Sunday, October 29, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Introduce prepaid taxi service,
MRTS: council
CHANDIGARH, Oct 28 — Make rules for plying of taxis, autorickshaws and rickshaws in the city. There should be accommodation in the budget for visitors to the city; Make a policy on the conversion of industrial plots from leasehold to freehold. Keep a check on organisations that are not depositing the PF of employees.

‘Sell scattered PU property’
CHANDIGARH, Oct 28 — The issue of the management of the property of Panjab University located outside the campus came up for discussion in a meeting of the Syndicate here today.

Theft of car stereos on the rise
CHANDIGARH, Oct 28 — Listen to this. In just a week, five car stereos were stolen. Three on a single night. Figures do not lie. The theft of car stereos in the city is on the rise.

Inquiry ordered in harassment case
SAS NAGAR, Oct 28 — The Punjab Human Rights Commission has asked for an inquiry in the case of alleged harassment of a 60-year-old resident of Phase VII here by the local police. The victim, Gurmeet Singh, had said he was living under threat of being implicated in a false case by the local police.




Govardhan Pooja performed
PANCHKULA, Oct 28 — Devotees thronged Sri Sanatan Dharam Radha Vrindavan Chandra Mandir in Sector 12 to offer prayers to Lord Krishna on the occasion of Govardhan pooja here today.

2 held for selling tickets on black market
CHANDIGARH, Oct 28 — Cashing on the craze for Aditya Chopra's blockbuster Mohabbatein, two persons were today caught "red-handed" by the Chandigarh Police for allegedly selling the movie tickets on the black market.

SI injured in mishap 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 28 — Sub Inspector Naresh Pal Verma sustained minor injuries after the scooter he was riding was rammed into a Jeep near the Sector 26 police lines.

Poppy husk seized 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 28 — The Chandigarh Police today reportedly seized 14 kg of poppy husk, valued around Rs 40,000, after arresting a Naraingarh resident from Sector 17 Inter-State Bus Terminus.

One more held in murder case
PANCHKULA, Oct 28 — A resident of Samastipur in Bihar and the second accused in the murder of Gulab, a servant in Sector 4, was arrested by the police from the Gorakhpur railway station yesterday.

Jeweller duped of gold sets
CHANDIGARH, Oct 28 — A Sector 34 jeweller was today duped of three gold sets of about 18 tolas each, by a person posing as a customer. According to sources, a middle-aged man came to the shop and asked the jeweller to show some sets for his daughter. 

Goods damaged in godown fire
LALRU, Oct 28 — Goods worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in a major fire which broke out in the godown of a thread industry, near here, on Thursday.


College gears up for youth fest
CHANDIGARH, Oct 28 — Government College For Women, Sector 42, is all set to host the Youth festival of Zone A which begins in Chandigarh on October 31.

School building inaugurated
SAS NAGAR, Oct 28 — During the past five decades the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISCE) has provided certain standards in schooling practices, promoted competency in English and also enabled students to gain access to the latest opportunities.

Issue clearance certificate, firm told 
PANCHKULA, Oct 28 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the India Lease Development Limited Company to issue a clearance certificate in respect of the loan taken by Mr Hargobind Singh, a resident of Kalka, and pay Rs 5000 as compensation and Rs 1000 towards cost of proceedings.

Plea of poultry farm owner dismissed
PANCHKULA, Oct 28 — The Panchkula Judicial Magistrate (Senior Division), Mr Ved Pal Gupta, dismissed a suit for restraining residents of Haripur village from interfering in the construction of a poultry farm.

“Mohabattein” has mission
CHANDIGARH: “Mohabattein” (Piccadily and Suraj, Panchkula) bears the Chopra stamp of intense emotional drama, captivating settings a and simple storyline.


Spreading the message of peace
CHANDIGARH, Oct 28 — Spreading the message of peace, harmony and prosperity from one country to another, with their songs, the group of Linda Henry & Daughter of Faith, a professional singers’ group from the USA, is now in India for a week trip.

Award for deaf artist
CHANDIGARH, Oct 28 — Manmeet Pal Singh, a deaf artist, received a special prize in a recently organised Bank of Punjab Annual Art Exhibition for his painting” The Miracle, Hola Mohalla”.

The group of Linda Henry and Daughter of Faith from the USA perform in Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
The group of Linda Henry and Daughter of Faith from the USA perform in Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Pulse polio drive from Nov 5 
DERA BASSI, Oct 28 — To chalk out the programme for the ensuing nation-wide pulse polio eradication drive starting on November 5, Mr Sher Singh Sidhu, SDM, has chaired a meeting of non-government organisations, government officials and some prominent social workers of the subdivision.

‘65 per cent patients don’t require surgery’ 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 28 — The second day of video conferencing on “International Spine and Spinal Injuries’’ (ISSICON) 2000 commenced with the demonstration of the use of baclofen in spastic patients by Dr Marchettini from Italy.


5 national records broken
CHANDIGARH, Oct 28 — As many as five national records and eleven meet records were set on the opening day of the 12th North Zone Athletic Meet for boys and girls, which began at the Panjab University, here today.

Chandigarh chess results
CHANDIGARH, Oct 28 — The Chandigarh (under-18) Chess Championship commenced today at St. Xaviers Senior Secondary School, Sector-44. The tournament is being conducted by the Chandigarh Chess Association to select two boys and two girls who will represent Chandigarh in the nationals at Chennai in November.

No facilities at building sites 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 28 — Even after spending lakhs of rupees on the construction of two buildings, the Regional Pesticide Testing Lab (RPTL) and the Department of Forests and Environment have failed to take possession of these due to a lack of development facilities.


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