Tuesday, November 7, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Group clash at Khanpur village
Irate villagers block highway; 25 persons injured
KHANPUR (Kharar), Nov 6 — Vehicular traffic on the busy Chandigarh-Ludhiana highway came to a standstill for over six hours late this evening as irate residents of Khanpur village, located on the highway, sat on a dharna to protest against the alleged inaction on part of the local administration in controlling an unruly mob led by certain influential persons who had made an attempt to take possession of some land along the highway.

Heaps of cowdung and wild grass set on fire allegedly by miscreants who attacked residents of Khanpur village, near Kharar, on Monday evening.

Heaps of cowdung and wild grass set on fire allegedly by miscreants who attacked residents of Khanpur village, near Kharar, on Monday evening. — A Tribune photograph

Three ‘call girls’ held in city
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — In a major breakthrough, the Chandigarh police today arrested three “call girls” allegedly operating in and around the city through mobile telephones. Their “pimp”, owner of a printing press, was also apprehended.

9 elected to UT market panel
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — The grain market reverberated with the beat of drums and bursting of crackers as jubilant supporters of winning candidates for the UT Market Committee polls celebrated their victory here today.

German film festival opens in city
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — As head of the Goethe Institute (better known as Max Mueller Bhavan) in India, Mr Peter Sewitz has been actively involved in giving a concrete shape to various programmes conceived as part of a German festival.




Now traffic rules on PU campus, too
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — All handsome hunks driving down the narrow roads of the Panjab University campus on motor cycles with helmets placed on petrol tanks, beware. The Chandigarh police is planning to enforce traffic rules on the campus, too.

National meet from Nov 15
Badminton court awaits completion
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — There has been a delay in the replacement of the wooden floor of the three-court indoor badminton hall in Sector 42, the venue for the prestigious junior national and inter-state badminton championships going to start on November 15.

Boy duped of jewellery by ‘god’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — Cashing in on the innocence of a 14-year-old student, a youth, claiming himself to be “god” who had “just descended from heaven”, took away 7 tolas of gold jewellery on Sunday afternoon for warding off a curse on the boy’s parents.

The delay in replacing wooden portion of the badminton court in the Sector 42 indoor hall has hampered the training schedule of players.
The delay in replacing wooden portion of the badminton court in the Sector 42 indoor hall has hampered the training schedule of players.
— A Tribune photograph

Widening of Himalayan Marg stretch under way
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — A section of Himalayan Marg, from the bus stand chowk to the Piccadily chowk, is being widened by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) keeping in view the increasing volume of traffic on this road and the resultant accidents.

DSP to solve murder case
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — The mystery shrouding the death of a finance company employee, Sham Sunder, seemed to be partly solved today, with the Senior Superintendent of Chandigarh Police, Mr Parag Jain, directing a Deputy Superintendent of Police to submit his report on November 8 after enquiring into the allegations.


Police Commemoration Day
This refers to the report “Solemn ceremony marks Police Commemoration Day” (Chandigarh Tribune, Oct 22). The views expressed by Mr S.K. Madan, President of the President’s Police Gallantry Awardees Association, deserve serious consideration by the top brass of the various police forces of our country.


Sex education imperative for adolescents
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — The cost of treatment of one HIV infected patient was Rs 18,000 per month, reason enough for a country like India to realise that prevention was the only cure and education, the only vaccine. Sex education was the most cost-effective way to tackle population explosion, the ideal time for which was the pre-adolescent stage as more than one-third of the country’s population was in this age-group.

Lt-Gen Mann tipped as COS, Western Command
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — Lieut-General H.R.S. Mann has been tipped as Chief of Staff (COS), Western Command, when the present incumbent, Lieut-Gen B.S. Malik retires later this month, it is learnt.

Territorial Army banner presented
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — The Western Command Territorial Army Banner was presented to 105 Infantry Battalion (Rajputana Rifles) at Headquarters Western Command in Chandi Mandir Cantonment today.

Violence flayed at conference for peace
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — Migration has been a very predominant factor in conflict widely visible in the case of Assam, where aggression from Bangladesh remains a continuous threat.

Suicide cases: city ranks second
ITH 79.2 per cent increase in the number of suicide in 1998 compared to those reported in 1997, the City Beautiful has occupied the second position in the country among the Union Territories (UTs), having maximum number of suicidal deaths.

