Wednesday, November 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



UT for share in power project
Centre rules out gas pipeline proposal

CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — After not getting a positive response from either Himachal Pradesh or Punjab, the Chandigarh Administration has written to the Union Power Ministry, seeking a share of power for the city in one of the central power projects run under the ministry.

Yog Raj surrenders; gets judicial remand
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31—Former Test cricketer and Punjabi film actor Yog Raj today surrendered before the UT Judicial Magistrate (Ist Class), Mr Pushpinder Singh, in a case of storing adulterated petrol in a farmhouse. 
Former Test cricketer Yograj Singh surrenders in the District Courts, Chandigarh.
Former Test cricketer Yograj Singh surrenders in the District Courts, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Decks cleared for first ever World Punjabi Conference
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — With decks having been cleared for holding the first ever World Punjabi Conference in India, the month of December will witness a convergence of Punjabis from all over the world in the city.

Nagi sets terms for joining
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — Even as Prof O.N. Nagi, Head, Department of Orthopaedics, has been appointed the Director- Principal of Government Medical College and Hospital, speculations are making rounds whether he would actually take over the new charge. 





Petition of housing society admitted
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice K.S.Garewal today admitted at least seven writ petitions, including the City Beautiful Cooperative House Building Society challenging an order of the Chandigarh Administration and the Chandigarh Housing Board enhancing the price of land allotted to them or to be allotted in future after enhancing the price of land from Rs 750 per square yard to Rs 2,500 per square yard.

Our stand vindicated, say Kapil's supporters
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — It is time to rejoice in cricketing circles. One of the city's most famous sons, legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev, has been given a clean chit by the CBI in the infamous “match fixing” scandal which rocked the cricketing world about four months ago.



Portable explosive detector on anvil
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — A portable explosive detector being developed by the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here will be ready for trials within a few months.

Neighbour watch scheme launched
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — Neighbour watch — a welfare scheme by the Chandigarh police for enhanced security — trudged towards its launch today with the police authorities deciding to hold the meeting of Station House Officers with the Municipal Councillors and Resident Welfare Associations every month.

All-out efforts for market committee elections
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — Even as hectic activity to woo voters for the market committee began in earnest, the nomination papers of all the contesting candidates for the poll were found to be in order here today.

Community centre supervisor suspended
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — Taking serious note of the alleged irregularities in the maintenance of records on the part of the Rose Club Community Centre supervisor, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today ordered his suspension with immediate effect. 

Rehabilitate street kids: Governor
PANCHKULA, Oct 31 — As many as 117 disabled, including poor and needy persons, were helped during a one-day camp jointly organised by the District Red Cross Society, the Child Welfare Council and some other social organisations here today.

Tighten security, jewellers told
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — “Tighten security” was the advise given by the Chandigarh Police to the jewellers during their meeting with the SSP, Mr Parag Jain, here today.

25 get alternative booths
SAS NAGAR, Oct 31 — The process of allotment of alternative booths to the occupants of illegal shops in Phase 8 here began with the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Punjab, Mr Ranjit Singh Balian, giving possession to at least 25 applicants here today. 



Kidnapping case registered
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — In a complaint before the police, a Sector 32 resident, Ms Kamla Devi, alleged that her maid servant was abducted by two persons. A case of kidnapping has been registered under Section 363 and 366 of the IPC.

Several booked under property Act
SAS NAGAR, Oct 31 — Several persons involved in the business of raising unauthorised colonies or selling plots in the peripheral areas of Chandigarh, which fall in Punjab, have been booked by the Ropar Police in separate cases under the Punjab Apartments and Property Regulation Act, 1995. 


Bank’s 718th branch inaugurated 
PANCHKULA, Oct 31 — All the computerised branches of the State Bank of Patiala at Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar would be interlinked within the next two months, besides connecting the main banks at Ludhiana and Delhi, which would be linked through ‘‘V-SETS’’ in the ensuing year.

Industrial Area ills discussed
SAS NAGAR, Oct 31 — Different issues concerning the Industrial estate of the town came up for redressal at a meeting of a high powered committee chaired by the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, at the District Industry Centre (DIC) here today. 



Exciting, colourful start to youth festival
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — It was a day full of life, colour and excitement at the Tagore Theatre where six women’s college teams of Chandigarh got together to participate in the various events on the first day of the Panjab University Youth Festival, Zone A.

Santokhwinder is SOPU chief
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — In an interesting turn of events, the Students Organisation of Panjab University today unanimously elected Santokhwinder Singh Nabha as its president.

An artist’s quest for freedom
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — Beyond realism lies an intense desire and superhuman effort to break free from day to day struggles and obstacles and achieve victory over one’s weakness.

College seeks out ‘‘old’’ Stephenians
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — To record the achievements of Stephenian sportspersons, St Stephens’ College, New Delhi, has launched a project to compile a sports directory, which will list the names of persons who have been awarded college colours.

Children entertain senior citizens
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — A cultural show was put up by students of different schools for the celebration of Vikas Parv-2000, a day for senior citizens, organised by Mother India Education, Welfare and Industrial Society at Old Age Home, Sector 15, in association with Chandigarh Social Welfare Advisory Board.

Iron lady of hostel No. 1
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — The never-say-quits spirit of the grand old lady of a Panjab University’s hostel number 1 conveys a picture of strength and bears an image of her permanent identification with the walls and corridors of the complex over the past innumerable years.

Architecture students excel at Sirjan 2000
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — A delegation of 21 students from the Chandigarh College of Architecture participated in the zonal NASA (National Association of Student of Architecture) meet titled Sirjan 2000 hosted by the Department of Architecture, Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Bathinda, from October 22 to October 24. 


Three acquitted in murder case
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice H.S.Bedi and Mr Justice A.S.Garg today amended the order of the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Jind, and acquitted Des Raj (father-in-law), Subhash (brother-in-law), and Bohthi (mother-in-law) who, along with Gopal (husband), were charged with the murder of Sulochna for dowry.

Police remand for highway robbers
KHARAR, Oct 31 — Mr R.L. Chauhan, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar, has remanded three members of an inter-state gang involved in highway robberies, who were arrested by the SAS Nagar police yesterday in police remand till November 1.

Special Lok Adalat on Nov 9
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — To celebrate the Legal Service Day, a special Lok Adalat will be held on November 9, in the district court complex.



15 pc Indians suffer from kidney stones
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — As much as 15 per cent of the Indian population suffers from kidney stones, said Prof V.K. Kak, Director-Principal, Government Medical College and Hospital, in his inaugural address on the three-day conference on kidney stones which started at the Panjab University here today.



GMSSS-16 win aerobics championship
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, has won maximum number of positions in the recently concluded Chandigarh Aerobics Championship held at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41.

Centre of excellence yet to take off
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — The Chandigarh-based northern centre of the Sports Authority of India in Sector 42, Netaji Subhas Centre, once again seems to be in the grip of a crisis, with the various schemes initiated in the beginning of the year now running into rough weather. 


15 encroachers challaned
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — In a major anti-encroachment drive, enforcement staff led by the Anti-Encroachment Magistrate, Mr H.S. Sohal, today demolished structures as well as other encroachments on public land in and around Sector 22. As many as 15 encroachers were challaned by the MC authorities.

Auction of school sites cancelled
PANCHKULA, Oct 31 — The Haryana Urban Development Authority had to cancel the auction of two schools sites as bidders failed to turn up at the venue here today.

"Follow highest ideals of public service"
CHANDIGARH, Oct 31 — The Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Vineeta Rai, today exhorted the employees to follow the highest ideals of public service in their official work. Top

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