beautiful package of lights.

Homage paid to Jodh Singh
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — The bhog and antim ardas ceremony of Flying Officer Jodh Singh was performed at Gurdwara Gursagar here this morning. The 23-year-old Flying Officer was killed on October 16, in a mid-air collision between two MiG 21 aircraft near Tezpur during a training formation flying sortie.

Manchanda cremated
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — The body of Sanjay Manchanda (35), Public Relations Officer of the Chandigarh Administration, who had reportedly committed suicide by jumping before a train last evening, was consigned to the flames this afternoon.

Traders call on Jacob
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — A delegation of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal(CBM) today called on the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), in connection with the demands of the traders.

Skanda Shasti from Oct 28
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — An eight-day Skanda Shasti celebration will begin in the Sector 31-D Sree Karthikeya Swami Temple from October 28. The celebration is an annual event after Divali. It will include a number of cultural and religious functions, according to the Lord Murugan Bhaktha Samaj, organisers of the event.

Milkfed gesture
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — Mr K.S. Janjua, Financial Commissioner (Cooperation), Punjab, under whose administration Milkfed is functioning, has ordered the Milkfed management to gift a pack of milk and milk products to each inmate of all the dumb and deaf, blind, physically handicapped, mentally challenged, leprosy and old-age homes in the city like Karuna Sadan, Sector 11, Nari Niketan, Bal Niketan and Shanti Dham, Sector 23, which are run either by the government or voluntary organisations. Each gift pack contains one juice drink, one sweetened milk packet and 50 gm of milkcake.

8 children get blankets
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 —The President of the Indian Revenue Service (Custom and Central Excise) Ladies Association, Ms Nishi Soni, yesterday distributed blankets among eight children adopted by the association at Manauli village, near here.


Woman’s purse snatched
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — In yet another incident of snatching, a Sector 35 resident today alleged that a scooterist took away her purse containing Rs 900 and a ring from near Government Model School in Sector 35. Taking up the complaint of Ms. Janak Narula, the police has registered a case of theft under Sections 379 and 356 of the IPC.

PO rearrested
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — A proclaimed offender, Gurinder Singh, accused of possessing 100 gm of smack, has been arrested by the Chandigarh police.


Woes of reserved category
HIS refers to the write-up “University Education — Ivory Towers Despite Reservation” by Suresh Kumar (The Tribune, Sept 30) and a letter to the editor “Ill-treating the quota category” by Bhajan Dass Kajal (The Tribune, Oct 11).


BE in IT course okayed
, Oct 25 — Panjab University has approved the BE course in information technology to start from this session in Punjab Engineering College but the much-awaited approval has come with a catch. Permission to fill the consequent vacated seats has not been granted by the university.

A gala time for hostel inmates
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — Divali is an occasion for hostel inmates in various colleges in the city to rush home to celebrate the festival in the company of their parents, siblings, and relatives. However, some of these students come from far off places and, therefore, cannot leave for their homes as they find it difficult to return in time when their colleges reopen after a break.

Lecture-cum-seminar for teachers
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — Dr Mulk Raj Chilana, Director of the Global Institute for Quality Education and Rewarding Life, New Delhi, conducted a lecture-cum-seminar for teachers of the Shemrock group of schools, Chandigarh-SAS Nagar, on the Shemrock Angles premises in Phase 7, SAS Nagar.


ASI gets interim bail in dowry case
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — Mr Justice K.S. Garewal, Vacation Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted interim bail to ASI, Ram Rattan Sharma who had been booked by the police for allegedly demanding a car and Rs 1 lakh from his would be in-laws just a day before his marriage.


Kosers to be honoured
, Oct 25 — In appreciation of the contribution made by the husband-wife duo of Mr M.L. Koser and Mrs Shobha Koser in the field of Indian classical music and dance, the Agra Sangeet Kala Kendra has decided to honour them at a function on October 29.


Health club, flood-lit driving range
Golf Club to acquire new look soon

CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — The Chandigarh Golf Club will soon wear a new look. Yes, the club will have a modern health club, complete with a sauna bath and steam exercise and also a full-fledged gymnasium. And these latest additions should be functional by this month-end. This is the promise held out by the new President of the club, Mr Gurinderjeet Singh Sandhu.

Athletics championship from Oct 28
CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — The 12th North Zone Junior Athletic championship will be held on October 28 and 29 at Panjab University Grounds, Sector 14, according to Mr Ravinder Chaudhary, Secretary of the Amateur Athletic Association, Chandigarh. The prominent athletes from states like Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and parts of UP will participate in the two-day meet. On the opening day, the events will begin at 7 am with 10000 metre walk.


Voters’ list revision from Nov 2
, Oct 25 — From November 2, persons living in the city can apply for inclusion in the voters’ list. Those who want to get corrections made in the photo identity cards can also apply. The drive will carry on till November 30.

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