Friday, November 3, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Leasehold system to go in city
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — In a decision which will change the way property is sold in the city, the Chandigarh Administration today decided that all residential property sold or auctioned in future will be on freehold basis instead of the present system of lease a hold basis.

Irate truckers block the Chandigarh-Ambala highway at Dera Bassi on Thursday. Irate truckers block the Chandigarh-Ambala highway at Dera Bassi on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Truckers block highway
DERA BASSI, Nov 2 — Hundreds of members of the local truck union blocked traffic on the Chandigarh-Ambala national highway for over an hour this morning in protest against the ‘‘release of a well-connected ’’ sadhu, who was reportedly responsible for assaulting two persons on Wednesday.

Ration card loses legal sanctity 
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — Ration card is now on its last legs as far as its relevance for proof of residence is concerned. The latest directive of the Union Government to the UT Administration has finished the legal sanctity of the document as proof of residence.

Giddha marks the end of youth festival
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — The Tagore Theatre stage came alive today with the events of the last day of Zone A Panjab University Youth Festival hosted by Government College for Girls, Sector 42. 




Politician-criminal nexus ‘must be broken’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — Concerted efforts have to be made to break the nexus between criminals and politicians as a first step towards a corruption-free society, the best guarantee for which are the citizens themselves.

Officially, city is pollution-free
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — Going by the concentration of pollutants in the air, Chandigarh is pollution-free and there has not been any significant increase in the annual average of the pollutants.

MC to be computer savvy soon
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — The progress of the computerisation work of Municipal Corporation was reviewed during a meeting held today under the chairmanship of the Commissioner, Mr M.P Singh.

City women demand female cops at cinema halls
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — It’s a classic Hindi movie scene enacted daily, not on the giant screen but outside the city cinema halls. Men in khaki, clutching batons in sweaty hands, push aside guys requesting girls and women to buy tickets, but do not miss the opportunity of breathing down their necks in the exercise. Harassed is what the city damsel feels.

‘Funds for SCs\STs being underutilised’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — The Chairman of the National Commission for the SCs/STs, Mr Dileep Singh Bhuria, today expressed concern at the poor utilisation of funds meant for the welfare of the SCs in Punjab.

Army conducts exercise
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — The Army today conducted a day-long exercise to assess the availability of civilian vehicles plying on the highway which can be commandeered for military use during an emergency.

3 file papers for council’s poll
SAS NAGAR, Nov 2 — Three persons filed their nominations for the election to Ward number 17 of the local Municipal Council, scheduled to be held on November 12. Today was the last day for filing nominations.

Finance companies warned
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — Following an increase in the number of complaints against finance companies, the Chandigarh police today warned them against taking law in their own hands.

Survey on slip lanes carried out 
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — For exploring the feasibility of cutting new slip lanes, besides enforcing one-way traffic in certain parts of the city, Inspector General of Chandigarh Police B.S. Bassi along with Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Balbir Singh and Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic) S.S. Randhawa carried out an extensive survey.

P. S. Gill repatriated to parent state
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — Mr P. S Gill, Chief General Manager, CITCO, has been repatriated to his parent state of Punjab. Official sources reveal that though the repatriation has been approved, formal orders to this effect are yet to be issued.

‘Sciences reeling under IT blow’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — Everyone wants to be a manager or a stock-broker these days. Physics and other science branches have suffered a big blow in terms of the numbers of enthusiasts in the changed global scenario as is strongly evident in India.


Couple tries to commit suicide
PANCHKULA, Nov 2 — In a suicide pact, a couple tried to end their lives by consuming poisonous substance here today.

Wife, in-laws booked in murder case
SAS NAGAR, Nov 2 — The police has booked Kamlesh Kumari, wife of Gurdeep Singh, his brother -in-law and mother-in-law under Section 302 in Gurdeep Singh murder case.


Zoology refresher course for teachers

, Nov 2 — A refresher course ‘Zoology 2000: Status and Challenges’ for the college teachers, being organised by the Department of Zoology and the Academic Staff College, Panjab University, was inaugurated by Dr R.P. Vajpai, Director of CSIO in the Department of Zoology, here today.

St John’s wins dumb charades competition
, Nov 2 — Students of St John’s School emerged the winners in an inter-school talent championship round of “dumb charades” conducted by Tender Heart School here today.

Physics body clears new courses
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — In a changed work scenario, the Indian Association of Physics Teachers cleared a proposal for starting independent courses with stress on better functional qualifications for the workplaces in the market.


Balwinder Singh seeks pre-arrest bail
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — The UT Additional District and Sessions Judge today issued a notice to the CBI for November 7, on the anticipatory bail application filed by Dr Balwinder Singh in case pertaining to the death of SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur’s daughter.

Yog Raj's judicial remand extended
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2—Yog Raj Singh, former Test cricketer and Punjabi film actor, was today sent to judicial remand by the UT Judicial Magistrate(Ist Class), Mr Pushpinder Singh, till November 15 in a case of storing adulterated petrol at a petrol station. 

Tibetan market case: hearing on Nov 7
PANCHKULA, Nov 2 — The case of the cancellation of the allotment of place for the Tibetan market will come up for hearing at the district court on November 7 with the Panchkula Vypar Sangh filing appeal to be made party to the case.


Artists put together a sensitive show
, Nov 2 — A maze of themes projected in powerful styles — that is all about the Millennium All-India Art Exhibition which opened in the gallery of Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16 here today. 


Dental camp inaugurated
SAS NAGAR, Nov 2 — A 15-day free dental camp was inaugurated at the local Civil Hospital by the SDM, Mr Jai Pal Singh, here today.

Silent kidney stones ‘more dangerous’
, Nov 2 — The three-day kidney conference in Panjab University organised jointly by Department of Biochemistry and the Urology Department, PGI ended, here today, with more than 100 person from Chandigarh and adjoining areas, suffering from kidney stones, participating in an open discussion.

Core areas in paediatric surgery need to be assessed
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — In India there are core areas in paediatric surgery, which need to be focussed upon. The main aim of the millennium conference of Indian Association of Paediatric surgeons which began here today is to identify and assess these areas.


PU, Pbi university move up in kho kho tourney
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — Punjabi University, Patiala and Panjab University, Chandigarh moved up in the league matches of the North-East Zone Inter University Kho-Kho (women) Tournament being played here at the Panjab University grounds, today.


Charge sheeted principal submits reply
CHANDIGARH, Nov 2 — Dr S. N. Singla, Principal, Government College for Men, Sector 11, Chandigarh, submitted by post his reply to the Administration in response to the charge sheet against him for alleged procedural lapses on his part.

Traffic flow to be streamlined
PANCHKULA, Nov 2—After having gone through the issue of traffic management and related issues with a fine toothcomb, the traffic wing of the police has come up with a systematic scheme for the district to be implemented shortly.

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