Saturday, October 28, 2000,
Chandigarh, India




Fewer eye injuries than past Divali
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — Five persons had reported in city hospitals till later today with severe intraocular damage due to injuries received on the Divali night.

Candles were lit and crackers burst as city residents celebrated Divali in Chandigarh.Candles were lit and crackers burst as city residents celebrated Divali in Chandigarh on Thursday, and (right) two boys — Hardeep and Nirmal — who sustained eye injuries during Divali celebrations. — Tribune photos by Manoj Mahajan

City gets video link with Delhi spinal centre
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — Mr L. K. Advani, Union Home Minister, inaugurated the first ever video conference on International Spine and Spinal Injuries (ISSICON) 2000 at the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) in New Delhi today.

Theft in Panchkula house
PANCHKULA, Oct 27 — A sum of Rs 80,000, 10 tolas of gold, a VCR and woollen clothes were reportedly stolen from a house in Sector 12-A here today while the occupants were out of station.

The owner of the house shows the scattered belongings in the room which was ransacked by thieves in Sector 12-A, Panchkula.

The owner of the house shows the scattered belongings in the room which was ransacked by thieves in Sector 12-A, Panchkula.  — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari



  New policy needed to curb growth of slums: council
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — A new set of practices and policies have to be evolved to discourage increased migration of people in the city and some amendments need to be carried out in the existing rehabilitation policy for migrants, suggests a sub-committee on Rehabilitation and Encroachment removal of the Administrator’s Advisory Council.

Alert firemen avert disasters
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — It was a festival of flames for firefighters as 25 incidents of minor fires in the city on Divali night kept them rushing from one place to another till midnight. They also received four hoax calls.


Kidnapped boy reaches home
PANCHKULA, Oct 27 — Divali brought in happiness in the Singla house with the kidnapped boy, Himanshu, returning home yesterday. While the family members were overjoyed at his return, the fear of yet another attempt to harm them was not ruled out, they said.

Challaning of tractors
SAS NAGAR, Oct 27 — On the directives of the Inspector- General (Traffic), the local police will start a drive to check the use of tractor-trailers for commercial purposes. The traffic wing of the district police has been asked to challan the violators of the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act.

GOC-in-C Sangra for vigilance
CHANDIMANDIR, Oct 27 — Though there is nothing alarming about Pakistani troop movements along the international border in the western sector, vigilance is required at the national level.

Workaholic’s zeal recognised
PANCHKULA, Oct 27 — At 84, Mr Jagdish Narain Khanna continues to be an untiring worker and this quality has earned him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. 

25 declared elected as CTCC members
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — Even as speculations about the President of the local unit of the Congress does the rounds of political circles in the city, the names of 25 elected members of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) have been announced by the party high command.

Mechanics worship tools
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — Vishvakarma Day was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety in the city here today.



Dadu Majra resident stabbed, injured
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — A Dadu Majra resident was admitted to the Sector 16 General Hospital after sustaining injuries in a quarrel on Wednesday afternoon.

Two commit suicide
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — Two city residents reportedly committed suicide here today and a Maloya resident died on Divali morning under mysterious circumstances.

2 arrested for withdrawing LPG from cylinder
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — Two employees of a Sector 35 gas agency were arrested by the Crime Branch of the police while they were allegedly taking out cooking gas from LPG cylinder in Sector 44.


Shopkeepers for action against MC official
SAS NAGAR, Oct 27 — Demanding registration of a first information report (FIR) against an employee of the enforcement wing of the local municipal council for unauthorisedly seizing their firecrackers, shopkeepers of Phase 7 today alleged that firecrackers worth Rs 75,000 were missing from the seized lot, which was returned to them following the intervention of the police.

Overcharging by MCC men alleged 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is inquiring into the allegations levelled by shopkeepers of Colony No 4 regarding overcharging by their employees on the eve of Divali.



Senate decision remains unimplemented
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — Most of the students of Panjab University and its affiliated professional and other colleges are not aware of the fact that the total fee for the next session will be reimbursed in the form of a scholarship in case he or she tops in the annual university examinations. The students are not to be blamed. 

Schoolboy missing
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — Prabhjot Singh, a class X student of Shri Guru Harkishan High School, Sector 40, is reportedly missing for the past five days. It was reported that the boy did not return home on October 23 after his school and has been missing since then.

Re-evaluation case referred to PU VC
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — On the eve of the Panjab University Syndicate meeting in which the case of Dr. B.B. Goyal of University Business School relating to the fraudulent enhancing of marks of a candidate in re-evaluation comes up for discussion, the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor has received a letter from his counterpart of Jammu University, to inquire into a similar case.


Allot land to police society: HC
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice K.S. Garewal, has directed the UT Administration to allot five acres of land to the Chandigarh Police Cooperative House Building Society.

HUDA fears repeat of Gurgaon
PANCHKULA, Oct 27 — The Haryana Urban Development Authority in Gurgaon was not able to recover the enhanced compensation, that had been paid to farmers, after it was rolled back by the High Court. HUDA suffered a loss of Rs 137 crore because of this. 



Folk singers regale audience
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — The Baba Vishvakarma Cultural Committee, Dadu Majra, today organised a cultural fair featuring a number of Punjabi folk singers who regaled the audience with their performance in the village stadium.


Pulse polio contest
LALRU, Oct 27 — Twentyeight students from nine schools of Dera Bassi block participated in a ‘pulse polio competition’ organised by the Health Department at Baba Prithavi Chand Azad Memorial Hospital here.

Dr Grover heads Cardiology Dept
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — The PGI Director, Dr S.K. Sharma, today appointed Dr Anil Grover, seniormost faculty member, Head of the Cardiology Department. 



GMSSS-21, SDPS-32 start on winning note
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, in girls and SD Public School, Sector 32 , in boys category surged ahead in the Chandigarh Junior Ball Badminton Championship which began here today at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41. As many as 12 boys’ teams and 11 girls’ teams are taking part in this three-day meet organised by the Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association.Top


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