Thursday, November 2, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Its a conspiracy by a close relative, alleges Yog Raj
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — Former Test cricketer and Punjabi film actor, Yog Raj Singh, while coming out of the District Courts complex today alleged that his close relative had conspired against him and he was being falsely implicated in the petrol adulteration case.

One charred to death in road mishap
ZIRAKPUR, Nov 1 — A Delhi-based teenager, Ritesh Chaddha, was charred to death while his companion, Nitin Gupta sustained serious injuries when the car in which they were travelling had a head on collision with a bus on the Kalka-Ambala highway near here last night.

A day of fatal accidents: A car driver was charred to death after the vehicle collided with a bus at Zirakpur, in another accident a scooterist was crushed to death in Sector 30, Chandigarh.  
A day of fatal accidents: A car driver was charred to
death after the vehicle collided with a bus at Zirakpur,
in another accident a scooterist was crushed to death
in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
— Tribune photos by Manoj Mahajan

Four held for disturbing prayer meeting
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — Tension prevailed in Sector 38 today after four VHP-RSS activist were arrested by the Chandigarh police for allegedly disturbing a Christian prayer meeting attended by over 6,000 persons. The police had to use force to bring the situation under control, say sources.

MCI nod for only 4 PG courses at GMCH
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — On the basis of “negative recommendations of the Medical Council of India (MCI)”, the Union Ministry of Health (MoH) has allowed post graduate (MD and MS) courses in only four out of the 11 departments approved by the Panjab University Syndicate, at Government Medical College, Sector 32.

Making it big on the small screen
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — The public knows him better for his performance as the foolish father of the hero in prime time Sony serial Family No 1 where he is cast opposite none other than the famous Kanwaljeet. 


A girl participates in the symposium on poetry at the Panjab University Zonal Youth Festival (Zone-A), hosted by Government College for Girls, Sector 42, at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh.
A girl participates in the symposium on poetry at the Panjab University Zonal Youth Festival (Zone-A), hosted by Government College for Girls, Sector 42, at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph




Tricks of the Engineering Dept
he functioning of the Engineering Department, Chandigarh, has been full of controversies relating to kickbacks and favouritism in awarding contracts, victimisation of contractors who fail to oblige the officials, and red tapism. A contractor who is out of favour is harassed on various pretexts and payments due to him are either delayed or arbitrary deductions are made.


NOC to MP: officials face action
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — An inquiry ordered by the Punjab Government in issuing a no objection certificate (NOC) for a construction raised by a Member of Parliament, Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, on his plot in Nabha village on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway has revealed that the permission had been given without proper verification.

Market panel poll: 14 withdraw from race
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — As many as 14 persons have withdrawn from the race for the market committee elections to be held on November 6.

Intelligence Corps celebrates Raising Day
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — The Corps of Military Intelligence celebrated its 58th anniversary at the Western Command Headquarters at Chandimandir today.

SP Singh takes over as CITCO MD
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — The new CITCO MD, Mr S.P Singh, is all set to the ensure smooth functioning in all departments under CITCO and to further streamline the administrative procedures during his tenure. 

Vocational training centre opened
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — Rotary Vocational Training Centre, fully equipped with sewing machines and requisite furniture to train village women in stitching, sewing and embroidery, was inaugurated by the District Governor, District 3080, Mr Ranjit Bhataia, and the Charter President of the Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik, Col Harcharan Singh Sandhu, at Chhoti Perch village.



Man commits suicide
SAS NAGAR, Nov 1 — A Gurdeep Singh 30, of Sector 70 allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of a room in his house late last night.

Drunk man injures head
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — A Mani Majra resident was admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research with injuries after he, under the influence of liquor, reportedly banged his head against a wall.

Another highway robber arrested
SAS NAGAR, Nov 1 — The local police today arrested the fifth member of the dreaded gang of robbers involved in cases of highway robberies and car thefts. Sources in police said the gang member, Ajay Kumar was involved in an incident of snatching of a car.


Quality books at reasonable rates
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — Following people’s demands for quality books at reasonable prices, the British Council Library has organised a five-day Harper Collins Book Festival at its Library Hall here today.

What do the babus have against Alto?
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — Even after spending lakhs of rupees to purchase the claimed hottest little car — Alto — city residents are unable to get their brand new cars registered.



Day of music, poetry at youth fest
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — The second day of the youth festival zone A, being hosted by the Government College for Girls, Sector 42, at the Tagore theatre, focused on individual talent in the field of music, singing, debates and poetry recitation.

Exciting lab tests at physics teachers’ convention
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — Exciting laboratory tests involving day-to-day normal life activities but underlining serious connecting issues of physics is among the prime attractions at the XVth convention of the Indian Association of Physics Teachers beginning at Panjab University tomorrow.


Ex-minister’s bail plea dismissed
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — Mr Justice Amar Dutt of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of former Minister Jagvir Singh Malik in the Bansi Lal Government in a corruption and cheating case registered against him at Panipat on March 7.

2 yr RI in theft case
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — A resident of Haryana, Somesh Kumar, was sentenced to two years’ rigorous imprisonment today by the UT Judicial Magistrate (Ist Class) in a theft case.



Halloween with bhangra beats
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — Exhilarated figures, illuminated by colourful blinking lights, swayed to bhangra beats during a Halloween party, late in the evening yesterday.

GCG girls win in ‘Vaar’ singing
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — ‘Vaar’ singing was one of the main attractions on the second day today of the Panjab University Zonal Youth Festival organised by Government College for Girls, Sector 42, at Tagore Theatre.

The golden poet of Punjab
r Ajit Singh Sikka has achieved both name and fame in the world of literature. Winner of many national and international awards like Golden Poet from World of Poetry, California, Natraj Award and Jyotish Shiromani, Dr Sikka has written about 33 books in Punjabi, Hindi and English. He is considered to be one of the famous Punjabi poets, who has skillfully written more than 16 prose and poetry books in English.


Leafy vegetables ‘cause’ stones
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — With as much as 15 per cent of the population in North India suffering from kidney stones, senior doctors and biochemist recommend patients to essentially consult urologists for chalking out modalities for management of the disease.



PU outplay Bengal in kho-kho
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — Panjab University, Chandigarh, outplayed North Bengal University, Darjeeling, by an innings and eight points, while Punjabi University, Patiala, got the better of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra by an innings and 13 points in the North-East Zone Kho-Kho Tournament (Women) played at PU grounds.


Teachers unhappy over poll duties
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — Male members of the teaching and non-teaching staff of Panjab University and government colleges of Chandigarh have been called to perform election duties. 

Need to curb teaching shops: sub-committee
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — Have a referral system to prevent unnecessary crowding to reduce the burden on major hospitals and utilise the primary health care services better, says a suggestion of a sub-committee on health formed by the Administrators Advisory Council. 

MC okays construction of parking lot
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — Following directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court the road committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) today approved the construction of the parking lot in the Scrap Market of the Industrial Area of Phase-II here.

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