Tuesday, October 31, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Highway robbers’ gang busted: 3 arrested
SAS NAGAR, Oct 30 — In what is being described as a prized catch by the local police, members of a well-organised inter-state gang involved in highway robberies at gun point, incidents of snatching and extortion have been arrested.
Sukhpreet Singh, alias Sukhi, leader of a dreaded gang involved in several incidents of robberies, tries to catch the attention of mediapersons by showing an audio cassette containing details about a conspiracy to eliminate him at a press conference organised by the SAS Nagar Police on Monday.
Sukhpreet Singh, alias Sukhi, leader of a dreaded gang involved in several incidents of robberies, tries to catch the attention of mediapersons by showing an audio cassette containing details about a conspiracy to eliminate him at a press conference organised by the SAS Nagar Police on Monday.  — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

MC to charge fees for car, scooter bazaars
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — The Municipal Corporation's Finance and Contract Committee ( FCC), which met here today under Mayor Shanta Hit Abhilashi, has recommended the charging of Rs 500 and Rs 200 per transaction day from the parties who hold car and scooter bazaars, respectively, in the city.

UT police officers reshuffled
New posting for 2 ASPs, 4 DSPs shifted
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — In a major reshuffle after over two years, four Deputy Superintendents of Police were today transferred within the city while two Assistant Superintendent of Police, both IPS officers, were also given new assignments.




“Persuade doctors from going abroad”
Prof V.K. Kak retires today

CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — Prof V.K. Kak, Director Principal of Government Medical College and Hospital retires tomorrow. The eminent neurosurgeon shared his achievements and experiences with Chandigarh Tribune today.

Attack capability of IAF goes up
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — US President Bill Clinton’s visit to India earlier this year may not get American aircraft for the IAF, but it has enhanced its existing fleet’s navigational and attack capabilities.

Hygiene Issue
Admn issues directives to poultry farms
PANCHKULA, Oct 30—Formulation of an Act at the government level to control the all-pervasive fly menace in Barwala is in the offing while the Health Department, on its part, is issuing orders on the functioning of poultry farms, violations of which would be punishable under Sections 133 and 134 of the CrPC and the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897.


Unauthorised colonies: cases against 12 registered
KHARAR, Oct 30 — The police has registered two separate cases against 12 persons under the Apartment and Property Regulations Act, 1995 on the charge of constructing unauthorised colonies at Balaungi and Behlolpur villages without getting the requisite permission from PUDA.

71 cr collected in savings scheme
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — A sum of Rs 71 crore by way of small savings has been deposited in Chandigarh till March 2000. This amount is almost Rs 1 crore above the target.

"Research on hi-tech security systems on"
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — Research and development on indigenous security systems being undertaken currently was highlighted by Mr Jatinder Kumar, Senior Director in the Ministry of Information Technology, at a lecture delivered at Central Scientific Instruments Organisation on the occasion of its foundation day here today.

Spirituality can relieve stress, says Jacob
SAS NAGAR, Oct 30 — Spirituality can provide ample relief to a person under stress in the modern day competitive world.

Rotary Club honours spirit of service 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — No matter what you do or what you are. It serves little purpose if the world at large has no knowledge of it.

Educate girl child, exhorts Jacob
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — The Punjab Governor, Lt Gen J.F.R Jacob (retd), today underlined the need for launching a campaign to educate the girl child, especially those living in rural areas and slums of the state .

Voters’ list revision from Nov 2
PANCHKULA, Oct 30 — The revision of the voters’ list for all residents in the Kalka assembly constituency who have attained the age of 18 years till January 1, 2000, or have not been enrolled as voters, will begin on November 2.


Sector 7 house burgled in owner’s absence
PANCHKULA, Oct 30 — Close on the heels of a burglary in Sector 12-A, burglars struck at yet another house in Sector 7, here, this afternoon, while the house owners were away at Delhi. This follows a similar pattern of locked houses being burgled in the township.

20 stolen cycles recovered
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — The police today recovered 20 cycles after arresting a Mandi district resident. The accused — Raj Kumar of Bariya village — was caught ‘‘red handed’’ while he was allegedly stealing a cycle from Attawa village.

Woman crushed to death
KHARAR, Oct 30 — Dropti, an old woman, was killed today when she was crushed by a truck near the bus stand. 

30 file papers for market committee poll
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — As many as 30 persons contesting for the market committee elections filed their nominations on the first day today.


University teachers submit memorandum
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — The All-India Federation of University Teachers Association (AIFUTA), along with the Federation of Central University Teachers Association (FEDCUTA), today submitted a memorandum, for the release of arrears and implementation of certain other demands, to the University Grants Commission (UGC) here.

PUCSC office-bearers take oath
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — The newly elected office-bearers to the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) and the Department Representatives (DRs) took over their offices here today after an “oath taking ceremony” held at the Students’ Centre in the presence of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. K.N. Pathak, the DUI, Mr Ashok Sahni, and the DSW, Mr V.K. Bansal.

Colourful start to youth festival
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — The Government College for Girls, Sector 11, fetched maximum number of prizes in the starting events of the youth festival today.

MCM DAV bids adieu to Sneh Mahajan
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — ‘Thirtytwo years is a long time indeed and for those who have been associated with MCM DAV College know that Ms Sneh Mahajan is an institution in herself and to think about the two separately is difficult if not impossible.’ said Prachi Yadav, president, MCM DAV College Student’s council.

UBS entrance on basis of CAT
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — Admissions to the various courses offered by the University Business School (UBS), Panjab University, will be on the basis of the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow. The test is scheduled to be held on December 10, 2000.

Police remand for Mani Majra resident
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — Bansi Lal, a resident of Mani Majra, was sent to police remand today by the UT Duty Magistrate till October 31.


Bonanza for music lovers
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — Who in logical words can explain the effect music has on us? A kind of inarticulate, unfathomable speech, which leads us to the edge of the Infinite, and lets us, for a moment, gaze into that.

‘Docs are overcautious these days’
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — People's faith in the medical profession is reducing resulting in escalating cost of treatment and unnecessary harassment to the patients.

200 examined at medical camp
PANCHKULA, Oct 30 — As many as 200 patients were examined at a free medical check-up camp for osteoporosis, organised by the State Bank of India, at the bank’s Staff Training Centre in Sector 14, here yesterday.


CCA selects team
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — The Chandigarh Cricket Association, affiliated to the Haryana Cricket Association, has selected a 16-member UT under-16 cricket team which will take part in the Haryana Inter-District Cricket Tournament the under-16 section for Rajinder Goel Trophy, beginning November 1.

Woman with a mission 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — The local Ishwar Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21 with its humble beginning in 1957 has established itself in the field of sports, thanks to stupendous efforts made by its principal Ms Sumati Kanwar who herself was a reputed basketball player in her times.

Offices reopen after extended weekend
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — Work in various offices of the Chandigarh Administration, Punjab and Haryana Governments limped back to normalcy today after a four day weekend. The rush, however, in most public dealing offices, especially the vehicle registration branch, the electricity department and the passport office, was more than usual.

‘Vigilance awareness week’ from today
CHANDIGARH, Oct 30 — On the directions of the Chief Vigilance Commissioner, the Central Excise Commissionerate, Chandigarh-1, will observe “vigilance awareness week” from tomorrow, the Commissioner, Mr Inder Raj Soni, said here today.


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