Friday, November 10, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Anandgarh will face water shortage
MULLANPUR-GARIBDAS, Nov 9 — The upcoming township of Anandgarh will face water shortage. The underground water level of the proposed city is as low as 80 feet and even below that in some areas.

Nagar kirtan on eve of Gurpurab
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — An impressive nagar kirtan was taken out on the eve of the 531st birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev in the city here today. Thousands of city residents, apart from school children and members of various religious and social organisations, took part in the festivities.

Jewellery worth 60,000 stolen in city
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — In yet another theft incident two gold bangles, gold chains and eight pairs of earings were stolen after thieves entered into a Sector 24 house by breaking the locks.

Police operations to nab thieves
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — Under-cover operations are being carried out by the Chandigarh police to nab house-breakers. During the operations, tabs are being kept on the activities of once-active "hardcore" burglars.

Mann to head GMCH
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — The Head of the ENT Department, PGI, Prof S.B.S. Mann, has been selected as the Director-Principal of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32.




Magnetic pull of US poll
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — Satellite channels beaming 24 hours of non-stop news, besides the great importance given by the newspapers to the US presidential election has had city residents hooked, excited and eager to know the results.

Positive exuberance at Youth Festival
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — Hundreds of students flocked the open-air venue of the Panjab University (Zone B) Youth Festival at Government College , Sector 46, today at the bhangra contest, giving signals of positive exuberance, which has looked wanting due to lesser attention to the festival in the past.

Students perform bhangra on the concluding day of the Youth Festival organised at Government College, Sector 46, in Chandigarh on Thursday.
SETTING THE STAGE ON FIRE: Students perform bhangra on the concluding day of the Youth Festival organised at Government College, Sector 46, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Hectic lobbying for MC chief poll
SAS NAGAR, Nov 9 — With the election of the President of the local Municipal Council scheduled for November 15, hectic lobbying is on among councillors to capture the key post.


Clerk alleges harassment by Estate Office
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — Complaints of harassment at the hands of clerks and lower-middle level officialdom is nothing new, but in a recent case a government clerk is facing ‘harassment’ at the hands of his own brethren.

‘Violation of rights on the rise’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — Complaints of a violation of the citizen’s rights were on the rise and only order could be an effective mode to restore order even during conflict situations.

‘Issue notification on sewerage connection’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — The UT Administrator, Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) has directed the authorities to issue a notification with regard to treating the date of obtaining sewerage connection as the date of completion for the purpose of transfer of leasehold property into freehold one, claims municipal councillor, Ranjana Shahi in a release after she met the Administrator, today.

Panel to identify silence zone
PANCHAKULA, Nov 9 — A five-member committee under the chairmanship of the SDM, Mr Rajeev Ranjan, has been constituted to ascertain the silence zone in the district. The other members are an official of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board, an official of the Regional Transport Authority, the Estate Officer and the DSP.

Christian community holds meeting
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — A crucial meeting of the local Christian community was held to discuss the problems being faced by the community here today. The meeting was presided over by Mr Munnawar Masih, a member of the Subordinate Services Selection Board.

Two Indian youths get Asia awards
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — “If good things happen, we need to have no worry at all. But things like cross-border terrorism will wreck havoc on our lives. We, the youths, should awake and guard ourselves against such irrationalities.

Working for world peace
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — Prof Peter Wallensteen is a person who believes in peace and the fact that every conflict can be resolved. From the Department of Conflict and Peace Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, Prof Wallensteen has been engaged in research work for conflict resolution for many years.

Community centres to come under public control
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — To ensure better functioning of the community centres in the city, the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, plans to hand over the charge of these centres to the general public. A proposal to this effect is on the agenda of the MC Art and Culture Committee, which will meet here tomorrow.

Nagar kirtan today
SAS NAGAR, Nov 9 — A nagar kirtan will be organised here tomorrow on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Special issue of Seva Sanskar
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — The Punjab Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Baldev Raj Chawla, released the special issue of Seva Sanskar, the monthly magazine of Seva Bharati, at a function here today.

HPCC flays Rao, Prasada
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — The beleaguered former Prime Minister, Mr P.V. Narasimha Rao, and Mr Jitendra Prasada who has challenged Ms Sonia Gandhi in the AICC chief’s election, were today vehemently criticised by Dr Ram Parkash, General Secretary of the HPCC, in an open letter, copies of which was distributed to the press.


One held for carrying charas
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — The Crime Branch arrested Mian Mohammed Ali, a resident of Anantnag district, in Jammu and Kashmir, for allegedly possessing 750 gm of charas yesterday.

2 car thieves arrested
DERA BASSI, Nov 9 — The police arrested two car thieves and recovered a car from their possession here today.

Case registered in assault case
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — After dilly-dallying for four days, the police has finally registered an FIR in an assault case involving a Sector 19 youth.


Stress on creating legal awareness
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — As many as 40,000 persons were educated by the Regional Resource Centre for Adult and Continuing Education, in collaboration with the State Legal Services Authority and the Department of Adult Education, UT, on the occasion of Legal Services Day today.


Adalat settles 1,706 cases 
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — At a Special Lok Adalat, organised at the Sector 17 District Courts on the occasion of Legal Services Day today, 1,706 cases were disposed of, while Rs 99, 02, 807 was awarded as compensation to litigants. A sum of Rs 1, 66, 415 was also realised as fine. Several cases pertaining to matrimonial disputes were also amicably resolved.


Sirmauri artistes mesmerise city audience
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — Himachali folk dancers with agile movements and colourful attires mesmerised the city audience at the Punjab Kala Bhavan where the Punjab Sangeet Natak Academy in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations organised a folk dance show here tonight.

Giving refined touch to mural designing
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — Art never expresses anything but itself. And all that it expresses is beautiful. A lot of this aesthetic is being viewed in the city these days, with almost all the galleries displaying varied art forms.

Exploring relationship between art forms
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — Like signature, art is also personal and very exclusive to each artist. What inspires an artist and what chemistry converts that inspiration into a work of art is a mystery.


Burning of bio-medical waste
IMA seeks week’s time
PANCHKULA, Nov 9 — With the Health Department having fixed Rs 200 as charges for every kg of bio-medical waste burnt in incinerator, the Indian Medical Association has sought a week’s time to submit its report. The decision was taken at a meeting held here today.

Prof invited for cancer research
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — A Panjab University professor has been invited to the USA under a fellowship for cancer research.


Kho-kho tourney results
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — Government High School, Sector 32, and Government High School, Sector 29, posted victories in the under 14 section of the UT Inter-school kho-kho tournament played here at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18.

Golf is a passion for them
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — The generation gap ceased to exist at the Chandigarh Golf Club. The occasion was the ongoing 8th Punjab Open Amateur Ladies Golf Tournament where 45 participants from various parts of the country vied for top honours. The young and old all at a common platform of the golf course.

Inquiry finds Inspector innocent
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — In the infamous stag killing case, the inquiry officer has reportedly held Inspector, Operation Cell, Mr Om Parkash, to be innocent.

Encroachments removed
ZIRAKPUR, Nov 9 — Tempers of local shopkeepers ran high over the removal of encroachments by the enforcement staff of the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat here this evening.

Cops’ training with live ammunition may be banned
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — For avoiding cases of death by accidental firing, the Chandigarh Police is planning to impose a ban on training officials with live ammunition.


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