Tuesday, November 21, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



US institute to get 300 acres in Anandgarh
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — The upcoming city of Anandgarh has also joined in the race to be investor friendly and to attract hi-tech industries. The idea is to be another Bangalore and give big cousin, Chandigarh, a run in attracting top notch investment.

Man escapes from hospital to rejoin fast
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — It was nothing less than a great escape for an on-fast official of the Haryana Government from the Sector 16 General Hospital. He had been admitted to the hospital because doctors feared that he would die due to starvation. He made an associate lie on a stretcher and wheeled him from one ward to another before escaping to resume the fast.
On Fast again: Prithivi Singh, an employee of the Haryana Government, rejoins the fast opposite 30 Bays Building in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday, after escaping from the Sector 16 General Hospital.
On Fast again: Prithivi Singh, an employee of the Haryana Government, rejoins the fast opposite 30 Bays Building in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday, after escaping from the Sector 16 General Hospital. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Rail traffic disrupted
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — All trains running northwards of Delhi were delayed by several hours today as rail traffic on the Delhi-Ambala section had to be diverted via the Shamli-Saharanpur route. Trouble caused by some agitationists near the rail tracks at Narela in Delhi made the authorities divert the trains, sources said tonight.



Raids on discos, pubs: 12 held
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — In a crackdown on anti-social elements who frequent discotheques, pubs, eating joints, hotels and guest houses, the Chandigarh police has arrested 12 persons from different parts of the city in the past 48 hours. Raids were also conducted on the Sector 17 Inter-State Bus Terminus.

‘First LCA test-flight by Feb’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — White the light combat aircraft (LCA) is expected to carry out its maiden test-flight early next year, it will be several years before the first aircraft of this type becomes fully operational and is inducted into the IAF.

MC President’s poll on Nov 23
SAS NAGAR, Nov 20 — The election to the post of President of the SAS Nagar Municipal Council will now be held on November 23. An undertaking in this regard was given by the Punjab state's counsel when a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, comprising Mr Justice Amarbir Singh Gill and Mr Justice V.S. Aggarwal, took up a petition filed by a group of councillors led by Phool Raj. The petitioners had sought holding of the election by November 19.

Goods train bogey catches fire
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — An empty bogey of a goods train berthed at platform no: 2 of Chandigarh railway station went up in flames at about 10.55 pm. However, no loss of life and property was reported till the time of filing of the report.

Citizens’ chronic problems-1
Scooter market a nuisance for residents
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — Shopkeepers and residents of Sector 21 are a harassed lot. Unchecked encroachments by the auto-dealers, mechanics and the holding of “scooter bazar” in the Scooter Market have made their lives miserable.


Chrysanthemum show from Dec 9
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — A two-day chrysanthemum show will be organised by the Municipal Corporation on December 9 and 10 at the Sector 33 Terrace Garden here. A decision to this effect was taken at the Environment and City Beautification Committee meeting held today under the chairmanship of councillor, Harish Bhanot.

IG inaugurates Mauli Jagran police post
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — For curbing crime, a police post was inaugurated today at Mauli Jagran by the Inspector General of Chandigarh Police, Mr. B.S. Bassi. The post will cater to the needs of 80,000 people residing in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony, Vikas Nagar, Railway Colony, brick kilns, Raipur Kalan, besides Mauli Jagran village. The First Information Reports will, however, continue to be registered at the Mani Majra police station.

Of toilets, cattle and admn apathy 
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — Over 600 families of Sector 41-D paid lakhs of rupees to own their flats. But today most of them are repenting the decision. They say they are living a life which they could not have imagined ever existed in Chandigarh.

Cut down price of petrol instead'
Rollback in prices of LPG, kerosene unimpressive
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — The decision of the government to reduce the prices of the LPG and kerosene by Rs 10 and Rs 1, respectively, has not impressed the common man much. Most residents of the city want that the government should rather cut down the price of petrol. 

Book released 
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — The Punjab Lekhak Sabha yesterday held a seminar on the new book released by Dr K.S. Raju. The book, titled Aman Paigambar — Guru Gobind Singh, was released today on the premises of Punjab Kala Bhavan. Eminent historian Dr Kirpal Singh, Dr Kharak Singh and Dr Raman Rattan read papers on the book.

40-yr-old trees to lose branches
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — 40-year-old pelkan trees along the road dividing Sector 15 and 16 ( Udyan Path) are under a threat as a large number of their leafy branches are set to be chopped off.

Slum cleanliness drive launched
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — A slum cleanliness drive was launched at Sector 26 Bapu Dham colony, today, by the Servants of the People Society, as part of the Lala Lajpat Rai martyrdom fortnight observance programme in association with the Samaj Sewa Kendra Catholic Church, Sector 19.

