Thursday, November 23, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



PUDA comes out with major housing project
SAS NAGAR, Nov 22 — The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has come out with a major housing project in the southern part of the town. At least 3950 plots of different sizes are being offered in five new sectors being acquired for the housing scheme.

Angithi proves fatal for guard
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — A 21-year-old security guard was burnt alive on the first day of his duty after the wooden cabin he was sitting in behind a Sector 35 hotel went up in flames today morning. Carbon monoxide fumes from an angithi could have made Vijay Tyagi unconscious before the tragedy occurred.

Police and CSFL officials inspect the remains of a wooden cabin after a security guard was burnt alive outside a Sector 35 hotel in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Police and CSFL officials inspect the remains of a wooden cabin after a security guard was burnt alive outside a Sector 35 hotel in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan



Simran mishap case: petition disposed of
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — While disposing of writ petition filed by the World Human Rights Protection Council seeking directions to the PGI, Chandigarh, to give relief to parents of Ms Simran Uppal, who died in a road accident on June 27 last, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice R.S. Mongia and Mr Justice K.C. Gupta yesterday observed that ‘‘There is a lot of room for improvement in the working of the PGI.

Will steps to improve exams remain only on paper?
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — More than two years after a suggestion at improvement in the examination system got a nod from the syndicate, a formal step in this direction still awaits to be taken. The number of paper-setters has not been increased.

Kesar Singh market committee chief
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — Mr Kesar Singh was today elected chairman of the local market committee. At the election held here, Mr Kesar Singh, a resident of Hallo Majra,who polled six votes, defeated his rival candidate, Mr Rambari Bhatti by three votes.

Businessman shoots self
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — A young businessman Gurpreet Singh, reportedly suffering from depression, shot himself through his head with a .38 bore licenced revolver belonging to his father late in the evening yesterday. He was declared dead at the PGI at 2.30 a.m. today.

New Civil Judge for city
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — The District Courts here will have a new Civil Judge (junior division ) as Civil Judge, Jalandhar, Mr Surinder Singh, has been transferred to Chandigarh, according to an order passed by the High Court today.

Citizens’ Chronic Problems-2
With no OPD chart around, PGI a maze for patients
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — Surprising but true — a superspeciality institute, with world-class doctors and facilities — which attends to one million outdoor patients every year and admits about 40,000 indoor patients annually , does not possess the most basic patient-friendly facility — an OPD chart, and the layout plan of the building , specifying the location of each OPD.


Confusion over DSP’s posting ends
SAS NAGAR, Nov 22 — The confusion over the posting of two Deputy Superintendent of Police in the town against one sanctioned post ended today with the Punjab Government transferring one of the DSP, Mr Sukhwant Singh Gill, to the Commando Unit at Patiala. His place would now be taken by DSP, Mr Amarjeet Singh Bajwa, who had been recently transferred to the town.

Call letters despatched
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — The Banking Service Recruitment Board, Chandigarh, has despatched call letters to the eligible candidates for the written examination for the clerical cadre posts to be held on December 3.

Water problem in Sector 29
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — The first-floor flats in The Tribune Colony, Sector 29, have not been getting proper water supply for the past over one month. The residents of these houses complain that the water pressure gets low at 7.30 a.m. daily.

‘Reschedule holiday’
SAS NAGAR, Nov 22 — Representatives of different religious bodies and a member of the SGPC, Mr Hardeep Singh, have urged the Punjab Government to reschedule the holiday in lieu of the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadhur.

40 take part in Dancer 2000
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — Forty participants danced to Hindi and Punjabi songs at Tagore Theatre here today. The Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts, in collaboration with the State Bank Officers Welfare Housing Organisation, presented the Dancer of the Year 2000 .


26 more arrests by police
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — In the ongoing drive against “anti-social elements”, the Chandigarh Police arrested 26 persons from the southern parts of the city. The drive was carried out under the supervision of Deputy Superintendent of Police (South) S.C. Sagar.

Rs 50,000 stolen from car
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — Mr Sandeep Kotla, an advocate, has complained to the police that Rs 50,000 was stolen from his car which was parked at the High Court parking lot here yesterday.

Chain snatcher held after chase
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — An alleged chain snatcher was apprehended by the Chandigarh police from Sector 33 after a chase late this evening. The accused, Mubarak Ali of SAS Nagar, was apprehended after he was allegedly trying to escape on his scooter with a gold chain snatched from Sector 34.


PU campus within bounds, claims police
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — The controversy over the issue of imposing traffic rules in the Panjab University has deepened, with the Chandigarh police claiming campus to be within bounds.

Chaos at fee counters
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — A big rush of students nearly blocked entry in the Administrative Block of Panjab University from the rear on the last day of the depositing fee for appearing as private candidates here today.

Silver jubilee function of school
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — Ankur Nursery School, Sector 14, concluded its silver jubilee celebrations here today. A quiz competition, a cultural function and a fancy dress show marked the occasion. The celebrations had started last week on the Children's Day.

NCC training camp
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — An inter-group competition of NCC cadets of Army, Navy and Air Force wings was held during the Annual Training Camp, held at the Railway TA Ground, here today. Brig R.S. Kalha, Deputy Director-General of NCC Directorate, was the chief guest.

Shabad gayan competition held
Chandigarh, Nov 22 — Several teams from different schools of Chandigarh participated at one day inter-school shabad gayan competition held here today at Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28-B. First prize at the group level was secured by Amarjot Kaur and the team of Guru Nanak Public School and Mandeep and team of the Institute of Blind.


Case against Barnala, others adjourned
CHANDIGARH ,Nov 22 — The dowry case filed against the former Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, and other family members by his daughter-in-law, Ms Parveshbir Kaur, was today adjourned by the UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ashok Kumar, till January 6, 2001.


Creating masterpieces at 80
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — Joginder Singh has waited all his life in the hope that some day his embroidery pieces will adorn a national gallery of repute. But destiny has not been kind to him notwithstanding the exquisite quality of the works created by him.


‘Need to curb illegal medical practitioners’
PANCHKULA, Nov 22 — A doctor, possessing a fake degree of a “qualified vaid” from Bihar, practising in Rajiv Colony, was nabbed for dealing in allopathic medicines. A case has been lodged in court in this regard and he can face up to three years’ imprisonment or fine.

Prosthodontists focus on aesthetics
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — The main focus of the pre-congress courses of the XXVIII Prosthodontists Congress, which began at the CII here today, was aesthetics. About 100 delegates from all over the country gathered to discuss hands-on experience on the latest developments in the field.


MC meeting likely to elect 4 members
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh at the 42nd meeting of the General House, to be held on November 28, is likely to elect four members of the MC, who are to be nominated as members of the Home Minister’s Advisory Committee for Chandigarh.

HUDA earns crores in auction
PANCHKULA, Nov 22 — The commercial sites in Sector 20 drew a tremendous response from the bidders at an auction held at the office of the Haryana Urban Development Authority in Sector 6 here today.

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