Nursery owners told to keep lands
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — The Chandigarh Administration has allowed owners of five nurseries to continue to occupy about 8 acres of prime commercial land on the Chandigarh-Panchkula highway.

32,144 kids get anti-polio drops
DERA BASSI, Nov 6 — As many as 32,144 children upto the age 5 years were administered anti-polio drops in the first round of the third phase of the polio eradication campaign started by the Health Department and the Rotary Clubs of the township here.

Justice Kuldip Singh sues newspaper
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — Justice Kuldip Singh today denied making any statement regarding “an international Sikh state” at a seminar organised by the Institute of Sikh Studies here on November 5.


2 infants found abandoned
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — Two infants were found abandoned in Rose Garden, Sector 16, here yesterday. After initial investigations by the police it was revealed that the twins were born at General Hospital, Sector 16 two days ago.

Jewellers’ plea on sales tax
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — Members of the Jewellers Association here have urged the Chandigarh Administration to lower the sales tax on gold and silver objects in the city to ensure better tax collections.


Computer centre at women's hostel
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — A computer centre under the Chandigarh Child and Women Development Corporation opened at the Working Women Hostel in Sector 24 here today.

Another ‘Comedy of Errors’ by kids
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — “See How They Run'' a comedy play by Philip King was enacted by senior wing students of Vivek High School today evening at the school premises as part of Founder's week celebrations.

Kids’ late return worries parents
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — Parents of some of the tiny tots wing of Saupin ‘s School, Sector 36, had to undergo a tough time waiting for the arrival of their wards from school today. Kids residing in Sectors 37 and 38 reached home approximately two hours late.

IGP ordered to investigate FIR
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the IGP of the UT police to start investigations on an FIR (first information report) registered against a Punjab IAS officer, Mr S.S. Dhillon, in a trespassing and theft case.

Plea to release Yog Raj
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — The UT District and Sessions Judge today issued a notice for November 11 on the bail application filed by Yog Raj Singh, father of cricketer, Yuv Raj.


Three days of rich musical treat
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — The past week ended with the confirmation that there sure was some future for serious art in the country, despite the proliferation of popular entertainment and art forms.

 Instrument workshop concludes
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — In medical instrumentation, technology is advancing so rapidly, that if we have to offer state-of-art medical care facilities, the demand for maintenance and upkeep of these are bound to go up, said Prof S.K.Sharma, Director, PGI, while giving a valedictory address at the CSIO, here today.

Paediatrics meet concludes
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — The five-day millennium meeting of the Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons ended at the PGI, here today, with a lecture on the maintenance of costly endoscopic equipment and a live workshop on Urology by the world famous surgeon, Dr Howard Snyder.


50 ladies in fray for Punjab Open
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — Fifty ladies will battle it out for the different titles at stake in the eighth Punjab Open Ladies Amateur Golf Championship which gets under way on the lush course of the Chandigarh Golf Club here tomorrow.

Bridge, the mind game, comes to city
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — Bridge, the mind sport, has finally come to the city. The All India Chandigarh Open Bridge Tournament which concluded here last evening at skating rink, Sector 10, has “awakened this otherwise sleepy town”, uttered one of the participants who had come from Delhi to take part in this three-day national-level tournament which was organised by the Chandigarh Bridge Association for the first time in the city beautiful.

‘Nothing like river rafting’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — Members of a river-rafting expedition of the Mountain and Allied Sports Association, who had braved the waters of the Rishikesh-Rudraparayag belt past week, were in the city today.

Special cell required for cyber crime: DGP
PANCHKULA, Nov 6 — Special training programmes for all Inspectors likely to be promoted to gazetted officers and training to police personnel in checking cyber crime, a new phenomenon which has recently come up, will be initiated by the police department.

Progress of MCC work reviewed
CHANDIGARH, Nov 6 — The progress of the work done by the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation ( MCC) was reviewed in a special meeting of the senior officials held today under the Commissioner, Mr M.P. Singh. Such review meetings will now onwards be held on every Monday to take stock of the developments.

Vigilance Awareness Week
, Nov 6 — As part of the Vigilance Awareness Week, a training programme on “how to reduce chances of corruption in government offices” will be initiated by the Controller of Defence Accounts, Western Command.

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