Fire in provision store
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — A fire that broke out in a provision store in Sector 27-D in the wee hours of today morning, was brought under control by the timely action of firemen. The cause of the fire and the extent of losses are yet to be ascertained.

CBI inquiry demanded
KHARAR, Nov 20 — The local Municipal Committee at its special meeting held here today under the presidentship of Mr Ranbir Singh Kala, unanimously passed a resolution requesting the Punjab Government to pass orders for a CBI inquiry into the Khanpur land issue.

Tapping youth for peace promotion
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — Mrs Raka Rashid, Regional Director, Commonwealth Youth Programme at the Asia Centre Chandigarh, has behind her 10 years of a development mission in Bangladesh, and 11 years as a financial and management consultant to a private voluntary organisation.

Seminar on engine corrosion
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — It has been experienced that a large number of aero engines get prematurely withdrawn from operational units due to corrosion, which in turn results in loss of power and failure of material.


Case registered in car burning case
SAS NAGAR, Nov 20 — The police today registered a case in connection with the burning of a Zen car of a Municipal Councillor at his Phase 7 residence here on Saturday night. The councillor from Ward 11 had alleged that some unidentified persons had been sent by the opposite group of councillors to set his car on fire.

Job consultancy raided
PANCHKULA, Nov 20 — The local police raided the premises of a Sector 7 job consultancy here this afternoon. The consultancy had recently inserted an advertisement in leading dailies promising jobs to people, and had, in fact, received bank drafts from many job aspirants.

Call for national policy on rehabilitation
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — The International Conference on Construction Industry, Disaster and Environment Management called for a national policy on rehabilitation of people displaced owing to initiation of new projects by the government. Rehabilitation measures like adequate compensation, employment etc. would assure smooth processing and completion of the projects, it was stated.


Principals to meet Education Minister
, Nov 20 — A joint deputation of the Federations of the Association of the Principals of Non-Government Affiliated Colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh and the managements will meet Master Mohan Lal, Minister of Education, Punjab, on November 22 to demand implementation of the already accepted demands, a press release said here today.

16 released on probation
, Nov 20 — The UT Judicial Magistrate (Ist Class) today released Gurcharan Singh and 15 others on one-year probation on furnishing a bond of Rs 10,000 each, in the case of voluntarily causing grievous injury.


Punjabi pop lands another star
, Nov 20 — There is much more to city-lad Karan Jasbir than just the fact that he is the latest find of the high-profile music director Jawahar Wattal. He had already rocked the city last month when he shared the stage with established artists of the country like Usha Uthup and Hans Raj Hans at a function at the local Press Club. But now, he is all set to formally introduce himself and his latest album release — Kudi dhai lakh di — to the city crowd.

Government museum gets a facelift
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — The Government Museum and Art Gallery, the proud collector of India’s second largest Gandhara sculptures, is getting a facelift as the authorities are renovating the entire setup in order to accommodate 40 more Gandhara pieces and also 12 pieces of Sanghol sculptures.

Art appreciation workshop for journalists
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — The Chandigarh Journalists Association will hold a workshop in dance and music appreciation for the city-based reporters. The aim of the workshop, to be held on November 25 and 26 at the local Pracheen Kala Kender, is to apprise the newsmen of the basic elements of Indian classical music and dance.

1,000 checked at medical camp
PANCHKULA, Nov 20 — As many as 1,000 patients were examined at a free health check-up camp at a private hospital in Sector 21. Free laboratory tests, ECG and examination by a team of specialists of all medical and surgical fraternities was provided at the camp.


Bawa to accompany team
HE Sports Authority of India (SAI) Coach, Sukhwinder Bawa, will accompany the Indian Women Cricket Team to New Zealand for the Women’s World Cup commencing from November 29.

Governor back in city
CHANDIGARH, Nov 20 — Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh, has returned from his visit Bangalore and Chennai. The aim of the visit was to find ways to create employment opportunities and encourage investment in the IT industry in Chandigarh and its neighbouring states.

‘Fill vacant posts of SDE’
, Nov 20 — The junior engineers of the Haryana Urban Development Authority stressed the need of filling up the 28 vacant posts of the SDEs while demanding repatriation of deputationists working in HUDA.

MC panel sanctions 2 more apni mandis
, Nov 20 — The Apni Mandi Committee of the MC which met here today has sanctioned the setting up of two more apni mandis for the benefit of residents of Sector 38 and the Housing Board Complex, Mani Majra. The two will be formally inaugurated within a week or two.


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